Mourinho: I don’t like a circus

first_imgManchester United Mourinho in fresh Guardiola dig: I don’t like a circus when you win Iain Strachan 21:11 12/16/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(4) Jose Mourinho - cropped Getty Images Manchester United Premier League José Mourinho West Bromwich Albion v Manchester United The Manchester United manager claims the club quickly returned to normal after a volatile conclusion to a derby defeat against City at Old Trafford Jose Mourinho appears to have renewed his criticism of Manchester City and Pep Guardiola, claiming he prefers to strike an emotional balance in both victory and defeat.The Manchester United manager was reportedly furious at City’s noisy celebrations in the wake of their 2-1 derby win at Old Trafford last weekend, prompting a confrontation between the players that remains under Football Association investigation.United responded to that loss by battling to a 1-0 home victory over Bournemouth on Wednesday. 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 And Mourinho, speaking ahead of his team’s away match at West Brom on Sunday, insisted the atmosphere at the club had cooled considerably soon after the post-match confrontation with their neighbours and rivals.”The next day the place was normal — as I like it,” he said. “I don’t like a circus when you win and you’re happy. I don’t like a sad place when you lose. I like an emotional balance. Bournemouth was difficult and we coped. Back to normal.”Romelu Lukaku cut a restrained figure after he netted the only goal against the Cherries in the 25th minute.Questioned about the striker’s apparent lack of desire to celebrate, Mourinho replied: “I didn’t either. I control my emotions. I’m not acting to the cameras or the fans.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img

Aamir Khan refused to eat at Shah Rukh Khan’s house party. Watch video to know why

first_imgAamir Khan refused to eat at Shah Rukh Khan’s house party. Watch video to know whyAamir Khan revealed that he was following a strict diet for Dangal and carried his own tiffin when he was invited to a party at Shah Rukh Khan’s house.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiMarch 28, 2019UPDATED: March 28, 2019 12:39 IST Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan’Mr Perfectionist’ Aamir Khan leaves no stone unturned to get into the skin of his character. For Nitish Tiwari’s sports drama Dangal, he underwent an incredible physical transformation in just five months.When Aamir began shooting for Dangal, he put on weight for the role and was 96 kgs with a paunch. He managed to shed almost 30 kgs in just five months to achieve a sculpted body.At an event on Wednesday, Aamir revealed that he followed his diet to the T, and carried his tiffin with him to parties as well. He narrated an anecdote of how he refused to eat at Shah Rukh Khan’s house during one of his parties because he could not cheat on his diet.”Aap kabhi Shah Rukh se milenge toh unse poochiyega, aur woh aapko bohot interesting kahaani sunayenge. Jab Tim Cook unke ghar pe aaye the, Shah Rukh ne hum logon ko bulaya tha khane pe,” he said.Gauri Khan insisted that Aamir eat something before leaving, and he agreed. “Khana lag gaya toh maine bola main apna tiffin saath mein laaya hoon,” he said, adding that incident took place during the making of Dangal and he was trying to lose weight.Interestingly, when Aamir’s food was served, the guests were shocked at the large portions. In fact, Shah Rukh even asked if he was putting on weight or losing it. Though the Thugs Of Hindostan actor was losing weight, the quantity of his food seemed to suggest otherwise.Currently, Aamir is losing 20 kgs for his next, Lal Singh Chaddha, which is a remake of the Hollywood blockbuster Forrest Gump.ALSO SEE: Aamir Khan’s daughter Ira Khan goes on date night with rumoured boyfriend. Seen yet?ALSO WATCH: In conversation with Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao 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 Tags :Follow Aamir KhanFollow Shah Rukh KhanFollow Dangal Nextlast_img

