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Man accused of stealing from friend on bail

first_imgChief Magistrate Ann McLennan released Glendon Moses of Dazzle Scheme, East Coast Demerara (ECD), on bail when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts charged for stealing from his male friend.Glendon MosesThe 32-year-old miner denied that on December 29, 2019 at Status Hotel, Georgetown, he stole one phone valued $180,000, a phone charger valued $10,000, $180,000 and a hand sanitiser valued $500, property of Hollister Hooper.Prosecutor David Goodman informed the court that the duo checked into the hotel for three days. However, Hooper left with a friend and the articles were left in the room.According to the Prosecutor, when Hooper returned, he was informed by the receptionist that Moses had checked out of the hotel. He nonetheless went to the room and the items were all missing. As such, the matter was reported.The Prosecutor stated that Moses was seeking refuge at City Hall after a group of men attacked him, but was subsequently arrested when a search was conducted and the items found in his possession. Moses was released on $15,000 bail. The case will continue on January 28, 2019.last_img read more

Google Pixel 3 Lite, Pixel 3 XL Lite: No notch, 3.5mm headphone jack and everything else we know

first_imgLast week, the world of leaks and rumours was going gaga with new information regarding two new phones from Google – Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 XL Lite. Tipsters have been mining new information related to the affordable versions of Google’s flagship 2018 Pixel 3 smartphones. We have already seen prototypes of the concerned devices in the wild, with high-resolution 3D renders of the phones coming out later to leave no scope for imagination in our minds.But why is the Pixel 3 Lite so important for fans of Google? If you remember, when the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL were announced two months ago, consumers had been expecting a lower and more affordable price. It was expected that Google could be looking to make a statement against its pricier rivals with its benchmark cameras and an unparalleled stock Android experience. However, Google did put a hefty price tag on the Pixel 3 models, with the base version starting at Rs 71,000 in India, making it out of reach for most of its fans. Add to that an overall superior package that its rivals have been offering and Google was required to do a smartphone that could start filling up the cash registers.Hence, when the rumours for a midrange Pixel 3 was doing rounds earlier in the year, fans have been looking forward to a phone that offers the trademark Pixel user experience without hurting their wallets. With the intensity of the leaks increasing day-by-day, it seems that we could possibly see the Lite series at the CES 2019. So here’s a roundup of all that we know about the Pixel 3 Lite series.advertisementPixel 3 LiteThe Pixel 3 Lite is the most interesting of the two Lite models as it is expected to be the one that marks the entry into the exclusive Pixel club. We have already been through the leaks and have covered a fair idea of what to expect from this one. Starting with the build, the Pixel 3 Lite looks extremely familiar to the Pixel 3 with its thick bezels on the top and bottom. It certainly doesn’t look the most modern one but the trademark Pixel design cues are present all over. The front is expected to house a 5.5-inch display, with the type of the panel yet unspecified. There’s a single speaker visible on top acting as an earpiece, with the loudspeaker sitting on the side frame. The funky colour theme of the Pixel series is maintained, with the coloured lock button on the white variant and the presence of a dual tone finish confirming the same. However, the all-glass rear panel has been swapped for a polycarbonate back, which could be due to cost-cutting measures. The fingerprint sensor remains at the back and so does the single rear camera accompanied with an LED flash. The front camera, however, loses out the wide-angle sensor from the Pixel 3.What’s surprising is that Google will retain the 3.5mm headphone jack on the Pixel 3 Lite – a feature that was dropped from the series since last year’s Pixel 2. The Pixel 3 is speculated to sport Qualcomm’s mid-range Snapdragon 670 SoC with 4GB RAM as standard. There will be two storage variants – 32GB and 64GB. Google’s Android 9 Pie with Pixel launcher is expected to look after the errands. A 2915mAh battery is expected to keep the Pixel 3 Lite. It will be interesting to see how well Google optimizes the Pixel 3 so as to extract at least a day’s backup from the relatively small battery, considering the power-hungry nature of Android.As of now, the 3D renders suggest two colour variants – Clearly White and Just Black.Pixel 3 XL LiteIf you assumed that Google will only offer its cheaper Pixel with a small display, then you will be excited to know that the larger XL variant will also get a Lite variant. There isn’t much information about this model, except for the fact that there will be a larger 6-inch display with an aspect ratio of 18.5:9 and render image sin Full HD+ resolution. The Pixel 3 Xl Lite will be mostly identical to the Pixel 3 Lite externally, which means there won’t be a huge display notch. However, the Pixel 3 XL Lite is speculated to get a more powerful Snapdragon 710 SoC instead of the Snapdragon 670.What we expect ahead As stated, with the number of leaks intensifying, we could expect Google to unveil the new Lite phones at CES 2019 scheduled to be held in January 2019. While it’s too early to determine the prices, we expect Google to place them competitively in the market against the likes of OnePlus 6T, Samsung’s Galaxy A series phones and some the older versions of Apple’s iPhones, primarily targeting the iPhone 7 and iPhone 8.advertisementALSO READ | Redmi 6A gets permanent price cut in India, will sell for Rs 5,999 starting Dec 13ALSO READ | Googling idiot shows Trump, Google CEO Sundar Pichai explains whyALSO READ | The ‘Frankenphone’ made the Pixel 3’s Portrait Mode incrediblelast_img read more

