Sony launched its 2017 flagship phone, aka the Xperia XZ Premium, in India on Thursday at a price of Rs 59,990. First announced at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, in February, the Xperia XZ Premium is follow-up to last year’s Xperia X Performance. Spiritually however the Xperia XZ Premium succeeds 2015’s Xperia Z5 Premium. The Xperia XZ Premium sports a 19-megapixel Motion Eye camera system on the rear assisted with predictive phase detection and laser autofocus, but no Optical Image Stabilisation. There is EIS for videos though.The USP of Sony’s Motion Eye camera system is said to be the fact that it can do 960-frames-per-second slow-motion videos, 4X times slower than any other smartphone available in the market right now, and ‘dramatise your every moment’ according to Sony.Sony has been able to achieve this by fitting a 128MB DRAM layer of memory onto the camera sensor itself. The 960 fps slow-motion mode is activated via a dedicated toggle inside the camera app. The phone, in addition, can also record 4K videos.Sony’s Motion Eye camera system, on-board the Xperia XZ Premium, also supports Predictive Capture. The phone’s rear camera apparently has a knack for moving objects. As soon as you fire up the camera app and should there be some sort of motion in view the phone’s sensor is able to predict the same. The sensor then captures three random shots of the object in motion before you actually press the shutter key. The focus is on getting the best possible — blur-free — result out of the given scenario.advertisementOnce you’ve taken the picture, the camera app would show you four different cases of the same photo — three taken automatically by the sensor and one taken by you — and you can then chose to keep either all of them or select the best possible outcome.On the front, the Xperia XZ Premium comes with a 13-megapixel camera with auto-focus.Erstwhile, the Xperia XZ Premium, much like the Xperia Z5 Premium, comes with a 4K screen (3840×2160 pixel resolution) and adds HDR 10 into the mix. The phone, in addition, also supports Sony’s signature Triluminos Display for mobile, X-Reality for mobile and Dynamic Contrast Enhancer technologies.The Xperia XZ Premium comes with what Sony calls loop surface design. The phone is essentially carved out of Corning’s Gorilla Glass 5, but, uses healthy doses of metal and plastic as well. While the sides of the phone are metal, the top and bottom ends are plastic. The Xperia XZ Premium is also IP68-certified for dust and water resistance and uses USB Type-C for charging and data syncing. There’s also a side-mounted fingerprint scanner on-board the device.Hardware specs include: 5.5-inch IPS LCD display, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 processor coupled with 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal memory which is further expandable by up to 256GB via a hybrid micro-SD card slot. The phone comes with a pair of stereo speakers and support for high-res audio via compatible headphones. The dual-SIM Xperia XZ Premium runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat-based Xperia UI and supports 4G LTE (VoLTE-ready). It also supports what Sony calls as adaptive charging. The Xperia XZ Premium uses intelligent charging to prevent battery decline, according to the company. It learns your charging patterns and adapts to them, resulting in up to twice the battery lifespan, it claims.The phone is backed by a 3,230mAh battery and supports Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0. It ships with a Quick Charger UCH-12 in the box which is claimed to charge the phone by up to 60 per cent in 45 minutes.The Xperia XZ Premium can be pre-booked at all Sony Center, select retail outlets and online exclusively on Amazon India from June 2 to June 11. Those who pre-book the device during the period will receive a wireless Bluetooth speaker, SRS-XB20 which costs Rs 8,990 for free, the company announced. The Xperia XZ Premium will be available for buying from June 12 in the colours: Luminous Chrome and Deep Sea Black.Also Read: Sony Xperia Z5 Premium review: To 4K or not to 4K is the question
Last week, with the top 10 all bunched up, Oklahoma State was a 20-1 favorite to win the national title. This week, after Stanford, LSU, Utah and Baylor all lost? How about 12-1.[sideways-looking eyes emoji]Here are the top 10.Alabama: 12-5Ohio State: 11-4Clemson: 15-4Notre Dame: 9-1Oklahoma: 12-1Oklahoma State: 12-1Florida: 14-1Iowa: 22-1TCU: 25-1[breathes lustily into brown paper bag]Vegas knows. Vegas always knows. And now I might not be able to watch the final two games.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!
