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After 22 years, wedding bells ring in Dholpur village of Rajasthan

first_imgWhen 23-year-old Pawan Kumar brought his bride from Madhya Pradesh to the nondescript Rajghat village in Rajasthan’s Dholpur district earlier this week, the poor villagers had much to rejoice. The wedding bells had tolled in the village after 22 long years because no parent was willing to marry their daughter off to anyone in the village.For over two decades, the pathetic state of Rajghat, situated 5 km away from Dholpur town, ruled out the possibility of its eligible bachelors getting any marriage proposals. The last marriage took place in the village in 1996.Situated on the banks of Chambal river, the small and dusty village – with a population of only 350 – has no roads, electricity supply, water pipelines or basic medical facilities. The lone government primary school has only a few students. When the sun sets, the village is covered in total darkness. Till recently, the villagers living in the vicinity of the river had no access to clean drinking water. Change in the airMuch has changed in the village thanks to Ashwani Parashar, a final year MBBS student in Sawai Man Singh Government Medical College in Jaipur and a native of Dholpur, who moved a public interest litigation in the Rajasthan High Court on the conditions in Rajghat last year and wrote letters to the Prime Minister’s Office. He also launched a social media campaign with hashtag #SaveRajghat.last_img read more

Moto E4 Plus in Oxford Blue colour will come to India during Diwali

first_imgMotorola launched the Moto E4 in three colour variants — Iron Gray, Oxford Blue and Fine Gold in India on July 12. Soon after the launch, the smartphone was put up for sale exclusively on Flipkart. But, surprising only the Iron Gray and Fine Gold variants of the E4 Plus are available to the customers currently. However, a Motorola spokesperson has now confirmed to India Today Tech that the Oxford Blue variant of the Moto E4 Plus will come to India only during Diwali (which is sometime around mid-October) and not anytime before that.Moto E4 Plus is available in India at Rs 9,999, exclusively on Flipkart. Customers buying the Moto E4 Plus via Flipkart will be eligible to avail great deals and discounts. Moto E4 Plus is available under the Flipkart exchange offer. With the exchange offer, customers can get a maximum exchange amount of up to Rs 9,000. However, the exchange offer amount will vary depending on the smartphone you exchange it with.Apart from the exchange offer, Flipkart is also offering several other deals. On purchasing the Moto E4 Plus from Flipkart, customers will be able to get an extra 5 per cent discount on Axis Bank Buzz credit cards. Furthermore, Flipkart has also partnered with Idea Cellular and Reliance Jio and is offering extra data for pre-paid customers.Also Read: Moto E4 Plus available for Rs 999 with Flipkart exchange offerAfter purchasing the Moto E4 Plus, Idea users can recharge their numbers with Rs 443, and they will be able to get 84GB 4G data along with unlimited calling service valid for 3 months, with no daily FUP limit.  Furthermore, Reliance Jio customers buying the Moto E4 Plus from Flipkart will get 84GB of 4G data on recharging with Rs 399. Customers will also get free Jio Prime Membership. The additional data vouchers can be availed for maximum of six recharges. Additionally, customers will also get a free 2 month subscription to Hotstar premium and a BuyBack guarantee of up to Rs 4,000.advertisementAlongside, the Moto E4 Plus, Motorola also showcased the Moto E4 in Oxford Blue during the launch event. But, there are no words on when will the model hit the Indian shores.The key highlight of the E4 Plus is its battery. The Moto E4 Plus comes with a massive 5,000mAh battery, Android 7.1.1 Nougat and also a front LED flash. Motorola claims that the 5000mAh battery will last for 2 days on a single charge. The Moto E4 Plus is powered by the 1.3Ghz 64-bit quad-core MediaTek MT6737 processor coupled with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage which can be expandable up to 128GB via a microSD card.Moto E4 Plus looks quite similar to the Moto G5 and the Moto G5 Plus and comes with a metal unibody chassis and a slightly curved back with antenna bands on the top and bottom of the device. The smartphone sports a 5.5-inch 720p HD display. A fingerprint sensor is embedded in the home button up front. On the camera front, the Moto E4 Plus comes with a 13-megapixel camera at the back, while on the front the device features a 5-megapixel selfie shooter which comes with an aperture of f/2.2.last_img read more

