HMD Global launches affordable Nokia 2.1, Nokia 3.1 and Nokia 5.1 with updated design and hardware

first_imgAt an event in Moscow on Tuesday, HMD Global made a few announcements regarding its Nokia product lineup. The company began by talking about the importance of Russia as a market for Nokia, and soon announced some refreshed versions of last year’s affordable Nokia smartphones to expand its product portfolio further this year. The company has launched updated versions of the Nokia 2, Nokia 3 and Nokia 5, simply called Nokia 2.1, Nokia 3.1 and Nokia 5.1, respectively. Notably, the former is an Android Go handset while the latter two are Android One phones with updated design language and hardware.Update: HMD Global has listed the three new Nokia phones on Nokia’s India page and also briefly listed their prices as well before taking it down. As per the listing, the Nokia 2.1 will be priced at Rs 6,999, while the Nokia 3.1 will start at Rs 9,498 and the Nokia 5.1 will cost Rs 12,499. These prices are similar to last year’s models, but we can only know for sure once the phones come to India.The Nokia 2 (2018) or Nokia 2.1 comes with a 5.5-inch HD screen with a 16:9 aspect ratio and offers dual front-firing speakers. The company brings a similar dual tone design like the Nokia 6 (2018) and Nokia 7 Plus. This means the plastic body will be highlighted with accents that will come in either Copper or Silver. HMD announced three colour variants – Blue Copper, Blue Silver and Grey Silver. It is powered by a Snapdragon 425 chipset and is optimised to consume 10 per cent less power than its predecessor. This is paired with 1GB of RAM and will be offered with 8GB of internal storage, expandable up 128GB via microSD card.advertisementThe new Nokia 2 carries forward the 2-day battery life promise of its predecessor as it houses a massive 4,000mAh battery. It sports an 8MP rear camera with auto-focus and a 5MP selfie snapper. Like the Nokia 1 that was launched earlier this year, the new Nokia 2 runs Android Oreo (Go edition), which is a version of Android Oreo that is designed and optimised for entry-level handsets that run 1GB of RAM or lower. The phone will be available in July at $115 (approx Rs 7,800) Nokia 3.1The Nokia 3 (2018) or Nokia 3.1 is a refreshed version of last year’s Nokia 3 which brings a compact form factor along with an updated design language. It brings the dual anodized diamond cut design that has been seen on high-end Nokia phones. It bears a 5.2-inch HD screen with an 18:9 display and is powered by a MediaTek 6750N chipset, delivering 50 per cent more power than before. This will be offered in a choice of 2GB and 3GB of RAM along with 16GB of internal storage, which is expandable up to 128GB.As for the cameras, the Nokia 3.1 sports a 13MP rear sensor with LED flash and a feature called automatic scene detection. Up front, you get an 8MP selfie shooter with a wide-angle lens. The phone houses a 2,990mAh battery and supports a microUSB port. The Nokia 3.1 will be available in three colour variant. Blue Copper, Black Chrome and White Iron and has already started shipping priced at 139 Euros (approx Rs 10,800). Nokia 2.1Moving over to the Nokia 5 (2018) or Nokia 5.1, which builds upon last year’s Nokia 5. The phone is crafted out a single block of Series 6000 aluminium with rounded corners around the back for a comfortable in-hand feel. It sports a 5.5-inch FHD+ display with an 18:9 display and 443 ppi pixel density. HMD says the new Nokia 5 offers 40 per cent smoother performance with a 2.0GHz octa-core MediaTek 6755S chipset which is paired with either 2GB or 3GB of RAM and 16GB or 32GB of internal storage, respectively with microSD card support.The new Nokia 5 sports a 16MP rear camera with phase detection auto-focus and a 8MP front camera with a wide-angle lens. It will be offered in three colours – Copper, Blue and Black. Like the Nokia 2.1, the Nokia 5.1 will be available in July at 189 Euros (approx Rs 14,800). Both the Nokia 3.1 and Nokia 5.1 phones are part of the Android One program which means pure, stock Android Oreo with timely Android security updates and a guarantee of Android P and Q in the future.last_img read more

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Samsung Galaxy On6 launched in India: Top specs, features and everything you must know

