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first_img Tags: Janice Namiiro MubiruPatrick KawumaRwabushenyi Memorial Championship Action already underway at Nob View Hotel, Ntinda. (PHOTO/Courtesy)KAMPALA – Defending champion FM Patrick Kawuma will start his Rwabushenyi Memorial Championship defense against lowly rated Janice Namiiro Mubiru at Nob View Hotel, Ntinda.In the pairings that came out at 10:00am this morning, Kawuma meets the rated 1321 on board two. The two meet in the opening round of the championship on Thursday, and the FM will hope to easy his way past the youngster.Kawuma, winner of the previous two editions enters the tourney ranked second behind only IM Arthur Ssegwanyi. He will be hoping to become only the second player to win the championship three times. FM Harold Wanyama holds that record with three titles.On board one, the tournament’s top ranked player Ssegwanyi faces Vivian Namaganda, IM Elijah Emojong meets Esther Penninah Nassozi on board three while FM Haruna Nsubuga takes on Safinah Mugide on board four.In other selected games, Kenya’s CM Ben Mangana and WFM Lucy Wanjiru go head to head with Elisha Busingye and Jayson Mubiru Nsubuga respectively.WFM Penninah Nakabo, the top ranked lady in the competition will face off against youngster Marianna Namutebi while WFM Goretti Angolikin takes on Christine Nansubuga and WFM Shakira Ampaire meets Daniel Khauka.On paper, the round is without a doubt a walk in the park for the top dogs. No surprises are expected as all are paired against weak opponents. The contenders are expected to face little resistance on Thursday.Notable missesThe record winner Wanyama decided to sit the event out as he’s busy with work stuff. The FM did not also take part in the competition last year.WFM Christine Namaganda and WFM Ivy Amoko are also among the notable misses. The former travelled to Dubai with her Dove Chess Academy kids to take part in the United Arab Emirates’ 48th Annual Day Rapid Chess Championship.Comments last_img read more


first_imgDanny K paints the walls of the Tlhatlogang. Junior Secondary School CEO of the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, Achmat Dangor speaks at the launch of Mandela Day 2012. SA celebrities address pupils. UN officials do their bit for Madiba. (Images: Cadine Pillay) MEDIA CONTACTS • Sello Hatang  Spokesperson for the Nelson Mandela   Centre of Memory   +2711 547 5600 RELATED ARTICLES • Schools to benefit for Mandela Day • Mandela TV series to start production • Mandela archive goes live • Mandela Day now a global eventCadine PillayThe annual International Mandela Day was launched on 23 May with several of South Africa’s most popular celebrities taking time out to roll up their sleeves and fix a partly dilapidated school in Soweto, Johannesburg.Working under the theme “Take action and inspire our youth for tomorrow” they toiled alongside officials from the UN Information Centre (UNIC) as well as employees of several large corporates to get a head start to their 67 minutes for Mandela. South Africans and the world at large are urged every year to spend 67 minutes doing a good deed for someone less fortunate than themselves as a way of observing Mandela Day.Singer Danny K, rapper and presenter ProVerb, model and presenter Bonang Matheba and fashion designer Gert Johan Coetzee painted the walls of two container classrooms at Tlhatlogang Junior Secondary School in White City Jabavu, Soweto. The school was selected by the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory as the launch venue.The voices of SA“All South African artists have a close connection with Madiba,” said Danny K, referring to Mandela by his clan name. The singer challenged musicians at the launch to give their voices, all the while reminding guests of the vital role young people play in society.“Providing them with an education and a good start in life can help them overcome challenges,” he said.Danny K is also part of the SHOUT campaign, an initiative that raises awareness on issues related to crime in South Africa.Matheba has also been busy with her initiative called “Carry Yourself with Confidence”. Her aim with the project is to reach 6.7 million girls by the end of 2012 across through motivational talks.“I believe that God gives to you so that he can give through you, and that is the message I want to send to young girls,” she said.Addressing pupils, ProVerb called on them to not only engage in their own 67 minutes of good deeds, but to also encourage their peers to do the same.