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Child Care.

first_imgFor people who work with young children, the Early Childhood Institute will provide a lot of answers. The one-day event will be in three Georgia cities during September. It’s sponsored by the University of Georgia Extension Service and many state child care groups and agencies. The program offers a range of timely topics for child care center employees, preschool and kindergarten teachers and aides, parents of young children and others. It will provide five hours of child care training credit with the Child Care Licensing Section of the Georgia Department of Human Resources. The ECI will be Sept. 11 in Tifton (Rural Development Center), Sept. 18 in Atlanta (Georgia State University) and Sept. 25 in Macon (Macon College). The $45 registration fee includes refreshments and lunch. You must preregister to attend. To learn more about the program, or to sign up, call (912) 386-3416.last_img read more

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KitchenAid Digital Countertop Oven features 9 preset cooking functions » Gadget Flow

first_img– Advertisement – The KitchenAid Digital Countertop Oven is great for beginners and experienced cooks looking for a helping hand at mealtimes. This kitchen gadget features nine preset cooking functions to make meal preparation easier. It features bake, broil, toast, warm, reheat, bagel, pizza, cookies, roast, and frozen options. In fact, these cooking functions allow you to prepare a variety of foods in the KitchenAid Digital Countertop Oven. Furthermore, it comes with an easy-to-read digital display. Therefore, you can conveniently check the remaining cooking time, choose a setting, and more. KitchenAid designed this oven with a non-stick interior for quick and easy cleaning every time. Finally, its sleek design, streamlined profile, and black chrome knobs allow you to keep it on display in your kitchen ready for immediate use.last_img read more

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Ronaldo extends scoring streak to keep Juve ahead of Inter, Lazio

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo stretched his scoring streak to nine consecutive league games with a penalty double as Serie A leaders Juventus bounced back from their defeat by Napoli with a 3-0 win over Fiorentina, whose owner said Sunday’s result left him feeling “disgusted”.But title rivals Inter Milan and Lazio also got back to winning ways, with Romelu Lukaku and Ciro Immobile bagging a brace apiece for their respective teams to keep the pressure on the eight-time defending champions.Juventus hold a three-point lead over second-placed Inter Milan, who beat Udinese 2-0. Lazio are a further two points adrift, with a game in hand, after top-scorer Immobile and Felipe Caicedo both scored twice in a 5-1 thrashing of rock-bottom SPAL.Ronaldo slotted in his goals in either half in Turin, with Dutch defender Matthijs de Ligt heading in a third in injury time.”Good to get back to victories and happy to score again in our stadium! Proud to reach 50 goals with the bianconeri shirt!,” Ronaldo wrote on Twitter.Juventus had fallen to just their second defeat of the season last weekend at coach Maurizio Sarri’s former club Napoli. Fiorentina president Rocco Commisso was furious at the penalty decisions that condemned his 14th-placed team.”I am disgusted with what I saw today,” blasted the Italian-born US businessman who bought the Tuscany club last year.”Juve are very strong, a team with a wage bill of 350 million doesn’t need help. Referees cannot decide matches.”Today they gave two penalties against us, maybe the first was there but the second certainly wasn’t.”Juventus vice-president Pavel Nedved hit back, declaring he was “a bit fed up of these controversies”.”Juve won with merit. Teams have to stop trying to look for excuses and accept defeat.”Ronaldo, 34, slotted in the opener five minutes before the break after German Pezzella’s handball was confirmed by VAR.His second came 10 minutes from time for a disputed Federico Ceccherini foul on Rodrigo Bentancur, making it 14 goals in nine games to bring his tally to 19 in Serie A this season, including seven penalties.He also becomes the first Juventus player to score in nine straight league games since David Trezeguet in December 2005.The former Real Madrid player has now scored 50 goals in 70 games since moving to Juventus in 2018.- ‘Great fight’ -Ronaldo is second only in the goalscoring charts this season to Immobile who now has 25 goals after Lazio kept alive their push for a first Scudetto since 2000.Immobile volleyed in on just three minutes, with Caicedo scoring a rebound less than quarter of an hour later.Immobile’s second came before the half-hour mark and he then played a role in Caicedo’s second seven minutes before the break.Substitute Bobby Adekanye came on after the break with the former Liverpool youngster tapping in his first Serie A goal.”Caicedo, Immobile and (Joaquin) Correa are untouchable,” said Lazio coach Simone Inzaghi, whose side could move second when they play their postponed match against Hellas Verona next Wednesday.In Udine, Lukaku grabbed a double to bring his tally to 16 league goals and get Antonio Conte’s side back on track after three consecutive 1-1 draws.The former Manchester United striker collected Nicolo Barella’s pass and curled an excellent finish through the legs of Udinese defender Bram Nuytinck in the 64th minute.And he added a second from the penalty spot seven minutes later when Udinese goalkeeper Juan Musso rushed out to fell Alexis Sanchez in the box.”It’s a great fight at the top,” said Lukaku. “It’s important for us to be up there too as we have a huge clash with Milan coming up.”Atalanta moved fourth despite being held 2-2 by struggling Genoa, jumping ahead of Roma on head-to-head record, after the capital side fell 4-2 at Sassuolo on Saturday.Zlatan Ibrahimovic missed Milan’s game with flu, with the eighth-placed northerners held 1-1 by 10-man Verona.Torino plunged further into crisis, following last weekend’s seven-goal thrashing by Atalanta with a 4-0 defeat by lowly Lecce.Topics :last_img read more

