Kosovo UN Mission to set up joint committee with Skopje on border

Following his meeting with President Boris Trajkovski on Monday, in which the two discussed regional issues and methods of cooperation, Mr. Steiner told media that the border agreement between the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, signed in February 2001, must be respected.”We both agreed on the need to take into consideration the lives of normal people on the ground, and the practical problems of their daily lives that need to be resolved, notwithstanding the need to respect the agreement,” he added.The Joint Experts Committee would not deal with demarcation of the border, Mr. Steiner said, but with practical problems on the ground. The Committee will meet as soon as possible.President Trajkovski and Mr. Steiner also discussed how to implement police cooperation – particularly regarding illegal border crossings, missing persons, intelligence, crime prevention, processing of visas for UNMIK Travel Documents, and access to the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia for vehicles registered in Kosovo.The UNMIK chief also praised the proposal by President Trajkovski for an “economic spring offensive.””If you want to boost the economy of the region, you need stable environments in FYROM and Kosovo,” Mr. Steiner said. “This is a man who understands the needs of Macedonia and the region. We are in full agreement on our common interests.” read more

2005 soccer Gold Cup dedicated to Latin American and Caribbean children –

UNICEF and The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) announced the joint venture today just ahead of the first game. Ten countries from the CONCACAF region and guest teams Colombia and South Africa will battle for the Gold Cup in games played in seven stadiums in six cities across the United States through 24 July.“We have started a dynamic dialogue between UNICEF and the soccer associations in Central America and the Caribbean on how we can protect children and build values starting at a young age,” said Nils Kastberg, Regional Director of UNICEF for Latin America and the Caribbean. “Through the Gold Cup we have an opportunity to reach millions of soccer fans to educate them on the risks of HIV/AIDS infection, on the importance of stopping violent behaviour and other key messages to protect young lives.”The special focus on HIV/AIDS and violence is due to the particular importance these issues carry in the CONCACAF region. With a prevalence rate of 2.3 per cent, the Caribbean region has the second highest rate of HIV/AIDS in the world, next to Sub-Saharan Africa.Latin America is one of the most violent regions in the world, with children and women the main victims. Sixteen per cent of children in Latin America and the Caribbean assert that they are being maltreated in their homes, either through physical or verbal abuse.“We need to work in partnership to get girls and boys on to sports fields and playgrounds, and to educate children and their families about the benefits of sports. UNICEF has a long standing cooperation with FIFA as well as CONMEBOL and CONCACAF to develop programmes to guarantee children’s right to play,” said Mr. Kastberg. read more

Hunger poverty rates in Egypt up sharply over past three years –

An estimated 13.7 million Egyptians or 17 per cent of the population suffered from food insecurity in 2011, compared to 14 per cent in 2009, according to the report by UN World Food Programme (WFP) and the Egyptian Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS).“This increase in food insecurity, malnutrition and poverty rates has not happened overnight, during this year or even during the past year,” said WFP Egypt Representative and Country Director GianPietro Bordignon. “People’s inability to have adequate and nutritious food is largely attributed to rising poverty rates and a succession of crises from 2005 – including the avian influenza epidemic in 2006, the food, fuel and financial crises of 2007–09 and a challenging macroeconomic context in recent years.” The report also shows that twice as many people moved into poverty as moved out, with less money to spend on food, according to The Status of Poverty and Food Security in Egypt: Analysis and Policy Recommendations based on analysis of the CAPMAS 2011 Household Income and Expenditure and Consumption Survey (HIECS). Findings show that the poorest families spend more than half of their average households on food and often buy less expensive, less nutritious food. Malnutrition is up, with 31 per cent of children under five years of age stunted, up from 23 per cent in 2005. The UN World Health Organization (WHO) considers the “high” range of 30-39.“Stunting, reflecting chronic malnutrition is irreversible and stops children reaching their full physical and mental potential,” WFP said in a news release. “In nine governorates across all regions in 2011, just over half of children under five were estimated to suffer from anaemia, classified as a ‘severe public health problem’ by the WHO.”Food subsidies in the form of a ration card system in Egypt “are not designed to resolve all poverty-related challenges,” according to a joint policy paper released today by WPF and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).Nearly 70 per cent of the population receives ration cards but 19 per cent of the most vulnerable population are excluded, according to ‘Tackling Egypt’s Rising Food Insecurity in Times of Transition.’ read more

