National County Sports Meet Day 1 Roundup

first_imgGroup I host county Nimba County and Sinoe County players walk to the pitch for the first football match at the Sanniquellie StadiumThe 2018/2019 edition of the National County Sports Meet over the weekend kicked off at four venues across the country with several exciting and boring results.In Sanniquellie, Nimba County where the official kickoff was done, defending football champions Montserrado County suffered a 1-2 defeat against pre-match underdogs Gbarpolu County.Gbarpolu took the lead in the early minutes through a header from Morris Fahnbulleh before Montserrado leveled the scores from the penalty spot through Mark Gibson to end the first half at 1-1.Upon resumption of the second half, the champions became more forceful in search for the winning goal, but Gbarpolu kept their defensive posture and later used a counter-attack to collect the entire three points after Fahnbulleh completed his brace.In the early fixture, host county Nimba failed to maintain their lead as Sinoe came from behind twice to settle it at 2-2 draw.When the scores were at 1-1 before the end of the first half, Nimba had an opportunity to go for the break with a one-goal lead, but striker Pee Weh had his penalty saved by goalkeeper George Patten.In kickball, Nimba and Montserrado counties were the victors after winning their respective matches.Nimba narrowly defeated Sinoe County 4-3, while Montserrado came from 2-0 to beat Gbarpolu 6-3.The group will return to action today with Gbarpolu going against Nimba in both football and kickball, while Sinoe will take on Montserrado in the two categories at the Sanniquellie sports stadium.Group IIOnly a single game was played in both football and kickball in the group due to three teams paired. Grand Gedeh and Maryland counties settled to a 1-1 draw at the Albert T. White Sports Stadium in Zwedru City, but there was a win for Grand Gedeh as their girls won 4-1 against Maryland girls.Grand Bassa County, who were out of action on day one of the tournament, will play their first match today against host county Grand Gedeh County in both football and kickball.In Group III, host county Margibi secured their first win in the group after pinning Lofa county 1-0 at the Nancy B. Doe Stadium in Kakata City. Abraham Kamara’s 55th-minute goal was the ultimate decider.It was a similar situation in the second group match after Grand Kru edgeD out Grand Cape Mount 1-0 through Lional Ciapha’s 90th-minute goal.In the kickball category, it was a tight competition in the two games. Margibi’s Touse Myers single point was the only victory in the game as Margibi defeated Lofa1-0.Later in the second kickball match, Grand Kru girls could not afford conceding a defeat after their boys stared on a winning note. They defeated Grand Cape Mount 2-1.In today’s fixtures, Lofa will go against Grand Cape Mount in both kickball and football at 11:00 AM and 4:00 PM respectively at the Nancy B. Doe sports stadium, while Grand Kru will face Margibi in the two categories at 12:00 PM and 4:00 PM respectively.Group IVBong and River Gee counties were the victorious sides at the C. H. Deway Sports Stadium in Tubmanburg city, in Bomi County after winning their respective games.River Gee had plenty to celebrate after their football and kickball teams won their games 3-1 and 4-1 respectively against Rivercess County.In the other group match, Bong did the same by defeating host county Bomi 2-1 in football and 5-4 in kickball.The four teams will enter their second round of matches today with the two winning sides Bong and Bomi going against each other, while the two losers from day-one Bomi and Rivercess will face each other in both football and kickball.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Gun discharges as father, stepfather scuffle

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! CANYON COUNTRY – A 34-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault and negligently firing a gun during a fight, a sheriff’s official said Wednesday. Everardo Alvarez got into a custody dispute with his child’s stepfather shortly before 11p.m. Tuesday in the 17700 block of Scherzinger Lane in Canyon Country, said Sgt. Darren Harris of the Santa Clarita sheriff’s station. During the fight, the stepfather suffered a serious cut on his head, and Alvarez’s gun was fired, although no one was hit, Harris said. Investigators are trying to determine whether Alvarez hit the stepfather with the butt of his gun and whether the gun was discharged during the struggle or in some other way, he said. Alvarez, who is being held in lieu of $30,000 bail, was booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and misdemeanor gross negligent firing of a gun, Harris said. The victim was hospitalized with wounds that are not life-threatening, Harris said. last_img read more

