Pocket staff – 4P Soft http://4pcsoft.com/ Sat, 02 Jul 2022 10:44:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://4pcsoft.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/icon-2022-01-12T141024.365-150x150.png Pocket staff – 4P Soft http://4pcsoft.com/ 32 32 Flashback: Tinubu always gave me pocket money https://4pcsoft.com/flashback-tinubu-always-gave-me-pocket-money/ Thu, 30 Jun 2022 11:35:51 +0000 https://4pcsoft.com/flashback-tinubu-always-gave-me-pocket-money/ Former Lagos Governor and Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has revealed that the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, was very generous with him when he was a young lawyer. Fashola explained how he met the APC leader and the genesis of their relationship. He explained that before meeting him in person, […]]]>

Former Lagos Governor and Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has revealed that the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, was very generous with him when he was a young lawyer.

Fashola explained how he met the APC leader and the genesis of their relationship.

He explained that before meeting him in person, he had seen Tinubu in various events.

However, they were introduced when a nephew of Tinubu joined his company.

The minister, in an interview with The News published in 2021, recalled how generous Tinubu was with him and often gave him pocket money.

He said: “It is an invitation to travel down memory lane. I think it must have been in 1990 or 1991. He was then treasurer of Mobil. His office was at the Bookshop House at CMS on Odunlami Street. I did not meet him directly. I had seen him at parties, but we had never met. At that time, I was a senior partner in the law firm of Sofunde, Osakwe, Ogundipe and Belgore, where I practiced.

“Wale Tinubu, his nephew, therefore came to join the law firm. He was always talking about “Uncle Bola”, and one day he said: let’s go see my uncle. We arrived and went to lunch with him. That’s when I could say we officially met.

“From then on, he would consult us on legal matters and we would help him and give him advice. Sometimes he just said. “If we have this problem, what do you think, lawyers?” We were running around and he always gave us pocket money. I think one thing that left some impressions on me was his commitment to his staff and that was symbolized by what I witnessed on a particular day after the celebration of Sallah.

“He brought meat from Sallah to the office and supervised its sharing from floor to floor. As elated as his position was, he was keen to make sure those who couldn’t come to his house, even the smallest driver, had a slice of Sallah’s meat. I remembered that after the meat was shared, he sent someone to calculate how much it would cost to buy a soft drink for everyone and also distributed some money to them.

“The incident left an impression on me and what became a practice when I started observing the killing of rams for Sallah. To me it speaks to his concern for those who work for him.

On why he thinks Tinubu described it as one of his greatest accomplishments, Fashola replied, “Well, there are several ways to look at it. For me, that kind of statement coming from him puts more pressure on me. I thought I saw all the pressure that could come from this experience to be Governor of Lagos State. It adds pressure on me to a great extent.

“I think how I became governor is common knowledge. Nothing could pressure me more than the commitment to pursuing his decision in 2006 that I was his approved candidate for governor and the cost in terms of stress, disagreement, fighting and long-term emotional arguments. Of course, immediately after winning the election, the biggest pressure was to make sure I didn’t regret my decision.

“First, the people of Lagos State could have said, ‘We didn’t know the man you brought in and he upset the state.’ There are other aspects that I would like to keep to myself. As I have said many times, he should sit down and write his memoirs so that people can know the history of this election and this is what he should use to explain to the people of Lagos the offers, the counter-offers and the choices he made and why he, so to speak, went bankrupt.

“The question to ask is, what was his ongoing commitment after eight years, as well as questions about who became governor and who didn’t? But, in terms of the next step from there is to say that it is an enriching experience for our democracy, and not only for me. It is also a question of strengthening the institutions in the sense that I have continued to compare our 13-year journey despite its developments with those to which we seek to compare ourselves.

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A breakdown of how the Royal Family spends taxpayers’ money each year https://4pcsoft.com/a-breakdown-of-how-the-royal-family-spends-taxpayers-money-each-year/ Thu, 30 Jun 2022 08:13:46 +0000 https://4pcsoft.com/a-breakdown-of-how-the-royal-family-spends-taxpayers-money-each-year/ Here are some of the key figures from the Royal Accounts for 2020-2021: £86.3m – The total taxpayer-funded Sovereign Grant, consisting of £51.8 million for “base” funding and a further £34.5 million for the commissioning of Buckingham Palace. £102.4 million – Official Monarchy expenditure – an increase of £14.9m or 17% from £87.5m in 2020/21. […]]]>

Here are some of the key figures from the Royal Accounts for 2020-2021:

£86.3m – The total taxpayer-funded Sovereign Grant, consisting of £51.8 million for “base” funding and a further £34.5 million for the commissioning of Buckingham Palace.

