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Huawei launches slick P8 and huge P8 Max phablet

first_imgChinese tech major, Huawei launched its new flagship handset, the P8 at a packed event in London. In addition, the company also launched a larger phablet variant of the P8, called the P8 Max for buyers looking for more real estate, with essentially the same features of the original P8.As expected, the company dropped the Ascend moniker with its new flagship, and decided to go solo with the naming. The Ascend P7 will therefore be the last handset from the company sporting the Ascend moniker.Notably, Huawei is looking to take on the likes of Samsung and Apple with its new flagship handset, the P8. The company highlighted two key points that would go a long way in making the P8 stand out, and rival the Galaxy S6/Galaxy S6 Edge and the iPhone 6/iPhone 6 Plus head on: design and camera, at the event.Let’s take a brief look at their specifications one by one. The flagship P8 handset features a metal unibody design (6.4 mm thickness) with a 5.2-inch full-HD IPS LCD display with a 1080×1920 pixels resolution and Gorilla Glass 3 protective covering. It is powered by Huawei’s in-house HiSilicon Kirin 930/935 64 bit Octo Core chipset clocked at 2GHz with 3GB RAM.The P8 comes in two internal memory variants: 16GB and 64GB with both supporting expandable storage via micro-SD. The device runs Android 5.0.2 Lollipop out-of-the-box with the company’s own Emotion UI on top.It sports a 13MP rear autofocus camera with optical image stabilization and dual-LED (dual tone) flash. There is also an 8MP front-facing camera. The handset supports 4G LTE and Huawei’s new ‘Signal+ Technology’ which is said to connect with network roaming services around three times faster than the average handset.advertisementIt is backed by a 2680 mAh battery.The P8 Max on the other hand is a larger phablet avatar of the original P8 wherein most of the specifications remain the same.The key difference is that the P8 Max features a larger 6.8-inch display with the same full-HD resolution and a larger 4360 mAh battery. Also, instead of an 8MP front camera it sports a 5MP shooter on the front.The P8 has been priced at Euro 499 (16GB) and Euro 599 (64GB) in the UK. The P8 Max on the other hand is priced at Euro 549 (16GB) and Euro 649 (64GB).last_img read more

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first_imgAlso on the agenda would be finding a new sponsor for the Also on the agenda would be finding a new sponsor for the IPL after PepsiCo expressed its desire to end the association, reportedly owing to the disrepute brought to the game following the IPL scandal. The BCCI will try to have negotiations with the company and persuade them to continue. Manohar, who was elected last Sunday unanimously as the new president at the Board SGM after the sudden demise of incumbent Jagmohan Dalmiya on September 20, is also expected to tell the members in detail about the slew of reforms he had announced at the media conference soon after being anointed as the new chief. Manohar had announced setting up of an Ombudsman or Ethics Officer, among many other things, with a view to clean up the Board and make its working transparent in public domain. The incident of bottle throwing by a section of the irate crowd at Cuttack during the second India-South Africa T20 International is also expected to come up for discussion. Manohar has already asked for a full report of the incident from the Odisha Cricket Association. PTI PM MRM MRMlast_img read more

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Netherlands down India 3-1 in Hockey World League Final