Nokia 7.2 review: Classy design meets pure Android

first_img Sanket Vijayasarathy New DelhiOctober 10, 2019UPDATED: October 10, 2019 12:40 IST 8/10Nokia 7.2 starts at Rs 18,599 and offers a premium glass design coupled with stock Android Pie software.HIGHLIGHTSNokia 7.2 starts at Rs 18,599 for the 4GB + 64GB configuration.It comes with an elegant glass design and attractive PureDisplay screen.It also gets a solid battery life and stock Android Pie software.HMD Global hasn’t launched a lot of phones this year, perhaps to bring some simplicity and uniformity to this year’s lineup after releasing numerous phones in 2018. In fact, one of the reasons the Nokia 7.1 was hard to recommend last year (despite being an attractive smartphone) was due to the more affordable and popular Nokia 6.1 Plus. The newly launched Nokia 7.2 does not face that problem, which is why it is easy to call it the best Nokia phone to buy under Rs 20,000 right now.Nokia 7.2 starts at Rs 18,599 for the base model with 4GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage and goes up to Rs 19,599 for the 6GB + 64GB configuration. This makes it more affordable than the Nokia 7.1 when it launched. However, given the nature of the market right now, the Nokia 7.2 still faces stiff competition against the likes of Realme XT, Redmi K20 and Samsung Galaxy M30s.A few things going for the Nokia 7.2 is its premium glass design and stock Android software. The phone also touts upgraded cameras with Zeiss lenses and a PureDisplay screen, among other things. We review the Nokia 7.2 to find out whether these features are convincing enough to invest in.Nokia 7.2 DesignHMD Global prides itself on crafting phones that exude elegance and class and the Nokia 7.2 is a testament to that. The phone looks and feels premium thanks to a combination of high-end materials being used. The front and back of the Nokia 7.2 is glass while the frame is a polymer composite that is supposedly as strong as polycarbonate and lighter than aluminium. This essentially means the frame will feel like plastic to the touch but offers a solid build that won’t allow the phone flex under pressure.advertisementThe Gorilla Glass 3 protection on the back is of the frosted, matt finish variety that offers an extremely smooth feel. It actually makes the panel slippery, but it is great at avoiding fingerprints and smudges. The unit I received was in Charcoal Black colour, which looks elegant and stealthy. The Cyan Green colour is easily my favorite between the two and definitely the one to buy if you’re looking for a colour that stands out without looking to overt.Nokia 7.2 is a tall phone, which means reaching the top of the display to pull down the notification panel will be difficult with one hand. The frame is around 8.25mm in thickness and weighs 180 grams, so it does feel substantial in the hand. Depending on how big your hand is, you might reach the rear fingerprint sensor naturally in one go or your finger may touch the camera module instead. Speaking of the camera module, HMD Global has gone with a circular mound on the Nokia 7.2, which gives it a unique look in the portfolio. It is not as big and unsightly as the old Nokia Lumia 1020, which is good. It is much smaller and quite elevated, which means the phone will not rest flat when placed on a table. This is worrying as it can cause scratches on the camera glass after a while, although I did not notice any damage during my week-long usage.Around the frame, you will see the volume keys and power button on the right side. The power key gets an LED notification light as seen previously on the Nokia 4.2 and Nokia 3.2. The light glows when you receive messages, notifications or missed calls. On the left side of the frame, you will find a dedicated Google Assistant button and a SIM tray that can hold two nano SIM cards and a microSD card. A 3.5mm headphone jack can be seen on the top while the bottom of the phone gets a Type-C port and a single speaker grille.Nokia 7.2 DisplayNokia 7.2 sports a 6.3-inch FHD+ PureDisplay screen. It is the same screen technology used by HMD on the Nokia 7.1 and Nokia 8.1 last year. PureDisplay is claimed to offer a higher contrast and wider dynamic range compared to regular LCD displays. It natively supports HDR and can also upscale SDR videos to HDR in real time when the feature is enabled in Settings. HMD’s PureDisplay technology impressed us last year and the same is the case with the Nokia 7.2 this year. When the PureDisplay mode is enabled, you’ll notice colours look more saturated while watching videos or playing games. You can switch on Dynamic Mode which will automatically change the tone of the display depending on the content you’re watching, which is a feature I found to be a little unstable. You can also enable White Balance that will offer more balanced whites across the UI.advertisementThe Nokia 7.2’s display looks fantastic, offering deep and punchy colours that will make you believe you’re looking at an read more

