Monaco fight Chelsea over Fabregas transfer feeby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea and Monaco are fighting over a suitable transfer fee for Cesc Fabregas. The Spaniard has flown into the principality and agreed personal terms over a two-and-a-half year contract, which included a signing bonus worth in excess of £9m. Fabregas, who waved goodbye to supporters after Saturday’s win over Nottingham Forest, could have joined the Ligue 1 club at the end of the season when his Chelsea contract expires.However, Chelsea want to cash in while on the 31-year-old and are holding out for £10m, but Monaco aren’t willing to meet their evaluation. A deal is still expected to be completed before the transfer window shuts at the end of January. TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
ANN ARBOR, MI – OCTOBER 10: Michigan Wolverines head football coach Jim Harbaugh watches the action during the second quarter of the game against the Northwestern Wildcats on October 10, 2015 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Wolverines defeated the Wildcats 38-0. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)Jim Harbaugh is kind of a weird guy. You know this already, obviously.So, it shouldn’t be surprising to see that Michigan’s head football coach has a huge whiteboard in his Wolverines’ office, complete with a bunch of odd phrases like:“FAT IS THE ENEMY OF SPEED.”And:“IF YOU ARE BORED YOU ARE BORING.”OK then.Here’s a look at the full board, shared by ESPN’s Marty Smith.Within his office, @CoachJim4UM has a massive whiteboard covered with Harbaughisms. “Fat is the enemy of speed.” ? pic.twitter.com/IIRdBpnypQ— Marty Smith (@MartySmithESPN) August 20, 2018Smith was in Ann Arbor, Mich. doing a piece on Harbaugh for ESPN’s College GameDay. The piece will air Week 1.Like you’ve never heard him before…Airs @CollegeGameDay, Sept. 1. pic.twitter.com/lot4zFOr8Z— Marty Smith (@MartySmithESPN) August 20, 2018ESPN’s College GameDay is set to air from South Bend, Ind. on Sept. 1 prior to Michigan’s game at Notre Dame.
Next Realme X launched: Key specs, features, price and everything you need to knowSome of the key highlights of the Realme X is its notchless AMOLED display, pop-up selfie camera, in-display fingerprint sensor and 48MP main camera, all of which are seen for the first time on a Realme phone. Sanket Vijayasarathy BeijingMay 15, 2019UPDATED: May 17, 2019 08:48 IST HIGHLIGHTSRealme X is the company’s flagship smartphone.Like the Realme 3 Pro, the Realme X also supports VOOC 3.0 fast charging. Realme X will launch in India soon.Realme on Wednesday announced the Realme X in China as it’s first major smartphone for the market. Realme has entered a competitive Chinese market where it looks to create the same hype and buzz as it has in India. The Realme X is the company’s flagship smartphone that brings a number of brand new features for a Realme phone.Some of the key highlights of the Realme X is its notchless AMOLED display, pop-up selfie camera, in-display fingerprint sensor and 48MP main camera, all of which are seen for the first time on a Realme phone. Here’s a quick look at everything you need to know about the Realme X.Realme X specificationsDisplay: The Realme X sports a 6.5-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and over 91 percent screen-to-body ratio.Processor: It is powered by a 2.2Ghz octa-core Snapdragon 710 chipset.RAM: The phone will be available in 4GB, 6GB and 8GB RAM options.Internal storage: The 4GB and 6GB RAM options will be offered with 64GB of internal storage, while the 8GB RAM variant will come with 128GB of internal storage.Rear camera: The Realme X offers a 48MP Sony IMX586 main camera with f/1.7 aperture, 1.6 micron pixel and 6P lens.Front camera: The pop-up camera mechanism houses a 16MP f/2.0 selfie camera.Software: The Realme X runs on Android 9 Pie with ColorOS 6 on top.Battery: The handset houses a 3,765mAh battery.Realme X features- The first thing that will grab your attention about the Realme X is its full-screen, notchless display. The Realme X does not get a water drop notch or a hole in the display, which means you get slim bezels on the top and sides and a thin chin. All of this allows for a wide, immersive display for an attractive viewing experience.advertisement- The Realme X is the first in the company’s portfolio to sport an AMOLED display provided by Samsung, which means you can expect a more vivid display with punchy colours and deeper blacks compare to traditional LCD panels. The AMOLED panel also allows the phone to offer an in-display fingerprint sensor.- One of the ways to remove the notch is to offer a pop-up camera. The camera rises from the top of the frame when using the selfie mode or for face unlock. The front camera brings a 16MP f/2.0 sensor.