Giants Rehire Spagnuolo For Defense

first_imgEAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The New York Giants are bringing back Steve Spagnuolo as defensive coordinator.Spagnuolo was hired Jan. 15, returning to the team he helped win the 2007 NFL championship. New York also hired Tim Walton as secondary/cornerbacks coach.The 55-year-old Spagnuolo, a 34-year coaching veteran who had a failed stint as head coach of the Rams, was a defensive assistant in Baltimore the past two seasons. He replaces Perry Fewell on coach Tom Coughlin’s staff.“This is both new and familiar at the same time,” Spagnuolo said. “I was hoping to take the next step, God willing, and be a coordinator again. I’m ecstatic that it’s with Tom Coughlin. Tom is the highest character guy I know.“The feeling I have is one of excitement. We’re going to work our butts off, and hopefully we will do great things together.”They did before.Hired by the Giants on Jan. 22, 2007 after eight years with the Philadelphia Eagles, Spagnuolo’s first unit at the Meadowlands led the NFL with 53 sacks. The Giants went on the road to win three playoff games, then stunned the unbeaten Patriots in the Super Bowl, allowing an average of 16.3 points per game in that postseason.“That really was a special time,” Spagnuolo said.In 2008, the Giants’ defense allowed 294 points, 57 fewer than the previous season. That helped Spagnuolo get the head coaching job in St. Louis, where he went 10-28.In 2012, he joined the Saints as defensive coordinator, but that was the year of the bounty scandal, with coach Sean Payton suspended.After that season, Spagnuolo went to the Ravens. Now he is back with the Giants.“Steve has so much enthusiasm in front of the room,” Coughlin said. “His defense has changed since he was last here. He worked in Baltimore with John Harbaugh and Dean Pees, and they are outstanding defensive coaches. He has studied defenses. Steve visited colleges and talked to college coaches, including Urban Meyer to learn how to defend the spread offenses that have become so popular.”Walton, 43, will replace Peter Giunta. Walton was the Rams’ defensive coordinator in 2013. He is entering his 20th season in coaching.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Nokia 7.1 launched: Key specs, features, India price, and everything else you should know

first_imgHMD Global launched a long time awaited Nokia 7.1 in India on Friday for Rs 19,990. The key highlights of the Nokia 7.1 are the HDR PureDisplay, Carl Zeiss based rear camera, AI based selfie cameras, and the glass design. The new Nokia 7.1 – which is the successor to the Nokia 6.1 – comes with dual camera setup on the back panel, while there’s a single sensor on the front which sits on the notch at the top centre edge of the phone. In India, the Nokia 7.1 will be available in two colours — Gloss Midnight Blue and Gloss Steel.The new Nokia 7.1 is the first smartphone to come with PureDisplay screen technology, which HMD claims are capable of delivering “stunning HDR10 cinematic quality entertainment.” Commenting on the launch of the Nokia 7.1, Ajey Mehta, Vice President and Country Head, India of HMD Global said, “We know a lot of our fans in India enjoy creating videos and watching content on their smartphones. That’s why it was important for us to bring both ZEISS optics and PureDisplay technology together in a versatile device that offers a superior content experience, regardless of whether you’re taking photos for your social media or watching the latest series on your favourite streaming service. With real-time SDR to HDR conversion, more fans can enjoy a premium viewing experience across content. And with the integrated ZEISS optics, fans can take advantage of rapid auto focus and capture incredible HDR photography as well. We’re thrilled to bring such an impressive device, created with the help of best in class partners to our fans in India.”advertisementNokia 7.1 specsDisplay: The Nokia 7.1 comes with a 5.84-inch Full HD+ display with an aspect ratio of 19:9.Processor: On the hardware front, the Nokia 7.1 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 chipset.RAM: 4GB RAMStorage: 64GB. The storage is expandable to 400GB via microSD card.Rear camera: On the rear panel, the Nokia 7.1 sports a dual camera setup with a primary sensor of 12-megapixel paired with f/1.8 aperture and a secondary sensor of 5-megapixel.Front camera: On the front, the Nokia 7.1 sports a single camera setup. The phone includes an 8MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture.Battery: The Nokia 7.1 comes with a 3060mAh battery.Software: Nokia 7.1 runs Android 9 Pie based on Google’s Android One programme.Nokia 7.1 features–Notably, the Nokia 7.1 is the first phone from HMD Global to come with a PureDisplay screen which the company explains supports HDR for better contrast and quality. With HDR10 support, the Nokia 7.1 offers a 1,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio with good amount of details and pretty vibrant colours. HMD claims that the Nokia 7.1 is capable of “revealing the detail in both light and dark areas with stunning vibrant colours”.– Quite similar to all other recently launched Nokia phones, the new Nokia 7.1 also comes with a premium design language with Gorilla Glass 3 on the front and back. The Nokia 7.1 is clearly one of the best looking phones available under Rs 20,000 in India right now.–The phone comes with Carl Zeiss lens on the rear cameras, much similar to the Nokia 7 Plus. On the camera front, the Nokia 7.1 packs a configuration of 12MP + 5MP on the rear side paired with two phase detection support for faster autofocus. The cameras of the Nokia 7.1 also come with HD support which HMD says will let the users click crisper and sharper images. The camera of the phone also comes with EIS support which will basically help with stabilisation while recording videos. The Nokia 7.1 comes with several camera modes like – bokeh, Pro mode, bothie, among other features.– Like almost all other Nokia phones, the Nokia 7.1 also comes with Google’s Android One software based on Android 9 Pie. This is one of the few Nokia phones that come with Android 9 Pie out-of-the-box in India. Furthermore, running on Android One software means that the Nokia 7.1 will get regular software updates and the user experience will keep on improving with every passing day.Nokia 7.1 price and availabilityThe new Nokia phone will be available from December 7 at a “recommended best buy price” of Rs 19,999. In India, the Nokia 7.1 comes in two colours — Gloss Midnight Blue and Gloss Steel. The Nokia 7.1 will be available across top mobile retailers across India and on READ | Nokia 7.1 with 5.84-inch PureDisplay, Zeiss-branded cameras launched in India for Rs 19,999HMD is offering several offers as a part of the launch of the new device. Some of the offers include — Airtel prepaid customers buying the Nokia 7.1 will get 1TB of 4G data on eligible plans starting Rs 199 while the Airtel postpaid customers can get additional data of 120GB along with three months of Netflix subscription and one year of Amazon Prime subscription on plans starting Rs. 499. Additionally, buyer getting the Nokia 7.1 using HDFC Bank Credit and Debit cards on EMI transactions done through Pinelabs terminals in offline stores will receive a 10 per cent cashback.advertisementlast_img read more

