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FBISE HSSC Admission 2018 Merit List

12 December 2018 - 10:04 AM

FBISE HSSC Admission 2018 Merit List
 
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Islamabad, Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Islamabad has started the admission process in their FBISE HSSC admission 2018 merit list. The students, who have already sent their application forms, they can get the latest regarding their Federal Board FA/FSc admission 2018. The students appeared in the admission entry test and Islamabad Board Inter merit list 2018 is provided online with the complete updates. The students will get the latest updates including name, father name, marks and names of institutes in FBISE 11th class admission 2018.

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FBISE HSSC Admission 2018 Merit List

 


Chinese court bans iPhone sales

11 December 2018 - 09:31 AM

A Chinese court ordered a ban in the country on iPhone sales in a patent dispute, US chipmaking giant Qualcomm said Monday.
 
A Qualcomm statement said the Fuzhou Intermediate People’s Court had granted its request for two preliminary injunctions against four subsidiaries of Apple, ordering them to immediately to stop selling the iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X.
 
The move marked the latest in a long-running dispute over patents and royalties between the two California tech giants playing out in courts and administrative bodies worldwide.
Apple goes Max, unveils new iPhones
 
“Apple continues to benefit from our intellectual property while refusing to compensate us. These court orders are further confirmation of the strength of Qualcomm’s vast patent portfolio,” said Don Rosenberg, Qualcomm executive vice president and general counsel in Monday’s statement.
 
The China case is based on patents which enable consumers to adjust and reformat the size and appearance of photographs, and to manage applications using a touchscreen, Qualcomm said.
 
An Apple statement to AFP called Qualcomm’s effort a “desperate move by a company whose illegal practices are under investigation by regulators around the world.”
 
Apple added that Qualcomm “is asserting three patents they had never raised before, including one which has already been invalidated.”
 
Apple said that “all iPhone models remain available for our customers in China,” adding that “we will pursue all our legal options through the courts.”
 
The Wall Street Journal said the order was issued November 30, and that iPhones remained on sale in the country. The court case does not affect the newest models, including the iPhone XS and XR.
 
The court action also comes amid a backdrop of increased trade tensions between Washington and Beijing and the arrest in Canada of a top executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei at the request of US authorities.
 
Beijing has reacted angrily to the arrest of Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou, the daughter of the company’s founder, who faces US fraud charges related to alleged sanctions-breaking dealings with Iran.
 
China has been an important market for Apple in recent years since China Mobile agreed to begin distributing the smartphones in 2014, and a number of Apple stores are open in China.
 
Apple’s most recent quarterly report showed it brought in some $11 billion — around 18 per cent of its total revenues — from “Greater China,” a region which includes Taiwan and Hong Kong.
 
Apple chief executive Tim Cook has made regular visits to China and has touted the company’s inroads in the Chinese market as well as its manufacturing there.
 
Apple expected to remove 3D touch from new iPhones
 
Qualcomm, the leading supplier of chips for mobile devices, has been in a prolonged legal battle with Apple in recent years.
 
Apple has claimed that Qualcomm is abusing its market power over certain mobile chipsets in order to demand unfair royalties, joining a string of antitrust actions against the chipmaker.
 
Qualcomm has countersued Apple and earlier this year escalated its legal fight, claiming the iPhone maker stole trade secrets and shared them with mobile chip rival Intel.
 
According to Qualcomm’s US lawsuit, Apple’s goal was to buy mobile chips from Intel instead of depending on Qualcomm.
 
Qualcomm is facing antitrust probes in South Korea, the European Union, and the United States over its dominant position.

