Trump fires back after polls show his favorability ratings in the basement

first_imgFederal Government | Nation & World | NPR News | PoliticsTrump fires back after polls show his favorability ratings in the basementJanuary 17, 2017 by Danielle Kurtzleben, NPR Share:Donald Trump loves superlatives: words like “biggest,” “best,” and “greatest” pepper many of his statements, whether at a microphone or on Twitter. But a recent poll lends him another, less attractive superlative: the lowest favorability rating of any incoming president in at least 40 years.That’s what a new ABC News-Washington Post poll shows, with only 40 percent of Americans currently viewing Donald Trump favorably and 54 percent unfavorably. That’s the lowest favorability for any incoming president since at least Jimmy Carter in 1977 in that poll. (Carter is the earliest data the poll presented). The next-lowest performer on this measure was George W. Bush in 2001, and his favorability rating was 16 points higher than Trump’s currently is.A new CNN/ORC poll bolsters this finding, showing Trump with 44 percent favorability (along with 53 percent unfavorability). (A Pew poll from last month had him at an even lower 37 percent.)Americans have a similarly dismal view of his transition — in both polls, only 40 percent of Americans said they approve of how Trump is handing his transition.According to the ABC-Washington Post data, that is likewise far lower than other recent presidents. George H.W. Bush, Clinton, and Obama all had transition approvals of 80 percent or higher. Even the relatively unpopular George W. Bush received 72 percent approval of his transition, according to the ABC-Washington Post data. (The CNN poll likewise found that only 40 percent of Americans approve of how the president-elect is handling the transition.)Trump himself, of course, isn’t pleased with the latest numbers, and used his favorite social media platform to voice his disapproval on Tuesday morning:Ironically, that kind of complaining about poll numbers may be helping to drive those poll numbers lower. Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain raised this as a possibility on Tuesday.The same people who did the phony election polls, and were so wrong, are now doing approval rating polls. They are rigged just like before.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 17, 2017“I think you can assume that it is because he seems to want to engage with every windmill that he can find, rather than focus on a large aspect of assuming the most important position on earth,” he told CNN’s Chris Cuomo. “And, obviously, apparently, according to the polls, many Americans are not happy with that approach, when he has not even assumed the presidency.”The tweeting itself hasn’t endeared Trump to many Americans. A recent Quinnipiac poll found that almost two-thirds of American voters believed that “Trump should close his personal Twitter account.” Even Republicans were about evenly split, with 49 percent saying he should close the @realDonaldTrump account, compared to 45 percent who disagreed.Even this relatively low favorability, though, is an improvement over Trump’s mid-campaign lows. As of April 2016, Trump’s favorability was only at about 28 percent, according to averages from RealClearPolitics. That average also trended upward after election day, when it was 37.5 percent, though it has leveled off since mid-December, settling at just above 42 as of today.And Trump still won. What’s more, however ugly Trump’s numbers may be, he may take some small comfort that when he takes office, his administration won’t be the most unpopular institution in Washington — Congress’ approval rating is currently at 14 percent.And that Congress, controlled by Republicans, gives him wide latitude in starting out on policy.Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.Share this story:last_img read more

