The worst Cristiano Ronaldo since 2010-11

first_img His next test in La Liga will be against rivals Atletico, at the Vicente Calderon next weekend. Sport EN Cristiano Ronaldo did not score for Real Madrid in the 0-0 draw with Malaga and the Portuguese hasn’t found the net in four of the five La Liga games this season. He still has five goals, but all of them came in a 6-0 win over a limp Espanyol side at the Cornella El Prat.  Against Malaga he tried to score time and time again, but could not. His discontent at being unable to beat Kameni was tangible. He tried to score an incredible 14 times, without success.  27/09/2015center_img CEST Upd. at 14:17 Against Sporting, Granada, Athletic and Malaga he has been incapable of finding the net. His run reminds us of the 2010-11 season where he had his worst goalscoring start as a player of Madrid, scoring three times in six weeks of La Liga. last_img read more

Fresh fruit and vegies aplenty

first_imgBy ANEEKA SIMONIS IF IT’S handmade or home-grown, expect that it’ll be found at the Cockatoo Country Market. A number…[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

Real Salt Lake to launch NWSL franchise

first_imgNWSL Real Salt Lake to launch NWSL franchise in 2018 Thomas Floyd @thomasfloyd10 Last updated 1 year ago 02:31 11/17/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Dell Loy Hansen Real Salt Lake Chris Nicoll NWSL Real Salt Lake Kansas City MLS A new franchise will play at Rio Tinto Stadium in Utah, with FC Kansas City set to cease operations Real Salt Lake will field a team in the NWSL for the 2018 season, the women’s league announced Thursday.Although the NWSL is labeling the franchise as a “newly launched club,” the team is set to take the place of FC Kansas City in the league’s 10-team setup. The Kansas City Star reported Wednesday that FCKC is ceasing operations, and coach Vlatko Andonovski has already departed the club to take the same post with the Seattle Reign.RSL’s new franchise will play its home games at the MLS side’s venue, Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The official team name, the coaching staff and the process through which the roster is formed are set to be confirmed in the “coming days and weeks,” with RSL owner Dell Loy Hansen revealing he was only approached with the opportunity 15 days before Thursday’s announcement.”During our discussions in this process, Real Salt Lake has demonstrated their unquestionable desire and commitment to bring the highest level of professional women’s soccer to all fans of the game in Salt Lake City and Utah,” NWSL managing director of operations Amanda Duffy said in a news release. “Real Salt Lake will immediately be able to hit the ground running on the business side as well as provide the players with a top-notch training ground and one of the best game venues in the country.”The NWSL’s fifth season concluded last month, with the Portland Thorns topping the NC Courage in the league title game.last_img read more

