STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – THURSDAY DECEMBER 17, 2015

first_imgMcLAUGHLIN TRIO HERE FOR OPENING DAY STAKES            World-class trainer Kiaran McLaughlin has three for the money at Santa Anita on opening day, Dec. 26: multiple graded stakes winner Cavorting for the Grade I La Brea Stakes, and undefeated Marking and Watershed for the Grade I Malibu Stakes.All are progeny of Bernardini, three-year-old champion colt of 2006 who stands at Darley Stud in Lexington, Ky. for $100,000. Each is scheduled to breeze Friday morning under the direction of Kiaran’s brother, Neal, who also will saddle the trio on opening day. The horses arrived at Santa Anita last Sunday.The Malibu and the La Brea each offers $300,000 in purse money and will be decided at seven furlongs, the La Brea restricted to three-year-old fillies and the Malibu to three-year-olds.Cavorting, owned by Stonestreet Stables LLC, won the Grade I Test Stakes at Saratoga on Aug. 8 and the Grade II Prioress at Saratoga Sept. 6, but was an eventful fourth as the favorite in the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint at Keeneland on Oct. 31.“The race shape wasn’t great for her in the Breeders’ Cup,” said Kiaran McLaughlin. “She drew the 14 post position and we thought that would be fine going seven eighths, but she ended up getting shuffled back to last and made a big run while wide to finish a good fourth.“Marking won his only two races easily and is very talented. He was entered in the (Grade I) Cigar Mile (won by Tonalist on Nov. 28) but drew the one post against older horses, so we decided to scratch and go in the Malibu.”Marking broke his maiden by 2 ¾ lengths at Belmont on Sept. 23, then won by 5 ½ at Aqueduct on Nov. 4.“Watershed was fourth in the Kings Bishop,” said McLaughin, 55, who guided the Argentine-bred Invasor to Horse of the Year honors in 2006. “The Malibu is an important race and the timing is good for both horses.”Both colts are owned by Godolphin Racing. Joel Rosario will ride Watershed.“All three horses have adapted well since arriving here,” said McLaughlin’s exercise rider of eight years, Pat Correa, a native of Ecuador, who came in from Palm Meadows in Florida. “They’re feeling good and ate up well. They walked Monday after arriving, galloped Tuesday and will work tomorrow, probably a half-mile for Cavorting and five-eighths for the colts.”First post time opening day is 12 noon. Admission gates open at 10 a.m. MATHIS BROTHERS GIVE BOOST TO RACING AT SANTA ANITA            The recently inaugurated Mathis Brothers Mile for three-year-olds on opening day is not only proving popular with horsemen, but the Grade II race with $200,000 in purse money is providing Santa Anita with welcome and wider exposure that could bode well for the future.            The newly inaugurated Mathis Brothers Mile for three-year-olds on Opening Day is not only proving popular with horsemen, but the Grade II race with $200,000 in pursed money is providing Santa Anita with welcome exposure that could bode well for the future.“We are thrilled to continue to grow our Opening Day partnership with Mathis Brothers,” said Nate Newby, Santa Anita’s Vice President of Marketing. “They are sponsoring the race but we’ve also developed a marketing partnership with promotions, contests, and giveaways that drive traffic to Santa Anita as well as the Mathis Brothers’ flagship store just a few miles away in Ontario.“Plus, we love working with people like Bill Mathis who is a horse owner and enthusiastic racing fan. It makes these types of partnerships more fun and generally more beneficial for both companies.”Among others, the Mathis Brothers Mile is expected to attract Ocho Ocho Ocho, who also was being considered for the Malibu.“It wasn’t that it was necessarily an easier spot than the Malibu,” trainer Jim Cassidy said. “It was more about his fitness, and with where he’s at right now in that regard, the turf race will be better for him than the dirt. And besides, a mile turf is right up his alley.”Ocho Ocho Ocho, a three-year-old son of 2007 Kentucky Derby winner Street Sense, was fourth, beaten a length, in his grass debut, which occurred in his last start, the Penn Mile at Penn National on May 30. KIARAN McLAUGHLIN HAS THREE FOR THE GRADE I MONEYPOPULARITY OF THE MATHIS BROTHERS MILE IS TWO-FOLDCAN EXAGGERATOR TRUMP TEXAS RED IN SAN VICENTE?POPULAR SANTA ANITA WALL CALENDAR FREE OPENING DAY DESORMEAUX EYES SAN VICENTE FOR EXAGGERATORTrainer Keith Desormeaux has an itinerary set for several of his stakes horses, including Exaggerator, winner of the $1 million Delta Jackpot.“We’re planning to run Exaggerator in the San Vicente on Feb. 15,” Desormeaux said, speaking of the Grade II, $200,000 race for three-year-olds at seven furlongs, which Desormeaux ran second in last year with Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Texas Red.“Texas Red is here, but he’s going to need two or three months before he’s ready. Swipe is going to be off for a couple months,” Desormeaux said.“Right There, who won the Landaluce, could go in an allowance race on Jan. 8. Decked Out, who was third in the Grade III Schuylerville at Saratoga last July, might run in the Santa Ynez on Jan. 2.” FINISH LINES: Santa Anita will once again give away its popular full color Wall Calendar free on opening day to all fans at the track with paid admission while supplies last. The theme of the 2016 calendar is “What’s in a name,” describing how some Thoroughbreds come by their peculiar monikers . . . The first 20,000 paid attendees will receive a $100 Mathis Brothers Furniture gift certificate, and the first 5,000 kids 17 and under accompanied by a paid adult will get a plush, mini-Thoroughbred toy, courtesy of the Mathis Brothers . . . Santa Anita will offer an opening day Trackside Package that includes special trackside seating, a free first drink, and an officially licensed American Pharoah T-shirt commemorating the first-ever Grand Slam champion of horse racing. Use promo code PHAROAH for $5 off the package price . . . There will be a $1 million guaranteed pool on the Late Pick 4 opening day, and a $150,000 guaranteed pool on the Pick 6. Each Thursday, Friday and on holiday Mondays, there will be $300,000 guaranteed in the Late Pick 4, and Saturdays and Sundays, it will jump up to $500,000, while the Pick 6 guarantee will remain at $150,000 . . . Bad Read Sanchez, last seen in the Santa Anita Derby, is scheduled to start in the Malibu Stakes under jockey Mario Gutierrez, agent Tom Knust reports . . . Santa Anita Derby winner Dortmund, who could face Horse of the Year California Chrome in the Jan. 9 San Pasqual Stakes, worked five furlongs Thursday for Bob Baffert in 1:00.40 . . . Los Angeles Turf Club Chairman Keith Brackpool has announced that all visitors to Clockers’ Corner throughout the meet will receive their first cup of coffee free, cream and sugar included.last_img read more