first_imgSoon after launching the Galaxy J6, Galaxy J8, Galaxy A6 and Galaxy A6+ phones, Samsung has launched another budget phone, the Galaxy On6, in India for Rs 14,490. The Galaxy On6 has been seemingly designed to take on other budget and mid-tier offerings from companies like Xiaomi, Honor and Asus, on the back of a couple features never seen before in Samsung’s affordable line-up. This includes Samsung’s proprietary Infinity display and latest Android Oreo software. The phone also comes with a Chat-over-Video feature, that Samsung says, has been designed in India for India.”At Samsung, our constant endeavour is to bring meaningful innovation in our products and services that can truly add value to the lives of consumers. Sporting Samsung’s signature Infinity display, the Galaxy On6 is a stunning device with state-of-the-art hardware and software features. Packed with brand new ‘Make for India’ innovations such as ‘Chat-Over-Video’, My Galaxy Video and Samsung Pay Mini, Galaxy On6 is a perfect companion for multi-taskers,” Sandeep Singh Arora, vice president, Online Business, Samsung India said.Here’s a closer look at everything that the Samsung Galaxy On6 brings to the table:Specifications:Processor: The Galaxy On6 is powered by a 1.6GHz octa-core Exynos 7870 processor.RAM: 4GBInternal storage: 64GBScreen: The Galaxy On6 comes with a 5.6-inch 720p+ display with Samsung’s hallmark Super AMOLED Infinity screen.Rear camera: The Galaxy On6 ships with a 13-megapixel camera on the rear with f/1.9 aperture and LED flash.Front camera: The Galaxy On6 has an 8-megapixel camera on the front (with f/1.9 aperture) with LED flash.advertisementSoftware: It runs Android 8.0 Oreo-based Experience UI 9.0.Battery: The Galaxy On6 is backed by a 3,000mAh battery and charges via standard micro-USB.Special features:– The Galaxy On6 borrows one of the biggest highlights of Samsung’s top-of-the-line Galaxy S and Note devices. The phone comes equipped with an Infinity screen, which means that much like Samsung’s Galaxy S9, it comes with an edge-to-edge bezel-less display. The front, in the case of the Galaxy On6, is clean and without any physical buttons.– The Galaxy On6 is a budget Samsung phone boasting of a plastic body and edge-to-edge Infinity display. It has a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and on-screen keys for navigation.– The Galaxy On6 is now the second most affordable Samsung phone — after the Galaxy J6 — to come with an Infinity display.– The Galaxy On6 also brings Samsung’s facial recognition the masses.– Samsung’s Galaxy J phones have been harbingers of many made in India features that the company churns out at its R&D centers in the country. In line with the same, the Galaxy On6 comes with a feature called as Chat-over-Video that lets you chat — WhatsApp, SMS — over a video or a game. This means you don’t need to shut down a video to access and respond to your WhatsApp messages.– The Galaxy On6 also comes with Samsung Pay Mini and Samsung Mall, along with the Bixby virtual assistant.– The front camera includes features like selfie focus — software assisted portrait mode — and beauty mode. The rear camera, meanwhile, supports features like live stickers.Price and availabilityThe Galaxy On6 has been launched in India at a price of Rs 14,490 and it will be available for buying from Flipkart and Samsung Online Shop from July 5. It will be available for buying in two colours: black and blue.ALSO READ: Samsung Galaxy On6 with Infinity display launched in India for Rs 14,490Buyers can get Flipkart’s complete mobile protection plan for only Rs 49, as well as no cost EMI starting at Rs 1,610 from leading bank debit/credit cards, on buying the Galaxy On6, Samsung has announced. Jio users can further get instant cash back of Rs 2,750 in their MyJio account on recharging with Rs 198 or Rs 299 plan. They would also get a Double Data benefit on the first 4 recharges of Rs 198 plan or above, Samsung added.last_img read more

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Sports Illustrated Names College Football’s Greatest Stadium

first_img With a capacity of over 90,000 and situated in beautiful Los Angeles, the Rose Bowl can offer an unparalleled view of the sky. The vintage grandstand seats are also quite famous.It became the home of UCLA Bruins in 1982 but has also been the home of numerous professional sports teams over the years.Few venues can match the beauty and history of the Rose Bowl. a wide shot of the rose bowl gamePASADENA, CA – JANUARY 01: in the 2018 College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2018 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)Many college football stadiums are on par with their professional counterparts as the best stadiums in sports. But there are certain stadiums that stand out from the crowd and get special recognition.This week, Sports Illustrated released a list of the 10 best college stadiums in college football history. The list included some of the usual suspects such as Ohio Stadium, Tiger Stadium, and Notre Dame Stadium among others.But it was one stadium that earned top billing as the greatest stadium in college football, and that was the Rose Bowl.The history and beauty surrounding the Rose Bowl is the reason why this stadium tops the list… The one-tier grandstand surrounds the entire field and there is simply not a bad seat in the house… There is no more aesthetically pleasing place to watch a game, and it certainly sits atop the list of stadiums a college football fan must visit in their lifetime.The legendary venue has served as the venue for the world-famous Rose Bowl Game since 1923. It has played host to such legendary moments as the 2006 showdown between USC and Texas, O.J. Simpson’s big game in 1968, and the 2016 shootout between USC and Penn State.last_img read more

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IPL chairman reveals league decided against mankading batsmen as ‘courtesy’

