Former cricket coach Javed Miandad has called on the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to drop under performing players from the ODI side for future contests.Slamming national selectors for their lack of vision, the 59-year-old urged that the former should clearly observe those batsmen who keep on playing excessive dot balls and are proving to be a burden on the team in the ongoing Champions Trophy in England and Wales.”The selectors lack vision, they should notice these below par performances and should get rid of those players who are proving a burden on the team,” the Dawn quoted Miandad, as saying.Miandad’s comments came after opener Azhar Ali (9 runs off 22 balls) and Mohammad Hafeez (26 off 53) performed below par in their side’s group match against South Africa, which Pakistan went on to win by 19 runs in Birmingham on Wednesday.The former Pakistan skipper further said that there is an immediate need to improve their game at the domestic level in order to raise their standard at the international arena.”In order to compete with international teams, we need to improve our domestic cricket. In some cricket-playing countries, the standard of domestic competition is greater than international cricket which is the reason they have plentiful of talented players emerging from their domestic circuit,” he said.Talking about Pakistan must-win third Champions Trophy group clash against Sri Lanka in Cardiff on June 12, Miandad said that the his national side need to showcase some out-of-the-box winning performance to excel in the elite eight-team tournament.advertisement
Razer is working on a successor to the last year’s Razer phone and the launch is expected in December this year. Dubbed Razer Phone 2, the phone recently showed up on the Geekbench website giving us a sneak peek into the specs of the it. Now the phone has apparently appeared on Antutu benchmarking website.The benchmark scores of Razer Phone 2 on Antutu hint that it is going to be one incredible phone. The Razer Phone 2 has scored 283,397 which is pretty good. To recall, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 scored 235.456 on the Antutu. The Antutu or any other Benchmark score measures the speed of your device. Going by the Antutu scores, we can expect the Razer Phone 2 to be faster than even the Galaxy Note 9.The Antutu listing further reveals that the phone could come with Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, the same octa-core processor that we see in Galaxy Note 9, Xperia XZ and Mi 8. The listing also confirms 8GB RAM and Android 8.1 Oreo OS for the Razer Phone 2.The other details that we get from the Antutu listing includes 512GB storage. Only few devices come with 512GB storage like the Porsche Edition Huawei Mate RS and Asus ROG smartphone.The benchmarking website also reveals that the phone will sport a 5.7 inch of Sharp IGZO LCD screen with 2560×1440 pixels of resolution.The Geekbench listing had also revealed that the phone will come with Qualcomm Snapdragon 845. The phone will launch on Android 8.1 Oreo and be upgraded to Android 9 Pie via an update later.Razer Phone specsadvertisementRazer so far has launched just one gaming phone- the Razer. The phone was launched in November 2017. The phone came with a Snapdragon 835 chipset, 8GB of RAM and 64GB of storage which is expandable up to 2000GB via a microSD card.One the photography front, the Razer Phone 2 packs a 12MP primary camera on the rear and an 8MP front camera for selfies. The phone runs Android 7.1.1 and is supported by a 4000mAh non removable battery.
By Saumojyoti S Choudhury Bhubaneswar, Dec 13 (PTI) Asian Hockey Federation CEO Tayyab Ikram on Thursday lamented demise of hockey in Pakistan and feared that the prevailing political and security situation will make the game’s revival very difficult. Ikram, a Pakistani national who now resides in Hong Kong, said due to lack of international exposure hockey has no takers in the troubled nation. “Pakistan is a completely different case, at this stage. Bringing young generation into hockey from a national point of view, it always has to do something with what glamour is left in the sport. It was the case when Pakistan was winning all the World Cups, Champions Trophy together with India. There was glamour then, there was interest, he said. “Pakistan why I say is a different case because of political and security situation at this stage. The sport in Pakistan is almost dead. The people of Pakistan are waiting to see international hockey in Pakistan, Ikram said on the sidelines of the men’s hockey World Cup here. Ikram said Pakistan is one of the priorities of AHF and the need of the hour is to have set a platform for the revival of the game in the nation. “There is an effort how we can survive and improve the situation in Pakistan. It is very difficult at this stage. The team has had a very different preparation for the World Cup. I also confess here, representing Asian hockey, that we have to set our priorities. “India is a good example. They felt 10-15 years ago that their athletes need high-performance input, which we don’t have (in Pakistan). We have fantastic history in Olympics, fantastic hockey players but there are no advanced coaches. They cannot address the need of today’s high-performance hockey, he said.advertisement The AHF CEO said the revival of India-Pakistan hockey rivalry is something that can do world of good for both the hockey playing nations. “I would like to sign that agreement today. That is something which is I fully agree with and I am working on it. I am very much involved with this. It’s one of the best properties. It is not only the responsibility of only Asian Hockey Federation it is the responsibility of global hockey. It is amazing to see the numbers and audience and engagement of our spectators in this property, Ikram said. PTI SSC ATAT
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd midfielder Paul Pogba out of AZ tripby Paul Vegas23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has been ruled out of their Europa League trip to AZ Alkmaar.Pogba is out of the tie due to a recurrence of a foot injury he picked up in August.The Frenchman sustained the knock in the draw at Southampton at the start of the season and is yet to fully recover.He played 90 minutes in both the Carabao Cup win over Rochdale and the Premier League draw with Arsenal in the past week but will not travel to Holland for Thursday’s game. A United statement said: “Following a specialist’s opinion, Paul Pogba requires a period of further rest & conservative treatment for the foot injury he sustained in the game against Southampton in August.”
Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, says the Government is grateful for the invaluable support from corporate Jamaica and citizens here and overseas in the improvement of the island’s healthcare system.He cited, among other initiatives, the near $34-million contribution from the Issa Trust Foundation for the renovation of the Paediatric Ward at the St. Ann’s Bay Regional Hospital, and the Adopt-a-Clinic initiative being undertaken by the United Kingdom diaspora. “I want to place on record our appreciation for these acts of goodwill to Jamaica. The truth is that Government can’t do everything; and this is not an excuse, it is a reality, particularly as it relates to public health, as the demand on the system keeps getting more and more,” he noted.Dr. Tufton was delivering the keynote address at the official opening of the renovated Paediatric Ward on March 22. He commended the Issa Trust Foundation for its significant support.Such acts of kindness, he said, affirm that “healthcare is indeed a family event” and also send an important message that public health is everybody’s business.“Indeed, the statistics here in Jamaica suggest that up to 99 per cent of our population have to interface with the public health system… even just to stabilise a bad situation. It is indeed a family, community and national event,” he noted.Dr. Tufton said that the Adopt-a-Clinic initiative is a new approach to soliciting community engagement in taking over primary healthcare facilities and supporting Government’s efforts to enhance service delivery at these facilities.Approximately 100 primary-healthcare facilities are being targeted under the programme, launched last year by the Jamaica 55 Charities Group UK.The diaspora group has already raised $5 million for the adoption of at least five clinics across the island.The Enfield Health Centre in St. Mary become the first primary-care facility to benefit, with the Minister presenting a cheque for $1 million to the management of the facility on February 22.The Elderslie Health Centre in St. Elizabeth is also slated to receive a donation.“We will see significant acts of kindness and support to public health, and I am truly proud of this nation state called Jamaica and the kind-heartedness of the Jamaican people as it relates to giving back to our country and our country’s development,” Dr. Tufton said
Attorney General and Justice Minister Ross Landry has announced that Timothy Gabriel of Dartmouth has been appointed judge to the family and provincial courts, today, Sept. 9. “The family and provincial courts are essential to our justice system,” said Mr. Landry. “We are fortunate to have someone with Mr. Gabriel’s background and experience in this important position.” Mr. Gabriel graduated from Dalhousie University in 1982 with a bachelor of law degree. Before his judicial appointment, he was twice elected to the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society Bar Council and served on its executive committee. Mr. Gabriel also chaired the professional standards (family law) committee, was vice-chair of the finance committee and was appointed Queen’s Counsel in January. Although born and raised in Halifax, Mr. Gabriel and his family are members of the St. Georges Bay Indian Band in Newfoundland, soon to become part of the Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation Band. Provincial court judges must meet the criteria set by the Advisory Committee on Provincial Judicial Appointments. Committee members include two members of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society, judges of the provincial and family courts, one who may be a chief judge, and four members appointed by the Minister of Justice.
TORONTO – Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week:Valeant headed to courtValeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. is scheduled to appear in U.S. court alongside activist investor Bill Ackman’s Pershing Square on Tuesday to discuss the proposed settlement in an insider trading lawsuit. Pershing Square and Valeant decided in late 2017 to pay $290 million to settle a lawsuit that accused them of insider trading before bidding for Allergan Plc.Rates on the rise?The Bank of Canada will reveal on Wednesday its decision whether or not to raise the trend-setting interest rate for a third time since last summer. Expectations for another rate hike increased last week after the bank’s most recent business outlook survey revealed that Canadian companies were planning to boost investment and hire more workers.Economic outlookSenior economists from Scotiabank, RBC and TD Bank will meet in Ottawa on Tuesday to share their economic outlook for 2018. Recent BoC data suggests businesses are under the tightest capacity pressures since before the Great Recession, and U.S. tax reforms have boosted the outlook for a number of Canadian industries, including banks, insurance companies, and other organizations that earn a high share of their revenues in the U.S.Stop that train, I wanna get offCP Rail releases fourth-quarter and year-end results on Wednesday after markets close. Analysts have highlighted Canadian railways as particularly vulnerable to negative effects stemming from the potential dismantling of the North American Free Trade Agreement, as roughly 30 per cent of the railways’ revenues are derived from cross-border trade.Trouble on the tarmacPassenger rights advocate Gabor Lukacs will appear on Monday in a Nova Scotia court on behalf of a woman who claims she was denied boarding a flight with her three young children, dog and mother because it was oversold. Airlines are under increasing scrutiny over treatment of their passengers as video footage circulates on social media depicting poor treatment and even physical violence at the hands of airline staff and airport security.
