Samsung confirmed to launch the most anticipated device of the year — Note 8 on August 23. The South Korean company in its official teaser confirmed that the Note 7 successor will come with a massive display and S Pen. Now, Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst at KGI Securities has revealed that Note 8’s cameras will support 3x optical zoom feature. This was first reported by a Chinese micro-blogging site — mydrivers.com.With that, Note 8 is going to be the first handset by Samsung to sport dual cameras, if only the company doesn’t unveil the Galaxy C10 which is also tipped to come with two cameras at the back. Ming-Chi Kuo earlier said that Note 8 will sport a 12-megapixel wide-angle CIS (CMOS image sensors) which will be coupled with dual photodiode and enable users to capture better low-light shots. While the secondary camera will sport a 13-megapixel telephoto CIS with dual 6P technology and 3X zoom.Also Read: Galaxy Note 8 to launch on August 23, confirms Samsung as new leaked renders show dual camerasThe South Korean smartphone maker has started sending out media invites for the Galaxy Note 8 that mention “Do bigger things”. Rumours hint that the Galaxy Note 8 will come with a 6.3-inch display, slightly bigger than that of the recently launched Galaxy S8. In the invite Samsung also mentions “Find out what it means to do bigger things on 08.23.2017,” in its tweet. Samsung doesn’t say much about the smartphone though. All that it highlights is that the device with a big screen is coming.advertisementIn the invite image, shared by Samsung Mobile on Twitter on Thursday, shows an outline of a smartphone with an Infinity Display. So, this confirms that the upcoming Note 8 will come with the display similar to that of the Galaxy S8. Furthermore, it also hints that the device will come with the signature S Pen.A report leaked earlier this week reveals that Note 8 release will be carried out in two phases. The first phase will commence in early September, where Samsung is said to release the Note 8 in select markets like — US, South Korea, and the UK. While in the second phase which is to start in October, Samsung is said to release the smartphone in other markets. This means that the South Korean smartphone manufacturer may bring the Galaxy Note 8 to the Indian market sometime around the month of October.
ATHENS — Third-place Panathinaikos beat Atromitos 2-0 March 6 with debut goals by new additions Lucas Evangelista and Lucas Villafanez.The 25th round was overshadowed by the postponement of the Iraklis vs. Olympiacos game for fear of violence. The move came four days after Olympiacos’ Greek Cup semifinal at PAOK — a Thessaloniki team, like Iraklis — was abandoned toward the end when PAOK fans stormed the pitch.Sports minister Stavros Kontonis decided March 4 on a postponement of “at least 30 days,” adding that police were already dealing with the ongoing refugee crisis in Greece.Olympiacos has already clinched its 43rd league championship.Also, Panthrakikos beat PAOK 2-1, while Xanthi vs. Kalloni and Veria vs. Levadiakos both ended 0-0.TweetPinShare0 Shares
(And the slights aren’t limited to photos: At least one American’s photo was accompanied by an Italian flag for one of her doubles matches.)By the first Friday of the Open, the tournament had added photos for many players, including del Potro, Thiem and Almagro. It took a little longer for many women, including Konjuh and Sevastova, who finally got their photos added by that Sunday.Not all the players minded their missing photos. Sevastova, after upsetting Johanna Konta to reach the quarterfinals, said in response to my question at her postmatch news conference that she’d noticed her photo was finally added. “Now I have a photo,” she said. “Now I saw my photo.” Having no photo was better than if the U.S. Open had just used her “WTA picture with short hair,” she said. “I didn’t like it, actually, so it was OK without [a] picture.”The U.S. Open provides an unusual opportunity to check out what the faceless men and women of sport have in common because the tournament lists hundreds of players, all gathered on one website. On the first Friday of the tournament, I did an exhaustive survey of all 579 players on the page — the number shifts during the tournament as draws are finalized for events that start later in the tournament, such as juniors. More than one third of the players — 211 — were missing photos. That includes 44 players