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Matthews Ridge residents concerned about health risks

first_img…say regional officials tight-lipped on situationRegion One (Barima-Waini) health officials remain tight-lipped on the situation relating to the condition of the miners who are being assessed at Matthews Ridge, even as another Chinese miner fell ill and is being treated for a respiratory tract infection at the Pakera Hospital, in Matthews Ridge.An official from the Manganese Company Inc told Guyana Times on Friday that another miner was admitted to the hospital, however, the official could not allude to the severity of the miner’s condition or whether he will be transferred to the city.The Public Health Ministry in a statement said the miner’s condition was “critical” but “stable.”While the operations at that manganese company’s worksite remain at a standstill, other operations of the company are progressing.ConcernsHowever, residents of Matthews Ridge have expressed concerns over the health risks involved and are furious that health officials are not disclosing information as to the seriousness of the situation.“Every time I see them nurse and ask about it, they keep telling me we can’t talk we ain’t want get in trouble,” one resident told this newspaper on Friday. Several residents who reached out to this newspaper on Friday said that it is time the health authorities speak to persons living in the area since they are very worried about the situation.Efforts to obtain a comment from the regional health authorities by Guyana Times proved futile.This newspaper was told that the Matthews Ridge to Port Kaituma road has been closed to vehicles attached to the Manganese Company, however, the official from the company has denied this development.Regional officials however could not offer a confirmation on this new development Friday.Another Chinese miner died on Wednesday at the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC), while several others who were brought out from the mining camp remain patients.Chief Medical Officer of the GPHC, Dr Shamdeo Persaud, when contacted by this newspaper on Friday said tests are still being conducted even as they await results from the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) about a possible diagnosis for the patients who did not test positive for leptospirosis. “When the results come back, whatever they are, we will disclose,” he said. He could not say when the results will return.On Thursday, when Guyana Times visited the surgical bloc, it was observed that the miners were being kept in an isolated area that was cordoned off. A doctor was at the time administering checks on the patients; however, he was not allowed to offer any updates on the miners’ condition.Meanwhile, the Ministry’s statement on Thursday confirmed the miners died from complications associated with leptospirosis while undergoing treatment at the GPHC. It also said two of those patients have since been discharged after successful treatment.Dr Shamdeo Persaud has iterated that all precautionary measures are still in place at the Matthews Ridge tunnel site and its immediate surroundings, adding that essential medical supplies are in stock to treat employees of the mining firm and residents of the area.Since last week’s outbreak, the area has been deemed a ‘Red Zone’ by Public Health Ministry authorities, and “no one is allowed to enter the site,” Dr Persaud reminded on Thursday.The CMO has also stated that the hospital is continuing its evaluation of the miners, and additional tests are being done by CARPHA to obtain a diagnosis for some of the patients who were not tested positive for leptospirosis.Reports are that post-mortem examinations conducted on the two miners – Zhong Zhenglong, 47; and Zi Zheng Guo, 47 – on Thursday morning revealed that they died from haemorrhagic pneumonia as a result of leptospirosis. The more than one dozen affected miners exhibited symptoms of pain, fever, headache and respiratory distress.Meanwhile, on Thursday afternoon, when approached by the media for a comment on the diagnosis of the other ill Chinese workers, subject Minister Volda Lawrence refused to comment on the issue.The manganese mining company has been instructed to halt further exploration until the Public Health Ministry and a team from the Occupational Health and Safety Department of the Social Protection Ministry advice further on the matter.The quarantined area at the GPHC where the sick miners are being treatedlast_img read more

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Stranorlar hit-and-run Gardaí appeal after man left with broken ribs following crash

first_imgGardaí in Letterkenny are appealing for witnesses to a hit and run that occurred on Saturday in Stranorlar.The incident happened on Saturday evening close to Nena Models in the Twin Towns area.The van pulled out of Dunwiley and struck the passing car. The driver of the car, which had a five-year-old passenger on board, was left with broken ribs and a lot of bruising.The van failed to stop and drove off following the incident which took place around 8pm.The van, which was white in colour, struck the car so hard that it forced it into a spin which knocked down a nearby wall.Speaking to Donegal Daily yesterday (Mon), the man’s partner, Louise Thompson, appealed for anybody who may know who was driving the van to contact Gardai. Louise said: “Thankfully no one is too badly hurt but what kinda person does this? The car is written off and claiming off our own insurance hardly seems fair.“The guards say more than likely someone was drunk or with no insurance. That’s no help to us.“If we claim off our insurance it’ll probably go up €2000 at least a year. We have already paid over €3,000 for the insurance for the year.”Gardaí have urged witnesses or drivers with dashcam footage to come forward.The driver of the van has also been encouraged to make himself available to Gardaí. Anyone with information is asked to contact Letterkenny Garda Station on 0749167100 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.Stranorlar hit-and-run Gardaí appeal after man left with broken ribs following crash was last modified: October 22nd, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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‘Jacks win CCAA opener

first_imgHumboldt State University’s volleyball team snapped a 29-game conference losing streak Wednesday night with a win over visiting CSU Monterey Bay at Lumberjack Arena.After falling in the first set 25-15 the ‘Jacks charged back and won the following two sets 25-17 and 25-20.Monterey pushed the final set into extra-frames but the home team held on to win 27-25. Humboldt’s Lenox Loving gave her team match-point with her team-high 15th kill of the night before the ‘Jacks won the final point on a …last_img

