Moto G9 Power With 6,000mAh Battery Launched: Price, Specifications

first_imgDetailing specifications, the Moto G9 Power runs on stock Android 10 and features a 6.8-inch HD+ (720×1,640 pixels) IPS display. Under the hood, it is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 SoC paired with 4GB RAM. Internal storage is listed to be at 128GB with the option to expand it further using a microSD card (up to 512GB).The Moto G9 Power has a triple camera setup with a 64-megapixel primary sensor (f/1.79 aperture), a 2-megapixel macro sensor (f/2.4), and an additional 2-megapixel depth sensor(f/2.4). Up front, the phone has a 16-megapixel camera with f/2.2 aperture for selfies and video calling.As the name suggests, the biggest highlight is possibly that the Moto G9 Power packs a 6,000mAh battery that supports 20W fast charging. The company touts that the battery can last up to 60 hours. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth v5, NFC, USB Type-C, 3.5mm audio jack, and 4G LTE. The phone weighs 221 grams and is 9.66mm thick.- Advertisement – Moto G9 Power has launched as the latest smartphone offering by the company. This phone is said to be the last in the Moto G9 family, which includes the Moto G9, Moto G9 Plus, and Moto G9 Play. The Moto G9 Power has launched in Europe, and it packs a large 6,000mAh battery to keep the phone running longer. It is equipped with a triple camera setup at the back with a 64-megapixel main camera and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 SoC.Moto G9 Power price, saleMotorola UK tweeted to announce the Moto G9 Power. The phone is priced in Europe at EUR 199 (roughly Rs. 17,400) for the lone 4GB RAM + 128GB storage option. The phone has launched in shades of Electric Violet and Metallic Sage. It will be available in selected countries in Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East in the coming week. There is no clarity on whether the Moto G9 Power will launch in India or not.Moto G9 Power specifications- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

The Latest on Kids’ Antibodies

first_imgA study published Thursday found that children infected with the coronavirus produce fewer and weaker antibodies than adults.Although that finding sounds scary, it actually may help answer longstanding questions about why children have a different experience with the virus than adults.- Advertisement –last_img

Minjee Lee claims play-off victory at OMEGA Dubai Moonlight Classic | Golf News

first_imgBronte Law produced her best finish of 2020 as she claimed a share of eighth alongside Scotland’s Kelsey MacDonald, while Kylie Henry jumped into the top-10 after firing nine birdies in a course-record 63.Solheim Cup star Georgia Hall and former world No 1 Lydia Ko also finished tied-tenth after final rounds of 65 and 72 respectively, while Charley Hull slipped to joint-35th following a six-over 78. Minjee Lee secured her eighth worldwide title with a dramatic play-off victory at the OMEGA Dubai Moonlight Classic.The world No 9 carded a three-under 69 under the floodlights at Emirates Golf Club to finish on 10 under alongside Celine Boutier, who had led for most of the day until a late bogey saw her post a final-round 68.Both players returned to the par-four 18th for the play-off, where Boutier left a 30-foot birdie effort short of the target and Lee holed from a few feet closer to snatch the win on the first extra hole.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Overnight leader Caroline Hedwall finished a shot back in tied-third with Nuria Iturrioz and Laura Fuenfstueck, while England’s Meghan MacLaren posted a level-par 72 to end the week two strokes adrift in a share of sixth. “I couldn’t really see the break too well on the last hole, but I thought it would be about two cups outside the right and luckily I hit it hard enough and it dropped,” Lee said. Minjee Lee celebrated play-off victory at the OMEGA Dubai Moonlight Classic  Minjee Lee and Celine Boutier both ended the week on 10 under  Minjee Lee and Celine Boutier both ended the week on 10 under

