TD CEO says bank would consider cannabis sector financings once legal

first_imgTORONTO – TD Bank would consider participating in cannabis sector financings after recreational marijuana becomes legal in Canada later this year, said its chief executive Thursday.Bharat Masrani said to reporters after their annual meeting of shareholders that the Toronto-based bank views the federal legalization of pot for adult use as an “important data point.”Any potential cannabis client would be assessed on its merits but the bank would have to ensure that it did not have a presence in the U.S., where marijuana remains illegal on a federal level, he said.“If it’s against the law, we will not of course be in that business. In Canada, it’s changing, and we will look at it greater detail,” Masrani said. “And where appropriate, we will see what we can do for some of our clients.”The bank is continuing to study the industry to determine what are the key risks that the bank has to mitigate, he said.Canada’s largest banks had largely steered clear of the country’s cannabis sector until January, when Bank of Montreal co-led a $175 million bought deal financing for licensed producer Canopy Growth.Canopy, Canada’s largest licensed producer, does not have any exposure to the U.S. market.While cannabis for recreational or medical use is legal in several states, such as California and Colorado, it is classified as an illegal schedule 1 drug under U.S. federal law.As Canada prepares for national legalization of the drug, the Trump administration is taking a harder line on cannabis than its predecessor.In January, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded an Obama-era memo which suggested that the federal government would not intervene in states where the drug is legal. Instead, Sessions said it would be up to federal prosecutors in states where the drug is legal to decide how aggressively to enforce the law.last_img read more

Court rules Canadas TV regulator exceeded its authority with restrictions on Bell

first_imgTORONTO – Bell Canada and its media arm have won a round in their battle against regulatory restrictions on their activities as television content producers and distributors.The Federal Court of Appeal has issued a 2-1 split decision that agrees with Bell’s argument that the Broadcasting Act doesn’t give the CRTC authority to enforce its “wholesale code.”The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission introduced the code in 2015 after extensive public consultations, known as Let’s Talk TV, that resulted in a number of reforms for regulated media companies.Soon after the code was issued, Bell launched the court challenge to the CRTC’s restrictions on how distributors like phone, cable and satellite companies negotiate contracts with content producers.The CRTC had introduced the restrictions out of a concern about the increasing market power of vertically integrated companies, such as Bell, that both create programming and distribute it to consumers.Bell Canada owns the country’s largest telecom network, including residential television and internet services, as well as Bell Media — which owns the CTV television network, specialty TV channels and production facilities.Companies in this story: (TSX:BCE)last_img read more

Syndicate involved in fake visa racket busted two held

first_imgNew Delhi: The Delhi Police on Tuesday said that they have busted a syndicate, who sent people abroad on fake UAE employment visa, from IGI airport. The law enforcement agency has arrested two agents who were involved in 17 cases of fake UAE visa racket.The investigating agency said that one of the accused used to ‘sell’ visa through announcement on the street of Kaptanganj in Uttar Pradesh. Police identified the accused as Javed Ali (46) and Manoj Kumar Sharma (46). Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderDeputy Commissioner of Police (IGI) Sanjay Bhatia said that in the year 2017, total 17 FIRs were registered on the complaints filed by immigration officials wherein it is alleged that on April 8, 2017, total 17 passengers were deported from Dubai Airport (UAE) as all were found using fake UAE employment visa. “Immigration officials got verified the alleged 17 employment visa from UAE Embassy in India and they were found fake,” said DCP IGI. He further said that during investigation, it was found that alleged 17 visa were provided to them by Javed Ali for a considerable amount of Rs one lakh from each passengers. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsPolice said that accused Javed Ali was advertising for easy UAE employment visa through Public Address System in local city Kaptanganj, Uttar Pradesh and induced the public at large. On April 17, police team nabbed him from village Babhnauli. “He used to shout “visa le lo” on the corner of the street,” added investigator. The investigating agency further added that Ali in connivance of his two accomplices, named Prince Yadav and Manoj Kumar Sharma, provided fake visa to 17 persons, all residents of his neighbourhood villages in UP. During the course of the investigation, bank account details were obtained and eventually accused Manoj Kumar Sharma has also been arrested. The search of co-accused Prince Yadav is being made. Investigation revealed accused Prince was the one who prepared and printed the fake Visa in these cases. Shops being used for running fake racket According to investigators, the fraudsters involved in such type of racket are running the racket in the garb of shops.”In cases, we have found that property dealing shops used for crime,” said investigator. They further added that these gangs select those places where people want to go abroad for a job. After opening a common shop in the locality they also tell people about their visa activity when they visit accused place. “Rates for the preparation fake documents also changes,” said police officer adding that most of the gangs run on four to five people.last_img read more

Football Ohio States 2017 recruiting class is Urban Meyers best

OSU coach Urban Meyer watches as the Buckeyes warm-up before their game against Nebraska on Nov. 5. The Buckeyes won 62-3. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorCoach Urban Meyer has signed a top-10 recruiting class every year he’s been at Ohio State, but the upcoming 2017 class, which becomes official on Wednesday’s National Signing Day, is his best by a wide margin.  OSU’s 2017 class consists of five five-star players – Meyer has signed just six in his previous five classes combined. Of the 19 current commits, 12 are ranked in the top five at their position and 16 are ranked in the top 15. Even OSU’s lone three-star and lowest-rated commit, kicker Blake Haubeil, is the top player at his position. “When you compare the class to its predecessors at Ohio State, it’s pretty clear: this is the most talented and accomplished class in Urban Meyer’s brief stint in Columbus,” said Jeremy Birmingham, director of recruiting at Land of 10. “There are no holes, no weaknesses.” Not only is the class good by OSU standards, its average player rating is the highest ever recorded by recruiting services. “It’s arguably the most-talented team of all-time, if you look at it on a per-recruit basis,” said Andrew Lind, football recruiting analyst at Eleven Warriors. “Florida’s 2010 class is considered the gold standard by recruiting services with a 93.55 average. Ohio State’s current class — with 19 commits — sits at an unheard-of 95.20.” The 2017 class has a chance to get even better by National Signing Day as the Buckeyes are finalists for a number of players making their college decisions, including the nation’s top defensive tackle, Marvin Wilson. OSU also seeks commitments from four-star defensive tackle Jay Tufele, and four-star offensive lineman Thayer Munford. While he thinks they will miss out on both defensive tackles, Lind said an OSU commitment from Munford is “all but certain.” Despite the class’ historic average player rating, Birmingham and Lind agreed that Alabama — not OSU — will likely have the top class in the final 247Sports rankings, but it’s not quite black and white. “It’s hard to make an apples-to-apples comparison to Alabama’s recruiting class because the Crimson Tide have six more players committed than the Buckeyes do,” Birmingham said. “But it’s absolutely a toss-up nationally between the two.” If the Buckeyes do finish behind Alabama, it will be OSU’s second No. 2 recruiting class since Meyer’s arrival. The first No. 2 fish was the 2013 class, which helped lead the Buckeyes to the 2014 national title and break an NFL Draft record with 10 players taken in the first three rounds. “Being highly ranked doesn’t guarantee success like the 2013 class had,” Birmingham said. “But it’s a good start.” ‘Editor’s note: Kevin Harrish is a staff writer for Eleven Warriors. read more

Football Ohio State defensive tackle Tracy Sprinkle signs with Carolina Panthers as

