Di Francesco lauds talisman Dzeko

first_imgEusebio Di Francesco singled out Edin Dzeko for individual praise after the Roma striker scored twice and set up another in the 3-0 Champions League win over CSKA Moscow.Dzeko netted his fourth and fifth goals of the Champions League campaign in the space of 13 first-half minutes at Stadio Olimpico, before teeing up Cengiz Under after the interval.It marked a timely return to form for Dzeko, who has now been directly involved in 16 goals in his last 14 Champions League appearances, following an abysmal showing by Roma’s attack in a 2-0 Serie A defeat to SPAL. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! And Roma head coach Di Francesco was delighted with his side’s reaction, and Dzeko’s display in particular. “If he’d scored [against SPAL] that would have been even better,” Di Francesco said.”I must say, he’s an extraordinary player, and not just in terms of his finishing – he gets the team playing, brings the ball down and produces good service for his team-mates.”He’s a fantastic professional, his pre-match preparations are always spot-on. When he has a bad game he might appear lethargic, but he does well when he’s determined.”There were things I wasn’t happy with against SPAL, some occasions where focus was lacking. That’s football, you can never let your guard down.”We showed a lot of good things, including the ability to dig in. CSKA are good between the lines but we found our rhythm, producing some good play and creating chances.”| The thoughts of @EdDzeko after tonight’s important win…#ASRoma #UCL #RomaCSKA pic.twitter.com/GWrqJF5bJ2— AS Roma English (@ASRomaEN) October 23, 2018Veteran Roma captain Daniele De Rossi echoed the coach’s thoughts.”This was a great reaction after losing badly on Saturday in this stadium,” De Rossi told UEFA.com.”It’s never easy to come back here after a defeat and show the personality to win so clearly. We were good, now let’s try to be good more often.”CSKA coach Viktor Goncharenko, meanwhile, insisted that his side – who sit third in Group G on four points – can take positives from their performance.”I don’t want to focus on negative things. We are moving forward, our young team is getting an invaluable experience by playing in these sort of games,” he told UEFA.com.”Surely, it will help us when we face Roma in Moscow. We’ll do our homework.”last_img read more

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Chelsea sign Christensen to new long-term deal

first_imgTransfers Chelsea sign Christensen to new long-term contract Goal Last updated 1 year ago 02:52 1/10/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Andreas Christensen Getty Images Transfers Chelsea The Denmark international centre-back will remain at Stamford Bridge for the foreseeable future after signing a four-and-a-half-year extension Andreas Christensen signed a new four-and-a-half-year contract with Chelsea, the club announced Tuesday.The 21-year-old defender has been a solid player for Antonio Conte’s side this season, making 22 appearances so far.The new deal will keep him at Stamford Bridge until 2022, after he initially signed with the Blues in 2012 and spent the last two seasons on loan at Borussia Monchengladbach. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player  Andreas Christensen has today signed a new four-and-a-half-year contract with the Blues!Full story  https://t.co/0UT79M6P3b pic.twitter.com/tA7Wxeu38P— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) January 9, 2018″It feels really good to sign a new contract and I’m just happy to be committed to Chelsea for the future,” Christensen said in a release. “I’ve played a lot of games, I’m enjoying it at the club and everything is working well.”Christensen, a Denmark international, will likely play in the upcoming World Cup after helping his national team qualify by scoring in a 5-1 play-off victory against the Republic of Ireland in November.last_img read more

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Russian GP: Charles Leclerc emulates Michael Schumacher with 4th pole in a row

first_img Associated Press SochiSeptember 28, 2019UPDATED: September 28, 2019 20:48 IST After qualifying in pole position, Charles Leclerc speaks with 2nd placed Lewis Hamilton. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSCharles Leclerc clinched pole as Lewis Hamilton finished 2nd Russian GP qualifyingHamilton is bidding for his first win since the summer breakHamilton is 65 points ahead of teammate Valtteri Bottas in his quest for a 6th world titleCharles Leclerc clinched his fourth straight pole position and championship leader Lewis Hamilton was second in qualifying at Formula One’s Russian Grand Prix on Saturday.Leclerc finished around 0.40 seconds clear of Hamilton, with Leclerc’s Ferrari teammate Sebastian Vettel third fastest at the Sochi Autodrome.Hamilton is bidding for his first win since the summer break and his Mercedes team is often the dominant force in Russia, having won all of the five races staged here.Hamilton is 65 points ahead of teammate Valtteri Bottas in his quest for a sixth world title, but looks to have his work cut out against Leclerc.Alex Albon crashed out of qualifying. The London-born Thai spun at the slow-speed Turn 13 before slamming into the barriers. The driver confirmed he was unhurt.Earlier Saturday, McLaren said the team will be powered by Mercedes from 2021, ending its association with Renault at the end of the 2020 campaign. The long-term agreement will run until at least 2024.Also Read | Perfect time to join Formula One: Vietnam Grand Prix boss Le Ngoc ChiAlso Read | Great job, really happy for you: Hamilton congratulates Vettel for Singapore GP winFor 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 byAnita Jat Tags :Follow Charles LeclercFollow Russian Grand Prix Next Russian GP: Charles Leclerc emulates Michael Schumacher with 4th pole in a rowCharles Leclerc finished around 0.40 seconds clear of Lewis Hamilton, with Leclerc’s Ferrari teammate Sebastian Vettel third fastest at the Sochi Autodrome.advertisementlast_img read more

