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Month: August 2020

The Assassin

The Assassin

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Mevlut Mert Altintas shouts after shooting Andrei Karlov, right, the Russian ambassador to Turkey, at an art gallery in Ankara, Turkey, Monday, Dec. 19, 2016. This image won World Press Photo Of The Year. The heart-stopping image of the assassin that killed the Russian ambassador to Turkey, Andrey Karlov, is the World Press Photo Of The Year. The image of Mevlüt Mert Altıntaş, taken by The Associated Press’ Istanbul-based photographer, Burhan Ozbilici, captivated the world in December, and appears to have done the same with the judges in this year’s competition. Judge Mary F. Calvert described the image as “explosive.” “It was a very very difficult decision, but in the end we felt that the picture of the year was an explosive image that really spoke to the hatred of our times,” C...
Ryugyong Hotel: The story of North Korea’s ‘Hotel of Doom’

Ryugyong Hotel: The story of North Korea’s ‘Hotel of Doom’

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Updated 10th August 2019 Ryugyong Hotel: The story of North Korea's 'Hotel of Doom' SHARE Written byJacopo Prisco, CNN In 1987, ground was broken on a grand new hotel in North Korea's capital, Pyongyang. The pyramid-shaped, supertall skyscraper was to exceed 1,000 feet in height, and was designed to house at least 3,000 rooms, as well as five revolving restaurants with panoramic views. The Ryugyong Hotel -- named after a historical moniker for Pyongyang meaning "capital of willows" -- was supposed to open just two years later. But it never did. While the structure reached its planned height in 1992, it stood windowless and hollow for another 16 years, its naked concrete exposed, like a menacing monster overlooking the city. During that time the building, wh...
SMARTPHONE PRODUCTION RECORDS THE LARGEST DECLINE IN THE Q2 OF 2020

SMARTPHONE PRODUCTION RECORDS THE LARGEST DECLINE IN THE Q2 OF 2020

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ABDULLAHAUGUST 25, 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic has forced governments around the world to close borders and impose regional lockdowns, resulting in a significant decline in GDP. The slowdown in economic and social activity has had a significant impact, in particular on the smartphone market. TrendForce estimates that 286 million of these devices were manufactured in the second quarter, up 2.2% from the previous quarter, but 16.7% less on an annualized basis, the largest drop in industry history. SMARTPHONE PRODUCTION RECORDS THE LARGEST YEAR-ON-YEAR DECLINE OF 16.7% IN THE SECOND QUARTER OF 2020 Analysts expect the relaxation of restrictive measures and economic stimulus policies to create consumer demand by some governments will help support the recovery of the ...
OPPO A53 REVEALED IN INDIA WITH SNAPDRAGON 460, 90HZ HD+ DISPLAY AND 5,000MAH BATTERY

OPPO A53 REVEALED IN INDIA WITH SNAPDRAGON 460, 90HZ HD+ DISPLAY AND 5,000MAH BATTERY

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MARCO LANCASTERAUGUST 25, 2020 During the last week, Oppo A53 was revealed in Indonesia. Now, it’s time for the Indian market to get this jewel of the mid-range segment. The Oppo A53 packs nice specifications and feels like a Realme smartphone, to be honest. Among the main characteristics, we can cite the brand new Snapdragon 460, a 90Hz display, and a massive 5,000mAh battery with fast-charging. OPPO A53 SPECIFICATIONS Under the hood, the handset is powered by the Snapdragon 460. This is the highest offering in the Snapdragon 4xx family and comes with 4x Cortex-A73 cores clocked at 1.8GHz plus 4x Cortex-A53 clocked at 1.8GHz.  This chipset is made on the 11nm process which makes it power efficient. the processing powers are paired with either...
FITBIT VERSA 3 UNVEILED ALONGSIDE SENSE AND INSPIRE 2 SMART WEARABLES

FITBIT VERSA 3 UNVEILED ALONGSIDE SENSE AND INSPIRE 2 SMART WEARABLES

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MARCO LANCASTERAUGUST 25, 2020 Fitbit still stands as one of the most relevant companies in the market of wearables. In a bid to keep its market share in this growing segment, the company unveiled a bunch of new products today –  The Fitbit Versa 3, Inspire 2, and Fitbit Sense. The latter stands as the most advanced smartwatch released by the company to the date. FITBIT VERSA 3 The Fitbit Versa 3 is a nice smartwatch with a big focus on health tracking. It features a built-in speaker and microphone. As a result, you’ll be able to take calls and dictate text messages directly from the watch. Moreover, the speaker allows you to hear playlists from Deezer, Spotify, and other music streaming services. The wearable comes with an integrated GPS lik...
REALME X7 PRO SURFACES ON GEEKBENCH WITH DIMENSITY 1000+ CHIPSET