Ohio State senior defensive tackle Tracy Sprinkle (93) waits for a USC snap in the second quarter of the 2017 Cotton Bowl against University of Southern USC: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorThe Carolina Panthers signed former Ohio State defensive tackle Tracy Sprinkle as an undrafted free agent, Ohio State announced Saturday evening following the conclusion of the 2018 NFL Draft. Sprinkle played at Ohio State for four seasons, ending his college career with 20 tackles in 28 games. He was on a Buckeye defensive line that held teams to fewer than three yards per rush last season, giving up an average of just 2.94 yards per carry. Only five teams in the nation held opponents to fewer than three yards per carry.He also helped an Ohio State defense that finished last season with the sixth-fewest rushing yards allowed per game in the country.Sprinkle was not invited to the NFL combine, but participated in Ohio State’s pro day on March 22. read more

Jamaicans Urged To Share Quality Time On Family Day

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppKINGSTON, July 31 (JIS): Jamaicans are being encouraged to come together and share quality time as a family on Sunday, August 2.The day is being designated as Family Day by the Ministry of Youth and Culture as part of activities to celebrate Jamaica’s 53rd Independence.“Families are encouraged to organise reunions and family excursions. The day is one to reconnect with our roots and to bolster the ties that bind,” said Executive Director of the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), Delroy Gordon.Mr. Gordon, who was speaking at a recent JIS Think Tank, said the JCDC hopes that Family Day will be extended beyond the nuclear family and that persons will reach out to their relatives across the island as well as overseas.He said in addition to the activities at the Independence Village at Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre in Kingston, families can visit attractions and historic sites such as Port Royal, Hope Gardens, and Devon House.Mr. Gordon said proprietors and operators of these attractions are being encouraged to offer reduced prices for entry on Family Day. Recommended for you BEACHES TCI CONFIRMS LIE DETECTOR; DENIES MASS LAYOFFS Related Items:family day, jamaicans, quality timecenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Jamaican Government facing 500 cases of baby virus in schoolslast_img read more

San Diego Water Board files suit over Tijuana sewage

first_img September 5, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Posted: September 5, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A lawsuit filed in federal court Wednesday by the San Diego Regional Water Board alleges that the U.S. Section of the International Boundary and Water Commission has repeatedly violated provisions of the Clean Water Act and its National Pollution Discharge Elimination System permit by discharging millions of gallons of waste — including untreated sewage, trash, pesticides and heavy metals — from its water treatment facilities into the Tijuana River, the Tijuana River Estuary and the Pacific Ocean.The plaintiff is asking the court to declare that the USIBWC has violated the Clean Water Act on numerous occasions, has failed to prevent and recover waste from its many illicit discharge events, and must take all actions necessary to comply with the Clean Water Act and the NPDES permit.Lori Kuczmanski of the U.S. Section of the International Boundary and Water Commission said the USIBWC cannot comment on pending litigation.According to the San Diego Water Board, from 2015 to the present, more than 11 million gallons of waste have gone untreated, raising concerns about long-term damage to the environment, aquatic species and threats to human health. Beaches along the city of Imperial Beach were closed more than 200 days in 2015 and about 150 days in 2016 and 2017 to protect the public.In the last decade, coastal cities in California have imposed 1,000 beach closures in response to contaminated wastewater, the Water Board said.The lawsuit maintains that USIBWC is responsible for addressing cross- border flows of waste from Mexico into California as required by its NPDES permit and that chronic mismanagement of its water treatment facilities through the years has led to the legal action.Last week, U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Miller ruled that a lawsuit brought by the Port of San Diego and the cities of Chula Vista and Imperial Beach, alleging that the federal government is not doing enough to prevent the flow of Tijuana sewage into the U.S., can move forward. San Diego Water Board files suit over Tijuana sewagelast_img read more

Water warning issued for parts of Fort Lauderdale

first_imgFORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – A water warning will be issued, Thursday, for some Fort Lauderdale residents.Those who live in the Palm Aire community, east of the turnpike, will be affected as crews perform maintenance on water lines, which begins at 10 p.m.Those living between West McNabb and Cypress Creek roads, and Cove Lake Road and 31st Avenue, should boil water used for drinking and cooking until further notice.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Booker T Jones Memoir On His Winding Rocky Road Due In Fall

first_img Facebook Booker T. Jones’ Memoir On His “Winding, Rocky Road” Due In Fall From the segregated south to Stax Records, Jones’ memoir will trace a life that has impacted all of usPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Apr 26, 2018 – 12:28 pm On April 25 Booker T. Jones announced his long-awaited memoir will appear in print this fall along with an audiobook companion. News Booker T. Jones’ Memoir Coming Out Fall 2018 booker-t-jones-memoir-his-winding-rocky-road-due-fall NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Jun 15, 2015 – 4:57 pm Booker T. Jones Wins Best Pop Instrumental Album Email Twitter Born 1944 in Memphis, Tenn., Jones went on to become one of the great musicians of our time, including leading the Stax Records house band Booker T. & The MG’s that can be heard on many influential records, including Otis Redding’s “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay.” The group, including Jones, were honored with the Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007 and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992.Jones’ memoir will provide insight into such major accomplishments in his storied career, in addition to early career pitfalls all the way through collaborations with Wilson Pickett, Sam & Dave, Neil Young, Carlos Santana, and Willie Nelson. We’ll also get behind-the-scenes info on how hits such as 1962’s “Green Onions” (GRAMMY Hall Of Fame, 1999), that Jones recorded at age 18, were made. He will also take readers inside his personal journey, which included growing up in the segregated south.Though the memoir has yet to be given a title, fans are sure to look to his book for tips how his approach to life and music empowered him to make such great contributions.”Had I known in third grade when I started playing my clarinet that one day I would be playing with the likes of B.B. King, Otis Redding or Bob Dylan, I might have been too paralyzed to continue my journey,” Jones said. “But in life, you do things one moment at a time. That’s what I want to share with readers — how each step of my winding, rocky road has led me to where I am today.”Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”last_img read more

Reports of the Cadillac CT6s demise were greatly exaggerated

first_imgEnlarge ImageThe CT6 gets to keep on being handsome despite earlier rumors of its demise. Nick Miotke/Roadshow Fans of domestically produced luxury sedans rejoice! Reports of the Cadillac CT6 sedan’s demise appear to have been somewhat exaggerated. Newly minted GM president Mark Reuss and Cadillac boss Steve Carlisle told Automotive News on Monday that CT6 production is going to continue, despite it no longer being built at GM’s Hamtramck plant.Reports from November of last year named the CT6 among a pile of sedans from the General that were slated to get the ax. This decision didn’t immediately make sense given the hubbub surrounding Cadillac’s bespoke twin-turbo V8 Blackwing engine.With production at Hamtramck set to end in July, GM still needs to figure out where the heck it’s going to build the CT6. It’s possible that Cadillac could move production to another US factory or take the production of the standard car to the factory in China where it builds the CT6 Hybrid.”From the very beginning, we never said that CT6 was going away, because we’re very keen on launching Blackwing and Super Cruise and all those sorts of things,” said Steve Carlisle, president of Cadillac, in an interview with Automotive News.Unfortunately, the five other vehicles included in GM’s November announcement are still getting the chop. These include the Buick LaCrosse, Cadillac XTS, Chevrolet Cruze, Impala and Volt. Post a comment Tags More From Roadshow 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous 2019 Cadillac CT6: Caddy’s flagship sedan bows out in style 0 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger valuecenter_img Cadillac 70 Photos Car Industry Luxury cars Sedans Share your voice 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Cadillac Chevroletlast_img read more

