Blessing and curse

first_imgAzkals now have full squad “The league tapped us suddenly to play in the opening game at the Philippine Arena,” Tim Cone told reporters on Friday, confirming an earlier Inquirer report. “I told the guys that’s the curse and blessing of being a member of Ginebra.”“You’re going to be asked to do things because of your popularity and your fan base that other teams are not going to be asked of,” he said, adding that the league initially slated Ginebra to debut in Guam on Jan. 19.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissBut with the Kings now playing six days earlier, Cone has had to cram and push his players hard to get in competitive form.“We thought we’re coming back in the 19th so we extended our [break] a little bit, give our guys extended rest. But now we’re rushing to get ready for the 13th,” Cone said. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption “These guys are experiencing what’s it like to play for me when I was a young coach—when I wanted to kill people,” Cone added in jest.Ginebra’s opponent in the opening is still to be revealed.The curtain-raiser for league’s 44th season marks the second time the PBA will tip off at Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan. In 2014, 52,612 fans trooped to the venue to watch rookie Manny Pacquiao debut for Kia and play against Blackwater. Ginebra top-billed the event with TNT.The Leo Awards, where the previous season’s top individual performers will be feted, will also be mounted during the opening rites.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “We’ll come out [ready].”But Cone pointed out that the schedule change is not something to complain about, even after having to cut short his US vacation.“The idea of being a member of this group [with that] fan base overrules any inconveniences that we may have,” he said. “We’re going deep into our two-a-days (practices).”As a matter of fact, Cone is having a bit of a throwback fun.“We haven’t gone this hard in our two-a-days since during the ‘90s,” he said shortly after their second session at Upper Deck gym in Pasig.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBeing the PBA’s most beloved franchise has it’s perks: There’s a ready sixth man pushing the team every game from jam-packed stands.But then, there’s also the drawbacks.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