HC direction to SDAT on selection process for TN aquatics

first_imgMadurai, Dec 22 (PTI) The Madras High Court has directed the Sports Development Authority of Tamil Nadu to consider conducting the selection process for participation in the 29th Tamil Nadu State Winter Aquatic Championship and South Zone Selection Trials-2017.The process should be conducted by following a “consolidated” method to avoid complexity in selection and to identify energetic aspirants for participation in the events, Justice R Mahadevan said.It should be based only on merit, ability and skill of the candidates without any partiality or favouritism, the judge said, disposing of a petition yesterday.Petitioner Muthukumar submitted that when his daughter, Sripriyadarshini, a gold medallist in swimming, wanted to participate in the selection trials, she found that there were two associations with the same name — “Tamil Nadu State Aquatic Association” — and two different addresses.These associations had called for eligible candidates by notifications on December 12 for the state winter championship and December 15 for the South Zone Selection Trials-2017.There was confusion among the aspirants as to where they should apply, he contended.Justice Mahadevan said it was a sorry state of affairs that an aspiring candidate was put to difficulties in the matter of subjecting herself for selection.This amounted to nipping the career of the petitioners daughter in the bud itself, he said.The court warned that departmental proceedings would be initiated against SDAT officials if they were found to be shirking responsibility and making the petitioner run from pillar to post without taking any firm decision.The petitioner had sought a direction to the SDAT to conduct a single selection process for selecting participants for the South Zone Aquatic Championship. PTI SSN BN SCadvertisementlast_img read more

Rallies in Support of Greece in Chicago on June 29 and in Astoria July 1

first_imgA link to the event is: On Monday, June 29, there will be a Solidarity with Greece demonstration at 6:30 pm in front of the Greek Consulate in Chicago, 650 North St. Clair Street (just north of the Loop). https://www.facebook.com/events/1463548867294456/TweetPinShare0 Sharescenter_img https://www.facebook.com/events/115858132085050/There will also be one in Astoria, NY on July 1. That link is:last_img

Team treats Kangana for good work in ‘Panga’

first_imgTeam treats Kangana for good work in ‘Panga’Kangana Ranaut was treated with a lavish south Indian meal by her team to appreciate the efforts she has been putting in as a kabaddi player in Pangaadvertisement Mail Today Bureau June 5, 2019UPDATED: June 5, 2019 11:39 IST Kangana Ranaut was treated with a lavish south Indian meal by her team to appreciate the efforts she has been putting in as a kabaddi player in Panga . Ranaut has been working really hard to get into character by gaining and losing weight, doing pilates, slogging in the gym and learning the sport. The team shared this picture of her enjoying the food on Instagram on Tuesday.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byApoorva Abhay Uzagare Tags :Follow Kangana RanautFollow TreatFollow PangaFollow Kabaddi playerFollow South Indian meallast_img read more