- Like the Realme 3 Pro, the Realme X also supports VOOC 3.0 fast charging. It houses a decently large 3,765mAh battery, but with VOOC support, you will be able to charge the device extremely quickly.- The Realme X keeps true to a 2019 phone as it sports a 48MP primary camera using the Sony IMX586 sensor. This should result in some high resolution, sharp photos. The camera also supports Nightscape and Chroma Boost modes, AI scene detection and 960fps super slo-mo recording.– The Realme X comes in two attractive gradient colors – blue and white. The blue variant sees hues of blue and purple while the white option offers a pinkish hue. The company also announced a couple of special edition colors inspired by onions.Realme X price and availabilityThe Realme X has been launched in China priced at CNY 1,499 (approx Rs 15,300) For the 4GB + 64GB variant, CNY 1,599 (approx Rs 16,300) for the 6GB + 64GB variant and CNY 1,799 (approx Rs 18,300) for the 8GB + 128GB model.The Realme X has only been announced for China as of now, but the company has confirmed earlier that the Realme X will launch in India soon. If the pricing is close to the China prices, you can expect the Realme X to be priced between Rs 15,000 to Rs 20,000 in India.Disclaimer: The reporter’s travel and stay in Beijing have been arranged by Realme.ALSO READ | Realme X launched with Snapdragon 710, AMOLED display, VOOC 3.0 and 48MP camera: Price, specificationsALSO READ | Google Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL go on sale in India: Should you buy itALSO READ | Xiaomi Redmi K20 with Snapdragon 855 chipset India launch confirmedGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySneha Saha Tags :Follow RealmeFollow android
The Government is moving to ensure that members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) are adequately equipped to effectively respond to crime and violence.This was stated by Minister of National Security, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, during Friday’s (May 11) passing-out parade for 195 new constables at the National Police College of Jamaica, Harman Barracks, Kingston.He said developments in technology, forensic science and intelligence-gathering must become part and parcel of policing in Jamaica.“Criminals are now heavily financed and are utilising the technological advances of the 21st century to facilitate their illicit and destructive behaviours. The police cannot be called upon to respond effectively without being appropriately equipped and trained,” he noted.Dr. Chang said he has mandated the Ministry to move quickly to complete the acquisition of information and communications technology (ICT) solutions and applications that will improve the efficiency of the force.He informed that the Ministry will also be upgrading police stations in order to improve working conditions for members of the JCF and create an environment that is more conducive to confidential reporting.“We have identified police stations that will be refurbished into centres of excellence,” he said.Meanwhile, Minister Chang congratulated the new members of the police force.He said that the country is depending on them to enforce the laws, protect civil liberties and become part of the fabric of peace and safety.“As you serve and protect, I encourage you to apply yourselves to this career and play your part in advancing the welfare and development of Jamaica, and, in all of this, be true to yourselves. I am very pleased with the quality of the young men who are here joining the force,” he said.Dr. Chang urged the officers given charge over the new constables to be examples of integrity and courage and play their part in passing on sound, noble values of service and leadership.The National Security Minister informed that the JCF intends to recruit and train over 1,000 new police personnel this year as part of efforts to increase the numbers engaged in the field.“In addition, we will be looking at advanced and specialised training for enlisted officers. This will be pursued to increase the human-resource capacity of our officers,” he said. Story Highlights The Government is moving to ensure that members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) are adequately equipped to effectively respond to crime and violence. “In addition, we will be looking at advanced and specialised training for enlisted officers. This will be pursued to increase the human resource capacity of our officers,” he said. Dr. Chang said he has mandated the Ministry to move quickly to complete the acquisition of Information Communication Technology (ICT) solutions and applications that will improve the efficiency of the force.