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Port of Dover Ferries 1 Million Passengers in 5 Weeks

first_imgzoom The U.K.’s Port of Dover and its ferry partners handled one million passengers from June 29 to August 4 despite recent industrial actions and migrant crisis at France’s Port of Calais.Together with over 200,000 cars and 6,000 coaches, the Port of Dover was able to send one million holidaymakers on their way to the European continent.Tim Godden, General Manager of Strategy and Risk Management, Port of Dover, said: ”The team at the Port of Dover has been working incredibly hard to deliver our customers to mainland Europe by making sure families make that all important summer break. Amidst an extremely challenging backdrop, the Port has stayed open for business throughout and played its part to keep the traffic, Dover and the UK economy moving.” The port and its ferry customers have been delivering more sea crossings as Eurotunnel suffered frequent disruption to its services during the period. As a result, the port says it was able to maximise available capacity for the additional traffic.last_img read more

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CBCRADIOCANADA HOSTS SEMIFINAL ROUND OF JUDGING IN KIDS PROGRAMMING FOR THE 2019

first_imgThe jury participants were as follows:Carrie Paupst ShaughnessyVice President, Scripted – MarblemediaAgnes AugustinPresident & CEO Shaw Rocket FundRachel MarcusVP Creative Development, GuruMarie McCannSenior Director, CBC KidsDaniel BourréExecutive Producer, Kids – Bristow Global MediaDeirdre BrennanContent ExecutiveNathalie ChamberlandDirectrice, Émissions jeunesseCBC/Radio-CanadaNancy ChapelleExecutive Director Bell FundJonas DiamondExecutive Producer, Smiley Guy StudiosAndrea GabouriePresident / Executive Producer Forte EntertainmentMitch GabouriePartner / Executive Producer Forte EntertainmentMichael HirshCEO, WOW UnlimitedChristin SimmsWriter / Executive Producer, Sinking Ship EntertainmentBrandon LaneDevelopment Producer, NELVANAMarney MalabarDirector Kids TV – TVOShabnam RezaeiCo-Founder & President, Big Bad Boo StudiosGia DeLaneyVP, Global Sales & Licensing, Boat Rocker MediaLinda SimenskyVice President, Children’s ProgrammingPBS.About CBC/Radio-CanadaCBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster. Through our mandate to inform, enlighten and entertain, we play a central role in strengthening Canadian culture. As Canada’s trusted news source, we offer a uniquely Canadian perspective on news, current affairs and world affairs. Our distinctively homegrown entertainment programming draws audiences from across the country. Deeply rooted in communities, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Indigenous languages. We also deliver content in Spanish, Arabic and Chinese, as well as both official languages, through Radio Canada International (RCI). We are leading the transformation to meet the needs of Canadians in a digital world. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment On June 24th, CBC/Radio-Canada welcomed a jury of leaders in the kids’ media industry as an official host of the semi-final round of judging in the prestigious 2019 International Emmy® Awards competition. The jury met at the Toronto Broadcasting Centre to review programming submissions in the categories of Kids Factual, Kids Non-Scripted Entertainment and Kids Fiction.“Hosting the round of judging for this category provides an opportunity to build relationships with other key players in the kids’ space and to strengthen youth content in Canada and abroad. As the public broadcaster, we want to create a cultural touchstone for the next generation,” said Catherine Tait, President and CEO, CBC/Radio-Canada.Already a leader in children’s programming, CBC/Radio-Canada recently expanded its commitment to serve a wider range of young audiences in Canada with more high quality, trustworthy, and entertaining content including original and acquired French and English-language programming from Canadian creators for CBC Kids and Radio-Canada Jeunesse. The public broadcaster’s goal is to double the amount of content for young audiences on the CBC Gem streaming service over the next year to match the amount of content already available on ICI TOU.TV. Advertisement Facebook Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With: Twitterlast_img read more

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Closing Bell RIM China growth data boost TSX