In a statement the Secretary-General extended his profound condolences to Mr. Aguilar Zinser’s family, as well as to the Government of Mexico. “[Mr. Annan] notes that Mr. Aguilar Zinser served his country with dedication, wit and independence of spirit at a crucial time for the multilateral system,” the statement continued, “and will be remembered with respect and affection by many colleagues and friends around the world.” According to Mexico’s UN Mission, Mr. Zinser, who was 55, died Sunday in a car crash near Mexico City.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by News Staff Posted Nov 2, 2012 6:29 am MDT CRTC to release decision on proposed BCE deal to buy Astral Media for $3.4B OTTAWA – The federal broadcast regulator says it will release its decision on its review of BCE Inc.’s (TSX:BCE) proposed deal to buy Astral Media Inc. (TSX:ACM.A) on Thursday.The CRTC said the decision will be posted to its website at 4 p.m. ET.The takeover has been opposed by a long list of companies and groups including many of BCE’s key competitors who have raised concerns it would give the company too much control over content and the potential to negatively affect consumers.Telus Corp. (TSX:T), Rogers Communications (TSX:RCI.B) and Quebecor (TSX:QBR.B) came out against the deal at hearings in Montreal last month. However, Calgary’s Shaw Communications (TSX:SJR.B) has said it supports the deal.Bell has said it needs to get bigger to take on foreign online competitors like Netflix and that if the deal is killed that Astral’s assets will ultimately be split up, guaranteeing continued foreign dominance in the way that online content is delivered.Astral own 25 channels, including The Movie Network, HBO Canada and French-language Super Ecran, Family Channel and Disney Junior and more than 80 radio stations.BCE owns Bell Canada, the CTV television network, the former Chum radio stations and numerous specialty TV channels, as well as online sites for them all.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Aubrey McClendon, a natural gas industry titan, was killed when police say he drove his sport utility vehicle “straight into a wall” in Oklahoma City on Wednesday, a day after he was indicted on a charge of conspiring to rig bids to buy oil and natural gas leases in northwest Oklahoma.Police Capt. Paco Balderrama said McClendon, co-founder of Chesapeake Energy and a part-owner of the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder, was the only occupant in the vehicle when it slammed into a concrete bridge embankment shortly after 9 a.m.“He pretty much drove straight into the wall,” Balderrama said. “The information out there at the scene is that he went left of centre, went through a grassy area right before colliding into the embankment. There was plenty of opportunity for him to correct and get back on the roadway and that didn’t occur.”McClendon’s death follows an announcement Tuesday that he had been indicted by a federal grand jury.Balderrama says it’s too early to say whether the collision was intentional. He said McClendon was not wearing a seat belt and that he was driving faster than the 50 mph speed limit.The Department of Justice said in a statement Tuesday that McClendon, 56, was suspected of orchestrating a scheme between two large energy companies, which are not named in the indictment, from December 2007 to March 2012. The companies would decide ahead of time who would win bids, with the winner then allocating an interest in the leases to the other company, according to the statement.In a statement released Tuesday after his indictment, McClendon denied violating antitrust laws.“The charge that has been filed against me today is wrong and unprecedented,” McClendon said. “Anyone who knows me, my business record and the industry in which I have worked for 35 years, knows that I could not be guilty of violating any antitrust laws. All my life I have worked to create jobs in Oklahoma, grow its economy, and to provide abundant and affordable energy to all Americans. I am proud of my track record in this industry, and I will fight to prove my innocence and to clear my name.”Department of Justice spokesman Mark Abueg declined to comment on the impact McClendon’s death would have on the case.McClendon could frequently be spotted in his courtside seats near the Thunder bench in the arena named after the company he founded in 1989 with his friend, Tom Ward, with an initial $50,000 investment. They eventually grew the company into one of the largest independent producers of natural gas in the United States. He left the company in January 2013 amid philosophical differences with a new board of directors, and founded American Energy Partners, where he was chairman and CEO.