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Refreshing its portfolio, Huawei’s sub-brand Honor on Tuesday launched its 9X smartphone with pop-up selfie camera at a starting price of Rs 13,999 for the 4GB RAM and 128GB ROM configuration.
The smartphone will be available for Rs 16,999 for the 6GB RAM and 128GB ROM variant in Sapphire Blue and Midnight Black colours starting January 19.
“Honor has always believed in raising the bar when it comes to empowering its consumers with the latest technology that resonates with their lifestyle. Our latest flagship offerings — Honor 9X, Honor MagicWatch 2 and Honor Band 5i, perfectly blends with the brand’s TechChic positioning and devise industry’s leading technologies,” Charles Peng, President, Honor India, said in a statement.
The handset maker also expanded its wearable portfolio in the country with the Honor MagicWatch2 and Honor Band 5i.
The MagicWatch 2 (46mm), will be available on Amazon India for Rs 12,999 (Charcoal Black variant) and Rs 14,999 for Flax Brown variant. Honor Band5i, available in Black colour, will be sold on Amazon India for Rs 1,999.
The Honor 9X features a 48MP AI Triple Camera setup with f/1.8 aperture and ½-inch sensor to boost image resolution and quality. The 8MP Super Wide Angle Camera (120 degree) on the device will help users capture a broad and extensive view, while the 2MP depth-assist lens will enable the depth of field recognition technology to create multi dimensional photos, according to the company.
To handle the limitations of night photography, Honor 9X is loaded with an intelligent all-in-one solution, offering AIS Super Night Mode, 4-in-1 light fusion technology and AI stabilisation.
The smartphone comes with 6.59-inch Full View Display and comes packed with Dynamic Range Enhancer, a video enhancement technology normally limited to premium smartphones. The back of the device features a unique X-shaped texture, which gives an elegant appeal to its design.
Meanwhile, the Honor MagicWatch 2 is made of 316L stainless steel — a material used in aerospace industry to offer high strength to weight ratio and less susceptibility to nicks and scratches from every day activities.
The 46mm variant of smartwatch comes with always-on 1.39-in HD AMOLED display with 454 x 454 resolution at 326 PPI. Powered by Kirin A1 chipset, the intelligent and well-thought fitness and health monitoring on the 46mm smartwatch goes on for upto two weeks on a single charge, the company added.
Honor Band 5i has a 0.96-inch Full Touch Colour display with 160×80 HD resolution. (IANS)
KAMPALA, UGANDA — Uganda has kickstarted a trial for the injectable HIV drugs cabotegravir and rilpivirine. Researchers and those living with HIV say the trial will likely end pill fatigue, fight stigma, improve adherence and ensure patients get the right dosage.
The two drugs have been in use as tablets. The World Health Organization last year licensed their use as injectables.
While the two injectables already went through trials in Europe and North America, this will be the first time they are tested in an African population for efficacy and safety in an African health care system.
Uganda is one of three African countries, along with Kenya and South Africa, which got approval from the WHO to carry out the trials. However, Kenya and South Africa have yet to acquire approvals to start their trials, expected by the end of the year.
Uganda and Kenya will both have three trial sites and there will be two in South Africa, with a total of 512 participants -- 202 from Uganda, 160 from Kenya and 150 from South Africa.
Dr. Ivan Mambule, the lead project researcher at the Joint Clinical Research Center, says participants will need one injection every two months.
"We are going to choose participants who are already on ART [anti-retroviral treatment] and are stable on ART. And we will randomize them to either continue on their normal treatment, which is the pill that they've been taking, or to switch them to this injectable. The injection is on the buttock," he expressed.
In this photo taken in Nov. 15, 2012 a patient, right, is attended to, at the US sponsored Themba Lethu, HIV/AIDS Clinic at the Helen Joseph hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa Image credit: VOA
Uganda has 1.4 million people living with HIV/AIDS. Barbara Kemigisa who is living with HIV and founded the Pill Power Foundation working with rural women, says the injectable drugs will increase adherence to treatment and ensure people get the right dosage.
