Bopanna gives India a winning start in CWG tennis

first_imgIndia were off to a perfect start in the tennis event of Commonwealth Games with Rohan Bopanna demolishing Robert Buyinza of Uganda in straight sets in the men’s singles event in New Delhi on Monday.Bopanna was too good for a player, who has just one ranking point in the ATP charts, as he completed a 6-1 6-4 win in just one hour and two minutes in the first round.The tall Karnataka-lad is scheduled to play a second match on Monday when he pairs up with Nirupama Sanjeev against top seeded Australians Paul Hanley and Rodionova Anastasia.Bopanna on Monday dropped 114 places in the ranking chart to be at 587 but he was coming into the event after playing a crucial role in the Davis Cup tie against Brazil and was hardly troubled by the African player.With two break of serves, Bopanna raced to a comfortable 5-1 lead in the opening set and sealed the lead in just 21 minutes.Buyinza, ranked 1601, overcame the initial jitters and started to serve well in the second set but unforced errors continued to flow from his racquet.After missing four break points, Bopanna converted the fifth to get his first break — in the fifth game — to be up 3-2 in the second set.He had a chance to close the set in the ninth game but Buyinza played his best tennis to save that point. However, he could not stop the Indian from serving out the match in the next game.advertisementBut there was hardly any crowd to celebrate Bopanna’s win at the Centre Court.India’s Poojashree Venkatesh, Rushmi Chakravarthy and the the mixed doubles pair of Sania Mirza and Leander Paes are also scheduled to play later in the day.last_img read more

Audi displays latest TT and TTS Roadster prior to Paris Motor Shoq

first_imgLatest Audi TTS RoadsterPrior to their official debut at the forthcoming Paris Auto Show, German luxury car maker Audi has revealed the TT Roadster and the sportier TTS Roadster. Much like the coupe form, the basic third-generation convertible model has not been changed, though it carries a few important updates.Based on Volkswagen’s flexible MQB platform, the Audi TT will come with an EA888 turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. Despite being a convertible, the curb weight of the vehicle stands at just 1,319 kg. It is capable of generating 230 bhp of power and 370 Nm of peak torque.Performance of the high rated TTS is even better, at a healthier 310 bhp of power and 380 Nm of peak torque. Available transmission options are 6-speed manual and 6-speed S tronic dual-clutch system. Though  the TT is a front-wheel-drive, Quattro all-wheel drive is still available on the TTS.Another prominent update in the new TT roadster is the Audi virtual cockpit. Here you will find a 12.3-inch digital display located behind the steering wheel, which replaces the car’s standard analog instruments as well as its central display. Virtually everything from speed and revs to navigation and entertainment functions are displayed through this advanced system.Speaking about the two latest vehicles , Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Board Member for Technical Development at AUDI AG said, “The concept of designing a compact roadster following clear geometrical rules formed the original idea for the Audi TT in autumn 1994. From the first generation on, it has been a sports car for the senses – a driving machine with an authentic design. With the new TT Roadster, we have developed this concept in a consistent manner and further improved the technical experience in the car with innovations such as the Audi virtual cockpit.”advertisementlast_img read more

