Pics and bits; World Cup trophy lands in 254

first_img0Shares0000Traditional dancers welcome the FIFA World Cup at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport during its tour of Kenya on February 26, 2018- PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 26- At about 11:02am, the aircraft carrying the most coveted trophy in the world of football, the 18-carat, 6.1kg FIFA World Cup trophy touched down at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi from Addis Ababa Ethiopia.The plane carrying the FIFA World Cup trophy taxies at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport as it arrived for its two-day tour of Kenya on February 26, 2018- PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaWelcomed by a ceremonial water canon treatment, accorded to aircraft only on special occasions, the trophy was received by a host of dignitaries led by three Cabinet Secretaries; Sports’ Rashid Echesa, Tourism’s Najib Balala as well as Youth and Gender’s Margaret Kobia. Government officials among others Tourism CS Najib Balala, Gender and Youth’s Margaret Kobia Sports’ Rashid Echesa and his PS Kirimi Kaberia take selfies on the plane ferrying the World Cup during its tour of Kenya on February 26, 2018- PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaSo special is this trophy that no matter how high ranking you are in the government, your fingerprints will never get close to the trophy. Not even the world’s best players, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are allowed to touch it.Tourism CS Najib Balala and his Sports’ counterpart Rashid Echesa pose with the FIFA World Cup during its tour of Kenya on February 26, 2018- PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluThe prestige of laying hands on the trophy is only left to sitting Heads of State and precious winners. Kenya having never even come close to playing in the event, only President Uhuru Kenyatta was allowed to lay his hands on the prestigious piece of silverware.Security officers carry in the FIFA World Cup trophy into State House during its tour of Kenya on February 26, 2018- PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaAfter a short ceremony at the airport, the trophy headed to the House on the Hill where despite a delay of close to three hours, the ceremony got underway in a bit of glitz.A seven-a-side exhibition game pitting Bunge FC against a combined team from the Copa Coca-Cola tournament provided the appetizer to the greater event, the game ending in a 1-1 draw.Elgeyo Marakwet senator Kipchumba Murkomen vies for the ball with a player from the Copa Coca-Cola combined team during an exhibition match at State House when the FIFA World Cup trophy was hosted by the President on February 26, 2018- PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaElgeyo Marakwet senator Kipchumba Murkomen might have scored Bunge’s lone goal, but it was Kieni legislator Kanini Kega who stole the show.Kega was the team’s goalkeeper and made several superb saves, including a penalty to ensure the waheshimiwas were not embarrassed by the budding stars.President Uhuru Kenyatta exchanges pleasantries with players from the Copa Coca-Cola combined team during an exhibition match at State House against Bunge FC when the FIFA World Cup trophy was hosted by the President on February 26, 2018- PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaOthers who were part of the team included Machakos’ Victor Munyaka, Webuye West MP Dan Wanyama who is a former national team volleyball player as well as Football Kenya Federation National Executive member David Gikaria, also the Nakuru town East MP.The President got the opportunity to interact with the trophy even as he urged Kenya’s Harambee Stars to qualify for the event held once in four years.President Uhuru Kenyatta admires the FIFA World Cup trophy when it was hosted at State House on February 26, 2018- PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaPupils from across several primary schools who had attended the event also got the opportunity to have photo-ops with the Head of State, a once in a while opportunity.On this day, the President, clad in a simple Coca-Cola branded tee-shirt was eased out and mingled freely with the crowd.President Uhuru Kenyatta takes a penalty against Harambee Stars goalkeeper Patrick Matasi during the FIFA World Cup trophy hosting ceremony at State House on February 26, 2018- PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluThere were some more moments of cheer when the President took, and scored, a penalty against Harambee Stars’ CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup winning keeper Patrick Matasi.Matasi saved three penalties during the win against Zanzibar last December but on this occasion, he failed to land in a save against the country’s Commander in Chief.President Kenyatta was definitely pleased with his achievement and almost fell into doing a ‘dab celebration’… or probably trying a #WakandaForever kinda thing.President Uhuru Kenyatta shares a joke with Football Kenya Federation boss Nick Mwendwa during the FIFA World Cup trophy hosting ceremony at State House on February 26, 2018- PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluThe trophy will now be hosted for a public viewing ceremony at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre on Tuesday before heading to Maputo, Mozambique in the evening.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Nokia 210 vs JioPhone 2: Two feature phones, and both want to bring internet to masses