Klipsch Forte III speakers are masters of reality

first_img Klipsch Forte III The Audiophiliac Post a comment The Klipsch Forte III speakers’ front and rear panels. Klipsch It’s next to impossible to sit still when listening to Klipsch Forte III speakers. For me that doesn’t happen with most speakers, but this big Klipsch does a better job bringing recorded music back to life. I’m bouncing around to Sonic Youth, Bob Marley, Miles Davis, or any music with a groove. The urge is so strong that even when I try to resist I can’t sit still. It’s that good.Priced at $1,999 each in the US (per pair price in the UK is £3,990 and AU$9,490 in Australia) the Forte III is expensive, though by high-end standards they’re an absolute steal. The speaker features a 1-inch (25mm) titanium compression horn tweeter, 1.75-inch (44mm) compression horn midrange, and for soul stirring low bass there’s a 12-inch (305mm) fiber composite woofer augmented with a rear-baffle-mounted 15-inch (380mm) passive radiator! Impedance is rated at 8 ohms, and the rear panel hosts metal bi-wire connectors. The Forte III stands 36 inches tall, 16.5 inches wide, 13 inches deep (914 by 420 by 330mm), and it weighs 72 pounds (32.6 kg). The original Klipsch Forte debuted way back in 1984, Forte II arrived in 1989, and the Forte III I’m reviewing here came out in 2017. Like those two the Forte III is made in the US. It’s available in Black Ash, American Walnut, Natural Cherry and Distressed Oak real wood finishes. The Cherry wood finish is my favorite. In 2017 I reviewed the Forte III in the New York CNET listening room with a Rotel RA 1592 stereo integrated amp, and I found the Forte III’s treble a tad bright and not well suited to classical music. Still, I couldn’t shake it, I wanted to reconnect with the Forte III and wondered if a sweet sounding tube amplifier would be a better match with these speakers. So for this long-term listening test I listened to the Forte IIIs with a lot of amps, everything from a 5 watt per channel Almarro A205A tube amp to a 100 watt solid state Pass Labs XA100.5 at home, and the sound never disappointed.Wall powerI also heard another pair of Forte IIIs at a friend’s apartment with a very high-end Japanese Shindo Haut Brion tube amp, and the sound was to die for. I heard similar treble sweetness with solid state amps such as the Schiit Aegir, First Watt J2 and F7, and a Pass Labs XA100.5 in my large listening room. The Forte IIIs’ effortless sound with high volume listening was expected — lots of big speakers can do that — but the Forte III also excelled with late night quiet levels. Detail and dynamics were consistent, regardless of volume level. The Forte IIIs let you feel the music. Klipsch Forte IIIFeel the music. Sarah Tew/CNET With good recordings I can hear each individual instrument in the mix with thrilling clarity. This “separation” sounds more like the way I hear live music, especially when it’s purely acoustic and not played over a concert hall sound system. Just instruments and singers au natural on stage in a small club or maybe a church. The Forte III relishes that sort of intimacy, and so do I.Miles Davis’ trumpet sounds more like a real trumpet than it does over any other speaker I’ve had at home. The brassiness of the trumpet, the sharp transient sound of horns are more realistic over horn speakers. With the Rolling Stones underrated Emotional Rescue LP, the band’s grooves were given their full due. Loud music over big horn speakers is a tough act to beat.The Forte III sound is “information dense” — that’s what crossed my mind as I played jazz drummer Peter Erskine’s Old School CD at near realistically loud volume (over 100 decibels), and the music’s dynamics were exhilarating. The sound of this uncompressed recording of a drum kit was so far beyond what any bookshelf speaker at any price can replicate. That, and the way each of the other instruments stood out so clearly in the mix. Other speakers blur them, make them sound more homogeneous.The Forte III’s bass is very clear and tight: There’s no flab or bloat down there, it’s not an overtly bassy speaker. Still, the 12-inch woofer and rear passive driver make themselves felt. Acoustic stand up basses sound big and boldly resonant, and these speakers have a real knack for getting the meaty texture of electric bass just right. There’s an effortless quality to the sound that you just never get with speakers with 6- or 8-inch woofers, even when they’re paired with subwoofers. The Forte III is one of the most enjoyable speakers I’ve had the pleasure of reviewing. It rocked with a vengeance, jazz rhythms lit up my room, and electronica pulsed with rare authority. Mentioned Above Klipsch Groove (Black) Tags See it Review • Klipsch’s mini Groove Bluetooth speaker packs some punch Klipsch Groovecenter_img 0 10 Photos Many other fine speakers including the TAD ME-1 and Bowers & Wilkins 805 D3 have served as long-term references at home. They were more transparent, and their imaging more sharply focused, but their sound was miniaturized relative to the Forte III. The 71-inch tall (1.8 meters) Magnepan 3.7 panel speakers produced closer-to-life size sound with exceedingly low distortion, but the 3.7s dynamics were restricted. No one speaker has yet to score a perfect 10 on every count; we still have to prioritize the sound we want from our speakers. If you’ve only lived with bookshelf speakers, you’ll be in for a shock when you hear the Forte III in your living room. No small speaker, or even the best of them, can match the Forte III’s power delivery. They unleash music’s dynamics with ease, and I’m not just talking about the wham-bam, knock you back in your seat dynamics. No, the Forte III is also a more expressive speaker at late night listening levels. The music breathes, it flows, it moves. If the Forte III is too big or beyond your budget, but I have whetted your appetite for big speaker sound — don’t despair, consider the Klipsch Heresy III speakers, that stand a mere 24 inches (610mm) tall and sell for $1,299 each in the US, and pair prices are £2,700 in the UK and AU$5,500 in Australia. And if those are still out of reach, consider my 2018 Speaker of the Year, the $550, £600, AU$1,499 per pair Klipsch RP 600M bookshelf speakers that conjure the essence of live music in a smaller package. Share your voice Speakers Home Entertainment $110 CNET may get a commission from retail offers.last_img read more

