Fulham open Juventus talks for Fiorentina winger Pjacaby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus winger Marko Pjaca is the subject of an approach from Fulham.Tuttosport says Fulham boss Claudio Ranieri has made a personal request for Pjaca as a January addition.The attacker is currently playing for Fiorentina, who have an option to buy for €20m. The Cottagers also are prepared to buy Pjaca for €20m after a six month loan.Juventus spent €23m to purchase Pjaca from Dinamo Zagreb in the summer of 2016.Last season, Pjaca had a six-month loan in Germany with Schalke 04. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
Man Utd goalkeeper Joel Pereira back at Heartsby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United goalkeeper Joel Pereira is back at Hearts.He has returned from injury in time for their derby clash with Hibernian this weekend.Jambos manager Craig Levein said: “Joel’s come back up from Manchester United and is feeling good. “The problem he had was a thigh strain, so we’ve not done an awful lot of kicking to this point, just to make sure we give him plenty of time to recover.“That’ll be the last thing he has to do. If he gets through that, then he will be available as well.” TagsLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Brighton boss Potter: Players not surprised about Alzateby Ansser Sadiqa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrighton boss Graham Potter believes that no one at the club was surprised about the impressive debut of Steven Alzate.The versatile youngster got his first chance to show what he can do in the Premier League.And he impressed in the game, earning a man of the match award.He only got in the team due to an injury crisis, but Potter knew that Alzate would grab his chance.Albion head coach Potter said to reporters after the game: “I thought he did really well, really pleased for him.”I think if you asked the boys, they are not surprised because he has trained with us every day.”He has shown that quality daily, it is just the next step to play.”We had a couple of injuries so it allows him to come and play but he probably deserved it on merit anyway, if I am honest.”The Bristol Rovers game (in the Carabao Cup), he was probably our best player.”It is nice for him to come through and make his Premier League debut.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Pochettino admits Tottenham gave upby Paul Vegas23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveMauricio Pochettino says Tottenham gave up in Tuesday’s 7-2 loss to Bayern Munich.Spurs let in three goals in the last 10 minutes to cap off a terrible night at home.”The feeling at the end, when we conceded the three goals, it was like the team was tired and gave up a little bit,” Pochettino said. “Maybe that showed a little bit our frustration in the game because up until 83 minutes the team were alive, we were fighting, trying to create chances to score a third goal and we were still in the game. But they were very clinical.”Of course we are so disappointed. I cannot say another thing other than I feel very very disappointed. I feel so bad because when you concede seven goals it is tough, but you need to face up to this type of situation.”When you play the final of the Champions League, it was nice to put your face up after the wins we had at Manchester City and Ajax. Now I have to put my same face up and accept we were not as good as we expected.”
After struggling at times in Tottenham’s midfield last season, Dele Alli has revealed his excitement at the prospect of playing alongside new recruit Tanguy Ndombele.The former Lyon midfielder joined Spurs in a club-record €60 million (£54m/$68m) deal over the summer and has not taken long to impress fans as he contributed an assist with his first involvement in pre-season against Juventus. Alli himself has also been pleased with what he has seen of the Frenchman and declared his excitement to have Ndombele slotting in alongside him in midfield. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? “He seems like a very nice guy,” Alli told DAZN and Goal . “Obviously we haven’t spent too much time together yet. He’s settled in very well – and fast – which is always good. He seems like an attacking player, you know it’ll be a pleasure to play with him.“He looks to go forward quick, he’s strong, physical and very good on the ball as well. So, I’m excited by him.”While Alli is set to miss Tottenham’s Premier League season opener against Aston Villa with a hamstring injury, the 23-year-old is hopeful the arrival of Ndombele will see him play a more attacking role this campaign. Though content to play anywhere in Spurs’ midfield, the England international is clearly hoping for more than the five league goals he managed last season. “I know it’s a bit of a cliche, but I think when you’re playing for a team like Tottenham with so many amazing players, you’re happy to be playing anywhere just to help the team,” Alli said. “But you know I like getting goals and assists, playing higher up – if I’m needed. I enjoy that, but I think it varies depending on the game as well.“Playing in different positions, sometimes you see the space in between the lines higher up, or sometimes it’s better to get the ball deeper. So I’m happy to play anywhere in the midfield row.”Having ended last season with defeat in the Champions League final to Liverpool, Alli admits the loss was extremely difficult to take, but one he hopes Spurs can use as motivation moving forward. “It was difficult, obviously, losing the game after all the hard work it was [to get there],” he said.“It was a hard time, but we had international [matches] afterwards so we had to switch our focus as quickly as possible and try to prepare for that. But, obviously, it’s difficult with it being such a big competition – and to lose in the final was hard to take.“But I think as a team and individually we have to remember the feelings we had after that game. It was a horrible feeling and we have to channel that in the right way, try to use it to our benefit in the future.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
LAWRENCE, KS – NOVEMBER 04: Memorial Stadium sits empty before the game between the Baylor Bears and the Kansas Jayhawks on November 4, 2017 in Lawrence, Kansas. (Photo by Brian Davidson/Getty Images)We’re halfway through the college football season and that means one thing: it’s time for midterms – according to college football analyst Ralph Russo. On Tuesday afternoon, Russo revealed his midterm awards and took a look at what the rest of the season will bring.Russo revealed the coaching “hot seat” and there were several names, two of which are in “big trouble.”Kansas head coach David Beatty and East Carolina head coach Scottie Montgomery are the coaches in “big trouble” according to Russo.Big trouble: David Beatty, Kansas; Scottie Montgomery, East Carolina.Beatty’s name is no surprise on Russo’s list as the Jayhawks have been the nation’s worst Power 5 program over the past several years – forget Rutgers this year. Meanwhile, the Pirates have also struggled this year and have allowed over 40 points in their last two games.Kansas has lost its last three games by at least 16 points and there isn’t much room for excitement as the Jayhawks have Texas Tech, TCU, Texas, and Oklahoma left on the schedule.Can either David Beatty and Scottie Montgomery turn their programs around?[AP]
EAST LANSING, MI – SEPTEMBER 12: A general view of the field before the game between the Oregon Ducks and Michigan State Spartans at Spartan Stadium on September 12, 2015 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)While it lacks the implications of Ohio State-Michigan, the Ohio State-Michigan State game will still be fun to watch.Both teams rebounded from recent losses with solid performances this past week that erased some doubts. And now we know when the two teams will play this week.The Michigan State Football Twitter account posted that the game will be played at noon on FOX.The Spartans have recovered equally nicely from their loss to Michigan last month. They had decisive wins over Purdue and Maryland, and might even be back in the Top-25 this week.The Big Ten has announced that the Ohio State game on Nov. 10 in Spartan Stadium will kick off at noon. The game will be televised on FOX.— Michigan State Football (@MSU_Football) November 4, 2018But Ohio State – even on the road – will likely be considered the favorite.After getting embarrassed by Purdue a few weeks ago, Ohio State took down Nebraska this weekend, 36-31.Granted, Ohio State allowed the Cornhuskers to stick around a lot longer than head coach Urban Meyer may have wanted. But in the end, they still control their own destiny for a spot in the Big Ten championship game.And if they win out and claim the Big Ten title, perhaps the College Football Playoff committee will reconsider them as a one-loss entry into the tournament.But they’ll have to get past the Michigan State Spartans first.
