Trumps China tariffs could hit Apples AirPods and Apple Watch next

first_img Apple Mobile Tech Industry Politics 18 Photos Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it See It See It Mentioned Above Apple AirPods 2019 (Charging Case) Best Buy See it Review • AirPods 2019 review: King of truly wireless earphones crowned with small enhancements $144 $144 Amazon Now playing: Watch this: CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Apple Donald Trump Apple’s AirPods may end up in the center of Trump’s trade fights. Sarah Tew/CNET President Donald Trump’s trade war with China has already hit farmers so hard that the country’s giving out billions in bailouts to help cover losses from unsold goods. Now the electronics industry may be the next to feel the pinch. A new round of tariffs on Chinese imports is set to go into effect Sept. 1, raising prices on some electronics by 10%. That, according to Reuters, may include Apple’s popular AirPods and Apple Watch, which together are estimated to represent multibillion-dollar businesses in their own rights. The administration said Tuesday it will be delaying tariffs for other popular tech products, such as laptops and cellphones, to Dec. 15. Trump had initially planned to hit tech products with tariffs last year, but delayed that move amid industry opposition.Apple was among the companies that sent letters to the US Trade Representative asking for an exemption at that time, arguing that “because all tariffs ultimately show up as a tax on US consumers, they will increase the cost of Apple products that our customers have come to rely on in their daily lives.” Trump, meanwhile, has called for Apple to build its devices in the US. Apple does the majority of its research and development in the US, but assembles the bulk of its devices overseas. Apple and the White House didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment. Tags $159 reading • Trump’s China tariffs could hit Apple’s AirPods and Apple Watch next See All See It 3:55 Apple AirPods 2019 Aug 31 • Apple iPhone 11 launches Sept. 10, Disney Plus in big demand The 17 best health and fitness apps for Apple Watch 4 Share your voice $144 AirPods 2nd-generation: Not really 2.0, but definitely… Apple Comments Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors • Aug 31 • Verizon vs AT&T vs T-Mobile vs Sprint: Choose the best 5G carrierlast_img read more

CPA seeks urgent global action to resolve Rohingya crisis

first_imgRohingya refugees make their way to a refugee camp after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border in Palong Khali, near Cox`s Bazar. ReutersThe Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) on Tuesday urged the international community to come up with urgent actions to resolve the humanitarian crisis of Rohingya people, reports UNB.The CPA made the call in a statement unanimously adopted by its 63rd general assembly in Dhaka.It called on all commonwealth parliaments and parliamentarians to condemn the atrocities, oppression, ethnic cleansing, displacement and all the gross violation of human rights, including the loss of innocent lives in Rakhine, Myanmar.The CPA annual conference also urged Myanmar to stop the violence and practice of ethnic cleansing in Rakhine immediately, unconditionally and indefinitely, and ensure the sustainable return of all the forcibly displaced Rohingyas sheltered in Bangladesh and other countries to their home in Myanmar.It also called upon the Myanmar to implement the recommendations of the Advisory Commission on Rakhine State immediately, unconditionally, and completely.The general assembly also urged the Commonwealth member states to request Myanmar to take urgent measures to ensure the sustainable return of forcibly displaced Rohingyas and internationally and externally displaced Rohingyas to their homeland in safety, security, dignity and with guaranteed livelihoods.In the statement, it appreciated the efforts of Bangladesh government, particularly prime minister Sheikh Hasina, for her decision to open the country’s borders to Rohingyas and help some one million distressed Rohingyas with shelter, food, sanitation, water and medical attention.Following requests from commonwealth MPs at the Bangladesh foreign minister’s briefing on Sunday last, the CPA placed the statement in the general assembly of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference.Bangladesh urged the CPA members to persuade their respective governments to cosponsor and support the 3rd committee resolution which is expected to be voted in the United Nations on 14 November next.Rohingyas wait to receive humanitarian aid at Balu Khali refugee camp near Cox`s Bazar on 27 October, 2017. Photo: ReutersCPA secretary general Akbar Khan read out the statement and some delegates made their remarks before the adoption by vote in the general assembly.Despite proposals from many commonwealth lawmakers, the CPA could not place a resolution on Rohingya issue in the general assembly due to legal obligation and time constraint.During the briefing of Bangladesh foreign minister AHM Mahmood Ali, the Malta speaker first proposed focusing on the Rohingya issue in the general assembly.Taking floor in the general assembly, Malaysian MP Mohd Hatta Md Ramli thanked the assembly for the adoption of a strong statement on Rohingya issue.He proposed that a CPA delegation, led by its new chair, should be sent to Myanmar, and convey the assembly’s message to the Myanmar government.He also suggested a CPA team visit Cox’s Bazar to see the actual scenario of Rohingyas who fled persecution in Myanmar.Belize National Assembly speaker Laura Tucker-Longworth Obe said there was absolute support in favour of the statement in the assembly.Besides, the general assembly agreed on 24 agenda on different issues.With the general assembly, the main round of the eight-day Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference concluded. Though the conference is scheduled to end on Wednesday, there is no programme scheduled for the day except departure and optional tours of the delegates.last_img

