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A SET OF SIX – VOLUME THREE

first_imgTouch Football Australia brings you this rapid fire “Set of Six” news ‘plays’ from around the Country. TFA’s Media Scholarship Holder Henry Holland and TFA’s National Media Coordinator Karley Banks will bring you up to date every week with a selection of six ‘plays’ on the latest news, views, and events nationally.Welcome to Touch Football Australia’s A Set of Six – volume 3. WESTERN AUSTRALIA (WA)Play: # 1  WA teams’ first training day for 2007 Barbarians CupThe Western Australian (WA) Men’s, Women’s and Mixed Open State teams came together on Sunday 20 May. The training session was the first step in preparation for the 2007 Barbarians Cup in Darwin. Players from various WA affiliates went through their paces at the Northern Districts Touch Club. A follow-up session is scheduled for Sunday 27 May from 9am at the same venue.WA players will compete against the Northern Territory at the Barbarians Cup on 13- 14 July 2007. Last year Perth hosted the inaugural Barbarians Cup, which was won by WA. The 2007 Cup is also the selection tournament for the Barbarians team to contest the 2008 National Touch League, to be played in Coffs Harbour.Other Events: North West Championships and North West Junior Development Camp in Broome next weekend, 2-3 June 2007.Touch West web-site: www.touchwest.comNORTHERN TERRITORY (NT)Play: #2                                                                                                               Dennis Coffey conducts Level 1 Coaching Course in Darwin National Coaching Director and World Cup Coach Dennis Coffey conducted a Level One Coaching course in Darwin from 18- 20 May 2007. Participants attending the course explored aspects such as general principles of Touch, basic rules, and Grids and Drills. During the course Dennis also assessed some of the coaches’ presentation skills in order to allow the Northern Territory to become self-sufficient and conduct their own courses in the future. All participants enjoyed the course and are very keen to put their new skills into practice.Other Events: Level One Coaching Course to be conducted by Dennis Coffey in Alice Springs this weekend.The Touch Football Northern Territory Web-site: www.touchnt.com.auQUEENSLANDPlay: # 3Delfin Junior Tri-Series Tournament – Round OneThe first tournament in the 2007 Queensland Junior Tri-Series was held at Redlands Touch on Sunday 20 May 2007. The Arthur Davis Memorial Junior Carnival attracted 70 affiliated teams from South Queensland and Border Districts, the South West Queensland Region, and the Brisbane Metropolitan Touch Association (BMTA). Boys and girls competed in under-10s, 12s, 14s, 16s and 18s.SWQ and SQBD teams are competing for the Delfin Tri Series Trophy in all age divisions. The champion affiliate will be crowned at the completion of the third leg of the Series with the trophy being awarded to the affiliate who performs best across the three tournaments in all divisions.Overall Divisional winners will be awarded a set of Delfin Tri-Series Champion Team commemorative t-shirts to mark their victory.Winners in each division contested at Redlands were:10 Years Girls: Gold Coast10 Years Boys: BMTA12 Years Girls: Gold Coast12 Years Boys: Gold Coast14 Years Girls: BMTA14 Years Boys: Redlands16 Years Girls: Toowoomba16 Years Boys: Redlands18 Years Girls: First Contact18 Years Boys: BMTAThe second tournament in the tri-series will be held in Toowoomba on the 10 June 2007. The Toowoomba tournament will be open to teams from the same regions as the Redlands Tournament. The final event will be held on the Gold Coast on the 24 June 2007. The Gold Coast tournament shapes as the biggest in the series, with between 70-100 teams expected to compete. The Tri-series, in its second year in existence, will be used by teams as a warm up and selection process for the inaugural Queensland Junior State Championships on the Queen’s Birthday long-weekend, and the  Queensland Junior State Cup from 5-8 July 2007. Other events: SQBD Junior Development Camp at Tallebudgera Recreation Camp this weekend.The Touch Football Queensland website: www.qldtouch.com.auAUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY (ACT)                                                         Play: # 4ACT Touch Contingent heads for Dubbo this weekendACT Touch will send four teams away to the NSWTA Country Championships in Dubbo this weekend. Several ACT based referees will also attend the event under the capable coordination of newly elected ACT Referees Association President, Michael Camplin. This year’s tournament is the first time that non-NSW teams have the opportunity to win the championships. Last year interstate teams were invited but played off in an interstate challenge instead of progressing through the main draw. ACT players are excited about the opportunity to take on the best from NSW. ACT Touch would like to thank NWSTA for the opportunity to play and participate fully in the tournament.Other events:The Inaugural ACT Touch junior winter competition starts at Deakin this Monday night.The Boys High Schools Gala Day will be held on 25 May 2007. This event will take place a week before the Girls High Schools Gala Day on 1 June 2007. ACT Touch is pleased to announce that its strong relationship with ACT Health continues for 2007/08, with ACT Touch receiving continued funding under the Health Promotion Grants scheme. ACT Touch is running a two-part Level 1 Selectors course in June. ACT Head Selector Sandra Hughes will deliver the course. Further details can be obtained by contacting Chris Tarlinton on telephone 6212 2880 or e-mail chris.tarlinton@acttouch.com.au The ACT Touch Association web-site: www.acttouch.com.auVICTORIA:Play: # 5TFA-Victoria awarded $40,000 Grassroots Sports Grant from Victorian Sport and RecreationThe Victorian Government has awarded Touch Football Australia – Victoria a Grassroots Sport Grant, worth $40,000 over two years. The grant will assist TFA-Victoria development officers promoting grassroots Touch Football in the target areas of outer metro Melbourne and regional Victoria. The grant is a clear sign of the increasing recognition of Touch Football by the Victorian Government as a great game for all ages, especially juniors.TFA-Victoria is confident that several more key project grants will be awarded over the coming weeks from the Victorian Sport and Recreation Department.TFA-Victoria State Manager David Brady, commended Game Development Officer Carly Goodrich for her initiative and work helping the sport to secure Grassroots Sport grants.  “Carly’s work has been tremendous in this area, and we will look to use the grant to increase our affliated membership base,” Mr. Brady said.Other events:Touch Football Australia Acting CEO Colm Maguire visited the brand new Touch Football Australia – Victoria offices at Sport House in Melbourne. Colm was provided a tour of the facility, the current offices and the new offices that will become the home business base of Touch Football in Victoria.Touch Football Victoria website: www.victouch.com.auSOUTH AUSTRALIA: # 6Play:Mitchell Cup High Performance WeekendThe Mitchell Cup High Performance Weekend will take place this weekend from the 25 – 27 May at City Touch Clubrooms Park, 17 Greenhill Road, Eastwood, Adelaide. The weekend is the major selection event for the South Australian Open Men’s, Women’s and Mixed teams to compete at the Canberra Cup in November. 59 players have been accepted for the High Performance Camp. 2007 Australian World Cup Representative stars Tony Eltakchi, Jason Stanton, Gary Sonda and Amy Fong will attend to mentor players.Touch Football Australia’s High Performance Coordinator Wayne Grant, and 2007 World Cup Australian Mixed Open Assistant Coach and current 20 Years Mixed National Coach Karley Banks will also be attending to run the rule over South Australia’s best players and coaches and help them develop key aspects of their High Performance Program.Other events:Touch SA’s Special General Meeting, a part of the dissolution process, will be held on the 22 May – 7.30pm at Office B, 20 Greenhill Road, Wayville SA.Touch Football South Australia website: www.touchsa.com.auThat’s it for the third edition of “A Set of Six”.Be sure to check the affiliated State web-sites for further information and all the latest news in Touch Football this week.last_img read more

