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Oppo K1 launched: Key specs, features, India price and everything you need to know

first_imgThe Oppo K1 has been launched in India, marking the debut of a brand new series in the country. The Oppo K1 is the first phone in the K-series that looks to bring premium features to the affordable segment for the online market. To this end, the Oppo K1 is the most affordable phone to offer an in-display fingerprint sensor. Beyond that, the K1 also touts an immersive waterdrop display and a powerful Snapdragon 660 AIE chipset, among other things.The Oppo K1 will look to take on the likes of the Realme 2 Pro and Xiaomi Mi A2 in the sub-Rs 20,000 segment. The phone comes a few weeks after Oppo announced the R15 Pro in India for Rs 25,000. Based on the specs and features, the Oppo K1 looks like a more competitive smartphone compared to the Oppo A7 that was launched at Rs 16,990 with a Snapdragon 450 chipset. Take a look at some of the key specs and features that the K1 has to offer.Oppo K1 specificationsDisplay: The Oppo K1 sports a 6.4-inch FHD+ (1080×2340) Super AMOLED display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratioProcessor: It is powered by a 2.0GHz octa-core Snapdragon 660 AIE chipset with Adreno 512 GPURAM: The Oppo K1 comes with of RAMInternal storage: 64GB of internal storage, which is expandable up to 256GB via microSD cardRear camera: The Oppo K1 comes with a 16MP primary sensor with f/1.7 aperture and PDAF, and a 2MP secondary camera for depth sensingFront camera: The phone sports a 25MP selfie camera with f/2.0 apertureadvertisementBattery: The Oppo K1 houses a 3,600mAh batterySoftware: It ships with Android Oreo with ColorOS 5.2 on topOppo K1 features– The biggest USP of the Oppo K1 is its in-display fingerprint sensor. Oppo says the K1 comes with a light-sensitive fingerprint technology, which uses a screenshot solution to make unlocking the device faster and more accurate. This also makes the K1 the most affordable phone with an in-display fingerprint sensor. The phone also offers fast face unlock as well.– The Oppo K1 looks similar to the Oppo F9 Pro in that it gets an edge-to-edge display with a droplet notch. This notch offers the least intrusion to your viewing experience. The phone touts a tall 6.4-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display, promising vibrant colours and an immersive display. The K1 also gets a strong Gorilla Glass 5 protection on the top.– The K1 comes with an attractive 3D curved glass back panel to offer a comfortable in-hand feel. It comes in some striking colour options that includes Astral Blue, which is a gradient colour scheme that moves from blue to purple hues, and Piano Black in solid colour.– Oppo’s newest smartphone also comes with a powerful Snapdragon 660 chipset with Adreno 512 GPU, which promises to deliver a consistent and smooth performance, even while playing graphic intensive games like PUBG. The phone also comes with Oppo’s Hyper Boost technology that optimises gaming performance.– The Oppo K1 is big on selfie, much like most Oppo phones. The 25MP front camera promises to deliver crisp and detailed selfies and it also comes with a new AI beauty algorithm that analyses the face to offer the best shot. The 16MP rear camera also gets AI support with the ability to recongnise over 120 scenes.Oppo K1 price in India and availabilityThe Oppo K1 will be available for Rs 16,990 on Flipkart starting Tuesday, February 12 in two colour variants – Piano Black and Astral Blue. Oppo announced a new partnership with Flipkart as the company aims to expand its online reach after establishing a strong offline presence. As a first, Oppo is offering a 90 per cent buyback value of up to Rs 15,300 for a period of 8 months. Customers can also avail an additional bank discount of Rs 1,690 for up to 8 months.ALSO READ | Oppo K1 launched in India with an in-display fingerprint sensor: Price, specs, India launch detailsALSO READ | Find Z is next Oppo flagship smartphone, likely to come with Snapdragon 855ALSO READ | Oppo F11, F11 Pro and R17 Neo may launch in India soonlast_img read more