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Nordic pension fund tenders €100m global equity mandate

first_imgA Scandinavian pension fund is tendering a €100m global equity mandate, using IPE-Quest.The fund behind search QN 1479, from an undisclosed Scandinavian country, said it would consider managers investing in global large and mid-cap equity products.Actively managed, long-only products, excluding enhanced index funds, are possible vehicles for the mandate, as long as these are not minimum volatility funds.Additionally, leveraged products or those employing derivatives will not be considered. The pension fund added that it would appoint up to two managers it believed were capable of outperforming the MSCI All Country World Index, with capability assessed against a historical outperformance of 2-4% over a track record of five years or more.Any shortlisted product must also be able to offer the fund segregated accounts that can cater to the pension investor’s requirement to blacklist certain companies.Interested managers must apply by 27 January, stating performance to the end of December.The IPE.com news team is unable to answer any further questions about IPE-Quest tender notices to protect the interests of clients conducting the search. To obtain information directly from IPE-Quest, please contact Jayna Vishram on +44 (0) 20 7261 4630 or email [email protected]last_img read more

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Spurs agree Dier deal

first_imgTottenham have agreed a deal with Sporting Lisbon for the transfer of defender Eric Dier. A statement from Spurs read: “W e are delighted to announce that we have reached agreement with Sporting Lisbon for the transfer of Eric Dier, subject to a medical.” The 20-year-old, born in Cheltenham, can play as a defender or a defensive midfielder. He had a spell on loan with Everton in 2011. Press Associationlast_img read more

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Napier brings it home for UConn

