first_imgFidget Feet Aerial Dance Company spent two days in Loreto Secondary School, Letterkenny giving workshops to six groups of very enthusiastic students.This was a great opportunity for them to do something completely different and they had a wonderful experience.   PICTURE SPECIAL: FIDGET FEET AERIAL DANCE COMPANY AT LORETO LETTERKENNY was last modified: February 19th, 2014 by John2Share this: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 Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Aerial Dance CompanyFidget FeetLoreto Letterkennylast_img read more

Eggciting Bricks 4 Kidz Lego movie camps coming to Donegal this Easter!

first_imgBricks 4 Kidz are bringing their ever-popular Lego themed camps to seven locations throughout Donegal during the Easter School holidays.These 4 day camps are the ideal solution for keeping kids entertained and will involve loads of new builds from various Lego movies. Led by a team of fully Garda-vetted tutors, kids will get to be creative and innovative as they use the custom made Bricks 4 Kidz equipment, including motorised Lego technic and build plans, to build a world of amazing Lego creations. These extremely popular camps are designed to trigger young children’s lively imaginations and build their self-confidence. Providing an environment where children can make new friends of the same age and with similar interests by combining team work elements to our camps. While your little master builders are having fun, the activities are also educational.Dates and locations of camps for Easter 2019:Monday 15th to Thursday 18th April – 10am to 1pm Pinehill Studios LetterkennyLakeside Centre BallyshannonDolmen centre PortnooIonad Naomh Padraig GweedoreTuesday 23rd to Friday 26th April – 10am to 1pmPinehill Studios LetterkennyThe Energy Hub Donegal TownThe Exchange BuncranaThe Colgan Hall CarndonaghCost: 75 Euro for 1 child, 140 Euro for 2 kids, 195 Euro for 3 kids – places strictly limited.Book now on https://www.bricks4kidz.ie/donegal/easter-camps/ or contact JP on 0863894833Eggciting Bricks 4 Kidz Lego movie camps coming to Donegal this Easter! was last modified: March 28th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this: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 Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:bricks 4 kidzcampsEasterLegolast_img read more

DeGale to make title defence in Canada

first_imgJames DeGale will fight in Canada next month.The Harlesden super-middleweight will take on an as yet unannounced opponent at Casiono Lac-Leamy, Gatineau, on 17 May.It will be the 27-year-old’s first fight since beating Colombian Fulgencio Zuniga in December.He had been due to defend his WBC Silver title in March against another Colombian, Alexander Brand, but that was postponed.The appearance in Canada will be only DeGale’s second professional bout outside Britain – he beat Cristian Sanavia in Denmark last April.See also:Woe for DeGale as fight is postponed 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Half-time: PSG 1 Chelsea 1

first_imgEden Hazard equalised with a 27th-minute penalty and then hit the woodwork as Chelsea recovered from a nightmare start to the Champions League quarter-final first leg in Paris.The Blues, playing without a recognised striker after Fernando Torres was left on the bench, went behind in the fourth minute.John Terry’s weak header dropped to Ezequiel Lavezzi and the Argentine fired home with a classy half-volley from 10 yards out.Chelsea will be without Ramires for the second leg after the Brazilian was yellow-carded following a foul on Lavezzi.But their prospects ahead of that return leg improved when Hazard scored from the spot – his 17th goal of the season – after Thiago Silva brought down Oscar.Having made such a strong start, Paris St-Germain faded and struggled to get strikers Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Edinson Cavani into the game.And Hazard almost put his side ahead with a stunning left-footed volley against the post after the Belgian had been found by Willian.Cavani appealed in vain for a penalty following a challenge from Gary Cahill moments before the interval.Chelsea: Cech; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Ramires, Luiz; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Schurrle.Subs: Schwarzer, Kalas, Ake, Mikel, Lampard, Torres, Ba.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

South Africans, help brand your country!