Sonakshi dismisses alleged fraud charges

first_imgMumbai: Actress Sonakshi Sinha on Friday tweeted her reaction to fraud allegations levelled against her by a Delhi-based event organiser, after an Uttar Pradesh police team visited her Mumbai residence to record her statement in the case. “An event organiser who couldn’t live up to his commitment obviously thinks he can make a fast buck by maligning my crystal clear image in the press. There is full cooperation with the authorities from my end for the investigation to be conducted. Would request the media not to fan these bizarre claims of an uscrupulous man,” the actress tweeted. Also Read – Hilarie Burton, Jeffery Dean Morgan tie the knot On Thursday, a team of officials from Uttar Pradesh Police visited Sonakshi’s residence, Ramayana, to record her statement. The complainant has alleged that Sonakshi failed to turn up for a performance she had been signed up for. Reportedly, she had received Rs 32 lakh as booking amount for the show. Sonakshi, however was not at home on Thursday when the group of officials from UP Police, with the assistance of policemen from Juhu police station, arrived at her residence. The police team will visit her again on Friday. Sonakshi was last seen in the multistarrer flop, “Kalank”, and will soon be seen in projects such as “Khandaani Shafakhana”, “Mission Mangal” and “Dabangg 3”.last_img read more

Im a little numb Killer of BC gas station attendant Grant De

first_imgBLIND BAY, B.C. — The mother of a British Columbia gas station attendant dragged to death under a vehicle more than a decade ago, says she is “numb” to learn her son’s killer has died.Corinne De Patie says she has received a copy of the death certificate for Darnell Pratt, the man who was just 16 when he tried to drive away from a suburban Vancouver gas station without paying in 2005.Pratt hit 24-year-old Grant De Patie, who was working alone and tired to stop the theft but was dragged for several kilometres under Pratt’s stolen car.Pratt pleaded guilty to manslaughter and was sentenced to nine years in prison, but that was reduced to seven years on appeal and he was paroled in 2010. De Patie’s death prompted what has become known in B.C. as Grant’s Law, which requires drivers to pay for gas before they pump it and also sets restrictions on employers whose staff work alone at night.Corinne De Patie says her family is still struggling 14 years after the loss of her son, and although Pratt’s death certificate doesn’t explain how he died, it amounts to some sort of closure.“I think I’m a little numb. Just kind of absorbing it all in, and looking at the death certificate and realizing that it’s the actual, issued government document, that it’s true,” she says.“It puts an end to it. This is the final chapter. It has an end.”De Patie says her son’s memory will live on because the BC Federation of Labour has plans to dedicate a plaque to him. It will detail Grant’s workplace death and his family’s campaign to protect other young workers facing the same risks. (News1130)The Canadian Presslast_img read more


first_imgAdvertisement Login/Register With: Known for his roles in such Canadian-filmed series as The CW’s “Nikita” and Global medical drama “Remedy”, Ontario-born actor Dillon Casey is revealing a secret he’s kept hidden for a long time: he was an addicted to opioids, and it nearly cost him his career.In an in-depth interview with the Toronto Star, Casey, 35, recalls how his addiction led him to be fired from a recurring role on “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” when he berated the episode’s director when he asked, “Are you stoned? Your eyes looked glazed.” LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisementcenter_img Dillon Casey (George Pimentel/WireImage) Twitter Facebooklast_img read more

Crude by rail exports rise to record level of more than 300000

first_imgCALGARY, A.B. – The National Energy Board says crude-by-rail exports from Canada rose to a record 327,229 barrels per day in October.That’s up more than 21 percent from 269,829 in September and represents the first time exports by rail have exceeded 300,000 barrels per day _ in October 2017, only 137,000 bpd left the country in railcars.Full export pipelines were blamed for a glut of oil in Western Canada that pressed down a the price for a key benchmark oilsands blend. Western Canadian Select was priced more than US$50 per barrel less that New York benchmark West Texas Intermediate in October.Those differentials have narrowed to around US$15 per barrel since the government of Alberta announced in early December it would impose crude oil production curtailments of 325,000 bpd starting Jan. 1.The province has also promised to buy as many as 80 locomotives and 7,000 rail tankers to help move oil to markets starting in late 2019.Oilsands giant Suncor Energy Inc. warned last week that the tighter differentials have made crude-by-rail shipping “uneconomic.” Analysts estimate it costs about US$20 per barrel to ship Canadian oil by rail to markets on the U.S. Gulf Coast, so differentials that are lower than that make the practise less attractive.last_img read more