PPP will not attend National Assembly sittings until CCJ rules on case – Jagdeo

first_imgNo-confidence appealOpposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo on Sunday announced that the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) would not be attending the sittings of the National Assembly when it reconvened in the near future.According to Jagdeo in the announcement on his social media page, he wishes to “place on record that the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) will not attend any sitting of the National Assembly”.This, according to Jagdeo, will be in effect while the appeal of the Appellate Court’s ruling on the no-confidence motion is pending at the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ). Following the Court of Appeal’s ruling that the no-confidence motion was not validly passed, the PPP/C had announced on Friday that it would move to the CCJ.Acting Chief Justice Roxane George, in January, upheld the December 21, 2018 passage of the no-confidence motion, ruling that in Guyana’s 65-member National Assembly a majority is 33. This, however, was appealed by Attorney General Basil Williams.But while Justice Rishi Persaud on Friday dismissed the appeal and concurred with the ruling of the High Court, his colleague appellate Judges allowed the State’s appeal.Both Justices Yonette Cummings-Edwards and Dawn Gregory opined that while 33 was the majority of the 65-member National Assembly, the successful passage of a no-confidence motion required an “absolute majority” of 34 and not the “simple” 33 majority that has been used to pass ordinary business in the House.Following the ruling, Opposition Leader Jagdeo stated that the Constitution of Guyana is pellucid on what number of votes is needed for the passage of a no-confidence motion; it is a majority of all elected parliamentarians – the majority of 65 is 33 votes.According to him, the Constitution is clear in saying that the vote is valid if a majority of all elected parliamentarians – 33 parliamentarians – cast their vote in favour of the passage of a no-confidence motion.He added that all right-thinking Guyanese would conclude that 33 is the majority of 65 – a conclusion that was extensively addressed by the Chief Justice (ag) in her ruling.“No strange mathematics can change what is in the Constitution … a majority of all elected members in the National Assembly is 33,” Jagdeo said.He explained that the argument about a vote of 34 being needed was not the argument he expected to be used by the Appeal Court to overturn the ruling of the Chief Justice (ag).“I thought (that) if the Chief Justice’s ruling was to be overturned, it would have been on another technicality, not this one … this is probably the weakest argument,” Jagdeo said, adding that the ruling of the Chief Justice (ag) was profound and well-reasoned.The Opposition Leader noted that in 2014, when the Alliance For Change (AFC), supported by A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), advanced a no-confidence motion against then President Donald Ramotar, it was done with the explicit acknowledgement that AFC and APNU had the 33 votes that were needed for their no-confidence motion to be successful.He added that prior to the December 21, 2018 vote, the coalition Government boasted that it had 33 votes, and, therefore, the no-confidence motion could not be passed with a vote of 32.After the vote, according to him, both President David Granger and Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo accepted that the PPP/C no-confidence motion was validly passed in the House.In addition, Attorney and social commentator, Christopher Ram posited that the Court made a grave error of unquestioning acceptance of decisions and principles from afar with no regard that, at best, they could be of no more than persuasive value.In the process, he added, Friday’s decision marked a turning point in Guyana’s jurisprudence, introducing a harmful level of uncertainty into constitutional and statutory interpretation in local courts. In this regard, he stated that the Court was “wrong” in its interpretation of what constitutes a majority in the National Assembly.Ram recalled that during Friday’s ruling, one of the Judges cited a passage from a foreign jurisdiction that any legislation means what it says and does not mean what it does not say. He then pointed to Attorney Anil Nandlall’s submissions to the Court in which he cited that the dictum in perhaps the most famous local constitutional case (AG v Mohammed Ali) that, “It is a strong thing to read into an act of Parliament words which are not there, and in the absence of a clear necessity, it is a wrong thing to do.”That unfortunately, according to Ram, is exactly what the Court of Appeal appears to have done. He added that it took some effort to hear the Appellate Judges say how attracted they were by the arguments of Grenadian Senior Counsel, Dr Francis Alexis, that a vote of no confidence was so important that it required a majority not contemplated by the Constitution.“Impressed by this argument, the Court, by a simple majority, effectively ruled that there was a clear necessity to import and insert not only words that were not there, but the concept of absolute majority, which does not exist anywhere in our Constitution. Interestingly, if the same principle is applied to a vote of confidence brought by the Government in a 33-32 National Assembly, the motion would fail because it did not receive 34 votes,” the political analyst contended.Furthermore, he stressed that the Court must also be aware that had former AFC Member of Parliament, Charrandas Persaud, not cast an adverse vote, 33 would have been accepted as a majority. On this point, he also reminded that the 2019 Budget was not passed by a majority of 34, noting that it was unlikely that anyone would argue that a budget was not special.Meanwhile, the three Appellate Judges upheld the acting Chief Justice’s ruling with regard to the appeal filed by private citizen Compton Reid, on the validity of Charrandas Persaud’s vote given his dual citizenship status.Justice George had ruled in the High Court that while it is illegal for MPs to be dual citizens, in Charrandas’s case this did not affect the validity of his vote on the motion and as such, the Appeal Court Judges on Friday dismissed the appeal filed by Reid.With the Appellate ruling, Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge had announced on Friday that Government could now take steps to reconvene Parliament.last_img read more

Liverpool starlet looking very sharp ahead of new season, says talkSPORT’s Stateside spy

first_imgJames Pearce reflects on Liverpool’s penalty shootout victory over Manchester City in their pre-season friendly in America.According to the Liverpool Echo journalist, Raheem Sterling was the standout player for the Reds after his introduction as a second half substitute.The 19-year-old England starlet scored five minutes from time to rescue a 2-2 draw for the Reds, who went on to triumph 3-1 on spot-kicks.Speaking on Extra time, Pearce said: “Sterling changed the game in the second half. He scored a wonderful goal and was denied a late winner by a very tight offside decision.“He is coming off the back of a fantastic season last season for both club and country and, bearing in mind he is only eight, nine days into his pre-season schedule, he is looking very sharp already.”Check out Sterling’s goal against Manchester City below…last_img read more