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Muscle Power Is Designed, Not Evolutionary

first_imgThe wonder of muscle inspires both awe at its design and opportunities for evolutionary storytelling.Fifty years of assumptions about how muscle fibers work is being set aside, reported PhysOrg, with the discovery that its components don’t just slide in one axis, but bulge out in 3-D.   The article, titled “Biceps bulge, calves curve, 50-year-old assumptions muscled aside,” states:The basics of how a muscle generates power remain the same: Filaments of myosin tugging on filaments of actin shorten, or contract, the muscle – but the power doesn’t just come from what’s happening straight up and down the length of the muscle, as has been assumed for 50 years.Instead, University of Washington-led research shows that as muscles bulge, the filaments are drawn apart from each other, the myosin tugs at sharper angles over greater distances, and it’s that action that deserves credit for half the change in muscle force scientists have been measuring.It makes sense; if fibers stretched in only one direction, why would biceps bulge outward?  The fact that muscle fibers don’t simply slide past each other but buckle, generating forces in multiple dimensions, adds to the wonder of its design.Fish Muscle EvolutionHumans are not the only animals with muscle, of course; fish use muscles, too.  Muscle imprints from extinct fossil fish provided a backdrop for evolutionists from Australia to manufacture “A Muscular Perspective on Vertebrate Evolution,” Shigeru Kuratani wrote in Science about their paper in the same issue, “Fossil Musculature of the Most Primitive Jawed Vertebrates.”  The amazing design of muscle was less important to these evolutionists than whether or not certain fossils can be placed into an ancestral sequence.  The puzzle of how soft muscle imprints could be preserved for 400 million years was less important to them than divining phylogenetic trees from the data.Although they assumed the evolution of fish, the paper’s authors actually had little to say about evolution.  “Their evolutionary importance hinges on whether eubrachythoracid musculature is specialized or primitive relative to that of sharks” is one example of a reserved statement; another, “Hypothetical reconstructions are not able to recover the full complexity of this musculature, either on the basis of biomechanical analysis or phylogenetic bracketing, and are thus liable to give a false picture of muscular evolution at the origin of gnathostomes.”  In the end, they could only hope that future studies of “exceptionally preserved fossils will continue to provide essential data for the reconstruction of vertebrate soft anatomy, particularly in groups with no close living relatives.”Kuratani, though, couldn’t get enough evolution into his Perspective article.  In every case, though, he merely assumed evolution, without showing how the fossil actually helps establish a sequential list of lucky mutations leading to muscular fish:On page 160 this issue, Trinajstic et al. systematically describe the muscle anatomy of three fossil animals from the earliest jawed vertebrate group, the placoderms, which evolved soon after the acquisition of the jaw. Knowledge of the morphology of these earliest jawed vertebrates, especially with respect to soft tissues such as muscles, is necessary for understanding how vertebrates evolved.How vertebrates evolved:  This hypothetical scenario of neck and cucullaris muscle evolution builds on the data presented by Trinajstic et al. and uses a simplified vertebrate phylogeny.The primitive shoulder girdle in placoderms, as suggested by Trinajstic et al., may be an intermediate state of neck evolution that simultaneously reveals the beginnings of a jawed vertebrate novelty, the cucullaris.At one point, though, Kuratani was stumped.  A complex feature was found in the primitive ancestor.  His response?  He just swept aside the concern, and proceeded on with his “hypothetical scenario” –The presence of the transverse abdominal muscles in placoderms is another mysterious finding of Trinajstic et al., because this muscle has been thought to be present only in tetrapods. Phylogenetic importance or homology aside, this muscle is potentially similar to a component of the trunk muscle in tetrapods, the abaxial muscle, which also develops as the result of myoblast migration and interactions between myoblasts and the embryonic mesenchymal environment of the lateral body wall.If the muscle patterns reported by Trinajstic et al. are found to reflect the general morphology of the placoderms, it would suggest that the developmental bases for the muscle anatomy of modern jawed vertebrates were present, in primitive form, around the time of the appearance of the functional jaw. This would stimulate even greater curiosity about the anatomy of more ancient stem gnathostomes such as ostracoderms, because the beginning of the jawed vertebrate body plan is likely to be buried in the anatomy of these animals.Can “phylogenetic importance or homology” be cast aside so whimsically by an evolutionist?  Wouldn’t casting aside those matters undermine evolution itself?This exposè has been brought to you by Creation-Evolution Headlines, just the latest in its 12-year arsenal of similar examples of handwaving and pseudoscientific fabling about evolution in major scientific journals.  They can’t hide their dumbfloundering confabulations any more.  We are showing them to the world.  Flex your muscle and take up the fight to restore the truth of design to science, which these DODO dogmatists twist into mythoids about evillusion.  (For definitions of these terms, see our Darwin Dictionary.)Enjoy your muscles today.  It’s uncanny how we can order muscles to do things.  Our general orders, like orders from a general, set the armies of actin and myosin molecules in motion in ways we can’t begin to fathom from our command perspective.  Your muscles deserve good treatment.  Feed them well and give them some good healthy work to do every day, then enjoy how good they can make you look.  Finish it with sincere thanks to your Creator who granted us these wonderful systems.(Visited 14 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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India Bans Commercial Surrogacy

first_imgIndia has banned commercial surrogacy after its parliament passed a bill ending the country’s reputation as a ‘rent a womb’ haven for childless couples.The Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill 2016 bans all foreign applicants, bringing to an end a period during which India became the world’s “fertility tourism” hotspot, with an estimated $400m (£317m) per year being spent by couples from abroad.Read it at Telegraph Related Itemslast_img

