Sony unveils mid-tier Xperia

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 21 MAR 2017 HomeDevicesNews Sony unveils mid-tier Xperia Devices KDDI leans heavily on Samsung in expanded 5G range Author Steve Costello Previous ArticleT-Mobile US CTO says merger would benefit Sprint subsNext ArticleApple updates iPad, pitches model on price Sony announced a new mid-tier smartphone, Xperia L1, which it said offers “a large 5.5-inch HD display and fluid performance, all at an accessible price point”.The device has a workmanlike feature set: the display is 720p HD; it is powered by a quadcore 1.5GHz MediaTek chip; features 2GB of RAM and 16GB of onboard storage (with microSD slot). It sports a 13MP main and 5MP front cameras.Xperia L1 features Sony’s Xperia Actions engine, to “responsively adapt device settings and functionality to your surroundings.” It also offers a ‘Smart Cleaner’, which works in the background to ensure maximum power is available at all times – removing unused processes and cached data.The smartphone is said to have a recognisable Sony design, with a seamless rounded frame.Xperia L1 launches across “select markets” in Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia, North America and Latin America from late April 2017. It will be available in black and white, with a pink version for some markets.center_img Tags Sony launches compact 5G Xperia Sony optimistic of mobile gains Steve works across all of Mobile World Live’s channels and played a lead role in the launch and ongoing success of our apps and devices services. He has been a journalist…More Read more Related SonyXperialast_img read more

Cut Line: To play or not to play?

first_imgGolf began its countdown to the 2016 Olympics this week with plenty of talk about gold medals, while the PGA Tour seems to be missing a golden opportunity to make the Presidents Cup more competitive. Made Cut Olympic effort. Wednesday marked exactly one-year until the opening ceremony and golf’s return to the Olympics for the first time in 112 years. Officials celebrated the occasion with a media tour of New York City and a press conference at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational with a few potential Olympic golfers. “It’s been good for the game of golf worldwide,” said Henrik Stenson, who currently leads the Swedish contingent in the Olympic Golf Rankings. “We’ve seen a lot more support in some emerging markets around the world for golf. With it being an Olympic sport, that really makes a difference in a lot of places.” There are still hurdles for golf’s Olympic organizers (see Adam Scott item below), but after a rocky introduction that included concerns over the golf course and the format, the conversation has finally turned to the competition and what that will mean long after the medals are awarded. 11th hour heroics. Mired in perhaps his worst year on the PGA Tour, Graeme McDowell opened with a 4-under 66 on Thursday at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. It matched G-Mac’s lowest round of the year on Tour and the timing couldn’t have been better with the Northern Irishman languishing at 159th on the FedEx Cup point list with just two regular-season events remaining. Lee Westwood, currently No. 114 on the season-long list, also helped his chances with an opening 68, as did Victor Dubuisson (68), who is currently outside the top 200 in the FedEx Cup standings. The Tour’s post-season experiment continues to search for an identity during much of the year, but the excitement transcends traditional sporting boundaries when it comes to a genuine playoff push. Made Cut-Did Not Finish (MDF) Feeling the Rors. For three days now Rory McIlroy has been spoon feeding his fans a steady diet of social media tidbits as the golf world awaits word on whether the world No. 1 will play next week’s PGA Championship. Following a series of tweets and Instagram posts the last few days – posts that ranged from pictures of him working out to a snapshot of his plane headed to the United States – all signs point to McIlroy being in the field at Whistling Straits for the season’s final major championship. “He’s progressing well through rehabilitation,” Sean O’Flaherty, a member of McIlroy’s management team, told Cut Line. Despite the Ulsterman’s social media updates, it does seem to be a bit of a mixed message if, and that appears to be a big if, he chooses not to play the PGA. Tweet of the week: pic.twitter.com/Ko0LX9mEo7— Rory Mcilroy (@McIlroyRory) August 7, 2015 Straits and narrow. While there remains over 1,000 bunkers at Whistling Straits and they will all be considered bunkers for next week’s PGA Championship, just as they were in 2010 when the championship was played at the Pete Dye design, they will not all be in play next week. Specifically the bunker down the right side of the 18th hole, the same hazard where Dustin Johnson grounded his club during the final round in 2010, will only be “partially” in play. “The actual bunker that Dustin was in, part of the bunker is still visible but some of it is indeed covered with a structure,” PGA chief championships officer Kerry Haigh told Cut Line via an e-mail this week. “There still remains a lot of bunkers not covered and in play.” Haigh said the PGA built more grandstands and brought “many parts of the championship infrastructure on to the golf course with views of golf holes or Lake Michigan.” As a public service reminder, the bunkers that do remain uncovered at Whistling Straits are still bunkers. That is all. Missed Cut Wrestling with Rio. To be clear, Adam Scott is one of the game’s most forthright and well-spoken stars and it seems the Australian has come by his opinion regarding golf’s return to the Olympics after much thought. That said, Scott’s decision to dig in regarding the Games seems shortsighted. This week Scott told the Australian Associated Press that, “it’s absolutely a possibility I won’t go [to the Olympics] as it is not a priority in my schedule.” Scott went a step further, calling golf’s return to the Olympics a “fun exhibition” and explaining, “[An Olympic medal] is nothing I have ever dreamed of having and it really doesn’t have any significance for golf.” Few, if any, would argue that the ultimate accomplishment in golf is a major championship, but it is baffling how Scott seems to have overlooked the impact a gold medal can have not only on a career but to an entire country. Presidential problems. International Presidents Cup captain Nick Price remains optimistic that the Tour, and specifically commissioner Tim Finchem, will agree to a requested format change for this year’s matches. Price, along with former captain Greg Norman and Ernie Els, have been lobbying Finchem to decrease the number of team matches to something closer to the Ryder Cup format, but the Tour has been surprisingly slow to respond. “[U.S. Presidents Cup captain Jay Haas] says winning never gets old. Losing certainly does,” Price said this week. “Just looking at the record of the Presidents Cup, we’re 1-9-1. I think all of us on the team feel that a points change would really make it more exciting and more competitive.” Price said he planned to meet with Finchem this week at Firestone and was hopeful the Tour would agree with his requested changes. While Price’s optimism is encouraging, it would appear that the longer the Tour takes to make a decision the more likely it is they will stick with the status quo.last_img read more