first_imgIPL chairman reveals league decided against mankading batsmen as ‘courtesy’Jos Buttler on Monday became the first batsman to be mankaded in IPL when Kings XI Punjab captain ran the Rajasthan Royals batsman out at the non-striker’s end. advertisement Press Trust of India New DelhiMarch 26, 2019UPDATED: March 26, 2019 16:36 IST R Ashwin mankaded Jos Buttler during an IPL 2019 match on Monday (BCCI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIPL chairman Rajeev Shulka said it was decided batsmen would not be mankaded during IPLShukla said both Kohli and Dhoni were part of the meeting held before one of the editions of IPLJos Buttler became the first batsman to be mankaded in IPL during RR’s home game against KXIPIndian Premier League (IPL) chairman Rajeev Shukla has claimed that IPL captains, including Virat Kohli and Mahendra Singh Dhoni, had decided against ‘Mankading’ during a meeting held before one of the editions of the event.Kings XI Punjab captain R Ashwin kicked up a storm on Monday after running out Rajasthan Royals’ Jos Buttler at the non-strikers’ end on his delivery stride, a legally permissible but controversial form of dismissal popularly called ‘Mankading’, in an IPL match in Jaipur.Ashwin’s action was heavily criticised by RR’s brand ambassador Shane Warne, who also questioned those who found nothing wrong with it.Weighing into the matter, Shukla said a call had been taken to avoid such dismissals in a meeting of captains and match referees in which Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Kohli and Chennai Super Kings skipper Dhoni were also present.”If I remember in one of the meetings of captains & match referee where I was also present as chairman it had been decided that if non striking batsman steps out bowler as a courtesy will not run him out @IPL @BCCI,” he tweeted.”Most probably this meeting was in Kolkata on the eve of one of the editions of ipl where Dhoni & Virat both were present @BCCI @IPL,” he added without specifying the exact edition before which this decision was made.Ashwin’s run out of Buttler is the first case of ‘Mankading’ in the 12 editions of the IPL.Also Read | What is Mankading? All you need to know about the controversial cricket ruleAlso Read | England cricket stars slam R Ashwin after he Mankads Jos ButtlerAlsoSeeadvertisementFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Rajeev ShuklaFollow IPL 2019Follow Mankad controversyFollow R AshwinFollow Virat KohliFollow MS DhoniFollow Kings XI Punjablast_img read more

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Pendleton E-reader Case

first_img Editors’ Recommendations Hang Tight with the Best Camping and Backpacking Hammocks Reyka Vodka Announces the World’s First Glacier Bar in Iceland 10 Best History Books You Will Ever Read 10 Best True Crime Books to Quietly Obsess Over Though book lovers may have rejoiced over the birth of the E-reader, mourning the absence of beautifully designed book covers was kind of inevitable. Fortunately, Portland-based brand Pendleton has come up with an awesome solution.Ideal for the style-conscious man, this expertly crafted E-reader case features a Native American-inspired Cave Creek jacquard outer that will stand the test of time as passing trends come and go. Inspired by ancient petroglyphs found on the walls of a Hohokam settlement near Cave Creek in Arizona, this super cool case is both lightweight and protective. Whether you’re looking for a belated Christmas gift or a January pick-me-up, we can’t resist this neat little accessory for our next sartorial subway journey.Retail ($68)To purchase visit www.pendleton-usa.com Giveaway: A Sophisticated $500 Briefcase to Make Your Coworkers Jealouslast_img read more

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Recreation Facility Funding for Cape Breton

first_imgUpgrades to the Northside Community Pool in Sydney Mines is one of five projects in Cape Breton announced today, June 25, to support fun and physical activity for Nova Scotians. The projects will receive grants totalling $144,000 through the Recreation Facility Development Program. Grants for six other projects receiving $135,000 will be announced at a later date, bringing the Cape Breton total to $279,000. “Sport and recreation facilities like the Northside Community Pool are important for Nova Scotians to lead healthy lifestyles,” said Victoria-The Lakes MLA Pam Eyking, on behalf of Health and Wellness Minister Leo Glavine. “We’re investing nearly $1.7 million for 65 new and upgraded facilities around the province to help people make physical activity a part of their daily lives.” The Northside Community Pool will use $62,000 to replace skimmers and piping. “Our facility has an excellent reputation for providing aquatic recreation opportunities in this community,” said Jeff MacNeil, board member, Northside Community Pool. “This grant helps assure that residents of the Northside will continue to have a top-notch place to swim for many years to come.” The grants help community groups, municipalities and other not-for-profit organizations develop facilities to increase public participation in sport and physical recreation. Examples include renovations to buildings, developing and maintaining walking trails, and building and upgrading fields for sport and recreation. The grants support Thrive!, government’s plan for a healthier Nova Scotia. The plan aims to create supportive environments for healthy eating and physical activity. Learn more at http://thrive.novascotia.ca .last_img read more

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Vigil held in honour of slain Brock University student