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Ashley Judd Upset After Being Threatened With Sexual Violence Following UK’s Win

first_imgA picture of Ashley Judd in light.Kentucky superfan Ashley Judd wasn’t a fan of Arkansas’ physical play during today’s SEC title game, and she expressed that opinion during the contest on Twitter. Unfortunately, some of the responses she got were wildly inappropriate.Judd took to Twitter to take aim at a number of users who made sexist remarks and threatened her with sexual violence. She also retweeted one example.When when I express a stout opinion during #MarchMadness I am called a whore, c—, threatened with sexual violence. Not okay.— ashley judd (@AshleyJudd) March 15, 2015I am sorry to retweet but this is a typical example. “@Leeroy_MAX: .@AshleyJudd Go suck on Cal’s two inch dick ye Bitch whore.”— ashley judd (@AshleyJudd) March 15, 2015In 2011, Judd revealed that she was a victim of sexual abuse as a child in her memoirs. It goes without saying that this is completely unacceptable, regardless of how serious the threats actually are. Do better, college basketball fans.last_img read more

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Disaster Management Programme Allocated $181 Million

first_imgThe Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing has been allocated $181 million in the 2013/14 Estimates of Expenditure, to commence implementation of a disaster management programme, this year. The programme aims to develop a comprehensive system for dealing with natural or man-made disasters, through the implementation of preventive measures, public education and planned emergency operations, in an effort to mitigate the likely resulting impact of disasters. Activities are centred around three sub-programmes which focus on addressing the effects of Hurricane Sandy, as well as flood damage rehabilitation incorporating river training and the cleaning of gullies. Approximately $100 million of the overall allocation has been earmarked for the Hurricane Sandy sub-programme, which aims to facilitate the completion of payments for works carried out, consequent on the system’s passage in October 2012. The remaining $81 million is earmarked to carry out activities under the flood damage rehabilitation programme. Of the sum, $50 million will be used to facilitate river training and sea defence works in flood prone areas where serious erosion has occurred. The other $31 million will be used to effect the cleaning of gullies, ahead of the upcoming hurricane season, which begins on June 1. By Douglas Mcintosh, JIS Reporterlast_img read more

