80km/h limit is too dangerous for Rockhill Road, warns Cllr

first_imgCllr Kevin Bradley is calling for the speed limit on the Rockhill Road outside Letterkenny to be reduced from 80km/h to 60km/h.The Letterkenny-Milford Councillor says that the width of the road at Bomany is a factor in his call for a speed limit change.“I drove the road myself at 80 kilometres and it is dangerous,” Cllr Bradley told the council meeting. He added that the speed is a risk for the high number of cyclists and pedestrians who use the road.Cllr Bradley raised the motion after being contacted by local residents of Rockhill who do not agree that the road should have the same speed limit as the main road from Letterkenny to Newmills.In response, the council said that the Bomany Rockhill Road would be listed for review at the next speed limit review.80km/h limit is too dangerous for Rockhill Road, warns Cllr was last modified: November 14th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Create Dynamic Slideshows with Video Scrapbook

first_imgDirectional Blur TransitionGlow Dissolve Transition If you’re looking to make a dynamic slideshow the Video Scrapbook Plugin from Natress Visual Effects provides an interesting alternative.Creating a video slideshow is pretty monotonous work…but it’s a common task for some video editors and photographers.  A few years back the process of animating a video slideshow was totally painful – having to keyframe the motion of individual images, add transitions, etc.  Luckily, new apps have sprung up to automate much of this process.  iPhoto, Aperture, Lightroom, Powerpoint (gasp!) and other photo apps have slideshow functions built-in.There are times however when it still makes sense to create a video slideshow in an editing application.  Perhaps you’re looking to combine photos and live videos, or simply seeking a more robust, customizable alternative.  The Scrapbook plugin from Natress fills this niche.  Automate motion and create unique photo transitions inside of Final Cut Pro X, Apple Motion and After Effects.The package consists of a suite of filters and transitions created specifically for photo use: Squeeze Blur TransitionStar Dissolve Transition Another handy feature is the background builder, a generator that auto-creates backgrounds for photos that don’t fit the frame (portrait shots).  No more black bars on either side of these photos, nice!  Scrapbook is a nice alternative for someone who wants the flexibility a video editing app provides, but doesn’t want to spend hours and hours keyframing photos.Download a free trial of Video Scrapbook or purchase for $49.Looking to create a more simple slideshow?  Check out our previous post on How to Create a Video Slideshow in Final Cut Pro X.”center_img Lens Flare Wipe TransitionPicture Wipe Transition Keep It Moving FilterVignette Focus Filterlast_img read more

Ind vs Eng: Fletcher becomes 1st coach with 100 Tests

first_imgDuncan Fletcher on Thursday etched his name into the record books by becoming the first cricket coach to complete a century of matches at the helm of affairs of a national team during the first Test between India and England at Lord’s in London.The Zimbabwean, who took the reins of Indian cricket team after Gary Kirsten, rose to fame following English side’s 2005 Ashes victory at home after a gap of 18 years.In his eight year association with England, Fletcher saw the team beat Sri Lanka in their own den and also helped them clinch victories against the West Indies and New Zealand, apart from their Ashes heroics.In 2004, England won record eight consecutive Tests, beating New Zealand 3-0 and West Indies 4-0 at home, before winning the first Test in South Africa.The 62-year-old, who became England’s first foreign coach in 1999, led English team in 96 matches before guiding Team India to a successful Caribbean tour.Believed to be hard task master, Fletcher comes as a rare breed. “We are still getting used to his well disguised humour,” quips Rahul Dravid.”He is a good, calm presence in the dressing room. He is technically very knowledgeable and you can make out that he’s worked with many batsmen in many situations,” Dravid revealed.”We are very lucky to have someone like Duncan with us because he is a very experienced and very mature person. I feel I can learn from him. There is always scope for improving and having discussions with someone like Duncan can only make you a better cricketer,” said Laxman.advertisement”The Lord’s Test is going to be his 100th as a coach, which is a great achievement in itself, and he will be the first coach to achieve it,” he added.- With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

