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Third runway set for take off: Government unveils Heathrow expansion national policy statement today

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Find Out Now!Warped SpeedLiver Health1 Bite of This Melts Belly And Arm Fat (Take Before Bed)Liver HealthLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search Ads2021 Buicks | Search AdsIntroducing The Head Turning 2021 Buicks!2021 Buicks | Search AdsFactablePut Baking Soda Around The Base Of A Tomato Plant, Here’s WhyFactableJournalistatePierce Brosnan’s Wife Lost 120 Pounds – This Is Her NowJournalistateAll Things Auto | Search AdsNew Cadillac’s Finally On SaleAll Things Auto | Search Ads Read more: Zac Goldsmith is still fighting the expansion of HeathrowThe coalition, including Hillingdon, Richmond, Wandsworth and Windsor and Maidenhead councils, said the government was “putting off the inevitable”.Ravi Govindia, leader of Wandsworth council, said: “The government has taken a colossal gamble by delaying this legal action for at least a year. The country is now going to waste more time developing a scheme that will never pass a simple legal test on air quality. Nothing is going to change between now and 2018 to make this scheme any less polluting so they should face this challenge now or abandon the third runway.” whatsapp Transport secretary Chris Grayling will today set out the government’s proposals for Heathrow expansion with a draft national policy statement.It comes after the High Court delayed a legal challenge to the third runway earlier this week. Thursday 2 February 2017 12:01 am Alongside the draft national policy statement, the government will also set out proposals on UK airspace and managing it effectively.This airspace and noise consultation will feature proposals considering the number of aircraft entering and leaving the airspace and using technology to make airspace more efficient.Both consultations will last for 16 weeks, closing on Thursday 25 May. There will also be a period of Parliamentary scrutiny for the draft national policy statement, with a final version set before Parliament to vote on in winter 2017/18.Heathrow’s new northwest runway is expected to provide a £61bn boost to the UK economy over 60 years and tens of thousands of additional local jobs by 2030.The government has set the wheels in motion for the process after a legal challenge by a coalition of local councils and Greenpeace UK was grounded by the High Court on Monday. It said the challenge could not be heard until after the national policy statement had been designated. Share This marks the start of a 16-week national public consultation for the huge infrastructure project, giving people across the UK a chance to air their views, while kicking off a year-long parliamentary process.Grayling is expected to say: More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.com‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.com whatsapp Third runway set for take off: Government unveils Heathrow expansion national policy statement today Read more: Here’s what Heathrow will look like after it is expandedThe draft will set out the measures Heathrow needs to comply with to get development consent, including working with airlines on domestic connectivity, providing sufficient support for communities affected by the expansion and putting in place measures to mitigate noise including a ban of six and a half hours on scheduled night flights. By backing the Northwest runway at Heathrow airport and publishing our proposals, we are sending a clear signal that when we leave the EU, we are open for business. The national policy statement is a big step forward for what is one of the UK’s most important, major infrastructure projects. Now we want to hear your views on it. read more

Wakanda (not) forever: US removes fictional nation from trade list

first_imgThursday 19 December 2019 11:47 am “I was very confused at first and thought I mis-remembered the country from the movie and got it confused with something else,” Tseng told Reuters. Before the listing was removed, Tseng downloaded a data set listing tariff codes for various categories of goods traded between Wakanda and the US including live animals, dairy goods, tobacco and alcohol. “The Wakanda information should have been removed after testing and has now been taken down.” Black Panther toys on display in New York (AFP via Getty Images) The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has removed the fictional country of Wakanda from an online list of nations that have free trade agreements with the United States. Francis Tseng, a New York-based software engineer, discovered the listing for the made-up home of Marvel superhero Black Panther while researching US agricultural tariffs, and posted a screenshot on Twitter. Read more: Oil prices near three month highs on trade deal optimism Share “Over the past few weeks, the Foreign Agricultural Service staff who maintain the Tariff Tracker have been using test files to ensure that the system is running properly,” a USDA spokesperson told NBC. Anna Menin center_img After it was deleted from the site, Tseng tweeted: “Well, the USDA took Wakanda off the list. Guess we’re in a trade war with them too.” Read more: Gove insists UK-EU trade deal possible by 2020 whatsapp Wakanda (not) forever: US removes fictional nation from trade list The department said the fictional country was added to its systems during testing, and should not have been visible to the public.  Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Tseng said he was “very confused” when he first found Wakanda’s listing. last_img read more

