Home grown manufacturer iBall has officiallyannounced the availability of its first octa-core tablet offering: the SlideOcta A41. The iBall Slide Octa A41 3G voice-calling tablet is now up for grabsat a price tag of Rs.14,999. The company had earlier listed the tablet on itsofficial website without pricing and availability details.The iBall Slide Octa A41 features a 7-inch IPSfull-HD display with a 1920×1080 pixels resolution. It is powered by a 1.7GHzocta-core ARM Cortex-A7 processor coupled with 2GB of RAM. It comes with 16GB ofinbuilt storage expandable up to 32GB via microSD card.The single-SIM voice-calling tablet runs Android 4.4KitKat out-of-the-box. It sports an 8MP rear autofocus camera with LED flashand a 5MP front-facing snapper. Connectivity options on the device include: Wi-Fi,3G, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, 3G and USB. It decks in a 3500mAh battery. Recently, the company introduced the Slide 3G Q7218tablet. The device is currently available at a best buy price of Rs. 6,499. The iBall Slide 3G Q7218 tablet features a 7-inchdisplay (480×800 p resolution) and has a 1.3GHz quad-core Cortex-A7 processor beatingunder the hood. It comes with 512MB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage expandableup to 32GB via microSD card. It packs in a 2500mAh battery.
Clemson FansClemson didn’t win the national title on Monday night, but the Tigers still proved themselves worthy, pushing Alabama to the brink in a 45-40 loss. Clemson fans in attendance at the game, despite the loss, appear to have recognized that fact.According to a number of fans at the contest, Clemson supporters did the program’s “cadence count” as they left the stadium. Pretty cool.Doing the cadence count on the way out of the #NationalChampionship is what the #ClemsonFamily is all about. C u in Tampa next year! #ALLIN— Murphy Andrews (@murphy_and) January 12, 2016Clemson fans doing the cadence count walking out. Love that passion !— Clemson Tom (@ClemsonTom) January 12, 2016The cadence count from the crowd put me over. The tears are coming but I am so incredibly proud of this team. #ClemsonFamily #AllIn— Callie Hahn (@CallieHahndro) January 12, 2016This will be tough for Clemson fans to swallow, but there’s no doubt that the program is in good shape. Dabo Swinney will have the Tigers back in the title game sooner rather than later.
MacGillivray Freeman Film’s National Parks Adventure takes audiences on the ultimate off-trail adventure into the nation’s awe-inspiring great outdoors and untamed wilderness when it arrives at the California Science Center on February 12, 2016.The film is produced in association with Brand USA and presented by Expedia, Inc. and Subaru of America, Inc.Guests will soar over red rock canyons, hurtle down steep mountain peaks and explore other-worldly realms found within America’s most legendary outdoor places. Along the way, the film becomes at once an action-packed celebration of the 100-year anniversary of the National Park Service and a soulful reflection on what wilderness means to us all.“National Parks Adventure captures the stunning beauty of our wild places and reminds us these landscapes are an essential part of the human spirit,” states narrator and Academy Award winner Robert Redford.Filmed in more than 30 national parks across the country, this immersive film for IMAX and giant screen theatres follows world-class mountaineer Conrad Anker, adventure photographer Max Lowe and artist Rachel Pohl as they hike, climb and explore their way across America’s spectacularly wild and beautiful places – including Yellowstone, Glacier National Park, Yosemite and Arches – revealing a tapestry of natural wonders that will inspire the adventurer in all of us. Captured with IMAX 3D cameras and shown in full glory in giant screen theatres, National Parks Adventure celebrates the majesty of our national parks and treasured landscapes while highlighting the importance of protecting them.“There are 408 national parks in our country that many families have not been able to explore,” says two-time Academy Award-nominated director Greg MacGillivray. “Our hope is that National Parks Adventure will encourage our audiences to discover the beauty and sanctuary of these American treasures, which belong to every one of us.”“We are thrilled to give our guests the opportunity to learn about our nation’s incredible national parks,” said Science Center President, Jeffrey Rudolph. “This film reveals the diverse habitats found in America’s wildest places, and is the perfect complement to our Ecosystems Exhibit Gallery, which presents a variety of environments for guests to explore and gain knowledge to become better stewards of our natural world.”National Parks Adventure follows in the tradition of MacGillivray Freeman’s award-winning giant screen films – including Everest, Dolphins, The Living Sea and To The Arctic – that are set in some of the most extraordinary places on the planet.National Parks Adventure is a MacGillivray Freeman film produced in association with Brand USA and presented globally by Expedia, Inc. and Subaru of America, Inc. with major support from the Giant Dome Theater Consortium.The film is family friendly and has a run time of 43 minutes. Find out more here.
