Netflix cancels ‘Fuller House’ after five seasons

Nostalgia is a hell of a drug and the world’s leading cause of midlife crises. It makes otherwise rational entities do things like blow their retirement savings on sports cars, undergo unnecessary cosmetic surgery or, in Netflix’s case: renew the Full House reboot, Fuller House, for an extra four seasons after everybody stopped caring. But that ends in 2019.

The show’s fifth season will be its last, according to a report Friday by Variety. “We’re saving the best for last,” Candace Cameron-Bure, DJ Tanner on the show, told fans in a video released on social media. Netflix initially greenlit the series in 2015 and began airing episodes the following year to rave reviews. However, viewership took a nosedive at the start of the second season and never managed to recover. Still, that didn’t stop the streaming service from pumping funding into the show, renewing the current Season 4 just last January. The final season will begin airing later this fall.


Latest OxygenOS Open Beta for OnePlus 5, OnePlus 5T, OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T halted due to devices getting bricked


  • OnePlus halts OxygenOS Open Beta for OnePlus 5 and above smartphones.
  • The company had recently started seeding the new updates.
  • It’s paused because some OnePlus 5/5T users reported of their phones being bricked.

OnePlus is rolling back the new OxygenOS Open Beta for OnePlus 5 and above smartphones that it recently started seeding. As per the company, the new update is being paused because some OnePlus 5/5T users have complained of the OTA update not installing after being received on their units and for some unlucky few, their handsets were bricked, unable to boot, after installing the new update. So, if you have received the new update, we suggest you hold off on flashing it on your phone. As the open beta for the OnePlus 6/6T was similar to the one released for the OnePlus 5/5T, for good measure, the company has halted its rollout as well. 

Those users who are experiencing the above-mentioned issues can try and recover their device by following the instruction laid out by OnePlus here. In case you are unable to get your phone to work, the company suggests one gets in touch with the official customer care service, who have been made aware of this issue and will help the users flash the package remotely. 

As mentioned, the new open beta patches for the phones are almost the same and bring the same set of features for the four handsets. It optimizes the screenshot function and enables quick reply to messages when in landscape mode. The latter is aimed at making texting easier when watching a video or playing games. The Gaming mode also gets optimised and the OnePlusLaboratory feature was supposed to come for the OnePlus. Both, OnePlus 6 and 6T now support world clock with weather information. 

In terms of specs, the OnePlus 6T features a 6.41-inch Optic AMOLED display with a 1080 x 2340p resolution and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC. The device is backed by a 3700mAh battery and comes in 6GB and 8GB RAM variants. There is also a 10GB Mclaren edition variant of the phone. In terms of storage, one has the option of 128 or 256GB. In terms of optics, the handset comes equipped with a 16+20MP camera on the back and a 16MP selfie sensor on the front. 

Organize Your Budget & Save Money Using These Awesome Apps

Saving money is important, well, for most of us, at least. If you’re one of those people that are having issues keeping parts of your paychecks intact, or your paychecks are simply not enough for your regular spending, keeping close track of your expenses is always a good idea. Well, luckily for you, there are a ton of application available in the Play Store that will help you do just that, some of them are free, some are not, but we have selected 10 of our favorite apps for money management, and all of them are compelling in their own ways. Truth be said, most of these apps are quite similar one to the other when it comes to functionality, though there are some differences, plus all of them offering different designs, so… take your pick.


Monefy is one of the best money managing applications out there, mainly because of its design and widget that comes with the app. As you can see in the provided image, there are a number of categories as part of this chart, and you can edit those categories to a degree. In order to add new categories and get far more options, though, you will need to purchase a “Pro” version of the app, though the free version works great as well. This design will give you a really good idea how much you’ve spent and on what.


Wallet is yet another app that has a really nice design which will give you a good idea as to where your expenses went, all in one page. This app also supports automatic app updates, which is not something many apps on this list can say for themselves. You can also get access to various reports, and you can also share selected accounts, if you want. In-app purchases are a part of this app, but the app itself is free to use.


Mint is one of the more popular budgeting apps on Android, but this app is so much more than that. The design of this app is somewhat similar to Wallet’s design, while you can manage your bills, money in general, and whatever you want via this application. This app syncs with the web version of Mint’s application, so you can use it both on your desktop computer, and on your phone.