Grandpass Mosque attacked

A Mosque (Masjid) in Grandpass came under an attack late this evening, the police said.Reports from the area said that some houses were also attacked and a tense situation had developed. Area residents said that a mob of over 100 people took part in the attack. Police spokesman SP Budhika Siriwardena said that the police has been deployed to investigate the incident. The Colombo National hospital said that 3 people including 2 policemen were admitted to hospital following the incident.Last month a group of monks had protested against the mosque at Swarna Chaitiya road and demanded that it be relocated. The religious leaders had then agreed to relocate the mosque within one month. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Benin UNICEF confirm child trafficking aboard ship in West Africa

Preliminary findings in the Government’s ongoing investigation have revealed that five of the 43 children aboard the Etireno said that some sort of financial transaction had taken place between their families and an intermediary, while another eight children were travelling with an unknown person, according to a joint statement issued by the UNICEF country office in Benin, the Government of Benin, and the non-governmental organization Terre des Hommes, which interviewed the children.”At the current stage of information collection, it can be confirmed that the issue of the Etireno ship indeed falls within the framework of sub-regional trafficking in minors and of a network of clandestine work, against which the Government of Benin, in cooperation with UNICEF and other partners, is waging a war without mercy,” the statement says.Of the 43 children on board the ship, 13 were from Benin, 8 from Togo, 17 from Mali, one from Senegal and one from Guinea.The Government of Benin is appealing to the international community for assistance in tackling the problem of child trafficking, which it calls “a product of poverty and under-development.” read more

Annan calls for international monitors or other outside mechanism in Middle East

“Such a mechanism could take the shape of international monitors of a ceasefire,” Mr. Annan said in a message to the UN International Meeting in Support of Middle East Peace, held in Nicosia.”Whatever form such a mechanism takes, I believe it essential to the process of restoring mutual confidence and making progress on both the political and security fronts,” he stressed in the statement that was delivered on his behalf by Karen Koning AbuZayd, Deputy Commissioner-General of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).Mr. Annan painted a grim picture of the current situation, noting that in the past two weeks, “dozens of Israelis have been killed in suicide bombs, and hundreds of Palestinians have been killed in Israeli military operations in the West Bank.” He warned that those events – combined with a sharp rise in attacks against Israel from Lebanon – underscored “the seriousness and potential dangers of the present escalation, not only for the Israelis and Palestinians, but also for the region and beyond.”At the same time, the Secretary-General said there were “rays of hope amidst the turmoil,” citing international efforts aimed at stemming the crisis, including actions by the Beirut Arab League Summit and the UN Security Council, which had laid down “all the ingredients” for political action in its recent resolutions on the conflict. “The vision and the political road map towards a lasting peace are available,” he said. “What needs to be urgently injected is the political will and the necessary impetus for concrete and concerted action.”Mr. Annan said progress would ultimately depend on the peoples – and leaders – of the region. “At this dramatic time, perhaps more than ever, both Prime Minister Sharon and Chairman Arafat should exercise their leadership with an enhanced sense of responsibility and moral authority,” he said. “They are duty-bound to bring their people back from the edge of the abyss.”Pointing to the extensive damage suffered by the Palestinian economy, the Secretary-General called for a “massive assistance programme” and pledged the UN’s support for this effort. He also noted that UNRWA has suffered “significant material and even human losses” and called on donors to “contribute generously” to the Agency’s budget. read more

Bangladesh UN urges immediate release of detained human rights defender

Adilur Rahman Khan, the director of Odhikar, a well-known human rights organization in the country, was arrested at his home in the capital, Dhaka, on 10 August by plainclothes officers reportedly acting without a warrant, according to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).“We are calling on the Government of Bangladesh to guarantee the physical and psychological integrity of Mr. Khan, whose arrest might be linked to his work as human rights defender,” OHCHR spokesperson Liz Throssell told reporters in Geneva.She said Mr. Khan is reported to have been arrested under section 54 of the Code of Criminal Procedure and section 57 of the Information and Communication Technology Act, accused of publishing false information about violence by Government forces during demonstrations in May by the Islamist movement, Hefazat-e-Islami. Odhikar reported that 61 people had died during these protests, challenging the Government’s version of events, noted Ms. Throssell.She said that the day after his arrest, Mr. Khan was denied bail and ordered to be held on remand for five days. “He was allegedly denied access to a lawyer before his court hearing,” she added. read more

