Coming soon: DU to get Delhi School of Journalism offering 5-year integrated degree course

 

Very soon, the Delhi University will be getting a ‘Delhi School of Journalism’, which will offer a five-year integrated course and will be functional from this academic session. DU Vice Chancellor Yogesh Tyagi had last year proposed for the introduction of a five-year integrated course in journalism.

Another new course in cyber security

DU will also be launching a post-graduate diploma course in cyber security.

“In the previous academic council meeting, the VC had mooted the idea of the courses. Though nothing concrete was known to us, he had set up committees of experts on cyber security and journalists to work on the syllabus and course content, which are now ready,” said Nachiketa Singh, a member of the panel.

The Standing Committee on Academic Affairs, in a meeting today, gave the approval to launch the two courses, a Standing Committee member Nachiketa Singh said.

School of Transnational AffairsDelhi School of Journalism to be established soon in DU

A nod was also given to set up ‘School of Transnational Affairs’ – a forum on virtual platform for intellectuals and academics for discourse among scholars across the world.

“The think-tank will be interdisciplinary and deal on subjects such as social, political, economics and security,” Singh told PTI.

(Read: DU among top 10 universities in India for the first time according to QS University World Rankings 2018)

The three agendas will have to get the nod from the Academic Council and the Executive Council before they are implemented.

As per an Indian Express report, Singh said, “The university is going to start a five-year integrated course in journalism, which will be known as the Delhi School of Journalism. If students quit at the end of three years, they will get a graduate degree, and if they complete five years, they’ll get a postgraduate degree.”

“The School will have a different building, and faculty will be appointed. It will probably be based in North Campus. But for this year, it will run from a temporary location. DU is ready with funds for the same,” he added.

 

LG Pay Coming to Low-End Smartphones, More Markets in 2018

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • LG Pay service to be available on more LG phones
  • The service was limited to LG G6 so far
  • The company has also confirmed service expansion to more markets

LG’s mobile payments service, LG Pay, is all set to expand to more smartphones and new markets next year. The company has finally confirmed its plan which means that LG’s new payment service will go head-on with rival services like Samsung Pay and Apple Pay in international markets.

The company has revealed plans to bring its LG Pay service to “low-budget smartphones” next year. Apart from affordable mobiles, the service is also said to expand to online shopping malls. To recall, the LG Pay mobile payments service was launched in South Korea last month.

LG Pay uses Wireless Magnetic Communication technology unlike Magnetic Secure Transmission technology used by rival service Samsung Pay (which also supports NFC). Apple Pay only supports NFC.LG Pay Coming to Low-End Smartphones, More Markets in 2018

“We will expand the use of LG Pay into low-budget smartphones alongside premium phones next year,” Cho Jun-ho, President of LG’s Mobile Communication Division was quoted saying at an event in South Korea. Unfortunately, the company is yet to announce the smartphones that will get the support for its LG Pay service.

The report adds that the number of LG Pay users stood at 95,000 compared to Samsung Pay’s 5.2 million users citing a local research firm Wiseapp.

As announced before, the LG Pay service is supported by the company’s flagship, the LG G6. Now, the South Korean giant had said that it would expand the service to more devices.

The LG Pay service requires the user’s fingerprint for every single transaction and thereby has been claimed to improve security while transacting.

 

WITH HEALTH COMING FIRST, ROGER FEDERER’S POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS

LONDON—Asked what he missed most about professional tennis, Pete Sampras once said that it was the feeling that would come over him an hour before the Wimbledon final. He would start to feel sick, because he knew the whole world was going to be watching.

That’s how most players talk about Centre Court. On the one hand, they wouldn’t trade the chance to play on it for anything; on the other, walking out there is the most nerve-wracking experience of their lives.

On Sunday, Roger Federer wouldn’t have wanted to be anywhere else. With his 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 win over Marin Cilic, he won his men’s-record eighth Wimbledon—for the first time, he did it without dropping a set—and his men’s-record 19th major title. After limping out of the same arena 12 months ago with a knee injury, and wondering if he would ever be back again, this was one of the most gratifying wins of Federer’s two-decade career.

For Cilic, though, his first experience in a Wimbledon final was nothing short of a nightmare. Two days earlier, at the end of his semifinal win over Sam Querrey, he had begun to feel pain from a blister on the ball of his left foot. Tournament physios had worked on it before the final, but the pain persisted through his practice on Sunday morning.

“They did as much as they could,” Cilic said. “Every time I had to do a reaction fast, fast change of movement, I was unable to do that.”

After being broken at 2-2 in the first set, Cilic’s game quickly unraveled. His swings were late, and he lunged for the ball, rather than taking little steps to set up. By the end of the set, knowing that the pain wasn’t going to cease, he was in tears.

“It was just a feeling that I knew that I cannot give my best on court,” Cilic said, “that I cannot give my best game and my best tennis, at such a big match.”

Federer said he wasn’t aware of what Cilic’s specific problem was; as of his post-match press conference, he still didn’t know.Image result for WITH HEALTH COMING FIRST, ROGER FEDERER'S POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS

“I thought maybe he was dizzy or something,” Federer said. “Because I couldn’t tell what it was, it actually made things easier…Because I didn’t know and I couldn’t tell, I just said, ‘Focus on your game.’”

Beforehand, I had picked Cilic to win. He had been building up to this moment through the grass-court season, and he had nearly beaten Federer here last year. But even when Cilic was hitting decently at the start today, Federer was up to the challenge. He handled Cilic’s flat deep drives, and by the middle of the first set he had begun to read the Croat’s serves and tee off on them.