KNOXVILLE, TN – OCTOBER 14: Head coach Will Muschamp of the South Carolina Gamecocks celebrates with T.J. Brunson #6 against the Tennessee Volunteers during the first half at Neyland Stadium on October 14, 2017 in Knoxville, Tennessee. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)Today is Election Day in the United States. The results of the midterm elections are critical for the next two years and beyond.Apparently, South Carolina head coach Will Muschamp didn’t realize this. In fact, Muschamp might not have even realized there was an election at all today.During his press conference this afternoon, Muschamp was asked how he talked to his team about voting.His response was interesting to say the least.Me to Will Muschamp: “How have you addressed voting with your team?”Muschamp: No responseMe: “You know there’s an election today?”Muschamp: “I do now. I’m getting ready for Florida.”— Josh Kendall (@JoshatTheState) November 6, 2018Sure, Muschamp probably has some tunnel vision for this game in particular given how personal it is to him as someone who was fired by Florida. But come on now, this is insane.He had to know there was an election, right? He just didn’t want to talk about it.I mean, there’s no reason for a fully-functioning adult in America, with all the information at his or her disposal, to not even know an election was taking place. Right?Additionally, Muschamp is supposed to be a “leader of men” right? You should at least discuss important matters like this with your team. Partisan politics is a no-no, but just telling your players how important voting is should be a given.
MIAMI, FL – APRIL 13: Tate Martell #18 of the Miami Hurricanes warms up before the annual Spring Game at Nathaniel Traz-Powell Stadium on April 13, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)What’s next for Miami quarterback Tate Martell after the former Ohio State QB lost the Hurricanes’ starting battle?Martell, a top recruit coming out of high school, reportedly skipped practice after losing the starting job to Jarren Williams. There are now many speculating about a potential transfer.247Sports analyst Barton Simmons thinks a position change could be on the table at some point for Martell.Martell has been compared to some former college quarterbacks who became wide receivers at the next level. “It’s just one of the many directions someone can go when they’re an undersized quarterback who is also really athletic,” Simmons told The College Football daily podcast. “(National recruiting analyst Greg Biggins) has seen Tate more than anybody. He was talking about how he’s seen Tate running around catching passes at quarterback camps. He’s got natural pass-catching ability. The ball skills are there. He is very athletic. He is sudden and has some twitch and body movement to his game. That short-area quickness was one of the best qualities he had. As a slot guy that could create space and get separation as a route runner, there’s a lot of those guys with success in all levels of football right now. I’m not saying that’s where he needs to go, but in the spectrum of options, you have to include that as one of them.”A transfer to a smaller Group of 5 school could be an option, too.“Maybe Martell stays the course at Miami, his number gets called, things click and there will be no turning back. Or maybe he’s off into the transfer portal once again, this time to swallow his pride for a Group of Five program that can cater more distinctly to his very specific skill set,” he wrote.For now, though, Martell will remain at Miami.The former Ohio State quarterback has yet to publicly comment on the quarterback battle, but perhaps we’ll get an update later this week.Miami is set to open its season on Aug. 24 against Florida.
Press Trust of India MelbourneDecember 27, 2018UPDATED: December 27, 2018 12:05 IST Darren Lehmann said Steve Smith as captain shouldn’t have turned a “blind eye” to the ill-fated plan in Cape Town (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSDarren Lehmann was the Australian coach at the time of ball-tampering scandalLehmann said Cameron Bancroft should have approached the support staffBancroft’s ban ended while Steve Smith and David Warner have to wait until MarchDarren Lehmann, the Australia coach during the infamous ball-tampering scandal, feels then captain Steve Smith shouldn’t have turned a “blind eye” to the ill-fated plan in Cape Town.Lehmann stepped down as coach after Smith and his deputy David Warner were handed one-year bans by Cricket Australia in exemplary punishment for their role in the scandal in March that shook the game.Cameron Bancroft, who actually committed the offence, was banned for nine months. His ban ends on Saturday, while Smith and Warner will have to wait until March.”Steve decided to turn a blind eye. He was captain of the country and he should have more control of that,” Lehmann told ‘Macquarie Sports Radio’.”I still can’t understand the pressures of captaining your country, it’s quite high you would think.”Lehmaan said Bancroft should have approached the support staff when he was asked to tamper the ball.”Yeah, he (Bancroft) could have and should have come to us,” he said.”A severe mistake made by the guys and a lot of people have suffered one way or the other through that. We know it should not have happened, but it did. You’re sitting up there in the dressing rooms seeing what’s happening and your heart sinks.”For me, I think we need to move on and understand it happened and it was a really bad time in Australia cricket,” said Lehmann who played 27 Tests for Australia between 1998 and 2004.On Wednesday, Bancroft said Warner asked him to use sandpaper to alter the ball and claimed he went along with it to “fit in” and feel “valued” in the team”.advertisementWarner, who has taken responsibility for his part in the incident, is yet to respond to the latest revelations.Former Australian wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist, who conducted the interviews with Bancroft and Smith for Fox Sports, encouraged Warner to give his side of the story for the sake of his future international career.”There’s no doubt Davey Warner would be feeling so isolated at the moment,” said Gilchrist.”I would encourage Dave to come out wherever and just be honest and as open as you need to be to get back to playing cricket.”Former opener Michael Slater said Smith and Bancroft were attempting to “bury” Warner and it would be difficult for him to return to the team.”There is a strategy behind Steve Smith and Bancroft, and Dave Warner’s off the radar at the moment,” Slater said.”In terms of a respectful comment on Dave Warner, there’s been none of that. So to me, it is untenable, they’ve buried him very quickly,” Slater, who is currently commentating for Seven Network, said.Also Read | Steve Smith, Cameron Bancroft comments on ball-tampering shocking: PontingAlso Read | You are paid to win, not to play: Cricket Australia bosses had told Steve SmithAlso Read | Ball-tampering scandal: Warner suggested me to carry out the action, says BancroftFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.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 byPTI Tags :Follow Steve SmithFollow ball-tampering scandalFollow Darren LehmannFollow David WarnerFollow Cameron Bancroft Steve Smith turned blind eye to ball-tampering plan: Darren LehmannDarren Lehmann, Australia coach during the ball-tampering scandal, said Steve Smith as a captain should have had more control on his teamadvertisement