India vs Australia Live Streaming: When, Where and How to Watch IND vs AUS 2nd ODI match on Sony Liv

first_imgIndia’s top order suffered a rare collective failure in the first one day international on Saturday, with Shikhar Dhawan, captain Virat Kohli and Ambati Rayudu all back in the changing rooms with their side 4 for 3 inside four overs. The collapse at the Sydney Cricket Ground was a rarity and they would probably look to not repeat the collapse.Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s inability to set the pace during middle overs will remain a major cause of concern when India take on Australia in a do-or-die second ODI on Tuesday in their bid to keep the three-match series alive.Hardik Pandya’s sudden suspension on disciplinary grounds has badly affected the balance of the batting order, which was apparent during team’s 34-run defeat in the opening match despite vice-captain Rohit Sharma’s 22nd hundred in 50-over format.Dhoni’s 51 off 96 balls and failing to rotate the strike has brought to focus the rejigging that skipper Virat Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri will have to fret upon.With Dhoni being slotted at No 5 even though vice-captain Rohit wants the veteran to bat a notch higher but cues from India’s training session made it clear that the team is unlikely to tinker with the batting order.Dhoni averages 52.95 while batting at number four, which is higher than his current career-average of 50.11 over 333 games.Australia didn’t announce their playing eleven for the second ODI but it is expected that they will field the same team as in the first match.What time does the 2nd ODI between India vs Australia start?advertisementThe 2nd ODI starts at 8:50 AM IST on January 15, Thursday at the Adelaide Oval in Adelaide.What TV channel and live stream is the 2nd ODI between India and Australia Live Streaming on?Sony SIX and Sony SIX HD in English commentary and Sony Ten 3 and Sony Ten 3 HD in Hindi Commentary. Sony Liv will live stream India vs Australia match.Where will the 2nd ODI between India and Australia be played?The 2nd ODI between India and Australia will be played at the Adelaide Oval in Adelaide from 8:50 AM IST.Where can I watch the India vs Australia 2nd ODI live?The match will be shown on Sony sports network and can also be streamed on can I check the online live updates of the India vs Australia 2nd ODI?You can follow our ball-by-ball-updates of the match between India vs Australia from our live blog on are the teams for the 2nd ODI between India and Australia?India: Virat Kohli(c), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Siraj, K Khaleel Ahmed, Mohammed Shami, Vijay ShankarAustralia: Aaron Finch(c), Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Marsh, Alex Carey, Jhye Richardson, Billy Stanlake, Jason Behrendorff, Peter Siddle, Nathan Lyon, Adam Zampa, Ashton Turnerlast_img read more

OnePlus 7 quick review: Still the flagship killer

first_imgBack in April, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau talked to India Today Tech about the company’s future plans for the Indian market and the new OnePlus 7 series phones. At the time, Lau focused mostly on the OnePlus 7 Pro, explaining how they worked hard to offer a distinct flagship smartphone experience. At the same time, he also confirmed that there will be a regular OnePlus 7. When OnePlus finally unveiled the new phones on May 14, the OnePlus 7 came across as the refreshed OnePlus 6T with a new chipset and better cameras.At the launch many wondered whether this was an unwise decision, considering OnePlus had the opportunity to offer something newer for the budget-conscious smartphone buyers. But I don’t think that is the right way to go about it. For example, look at the price. For its starting price of Rs 32,999 for the base variant of the OnePlus 7, you not only get stellar core hardware but also generous 128GB storage. Yes, Oneplus 7 is a refreshed and revamped OnePlus 6T. But the OnePlus 6T is by no means a bad point to start from it was my top recommendation until the new OnePlus phones came out this year.OnePlus 6T? OnePlus 7? Errr, which is the new one?Did I say that the OnePlus 7 is essentially an upgraded OnePlus 6T? The OnePlus 7 doesn’t alter the comfortable design of the OnePlus 6T in any significant way. I showed the phone to a couple of people and almost all of them mistook it for the OnePlus 6T. Is that good or bad? That’s up to your personal preference. I loved the aesthetics of the OnePlus 6T, especially the curved rear panel that enhanced the ergonomics massively. And after living with the heavier OnePlus 7 Pro for a while, the OnePlus 7 feels compact and lighter, despite having a 6.4-inch display.advertisementKeen readers may notice slight changes that OnePlus has incorporated into the design of the OnePlus 6T. The major change on the OnePlus 7 is the protruded camera bump immediately suggesting a new camera system. The module is slimmer and echoes the aesthetics of the OnePlus 7 Pro. The flash now sits inside the module to emulate the triple camera systems. The new OnePlus branding also sits at the bottom. The Mirror Grey colour variant has a slight gradient effect but the Red variant (exclusive to India in the 8GB variant) looks ravishing even without any gradient. This colour is similar to Red variant of last year’s OnePlus 6. The front sports the familiar waterdrop-style notch display with a slightly noticeable chin. However, the earpiece is now bigger as the OnePlus 7 finally gets a dual speaker setup for pronounced stereo effects. The headphone jack is sadly not present and OnePlus is not offering the 3.5mm headphone jack dongle with the package anymore.A full-blown OnePlus experienceOver the years, OnePlus has built a reputation for offering a unique user experience that no other Android phone vendor has managed to achieve. And that’s down to the presence of flagship-grade internals and a highly polished user interface. The OnePlus 7 is not alien to this concept.Similar to its pricier kin, the OnePlus 7 gets the ultimate chipset that everyone’s been using in flagships — Snapdragon 855. This is enough on its own to offer a fast experience. However, OnePlus is offering the faster UFS 3.0 storage that aids faster read and write speeds. On the OnePlus 7 Pro, I found the UFS 3.0 storage making a mega difference to the overall user experience. Therefore, as I spend more time with the OnePlus, I expect nothing less.Oxygen OS is present in its latest avatar and while I haven’t spent enough time with the OnePlus 7, the overall experience feels snappy for now. At first glance, the interface looks very similar to the one on the OnePlus 7 Pro and that’s a very good thing. There’s something that immediately caught attention right from the moment I booted it up the screen. This phone, unlike the OnePlus 7 Pro, gets a smaller 6.4-inch AMOLED display with Full HD+ resolution and a conventional refresh rate of 60Hz. The display seems to be really good for its price make no mistakes here. But I am used to the 90Hz smoothness of the OnePlus 7 Pro and a 60Hz display now tires eyes. If you are dead-set on buying the OnePlus 7, I would suggest just don’t look at the OnePlus 7 Pro’s display.What puzzles me is the camera department. The OnePlus 6T already had a robust set of dual cameras meant to offer better low-light photography, which is my opinion worked really well. With the OnePlus 7, there’s the popular 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 camera acting as the primary unit while the second unit is simply a 5-megapixel depth sensor. The 48-megapixel camera impressed us fairly on the OnePlus 7 Pro and OnePlus may be relying extensively on the Pixel Binning technology and smarter algorithms for improved low-light performance. I believe retaining the secondary 20-megapixel low-light sensor would still have been a better choice. Nonetheless, wait for our full review to see whether this new setup is good.advertisementLastly, the battery section has been completely left untouched. The same 3700mAh battery has been carried over from the OnePlus 6T and if the optimization is as good as the one on the OnePlus 6T, then I expect at least a day’s backup under heavy load. I wish OnePlus had gone for Warp Charge 30 with the OnePlus 7 but at Rs 32,999, I am willing to live with the 20W Fast Charge system.OnePlus 7 first impressions: Feels like a sensible flagship The OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 ProThe OnePlus 7 starts at Rs 32,999 with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage, which is Rs 16,000 cheaper than the OnePlus7 Pro. If the 90Hz screen and camera performance don’t matter, this seems to be the sensible choice. The OnePlus 7 is even cheaper than its predecessor but does that mean it’s inferior? At first glance, absolutely not. The faster performance is immediately visible while the minor refinements here-and-there seem to make this an unbeatable proposition. We can’t deliver a verdict on this one until the full review but if you want to get this right now, don’t hesitate and go ahead. Just don’t look at the OnePlus 7 Pro before buying this.ALSO READ | OnePlus 7 Pro review: The OnePlus phone that is near perfectALSO READ | OnePlus 7 Pro gaming review: More than enough power with goodness of extra smooth 90Hz screenALSO READ | Redmi K20 Pro vs OnePlus 7: Different takes on affordable flagshipslast_img read more