Feel Good Friday – Every Man Jack

first_img How to Shave With a Straight Razor Raleigh Denim Workshop Makes Jeans with Artistry and Ingenuity in the U.S.A. Editors’ Recommendations The Barbershop Renaissance and Men’s Grooming Revolution, According to Fellow Barber’s Sam Buffa If You Haven’t Visited the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, What Are You Waiting For? Why You Should Skip the Suave and Try Custom Hair Care Products We are big fans of natural and organic products but we also know they can hit the wallet harder than a hippie hits a bong. That is why we are fans of Every Man Jack. Based in Marin Country, California the line offers products that contain only naturally derived ingredients. No parabens, no phthalates, no dyes, no sodium lauryl sulfate, and never tested on animals. We didn’t really think anyone still tested on animals until we found this list. Yowzers.Founded in 2007 by Ritch Viola, Every Man Jack is a fairly large line with everything from sun protection, age defying products,   hair care, deodorant and a complete shave line. New to the line is the Sandalwood Collection. The scent is warm and earthy, perfect for the winter, while all the products have excellent benefits for your hair and skin: coconut surfactants to clean your hair, jojoba oil to sooth your face and plant sourced squalene for a smooth shave.Just to prove how organically awesome the line is, Whole Foods has the exclusive for the Sandalwood line (although it can be bought online too). To add to the feel good aspect the company has a tri-team that raised over $10,000 last year for Smile Train. Ritch’s son was born in 2006 with a cleft lip and palette, and while he received expert medical care from UCSF, Ritch is aware of the children all over the world with the same defect who don’t have access to medical care. Smile Train goes out and finds these children and gives them a smile.Also, in May of 2014 the team will be completing fund raising for the Challenged Athlete Foundation where tickets will be sold enabling donors to join the team on their route. Check out the team’s page on Facebook.So next time you head to Whole Foods for your Annie’s Organic Pizza or Seaweed chips be sure to hit up the grooming aisle and stock up. They will probably be the cheapest things in your cart and last the longest.last_img

Greek Catamaran Ferry Runs Aground off Tinos

first_imgzoom A Greek catamaran ferry was safely evacuated with no reported injuries to its 253 passengers and crew after running aground off  the island of Tinos in the Aegean Sea on Sunday, the Hellenic Coast Guard reports. The 1999-built Flying Cat 4 ran aground after reportedly missing the entrance to the Port of Tinos due to thick fog.The catamaran was refloated by tugboats later that day and escorted to the Port of Tinos.The subsequent inspection showed no structural damage, and the Flying Cat 4 departed the port and sailed to Perama where it arrived in the early hours today.The Flying Cat 4 is operated by Hellenic Seaways. The catamaran is 55 meters long, with a capacity to carry 438 passengers, and a maximum speed of 42 knots.World Maritime News Staff; Image: Vernicos Tugs and Salvagelast_img

Celine Dion Helps Raise 1 Million For Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

first_imgThe Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is one step closer to finding a cure for cystic fibrosis thanks to a little help from some superstar friends.More than $1 million was raised in support of cystic fibrosis research efforts this week during a special performance Adding Tomorrows with Celine Dion a partnership with international music icon Celine Dion, Caesars Entertainment, AEG Live and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Held at Caesars Palace, the evening included a performance of Celine Dion ’s glamorous show by Grammy Awards producer Ken Ehrlich and featured a touching tribute to those with cystic fibrosis during her rendition of Billy Joel ’s “Lullabye.”Funds from the benefit concert will support critical research for cystic fibrosis, a fatal genetic disease that causes debilitating lung infections and premature death. As the world’s leading organization fighting cystic fibrosis, the CF Foundation funds more research than any other organization and is fueling tremendous advances toward a cure and improving the lives of those with the disease.Celine lost her niece Karine to cystic fibrosis in 1993 and has been involved in the fight against this disease as the Celebrity Patron for Cystic Fibrosis Canada since 1982.“The cystic fibrosis cause holds a very special place in my heart and I’m honored to have been able to team up with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, my partners at Caesars Entertainment and AEG Live to help raise funds and awareness for this worthy cause,” said Celine. “We’re making dramatic progress in treating this terrible disease, and I truly hope that one day soon, CF will stand for ‘cure found.’”Prior to Celine’s benefit performance guests who purchased special VIP packages were treated to an exclusive welcome reception and group photo with Celine during her pre-concert sound check, dinner at Old Homestead Steakhouse and admission to a private post-concert reception at Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill sponsored by Southern Wine & Spirits.Source:PR Newswirelast_img