Virat Kohli likely to be rested for India’s tour of Zimbabwe

first_imgIt now appears highly likely that run-machine Virat Kohli and openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan will be rested for India’s tour of Zimbabwe, which starts on June 11. (Kohli is playing like Batman, says Gayle)However, there was no word on skipper MS Dhoni’s availability for the short limited-overs series. Among the four, he is the only one who does not play Test cricket, having retired from the format in December 2014. (Victory is my biggest craving, says Kohli)India will play three ODIs and two T20 Internationals during the series which will mark the end of the season.”It is more or less certain that both Virat and Rohit will be rested for series against Zimbabwe. They have been playing non-stop cricket for the last six months and are required to be fresh before India embarks on their tour to West Indies. The chances of Shikhar Dhawan going for the Zimbabwe tour are also very less,” a top BCCI source told PTI. (Bumrah ready to play Test cricket, says Ponting)KOHLI CONSTANTLY ON THE MOVEKohli has not missed a single international since January this year. After the gruelling limited-overs tour of Australia, Kohli was rested for the three-match T20 series against Sri Lanka but returned to score heavily in the Asia Cup T20 and the World T20.Kohli, who leads Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League, is currently the highest scorer this season. He suffered a split web against Kolkata Knight Riders but battled severe pain to smash his fifth fifty of the season. He already has three hundreds this season. (Nehra mystified with omission after 2011 World Cup)advertisementHUGE WORKLOADSince the start of the home series against South Africa last October, Kohli has played four Tests, 10 ODIs, 15 T20 Internationals apart from the ongoing IPL.With Kohli set to lead India in 17 Tests, including four away games, in what will be one of the most gruelling home seasons, India’s No 1 batsman needs suitable time to get ready for the next season.ROHIT A BUSY BEE TOODitto for Rohit, who has also been playing for the better part of last six months save the two Test, where he was not in the playing XI.However there is no clarity on whether ODI skipper Dhoni will be leading the side in Zimbabwe as he also had his fair share of workload.DHONI A CERTAINTY FOR ZIMBABWE?If Dhoni skips Zimbabwe tour, he might not have anything to play in 2016 unless BCCI organises a few limited-overs matches this season.In case Dhoni does not go, Ajinkya Rahane, like last year, will be leading a young second-string squad to Zimbabwe.The wicket-keeping duties could be handed over to KL Rahul, whose good form in the IPL has not gone unnoticed.NEWCOMERS IN WITH A CHANCE?It will be interesting to see if Sandeep Patil-led committee includes phenomenally talented Delhi lad Rishabh Pant as this is last chance for the selectors to try some juniors with India set to play only Test matches at home.NEW NEW-BALL PAIR?Mohammed Shami and Mohit Sharma — both coming back from injuries and plying their trade in the IPL could be sharing the new ball.Harbhajan Singh and Amit Mishra could be the two frontline spinners along with Ravindra Jadeja. Krunal Pandya, another batsman, who has impressed in the IPL could find a slot in the team while his brother Hardik may find it difficult to retain his place. Hardik is already struggling to keep his place in Mumbai Indians’ playing XI.(With PTI inputs)last_img read more

Under Threat of Relegation, Panathinaikos Settling Essien Debt

first_imgATHENS (AP) — Panathinaikos says long-delayed payments have been made to Michael Essien and two others in an effort to avoid losing nine points as the Greek club struggles with mounting debts and the threat of relegation.A sports judge ordered Panathinaikos to settle debts with Essien, Argentine winger Sebastian Leto and Spanish forward Toche within three days or lose the points. Club officials did not say how much money had been paid.Essien moved to Panathinaikos from AC Milan in 2015 and left the following year after an injury-plagued season.Normally a title contender, Panathinaikos is currently 10th in the 16-team Greek league. AEK Athens leads with 60 points from 26 matches, two ahead of PAOK with three games remaining.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

2010 NTL Documents are now available

first_imgTo view the documentation, visit www.ntl.mytouchfooty.comlast_img

Poch ready for Solskjaer meeting

first_imgThey will meet at Wembley on Sunday but 20 years ago Mauricio Pochettino was watching Ole Gunnar Solskjaer perform Champions League miracles for Manchester United at Camp Nou.Tottenham host United in the Premier League this weekend – arguably the first real test of Solskjaer’s interim reign, which has so far delivered five wins from as many matches across all competitions.Four of those came against sides currently in the bottom half of the table, while the other was over Championship strugglers Reading in the FA Cup third round last time out. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Nevertheless, a resurgent United will travel to Wembley looking to bridge the six-point gap between themselves and the top four. Pochettino, who has been widely tipped to take over at Old Trafford come the end of the season, is relishing Sunday’s challenge and fondly remembers the finest moment of Solskjaer’s career, having been present to witness that sensational comeback against Bayern Munich in the 1999 Champions League final.”I have good memories because also I remember when he scored after 90 minutes at Camp Nou. I was with Tony Jimenez, my goalkeeping coach, we were then at Nou Camp in 1999,” Pochettino told a media conference.”I remember him when he scored the second goal in injury time and how I shouted the goal of Manchester United, that was unbelievable. We were neutral people watching a fantastic game.”I have good memories of him. It was this type of moment; on Sunday we are going to meet at Wembley when 20 years ago I was shouting for a goal that he scored for Manchester United.”Next up: Man Utd.  #COYS— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) January 10, 2019Paul Pogba’s form has mirrored that of United under Solskjaer, the World Cup winner netting four goals and adding three assists in his four games since Jose Mourinho left the club, but Pochettino warned against the dangers of focusing too much on one individual.”When you play in this Premier League every weekend, or every three days as we’ve been playing in the last few months, always it’s about the opponent having a few players that can make the difference,” Pochettino said.”Like last Tuesday it was [Eden] Hazard, and now Pogba. Pogba is a very talented player, a great player of course. But it’s not only Pogba or Hazard, there are different players around.”Of course they are special players. Manchester United have a great squad with great players with a lot of quality. Of course we are not going to be only focused on Pogba. We need to be focused on the whole team, not just one player.”last_img read more