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Decorate your house with timeless furniture

first_imgLiving In Style’s collection is inspired by the Baroque interiors of Chateau de VersaillesA canopied four-poster bed, once a courtier’s love alcove in 16th century China, a latticed jharokha straight out of a Rajasthani princess’ boudoir or a chaise longue from the Renaissance age, you can now time travel in,Living In Style’s collection is inspired by the Baroque interiors of Chateau de VersaillesA canopied four-poster bed, once a courtier’s love alcove in 16th century China, a latticed jharokha straight out of a Rajasthani princess’ boudoir or a chaise longue from the Renaissance age, you can now time travel in the comforts of your home with these vintage beauties. After a phase of minimalism where wrought iron and monochrome were bywords for chic design, all things vintage and opulent are making a comeback in the decor domain. If you do not have your grandmother’s well preserved collection to plunder, there are plenty of options in the market which will take your home on a trip down memory lane, without the ‘second hand’ tag.A sliver of silverFrom elaborate four-poster beds to traditional dressers, old is truly gold now. But like all things retro, there is a thin line between over-the-top and truly interesting.Delhi-based couturier, Adarsh Gill, whose home collection has earned an A-list clientele just like her famously ornate saris, says old styles and trends have made a comeback, but with a modern twist. “The emphasis is on dramatic pieces which combine clean lines with rich fabric and accents,” says Gill who scored a hit with her silver furniture and furnishing fabrics in cotton, silk and jacquard.Adarsh Gill uses silver to craft her opulent range of furniture and home accessoriesThe designer who has been making furniture and accessories with the prized metal for over two decades now, borrows from various inspirations, from Art Deco to Mughal courts.”I like to combine all the looks to create a warm, eclectic blend. Place a colonial chair next to a very ornate Renaissance chaise longue, an intricate cornice next to a straight-lined Art Deco chair,” suggests the vintage enthusiast whose own home is a treasure trove of pieces from across the world.The repertoire of Adarsh Gill Home, her decor label, includes sofa sets, dining tables, consoles and four-poster beds in silver, as well as pretty accessories like vases, mirrors, lamps and tea sets.School of coolFor many, the word vintage still conjures up images of moth-eaten sofas and fireplaces. But in its new avatar, it combines kitsch with luxury. An example is Kaji, the decor store in Kolkata which retails quirky accents and ornate furniture.”Vintage is back in vogue, it’s the new black. For instance, sofas and chairs with nice curves and intricate detailing in wood and metal are popular. Also, richly upholstered pieces, a hallmark of the 60s style of furniture, is the rage,” says Kaji’s owner Shrivant More, who gave up a career as a chartered accountant to pursue his design ambitions.A carved swing which combines wood and metal from Ethnic KraftsThe retro section of the store offers an interesting visual repast, with a high-backed chair upholstered in a deep shade of burgundy, a vintage sofa done up in rich tones of red velvet, and leather chests decorated with applique work. These share space with vibrant Marilyn Monroe prints and antique knick knacks. You can expect to shell out anything upwards of Rs 12,000 for these items.Vintage wondersIf it’s some undiluted old-world charm that you are looking for, you will still be spoilt for choice with a range of styles across price brackets on offer in the retail space.advertisementAn ornate jharokha with intricate lattice panels from Ethnic KraftsMumbai’s The Great Eastern Home, offers handcarved furniture pieces in dark wood. From teak bar units reminiscent of the lavish holiday homes of the Raj to Art Nouveau dining sets, the influences are as varied as it gets. What’s more, there’s furniture that flaunts clean lines and organic patterns typical of the 19th century European school of design as well.From limited-edition carved cabinets and console tables to four-poster beds, the store displays products which span the entire spectrum, from Early Tudor to influences of the arts and crafts movement. Their four-poster beds begin at Rs 1.63 lakh.A bright chair upholstered in velvet with silver floral patterns from Kolkata based store KajiUnderstandably, vintage furniture is equated with stately styles and luxurious designs. Mumbai-based store, Living In Style, offers an aptly titled Versailles range, which is inspired by French chateaus and their famed Baroque interiors. The bedroom and dining room range, starting at Rs 22,000, sports wooden frameworks accented with silver and gold effects in a muted colour palette dominated by white and beige.If a heritage look with a local spin is more your thing, then Ethnic Krafts, a Delhi-based manufacturer of traditional furniture, offers a range fit for the havelis and palaces of Rajasthan. From intricately-carved swings to ornate sofas and beds, they are crafted in timber and polished by artisans of the desert state. Pieces from the line, which begins at Rs 1.25 lakh, can be found in that most elite address of all, the Rashtrapati Bhavan.Printed cube seats and a bright red sofa. These furniture items are from Kolkata based store KajiFlea findsAnd if you are on a shoestring budget, you can always head to the old furniture markets in your city. If you are in Delhi, check out the Sunder Nagar market where you will find second-hand furniture from across the country.From a Parsi-style wardrobe with its distinctive carvings, to rosewood-panelled doors salvaged from South Indian temples, there’s plenty to choose from.A four-poster wooden bed with an intricately carved canopy with floral motifs, from The Great Eastern HomeMumbai’s Oshiwara market is another place to score some timeless treasures for a bargain. Here you will find beautiful antiques, Raja Ravi Varma oliographs, chipped but dainty old china , painted chests and ottomans, all stacked high and low along the sidewalks.The market is famed for both originals and replicas of furniture pieces that once graced the grand palaces of Kathiawar, Gwalior and Bhopal.So leave behind the mod this season to give your home a classy makeover with these grand old pieces of yore.advertisementlast_img read more