Executive Director of the LAC, Hugh Faulkner, told JIS News that the fair will start at 10:00 a.m. and is geared at providing citizens with access to a variety of justice services, such as legal aid and expungement. Story Highlights The fair will be held at Culture Yard, 6-8 Lower 1st Street, Trench Town. Residents of Trench Town in Kingston are being encouraged to attend a Justice Legal Fair, being hosted by the Legal Aid Council (LAC) and the Ministry of Justice in the community on May 22. Residents of Trench Town in Kingston are being encouraged to attend a Justice Legal Fair, being hosted by the Legal Aid Council (LAC) and the Ministry of Justice in the community on May 22.Executive Director of the LAC, Hugh Faulkner, told JIS News that the fair will start at 10:00 a.m. and is geared at providing citizens with access to a variety of justice services, such as legal aid and expungement.The fair will be held at Culture Yard, 6-8 Lower 1st Street, Trench Town.“There are many persons who do not have direct access to legal services, so we believe it is important that, from time to time, we take these services to the communities,” Mr. Faulkner said.“Sometimes we have persons who would have made a poor decision in their past and as a result, they now have a criminal record. Some of these persons actually qualify for expungement, and we want them to come and explore this service being promoted at the fair,” he encouraged.Mr. Faulkner pointed out that the fair will also provide residents with the opportunity to interact with key stakeholders from the justice sector.
Sherbrooke Village will be better able to serve visitors and be more environmentally friendly after a $1.2-million electrical and communications upgrade, expected to be finished in May. The tendered project is being conducted by KVS Electrical Inc. of Antigonish. “We are very pleased that this work is taking place, and regard it as a strong endorsement of the value of Sherbrooke Village as a provincial heritage asset,” said George Brothers, village director. “We regret that this project means that there will be no Christmas lights in the village this year, but we are pleased that the outside community has stepped in to put together some Christmas activities.” There will be a community Christmas concert at the Lions Hall on Sunday, Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. A community tree lighting will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the Maple Manor seniors complex on Friday, Dec. 5, with a light exchange by Nova Scotia Power and Conserve Nova Scotia. This will be followed by a light parade to the St. Mary’s Recplex. On Saturday, Dec. 6, there will be a Christmas Dance at the Lions Hall. “We are asking the public to avoid the construction zone in the interests of public safety,” said Mr. Brothers. “We expect that next year Old Fashioned Christmas activities will return in a better, greener fashion.”
Amaravati (AP): A 16-year-old girl was allegedly raped for five days by six persons, including three minors, after being locked up in a room in Ongole town of Andhra Pradesh, police said on Sunday.All those accused of allegedly raping her have been apprehended from different parts of the state and police said they are further investigating the case. The incident also stirred up a row over safety of women in the state with Home Minister M Sucharita promising stern action. Prakasam District Superintendent of Police Siddharth Kaushal told reporters that one of the accused befriended the girl when she was waiting for her friend at the RTC bus station in Ongole on June 17. She was then taken to his room where he and five of his friends allegedly raped her for five days. The girl, who belonged to the neighbouring Guntur district, escaped from their clutches and reached the bus station on Saturday evening when an on-duty home-guard Venkateswarlu and Assistant Sub-Inspector of Police Babu Rao spotted and rescued her, the police official said. She was then admitted to the government hospital for treatment and her condition was state to be stable. Based on the girl’s complaint, police launched a manhunt for the accused and nabbed them from different places since late Saturday night. One of the accused was nabbed at Bitragunta in SPS Nellore district while he was trying to board a train, he added. Condemning the incident, Andhra Pradesh Director General of Police Gautam Sawang said safety and security of women and children and prevention of crime against them would be given high priority. Perpetrators of such crimes would be dealt with sternly and brought to book systematically, he said in a statement here. Sawang directed the Prakasam district SP to ensure the case was investigated thoroughly to secure conviction of the accused. A case under different sections of POCSO Act and IPC was registered against the accused. “This is a heinous crime and we will take deterrent steps to ensure such incidents did not recur,” said the Home Minister. Ongole MLA and Energy Minister Balineni Srinivasa Reddy also condemned the incident.
