Touch Football Australia has been undertaking a review of Sport Education courses and resources following the update of the Level 1 Referee Course in 2013 TFA will continue to provide webinar opportunities to up-skill presenters on the new material. The following process applies to all Course Presenters to update their accreditation:1. Course Presenters to register to update their accreditation as per Course Presenter updating Registration process as outlined in the TFA Sport Education Guidelines2. Course Presenters are required to complete ASC General Principles Officiating Course via http://learning.ausport.gov.au/ and provide certificate to complete currency update process to firstname.lastname@example.org. 3. Course Presenters are required to attend and complete a webinar workshop to be updated on the changes to the materials and course processes. Please register for the webinar via the link in the attached document. Webinars will be held on Monday, 10 February and Wednesday, 19 February 2014, with further dates or potential face-to-face opportunities to be provided in due course.For more information on dates and how to register, please click on the attached memo below. Related Fileslevel_1_referee_course_presenter_webinars_feb_2014-pdfRelated LinksRef Presenter Webinar
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Liverpool winger Shaqiri: I’m in career best formby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool winger Xherdan Shaqiri believes he’s at the top of his game. The Swiss has scored six Premier League goals, including a match-winning brace against Manchester United, since his arrival from Stoke City in the summer.And the 27-year-old thinks he’s producing his best football at the moment.He told the Evening Standard of his experiences at Anfield: “I love it, to be here.”You can see that on the pitch. I’m very happy and I’m playing confidently. Maybe I’m playing my best football that I’ve ever played. “I’m very, very happy here and happy to be here to help this team and club be successful.”
Official sports drinks partner for MLSby Ian Ferrisa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveMajor League Soccer (MLS) has announced a multi-year agreement with BodyArmor, which becomes the competition’s official sports drink partner in the US, reports, www.sportspromedia.com/.The deal will see BodyArmor be the drink of choice for MLS players at matches and training sessions. In addition, the company’s branding will feature on coolers, cups, bottles and towels across MLS.With the partnership kicking off in 2020, the two parties will collaborate on exclusive custom content featuring MLS players and BodyArmor athlete partners.Carter Ladd, MLS senior vice president of business development, said: “BodyArmor believes in the future of Major League Soccer and is committed to joining us in our ongoing efforts to elevate soccer’s popularity to even higher levels in North America.”BodyArmor’s rise and momentum mirrors that of MLS, and we are excited to kick off the partnership at the Leagues Cup final and look forward to working with them for many years to come.” TagsMLS NewsAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd target Mathias Normann happy with Rostov stayby Paul Vegas14 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveRostov midfielder Mathias Normann is happy with life in Russia.The Norway international is a former Brighton player and is today being linked with Manchester United.Just 23, Normann insists the lifestyle in Russia suits him: “In many ways I am a bit special and enjoy myself alone. I feel it’s just a strength.”I get a lot of attention in Russia where I play. And it is great to get attention in this country. But it doesn’t affect me in any way. At least it’s not something I’m sorry for.”On his time with Brighton, Normann adds: “The physical side is on the same level. But things go a little faster in training in England. The tempo is higher. But Russia has an incredibly good league.”