who were in the men’s or women’s singles draws, the most prominent events at the Open. In addition to Konjuh and Sevastova, that list included Naomi Osaka, who’d just lost a third-round thriller in Arthur Ashe Stadium to Madison Keys; Laura Siegemund, who was playing seven-time major champ Venus Williams in Ashe the next day; 2015 French Open quarterfinalist Alison Van Uytvanck; Laura Robson, who made the fourth round at the 2012 U.S. Open; and Americans Christian Harrison and Danielle Collins.It’s no coincidence that more women than men were missing: According to Widmaier, there was a lag in adding women’s photos even after the problem was identified. (He wasn’t sure why.)So what factors decided who got a photo by the fifth day of the tournament and who didn’t? I checked a wide range of factors,1By grabbing data off each player’s U.S. Open page and running a regression between whether the player had a photo on the night of the tournament’s first Friday and the player’s other characteristics. and the determinants of whether a player had a profile pic weren’t surprising: Americans, players active on tour and veterans were mostly likely to have a photo. Being from the U.S. increased a player’s chances of having a picture on the site by 30 percentage points. With every singles match a competitor played this year, his or her chances went up by 2 percentage points. A year of age added 3 percentage points.2The percentages assume a linear relationship, which wouldn’t apply at extremes. (We don’t think someone who has played 60 singles matches this year has a greater than 100 percent chance of having a photo.) The exact percentages depend on which variables we include. I also tested, for instance, peak singles ranking, career matches and matches won, but those all are closely linked to both singles matches played this year and to age. So perhaps the most surprisingly snubbed people were the American women’s doubles pair of Ashley Weinhold, 27, and Caitlin Whoriskey, 28. Their faces remained missing on the second Thursday of the tournament. (Then again, neither has ever been ranked in the top 100 in singles or doubles.)Konjuh, who is 18, said she understood why she didn’t have a photo. “Like probably most of the other players that are young or coming didn’t have pictures,” she said in her news conference.Widmaier promised a more completist approach to player photography at the 2017 Open: “It will be improved upon next year.” Anastasija Sevastova and Ana Konjuh defied expectations and their low rankings — both outside the top 40 — to reach the U.S. Open quarterfinals. They have something else in common: For the first week of the tournament, where their photos were supposed to appear on the U.S. Open website and app, there instead appeared black rectangles with the flags of their countries and the words “NO BIO PHOTO.”“I saw on the live score, yeah, on the U.S. Open app, yeah, it says, like, ‘bio’ or something,” Konjuh said when I asked about her absent photo at her news conference after she upset Agnieszka Radwanska in the fourth round.Every sport has these faceless men and women, the ones who aren’t supposed to make the team or get off the bench, who are so new they haven’t been photographed, who may get rushed in front of a digital camera so media staff can get a snap worth posting.Tennis majors face a special challenge in filling those blank rectangles: Up to 128 players enter each of the men’s and women’s qualifying draws, and more than 100 others enter each of the men’s and women’s singles draws. There can be more than 100 players competing only in doubles, and an additional 100 or more might enter only the juniors or juniors qualifying draws. As of the two-week event’s middle Sunday, there were 698 players on the U.S. Open player page.But some of the snubbed U.S. Open players are hardly nobodies. Early in the tournament, 2009 U.S. Open champion Juan Martin del Potro, No. 10 Dominic Thiem and former No. 9 Nicolas Almagro were among those missing photos. Asked about them on the first Thursday of the tournament, Chris Widmaier, spokesman for the U.S. Tennis Association, which runs the U.S. Open, said, “It’s a disappointment.” I asked if it’s a priority to get photos for the players — all of whom have been professionally photographed at dozens if not hundreds of matches worldwide, and who have pictures that appear on the ATP and WTA websites and on their U.S. Open credentials. “It is now,” Widmaier said.