Albert is a rather odd name for a budget-managing application, but there you have it. This app offers you a personalized financial plan, essentially. This app also bundles in “smart notifications”, these push notifications will make sure to let you know what is happening with your money, including a tax refund, an incoming bill, and so on. Needless to say, you can easily check your budget, expenses, and everything connected to that with ease.

Money Lover

Money Lover is a rather appropriate name of an app like this, and this app is actually quite powerful in the money management department as well. Money Lover is an expense tracker and budget planner at the same time, while its UI and navigation are extremely simple. Financial reports are included here, and will give you a good idea s to what’s going on, and you can also get your automatic bank feed via this app. Those are only some of its features, as is the case with other apps on the list.

AZV Money Pro

AZV Money Pro is a budget planner and money tracker which allows you to create custom categories (accounts) if you want, while it supports over 200 currencies. You can set custom budgets, and access various charts to control your expenses. You can log your money placed in your bank account, wallet, or any other source… in case you’re keeping your money in a sock under the bed, or have a hidden chest in the backyard. All in all, this is quite a versatile application with plenty of features.

Clarity Money

Clarity Money was actually featured as one of the “Best of 2017” apps in the Google Play Store, and even though I personally prefer some other means of tracking my budget, this app sure is compelling. Clarity Money uses data science and machine learning to analyze your personal finances, and help you make smarter decisions moving forward, which makes it kind of unique. In addition to that, there are a ton of your regular budget-planning features included here.


Spendee also offers you a chance of keeping track of your money either manually or via bank sync, which is available in the app. You can create special events for tracking money, while a number of currencies are available, much like in many other apps on this list. You can also create shared wallets if you’d like to manage money together with your friends or family, for one reason or the other.


Thriv actually pays close attention to detail, it helps you micromanaged your expenses, so that you can get that new phone, or TV that you’ve always wanted. This app allows you to add “goals”, so if you want to buy that TV, for example. You can start saving money for a particular goal, once it’s set up, while at the same time keeping an eye on all of your other expenses. A widget is available via an in-app purchase, along with a ton of other features, but the app is free to use.

Expense Manager – Tracker

Expense Manager – Tracker is not exactly a brilliant name for an app, from the branding side, but this app is quite powerful at what it does. This app has one of the best UI designs from all the apps on this list, and it offers you a chance to micromanage your expenses, in detail. Various expenses are shown in pictures, and you also have interactive charts to work with here. Quick main screen overview gives you a look at incomes, expenses, and account balance, while many more options are available in this app.

The 10 Best Apps for the Apple Pencil

The Apple Pencil transforms the iPad from a touchscreen tablet to a computer with a precise pointing device. Add an Apple Pencil to your iPad or iPad Pro and you’ll watch it spread its wings. Tasks like editing photos, taking notes in class, drawing, and graphic design become more intuitive, faster, and easier.

Check out our list of the best Apple Pencil apps for iPad and iPad Pro.

1. Apple Notes

Before you jump into the abyss of amazing third-party apps, don’t forget everything Apple Notes can do 10 Hidden Apple Notes Features You Should Know About 10 Hidden Apple Notes Features You Should Know About Think you know Apple Notes? These tricks will help you supercharge your note-taking with Notes on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac. Read More . The built-in Notes app comes with support for the Apple Pencil.

Make a new note, then just start writing with the Apple Pencil. You can scribble, draw, or do whatever else you want. Tap on the Pencil icon at the bottom to reveal the toolbar. From here, you can switch to a pen or a marker tip and pick any color you want.

Tap on the lasso tool icon to make a section. With it, simply draw over part of the note and you’ll be able to pick it up and move it around.

The best reason to use Apple Notes as a quick note-taking app on iPad is its integration with iOS. Tap on the Lock screen with your Apple Pencil and you’ll instantly open the Notes app with either a blank note or the last note you accessed (you can specify this in the settings).

2. Notability

Notability is designed to be a multipurpose note-taking app, especially for students. When you open a note, you can choose to write with your Apple Pencil or type with the keyboard (and easily alternate between them).

