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Hisense annonce la mise sur le marché mondial des nouveaux téléviseurs laser de 80 pouces

Les téléviseurs de nouvelle génération devraient connaître une croissance rapide

PÉKIN, 19 mai 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Hisense, sponsor officiel de la Coupe du MondeTM de la FIFA 2018, a lancé son nouveau téléviseur laser L5 de 80 pouces à Pékin, le 17 mai. Offrant des prix très abordables, le nouveau produit est à la portée des familles à revenus modestes. À l’approche de la Coupe du Monde, la révolution du home cinéma dans les salons chinois a fait l’objet d’un coup d’envoi officiel.

Hisense announces global availability of 80-inch 4K laser TV

La technologie peut changer la vie. Jusqu’à présent, la popularité des téléviseurs laser était entravée par deux inconvénients, à savoir le manque de luminosité de l’image et le prix exorbitant. Lancé très récemment, le téléviseur laser L5 a résolu ces deux problèmes épineux. Le modèle présente une luminosité de 400 nits, soit une grande amélioration par rapport à tous les modèles laser existants. Il comporte aussi un écran dur de dernière génération, anti-lumière, de fabrication danoise, qui permet un gain élevé de polarisation dynamique nucléaire (DNP) et par conséquent un affichage clair de l’image, quelle que soit la luminosité de la lumière environnante. Au cœur par excellence d’un home cinéma, le super grand écran peut être vu confortablement sans qu’il soit nécessaire de tirer les rideaux ou de fermer les volets. Puisque le téléviseur est alimenté par une source de lumière réfléchissante qui est plaisante, plutôt qu’éblouissante, pour les yeux, en dépit de la hauteur de 80 pouces, l’écran peut être vu confortablement, même lorsque l’on est assis à seulement 3 mètres (environ 10 pieds). Ceci réduit considérablement l’espace résidentiel qui devrait être réservé comme zone de visionnage pour le home cinema. Le deuxième obstacle qui rendait difficile de posséder un téléviseur laser a été supprimé : le prix de 19 999 yuans (environ 3 140 USD) permet au modèle laser de devenir un « remplaçant de prédilection » et est le signe avant-coureur de la participation sans concession de Hisense au marché de la télévision grand écran.

Alors que la Coupe du monde de Russie s’apprête à donner son coup d’envoi, la demande pour des téléviseurs intelligents à grand écran et haute définition est sur le point d’exploser. Le tout nouveau système VIDAA AI qui accompagne le téléviseur laser L5 de Hisense est équipé de fonctions comme le mode sport automatique, la reconnaissance des stars et personnalités et le partage de capture d’écran des moments merveilleux. Tout ceci transforme le poste en votre meilleur compagnon de jeu.

Le lancement du téléviseur laser L5 de Hisense devrait marquer le début d’une tendance de remplacement presque systématique des téléviseurs dans les foyers chinois. Hisense s’attend à ce que la télévision laser chamboule complètement le marché du home cinema en 2018.

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The new-generation TV is expected to achieve rapid growth

Hisense announces global availability of new 80-inch laser TVs

BEIJING, May 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Hisense, an official sponsor of the 2018 FIFA World CupTM, launched the new 80-inch L5 laser TV in Beijing on May 17. With highly affordable pricing, the new product is well within the reach of families with modest incomes. With the World Cup just around the corner, the revolution of the home theater in the Chinese living room has officially been launched.

Hisense announces global availability of 80-inch 4K laser TV

Technology can be life-changing. To date, the popularity of laser televisions was hobbled by two drawbacks, the lack of brightness in the image and the extravagant price. The newly launched L5 laser TV solved these two pain points. The model comes with 400 nit brightness, a substantial increase over all existing laser models, as well as a new generation custom-made Danish DNP high gain anti-light hard screen, enabling a clear picture display no matter how bright the surrounding light. As the centerpiece of a home theater, the super large screen can be viewed comfortably without needing to draw the curtains or close the shutters. As the TV is powered by a reflective light source which is comfortable to the eyes rather than dazzling, despite the 80-inch height, the screen can be viewed comfortably even when sitting as close as 3 meters (approx. 10 ft.), greatly reducing the amount of living space that would need to be set aside as a viewing area for the home theater. The second barrier to laser TV ownership has been done away with: a price tag of 19,999 yuan (approx. US$3,140) allows the laser model to become a “successor of first choice” and augurs Hisense’s comprehensive participation in the large screen television market.

With the Russian World Cup just about to kick off, the demand for large-screen and high-definition smart TVs is on track to explode. The brand new VIDAA AI system that comes with the Hisense L5 laser television is equipped with such features as automatic sports mode, star recognition and screenshot sharing of wonderful moments, transforming the unit into your best game watching companion.