£102.4 million – Official Monarchy expenditure – an increase of £14.9m or 17% from £87.5m in 2020/21.



The Sovereign Grant pays for the official duties of the Queen and her family (Jane Barlow/PA) (PA Wire)


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€1.29 – Cost per UK person of total Sovereign Grant funding.

77p – Cost per person of the “essential” part of the Sovereign Grant for Official Functions – not including funds for the long-term works of Buckingham Palace.

9.6% – Proportion of ethnic minority employees working for Buckingham Palace, up from 8.5% in 2020-21. The target was 10%.

10.6% – Proportion of employees from ethnic minorities working for Clarence House.

13.6% – Proportion of employees from ethnic minorities working for Kensington Palace.

£63.9m – Property maintenance expenditure – up £14.4m or 29% from £49.5m in 2020-21.

201 – Official engagements made by the Queen in the last financial year – 88 more than the 113 she undertook in 2020-21 during the pandemic.

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Nearly 2,300 – Official Royal Family engagements in the UK and overseas, up from 1,470 last year.



The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge meet local school children after a visit to the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge (Joe Giddens/PA) (PA Wire)


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491– Full-time equivalent staff paid for by the Sovereign Grant, with payroll of £23.7m.

£1.3m– Cost of housekeeping and hospitality for the royal household – an increase of half a million or 55%.

£4.5m – Cost of official royal travel, an increase of £1.2million or around 41% from £3.2million the previous year.

£4.4 million – The Prince of Wales’ bill for the Cambridges’ business, plus Charles’ other expenses, including his capital outlay and his transfer to reserves. Charles no longer pays for the Sussexes.

£1.2m – Reduction of this bill over two years since 2019-2020 when Harry and Meghan worked full time.

£23 million – Charles’ annual private income from land in the Duchy of Cornwall, up from £20.4million in 2020-21.



The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall at Ascot (Aaron Chown/PA) (PA Wire)


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The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall at Ascot (Aaron Chown/PA) (PA Wire)

£3.3m – Charles’s unofficial expenses for himself and his family, including the salary costs of personal staff and a proportion of the costs of gardeners and farmhands and the cost of Highgrove and Birkhall.

£107,000 – Official fees from Charles’ London office and the official residence of Clarence House.

£5.9 million – Charles’ tax bill.

£226,383 – Cost of official travel for William and Kate’s controversial Caribbean tour.

£138,457 – Charles’ travel expenses for a trip to Barbados to mark the country’s transition to a republic.

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Phil Niemisto Pocket Park still looks good | News, Sports, Jobs https://4pcsoft.com/phil-niemisto-pocket-park-still-looks-good-news-sports-jobs/ Wed, 29 Jun 2022 20:21:19 +0000 https://4pcsoft.com/phil-niemisto-pocket-park-still-looks-good-news-sports-jobs/ The Marquette Inc. Beautification and Restoration Committee does not let minor road works get in the way of beautification and restoration. Although a Michigan Department of Transportation project on South Front Street prevented the group from planting flowers this year for its annual Petunia Pandemonium, it is taking on a new project: adding […]]]>

The Marquette Inc. Beautification and Restoration Committee does not let minor road works get in the way of beautification and restoration.

Although a Michigan Department of Transportation project on South Front Street prevented the group from planting flowers this year for its annual Petunia Pandemonium, it is taking on a new project: adding color in flower form to Phil Niemisto Pocket Park. along West Washington Street.

The Marquette Downtown Development Authority did not have the staff to properly maintain the park, so they contacted the MBRC, who decided to take over the project.

It’s only a one-season gig for the MBRC, which hopes other bands will come forward to work on the project in the years to come.

Yet it is admirable that the committee, which also does work at Father Marquette Park, sponsors the annual Marquette Garden Tour, and participates in other activities, has decided to add maintenance of Phil Niemisto Pocket Park to its order. of the day this year.

