Tags Amazon Message To Amazon: Now that you have regular people making your home deliveries.. Maybe they should wear a Vest with AMAZON DELIVERY on it….. I almost shot a MF creeping up to my crib last night…. Just sayin.— ICE T (@FINALLEVEL) May 21, 2019 “Just sayin…thanks for the suggestion,” Clark wrote. “We MF’ing love you and our drivers. Lots of innovations coming on this and many that already exist to help you track your package and delivery on a map. Thanks for being a customer.”Contractors who deliver packages as part of Amazon Flex aren’t required to wear uniforms, but they can use something called virtual ID on their phones to confirm their identity. Lisa Lake/Getty Images Ice-T has some advice for Amazon.The rapper took to Twitter on Tuesday to blast the e-commerce giant for not making it clear who its delivery drivers are. “Message To Amazon: Now that you have regular people making your home deliveries.. Maybe they should wear a Vest with AMAZON DELIVERY on it….. I almost shot a MF creeping up to my crib last night…. Just sayin,” Ice-T tweeted. 3 Share your voice 0:55 First published May 22 at 3:14 p.m. PT.Update, 5:02 p.m.: Adds background on Amazon Flex. Now playing: Watch this: What Amazon’s one-day shipping means for you Just sayin…thanks for the suggestion. We MF’ing love you and our drivers. Lots of innovations coming on this and many that already exist to help you track your package and delivery on a map. Thanks for being a customer.— Dave Clark (@davehclark) May 21, 2019 Comments Online Amazon’s customer service account quickly responded, asking the rapper to share details about the incident on a company support page. Dave Clark, Amazon’s senior vice president of worldwide operations, also responded to Ice-T’s tweet.
Low latency is the real game-changer for 5GSpeed is just one part of what makes 5G so appealing, though. At the Shape conference, AT&T made a point to emphasize 5G’s worth to businesses and developers. Interactive demos by companies like Magic Leap, Nvidia, Nokia, Google and IBM gave me a tiny glimpse into how that 5G speed can bring creative dreams and utilities a step closer to reality. As I came across these demonstrations, though, I began to notice 5G’s true secret weapon: really low latency. Latency is the time it takes your computer or gaming console to send data to an online server and get data back. The less time this takes, the better.A whack-a-mole-style game from Ericsson showed off how vastly different the latency is between 5G, 4G and 3G connections. Instead of moles, there was an arcade table console that had small plastic circles across the top. When a circle lit up, you simply pressed it to get a point. While it sounds easy enough, when I played the game I wore a VR headset with cameras on the front. I could see only the live feed inside the headset, which was streamed over a 5G connection. Gameplay felt natural and easy until the connection switched to 4G. Once that kicked in, my timing was immediately off. Things got much worse when the connection switched to 3G. This demo was such an effective and fun way to show how 5G’s latency is crazy low, it became one of my most memorable takeaways.In addition, Nvidia showed off its GeForce Now, a cloud streaming service for games. I played Batman Arkham City over 5G and had no idea I wasn’t playing a local copy. Movements were smooth and reflexive gameplay felt no different than on a PlayStation. Low latency won’t make headlines, but it means businesses can use cloud computing to create more-powerful experiences on our phones and devices. And I think it’s smart that AT&T is rolling out its 5G network to businesses and developers first. Back when Apple first released the iPhone, there wasn’t an app store until a year later. Perhaps it would have been better for the apps develop first, since they were what made the iPhone truly so innovative.AT&T is pushing businesses and developers to discover compelling uses for 5G. And those uses will be what ultimately makes 5G go mainstream to consumers. Until then, expect more speed tests and 5G phones that are aimed at early adopters.Originally published June 22, 11:41 a.m. PTUpdate, 6:48 p.m.: Adds details on speeds and demos.Update, June 25, 12:30 p.m.: Adds possible timing of 5G rollout to consumers Share your voice Samsung, LG, Motorola: How soon can we expect 5G phones? 55 Now playing: Watch this: AT&T 5G network has some of the fastest speeds we’ve… Mobile 9:40 Usain Bolt-fast 5G speedsArmed with a Galaxy S10 5G phone, I ran a dozen speed tests around a square back lot at Warner Bros. that was dotted with 5G millimeter wave nodes on rooftops. I was able to measure upload and download speeds and to download hours of movies and TV shows in a matter of seconds. The takeaway? AT&T 5G Plus is faster than The Flash when he has to pee. I got speeds that were consistently over 1Gbps, often hitting 1.6 to 1.7Gbps. That’s six times faster than my home internet.I ran 12 tests with the Speedtest.net benchmarking app to measure speeds, and eight were over 1.4Gbps. The top speed was 1.782Gbps, which is faster than the top speed of 1.3Gbps we experienced on Verizon’s 5G network in Chicago and well above the 484Mbps top mark we recorded in Dallas on Sprint’s 5G network.I downloaded and installed PUBG Mobile, which is 1.96GB, in 27 seconds while the download and install time was one minute and 23 seconds. The first season of Blue Planet II (six hours of video) took 17 seconds to download with the Netflix app. And the first four episodes of The Swamp Thing downloaded from the DC app took 52 seconds.To see how AT&T’s 5G speeds compare to Verizon and Sprint, read: Verizon vs. AT&T vs. Sprint 5G throwdown: The battle rages on.From what I experienced on Saturday, 5G is still very much in its raw cookie dough state. Networks are still being built out, and the tests I ran were a small but wonderful tease of what our future wireless connections should be able to do.But it’s worth noting that the speeds I experienced on AT&T’s 5G Plus are available only in small zones for businesses like Warner Bros. and Magic Leap. Consumers could have to wait until at least 2020 before they can experience these insane speeds themselves. 