“Aubrey’s tremendous leadership, vision, and passion for the energy industry had an impact on the community, the country, and the world,” AEP said in a statement. “We are tremendously proud of his legacy and will continue to work hard to live up to the unmatched standards he set for excellence and integrity.”McClendon was renowned for his aggression and skill in acquiring oil and gas drilling rights. As drillers learned to unlock natural gas from shale formations over the last decade, McClendon pushed the company to acquire enormous tracts of land in several states. The strategy landed the company promising assets, boosted the company’s own production and helped fuel the national boom in natural gas production. But it saddled Chesapeake with enormous debt.Chesapeake eventually became victim of its own success. Natural gas prices plummeted along with all the new drilling by Chesapeake and its peers, reducing revenues for the company and making the debt harder to repay.Chesapeake’s 20-acre campus sprawls through an exclusive area of Oklahoma City, its Georgian-style brick buildings surrounded by manicured lawns and sycamore and elm trees.McClendon’s death is the second fatal crash this year connected to the Thunder organization. Assistant coach Monty Williams’ wife, Ingrid, died Feb. 10 after she was involved in a head-on crash in Oklahoma City.Thunder head coach Billy Donovan said he addressed the team after learning of McClendon’s death.“He always treated me very, very well,” Donovan said. “He was a very generous guy, and I’m just really saddened by what happened today.”___Follow Sean Murphy at www.twitter.com/apseanmurphy by Sean Murphy, The Associated Press Posted Mar 2, 2016 1:15 pm MDT Last Updated Mar 3, 2016 at 12:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – In this Feb. 19, 2012, file photo, Aubrey McClendon, left, CEO and chairman of the board of Chesapeake Energy Corp. and Clay Bennett, right, chairman of the ownership group of the Oklahoma City Thunder, watch during an NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets in Oklahoma City. McClendon, also a part owner of the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder, was killed in a fiery single-vehicle crash in Oklahoma City on Wednesday, March 2, 2016, a day after he was indicted on a charge of conspiring to rig bids to buy oil and natural gas leases in northwest Oklahoma. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File) Pioneering Oklahoma energy CEO dies in fiery car crash
In a statement, issued on Thursday, Tadamichi Yamamoto, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Afghanistan urged “all parties to the conflict to honour the announced ceasefires and respect this time of reflection, tolerance and solidarity.”Earlier this month, the Government of Afghanistan had announced a temporary ceasefire, starting on the 27th day of Ramadan, 12 June, and running through the end of Ramadan on Thursday, into the third day of the Eid-ul-Fitr festival, which begins on Friday.A few days later, the Taliban also announced a three-day partial ceasefire during Eid al-Fitr.The “historic” announcements ahead of Eid, Mr. Yamamoto said, “will allow Afghan families across the country to come together peacefully in the days ahead, in what is, for now, a temporary respite from war.”“I sincerely hope the sense of solidarity marked by this joyful occasion will continue well into the future, enabling the extension of the ceasefires and leading to the peace that all Afghans want and deserve,” he said.In an opinion piece for the Washington Post on Thursday, Mr. Yamamoto – who also heads the UN Mission in the country, UNAMA – said that both the Afghan government and the Taliban were “tacitly recognizing the growing popular expressions of frustration with the unending war.””After several years of trying to support peace as the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan,” he writes, “I strongly believe that the elements of a potential deal are now discernible through the haze and dust of war.”Noting that the Eid holiday ceasefire was unprecedented in 17 years of conflict, he said that “both agree that Afghanistan should neither be a haven for global terrorists, nor a threat to its neighbours.”
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedJustin Nedd confirmed as GTT CEODecember 9, 2015In “Business”Fibre-optic cables ‘sabotaged’ again- GTTSeptember 16, 2017In “Business”120 employees on the breadline as GTT restructuresFebruary 15, 2017In “Business” CEO of GTT, Justin NeddTelephone giant GTT has decided to terminate twelve (12) of its employees over what the company has described as suspicious activities unearthed during a routine internal review of the company’s financial procedures.In a statement issued confirming the terminations, GTT posited that the suspicious activities warranted further investigations, while highlighting that the “reorganization of staff resources was required to ensure and maintain integrity and smooth operation.”“GTT would like to assure the public that no adverse impact to any customer was realized and the review and findings bode well for the customers and are necessary for the evolution of organization” the company explained.Touching on the move to send the 12 staffers packing, the company’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Justin Nedd, posited that “We constantly review systems, procedures and resources to maintain an organization that operates at the highest standard of transparency and integrity. This means that our actions must align with a strong value system and high ethical benchmarks as we strive to make GTT the best place to work in Guyana by 2020.”In August of 2018, Nedd announced that the company has taken steps to get international quality management systems certification as the GTT “pivots to be much more customer oriented and quality focused.”