first_imgConnecticut head coach Kevin Ollie gives his star player Shabazz Napier (13) a kiss while the watch the “One Shining Moment’ video following their 60-54 win over the Kentucky Wildcats in the NCAA National Basketball Championship at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Monday, April 7, 2014. (AP Photo/The Dallas Morning News, Tom Fox)ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Shabazz Napier walked slowly through the hallway of the stadium — the tears still drying, the twine from the cut-down net still hanging around his neck.“Bittersweet. Bittersweet. Bittersweet,” he said, over and over again.Bitter because it’s over. Sweet because UConn won it all after being left behind and told to go away.Napier turned in one final masterpiece as a college player Monday night, lifting the Huskies to a 60-54 win over Kentucky’s freshmen and bringing home a championship hardly anyone not wearing a UConn uniform thought was possible.“It’s unbelievable because those guys, my players, stayed with the program,” coach Kevin Ollie said.Led by 22 points from Napier, 14 points from Ryan Boatright and strong defensive games from both, the Huskies (32-8) won it all a short year after they were barred from March Madness because of academic problems. That triggered the departure of five players, and coach Jim Calhoun left because of health concerns.For those who remained, it stoked a fire no one could put out.“You’re looking at the hungry Huskies,” Napier told the crowd and TV audience as confetti rained down.  “Ladies and gentlemen, this is what happens when you banned us.”UConn never trailed in the final. The Huskies led by as many as 15 in the first half and watched the Wildcats (29-11) trim the deficit to one with 8:13 left. But Aaron Harrison, who pulled out wins with clutch 3-pointers in Kentucky’s last three games, missed a 3 from the left corner that would’ve given the Cats the lead. Kentucky never got that close again.One key difference in a six-point loss: Kentucky’s 11 missed free throws — a flashback of sorts for coach John Calipari, whose Memphis team blew a late lead against Kansas after missing multiple free throws in the 2008 final. The Wildcats went 13 for 24. UConn went 10 for 10, including Lasan Kromah’s two to seal the game with 25.1 seconds left.Calipari said he decided not to foul at the end “because they’re not missing.”“These kids aren’t machines. They’re not robots. They’re not computers,” Calipari said. “I say it again: I wish I had an answer for them later in the game where I could have done something to just click it to where we needed it to go. That 3 in the corner, if that would have gone, maybe the game changes a little bit, but it didn’t.”In all, Calipari’s One and Doners got outdone by a more fundamentally sound, more-seasoned group that came into this tournament a seventh-seeded afterthought but walked away with the program’s fourth national title since 1999. They are the highest seed to win it all since Rollie Massimino’s eighth-seeded Villanova squad in 1985.Napier now goes down with Kemba Walker, Emeka Okafor, Rip Hamilton, Ray Allen and all those other UConn greats. This adds to the school’s titles in 1999, 2004 and 2011.“It puts him right up there with all the great guards that came through the university,” Hamilton said. “The one thing — we have a legacy of producing great guards, and showing up at the right time, and he displayed it again.”A year ago, the Huskies were preparing for their first season in the new American Athletic Conference after the Catholic Big East schools decide to form a smaller league and none of the so-called power conferences invited UConn. Calhoun left and the program was turned over to the inexperienced Ollie. Most damaging, though, was the NCAA ban that triggered an exodus of five key players to the NBA or other schools.Ollie didn’t give up on the guys who stuck around. He figured out how to make their grit, court sense and loyalty pay off.“From the beginning, coach Ollie told us that we have a chance to be on top if we worked hard,” Napier said. “He always told us that. We always knew that the words were: ‘If we work hard.”They did Monday, and stayed one step ahead of Kentucky all night, holding off furious rally after furious rally.Kentucky’s biggest push started when James Young (20 points, seven rebounds) posterized Amida Brimah with a monster dunk to start a three-point play and trigger an 8-0 run.In the middle of that, Boatright, who shut down Harrison’s twin brother, Andrew, most of the night, twisted his left ankle while receiving an innocuous-looking pass from Napier. He called a timeout. Got it worked on and came back out.“I’ve got a lot of heart and I wasn’t coming out,” Boatright said. “We put in too much work all year for me to give up on an ankle sprain.”Napier and Niels Giffey made 3s on UConn’s two possessions after the timeout, and that one-point lead was back up to five — fairly comfortable by this tight, taut, buzzer-beating tournament’s standards.The big question in Kentucky is what will happen to all those freshmen. Julius Randle (10 points, six rebounds) is a lottery pick if he leaves for the NBA. Young and the Harrison brothers could be first-rounders, too.On the UConn side, Napier is a more marginal prospect.On the final night of this unpredictable college basketball season, though, that really wasn’t the point.“It’s not about going to the next level, it’s not about going to the pros, but playing for your university, playing for your teammates,” Giffey said. “And I’m so proud of all the guys on this team that stuck with this team.”last_img read more

