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Mirror TVs are creating a buzz in the interior design industry

first_imgCustom-built Mirror TVs from Electronic Living are gaining traction with interior designers and architects. See them at The Home Show, proudly supported by The Sunday Mail, running from September 8-10 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.INTERIOR designers are jumping on board new technology that turns your television into a stylish mirror.Electronic Living managing director Damian Cavanagh said the Mirror TV was penetrating the high end market, but due to manufacturing now being done on home soil the mid-range market was also starting to adopt the new trend.“The cost five years ago of Mirror TVs was exponentially greater, we imported the entire product from Germany, which was very expensive,” he said.The company now imports the glass from Europe but manufactures the rest of the product in Australia.“Basically it’s a conventional LED TV and then we custom build the frame and mirror over it,” he said.The technology allows the TV to be hidden behind reflective glass, as you turn the TV on the mirror becomes clear.The assembly time is around two weeks from order and the cost starts at around $4,500 for a 32 inch television, including the mirror.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor1 hour agoCustom-built Mirror TVs from Electronic Living.Mr Cavanagh said the Mirror TVs were gaining in popularity because as TVs had become thinner, people had been buying larger models.“So it’s taking up a larger surface area on your wall and people are investing a good amount of money in interior design, so they don’t want the TV to be the dominant feature in the room,” he said.“Architects and designers are in love with it, but end consumers probably haven’t been exposed to it enough yet.“It’s also a great way to display family photos or digital artwork and is good for bedrooms, kitchen splashbacks and bathrooms as well.”Mr Cavanagh said the alternate concealing options were a TV motorised to come out of a cupboard or down from the ceiling, but both options were more expensive than the mirror.“A lot of people are building feature piece fireplace’s in their living spaces, so putting the Mirror TV above the mantel provides a nice mirror look,” he said.Electronic Living specialise in custom technology solutions for homes, with their aim to create a functional smart home, with the technology hidden away.Electronic Living will be exhibiting at The Home Show. The Home Show, proudly supported by The Sunday Mail, runs from September 8 — 10 at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.last_img read more

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Indian Premier League IPL 2019 Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings: Raina 36th fifty gives Chennai five-wicket win vs Kolkata

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Chennai Super Kings have chosen to bowl against Kolkata Knight Riders and they are unchanged. Dinesh Karthik’s side welcome back Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn and Harry Gurney. Chris Lynn continued his good form by smashing his eighth fifty and he also went past 1000 runs in the IPL. Kynn looked good for a century but Imran Tahir took four wickets and conceded just 27 runs as Chennai Super Kings restricted Kolkata Knight Riders to 161/8 after 20 overs. MS Dhoni’s side were boosted by Suresh Raina’s 36th fifty and a valuable cameo from Ravindra Jadeja as they won by five wickets to consolidate their hold at the top of the table. (SCORECARD)19:48 hrs IST: Ravindra Jadeja helps Chennai Super Kings cross the line and they beat Kolkata Knight Riders by five wickets to consolidate their hold on the top of the IPL points table.19:34 hrs IST: Jadeja gets going with a boundary off Krishna while Raina hammers a boundary off Narine to ease the pressure for Chennai Super Kings. We are in for a thriller.19:28 hrs IST: Suresh Raina gets to his 36th fifty but Kolkata Knight Riders are building the pressure. Chennai Super Kings need a massive over.19:26 hrs IST: Brilliant stuff from Sunil Narine as he gets the offspinner to grip and Dhoni plays inside the line. The umpire gives it out and Chennai Super Kings ask for a review but the ball is hitting leg stump. Massive moment in the game.19:12 hrs IST: Raina hammers a six and a four off Chawla and Chennai Super Kings need 53 off 36 balls. This is a tense match.19:09 hrs IST: Brilliant from MS Dhoni as he launches Kuldeep over long on for a big six. Can Dhoni rewind the clock and finish this in style by taking it deep in the match as Chennai Super Kings like to do.19:00 hrs IST: Jadhav is trapped LBW by Kedar Jadhav and he thinks about a review but decides against it.18:57 hrs IST: Jadhav slog sweeps a six to deep midwicket and hammers a four to the leg side off Kuldeep. Jadhav has begun well.18:54 hrs IST: Kedar Jadhav begins confidently with two boundaries as Kolkata Knight Riders build the pressure. The match is evenly poised now.18:52 hrs IST: Ambati Rayudu has one more failure and he drives a flatter delivery from Piyush Chawla to the cover region where the fielder takes a sharp catch.18:41 hrs IST: Raina glances a flatter delivery from Narine to the fine leg fence but Kolkata Knight Riders have bowled a couple of tight overs.18:29 hrs IST: Suresh Raina starts going with two boundaries but Sunil Narine gets the big wicket of Faf du Plessis. Kolkata Knight Riders are still in the game.18:24 hrs IST: Suresh Raina is given OUT LBW to Harry Gurney but he manages to overturn it on review. He got an inside edge and that has saved him.18:17 hrs IST: Faf du Plessis blasts four consecutive boundaries off Andre Russell but Harry Gurney gets the big wicket of Shane Watson as he traps him LBW with a ball that nips back in.18:06 hrs IST: Prasidh Krishna concedes a boundary to both Shane Watson and Faf du Plessis as Chennai Super Kings start well.17:45 hrs IST: Chennai Super Kings have restricted Kolkata Knight Riders to 161/8 despite Chris Lynn’s 82. The spell by Imran Tahir will go a long way in determining the fate of this match.17:30 hrs IST: Dinesh Karthik slices a full, slow ball to long off and Faf du Plessis takes his fourth catch. This is splendid stuff.17:28 hrs IST: Imran Tahir finishes his spell of four overs and he ends with 4/27. Brilliant spell from the legspinner and it could be game-changing.17:18 hrs IST: Andre Russell blasts a four and a six but he holes out to long on with Dhruv Shorey taking the catch. Brilliant stuff from Tahir and his celebrations are a sight at the Eden Gardens.17:14 hrs IST: After 23 runs in the over from Jadeja, Tahir takes his third wicket by getting rid of the dangerous Lynn for 82. Much needed wicket for Chennai Super Kings.17:10 hrs IST: Hat-trick of sixes by Lynn against Jadeja and he is nearing a century. Brilliant stuff.17:04 hrs IST: Lynn keeps the runs flowing by clobbering Chahar for a six over deep midwicket. Dinesh Karthik is rotating the strike well.16:56 hrs IST: Imran Tahir continues his great form as he gets the dangerous Nitish Rana. Flighted delivery on leg stump but Rana mistimes the lofted shot and the catch is taken at long on by du Plessis again. In the same over, du Plessis runs straight down the ground and dives forward to take a brilliant catch to send back Robin Uthappa for a golden duck.16:47 hrs IST: Eighth fifty for Lynn in IPL and he has boosted Kolkata Knight Riders. After a slow beginning in the tournament, he has also gone past 1000 runs.16:41 hrs IST: Lynn nears his fifty by launching Mitchell Santner straight down the ground for a big six and the runs continue to flow with Nitish Rana continuing to find the boundary off Jadeja.16:35 hrs IST: Lynn and Nitish Rana end the powerplay in style by blasting a couple of boundaries off Ravindra Jadeja.16:29 hrs IST: Mitchell Santner gets the wicket. He stays round the wicket and bowls a flighted dellivery outside off and Narine miscues the lofted shot to long on. Du Plessis takes the catch and Chennai Super Kings have the wicket.16:27 hrs IST: Chris Lynn continues to find boundaries at will as he continues to hurt Chennai Super Kings. The run-rate is over eight.16:19 hrs IST: Two fours and a six by Narine off Chahar and he is boosting Kolkata Knight Riders. This is the Lynn which the world fears.16:10 hrs IST: Chris Lynn begins with a bang by blasting two fours off Deepak Chahar as Kolkata Knight Riders start well against Chennai Super Kings.15:51 hrs IST: Chennai Super Kings have chosen to bowl and they are unchanged while Kolkata Knight Riders have included Chris Lynn, Harry Gurney and Sunil Narine. Here are the playing XIs.Kolkata Knight Riders: Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Andre Russell, Shubman Gill, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Harry GurneyChennai Super Kings: Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Santner, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahir15:28 hrs IST: Sunil Narine, who has not had a good tournament so far with the ball, will be determined to put up a good show against Chennai Super Kings, against whom he has had decent success.15:11 hrs IST: Hello and a warm welcome to the match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai Super Kings. Will MS Dhoni be Captain Cool, unlike the avatar which we saw in the game against Rajasthan Royals in Jaipur? Kolkata Knight Riders will be determined to snap their losing streak but they will be sweating, not just in the heat, but over the fitness of Andre Russell. last_img read more

