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Samsung Galaxy J4 2GB RAM variant receives price cut, now selling at Rs 9,490

first_imgIt has been only a month of the launch and Samsung is already giving discount on its budget phone– the Galaxy J4. The company launched two models of the phone last month- 2GB RAM/16GB storage and 3GB RAM/32GB storage at Rs 9,990 and Rs 11,990 respectively. Mobile retailer Mahesh Telecom claims that the company has dropped the price of the base variant by Rs 500. This means that the 2GB model of Samsung Galaxy J4 will now sell at Rs 9,490. This is a discount of nearly 5 per cent.The revised price of the J4 is already reflecting on company’s website and Amazon India but it remains unclear if the discount is permanent or only available for a short duration. The price of the 3GB RAM variant remains the same.Samsung launched the Galaxy J4 in June in India. The smartphone sports a 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED display with an 16:9 aspect ratio and 720×1280 pixels of resolution. The display is protected by a 2.5D Gorilla glass on top. The device is powered by a 1.4GHz Exynos processor coupled with 2GB/3GB RAM. It runs the Android Oreo 8.0 out-of-the-box.The camera specs of the phone include a 13MP rear camera sensor with an LED flash and support and f/1.9 aperture. On the front you see a 5MP selfie camera paired with LED flash.The Galaxy J4 comes pack with an Advanced Memory Management feature that helps users manage space on phone memory by automatically pushing media content from social media to the external memory card. Like most of the other budget phones from Samsung, the Galaxy J4 also comes with pre-loaded with company’s one stop online shopping service – Samsung Mall.advertisementThe phone also comes with another feature called App Pair. Announced at Galaxy Note 8 launch event, the App Pair feature can be seen on Samsung’s high end phones also. It basically allows user to build pre-combined pairs of apps that open together in a split screen mode on the phone enabling multi-tasking. The Galaxy J4 is available in blue, black and gold colour variants.last_img read more

2015 Touch World Cup Finals to Feature on Channel Nine!

first_imgThe ever popular staple of Sunday NRL in front of the television is set to take on a new dimension with a unique extended format of Sunday afternoon NRL coverage on Channel Nine, from 31 May, 2015. Not only will NRL fans and broader audience get their usual fix of Rugby League action with Sunday NRL Live on Channel Nine, but with an exciting entrée leading into the regular afternoon broadcast over consecutive Sundays (31 May, 7 and 14 June).The 2015 Touch World Cup Finals featuring the best Touch Football talent on the planet across the Men’s, Women’s and Mixed (Open’s) divisions is set to light up Channel’s Nine’s Sunday NRL telecast over coming weeks with an hour-long highlights package of each divisions’ finals matches leading into the regular Sunday NRL 4.00pm (AEST) timeslot. The three x one hour Touch World Cup finals will be broadcast into over 50 countries across Asia Pacific and Europe via Fox International, Star TV and Eurosport, following the free to air broadcast on Nine. Broader distribution domestically to be confirmed.   Australia continued its domination of the quadrennial Touch World Cup in early May, recording its eighth successive Touch World Cup title. The Touch World Cup series commenced on the Gold Coast back in 1988 and has been showcased across the globe in New Zealand (1991), Hawaii (US – 1995), Sydney (1999), Japan (2003), South Africa (2007) and Scotland (2011), in ensuing years before returning to these shores.  Australia has enjoyed enduring success over the 27-year period with New Zealand, Australia’s main rival across most divisions. Host Nation and Touch Football Australia CEO, Colm Maguire, said the news and the overall opportunity was very exciting and timely.“This is such a fantastic outcome for the sport of Touch Football and it is a real breakthrough to have our pinnacle international event showcased in this way,” he said. “This highlights the benefit of our alignment with the NRL but the success of our overall broadcast commitment over our current strategic cycle which includes numerous televised events. “This also positions the sport even more strongly, not only through our partnership with the NRL but as an immensely popular participation sport played at the elite level, beamed out to a much wider domestic and international television audience.  “One of the advantages of the free-to-air broadcast is the fact that close to 50% of the television coverage will feature our female participants.“And that is pivotal to our participation and performance environment and strategic focus with the NRL.” NRL CEO Dave Smith welcomed Channel Nine’s support in showcasing International Touch Football. “It is fantastic that fans will be able to enjoy the international game as part of Channel Nine’s Sunday football broadcast,” he said. “Through our strategic alliance with TFA we are committed to growing the profile of the game and Sunday afternoon time slot on Channel Nine presents the ideal opportunity to do so. “The NRL Touch Football partnership provides both sports with opportunities to work together and grow our participation numbers as we look to create Australia’s largest sporting community.”The NSW Government, through Destination NSW, is proud to partner with Touch Football Australia to secure major Touch Football events in NSW. This event is part of the NSW Government’s support for Touch Football, which follows also the Youth Trans-Tasman event at Cronulla and the National Touch League in Coffs Harbour earlier this year.Channel Nine Touch Football World Cup broadcast times in New South Wales: Sunday May 31 – 2:30pm followed by Dragons v Sharks Sunday June 7 – 2:30pm followed by Sharks v Roosters Sunday June 14 – 2:30pm followed by Titans v Bulldogs Related LinksWorld Cup Finals on Nine Channel Nine Touch Football World Cup broadcast times in Queensland (GEM): Sunday May 31 – 9.30amSunday June 7 – 10.00amSunday June 14 – 9.30amSocial Media Touch World CupTwitter – https://twitter.com/touchworldcup15 @touchworldcup15 Instagram – https://instagram.com/touchworldcup2015  Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/TouchWorldCup Social Media Touch Football AustraliaTwitter – https://twitter.com/touchfootyaus @touchfootyaus Instagram – https://instagram.com/touchfootballaustralia Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustralia last_img read more

