The Survival Of The Helmeted Hornbill Is Threatened By Demand For Its Bill

Numbers of Helmeted hornbill have crash down in past recent years due as a demand soar for the so called “red ivory”. The value of hornbill helmets in china are 5 times the price of elephant’s ivory. The increasing demand comes from china for the use in traditional medicines or to make an artifact.

The helmeted hornbill is the largest hornbill species in Asia and it is habitat in tropical forests in Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia and Myanmar.But due illegal trade as well as deforestation of the natural habitation of this species its diminishing their counts.However, This species is listed under endangered ones by IUCN.

The Helmeted Hornbill Is Threatened By Demand For Its Bill

Due to its tremendous demand and high price it has come under endangered species list. A single casque is sold for approx  $1000 ,it has a nick named as red ivory before carved .The casque is made of solid keratin same as rhino horn and its valued high as its easy to carve .It is slightly softer than the elephants ivory ,hence used to make decorative ornaments ,artifacts which are then sold as status symbol.

“They are quite large birds, the males can reach just over 3kg so they are quite easy to shoot,” said Sophie Adwick from the Zoological Society of London.

“It’s often said that you can hear them before you can see them as they make a cackling type noise.”

In 2013, it was estimated that up to 500 birds were being killed every month in West Borneo for their bills,

As the killing has also adversely affected their breeding .The birds has very unique process of breeding ,female builds the nest in hollow trees and male seal them by using mud. Male brings food and feed them through a slit in the mud seal. The breeding duration lasts for 160 days. While the males are out in the forest for food, they are likely to get shot, resulting in death of the female and chicks due to insufficient food.

However the trade is illegal under the convention on international trade and also associated with Indonesian law of trafficking of hornbills or any of their parts. The culprit found with any of parts will be penalized for fine of $10,000 and under custody for five years.

Colombians Reject Peace Deal With FARC Rebels

Peace deal was signed last week by President Juan Manuel Santos and farc leader Timoleon Jimenez after the negotiations of 4 years. But it had to be introduced only after the Colombians consent.

The ratio of voting for peace deal was 50.2% against it and 49.8% in favor, led a difference of 63000 votes out of 13 million polls.

Former President Alvaro Uribe, who headed the “no” campaign, said all Colombians wanted peace, but that the deal needed “corrections”.

Colombians Reject Peace Deal With FARC Rebels

 The government had a hope that agreement of peace would have been a drastic change towards the nation. This voting was no doubt an important survey in Colombian history .The rejection was due to the fear of concessions and favors made to guerillas.

Communicating on television just after declaring result, President Santos said that a previously announced ceasefire will hold and that President Santos said that a previously announced ceasefire will hold and that both sides would meet in the Cuban capital, Havana, to decide on a way forward. There’s also a positive indication across the Colombia to end the five decade violence.

Focusing the nation, President Santos said he accepted the result but would continue working to achieve peace.”I won’t give up,” he said. “I’ll continue the search for peace until the last moment of my authorization, as that’s the way to leave a better country to our children.”

Meanwhile the Farc chief, known as Timochenko, said the group will stick with commitment on securing an end to the war.

However, the overall peace process is covered by improbability.

Europe Should Support For The U.S. Tariffs On Many Fronts: German Official

The EU (European Union) member states must brace for the U.S. tariffs on many fronts in the months beforehand, a senior German executive cautioned; just a few hours in advance Washington launched an investigation of a proposed French digital tax that can set off future tariffs. Peter Beyer—Germany’s Member of Parliament and Transatlantic Coordinator—stated that while there was persisted US interest in coordination with Europe, the Trump government nonetheless seemed poised to enforce tariffs over arguments regarding aircraft subsidies, European car imports and the Nordstream 2 gas pipeline. In May, the U.S. President Donald Trump asserted that some of the imported vehicles and parts raised a national security fear, but postponed a verdict on imposing taxes on Japanese and European auto imports for as long as 6 Months to facilitate time for trade discussions with both partners.

Europe Should Support For The US Tariffs On Many Fronts: German Official

European executives have said confidentially that they fear that Trump would now turn his focus to Europe, after intermediary a pact in a protracted trade spat with China. Trump in recent time ordered an investigation to find out whether France’s proposed 3% tariff on the French income of large internet firms was unfairly aiming some of the U.S.-based companies. Prior investigations aimed at the EU subsidies on huge commercial aircraft and China’s trade practices.