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In the Nevada desert, a team elevates a town

first_imgIn this Oct. 22, 2014 photo, Pahranagat Valley Panthers head coach Ken Higbee directs his team during practice in Alamo, Nev. To call Alamo a one stoplight town would be to elevate the status of the small collection of buildings surrounding the high school some 90 miles north of Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)ALAMO, Nev. (AP) — Life follows a familiar pattern in this impossibly green valley straddling a two-lane highway in the middle of the Nevada desert.Locals get in their pickup trucks on weekday mornings and make the hour and a half drive down U.S. 93 to jobs in Las Vegas. Sundays are reserved for church and family, a foundation laid more than a century ago by Mormon settlers and followed faithfully by their descendants.And on Fridays in the fall, they cram the new concrete bleachers of the football field at Pahranagat Valley High School to watch what may be the best little football team in America.Under lights salvaged from another school, they cheer as their sons, grandsons and great grandsons demolish yet another team in the eight-man game. Almost every boy at the school is involved with the team, and none of them have ever known what it is to lose a high school football game.The streak stood at 75 games on a recent Friday night, the longest in the nation. The eight seniors who would be honored before the game were in sixth grade when it started.“We don’t talk a lot about it,” said principal Mike Strong, who also serves as defensive coordinator. “The story we want to think about is how good we can get.”The team started in 1972 when with a young athletic director. Vaughn Higbee and a few others scraped away a cornfield next to the school, creating a place for the team to play.His son, Ken Higbee, now coaches the team. Another son is the offensive coordinator, and three younger Higbees play on the team.Actually, almost everyone plays on the team. There are 102 students in grades 9-12 at Pahranagat Valley. Of the 42 boys, 33 are on the football roster, two others are managers and one is in charge of video.A few players have caught on with college programs over the years, but recruiters don’t come to eight-man games looking for talent. Besides, most of the Panthers are already spoken for by the Mormon church, which will soon send them off on missions around the world.“The lessons we’re able to teach through football are far more important than just football,” coach Ken Higbee said. “We want to try and create great young men and outstanding leaders of tomorrow.”On this night, the team from Sandy Valley arrived for a showdown at would decide home-field advantage in the playoffs. The Sidewinders were also unbeaten, averaging of 54.8 points in the wide-open game of eight-man football, not far behind the 58.7-point average for PVHS.“Seniors, it’s your night,” Higbee told his players in the locker room before the game. “I don’t want to tell you how much I appreciate each and every one of you for the role you’ve had in this program the last 10-12 years.”Yes, 10-12 years. From second grade on many of these kids had been schooled in the same fundamentals.Against Sandy Valley, the experience showed. Pahranagat’s defenders followed their assignments, and protected their lanes. On offense, Panthers backs ran through gaping holes, and sophomore quarterback Tabor Maxwell displayed a nice touch.“The team that blocks the best and the team that tackles the best is usually going to win the game and they’re always the best at that,” Sandy Valley coach Brett Kramer said. “Add in a little skill and they’re deadly.”At the end of the first quarter it was 32-0. At halftime it was 48-6, and players danced to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” on the PA before taking a knee around their coaches.“I’m not sure what they’re saying over there across the field,” Higbee told his team. “But what they’re thinking is that they’ve never seen anything like us before.”The game was physically brutal, but at least Sandy Valley didn’t quit. The team from Virginia City did earlier this season, deciding to start their five-hour bus trip back home at halftime after being outscored 60-6.By the time the Panthers came out for the second half, they knew the drill. The first team would go out for one series offensively and defensively. Then the backups and freshman would get their chance.The final score was 64-14, with a running clock helping make the second half mercifully short. Players lined up for traditional ringing of the old school bell, then went back to the field for another tradition — picking up garbage and anything left by players or fans.The ice cream shop where players liked to celebrate after games is now closed, but these Panthers aren’t a team that does much celebrating, anyway. On a team that has won 76 straight, they’re matter-of-fact.Most play their last games when they hang up their high school uniforms. The biggest thing awaiting most of the seniors are the two-year missions they’ll start next summer.By then, juniors will become seniors and the kids in eighth grade will be official members of the team. If all goes according to plan, there will be a seventh straight state championship banner to hang on the bleachers.The familiar pattern of life in the Pahranagat Valley goes on.last_img read more