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Shiv hits out at treatment, says it’s a bad sign for youngsters in WI

first_img REWARDING CAREER Chanderpaul enjoyed an illustrious 164-Test career, garnering 11,867 runs at an average of 51, with 30 centuries. His stellar record left him second on the all-time West Indies run-scorers list behind former batting star Brian Lara with 11,953 runs. He suffered a run of low scores, however, managing 91 runs in three Tests on the 2014-15 tour of South Africa and 92 runs in a similar three-Test series during England’s tour of the Caribbean last April. In the two series prior, he compiled 270 runs in two Tests against Bangladesh without being dismissed and averaged 48 in three Tests against touring New Zealand. Despite the dip in form, Chanderpaul believed he still had more Tests runs in him. “I thought I could have gone on for a while, given more series and retired properly,” the Guyanese explained. He added: “It’s been a great run throughout the two decades. I am thankful for all the opportunities I got. I enjoyed playing all the formats for that long.” Chanderpaul, who made his debut as a 19-year-old 22 years ago against England in his hometown Georgetown, said his career had been a rewarding one. “(It) probably could have been better in some areas, (but) my career has been great since I was a schoolkid. Then there were things you expect from certain people, but sometimes you have to put things behind and look ahead,” he noted. “I don’t know (if there are any regrets). I have always played the game with passion. I have enjoyed it. I don’t know if I have any regrets.” Chanderpaul is here to play in the inaugural MCL where he will turn out for Gemini Arabians. Lara is also participating in the tournament as captain of Leon Lions, with past stars such as Australian Adam Gilchrist, Muttiah Muralitharan and Jacques Kallis also involved. “It’s been great. All these guys from different parts of the world are here and most of them are legends, some really good players, and I am happy to play alongside them,” said Chanderpaul. DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (CMC): Retired veteran left-hander Shiv Chanderpaul believes his recent shabby treatment at the hands of selectors is a worrying sign for the younger generation of West Indies cricketers. The prolific 41-year-old was sacked last May ahead of Australia’s two-Test tour of the Caribbean, with selectors contending he had suffered a “rapid” decline in form. Chanderpaul said having not been given the opportunity to “retire properly” following a long career for West Indies, sent a negative message to up-and-coming players. “I wanted one last opportunity to play against Australia before signing off, but (I) can’t do anything about it. (I) just want to put that behind (me),” Chanderpaul said here. “I got the NOC to play in Masters Champions League (MCL) after retiring from international cricket. Having played for so long, I feel I should have been treated well. If a player (like me) is treated like that, then think how the younger generation will be treated.” He added: “Being treated like ordinary schoolboys. Nobody would come and say that you like so and so. You are always treated that way. These things will happen.”last_img read more

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