“They should also not just do it for Mandela Day, but carry on to with the spirit of goodwill in their everyday lives,” he said.Sello Hatang, spokesperson for the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, said: “We are particularly pleased with the artists who have decided to join us and hope that all their followers will take their lead.”Backing of corporatesLindsey Sherman from Investec, who spoke on behalf of the Companies for Mandela Day initiative, explained the importance and benefits of employee volunteering.She said in the past companies would just do their part on 18 July every year, but that has changed and they have now taken their efforts to include the weeks, even months prior to the day.The Companies for Mandela Day participants have created a system that encourages staff to undertake community service throughout the year.“This mobilises more people and encourages change makers to make their good deeds on-going and sustainable, rather than just once off,” said Nelson Mandela Day Coordinator Frank Meintjies. At least 25 companies form part of the initiative.In some cases the participating companies have gone as far as involving their staff in ‘payroll giving’, where employees agree to a certain amount being deducted from their salaries to go to the community projects their companies support.“This is excellent for sustainability and Mandela Day gives a boost to this on-going work, as well as bringing new employees into volunteer work,” said Meintjies.A global movementSpeaking at the launch, CEO of the centre Achmat Dangor said “Mandela Day is proof that one small step at a time can become a global movement around the world. All that is required is action.”Dangor called on guests to take time out of their lives to inspire change in their communities.“We would like to remind all that the Mandela Day campaign is a call for activism in order to build better communities.”Mandela Day was established in 2009 following the success of the former stateman’s 90th birthday commemoration the previous year. It is now officially adopted by the UN as a day to recognise the man and his efforts towards reconciliation in South Africa.“The aim is to inspire people not just in South Africa, but all over the world to follow by his example and take action,” said Dangor.Last year, the premier basketball league in the US, the National Basketball Association (NBA), will host their second series of basketball clinics in Alexandra, after a successful run in Soweto last year.Another initiative that is driven by Richard Mabaso, founder of Imbumba Foundation will see him climb Mount Kilimanjaro for the first time in July.His efforts are to raise funds and awareness for the education of girls from underprivileged backgrounds across the country.British comedian Eddie Izzard was not to be left behind. He started a marathon race in honour of Mandela earlier in the May at Mvezo in the Eastern Cape.“I will attempt to run 27 marathons in 27 days, as a small tribute to Mandela to symbolise the 27 years he spent in prison,” he said.The marathons will be run all over South Africa in areas of significance to Mandela’s life, including the Eastern Cape areas of Qunu and Fort Hare. In Gauteng they will be in Johannesburg, Soweto, Pretoria and Rivonia, while Cape Town and Robben Island will have their own events. Mandela was imprisoned for 18 of the 27 years at Robben Island.‘Encouraging active citizens’As the emphasis for Mandela Day is being placed on raising youth through decent education, the centre of memory – along with its partners – is driving some of South Africa’s most meaningful initiatives.“We would like to encourage young people to be active citizens by participating wholeheartedly in this campaign,” said Hatang. “There are countless ways to give back and start affecting a positive change for our youth.”The projects were inspired to improve conditions and literacy levels among youngsters from historically disadvantaged communities.The Container Library Project driven by Breadline Africa installs container libraries at primary schools throughout South Africa, benefiting about 1000 pupils.The 94+ Schools Project, initiated by the Department of Basic Education, has identified 94 of the country’s neediest schools for upgrades and refurbishment in honour of Mandela. “The message of giving your time to uplift your fellow citizens is reaching people, and the spirit of volunteerism that has been shown is humbling,” said UNIC Deputy Director Helene Hoedl.“We can only work harder by ensuring that this is more sustainable, and that we indeed make every day Mandela Day.”last_img read more