Fall wildfire hazard season begins October 1

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ)- October 1, is the beginning of the Fall Wildfire Hazard Season, bringing burning restrictions to communities not already under a local burn ban.The Commonwealths 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Burning Law (KRS149.400) prohibits burning before 6 p.m. if the fire is in, or within 150 feet of, woodland, brushland or fields containing dry grass or other flammable materials.- Advertisement – These restrictions are in effect every Fall (October 1 December 15) and Spring (February 15 April 30) Wildfire Hazard Season to help prevent wildfires under normal conditions, said James Wright, Director of the Kentucky Division of Forestry. By adhering to the law and burning after 6 p.m., fires are less likely to escape. Over the last several weeks, some areas of the state have received some precipitation while others have received little if any.The Commonwealths Burning Law Fall Wildfire Hazard Season restrictions are in effect through December 15 whether or not a county has a burn ban or, if it does, if it lifts it. Related Article: Autopsy reports: 2 men died of smoke inhalation in fireOfficials with the Kentucky Division of Forestry (KDF) remind everyone to be careful with outdoor fire any time of the year, but especially during the wildfire seasons when the risk of a fire escaping is greatest. If a fire does escape, immediately contact the nearest Division of Forestry field office or local fire department.In September, KDF responded to more than 104 wildfire fires, when normally there are none this time of year. Some of the recent fires have been controlled by local fire departments and are not reflected in the divisions September statistic.People are asked to call their local fire department or their County Judge-Executives office if they have questions regarding local burn bans. Residents should call the Division of Air Quality at 1-888-BURN-LAW to learn about other specific regulations before burning anything. read more

Erin and Shannon Gallaghers mother takes legal action against school

first_imgwww.spunout.ie – website with varied and very useful information on a broad range of youth health matterswww.letsomeoneknow.ie – a HSE website aimed at teenagers giving advice about looking after themselves or otherswww.reachout.com – website for any young person with concerns or questions about mental healthwww.RD4U.org.uk – Online bereavement support service for young peoplewww.barnardos.ie/teenhelp – an information web-site for young people coping with difficultiesIf you feel you need to speak with someone, call one of the numbers below:Samaritans 1850 60 90 90 or email jo@samaritans.orgTeen-Line Ireland 1800 833 634Console 1800 201 890Aware 1890 303 302Pieta House 01 601 0000 or email mary@pieta.ieChildline 1800 66 66 66Read: Fitzgerald concerned about difficulty of regulating cyberbullying sitesMore: HSE liasing with Shannon Gallagher family following tragic death THE MOTHER OF tragic teenagers Erin and Shannon Gallagher has filed a legal action against Donegal VEC.Lorraine Gallagher is suing the school authority in connection with the death of her youngest daughter Erin.The Donegal girl was just 13 when she took her own life in October 2012. Just weeks later, her older sister Shannon, 15, died by suicide.The deaths sparked outrage over alleged bullying and cyberbullying. Their mother believes the school failed to provide a safe environment for Erin.The necessary papers were filed with the courts service on 23 August this year by Letterkenny-based solicitors Gallagher and Brennan. It is understood that the Gallagher family is claiming damages for mental distress.Useful support services for teenagerslast_img read more

Amazon sued by Apple over use of App Store trademark

first_imgA new fight has just begun over two little words that on their own seem quite generic, but to Apple they mean everything. Those two words are “App Store” and Apple has decided to sue Amazon for using them together on its own site.According to Apple’s complaint, Amazon is using its trademarked App Store name to front its developer program and calls it unfair competition. However, Amazon do not use the words in the same way, instead it is part of the name “Amazon Appstore” as a single word.Apple also state that use of the name won’t be limited to the Amazon developer program and will eventually be rolled out as a customer-facing download service. This can be seen in the bottom right corner of the preview image below for the forthcoming Angry Birds Rio game:Several attempts have been made by Apple to get Amazon to cease and desist with use of the name, but that was not successful and so a lawsuit seems to be the only option.The issuing of a trademark for the App Store name has already been called into question by Microsoft who believes it is too generic. A separate lawsuit questioning the legitimacy of such a trademark was started in January.Read more at BloombergMatthew’s OpinionI believe that “App Store” is certainly too generic to warrant a trademark. If it was “Apple App Store” that’s a different matter as it has the company name in. This is more like Apple trying to stop anyone else using the word “browser”–there are lots of them, very similar, but they all have their quirks.App Stores are becoming more common and there is no way that can really be slowed down or stopped. I fully expect Amazon to fight this lawsuit and they may even get some help from Microsoft.last_img read more