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Trump suffers more major legal blows in ongoing efforts to deny reality

first_imgThat’s not all Trump lost Friday! The chief judge of Michigan’s Third Judicial Circuit rejected the campaign’s attempt to stop certification in Wayne County. Chief Judge Timothy Kenny wrote “It would be an unprecedented exercise of judicial activism for this Court to stop the certification process of the Wayne County Board of Canvassers.” The challenge came from Republican poll watchers who had a litany of complaints about the counting process and its supposed lack of transparency. Their attorney went so far as to complain to the court about the county’s “so-called COVID regulations, whatever those are.”That didn’t go over well. “No formal challenges were filed,” Kenny noted. “However, sinister, fraudulent motives were ascribed to the process and the City of Detroit. Plaintiffs’ interpretation of events is incorrect and not credible.” He wrote “The Court cannot defy a legislatively crafted process, substitute its judgment for that of the Legislature, and appoint an independent auditor because of an unwieldy process. In addition to being an unwarranted intrusion on the authority of the Legislature, such an audit would require the rest of the County and State to wait on the results.”This. Is. Over. And at some point, some judge is going to lose her shit over yet another conspiracy-theory fueled nuisance lawsuit coming from Team Trump and start putting some lawyers in jail for contempt of the rule of law. I hope, anyway. In the meantime, I’m just going to enjoy the humiliation they’re receiving in the real world.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – A federal appeals court isn’t going to help him, either. That’s the second blow. A three-judge panel of the Third Circuit rejected a Republican appeal challenging Pennsylvania’s ballot receipt deadline and to block all ballots received November 4-6 from being counted. The state Supreme Court allowed the deadline extension in light of the coronavirus crisis, meaning that ballots postmarked on or before Election Day arriving by the Friday after would be counted. The appeals judges, led by Chief U.S. Circuit Judge Brooks Smith, noted the “unprecedented challenges” facing the nation, particularly the “vast disruption” from the pandemic. Smith wrote the court sought to uphold “a proposition indisputable in our democratic process: that the lawfully cast vote of every citizen must count.” Former U.S. Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal provides context in what he calls “a huge loss for Trump” and “a very big deal.” He notes that Chief Judge Smith is a Reagan/Bush judge, and he was joined by “legendary conservative Reagan nominee” Judge Anthony Scirica.Trump still sort of has a shot with the U.S. Supreme Court, which Republicans have asked to review the issue. That these two prominent judges slapped down the challenge so hard, and with Trump having lost beyond the margin for a recount, and there not being enough late-arriving ballots at issue—about 9,300—there is no chance that Trump can win the state on votes. It would be a massive stretch for five Supreme Court justices to erase a 60,000 vote majority for Biden and decide the state had to be handed to Trump. Even this Supreme Court. Four might do it, which is terrifying enough. But damn.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Disturbing video shows El Paso inmates paid $2 an hour moving bodies of COVID-19 victims

first_imgWhen Abbott, however, had an opportunity to act preventatively, he passed, apparently focusing on campaigning for Trump instead if his Twitter account is any indication. Judge Samaniego issued an order to shut down nonessential businesses Oct. 29 through Dec. 1, but local business owners and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton blocked that effort on appeal, The Texas Tribune reported. Businesses can instead remain open with 50% capacity. Bars must remain closed, but restaurants can offer dine-in services up until 9 PM, the newspaper reported.    Meanwhile, the state is reporting more than 1 million coronavirus cases and 19,559 deaths. That’s more cases than any other state, The New York Times reported last week. Video KFOX obtained shows El Paso County inmates wearing gowns, masks, and gloves as they loaded the bodies of COVID-19 victims onto mobile morgues. “I cry for El Paso,” Eric Feigl-Ding, an epidemiologist and health economist, tweeted Saturday.xWARNING: Potentially disturbing.KFOX has obtained video of El Paso County inmates loading the bodies of coronavirus patients onto mobile morgues at the medical examiner’s office.The inmates appear to be wearing PPE including masks, gowns and gloves.— Keenan Willard (@KeenanKFOX_CBS) November 14, 2020- Advertisement – While Americans are dying, President Donald Trump—who took to Twitter to brag about election wins in the state of Texas—is again patting himself on the back, this time for a coronavirus vaccine that by early trials is 94.5% effective. And far be it from Trump to exercise one morsel of humility or empathy for the victims who died long before the promise of the vaccine. The president tweeted Monday: “Another Vaccine just announced. This time by Moderna, 95% effective. For those great ‘historians’, please remember that these great discoveries, which will end the China Plague, all took place on my watch!”Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is falling right in line with the president and also offering up his congratulations. “The Moderna Vaccine announced today was found to be highly effective at preventing Covid,” he tweeted Monday. “President Trump’s Operation Warp Speed is yielding phenomenal results that will save millions of lives. This adds to the drug therapies we are distributing today.”- Advertisement – RELATED: El Paso triples mobile morgues as COVID-19 surges, Texas governor sues to reopen El PasoThe Georgia runoff is Jan. 5. Request an absentee ballot by Nov. 18. Early in-person voting starts Dec. 14. And REGISTER TO VOTE here by Dec. 7.And give $3 right now to rip the Senate majority from Mitch McConnell’s cold dead hands.- Advertisement –last_img read more

