Diwali 2020: 5 Gift Ideas to Make Your Loved Ones’ Diwali Super Special

first_imgDiwali 2020 is almost here. In case you are still searching for the perfect gift for your loved ones, fret no more. We have hand-picked a few tech products which you can gift to your dear ones. We have chosen the gifts keeping in mind the change in our lifestyles following the pandemic. There are products across diverse categories that will be useful now, and we’ve listed items that have strong ratings or reviews, and are good value-for-money.These gift ideas cover great picks at different price points so that you can find something great no matter what your budget is this Diwali. Read on and find the perfect gift for your friends and family and make their Diwali super special.1. Samson Go Mic Portable USB Condenser Microphone (Rs. 4,990)- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Price: Rs. 4,990 | Where to buy: Flipkart, Amazon2. Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen) with Clock (Rs. 5,499)The latest smart speaker by Amazon comes with a refreshed spherical design and an LED display that shows time, outdoor temperature or timers. The light sensor automatically adjusts the display’s brightness, day or night. The smart home speaker can act as your personal assistant. If you have smart home automation products in your home you can use Echo to voice- control the products.- Advertisement – samson go mic portable usb condenser microphone amazon go micA lot of people have turned to content creation following the pandemic. The Samson Go Mic is the ideal gift for your content creator friend. The Go Mic is a mic that can be clipped right onto your laptop or sit on your desk. It’s compatible with a Mac or Windows PC. The Go Mic is perfect for recording music, podcasts or field recording.The Go Mic has omnidirectional sound pickup patterns with a resolution of 44.1kHz. The package includes a USB cable, cable clip and carry case along with the microphone. The microphone is compact and fits easily in the pocket making it extremely handy.- Advertisement –center_img 5. Marshall Stanmore II Voice 80 W Bluetooth Speaker (Rs. 31,999) The Marshall Stanmore II Voice is a beautifully crafted smart speaker for those who have a bigger budget. The sound-quality of the speaker is bound to take your music listening experience to the next level. Coupled with built-in Google Assistant, the speaker lets you control your music using voice commands. Marshall Stanmore II Voice is enabled with multi-room connection, which lets the speaker wirelessly play different genres of music across rooms.The retro design of the speaker gives it an old-school charm and makes the perfect Diwali for your music loving friends. In case that’s too expensive though, check out our guide to the best smart speakers on the market. Price: Rs. 31,999 | Where to buy: FlipkartWhich is the best TV under Rs. 25,000? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.Affiliate links may be automatically generated – see our ethics statement for details. Although the pre-order has started on Amazon, the product won’t be delivered until later in the year. Nevertheless, the Amazon Echo (4th Gen) (review) is a useful and pocket-friendly gifting choice.Price: Rs. 5,499 | Where to buy : Amazon3. NESCAFE E’ Smart Personal Coffee Maker (Rs.5,999)nescafe e smart personal coffee maker amazon smart coffee makerThis is the perfect gift for any coffee-lover. The NESCAFE E’ Smart Personal Coffee Maker is a smart, app-enabled hot and cold coffee maker. With it, you can prepare a variety of customised coffee like creamy iced coffees, cinnamon cappuccinos, and ginger spiced lattes. The coffee maker can be controlled via the Nescafe E Connected mug app on your smartphone and the coffee will be prepared in just 60-90 seconds. This is an ideal gifting choice for anybody who might be missing reaching out to the office coffee vending machine, given the unexpected shift in our working conditions. Price: Rs.5,999 | Where to buy: Flipkart, Amazon4. Realme Smart TV 43 (Rs.19,999) This has been the year of content streaming and for your dearest binge-lover, there is no better thing to give than a Smart TV. Realme Smart TV 43 is one of the most budget-friendly smart TVs in the market. The device runs on Android TV 9 Pie, with access to the Google Play Store for Android TV. It is powered by MediaTek MSD6683 processor, paired with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. The TV also supports HDR10 standard, Dolby Audio and Bluetooth v5.0.For sound, the Realme TV uses a four-speaker system with 24W of rated sound output. Connectivity options include three HDMI ports, two USB ports, and single AV, LAN, and ANT ports. In case you are interested in other TV choices, you can explore our top smart TV recommendations.Price: Rs. 19,999 | Where to buy: Flipkartlast_img read more