"One of the things that affects adherence is the fact that people have to hide medicine. In the village, people are hiding medicine in the kitchen roof, in trees, in bushes, in a baby's shoe…If someone is wrapping the medicine in like five plastic bags and digs a hole in the garden and keeps the medicine there, by the time someone is taking that medicine, it's no longer medicine, it's poison," Kemigisa points out.
Nicholas Niwagaba, who has worked with young people living with HIV welcomes the trial, saying it will reduce the pill burden and fight stigma.
"Young people feel like, this is a lot of pills to take. Those who are on the first line, they will have to take one tablet a day. There are those who are on second line and they have to take more than one pill and they have to take it in the morning and in the evening. And of course, this requires you to have actually a balanced diet which is really a challenge for most of young people especially those from vulnerable communities," he says.
According to the WHO, there are 25.7 million people living with HIV in Africa. With only the pill currently available to manage the scourge, this injectable may come as a relief for people living with HIV/AIDS. (VOA/RN)
(This article is originally by Halima Athumani)
Keywords: HIV, WHO, Africa, Research, Uganda
By N. Lothungbeni Humtsoe
After the long dull period of the pandemic and lockdowns, one must be looking forward to the festival season with new excitement and zest. So obviously you want to look and feel your best. Beauty regimes are not just skin deep, they de-stress and uplift your spirits. Prepare for the special celebrations this festive season with the ultimate beauty well-being checklist which will not only make you look good on the outside but also shine from the inside.
Rachit Gupta, Director, OxyGlow Cosmetics Pvt. Ltd, said, "Festivals are a time to shine bright and invest in a proper beauty well-being regime from head to toe. The key is to know what ingredients suit you and choose the brand which ensures good quality products. Especially in the day and time when there is so much stress, pollution, sun damage, etc. One cannot go wrong with the beauty product that they are using. The right products can unleash one's true beauty and make them refreshed to be able to enjoy the festivities fully."
* Headturner -- How your hair looks to make a lot of difference to your complete look. But do not forget a proper hair care regime can relax and clear your mind. Start with a good oil massage which provides nourishment to the hair and scalp. It throws the stress right out. Coconut oil, Amla oil, Argan oil and Red onion oil are especially recommended. Special occasions call for special treatment, after a good hair wash deep condition your hair with a mask. A Keratin hair mask works wonders by putting life into your hair. Finish up with a vitamin-enriched serum for lustrous hair.
How your hair looks to make a lot of difference to your complete look. | Photo by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash
* No makeup can match the beauty and softness of a fresh face -- get rid of those tension lines and that stress off your skin with a well-rounded face care routine. Start with a D-tan bleach to make your skin brighter. Follow-up with a facial kit for cleansing, toning and hydration. Best facial kits are the ones that have activated charcoal or acne treatment. Even a gold or diamond facial kit gives excellent results. Cucumber-based toners are recommended. This routine would restore your glow and leave you radiant and pampered.
Get rid of those tension lines and that stress off your skin with a well-rounded face care routine. | Photo by pure julia on Unsplash
* Wink, Pout and Brows -- We often forget about small things like lips, eyelashes and eyebrows. Don't underestimate their role in perfecting the look. A dash of castor oil massaged on eyelashes and eyebrows would render a natural shine. For the photo-ready pout start with a natural lip scrub and apply lip balm for hydration and protection.
* Body positivity -- scrub, tone, polish and moisturise for gleaming skin. One can never go wrong with skin moisturizing with shea butter and aloe vera based body lotions.
Body positivity -- scrub, tone, polish and moisturise for gleaming skin. | Photo by Estúdio Bloom on Unsplash
* Happy hands and feet -- a good manicure and pedicure which massages the tension out leaving the hands and feet eased are a must on the list. Opt for products that have Vitamin E, Vitamin C and Aloe Vera. They reduce fine lines, treat sun damage and rehydrate for younger-looking skin.
* Great nails don't happen by chance -- beautiful looking nails add liveliness, it elevates the look of your attire as much as the right accessories. Shape them and nourish them. Paint them bold or paint them chic to suit your personality.