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INK ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES TOYBOX

first_imgJanuary 3, 2018 (Toronto, ON) – INK Entertainment is proud to announce Toybox will open early 2019 in Toronto’s King West neighbourhood.From the same team behind Rebel, Toronto’s largest nightlife and concert venue, luxury outdoor daylife destination Cabana Pool Bar, Queen Street West’s swanky Cube Nightclub and Niagara Fall’s go-to party place Dragonfly, guests can be sure Toybox will join the ranks of INK Entertainment’s other coveted nightlife destinations.With a two room, two sound format, weekly events include the city’s biggest dance night on Fridays, a Top 40 open format music party on Saturdays, and opportunities for live music performances every night of the week. Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: For updates on opening date and events, visit www.toyboxtoronto.com and @toyboxtorontoAbout INK EntertainmentINK Entertainment is Canada’s leading lifestyle and entertainment company. Operating since 1982, INK Entertainment has demonstrated an enviable ability to read the pulse of ever-changing cultural times and tastes, responding with a host of successful enterprises, including critically acclaimed global restaurant brands Byblos (Toronto & Miami), Weslodge (Toronto & Dubai), FIGO, Estia, La Société (Toronto & Montreal), Patria, Sofia, and STORYS Building; Canada’s largest Dance Music Festival VELD Music Festival; a number of trendy clubs, including REBEL, Uniun, CUBE, Cabana Pool Bar and Dragonfly Nightclub; and Taglialatella Galleries first Canadian location.Headquartered in Toronto and helmed by visionary entrepreneur Charles Khabouth, INK Entertainment’s innovative approach, fusing dining, lifestyle, entertainment and design has led the company to team up with several significant industry partners including Loews Hotels & Resorts and Lifetime Developments for Bisha Hotel & Residences, the newest private label hotel and residence brand to originate in Toronto since The Four Seasons in the 1960s. For more information, visit www.inkentertainment.com or connect with INK Entertainment on Facebook and Twitter. Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Federal minister feuds with NB premier after dramatic project cuts

first_imgFREDERICTON — The federal intergovernmental affairs minister has launched an attack on the Tory premier of his home province, after dramatic project cuts that left millions of federal dollars on the table.Dominic LeBlanc says the cuts announced Tuesday by the New Brunswick government were “unilateral and belligerent.”He says Premier Blaine Higgs had lots of opportunity to discuss the cuts with him, but instead he learned of them through the media.In the provincial legislature Wednesday, Higgs said he doesn’t need 50-cent dollars for projects he doesn’t need.The Tory government is cutting $265 million from planned spending, including postponing the twinning of sections of Route 11, which runs through LeBlanc’s federal riding.Political scientist Donald Wright of the University of New Brunswick says Higgs’ minority government may have only a two-year mandate, and is making tough decisions early in an effort to balance the books.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Tunisia Nabil Maaloul to coach Moroccos Raja of Casablanca

first_imgRabat- Tunisian soccer coach Nabil Maaloul is believed to be new manager of the Raja of Casablanca. According to Alyaoum24, the Tunisian manager will replace Mohamed Fakhir who was dismissed on Thursday after successive defeats with his former team. Maaloul will sing his contract next Wednesday.Mohamed Fakhir played a pivotal in helping Raja of Casablanca win Morocco’s football soccer last year, which qualified the club to participate in the FIFA Club World Cup scheduled to take place in Morocco in December. Nabil Maaloul was the coach of Tunisia’s national team until its defeat last September versus Cap Verde on the last game of the preliminary round of the FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014.But The Disciplinary Committee of FIFA sanctioned Cape Verdean Federation of Football (FCF) for fielding an ineligible player during the same match.last_img read more

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Ohio State Pride Night aims to raise awareness advocacy for LGBT Community