KUSI Newsroom August 27, 2018 VISTA (KUSI) – A two-vehicle crash sent three people to a hospital, including a sheriff’s deputy, authorities said Monday.The crash occurred shortly after 3:10 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of East Vista Way and East Bobier Drive, San Diego County sheriff’s Sgt. Hernan Gonzalez said.A deputy dispatched to investigate reports of a stabbing in the area of Laguna Lane and Arcadia Avenue was traveling northbound on East Vista Way in a patrol SUV with emergency lights and siren activated, Gonzalez said.The deputy entered the intersection of East Vista Way and East Bobier Drive when a 53-year-old man driving a 2017 Lexus SUV entered the intersection from westbound East Bobier Drive and the vehicles collided, Gonzalez said.The deputy was transported to Palomar Medical Center to be evaluated and treated for minor injuries, Gonzalez said.The Lexus driver and a 51-year-old woman riding in the Lexus were transported to Palomar Medical Center with complaints of pain, Gonzalez said.Alcohol or drugs were not believed to be factors in the collision, Gonzalez said.The sheriff’s Vista traffic division was investigating the collision. Posted: August 27, 2018 Sheriff’s Deputy injured in two-vehicle crash in Vista KUSI Newsroom, Updated: 10:24 AM Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
Publishing in Southern California is tough and always has been, Steve Churm says. Churm, the president of Churm Media, a city and regional publisher based in Orange County, remembers a FOLIO: report from 14 years ago. “In 1994 FOLIO: wrote, ‘The streets of Los Angeles would run red with blood if its magazine casualties were made of flesh instead of pulp,’” Churm said at the recent Niche Publishing Conference in Austin, Texas. “It’s more difficult today than it was 14 years ago to make a buck in the magazine industry in Southern California.”Churm should know. Two years ago, he was a $9.5 million company with seven magazines. Two years, two closed magazines and a topline that is $1 million less later, Churm is evaluating a strategy he embarked on to make his company brand centric and not just print centric. Churm, whose company publishes OC Metro, Southland Golf, OC Family and others, was the keynote speaker at the Niche Conference, a relatively new event geared to very small magazines. The event is run by Carl Landau, a publishing entrepreneur known, among other things, for a series of sales-training seminars called Camp Niche Jamboree. This year’s Niche Conference attracted 120 attendees and 17 sponsors. In Steve Churm, who launched his company in 1990, the conference had an engaging, candid keynote. “We embraced the idea that print and online work better together,” he said. “Our own print-centric thinking had gotten in our way.” He embraced that concept even though larger city and regional magazines, perhaps paradoxically, average less than 2 percent of their revenue from online sources, according to FOLIO:’s City and Regional Publishing Survey. To make it work, Churm said, he invested $350,000 to rebuild his Web sites—including an all-new content-management system—and all funded out of cashflow.The result? “We have not seen the payoff,” he said. “Not yet, anyway. We are entrepreneurs, and yes, we are going to fail. But you have to try.”A more promising initiative is the creation of Ripe Orange, an in-house ad agency designed to serve the company’s stable of 2,000 advertisers—many of whom are small and don’t have access to sophisticated creative services, Churm said. In 15 business days, Ripe Orange has booked $40,000 in business, Churm said. Churm offered eight lessons learned in the process of repositioning his company:1. Standalone repurposed content isn’t compelling to anyone. Write and present content for the medium it is intended. 2. Take advantage of being online. There are clever ways to alert readers of other resources.3. Provoke readers, but don’t annoy them online.4. Quality content rules. Provide value and people will come back.5. Every person working on your Web sites should get used to being overworked indefinitely.6. Document, document, document. Programmers and producers are not going to stay with you for long. When they leave, if you haven’t documented, you have a problem.7. Useful is better than cool. Be respectful of readers’ time limitations.8. Fear of failure—you can’t be afraid of making a mistake. “Lee Iacocca said in his book that his regret was that he didn’t fail earlier and more often in his career,” Churm said. “You’ve got to put yourself out there.”