News / Bangladesh garment sector hit by 87% plunge in exports through Chittagong

first_img Bangladesh’s import and export volumes in April nosedived as the coronavirus pandemic took hold, new data shows.Last month, export volumes through Chittagong port fell 87% and imports were down 22% – a crippling blow for the impoverished South Asian nation of 160m people.According to figures from Chittagong Customs House, April saw 1.24m tonnes of goods exported through the port, compared with over 2.89m tonnes in April last year. And 6.65m tonnes of goods were imported last month against 8.43m tonnes a year ago.Garment makers and economists have expressed grave concern and fear further deterioration as the deadly virus continues to expand its grip globally.Retail shops in Europe and the US, the major importers of Bangladeshi products, have started reopening, but on a limited scale, with a return to previous levels of economic activity still in the distance.However, some Bangladesh garment factories reopened this month, but most commercial activities remain closed as the Covid-19-linked shutdown, which began  on 26 March, is extended until 16 May.“We could export almost nothing in April as factories remained shut due to lockdown, a scenario that will persist in May as well,” said Siddiqur Rahman, vice president of the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry.He said the apparel sector had lost orders worth billions of dollars in March and April, and the picture for May was as bad.“We are still hearing order cancellation by buyers and getting no new sourcing decisions from them,” he told The Loadstar.Mr Rahman, also chairman of apparel manufacturer Sterling Group, added: “Ready goods and raw materials worth millions of dollars remain stockpiled in every factory, which is a big burden for us.”Research director of the Centre for Policy Dialogue Dr Khondaker Golam Moazzem said the government needed to ensure working environments could open safely in the coming months so that entrepreneurs could try to recover losses by augmenting production. By Bangladesh correspondent 07/05/2020last_img read more

Once I was warned not to be a ‘mommy doctor.’ Was I becoming a ‘mommy writer’?