DDTV: WATCH LETTERKENNY AC SUB FOUR-MINUTE MILE CHALLENGE EVENT

first_imgDDTV: It was a night to remember for Irish womens athletics with the trio of Kerry O’Flaherty, Michelle Finn and Sara Treacy all securing qualification standards in the 3000m steeplechase for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games at the Letterkenny International Track & Field Meeting. O’Flaherty of Newcastle AC and Finn of Leevale AC also secured qualification standards for the World Athletics Championships in Beijing next month with times of 9:42.61 and 9:43.34 respectively.Dunboyne AC’s Treacy came agonisingly close to the World standard with 9:44.14, just 0.14 outside the standard.The race was won by Jamie Cheever of USA in an Irish All Comers record and seasons best time of 9:40.99, with Lennie Waite of Scotland in 5th place also coming close to the Olympic standard with a personal best of 9:45.94.The race also produced the 5 fastest times ever run on Irish soil in the steeplechase, creating an amazing atmosphere helped on by the roaring Letterkenny crowd. It was non-stop action all evening at the Danny McDaid Athletics track with some fine performances across a range of events. American Jon Peterson won the feature event, the Letterkenny AC Sub 4 Minute Mile Challenge Event in a time of 4:00.41, agonisingly close to producing his first ever sub 4 minute mile.The popular American has run 4:00 two years in a row in Letterkenny, so he will no doubt return and hope that it will be third time lucky for him next year.Julian Oakley of New Zealand and Clemens Bleistein of Germany were 2nd and 3rd respectively in 4:01.45, and 4:01.65. Letterkenny man Danny Mooney was best of the Irish in 4:08.89.The Mens 800m produced a 1:49.72 clocking with Sam Ellison of USA holding off Germany’s Patrick Schoenball with 1:50.15.Junior athlete Garry Campbell of Dunleer AC was 3rd in 1:54.46. In the Mens 3000m, it was another victory for America as Carl Stones moved into the lead at an early stage of the race, and won convincingly in 8:27.28. City of Derry Spartans JP Williamson led the Irish charge in 2nd place with 8:35.16 and Glaslough Harrier Conor Duffy was 3rd in 8:38.82.Lebakeng Sesele of South Africa took the Mens 100m in a swift 10.53 ahead of Tatenda Tsumba of Zimbabwe in 10.75 with Philip Redrick of USA in 10.99.Tsumba took the win in the Mens 200m in 21.28, narrowly pipping Sesele who ran 21.29 with Redrick 3rd in 22.68. Another race which needed a photo finish was the Mens 400m with 4 athletes within 0.24 seconds of each other.Armand Van Zyl of South Africa took the win in 49.53 ahead of Lagan Valley’s Ben Maze in 49.54, with Evan McGuire of Galway City Harriers and Richard Beardsall of England being given the exact same time of 49.77 in 3rd and 4th place respectively.In the Womens 400m, Sinead Denny of Dundrum South Dublin took the honours in 55.45 ahead of Donegal girl Kate McGowan of Tirchonaill AC in 57.79, with 800m specialist Rachel Gibson 3rd in 59.50.The Womens 200m also produced a great battle up the home straight with Kilkenny City Harrier’s Louise Holmes 1st in 25.50, followed by Italy’s Alessandra Feudatari running for Corran AC in 25.81, and Mullingar Harrier’s  Vicky Harris in 25.56. One of the performances of the night also came in the Mens Javelin where Joe Dunderdale of England smashed the meeting record with an impressive throw of 67.16m.Sean McBride of Strabane Track Club improved on his personal best with a throw of 62.23m for 2nd place with North Down AC’s Niall McGrattan 3rd in 48.60m.In other field event action, the Womens Long Jump was won by Vivian Fleischer of Celbridge AC in 5.54m with City of Lisburn’s Karyn Dumigan 2nd in 5.03m and Laura Frey of Lagan Valley 3rd in 4.57m.The crowd gathered around the Danny McDaid Track in Letterkenny on Friday night will remember this one for a long time, as never before have three Irish women qualified for an Olympic Games at the same race meeting.And for this to happen in Ireland made it even more special for O’Flaherty, Finn and Treacy.The race has brought womens steeplechasing to a whole new level in Irish athletics, and will put the Letterkenny International Athletics Meeting to the fore of the European athletics calendar in only its third year of running.Full Results available on www.lac.ieDDTV: WATCH LETTERKENNY AC SUB FOUR-MINUTE MILE CHALLENGE EVENT was last modified: July 12th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:newsSportlast_img read more

REBUILD YOUR SMILE AT READY STEADY SMILES DENTAL PRACTICE

first_imgAre you considering rebuilding your smile? If so, then why don’t you let Dr. Joseph Bonner and his associates at Ready Steady Smiles Dental Practice help you achieve your healthy new smile. Ready Steady Smiles provide a range of dental treatments designed to improve appearance, facial expression, restore confidence and improve quality of life by giving patients a natural-looking smile. Treatments range from the very basic to a full arch of fixed crowns. No matter how serious your problems, Ready Steady Smiles can help.Having a nice smile is much more than a cosmetic issue.Talk, eat & smile with confidence.Make the move to a healthier, happier more confident you. Dr. Bonner has been the principal dentist at the practice since he took it over in 1995.  Since then the practice has grown significantly into a first class treatment facility.Find out more on www.readysteadysmiles.comCall 1890 265 365 – 074 97 21508 – 074 9190029 to book a consultation.Or email info@readysteadysmiles.com REBUILD YOUR SMILE AT READY STEADY SMILES DENTAL PRACTICE was last modified: June 11th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BusinessDental PracticeFeaturesnewsReady Steady Smileslast_img read more

