LG will launch a souped-up version of its premiere V30 phone, aka the V30+, in India on December 13. The V30+, which is successor to last year’s audio-centric phone, the V20, comes with an unusual 18:9 Full Vision display — instead of a regular 16:9 — much like the G6. This means that the V30 is not only an audio-centric phone, it is video-centric as well. We can expect LG to price it at around Rs 50,000 considering that it’s a high-end phone akin to the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and the Google Pixel 2 XL.The USP of the V30+ much like the G6, according to LG, is its “big screen that fits.” The phone comes with ridiculously slim bezels allowing the display to take up over 80 per cent of its front side. LG has so far stayed clear of using an OLED panel (not strictly though as the forgettable G Flex 2 did house one) but all this changes now with the V30+. The V30 is LG’s first true flagship phone from LG, in a long time, to come with a curved OLED — called Full Vision by the company — display which is also HDR 10-ready.The V30+ has a 6-inch QHD+ 18:9 Full Vision display with a 2880×1400 pixel resolution, which roughly translates to 538ppi and this when combined with LG’s Android 7.1.2 Nougat-based UX software will allow users to run apps in two perfectly square windows side-by-side. The feature, which seems to be a gradual progression of Android 7.0’s split-screen multitasking capabilities, has been extended to the camera software as well. Much like it is in the LG G6.advertisementAlso Read: LG V30 with 6-inch OLED screen, 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC & dual cameras launched at IFASpeaking of camera, the LG V30+ comes with a dual camera system on the rear, consisting of one 16-megapixel standard angle (f/1.6 aperture) and one 13-megapixel 120 degrees wide angle (f/1.9 aperture) lens. LG is touting the V30’s rear camera system as the world’s first camera system to ship with an aperture of f/1.6 which should technically entail in outstanding low light photography because it may help the phone capture more light. In addition, the dual camera system on-board the V30+ uses crystal clear glass lens instead of plastic and that should also aid in better photos.On the front, the V30+ sports a 5-megapixel camera with a “wide” 90-degree field of view.Elsewhere, the LG V30+ is powered by a top-of-the-line Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor paired with 4GB of RAM. It comes with 128GB of internal memory which is further expandable via a micro-SD card slot. It is backed by a 3,300mAh battery with support for both fast and wireless charging.Unlike its predecessor, the V30+ dumps LG’s trademark secondary ticker screen for a floating bar feature that can be customized to fit up to five apps for easy access. There’s an always-on display feature and a 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC for immersive audio. The V30+ also supports Master Quality Authenticated (MQA) technology for high-resolution audio streaming.
Everybody knows Emmanuel Ogbah is great at football. OK, not everybody. But everybody who needs to know Emmanuel Ogbah is great at football knows.When I stood inside Jerryworld last season asking Ogbah about how close OSU had come to knocking off Florida State, he had a hint of a smile on his robust face. Like he couldn’t believe how suddenly he’d arrived on the national scene.Those who know him best, though, say it hasn’t changed him at all.To us, he’s the same Ogbah,” Zach Crabtree told the Oklahoman. He’s the same guy that was there when I came in as a true freshman and he was a second-string defensive end. He hasn’t changed at all.”And why would he? As Chandler Vessels laid out in this terrific profile of No. 38, Ogbah had a no-frills upbringing that included a disciplined, structured home life.“When you have a child, when he begins to grow up and live outside your home and you don’t hear any negative reports about him, it’s something to thank God for,” his father Richard told the O’Colly.Ogbah had 50 tackles last season to go with 10 sacks, five deflected passes and two forced fumbles.“He’s been really good,” Gundy agreed on Thursday. “He’s the same person. Sometimes, guys that think they’re going to be a first-round pick and don’t do as good a job at getting about getting to class and doing what they’re supposed to. He looks the same. He’s not drawing attention to himself. He says very little.[1. Gundy seems big on dudes who don’t talk.] Hasn’t pulled himself out of anything.“His body looks good. He’s been a good leader for our team. His demeanor and temperament has not changed at all.”Ogbah told Vessels the leadership hasn’t come easy.“I’m not real vocal, and I think coach (Mike) Gundy wants me to speak more and help the younger guys,” he said noting that he’s piped up on the field at times. “I just talked about what it takes to become a champion and be successful. I just said it takes discipline. You have to listen to the coaches. They’ve been where you’re at. They know what it takes to get there.”Ogbah will be the cornerstone upon which a potential Big 12 title-caliber defense will be built. It sounds like he’s ready for it.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!