On a similar note, earlier, the U.S. threatened with new tariffs on the EU products worth of $4 Billion. The U.S. is strengthening its trade fight with the EU over aircraft subsidies, planning new tariffs on the EU goods valued $4 Billion. The tariffs—which were announced in recent time by the USTR (United States Trade Representative)—covered 89 products counting pasta, fruits, meat, cheese, coffee, and whiskey. They can be added to a record of the EU exports of worth $21 Billion that the USTR reported in April will be subject to tariffs.

How To Fix Issues In iOS 12

The new iOS 12 has reached each and every corner. Even though the new operating system was launched to deal with the issues of older version, it has its own share of issues that the users are frustrated with. With every new version of iOS 12 comes some fixes to assist you give relief. But, where one issue gets solved, a new issue stands waiting for your every time, making it unbearable for the users.

Even though users with older version of iOS are suggested to upgrade to the newer version, iOS 12 has its own share that prevents the users from updating. Every new version of iOS 12 solves the issues that were present in the older iteration as well as has its own new bugs. Moreover, users get insight of the new bugs if they are registered to the beta program, which is at the version 3.

And since the issues that are faced by the users are caused due to the new iOS, the solutions to these issues are rare. This leaves nothing but helpless. And hence, we are here today to assist you with some of the annoying bugs and help you solve them once and for all.

Fix Issues In iOS 12

Cellular And Wi-Fi Connectivity Problems

Connectivity is the need of today’s generation. And one of the bugs that come with the new iOS 12 is cellular and connectivity issues. Users claimed that they were facing such issue in iOS 12.1.1. They claimed that while facing this issue you get detached from the cellular data completely or partially. This depends on the location or country you belong to. Using Wi-Fi connectivity was the only way for users to deal with this issue.

But with the latest iOS version, it is still vague if Apple has solved this issue or not. The solution to this issue is not guaranteed. Some users have recommended to reset the network settings. This can be done by going to Settings and clicking General. Next, you need to go to Reset and tap Reset Network Settings. This will not erase any data. Rather, it will erase all the settings and preferences related to the network (such as Wi-Fi password). And as mentioned earlier, the solution is not guaranteed.

Unable To Import iCloud Backups

A rare issue for users using iPads emerged when they claimed that they did not receive the latest iOS update. Hence, a lot of users using both iPhone and iPad were having iPhone with newer version than iPad. Users also reported that the process of setting up new iPad from an iCloud backup would not work.

The only solution to this issue was found, but with a price. Unless you do not have an iPad running with the latest iOS, it is recommended to install a new beta version with a $99 Apple Developer profile.

Issue With eSIM On iPhone XS, XR, And XS Max

If you are one of the users who faced issues while activating eSIMs on your iPhone XS, XR, and XS Max, here is a good news. The new iOS 12 update has a solution. Apple did not detailed much about the fix in the notes section during the roll out. But it might help to fix eSIM problem that users were facing.

iMessage Going To The Wrong Person

One more odd issue that users reported was after upgrading to new iOS 12, their iMessages were being sent to the wrong individuals. The reason for this bug is usage of same Apple ID by multiple people. If so is the case, all you need to do is switch to Family Sharing, which generates separate calendars, contacts, notifications, and much more.

One of the users recommended a bit more laborious. People having the same Apple ID should go into each of iMessage settings on their device and detach it from their Apple ID. Make certain they only have emails or phone numbers in the Contacts for whomever else is employing the similar Apple ID. This is a bit tricky job.

It seems that a few people are even stating that they are facing the problem even without the overlap of Apple ID. For this, all you can do is hope for Apple to roll out a fix in the next version of iOS 12.

Your iPhone XS Won’t Charge

Some of the users also reported that their iPhone XS Max and XS are not charging properly. A provisional solution to this issue is to make certain you connect your handset when it is lit and hear the connecting sound and see the animation for charging.

This is possibly a small issue that can be solved with a minor update. But Apple still needs to address it and we are sure that it will not be rolling out a new version for this fix alone. Hence, you need to hang around a bit for the official solution.