Opinion To say Britishness is authentic while denying Irishness is quaffing ones

first_img Share477 Tweet Email6 Mar 9th 2017, 7:00 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Caoimhín De Barra Thursday 9 Mar 2017, 7:00 AM Opinion: ‘To say Britishness is authentic, while denying Irishness is quaffing one’s own Kool-Aid too deeply’ Melanie Phillips tried to use history to delegitimise the nationalist aspirations of Sinn Féin and the Scottish Nationalist Party, writes Caoimhin De Barra. http://jrnl.ie/3276952 center_img MELANIE PHILLIPS’ RECENT article on British identity angered a lot of people in Ireland, especially her statement that Ireland’s claim to nationhood was “tenuous”.Phillip’s objective in writing her piece was to use history to delegitimise the nationalist aspirations of Sinn Féin and the Scottish Nationalist Party, while supporting the political status-quo in the UK.There is one problem, however. While all national identities are constructed to an extent, the invented nature of British identity is more obvious than most.This point is made in Linda Colley’s famous book, BritonsThe British state came into existence in 1707, not due to popular demand, but to prevent the recently ousted Stuart dynasty from trying to reclaim the Scottish throne.Nobody identified as being British in 1707. So, Colley notes, British identity had to be created in the years and decades that followed.But, in an extraordinary act of arrogance, Phillips dismisses out of hand the magnum opus of one of the most accomplished British historians of her generation. Colley’s mistake, apparently, was to forget that the “British Isles” existed long before the union of England and Scotland in 1707.Phillips’ entire argument hinges on this pointBritain is an “authentic unitary nation” because it encompasses the “British Isles”, which, it is implied, is a natural geographic unit.But “British Isles” is not an objective geographic name that emerged out of nowhere. God did not ordain in the Old Testament that henceforth and forever more this would be the name for the islands to the north west of Europe. If you scratch away the earth in Galway, Glasgow or Gateshead, you won’t find “British Isles” engraved on the hard rock beneath.The term was first used by John Dee, an advisor to Queen Elizabeth I, in 1577. At this time, the Tudor monarchy was in the process of trying to subdue all of Gaelic Ireland, as well as meddling heavily in Scottish affairs. In other words, from the very beginning, the expression “British Isles” was a deliberate attempt to give geographic legitimacy to the political ambitions of an expansionist English state.The proof of this is seen when we explore what exactly is included in the “British Isles.”Take Shetland. Shetland is about the same distance from Scotland as it is from Norway. Indeed, Shetland had a strong Norwegian influence on its culture for most of its history.Nobody identified as being British in 1707British identity had to be created in the years and decades that followed.The word “Britain” wasn’t new, as it was the name of the old Roman colony, and “Britons” had been used occasionally to refer to the Welsh.What was new, however, was “British” as an umbrella term for the English, Scottish and Welsh. It is true that the islands of Britain and Ireland are near one another, but that does not mean they must be considered a single geographic unit. Source: Shutterstock/BennianWhy is Shetland included in the “British Isles”? Ultimately, because it was ruled by Scotland prior to the Act of Union in 1707, and then became part of the new British state. Had Shetland remained under Norwegian control, it would not today be considered a part of the “British Isles.”The Faroe Islands are about the same distance from Shetland as Shetland is from Scotland. Why are they not considered part of the “British Isles”? Because they have never been associated with the British state. And if they had fallen under the rule of Westminster at the same time as Shetland did, we can assume that today they would be included as well.Jersey and Guernsey are also considered part of the “British Isles”, despite the fact that they are much closer to France. Why is this? Because they are Crown dependencies. Politics, not geography, is the deciding factor.Is the Irish sea not saline enough?It is true that the islands of Britain and Ireland are near one another, but that does not mean they must be considered a single geographic unit. Britain is also in close proximity to France, but there isn’t any term that implies a “natural” geographic relationship between those two countries.Indeed, the hypocrisy of British nationalists like Phillips is that they view the body of water between Britain and the continent as justifying Brexit, offering proof of Britain’s natural separation from Europe.But, for some reason, the Irish Sea doesn’t seem offer the same level of separateness between Ireland and Britain. Maybe it isn’t deep enough? Or has it got something to do with the salinity level?Ulster unionists “are not British” One of the more eye-opening claims made by Phillips was that Ulster unionists “are not British.” In one sense, Phillips is correct, in that their planter forefathers who came to Ireland in the 1600s didn’t think of themselves as British, because the concept didn’t exist at the time. They saw themselves as English or Scottish.But there seems to be something of a contradiction in Phillips insisting on speaking about the integrity of the “British Isles” state, but denying the right of people from one of those islands to call themselves British. Nor are such selective interpretations of the past confined to Britain.In an article written last year, Irish historian Barry Kennerk criticised the Easter Rising for sowing unnecessary discord between Britain and Ireland. Kennerk wrote: “the idea that we share a common culture of the British Isles predates the Union Jack.”We might indeed wonder what exactly this common culture was? In 1801, just about the only thing that united the various Protestant sects of Britain was their deep hatred of the Catholic faith professed by the majority of people in Ireland.At the same time, a significant minority in Scotland, the majority of people in Ireland and the vast majority of people of Wales did not speak English.What common culture could exist between people divided by religion who also couldn’t talk to one another?Projecting present into pastWhat Phillips and Kennerk are both doing is taking some aspect of the present and projecting it back into the past as something that has always existed, unchanged throughout history.This creates the illusion that their worldview is how things have always been and anyone who disagrees is some kind of troublemaker upsetting the natural order. But such historical imaginings are akin to a house of cards: easily demolished.To claim that a British state is justified because Britishness is authentic, while denying that an Irish or Scottish state could possess a similar level of legitimacy, is to quaff one’s own Kool-Aid too deeply.Caoimhín De Barra is Assistant Professor for Irish History and Culture at Drew University, New Jersey.What Irish women want: ‘We must demand what is right and challenge what is frightening’>Moncrieff: ‘We decided not to mention Trump during Lent to see how much real news we miss’> 116 Comments 417 Views Short URL By Caoimhín De Barralast_img read more