Grandparents.com announced today that Deepak Chopra, MD has joined Grandparents.com as Anti-aging and Wellness Spokesperson and has become a member of the company’s Advisory Board.Grandparents.com is the # 2 website in the age 50+ demographic segment, with a new focus on anti-aging and wellbeing for an audience of 100+ million grandparents, boomers and seniors in the U.S.In this new venture, Dr. Chopra and the company will produce text, audio and video productions, including interviews of Dr. Chopra and others. The first project is a multi-part series entitled, “The New Anti-Aging: The Biology of Youth and the Wisdom of Experience.” Each segment will cover a niche regarding a wellness and wellbeing aspect of The New Anti-Aging, i.e., sleep, stress, sex, fitness, alternative, drug-free and more. The company will have a perpetual, worldwide license to distribute the series.“I am very happy with my new affiliation at Grandparents.com,” said Dr. Chopra, “It gives me the opportunity to work with my contemporaries and prove to the world that one can have the wisdom of aging while maintaining, for an extended period, the biology of youth.”“We are elated to have Deepak join our team and lead us in our quest for perpetual youth for America’s grandparents,” said Steve Leber , Chairman and Co-CEO of Grandparents.com. “Deepak is one of the most amazing persons I have ever met. I can easily understand why Time Magazine described Deepak as one of the top 100 heroes and icons of this century and credited him as ‘the poet-prophet of alternative medicine.’ We absolutely love having Deepak join the Grandparents.com team!”Source:PR Newswire
APTN National NewsAnishinaabe-Metis comedian Ryan McMahon believes in breaking down barriers.“As a Native comic, it’s a lot more challenging. I’m political, I’m angry, it’s my chance to ‘fist-fight’ the audience with my ideas and my words,” said McMahon.He performed in Winnipeg this week and APTN’s Jaydon Flett caught up with him.
In the month since I prematurely buried the Los Angeles Kings, the’ve battled back from a 3-0 deficit against the San Jose Sharks and staved off elimination Wednesday night to pull even with the Anaheim Ducks. Now we have a winner-take-all Game 7 Friday night, for the right to face the Chicago Blackhawks in the Western Conference finals.According to the most commonly cited advanced stat, the Kings shouldn’t have had things so hard. As I’ve previously written, they finished first in the NHL during the regular season in score-close Fenwick percentage, a measurement of how much a team controls possession of the puck. The consensus of hockey analysts is that dominating possession is the most predictive single component of a team’s performance, since the rate at which the puck finds the net once a shot is taken can be subject to wild fluctuations due to random chance.In the Kings’ defense, their first-round opponents, the Sharks, ranked third in the NHL in Fenwick close during the regular season, making it more likely the two teams would have to battle deep into a series. (The Sharks also had home-ice advantage in the series) But Los Angeles’ matchup with the Ducks is another case entirely. During the regular season, Anaheim ranked just 16th out of the 30 NHL teams in Fenwick close, relying more on high shooting and save percentages — metrics that statisticians traditionally attribute more to luck, even over the sample of an entire season — than to constant puck-possession.So far in this clash of hockey cultures, things have largely played out according to form. During 5-on-5 situations with the score close (the same conditions measured by Fenwick close), the Kings have dominated possession. But Fenwick close by itself ignores other aspects of the game, such as special teams (where the Ducks have had a slight advantage) and, even more important, shooting percentage. In the series so far, Anaheim is converting shots into goals at a rate 1.1 percentage points higher than LA.Looking at possession metrics alone would have suggested a mismatch before the series, but the betting lines had the Kings as only a slim favorite after taking into account the Ducks’ home-ice advantage. This implies that the market was building in some expectation that the teams’ differences in shooting percentage during the regular season (Anaheim ranked first in the NHL; Los Angeles ranked 28th) could be counted upon to continue in a head-to-head matchup.There’s a good amount of evidence that, across the NHL as a whole, team shooting and save percentages have a strong tendency to regress toward the overall league average. But in the case of outliers like the Ducks and Kings, there’s probably something real going on that makes looking at Fenwick close by itself an insufficient gauge of relative team strength.Anything can happen on the ice in a Game 7, and Friday night’s outcome is hardly a referendum on either playing style, but the Kings-Ducks finale will be the culmination of an interesting contrast in hockey philosophies that proves the game is still more complicated than we’d sometimes like to believe.