TORONTO — The Toronto stock market closed higher Friday on further indications that China continues to recover from a recent economic slump and an analyst upgrade for BlackBerry maker Research In Motion Ltd.Here are the closing numbersTSX — 12,725.69 +50.96 +0.40%S&P 500 — 1,485.98 +5.04 +0.34%Dow — 13,649.70 +53.68 +0.39%Nasdaq — 3,134.71 -1.29 -0.04%The S&P/TSX composite index gained 50.96 points to 12,725.69, its best level in about 11 months, while the TSX Venture Exchange was 2.17 points higher to 1,235.32.The Canadian dollar was down 0.62 of a cent to 100.83 cents US even as Statistics Canada said manufacturing sales increased 1.7% in November to $49.9 billion, the highest level since May 2012. It was also higher than the 1.1% gain that economists expected.Traders looked to the Bank of Canada’s next interest rate announcement on Wednesday. The loonie also fell alongside other cyclical currencies such as the Australian dollar and the Norwegian kroner.U.S. indexes were lacklustre amid solid earnings reports from General Electric and investment bank Morgan Stanley along with a disappointing read on consumer sentiment.The Dow Jones industrials gained 53.68 points to close at a five-year high of 13,649.7 as the University of Michigan’s consumer survey index slipped to 71.3 in January from 72.9 in December.“Although the fiscal cliff was scaled back, consumers appear wary as to the impact of higher taxes on their disposable incomes,” said CIBC World Markets economist Andrew Grantham.“(And) although the decline in sentiment during December had no discernable impact on spending, given the strong retail sales figures, lower confidence could begin to impact spending as 2013 continues,” Grantham added.A disappointing earnings report from chip giant Intel helped push the Nasdaq down 1.3 points to 3,134.71, while the S&P 500 index also ended the session at a five-year high, up 5.04 points to 1,485.98.Research In Motion Ltd. (TSX:RIM) shares were up 7.02% to $15.71 after Jefferies & Co. upgraded the stock to buy from hold and raised its price target to US$19.50 from $13. The move came on expectations RIM will open its corporate BlackBerry email services to iPhone and Android devices.Even before the upgrade, RIM stock had already surged more than 25% over the past week on rising optimism ahead of the unveiling of its new BB10 product on Jan. 30.Traders were relieved at data showing that growth in China rose to 7.9% in the three months ended in December, up from the previous quarter’s 7.4%.For the year, the world’s second-largest economy grew by 7.8%, which was China’s weakest annual performance since the 1990s.The slowdown was due largely to government controls imposed to cool a real estate boom and surging inflation fuelled by Beijing’s massive stimulus in response to the 2008 crisis. But it worsened as demand for Chinese exports dropped unexpectedly, raising the risk of job losses and unrest.However, analysts say China could suffer a setback if exports weaken or the government fails to maintain investment spending that is propping up a recovery.The Chinese data helped push the TSX up 124 points or 0.98% this past week while the Dow industrials rose 161.27 points or 1.19%.All sectors closed higher on the TSX save for a drop in the consumer staples component.Telecoms advanced Friday with Rogers Communications (TSX:RCI.B) ahead 79 cents to $46.23.The financials sector was also ahead, up 0.59% as CIBC (TSX:CM) climbed 69 cents to $83 while Manulife Financial (TSX:MFC) ran up 18 cents to $14.30.Copper prices moved higher in the wake of the Chinese data. China is the world’s biggest consumer of the metal, which is viewed as an economic barometer as it is used in so many applications.The March contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange closed up two cents at US$3.68 a pound and the base metals component on the TSX advanced 0.46%. First Quantum Minerals (TSX:FM) gained 21 cents to C$21.25 and Turquoise Hill Resources (TSX:TRQ) was 27 cents higher at $8.71.The gold sector rose about 0.4% with February bullion down $3.80 to US$1,687 an ounce. Kinross Gold (TSX:K) added eight cents to C$9.45 while Iamgold (TSX:IMG) improved by 15 cents to $10.88.Oil prices were little changed after jumping about $2 over the past two sessions after inventory data showed a sharp decrease in stocks last week. Prices also found support this week after Islamic militants seized an Algerian natural gas facility.The energy sector was ahead 0.45% while the February crude contract on the Nymex added seven cents to US$95.56 a barrel. Canadian Natural Resources (TSX:CNQ) climbed 62 cents to C$29.95 and Imperial Oil (TSX:IMO) ran up 19 cents to $43.61.On the earnings front, General Electric Co. reported net income of US$4 billion on revenue of $39.3 billion for the quarter. The company’s operating profit per share was 44 cents, a penny higher than analysts expected. GE’s revenue also beat analysts’ expectations of $38.8 billion and its shares jumped 3.47% to $22.04.Shares in investment bank Morgan Stanley jumped 7.86% to $22.38 as it said it earned US$867 million or 28 cents a share in the last quarter after stripping out an accounting charge. That beat expectations by a penny. Morgan Stanley revenue jumped 37% to $7.5 billion, beating expectations of $7.2 billion.After the close Thursday, chip giant Intel Corp. posted quarterly net income of $2.47 billion, or 48 cents per share, beating expectations by three cents. Revenue fell 3% to $13.5 billion, matching analyst expectations. On a call with analysts, Intel chief financial officer Stacy Smith admitted that tablets are affecting sales of PC chips, which fell 3% in the quarter. Intel shares lost 6.3% to $21.25. read more

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Mixed news for buses coaches mini and midibuses

•        Overall bus and coach volumes fall 16.1% in month and 13.2% in year to date.•        Midi-buses (8.5-16t) registrations rose by 10.9% in November.•        Coach volumes rise 7.4% in November and 20.7% over the year to date. “Bus and coach registrations collectively fell in all but one month this year. November’s drop was in line with theyear-to-date picture and we expect full year volumes below 7,000 units. This compares with an already weak 7,984 units in 2009, and a 2007 total of 12,241 units,” said Paul Everitt, SMMT Chief Executive. “But the continued rise in coach numbers is welcome; volumes are up by more than a fifth over the year to date. There was also good news in November with mini-bus numbers up 24.3% and midi-buses up 10.9% and strong growth for hybrids.” There are very long lead times in the bus and coach sector between orders or sales and registrations and delivery. This means the recession took longer hit the sector’s registrations. They may also take longer to recover.DownloadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

