$399 Huawei P20 Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? Comments CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Now playing: Watch this: Tags The best Android phone around? Meet the Huawei Mate 20… Share your voice Sep 1 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Review • Huawei P20: A killer low-light camera you can actually afford Apple Phones Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 Phones like the Huawei Honor 10 have helped the phone maker set a new shipment record for itself. Andrew Hoyle/CNET Huawei has set a record for itself by shipping more than 200 million smartphones in 2018, the company said in a statement Sunday.The Chinese phone maker said the numbers were largely driven by the success of products like its P20, Honor 10 and Mate 20 series. Huawei’s smartphone shipments have grown from 3 million units in 2010, it added. Last year, it said it sold 153 million units. The company overtook Apple in the second quarter of 2018 to become the world’s second largest phone vendor, according to researcher Canalys.”In the global smartphone market, Huawei has gone from being dismissed as a statistical ‘other’ to ranking among the Top 3 players in the world,” Huawei said in its statement. See it 3 Mentioned Above Huawei P20 (black) reading • Huawei exceeds 200 million smartphone shipments, setting company record • See All Despite its successes this year, Huawei has still faced some challenges, particularly with the US government. In February, US intelligence officials advised Americans not to purchase Huawei products out of fear they’re being used to spy for the Chinese government. In January, AT&T pulled out of a deal to sell the Huawei Mate 10 Pro, and Verizon reportedly followed suit.Still, Huawei is popular in places like China and Europe. More than 500 million people in over 170 countries use Huawei phones, according to the company. In August, the company raised its shipment forecast for 2018 from 180 million to 200 million, and said it aims to become the world’s largest phone vendor by the end of 2019.Huawei Mate 20 Pro review: An elite phone with the looks to match.Huawei overtakes Apple: It becomes the No. 2 phone seller in the world. 2:21 Huawei Apple
Daniel Craig as James Bond in Casino RoyaleTwitter/ James BondWe finally have all the details about the upcoming James Bond movie. Daniel Craig will be reprising his role of Bond whereas, the Academy Award-winning actor, Rami Malek will play the main villain in the feature.There had been several speculations about the upcoming Bond 25 movie. At first, there were reports that Daniel Craig will be replaced by Chris Hemsworth or Idris Elba as the protagonist in the action-thriller movie. It was later clarified that Craig will star in Bond 25 for the last time as James Bond.Following which, there were talks about Danny Boyle joining as the director but the acclaimed filmmaker left the project due to some creative conflicts. But that’s all in the past now, as we have all the details about the upcoming Bond 25 movie.At the recently held live event at Ian Fleming’s GoldenEye villa in Jamaica, movie experts and fans learned several interesting things about the upcoming Bond 25 movie.As of now, the upcoming James Bond movie has no title whatsoever. Even the studio is using #Bond25 to promote the movie.Joining the cast of #BOND25 is Lashana Lynch (@LashanaLynch) pic.twitter.com/SyMGsKtH4S— James Bond (@007) April 25, 2019The other important details about Bond 25 are as follows:Rory Kinnear will return as James Bond’s stalwart ally, Tanner.Ben Whishaw will return as Q after playing the role in Skyfall and Spectre.Naomie Harris will portray Eve Moneypenny.Léa Seydoux will play the role of Dr. Madeleine Swann.Jeffrey Wright will be back as the CIA operative we last saw in Quantum of Solace.Rami Malek is reportedly going to feature as the main antagonist in the upcoming Bond 25 movie. He was featured in a video in which he said the following:A word about #BOND25 from Rami Malek pic.twitter.com/CLJ5mpO9mu— James Bond (@007) April 25, 2019″Hey everyone, this is Rami Malek and I am not jealous not one bit… that you are in the absolutely stunning setting of Ian Fleming’s iconic Caribbean home GoldenEye on the island of Jamaica!” Rami said while adding that he is stuck in New York in the production but he is “very much looking forward to joining the whole cast and crew very soon. And I promise you all I will be making sure that Mr. Bond does not have an easy ride of it in his 25th outing.”Even producer Barbara Broccoli talked about the movie’s plot and revealed that James Bond won’t be on active service at the start of the film as he will be enjoying his time in Jamaica.
