FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A Fort St. John resident is wanting to alert members of the public who are selling goods online about a new scam that could cause them to lose a decent amount of money.Justin Thomas said that he was contacted by someone claiming to be interested in the motorhome he was selling online.He explained that the potential buyer claimed to be from out of town and was purchasing the motorhome on their clients’ behalf, adding that the buyer’s financial secretary had mailed a cheque for RV. Thomas said that around a month later a cheque showed up, but it was issued in U.S. dollars for much more than his asking price for the RV.When he texted the buyer back saying that the cheque was for more than the asking price, he received a response saying that the financial secretary had issued the cheque for a number of items that the client was supposedly buying in Fort St. John, and accidentally issued the cheque for the cumulative total.“I knew then that, to me, it was a scam.”He said that he went in to speak to his bank manager, who told him that the cheque definitely looked legitimate but that she knew about the scam, which has also been reported in the Metro Vancouver area.The scammers will send the cheque to a seller for a much greater amount than their item’s asking price, and will ask the seller to then deposit the cheque and then transfer the remainder back to the buyer.Since the cheque has been issued in American dollars, Thomas said that his bank told him it would take at least 15 days for the cheque to clear. Instead of clearing, the cheque will bounce, leaving people scammed potentially out of a large sum of money. A similar scam was reported by the Dawson Creek RCMP six years ago, when a mail scam asked residents to cash a cheque and then wire $4,000 through Western Union to residents in the States and keep the remainder.Anyone who suspects a scam is asked to call the Fort St. John RCMP at (250) 787-8100, their local police, or the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at http://www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca/index-eng.htm.With files from CTV Vancouver: https://bc.ctvnews.ca/selling-online-beware-of-the-overpayment-cheque-scam-1.4038297
2016-173.4%6.4% Draymond Green’s block rate usually increases during the playoffs 2013-143.04.5 2015-163.03.8 Blocked dunks are not only difficult to accumulate, players also run the risk of becoming a potential poster. “There’s definitely a sense of urgency, but it’s also [me] not caring if I get dunked on,” Green said when asked by FiveThirtyEight about his spike in blocked dunks. “Because every time you do it, you put yourself in that position. I like the reward we can reap from getting a block. That outweighs getting dunked on. The way I see it, it’s still just two points. I try to read what the offense is trying to do and be a step early, if I can.”Green, who’s averaging just under five blocks and steals a game combined this postseason, knows his aggressive approach is inevitably going to cause some embarrassment. And that was on display in Game 4 when Utah’s Derrick Favors got the best of him on one play.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/draymonddunkedon.mp400:0000:0000:10Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.But more important than a few blocked dunks, the Warriors rely heavily on Green’s instincts to read the opposing team’s offense. Many times, his ball denial or ability to close out on someone like Gordon Hayward forces the opponent to look elsewhere to get a shot; a huge accomplishment in the postseason, when teams learn which role players can handle the moment versus which ones can’t.Earlier in the series, acting Warriors coach Mike Brown was asked to compare or contrast Green’s defensive ability with that of Ben and Rasheed Wallace, from the mid-2000s Detroit Pistons teams. In his response, Brown praised Green, saying he was more versatile than those two while saying that Green took a similar leadership role in terms of how much he communicated with teammates on the court.“They anchored whatever defense they were a part of, and they did a lot of things that were kind of on the fly, that they felt,” Brown said. “That’s something Draymond does. I mean, he has carte blanche. Steve [Kerr] has empowered him since day one to quarterback the defense, and he does a heck of a job in that regard.”And as long as Green keeps improvising the way he has, it will be tough for anyone to challenge the Warriors.Check out our latest NBA predictions. Block percentage is a rate estimate of how many 2-point shots a player blocks while he’s on the court.Source: Basketball-Reference.com 2012-131.83.5 SEASONREG. SEASONPLAYOFFS Much like the regular season that preceded it, this NBA postseason has been marked by some eye-popping individual performances. As he tries to reach the NBA Finals for the seventh-straight year, LeBron James has been phenomenal, even by his own ridiculous standards. Meanwhile, point guards Isaiah Thomas and John Wall have been throwing haymakers at one another for the right to face James and the Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Finals.But perhaps no star has raised the level of his game in the postseason as much as Golden State’s Draymond Green. Yes, he was great on offense in Game 4, recording a triple-double as his team finished a sweep of the Jazz1He averaged 16 points, nearly nine rebounds and seven assists for the series.. But it was his defense — both in this series and all postseason — that made his performance as special, if not more so, as Stephen Curry’s or Kevin Durant’s.Utah scored a meager 95 points per 100 plays with Green on the floor (down from 105 points per 100 with Green on the sidelines), connecting on just 52 percent of its shots inside of five feet with Green on the court (down from a respectable 61 percent with him on the bench), according to NBA.com. But Green’s raw defensive numbers in the series weren’t the real surprise — the Defensive Player of the Year frontrunner was statistically the best interior stopper in the NBA this season2Among players who played at least 50 games and defended three or more shots per game from close range — rather it was the emphatic way in which he repeatedly shut down the Jazz at the rim.On Monday night, Utah tried and failed to score on Green at the basket, shooting just 3 of 10 from close range with him nearby. You would have thought the Jazz had learned their lesson earlier in the series: In Game 2, they tried sneaking three alley-oops past Green, including two to Rudy Gobert, a skilled big and Defensive Player of the Year candidate in his own right. In all three instances, Green snuffed out the play.