Bayhorse Silver Inc has shipped high grade metallurgical samples (166 –175 oz/t Ag), to identified smelters, as well as to Mineral Solutions, of Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, to receive firm pricing for extracting and refining silver and other minerals from the its shipping grade concentrate processed through its ore-sorter. The 8 kg of metallurgical samples graded 5,452.42 g/t, 5,175.60 g/t and 5,278.25 g/t Ag respectively, were taken from a homogenous 50 kg underground channel sample from the Bayhorse silver mine.The company has a Letter of Intent with Minerals Solutions, a Joint Venture between Liberty Refiners of Hayden, Idaho and Irish Metals of Coeur D’ Alene, to process a portion of its upgraded shipping material directly into pure refinery grade 4 X Nine silver. By grinding its upgraded shipping material to -80 mesh at the mine, Bayhorse is better able to provide material that meets Minerals’ specifications for refining.Upon receipt and acceptance of definitive terms, the company will commence deliveries of upgraded shipping material to Minerals.Bayhorse CEO Graeme O’Neill comments “by upgrading the mineralization to shipping grade, the company is able to reduce transportation costs per ounce, and minimize processing losses that inevitably occur during flotation concentration. This allows for reduced costs in the processing and smelting/refining options available to us as we upgrade our high grade silver bearing mineralization to shipping grade, and we minimize the 10% losses that normally occur during the flotation process. We are very proud to have developed the Bayhorse silver mine at a cost of $1.00 per inferred silver resource ounce”.The company is currently tramming over 1,200 t of already extracted mineralization from the high grade Goldilocks zone, 1,100 ft inside the mine at the extreme western end of the main haulage, to the newly built all weather storage pad. The picture shows that pad ready for all-weather cover installation.The mineralized material is then passed through the crushing circuit, where it is reduced to between 8mm and 20mm – 25mm in size, to allow for greater selectivity when processed through the Steinert XRT ore-sorter at rates up to 40 t/h.The sorter removes up to 95% of the non-mineralized and low grade material from the process stream, increasing the silver grade to the shipping grade of 103 oz/t Ag (3,000 g/t) or better prior to being shipped to the smelter/refiner.
Plateforme d’Elgin : “vraiment un grave accident” selon GreenpeaceDes scientifiques de l’association écologique Greenpeace se sont rendus en mer du Nord à proximité de la plateforme du groupe Total qui fuit depuis maintenant huit jours. Selon eux, dans la zone, il y a “beaucoup de pétrole” sur la mer et il s’agit “vraiment d’un grave accident”. Greenpeace a envoyé hier un de ses bateaux, le “Koenigin Juliana”, pour effectuer des tests à proximité de la plateforme d’Elgin. En effet, après la découverte de la fuite il y a huit jours, Total avait indiqué que lorsque celle-ci s’était produite, du liquide s’était échappé, entraînant la formation d’une nappe fine d’hydrocarbures d’environ 12 kilomètres carrés. Or, selon le groupe, ce condensat est censé s’évaporer et n’entraînera aucun dégât environnemental.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?A l’heure actuelle, même si le site laisse toujours échapper environ 200.000 mètre cubes de gaz par jour, Total continue d’affirmer que “l’impact sur l’environnement” est “relativement négligeable”. Pourtant, un des scientifiques envoyés par Greenpeace a assuré qu’il y avait “beaucoup de pétrole” sur la mer dans la zone et qu’il s’agissait “vraiment d’un grave accident”. Un photographe de l’AFP témoigne également de l’odeur de gaz perceptible dans la zone. Alors que le groupe pétrolier français planifie son intervention sur la plateforme pour tenter d’arrêter la fuite, le “Koenigin Juliana” a passé toute la journée d’hier à la limite de la zone d’exclusion de 3,7 kilomètres instaurée autour de la plateforme. Un canot a été mis à l’eau pour effectuer des prélèvements et mesurer l’impact réel de la fuite sur l’environnement. “Nous sommes au milieu d’une nappe irisée huileuse. Il y a une grande quantité de pétrole sur l’eau. Il y en a partout. Cela fait plusieurs kilomètres de long”, a indiqué à l’AFP Christian Bussau, un des experts de Greenpeace. “Total doit immédiatement commencer à boucher la fuite ou la pollution ne s’arrêtera pas”, a-t-il ajouté. Le groupe, de son côté, dément la présence de pétrole. Il ne s’agirait selon lui que d'”un condensat léger de gaz, qui ne pose pas de risque significatif” pour l’écosystème.Le 3 avril 2012 à 15:42 • Maxime Lambert
The team will play against Bournemouth today at Goodison Park and the manager believes they can win.Everton and Bournemouth are tied in points in the English Premier League.Both teams have 27 units and will face off each other today.That’s why Everton’s coach Marco Silva has called his team to focus and win this match.Premier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“It is always good for the squad to have a normal week to work and prepare – a normal week to take care of many, many details because they are important in our way, our model,” Silva told the club’s official website a few minutes before the game.“It is always important for me as a coach – not just for me, for all the managers – when you have a normal week to prepare for the match.”“It is really important [to start the game quickly], it is our aim as a team, to go and have a big impact in the game from the first minute,” he added.“It will be an open game, in my opinion, Bournemouth are a really strong team on the counter-attack, they can take a big advantage in those moments, with two strong strikers and two fast wingers.”