After 20 Years and 9 Albums, Punk Band AFI Continues to…

first_imgUncategorizedAfter 20 Years and 9 Albums, Punk Band AFI Continues to Evolve—But Not Without a Little DarknessTalking with frontman Davey Havok about the band’s latest album, their new recording process, and playing L.A.By Puneet Singh – November 8, 20131111ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItAfter more than 20 years, a number one hit single, and millions of records sold, NorCal thrash-punk band AFI (almost never referred to by its full name, A Fire Inside) continues to evolve. The first decade of the new millennium found the group on a steep upward trajectory culminating with heavy radio rotation and four critically acclaimed albums. The band’s fan base is among the most loyal in rock, electrified by singer Davey Havok’s ferocious showmanship. In the wake of their ninth studio album, Burials, which debuted in Billboard’s Top 10 in October, AFI will play the first night of KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas on December 7. On the meticulously produced and brutally direct Burials, the group nods to their melodic past but delves into much murkier territory. We caught up with frontman Havok backstage before last week’s sold-out performance at the Fonda Theatre. Articulate and poised, he’s a striking contrast from the man who will soon be standing on fans’ shoulders bellowing at the top of his lungs as he shares the microphone with them. Havok chatted about the process of Burials and the band’s challenge of staying ahead of its own shadow. Are you excited to play Los Angeles? You couldn’t have asked for a better crowd.We couldn’t. Los Angeles has always been our strongest fan base. From the first time we came down here, we immediately had a great reaction. Back home, it took much longer to build up the fan base.After 20 years, is it difficult to continue evolving?The evolution of our sound is something we need in order to stay interested in what we’re doing. As we’re writing, the songs that feel best to us and satisfying what we need from a creative perspective inform what is to come thereafter. It’s not atypical for those stronger songs to dictate songs of a similar nature. It’s very organic. It just happens. If we find ourselves writing something that seems too familiar we tend to stray away from it because it’s boring. Burials is a sonic departure, then.It was written during a very chaotic period in my life and that chaos really shows in the songs. Musically speaking, it is very different from our last work. Crash Love (2009) was a very direct, straightforward rock record. This is far more layered, more so even than Decemberunderground (2006), which up until then was the most layered record we had created. This has gone even further. It’s never a conscious effort for us; it’s always a natural progression. Whatever feels right, we continue in that direction.Dark has always been your thing, but there is a certain weight to this record that’s noticeably different.True. You might be reacting to how direct it is, lyrically speaking. It is by far the most candid group of lyrics. If you look at Crash Love, it’s sociopolitical. If you look at the rest of the records, it’s all personal. But if you look at something like Sing the Sorrow (2003) or Black Sails in the Sunset (1999) or The Art of Drowning (2000), it’s more cryptic. There’s nothing cryptic about Burials. How was the process of writing this record different from the last few?The technology that we used in creating the songs really facilitated the songwriting. It helped with our craft. It allowed us to immediately review what we had created and detail the songs in a way that we had never been able to do in the past. The vocals were recorded in a way I had never recorded before. We tracked vocals the entire time as opposed to waiting until the end to track everything, which was refreshing for me. Also, my dear friend allowed us to write in his house (in Hollywood) and it gave us an environment in which we could work everyday for months and months without any pressing monetary concerns. I have a place in the Bay Area and for years, Jade and Hunter lived down here so it became very, very expensive to write records. If we didn’t have that generosity, we wouldn’t have been able to work that way and a different record would have resulted. How did working with producer Gil Norton affect the sound of the record?Working with Gil is great. He’s someone we wanted to work with on Crash Love but timing didn’t allow. We had very thorough demos that we presented to him. He really liked the songs and understood what we were trying to achieve with the record. He was able to pull the detail out of the layers that we had created without losing those layers, which is a very difficult task. He was so dedicated and so passionate; he spent hours and hours working on the record. He would work overtime. He would work on the weekends. He worked on his birthday.Where do you see the music of AFI going?You never know. We never know what we’re going to do until we sit down and do it. It’ll be a while before we do it again. We don’t stop until we’ve created a record that we’re very, very happy with. Having done this for 22 years it takes more and more to satisfy us. To tread new paths is more difficult when you have nine records.Burials is available now. AFI will play along with Kings of Leon, Vampire Weekend, Arctic Monkeys, Foals, Grouplove and others at KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas on Dec. 7. TAGSA Fire InsideAFIAlmost Acoustic ChristmasBandConcertEventKROQL.A. CultureMusicPunkPrevious articleTaste The Macallan, the Ramen Burger is Back, and More!Next articleJared Leto’s Love Letter to Los AngelesPuneet Singh RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR5 Not-To-Miss-Moments of AFI’s Tribute to John WilliamsAWOLNATION’s Aaron Bruno Works Through Several Christmas QuandariesMy Ed Wood Surf Rock Hollywood Boulevard Adventurelast_img read more