The mother of slain Brock student Yosif Al-Hasnawi fought back tears and spoke in a hushed voice about her first-born son, as 150 people stood silently listening at a vigil at Brock University on Friday afternoon.“Yosif had a beautiful soul,” said Amal Alzurufi, “and a smile that would light up any room. His smile was contagious. If he was smiling, you were smiling.“He was a bright young man with dreams of becoming a doctor, he hoped one day to make a difference in the world.”Al-Hasnawi, a first-year Medical Sciences student, was shot and killed in downtown Hamilton on Dec. 2 while trying to protect an older man from two aggressors. At Friday’s emotional gathering, the 19-year-old was remembered as a hero who inspired others to be better.Brock University President Gervan Fearon speaks during Friday’s vigil in honour of Yosif Al-Hasnawi.Two younger brothers stood with their mother as she spoke of how Yosif showed courage and bravery through his actions, and believed in helping anyone in need.“He had a beautiful life ahead of him that was just taken away like this. We ask that you keep him in your memories and your prayers.”The vigil was organized by Brock’s Student Justice Centre, whose Supervisor Zanab Jafry said Al-Hasnawi’s “incredible sacrifice … will not be forgotten.”“We remember you today, we will remember you tomorrow and we will remember you always,” Jafry said before a crowd that included senior University administration, spiritual leaders and community members.The crowd also heard from Brock President Gervan Fearon, who described Al-Hasnawi as an “outstanding student” who had “dreams and aspirations to contribute to the betterment of others.”“The entire University community stands with us today in support of Yosif’s family,” said Fearon. “He is not with us here today, yet we know that he has left us all with a deeper understanding of the great qualities we should all strive towards attaining as individuals, as members of the Brock community and as Canadians. Indeed, he has set the bar high.”The vigil also heard inspirational tributes from Faisal Hejazi, President of the Brock University Students’ Union, Hosam Helal, Brock Imam and Associate Chaplain, and Ana Sanchez, a professor in Brock’s Department of Health Sciences.In an effort to preserve Al-Hasnawi’s memory, Jafry asked those in attendance to recite a pledge in his honour:“For Yosif Al-Hasnawi: we pledge our commitment and promise to live our lives in the service of others, to dedicate our energy to the betterment of our society, to protect and uplift those that cannot protect themselves. We pledge our wholehearted commitment to not only remembering Yosif’s legacy but taking example from his actions.”Donations are being collected to establish the Yosif Al-Hasnawi Memorial Fund, which will be used to establish a scholarship in his name. Donations can be made online at brocku.ca/donate or by phone at 905-688-5550 x4190.Cheques payable to “Brock University” with “In memory of Yosif Al-Hasnawi” in the reference line can be mailed to Development and Alumni Relations, Brock University, 1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way, St. Catharines, ON L2S 3A1.A second community vigil in honour of Al-Hasnawi will be held at Hamilton City Hall Saturday, Dec. 9 at 6 p.m. read more

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Business students bring home record medal haul from provincial competition

After eight years of practice, preparation and mock cases, Jasman Bisram was only a 15-minute presentation away from achieving his goal.The fourth-year Bachelor of Business Administration co-op student came ready to succeed and realize his dream of earning a first-place finish during his last year competing at DECA provincials.Goodman School of Business students Jasman Bisram and Avneet Rehal earned the top prize in the International Marketing category at the DECA U Ontario case competition.Alongside partner Avneet Rehal, Bisram emerged victorious at the DECA U Ontario case competition, earning the top prize in the International Marketing category.Bisram, who is also the Goodman DECA President, led the Brock team to a record 21 medals, topping Goodman’s previous School record of 17.More than 1,300 students from across the province competed in the fast-paced event, held Jan. 18 to 20 in Toronto. The competition puts students’ analytical and communication skills to the test in several business categories that mimic real-life situations they will face in the workplace.Bisram first got involved in DECA in Grade 9 at his Brampton high school and has been competing at the provincial and international level each year since. Having previously finished second and third at the university level, a top finish was all he was missing from his DECA resumé.“I was from a high school that was very competitive in DECA and after getting pushed into it in Grade 9, I got completely hooked,” Bisram said. “For the last eight years, through DECA, I’ve slowly and consistently been growing my communication skills and becoming comfortable by being put in uncomfortable situations.“I wanted to become the elite presenter that employers look for and other students look up to as a role model.”Although he was proud of his personal accomplishment, he credits a dedicated team of 56 students for the School’s overall success. From September to the time of the competition, team members practised a minimum of two to three mock cases a week in their subject area, providing each other with feedback and advice.“I feel ecstatic about our team’s results,” Bisram said. “The hard work the team has put in over the last few months really translated in the quality of their presentations. The level of polish in the students’ presentations was why we were able to do so well.”Students competed both individually and as teams, with individuals only getting 15 minutes to prepare for their 10-minute presentation, and teams receiving 30 minutes to review the material and prepare their 15-minute case presentation.“This record achievement reflects the hard work and preparation our students put in,” said Goodman School of Business Dean Andrew Gaudes.“These cases mirror real-life business situations and our students prove time and time again that they have the knowledge and ability to handle them deftly, employing innovative solutions that make them stand out amongst their competition.”The team was one of five schools with delegations under 100 students also recognized for their overall participation.Next, 16 delegates from the team will head to the international level of competition at ICDC in Orlando, Fla., in April.The Goodman DECA executive team also includes Nimrat Brar, Avneet Rehal, Natalie Tosello, Karina Atha, Mile Peles, Charnjot Brar and Shehryar Khalid. The team would like to thank Professor Ken Klassen for acting as a faculty advisor for the PMI Case Boss team and Goodman’s Communications and Engagement team for their support.Full resultsThe following teams received medals for their final award standings in their categories:      First place in International Marketing: Jasman Bisram and Avneet Rehal      Second place in Business to Business: Amani Ahmad and Manahil Haider      Third place in SEED (entrepreneurship pitch): Hamza Pasha and Ahmad Pasha      Third place in PMI Case Boss: Karina Atha, Shehryar Khalid and Natalie ToselloThe following students received medals for placing in the Top 5 of their individual categories:      Corporate Finance: Sam Farberman (case 1 and case 2), third place overall      Corporate Finance: Manvir Brar (case 2)      Fashion and retail Management: Khariny Kethees (case 2)      Human Resources Management: Harvinder Trehan (case 2), third place overall      Management Consulting: Saideepak Vuppu (case 2)      Restaurant and Food Services Management: Sukhwinder Gill (case 1), second place overall      Travel Management: Nimrat Brar (case 2)      Travel Management: Andrew Park, second place overall read more