Gorakhpur (UP): Uttar Pradesh Congress chief Raj Babbar Wednesday accused the BJP of diverting people’s attention from development issue and trying to spread communal hatred for garnering votes. Canvassing for party candidate Supriya Shrinate in Maharajganj seat, he said most of the development works were done during the Congress rule and his party is the real voice of the poor, backward and the downtrodden sections of the society. “The BJP is trying to divert people’s attention from development issue and are trying to spread communal hatred and seeking votes,” Babbar said at an election meeting in Maharjganj district. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra Singh”Only the Congress is capable of carrying out development works for people belonging to all castes, religions and geographical areas… only the Congress can take the country ahead on the path of development,” Babbar said. Shrinate said she entered politics to fulfil the dreams of his late father Harshvardhan Singh who had been elected MP from Mahrajganj twice. “The district is facing massive problems, sugar mills are closed and there is no industry to provide jobs to the youth. Here, the struggle is between rich and poor. “Since the BJP came to power, our country has gone back many steps and there is no one to listen to the poor and helpless,” she alleged.
TOKYO — Japanese entertainment and electronics company Sony Corp. has reverted to profitability for the quarter through March, boosted by robust demand for game software and network services, as well as gains from Spotify.Sony reported an 87.9 billion yen ($787 million) January-March profit Friday, a reversal from the 13.3 billion yen loss racked up the previous year.Quarterly sales totalled 2.1 trillion yen ($19 billion), up 9% from 1.9 trillion yen.Also helping the bottom line was its semiconductors business, but the mobile phone operations continued to lag, according to Tokyo-based Sony.Sony’s film division saw a sales dip because of the strong performance of “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” and “Spider-Man: Homecoming” the previous year. Such works contributed this year in television licensing and home entertainment sales.The Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s lawsuit (all times local):6:35 a.m.A German bank being sued by President Donald Trump in his attempt to block congressional subpoenas for his business records says it’s “committed to providing appropriate information.”Deutsche (DOY’-chuh) Bank spokeswoman Kerrie McHugh said Tuesday in a statement, “We remain committed to providing appropriate information to all authorized investigations and will abide by a court order regarding such investigations.”Trump is suing Deutsche Bank and Capital One. The lawsuit by Trump, his sons Donald Jr. and Eric and his daughter Ivanka was filed Monday in federal court in New York.Two House committees subpoenaed Deutsche Bank and several other financial institutions this month as part of investigations into Trump’s finances.The Trump lawsuit seeks to block the financial institutions from disclosing information and complying with the subpoenas.Capital One hasn’t responded to a request for comment.___5:40 a.m.President Donald Trump is suing Deutsche (DOY’-chuh) Bank and Capital One in an attempt to block congressional subpoenas for his business records.The lawsuit by Trump, his sons Donald Jr. and Eric and his daughter Ivanka was filed Monday in federal court in New York. The Trump Organization and the Donald J. Trump Revocable Trust are among the other plaintiffs.Two House committees subpoenaed Deutsche Bank and several other financial institutions earlier this month as part of investigations into Trump’s finances.The Trumps want a federal judge to declare the subpoenas unlawful and unenforceable. The lawsuit also seeks to block the financial institutions from disclosing information and complying with the subpoenas.The banks have not responded to requests for comment.___This story has been corrected to show Trump wants a judge to declare the subpoenas unenforceable, not enforceable.The Associated Press
VANCOUVER — West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. says all mill activities will be curtailed temporarily for a week in June at five British Columbia sawmills due to weakening lumber prices and high log costs.The Vancouver-based company says the production curtailments will take place at sawmills in Chetwynd, Quesnel, Williams Lake, Smithers and Fraser Lake.About 30 million board feet of lumber is expected to be reduced during the week.Lumber production is expected to be cut by approximately 30 million board feet.West Fraser has implemented temporary and permanent capacity curtailments of about 125 million and 300 million board feet respectively over the past six months, including Monday’s announcement.Interfor recently announced it would cut back on operations for June, joining in the temporary curtailments already rolled out by Canfor.Tolko said in mid-May it would shut down its Quesnel, B.C., mill altogether at a loss of 150 jobs and eliminate a shift at its Kelowna, B.C. mill for another 90 jobs gone. Companies in this story: (TSX:WFT, TSX:IFP, TSX:CFP)The Canadian Press
