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Virginia ~ Sales and Use Tax: Guidelines Issued for Tax Refund Claim ProceduresVirginia ~ Sales and Use Tax: Guidelines Issued for Tax Refund Claim Procedures

first_imgCCH Tax Day ReportThe Virginia Department of Taxation has issued final guidelines for retail sales and use tax refund claim procedures. Beginning July 1, 2016, legislation prohibits a purchaser from receiving interest on a refund claim for erroneously paid retail sales and use tax for any period prior to the date the purchaser submits a complete refund claim to the department in situations where, at the time of purchase, the purchaser held a valid exemption certificate issued to the purchaser by the department but failed to present it to the dealer. These guidelines are intended to clarify the legislation and to outline procedures for purchasers and dealers to request refunds from the department in appropriate situations. Specifically, the guidelines discuss the following: refunds by dealers; refunds by the department; procedures for refunds from dealers; refund procedures for dealers and other businesses registered with the department; procedures for customers to seek refunds from the department; vendor certification form; filing procedures; refund claim outcome form; statute of limitations for refunds; interest on refunds generally; interest on refunds from department-issued exemption certificates; penalties; and appeal rights.Guidelines for Retail Sales and Use Tax Refund Claim Procedures, Virginia Department of Taxation, June 12, 2017, ¶206-345last_img read more

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Can Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Help When Ransomware Disrupts Healthcare?Can Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Help When Ransomware Disrupts Healthcare?

first_imgFrom recent high profile ransomware attacks such as the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center incident, we can see how ransomware has the potential to disrupt healthcare business to the extent that facilities need to send patients elsewhere.The ransoms demanded, and unfortunately too often paid, typically pale in comparison to the reputational damage, business impact from the disruption, and having to send patients to other care organizations.While effective backup and restore, with complete coverage, properly versioned, air-gapped, and regularly tested, has emerged as a key safeguard to mitigate risk of ransomware, it is far from a panacea. This is because even with this safeguard organizations still have to endure significant disruption, and having to roll back to the most recent backup risks undoing any updates since when the backup was done, and that can be a direct patient safety issue.In a previous post I discussed 21 steps healthcare organizations can take to mitigate risk of ransomware.One of these steps is to have Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery capability. This capability can include hot standby systems with near real-time data mirroring that can enable healthcare organizations to minimize disruption in the event of a natural or man-made disaster, including a ransomware infection. By properly isolating and protecting these hot standby systems with security safeguards organizations can ensure that ransomware can’t propagate to these systems, and that they are available to provide business continuity to healthcare organizations.Intel Health & Life Sciences global research on the ransomware readiness of healthcare organizations, acquired as part of the Breach Security Assessment Program, shows that only 38 percent of healthcare organizations have fully implemented Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery capabilities, and 54 percent only partially have this capability. Do you have Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery capabilities fully implemented to help your healthcare organization avoid disruption in the event of ransomware infection, or other disasters?How does your overall breach security compare? Find out more how you can work with Intel Health & Life Sciences and global healthcare industry partners to benchmark your breach security maturity, priorities and capabilities.last_img read more

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A More Protected Cloud Environment:  IBM Announces Cloud Data Guard Featuring Intel SGXA More Protected Cloud Environment:  IBM Announces Cloud Data Guard Featuring Intel SGX

first_imgOrganizations increasingly rely on public cloud resources for their operations, and security is critical for data processing, storage, and collection. Going into 2018, Intel expects big innovation in cloud security, including protections throughout the data lifecycle at-rest, in-use, and in-flight. Intel is excited about IBM’s Cloud Data Guard project, which takes to heart the need for data protection, even while data is in-use.Today, IBM announced the IBM Cloud Data Guard preview, powered by Fortanix Runtime Encryption Platform, and secured by Intel® Software Guard Extensions (Intel® SGX). IBM Cloud Data Guard creates a portable security envelope to run applications in completely protected states. Developers can now leverage enclaves secured through Intel® SGX, with runtime memory encryption powered by Fortanix Runtime Encryption Platform.Intel® SGX is an Intel technology built into the CPU for application developers seeking to protect select code and data from disclosure or modification. Intel® SGX makes such protections possible through the use of encrypted enclaves, which are protected areas of execution in memory. Application code can be put into an enclave by special instructions and software made available to developers via the Intel® SGX Software Development Kit (SDK), and further extended by the Fortanix Runtime Encryption Platform, providing a collection of APIs, libraries, documentation, sample source code, and tools that allows software developers to create and debug applications enabled for Intel SGX in C and C++.Developers looking to get an early start with developing for Intel SGX can also take advantage of the Intel® Platform Developers Kit for SGX (Intel® PDK for SGX), a portable turn-key developer environment that comes pre-configured with everything developers need to start coding with Intel SGX within a matter of minutes. Intel SGX is now available for the data center on platforms based on the Intel® Xeon® E3 Processor family.Visit our Trusted Infrastructure Overview to learn more about other Intel Security technologies that enable a silicon-based trusted infrastructure.last_img read more