Brighton determined to keep Ben Whiteby Paul Vegas10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrighton have no intention of selling Ben White.The 22-year-old has been in excellent form on loan at Leeds United this season.Liverpool have been watching his performances, but The Argus says Albion do not want to sell the young centre-back.The Reds are reportedly willing to pay £20m for the Englishman.White signed a new contract with Brighton before joining Leeds, taking his contract up until 2022. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Boothroyd confirms Arsenal whizkid Saka on England U21 radarby Ansser Sadiq8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAidy Boothroyd has admitted that he is keeping tabs on Bukayo Saka for the England under-21 side.The 19-year-old has burst onto the scene for the Gunners this term, as he has shown in Europa League games.He was also impressive against Manchester United in the Premier League a few weeks ago.And Boothroyd considers Saka on his radar for the time being.”He is definitely on the radar,” manager Aidy Boothroyd told reporters.”I saw him play against (Nottingham) Forest (last month). “I know what he’s all about. He’ll do well enough before long.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say
Chelsea striker Abraham: Giroud like an older brotherby Paul Vegas4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea striker Tammy Abraham says Olivier Giroud is “like an older brother” for him.The 22-year-old has kept Giroud out of Frank Lampard’s side with his blistering form in front of goal.But that hasn’t stopped the World Cup winner throwing his arm around the budding star.”I look at Oli like an older brother,” Abraham said after Chelsea’s 1-0 win over Newcastle.”I’m always learning from him on the training pitch and I’ve grown up watching him. He’s always supporting me.”When someone’s doing well and scoring goals you have to support them and that’s what he is doing for me. I look at different strikers. Ollie is obviously not the fastest striker in the world, but what he has is unbelievable.”His one-touch play, his hold-up play, his one-touch finishing, I just take those little things that I see in training. If the ball is coming into the box off the ground, his volleying and everything is on point, so you have to take those little things and add them to your game.”I’m a visual learner. I like to watch and take people’s ideas. And add them to myself – the same with Michy [Batshuayi], he is also a great striker. For me to be training with these two players is wonderful.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
PASADENA, CA – JANUARY 01: A B-2 Stealth Bomber flys over before the 2018 College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual between the Georgia Bulldogs and the Oklahoma Sooners at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2018 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)The song is surely burned into the memory of every college football fan. So much so that one likely can’t listen to the lyrics without thinking about Ohio State or Oregon or Florida State or Alabama or ESPN. Some legends are told, some turn to dust or to gold But you will remember me, remember me for centuriesIt’s Fall Out Boy’s “Centuries” and it was the theme song of the inaugural College Football Playoff. It was played an insane amount of times during the two semifinal games and the championship game. How many times, exactly? According to the Reddit user, Emperor_of_Orange, 45 times – 10 times in the Rose Bowl, 18 times in the Sugar Bowl and 17 times in the CFB Playoff National Championship Game. Here it is for hopefully one, final time.
Virgil van Dijk deserves to beat Lionel Messi to Ballon d’Or glory, according to Netherlands boss Ronald Koeman.Dutch defensive colossus Van Dijk drove Liverpool to Champions League glory, making key contributions at both ends of the pitch in a run which culminated in Saturday’s 2-0 win over Tottenham in Madrid.And Koeman believes the former Celtic and Southampton man should be recognised for his inspirational role when football’s top individual awards are handed out. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have dominated the player prizes over the last decade, but Luka Modric disrupted that duopoly when his efforts for Croatia at last year’s World Cup were recognised in December.Koeman says Van Dijk would be a worthy successor as holder of the Ballon d’Or, even if he does not necessarily rate him as the world’s finest player.”He deserves to win the Ballon d’Or,” Koeman said on Monday.”It’s usually handed to players who make or create decisive goals, but if there ever is a time to give it to a defender, it is now.”No-one has completed a dribble past @VirgilvDijk in any of his last 64 appearances for us.BIG VIRG. pic.twitter.com/tiSeYTH4po— Liverpool FC (@LFC) June 3, 2019Koeman was speaking in a YouTube question and answer session organised by the Dutch football federation.”In my opinion Messi is the best