LG G8 what we want to see

08 December 2018 - 08:46 AM

 
Qualcomm has announced the chip set likely to be powering the LG G8 - the Snapdragon 855.
The LG G8 – or LG G8 ThinQ as it might be called – probably won’t land for quite a while yet, but early rumors are already emerging, suggesting it could be a significant upgrade.
So it’s worth getting excited about, and to help with that you’ll find all the news and rumors about the phone below.
We’ve also taken the liberty of listing the things that we most want from the LG G8, so read on and see if you agree.
LG G8 release date and price
There’s no news yet on when the LG G8 might launch, but the LG G7 ThinQ was announced in May 2018, so we probably won’t see the LG G8 until around mid-2019.
There’s no guarantee that it will be announced in May though, especially as the LG G6 was announced in February 2016 during MWC (Mobile World Congress). MWC 2019 takes place from 25-28 February, so that’s a possible time frame for the announcement.
We don’t yet know what the LG G8 will cost either, but the LG G7 ThinQ launched for $749 / £619 / AU$1,099, so prices for the G8 may be similar.
We probably won't see the LG G8 before February 2019 at the earliest
We probably won't see the LG G8 before February 2019 at the earliest
LG G8 news and rumors
Although the LG G8 is probably a long way off, we’ve already heard some things about it. For one thing, a source claims that LG will be ready to use ‘sound-emitting displays’ in its phones from early 2019, essentially allowing the earpiece to be built into the screen.
Currently the earpiece is one of the main components that prevents a truly bezel-free phone, so with this solved it’s possible that the LG G8 will have no bezel and no notch, though that’s just speculation for now.
However, it’s disappointing that the phone is apparently sticking with LCD, given that OLED is generally considered to be better and is increasingly being used by high-end phones, including the LG V35 ThinQ.
We can also guess that the LG G8 will probably have a Snapdragon 855 chipset. This chip has been announced by Qualcomm and is likely to be used in many of 2019's phones. It should be an improvement in a lot of ways - it's made on a smaller 7nm process than the 10nm Snapdragon 845 and could offer up to 45% improved performance.
What we want to see
While we wait for more rumors about the LG G8 to roll in, here’s a list of what we hope the phone will offer.
1. Exciting innovations
The LG G7 ThinQ played things a bit too safe
The LG G7 ThinQ played things a bit too safe
More than anything, we hope that the LG G8 will have some innovative features that we’ve not seen before. 
LG has done this in the past with the likes of its rear keys on older handsets and the modules it launched for the LG G5, but the LG G7 ThinQ is fairly safe and ordinary in comparison.
It gets many of the basics right, but for the LG G8 to stand out from the crowd it’s going to need to do more than that, so we want LG to surprise us.
2. A big battery
One disappointing aspect of the LG G7 is its small 3,000mAh battery, a battery which can last the day but won’t go beyond that for most users.
That’s roughly in line with many other phones, but they in many cases have much bigger batteries so we’d love to see what LG could do with a big one of say around 4,000mAh.
3. Stereo speakers
The LG G7 already has a very good speaker, but the key word there is ‘speaker’, not ‘speakers’. For the LG G8 we’d like to see all the fancy Boombox tech return, but for it to be used in a pair of speakers rather than one, so it can offer stereo sound and is less in danger of being accidentally covered.
4. A lower price
The LG G7 ThinQ is an expensive phone, but oddly in the US it’s a very expensive phone, launching at a higher price than even the Samsung Galaxy S9.
That’s a tricky position for LG to be in, because it’s not as big a name in phones as Samsung, so it can’t really afford to price its handsets higher, at least, not unless they offer a drastically better experience, which the LG G7 ThinQ doesn’t.
 
So for the LG G8 we want a lower starting price, particularly in the US, but keeping it as low as possible everywhere will make it more widely appealing.
5. No notch
We see notches as something of a stopgap before phones eliminate bezels altogether. But some handsets, such as the Vivo Nex and Oppo Find X, are already getting very close to doing that, and with LG rumored to be building the earpiece into the screen for the G8 it’s not out of the question that the phone could have no notch and virtually no bezels.
6. A braver design
The LG G7 ThinQ has a premium but slightly plain build, lacking the curves of the Galaxy S9 or the striking finish of the Huawei P20 Pro or HTC U12 Plus.
We’d like to see a bolder, braver look from the LG G8, making it a phone that can stand out even at first glance. 
If the Honor 10 can pack a color-changing back that light dances across for half the cost of most flagships then LG should be able to come up with something.
7. OLED rather than LCD
Early rumors suggest the LG G8 will have an LCD screen, with the company likely keeping OLED for the V range, but we hope that’s not the case, as with OLED offering superior contrast among other benefits it’s something we’d like to see offered by all flagship phones.

Slim chance of obtaining IMF bailout by Jan 15

07 December 2018 - 08:47 AM

Pakistan and International Monetary Fund on Thursday established the first high-level contact after their failure to reach a staff-level agreement with chances of winning a bailout programme by mid of next month remaining very low.

 

Finance Minister Asad Umar and IMF’s Washington-based mission chief Harald Finger made a visual contact – for the first time since November 20, according to officials of the Ministry of Finance. Both the sides discussed the developments that took place during three weeks.