Top Gun Maverick Everything we know about the Tom Cruise sequel

first_img Share your voice Summer movie preview: Aladdin, Spider-Man, Tarantino and more 21 Photos These fabulous fliers at the Planes of Fame museum want to live forever Jerry Bruckheimer and Don Simpson produced the original Top Gun, with Tony Scott (brother of Ridley) directing. Scott and Bruckheimer were both onboard with the new film, but Scott died by suicide in 2012. Bruckheimer is still a producer on the sequel, as is Cruise. Joseph Kosinski, who directed Tron: Legacy, is directing the sequel.Release date, production infoThe original release date was set for July 2019, but it was changed to June 26, 2020. Deadline reports that the complex flight sequences required more time.The film is set 34 years after the original, and that’s how many years will have passed when the sequel comes out, so we’re kind of in real time here.Cruise shared an image from the first day of filming on May 31, 2018. Filming locations reportedly included San Diego; the USS Abraham Lincoln in Norfolk, Virginia; South Lake Tahoe, California and California’s Indian Wells Valley. Cast: Who’s who?Tom Cruise as Captain Pete “Maverick” MitchellMiles Teller as Bradley “Rooster” Bradshaw, son of Maverick’s pal Goose from the first filmJennifer Connelly as a bar owner and Maverick’s love interest Jon Hamm in an unrevealed roleEd Harris as Maverick’s military superiorMonica Barbaro as Phoenix, a pilot in training and Rooster’s love interestGlen Powell in an unrevealed roleVal Kilmer, reprising his role as Commander Tom “Iceman” KazanskyOne actor who won’t be returning? Kelly McGillis, who played Maverick’s love interest Charlotte “Charlie” Blackwood in the first film, said in July 2019 that she wasn’t asked to be in the sequel. McGillis, 62, told Entertainment Tonight why she thinks that’s true.”I’m old and I’m fat, and I look age-appropriate for what my age is, and that is not what that whole scene is about,” McGillis reportedly said. She added that while she doesn’t know Connelly, she is “so glad that she got that opportunity.” Comment 55 Photos 2019 movies to geek out over 1 Tags Plot news, rumors and theoriesDrones and modern warfareBack in 2014, Bruckheimer said the sequel would be updated to reflect today’s military world. “”The concept is, basically, are the pilots obsolete because of drones,” he said then. “Cruise is going to show them that they’re not obsolete. They’re here to stay.”Danger Zone reduxOne of the memorable moments from the original film was Kenny Loggins’ song Danger Zone, which became a huge radio hit in 1986. Loggins said in 2018 that Cruise told him, “of course” Danger Zone needed to be in the sequel. At the time, Loggins said he was looking to team up with a younger act to rejigger the song.Hamming it upCo-star Jon Hamm says the action sequences will be impressive. “They’re using some technology on this that is never before seen,” Hamm told Jo Blo. “We’re shooting the movie in, I think, 6K. So it’s incredibly hi-def. The aerial footage is mind-blowing. And it’s mostly practical. There’s not a lot of CG. Those guys are really up in planes and getting thrown around in multiple Gs.”Dream roleActor Glen Powell lost out on the role of Rooster, but so impressed the production that he was cast in another role, USA Today reported. In a now-deleted Instagram post, he writes about his love for the original film. “This movie is one of the reasons I became an actor,” Powell reportedly wrote. “It’s why I always go low after a high-five, always fall in love with my teachers, say things like ‘clean ’em and fry ’em’ on a daily basis, end volleyball games in oiled-up flexing, and why I can blame all my speeding tickets on Kenny Loggins.”FlashbackHamm also told Jo Blo that the sequel sets are very close to the original. “It’s basically getting the whole team back together,” he said. “They’ve achieved a very similar vibe to the first one.”Come fly with meCruise said at Comic-Con 2019 that the film is a love letter to aviation, and agreed with Hamm that the sequences aren’t computer-generated. “Everything you see in this film is for real,” he said.In plane sightPopular Science Magazine published an entire article about the aircraft of the new film. The article explains that “the airplanes in the trailer, with one exception, are F/A-18 Super Hornets, a far cry from the jets Maverick and Goose flew into the danger zone in the 1986 film. Those were F-14 Tomcats, big, beloved, tough, fast airplanes the Navy no longer flies.” The article goes on to point out that Super Hornets don’t require a dedicated radar operator and navigator. “Goose is now optional; his precise job doesn’t exist anymore,” the article reports.This post was originally published on Aug. 1, 2019 and will be updated as new information becomes available. #Day1 pic.twitter.com/7jjPL277Es— Tom Cruise (@TomCruise) May 31, 2018 77 Photos Not many films get a sequel 33 years after their original. But then, not many movies are Top Gun: Maverick, the sequel to the 1986 Tom Cruise action film.The basicsTalk of a Top Gun sequel has been zooming around since 2010. Maverick was one of Tom Cruise’s iconic, gleaming-teeth, sunglasses, action-star roles. Though he’s now 57, Cruise hasn’t exactly slowed down on the action-movie front, as his Mission: Impossible and Jack Reacher roles have shown. In this film, Cruise’s Maverick is now a flight instructor who mentors Bradley “Rooster” Bradshaw (played by Miles Teller), the son of his late friend Goose from the first film. And Maverick has his own issues, just like in the first film. The trailer shows Ed Harris telling him, “You should be at least a two-star admiral by now. Yet here you are, captain. Why is that?” TV and Movies Targetlast_img read more