first_imgThe waterfall at the end of “* rivers and lakes”Believe me, I’m not trying to talk you out of attempting a five terrain, five difficulty geocache. I’m just trying to keep you from acquiring any scars or a metal plate in your neck. Geocaches are ranked from one to five based on difficulty and terrain.  Five is the most imposing.  Let’s be clear — preparation is key.  You should known the geocache rating before attempting the cache.  The ratings exist for your safety.  But, say you’re part of the “Lost & Found” documentary video crew? And it’s your job to produce a video on completing a 5/5?This is one (tall/uncoordinated) Lost & Found video producer’s perspective on one particular 5/5 named “* river and lakes” (GC6982).  Completing this 5/5 only really requires three attributes. They are endurance, balance and agility.Lost & Found videographer ReidI sorely lacked two out of the three. I’m a teetering 6’4” with the balancing skills of an unmanned bicycle. My default while falling is to land on my forehead. It’s a precarious landscape for anyone who’s crowning athletic achievement sits atop his refrigerator even now. (It’s a bowling trophy from when I was 11.)The cache owner and three geocachers were all bush-whacking to the cache ahead of us.  Lost & Found videographer Reid was capturing the zigzagging footfalls of the geocachers.  The terrain we faced for “* rivers and lakes” is a Paul Bunyan-scale crisscross carpet of fallen trees, inches thick ecosystems of green wiggling moss and glossy boulders with the traction of ice.The cache sits inside a U-shaped canyon at the base of a waterfall. It’s a near vertical descent through thorns and an inviting thorn-ridden shrub aptly called “Devil’s Club.”   After a half hour, I’ve already realized waterproof boots are waterproof… unless your foot slips three feet into a stream and then the boots become sloshing bags of water.A banana slug named, “Signal”It’s about this time that I think a thorn catches my ear.  Suddenly my ear  is wet and it’s cold.  I think I’m simply in a wonderful form of shock and that I’m bleeding.  I reach back to feel the blood. I think, “This can’t be worse.”  It is worse.My fingers curl around “something” attached to my ear.  I pulled it forward and stared eye-to-antenna with a giant banana slug.I named the slug “Signal.”This Signal was placed gently back into his or her habitat. It’s a relationship I won’t forget though.The geocachers and Reid reached the cache moments later (relatively) unscathed.  Then we had to hike back out, the same way.  Signal didn’t make a repeat performance.  I was left with just a few scratches and memories of a wet and cold kiss from a banana slug.Most geocachers have similar stories.  And like the Lost & found documentary crew, they’ll do it again.  Why?  You tell me.  What keeps geocachers going back to the trail?Soon, you can watch the adventures of the hardy geocachers who attempted this 5/5. The Lost & Found video is scheduled to post on Tuesday, September 14th.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedNear the top of Europe (GC2BVRY) – Geocache of the WeekJuly 16, 2015In “Geocache of the Week””Scuba Geocaching” A Geocaching.com Lost & Found VideoOctober 5, 2010In “Community”Extreme Geocaching in Pictures (and Video)April 29, 2013In “Community”last_img read more


first_img“Even site owners without programming experience can add these plugins,” writes developer and open-source aficionado Mauro González in Google’s Social Web blog post. “Now that Friend Connect is integrated with these popular open source CMS platforms, site owners can make registration easier for users and offer them a set of social features – all without writing a single line of code.”GFC represents an interesting – and perhaps underused – suite of tools in an increasingly competitive space. Many site owners are adding social features to blogs and sites through systems such as JS-Kit’s Echo or Disqus, and Joomla and Drupal both have many extensions and plugins to allow for the same kinds of features and functions. Still, making GFC available for the CMSes that power many highly visible sites around the Web might do a lot of good for that product.Overall, we see this announcement as indicative of a set of trends: Portable user identities, highly interactive content, portable communities and open-source software.What do you think: Will more site users be integrating Friend Connect to allow for more social website experiences? Let us know your opinions in the comments. Related Posts jolie odell A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Google has just announced that its powerfully social Friend Connect features are now available for open-source content management systems Drupal and Joomla.Google Friend Connect (GFC) allows sites with these CMSes to integrate many social features without having to write any code. The impact of the integration has the potential to be significant, as Drupal in particular is one of the most widely-used content management systems in use on the Web today, powering sites from WhiteHouse.gov and NASA.gov to TheOnion.com and websites for celebrities and musicians like Britney Spears and Eric Clapton. Joomla is used by such institutions as Harvard, MTV and Citibank.Friend Connect essentially allows site visitors to become site members by using profile information from services such as Google, Yahoo!, Twitter and more. With user accounts authenticated via OpenID, site administrators can add Friend Connect’s social bar, a site members gadget, the Friend Connect comments gadget or recommendations in any part of the site they choose.In addition to adding social gadgets, Friend Connect also allows site admins to conduct polls, monitor community growth, create and distribute email newsletters, run ads through AdSense, export user data for a site’s entire community (as XML or JSON) or create their own apps using the GFC APIs. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#Google#web last_img read more