People / Brian Hancock and Michael Naatz boost management team at Kansas City Southern

first_imgBy Alexander Whiteman 11/09/2018 Kansas City Southern (KCS) has appointed Brian Hancock (pictured above) as chief innovation officer, with Michael Naatz taking over as chief marketing officer, both appointments effective from 1 October.Chief executive officer Patrick Ottensmeyer described the appointments of both Mr Hancock and Mr Naatz as “extremely fortunate”.“I am confident these appointments will further strengthen our leadership team and allow Brian and Mike to apply their diverse skills and experiences in new and exciting ways,” said Mr Ottensmeyer.“It also keeps KCS on track to fulfil our vision to be the fastest-growing, best-performing, most customer-focused transportation company in North America.”Mr Hancock’s is a newly created role. He joined KCS from Family Dollar in 2015 as chief marketing officer – a role he held for three years – and has also had stints at Martin-Brower, Whirlpool and Schneider National.Mr Naatz joined KCS in 2012 as chief information officer with responsibility for planning. Prior to that, he held multiple roles over a six-year period at YRC Worldwide, leaving as chief customer officer.“Among other things, Mike has strong experience in sales and customer service and a deep understanding of KCS’ operations,” added Mr Ottensmeyer.“He has 30 years of experience leading transportation and logistics organisations, touching all aspects of executive management and leadership.“This experience will be invaluable in merging traditional sales and marketing methods with new and developing technologies that our customers will expect in the future.”last_img read more

As Trump calls for an end to HIV epidemic, CDC reports progress has stalled

first_img As the Trump administration rolls out its plans to stanch the HIV epidemic in the United States, a federal report released Wednesday shows that the gradual declines in HIV infections witnessed in recent years have stalled.The number of new HIV infections has held steady at about 39,000 cases each year since 2013, according to the report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which focused on infections from 2010 to 2016. Before 2013, officials had seen drops in annual case numbers for roughly half a decade.The new report is consistent with data previously shared by federal health officials, but it comes as the administration embarks on its plan to end the country’s HIV epidemic within a decade. President Trump unveiled that effort earlier this month during the State of the Union.advertisement Comparing the Covid-19 vaccines developed by Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson Trending Now: Privacy Policy Andrew Joseph Newsletters Sign up for Daily Recap A roundup of STAT’s top stories of the day. Related: Other groups facing elevated risks of HIV infection include transgender people and people who inject drugs.The report also found:Rates of HIV infections dropped from 2010 to 2016 for blacks, whites, and people of multiple races, but stayed flat for Asians and Latinos. But overall, blacks had the highest infection rate — 49.6 per 100,000 people — which was almost double the rate for the demographic group at second-highest risk, people of multiple races, which had a rate of 26.9 per 100,000 people.In 2016, the rate of infections for men was 23.9 per 100,000 people, but just 5.1 per 100,000 women.The Northeast saw a decline in infections from 2010 to 2016, but the Midwest, South, and West all had similar infection rates over the time period.The CDC estimates that of the roughly 1.1 million people living with HIV in the United States, 15 percent do not know they have the virus. That is why diagnosis and early treatments are key parts of the administration’s new plan: If people know they have the virus, they can start antiretroviral therapies. And if the drugs reduce a person’s viral levels to an undetectable point, that person seems to be unable to spread the virus to another person.Another element of the new effort focuses on expanding the number of people on pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP — a drug that people who are at higher risk of being exposed to HIV can take to dramatically reduce their chances of contracting the virus. But the CDC has said only about one-fifth of the 1.1 million people who should be taking PrEP do so, in part because of cost and insurance issues and in part because doctors do not always offer it. Please enter a valid email address. @DrewQJoseph Although public health researchers and advocates have been largely welcoming of the initiative, some have said that the administration has an uneven track record on HIV policy. Trump, for example, went a year after firing his HIV/AIDS advisory panel before new members were sworn in, and the administration has also turned back health protections for LGBT Americans.Men who have sex with men account for about 70 percent of new HIV infections, the new CDC report said. Among men who have sex with men, infections fell 16 percent from 2010 to 2016 for whites, stayed flat for blacks, and increased 30 percent for Latinos. HealthAs Trump calls for an end to HIV epidemic, CDC reports progress has stalled center_img By Andrew Joseph Feb. 27, 2019 Reprints Leave this field empty if you’re human: The national progress in HIV reduction over the years obscures regional disparities, the persistence of which help explain why the declines have stalled. Cities like San Francisco and New York have aggressively implemented plans similar to the new federal initiative, but such efforts might run into more obstacles in places like the rural South, where stigma and access to care are larger issues.The federal plan takes geography into account. It is targeting its initial efforts at 48 counties, Washington, D.C., and San Juan, Puerto Rico — places where more than 50 percent of new HIV infections are acquired. The initiative is also focused on seven states with HIV challenges in rural areas: Arkansas, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Missouri, Mississippi, Alabama, and South Carolina. Can the U.S. end the HIV epidemic in a decade, as Trump pledged? Tags infectious diseasepolicypublic healthWhite House Packets containing condoms, clean syringes, and other items are available in a vending machine in a poor neighborhood in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Ricardo Arduengo/AP “Together, we will defeat AIDS in America — and beyond,” Trump said. About the Author Reprints [email protected] General Assignment Reporter Andrew covers a range of topics, from addiction to public health to genetics. The plan specifically aims to cut new HIV infections by 75 percent within five years and by at least 90 percent within a decade. Top federal health officials — including CDC Director Robert Redfield and Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases — have outlined steps that include diagnosing people with the virus as early as possible, starting treatment early to suppress the virus, and protecting people from infections.advertisementlast_img read more

