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US President Donald Trump protests with the media. He does so at an election rally in Lumberton, North Carolina: “That’s all I hear now. Turn on the TV and you don’t hear about anything other than ‘Covid, Covid, Covid, Covid, Covid, Covid’ “. A word that the head of the White House repeats 6 consecutive times like a refrain in front of a crowd delirious for him: “Well, after November 4 you won’t hear this word again”

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These are 5 of the most underrated phones according to editor Seb

When is a phone undervalued? If he has more to offer than what the majority see him for. A phone can therefore be received both well and badly, and it can still be ‘underrated’. Yet it remains something very personal, phones that are undervalued. Here you will find my selection.

1. OnePlus 8T

You might be surprised to start my selection with this phone, but the launch of the 8T actually gave me the idea for this article. I notice that the 8T is generally received with a slightly lukewarm response by reviewers and fans. The improvements for the OnePlus 8T are sometimes considered boring and the Nord would be a much better choice according to some.

Every opinion is of course valuable, but personally I think the OnePlus 8T is the most interesting flagship of OnePlus. To start with, the 120 Hz screen is nicer than the 90 Hz panel on the OnePlus 8 that I was able to test before. In addition, it is a flat screen so that you can protect it with a tempered glass without air getting underneath. On the other hand, the fingerprint-less finish is very nice and the 65 watt charger is a very significant improvement in my opinion, apart from the battery life which is indeed not the best.

Images from the phone

The OnePlus Nord is also a great smartphone in its price range, but you cannot compare it with this 8T yet. They are two different bugs. During its launch, OnePlus stated that you only know how good the phone is when you hold it. That is of course pure promotional talk from OnePlus’ mouth, but I agree. Even though the phone does have its weaknesses.

2. LG G3

Meanwhile, LG’s G series is no more and the company has now been releasing flagships under the Velvet name since this year. Still, the G3 is the phone from this series that stayed with me the most and it is also one of my favorite old flagships. The phone was very progressive, because the phone was the first to come with a nice WQHD screen and the camera was also one of the best you could find on that thanks to the introduction of laser autofocus.

The biggest competitor of this 2014 flagship was the Samsung Galaxy S5, but personally I would have chosen this LG phone over the top Samsung device. The heart rate sensor on the S5 was earlier gimmickyin the water-resistant housing was only updated with the S5. The LG G3 has a beauty in terms of design that I simply missed with the S5, and that also applies to the old TouchWiz shell from Samsung. In my opinion, the G3 was somewhat unfairly overshadowed by the S5, although the problems with boot loops have not done any good for this flagship.

LG G3

Since the launch of the G5, LG’s G series could no longer be left out of Samsung’s shadow, but LG’s major competitor has taken giant steps forward since the S6, especially with the Galaxy S7 and S8. LG, on the other hand, was betting on a modular design and that did not work out well for the LG G5 and after that it was just not every time.

3. Huawei Mate 20 Pro

There are very few reviews in my two years at Androidworld that I really regret, but if I had to pick one, it would be this one. In retrospect, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro from 2018 deserves more than the four stars I gave it, because the phone was incredibly innovative and it was a wonderful all-rounder without any real weaknesses. In addition, I notice that the phone has been well received, but I do not feel that it received enough appreciation in the Android community at a time when the Samsung with the Galaxy S9 was also clearly in a transition year without really groundbreaking innovations.

The Mate 20 Pro, on the other hand, had a number of advantages such as the first fingerprint scanner under the screen, advanced facial recognition, a great battery life, the 45-watt charger and a handsome screen. He was also one of the first to introduce a combination of cameras consisting of a main camera, a telephoto camera and a wide-angle camera. That composition turned out to be a great success. Which phone was the first to have reversed wireless charging? Yes, the Mate 20 Pro. He is one of the ‘GOATS’ for me, but in the smartphone industry.

Huawei Mate 20 Pro

4. Samsung Galaxy M21

The rise of Chinese smartphone brands has been a fact for years and we here at Androidworld often talk about affordable devices with a strong price-quality ratio. I immediately think of brands such as Realme, Xiaomi and the Poco subsidiary brand, but Samsung is also taking steps in the right direction with its Galaxy M series. The M series is also about value for money and online sales, and we see that the phones really bet on the ‘b (e) are necessities’ as Baloo sings it in the Disney film ‘The Jungle Book’.