Dog, cat and rat add up to trouble

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! When Gregory Pike was told he had to have a busker’s permit for his strolling act, consisting of a rat riding on the back of a cat riding on the back of a dog, he figured it would be no big deal to get the $35 license. But Pike said that when he came out of City Hall in Santa Fe, N.M., with the itinerant vendor license, he walked into city animal-control officers who gave him citations for $500 because Booger, his Rottweiler-Labrador mix, and Kitty, the gray-and-black cat, had no tags proving they had their rabies shots and had been spayed or neutered. Pike also was not carrying the required poop bags. – Associated Presslast_img read more


first_imgA unique exhibition featuring many old photographs is taking place at Ballybofey’s Butt Hall.The exhibition celebrates 200 years of Donegal’s unique history and the relevance of local history for people living today and will run until mid June. The exhibition showcases Donegal County Archives’ many and varied archival collections. Nine panels are on display which are based around the following themes- Homesteads; Donegal Wains; Fun and Games; Days of Toil; Faith and Worship; Landlords and Tenants; Conflict; Local Democracy; Journeys in Time.The panels contain a brief history of the themes and are accompanied by images scanned from the County Archives’ many collections. Images include photographs, posters, leaflets, extracts from letters, registers, minute books and other items.Included in the exhibition are some of the photographs kindly loaned to the County Archives for the purpose of the exhibition. DONEGAL’S HISTORIC PAST FEATURED IN PHOTO EXHIBITION was last modified: May 17th, 2013 by StephenShare 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

Tailback: Winning trophy ‘amazing’

first_imgTime for a little remodeling at Heritage Hall. Some basic expansion is in order. At least break ground for a separate Heisman Trophy wing. Tailback Reggie Bush made the Heritage Hall lobby a tad more cramped Saturday when the living highlight reel was awarded USC’s record-tying seventh Heisman Trophy. The Heisman Trophy Committee should just drop the facade and relocate from New York to the University of Southern California campus, the award’s adopted home. Bush gave USC an unprecedented three Heisman winners in four years. Notre Dame is the only other school to produce seven winners, but it has had only one since 1964. USC didn’t start its run until Mike Garrett in 1965. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals The Trojans are now less Tailback U or Quarterback U than Heisman U. They should update the trophy and paint a little Trojan on the side of the running back’s helmet. Or just melt the whole thing and replace it with a mini Tommy Trojan. All that and now they have another unfair advantage. USC players will have to become nimble afoot just to traverse the Heritage Hall lobby and dodge the burgeoning trophy display. The most recognizable individual sports award in the country, and USC has turned it into a private affair. Saturday’s vote wasn’t even close. Much as he had all year, Bush ran away from the field. Left it dazzled and bewildered. He won all six regions and received a record 84.9 percent of the first-place votes. “This is amazing,” Bush said. “It’s truly an honor to be elected into this fraternity of Heisman winners. “To think I’ve been in college three years and this is the first time I’ve been invited to a fraternity.” A national fraternity that might as well adopt cardinal and gold as its official colors. Bush finished with 2,541 points, easily topping Texas quarterback Vince Young at 1,608 and USC quarterback Matt Leinart at 796. Leinart will have to make do with winning the Heisman last year. “The right guy won,” Leinart said. Bush, Leinart and Young appear to have gotten real cozy last week, navigating the country together on the college football awards circuit. They’ll take on different roles Jan. 4 when they lead their teams in the national championship game at the Rose Bowl. Then USC will be attempting to capture an unprecedented third consecutive national championship. “Unprecedented” and “USC,” they’re getting linked more often than Brad and Angelina. USC has won an amazing 34 consecutive games and its success as a team has reaped unparalleled – that’s another word for unprecedented – individual honors. Saturday’s Heisman hardly came as a surprise. Bush did the superhuman bit this season. Every time he touched the ball, people held their breaths. He could accelerate, stop on a blade of grass, and then accelerate again. Maybe like no one before him. By the season’s end, he was drawing comparisons to NFL greats Gale Sayers, Barry Sanders and Marshall Faulk. Only a junior, Bush said he will decide after the Rose Bowl whether to declare for the NFL draft or return for his senior year, as Leinart unexpectedly did last season. “Matt, your decision to come back has changed my life,” Bush said in accepting the Heisman at the Nokia Theater in New York. Most expect Bush to enter the NFL draft and go as the No. 1 overall pick, which Leinart probably would have been last year if he’d come out early. Now he’s probably at least No. 2 behind Bush. Leinart watched Carson Palmer start USC’s current Heisman domination when he won the award in 2003. This is only the third time in the 71 years of the Heisman that teammates captured the award in consecutive seasons. Bush captured the public’s imagination this season – not just by what he did, but the way he did it. He had style, was sensational, seemed to defy simple laws of gravity. He was electrifying, fun to watch. A talent difficult to take your eyes from, almost difficult to believe. The award had gone to quarterbacks the past five years, and would have this year if the explosive Bush hadn’t blown by everyone in his final two games. After his name was announced as this year’s winner, he turned and hugged his stepfather, mother and brother. At the podium, he battled tears thanking his stepfather. He thanked his offensive line, Leinart and head coach Pete Carroll and his assistants. He called USC “my second family,” and then held his Heisman Trophy high overhead. It was a celebration, a declaration and a warning. Make room at Heritage Hall; more is coming. Steve Dilbeck’s column appears in the Daily News four times a week. He can be reached at 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Virgin rebadges extra legroom seats