If anyone can do it, MBRC can.

Each year, the colorful flowers of Petunia Pandemonium welcome local and out-of-town travelers to Marquette’s south gate. It is an inviting welcome to the area.

Much smaller and hidden away, however, is the Phil Niemisto Pocket Park, which bears a statue of the park’s late namesake. Niemisto, in addition to washing the windows in the city center, also took care of the park.

Although it is tiny, people along the busy West Washington Street corridor have the opportunity to admire the plants and rest there if they wish.

Sadly, Phil Niemisto is no longer with us, but his garden is a way to keep his spirit alive.

It’s normal for people to make sure the park stays beautiful.

Phil would be proud.



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First Century of Hooda helps India beat Ireland by 4 points to win series 2-0 https://4pcsoft.com/first-century-of-hooda-helps-india-beat-ireland-by-4-points-to-win-series-2-0/ Tue, 28 Jun 2022 19:38:21 +0000 https://4pcsoft.com/first-century-of-hooda-helps-india-beat-ireland-by-4-points-to-win-series-2-0/ Deepak Hooda hit a masterclass first century as India survived a major scare before overcoming Ireland by four runs in a second high-scoring T20 International to sweep the two-game series here on Tuesday. Hooda scored 104 from 57 balls to become just the fourth Indian to hit a T20 International ton, while Sanju Samson contributed […]]]>

Deepak Hooda hit a masterclass first century as India survived a major scare before overcoming Ireland by four runs in a second high-scoring T20 International to sweep the two-game series here on Tuesday. Hooda scored 104 from 57 balls to become just the fourth Indian to hit a T20 International ton, while Sanju Samson contributed 77 from 42 balls to propel India to a mammoth 225 for seven after going at bat. Ireland took the chase to the last with skipper Andy Balbirnie (60 of 37), Paul Stirling (40 of 18), Harry Tector (39 of 28) and George Dockrell (34 not of 16) brilliant but they have ultimately failed as India’s rookie point guard Umran Malik defended 17 points in the final. Going to bat, Hooda showed he belonged on the big stage with his scintillating hitting game, both on the front and on the back foot.

While Hooda was sleek and comfortable on the front foot, he was equally good on the back foot, sending the ball over the midwicket boundary for a couple of sixes.

Hooda decorated his shot with nine fours and six hits over the fence. He was ably backed up by Sanju Samson, who, opening the stick for the injured Ruturaj Gaikwad, played second fiddle but seized the opportunity with both hands. Hooda and Samson’s kicking game on the ground was a feast for the eyes.

Ireland made a strong start to the chase, with Stirling and Balbirnie sharing 72 runs for the opening wicket with just 34 balls. Stirling went hammer and claws of the world.

Stirling took Bhuvneshwar Kumar to task, hitting the bowler for a six-and-three boundary to pick up 18 points from the opener. Stirling then hit skipper Hardik Pandya for a six. The opening pair continued their attacking display to score Ireland’s 50 unbeaten in just four overs. Leg spinner Ravi Bishnoi broke the dangerous 72-point opening position in the sixth, cleaning up Stirling. In his next over, Bishnoi stumped Balbirnie through Ishan Kishan but it turned out to be a huge ball step. Balbirnie took the opportunity and hit every Indian bowler from every part of the pitch to keep Ireland level with the asking rate.

He was particularly harsh on young pace sensation Malik, dispatching the pacemaker’s short deliveries over the fence as Ireland raised their 100 in nine overs for the loss of two wickets. Balbirnie landed his sixth T20 International 50 on 34 balls and continued his assault for some time before being caught by Bishnoi wide of Harshal Patel. But Tector, Dockrell and Mark Adair (23 from 12 balls) kept Ireland in the hunt until the last ball the hosts needed a six to win the game and draw the series. Adair, however, could only manage one run as Malik answered his captain’s call. Earlier India didn’t have the best of starts as they lost Ishan Kishan (3) early. The left-handed flyhalf once again missed a chance, snatching a delivery from Mark Adair to Lorcan Tucker behind the stumps at third. Hooda and Samson joined hands and the duo beat effortlessly, albeit giving two tough chances, to share 176 carries on just 85 balls to lay the foundation for India’s huge tally. It was one way traffic after Kishan was fired as Hooda and Samson bowled the Irish bowlers and wouldn’t let them settle.

