President of the Dominican Republic, His Excellency Danilo Medina Sanchez, will pay a one-day State visit to Jamaica on Monday, November 27. President Medina will hold talks with the Prime Minister at Jamaica House on a range of bilateral, regional and multilateral issues. The packed agenda will include a visit to the Embassy of the Dominican Republic in Kingston, where President Medina will meet with Ambassador His Excellency Jose Tomas Ares, and business people from the Dominican Republic in Jamaica. President of the Dominican Republic, His Excellency Danilo Medina Sanchez, will pay a one-day State visit to Jamaica on Monday, November 27.President Medina is scheduled to arrive at the Norman Manley International Airport at 10:00 am where he will be met by Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen; Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness; and Chief of Defence Staff, Major General Rocky Meade.There will be a 21-gun salute and President Medina will inspect the Guard of Honour formed by the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF).He will then travel to National Heroes Park, where he will lay a floral tribute at the Cenotaph in honour of those who died in the world wars.President Medina will hold talks with the Prime Minister at Jamaica House on a range of bilateral, regional and multilateral issues.The visit will be highlighted by the conferment of the Order of Excellence on the Dominican Republic President by the Governor General during a ceremony at King’s House.President Medina will, in turn, confer the State Honour of Dominican Republic on Prime Minister Holness.The packed agenda will include a visit to the Embassy of the Dominican Republic in Kingston, where President Medina will meet with Ambassador His Excellency Jose Tomas Ares, and business people from the Dominican Republic in Jamaica.He is also scheduled to receive a courtesy call from Leader of the Opposition, Dr. Peter Phillips.President Medina will depart Kingston for Montego Bay on Monday evening, where he will participate in the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) global conference at the Montego Bay Convention Centre from November 27 to 29. Story Highlights
Samsung announced Instagram Mode on Wednesday. James Martin/CNET Samsung wants to make it easier to share your photos and videos to Instagram. The Korean electronics giant on Wednesday announced Instagram Mode, a feature for the new Galaxy S10’s camera that has direct integration with the Facebook-owned photo-sharing app. The feature lets you use Instagram’s camera filters and access Instagram Stories and stickers. You can also upload your photo or video without leaving the camera app. 1:22 Now playing: Watch this: Tags Samsung Galaxy S10 comes with new Instagram mode Samsung Event Mobile World Congress 2019 Instagram Mode is only available on the Galaxy S10, though, if you already have Instagram downloaded on your phone. “We’ve worked together to rethink the Instagram experience on the S10,” Instagram head Adam Mosseri said at Samsung’s Unpacked event Wednesday in San Francisco. He added that Samsung’s new phone will be “the best way to express yourself on Instagram.” To introduce the feature, Mosseri took a selfie on stage with DJ Koh, president of Samsung’s mobile business. Share your voice “Instagram’s mission is to bring you closer to the people and things you love, and we’re always working on new ways for people to express themselves and connect with their friends,” an Instagram spokeswoman said in a statement. “We look forward to seeing what people will share.”Earlier in the presentation, Samsung announced the Galaxy Fold, a phone with a large screen that folds in half to make it more portable. Wednesday’s event marks an important moment for Samsung as it tries to drive more excitement for its products. It’s become harder for manufacturers to cram new innovations into their rectangular slabs of glass each year, but even so prices keep going up. Suffering from both phone fatigue and sticker shock, many of us are hanging onto our devices longer than before. Samsung, Apple and everyone else need to work harder to woo us into spending.Smartphone shipments dropped 5 percent to 376 million units last year, according to Strategy Analytics. Last month, Samsung reported a steep drop in revenue and profits as the sluggish smartphone market took its toll. Most of its businesses, from chips to displays, felt the effects of weaker demand and stiffer competition in the handset sector. Smartphone sales declined, memory chips destined for handsets didn’t sell as well and mobile displays suffered.First published Feb. 20 at 11:53 a.m. PT.Update 12:17 p.m. PT: Adds more detail. Post a comment Mobile Instagram’s Adam Mosseri and Samsung’s DJ Koh test out the S10’s new “Instagram mode” on stage at #Unpacked2019 pic.twitter.com/BOYsTPzJ07— Kaya Yurieff (@kyurieff) February 20, 2019 0 Instagram Samsung
According to witnesses, the incident occurred as a Dewanganj-bound local train knocked down the battery-run three-wheeler when its driver was trying to cross hurriedly the Chandra level crossing. There was no guard there. The deceased were identified as Sanwar Hossain, 40, from Kompopur, Mir Hossain, 40, from Chandra, Intaj Ali, 50, from Banschara, Saleha Begum, 50, wife of Abdul Aziz from Shahpur area, Hossain Ali, 50, from Kompopur and Abdur Rahim, 35, autorickshaw driver from Kompopur areas of the upazila.One of them died on the spot and three others succumbed to their injuries on the way to hospital.Four other injured men were shifted to Mymensingh Medical College Hospital where two died under treatment.Additional deputy commissioner of Jamalpur Rasel Sabrin confirmed the incident. “The district administration will give Tk 10,000 to each of the victims’ families.” the official told Prothom Alo.Deputy commissioner Kabir told Prothom Alo that he has formed a three-member committee, led by additional deputy commissioner Rasel Sabrin, to investigate into the incident.The committee has been directed to submit its findings within next seven days. Six men were killed as a running train hit a three-wheeler in Jamalpur sadar upazila. Photo: Abdul AzizSix men were killed and two others sustained injuries as a running train hit an auto-rickshaw in Jamalpur sadar on Wednesday evening.
Dhaka North City Corporation mayor Atiqul Islam. UN File PhotoDhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) mayor Atiqul Islam on Tuesday said legal action will be taken against those who will be found responsible for writing on walls and putting advertisements on trees in the city, reports UNB.He issued the warning at a conference titled ‘Children Friendly Cities 2019’ organised jointly by Save the Children, Bangladesh Institution of Planners (BIP) and Social and Economic Enhancement Programme (SEEP) at Krishibid Institute Auditorium in the capital.“If a company writes on a tree or advertises by putting banners through hammering nails, it’ll be fined. DNCC officials concerned have already been given directives in this regard,” the DNCC Mayor said.To ensure a children-friendly city, Atiqul Islam said, ‘Nagar’ mobile app will be used to track and maintain their safety and that of other citizens.”Today’s event will be a history for the children attending it. They must talk about their dream city and they got the chance today. I would like to tell you I want to work beside you as an attendant of the city,” he said.The mayor hoped that everyone will work together for a better city to build a better future for the next generation.The day-long conference was held with the participation of around 700 children coming from 25 schools in Dhaka.A research carried out by The Urban Lab of Bangladesh University in six schools of Dhaka found 25 per cent of children’s lungs do not work fully because of air pollution.Their lungs are working 65-80 per cent on average.The study also showed that children are exposed to noise pollution and do not have access to nature as well.Housing and Public Works Secretary Shaheed Ullah Khandaker, Access to Information programme (a2i) project director Mustafizur Rahman and Save the Children deputy country director Ishtiaq Mannan also spoke on the occasion.