– Advertisement -Ackerman also recognized the work of those who have fought for LNG since the beginning.“It is very disappointing. A lot of people have done a lot of work, a lot of great work and we’re not giving up, this is something that have given us an opportunity to bring to light this industry in the province and the importance of this industry in the province and that is not something we are just going to drop.” FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Fort St. John Mayor Lori Ackerman echoed similar statements of disappointment stemming from the cancellation of the Pacific NorthWest LNG project.“We’ve worked long and hard ensuring from the upstream, the midstream and downstream communities that the industry is understood. To have that project not move forward was disappointing.”After the news came down yesterday, Ackerman met with members of Progress Energy.“It was good in that, the upstream, the Montney play is still significant in their assets and they intend to continue to extract and process the natural gas here for the domestic market and to look for new opportunities in new markets.”She added that they would be in favour of helping Progress Energy look at new opportunities and new markets if it meant partnering with other upper or midstream, downstream producers. Ackerman says they will further the talks next month in Calgary.“The Pacific NorthWest LNG was the biggest. Woodfibre is going ahead and there are others that are still definitely on the books. For the Woodfibre and for the Oregon LNG, we will be the producers and suppliers of that natural gas. If we were to get several smaller ones, we would certainly see increase in production and activity here in northeastern B.C.”Advertisement
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Universal Music Group is seeking a month-by-month licensing deal with Apple Inc.’s iTunes that would no longer guarantee the online music seller access to all Universal content, a person familiar with the negotiations said Monday. The monthly arrangement would allow Universal to offer exclusive content deals to rivals of iTunes — something Universal hasn’t been able to do as part of its previous one-year deals, according to the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity, citing the confidential nature of ongoing negotiations. Universal is the world’s largest recording company with artists such as U2, Sting and 50 Cent. Universal currently has monthly deals with several major music retailers, including Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Best Buy Co. and Yahoo Inc., the person said. Universal’s previous deal with Apple’s expired at the beginning of June, the person said. Apple spokesman Tom Neumayr said the company was still negotiating with Universal. “Their music is still on iTunes, and their not re-signing is just not true,” Neumayr said. He declined to elaborate. The bid by Universal represents a break with the way the industry has done business with Apple, which has grown into the No. 3 music retailer in the U.S. on the coattails of its iPod music players. Four years ago, the major record labels agreed to license their music to Apple at a time when online music services were failing to attract significant interest from music fans. Apple CEO Steve Jobs’ vision of a one-price-fits-all store that blended seamlessly with his company’s sleek iPods proved a success. That’s given Apple considerable leverage in its dealings with the recording industry. “There’s some feeling among some music labels and some executives that Apple, because it’s so dominant with iTunes, has gained a disproportionate power in the equation,” said Susan Kevorkian, an analyst with market researcher IDC. “This looks like tactics to enable Universal to regain some control over the situation, at least as they perceive it,” she said. Last year, pricing dominated licensing talks with iTunes, as some of the big music companies urged Jobs to consider charging more for some songs than others. The dispute percolated for months, but Jobs didn’t budge, not wanting to complicate iTunes’ simple pricing scheme of 99 cents for most singles. Eventually, the music companies each signed one-year deals that were up for renewal at various times this year. Representatives of the other major record companies — EMI Group PLC, Warner Music Group Corp., and Sony BMG Music Entertainment, a joint venture of Sony Corp. and Bertelsmann AG — declined to comment on the status of their deals with Apple. Universal, a unit of Paris-based Vivendi SA. went into this year’s negotiations with Apple after wresting significant concessions last fall from Microsoft Corp. The software giant entered the online music player market with the release of its Zune player but ended up agreeing to pay Universal a royalty of just over a dollar for every player sold. Microsoft later extended the same terms to other major labels. Rob Enderle, principal analyst with the Enderle Group, said other record labels may seek to follow Universal’s lead again. “Apple has had a pre-eminent position against the labels for some time,” Enderle said. “It was only a matter of time before the labels tried to exert control.”
