Madrid, Dec 8 (AFP) Six thousand miles away and 15 days later than planned, the Copa Libertadores final between Boca Juniors and River Plate will be concluded. There have been refusals, complaints and threats to go to court, but the players of Boca and River, Argentina’s two greatest football rivals, landed in Madrid and all indications are the second leg will be played. Both teams trained on Thursday, Boca at the Spanish national team’s base at Las Rozas and River at Real Madrid’s Valdebebas, with the players appearing in good spirits, laughing and joking, jumping on each other’s backs. There was even a smattering of fans waiting outside, some holding flags or notebooks open for autographs, even if it was a world away from the rocking Bombonera, packed out for an open training session before the original fixture was due last month. That game had to be postponed, three times, after River fans injured Boca players during an attack on their team’s bus. It could have been cancelled, or awarded to Boca, but CONMEBOL, the South American football federation, chose to relocate to Spain. A final at the Santiago Bernabeu should be something to savour, particularly when it is the Copa Libertadores at stake on Sunday, the most prestigious prize in South American club football. Instead, as players finished training and spoke to journalists, the sense of regret became clear. “It is a weird final,” said Carlos Tevez, once of Manchester United and Manchester City, and now a striker for Boca. “To play a match between Boca and River in Madrid, it’s weird.”advertisement River goalkeeper Franco Armani said: “We would have liked to play the game at home, on our pitch, in front of our fans, who deserve it, but the decision is made. We have to make the best of it.” – ‘Lost importance’ – ===================== CONMEBOL pointed to Madrid as a “neutral” host city, with the largest Argentinian community outside Argentina, and a long and successful tradition of football. It will host the Champions League final in June too. For many, however, this was the most important match in Argentina’s history and its removal a national embarrassment. After all, the Copa Libertadores was named after those that secured independence from countries like Spain in the early nineteenth century. “Unfortunately for me, this match has lost importance in my heart,” said Real Madrid’s Argentinian coach Santiago Solari on Wednesday. Boca and River had initially refused. Boca believe River should have forfeited the trophy and have said they will take the case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Depending on the result this weekend, they still might. River, meanwhile, have lost the home advantage enjoyed by Boca in the first leg, which finished 2-2, not to mention economic benefits, despite CONMEBOL pledging to compensate them for any revenue missed. “It was the security system that failed, absolutely and totally,” River’s club president Rodolfo D’Onofrio told El Pais on Friday. “River are the victims.” Most deprived, however, are perhaps the thousands of fans let down and then left at home in Argentina. Some have travelled, including Agustin Giacone, one Boca supporter who arrived in Madrid on Wednesday. “It’s going to be a great party,” he said. “Argentinians don’t want to spoil the name of Argentina anymore.” Boca coach Guillermo Barros Schelotto believes restoration will take longer. “We need time,” he said on Friday. “We need matches of this quality played in Argentina or South America to show that we have matured.” – Tickets still available – =========================== For each club, the 20,000 tickets allocated to fans in Spain and elsewhere sold out within hours but some of the 5,000 for residents in Argentina remain available. The cost, and short notice, is likely to have put them off. Inside the stadium, a vacant block of seats will act as a buffer between the two sets of supporters. Outside, the Paseo de la Castellana, the road that runs from the city centre to the stadium, will be closed off from 9am local time, as police seek to keep them separate. Around 2,500 police officers are expected to attend. If the match goes off peacefully, CONMEBOL will claim success, not least as broadcasters all over the world will have shown the fixture they paid for. For Spain, there would be a boost to their 2030 World Cup bid, at the direct expense of the Uruguay-Argentina-Paraguay ticket, another lead contender. La Liga, intent on staging matches in the United States, will feel its cause has greater precedent. For River and Boca, the winner will hoist the cup and then join their hosts, Real Madrid, at the World Club Cup in the United Arab Emirates later this month. River would also qualify for next year’s Copa Libertadores.advertisement But any joy will be tinged with regret, for the final that could have been. “Today we should be talking about how River and Boca made Argentina proud,” Schelotto said. “Again, we have lost to violence.” (AFP) AH