“You can play,” was the message some fans sported on their shirts during the Ohio State men’s hockey team’s second annual Pride Night.Executive Director of the You Can Play Project and former NFL player, Wade Davis, spoke Saturday at the Schottenstein Center before the Ohio State men’s hockey team (11-6-1, 1-2-1) took on Michigan State (6-10-3, 0-2-2).You Can Play is an organization that seeks to bring equality, respect and safety to all athletes regardless of their sexual orientation. Before the game, which ended in a 1-1 tie with Michigan State winning the shootout, Davis spoke about the challenges he faced as a gay athlete.“I didn’t have the courage to exist in the world as I really was,” Davis said. “The safest place for me was with my teammates because I wasn’t thinking about the idea that I was gay.”It was that mindset that led Davis to his involvement with You Can Play. Davis said that when it comes to sports, one’s race, gender, ethnicity or sexual orientation should not matter.“You Can Play addresses the idea that athletes really don’t care about your sexuality,” Davis said. “They only care about if you can help the team win.”The Board Room in the basement of the Schottenstein Center filled up at 5 p.m. with hockey fans, students and families who came out to support OSU’s partnership with Gay Hockey Ohio in an effort to show the university’s commitment to ensure equality amongst all athletes. At Pride Night, Davis spoke about how his experience being open about his orientation as an athlete has been both “liberating and awful.”“There is a common misconception that sports culture is a culture that is really homophobic, but actually in a lot of ways, sports is one of the few places where athletes are used to dealing with someone who is different,” Davis said.Pride Night aimed to raise awareness and advocacy among both athletes and students at OSU through team videos expressing support of the You Can Play Project.A video message from Mayor Michael Coleman played on the jumbotron opened the game in support of the project and OSU’s decision to promote the program.“Tonight is about our sportsmanship and the strength and diversity of our community. These are values we embrace and honor right here in Columbus,” Coleman said in the video. “I take pleasure that we celebrate this kind of diversity.”Davis said a huge idea that You Can Play stresses to athletes is that they need to treat each other with respect regardless of their sexual orientation in order to help other athletes play freely and openly.There was also a silent auction held prior to the game to help raise money for the project. A hockey stick signed by current Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky and other signed merchandise was available to purchase.Brooke Cartus, a second-year law student at OSU’s Moritz College of Law, said OSU is the first Big Ten university to host a pride night. Cartus is the co-chair of The Outlaws, an organization within Moritz that seeks to understand legal issues that affect the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities. She called the organization “an opportunity for open communication and education.”Ben Brown, a first-year in agricultural engineering, supported the project along with many other students who attended the hockey game.“If you have a love for the sport, it shouldn’t matter your orientation and if you’re good at the sport, it shouldn’t matter,” Brown said. read more

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Di Francesco agrees with Ancelotti over abusive Italian fans

first_imgAS Roma manager Eusebio Di Francesco agrees with Napoli counterpart Carlo Ancelotti that there is too much verbal abuse from the Italian supportersLast week, Ancelotti claimed there has been too much abuse directed towards players and coaches in the Serie A.The former AC Milan coach also referenced Jose Mourinho covering his ears towards the Juventus fans after Manchester United’s Champions League win at Turin.Now Di Francesco has given his views on the behaviour of Italian football fans.“I’m in total agreement,” Di Francesco told RAI.Mario BalotelliCorini tells Balotelli to “raise his game” Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 According to the Brescia coach, Mario Balotelli “needs to raise his game if he wants to face Juventus” as his team is set to host Bologna.“I’ve been talking to the lads at the Universities about it. We need to cheer on our heroes, but no-one likes these insults.”On Mourinho’s actions towards the Juventus fans last week, Ancelotti said: “It was an understandable reaction.“It wasn’t vulgar, it was sarcastic. That can happen after 90 minutes of insults.“I’m not just referring to Juventus, by the way, in Italy, there’s a general culture of insults. It happens in Naples and Milan too.”last_img read more

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Wolves urged to complete Raul Jimenez signing

first_imgBenfica on-loan striker Raul Jimenez has been vital to Wolves’ impressive start to life back in the Premier League and the club has been urged to complete his signing.Nuno Espirito Santo told Birmingham Mail on Saturday:“This is what he’s (Jimenez has) been doing since the beginning of the season. He has high standards and works hard. Sometimes he scores and sometimes he doesn’t score.”“The shape has changed a little bit so it requires different tasks from the two players who play up front, and he does those things.”Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…Jimenez recently added:“Here in Wolverhampton I had the opportunity to play more minutes, to have more activity, I think I’m in a great moment of my career.”“It was what I had been looking for, this continuity, and now that I have it I am taking advantage of the opportunity, giving 100 percent of me in every training, in every match, so as not to lose the confidence that the coaches give me and the whole team.”last_img read more

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Council committee advances sale of city properties for affordable housing

first_imgCouncil committee advances sale of city properties for affordable housing Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Sasha Foo, Updated: 10:20 PM 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A San Diego City Council Committee took the first step on Friday towards approving a deal to sell city land to a developer of affordable housing.Wakeland Housing and Development Corporation is in negotiations to purchase the three city-owned parcels at El Cajon Boulevard and Central Avenue, University Avenue and 40th and University Avenue and 41st Street in City Heights for $2.8 million.The purchase price is above the appraised value of $2.3 million. The properties total about an acre. Only city properties which are not in current use by the city or have no foreseeable city use can be considered for sale.Although there is no requirement that all the units be built as affordable housing, Councilmember Georgette Gomez, who chairs the City Council’s Smart Use and Land Use Committee said, “I’m hoping to see a 100 percent affordable housing project that is maximizing the land to create more units. That’s what I’m hoping.”Ken Sauder, the CEO of the development company that’s negotiating with the city said, “There is not a lot of lands to be sold and the land that’s available is often in areas where it’s very expensive.This is definitely a good deal. This is definitely an opportunity to create some affordable housing.”The full San Diego City Council which must approve the deal later will also look at whether the sale can produce greater economic value for the city. center_img June 15, 2018 Sasha Foo Posted: June 15, 2018last_img read more