first_imgVIRGIN Australia has rebadged its Extra Legroom product as Economy Space + and added new options to make it more enticing to passengers.Passengers who shell out as little $10 one-way for the new product on domestic flights will receive priority boarding, at least 25 per cent more legroom in exit or first row seats along with “preferred” overhead lockers.A spokeswoman said the preferred lockers would likely be badged but customers taking the new option would also get early access because of the priority boarding.Choosing the option on short-haul international flights gets access to dedicated check-in facilities and  a more expansive flagship package on the airline’s long-haul Boeing 777-300ERs starts at $50 one-way.In addition to exit rows, the long-haul product is available in five rows of Economy Space + seating in a secluded cabin area behind premium economy. It also includes premium noise cancelling headphones and a guaranteed first meal choice.The price will vary by route, market, fare type and time of purchase with the long-haul option costing as much as $165 one way for last minute travellers booking within six days of departure. The option will appear as an extra during the booking process and will be cheaper for those booking further ahead. Passengers can also use Velocity points.The move follows overseas trends to boost revenue by offering passengers extras for which they are willing to pay and comes as Virgin is changing its fare structure.Virgin is expanding its ticket options from September 7 in a new “Fares For You’’ structure but unlike US airlines, it is not remove existing domestic flight entitlements such as complimentary baggage, food and entertainment.“We believe Economy Space+ provides great value and will be very popular with travellers in the main cabin,” said Virgin Australia chief commercial officer Judith Crompton.last_img read more