President Museveni applauds Uganda Cranes Captain Dennis Onyango

first_imgPresident Yoweri Museveni has been in consistent support of the Cranes (FILE PHOTO)KAMPALA – President Museveni applauds Uganda’s shot stopper Dennis Onyango.Uganda cranes captain Dennis Masinde Onyango was named the best goalkeeper in Africa and among the CAF XI.Excellent exhibition in the AFCON Qualifiers 2018/19 with 5 clean sheets never left the shot stopper out of the best squad in Africa.In a tweet on President Museveni’s time line, he applauded Onyango for making it among Africa’s best XI football team“I congratulate my son Masinde Onyango for being named in Africa’s best XI football team at CAF Awards 2018 in Dakar, Senegal. There is no doubt his goal keeping skills have contributed immensely to Uganda’s recent footballing and as a country, we are proud of him.” Read the tweet.Onyango has been named among the best players alongside Mohammed Salah, Sadio Mane, Pierre Merrick Aubemayang, Mahad Mahrez, Eric Bailey, Benatia, Aurier, Koulibaly, Partey and Nabby Keita.President Museveni has been supportive to the Uganda cranes, previously offered a chartered plane for the national team to Lesotho on the return leg.Comments Tags: CafDenis OnyangoPresident MusevenitopUganda Craneslast_img read more

Cordova on Virtual Mars Hill: Defense of Design and Creation (Audio)