13 Photos Comments Tags We tested AT&T’s 5G network for the first time on a Galaxy S10 5G. Logan Moy/CNET It’s fitting that I tested AT&T’s 5G network at the Warner Bros. studio in Los Angeles. Both Hollywood and 5G aim to take our wildest ideas and make them real. In AT&T’s case, it’s the promise of high-speed mobile data over a cellular network, which could revolutionize how we use our phones, computers and connected devices. In the little time I spent testing 5G speeds at the AT&T Shape conference at Warner Bros., I was blown away by how fast they were. They cruised past the speeds we’ve witnessed in similar early 5G tests done with Verizon and Sprint.AT&T is the third US carrier over the past few months to give us a taste of the power and potential of 5G. After a less than stellar preview in April, Verizon flexed its blazing speed muscles in May around select parts of Chicago on its 5G network. Later that month, Sprint showed off its 5G network in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, and it proved impressive in terms of its reliability and the size of its coverage — even if Verizon’s demo was faster. AT&T’s approach was to show off a 5G-connected campus on the Warner Bros. lot. Imagine, for example, a film crew being able to instantly share footage with someone on the other side of the lot across a lightning-fast network.5G is the next generation of cellular technology, and it should allow for faster data speeds with incredibly low latency. The new generation of wireless innovation could lead to a slew of uses that are practical, like downloading movies to our phones in seconds or streaming AR or VR games without lag — but also hopeful, like being a harbinger for technologies that have yet to be envisioned. The latter could truly revolutionize industries, from self-driving cars to remote medical procedures. 5G 4G LTE AT&T Samsung Sprint T-Mobile Verizon read more
Iran has offered about 50 oil and gas projects to be developed by foreign investors with local partners under a new scheme it hopes will initially generate $25 billion in investments, reported state media on Saturday, 28 November.Iran reached a deal with world powers in July, under which sanctions will be lifted in return for it scaling down its nuclear programme.It has outlined plans to rebuild its main industries and trade relationships following the agreement, targeting oil and gas projects worth $185 billion by 2020.Some 135 energy companies attended a conference in Tehran to hear the terms of a new energy contract â€” which it calls its integrated petroleum contract (IPC).”The estimate is that if we can draw about $25 billion (in foreign investments) in a first phase, that would be a very good figure,” Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh told reporters in remarks carried by state television.Iran needs Western oil companies to help revive its ageing oilfields and develop new oil and gas projects and the new oil contracts are part of its drive to attract Western investors.British Petroleum, France’s Total, Norway’s Statoil, China’s Sinopec, Shell, Italy’s Eni, and Spanish oil major Repsol were among companies attending the conference, reported the oil ministry’s website Shana.Zanganeh repeated that US companies would also be allowed to participate in IPCs, under which foreign investors should have local partners and commit to technology transfer.”The current (crude oil) prices and even less will not create a problem for the projects’ reimbursement or profits because of low finished cost in our industry,” Shana quoted Zanganeh as saying. He added that Iran’s production cost was $10 per barrel.The price of oil has fallen to around $45 per barrel from as much as $115 in the middle of last year.Iran’s output is down one million barrels per day (bpd) to 2.7 million bpd since the start of 2012 when sanctions were imposed. read more
Cutlery18%12% The GST tax structure for various services has been devised under four broad slabs — 5, 12, 18 and 28 percent — along with a cess on luxury and demerit goods such as tobacco, pan masala and aerated drinks.The GST plan envisages that the Centre compensate the states for revenue losses from abolition of taxes like the VAT (value added tax), octroi and implementation of GST. The compensation from the Centre to the states will be met through levy of a ‘GST Compensation Cess’ on luxury items and goods like tobacco, during the first five years of implementation of the GST regime.Filing limits raisedJaitley said that the limit under the GST Composition Scheme has been raised to Rs 75 lakh. Taxpayers coming under this scheme will be required to file summarized returns on a quarterly basis, instead of three monthly returns. Under the scheme, a registered taxpayer will pay tax at a rate not more than 1 percent for manufacturers, 