Samsung therefore focuses on the things that really matter, and you see that with the Galaxy M21. It has a very strong 6000 mAh battery, an AMOLED screen, a chipset straight from the more expensive Galaxy A51, a fingerprint scanner on the back and a decent main camera for its price. In addition, we see that the company is now pouring that success recipe into several devices, such as the M31 and the M31s.

Images from the phone

A few years ago, I was just a cool lover of the affordable J-series, but with the M-series it hits the spot. Samsung manages to keep the prices of phones such as the M21 low by, among other things, no longer organizing the production of its cheaper devices in South Korea, but in countries such as Vietnam. At the same time, the phones run on the excellent One UI, just like the expensive flagships. Samsung really deserves credit for that strong strategy change and the choices it made with the M21.

5. Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro

At the end of 2019, every editor at Androidworld editors listed his or her favorite devices from the past year, and whoever read my article saw how I was genuinely surprised that no one else had selected the Mi 9T Pro. There was no new phone from Poco in 2019, but I consider this Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro in fact to be the Pocophone F1 successor of 2019, only better.

Indeed, you hear it. It comes with the same powerful specifications for a low price, but with two other extras on top: a borderless screen and a more premium housing made of glass instead of plastic. This Mi 9T Pro was based in many ways on the original Mi 9, but it did put an end to the weaknesses of that phone, with the limited battery life in the lead. Put all those arguments together and you have a smartphone revelation. A device that was really underrated last year.

Comparison of the phones

Although I admit that the phone also had clear weaknesses, because the global version MIUI 10 was still in need of improvement in 2019 and I did miss optical image stabilization for the camera. Especially with the disappointing image processing from Xiaomi.

Which do you think are underrated?

Of course I could mention more phones. Nokia, for example, really deserves appreciation for the Nokia 3.4 and 2.4, which despite their accessible price, come with an attractive design and three years of monthly security updates. Which phones do you think are really undervalued? Tell us your selection in the comments at the bottom of this article. Also tell me what you think of my list.

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“On the other side”, in the cogs of watchmaking formations

The body of Manon, a student in a professional high school in Haut Doubs, was found below a cliff. The only girl in the watchmaking section and the pain-victim of one of her teachers, did she commit suicide? Jeanne Keller (Alix Poisson), the establishment’s senior education advisor, does not believe it. Close to the young girl with whom she regularly hiked in the mountains, she had clearly seen that she seemed on edge, but the teenager was gifted and, already spotted by the professionals on the other side of the border, in Switzerland, his future was assured.

Tormented by the suicide of another young girl a few years earlier, Jeanne Keller decides to find out the truth and interferes with the investigation led by her lover Alice, a lieutenant in the police. Both will play against the clock so that the case is not closed. This new duet is one of the main attractions of this whodunnit by Didier Bivel (“Word against word”, “A perfect man”). Faced with Alix Poisson, convincing as an intuitive and pugnacious investigator, weakened by an old trauma, Thiphaine Daviot turns out to be very funny as an inexperienced gendarme, enthusiastic but somewhat overwhelmed by the situation.

A closed environment

Despite a production without much relief and some improbabilities of the scenario, the telefilm intrigues by opening the doors of a little-known world, and rarely visible on television, that of professional training of excellence, where fierce competition leads to all the drifts.

Among young apprentices, it seems as hard to belong to a line of watchmakers as to be a stranger to this closed environment. While the arrogant Jean-Baptiste seems doomed to never rise to the level of his father, Maxime, the son of a peasant, disappoints his by refusing to take over the family farm. Witnessing the difficulty of forging their own path, these two characters are discreetly touching.

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“After free trade”, for another international trade

After free trade, What international trade in the face of ecological challenges?

by Mathilde Dupré and Samuel Leré,

Les Petits Matins, 112 p., € 12

This short but dense little book teaches the process of globalization. It takes us into the “spaghetti bowl” of free trade agreements with the help of specific examples and concrete cases.

→ THE FACTS. EU-Mercosur trade agreement in report

These agreements have multiplied in recent years. The European Union remains on the idea that the development of trade ensures growth for all. On the contrary, the authors believe that the current system has reached its limits: “The engine is broken”, they write. China’s entry into globalization has certainly helped reduce poverty. But it has left countries by the wayside, and inequalities have widened.

“Carbon paradise”

In addition, globalization has exported the most polluting products to ” carbon paradise “, Not very careful in terms of CO emissions2. It also harms the food sovereignty of states and leads governments to abdicate their regulatory capacity, companies having obtained to file complaints against governments for decisions they consider contrary to their interests.