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Watch the best of Mind Rocks Youth Summit in 30 seconds

first_imgIndia Today Mind Rocks Youth Summit 2016 kicked off with just the same energy as any other year.The day-long event which began with a welcome address by Editor, Special Projects, Kaveree Bamzai, turned electric with the crowd getting excited to see their favourite icons interacting with them.From discussions on sports, entertainment, politics to importance of social media, and live performances from almost every speaker, every session had a different charm to it.The event celebrates ideas, music, art and recognises the best in the field and gives the youth a stage to create, perform and engage with their icons.Here are some videos from the Mind Rocks summit:Sakshi Malik arrivesMother of all moments! @SakshiMalik with her mom, India Today Editorial Dir. Kalli Purie & Mrs Purie @ #Mindrocks16 pic.twitter.com/kSeFPf5O53 India Today (@IndiaToday) September 17, 2016Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan with Olympics star Sakshi MalikAway from madness of Twitter, not a bad way to start a Saturday morning! With @SrBachchan and @SakshiMalik ?? pic.twitter.com/bcKCeeoAJa Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) September 17, 2016Varun Dhawan backstageSome Backstage moment from #Mindrocks16 Varun Showing his signature handshake! @Varun_dvn pic.twitter.com/jKkM9BMXHi Varun Kingdom (@Varun_Kingdom) September 17, 2016Backstage with Asaduddin Owaisi and Subramanian Swamy Backstage #Mindrocks16 w @Swamy39 and @asadowaisi pic.twitter.com/jX6GsQ3LOx Sandeep (@SandeepUnnithan) September 17, 2016Sawarkar said tricolour can never be the flag of India, he wanted saffron flag: OwaisiSawarkar said tricolour can never be the flag of India, he wanted saffron flag: @asadowaisi #MindRocks2016 pic.twitter.com/7KTagiLBgIadvertisement India Today (@IndiaToday) September 17, 2016@Rickshawali gets candid about her inspiration and more..@Rickshawali gets candid about her inspiration and more. Watch live https://t.co/tMCgUYHkAI#Mindrocks16 pic.twitter.com/ysF1xZSzY9 India Today (@IndiaToday) September 17, 2016Let Swami saab write it for me that I am ‘anti-national’, I’ll keep it at my home:OwaisiLet Swami saab write it for me that I am ‘anti-national’, I’ll keep it at my home: @asadowaisi #MindRocks2016 pic.twitter.com/wfbbViy840 India Today (@IndiaToday) September 17, 2016Asaduddin Owaisi is not a traitor, but he is definitely an anti-national, says Subramanian Swamy.@asadowaisi is not a traitor, but he is definitely an anti-national: @swamy39 #MindRocks16https://t.co/tMCgUYHkAI pic.twitter.com/d2NADOuDdG India Today (@IndiaToday) September 17, 2016I won’t say ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’, I say ‘Jai Hind’: Asaduddin OwaisiI won’t say ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’, I say ‘Jai Hind’: @asadowaisi #MindRocks2016 https://t.co/bC4j4hBNzS pic.twitter.com/8dj0oZ0omV India Today (@IndiaToday) September 17, 2016Are young people interested in politics?Are young people interested in politics?Find out at #Mindrocks16Watch live https://t.co/tMCgUYHkAI pic.twitter.com/nC51WwB1Uc India Today (@IndiaToday) September 17, 2016AAP is changing the political landscape of India: Raghav ChadhaAAP is changing the political landscape of India: @raghav_chadha #Mindrocks16 Live https://t.co/tMCgUYHkAI pic.twitter.com/5tEf4Lzr1K India Today (@IndiaToday) September 17, 2016Listen in to what Varun Dhawan said when asked about ‘someone special’ in his lifeListen in to what @Varun_dvn said when asked about ‘someone special’ in his life #MindRocks16 pic.twitter.com/LDer7XAhvG India Today (@IndiaToday) September 17, 2016I honestly feel women are more attracted to a person’s personality than just the exterior: Varun DhawanI honestly feel women are more attracted to a person’s personality than just the exterior: @Varun_dvn #MindRocks16 pic.twitter.com/F24WG7JHyk India Today (@IndiaToday) September 17, 2016PM Narendra Modi has much more energy than any of the youngsters: Anupriya S PatelPM @narendramodi has much more energy than any of the youngsters: @AnupriyaSPatel Watch live https://t.co/tMCgUYHkAI pic.twitter.com/dxColcANkF India Today (@IndiaToday) September 17, 2016Actor Varun Dhawan talks about the need of relationships in his life.