Lukaku has no Man Utd release clause

first_imgManchester United Lukaku reveals no release clause was included in £75m Man Utd transfer Last updated 2 years ago 04:14 9/2/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Romelu Lukaku Manchester United West Ham United Premier League 08132017 Getty Images Manchester United Romelu Lukaku Premier League The Belgium international joined the Red Devils from Everton during the summer window and is intending to spend “a very long time” at Old Trafford Romelu Lukaku has revealed that there is no release clause in his Manchester United contract as he intends to spend “a very long time” at the club.The Belgium international secured a £75 million switch to Old Trafford during the summer transfer window.Red Devils 9/4 to win the title Article continues below Editors’ Picks Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina That move has allowed him to fulfil his ambition of gracing the Champions League and challenging for top honours.At 24 years of age there is the possibility that he could go chasing further dreams elsewhere in the future, but Lukaku insists he is planning to stick around with the Red Devils for some considerable time.Pressed on whether a release clause was included in the deal which took him to the Theatre of Dreams, the powerful striker told DH: “I don’t have one, but I’m very happy. I hope I stay there for a very long time.”United’s deal for Lukaku has been made to look like very shrewd business, given the start to life he has made at Old Trafford – with four goals in as many games.His price tag also appears favourable, with the record-breaking €222 million move of Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain raising asking prices across the board.Manchester United celebrate Romelu LukakuLukaku is reluctant to speculate to what he could be worth in the future, when supposedly at the peak of his powers, with a proven frontman eager to avoid putting a price on his own head.He added: “I’m not going to leave. I’m happy over there. Manchester United is a big club.”Lukaku has helped United to set the early pace in the Premier League title race, with Jose Mourinho’s side yet to drop a point or concede a goal.He has carried his fine form into the international break, with a hat-trick netted in a 9-0 demolition of Gibraltar on Thursday.last_img read more

a month agoLeicester star Maddison determined to stay grounded

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Leicester star Maddison determined to stay groundedby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester City ace James Maddison is determined not to let his success go to his head.Maddison is confident his family will keep him in line.He told the Daily Mail: “I would never want to come across as arrogant because I wasn’t brought up that way and my mum would be the first to give me a clip around the ear if she thought I was being like that. But I think you have to be confident and have belief in yourself because no one is going to believe in you for you.”He adds: “I’m not conscious of what other people think to be honest. I’ll know if I cross that line and I don’t think I do because I’d never want to be arrogant. There’s no positive of being arrogant, it’s a negative trait.”I am a confident guy and I will always say that but I wasn’t raised to be arrogant, I don’t agree with that. Confidence can go to a certain extent without it being arrogant and I hope I get that balance right and the people that don’t think that, they obviously don’t know me well enough.” last_img read more

2007 Portia White Nominations Being Accepted

first_imgNominations from members and supporters of province’s arts and culture community for the 2007 Portia White Prize are being accepted until Sept. 15. The Portia White Prize promotes excellence, innovation and expression in the arts by honouring outstanding artists who make a significant contribution to the province’s cultural life. It is the province’s largest and most prestigious cultural award and recognized as one of Canada’s major awards in the arts. The recipient is awarded a prize of $18,000 and the opportunity to name an emerging Nova Scotian artist or cultural organization for a protégé prize of $7,000. Nominees must be established artists, either born in Nova Scotia or a resident in the province for the past four years. Nominated artists must have had a significant impact on the province’s cultural life, be currently active in their practice and agree to be nominated. All nominations are reviewed by a committee of peers made up of current leaders in cultural development who are representative of the province’s cultural and geographic diversity. The recipient of the prize will be announced at the second annual Creative Nova Scotia Awards Gala and Conference being held Oct. 18 at the Membertou Trade and Convention Centre in Sydney. Past Portia White Prize winners include, writer and poet George Elliot Clarke, musician and conductor Georg Tinter, visual artist Gary Neil Kennedy, writer Alistair MacLeod, filmmaker Sylvia Hamilton, visual artist Charlotte Wilson-Hammond, theatre artists Jim Morrow and Walter Borden, and visual artist Wayne Boucher, all of whom excelled in their disciplines and attained professional stature and recognition. Portia White was a classical singer from Nova Scotia who rose through adversity to achieve acclaim on the stages of Europe and North America. After retiring from the stage, she devoted her time to teaching and coaching young singers. Her achievements continue to instill pride in the African Nova Scotian community and stand as a model to all Nova Scotians. For more information or to obtain a nomination form, see the department’s website at or contact Lois Ward at 902-424-6392 or by e-mail at .last_img read more