Author Mihir Bose writes “The cricket world had gotten too used to the stereotype of the meek Indian cricketer. All that has changed under Ganguly, perhaps for the better.” Sourav Ganguly, well-known as ‘Dada,’ was born on July 8, 1972. He will celebrate his 47th birthday today.Let us look at some of the important highlights from his life and career: 1. Ganguly’s parents gave him the nickname ‘Maharaj’ when he was a kid. He was later nicknamed the ‘Prince of Calcutta’ by Geoffrey Boycott.2. He was a huge football fan in his childhood.3. Ganguly’s mother Nirupa did not want him to get into cricket since the game was disturbing his studies. But due to his elder brother Snehashish’s insistence, Sourav was enrolled into a cricket academy during his class 10 summer holidays.4. It is said that Ganguly is a deeply religious person and observes a fast every Tuesday.5. There is an apartment in Kolkata which is named after him. It is called the ‘Sourav Housing Complex.’6. Ganguly’s ton at Lords cricket ground was the highest score by a batsman on debut at the ground.7. He has also been labelled as India’s most successful cricket captain.8. It is well known that Ganguly’s most famous victory celebration style was twirling his shirt.9. Javagal Srinath came back from retirement thrice on Ganguly’s insistence.10. Ganguly had his personal bowling machine installed in his house after he was dropped from the Indian team in 1992.11. He is the third cricketer in the world, along with Aravinda De Silva and Mahela Jayawardene, to score a 100 and lead Indian team to the final of a World Cup.advertisement12. He is the joint secretary of Cricket Association of Bengal.13. In the initial days of his career, he was dropped from the Indian team since he was perceived to be ‘arrogant.’14. Ganguly loved David Gower’s style and used to watch old videos of him playing.15. Other cricketers who influenced him are David Boon, Mohinder Amarnath, Kapil Dev, and Allan Border.Read | MS Dhoni turns 38: Know how well-educated your favourite Indian skipper and his teammates are!
Man Utd, Real Madrid target Eder Militao favours England optionby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the lovePorto defender Eder Militao is keen on a move to England.Militao is a target for Real Madrid president Florentino Perez this month.However, UOL Esporte says Militao favours a move to England.The Porto defender has been linked with Real Madrid in recent weeks with Militao looking set to depart at the end of the campaign.Everton, Liverpool and Manchester United are all credited with interest from England in the 20-year-old, who has a release clause of £45m. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
zoomIllustration. Source: Pxhere under CC0 Creative Commons license Norway-based bulk ship operator Belships has agreed to acquire a 55,866 dwt bulk carrier from Prospero Marine, a company controlled by Greek shipowner Elias Kulukundis. The bulker Sephora, built in 2007 by Japan’s Kawasaki Heavy Industries, was purchased at a price of USD 12 million, of which half would be paid in cash.Belships explained that the remaining consideration would be settled through a proposed issue of 7,405,114 new shares to the seller of the vessel. The agreed share price in the transaction is NOK 7.00 per share.The transaction is Belships’ third acquisition in less than a month. The group is scheduled to take delivery of the Supramax Sephora in July 2019. With the latest addition, Belships’ fleet would consist of 19 Supramax/Ultramax bulk carriers, including a newbuilding being delivered from Imabari Shipbuilding, Japan in the first half of 2020.The company said it expects the cash payment to be fully financed within the financing package, revealed in mid-March 2019. Belships secured the USD 140 million loan, that replaced the group’s senior debt of USD 105 million, with an aim to add more Ultramaxes and Supramaxes to its fleet.The loan is available in two tranches, an initial one of USD 110 million that replaced Belships’ loan, while the second tranche of USD 30 million was made available for fleet expansion.
