first_imgHow an item is utilized depends on the materials from which it’s made, a term called ‘build quality’. Apple Watch is intended to be worn from morning to night, so it is to be expected that it will be of sturdy build quality. Apple did not disappoint, and used 316L stainless steel, which is 40 per cent harder.Sapphire is the hardest transparent material on earth after the diamonds that apparently lasts forever (at least according to De Beers). That makes it perfect for ensuring that Apple Retina shows colors and pixels at their best resolutions.With outlines produced using fine top-grain calfskins, strong superior fluoroelastomer, and uniquely built stainless steel, the Apple Watch product line offers the pleasantly large cluster of band materials and clasp styles. Here we take a closer look at the styles that will adorn many a wrists in 2015.There are 2 sizes, purportedly for men and women (38 mm and 42 mm), but all straps do not come in both sizes.Link BraceletMade from the same 316L stainless steel compound as the case, the Link Bracelet has more than a hundred parts. The machining procedure is so exact, Apple says almost nine hours go into cutting the pieces for a solitary band. Partially, that long time is on account of the inconspicuous widening of the individual links as they approach the case. Once machined for joining, the connections are brushed by hand to guarantee that the composition takes after the forms of the outline. The custom butterfly clasp overlays perfectly inside the wrist band. In a stunning realization individuality of the user, Apple has designed a basic discharge catch into a few smaller links, so Apple Watch users can include and evacuate pieces from the bracelet without any watchmaking or metal crafting tools. As is usual with the steel of Apple, the links will come in stainless steel and space black stainless steel.advertisementMilanese LoopIn light of a piece of novelty art created in Milan at the end of the nineteenth century, the adaptable metal lattice design of the Milanese Loop wraps smoothly around your wrist for a comfortable fit. Accomplishing the wanted look obliged attractive stainless steel. Since off-the-rack materials didn’t offer the important immaculateness or erosion safety, Apple claims that it made it’s own metal-carbon alloy, and came up with a special heat treatment that makes it more tough. The lattice is woven on made-to-specification Italian machines, and each end piece is exclusively laser-welded to guarantee smooth edges.Modern BuckleA little French tannery started in 1803 produces the supple Granada cowhide for this rich-feel band. The smooth top-grain calfskin is delicately processed and tumbled to achieve a refined composition. What resembles a strong clasp is really a two-piece attractive culmination mechanism, that is delightfully easy to secure. Apple has included an internal layer of material for quality and skin safety. Trivia: it’s the same material NASA used to make the parachute strings for the Mars Rover! This band is accessible in pink, brown, and midnight blue.Leather LoopThe Venezia leather for this band is of the highest quality, sourced from Naples, Italy. With an artisan legacy renowned since the European era of flair, the tannery has a history of association with probably the most prestigious names in style. A sensitive processing and tumbling methodology yields a lovely pebbled composition. This customary craftsmanship is joined with an inventive methodology to bring the plan to fruition. Magnets disguised inside the delicate, stitched cowhide permit you to just wrap it around your wrist for an exact fit and a trimmed look. For variety, this accessory is made in stone, light brown, and bright blue.Classic BuckleFrom the eminent ECCO tannery in the Netherlands, the Dutch cowhide utilized for this band has a different, almost embellished grain, with an unobtrusive composition. The basic component is created from the same stainless steel as the case. It’s a lovely take on the conventional leather bands. Accessible in dark black.Sport BandSince it is produced using an elite, custom-invented fluoroelastomer, the Sport Band is sturdy and solid. Yet shockingly light and delicate. The material is more adaptable than the elastic usually utilized as a part of watch straps, so it has a pleasant feel and hangs easily over your wrist, almost floating. To attain a purer white and a deeper dark black, we figured out how to include the shade at the start of the assembling methodology. A creative clasp-and-tuck buckling action guarantees a clean fit. These bands are accessible toughness-wise, and come in white and dark black.advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgDoha, Oct 31 (AFP) Qatar Airways announced yet another football sponsorship deal on Wednesday by unveiling a four-and-a-half year agreement with CONMEBOL to become the South American football confederation’s “official global airline partner”.The sponsorship agreement will run until the end of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.”Qatar Airways is delighted to become the official global airline partner of CONMEBOL,” said Qatar Airways CEO Akbar al-Baker. “This is another big sponsorship that we are doing in football.” Baker said the “milestone” deal would help bolster the brand of the airline and the country.Jose Manuel Astigarraga, CONMEBOL’s secretary general, called it a “super, fantastic agreement”.”(It will) build a brighter situation for all of football,” he said. “For us, it’s a really big honour to have Qatar as a sponsor.”Citing a confidentiality agreement, Astigarraga refused to disclose how much the deal was worth but said it was “very interesting”.It is the latest deal in a rapidly growing football sponsorship portfolio for Qatar Airways.The airline is also a shirt sponsor of Argentinian giants Boca Juniors, Italian side Roma and has a deal for sleeve sponsorship with Germany’s biggest team, Bayern Munich.Qatar Airways is also the “official airline” for world governing football body, FIFA.Qatar’s sporting and trade relationship with South America is also growing.Baker confirmed that Boca Juniors will play in Qatar early in 2019 — talks are ongoing for Argentinians to play in a potential tournament.Also next year, Qatar’s national side will play in the Copa America in Brazil.Wednesday’s announcement comes just weeks after Qatar’s leader Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani completed a trip to Ecuador, Peru, Argentina and Paraguay. (AFP) SCYSCYadvertisementlast_img read more

