iPhone 13: Release Date, Specs, Design & Everything You Need To Know

The first iPhone 13 rumours came out right before Apple CEO Tim Cook had revealed the iPhone 12. As of now, there is no set date for the iPhone 13 release but the rumours suggest that it could be in September 2021.

Along with this, there could be four new iPhone 13 handsets, new ProMotion 120Hz displays, a new quad camera with 10x zoom, a new A15 chipset and a Price from £699 ($799).

Above is an iPhone 13 trailer that showcases the probable features and below mentioned are the upcoming 4 iPhone 13 phones:

  • iPhone 13 mini – 5.4-inches
  • iPhone 13 – 6.1-inches
  • iPhone 13 Pro – 6.1-inches
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max – 6.7-inches

Apple has been rumoured to make an iPhone with no external ports for some time, to make a more singular and cohesive design.

Since the launch of MagSafe on the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro models, there are more chances that the upcoming iPhone 13 will remove the Lightning Connector and the iPhone 13 charging port is not going to exist.

Apple iPhone 13 Specifications

  • Summary
    • Processor – Apple A14 Bionic
    • Display – 6.2 inches (15.75 cms)
    • Storage – 64 GB
    • Front Camera – Single (13 MP Camera)
    • Rear Camera – Dual (13 MP Camera + 13 MP, Wide Angle, Ultra-Wide Angle Camera)
    • Battery – 3285 mAh
    • RAM – 4 GB
  • General
    • Launch Date – March 25, 2021
    • Face unlock – Yes
    • Water Resistant – Yes, Water-resistant
  • PROCESSOR
    • Chipset – Apple A14 Bionic
    • No of Cores – 6 (Hexa Core)
    • CPU – 3.1GHz, Dual-core, Firestorm + 1.8GHz, Quad-core, Icestorm
    • Architecture – 64-bit
    • Graphics – Apple GPU (four-core graphics)
  • SOFTWARE
    • Operating System – iOS v14
  • STORAGE
    • Internal Memory – 64 GB
  • RAM4 GB
    • Expandable Memory – No
  • DISPLAY
    • Size – 6.2 inches (15.75 cms)
    • Display Type – OLED, HDR Display, Oleophobic coating, Super Retina XDR display
    • Resolution – 1170 x 2532 pixels
    • Aspect ratio – 19.5:9
    • Protection – Yes
    • TouchScreen – Yes, Capacitive, Multi-touch
    • Color Reproduction – 16M Colors
    • Pixel Density – 450 pixels per inch (PPI)
  • CAMERA
    • Flash – Rear (Dual LED Flash), Front (Retina Flash)
    • Rear – Dual (13 MP Camera + 13 MP, Wide Angle, Ultra-Wide Angle Camera)
    • Front – Single (13 MP Camera)
    • Camera Features – Auto Focus, Face detection, Touch to focus
    • Shooting Modes – Continuous Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
    • Image Stabilization – Yes, Optical Image Stabilization(OIS)
  • BATTERY
    • Type – Li-ion
    • Capacity – 3285 mAh
    • Removable – No
    • Fast Charging – Yes
    • Wireless Charging – Yes
  • CONNECTIVITY
    • SIM Configuration – Dual SIM (SIM1: Nano) (SIM2: eSIM)
    • Bluetooth – Bluetooth v5.1
    • Wi-Fi – Yes with a/ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz, MIMO
    • Network5G: – Supported by the device (network not rolled-out in India), 4G: Available (supports Indian bands), 3G: – Available, 2G: Available
    • Voice over LTE – (VoLTE)Yes
    • Wi-fi features – Mobile Hotspot
    • GPS – Yes with A-GPS, GLONASS
    • Infrared – Yes
    • USB – A mass storage device, USB charging
    • NFC Chipset – Yes
  • SENSORS
    • Fingerprint sensor – No
    • Other Sensor – Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope
  • SOUND
    • Speaker – Yes
    • Audio Jack – Yes, Lightning

Ten KNUST Optometry Students Secure Highly Ranked Student Fellowship at American Academy of Optometry

The American Academy of Optometry (AAO) has awarded ten (10) students from the Department of Optometry and Visual Science, College of Science, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana, with the prestigious Student Fellowship Award.