Faded Screens On iPhone X

Some iPhone X users have reported that after updating to new iOS 12, the colors on their display look “washed out” or faded. While this has not been experienced all over the world, it is not clear as to why users are facing this issue. For time being, some users have suggested to turn off the setting for Increase Contrast. This setting appears to be turned on in iOS 12 by default.

More Battery Drain

One of the most touted features in the iOS 12 was enhanced battery performance for older devices. On the other hand, users are claiming that after the update, the batteries of their device are draining unusually quickly.

To begin with, check health of your device battery to make sure that is not causing the issue. If the maximum capacity is less than 85%, it is time for a new battery to install. Next, if it is not the battery health issue, this might be an old issue seen in earlier version of iOS where the internal structure provisionally taxes iOS devices and drains the power quicker.

The solution to this issue is to reset the iPhone to factory settings and cleanly update to the latest iOS 12. Next, restore it from earlier backup. If this does not work, you can factory reset the device, install the new iOS 12. But do not restore using a back. Rather, install each app manually. If the issue still persists, all you can do is wait for Apple to roll out the fix.

Apps Not Working Properly

You may find that after upgrading to new iOS 12, some applications do not operate as they used to earlier. That is fine since they are shifting to a whole new environment. Besides, apps do launch a new version for themselves after a software update every time a new iOS version is released. All you need to do is go to App Store and see if there is updated iteration of the app in question.

Hotspot Won’t Turn Off

This may be a rare issue, but most of the users claim it to be present. When directly connecting a laptop to an iPhone 6S, it automatically reconnected. It remained intact even after closing the Personal Hotspot setting of the phone. This can be a defective setting from the carrier end or it might only happen in older models.

Now that you have had the solutions for most of the problems occurring in new iOS, we are sure you will be relieved to use your iPhone. Do let us know if this article was helpful or not by commenting below.

India Will Invest $1 Billion In Canada, Will Add 5,000 Jobs

The Canadian President Trudeau came out highly satisfied from his meetings with Indian corporates and remarked as such at the Canada-India Business Forum this morning. He was mighty pleased to announce the investment commitment of Indian Corporates to the tune of USD 1 billion that was going to result in creation of 5,000 plus jobs in his country.

India Will Invest $1 Billion In Canada

He had discussions with several Indian businessmen and businesswomen like Anand Mahindra, Kumar Mangalam Birla, N Chandrasekaran, Cyrus Mistry, Salil Parikh, Swati Piramal, Chanda Kochhar and many more at the high profile Taj Mahal hotel.

He remarked on the similarities between the two countries on varied issues ranging from natural resources to the electronic and creative sector and pressed for both the country’s leaders to move forward together for mutual benefits. He also disclosed about Canadian investments likely to be made in our country possibly from the Canadian pension fund sector.

Trudeau was impressed with the diversity of the country which yet stood as a unified whole and said that there was a lot to learn from India by other countries. The diversity factor was a challenging one but it did not overwhelm the country. That itself, he felt was an indication of the maturity level of the country.

He however, lamented on the low percentage of women in the business sector and felt that there was a greater need for empowering them on this issue as according to him greater role of women in the business world was good for enhancing the community. He emphasized the fact of more than lakh Indian students making Canada their second home and stated that he wanted his country to be a top pulling nation for them. He further said that his country will always act as the welcoming host to many more Indians and appreciated Canada’s Indian origin citizens for being strong assets of the nation.

Twitter India Takes Measures To Bridge Gap Of Blood Donation

Planning to bridge the demand-supply gap and generate more awareness for blood units in the country, Twitter India this week rolled out a new social program dubbed as #BloodMatters. As per a report by the WHO (World Health Organization), only 9 Million blood units are obtainable each year in India, in opposition to a requirement of 12 Million units.

Twitter India blood donation

@BloodDonorsIN (Blood Donors India), a charitable helpline for blood donation on Twitter, is the first associative for the initiative started by Twitter. Through this program, Twitter claimed that it looks to work with extra helplines of blood donation such as @BloodDonorsIN, health institutions, and blood banks all over the nation to link and get to a bigger audience.

“The portal plans to increase up the number of donors, the amount of chat related to blood donation in India, and work with associates that can make sure screened and safe blood can reach in time to those in need all over India,” claimed Twitter India to the media in an interview.