first_img About the Author Reprints This toxic seed took root in my mind during medical school. After ranting about how he worked more than some of his female colleagues, the emergency medicine physician I was working with asked: “You’re not going to become one of those fake mommy doctors, are you?”I recognized how callous and disdainful he sounded, but I didn’t want to contradict my supervisor, nor did I want to fulfill this stereotype of a woman in medicine. I promised him, and myself, that I wouldn’t become a “mommy doctor.”advertisement My mother described her weekends on call — leaving home on a Friday morning and not returning home until Monday night. “It was the worst. … I would cry until I got to work.”Like me, she feared failure, what she labeled as “that sense of letting myself down.” But eventually she recognized that motherhood was an experience and opportunity that opened new doors. The moment she decided to transition to family medicine, a specialty that ultimately allowed her to thrive both personally and professionally, she felt relieved that she had time for both her patients and her family. Things happen in life for a reason, she counseled, it may be unclear in the moment, but eventually it all balances out. I don’t know what I’ll say when people ask me how I’m able to be a mother, a doctor, and a writer. As the writer Sarah Manguso explains, through motherhood I am able to “perceive the world more carefully and more lovingly than before because I am more aware of the effects of love and of time on an individual person. And I am more aware of the limits of love and of time.”I hope my newest, and perhaps most important role, will make me a better doctor and a better writer. Of this I am certain: In facing my struggle with failure, I’ve learned to lean into the wisdom and grace of the “mommies” around me.  Exclusive analysis of biopharma, health policy, and the life sciences. @JenniferAdaeze I did not know what I was promising. STAT+: Related: By Jennifer Adaeze Okwerekwu July 10, 2019 Reprints Determined to carry my own weight and keep my doctor-self intact, I took 24-hour call shifts the week my baby was due. It was hard, but passing this test of perseverance gave me a perverse sense of pride. But my writer-self lagged behind and I wobbled on one pillar without the strength of the other. The longer my column lay dormant, the more fragile my identity felt. My writing made me feel special and that I had something useful to contribute to the world. Who was I if not a physician-writer? I loved my child even before she was born and I imagined that motherhood would make my life more full. But, as my drive to create dwindled, I struggled to recognize myself. Was this — becoming a “mommy writer” — the sacrifice of motherhood? The exchange of one love for another? I wondered, what would happen to my ambition?After my baby was born, I sat down and talked to my mother, Dr. Adetutu Adetona, my first female role-model in medicine and the hardest-working woman I know. Her story was both surprising and familiar.When it came to balancing her training as an ear, nose, and throat surgeon with motherhood, she said “there was no doubt in my mind that it was easily doable.” But no sooner did she start the training did she begin to understand that her dreams of being a surgeon came at a cost. center_img “You make time for the things you love.” That’s what I have always said when asked how I am able to be a writer and a doctor-in-training. Over the past decade, I have stood firmly balanced on these twin pillars of my identity. That is, until motherhood changed everything.I thought having a baby would also be easy to balance, but as my body and mind made room for my daughter, I found less space to write. For me, pregnancy and its exhaustion made putting pen to paper impossible. I didn’t feel like myself and even worse, I felt like a failure. As a psychiatrist I tried to practice the same self-compassion I preach to my patients, but I couldn’t shake the nagging feeling of inadequacy. I really believed that pregnancy was not an acceptable excuse for any concessions in my professional life. advertisement Off the ChartsOnce I was warned not to be a ‘mommy doctor.’ Was I becoming a ‘mommy writer’? [email protected] Mike Reddy for STAT Jennifer Adaeze Okwerekwu We were inspired to become primary care physicians. Now we’re reconsidering a field in crisis Columnist, Off the Charts Jennifer Adaeze Okwerekwu is a psychiatrist and a columnist for STAT. Tags physicianslast_img read more

New Administration to Actively Accept Defectors?

first_img Park Jin, a member of the foreign affairs-unification-national security subcommittee, said on the 29th, “The defector issue is an urgent and realistic issue in which South Korea should take leadership.” Park said during his visit to Hanawon, a facility for resettlement and education of defectors in Ansung, Gyeonggi Province, “The defector issue is a universal human rights issue and the first step for reunification.” He added, “While the South Korean government has neglected and disregarded the defector issue, defectors have chosen third-party countries as the path to survival. Those who have defected from the North are entitled to return to the embrace of the Republic of Korea and our administration has the responsibility of bringing them safely home.” He emphasized, “Even when the Chinese police had detained, imprisoned, and forcibly deported defectors to face gruesome deaths, the government said nothing about this. The position of not inciting the North due to North-South relations or avoiding friction with China cannot continue.” Park also pointed out, “Defectors who have entered South Korea have undergone psychological and physical suffering due to societal prejudice, discriminatory treatment, and unemployment and are defenselessly exposed to all kinds of criminal injury. Despite the seriousness of the issue, the administration has dealt with the defector issue these last five years in a passive, resistant manner.”Park said, “There is a need to accurately analyze the actual situation of defectors, to strive to eliminate prejudice against defectors, and to strengthen the education to prevent criminal injuries against defectors.”Team member Hyun In Taek said, “The defector issue should be treated from the dimension of universal human rights. The government should not neglect or avoid this issue any longer. It should confront and resolve the issue.” Hyun added, “I think that this process, regardless of the cost or effort, is ultimately not wasted. The previous administration should have hold an in-depth meeting and have a time of self-reflection regarding whether this issue was handled well. The next administration should make an epochal head-way into the issue.”20-some people, including Team members Park and Hyun and other related persons of the Presidential Transition Team as well as officials from the Ministry of Unification and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, met with six defectors and inspected the educational facility. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter By Jeong Jae Sung – 2008.01.30 5:06pm AvatarJeong Jae Sung New Administration to Actively Accept Defectors? News Newscenter_img News Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak News SHARE There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with Chinalast_img read more