Ancient toolmakers’ fiery secret

first_imgHeat-treated silcrete (right) anduntreated silcrete (left).(Image: Kyle Brown, SACP4) MEDIA CONTACTS • Lynne CableDepartment of Archaeology, UCT+27 21 650 2353• Curtis MareanInstitute of Human Origins, ASU+1 480 727 6580 USEFUL LINKS• SACP4• Science• University of Cape Town• Institute of Human Origins, ArizonaState UniversityJanine ErasmusNew evidence has emerged that 72 000 years ago ancient Southern Africans used pyrotechnology, or the controlled use of fire, to make stone tools.This pushes back the earliest signs of heat treatment by at least 45 000 years and signals a breakthrough in human evolution, researchers say.The results of research carried out by an international team of scientists from the universities of Arizona, Liverpool, New South Wales, Bordeaux, Wollongong, and Cape Town were published in the journal Science in mid-August 2009.Studies were carried out at Pinnacle Point, a sea cave in the cliffs near Mossel Bay on South Africa’s southern Cape coast. Signs of occupation show that the first inhabitants arrived at the site 164 000 years ago.Kyle Brown, an archaeology doctorate student at Cape Town University whose research focuses on experimentally replicating ancient tools, was the study leader and the paper’s chief author.Brown is also a director at the South African Coast Paleoclimate, Paleoenvironment, Paleoecology, Paleoanthropology Project (SACP4), located at Pinnacle Point.Tool makingOver the course of his research, Brown noticed that many ancient arrowheads and other implements found at the site were made of silcrete, a conglomerate of gravel and sand cemented by silica.Ancient inhabitants of the time used the technique of flaking, or hitting one piece of rock with another to chip off sharp flakes, to make spearheads or meat-cutting implements. The smaller of the two pieces so produced is the flake, while the larger one is the core. The core may be used again to produce more flakes until it is completely reduced.Wishing to reproduce the tools, the researchers tried to locate the silcrete’s source but, said Brown, they could not find any that matched the fine-grained, reddish implements they found at the site.The idea of heat treatment was sparked by their fortunate discovery of a large piece of silcrete, almost 10cm in diameter, embedded in ash.This chunk, said Brown, looked “like it had been accidentally lost in a fire pit”. Then the idea of heat treatment occurred, and the team began to test the silcrete in fires, burying stones in the sand and building a fire on top, keeping it going for hours at a time.After some experimentation, according to the Science report, they were able to make exact replicas of the glossy, reddish implements found in the Pinnacle Point cave.But heat-treated tools were no accident. It took the team a long time to find the right recipe, which called for between 20kg and 40kg of hardwood, and a firing time of around 30 hours with the stone item buried under the coals. It took a lot of planning for ancient people to successfully complete this process, said Brown.Further tests were needed to substantiate the theory. These included archaeomagnetic analysis, which works on the fact that heating changes the stone’s magnetic polarity; optically stimulated luminescence dating, which measures the time since material containing crystalline structures was heated or exposed to sunlight; and maximum gloss, which measures reflectance of the surface.Evolutionary breakthroughThe research team views the development of controlled heat treatment as a breakthrough in human evolution.Heat treatment is a behaviour traditionally associated with the Upper Palaeolithic epoch (45 000 – 10 000 years ago), but Pinnacle Point features only a large Middle Palaeolithic (300 000 – 30 000 years ago) occupation. The Palaeolithic era is distinguished by the development of the first stone tools.Skilfully using heat to modify stone required a cognitive link between improved flaking qualities and other changes in the material, and fire. This could indicate that complex thinking may have developed earlier than previously thought.“These early modern humans commanded fire in a nuanced and sophisticated manner,” said Brown. “This is the beginnings of fire and engineering, the origins of pyrotechnology, and the bridge to more recent ceramic and metal technology.”Even more exciting are indications that heat treatment could have begun at Pinnacle Point at the same time that people moved in – that is, 164 000 years ago.According to the study, the earliest signs of heat treatment of stone were previously seen in Europe, and no later than 25 000 years ago.“We push this back at least 45 000 years,” said project director and co-author Curtis Marean, a paleoanthropologist with Arizona University’s Institute of Human Origins in the US, “and perhaps 139 000 years, and place it on the southern tip of Africa at Pinnacle Point.”Other significant behaviours discovered at Pinnacle Point include the harvesting of shellfish for food, and the use of ochre pigment for personal adornment.The paper concludes that such an early expression of cognitive ability in technology gives further impetus to the theory that the southern tip of Africa is the origin of modern humans’ genetic lineage.Modern humans appeared between 100 000 and 200 000 years ago in Africa, leaving the continent about 50 000 years ago for the cooler climates of Europe and Asia. The Neanderthals living there at the time died out eventually, leaving modern humans to populate the northern and southern continents.Marean said their discovery provides a reasonable explanation for the rapid spread of modern humans over their new domain. “They were masters of fire and heat and stone, a crucial advantage as these tropical people penetrated the cold lands of the Neanderthal.”Marean goes on to describe the Pinnacle Point team as a leader in revealing the process of how humans developed into the species they are today.last_img read more