player,” Koeman said, “but I also think you should win big trophies with your team to be a contestant.”Van Dijk played down his own chances of landing the award following the Tottenham game, saying that Messi “deserves it as long as he plays”.Messi can point to winning another La Liga title with Barcelona, but the Catalans were beaten in the Copa del Rey final by Valencia and folded 4-0 at Anfield in the second leg of their Champions League semi-final, squandering their 3-0 Camp Nou advantage.Koeman would love to field Van Dijk and fellow Liverpool man Georginio Wijnaldum in Thursday’s UEFA Nations League semi-final against England.Liverpool’s post-Madrid celebrations took place on Sunday, leaving their players free to disperse for international duty.Reds players could line up in opposition this week, with the likes of Trent Alexander-Arnold and Jordan Henderson among England’s squad.Ahead of the match in Portugal, Koeman said of Van Dijk and Wijnaldum: “On Tuesday we will drink a cup of coffee and we’ll talk about it. But if it’s only up to me, they’ll play. That’s obvious.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web
EA Sports has revealed the first details of FIFA 20 including the brand-new mode called Volta which is very reminiscent of the old FIFA Street games with skill-focussed matches of 5v5, 4v4 and 3v3.On top of that, EA also revealed some updates to gameplay including new set piece systems, better defending and overhauled shooting.Considering this game will decide the next year of their careers, pro players were as vocal as ever about the announcements. One of the loudest voices in the community is Kurt Fenech who is always critical of EA and the games but surprisingly has already bought into the hype of FIFA 20. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ehmmm……I’m sold. Bring on Fifa 20— Kurt (@Kurt0411Fifa) June 8, 2019 It turns out VOLTA is a big selling point for the Maltese player who also has hopes that this will result in skills becoming less prevalent in the main game and in Ultimate Team.Fifa Street is a mode I’ve wanted for some time. Have all the unrealistic skill moves and animations and exploits over there and keep the 11 a side clean and realistic please— Kurt (@Kurt0411Fifa) June 8, 2019 New York City FC’s Chris “NYC Chris” Holly, who is the first ever eChampions League champion , was equally excited for the new mode but that excitement quickly died down when he found out that the game would not let you play online in a team made up of your friends.And the hype is already over ☹️ https://t.co/sKf1w7SWK4 — NYC_Chris (@didychrislito) June 8, 2019 You can play the game online with a friend on the couch against others but currently at the time of writing, there will not be a Pro Clubs style option that allows you and your friends to play as your created players together in one team.It was a glaring omission that many shared major disappointment in including New York Red Bull eMLS player and FIFA esports presenter Mike LaBelle who wants to see more community feedback.It takes so much time, money, & general resources to develop a new game mode. Why not ask the people?EA: “If we introduce a short-sided football mode into FIFA… What’s a must??”The Community: “To be able to play with our friends online” https://t.co/L3ejOW6mwm — Mike LaBelle (@MikeLaBelle) June 9, 2019 Chukwuma “ChuBoi” Morah was hands-on with the game at EA Play in Los Angeles and said that everyone in attendance asked EA to add the option to play with friends online – perhaps we’ll see the option added to the game at a later date.Moving away from Volta, ChuBoi gave his impressions and in-depth information about some of the new gameplay updates.AI defending very nerfed. AI will watch attacker go by if you don’t manually control him.It’s important to manually jockey & track man w/ the ball. 2nd man press is soft.It’s more abt 1v1 defending instead of overcrowding opponent.Bad defenders can get exposed #FIFA20 — The Boi (@ChuBoi) June 9, 2019 Timed finishing is harder to hit. I asked and the window for TF was up to ~8 frames in 19. In #FIFA20 the window is 2 frames.— The Boi (@ChuBoi) June 9, 2019 Many have asked for head movement to be removed from pens. Easier to read now imo. #FIFA20 — The Boi (@ChuBoi) June 9, 2019 Though there was one change to gameplay that really had a few pro players heated, chain skill moves. EA decided that pulling off strings and combinations of skill moves was making defending too hard and the game unrealistic.To try and combat this, in FIFA 20 there will be a higher chance of error and losing the ball each time you perform a consecutive skill move. Not only is this devastating for skill move focused players, it also adds a random chance to gameplay which is rarely popular in competitive games.The change that no one asked for.What is the issue with chaining skillmoves?Learning to dribble properly is one of the big skill gaps in FIFA and it adds a lot of pleasure, so why add RNG to it?I’m really clueless about this one. It makes me worried. pic.twitter.com/vHFUrJRKkN — BorasLegend (@ivanlapanje) June 8, 2019 By far the silliest announced change again. It’s an Arcade game and yes skill chains are unrealistic, but they should have a counter for the defender. But instead of doing that you just break Skill chains all together?— George Hughes (@GeorgeHughes) June 9, 2019 There is a lot of excitement for FIFA 20 but many in the community are also being cautious and there’s plenty of feedback for EA Sports to work through. The publishers have a lot to work on as some players are harder to please.This guy is telling us that a 50 yard volley is gonna be harder than a one on one and expecting us to clap #FIFA20 — Harry Hesketh (@HashtagHarry__) June 8, 2019