New Delhi: India is projected to grow at 7.5% in the next three years supported by robust investment and private consumption, the World Bank has said. The Bank in its Global Economic Prospects released Tuesday said that India is estimated to have grown 7.2% in fiscal year 2018-19, which ended March 31. A slowdown in government consumption was offset by solid investment, which benefitted from public infrastructure spending. As against a growth rate of 6.6% in 2018, China’s growth rate in 2019 is projected to be dropped to 6.2% and then subsequently to 6.1% in 2020 and 6% in 2021, the bank said. Also Read – Dussehra with a ‘green’ twist With this India will continue to retain the position of being the fastest growing emerging economy. And by 2021, its growth rate is projected to be 1.5% more than China’s 6%. According to the World Bank, growth in India is projected at 7.5% in Fiscal Year 2019-20 (April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020), unchanged from the previous forecast, and to stay at this pace through the next two fiscal years. “Private consumption and investment will benefit from strengthening credit growth amid more accommodative monetary policy, with inflation having fallen below the Reserve Bank of India’s target, it said. Also Read – India receives its first Rafale fighter jet from France Support from delays in planned fiscal consolidation at the central level should partially offset the effects of political uncertainty around elections in FY2018-19, it said. The World Bank said that India’s urban consumption was supported by a pickup in credit growth, whereas rural consumption was hindered by soft agricultural prices. On the production side, robust growth was broad-based, with a slight moderation in services and agricultural activity accompanied by an acceleration in the industrial sector. Weakening agricultural production reflected subdued harvest in major crops on the back of fewer rainfalls, it said. Services activity softened mainly due to slowing trade, hotel, transport, and communication activity. The industrial sector benefited from strong manufacturing and construction with solid demand for capital goods. The slowing momentum in economic activity in late 2018 carried into the first quarter of 2019, as suggested by softening services and manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Indexes, the report said. Observing that the new Goods and Services Tax regime is still in the process of being fully established, creating some uncertainty about the projections of government revenues, the report said fiscal deficits continue to exceed official targets in some countries — India, Pakistan. Pakistan’s growth, on the other hand, is expected to slow further to 2.7% in FY2019-20, which begins July 16, as domestic demand remains depressed and as current account and fiscal deficits diminish only gradually. (With inputs from DNA)
In celebration of Mother’s Day, hundreds of corporate and community leaders, celebrities, experts, and every day moms and dads gathered at the New York Times Center to kick off the Global Mom’s Relay with the fourth annual Moms +SocialGood event on May 5, 2016.This yearly, one-of-a-kind event celebrates the power of moms and families, as well as the role of social media in improving the quality of life for children across the globe.The theme for this year’s Moms +SocialGood event – “What do you wish were true for every child, everywhere” – brought to light some challenges faced by children and families with unmet needs, and the uniting desires to see children succeed and mothers be empowered.”Panels featuring experts and influential speakers such as Ambassador Samantha Power, Christy Turlington Burns, Amanda Peet, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, David Muir, Nigel Barker, Juju Chang, Thon Chol, Mari Malek, Lynda Lopez, Alaa Murabit, Dr. Richard Besser, and many more provided insight and guidance on how everyone can turn small actions into successful solutions for creating a better world and a brighter future.The Global Mom Relay, which takes place from May 4 – June 17 2016, is a charitable social media movement that raises funds for the improvement of children’s health and wellbeing through such non-profit organizations as Nothing But Nets, Shot@ Life, Girl Up, Peace Corps Let Girls Learn Fund, and U.S. Fund for UNICEF. The movement is driven by the publication of personal stories from community leaders, influencers and every day moms and dads.This movement allows women of all abilities to act as leaders within their communities. “When [women] feel there is a role to play and an opportunity to engage, there are no limitations,” said Christy Turlington Burns, founder of Every Mother Counts.All women are encouraged to participate through social media sharing and buzz generation using the hashtag #GlobalMomsRelay and #JNJ. Sharing and engagements directly result in charitable donations, giving everyone the opportunity to change lives and support families lives one social media post at a time.
Media reports say at least five people in Port-au-Prince have died as a result of the storm, which was brief but sharp and brought heavy rains and high winds to the city, including the many camps for internally displaced persons (IDPs) who have been homeless since the quake.At least 1 million Haitians are still living in tent camps or makeshift housing, eight months after the earthquake struck the country, killing around 200,000 people.More than 40 teams comprising staff from the UN, aid agencies and the Haitian Government have fanned out across Port-au-Prince to assess the damage, and a separate aerial assessment is also being conducted.Blue helmets serving with the UN peacekeeping mission, known as MINUSTAH, are also deployed across the city and helping residents who have been trapped by the storm or otherwise need assistance.UN aid workers have started distributing emergency supplies, including food, blankets, tarpaulins and hygiene kits.Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon voiced sadness today at the loss of life and damage caused by the storm and offered his condolences to the families of the victims.“The Secretary-General welcomes the generosity of donors who have responded to this and other crises this year, including the devastating floods in Pakistan,” according to a statement issued by his spokesperson.He stressed the need for donors to continue to support post-quake relief and recovery efforts across Haiti, with an estimated $450 million in additional funding still required. 25 September 2010United Nations aid workers are rushing to provide assistance in Haiti after a sudden rainstorm yesterday swept the capital, Port-au-Prince, whose residents are still trying to recover from January’s catastrophic earthquake.