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Before the Galaxy S10 the original Samsung Galaxy S was a confusing

first_img Share your voice Sprint 27 Photos 3:28 Mentioned Above Samsung Galaxy S10 (128GB, prism black) Samsung Event $899 Phones Comments fl_vibrant-720.jpg CNET Samsung Vibrant: T-MobileThe first Galaxy S variant to go on sale in the US, T-Mobile’s version had about the same specs as the global edition. Though it had the sleekest design of the four, the plastic skin felt cheap and much too slick. Running Android Eclair and Samsung’s TouchWiz (remember that?), it also came preloaded with Amazon Kindle for Android, MobiTV, Slacker Radio, a month of free Gogo in-flight Wi-Fi access and Samsung’s Media Hub. You even got a full-length copy of Avatar. I see you.Other features:16GB internal storagemicroSD card slotNo flash or front camera3G dataInitial price: $199 with a two-year contractRead our original Samsung Vibrant review.34121737_720.jpg CNET Samsung Captivate: AT&TGoing on sale in July, just days after the Vibrant, the Captivate was easily AT&T’s best Android phone to date. On the outside it has a sturdier build than the Vibrant, though it was more angular. Like the other Galaxy S phones, it debuted with Android Eclair and Samsung’s TouchWiz, but AT&T wonderfully kept the carrier bloatware to a minimum. Hardcore Android fans, though, wouldn’t have liked that AT&T restricted them from sideloading apps not in the Android Play (then called the Android Market).Other features:16GB internal storageCame with a 2GB microSD cardNo flash or front camera3G data$200 with a two-year contractRead our original Samsung Captivate review.samsung-epic-4g CNET Samsung Epic 4G: SprintArriving in August, the Epic 4G had two things big going for it: 4G data (surprise!) and a slide-out physical keyboard. OK, Sprint’s WiMax network wasn’t a true 4G technology, but the data speeds it delivered were fast for the time. The real keyboard was not unique in 2010 — it would be a few years before the touchscreen truly ruled — but Sprint’s (and Samsung’s decision) to strike its own design path muddied the Galaxy S waters. Naturally, it also was the bulkiest of the four. It also had Android Eclair and Samsung’s TouchWiz and a fair amount of Sprint-only apps.Other features:Mobile hotspot1GB internal storageCame with a 16GB microSD cardFlash and VGA front camera4G(-ish) data$250 with a two-year contract and a $100 mail-in rebateRead our original Samsung Epic 4G review.IMG_5217.JPG Sarah Tew/CNET Samsung Fascinate: VerizonThe last of the original Galaxy S phones to hit stores, the Fascinate was Verizon’s first Samsung Android phone. It ran Android Eclair, as well, and came with (of all things) Microsoft’s Bing Search and Bing Maps. As this was also the era of carrier-driven content and services, it also arrived stocked with V Cast Music and Video and VZ Navigator. Add in Samsung’s TouchWiz and it almost makes you wonder whether it was really an Android phone at all. Other features:Mobile hotspot2GB internal storageCame with a 16GB microSD cardFlash but no front camera3G dataInitial price: $199 with a two-year contract and a $100 mail-in rebateRead our original Samsung Fascinate review.galaxy-s-press-conference-2010-copyFormer Samsung CEO J.K. Shin unveils the original Galaxy S versions at a New York City event in June, 2010. Sarah Tew/CNET The Galaxy S2 to the Galaxy S10The next year, Samsung and the carriers didn’t make it easier with the Galaxy S2. No one added a keyboard this time, but the screen size, processor speeds and even the names varied between the different models. AT&T kept the Galaxy S2 label, but Sprint had the Epic 4G Touch, T-Mobile had the Galaxy S 4G. Finally in 2012 with the Galaxy S3, this dreadful trend stopped. From then on, the phone (and its name) was the same across the carrier board.The Galaxy S10 may wind up coming in multiple models like so many Galaxy versions before it, but the days of one brand-new phone for each carrier are thankfully far behind us. On Wednesday we’ll know for sure.First published Feb. 17.Update, Feb. 19: Updates throughout. How To • How to take badass car photos with your Galaxy S10 Plus Samsung Galaxy S10 News • Samsung Galaxy S10, S10E and S10 Plus updates are already waiting for you Review • Galaxy S10 review: As good as the S10 Plus, in a smaller package See it See It Top 5 things we want to see in the Galaxy S10 Tagscenter_img All we know about the Galaxy S10 Now playing: Watch this: CNET may get a commission from retail offers. 3 Best Buy Here’s every Galaxy S phone since 2010 $899 $899 Galaxy S10 rumor roundup: Feb. 20 launch, March 8 ship date, specs, features and price Galaxy S10: 7 things it needs to stay ahead of top rival Huawei Galaxy S10 won’t save Samsung innovation, but folding Galaxy X, F, Fold or Flex could Abt Electronics Sprint’s phone went so far as to add (gasp!) a physical keyboard, while the other three were candy-bar designs. It was a thing carriers did at the time — stand apart from your rivals by marketing a unique device that only you had — but the result was a perplexing experience for customers. (Overseas customers had it easier — it was just called the Galaxy S.)At the base level, the US phones shared a few things — each had a 5-megapixel main camera, a 4-inch Super AMOLED display, a 1GHz Samsung-made Hummingbird processor and a 1,500-mAh lithium ion battery — but deeper down, customers had to make a decision. Camera flash or no? Do I want a mobile hotspot? How much storage do I need? As I said, it was a mess. Here’s how it broke down. See It $899 One of the original Galaxy S phones from 2010 (the Galaxy Captivate). Samsung As we await the release of the Galaxy S10 on Wednesday, the Galaxy S name represents the top of the Android world. It’s a reputation Samsung is proud to own for its flagship phone, and rightly so. But when Samsung introduced its first Galaxy S phone nine years ago, it was a different world altogether.In 2010, the Galaxy S was just another Android phone fighting for attention, and if you bought one, you may not have even known you had a Galaxy S at all. Though it landed at all four big US carriers around the same time, it was split into four personalities, one for each carrier. These names sounded straight out of a motivational seminar (the Captivate! the Fascinate!) and features varied slightly between the models. See It AT&T Samsung Sprint T-Mobilelast_img read more