Philco and Gevatrans transport transformer

first_imgPhilco International handled the logistics and transport operations for the cargo at its origin in Ris Orangis, France. The consignment comprised of three crates, the highest of which was over 4.71 m. The main body of the transformer was transported on a 40 ft flatrack, while the spare parts were transported in a 40 ft high cube container and shipped as outsize and overweight ocean freight.Philco’s scope of work included collecting the cargo from the shipper’s premises, loading, lashing and securing all of the oversized cargo, multimodal shipment by truck, and seafreight. It also handled export Customs clearance at the Port of Le Havre.Gevatrans handled the shipment upon arrival at Piraeus Port in Athens, transferring the crates to lowbed trailers for the 150 km overland transport to Agios Nikolaos Voiotias.Philco International is a member of the Connecta Airfreight Network in France, while Gevatrans is a member of the Pangea Logistics Network. www.philcointl.comwww.gevatrans.grwww.connecta-network.comwww.pangea-network.comlast_img read more

Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby has NHL’s best-selling jersey

first_imgIn this March 24, 2017, file photo, Pittsburgh Penguins’ Sidney Crosby plays in an NHL hockey game against the New York Islanders, in Pittsburgh. Crosby might be playing the best hockey of his career, a scary thought for the rest of the NHL. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File) NEW YORK (AP) — Sidney Crosby has the best-selling jersey in the NHL for the first time since the 2013-14 season.The league announced Wednesday that shop.NHL.com sales show the Pittsburgh Penguins captain leading the Chicago Blackhawks’ Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews for the most popular jersey this season.Toronto Maple Leafs rookie Auston Matthews makes his NHL debut on the list at No. 4, followed by New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist.The league says sales of NHL merchandise on shop.NHL.com during the 2016-17 regular season were up 14 percent year-over-year, while jersey sales rose 11 percent during the same period.___More AP NHL: apnews.com/tag/NHLhockey,NEW YORK (AP) — Sidney Crosby has the best-selling jersey in the NHL for the first time since the 2013-14 season.The league announced Wednesday that shop.NHL.com sales show the Pittsburgh Penguins captain leading the Chicago Blackhawks’ Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews for the most popular jersey this season.Toronto Maple Leafs rookie Auston Matthews makes his NHL debut on the list at No. 4, followed by New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist.The league says sales of NHL merchandise on shop.NHL.com during the 2016-17 regular season were up 14 percent year-over-year, while jersey sales rose 11 percent during the same period.___More AP NHL: apnews.com/tag/NHLhockeylast_img read more