first_imgGoing into the final round would give Chawrasia a sense Going into the final round would give Chawrasia a sense of deja vu as he had a similar two-stroke cushion ahead of Bangladeshs Siddikur Rahman last year with Anirban a good seven strokes behind. But fortunes fluctuated on the final day as Chawrasia sunk with a 76 and Anriban forced a play-off after carding 69 and eventually won the title with a birdie. “Honestly, the Hero Indian Open is a very important tournament for me and for sure I want to win it because I have finished second over here four times,” Chawrasia said. “My next goal is to play in the Olympics, so if I manage to win over here, I will make it to the team,” he signed off. Despite bringing a blemish-free 68, his best card of the week, Lahiri was frustrated to miss chances in the back nine. “It was a good round but I am disappointed with my back nine. It was frustrating that I could not get as many birdies as I would have wanted. A lot of chances went abegging. I didnt putt too well, missed 10 to 20 feet putts at least 6 or 7. I missed a green but I am happy that I didnt drop a shot today,” he said. “The front nine is faster than the back nine as in the afternoon the grass grows and it doesnt roll as much. I could have shot a couple of shots better but I have put myself with a chance. Lets see how it goes tomorrow. Traditionally, leaders dont hit high scores on the final day. “If the wind is down and it is dead calm tomorrow then it will be difficult to shot say nine under or catch the leader. I dont expect the leader to go back, I cant control how others play or how the weather behaves, I know that I have to putt better to make a dent tomorrow,” Lahiri added. PTI ATK CM CMadvertisementlast_img read more