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/alleyoop1.mp400:0000:0000:07Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/draymondswat.mp400:0000:0000:08Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/greenswat2.mp400:0000:0000:06Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Those plays came on the heels of a series against Portland in which Green had a couple of similar rejections at the rim.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/greenrejection.mp400:0000:0000:10Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/greenrejection2.mp400:0000:0000:07Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.In all, he’s blocked four dunk attempts in 283 minutes this postseason, the most in the league. It’s important to remember here that blocking the dunks of 7-foot-1-inch NBA players is about as hard as it sounds. During the regular season, players were successful on better than 90 percent of their dunk attempts, according to Basketball-Reference.com. To give Green’s postseason performance even greater context, consider this: In his entire career — five seasons and 10,627 regular-season minutes — he had four such blocks, according to ESPN Stats & Information Group. 2014-152.92.5
Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. The source said MI5 was managing around 500 active investigations, involving some 3,000 subjects of interest at any one time.The source said: “Abedi was one of a larger pool of former subjects of interest whose risk remained subject to review by MI5 and its partners.The source said where former subjects of interest seemed to show a risk of heading back into terrorism “MI5 can consider re-opening the investigation, but this process inevitably relies on difficult professional judgements based on partial information.”A terror attack in the UK is expected imminently after the threat level was raised to critical in the wake of Tuesday’s attack. The question of whether counter terrorism forces have enough funding or resources for the fight against terrorism is now likely to become a General Election issue.One former senior security figure said: “Knowing of someone’s radical sympathies and knowing they present a real and present danger are very different things.”So the essence of the security dilemma is triage, how to assess who and when to investigate very deeply given the resources needed for 24/7 surveillance. The threat from battle-hardened jihadists returning from Iraq and Syria and the peril of online radicalisation are contributing to highest threat seen in decades by MI5. “For every suspect that appears to be high priority another has to be pushed down the list.”So who not to investigate urgently is as important a decision as who might be worth investigating.”Shashank Joshi, senior research fellow at security think tank the Royal United Services Institute, said: “It’s easy, with the benefit of hindsight, to argue that these warnings were opportunities to stop the bomber.”However, it’s also possible that these warnings were followed up, surveillance was conducted, and nothing was discovered.”Authorities cannot keep monitoring a suspect indefinitely, given limited resources.”There may however be questions over his travel to Libya, Germany, and perhaps Syria, and his ease of return to the UK afterwards.”It may point to weaknesses in the system of monitoring onward travel, especially as the number of UK nationals visiting Libya is likely to be fairly small.” Britain is dealing with an unprecedented terrorist threat which has seen MI5 and police disrupt five terror plots in the past two months alone, a senior Whitehall source has said.The threat from Islamist terrorists intent on committing attacks in the UK is so high that the security services are currently running 500 active investigations looking at some 3,000 potential suspects.Counter terrorism officials on Thursday sought to disclose the scale of the menace as MI5 and police faced accusations they had missed chances to stop the Manchester bomber when he was repeatedly flagged to authorities as a danger. Armed police are patrolling trains for the first time after the terror threat level was raisedCredit:PA A total of 18 plots have been wound up since 2013, including five in the two months since Khalid Masood killed four people during a car and knife rampage in Westminster. Family, friends and the local community are understood to have informed the authorities of the danger posed by Salman Abedi on at least five separate occasions before he blew himself up at a Manchester Arena pop concert killing 22 people.As the country remained on its highest terror alert for a decade, it was announced armed transport police would patrol trains for the first time.With the public urged to be vigilant, police were called to a string of incidents that turned out to be false alarms. Bomb squad officers were called to a school in Manchester, while Westminster Bridge and a shopping centre in Newport were both closed over fears of a suspicious car and Swansea Magistrates court was evacuated over a suspect package.