first_imgIndia plunged to a second loss in three matches, going down 1-3 to the Netherlands in their final Pool B match of the Hockey World League (HWL) Final at the Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel International Stadium on Monday.Mink van der Weerden broke the deadlock in the 36th minute. Mirco Pruijser (43rd) and Roel Bovendeert (54th) scored the next two goals for the European champions while Chingnelsana Singh (47th) scored the solitary goal for the 2014 Asian Games champions.With this loss, India are certain to finish fourth in Pool B with one point, while the Netherlands (seven points) are assured of the top spot. World Cup 2014 bronze medallists Argentina (three) and Olympic champions Germany (two) will face each other in the other match later tonight.It was a game that India played well in the first half but lost focus thereafter. They failed to create opportunities, looking passive, particularly in the final 30 minutes.But their opening was bright with chances falling for both sides in the first quarter.Sardar Singh passed it to Dharamvir Singh on the right flank and the latter cut into inside the box for Ramandeep Singh, whose tap in went straight on to goalkeeper Jaap Stockmaan.Later, Manpreet Singh’s drive from the top of the circle found a receiver in Danish Mujtaba, who ran out of space to produce a lethargic and inaccurate shot.The Dutch also spilled their chances, Billy Bakker and Valentin Verga combining well but failed to pass the Indian defence, that was good in man-to-man marking.advertisementJeroen Hertzberger’s pass from the left was too early for Constantin Jonker in another good opportunity that went missing for the silver medallists of the 2012 Olympics and 2014 World Cup.The second quarter was more about possessional play as the teams operated through the flanks with India’s captain Sardar Singh and Bakker from the Netherlands being in the thick of the things.Birendra Lakra and visiting captain Robert van der Horst were also active.In the 23rd minute, India’s Chingnelsana had a good chance to break the deadlock but couldn’t capitalise. The first two quarters remained goalless.After the 30-minute break, the visitors were more organised as they played with purpose and precision.Due to a messy defending from Lakra, the Dutch were awarded a penalty corner which was converted by van der Weerden. He fired a grounder to the right of Indian goalkeeper P.R. Sreejesh, who was beaten for both pace and space.The Netherlands doubled their lead as Pruijser fired from close range after being set up by van der Weerden, who covered a fair amount of distance.India responded well as experienced striker S.V. Sunil made a quick entry into the circle and forced a foot foul from a defender, thereby earning a penalty corner in the 47th minute.Chingnelsana pounced on a rebound to make it 1-2 after Rupinderpal Singh’s flick was blocked by Stockmaan.But the Netherlands regained their two-goal cushion as Bovendeert clinically finished from the right after a brilliant build-up play by Bakker in the 54th minute.After conceding the goal, India tried their best with Akashdeep and Ramandeep getting two good chances but they failed to find the equaliser.last_img read more

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Shuttler Kidambi Srikanth storms into quarter-finals, faces world no. 3 Lin Dan

first_imgIndian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth edged past Jan O Jorgensen of Denmark in his round-of-16 match at the Olympics here on Monday.World No.11 Srikanth defeated World No.5 Jorgensen 21-19, 21-19 in 42 minutes at Rio Centrio here.This was the 23-year-old Indian’s second win over the European champion in four matches.In a hard-fought first game, both shuttlers started on a attacking note but it was Srikanth who managed to maintain the lead with some body-line smashes.Jorgensen, bronze medallist in the 2014 World Championships, gave a tough fight at the end but it was the Guntur lad who proved superior and clinched the first game 21-19. (RIO 2016 FULL COVERAGE)In the second game, the Denmark player upped the ante and played a disciplined game to maintain the lead from the start.But the second game was an example of Srikanth’s tenacity and patience. By virtue of his exceptional defensive skills, the Dane managed to stay in touch with the Indian.After the mid-game interval Jorgensen turned the tables and did not allow Srikanth to dominate.But with some swift court movements, the Indian diminished the lead to stay at 17-17 and then took one-point lead to make 19-18 before wrapping up the game to advance into the quarter-finals.Srikanth had entered the pre-quarterfinals after topping the Group H.In the quarter-finals, Srikanth will face an enormous task of beating two-time defending champion and five-time world champion Lin Dan of China.Later in the day, P.V. Sindhu will face Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei for a place in the women’s singles quarter-finals.advertisementlast_img read more

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Will joint ice hockey team warm up frosty Korea relations?