first_imgSometimes you have to hunt for design to detect it. In living things, it is usually more awe-inspiring than it first appears.(Visited 668 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 One of our contributing authors had an opportunity to answer hard questions about intelligent design, creationism, and the Bible in an internet chatroom.Ed. Note— Sal Cordova submitted this link to an audio interview he had on March 29 with an internet group of Republicans that had contacted him. This group, called GOPcord, uses a gaming technology called Discord to chat about topics, a popular medium for voice and text communication for various special-interest groups. GOPcord has no website and the members use internet ‘handles’ to remain anonymous (the interviewer goes by the name ‘Tiger’). Nevertheless, the interview was surprisingly civil, with Sal having an opportunity to answer pre-supplied questions for over an hour. He considered this an opportunity similar to that of Paul on Mar’s Hill (Acts 17) to introduce strangers to views they had encountered and wanted to learn more about. The questions were tough but cordial, and thoughtfully posed, dealing with subjects as diverse as:Versions of intelligent design theoryDo miracles occur?Quantum mechanics evidence for designID as a bridge to GodYoung-earth creationism, evidence and distinctions from IDNatural selectionOrigin of LifeProblem of evil and sufferingHow faith and science interactDid God make us to hunt for him?What makes for a good scientific theory?Why is ID not convincing the public? Or is it?Dating methods and a young earthCan creationism be tested?Predictions of creationBelief and evidenceYou can listen to this interview on Internet Archive.Graphic by David Coppedge.Sal provided us with this description:I was interviewed on a Podcast about YEC by a group of Republicans who somehow found me and contacted me. The interview lasted 1.3 hours. [I made a few mis-statements like Armitage getting 6-million dollar settlement (it was a six-figure settlement). There are a few places one can figure out what my intended meaning was.]Mr. Cordova also provided the opening remarks of the audio broadcast where he introduced himself:I’m Salvador Cordova, and I’d like to thank everyone here for giving me a chance to introduce my work.In 2001, as my father was terminally ill, I nearly left the Christian faith because I was troubled by 3 major questions.If there is a God, why did He let the world become such an evil place?Why is God so hidden?What is the evidence of God? In other words, is there evidence of miracles, because if there are miracles, there must be a miracle maker.The theories of intelligent design and creation have convinced me there is evidence of miracles, and I’ve concluded that in addition to seeing miraculous prayers answered in Jesus name, biology is a testament to the miracle of life.After I found satisfying answers to these three questions, I was restored to the Christian faith.I own a small investment and research business. My principal client for my research work is world-famous applied geneticist John C. Sanford a now retired Professor at Cornell of 40 years.Like myself Dr. Sanford at one time believed in evolution, but subsequently rejected evolution in favor of the theories of intelligent design and special creation by God through a miraculous process. One of Dr. Sanford’s goals for creating GMOs was to help feed the starving masses on the planet. But as Dr. Sanford genetically re-engineered plant genomes, he eventually concluded there must have been a Great Genetic Engineer in the Sky who created the original genomes found in life.In 2014, I signed a contract with Dr. Sanford’s foundation to do research including investigative reporting work on developments at the National Institutes of Health, the NIH, particularly the billion-dollar ENCODE and ENCODE-related projects which have upset certain evolutionary biologists.ENCODE has uncovered spectacular computer-like machines in the human cells, particularly what are known as Chromatin complexes. There are about 100 trillion cells in the human body, and thus 100 trillion networked computer-like machines in every adult human.In fact some have said the human nervous system has more connections than all the routers and switches on the entire global internet.As the NIH ENCODE and ENCODE-related projects have highlighted the amazing nano-technology in the human genome which evolutionary biologists even to day insist is junk rather than exquisite technology, evolutionary biologists like Dan Graur have said, “IF ENCODE is right, then evolution is wrong.”Because it is becoming apparent that recent scientific discoveries at the NIH are upsetting evolutionary biologists like Dan Gruar, I was called upon to investigate research developments such as ENCODE and other projects at the National Institutes of Health.I’m a former scientist and engineer in the defense and aerospace industry, but I am now being retrained in molecular biology and biophysics through the generous support of Dr. Sanford’s foundation.One of Dr. Sanford’s landmark claims in support of the theology of a literal Adam and Eve is his “genetic entropy” thesis which predicts the human genome is slowly dying. Jesus said, “this world is passing away” and it appears our genomes and the human race are at risk of eventual extinction due to the accumulation of harmful gene mutations in each generation.Although this is grim news for humanity in this life, to the extent that the genetic entropy thesis confirms the Adam and Eve account of the Bible, it lends credibility to the Christian faith, and thus in this sense it is good news.Dr. Sanford’s thesis is testable especially in light of NIH initiatives like the NIH Precision Medicine Initiative which is slated to track the genomes of 1 million people. Thus we might have the chance to see if over time the human genome is indeed deteriorating.Listen to the entire 78-minute interview at Internet Archive.Salvador Cordova has appeared on National TV, radio shows, newspapers, books and magazines for his work in promoting Intelligent Design and Creation Science. He is a former scientist and engineer in the aerospace and defense industry and presently serves as a professor and researcher in the area of Christian apologetics at small Bible College through the generous support of a private foundation. He also manages a small privately held investment fund which he has run on the side since 1997. He has 4 science degrees including an MS in Applied Physics from Johns Hopkins University and is presently working on a PhD. On April 28, 2005, he became one of the few creationists to ever appear in a cover story of the prestigious scientific journal Nature which covered his work on behalf of intelligent design. The most famous member of the Intelligent Design club he organized at George Mason in 2005 is Biologist Caroline Crocker who was featured in the Ben Stein’s motion picture documentary Expelled. Mr. Cordova is currently working on research with renowned Cornell geneticist John Sanford, inventor of the gene gun.last_img read more

NZ vs PAK, 1st Test: Rain washes out first day’s play in Christchurch

first_imgPersistent rain forced the abandonment of the first day’s play of the first Test between New Zealand and Pakistan at Hagley Oval in Christchurch on Thursday.Play had been expected to begin at 1100 (2200 GMT), but heavy rain overnight ensured it did not begin as scheduled.While groundstaff, who had said earlier they would need two hours to prepare the venue once rain stopped, worked to prepare the ground during brief interludes of fine weather throughout the day, umpires decided at their second pitch inspection at 1600 there was no chance of any play.Both teams had turned up before the scheduled lunch break at 1300 and even begun warming up but they were forced off due to consistent showers sweeping across the ground.The weather is expected to clear on Friday and remain fine for the remainder of the match. Play will start half an hour earlier than scheduled on the second day, when the toss will be made.A massive earthquake that jolted central New Zealand on Monday has taken some of the focus off the beginning of the host country’s test cricket season.New Zealand’s Kane Williamson is making his home bow as captain having succeeded Brendon McCullum, who retired from international cricket following the test against Australia on the same ground in February.last_img read more