Colonoscopy

first_imgDefinitionA colonoscopy is an exam that views the insideof the colon (large intestine) and rectum, using a toolcalled a colonoscope.The colonoscope has a small camera attached to a flexible tube that can reach the length of the colon.How the Test is PerformedYouare likely given medicine into a vein to help you relax. You should not feel any pain. Youare awake during the test and may even be able to speak. But youprobably willnot remember anything.You lie on your left side with your knees drawn up toward your chest.The colonoscope is gentlyinserted through the anus. It is carefully moved into the beginning of the largeintestine. The scope is slowly advancedas far as the lowest part of the small intestine.Airis inserted through the scope to provide a better view. Suction may be used to remove fluid or stool.Thedoctor gets a better view as the scope ismoved back out. Therefore, a more careful exam is done while the scope is beingpulled back.Tissue samples (biopsy)orpolypsmay be removed using tiny tools inserted through the scope.Photosmay be taken using the camera at the end of the scope. If needed, procedures, such as laser therapy,are also done.How to Prepare for the TestYour bowelneeds to be completely empty and clean for the exam.A problem in your large intestine that needs to be treated may be missed if your intestines are not cleaned out.Your health care provider willgive you the steps forcleansing your bowel. This is called bowel preparation.Steps may include using enemas, not eating solid foods for 2 or 3 days before the test, and taking laxatives.advertisementYouneed to drink plenty of clear liquids for 1to 3 days before the test. Examples of clear liquids are:Clear coffee or teaFat-free bouillon or brothGelatinSports drinksStrained fruit juicesWaterYou willlikely be told to stop taking aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, or other blood-thinning medicines for several days before the test.Keep taking your other medicines unless your doctor tells you otherwise.You will need to stop taking ironpills or liquidsa fewdays before the test, unless your health care provider tells you it isOK to continue.Iron can make your stooldark black. Thismakes it harder for the doctor toview insideyour bowel.How the Test will FeelThe medicines will make you sleepy so thatmay not feel any discomfort or have anymemory of the test.You may feel pressure as the scope moves inside. You may feel brief cramping and gas pains as air is inserted or the scope advances. Passing gas is necessary and should be expected.After the exam, you may have mild abdominal cramping and pass a lot of gas. You may also feel bloated and sick to your stomach. These soon go away.You should be able to go home about 1 hour after the test. You must plan to have someone take you home after the test, because you will be woozy and unable to drive. The nurses and doctors will not let you leave until someone arrives to help you.When you are home:Drink plenty of liquids. Eat a healthy meal to restore your energy.You should be able to return to your regular activities the next day.Avoid driving, operating machinery, drinking alcohol, and making important decisions for at least 24 hours after the test.Why the Test is PerformedColonoscopy may be donefor the following reasons:Abdominal pain, changes in bowel movements, or weight lossAbnormal changes (such as polyps) found on sigmoidoscopy or x-ray tests (CT scan or barium enema)Anemia due to low iron (usually when no other cause has been found)Blood in the stool, or black, tarry stoolsFollow-up of a past finding, such as polyps or colon cancerInflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis and Crohn disease)Screening for colorectal cancerNormal ResultsNormal findings are healthy intestinal tissues.What Abnormal Results MeanAbnormal pouches on the lining of the intestines, called diverticulosisAreas of bleedingCancer in the colon or rectumColitis (a swollen and inflamed intestine) due to Crohn disease, ulcerative colitis, infection, or lack of blood flowSmall growths called polypson thelining of your colon (which can be removed through the colonoscope during the exam)RisksHeavy or ongoing bleeding from biopsy or removal of polypsHole or tear in the wall of the colon that requires surgery to repairInfection needing antibiotic therapy (very rare)Reaction tothe medicine youtake to relax, causing breathing problems or low blood pressureReferences Kimmey MB. Complications of gastrointestinal endoscopy. In: Feldman M, Friedman LS, Brandt LJ, eds. Sleisenger and Fordtrans Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease: Pathophysiology/Diagnosis/Management. 9th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Elsevier Saunders; 2010:chap 40.advertisementNational Comprehensive Cancer Network. NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines): Colorectal cancer screening. Version 2.2013. Available at: http://www.nccn.org/professionals/physician_gls/pdf/colorectal_screening.pdf. Accessed October 24, 2013.Pasricha PJ. Gastrointestinal endoscopy. In: Goldman L, Schafer AI, eds. Goldmans Cecil Medicine. 24th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Elsevier Saunders; 2011:chap 136.Review Date:10/14/2013Reviewed By:George F. Longstreth, MD, Department of Gastroenterology, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, San Diego, California. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.last_img read more