North Korea’s distribution system takes from poor, gives to elite

first_img News News North Korea’s distribution system takes from poor, gives to elite By Daily NK – 2016.08.11 4:06pm SHARE News North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) NewsEconomycenter_img US dollar and Chinese reminbi plummet against North Korean won once again RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter The North Korean authorities are reappropriating rice provisions from the breadbasket region of North and South Hwanghae Provinces under the pretext of distributing the foodstuffs to the military and the capital city of Pyongyang. Residents in North and South Hwanghae Provinces are becoming severely malnourished as a result of the policy.There has been some discussion that the rice yield has increased since Kim Jong Un instituted systems that acknowledge incentives, such as the June 28th Measures. However, the fruit of said harvests is getting diverted to Party cadres and military units, and is not reaching the general population. “Our provinces are known as the breadbasket, but the rice we’ve harvested has all been sent to the army, leaving us with nothing. Furthermore, the public distribution system is dispensing nothing. So people from this province haven’t been able to even taste the very rice they grew. They have to go as far as Ryanggang Province when they want to buy rice,” a source in North Hwanghae Province reported to Daily NK on August 5.The extent of the problem is severe, she added, noting that “even as recent as ten years ago, our living standard wasn’t this low. These days, there are more and more people who have been forced to live as kotjebi [homeless orphans]. We’ll starve if we’re forced to endure another year or two of this.” Worse still, there is nowhere for them to turn. Local leadership is of no assistance, “regional managers are incapable of helping the residents,” she said, “because they’re having a hard enough time making a living for themselves. How can they be expected to provide for the entire village? It’s enough to make you want to throw your hands in the air in frustration.”While nascent marketization has indeed raised the standard of living for many people in urban settings, residents in rural areas have actually seen a decline in their welfare. The economic divide between rural and urban areas is increasingly pronounced. According to the source, Kim Jong Un has focused the allocation of provisions on key populations (such as Pyongyang residents and military personnel) because keeping these groups satisfied is essential for maintaining his political legitimacy. Rural residents are comparatively disadvantaged because they lack access to both capital and information. This is another important reason that rural populations have struggled to hop on the marketization bandwagon. The region is indeed producing rice, but none of it is ending up on the dinner tables of the locals, and many of the residents do not have money to purchase any, thus leading to severe nutritional deficiencies. “People around here are forced to watch the rice they’ve harvested being sent to Pyongyang. Far from receiving public distribution rations, they haven’t even seen that system in action. It’s ironic that this province produces the largest rice yield in the country, and yet its residents are forced to purchase smuggled Chinese rice in Ryanggang Province at above market price.” This is in stark contrast to the cities, where markets are always open and bursting with a diverse array of goods. In the agricultural villages, however, product selection is scant and the markets operate on an irregular schedule (e.g. only on the 1, 11, and 21 of each month). Moreover, a poor logistics and distribution framework  means few products are available to rural dwellers, most of whom live hand to mouth.  The North Korean authorities have shown a preference for devoting food resources towards the military rather than ordinary people, inciting increased aggravation among the residents. Despite siphoning off foodstuffs for the military, troops report chronic shortages, saying that the provided amount is the equivalent of two spoonfuls and that they are constantly hungry. The amount of provisions being sent to the military has increased, but rampant corruption prevents the food from spreading from the military cadres down to the lower ranks.  A source in Ryanggang Province said the regulated amount of food for one meal in the public distribution system is 250 grams, but military units are rarely precise or generous. Each unit is different: some give 150 grams per meal; others, as little as 100 grams or even 70 grams. “It’s all gone in two bites,” the source said.“There are no side dishes provided by the public system, so hungry soldiers will sometimes go up into the mountains in search of wild greens. The more abusive commanders force their squadrons to collect 3 kilograms of wild greens each. This is an attempt to further reduce the amount of rice that they have to provide to their troops.”  According to a separate source in Ryanggang Province, some of the soldiers in Samjiyon are extremely sickly, malnourished, and sleeping out on the street. While troops stationed near the Chinese border can earn some money by participating in trading operations, “rural soldiers aren’t so lucky,” she lamented.“Many of them have very thin necks and walk around slowly. Some soldiers who have enough strength to walk around trespass on private property to scrounge for food. Most soldiers lack the strength required to run about doing such schemes, and so many simply lie down here or there, looking tired and defeated.”  There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] last_img read more