Xiaomi in 2019: Redmi 7, Mi A3, Redmi Pro 2, Poco F2, Mi 9 and everything that is coming this yearXiaomi is seemingly working on an Android Go phone too which will possibly be called Redmi Go. It is expected to be the cheapest phone from Xiaomi this year. Sneha Saha New DelhiJanuary 5, 2019UPDATED: January 7, 2019 12:27 IST HIGHLIGHTSXiaomi Redmi Pro 2 is expected to come with triple rear camera setup with a 48MP primary sensor.The Poco F2 is expected to come with waterdrop notch, slimmer bezels, and glass or metallic back cover.Xiaomi could also unveil a foldable display smartphone with slim bezels on all sides in 2019.Xiaomi arrived in India not so long ago and within just a few years it became the top smartphone brand in the country. According to IDC, Xiaomi has been ruling the Indian smartphone for five consecutive quarters and the company expects to continue the legacy in the next quarter as well. Xiaomi has already started working on achieving the goal. 2018 has been a great year for Xiaomi, but the company has already started working on making 2019 a better one. Xiaomi is working on several smartphones to launch in 2019. In fact not just phones the company is staring the year in India by launching a new Mi TV, most likely the Mi TV 4 65-inch that has been previously launched in China for around Rs 60,000.Xiaomi started the year 2019 by making Redmi an independent brand. Which means Xiaomi now has three sub-brands under it including Redmi, Mi and Poco. Under the Redmi brand Xiaomi is said to launch budget phones – like it usually does – while the Mi brand will most likely concentrate on premium and flagship devices. Lastly, under Poco brand Xiaomi will possibly offer the best value for money phones like the Poco F1 – which is currently the only smartphone with Snapdragon 845 available under Rs 20,000. In 2019, Xiaomi has big plans for all the three brands, at least that’s what the rumours suggest. The company is all set to kick start the year by launching its first Redmi phone under the now independent Redmi brand. This phone could most likely be the Redmi Pro 2 or Redmi 7.advertisementXiaomi has big plans for 2019Redmi Pro 2: The Redmi Pro 2 has been subjected to several rumours lately. This is supposedly the phone with 48MP camera that Xiaomi President announced last month. Xiaomi President said that a phone with 48MP rear camera will be launching in January 2019. In line with the same, Xiaomi has officially announced to host an event on Jan 10 in China to launch a Redmi phone. This Redmi phone is going to be the first device launching under the now separate Redmi brand. Xiaomi is yet to reveal the name of the upcoming Redmi phone, but some rumours say it could be the Redmi Pro 2. While other rumours believe it will be the successor to the Redmi 6, aka Redmi 7.Leaks and rumours have revealed several details about the Redmi Pro 2. According to the rumours, the Redmi Pro 2 is expected to be the phone with 48MP camera. It is tipped to come with a glass back cover while on the front it could include thick bezels unlike most phones in this era. Rumours also reveal that the Redmi Pro 2 will sport an LCD display which is being supplied by BOE, a Chinese company. The phone is expected to come with triple camera setup, where the primary sensor will be of 48MP, while one of the three cameras will be a wide angle lens. Another rumours revealed the expected price of the Redmi Pro 2. The phone is said to be priced more than CNY 2,000.Redmi 7: There’s still a doubt whether the phone launching on Jan 10 is Redmi Pro 2 or Redmi 7. Considering the leaks and rumours of Redmi 7 flooding the internet, chances of this phone to launch on the slated date is also very much possible. Going by the rumours, the Redmi 7 is going to be very different from the Redmi 6. It is going to be a beautiful looking phone with gradient finish as also seen on the recently launched Mi Play.The Redmi 7 has made its way to TENNA where the listing not only revealed some of the key specs of the phone but also leaked the phone in renders showing off all sides of the device. The renders reveal that the Redmi 7 will come with gradient finish which will give the phone a premium touch. The Redmi 7 is expected to come with dual rear cameras which will be vertically aligned on the top left edge of the back cover. The phone will include a circular rear mounted fingerprint sensor. On the front, the Redmi 7 is said to include a waterdrop notch display like the Mi Play. As for specs, the TENNA listing suggests that the phone will come with a screen size of 6.3-inch display with dimensions of 159.21 x 75.21 x 8.1mm. The TENNA listing also reveals that the Redmi 7 will come with 3900mAh battery.Like every year, Xiaomi is also expected to launch Redmi 7A, Redmi 7 Pro and Redmi Note 7 in 2019, but details about these phones are yet to be revealed. We expect all the four Redm 7, Redmi 7A, Redmi Note 7 and Redmi 7 Pro to come to India.advertisement Mi A3: The Xiaomi Mi A2 is a great phone and is one of the best camera phones available under Rs 20,000 in India right now. Xiaomi is seemingly working on the successor of the Mi A2, aka the Mi A3. Like the Mi A2, the Mi A3 will also be an Android One device which means that the phone will offer a stock Android experience to the users. A report leaked on Thursday revealed that a Xiaomi device with codename orchid_sprout has been discovered “while digging through the latest Android Pie-based MIUI 10 firmware on the Mi 8”. Considering the codename of the Mi A1, Mi A2, Mi A2 Lite were “tissot_sprout,” “jasmine_sprout,” and “daisy_sprout” respectively, the newly discovered codename — orchid_sprout is for the Mi A3. As of now there are no details about the Mi A3 but we expect Xiaomi could work on making the camera of the Mi A3 even better than M A2. Like the M A2, we expect the Mi A3 to come to India.Poco F2: The Poco F1 is one of the best phones available under 20,000 in India right now. With the success of the Poco F1, hopes are high with the Poco F2. The smartphone – Poco F2 – has already been subjected to several leaks and rumours and all of them suggest that the Poco F2 will look better than the Poco F1. The Poco F2 is expected to come with waterdrop notch, slimmer bezels, and glass or metallic back cover to give the phone a premium touch which wasn’t the case with the Poco F1. The Poco F1 has a plastic build. Unexpectedly the Poco F2 will come packed with the same hardware setup as the Poco F1. The phone is said to be powered by Snapdragon 845 chipset paired with 6GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage. We expect a 8GB RAM model as well. On the rear panel the phone will include a dual camera setup following which there will be a physical fingerprint sensor. We expect Poco F2 to come to India.Mi 9: The Mi 8 successor is already in the works. On Thursday, the full specs, expected price of the Mi 9 have been leaked. Rumours suggest that the Mi 9 could launch by the end of February, most likely at Mobile World Congress by the end of Feb. As for the availability, the Mi 9 is expected to be available for grabs sometime around March.Rumours suggest that the Mi 9 will look a lot like the OnePlus 6T while from the back while from the front it could be quite similar to the Huawei Mate 20 Pro. As for the specs, the Mi 9 is said to come packed with a 6.4-inch 19:9 FHD+ AMOLED display. Rumours suggest that the Mi 9 will be powered by Snapdragon 855 chipset paired with X24 LTE modem. The phone could come in only one variant with 6GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage. On the rear panel the Mi 9 is said to sport triple cameras while on the front in is said to include only one selfie sensor which will sit inside the waterdrop notch. Leaks suggest the Mi 9 will include a primary camera of 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor, a secondary camera of 12MP and the third camera will be a 3D TOF camera. On the front, the Mi 9 is expected to sport a 24MP camera for clicking selfies. The Mi 9 could be backed by a 3,500 mAh battery with 32W fast charging.advertisementThe price of the Mi 9 has also been leaked. Mi 9 is expected to come in only one variant with 6GB RAM + 128GB storage and this model could to be priced around CNY 2,999 which roughly translates to Rs 30,500.Mi Mix 4: Rumours suggest that Xiaomi has already started working on the successor to the Mi Mix 3 launched last year. The Mi Mix 4 is said to be powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 855 chipset which will also run almost all flagships of 2019. The Mi Mix 4 is also said to include a triple camera setup on the rear panel. A report leaked last week reveals that one of the three cameras on the Mi Mix 4 will have a periscope lens, which will basically let users experience a great optical zoom. The report also suggested that the Mi Mix 4 might have a foldable screen.Foldable Xiaomi phone: Alongside all these phones Xiaomi could be preparing to launch a foldable phone too. Popular leakster Evan Blass took to Twitter on Wednesday night to post a video of a foldable phone that he says could have been made by Xiaomi. The nineteen-second video showing the foldable phone revels that the device could be used as both smartphone and tablet. In the video, the foldable phone looks sleek with slim bezels on all sides. There are pretty high chances that the foldable phone showcased in the video could be from Xiaomi because the icons on the screen which look pretty similar to that of Xiaomi’s MIUI.The video also shows the