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Antisocial cave fish may hold clues to schizophrenia, autismAntisocial cave fish may hold clues to schizophrenia, autism

first_imgCave fish have long fascinated biologists because of their missing eyes and pale skin. Now, one researcher is studying them for another reason: Their behavior may provide clues to the genetic basis of some human psychiatric disorders. Last week at the 23rd International Conference on Subterranean Biology in Fayetteville, Arkansas, he demonstrated how drugs that help people with schizophrenia and autism similarly affect the fish.“I think there is a lot of potential” for these fish to teach us about mental disorders, says David Culver, an evolutionary biologist at American University in Washington, D.C., who was not involved in the study. Culver adds that—like other work on the cause of cave fish blindness—the new research may also have implications for human disease.A decade ago, the lead author on the new study, Masato Yoshizawa, wanted to understand brain evolution by investigating the effects of natural selection on behavior. The Mexican tetra (Astyanax mexicanus), a cave fish with very close surface relatives, seemed an excellent prospect for that work. Because the two populations can interbreed, it’s easier to pin down genes that might be related to the neural defects underlying behavioral differences. 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They don’t have a social structure and they don’t school. Instead, they lead solitary lives—a behavior that makes sense given their lack of natural predators. They also almost never sleep. They are hyperactive, and—unlike other fish—they are attracted to certain vibrations in the water. Finally, they tend to do the same behavior over and over again and seem to have higher anxiety than their surface relatives.Yoshizawa, now an evolutionary developmental biologist at the University of Hawaii, Manoa, has been testing whether these fish might be useful in understanding the genetic basis of schizophrenia or autism. Studies in typical model animals—mice—are rarely illuminating, because the rodents often still behave normally when researchers manipulate genes that should cause these disorders. But even without genetic tinkering, the fish already show certain “symptoms” of the diseases, such as sleeplessness, hyperactivity, and asocial behavior.What’s more, 90% of the 101 classic risk factor genes for human psychiatric diseases are also found in the cave fish genome, according to Yoshizawa’s comparison of genomes and transcriptomes—surveys of active genes—in cave fish and humans. Fully one-third of those genes are more or less active in the cave fish than they are in the surface fish.As a first step toward assessing this new model, Yoshizawa and others have treated cave fish with several psychiatric drugs. Three years ago, a French team showed that the antidepressant Fluoxetine (commonly known as Prozac) caused the fish to become more aggressive toward each other. Yoshizawa has now shown that Fluoxetine—along with the antipsychotic Clozapine—made the fish sleep more and swim around less. “Overall, these drug responses in cave fish are very similar to what you see in human patients,” he said last week at the meeting in Fayetteville. “These are strong evidence that cave fish could be a good model for human psychiatric disease.”Now, he and his colleagues are studying larger numbers of cave fish with variation in these behaviors, in the hopes that they can tease out which versions of which genes are associated with the extremes of these behaviors. From there, they plan to study how those genes interact with each other and the environment to alter fish behavior. Combined with insights into gene expression, nerve connections, and imaging the neural activity, the work could help prune the long list of genes implicated in autism and schizophrenia, Yoshizawa says.Of course, Yoshizawa faces a long road ahead. “As with any model system, cave fish has limitations,” says Houmam Araj, a program officer at the National Eye Institute in Bethesda, Maryland, who was not involved with the work. Fish and humans are separated by 400 million years of evolution, so the control of these behaviors may not be the same in humans and fish. Still, Culver says, “I think this is really exciting stuff.”last_img read more