Pumas into grand final

first_imgBy JARROD POTTER PAKENHAM Pumas’ extraordinary summer baseball story has one chapter left to write in 2016 after a sensational…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Billy wants cash

first_imgBy Tania MartinPUFFING Billy is calling for a $15 million State Government cash injection over the next five years to…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Galway Senior Hurling Team Named

first_img Galway Bay FM Sport The Galway Senior Hurling Team to face Westmeath in the Leinster Quarter Final has been named. Forward 60 seconds Galway Bay FM Sport Galway Senior Hurling Team Named Galway Bay FM Sport The Galway team is as follows…Colm CallinanJohnny CoenJohn HanburyFergal MoorePadraig MannionDathai BurkeAidan HarteDavid Burke (Captain)Davy GlennonShane MaloneyJoseph CooneyJoe CanningConor WhelanCathal MannionJason Flynnprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Galway Senior Hurling Team Named Forward 60 seconds 更多 Back 15 seconds Currently Playing Audio Playerhttps://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/sports.podcast/Galway+team+Named.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Galway Senior Hurling Team Named Sean Walsh with the details Back 15 secondslast_img read more

Killester join Templeogue at the top of the table while Killorglin cause the upset…

first_imgKeane’s SuperValu Killorglin got back to winning ways in style in Kerry on Saturday evening as they ran out 81-79 point winners over UCC Demons in a thriller. Having led proceedings for most of the game, Killorglin were up 43-34 at half time, and pushed this lead out to 15 points going into the last, 65-50.  However, the experience of Demons showed down the stretch with Colin O’Reilly and Brandon Watts hitting some big scores to ensure the game was in the melting pot and, with 42 seconds on the clock they brought it back to a two-point game, before tying proceedings with less than three seconds to go. Killorglin got the all important final two points before the end of regulation to see home a memorable win.Speaking afterwards, Killorglin boss Ignas Sijanas stated: “Tonight’s game was a fantastic advertisement for basketball. We played really well tonight, but Demons just kept coming back on us. We’re delighted with the win and are really looking forward to Tralee now next week.”Elsewhere, DCU Saints eased home to a 91-71 point win over Maree at the university on Saturday evening. Mike Bonaparte, Tariq Guebaili and Martins Provizors put in solid displays for the Dubliners as they drove into an early 23-6 point lead at the end of the first and saw off some late Maree pressure to bring home the win. Reflecting on the clash, Saints’ head coach Joey Boylan said: “I’m very happy with the win, it’s a nice way to go into the New Year and it was a big win for us as it sees us take another step up the table. I thought our defence especially in the first quarter was really really good which helped our offense. Hopefully that keeps going for next week now.”C and S Neptune and Garvey’s Tralee Warriors dished up an absolute thriller in Cork in the final Super League game of the weekend, with nothing separating the sides from very early on. Neptune trailed by six points going in at half time but, by the end of the third, Tralee’s lead was cut back to just one point (68-69) heading into the last. A nail-biting fourth quarter ensued before Warriors finally edged a bit of breathing space on the scoring at the death to win out by three, 92-95. Tralee’s Pat Price stated afterwards: “Tonight was a hard-earned win. Neptune are the league’s most-improved team and a win on the road is a great way to start the second half of the season.”A big Limerick derby was one of the highlights of the weekend in the Men’s Division One as Limerick Celtics hosted LIT on Saturday night in a hugely-anticipated game.The game lived up to all expectations and produced huge excitement as it was won by LIT on a buzzer-beating three pointer, with Conal Broderick the hero of the hour for the visitors with his long-range effort seeing them home to