foldable phone with three screens which will enable users to use the device as both smartphone and tablet. The video shows that the foldable phone can be folded on the left and right sides. On closing the sides the device can be used as a smartphone, while on opening the sides the device can work as a tablet. The screen of the foldable phone looks pretty big in the video.Redmi Go: Xiaomi is seemingly working on an Android Go phone too which will possibly be called Redmi Go. Recently some of the key specs of the Android Go phone surfaced online.The leak suggests that the Redmi Go Android Go phone will have a display with an aspect ratio of 18:9 with screen dimensions of 141 x 71 mm x 150mm (diagonally). This means the Redmi Go phone could sport a 5.9-inch display. The Android Go phone from Xiaomi is also said to come with Bluetooth 4.2 and dual SIM support. Like other Android Go phones the Redmi Go could also come with 1GB RAM and 8GB storage. On the hardware front, we expect a MediaTek SoC to power the Redmi Go, or a Snapdragon chipset for the entry-level phones that can handle basic games and browsing.Rumours say that the Redmi Go will be the cheapest phone from Xiaomi. We expect it to be cheaper than the Redmi 6A which now retails for Rs 5,999 in India after the recent price drop. Over here at India Today Tech we believe that the Redmi Go could be priced half of the Redmi 6A, that is between Rs 3,000 and Rs 4,000. Chances of Redmi Go phone to come to India are high.ALSO READ: | Xiaomi Mi 9: Full specs, expected price, launch timeline and availability details leakALSO READ: | Xiaomi teases 65-inch Mi TV 4 ahead of India launch, could be priced under Rs 60,000ALSO READ: | Xiaomi reportedly working on new Android One phone, could be Mi A3Get 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 byShweta Ganjoo Tags :Follow XiaomiFollow Redmi Pro 2Follow Poco F2Follow Mi Mix 4Follow Mi 9 Next
Casemiro, Luka Modric shine as Real Madrid register 2-0 win over SevillaCasemiro and Luka Modric struck late to earn a 2-0 home win over Sevilla as Santiago Solari’s stuttering side leapfrogged the Andalusians into third spot in La Liga.advertisement Reuters MadridJanuary 19, 2019UPDATED: January 19, 2019 23:40 IST Luka Modric celebrates with Real Madrid teammates (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSReal Madrid registered their second straight win after their poor start to 2019Madrid climbed to third on 36 points, three ahead of Sevilla who have failed to win in their last four league outingsBarcelona are on top of the La Liga points table with 43 pointsReal Madrid midfielders Casemiro and Luka Modric struck late to earn a 2-0 home win over Sevilla as Santiago Solari’s stuttering side leapfrogged the Andalusians into third spot in La Liga on Saturday.Brazilian Casemiro unleashed a stinging shot from outside the area which was too powerful for outstretched goalkeeper Tomas Vaclik, giving the European champions a deserved lead in the 78th minute after they dominated the second half.Teenage forward Vinicius Jr was again Madrid’s most dangerous outlet and had come close to breaking the deadlock with a scooping shot that just crept wide of the post before Casemiro finally broke the deadlock.Luuuuka, Luuuuka, Modric!@lukamodric10 pic.twitter.com/s8ZPN4xnve Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadriden) January 19, 2019Dani Ceballos, the match-winner in last week’s scrappy 2-1 victory at Real Betis, had also earlier hammered the bar as Madrid took the game by the scruff of the neck at a rainy and cold Santiago Bernabeu after a drab first half of few chances.YOU BEAUTY! An absolute ROCKET from @Casemiro this afternoon. Take a bow! #HalaMadrid pic.twitter.com/1dHbE6IYFI Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadriden) January 19, 2019Modric finally sealed the victory in stoppage time with a cool finish, giving Solari’s team a second straight win after their poor start to 2019.Madrid climbed to third on 36 points, three ahead of Sevilla who have failed to win in their last four league outings, while Barca, who host Leganes on Sunday, are top with 43.Also Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.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 byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Real Madrid
Next Press Trust of India New DelhiFebruary 7, 2019UPDATED: February 7, 2019 17:47 IST Dipa Karmakar is likely to be back to her favourite vault after her participation at the Baku World Cup (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSDipa had to undergo a knee surgery in April last yearShe returned to action by claiming a gold at the World Challenge Cup in Turkey in July, 2018Dipa had scored an average of 14.316 on her two vaults at Artistic Gymnastics World Cup last NovemberAce Indian gymnast Dipa Karmakar is likely to restart her training for the gravity-defying Produnova vault after next month’s Doha World Cup, her mentor and coach Bisheshwar Nandi said.Dipa had vaulted her way to glory after her audacious display in Produnova at the 2016 Rio Olympics but she was forced to dump the ‘vault of death’ routine following a career-threatening knee injury in 2017.But the Indian is likely to be back to her favourite vault after her participation at the Baku World Cup (March 1417) and Doha World Cup (March 2023).”Produnova needs 3-4 months of continuous training which has not been possible because of the regular qualifying competitions. I have that in mind, and possibly after returning from Doha she will once again work on Prudonova,” Nandi told PTI.”We have to find a way to get the time to do that. It is a very hard vault and she has already gone through injuries and surgeries, so it becomes risk, so we haven’t done that yet.”Dipa had to undergo surgery in April last year and missed the Asian Championship, World Championship in Canada last year and the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia.She returned to action by claiming a gold at the World Challenge Cup in Turkey in July last year but a strained knee saw her miss the vault final in Jakarta Asian Games, before she pulled out of the team event as well.Last November, Dipa started her qualifying bid for the Tokyo Olympics by winning a bronze at the Artistic Gymnastics World Cup in Cottbus, Germany.advertisementDipa had scored an average of 14.316 on her two vaults at Germany and Nandi said the Indian’s preparation for the upcoming events are spot on.”Dipa is back to her best. I am making another attempt for Dipa’s qualification. There will be no lack of effort from us,” Nandi said.”The points of all the vaults have been reduced now in the new system. For example Produnova had 7.00 points but now it is 6.40, similarly all vaults have been reduce, but I believe her average score in this new system is fine.”It is still around 14.34 and we are trying to improve it little bit more. This is the plan for the next two events. With this score she will be able to fight for the gold.”Talking about her bid to Olympic qualification, Nandi said: “Qualifying for the Olympics through these World Cups is very tough. If she can win gold in next 3-4 events, we will get a confirmation of her qualification.”Everyone will be going for the gold and from these competitions, one gymnast will be selected from each of the apparatus for the Olympics, so it is very tough.”Being India’s best bet in gymnastics, Dipa is receiving support from all quarters. physio Sajjad Ahmed Mir, who was with her at the Rio Olympics, now cater to her needs day in and day out at the Agartala centre, thanks to GoSports foundation.TATA Steel too have recently come on board to sponsor a foam pit at Tripura to help her with training.Nandi also thanked Sports Authority of India (SAI), Gymnastic Federation of India (GFI), Govt of Tripura and TATA Steel for all the support.There will be no Indian participation at the Melbourne World Cup which is scheduled to be held from February 21-24.”The Gymnastics Federation of India (GFI) follows a policy wherein the gymnasts have to request for participation at any International event and based on which registration is done by the Federation. We did not receive any request for the World Cup in Melbourne,” said Riyaz Bhati, Vice President, GFI.”We have recieved request from Dipa Karmakar for participation in World Cup at Baku, Azerbaijan and Doha, Qatar in March 2019 along with her Coach Bishweshwar Nandi and they have been duly registered.”Also Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.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 byPTI Tags :Follow Dipa KarmakarFollow ProdunovaFollow 2016 Rio Olympics Dipa likely to start training for Produnova after Doha World Cup: CoachDipa Karmakar had vaulted her way to glory after her audacious display in Produnova at the 2016 Rio Olympics but she was forced to dump the ‘vault of death’ routine following a career-threatening knee injury in 2017.advertisement
Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiApril 1, 2019UPDATED: April 1, 2019 16:10 IST KL Rahul is in the race for the No. 4 batting position for Team India (@lionsdenkxip Photo)HIGHLIGHTSKL Rahul roared back to form with a match-winning unbeaten knock of 71 against MIRahul said a couple of games don’t really mean much in a long tournament like the IPL”Important to stay in the present. If you do well, you are automatically in the race,” said RahulWhen it comes to talent, not many can question what India batsman KL Rahul brings to the table. But a couple of failures at the start of this edition of the Indian Premier League saw critics questioning his form as also if this would ultimately see him miss the bus for the World Cup. After all, the Kings XI Punjab batsman is in the race to fill the No.4 slot in the national set-up for the showpiece event in England, starting May 30.Not one to let critics get the better of him, Rahul silenced one and all with a match-winning knock against Mumbai Indians in Mohali on Saturday. His unbeaten innings of 71 not only saw KXIP win the game, but once again showed that this youngster is just too good to miss out for long.Speaking to IANS, Rahul said that a couple of games don’t really mean much in a long tournament like the IPL and it was all about getting that one innings to turn things around. More importantly, he said that he isn’t willing to let the No.4 slot in the World Cup squad distract him.”As players it is important that we try and perform well for our respective IPL franchises and team. It is also very important to stay in the present. If you do well, you are automatically in the race for selection. But if you worry about the selection, then you put too much pressure on yourself,” he said.”I am not somebody who is thinking too much about the World Cup spot. I just want to perform for KXIP and enjoy the IPL. T20 cricket is all about having fun,” he smiled.advertisementWhen it comes to the pressure of expectation and the criticism after a couple of failures, Rahul said he doesn’t let what people are saying outside get to him and he tries to keep working hard.”I don’t know anything about too much pressure or anything. It was only two games so the talks don’t get to me and I don’t read them. Yes, it is always disappointing not to score and get off to a good start. But then, it is a long tournament and it is all about working hard and one good knock helps you to get back to scoring,” he said.He’s not just a star, he’s Sadda Star! @klrahul11 got the most number of votes for his sublime knock in #KXIPvMI #SaddaPunjab #KXIP #VIVOIPL pic.twitter.com/nZlseYm8OVKings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) March 31, 2019There have been talks that Rahul has tried to play one shot too many in recent times and that led to his failure. But the opener defends his decision and says that playing aggressively is important in a format like T20 cricket.”It is T20 cricket, you have to try and play a few shots. You have to attack and make best use of the first six overs and as a result you might end up playing a few bad shots and these things are bound to happen. You cannot really worry too much about it and you learn from your mistakes. You have to play aggressively as it is T20 cricket and you can’t play in any other way. Have to keep your chin up and look forward,” he said.First home win of the seasonA big thank you to the fans! Your support was incredible #saddapunjab pic.twitter.com/1SazBUMAGbK L Rahul (@klrahul11) March 30, 2019Asked about donning the wicket-keeping gloves, Rahul said: “Mostly for the team composition. It is a team game and especially when you don’t bowl, you can add value by keeping wickets. I have done that last year as also for RCB. This is something I enjoy doing in T20 cricket and I am all for the team.”Skipper R Ashwin’s decision to ‘Mankad’ Jos Buttler made headlines all over, but Rahul says that this unit doesn’t believe in reading about what is being said from the outside.”We don’t really read too much about what is happening around. We are a new team and look to enjoy ourselves and get to know each other. We have a very positive environment in the dressing room and we are looking to learn and improve as we play more games,” he said.While he is definitely a match-winner himself, one man who has once again shown that class is permanent is Chris Gayle. At 39 years and 192 days, he is definitely one of the oldest players in the tournament. But for Rahul and the rest of the KXIP boys, Gayle is a youngster.advertisement”You have to give it to him. He is one of the most destructive players to have played the game. He brings in a lot more than just his destructive batting to the team. He brings in fun and laughter along with the experience and keeps the mood in the dressing room really light,”he smiled.@klrahul11 pic.twitter.com/o0XfKDUwXvChris Gayle (@henrygayle) March 23, 2019To have someone with so much experience and yet to have him gel with the youngsters is just brilliant. Nobody thinks of him as a 40-year-old, he is a youngster at heart and he calls himself that. He is someone who reinvents his batting and has been enjoying himself and it is great to have someone like him around,” he added.Also Read | KL Rahul’s mantra in IPL: When Chris Gayle bats like that, never try to be a heroAlso Read | With World Cup in mind, KL Rahul promises to be more disciplined in IPL 2019Also Read | Koffee with Karan row: Pandya, Rahul issued notices for deposition by BCCI OmbudsmanAlso Watch | Could not come out of home: KL Rahul on Koffee with Karan rowFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.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 byRoshni Tags :Follow KL RahulFollow Kings XI PunjabFollow IPL 2019Follow Indian Premier LeagueFollow ICC World CupFollow KXIP Not thinking about 2019 ICC World Cup spot, enjoying IPL: KL RahulKL Rahul said he is not going to let the No.4 batting slot, for the Indian team in 2019 ICC World Cup, distract him as he looks to give his all for Kings XI Punjab in the IPL 2019.advertisement
IPL 2019: Delhi Capitals beat RCB to reach playoffsIPL 2019: With two matches left to play, Delhi now find themselves at the top of the points table with 16 points from 12 games but a better net-run-rate than erstwhile leaders CSK Ajay Tiwari New DelhiApril 28, 2019UPDATED: April 29, 2019 00:24 IST Dhawan and Shreyas Iyer hit fluent half-centuries in the match against Royal Challengers Bangalore at Feroz Shah Kotla (AP photo)HIGHLIGHTSDelhi Capitals were off to a great start at the Ferozshah KotlaDhawan and Shreyas Iyer hit fluent half-centuriesAmit Mishra and Kagiso Rabada starred with the ball for DelhiDelhi Capitals (DC) became the 2nd team after Chennai Super Kings to qualify for the IPL 2019 playoffs after beating Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 16 runs in at the Ferozshah Kotla today. After having posted 187/5 riding on half-centuries from opener Shikhar Dhawan (50) and skipper Shreyas Iyer (52), the Capitals bowlers returned to stifle the superstar batting lineup of RCB to snap their 3-match winning streak.With two matches left to play, Delhi now find themselves at the top of the points table with 16 points from 12 games but a better net-run-rate than erstwhile leaders CSK. Bangalore, on the other hand, find themselves on the brink of missing out on a spot in the playoffs as they still are at the bottom with just 8 points after 12 matches.After winning the toss and opting to bat on a baked Kotla pitch, DC were off to a great start with Prithvi shaw and Dhawan finding their range early. But Umesh Yadav got rid of Shaw (18) in the 4th over of the innings with a short ball. The captain Iyer joined Dhawan in the middle and the duo kpet scoring with freedom.While Dhawan unfurled his vast range of strokes on both sides of the wicket, Iyer took special liking to Yuzvendra Chahal, hitting him for three monstrous sixes.But the wrist-spinner returned to send back Dhawan in the 13th over, soon after he crossed his fifty off 36 balls when he was caught by Washington Sundar at short fine-leg. In his next