If you like your big phone screen thank the Galaxy Note

first_img $999 Apple iPhone XS 15 Photos Comments Now playing: Watch this: Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Using apps, reading e-books and typing on a roomier digital keyboard were all easier on these early phablets. Samsung just did a better job than Dell at selling the benefits of a sizable screen, and at making the Note feel like a phone first and tablet second, and not the other way around.When the Galaxy Note 2 launched in 2012, I remember asking Samsung what people liked about the then still-experimental Note line, and what kind of backlash it received from making such a large phone. The Note was a niche device, Samsung acknowledged, but customers loved the larger screen, specifically being able to write instead of type, and jotting down thoughts. Samsung said it was especially popular in Asian countries, where Galaxy Note owners often wrote characters by hand.”The original Note was a breakthrough product because, as the first ‘phablet,’ it introduced people to large screen smartphones and demonstrated how useful and computer-like a smartphone could be,” said Bob O’Donnell, research president at Technalysis.samsung-galaxy-note-8742Writing on the Note felt mostly natural, but not quite like pen and paper. James Martin/CNET Spurred by the Note’s early, small success, Samsung began experimenting with increasing the size of its Galaxy S phone screens. The trend toward larger phones had already begun (that year’s 3.6-inch HP Pre 3 was already considered far too small), but the brand’s investment in the Note year after year helped accelerate screen growth.It wasn’t long before the Note got direct competition, like the 5.9-inch HTC One Max, which we described as proof that phones could get too big, and the LG G Stylo, which had a stylus of its own.Meanwhile, Apple, Samsung’s most serious competitor (and in 2011, the gold standard for smartphones), stubbornly hung on to smaller screens, introducing the first 4-inch iPhone in 2012, the iPhone 5, and its first large-screen iPhones in 2014, the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus. Samsung, meanwhile, was already on the 5.7-inch Galaxy Note 4.note9-screens-4The Galaxy Note 9 added new features, like animated messaging you can create with the S Pen. Angela Lang/CNET Small phones are dead, but the Note is still nicheThere’s no doubt that the Galaxy Note helped pioneer and popularize the large-screen phone. It helped prove the benefits of a bigger screen for watching videos, reading stories and surfing the web, but also the need to balance a big display with a smaller body. Screens were getting bigger, but that meant the rest of the phone was, too. Something had to give.Over the years, the thick black bezels surrounding the display started shrinking, and the home and navigation buttons below the screen began to disappear. In-screen and rear-mounted fingerprint readers, and face unlock all help expand screen size while reducing clutter on the phone face.Inside the devices, the emphasis was on creating more space for bigger batteries to power those ever-growing screens. Smaller processors and camera modules helped make room. So did fixing the batteries in place (removable batteries take up more space) and, more recently, killing off the 3.5mm headphone jack.samsung-galaxy-fold-46In some ways, the Galaxy Fold is Samsung’s ultimate big-screen device. Angela Lang/CNET Today, Samsung’s Galaxy Fold is the culmination of its large-screen ambitions, with a 7.3-inch display that folds down into a thick phone. Although troubled with screen problems days before its intended launch (the Fold will now sell in September), Samsung sees its foldable phone’s enormous internal display as the ultimate fulfillment of the large-screen-but-portable phone dream. Like the first boundary-pushing Note, the Galaxy Fold attempts to mesh the benefits of a tablet with a device that still acts very much like a regular phone. (In fact, we wonder how Samsung will keep the new Galaxy Note 10 from being overshadowed by the Fold.)Large-screen phones are now the norm, but the Galaxy Note’s other major contribution, its stylus, hasn’t stuck. Note buyers are loyal, Samsung says. But in an era when most everyone types and few people write, the act of holding a pen, even a digital one, feels even more like a “kooky-cool throwback” to the written word than it did when the Galaxy Note first emerged.Samsung proved that large screens rule the day. With the Note 10, the phone-maker has another attempt to write the S Pen’s future.samsung-galaxy-note-9-use-6From the very first Galaxy Note to the Note 9. Angela Lang/CNET Samsung Galaxy Note familyGalaxy Note, 2011Galaxy Note 2, 2012Galaxy Note 3, 2013Galaxy Note 4, 2014Galaxy Note Edge, 2014Galaxy Note 5, 2015Galaxy Note 7, 2016 — recalled due to incidents of battery fires (there was no Note 6)  Galaxy Note 8, 2017Galaxy Note 9, 2018Galaxy Note specs (2011)5.3-inch HD Super AMOLED screen with its 1,280×800-pixel resolution8-megapixel camera with flash2-megapixel front-facing camera4 touch-sensitive navigation buttons 1.5GHz dual-core processor Android 2.3 Gingerbread16GB of internal memory32GB microSD card slot beneath the back coverMicro-USB charging port2,500 mAh battery Galaxy Note 9: 16 hidden features on Samsung’s best phone Boost Mobile $999 CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Phones See It See it Best Buy 38 Photos The first Galaxy Note was a hot messI’ll never forget the 5.3-inch Samsung Galaxy Note, and how could I? When it launched, the iPhone 4S screen was still a measly 3.5 inches. The Note quite literally stood out.Samsung’s new phone was attractive enough, but it was heavy, thick and overgrown. Its wacky S Pen stylus also raised eyebrows, a callback to the pre-iPhone days of Palm Pilots and other PDAs — personal digital assistants — that used a complex writing system to turn strokes into letters. In my Galaxy Note review, I called Samsung’s pioneering device a “kooky-cool throwback,” mostly out of nostalgia for the Palm Pilot stylus I sometimes messed around with as a teenager when my dad wasn’t using it for work.Samsung’s premise with the S Pen was simple: no handwriting shortcuts to learn, you just picked it up like a pencil and started to write or draw. With the software licensed from Wacom, best known for its digital pads and pens for creative professionals, the first S Pen responded to 128 levels of pressure, which meant you could control line thickness and shading with the weight of your hand. (The Note 9 has 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity.)samsung-galaxy-note-8529The plastic stylus was a throwback to PDA days. James Martin/CNET Writing wasn’t the best experience on the original Galaxy Note. My handwriting, which is already unrestrained, became even messier. The Note wouldn’t register pen strokes near the screen borders, slicing off my freeform notes and doodles as they crept close to the edge.The 4.1-inch stylus itself was so light and thin (0.2 inch thick), I was constantly worried I’d drop it. Put it down on a desk, and it often rolled away.”I thought that the stylus was a step backward in UX [user interface], but I guess time has shown otherwise!” said Wayne Lam, director and principal analyst at IHS Markit.The stylus may have been the Note’s wild card feature, but at the end of the day, the phone was always about the screen. I wrote in my original review, “I think the screen size, rather than the stylus, will make it or break it for most buyers.” I also said that the stylus would keep the pricey Note locked in as a niche device in a crowded field.It was the Note’s screen size that ultimately propelled it. I didn’t foresee it then, but people who bought the Note accepted that they’d have to sacrifice the portability of a smaller phone to get the benefits of a larger display — and the attitude was catching.Dell_Streak_tablet.jpgThe Dell Streak was actually the first “phablet.” 1SaleADay Rise of the supersize screenFor all its hype, the Galaxy Note wasn’t actually the first large-screen phablet. The Dell Streak, a 5-inch phone-tablet hybrid that launched in 2010, predated the Note. It had Android, Wi-Fi and cellular capabilities (and no stylus). At the time, people prized portable sizes, and “feature phones” (you might know them now as “dumb phones”) were still as common as smartphones like the iPhone, if not more so. We thought it looked ridiculous holding the Dell Streak next to our ears to make a call, but we liked the web-surfing and multimedia benefits levied by that larger screen. The original Note was a breakthrough product … [that] demonstrated how useful and computer-like a smartphone could be. Bob O’Donnell, Technalysis $999center_img “When I first saw the original Note, I thought it looked ridiculous — I even called it a ‘dork flag’,” said Ben Wood, chief of research at CCS Insight. “Ironically, one of my more enlightened colleagues loved it and started using it, much to our amusement in the team. Turns out he was right on the money.”Samsung has tried a lot of wild designs over the years: phones with built-in projectors, a phone shaped a bit like a parenthesis and, most recently, a phone whose screen folds in half. Of all the brand’s gambles, the large screen has made the greatest impact so far. Case in point: For a few years, we described large-screen phones as “phablets,” a portmanteau of “phone” and “tablet.” Now they’re so commonplace, we just call them phones.  41 $999 The first Galaxy Note taught us the truth about our appetite for screens. James Martin/CNET Samsung is hours away from launching its new Galaxy Note, rumored to be the Galaxy Note 10 with a 6.3-inch screen, and an even larger Note 10 Plus with a 6.8-inch display. Today, we may take the Note line for granted, but when the first Galaxy Note  launched in 2011, it was met with derision. In those days, the Note was considered too damn big.For example, when the original Galaxy Note launched, the Samsung Galaxy S’s 4-inch screen was about as big as anyone wanted. It took Samsung’s marketing clout to convince us all to give large-screen phones a try. Today, speculation about 6.3-inch and 6.8-inch screens isn’t such a shock. After all, the Galaxy S10 Plus already has a vast 6.4-inch display. The new Notes would just be a little bigger. This inching toward ever-larger screen sizes matters because of the way the screens themselves affect the way we use phones. Fast data speeds have made on-demand maps navigation, streaming video and gameplay so ingrained in our daily habits that Google and Apple had to devise tools to keep us from staring at our screens for too long. When you do everything on your phone, the large, sharp screen you do it on becomes paramount.Contrast that to 2011. Back then, the original Galaxy Note’s 5.3-inch screen was a monstrously hulk compared to the other phones of its day. We dismissed it as a poser trying to be the 7-inch tablet it just wasn’t. Little did we know it was just the beginning. Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR See It 4:36 See It Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Share your voice So many more Samsung Galaxy Note 10 details leak Sprint Tags Samsung Event Android Update Samsung Galaxy Note: The original big phone that changed it alllast_img read more