first_img1 June 2011The International Marketing Council of South Africa (IMC) has called on ordinary South Africans to help SA compete globally by building the country’s image and brand, and do their bit to put an end to misconceptions about the country at home and abroad.The body, which is responsible for marketing South Africa domestically and abroad, has appealed to all citizens, including business and the government, to rally behind Brand South Africa through the demonstration of ubuntu, innovation, creativity, sustainability, diversity and possibility, the five pillars of Brand South Africa.This and other pertinent issues highlighting the need for patriotism were discussed with entrepreneurs, chief executives, the government, leaders of civil society and the like at a one-day stakeholder summit in Johannesburg on Tuesday. The meeting was the first of a series of provincial summits that have been planned for the rest of the year. Limpopo province is next on the list.Dina Pule, the deputy minister in the Presidency, said the branding of South Africa was no longer a choice, but a necessity which required the concerted effort of all stakeholders to achieve “any real measure of success”.Because of the rapid advancement of globalisation, South Africa needed to fight for its share of attention and respect from the international media, governments and citizens of other countries. Pule said the country ought to re-shape its national identity to compete with other nations for power, prestige, influence and wealth, while attracting tourism and investment and creating jobs.Team South AfricaChichi Maponya, the IMC board deputy chairman, said every South African should embrace the concept of building and enhancing the nation’s brand. She urged every citizen to rally behind Team South Africa, and help the IMC to fulfil its mandate. “A nation brand is a promise made. A successful nation brand is one that is kept,” she said.Maponya encouraged all South Africans to act as national ambassadors and help debunk myths about the country, while creating new perceptions. “A nation’s brand is key to its success irrespective whether it is an advanced or developing economy,” she said.The IMC’s primary role is to develop and implement a pro-active marketing, communication and reputation management strategy for the country. It aims to attract investment and enhance tourism, trade and business with the international community. Its long-term goals include making South Africa a top 20 brand and a top 30 globally competitive nation by 2020.“To achieve this we need every member of Team SA to align their business and marketing strategies as far as possible with the objectives of building a strong, reputable nation brand for South Africa,” said Maponya.She noted that the inclusion of South Africa in the BRICS alliance of emerging countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – placed the nation at the “cutting edge of a new global paradigm, which could help reach consensus on issues such as trade, poverty reduction, the global financial system, and the growing tensions around limited resources”.Brand South AfricaThe IMC board chairman, Anitha Soni, said rallying behind Brand South Africa was “easy”.“Share your innovations and creativity, partner with brand South Africa on their programmes. Create sustainable initiatives that depict who we are as a nation, and what the future we co-create looks like. Build South Africa for us to live and develop in, a South Africa known internationally for its ability to easily do business with and ultimately a South Africa with a sustainable competitive advantage,” Soni explained.The IMC was established in 2002 as an agency of the state charged with creating a positive image of South Africa.It has several ways that people can help make South Africa great:Create the reality of global competitiveness;Identify and leverage symbolic events, people and places to communicate South Africa’s identity and reputation;Provide clear, believable and positive communication of what South Africa really is, what it stands for and its vision;Stimulate relevant and critical innovations;Create harmony and co-ordination to tell the same powerful, believable and interesting story about South Africa; andNourish confidence, pride, harmony, ambition and national resolve to enhance the national Active Citizenship Mobilisation Campaign.Source: City of Johannesbrglast_img read more