over, Chahal also removed the big-hitting Rishabh Pant for just 7 as RCB looked to claw their way back into the match.advertisementWhen DC lost Iyer in the next over, it seemed like RCB would be able to limit Capitals to a low score. But a few lusty blows from Axar Patel and Shane Rutherford helped RCB post 187.In reply, Parthiv Patel and Virat Kohli started the chase in an explosive fashion with Patel in particular very severe on anything missing it’s line. The wicket-keeper was particularly severe on young spinner Sandeep Lamichhane hitting him for three boundaries in the 3rd over, while Kohli went about his business at the other end.Kagiso Rabada finally broke the partnership by getting Parthiv (39) caught by a flying Axar Patel at point. Soon after Kohli (23) departed too off the bowling of Patel to give Delhi a foot in the door.The dismissals of AB de Villiers (17), Hienrich Klaasen (3) and Shivam Dube (24) within a space of 9 deliveries truly broke the back of RCB’s batting. Amit Mishra (2/29) was the chief destroyer. But Marcus Stoinis and Gurkeerat Singh kept the visitors in the hunt with a flurry of boundaries before Ishant Sharma returned to send back Singh having him caught behind the stumps.With 26 needed off the last over, Stoinis failed to knock off Rabada over the fence with the bowler adding all-rounder Sundar to his burgeoning wickets tally, thereby bringing DC a welcome victory.Also Read | IPL 2019, DC vs RCB: Virat Kohli trolls himself after losing toss for the 9th timeAlso Read | 10 out of 10: What makes CSK the true Super Kings of IPL?Also Watch | Getting better with age, looking forward to the World Cup: Chris Gayle to India TodayFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.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 byRoshni Tags :Follow RCB vs DCFollow Virat KohliFollow shreyas iyerFollow Royal Challengers BangaloreFollow Delhi Capitals commentary scorecard advertisement No data available! view more view less graphs
Sneha Saha Taipei | TaiwanMay 28, 2019UPDATED: May 29, 2019 08:41 IST HIGHLIGHTSZenBook Pro Duo comes with a dedicated Turbo Fan button that will likely help boost cooling at any given time.ZenBook Duo series runs on Windows 10 and support IR web camera with Windows Hello support.ZenBook Pro Duo is powered by 9th-generation Intel Core processor combined with 32GB RAM.A day ahead of the Computex 2019, Asus hosted its 30th anniversary event in Taipei, Taiwan to announce new Zenbooks, VivoBooks, special and limited edition Zenfone 6, and a few other seemingly cool gadgets. The star of the show, however, was the Asus ZenBook Duo series, the first for Asus and also world’s first dual screen laptop. The series has two laptops — ZenBook Duo (base model) and ZenBook Pro Duo (top-end model). At the launch event Asus confirmed that the ZenBook Duo series will be available in Q3 of 2019. Speaking to Indian tech journalists, the Asus management team confirmed that the ZenBook Duo and ZenBook Pro Duo would hit the Indian market in September or in early October.At the launch event, I spent some time with both the Asus ZenBook Duo and ZenBook Pro Duo. My quick impression: The Duo or the Duo Pro can be a great option for creators and multi-taskers out there. The first thing that strikes the mind when you look at both the laptops is the stunning design. Both the laptops under the ZenBook Duo series sport the same design. The ZenBook Duo series comes with Zen-inspired spun-metal finish and frameless four-sided NanoEdge design, with ultraslim bezels, and pretty compact form factor. The new ZenBook Duos include main screen and right below that sits the secondary screen or ScreenPad Plus which is then followed by the keyboard.The best bit about this laptop is, despite including the ScreenPad Plus and Keyboard, Asus doesn’t miss out of the touchpad. On the right of the keyboard sits the touchpad with which the main screen of the laptops can be controlled. Notably, the second screen of the ZenBook Duo comes with touchscreen feature.advertisement The ZenBook Pro Duo features the latest version of the Asus NumberPad, an LED-illuminated numeric keypad integrated into the touchpad. There’s also Amazon Alexa voice support, with a dedicated light bar at the front of the laptop that illuminates to indicate it’s listening. Smart!Screen and designAs far as the screen is concerned, the Asus ZenBook Duo — base model — comes with 14-inch screen paired with 12.6-inches ScreenPad Plus. In comparison, the Pro model aka ZenBook Pro Duo comes packed with a 15.6-inch main screen paired with 14-inch ScreenPad Plus. Both the main and the second screen use an LCD panel, which I believe could have been brighter and offered better viewing angles.To control the main screen of the ZenBook Duo series users can use the touchpad that sits right next to the keyboard, while the second screen can be controlled via fingertouch. On the ScreenPad Plus the taskbar sits on the left with the help of which the users will be able to perform any and every task they want.So, what’s the idea behind including the second screen on the ZenBook Duo? Speaking to India Today Tech, YC Chen, PC Product Director of Asus, said that the company has designed this laptop with two screen keeping in mind the creators and multitaskers out there.Use caseThe ZenBook Duo lets users split screen to perform as many tasks as possible at the same time. For example, while booking flight tickets we often tend to go back and forth between an open webpage and calendar. This is one instance where the ZenBook Duo makes life easy. The users can simply open the calendar on the second screen, or any other window while the booking can be carried out on the main screen.Another instance where the ZenBook Duo works perfectly is when the users wants to have a bigger pictures of something, say India’s map for example. The India map can be first opened on the main screen and for a better viewing experience can be dragged or extended to the secondary screen — with the help of the touchpad. Check the following picture for better idea. For better user experience, Asus ZenBook Pro Duo comes bundled with a stylus — that can be used to take down notes on the second screen. It also comes with a palm rest that basically enhances ErgoLift — that is what Asus calls the keyboard — tilting keyboard design. In simple words, it is easy to see that whole design will help creators be more productive. Notably, the base model or the ZenBook Duo doesn’t come with palm rest or the stylus.Other thingsAs far as the core hardware is concerned, the ZenBook Pro Duo is powered by 9th-generation Intel Core processor combined with 32GB RAM and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 GPU. The ZenBook Pro Duo comes with up to 1TB PCle 3.0 x 4 SSD. In comparison, the ZenBook Duo is powered by Intel Core i7 CPU and GeForce MX250 GPU. The ZenBook Duo series runs on Windows 10 and support IR web camera with Windows Hello support, latest Intel Wifi 6 with Gig+ that takes the wireless speeds to the whole new level.advertisementAdditionally, the ZenBook Pro Duo comes with a dedicated Turbo Fan button that will likely help boost cooling at any given time. In terms of weight, the ZenBook Duo weighs 1.5kg while the Pro version is slightly on the heavier — 2.5kg — because bigger screen.Disclaimer: The reporter’s travel and stay have been arranged by Asus.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 bySneha Saha Tags :Follow AsusFollow zenbook Next Asus ZenBook Duo, ZenBook Pro Duo quick review: Dual screen laptops for creators and multi-taskersAsus is showcasing some crazy laptops at the Computex 2019. Two of these are the ZenBook Duo and ZenBook Pro Duo, which will also launch in India in a few months from now. In this quick review, we take a closer look at the two laptops.advertisement