TORONTO, O.N. – Walmart Canada is buying more Tesla semi trucks as it aims to reduce its carbon footprint by having its entire fleet powered by alternative energy by 2028.The Canadian subsidiary of the U.S.-based retail giant says it will acquire 30 of the 18-wheeler semi-trucks on top of the 10 ordered last November.The additional rigs, which hold the promise of eventually being switched to autonomous operation, will help Walmart Canada meet its initial goal of electrifying 20 percent of its fleet by 2022. The first 20 Tesla Semis will be used out of Mississauga, Ontario.The remaining half will operate from Walmart’s distribution centre in Surrey, B.C., set to open 2022, which will be the company’s first fully electric fleet base in the world.Delivery dates for the vehicles over the next five years haven’t been finalized.“We are always looking for innovative ways to minimize our impact on the environment and lead the industry in the drive for sustainable change,” stated John Bayliss, senior vice-president, logistics and supply chain.Walmart will have one of Canada’s largest Tesla Semi fleets. Other companies that pre-ordered the $232,000 electric trucks include Toronto trucking firm Fortigo Freight and Loblaw Companies Ltd.Tesla says the semi-trucks will offer a better experience for truck drivers, increase safety and significantly reduce the cost of cargo transport. The company says the vehicles, with a range of about 800 kilometres, will consume less than two kilowatt-hours of energy per mile at highway speed, earning 50 percent more per mile than a regular truck.Walmart says it will be able to convert from diesel quicker because the travel distance per charge is in line with its current fleet that consists mainly of single-day round trips.Vehicle cameras will help detect objects and minimize blind spots, while other safety features include automatic emergency braking, automatic lane keeping and lane departure warning.Walmart Canada operates 410 stores in Canada, serving more than 1.2 million customers per day.
VANCOUVER, B.C. – Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says the economy has become such a mess under the Liberals that it would take a Conservative government five years to clean it up.He accused the Liberal government of embarking on a “deficit spree” and spending $79.5 billion of previously unbudgeted funds since 2017, adding balancing the budget in the short-term is “impossible.”Scheer says even the most optimistic projections don’t have the Liberals doing so for 20 more years _ but the Conservatives would do so in a quarter of that time. “The longer a return to balance is delayed, the more debt will accumulate and the longer Canadians will see billions wasted on interest payments.” He made the remarks in a speech to members of the Canadian Club at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, where he also said he was pleased with a court ruling today that blocked British Columbia from restricting oil shipments into the province.The B.C. Court of Appeal ruled that the province doesn’t have the authority to create a permitting regime for companies that wish to increase their flow of diluted bitumen, in a ruling widely considered a win for the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion and Alberta’s efforts to get its resources to overseas markets.But while he called it a “helpful” ruling, Scheer added that a climate of uncertainty remains for investors in the resource sector and called on the Liberal government to put the brakes on a bill to enact new environmental assessment legislation and fast-track any judicial reviews to the Supreme Court of Canada.“Obviously the Conservative party is pleased with this decision. However there still is a great deal of uncertainty as it relates to future court processes,” he said.The Canadian Taxpayers Federation accused Scheer of breaking his word on his previous budget promise, saying in a statement that he signed a pledge in April 2017 with the federation’s youth organization promising to balance the budget within two years if he were elected.“Canadians are already suffering the consequences of breaking a balanced budget promise: Justin Trudeau’s fiscal recklessness will mean at least $100 billion in additional debt piled on the backs of our children and grandchildren,” the statement says.