Things Got Chippy Between Oklahoma And Baylor Before Kickoff

first_imgOklahoma Baylor fight ahead of their game.Twitter/@ScottBellDMNOklahoma and Baylor players were chirping at each other before the game and had to be separated by referees.No. 11 Oklahoma takes on Baylor today in a crucial Big 12 match-up, and about an hour before kickoff, tensions between the two teams boiled over into some trash-talking and shoving.Check it out:From the College Gameday telecast: Things getting a little chippy in Norman about a half hour before the Baylor-Oklahoma kickoff.— Scott Bell (@ScottBellDMN) November 12, 2016If that little scuffle is any indication, this game should be pretty intense. These two teams don’t like each other that much.The Sooners are 7-2 and first in the Big 12,  but need to win out to have any shot at making the College Football Playoff. Baylor would love nothing more than to spoil that for the Sooners.The Sooners won last year’s contest, 44-34, and are 22-3 all-time versus the Bears.Oklahoma is a 17.5-point favorite, and you can catch the game on ABC at noon. It should be a good one.last_img read more

Top NFL Draft WR Won’t Be Participating In NFL Combine

first_imgJalen Ramsey running the 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine.INDIANAPOLIS, IN – FEBRUARY 29: Defensive back Jalen Ramsey of Florida State runs the 40-yard dash during the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 29, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)Just about every top prospect in the 2019 NFL Draft will be attending the NFL Combine. Unfortunately, one of the top wide receivers won’t be able to make the trip.According to ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter, Oklahoma Sooners wide receiver Marquise Brown recently underwent surgery on a LisFranc injury and will not attend the NFL combine. Per the report, he is likely to miss his Pro Day as well.However, Schefter did note that Brown is expected to be available when training camps open in the summer.Brown is projected as a first-round draft pick. analyst Lance Zierlein has Brown listed as comparable to DeSean Jackson as a prospect.It is possible though that his inability to show his skills on the field could negatively impact his draft status in late-April.Oklahoma WR Marquise Brown, a projected top 15 pick in April’s NFL Draft, underwent surgery for a LisFranc injury last month that will prevent him from participating in the combine and his Pro Day, but he still is expected to be ready for summer training camp, per league sources.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 18, 2019Mock drafts similarly project that Brown will be a high draft pick. Zierlein and NFL analyst Maurice Jones-Drew project him to go No. 19 overall to the Tennessee Titans, while Tankathon projects him to go to the Oakland Raiders at No. 27 overall.Brown has been the go-to guy for each of the last two Heisman trophy winners at Oklahoma.In 2017, Brown caught 57 passes from Baker Mayfield for 1,095 yards and seven touchdowns.The following year, with Kyler Murray under center, Brown caught another 75 balls for 1,318 yards and ten touchdowns.Brown led the Sooners in receiving yards in both seasons.last_img read more

US Activists commemorate Tiananmen at Chinese embassy

first_imgWashington DC: Dozens of activists rallied in front of the Chinese embassy in Washington on Saturday to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the crackdown on the Tiananmen Square protests in Beijing. Holding aloft banners and battery-powered candles, about 50 activists including Chinese political dissidents spoke of their hopes for democracy after the failure of the 1989 student protests that ended when the military intervened. “I feel that people around the world are getting more and more impatient with the communist regime. And I feel that people start to realise that they can no longer tolerate this regime,” said Wei Jingsheng, chairman of the Oversea Chinese Democracy Coalition. Also Read – ‘Hong Kong won’t rule out Chinese help over protests’The protests by students and workers demanding democratic changes and the eradication of corruption ended on June 4, 1989 when soldiers and tanks chased and killed demonstrators and onlookers in the streets leading to Tiananmen Square. The government still keeps a lid on what really happened and the number of dead. But estimates from academics, witnesses and human rights groups have put the figure between several hundred to over a thousand. In the years since, the country has grown more prosperous but the crackdown is seldom referred to by the government or in media and there’s little chance of public commemorations being held in the country.last_img read more