Sadie Bjornsen grew up in Winthrop, Washington and moved to Anchorage to focus on her ski career.(Emily Russell/Alaska Public Media)The U.S. women’s cross-country ski team has four more chances to make history and earn their first Olympic medal. One skier that could help the Americans get there is Alaskan Sadie Bjornsen.Listen nowBjornsen remembers the first time she felt like a star. She was skiing in Europe at the time.“I was racing out of the stadium and they have these giant screens above you so that the spectators can watch and I saw myself on the TV for the first time,” Bjornsen explained.Bjornsen said she was shocked to see herself on the big screen.“But the problem was I was in the race, so I was trying to focus on my race,” Bjornsen said. “At the same time I realized, ‘Wow, that’s me. I’m doing this. This is real. This is what I dreamed of forever as a kid.’”Bjornsen grew up in Winthrop, Washington– a town of about 400 people, but Bjornsen had Olympians living on either sides of her family’s home.With that Bjornsen started dreaming of skiing on the big stage at a young age.“I was in middle school and high school telling all my friends I’m going to go to the 2010 Olympics,” Bjornsen said. “It was kind of the going thing, like, ‘Okay, you’re a little crazy, but okay.’”Bjornsen took that craziness one step further after high school and moved north to ski for the University of Alaska Anchorage. She skied for UAA for one year and then took a year off to train for the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver.But Bjornsen missed that mark. She was 21 and devastated. She said she even thought about quitting, that was until she talked to Holly Brooks.“Sadie and I are both from Washington state and there’s a big age difference between us,” Brooks explained, “but Sadie has kind of been a phenom since she was born.”Brooks skied at both the 2010 and 2014 Olympics and explained that Bjornsen’s legacy as a star started when she was young.“She was the one who was beating all the boys and everyone was like, ‘Wow, Sadie Bjornsen, Sadie Bjornsen!’ She’s always been good,” Brooks said.So good, that Brooks told her to join the elite team at Alaska Pacific University. Brooks was skiing for APU at the time along with fellow Olympian Kikkan Randall.And Bjornsen did. She got back on track earned a spot on the U.S. Ski team, which meant financial support and better access to training sessions.“And that was kind of enough positive feedback that I was back on the path to my dream of becoming an Olympian,” Bjornsen explained.Still, that path has been anything but easy.Bjornsen has had tendinitis since she was 16 years old. She says just this past summer a few different injuries had her doubting her future.“Here I am having these dreams of winning Olympic medals,” Bjornsen exclaimed, “and I can’t even get out the door and functionally walk around.”But, Bjornsen got healthier, she got stronger, and this season she’s done better than ever. Bjornsen has podiumed multiple times in World Cup races this season.As far as the Olympics go, Bjornsen has her sights set on the 10 kilometer skate race and the 4×5 kilometer relay.“Our women’s team has been 4th place now for four [World Cup] championships,” Bjornsen explained, “so we’re knocking on the door of that medal.”The women’s 10 kilometer skate race airs Wednesday, Feb. 14 at 9:30 p.m. and the 4×5 kilometer relay airs in Alaska on Saturday, Feb. 17 at 12:30 a.m.
World’s first foldable smartphone is here, and it’s not from Samsung, Huawei or Apple The premium flagship smartphone market is where the most action happens, but the budget smartphone space is where the money is. Most companies are investing in the affordable segment to win consumers who cannot spend too much on a high-end smartphone. As a result, the mid-range and affordable smartphone category have gotten highly competitive and Samsung is a respected name here in India.Brand loyalty goes a long way and Samsung is highly respected for it and has a vast series of affordable and mid-range phones. Samsung Galaxy A-series phones are well received and the recent Galaxy A50 is worth checking out for its competitive specs and pricing.Launched at Rs 21,000, the Galaxy A50 has since been dropped to Rs 18,490, which adds to the value factor. It comes in 4GB or 6GB RAM options, where the latter is priced at Rs 21,490. The higher RAM is recommended for heavy users and gamers, otherwise, the 4GB RAM is sufficed for most tasks.Here’s how Samsung Galaxy A50 fares in the market.Samsung Galaxy A50 looks more premium than its price tag. The glossy back made out of plastic but it doesn’t give that away easily. The feel factor is also great and the phone is designed in a compact manner to easily fit into hands. I felt the phone a bit slippery, but it’s nothing a silicone case can’t fix. Samsung Galaxy A50 reviewIBTimes India/Sami KhanThe Infinity-U display with a U-shaped notch up top is not bothersome anymore. Seeing so many phones with notches, it doesn’t feel odd anymore. But Samsung makes up with its superbright Super AMOLED display spread across the 6.4-inch diagonal area with Full HD+ resolution. It is the best display you’ll get in this price range, after all, it is from Samsung Display, which makes displays for most phones out there, including the iPhones.The blacks are dark and the colours are