Three suspects have been arrested for attempting to rob a bank in Milton, and for robbing a bank in Guelph–all in the same day. On August 3, two men entered the Royal Bank at 55 Ontario St. in Milton with their faces concealed and attempted to rob it. The men took off on foot and entered a waiting vehicle in a near area.Later that day, the same suspects conducted another bank robbery in Guelph.“Three suspects were arrested shortly after,” according to Guelph police. It is still unclear where the arrests took place.No names have been released as the investigation is ongoing.Anyone with information into the investigation of both these crimes is asked to contact Halton police.
SRIHARIKOTA, India — India has called off the launch of a moon mission to explore the lunar south pole.The Chandrayaan-2 mission was aborted less than an hour before takeoff on Monday. Indian Space Research Organization spokesman B.R. Guruprasad says a “technical snag” was observed in the 640-ton launch-vehicle system.The agency says a new launch date would be announced.Chandrayaan, the word for “moon craft” in Sanskrit, is designed for a soft landing on the far side of the moon and to send a rover to explore water deposits confirmed by a previous Indian space mission.India’s nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi is eager to show off the country’s security and technology prowess. If India did manage the soft landing, it would be only the fourth to do so after the U.S., Russia and China.The Associated Press
In an effort to turn around some of the hostile coverage and highlight good practices by sections of London’s press, Mayor Ken Livingstone recently launched the first London Local Press Awards, with the support of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), to spotlight good practice in reporting on refugee issues that helps foster a more positive context contributing to the safety of asylum-seekers and refugees, and good community relations. The decision to launch the Awards with support from UNHCR, the Metropolitan Police Authority and the National Union of Journalists grew out of a study commissioned by the Mayor that examined media images of asylum-seekers and refugees, which noted that unbalanced and inaccurate coverage in the national press is likely to cause fear and tension within communities across London. “This event is about ensuring that the stories of the refugees and asylum-seekers living amongst us, and the reality of their plight, get the recognition they deserve,” said Bemma Donkoh, UNHCR’s representative in the United Kingdom. “It is also about encouraging objective and constructive reporting and discussion on how our society deals with the issues surrounding the complex migration movements of our present age,” she added. In her speech at the awards ceremony, held on 21 July, Ms. Donkoh said that when the media give refugees and asylum-seekers a chance to tell their own stories, “you permit powerful images about the value of asylum to reach the wider public.” She said UNHCR hopes other communities across the United Kingdom and governments elsewhere in Europe would emulate London’s example and do more to ensure that refugees are integrated.
The International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (to be known as CICIG, its Spanish acronym) will have an initial mandate of two years, pending approval by the country’s Congress. It will be able to conduct its own investigations and also help local institutions, particularly the Office of the Public Prosecutor.One of its tasks is to recommend public policies and any legal or institutional measures for eradicating the illegal armed groups and preventing their re-emergence.While CICIG will be an independent, non-UN body, its commissioner will be appointed by the Secretary-General and report periodically to him.Under-Secretary-General Ibrahim Gambari and Guatemalan Vice-President Eduardo Stein signed an agreement in New York today to create CICIG, whose costs are expected to be borne by voluntary contributions from the international community.Mr. Gambari said the UN is trying to help Guatemala as it moves to “solidify democracy and the rule of law by exposing and dismantling criminal groups that grew out of the armed conflict,” which ended in 1996 through UN-brokered peace agreements.Concern has been mounting in recent years that illegal security groups and clandestine security organizations have continued to operate with impunity, conducting criminal activities and violating human rights.The agreement details how such behaviour weakens “the ability of the State to fulfil its obligation to guarantee the protection of the life and physical integrity of its citizens and provide full access to justice, with the resulting loss of confidence of citizens in the democratic institutions of the country.”