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Junior national Football: Bihar defeat JharkhandJunior national Football: Bihar defeat Jharkhand

first_imgNavelim (Goa), Oct 12 (PTI) An injury time goal by Neha Kumari guided Bihar to a stunning 4-3 win over Jharkhand in the Junior National Football Championship for girls U-18 here today. The match was played at the Rosary Sports Complex here. Sahyama Rani (6th, 85th), Archana Kumari(35th) and Neha Kumari(90+1) scored for Bihar while Purnima Linda (18th), Anamika Kumari (41st) and Puja Kumari(48th) scored for Jharkhand. Bihar started well with a goal in the sixth minute by Shyama Rani. Bihar started to move the ball around really well with their mid-fielders Tara Khatoon and Surbhi Kumari maintaining a strong midfield line for Bihar. Jharkhand, having experienced players of the likes of Binita Kerketta and Rekha Oraon, slowly found their rhythm and equalised in the 18th minute with Purnima Linda finding the back of the net. India International Archana Kumari once again put Bihar ahead with a goal in the 35th minute. Being a goal down, Jharkhand went into an attacking mode and started putting pressure on to the opposition goal. Anamika Kumari scored in the 41st minute to restore parity for Jharkhand and both teams went into the half-time break with a scoreline of 2-2. Jharkhand came out of the half-time break with an attacking mode and scored in the early minutes of the second half through by Puja Kumari in the 48th minute to give Jharkhand a 3-2 lead. Jharkhand held on to the lead for a long period of time and the game seemed to be poised to go in favour of Jharkhand with very little time left for it to end. Bihar backline and midfielders slowly started to move forward, taking risks and chances to find the equaliser. The experienced Shyama Rani scored a goal in the 85th minute and both to make it 3-3. Bihar scored the winning goal in the injury time. PTI MCS NRB PDS PM RDSadvertisementlast_img read more

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IPL spot-fixing: BCCI to announce punishment for Ajit Chandila, Hiken Shah todayIPL spot-fixing: BCCI to announce punishment for Ajit Chandila, Hiken Shah today

first_imgBoard for Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) disciplinary committee comprising of Shashank Manohar, Jyotiraditya Scindia and Niranjan Shah will meet on Thursday to decide on the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing cases pertaining to Ajit Chandila, Hiken Shah and Pakistan umpire Asad Rauf.Chandila like his then Rajasthan Royals’ teammates Shanthakumaran Sreesanth and Ankit Chavan is expected to be served life ban for his role in spot-fixing scandal.Chandila was arrested by the police for trying to spot-fix IPL games in 2013 along with Sreesanth and Chavan who both have been banned for life by the BCCI.Hiken Shah approached one his colleagues from first-class cricket, who was also a member of one of the IPL teams. The approached player had informed the incident to the franchise team, which passed on the information to Anti Corruption Unit of the BCCI.”The approached player immediately informed the incident to his franchise team. The franchise team followed the process of informing the incident to the Based on the information, BCCI President, Mr Jagmohan Dalmiya (now deceased), instructed ACU to conduct an immediate enquiry into the matter,” a BCCI statement said.Both Shah and Chandila are expected to be present for the hearing.last_img read more

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Samsung Galaxy S10+ review: Close to perfectionSamsung Galaxy S10+ review: Close to perfection