Senior UN official appeals to donors to aid 53000 displaced by attacks

“A rapid funding of assistance is necessary to avoid a degradation of the situation, in a context of chronic drought and drying of Lake Chad, which impact on the peoples’ livelihoods,” said Stephen Tull, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Chad, who met this week with the displaced people in one of the 15 camps hosting them in the region.Mr. Tull described one of the most recent attacks as “a massive violation of human rights and of international humanitarian law.”The Lake Chad crisis struck in a general context of chronic vulnerability, affecting the livelihoods of local and displaced people – the majority of whom are fishermen, farmers, and pastoralists, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). To address the humanitarian needs of the people of the Lake Chad region, some $22.5 million has already been mobilized, which represents 38 per cent of the total amount required, according to OCHA. Since July 2015, most displaced people have received at least a one-month’s food ration. Latrines and boreholes are covering 45 per cent of water needs and 23 per cent of sanitation. Despite these efforts, the more than 53,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) who fled the Lake’s islands still need food, drinking water, shelter, health care, protection and education, OCHA reported.Mr. Tull called on donors to support the United Nations Humanitarian Air Service, a vital lifeline to strengthen operations capacities.“The situation in the Lake shows that it is essential to integrate humanitarian action and development, in support of the Government,” he said.He described the 5 December attacks which hit Koulfoua island, reportedly killing over 30 people and wounding at least 120 others, “as a massive violation of human rights and of international humanitarian law.”Lake Chad straddles the borders of Chad, Niger and Cameroon in West Africa, and has been a source of freshwater for irrigation projects in each of these countries. Since 1963, the lake has shrunk to nearly a 20th of its original size, due both to climatic changes and to high demands for agricultural water, according to the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). read more

Comcast and MIT to test live television over IP

first_imgExecutives at Comcast must be tired of hearing people talk about “cutting the cable” and ditching their cable television subscriptions for video on the Web. The company announced that in the coming months they’ll be working at MIT to test live television delivered over the Internet, meaning the cable television experience you’re used to getting, just over IP and not via coax or fiber.Comcast has made strides giving its customers new ways to catch their favorite shows and access on-demand content via the Web or their mobile device. Even so, they’ve seen stiff competition from Apple, Amazon, Netflix, and Hulu, who all offer massive catalogs of on-demand and streaming content available to customers at any time on multiple mobile and set-top devices.If Comcast’s new TV-over-IP technology becomes real, it could replace the need for set-top boxes in the traditional sense. Instead, live television would be available to any device that can connect to the Internet. It would also give Comcast the flexibility to update the appearance and amount of content being “broadcast” with minimal effort.Comcast will start the test at MIT, where users on campus with Internet access will be able to connect their computers or Internet-capable TVs to the network and watch television the way they would if they were connected to a cable box. Comcast says that the explosion of Internet-capable entertainment devices are part of the driving factor for a move like this – they want to be able to deliver TV to customers where they want it, and on the devices they want to use.The technology would also allow Comcast to deliver television service – subscription based, of course – to any customer anywhere with an Internet connection. That means Comcast would be one of the first cable providers to rise above the fundamental question consumers have to ask when signing up for television service: “Who services my area?”Read more at the Wall Street Journallast_img read more

