New York Ryan McDonagh Jersey , July 31 (Xinhua) -- At the southern edge of the iconic Time Square, the intersection of the Broadway and the Seventh Avenue at the Midtown Manhattan, New York City, the white canvas dome tent erected by OnePlus, a Chinese smart phone maker, stood out, sparkling under the scorching sun.
On one side of the tent Ryan Kesler Jersey , long lines of sun-baked visitors were waiting patiently for a chance to get inside and take a closer look at the new smart phone version -- OnePhone2 -- the Chinese maker unveiled in the Big Apple Friday.
"I was following them on the social media when they just started. They are bringing experiences, quality and price to the U. S. before any others. They definitely do a good job. I got here at 12 am. I know the phone is made in China. It is a great phone." said Theofilos Chrisfodoulou, a visitor from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
"I purchased OnePlus1 several months ago. I love OnePlus1. I cannot believe the quality for the phone in this price range. It's a beautiful phone. It's very fast, smooth and the process is amazing. The OnePlus2 is even better than OnePlus1. And I really want to buy it," said Kevin Pettigrew, a resident from New York. Pettigrew said he had stood in the line for 10 hours to see OnePlus2.
OnePlus Phil Kessel Jersey , the smartphone maker, first got started in Shenzhen, south China's Guangdong Province in 2013. By now, about 90 percent of the company's customers are based outside of China.
OnePlus2, the new smartphone model, comes carrier-unlocked with wide range band support for service providers worldwide. Advanced laser autofocus and optical image stabilization systems ensure that users never miss that perfect shot, while six-lens elements prevent distortion and improve clarity Patrick Kane Jersey , according to Carl Pei, co- founder of OnePlus.
Pei believed great products raise people's living standards and spread happiness, saying his company is dedicated to bringing technology back to the community by building an open and collaborative platform.
The new smartphone has other improvements too. The camera sensor's large pixels of OnePlus2, for instance, collect more light for less noise and exceptional performance in dark conditions.
"The camera is so good and it is not gonna be available for other smart mobile phone companies for at least a few months," claimed Pei. "This phone has a better touch ID than other Android phones."
"I think this is the only brand originating in China that expands in other countries. Not because it is cheap. People come here because they respect what we are doing and they wanna be one part of the movement," said Pei Mike Komisarek Jersey , who added his company, with a simple, bold idea of making a better phone, is trying to do things in a better way.
Heavy traffic jam on the prairie road of Zhangbei, Hebei Province. (PhotoChinanews)
A road known for its scenery in the northern Chinese county of Zhangbei of Hebei Province is encountering problems of heavy traffic, littering and damaged land after abolishing a controversial toll fee.
Known as "prairie road to paradise," it stretches 132 km to connect the grassland areas of Zhangbei with Chongli Max Pacioretty Jersey , a ski venue for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. It now attracts hordes of sightseers after stunning landscape photos taken from the road were spread online.
It became a controversial target in May for charging drivers and passengers a fee to pass.
Cars carrying tourists from across the nation have queued up along the road, with vendors touting local specialties, and herds of horses and camels put up for rent. Besides, a large number of camp sites have been setup by individuals.
On the open space near the road, it's common to find waste such as discarded plastic bags, fast noodle packages and used toys.
Guo Jinmei, a local sanitation worker Matt Niskanen Jersey , said she and eight others need to work from 8 am to 5 pm during tourist season, collecting about six bags of waste each day. The 66-year-old added that she had found some tourists urinating on the road.
Such popularity has attracted more private investors to build hostels and open restaurants in nearby villages. But locals mainly grow potatoes and lack the funds for further development.
In a short-lived policy, the county once charged each driver and passenger 50 yuan ($7.50) to use the road, citing costs for cleaning, infrastructure construction and maintenance. It later canceled the fee following outcries.
VANCOUVER, Aug. 28 (Xinhua) -- Men may have greater physicalstrength than women, but the latter has much greater muscleendurance than their male counterparts Kyle Palmieri Jersey , a recent studysuggested.
The study, published in the journal Applied Physiology,Nutrition, and Metabolism, has found that women are considerablyless exhausted after natural, dynamic muscle exercises than men ofsimilar age and athletic ability.
"We've known for some time that women are less fatigable thanmen during isometric muscle tests - static exercises where jointsdon't move, such as holding a weight - but we wanted to find out ifthat's true during more dynamic and practical everyday movements Justin Abdelkader Jersey ,"said Brian Dalton, a study author and an assistant professor at theUniversity of British Colombia, in a news release.
"And the answer is pretty definitive: women can outlast men by awide margin," he added.
The study had a small sample, involving eight men and nine womenat a similar level of physical fitness to flex their foot against asuite of sensors as quickly as they could 200 times.
The speed, power and torque of their movements and electricalactivity of their muscles was then captured and recorded overtime.
"What we found is that males were faster and more powerful atfirst but became more fatigued much faster than females," saidDalton.
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