Top officials discuss issues related to JK bifurcation

first_imgNew Delhi: Union Home Secretary AK Bhalla held on Tuesday a review meeting over the implementation of the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act at the ministry office in the North Block, sources said.Top officials of other ministries were also present to discuss ways to carry forward the 85 Central government direct benefit transfer schemes in a better way. This happened to be the first formal such meeting by Bhalla on J&K after he took charge as home secretary. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’Reportedly, more than 15 secretaries of major central ministries and departments, including finance, agriculture, rural development, industries attended the meeting. Even NSA Ajit Doval’s report on the current situation in the valley was also discussed. However, sources in the ministry claimed that the division of assets and manpower were also the key areas of discussion as the two Union Territories – Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh will come into existence on October 31 of this year. Currently, the Presidential Rule is imposed there. Meanwhile, reportedly, the J&K administration has already set up three committees to work on the bifurcation of the state. A few teams of central officials have already visited Srinagar while some in the level of joint secretary and secretary are expected to travel to the Valley in the coming weeks.last_img read more

Three more confirmed measles cases brings total to eight in New Brunswick

first_imgSAINT JOHN, N.B. — Health officials in New Brunswick have three more confirmed cases of measles — bringing the total to eight cases in the Saint John area.Dr. Jennifer Russell, the province’s chief medical officer, says two of the new cases are linked to previous cases at Kennebecasis Valley High School, while the other case is related to a visit to the Emergency Department at the Saint John Regional Hospital.On Friday, public health officials issued a directive advising staff and students at the school that they must receive a measles booster shot if they want to continue working and studying at the school.Russell says measles is a highly contagious respiratory disease and vaccination is the best possible protection.Early symptoms of the virus may include fever, cough or tiny white spots in the mouth. Within three to seven days, a red rash will appear, first on the face and then spreading to the body, arms and legs.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

UN tourism chief unveils plan to step down early

13 June 2008The head of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) announced today that he is stepping down at the start of next year to ensure a smooth transition before the scheduled end of his final term in office. Francesco Frangialli, Secretary-General of the Madrid-based agency, told its Executive Council that membership of UNWTO had expanded to 153 States during his leadership, and more States are expected to join soon.He said his main achievements as Secretary-General included the creation of a universally accepted system to measure the impact on tourism on national economies, and the adoption of the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism to encourage responsible and sustainable tourism.Last year the number of international tourists worldwide climbed to 898 million arrivals, a 6 per cent jump on the previous year’s totals. Every major region experienced an above-average increase. read more

Basil meets Duminda and a top UNP MP

The talks focused on obtaining the support of the UNP MP for Mahinda Rajapaksa in Parliament. (Colombo Gazette) Former Economic Affairs Minister Basil Rajapaksa, tasked with brokering support for Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, met United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Parliamentarian and former Minister Duminda Dissanayake today.Duminda Dissanayake is said to be unhappy with working with Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa. However following the talks held today it is understood that Duminda Dissanayake had agreed to support Mahinda Rajapaksa in Parliament.Meanwhile, the Colombo Gazette learns that Basil Rajapaksa also had separate talks with a top United National Party (UNP) Parliamentarian. read more

Business confidence drives more record CV registrations

Highest ever rolling year at 391,070 units, up 7.6 per cent JanuaryCV registrations 26,233, up 4.6 per cent over 2004 Growth still based on medium to heavy van segment‘These figures show CV registrations still growing strongly after a record year, with light vans making the running as usual, ‘ said Christopher Macgowan, SMMT chief executive.   ‘We already think 2005 is going to be another memorable year for vans, trucks and buses, which is doubly good news as the CV market is also a very reliable indicator of the nation’s economic and business health.’ For more comment and analysis, click on the link belowDownloadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

UK weather Ice causes disruption across Britain as more freezing temperatures forecast

