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ause the camera must not be covered during the folding, while the battery is also thicker. Huawei Mate X looks better, but its display is not protected as well as that of Samsung Fold and faces higher risk of breaking should the phone be dropped.
The two share one thing in common, namely a h
igh price — Both are rather expensive. The Samsu ng Fold is priced at $1,980 while the Huawei Mate X is priced at 2,299 euros ($2,606). The high price will
sly limit the marketing of the two products and make them the luxuries of rich people only. According to our analysis and market forecasts, in 2019, the number of f
rtphones and tablets sold globally might reach 900,000, which might do uble in 2020. As a comparison, people globally bought 1.4 billion smartphones in 2018. In a word, unless its cost fall sh
he market for foldable smartphones will be limited for the foreseeable future. Yet both Huawei and Samsung have invested huge resources in the research, publicity, and mark
eting of foldable smartphones. There are two main causes for that. First, smartphones are already so
developed that there is hardly any new space for innovation. The iPhone 4 miracle of Steven Jobs can hardly be re
peated in the near future, so both companies need to show the world that they are innovating.
Second, foldable displays need special materials that are quite scarce i
n the market, so neither of the two companies can afford to wait for the other to rise. B
oth need to keep the market in a balance so as to ensure its own share of products.
Marvel’s “Black Panther” looked like a contender by claiming a pair of early awards, and made
history in the process: Ruth E. Carter and Hannah
Beachler became the first African-American w omen to win for costume design and production design, respectively. The film was also honored for its musical score.
” didn’t walk away empty handed, earing best foreig n-language film. Its director, Alfonso Cuaron, was honored for directing and cin
ematography for the black-and-white period dr
ama, a deeply personal look back at the women who raised him. Cuaron’s marks the fifth time a Mexican director has won that
award in the past six years, a stretch that includes his previous win for “Gravity” in 2014.
ermo Del Toro — who presented the statuette to Cuaron — was t he victor last year for “The Shape of Water.” The third member of the “Three Amigos,” as the
y are affectionately known, is Alejandro G. Iñárritu, a winner for “Birdman” and “The Revenant.”
Mahershala Ali received his second Oscar in three years for “Green Book,” and the film al
so won for original screenplay, despite separate controversies related to its director and w
riter. With his prior award for “Moonlight,” Ali becomes only the second African-American actor with multiple Os
cars, joining Denzel Washington. A tearful Regina King took the first award of the night, winning supporting actress f
or “If Beale Street Could Talk,” director Barry Jenkins’ adaptation of the James Baldwin novel.
erse expertise should be established, while personalized and differentiated financial products that suit market demand should be developed, he said.
The number of small and medium-sized financ
ial institutions as well as their proportion o f businesses should be increased, while financial services to the small and micro firms as well as agr
iculture, rural areas and rural people should be i
mproved, Xi said.Xi stressed the need to establish a standard, tra nsparent, open, dynamic and resilient capital market that has sound fundamental institutional arrangements, pr
agement on market access and exit and tightened full-process supervision on transactions. He said that financial services conducive to the development of industr
ial, market, regional and green developm
ent systems of a modernized economy shall be provided. An all-around and multi-level financial service system including ve
nture capitals, bank loans and bond and stock markets shall be put in place, he said.
NEW YORK — A Boeing 767 cargo jetliner with three people on board crashed into a bay near Housto
n’s George Bush International Airport on Saturday, s
aid the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). It is unlikely that anybody could have survived, said Brian Hawthorne, sheriff of the Chambers County of the US state of Texas.
Hawthorne told local newspaper Houston
Chronicle that police have found human remains at the si te of the crash and investigators have recovered parts of the plane, the largest at 50 feet (around 15 meters) long.
The twin-engine plane, operated by Atlas Air, was flying from Miami to Houston wh
en it crashe
d shortly before 12:45 pm local time (1845 GMT), said the FAA, add ing that radar and radio contact was lost with the aircraft at around 30 miles (48 km) southeast of the airport.
The US National Transportation Safety Board will be in charge of the investigation, it said.
le, Atlas Air said the flight was being operated for Amazon. “Our main priority at this time is caring for those affected and we will ensure we do all
we can to support them now and in the days and weeks to come,” Atlas Air said in a statement.
We find it unconscionable that a Party once trusted on the economy, more than any other, is now recklessly marching the country to the cliff edge of no d
eal,” the group said. “No responsible government should knowingly and deliber
ately inflict the dire consequences of such a destructive exit on individuals, communities and businesses and put at risk the prospect of ending austerity.”
The MPs also rejected what they say May has p
resented as a “false binary choice” be tween a “bad deal” and a “no deal,” slamming her strategy of “running down the clock” to Brexit.
May said in a statement on Wednesday that she was “saddened” by the lawmakers’ decision to quit the party, but
ined to deliver on Brexit, affirming that it was “the right thing for the country.” The Independent Group was formed on Monday when seven MPs, including Chuka Umunna, Chris Leslie and Luciana Berger, resi
gned from Labour. An eighth Labour MP, Joan Ryan, j
oined their ranks on Tuesday evening. The group said v ariously that they had become ashamed of the Labour party and its shift to the hard-left, denouncing opposition le
ader Jeremy Corbyn’s handling of a wave of anti-Semitism and “betrayal” on Brexit.
rning to two ladies with improper hijab, people in the area surrounded them and prevented them from driving the two ladies a
way,” the police source told IRNA. “After the two ladies got off the police van, the crowd di
spersed and that was the end of the incident.” Threatened with acid, rape, abuseotesting Iranmpulsory hijab law
Threatened with ‘acid, rape, abuse’: Protesting Iran’s compulsory hijab law
f the incident showed people honking their car horns in apparent protest. A man is heard shouting “Let her go!” as a group of people surround the van. The sound of gunshots is then heard.
carf, or the hijab, has been a mandatory part of women’s dress in Iran since the 1979 Islamic revolution led to clerical rule of the country. But in recent years, some women have mounted opposition to headscarf rules by stagi
ng sporadic s
treet demonstrations, some of which have gone viral on social media. Many women have also observed the dress rules more loosely in recent years. While signs instructing women to wear hijab ad
orn the walls of nearly every shop and restaurant, many wear short scarves which only slightly cover their heads.
If Europe’s leaders, diplomats and security professionals had a vote in the 2020 US presidential elections, it doesn’t see
m likely they’d give it to President Trump. At least, that’s how it seemed at the 2019 M
unich Security Conference. Hundreds of dignitaries crammed into tight corridors, moving between the modest meeting halls of Munich’s Bayeri
scher Hof Hotel. The event has grown in recent years. As prime ministers and presidents rub shoulders wit
h CEO’s an
d policy wonks, conversations straddle global differences and attempt to shape the world order. Biden says US should remain committed to its allies abroad
It is an odd, almost old-fashioned mix. It’s rare at global summits these days that repo
rters can mi
ngle with the people they cover and even engage them in casual conversation. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg surprised me, praising my sturdy weather-beating boots and trou
sers. He laughed when I told him he was lucky inside. I was outside, the sun was blazing and, frankly, I was baking.