first_imgEvery year, Samsung comes out with a couple of flagship smartphones in the Galaxy S line that offer incremental updates over their predecessors. The upgrades may not look dramatically different on the face of it, but you can bet good money that the experience gets consistently better year after year. The Galaxy S10+ is an incremental update over last year’s Galaxy S9+, so it looks and feels familiar from a distance. But using the Galaxy S10+ offers a whole new experience and that’s because the flagship is all about the little details.The Galaxy S10+ is Samsung’s excess flagship, by which I mean it brings the most of everything. It gets the most display, the most RAM and storage, the most cameras and the largest battery among the three Galaxy S10 phones. The Galaxy S10+ brings the best that Samsung has to offer for the first half of 2019. It is probably Samsung’s best flagship as well. But just to be sure, we decided to review the Galaxy S10+ after using it for over a week.Galaxy S10+ designThe Galaxy S10+ is a gorgeous phone. The design hasn’t changed much from last year, but Samsung doesn’t need to change what works. The Galaxy S10+ continues the traditional dual curved edges and a glass and metal sandwich. On first glance, the Galaxy S10+ looks no different than the Galaxy S9+. But you can feel the difference when you hold it. The Galaxy S10+ is incredibly lightweight for a phone that is loaded with hardware and features.advertisementAt just 175 grams, the Galaxy S10+ is easy to hold and offers a great in-hand feel thanks to its curved design. The phone feels sturdy and offers a slim form factor. The Galaxy S10+ is still pretty tall, which makes it difficult to reach the top of the display with one hand, but that’s exactly why we have One UI. But more on that later. The power button is also placed higher up on the right side of the frame, which requires some readjustment to reach. I feel the Bixby button on the left side has the best position and it would have been great if Samsung allowed us to swap the two functions. While the front of the Galaxy S10+ gets a stronger Gorilla Glass 6 protection, the back is protected by a Gorilla Glass 5. The phone is offered in Prism Black. Prism White, Prism Blue colours. There is a Ceramic Black colour as well that is reserved for the 512GB variant while the Porcelain White option is available for the 1TB storage variant. I received the Prism Blue colour for review, which is subtle and a personal favorite, although many have been loving the Prism White for its gradient effect.The Galaxy S10+ is incredibly lightweight for a phone that is loaded with hardware and features.Theoretically, the rear panel is weaker and more susceptible to scratches compared to the front panel, but I did not notice any major scratches or scuffs during the two weeks I used it without a cover. Fingerprints and smudges are prominently visible on the Blue variant, which is where I feel the White option really helps.As I mentioned, the Galaxy S10+ is all about the little details. I appreciate Samsung sticking to its guns and retaining the headphone jack this year. The bezels have reduced even further than before. The Bixby button can be (kind of) remapped. You also get stereo speakers (bottom grille and earpiece), and a Type-C port. But there are still some annoyances to the design.Photos8 Photos +SEE MORE There are two big changes to the design of the S10+ compared to its predecessor. One is the camera setup on the back. The S10+ gets three cameras now horizontally placed near the center. The other is the position of the fingerprint sensor, which has moved from the back to under the display on the front.But S10+ is a new phone, and with that you get a new Samsung Infinity-O display, where the O stands for the O-shaped cutout on the display to house the selfie camera. But the S10+ comes with a slightly wide, pill-shaped hole on the top right corner because it gets dual selfie cameras.Galaxy S10+ displayThe Galaxy S10+ sports a large, gorgeous 6.4-inch QHD+ (3040×1440) Dynamic AMOLED display with a 19:9 aspect ratio, 522ppi and HDR10+ support. And just on first look, you will be hard-pressed to fault the display panel used by Samsung. The Galaxy S10+ offers a stunning OLED display, which comes as no surprise.advertisementIt might sound repetitive but Samsung really does make some of the best display panels on a smartphone. It is possible that the Galaxy S10+ offers the best screen on a smartphone right now. The new Dynamic AMOLED display offers deeper contrast, better dynamic range and excellent viewing angles. You can switch to a Natural mode in the display settings if you want the colours to look less saturated and more natural to the eyes. The display can offer up to 1200 nits peak brightness which is more than enough to make the display legible even under the harshest sunlight.It is possible that the Galaxy S10+ offers the best screen on a smartphone right now.From the colours on screen to the contrast, everything looks absolutely fantastic. The QHD+ resolution and HDR10+ support offer a lot of sharpness, which is especially great for watching HDR videos. You won’t really notice the difference much even if you tone it down to FHD+ resolution, and it also helps save some battery life as well. The Galaxy S10-series brings a new Samsung Infinity-O display, where the O stands for the O-shaped cutout on the display to house the selfie camera. But with the S10+, the cutout is wider and pill-shaped compared to the regular S10. The bigger hole is to house dual selfie cameras.Last year, we had notched phones. Notches were distracting, but ultimately we had to get used to it and it became easier after a while. With the hole-punch display, I have to say that I was able to get used to it a lot faster. In fact, the pill-shaped cutout placed on the top right corner often escaped by sight. It is easier to ignore it while watching movies or playing games, and especially while One UI’s Night Mode is enabled. If you still find it distracting, you have the option to hide the cutout by blackening the entire top bar.Galaxy S10+ performance and softwareThe Galaxy S10+ gets the same Exynos 9820 chipset as the Galaxy S10 in India. It’s an octa-core chipset based on a 8nm process that comes with a dedicated NPU and Mali-G76 MP12 GPU. The Plus-sized model comes with up to 12GB of RAM and up to 1TB of internal storage, which reiterates my point that the phone is all about excess. I received the 8GB RAM variant for review, and let me tell you that it is all the RAM that you will need.Right out of the box, the Galaxy S10+ performs as fast as you would imagine. Two weeks later, the flagship is still snappy as ever. Apps opened swiftly and browsing through the UI was fluid. The chipset is a smooth and efficient operator, staying cool even under duress like playing games like PUBG on the absolute highest graphics settings. With 8GB of RAM, you won’t have to worry about the phone hanging on you while you multitask. Games run incredibly smooth with no lag and browsing through heavy apps and websites is buttery smooth as well.advertisement Samsung’s new One UI based on Android Pie nicely compliments what is a terrific hardware. It has taken a while, but I feel One UI is Samsung’s best, ost sorted software experience yet. One UI is designed to make the UI easy to use on larger phones. Samsung apps have been redesigned to offer action buttons on the bottom half of the display, leaving the top half for the header and content. There’s a lot of blank space this way, but I don’t mind it. It feels less cluttered and easier on the eyes. It is especially great for parents or