Azusa police Cpl. Dean Brewer said while no one saw the incident, one man heard the sound of a crash and looked up to see a silver or light gray-color Ford Focus or Toyota Echo driving by with a shattered windshield. He then noticed Pauline Squires and her friend, Michael Braier, lying in the street. Brewer said the witness described the driver as a thin, possibly white male. Brewer said the car was going north on Azusa Avenue and blew through the intersection at Fourth Street, striking Pauline Squires and Braier, then 19, who were in the crosswalk. There were no signs that the driver had braked or swerved before or after hitting the pair, Brewer said. The victims were taken to County-USC Medical Center, where Squires was pronounced dead. Braier suffered a broken neck. “Now we’re looking for someone who may have heard about a fatal crash involving pedestrians in the San Gabriel Valley, a Ford Focus or Toyota Echo, or a similar looking vehicle,” Brewer said. “I know it’s been 3 1/2 years and for most people, that’s a long time,” David Squires said. “But for us, it’s not.” The couple, choked up and with tears in their eyes, said they think about their daughter, the incident and the driver every day. “It just eats away at you,” David Squires said. The couple described their daughter as a popular tomboy who loved poetry and cooking, and who had just begun enjoying her independence. Anyone with any information should call Brewer at (626) 812-3210. firstname.lastname@example.org (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2236160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AZUSA – David and Yoshiko Squires remember the Sunday in March 2004 clearly. They awoke early in the morning to a call from Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center informing them their 23-year-old daughter, Pauline, was run down by a hit-and-run driver. When they arrived, they were told she had died. No one has been arrested for hitting their daughter and fleeing the scene, officials said, and authorities are asking the public to help bring the driver to justice. “Our main goal is to make the public aware that this person has not been caught,” David Squires said. “Any little bit of information will help.”
NEW YORK (AP) — At the sad tolling of bells and a rabbi’s hopeful reading, President Bush and a sea of firefighters and police officers silently bowed their heads Monday to mark the moments five years ago when terrorists pierced the nation’s defenses. On the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, Bush stood in front of a door salvaged from a fire truck destroyed on that tragic day, a flag at half staff above him. The observance outside a lower east side firehouse came on a crisp cloudless morning eerily reminiscent of the sunny, workaday morning when hijackers commandeering commercial airliners struck, killing nearly 3,000 people. The group paused twice, at 8:46 a.m. and at 9:03 a.m., EDT, marking the moments when the two planes slammed into the towers of the World Trade Center. Bagpipes wailed, a firefighter sang “Amazing Grace,” a policeman sang “God Bless America” and a choir sang “America the Beautiful.” Bush and his wife, Laura, stood ramrod straight and wordless in the bright sunshine. Rabbi Joseph Patesnick read from a passage from Deuteronomy: “You should choose life by loving God and living his commandments.” The simple ceremony concluded with more bagpipes and a salute from Bush. The president began a grim but high-profile journey through all three scenes of the day’s devastation on Sunday with wreath-layings in the vast gash that is all that remains of the World Trade Center’s twin towers. Similarly painful memories were renewed at the Pentagon and in Shanksville, Pa. Former President Clinton, speaking before a Jewish conference in Washington, recalled how 9/11 transformed the world. “We had an astonishing moment of unity in America and around the world,” he said. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi said in a statement, “Five years later, we have to continue to move forward with unity, urgency, and in the spirit of international cooperation, because we are not yet fully healed and not yet as safe as we should be.” In Shanksville, the weather matched the mournful mood. Steel gray skies spit cold rain on the field where 9/11 families gathered to remember their dead with the president. Bush and his wife stood without umbrellas and bowed their heads in front of a large wreath honoring the victims. The Rev. Paul H. Britton, whose brother, Marion Britton, died on Flight 93, offered a prayer for all as well as a personal benediction to Bush, whom he called “our conscience and our heart.” “We gather here connected by sorrow,” Britton said. At a memorial observance near the site where an American Airlines plane slammed into the Pentagon five years ago, Vice President Dick Cheney and Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld walked side-by-side to the speaker’s platform as somber music played. Rumsfeld’s arm was in a sling; he is recovering from shoulder surgery. “We have no intention of ignoring or appeasing history’s latest gang of fanatics trying to murder their way to power,” the vice president said. Rumsfeld appeared to struggle with his emotions as he recalled the day of the attacks. “I remember working through that long, tragic day.” A moment of silence was observed at 9:37 a.m. EDT, the exact time the plane struck, killing 184 people. At the State Department, two relatives of victims, one born in China and the other in Bangladesh, read off the names of the more than 90 countries that lost nationals. A Navy seaman sounded a bell after each country was announced. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said the terrorists struck “not only at our people but at the noblest aspirations of all people.” At the Justice Department, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales led a moment of silence with families of 9/11 victims. Among those attending were families who attended the penalty trial of al-Qaida conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui as well as former Solicitor General Ted Olson, whose wife, Barbara, was aboard the flight that crashed into the Pentagon. After spending the night in New York, Bush opened the anniversary day with breakfast at a historic Lower East Side firehouse nicknamed “Fort Pitt,” in honor of the many first responders who burst into the towers to save lives but lost their own. Outside, with fire trucks and police vehicles as a backdrop, Bush and several dozen firefighters, city police and Port Authority officers were joining in a moment of silence to mark the times when hijacked planes crashed into the two towers. Later in the day, he placed a wreath at the spot in Shanksville where Flight 93 was diverted from its murderous intentions into the ground and was appearing at the rebuilt Pentagon wall where another hijacked jetliner pierced the most enduring symbol of American military might. Bush concludes the observance with a 9 p.m. EDT address to the nation from the White House. With these events, he abandoned the quiet approach he has adopted in recent years to mark the day of America’s worst-ever terrorist attack. Bush’s tour was rife with symbols that recalled the devastation of the day, and the high point of his presidency that followed. In an interview broadcast Monday, he said that on that fateful day, he came harshly to grip with the reality that “we were involved in an ideological struggle akin to the Cold War.” “In the long term, we’ve got to defeat an ideology of hate with an ideology of hope,” Bush said on NBC’s “Today” show. CIA Director Gen. Michael Hayden said “we now know the enemy and understand his methods with far greater depth and precision.” On Sunday, Bush and his wife, Laura, set floral wreaths adrift in two small reflecting pools in the pits that are all that remain of the once-soaring twin towers. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe Christmas Truce of 1914 proved that peace is possible160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Hoever and his Liverpool team-mates line-up against Lyon in pre-season Liverpool transfer news live: Star man wanted by Real Madrid, Mbappe latest and more The then 16-year-old became the youngest ever player to feature for the Merseyside club in the competition, and their third youngest debutant ever, beating a record previously set by Ben Woodburn in January 2017, aged 17.Jurgen Klopp had to turn to Hoever after Dejan Lovren suffered an early injury, and despite the 2-1 loss the youngster impressed.He now looks set to start against MK Dons but who is he? talkSPORT.com takes a closer look at Hoever below…Career so farHoever joined Liverpool in the summer of 2018, having failed to sign a senior deal at Ajax.He made his first Liverpool appearance for the Under-18s against Newcastle on September 15, a match Liverpool won 4-1.Three days later he was introduced as a substitute in the UEFA Youth League in Liverpool’s 5-2 over Red Star Belgrade.At international level, he has an impressive goal tally with three goals in five appearances for the Netherlands Under-17s. Hoever in action against Chelsea for the club’s Under-23s BIG PRESENTS UP TOP What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas on target Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman “I need to be realistic. I hope to make some minutes in the first team this year, of course, but I know that I will probably play more games for the Under-23s. I will just train hard with the first team, show them what I can do and if there is a chance, I will be ready. That’s what I am hoping for. The Dutchman said.