Khoi San centre will keep heritage alive

first_imgA hundred kilometres from the closest big town, a San community and the makers of a documentary on their disappearing language are hoping to build a cultural centre.On land the community has set aside, the team behind award-winning documentary Lost Tongue intend to build a multimedia and skills centre for the community. Even here, in what can be described as the point between somewhere and nowhere, they hope to build a place of memory, an emblematic cultural space to rechart a region’s fortunes and save a culture from extinction.Davison Mudzingwa, the Lost Tongue director, explains the vision. “With the community we want to build a multimedia skills centre, a central place where the community can come together and use film, photography and sound to tell their own stories.”It is to be a safe space to remember, celebrate and protect the N!uu language, a space where the community can create, curate, save and share their culture with the world. Construction will begin as soon the community and the filmmakers can find funding.Producer Francis Hweshe says they have reached out to funders already. But, in tough times, it has been difficult to convince companies and funders to part with cash. “For us, this is the next and important step. We tell people that if they are worried by what we lose when a language dies, then this is the first step. Let’s try to save what we can together.”The community as partnersFor some communities, cultures die because young people are drawn to the cities. In finding their space they lose their sense of home and, eventually, memories of their identity and language disappear.For a budgeted R17-million, the community and Mvura Ya Afrika Productions will build a centre that uses technology to breathe life into a language spoken only in one small corner of Africa, and broadcast it to the world. They envision that all the content created by the people using the centre will be available online.Elders see this project as necessary not just to save their language, but also to save their people. Like many forgotten groups, Hweshe explains, “…the youth are on the margins. This is a community ravaged by drugs and alcohol. The future of the youth is also important to the elders. For the community this is a way to empower them as a people.”The centre will also be accessible to the group at all times. The builders are planning to host summer schools and holiday activities. But this is not the only reason the centre will be built in Andriesvale, as opposed to a bigger town.“People are not tourist attractions. We do not want to commodify the community. Outsiders who visit the centre will be there because they have an interest in the community; they will be cultural activists or academics – experts who are there to uplift the community.”Window to the worldShort films, photo essays and recordings of the community’s mother tongue will be accessible to an audience beyond the dusty streets of Andriesvale. The archive will be accessible to anyone anywhere. And the online radio station will allow the people of the village to reach out to the world.For Mudzingwa, technology is the most important tool available to help save African languages. “For rural African communities, technology makes the world accessible. It is the best way for us to preserve a culture and a way of life. It makes it possible for anyone to document and archive a culture we are at risk of losing.”Making the centre a reality matters to the producers of Lost Tongue. They do not want to be remembered as just another production that smiled, shot and then left the place as they found it. “As Africans we are passionate about preserving an African culture. It was never going to be enough to be complimented on our film without something tangible being born out of it,” Mudzingwa explains.Mudzingwa, Hweshe and the community understand the urgency. There are just a handful of N!uu speakers left; according to researchers there may as few as six – all frail and living in communities where their language, and the heritage that goes along with it, is considered unimportant.“We need to learn from these people. We need to show the value of these people who have clung to their identity despite losing so much else,” Mudzingwa explains. “Imagine if we let go of our own people, tribes and nations in the same way. This centre will help maintain this community, and allow the generations that come after to learn.”SouthAfrica.info reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using SouthAfrica.info materiallast_img read more