The Student Fellowship program provides a unique opportunity for students to engage in cutting-edge research and enhance their knowledge of modern technology deployed in eye care through lectures, workshops, poster presentations, and many more. Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, these outstanding students defied the odds to participate in the first-ever virtual AAO Annual Meeting 2020 at home, and have completed the requirements to be Student Fellows of the Academy.

On 8th February 2021, Dr Kwadwo Owusu Akuffo, OD, PhD, FAAO, a Fellow of the Academy, and a Lecturer in the Optometry Department KNUST presented the awards to the respective students on behalf of AAO.

Below are the names of the students who have earned this designation:

Isaiah Osei Duah Junior, Naa Adorkor Lomotey, Ben-Nathaniel Fosu, Joycelyn Arko Arhin, Earl Boadi Appiah, Lucy Akua Afriyie Karikari, Benjamin Baah Konadu, Christabel Arthur, Ewura-Ama Horthman, and Adwoa Owusuwaa Broni.

Each student received a certificate of completion and lapel pin. The students have also been granted complimentary registration for AAO Annual Meeting 2021 which will take place November 3-6, 2021 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Boston, USA.

Congratulations on setting the pace! All the best in your endeavours, and keep making your families and KNUST proud!

Picture description: On the front row from left to right (Adwoa Owusuwaa Broni, Lucy Akua Afriyie Karikari, Ewura-Ama Horthman, Ben-Nathaniel Fosu), middle row (Isaiah Osei Duah Junior, Joycelyn Arko Arhin, Naa Adorkor Lomotey, Earl Boadi Appiah) back row (Dr Kwadwo Owusu Akuffo, OD, PhD, FAAO, Benjamin Baah Konadu)

Ghana, UK Finalizes Trade Partnership Agreement

Ghana and the United Kingdom have signed a new interim Trade Partnership Agreement after days of negotiations, ending the Transition Period following the withdrawal of UK from the European Union

The agreement is expected to provide for duty free and quota free access for Ghanaian goods to the UK market and preferential tariff reductions for UK exporters to the Ghanaian market.

According to a statement released by the Ministry of Trade and Industry, “the agreement will enter into effect following the completion of relevant internal procedures required in both Ghana and the UK”.

Earlier this year, UK companies threatened to reject imports from Ghana as the country and Britain failed to reach a trade agreement, post Brexit.

Banana farmers were the hardest hit, losing about 20% of their exports to the UK and could have lost about 70% more if the agreement was not finalized.

The new agreement is said to reaffirm the deep interest of both Ghana and the UK to strengthen their longstanding trade and economic relationship.

The agreement also reflects the importance of integration between the West African States within the context of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and amongst African States within the context of the African Continental Free Trade Area.

Read the full statement below:

Over 15,000 Ghanaians Died of Cancer In 2020 – Report

Over 15,000 Ghanaians died of cancer last year, according to the Global Cancer Statistics (GLOBOCAN) 2020.

The Global Cancer, Mortality and Prevalence report indicated that more than 24,000 new cases are recorded in the country annually.

Speaking at an event to commemorate this year’s World Cancer Day, the President of Breast Care International (BCI), Dr. Beatrice Wiafe Addai said common cancers such as breast, liver, cervix, and prostate are the cause of these deaths. 

The 2020 global cancer figures show liver cancer recorded 3,166 deaths, cervical cancer killed 1,699, and prostate cancer caused 1,117 deaths in the country.

Dr. Beatrice Wiafe Addai said cancer cases have increased since 2018, and therefore need serious attention.

“Equal attention must also be given to cancers as given to Covid-19 because Covid-19 did not come to stop cancers, neither did it come to trade places with the cancers. Therefore, awareness and education on cancers must be intensified,”

Dr. Waife Addai observed that breast cancer remains the number one killer among cancers.  

“Breast cancer is still the number one cause of death among Ghanaian women as far as cancers are concerned. But this is preventable, treatable and curable, likewise liver and cervical cancers.”

She used the opportunity to call on the government to provide free vaccination for cervical cancer.

Meanwhile, women have been entreated to frequent health facilities for regular medical checkups.