Dow Jones down over 1100 points as global equity slump continues

first_imgTORONTO – North American stock indexes extended last week’s slump, as the Dow Jones industrial average plunged nearly 1,600 points during Monday’s trading session — bringing an end to a period of record-setting calm in the market.In New York, the Dow finished the day down 1,175.21 points to 24,345.75, or 4.6 per cent, erasing its gains for the year. The S&P 500 index fell 113.19 points to 2,648.94 and the Nasdaq composite index dropped 273.42 points to 6,967.53.The Dow’s point loss would be its biggest of all time, though in percentage terms, its 5.6 per cent decline wasn’t as big as its worst drop during the financial crisis.The market’s sharp drop began on Friday as investors worried that creeping signs of higher inflation might push the U.S. Federal Reserve to raise interest rates more quickly, which could slow down economic growth by making it more expensive for people and businesses to borrow money.“I look at the broader factors that are driving this sell-off, and it’s really the pick-up in interest rates that seems to be at the heart of the anxiety in the marketplace,” said Craig Fehr, a Canadian markets strategist at Edward Jones in St. Louis.“And I look at a driver like that — and to the extent that interest rates are rising because economic optimism is picking up and that’s stoking some concerns about rising inflation — that for me is a healthy backbone for the fundamentals.”“That means, in my opinion, this sell-off while certainly aggressive is probably likely to prove more temporary then to be a harbinger of an imminent bear market,” Fehr said.“Any pullback that’s driven by increasing optimism, that’s a buying opportunity.”North of the border, Canada’s largest stock market also experience a sharp drop Monday.On the Toronto Stock Exchange, the S&P/TSX composite index was down 271.22 points to 15,334.81 in a broad-based decline that saw all sectors finish in the red.Stocks in Europe also fell Monday, as Britain’s FTSE 100 lost 1.5 per cent while France’s CAC 40 slid 1.5 per cent. The DAX in Germany shed 0.8 per cent.Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 tumbled 2.6 per cent and the South Korean Kospi shed 1.3 per cent. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index sank 1.1 per cent.In currency markets, the Canadian dollar closed at an average trading value of 80.11 cents US, down 0.67 of a U.S. cent.On the commodities front, the March crude contract fell US$1.30 to US$64.15 per barrel and the March natural gas contract was down 10 cents to US$2.75 per mmBTU.The April gold contract gave back 80 cents to US$1,336.50 an ounce and the March copper contract was up three cents to US$3.22 a pound.– With files from The Associated Press.last_img

Air Canada and Jazz parent extend agreement securing regional airlines future

first_imgCompanies in this story: (TSX:AC, TSX:CHR)The Canadian Press MONTREAL — Air Canada and Chorus Aviation Inc. have extended a purchase agreement by 10 years that will see Chorus subsidiary Jazz Aviation LP continue to provide Canada’s biggest airline with regional service through to 2035.Analysts say the deal will quell concerns around Chorus’s future after Air Canada announced last February it would expand its Rouge fleet and fly the lower-cost airplanes on Canadian regional routes — Jazz’s traditional stomping grounds.Chorus says the agreement, announced Monday, will grow its revenues by $940 million for a contracted total of $2.5 billion in aircraft leasing and fixed fees over the next 17 years. The deal also amends a 2015 agreement by lowering the fixed fees and incentive revenue Chorus receives by about $50 million annually.Under the new contract, Air Canada will make an equity investment of $97.3 million in Chorus, giving the carrier about 9.99 per cent of Chorus’s Class A and Class B voting shares, cumulatively.Chorus aims to put some of the proceeds from the investment to its leasing business, facilitating the purchase of new, larger-gauge aircraft, including nine CRJ900s in 2020.Chorus, a Halifax-based holding company, saw its stock shoot up 15 per cent to $7.21 from $6.29 in midday trading following the announcement.last_img