9 months agoRabbi Matondo rejects Man City contract offer

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Rabbi Matondo rejects Man City contract offerby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveRabbi Matondo has rejected a new contract offer from Manchester City.The Sun says he could be the next youngster to leave the Etihad.Pep Guardiola has lost Brahim Diaz to Real Madrid and now has one of his brightest Academy prospects targeted by German clubs.The 18-year-old, capped by Wales, has a full season left on his current deal but fresh terms have not been agreed.Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Borussia Monchengladbach, and RB Leipzig all watched the forward play in a UEFA youth clash against Hoffenhiem earlier in the season.And City ideally don’t want youngsters running down their contract like Spain Under-21 star Diaz. last_img read more

Law Must be Enforced in Public Transport System – Minister Henry

first_img Minister of Transport and Mining, Hon. Mike Henry, says the rule of law must prevail in the operation of the public transportation system. He noted that the robots, or unlicensed taxis, continue to be a “sour point”, as they undermine the operations of the legal taxi operators. Story Highlights “We have to be mindful that we cannot flout the law whenever it pleases us, or accommodate those who are operating illegally at the expense of those who are obeying the rules,” he said. Minister Henry was speaking to JIS News following a meeting with transport operators in Montego Bay, St. James, recently. Minister of Transport and Mining, Hon. Mike Henry, says the rule of law must prevail in the operation of the public transportation system.“We have to be mindful that we cannot flout the law whenever it pleases us, or accommodate those who are operating illegally at the expense of those who are obeying the rules,” he said.Minister Henry was speaking to JIS News following a meeting with transport operators in Montego Bay, St. James, recently.He said the Ministry has been facilitating dialogue between members of the transport authority and operators of public passenger vehicles (PPV), in order for the operators to have a better understanding of the traffic laws.He noted that the robots, or unlicensed taxis, continue to be a “sour point”, as they undermine the operations of the legal taxi operators.He said that while it will be difficult to pursue, he will look into whether calls by some transport operators for passengers to be charged with aiding and abetting of robot taxis has any merit.As it relates to use of bike taxis in western Jamaica, Minister Henry said he met with operators in Hanover and Negril, where he voiced concerns about their operations while giving a listening ear to their grouses.“The first thing that I tell them is that before any constructive dialogue can go any further, they have to ensure that they are not only licensed to be on the road, but must also be in compliance with everything, including the wearing of helmets, both for the rider and outrider.“I know the situation with the bikes is a serious problem as it relates to fatalities,” Mr. Henry pointed out.“On the one hand, it can be argued that they are providing a much-needed service, but on the other hand, we have to ask ourselves, ‘at what cost’,” he added.last_img read more