Plus, you can record the audio in the background. This makes Notability the best tool for taking lecture notes. You can change the background to show graph paper and write as much as you need thanks to the infinite scrolling feature. Notability also marks page breaks, which makes it easy to export notes as PDFs or print them later.

Download: Notability ($10)

3. Paper

Paper was one of the first iPad drawing apps, on the market and it’s still one of the best free options around. If you just want to doodle, or need an empty page to brainstorm with, download Paper. You’ll have access to half a dozen brushes ranging from pencil to marker—a fountain pen tip even makes an appearance.

If you opt for Paper Pro, you get access to diagram tools that convert your doodles into perfect lines and shapes. This can come in handy for storyboarding or when making mind maps.

Download: Paper (Free, subscription available)

4. Linea Sketch

Linea Sketch sits somewhere between Paper and more professional drawing apps like Procreate. It gives you the simplicity of doodling whatever you want, with power user tools like unlimited layers, transform tools, automatic ruler, grids, and more.

Like every other drawing app, Linea takes a canvas-based approach. Unlike Notability, you won’t find an endlessly scrolling page here. However, you can create multiple canvases and organize them in projects.

The grid tool gives you backgrounds for note-taking, drawing, and user interface design. Linea Sketch’s genius lies in its simple design. The tools are arranged in two panels on either side of the screen, letting you ignore features you don’t need.

But this is a double-edged sword, as many of Linea’s interesting features are hidden behind buttons. Once you get comfortable with the app, you should create a blank page and try all the tools at least once.

Download: Linea Sketch ($5)

5. GoodNotes 5

GoodNotes 5 is the modernized version of the original versatile note-taking iPad app. The first app’s premise was simple: it replicated a physical writing environment on the iPad. If you liked writing on a yellow legal pad, you could essentially get the same feeling on your iPad.

But this also meant that GoodNotes was limited in functionality. For example, it didn’t have the endless vertical scrolling we’re used to in apps like Notes and Notability. Instead, you had to flip pages every time.

GoodNotes 5 takes care of these annoyances. The continuous vertical scrolling makes note-taking much easier. And this version improves on all the aspects that make GoodNotes such a robust note-taking app. You can now nest as many folders as you want and organize them easily. Plus, the handwriting recognition works even if your handwriting is poor.

Download: GoodNotes 5 ($8)

6. Pixelmator

Pixelmator is known as an intuitive and simple image editor. While you can use Pixelmator to quickly edit photos, it does a lot more than that. It sits somewhere between Snapseed and Photoshop. You can create an empty canvas, add and arrange photos, create shapes, add text, and more. Each lives on its own independent layer.

The Apple Pencil adds an extra layer of creativity. Using the selection tool, you can accurately single out parts of images that you want to edit. You can also write over images freehand, or draw any shape you want. Pixelmator comes with a variety of brushes, from calligraphy to crayons.

Download: Pixelmator ($5)

7. Procreate

Procreate is the ultimate Apple Pencil app. If you can dream it, and you have the skills, you can probably make it using Procreate on the iPad. In the absence of Photoshop, Procreate is rightly championed as an Adobe suite replacement.

Procreate is best suitable for drawing and painting. It’s not really designed for graphic design and vector work. For that, you should take a look at apps like Affinity Designer (see below).

Download: Procreate ($10)

8. Adobe Illustrator Draw

If you’re a designer and primarily use Illustrator, you should consider making Illustrator Draw a part of your workflow. Illustrator Draw is a mobile version of the app. As the name suggests, it’s designed for vector drawings.

The app doesn’t do much else. But it can be a good place to start drawing projects that you then take over to your Mac. If you’re using Procreate or another raster app to draw and want to convert those to vector, you can import the image in Illustrator Draw, trace over it to create a vector drawing, and export it to Illustrator on the desktop.

Download: Adobe Illustrator Draw (Free, subscription available)

9. Affinity Designer

Affinity Designer is the only good fully featured vector design app on the iPad. It brings almost all the features from the Mac app to the iPad, and does so in an intuitive manner.

At first glance, you might feel like there’s a lot going on as the app covers three edges of the screen with toolbars. But don’t be overwhelmed; tap on each button and you’ll see detailed options appear.