Federer’s new, freer, stronger backhand was in evidence, too. Near the end of the first set, he rocketed two backhand passes at Cilic from close range; the second one went for a winner. In this match and in his straight-set quarterfinal win over Milos Raonic, the man who beat him here in 2016, Federer showed how much better—sharper, stronger, more complete—he is now compared to 12 months ago.

“Honestly, it was all based on health,” Federer said. “It wasn’t about the game itself, how I should play when I came back to Wimbledon this year. It was all [to try to] put myself in a good physical state that I could compete with the best and play seven times in five sets. That was my goal. I achieved that.”

The British sportswriter Simon Barnes used to say that Federer had the ability to make it seem as if he and his opponent were colluding to raise his game to greater heights. Look closer, of course, and you can see that Federer’s victories are based on his ability to attack his opponents, to get in the first strike more successfully and consistently than they do. But there was a sense during this fortnight that fate, or the tennis gods, were colluding to push Federer to victory.

It felt, from the start, like a re-coronation. Rafael Nadal, Federer’s great rival, lost 15-13 in the fifth set in the fourth round. Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray, champions here the last four years, were felled by injury in the quarterfinals, while Cilic was slowed by a blister.

The fans at Wimbledon didn’t mind. They gave Federer standing ovations for forehand winners. After each of his wins, they waited for him to cross the elevated foot bridge that connects Centre Court and the media center; when he gave them a wave, they waved back. They were ready to explode in the final, until the air was taken out of the building by Cilic’s emotional reaction to his blister problem.

After a battle-scarred two weeks, Federer, at 35, was the last man standing. He credited the support of his family and team for getting him back to this place.

“I did ask them the question sincerely, to everybody on my team, if they thought I could win majors again,” Federer said. “Basically, the answer was always the same from them: That they thought if you’re 100 percent healthy and you’re well prepared, you’re eager to play, then anything’s possible.”

Federer says he’s still surprised by how well his 2017 has gone.

“So I guess you would have laughed, too,” he told a reporter, “if I told you I was going to win two Slams this year.”

The experience has opened his eyes about what he can accomplish—with the right amount of rest—in the future.

“I just got to always remind myself that health comes first at this point,” he said. “If I do that, maybe things are actually possible that I didn’t think were.”

What would keep him going to 40? That old Centre Court feeling, of course.

“I’ve always been a big-stage player,” Federer said. “I always felt like I played my best on the biggest courts. I struggled on Court 18, to be honest…I just didn’t feel I hit the ball as good there than on Centre Court. That was always going to be a good thing, if I played the best players, or in the bigger matches, that that would serve me well.”

Sampras, the player who Federer passed today for the most Wimbledon men’s titles, missed that Centre Court feeling after he retired, even though it had made him sick. Nineteen years after his debut here, Federer still can’t get enough. He’s not going to miss it until he absolutely has to.

Samsung Z4 Tizen 3.0-Powered Smartphone With 4.5-Inch Display Launched, Coming First to India

 

Samsung on Friday launched its newest Tizen-powered smartphone – the Samsung Z4 – and it runs on Tizen 3.0 OS. The smartphone will be launched in select markets across the world, starting with India in May. The Samsung Z4 will be made available in Black, Gold, and Silver colour variants depending on the market. For now, the company has not detailed the Samsung Z4 price or its exact launch date.

The most interesting aspect about the new phone from Samsung is its camera department. The Samsung Z4 comes with a 5-megapixel rear camera with dual-LED flash support and at front it features a 5-megapixel sensor with f/2.2 aperture and LED flash support. The company claims that both front and rear cameras on Samsung Z4 are “optimised for social media” and offer features focused on convenience and creativity. The rear flash module also appears to be shaped similar to the Smart Glow notification system unveiled with the Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016).

The Samsung Z4 will be made available in both single and dual-SIM variants depending on the market. It sports a 4.5-inch WVGA (480×800 pixels) display with 2.5D curved glass on top, which the company says is a first for its Z-Series Tizen smartphones. It is powered by a 1.5GHz quad-core processor coupled with 1GB of RAM.
While Samsung is yet to detail the inbuilt storage offered by the device, the connectivity options offered by Samsung Z4 include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 2.0, GPS, and Glonass. The smartphone houses a 2050mAh battery. The Samsung Z4 measures 132.9×69.2×10.3mm and weighs 143 grams.Samsung Z4 Tizen 3.0-Powered Smartphone With 4.5-Inch Display Launched, Coming First to India

“We’re dedicated to providing our customers with devices that offer smarter mobile interactions,” DJ Koh, president of mobile communications business at Samsung Electronics, was quoted as saying in the company’s release. “The Samsung Z4 brings a simplified mobile experience to first time smartphone users and represents our ongoing commitment to expanding the Tizen ecosystem,” Koh said.

As the name indicates, the Samsung Z4 is the fourth smartphone in Samsung Z series. However, it cannot be called the successor the Samsung Z3. The South Korean giant has muddled the naming scheme, at least in terms of chronology. The first Samsung Tizen smartphone to have been unveiled was the Samsung Z, however, that never hit markets. Next, was the Samsung Z1, which was launched in January 2015. Next, strangely enough, was the Samsung Z3, unveiled in October 2015. Finally, we got the Samsung Z2, which was unveiled in August 2016.