Statement from Chief Public Health Officer of Canada on March 14, 2021

first_imgStatement from Chief Public Health Officer of Canada on March 14, 2021 From: Public Health Agency of CanadaOn March 14, 2021, Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, issued the following statement on COVID-19.March 14, 2021 | Ottawa, ON | Public Health Agency of CanadaThe COVID-19 pandemic continues to create stress and anxiety for many Canadians, particularly those who do not have ready access to their regular support networks. Through the Wellness Together Canada online portal, people of all ages across the country can access immediate, free and confidential mental health and substance use supports, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.During the COVID-19 pandemic, Canadians have taken incredible steps to support one another with compassion through this challenging time. However, for many groups, the pandemic has exacerbated stigma and discrimination /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:anxiety, Canada, covid-19, Government, health, Internet, mental, mental health, online, Ottawa, pandemic, public health, stresslast_img read more

Readout of First Principals Committee Meeting on Advancing Equity

first_imgReadout of First Principals Committee Meeting on Advancing Equity The White HouseToday, Domestic Policy Advisor Susan Rice convened the first Principals Committee Meeting on Advancing Equity as outlined by President Biden’s January 20th Executive Order on advancing equity and support for underserved communities. The Committee is chaired by the Domestic Policy Advisor and includes Cabinet-level leaders from all federal agencies and senior White House officials tasked with enacting a comprehensive approach to advancing equity for all throughout our federal policies and institutions.During the virtual meeting, Cabinet leaders and senior Administration officials – including the Secretaries of Transportation, Agriculture, and the Administrator of the Small Business Administration – shared their work to date to embed equity and racial justice at the highest levels of the federal government. With the majority of the Cabinet in place, agency leaders affirmed their commitment to ensure that the President’s Executive Order leads to historic and ambitious work to advance equity that matches the urgency of this moment. Agency leadership and senior White House officials also discussed OMB guidance to agencies on coordinating implementation of the Order. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Agriculture, business, Cabinet, executive order, federal government, Government, house, justice, leadership, President, race, racial justice, Small Business, United States, White Houselast_img read more