The year to end-June 2012 was one of significant investment in growth for Newcrest, with total capital expenditure in the year of A$2,556 million. Significant progress was made on advancing the company’s two major growth projects: as at June 30, 2012 the $1.3 billion Lihir Million Ounce Plant Upgrade (MOPU) was approximately 91% complete and the A$1.9 billion Cadia East project was approximately 80% complete.The company stated that the successful delivery of these two projects “underpins Newcrest’s future production growth profile” and that “both projects remain on schedule for completion (Lihir MOPU) and first commercial production (Cadia East) in the December 2012 quarter.” In addition, the Wafi-Golpu pre-feasibility study in PNG is nearing completion and, subject to joint venture partner approval, an updated ore reserve estimate is likely to be provided on 29 August 2012.Interestingly, the company detailed that corporate administration costs of A$140 million were A$47 million higher than the prior year and stated that a key driver of this increase was “higher expenditure on innovation and technology targeting the future generation of significant step change improvements in production.” The company also highlighted centralisation of operational control areas into designated hubs, an elevated spend on safety and health initiatives including major hazard management and higher IT system support costs following the investment in standard systems across the business, and increased investment in training and the group graduate programme.
Velux EHF Champions League Final4 ← Previous Story Mamdouh Ashem Shebib believes in Montpellier at Final4: This team has winning mentality Next Story → Thierry Anti knows who is the first favorite to win Final4: PSG, they are built to win this The ninth VELUX EHF Champions League Final4 officialy began with official presentation of the teams in front of 3.000 fans. Stage in front of Lanxess Arena was, once again, the meeting point of all the teams with thier fans, who enjoyed sunny afternoon in the city on Rhein river.All four teams covered by lovely voice of Anett Sattler shared some moments with the fans, threw some balls and made a selfie…“Let’s hear some noise”.Let’s enjoy some handball…
THE GOVERNMENT IS to target pensioners, sick people and pregnant women as part of its range of social welfare and health cuts unveiled in today’s Budget.Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin said there will be no reduction in basic social welfare rates for people of working age or pensioners.However other measures will see the telephone allowance for older people discontinued from 1 January, which Minister Howlin said will save €44 million.Jobseeker’s Allowance is to be decreased to €100 for people aged 24 and under who are new claimants from the start of next year. Another reduced rate of €144 will apply to jobseekers who reach 25 fro January next year.Maternity benefit is to be standardised at €230 per week from January for new claimants, while the number of days before illness benefit is paid by government to employers for sick employees is to increase from 3 days to 6 days.Separately, under the aegis of the Department of Health, a review is to be carried out of all medical cards to look for any people who may be ineligible for their cards, or any cards which are now redundant. Minister Howlin said he expects the Government to claw back €113 million from the review.The announcement of the medical card review was greeted with jeers from members of the opposition parties.Prescription charges – which were originally introduced several years ago and were set at 50c per item before rising to €1.50 – are to increase to €2.50 per item, with a monthly cap of €25 per family.In response, Minister Howlin emphasised that social welfare benefits, including child benefit rates and the fuel allowance, will not be cut.A helpline for older people has said that abolishing the telephone allowance will heighten the isolation of older people and reduce their quality of life.“The ability to phone family and friends is an important link,” said Anne Dempsey of Senior Help Line. “This cut will drive people into further isolation, will contribute to greater stress on our health services and will ultimately cost more money than it will save.”The total cuts in the Department of Social Protection will total €290 million this year.Liveblog: Budget 2014 as it happens >