“They have given me a lot of trust, so I will try to do them proud and show what I can do for this club – and I hope these are not the last few years I play here. PEP TALK 3 3 targets Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta Pep Guardiola gives Man City injury update and talks Christmas schedule Latest Football News statement Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ appointed AFP Getty Images – Getty Chelsea fan arrested for allegedly racially abusing Heung-min Son Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Playing styleA defender, Hoever has drawn comparisons with Virgil van Dijk for his confidence and composure on the ball. He is equally as comfortably playing centre back and right back but his talents can also be used on the left side, and during his four years in Ajax’s academy he developed into a ball-playing defender.In his Premier League 2 debut against Everton, coach Neil Critchley said: “Unbelievable. Sixteen years old? Just… wow, really!”What has been said“It’s just a joy to watch him. He’s an incredible, confident, young fella and he’s really a good player on top. That we can see him day in, day out is really cool,” said Jurgen Klopp.“I don’t want to sell him too much. He’s early in his journey here, he’ll take some time to adapt,” said Liverpool’s Under-18s coach Barry Lewtas“What I can say is that he’s trained really well and I know he’s going to fit in really well. We are all keeping our feet on the floor with him.“He’s still got a lot to do; sometimes you can ride the wave when you first get into teams, but he knows it’s a long process. He’s very mature, he’s a good boy and he knows he’s got lots to improve on.” He added: “The physical demands were really heavy for him to take. You forget so quickly these boys are so young. He’s still 17, it’s just crazy. But everything will be fine, he’s a fantastic footballer and I’m really happy that we have him for longer.What does he say?When interviewed by Liverpoolfc.com after putting pen to paper during a training camp in Evian, Hoever remained humble in his response to being asked how the long-term deal indicates Liverpool’s belief in him.And he also left a message to Klopp that he will be ready to give his all for the club when his name is eventually on the team-sheet. 3 Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship 3 stalemate latest update Hoever tackles Diogo Jota in Liverpool’s FA Cup tie at Molineux Ki-Jana Hoever is expected to feature in the reds first game of the Carabao Cup against MK Dons tonight.When Hoever made his senior debut in the FA Cup defeat against Wolves in January, he made history. New ContractSeven months after making his senior debut he embarked on his first pre-season with the Merseyside club.Over the summer he made five first-team appearances and at the end of July the Dutch defender committed his future to Liverpool by signing a new long-term.Klopp was delighted to have secured the youngsters signature on a long-term contract and believes that he possesses the tools to progress further during his Anfield career.“Ki-Jana is a wonderful kid and a sensational young player who can learn so much. Especially in the Napoli game when he came on, on the left side, it was maybe his best 15 minutes in the pre-season. Klopp told Liverpoolfc.com. rookie error Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff
There’s a real feel-good factor around Scotland right now and with good reason. We’ve secured six points out of six, our Group F fate is now in our hands and the dream of reaching the 2018 World Cup is still very much alive. There were some concerning things that happened in the 2-0 win over Malta, though, with Scott Brown accusing Steve Borg of spitting on him and Leigh Griffiths hobbling off with an injury. The latter has said it was only precautionary, however, and will be fit for Celtic’s return to league action this weekend. And to end on a lighter note, Christophe Berra was able to give his daughter the perfect birthday present by scoring a goal. We are all eternally grateful as well, Christophe.
All we know is that Kris Jenner gets $15 million off the top . . . because she serves as the family’s manager, and her fee is 10%. And now, E! has a gift for America, and it’s a bit of a WHITE ELEPHANT. They’ve just signed a new $150 MILLION deal to extend “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” into 2019. This is a bump from their last deal in 2015, which paid them $100 million for five seasons, which of course breaks down to $20 million per season. A couple weeks ago, “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” celebrated its 10th anniversary. Which, let’s face it, is about nine and a half years longer than it needed to be. The Kardashians probably don’t split the money evenly . . . but the details are unclear, because E! just pays the money, and the family divvies it up amongst themselves. The contract covers EVERY show the KARDASHIANS do. TMZ says they’re paying $30 million per season . . . and since they do more than one season of their shows per year, that only covers the next two years.