Forget Samsung Galaxy S8. At Rs 38,990 LG G6 is the phone to buy this season

first_imgConsumer Reports data may suggest that the Samsung Galaxy S8+ (and Galaxy S8) is the top smartphone of the year, but, come to think of it, it’s the LG G6 that you should totally buy this season. Provided you’re in India. This is because LG is now offering its flagship phone, the G6, at a price as low as Rs 38,990 via Amazon India, provided you’re an Amazon Prime subscriber. The LG G6, to recall, was launched here at a price of Rs 51,990 in April. With the offer in place, prospective buyers can get their hands on the G6 at Rs 13,000 discount, which is fairly substantial to say the least.The G6 is LG’s best phone ever. In fact, it’s safe to say, that it’s among the best flagship Android phones in the market right now. It may not look as good as Samsung’s Galaxy S8, but, that’s not really what LG’s phone is going after. For the first time in a very long time, LG is chasing practicality. With the G6 it has achieved most of it. Without compromising on gimmicks.At Rs 38,990, there’s even more to like about the G6, now more than ever. Take a look at what it brings to the table. The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, meanwhile, cost Rs 57,900 and Rs 64,900 respectively.Design and build qualityThe LG G6 is carved out of glass and metal. And it feels solid. While the rear of the G6 is carved out of Corning’s Gorilla Glass 5, the display on the front has a healthy dose of Gorilla Glass 3. What’s important, at the end of the day, is that the LG G6 is built like a tank. The G6 is built to last long with bending resistant materials and shock-dispersing design, according to LG. It has passed Military-grade MIL-STD 810G tests which include 26 different angle drop tests from chest height, it claims. It’s quite reassuring, the G6.advertisementWhile its closest rival, the Samsung Galaxy S8 takes great pride in its gorgeous curves, the G6 takes a flat minimalist approach. LG’s phone is as flat as they come, and also it has sharp corners that are a little raised out so the phone could bear accidental drops and come out unscathed. Samsung’s Galaxy S8 doesn’t look like it could take a beating. LG’s phone is a lot more practical in comparison.Next to Samsung’s phone the G6 feels rather chunky, but, only marginally. It is as slim as Samsung’s phone though. The flat surface and sharp edges ensure it sticks to your hand and stays put, but then, the Galaxy S8 is an ergonomic marvel as well in spite of all those extra curves. It is super-glossy and a fingerprint magnet. But, so is the Galaxy S8. Only it takes me a lot longer to wipe LG’s phone. I really don’t like that, but, that’s a small price you pay for an all-glass and metal design. What really concerns me, however, is that the rear of the G6 is extremely prone to scratches. It may survive a fall or two, but, it will most definitely leave a mark.The LG G6, in addition, is also IP68-certified for water and dust resistance.Performance and user experienceThe LG G6 is powered by a 2.35GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor clubbed with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal memory which is further expandable by up to 256GB via a hybrid micro-SD card slot. While not exactly next-gen, the Snapdragon 821 inside the G6 when combined with LG’s Android 7.0 Nougat-based UX 6.0 doesn’t leave a lot to be desired unless of course you’re someone who’s hard pressed about paper specs and say, “a Snapdragon 835 would have been nicer.” You’re better off buying the Samsung Galaxy S8 in that case. The LG G6 isn’t the one for you.But, if you’re willing to give the G6 a chance, well, there’s not a lot really to complain about LG’s new phone as far as all-round performance is concerned. The G6 has absolutely no trouble whatsoever in dealing with tasks, both basic and hard-grinding. Graphical games are handled well, with no lag at all, even at maxed out settings.LG’s UX software may not be the best looking in the business — in fact it’s ugly and cluttered — but at least it’s well optimised with the available hardware.LG’s new phone gives you a spring board of apps and widgets spanning multiple home screens much like it is in the iPhone to begin with. There’s a way around LG’s approach to bring back the app drawer for those who like a more stock Android look and feel. That it can be done without deploying any third-party themes is a plus. You can either use the pre-installed EasyHome theme or download and install the Home 4.0 launcher from its app store.advertisementLG’s UX may take some time getting used to initially but once you’re through that phase it’s pretty much a smooth ride. The software also offers a lot of customisation options, which should impress those who like to tailor-make the way their phone looks.The mono speaker setup on the G6 gets very loud, louder than most rival phones with little or no distortion at peak volume. The LG G6 India model also comes with a Hi-Fi quad DAC for enhanced audio via any wired headphones.The 3,300mAh battery inside the G6 lasts longer than the Samsung Galaxy S8 which frankly speaking has pretty disappointing battery life. Most users with a more generalised usage should get at least one full day of usage on single charge. The G6, needless to say, also supports fast charging. The India model doesn’t support wireless charging though.CameraThe LG G6 comes with a dual camera system on the rear, consisting of two 13-megapixel sensors — offering a 125-degree wide angle — with one working ‘specifically’ to offer the wider field of view. The rear camera system is further assisted with f/1.8 aperture, 3-axis Optical Image Stabilisation, phase detection auto-focus and dual-LED flash. On the front, the G6 sports a 5-megapixel camera with f/2.2 aperture.In the LG G6, while one of the rear cameras has what you can call a regular lens, the other one has a wider lens. A wider lens means the phone’s rear snapper can cover a larger area with a distinct fish-eye effect on the edges. It kind of gives you a 3D-like panorama sweep of what you’re clicking without having you to move your phone in a certain manner.Switching between the two lenses happens seamlessly with just a tap on a toggle that rests comfortably on the screen all the while that you have the camera app up and running. It’s actually quite fast to switch and is as fast to focus and shoot.As for image quality, it’s fantastic especially in good light. Both the rear cameras boast of excellent dynamic range. Images clicked with them have no visible metering issues so that level of detail stays put on almost all occasions. The image quality of the wider lens toting camera is more or less in the same league as the regular, but it more than compensates for its hit-or-miss performance courtesy its wider scope.The G6 can stand toe to toe with the best in the business, when it comes to low-light photography. The G6 clicks pretty detailed — if a little over-sharpened — photos in tricky and low light situations making it one of the best flagship camera phones in the market right now.Full Vision displayThe USP of the G6 is its ‘big screen that fits.’ The phone comes with ridiculously slim bezels allowing the display to take up over 80 per cent of its front side: a concept also seen in Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are however a lot more curvier in comparison, and also they offer more screen-to-body ratio — an 83 per cent — than LG’s phone.advertisementThe 5.7-inch QHD+ 18:9 Full Vision display of the G6 boasts of a 2,880×1,400 pixel resolution. Although there’s lots of screen it’s no match for the Galaxy S8’s super-punchy Super AMOLED display panel. Colours on-board the G6 appear muted in comparison. But, viewing angels are quite good, so is peak brightness.The G6, however, has one ace up its sleeve in the display department. It is the world’s first smartphone to support Dolby Vision (and HDR 10) for enhanced videos, a feature which was until now limited to high-end TVs.Dolby Vision content is less for now, although, Netflix and Amazon Prime do offer a good catalog. But, because the LG G6 has an 18:9 aspect ratio — instead of the regular 16: 9 — a lot of that content (in fact all of it) is going to broadcast in letter-box format which means black bars on either side. Force to fit might result in frame rate issues and content chopping here and there.Content suitable for the G6’s unusual aspect ratio is even lesser than content that supports Dolby Vision. The same is true for games as well. Web pages should work fine though. LG has a nifty way around the whole thing though. The G6 comes with something called as App Scaling that lets you manually adjust the screen size of downloaded apps. You can chose to run them in standard or full screen format. Then again, every app will respond differently since not all apps support 18:9 yet.Also Read: LG G6 review: The dark horselast_img read more