This picture shows flooded streets in Regent near Freetown, on 14 August, 2017. Photo: AFPAt least 312 people were killed and more than 2,000 left homeless on Monday when heavy flooding hit Sierra Leone’s capital of Freetown, leaving morgues overflowing and residents desperately searching for loved ones.An AFP journalist at the scene saw bodies being carried away and houses submerged in two areas of the city, where roads turned into churning rivers of mud and corpses were washed up on the streets.Red Cross spokesman Patrick Massaquoi told AFP the death toll was 312 but could rise further as his team continued to survey disaster areas in Freetown and tally the number of dead.Mohamed Sinneh, a morgue technician at Freetown’s Connaught Hospital, said 180 bodies had been received so far at his facility alone, many of them children, leaving no space to lay what he described as the “overwhelming number of dead”.Many more bodies were taken to private morgues, Sinneh said.Images obtained by AFP showed a ferocious churning of dark orange mud coursing down a steep street in the capital, while videos posted by local residents showed people waist and chest deep in water trying to traverse the road.Fatmata Sesay, who lives on the hilltop area of Juba, said she, her three children and husband were awoken at 4:30 am by rain beating down on the mud house they occupy, which was by then submerged by water.She managed to escape by climbing onto the roof.“We have lost everything and we do not have a place to sleep,” she told AFP.Piles of corpses -Local media reports said a section of a hill in the Regent area of the city had partially collapsed, exacerbating the disaster.Other images showed battered corpses piled on top of each other, as residents struggled to cope with the destruction.Meanwhile disaster management official Candy Rogers said that “over 2,000 people are homeless,” hinting at the huge humanitarian effort that will be required to deal with the fallout of the flooding in one of Africa’s poorest nations.Freetown, an overcrowded coastal city of 1.2 million, is hit each year by flooding during several months of rain that destroys makeshift settlements and raises the risk of waterborne diseases such as cholera.Flooding in the capital in 2015 killed 10 people and left thousands homeless.Sierra Leone was one of the west African nations hit by an outbreak of the Ebola virus in 2014 that left more than 4,000 people dead in the country, and it has struggled to revive its economy since the crisis.About 60 percent of people in Sierra Leone live below the national poverty line, according to the United Nations Development Programme.
What kinds of problems women can have after giving birthIt’s still rare for a woman to die during or after childbirth; however, a lot of these deaths are unnecessary and preventable.“The problem is that it’s so rare that people are still just realizing that this is still a thing that happens in the United States,” Evans said.These deaths happen quickly after birth, within a matter of hours, days or weeks. Hemorrhaging and issues with C-sections are more immediate causes of deaths, but in the weeks after a woman gives birth, blood clots, strokes and postpartum preeclampsia can threaten her life.“When you’re about to take care of a newborn, you might not even be thinking about your own health and your own safety,” Evans said. “You’re thinking about keeping your newborn alive. You’re thinking about, ‘What does he or she need as they come into this world?’”Evans said discussions about postpartum depression are improving, but doctors are still having trouble educating their patients about stroke, heart attacks and other serious conditions after childbirth.On maternal mortality and black womenThe state’s task force on maternal mortality has found that black women are the most at risk of dying after childbirth or having complications, Evans said.“We really can’t talk about black women and black maternal health unless we’re talking about systemic racism in the health care system,” she said. “You have women who do not feel like they can talk to their doctors. You have unconscious bias against black women when they’re trying to ask questions, or perceptions about ‘if they’ll follow their doctor’s orders when it comes to their health plans.’”This is @SerenaWilliams like you’ve never seen her before. Our February cover star opens up about her recent health scare, the first couple months of motherhood, and how she’s not slowing down anytime soon. https://t.co/bhT541QpLD— Vogue Magazine (@voguemagazine) January 11, 2018All of that factors into how black women are welcomed into the health care system, Evans said. She points to Serena Williams’ recent disclosure of her own pregnancy complications and fighting her doctors to get the care she needed.Evans said Williams’ experience will help people think about how they perceive black women and black mothers and mothers in general in their postpartum period.