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All Hall all the time for Ohio State against Buffalo

Shelby Lum / Photo editorRedshirt-senior running back Jordan Hall fights for extra yards during a game against Buffalo Aug. 31, at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 40-20.Heading into Ohio State’s 2012 season, it was widely expected that then-senior running back Jordan Hall would be the featured back in the first year under new coach Urban Meyer.Hall was even named captain for the 2012 squad, but was forced to sit on the sidelines for all but three games because of two unrelated injuries.“It was tough, it wasn’t as tough because we won every game, so I feel like if we had lost a couple of games it would have been even tougher because I would have felt like I could’ve helped,” Hall said when asked about his time spent on the bench last season. “But we won every game so I was happy for my teammates.”After being granted a medical redshirt and since returning to full health, Hall was thrust into the spotlight for the 2013 season opener against Buffalo.Hall was named the starter for the game after the suspensions of top running backs senior Carlos Hyde and redshirt-junior Rod Smith.Hall quelled any doubts fans might have had by halftime, tallying 126 yards and two touchdowns on the ground in the first half. He finished with 159 yards on the day, a career high.Coach Urban Meyer said Hall stood out against Buffalo on offense for the Buckeyes.“Offensive champions were Jordan Hall, great to see him, 159 yards and graded out 81 percent. I guess those are career highs for him and I thought he played very well,” Meyer said.Both of his touchdowns came on big runs, one of which was a career-long at 49 yards. The other, a 37-yard sprint, came one play after Buffalo had cut the lead to 10 points and all but dashed any hope the Bulls had for a comeback.Junior quarterback Braxton Miller said Hall’s second touchdown helped to keep the momentum in Ohio State’s favor as the game was starting to slip away from the Buckeyes.“It slipped a little bit. But Dontre (Wilson) came back with a nice kickoff return, we got up a little bit and then Jordan (Hall) scored a nice little run,” Miller said.Hall credits his touchdown runs to the holes created for him by the offensive line.“I just was like, wow, I don’t know if they messed up or the O-line just did what they do and I just (saw) it and I took it,” Hall said.During the offseason, Meyer said he thought Hall would end up as the H-back and use his skill set to help the team there rather than in the back field.“Last spring, I had the intention of making Jordan Hall more of an H, but an H that can come in and motion in and that’s when he can cause issues for defenses,” Meyer said.Hall said he spent time preparing to be the H-back, but was also ready if he was needed as a traditional running back.“I was going to be the H and coach told me I had to learn both positions, so wherever they put me, I’m going to do what I have to do to help the team win,” Hall said.Hall finished the game with three catches for 14 yards to go along with his rushing total, but also caught a pass for a two-point conversion from senior quarterback Kenny Guiton.Although he wasn’t expecting to be on the field for the conversion, Hall thought it was a nice addition to the offense.“At the beginning of the season, I wasn’t even the person that caught the ball. Then in the first week, (running backs) coach (Stan) Drayton put me in there. I like it. The defense can’t take a play off,” Hall said.Hall was glad to see the team come out to a fast start, taking a 23-0 lead after the first quarter, but felt the team got complacent and slowed their pace after that.“Coach (offensive coordinator Tom Herman) challenged us to come out fast, get things going, and I think we did that,” Hall said. “In the second half, we slowed down a little bit, but we’ll be better next week.”Hyde, the expected starter heading into the season, is set to return from suspension Sept. 21 against Florida A&M. With Hall’s performance in the opener the player who will be the Buckeye’s long-term starter at running back remains up in the air.Hall said he isn’t worried about Hyde’s return, and said it’s about the team, not his individual stats.“Carlos (Hyde), he earned his right. He had a good season last year and I know that he was going to be the running back at the beginning of the season before he got in trouble or whatever and I was going to play a different position,” Hall said. “Coach Meyer knows that he has a bunch of people that can play running back or H position so I think it’s just going to be harder for a defense to prepare for that.”Drayton said when redshirt-junior Rod Smith returns from suspension Hall’s role might not change.“The beauty of Jordan (Hall), again, like I said, his strength is his intelligence on the football field and he has been cross-trained and he is continually being cross-trained at both of those positions,” Drayton said. “So with the addition of Rod Smith coming back, it doesn’t necessarily mean that Jordan Hall’s role gets lesser. No, it just may be distributed a little bit differently throughout the scheme.”OSU is set host to San Diego State Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at Ohio Stadium. read more

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Ohio State defense preparing for fatigue factor against Mariota Oregon

