Published:  12:00 AM, 03 December 2019

Worldwide waffling

Worldwide waffling

The countdown to Christmas is in full effect, and one local choir is looking to bring some joy just in time for the holidays. The Daughters of St. Paul Choir in Jamaica Plain aren't your average choir group. They are nuns, and to kick off their national "He Is Born" Christmas concert tour, they performed a mini concert at Downtown Crossing on Saturday. "This country is going through a difficult time right now, and we want to bring some positivity back into people's lives," said Choir Director Sister Margaret Timothy Sato.

Samsung's new camera sensor dubbed "Bright Night" would be used in smartphones and tablets and could also feature in the upcoming Galaxy S11, according to a patent filed with the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO). This is likely to be an all-new dedicated sensor for night photography and videos which will debut on the S11 series. Filed with the EUIPO (European Union Intellectual Property Office) and spotted by LetsGoDigital, the filing describes this as 'image sensors' and 'light sensors' for use with smartphones and other devices, reported quoting LetsGoDigital. However, it doesn't specifically mention the Samsung Galaxy S11, but that would be a prime candidate for new smartphone photography tech from Samsung, the report added.

53 percent of Republicans believe that Donald Trump is a better president than Abraham Lincoln, according to a new poll. The Economist and YouGov published results of its latest polling on U.S. politics this week. One poll gauged Trump's favorability versus Lincoln, who was the U.S. president between 1861 and 1865 and who steered America through the Civil War and abolished slavery. Asked "Which Republican president was better?", 53 percent of Republicans said Trump.

The first road bridge linking Russia and China has been completed, Reuters news agency reported. The bridge will connect the Russian city of Blagoveshchensk with Heihe in China, in a bid to increase the volume of freight traffic between the countries. Russia's Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East and the Arctic said on Friday that the bridge is due to open to traffic in spring 2020, the news agency reported. Construction of the bridge, which runs over the Amur river, involved building more than 12 miles (20 km) of new roads, and was carried out by a Russo-Chinese company. "We are forming a new international transport corridor," Reuters quoted Vasily Orlov, the Amur region's governor, as saying.

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