The Manual Awards: The Best of New York City

first_img 11 Best Gins for a Refreshing Gin and Tonic All 21 Six Flags Parks in the U.S., Ranked This is the first year The Manual is giving awards to our favorite spots in eight cities across America. These are places that we think are doing great things for their neighbors, town and overall community. Each winning brand/location will receive a Manual Award sticker to proudly post in their establishment. Follow along with us and our friends at Moore & Giles, as we travel across America discovering the best these cities have to offer.While The Manual is well known for covering hot spots all around the nation, New York City is home base for many of us. While it is getting ridiculously expensive to live in, and Hedge Funders are attempting to rule the roost (80s flash back!), the urban adventurer can always find a quality piece of beef, a barber that remembers your name and some great brands to explore. Of course Brooklyn is where it’s at these days so you will find our awards stretching to that borough too. Next time you head to The Big Apple, use this post as a guide and you won’t be disappointed.Best Restaurant:The Beatrice InnSome of us remember this restaurant as NYC’s most debaucherous club in the 2000’s but like us, the space has matured and we would much rather spend an evening feasting on Chef Angie Mar’s 60-day dry tomahawks, 45-day dry aged burgers and cherry pies with beef fat crust than doing shots. The interior is cavernous and cozy for a romantic night or dinner with old friends. Just remember, go hungry or go home.Best Bar:TorstWe all like a good dive bar but when in New York, do it up. Torst is the slickest looking bar in town but it’s not all show. Danish co-owner Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø couldn’t find a stylish spot with great beers so he opened Torst to satiate his needs. Ends up all of New York is equally as excited about the wood-clad bar. Their impressive draft line is rotated every two weeks and the taps are operated by a serious ‘beer control panel’ they call the ‘Flux Capacitor (learn more here). Oh, and on Sundays they have a pig roast. Need we say more?Photo courtesy of Signe BirckBest Coffee Shop:IntelligentsiaTucked away in the awe inspiring High Line Hotel (formerly a Theological Seminary built in 1895), Intelligentsia opened an outpost with on point baristas, delicious single origin espresso plus the awesome people watching in the lobby. They also have a 1963 Citroën H-Van outside on the patio that has been reconfigured as a coffee truck for a to-go cup. But we suggest taking a seat outdoors and soaking up the vibes of this new Chelsea establishmentBest Local Brew:Brooklyn BreweryEver since 1987 Brooklyn Brewery has been satiating locals lips with quality beer. While the brew was made in the Matt Brewing Company in upstate New York for the first ten years, in 1996 they bought a former matzo factory in Williamsburg and started making magic right there in Brooklyn. In 2009 they expanded and their Brooklyn Brown Ale and Brooklyn India Pale Ale have been big winners but you really can’t go wrong with any of there thirst quenching beers.Best Shop:The LodgeLocated in the East Village, The Lodge is a refreshing change to the ever increasing chain stores in Manhattan. Come in and surround yourself with Made in America beauties such as Chester Wallace totes, Throne watches and American Trench socks. They keep the man ball rolling with grooming products from Fellow Barber, Baxter and Blind Barber. And there is always whiskey served. Always.Best Barber Shop:Decatur & SonsThe City is inundated with a plethora of new barber shops for the recently well coiffed dude. But some don’t take reservations, some are too hip to bother with and others are full of assholes. That is why we are such fans of the low key, friendly Decatur & Sons in Chelsea Market. All of the barbers here provide excellent cuts, trims and shaves in their cozy little shop without attitude. Just book online and look forward to a quality experience.Best Local Brand:Craft AtlanticWhile we cover our fair share of lumber jacky outdoor wear, we are still fans of looking sharp and stepping up our game. Especially when we are traveling. That is why we are such big fans of Craft Atlantic. While their pieces are handsome, they also incorporate natural and high-tech yarns, technical innovation and great streamlined design to take us from the boardroom to the bar.To visit in person head to 115 Greenwich Avenue New York, NY. Editors’ Recommendations This Indoor Market Takes You to Japan Without Ever Leaving New York City If You Haven’t Visited the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, What Are You Waiting For? The Barbershop Renaissance and Men’s Grooming Revolution, According to Fellow Barber’s Sam Buffa last_img read more

Blue Water Transports the World’s Largest Wind Turbine

first_imgzoom Blue Water has handled the logistics and transport of the world’s largest wind turbine – the V164 8MW produced by Vestas. The assignment was to handle four sea freight transports from Aalborg, Lindoe and Southampton in connection with the installation of the test turbine.The first transport in the project included the very large and high turbine tower which was shipped in five sections.“We have prepared for months and have had a close cooperation with Vestas throughout this challenging project. No projects are the same in our business and there is no universal solution for wind projects but we have both the in-house experts as well as decades of experience in creating solutions for all kinds of projects”, says Arnt Vad Jensen, project manager from Blue Water.Blue Water completed the transport project in the beginning of December, when the vessels “Eendracht” and “Meri” delivered the nacelle and the more than 80 m long blades. All transports went according to plan, and Vestas expect that the world’s largest wind turbine is installed at the test center in Oesterild in the Northern part of Denmark around the beginning of 2014.“We deliver wind turbines to wind parks all over the world for Vestas which is a good and important client for us. In addition, we are proud to have been selected to provide special transports like this one”, says Brian Sørensen, Head of sales and marketing from Blue Water’s wind logistics department.For years, Blue Water has transported wind turbines for Vestas and other wind turbine manufacturers, and in the summer of 2013, Blue Water completed another special transport as Vestas’ prototype of their V126 model was shipped to Hanstholm. Print  Close My location 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 Blue Water Shipping, December 20, 2013last_img read more