President Obama Signs Trade Promotion Authority into Law

first_imgTrade promotion authority (TPA) will soon help create and strengthen international trade agreements, opening valuable markets and providing an advantage for U.S. farmers.President Barack Obama signed TPA into law on Monday, June 29, 2015.Soybeans represent the nation’s most important agricultural export and international trade plays a crucial role in the industry, as well as the many benefits trade yields for the country.TPA was a key priority for the American Soybean Association (ASA) in the 114th Congress. The bill gives the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) the ability to get the best deal possible, and it provides Congress the oversight it needs to ensure every agreement will work for American farmers.TPA is critical for soybean farmers because new trade agreements expand market access as we look to maintain our position at the vanguard of world agricultural trade.In addition, new trade agreements will expand livestock product exports, which are also important for U.S. soybean farmers.The passage of TPA is also vital to moving toward finalizing negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) which includes important export markets for U.S. soybeans and meats, as well as the developing markets that grow in their demand for American soy every day.ASA thanks the hundreds of farmers who contacted their lawmakers and worked to make soy growers’ voices heard on TPA for the past several months.last_img read more

3 students hurt in Hialeah school bus crash released from hospital

first_imgHIALEAH, FLA. (WSVN) – Three middle school students were released from the hospital, Friday, one day after they were involved in a school bus accident in Hialeah.The driver of that bus was also transported and treated at Palmetto General Hospital after, police said, a dark colored sedan struck the bus, Thursday afternoon.The driver of the sedan, 47-year-old Felix Padilla, was cited for careless driving.Police said Padilla did not properly stop at a stop sign, causing the crash near West Third Avenue and 14th Street.The bus, carrying 15 students from Miami Springs Middle School, swerved to try to avoid the collision and crashed into a concrete barrier.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Impacts To Sterling Highway Travel Expected Throughout The Week

first_imgDan Nelson with the Borough Office of Emergency Management presented the new traffic plan for the week ahead at the community meeting in Cooper Landing on Saturday: “We’ve had the road closed as you are coming into the community of Cooper Landing at the Skilak Lake Road, and that has now been changed to MP 71 at the Watson Lake area. The other side at MP 53 will remain the same.”  The Incident Command Teams plan will be to provide enough notice for the short term delays so that residents are made aware of these before attempting to travel the highway. Continued updates will be posted throughout the week as they are made available. By planning ahead for this and informing the public of the possible traffic delay, this will allow motorists to plan and avoid a sudden disruption to travel plans.center_img Nelson: “So, what you’ve seen so far will now be referred to as an ’emergency closure’, that’s where something happens that simply isn’t safe for travel and traffic will simply just stop. This could still happen, but we are going to try and do more short term delays where if possible we will move the cars to the side of the road, make sure we keep that travel way open and blocking residents and home. Our Troopers have committed to providing the man power to do that.”  Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Last updated on August 26th, 2019 at 11:17 amOriginal Post 8:30am: Travel on the Sterling Highway between MP 53-71 may be dramatically impacted this upcoming week  (mileposts have been updated for this plan), according to the Great Basin Incident Management Team in charge of the Swan Lake Fire.In a statement: There are unburned areas south of the Sterling Highway in the Skilak Loop area, so fire managers are assessing the best time to proactively burn these areas when conditions are favorable.last_img read more

Pentagon Restructuring Coming Together

first_imgKey leadership slots on the organization chart for the nascent office of the undersecretary of acquisition and sustainment (A&S) are starting to fill up, after nominees for two senior positions were reported out of the Senate Armed Services Committee this week — Alan Shaffer for A&S deputy undersecretary and Robert McMahon for assistant secretary of defense (ASD) for sustainment. Neither candidate is expected to face any opposition when the Senate votes on their nominations, but it is unclear how soon the chamber will take up the matter, reports Defense News. A&S was created after the Pentagon’s acquisition, technology and logistics office split into two organizations almost eight months ago.Earlier this month, Defense News reported that many of the organizational changes stemming from the Feb. 1 split of the acquisition, technology and logistics office should be in place by the end of the first quarter of 2019, one year ahead of schedule. Under the restructuring, the individual components that now make up the ASD for energy, installations and environment office will be shifted to the newly created ASD for sustainment; the top ASD for energy, installations and environment post would be eliminated, however. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

BNP slams EC sees signs of onesided polls

first_imgLogo of BNPThe BNP on Wednesday alleged that the election commission’s (EC’s) move not to include the armed forces under the definition of law enforcement agencies in the draft amendment to Representation of the People Order (RPO) is a sign of another lopsided national election.”As per media reports, the draft of the RPO amendment has been finalised without including the Defence Forces under the definition of law enforcers. It has exposed the sign of holding a unilateral election,” said BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi.He came up with the remarks while speaking at a press conference at BNP’s Nayapaltan central office.During the dialogue with the EC, the BNP leader said most political parties, including BNP, intellectuals and civil society members recommended deployment of army in the upcoming general election.”We demanded the deployment of army with magistracy power, but the government has now taken the step to shut down the way for it,” he said.Rizvi also termed politically motivated the EC’s move to overlook army in the definition of law enforcers. “It’s also an anti-constitutional initiative.”About the ongoing quota-reform movement, he alleged that the government is trying to malign the student’s spontaneous demonstration by making various unguarded remarks.”The movement for reform in quota system is purely by students. But efforts are on to mislead people by raising questions about who are inspiring the agitators and who are not doing it,” the BNP leader said.He came down hard on agriculture minister Matia Chowdhury for describing the agitators as Rajakars’ children, saying it is her tactic to confuse people.Rizvi also accused the Chhatra League activists of ‘brutally’ repressing the demonstrators at different residential halls of Dhaka Universality over the few last days. “We strongly protest and condemn it.”last_img read more