Gas Tanker Business Drives Milahas Profit Up

first_imgzoomAbdulrahman Essa Al-Mannai, Milaha CEO; Image Courtesy: Milaha Qatar-based maritime transport and logistics company Milaha saw its net profit rise in the first half of 2019 amid a stronger gas and tanker business.The company’s profit reached QAR 316 million (USD 86.7 million) for the six months ended June 30, 2019, representing a rise of 6% compared to a net profit of QAR 297 million (USD 81.5 million) reported in the same period in 2018.Operating revenues for the period were at QAR 1.26 billion, up from QAR 1.25 billion seen a year earlier.However, operating profit dropped to QAR 230 million from QAR 258 million reported in the first half of 2018.Milaha’s business units delivered mixed results.Specifically, Milaha Maritime & Logistics’ revenue decreased by QAR 14 million with net profit remaining flat at QAR 65 million against the same period in 2018. Stronger performance in port business offset declines in logistics and shipyard units.The company’s Milaha Gas & Petrochem business reported a decrease in revenue by QAR 5 million, with net profit increasing by QAR 181 million, driven by a reduction in vessel impairments compared to 2018, as well as improvements in market shipping rates in the sectors in which the company’s operates.Furthermore, Milaha Offshore saw a revenue increase of QAR 99 million, however the bottom line decreased by QAR 95 million. Despite strong operating performance and increase in operating profit, the segment’s results declined due to vessel impairments.Milaha Capital’s revenue decreased by QAR 49 million and net profit by QAR 62 million, as a result of lower dividends and held for trading portfolio income.Established in 1957, Milaha focuses on marine transportation in gas, petroleum products, containers and bulk; offshore support services; port management and operations; logistics services; shipyard; trading agencies; real estate investments; and asset management.,Established in 1957, Milaha focuses on marine transportation in gas, petroleum products, containers and bulk; offshore support services; port management and operations; logistics services; shipyard; trading agencies; real estate investments; and asset management.last_img read more