IAF chopper in Budgam crashed on Feb 27 after hit by Indian

first_imgNew Delhi: The Mi-17 IAF helicopter that crashed in Budgam in Jammu and Kashmir on February 27, the day Indian and Pakistani air forces were engaged in a fierce dogfight, was hit by an Indian missile, according to a high-level probe that found at least four officers guilty.Six military personnel and a civilian were killed in the incident. At least four officers, including a group captain, were held responsible for the crash of the chopper in the friendly fire and are set to face severe punishment, military sources said on Friday. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’There is no immediate comment from the Indian Air Force on the findings of the probe. The IAF headquarters had ordered a Court of Inquiry (CoI) into the incident under an Air Commodore-ranked officer. The probe found that the ‘Identification of Friend or Foe’ (IFF) system on-board the helicopter was switched off and there was a “vital gap” in communication and coordination between the ground staff and the crew of the chopper. The IFF helps air defence radars identify whether an aircraft or helicopter is friendly or hostile. “The guilty personnel will face severe punishment as per provisions of the military law,” said a source, adding that the IAF top brass will decide on the quantum of punishment to those held responsible for the incident. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KIn early May, the IAF transferred the Air Officer Commanding (AOC) of Srinagar base to ensure a thorough probe into the incident. The helicopter crashed in Budgam on February 27 when Indian and Pakistani fighter jets were engaged in aerial combat, a day after India’s air strike on a Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist training camp in Balakot in Pakistan. The Pakistani Air Force unsuccessfully attempted to target various Indian military installations in Kashmir on February 27. Sources said the CoI was also specifically focusing on examining the role of various people, including those controlling the air defence system when the helicopter was hit by a surface-to-air missile. They said the IAF will initiate action based on the report of the CoI. This could include charging the guilty with culpable homicide not amounting to murder, the sources added.last_img read more


first_imgKaren Knox – Photo by Lauren Vandenbrook Twitter All successful projects start with a good idea. Sometimes having the idea is the easy part, but what happens next and bringing that idea to fruition can be the hard part. Despite advances in technology and more opportunities out there than ever for young content creators to make their mark, it still takes a lot of work, sweat, favors and risk-taking on the part of those involved to bring a new series to life. That’s exactly what Karen Knox and Gwenlyn Cumyn discovered when making the KindaTV web series Barbelle. The 10 episode first season of Barbelle follows girlfriends and bandmates Alice (Cumyn) and Veronica (Knox) who break up, but must fake their relationship to adoring fans while trying to make their sophomore album.While Knox and Cumyn received support in making Barbelle from Bell Media and originally premiered on Bell Fibe TV before KindaTV, a lot of funding for the project came from the duo and a crowdfunding campaign they ran prior to production. The money raised allowed the pair to make the first season and staff their show. In addition to co-creating Barbelle, Knox and Cumyn wrote, produced and starred in the series, with Knox also directing an episode.Knox recently spoke with The TV Junkies as part of our Women Behind Canadian TV series. She discussed how a background in theater led her to discovering her true passion as a film and television content creator. Knox shared her perspective as a young creator and how she and Cumyn brought their idea of Barbelle to fruition. Having recently completed directing the short film Case of the Massey Bodice Ripping, which looks to shine a light on rape as an overused plot device in film and television, Knox shared why she found such joy directing and hopes to continue with it. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment The TV Junkies: Can you share a little about your background? Did you always want to work in film?Karen Knox: I didn’t come from a film and TV background. It’s funny because it seems like in the tech sector, the jobs are getting more and more specialized, but content creation, which is the umbrella term I give myself now, requires so many different skills. I have to be a writer, producer, actor and I direct. It’s becoming less and less specialized since you have to have all these skills that work together.I started in theater though, directing there and writing poetry. I then moved to England and got my masters in classical performance. It was a very expensive, ultimately useless degree except it solidified for me, that I am not interested in being a pawn in plays written by dead white men 400 years ago. I got my Masters, but I thought if I never do another Shakespeare play ever again that’s just fine with me. In the theater world, we worship at the altar of all these classic playwrights that are all men, and I’m kind of over the classics right now. I get it, but the male perspective is overdone for me right now. That’s why I’m really interested in making new content that gives a chance for the female view and perspective. Advertisementcenter_img Facebook Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With:last_img read more