Claude Puel, who made nine changes to his Leicester side, could certainly count himself fortunate to be through to the last eight. Leicester created little going forward and rode their luck at the other end, no more so than when the 18-year-old Obafemi missed an open goal from four yards out. Thereafter it was all about Ward.“The quality of our goalie kept us in the game,” Puel said. “He made fantastic saves.” (s 61′) Roger East consults VAR after Steven Davis’s goal for Southampton. The decision to award the goal was overturned. Photograph: Plumb Images/Leicester City via Getty Images Hughes, who was fairly measured with his thoughts, added: “I think Anthony Taylor was [the VAR]. We feel he got a decision wrong at St Mary’s when he gave a soft penalty at the end of the game against Brighton, when we should have won. So he got that decision wrong and he’s got tonight’s decision wrong in my view.” 59 Leshabela Southampton Be careful what you wish for. A few weeks after Southampton complained about the absence of VAR in the Premier League, Mark Hughes’s players were on the wrong end of a controversial decision via that very technology. Steven Davis thought he had scored a late winner for the visitors when he swept home in the 82nd minute, but Southampton’s celebrations were cut short after VAR intervened and judged Nathan Redmond had used an arm to control the ball in the lead-up. SOU LEI Show match reports Leicester City 8 Iheanacho 6 6 Substitutes Thank you for your feedback. 23 Hojbjerg Share on WhatsApp 8 Leicester Off target 9 Southampton 2 Leicester On target 3 Southampton 20 Okazaki 17 Jakupovic 1 McCarthy 4 Soyuncu (s 73′) SOU46LEI54% There was a lengthy delay between Davis scoring – Roger East, the referee, had initially allowed the substitute’s strike to stand – and the goal being disallowed, which suggested there must have been an element of doubt about Redmond’s actions. The ball clearly struck the Southampton forward on the arm as he darted into the Leicester penalty area but the contact appeared unintentional and unavoidable.Southampton had already hit the woodwork through Redmond and squandered a wonderful chance seconds later when Michael Obafemi, who was making his first start, filed a contender for miss of the season. After Danny Ward tipped Manolo Gabbiadini’s free-kick on to the bar with almost the last kick of the game Hughes said he sensed it was “not going to be our night”.The penalty shootout confirmed his fears. After the first five players for both teams scored Gabbiadini saw his kick saved by Ward, who was also Leicester’s hero in the previous round when they beat Wolverhampton Wanderers on penalties. Nampalys Mendy stepped forward to confidently dispatch his penalty to set up a quarter-final tie at home against Manchester City next month. Facebook (s 78′) 14 Ricardo Pereira Read more 11 14 5 Morgan Leicester Pinterest 2 Simpson 6 Evans Lineups Fouls 27 Diabate 23 Adrien Silva 10 Austin 7 Gray Twitter 11 Albrighton 20 Gabbiadini 12 Ward Read more Match stats Substitutes 6 Hoedt Hughes, who is under growing pressure after winning only one league game all season, was bitterly disappointed with the outcome. “I’ve said for a long time I’m an advocate of VAR – I think they [referees] need help,” the Southampton manager said. “In recent weeks we’ve demanded that it’s introduced immediately. So we can’t complain too much.“I think sometimes what you’ve got to be careful with when you are looking at incidents in games is that if you slow it down to the nth degree, then something that happened in normal time looks like it’s deliberate. And clearly it’s not. When you play it in normal time, and Nathan’s run through at pace, there’s no way he can avoid that ball. If a defender was in the box and somebody hit the ball straight at him from that distance, it wouldn’t be given as a penalty because it would be too close. So why that’s been given I don’t know. From our point of view it’s a valid goal, it should have stood, we should have won the tie.” (s 61′) 33 Targett Arsenal v Tottenham HotspurLeicester City v Manchester CityMiddlesbrough v Burton AlbionChelsea v Bournemouth 24 Mendy Share on Twitter 28 Gunn (s 90′) 4 Vestergaard 61 Obafemi Corners David Squires on … Superclásico chaos and other football soap operas 18 Lemina 28 Fuchs Goal attempts 22 Redmond Possession Quick guide Carabao Cup quarter-final draw 46 54 2 Cedric (s 61′) Was this helpful? 8 Davis 5 Stephens 43 Valery 25 Ndidi 16 Ward-Prowse 3 Yoshida Share on LinkedIn Carabao Cup Southampton Reuse this content Share on Messenger Champions League: Valencia unhappy with lack of VAR after Fellaini winner Share on Facebook Share via Email Topics Share on Pinterest Hide 17 Armstrong 9 Vardy