ExBC health minister says pot promising substitute for opioid addiction

first_imgVANCOUVER – Terry Lake, the former British Columbia health minister who oversaw the declaration of a public-health emergency amid the deadly fentanyl crisis, is urging more research on the effects of marijuana on opioid addictions.Now a vice-president at a medical cannabis company, Lake said there is preliminary evidence that shows marijuana can help people with addictions reduce their use of hard drugs and ease the painful symptoms of withdrawal.“I’m not saying it’s the answer to the opioid crisis. I’m saying it’s one of the options we should explore,” said Lake, who chose not to run in last spring’s provincial election.“It’s very promising and deserving of further research and there’s no better place to do that than in British Columbia.”Lake, who was hired last August by Quebec-based Hydropothecary, will join a researcher, an activist and others for a discussion of pot as an opioid substitute at the Lift Cannabis Expo in Vancouver on Sunday.There have been “intriguing” early studies that have suggested cannabis might play a beneficial role in lowering the risk of overdose deaths, said M-J Milloy, a research scientist with the BC Centre on Substance Use.A 2014 study in the peer-reviewed Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine found that states with legal cannabis had an opioid death rate that was 25 per cent lower than states where pot was illegal.A Canadian paper, published last year in The International Journal of Drug Policy, surveyed 271 medical cannabis patients and found 63 per cent used pot as a substitute for prescription drugs and 30 per cent used it as a substitute for opiates.Milloy conducted a study that showed marijuana may help wean people off crack cocaine. His team tracked 122 Vancouver-area crack users over a three-year period and found they reported using the harder drug less often when they opted to consume pot.He said there’s a need for more formal, controlled trials on the effect of cannabis on opioid use, and he and fellow scientists at the B.C. centre plan to undertake some of that work.“We certainly have reports from people who are suffering from opioid use disorder that cannabis helps them mitigate the feelings of withdrawal,” said Milloy, who will participate in the talk with Lake on Sunday.“We also know that many people suffering from things like trauma and chronic pain, which are often the roots of opioid addiction, that they also report that cannabis is useful for them.”Some addictions specialists are skeptical of the idea, Lake noted, as they’re concerned about simply substituting one drug for another. More study is needed, and Lake said he hopes Canada will become a hub for marijuana research after it legalizes pot.While Lake may have a financial interest in promoting medical cannabis, he said he thinks companies must be cautious about “overhyping” the benefits of the drug.“It’s not a panacea. It’s not a cure-all. It very much is dependent on the individual, the condition they are dealing with and their individual response,” he said.British Columbia’s public-health emergency, declared in April 2016, is still underway. Between January and November last year, 1,208 people died of illicit drug overdoses in the province, exceeding 2016’s total of 985 fatalities.Lake said he’s come to believe Canada should adopt the approach of Portugal, which decriminalized all drugs and aims to help people dealing with addiction from the perspective of a health concern rather than a criminal problem.Sarah Blyth, an activist who will join Lake and Milloy for the panel discussion, co-founded the High Hopes Foundation, which provides dried cannabis and oil to opioid users in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.Blyth said a lot of people who have received marijuana through the foundation have stopped using opioids or cut back, though she said she didn’t have concrete numbers.“It helps them go to sleep. It helps them ease physical pain. It helps them ease some of the tension they’re dealing with,” she said. “They know it’s properly dosed. They know what they’re taking.”For several years, the Eden Medicinal Society dispensary chain has also offered cannabis to opioid users to help ease the pain of withdrawal. The chain recently partnered with University of British Columbia psychologist Zach Walsh to deliver a more formal study, which is ongoing.Eden gathered its own data prior to joining forces with Walsh, and found there was a 50 per cent reduction in opiate use among people accessing the program, said Tyler James, the chain’s director of communications.“It was really just to stave off some of the withdrawal symptoms, which can be very debilitating,” he said.— Follow @ellekane on Twitter.last_img read more

Prince Charles Named Vice Patron Of Zoological Society Of London

first_imgThe Zoological Society of London (ZSL) is delighted to announce that Prince Charles is to become its first Vice Patron.Since joining ZSL’s Exceptional Young Zoologist Club aged just 13, The Prince has been a long-time supporter of the Society; most recently visiting ZSL London Zoo in November with the Duke of Cambridge to attend a United for Wildlife meeting.During the visit, their Royal Highnesses were given a tour of the Zoo’s new Tiger Territory exhibit, where they came face-to-face with male Sumatran tiger, Jae Jae, before meeting conservationists for an urgent discussion on how to end the escalating crisis of illegal wildlife trade.The Prince will join his mother, HM Queen Elizabeth II, who has been Royal Patron of the Society since her coronation in 1953.ZSL’s Director General Ralph Armond said: “I am delighted that The Prince of Wales, a long-term campaigner on wildlife conservation, has chosen to become the Vice Patron for the Zoological Society of London. During his recent visit in November it was clearly evident that he shares our passion for animals and protecting them in the wild.“The Prince’s commitment to stopping illegal wildlife trade is very closely aligned with ZSL’s conservation work, and he has shown particular interest in the conservation technology we are developing, including next-generation cameras that will be used by park rangers to help catch poachers.”During his five-year term as Vice Patron, The Prince will be involved in ZSL’s wide-ranging work, which includes ZSL London Zoo and ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, conservation projects in more than 50 countries around the world, and its science arm, the Institute of Zoology.last_img read more


first_imgUnderstandably, neither CW nor producing studio Warner Bros. has announced production plans going forward. Thirteen of 22 Season 3 episodes have aired on the CW in the U.S. and Netflix in Canada, with the 14th scheduled for Wednesday (Thursday on Netflix). Others have been filmed, although it’s not clear how many are left to shoot before Riverdale goes on summer hiatus. Unless producers make a change, Fred would appear in any episodes Perry shot before the stroke.Although Perry’s Fred is not a main character in Riverdale, his absence creates a big problem for the show to resolve. The drama series revolves around Archie and his high school contemporaries, but wise Fred serves as a grounded presence amid the tempest of Riverdale teen drama. Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement The death of an actor on a TV show understandably elicits feelings of sadness, as is the case with Luke Perry of Riverdale.The CW drama shut down production for the day after Monday’s news of Perry’s death less than a week after he suffered a stroke.Perry’s family, friends and his many fans need time to absorb and mourn the loss, but eventually his Riverdale colleagues will have to figure out how to go on without the actor and his character, Fred Andrews, father of central character Archie (K.J. Apa). Advertisement Login/Register With: Luke Perry, pictured with fellow Riverdale star KJ Apa, died Monday. (Netflix Canada) Facebook Twitter A look at how past shows have dealt with actor deaths provides an idea of what options Riverdale might consider.Cory Monteith of GleeMonteith was a major “Glee” character when he died at the age of 31 in 2013. The fifth-season Fox musical dramedy took a production break before eventually presenting a Season 5 tribute episode that dealt with the death of his character, quarterback Finn. Later, executive producer Ryan Murphy revealed his hoped-for final series scene, which was precluded by Monteith’s death. Glee, which already had begun major cast changes before Monteith’s death, ended after its sixth season.last_img read more