Ghana Music Awards Organizers Decide to Lift Shatta Wale, Stonebwoy Ban

The board of the Ghana Music Awards has “decided” to lift its ban on Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy.

In a new interview, Robert Klah, Head of Public Events and Public Relations Officer of Charterhouse stated that the issue came up during its first meeting for the upcoming edition of the awards.

“It was in principle decided that the ban should be lifted,” remarked Klah to Andy Dosty on Daybreak Hitz on Hitz FM.

He also added that an official announcement will be made after organisers meet with the artistes and their management teams.

“There is a reason why this altercation happened and you want to be sure that they don’t resurface. You want to have that kind of conversation to understand and agree on how things should move.”

Background

Stonebwoy pulled out a gun on stage minutes before he was supposed to make a speech for his record win at the 2019 Ghana Music Awards.

The announcement that he had won the “Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year’ category for the fifth consecutive time was met with displeasure by Shatta Wale.

Stonebwoy apologized on stage, and later released a press statement apologizing for “the part” his conduct played in the incident.

Organizers of the scheme, CharterHouse banned the two artistes indefinitely following the brawl, and asked them to return the plaques they won for awards on the night.

A Ghanaian Student in Brazil Drowns And Dies In Waterfalls


Report from Gam Radio Africa Brazil indicates that a Ghanaian student, Kofi Akowuah Junior popularly called Junior or Fii among friends, studying in one of the universities in brazil has been reported dead on Saturday afternoon 31/012021. According to @itatiaiaoficial , despite attempts to revive him after he had drowned, Junior was pronounced dead by a local doctor on their way to the hospital in Minas Gerais a city in Brazil.

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Sumy State University, Ukraine To Take Part in Emory Global Health Case Competitions 2021 in USA.

Sumy State University, Ukraine has been selected to take part in the Emory Global Health Case Competitions 2021 in the United State. This was announced by Rebecca Baggett director of student programs Emory Global Health Institute during World Youth International Model United Nations-Ukraine Virtual Conference 2021.

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Negative Side Effects of Masturbation

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As with any of the true pleasures in life, however, moderation is key. If you’re masturbating to an excessive degree, you could run the risk of not only interfering with your daily routine but your overall perception of life and fulfillment, too. It all depends on your approach — and how likelihood you are to become obsessive about it.

“People can have a negative relationship with masturbation, particularly if it means you are neglecting other areas of your life. If you masturbate in the morning and it makes you late for work, or if other relationships in your life feel neglected, that can be a challenge,” explains sex expert, oral sex instructor and manager of operations and outreach at Self Serve Toys, Hunter Riley. “Masturbation and sex are two different practices, and so are porn and ‘real life’ sex. Porn is not a representation of how most people have sex in real life, so as long as you keep realistic expectations about what you see in porn vs. what you expect from partners in real life, there shouldn’t be much of an impact to your sex life.”

To be clear, masturbation is healthy. The only issue is when it disrupts your lifestyle, your emotions, your relationship and your overall happiness. Here, a guide to the possible negative side effects of masturbation, and what to do if you find yourself in this situation:

1. How Masturbation Can Affect Your Physical Health

While your perception of masturbation might be the feel-good vibes it releases once you reach orgasm, Riley says there are plenty of other positive side effects of spending some time below your belt. “Masturbation has lots of positive health benefits including stress relief, help to get to sleep, reduced tension, boosted immunity and more,” she says.

But if you’re masturbating so fiercely and intensely, perhaps as a way to avoid other issues in your life that you don’t want to deal with or accept, you might cause some damage to your penis and testicles. Coleen Singer, sexpert at Sssh.com, says if you’re compulsive with your habits, you might experience rashes, redness and irritation to your genitals. This can be extremely painful, especially if you can’t keep yourself from masturbating, even when you’re raw or frankly, not in the mood. Though the obsessive-compulsive-must-touch-myself mentality is much more emotionally charged than physically inspired, the aftermath on your private areas could be extensive. That’s why seeking the advice of a therapist is recommended, and if you notice any irritation, begin using a lubricant to ward off the symptoms while you recover.