Ind vs Ire: Yuvraj shines as India win by five wickets

first_imgYuvraj Singh excelled in both departments of the game as India restored the ‘minnows’ tag upon Ireland, that had been removed post their win over England. Score | PhotosYuvraj scalped five wickets and then scored an unbeaten 50 during the World Cup Group B match at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on Sunday. He earned the Man-of-the-Match award for his efforts.Chasing a meagre 208, India put 210 on board with Yusuf Pathan hitting a four off the last ball off the 46th over to finish off the match with four overs remaining.Ireland didn’t put up a large score on board but their players were in no mood to give India an easy outing. And Trent Johnston went according to the plan, scalping Virender Sehwag on the first ball of the second over, taking his catch off his own over. He fell for five and India went down to 9-1.They pressed on and Gautam Gambhir too fell. And once again it was Johnston to the fore. Gambhir wanted to clear it past the short fine leg, but Alex Cusack cut short his shot and Gambhir fell for 11 and the India scorecard read 24/2 in 5.2 overs.Unfortunately for the Ireland team, Johnston injured his knee while bowling the 10th over of the innings. He completed his over, but left the field soon after that.Then Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli got on with a partnership. And just when the Irish fans were beginning to lose hope Tendulkar fell to 18-year old left-arm spinner George Dockrell on 38 with an LBW written against his initials. A clean and straight delivery hit Tendulkar on the thigh when he was trying to go for a sweep shot. Tendulkar’s 63-run third wicket stand with Kohli helped India to 87/3.Then it was celebration time for the Irish fans, for India lost their fourth wicket in a jiffy with Virat Kohli getting run out when the India score was 100. He scored 34.But with a deep batting line-up India had nothing to fear. Soon Yuvraj Singh and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni forged a partnership to push the score from 100/4 to 167/5. The fifth wicket was that of skipper Dhoni, who fell to Dockrell on 34 in very much the same fashion as Sachin Tendulkar had departed with an LBW against his name.Then it was Yusuf Pathan’s turn to hit his famous over the fence shots and up the scoring rate by a mile. He hit two sixes off Dockrell to drive home that point that India’s win was round the corner. In the 45th over India decided to take the Powerplay and raise the tempo and wrap up the innings early. That they did in the 46th over with 210 runs on board.Ireland inningsIndian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and elected to bowl and it was Yuvraj Singh, who benefited by the decision finishing with a five-wicket haul as Ireland folded to 207.Earlier, India pacer Zaheer Khan bowled out Ireland’s Paul Stirling and Ed Joyce to stamp his class early in the match.First Zaheer got the better of Stirling with a quickish delivery that caved in and before the batsman could realise what had happened his stumps were off. He fell for a duck. Then in the third over of the innings, Zaheer struck again to send back Ed Joyce on 4, with skipper Dhoni performing the final rites behind the stumps. Ireland slumped to 9-2. But, post those two wickets, Ireland skipper William Porterfield and Niall O’Brien got on with a good partnership. They rotated the strike well to fox the India bowlers. Every lose ball was sent past the boundary while the good ones were nicely defended.But Niall O’Brien’s run out upset the Irish team’s plans. A loose ball from Harbhajan Singh was driven towards the covers by Porterfield, who started off for a run. But Virat Kohli showed impressive agility on the field and threw the ball towards keeper MS Dhoni, who removed the bails off and Niall was short of his crease. He fell for 46 after forging a fine 113-run partnership with Porterfield. Ireland slumped to 122/3 in the 27th over. It was the right time for the India bowlers to press further and they went according to the plan as Yuvraj Singh claimed the next man Andrew White with skipper Dhoni taking a regulation catch behind the stumps. White scored 5 and Ireland went down to 129/4.Kevin O’Brien, the man who scored the fastest century of the World Cup in the previous match against England, was still at the crease and that gave some hope to their fans. The hopes were short-lived as Yuvraj Singh struck again and this time he got rid of Kevin taking a fine catch off his own bowling in the 34th over. He fell for 9 when the Ireland score was 147.   But Yuvraj was hungry for more and this time he accounted for opposition skipper William Porterfield. But it wasn’t a delivery that would make a bowler proud of, yet it got the most wanted wicket in the Irish camp. A short ball that was turning slowly was hit hard by Porterfield, but it failed to go past the covers where Harbhajan Singh took a fine catch to send the batsman back on 75 and the Ireland score read 160/6.By now Yuvraj was on song and he claimed John Mooney on 5 trapping him leg before to increase his victims list to four. But, there was more to follow as Alex Cusack too fell and he too became a victim of Yuvraj’s turners. This was Yuvraj’s fifth wicket of the day.Post Mooney’s wicket, things became easy for India bowlers and they tightened the noose. Soon Ireland batting line-up folded on 207 in the 48th over.advertisementadvertisementlast_img read more

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro, OnePlus 6, Samsung Galaxy S9+: Best phones to buy in August