The authors are two experts: Mathilde Dupré is co-director of the Institut Veblen, a center for reflection on public policies, while Samuel Leré, is in charge of advocacy at the Nicolas-Hulot Foundation.

Both plead for a “fair trade”, a European trade policy which would be a tool for environmental diplomacy, tax cooperation and protection of human rights. They also plead for a partial relocation, admitting that this will require a reduction in the volume of international trade.

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An impressive crash in the final of the BinckBank Tour – Cycling

An impressive crash took place during the first stage of the BinckBank Tour, which linked Blankenberge to Ardooie (Belgium), on Tuesday. Four kilometers from the finish, the Canadian Guillaume Boivin (Israel Start-Up Nation), then positioned at the front of the peloton, lost his balance and fell. As a result of his fall, a barrage of runners dismounted and caused a stack of around forty runners.

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Novichok poisoning, the other Bulgarian case

There are disturbing time matches. Relations between Russia and Western countries have taken a terrible turn in recent weeks following the poisoning of the nerve agent Novichok by Russian opponent Alexei Navalny on August 20.

Six days after this assassination attempt which creates a geopolitical overheating between East and West, the Bulgarian justice has ordered the suspension of the investigation into a perfectly similar case, revealed to the Bulgarian press on September 3 the main victim, Emilian Gebrev.

It was five years ago. Emilian Gebrev, the boss of the arms company Emko, had fallen into a coma following poisoning during a party in Sofia on April 28, 2015. His son Hristo and the director of Emko, Valentin Tahtchiev, had also been violently intoxicated.

The troubled links between Sofia and Moscow

While the Prosecutor General has just buried their case, the three survivors demand, in an open letter sent on September 8 to Prime Minister Boyko Borissov and to Prosecutor General Ivan Guechev, that Bulgaria actively cooperate within NATO and EU “To establish the truth about the novichok attacks”, namely those concerning them and those perpetrated against the Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, in Great Britain on March 4, 2018, and most recently Alexeï Navalny.

→ MAINTENANCE. “Poisoning, an ideal technique of intimidation”

The links between Sofia and Moscow are not foreign, according to them, to the lack of zeal of the Bulgarian justice which has never ceased to close their case. In 2015, the press had reported that before the assassination attempt, the Emko company had signed a contract for the sale of arms to Ukraine likely to greatly upset Moscow and that it was running for private hunting markets. Russia. “Emko owns a former military complex which was a sensitive structure of the Warsaw Pact”, adds political scientist Antony Galabov.

“Emilian Gebrev himself was involved in the Communist secret service, he specifies. Bulgaria is a battlefield on which Russian and Bulgarian interests clash. “

A link between the three assassination attempts at the novichok

In 2018, after the Skripal affair, Bulgaria refused to expel Russian diplomats, unlike other NATO and EU countries (it has, however, expelled three Russians accused of espionage in recent months) . “The man from the Kremlin in Bulgaria is none other than the prime minister”, denounced the former ambassador to NATO Boïko Noev, and close to Emilian Gebrev, on the first private television channel bTV on September 9.

→ EXPLANATION. In Russia, Alexeï Navalny’s teams continue the political fight

Emilian Gebrev’s stubbornness and the sagacity of investigative journalists in Britain, Russia and Bulgaria brought the Gebrev affair back to the fore and made connections between the three Novichok assassination attempts.

For Antony Galabov, it is probably no coincidence that the victims are not dead: “The objective is not to kill but to publicly humiliate those who have dared to confront Russian interests. Navalny, saved by the Germans, will no longer have the same opposition power ”.

At first the Bulgarian public prosecutor’s office had concluded that the three Bulgarians had been poisoned with an insecticide but, failing to identify the origin, had closed the investigation in 2016. It was forced to reopen it in the autumn 2018.

Making the link between the Skripal affair and his own, Emilian Gebrev was then convinced of having been the victim of a novichok attack. This will be confirmed after Bulgaria asked for help from London in February 2019, to investigate the said poisoning.

Same Russian secret agent involved in Skripal and Gebrev cases

At the time, the rapprochement between the two cases tightens seriously around Sergei Fedotov, the mysterious third man involved in the attack on Skripal. Several investigation sites, in particular the English Bellingcat and the Russian The insider, reveal the true identity of Sergei Fedotov who is none other than Denis Vyacheslavovich Sergeev, also known as DVS, a high ranking officer of the Russian military intelligence (the Gru ).