With this program, users can ask for blood donation just with a message to @BloodDonorsIN with their blood type, location hashtag, Twitter handle, and mobile contact. Interested people that wish to help can follow @BloodDonorsIN and retweet or respond to requests for assistance.

Answering to the program in a tweet, J.P. Nadda, the Union Health Minister, claimed, “I am pleased to witness Twitter take up this program to make stronger the general well-being and health of the nation with the #BloodMatters program. This will have an influential role in strengthening and mobilizing resources for the drive of blood donation in India.”

With the new program, rolled out in advance of its 12th anniversary this week, Twitter is extending the reach of the helplines such as @BloodDonorsIN via Twitter Lite on blood donations all over India. Twitter Lite offers more data-friendly authorization to real-time data exchange.

New Apple iPhone X Claimed To Be In Progress With Blush Gold Color Variant

If you have been following leaks of Apple since early 2019, you might have be known with tipster on Twitter recognized by the name @VenyaGeskin1 posting pictures of the iPhone X prior to it was declared. The tipster displayed the handset in 3 color versions namely Silver, Black, and Gold. On the other hand, when Apple rolled out the iPhone X, it only arrived in Silver and Space Gray. This might have let many think that there is no color variant of Blush Gold as rumored before. But consider again.

Apple iPhone X

The same tipster who displayed the iPhone X with Blush Gold variant before the handset was declared, has published that the company might convey the new color shortly. As per @VenyaGeskin1 the iPhone X with Blush Gold is in making. Along with the tweet are 2 pictures displaying the handset and a close glance at its SIM card tray. The tray is also present in Gold color.

This is still a rumor so for now we are still not following blindly the leak. But even if the company does convey a new color edition, it might probably be at the conference of WWDC 2018 or might be at the forthcoming event on March 27, 2018. The new color might be there to please the fans who are anticipating the iPhone SE 2.

It is also claimed that Apple is operating on a 6.1-inch handset. The handset is stated to arrive with TrueDepth sensors and full-screen display. It will have support for Animojies as well as3D sensing technology of iPhone X. The supposed iPhone is claimed to be supported with single battery cell capable of almost 2,850–2,950 mAh.

The rumors also recommend rectangular shape for the handset. Taiwanese makers such as Foxconn, Pegatron, and Wistron will be the main assemblers of the 6.1-inch handset.

Tesla Working To Increase Superchargers In Cities

This week Elon Musk (Tesla CEO) declared some expansions to the Supercharger network, comprising a European expansion, radically elevating Superchargers in the cities, and more. Previous month, Musk declared one more expansion of the Supercharger network to wrap 95–100% of the population in all lively regions.

He also claimed that the next branching will comprise the Supercharger V3, a new edition of the quick-charging station with an elevated rate of charge, which is lastly supposed to be launched early in 2019. Now Musk is speaking about radically elevating the number of Superchargers in cities to deal with the issue of charging for apartment residents.

Tesla Working To Increase Superchargers

That is an issue which other EV charging firms and Tesla have been trying to deal with for quite some time now. Tesla has been using its Urban Supercharger stations within the cities to deal with the situation and Musk claims that they are operating with landlords to include charging alternatives to apartments. Other firms, such as FLO, have designed new curbside electric vehicle charging stations to allow urban EV ownership.

On a related note, Tesla has been constantly releasing features for its users to get the better benefit of their mobile application. The latest update brings charging alternatives straight from the application. As Tesla’s task force increases, the “Supercharger” network is turning into even busier and it is becoming helpful to know how many booths are available at nearby stations.

In the last year, Tesla finally issued live in-car “Supercharger” booth occupancy information. Tesla’s recent mobile application software update includes a new feature that demonstrates charging stalls close to users’ car, but this requires car software 2018.48 version or above. It would be easier for Tesla owners to check the charging options easily so as to prepare for their trips. In September, Tesla dropped one more mobile application software update that allows owners to get more control for their cars from their phones.