It has been reported that Theo Theophanous MP, after having charges dismissed on the rape case against him and not being committed for trial, will launch a parliamentary action that could result in the lawyer who prosecuted him being jailed. Mr Theophanous will invoke the full powers of, traditional and rarely used, parliamentary privileges against prosecutor Michelle Williams, SC. It was reported in The Sunday Age that Mr Theophanous has written to Legislative Council president Bob Smith asking him to forestall the other business of the House on Tuesday to give precedence to his motion alleging Ms Williams breached privilege when she used a parliamentary speech by Mr Theophanous from 2006, against him during his recent committal hearing.If he succeeds in securing vote to motion to refer the matter to the privileges committee it will be the first time in 40 years that a question of privilege has been addressed by any forum of the upper house. The committee has the power to reprimand, fine and on theory at least, jail Ms Williams for up to 15 months if it finds she breached the constitution. Under Victoria State Constitution Act, MPs “shall hold, enjoy and exercise such and the like privileges, immunities and powers as at the 21st day of July 1855 were held, enjoyed and exercised by the House of Commons of Great Britain and Ireland.” As part of this, is the right that politicians enjoy of being able to speak freely without fear that what they may say will later be held against them in the courts. During the case Ms Williams read out a passage from one of Mr Theophanous’ parliamentary speeches in which he said that rape victims should be protected from questioning in court about their sexual history. In his speech he said that the court could be “re-traumatising through the very process.” Ms Williams accused Mr Theophanous’ lawyer, Robert Richter QC, through his questioning of a witness of, “flouting the intention of this legislation that was moved by his client.”It has been reported in The Sunday Age that the Clerk of the Senate Harry Evans believed that this was a breach of privilege. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Dot Switch : le futur du contrôle domotique bientôt présenté par SonySony dévoile dans un clip vidéo Dot Switch, un système qui transformerai votre smartphone de la marque japonaise en point de contrôle de votre équipement high-tech à la maison. La vidéo publiée par Sony, même si elle reste une publicité, donne bien le ton sur ce que pourrait être Dot Switch. Le groupe japonais, souvent dispersé dans ses gammes de produits, offre ici une première solution d’unification de son catalogue, rapporte Engadget.À lire aussiNomophobie : traitement, symptômes, qu’est-ce que c’est ?Dot Switch se présente comme une technologie, ici intégrée dans un Xperia, les smartphones de la marque, et permet pour l’utilisateur qui est mis en scène, de mettre en marche tous les produits de son intérieur, que ce soit la télévision, le système musical ou même un projecteur de confettis, qui est bien évidemment indispensable dans le salon de tous les technophiles qui se respectent.L’intêret du clip est aussi de donner une date pour la présentation complète de cette technologie, et pourquoi pas de ce standard si Sony souhaite le licencier à tous les constructeurs. On en apprendra donc plus en février prochain puisque la vidéo ne donne aucun détail technique. Mais cette proposition de contrôle domotique fait entrevoir les prochains usages high-tech au sein de nos intérieurs. Les smartphones sont-ils destinés à être les clés de tous nos usages futurs ? Dot Switch répond par l’affirmative.Découvrez le Dot Switch en vidéo sur Maxisciences.Le 17 janvier 2012 à 17:23 • Maxime Lambert
WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Google+ Is WWE Losing Its Audience? Wrestleview.com’s Victoria Tedesco spoke with Paul “Triple H” Levesque (above) during last night’s Post-NXT TakeOver: Toronto conference call with the media.Triple H talked about the condition of Adam Cole and Johnny Gargano following their brutal 2-out-of-3 Falls NXT Championship match. He also addresses Johnny Gargano’s injury that kept him off the road and if he is fine coming out of the match.Other highlights include:— Triple H was asked about Matt Riddle calling out people like Goldberg, Lance Storm, and Chris Jericho on social media recently. Triple H said it’s social media, Riddle is outspoken, and is a big boy.— Someone asked about another all-women’s PPV. Triple H said they could do that, but it’s better if the men and women all perform on equal ground.