first_imgIt has been a pretty busy past few months with Android OEMs launching a number of phones around the world and in India. Most mainstream brands have launched their 2018 flagships while some others are nearing their major unveiling in a couple of months. We have also seen a number of notched phones and phones that keep to a more traditional design language. The options right now are plenty across various segments of the market, which is why a little list compiling the best of the best should come in handy.In our list for the month of August, we take a look at some of the best phones, across each price segment, that is worth your money depending on your budget. This list will include phones from Xiaomi, Nokia, Samsung, OnePlus, Oppo and Apple among others that have managed to impress in terms of all-round performance. These phones are worth every penny that you can shell out and are worth considering if you’re in the market right now.Cheapest phone worth buyingRedmi 5A: Rs 6,999Doesn’t seem like Xiaomi’s Redmi 5A (Review) is planning on calling it quits anytime soon. There’s practically no competition right now in the entry-level segment that can take on the Redmi 5A. The budget offering from Xiaomi is not a looker or offer spectacular specs. But it offers just a little more than what most other can at this price point.The Redmi 5A sports a 5-inch HD IPS display and is powered by a 1.4GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor coupled with Adreno 308 GPU. The dual-SIM phones runs Android Nougat-based MIUI 9 out-of-the-box and supports 4G LTE (VoLTE-ready) connectivity. Optics for the Redmi 5A includes a 13-megapixel camera on the rear with f/2.2 aperture, Phase Detection Auto-focus and LED flash. Up front you get a 5-megapixel selfie camera. The handset houses a 3,000mAh battery that the company claims will offer up to 8 days of standby time.advertisementBest phone(s) under Rs 10,000Redmi Note 5: Rs 9,999Xiaomi continues to hold a strong position in the sub-Rs 10,000 segment. Not only does the Redmi 5A take the entry-level spot, there’s also the Redmi Note 5 (Review) which comes in just under Rs 10,000 and offers so much more in terms of performance and design. The phone takes everything that made the Redmi Note 4 so successful in India and adds a more 2018 look and feel to it. Much like the Redmi Note 4, the Redmi Note 5 is powered by a 2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset with Adreno 506 GPU. Similarly, it comes in two variants – one with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage and one with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, expandable up to 128GB via a hybrid microSD card slot. The biggest difference is that unlike the Redmi Note 4, the Redmi Note 5 sports 5.99-inch FHD+ (1080×2160) display with an 18:9 aspect ratio.Best phone(s) under Rs 20,000Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1: Rs 10,999Asus has had a pretty good 2018 so far after launching two very impressive smartphones. The first one is the affordable ZenFone Max Pro M1 which comes with an 18:9 display, solid performance and some really good cameras along with stock Android Oreo and a massive 5,000mAh battery at just Rs 10,999.The ZenFone Max Pro M1 (Review) is powered by a very capable and powerful Snapdragon 636 chipset, which is the same chip that powers the Redmi Note 5 Pro as well. The phone sports a 5.99-inch FHD+ display and comes with up to 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage which is expandable up to 256GB via microSD. The dual-SIM phone supports 4G LTE (VoLTE-ready) and also USB OTG. The dual rear camera system includes one 13-megapixel camera (f/2.2 aperture) and a secondary 5-megapixel camera for depth sensing. The cameras are assisted by PDAF and LED flash, and are capable of shooting 4K videos as well. On the front, you get an 8-megapixel camera with LED flash.Realme 1: Rs 13,999The Realme 1 (Review) is the first smartphone to come out of Oppo’s sub-brand Realme (which recently announced it will act as a standalone brand under Oppo). Realme’s ideology is based on offering good-looking phones with impressive specs at an affordable price and the Realme 1 is the result of that. The phone has done impressively in India and this week the company announced it sold over 400,000 units of the Realme 1 in 40 days. Additionally, Realme promised that the device will receive Android P in the future. The RealMe 1 sports a 5.99-inch FHD+ display and 18:9 aspect ratio, similar to the Redmi Note 5 and Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1. It is powered by a powerful and energy efficient octa-core Helio P60 chipset and runs Android 8.1 Oreo with Oppo’s custom ColorOS 5.0 on top. The phone supports dual 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-FI 802.11ac, among other things. The high-end variant, which is priced at Rs 13,999, is offered with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. Apart from Diamond Black, the Realme 1 is also offered in Silver and Solar Red variants.advertisementRedmi Note 5 Pro: Rs 14,999We were hoping the Mi A2 would make it to this list, but after using the latest Android One device, we still feel the Redmi Note 5 Pro (Review) is a better value for money offering. The Redmi Note 5 Pro has proved to be a beast to watch out for in the sub-Rs 20,000 segment. The phones comes with pretty much everything you could want from a low-cost mid-range phone including an 18:9 display, a powerful chipset, a massive battery life and excellent cameras for its price.The Redmi Note 5 Pro sports a 5.99-inch FHD+ display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by a Snapdragon 636 processor which brings Qualcomm’s Kryo 260 CPU cores that will deliver around 40 per cent more power than the Snapdragon 630. This is coupled with either 4GB or 6GB of RAM along with 64GB of internal storage. Thanks to a powerful as well as a power efficient chipset, the Redmi Note 5 Pro is a smooth and fast phone no matter what you throw at it.Apart from a solid performance, the Redmi Note 5 Pro also comes with some of the best cameras in this segment. The 12MP + 5MP dual camera setup on the back manages to capture some crisp and detailed photos under good light and more importantly they also manage to hold well under low-light. While the Redmi Note 5 Pro ships with Android Nougat with MIUI on top, it can be upgraded to Oreo now.Best phone(s) under Rs 30,000Nokia 7 Plus: Rs 25,999HMD Global has brought out some really impressive Nokia phones this year and it shows the company is keen on not only reviving the Nokia brand but taking it to the top as well. The Nokia 7 Plus (Review) is one our best-reviewed Nokia phones right now. What’s not to like about a phone that looks premium and is built like a tank, brings an 18:9 display and dual