natural. I found the Galaxy A50 to be best suited for gaming and more for multimedia use. Streaming content on Netflix and Amazon in high-resolution feels too good. The options to switch between adaptive, cinema, photo and basic, as well as night mode and blue filter mode, is simply impressive. Samsung Galaxy A50 reviewIBTimes India/Sami KhanThe overall build quality and display of the Galaxy A50 is an absolute winner for me.In some cases, you’ll notice phones that look great have poor cameras or performance. But Samsung Galaxy A50 doesn’t compromise in those areas. In fact, the cameras are quite good for a smartphone in its price range. Featuring a 25-megapixel camera with f/1.7 aperture, 5-megapixel Depth sensor for Live Focus and an 8-megapixel Ultra Wide lens on the back delivered great results in daylight and well-lit areas.The Galaxy A50 cameras capture great details with true colours, balanced contrast and saturation, and excellent dynamic range. The portraits, thanks to Live Focus, were handled pretty well. The wide-angle shots were surprisingly good and the edge corrections were on point. Samsung Galaxy A50 reviewIBTimes India/Sami KhanIn low-light, however, the Galaxy A50 seemed to struggle retaining details and edge detection while shooting with live focus, but the images produced were not bad at all.On the front, the handset features a 25MP snapper with f/2.0 aperture. The results are simply great, better than most phones can offer in the price range. If you take a lot of selfies, Samsung Galaxy A50 is the way to go.Here are a few samples straight out of Galaxy A50 camera roll: 1/11 Samsung Galaxy A50 camera sampleIBTimes India/Sami KhanSamsung Galaxy A50 camera sample for wide-angleIBTimes India/Sami KhanSamsung Galaxy A50 camera sampleIBTimes India/Sami KhanSamsung Galaxy A50 camera sampleIBTimes India/Sami KhanSamsung Galaxy A50 camera sampleIBTimes India/Sami KhanSamsung Galaxy A50 camera sampleIBTimes India/Sami KhanSamsung Galaxy A50 camera sampleIBTimes India/Sami KhanSamsung Galaxy A50 camera sampleIBTimes India/Sami KhanSamsung Galaxy A50 camera sampleIBTimes India/Sami KhanSamsung Galaxy A50 camera sample for wide angle shotIBTimes India/Sami KhanSamsung Galaxy A50 camera sampleIBTimes India/Sami KhanPreviousNextSamsung Galaxy A50 is powered by Exynos 9610 octa-core chipset paired with 4GB or 6GB RAM. If you’re a heavy user or an avid gamer, the 6GB RAM is recommended, even if it costs a few extra bucks. This is mainly to maintain consistent performance during intense gaming sessions. For most uses, like day-to-day tasks, communication, streaming and browsing, the 4GB RAM model suffices.I ran PUBG Mobile on the Galaxy A50 and it seemed to handle pretty well, except I felt some heat during extended gaming sessions. But the handset didn’t get too hot to handle, partly thankful for that plastic body.For most tasks, multi-tasking with at least two apps at a time, and browsing the net didn’t strain the processor much. The OneUI seems pretty good on the Galaxy A50, but it’s nothing like the fluidic Galaxy S10. But that’s asking a bit too much from a sub-Rs 20,000 smartphone. There were some occasional lags that could tick some users, but that’s just the way it is with this UI. Samsung Galaxy A50 reviewIBTimes India/Sami KhanThen, there’s the question of battery life. The 4,000mAh battery with 15W fast charging is a solid offering. There’s no doubt that the Galaxy A50 can last most people a full day as long as you stick to casual use. With heavy usage, the battery percentage will drop sooner. But on an average, you’ll get the best battery life experience with the Galaxy A50 as it consistently gave me about 16+ hours of runtime.There’s also a 15W USB Type-C charger in the box, which takes 1 hour and 15 minutes to charge the phone from 0-65 percent, which is pretty good in my opinion. Going to about 100 will take nearly two hours. Not so bad at all.Samsung Galaxy A50 offers more than it can handle. That’s what I felt when I was using the in-display fingerprint scanner. Samsung could have simply given the sensor on the back and it would have been fine. The fingerprint scanner on the Galaxy A50 is not quite accurate and most times it required me to place my finger on the dedicated area twice just to unlock. Face Unlock seemed to work faster, but it only does so when there’s light. In a dark room, I had to fiddle with the in-display scanner. Samsung Galaxy A50 reviewIBTimes India/Sami KhanI liked other aspects like the inclusion of 3.5mm headphone jack, dual SIM card slots with a dedicated slot for microSD card, FM Radio and Digital Wellbeing. The calls work perfectly fine and the audio quality is great. There’s just one stereo at the bottom, which posed some issues while gaming, but a pair of wired headphones can do wonders there.VerdictSamsung Galaxy A50 is dealing in a dangerous territory where popular rivals like Poco F1, Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro, and Realme 3 Pro exist. It’s a hard sell, but all those Samsung loyalists aren’t going to regret this choice. The cameras are excellent, so is the battery. The overall design and display quality is the marquee feature for the Galaxy A50. If had to be rated, the Galaxy A50 easily scores a 3.5 out of 5 stars and with the recent price cut, it can go as high as 4 stars. 