first_imgWinter Olympics This video has been removed. This could be because it launched early, our rights have expired, there was a legal issue, or for another reason. South Korea Olympic team Share on LinkedIn Since you’re here… Support The Guardian For decades, the Olympics have shunned politics, hoping to keep the Games focused on sport rather than world affairs.But while this year’s women’s ice hockey team from Korea has been assembled under the banner of promoting peace among neighbours technically still at war, the political message is undeniable.For the first time, competitors from North and South Korea will play in a unified team, a plan cobbled together by representatives from both governments during discussions at the demilitarised zone that separates the two countries.The two sides have come a long way since Seoul hosted the Summer Olympics in 1988, where North Korea refused to attend and bombed a Korean Air flight in the months before the Games in an attempt to scare the international community. Thirty years later, the Games are a tool for rapprochement rather than confrontation. The team will make its Olympic debut on Saturday when it faces off against Switzerland in what is expected to be a difficult match. While the combined team is not ranked internationally, South Korea was already the biggest underdog before the addition of less experienced players, and only qualified as the hosts.The move has been highly controversial at home. Many in South Korea have protested against what they see as a deeply unfair arrangement, where players that had trained for years were forced to make way for less experienced players from the North in the name of politics. “The best description is that there are mixed feelings, it’s not a wave of euphoria,” said Prof John Delury, of Yonsei University in Seoul. “Generally there’s a positive view on [the] overall concept of North Korea participating in the Olympics, but on the details there are high levels of ambivalence, or some sense of unfairness like with hockey team.”The team now has 12 North Korea players, although only a few will participate in each game, and many fears have been soothed since the original announcement. “The chemistry is better than I could have expected,” Sarah Murray, the team’s Canadian-American head coach, told reporters this week. “When I heard they were joining our team I thought worst-case scenario, we are going to be separate, our players are not going to talk.” A stunning display as the Winter Olympics begin in Pyeongchang – video news The combined team must use at least three North Korean players each game out of a total of 22, according to an agreement with the International Olympic Committee. During the team’s debut, a friendly against Sweden where they lost 3-1, four North Korean players suited up for the game.They will don jerseys emblazoned with with word “Korea” over a light blue silhouette depicting a united Korean peninsula, and use a white flag with the same outline. The team will use the acronym COR, an abbreviation for Korea in French, a co-official language in the IOC.‘’The head coach that [North Korea] brought, he has been amazing and without him we could not be doing what we are doing. He is very open to suggestions,” Murray said. The team has exposed a few fundamental differences between players from two countries that have been divided for over 70 years. Players from the North and South use different words for terms like “pass” and “shoot”, with South Koreans using English terms and North Koreans deploying Korean words.While tensions have cooled since North Korea agreed to send a delegation to the Games, a senior official warned only so much progress can be made through sport.“Sport exchanges can only continue to grow when political circumstances improve,” said Chang Ung, the sole North Korean representative to the IOC. International Olympic Committee South Korea Winter Olympics 2018center_img Reuse this content Topics North Korea Share on Facebook Share on Messenger Share on WhatsApp Ice hockey Share on Pinterest Share via Email … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. 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Trans Tasman

first_imgTouch Football Australia (TFA) and Touch New Zealand (TNZ) are pleased to announce that the two countries will hold three Trans Tasman series in the lead-up to the 2011 World Cup.In a meeting held last week between the two nations in New Zealand to discuss the development of the sport, the countries agreed to the re-introduction of the Trans Tasman series.Colm Maguire, Chief Executive Officer of TFA, said “It is a wonderful joint initiative of which has been long overdue. The agreement will greatly improve the marketability of the sport and ensure higher representation for our elite players to strive for”. Joe Sprangers, Chief Executive Officer of TNZ was equally ecstatic of the announcement. Joe said “The Trans Tasman series is a great sporting rivalry that New Zealand is committed to continue. Touch New Zealand is proud to be able to offer and be associated with the Trans Tasman series”.Although unconfirmed, initial indications are that a series will be held in April in Australia in 2009 with the return leg held in New Zealand in November 2009. The third series will be played in 2010 at a venue and timeframe to be communicated in time.Although some time off, the Trans Tasman series will have players and spectators salivating at the prospect. The two champion teams have not faced each other since the World Cup in South Africa in 2007. The two sides have also not met on Australian soil since 2002. Many long-serving Australian stalwarts have yet to play a game on home soil and will grasp the opportunity against the best in the world.More information will be provided in due course, but if you have any enquiries, do not hesitate to contact your respective national sporting organisation. Related Filestrans_tasman-pdflast_img read more

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2016 Volunteer of the Year announced!

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CBS Sports Releases Way-Too-Early Top 25

first_imgtrevor lawrence throws a pass during alabama-clemsonnSANTA CLARA, CA – JANUARY 07: Trevor Lawrence #16 of the Clemson Tigers attempts a pass during the first quarter against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Levi’s Stadium on January 7, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)The 2018 college football season ended two days ago, but we’re already seeing a flurry of early top 25 rankings for next season.The newest one comes courtesy of CBS Sports. Dennis Dodd handles the rankings for them during the season, and he has unveiled his early top 25 list.Clemson and Alabama are 1-2, as expected. There are four SEC teams in the top 10, and three in the top five.Here is Dodd’s top 10:ClemsonAlabamaGeorgiaLSUOklahomaOhio StateOregonFloridaNotre DameMichiganAs you can see, it is a lot of the usual suspects. LSU at No. 4 might be most intriguing, as it gives the SEC three teams in the top four.Dodd is also buying into big jumps in Year 2 for Oregon’s Mario Cristobal and Florida’s Dan Mullen.You can view Dodd’s full top 25 here.last_img read more