Views of Trumps trade adviser carry the day at White House

first_imgWASHINGTON – In the squabbling Trump White House, no insider is ever above rebuke and no one blacklisted beyond redemption. Trade adviser Peter Navarro, once barred from sending private emails and spotted skulking in West Wing hallways, has emerged from the chaos ascendant.With his chief ideological rival, Gary Cohn, now headed for the exit, Navarro and his protectionist trade policies are taking centre stage as President Donald Trump prepares to impose the steep tariffs on steel and aluminum imports that Navarro has long championed.Navarro, a 68-year-old former economics professor whose ideas were once considered well outside the mainstream, joined the Trump campaign in 2016 after one of his books on China happened to catch the eye of Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner during an internet search.From the presidential campaign, Navarro made the leap to the new administration to head a new White House National Trade Council. But he was quickly sidelined by chief of staff John Kelly and closely managed by former staff secretary Rob Porter.As alliances shifted and staffers departed, though, Navarro made his move, encouraging Trump to embrace a plan that many economists, lawmakers and White House aides warn could lead to a trade war and imperil U.S. economic gains. Trump signed a pair of proclamations Thursday imposing tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum.The president and the combative Navarro share the same hard-line views on trade that were a centerpiece of Trump’s campaign. For decades, both men have accused China of unfair trade practices that have displaced American workers and hobbled the U.S. manufacturing base.“Peter speaks the same language as Trump does on these issues,” said Stephen Moore, a former Trump campaign adviser who is now a visiting fellow at The Heritage Foundation. “He and Trump agree on an America First policy when it comes to trade and other issues, so he has emerged as a policy force in this administration.”Like Stephen Miller on immigration, Navarro has now become the face of Trump’s trade plan. In interviews since Trump’s surprise promise to impose the sweeping tariffs, Navarro has forcefully defended his boss and minimized any potential negative impact on the U.S.“There’s negligible-to-nothing effects,” he said dismissively on CBS, later accusing the media of hyping prospects of a trade war.Navarro had limited contact with Trump world until early in the campaign, when Kushner was drawn to his book, “Death by China,” while researching China policy. Kushner reached out and Navarro quickly became an economic adviser.Despite his credentials as a Harvard Ph.D. and former professor at the University of California, Irvine, Navarro was less an academic focused on research than a master of controversy writing books such as “The Coming China Wars.” He has professed views that go further even than academic peers who see China’s emergence in the global economy as hurting many U.S. workers.“Trump has unconventional views on many issues. And here was an economist of some acclaim who was validating those positions,” Moore said.Scott Paul, president of the Alliance for American Manufacturing, which represents steel makers, has known Navarro for more than a decade. He described Navarro as “someone who certainly speaks his mind and is not afraid to present ideas and data that are contrarian. And I think way more often than not, he makes a very persuasive case.”Persuasive to like-minded Trump, perhaps, but not to many free-trade-loving Republicans.“I think he’s wrong on a lot of things,” said Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch of Utah, who opposes the tariffs.Under Trump’s plan, Canada and Mexico could be exempted from the tariffs based on the outcome of talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, a move that could soften the tariff blow.But Navarro is still riding high.He’s been telling friends that he’s seeking Cohn’s National Economic Council director title, according to a person close to the White House who has spoken to Navarro — a move that could spark an exodus of Cohn allies, another person familiar with the thinking of other White House officials said.Early in Trump’s term, Navarro at first was outmanoeuvred by Cohn, the Goldman Sachs president-turned-Trump economic adviser.Cohn-Navarro discussions sometimes turned into shouting matches, occasionally in front of Trump.Navarro, excluded from Trump’s trip to Asia last fall, was sometimes seen walking the West Wing halls at night. In an especially personal blow, he was required to copy in Cohn on all his emails after being accused of trying to circumvent West Wing processes, according to two people familiar with the policy. They spoke only on condition of anonymity to discuss internal administration roles.The White House regimen included a weekly trade policy meeting in the Roosevelt Room where aides with opposing views could talk through ideas to ensure recommendations brought to the president were fully vetted and legally sound. When Porter left, said one of the people, the process broke down and Navarro and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross made their move.Asked on Fox whether he’d conducted “guerrilla warfare,” sneaking around the West Wing and trying to making an end-run around staffers, Navarro dismissed the narrative as a “cheap shot” spread by “all sorts of malicious” leakers.Others said Navarro had bided his time, keeping his head down, persistently building his case. He waited as tariff decision deadlines set by Ross ticked closer, and the White House turned its attention back to trade after deciding to table the divisive issue while it worked on health care and taxes.“For a long time, there were a lot of long knives out to get him,” said Paul, who served as a member of the White House Manufacturing Jobs Initiative before resigning last summer.In the end though, said Paul, “I think it’s pretty clear that the president is siding with the economic nationalists.”___Associated Press writers Josh Boak, Catherine Lucey, Zeke Miller and Alan Fram contributed to this report.___Follow Colvin on Twitter at https://twitter.com/colvinj.last_img read more

Suncor refinery restart to ease PetroCanada service station fuel outages

first_imgCALGARY – Suncor Energy Inc. says a fuel supply shortage that left some of its Petro-Canada stations in the four western provinces with no gasoline to pump should clear up in the next few days.Stations began running out of fuel about two weeks ago in Edmonton and Calgary, followed by some Petro-Canada outlets in Saskatchewan, Manitoba and B.C.Spokeswoman Nicole Fisher says Suncor’s 142,000 barrel-a-day Edmonton refinery was restarted last week after being shut down for regular spring maintenance and the company is working to resupply the stations.She says the shortage of gasoline and other fuels in Western Canada was made worse because other suppliers were also off line, preventing Petro-Canada stations from using alternative sources.She says she doesn’t know how many stations were without fuel supplies.Fisher says Suncor is apologizing to customers who were inconvenienced by the outages, adding the last time it had such severe shortfall was two years ago in the wake of the Fort McMurray wildfire.“As they ran out, we’ve been working to replenish but some of them haven’t been replenished,” she said. “We do know this is an inconvenience for our customers and we do apologize.”last_img read more