The launch of Hisense L5 laser TV is expected to usher in a trend of large-scale replacement of TVs in Chinese households. Hisense expects laser television to become the big disruptor in the home theater market for 2018.

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Inter-Ministerial Task Team briefs media on progress in implementation of Cabinet decision

Ministers

Deputy Ministers

Directors-General and Heads of other institutions present

Members of the media

Fellow South Africans

Good afternoon to you all,

Thank you very much for joining us for this briefing on progress in the implementation of the Cabinet decision to establish an Inter-Ministerial Committee Task Team (IMTT) on the North West Province.

Introduction

At its meeting of Wednesday, April 25 2018, Cabinet deliberated on the unstable situation that has unfolded in the North West province, and which has affected a number of services, particularly health services.

Following the Cabinet meeting, President Cyril Ramaphosa appointed an Inter-Ministerial Task Team (IMTT) to give urgent attention to matters of governance and risks facing the North West province. The Ministers in the Task Team are; the Ministers of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (Convener); Health; Finance; Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, as well as the Justice, Crime Prevention and Security Cluster of Ministers.

Inter-ministerial Task Team

The President has directed the Inter-Ministerial Task Team to:

Conduct an urgent assessment of the state of governance in the North-West Province;

Advise Cabinet on potential risks facing the province;

Provide Cabinet with a comprehensive report on the state of governance in the province. The report should advise on steps to be taken in respect of the Task Team’s findings, and

Remain seized with the North-West matter until all critical issues are resolved.

A Technical Task Team (TTT) of the IMTT, chaired by the DG DPME, comprising the Directors-General (DGs) of the respective IMTT Departments met with the Provincial Heads of Department (HoDs) and the Director-General of the North West Province in preparation for IMTT engagements with the Provincial Executive.

Members of the IMTT visited the North West Province on 04th, 07th and 8th of May 2018 as part of the urgent assessment of the state of governance.

On the 4th and 7th May, The IMTT met with Members of the Executive Council (MECs), led by the Premier, Mr. SOR Mahumapelo.

On 07th and 08th May 2018, the IMTT met with a diverse group of concerned stakeholders in the North West Province.

On the 04th of May 2018, the IMTT visited Mafikeng Provincial Hospital to assess the state of health service delivery, particularly in the context of the strike by members of NEHAWU and the stabilization and support provided by the South African Military Health Services (SAHMS).

The work of the IMTT and its Technical Task Team entailed a diagnostic assessment of the current situation in the North West Province, a preliminary analysis of root causes, an outline of initial remedial interventions and recommendations required to restore normality to the Province. The report also identifies numerous areas where further work is required, prior to submission of a final report on the assessment of the state of governance in the North West Province.

Preliminary report

The Inter-Ministerial Task Team (IMTT) on North West presented a report on its preliminary work to Cabinet on 09 May 2018. The report provided an account of the preliminary work that has been done in the last two weeks.

The report reflected a diagnostic assessment of the situation in the North West Province, covering root causes and remedial interventions required to restore normality to the Province.

Cabinet was satisfied with the progress made by the IMTT in its efforts to stabilise the Province.

Invoking of section 100 (1) of the Constitution

Cabinet took a decision to invoke Section 100 (1) of the South African Constitution, which authorizes national and provincial executives to intervene in provincial administration and local government respectively within certain constitutional constraints. The Constitution states that, when a province cannot or does not fulfil an executive obligation in terms of the Constitution or legislation, the national executive may intervene by taking any appropriate steps to ensure fulfilment of that obligation.

Based on the preliminary findings of the IMTT, President Cyril Ramaphosa has written to the Chairperson of the National council of Provinces notifying her of Cabinet’s decision to invoke section 100 (1) of the Constitution to address the problems in the North West.

The Ministers who have equivalent departments in the province will use this week to assess the findings in relation to specific North West Provincial departments to determine whether to invoke Section 100(1) (a) or Section 100(1) (b). Cabinet will receive the report from the IMTT reflecting recommendations from National departments on the application of the relevant section. The President will then write to inform the NCOP of the full nature of the intervention to meet the constitutional obligations.

The fact-finding remains work in progress, The IMTT is still going through and verifying the information that it received in its consultations with stakeholders. This has to be a meticulous process that ensures that any claims that are made are supported by evidence.

Investigation by law enforcement

Over and above the obvious responsibility of restoring peace to the North West Province, the JCPS Cluster has to conduct further investigations where maladministration and/or corruption are suspected. In areas were glaring contraventions of the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA) are found, the IMTT is referring the matters to the law enforcement agencies for consideration of criminal prosecutions.

The issues are not insurmountable

The IMTT would like to assure the people of South Africa that it is putting in place the necessary interventions intended to resolve issues and restore normality in the North West Province as mandated by Cabinet.