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Stunning tribute to light up the spirit of Gola Island once more

first_imgA remote island off the coast of Donegal will be lit up once again this evening as people gather to remember the families who fled the island back in the 1960s.Gola Island, a mile off the coastline of Gaoth Dobhair, was left uninhabited in the 1960s.Tonight around 40 lanterns will light up the evening sky as they are placed at the homes and ruins which once made up a thriving community which number more than 200 people in the 1940s. The island, which is 500 acres in size, is the backdrop to one of the country’s best-known traditional Irish songs, ‘ ‘Baidin Fheilimi.’The ESB did connect electricity to the island back in 2005 and some families still use the island in good weather in the summer months.Today’s gathering ‘A Taste of Gola’ will see people retrace their ancestor’s footprints and take part in many of their customs.At 1pm Vincent Breslin will give an informational and historical talk on the life of the island author Seán ‘Ac Fhionnlaoich- Johnny Mhicí Thaidhg, who wrote books based on island life- “ Ó Rabharta go Mallmhuir” and “Is Glas na Cnoic”. From 2-4pm the island will promote the riches of the seas with a pop-up seafood tent, showcasing locally sourced crab claws, lobster, chowder and fish.Refreshments will be available to complement the local produce.At 5pm, the islanders will maintain and re-establish the old tradition of saying a rosary at the grotto on the pier.As those who gather wait for dusk to fall, a local house will have an open door for islands, locals and visitors to mingle and chat at an Oíche Airneál (night visiting) with tea/ coffee and refreshments available.Finally, as people make their way back to the mainland, the ferry ‘The Cricket’ will tour the bay to view the island lights. Stunning tribute to light up the spirit of Gola Island once more was last modified: September 3rd, 2019 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)Tags:donegalESBGaoth Dobhairgola islandLIGHTSlast_img read more

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Brilliant Boks hammer England