LeBron Kyrie And Draymond All Made History In The Cavs Win

2012Heat @ Thunder228 Missing from this picture: the rest of the Cavs. Kevin Love, the team’s purported third banana, scored just 2 points and grabbed three rebounds, alongside four fouls and two turnovers. As a team, the Cavs had 16 turnovers and 22 fouls. That’s why it took both a historic suspension and a historic two-man performance for Cleveland to upset the Warriors and bring the series back to Ohio.Unfortunately for the Cavs, Green won’t be watching from next door in Game 6. And although LeBron and Co. will be at home, where Elo considers them 59 percent favorites to force a climactic Game 7, Cleveland was also the site of a late-game collapse and a double-digit defeat for the host team in Game 4. So the Cavs are not out of the woods yet — they’ve needed to make history to get this far against the defending champs, and to go any further, they’ll likely have to make some more.Check out our NBA Finals predictions. YEARGAMETEAMNAMESCORENAMESCOREDUO SCORE 101991James WorthyLAL1+2.3+0.5+2.9 20012LALShaquille O’Neal32.2Kobe Bryant26.158.3 Together, LeBron and Kyrie combined for a Game Score of 72.4, the top single-game performance by a duo in the finals since 1984. That means their collective performance topped any by Jordan and Pippen, O’Neal and Bryant, or even James and Wade — and it’s not particularly close. When the smoke cleared on Game 5 of the NBA Finals, LeBron James and Kyrie Irving had powered the Cleveland Cavaliers to the seventh-biggest finals upset since 1984,1The earliest year for which Basketball-Reference.com has complete game-level data. according to FiveThirtyEight’s Elo ratings (our favored way to get a snapshot of team quality). 2015Cavs @ Warriors224 19871LALJames Worthy32.0Magic Johnson30.962.9 32000Kobe BryantLAL1+3.2+1.2+4.4 1992Trail Blazers @ Bulls228 92000Chris MullinIND3+2.4+0.8+3.2 Biggest NBA Finals upsets according to Elo forecast, 1984-2016 Source: Basketball-Reference.com Of course, Elo doesn’t capture that a certain someone was missing from Monday night’s game. Draymond Green, the Warriors’ all-world defender, playmaker and swag leader was suspended for Game 5 after picking up a flagrant foul from a shot at LeBron’s … [groin] area. The suspension was historic in its own right: According to the Box Plus/Minus talent ratings,2Consider these a slightly lower-fi version of ESPN’s Real Plus-Minus ratings, with the benefit that they can be computed going back to the 1970s. We’ve used them here in the past. Green is the second-best player to miss a finals game since 1984. (Magic Johnson’s 1989 absence takes the top spot — by a mile.) So take the magnitude of the Cavs’ Elo upset with a grain of salt. 2001Sixers @ Lakers117% 42015Kyrie IrvingCLE5+4.7-0.8+3.8 19904PORClyde Drexler33.9Jerome Kersey26.059.9 20134MIADwyane Wade30.6LeBron James29.660.2 81996Nate McMillanSEA2-0.1+3.4+3.2 YEARPLAYERTEAMGAMES MISSEDOFFENSEDEFENSEOVERALL 19925CHIMichael Jordan33.3Scottie Pippen24.557.8 Among players who played at least one finals game (i.e., those who were not injured earlier in playoffs, etc.)Source: Basketball-Reference.com, Daniel Myers 1993Suns @ Bulls523 2014Heat @ Spurs224 22016Draymond GreenGS1+1.4+3.7+5.1 72016Kevin LoveCLE1+2.2+1.3+3.5 YEARGAMEUPSET ODDS BPM TALENT RATINGS Dray is the second-best player to miss a finals game since ’84 1993Suns @ Bulls321 PLAYER 1PLAYER 2 11989Magic JohnsonLAL1+6.5+1.7+8.3 20165CLELeBron James39.2Kyrie Irving33.272.4 But we shouldn’t let Golden State’s short-handedness take too much away from LeBron and Kyrie’s twin performances in Game 5. They scored 82 of Cleveland’s 112 points, accounted for 15 more with their assists to other Cavs and chalked up two of the top 22 single-game performances in the NBA Finals since 1984, according to Game Score, John Hollinger’s productivity rating. LeBron in particular dropped the second-best stat line of that entire span, trailing only Tim Duncan’s 2003 dismantling of the New Jersey Nets. 19934CHIMichael Jordan38.9Horace Grant23.462.3 1984Lakers @ Celtics127 Top combined average Game Scores for single-game finals duos since 1984 19921CHIMichael Jordan36.9Scottie Pippen28.865.7 2003Nets @ Spurs221 2016Cavs @ Warriors526 19855LALMagic Johnson29.7James Worthy29.158.8 51990Dennis RodmanDET1+1.3+2.3+3.6 Source: Basketball-Reference.com 62015Andrew BogutGS2-1.4+5.0+3.5 read more