first_imgStory Highlights Former President of the Senate, Professor Oswald Harding, is to publish his autobiography in early November, which will provide an insight into his record as a legislator and lawyer. He said that the more than 200-page book captures much of his childhood days growing up on Oxford Street in Western Kingston, where he was born. Mr. Harding, who served in the Senate for a combined 28 years, was also Attorney General during the administration of former Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Edward Seaga, in the 1980s. Former President of the Senate, Professor Oswald Harding, is to publish his autobiography in early November, which will provide an insight into his record as a legislator and lawyer.Mr. Harding, who served in the Senate for a combined 28 years, was also Attorney General during the administration of former Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Edward Seaga, in the 1980s.He said that the more than 200-page book captures much of his childhood days growing up on Oxford Street in Western Kingston, where he was born.“It talks of my early days at Kingston College and my early days after the death of my grandmother,” Mr. Harding told JIS News in an interview.He said the publication, titled ‘Grandson of Essie’, also describes “how elections are run”, and the 1976 State of Emergency.During his political career, Mr. Harding served as Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Justice.“We have a great country, and to me, Jamaica has made great strides, and there is a lot more that it can do and will do with goodwill and sensible people,” he said.The former Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Technology (UTech), Mr. Harding said he relished being given the opportunity to play a role in the establishment of the faculty.Professor Harding said he is pleased that the UTech Law Faculty has received full accreditation.last_img read more

first_imgNoida: Following the death of a 34-year-old techie who died of heart attack at a hospital in Noida, the father of deceased has alleged that his son died after an altercation broke out with traffic police personnel when he stopped him for vehicular checking by hitting the car with baton.According to Noida police, the incident occurred in Ghaziabad on Sunday evening when a traffic policeman stopped the victim who was travelling in his car along with elderly parents near CISF cut. “The deceased who worked at a software company in Gurgaon was a diabetic and he died due to cardiac arrest when traffic police constable stopped him for vehicle checking,” said police officials. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderHowever, 65-year-old Moolchand Sharma, a resident of sector 52 in Noida alleged that his son, Gaurav Sharma, was driving the car and he along with his wife were also present in the car when a traffic police personnel, wearing white dress, banged a stick on their car’s body to stop them. “My son was driving the vehicle in correct lane and under the prescribed speed limit. There was no such road traffic violation for which the policeman had to react so rude. He hit our car with sticks even after seeing two elderly people sitting inside. My son parked the vehicle along the roadside and we stepped out questioning the policeman for his behaviour. My son fell on road during the altercation and the policemen present over there fled away instead of taking him to the hospital. However, few passersby helped and we took him to hospital where doctors declared him dead,” the father said. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchings”I can’t face my 5-year-old granddaughter who has lost her father. If the policeman would have reacted softly, I would not have lost my son. We demand the justice from the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath,” he added. Meanwhile, police are yet to receive any complaint into the matter while the SSP Gautam Buddh Nagar, Vaibhav Krishna confirmed the incident to have occurred in Ghaziabad. “Preliminary investigations into the matter showed that the deceased was prima facie diabetic in nature and he died due to heart attack. The place of incident was near CISF Cut in district Ghaziabad at around 6 pm in evening. We have conveyed the information to Ghaziabad police,” said Krishna.last_img read more

T20 Cricket

first_imgSo it goes to a decider in the T20 series after new Zealand thrashed England to level the series 1-1 and how they deserved it. One bright moment for England was the swashbuckling innings of Jos Butler’s, who smashed a 28 ball 50, which included an amazing nine fours and a six. He was, however, slightly despondent after the team’s lacklustre performance as he is quoted as saying he’d have much rather been part of a winning team than scoring an international 50. He illustrated his huge potential last week against a Kiwi X1. England now have great depth in the wicket keeper/batsman department. The deciding T20 game takes place on Friday morning with England understandably not as short as they have been in the betting for the first 2 games as they come to terms with possibly making the wrong decision in trying to chase down a total on such a small pitch. Top batsmen markets are normally dominated by the higher order batsmen. I take Luke Wright to come in again like he did in the first match and hammer a match winning innings and the 7/2 that is generally available seems good value from someone you know, and can deliver for the big occasion. There will be some who’ll get excited about the 13/2 available for Butler but as they say, lightning doesn’t strike twice… or can it? You decide.Looking at the Black Caps it’s hard to see past their man of the moment and the 3/1 generally available looks a decent bet for Brendon McCullum. However, as I mentioned earlier, it’s very rare that a batsman will do the business twice in 2 games, but in this case he is the jewel in their crown and some of the other players don’t come close to the big Kiwi. England should cosily win the game and the 8/11 looks too big. They are bound to start the game around the 4/6 mark.last_img read more