Senior cornerback Doran Grant (12) and redshirt-freshman linebacker Darron Lee (43) combine for a tackle on a member of the Alabama offense during the 2015 Allstate Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1 in New Orleans. OSU won, 42-35. Credit: Chelsea Spears / Multimedia editorNot only is the Ohio State football team getting set for its third straight post-season game, it is also preparing to take on its third-straight Heisman finalist.Only this time, it’s the Heisman winner.In an almost symbolic twist, the Buckeyes will face the 2014 Heisman Trophy winner, Oregon redshirt-junior quarterback Marcus Mariota, in the 2015 College Football Playoff National Championship game after defeating the second and third place finishers in the Big Ten Championship game and the 2015 Allstate Sugar Bowl respectively.First came the eventual Heisman runner-up in Wisconsin redshirt-junior running back Melvin Gordon, who entered the Big Ten title game averaging 188.3 rushing yards per game and had 26 touchdowns to go along with it.The Buckeyes held Gordon to just 76 yards rushing, in turn shutting out the favored Badgers 59-0 in a game in which OSU started third-string quarterback redshirt-sophomore Cardale Jones.About three weeks later, OSU held the third-place finisher, Alabama’s junior wide receiver Amari Cooper, to just 71 yards receiving and his second-lowest yards-per-catch performance of the season.With the Buckeyes looking to go 3-0 against the three Heisman finalists, OSU senior defensive lineman Michael Bennett said Tuesday that he, along with the entire defense, takes pride in shutting down such high profile players.“They are Heisman contenders because they are either running or catching over everybody,” Bennett said. “So if you are able to shut them down, that means you had a really good defensive effort.”Now, with the national title game less than a week away, OSU coach Urban Meyer said there is no denying that shutting down Mariota will be the emphasis on defense.“Of course you say that’s the target and you try to simulate that at practice. You can’t simulate him,” Meyer said. “When Cooper was on the field or off the field, we knew last week, Gordon, we had stuff all over the kids’ lockers about stop this guy. It’s very clear, and if it’s not now, it’s certainly getting clearer that he’s (Mariota) the guy.”Mariota not only won the Heisman Trophy in 2014, but he also ranks fifth in the country in total offense, averaging 346.6 yards per game by himself. As a whole, the Ducks’ offense ranks third in the country.The staple of the Duck offense is a fast-paced attack that attempts to wear out opposing defenses, something OSU redshirt-freshman linebacker Darron Lee said he and the Buckeye defense must prepare to face.“What we have seen on film with them is that they have eliminated teams by the fatigue factor. Some teams will be up on them, say mid-, late-third quarter and then they (Oregon) will just blow the door open,” Lee said Tuesday. “If we eliminate that (the fatigue factor) and get lined up, we will be fine.”OSU sophomore defensive lineman Joey Bosa said Tuesday that adjusting from the physicality of the Alabama offense to the speed of Oregon’s offense could prove challenging.“Alabama and Oregon are completely different animals. Alabama is, line up and come at you (with) big, physical guys. Oregon is, run across the field, spread you out and tire you out,” Bosa said. “Both are tough, both are definitely tiring and we are just preparing as well as we can with the tempo and the speed of practice has been kicked up a lot this week. It is just a mental battle having to prepare going into our 15th game of the season. It’s a grind.”Bosa, who has been just a half sack away from tying the OSU school record since defeating Michigan in November said that even though Mariota is the Heisman Trophy winner, the Buckeye defense is not afraid of another challenge.“(He is) the best player in college football. Obviously the Heisman winner and he is very talented in the run game, he just makes good decisions,” Bosa said. “We aren’t scared of anybody really, we just have to pay attention to where he is at all times and what he is doing at all times.”Bosa added that even though chasing Mariota and the Duck offense around the field will likely be exhausting, that won’t affect him once the game has started.“When there is such big stakes up for grabs, when you got the national championship, you don’t really think about how tired you are or how sore you are,” Bosa said. “You are just worried about getting that title.”The Buckeyes and Ducks are set to play for the 2015 College Football Playoff National Championship on Monday night at 8:30 p.m. in Arlington, Texas. read more

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38 districts of Dublin with their literal English translations

first_imgTo see a full-size version, click here.(For space reasons we’ve avoided most areas whose names are just the same in Irish. Apologies to Phibsboro and Sandyford and all your friends.)More: All 32 counties of Ireland with their literal English translations> THIS MAP OF Dublin shows the capital with most of its districts translated from the original Irish into English.Sorry, everyone from Rough Ringfort.last_img

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Canberra loses a pioneer

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram A leading light of one of Canberra’s pioneering families has sadly passed away.John Notaras, 74, was farewelled by his many friends and family at the Greek Orthodox Church of St Nicholas in Kingston last Monday.He was the son of Harry and Helen Notaras, the pair among Canberra’s first Greek-Australian residents, opening the Highgate cafe in Kingston in the early days of the national capital. Born and raised in Canberra, John, with his siblings Jim, George, Nina and Emmanuel, went on to become a formidable force in Canberra’s retail and property development sectors. He had been a past president of the chamber of commerce.Married to Koula, John was also something of a local rugby legend, playing for both Easts and the ACT.John made a big contribution to the community, working with Rotary, Scouts ACT and the Salvation Army. The family had also set up the Harry and Helen Notaras Memorial Fund to help local charities.John passed away on May 27, soon after the birth of his new grandson and namesake John Harry Notaras, now just four weeks old.Harry Notaras – son of John senior and father of the newborn John – said the baby had given his father strength to hang on. ”Dad was just over the moon,” Harry said. ”Dad told us he had been holding on to see the little boy.”last_img read more