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The 5 at 5 Tuesday

first_imgEVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you up to speed with the five things you should know as you head out the door.1. #BELFAST Police in Belfast were contacted with reports of a gun pointing out the window of a building on Donegall Street earlier today. The street was closed off for around half an hour. During a search of the building in question, three replica firearms were found in one room. An investigation is underway.2. #DEAN FITZPATRICK The funeral of Dean Fitzpatrick (23) took place in Dublin today, at the Holy Trinity church in Donaghmede. Fr Eoin McCrystal said Dean “was a young man with so much of life ahead of him”. Dean, whose sister Amy went missing aged 15 in Spain five years ago, died after suffering stab wounds on 26 May.3. #INVESTIGATION The University of Limerick is to investigate the role that students may have played in the death of a dog that was allegedly lured to its death in a road traffic accident. The university said any act of cruelty to animals would lead to disciplinary procedures. The investigation follows a report in the Limerick Leader newspaper about the alleged incident in Castletroy.4. #BANK The British Government is reportedly considering a plan which would see it asking the Irish Government to buy Ulster Bank. The bank is currently owned by the Royal Bank of Scotland. Reports say the UK’s equivalent to the Department of Finance has called for RBS to be split into a ‘good bank’ and ‘bad bank’ – or for Ulster Bank to be separated from the rest of the RBS group, possibly through a sale to the Irish government.5. #WEATHER This spring was one of the coldest on record, Met Éireann said today. All three months of the season reported below-average temperatures, with March reporting the coldest conditions. Sunshine totals were below average everywhere except Shannon Airport.last_img read more

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WWE Hall of Famer “Luscious” Johnny Valiant passes away, Hit by a truck while…

first_img Now Playing Up Next Report: WWE creative writer Robert Evans quits the company during Hall of Fame Videos Articles WWE to honor Hall of Famer in Japan this Friday; Bruce Prichard rushed home for oral surgery Videos Articles Pinterest WPXI.com reports that WWE Hall of Famer, “Luscious” Jimmy Valiant died Wednesday morning. Valiant was hit by a truck while crossing North Hills Road in Ross Township, Pa.Valiant (Thomas Sullivan) was 71. According to police, he was not at a crosswalk.“The driver of the truck stayed here on the scene. There’s no indication that this was anything other than a terrible accident at this point, but we’re still investigating.”In 1996, Johnny and “Handsome” Jimmy were inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.From all of us here at Wrestleview.com, we would like to send out our condolences to the family and friends of Johnny Valiant during this very hard time.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipThe Rock Honors Mean Gene OkerlundVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:31/Current Time 0:01Loaded: 100.00%0:01Remaining Time -0:30 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list The Rock Honors Mean Gene Okerlund People Want Chyna Inducted Into The WWE Hall of Fame Wrestling Fans Mourn The Loss Of WWE Legend Mean Gene Okerlund Google+ Twitter Kevin Nash Shares Heartfelt Condolences For WWEs Mean Gene Okerlundcenter_img Rob Van Dam shares thoughts on John Oliver, wrestling high in ECW, WWE Hall of Fame Paul Nemer RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gene Okerlund Facebook Ric Flair Pays Tribute To Late Friend Dwayne Johnson Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Now Playing Up Nextlast_img read more

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Range Rover Velar SVAutobiography Dynamic heaps on the power luxury

first_img Share your voice Land Rover Review • 2018 Range Rover Velar: Effortless SUV elegance on- and off-road Land Rover: Get all your Land Rover news right here.SUVs: Keep up to date with all the SUV news you can handle. 0 SUVs Luxury cars More From Roadshow 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value It was only a matter of time before Land Rover bestowed its fanciest trim level upon the slick Range Rover Velar, and now, here it is.Land Rover on Tuesday unveiled the Range Rover Velar SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition. This brevity-averse trim name carries some of the fanciest appointments Range Rover has on offer. Unlike other SVAutobiography models, however, Land Rover says this one will exist for just one year.But what a year it’ll be. Upon first glance, it’s obvious this isn’t your average Velar. There are larger intakes in the new front bumper, cooling both its engine and its beefier brakes. There’s a new grille, new side moldings and quad tailpipes sticking through a new rear bumper. There’s also a new tray under the transmission tunnel to better channel air. The paint color you see here is only available on this Velar variant, and a contrasting black roof is standard.Hidden under the standard 21-inch wheels is a massive set of stoppers. The SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition rocks 15.5-inch front brakes and 15.6-inch rear brakes, wrapped in red calipers with Land Rover emblems, although black calipers are available for more demure buyers. Enlarge ImageGiant air intakes are usually a good indicator that you’re dealing with something fun. Land Rover The interior ramps things up even further. Replete with double-stitched, perforated, quilted Windsor leather, it’s available in four different color schemes. The front seats have 20-way adjustability and heating, ventilation and massage. The shift paddles are made of real aluminum. There’s also a sportier steering wheel and knurled controls for the infotainment system. Carbon fiber is available for the trim. The 12.3-inch gauge screen has a unique startup screen, because why wouldn’t it?There’s power to back up that plush, too. The Velar SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition sports a 5.0-liter supercharged gas V8 putting out 550 horsepower and 502 pound-feet of torque, enough to push the car to 60 mph in just 4.3 seconds. Its eight-speed automatic transmission has been reconfigured to handle the extra power, and the all-wheel-drive system has a new transfer box dedicated to handling all that hustle. There’s also an active exhaust system that can go from (somewhat) silent to violent depending on driving conditions.The Range Rover Velar SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition isn’t yet on sale, and Land Rover didn’t specify when it would be, but it should be a hot ticket given its limited-edition status. Pricing will likely be announced closer to its release, but for context, you can spec a current Velar to within spitting distance of six figures, so expect this new one to go for at least that much. In regular Range Rover form, the SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition starts at a hefty $177,500. 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealouscenter_img Range Rover Velar SVAutobiography packs 550 hp, high-end trimmings Post a comment 42 Photos More about 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Velar Preview • 2018 Range Rover Velar: I really, really hope you like touchscreens 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Tags Land Roverlast_img read more

