Team PNG settles in at Rio2016 Olympic Village

first_imgThe Village welcome is a tradition at the Olympics and provides the opportunity for the Mayor of the Games Village to officially welcome each country to the village and for the flag of the country to be raised at the village.Mayor of the Rio 2016 Village, Brazilian basketball star and Olympic medallist, Janeth Arcain, greeted Team PNG along with the teams from Iceland, Luxembourg, Oman, Sierra Leone and South Sudan in what was the last of the Village welcome ceremonies.Team PNG was pleased to have joined them for the Welcome ceremony, Vice-Minister for Sports, Labi Amaiu, who had earlier spent the day at the Commonwealth Sports Ministers meeting ahead of the Games.After the raising of the PNG flag and the playing of the National Anthem, Chef de Mission, Emma Waiwai presented a gift on behalf of the team to the Mayor. The gift, a decorative carving of the Team PNG logo was custom made in PNG for the occasion. When handing over the gift to the Mayor, Waiwai shared the Team’s pleasure to be in Rio for the Games and the amazing hospitality shown to them in the village. The two also shared a light moment about their love of Basketball and former playing days.Waiwai then wrote a message on behalf of the Team on the Olympic Wall of Truce. The message joining the messages of the other 206 National Olympic Committees participating at the Games.The ceremony centered on a fervent performance from local dancers showcasing the traditions of Brasilian music and dance over its existence, culminating in a contemporary samba street party. Team PNG athlete Toea Wisil was first to join in the celebrations with the performance.Toea had arrived in Rio late the previous night along with coach Alison Fairweather. Also at the ceremony were Ryan Pini, Raymond Ovinou and the Taekwondo athletes, Samantha Kassman and Maxemillion Kassman.Samantha and Maxemillion had earlier that morning joined the team after arriving in the village for the first time.Also earlier in the day, Boxer Thadius Katua learned that he will be facing a Russian opponent in the under 60kg division in his bought on Sunday at 11:00am Rio time.Team PNG are now taking part in the Rio2016 Opening Ceremony where Flagbearer Ryan Pini will lead the team as it reveals its walkout uniforms. Picture courtesy of Ryan Pini facebook page: Team PNG ready for the Olympics opening ceremonylast_img read more

Lenovos next flagship could borrow a key feature from the P30 Pro

first_img Sign up for the Mobile NewsletterSign Up Please keep me up to date with special offers and news from Goodtoknow and other brands operated by TI Media Limited via email. You can unsubscribe at any time. It has been a busy few months for smartphone releases with Samsung launching the Galaxy S10 and Huawei unveiling the excellent P30 Pro.Next up seems to be the turn of Lenovo, who looks all set to announce its next flagship phone next week at an event in Beijing. All rumours point to the event showcasing the Lenovo Z6 Pro which looks to have some particularly tasty features.Judging by the images of the phone it looks like they’ll be three main cameras on the back, possibly with a ToF (time of flight) sensor below. This is an array we’ve seen on the Huawei P30 Pro. Or, there could just be straight-up four cameras on the back.Best smartphones 2019The main shooter will be a 48-megapixel sensor and they’ll be arranged vertically – again similarly to the P30 Pro. Earlier rumours had suggested this phone would boast one, frankly ridiculous, 100-megapixel sensor however this seems no longer to be the case. It could always end up being that Lenovo is using multiple images stitched together to create that 100-megapixel picture.Little else is known about the phone currently, aside from the Snapdragon 855 SoC that’ll power it. Leaked Antutu scores suggest it’ll be one of the more powerful Android phones around. There could also be a 4000mAh battery, fingerprint sensor inside the display and fast charging.Other specs and what kind of display this phone will use remain a mystery. Will this be another phone to use a pop-up selfie camera to avoid the notch like the rumoured OnePlus 7? We’ll find out for sure on April 23.While the Z6 Pro might sound exciting on paper, we’ll likely never see this phone get an official release in the UK as Lenovo doesn’t bring its smartphone here. We’ll of course update this article is that changes. We’d also like to send you special offers and news just by email from other carefully selected companies we think you might like. Your personal details will not be shared with those companies – we send the emails and you can unsubscribe at any time. Please tick here if you are happy to receive these messages.By submitting your information, you agree to the Terms & Conditions and Privacy & Cookies Policy. This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply. Show More Unlike other sites, we thoroughly review everything we recommend, using industry standard tests to evaluate products. We’ll always tell you what we find. We may get a commission if you buy via our price links.Tell us what you think – email the Editorlast_img read more