16 October 2007A five-member team of United Nations observers is heading to Tokelau, a group of three small atolls in the Pacific Ocean, to monitor a referendum next week on whether the territory should have self-government in free association with New Zealand. A five-member team of United Nations observers is heading to Tokelau, a group of three small atolls in the Pacific Ocean, to monitor a referendum next week on whether the territory should have self-government in free association with New Zealand.UN spokesperson Michele Montas told reporters today that voting in the referendum on Tokelau, a Non-Self-Governing Territory that has been administered by New Zealand since 1926, will take place from this Saturday until 24 October.It will be the second such referendum: the first took place in February 2006, when 60 per cent of Tokelauan voters supported the option for self-government in free association with New Zealand. This did not meet the two-thirds majority required by Tokelau’s representative body, known as the General Fono.The UN monitoring team comprises: Ambassador Robert Aisi of Papua New Guinea, a representative of the Special Committee on Decolonization; an official from the Department of Political Affairs’ Decolonization Unit; two officials of the Department’s Electoral Assistance Division; and an official with the Department of Public Information.A similar team observed last year’s referendum, and deemed the election process to be credible and reflecting the will of the people of Tokelau, which has a population of about 1,500.Since then the General Fono decided to hold a second referendum on the same basis, and to conduct a detailed process of engagement with Tokelauans – including those communities living in Hawaii, American Samoa, Samoa, Australia and New Zealand – to ensure that all fully understood the issues involved in the vote.If Tokelauans achieve the two-thirds majority during this referendum, a date will then be set for a “day of self-government.” This will probably be in mid-2008 to allow New Zealand enough time to make the necessary legislative amendments. There are currently 16 Non-Self-Governing Territories remaining on the UN’s decolonization list, compared to 72 such territories when the Organization was established in 1945. The last Non-Self-Governing Territory that exercised the right to self-determination was East Timor, now known as Timor-Leste, which gained its independence in 2002.
“You have the resources and the power to help the people of Nigeria realize the tremendous promise of this great country – on education, on health care, on women’s empowerment, on climate change, on governance, institution-building, security and on rights across the board,” stated Mr. Ban in his remarks.Stressing that he was speaking at a time of great challenges – including the rise of extremism and the lack of equal opportunity – he acknowledged that the Governors of the Northeast, in particular Borno state, Mr. Ban assured that this was also a “time of hope,” as the peaceful democratic transition of power in Nigeria showed.Reminding Governors that, over the past few weeks, UN Member States agreed on a new financing for development plan and on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, he pointed out that the latter would be adopted be formally adopted by world leaders in New York in September, while governments will meet in Paris in December to agree on a new far-reaching climate change agreement.“Together, these three processes provide an opportunity to put the world on a sustainable pathway fostering human prosperity while protecting our planet,” the Secretary-General continued.In that regard, local governments have an important role to play in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, he added, emphasizing five essential ways for Nigeria to “build on your advances and sustain that momentum.” First, the universal framework will have to be tailored to national circumstances to live up to its promise to be an agenda “of the people, for the people, and by the people” that leaves no one behind. Sub-national and local governments, he assured, will play a major role in the national tailoring process and in ensuring that this process is participatory and inclusive.“Second, we need to work together to establish a revitalized global partnership for development. Each of you is crucial for engaging local civil society organizations and the private sector in the implementation of the goals at local level.”Third, the UN top official explained, sub-national and local governments can help ensure that the limited available funds are targeted at the most vulnerable and marginalized who are often hard to reach, in particular ensuring health, education, empowerment and equality for women and girls.“That leads to my fourth point – institutionalizing gender mainstreaming across all government ministries and bodies responsible for implementing agenda 2030, with effective means of implementation and capacities for monitoring progress.”Fifth, he noted, Governors can support the follow-up and review process by “feeding inputs” directly into the review and by helping to ensure the quality of data by investing in institutions and using big data to inform better planning and decision making. “Accurate data will also allow us to better respond to new and unforeseen challenges,” Mr. Ban observed.“This is a crucial moment for Nigeria. You face many serious challenges, but you have also taken a hugely important step to move forward in a way that can respond to the aspirations of the country’s people. I am eager to hear your views on how you think you can best achieve this universal and ambitious agenda,” he concluded.