National government is putting together a capable team of specialist officials who will work closely with the North West Executive to ensure better governance systems and improved services for the people of the province.

Reports on progress will be made to Cabinet on a fortnightly basis in line with the IMTT mandate.

Conclusion

It is regrettable that the people of the North West Province allowed the criminal element to embed itself in their grievance processes through acts of looting and destruction of property. We reiterate our call for our people to be vigilant and reject this opportunism, especially when it affects essential services like public health facilities and shutdown entire communities to register their concerns.

As we conclude, The IMTT would like to express its appreciation to all the officials supporting the ongoing work in the North West Province, especially the executive and senior government leaders of the province for their cooperation.

The IMTT would like to thank the provincial executive led by Premier Supra Mahumapelo as well as senior official in the North West Province for their cooperation in ensuring a smooth fact-finding process. They were always ready to meet with us and answer our questions. This assisted us to meet the Cabinet deadline for submission of the preliminary report.

We would also like to thank the North West community for allowing calm to restore to the province as this makes the work of the IMTT easier. We also thank the officers our security agencies on the ground who continue to provide security to the public and property.

We also extend a special word of thanks to the members of the South African Military Health Services for insuring that our people continue to receive healthcare while the labour impasse within the Provincial Department of Health is being addressed.

Lastly, we thank you members of the media for your interest in keeping South Africans informed about the work that we are doing to assist this province. We will continue to give you updates as the process moves forward.

Source: Government of South Africa

KT Builds Africa’s 1st Nationwide LTE Network in Rwanda

SEOUL, South Korea, May 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — KT Corp. (KRX: 030200) (NYSE: KT) has completed the construction of Rwanda’s nationwide LTE network, the first in Africa by South Korea’s top mobile carrier, as part of its efforts to boost global exports in the field of information and communications technology (ICT).

KT announced today that it celebrated the completion of Rwanda’s 4G LTE network at the Transform Africa Summit 2018, Africa’s largest ICT conference, which was held May 7-10 in the Rwandan capital, Kigali.

Addressing the summit on the landmark project, Yun Kyoung-Lim, President of KT Global Business Office, said that its completion represents a momentous stride in realizing ‘Smart Rwanda’ and the country’s Fourth Industrial Revolution.

With the completion of Africa’s first nationwide LTE network, 95 percent of the Rwandan people now have access to high-speed wireless broadband service. Rwanda has a population of about 12 million and 8.6 million people subscribe to mobile services, of which 1.15 million use smartphones.

The Rwandan government expects the faster mobile communication network will help improve the quality of life of the Rwandan people. The nationwide 4G coverage has been completed in the three and a half years since KT Rwanda Networks (KTRN), a joint venture between KT and the Rwandan government, launched commercial services from Kigali in November 2014.

Jean de Dieu Rurangirwa, Minister of Information Technology and Communication, Republic of Rwanda, called the network a splendid feat jointly achieved by KT and the Rwandan government. “Our government will continue to offer all possible support so that the network will improve the quality of people’s lives in many ways.”

KTRN has drawn attention as an outstanding example of public-private partnership. KT expects it will serve as a springboard for increased cooperation with other African countries, including Nigeria, South Africa, Malawi, Benin and Senegal.

Rwanda has hosted the Transform Africa Summit, organized by the Smart Africa Alliance, since 2013. This year’s summit, held at the Kigali Convention Center, drew the participation of 4,000 people, including the heads of state, cabinet ministers and project leaders from 54 countries.

Under the theme of ‘Accelerating Africa’s Single Digital Market,’ the summit comprised ministerial-level round table talks and forums on public-private partnership.

Police investigating culpable homicide after four people killed in vehicle collision

The South African Police Service in Mogwadi outside Polokwane are investigating a case of culpable homicide after four (04) people perished when motor vehicles collided head-on yesterday late afternoon, 05 May 2018.

It is alleged that two motor vehicles were travelling opposite directions along Mogwadi and Polokwane road, when one was trying to overtake another car until it collided head-on with the incoming one.

Two (02) occupants from Polo VW and two (02) from the Mazda Etude died instantly. Five (05) other occupants from both vehicles sustained serious injuries and they were immediately taken to the hospital for medical treatment.

The process of identifying the deceased is still unfolding.

The cause of this fatal crash is still not clear at this stage but the Police investigations will tell as they are still continuing.

The Saps Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Nneke Ledwaba has raised a serious concern on the high rate of road fatalities which are still happening in a number of areas throughout this Province.

Motorists must at all times respect the Road Traffic Act in all our roads to prevent this continuous loss of lives to happen. The South African Police Service in conjunction with the relevant traffic Law Enforcement Agencies in this Province are going to deal mercilessly with all the drivers who are still behaving in contravention of the rules of the road, concluded Lieutenant General Ledwaba.

Source: South African Police Service