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US: Texas issues disaster order after brain-eating amoeba death

US: Texas issues disaster order after brain-eating amoeba death

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The amoeba kills the majority of people who contract the water-dwelling Naegleria fowleri, though cases are rare. Officials are urging Lake Jackson residents to boil tap water for drinking and cooking [File: Alastair Pike / AFP] 28 Sep 2020 The state of Texas has stepped up efforts to counter the threat posed by a brain-eating amoeba detected in the water supply of a coastal county that led to the death of a six-year-old boy earlier this month. “You don’t hear about this stuff until it happens to you. You don’t think you’ll be that 1 in 72 million until it happens to you,” Maria Castillo, the mother of the boy who died after contracting a brain infection caused by the amoeba, wrote in a recent Facebook post. Governor Greg Abbott on Sunday issued a disaster declaration for B...
ALLDOCUBE i7Book Ultrabook Review: Best affordable Ultrabook

ALLDOCUBE i7Book Ultrabook Review: Best affordable Ultrabook

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By Paco Zheng -Sep 23, 2020 Facebook Twitter Linkedin ReddIt ALLDOCUBE i7Book ALLDOCUBE, probably is the computer brand that is most similar to Xiaomi. Their products are generally super affordable with excellent cost performance. As their latest Ultrabook product in 2020, i7Book is no exception. For most students and business people, an Ultrabook with a fashion look and great convenience would be the first choice to meet their essential uses. The i7Book was definitely born for the segments. More importantly, it’s one of the few models with the most powerful hardware in its price range (US$499.99). Design Despite the cheap selling price, the design of ALLDOCUBE i7Book did remind us of those expensive high-end Ultrabooks. The i7Book body...
Huawei P Smart 2021 debuts with 6.67-inch display, Kirin 710A, 48MP quad cameras, and 22.5W fast charging

Huawei P Smart 2021 debuts with 6.67-inch display, Kirin 710A, 48MP quad cameras, and 22.5W fast charging

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By Anvinraj Valiyathara -Sep 26, 2020 Facebook Twitter Linkedin ReddIt The Huawei P Smart 2021 smartphone has gone in some of the European markets such as Austria, Croatia, Estonia, and Slovenia. It is the first smartphone from the brand to come equipped with a display that features a top-center positioned punch-hole camera cutout. The phone is flanked with a 48-megapixel quad-camera system on its rear and it carries support for fast charging technology. It has arrived as the successor for the Huawei P Smart 2020 that went official in April this year. Huawei P Smart 2021 specifications and features The Huawei P Smart 2021 measures 165.65 x 76.88 x 9.26mm and it weighs 206 grams. The device houses a large IPS LCD screen o...
Xiaomi Mi TV LUX Pro 82-inch 8K 5G & Mi TV LUX 82-inch 4K launched in China

Xiaomi Mi TV LUX Pro 82-inch 8K 5G & Mi TV LUX 82-inch 4K launched in China

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By Sudarshan -Sep 28, 2020 Facebook Twitter Linkedin ReddIt After teasing it for a few days, Xiaomi has officially launched Mi TV LUX Pro 82-inch 8K 5G alongside Mi TV LUX 82-inch 4K in China. The former is priced at 49,999 yuan ($7,330), whereas the latter only costs 9,999 yuan ($1,466). The costlier model is already up for sale in the company’s home country, whereas the cheaper TV will be available from October 21. Mi TV LUX Pro 82-inch 8K 5G Specifications The Mi TV LUX Pro 82-inch 8K 5G is the most-advanced television from the house of Xiaomi after Mi TV LUX OLED Transparent Edition. That’s because it is the company’s first TV with 82-inch 8K mini LED panel and 5G connectivity. Xiaomi Mi T...
Sony Xperia 5 II lands in Taiwan for NT$ 29,990 (~$1030 USD)

Sony Xperia 5 II lands in Taiwan for NT$ 29,990 (~$1030 USD)

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By Jed John Ikoba -Sep 28, 2020 Facebook Twitter Linkedin ReddIt Sony has launched the flagship Xperia 5 II in Taiwan. This coming just over a week after the company announced the smartphone for the global market. In Taiwan, it will retail for 29,990 New Taiwan Dollars (~$1030). This is quite higher than the price it is expected to be sold in the US which is $950. The Xperia 5 Ⅱ emerges as Sony’s first device with 120Hz refresh rate but when compared to the Xperia 1 II, the resolution is reduced to FHD+. The Xperia 5 Ⅱ sports a 6.1-inch OLED HDR display and is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor paired with 8GB of RAM while there is 256GB of storage onboard.  The phone packs a 4000mAh battery and has an IP68 dustproof and wat...
Dreamworld accident: Australian theme park fined over four deaths