46% India’s younger healthcare professions don’t know how to use digital patient data to inform patient care: study

first_img Add Comment 46% India’s younger healthcare professions don’t know how to use digital patient data to inform patient care: study Adoption of AI/ML can disrupt healthcare services Read Article By EH News Bureau on December 10, 2020 WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Share MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Healthcare IT HR Life News Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha digital healthcareFuture Health Index 2020 reporthealthcare educationPhilips IndiaTelehealth The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Philips Future Health Index report captures vital insights from a new generation of healthcare professionals, revealing the gap between their expectations around training, technology and culture, and the reality of their experience as healthcare professionalsPhilips India announced the India findings of its 15-country Future Health Index (FHI) 2020 report- The age of opportunity: Empowering the next generation to transform healthcare. Emphasising the role of digital healthcare, the study reveals that 91 per cent of younger Indian healthcare professionals feel that digital health technologies, including Adaptive Intelligence (AI), telehealth and digital health records amongst others, will aid in improving patients’ experiences and 90 per cent say they are an important tool to achieve better patient outcomes. Above other countries surveyed, 81 per cent of younger Indian healthcare professionals believe that AI will allow them to offer personalised care. Digital health records topped the list as the most beneficial technology for improving patient care over the next five years.Commenting of the launch of the India report, Rohit Sathe, Vice President, Health Systems, Philips Indian Subcontinent said, “As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the healthcare landscape has shifted dramatically. The pandemic has accelerated the pace of adoption of digital technologies that will enable healthcare professionals in delivering improved patient outcomes. Philips’ Future Health Index 2020 India study confirms the desire of younger healthcare professionals to embrace healthcare technology whilst highlighting the need of right training by healthcare institutions on the use of these technologies. To support the industry’s rapid demand and shift towards digitisation, we have organised over 100 hours of digital learning engagements and webinars for healthcare professionals in India. We hope that the insights from our report will offer guidance to key stakeholders on empowering the new generation of healthcare professionals.”The report also evaluated the gaps in healthcare education and training of younger healthcare professionals in India. It pointed that although 81 per cent of younger Indian healthcare professionals only knew it by name, knew a little or knew nothing at all about value-based care, 46 per cent expressed that they do not know how to use digital patient data to inform patient care. The study revealed that more than half (69 per cent) of younger Indian healthcare professionals believe that training on understanding the data outputs of new technologies will enable them to use digital patient data most effectively.The report has captured vital insights from a new generation of healthcare professionals, revealing the gap between their expectations around training, technology and culture, and the reality of their experience as healthcare professionalsKey findings of India Future Health Index 2020: Harnessing technology to help transform healthcare87 per cent of younger Indian healthcare professionals believe that the right technologies have the potential to reduce their workload81 per cent younger Indian healthcare professionals agree that the adoption of digital health technologies have the potential to lower their stress levels90 per cent of them believe that digital health technologies are an important tool to improve patient outcomesCreating the ideal healthcare working environment70 per cent of younger Indian healthcare professionals regularly experience work-related stress85 per cent of younger Indian healthcare professionals working at ‘Smart’ facilities are satisfied with their work67 per cent of younger healthcare professionals in India feel they can drive change in how their hospital or practice is managedFuture Health Index 2020 reflects independent research, commissioned by Philips in 15 countries, in which India was included. It is based on the assessment of care delivery against the Quadruple Aim (better patient outcomes, improved patient experience, improved staff satisfaction, and a lower cost of care) with a focus to build sustainable healthcare systems. Comments (0) Related Postslast_img read more