2. How Masturbation Can Affect Your Psychological Health

You might take the time to study and pay close attention to the reactions of your partner as you navigate different erogenous zones of her body, but how much TLC do you give yourself? When used as a method of determining new ways to please yourself that can be translated into your sexual experiences with a partner, masturbation can actually build your self-esteem. “Masturbation can increase self-confidence because you don’t have to rely on another person for sexual release and satisfaction. If you know how to please yourself, it can be easier to help a partner learn how to please you, which is a win for everyone,” Riley explains

But, if you have leftover guilty feelings from your childhood where your sexuality as suppressed, or if you feel dependent on your habits, you might find yourself struggling in the opposite direction. You might even rely so heavily on jerking yourself off, that you neglect to seek emotional assistance when you need it, or find other ways to manage your moods. “Since masturbation does improve mood and create a sensation of happiness, some people could begin to use masturbation too frequently and it could become an unhealthy stress reliever,” Geter says.

President Trump blocked on Facebook and Instagram until transition is over

The block of President Trump’s accounts on Facebook and instagram follows his supporters storming the US Capitol to protest, when Congress sat to affirm the president-elect of the united states of America.

Facebook and Instagram took the decision following a video President Trump uploaded on his facebook page  asking the protesters to go home, yet continue to make false claims the election was rigged in favour of President-elect Joe Biden.

The announcement concerning his accounts blocked, was made by CEO of facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, on facebook.

He wrote;

The shocking events of the last 24 hours clearly demonstrate that President Donald Trump intends to use his remaining time in office to undermine the peaceful and lawful transition of power to his elected successor, Joe Biden.

His decision to use his platform to condone rather than condemn the actions of his supporters at the Capitol building has rightly disturbed people in the US and around the world. We removed these statements yesterday because we judged that their effect — and likely their intent — would be to provoke further violence.

Following the certification of the election results by Congress, the priority for the whole country must now be to ensure that the remaining 13 days and the days after inauguration pass peacefully and in accordance with established democratic norms.

Over the last several years, we have allowed President Trump to use our platform consistent with our own rules, at times removing content or labeling his posts when they violate our policies. We did this because we believe that the public has a right to the broadest possible access to political speech, even controversial speech. But the current context is now fundamentally different, involving use of our platform to incite violent insurrection against a democratically elected government.

We believe the risks of allowing the President to continue to use our service during this period are simply too great. Therefore, we are extending the block we have placed on his Facebook and Instagram accounts indefinitely and for at least the next two weeks until the peaceful transition of power is complete.

BIOGRAPHY OF ALBAN BAGBIN, SPEAKER OF GHANA’S 8TH PARLIAMENT!

Born on September 24, 1957, at Sombo in the Upper West Region, Hon. Bagbin is a graduate of the University of Ghana (1977-1980) and the Ghana School of Law (1980 -1982).

He holds an Executive Masters in Governance and Leadership from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA). The MP for Nadowli Kaleo and former Majority Leader started schooling at an early age at the Roman Catholic Primary School, Sombo, did his second cycle education at Wa Secondary School and ended at the Tamale Secondary School, where he earned his Ordinary Level and Advanced Level certificates before entering the University of Ghana in 1977.

From 1980 to 1982, he worked at the Bureau of Statistics and Statistical Service as the acting Secretary to the Statistical Service Board while between 1982 and 1983; he worked as Personnel Manager of the erstwhile State Hotels Corporation.Mr. Bagbin practiced as private legal practitioner in the Akyem Chambers, a firm of legal practitioners, consultants and notaries public, as a partner.

He is currently the longest serving a member of parliament, having served since 1993 when the first parliament under the 4th Republic was inaugurated. He has held a number of positions in Parliament since 1994 and capped his law making career with the ultimate, the Majority Leader and Leader of the House.In the first Parliament of the Fourth Republic, he was made the Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Subsidiary Legislation and Vice Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Mines and Energy and Member of the Committee on Local Government and Rural Development.

In the Second Parliament of the Fourth Republic, Mr. Bagbin was the Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs with oversight responsibilities for the Commission of Human Rights and Administrative Justice, Electoral Commission, National Commission on Civic Education, Office of Parliament and Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs.

He was also the chairman of the Public Accounts Committee from 2001 to 2005.He was also the Vice-Chairman of the Appointments Committee of Parliament. He did not run again for Parliament in the 2020 elections.