A cross-section of the graduates.Dr. Dennis S. N. Walker, speaker of the 17th Commencement Convocation of the African Bible College University (ABCU), has challenged the graduates to take their acquired education as something serious, “because those are the tools anyone would want to use to impact the society.”Dr. Walker, a 1988 graduate of the college, informed the recent graduates that a well prepared person is among those who are impacting the society. Therefore they should engage in meaningful activities to benefit their respective communities.“Your education at ABCU is to make you as an irrevocable property to benefit you, your community, which should be the first among your friends and neighbors,” he said.Speaking on the theme, “Prepare for Impacted Service,” Dr. Walker encouraged the graduates to place themselves among those that are working as humanitarians.He added, “your being prepared and ability to serve are actions that usually emanate from your mindset as an educated person,” Walker informed the graduates.ABCU 2019 Commencement Keynote Speaker, Dr. Dennis Dee Nyamieh WalkerHe meanwhile called on management of Arcelor Mittal Company to provide full time electricity on the campus to meet the students’ needs of attaining quality education. He also spoke of the needs for the government to improved its subsidy to the institution by providing scholarship for the students.He also called on the government to push for an improved subsidy to the institution, and also provide scholarship for the students.The ABCU graduated 20 students in three disciplines, including Biblical Studies, Education and Mass Communication, with education topping the list with 14 graduates. The Mass Communication Department graduated 4 and the Biblical College, one.ABCU president, Dr. Beauchamp, then encouraged the graduates to emulate the good example of the Prophet Daniel, so as to live a victorious Christian life, referencing them to Daniel 8:1 in the Holy Bible.Meanwhile, ArcelorMittal-Liberia Community Liaison Officer, Varney Kiazulu, has called on the institution to include the science courses in its curriculum.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The Gionee S10, which comes with a grand total of four cameras has been launched in China. The USP of the newly announced Gionee S10 is its camera set up. The smartphone features dual cameras at both the front and back. With this, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer has set a benchmark by being the first ever handset with a dual camera set up at both sides.The Gionee S10 is the successor of the previously announced Gionee S9 and has been announced in three variants – S10, S10B and S10C. All the three variants differ in almost all aspects. Reports are also such that S10 and S10C will be available in China starting June 9. While the third variant, S10B will be available from today itself. Gionee S10The key highlight of the Gionee S10 is its optics set up. The smarrtphone comes with dual cameras at the rear and front panel. This out-of-the-box feature makes it the first ever device to sport such a camera set up. On the back, the Gionee S10 will feature a combination of 16-megapixel and an 8-megapixel sensor camera set up, while on the front, the device comes with a 20-megapixel and 8-megapixel sensor camera set up. The rear camera also comes packed with 6P lens and f/1.8 aperture.Also Read: Gionee’s A1, A1 Plus phones come with big batteries and big selfie camerasIn terms of other specifications, Gionee S10 sports a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) In-Cell display and runs on Amigo 4.0 operating system. The newly launched smartphone derives its’ power from a MediaTek Helio P25 processor which is further coupled with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. Further, Gionee S10 is backed by a 3450mAh battery, which is said to deliver a much bettery battery life when compared to last year’s Gionee S9. As per the pricing details, Gionee S10 will be available at a price tag of CNY 2,599, which is rough around Rs 24,400.advertisementGionee S10BThe second variant of the phone, dubbed Gionee S10B comes with dual cameras at the back, which includes 13-megapixel and 5-megapixel sensors, while on the front, the smartphone packs a 16-megapixel sensor. In terms of specifications, Gionee S10 sports a 5.5-inch full-HD display and runs on Amigo 4.0 operating system like the Gionee S10. Further the smartphone is powered by a MediaTek Helio P10 processor which comes coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage memory. Gionee S10 juices its power from a massive 3700mAh battery. As per the pricing, the Gionee S10B is priced at CNY 2,199, which is roughly estimated around Rs. 20,700. As mentioned earlier, the new Gionee S10B is available for buying starting today. Gionee S10CComing to the third variant – Gionee S10C comes with a single camera module. It includes 16-megapixel sensor at the rear, while fits a 13-megapixel sensor at the front. The smartphone further runs on Amigo 4.0 operating system, and sport a 5.2-inch HD display. Further, the Gionee S10C is powered by a Snapdragon 427 processor which is coupled with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage memory and a 3100mAh battery. As per the pricing details, the Gionee S10C is the cheapest of all the three variants, and is priced at CNY 1,599, roughly Rs. 15,000.
Smog of London, respiratory cases in hospitals rise(Eds: Updating with more quotes)New Delhi, Nov 8 (PTI) As air pollution hit alarming levels in Delhi, major city hospitals today experienced a surge in the number of patients complaining of respiratory problems with the AIIMS chief comparing the situation to the killer Great Smog of London in 1952.Doctors also said warned that some of the patients may develop life-threatening conditions. AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria, who is also a renowned pulmonologist, said that N95 masks and air purifiers, whose sale has increased in the last few days, may not provide full-time protection and stressed on implementation of long- term measures to tackle the crisis.While people were seen wearing masks to protect themselves outdoors, there was a spurt in fresh cases in hospitals and conditions of patients with history of asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD) and cardio- vascular diseases deteriorated.”Patients have started coming to the OPDs with complaints of breathlessness, coughing, sneezing, tightness in chest, allergy and asthma complications. There is about 20 per cent rise in patients seeking treatment due to respiratory and cardiac issues,” said Guleria.He also compared the situation in the national capital with the Great Smog of 1952 in London and said pollution is at such a severe level that patients with respiratory and cardiac problems may develop life-threatening conditions. On December 5, 1952, a thick yellow smog brought London to a standstill for four days and is estimated to have killed more than 4,000 people.”This is a silent killer,” he said. Guleria said the condition of those already having advanced heart diseases or pulmonary problems deteriorates as pollution levels go up and they land up in the ICUs and have to be put on ventilator.advertisementGuleria said the current smog situation in the national capital is same to last years post-Diwali situation and expressed fear that around 25,000 to 30,000 people may lose their lives in Delhi-NCR due to diseases exacerbated by pollution.The Centre-run Safdarjung hospital also witnessed an increase in patients with respiratory problems in its OPDs and casualty department over the past two days, said J C Suri, professor and head of pulmonary medicine at the hospital.He said the immediate effects are cough, throat infections and pneumonia, but in the long term the results could be disastrous as one could also develop lung cancer.”Elderly and children are more likely to develop infections and allergies due to smog and pollution. So they should avoid going out during early morning and at dusk hours when the toxic level is at its peak,” Suri said.”Also, when pollution levels rise, the condition of those suffering from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) or asthma or heart disease worsens,” he added.According to Vivek Nangia, Director and HOD, Pulmonology, Fortis Flt Lt Rajan Dhall Hospital, there has been a 25 per cent increase in OPD footfall in the past 24 hours of patients with various kinds of respiratory stress.”These comprise not only first time walk-in patients but also repeat patients. The situation is grim with the disease being more protracted due to the severely poor air quality.”This is leading to longer recovery times, more dependence on steroids, antibiotics and inhalers. The situation will continue till the pollution levels are brought under control,” Nangia said.Rajesh Chawla, Senior Consultant (Critical care, pulmonary and sleep disorders) at Indraprastha Apollo hospitals suggested that people avoid indulging in outdoor physical activity and wear good quality masks and keep their eyes, nose and mouth covered.The Indian Medical Association said the capital was witnessing a “public health emergency” and appealed to the government to stop outdoor sports and other such activities in schools to protect the health of children.PTI PLB AAR GSN GSN