OpenDyslexic font makes it easy to read anywhere

first_imgDyslexia is one of those things that is really difficult to fully grasp, unless you have it. The term applies to a fairly wide umbrella of possible issues, so there’s rarely any single solution for the variety of symptoms. The most common issue that is discussed is difficulty reading. For some it seems like words or letter are out of place or crooked, making it very difficult to read with any measurable speed or accuracy. By adulthood many are able to force a measure of success in reading, but I’ve never met anyone who didn’t admit to still struggling with words on a regular basis.With so much of our daily reading being on computers now, there are several fonts out there that claim to be “dyslexic friendly”. The most interesting of the ones I have found so far is OpenDyslexic.Abelardo Gonzalez is a database developer for Blue Cross Blue Shield. When trying to find a font that he could install on as many things as possible, he became discouraged by some of the fonts that existed. Many of the fonts were available on a per license basis for upwards of $70. The less expensive options seemed less functional, and none of them were truly complete and available everywhere. His search ended with the only logical conclusion, which was to just make one himself.Instead of charging for his font, Abelardo offers the font with the Creative Commons 3.0 license. Anyone can take his font and use it anywhere, and they do. Most recently OpenDyslexic was included in the latest release of Instapaper, which has caused a recent explosion of users downloading the font and using it everywhere.A sample of OpenDyslexicOpenDyslexic is the result of constant tweaking so that it works on as many devices as possible. It is incredibly difficult to make a font work exactly the same way on everything that displays text, but OpenDyslexic manages to be closer than most common fonts at looking the same across the major operating systems, right down to the kerning. Some of this comes from the help of the base font, which is Bitstream Vera Sans.You can find Chrome Extensions for the font, as well as download the font for Windows, MacOS, and Linux. You can even find OpenDyselxic on iOS, either with an app in the App Store or via Cydia if you are jailbroken. Unfortunately, Android and Windows Phone are not quite so well supported. Android’s Webkit has changed dramatically with every version of Android, making it very difficult to support for now. OpenDyslexic is in constant development though, so maybe that will be in future versions of the font. Abelardo noted during out interview that if Chrome for Android were to ever support the Chrome Web Store, support for OpenDyslexis would be immediate, since the Chrome Extension already exists.One completely unique aspect of OpenDyslexic is that you can italicize the font, something that other dyselxic font developers have claimed couldn’t be done. Because this is the most complete font of its kind, Abelardo is able to work with companies like Google to see the font added to the directory of Web Fonts as a standard.Ultimately, fonts like OpenDyslexic aren’t going to be an instant solution for every single person with dyslexia, but so far the response has been overwhelmingly positive. Even users with mild Dyselxia that have never had any serious issues with reading have noted a marked improvement in reading the font as it appears on Abelardo’s website.Open projects like this make it possible for development and implementation to happen on a wide scale, and with the increasingly positive response it is not hard to imagine a point in the near future where OpenDyslexic is a standard font used by a significant portion of those with dyslexia.Read more at Dyslexic Fontslast_img read more

The Hyperkin RetroN 5 will play games from 9 consoles

first_imgHyperkin might not be a name you recognize, but if you like classic games from long dead consoles the RetroN name may be familiar. Hyperkin have been producing RetroN consoles for a number of years now, with the major selling point being their ability to play cartridges from multiple systems.The last console Hyperkin released was the RetroN 3 back in 2010, which was capable of playing NES, SNES, and Genesis games. Now in 2013, Hyperkin has used the Midwest Gaming Classic event to announce the follow-up machine. We expected it to be called the RetroN 4, but instead we are getting the RetroN 5.The reason for the number jump is because Hyperkin managed to incorporate a 5th cartridge slot into the new console while at the same time removing the issue of region locking. That means the RetroN 5 will ship with the ability to play games from 9 machines, including:NESFamiconSNESSuper FamiconMegadriveGenesisGame BoyGame Boy ColorGame Boy AdvanceThe good news continues because the console will include support for all original controllers through the inclusion of 6 controller ports. You even have the option of using the controller from one system to play games on another, as well as wirelessly linking up 4 controllers.If you don’t have access to original controllers, the RetroN 5 has its own rechargeable wireless Bluetooth controller. It includes 2 shoulder buttons, 6 face buttons, and a micro switch directional pad in place of the standard D-pad. You can charge the controller using the USB port on the console.There’s also full support for save games and anyone worried about how your games will look on a HD TVwill be pleased to hear there’s 720p upscaling included through a HDMI port. You can even mess around with the aspect ratio if you so wish.The RetroN5 is expected to become available in July for the very reasonable price of $100. Some will complain it needs an SD card slot for games, but this is a console for anyone who has a library of original old games, but not the hardware with which to play them.last_img read more