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Forget Galaxy Fold 5G and foldable phones go big at MWC 2019

first_img “This will be the most consequential MWC since the launch of 4G,” said Wayne Lam, an analyst at HIS Markit.Where CES in January offered a modest tease of what 5G would look like, MWC will be the proper launch of the next-generation cellular technology. After years of hype that 5G will change our lives by connecting everything to a super-fast and super-responsive network, some of the deployments are actually going live.Heck, even President Donald Trump is tweeting about it. Mobile World Congress 2019 See it Comments $49 See It Adorama Share your voice MWC 2019 phone trends we’ll see 12 Mentioned Above Nokia 3310 Nokia 9 PureView “Beholder.” HNY pic.twitter.com/x4Kh3anP46— Evan Blass (@evleaks) December 31, 2018 Jun 1 • The Nubia Alpha looks like either a house arrest bracelet or Batman’s phone Perhaps it’ll go for a trifecta of retro phones. Or someone like Chinese phone maker Oppo will come out of nowhere to wow crowds.With Samsung out of the mix, anything could happen at MWC. The story originally published at 5 a.m. PT. Jun 29 • Galaxy S10 5G, OnePlus 7 Pro LG V50 ThinQ 5G: Why you shouldn’t rush to buy a 5G phone Close up with the Galaxy Fold screen, notch and hinge $40 This is poised to be a big show. CNET Samsung and the MWC Barcelona conference have long had an up-and-down relationship. The energy at the trade show has ebbed and flowed depending on whether the world’s largest handset maker decides to hold its big first-half phone launch in Spain. If Samsung shows up, there’s a noticeable perk in interest. On Wednesday, just days before this year’s MWC kicks off, Samsung debuted its Galaxy S10 lineup and its Galaxy Fold. In San Francisco. You’d think this would take the wind out of the MWC sails. But between the mix of unique new devices, some international intrigue and, of course, 5G, the show has a good shot of standing on its own without Samsung. MWC traditionally offers you a window into what the smartphone world will look like over the next year. But with 5G, you could be seeing the foundation for how things evolve over the next few years. Tags Jul 9 • Killer cameras and battery life might meet their match in the Note 10center_img 60 Photos See It 2:52 Preview • Nokia 3310 is the phone of the millennium, reinvented for millennials Nokia 3310 reading • Forget Galaxy Fold: 5G and foldable phones go big at MWC 2019 Review • Nokia 3310: Bare bones and lovin’ it Best Buy Mobile World Congress 2019 • See All Another reason to be excited is the potential to see more foldable smartphones in the works. Samsung may have kicked things off with the Galaxy Fold, but Huawei and Xiaomi may have their own flexible devices. LG, likewise, has an intriguing second-screen attachment for one of its flagship phones. The other wrinkle is how Huawei will handle being in the spotlight at the show while dealing with increased global scrutiny over the security of its products. The company typically has a massive presence at MWC, and this year won’t be any different. So yeah, it’s going to be a wild and weird show. 5G, 5G, 5GIt’s 2019, and 5G is finally here. South Korea has switched on the service, although customers and deployments remain limited. In the US, AT&T has real 5G (not the fake 5G E) in a dozen markets, while Verizon has had its 5G Home service up since late last year (some quibble about whether it’s real 5G). img-2683A booth at CES touting 5G. It’ll get more intense at MWC. CNET There’s no question we’ll see slivers of real 5G deployments throughout the conference, with big-name companies like Huawei, Ericsson and Nokia likely putting up test networks in the Fira Gran Via Convention Center. It’ll be a good field test of these networks, given the sheer foot traffic and competing cellular demands of so many different deployments. MWC will also be a good place to see the broader applications beyond a faster smartphone connection. Ericsson in the past has shown how a responsive network can help you remotely drive an excavator thousands of miles away, while Huawei has shown off the potential for smart cities. “The mobile industry is moving forward at rapid pace, and we expect the most significant theme of MWC Barcelona to be how 5G will change the world, and in particular the role it will play in ushering in a new era of intelligent connectivity,” said Mats Granryd, director general of the GSMA, the trade group that puts on the show.Not just SamsungThe Galaxy Fold stole the thunder away from the Galaxy S10 at Samsung Unpacked. Foldable phones at MWC could do the same. While Samsung has gotten the jump on the competition, companies like Huawei and Xiaomi could have the last laugh.Will anyone challenge the Galaxy Fold in the new foldables category? CNET While the Galaxy Fold wowed audiences with its demo, Samsung opted not to let anyone get too close to it, and the phone was MIA when the demo area opened up. Another company could steal the spotlight by offering people a closer hands-on with their foldable devices. At CES, I tried out the Flexpai from Chinese startup Royole. While the software was buggy, the folding display did work well, and it was easily one of the more impressive things I saw at the show. The point is, the bar is low and tolerance for work-in-progress products is high when it comes to flexible phones.  CNET reported that TCL is working on a family of foldable devices, and could offer a tease at the show too.Read: Mate X: Huawei’s $2,600 foldable phone steps up to Galaxy Fold with three screens, four rear cameras, 5G International intrigueIt’s not all fun and games. One of the undercurrents of the show will be how Huawei deals with the questions over its conduct. The US has led the crusade against the company, with its Justice Department leveling numerous charges, including intellectual theft, fraud and obstruction of justice. Meng Wanzhou, the company’s chief financial officer and daughter of founder Ren Zhangfei, is incarcerated in Canada awaiting extradition to the US on some of the charges laid out by the Justice Department. Huawei has denied any wrongdoing, and Ren said in an interview with CBS This Morning that the move was politically motivated. (Note: CNET and CBS This Morning are both part of CBS.)huawei-mwc-2019Huawei has a big presence planned at MWC. Huawei Likewise, ZTE will be coming back from the brink after a settlement with the US Commerce Department over sanctions related to its work with North Korea and Iran. It kept a low profile at CES 2019, but is expected to back with a press conference in Barcelona. Wild-card devices?In the last few years at MWC, phones have emerged out of nowhere to captivate showgoers. There’s the mysterious LG smartphone with a second-screen attachment. It’s not exactly a foldable smartphone, but it’s a potentially unique innovation that gets us past the boring rectangular slab.nokia-new-8110-matrix-banana-2018-mwc-16The retro Nokia “Matrix” phones turned heads last year. Andrew Hoyle/CNET Back in 2017, startup HMD Global, which makes phones using the Nokia brand, caught a lot of attention with its remake of the Nokia 3310, which perfectly tapped into the nostalgia trend that also saw the revival of the NES Classic. HMD did it again last year with the Nokia 8110, also known as the Matrix phone. Leaks point to a phone with an astounding five cameras on the back. Now playing: Watch this: CNET may get a commission from retail offers. May 13 • Galaxy S10E vs. iPhone XR: Every spec compared $59 Phones 5G Huawei LG Nokia Samsunglast_img read more