2.5 percent for restaurants and 0.5 percent for other traders.The GST Composition Scheme was introduced under GST law to lower the burden of compliance for small businesses, where assessees have to pay tax at a minimum rate based on their turnover. This is similar to the provisions in VAT law. Any assessee who deals only in supply of goods can opt for this scheme, which means this provision is not applicable for service providers. However, restaurant service providers are excluded.Only businesses participating in intra-state supply of goods are eligible to enter the GST Composition Scheme.Most services, except those in the negative list of essential services such as healthcare and education, are expected to come under GST. Exercise books28%12% School bags28%18% Plastic tarpaulin28%18% Pre-cast concrete pipes28%18% Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has revised tax rates levied on 66 items under the GST scheme to be rolled out on July 1. In this file photo, he addresses a GST Council meeting held in Srinagar last month.IANSMoving to placate key sectors of the industry which have raised concerns about the high rates of taxes under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime eating into their operational viability, the GST Council on Sunday announced that it is revising the GST rate on 66 categories of goods and services.Addressing a press conference after the 16th GST Council meeting, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that the reductions were based on the two major principles of maintaining equivalence and the change in utilisation behavior.The Council’s move is expected to come as a relief to small and medium enterprises in trading and manufacturing as well as restaurants. Under the revised tax rate scheme, packaged food like vegetables, pickles and sauces, as well as dental wax, insulin, agarbattis, school bags, exercise and colouring books for children, cutlery and computer printers will be cheaper by 6-10 per cent (see chart).The new tax rates proposed for goods and services under the GST rollout planned for July 1 are expected to come bundled with a range of cesses on luxury and premium goods as well as on tobacco and high-end liquors.The Finance Ministry tweeted on Sunday that it had received representations for about 133 items, out of which rates have been reduced on 66 items.Cinema gets a breatherBesides, reductions will be carried out on two categories of GST rates which were planned to be imposed on cinema-goers – 28 per cent tax will be levied on tickets priced at above Rs 100 and 18 percent on tickets costing up to Rs 100.This notwithstanding, single-screen cinemas are likely to be hit the hardest by the proposed 28 percent tax rate.Jaitley later said on the Twitter handle of the Union Ministry of Finance that the new concessions would come at the cost of revenues. “FM @arunjaitley said that rates on goods decided today would make the goods cheaper for common man but may cost to revenue of Govt,” the finance ministry tweeted.For workers in industries like textiles and diamond processing where the workers take their work home, tax rate will be revised to 5 percent from the 18 percent currently being charged. This is owing to GST for these sectors being revised as well.Till date, the GST Council has fixed rates of more than 1,200 goods and 500 services. Last Saturday, it finalised rates for a few contentious goods such as gold and jewellery, agricultural implements, biscuits, footwear and textiles.A few of the items on which tax rates were revised at Sunday’s GST Council meeting:ItemsItemsOld rateOld rateNew or revised rateNew or revised rateItemsPackaged goods (vegetables, pickles, sauces)Old rate18%New or revised rate12%ItemsCashewOld rate12%New or revised rate5%ItemsAgarbattiOld rate12%New or revised rate5%ItemsDental waxOld rate28%New or revised rate8%ItemsInsulinOld rate12%New or revised rate5%ItemsPlastic beadsOld rate28%New or revised rate18%ItemsPlastic tarpaulinOld rate28%New or revised rate18%ItemsSchool bagsOld rate28%New or revised rate18%ItemsExercise booksOld rate28%New or revised rate12%ItemsColouring booksOld rate12%New or revised rateNilItemsPre-cast concrete pipesOld rate28%New or revised rate18%ItemsCutleryOld rate18%New or revised rate12%ItemsTractor componentsOld rate28%New or revised rate18%ItemsComputer printersOld rate28%New or revised rate18% Plastic beads28%18% Colouring books12%Nil Computer printers28%18% Packaged goods (vegetables, pickles, sauces)18%12% Cashew12%5% Dental wax28%8% Insulin12%5% Tractor components28%18% Agarbatti12%5% ItemsOld rateNew or revised rate read more
The Supreme Court rejected on Monday Tehelka magazine founder Tarun Tejpal’s plea to quash rape charges levelled against him in a Goa court. The top court further directed the lower court in Goa to complete the trial within six months. Tejpal was accused of sexual assault by a female colleague in 2013. The SC bench, headed by Justice Arun Mishra, said that this is a “serious and morally abhorrent offence”. The bench added that there could be no further delay since the complaint was filed six years ago. The complaint was filed by a former female employee of Tejpal’s, who alleged that he sexually assaulted her in an elevator of a five-star hotel in Goa, following which shed quit her job. Tarun Tejpal at the Bombay High Court bench in Panaji on 4 March, 2014.IANS FileTejpal had stepped down as Tehelka editor. He was arrested on November 30, 2013, after his plea for anticipatory bail was