Netherlands 1 – 1 Spain

first_imgIt was a fourth match in charge without a win for Netherlands coach Frank de Boer, whose record is now a loss and three draws.The Netherlands were missing captain Virgil van Dijk, who is sidelined for months with a serious knee injury, and quickly also lost Manchester City defender Nathan Ake, who limped off with an apparent hamstring injury in the sixth minute. Georginio Wijnaldum, on his 30th birthday, was captain in the absence of his Liverpool team-mate.Spain had taken the lead in the 19th minute when Sergio Canales scored his first international goal. – Advertisement – Alvaro Morata, who has scored three goals in his last three matches with Juventus, turned provider for Spain’s opener. He turned away from Frenkie de Jong and Daley Blind before passing to Canales, who had time and room to calmly slide a low, left-foot shot past Marco Bizot, who was making his debut in the Dutch goal at age 29.Spain were more urgent in the first half, pressing the makeshift Dutch defence high up the pitch and not letting De Boer’s team settle into its passing game. The closest the Dutch came to scoring before the break was a shot by Sevilla forward Luuk de Jong straight at Simon.The hosts’ intensity picked up after the break and was rewarded immediately when a cross by Owen Wijndal bounced through the penalty area to Van de Beek, who fired a low shot past Simon for his second international goal. – Advertisement – Donny van de Beek put his Manchester United troubles behind him to score the equaliser as the Netherlands came from a goal down to draw 1-1 with Spain in a friendly at the Johan Cruyff Arena on Wednesday.Van de Beek has struggled to establish himself as a first-team player in Manchester but felt right at home back at the stadium where he rose to prominence with Ajax as he drilled a low shot past Unai Simon in the 47th minute.- Advertisement – Nathan Ake had to go off after picking up an injury during Wednesday night's friendlyImage:Nathan Ake had to go off after picking up an injury during Wednesday night’s friendly The game then opened up with both sides coming close to a winner.Koke lobbed just over the bar in the 60th minute and Memphis Depay, with time and space in Spain’s penalty area, shot too close to Simon, allowing the keeper to make a sharp save to his left. De Jong also had a good late chance, but could not find room for a shot after a good cross by Denzel Dumfries.Sergio Ramos came on as an 85th-minute substitute for his 176th international, drawing level with former Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon as the European with the most caps. The world record is Ahmed Hassans 184 for Egypt.What’s next?Netherlands host Bosnia and Herzegovina in the Nations League on Sunday at 5pm – live on Sky Sports Premier League – before travelling to Poland in the Nations League on Wednesday at 7.45pm – live on Sky Sports Football red button.Spain travel to Switzerland in the Nations League on Sunday at 7.45pm – live on Sky Sports Football red button – before hosting Germany in the Nations League on Tuesday at 7.45pm – live on Sky Sports Football. Sergio Canales scores his first international goal for SpainImage:Sergio Canales scores his first international goal for Spain – Advertisement –last_img read more

How to get an interest rate of only 1 percent? Join the Kvarner family quality label program

