Australia is eyeing a path to normal life after the latest positive coronavirus vaccine trials boosted hopes of ending the world’s pandemic nightmare.…
Though the central government has invited a group of farmers agitating against the farm Bills from Punjab for second round of talks on December 2, a section of the growers has decided to carry on with their march towards the national capital on November 26 and 27.
Addressing a press conference on Tuesday, the All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC) said the farmers’ protest will continue indefinitely if the central government does not accede to their demands.
Huawei Technologies’s global smartphone market share is expected to fall to just 4 per cent in 2021, a precipitous drop for the company that this summer ranked as the world leader in shipments.
China’s telecommunications giant will account for 14 per cent of the market this year and then drop to less than a third of that, TrendForce researchers said Tuesday. A sustained campaign of sanctions against Huawei from the US government has resulted in the company losing access to key software, chip design and manufacturing partners, depriving it of its technological edge.
The Honor budget phone division that Huawei recently announced it is selling to a government-backed consortium in Shenzhen will take 2 per cent of the market next year, constrained by its own component shortages and uncertainty around sanctions, according to an article posted on TrendForce’s WeChat account.
The forecast points to other established Chinese brands like Xiaomi and Oppo stepping in to fill the void left by Huawei, benefiting along with Apple Inc.’s iPhone sales. Together with the newly independent Honor, the rest of China’s smartphone makers are likely to expand production targets and compete aggressively
Pop queen Beyonce on Tuesday led the Grammys pack with nine nominations, as music prepares to celebrate its hitmakers in a year that saw the coronavirus crisis deal devastating blows to the industry.
Coming in second with six nods were Dua Lipa — who dropped a danceable album of club hits just as venues began closing in March — and pop shapeshifter Taylor Swift, whose folk-tinged surprise pandemic album appeared to bring her back into the Recording Academy’s good graces.
Rapper Roddy Ricch — who won a trophy last year for his collaboration with the late artist Nipsey Hussle — also received six chances at Grammy gold, including for Song of the Year, which honors songwriting, for his hit “The Box.”
Beyonce’s sweeping “Black Parade” — released in June amid explosive nationwide anti-racism protests after another spate of police killings of Black Americans — will vie for Record and Song of the Year honors on January 31.
“Put your fists up in the air, show Black love,” sings Beyonce — the Grammy’s most nominated female artist ever with 79 — on