a 92-94 point victory.Indeed, it was LIT who had the better of the opening exchanges, driving into a 36-51 point lead at half time, thanks to good scoring from EgidijusBaksys, Matt Scamuffo and Broderick, but Celtics were not going down without a fight and by the end of the third, the gap was back to just four points teeing up a thrilling final quarter. A 31-point display from Celtics’ John Galvin coupled with 25 points from Shane O’Connell looked like they were going to help see the hosts home to glory and, with four seconds to play, Galvin kept his cool from the free throw line to put Celtics ahead by a point. Broderick was not letting the game go that easily though and his three-point shot just before the buzzer saw LIT win the game by two.“I’m so delighted with the win,” said a thrilled LIT coach, Mike Hickey afterwards.“It was a highly competitive game and it was a great way for us to finish 2018 with a win on the buzzer!“We have been working really hard at developing this newly-formed LIT team, and are now reaping the rewards of our efforts. We have a great group of players and management. We’ve performed really well in our last two games and we fully intend to learn and build on these two positive performances. We’re really looking forward to our games in 2019.”Staying in Limerick and UL Sports Eagles also secured the win on Saturday night, running out 74-57 point winners over WIT Vikings. Tarchee Brown was the stand out on the night for Eagles once more, finishing the game on 27 points, and a big 12-point game from underage international star, Nate Moore and a solid display from Diarmuid O’Shea saw Eagles home to victory in the end.Speaking afterwards, head coach, Matt Hall was happy to get the win: “I’m really happy to get the win, and while our performance wasn’t great, it’s good to end the year on a high. It’s great for this young team to get another win on the board and make all their hard work worthwhile.”Elsewhere, DBS Éanna remain unbeaten at the top of the northern conferenceafter running out comprehensive 123-50 point winners over Gamefootage.net Titans on Saturday evening thanks to a 39-point display from Stefan Zecevic and 21 points from Joshua Wilson.Tradehouse Central Ballincollig also head into 2019 unbeaten this season, as they ran out dominant 70-104 point winners over Portlaoise Panthers late on Sunday afternoon.Ej Sligo All Stars secured a massive home win against Abbey Seals Dublin Lions on Saturday evening meanwhile, edging the visitors 80-77 at the final buzzer.  A superb game between the two sides saw nothing between them right down to the final seconds, but 26 points from Zack Yonda, coupled with a combined 29-point game from Tobi Brockmann and Connor McClenaghan saw Sligo win out by three in the end.KUBS secured a big home win on Saturday evening, winning out 101-70 over visitors LYIT Donegal thanks to a 34-point game from Elijah Tillman and a huge 20-point game from Irish Under 18 star, Cillian O’Driscoll. Sunday afternoon saw Bad Bobs Tolka Rovers take home a big road win over Ulster University Elks, running out 53-83 point winners in the end. A big 25-point game from Oisin O’Reilly coupled with solid performances from Justin Goldsborough and Paul Caffrey saw Tolka into a comfortable 27-45 lead at half time and they drove on from there. Basketball Ireland Fixtures: January 4-6th, 2019Friday 4th January 2019      Basketball Ireland Men’s Super League:   UCC Demons v CandS Neptune, Mardyke Arena, 20:00; Basketball Ireland Women’s Super League:   IT Carlow Basketball v DCU Mercy, Barrow Centre-IT Carlow, 12:30;NUIG Mystics v Fr Mathews, NUIG, 15:30;Marble City Hawks v Ambassador UCC Glanmire, O Loughlin Gaels Gym, 19:00;Maxol WIT Wildcats v Courtyard Liffey Celtics, Mercy College, 19:00; Basketball Ireland Men’s Division One:   IT Carlow Basketball v EJ Sligo All-Stars, Barrow Centre-IT Carlow, 15:30;Tradehouse Central Ballincollig v KUBS BC, Ballincollig CS, 16:00;LIT v Abbey Seals Dublin Lions, Limerick IT Sportshall, 18:00;Limerick Celtics v DBS Eanna, St Munchins, 18:00;UL Sports Eagles v Bad Bobs Tolka Rovers, UL