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The feds confiscate nearly $ 400k worth of “fake Apple AirPods” that are actually OnePlus headphones

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The feds confiscate nearly $ 400k worth of "fake Apple AirPods" that are actually OnePlus headphones

In a really strange situation that I am still trying to figure out US Customs and Border Protection tweeted today that its employees “recently seized 2,000 fake Apple AirPods worth $ 398,000 from Hong Kong if they were genuine.” There is also a press release“CBP officers protect the American public from a variety of dangers on a daily basis,” said Troy Miller, CBP’s director of field operations in New York. “The interception of these fake earbuds is a direct reflection of the vigilance and commitment to the success of our CBP employees’ mission every day.” These units arrived from Hong Kong and were captured at Kennedy Airport on August 31; According to the press release, they were heading to Nevada.

The only problem is that, judging by the photos of the agency, the seized goods OnePlus Legal Buds – in a box that says it directly. But CBP proudly tweeted, “IT’S NOT AN APPLE,” as if his people had shrewdly discovered fake 18th century art. It’s unclear if all 2,000 OnePlus Buds devices were locked, although the CBP images are unmistakable.

Screenshot of a press release from the US Customs and Border Protection.

I have no idea what caused CBP to stop these devices on their way outside of their overall AirPods-like aesthetic. Yes, the form factor created by Apple is now used by many true wireless earbuds on the market. But you won’t see them all leave at the airport. Nowhere in the press release is OnePlus mentioned, and it is not clear whether the officers knew what they were looking at. Many people confuse OnePlus white buds with AirPods!

Photo of the white-blue-green OnePlus buds.

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But then again, the boxes in these photos say OnePlus Buds. This is not a fake AirPods box that uses the wrong font or anything like that. It looks like there is no trick here, at least with the withdrawn product. If AirPods were to be in this batch, that’s a different story.

Facets reached out to OnePlus and CBP for more details on the action at JFK. Was this an annoying oversight of the border guards or a wake-up call that headphone manufacturers should be a little more original? Both are possible. You have to imagine that OnePlus blue buds would probably go through.

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11-year-old Portuguese won the final of the world championship in karting

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11-year-old Portuguese won the final of the world championship in karting

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Martim Marques, who also became the Portuguese Karting Champion and Rotax Champion of Portugal this year, reached the final of his race in 11th position on the grid.

Portuguese driver Martim Marques, 11, won the Rotax World Karting Final this weekend at the Kartódromo Internacional do Algarve in Portimão.

Martim Marques, who this year also became the Portuguese Karting Champion and Rotax Champion of Portugal, started in the final of his race in 11th place on the grid among 35 drivers.

“It has been a fantastic year for the Portuguese riders and what Martim has achieved today is remarkable and deserves all the recognition. Congratulations to Portuguese karting, as well as to all those who help and support the career of Martim and all other pilots,” the president said. Portuguese Automobile and Karting Federation (FPAK), Ni Amorim.

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Portuguese researcher publishes dissertation on transgender people in children’s literature – Observer

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Portuguese researcher publishes dissertation on transgender people in children's literature – Observer

The publication of children’s books about gender identity in Portugal is still rare because the topic has not yet been standardized in public discourse, researcher Emanuel Madalena, who dedicated his doctoral dissertation to Luce, told the agency.

Emanuel Madalena, collaborating researcher at the Center for Languages, Literature and Cultures of the University of Aveiro, wrote a doctoral thesis on the presence of the topic of gender identity, in particular about transgender people, in children’s literaturewhich he later adapted into a book called “Challenge to Gender”, which will be presented in Lisbon this Saturday.

For the investigation, Emanuel Madalena reviewed a pre- and initial reading edition of books published between 2000 and 2019, bringing together 38 works edited in English, Portuguese and Spanish.

Of the books analyzed in the dissertation, there are two that deserve attention for their quality, noted by Emanuel Madalena, and which are published in Portugal: “O Jaime é uma sereia” by Jessica Love (Fábula), “which is in the process of canonization” by readers and ” Thiago’s Dresses” by Joana Estrela in her own edition.

Speaking to the Lusa agency, Emanuel Madalena argues that picture books for children about gender identity, and transgender people in particular, are “very important in providing information about identity to these children and informing people in general about this issue.”

In his book, published by the cultural cooperative Outro Modo, Emanuel Madalena writes that “children’s literature on transgender topics is important not only for transgender children, but for all children and for society as a whole” because it can foster “attitudes of acceptance and integration of differences.

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The researcher does not have a clear answer why there are no more books on this topic in Portugal.

It’s not that the Portuguese publishing scene is far ahead in terms of trends – it isn’t – but maybe it’s a bit on the side of authors. The public discourse on these topics in Portugal itself needs more discussion, information, but it is enough for one of these players to want it, the editor has a strong desire to publish it or the author created it for something to happen, ”he believes. .

In the course of the investigation, Emanuel Madalena read some of these books to children and met with no resistance.

“This is a completely adult problem. (…) This is an essential question of a dual addressee: the book should be liked by both children and adults, and it is they who choose it, especially for early childhood,” he said.

The researcher believes that it is through independent publishers or those with greater creative and editorial freedom that more titles on these topics can be published.

“The independent publication is the firmest first step towards the centripetal path of legitimizing the transgender theme, from the fringe of the literary subsystem of children’s literature to its commercial center,” he wrote.

Emanuel Madalena believes that by reflecting changes in society, entering into public discourse, “emerging, controversial and sensitive topics end up being not so”, even if there may be moments of discomfort on the part of some readers.

“Like, for example, the topic of divorce, which was once divisive in children’s literature and is no longer so. It even seems ridiculous to think that talking about it with children is taboo,” he recalls.

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Given that “books for children with transgender themes are still in their early stages”, Emanuel Madalena explains in the book that much of the literary output is still geared towards cognitive-pedagogical aspect, legitimation, and not in the game phase for younger readers.

Emanuel Madalena, PhD in Literature, MA in Editorial Studies and Education, hopes his work will contribute to “gender studies and the movement to include and make gender diversity visible in academic research.”

“Chalking Gender – Transgender in Children’s Literature” will be presented this Saturday at the Snob bookstore in Lisbon by André Tesedeiro and in the presence of the author.

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OFFICIAL: BALCONIES ANNOUNCE AGREEMENT WITH ADVANCED PORTUGUESE; SPORT WITH PEARLS IN HAND

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OFFICIAL: BALCONIES ANNOUNCE AGREEMENT WITH ADVANCED PORTUGUESE;  SPORT WITH PEARLS IN HAND

Official: Mikael Sagna has signed a professional contract with Sporting. The 16-year-old striker, who moved to Alvalade in the 2019/2020 season, was pleased with the new career step.


“Signing a professional contract was my goal”

“I’m happy. Signing a professional contract was my goal and it shows that I’m doing a good job. So now it’s time to move on to achieve new goals,” he told the lion’s media.

“Sporting believes in us”

The athlete plays for the junior team of lions and is very grateful to Sporting for everything that the club has given him: Sporting believes in us, believes in our potential and therefore puts us at a higher level for growth and development. It was good, I grew up.”

Sporting believe in the youngest

“The problems are getting bigger, but I was able to deal with them. In addition, the master [Pedro Coelho] this helped me a lot. Sporting believe in the youngest, bet on them, and I also believe that with my work I can get there,” he repeated, making a promise to the green and white fans: “I will continue to give everything for Sporting, he finished.

This season Mikael Sagna has scored two goals in 13 games for the youth team and four goals in four games for the youth team.

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