The Latest: Karate worlds postponed by 1 year to 2021

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___This year’s karate world championships have been postponed for one year because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Latest: Karate worlds postponed by 1 year to 2021 Another tennis player has tested positive for the coronavirus after taking part in an exhibition series organized by Novak Djokovic in Serbia and Croatia.Viktor Troicki says he and his pregnant wife have both been diagnosed with the virus. The former top-20 player from Serbia played against Djokovic in Belgrade during the first part of the two-leg tour.Djokovic was the face behind the Adria Tour. The series started in the Serbian capital and then moved to Zadar, Croatia, last weekend.There were no social distancing measures observed at the matches in either country.Three-time Grand Slam semifinalist Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria said Sunday he has tested positive for the virus. Borna Coric played Dimitrov on Saturday in Zadar and said Monday he has also tested positive. Associated Press Djokovic left Croatia after the final was canceled and was tested in Belgrade. The results are expected soon.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The World Karate Federation says the championships will now take place from Nov. 16-21, 2021, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.The governing body says “the well-being and safety of competitors and fans could not be ensured amid the ongoing epidemic of COVID-19.”Karate was set to make its debut at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo but that event has also been postponed by a year.The karate worlds are held every two years. The scheduled 2022 event has also been put back one year to 2023 in Budapest, Hungary.___ June 23, 2020last_img read more

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Serious crime declining: Nqakula

first_img17 February 2003Serious crime categories in the country are either stable or on the decline, acording to Safety and Security Minister Charles Nqakula.Addressing the media during Parliamentary briefing sessions in Cape Town on Monday, Nqakula said the gains made in reducing the levels of crime in the country were the result of a 10-year programme initiated by the Justice, Crime Prevention and Security cluster in 2000 to stabilise or reduce crime and build capacity in the cluster departments.The cluster comprises the departments of safety and security, correctional services, justice and constitutional development, and intelligence.Nqakula said incidents of murder had already decreased by almost 17% since 1999 due to a concentrated action on specific tendencies such as gang violence, taxi violence and other manifestations of inter-group violence.To ensure an even further reduction in crime levels, crime combating units have been established to deal with medium-risk operations as well as operations requiring high levels of force, Nqakula said.The minister said stabilisation initiatives were under way in 45 priority areas where there were high levels of violent crimes, while special projects were put in place to address murder and rape in 94 areas.Major events hosted in safetyNqakula said the conditions were ripe for the government to forge a people’s contract for a safer and better South Africa.He was referring to the country’s ability to host major events without any criminal incident. Last July, South Africa hosted the launch of the African Union in Durban without any criminal incident, as well as the World Summit on Sustainable Development in August.Nqakula said that to date, no serious incidents of crime and security breach had been reported at the Cricket World Cup, which South Africa is currently hosting.“As President Thabo Mbeki highlighted in his State of the Nation on Friday, our successes in the sphere of criminal justice system will depend on communities volunteering to assist the security agencies in this work,” said Nqakula.He added that this success would involve consolidating all partnerships – like the efforts involving Business Against Crime (BAC), and a recent development in Khayelitsha in the Western Cape where business, education and community leaders had joined forces to address crime.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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@Jesus Has Forsaken Me, But I Still Have Fake @SteveJobs

first_imgRelated Posts Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… mike melanson I went to bed last night and noticed my inbox was overflowing with notices from Twitter that I had new followers – 71 new followers to be exact. By the time I woke up yesterday morning there were 21 more. Today, there are even more. I was confused at first, but then I realized what it must be – that fake Steve Jobs Twitter account I made follow me using the “accept @username” bug on Monday.If you weren’t around on Monday and closely paying attention to the tech world, then you might have missed it. There was a bug on Twitter that allowed any user to simply tweet “accept @username” and that person would automatically begin following you. It was a blast. People ran around getting whoever they could think of, from President Barack Obama to Bill Gates to Conan O’Brien, to follow them. The bug was that an SMS code, normally used by those with private accounts to accept new followers using their phone, had this unexpected force-follow functionality. It had been originally found in Turkey days earlier by a 17-year-old named Bora Kirca but didn’t make it to the mainstream until Monday morning.Once Twitter got wind of the situation, they began working on the bug. At one point, everyone’s follower/following count was reset to zero, the Twitter-verse went crazy, and then it all seemed to go back to normal. We watched as one celebrity after another unfollowed us and their following numbers slowly dropped back to pre-bug levels. But that’s all we were really paying attention to – the big celebrities we had followed. Twitter’s last update on the cleanup said that it had finished its cleanup and the rest was up to you:We’ve finished our cleanup of the spurious followings generated a result of this bug. If you are still seeing folks you are following who you didn’t choose to follow, please use the block or unfollow tools to remedy.According to Twitter spokesperson Sean Garrett, the fix was a “programmatic rollbak where we had a high-level of certainty of forced follows.”“Since users can manually unfollow, we erred on the side of not dissolving ‘real’ relationships. The reality is that verified users had the bulk of the rollbacks but certainly not all,” explained Garrett. “Regardless of how we fixed the situation, this obviously never should have happened in the first place, and we are working hard to make sure that this type of thing doesn’t happen again.”So if you’re finding that there’s this crazy spam Twitter account that you’re now following that’s clogging up your client, you might not be crazy – Twitter might have missed it. For me, though, it looks like me and good old fake Steve Jobs are pals and I’ll continue to reap the follows of people who think I’m important enough to be one of six people the real Steve Jobs would follow. Tags:#NYT#twitter#web center_img The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