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After Reliance Vodafone Offers Free Twitter Access

first_imgVodafone India will offer its subscribers free access to the micro-blogging site Twitter for three months.The telecom operator has teamed up with Twitter to penetrate mobile Internet user base in India.Both post-paid and pre-paid subscribers can enjoy tweeting without any 2G data charges for three months. However, Blackberry smartphone users cannot access the Twitter scheme.The scheme in turn is speculated to attract data charges as the user is expected to get hooked on to Twitter or the Android app.”Vodafone India has always been at the forefront of providing innovative and user-friendly mobile internet experience for its customers in India. Our partnership with Twitter and this offering is yet another step in our ongoing endeavour to make mobile internet more fun, smart, engaging and easy,” Vodafone India chief commercial officer Vivek Mathur told Afaqs!All Vodafone subscribers need to set the APN to ‘www’ in their data setting section of the phone to get free access.It has been months since telecom operators, including Airtel, Vodafone and Reliance, have launched a price war in their data services. Airtel slashed 2G prices by 90 percent and Vodafone cut down on its 2G data prices by 80 percent. Idea and Reliance followed with similar schemes to gain subscribers.The social networking site has not partnered with a telecom company for the first time. In fact, Reliance beat Vodafone in the three month initiative. In March, RCom came out with the ‘Reliance Twitter Access Pack’, where it offered free Twitter access to GSM customers.However, Vodafone India is the first to bring out ‘Twitter for Android app’ to the market.last_img read more

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BNP announces fresh programmes

first_imgLogo of BNPBNP on Sunday announced a two-day countrywide fresh programme, including formation of human chain in the capital, demanding its chairperson Khaleda Zia’s release from jail, reports news agency UNB.As part of its programme, Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) will form a human chain for an hour on Tuesday and stage a sit-in for another hour on Thursday.BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi announced the programme at a press briefing at the party’s Nayapaltan central officeBNP’s last programme was countrywide leaflet distribution on 1 March demanding Khaleda’s release.After the jailing of Khaleda, the party observed different peaceful programmes, including leaflet distribution, countrywide demonstration, human-chain formation, sit-in, token hunger-strike, protest procession in five phases, demanding her release.On 8 February, BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia was sent to jail after a special court sentenced her to five years’ rigorous imprisonment in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.last_img read more

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International Participation High At Offshore Technology Conference Despite Downturn

first_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /01:26 Ed MayberryThe last couple of years have been tough for the energy industry. But you’d never know it on the exhibit floor of the Offshore Technology Conference.Exhibitors and participants from 130 countries came to Houston for this year’s event. “This year we have 30 companies exhibiting on our pavilion,” said Gerard Momplot, with the French Association of Oil and Gas Suppliers. “In a way this year is a bit difficult for companies in the oil and gas.”“But people who’ve been in this industry for a long time see cycles — you’ve seen this before?” asked Ed Mayberry. “We are used to, to living with the cycles in the oil and gas,” Momplot said. “We are to adjust the cost of the suppliers in the industry just to cope with the new oil price.”Claire Miller with the Energy Industries Council in London says even when oil prices hit a slump, it’s always worth making the trip.”“We have about 900 square meters here, and that equates to 52 companies in the pavilion,” Miller said. “They’re looking to see which products with that lower costs, and actually looking at the smarter ways of working. So innovation is key, but obviously in downturn, it’s even more important.”  Sander Vergroesen with the Association of Dutch Suppliers in Rotterdam says finding new ways to cut expenses tops the agenda.“I think the Dutch are particularly good at that,” Vergroesen said. “Of course it’s always important, but especially these days. You have to lower the price as much as possible and be more efficient and effective in your operations.” Since 1969, OTC has generated approximately $2.5 billion in income for Houston.Ed Mayberry X Listen Sharelast_img read more

