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22/04/2019

Abu Dhabi Birdathon sees winning flamingo travel 1,300km

 Winners of the Abu Dhabi Birdathon - the Greater Flamingo that flew the farthest distance from the Capital - were named as the race drew to a close recently. One of them travelled 1,300 kilometres to Iran, while others remained in the country. Organised by the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD) and Etihad Airways to celebrate Sheikh Zayed's legacy of environmental sustainability, the birdathon aimed to raise awareness around wetland conservation and the importance of protected areas. Ten flamingos, assigned to Abu Dhabi entities, were tagged and released from Al Wathba Wetland Reserve and the Bul Syayeef Marine Protected...
22/04/2019

Mohamed bin Zayed condemns 'cowardly' Colombo attacks on Easter Sunday

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces has strongly condemned the terror attacks in Sri Lanka. The bombings that claimed innocent lives in Sri Lanka represent a new wave of terrorism that affects humanity. We condemn the cowardly bombings and offer condolences to Sri Lanka's leadership and people. We need to stand firm to eradicate the scourge of terror. - ???? ?? ???? (@MohamedBinZayed) April 21, 2019 A series of eight devastating bomb blasts ripped through high-end hotels and churches holding Easter services in Sri...
22/04/2019

Samsung Galaxy Fold launch postponed in China

Samsung has postponed the Galaxy Fold's launch events in Hong Kong and Shanghai, which were originally scheduled for April 23 and 24, days after some units of the $2,000 foldable phone encountered major display issues. "The firm is blaming the decision on a last minute issue with the venue, according to someone claiming to be familiar with the matter. "But that seems a little too convenient seeing as the handset has been under heavy fire all week, after a number of units broke after being in the hands of reviewers for less than a day," the SamMobile reported late on...

22/04/2019

iPhones to sport 3-camera setup, 12MP selfie shooter

Apple is planning to upgrade camera resolution and setup in iPhones, to be unveiled this year. While the front camera would be upgraded from 7MP to 12MP, triple-camera setup would be implemented in the 6.5-inch and 5.8-inch OLED iPhones, along with a new super-wide 12MP lens, according to Ming-Chi Kuo, famous Apple expert and predictor. Both super-wide and front camera lenses will be coated black to make them blend better with the surrounding bezel for an "inconspicuous" look, 9To5Mac reported on Saturday. Thus, it would be almost impossible to see the new lens, improving the apparent aesthetic symmetry.   Click/tap here...
22/04/2019

Sheikh Mohammed upset with poor service at Emirates Post

Taking to his Twitter account on Monday morning, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, shared a post reprimanding the poor services at an Emirates Post centre.  Video: Sheikh Mohammed takes government officers by surprise The post was in reference to a picture that Sheikh Mohammed received from a 'secret' customer. In the picture, we can see a long queues of customers waiting to be attended to by Emirates Post representatives.   Sheikh Mohammed expressed his disappointment regarding the poor service and stressed that this is not the quality...
22/04/2019

Indians again requested to leave African country immediately

Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday again requested relatives of Indians residing in Tripoli to ask them to leave the Libyan capital immediately while the airport is still functional, saying the situation there is fast deteriorating. "My earnest request to Indians in and around Tripoli is that they must leave while the Tripoli airport is functional. In case the airport is closed, you will be stranded and we will not be able to evacuate you." My earnest request to Indians in and around Tripoli is that they must leave while the Tripoli airport is functional. In case the...

22/04/2019

Why Sri Lanka does not trust social media platforms

Battling the spread of hate speech on social media platforms especially Facebook for long, the Sri Lanka government on Sunday once again "temporarily blocked" social media from spreading fake news in the wake of deadly suicide bombings in the island that killed 290 people. In a brief statement, the Sri Lankan President's Secretary Udaya Seneviratne said the government has "decided to temporarily block social media sites including Facebook and Instagram in an effort to curb false news reports". Several users in the country reported they could not access Facebook and its photo-sharing service Instagram, Google-owned YouTube and WhatsApp for most...
22/04/2019

Ghosn hit with fresh charge in Japan, files for bail

Japanese authorities Monday hit former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn with a fresh charge of aggravated breach of trust, the fourth formal indictment against the auto sector tycoon who immediately filed for bail. The Tokyo District Court confirmed that prosecutors had filed the new indictment and hours later said that Ghosn's crack legal team had filed a request for the executive to be released on bail. The 65-year-old strenuously denies all allegations against him and insists they have been cooked up in a "plot" by Nissan executives wary of his plans to bring the Japanese car giant closer to its French...
22/04/2019

Sri Lanka blasts: Possible intel failures to be examined

Police in SriLanka said Monday the investigation into the Easter Sunday bombings will examine reports that the intelligence community failed to detect or warn of possible suicide attacks before the violence. The nine bombings of churches, luxury hotels and other sites was SriLanka's deadliest violence since a devastating civil war in the South Asian island nation ended a decade ago. Police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said Monday the death toll had risen overnight to 290 dead with more than 500 wounded. Two government ministers have alluded to intelligence failures. Telecommunications Minister Harin Fernando tweeted, "Some intelligence officers were aware of this...

22/04/2019

Instagram testing to hide key element from posts

To channelise user-focus on sharing better and sensible content on its platform, Facebook-owned photo-messaging app Instagram is planning on hiding the 'Like' counts for posts on its app. Spotted by reverse engineer Jane Manchun Wong, the feature, currently in internal testing, would restrict visibility of the number of likes on the post only to the user concerned, TechCrunch reported on Friday (April 19). The step could help reduce competition-related hate on the app and encourage creators to post what feels most authentic rather than trying to rack up Likes for everyone to see. "We want your followers to focus on...
22/04/2019

How Sri Lanka attacks unfolded: 20 minutes of carnage

Bomb blasts ripped through churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, killing 290 and injuring 500 people, in the first major attack on the Indian Ocean island since the end of a civil war 10 years ago. Many of the attacks were carried out by suicide bombers, police said. Here is a timeline of the explosions and subsequent events on Sunday (Sri Lanka local time). 8.45 am - Explosion at Shangri La hotel in Colombo 8.45 am - Explosion at St. Anthony's Church in Kochchikade, Kotahena, Colombo 8.45 am - Explosion at St. Sebastian Catholic Church in...
22/04/2019

Sri Lanka lifts curfew after bomb attacks kill 290, wound 500

Authorities lifted a curfew in the Sri Lanka on Monday, a day after 290 people were killed and about 500 wounded by a string of bombings that tore through churches and luxury hotels on Easter Sunday. Police have arrested 24 men in connection with bomb blasts, officials said on Monday. Authorities have not made public details on those held after Sunday's attacks. But a police source told AFP the 24 were detained at two locations in and around Colombo. There was still no claim of responsibility for the attacks on two churches and four hotels in and around Colombo. A...