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Maxedout iMac vs entrylevel iMac Pro Whats the best 5000 Apple desktop

first_img See It 17 Photos • Post a comment See It Tags Mentioned Above Apple iMac Pro 0 See it $4,999 Now playing: Watch this: Adorama $4,999 Apple Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? Do you need a workstation CPU? That’s the main question you need to answer before shelling out $5,000 (£4,899, AU$7,299) for the entry-level configuration of the Apple iMac Pro rather than a top-level configuration of the new iMac. There are other considerations, but the CPU is ultimately what the decision comes down to. Because the iMac is now powerful enough for what most people who are gazing longingly at that bottom Pro model need to do.That’s because a workstation CPU determines how professional applications work with your system, and in some cases, what features they’ll “unlock” for you, as well as offering more sophisticated security. (It used to mean more processor cores, but there are now consumer CPUs with up to 18 cores from Intel and AMD CPUs with up to 32 cores thanks to the core wars.)Since the CPU in an all-in-one isn’t upgradable, that’s what you’re stuck with for the life of the system — you can always add an external GPU to upgrade the graphics processing with either system, for example.The iMac Pro has two more USB-C ports than a standard iMac, a 10Gb Ethernet connection and an SD card slot that can be used with UHS-II cards. It’s also designed to handle faster (i.e., hotter-running) components, with extra ventilation at the bottom. Sarah Tew/CNET You might think that the iMac Pro has some other important differences from the iMac, and you’d be right: It can support up to four additional 4K displays rather than the iMac’s two, or two additional 5K monitors rather than just one, thanks to the two extra USB-C/Thunderbolt ports.It has a higher-bandwidth Ethernet connection, 10Gb versus the iMac’s 1Gb.It supports up to 256GB RAM, including error-correcting ECC memory, which is important for high-precision calculations.But I’d argue that if you need a lot of high-resolution monitors or a big network pipe, or run applications that need ECC memory (and a lot of it), you shouldn’t be buying the base-model iMac Pro. You should probably be spending more on a higher-power configuration. And if you’re worried about future upgradability, you might want to wait and see if Apple manages to get its promised modular Mac Pro out the door this year, anyway.For the same money as the iMac Pro base configuration, you can get an iMac with the Intel Core i9-9900K processor and AMD Radeon Pro Vega 48 GPU plus:1TB SSD and 32GB RAM for $4,249, £4,004, AU$6,669 (the same memory and storage capacity as the entry-level iMac Pro)1TB SSD and 64GB RAM for $4,649, £4,364, AU$7,3092TB SSD and 32GB RAM for $4,849, £4,544, AU$7,629The iMac’s Vega 48 isn’t quite as powerful as the Vega 56 in the iMac Pro, but if you’ve got GPU-bound applications, you probably want the Vega 64, anyway, because it has more memory (16GB versus 8GB). And with the money you save by getting the 1TB/32GB iMac, you can buy yourself a pretty nice second monitor. Computers Desktops See It Best Buy Preview • iMac Pro puts the soul of a Mac Pro in an iMac body CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Apple See All 1:29 Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Apple iMac 2019 hits new highs $4,689 reading • Maxed-out iMac vs. entry-level iMac Pro: What’s the best $5,000 Apple desktop you can buy? Apple’s biggest milestones Share your voice $4,649 Apple iMac Pro Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 Intel Applelast_img read more