Myanmar UN rights expert welcomes release of political prisoners

In a statement released in Geneva today, Professor Paulo Sergio Pinheiro, the UN Commission on Human Rights’ Special Rapporteur of dealing with the situation of human rights in Myanmar, said he hoped that these releases will be followed by the release of all remaining political prisoners. “The release of all remaining political prisoners would also send an important signal to the people of Myanmar and the international community that the Government is committed to a process of reconciliation and to establishing an inclusive and participatory democracy in Myanmar,” said the statement.”The Special Rapporteur firmly believes that former political prisoners can make a valuable contribution to the process of national reconciliation,” it added. read more

Lets Overreact To FirstRound NBA Playoff Games

More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed Embed Code FiveThirtyEight This week on Hot Takedown, we’re reacting to a series of upsets in the first round of the NBA playoffs. The Los Angeles Clippers pulled off the biggest comeback in playoff history, but we don’t necessarily think the Warriors should be too worried for the rest of the series. Other upsets included the No. 7 seed Orlando Magic defeating the No. 2 Toronto Raptors; that Game 1 victory had Mike Tuck on “Open Mike” from Orlando’s 96.9 The Game positing that Orlando is underrated in the Eastern Conference. Our basketball guru, Chris Herring, makes a guest appearance to help us break down this claim.Someone who is openly shaking in his boots this week is golfing great Jack Nicklaus. Tiger Woods’s victory at the Masters gave him his 15th major, just three behind Nicklaus’s all-time record. Does Tiger have it in him to catch Jack? Or do we expect this to be his last big victory?Inspired by Tiger’s feat, our Rabbit Hole dives into other statistically improbable comebacks.Here’s what we’re looking at this week:Chris breaks down how the Warriors blew a 31-point lead.And he provides takeaways from the opening weekend of the NBA playoffs.As per usual, our eyes are glued to our NBA predictions.We can’t get enough of Tiger Woods’s comeback.The Washington Post digs into Tiger’s odds for the rest of the season and into 2020.ESPN analyzes great comeback stories across sports.From our Rabbit Hole, this excellent video about Lonnie Smith from SB Nation. read more

Oxford college bans octopus from menu in bid to make disadvantaged students

The eight-legged dish, which featured as the starter at the Freshers’ welcome dinner last year, will not appear on the menu at next year’s event.–– ADVERTISEMENT –– Baroness Jan Royall, head of Somerville, said she wants to “change the culture” of the college to make sure it is “welcoming for all”. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Baroness Royall, the former Labour leader in the House of Lords,… An Oxford college president has demanded that octopus is removed from the menu as part of a drive to make disadvantaged students feel more “comfortable”. The Labour peer told how after receiving a complaint from a first-year student about an octopus terrine dish, she instructed Somerville’s catering staff to replace it with a less adventurous alternative. read more

Irish Presidency secures EU agreement on domestic violence protection order

first_imgTHE IRISH PRESIDENCY has secured an agreement with the European Parliament on behalf of EU member states, on improving protection for victims of domestic violence.Final discussions were held between the parliament and the Council of Ministers in Brussels yesterday to reach an agreement on regulation for the European Protection Order. This regulation will ensure that a civil protection order, such as a barring order for domestic violence, can still be enforced if the victim travels, or moves, from one member state to another.Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence Alan Shatter said the agreement will enable victims to have continuity of protection under the law which will make travel or relocation a reality for many of them for the first time.The proposed agreement will now be presented to member state ambassadors for their approval and to the Justice and Home Affairs Council, chaired by Shatter, which will take place in Brussels early next month.Read: Women’s Aid warns Christmas stress can trigger domestic abuse>Column: Domestic violence is an issue we’re encouraged not to think about in Ireland>last_img read more

Concert cancelled after hoax bomb call in Cork Opera House

first_imgUpdated at 9.17pmA CONCERT IN Cork Opera House was cancelled this evening after a hoax bomb scare.Gardaí carried out a search of the premises, and no device was found.2manyDJs, also known as electronic group Soulwax, were due to perform at the venue this evening.However, Cork Opera House tweeted that the concert has been cancelled.(@CorkOperaHouse/Twitter)Originally published 8.48pmlast_img