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Delhi gets cheapest electricity in country

first_imgNEW DELHI: Nearly six months before the scheduled assembly polls in Delhi, in a pre-election sop, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday announced that electricity in the capital would be free for those who consume less than 200 units a month while those who consume between 201 and 400 units would be given a 50 per cent subsidy by the state government. This major relief to electricity consumers has come to effect immediately, meaning the new scheme has been implemented from 1st August itself. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderUpto 200 units of electricity will be free in Delhi from Thursday, Arvind Kejriwal announced on Thursday. Any consumer consumed power between 201 and 400 units will be at half price as the Delhi government will provide 50 per cent subsidy, he added. “Delhi is supplying the cheapest electricity in the country today. In Mumbai, 200 units cost Rs 1400, Delhi will pay zero. Mumbai pays Rs 3310 for 400 units, Delhi pays Rs1075. Bangalore pays Rs135p for 20p units, Delhi pays 0. For 400 units, Bangalore pays Rs 2910 and Delhi only pays Rs 1075. Gurgaon pays Rs 975 for 200, Rs 1820 for 400 units. Noida pays Rs1310 for 200 units and for 400 units, almost Rs 2500. In Amritsar under congress, Rs1318 for 200 and for 400 units, it is Rs 2700,” said the Chief Minister. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsTracing the journey of major electricity sector reforms in Delhi, CM Kejriwal claimed that when his government was formed four and a half years ago, the electricity sector was in a complete mess. “Today electricity consumers are getting 24×7 electricity at cheapest rates in the country, discoms financial health has improved considerably, electricity infrastructure has been strengthened beyond imagination and people no longer need inverters and generators in Delhi,” he said. He also talked about how the party fought against the Congress party for electricity bill hike. “In 2013, we had launched a movement against exploitative electricity bills. Whichever house we would go to at the time, people would show use their bills that went into thousands for 100-200 units of consumption. During our 49-day government in 2014, on 8 or 9 February an interesting incident occurred,” he said. CM Kejriwal also said that in the Congress regime electricity distribution companies were in such financial distress that they didn’t have any cash left to continue operations. “They gave us an ultimatum that if the government doesn’t give us a certain sum to bail us out, Delhi will face a blackout the next day. They said they don’t have any money to purchase electricity,” said the Chief Minister. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal asserted that earlier Delhiites faced four major electricity problems such as each year Delhi’s power tariffs would be hiked arbitrarily. When asked about the allegations of giving “freebies” before the election, Delhi CM Kejriwal questioned, “Nobody says anything if the VIPs and big politicians get free power. Why deprive the common man? Am I wrong in taking this step.” The CM’s announcement came a day after the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) also reduced the burden on consumers by reducing fixed charges for most domestic connections by up to 84 per cent. CM Kejriwal had congratulated the citizens and said this was the fifth straight year that power tariffs were not raised. DERC kept the energy charges the same for all categories, except for those who consume more than 1,200 units per month. A household whose electricity consumption crosses 1,200 units a month will have to pay 25 paise extra per unit and will be charged Rs 8 per unit.last_img read more

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CMW 2018 announces Hall Of Fame inductees at Canadian Music Broadcast Industry

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Canadian Music Week has announced the first round of 2018 inductions to the Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Hall of Fame, who will be honoured at the Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Awards Gala Dinner on Thursday, May 10, at Rebel Nightclub in Toronto.This week, CMW announced David Farrell, who has covered the music industry for over four decades with his publications The Record and website FYI Music News, will be one of this year’s inductees. In addition to his industry coverage, Farrell is also credited as one of the founders of the festival and conference, which is now in its 36th year.“David has always had a strong voice in the music industry, especially when it comes to delivering to the latest and most important news, says CMW President Neill Dixon. “I am very excited and honoured that David is being inducted into the 2018 Canadian Music Industry Awards Hall of Fame at CMW, the event that he helped start.” “Being honoured by my peers in this way is beyond anything I could or would have asked for, and I’m grateful for those who have appreciated what I have done,” says Farrell. “It’s wonderful to be rewarded with an acknowledgement that my crazy life has, after all, meant something to the community that I’ve tried – for all these years – to serve in a meaningful, consistent way.”In September, CMW announced Montreal radio DJ Robert “TooTall” Wagenaar as the first inductee for 2018, who retired from the mic after 40 years at CHOM 97.7 FM. To celebrate his career and Hall Of Fame induction, CHOM threw a retirement party for the “Made In Canada” host at Montreal’s Club Soda, featuring performances from Sam Roberts, The Pursuit Of Happiness, and video tributes from Alex Lifeson, Tom Cochrane, Blondie, Raine Maida, DMC, Gil Moore, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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