Except for a tough chance that Paul Stirling dropped extra in the eight over, Hooda played a perfect shot. Samson also lost his life in the ninth when leg spinner Gareth Delany dropped a tough chance to catch and knock down. Samson also played some delicious shots, especially with the back foot on his half-century shot. However, it was cleared by Adair on the 17th. Hooda raised his first century T20I with 55 balls with a single to join Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul and Suresh Raina in the elite club of only four Indian centurions in the format.

Once Hooda left at the team score of 212, Surya Kumar Yadav (15) and skipper Hardik Pandya (13 not out) tried to speed up the scoring but failed as India lost three wickets for the adding just 14 points in the last two overs.

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Heartwarming article from an NGO worker on how a man donated for Assam https://4pcsoft.com/heartwarming-article-from-an-ngo-worker-on-how-a-man-donated-for-assam/ Mon, 27 Jun 2022 07:42:21 +0000 https://4pcsoft.com/heartwarming-article-from-an-ngo-worker-on-how-a-man-donated-for-assam/ Harteerath Singh Ahluwalia, the director of the NGO Hemkunt Foundation, took to Twitter on Sunday to share a heartwarming message about a man and his invaluable contribution to flood relief in Assam. He told how a Delhi airport staff member pulled out all the money he had in his pocket to donate for relief to […]]]>

Harteerath Singh Ahluwalia, the director of the NGO Hemkunt Foundation, took to Twitter on Sunday to share a heartwarming message about a man and his invaluable contribution to flood relief in Assam.

He told how a Delhi airport staff member pulled out all the money he had in his pocket to donate for relief to those affected in the 2022 floods in Assam.

Heartwarming Twitter Post

“Today while we were going to Assam, a young man who works as ground staff at Delhi airport noticed us and the label ‘Assam Relief’ on the boxes we were carrying. He came running towards us, took out all the money he had in his pocket (90rs) and said “Meri taraf se Sewa”, Singh wrote in his Twitter post.

Continuing his tweet in another post, he wrote, “He gave us the biggest ticket he had in his pocket (50rs). I don’t know how he will manage to get home, but he knew the power of himself. pull together in hard times. Lots of people asked me on my IG live yesterday – “How do you keep going? That’s my answer. Power of Sewa!”

Internet hails Delhi airport staff

This tweet quickly went viral with over 9,000 likes. Netizens were amazed by the man’s gesture and praised him. Looked:

Flood situation in Assam

Assam is witnessing the worst floods in recent times which have so far affected around 55 lakh people in 32 districts of the northeastern state.

121 people died in the catastrophic floods till June 25, such is the impact of the calamity in Assam. As the water level is gradually dropping in several parts of the state, the town of Silchar in Cachar district remained submerged even on Monday.

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Stokie car enthusiast could pocket £30,000 selling historic 4×4 https://4pcsoft.com/stokie-car-enthusiast-could-pocket-30000-selling-historic-4x4/ Sun, 26 Jun 2022 15:00:00 +0000 https://4pcsoft.com/stokie-car-enthusiast-could-pocket-30000-selling-historic-4x4/ A car enthusiast from Stoke-on-Trent is about to part with his beloved historic 4×4 – and could pocket around £30,000. Lyn, who lives in the Potteries, is no stranger to the world of engine repair – and selling them too. Now the 62-year-old, who was once the manager of Newcastle Motor Auctions, is preparing to […]]]>

A car enthusiast from Stoke-on-Trent is about to part with his beloved historic 4×4 – and could pocket around £30,000. Lyn, who lives in the Potteries, is no stranger to the world of engine repair – and selling them too.

Now the 62-year-old, who was once the manager of Newcastle Motor Auctions, is preparing to say goodbye to her 1942 Willys Jeep. The Willys MB and Ford GPW – commonly referred to as the Willy Jeep – were the first lightweight cars to mass-produced four-wheel drive in the world.

It was an extremely successful all-terrain American utility vehicle and was produced in large numbers for states and allied forces during World War II. Lyn’s model is sold with spare parts, receipts, technical and WW2 manuals and a new black period steering wheel.

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Hansons Auctioneers, who are overseeing the sale, say the vehicle has a guide price of £25,000-£30,000. Lyn purchased the Jeep in 2015 after the vehicle had undergone a “complete restoration” by its previous owner. It also turned out to be a real headache.