cameras, and a powrerful chipset combined with a well-optimised Android One software. The Nokia 7 Plus sports a 6-inch FHD+ IPS display with Gorilla Glass on top. Powering the phone is a Snapdragon 660 SoC, making it the first phone with the chipset in the country. This is paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The phone runs Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box and can be updated to Android 8.1 Oreo as well.I reviewed the phone and found it to be a stellar offering at this price segment. The only thing that the phone gets wrong is the Zeiss-branded cameras, which perform poorly in low-light. But if cameras are important, then the Asus ZenFone 5Z should be your choice in this segment.advertisementAsus ZenFone 5Z: Rs 29,999It’s getting harder for OnePlus to keep the “flagship killer” title to itself considering how some of its competition are acing the company at its own game. Take Asus which not only launched the impressive ZenFone Max M1, but also the ZenFone 5Z (Review), which comes with some of the best that 2018 has to offer at a price that betters OnePlus.The ZenFone brings a tall 6.2-inch FHD+ display with a 19:9 aspect ratio. The base variant comes with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The ZenFone 5Z houses a 3,300mAh battery with fast charging support, supports stereo speakers and High-Res audio, among other things. The phone runs Android Oreo-based ZenUI and Asus says it has cut down on a lot of bloatware, keeping things cleaner and simpler.The dual camera setup includes a primary 12-megapixel sensor with large 1.4um pixels, f/1.8 aperture, dual-pixel phase detection autofocus, four-axis OIS and EIS. The secondary camera comes with an 8-megapixel wide-angle sensor for depth of field shots. Up front, the ZenFone 5Z sports an 8-megapixel sensor and the camera also supports Face Unlock and what Asus calls ZeniMoji, which is a take on Apple’s Animoji feature.Best phone(s) under Rs 50,000OnePlus 6: Rs 34,999OnePlus has made some stellar phone in recent years that has managed to divert people’s attention from the high-end segment to a new premium affordable segment. The OnePlus 6 (Review) carries the tradition forward as it brings a premium glass body design alongside a tall edge-to-edge display, a powerful and fast performance and stock Android, among other things. The OnePlus 6 brings mostly all the top-end hardware in 2018 including a Snapdragon 845 chipset with up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. The phone sports a 6.28-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with a 2.5D Gorilla Glass 5 on top. It sports a 16MP + 20MP dual camera setup with OIS, EIS and f/1.7 aperture and a 16MP front camera with EIS. It houses a 3,300mAh battery with Dash Charge support and runs Android 8.1 Oreo.Honor 10: Rs 32,999Honor played its cards right when it launched the Honor 10 (Review) in India at Rs 32,999, a price tag that was previously associated with the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T. The Huawei sub-brand was perhaps aware that OnePlus would launch the OnePlus 6 a couple of notches higher. The Honor 10 justifies its price tag by not only bringing a stunning design that includes an all-glass design with an aurora colour scheme on the back and an edge-to-edge 5.84-inch Full-HD+ IPS LCD notched display up front.Apart from the looks, the Honor 10 also brags about some serious hardware that includes a AI-based Kirin 970 processor coupled with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The phone holds a 3,400mAh battery and Android 8.1 Oreo-based EMUI 8.1. The Honor 10 also brings some impressive cameras that includes a dual rear camera system that comprises of a one 16-megapixel colour or RGB sensor and another 24-megapixel monochrome sensor, and a 24-megapixel camera up front.The Honor 10 is arguably more visually appealing than the Asus ZenFone 5Z. The cameras are perhaps at par with what Asus’ flagship offers, although the Honor 10’s selfie camera will be hard to beat. Both the phones rely heavily on AI when it comes to recognising scenes and capturing that ideal photo. In fact, the ZenFone 5Z may have a bit on advantage here thanks to its wide-angle lens. As for the performance, a Snapdragon 845 chipset will be faster compared to the Kirin 970 and the ZenFone 5Z gets an advantage there as well.Best phone(s) money can buySamsung Galaxy S9+: Rs 64,900The Galaxy Note 9 has been announced but it’s yet to go on sale in India. Without an in-depth review, we cannot yet suggest the latest Samsung flagship, which means the Galaxy S9+ (Review) remains the best for now. Android consumers who want the best-designed phone that money can buy need not look any further than the Galaxy S9+. This is a stunning flagship from Samsung that keeps the design language more or less similar to its predecessor, which you’re not likely to disagree with. Samsung has loaded the Galaxy S9+ with a host of new features inside such as Intelligent Scan, AR Emoji and Super Slo-mo mode among other things.Notably, the Galaxy S9+ is the first Galaxy S phone to sport a dual rear camera system. Additionally, it comes with a Dual Aperture feature that switches between two apertures depending on the lighting conditions. This allows for some spectacular low-light photography that is capable to take on the Pixel 2 XL. Other than that and the display size, both the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are pretty much identical. The S9+ comes with sports a 6.1-inch WQHD+ (1440×2960) Super AMOLED display with an 18.5:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by an octa-core Exynos 9810 chip coupled with 6GB of RAM and 64GB or 256GB of internal storage.iPhone X: Rs 84,999Apple’s best iPhone yet is also its most expensive iPhone yet, especially in India. While the phone can be purchased for around Rs 84,999 on Amazon India, you can get it an an effective price of Rs 67,298 on Paytm Mall until August 15. The iPhone X (Review) brings a whole new design language for the company that includes an edge-to-edge display with a notch cut out on top that is catching on among the Android world as well. Recently, I installed iOS 12 beta on the iPhone X and found that the phone is smoother than ever is worth investing in knowing a good iOS update is in the offing. The iPhone X sports a 5.8-inch OLED display with a resolution of 2436X1125 pixels. It is powered by the company’s own A11 Bionic chipset and runs on iOS 11. The X comes with dual rear cameras comprising of one 12-megapixel wide angle and one 12-megapixel telephoto lens. While the front camera includes a 7-megapixel sensor which is coupled with f/2.2 lens. The iPhone X is one of our best reviewed smartphones as it won us over on it’s gorgeous display, terrific performance and stellar cameras.last_img read more