After Finger Prints, It Is Face Unlock Technology For Xiaomi

The facial recognition technology is expected to be the talk of the town in 2018 after the iPhone X’s shift to Face ID. According to some new reports, Xiaomi’s forthcoming Mi7 might be one of the first smartphones to trench fingerprint sensor technology in favor of facial recognition. The phone is expected to sport 3D face sensing technology. A different report also claims that the Xiaomi Mi 7 will feature an on-screen which is also known as under-display fingerprint sensor.

Face Unlock Technology For Xiaomi

The upcoming Xiaomi Mi 7 might be the first smartphone to follow the Apple’s footsteps withintegrating facial recognition instead of the earlier fingerprint sensing technology. The report from My Drivers also suggests that Xiaomi is not showing any interest in the upcoming display of fingerprint sensorandrevealed that Xiaomi is ditching the technology completely. Vivo and Huawei are rumored to use the same technology in their upcoming products.

Nevertheless, another report by GizChina found that an on-screen fingerprint scanner on the Mi 7. This establishes the fact that nothing is confirmed and people will have to wait for further updates to get a clear picture.

Some smartphones including the OnePlus 5, OnePlus 5T and Honor View 10 have now showed up with new features like facial recognition. They are expected to have some new features in 2018. Unlike Apple’s iPhone X, these Android smartphones are expected to have both fingerprint sensors and 3D face sensors technologies.

The upcoming Xiaomi Mi 7 is also said to sport a 6-inch bezel-less 18:9 OLED display and a rear dual camera setup. If this report is true, it will make the Mi7 a significant upgrade from the 5.15-inch LCD display on Xiaomi Mi 6. Furthermore, the Xiaomi Mi 7 may also be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC and will be launched in Q1 2018.

Get The Best Out Of Your Elliptical Machine!

Now that you’ve purchased your elliptical trainer, keeping into consideration all the factors associated with it, you must learn how to use it properly as well. A good fitness machine is only useful when used correctly. One must use the machine in such a way that he can get the maximum benefit out of it.
Mentioned below are some tips that one can use to shed those extra kilos and have fun doing it!

The Plan:

The first thing a user must do is to plan a workout that will help him achieve the desired result. The user, with the help of an instructor, should prepare a well thought out exercise regime and then follow it religiously. The workout must be planned in such a way that it gradually increases the intensity of the workout thus minimizing the pressure on the user.  Having a plan motivates the user to exercise in a systematic manner.

Correct Posture:

The user must maintain the correct posture while exercising. The user should not slouch or lean against the rails for it will only cause a hindrance. Slouching can result in lower back pain which is dangerous. It may seem easier to use the handlebars for support but it is harmful for the user in the long run. One should stand straight while working out.



The best elliptical machine, available on Amazon allows the user to have a whole body workout. The handles and levers help the user have a proper upper body workout, while the pedals help in toning the lower body. For an effective workout one must push and pull the levers while moving the legs, and keeping the back straight. This way the whole body is stretched together. One must however keep in sync the upper and lower body workouts.

Update your workout:

Keep updating your workout plan. Following the same regime day after day will soon tend to become boring and monotonous. Also a stagnant workout will eventually be ineffective as the body becomes used to it. The user must add variety to the workout, changing a few exercises and motions to keep the body fit. One can change the speed, the time period, the resistance and the stride length to diversify the workout. It results in the user enjoying his exercise and also effectively burning the calories.

Adjust the inclination:

Adjusting the incline settings on the machine helps adding variety to your workout. The inclination is a major factor that one must keep in mind while working out. The incline adds the extra simulation of walking, running or climbing making the workout more fun and effective. A low incline offers a slow stride; the medium incline offers the user the feeling of riding a bike and the high incline gives the user a simulation of climbing. A combination of all these three inclines would make the workout much more interesting and enjoyable.


Level up the resistance:

Many users are under the misconception that the faster they pedal the more calories they burn. Working out doesn’t mean aimlessly pedaling away on the elliptical; the user must also add a variety of resistances in his workout. One of the most important advantages of an elliptical is that it offers the user a wide range of magnetic or electronic resistance. This allows the user to increase the intensity of his workout. The more the resistance, the more powerful is the workout. Resistance forces the muscles to move harder that results in a more tough and satisfying workout.


The user must not have any distractions while working out. His entire focus must be on the movements of his body. Many users watch the television or listen to music while working out which is wrong. The user must concentrate on the proper techniques of the workout to achieve the desired results.