Cornyn Pushes To Revive HUMANE Act In Wake Of Scandal Over Lost

first_img 00:00 /00:46 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X Gage Skidmore/FlickrU.S. Sen. John CornynIt’s been more than a month since officials at the U.S. Health and Human Services Department admitted to Congress that they had lost nearly 1,500 migrant children. The children had been separated from their parents after being caught trying to cross the border illegally. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) says he has a solution to prevent this from happening again.It’s called the Helping Unaccompanied Minors and Alleviating National Emergency (HUMANE) Act. It would require a judge to rule on a migrant child’s case within 72 hours. Children who win their case would get to stay in the U.S. in the custody of a sponsor. Senator Cornyn and Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX) first proposed the bill in 2014.“Henry and I agree that the status quo is unacceptable and dangerous,” Cornyn says, “and it is unfortunately a result of our inability here in Congress to come up with common sense solutions to real world problems when it comes to our border and immigration.”The original HUMANE Act was designed to deal with unaccompanied minors crossing the border. Cornyn thinks this is the right time to revive it. Share Listenlast_img read more

Depression in HIV patients may up heart attack risk

first_imgHuman immuno-deficiency virus (HIV)-infected individuals already suffering from depression are at an increased risk of experiencing a heart attack than those without the mental health condition, finds a study.The findings showed that HIV-infected patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) – a mood disorder causing a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest – had a 30 per cent greater risk of having an acute myocardial infarction (AMI) or heart attack. With the advent of highly effective antiretroviral therapy and improved survival, people with HIV-infection are living longer. However, they are now at an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases (CVD). Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThis elevation in heart attack risk decreased by 25 per cent after further adjustment for other variables, such as hepatitis C infection, kidney disease, alcohol or cocaine abuse or dependence and haemoglobin levels, the study said.“Our findings raise the possibility that similar to the general population, MDD may be independently associated with incident atherosclerotic CVD in the HIV-infected population,” said Matthew S. Freiberg of the Vanderbilt University School in the US. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThere is an urgent need to identify novel risk factors and primary prevention approaches for CVD in HIV, the researchers concluded in the paper published online by JAMA Cardiology. For the study, the team included 26,144 HIV-infected veterans without heart disease at baseline (1998-2003) participating in the US Department of Veterans Affairs ‘Veterans Aging Cohort Study’ from April 2003 through December 2009.last_img read more

BlackBerry to Bring Popular BBM App to Android and iOS Devices

first_imgMay 14, 2013 If you’re one of the many smartphone users who made the jump from a BlackBerry to an iPhone or Android device, one feature you might be missing most is BlackBerry Messenger (BBM), which allows you to instant message with other BlackBerry users. Or, perhaps, it’s the one reason you’ve decided to stay with BlackBerry since other operating systems don’t offer it.Either way, that’s about to change. BlackBerry announced today that it is bringing BBM to Android and iOS devices. BlackBerry said the app will support iOS6 and Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or higher. It should be available sometime this summer, pending approval from the Apple App Store and Google Play.Related: BlackBerry’s New OS, Smartphones: What’s in it for Business Users?With the BBM app, Android and iPhone users will be able to send and receive multi-person chats and share photos and voice notes. Another feature, called BBM Groups, allows users to organize their contacts into specific groups of up to 30 people.It’s a big move for business users who prefer the immediacy of messaging over the internet — as BBM does — compared to texting, which can be slower and eats up data on your mobile plan. It will also allow individuals to expand their pool of family, friends and colleagues with whom they will be able to send instant messages over their smartphones.BlackBerry also announced BBM Channels. Like LinkedIn’s new Channels feature, it allows BlackBerry users to follow the businesses, brands, celebrities and groups they are most interested in.Related: Beyond Smartphones: Mobile Innovation That Could Change the Way You Do Business  Enroll Now for Free Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Nowcenter_img 2 min read This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience.last_img read more

Recap Major South Cheshire road closed due to accident

first_imgUPDATE: The accident has now cleared A major road in South Cheshire is closed following an accident this evening. The A50 Newcastle Road is shut in both directions between Love Lane (Fourlanes End) and A534 Congleton Road ( Arclid Traffic Lights, Arclid Green) – between Rode Heath and Arclid. The accident is understood to involve two vehicles and traffic is moving very slowly in the area as a result. Inrix, the traffic data company, reports the closure was put into place at 6.05pm. It is unclear how long the closure will be in place for at this stage. We will bring you further updates on this incident when they become available. For the latest news and breaking news visit www.stokeontrentlive.co.uk Get all the big headlines, pictures, analysis, opinion and video on the stories that matter to you. Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLive Police search for missing woman Driver named following fatal collision Punter found hiding in bushes center_img Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital window Follow us on Twitter @SOTLive – the official account – real news in real time. We’re also on Facebook – your must-see news, features, videos and pictures throughout Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire. Want to tell us about something going on where you live? Let us know – Tweet us @SOTLive or message us on our Facebook page . And if you have pictures to share, tag us on Instagram at StokeonTrentLive . Want to keep up to date with the latest traffic and travel news?Each day Stoke-on-Trent Live journalists bring you the latest news on the roads and railways across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire, South Cheshire and further afield to help keep you on the move. For the very latest updates on roads including the M6, A500, A50 and more, visit our dedicated traffic and travel news channel here. We also run a live news feed each weekday, which you can access on our website’s homepage from 7am to 9pm from Monday to Friday. And for more as-we-get-it updates on the roads across the region and beyond, join The Sentinel’s traffic and travel Facebook group here. Location of the closure (Image: Inrix)last_img read more