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. Braemar in Aberdeenshire was the coldest place overnight into Wednesday, with temperatures plummeting to minus 10.2C (13.6F).According to a Met Office spokesman, snow and sleet showers are likely to continue throughout Wednesday, pushing “southwards across parts of Scotland and into northern and then central England and Wales”.He added: “Sleet or snow falling on frozen surfaces is likely to form ice.”There will be a milder end to the week but the cold weather is forecast to return next week. Snowy and foggy conditions on Saddleworth Moor in the North EnglandCredit:PA Snowy and foggy conditions on Saddleworth Moor in the North England Commuters saw some journeys disrupted due to the freezing weather during the Wednesday morning rush-hour.Greater Anglia Rail told passengers that trains would run with speed restrictions between London and Cambridge, while some services were likely to be cancelled, delayed by up to 15 minutes or revised.Merseyrail said ice had prevented electricity from reaching the trains, which meant numerous services between Aintree and Ormskirk, Hooton and Ellesmere Port, and Hooton and Chester were cancelled.In Buckinghamshire, several schools closed because of the conditions. Snow and ice have caused rail delays and school closures and forecasters have warned of even colder weather ahead overnight across the UK.The Met Office said temperatures will drop further on Wednesday night, to as low as minus 7C (19.4F), with clear skies causing wet surfaces to “freeze quite readily”.The forecaster has issued its yellow severe ice warning for the south east, central and north of England as well as for Scotland from 6pm on Wednesday to 11am on Thursday.Temperatures struggled to reach much above freezing during the day on Wednesday.Central London saw its coldest day of the year as temperatures peaked at just 2.6C (36.7F) by 2.30pm, while Spadeadam in Cumbria was the coldest place during the day at minus 2.5C (27.5F) at 2pm. The spokesman said: “Saturday could be quite unsettled with potential for strong winds and rains.”As we go through Sunday we will see a return to similar conditions that we have at the moment. It will be colder again and then with that brings the risk of wintry showers and overnight ice.”It will quickly turn cold and showery again.” read more

US television transmits EHF Champions League

USA handball ← Previous Story EHF CL (Round 3): Barcelona “blew” Celje PL Next Story → EHF CL (Round 3): Five games – Five home wins EHF Marketing GmbH has signed a new deal in the United States, which will see the VELUX EHF Men’s Champions League aired to over 33 million homes.MHz Networks has entered into an agreement for the 2010/2011 season to show the “Match of the Week” from Europe’s premier club handball competition on their national MHz Worldview channel, with full commentary from the face and voice of, Tom O’Brannagain.The deal will include coverage of the biggest handball event of the season, the VELUX EHF FINAL4, to be played in Cologne, Germany on 28 and 29 May 2011.Managing Director of EHF Marketing GmbH, Peter Vargo, said: “We are delighted to be able to sign a TV agreement in the United States, which will enable us to showcase the high-scoring excitement of handball to this major market. We’re sure that the American viewing public will love watching the stars of the sport playing in the VELUX EHF Men’s Champions League.”Frederick Thomas, Chief Executive of MHz Networks, said: “MHz Networks and handball are perfect partners. The coverage from the VELUX EHF Men’s Champions League will certainly complement our premier international programming 24/7, which includes news, series, cinema, music and additional sports.”MHz Networks will show VELUX EHF Champions League matches at 4.00 PM ET on Saturdays and Sundays during the season. Coverage will begin immediately with the top clash of the third round between MKB Veszprem of Hungary and French side Montpellier Agglomeration HB to be shown on Saturday 9 October.2010 broadcast schedule (All games at 4 pm ET)9 October MKB Veszprem (Hungary) – Montpellier Agglomeration HB (France)17 October KS Vive Targi Kielce (Poland) – Rhein Neckar Löwen (Germany)21 November SG Flensburg-Handewitt (Germany) – HC Croatia Osiguranje Zagreb28 November HC Croatia Osiguranje Zagreb (Croatia) – SG Flensburg – Handewitt (Germany)5 December FC Barcelona Borges (Spain) – THW Kiel (Germany)Note: Match schedule is subject to change. 2011 Match of the Week schedule yet to be announced. A complete schedule of matches can be found at, the EHF’s online TV platform.About MHz WorldviewMHz Networks is an independent, non-commercial television broadcaster delivering international educational and arts programming and providing diverse cultural perspectives for a globally-minded audience.MHz Worldview, MHz Networks flagship channel, brings programming to globally-minded audiences in the US though affiliates, including cable, satellite and online. Serving the Washington, DC area’s 4.9 million residents with ten local broadcast channels, MHz Networks features programs from around the world on-air in more than 20 different languages.MHz Networks is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization with studio facilities in Falls Church, VA and at Washington, DC’s Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.About EHF Marketing GmbHEHF Marketing GmbH is the marketing arm and daughter-company of the European Handball Federation. The agency works closely with marketing and media partners, as well as with Europe’s leading clubs to realise the full potential of the sport on the international sports market. EHF Marketing GmbH is responsible for the marketing and media rights of the VELUX EHF Men’s Champions League and the EHF Women’s Champions League.source: read more

