Maheshwar Gurumayum

Maheshwar Gurumayum

Maheshwar Gurumayum, Sub-Editor of Imphal Times is a resident of Sagolband Salam Leikai. He has been with Imphal Times since 2013. An avid adventure lover, writes mostly travelogue. He can be contacted at [email protected]

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Imphal July.10: Troops of Red Shield Division recovered arms and ammunition from general area New Zou Veng, district Churachandpur on July 7, 2014. A PRO (DW) statement said troops of Red Shield Division launched an operation at some houses in general area New Zou Veng after getting specific information about the presence of Zou Defence Volunteers (ZDV) cadres. While, the suspected cadres deserted the house before the security forces could reach, a thorough search of the house and surrounding areas ensured recovery of a US made 9mm Pistol with magazine, two rounds of live ammunition and one extortion book of ZDV, the statement added.

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Imphal July 10: Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System in Manipurtoday staged sit-in-protest at six different locations of the state demanding implementation of Inner Line Permit System in the state.The sites where the JCILPS staged sit-in-protest today are Tera Keithel, Kwakeithel, Wangkhei Yonglan Leirak, Thangmeiband Panthoibi Shanglen, Moirang Hanuba Leirak Community Road and Khurai Tinsid Road. During the sit-in-protest, the protesters demonstrate placards read as, No Permit, No Entry into Manipur, Save Manipuri, Endangered Human Species, Save Land of Indigenous People, No Land Ownership to Non-Manipuri and Enact Land Law for Indigenous People.

8th July 2014, London, UK – Sony Mobile Communications (“Sony Mobile”) today introduces Xperia™ C3, the ultimate new smartphone for selfies and social sharing thanks to Sony’s leading digital imaging technology and interactive camera apps.

“Xperia C3 is a unique new smartphone from Sony, created to offer the ultimate social sharing experience with a new powerful ‘PROselfie cam’. It also presents a combination of the best of Sony, with leading digital imaging technology and brilliant specs and performance all for a mid-range price” says Calum MacDougall, Director of Xperia Marketing at Sony Mobile Communications.

“The rise of selfies shows no signs of abating – its usage has increased by 17,000% since 2012 with the word officially being added to the Oxford English Dictionary in 2013. We’re excited to offer SONY’s first ‘PROselfie Smartphone’ and play a part in this global phenomenon.”

The Xperia C3 s powered by the Snapdragon 400 chipset with a quad-core 1.2GHz Cortex-A7 processor, Adreno 305 GPU and 1GB of RAM. The rest of the specs include 8GB of expandable storage, an 8MP rear cam with a LED flash, and a super thin body at 7.6mm.

Sony Xperia C3 is 4G-enabled and supports LTE Cat4. There's also a dual-SIM model dubbed Sony Xperia C3 Dual, which supports not only dual-standby, but dual-call too.

The highlight feature of the Sony Xperia C is its front-facing 5MP camera with wide 25mm lens. It comes with a front "soft" LED flash, something we definitely don't see every day. The front camera features Superior Auto mode just like the regular one, although it seems to lack autofocus.

Sony Xperia C3 will be available in white, black and mint colors starting in August. The first market to get it is China, but it will spread worldwide shortly after. The pricing is yet to be announced.

 

COURTESY: GSM ARENA

Story of the match:

 

  • Germany 5-0 up in 29 mins
  • Klose record World Cup scorer
  • Brazil's biggest World Cup defeat
  • First competitive home defeat in 39 years

 

Brazil's World Cup dreams ended in humiliating and brutal fashion as Germany inflicted their heaviest defeat in the first semi-final in Belo Horizonte.

 

A thunderous occasion that began with Brazil riding a tidal wave of emotion was reduced to a nightmare as Germany were 5-0 up inside 29 remarkable minutes in front of a disbelieving Estadio Mineirao crowd.

 

Brazil's players mourned the absence of the injured Neymar before kick-off, but captain Thiago Silva was an even bigger loss. The result was their first competitive home defeat in 39 years, and the end of their hopes of making it to the World Cup final at the iconic Maracana on Sunday.