Odsonne Edouard reveals Edinson Cavanis mentorship

first_imgCeltic striker Odsonne Edouard has revealed Edinson Cavani took him under his wing during the pair’s time together at Paris Saint-Germain.Edouard has been in impressive form so far this campaign with scoring 12 goals in 26 appearances for Celtic across all competitions and he’s keen to play at the highest level.“When I was at PSG, he gave me advice every day. Whether it was about my positional sense, my finishing, even my speed, he spoke to me a lot.” Edouard said, according to Evening Times.“This gave me a massive amount of belief in myself that a great striker like him took time out to speak to me.”“He basically was responsible for me being a striker and he gave me confidence.“I was also there with Zlatan Ibrahimovic, but he was different. I was a kid and that was it. He didn’t speak the same language as me so it was not easy to communicate.”Neymar, BrazilNeymar can win the Ballon d’Or, says Ander Herrera Andrew Smyth – September 13, 2019 An “excited” Ander Herrera believes new Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Neymar is a contender for the Ballon d’Or alongside Kylian Mbappe.“Occasionally, he gave me a few instructions through signs, but there wasn’t a lot of exchanges between us.”Meanwhile, Celtic midfielder Ryan Christie insists the team will take the title challenge of Kilmarnock serious when the pair meet this weekend.“We’ll treat Kilmarnock with respect because they are where they are on merit – this isn’t a fluke,” said Christie.“They’ve played some good football and they’re always such a hard team to come up against, which I’m sure will be the case again this weekend.”“But the incentive is clear enough for us – win and we’ll be in first place and that’s where we want to be. A lot has been said about the number of games we’re being asked to play at the moment but we just need to win as many of them as possible and, hopefully, by the time we get to the winter break, we’ll be top of the league.”last_img read more