first_imgOn Sunday, Nokia stole the limelight at the MWC 2019 with its penta-camera Nokia 9 Pureview. However, Nokia is one of the few brands that still value the feature phone segment. Therefore, the Nokia 210 debuted and was touted by Nokia as the cheapest Internet device at $35 (approximately Rs 2,500). Compared to the fancy models from the last two years, the Nokia 210 looks like a simple feature phone with basic Internet features as well as an app ecosystem. As with all Nokia feature phones, the Nokia 210 will come to India and that means it will go head-to-head with the JioPhone 2.The JioPhone 2 is the second generation of Reliance’s idea of an affordable phone. At Rs 2,999, it is slightly more expensive than the estimated Indian price of Rs 2,500 of the Nokia 210. However, the JioPhone 2 seems to offer a lot on paper, especially when you look at the bigger display and a QWERTY keyboard. The JioPhone 2 comes with support or WhatsApp, Facebook and Google Assistant. And it offers 4G LTE connectivity.Therefore, if you are planning to buy a smart feature phone, should you go for the JioPhone 2 or wait for the Nokia 210? We find out.Design, display and cameraUnder Rs 3,000, phones still rely on the good-old plastic instead of stylish metal panels or fancy glass. The Nokia 210 and JioPhone 2 get that familiar candy bar form factor made out of plastics. Both the phones are thick. The Nokia 210 gets a narrower profile with its T9 keyboard and a smaller 2.4-inch TFT display. The JioPhone 2 is almost as wide as a budget smartphone – thanks to its QWERTY keyboard and a wider 2.4-inch QVGA display.advertisement The Nokia 210 sports a VGA camera at the rear with an LED flash while the JioPhone 2 gets a 2-megapixel rear camera. The JioPhone 2 can also do video calls with its 0.3-megapixel front camera.FeaturesThe Nokia 210 runs on Nokia’s S30 platform and comes preloaded with Opera Mini, Facebook and the classic Snake game. Nokia has revamped the UI with newer icons to match the new design language of the entire handset. The phone also gets its own app store wherein users can download a few third-party apps as well as games. The phone does support dual SIM but users can only have access to the Internet via 2G connectivity. The JioPhone 2, on the other hand, runs on the widely popular Kai OS – a specialized smart platform for smart feature phones. Kai OS also has its own app store but offers a wider choice of apps inspired by the smartphone ecosystem. The JioPhone 2 is able to run WhatsApp, Facebook and even Google Assistant. Yes, you can use voice commands via Google Assistant to control the phone. The JioPhone 2 also comes pre-loaded with all Jio Apps. Unlike the Nokia 210, the JioPhone 2 supports 4G LTE connectivity along with offering a dual SIM connectivity. This means that users can make video calls via Jio’s 4G LTE connection. The JioPhone 2 can also stream to a TV with the JioCable. It also comes with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi – features that the Nokia 210 lacks.BatteryPeople buy feature phones for two reasons – affordability and battery life. The Nokia 210 comes with a 1020mAh battery that Nokia claims to offer 20 days of standby time. The JioPhone 2 has a bigger 2,000mAh battery that is claimed to offer a standby time of 15 days.Nokia 210 vs JioPhone 2: Should you wait for the Nokia 210?After going through all the specifications of both the feature phones, it is evident that the JioPhone 2 is the superior of the two. Compared to the Nokia 210, the JioPhone 2 offers a bigger QWERTY keyboard, a smarter operating system with a diverse range of essential smart apps, faster Internet with 4G LTE connectivity and a front camera as well as a better rear camera.That said, if price really matters to you, the Nokia 210 makes a case for itself with a back-to-basics approach and a seemingly better battery life at Rs 2,500.ALSO READ | Nokia 210 feature phone launched as most affordable internet deviceALSO READ | Nokia 3.2 and 4.2 quick review: Affordable Nokia phones with trendy displays and buttonsALSO READ | Nokia 1 Plus quick review: A bigger, better Android Go smartphonelast_img read more