Greater incentive for companies to invest in Urban Renewal

first_imgGreater incentive for companies to invest in Urban Renewal JusticeNovember 25, 2010 RelatedGreater incentive for companies to invest in Urban Renewal RelatedGreater incentive for companies to invest in Urban Renewal RelatedGreater incentive for companies to invest in Urban Renewalcenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail There is now greater incentive for companies to invest in the redevelopment and renewal of urban areas, with the passing of the Urban Renewal and Tax relief Amendment Act, by the House of Representatives on November 23.Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Hon. Audley Shaw who piloted the Bill, said that investors had become “frustrated with the vagaries of crime and have left the area taking with them many jobs and many opportunities.”“The amendments are considered a quantum leap towards reviving urban areas such as downtown, Kingston. This of course will include other areas, such as Spanish Town and Montego Bay, in terms of attracting investment to those blighted areas,” the Minister said.He also pointed out that the legislation is driven by the need to transform urban areas, improve the standard of living of residents and revive the economy.The amendment will allow for the exemption from stamp duty and transfer tax, the acquisition of land for use by approved developers. It will also allow for an increase from 25 per cent to 33 1/3 per cent tax credit of the capital expenditure, in respect of improvement works carried out in the special development area.Provision is also made, with some exemptions, to ensure that entities benefiting from income tax relief under the Act will be disentitled from claiming similar benefits under other Acts.In his remarks on the Bill, Member of Parliament for Central Kingston, Ronald Thwaites said he is in support of the measures laid out in the Act, emphasising that there is need for “this special focus on urban renewal”.“I believe it would depress the crime situation if people had better opportunities for living. I applaud the initiative being taken by government, spearheaded by the Urban Development Corporation, in order to begin very experimentally, a process of redevelopment of certain premises in West Kingston and Central Kingston,” Mr. Thwaites said. Advertisementslast_img read more

Huawei has eyes on No2 smartphone spot, unveils new devices

first_img Huawei founder urges shift to software AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 05 JAN 2016 Justin manages the editorial content for the Mobile World Live portal and award-winning Mobile World Live TV service. In the last few years Justin has launched and grown a portfolio of premier media products, which include the Mobile World Congress… Read more LIVE FROM CES 2016: China’s Huawei revealed ambitions to become the world’s second-largest smartphone player by 2018 as the company unveiled new products this morning.“Huawei took the number three smartphone spot in 2015 with 9.7 per cent market share,” stated Richard Yu, CEO of the company’s Consumer Business Group. “Within two years we have a chance to be number two.”Apple has a 11.8 per cent market share, giving it the second spot behind Samsung (28.3 per cent share).Yu suggested that this objective is realistic due to recent growth. Last year its smartphone shipments jumped 44 per cent, with 108 million units shipped in 2015.Mate 8The flagship smartphone (pictured above) unveiled this morning was a device that has already been teased, the Huawei Mate 8. With a 6-inch screen, the device will launch across Europe, the Middle East, Southeast China, South Africa and Mexico at €599 for the 32GB model and €699 for the 64GB version. However, in the US the company is touting the Huawei GX8 (a version of the G8/G7 Plus already available in other markets), available in Q1 for $350.The Mate 8 comes with some impressive battery performance stats, with Huawei calling it the first smartphone that provides more than two days usage on a single charge, as well as powering 17 hours of HD video. A new Mocha Brown version is also available, in addition to Champagne Gold, Moonlight Silver and Space Gray.m2MediaPad M2Huawei’s new MediaPad M2 tablet was also thrown in to the works, featuring a 10.1-inch display and available in 4 versions (from $349 to $469). A partnership with Harman/Kardon is touted to provide a “rich sonic audio experience.”hw1Huawei WatchBuilding on the launch of its first smartwatch unveiled at Mobile World Congress last February, Huawei unveiled two new versions targeting the female market: the Huawei Watch Jewel ($599) and Elegant ($499, pictured). The Chinese company is partnering with crystal retailer Swarovski on the two new editions.Nexus 6P and Google partnershipFinally, Huawei took time to talk up its high-profile partnership with Google via the Nexus 6P. The vendor announced a new colour for the device – Matte Gold. Strikingly, Kevin Ho, President of Huawei’s handset division at the Consumer Business Group, declared its alliance with Google as one of its most important and something the vendor wants to “enhance.”One notable exception to today’s product portfolio was any confirmation that Huawei plans to bring its mid-end Honor brand to the US. The Honor range has launched in Europe to a relative degree of success and earlier rumours suggested it could be about to cross the pond. Related Author HuaweiMate8MediaPadNexus6P Justin Springham center_img Devices Xiaomi Q4 boosted by Huawei woes Previous ArticleInterview: CES’ Gary ShapiroNext ArticleAT&T looks for smart cities shift in IoT strategy Xiaomi ousts Huawei in Latin America smartphones HomeDevicesNews Huawei has eyes on No2 smartphone spot, unveils new devices Tags last_img read more