grandparents who want an easy, no mess UI.One UI brings a new gesture navigation, which is a little difficult to get used to. My favorite feature is the system-wide Night Mode which turns the background pitch black, which looks fantastic and deep on the AMOLED display. There is some bloatware still, and you should be mindful of downloading some Samsung apps that push out annoying ads. The Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor is a major new feature that is seen for the first time on the Galaxy S10 and S10+. The technology uses sound waves to register a 3D model of your fingerprint. It is supposedly more accurate and faster than the optical in-display fingerprint sensor, and after two weeks of using it, i have to say it is true.The ultrasonic fingerprint sensor has ruined every other in-display fingerprint sensor for me.I won’t deny it, the ultrasonic fingerprint sensor has ruined me. The sensor is intuitive and works mostly flawlessly. Even with a thin screen guard on top, the sensor had no trouble recognising my fingerprint. All you have to do is lightly tap the surface of the designated area and the phone unlocks in a snap. The ripple animation is a nice touch and makes the whole process feel smooth and fluid. There is also a face unlock feature that isn’t as secure as Apple’s Face ID as it does not make a 3D map of the face.The stereo speakers on the Galaxy S10+ delivers a clear sound quality and good volume levels. Call quality is absolutely clear and I also did not experience any call drops during the review period.Galaxy S10+ cameraThe Galaxy S10+ offers some great cameras, that’s not so different than what we got last year with the Galaxy S9-series. But that’s also the problem. We are moving towards the age of computational photography where companies like Huawei, Google and Oppo are offering dedicated Night modes that are able to capture really impressive low-light shots. Today, even Samsung’s innovating Dual Aperture feature falls short. Samsung is yet to offer its own dedicated Night Mode and it is a feature that is desperately missing on the Galaxy S10-series.The Galaxy S10+ comes with the same triple camera setup as the regular S10. So you get a 12MP f/2.4 telephoto lens with OIS and autofocus, a 12MP wide-angle lens with Dual Aperture (f/1.5-2.4), and a 16MP ultra wide-angle f/2.2 sensor. On the front, the S10+ gets a 10MP f/1.9 main camera and a 8MP f/2.2 depth camera with support for Live Focus. Macros on the Galaxy S10+ offer great detail but colours are oversaturated Macros on the Mate 20 Pro show natural, true-to-life colours, but lacks in detail compared to the Galaxy S10+This is a pretty sweet camera setup that offers you more ways to shoot and capture an image compared to a typical dual camera setup. With a press of a button, you can quickly switch between a standard wide-angle, ultra wide-angle and telephoto. You also get options like Live Photo, Pro mode, Food, Super Slow-mo, Hyperlapse, and there is even a dedicated Instagram mode, which directly opens Instagram right after you have clicked a picture so you can share it instantly.IMAGE SAMPLESIn most lighting situations, the cameras work great. The primary camera captures incredible detail in daylight. The autofocus is fast and the stabilisation is great so you end up with crisp and sharp photos. The Galaxy S10+ captures incredible macros with tremendous detail, although the Mate 20 Pro manages to capture more accurate colours like in the macro below.Both the front and back cameras smooths faces particularly in low light conditions. Live Focus uses the primary wide-angle camera to capture bokehs rather than the telephoto lens, which is kind of weird, but it still gets the job done. You can adjust the blur while shooting or post shooting using the slider.The Galaxy S10+ offers great cameras, but computational photography is the way forward and Samsung’s flagship could really use that.The camera also gets some help from AI to recognise a bunch of different scenes. The AI also tries to detect when it’s night time to enable night photography, but this has been incredibly moody. This is when you really miss having a dedicated night mode. The Dual Aperture does a good job for low-light photography by switching to a wider f/1.5 aperture, and it is one of Samsung’s more underrated features. But compared to the AI-based Night Mode on the Mate 20 Pro or Google Pixel’s Night Sight, low-light photos on the S10+ feel lacking.All three cameras on the Galaxy S10+ are useful, but I particularly loved using the ultra wide-angle camera as it allowed me to fit more of a scene in a single frame, so you get a better perspective in situations where you’re cramped for space. Unlike the wide angle camera on the Galaxy A7 and A9 last year, the sensor on the Galaxy S10+ offers better detail and colour reproduction, and you can also manually adjust the exposure level as well.Galaxy S10+ batteryI have been impressed with the battery life of Samsung phones in 2019. Phones like the Galaxy M20, M30, A50 are just some of Samsung’s newest offerings that come with large batteries and even better battery optimisation, leading to over a full day worth of usage. The same can be said for the Galaxy S10+ as well as it gets a 4,100mAh battery. This 600mAh more than the Galaxy S9+, which is a big and much-needed bump.The 4,100mAh capacity allows the Galaxy S10+ to run for over a full day with ease. There are days I managed to get a day and a half of battery life and around 7 hours of screen on time, which is great. With the Always On display enabled always, the battery tends to drop faster, and you’ll probably have to charge the device by the end of the day. It will be interesting to see how well the battery holds up after a few months, but you shouldn’t worry about the initial performance. Galaxy S10-series is also the first to get the reverse wireless charging feature, which is similar to the Mate 20 Pro. You can enable the feature in the quick settings panel and place another device (like the Galaxy Buds or iPhone X) that supports wireless charging on the back of the Galaxy S10+ to charge. The charging speed is quite slow, and will likely only come in handy if your friend’s phone is close to dying. I personally didn’t use it much, but it’s always a nice feature to have. With the S10+’s large battery, you wouldn’t mind sharing some juice, but I’m not so sure whether one will be as generous with the regular S10.Should you buy the Samsung Galaxy S10+?The Galaxy S10+ is not just an incremental upgrade over the Galaxy S9+. It is pretty much a substantial upgrade in every way possible, and yet Samsung manages to keep its design aesthetic intact. The Galaxy S10+ offers the best of Samsung for its price, but it is a pretty steep price to pay, so the question you will need to ask yourself is just how much you’re willing to spend for a Samsung flagship.Samsung does justify the price by offering what is probably the best display on a smartphone right now. Moreover, you get an A+ performance, and so much RAM and storage that you probably won’t know what to do with. You also get a solid battery life for a flagship phone and an ultrasonic fingerprint sensor that is bound to impress most people. The only area where the Galaxy S10+ falls short is when it comes to low-light photography. But if you’re not someone who takes a lot of photos in dimly lit settings, then the Galaxy S10+ is kind of the perfect Android flagship right now.Samsung Galaxy S10+ review8.5/10ProsStunning displayExcellent battery lifePremium, lightweight designPowerful performanceOne UIConsLow-light camera performance could be betterlast_img read more