Not Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara is the prized wicket for Josh Hazelwood

first_imgSpinner Nathan Lyon’s prized wicket of Virat Kohli for 17 triggered scenes of jubilation but Australia paceman Josh Hazlewood said the India talisman was not Australia’s singular focus.”No definitely not. I probably see [Cheteshwar] Pujara as the big wicket as far as when I’m bowling, the glue that holds them together I think. He’s batted the most balls this series and scored nearly the most runs.”I see Pujara as a big wicket and Ajinkya Rahane as well. So the Nos. 3, 4, 5 as the key wickets and we see it a bit unstable in the other parts of the order. Certainly not all the focus is on Virat Kohli,” Hazlewood told reporters at the end of fourth day’s play in the Perth Test.Chasing an improbable target of 287 for a win, India crawled to 112 for 5 at the close of play on Day, with Hanuma Vihari 24 not out and Rishabh Pant unbeaten on nine.India need 175 runs to take a 2-0 lead in the four-match series, Australia need 5 wickets to go on level terms.Hazlewood said Australia would not celebrate an expected victory prematurely.”It has been a long time between drinks but there is a lot of work to be done tomorrow [Tuesday],” he said. “We just have to stay disciplined and patient. There is enough there in the wicket, we just have to hit the right areas.”Hazlewood said Paine had grown as a leader since assuming the captaincy from the suspended Steve Smith.”I think he is getting more confident,” he said. “He is an experienced player and he keeps things calm and doesn’t get too flustered.”advertisementEven though emotions frayed, Hazlewood denied there was ill-feeling between the teams.”I think it was all good fun, it’s quite competitive out there as you know and there’s going to be words from time to time but it was all in good spirit,” Hazlewood said.”I don’t think we read too much into it, we go about our work as we see fit and the Indians can do what they like. We control what we control and our behaviour is what we control. We’ll worry about that and let everything else take care of itself.”Australia seek to end a barren six-Test run and provide Tim Paine with his first triumph as skipper.(With inputs from Reuters)Also Read | Virat Kohli best batsman but world’s worst-behaved player: Naseeruddin ShahAlso Read | Prithvi Shaw ruled out of Test series in Australia, Mayank Agarwal named replacementAlso Read | Hardik Pandya to join Team India in Australia, likely to play Boxing Day Testlast_img read more