THE LAST TIME I wrote for TheJournal.ie, I addressed my concerns that the crisis in banking was continuing to cause us all stress and concern.My new appointment, as a principal of GDP Partnership, a debt solution agency with new offices in Dublin, puts me in the position of addressing those concerns. In many ways it was a natural progression from observing and writing about the problems to actually trying to do something about them.Financial difficulties are most often the hardest to deal with, they embarrass, overwhelm and push people into corners quite unlike any other form of problem that we face in our lifetime. I’ve witnessed this on many occasions – as well as experiencing my own difficulties many many years ago. They will never go away. They have to be dealt with.The normal course of events sees people struggling to cope and, more often than not, failing quite miserably. It’s a problem that has existed equally as long as the world of Finance: wherever there is lending, there is difficulty in repaying and ultimately an amount of default. So what we are currently experiencing is nothing new, what is new is the widespread nature of the debt problem and, like you and I, the banks themselves have never experienced such an enormity of a problem.There are solutionsHowever, there are solutions. The problem is that not everyone understands the problems and rather more worryingly, some of the misinformation and the sensational way that the small amount of information is reported causes further distress, rather than reducing the enormous pressure that everyone is already under. That is where a mediation service like the one I am working with can help, by engaging and communicating with the lender on your behalf and presenting solutions that will allow both parties to move forward.It never ceases to amaze me listening to a number of economists and financial journalists who fail to understand the depth and scale of this issue. I am in no doubt that the island of Ireland, north and south, will not move forward economically until we deal with the debt problems facing the country. We have way too much debt in our society right now, from sovereign debt, to SME debt, to personal debt.The favoured sovereign solution seems to be to kick the debt down the road over a longer period of time. Some might agree this is the best solution however it wouldn’t be my preference. From an SME point of view, I would suggest if you offered any CEO in the country an extended 20 years or so on their debt they would bite your arm off – I doubt there is any bank in Ireland in this space so that’s not an option.There is a lot of bad advice out thereFrom a personal debt perspective, there is new legislation out this year in the Republic, and it is hoped that the new rules will be the answer to the debt problems out there. I suspect it won’t be that straightforward in practice as there is a lot of bad advice out there. Many people are fast-forwarding in the direction of the insolvency and bankruptcy option, I still maintain that this should and can be avoided in most circumstances.The Central Bank came out this week in Ireland to say that SMEs had some €50bn of debt and more than half of this was impaired. The huge concern from the Central Bank’s perspective is that the majority of this debt is property-related. This is a major cause for concern for everyone. The lack of progress Irish banks are making in terms of dealing with these problems is now under scrutiny from the IMF and the Central Bank. Our view at GDP is that both borrower and bank need to fully engage and mediate a solution to each of the loan books under pressure. I feel that we can no longer sit back and expect the whole thing to blow over – it’s just not an option. There will be pain on both sides, and facts remain that until we sort these issues the economy is in a spiral.Banks have their own policies in dealing with these matters and interestingly these vary greatly depending on the institution. Our practice has been making huge in roads on behalf of borrowers with our very unique approach to dealing with the debt problem in recent times and we would hope that as time moves on, the banks become more co-operative and transparent so that we can all arrive at the solutions much quicker.The short to medium term for Ireland looks extremely challenging. However, I would prefer to approach this as an opportunity to solve the many issues that are currently out there.For more information or to receive a monthly e-zine, please contact email@example.comNick Leeson: The banks don’t care so we need to look after each other>Read all of Nick Leeson’s columns here>