— Triple H was asked about Vince McMahon saying WWE was past blood and guts, yet there was weapons and brutality in the 2-out-of-3 falls match including some blood on Adam Cole’s back. Triple H argued with the caller by saying there was no intentional blood and you cannot count a scratch from a table as “blood and guts”. There was nothing out of the norm that isn’t done on normal WWE television. Triple H said people are just digging deep and coming up with conspiracy theories.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipIs WWE Losing Its Audience?Video Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:29/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:27 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Vince McMahon Sends Supportive Message To Roman Reigns Triple H Now Playing Up Next Triple H Returning To The US Following Injury At Crown Jewel Facebook Videos Articles Mike Tedesco RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Videos Articles WALTER and Kassius Ohno set to compete at EVOLVE 135 and 136 Live Events Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Twitter WWE Rescheduling San Jose NXT 9/13 NXT Live Results: Cocoa, FL (Dain vs. Kushida, NXT North American Title Match) Now Playing Up Next Triple H Talks Neville On NXT Conference Call NXT Highlights: Johnny Gargano addresses NXT future, Baszler vs. Ripley, Pete Dunne in action Pinterest Vince Mcmahon
One of Real Madrid defenders Alvaro Odriozola is confident his club will replace Cristiano Ronaldo as they plan for a new season.Ronaldo shockingly departed Los Blancos for Juventus earlier this month, after having a smashing record for the Spanish giants which stands at an incredible 450 goals in 438 appearances in all competitions.It appears Madrid is on the lookout for a new star to replace Ronaldo having been linked with a move for Paris Saint-Germain forward Edinson Cavani and Chelsea attacker Eden Hazard who is believed to be on the club’s list of targets.Odriozola who joined Real Madrid from Real Sociedad believes that Ronaldo will be replaced before this summer’s transfer window closes for business.Fiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“I start to look at the squad and remember that this team won the Champions League just two months ago,” Odriozola told reporters as quoted in Sports Mole.“For me this is the best club in the world and I’m certain we are going to replace Cristiano.”Madrid will continue their preparations for the new campaign with a pre-season clash against Juventus on Saturday night.
WILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Friday, June 15, 2018:Animal Control Officer transported rabbit with eye injury to Tufts Vet Hospital. (1:00pm)Lifeguards closed Town Beach at 2pm due to weather. Police secured gates. (2:05pm)A walk-in party reported a hit and run on Middlesex Avenue. (8:39pm)Police moved a couple of people off the basketball courts at Yentile Farm due to park hours. (10:01pm)Jason A. Trudelle (18, Wilmington) was issued a summons for Unlicensed Operation Of A Motor Vehicle and Person Under 21 Possessing Alcohol. (10:20pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information. An arrest does not constitute a conviction. Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip?Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for July 22: You Got In Trouble With The Law; 3-Car Crash On Middlesex Ave.In “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 21: Driver Issued Summons; Solicitors Going Door To Door Without Required PermitIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 15: Wilmington Man Arrested; Driver Issued Summonses; Teens Bullying At Plaza?In “Police Log”
More from MWC 2019 The Galaxy S10 5G is a slim phone with an expansive, vibrant 6.7-inch screen. Jessica Dolcourt/CNET Instagram camera modeThis new camera feature works with all Galaxy S10 phones, but it was preloaded on the Galaxy S10 5G demo phone, so I played around with it at Samsung’s booth. If you have an Instagram account, it’s pretty straightforward. You open the camera app and swipe to choose the Instagram mode.Then take your photo and swipe from left to right to rotate through the same filters that Instagram has. Finally you can build out a story or post the photo. Instagram’s wild success makes it a smart partner for Samsung to integrate into its native camera. I’d love to see more partnerships like that down the line.Instagram mode on the Galaxy S10 5G. Andrew Hoyle/CNET Originally published Feb. 25 at 6:07 a.m. PT and updated periodically. Jun 29 • Galaxy S10 5G, OnePlus 7 Pro LG V50 ThinQ 5G: Why you shouldn’t rush to buy a 5G phone Galaxy S10 5G camera, 5G demo at MWC 2019 See All • 0 reading • Galaxy S10 5G hands-on: Live demo with Samsung’s faster phone for May Mobile World Congress 2019 Now playing: Watch this: Jul 9 • Killer cameras and battery life might meet their match in the Note 10 Share your voice Post a comment Galaxy Fold vs. Huawei Mate X: Battle of the