first_img JBL Flip The new JBL Flip 5 in front of the Flip 4. It’s really only a little bigger than its predecessor. David Carnoy/CNET Lay the JBL Flip 5 next to last year’s Flip 4 like I did at this year’s CES in Las Vegas and you’ll notice that the Flip 5 looks pretty similar but is slightly bigger than its predecessor. That increased size has allowed JBL’s engineers to equip the Flip 5 with a larger battery and more power so that it delivers a little bigger sound. It also now has USB-C charging for quicker battery charging. Like its predecessor, the JBL Flip 5 is fully waterproof, has a buillt-in microphone for speakerphone calls and comes in multiple color options. It’ll ship this spring for $100 and should gradually come down in price over the course of the year.I’ll have a full review shortly before it hits stores. jbl-flip-5-colorsEnlarge ImageAll the new color options. David Carnoy/CNET JBL Flip 5 key features Wireless Bluetooth streaming: Wirelessly connect to any smartphone or tablet with BluetoothBuilt-in 4800mAh rechargeable Li-ion battery supports up to 12 hours of continuous playtimeIPX7 Waterproof: Can be fully submersed in waterImproved bass performanceUSB-C chargingBuilt-in speakerphone allows you to take calls with the touch of a buttonPrice: $100Shipping this spring flip-5-usb-cEnlarge ImageNow with USB-C charging! David Carnoy/CNET Review • JBL Flip review: Portable Bluetooth speaker stands tall Tags Wireless & Bluetooth Speakers See it $119 1:07 Now playing: Watch this: CES 2019center_img CES 2019: See all of CNET’s coverage of the year’s biggest tech show. CES schedule: It’s six days of jam-packed events. Here’s what to expect. Share your voice Comment Mentioned Above JBL Flip (white) CES Products Bluetooth Some of the most anticipated tech for 2019 CNET may get a commission from retail offers. 1last_img read more

first_imgDomestic stock indices fell sharply this week hitting a 19-month low on the back of sell-off in global markets, disappointing corporate earnings, depreciating rupee and a decline in crude oil prices.For the week ended 15 January, 2016, the BSE S&P Sensex tumbled 479.29 points to end at 24,455.04, while the 50-share Nifty closed at 7,437.80, down 163.60 points.”There seems to be no respite to the ongoing downtrend. Indices have lost further ground closing lower by more than 2% this week after plunging nearly 5% in the previous week; both the key indices hit their respective 52-week lows during the week amid weak global cues and weakening Indian currency against the US Dollar,” said Amar Ambani, Head of Research, IIFL.Although the Indian markets seemed to have shrugged off the continued slump in Chinese stock markets during the early trading sessions this week, the indices finally succumbed to global sell-off in later sessions.Chinese stock markets failed to stage a rebound despite the measures by the country’s authorities to shore up the sentiment. The country’s benchmark Shanghai Composite closed over 3% lower this week.Besides, weak economic data in China added to worries over the hard landing of the world’s second largest economy.Meanwhile, on the domestic front, the corporate earnings season opened on a weak note after the revenue growth of India’s largest IT firm Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) for the December quarter missed the analysts’ expectations for the sixth consecutive quarter.Quarterly results from Federal Bank, IndusInd Bank and Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL) also disappointed the Street’s expectations.But a silver lining for the markets this week was Infosys’ announcement of upbeat results for the third quarter even as most of the analysts had expected to post a muted growth due to poor seasonal demand. Overall, Infosys shares ended the week about 6% higher compared to 2% fall in the broader markets.”The result season has begun and nothing really in it so far to exude confidence as far as corporate earnings are concerned barring Infosys which delivered better than expected results,” said Ambani.Commodity stocks came under heavy selling pressure due to slowing demand in China. Oil stocks were battered as crude oil plunged to 12-year lows on concerns over impending oil supply from Iran worsening the already oversupplied market.Domestic economic data was a setback for the markets, with Index of Industrial Production (IIP) falling by 3.2% to hit a four-year low in November and retail inflation edging up further in December to 5.6%.The sell-off in equity markets intensified after a resumption of a fall in rupee to two-year low of 67.70 against the US dollar. The rupee had hit a record low of 68.85 in August 2013, when fears over interest rate hike in the US were at peak.last_img read more