The owner of this vintage electric powered car is laughing all the way to the bank. As Chevy Volt owners dish out almost $32,000, he is driving this 115 year old vehicle with the exact same mileage around town.Built in 1896, the Roberts electric vehicle gets 40 miles to a charge, just like the Volt. The owner of the vehicle says that it runs like a top, even competing in some classic car derbies and doing well.Now before you go scouring the want ads to find one of these bad boys, the one pictured above is unfortunately the only one in the world. It was built before mass production, so it is a handmade vehicle, a true one of a kind. The steering mechanism is a tiller rather than a wheel, which makes driving this antique rather interesting to say the least.It may have caught many by surprise that there was actually an electric vehicle made so long ago. But it seems that there was quite the battle back then between gas, electric and steam powered engines. Gas won out of course, but it is cool to think that the innovation was there in 1896.With government subsidies what they are in the States these days, it will be interesting to see if electric powered vehicles can become the norm on the roads. Perhaps it is worth taking a look at the market surrounding what spurred the creation of the Roberts vehicle to see if it can spur similar innovation today.via The Daily Caller
Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 39,647 Views FRENCH PRESIDENT EMMANUEL Macron apologised to his Albanian counterpart after the Football Federation of France played the wrong national anthem when the sides met in Paris yesterday.Kick-off was delayed by 10 minutes whilst the blunder was corrected ahead of the Euro 2020 qualifier at the Stade de France, with stadium staff compounding their error by apologising “to Armenia” over the PA system.The stunned visitors lined up to a rendition of the national anthem of Andorra – which was played in full – instead of their own tune Himni i Flamurit – the Pledge on the Flag. And the French premier was quick to offer his apologies to Albanian president Edi Rama for the mix-up.Rama said in a statement: “President Macron has offered me his sincere apology for the scandalous blunder of the French Football Federation with our national anthem. The French president considered this blunder an ‘unacceptable mistake’ and appreciated the reaction of our players.”France ran out easy 4-1 winners against the team from the Balkans, thanks to two goals from Kingsley Coman and one each from Olivier Giroud and debutant youngster Jonathan Ikone.It puts the world champions comfortably clear at the top of the group and looking likely qualifiers for next summer’s Europe-wide finals.They’re tied on 12 points with Turkey and Iceland, with matches still to come against both, and with just the top two teams in the group making it to the finals.Albania’s defeat leaves them lying in fourth, six points off a qualification spot and looking doubtful for making a reappearance at the Euro finals following their tournament debut in France four years ago. 33 Comments Albania’s players pictured during the playing of the national anthems. Follow us: the42.ie Sunday 8 Sep 2019, 9:20 PM By The42 Team https://the42.ie/4800932 Share Tweet Email The anthem blunder is reminiscent of a similar mishap that occurred during last year’s Nations League, when stadium staff at Armenia’s Hrazdan Stadium played the national anthem of Liechtenstein ahead of a game against Gibraltar. But neither episode was as ludicrous as when staff played the opening bars of a song by rock band Linkin Park instead of the national anthem of Malta when the team played Slovakia in 2014.The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! French president Macron apologises to Albania over anthem blunder Kick-off was delayed after the national anthem of Andorra was played before the game against France. Albania’s players pictured during the playing of the national anthems. Short URL Sep 8th 2019, 7:49 PM
Croatia boss Zlatko Dalic is certain that they can defeat Argentina today in what will be their “easiest” game at the World CupThe Group D leaders are hoping to secure back-to-back wins in the World Cup for the first time since their impressive debut campaign in 1998, where they secured a third-place finish.With the likes of Ivan Rakitic and Luca Modric forming part of a star-studded midfield, Croatia head into today’s game at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium hoping to book their place in the knockout stages by beating Argentina.And Dalic is confident that his players can do it after defeating Nigeria 2-0 in the World Cup opener.“I infinitely and endlessly believe in my team,” said Dalic, as stated on Complete Sports Nigeria.Top 5 best players from the international break weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 After a fresh international break just came to an end, we need to talk about the Top 5 best players during this whole weekend.We…“We will have to play well if we want to win, as always some luck will be needed as well.“We have to show our quality and this is a real test for this generation.“The match against Argentina is the easiest game for us at the World Cup, because we have three points and we play against big opponents.“We have nothing to lose in that game. I’ll tell my players before the start of the game just to enjoy the spectacle.”The match will begin at 20:00 (GMT +2).