Adobe takes 48 hours to email Creative Cloud serial numbers

first_imgIn April of this year Adobe unveiled a new version of its subscription service called Creative Cloud to coincide with the release of Creative Suite 6. For many people Creative Cloud makes a lot of sense as it replaces the need to spend thousands of dollars for Creative Suite with the ability to pay a monthly subscription.We’ve all become used to subscription services. You hand over your credit card or PayPal details after filling out an online form. In return, you are emailed a serial number which activates the software for use, and continues to allow access as long as you pay each month.Typically the email containing your serial number takes a few minutes to arrive once payment is complete. In the worst cases I’ve been kept waiting an hour for that mail to arrive. But for some reason Adobe can’t even supply your Creative Cloud serial number in a day, let alone an hour.Pat Dryburgh, a user interface designer, experienced this first hand. Sitting in an airport in San Francisco, he decided to sign up for Creative Cloud as his Photoshop 6 beta had just expired. Figuring he could get some work done during the flight he went through Adobe’s subscription process and sat there waiting for the serial number to arrive in his inbox. It didn’t. In fact, for the next 48 hours it didn’t arrive, meaning Pat got absolutely no work done for the entire weekend let alone the flight.If this was a boxed product you could expect it to take up to two days to arrive in the post. But this is a digital product that Adobe is happy to instantly take your money for. Many other services also work this way and manage to deliver serial numbers in minutes via email, so why can’t Adobe?Pat even went so far as to initiate an online chat with Adobe support to find out what was taking so long. He was told serial numbers take between 24-48 hours to arrive. When his request got escalated he was again told the 24-48 hour delivery window remained in place.So, anyone considering signing up for a Creative Cloud subscription know that your purchase may remain unusable for up to two days. If Adobe is reading this, I think your system needs review and serial numbers should be delivered in under 5 minutes once a customer’s payment has been processed.Read more at Pat Dryburgh’s bloglast_img read more

Tegra 4 outperforms Snapdragon 800 making it the fastest ARM processor

first_imgA new analysis of upcoming ARM-based processors by Microprocessor Report claims that Nvidia’s Tegra 4 system-on-a-chip (SoC) will beat the best Qualcomm Snapdragon chips in 2013. The report is based on benchmark data released by the two companies, along with a bit of speculation. However, this is only true when you’re talking about raw speed. It’s looking like Nvidia might have a performance edge, but there’s more to this picture.The analysis was based on the Nvidia and Qualcomm chips running flat out with no power limitations. Microprocessor Report found that the Tegra 4 will handily beat the current generation Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon S4 Pro, which is found in the Nexus 4 and Droid DNA, among others. That’s not so surprising, but the report also projects that the Tegra 4 will beat the top-of-the-line Snapdragon 800.Qualcomm isn’t going to put out any significant volume of Snapdragon 800 parts until Q2 2013 — right around the time Tegra 4 arrives. The Snapdragon 800 runs on four Krait 400 cores, which can be clocked to 2.3GHz. Even after applying a 10% benchmark boost to represent the difference between Krait 400 and 200, Tegra 4 still wins.Nvidia might have designed a technically faster SoC, but Qualcomm probably has it beat when it comes to power efficiency. Qualcomm’s Krait core is not a standard ARM design, but is a modification of the stock architecture. This allows Krait cores to dynamically adjust clock speeds based on system needs. Nvidia’s Tegra 4 is based on ARM Cortex A15, which is a little more limited. Instead of changing clock speeds, Tegra 4 can disable cores that are not needed.The report concludes that Qualcomm’s improved efficiency could lead to continued dominance in smartphones, but Tegra 4 will be the top choice for tablets. Nvidia also has its gaming angle to promote with games like Dead Trigger 2.last_img read more