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The prestigious Ajay Shankar Memorial Awards for the best designed and displayed stands were distributed on the concluding day of 43rd edition of IHGF-Delhi fair spring 2017 in 12 product categories such as Furniture and Home accessories, home textile, furnishing and floor coverings, carpet and rugs, lamps and lighting products, houseware, decorative and gifts, educational toys and games, decorative, gifts [including corporate gifts], candles, incense sticks, aromatics, stationery and paper including handmade paper products, leather bags and cases, christmas decorations, candles and incense sticks and fashion jewellery and accessories. One award in each category was given. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe Ajay Shankar Memorial Awards were instituted in the memory of late Mr Ajay Shankar, former Development Commissioner (Handicrafts) who was one of the major motivators for establishing this fair. The Award for the Best design and display stand in the category of Furniture and Home accessories was given to M/s Haswani Handicrafts, Jodhpur and M/s Cross Country, Jodhpur and was received by Mr Prakash Haswani and Mr Dinesh Jhanwar respectively. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveIn the category of Home textiles, Furnishing and Floor coverings, the award was given to M/s Art Age Pvt. Ltd., Jaipur and was received by Mr Yogesh Sharma. Ajay Shankar Memorial Award for the Best design and Display Stand in the category of carpet and rugs was given to Essgee Leather Goods Pvt. Ltd, Agra and was received by Mr Vikas K Gupta. M/s India International Exporters, Moradabad received an award in the category of houseware, decorative and gifts.Ajay Shankar Memorial Award for the Best design and Display Stand in the category of Fashion jewellery and accessories was given to M/s Amrish Creations, Delhi and was received by Ms Komal. The award in the category of Christmas decoration, candles and incense sticks was given to M/S A.T.S.S. Enterprises, Delhi and was received by Mr Mohd. Azeem. M/s Afterskool Toys & Games Pvt. Ltd, Kolkata won an award in the category of educational toys and games and was jointly received by Ms Nidhi Agarwal and Ms Neha Agarwal. For the Best design and Display Stand in the category of lamps and lighting products, Ajay Shankar Memorial award was given to M/s Decolite, Moradabad and was received by Mr Shoaib Chowhury. In the category of candles, incense sticks, potpourri and aromatics, Mr Tantry received an award on behalf of M/s Acharya Exports, Mumbai. The Award for the Best design and Display Stand in the category of stationery and paper was given to M/s Alka Pandey Packaging Pvt. Ltd, Jaipur and was received by Mr Alka Panday. In the category of decorative, gifts [including corporate gifts] Mr Sanjay Gupta, on behalf of M/s Parkland India, Moradabad received the award.Ajay Shankar Memorial Award for the Best design and Display Stand in the category of Leather bags and cases was given to M/S Ecoline, Noida and was received by Mr Surinder Singh Sahni.
Duysak describes the event as a “mistake.” Specifically, he told us, he never thought the account would actually get deactivated. The identity of the Twitter employee who briefly deactivated Donald Trump’s Twitter account is no longer a secret.The former Twitter employee has finally come forward to share his perspective on what happened that day. Speaking to TechCrunch, Bahtiyar Duysak, who worked as a contractor at Twitter’s San Francisco HQ, says he now thinks his actions were a “mistake.” More surprising, though, he says he didn’t think his actions would actually result in Trump’s account being deactivated.While Duysak, a German national, doesn’t offer much explanation about why he chose to remove the account in the final minutes of his job at Twitter, he apparently thought Trump’s twitter was “was essentially protected from being deactivated over Terms of Service violations.”Here’s how he described that day, according to TechCrunch:Someone reported Trump’s account on Duysak’s last day; as a final, throwaway gesture, he put the wheels in motion to deactivate it. Then he closed his computer and left the building. In fact, it appeared that Trump’s account was essentially protected from being deactivated over Terms of Service violations. After the incident, which Twitter initially said was the “inadvertent” result of an employee’s “human error,” Twitter updated its Terms of Service to specifically reflect why it won’t ban Trump.Even though Trump has violated the company’s policies in the past, Twitter’s updated rules state that “there may be the rare occasion when we allow controversial content or behavior which may otherwise violate our Rules to remain on our service because we believe there is a legitimate public interest in its availability.”On his part, Duysak, who has returned to Germany, says he’s been overwhelmed by media attention following his actions. He says journalists and other continue to “stalk” his social media accounts.And while he says he now regrets his actions, he doesn’t believe he did anything wrong.“I didn’t hack anyone, I didn’t do anything that I was not authorized to do.” The Twitter employee says it was a “mistake.”Image: Richard Drew/AP/REX/ShutterstockBy Karissa Bell2017-11-30 00:52:58 UTC
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