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, Turks and Caicos, July 11th 2017: The long awaited Queen’s Baton is here in the Turks and Caicos, arriving shortly after 11am on Tuesday at the Providenciales International Airport.The Baton will make its way across the islands as it soaks up the rich culture and sportsmanship spirit that embodies the TCI.Daniel Brisco, FormerTCI Weight lifting ChampionPresent for the arrival on Tuesday, were two athletes who represented the TCI flag at the Calgary Commonwealth Games back in 1979, Daniel Brisco who competed in the Weight lifting challenge then, and Albert Grant, a professional shooter.Both men, though never won a medal at the Calgary games, say holding the Queen’s baton in their hands so many years after has brought joy to their hearts.Albert Grant, Former TCI professional shooter, represented country at Calgary ’79Brisco speaking to Magnetic Media described the feeling as elation, as he said he “never thought this day would come”. In expressing what the years has done to him, he says this moment holding the baton cancels the feelings of being a forgotten athlete, and a long wait that has been paid off.Albert Grant echoed similar sentiments, welcoming Her Majesty the Queen’s Baton to his home nation, the Turks and Caicos Islands, something he says he will treasure along with his moments lived out 38 years ago in Calgary, Canada. The two men were part of the first leg of relay shortly after its arrival in the TCI. #MagneticMediaNews#QueensBatonArrives in the TCI Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
A Vancouver police officer was sentenced Thursday in Camas-Washougal Municipal Court to 10 days of community service and a fine of $746 for obstructing Washougal police officers who were investigating him in November for suspected drunken driving.Jeremy Free, 40, of Washougal also will be required to serve two years of bench probation.He pleaded guilty Thursday in front of Judge John Hagensen to two counts of gross misdemeanor obstructing law enforcement. As part of a plea deal with Free, Washougal City Attorney Scott Russon dismissed a charge of first-degree negligent driving and a traffic citation for failure to stop at a stop sign.Free entered an Alford plea, a legal maneuver in which he did not admit guilt but acknowledged there was enough evidence for a jury to convict him.“He thought he had a right to do exactly what he did,” said Jon McMullen, Free’s attorney. “The Washougal Police Department felt they were doing the right thing.”Free’s conviction will trigger an internal administrative review by the Vancouver Police Department to determine the future of his employment, said department spokeswoman Kim Kapp.
Nizamabad: District Collector M Rammohan Rao paid a surprise visit to Primary Health Centre in Kisan Nagar village, Balkonda mandal on Friday. He expressed anger over the doctors, staff nurses and other staff, who didn’t come to the hospital until 11 am. He chided the medical officer over the dereliction of duty and questioned the DM&HO about the late coming of the doctors when more patients suffering with seasonal diseases are waiting for them. Collector Rammohan Rao ordered to issue memos to the doctors and staff, who are negligent towards their duty. He issued directives to DM&HO to take strict action against those, who neglected their duties.
Is Redmi Note 7 the new-age Nokia 3310? Close IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:14/0:25Loaded: 0%0:14Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-0:11?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 … Xiaomi has a strong product portfolio and an equally strong software that powers all devices. The biggest joy next to upgrading to a new smartphone is getting a new software update that will refresh the user experience on the same phone. Xiaomi has a loyal MIUI community, which includes users of various Mi and Redmi phones and there’s some exciting news for all.Xiaomi launched Mi 9 with some exclusive features such as dark mode, new fingerprint animation, game turbo and more. If you’ve been eyeing those features and hoping that it would be rolled out to older phones, you are in luck.Xiaomi Internet’s general manager, Li Weixing, shared interesting information about the upcoming features for older Mi and Redmi smartphones. As per the post, several Mi 9 features will be rolled out to a wide range of Mi-series devices as well as Redmi-series phones.Li did not reveal the exact rollout date for the new features, but did give a tentative timeline, which is not too far off. The update process for these exciting Mi 9 features on older Xiaomi smartphones will commence as early as this month and conclude by April.According to the Weibo post, Xiaomi has limitations on some of its features, which will be available to different devices and not all of them. For instance, the Dynamic Wallpaper feature will be rolled out to Mi 8, Mi 8 Pro, Mi 8 Explorer Edition, Mi MIX 3 and Mi MIX 2S in late March. Similarly, the new fingerprint animation and shortcuts will only arrive on Mi 8 Pro and MI 8 Explorer. Xiaomi Mi 9Weibo/Lei JunBelow are the list of features and the eligible Mi and Redmi phones that will receive them alongside a tentative timeline (translated version via GizmoChina).Game Turbo ModeXiaomi will roll out the lauded Game Turbo Mode to older phones in two batches. The first batch of smartphones, which include Mi 8, Mi 8 Pro, Mi 8 Explorer Edition, Mi 8 SE, Mi MIX 3, Mi MIX 2S, Redmi Note 7, Redmi Note 7 Pro, Redmi Note 5, Redmi S2, will get the feature starting end of March and conclude by early April.The second batch of smartphones eligible for the gaming feature are Mi 8 Lite, Mi 6, Mi 6X, Mi 5S, Mi 5S Plus, Mi 5X, Mi MIX 2, Mi MIX, Mi MAX 3, Mi Note 3, Mi Note 2, Mi Play, Redmi Note 6 Pro, Redmi Note 5, Redmi 6 Pro, Redmi 5, Redmi 5A, Redmi 5 Plus. These phones will get the feature in mid-April. Game Turbo Mode in Mi 9Twitter/XiaomiDark ModeAs compared to Game Turbo Mode, the number of smartphones getting Dark Mode is quite less. The rollout of this feature will happen end of this month. Eligible smartphones for the feature are Mi 8, Mi 8 Pro, Mi 8 Explorer Edition, Mi 8 SE, Mi 8 Lite, Mi 6X, Mi MIX 3, Mi MIX 2S, Mi Note 3, Mi MAX 3, Redmi Note 7, Redmi Note 7 Pro, Redmi Note 6 Pro, Redmi 6 Pro, Redmi Note 5, Redmi S2.New Charging AnimationXiaomi is rolling out new charging animation for all Mi and Redmi phones in April.New Always on Display design and featuresThese features will be limited to Mi 8, Mi 8 Pro, Mi 8 Explorer Edition, Mi 8 SE, and Mi MIX 3. The update will take place end of this month.It’s worth pointing out that Xiaomi will traditionally test these features with beta users before rolling them out to all users in subsequent MIUI updates.