#MindRocks16 Actor @Varun_dvn talks about the need of relationships in his life. Watch #ITVideo pic.twitter.com/M3IxgqCwdK India Today (@IndiaToday) September 17, 2016Watch Sushant Singh Rajput dance on the famous track from his film ‘Shudh Desi Romance’Watch @itsSSR dance on the famous track from his film ‘Shudh Desi Romance’ #MindRocks16 https://t.co/tMCgUYHkAI pic.twitter.com/w8p13ZwCQ4 India Today (@IndiaToday) September 17, 2016At Mind Rocks 2016, bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan cheers a young girl, clicks a selfie with herAt #MindRocks16, bollywood superstar @SrBachchan cheers a young girl, clicks a selfie with her pic.twitter.com/1E3zL3Nd7K India Today (@IndiaToday) September 17, 2016Onscreen MS Dhoni Sushant Singh Rajput emulates the WC winning sixer of MS Dhoni at Mind Rocks 2016advertisementOnscreen MS Dhoni @itsSSR emulates the WC winning sixer of the @msdhoni at #MindRocks16 https://t.co/tMCgUYHkAI pic.twitter.com/kpaChILhPn India Today (@IndiaToday) September 17, 2016Watch Amitabh Bachchan delivers his favourite dialogue from movie Silsila at Mind Rocks 2016Watch @SrBachchan delivers his favourite dialogue from movie #Silsila at #MindRocks16 pic.twitter.com/1u8Lp1xsoG India Today (@IndiaToday) September 17, 2016It’s the journey which is more important the destination: Sushant Singh RajputIt’s the journey which is more important the destination: @itsSSR #MindRocks16https://t.co/tMCgUYHkAI pic.twitter.com/K4yQifWVEu India Today (@IndiaToday) September 17, 2016’M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story’ is not an attempt to glorify MS Dhoni’M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story’ is not an attempt to glorify @msdhoni: @itsSSR #MindRocks16https://t.co/tMCgUYHkAI pic.twitter.com/F734Mlq35q India Today (@IndiaToday) September 17, 2016Watch Sushant Singh Rajput doing the ‘Dhoni walk’ on the stage of Mind Rocks 2016Watch @itsSSR doing the ‘Dhoni walk’ on the stage of #MindRocks16 Watch the LIVE action at https://t.co/tMCgUYHkAI pic.twitter.com/pSNSj0Amdz India Today (@IndiaToday) September 17, 2016What was the thing that made Sushant Singh Rajput feel cheated in engineering college?What was the thing that made @itSSR feel cheated in engineering college? #MindRocks16https://t.co/tMCgUYHkAI pic.twitter.com/s7JhIupb1U India Today (@IndiaToday) September 17, 2016Ever wondered why Sushant Singh Rajput left engineering to become an actor?Ever wondered why @itsSSR left engineering to become an actor? Here is answer #MindRocks16https://t.co/tMCgUYHkAI pic.twitter.com/6gzV7GxCls India Today (@IndiaToday) September 17, 2016Sushant Singh Rajput actually knows how to play MS Dhoni’s helicopter shot.@itsSSR actually knows how to play @msdhoni’s helicopter shot #MindRocks16https://t.co/tMCgUYHkAI pic.twitter.com/DViEZ2KPcW India Today (@IndiaToday) September 17, 2016How tough was it for Sushant Singh Rajput to be the on-screen Dhoni?How tough was it for @itsSSR to be the on-screen Dhoni? #MindRocks16 Watch LIVE at https://t.co/tMCgUYHkAI pic.twitter.com/9X1brditju India Today (@IndiaToday) September 17, 2016This is how Varun Dhawan wished Happy Birthday PM Modi at Mind Rocks 2016This is how @Varun_dvn wished #HappyBdayPMModi at #MindRocks16 Watch complete action LIVE @ https://t.co/tMCgUYHkAI pic.twitter.com/4WMeeJelsF India Today (@IndiaToday) September 17, 2016Comedian @hankypanty’s political gags will surely make your day!Comedian @hankypanty’s political gags will surely make your day! Watch him live https://t.co/tMCgUYHkAI#Mindrocks16 pic.twitter.com/Al1nYIJeIV India Today (@IndiaToday) September 17, 2016Watch how comedian @hankypanty introduces himself to the audience at #Mindrocks16Watch how comedian @hankypanty introduces himself to the audience at #Mindrocks16. Live https://t.co/tMCgUYHkAI pic.twitter.com/JQTL5jMNLp India Today (@IndiaToday) September 17, 2016Meet the ‘Krump Queen’ Alisha Behura at #Mindrocks16Meet the ‘Krump Queen’ Alisha Behura at #Mindrocks16. Live https://t.co/tMCgUYHkAI #Mindrocks16 pic.twitter.com/BSMw4gmgm2 India Today (@IndiaToday) September 17, 2016Sing along with this little champ Keshav Tyohar on London Thumakda!Sing along with this little champ Keshav Tyohar on London Thumakda!advertisement Watch live https://t.co/tMCgUYHkAI#Mindrocks16 pic.twitter.com/wpVtPXQ3Qx India Today (@IndiaToday) September 17, 2016Pink actress Taapsee Pannu opens up about the film at #Mindrocks16Pink actress @taapsee opens up about the film at #Mindrocks16. Watch live https://t.co/tMCgUYHkAI pic.twitter.com/zUOYlM5BhO India Today (@IndiaToday) September 17, 2016Hear out Amitabh Bachchan’s classic dialogue from the film DeewarHear out @SrBachchan’s classic dialogue from the film Deewar. Watch live https://t.co/tMCgUYHkAI#Mindrocks16 pic.twitter.com/Bq1QGjqH02 India Today (@IndiaToday) September 17, 2016When a poem is recited by Amitabh Bachchan, it becomes more beautifulWhen a poem is recited by @SrBachchan, it becomes more beautiful. Hear it out. #MindRocks16 pic.twitter.com/qf9ZSd2Wga India Today (@IndiaToday) September 17, 2016Watch Varun Dhawan’s dashing entry at Mind RocksWatch @Varun_dvn’s dashing entry at #Mindrocks. Watch live here https://t.co/tMCgUYHkAI pic.twitter.com/eoRsI0gYLX India Today (@IndiaToday) September 17, 2016Varun Dhawan blushes while talking about his first kiss.