To make working easier, Affinity has created three different modes: VectorPixel, and Export. The Vector mode is for drawing, while Pixel mode is similar to using a raster app like Photoshop. If you’re using Designer to design graphics or user interfaces, Export mode makes it easy to export individual assets.

The app is fast and slick. Start creating points and paths, and you’re on your way to creating an illustration. The features you expect from a good vector design app (pen tool, node tool, fill tool, live shapes) are all here, and they’ve been made more intuitive for a touchscreen.

Download: Affinity Designer ($20)

10. Pigment

Coloring has been known to reduce stress and anxiety. The mere act of taking time out of your busy life and focusing on coloring can be meditative. And you don’t need to buy an adult coloring book or colored pencils to get started. All you need is an iPad coloring app iPad Coloring Book Apps for Adults to Help You Relax & Unwind iPad Coloring Book Apps for Adults to Help You Relax & Unwind Coloring on your iPad is a delightfully passive activity. It can help you zone out, meditate, practice mindfulness or simply express yourself creatively without the need for an artistic background. Read More .

Pigment has a collection of more than 4,000 coloring pages. You’ll certainly find something that strikes your fancy, from simple nature drawings to complex mandalas that you can really take your time with.

Pigment has two coloring modes. If you want, you can tap on a shape and only color in it. No matter how much you try, the color won’t bleed outside the selection. If you want a more realistic drawing experience, don’t tap on the shape before you start coloring.

Download: Pigment (Free, subscription available)

Get Professional With Apple Pencil Apps

As we’ve seen, the Apple Pencil is truly a remarkable tool when paired with apps designed for it. Grab some of the best apps for Apple Pencil and see what you can create.

Want to get more work done? Have a look at the best professional apps for iPad 10 Must-Have Professional Apps for Your iPad Pro 10 Must-Have Professional Apps for Your iPad Pro Want to get real work done on your iPad Pro? Here are the best professional-grade apps for creators of all kinds. Read More .

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Jayman Built adds solar panels as standard feature to new homes

Jayman Built president Dave Desormeaux with the new energy-efficient additions that will come standard in the company’s new single-family homes. Christina Ryan / Calgary Herald

New home builder Jayman Built is banking on Alberta sunshine to save new home buyers money.

With the recent announcement that all new Jayman single-family homes will include solar panels as a standard feature, they are the first large builder to take advantage of Calgary’s 333 days and Edmonton’s 325 days of annual sunlight.

It’s a move that will hopefully boost sales.

“The decision to make our homes more sustainable was not only to add value to our customers, but to show environmental leadership in our industry,” says Jay Westman, chairman and CEO, Jayman Built. “We have been leading the industry in new home construction and are proud to step up and lead the way in sustainable practices. We have raised the bar, yet again.”

Brian Hahn, CEO of BILD Calgary Region, says the association supports all members’ innovative initiatives.

“Our members are consistently some of the most competitively positioned in the business community and are committed to building livable, resilient, affordable, and energy-efficient, world-class communities,” he says.

Dave Desormeaux, president of single-family homes, says Jayman is always looking for ways to make their homes efficient.

“The new mortgage rules took about $100,000 of spending power away from the average buyer. You’ve got electricity and taxes. We want to make our homes as cheap to run as possible.”

He explains that with all the sustainable upgrades that Jayman continues to add every year, including high efficiency furnaces and instant hot water, their homes are already 16 per cent more energy efficient than the latest building codes, as of 2016, require.

“Solar actually takes it to more than 20 per cent better than code. This will force the builders to keep improving,” he says.

Jayman had already ventured into solar energy with their multi-family Westman Village development in Mahogany but began testing single-family homes in April 2018. The builder made the decision to move forward with solar on Sept. 1, contracting Alberta-based SkyFire Energy as the official installer of panels on all new home builds in Calgary and Edmonton beginning in 2019.

In very simple terms, energy captured by the panels is supplemented by the grid and any excess solar power can feed the grid, which could result in a credit on the homeowner’s electricity bill.

The hail-proof panels on the roof require little to no maintenance and there is nothing the homeowner needs to oversee on the electrical panel. Solar is completely automatic.

“You can use an app from SkyFire, if you’re a techie and you want to see how much energy you’re producing, but really, it’s hands off,” Desormeaux says.