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Indian Railways confused over losing 150 million passengers despite no hike in

first_imgThe Indian Railways saw a sharp fall in passenger traffic by 150 million during the April to August period this year, puzzling the railway ministry to ascertain reasons for the decline even though there was no hike in fares.The Minister of State (MoS) for Railways Manoj Sinha was surprised to note the fall in passenger numbers at the General Managers’ (GMs) meeting held on 15 September.”The trains are always full. You cannot get a reservation. Then how can you say the number of passengers travelling in trains is going down. There must be something wrong with the numbers,” he is believed to have said at the meeting.The Railways saw 3.42 billion passengers travelling by trains between April and August this year, compared to 3.57 billion during the same period last year. Factoring the fall, the ministry estimates the overall number of passengers to come down by about 5% in 2015-16. Following the meeting, AK Mittal, chairman, Railway Board, has sent a letter to all the zonal GMs to find out the reasons behind the drop in passenger count.”The Railway Board Members cannot figure out the trend. It has defied their belief that their low fares vis-a-vis road travel would ensure that passengers do not go anywhere,” a senior official in the traffic directorate of railways told The Economic Times.Several railway officials are of the view that the Mittal’s letter made no sense.”It does not require rocket science to figure out why the passenger figures are going down. Maximum loss has been in the short distance and suburban segment. Obviously, passengers prefer road journeys to the unwelcoming railways. They prefer to pay more to save time than to wait for low fare, unpunctual and crowded trains,” said one official.”It is a pain for most passengers to buy a ticket. There are long queues. Ticket vending machines have been installed at some stations like New Delhi but many of them don’t work. If they work, they ask for the exact amount of money and do not return cash. Mobile booking apps have been launched for some segments but how many can use them. Most passengers don’t have credit or debit cards,” he added.Another official cited increase in ticket-less travel and a shortage of train ticket examiners (TTEs) by nearly 5,000 as reasons for the drop in passenger traffic.”TTEs anyway restrict themselves to reserved sections and hardly venture out to the unreserved sections of the train,” the official said.last_img read more

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Airbus Iran deal IranAir takes delivery of its first Airbus airliner as

first_imgIran took delivery of its first western-built Airbus airliner on Wednesday, post the lifting of sanctions. The Airbus A321 landed in capital city Tehran and was received by Iranian Transport Minister Abbas Akhoundi. The brand new fleet of IranAir will eventually comprise 100 Airbus air planes and 80 planes from the Boeing brand.Also read: Iran finalises deal to buy 100 aircraft from Airbus for $10 billionThe first IranAir plane took off from Toulouse (in France) and a passenger on-board included Airbus’ chief Fabrice Bregier, BBC reported. The first landing in Tehran is symbolic of Iran’s emergence from decades of isolation (during sanctions).According to Iran’s state TV, Thursday’s landing was a historic moment for the Middle East nation, which also signals that the era of sanctions has ended for the country. “This is a prelude to the delivery of other aircraft and the renovation of Iran’s ageing air fleet,” BBC cited the local TV report as saying.According to experts, the IranAir fleet is among the oldest fleet in the world and in order to keep flying (in the sanctions era), the airline had relied on smuggling aircraft parts into the country. It was reported last month that the state-run carrier of the Iranian republic, has agreed to buy 100 planes from Airbus in a deal valued at about $10 billion. The first delivery of seven to eight aircraft would be completed by 2017. The deal comprises purchase of both narrow-body and wide-body aircraft and will be formally sealed shortly.Iran’s 14 airlines, including state-owned IranAir, have a combined capacity to fly 22 million passengers every year, according to aviation research body Centre for Aviation. The country’s other carriers include ATA Airlines, Atrak Air, Iran Aseman Airlines, Mahan Air, Meraj Airlines, Qeshm Airlines, Taban Air and Zagros Airlines.last_img read more

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GOP Reps Introduce Bill to Carry Concealed Weapons in DC

first_imgIn the wake of a shooting that left Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise and two federal police officers wounded, Reps. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) and Barry Loudermilk (R-Ga.) introduced legislation which would allow representatives and senators to carry handguns for their own protection.  However, with District officials and residents firmly opposed to open-carry gun legislation, lines are being drawn between city rights and the safety of legislators.(AP Photo/Al Behrman)The shooting took place in the morning hours of June 14 on an Alexandria, Va. baseball field as Scalise and others practiced for an impending Congressional baseball game at Nationals Park. A handwritten list reportedly found by the FBI in a van belonging to the shooter, James Hodgkinson, contained the names of several conservative Republican lawmakers, including Brooks himself as well as Reps. Scot DesJarlais (R-Tenn.), Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) and Morgan Griffith (R-Va.).In introducing the bill, Loudermilk argued that increased hostility and open aggression toward elected officials required lawmakers to be able to defend themselves. “If this had happened in Georgia, [Hodgkinson] wouldn’t have gotten too far,” Loudermilk said. “I had a staff member who was in his car maybe 20 yards behind the shooter, who was pinned in his car, who back in Georgia carries a 9-millimeter in his car. He had a clear shot at him. But here, we’re not allowed to carry any weapons here.”Brooks, who was at the field when the shooting occurred, said the District’s open-carry ban leaves him and others vulnerable to similar attacks. “Right now, when we’re in Washington, D.C., once we’re off the complex . . . we’re still high-profile targets, but we have absolutely no way to defend ourselves because of Washington, D.C.’s rather restrictive gun laws,” Brooks said.  “You’ve got a situation where, yes, this one shooter has been killed, but he’s a member of an organization that applauded what transpired on Wednesday,” Brooks added. “And so those of us who are on this assassination list . . . it behooves us to be a little bit more wary than we otherwise might be.”Whatever the personal threat may be to elected officials, D.C. lawmakers and residents said the solution cannot include usurping the will of residents. In a statement, D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton said that D.C. local gun safety laws are in place for larger reasons.“If Representative Brooks believes it is the best policy for members of Congress to carry guns at all times, why not introduce a bill that allows members to carry guns anywhere they go?  The truth is Representative Brooks wants to misuse congressional power over the District of Columbia to single out our local jurisdiction,” Norton said.  “After last week’s shooting, Representative Brooks called for sending a message of unity and bipartisanship to the American people. He is undermining that goal with his attack on D.C.’s local gun safety laws.”D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) said she could not take a position without reviewing the legislation.“We, of course, with the council of the District of Columbia pass the laws that we think help make D.C. safer and stronger, and that’s going to be our view,” she said at a news conference on June 15. “I don’t have any idea what [Loudermilk’s legislation] is, so I would have to see it first.”D.C. Councilmember Charles Allen (D-Ward 6), who is chairman of the council’s judiciary and public safety committee, said the District should be able to make its own laws without interference from Congress. “It feels like, unfortunately, here they go again,” he said. “The voters of the District of Columbia should be the ones who decide what our gun laws are.”last_img read more