NIAID expands trial of West Nile treatment

first_img The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) said the drug contains WNV antibodies derived from blood donors in Israel, where the disease has circulated for decades. The drug, called Omr-IgG-am, is used in Israel to treat people with primary immune deficiencies, such as those associated with chronic lymphocytic leukemia, according to Walla Dempsey, PhD, NIAID program officer for the clinical trial. Patients will receive Omr-IgG-am, made by the Israeli company Omrix, or one of two placebos. The goal of the trial is to assess the drug’s safety and begin to assess its effectiveness against West Nile encephalitis, the NIAID said. See also: Dempsey said the drug has been used off-label to treat a few West Nile patients in Israel. “Those were anecdotal cases,” she said. “Some people got better and some didn’t. This is why we’re doing the placebo-controlled trial.” With no specific treatment available for WNV, clinicians “have few options besides supportive care,” NIAID Director Anthony S. Fauci, MD, noted in the release. The trial began at 36 sites in the United States and Canada last September and is expected to add about 24 more sites this summer, the NIAID said in a news release. The goal is to enroll up to 110 adults who have WNV-related encephalitis or are at risk for it, the agency said. Just seven patients have been enrolled in the trial so far, all of them last year, Dempsey told CIDRAP News. Jul 13 NIAID news release No results on the effectiveness of the drug in the US patients are available yet, Dempsey said. “The safety monitoring committee has reviewed the safety reports and they’re satisfied that there are no issues,” she added. Jul 16, 2004 (CIDRAP News) – A government-sponsored trial of the safety and effectiveness of a drug to combat encephalitis in West Nile virus (WNV) patients is being expanded this summer, federal officials announced this week. In other developments, 30 new cases of WNV illness were reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) from Jul 7 through 13, bringing this year’s total to 108, the CDC said yesterday. Sixty-one cases involved neurologic manifestations (encephalitis, meningitis, or myelitis). Cases have been reported in 10 states, with 47 in Arizona alone. Two potential WNV vaccines are in the early stages of testing, Dempsey noted. One is being developed by Acambis and the other by the NIAID itself, she said. Dempsey said Omr-IgG-am is the only potential West Nile treatment the NIAID is currently testing in a clinical study. The agency has a WNV drug screening program that has tested more than 750 compounds, a few of which have shown promise in the laboratory, she added. CDC’s WNV report in Jul 16 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report read more

Do key stakeholders in the tourism of the cities of Split, Šibenik and Zadar perceive the tourist system as efficient and functional?