Arena-Limerick, 19:00;Waterford Vikings v Ulster University Elks, Waterford IT, 19:00;Scotts Lakers St Paul’s Killarney v GameFootage.net Titans, Killarney, 19:30; Basketball Ireland Men’s Division One:UL Sports Eagles 74-57 WIT VikingsLimerick Celtics 92-94 LITDBS Eanna 123-50 GameFootage.net TitansKUBS BC 101-70 LYIT DonegalEJ Sligo All-Stars 80-77 Abbey Seals Dublin LionsUlster University Elks 53-83 Bad Bobs Tolka RoversPortlaoise Panthers 70-104 Tradehouse Central Ballincollig Solid displays from Royce Williams, Paddy Sullivan and Alex Herreros saw the hosts into a 51-33 point lead at half-time and they didn’t look back from there.  Speaking afterwards, head coach Brian O’Malley stated: “We are delighted to get the win. The first game after the Christmas break can always be a tough one, but our guys did well particularly in the first half. The table is not something we pay attention to at this stage, we just concentrate on the next game and Belfast Star away is our focus now.” Basketball Ireland Results: December 29-30thBasketball Ireland Men’s Super League: CandS Neptune 92-95 Garvey’s Tralee WarriorsDCU Saints 91-71 MareePyrobel Killester 79-63 Griffith College Swords ThunderKeane’s Supervalu Killorglin 81-79 UCC Demons Pyrobel Killester are now joint first alongside Templeogue at the top of the Men’s Super League table this week thanks to a 79-63 point win over Griffith College Swords Thunder in their last game of 2018 on Saturday evening. BASKETBALL IRELAND DETAILED RESULTS: December 29-30th Basketball Ireland Women’s Super League:   Singleton SuperValu Brunell v Pyrobel Killester, Parochial Hall, 14:45; Sunday 6th January 2019    Basketball Ireland Men’s Super League:   Belfast Star v Templeogue, De La Salle, 15:00; Basketball Ireland Women’s Division One:   Limerick Celtics v Phoenix Rockets, St Munchins, 16:00;Maree v UL Huskies, Calsanctius College, 17:00;Swords Thunder v Trinity Meteors, ALSAA-Dublin, 17:30;Team Tom McCarthys St Mary’s v Portlaoise Panthers, St Marys Castleisland, 18:30;Fabplus North West v Ulster University Elks, Ballyshannon, 19:30; Saturday 5th January 2019 Basketball Ireland Men’s Super League:   Belfast Star v Pyrobel Killester, De La Salle, 18:30;DCU Saints v UCD Marian, DCU Sports Complex, 19:00;Keane’s Supervalu Killorglin v Garvey’s Tralee Warriors, Killorglin Sports Centre, 19:15;Maree v Moycullen, Calasanctius College-Galway, 20:00; Basketball Ireland Men’s Super League:DCU Saints 91-71 MareeTop scorers DCU Saints: Mike Bonaparte 22, Tariq Guebaili 16, Martins Provizors 14Top scorers Maree: Sean Sellers 26, Niels Bunschoten 22, Eoin Rockall 11Half time score: DCU Saints 46-33 MareeBasketball Ireland Men’s Division One:DBS Éanna 123-50 Gamefootage.net TitansTop scorers DBS Éanna: Stefan Zecevic 39, Joshua Wilson 21, Conor Gallagher 16Top scorers Gamefootage.net Titans: Tom Rivard 23, Eoin Coughlan 6, Harrison Deneka 5Half time score: DBS Éanna 63-31 Gamefootage.net Titans Basketball Ireland Men’s Division One:   Portlaoise Panthers v LYIT Donegal, St Marys Sports Hall, 17:00;print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Queen City kicks off 120 years of curling

first_imgNelson Curling Club is set to begin its 120th year of ‘Curling in the Queen City’.“The ice is going in”, which means open ice begins October 9th and 12th at the Curling Club, located next to the NDCC Arena. Registration night has a 6 p.m. start, so curlers will not want to do miss out, come down for some practice and a slice of pizza and wash it down with some amber fluid.Lots of new things happening down at the curling center, try our Monday drop in, and curl with your friends in a casual format.Or try doubles in our new Monday night league, a new game that is taking off in the curling world, short game less people required if your time is limited. We also have push sticks available for safe no sliding curling, if you can’t get down in the traditional slid position.And of course we have our usual leagues and bonspiels getting set to go.So now is the time check out or web site nelsocurling.ca Canada’s other great game.last_img read more