LG Says No Plans For Next Google Nexus Device

first_imgIn spite of the overwhelming success of LG’s Nexus 4 smartphone, the company on Tuesday said it has no plans for the next generation Nexus device so far.A few hours after LG rolled out its much anticipated white Nexus 4 variant to the global market, Korean smartphone maker put the rumours of the next generation Nexus smartphone to rest. In a report published by Dutch website All About Phones, LG Mobile’s European Vice President Kim Wong said the company does not wish recreate the success of Nexus 4, making it clear that it does not have plans for its next collaboration.”There are currently no plans for a Nexus 5 made by us. We don’t need that kind of marketing exposure anymore. The Nexus 4 was a great success, even with the supply issues and we have a great relationship with Google. But we won’t make the Nexus 5,” revealed Kim Wong.The latest revelation from the smartphone maker came at a time when reports of Google-LG collaboration for the next Nexus device are doing the rounds.LG also confirmed that it will not be launching any smartphones featuring flexible displays this year, as the technology is still being developed.The report also quoted Wong as saying, “The tablet market is currently fairly segmented; nevertheless we continue to invest in it.” He mentioned that LG is prepping an Android tablet for the lucrative tablet market, but did not reveal its availability.last_img read more

Banking stocks lead indices to gains weak rupee dents sentiment

first_imgA broker monitors share prices at a brokerage firm in Mumbai August 9, 2011.ReutersThe Indian equity indices experienced a highly volatile session on Wednesday, but managed to make gains, as apprehensions over the tension between the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and the government gave way to investors clinching attractive deals.Consequently, the S&P BSE Sensex gained 550 points to reclaim the 34,000-mark, while the NSE Nifty setteled above 10,300 points.The day’s trade started on a shaky ground as reports emerged of the growing spat between the RBI and the government. The speculation over RBI Governor Urjit Patel’s resignation briefly led indices into the red during the afternoon session.However, healthy buying in finance, banking stocks along with export-dominated IT and healthcare counters lifted the market higher.On the other hand, metals index, however, lost over 1 percent contrary to the other sectoral indices on the National Stock Exchange which registered sharp gains in the range of 1 to 4 per cent.In terms of currency, the rupee closed at Rs 73.95 to a US dollar from its previous close of 73.68 following a similar trend in all the major currencies, which traded lower. Indian pedestrians walk on Dalal Street – Trader’s Street – next to the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) in Mumbai on March 7, 2014.INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty ImagesIndex-wise, the S&P BSE Sensex settled 550.92 points higher, or 1.63 per cent, at 34,442.05. It had opened at 33,963.09 from its previous close of 33,891.13.The Sensex swung 875 points, touching an intra-day high of 34,463.38 and a low of 33,587.24.The NSE’s Nifty ended the day at 10,386.60, up 188.20 points or 1.85 per cent.Besides, broader markets, S&P BSE MidCap gained 1.56 per cent, while S&P BSE SmallCap was up by 1.38 per cent also the market breadth was positive with 1,619 advances and 943 declines.According to Abhijeet Dey, Senior Fund Manager-Equities, BNP Paribas Mutual Fund: “Equity investors in India witnessed a relief rally on the last day of October 2018 as stock markets charged ahead with sharp gains.””The markets surged in mid-afternoon trade after the government clarified on a tussle with the Reserve Bank of India and said that it respects and nurtures central bank’s autonomy,”HDFC Securities’ Retail Research Head Deepak Jasani said: “Technically, with the Nifty rallying higher, the bulls seem to be in control,””Further upsides are likely once the immediate resistances of 10,396 are taken out. Crucial supports to watch for any weakness are at 10,285.”Investments wise, the provisional data with the exchanges showed that foreign institutional investors sold stocks worth Rs 193.65 crore on Wednesday while the domestic institutional investors bought scrip worth Rs 1,124.92 crore.The month has ended with an foreign fund outflow to the tune of Rs 28,921 crore (NSDL), highest monthly outflow in the equity segment since 2002.The top gainers on BSE were dominated by banking stocks, led by HDFC Bank, up 5.78 per cent at Rs 1,769.55; IndusInd Bank, up 4.47 per cent at Rs 1,424.45; Infosys, up 4.02 per cent at Rs 686.25; Axis Bank, up 3.43 per cent at Rs 581.90; and Yes Bank, up 3.30 per cent at Rs 188.05 a share.The top losers were: Coal India down 3.53 per cent at Rs 266.15; Tata Steel, down 2.25 per cent at Rs 552.40; Maruti Suzuki, down 1.33 per cent at Rs 6,608.95; Adani Ports, down 0.85 per cent at Rs 319.10 and Kotak Bank down 0.60 per cent at Rs 1,118 per share.last_img read more