Next World Cup 2019: Hamstring tear rules out Jason Roy for England’s next two gamesThe 28-year-old batsman Jason Roy will be missing the next two games for England in the World Cup as he has been diagnosed with a hamstring tear. James Vince or Moeen Ali are expected to play in place of Roy.advertisement Indo-Asian News Service LondonJune 17, 2019UPDATED: June 17, 2019 16:35 IST Jason Roy will not be present for the next two matches (Photo: Reuters)HIGHLIGHTSRoy will miss the matches against Afghanistan and Sri LankaRoy had pulled up his hamstring while fielding in the match against West IndiesEngland are currently in fourth position in the points table with 3 winsEngland will miss the services of Jason Roy in the next two matches as the opener has suffered a hamstring tear.Roy pulled up his hamstring while chasing a ball during the eighth over of England’s previous match against the West Indies. While the hosts won the game by eight wickets, the 28-year-old played no further part and underwent scans on Saturday in London.”The MRI confirmed that Roy has suffered a hamstring tear. As a result of the injury, he will be reassessed on an ongoing basis this week,” an ECB statement read. “He is set to miss England’s next two matches in the World Cup against Afghanistan (June 18) and Sri Lanka (June 21),” it added.Meanwhile, ECB also provided an updated on Eoin Morgan — who also suffered from a back spasm against West Indies — saying the England captain will be monitored over the next 24 hours and a decision regarding his availability for the game against Afghanistan will be made on Tuesday itself.32-year-old Morgan suffered from back spasm during the 40th over of the Windies game and had to be helped off the field. Such was his discomfort that he stopped on his way to the changing room after finding the stairs up to the dressing room particularly difficult to conquer. In fact, Morgan addressed the post-match press conference after the Windies game without taking a seat.”The spasm has settled down and will be monitored over the next 24 hours ahead of England’s next match against Afghanistan tomorrow (Tuesday) at Old Trafford, Manchester,” the ECB said.advertisementEngland can include either batsman James Vince or all-rounder Moeen Ali in the XI against Afghanistan as Roy will not be a part of the team. It will be interesting to see who fills Morgan’s boots if the skipper doesn’t get fit in time for the game.With six points from four games, England are sitting at the fourth spot in the points table.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Shahid Afridi credits IPL after India beat PakistanAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Mohammed Shami has potential to provide breakthroughs, says Sachin TendulkarAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.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 byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow Jason RoyFollow EnglandFollow ICC World Cup 2019
Pooja Shali New DelhiAugust 25, 2019UPDATED: August 26, 2019 10:03 IST Tricolour flying on the civil secretariat building in Srinagar. (India Today exclusive)HIGHLIGHTSThe J&K state flag has been removed from the civil secretariat buildingIt is only the national flag that is flying on the building in SrinagarJ&K administration sources have said this will be followed at other govt offices as wellThe Jammu and Kashmir state flag has been taken off the civil secretariat building in Srinagar. It is only the national flag that remains on the civil secretariat building after the momentous decision of abrogating Article 370 of the Constitution, thus stripping the state of its special status.Official sources in the Jammu and Kashmir administration have confirmed to India Today TV that only the national flag will be seen at all government offices in the state from now on.However, not all government offices have taken off the Jammu and Kashmir state flag yet. Till last week both the flags were seen at the civil secretariat building.Only Tricolour seen atop Civil Secretariat in Srinagar, J&K state flag removed. @PoojaShali reports.More #ReporterDiary: https://t.co/FAHzdk9TO8 pic.twitter.com/NghEXnJzJlIndia Today (@IndiaToday) August 25, 2019″The removal of flag is in continuation of abrogation of Article 370 and not dependant on official bifurcation from October 31,” said a top source in the J&K government.”Access by Parliament is already given (on abrogation) and the national flag is expected to take precedence at all government offices,” confirmed another top source in the administration.#ExclusiveJ&K flag removed, Tricolor seen atop Civil Secretariat in Srinagar.India Today’s @PoojaShali gets us more on this#ITVideoLIVE at https://t.co/4fqxBVUizL pic.twitter.com/ZrdTy8QCC9India Today (@IndiaToday) August 25, 2019In a historic announcement on August 5, Home Minister Amit Shah proposed in Rajya Sabha that Article 370 of the Constitution be abrogated to strip Jammu and Kashmir of its special status.advertisementWith the move, Jammu and Kashmir lost its rights to sport a separate flag and will now have to abide by all the laws of mainland India that were earlier not applicable in the state.Also Read | Rahul Gandhi-led opposition delegation sent back from Kashmir, media roughed upAlso Watch | Battle is against terrorists and separatists in Kashmir: Arun Jaitley at India Today Conclave 2019For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.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 bySanchari Chatterjee Jammu and Kashmir state flag removed from civil secretariat building, only tricolour seen after Article 370 moveThe Jammu and Kashmir state flag has been taken off the civil secretariat building in Srinagar. It is only the national flag that is flying above the building.advertisement
Next Sneha Saha New DelhiSeptember 14, 2019UPDATED: September 16, 2019 08:07 IST HIGHLIGHTSRealme XT launches in India today with a starting price of Rs 15,999.Redmi Note 8 Pro is expected to launch in India by the end of next months, October.Both the Redmi Note 8 Pro and the Realme XT come with quad-camera setup.The first 64MP camera smartphone in India is here. It is the Realme XT. The Realme XT is launched in India with a starting price of Rs 15,999 and that goes up to Rs 18,999 for the top-end model. At the launch, Realme stressed on the fact that they are the first smartphone brand to bring a 64MP camera smartphone and to get their hands on the device consumers needn’t wait for months. With this Realme takes on the likes of Xiaomi and the delayed launch of the Redmi Note 8 Pro in India.There still time for the Redmi Note 8 Pro India launch. The Redmi Note 8 series launched in China last month and soon after that Xiaomi India MD and Global VP said that the India launch of Redmi Note 8 and the Redmi Note 8 Pro will take time, the reason being certification process. On August-end Jain said, certification process takes around 8 weeks and so we expect the Redmi Note 8 Pro to hit the Indian shores by end of October. The question now is will the upcoming Redmi Note 8 Pro with 64MP camera able to take on the likes of the Realme XT?Let’s compare the two smartphones and find out.Realme XT vs Redmi Note 8 Pro specs compared–Both the Redmi Note 8 Pro and the Realme XT are premium looking smartphones. Both the phones include Gorilla Glass 5 protection on the back and that adds to the overall aesthetic of the smartphone. The Redmi Note 8 Pro, as well as, the Realme XT includes four cameras on the back panel. The camera module on the Redmi phones sits on the middle of the back panel while on the Realme XT the camera setup sits on the extreme left side. Design of both the Realme XT as well as the Redmi Note 8 Pro is clean and premium.advertisement–Coming to the screen used on both the phones. The Realme XT comes with a 6.4-inch FHD+ (1080×2340) Super AMOLED Dewdrop display with a screen-to-body ratio of 92 per cent. In comparison the Redmi Note 8 Pro comes with a 6.53-inch FHD+ display and it offers 91.94 per cent screen-to-body ratio. Similar to the Realme XT the Note 8 Pro also includes Dot drop notch.–On the hardware front the Realme XT is powered by a 2.3GHz octa-core Snapdragon 712 chipset paired with up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. There’s microSD card support that expands the storage to up to 256GB of storage. In comparison, Xiaomi chooses MediaTek for the Note 8 Pro. The Redmi Note 8 Pro is powered by Helio G90T processor paired with up to 8GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage.–Coming to the camera now. As said both the Redmi Note 8 Pro and the Realme XT come with four camera setup on the back where camera users 64MP Samsung GW1 sensor. The Realme XT includes a main 64-megapixel GW1 sensor, second is an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens, third is a 2-megapixel macro lens, and fourth is a 2-megapixel depth sensor. In comparison, the Redmi Note 8 Pro includes a primary 64MP Samsung GW1 sensor with f/1.7 aperture that is capable of clicking big 9248×6936 images, 2MP depth sensor, 8MP Ultra Wide lens, and 2MP macro lens.–On the front, the Realme XT includes a 16-megapixel Sony IMX471 selfie camera. In comparison the Redmi Note 8 Pro sports a 20MP front shooter for selfies. Both the phones come with lots of AI camera features.