CM to blame for plight of sanitation workers Tiwari

first_imgNew Delhi: Following a video on social media showing sanitation workers entering sewers without safety equipment, Delhi BJP President Manoj Tiwari on Friday launched a fresh attack on the AAP-led Delhi government, accusing it of not taking care of them. In a statement, Tiwari blamed the Delhi government for the recent deaths of sanitation workers dying due to lack of appropriate protective gear. He said that despite promising to provide safety equipment for sanitation workers and mechanical sweepers in Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal has failed to fulfill them in the last four years.”Kejriwal is responsible for this plight of the sanitation workers. There is no other department of Delhi government except DJB under the Chief Minister but he is not looking after the sanitation workers who are dying due to lack of facilities,” he said. Accusing the Delhi Chief Minister of having double standards, the MP from North-East Delhi accused the AAP of indulging in appeasement politics, while seemingly not caring for the poor sanitation workers who face dangers of toxic inhalation to earn a living. Tiwari claimed that he has been demanding for salary hikes and safety equipment for sanitation workers, but to no avail. “BJP is committed to the security of sanitation workers and for the betterment of their conditions,” he said. Promising a change in working conditions of Delhi’s sanitation workers, Tiwari said that such change can be affected only if the saffron party comes back to power at the Centre.last_img read more

Cold Rainy Weekend in Store for Morocco Snow to Fall in

Rabat – The National Meteorological Directorate (DMN) forecasts cold, cloudy weather and rain showers on Saturday, January 19.Tangier, Saiss, Doukkala, Loukkos, Rhamna, Abda, Tadla, the Middle Atlas, north of Safi, the Mediterranean, north of the Oriental, the Phosphates Plateaus, and the Rif region will experience cloudy skies and rain today.Snow will coat the peaks of the Middle Atlas mountains. Temperatures will continue to drop in the southeastern areas, the reliefs, the Oriental, and the interior regions of the country. Read Also: Cold, Foggy Weather Settles in Morocco on WeekendModerate to strong winds will sweep the southern provinces.The low temperatures are between -5 and 0 degrees Celsius in the reliefs; 0 and 5 degrees Celsius in the the Phosphates Plateaus, the Southeast, and the Oriental; 5 and 11 degrees Celsius in the northern and central regions; and 7 and 12 degrees Celsius in Souss and the southern provinces.The high temperatures range between 2 and 9 degrees Celsius in the reliefs; 7 and 12 degrees Celsius in Saiss, the Oriental, and the Phosphates Plateaus; 12 and 18 degrees Celsius in the northern, central, and southeastern regions; and 19 and 24 degrees Celsius in the southern provinces. read more

Burning river loses sting in Cleveland 50 years after fire

CLEVELAND — Fifty years after the Cuyahoga River’s most famous fire, a plucky new generation of Cleveland artists and entrepreneurs has turned the old jokes into inspiration and forged decades of embarrassment into a fiery brand of local pride.“Everybody knows Cuyahoga County for the burning river. That happened how many years ago?” said Johnny Rowan, manager of Burning River Coffee in nearby Lakewood. “It was a big joke of the country — heck, the world — for how long? And now people look at us with pride. We’ve taken it, we’ve owned it and we’ve turned it into something positive.”Rowan’s is one of 90 active businesses registered with the state that have “burning river” in their names, the bulk formed in the past five years. The legacy of that June 22, 1969, blaze has been embraced by coffee shops, beer makers, songwriters, poets, sports teams, festivals, endurance races, podcasts, candles and jams.Despite its symbolism, the 1969 fire was hardly the first on the horrifically polluted river. More than a dozen fires broke out over the years, including a deadly 1912 blaze that killed five, and a 1952 fire that caused more than $1.3 million in damage.The 1969 fire began when a spark from a passing train landed on a floating oil and garbage slick, and lasted less than an hour. No pictures exist of the flames. But the blaze atop the Cuyahoga became iconic and led to the creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and contributed to passage of the Clean Water Act and the Safe Drinking Water Act.Somewhere over the past decade or so, the city stopped trying to erase the memory of the fire and began to embrace its many lessons, said Mayor Frank Jackson.“You know what it is? You have to accept yourself,” he said. “They view it not as the river catching fire, but the way they view it is as the beginning of something. It became the starting point.”Things got worse for Cleveland before they got better.In 1972, adding proverbial fuel to the fire, then-Mayor Ralph Perk accidentally set his own hair on fire while using a blowtorch at a public ceremony. That same year, Randy Newman released “Burn On,” singing wistfully that he’d always remember Cleveland because “the Cuyahoga River goes smoking through my dreams.”Decades of economic hardship, social turmoil and famously abysmal luck in sports followed. That losing streak ended when the Cleveland Cavaliers and Akron-born LeBron James brought home a national championship in 2016.“There was a time when Clevelanders were what I call clinically depressed. No matter how much the sun was shining, there was this humdrum attitude about ourselves,” Jackson said. “We’ve overcome that clinically depressed attitude and mentality to be a city that has an expectation of winning.”That new upbeat view began early for Cleveland-based Great Lakes Brewing Co., founded in 1988. Co-founder Patrick Conway said Burning River was one of the first beers the company released.“It was self-deprecating, it was cheeky and we felt 1969 was a different time,” Conway said. “We never would have chosen the name if we had thought the river was still being treated as a sewer or if we felt there was a pejorative feel about the river and the city and the name.”Great Lakes sponsors an annual Burning River Fest, too, added to anniversary events this week celebrating the city’s precious clean-water resources. Those include a Cuyahoga River so clean that, in March, the EPA declared its fish safe to eat.There’s no limit on use of “burning river” by businesses, since you can’t trademark common descriptive phrases.Jake Tuel named his guitar repair shop in the nearby city of Akron after the blaze.“I feel that it’s kind of a message of rebirth, kind of like a river coming back, an ecology coming back, business coming back,” Tuel said of the name Burning River Guitars. “So I thought it had a nice little association with it, as far as our business goes, because our business is guitar restoration.”Gene Natale Jr., who owns Burning River Entertainment, said more clients are choosing the backdrop of Cleveland for their wedding photos.“Somehow the way it entered the public consciousness was, ‘We’re better than you because of our river,’” Natale said. “When you bring up the years when things were miserable, people have a lot more genuine pride in Cleveland. Calling back those days of everyone making fun of Cleveland makes everyone have even more pride.”Malina Rauschenfels, of Burning River Baroque, said her feelings about her social justice music group’s name are so strong that she includes them in grant applications. The artist-run ensemble specializes in interactive Baroque performances.“You find it’s very easy for people to look on the past and say, ‘How could they have done that?’” she said. “We try to twist that and say look how far we’ve come or how not far we’ve come. How can this thing that we look at in history seem so clear to us, and yet our current space in time seems so fuzzy or seems so different? It really isn’t. There are the same lessons to learn.”___Carr Smyth reported from Columbus. Follow her at .Julie Carr Smyth And Tony Dejak, The Associated Press read more