New Delhi: BJP President Amit Shah on Wednesday addressed Delhiites in a rally at Vasant Kunj, launching scathing attacks at the opposition and coming out with praises for Narendra Modi in the same breath. The party supremo claimed that Modi had spent Rs 1 lakh crore on Delhi in the last five years and that whatever has been left wanting is only because of Delhi government’s constant need to put the BJP down.Picking on the all so familiar party lines of praising “development works” undertaken during Modi’s regime as Prime Minister, Shah said that the BJP government has worked for electrification, Delhi Jal Board, and the Poorvanchali population without asking for credit. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehiclesHe said, “The BJP government under Modi has built 200 Chatt Ghats in Delhi for our Poorvanchali brothers and sisters.” Shah went on to say that works on several expressways, including the Delhi-Meerut Highway and Delhi-Mumbai highway, has only been possible because of the strong leadership that Modi provided. Making tall claims, Shah credited Modi for bringing women’s reservation in Delhi Police, spending Rs 11,800 crore on Delhi Metro works, and even spending Rs 200 crore for upgrading GTB Hospital. “What our government has done for Delhi in the last five years, the Congress could not achieve in 55 years,” Shah said. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarThe saffron party’s head also lambasted AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal for trying to ally with Congress in the Capital city. He said that Kejriwal had made serious allegations about corruption in the Sheila Dikshit government and then tried to ally with her party. “I want to ask Kejriwal how many cases he has pursued against Dikshit and members of her government,” Shah said. Moreover, Shah went to cite a report from an unnamed NGO, that claimed that AAP has managed to fulfill only three of their 70 promises made in 2015. Meanwhile, Rajnath Singh addressed another rally in Shastri Park, in an attempt to rally support for the BJP and Modi. He claimed that the Central government under Modi’s leadership has improved the economic condition of more than 7 crore families. In addition, the party candidates went about their schedule appealing for the masses to vote for them if they wanted Modi’s strong leadership to lead the nation.
Phoenix (US): Nordstrom has apologized to Sikhs for selling a turban they found offensive, but a representative with the U.S. community’s top civil rights organization said Saturday they are still waiting to hear from the Gucci brand that designed it. “We feel that companies are commodifying and capitalizing on something that is dear and sacred to people around the world,” said Simran Jeet Singh, a senior fellow with the New York-based Sikh Coalition, who said the turban has a deep religious significance for the men of his faith. “And there is tension over the fact that the very article of our faith has been the focus of so much hate and violence and bullying,” he said, recalling that Sikhs wearing turbans have been attacked in hate crimes, including a man killed near Phoenix a few days after 9/11. The current complaint springs from a Gucci head wrap that until Wednesday was advertised on Nordstrom’s website for 790 as the “Indy Full Turban.” The description said the “gorgeously crafted turban is ready to turn heads while keeping you in comfort as well as trademark style.” The Nordstrom website on Saturday still had a reference to a Gucci “head wrap,” but it was listed as sold out and it was no longer pictured. “We have decided to stop carrying this product and have removed it from the site. It was never our intent to disrespect this religious and cultural symbol. We sincerely apologize to anyone who may have been offended by this,” the department store said in a tweet. Gucci’s turban was first talked about last winter, when a white model walked the runway wearing it during a fashion show. Gucci had not responded to the criticism over the product by Saturday. Emails seeking comment were sent to Gucci through its public relations representatives and a corporate fashion services website. “When companies appropriate articles of faith, they do not take into consideration the discrimination Sikhs face while adhering to the tenets of their faith. We appreciate @Nordstrom’s recognition of this problem & apology; we hope @Gucci will follow suit,” the Sikh coalition said in a Thursday tweet. The coalition was formed after Balbir Singh Sodhi, a bearded Sikh American wearing a turban, was shot and killed on September 15, 2001, in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa when he was mistaken for an Arab Muslim.
Liverpool midfielder Marko Grujic hopes to stake a claim for a first-team spot when his club faces Manchester United at the International Champions Cup on Sunday.The young midfielder has only made a handful of first team appearances for the Merseyside outfit since signing for them in the summer of 2016.Grujic is keen to show manager Jurgen Klopp he’s ready for a first-team spot starting with the game against United on Sunday.The 22-year-old joined Liverpool from Red Star Belgrade in 2016 but has only appeared 14 times for the club since then.Grujic spent the second half of last season on loan at newly promoted side Cardiff City scoring once in 13 appearances in the Sky Bet Championship.Now back training at Liverpool, Grujic is keen to stay and impress at the club.When asked if he would return to join Cardiff who now play in the Premier League, Grujic said as quoted in Goal:Virgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“I’ll speak to the manager and Michael Edwards about my situation over the next few weeks.”“I’m a Liverpool player at the time being and I’m keen to show my best to the manager.”Liverpool have already bolstered their midfield with the additions of Naby Keita and Fabinho from RB Leipzig and Monaco respectively.But Grujic isn’t scared in any way by the daunting task at hand.“Everyone knows we’ve added some great players to the midfield position but we’ll see what happens.”“Of cos, I would rather go out on loan than seat on the bench or play with the U-23’s but the final decision rest with the club and the manager.”The Serbian midfielder is hoping to get a chance against Manchester United so as to prove himself.