Google found guilty of copyright infringement in Oracles Android suit

first_imgThe first phase of Oracle’s lawsuit against Google came to a close today, and the jury has found in favor of Oracle, but only on one count. The case is complex, and even the copyright verdict just handed down could be nullified in a number of ways. If the ruling from today does stand, though, it could create a precedent going forward that puts many Java programmers in a tough spot.The jury found that Google did infringe on Oracle’s copyright by using the Java APIs in Android without a licence. Programmers come down on both sides of this issue, but APIs have so far been assumed to be free of copyright, or at least covered by fair use depending on implementation. An API is essentially an instruction that details how a system can be used and communicated with. Without APIs, you can’t really use Java.While the jury did find in favor of Oracle on this matter, it was unable to decide if Google’s use of the Java APIs constituted fair use. Additionally, there was no decision on whether or not some code snippets copied from Oracle’s Java documentation counted as infringement. Perhaps this might be irrelevant anyway because of the way Judge William Alsup has chosen to run the trial.The jury was instructed ahead of time, for the purposes of deliberation, to assume that APIs were copyrightable. This led to the ruling on API infringement, but it’s far from a sure thing. The judge will decide on the question of whether or not APIs can be copyrighted at a later date, which could nullify the verdict. Because the judge has turned back Oracle’s requests for “infringer’s profits” from those copied bits of code, Oracle might actually see very little in the way of damages if Alsup ultimately finds APIs not copyrightable.Oracle is after a piece of Google’s cash pile in this case, not to kill Android, and it’s looking increasingly like it might get some sort of payout (but maybe not as much as hoped). It would help Oracle’s bottom line in the short term, but copyright experts fear that if Oracle is seen as clamping down on Java, which is open source, that other programmers will shy away from using it.After the partial ruling, the judge chose to forge ahead into the patent phase of the case, which will surely set the internet on the warpath (you know how the internet loves software patents). Google has asked for a mistrial, and filings will be made to that effect later this week. Oracle will, of course, oppose it. Damages (if any) in the trial won’t even be worked out until after the patent questions have been explored, and that is likely to take much longer than the initial copyright phase. The situation is very fluid, and even though Google took a few bruises today, it might still win in the long run.via Groklawlast_img read more

Handson with the Oppo N1

first_imgIf you’ve ever wondered what a massive phone with a touch panel on the back and a quirky rotating camera looks like, Chinese manufacturer Oppo has you covered with their N1 smartphone.Huge. Gigantic. Monstrous. These are just a few of the words you’ll hear people use when they see you pull an Oppo N1 out of your pocket. Oppo has been making slow progress in getting the attention of a US audience, helped recently by a partnership with the CyanogenMod team and a very active social networking team.The Oppo N1 is their flagship phone with a major push towards unique hardware. The two things you’ll notice outside of the sheer height of the device is the touch panel on the back and the rotating camera that offers a single powerful sensor for rear and front facing photos.Oppo has done an amazing job making the phone feel nice and solid. It’s got a bit of weight to it, but it feels quite sturdy. The outer shell is coated so it grips just enough that you can try to hold it with one hand. This material is softer where the touch panels is on the back of the phone, making it possible to feel for the square as you try to navigate with one hand. The camera feels sturdy as well, it only moves when you really try to push it out of its standard position, and when you push it back it snaps into place with a satisfying click.Compared to the plastic feel of the LG G2 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Oppo has certainly achieved the nicest overall feel in this category of humongous smartphones.We’ll be spending some more time with this phone in the coming weeks, as well as the limited edition CyanogenMod variant of the handset. So far there’s very little not to like, outside of the lack of LTE due to this being a phone made for a country where LTE isn’t widely offered yet.[Image credit: Chris Sewell] VIEW PHOTO GALLERY OppoOppoOppoCameraOppo MotoN1last_img read more