first_imgKimberly Hile, Ed.M. & Michaelene Ostrosky, Ph.D.Creative Commons [Flickr, Roots of Empathy Baby Celebration, June 12, 2012]We are sure you have heard the saying, “a parent is his child’s first and best teacher.” For those of us working in the field of early intervention, it is a belief we take very seriously. Early intervention aims to strengthen a family’s ability to support their child’s growth and development. Therefore, parent participation during early intervention sessions is essential. We cannot stress enough the role that parents play on the child’s intervention team. (see more about the importance of parent participation in Bruder (2010)[1]).The Office of Special Education Programs of the US Department of Education (OSEP) outlines seven key principles for early intervention services [2][3] with the first two principles highlighting the role of the parent. These principles state:Infants and toddlers learn best through everyday experiences and interactions with familiar people in familiar contexts, andAll families, with the necessary supports and resources, can enhance their children’s learning and development.The first principle addresses the need for all services to be implemented within the family’s daily routines. Young children benefit from repetition when learning new skills. Parents are in the position to ensure that their child has ample opportunities to practice new skills by embedding them throughout their typical day. The second principle supports the idea that parents are more than capable of supporting their child’s development. The primary role of the early intervention service provider is to work directly with the parent to ensure that they feel confident and competent at implementing strategies that will address the child’s individual needs.For families in the military, early intervention service providers need to be aware of the unique needs of each family in order to find creative ways to include deployed parents into assessment, planning, and intervention; being flexible when scheduling visits; and preparing familys for transitions.We’d love to hear how you support and encourage parent participation. Please go to our Facebook and Twitter pages to share your ideas.References[1] Bruder, M.B. (2010). Early childhood intervention: A promise to children and families for their future. Exceptional Children, 76(3), 339-355.[2] Workgroup on Principles and Practices in Natural Environments, OSEP TA Community of Practice: Part C Settings. (2008, March). Agreed upon mission and key principles for providing early intervention services in natural environments. Retrieved from http://ectacenter.org/~pdfs/topics/families/Finalmissionandprinciples3_11_08.pdf[3] Workgroup on Principles and Practices in Natural Environments, OSEP TA Community of Practice: Part C Settings. (2008, March). Seven key principles: Looks like / doesn’t look like. Retrieved from http://www.ectacenter.org/~pdfs/topics/families/Principles_LooksLike_DoesntLookLike3_11_08.pdfThis post was written by Kimberly Hile Ed.M. and Michaelene Ostrosky, Ph.D., members of the MFLN FD Early Intervention team, which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, YouTube, and on LinkedIn.last_img read more


first_imgShe burst into the first day with a two under 70, struck a 71 on day two and another 70 on day three.She began the final day one shot behind Menendez, 25, facing the daunting task of keeping the finish line in sight.The first nine she shot two bogeys and a birdie but was helped by a poor start from Menendez who fired four bogeys, giving the rising Thai star a cushion as the two went into the back nine.If Atthaya felt pressure, she did not show it, firing another birdie on the back nine and calmly slotting home the final par putt.“I’m so proud and so happy for my score and win this week,” she told reporters in slightly broken English moments after her win. “I’m so excited, thank you so much.”ADVERTISEMENT El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Her victory smashes the current record set by Canada’s Brooke Henderson who won the Canadian Women’s Tour in June 2012 aged 14 years, nine months and three days.She also beats the Ladies European Tour record held by former number one Lydia Ko who took the 2013 New Zealand Open aged 15 years, nine months and 17 days.