first_imgThe project of awarding the quality label “Kvarner Family” was initiated by the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County, and is implemented by the Kvarner Tourist Board in cooperation with member tourist boards, and Kvarner family is certainly the most successful labeling program in Croatia.Also, for years, the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County has been subsidizing loans for family accommodation hosts in the Kvarner family program, and the goal of the program is to improve service and raise the quality of accommodation in facilities that provide catering services in the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County.Interest for hosts in family accommodation from 1 to 2% Primorje-Gorski Kotar County subsidizes interest on approved loans with five (5) percentage points for investments in the area of ​​Gorski Kotar and small islands of Primorje-Gorski Kotar County (Unije, Susak, Ilovik, Vele and Mala Srakane), so that the interest for end users ultimately can amount to 1% per year. For the remaining areas of the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County, the County subsidizes the interest with four (4) percentage points so that the interest for the end user can be the highest 2% per year.Preference when approving a loan is given to hosts who already have the “Kvarner Family” quality label and want to create conditions for obtaining sub-brands, ie additional quality labels of the “Kvarner Family” brand such as “Pet Friendly” – intended for tourists with pets; “Bike Friendly” – intended for cyclo tourists; “Hike Friendly” – intended for hikers and other standards of special offer conducted by the Kvarner Tourist Board.Landlords interested in submitting an application for the Kvarner Family 2015 Loan Program in the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County may submit a Public Invitation and a loan application form and a list of documentation located here.Proof of how it can be if we care about development Labeling programs such as Kvarner family can be started by any county tourist board to raise the quality of accommodation and services in family accommodation, of course it is necessary to create a good enough motive for the hosts to activate and participate in a particular labeling program. Of course. The market is free and no one has to learn a labeling program, but that’s why it’s important to combine a series of motives, and where will you get a better motive than 1% interest on the loan, which you can’t get in the market?Also, this is just one of the great motives for the hosts to get involved in the program, and we can list hundreds more. From giving free towel sets, education, study trips, advertising, apartment photography, etc.… continue the series… This is a concrete example of how to raise the level of service and quality of accommodation in family accommodation, of course only if we care about strategic development. This is exactly how we can raise our entire tourism, and there has always been and always will be a market as the best regulator of the successful and the less successful. There are other labeling programs in Istria, Šibenik-Knin County and Zadar County, but unfortunately the whole story is developing too slowly.The story of branding family accommodation starts with those who need to develop and brand tourist destinations, and these are tourist boards. The labeling program is such a broad story that connects all the essence of family accommodation. People are not to blame for poor development, the system is to blame for the fact that we are not developing strategically, both tourism and tourist destinations.Opportunities and successful models are there, and it’s up to you to take advantage of them. Of course if you care, although it is the duty and obligation of tourist boards because the system is not an end in itself, but exists for tourism workers as a kind of DMC or management and platform that connects and develops a tourist destination in every sense.last_img read more

This Chapel Hill home was built with outdoor living front of mind

first_img9b Fleming Rd, Chapel Hill.The property is located near the Mt Coot-tha Lookout, Anzac Park and Indooroopilly Shopping Centre.Agent Michelle McLeod said the house showcased the best of Queensland living, with innovative and exceptional design and views to lush trees and rainforest surrounds. Inspections: By appointmentFor sale: By expressions of interest, closing September 14, 5pmAgent: Michelle McLeod, Ray White Indooroopilly – McLeod Partners 9b Fleming Rd, Chapel Hill.Three of these bedrooms have built-in wardrobes and share a tiled bathroom with a separate shower and bath. The fourth bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe and an ensuite with a double vanity and glass shower.Other features of the residence include a self-contained space that sits above the garage. It has an open-plan living and dining room, kitchenette with ample cabinetry, a bathroom and bedroom with a walk-in wardrobe. 9b Fleming Rd, Chapel Hill.The walkway leads to a triple garage to the right, and the house to the left, featuring high ceilings, down lighting and polished tiles.A lounge room adjoins dining and family rooms, with the family room including a study nook and access to a patio.These rooms then border a stylish kitchen with a stone island benchtop, butler’s pantry and Miele appliances, while nearby are a bathroom and laundry with external access and large linen closet.Bi-fold and sliding glass doors open the ground floor out to the timber deck, featuring a soaring ceiling, a grassy yard and the pool with a waterfall. More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019The main bedroom also has deck access, along with polished timber floors, a custom-fitted walk-in wardrobe and an ensuite with a freestanding tub, glass rain shower and double vanity.Upstairs, there are four bedrooms and a retreat space with windows overlooking the deck and forest surrounds.center_img 9b Fleming Rd, Chapel Hill.SURROUNDED by established gardens and with views to Mt Coot-tha, this contemporary home at 9B Fleming Rd, Chapel Hill has a focus on outdoor living.The home has a large deck, patio spaces and a saltwater swimming pool.A timber bridge leads to the house, with a glass front door opening to a ground-floor atrium-style walkway with timber floors and walls of windows. A courtyard with stepping stones sits to one side. last_img read more