Metro Tries Out New Safety Technology On The Light Rail Lines

first_imgListen 00:00 /01:11 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Share X – / 4Earlier this year, two people were hit and killed by trains just a few days apart. But the close calls are harder to measure. The transit agency has released several videos showing people walking or riding directly into the path of a train.To try to cut down on those incidents Metro is rolling out a new warning system, developed in conjunction with the Texas A&M Transportation Institute. As for how it works, a bluetooth signal from the train sets off an audible warning at the rail stop. Metro CEO Tom Lambert says they’re trying it out at two locations, Main Street Square and Hermann Park.“We expect to learn more lessons from this as we look to apply it at additional locations along the corridor,” adds Lambert.And they may expand the technology in the future according to Metro board member Jim Robinson.“Are there applications of this that can be put on people’s cellphones?” asks Robinson. “If they had the application on the cellphone and they were a motorist it would warn them the train was nearby.”Along with the new warning system, Metro says it’s also working on possible design changes at the Hermann Park and Med Center rail stops. last_img read more

Md Dermatologist Offers Tips to Avoid Winter Skin Damage

first_imgDry skin occurs throughout the year, however, for many Blacks, it can become increasingly uncomfortable during winter months. Cold temperatures, low humidity, and strong, harsh winds, according to dermatologists, deplete the skin of its natural lipid layer, which would normally help keep the skin from drying out. Black skin, as a result, can become very flaky, dry, and ashy in the winter.“Years ago, Black mothers might use anything from olive oil or cooking grease – later petroleum jelly – to keep skin soft and keep it from cracking, especially if working outdoors,” Rockville dermatologist Candice Drummond told the AFRO. “Some of us still apply the Vaseline, but there are a host of dietary and topical measure to keep the ash away.”To guard against dry skin and lips, Drummond recommends limiting baths or showers to 4-5 minutes, using lukewarm water and using non-drying, mild soap for cleansing. Long showers and baths actually strip the skin of its natural oils. “Many of us like using perfumed soaps or gels, which smell great, but do a fair job of drying out the skin in winter. Even mild soaps can have drying effects, so limit soap use to areas where you are prone to perspire or where dirt readily accumulates (face, hands, feet, underarms and groin area).”Avoid products with alcohol or that can be drying and irritating to the skin like harsh scrubs.Drummond also offered tips of daily moisturizing, being careful, again to avoid heavily perfumed lotions. “Look for lotions that contain humectants (glycerin, hyaluronic acid and urea). When you come out of the shower or bath, immediately apply the moisturizer to your damp skin. This will help to seal the moisture in and provide a protective barrier from the harsh winter environment,” Drummond said.Additionally, Dermatology News offered: Moisturizing the air at home and the office with a humidifier to keep the heating systems from inadvertently drying skin as they heat the area. A low-cost alternative to humidifiers are plants. When watered, plants help diffuse moisture throughout the room. Drummond added that many Black families keep a sauce pan with water in it on top of heating convectors to the same end.Avoid wool clothing next to your skin. Wool often irritates skin, making it itchy in the winter. Instead, wear cotton camisoles, undershirts, or long underwear underneath any wool clothing. Finally, keeping the body well hydrated by drinking ample amounts of water each day is critical to fighting against both dehydration and ash.If suffering from dry, itchy skin in spite of following these skin care tips, Drummond recommends seeing a dermatologist to make sure the condition is not from allergies or a skin condition like psoriasis or eczema.last_img read more