North Korean workers given crystal meth to speed construction

first_img Cocaine1/11Cocaine quickly delivers an intense high, one that gives users feelings of euphoria. The big problem, however, is that the high dissipates as quickly as it comes on, leading the user to, you guessed it, use more cocaine. This even effects users on a neurological level, as the chemical that causes the high, dopamine, gets depleted, which, after continued use, makes it harder and harder for users to reach the initial high that they keep chasing.<><> When you’re feeling a little sluggish at work, you probably grab a quick cup of coffee or tea. Maybe you pound a Red Bull. In North Korea, they’re passing out crystal meth.According to a report from Radio Free Asia, construction crews in the capital city of Pyongyang are being worked almost  24-7 to complete their projects before the seasons change. How many projects, exactly? More than 60 in total, including a 70-story apartment building.To get them finished on time, thousands of local residents have been pressed into service on the construction sites. Apparently their overseers are learning that forcing people to working long hours for days on end makes people tired, so they’re trying to keep productivity levels high by openly distributing speed.And why not? Among the many side effects meth has, it can make people lose their appetite (which cuts down on annoying meal breaks) and lead to increased movement and hyperactivity. Sounds like just the thing for a construction site on a tight deadline, as long as you’re not worried about workers dealing with the blurred vision, dizziness, twitching, tremors, paranoia, and crippling diarrhea that can also accompany meth use.But hey, when you’re trying to show the outside world that their sanctions aren’t about to put a damper on things down in your capital city you can’t let the intestinal tracts and nervous systems of a few thousands citizens get in the way. And really… what would you expect from a government that’s probably running a widespread heroin trafficking operation for the past 30-odd years?Pyongyang downtown by Dan Sloan/Flickrlast_img read more