Just before the festive season, we pay attention to our beauty well-being, but the best practice is to include the things that suit you in your lifestyle. | Photo by Billie on Unsplash
Just before the festive season, we pay attention to our beauty well-being, but the best practice is to include the things that suit you in your lifestyle. It is important to repair and rejuvenate to stay well, and feel good. So, take care of yourself with simple regimes and good quality products.
(Article originally published on IANSlife) (IANS/ MBI)
Keywords: natural, scrub, hydration, vitamin, stress, products, beauty
Udham Singh was born on 26 December 1899 in Sunam, Sangrur district of Punjab, India. He belonged to Kamboj family of Jammu. Singh's mother died when he was an infant and his father, who was a farmer and also worked as the railway crossing watchman in the village of Upalli, died after some years. After his parents died, Udham Singh and his brother, Mukta Singh, were taken in by the Central Khalsa Orphanage Putlighar in Amritsar.
On 13 April 1919, over twenty thousand unarmed People assembled in Jallianwala Bagh, Amritsar, to celebrate the important Hindu and Sikh festival of Baisakhi. At the same time, they peacefully protested against the arrest of local leaders of the Indian National Congress including Satyapal and Saifuddin Kitchlew by the British. Only then, troops under the command of Colonel Reginald Dyer opened fire on the crowd, killing thousands of innocents. Singh along his friends were present there as they were serving water in the programme.
This episode led Singh to get involve in revolutionary politics. Hence, in 1924, Singh joined the Ghadar Party and started organising campaigns overseas in which the main message was to overthrow British rule in India. But, in 1927, Singh returned to India on the orders of Bhagat Singh. Singh brought 25 associates as well as revolvers and ammunitions with him. Because of this, he was arrested for “possession of unlicensed arms", and was sent to jail for five years.
When Udham Singh was released in 1931, he went to Kashmir where he was able to evade the Punjab police and further made his way to Germany. In 1934, Singh reached London, where he found a job as an engineer, and simultaneously kept on planning to assassinate Michael O'Dwyer.
Michael O'Dwyer, the Lieutenant Governor of Punjab under whom the Jallianwala Bagh massacre took place, was assassinated by Udham Singh. Photo by Wikimedia Commons.
13 March 1940 was the day when Singh concealed a revolver inside a book in the Caxton Hall, where Michael O'Dwyer was to speak at a joint meeting of the East India Association and the Central Asian Society. Just when the meeting ended, Singh shot O'Dwyer twice, and one of these bullets passed through O'Dwyer's heart and right lung, killing him almost instantly. Following this act, Singh was arrested.
On 1 April 1940, Singh was charged for the murder of Michael O'Dwyer. When he was asked about why he did what he did, Singh said, “I did it because I had a grudge against him. He deserved it. I don't belong to society or anything else. I don't care. I don't mind dying. What is the use of waiting until you get old? Is Zetland dead? He ought to be. I put two into him? I bought the revolver from a soldier in a public house. My parents died when I was three or four. Only one dead? I thought I could get more."
In fact, when Singh was in custody, he called himself “Ram Mohammad Singh Azad", and this represented the three major religious communities of Punjab, along with “Azad" which means free.
On 4 June 1940, Singh's trial commenced at the Central Criminal Court before Justice Atkinson. V.K. Krishna Menon and St. John Hutchinson represented him, whereas G.B. McClure was the prosecuting barrister. Again, when he was asked about his motivation, Singh said, “I did it because I had a grudge against him. He deserved it. He was the real culprit. He wanted to crush the spirit of my people, so I have crushed him. For full 21 years, I have been trying to seek vengeance. I am happy that I have done the job. I am not scared of death. I am dying for my country. I have seen my people starving in India under the British rule. I have protested against this, it was my duty."
Following this, Singh was sentenced to death on 31 July 1940. He was hanged at Pentonville Prison by Albert Pierrepoint.
Udham Singh's remains are preserved at the Jallianwala Bagh in Amritsar, Punjab. On every 31 July, people of India pay tribute to this freedom fighter who, without thinking of himself, took vengeance for the blood of his fellow innocent citizens.
Keywords: Udham Singh, Freedom Fighter, India, Independence, British Rule.