Police were called 2738 times about domestic abuse over Christmas

first_img Image: Shutterstock/Razvan Iosif Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Image: Shutterstock/Razvan Iosif Feb 1st 2017, 8:22 AM STATISTICS RELEASED BY the PSNI have shown that a total of 2,656 calls for help in relation to domestic abuse incidents were made over the Christmas period, with 95 calls on Christmas Day.In Northern Ireland, police respond to an incident of domestic abuse every 18 minutes.Detective Chief Superintendent George Clarke said: “Although these figures are shocking, we know that a large number of incidents still go unreported to police.”The PSNI’s domestic abuse Christmas campaign launched in the middle of December, and these figures cover the period between 15 December and 16 January.There were 82 fewer incidents of domestic violence calls over the four weeks when compared to last year. While the PSNI received 139 calls on New Year’s Day, this was a decrease of 36 incidents for the same day in 2016.Between October 2015 and September 2016, however, a total of 28,811 domestic abuse incidents were reported to police, which is an increase of over 600 compared to the same period in the previous year.Clarke said: “Behind each one of the statistics is a victim who has had to endure abuse and those victims, both male and female, of all ages, may have suffered abuse many times before calling the police or contacting other agencies for assistance.It is important that anyone who is a victim of domestic abuse knows they should not have to endure this appalling type of behaviour and that there are people who can help them make it stop.“Anyone suffering from domestic abuse is encouraged to contact their local police on the non-emergency 101 or in an emergency always call 999.“A 24-hour Domestic and Sexual Violence Helpline is available to anyone who has concerns about domestic or sexual violence, now or in the past on 0808 802 1414.”Read: Campaigners say data collection on domestic violence in Ireland at ‘crisis point’Read: NWCI criticises €1m campaign against domestic violence, but minister says it’s backed by research Wednesday 1 Feb 2017, 8:22 AM 17 Comments Share Tweet Email Short URL Police were called 2,738 times about domestic abuse over Christmas The PSNI received 95 calls related to domestic abuse on Christmas Day. By Sean Murray 8,090 Views last_img read more

La Tanzanie renonce à la route transSerengeti

first_imgLa Tanzanie renonce à la route trans-Serengeti À la grande satisfaction des défenseurs de l’environnement, le gouvernement tanzanien a abandonné son projet de tracer une voie express traversant le parc du Serengeti, route qui risquait de compromettre tout l’écosystème du parc national et son attrait pour les touristes.Sensible aux avertissements des scientifiques et des écologistes, le ministère des Ressources naturelles et du tourisme tanzanien, dans une lettre envoyée au Centre du patrimoine mondial à Paris, a confirmé l’abandon du projet de construction d’une grande route goudronnée à travers le Parc national du Serengeti pour relier le lac Victoria aux ports côtiers, se contentant de l’actuelle piste caillouteuse de 50 kilomètres dédiée au tourisme et à l’administration.À lire aussiLa migration de millions de crabes rouges filmée sur l’île de ChristmasDes études avaient montré l’impact potentiel du tracé d’une nouvelle route sur la grande faune du parc, notamment sur les migrations de zèbres et de gnous, ces derniers risquant de passer d’un effectif de 1,3 million à 300.000 individus. Avec, à la clé, une incidence sur les populations de prédateurs – lions et guépards – qui participent à l’attrait touristique du parc national, grand pourvoyeur de devises, un argument auquel le gouvernement a sans doute été sensible.Le mouvement nord-sud annuel d’environ 1,5 million d’ongulés sauvages pourra donc se perpétuer, sans la gêne occasionnée par des clôtures bordant une route, et sans collisions avec des véhicules rapides, qui auraient en outre risqué d’introduire accidentellement au Serengeti, site du patrimoine mondial, des espèces végétales invasives.Le 2 juillet 2011 à 12:27 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Robertson delighted with hardfought victory

first_imgLiverpool defender Andy Robertson has praised the team’s battling qualities after their 1-0 win at Huddersfield kept their level on points with league leaders Manchester City.The home side gave as good as they got against Klopp’s team, who extended their unbeaten top-flight start to nine games courtesy of Mohamed Salah’s first-half goal.“Yes of course, there’s a bit of relief. It was a tough game against a very good side,” Robertson said, according to Herald. “It’s important you come to these places and you win the game.”“Luckily we managed to get our noses in front and we’ve seen it out from there. We can play a lot better, but they made it hard. It’s a very good three points for us.”norwich city, manchester city, premier leagueReport: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…“We weren’t surprised by Huddersfield at all,” Robertson said. “We did our analysis and in our meetings, the analysis team and our manager were saying they were a better team than the points suggest and I think they proved that.”“They played very well and they’re probably a wee bit unfortunate to be where they are in the table. I think they will have a positive season.””They just need to get up and running and hopefully, they will do that, but for us it was about getting the three points.”“We weren’t at our best, but like I said these are the games you have to win if you want to challenge and we’ll play a lot better.”last_img read more