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Evidence of second fast northsouth pole flip found

first_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: Evidence of second fast north-south pole flip found (2010, September 6) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-09-evidence-fast-north-south-pole-flip.html (PhysOrg.com) — The Earth’s magnetic poles flip around every 200,000 years or so, with north becoming south and vice versa. Normally, the process takes 4-5,000 years and it ought to be impossible for the flip to be much faster, if models of the Earth’s core are correct, but now for the second time evidence has been found of a flip that appears to have taken only a few years. The first time evidence was discovered of a rapid geomagnetic field reversal was in 1995 when well-preserved lava flows were found at Steens Mountain in Oregon in the US. Research on the rocks by a team led by geologist Scott Bogue of the Occidental College in Los Angeles revealed the lava flow had an unusual magnetic pattern that suggested the magnetic field had been shifting over 10,000 times faster than normal, at six degrees a day. The magnetic patterns are preserved within the magnetic crystals in the lava, formed as the lava flow cooled.The first findings remained controversial and many scientists have challenged the fast flip-flop theory, but now Bogue and colleague Jonathan Glen of the US Geological Survey have found evidence in ancient lava rock in Battle Mountain, Nevada of a second fast flip, dated around 15 million years ago.The record in one particular lava flow in Nevada suggests the magnetic field moved by 53 degrees in a single year. The lava started to cool, but was then heated again within a year as it was buried under fresh lava. The crystals in the rock were re-magnetized by the fresh lava, producing a shift of 53 degrees. This finding could mean the poles swapped over a period of only four years, but Brogue said it could also suggest there was a rapid acceleration period within the steady movement of the field.According to some geologists a polarity reversal is overdue, since the Earth’s magnetic field has been weakening for the last century, and the last stable reversal was about 780,000 years ago. Even if it was a super-fast flip-flop, however, it would not be noticeable to most people. No one is certain why such reversals take place, although many scientists believe they are connected in some way with the convective movements of the liquid iron in the Earth’s outer core.The findings are due to appear in Geophysical Research Letters. This wide angle view of the Earth is centered on the Atlantic Ocean between South America and Africa. Lava flows reveal clues to magnetic field reversals © 2010 PhysOrg.com More information: Bogue, S. W et al., Very rapid geomagnetic field change recorded by the partial remagnetization of a lava flow, Geophysical Research Letters, doi:10.1029/2010GL044286 , in press. Explore furtherlast_img read more

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Want to remember something Better draw it

first_imgDrawing things that need to be remembered may help you more than when you write them, finds an interesting study. Drawing pictures of information that needs to be remembered is a strong and reliable strategy to enhance memory. The study showed that drawing helps to create a more cohesive memory trace that better integrates visual, motor and semantic information.“We pitted drawing against a number of other known encoding strategies, but drawing always came out on top,” said the lead author, Jeffrey Wammes, doctoral student at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada. The findings showed a significant recall advantage for words that were drawn as compared to those that were written. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Also, the participants often recalled more than twice as many drawn than written words.“We labelled this benefit ‘the drawing effect,’ which refers to this distinct advantage of drawing words relative to writing them out,” Wammes explained. Memory for drawn words was superior to all other alternatives. Drawing led to better later memory performance than listing physical characteristics, creating mental images, and viewing pictures of the objects depicted by the words. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixIn addition, the quality of the drawings people made did not seem to matter, suggesting that everyone could benefit from this memory strategy, regardless of their artistic talent.“In line with this, we showed that people still gained a huge advantage in later memory, even when they had just four seconds to draw their picture,” Wammes noted.However, in variations of the experiment in which students drew the words repeatedly, or added visual details to the written letters, such as shading or other doodles, the results remained unchanged. The study, published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology, presented student participants with a list of simple, easily drawn words, such as “apple”. The students were given 40 seconds to either draw the word or write it out repeatedly. They were then given a filler task of classifying musical tones to facilitate the retention process. Finally, the researchers asked students to freely recall as many words as possible from the initial list in just 60 seconds.The researchers are currently trying to determine why this memory benefit is so potent, and how widely it can be applied to other types of information.last_img read more

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Makeshift dais caves in Nusrat safe

first_imgKolkata: Actor-tuned-politician Nusrat Jahan, who is contesting from the Basirhat Lok Sabha constituency on Trinamool Congress’ ticket, averted an accident on Wednesday when a portion of the makeshift dais she was sitting on caved in.The incident took place at Jogardanga village in Goyaltore where she went to campaign in favour of the Trinamool Congress candidate Birbaha Soren, who is contesting from Jhargram. The incident triggered panic among the other Trinamool Congress leaders who were on the stage. None of them suffered any serious injuries in the incident. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataAccording to local administration, it is suspected that more persons climbed on the dais as a result of which a portion of it collapsed. The stage had a capacity to bear the weight of 10 to 15 people. But, more than 30 persons were on the dais when it collapsed. The police personnel deployed at the ground brought the situation under control. The exact cause of the incident is yet to be confirmed by the police. They have started a detailed probe into the incident. Cops are trying to find out if there was any negligence on the part of the decorators. A senior police officer in the district said there had been adequate deployment of police force at the spot. The exact cause is yet to be ascertained.last_img read more