Under the same identity of Fedotov, Denis Sergeev had just landed in Bulgaria on April 24, 2014, four days before the triple poisoning that had targeted Emilian Gebrev. He left via Istanbul on April 28. Bulgarian newspapers Capital and 24 Tchassa then detailed the actions of the Russian spy who had stayed in the Orbita hotel in Sofia, precisely where Emilian Gebrev has offices, and located close to the restaurant where the poisoning allegedly took place.

Sergey Fedotov would then have returned, at the end of May 2015, when Emilian Gebrev, who was better, was released from the hospital but had to be hospitalized again, after a sudden relapse.

Charge

Last January, Denis Sergeev was formally charged with attempted murder, like two other Russian agents of the Gru. On August 27, the investigation sites and the German newspaper The mirror report that German doctors at the charity hospital in Berlin – where Alexei Navalny is located – contacted the Bulgarian doctors who treated Emilian Gebrev in 2015, again testifying to the similarity between these assassination attempts. It was just when Bulgarian justice was turning a corner.

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Police abuse: Juliana Giraldo’s mother will arrive in Colombia on a humanitarian flight – Government – Politics


Just fifteen days ago the country experienced a day of demonstrations after the murder of the taxi driver and law student Javier Ordóñez, by police officers in Bogotá.

(In context: Who was the lawyer Javier Ordóñez, who died after police abuse?​)

Ordóñez’s mother and brother learned of their relative’s drama in other countries and had to return on humanitarian flights, after the family publicly requested the Government for support in firing their relative.

This Thursday another mother had to know that the Public Force murdered her daughter, Juliana Giraldo, a 38-year-old stylist, while he was riding in a vehicle with his partner in the village of Guatemala, near Miranda (Cauca).

(We suggest: The crude story that tells how a military man killed Juliana Giraldo)

After these events, in Jamundí, south of Valle del Cauca, where Giraldo was born, there was a night watch to reject the crime and they asked for justice.

The citizens put posters, candles and rose petals on the floor in honor of this citizen and asked the Government to arrange a flight humanitarian so that Juliana’s family could fly from Spain to say goodbye and live the drama with her family.

His sister, Aura María Giraldo also pointed out that her mother wants to say goodbye to her daughter. The call was extended to President Iván Duque to bring his mother, who is in Spain, to accompany the last goodbye to her daughter.

Aura María Giraldo, sister of a woman who died at the hands of a soldier in Miranda, Cauca.

The petition was also raised by Felipe Ramírez, Mayor of Jamundí.

The Jamundeña community has mobilized to hold a candlelight in the central park and we are raising all the actions so that there is a humanitarian flight that brings Juliana’s mother and brother from Spain, ”he trilled.

EL TIEMPO learned that the national government, through the Foreign Ministry, the Embassy in Spain and the Consulate in Madrid, managed the free ticket for commercial flight (with the collaboration of Iberia) for the mother of the national, who will return to Colombia tomorrow, Saturday.

In this way, Gloria Díaz Maya, Galindo’s mother, will arrive in the country to say goodbye to her daughter.

The body of Juliana Giraldo, a native of Jamundí, remains in Forensic Medicine, where she will undergo the autopsy process, then she will be buried in Miranda, where she lived with her partner.

Other policy news:

This is how the elections in Colombia would change

Controversy: Uribe blames Santos for Juliana’s murder

LUISA MERCADO
POLITICAL WRITING
Twitter: @LuisaMercadoD

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the colors of life

The Other Half of Self

by Brit Bennett

Translated from English (United States) by Karine Lalechère, Autrement, 480 p., € 22.90

Two sisters, two destinies. In The Other Half of Self, Brit Bennett imagines the turned upside-down lives of twins born in Louisiana in a still segregationist United States, mixed race people with fair skin not necessarily to be seen as “women of color”. Desiree will live like a black woman, Stella will pretend to be white. An imposture at the origin of an impassable ditch.

Unless their daughters, twenty years later, recreate a bond? But Jude is black. “ Noir blue. No, a black that tended to purple. As black as coffee, asphalt, outer space. As black as the beginning and the end of the world ”. And Kennedy, his cousin, was born with “ milk skin, blond hair, eyes so blue they were almost purple ”.

Louisiana, populated by descendants of planters and slaves

What can happen to such radical contrasts within the same family, foreign to itself? Stretched over the steep ridge of the destiny of the Vignes twins, The other half of you devoured in one go, like a thrilling thriller. But it is a tale, cruel and flamboyant, with its faceless monsters and heroic figures.