–On the software front the Realme XT includes a 4,000mAh battery and supports 2OW VOOC 3.0 fast charging. In comparison, Redmi Note 8 Pro is backed by a 4500mAh battery that comes with support for 18W fast charging.–The Redmi Note 8 Pro runs MIUI 10 based on Android 9 Pie software while the Realme XT runs on ColorOS 6 based on Android 9 Pie.Realme XT vs Redmi Note 8 Pro price comparedNotably, India is the first country to get the Realme XT while China is the first one to get the Redmi Note 8 Pro. In India, the Realme XT comes in three configurations base model with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage with price of Rs 15,999, 6GB + 64GB storage with price of Rs 16,999 and 8GB + 128GB storage variant of the phone comes with a price of Rs 18,999. The first sale of the Realme XT will be on September 16 at 12 noon on Flipkart and Realme.com, the company has announced, and during the sale only 64 thousand Realme XT units will be sold.In comparisons, the Redmi Note 8 Pro comes with a starting price of 1399 Yuan, translates to Rs 14,000, in China. In the company’s home market the Redmi Note 8 Pro comes in three variants — 6GB RAM + 64GB storage with a price of 1399 Yuan (translates to Rs 14,000), 6GB + 128GB with price of 1599 Yuan (translates to Rs 16,000) and 8GB RAM + 128GB with price of 1799 Yuan (translates to Rs 18,000). Ahead of the India launch consumers are already predicting the price of Redmi Note 8 Pro in India. They believe the starting price of the Redmi Note 8 Pro will be the same as the launch price of the Note 7 Pro, i.e Rs 13,999.advertisementALSO READ | Redmi Note 8 Pro vs Redmi Note 7 Pro: All that’s different between two Pros from XiaomiALSO READ | Realme XT review: Stands out from the crowd with a 64MP quad cameraALSO READ | Xiaomi says Android 10 update coming to all Redmi K20 Pro users in OctoberGet 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 byPavni Jain Tags :Follow RealmeFollow Redmi Realme XT vs Redmi Note 8 Pro: What’s different between the two 64MP camera phones?Realme XT launches in India today with starting price of Rs 15,999. Will the upcoming 64MP camera phone from Xiaomi able to take on the likes of the new Realme 64MP camera phone? Let’s find out.advertisement
Airbnb Wants to Send You to Antarctica on Sabbatical Editors’ Recommendations Pairing the English Premier League Soccer Teams with Craft Beers from the United States Club Monaco has found its groove. Neither too preppy or heritage-driven to compete with its American contemporaries, nor too overpriced or overdesigned to be considered luxury, the modern lifestyle brand had, it seemed at times, grappled with being as categorically American as it wasn’t. That was until Aaron Levine (above), the former head of design at Jack Spade, joined the company in 2011 as Vice President of Men’s Design and engineered one of the smartest, if not impressive, looking turnarounds in the traditionally challenging specialty men’s space. Today, there’s no doubting what Club Monaco is about—fashion with a global urban-casual point of view, modern silhouettes and precious fabrics—though what has us most stoked are its increasingly original designs and multi-label assortments, as seen in the upcoming holiday and spring seasons. Below, sneak peeks from the new season and our exclusive interview with the man of the hour on design, personal taste and family.Hey Aaron, Club Monaco men’s is looking really good these days and we hear it’s all thanks to you. Can you explain how it’s evolved and what’s different since you started?The most important thing is that we’ve got inspired, motivated, excited people working here all contributing to pushing the brand forward. The people here inspire each other daily. It’s not easy. We’re never like, “Ok, job’s finished. Clocking out now.” We’re constantly working through ideas and coming up with solutions to problems when they inevitably arise. It’s a constantly shifting three-dimensional puzzle that requires continual attention. Since I got here, I’ve learned so much. We’ve just pushed the brand forward and honed the point of view. We’ve increased quality, obsessed over fit and finish, and built a team of wonderful people.Talk to us about the upcoming holiday collection. What were some of your inspirations? Designing for this time of year is the most fun. You have the most tools to work with—textural, emotional yarns; rich fabrics; and interesting silhouettes. So many times ideas for collections can come from the materials themselves. When you’re working with the raw material, you can envision what they want to be turned into. It’s wonderful finding these great fabrics and yarns, then being disciplined about the silhouette. Sometimes the material is so beautiful that the silhouette needs to be minimal and let the material speak for itself.So just how much impact does high/runway fashion truly have on Club Monaco and lifestyle brands alike then? I feel like guys like myself are buying Club not because it aspires to high fashion but because of its good design.I think you’ve already answered this question in a wonderful way. We focus on raw materials. We focus on fit and finish. We focus on simple, clean details. We want these products to be used and much as possible and enjoyed. We always push to offer newness and things our guy might not be able to find elsewhere, but never to the extent as to make the product frivolous.So in this age when men are embracing fashion, are we actually dressing better or for worse? I think men in every age have dressed for better and for worse. No one generation can be singled out. All we’re seeing is small eye-droppers of a point in time—some images portraying good style, some portraying bad. The good style shines through when the individual is authentic and true to himself. There are those inspiring people in every age.How about your own personal style? We hear you’re all over Club Monaco’s raw selvedge jeans.My own personal style is simple and functional. I’m very hard on the things I wear. I don’t want to be concerned about my clothing. It has to be functional, not precious.Is there anything else can’t you live without?I try to stay true to who I am. What’s most important to me style-wise is a positive mental attitude. I enjoy a nice watch. I appreciate how they’re made. I like how they feel on your wrist. A simple wedding band. Denim. A nice pair of boots. Things that all look better with age.So overall, who have been some of the most important influences on you?A lot of my friends in this industry are unbelievably smart and hard working and have tremendous integrity. I feel like if I don’t put as much effort into what I’m working on as they are, I let them and myself down. That’s a big influence. They know who they are. What’s also a huge influence is looking at this thing, big picture. There are so many people that work for this company, whether at the office in New York or out in the field all over the world. We owe them the best of our ability. We owe them the best product we can be working on. We also owe the same to our customer. Also my folks. They’re both incredibly hard working and honest people.What are some things you’d still like to build on at Club or even professionally?We’re never satisfied. When I walk into our stores, I see potential and opportunity to elevate and refine. We’re constantly evolving. The job’s never done. There are so many things I need to work on professionally. I’m not going to share them here. Not going to show you all my cards.Amidst all this, you like to surround yourself with calm, relaxing artwork and things. Have you always liked the quiet?I’ve definitely always like quiet. I remember when I was a kid, my mom threw me a birthday party when I was 7 or 8. A bunch of kids came. I melted down. Told everyone to get out. That was that. It wasn’t that I was unappreciative of them coming or their being my friends. I was very appreciative of that. I just like quiet and calm.That, I suppose, is a kind of luxury. How else would you define luxury?Being able to do what you want, when you want. That’s the ultimate luxury.The holidays are coming up. What will the Levine family be up to this year?We rented a house way out on Long Island at the beach. My folks are coming…quiet, calm beach in the winter. Awesome food and family. Can’t wait.And finally, your outlook for 2015?One day at a time. 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