Google announced a new feature today for their Google News web site that allows people involved in news stories to post dissenting (or concurring) view points next to published news items. From the Google News Blog: A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… I agree completely with Rubel’s analysis:“Google gets points for opening up their platform to comments from sources but I would had rather have seen them make it more democratic and have this open to everyone. In being selective, the move is more fraught with risk as Google begins to make editorial decisions that might not be popular. A better way to manage this might be to have a system that lets everyone comment, yet also delineates those from official sources that are mentioned in a particular story.”Further, Ars Technica makes a good point in their write up of today’s announcement. Some publishers have already been wary of Google News for publishing their headlines and excerpts without compensation. The prospect of unfiltered and possibly negative reactions from outside sources alongside those links isn’t going to make those skeptical publishers change their minds.Check out a Google News comment here.What do you think about Google News’ new feature? Leave your thoughts in the comments below (or email them to Google News — kidding…). Tags:#news#web “We’ll be trying out a mechanism for publishing comments from a special subset of readers: those people or organizations who were actual participants in the story in question. Our long-term vision is that any participant will be able to send in their comments, and we’ll show them next to the articles about the story. Comments will be published in full, without any edits, but marked as “comments” so readers know it’s the individual’s perspective, rather than part of a journalist’s report.”In order to send comments to Google, those “special” readers will need to email Google with a link to the story they’re commenting on, and a way for Google to authenticate their identity. (More information on their help page.)Tony Hung thinks this is a game changer because it allows those involved in stories to tell their side of the story without it being filtered through a reporter. But I don’t really agree.Comments appear directly below news links (highlight added).While it is certainly important for news organizations to offer dissenting views, this feels like an odd choice for Google for a couple of reasons. First, this is a very “web 1.0” feature. Rather than encouraging an open discussion on news topics, Google is perpetuating a closed debate between newsmakers and journalists. And they’re using a clunky, slow medium (email) to do it. With many mainstream news organizations adding mechanisms for instant feedback from readers, and offering ways for readers to submit news items themselves, I’m not sure if this feature is really all that compelling.Further, many news organizations already offer methods for editorial response. And isn’t the blogging revolution, at least in part, about telling your side of the story without having to go through the mainstream press? Google News offers another outlet for people to be heard, and for that they can be applauded, but I don’t think they’re “bringing a revolution to news,” as Tony Hung argues, unless he’s talking about the way Google News aggregates blog content alongside mainstream press reports (which is somewhat revolutionary, but something they’ve been doing for awhile).Secondly, as Steve Rubel points out, Google is now venturing into the realm of original content. They will now be publishing content (if not expressly producing it), and opening themselves up to potential headaches they didn’t have to deal with in the past. Editorial content has traditionally been Yahoo!’s domain, and with Yahoo!’s News site still the dominant force in online news, maybe it is not so surprising that Google is trying to follow suit. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… josh catone 1
Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim The Celtics struggled from the field in the second quarter, shooting a combined 4 for 21.HAYWARD RETURN?Hayward is open to playing this season, but said it will depend on how fast he is able to heal and show progress as he works his way back.“My mind is open to that,” Hayward said of the possibility of returning to game action before season’s end. “I’m trying to get back as fast as I can. It all depends on how I heal, and taking it day-by-day, goal by goal. We’ll see what happens.”Wednesday marked a milestone in Hayward’s recovery process, when he was able to shed the walking boot he’s been using since his surgery in October. He continues to wear a protective brace.NO HARD FEELINGSSnyder said no one feels any animosity over Hayward’s decision to leave Utah.