Canadian documentary investigates Pearl Harbor and the admiral who took the fall

first_imgUntil the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, Pearl Harbor stood as the deadliest single attack ever on American soil.Based on the book A Matter of Honor by Pulitzer-nominated authors Anthony Summers and Robbyn Swan, this new documentary argues that Washington officials knew a Japanese attack was imminent and that vital information was held back from Kimmel. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Facebook Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement Seventy-five years after the attack on Pearl Harbor, a Canadian-made documentary aims to exonerate the American admiral who took the fall.Based on a new journalistic investigation, Pearl Harbor: The Accused was co-commissioned by Bell Media and the U.K.’s Channel 4. Montreal-based Handel Productions (Scam City, Raising Pompeii) along with London’s Arrow Media have used archival footage and dramatic recreations — filmmakers shot along the shores of the St. Lawrence River near Montreal — to tell the story behind one of the biggest catastrophes of the Second World War.On Dec. 7, 1941 — “a date that will live in infamy,” former U.S. president Franklin Roosevelt told Americans — Admiral Husband Kimmel was commander-in-chief of the United States Pacific Fleet. He seemed ill-prepared when a massive dawn airstrike by the Japanese neutralized the U.S. fleet. In total, 2,403 Americans died at the Hawaiian naval base and 1,178 were wounded. Eighteen ships were sunk or run aground, including five battleships. Twitterlast_img read more

Police preparing for flood of BTS fans as supporters set up camp

first_img Login/Register With: Fans of South Korean boy band, BTS, started setting up camp outside the FirstOntario Centre more than 24 hours before their Thursday night show. (CBC News) Facebook Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Hamilton police are making special preparations and studying strategies used by U.S. services ahead of an expected flood of fans for international boy band sensation BTS.The seven-member South Korean group, also known as Bangtan Boys, is playing three sold out shows at the FirstOntario Centre Thursday, Saturday and Sunday night and already a ragged string of more than 50 ardent supporters were setting up along York Boulevard Wednesday afternoon with plans of camping out overnight to secure prime spot on the floor.The diehard campers are hoping for first dibs on bracelets to be released Thursday morning that will denote who gets into the venue and when. Police say they’re aware of the importance of that order and believe tolerating with the overnight lineup would be better than allowing the chaos of a box-office rush. Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more