As International Mining Project News celebrates its centennial issue, Gindalbie Metals also looks set to achieve a significant milestone as it reaches towards A$1 billion in contracts. In contrast Fluor might be too busy on Mt. Milligan to celebrate its lucrative contract, but Cortona Resources may have felt like dancing as it discovered far richer results than expected at its Dargues Reef gold project.Signalling a definite end to the recession Rio Tinto invests $469 million in a controversial and environmentally difficult nickel mine in the US while former MD, Barry Cusack, takes on a new role at Brockman.In a more conservative move Ivanhoe Australia have spent A$17.4 million in acquiring an established copper and gold property and boosted its base metal production predictions. Another mine ready to spend is African Mineral’s 25 Mt/y Tonkolili project which has completed a Chinese investment deal worth almost £170 million and a Murchison affiliated company which has struck a deal with north Asian steel mills to buy more than 50 Mt/y of iron products.There’s been a lot of promising movement in mine development over the past two weeks – Mongolia Energy has awarded a six year A$273 million building contract for its Khushuut project and Silvercorp has received an essential environmental permit for their fertile GC silver, lead and zinc project in China.Solid Energy is facing the conventionally impossible in order to retrieve coal from seams in Waikato, NZ, with nothing but a pilot plant and underground technology. As the world of mining is becoming increasingly worried about our rising demand of rare earth elements Avalon is nearing its goal of bringing Thor Lake into production and, in Australia, a dispute between Aquila Coal and Bowen Central threatens a delay at Eagle Downs.This and much, much more inside International Mining’s latest project news from all over the globe. To receive the full 40+ page report, subscriptions to this service can be registered and paid for on-line (SUBSCRIBE TO IM PROJECT NEWS BUTTON), or contact email@example.com for a free trial copy.
← Previous Story Bogdan Wenta resigns as Polish head coach! Next Story → TOP 10 “BEST BUYS” for 2011/2012: Stanic, Sigurdsson, Markussen… After many years in French Dunkerque, former NT player, right back, Sebastien Bosquet (33) wants to leave team unsatisfied with negotations about new contract. Ex Montpellier player wants to prolonge contract for the next two years, but Dunkerque offered him contract only for next season. French media write about player’s determination to find new team.photo: ehf Dunkerquehandball contracthandball transfersSebastien Bosquet
← Previous Story Robert Weber extends in Magdeburg until 2019 Next Story → Bosnia and Herzegovina seek new NT coach seha gazprom leagueSerbian handball Serbian Handball Federation wants a meeting of SEHA Assembly to discuss about position of their teams at SEHA GAZPROM League, who lost places after decision of SEHA Board for upcoming season 2016/2017. SHF was one of the co-founder of South Eastern Handball Association who established SEHA League which got a general sponsorship by Russian giant Gazprom in the third season of the competition.However, in the last few months rumours pointed that Serbia has to lost one of two places in regional league due bad results of their teams. Unofficialy, Serbian answer to SEHA Board was “two teams or nothing” as it was impossible to change the system of domestic Super League in only few months.At the end, two Slovenian teams replaced two Serbian, but some intentions of Serbian side still stay alive…PHOTO: SEHA GAZPROM LEAGUE
Apple has been fighting a long battle with Chinese company Proview over the right to use the name “iPad” in China. The issue stems from the sale of the iPad name copyright to Apple in 2009 for $54,000. The sale was handled by UK company IP Application Development on behalf of Proview Taiwan, but parent company Proview Technology deemed the sale invalid, and therefore claims it still owns the copyright to the name.What followed was a couple of lawsuits demanding $1.6 million and then $38 million for copyright infringement. As the iPad was already on sale in China, it also meant the threat of it being taken off store shelves, a threat made real by Proview demanding an import and export ban of the “Made in China” tablet. If that happened, Apple would have no way of manufacturing and supplying the iPad to any market, not just China.The dispute went to court in Guangdong where the two companies were urged to come to some kind of agreement. That agreement has now happened with Apple paying $60 million in order to settle the dispute and move on.Although almost double the previous compensation demand from Proview, it’s pocket change for Apple. The most important thing is that the Chinese market remains open for the sale of iPads, and Apple can freely manufacture and export the tablet.Hopefully it also means that Apple has finally secured worldwide ownership of the iPad name and will not face any more lawsuits from Proview, or any other company for that matter.Read more at BBC News
The condition of a Vancouver teenager critically injured in a motorcycle crash two weeks ago was upgraded on Friday. Keaten Wells is now in satisfactory condition at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center. The 17-year-old was riding a motorcycle on Northeast St. Johns Road at about 8:15 p.m. Nov. 4, according to the Vancouver Police Department. He was seen riding without his hands, popping wheelies and weaving in and out of traffic before crashing into a Jeep stopped to make a turn onto 65th Street, police said. Wells was ejected and taken to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, where he has remained in critical condition until Friday. The driver of the Jeep was not cited, Kapp said.