Boy Scouts give Woodland orchard new look

first_imgWOODLAND — Fresh fall apples and crunchy walnuts await visitors at the newly refurbished Guild-Klady Centennial Farm. In partnership with the Port of Woodland, Boy Scout Troop 531 recently completed a seven-month project to restore the 140-year old orchard, which had been overgrown and decaying for years.Troop 531 — with financial help from the port, which owns the property — restored the orchard so the public can pick apples, walnuts, pears, plums, cherries and other fruits for free. Port staff hope that one day high school students will be able to harvest an extra bounty from the orchard to donate to local food banks.The one-acre orchard is at 1620 Guild Road, nestled in the future home of the Guild Road Industrial Park, where the port hopes to attract new, light industrial clients. The project will also provide an alternative greenspace to meet city requirements for landscaping of new developments.The port purchased the property, including the orchard, in 2011 with the intent of incorporating it into the industrial park. But port commissioners wanted to preserve some of the land’s history. Previously owned by the homesteading Guild-Klady family, the orchard was established in 1878 and later recognized as a heritage orchard by WSU Vancouver.“We felt that this was a good element for the port to ensure that we’re not just in the market of bulldozing and destroying the agricultural industry,” said Jennifer Keene, executive director of Port of Woodland. “We wanted to ensure that future generations know … these orchards were a part of our economic past and that agriculture is part of our economic future.”last_img read more

Sweden captain expresses his admiration of Englands team

first_imgAndreas Granqvist rates England highly ahead of a potential quarter-final clash between the two nations at the World Cup in Russia.Former Wigan defender Granqvist has warned his Sweden teammates of the threat carried by England, citing striker Harry Kane’s influence on the team.Goal reports that the 33-year-old spoke to the media: “They have a really good team, I have to say,”“They’ve built a new generation with many younger players. Perhaps they have a slightly different English game.”“They are very technically gifted. Harry Kane is an excellent striker who has been doing so well for many years, with many good games.”England faces off against Columbia tomorrow night for a place in the quarterfinals, with Sweden playing earlier in the day against Switzerland.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United. Tomorrow we clash at the World Cup. Can’t tell us apart? Here’s a little help. pic.twitter.com/U3VHXbphSt— Sweden.se (@swedense) July 2, 2018Granqvist added: “They have an important match, we have an important match and we have to see how that all plays out.”Sweden won their last outing 3-0 against Mexico to secure a last 16 berth, while England endured a disappointing 1-0 defeat against Belgium.last_img read more

Microsoft wants Project Scarlett to focus on frame rate and playability

first_img See It The 28 best games on the Xbox One Amazon Mentioned Above Microsoft Xbox One X Microsoft In the console space, generational leaps are traditionally associated with increased visual fidelity. Think about the jump from the Nintendo 64 to the GameCube or the original PlayStation to the PlayStation 2.Those leaps have grown increasingly incremental in recent years and, with the upcoming Project Scarlett, Microsoft is focusing on how games play as opposed to how they look. To be specific, Microsoft is concentrating on improving frame rates, according to Xbox head Phil Spencer”I think the area that we really want to focus on next generation is frame rate and playability of the games,” Spencer told CNET sister site GameSpot in a series of exclusive interviews. “Ensuring that the games load incredibly fast, ensuring that the game is running at the highest frame rate possible.”The idea of “playability” is quite nebulous, but Spencer seems to be referring to the notion of games running as smoothly as high-end PCs and reducing loads times as much as possible. That’s slightly different than the goals of current-gen consoles like the Xbox One X, which was focused on hitting 4K resolutions.”The thing that’s interesting is, this generation, we’ve really focused on 4K visuals and how we bring both movies through 4K Blu-ray and video streaming, and with Xbox One X allowing games to run at 4K visuals will make really strong visual enhancements next generation. But playability is probably the bigger focus for us this generation. How fast do [games] load? Do I feel like I can get into the game as fast as possible and while it’s playing? How does it feel? Does this game both look and feel like no other game that I’ve seen? That’s our target.”Another priority for Microsoft: backwards compatibility, or the ability for Project Scarlett to play all your old games.”Making sure that all four generations of content… all run on the next platform is important to us. We want to respect the games that you’ve bought from us.”GameSpot currently has a broad series of articles with Xbox head Phil Spencer talking about the future of games and Microsoft’s role in that future. Check them out here. CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Share your voice See it Post a comment $319 Microsoft Xbox One X Tags Preview • Xbox One X coming November 7 for $499: Everything we know Microsoft Nintendo $369 28 Photos Review • Xbox One X review: Is it worthy of the hype? Gaming Culture 0last_img read more