Best live TV streaming services for cord cutters

first_img Yes (keep for 9 months) No 2 ($5 option for 3) $50/month for 55+ channels Yes Sling TV ($25/month): Best budget live TV streaming service Parental controls What streaming TV services won’t give you Streaming TV services are great, but there are some things they can’t do compared to a traditional cable box.  First, it’s worth looking at the channels that you can’t get with any of these services. A big one has been PBS, as the broadcaster reportedly hadn’t acquired the streaming rights to all of the shows that it airs. However, the good news is that YouTube TV will be the first to include PBS “later this year”. Another biggie is sports. Sure, most services carry ESPN and local channels for NFL football, but if you follow a professional baseball or basketball team, chances are you’ll need their specific channel — called an RSN, or regional sports network — to watch regular season games. RSN coverage varies widely for each service. And fans of live sports beware: every live TV service is a few seconds to a minute or more behind the “live” stream you’ll get from your local cable or satellite provider. That means you could get a preview of scores or big plays from Twitter, phone alerts or phone calls from friends slightly before you see the action on-screen.While AT&T TV Now offers HBO as part of its base subscription, most other services either sell it as an add-on or require you to sign up separately for HBO Now. In addition, NFL Red Zone and NHL Network are either not available or only as part of a package.  If you’re used to the 5.1 surrounds offered by cable or even OTA, then you’ll probably be disappointed that all of the services only include stereo sound on live broadcasts. AT&T TV Now and PlayStation Vue do include 5.1 audio on some on-demand material, though. (Note that CNET is owned by CBS, which is a compensated programming provider on all cable, satellite and online TV services that offer CBS channels, which include Showtime, Pop, CBS Sports, and The CW, among others. CBS also owns and operates its own online service, CBS All Access, which is mentioned below.) The Big Five compared Time to narrow down the list. Here are the five biggest services in terms of name recognition, channel count and features, presented in alphabetical order. Four of them fit in the $45-plus premium bracket while one is a budget service.  YouTube TV The best premium service 04-streamingservices Sarah Tew/CNET Best for: Unlimited DVR Price: $50 Step-up packages: N/A Missing channels: A&E, Comedy Central, History, Lifetime, NFL Network, NFL Red Zone, Nickelodeon. The good: Intuitive interface and comprehensive program guide; includes all four local channels in most of US households; unlimited storage on cloud DVR. The bad: Tied for the most-expensive service, DVR shows replaced by on-demand versions. YouTube TV is CNET’s pick of the premium services, as it has more top channels in its package than any competitor, including all four local channels in most areas of the country. It also has the best DVR of the bunch, including unlimited storage and a generous nine months to watch recordings (most are 30 days). The catch is that if an episode you’ve recorded appears in YouTube TV’s VOD library, it gets replaced by the on-demand version — which means no fast-forwarding through commercials. YouTube TV’s interface is no-nonsense, if a little drab, and yet it offers most of the features a cable service can give you. And unlike Sling and others, it’s dead simple: one package, one price, done. See it at YouTube TV Sling TV The best budget service01-streamingservices Sarah Tew/CNET Best for: Saving money but still getting ESPN (or Fox and NBC), supplementing with an antenna Starting price: $25 Step-up packages: Sling Orange + Blue for $40 month, $5 cloud DVR add-on, numerous $5 mini packages Missing channels (all packages): ABC, CBS, Animal Planet, Fox News, MLB Network, Nickelodeon Missing channels (Sling Orange): Fox, NBC, Bravo, FS1, FX, MSNBC, USA Network Missing channels (Sling Blue): ABC, Disney Channel, ESPN The good: Relatively cheap, flexible channel packages. The bad: Can only stream to one device (TV, phone, tablet) with Orange package; very little support for local stations; cloud DVR costs extra. Sling is cheaper than the other four because it carries fewer local stations (ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC). It has two base packages, Orange and Blue. Orange doesn’t offer any locals, while Blue has Fox and NBC but only in a handful of cities. That’s why Sling makes a good complement to OTA antenna TV. Sling’s interface isn’t much to look at, but it offers all of the options you need without cluttering the screen. The only real letdown is its arcane live pause and DVR exceptions (you can’t record Disney-owned channels like ABC, for example). Its options are myriad, so check out Sling TV: Everything you need to know for all the details. See it at Sling AT&T TV Now directv-now-screenshot-11-30-at-11-01-29-am.png Screenshot by David Katzmaier/CNET Best for: HBO fans who want live TV streaming too Starting price: $50 Step-up packages: Six other package with more channels from $70. Missing channels: A&E, AMC, BBC America, Animal Planet, Discovery, HGTV, History, Lifetime, MLB Network, NBA TV, NFL Network, NFL Red Zone. The good: Includes HBO, typically a $15 add-on, in the $50 price; TV-like interface including the ability to swipe left or right to change channels; discounts for AT&T Wireless customers. The bad: Expensive service with fewer top channels than any other service in its price range; DVR is limited; no family member profiles. For the service formerly known as DirecTV Now, 2019 has been a year of upheaval — most importantly, the service changed its name to AT&T TV Now in August. It joins the budget Watch AT&T (see below) service which remains the same while DirecTV becomes AT&T TV. Clear as mud right? These revisions come after another big change in March 2019, when DirecTV Now jacked the price from $40 to $50 per month, and cut numerous key channels, including AMC, Discovery, and HGTV, from its base package. The upside is that HBO is included as part of the price, and as a standalone HBO Now subscription costs $15 per month, the $10 overall increase is technically a $5 monthly discount. When it comes to the service itself though, AT&T TV Now’s DVR and app are a step behind most competitors.See it at AT&T PlayStation Vue nfl-network-playstation-vue.jpg PlayStation Vue Best for: Commercial skippers and PS4 owners Starting price: $50 Step-up packages: Three other packages with progressively more channels for $55, $65 and $85. Missing channels: A&E, Comedy Central, History, Lifetime, MTV, Nickelodeon. The good: Solid DVR with unlimited storage that doesn’t replace recorded shows with the on-demand version (ahem, YouTube TV). PlayStation 4 users can split-screen multiple channels at once. The bad: Worse channel selection than others at its price. If you don’t get YouTube TV or Sling TV, the next best option is PlayStation Vue. It has an “evolved” interface that is also easy to use once you get the hang of it. Its DVR is excellent, with unlimited storage and the ability to skip commercials on any show — although unlike YouTube TV, shows in Vue’s DVR are deleted after 28 days. The biggest knock is that has fewer channels than any of the Big Five aside from Sling TV (which is much cheaper) and AT&T TV Now (which includes HBO). You don’t need a PlayStation 4 to watch it — just like the others, Vue has apps for numerous streaming devices including Roku, Apple TV, and Fire TV, as well as phones and PCs — but a PS4 and Apple TV is the only way to get its sweet multiscreen view. See it at PlayStation Hulu With Live TV 02-streamingservices Hulu Best for: Current Hulu subscribers who want to add Live TV. Starting price: $45 Step-up packages: Optional “enhanced” DVR and multistream plans. Missing channels: AMC, BBC America, Comedy Central, MLB Network, MTV, NBA TV, NFL Network, NFL Red Zone, Nickelodeon. The Good: Includes Hulu’s massive on-demand library, including exclusives such as The Handmaid’s Tale. The Bad: Confusing interface, standard DVR doesn’t let you skip commercials. With the least cable-like interface of the Big 5, Hulu’s greatest asset is the integration of live TV with its significant catalog of on-demand content for one price. Unfortunately, the interface frustrations apparent with the standard service are amplified once you add live TV. The app generally confuses “simple” with “incomplete.” It technically offers a guide, for example, but it’s extremely bare-bones. Another issue is that you’ll have to pay another $10 per month to get the ability to skip commercials on Hulu’s cloud DVR (the base cloud DVR, included, doesn’t let you skip commercials). Its channel count is solid, however, and with Hulu’s catalog included it’s a top competitor, especially after YouTube TV’s price hike. See it at Hulu Read more No Yes No No Yes, in many markets 2 ($15 option for unlimited) Which live TV service has the best channel lineup? Cord cutter curious? 10 considerations before you cancel cable TV The cord-cutter’s guide to the best indoor antennas Recap: Diary of a cable TV cord cutter $55/month, $65/month or $85/month Yes, except for Disney or ESPN channels Yes Yes, an extra $5/month each Sling TV YouTube TV 99+ Yes Yes Read the Sling TV review Family member/user profiles Yes Other optionsAT&T Watch TV Price: $15 per month, or “free” with certain AT&T Wireless plans   Watch TV includes 30 channels and many of them, such as AMC, HGTV, and BBC America, are no longer available on AT&T TV Now. Watch TV doesn’t have any sports or local channels, and many of the shows on its channels can be watched on-demand with a Hulu subscription for less. It also doesn’t work with Roku devices, but it is available on the other major streaming platforms. And some AT&T wireless plan customers get it for free. See it at AT&TPhilo Price: Starts at $20 per month Another cheap service with no sports or local channels, Philo has bread-and-butter cable offerings like AMC, Comedy Channel, Nickelodeon and BBC America. Unlike Watch AT&T, it includes a cloud DVR, but it lacks a big-name 24-hour news channel like CNN.  See it at PhiloCBS All Access Price: Starts at $6 per month CBS All Access stands out from all of the other services as it offers live (in some cities) and on-demand from just one channel. In addition to broadcast video-on-demand it offers exclusive online content such as Star Trek: Discovery. The on-demand stuff has ads, but you can get an ad-free option for $10 a month. See it at CBS No Yes Yes Yes Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Yes No Yes Fast-forward through or skip commercials with cloud DVR FOX and NBC only in select cities Yes, in many markets Now playing: Watch this: Read the CNET review Video on demand/3-day replay $50/month for 70+ channels Record shows for later (cloud DVR) No Base price Yes No Yes ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC channels Pause, rewind, fast-forward Yes Sling TV costs more than AT&T Watch TV ($15) and Philo ($20) but has better channels, more options a better interface. And it’s still dirt-cheap compared to the other services, let alone cable. Yes, in many markets $25/month for 30+ channels Simultaneous streams per account Cable TV can seem a lot like a landline phone these days: an unnecessary expense that is shackled to outdated hardware. All the cool kids and a lot of the cool grownups are cutting the cable TV cord. If you want to join them but don’t want to ditch live TV completely, you’ve come to the right place. Live TV streaming services like Sling TV and YouTube TV let you watch most if not all of your favorite TV channels — from ABC to CBS to CNN to ESPN to Fox News to Nickelodeon — streamed live over the internet. And they probably cost far less than you’re paying the cable company for TV. Prices start at $15 per month with no extra fees or contracts. In place of a cable box, and the monthly fee to rent it, you’ll use an app on your smart TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV or Apple TV. And you can watch at home or on the go via a phone or tablet, or even a PC browser. DVR show replaced by on-demand version Yes (keep for 28 days) Tagscenter_img Yes No See at YouTube TV $45/month for 60+ channels Yes, in many markets Yes $50/month for 40+ channels Bandwidth limiter PlayStation Vue 2:44 Live TV streaming services for cord cutters: How to choose… No Share your voice Yes ($5 per month, can’t record Disney or ESPN channels) $70/month Yes No No (Yes with $15 option) Yes Yes Yes Yes Step-up packages with more channels 1 or 3 Comments Yes (20GB, keep for 30 days) No How to cut the cord for $10: installing an indoor antenna Yes Free trial No Yes These two are our go-to recommendations, but they’re not perfect for everyone. Each contender for your cord-cutting dollar offers different channel lineups, features, menu systems, and features. They have a lot in common as well as some key differences. Here’s the long version: everything you need to know about streaming live TV. Buckle up. Sarah Tew/CNET How to shop for cord-cutting live TV services In ascending order of monthly price, the major multichannel live TV streaming services available today are: AT&T Watch TV ($15 a month or free with certain AT&T wireless plans)Philo ($20 a month)Sling TV ($25 a month)Hulu With Live TV ($45 a month)PlayStation Vue ($50 a month)AT&T TV Now (formerly DirecTV Now) ($50 a month) YouTube TV ($50 a month) Fubo TV ($55 a month)Yes, it’s a big list. But relax, we’ll break it down for you. And remember that each one has a free trial and no contacts, so trying (and canceling) are painless. Each offers a different mix of channels, so your first step should be choosing a service that carries your “can’t miss” channels and shows. And some of the most important channels are locals, namely ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC. Not every service offers all of them in every area. The services can be broken down into two main groups: budget, with prices starting at $15 but lacking local channels; and premium, with prices from $45 which include locals as well as other extras like exclusive bundles and an unlimited cloud DVR. Yes, most of the services (bar AT&T Watch TV) allow you to record and play back shows, just like a traditional cable or satellite DVR, but they often come with restrictions.  Then there’s the multistream issue. If you want to watch more than one program at the same time — for example, on your living room TV and on a bedroom TV, or the main TV and a tablet — you’ll want to make sure the service you’re watching has enough simultaneous streams. Some of the least expensive services only allow one stream at a time, and if you try to watch a second, it’s blocked. Keep in mind that, especially if you do have more than one person watching at once, you need to make sure you have fast, reliable broadband internet. A 100Mbps download service will cost around $50 to $60 a month, and here’s where the savings of cutting cable can get swallowed up.  Here’s a live TV streaming shopping list to consider:  Does the service offer your “must have” channels? See CNET’s comparison of the top 100 channels here.Does it offer local channels in your area? See CNET’s comparison of local channel access here.How good is the cloud DVR? Does the interface make it easy to browse for shows? Are there enough simultaneous streams for you and your family?Is your internet connection up to snuff? See CNET’s guide to improving streaming quality here. Now playing: Watch this: Yes Yes Big Five TV streaming services compared Yes No Yes Hulu with Live TV Yes AT&T TV Now Video on demand from local channels Yes 5 No 2:03 3 YouTube TV ($50): Best premium live TV streaming service Fubo TV Price: Starts at $55 per month Fubo TV is a sports-centric service that also offers a number of other channels including local OTA stations (except ABC) — and more RSNs (regional sports networks) than any other service. Especially for fans of professional baseball, basketball and hockey teams, Fubo might be the only way to watch regular-season games without cable. There’s no ESPN, however, and a convoluted user interface and high price mean it’s not the first service we’d choose. See it at Fubo Don’t care about live TV? More cord-cutter staples Netflix: One of the first streaming TV services and it’s so popular that it’s become a catch-all term in the same way as “Magic Marker” or “Coke” in the South. Plans start at $13 a month, and it covers thousands of TV shows and movies, including originals like Daredevil and Orange Is the New Black. See it at NetflixAmazon Prime Video: The “other” major streaming service, which is included as part of a $99 annual Prime Membership or $9 a month. The interface isn’t as user-friendly as Netflix, but the service also offers shows not on its rival, including originals like The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Amazon Prime also has the ability to add channels (HBO, Starz and more), making it a potential one-stop shop. See it at AmazonVudu/Movies Anywhere: A digital library (or locker) that incorporates both UltraViolet content and streaming movies and TV that are only available for purchase, like new releases. See it at VuduIt’s also worth investigating free, ad-supported services such as Roku Channel, IMDB Freedive, TuBi TV, Pluto, and Sony Crackle, which offer a wealth of content. antennas-09.jpg Sarah Tew/CNET Is an indoor or outdoor antenna a viable option? If you have a TV in your house — that is, a screen that incorporates a tuner — you’re part-way to cutting the cord already. An affordable indoor antenna hooked up to your TV will let you watch free TV over the air from any channel you receive in your local broadcast area. Antennas cost as little as $10. See our comparison of indoor antennas here. You can also add a DVR such as the Amazon Fire TV Recast or TiVo Bolt OTA if you want. Then you can record those live TV antenna channels, play them back and skip commercials, just like on a standard cable TV DVR. Here’s CNET’s roundup of the best OTA DVRs for cord-cutters. A solid, lower-cost alternative to live TV streaming services is the combination of an antenna for live local channels and an on-demand service such as Netflix or Hulu (which is now only $5.99 a month). That way you’ll still be able to watch live programming and also have a choice of on-demand content.    08-amazon-fire-tv-recastAmazon’s Fire TV Recast DVR is a cord-cutting antenna user’s friend. Sarah Tew/CNET Conclusion: Try it yourself Streaming live TV services are still in their infancy, and the industry is still in flux. Since launch, every service has increased prices by at least $5 a month, channel selections and cities with local channel access are changing all the time, and reports persist about some services losing money. While streaming is undoubtedly the future, it will be some time before both prices and the services offered settle in. That said, if you want a cable-like experience both at home and on the go without the dead weight that a cable subscription brings, then a streaming service is worth a look. There’s no contract to sign, and if you don’t like the service you’re on, you can easily switch. So whether you’re looking for a basic package such as Sling TV or want to pay more for a deluxe experience from the likes of PlayStation Vue, there should be a streaming TV service to suit you. Read more: The Best Password Managers for 2019 The Best VPN Services for 2019 The Best Meal Kit Delivery Services for 2019 Originally published Aug. 2, 2018 and updated as new developments occur. See at Sling TV No These services have plenty of benefits — no more cable fees, no more contracts, yay! — but the savings can be outweighed by other downsides such as internet fees, DVR restrictions, buffering and a lack of things to watch, especially live sports. And just like cable TV, the costs of these services just keep going up. With all that in mind, here’s a guide to brave the new world of live TV streaming over the internet, as well as other cord-cutting options available today. Disclosure: CNET may earn commissions from the services featured on this page. So which ones are the best?This is a long article with lots of, dare we say great information, but if you just want to know which ones we like best, here you go. With its best-in-class channel selection and cloud DVR, YouTube TV is our favorite option for cord-cutters who want as many of the perks of an actual cable subscription, without the cost and hassle. Yes Cord Cutters (OTT) OTT Compatibility TVs Media Streamers Mobile Apps Smart Speakers & Displays Target PlayStation Vue Amazon Prime HBO Disney ABC Amazon AT&T CBS DirecTV Fox Google Hulu NBC Netflixlast_img read more