first_img17 September 2007Led by a sensational performance from man of the match Fourie du Preez, the Springboks laid down a Rugby World Cup marker by crushing defending champions England 36-0 in Paris on Friday evening. It was a clinical, controlled, and hugely impressive performance by the men in green and gold.Before the showdown, England captain Martin Corry had picked the match as the “defining moment” of the 2003 champion’s title defence; In hindsight, he might wish to have those words erased from people’s memories. Greatest satisfactionSA skipper John Smit rated the whitewash as one of the best Springbok wins of his career. The greatest satisfaction, he said, came from not conceding a point to the English, adding that it is the Boks’ belief that defence will define their campaign in France.South Africa’s coach Jake White reckoned the victory was the best one the Boks’ had achieved under him. He said there had been plenty of talk about facing England ever since the World Cup draw was made two years ago.England’s captain Martin Corry said South Africa had some of the world’s best players in their ranks and reserved special praise for scrumhalf Du Preez. He also expressed his disappointment in the performance of his team, terming it “criminal”.Focus and accuracySouth Africa showed better focus and were more accurate in their execution as they dominated England, who seldom looked like they would move off the zero points they began with. While the Springboks managed 36 points, they could have scored closer to fifty had it not been for one or two errors.The clash showed clearly that White’s charges had grown together over the four-year period since the last World Cup, while England certainly looked like a team that had been thrown together, which, in essence, they had been due to a number of injuries and the suspension of captain Phil Vickery.John Smit’s men capitalised on most of the opportunities they created, showing a nice cutting edge once they had punched holes in England’s defences. What was especially impressive was SA’s patience and discipline as they didn’t try to force a knockout blow, but carefully constructed phase after phase of play.Tactical superiorityThey put pressure on England by employing an excellent kicking game that forced the English to play from deep in their own half. That tactical superiority, along with a well-organised defence, which led to a huge advantage in turnover ball, led to chances. With Percy Montgomery unerring with the boot, South Africa put points on the board and slowly, inexorably, pulled away to victory.Du Preez was at the heart of the Springboks’ dominance, exhibiting fine decision making, knowing when to kick, knowing when to pass, knowing when to probe the English defences. And when he did take his shots at England’s defenders it was with razor-sharp incision as he opened up the gaps to send the Boks on their try-scoring way.Wickus van Heerden, playing in the place of the suspended Schalk Burger, turned in a whole-hearted performance, winning a number of turnovers for South Africa, including one that set up a Springbok try.Victor Matfield caused England all sorts of problems in the lineouts, stealing a number of throw-ins while, behind the pack, Butch James conducted the backline beautifully from flyhalf. His tactical kicking was spot on.Eddie Jones’ impactCoach White credited technical assistant Eddie Jones for the clockwork smooth functioning of the halfbacks, Du Preez and James, saying the former Wallaby coach had made a huge impact.Francois Steyn was brilliant at inside centre, especially on defence. There was no way through the sturdy youngster and he was responsible for a number of turnovers.Bryan Habana saw a disappointingly small amount of ball, but each time he touched it the expectations of the crowd was obvious and he managed to put in some testing runs. With Habana not getting much possession on the left wing, JP Pietersen benefited on the right as he ran in two tries.Percy Montgomery, at fullback, was calmness personified and his kicking at poles was exemplary as he landed three conversions and three penalties. Steyn added a longer range penalty.The matchAfter an opening that saw South Africa mostly putting boot to ball for the first five minutes, while also establishing an early dominance in the lineouts by stealing England ball, the Boks struck.Near the halfway line, at a ruck, Du Preez, noticed that England hooker Mark Regan, who was protecting the blindside, had crept infield. He exploited the defensive weak spot by setting JP Pietersen free down the right flank.Pietersen made good ground up to the 22-metre line before passing back inside to the scrumhalf. Du Preez almost rounded the last defender, but was knocked off balance and upended. He kept his composure and looked inside before releasing a pass to Juan Smith who raced over the tryline to open the scoring.Percy Montgomery stepped up to make the conversion and move within a point of 800 in test matches.Ten points clearFour minutes later, the Bok had another chance to add points when they were awarded a penalty. It was a little long for Montgomery, but not for the booming boot of Francois Steyn. His effort was dead on target, lifting South Africa into a 10-0 lead after 11 minutes.With 21 minutes played, Du Preez showed his fantastic vision and tactical understanding when SA was awarded a penalty. Typically the ball would have been kicked to touch, from which South Africa would have had a throw-in, but the number-nine had another idea.Claiming the ball quickly, he kicked deep down the middle of the field. Bryan Habana and Jaque Fourie chased the kick as two England defenders closed in on it. Fourie made it to the ball first, shaking off the first tackle, before being brought down by a desperate tackle from Josh Lewsey.Fourie could have passed inside to Habana, but he chose to keep the ball and lost it as he tried to dot down. It was a big let off for England.Three attempts were then made at drop kicks – the Stade de France is where Jannie de Beer landed a world record five drops in the 1999 World Cup quarterfinals against England – but Montgomery missed twice and Steyn once.Stretching the leadWith halftime drawing near, Du Preez drew Matt Stevens into a penalty for being offsides at a ruck and Montgomery stepped up for a shot at goal. His strike was straight and true, increasing South Africa’s lead to 13-0.Just before the break, Du Preez struck a killer blow when he took advantage of turnover ball won by Van Heerden. Spotting a gap, he accelerated down the field towards England fullback Jason Robinson. He drew the number-15 perfectly before passing to Pietersen on his right for an easy score.Montgomery stuck over the conversion to give South Africa a 20-0 halftime advantage. It was clear that, barring a miracle, England would not be able to overcome that deficit.Second halfSix minutes into the second half, Montgomery knocked over another penalty to make it 23-0.A quarter-of-an-hour in, England collapsed a Springbok maul and Montgomery was given another opportunity, which he unerringly slotted to put SA 26-0 ahead.England managed to pin South Africa in their territory for a while, but Du Preez struck again to take away what wind there was left in the English sails. Exploiting the blindside once more, he took off at pace before drawing a defender and presenting Pietersen with another simple run-in.Montgomery added the extras and extended South Africa’s advantage to 33-0.With only a minute left, he completed the scoring by adding another penalty as the Boks completed a dominating victory.DominanceSuch was the dominance of the win that Jake White was able to send all his substitutes onto the field for a good and lengthy run.There was some concern about Du Preez after he injured a shoulder and left the field after 66 minutes; ot was a shoulder injury that sidelined the Springbok star at the end of the Super 14. However, judging from his smiles on the bench, and the fact that he wasn’t applying an ice pack, it didn’t appear to be a serious knock.The Bok management says it is nothing to worry about and says all 30 members of the squad are fit for selection for the next match against Tonga.Rested for Tonga game?After the match, Springbok coach Jake White said he was planning on giving some of his players a rest against Tonga and he named, among others, John Smit, Os du Randt, Victor Matfield, and Du Preez.He might be forced to re-evaluate that decision, however, after Tonga shocked Samoa 19-15 on Sunday to join the Springboks on two wins from two matches.It was just a very small fly in the ointment after an excellent weekend for the Boks and their optimistic supporters. Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10 first official photos leak out, here’s what it will look like