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsAtthaya, who hails from Thailand’s western province of Rachaburi, turned 14 on 20 February. Local media said she first picked up a golf club aged six.The shy but seemingly always smiling teenager had a dream week at the 72-par Phoenix Gold Golf and Country Club in Pattaya. As an amateur, she does not take home any prize winnings.That means the top €45,000 ($51,000) prize went to runner up-Menendez while €27,500 went to third placed pro Whitney Hillier.Final top scores for the Ladies European Thailand Championship at the 72-par Phoenix Gold Golf and Country Club in Pattaya.283 – Atthaya Tithikul (THA) 70-17-70-72285 – Ana Menedez (MEX) 68-72-70-75286 – Whitney Hillier (AUS) 74-72-69-71287 – Leticia Ras-Anderica (GER) 73-73-74-67; Parinda Phokan (THA) 75-73-71-68; Amy Boulden (WAL) 73-74-67-73.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Atthaya Thitikul (Photo from her Facebook page)BANGKOK, Thailand — A Thai teenager became the youngest known winner of a professional golf tournament on Sunday, overcoming huge pressure to secure a two-shot victory at the Ladies European Thailand Championship in Pattaya.There were gasps from the crowd as Atthaya Thitikul – aged just 14 years and four months – calmly slotted home a must-win final putt on the 18th to see off Ana Menendez of Mexico.ADVERTISEMENT China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Riveracenter_img LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Marquez ‘surprised’ Pacquiao failed to stop Horn in 10th roundlast_img read more


first_imgThe Maharashtra government has decided to accord the status of ‘adventure sport’ to the centuries old traditional ‘Dahi-handi’ celebrations that mark Janmashthami every year. An announcement in this regard was made by the state education minister Vinod Tawde in Mumbai on Wednesday.Minors aged between 12-15 can take part in the celebrations – which entails forming tall human pyramids of six or more levels – only with the written consent of their parents. The venue will need matting so that there are no injuries after a fall and there will be no limit on tiers of pyramids.”With the status of ‘adventure sports’, we shall form a state-level body to govern ‘Dahi-handi’ with a set of rules and regulations. Any celebrations that do not adhere to this would not be recognised,” Tawde said.Under the new status, it will be mandatory for all organisers of high-profile ‘Dahi-handi’ celebrations to ensure proper insurance for all participants, provisions of first-aid, ambulances to shift the injured ‘Govindas’ to nearest hospitals.Additionally, they must organise safety nets, helmets, safety harness, mats and other security requirements to prevent injuries – and possible deaths – after the human pryramids come crashing down.Tawde said sometime ago, a committee headed by Mumbai BJP president Ashish Shelar was told to prepare a report on ‘Dahi-handi’ and it has recommended to declare it as an ‘adventure sport’ on the lines of mountaineering, rock-climbing etc, which was accepted by the state government.The minister said henceforth, ‘Dahi-handi’ would not be restricted during Janmashthami, but will be celebrated round-the-year under the auspices of a state-level governing body.advertisementJanmashthami celebrations in Mumbai have become an annual big business affair with prizes running into crores of rupees, mega-sponsors, intense competition among various groups, mostly backed by politicians and political parties, attracting millions of locals, domestic and foreign tourists.In the past few years, there have been several casualties, including temporary injuries or permanent handicap and deaths of ‘Govindas’, which led to court cases and questions raised on the safety and security of the participants.last_img read more


first_imgIndia off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Wednesday won the coveted International Cricketer of the Year award at the CEAT Cricket Rating (CCR) International awards 2017.The award was presented to Ashwin by former India skipper Sunil Gavaskar and Harsh Goenka, Chairman of RPG Enterprises, at a function held at the Cricket Club of India.Ashwin was the wrecker-in-chief during the home season, where India won 10 of their 13 Tests played against New Zealand, England, Bangladesh and Australia.Ashwin has taken 99 wickets in the past 12 months.Meanwhile, young batsman Shubhman Gill won the Young player of the year award for his superb performance during the India-England U-19 ODI series, played in Mumbai.Speaking on the occasion, Ashwin recalled that his first autograph which he had taken was from Gavaskar at the Chepauk stadium in Chennai.Ashwin also praised Tamil Nadu offie Washington Sundar for his impressive show in the IPL while playing for Rising Pune Supergiant.”Washington did really well in the Vijay Hazare trophy. I had heard from a couple of people that he is doing well. He has got good idea of how to bowl in T20s and to ball with the new ball is a massive challenge.”The first scar which you will inflict will always have value and he initially bowled well. The pace and the length which he hit was very very critical,” said Ashwin.last_img read more