Mesut Ozil looks like Megan Rapinoe, his Arsenal team-mate Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has joked, after the former Germany international revealed his new bleach blonde hairstyle.Aubameyang posted photographs of the pair side-by-side on his Instagram story, writing: “Now I know how they won.”Rapinoe took home the Golden Boot as she helped the USWNT to Women’s World Cup glory in France, with her netting six times over the course of the tournament, including the opening goal of the 2-0 victory in the final. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? The 34-year-old scored from the spot in the 61st minute of that game against Netherlands, before Rose Lavelle doubled the USWNT’s lead eight minutes later to seal the win.But Ozil has revealed that he dyed his hair because of an agreement with Alexandre Lacazette, rather than any nod to Rapinoe.Asked what he was thinking regarding his new look, Ozil said: “I lost a bet.“We lost a bet against Laca. Me, Sead [Kolasinac] and Shkodran Mustafi all lost together.”The 30-year-old forward would go on to reveal that the bet was based on the crossbar challenge.Ozil’s future with the Gunners remains somewhat uncertain, with the north Londoners having been open to selling the German as part of a summer clear-out.They do, however, realise that due to a lack of interest from elsewhere and his desire to stay put, it will be difficult to move on their highest earner.Rapinoe, meanwhile, made headlines for voicing her opinions at this summer’s World Cup, aiming words at US president Donald Trump and FIFA president Gianni Infantino.She made headlines for her “I’m not going to the f*cking White House” remark when asked about the potential of an invitation if the USWNT were to go on and win the tournament. And the forward also called for greater pay equality in the sport. When questioned about her views by NBC in the aftermath of the tournament, Rapinoe said: “Do you, you know, believe that all people are created equal?”Do you believe that equal pay should be mandated? Do you believe that everyone should have healthcare? Do you believe that we should treat everyone with respect? I think those are the basics of what we’re talking about.”And I understand people feel upset or uncomfortable. There’s, I think, some feelings of disrespect about the anthem protest or things that I’ve said in the past, but, ultimately, I think I am here, open and honest. I’ve admitted mistakes. I will continue to do that.”I want to have that conversation because I think Trump’s message excludes people that look like me and that are me, of course, but it excludes a lot of people in his base as well. And I think that he’s trying to divide so he can conquer, not unite so we can all conquer.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
PISCATAWAY, NJ – SEPTEMBER 30: Quarterback Joe Burrow #10 of the Ohio State Buckeyes calls out signals during a game against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on September 30, 2017 at High Point Solutions Stadium in Piscataway, New Jersey. Ohio State won 56-0. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)Joe Burrow was the most-coveted transfer on the college football market until Friday afternoon. The former Ohio State quarterback announced earlier this month his intentions to leave the program.After being left in limbo while Burrow visited Cincinnati and LSU, several reports linked the Ohio native to North Carolina as well.Here’s the latest on his transfer.Latest on Joe Burrow’s transfer from Ohio StateBurrow has already taken visits to two programs: Cincinnati and LSU. He reportedly spent one day on the Bearcats campus, as opposed to three with the Tigers which could be a big deal, though we though we might have been reading too much in to that.We weren’t.According to Tom Groeschen of the Cincinnati Enquirer, Burrow is headed to the SEC. Breaking: #OhioState transfer QB Joe Burrow has picked LSU, according to highly-placed #UC source. Had narrowed it to LSU and #Bearcats.— Tom Groeschen (@TomGroeschen) May 18, 2018LSU didn’t have an immediate starter in the wake of Danny Etling exit via the NFL draft, opening the door for Burrow to win the starting job. He’ll have a few months to learn the playbook before the 2018 season kicks off.