first_imgPan Ei Mon (L) and Chit Su Win (R), wives of detained Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, attend a press conference in Yangon on 4 September 2018. A global outcry over the jailing of two Reuters journalists has been met with silence from Myanmar`s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi, a stony response that an official defended on 4 September as a reluctance to criticise the judiciary. Photo: AFPThe wife of one of two Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar made an emotional appeal Tuesday to Aung San Suu Kyi to free her husband for the sake of their young daughter, as the leader comes under increasing criticism for her silence on the case.Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, were arrested while reporting on atrocities committed during the military’s bloody expulsion of some 700,000 Rohingya Muslims last year.A Yangon court on Monday found them guilty under the Official Secrets Act and sentenced them to seven years in prison, sparking outrage from the UN, EU and US as well as media and rights groups.Suu Kyi was herself subjected to house arrest for some 15 years, relying on foreign media to highlight a plight that kept her away from her own children as they grew up.Kyaw Soe Oo’s wife Chit Su Win, 23, broke down in tears as she asked the Nobel Peace Prize laureate to release her husband, the father of their three-year-old daughter.”I want my husband to come back,” she said. “I cry when my daughter asks me why her father is not with us. She asks me, ‘Does he not love me?'”A UN report last week accused Suu Kyi of failing to use her moral authority to stem the violence last year and called for the generals to be prosecuted for “genocide”.Her silence on the case and the verdict — the sternest test in recent years to free speech in the country — has shredded her reputation even further.But Aung Hla Tun, a former Reuters journalist who is now deputy Minister of Information, defended Suu Kyi’s reticence.”Criticising the judicial system would be tantamount to contempt of court,” he told AFP. “I don’t think she will do it.”A whistleblowing policeman had corroborated the defence argument that the reporters had been entrapped by police, who handed them documents over dinner shortly before their arrest.But the judge chose to ignore the testimony.- ‘Sad Day for Myanmar’ -Lawyers for the pair will appeal the verdict although the lengthy process will take months, if not years.The country’s president, a close ally of Suu Kyi, could also pardon the reporters but experts say any immediate intervention is unlikely.Erstwhile Suu Kyi advocates overseas have been left dismayed by her attitude to the journalists’ ordeal.Her one public reference to the Reuters journalists during the court case — telling Japanese broadcaster NHK that the pair had broken the Official Secrets Act — was criticised by rights groups for potentially prejudicing the verdict.Wa Lone’s wife Pan Ei Mon described the families’ sadness on seeing the interview, saying that was the moment they “realised that she didn’t know about the case clearly”.US diplomat Bill Richardson, a former confidant and member of her advisory board on the Rohingya crisis, alleged she also denounced the two reporters as traitors during a heated exchange at the beginning of the year.While the case horrified the West, domestically it garnered little public attention despite its implications for press freedom.Response to the jailing was mixed.State-backed media barely mentioned the verdict Tuesday although other papers stood in solidarity with the reporters.A publication called 7Day News branded it a “sad day” for Myanmar and carried a large black rectangle on its front page.The English version of the Myanmar Times ran a full front-page photo of Kyaw Soe Oo, calling the verdict “a blow to press freedom” although its Myanmar-language sister paper was more muted, simply urging the overhaul of obsolete laws.On Facebook — the prime source of news for many in a country that only recently came online — comments were overwhelmingly stacked against the reporters, accusing them of bias and some even calling for a harsher sentence.Pan Ei Mon and Chit Su Win say they just try to ignore the negative opinions about their husbands.”Some people say that I was wrong to marry a journalist but I never feel like that,” Chit Su Win said. “He is not only a good journalist but a good husband. I’m proud of him and I will teach my daughter to be proud of her father.”last_img

first_imgKolkata: Within 24 hours of announcement of the results of Lok Sabha Elections 2019, political violence erupted across the state. Trinamool Congress workers and supporters were allegedly attacked by BJP workers in several districts.In some places, BJP alleged that Trinamool workers attacked their workers instead and tried to instigate violence. However, both the parties have denied the allegations made against them. According to sources, in several districts of North Bengal, BJP workers and supporters allegedly attacked Trinamool workers and ransacked party offices. At Kalaikunda in West Midnapore, a Trinamool party office was vandalised and miscreants reportedly tore the flags of the party, whereas In Narayangarh the wife of a Trinamool worker was reportedly assaulted by BJP workers on Thursday night. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataOn Friday, Trinamool party offices at Sitai, Haribola and Giridhari areas in Cooch Behar were allegedly ransacked by BJP-backed hooligans. Local Trinamool leader Ashok Kumar Roy’s home was vandalised as well. Though Trinamool is pointing the finger at BJP for attacking them, saffron leadership has also alleged that Trinamool workers had planned to attack their workers. At Chila area in Tufangunj, Trinamool allegedly attacked a rally taken out by BJP workers to celebrate their win in Cooch Behar. Five BJP workers got injured in the incident. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateBJP workers reportedly took out another rally at Saltora in Bankura. At the same time, Saltora Trinamool block president Kalipada Roy was passing through the area. Seeing the rally, he reportedly got down from his car and misbehaved with the BJP supporters. Though the matter was settled immediate after the incident, on Friday morning some BJP workers allegedly vandalised Roy’s house in Saltora. Later, police went to the spot and brought the situation under control. In Durgapur, a Trinamool worker’s house was vandalised on Thursday night. According to sources, on Thursday night a few miscreants attacked the house of Trinamool worker Pratima Bagdi at Laudoha. She alleged that the miscreants were all BJP workers, which the leadership denied. Meanwhile on Thursday night, BJP and Trinamool workers also got involved in a clash at Shalimar gate number 5. Workers from both the parties reportedly pelted stones and bricks at each other. As a result, several persons from both the groups got injured. After being informed, police went to the spot and tried to control the situation. However, a few police personnel also got injured in the process. Later, a huge police force along with Rapid Action Force (RAF) and combat force reached the spot and controlled the situation.last_img read more