Holiday concerts trumpet songs of the season

first_imgIt might be cold outside, but music is a surefire way to warm up and spread some cheer.Fortunately, there’s a variety of concerts in the Vancouver area that can elevate your holiday spirits. The range of music stretches from medieval pieces to brand new works and jazz. Many of the concerts offer sing-along opportunities. So don’t forget to warm up your vocal chords.Here are some of the concerts:Pacific Arts EnsembleThe Pacific Arts Ensemble will give two Christmas concerts, under the direction of Tony Bump. The choir will present traditional pieces and original music at Vancouver Heights United Methodist Church. Both performances are fee, but donations will be accepted.What: Pacific Arts Ensemble.Where: Vancouver Heights United Methodist Church, 5701 MacArthur Blvd., Vancouver.When: 7 p.m. today and 2 p.m. Saturday.Cost: No admission charge; donations accepted.Information: 360-213-5174 or www.pacificstageworks.comChristmas with Jim Fischer & FriendsThis annual concert benefits the Friends of the Carpenter nonprofit in Vancouver, a ministry aiding the homeless.Guests include the Northwest Harmony Chorus, directed by Nancy Kurth at the 3 p.m. show, and Kings Way Christian School Choir, directed by Randy Frasier at both shows. Vocalists are Kyra Smith, Trevor Smith and Tobaj. Musicians are Keith Collins on bass, Everett Carlson on drums, Ed Bisquera on keyboards, Dave Raynor on guitar and Catarina New on saxophone. David Michael Lee joins Jim Fischer for four-handed piano.What: A Christmas concert featuring Vancouver pianist and vocalist Jim Fischer, with choruses, vocalists, soloists and ensemble musicians.Where: First Presbyterian Church, 4300 Main St., Vancouver.When: 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday.Cost: Tickets are $ 20.Singing Christmas TreeThe 41st Annual Singing Christmas Tree presents “A Joyful Night,” with a 60-voice choir under the direction of Randy Frasier, plus solos by pianist Jim Fischer and vocalists Timothy Greenidge and Ashley Waldbauer. The concert will also offer a sing-along with some favorite carols including orchestral instruments, a hand bell choir under the direction of Mark E. Kelly, a preschool choir under the direction of Babette Terry, a children’s choir under the direction of Darrel Hossler, the Tree Carolers under the direction of Terry Mendenhall, and hand mimes under the direction of Pastor Julie Murphy. Dramatic pageantry directed by Pastor Jan van Amerongen will consist of shepherds, angels, wisemen, Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus.last_img read more

Soldotna Is Hosting Their Annual Electronics Recycling Day Saturday

first_imgThere is a suggested donation of $15 for monitors and tvs, but all items will be accepted regardless of your ability to pay. Items that are not accepted are VHS tapes, cds, exit signs, and smoke detectors. Regroup has collaborated with the City of Soldotna, Total Reclaim outside of Anchorage, Cook Inlet Keeper from Homer, and the Kenai Peninsula Borough to sponsor this event. From 10am-3pm at the Central Peninsula landfill you can drop off your unused computers, tvs, cell phones, and other electronics to be recycled. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The City of Soldotna is sponsoring an electronic recycling event Saturday, May 4. Shannon Davis, Executive Director of the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce: “It’s a great time to get rid of all of those old computers and things along those lines that are sitting around the house and shouldn’t be thrown into the landfill.” last_img read more