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iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus? We explain which one is right for you

first_img}In a big change from its earlier stance, this year Apple launched two models of the iPhone with different screen sizes. Apple was a company that disliked large-screen phones like Galaxy Note. In fact, Steve Jobs once famously compared them to hummers.But then the popularity of large-screen phones shows that people do like them. So here we are, in 2014, with Apple releasing iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.In case you were not paying attention last week, the iPhone 6 is a device with 4.7-inch screen. The Phone 6 Plus, meanwhile, sports a 5.5-inch screen. Interestingly, the screen size is not the only difference between these two devices. It doesn’t look all that apparent from Apple’s product images but the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are different from each other in some other important ways.Both models are likely to launch in India in October, so you will have to wait a while before you can get hold of your precious new iPhone. But while you are waiting, think about this: which one is right for you? Let’s help you decide.In fact, we have two answers to this question – short and long (how ironic).Short answer first.If you love, adore, heart your current iPhone because it is cute and cuddly?Buy the iPhone 6. The one with the 4.7-inch screen. It won’t be as cute and small as your existing iPhone, but it won’t be like Galaxy Note either, a “monstrosity” that you probably hate.If you like your existing iPhone but feel a tinge of jealousy whenever your co-worker takes out his Galaxy Note 3 to play a video game on it?advertisementBuy the iPhone 6 Plus. We understand your love for Apple and iOS kept your relationship with the iPhone going even though you were lusting after something more wilder like the Galaxy Note or the LG G3. But now you have a choice. You can get a big-screen iPhone and still be in the Apple camp with the iPhone 6 Plus.Now for the long answer.If screen size is not the primary criteria for you and you are genuinely confused between whether to buy the iPhone 6 or the iPhone 6 Plus, read on to understand how they are different and then decide.iPhone 6 is more compact and ergonomically will fit hands betterThis is something obvious. The iPhone 6 is around 0.8 inches shorter, 0.4 inches less wider and 0.2mm slimmer compared to the Plus version. While these numbers don’t look all that large but they make a big difference in a phone. The iPhone 6 is also 40 grams lighter than the bigger model. The more modest dimension means that iPhone 6 will fit better in your hands and you will be able to use it even with single hand, unless you have small hands.iPhone 6 Plus has a sharper and more useful screenNo, it is not only the size that is different. The iPhone 6 Plus has a screen with FullHD resolution, which gives it a pixel density of 401 PPI compared to 326 PPI that the iPhone 6 screen has. In simple words, expect the iPhone 6 Plus to show sharper text and images despite its big display. The bigger display, as we found in the case of Android devices, also makes consuming media – watching movies, playing games, reading something, browsing web – more fun and enjoyable experience.iPhone 6 Plus has a better cameraThe bigger size of the iPhone 6 Plus has allowed Apple to fit in it a camera module with optical image stabilisation (OIS). OIS is already available on many high-end Android phones but the iPhone 6 Plus is the first iPhone to get it. While we expect even the iPhone 6 to click stellar images (for a phone), the OIS may help the Plus model to click images and videos that are sharper, especially in the low light when the aperture is likely to remain open for an extra millisecond.iPhone 6 Plus will offer better battery lifeThe large size of iPhone 6 Plus has also helped Apple cram a bigger battery into the device. And even though the bigger battery will be feeding a bigger – and consequently more power hungry – display, Apple says that the iPhone 6 Plus will offer overall better battery life. For example, the iPhone 6 Plus is supposed to provide 14 hours of video playback compared to 11 hours of playback that iPhone 6 can manage. Similarly, the Plus model can last 12 hours of web browsing on 3G while the smaller device can only manage 11 hours. These are all Apple’s official figures and the battery life that you get from the iPhone 6 or the iPhone 6 Plus will depend on how you use your phone. But one thing is almost certain that the iPhone 6 Plus will likely offer better battery life.advertisementApps in landscape mode, split screen on the iPhone 6 PlusFinally, an iPhone will run apps in landscape mode. But interestingly the feature is limited to the bigger iPhone. Similarly, on the iPhone 6 Plus you will be able to run apps in split screen mode, somewhat similar to how you can do it on Samsung’s Galaxy devices. The iPhone 6 doesn’t possess the same cool tricks.  iPhone 6 is cheaperWell, before you say that iPhone 6 Plus is a better choice, take a look at the prices of both iPhones. The price of the unlocked iPhone 6 in the US is $649 for the 16GB model. In India, this should translate to somewhere above Rs 50,000. The price of the iPhone 6 Plus, is however, $749. That is a cool $100 more than the smaller iPhone.Yes, the iPhone 6 Plus packs in better hardware but it also costs more. In terms of user experience we don’t expect the iPhone 6 Plus and the iPhone 6 to have much difference, unless you really really love a large-screen phone. So, whether the iPhone 6 Plus will be worth paying the extra Rs 10,000 or not is something only you will be able to decide.last_img read more

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