London Waterloo station Fresh commuter misery on day engineering works were supposed

first_imgPassengers have already endured nearly a month’s worth of disruption due to engineering work at Waterloo StationCredit:Dominic Lipinski/PA  commuters at Surbiton station A Network Rail spokesman said: “The upgrades taking place at Waterloo station are some of the biggest and most complex engineering projects ever undertaken on the railway. Waterloo passengers “Over-running engineering work at Waterloo”— Rudy Osorio (@RudyO_HMV) August 29, 2017 But passengers voiced their anger at the new delays, with some asking how Mr Carne had managed to get to Waterloo to deliver his message.Passengers were told in an email message that services running across the whole South Western Railway network may be cancelled, delayed or revised, with disruption expected until noon.Anthony Smith, chief executive of the independent watchdog Transport Focus, said: “Passengers will be disappointed that, after all the promises, communications and planning, the Waterloo upgrade slipped. Passengers booked tickets and made travel plans based on the promises made by the industry. Commuters at Waterloo Station  @SW_Help how can the waterloo upgrade finish yet I’m stood here queuing to get into surbiton? #waterlooupgrade #surbiton— Luke Darling (@lukejdarling) August 29, 2017 The works at Waterloo station on day one (top) and after completion on day 23Credit:Network Rail/PA Well that was a boring morning. Waited over an hour for a train, got on 2 different ones, finally left Waterloo and this train is RAMMED!— Mikey Brett-McStay (@mbrettuk) August 29, 2017 Commuters at Waterloo Station on Tuesday morning Credit:Tess De La Mare/PA #swtrains cancellations, delays, no info. Great welcome back to Waterloo— Chloe Grover (@GroverChloe) August 29, 2017 @SW_Help #disruptionSWR Predictable & embarrassing that Waterloo should be a mess today after 8 months of advertising 28th completion date.— Dave Vasse (@dave_vasse) August 29, 2017 @SW_Help All trains cancelled from Ewell West to Waterloo despite your CEO on TV saying upgrade WOULD finish on time? #southwestfail #shock— Alex Amon (@kiwi_wonder) August 29, 2017 Commuters at Surbiton station, where trains were affected by overrunning engineering work at WaterlooCredit:PA/Twitter/@chocmilk Announcing that the station had “fully reopened” despite the problems, Network Rail route managing director Becky Lumlock said: “The work we have completed in three-and-a-half weeks this August will benefit passengers for decades to come.”The longer platforms will create space for longer trains, making journeys more comfortable for passengers, particularly at the busiest times of day.”Over the next 16 months we’ll turn our attention to the final stages of the redevelopment of the former international terminal.” Waterloo. A game of train roulette.— Hamza Drabu (@HamzaDrabu) August 29, 2017 “We are entering the final stages of that programme and are preparing the railway and station for trains and passengers.”During the process of testing the complex signalling, we identified an issue in this safety-critical system which we are working to resolve.”This will take some time to fix and a small number of early passenger trains may be delayed as a result. We are working hard to minimise delays to passengers, but safely is our number one priority.”center_img Passengers at Waterloo again experienced delays on Tuesday morningCredit:John Stillwell/PA Overrunning engineering works brought fresh misery to commuters using Britain’s busiest rail station on the day it was supposed to open for business as normal following major works.Rail users reported services into London Waterloo being delayed or cancelled altogether, as nearly a month’s worth of disruption caused by the transport hub’s £800 million overhaul lurched into Tuesday.Stations including Queenstown Road, Earlsfield and Norbiton were also closed for longer than expected. They had been due to open first thing on Tuesday, but their opening was delayed by more than an hour – leading to a build-up of passengers. “Clearly the priority is to get things moving again; it is crucial that information is clear and plenty of staff are on hand to help. Then this must be reviewed to make sure the lessons of today are learnt and built into future events.”In the meantime, every single passenger affected should claim compensation. Send a clear message to the industry and make sure your voice is heard.” Waterloo works he works at Waterloo Station in London on day one (top) and after completion on day 23. Network Rail said it expected disruption to be resolved by noon.Passengers took to Twitter to react to the ongoing disruption: One passenger, Jasper Johns, said his journey from Kingston was delayed by up to 40 minutes.The 35-year-old, who has been commuting to and from Waterloo while the works have been carried out, said: “I’ve actually found going in OK, but coming out is an absolute shambles.”Commenting on the continuing delays, he said: “There was an expectation or doubt that it would be ready, because they’re pretty poor when they do these works anyway.”But you’ve kind of had enough. Say 10 minutes more in the morning, then another 20 minutes perhaps in the evening, you take that over a week – it’s an extra hour or so you spend commuting. Over three weeks.”I’ve certainly felt more tired. I’m reasonably young and healthy, but my wife is seven months pregnant, and there’s obviously older and younger people who commute as well, it’s not as easy on them either.” “I’d like to personally thank passengers for their patience over the last few weeks, and apologise for disruption to their journeys this morning.”I’d also like to pay tribute to our 1,000 strong army of engineers and track workers who have delivered such an enormous project.”What the engineering works have been for Mark Carne, the chief executive of Network Rail, apologised to passengers after the fresh delays.Mr Carne said London Waterloo was fully reopened “a little bit later than planned” following a signalling problem that closed platforms during the early morning rush hour.Speaking from Waterloo via a video message Mr Carne said the “amazing” project to increase capacity by 30 per cent would make a “huge difference” in the long run. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. @networkrail seemingly unapologetic about the overrun on engineering works at #Waterloo and ensuing chaos for commuters…— Sam Reeve (@reeve_sam) August 29, 2017 Speaking at Waterloo station, which is the UK’s busiest, one 35-year-old man, an engineer with McClaren, said: “I’m trying to get to Woking. There’s been no information. It’s normal in a situation like this. You just have to wait. You never get any information.” Meanwhile, no Southeastern services are running to or from London Bridge, Waterloo East and Charing Cross until September 2 as work continues to rebuild London Bridge and the surrounding railway.Queuing systems will be in place at Cannon Street station between Tuesday and Friday next week to cope with demand.Commuters trying to reach Waterloo reacted with dismay on social media, with one describing the situation as “predictable and embarrassing”. Ms Lumlock added: “We’ll be working behind the scenes so that we can, by the end of next year, permanently bring the five extra platforms back into use for what will become a modern, high- frequency commuter terminal fit for the 21st century. A 22-year-old IT worker heading to Leatherhead said: “There’s been no information. I’m used to it. You just have to wait. There’s no other choice really.”A 24-year-old tutor trying to travel to New Malden said: “My train was delayed – very delayed and then it was cancelled. It’s annoying. I was told all the work would be finished by yesterday evening but it’s been delayed again and again. It’s really frustrating.”  1st train of day &a guard has ‘bit of bad news’. Waterloo still mashed. Wish I’d placed that ‘no way be finished 28th’ bet now #Waterloo— sam maher (@slave2five) August 29, 2017last_img read more