A Decent Second Week Saved The US From Olympic Catastrophe

Now that the 2018 Winter Olympics are officially over, it’s time for one last update from our simple model that compares each country’s medal count with what we’d expect it to earn based on its history in each sport. Here’s how it works, in a nutshell: To get a given country’s baseline, we calculated how often it won gold, silver and bronze medals (out of all medals possible) in each Olympic sport from the 1998 Games through the 2014 Games.1With the exception of the Olympic athletes from Russia, who got a discounted version of the Russian Federation’s medal rates over the 1998-2014 span. Then, as things played out in Pyeongchang, we used those historical rates to determine how far every country was above or below its usual Winter Olympic pace. Here are the final numbers from 2018: Who impressed — and disappointed — in Pyeongchang?Actual and expected medal counts by country in the 2018 Winter Olympics 8Switzerland56415+1.4– 17Great Britain1045+2.6– 2Germany1410731-3.6– 12Japan45413+6.1– 18Belarus2103-0.9– Austria53614-7.1– New Zealand0022+2.0– 16Finland1146-3.3– Slovakia1203+1.7– 15Czech Republic2237+1.3– 10Sweden76114+2.5– 4United States98623-12.9– Liechtenstein0011+1.0– Slovenia0112-1.0– Ukraine1001-0.2– Olympic athletes from Russia26917-1.0*– 13Italy32510-0.7– Over the first half of the Olympics, the U.S. produced nine fewer medals than expected. In the second half, it was “only” 3.9 below its usual pace, and that number even briefly crept into positive territory after a five-medal performance on Day 13 that included a thrilling win over Canada in women’s ice hockey. Capping things off with a shocking upset gold in men’s curling (!!!), Team USA ended its stay in South Korea in better shape than it started.And, as Olympic researcher (and friend of the site) Bill Mallon points out, perhaps it was unfair to expect quite so much out of the U.S. this year anyway. The data we used to set America’s baseline included one Olympics with a home-field advantage (2002 in Salt Lake City), as well as another pseudo-home competition in Vancouver in 2010. Certainly, the travel to South Korea was much more grueling. Mallon also points out that the U.S.’s traditional dominance in X-Games style sports (such as snowboarding) might be eroding as other countries devote more attention to them — another reason why expectations based on recent history might have been unrealistic.Either way, the U.S. will leave Pyeongchang with a handful of indelible memories, despite the relative lack of medals overall. And the Norwegians, with their staggering 39 medals, will now have to grapple with their newfound status as an Olympic juggernaut.“We always want to win,” Norwegian sports commentator Fredrik Aukland told The New York Times. “But modesty is a big part of the culture here.”After Norway destroyed the field — and our medal tracker’s expectations — maybe braggadocio is the main thing it should work on going into the 2022 Games in Beijing. France54615+0.4– 14China1629-2.5– Australia0213-0.6– *Using medal rates for the Russian Federation, but with a 25 percent reduction to reflect that fewer athletes are competing this year, compared to previous games.Sources: Sports-Reference.com, International Olympic Committee CountryGoldSilverBronzeTotalvs. Expected 21Poland1012-1.8– 1Norway14141139+11.1– Latvia0011-0.7– Spain0022+2.0– Belgium0101+0.8– Kazakhstan0011+0.0 6South Korea58417+7.6– 5Netherlands86620+5.0– 25Hungary1001+1.0– Unsurprisingly, the record-breaking Norwegians blew away their expected total, nabbing 11 pieces of hardware more than expected based on the country’s track record. Olympic home-team South Korea also cleaned up, for nearly eight more medals than expected, continuing the general trend of host nations getting a major boost in performance at their own party. Meanwhile, others near the top of the table, such as Germany and Canada, medalled at a rate basically in line with what we’d expect (despite the latter’s existential curling crisis).And then there were the Americans. During the games, I wrote about the U.S.’s struggles, and Team USA did end up being the biggest underachiever in medals versus expected, with a -12.9 mark. That sense of letdown can be seen not just via our simple tracker, but also in the U.S. Olympic Committee’s internal projections — which, according to The Associated Press, set 37 medals as the expected target. Team USA is going home with 23 instead, its fewest in a Winter Olympics since 1998. (Interestingly, it did have the same number of golds — nine — as it did in each of the past three Winter Games, but many fewer silvers and bronzes.)A series of disappointing performances by big pre-Olympic favorites contributed to the generally mediocre showing for the U.S. But if there is any consolation, it’s that most of the U.S.’s underperformance happened in its first week or so in Pyeongchang, as Team USA did its best to right the ship in week 2: 3Canada1181029+1.2– read more

Congressman Moulton Is Seeking Nominations Of Wilmington Residents Who Make A Difference

first_img(Editor’s Note: Wilmington’s Lou Cimaglia was finalist for the award in 2016.)SALEM, MA — Below is an announcement from Congressman Seth Moulton, who represents Wilmington in the Sixth Congressional District of Massachusetts:Congressman Seth Moulton is proud to announce the fourth annual Peter J. Gomes Service Award, to be given to an individual in the Sixth Congressional District of Massachusetts who best epitomizes the qualities of integrity, compassion, and commitment to community that were the foundation of the late Reverend Professor Peter J. Gomes’ teachings.The annual Peter J. Gomes Service Award will be given to a resident of the Sixth Congressional District who best exemplifies his commitment to service. Fill out this brief form to describe the nominee and how he or she lives the ideals and commitment to community espoused by the Professor Gomes. A panel of judges will carefully review the entries before making a final selection.Nominations will be accepted through August 19, 2019. Finalists will be notified in advance of the award presentation in early September. The location is North Shore Community College in Lynn, MA. The ceremony will be immediately followed by a Day of Service. All nominators and nominees are invited to participate in the Day of Service.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedCongressman Moulton Is Seeking Nominations Of Wilmington Residents Who Make A DifferenceIn “Community”Congressman Moulton Is Seeking Nominations Of Wilmington Residents Who Make A DifferenceIn “Community”Congressman Moulton Is Seeking Nominations Of Wilmington Residents Who Make A DifferenceIn “Government”last_img read more