Noble Corp. elects new board member

first_imgOffshore driller Noble Corporation has named a new member of the company’s board of directors, effective immediately.The company said on Tuesday that Julie J. Robertson would fill a board vacancy created by a recent retirement.According to Noble, she will serve as a director of the company until the next shareholder vote at the annual general meeting in 2018.Robertson spent more than 38 years with Noble and its subsidiaries. She began her career at the company by serving consecutively in the positions of risk and benefits manager and marketing services coordinator for a predecessor subsidiary of Noble, beginning in 1979. Most recently, Robertson served as the company’s executive vice president since 2006 and corporate secretary since 1993 and will retain both roles.In her current roles, she has direct oversight of human resources, procurement, and supply chain, learning and development, health, safety and environmental functions, and information technology. Robertson is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard School of Business.David W. Williams, chairman, president and CEO of Noble Corporation, said: “Julie has built a distinguished career during her tenure at Noble and brings excellent industry knowledge and experience. I am delighted with this addition to our board and look forward to her future contributions.”last_img read more

Bill seeking to penalize children abandoning parents filed in Senate

first_imgUnder Senate Bill No. 29 or the “ParentsWelfare Act of 2019” filed by Senator Panfilo Lacson, children are required toprovide necessary support to their aging, sick, and incapacitated parents. MANILA – A bill seeking to penalizechildren who abandon their old and sick parents has been filed in the Senate. Also, those who will leave parents inneed of support in any place with the intention of wholly abandoning the lattershall be punished with imprisonment of six years to 10 years and a fine of notless than P300,000. It states a parent may file a petitionbefore the court and pray for the issuance of a support order against thosechildren who failed or refused to provide the necessary aid. Sen. Panfilo Lacson The bill also seeks to establish Old AgeHomes for the elderly, sick, or otherwise incapacitated parents in every provinceand highly urbanized city. (With GMA News/PN) The bill, which Lacson also filed in the17th Congress, seeks to further strengthen filial responsibility and to make ita criminal offense in case of flagrant violation thereof. Under the bill, the penalty ofimprisonment of one to six months or a fine of P100,000 will be imposed if therespondent fails to give support for three consecutive months withoutjustifiable cause. It added the legal representation of theparent in need of support will be provided by the Public Attorney’s Office andno court fees will be assessed.last_img read more

Mary Ellen Rigsby age, 64

first_imgMary Ellen Rigsby “Miss Mary” age 64, of Hagerstown, Indiana died Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Indiana.Born September 27, 1954 in Wayne County, Indiana she was the daughter of the late Max Wilburn & Geraldine Marie (Muddell) Swafford. She was a graduate of the first class of Union County High School; and was a graduate of Ball State University. On June 17, 1989 she became the wife of Raymond H. Rigsby and he survives.She was employed as a Librarian at Union County Public Library in Liberty, Indiana and had also been a teacher for many years at St. Michael Catholic School in Brookville. She had a love of reading and books; and took great joy in helping others.Survivors include her husband of over 29 years, Ray Rigsby; three brothers, Ed (Luann) Swafford of Liberty, Indiana, John (Peggy) Swafford of Hamilton, Ohio, and Max (Jody) Swafford of Liberty, Indiana; her mother & father-in-law, John & Peggy Rigsby of Richmond, Indiana.Family & friends may visit from 1:00 P.M. until 5:00 P.M. on Sunday, October 28, 2018, at Edwards Memorial United Methodist Church, 4 West Seminary Street, Liberty, Indiana.Pastor Scott Bell will officiate the Memorial Services at 5:00 P.M., at Edwards United Methodist Church in Liberty.Memorial Contributions may be directed to the Union County Public Library, and if any children wish to bring a book to donate to the library in honor of Miss Mary the family would be honored. Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mary Rigsby, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.com .last_img read more