Two quarterbacks played for Ohio State in its 52-3 win over Rutgers today, and both impressed. Starter Dwayne Haskins and back-up Tate Martell both tore it up for the Buckeyes.Haskins has been awesome through two games for the Buckeyes. Today, he was 20-for-23 for 233 yards and four touchdowns.Obviously J.T. Barrett was a great player for Ohio State for four years. Haskins seems to give the offense another dimension with his passing ability.On the year, he is completing a shade under 80-percent of his throws for 546 yards, nine touchdowns, and just one interception.Tate Martell looked very good in relief of Dwyane Haskins today.He was a perfect 10-for-10 for 121 yards and a score. He also broke a 47 yard touchdown run, and led the team with 95 yards on eight carries.Tate Martell 47 yard TD run? pic.twitter.com/omRYMVGDBU— College Town™ (@CollegeT0wn) September 8, 2018He was 3-for-4 for 33 yards against Oregon State in Week 1.After the game, Martell was asked if he hoped that Haskins would head to the NFL after this year. His non-response response is a bit telling.Q: Do you hope Dwayne Haskins goes to the NFL after this year?Tate Martell responded only with a smile.— Dan Hope (@Dan_Hope) September 8, 2018We’ve seen a ton of quarterbacks transfer due to losing jobs or playing time issues. If Haskins continues this type of play, the NFL very well may come calling, and Martell would be in line to start.Clearly he wants to play. As long as Ohio State has these two guys, the quarterback position is in good hands.
COLUMBUS, OH – NOVEMBER 24: Quarterback Dwayne Haskins #7 of the Ohio State Buckeyes throws in the third quarter against the Michigan Wolverines at Ohio Stadium on November 24, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State defeated Michigan 62-39. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)Despite practically sleepwalking throughout most of the season, Ohio State woke up on Saturday and dominated Michigan in an impressive 62-point performance. The Buckeyes own an impressive 11-1 record and will play Northwestern in the Big Ten Championship.Although the Buckeyes will certainly find themselves in a New Year’s Six game, the real goal is making the College Football Playoff.There are a number of sites with bowl projections for this season. Let’s take a look at what they’re saying for Ohio State.Jerry Palm of CBS Sports has Ohio State in the Cotton Bowl against Alabama. This would be the first meeting between the two programs since the 2015 Sugar Bowl.College Football News also has the Buckeyes in the Cotton Bowl against the Crimson Tide.Eric Single of Sports Illustrated has Ohio State in the Rose Bowl, which would be against Washington.There are still a number of possibilities for Ohio State. However, we won’t officially know the answer until next Sunday.Stay tuned.
SOUTH BEND, IN – OCTOBER 15: Head coach Brian Kelly of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish is seen during the game against the Stanford Cardinal at Notre Dame Stadium on October 15, 2016 in South Bend, Indiana. Stanford defeated Notre Dame 17-10. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)A former Notre Dame football star had a brutally honest quote in response to tonight’s blowout loss to Clemson in the College Football Playoff.The Fighting Irish have now been blown out on a national stage in both of their recent College Football Playoff/BCS National Championship games.Notre Dame was throttled by Alabama in the national title game at the end of the 2012 season.The Fighting Irish said in anticipation of tonight’s game that this team was much different than the ’12 squad, but the result was the same.Tyler Eifert, who starred at Notre Dame in 2012, had a brutally honest quote following tonight’s loss:“2012 was embarrassing and this is just as bad. ‘Oh you guys played hard’ no embarrassing,” he tweeted.2012 was embarrassing and this is just as bad. “Oh you guys played hard” no embarrassing— Tyler Eifert (@tylereifert) December 30, 2018Notre Dame finishes the season at 12-1.Clemson, meanwhile, is off to the national title game.The Tigers will face the winner of the Alabama-Oklahoma game.