7 Reasons to Buy and the New iPad Pro and 3 Reasons

first_img Mark Spoonauer, LAPTOP Editor in Chief This is annoying. Apple ships the iPad Pro with a 1-meter USB-C cable, which isn’t nearly as long as power cords for most laptops. You can buy a 2-meter USB-C cable, but it costs an extra $19.Credit: Laptop Mag Thinner and lighter full-screen design Taking a cue from the iPhone XS, the new iPad Pro sports thin bezels and ditches the Home button; instead, you now use gestures to close apps and switch between apps. Touch ID gets replaced by Face ID, which works in both portrait and landscape modes.The 11-inch iPad Pro weighs just 1.03 pounds and measures 0.23 inches thick, compared to 1.08 pounds and 0.24 inches for the previous model. The new 12.9-inch iPad is just as thin and weighs 1.39 pounds, compared to 1.49 pounds for is predecessor. The new iPad Pro’s panel is bright and vivid. For example, the 12.9-inch model hit 484 nits of brightness on our tests, which is more luminous than the Surface Pro 6 and Samsung Galaxy Book 2. This panel’s hues are the most accurate, too, as the iPad Pro registered a Delta-E rating of 0.56 (0 is perfect). The Surface and Galaxy Book turned in worse color accuracy results.Other iPad display highlights include Pro Motion technology, which scales the refresh rate based on the on-screen content, and True Tone, which can dynamically adjust the color temperature of the screen for a more comfy reading experience. From $799.00 Fastest tablet ever USB-C on board (finally) Gorgeous Retina Display Author Bio The redesigned Apple Pencil is pricier than the previous version ($129 vs $99) but it’s better in every way. It magnetically attaches to the iPad, which means it’s much tougher to lose, and it automatically starts charging as soon as it connects with the tablet. The new Apple Pencil also offers handy gestures, such as quickly activating the eraser function with a double tap on the edge of the Pencil. Great audio The new iPad Pro includes a host of upgrades, including a striking full-screen design, a much faster A12X Bionic processor and an improved Apple Pencil. But these tablets are not cheap: The 11-inch iPad Pro starts at $799, and the 12.9-inch model starts at $999. And that’s before you spring for the new Apple Pencil 2 ($129) and keyboard folio ($179 to $199).Is the new iPad for you? Here’s seven reasons to buy one, and three reasons to skip. New iPad Pro 2018 12.9-Inch Review: Power Beyond BeliefThe new 12.9-inch iPad Pro delivers amazing speed via its A12X Bionic chip in a full-screen design.Volume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?03:46关闭选项Automated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/new-ipad-pro-buy-or-skip?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0003:3003:30Your Recommended Playlist03:46MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?02:01Apple’s Mac & iPad Pro Event: 5 Things You Need To Know01:30How to Use VLOOKUP in Excel01:30Best & Worst Laptop Brands 201901:34How to Reset a Windows 10 PC01:32How to Turn Your Windows 10 PC into a Wireless Display01:25How to Freeze Rows in Excel关闭  Long battery life The 7-nanometer A12X Bionic chip inside the new iPad Pro is quite efficient. On our web surfing battery test, the tablet lasted a very good 13 hours and 14 minutes. That beats the Surface Pro 6 by nearly 4 hours. The Dell XPS 13 with 4K display lasted under 9 hours, but the 1080p version lasted about 12 hours. Samsung’s Galaxy Book 2 endured for 10:41.center_img If you’re going to kick back with the iPad and watch Netflix or stream