“Mothers after giving birth know their bodies better than anybody else,” Evans said. Share GABRIEL CRISTOVER PEREZ / KUTIn Texas, mothers are dying — and lawmakers and public health officials are trying to figure out why.Maternal mortality is defined when a mother dies from pregnancy-related complications while pregnant or within 42 days of giving birth, according to the Texas Tribune. Nationwide, the rate rose by 27 percent between 2000 and 2014, according to a 2016 study published in “Obstetrics and Gynecology.”In Texas, the maternal mortality rate had doubled between 2010 and 2012, shocking researchers. The state’s mortality rate hit its highest level in 2012 when 148 women died. As the Texas Tribune reported: “A new study says the rates from 2011 to 2015 were likely inflated because of misreporting on death certificates. The Texas Department of State Health Services has begun using a new methodology for 2012 onward, which it says produces a more accurate rate.”On KERA’s “Think,” Marissa Evans, a reporter with the Tribune, provided context to the numbers, which show among other things that black women are disproportionately at risk.Interview highlightsWhy it’s hard to quantify maternal mortalityThe definitions behind maternal mortality differ at the state and federal level.“When you have these two very important agencies, in our case, the Texas Department of State Health Services and the federal Centers for Disease Control [and Prevention], saying ‘We’re counting it in these different ways and we have these different numbers to show for it.’ That’s where we come into having a problem,” Evans said.But everyone that Evans spoke to in her reporting agrees that regardless of what the numbers are, they are rising in Texas.“No matter how you look at the definitions, people still need to be paying attention to this issue and we still need to figure out what we can do to protect mothers as they prepare for childbirth,” she said.Texas, however, is not the only state struggling with maternal mortality. Mississippi also has a high rate. And California once had a high rate, but is starting to lower it.The rate is rising across the country, but Texas is still considered a “top 10 place” for the issue.
A Maryland man was fatally shot on the afternoon of Aug. 13 in Southeast D.C. The shooting is one in a wave of recent District murders, according to the Metropolitan Police Department.Authorities responded to a call in the 1400 block of V Street, SE. the afternoon of Aug. 13. Officers found Gary Thompson, 19, from Suitland, Md., unconscious and suffering from a gunshot wound to his back. Thompson was taken to a local and later died, police said.Several murders also occurred during the week of Aug. 8-Aug. 14, including the Aug. 10 slaying of William Lassiter, 52, who was shot on the 900 block of Mount Olivet Road, NE, police said.Officers said they heard gunfire in the area of Mount Olivet Road and New York Avenue around 1:45 a.m. and found the victim suffering from a gunshot injury. He was pronounced dead on the scene.A third shooting took the life of another man on Aug. 8 in Northwest D.C. Authorities said they arrived at the 5700 block of Georgia Avenue, NW. around 7:10 p.m. Police said they found Donald Stephen Johnson Jr., 45, injured from gunfire behind Emery Recreation Center. Johnson was transported to an area hospital where he later died.Police said they are searching for suspect Herman Lee Cook Jr. pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant charging him with second-degree murder while armed. Police described Cook as, “. . . a black male, 5’8” tall, 250 pounds, with brown eyes, medium complexion, and black hair (balding on top).” Authorities said he is considered armed and dangerous.Aquita Brown, spokesperson for the police department, told the AFRO Aug. 15 that no arrests have been made in any of the three murders.According to the police, there have been a total of 85 homicides in D.C. as of Aug. 17, a 10 percent decline from the same time a year ago. Data shows that there have been two homicides on V Street Southeast, one homicide in the immediate area of Mount Olivet Road Northeast and three homicides on Georgia Avenue Northwest in 2016.