Micromax Canvas 4 Teased Again New Image Hints at Full HD 1080p

first_imgIn the countdown to the Canvas 4 launch, Micromax has again revealed another teaser image of the smartphone which hinted at a full HD display.The new image posted on the company’s Facebook page showed a girl looking out the window from a train and held a caption that read: “Playing videos can be double the fun than staring at life through windows”.Like earlier images, not much can be established from the picture and the caption accompanying it. But some reports suggest that it could be an indication of a full HD 1080p display or the new screen unlock feature.It was already reported that the next Canvas smartphone may have the new unlock feature, as suggested in previous teaser images posted last week. The images showed the iconic iPhone unlock bar and carried a caption “CAN unlock without touch?” There was also a text that read: ‘Don’t’.Though Micromax is yet to announce the specifications of Canvas 4, the smartphone received a very good response in terms of pre-orders which began on 28 June. The company received more than 4081 pre-orders for Canvas 4 in the first seven hours itself.As the launch date of the Canvas 4 smartphone edges closer, rumours about its specification have gained momentum. Its expected features are a 5.0-inch IPS HD 720p display, 1.2GHz MediaTek MT6589 quad-core processor, Android v4.2.2 out-of-the-box, 13.0-megapaixel rear camera, 5.0-megapixel front-facing camera, 2GB RAM, 8GB of internal memory, 3,000mAh Li Ion battery and connectivity features such as Dual SIM, Wi-Fi, 3G, mini USB 2.0 and Bluetooth. The highly-anticipated smartphone, which will debut on 8 July, is likely to be priced ₹15,990.last_img read more