PM Challenges DHL to Prepare to Meet New Opportunities Coming Under EPA

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Prime Minister Bruce Golding has challenged DHL Express to prepare itself to step up its services so that when Jamaica begins to take advantage of the duty free, quota free benefits offered under the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), it can interface with this new thrust to provide some of the critical services that will be required.Mr Golding said countries like Jamaica are no longer a part of a little world but a village that is becoming smaller and much of the interaction is taking place in the form of commercial transactions. Jamaica, he said, must assert itself and jump on board as failure to do so could mean that the country will be left behind.Mr Golding was speaking on Saturday night (March 15) at the 20th anniversary reception of DHL Express at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel.He said Jamaica can no longer go into the future with the precarious dependence on primary products such as sugar, banana and bauxite.“We cannot afford this not only because the markets for these products are so volatile and our competitiveness is so often overtaken by other countries, but there is so much more value and more assurance if we are able to have a range of products that are penetrating different markets. So that even if there is a market downturn in some commodities, we know we are not so dependent that they can undermine our own economy,’ he said.Mr Golding said that Jamaica is trying to position itself to find a niche in the enormous market of 450 million people in Europe, to demonstrate the quality and uniqueness of our goods under Brand Jamaica.Mr Golding said that another area of opportunity for DHL services could be the area of air cargo. Jamaica, he said had done tremendously well as a transhipment port for sea vessels based on its strategic location to North America, Latin America and Europe. He said through the Minister of Transport and Works, Mike Henry, a study has been commissioned to deal with the establishment of an air cargo transhipment hub in Vernamfield and as soon as this is completed, government would be meeting with investors on its implementation.DHL’s CEO for International Americas, Mr Steve Garside, announced that Jamaica is now rated number 5 out of 50 countries for improved quality of service and last year the company opened a new state of the art gateway in Kingston and will be opening another one in Montego Bay soon. The company operates 365 days a year with an aircraft fleet of 350 and has been voted the most global company in the world. RelatedPM Challenges DHL to Prepare to Meet New Opportunities Coming Under EPA RelatedPM Challenges DHL to Prepare to Meet New Opportunities Coming Under EPA RelatedPM Challenges DHL to Prepare to Meet New Opportunities Coming Under EPAcenter_img PM Challenges DHL to Prepare to Meet New Opportunities Coming Under EPA UncategorizedMarch 17, 2008 Advertisementslast_img read more