Midnight Texas teases NYCC with a little mystery

first_img With the big-name properties taking up the larger stages around New York Comic Con, it can be easy to miss some of the lesser-known new series that debut at the show. Midnight, Texas filled up one of the small rooms on the first floor of the convention center to give curious fans a first look at NBC’s upcoming series.Despite the series not airing until next year, they were able to show us the full pilot episode. Based on the three-book series by Charlaine Harris (the Sookie Stackhouse/True Blood novels), Midnight, Texas centers on Manfred Bernardo, a psychic who can speak to ghosts. While his powers are actually real, actor Francois Arnaud says he doesn’t have complete control over them yet. Executive producer David Janollari added that he may have embellished his abilities in the past to make money. Now there are some people after him, and he flees to the town of Midnight, Texas to lay low.Fans of the books will be treated to storylines from all three books as well as some original stuff too. Writer and executive producer Monica Owusu-Breen says there are pieces of all three books in the pilot. As the show goes on, she’ll put Harris’s characters in all kinds of crazy situations, using their backstories from the novels to flesh them out.Peter Mensah as the vampire Lemuel Bridger in Midnight, Texas. (Photo: Screenshot via NBC)In the pilot, we were introduced to the supernatural inhabitants that make up Midnight. There’s a vampire (Peter Mensah) who can feed just by touching you (which conveniently doesn’t kill you), a powerful witch (Parisa Fitz-Henley), an angel and a reverend who mentions he won’t be around during the full moon. Don’t go thinking he’s an ordinary werewolf, though. Owusu-Breen revealed that we’d be seeing his were-tiger form in episode two.The characters have a lot going on, and after the pilot, I want to know more about them. I went in expecting some pulpy fun at most and came out genuinely interested in hanging out with these characters more. It’s like True Blood, only without the naked people.The pilot also introduced the big mystery of the first season. A former midnight resident and lover of Manfred’s landlord Bobo (Dylan Bruce) is found dead. Manfred tries to use his power to ask the deceased what happened, only to find out that when you summon the dead in Midnight, other folks tend to hitch a ride. Owusu-Breen promised the mystery will evolve “in a surprising way” and that at some point in the season, we’ll all think we have the answer… but we definitely will not.Whatever it turns out to be, we’ll have to wait a long time to find out. Midnight, Texas premieres in 2017. Kristen Gudsnuk Talks Inspirations and What Brought Henchgirl To LifeCosplay Gallery: New York Comic Con 2017, Part 2 Stay on targetlast_img read more

Video Adam Cole and the Brooklyn crowd after NXT TakeOver

first_imgFacebook Twitter Pinterest WALTER and Kassius Ohno set to compete at EVOLVE 135 and 136 Live Events Patriots Make Trade As Tight End Situation Falls Into Rough Shape Now Playing Up Next Brexit’s Impact on Gilts, the Pound and the U.K. Economy Now Playing Up Next Jakobi Meyers, Jarrett Stidham Shine As Patriots Crush Lions Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp WWE RAW Results – 8/26/19 (Sasha Banks in action, King of the Ring continues) Jamie Collins Comes Back To Gillette Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next WWE has posted a video clip after NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn 3 went off the air on Saturday night featuring Adam Cole along with Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly.As noted in our NXT TakeOver recap last night, the former ROH Champion made his NXT debut attacking new NXT Champion Drew McIntyre with Fish and O’Reilly.You can check out Cole interacting with the crowd last night below courtesy of WWE. Patriots Offense Shows Much Promise But Can Get Even Better Now Playing Up Next Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipBrexit’s Impact on Gilts, the Pound and the U.K. EconomyVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 3:00/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 19.24%0:02Remaining Time -2:58 FullscreenUp NextThis 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.Replay the list WWE NXT Results – 9/4/19 (Adam Cole defends the NXT Championship against Jordan Myles) Google+ Tom Keene Now Playing Up Nextlast_img read more