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Manufacturers in Northwest say finding skilled labor is greatest challenge

first_imgPacific Northwest manufacturers across a broad spectrum of industries are optimistic about the future but concerned about the ability to grow their workforce, which is seen as the biggest challenge facing Northwest manufacturers.That’s according to the results of an anonymous survey of 104 company leaders in Washington and Oregon conducted earlier this year by Portland-based DHM Research on behalf of Washington law firm Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt and consulting firm Aldrich Advisors.The survey results paint a picture of a tight regional labor market in which a majority of manufacturers are seeking to grow their workforce but face challenges in attracting and retaining skilled employees.“The number one issue that is facing manufacturers, bar none, is workforce,” said Jennifer Campbell, industry group leader at Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt. “And that’s consistent with the national numbers as well.”Sixty-two percent of respondents in the survey said they plan to increase hiring in the next year compared to the previous year, and 73 percent listed improving their workforce as the biggest upcoming challenge for the company. Fifty-five percent also expressed concern that their organization was unprepared to overcome its biggest challenge.last_img read more

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Mervco Mozie Motors Now Open

first_img Related Items:mervco, mozie’s car rental, Opening Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for youcenter_img Providenciales, 21 Aug 2015 – Great grand opening last night at Mervco and Mozie Motors. Lots of dignitaries including the Governror, HE Peter Beckingham attending. The gas station located at the IGA round about started serving petrol to motorists since 6am. NEW BEGINNING FOR QUALITY FOOD CENTERlast_img read more

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Hanneman realizes dream with national championship win

first_imgOvercome with emotion after his sprint victory, Logan Hanneman is congratulated by his father. (Dan Bross / KUAC)The Super Tour spring series cross country ski races continued in Fairbanks last (Weds) night with national championship skate technique sprints.Listen nowLogan Hanneman claimed the top spot in the men’s 1.6-kilometer skate technique sprint, winning a national championship on his hometown trails at Fairbanks Birch Hill Recreation Area. The 24-year-old Hanneman said he’s been focused on the skate sprint since the United States Ski Association announced a year ago that season ending championships would be held in Fairbanks.“Dreaming and thinking about this one for a very long time,” Hanneman said. “And so to have it actually come true on the home course is just unbelievable.”Hanneman ran strong through qualification, quarter, semi and final rounds, where he said he used local experience to ski the course to his advantage.”Growing up all through high school and everything, I knew that… we always used to practice sprints down the stadium hill and across the flat part of the stadium, overspeeds,” Hanneman said. “And since the sprint course does that came course, I knew that’s something I’d be strong at. So then for the semifinal and the final, I was relaxed on the first hill and I knew I could make some passes across the flat to go into the last hill.”That’s where Hanneman pulled away in the final, igniting the crowd as he skied powerfully to the front, and across the line to clear victory.A multi time junior national champion, it was Hanneman’s first U.S. title as senior skier. He was followed across the line last night by Canada’s Evan Palmer Charrette in second, and two-time past national sprint champ Tyler Kornfield of Anchorage in 3rd. In the women’s 1 point 5 K sprint, Minnesota’s Jessie Diggins and Anchorage’s Kikkan Randall repeated the 1-2 finish the pair posted in Monday’s opening race at Birch Hill, but 3rd place in the Wednesday’s sprint was a surprise, with Montana’s Erika Flowers stepping up to grab her first ever National Championship medal.”I made a couple medals at Nationals and always finished sixth so I was like, ‘Okay. Today I’m not gonna finish sixth.’ So that was my goal and I was like, ‘Why not today.’”National championship races continue Friday night a Birch Hill with relays, and wrap up Sunday with marathons.last_img read more

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Let us move forward with Unity Khaleda

first_imgBNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir briefs newsmen after meeting BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia at jail on Monday afternoon. Photo: Dipu MalakarBNP chairperson Khaleda Zia has called upon her party men to go ahead with the Unity Process ahead of the 11th parliamentary election.”Our chairperson has asked us to move ahead with the peolpe’s unity which has recently been forged,” BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir quoted her chair as saying.Fakhrul demanded that Khaleda, a former prime minister, be sent to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) again as she is still very sick, reports UNB.He made the demand after a meeting with Khaleda at the abandoned central jail on Nazimuddin Road in Old Dhaka.”Madam (Khaleda) is very sick and she is not getting the proper treatment. The authorities ignored the doctors’ advice to keep her at the PG Hospital (BSMMU). She was suddenly shifted back to jail, which is inhuman,” Fakhrul said.He further said, “We strongly demand the authorities ensure her better treatment again at the PG hospital immediately.”The BNP leader also demanded her release from jail.Earlier, Fakhrul along with party standing committee members Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain, Moudud Ahmed, Jamiruddin Sircar and Mirza Abbas entered the jail around 2:40 pm and met Khaleda.On 8 February, a special court in Dhaka sentenced Khaleda to five years’ imprisonment in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.Khaleda, a 75-year-old former prime minister, was taken to the old central jail minutes after the verdict had been delivered.On 6 October, she was admitted to the BSMMU after prison authorities shifted her there from jail for better treatment in response to a court order.She was taken back to the jail on 8 November, after a month of treatment at the hospital.last_img read more