LOS ANGELES – SEPTEMBER 17: The USC Trojans Song Girls perform in the game with the Syracuse Orangemen at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on September 17, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. USC won 38-17. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)USC’s football program officially has its next offensive coordinator.The Trojans announced this evening the hiring of North Texas offensive coordinator Graham Harrell.Harrell is replacing former Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury, who took the USC OC job in December before leaving for the Arizona Cardinals’ head coaching job.OFFICIAL: Graham Harrell is the new USC offensive coordinator and QB coach. #FightOn pic.twitter.com/6JfXrUfvCf— USC Trojans (@USC_Athletics) January 31, 2019From USC:Graham Harrell, who produced national Top 25 offenses the past 2 seasons while the offensive coordinator at North Texas, has been named USC’s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, Trojan head coach Clay Helton announced today (Jan. 30).“We are very excited to welcome Graham into the Trojan Family,” said Helton. “In our search for an offensive coordinator, we wanted someone who could take our offense to new heights and whose system fit our current personnel. An individual who knows both the pass and run games and is an aggressive play caller on game day. Also someone who is a great teacher and who can develop quarterbacks to their full potential.“We have found all these characteristics in Graham. In our study, I was so impressed with how he turned North Texas into one of the top offenses in the nation, combining an elite, highly-ranked passing game with a ground game that rushed for nearly 2,000 yards. He also did a terrific job developing Mason Fine into one of the best quarterbacks in the nation. We look forward to the future of our offense under Graham’s leadership.”Harrell’s hire at USC was reported earlier this week by The Athletic’s Bruce Feldman.One ESPN analyst, meanwhile, has been highly critical of the hire.
LINCOLN, NE – NOVEMBER 24: Players for the Iowa Hawkeyes line up to take the field against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium on November 24, 2017 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)The NFL combine is a few weeks away but we now know which college football stars have been invited to the event. The Iowa Hawkeyes look set to be well-represented with several players on their way to Indianapolis.According to NFL.com, four members of the Hawkeyes have been invited to the combine: Tight end Noah Fant, tight end T.J. Hockenson, defensive back Amani Hooker, and defensive end Anthony Nelson.A sophomore in 2018, Hockenson led Iowa in receiving yards last year with 760 – more than doubling his total from the previous season.Fant, a junior, finished second on the team in receiving yards, but led the team in receiving touchdowns for his second year in a row with seven. Path to the Draft! Ball out fellas | #NFLCombine @nrfant @TheeHOCK8 @amaniball @ANelly98 pic.twitter.com/xqsMDQgETm— Hawkeye Football (@HawkeyeFootball) February 7, 2019Hooker finished second on the team in tackles with 65, including 3.5 tackles for loss. He was tied for the team lead in interceptions with four, and led the team in passes defended with seven.Nelson demonstrated terrific pass rush ability for the Hawkeyes in his junior year, notching 9.5 sacks, 13.5 tackles for loss, 45 tackles, and a fumble recovered for a touchdown.Last year there were three members of the Hawkeyes selected in the draft: Center James Daniels (Bears), cornerback Josh Jackson (Packers), and linebacker Josey Jewell (Broncos).
Sneha Saha New DelhiDecember 27, 2018UPDATED: December 28, 2018 10:36 IST HIGHLIGHTSOnePlus 6T has emerged as the most preferred premium Android smartphone according to IDC.The 6T has been launched in India for a starting price of Rs 37,999 for the 6GB RAM/ 128GB storage variant.The exclusive OnePlus 6T sale will kick off starting December 29.OnePlus 6T has emerged as the most preferred premium Android smartphone according to International Data Corporation’s (IDC) Consumer PULSE research study. The 6T has been launched in India for a starting price of Rs 37,999 for the 6GB RAM/ 128GB storage variant. But OnePlus has decided to discount the price of its latest flagship – OnePlus 6T — by Rs 1500. OnePlus on Thursday announced its exclusive New Year offers for OnePlus 6T buyers. The exclusive OnePlus 6T sale will kick off starting December 29.In order to celebrate the company’s successful year in India and astounding success of the OnePlus 6T in such a short span of time, OnePlus has announced exclusive limited period offers for OnePlus 6T buyers. These