County Council makes a U-turn on allowing ATVs on some public roads

first_imgNegative reaction to the proposed rule change prompted the council to table the idea for nowCLARK COUNTY — A plan to allow wheeled All-Terrain Vehicles (WATVs) on some public roads in Clark County fell apart this week after the people who’d pushed for the rule change failed to show up and defend it.The change was first considered six months ago, after a number of people spoke out during a public comment period in front of the Clark County Council, saying there was a need to allow wheeled ATVs on some public roads, usually to get from one part of their farm to another more quickly and easily, or make a short trip.The Clark County Council has tabled a proposed rule that would have allowed ATVs on some public roads. Stock photoThe Clark County Council has tabled a proposed rule that would have allowed ATVs on some public roads. Stock photoA state law, adopted in 2013, allows counties to pass a law permitting ATVs on paved roads with posted speed limits under 35 mph. Clark County currently has no law on the books specifically pertaining to the use of ATVs on county roads.Under the proposed law, ATV operators on public roads would need to have a valid driver’s license, as well as current insurance.The ordinance was modeled after similar regulations already in place in Cowlitz, Thurston, and Lewis Counties.However, during a public comment period on the proposed rule change held during the council’s meeting on Tuesday, nearly a dozen people submitted written testimony and all were opposed to the idea.“Adding WATVs to the mix only adds to the potential for accidents and injuries to residents and drivers,” wrote John Erickson. “Not to mention the noise WATVs produce.”“People ride ATVs and motorcycles up and down paved county roads terrorizing everyone with the loud noise,” wrote another resident. “And this is while currently not permitted in areas that have 25 mile per hour posted limits.”The primary concern voiced by members of the council was the lack of a delineation between streets in the rural and urban areas of the county, and the potential for hazards created by ATV riders.“The mindset for an ATV is fun, speed and adrenaline,” wrote Kathleen Young. “They do not have the proper safety features and driver protections needed in emergencies such as collisions. This is a really bad idea.”“I think that we initially saw this as kind of a no-brainer easy thing to do out in the rural community,” added Councilor Gary Medvigy. “But we’ve only heard the negative today and some of them were good points.”“I think it makes sense in the rural area,” said Councilor John Blom. “But when you’re looking at allowing ATVs to cruise through Hazel Dell, Felida and Salmon Creek, I have some concerns about that.”The state law would have allowed the county to ban ATVs on some roads, even those with posted speed limits under 35 mph. It also requires the county to post a map online of which roads allow the all-terrain vehicles.Medvigy said he would like to see staff make adjustments to the rule, to restrict access only to public streets outside of the urban growth boundary. But other council members said it is worthwhile to note that the very people who asked for the rule change failed to show up to defend it.“If they want to cruise on their property and go from pasture to pasture, that’s fine. That’s already allowed,” Blom said. “But I don’t think, given the number of other issues that we have to deal with, I just don’t see this being the most valuable use of staff’s time.”Councilor Temple Lentz agreed, noting that the council could come back at a later date to address “specific needs” in the rural community with regards to ATVs. “But, right now, it seems like we’re trying to craft a policy for a theoretical need,” she added, “because we haven’t really heard from the folks who want it.”Ultimately, the council voted unanimously to table the rule change indefinitely, at least until constituents who support the idea return with a more compelling reason that it is needed.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Clark CountyLatestVancouvershare 0 Previous : Camas-based Fox and Bones launches custom song creation bringing joy-filled gifts during pandemic Next : UPDATE: Police locate vehicle involved in fatal hit-and-run collision in VancouverAdvertisementThis is placeholder text County Council makes a U-turn on allowing ATVs on some public roadsPosted by Chris BrownDate: Wednesday, September 2, 2020in: Newsshare 0 last_img read more

Android Wear 2.0 arrives, LG first to deploy

first_img Tags Android WearGoogleLG Related Steve Costello Previous ArticleSingtel grows Q3 profit, forecasts mobile weaknessNext ArticleALBtelecom, the biggest telecommunication operator in Albania is working to link the country with the Balkans and the world. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 09 FEB 2017 HomeDevicesNews Android Wear 2.0 arrives, LG first to deploy Authorcenter_img KT makes LG Electronics trade-in move Google taps retail with NYC store Google refreshes Nest Hub Google launched the new (and delayed) version of its Android Wear platform, which will first be available on a pair of smart watches from LG Electronics – “designed in collaboration with Google”.Android Wear 2.0 was delayed from late last year and, in the meantime, the Android-powered smart watch segment struggled. With the new platform not available for the lucrative Christmas holiday sales period, vendors shied away from launching new products.Google said the new platform offers users “more innovative watch faces, better workouts, new ways to use apps, more ways to stay in touch and on-the-go help from the Google Assistant”.Also new is the ability to choose and download apps directly from an on-watch Google Play store, rather than this needing to be done via a paired smartphone.Google also talked-up the ability of mobile-connected devices to function away from smartphones, such as staying in-touch with calls and messages, music streaming from Play Music, and connected app use.With Google also placing a significant effort on its Google Assistant, Android Wear brings the technology “to your wrist, so you can find answers and get things done – hands free”. It is initially available in English and German, and will be available in other languages “in the coming months”.LG is offering two Android Wear 2.0 watches – LG Watch Style and LG Watch Sport (pictured).Watch Style is said to be “thin, light, beautiful to look at and comfortable to wear”. It has a rotating power button – similar to Apple’s “digital crown” – to scroll through streams, bring up the app launcher, or access Google Assistant.LG’s Watch Sport is “Android Wear’s most powerful watch yet”, including NFC for payments, GPS for tracking and navigation, heart rate sensor and cellular connectivity. It has dedicated buttons for Google Fit and Android Pay, as well as the rotating power button.Android Wear 2.0 will also be available as an upgrade to some existing smart watches, from vendors including Asus, Casio, Fossil, Huawei, LG, Motorola and Tag Heuer. Devices Steve works across all of Mobile World Live’s channels and played a lead role in the launch and ongoing success of our apps and devices services. He has been a journalist…More Read more last_img read more