Saudi king too wants regime continuity FS

first_imgA handout picture provided by the Saudi Royal Palace on October 17, 2018, shows King Salman bin Abdulaziz (R) receiving Bangladesh`s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina (L) at the royal palace in the capital Riyadh.Photo: AFPAppreciating Bangladesh’s tremendous development unleashed under the leadership of prime minister Sheikh Hasina, Saudi king Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on Wednesday wished the continuity of the present regime in the coming days.The Saudi Kind made the wish when prime minister Sheikh Hasina had an audience with him, foreign secretary Md Shahidul Haque while briefing reporters after the meeting.The official also said earlier that many leaders who joined the UN General Assembly session last month wished continue of the prime minister Sheikh Hasina’s administration.”The Saudi king repeatedly said Bangladesh has achieved huge development and its continuity needs to be maintained. Here the continuity means the continuation of the prime minister,” he said.Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, also the custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, said if there is continuity, the bilateral relations between Bangladesh and Saudi Arabia will be strengthened further in all areas, the foreign secretary added.About the meeting, Shahidul said a discussion was held amid a very cordial and warm environment.When the prime minister reached the Royal Palace, the king himself came out to its gate to receive her, he said.”The king told the prime minister that it (Royal Palace) is your house and you’re always welcome here,” the foreign secretary said, adding that there was elaborate banquet and the king was seen very cordial while talking to the prime minister over the lunch.The Saudi king stressed the need for exploiting the opportunity on the cooperation between the brotherly countries in different sectors, including economic and cultural areas.He highly lauded Bangladesh for its voice over the establishment of the Palestine people’s rights. “Bangladesh’s position is very respectful,” the foreign secretary quoted the king as saying.The prime minister thanked the Saudi king for his cordial hospitality.When she drew his attention to the problems of Bangladeshi workers in Saudi Arabia, the king said it is his duty to resolve those as Bangladeshi expatriates contribute to the socio-economic development of Saudi Arabia, too.The prime minister invited the Saudi king to visit Bangladesh and he accepted it, Shahidul Haque said.last_img