Make in India Foxconn tipped to commence Apple iPhone X assembling at

first_imgAdd-ons Storage Models Apple iPhone XR PRODUCT (RED) looks gorgeous in the crimson shadeThough this is a limited time offer, Apple has been reducing top-end iPhones in the emerging markets including China and in Japan, local sellers slashed iPhone XR price. One of the main reasons behind the move is the slowing iPhone sales, as people are sticking to their older iPhones longer by a year. Also, another factor is that over 11 million people subscribed to the subsidised iPhone battery replacement programme across the world in 2018.Coming back to the topic at hand, local assembling of iPhone X(review) will definitely help Apple save close to 20% customs duty on each imported model and the Indian consumer used to face the burden of. Now, iPhone X, which has already received price cut after the iPhone XR and the iPhone XS ( & XS Max) series launch in late 2018, will further come down and this will definitely make the 2017 anniversary iPhone more appealing to the aspiring middle-class Indian consumers, which form the biggest chunk of the 1.3 billion Indian populace with steady, but low income. Key specifications of Apple iPhone X:ModelsModelsApple iPhone XApple iPhone XModelsDisplayApple iPhone X5.8-inch all-screen OLED Super Retina HD (2436x1125p) multi-touch display with HDR supportContrast ratio: 1,000,000:1True Tone displayWide colour display (P3)3D TouchMax brightness: 625 cd/m2Pixel density: 458 ppi (pixels per inch) Security Apple’s Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM)-partner Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd, which is globally recognised as Foxconn Technology Group is reportedly planning to commence top-end iPhone X assembling in Chennai, a southern capital city of South Indian state, Tamil Nadu.Foxconn has received the nod from Apple to start the trial production of the iPhone X as early as July 2019 at the 160-acre factory unit in Chennai, reported The Economic Times citing company insiders.The Chinese company has also planned to expand the assembling to new iPhone XS and even Apple iPhone XR over time. However, this will happen only if the central government continues current tax breaks initiatives and also bring newer incentives for local assembling. Apple iPhone X comes with additional glass cover on both front and the backKVN Rohit/IBTimes IndiaWill this move reduce iPhone X price in India?Most probably yes! The news comes after Apple announced the start of the iPhone 7 production at the Wistron Corp’s unit in Peenya, a western industrial hub in Bengaluru.Also, recently Apple kicked off promotional sale campaign offering a flat discount of Rs 17,000 on the new iPhone XR, bring the price down from MRP: Rs 76,900 to 59,900. Furthermore, HDFC credit and debit cardholders are entitled to get an extra 10% cash back, thus reducing the selling price to Rs 53,900. Display Space Grey and Silver Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n/ac; MIMO), Wi-Fi calling, NFC (Near Field Communication) with reader mode, GPS/GLONASS/ Galileo & QZSS, support Augmented Reality (AR) 174 grams Apple iOS 11 with improved Siri voice assistant RAM (not confirmed) 4K video recording at 24 fps, 30 fps or 60 fps1080 full HD video recording at 30 fps/60 fpsOptical Image Stabilisation for VideoOptical Zoom/ Digital Zoom up to 6xSlow-motion video support for 1080p at 120fps or 240 fpsTime-lapse video with stabilisation Colours ModelsSecurity Apple iPhone XFace ID, enabled by TrueDepth camera for facial recognitionModelsBatteryApple iPhone X Close Main: 12MP wide-angle (f/1.8 aperture) + telephoto (f/2.4 aperture) cameras with dual- Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS), Optical Zoom, Digital Zoom (up to 10x), wide colours capture for photos and Live Photos, Quad-LED True Tone flash with slow sync, Portrait mode, Portrait Lighting (beta)Front: 7MP TrueDepth camera with f/2.2 aperture, Retina Flash, Wide colour capture for photos and  Live Photos, 1080p full HD video recording, Portrait mode, Portrait Lighting (beta), Animoji 64-bit class Apple A11 Bionic chip with neural engine+ Embedded M11 motion coprocessor OS Apple iPhone X 3GB 4G-LTE Advanced with VoLTE 5.8-inch all-screen OLED Super