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Cute passenger alert Duck boards flight wearing booties and diaper

first_img Share Cute passenger alert! Duck boards flight wearing booties and diaper << Previous PostNext Post >> Posted by “His human said he had several diapers, but always indicated (how I’m not sure) that he preferred to wear the Captain America one,” said Essig.More news:  Can you guess the one and only hotel company to rank on Indeed’s Top Workplaces in Canada list?Essig learned that Daniel is four years old and was bought by his owner at a yard sale. He also said that his owner “kissed him on the beak several times” and held his beak gently when he quacked a lot during the flight.Daniel, an Indian Runner duck who can’t fly, was snapped looking out the window, perhaps daydreaming of what it’d be like to take flight among the clouds. But for Daniel, a clunky airplane will have to do for now.Daniel, the duck on my flight, likes to look at the clouds. pic.twitter.com/YiOjCvZ0NO— Mark Essig (@mark_essig) October 16, 2016center_img Tuesday, October 18, 2016 Travelweek Group CHARLOTTE, North Carolina — Duck, duck, loose! Photos of an emotional support duck boarding a plane have popped up on social media, with reports saying that it was a model passenger who liked to “look at the clouds.”My seatmate, CLTAVL, is this handsome duck named Daniel. His gentle quacking eases the sadness of leaving #SFA16. pic.twitter.com/iDKWCceAFi— Mark Essig (@mark_essig) October 16, 2016Author Mark Essig sat directly behind Daniel the duck on a short flight from Charlotte, North Carolina to Asheville, and snapped several photos of the adorable passenger while he walked down the aisle and gazed out the window. According to Essig, Daniel’s flight attire included little red booties and a Captain America diaper.Here is Daniel The Emotional Support Duck in all his red-shoed glory. pic.twitter.com/rBkK0QnBKr— Mark Essig (@mark_essig) October 17, 2016last_img read more

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Watch this kangaroo duke it out with unsuspecting paraglider

first_imgWatch this kangaroo duke it out with unsuspecting paraglider Tags: Australia CANBERRA — Don’t let the pep in their step fool you – even kangaroos have a bad day every once in a while.Paraglider Jonathan Bishop learned first-hand just how grumpy the marsupial can be when he was attacked by one in Mamadgi National Park, just outside Canberra, Australia.Upon landing, he was immediately met by a kangaroo hopping across the landing pad at mach-10 speeds. Bishop, who thought at first the ‘roo was friendly, greeted it with a friendly, “Hey, what’s up, Skip?”Skip wasn’t having it, however, and responded with a mean right hook, followed by an aggressive shove.And then, as quickly as it arrived on the scene, Skippy hopped away, barely giving Bishop a second thought.Kangaroos, not as cute and cuddly as we all thought! Monday, March 11, 2019 Travelweek Group center_img Posted by Share << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

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Go back to the enewsletter Hyatt Hotels Corporatio

first_imgGo back to the enewsletterHyatt Hotels Corporation will open the group’s first Hyatt Regency branded property in Budapest, Hungary in early 2020 in the landmark building Postapalota, the former postal office on Petőfi Sándor Street.Positioned in the hilly district of Buda, the 231-room property will be situated near the vibrant Váci Street and a five-minute walk to the Danube river and Royal Palace. Other hotel facilities include a ballroom, spa, fitness facilities and an indoor pool.“The development of Hyatt Regency Budapest demonstrates Hyatt’s commitment to growing the Hyatt Regency brand footprint throughout Central and Eastern Europe,” said Takuya Aoyama, vice president development, Eastern Europe, Russia & CIS at Hyatt.Budapest’s Postapalota – the future location of Hyatt Regency Budapest“We are delighted to bring this landmark building back to life,” said Dr. Michael Hutter, owner of Városház Utca Projekt Ingatlanforgalmazó Kft, the firm behind the project which struck a management agreement with a Hyatt affiliate.“We believe the globally recognised Hyatt Regency brand will help further transform Petőfi Sándor Street to become a sought-after destination for shopping, dining and culture. It’s an honour for us to be part of this process and we believe the hotel will be a successful development.”Hyatt Regency Budapest adds to Hyatt’s growing brand footprint in Hungary and Central & Eastern Europe, which will include the recently announced Párisi Udvar, part of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt, located on Ferenciek Square on the Pest side of the city. Further additions in the region will include Hyatt Regency Zadar Maraska, Croatia and Hyatt Regency Sofia, Bulgaria.Go back to the enewsletterlast_img read more

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