first_imgWe are less than a month away from Samsung’s Unpacked event, which is scheduled to take place on August 7. The event will see the debut of the Galaxy Note 10 series, which is said to include a regular Note 10 and a Note 10 Plus. We have seen multiple renders of the Galaxy Note 10 that have given us an idea of what the next Note flagship will look like. Now, we have what seems to be the first set of official photos of the Galaxy Note 10 provided by two tipsters.The Galaxy Note 10 images were leaked out last night by WinFuture’s Roland Quandt and tipster Ishan Agarwal. These photos give us a crystal clear look at the Galaxy Note 10 from the front and back, and they keep in line with what we have come to understand about the device. Additionally, the photos also reveal some new colour options that includes a gradient blue-purple finish that looks inspired by Huawei P30 Pro.As one expects from a Samsung Note device, the Galaxy Note 10 has a rectangular shape with sharp corners, which looks a little more bold compared to the curved and sleek look of the Galaxy S10. The face of the Galaxy Note 10 is all display with bezels that look incredibly thin. There is no doubt that the Note 10 will offer the slimmest bezels yet for the series. We also see the punch-hole cutout centered on the top. On the back, the Galaxy Note 10 has been revealed in a solid black colour option and a gradient P30-like colour. We also see the vertical triple camera setup on the top left corner and the Samsung logo. There is no fingerprint sensor, which seems to confirm that the Galaxy Note 10 will offer an ultrasonic fingerprint sensor like the Galaxy S10 and S10+. The Galaxy Note 10 will offer curved glass on the front and back.advertisementWe also notice something interesting with the buttons on the side of the frame. It seems Samsung has dropped either the power button or the Bixby button as we can only see two buttons on the left side of the frame. Typically, the left side sees the volume key and Bixby button while the power key is placed on the right side.These photos, unfortunately, don’t reveal whether the Galaxy Note 10 has a 3.5mm headphone jack or not. Past rumours say Samsung will be ditching the jack in order to perhaps offer a bigger battery or to reduce the bezels. The Galaxy Note 10 Plus will look identical, but will get a bigger display and quad cameras on the back.As for the specs, we hear that the Galaxy Note 10 will offer a 6.3-inch screen, while the Note 10 Plus/Pro will sport a 6.75-inch display. Additionally, the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Pro are said to pack an upgraded Exynos 9825 chipset and the phones may get 5G variants as well.ALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy Note 10 launching on August 7: What should you expect from the next Note phoneALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy Note 10 teaser video hints at powerful new Notelast_img read more

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