foldable phones Galaxy S10 Plus ongoing review Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 feels like practical magic Mobile World Congress 2019 5:18 May 13 • Galaxy S10E vs. iPhone XR: Every spec compared Tags That means you’ll be able to blur the background using a slider and have the striking effect of a portrait photo on a video. It’s using the 3D depth camera to create a depth map that can separate you from your background, and then manipulate the background in different ways, like blurring it.The effect is the most noticeable when you turn the blur effect all the way up, but you also put yourself in a riskier situation when you do. Live Focus Video was best able to maintain the balance between you and your background when the subject isn’t moving around as much and you’re not throwing too many things its way.David Cogen (TheUnlockr) gamely dances around Jaime Rivera (Pocketnow) to test the limits of portrait video. Jessica Dolcourt/CNET A few journalists tested the limits of the feature by having one move around within the frame, and approach the other. With the blur effect turned onto high, you could see where the edges of one person’s face blurred when they moved quickly. There were also some gaps in calculation between a human leg and a table leg. This isn’t going to be a feature you use for action shots, but it might be one that you’d use to film a sweet message for your boo.Samsung’s software is also anything but final. It’s possible that there will updates and improvements between today and the time the Galaxy S10 5G goes on sale. For now, it’s best to think of Live Focus Video as a beta feature with potential. 5G Samsung The Galaxy S10 5G, shot on the Galaxy S10 Plus at Samsung’s booth at MWC 2019. Jessica Dolcourt/CNET Samsung has revealed a few more details about the Galaxy S10 5G, its first 5G phone. Namely, that it’ll come to the US in May, with preorders starting “soon”. We found out a few months ago that it will sell first with Verizon.I had seen the most advanced member of the Galaxy S10 lineup about a week before Samsung’s big reveal, but the phone was turned off and I wasn’t allowed to so much as touch it. Then, at MWC 2019 in March, Samsung was finally ready to share — at least a working prototype. That means my first impressions here are subject to change, and so is Samsung’s software. In fact, I hope some of it will improve.Watch the 5G logo light up. Shot with the Galaxy S10’s quick GIF-making feature. Jessica Dolcourt/CNET First let’s recap some differences between the different S10 models: The Galaxy S10 5G has 5G support (of course) and is the largest Galaxy S10 phone of all, with a 6.7-inch screen.It’s got a total of four rear cameras, including a 3D depth-sensing lens. There’s also a camera on the front of the phone, and they both play a significant role here. The Galaxy S10 5G lacks expandable storage, unlike the other three Galaxy S10 phones.Here’s our Galaxy S10 Plus review, to see what kind of performance you can expect.I got to demo a live 5G network, play around shooting portrait video from both front and rear cameras, and see Instagram Mode on the camera.Read: Thanks to Samsung and Verizon, 5G is all up in your faceLive 5G demo5G demos are everywhere at MWC, but not all of them are live. Samsung showed off the Galaxy S10 5G’s speedy ways with both a canned demo on a 4G phone, and with a single live demo. In the latter, a 5G phone streamed a prerecorded baseball game (Giants vs. Dodgers) over Samsung’s 5G network at the show. A base station located at the back of the next hall over provided the 5G juice, through a transmitter resting on the floor.I could pinch-to-zoom in on the screen during the game to see a player close up, or tap predetermined areas of the screen to see what was going on in different parts of the field. But the best part was being able to swipe left or right to rotate the field of view, the way you would on a digital map. That way, I watched a player’s follow-through after a swing, and saw the pitcher’s stance from multiple angles.5G makes it possible to pinch and zoom in on a player, or rotate him around in real time. Jessica Dolcourt/CNET All these actions require a tremendous amount of effort to resolve on the fly, and that’s the demo’s significance. 5G speeds and low latency make it possible to process these taxing digital demands without buffering and freezing while the computation catches up.Read: We tested Verizon’s first 5G network in ChicagoPortrait mode videoA fun new feature comes to the Galaxy S10 5G, thanks to the 3D cameras on the front and back and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chip inside. Now when you open up the camera app, you’ll see a brand-new option for Live Focus Video from the front and rear cameras. 