Lyn said: “A man asked permission to photograph him as I loaded him up with my purchases from Tesco. He was much admired by people of all ages and walks of life. He visited the beaches of Normandy in France , attended charity events, car shows, car cruises and car meets, and it has been used for visiting family or dining out.



Lyn’s jeep

When it comes to servicing engines, Lyn, whose daily vehicle is a Ford Ranger, knows what she’s talking about. She added: “I can service cars and do most jobs. I did the suspension on a Ford Capri and changed shocks, brake pads and tyres. I passed my driving test at 17 years old and my first car was a minivan, in our family if you had a nice car you had to learn how to maintain it.

“I worked in the motor trade for almost 30 years from 1984. In 1999 I took over the management of a family business, Newcastle Motor Auctions, in Newcastle-under-Lyme. I’ve always been a woman in a man’s world.”

Lyn had been looking for such a classic Jeep for a long time before the iconic WWII 4×4 came to her. She said: “I bought the Jeep in 2015 because I had always loved them. It took me months and miles to find it. The previous owner, a carpenter by trade, had carried out a complete restoration in attic which was completed in 2009. He had previously restored two other Jeeps, this was his third and funds were needed to complete the restoration of the fourth.



Lynne

“I was told that the engine had been rebuilt by a gentleman who had worked on Spitfire engines and that when rebuilt he had lightened and balanced the engine. I had no reason to doubt it due to the way it ran, the color of the oil and mainly because my husband had spent many years as an engineer rebuilding and overhauling car engines. motor vehicles.

“There was no restoration history available. We visited JEEPARTS UK LTD, based in Shrewsbury at the time, for parts and to see if they were familiar with this particular Jeep. They did it. They told us that the previous owner, who had been active in the Military Vehicle Trust, would leave the receipts behind or throw them away when leaving. However, they also confirmed that expense had not been an issue for him and that each restoration had been carefully and painstakingly completed.”

Lyn hopes whoever lands it will enjoy it as much as she does. She said: “I’ve had a lot of fun driving the Jeep for the past seven years. I only part with it because it’s time to move on to something new. I wouldn’t hesitate to turn the key, start and hit the road. I hope that its new owner will derive as much pleasure from it as I have.

In wartime, Dwight D. Eisenhower, supreme commander of the Allied Expeditionary Force in Europe during World War II, said that most senior officers considered it one of the five most essential pieces of equipment for success in Africa and Europe. Meanwhile, General George Marshall, Chief of Staff of the United States Army during the war, said the vehicle was “America’s greatest contribution to modern warfare”.



Lyn’s jeep

In 1991, the Jeep MB was designated an “International Historic Landmark of Mechanical Engineering” by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Steve Fulford, appraiser at Hansons Auctioneers, said: “The exceptional condition of this Jeep makes it a rare find. He is 80 years old and still going strong. Any buyer can rest assured that this car has been maintained by a family with immense vehicle knowledge. Lyn certainly knows her stuff when it comes to cars. Now his Willys Jeep is ready for his next trip. It would be a good investment for any collector.

It will be offered at Hansons Auctioneers fine art auction on June 30. It is available before the auction at Geoff Cox, 122 Derby Road, Denby Village, near Ripley, Derbyshire. To book an appointment or find out more, email Steve Fulford: sfulford@hansonsauctioneers.co.uk.

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Miniclip buys Subway Surfers studio Sybo | Pocket Gamer.biz https://4pcsoft.com/miniclip-buys-subway-surfers-studio-sybo-pocket-gamer-biz/ Sat, 25 Jun 2022 18:05:00 +0000 https://4pcsoft.com/miniclip-buys-subway-surfers-studio-sybo-pocket-gamer-biz/ Today in M&A news, European mobile developer Miniclip has agreed to buy Sybo, the company behind mobile hit Subway Surfers. First reported by GamesBeat, the exact size of the acquisition has yet to be revealed – both companies are private – but it confirms Miniclip’s already huge stature in the market. Just two months ago, […]]]>

Today in M&A news, European mobile developer Miniclip has agreed to buy Sybo, the company behind mobile hit Subway Surfers. First reported by GamesBeat, the exact size of the acquisition has yet to be revealed – both companies are private – but it confirms Miniclip’s already huge stature in the market.