He says the retail value of the panels is more than $5,000 but are included as a non-negotiable standard feature, bringing an annual saving of at least $200 in electricity costs.

Installing solar on a new home is much easier than trying to retrofit an existing home.

“You have to get into the foundation, get into the electric box, run everything through the attic, penetrate the roof and then you have to worry, is the roof new? You’re not going to put panels on an old roof,” Desormeaux says. “It’s not that complicated when you’re building a new home.”

Solar is now part of Jayman’s Core Performance package, which includes Navien-brand tankless water heaters, high efficiency furnace, heat recovery ventilation systems which purify the air every three hours, LED lighting, triple-pane windows, R-50 insulation in the attic and R-20 in the basement and exterior foundation wrap.

Desmoreaux pegs the total energy upgrades at $15,600, at no cost to the home buyer, noting these upgrades also add to the resale value.

Jayman estimates solar will be included in 750 new homes this year in Alberta.

Majority of mobile customers overpaying for data at total cost of £800 million

The majority of mobile customers on SIM-only deals are overpaying for unused data at a total cost of £800 million a year, a consumer group has warned.

A survey for Citizens Advice suggests that 71% of mobile customers with a SIM-only plan – or 12 million people – are overpaying for data they do not use, with those on bundled deals likely to be similarly affected.

The charity is urging more mobile networks to refund unused data or make it easier for customers to reduce their monthly allowance if they find they are wasting data repeatedly.

It also urged consumers to check their data consumption and switch to a cheaper deal if necessary, finding that those who are overpaying could save around £63 a year.

The average amount of data wasted each month was 2GB, the equivalent of streaming three hours of video or 28 hours of music.

People who bought their contract in store were found to waste 4.2GB on average, while those who signed up online wasted 2.6GB, suggesting face-to-face sales practices could particularly be leading consumers to take up deals with excessive data allowances, the group said.

Citizens Advice, which has previously reported on mobile phone companies continuing to charge customers for phones they have already paid off and broadband companies earning £1.2 billion annually by charging loyal customers more for their services, is calling for an independent “consumer champion” for the two industries.

Citizens Advice chief executive Gillian Guy said: “Mobile companies should be doing more to help their customers save on data they don’t use, especially when it’s clear people are consistently underusing their allowance.

“This is another example of mobile companies overcharging their customers. It’s time for a consumer champion to stand up for people and push for change on issues like this.

“While we wait for industry to improve support for customers, individuals can take action too. Anyone looking to save money should check their data usage and see if they can switch to a cheaper deal that matches what they use.”

Digital Minister Margot James said: “People’s use of mobile data is growing steadily, but many are still paying for data they’re not using.

“We’ve made it easier for people to switch to better plans, including ones that allows you to gift unused data to family members or charities, and I’d urge people to shop around for a deal that works best for them.”

YouGov surveyed 4,070 adults online, 1,425 of them on a SIM-only plan, between November 29 and December 3.

Why print is still relevant to the digital workplace (in the ‘age of distraction’)

While many of us (rightly) place more emphasis on the environment and sustainability, including minimising paper consumption, it appears that print will still play a central role for the foreseeable future. 64 per cent of business users expect printing to still be important by 2025, compared to 78 per cent today. This is according to Quocirca’s global Print2025 report, which surveyed hundreds of businesses across the US, France, Germany, The Netherlands and the UK in 2018. Only 23 per cent say that paper will actually be unimportant to their businesses (compared to 7 per cent today).

While ultimately print and paper consumption will decline, this research indicates that they are alive and kicking for the time being.  Perhaps this is no surprise: in the age of distraction, print is a trusted and tangible medium that has stood the test of time since the invention of the Gutenberg printing press.  It has endured as a communication medium through the evolution of radio, TV, mobile, the web and social media.  Evidence shows that when a new medium comes along, it does not necessarily kill its predecessors: for instance, research last year showed the growth of print books sales versus the reported decline of ebooks.  Then there is the resurgence of vinyl music, or the recent revival of physical photos, using instant photo printers.  Even direct mail is getting another spin in the spotlight, possibly as a reaction to email inbox overload.