‘Boks can kick on once green light received’

first_img Post by Craig Lewis ‘  496  41 Published on September 11, 2020 Coach Jacques Nienaber has likened the Springboks’ wait for Test rugby’s return to ‘a jet standing on the runway without fuel’.In the latest SA Rugby magazine, Nienaber chatted to CLINTON VAN DER BERG about the unexpected challenges faced since the Boks won the World Cup back in November, while looking ahead to hopes of international action resuming.Subscribe hereThe opportunity to finally return to play now looks increasingly likely after Sanzaar confirmed the Rugby Championship is set take place in Australia, in November and December, this year.Although the Springboks still need to receive final approval to participate due to international travel restrictions, there is cautious optimism this will be provided in the near future. READ: Boks’ Rugby Champs participation still TBD ‘ ‘ No Bok coach in history has faced such a peculiar dilemma, but listen to Nienaber for long enough and you realise that the prevailing dread isn’t something that consumes him. He is all energy and keenness, his restless vigour a promising sign for a team anxious to get going amid the pandemic and its attendant terrors.Nienaber’s world might be rooted in the physical, given his background as a physiotherapist and strength and conditioning coach, but recent months have seen him adopt more abstract, cerebral realities.He says that being adaptable is important, reflecting on contact, communication and analysis all changing thanks to Covid-19. The familiar get-togethers, the impromptu chats at HQ, the formal white-board meetings are all gone.‘Now we’re in silos,’ he says wistfully, ‘talking online to one another in Cape Town, Ireland, PE, that sort of thing.’Innovation now shapes his world as he tries to coach effectively by remote control. There is no rugby and no gym, but he is thrilled by the possibilities.‘It’s like a jet standing on the runway without fuel,’ he offers as the perfect metaphor. ‘We’re planning so that when we get the green light, we can kick on from there.‘The world used to be small, we could all travel so easily,’ adds Nienaber. ‘But Covid has shown that it’s not that small. We lost [head of physical performance] Aled Walters because he wanted to be home, in the UK. I think of many family and friends and players who are coming back to South Africa. Their parents are old, some are sickly. The players want to be close by.’Nienaber hasn’t been able to dive in, but he has enjoyed engaging with local coaches from time to time. His newbie status means he’s little known beyond South Africa, but he’s quite happy to maintain a low profile.‘In Rassie’s team, I’d be the guy standing quietly at the back. I’d step into the other changeroom for a beer and people wouldn’t know if I was the doctor or physio.‘In 2018 I was on a World Rugby working group with All Blacks coach Ian Foster, so I know him a little. I’ve worked with most local coaches and they’ve all been phenomenal. There’s a real philosophy of sharing, which I enjoy.’He and Erasmus, the director of rugby, have already agreed on divisions of responsibility. Says Nienaber: ‘Rassie will be hands-on and I prefer it that way. It’s a role we are both comfortable with. 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