Spotify, you’ll be happy to know that its four speakers deliver excellent stereo sound. In side-by-side tests against the Surface Pro 6, Apple’s slate offered louder sound with much more robust bass. Plus, Apple packed five mics into this slate, which means you can bark your “Hey, Siri” queries from across the room with ease. Advertisement The A12X Bionic processor in the iPad Pro is hands-down the fastest chip we’ve tested in a mobile device. It even beats Core i7-powered laptops in some tests. For instance, it took the new iPad Pro just under 7 minutes to transcode a 4K video to 1080p, while it took the Dell XPS 13 more than a half hour.The iPad Pro also turned in a much faster Geekbench 4 score than most competing tablets, laptops and 2-in-1s, hitting 17,995. The Surface Pro 6 (Core i5) notched 13,025 and the XPS 13 reached 14,180. Responsible for the editorial vision for Laptop Mag and Tom’s Guide, Mark Spoonauer has been Editor in Chief of LAPTOP since 2003 and has covered technology for nearly 15 years. Mark speaks at key tech industry events and makes regular media appearances on CNBC, Fox and CNN. Mark was previously reviews editor at Mobile Computing, and his work has appeared in Wired, Popular Science and Inc. Improved Apple Pencil If you’re going to charge $200 extra for a keyboard, it had better be great, and Apple’s Smart Keyboard Folio is only OK. The key travel is fine, but the keys don’t have the snappy feel or backlighting that the Surface Pro 6’s keyboard does. Plus, there’s no touchpad on board, and iOS doesn’t support touchpad or mouse input. Just 64GB of storage to start Apple has replaced the infuriatingly proprietary Lightning port on the iPad Pro with USB-C, which means it’s easier to attach all sorts of peripherals. This includes an external monitor (up to 5K), digital cameras and even docking stations. 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first_imgNo related posts. Pam Duarte |Special to The Tico TimesCanadian-Costa Rican pianist, Jonathan Duarte, 19, will give a piano concert July 17 at 8 p.m. at the National Theater. A student of the Tchaikovsky Conservatory college in Moscow, Duarte will interpret the works of Bach, Chopin, Rachmaninov and Liszt.In 2010 and 2011, Duarte received the Manuel Grynspan award in Costa Rica. He has also won eight international competitions and performed in New York, Paris, Rome, Vilnius, Kazan and Moscow.During the intermission of his concert, this year’s Manuel Grynspan Award will be presented to Universidad Nacional students Inés Guanchez and Carolina Ramírez. The award recognizes achievements of young Costa Rican artists. Facebook Commentslast_img

Fares on new train route to Cartago set at ₡550

first_imgThe Public Services Regulatory Authority (ARESEP) approved an increase of ₡55 for the fare of a new train route from San José to the province of Cartago. The train is expected to begin service in coming days.The initial fare approved last week was ₡495 ($0.99), but ARESEP set a new fare of ₡550 ($1.10) after accepting an appeal by the Costa Rican Railroad Institute (INCOFER).Miguel Carabaguíaz, president of INCOFER, rejected the first fare because it would not have covered operating expenses.On Thursday, the regulatory agency said in a press release that the updated fare was set after peforming a recalculation of fuel consumption costs according to data submitted by INCOFER.The new fare will take effect when published in the official newspaper La Gaceta. Facebook Comments No related posts.last_img read more

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