Indias first extremist was a Hindu Kamal Haasan

first_imgAravakurichi/New Delhi: Actor-politician Kamal Haasan has said independent India’s first “extremist was a Hindu”– Nathuram Godse who killed Mahatma Gandhi, stoking a controversy with the BJP on Monday asserting that an “assassin” is very different from a terrorist. The BJP also accused the Makkal Needhi Maiyam founder of indulging in “divisive politics” and following the Congress and Communists in showing Hindus “in a bad light to appease minorities”. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra SinghAddressing an election campaign in Tamil Nadu’s Aravakurichi on Sunday night, Haasan said he was one of those “proud Indians” who desires an India of equality and where the “three colours in the tricolour remained intact”, in an obvious reference to different faiths. “I am not saying this because this is a Muslim dominated area, but I am saying this before a statue of Gandhi. Independent India’s first extremist was a Hindu, his name is Nathuram Godse. There it (extremism, apparently) starts,” he said. Haasan said he was a “self-assumed great-grandson” of Gandhi and that he had come here “seeking answers for that murder,” referring to Gandhi’s assassination in 1948. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroadHaasan’s comments drew sharp reactions with the state BJP unit approaching the Election Commission seeking action against him for alleged “gross violation” of the Model Code of Conduct and in New Delhi, Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman saying he does not understand the difference between an assassin and a terrorist. “It proves that he does not understand the difference between an assassin and a terrorist. An assassin is very different from a terrorist. Therefore if only he goes through the entire history and also follows up on the trial of Mahatma Gandhi he would know the difference,” Sitharaman told a press conference. She was responding to a question on Haasan’s comments in Tamil that free India’s first “terrorist” was a Hindu as he named Godse, who shot dead Mahatma Gandhi.last_img

Suncor cites crudebyrail woes as it calls for early end to Alberta

Companies in this article: (TSX:SU, TSX:IMO)The Canadian Press CALGARY — Suncor Energy Inc. is calling on the Alberta government to make an earlier-than-planned exit from the oil curtailment program it enacted on Jan. 1 because of its “unintended consequences.”CEO Steve Williams says the program designed to draw down crude storage and free up space on export pipelines has worked too well, reducing local price discounts to the point that shipping crude by rail into the United States is no longer financially sustainable.News release: Suncor Energy reports fourth quarter 2018 results— Suncor (@Suncor) February 6, 2019The same charge was levelled last week by Imperial Oil Ltd. CEO Rich Kruger, who said his firm would cut its crude-by-rail shipments to near zero this month, a major setback in oil movements as it had been responsible for about half of Canada’s rail shipments in December.On a conference call to discuss Suncor’s fourth-quarter results, Williams said the production cuts are also having a long-term negative affect on investor confidence in Canada.The criticism came as Suncor reported a $280-million net loss in the fourth quarter of 2018, in part due to the very price discounts the curtailments were designed to reduce.READ MORE: Suncor blames western Canadian oil price discounts for net lossCalgary-based Suncor said its average realized price in Canadian dollars for raw bitumen in the quarter was just $7.96 per barrel, versus $42.80 in the fourth quarter of 2017. Its average realized price for upgraded synthetic crude was $46.07, compared with $70.55.“If you look at what’s happened, the differential corrected — and over-corrected — very quickly and the unintended consequence of that is … rail economics are severely damaged and a lot of the rail movements are stopping or have stopped,” said Williams.“That’s going to have the opposite impact to what the government wants.”The difference in price between Western Canadian Select bitumen-blend oil and New York benchmark West Texas Intermediate widened to as much as US$52 per barrel in October, but shrunk to single digits in December and January.READ MORE: Albertans rallying for solutions to oil industry woesIn order to support the higher cost of rail over pipelines, the differentials need to be higher than US$15-$20 per barrel, Imperial says.