RGV announces to contest AP election against Pawan Kalyan Its advance April

first_imgNee bondha raaa l***r nomination already over, iena boothu, gost films thisukoni nee bathuki Rajakiyam anteyRam Gopal Varma responded to his trolls immediately and said that although time for filing nomination is over, he has special permission. The director assured to reveal the details of his nomination soon. He tweeted, “Inspite of nominations stopping I got special permission from the very top to contest against @PawanKalyan Await DETAILS.”However, some of fans are happy and thrilled over the news. A fan named Arun Vishwanathan (@arunv2808) tweeted, “Those who are scared to confess their love to their crush, thinking that she’ll reject you, just take this guy as an example. We thought you only had the courage to make movies no one watched, but this as well? Bravo.”Hours later, Ram Gopal Varma confirmed on Twitter that he is not contesting against Pawan Kalyan, but his announcement on the same was an advance April fool joke. The director tweeted, “This is just an advance April Fool Joke ..I hope no one was stupid enough to believe it “Glass marchandi water anukoni vodka thagesthunnadu— vote for glass⏺ (@sreekanth2424) March 28, 2019 Complete Ur remaining vodka bottle and sleep. Satyajith Ankareddy‏ @satyajithpinku Peg padinatu undhi……..nominations close ayayi ra babu….mingey nuvu Pinky‏ @Duchess_Of_Swag Ram Gopal VarmaRam Gopal Varma aka RGV finally confirmed that he is not contesting against Jana Sena Party chief Pawan Kalyan from Bhimavaram in Assembly elections, but his announcement was an advance April fool joke.Ram Gopal Varma announced that he would  is set to release his next movie Lakshmi’s NTR in the cinema halls on March 29 and is currently busy with its promotion. The controversial filmmaker surprised everyone when he tweeted on Thursday morning, “‏I am contesting against @PawanKalyan in Bhimavaram.. Await DETAILS.”In reply, many of his followers countered Ram Gopal Varma saying that the date of filing nomination is over and he must be drinking Vodka (which he is known for) while making the post on Twitter. They mocked him by asking him to finish the remaining vodka and go to bed. Some even opined that it must be a publicity stunt for his upcoming movie Lakshmi’s NTR, a controversial biopic of NT Rama Rao.ROHIT RS‏ @rohitsandeep123 Ongole Gittha‏ @OGitthacenter_img Nominations close sir Dhanu‏ @Dhanu260891 Hanu Bavirisetti‏ @hanu_raob Oray nayana RGV.. nee Lakshmi’s NTR choosthamlera vesi maree promotions kosam mammalni gelakala.. Nominations already close ani andariki telusu..ippudu nuvvila mayladithe K.A.Paul kante biggest comedian vi avuthav.. Nice to know atleast you having vodkalast_img read more

All the way from Silk route

first_imgInaugurated on Wednesday the event was preceded by a ‘Designers’ Meet’ aimed at sharing various diversified products developed by the research institutes of Central Silk Board with the designers and to showcase their value.It is perceived that these designers can now promote the products in national and international market which in turn can provide better value addition to the stake holders. The participating designers were provided all necessary information which can be adopted with an assurance of necessary facilitation by Central Silk Board and Silk Mark Organisation. Various eminent and upcoming designers including Satya Paul, Abraham and Thakore, Neeta Lulla, Vaishali, Ankita Singh, amongst many others participated in the Meet. ‘Indian silk is primarily consumed in the countries of European Economic Unions, United States of America, Middle East and Japan. The Indian silk has created a niche market worldwide and is extremely famous for its beauty and elegance,’ said K. Sukumar Menon, CEO, Silk Mark Organisation. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The Indian silk world over is known for its drape fall finish and luster and has created a niche in international markets. The Indian silk clusters are unique in terms of its skill employment, craftsmanship, intricate designs, weaving techniques, technologies deployed and process adopted. In order to develop a range of new products Central Silk Board has taken up various initiatives through its research institutes in collaboration with other research institutes like NIFT, Army Institute of Fashion and Design, and others. The eri silk which is used primarily in Assam by the tribals to produce chadders and mekhla has now been converted into high end mens wear like eri knitted garments, denims, blends. Similarly Muga silk which is primarily produced in Assam only for local consumption  has now been converted into a range of existing products like bridal wear and dress materials. The tasar silk which is mainly produced in Central India has now been converted into high end men’s wear and products with rich designs for women. The launch of designer silk collection is to encourage the designers and new entrepreneurs to take up this new commercial venture for the benefit of primary producers.last_img read more