first_imgIn the following chart, blue represents the local level, red the county level, and green the national level of the system. As can be seen, the respondents are the most dissatisfied with the national level of the system, and in terms of cities, the respondents are the most dissatisfied with the city of Zadar.For all observed tasks, all levels, local (Split, Šibenik, Zadar), county (Split-Dalmatia, Šibenik-Knin, Zadar) and national levels (CNTB) there was a negative deviation of satisfaction from the importance for each examined task, for all three cities together and for each city individually, which indicates that stakeholders believe that tourist boards are not performing tasks as they should and that tasks need to be performed more efficiently.Observing the satisfaction and importance of the activities performed by stakeholders (travel agencies, private renters, hotels, public institutions, tourist guides, restaurants, hostels) for each of them there was also a negative deviation of satisfaction from the importance. Regarding the overall satisfaction with the system, the largest number of respondents is neither satisfied nor dissatisfied, 43% of them, 25% of respondents are satisfied, 22% dissatisfied, 8% extremely dissatisfied and only 2% extremely satisfied. The highest overall average score of job satisfaction was achieved by Split (3,17), followed by Šibenik (3,00) and Zadar with (2,52). The overall average score for all three observed cities was 2,88, therefore, weighing towards dissatisfaction.As many as 76% of respondents support the formation of tourist boards of regions and areas in relation to the existing tourist boards of counties, towns, cities and municipalities. 67% of respondents support the financing of tourist boards primarily through sojourn taxes and tourist membership fees. 69% of respondents believe that the current distribution of income in the ratio of 65% is local, 25% national and 10% county goods and should remain so. Respondents were also asked several open-ended questions. The first question was who should be at the head of the local tourist board, the majority of respondents answered that it should be a “tourism professional with many years of work experience in tourism”, and then how it certainly should not be the mayor or someone from policy ”.Respondents cited “politics, flatulence and unprofessional staff”, “inactivity, sluggishness, slow change, inefficiency” and “lack of coordination and synergy and strategy” as key system problems. Respondents would change staff and education “” depoliticize the system, exclude political staffing “and” better coordinate and communicate with all levels of the system, better communication with the private sector, going to the field, implementing the strategy. “Based on all the above, it can be concluded that the existing system of tourist boards at all three levels from the perspective of key stakeholders in Split, Šibenik and Zadar is not efficient or functional, nor are respondents satisfied with the tasks of any of the three observed levels. Based on foreign examples of good practice and research results, the author gave an opinion on the existing problems, but also recommendations on the reorganization of the system. The first step, which is envisaged by the proposal of the Law on Tourist Boards and Promotion of Croatian Tourism from 2015, according to him, is the organization of the system according to the principles of destination management organization, which presupposes the establishment of tourist organizations primarily on geographical-historical principles and borders, often bypassing administrative borders. , and the principles of tourist offer.The future system would consist of the National Tourist Organization (CNTB), regional tourist organizations (Dalmatia, Lika and Gorski kotar, Istria, Kvarner, Central Croatia and Zagreb, Međimurje and Slavonia), tourist organizations of the area and tourist information centers. According to him, tourist organizations in the area should be mandatory, and not be established only if the mayors and mayors of two or more cities and municipalities agree, as provided by the existing law. Tourist boards of the area should be the main carriers of tourism development, create a complete tourist product imbued with geographical and historical characteristics and thematic characteristics of the tourist offer, and would be created by merging tourist boards of cities, municipalities and towns.Thus, for example, the area of ​​Dalmatia would be covered by the regional tourist organization of Dalmatia, which would be promoted and branded on the tourist market as a coastal region rich in bathing areas, rich cultural and historical identity, unique in the world. The level below it would consist of tourist organizations of the area that would be created by merging tourist boards of cities and municipalities (eg Makarska Riviera by merging tourist boards of Baška Voda, Brela, Makarska, Tučepi and others) and tourist organizations of four big cities (Zadar, Šibenik, Split, Dubrovnik ). Equally, the best example of the formation of tourist boards in the area can be Splitska zagora, or Cetina region.In the area of ​​today’s Cetina region, there