However, sources said Pakistan’s desire to get the loan approved by January 15 might not be fulfilled, as the Fund wanted Islamabad to adopt steeper measures before its case was sent for approval to the Executive Board of the IMF.

Talks between Pakistan and the IMF remained inconclusive last month after both sides could not bridge the gulf on issues of increase in electricity prices, hike in interest rate, rupee devaluation and tax collection targets.

At that time, Pakistani officials had claimed that the staff-level agreement could be reached before Christmas holidays and Pakistan could request the IMF to send its case to the next board meeting, tentatively scheduled for January 15.

Both the sides showed flexibility and talks were held in a more conducive environment than last month, said a senior official of the ministry.

The finance minister informed the IMF mission head about developments on exchange rate and monetary policy.

The State Bank of Pakistan devalued the currency by Rs4 or 3.0 per cent to Rs137.7 to a dollar. It also increased the interest rates by 1.5 per cent to 10 per cent.

The sources said that the IMF welcomed both the decisions but urged Pakistan to continue these necessary actions to address the external sector imbalances. The IMF wanted further adjustments in the exchange rate and monetary policy, said the sources.

During the video conference link, both the sides also discussed the issue of increase in the electricity prices that remain unimplemented. The IMF was demanding 22 per cent further increase in electricity prices to address the issue of the circular debt. The PTI government already increased the electricity prices by Rs1.27 per unit but its notification had not been issued yet.

The contact was established the day Pakistan’s stock market again nosedived and shed 1,002 points. The State Bank of Pakistan also released the end November position of the foreign exchange reserves, also depicting a gloomier picture.

As of November 30, the foreign currency reserves held by the SBP were recorded at $7.5 billion, down $560.3 million in just one week. The central bank attributed the decrease to the external debt servicing and other official payments.

Last month, Pakistan had received $1 billion from Saudi Arabia out of the $3 billion cash commitment. It took no time to consume half of the borrowed money.

The sources said the SBP dumped dollars in the market to defend the rupee after it could not properly handle the decision to devalue the currency against the US dollar.

On Friday, the central bank allowed the banks to devalue the rupee by Rs10 or nearly 7.7 per cent. But subsequently, it decided to partially reverse the decision that cost it dollars.

A day before establishing contact with the IMF, Finance Minister Umar laid down the conditions on which Pakistan would sign the programme. “There can be an IMF programme that may not be in the interest of the country and there could be another one that is in its interest,” said Umar during an interview with Aaj TV on Wednesday.

He also criticised the IMF over the wrong design of the last programme, which led to a decline in the exports. “What was the IMF doing when Pakistan was heading towards destruction,” questioned Umar during the interview.

But the situation remains volatile, as investors are not receptive to the government’s dual policy on dealing with the IMF.

The government has not yet won concrete commitments from the United Arab Emirates while China has also not given any cash so far.


Pakistani cuisine wins hearts at India food festival

04 December 2018 - 07:43 AM

Pakistani cuisine proved to be a major attraction for visitor sat the annual Charity Bazaar, organised by the Delhi  Women Association (DCWA) in New Delhi on Sunday.

 

Pakistan’s participation in the event was managed by the Ladies Club of the Pakistan High Commission, led by High Commissioner’s spouse Mahwish Sohail Mahmood.

The Pakistan cooking team, spearheaded by Chef Yasir Suleman, prepared a wide range of delicious items, especially biryani, chicken tikka, chicken malai boti and chapli kabab.

Members of the Delhi-based diplomatic corps and various segments of the capital’s social circles thronged the Pakistani stall in big numbers and savoured the food.

Speaking on the occasion, High Commissioner Sohail Mahmood noted that DCWA Bazaar was one of the most awaited events in Delhi’s cultural calendar.

He expressed that Pakistan High Commission was pleased to showcase Pakistan’s culinary diversity to its participants.

Mahmood added that Pakistani cuisine was highly popular amongst the people of Delhi as well as members of the diplomatic community, and it was a privilege to serve to them.

Pakistan’s participation in the DCWA Charity Bazaar was part of the High Commission’s public diplomacy efforts as well as support for charitable causes. The purpose of the event was to highlight the myriad dimensions of Pakistan’s vibrant culture, and promote better understanding of it through enhanced people-to-people contacts.