Saints trio pen new deals

first_img The trio are graduates of Saints’ much-vaunted youth system and have seen their progress rewarded with extended deals. Turnbull is currently impressing on loan at League One promotion hopefuls Swindon and on Thursday signed a new contract until 2018. The 19-year-old has been with Saints since being released by Fulham in 2011 and, having recovered from a long-term knee injury, extended his stay until 2017. “I’m delighted to get it actually signed and all sorted so I can now just focus on my football and prove my place,” Mugabi said. “The next progression for me is first-team football, so hopefully I can carry on working hard and prove myself in training and matches. “The club gave me my chance when Fulham let me go. It’s the place to be for any young footballer. “Southampton have produced loads of players and hopefully I can be one of them to come through.” Jason McCarthy, Bevis Mugabi and Jordan Turnbull have all signed new contracts with Southampton. The 20-year-old was one of three defenders to commit their future to St Mary’s in the space of a day, with McCarthy and Mugabi following suit. The former has been involved in the first-team squad on a number of occasions and made his professional debut in Saints’ 3-1 win at Crystal Palace on Boxing Day. McCarthy, captain of the club’s Under-21s side, has been rewarded for that progress with a new deal which will keep him at St Mary’s until 2017. “It’s great to put pen to paper,” he told Southampton’s official YouTube channel. “Obviously at the start of the year I knew I was out of contract at the end of the season. “I was pleased with my progress at the time and I think I’ve done well this season so far. “I’ve been with the club since I was seven years old, so it really shows that I’m at the right place.” The announcement was followed by news that Mugabi had signed a new two-and-a-half year deal. Press Associationlast_img read more

Ramsey: We’ll try to keep Austin

first_imgQPR head coach Chris Ramsey accepts Charlie Austin will want to stay in the Barclays Premier League, even though he says the relegated Londoners will make “every effort” to keep him. Asked if he had any idea how many players would be leaving this summer, Ramsey replied: “No, most of it is out of my hands. “I’ll have a discussion with Les (Ferdinand, QPR director of football) and the owners and everybody will know who’s going to be there and who’s not staying quite quickly. “We’ve looked at targets but we know our budget is going to be limited and that’s why patience is going to be important. “We have to see what markets we’re buying from. I would say once we establish that, we’ll be aware if we are going to make that immediate attempt to bounce straight back or whether we’re going to consolidate.” Austin s cored his 18th Premier League goal of the season as the curtain came down on Rangers’ miserable top-flight stay with a 5-1 thrashing at Leicester on Sunday. It came just days after 25-year-old Austin was called into the England squad for the friendly away to the Republic of Ireland and the Euro 2016 qualifier in Slovenia next month – and Ramsey fears a parting of the ways as he prepares for a significant summer rebuild at Loftus Road. “I would imagine anybody who has scored those goals and is going to the England camp would not be looking elsewhere other than to be playing in the Premier League,” Ramsey said. “He’ll want to play higher (than the Championship) but we’ll make every effort to keep him because he’s somebody that we need. “It’s very difficult to buy strikers of that pedigree to come straight into your team and starting scoring immediately. “That’s what we’re going to need because we must hit the ground running.” Ramsey took temporary charge in February following Harry Redknapp’s resignation, but he oversaw only three wins in 15 matches as Rangers finished bottom of the Premier League and were relegated for the second time in three seasons. The 53-year-old was handed a three-year contract last week but, with QPR in negotiations over a probable Football League financial fair play penalty which could be up to £58million, the club’s ambitions remain uncertain “Everybody knows the club is going to be in a rebuilding phase,” Ramsey said. “It’s important people are patient with what we’re going to do with the long-term plan of the club and making sure we’re on a stable footing for a long time.” Press Associationlast_img read more