are three local tourist boards, Vrlika, Sinj and Trilj. Each of them can hardly achieve significant success by promoting only their own city, but by merging the three tourist communities and forming a tourist organization of the “Cetina region”, the basis is created for the development of adventure tourism (rafting, kayaking, paragliding), cycling, cultural tourism (Sinjska Alka, medieval fortifications of the Cetina region, Our Lady of Sinj, etc.), rural tourism, agrotourism. The tasks of informing visitors and providers of tourist services would be led by tourist information centers that would be part of the tourist boards of the area and larger cities.As for the presidents of tourist boards, according to the current law, local tourist boards are headed by mayors and mayors, headed by county prefects, and headed by the national minister of tourism. The system should be completely depoliticized, as the respondents themselves pointed out, so the management of the system of tourist boards should be completely left to the tourism profession. Tourism organizations would exist as public authorities (public tourism organizations) or public-private partnerships, but would function as an independent body that works closely with city, county, and state governments.Prika. The results of the research can be used by all those who want and can act in the direction of improving the existing system of tourist social organization in the Republic of Croatia, especially decision makers or leaders of tourist boards at all levels.Author: Ante Budimir Bekan, mag.oec.Attachment: Graduation thesis Ante Budimir Bekan, mag.oec. / Analysis of the tourist social organization in the Republic of Croatia from the perspective of key stakeholders of the three selected citiesI invite all faculties to get involved in loud thinking and popularization of the profession and to send ( scientific master’s theses and doctoral dissertations of their former students so that important research, papers and thoughts get as many readers as possible and most importantly to valuable papers gave new added value. All with the aim of educating, encouraging thinking, promoting science and constructive discussion because two voices are always smarter than one. We bring you a very interesting research and graduate thesis by Ante Budimir Bekan, mag.oec. , who for the purposes of his thesis conducted a study of the efficiency of the system of tourist boards in the Republic of Croatia from the perspective of key stakeholders in the cities of Split, Šibenik and Zadar.In the diploma thesis “Analysis of the tourist social organization in the Republic of Croatia from the perspective of key stakeholders of the three selected cities” mag.oec. Ante Budimir Bekan under the mentorship of Assoc. Smiljana Pivčević from the Faculty of Economics in Split, conducted an empirical research of the opinions of key stakeholders in tourism in the three coastal cities of Split, Šibenik and Zadar on the existing system of tourist boards in the Republic of Croatia.The system of tourist boards operates according to the Law on Tourist Boards and the Promotion of Croatian Tourism from 2008, despite its numerous shortcomings. Recently, the issue of amending the law and accepting the bill, which has been on hold since 2015, has been reopened, and it presupposes the establishment of a system according to the principles of the destination management organization. In 2015, a total of 312 units were registered in the system of tourist boards, of which: Main Office of the Croatian National Tourist Board, 20 Tourist Boards, 10 Tourist Boards, Tourist Boards of the City of Zagreb, 116 Tourist Boards, 149 Tourist Boards , 15 TZ places, 1 TZ of the island.1 Therefore, the findings of this paper and the research are very current and interesting. Moreover, to the knowledge and surprise of the authors, no research on this very topic has been conducted in Croatia so far, and therefore they are even more interesting.110 respondents participated in the research, of which 43 from the area of ​​Split, 36 from the area of ​​Zadar and 31 respondents from the area of ​​the city of Šibenik. Observing the activities, the largest number is travel agencies, private renters, hotels, public institutions (museums, galleries, etc.), tourist guides, hostels and others (associations, attractions, transportation services).The key question posed in the paper is: Do key stakeholders in the tourism of the cities of Split, Šibenik and Zadar perceive the TZ system as efficient and functional?The research used the IPA (importance-performance analysis engl.) Methodology, which compares the importance of performing a particular task and the satisfaction of stakeholders with performing it. Thus, subtracting the average rating of importance from satisfaction results in positive or negative differences (gaps engl.). Stakeholder attitudes were examined on a Likert scale from 1 to 5, and the results are shown in graphs for all three levels of the system and in total. Blue columns show satisfaction, green importance, and red the difference between them.Source: 1 List of tourist boards in the Republic of Croatia taken from: (accessed on 28.8.2017/XNUMX/XNUMX)last_img read more