$50John Kerry, the United States secretary of state, owes the city of Boston a $50 fine for failing to shovel his sidewalk. Kerry was in Saudi Arabia — a nation not known for its snow-clearance legislation — as a blizzard struck New England this week. [The Boston Globe]63.9 percentThe home ownership rate is now at its lowest level since 1994, down to 63.9 percent in the final quarter of 2014. [Los Angeles Times]96 tonsAmount of dog poop generated in New York City each day. [FiveThirtyEight]98 percent of scientistsAbout 98 percent scientists say the public’s lack of knowledge about science is a problem, so why don’t you guys go learn a book or something, geez. [Re/code]3,000 storiesI thought I was safe in journalism — I’d picked a good field, one that couldn’t be automated. I was wrong. The Associated Press is already automatically generating 3,000 stories each quarter. Right now, those stories are about companies’ quarterly earnings, but who knows when the robots will move on to the dog poop beat. [The Verge]$1.3 billionNew York City cultural institutions spent $1.3 billion on new construction over the past five years on projects including the expansion of the Queens Museum and the renovation of the fountains at the Met. In 2014, construction expenditures were up 46 percent from 2013 to $208 million. [Crain’s New York] One more plea for the newsletter: Sign up for it now and be the first to learn about the numbers behind the news. And, as always, if you see a significant digit in the wild, tweet it to me @WaltHickey. You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the telling numbers tucked inside the news. To receive this newsletter in your inbox, subscribe.9 communications majors It shouldn’t come as too much of a shock that the notoriously taciturn Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch is not among the nine communications majors taking the field in Super Bowl XLIX. Playboy broke down the college majors of every player in this year’s game, and communications came out as the most popular course of study, with nine players, followed by sociology and general studies, with seven players each. [Playboy]11.8 percentAccording to the NFL, concussions decreased by 11.8 percent this season compared to last year, to 202 from 229. [The New York Times]14 percent riseThe average American office worker spends nine hours each week in meetings or thinking about meetings, up 14 percent from four years ago. [NPR]25 megabits per secondThe Federal Communications Commission raised the bar on the download speeds for “broadband” Internet to 25 megabits per second (Mbps) from 4 Mbps. Under the previous standard, 6.3 percent of households didn’t have broadband. Now 19.4 percent don’t. [Ubergizmo]
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurtle Cove marina will this Saturday literally go to the dogs as the TCSPCA will host its annual dog show and the public is welcomed to attend the event which has free admission. Even your pets can attend, but they must be on a leash.It is one of the biggest fundraisers for the organization and the Fun Dog Show goes from 1 to 4pm. Executive Director of the TCSPCA, Susan Blehr says they anticipate some 200 people to attend and she is excited about naming the canine ranked ‘Best in Show’.Funds support the Spay and Neuter program of the Turks and Caicos Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
Recommended for you TCI: ‘Demons JAGS conquered are resurrected’; Preacher calls the country together at Natl Hero’s Day service Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, may 29, 2017 – Providenciales – Today, on National Heroes Day, the day he officially established into law, the leader of the Opposition, Washington Misick made a series of distasteful remarks in his address at the Memorial Service for the country’s only National Hero, Rt Excellent JAGS McCartney.Below are Mr. Misick’s complete remarks:“The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.” Henry David ThoreauThat my friends is why most heroes live short lives but achieve more than many who go on to live into old age and Honourable JAGS McCartney was no different – meeting his early demise just shy of his 35th birthday.As someone growing up in the sixties, just five years younger than McCartney and witnessing