@Varun_dvn blushes while talking about his first kiss. Watch live here https://t.co/tMCgUYHkAI#Mindrocks16 pic.twitter.com/NKX5L1dmC6 India Today (@IndiaToday) September 17, 2016Arun Jaitley is a lawyer, how can he be a better economist than me: Swamy.@arunjaitley is a lawyer, how can he be a better economist than me: @Swamy39 #MindRocks16https://t.co/tMCgUYHkAI pic.twitter.com/6lTeKMRvib India Today (@IndiaToday) September 17, 2016Ever heard youtube sensation @Rickshawali’s period song. Listen to it nowEver heard youtube sensation @Rickshawali’s period song. Listen to it now Live https://t.co/tMCgUYHkAI #Mindrocks16 pic.twitter.com/QNEs4S0f7k India Today (@IndiaToday) September 17, 2016@Rickshawali gets candid about her inspiration and more.@Rickshawali gets candid about her inspiration and more. Watch live https://t.co/tMCgUYHkAI#Mindrocks16 pic.twitter.com/ysF1xZSzY9 India Today (@IndiaToday) September 17, 2016Watch why Kangana Ranaut says she’s not a feministWatch why Kangana Ranaut says she’s not a feminist #MindRocks16 pic.twitter.com/ykDkUu0cyF India Today (@IndiaToday) September 17, 2016Listen in to what Kangana Ranaut has to say on loveListen in to what Kangana Ranaut has to say on love #MindRocks16 pic.twitter.com/1GgigMEi5I India Today (@IndiaToday) September 17, 2016Watch Kangana Ranaut shake a legWatch Kangana Ranaut shake a leg at #MindRocks16 pic.twitter.com/fDItc26ZcI India Today (@IndiaToday) September 17, 2016Watch: Alisha Behura, winner of ‘So You Think You Can Dance’, performs on an all time Bollywood favourite#Mindrocks16Watch Alisha Behura, winner of ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ performs on an all time Bollywood favourite pic.twitter.com/PD93V6unnh India Today (@IndiaToday) September 17, 2016Angira Dhar of ‘Bang Baaja Baaraat’ fame has a message for the youth, from the Mind Rocks 2016 backstage.@angira_dhar of ‘Bang Baaja Baaraat’ fame has a message for the youth, from the #Mindrocks16 backstage pic.twitter.com/oTkDNHdsyh India Today (@IndiaToday) September 17, 2016What a finale! Ankit Tiwari rocks Mind Rocks 2016 with blockbuster ‘Sun raha hai na tu’What a finale! @officiallyAnkit rocks #MindRocks2016 with blockbuster ‘sun raha hai na tu’ https://t.co/bC4j4hBNzS pic.twitter.com/LWg7Vz200Y India Today (@IndiaToday) September 17, 2016Audience grooves with Ankit Tiwari on Airlift’s superhit songAudience grooves with @officiallyAnkit on Airlift’s superhit song #MindRocks2016 Live: https://t.co/bC4j4hBNzS pic.twitter.com/OLiF2uHk19 India Today (@IndiaToday) September 17, 2016Listen in to the ‘Galliyan’ melody from Ankit Tiwari Listen in to the ‘Galliyan’ melody from @officiallyAnkit at #MindRocks16https://t.co/tMCgUYHkAI pic.twitter.com/CqElb7CyFj India Today (@IndiaToday) September 17, 2016Actress Kangana Ranaut shares a light moment! Actress Kangana Ranaut shares a light moment!Watch live https://t.co/tMCgUYYVZi#Mindrocks16 pic.twitter.com/e5o4eoIvbz India Today (@IndiaToday) September 17, 2016Actress Kangana’s take on feminism! Actress Kangana’s take on feminism!Watch live https://t.co/tMCgUYHkAI#Mindrocks16 pic.twitter.com/SHFnF1ujQn India Today (@IndiaToday) September 17, 2016 I have been physically abused in my childhood: Kangana Ranaut I have been physically abused in my childhood: Kangana RanautWatch live https://t.co/tMCgUYHkAI#Mindrocks16 pic.twitter.com/wKs5YOg6hH India Today (@IndiaToday) September 17, 2016Kangana Ranaut recites poetry at #Mindrocks16 Kangana Ranaut recites poetry at #Mindrocks16Watch live https://t.co/tMCgUYHkAI#Mindrocks16 pic.twitter.com/tLYxLsrOKS India Today (@IndiaToday) September 17, 2016Watch who the Young India wants to lead the Congress party  Watch who the Young India wants to lead the Congress party #MindRocks15https://t.co/tMCgUYHkAI pic.twitter.com/TznNNeyV6g India Today (@IndiaToday) September 17, 2016Look at Kangana Ranaut’s reaction to questions on her accent! Look at Kangana Ranaut’s reaction to questions on her accent!Live https://t.co/tMCgUYHkAI #Mindrocks16 pic.twitter.com/L6oXQ6rkDk India Today (@IndiaToday) September 17, 2016Kangana Ranaut talks about how to deal with bullies in life! Kangana Ranaut talks about how to deal with bullies in life!Live https://t.co/tMCgUYHkAI#Mindrocks16 pic.twitter.com/G78BBNrp3n India Today (@IndiaToday) September 17, 2016last_img read more