TSX lower as commodities weaken

The Toronto stock market was lower shortly after the open on Tuesday morning, as commodity prices pulled back.The S&P/TSX composite index dropped 44.69 points to 12,402.17 while the TSX Venture Exchange inched down 0.23 of a point to 1,316.93.The Canadian dollar was down 0.02 to 102.51 cents US.Commodity prices were lower with October crude off 70 cents to US$95.92 a barrel.December copper was down 2.7 cents at US$3.77 a pound while December bullion fell $6.10 to US$1,764.50 an ounce.On Wall Street, the Dow Jones industrials were down 29.89 points to 13,523.21, the Nasdaq composite index backed off 8.12 points to 3,170.55, while the S&P 500 index slid 4.57 points to 1,456.62.Top of mind are concerns about the global economy, and a delay in Spain’s acceptance of a financial aid package. The country’s markets have improved in recent weeks on expectations that the government will get some form of rescue loan from the 16 other eurozone countries. But Madrid has not made any formal request yet, likely wary of the policy conditions that would come attached.The delay pushed the country’s bond yields sharply higher on Monday, suggesting an increase in investor concern about the government’s finances.The yields eased back somewhat on Tuesday after a bond auction was well-received. The sale of 12- and 18-month debt saw strong demand and resulted in lower interest rates than in the previous such auctions.Meanwhile, FedEx is adding to the tensions after saying that the global economy is worsening. The company is cutting its forecast again for the full-year that ends in May.FedEx is widely considered a barometer of the global economy because it serves a broad slate of industries.U.S. hedge fund Mason Capital Management says the B.C. Court of Appeal will hear its challenge of a ruling in favour of Telus (TSX:T) (TSX:T.A). A lower court decision prevents Mason from holding a meeting for only Telus voting shareholders on Oct. 17, the same day that the telecom company plans a meeting for both classes of shareholders.Mason is opposed to Telus’s plan for eliminating its dual-class share structure without paying a premium to voting shareholders, including itself, to reflect the higher value of their shares on the open market. Telus’ voting shares rose 14 cents to $61.33.Elsewhere, Britain’s FTSE 100 was down 0.7 per cent to 5,852.62 and Germany’s DAX shed 0.8 per cent to 7,342.74. France’s CAC-40 lost 0.8 per cent to 3,524.09.Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 index fell 0.4 per cent to 9,123.77. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng lost 0.3 per cent to 20,601.93 and Australia’s S&P ASX/200 fell 0.2 per cent to 4,394.70.

New poll finds Canadians expect to be debtfree by age 53

by News Staff Posted Jun 9, 2014 8:02 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email New poll finds Canadians expect to be debt-free by age 53 Household debt may be at record levels but that hasn’t stopped many Canadians from that dream of being eventually debt-free.A new CIBC poll finds most Canadians expect to be debt-free by age 53, that’s two years sooner than a previous study conducted in 2011.Looking at the results, debt repayment has been a top priority for Canadians over the past four years.However, we’re not making much progress in terms of getting there; it may have something to do with the fact that only one in six of us are seeing a financial advisor.CIBC Vice President of Retail and Business Banking Geoff Dhillon adds doing it yourself isn’t impossible, but he warns you need the appropriate tools to get there.“If you start that process with a plan in mind, if you start that process with a comfortable level of debt and you’re working well within yourself in terms of your finances than there is every opportunity for you to be debt free at an early age,” Dhillon said.“Getting debt free in your fifties is very important because you can use those later years where you don’t have debt that’s affecting your cash flow, and you can really ramp up your savings in those last years before your retirement,” he added.The poll also found more than two-thirds of Canadians between the ages of 55 and 64 are still carrying some kind of debt, that’s an increase from 64 per cent we saw in the same study conducted three years ago.The top types of debt they hold include: lines of credit, mortgages, credit cards and car loans. cibc|debt|poll|repayment|retirement|study