Migrants wait to receive free food near the Serbian-Hungarian border outside the town of Subotica. ReutersAfter an 11-month journey across desert and sea, Mohamed finally hears his mother’s voice once more thanks to a Red Cross camper that travels across Italy to help migrants call home.From the border crossing of Ventimiglia in the country’s north to the southern island of Lampedusa, this white converted camper van has offered hundreds of freshly-arrived migrants a three minute call to their nearest and dearest.Last stop was the capital Rome, where it pottered to a halt Monday in front of a Red Cross tent camp which houses up to 200 people plucked from unseaworthy vessels in the Mediterranean before they are sent to reception centres.Mohamed, a 27-year-old from Senegal, takes his place at one of the tables manned by volunteers laid out in the sunshine, as others from Bangladesh, Eritrea, Pakistan and West Africa crowd around, some unable to believe their luck.It can take time: numbers might not work, there may be network issues, or the phone rings off the hook. But often, a mother, brother or neighbour picks up on the other side of the world, and the distance drops away.”I have not spoken to my mum for five months, I heard her voice and it was like a blow to the heart, a blow of madness. I’m happy,” Mohamed tells AFP with a wide smile.Tears, celebrationsHe left home in April 2016, crossed the Sahara desert, was held hostage in Libya, before escaping and setting out to sea, where he was rescued by a Norwegian ship operating under the European border agency Frontex.He was brought to Sicily on Sunday, and was driven to the capital overnight and given a bed at the Red Cross camp.Mohamed used his three minutes — as the seconds tick down on a timer clock beside him — to thank his elder sister, who gave him the money for the journey.He also urgently wants to warn his friends: “Never try what I did. I risked my life.”It is not the first time the Red Cross volunteers have seen people warning loved ones. A few weeks ago in Pozzallo, Sicily, an Ivorian woman used the phone call to beg her mother to stop other young women leaving.”Libya is hell,” she sobbed according to the Red Cross, describing how she was raped by men holding her captive there.”My head was there in the village, mother, it was only my body that was with those men,” she was quoted as saying.The calls can be difficult when migrants discover someone back home has died.Others are moments of celebration, such as one in which a Malian man finally got through to his wife only to be told she had given birth to their baby boy.In either case the calls work wonders, says project manager Francesco Montrone, who since mid-January has overseen over 1,500 calls, 60 percent of which have been successful.Mood changer”The mood in the centres changes a lot once the migrants call home. They calm down, the atmosphere is more relaxed,” Montrone said.The project was launched a year ago in the Netherlands by the Vodafone Foundation which finances the camper and pays for the calls.The unit, which has spent two months on loan to the Italian Red Cross, will now return to tour Dutch reception centres, but Montrone hopes it won’t be the last Italy sees of this mobile psychological lifeline.Reception centres are obliged to provide migrants with telephone cards, but those waiting to be transferred from first responder camps do not have this privilege, nor do those living in informal settlements at the borders.A shy young Nigerian sits down at one of the tables, shivering in his threadbare clothes. The volunteer assigned to take care of him runs to get him a body warmer before helping him dial his father’s number.At the next table, a Pakistani who arrived last week reassures his brother he is well until an alarm clock sounds: the three minutes are up.
Aldine ISDAlief ISDAlvin ISDAnahuac ISDAngleton ISDBrazosport ISDClear Creek ISDCleveland ISDCrosby ISDCypress-Fairbanks ISDDayton ISDDeer Park ISDDickinson ISDFort Bend ISDFriendswood ISDGalena Park ISDGalveston ISDHitchcock ISDHouston ISDHuffman ISDHumble ISDKaty ISDKIPPKlein ISDLa Porte ISDLamar CISDMagnolia ISDNeedville ISDNew Caney ISDPasadena ISDPearland ISDSanta Fe ISDSheldon ISDSplendora ISDSpring ISDSpring Branch ISDTexas City ISDTomball ISDWaller ISDYES Prep Public Schools Share Wikimedia CommonsThe past two days of inclement winter weather have caused many school districts in the Houston area to cancel school through Wednesday.However some districts have announced they will be back in session and operating normally for Thursday.Houston ISD, Katy ISD and Tomball ISD specifically have stated that they will be operating on their normal schedule starting tomorrow.Below is a full list of school districts that will reopen Thursday, January 18, 2018:
Summer heat is becoming unbearable with every year but the only sweet recollection we associate this season with, is mangoes. The pulpy, sweet and flavourful king of fruits keeps us happy irrespective of the killer heat waves. To relish certain innovative dishes and a selection of mango-inspired dishes, one can head to The Spice Route at The Imperial in the national Capital. The collection menu created by Chef Veena Arora is all set to raise the bar for Mango lovers this season. As summer is the time to drool over mangoes and the excitement becomes extraordinary when they rule South East Asian palate. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The various dishes made using this most sought-after fruit has been relished over two decades with Chef Veena’s Summer Collection Menu. This year’s menu features Chef’s selections and creations inspired from the regions of Kerala, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam. Under the umbrella cuisine of The Spice Route, the menu promises to steal hearts with traditional specialties put together with ripe or raw mangoes, complemented with Chef’s specials. For instance Amba Isso Temperadu is the Sri Lankan style Prawns stir fried with curry powder and slivers of raw mango. Alleppy Fish Curry is made with Sole fillet and raw mango in a Kerala style curry. Kaeng Phed Phol-La-Mai is made with ripe mangoes and assorted fruits, cooked in Thai Red Curry, is truly exclusive as it is made only with fruits and takes its inspiration from Thai Duck curry. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixChef Veena has delicately balanced spices with mango in all her offerings. The old favourites have been retained in the menu like Ga Xao Hot Dieu, which is a stir-fried Chicken with fresh Mangoes and Cashew nuts made in Vietnamese style. Yum Mamuang is the Chef’s special as it is basically a signature salad of fresh grated green mango tossed in spicy and tangy Thai dressing.Chef Veena Arora, Chef De Cuisine, The Spice Route says, “Summer Collection menu has been close to my heart since the time The Spice Route opened doors, and invokes timelessness for me, each time I start planning it. Inspired by fashion fraternity, the menu is whipped up to dish out something unique for the patrons from the landmark kitchen of this world famous restaurant. The interesting raw and ripe mango based South-East Asian recipes are refreshing like the advent of summer ought to be and a celebration of the season, of course. “Most of them are my own creations, wonderfully complemented by rice, chicken, prawns, sole fish, veggies and exotic spices. People in Thailand love their food with fruits and that’s why the complete menu revolves around mango, the favourite summer fruit. “Whether it is Sri Lankan prawns or the Thai Red curry with fruits, my creations this year will truly raise the satisfaction quotient for mango seekers. I have somehow tried to keep the fruit central to the palate, layering and balancing it with other flavours.”
Too busy or lazy to exercise? Men and women take note. Living without physical activity for six years during their middle age could be at an increased risk of suffering heart failure, researchers have warned. The findings, described in the journal Circulation, suggest that consistently participating in the recommended 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity each week, such as brisk walking or biking, in middle age can reduce the heart failure risk by 31 per cent. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfWhile it is known that people who are more physically active have lower risks of heart failure than those who are less active, but little is known about the impact of changes in exercise levels over time on heart failure risk.”Going from no exercise to recommended activity levels over six years in middle age may reduce heart failure risk by 23 per cent,” said Chiadi Ndumele, Assistant Professor at the Johns Hopkins University in Maryland, US. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveFor the study, the team included 11,351 participants, with an average age 60, monitored annually for an average of 19 years.According to the American Heart Association, the “recommended” amount is at least 75 minutes per week of vigorous intensity or at least 150 minutes per week of moderate intensity exercise. Heart failure risk decreased by about 12 per cent in the participants who increased their physical activity category from poor to intermediate or recommended, or from intermediate to recommended, compared with those with consistently poor or intermediate activity ratings. Conversely, heart failure risk increased by 18 per cent in the participants who reported decreased physical activity from visit one to visit three, compared with those with consistently recommended or intermediate activity levels.Unlike heart attack, in which heart muscle dies, heart failure is marked by a long-term, chronic inability of the heart to pump enough blood, or pump it hard enough, to bring needed oxygen to the body. The leading cause of hospitalisations in those over 65, the disorder’s risk factors include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, smoking and a family history.
An accident is causing delays on the M6 motorway in South Cheshire tonight (Tuesday September 18). Two lanes are closed and there is queueing traffic due to accident on the southbound carriageway between J17 A534 Old Mill Road ( Sandbach / Crewe) and J16 A500 (Stoke-On-Trent / Crewe). Lanes one and two (of three) are closed according to traffic data company Inrix. The accident is reported to have taken place shortly before 11pm. We have no information on what kind of vehicles are involved at this stage, or how many. Traffic England are also reporting two lanes are closed, and say traffic is expected to return to normal by 1.45am. Read MoreStoke-on-Trent properties raided in national fuel fraud investigation There is also onne lane closed due to a broken down vehicle on the M6 Southbound from J19 A556 Chester Road (Knutsford) to J18 A54 Middlewich Road (Middlewich / Holmes Chapel). Lane one (of three) is closed. Elsewhere motorists are being urged to take extra care on the roads in the region due to heavy rain, while Highways England have issued a severe weather alert for strong winds across Northern England tomorrow. We will bring you updates on this accident as we get them on the live feed below.00:06ClearedThis accident has now cleared23:29Closure down to one laneInrix and Traffic England are now both reporting the closure is down to one lane.
Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailFamilies have been consulted over plans for a zebra crossing on a busy road where a pensioner was mowed down and killed by a speeding drink-driver. Hundreds of them have been campaigning for improved safety measures on Longton Hall Road, Blurton, following the death of 90-year-old pedestrian Edna Fullwood in December 2016. She was crossing the road when she was struck by a black Audi driven by 30-year-old Liam Gallagher, from Mount Pleasant, who received a suspended prison sentence after admitting causing death by careless driving and drink-driving. Now Stoke-on-Trent City Council has consulted residents over plans for a zebra crossing, a high-visibility guardrail, a raised ‘flat-top’ table and new road markings. The zebra crossing would be installed between the junctions with Nashe Drive and Cockster Road. Read MoreKFC is shutting this Stoke-on-Trent branch after THREE decades (as nearby eyesore travel agents is set to be transformed) Residents are backing the council plan. Michael Shingler, aged 48, of Longton Hall Road, said: “It’s about time something was put in place to stop people speeding along this stretch of the road. Punter found hiding in bushes Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital window Edna Fullwood died after being hit by a speeding drink-driver The 57-year-old, who lives on Longton Hall Road, said: “I’ve lived here for 19 years and for 10 of those years I’ve said someone will get killed. “Speed has always been an issue here, the cars come up here really fast and it’s busy because we’re right by a school. “People don’t respect the 30mph zone and I think speed bumps would be more effective than a zebra crossing.” Want to tell us about something going on where you live? Let us know – Tweet us @SOTLive or message us on our Facebook page. And if you have pictures to share, tag us on Instagram at StokeonTrentLive. Edna Fullwood was fit and healthy when her life was cut short “Some people come down here at up to 70mph and I’m surprised there haven’t been more accidents. It’s like a rat-run through to Longton. “I’d be really pleased to see a zebra crossing and a raised table because it will slow traffic down. There’s a large elderly population at Foster Court so it will benefit everybody. “Something’s got to happen because when I cross over to the shops I sometimes have to run across. They come over the bank and before you know it there on you. Everybody has to watch out. Read More’I’ve had no justice’ – heartbroken son to launch civil case after drink-driver who killed his mother avoids jail “I’ve lived here for 10 years and it has got worse in the last five years. Hopefully this will calm the road down and make it safe for everybody. It’s just a shame an old lady died.” Neighbour Neil Burgess, aged 68, said: “There are a few old people in Foster Court who need the crossing. Speeding is an issue and this will force them to slow down. “Most people are sensible but there is always the odd one late at night. It’s a shame the lady had to die before something was done. She was hit just outside my house, so I’m glad the council is doing something about it.” Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLive Driver named following fatal collision Fellow neighbour Barbara Rae, aged 77, added: “This is a good idea. Vehicles speed up and down here and there’s a large elderly population. It’s a big road, very busy and a lot of cars come steaming down when they shouldn’t. “But the crossing will be in the right place to slow them down. It’s also by the shops so it will help people feel safer when they’re crossing the road. I just think it’s terrible that a poor lady had to die before something was done. I see cars everyday from my window going that fast it’s ridiculous, so I think the crossing is a brilliant idea.” Dave Adams says speed humps would be better on Longton Hall Road. Police search for missing woman
<< Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: LOL, WTF Tuesday, January 30, 2018 OSLO — How many plumbers does it take to fix an airplane toilet? The answer, so it seems, is more than 85.On Jan. 27, Norwegian flight DY1156 experienced the definition of ‘irony’ when it was forced to return to Oslo due to a broken toilet, even though it was carrying close to 100 plumbers onboard.A total of 85 tradesmen from Norway’s plumbing industry, including 65 from one company, Rørkjøp, were on the two-and-a-half hour flight to Munich. But despite their combined skill and experience, they were unable to fix the faulty loo.“We would have liked to fix the restrooms, but unfortunately it had to be done from the outside and we did not take the opportunity to send a plumber [out] at 10,000 metres,” joked Rørkjøp CEO Frank Olsen, who spoke with Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet.Upon its return to Oslo, the Boeing 737 aircraft “was repaired and continued with the flight later that day,” the airline spokesperson confirmed. “We would like to thank passengers for their patience and would like to apologize for the inconvenience.” Share Travelweek Group Posted by Plane full of plumbers turns back around due to broken toilet