Clark County has reached a $250,000 settlement with the family of a man who died in 2015 in the Clark County Jail after being restrained by corrections deputies. But, more importantly for the family, the Clark County Sheriff’s Office has agreed to review its policies on inmate restraints, particularly the use of restraint chairs.Attorneys representing Mycheal Lynch’s parents and his estate filed a federal civil rights lawsuit in March against Clark County, as well as Sheriff Chuck Atkins, Jail Chief Ric Bishop and 12 corrections officers. It alleged the officers used lethal excessive force on Lynch in the jail.The complaint, filed in U.S. District Court in Tacoma, demanded a jury trial and sought unlimited punitive damages for Lynch’s “pre-death mental distress, pain, suffering and ultimate death,” according to a press release jointly issued in March by Vancouver attorneys Jack Green of Green & Ritchie PLLC and Greg Ferguson. A tort claim served on the county in 2015 claimed damages in excess of $4 million.On Dec. 19, the Clark County Council authorized the county manager to sign the settlement and a release agreement; the lawsuit was dismissed last week. The settlement states that the family agreed to drop the suit within five days of receiving the awarded sum.The lawsuit cited jail surveillance video in detailing the events leading up to Lynch, 32, suffering a medical emergency.
Elac Speaker designer Andrew Jones has unveiled his latest Elac series and it is the first to incorporate the company’s iconic “Jet” folded tweeter. And based on my time with it, for such a small design it had a big, big sound.The Carina series is the step-up from the excellent Uni-Fi range and consists of three products: the BS243.4 bookshelf ($1,200), the FS247.4 floorstander ($2,400) and the CC241.4 center channel ($TBC).Jones is best known for his three-way concentric designs and told me that it was a challenge to try incorporating a tweeter he hadn’t worked with before in a simpler two-way speaker (treble and mid/bass).All of the speakers are based on 5.25-inch aluminum drivers and Jones told me he sourced a different folded tweeter from the one the company typically uses to keep costs down. The BS243.4 bookshelf features a bass reflex located on the bottom of the speaker and this in combination with the tweeter achieves a frequency range of 46Hz to 30kHz.Ears-on Ty Pendlebury/CNET Jones treated me to a demo of the still-in-development speaker, and despite the change from a dome tweeter to the Jet, the design unmistakably bore his signature sound. It had an ultra-wide sound stage that enveloped the room with just a slight forwardness in the upper mids, though without harshness or brightness. For a small speaker with a 5.25-inch driver, the bass was impressively deep and punchy.When Andrew first demonstrated the Uni-Fi speaker at CES 2016, the song that blew me away was Rage Against The Machine’s Killing in the Name Of. Played through the Carina, I got a similar case of the chills. The opening chunk-chunk-chunks sounded compact in a way I hadn’t heard before, and this made the transition to Zack de la Rocha’s “killing in the name of” and the band’s all-in onslaught all the more surprising and goose bump inducing. The speakers aren’t yet done, and as music played I could almost hear his brain working on the changes he wants to make. As the Carinas are now though, they look good, sound like a Jones design and the price is reasonable for a high-end speaker. Look out for the Carina range in mid-2019. 27 Photos Share your voice 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. Comments CES 2019 Speakers 3 Tags Best new headphones of CES 2019 CES Products