Young American novelist noticed in 2017 with The beating heart of our mothers, Reading Prize for the best first foreign novel (Otherwise), Brit Bennett roots this new book in a Louisiana populated by descendants of planters and slaves, half-breeds fascinated by the possibilities offered by fair skin. ” Warren Fontenot once traveled by train in the white section. Questioned by a suspicious controller, he had been able to answer him in good enough French to convince him that he was a European with a dark complexion. Marlena Goudeau had turned white by the time she obtained her teacher’s certificate. At the refinery, a foreman had mistaken Luther Thibodeaux for a white and raised him ».

In this game of masks, the trump card is called in Creole the white pass, for “Someone who crosses the color line permanently”, without ever being caught. A dangerous feat.

Toni Morrison, an essential word

A fair-skinned black woman who passes for Blanche, a family divided by skin colors. These themes have fueled a number of fictions: films Mirage of life by Douglas Sirk and Shadows by John Cassavettes, the novel Task by Philip Roth, the work of Toni Morrison. On this motif in the colors of life, Brit Bennett, 30, makes a new voice, sensitive and strong. A generous writer, she explores the emotional bond in all its nuances: the springs of love, the insecurity of lack, the trauma of loss, the daring of reconciliation, the strength of forgiveness …

Brit Bennett confronts the great American novel

From Louisiana to Boston, from Los Angeles to New York, from Minneapolis to Houston, the Vines intersect on American territory from the 1940s to the late 1990s. With this family fresco, Brit Bennett, a deeply gifted novelist, unabashedly, confronts the great American novel. Opening up avenues for reflection on identity, sorority and family ties, his story flows in a fluid style, with sentences stripped of affectations to say the essential and suggest the rest.

His characters, particularly female but also with unforgettable portraits of men, testify to a rare delicacy of line. Over three generations, from grandparents Leon and Adele to the tormented Reese or patient Early, they form around the twins Desiree and Stella an endearing group portrait. Their complexity, their resilience, their flaws, embody them with authenticity.

Self-quest, need for security, hope of appeasement in the face of pain, The other half of you speaks a universal language. By leading its heroines towards their truth, it turns out above all to be a fascinating initiation novel.

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Professor Didier Raoult asserts that the virus is mutating, “it’s another disease!”

“There is an increase in diagnosed cases, with no increase at all in death,” said Professor Didier Raoult. “The virus is mutating. The current epidemic has nothing to do with March April, it’s another disease! », He continued.

However, other doctors, in particular Bruno Megarbane, do not share this opinion: “I would not say that it is about another disease, but possibly a disease with a modified epidemic profile due to the interventional measures which have been taken to prevent contamination, ”he explained.


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To consume differently, repair rather than replace

It’s often a reflex: barely his washing machine broke down (after the warranty period), we go to buy a brand new to replace it. “It has become much less automatic, welcomes Geoffroy Malaterre, founder of Spareka, a start-up that encourages self-repair and sells spare parts. Containment has been a remarkable accelerator as people have taken the time to fix their devices and are ready to start over. “

→ MAINTENANCE. Cyril Dion: “For the ecological transition, let us call on collective intelligence”

This company has just signed a partnership with the low-cost household appliance brand Electro Dépôt, to encourage customers to repair before buying. “The objective is to allow people to save money and preserve the planet”, explains Stéphane Belot, director of ecological transition at Electro Dépôt. Not without ulterior motive: “A customer who has succeeded in extending the life of his product will be more inclined to come back and talk about it. You have to learn how to lose a few sales to gain long-term customers. “

Repair is still too expensive

If repair benefits from a better image, only 36% of French people still choose this option when 54% prefer to replace the broken product, according to an opinion survey by the Ecological Transition Agency (Ademe) (1). Main obstacle: the cost. “When repairing a device costs 30% of the price of new, consumers quickly made their choice, observes Samuel Sauvage (2), president of the HOP association, Halte à obsolescence programmed. We must support the repair players to make it more attractive. »

The anti-waste law will also push manufacturers to more virtuous practices. A repairability index will therefore be mandatory from the 1is January 2021 on five pilot products (washing machines, televisions, smartphones, laptops and lawn mowers). “This is a step forward that allows you to know what to expect from the purchase”, comments Samuel Sauvage, who defends the establishment of a “durability index” to assess the robustness of products over time. For the time being, Fnac Darty’s “after-sales service barometer” already makes it possible to assess the reliability of 63 product categories based on after-sales service data.

(1) Produced in 2019 with Harris Interactive.

(2) Co-author of the book Du disposable au durable, ed Alternatives.

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