Jio GigaFiber Triple Play set to launch soon All you need know

first_imgReliance Jio kicked off the GigaFiber preview offer with lucrative broadband internet service in several cities across India in late 2018 and before it could officially launch, a report has emerged that the company has begun testing Triple Play plan for its employees.What is GigaFiber Triple Play Plan?This is said to be new all-in-one entertainment plan that offers consumers to jointly subscribe to GigaFiber internet along with Home TV (previously known as GigaTV), a multimedia streaming service, unlimited calling in addition to access to Jio suite of apps. Extra benefits include 100GB data (high speed) allowance (beyond the limit, the speed comes down) for 28 days validity, reported Telecom Talk. Reliance Jio GigaFiber registration goes live in India.Reliance Jio Website (Screen-shot)There is no word on the price structure of the GigaFiber Triple Play subscription, but going by the Reliance Jio’s disruptive cellular service debut in 2016, I believe the new broadband-cum-entertainment package will definitely come for dirt-cheap fees and the prospective customers will surely line up for the subscriptions.It can be noted that Reliance Industry Ltd chairman Mukesh Ambani’s son Akash at the 41st Annual General Meeting (AGM) in July 2018 had announced that GigaFiber will also be bundled with several other services to offer complete home solutions including entertainment and security via CCTV surveillance option. I believe the aforementioned triple play plan might the same.Junior Ambani had also said the package will come with Jio GigaRouter, which promises high-speed wall-to-wall wireless internet connection throughout the home. Users can also subscribe to GigaTV  (now Home TV) set-top box with more than 600 live TV channels, on-demand video (also available in 4K), music content, support voice-command in multiple regional languages and TV video calling (compatible to any smart devices including smart TVs powered by Jio GigaFiber and even phones under another network carrier).The company has also announced to offer Smart Home solutions, which include an audio dongle, video dongle, smart speaker, Wi-Fi extender, smart plug, TV camera, outdoor camera security, door sensors and motion detection. The best part about this is that the engineers will be able to assemble them within an hour. Close RIL’s 41st AGM: Biggest highlightscenter_img Commuters use their mobile phones as they wait at a bus stop with an advertisement of Reliance Industries’ Jio telecoms unit, in Mumbai, India.REUTERS/Shailesh AndradeFor those unaware, Reliance Jio GigaFiber preview offer comes with gives you ultra high-speed internet up to 100Mbps for 90 days along with a monthly data quota of 100 GB and complimentary access to a host of Jio’s premium apps. In case, you consume 100 GB of your data quota within a month you can continue to enjoy our high-speed internet services by performing a complementary data top-up of 40 GB via MyJio App or through Jio.com. As this is a preview offer, there are no installation charges levied but there is a refundable security deposit of Rs.4,500 taken for the ONT device (GigaHub Home Gateway). This amount needs to be paid through Debit card, Credit Card, Jio Money or Pay TM.last_img read more

Huawei P30 Pro price in India starts at Rs 71990 Samsung Apple

first_imgIBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:02/0:57Loaded: 0%0:02Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-0:55?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … Huawei P30 Pro First Impressions, a super camera smartphone with extensive photography skills Closecenter_img Shortly after announcing Huawei’s 2019 flagships at an event in Paris, the Chinese smartphone maker has launched the P30 Pro in India. But Indians were in for a treat as Huawei also unveiled P30 Lite in India, targeting budget-conscious shoppers of the country. Both phones are priced in such a way that they not only impress buyers but also strike serious competition against rivals.Huawei P30 Pro has impressed critics with its excellent camera capabilities, but there’s more to the phone than meets the eye. The amount of features in the P30 Pro demonstrates the sheer amount of dedication from Huawei to impress consumers and set higher standards for flagships in India. Above all, the pricing makes an even more powerful impact.Huawei confirmed that the P30 Pro will be available in India via Amazon.in for Rs 71,990. Amazon Prime early access sale commences on April 15. There are some attractive launch offers with the P30 Pro such as no cost EMI for 9 months, 6-month free screen protection plan, and exchange offer that makes it harder for consumers to turn down the deal. The newly-launched Huawei Watch GT worth Rs 15,990 can be bought with the P30 Pro just by paying Rs 2,000, which is quite a deal. Huawei P30 Pro is in itself a staggering selling package. There’s a stunning camera, elegant design, excellent performance and battery and a lot more features that consumers can think of. Even when the P30 Pro is pitted against rivals like the Samsung Galaxy S10-series and the iPhone XS-series, the Huawei flagship is likely to emerge a winner. Huawei P30 Pro launched in IndiaAmazon.inHere’s a look at why that’s more likely:Huawei P30 Pro features a beautiful glass body at the back and a premium curved 6.47-inch OLED Full HD+ display with a tiny notch up top. The overall design of the phone will easily make you overlook the notch, especially the Breathing Crystal colour, but some might find it bothersome while comparing against Samsung flagships. But Huawei makes up for that tiny bit of inconvenience with abundant features.Let’s address the elephant in the room. Huawei’s Leica-branded quad-camera setup is the best the industry has ever seen. A combination of 40MP f/1.8 wide-angle sensor, a 16MP f/2.2 ultra-wide-angle lens, an 8MP telephoto sensor with 3x optical zoom and a ToF lens delivers results like you’ve never seen before. You’ll have to see it to believe it.The P30 Pro is capable of 5x optical zoom, 10x hybrid zoom and 50x digital zoom. In addition, the smartphone can handle low-light photos like it is shot in the day and getting super close to the subject for incredible macro photography is not a problem with the P30 Pro. For camera lovers, look no further than Huawei P30 Pro. In some cases, the P30 Pro puts Samsung Galaxy S10+, iPhone XS Max and Google Pixel 3 XL to shame. Huawei P30 Pro cameraIBTimes India/Sami KhanOn the front notch, there’s a 32MP selfie camera with exceptional portrait capabilities and AI HDR+.Huawei P30 Pro is not just about the camera. There’s a powerful Kirin 980 chipset paired with 8GB RAM and a massive 4,200mAh battery. The 40W SuperCharge technology is a lifesaver on this phone as it can power up the phone within minutes. The P30 Pro also features an in-display fingerprint sensor, reverse wireless charging support, EMUI 9.1 interface, dual SIM dual VoLTE support and SuperCool thermal cooling technology.Surprise, surprise!Huawei P30 Lite was a surprise announcement in India – something we did not see happen in Paris. But it is a just move considering the type of audience Huawei is targeting with its budget-friendly P30 Lite.Huawei P30 Lite comes in two variants, 4GB+128GB and 6GB+128GB, priced at Rs 19,990 and Rs 22,990, respectively. While they only cost a fraction of P30 Pro, the features are suitably adjusted.Huawei P30 Lite gets a 3D curved design, triple rear camera combining 24MP+8MP+2MP sensors, a 32MP front snapper, face unlock support and Kirin 710 chipset. There’s a 6.15-inch Full HD+ LCD display, a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, a 3,340mAh battery with 18W fast charging support and EMUI 9.0 based on Android 9.0 Pie. The features justify the price tag well and consumers finally have a suitable alternative for handsets like Vivo V15 Pro and Oppo F11 Pro.last_img read more