Cancer Society Focuses on Adolescent Health in February

first_img “We want to pay special attention to the use of tobacco within the 14 to 18 age cohort, as it is a major risk factor for cancers of the throat, stomach, pancreas, liver and bladder. People who smoke also have an increased risk for infections such as pneumonia and bronchitis,” said Ms. Gordon. February will be observed as Healthy Lifestyle Awareness Month by the Society, and its Executive Director, Yulit Gordon, says unhealthy habits put youth at risk for chronic illnesses, including cancer. Story Highlights The Jamaica Cancer Society will be focusing on adolescent health in February, with specific attention on harmful habits such as alcohol use, substance abuse, unhealthy diets and smoking. The Jamaica Cancer Society will be focusing on adolescent health in February, with specific attention on harmful habits such as alcohol use, substance abuse, unhealthy diets and smoking.February will be observed as Healthy Lifestyle Awareness Month by the Society, and its Executive Director, Yulit Gordon, says unhealthy habits put youth at risk for chronic illnesses, including cancer.The Executive Director was speaking at a Jamaica Information Service (JIS) ‘Think Tank’, on January 30.“We want to pay special attention to the use of tobacco within the 14 to 18 age cohort, as it is a major risk factor for cancers of the throat, stomach, pancreas, liver and bladder. People who smoke also have an increased risk for infections such as pneumonia and bronchitis,” said Ms. Gordon.“According to the Global Youth Tobacco Survey conducted in 2010, 40 per cent of students in grades seven through 10 admitted to having smoked cigarettes at one point or another and 21 per cent admitted to smoking on a regular basis,” she added.Ms. Gordon said the Cancer Society is particularly concerned about this dangerous practice among the youth, and this is the key factor that influenced the introduction of the annual anti-tobacco youth forum in the month of February.The forum currently caters to third- to sixth-form students in Kingston and St. Andrew, as well as neighbouring parishes, and focuses on risky behaviours among adolescents.This year’s staging of the forum will be under the theme ‘MyHealthMatters’. It will be held at the Courtleigh Auditorium in New Kingston on February 22.The Society, in partnership with the Cornwall Regional Hospital, will also stage a second forum in Montego Bay, St. James, on Wednesday, March 21, which is internationally observed as Kick Butts Day.Meanwhile, the Society will also launch its Anti-Tobacco Poster Competition under the theme ‘In The Fight Against Big Tobacco’, which will target 14- to 18-year-olds as well.Cash prizes will be awarded to the winner, second- and third-place participants, the winning school and teacher.last_img read more

Technical Incident Delays Delivery of Eimskips New Boxship

first_imgzoomSource: Flickr – under the CC BY-SA 2.0 license; Image by: Kees Torn Iceland’s shipping company Eimskip has delayed the delivery of one of its new container vessels after it encountered a technical incident.Namely, the first of two 2,150 TEU boxships, the Bruarfoss, suffered damages to its shaft generator while it was being prepared for sea trials set to be held next week.The company said that the technical incident will delay the delivery of the vessel by up to eight months.“The shaft generator is made in Europe and a new generator will have to be built and installed to the vessel which is a technically complex task. As a result, it is estimated that the delivery of the vessel will be delayed by six to eight months,” Eimskip explained.The delivery of the second vessel from the batch, the Dettifoss, is expected to take place in late first quarter of 2020.The two new-buildings are part of the vessel sharing cooperation with Royal Arctic Line. Eimskip said that the delay would affect the commencement of the cooperation, but the companies are working towards starting the cooperation in early second quarter of 2020, instead of the previously planned first quarter.“This will be achieved by exploring the possibility of chartering a vessel to temporarily replace Bruarfoss,” the parties noted.The cost of a new shaft generator is not on Eimskip’s account and the company will begin discussions with the shipyard to evaluate next steps, including compensation for late delivery as defined in shipbuilding contracts.last_img read more