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Police are investigating a Bedlington care home where inspectors say some elderly residents weren't kept safe.
Medicines had allegedly gone missing at Baedling Manor Care Home, while the local authority was called in to monitor the home's safeguarding arrangements.
The home's 49 residents "did not always experience safe care and treatment", inspectors from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) said.
The CQC said it had launched an inspection after being contacted with concerns about "safeguarding people, staffing, recruitment, medicines, infection control, consent, complaints and the governance of the service".
Downgrading the home, run by Alcyone Healthcare, from 'Good' to 'Requires Improvement', the report said: "People were not always safeguarded from the risk of harm. Incidents were not reported or recorded properly, and action was not always taken to address matters.
"The home was placed into organisational safeguarding by the local authority and there were police investigations in progress."
Solid rumour says it will be launched ahead of schedule on 2nd March.
It will have a minimum of 3GB of RAM like recent models in the Note series, but 4GB is a possibility. This contrasts with 1GB in recent iPhones, the stingyness of which has many Apple fans unhappy.
Here's the rest:
64-bit eight-core 14nm CPU which is 50% faster
5.1-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display with a 577ppi density, stunning outdoor visibility, super dim mode for late night.
A huge 20 megapixel OIS camera sensor and a 5 megapixel f/1.8 front-facing camera with real-time HDR
32 / 64 / 128GB of storage
Built-in wireless charging
Four hours of usage on a 10 minute charge
Quick connect charging
Samsung Pay: works with 90% of existing magnetic stripe payment terminals, and NFC payment terminals
Metal and glass body
Gorilla Glass 4
Cat 6 LTE
Built-in wireless charging is a big plus as it saves having to get hold of a special Qi back or find a mechanically unsatisfactory third party receiver coil.
The new body is premium and a deliberate getaway from the plastic construction that on-line reviews often criticise (unjustly I think, because this has saved countless expensive drop disasters). Is it an x86 based product and a step change from ARM? The 14nm CPU might just provide a clue, though none of the rumours mention such a major change of direction.
I'd like to see a comparative review, but just at the moment the new Pana seems to be about double the price of the Sammy. No Xenon flash would likely be a deal breaker too, unless the Pana's LED one is way better than anything else so far.
Why for sure? Because it exactly matches all the other leaks of component parts from far-east contractors, and they've split it open to see the works! Plus the source has rep for not pulling hoaxes.
There's going to be two models (4.7" and 5.5") of course, as Apple have been losing out big time to much larger and much more usable smartphones. So... yet another Steve Jobs myth bust: this time the ideal size of a smartphone. But, the Apple marketing machine is really good at rewriting history, and in leaving its past customers high and dry. That might be excusable at half the price, but when you add on the UK price premium they demand - plus the high cost of ownership - Android is a vastly better proposition for all but rather wealthy technophobes.
Anyway, that it's going to sell and sell there is no doubt. iSheep will be lauding the usability of the sensibly sized screens and queueing overnight to boost Apple's coffers even more. It's a funny old world and competition is good, even if you have to accept a degree of brain washing in the mix! The important things are to keep blinkered technophobes very happy, and make megabucks doing so!