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What is next for oil prices after Opec? Iran plans to sign a new contract to develop its giant South Pars gas field with France’s Total and China’s CNPC on Monday, the first major Western energy investment since sanctions against Tehran were lifted, an Iranian oil ministry official told Reuters on Sunday.A spokesman for Total confirmed the company will sign the contract to produce gas for the Iranian market from 2021, adding that the 20-year deal will be the first Iranian Petroleum Contract (IPC) signed in Iran.Total holds a 50.1 interest in the South Pars project with state-owned China National Petroleum Corporation owning 30 percent and Iran’s Petropars 19.9 percent.The offshore field was first developed in the 1990s and Total was one of the biggest investors in Iran until the international sanctions were imposed in 2006 over suspicions that Tehran was trying to develop nuclear arms.Total has decided to return and develop Phase 11 of the South Pars project, which will cost up to $5 billion.”The international contract for development of Phase 11 of South Pars in the framework of IPC (Iranian Petroleum Contract) will be signed on Monday, July 3, at 14:30, at a ceremony in Tehran attended by Iranian oil minister Zanganeh and senior officials from France’s Total, China’s CNPCI and Iran’s Petropars,” the Iranian oil ministry official said.Total’s Chief Executive Patrick Pouyanne told Reuters last month that the group would make an initial $1 billion investment after the United States extended sanctions relief under the 2015 agreement.Iran, the third-largest producer in the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, hopes its new IPC contracts will attract foreign companies and boost oil and gas production after years of under-investment.The vast offshore gas field is shared between Iran and Qatar, where Total is also a major player in gas production as well as in oil and refining. Tehran calls the giant field South Pars while Doha calls it the North Field. Close IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPlayMute0:00/0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE0:00?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window.The media could not be loaded, either because the server or network failed or because the format is not supported.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading …
The Islands of The Bahamas have long been synonymous with destination weddings and dream honeymoons, and with their new dedicated bridal and honeymoon registry they are further cementing this relationship. This new, complimentary Bahamas Wedding and Honeymoon Gift Registry website (Bahamas.com/Registry) is the perfect tool to help those planning a destination wedding or honeymoon, and would prefer the gift of lifelong memories over traditional registry gifts many couples do not need today.The new Bahamas Wedding and Honeymoon Gift Registry offers bridal couples the opportunity to register for a free account where they will be able to create a honeymoon or destination wedding registry. The registry will include a ‘Wish List’ of the items and activities for their honeymoon, where guests, families and friends will purchase portions of their honeymoon as wedding gifts.“Wedding couples are able to list anything they want to do on their honeymoon – contributions to nights at their hotel or resort, sightseeing excursions that can be booked through the concierge, romantic dinners, spa treatments – with The Bahamas the list is endless of what there is to discover,” said Freda Malcolm, Bahamas Ministry of Tourism Director of Romance.
Three people were slightly injured and police arrested three people in connection with crowd trouble after Sunday’s football game between Apollon and Apoel in Limassol.Shortly after the start of the match a flare was hurled by the home fans in the direction of Apoel followers at the Tsirio stadium injuring two, aged 31 and 17.They were taken to Limassol general hospital, treated and discharged.After the end of the match, which Apollon won 2-1, home fans hurled stones injuring a police officer.He was also taken to hospital, treated and released.Police arrested two men, 27 and 20, for throwing stones and another man, 35, was detained for shouting abuse.You May LikeHeart Failure Treatment | Search AdsThe Early Signs Of Heart Failure. Search Acute Heart Failure TreatmentHeart Failure Treatment | Search AdsUndoSenior Living | Search AdsThe Cost of Senior Living in Rowland Heights Might Surprise YouSenior Living | Search AdsUndoClassmates.comLook For Any High School Yearbook, It’s FreeClassmates.comUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoThe Deniz boat incident showed clearly the intentions of the Turkish sideUndoby Taboolaby Taboola