Retina HD (2436x1125p) multi-touch display with HDR supportContrast ratio: 1,000,000:1True Tone displayWide colour display (P3)3D TouchMax brightness: 625 cd/m2Pixel density: 458 ppi (pixels per inch)center_img 4K video recording at 24 fps, 30 fps or 60 fps1080 full HD video recording at 30 fps/60 fpsOptical Image Stabilisation for VideoOptical Zoom/ Digital Zoom up to 6xSlow-motion video support for 1080p at 120fps or 240 fpsTime-lapse video with stabilisation ModelsOSApple iPhone XApple iOS 11 with improved Siri voice assistantModelsProcessorApple iPhone X64-bit class Apple A11 Bionic chip with neural engine+ Embedded M11 motion coprocessorModelsRAM (not confirmed)Apple iPhone X3GBModelsStorageApple iPhone X64GB/256GBModelsCameraApple iPhone X Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion batteryWireless charging (works with Qi chargers), Charging via USB to computer system or power adapterTalk-time: up to 21 hoursInternet use: up to 12 hoursVideo playback (wireless): up to 13 hoursAudio playback (wireless): Up to 60 hoursFast-charge capable: up to 50% charge in 30 minutes[Compatible with AirPower wireless charger]ModelsNetworkApple iPhone X4G-LTE Advanced with VoLTEModelsAdd-onsApple iPhone XBluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n/ac; MIMO), Wi-Fi calling, NFC (Near Field Communication) with reader mode, GPS/GLONASS/ Galileo & QZSS, support Augmented Reality (AR) ModelsDimensionsApple iPhone X143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mmModelsWeightApple iPhone X174 gramsModelsColoursApple iPhone XSpace Grey and Silver ModelsPriceApple iPhone X Battery 64GB/256GB Face ID, enabled by TrueDepth camera for facial recognition Camera 64GB: Rs 91,900256GB: Rs 1,06,900 Network 5 Highlights From 2019 Apple Event Follow us @IBTimesIN_Tech on Twitter for the latest news on Apple products and more. Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion batteryWireless charging (works with Qi chargers), Charging via USB to computer system or power adapterTalk-time: up to 21 hoursInternet use: up to 12 hoursVideo playback (wireless): up to 13 hoursAudio playback (wireless): Up to 60 hoursFast-charge capable: up to 50% charge in 30 minutes[Compatible with AirPower wireless charger] 64GB: Rs 91,900256GB: Rs 1,06,900 143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm Weight Processor ModelsVideo recordingApple iPhone X Video recording Price Dimensions Main: 12MP wide-angle (f/1.8 aperture) + telephoto (f/2.4 aperture) cameras with dual- Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS), Optical Zoom, Digital Zoom (up to 10x), wide colours capture for photos and Live Photos, Quad-LED True Tone flash with slow sync, Portrait mode, Portrait Lighting (beta)Front: 7MP TrueDepth camera with f/2.2 aperture, Retina Flash, Wide colour capture for photos and  Live Photos, 1080p full HD video recording, Portrait mode, Portrait Lighting (beta), Animoji last_img read more

Mamata to lay foundation stone for IT Park project on Aug 13

first_imgKolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on August 13 will lay the foundation stone for an IT park in Rajarhat which the West Bengal government plans to build in the lines of Silicon Valley in the US. The project, called Silicon Valley Asia, will be set up on 100 acres and aim at creating infrastructure for the technology companies. “The foundation stone will be laid by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on August 13,” state IT secretary Debashish Sen said today. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life He declined to spell out the finer details of the project which will be announced on August 13. Sen, however, said that the state government has been encouraging the emerging rechnology companies to work from Bengal in the areas like blockchain, artificial intelligence and robotics. Sen, who was speaking at the ‘Digital Sucess Summit’ organised by Indus Net Technolgies, said the state government has been advocating for technologies that will remove language barrier. “Langauge barrier is one of the key reason for a section for not adopting technology. Government is keen for a ecosystem that enables overcoming the language barrier between users and potential users,” he said.last_img read more