Stenson leads strong contending cast

first_imgORLANDO, Fla. – Henrik Stenson has a tortured history here at Bay Hill, a collection of close calls that have tested his mettle and certainly his patience. Sunday at the Arnold Palmer Invitational won’t get any easier. Not with a course that is already firm and fast and fiery, just the way the King would have wanted it. And not with 13 players within five shots of the lead, a star-studded group that includes Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Rickie Fowler and, yes, even Tiger Woods. Without his best stuff Saturday, Stenson still managed to edge ahead of Bryson DeChambeau to take a one-shot lead heading into the final round. It’s familiar territory for the Swede, who posted four consecutive top-10s here from 2013-16, including a few agonizing near-misses. Three years ago, Stenson appeared on his way to victory when he was put on the clock on the 15th hole. Rattled, he three-putted the next two holes and lost by a stroke. The following year, he was tied for the lead with three holes to play, then hit it in the water on 16 and bogeyed two of the last three holes. “It wouldn’t be the only tournament where you feel like you’ve got some unfinished business,” Stenson said, “but I’ve been up in the mix a few times and we’re here again, so of course I would like to see a different outcome.” What will be interesting to watch Sunday is whether history repeats itself. Neither Stenson nor DeChambeau is quick-paced, with DeChambeau even acknowledging that he’s one of the game’s most methodical players, stepping off pitch shots and checking (and re-checking) his reads on the green. With so much at stake, it’s not a stretch to imagine both players grinding to a halt on a course that got “crusty” in the late-afternoon sun. “We’ve got a lot of guys behind me,” DeChambeau said, “so I’ve got to go deep tomorrow.” Full-field scores from the Arnold Palmer Invitational Arnold Palmer Invitational: Articles, photos and videos The 24-year-old earned his breakthrough victory last July at the John Deere Classic, but that was one hot week as he tried to play his way out of a slump. Even this week’s performance was unexpected, after he withdrew from the Valspar Championship because of a balky back. Last weekend he underwent an MRI (clean), didn’t touch a club for three days and showed up here cautiously optimistic. His ball-striking hasn’t suffered at all – in fact, he’s ranked fifth in strokes gained-tee to green – and now he’s relishing the chance to take on some of the game’s biggest names. “Whatever happens,” he said, “it’s going to be a great learning experience.” Of the 13 players within five shots of the lead, 10 are Tour winners. That includes McIlroy, whose putter has finally come alive, and Rose, who shot a third-round 67 to move within three shots, and Fowler, whose game is rounding into form, and also Woods, who has won a record eight times at Bay Hill.  Even if he doesn’t pick up a pre-Masters victory – he’s five shots back, the same deficit he erased here in 2009 – Woods has showed flashes of his old self at one of his favorite playgrounds, whether it’s the blistered 2-irons off the tee, the daring approach shots or the drained 40-footers. “I’ve got a chance,” he said. And so do the rest of the major champions and PGA Tour winners assembled near the top of the leaderboard. It should be a wild final round at Arnie’s Place – even if Stenson, for once, is hoping for a drama-free Sunday.last_img read more