Conley and Turner cash in with new salary cap

Day 1 of NBA free agency on Friday was an unprecedented start to what will become the most lucrative offseason in the history of the sport.The increase from $70M to $94M in team cap space has given owners the ability to offer substantial contracts to many players who would’ve never sniffed $20M per year under the previous salary cap.Two of those beneficiaries are former Ohio State Buckeyes Mike Conley and Evan Turner. Conley re-signed with the Memphis Grizzlies for a five-year, $153 million deal. Turner etched a four-year, $75 million deal with the Portland Trail Blazers.Conley’s deal marks the richest in NBA history, which could be surpassed by free agents LeBron James and Kevin Durant.Conley is now bringing in more money per year than any other point guard in the NBA despite never being named an All-Star. Since being drafted at No. 4 overall in the 2007 NBA draft by the Grizzlies, Conley has widely been regarded as the league’s most underrated point guard.He has averaged 15.7 points per game and 5.9 assists per game over the last four seasons with the Grizzlies. His season was cut short after 56 games because of an Achilles injury.Conley played one season at OSU and averaged 11.3 ppg and 6.1 apg in 2006-07, leading the Buckeyes to their first NCAA final since 1962.Turner played with the Celtics the last two seasons averaging 10.5 ppg, 4.4 apg, 4.9 rebounds per game in 2015-16 as Boston’s sixth man.Portland will be Turner’s fourth team in the NBA since being selected No. 2 overall by Philadelphia in 2010.Turner was AP Player of the Year in 2009-10 with OSU averaging 20.4 ppg, 6.0 apg and 9.2 rpg. read more

BLM Approves Greater Mooses Tooth 2 Oil And Gas Development Project

first_imgCurrently, 199 authorized leases cover 1,384,352 acres in the NPR-A. Bids received for the 13 lease sales since 1999 have generated more than $282 million, according to the BLM.  This past winter ConocoPhillips also had an active exploration program, with three wells drilled in the NPR-A. The company estimates that the approximately 40,000 barrels of oil produced per day will result in royalties amounting to roughly $2.13 billion, with payments shared among the resource owners. In August 2015, ConocoPhillips submitted an application to the BLM to permit a 14-acre pad and up to 48 wells, an 8.2-mile road, and an 8.6-mile pipeline connecting GMT2 with GMT1. ConocoPhillips anticipates starting construction of GMT2 during the winter of 2018-2019 and expects the site to be in production for 30 years from 2020-2050. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) approved an application for the Greater Mooses Tooth 2 (GMT2) project, continued production of oil and gas from federal lands in the 22.8-million acre National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (NPR-A).last_img read more