REALME X7 PRO SURFACES ON GEEKBENCH WITH DIMENSITY 1000+ CHIPSET

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MARCO LANCASTERAUGUST 25, 2020 Realme has celebrated two years in May as one of the most interesting smartphone makers in this competitive market. Now, the company wants to keep its success story with the release of two new smartphone packing cutting-edge specs. In the coming weeks, the company will reveal the new Realme X7 series with high-refresh-rate displays and powerful chipsets. Today, a Realme RMX2121, a phone that is allegedly the upcoming Realme X7 Pro surfaced on Geekbench testing. According to the listing, it sports a MediaTek Dimensity 1000+ chipset. The Dimensity 1000+ chipset that also goes by MT6889Z gives impressive results on the GeekBench 4.0 platform. It reached 3,802 points on the single-core and 13,096 points on the multi-core department. H...
South Korea closes Seoul schools amid rise in cases

South Korea closes Seoul schools amid rise in cases

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25 August 2020 Image captionSchools and kindergartens in the greater Seoul area will close until 11 September South Korea has ordered the closure of all schools and kindergartens in the greater Seoul area following a rise in coronavirus cases there. Nearly 200 staff and students have been infected in the greater Seoul area over the past two weeks. Remote learning will continue until 11 September, the Ministry of Education said. Health authorities have warned that the country is on the brink of a nationwide outbreak. All students in the greater Seoul area, home to over 25 million people, will now take classes online with the exception of those in their final year of high school who are due to take university entrance examinations in December. Schools with fewer than 60...
Facebook blocks Thai access to group critical of monarchy

Facebook blocks Thai access to group critical of monarchy

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25 August 2020 Image captionThailand's current king is Maha Vajiralongkorn Facebook has blocked access in Thailand to a million-member group discussing the monarchy, after the Thai government threatened legal action. The firm told the BBC it was preparing its own legal action to respond to the pressure from Bangkok. Thailand is seeing a wave of anti-government protests which have included unprecedented calls for reforms to the monarchy. Criticism of the monarchy is illegal in Thailand. Access from within Thailand to the "Royalist Marketplace" group was blocked on Monday evening. The page can still be accessed from outside the country. The group has more than one million members, "pointing to its massive popularity," group admin Pavin Chachavalpongpun told the BBC. ...
PGA rampas wang tunai tidak diisytihar kerajaan

PGA rampas wang tunai tidak diisytihar kerajaan

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SEJUMLAH wang tunai yang dirampas anggota PGA Batalion 8 dalam serbuan terhadap sebuah treler di sebuah stesen minyak di Rantau Panjang, Kelantan, semalam. Oleh YATIMIN ABDULLAH25 Ogos 2020, 8:39 pm Share on facebookShare on twitterShare on whatsappShare on emailShare on telegram RANTAU PANJANG: Pasukan Gerakan Am (PGA) Batalion 8 merampas wang tunai berjumlah RM343,700 dipercayai wang yang tidak diisytiharkan kerajaan selepas menahan dua orang lelaki di hadapan sebuah stesen minyak di sini semalam. Pegawai Pemerintah PGA Batalion 8, Superintanden Muhammad Shamsuddin berkata, kedua-dua lelaki itu dicekup dalam serbuan yang dijalankan pada pukul 7 malam. Menurutnya, anggota PGA telah melakukan intipan selama satu jam terhadap sebuah treler yang dipandu dalam keadaan mencurig...
Dewan Rakyat luluskan RUU Insolvensi (Pindaan) 2020

Dewan Rakyat luluskan RUU Insolvensi (Pindaan) 2020

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Oleh Muhammad Yusri Muzamiryusri.muzamir@bh.com.myKONGSI ARTIKELShareTweet KUALA LUMPUR: Dewan Rakyat hari ini meluluskan Rang Undang-Undang (RUU) Insolvensi (Pindaan) 2020 bagi meminda nilai ambang hutang minimum bagi mengemukakan petisyen kebankrapan. Pindaan itu membolehkan nilai ambang berkenaan dinaikkan daripada RM50,000 kepada RM100,000, sekali gus menjadikannya lebih responsif dan komprehensif terhadap keperluan serta isu semasa berkaitan insolvensi. RUU itu yang dibentangkan Menteri di Jabatan Perdana Menteri, Datuk Takiyuddin Hasan pada 12 Ogos lalu, diluluskan tanpa sebarang pindaan menerusi undian suara. Takiyudin ketika menggulung RUU berkenaan berkata, pindaan itu dibuat berikutan data di Jabatan Insolvensi Malaysia (MdI) menunjukkan individu berusia 35 tahun ke ...