the unprecedented wave of decolonization: 32 countries gaining independence between 1960 and 1968, including Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados and Guyana – a combination of the civil rights and the black-power movement in the US resulting in the civil rights act in 1964 and the voting rights act in 1965 instilled a sense of racial pride and self-esteem in blacks across the world, and greatly influence the fearless courage of McCartney and others to agitate for change in the status quo from colonial rule to the attainment of self-determination.I knew JAGS; we disagreed on the means and the timetable for self-determination – a divisive argument to this day, but we were never disagreeable. JAGS had a strong conviction and an unshakeable focus on improving the future of these islands. And in this he was selfless. McCartney was a humble man who never forgot his roots, or seek out credit for things he did or did not do, as so many of us do today. He was empathetic, and compassionate, always displaying a sense of concern and kindness devoid of partisan politics.Don’t get me wrong JAGs was no saint. He was human and never hypocritical about his faults. His love of women is legendary. He was a regular guy with his share of domestic issues, but he was also a great visionary with a profound sense of purpose leaving a legacy that testify to the fact that imperfection, has never been a barrier to greatness. JAGS were about love and about cooperation and compromise and working together. The decision to introduce legislation to establish a National Heroes Day on which JAGs was inducted as our first National Hero was easy for all of those reasons.There is a lot of cheap talk these days about change, but Jags was a real change agent, a leader who refused to work in the system but choose to work on the system instead. Change – historic change and heroic change comes by working on the system. Real change is not spin without substance. It is honesty in the face of vulnerability. McCartney despite his vulnerabilities demonstrated that he could be trusted with power. May those who have inherited his baton and all of us who lead prove to be trustworthy as we remember the contribution of our first National hero.#magneticmedianews#NationalHeroesDay Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#magneticmeidanews, #nationalheroesday TCI: 25 Years of National Hero’s Day; JAGS is still the ‘One’ Increased Police presence promised, TCI Police Commissioner statement on recent shootings
Dan Cohen AUTHOR Tobyhanna Army Depot in northeastern Pennsylvania plans to hire more than 200 people next year, Deputy Commander Frank Zardecki said this week. The depot currently employs 3,388 personnel, reported the Pocono Record. A new economic impact study sponsored by the Pennsylvania Military Community Enhancement Commission found that Tobyhanna Army Depot generates an annual economic impact of about $2 billion; all together the state’s 12 major installations generate about 55,000 jobs, $4 billion in labor income and $11 billion in total economic output, according to the study. “Tobyhanna is crucial in Pennsylvania, but particularly here in northeastern Pennsylvania,” said Lt. Gov. Mike Stack, the commission’s chairman. “It’s the leading job creator and we have to do everything we can to protect that,” he said. … In the wake of news reports that the Trump administration is planning to suspend enforcement of key components of the 2006 Military Lending Act, the Senate’s 47 Democrats and two Independents on Wednesday urged OMB Director Mick Mulvaney to continue to protect service members and their families from financial fraud, predatory loans and credit gouging. The New York Times reported the administration is planning to halt routine examinations of lenders for violations of the law. “For our service members, especially those who are deployed overseas facing hostile fire, it is unreasonable to place the burden of detecting and reporting MLA abuses on service members, especially when they should be given every opportunity to focus squarely on their missions,” the Democratic conference stated in a letter, according to a news release from the office of Jack Reed (R.I.), ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee.Army photo by Tony Medici