Antonio Škarpa, Mayor of Stari Grad: Only through joint promotion can the island of Hvar use its full potential

first_imgNext year, the sunniest island in Croatia will celebrate 150 years of organized tourism, and the title of the best European destination would be a great addition to the whole story.Namely, the Tourist Board of Stari Grad on Hvar last year was nominated for the title of European best destination organized by the European Best Destinations portal, and this year with one more experience, it decided to run again, but this time the whole island of Hvar is running. It is certainly commendable that the whole island of Hvar decided to run because the island of Hvar is one tourist destination. By the way, the island of Hvar can also be called the Island of UNESCO because the UNESCO list of cultural and intangible world heritage includes the Old Town and the Old Town Field, Agave Lace, the Procession of the Cross, Klapa singing and Mediterranean food.The candidacy of the island of Hvar for the best European destination is the reason for talks with the mayor of Stari Grad, Antonio Škarp, who points out that the title of “best European destination” would really help on the way to make the island of Hvar not only European but world brand.Last tourist season in the Old Town was a record, with 9% more arrivals and 5% more overnight stays, as well as 16% more arrivals in the nautical part of the old town port. For a bigger step forward and continued tourist growth, the mayor of Stari Grad, Antonio Škarpa, sees in the extension of the tourist season “Better results in 2018, and every subsequent tourist year, should be sought in the pre- and sub-season, given that in the two peak months, July and August, we can not expect much better results than last year. Given this, our focus is on promotional activities, activities in the destination, encouraging investment in tourism and investment in tourism infrastructure aimed at extending the season to April – October”Points out Skarpa.In the last two years, two very important anniversaries have been marked on the island of Hvar – in 2016, Stari Grad celebrated 2400 years since its founding, and this 2018 Hvar celebrates 150 years of organized tourism, and the title would be a great addition to the whole story. best european destinations “These anniversaries tell us about the continuity of life on this island, but also about its attractiveness, which has been recognized by many visitors. The island of Hvar is becoming a favorite destination for our guests due to its rich cultural heritage and its climate, the number of sunny hours, beautiful and preserved towns and picturesque towns on the island of Hvar. The island of Hvar has been known as a tourist destination for a very long time, we dare say for more than 150 years, and the title of the best European destination, if the island of Hvar gets it, will only confirm its position. ” pointed out Scarpa.What is rare in our tourism, and extremely important and certainly commendable is that for the title of the best European destination is a common candidacy and synergy of the whole island of Hvar, because the whole island of Hvar is one tourist destination, and without synergy there is no long-term success. When asked whether the whole island will continue to be synergistically branded as one destination, ie the tourist brand “Hvar Island”, Škarpa points out that the Island of Hvar is a destination visited by tourists, and they choose the location of their accommodation on the island according to their wishes and vacation needs. . “Given this, the promotion of the island of Hvar as a destination can help us all to better and stronger position in the tourism market of Europe and the world, to be more recognizable and to attract a much wider range of target groups in the tourism market. Only by joint promotion can the island of Hvar use its full potential, which lies precisely in its diversity – we must communicate this diversity to the market because it is our strength and advantage, but also a platform for further tourism development of the island of Hvar. Each island represents a specific area and cannot be compared to the territorial areas located on the mainland where the boundaries of these areas are most often defined administratively. It is very difficult to achieve such a distinction on the islands, and it has proven to be counterproductive. ” says Škarpa and emphasizes that every town, town, place or village tells its story of Hvar as an island and each place, town or town has achieved what today actually makes the island of Hvar special and why it is recognized everywhere in the world.Photo: Rafael Janić PhotographyThe title of the best European destination is as relevant as we make it relevant, on the one hand Zagreb has excellently branded and capitalized it, while Zadar is not, which leads to the fact that it is not important to get the title of the best European destination, but only then to invest resources, money and time to promote the whole story in a quality way. “Regardless of the outcome of the vote, the nomination itself is already an excellent tourist promotion for the entire island. This fact should definitely be used for further promotional purposes so that the whole island and all places on it benefit from it. Of course, the title of “best destination” would really help us on the way to make the island of Hvar not only a European but a world brand. I will certainly encourage further cooperation between the island’s tourist boards, the private sector and all those who are stakeholders in one tourist product, all with the aim of better tourist results on the island of Hvar. Together we are stronger and together we can make Croatia and the island of Hvar an island that is 6 months full and thus further extend (pre and post) season on the whole island, raise the standard on the island and increase the consumption of our tourists who are more than welcome on our island. concludes Skarpa.Destinacia is an entire island and without synergy there is no long-term success, and also in this story everyone benefits. If Hvar does not receive the mentioned title, every promotion is certainly excellent, including this one, and it is necessary to invest as much as possible in rounded and authentic tourist products and quality content, especially in the pre- and post-season, in order to extend the tourist season. tourist year.Voting for the best European destination on the European Best Destinations (EBD) portal is nearing its end, and will last until February 08, 2018 at 10:00 AM, and currently the island of Hvar is among the five destinations with the most votes.Support the island of Hvar for the best European destination, vote HERElast_img read more