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Huawei MateBook 14 launched with Whiskey Lake SoC and FullView display

first_imgOn Sunday, Huawei announced the launch of two new notebooks, the MateBook 13 and MateBook 14. These are Huawei’s latest ultra-portable lightweight 13-inch and 14-inch notebooks designed for the mainstream consumers. The new notebooks tout FullView display, high performance, extreme portability, great build quality and a stylish look to enable next-generation productivity.The 14-inch MateBook 14 sports a FullView display, with the top and side bezels measuring at only 4.9mm, and offering a 90 per cent screen real estate. This is also first MateBook ever to come with a 2K+ display. It also supports 100 per cent of the sRGB colour gamut and a 1000:1 contrast ratio.The MateBook 14 has an elegant, minimalist metallic chassis, which is sandblasted to create a soft matte finish.The MateBook 14 is powered by up to the 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8265U. Inside the MateBook 14 is a PCIe x4 SSD, ensuring a smooth and stable experience across any productivity and content creation operations. Additionally, the MateBook 14 features a high-performance Nvidia GeForce MX250 GPU with 2GB GDDR5 VRAM.The MateBook 14 is also equipped with a 57.4Wh battery, along with intelligent power-saving measures to provide long-lasting endurance. The MateBook 14 is able to play 1080p videos for 15 hours or browse the internet for 10.5 hours. Meanwhile, with the 65W power adapter, the HUAWEI MateBook 14 can be used for three hours of regular productivity work after a mere 15-minute charge.The MateBook 14 features a Fingerprint Power Button 2.0, which allows for One Touch Log-in. The MateBook 14 supports Dolby Atmos as well as support for Amazon Alexa and Microsoft Cortana.advertisementThe MateBook 13 comes with a 13-inch FullView display with a 10-point multitouch option and a high screen-to-body ratio. It comes with 8GB and 16GB of RAM options and up to 512GB of storage PCIe solid-state storage. It is equipped with the HUAWEI Shark Fin Fans 2.0 supporting higher fan speeds and greater air output.Disclaimer: The reporter’s travel and stay for this event in Barcelona have been arranged by Huaweilast_img read more

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Honor View 20 brings a punch-hole display, 48MP camera at Rs 37,999: Specs, India launch details

first_imgHonor View 20 brings a punch-hole display, 48MP camera at Rs 37,999: Specs, India launch detailsThe Honor View 20 is powered by Huawei’s flagship octa-core Kirin 980 chipset, which is the same chip that powers the Huawei Mate 20.advertisement Sanket Vijayasarathy New DelhiJanuary 29, 2019UPDATED: January 29, 2019 13:33 IST HIGHLIGHTSThe View 20 highlights a Kirin 980 chipset, a long-lasting battery and an unique glass design. The View 20 has been priced at Rs 37,999 for the base model with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.The Honor View 20 brings a premium glass and metal design with a 3D curved glass panel on the back.The Honor View 20 is now official in India, marking the first major flagship launch for 2019. And the View 20 is perhaps as high-end as it can get without a premium price tag. The View 20 is the company’s first smartphone with a punch hole display as well as the world’s first phone to rock a 48MP camera. In addition to this, the View 20 highlights a Kirin 980 chipset, a long-lasting battery and an unique glass design.The View 20 has been priced at Rs 37,999 for the base model with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. There is a higher variant as well with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage which has been priced at Rs 45,999. At these prices, the View 20 will look to take on the OnePlus 6T in the premium mid-range segment. The View 20 will go on sale on Amazon India and Honor’s website starting Wednesday, January 30 at 12pm. The flagship will also be available offline via Reliance Digital in February. Customers who have pre-booked the View 20 by paying Rs 1,000 will also get a free pair of Honor Bluetooth earphones worth Rs 2,999.Honor also announced the Honor Band 4 Running fitness band and Honor Watch Magic smartwatch in India priced at Rs 1,599 and Rs 13,999, respectively.Honor View 20 specificationsThe Honor View 20 brings a premium glass and metal design with a 3D curved glass panel on the back. The phone gets a unique gradient rear glass panel that offers a chevron-like V-shaped pattern as light falls on it. The base model will be available in Midnight Black Sapphire Blue and Phantom Blue colours.advertisementThe front-facia of the View 20 is equally unique as it is Honor’s first smartphone to come with a hole in the display to house a selfie camera. The punch-hole is 4.5mm in diameter and situated on the top left corner. The View 20 sports a 6.4-inch FHD+ (1080×2310 pixels) TFT LCD display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and a 91.8 per cent screen-to-body ratio. The View 20 also offers a 3.5mm headphone jack, IR blaster, and a USB Type-C port.The View 20 is powered by Huawei’s flagship octa-core Kirin 980 chipset, which is the same chip that powers the Huawei Mate 20. This is Huawei’s first 7nm chipset that promises to deliver better performance and power efficiency over its predecessor. It also comes with Dual NPU for advanced AI and machine learning computation, as well as GPU Turbo 2.0. This is paired with up to 8GB of RAM in the View 20, promising to deliver a supreme multitasking and gaming experience.The View 20 is also the world’s first smartphone to offer a 48MP Sony IMX586 CMOS sensor to offer superior clarity and detail. While the sensor offers a small 0.8-micron pixel, Honor’s camera uses pixel binning to stitch four 0.8 micron pixels to offer a large 1.6 micron pixels when using the 12MP mode. You can also use the 48MP AI Clarity mode to capture extremely detailed images in daylight conditions. There is also a secondary ToF (Time of Flight) camera on board to obtain depth information. Up front, the View 20 gets a 25MP selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture housed in the cutout.The View 20 houses a 4,000mAh battery with super fast charge support and ships with Android Pie with Magic UI 2.0 on top that is similar to EMUI, although Honor claims less bloatware and a more simplified UI.ALSO READ | Honor View 20 launched with punch-hole display, 48MP camera: Price, specs, India launch detailsALSO READ | Honor View 20 quick review: A hole new experienceGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySneha Saha Tags :Follow HonorFollow Honor View 20last_img read more

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