Vodafone Idea merger New entity to change the pecking order of Indian

first_imgShares of Idea Cellular jumped as much as 29 percent after Vodafone Group confirmed that it’s in merger discussions with India’s third largest telecom operator. At the same time, shares of Vodafone Plc on the London Stock Exchange were trading 4 percent higher in early trade.Reliance Jio vs incumbent telcos: Idea Cellular’s high-speed wireless broadband to become fully operational in 2017Any merger, if it happens, would drastically change the pecking order in the Indian telecom industry. According to a report by global brokerage house CLSA, the combined Vodafone-Idea entity would have 43 percent revenue share in the market by FY2018-19 against 33 percent of Bharti Airtel and 13 percent of Reliance Jio. “Such a merger will help Vodafone India improve its position in the mass market, while Idea Cellular would gain from Vodafone’s strength in the metro circles. Finally, the merger would create a new leader in the mobile/data industry, challenging both Bharti Airtel and Reliance Jio and further intensify the competition,” CLSA said in the report.  Vodafone India said the company was exploring merger plans with the Aditya Birla Group, which operates Idea, for an all-share merger of Vodafone India and Idea. However, this excludes Vodafone’s 42 percent stake in Indus Towers. The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) has sought a clarification from Idea Cellular on January 30 with reference to the merger news appeared in a business daily. At the time of writing this report, any financial terms and conditions of the possible merger were not clear. According to the most recent filing to the BSE by Idea, promoters hold a 42.45 percent stake in the telco. At around 2 pm on Monday, shares of Idea were trading at 26 percent higher at Rs 98. Shares of other Aditya Birla Group companies listed on the exchange also spurted on the possible merger talks. Shares of Aditya Birla Nuvo traded at Rs 1,455, up 6.32 percent, while Grasim stock was up 6 percent at Rs 984.  BloombergOn the consolidation talks in the sector, all telecom stocks were buzzing in trade on Monday. India’s largest telecom operator Bharti Airtel’s stocks were up 8 percent at Rs 349, while Reliance Communication (RCom) traded 10 percent higher at Rs 34.10. Such a deal could boost the merged entity’s Ebitda by 25-30 percent, led by savings in network and SG&A (Selling, General and Administrative) costs and a lower net debt-to-Ebitda ratio at 3.3 times, according to a report by the Economic Times.last_img read more

SC to hear Khaledas review petition 9 July

first_imgKhaleda Zia. File PhotoThe Supreme Court will hear on 9 July a review petition filed by BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia against its order that asked the High Court to dispose of her appeal by 31 July challenging the lower court verdict sentencing her to five years’ imprisonment in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.Chamber Judge of the Appellate Division justice Hasan Foez Siddique fixed the date on Thursday and sent the petition to the full bench to hearing, reports UNB.AJ Mohammad Ali, Zainul Abedin and Kaiser Kamal stood for Khaleda while attorney general Mahbubey Alam represented the state and Khurshid Alam Khan argued for the Anti-Corruption Commission.Earlier on 16 May, a four-member bench of the Appellate Division, led by chief justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, upheld the High Court order that had granted bail to convicted BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia in Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.The SC also issued an order to dispose of Khaleda’s appeal petition challenging the lower court’s verdict in the case by 31 July.Later, Khaleda’s lawyer filed a petition on 25 June seeking review of the order.On 8 February, the Dhaka Special Court-5 convicted the former prime minister and BNP chairperson and sentenced her to five years’ imprisonment in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.She was then sent to old central jail at Nazimuddin Road in the city.The BNP chief secured four months’ bail from the High Court in the case on 12 March.last_img read more

Typhoon hits Vietnam ahead of APEC summit

first_imgA storm batters a street in Nha Trang, as Typhoon Damrey descends on southern Vietnam, in this still image taken from social media video, on 4 November 2017. REUTERSTyphoon Damrey made landfall in Vietnam on Saturday, one day ahead of the start of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders’ Week in Da Nang city.After Damrey landed, the two provinces of KhanhHoa and Phu Yen faced heavier rains, with waves six to eight metres in height, mass power outage, uprooting of trees and damage to property, reports Xinhua news agency.Ahead of the typhoon’s arrival, KhanhHoa, Phu Yen, BinhDinh, BinhThuan and NinhThuan provinces made plans to evacuate over 75,000 households with 386,000 people in case of an emergency.Dozens of flights in and out of the country has been cancelled.Military forces have mobilised over 44,000 servicemen and militia people and hundreds of vehicles and boats to help local residents.Da Nang authorities have put forth three scenarios in which the city will have to respond to a typhoon, floods and high waves, even tsunamis to help ensure safety and security of the APEC Leaders’ Week slated to take place from 6 to 11  November with the participation of some 10,000 delegates, 2,000 chief executive officers and 3,000 media persons.Damrey is the 12th typhoon in the South China Sea so far this year.last_img read more

Photos of the Week

first_img Share This! News • Photos of the Week Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,(RNS) — Each week Religion News Service presents a gallery of photos of religious expression around the world. This week’s gallery includes Moss Men in Spain, Sikh pilgrims in Pakistan, and more.Demonstrators hold placards condemning a recent mob lynching of Muslim youth Tabrez Ansari in Jharkhand state as they listen to a speaker during a protest in New Delhi, India, on June 26, 2019. Since Prime Minister Narendra Modi took the helm of the Indian government, Hindu mobs have lynched dozens of people, mainly Muslims and lower-caste Dalits. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)Indian Sikh pilgrims look from a railway compartment as they arrive in Lahore, Pakistan, to attend the 180th anniversary of the death of their spiritual leader Maharaja Ranjit Singh, on June 27, 2019. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)Members of the Wild Boars soccer team, who were rescued from a flooded cave a year ago this week, offer foods to Buddhist monks near the Tham Luang cave in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, Thailand on June 24, 2019. The 12 boys and their coach attended a Buddhist ceremony at cave to commemorate the anniversary of their ordeal that saw them trapped for more than two weeks. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)Moss men take part during a Corpus Christi procession in the village of Bejar, Spain, on June 23, 2019. Four men and two women covered from head to toe in moss paraded through the streets of Bejar, in western Spain, to commemorate a daring raid that local legend says helped liberate their town from Muslim occupation some eight centuries ago. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)Hindu brides perform rituals after their wedding ceremony, on the banks of the river Ganges in Mirzapur, India, on June 22, 2019. The River Ganges is considered sacred by Hindus, who believe bathing in its waters will rid them of their sins. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)The spire of a church rises over the village of Hadat, near Beirut, Lebanon, in this June 24, 2019, photo. The town has imposed a ban under which Muslims can only rent or buy property already occupied or owned by a Muslim. Imposed years ago, the ban has recently sparked a national outcry. The case reflects Lebanon’s rapidly changing demographic make-up against the backdrop of deep-rooted sectarian divisions that once erupted into a 15-year civil war. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)Archbishop Elpidophoros, center left, and Metropolitan Augoustinos of Germany, center right, walk toward the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity for Elpidophoros’ enthronement ceremony as the new archbishop for America as young girls throw flower petals on June 22, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Julius Motal)Monsignor Alberto Ricardo Lorenzelli lies prostrate as Pope Francis celebrates his Episcopal Ordination, in St. Peter’s Basilica, at the Vatican, on June 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)Members of the Qadiriyya Sufi order perform outside the tomb of Sheikh Hamed Al Nil, a 19th century Sufi leader. Adherents attend weekly gatherings to dance and chant religious hymns until the sunset, at Omdurman district, in Khartoum, Sudan, on June 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla) Photos of the Week August 30, 2019 Kit Doyle By: Kit Doyle By: Kit Doyle As Amazon burns, Vatican prepares for summit on region’s faith and sustainabilit … August 30, 2019 Tagshomepage featured photos photos of the week Top Story,You may also like Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Instagram apostasy stirs controversy over Christian ‘influencers’ August 30, 2019 Share This! Catholicism By: Kit Doyle News Share This! Share This! Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Kit Doyle,Load Comments,Hindu pilgrimage begins amid high security in Indian Kashmir Civil rights advocates, victims’ families urge support for new hate crime report … Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,About the authorView All Posts Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Share This!last_img read more