first_img Next Realme launch: Realme XT, Buds Wireless and everything else announced this weekIn addition to launching the Realme XT 64MP quad camera phone in India, Realme also announced the Realme Buds Wireless, a new 10,000mAh power bank and key specs of Realme XT 730G.advertisement Sanket Vijayasarathy New DelhiSeptember 14, 2019UPDATED: September 16, 2019 08:07 IST HIGHLIGHTSRealme XT comes with a 64MP quad camera setup starting at Rs 15,999.Realme XT 730G with Snapdragon 730G to launch in December.Realme Buds Wireless and 10,000mAh power bank also launched.Realme launched a few new products in India on Friday, September 13 to further expand its ever-growing portfolio. In addition to the much-anticipated Realme XT, the company also announced the Realme Buds Wireless earphones and a 10,000mAh Realme Power Bank. Towards the end of the event, Realme also announced the Realme XT 730G coming to India in December.The Realme XT was the star of the event yesterday as it is the company’s latest premium mid-range smartphone. It is Realme’s first 64MP quad camera phone that comes soon after the launch of the Realme 5 and Realme 5 Pro. Here’s a quick look at everything the company announced at its Realme XT event.Realme XTThe Realme XT is part of the Realme X-series that the company announced a few months ago. This is the first smartphone in India to bring a 64MP quad camera system, which is what separates it from the competition in its segment. Realme is using Samsung’s 64-megapixel GW1 sensor to offer high-res photos. Additionally, the camera setup also includes an 8-megapixel ultra wide-angle lens, 2-megapixel macro lens and a 2-megapixel depth sensor.Realme XT is also the first phone from the company to feature Gorilla Glass 5 on the front and back, which offers a more premium look and feel. It comes in Pearl White and Pearl Blue colour options and also features an in-display fingerprint sensor.The Realme XT sports a 6.4-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display and is powered by a Snapdragon 712 SoC. It comes with up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.advertisementWe just reviewed the Realme XT and called it yet another winner from the company as it offers a combination of attractive features for a price even cheaper than the Realme X.Realme XT India price starts at Rs 15,999 for the 4GB + 64GB storage option. It also comes in 6GB + 64GB and 8GB + 128GB configurations, priced at Rs 16,999 and Rs 18,999, respectively. Realme XT 730GRealme XT will get a new variant in December. It will be called the Realme XT 730G. As the name suggests, this phone will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 730G mid-range processor. The 8nm SoC is made for gaming enthusiasts and that’s how the company will be pegging the Realme XT 730G.Realme revealed some other key specs of the Realme XT 730G as well. It will bring a similar glass design as the regular XT. It will also get a 64MP quad camera setup, 4,000mAh battery, Super AMOLED display and in-display fingerprint sensor.The other big highlight of the Realme XT 730G will be its 30W VOOC fast charging support, which will be faster than the 20W VOOC support seen on current Realme phones. No word on pricing and availability of the Realme XT 730G just yet.Realme Buds WirelessSmartphones aside, Realme is also looking to offer a wide range of accessories. It already offers some wired earphones, but the company has now launched the Realme Buds Wireless. The Bluetooth earphones cost Rs 1,799 and is currently available on Realme.com and Amazon for a 24-hour period.Realme Buds Wireless will take on the likes of Beats X, Boat 225F and Xiaomi’s Mi wireless earphones. It sports a silicone neckband and metal cases on two ends, where one houses the battery and the other a remote control. The earbuds house 11.2mm bass boost drivers to deliver powerful and dynamic bass.Realme says the Buds Wireless has been tuned by Norwegian DJ Alan Walker to deliver good bass and quality sound, especially for EDM genre. The earphones are IPX4 rated for splash resistance and come with 12 hours music playback. The Buds Wireless also supports fast charging. 10,000mAh Realme Power BankLastly, Realme announced a 10,000mAh power bank for Rs 1,299. The power bank comes in yellow, red and black colour options with a smooth, matt-like finish. It supports two-way fast charging over Type-C port at 18W input and output.The power bank is compatible to charge not only phones but other devices like laptops and video game consoles. You can also charge two devices simultaneously by using both the USB and Type-C ports at the same time.ALSO READ | Realme XT review: Stands out from the crowd with a 64MP quad cameraALSO READ | Realme XT vs Redmi Note 8 Pro: What’s different between the two 64MP camera phones?ALSO READ | Realme XT 730G with 30W VOOC fast charging to launch in India in December: Specs revealedGet 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 byPavni Jain Tags :Follow Realmelast_img read more