offers will be available on Amazon India store only and will go live starting December 29 and last until January 6, 2019.The key highlight among the year-end offers include Rs 1,500 instant discount on all EMI transactions using HDFC Bank credit and debit cards on purchase of the OnePlus 6T from Amazon India store. OnePlus has also announced that all customers purchasing the OnePlus 6T via Amazon.in, oneplus.in, Croma outlets and all OnePlus exclusive offline stores will also be able to avail six months of No-cost EMI.In addition to these offers, OnePlus has also announced that the existing OnePlus users will be eligible for an additional Rs 2,000 off on exchange of their old OnePlus device for the OnePlus 6T. This offer is applicable only on purchases happening on Amazon.in, oneplus.in and on all OnePlus exclusive offline stores. Well, OnePlus also has an offer for non-OnePlus users. Customers with no OnePlus device will receive an additional Rs 1,500 off on exchange of their old device.advertisementCurrently, OnePlus 6T is available across all channels including oneplus.in, Amazon.in and Reliance Digital, Croma outlets and all OnePlus exclusive offline stores for a starting price of Rs 37,999. This price is for the base model of the phone with 6GB RAM and 128GB of storage model. The second model of the OnePlus 6T comes with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage and retails for Rs 41,999 while the top-end model of the phone comes with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage and sells for Rs 45,999. OnePlus has recently launched the McLaren Edition of the OnePlus 6T with 10GB RAM, 256GB storage and 30W wrap charge for Rs 50,999As far as the specs are concerned, the OnePlus 6T sports a 6.41-inch AMOLED screen with a resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels and a screen-to-body ratio of 86 per cent. The phone is powered by the same hardware found inside the OnePlus 6 – Snapdragon 845 chipset paired with up to 10GB RAM and 256GB storage. On the software front, the phone runs Android 9 Pie out-of-the-box and comes packed with a much bigger battery of 37000mah battery.ALSO READ | OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T finally get stable Android Pie updateALSO READ | OnePlus 6T review: Perfect to a TALSO READ | OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition quick review: Some extra speed and a dash of orangeGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySneha Saha Tags :Follow OneplusFollow OnePlus 6T OnePlus 6T will get discounted in India by Rs 1,500, but only for a limited period so hurry upIn order to celebrate the company’s successful year in India and astounding success of the OnePlus 6T in such a short span of time, OnePlus has announced exclusive limited period offers for OnePlus 6T buyers.advertisement
Xolo will pay back entire money if you use its Era 4X for 30 days and don’t like itThe Xolo Era 4X is a budget smartphone offering from the Indian brand and comes in an Android Go variant as well. Xolo offers a 30-day buyback offer for the smartphone.advertisement Amritanshu Mukherjee New DelhiJanuary 9, 2019UPDATED: January 10, 2019 12:00 IST HIGHLIGHTSXolo is offering a buyback offer on the Era 4X.Jio users will get Rs 1,200 instant cashback and 50GB additional 4G Data.The base variant, which costs Rs 4,444, comes with Android Go Oreo.The entry-level budget smartphone segment under Rs 10,000 is presently booming with competitive options. Xolo, the online Indian smartphone brand, has come up with a brand new smartphone in this price category. Called the Xolo Era 4X, the smartphone comes in two variants, with the base variant starting at Rs 4,444. The smartphone will be exclusively available on Amazon.in from January 9. The Xolo Era 4X will compete head-to-head with the likes of Xiaomi’s Redmi 6A and Nokia 1.Xolo Era 4X specificationsThe Xolo Era 4X comes in two variants. The base variant, which costs Rs 4,444, comes with Android Go Oreo. The smartphone features 1GB RAM and 16GB storage. Android Go makes for smoother and fluid Android experience even on low-end devices. Additionally, a stock Android approach also means that users can expect faster Android updates over the course of time. Android Go devices come with their own suite of Android Go apps. These apps take lesser space and don’t need high-end specifications.Xolo says that the Era 4X is built around a 1.5GHz quad-core processor. It sports a 5.45-inch HD+ display with an aspect ratio of 18:9 and a 2.5D Gorilla Glass. In terms of the optics, the Era 4X comes with an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front camera. A 3000mAh battery is claimed to power the smartphone for up to a day and a half.The high-end