“I think everybody understands the decision that he made,” Snyder said. “So to see him get hurt, it was hard. I felt horrible for him. I think most of the guys on our team reached out. I know I did. … We hope that he’s back soon.”MORRIS UPDATEMarcus Morris (knee soreness) sat out his fourth straight game and won’t travel for the upcoming two-game trip. Morris has played in just 16 games this season while dealing with the injury and recently sought a second opinion on it. The second quarter brought more injuries. First, Boston’s Daniel Theis left with a facial injury. Later, the Celtics’ Jaylen Brown caught Favors with an incidental elbow, leaving him bleeding from his left eye and Brown from his elbow. Favors received six stitches and did not return.“That’s a team win. Everybody stepped up,” Rubio said. “We know that we have a lot of players who can play, and they were ready.”Coach Quin Snyder said Favors passed the concussion protocol. Gobert will be evaluated Saturday.“This group’s got character and they are going to compete no matter what the circumstances and they did,” Snyder said.Boston got no closer than eight points in final quarter.ADVERTISEMENT After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH “He’s had a little bit of a setback here, but it doesn’t sound like it’s going to be a long-term thing,” Celtics coach Brad Stevens said.UP NEXTJazz: Continue six-game trip Saturday at Cleveland.Celtics: Begin two-game trip Friday at Memphis.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Westbrook triple-double keys OKC in 3OT thriller vs 76ers LATEST STORIES MOST READ Malditas save PH from shutout MRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021 Ricky Rubio had 22 points, Donovan Mitchell added 17 points, nine assists and five rebounds, and the Utah Jazz beat the Boston Celtics 107-95 on Friday night.Jonas Jerebko and Rodney Hood also finished with 17 points for the Jazz, who snapped a four-game losing streak. It was Utah’s first victory in Boston since 2008, a span of nine games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting It took everything the Jazz had to make it to the end of the game.Jazz center Rudy Gobert left early in the first quarter with a left knee injury after teammate Derrick Favors fell backward into his leg. Gobert was able to walk off the court on his own power, but went straight to the locker room and did not return. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Kyrie Irving led the Celtics with 33 points. Al Horford added 21 points and seven assists. Boston lost for the third time in five games.“I gotta give Utah credit, because they grinded the game and they made tough shot after tough shot,” Horford said. “They kind of, like, took the life out of you in a way.”Friday was the first meeting between the teams since Gordon Hayward left Utah in free agency last summer to join the Celtics. But Hayward could only watch as he continues to rehab from the broken left ankle he suffered in Boston’s season opener.Joe Johnson returned to game action for the first time since Oct. 30. He missed 21 straight games while dealing with a right wrist injury.TIP-INSJazz: G Raul Neto sat out his second straight game with a concussion.Celtics: It was Irving’s ninth game this season with 30 or more points. … Started the second quarter 0 for 14 from the field.TAKING CONTROLThe Jazz held a 46-39 lead at the half. They were led by Rubio and Hood, who scored 12 and 11 points, respectively, and shot a combined 10 for 13 from the field.The Jazz led by as many as 10 in the half and outscored the Celtics 25-13 in the second quarter. The Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytay Utah Jazz’s Rudy Gobert (27) kneels on the floor beside teammate Derrick Favors (15) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics in Boston, Friday, Dec. 15, 2017. Gobert left the game with a knee injury after Favors fell backward into his leg on the play. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)BOSTON — The Utah Jazz broke out of a slump that has been plaguing them during their current road trip.But it came at the cost of two of their starters — one possibly for an extended period.ADVERTISEMENT ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims
Asus launched the successor to the Pegasus X002, the Pegasus2 Plus X550 but for now the device is exclusively available in China. Thedevice was launched in Nanjing on Saturday.The Pegasus line up is a series of budget smartphones thatprovide the user with 4G LTE at very affordable prices. The new Pegasus 2 Plus sports a 5.5-inch screen that comeswith a FullHD resolution which yields a pixel density of 401ppi in comparisonto the Pegasus X002’s HD screen. The device is powered by a 64-bit QualcommSnapdragon 615 octa-core SoC that is assisted by 3GB RAM whereas the previousiteration carried 2GB RAM. On the camera front, the device sports a 13 Megapixel cameracoupled with an 8 Megapixel front facing snapper. The device will come withAndroid 5.1.1 out of the box with the Zen UI over it. The phone extracts powerfrom a 3030mAh battery.The device will be available in White and rose Gold. Theprice and availability have not been confirmed as of now but if the devicefollows a pricing policy similar to the previous iteration the device willprove to be a steal deal. The PegasusX002 was priced at CNY 799 that translates to Rs 8,000 which is not veryexpensive for a phone with such specifications.