Millennials value print

And, while online may be the channel of choice for the millennial generation, it turns out that they also value print, in some respects even more so than the Baby-boomers who precede them.  Quocirca’s 2018 Print2025 report surveyed hundreds of business across France, Germany, The Netherlands, US and UK.  Of the millennial workers interviewed, 77 per cent think paper/physical documents will be important or very important in the workplace in 2025.  Also, over half of the organisations surveyed in the Print2025 survey expect mobile printing (printing direct from a mobile device to a printer) to increase by that date.  Over 40 per cent have already implemented mobile printing to one extent or another.  

While print volumes are ultimately declining, indications are that it is less of a big bang and more of a transition.  For instance, multi-function printers (MFPs), typically connected to the Internet and a very good example of IoT devices, can play a role in digital transformation strategies, with their ability to capture and share data that can be shared with other systems.

Printer manufacturers are already having to evolve to survive, moving to a solutions and services model to increase long-term revenues. Smart, connected printers and intelligent multifunctional printers (MFPs) offer attractive capabilities around digitisation and paper-to-digital document workflow integration.  That’s good news for end-users, but also for print manufacturers evolving in order to survive in the future.

Since connected printers can integrate with broader ECM platforms, together with their in-built ability to capture, route and store documents and data, they can continue to be part of the evolution towards more digitised workplaces, as organisations look to accelerate digitisation of paper-based processes.  Far from being a dumb device in the corner of the office or the print room, the printer becomes another part of a connected intelligent network.

Printers, the IoT and security

While many discussions around the IoT imply it is something new, today’s  MFPs are already IoT devices.   They can generate a wealth of data which is used for just-in-time delivery of consumables such as ink and toner.  Through managed print services offerings (MPS) printer manufacturers and their partners already leverage device analytics to enhance asset management, proactive maintenance and analytics and reporting.

Embedded software platforms within MFPs enable users to invoke applications directly from the MFP panel and connect directly to enterprise applications. MFPs therefore operate as sophisticated document processing hubs which are integral to the IT network. 

Of course, like any other IoT device, security needs to be a priority and 95 per cent of businesses surveyed by Quocirca reported that print security was an important element of their overall information security strategy.  However, only 25 per cent reported of those surveyed that they are completely confident that their print infrastructure is protected from threats.

Fortunately, manufacturers are increasingly incorporating security into new printing devices, but it only takes one weak link in the chain and the reality is that many organisations are operating a ‘mixed fleet’ of printers, across new and old, different brands and models.    So, businesses must include printers within their wider IT security strategies, with a proactive and multi-faceted approach.  At network level, there need to be controls that limit access, manage the use of network protocols and ports, plus steps taken to prevent potential viruses and malware putting printers at risk.

The devices themselves need to be secured and this can include use hard disk encryption to protect data sitting on devices, whether active, idle or stored from previous jobs.  When printers are relocated or disposed of, data overwrite kits ensure that all scan, print, copy and fax data stored on the disk is destroyed.

User authentication can be implemented to control user access.  ‘Pull printing’ makes sure that documents are only released at the printer into the correct recipient’s hands.  In addition, digital rights management (DRM) techniques discourage unauthorised access and use.  Digital watermarking, PDF encryption and digital signatures all have a role to play.

Monitor usage across print devices at both document and user level, using either MFP audit log data or third-party tools.  This is something that managed print service (MPS) providers offer as part of the customer relationship, as well as security assessment services.   

Indeed, the increased use of MPS providers is expected to increase, providing holistic, end-to-end services. Ultimately, the best of these will help end-user organisations use print as part of their transition towards an even more digital and secure future.

In the meantime, many users clearly feel that print has a continued role in the workplace, albeit it one that is changing and adapting to being more environmentally-conscious, digitised and mobile.  Far from a paperless office, the future is likely to be paper-lite. 

EU could ban Huawei from installing 5G equipment

EU could ban Huawei from installing 5G equipment

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While the European executive’s consultations are still in their early stages, they could still prove complicated to implement. This move, however, marks a change in the European Union’s position towards Huawei in response to the growing concerns arising from the trade and political war between the United States and China.

Excluding large Chinese companies such as Huawei from Europe would be a move in favor of the United States, which is increasingly committed to trying to discourage its citizens and businesses from buying Huawei equipment or products. The American security experts are more concerned for a very simple reason: Huawei’s equipment could be used by the Chinese government for espionage purposes. Obviously, according to Huawei, these allegations are totally unfounded.

