UAE National Day 2020: President Sheikh Khalifa pays tribute to Covid frontliners, talks about optimism and future in address – News

President pays tribute to nation’s frontliners in their fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has called on the people of the UAE to look to the future with optimism and contribute with ideas and visions that will help the country achieve further progress across all sectors.

On the occasion of the UAE’s 49th National Day, Sheikh Khalifa, in a statement to Nation Shield, the UAE Armed Forces magazine, said that while the nation prepares to celebrate its Golden Jubilee in 2021, the nation’s sons and daughters should be ready to welcome the next 50 years with future visions “that will prepare our country for more development across all sectors, so that by year 2071, the UAE will become the first in the world in global indicators for well-being, happiness and quality of life.”

“Looking to the future with optimism, anticipating

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CNX grant to New Kensington-Arnold and Kiski Area school districts pays for needed virtual technology and equipment

CNX Resources’ grants totaling $12,200 will help two local school districts, providing one with equipment to tap free high-speed internet for students in the New Kensington-Arnold School District, where 150 homes either don’t have internet access or lack reliable service.

The CNX grants, $6,500 to New Kensington-Arnold and $5,700 to Kiski area, are part of a group of grants in the region to help school districts where students or teachers lack the technology and equipment for virtual learning during the pandemic.

CNX Resources of Canonsburg works with community foundations to pick which school districts are in the greatest need and are within areas where CNX owns well sites for natural gas extraction from the Marcellus and Utica shale formations.

“CNX has kept tabs on the local schools as they’ve pivoted to

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Surprise Galaxy S21 Leak, Honor Leaves Huawei, Google Pay’s New Adventure

Taking a look back at seven days of news and headlines across the world of Android, this week’s Android Circuit includes the stunning Galaxy S21 screen leaks, saying goodbye to the Galaxy Note, Google Pay’s new banking play, reviewing the OnePlus Nord N10 5G, Huawei’s route to Qualcomm, Honor gains independence, and a rollable smartphone screen…

Android Circuit is here to remind you of a few of the many things that have happened around Android in the last week (and you can find the weekly Apple news digest here).

Samsung’s All Screen Galaxy S21

As discussions continue about Samsung’s Galaxy S21 arriving one month ahead of schedule in January, more details on the South Korean company’s flagship have leaked. The latest includes a closer look at the display, with almost total coverage.Forbes’ Gordon Kelly:

“Thanks to newly leaked CAD files, we know the front of the Galaxy S21 Ultra will

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PearPop pays TikTok creators for collabs and duets with fans, brands

  • Tech startup PearPop launched a new platform last month that lets TikTok stars earn money by “collabing” with their fans.
  • PearPop users can pay influencers to feature their content in “duets,” “stitches,” and “sounds” on their main accounts. 
  • Influencers set their own rates, ranging from a few dollars per post to thousands of dollars for a creator to duet a video featuring a fan or brand.
  • TikTok has been slow to add features to help its top creators make money, opening up a window for monetization startups like PearPop to fill the void. 
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Tech startup PearPop wants TikTok stars to earn money by “collabing” with their fans.

Through its creator-fan marketplace, PearPop users can pay their favorite influencers to feature their content in videos. A user can ask an influencer to do a “duet” (when an influencer posts a side-by-side video with

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New Amazon ad pays tribute to human spirit as it kicks off holiday season in the midst of pandemic

“The show must go on” for Amazon as the tech giant gears up for a huge holiday shopping season in the midst of the pandemic. That also happens to be the title of a new ad from the company featuring a touching nod to crisis we’re living through.



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The holiday ad made its debut in the U.K. on Tuesday during an episode of “The Great British Bake Off” and features a young ballerina who is disappointed when her star turn in a winter show is derailed by the pandemic.

The young girl faces the challenges of the year and continues to train and eventually puts on an outdoor performance on a snowy rooftop for her family and neighbors. From a balcony above, a boy shines a spotlight on the dancing girl using a flashlight he purchased on Amazon.

The campaign features 17-year-old French ballet

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Samsung takes lead in India’s smartphone market; Xiaomi pays for anti-China sentiments



a close up of a sign: Samsung takes lead in India's smartphone market; Xiaomi pays for anti-China sentiments


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Samsung takes lead in India’s smartphone market; Xiaomi pays for anti-China sentiments

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Samsung garners 24% share in smartphone shipments in Q3 2020, recapturing the pole position for the first time in 2 years
  • Xiaomi registered 4% decline in sales year-on-year, 3 percentage point fall in market share at 23%
  • Overall smartphone shipments grew 9% at 53 million units, the highest ever for a quarter
  • Feature phone sales also grew 5% year-on-year; China’s Itel, Samsung, Lava largest brands

Adverse sentiment towards Chinese products has directly benefitted South Korean electronics giant Samsung which has emerged as the largest smartphone brand in the country for the first time in two years in the third quarter of 2020.

Samsung recorded a strong 32 per cent growth in a quarter where smartphone sales registered a strong comeback with highest ever sales. With a 24 per cent share, a four

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