Exclusive: OnePlus 5 will come with dual camera, seamless back cover

first_imgOnePlus is gearing up to launch the OnePlus 5. There have been many rumours and leaks regarding the phone but now India Today Tech can confirm that the phone will have a dual camera on its back. For now no other details about the phone are known, although it is expected that the OnePlus 5 will launch in the next two months and it will hit key markets like India and China at the same time.The image of the phone, which India Today Tech has sourced from people who have seen the phone and have possibly worked on the OnePlus 5, also shows that the phone may retain the design that consumers first saw in the OnePlus 3T. This means the OnePlus 5 too will have the similar metal frame made of brushed aluminium and will possibly have the similar rounded edges. Also considering the fact that the phone doesn’t have a fingerprint scanner on the back means it will have that sensor under the screen on the front.But there is one major change: the OnePlus 5 does have the same antenna lines that are there on the OnePlus 3T. Instead, its rear cover looks seamless. If this seamless back cover is indeed part of the final design of the phone, chances are that the OnePlus 5 will look pretty stunning, although it may also lose some of its “edginess” and “industrial looks” that the OnePlus 3 and the OnePlus 3T sport. The OnePlus 5 is also expected to come in grey, gold and black colours.   advertisementAfter the blockbuster success of the OnePlus 3 and the OnePlus 3T, theupcoming OnePlus 5 is an important phone for the company. With theOnePlus 5, OnePlus needs to show that its success in 2016 was no flashin a pan and that it can sustain the momentum. Along with the dualcamera, it is also almost certain that OnePlus 5 will come with OxygenOS based on Android Nougat. Already, the OnePlus 3 and the OnePlus 3Tuse Android Nougat as the base for their software.According to our sources, one important thing to note about this OnePlus 5 image is that the design is not final yet. Some aspects of the design may change as OnePlus tweaks the phone ahead of its possible launch in June.Also Read: OnePlus 5 name confirmed, Oxygen OS 4.1.3 arrives for OnePlus 3TThe dual camera feature is particularly important because it will help OnePlus 5 match or beat phones like the iPhone 7 Plus, and now the Xiaomi Mi 6, that use similar dual cameras to offer features like a telephoto lens and portrait blur mode. Although for now, there are no specific details of the image sensors inside the OnePlus or what kind of lenses it will use. Though we have heard that the front camera will be the same 16-megapixel shooter that made debut on the OnePlus 3T. The dual camera will also help OnePlus 5 users click better low-light photos. It is possible that with the dual camera in its flagship phone, OnePlus may use the same method that Huawei’s Honor 8 and Micromax Dual 5 use during low light to create images that have better colours and more contrast.   Other hardware details of the OnePlus 5 are not known. Although on the basis of the OnePlus 3T, it is easy to guess what will be inside the OnePlus 5. Given that this year’s high-end phones are going to be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, the OnePlus 5 will also almost certain to come with the same processor. Additionally, it will have at least 6GB RAM because that is what the OnePlus 3T has. It will also almost certainly come in two variants — 64GB and 128GB. There are also rumours of the OnePlus 5 coming with 8GB RAM but this is something that India Today Tech can not confirm right now.As far as the screen is concerned, the OnePlus 5 will use a 5.5-inch screen though there is no clarity on the resolution yet. That could be either 1080P, similar to what the OnePlus 3T has, or it could be 1440P.OnePlus 5 India priceOn the pricing part too there is no clarity yet. But just like other OnePlus phones, the OnePlus 5 too will be aggressively priced compared to other flagship phones like the Galaxy S8. For example, despite its good hardware and features the OnePlus costs Rs 29,999, making it the best value for money phone in India.But irrespective of the price, it is also fairly safe to assume that OnePlus 5 could be the phone of the year, similar to how the OnePlus 3 was for most consumers in 2016. This year again, the possibility is that the phone might beat others in the market by matching or surpassing the likes of the Galaxy S8, iPhone 8 and HTC U11 and yet costing significantly less. Although price is one area where OnePlus 5 will have to slug it out with the Xiaomi Mi 6, in case Xiaomi brings that phone to India.  advertisementLast year OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei had told India Today Tech that irrespective of the price, the company wants to give its consumers the best phone.Also Read: OnePlus 5 spotted again, launch date set for Q2 2017The price doesn’t matter. “Some people think we have the best product while some think we have the best product at a given price. This caveat is something I don’t want. We just want to create the best products. Period. No caveats,” Pei had told India Today tech. “We don’t want consumers to see the price of the phone”.Sources say that the same philosophy guides the development of the OnePlus 5. Even if it costs less than a phone like the Galaxy S8, iPhone 8 or HTC 11, which will launch on May 16, it won’t be lacking in any area compared to these phones. In fact, say sources, this is same idea that has prompted the company to use dual-cameras on the upcoming OnePlus 5 because it doesn’t want consumers to miss out on any feature.last_img read more