Ritu Gupta’s solo exhibition Empowering Love opens at the Open Palm Court of the India Habitat Center on the 1 July 2013. Beginning as a self-taught artist, Ritu’s development as an artist has been possible purely because of her passion to paint, decorate, explore and express. Her paintings demonstrate the influence of the traditional art and culture in a style that is very much her own. One has to note that the stream of Indian culture paintings and its message can largely traceable in her paintings. Though the works are her way to explore and understand Indian tradition, they begin to reflect the artists understanding of childhood, masculinity, femininity, union and desire. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The current series of works is called Empowering Love, the journey is no longer sharp and steep. One can see the artist settling down into an understanding of human form heavily inspired by the supple slenderness seen in the medieval Indian styles ranging from Chola bronzes, to Kangra paintings. However a key feature to note is that the artist does not seem to be making a school or style centric adaptation. Instead one is reminded of the early 20th century Bengal revivalists and their understanding of an authentic (traditional) Indian form in terms of being soft, supple and feminine (as against the hard(er) masculine European understanding of human body. This series is devoted to the romantic (divine) love of Radha and Krishna, which in no way is explicitly referred to in iconographic terms. The reference is implicit and subtle. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe artist does away with traditional iconography and instead chooses to focus on the mood of lovers. This series is has very close references to the late Guler and Kangra school not so much in treatment of foliage, moonlight and the romantic mood. Yet again, she makes traditional narrative her own and by now begins to show a certain mastery over the understanding of the human body in compositional and design terms. Her urge to play and appropriate takes over again and she focuses of backgrounds, detailing and decorative motifs. WHEN: 1 to 7 July, 11 am- 8 pm WHERE: Open Palm Court, India Habitat Center
Our Correspondent Delhi’s mango lovers can look forward to another fascinating display of mangoes, as Delhi Tourism is hosting the 27th Mango Festival at Dilli Haat, Janakpuri which begins on July 3.The festival will be inaugurated by Arvind Kejriwal, Chief Minister, Govt. of Delhi in the presence of Manish Sisodia, Deputy Chief Minister, Govt. of Delhi and Kapil Mishra, Minister for Law, Tourism, Art, Culture & Languages and Water, Govt. of Delhi. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’From the orchards of Saharanpur, where the first festival was organized, the annual event was shifted to Talkatora Indoor Stadium in 1991, and then to Dilli Haat, Pitampura in 2010, and subsequently to Dilli Haat, Janakpuri.With the passage of time, the festival has become a major cultural event of Delhi, attracting thousands of visitors every year. Mango growers across the country including Bihar, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh will gather here to display the traditional and hybrid varieties of mangoes. These traditional growers of mangoes have attained expertise over generations excelling in research and propagation of this fruit. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixIt has been observed that Indian summer is incomplete without mangoes and Delhi’s summer is equally incomplete without the Mango Festival. Over 500 varieties will be on display at the festival. The various types of mangoes on display will include Langra, Chausa,
Andrew Macfarlane, Magellan Travel Group CEO and Anne Rogers of inaugural member agency, Wingsaway Travel & Cruise, at the recent National Travel Industry Awards.Magellan Travel Group has announced a record profit of AU$8.8 million for the 2014/15 period, representing a 48 per cent increase on the previous year.The group also reports 22 agents joined Magellan during the year ending 30 June 2015.The news follows Magellan’s recent success at the National Travel Industry Awards where the group took out the award for Best Non-Branded Agency Group.Magellan chief executive officer Andrew Macfarlane expressed his gratitude towards the group’s members.“This eclipses our earlier forecast of an $8 million profit and demonstrates that not only does our Group continue to grow but so too do our members,” Mr Macfarlane said.“We have always said it is the results and achievements of our Members that drive our success and this demonstrates that Magellan Agents are bucking the industry trend and achieving growth despite the adverse market conditions being reported by others.“Our thanks go to our Member Agents and our Preferred Suppliers for their continuing support and we look forward to seeing all at our National Conference in Melbourne in a few weeks’ time to celebrate our success and share our future plans.“Between now and then we will be distributing the nearly $9 million profit amongst our Member Agents.“They’ve earned it!”Headquartered in Melbourne, Magellan Travel Group is Australia’s premier Travel Group for high-performance, independent-branded agencies. Magellan Travel GroupSource = ETB Travel News: Brittney Levinson