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Spotify Pacts With Disney to Launch Hub With Music From Movies TV

first_imgFans of Disney movies and TV shows can now dive into a dedicated music hub on Spotify, featuring seven playlist sections with top hits from Disney animated favorites and music from Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars films.Disney’s No. 1 most-streamed song on Spotify is “Let It Go” from the “Frozen” soundtrack, followed by “Moana”’s “How Far I’ll Go” and “You’re Welcome”; “Life Is a Highway” from “Cars”; and “You’ll Be in My Heart” from Tarzan.Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. According to Spotify, its users have streamed nearly 2.5 billion minutes of Disney music on the service year-to-date in 2019 alone.Under the pact, starting July 17, Spotify users in the U.S., the U.K., Ireland, South Africa, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand can search “Disney” on the streaming-audio service to find a designated hub for music from the Mouse House. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Popular on Variety center_img The sections in the Disney hub on Spotify are: Disney Hits (top songs from the Disney and Pixar films); Disney Favorites; Disney Classics; Disney Sing-alongs; Disney Princess; Marvel Music; and Best of Star Wars.Spotify’s Disney hub also currently features a playlist with music from Jon Favreau’s new remake of “The Lion King,” which opens July 18, and links to soundtracks from Disney movies and TV titles including “Frozen,” “Moana,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Coco,” “High School Musical,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Tangled,” “Mary Poppins Returns” and “Toy Story 4.”last_img read more

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PrePrime Day Deal Wireless Gaming Mouse for Less Than 8

first_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoForbes.comCrazy Rich Asians for RealForbes.comUndoMayo ClinicManaging psoriatic arthritis painMayo ClinicUndoVerizon WirelessThis new phone will blow your mind.Verizon WirelessUndoTODAYPolice Identify Girl Licking Ice Cream Tub In Viral VideoTODAYUndoMy Food and FamilyHealthy, Homemade Drunken Thai Noodles In Just 20 MinutesMy Food and FamilyUndoAdvertisement Looking for a wireless mouse that can help you dominate the competition for less than the cost of lunch? Amazon is currently offering the TeckNet 4800DPI Wireless Gaming Mouse for only $7.49 when you use the code “TeckNet289B” at checkout. That’s 50% off the mouse’s previous price of $14.99.  MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?Apple’s entry-level MacBook Air and Pro look pretty similar, but our testing proved they differ in crucial ways.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Which Cheap Tablet Is Best? Amazon Fire 7 vs Walmart Onn02:45关闭选项Automated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/pre-prime-day-deal-wireless-gaming-mouse-less-8?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0003:4603:46  Author Bio Hunter Fenollol is Laptop’s editorial intern, where he covers the latest industry news and products. With a public relations degree from Long Island University, Hunter worked as a publicity specialist for independent game companies prior to joining the team. When he’s not working, you can find Hunter catching some sun at the beach with friends, babysitting his two little sisters or playing the latest video games. Features include 8 responsive buttons (including a rapid fire button that sends a triple click), 5 levels of adjustable DPI settings and an uninterrupted 10 meter connection distance. With a 500hz polling rate and ergonomic grip that feels good in hand, the mouse is a no brainer at $7.50. How do I know it feels good in hand? I own two and use them on my gaming rig at home and on my Chromebook while out. If you’re looking for a more premium wireless mouse for your Apple laptop, the Apple Magic Mouse 2 is a top choice and is available at a discount for Amazon Prime Day 2019. Hunter Fenollol, Hunter Fenollol, onlast_img read more

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Samsungs UltraSlim Galaxy Book S Packs 23Hour Battery

first_imgAmazon Kindle Oasis 2019 Dunk Tank TestThe latest Kindle Oasis is here, so let’s watch a $250 e-reader take a 60 minute bath and survive.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpTech This Out: New Nintendo Switch Battery, Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus, iPhone 11 Launch03:16OffAutomated Captions – en-USLive00:0003:3703:37 Regarding design, the Galaxy Book S has a superslim chassis with a traditional clamshell form-factor, a move away from its detachable Galaxy Book predecessors. Surrounding a 13.3-inch, 1080p touch screen are narrow bezels, which keep the chassis quite compact, while a slight curve at the bottom of the lid adds sexy contours to this incredible sleek machine.  Samsung’s laptops haven’t caught on in the same way as its Galaxy smartphones, but the company is hoping to change that by bringing the conveniences of mobile to the Galaxy Book S. We’ll see how successful that approach is when we get our hands on the Galaxy Book S in September. This post originally appeared on Laptop Mag.Galaxy Unpacked 2019: All the News You MissedGalaxy Note 10 Hands-on Review: The Big-Screen Phone That Isn’t BigGalaxy Note 10 Plus Hands-on Review: A 6.8-inch Beast Samsung just unveiled the Galaxy Book S, an ultraslim Windows 10 laptop with 23-hours of battery life, at its Unpacked 2019 event in Brooklyn, New York. The Galaxy Book S starts at $999 and will be available in September in two color variants: Earthy Gold and Mercury Gray.  The Galaxy Book S is powered by the Snapdragon 8cx, a 7-nanometer chip that is expected to provide all-day battery life along with “40% greater CPU performance, 80% greater graphics performance, and added memory bandwidth” compared to the Galaxy Book 2. The 8cx chip inside the Galaxy Book S supports Gigabit LTE but probably won’t offer the same power as Intel’s high-end U-series CPUs.Other specs include 8GB of RAM and up to 512GB of onboard SSD storage. A microSD card slot lets you expand that storage capacity by up to 1TB. Along with a SIM card slot for LTE connectivity, the Galaxy Book S has a single USB-C port on the side, though Samsung doesn’t say whether it supports Thunderbolt 3.  RECOMMENDED VIDEOS FOR YOU…logoCreated with Sketch.last_img read more

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