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The Hundred: Squads for 8 teams to be announced on October 20The Hundred: Squads for 8 teams to be announced on October 20

first_img Asian News International LondonMay 15, 2019UPDATED: May 15, 2019 20:00 IST Kids unveil the logo of ‘The Hundred’ (Twitter: @stokeycricket)HIGHLIGHTSThe Hundred will feature city-based teams made up of 15-member squad with a maximum of four overseas playersIt will involve the 1st player draft for a British sport to be televised live in the countryThe ECB is currently working on draft mechanics and the further details regarding the tournamentThe squads for eight teams for the upcoming tournament “The Hundred” will be finalised on October 20, England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced on Wednesday.”The players draft will be the first player draft for a British sport to be televised live in the country. The Hundred is an exciting new cricket competition that we hope will grow our wonderful sport even further. Fans can enjoy some of the world’s biggest names playing for eight brand new cricket teams across men’s and women’s competitions,” Tom Harrison, ECB Chief Executive Officer said in an official statement.”I’m sure there will be huge anticipation ahead of the first men’s players draft in October, as each of the squads are finalised live on Sky Sports and across the BBC,” he added.Hi everyone! Guess what?! We have been chosen to unveil the logo for #TheHundred, cricket’s new competition starting next summer check out the website here: https://t.co/O9JDO0PGn0 pic.twitter.com/abKn12ugFNStoke Newington CC (@StokeyCricket) May 15, 2019The new competition introduced by the ECB will feature city-based teams made up of 15-member squad with a maximum of four overseas players.”The Hundred” will be launched in July 2020 and it offers exciting 100 ball cricket featuring some of the world’s best players playing for eight teams.The board introduced the concept of “The Hundred” to offer world-class cricket, with matches being completed in less than 2.5 hours.The ECB is currently working on draft mechanics and the further details regarding the tournament are expected to be revealed soon.advertisementAlso Read | Indian players unlikely to feature in The Hundred, says ECB chief executiveAlso Read | England choose older Dukes ball with more prominent seam for AshesFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow The HundredFollow ECB The Hundred: Squads for 8 teams to be announced on October 20The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) introduced the concept of “The Hundred” to offer world-class cricket, with matches being completed in less than 2.5 hoursadvertisementlast_img read more