SkyTeam Exclusive Lounge Opens at Hong Kong International AirportBeing the pioneer and industry leader in providing Premium Airport Services, Plaza Premium Group once again partnered with SkyTeam to manage and operate the latter’s new lounge in Hong Kong. The new SkyTeam Exclusive Lounge was open at the Departures of Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) on 27thOctober 2015, providing passengers of the 20 SkyTeam member airlines with a high quality airport lounge service.The 1,000 square-metre lounge, located near Hong Kong International Airport’s Gate 15, offers up to 230 seats. The design is both seek and modern, and is enhanced by a green botanical wall to provide a relaxing ambience. The SkyTeam Exclusive Lounge caters for a variety of passenger needs’ from refreshment to relaxation and entertainment with impressive facilities including a VIP room, yoga room, five shower rooms, noodle bar, wine bar and self-serving bar, TV zone and workstations.“We are delighted to work with SkyTeam again to operate the new lounge at Hong Kong International Airport, providing high quality service and a seamless airport experience to passengers of SkyTeam’s member airlines in Hong Kong,” commented Mr. Song Hoi-see, Founder & CEO of Plaza Premium Group. “Headquartered in Hong Kong, our Group’s network spans across 35 international airports in over 130 locations worldwide. The new SkyTeam Exclusive Lounge is part of our Group’s continuous effort to provide Premium Airport Services to travellers in Hong Kong and around the world.”This is the second collaboration of the Group to manage and operate a lounge for SkyTeam, following the opening of the SkyTeam Exclusive Lounge at Sydney International Airport in January 2015.“SkyTeam aims to be the most customer centric alliance focusing on enhancing the passengers experience with airport initiatives such as lounges. Plaza Premium Group is a proven leader in airport hospitality services and has been recognized in many renowned travel related awards, SkyTeam is happy to partner with Plaza Premium Group in managing our second lounge after Sydney.” commented Mr. Perry Cantarutti, the incoming CEO of SkyTeam.“A professional and customer focused lounge management company, such as Plaza Premium Group will further enhance the airport experience for our customers by offering a high level of service in addition to the existing lounge amenities. Hong Kong is a key business travel hub and we look forward to welcoming more passengers to our SkyTeamExclusive Lounge together with Plaza Premium Group.” he added.Source = Plaza Premium Group
Hero Images / Getty Images Shortly after departure, travelers will receive a free “welcome” drink along with a hot towel. These added perks will surely make your traveling experience all the more enjoyable. What are your thoughts on the elevated in-flight services from Delta? We’d love to hear from you! Caiaimage/Agnieszka Olek / Getty Images Plus, meal services will be more exciting, with more upgraded options to choose from. You can also look forward to specialty chocolates at the end of the meal. Posted in Travel News digidreamgrafix / Getty Images If you thought free cocktails, bistro-style dining, and other similar perks were reserved only for first-class travelers, think again! Delta recently announced a plan to upgrade offerings for its main cabin passengers traveling internationally. Starting in November, the airline will begin its renovated in-flight services which will be extended to all passengers in the main cabin. July 08, 2019 by Beth This Airline Will Soon Be Offering Luxurious Perks On Its International Flights If you feel like traveling has become less and less comfortable over the last decade, you’re not alone. Fortunately, there’s an airline that will make comfort a priority, especially during international flights. Delta Airlines will now offer some seriously luxurious offerings on their longest flights to ensure passengers are more comfortable.
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