Dreamworld accident: Australian theme park fined over four deaths

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Published16 hours ago image caption(L-R) Kate Goodchild, Luke Dorsett, Roozbeh Araghi and Cindy Low died in 2016 The operator of Australia's Dreamworld theme park has been fined A$3.6m (£2m; $2.5m) over the deaths of four people on a malfunctioning water ride.Kate Goodchild, Luke Dorsett, Roozbeh Araghi and Cindy Low died in October 2016 when their raft crashed into another and overturned, crushing them.Park operator Ardent Leisure admitted in July to breaching safety laws.The company said it accepted responsibility and had worked to improve safety standards.The four victims - all adults - died almost instantly after the Thunder River Rapids Ride rafts collided, an inquiry heard in 2018. Two children were also on board but survived.The accident at Australia's biggest theme park was ...
US squeezes China’s biggest chip-maker SMIC

US squeezes China’s biggest chip-maker SMIC

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By Leo KelionTechnology desk editorPublished8 hours ago The US Department of Commerce has written to American suppliers of China's biggest chip manufacturer, warning them of "unprecedented risks" that their products could be used by the Chinese military.The letter reminds the firms they must apply for licences to ship controlled items to Shanghai-based SMIC.But it does not appear that Washington has decided whether or not to add the firm to a trade blacklist.SMIC has denied any military links.And it said it had not received any formal notice of new restrictions from the US.But the latest action caused Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation's shares to drop about 7% in Hong Kong trade.The fall followed a steeper decline earlier this month when the Pentagon first revea...
Hajiji dari juruhebah, penguasa kastam ke ketua menteri Sabah

Hajiji dari juruhebah, penguasa kastam ke ketua menteri Sabah

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HAJIJI NOOR Oleh ZULKIFLI JALIL28 September 2020, 9:10 pm Share on facebookShare on twitterShare on whatsappShare on emailShare on telegram BAKAL ketua menteri Sabah yang baharu, Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor, 65, berasal dari keluarga petani dan nelayan bermusim. Anak kelahiran Kampung Serusop Tuaran ini merupakan anak kedua daripada tiga beradik. Memulakan zaman persekolahan di SRK Serusop pada tahun 1961 hingga 1966, Hajiji seterusnya melanjutkan pendidikan ke Sekolah Menengah (SM) Tuaran dari 1967 hingga 1971. Beliau kemudian meneruskan pendidikan di SM St. John pada 1972 hingga 1973. Hajiji juga seorang pemidato terbaik dalam pertandingan pidato peringkatsekolah hingga sebelum pada 1973 ke pertandingan pidato peringkat sekolah-sekolah menengah negeri Sabah. Beliau be...
COVID-19: 115 kes baharu, 98 di Sabah

COVID-19: 115 kes baharu, 98 di Sabah

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Oleh Noor Atiqah Sulaiman - September 28, 2020 @ 6:47pmbhnews@bh.com.my PUTRAJAYA: Sebanyak 115 kes baharu positif COVID-19 dilaporkan hari ini membabitkan 112 kes penularan tempatan dan tiga kes import. Ketua Pengarah Kesihatan, Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, berkata ini menjadikan jumlah kes positif COVID-19 di negara ini sudah menjangkau 11,034 kes dengan jumlah kes aktif 1,011 kes. "Hingga kini seramai lapan individu sedang dirawat di Unit Rawatan Rapi (ICU) dan lima daripadanya memerlukan bantuan pernafasan," katanya dalam kenyataan. Antara negeri yang terdapat pertambahan kes baharu termasuklah Sabah iaitu 98 kes dan Selangor 11 kes. Daripada jumlah penularan tempatan itu, 11 kes yang dikesan mempunyai sejarah perjalanan ke Sabah. Dalam pada it...
Pelantikan Hajiji bukti kerjasama erat, setiakawan GRS – PM

Pelantikan Hajiji bukti kerjasama erat, setiakawan GRS – PM

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Oleh Ilah Hafiz Aziz - September 28, 2020 @ 10:51pmillahhafiz.abdulaziz@bh.com.my Perdana Menteri, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. KUALA LUMPUR: Pelantikan Datuk Hajiji Noor sebagai Ketua Menteri Sabah yang baharu membuktikan kerjasama erat parti di bawah Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS), kata Perdana Menteri, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. Beliau yang juga Pengerusi Perikatan Nasional (PN) turut mengucapkan terima kasih kepada kepemimpinan dan seluruh Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri (ADUN) daripada PN, Barisan Nasional (BN) dan Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) yang bersetuju mencalonkan Hajiji sebagai Ketua Menteri ke-16. "Persepakatan ini membuktikan kerjasama erat parti dalam GRS sepanjang Pilihan Raya Negeri (PRN) Sabah baru-baru ini mendapat sokongan rakyat negeri ini. "Saya sangat...