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And we have the winners

first_imgOn Saturday night, 27 April,  three bands took to the stage to see who would be crowned the first Delhi Indie Night: Battle of the Bands Champions. The Alibi, Pilgrim and Tarik had won their respective heats earlier in the month, and now it was time to see which of these would prove to be the fans’ favourite.By the end of the night, the six-piece outfit Pilgrim was declared the overall winners of the month-long competition. The upbeat and rhythmic indie music, which has made them so popular, had the crowd in raptures by the end of their performance. And following the audience vote (after all three bands had played) it was Pilgrim who ran out deserved winners. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Winning this competition was no mean feat, especially since sixty bands entered, with twelve of those being chosen to perform live over three Saturdays in April. All twelve bands put on fantastic sets, and each of them helped to make this competition one of the most successful and popular live events in Delhi this year – with over 800 people in attendance throughout.Pilgrim, having been crowned champions, will now receive the following prize package: The coveted Delhi Indie Night: Battle of the Bands Winners’ Trophy – A one-hour slot on the Radio One (94.3 FM) Drive in Delhi evening show;  a music video shot and produced by Red Door Productions and some more treats. Enthusiastic audience, some hard-core talent and a lot of music and days later, the competition comes to a close and we cannot wait for next year!last_img read more

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Land of the black gold

first_imgWills Lifestyle Fashion Week (WIFW) 2014, the Autumn Winter edition kicked off amidst a lot of high energy and excitement. Scheduled to take grip over the Capital till 30 March, the WIFW Autumn Winter ball was set rolling by Tarun Tahliani on Wednesday. Following the high octane show that had the sexy Shilpa Shetty walking the ramp,  Anupamaa Dayal,  Vineet Bahl, Kiran Uttam Ghosh, Raakesh Agarvwal, Shantanu &Nikhil and finally Rina Dhaka brought Day 1 to a close. Raakesh Agarvwal and Shantanu & Nikhil get the thumbs up from us – we loved their collections. Agarvwal played with bold sexy cuts in black and gold while Shantanu & Nikhil took us on a dream reverie of lace, chiffon and some stunning filigree details. Black and gold dominated Day 1 almost unanimously making way for rich reds, greens, blues and some very delicate pinks.last_img read more

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Most opened global news articles in 2017 on travel tourism and the

first_img2017 was a busy year for eTurboNews publications. More than 46,000 articles published, 14 news portals, 17 e-newsletters in English and German reaching more than 230,000 travel professionals in more than 200 countries and territories. Thanks to search engines and global media more than 4,1 million people in the world at least read one eTN […] Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… LGBT tourism outreach? You got to read this and participate…LGBT tourism outreach? You got to read this and participate…LGBT Tourism is a $211 billion annual travel industry: LGBT Masterclass at WTM LondonMore articles on eTurboNews click here Click to read the full article Most opened global news articles in 2017 on travel, tourism and the visitors industry eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us)last_img read more

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Ferry passengers to Isla Mujeres get red light green light security inspection

first_imgIsla Mujeres, Q.R. — Passengers arriving at the Ultramar ferry terminal for Isla Mujeres will be subject to increased security protocol, similar to those used in airports. Photo: Riviera Maya News Baez added that the Integral Port Administration of Quintana Roo are looking to implement a similar system in the Isla Mujeres terminal in a bid to stop the trafficking of prohibited substances including weapons.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window) As of April 1, Ultramar says they will begin a new security protocol in order to guarantee the safety of tourists and residents of Isla Mujeres. He explained that by provision of the Ministry of Communications and Transportation, all maritime terminals must adhere to the new security system adding that passengers at the Grand Port terminal will be subject to a random inspection using the red light, green light system. If a passenger presses the button and receives a red light, they, along with their belongings, will be subject to an inspection. Arturo Baez, operations manager of Ultramar confirmed the announcement, which was made during an operations council meeting in the Integral Port Administration of Quintana Roo. He explained that the new provision will come into effect as of April 1, and is in compliance with the new official provisions on safety.last_img read more

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