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Casement Park gets green light for redevelopment into 38000 allseater stadium

first_imgPLANNING APPROVAL HAS been granted for a 38,000 all seater stadium as part of the Casement Park redevelopment project in Belfast.The Ulster Council have today confirmed that the green light has been given for the project which will see the stadium’s capacity increase from over 32,500 – mainly terracing – to 38,000.It is envisaged that construction will begin by spring 2014 and the stadium will be constructed before the commencement of the 2016 Ulster championship. Agreement has also been reached between DCAL and the GAA on the project funding agreement.The announcement is also a boost in providing a prospective top-class venue for Ireland’s potential bid for the 2023 Rugby World Cup.GAA Director-General Paraic Duffy welcomed today’s news.“Today’s announcement in relation to Casement Park is a ‘red letter’ day for the GAA in Ulster and indeed Ireland. The GAA’s Central Council decided to invest significant partnership funds of £15 million in the project to meet the strategic stadium needs of Ulster GAA who as the governing body of the GAA in the province are the project promoters.”Here’s a virtual flythrough of the design of the new Casement Park redevelopment.YouTube: UlsterGAAWhat Ulster stadiums could be considered as a RWC 2023 venue?Varadkar ‘very confident’ Ireland will bid for Rugby World Cuplast_img

Live coverage of Samsungs Galaxy S3 announcement event

first_imgThe highly-awaited Samsung Mobile Unpacked event is today, which means we are probably just minutes away from the announcement of the Galaxy S3. The phone stands to be the most popular handset from Samsung’s incredibly successful Galaxy line. There are a huge amount of GS3 rumors floating around the internet that are about to be laid to waste and a nearly unprecedented amount of interest, so this is a big day for anyone that follows mobile, Android, or Samsung. We’ll be following the event live and’s sister site, ExtremeTech, has a reporter attending the event who will be providing us with images and feedback.Samsung’s livestream is available at event has yet to start but it seems like the NDA has been lifted. It looks like the Galaxy S3 will have a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED display running at 720p, 16 or 32GB of storage, 802.11n WiFi, an 8MP camera, microSD, and a 2100 mAh battery. It’ll have NFC and some other perks, like burst-mode image capture. So basically no surprises so far. Hopefully the event will reveal more, particularly about chips powering the device.Check back for updates! Everything starts at 2PM EST. And it’s started…JK Shin is talking now, after a stirring introduction from the MC. He says the GS3 is “the best-in-class smartphone in the world.” Why? The 4.8-inch SuperAMOLED display, which sets the bars for display quality, the 8MP camera with intelligent features like Best Photo, a 2100mAh battery which will last longer than the average smartphone, and a 8.6mm thickness, and a 133g weight.The GS3 design mimics the warmth and beauty of nature. The feedback sounds are compose from the sound of raindrops.There are intelligent features too. The GS3 will track your eyes and keep the screen running why you look at it, this feature is known as Smart Stay. There is also S Voice which will offer customizable voice recognition and voice commands.The release date for the Galaxy S3’s 3G version will be available in May in Europe.The release date for the Galaxy S3’s 4G version – which will land in Japan, North America, and Korea – is this summer.The phone will understand our intentions – Smart Stay will keep the screen awake without touching it by using the front-facing camera. It also listens and responds with S Voice. This is a like a “good friend who listens intently” and follows voice commands. It can organize your schedule and check the weather. To get the GS3 to wake up you can give it up to 5 different wake up phrases, such as “Hi buddy”. Then you can use a voice command to get the weather or you can say “I want to take a picture” and the phone will launch the camera app. The phone knows British/American English, German, French, continental and South American Spanish, Japanese, and Korean.The Galaxy S3 will connect friends and family members with their social media pages. And it will have clever features — for instance if you are texting with a person and then you put the phone to your ear, it will dial them. (A lot of the features sound presumptuous but most seem logical. It’s something we’ll have to test to understand.)Another feature is S Beam, which will use NFC and WiFi Direct to beam files. You can beam a video by putting your phone next to a friend’s phone and then selecting the video, with just one touch. You can also mirror your screen onto a larger display using WiFi Direct.There is also Buddy Photo Share, which lets you share images with friends. The Galaxy S3 enables quick photosharing by recognizing friend’s faces and offering to send a picture to them as soon as you snap the shot. It’ll do this via MMS or email. It will work with multiple people if it recognizes more than one person in a photograph.Time for the tech! A video just said “four heads are better than one” and noted that the GS3 has a quad-core SoC. This will likely the GSM version which will be available in Europe relatively soon. There will be a separate US launch, which is where we’ll meet the 4G LTE version.The camera has “zero shutter lag” so what you see on the screen when you press the button is what you get. Then it takes less then 1 second to get back to camera mode. You can take up to 20 shots in burst mode. The GS3 does 3.3 shots per second. From bursts of 8 the phone will be able to take out the best picture if you use the Best Picture mode. There are other smart photo features, like group tagging, an HD front-facing camera, still shot capture while taking video, and a backlit illuminated sensor.The 4.8-inch display is Super AMOLED with a 0.01ms response speed. It’s energy efficient for maximum battery life too. And yes, Samsung knows it’s big, but the screen is 22% larger than the GS2, but the phone is “barely” bigger. This is due to a smaller bezel.And there is a wireless charger using resonance charging!There is also an in-call channel boosting, Bluetooth 4.0, and GLONASS in addition to GPS.Accessories read more