Lift ban on payments for surrogates says Sir James Munby

Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. A ban on paying surrogate mothers should be lifted, the former head of the family court, has said.Sir James Munby said that society had changed and that lawmakers should adapt accordingly.Although surrogacy is not illegal in the UK, women are banned from advertising themselves as surrogates or receiving payment other than to cover “reasonable expenses,” which are typically between £12,000 and £18,000.Sir James, 70, the most senior family judge in England and Wales until his retirement in July, told the Mail on Sunday: “How is a judge supposed to assess whether the £10,000 paid, for example, is a genuine expense?“By and large even in the cases the court says it’s not a proper expense, the judge waves it through because otherwise what do you do? ‘It’s probably better to face up to reality and move to a proper system of regulation rather than prohibition.”Sir James also defended the right of women in their 50s and 60s to have children, saying that “today’s 60 is like yesterday’s 40” and that life expectancy had changed.“Modern 60-year-old grannies don’t look like grannies did 50 years ago,” he said.“’There is the question of whether it is right and fair to be mothering a child if you’re unlikely to live until it’s an adult. “But the expectation of life for women is 85 give or take. Well if it’s 85 you will comfortably live to see your child become an adult if you have an artificial baby at 60.”Sir James highlighted a landmark case in which a transgender man wanted to be legally registered as their child’s father, noting that concepts of family were changing.“If someone would have said ten years ago that, in a decade’s time, there’s going to be a case in the family division on whether you can have a father without having a mother, people would have thought you were bonkers,” he said.“’Society is moving on and the challenge for lawmakers is what steps, if any, we take to accommodate those changes into our legal framework.” read more

Almonty starts drift development at Sangdong tungsten mine in Korea

first_imgAlmonty Industries has commenced drift development at the Sangdong tungsten mine in the Republic of Korea, and is on course to start full-scale mining in early 2020.The development of some 4,000 meters of 4.5 m x 4.5 m transportation drifts, loading points, passing bays and cross-cuts connecting to orebodies is planned to be completed in 18 months.Gangwon Mining is the contractor undertaking the work under the mine development contract executed on April 23, 2018, with all the permits for development previously obtained and the required registration of licensed personnel for health, safety, environment, explosive treatment, mechanical and electrical supervision completed.The official ceremony for the first blast was held at Sangdong on September 26. Promptly after, the first blasting and subsequent development work began inside the Alfonse D portal.Almonty’s Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Lewis Black said: “The beginning of the mine development work is an important and meaningful step to Almonty for bringing one of the largest and lowest cost tungsten mines in the world back into production after 25 years since its closure in 1993.”Black added: “We are particularly pleased to have engaged Gangwon Mining, the most experienced and competitive mining contractor in Korea with no record of safety incidents over 20 year.”The official commencement of underground development work will also change the status of the Sangdong mine to an operating mine, thus allowing the mine to be eligible for diverse local governmental support and subsidies provided by the mining promotion institutions such as the Korea Resource Corporation and the Mine Reclamation Corporation.This will widen the spectrum of government subsidies significantly, expanding from the previously announced ongoing endowment for the pilot plant which the Korea Institute for Geoscience and Mineral Resources has provided, with the target completion of the pilot plant expected by the end of December.The completion of drift development and mining of ore in intersecting areas together with the completion of the processing plant, which is planned to be commissioned in the June quarter of 2020, are expected to enable the Sangdong mine to start producing concentrate in the middle of 2020.The mine is expected to annually produce some 230,000-240,000 metric tonne units when fully ramped up.The Almonty Korea Tungsten mine was the powerhouse of the economy in the post-Korean War decades, contributing more than 50% of the country’s export revenue as one of the largest global tungsten producers. This mine, along with almost all other metallic mines in South Korea, closed in the 1990s primarily due to low commodity prices, at a time when South Korea was emerging as a manufacturing powerhouse.last_img read more

As amazing as Siri is now heres how it can get even

first_img‘Tis the season for Apple fans around the world to line up (or wait for the doorbell to ring) and get their hands on a shrink-wrapped, boxed-up, shiny new iPhone. Of course the killer feature of this year’s iPhone 4S is undoubtedly the A.I. assistant, Siri. As Siri is described as Beta software, you can bet that Apple is already tweaking and improving “her” capabilities. How can Siri get better?The biggest potential lies in Siri’s getting more access to third-party apps. Sure, Siri can access your contacts, email, messaging, calendar, and all other Apple-made apps, but what about third-party applications? Right now, Yelp and Wolfram Alpha appear to be the only ones in that elite group.It’s understandable why Siri wouldn’t immediately be able to access every app in the App Store. The point is for “her” to respond to everyday language, so when there are competing apps in one category, how are you going to determine which one gets Siri duty? The last thing Apple wants is for users to have to sift through a list of applications in order to choose defaults for Siri. Additionally, if Apple had been working with every developer in the App Store, preparing them for Siri integration at launch, every detail would have been leaked before Apple’s 4S event.It does appear that increased third-party access for Siri is inevitable. Unless Apple wants to develop their own app for every category imaginable, it’s the only logical way for the technology to evolve. So which third party apps will drastically improve the Siri experience?Third-party music players would be a killer addition, particularly music streaming services. Wouldn’t you love to tell Siri, “Play Exodus by Bob Marley in Rdio.” Or, better yet, choose a default music app for Siri to play when you request any song (I’m not sure if Apple would allow that, but it would be awesome). With the huge catalogs that services like Spotify, Rhapsody, Rdio, and Mog offer, you could then hear nearly any song in existence by simply telling Siri to play it (provided you’re a subscriber).Or how about Shazam or Soundhound access for Siri? If the excellent music ID services have a downfall, it’s that you have to unlock your phone, open the app, wait for it to load, and then hit a button before it will even start ‘listening.’ By that point, the song you were trying to identify could be over. But what if you could just say “Siri, Shazam this song,” and she immediately launched the app (very quickly with the A5 processor in the 4S)?For that matter, how about a combination of Netflix and IMDB data? You could beckon Siri to “Play something from the early 90’s with Daniel Day-Lewis in it.” Within seconds, you would see The Last of the Mohicans’ opening credits.Yet another huge category of third-party apps that is missing from Siri is turn-by-turn navigation. Sure, Siri will open Maps and show you a list of directions, but you don’t get voiced real-time navigation. Having Siri connect to Tom Tom, Navigon, or even a future Apple navigation app (?) would be a shot of adrenaline to Siri’s capabilities.Facebook would be another major app for Siri to get friendly with. How about telling Siri to post something to your wall, or send a Facebook message to a friend? Or what if Siri could notify you of new friend requests, and you could tell her whether to accept them? For that matter, if you could access all of the data accessible from your friends’ profiles, you could ask Siri “what was Julie Appleseed’s major in college?” on your way to meet up with your old friend. The possibilities would be nearly endless.If we want to venture into the realm of silliness, how about asking Siri to “launch the bomb bird at the base of the tower, next to the pig with the crown.” Boom. “Siri, create a line of sunflowers, and then plant a pea shooter in the first row where a zombie appears.” Splat.The most amazing thing about Siri is that Apple is just now scratching the surface with this artificial intelligence. As much as you might be blown away by Siri’s capabilities now, we will likely look back at this as “Siri 1.0” five years from now. In much the same way that the first iPhone’s single-paged homescreen – with no third-party apps – looks primitive now, this introductory version of Siri will pale in comparison to where “she” will be then.I can’t wait.last_img read more