Denying Huawei the opportunity to install its own equipment would be a blow. / © Deutsche Telekom

According to the four EU officials, the European Commission could consider amending a law on cybersecurity that requires companies involved in the production of critical infrastructure to take appropriate security measures, effectively preventing Huawei from being able to install them on European territory.

A spokesperson for the Chinese company said that “Huawei will work with the European institutions to develop an information security standard for Europe”. Efforts in this direction are certainly not lacking. In March, Huawei will open a new centre for cybersecurity in Brussels, which would tend to underline its commitment to Europe.

Do you think the European Union is seriously considering banning Huawei from 5G? Should it?

5 Funniest Internet Memes for all of You

Hearty welcome to all of you to our Rocking India channel where you get inspiring & mind blowing photo post everyday. I feel happy to see you all visiting my channel & reading my articles daily. Today I have brought an interesting article about some funniest internet memes for all of you. I hope you will enjoy reading this post & laugh out louder. Let me show those hilarious memes to all of you here.

1. This is the most awkward moment in the life..!

5 Funniest Internet Memes for all of You

2. I don’t understand what is he searching for?

3. Boy’s hobby Vs Girl’s hobby…!

4. Ha ha ha..! Mother nature also has a great sense of humor to laugh.

5. Which hairstyle girl looks more attractive & beautiful guys..?

Look at this picture & tell me your choice of selection from this two girls. Girls with straighten hair or girls with curly hair, who looks more beautiful?

Heard about Parlakimidi Lite Rail : The first odisha origin Royal lite Rail system, blog by Bishnu Mohan Adhikari

Railway came to existence in Odisha on 1893, with construction of Kharagpur-Cuttack- Khurda Road-Puri Line( controlled by Bengal Nagpur Railway).Subsequent link up along the east coast up to Vijayawada (Junction of Southern Maratha Railway and Nizam’s state Railway), happened later. As a result, the total 1280 kilometer of khurdha Road Vijayawada lines opens traffic in between (1893 – 1896).

Heard about Parlakimidi Lite Rail : The first odisha origin Royal lite Rail system, blog by Bishnu Mohan Adhikari

First Odisha Origin Royal “Lite Rail Line”

Raja of Paralakhemundi Sri Goura Chandra Gajapati wished to connect rail line to his samsthan capital. So he selected newly introduced Naupada Station (1894), which is 40 kilometer away from paralakhemundi for junction link up.
Raja bought sanction in 1898 from Govt. of India for this project , Work completed in 1899 and opened traffic on 10th April 1900. The total cost of project was 7,00,000 INR maintained by Royal family. The Royal line was the first Lite Rail of Odisha there is no doubt, known as “PLR”- Paralakhemundi Lite Rail.

After 5 years, in Northern part of Odisha the Great King Ramachandra Bhanjadeo of (Mayurabhanja State) started 52 kilometer Rupsa-Baripada Line on 20th January 1905.
The Paralakhemundi locomotive was built by Brush electrical engineering company (Loughborough). It was very popular by its own name “PL”.
During South Eastern Railway (SER) Centenary celebration in 1987, they set four Indian postage stamp. One of the stamps featured the Parala locomotive “PL-691”. The whole journey of PL Sahi Saloon pictures are in Nagpur Rail museum.

The Special locomotive of Maharaja gave seat to numerous freedom fighters like Mahatma Gandhi to Madhusudan Dash which has strong evidence in history.

First Rail to Undivided Tribal dominated Koraput :

On 1930 Maharaja Krushna Chandra Gajapati ( First Prime Minister of Odisha) extended the Naupada-Paralakhemundi Rail line to Gunupur for Rail development in tribal areas of Odisha.
The 50 kilometer Rail line project started on 1929.

Present Situation Paralakhemundi Rail Engines :

The five PL locomotive engine are now in different part of India :
PL 691 is in Railway headquarter Chennai
PL 692 is in outside of BNR Hotel Puri
Pl 693 has on RK Beach, Vishakhapatnam
PL 694 is outside of Vishakhapatnam Station
PL 697 is in DRM office Vishakhapatnam

“PLR ” A Glorious Past of Odisha