Worlds first NFC supermarket to open in Paris

first_imgIn an example of how far ahead some countries are with utilizing NFC technology, a major grocery store chain in France is set to launch what is being called the world’s first fully NFC-compatible supermarket. Customers will tap their phones next to each product they pick up, and then tap their phone at the register before they head outside.Next to every item in the store are special NFC tags that transmit information about the product to the user’s phone, via a special app designed specifically for the store. Not only does this allow users to see clear pricing details, they can also check nutritional information and other data before they decide to add it to their cart.This enables customers to see a running total of their grocery bill, eliminating sticker shock at the register and preventing cashier error (e.g., scanning one item multiple times). Other advantages include being able to link the customer’s loyalty card to the app, so users never have to worry about not getting all their discounts.Near Field Communication chips are embedded in an increasing number of high-end smartphones in the US (though it is notably absent from the iPhone 5). However, the implementation of products and services has been far slower than the rollout of hardware.Walmart is currently testing a similar service at stores in and around its headquarters, but it requires users to scan items with an iPhone camera, which takes more time, and it also requires users to pay with traditional cash or credit card methods at the front registers. Clearly this trend is going somewhere, though. It’s just going to take a while to there.via NFC Worldlast_img

Gardaí find missing Dublin man

first_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By Paul Hosford Short URL Image: Sam Boal Thursday 27 Apr 2017, 8:25 AM Image: Sam Boal 16,320 Views Gardaí find missing Dublin man Oliver Watchorn was last seen on 11 April. Apr 27th 2017, 8:25 AM Share26 Tweet Email2 1 Comment GARDAÍ HAVE LOCATED a man who was missing from Dublin since 11 April.Oliver Watchorn reported missing to Mountjoy Garda Station, has been located safe and well.Gardaí said that no further action was required.Read: BBC apologises for Tommy Tiernan joke about Arlene Fosterlast_img

Wilmington Recreation Department Announces Winners Of Town Fishing Derby

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Recreation Department recently held its 37th Annual Fishing Derby at Silver Lake on Saturday, June 1, 2019.This multigenerational event for youth and non-professional adults began in 1983.  The Derby allows the Town to showcase its finest natural resource while participants have a chance to learn or improve their fishing skills.To add some excitement, participants competed with each other for prizes.Jackson Kenney won in both kids’ categories — a 15.2 oz. bass and a 12.5 oz. pickerel (non-bass category).Sherry Simmons won the Adult Largest Fish category with a 14.8 oz. bass.Experienced and novice anglers alike had a great time at this shore-fishing event.An event of this magnitude would not be possible without the considerable effort of all involved and the Recreation Department offers them its sincere thanks.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWILMINGTON RECREATION: Concerts, Trips & Youth Programs Were Huge Hits This SummerIn “Community”37th Annual Wilmington Fishing Derby At Silver Lake Set For June 1In “Community”Wilmington Recreation Department Announces Winners Of Town Fishing DerbyIn “Community”last_img