HTC announces the HTC One

first_imgIt’s been a while since anyone has seen HTC quite this excited about a product launch. The company’s social network accounts have been steady teasing and hinting at today’s press conference, which we now know is the HTC One. HTC’s joint UK and US press event today offered their best foot forward in a clear demonstration of their earlier announced decision to release what they called “Hero” phones. The long speculated HTC M7, which was even heard during an HTC New Years event being shouted by the CEO himself, has taken the role of Flagship as HTC moves into 2013. HTC has continued their focus on branding their phones as “Lifestyle” devices that place emphasis on interacting with the work around the users. The pre-show video clips were a rotating collage of people from all walks of life, filled with colors and smiles. The HTC M9 is now the HTC One, and it’s clear that the company is looking to continue the feel of this phone being the center of your lifestyle.HTC came out of the gate taking swings at the smartphone ecosystem, focusing on the small hardware and software iterations that have plagued the ecosystem as a whole. HTC promises that the One is different, with an all new hardware design, Camera, and new ways to use the Operating System. HTC is all about unique experienced, including an IR blaster for controlling your home entertainment center. HTC’s reliance on BeatsAudio over the last few years hasn’t been a great experience, though it has continuously impreved right up to the Droid DNA. The One’s front facing stereo speakers are designed to stop the need to cup your smartphone when you listen to anything with the external speakers. HTC’s One is also packing a pair of high quality microphones, with the promise that you could even record music from a live concert without the terrible result that is so familiar from a smartphone. HTC is no stranger to focusing on the camera, and with the HTC One there’s a good reason to. The front facing camera on the One is eye catching, soaking up a lot of real estate on the front of the phone. The One continues their wide angle FFC, positioned in the top right corner for ease of use in both portrait and landscape. The rear camera features what HTC is calling an Ultrapixel, offering the ability to absorb 300% more light, as well as HDR video. The new camera technology is unique to the One, and includes an all new software package to take advantage of this technology called HTC Zoe.HTC Sense is brand new as well, going into Android and changing the UI completely from previous version of the Sense variant. The desktop UI replaces space previously used for apps and widgets, replacing them with a customize-able feed of news, entertainment, and social networking. The new “Blink Feed” focuses heavily on soaking up the whole desktop with snapshots from all kinds of content providers. Most of the launcher items like the app dock and notifications all ring true of Android as we know it, but the desktop feed is now completely HTC controlled. HTC’s hardware construction is nearly 100% aluminum, using a design they call zero gap. The surface of the phone acts as the antenna for radios, allowing the phone to make calls without the potential for human interference. Like the Droid DNA, the front of the phone features Gorilla Glass curved all the way to the edges of the design, with micro-drilled holes for the speakers. The front of the phone is emblazoned with HTC’s logo on either side of the The One will be launching globally, in their largest rollout ever. The phone starts shipping at the end of March on AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile in the US. The phone will be available in 32GB and 64GB variants of a white-ish silver or black. The One will also be available in Best Buy locations around the US on launch day. HTC had dubbed this phone the best phone ever, but keep an eye out for our hands on to make sure!last_img read more

Google rend hommage à Charlie Chaplin

first_imgGoogle rend hommage à Charlie ChaplinAujourd’hui, Google a créé un doodle vidéo pour célébrer le 122e anniversaire de la star du cinéma muet Charlie Chaplin décédée en 1977.Décidément, Google ne perd pas une occasion de créer un nouveau doodle. Aujourd’hui, c’est à Charlie Chaplin, l’acteur vedette du cinéma muet, que le géant américain a décidé de célébrer. Mais bien plus qu’un simple doodle, Google a fait les choses en grand à l’occasion du 122e anniversaire de la naissance de la star.À lire aussiÉquinoxe du Printemps : pourquoi tombe-t-il le 20 mars ?Au lieu du logo habituel, c’est donc un doodle vidéo spécialement réalisé par l’équipe Google qui accueille les internautes sur la page principale du moteur de recherche. Un clip en noir et blanc qui met en scène des acteurs dans une comédie typique de Charlie Chaplin. On y retrouve le célèbrissime personnage à moustache, chapeau melon et canne qui rencontre au fil de son aventure différents protagonistes. Pendant les deux minutes de la vidéo, se succèdent alors mimes, gags mêlés à des apparitions du logo Google.Né le 16 avril 1889 en Angleterre, Charlie Chaplin est devenu une véritable icône de son époque grâce à son personnage de Charlot créé dès 1914. En 50 ans de carrière, il aura tourné près de 100 films et courts métrages parmi lesquels le Kid, le Dictateur et les Temps Modernes. Plusieurs fois récompensés, il meurt en Suisse en novembre 1977. Découvrez le doodle vidéo hommage à Charlie Chaplin en cliquant ci-dessous : Le 15 avril 2011 à 13:25 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Free Mobile LIphone 4S disponible fin janvier

first_imgFree Mobile : L’Iphone 4S disponible fin janvierSuite aux annonces concernant l’offre sans et avec engagement de Free mobile, un communiqué nous informe de l’arrivée prochaine de la star d’Apple dans les terminaux disponibles.Iliad a annoncé, par voie de communiqué de presse, la disponibilité de l’Iphone 4S pour le 27 janvier prochain.L’Iphone 4S 16 GB sera disponible après une première mensuialité de 1 euro, puis 19,99 euros par mois sur un engagement de 36 mois.Le modèle 8 GB sera lui aussi de la partie, à 1 euro à la commande, puis 15 euro sur un engagement de 36 mois.On notera également que le terminal star d’Apple sera disponible plus tôt pour les clients déjà abonnés chez Free, qui pourront obtenir le précieux sésame à partir du 20 janvier.Le 10 janvier 2012 à 11:48 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more