rejected. Tejpal has been on bail since May 2014. He is facing charges under Sections 341 (wrongful restraint), 342 (wrongful confinement), 376 (rape) and Section 354 (b) (criminal assault with intent to disrobe) of the IPC.The former editor had said in court that the allegations were “absolutely false” and were motivated by “political vendetta”. However, the CCTV footage of the elevator shows that he assaulted the victim. Due to the allegations levelled against him, the Editors Guild of India (EGI) had ousted Tejpal along with MJ Akbar, who was called out in the MeToo movement last year. A statement from the EGI read: “The Editors Guild of India (EGI) had sought the views of its Executive Committee (EC) on what action should be taken against Mr M.J. Akbar, a dormant member at present and one of its past presidents, Mr Tarun Tejpal and Mr Gautam Adhikari in light of the charges of sexual misconduct levelled against them by several women journalists. A majority of the EC members suggested that the membership of Mr Akbar should be suspended.” IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/0:24Loaded: 0%0:01Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-0:23?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … Close SC rejects Tarun Tejpal’s plea; directs Goa court to complete trial in 6 months read more
Map of ChattogramA suspected extortionist was beaten to death at Pahartali Bazar in Double Mooring area of Chattogram on Monday, reports UNB.The deceased, Mohiuddin Sohel, 27, was a listed drug trader of Khulshi area and he used to collect toll from traders of the bazaar, claimed locals.Sohel locked into an altercation with the traders around 11am when he went to the bazaar to collect toll, Double Mooring police station officer-in-charge Mohiuddin Selim quoted traders as saying.At one stage, the businessmen along with locals gave him a good beating, leaving him critically injured.Sohel was taken to Chittagong Medical College Hospital where physicians declared him dead. read more
Map of ThakurgaoThe sweeping cold wave has claimed the lives of at least six children in Thakurgaon district over the last one week and affected many more, said acting civil surgeon Shahjahan Newaz.He said some 500 patients, mostly children, were admitted to Sadar hospital with cold-related diseases during the period, reports UNB.A moderate cold wave with mercury dipping at 5-8 degrees Celsius has been sweeping the district for the past seven days, according to the Met office.The number of patients, largely children, has started rising with the fall in mercury, forcing the hospital authorities to form two additional medical teams on Saturday to tackle the situation.Divisional director Amal Chandra Saha said physicians and nurses have been working round the clock to ensure proper treatment of the patients. “Two medical teams will be working till the patients’ growing pressure eases,” he said.Shahjahan said they have only 18 beds in the Child Ward of the hospital where a total of 163 children with different ailments, including diarrhoea, pneumonia and asthma are now being treated.Among the children, 79 have been suffering from diarrhoea while 36 from pneumonia, he added.”We’ve to keep patients on the hospital floors and corridors for lack of beds,” he added. read more
By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, email@example.comPrince George’s County Police are mourning the loss of one of their own after a motorcycle crash claimed the life of an off duty officer in the early hours of Wednesday morning. Officer Davon McKenzie, 24, was killed in a multi-vehicle crash while riding his motorcycle off the Capital Beltway in Largo, according to Maryland State Police who is handling the investigation.“The Prince George’s County Police family is brokenhearted at the loss of this young officer and only son,” said Prince George’s County Police Chief Hank Stawinski in a statement. “He was well respected and loved by his fellow officers. I, on behalf of all of us who were at the hospital and all those who couldn’t be, extend our deepest condolences to his family.”Officer Davon McKenzie, 24, while riding his motorcycle off duty, was killed in a multi-vehicle crash on I-495. (Courtesy Photo)McKenzie had been with the department since 2017 and was assigned to the patrol unit. He also was a school resource officer in Prince George’s County Public Schools.According to police accounts McKenzie was riding his Suzuki motorcycle on the Capital Beltway between Maryland Route 202 and Arena Drive shortly after 11:20 p.m. Tuesday evening when a Nissan Altima was attempting to merge onto southbound Interstate I-495 from Maryland Route 202 when it struck a commercial street sweeper in the slow lanes near the ramp.The driver of the Nissan then lost control and veered across all of the southbound lanes and struck McKenzie’s motorcycle that was in the fast lane which impact threw McKenzie from the motorcycle, over the wall and into oncoming traffic, where he was struck by two northbound vehicles.All vehicles involved in the crash remained on the scene. McKenzie was transported to the University of Maryland Prince George’s Hospital Center, where he was pronounced dead.“Today we mourn the loss of Officer Davon McKenzie, who in addition to serving the Prince George’s County community served PGCPS students directly as a School Resource Officer at William Wirt Middle School,” PGCPS tweeted Wednesday morning. We send love to his family, department and all who knew him.” read more