Transfers Who is Fernando Felicevich? Alexis Sanchez’s super agent who brokered Man Utd transfer Ronan Murphy Last updated 1 year ago 04:25 1/23/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Transfers A. Sánchez Manchester United Arsenal Manchester City Premier League The Argentine ex-rugby player represents some of Chile’s biggest names, and made a pretty penny from his client’s move away from Arsenal Alexis Sanchez’s move to Manchester has been a long and drawn out one, with the Chile international initially set to leave Arsenal for Manchester City in the summer, and then again in January before a late offer from Manchester United put the Red Devils at the top of the queue.Behind the scenes, one man worked to make it all happen, looking for the best possible deal for his client – and himself. Super agent Fernando Felicevich is Alexis’s agent, having helped secure him moves to Barcelona and Arsenal after taking him from Chile to Udinese.Unlike Cristiano Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes or Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s representative Mino Raiola, Felicevich is not as well known worldwide. Goal brings you everything you need to know about the man who Forbes ranked as the sixth most powerful football agent in the world in 2017. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player When did Felicevich become an agent?we are gunners !!! #SanchezSigns pic.twitter.com/pJOFXxBypk— Fernando Felicevich (@ffelicevich) July 13, 2014Felicevich was not always a football agent, actually not getting into the business until he was 33 years old. A former rugby player in Argentina, he studied an MBA in advertising in Paris, and moved to Chile in 2002 to join the McCann Erikson advertising agency.While in Chile, he met old friend Pablo Lenci, who suggested he move out of advertising and into sports. Thanks to his work for Alexis and other young South American players, Felicevich became known as a shrewd businessman but also a warm, helpful agent, which helped him gain bigger and better clients.Felicevich’s approach means that he does not charge his clients for advice or assistance when he is working for them, instead taking a percentage of the transfer fees whenever his players move clubs. As a result, he stood to make more than £10 million from the sale of Alexis. Where did he meet Alexis?Celebrating !!! #FACupWinners2015 pic.twitter.com/l4YPpePipT— Fernando Felicevich (@ffelicevich) May 30, 2015Felicevich represented a number of domestic players in South America, including Arturo Norambuena, who was a team-mate of then 15-year-old Alexis Sanchez at Cobreloa. The agent travelled to Alexis’s hometown of Tocopilla to meet the teenager’s mother, where he became close with the Sanchez family. As a result, Felicevich was hired as the forward’s agent, and helped broker a deal for Alexis to join Udinese in 2006.As he was still a teenager, he was seen as one for the future by the Italian club, and Felicevich helped Sanchez secure a loan move to Colo Colo to continue his professional development in his native Chile. Another loan followed, with Alexis joining River Plate the following season before he broke into the Udinese first team in 2008.His breakthrough season came in 2010-11 when he scored 12 Serie A goals and was named the most promising young player in the world by FIFA.com, ahead of Gareth Bale and Neymar. After this, Felicevich masterminded a move to La Liga giants Barcelona, with Pep Guardiola spending €26m (£23m) to make him the club’s first Chilean player. Although Alexis’s time at Barcelona was inconsistent, he was still very much in demand, and Arsenal paid £31.7m for his services in 2014, with Felicevich bringing his client to the Premier League.Who are Felicevich’s clients?Through his friendship and working partnership with Sanchez, Felicevich was introduced to numerous other Chile internationals, and now represents some of the country’s biggest names. Bayern Munich midfielder Arturo Vidal and Bayer Leverkusen’s Charles Aranguiz are two of his clients based in Germany, while he also takes care of business for former Manchester United striker Angelo Henriquez and Besiktas midfielder Gary Medel.Felicevich helped bring Claudio Bravo to Manchester City from Barcelona in 2016. He still represents numerous players in Chile, including Colo Colo’s Claudio Baeza and Cesar Fuentes of Universidad Catolica. Player Club Alexis Sanchez Manchester United Arturo Vidal Bayern Munich Charles Aranguiz Bayer Leverkusen Gary Medel Besiktas Claudio Bravo Manchester City Angelo Henriquez Atlas Felipe Gutierrez Real Betis Eugenio Mena Bahia Fabian Orellana Eibar Cristobal Jorquera Bursaspor Claudio Baeza Colo Colo Alvaro Ramos Club Leon Cesar Fuentes Universidad Catolica Emiliano Vecchio Santos Rodrigo Millar Monarcas Morelia Christopher Toselli Atlas Sebastian Martinez Huachipato Sebastian Toro Palestino Cristian Gutierrez Huachipato Francisco Sierralta Parma How much is Felicevich worth? Vamos Chile carajoooo #2 pic.twitter.com/g9MGjDKVGZ— Fernando Felicevich (@ffelicevich) June 27, 2016Felicevich was ranked at number 35 on Forbes’ list of the most powerful agents in sport in 2017, with annual earnings of £13.5m. He has offices in Argentina and Peru, and has plans to expand into Brazil in the near future.Forbes called him “the king of South American soccer”, with only five other football agents ahead of him in their annual list. They also estimate his total contract value at £134.3m. The top spot on their 2017 list was shared by baseball agent Scott Boras and football’s Constantin Dumitrascu, who represents the likes of Edinson Cavani, Philippe Coutinho and N’Golo Kante.