 

Instead, Germany will meet either Argentina or Netherlands, who meet on Wednesday in Sao Paulo.

 

Thomas Muller gave the three-time winners an early lead before a period of utter chaos saw Miroslav Klose break the World Cup scoring record, Toni Kroos add two more in the space of 179 seconds and Sami Khedira net a fifth.

Chelsea striker Andre Schurrle, on as a substitute, added two more after the break before Brazil's followers delivered what must be regarded as the defining insult to their national team - cheering every German pass and applauding their goals.

Many Brazil supporters, swamped with such anticipation as they gathered in their thousands around the ground hours before kick-off, were reduced to tears after less than 30 minutes, and reduced to such a state of shock that it was only at half-time that they registered their first serious dissent

This equalled Brazil's heaviest margin of defeat, a 6-0 loss at the hands of Uruguay in the 1920 Copa America, but the impact of this reverse, not just on the world stage but in their homeland, will put this alongside the 1950 World Cup final defeat by the Uruguayans in Rio as their darkest football day.

Muller's early goal was a big enough setback, but the manner in which Luiz Felipe Scolari's side crumbled in the space of seven minutes is likely to be a matter of national debate in this country for years to come.

This was Brazil's first defeat at home for 12 years. The loss for a country built on sporting pride, and at their own World Cup, will be bad enough to take. The scale of defeat will take the inquests to a new level.

The statistics stacked up like pieces of rubble around the feet of Scolari and his players. This was the first time a team had scored seven in a World Cup semi-final, and the biggest defeat in one of these games since West Germany beat Austria 6-1 in 1954.

The five-time champions' team coach bears the phrase "Brace Yourself - The 6th Is Coming". It did indeed arrive, but only in the back of Julio Cesar's net.

With all David Luiz's defensive indiscipline offering rich pickings for Germany's speed and mobility, the game swiftly descended into a fiasco for Brazil.

Much has been made of their over-emotion and there was, in retrospect, an overblown public reaction to the absence of Neymar, injured in the quarter-final against Colombia, in the hour leading up to kick-off.

Scolari led his players off the team coach wearing a white "Forca Neymar" baseball cap before captain Luiz and goalkeeper Cesar held up his number 10 shirt during a stirring rendition of Brazil's national anthem.

It was all downhill, and rapidly, for Brazil from the moment Muller was the beneficiary of dreadful marking to steer in Kroos's corner.

Brazil simply fell apart and it was an invitation Germany were not going to refuse as Klose scored at the second attempt to set a new World Cup record of 16 goals in only 23 games.

What followed was one of the most remarkable passages of play in any World Cup game, let alone a semi-final, as Germany did not just look like scoring on every attack, they invariably did.

Throughout this World Cup there has been a suspicion a mediocre Brazil defence has been disguised. With the shield of Silva removed, they were simply taken apart by Germany, wilting under pressure and abject in coping with their attacking variety.

Kroos side-footed home a finish Cesar touched but could not save, then the midfielder quickly added another when set up by the unselfish Khedira.

Khedira added another before half-time in an example of the complete disintegration of Brazil's organisation, discipline and basic defence. He strolled towards the penalty area untroubled before exchanging passes with Mesut Ozil to score.

It was only then, perhaps as full recognition sunk in, that Brazil's supporters started to deliver a toxic reaction to their team, with striker Fred singled out for vicious treatment.

Despite a lively start to the second half that saw Germany keeper Manuel Neuer distinguish himself, normal service was resumed as Schurrle finished off a fine passing move before drilling a near-post finish past Cesar, who should have done better.

It was at this point the home fans threw their support behind Germany, cheering passing moves and even breaking into applause for Schurrle's goal.

Oscar's late strike was nothing in the way of consolation to them and they turned savagely on their players - many of whom left the pitch in tears - at the final whistle.

Brazil knew their World Cup dream might have to end. No-one suspected for a moment it would end like this.

 

Courtesy: BBC Sport
Read the Full Story Here: http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/28102403

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