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Chill Out with a Cold Brew at these Winter Beer FestivalsChill Out with a Cold Brew at these Winter Beer Festivals

first_img The Best Campgrounds Near Major U.S. Cities Photo by Alyson McClaranThe cold months aren’t just for hibernating. While your initial instinct may be to sip an ale alone by the fire, instead get out and take advantage of a big winter beer festival.Denver Beer FestivusPhoto by Alyson McClaran Photo by Alyson McClaranWhere: Denver, ColoradoWhen: December 16, 2017Hosted at the Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum, Two Parts presents the sixth annual Seinfield-inspired Denver Beer Festivus. More than 50 Denver-area breweries will be in attendance, showcasing the best of one of America’s largest regional beer scenes. Wear your ugly holiday sweater, air your grievances. and enjoy the beer “Festivus” for the rest of us. Ticket prices start at $40.Extreme Beer FestWhere: Boston, MassachusettsWhen: February 2-3, 2018Seaport World Trade Center in Boston is home to the 2018 Extreme Beer Fest. Three tasting sessions will feature some of the best breweries in the world demonstrating their less-than-traditional beers. Hosted by the beer authority magazine Beeradvocate and sponsored by Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, this is a can’t miss for lovers of the weird and wild. A $65 ticket gets you three and a half hours with the most interesting beers money can buy.Big Beers, Belgians & Barley Wines FestivalPhoto by David Foxhoven Photo by David Foxhoven.Where: Breckenridge, ColoardoWhen: January 4-6, 2018Cold weather is meant for big, burly beers. High alcohol, intense flavors, and creative brewing techniques will be found aplenty at the Beaver Run Resort & Conference Center in Breckenridge for the Big Beers, Belgians & Barley Wines Festival. Get to know the makers by meeting brewers and owners while sipping lambics, strong ales, and similarly intense beers. Full weekend passes are sold out, but reserved seminar seats are still available.Arizona Strong Beer FestivalWhere: Phoenix, ArizonaWhen: February 10, 2018Timed conveniently during Arizona Beer Week, the Arizona Strong Beer Festival has 136 breweries lined up to tempt your tastebuds. A $100 VIP ticket includes Friday night’s brewers reception, early admission to the festival, 40 tastings, and private restroom access.Feature image by Alyson McClaran. The Best Oktoberfest Beers to Sip On This Season Editors’ Recommendations The McMenamins Effect: How 2 Brothers Helped Start Beervana 9 Best Fall Beers to Drink This Year, According to the Brewing Experts Why Fresh Hops Are Essentially the Magic Sauce of Craft Beer last_img read more

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NB police arrest two people after report of gunshotsNB police arrest two people after report of gunshots

first_imgMONCTON, N.B. – Police in New Brunswick have arrested two people in connection with a shooting incident in downtown Moncton on Sunday.Sgt. Andre Pepin of the Codiac RCMP said a 25-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman are in custody following an hours-long police operation.The pair were arrested at an apartment building Sunday afternoon, Pepin said.“We still have members at the apartment and at the scene of the shooting,” Pepin said Sunday afternoon. “We’ll be there for a few more hours as the investigation continues.”Officers were sent to respond to a report of shots fired Sunday morning, said Pepin, and an emergency response team arrived on the scene.Part of one street was blocked off while police secured the area, he said.The RCMP advised people to steer clear of the area, Pepin said, and residents were at one point asked to leave their homes.Pepin said there was no immediate danger to the public as the situation unfolded Sunday.No charges have been laid as the investigation continues, he said.last_img read more

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