variant with 2GB RAM costs Rs 5,555 and comes with the full-blown Android 8.1 Oreo.Xolo’s buyback programIn order to mark the entry with a solid impact, Xolo is offering a buyback offer on the Era 4X. If the customer is not satisfied with the performance of the Xolo Era 4X, Xolo will take back the phone and return the entire amount. The return will only take place within 30 days of the purchase of the device. Therefore, if you buy the phone and aren’t impressed with its performance, you can get a full refund from the company within 30 days from the date of purchase.advertisementXolo Era 4X launch offersXolo has also partnered with Jio. Users will get Rs 1,200 instant cashback and 50GB additional 4G Data. The moment a customer performs a recharge of Rs 198 or Rs 299, 24 vouchers of Rs 50 each will be credited to the customers MyJio account. These Cashback vouchers can be redeemed, one at a time, against subsequent, recharges of Rs 198 and Rs 299 via MyJio app only. In addition, upon performing recharge of Rs 198 and Rs 299, 5GB additional data voucher will be credited in user’s MyJio account.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAmritanshu Mukherjee Tags :Follow XoloFollow androidFollow smartphones Next
Press Trust of India New DelhiJanuary 21, 2019UPDATED: January 21, 2019 20:23 IST Prithvi Shaw has been retained by Delhi Capitals for Indian Premier League’s 12th season (BCCI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSPrithvi Shaw is recovering from an ankle injury he sustained in AustraliaShaw twisted his ankle while fielding in a warm-up game ahead of the first Test in AustraliaShaw had played 9 matches in the IPL last year scoring 245 runsRecovering from an ankle injury that forced him out of the Australia tour, Prithvi Shaw revealed he will be fit in time for the 12th season of Indian Premier League. Prithvi Shaw, 19, suffered the injury in Australia before the start of the four-match Test series.”I will be fit before the Indian Premier League and I am trying hard to reach full fitness. I am working on my ankle as well as on my upper body,” Shaw told India TV.Shaw has been retained by Delhi Capitals for what will be his second season.He had twisted his ankle while fielding in the deep during India’s practice match ahead of the first Test against Australia in Adelaide.Having stayed on with the team hoping to be fit for the second Test in Perth, Shaw was eventually ruled out of the remainder of the series and sent back home for an extensive rehabilitation programme.Recalling the injury, he said, “We were playing the practice match in Sydney ahead of the first Test. I was standing at deep mid-wicket and Ash bhai [R Ashwin] was bowling and a catch came towards me. I caught the ball while jumping backwards in the air and my body weight fell on my left foot when I landed.”It was a bit uneven there and my ankle got twisted 90 degrees and the entire body-weight fell on that. That’s how it happened.”Efforts were then on to get the batsman fit for the series but the severity of the injury dashed his hopes.advertisement”I was trying hard to play in the second Test and the physios too were trying to get me fit for the match. However, the more they tried, the swelling increased and it got more painful.”It was an unfortunate incident and you can’t really do anything about that. It was my wish to play in the challenging conditions in Australia. I love the bounce there. But unfortunately, I suffered a leg injury. But that’s okay, I am very happy that India won the Test series. It can’t get better than this.”I got full support of the team at that time because I was very disappointed with the injury. I had practised hard for the tour and had many things in my mind that I thought I would do there. So, it was disheartening. But yeah, now I am happy that we won the series.”Shaw has had a record-breaking start to his Test career as he aggregated 237 runs in three innings at an average of 118.50 against the West Indies.Also Read | Virat Kohli, India stay No.1 in Test rankings, Rishabh Pant breaks into top-20Also Read | Virat Kohli’s India no different to what the West Indies were in the 80s: Dean JonesAlso Read | Virat Kohli not New Zealand’s only concern: Ross Taylor wary of Rohit and DhawanAlso Read | MS Dhoni eyes Sachin Tendulkar’s record in New Zealand after hitting form in AustraliaFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byPTI Tags :Follow Prithvi ShawFollow Indian Premier League I will be fit before the Indian Premier League, says Prithvi ShawPrithvi Shaw suffered an ankle injury in Australia before the start of the four-match Test series Down Under. India won 2-1 to register their first-ever Test series victory in Australia.advertisement