Just two months ago, PocketGamer.biz presented Sybo with the Best Live Ops Gong award at the Mobile Games Awards 2022, in recognition of the continued success of Subway Surfers. Subway Surfers hit the Apple Store in 2012 and it remains the most downloaded mobile game of all time with billions of downloads and active users of around 30 million per day. Sybo is based in Denmark.

Monumental mobile offer

Describing it as “monumental” and “the biggest European mobile games deal this year”, CEO Mathias Gredal Nørvig told GamesBeat: “The founders were really proud of what they managed to achieve with Subway Surfers becoming the biggest game… With consolidation happening in the market, and all the increased user acquisition budgets, everything happening around us, they wanted to explore what it might mean if we could find the right solution or the right home for Sybo in the future What’s really important to us is finding a partner who saw where we wanted to go and who could get us there.

Last year Gredal Nørvig took part in a leadership panel at our partner event Beyond Games and you can watch it here:

Meanwhile, Switzerland-based Miniclip is famous for games like 8 Ball Pool and Agar.io. Once famous for its web content, it has moved into mobile in recent years. It employs some 910 people compared to 140 at Sybo. In 2015, Chinese giant Tencent made a majority investment in Miniclip, which then acquired several companies over the past two years, including Green Horse Games.

A jewel of the mobile industry

Miniclip’s new CEO, Saad Choudri, also a former speaker at our Pocket Gamer Connects conferences, told GamesBeat, “Sybo is one of the gems of the mobile gaming industry in terms of IP generated from a mobile game. There are only a handful, like Angry Birds, and as a single game, we know Subway Surfers is the biggest.

Sybo Games was praised at our Mobile Games Awards earlier in 2022.

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Blackmagic’s second-gen Pocket Cinema Camera 6K has a bigger battery and a lower price https://4pcsoft.com/blackmagics-second-gen-pocket-cinema-camera-6k-has-a-bigger-battery-and-a-lower-price/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 15:15:40 +0000 https://4pcsoft.com/blackmagics-second-gen-pocket-cinema-camera-6k-has-a-bigger-battery-and-a-lower-price/ Blackmagic is finally updating the base Pocket Cinema Camera 6K with some welcome (if not earth-shattering) improvements. The company introduced the Pocket Cinema Camera 6K G2 with features borrowed from the Pro model, including its larger battery, swiveling touchscreen and support for a 1280 x 960 OLED viewfinder. You can record video for longer while […]]]>

Blackmagic is finally updating the base Pocket Cinema Camera 6K with some welcome (if not earth-shattering) improvements. The company introduced the Pocket Cinema Camera 6K G2 with features borrowed from the Pro model, including its larger battery, swiveling touchscreen and support for a 1280 x 960 OLED viewfinder. You can record video for longer while improving the composition of your shots, to put it simply.

The G2 otherwise has the same capabilities as the original Pocket Cinema Camera 6K. You’ll find its namesake 6,144 x 3,456 Super 35 image sensor with 13 stops of dynamic range and a double peak native ISO of 25,600. A Canon EF mount gives you plenty of potential lenses to choose from, while the mini XLR provide high quality sound. PetaPixel note that you won’t get the Pro’s ND filters, however, and the conservative update means you won’t find continuous autofocus or stabilization in the body.

The 6K G2 is available now for $1,995, which is $500 less than its predecessor when new. You will also get the full DaVinci Resolve Studio to edit your work. It’s clearly a better deal if you’re looking for a reasonably compact video-focus mirrorless camera, although you might still want to look at the competition like the Sony A7 IV (with continuous autofocus and built-in stabilization) if you’re also interested to take pictures.

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Angry customers left out after major Harborough furniture store suddenly announced closure https://4pcsoft.com/angry-customers-left-out-after-major-harborough-furniture-store-suddenly-announced-closure/ Wed, 22 Jun 2022 18:29:00 +0000 https://4pcsoft.com/angry-customers-left-out-after-major-harborough-furniture-store-suddenly-announced-closure/ The Furniture Loft at the Riverside Industrial Estate emailed customers out of the blue last Friday (June 17) announcing that they are ceasing trading and cannot fulfill their order. Fury erupted after a major furniture store in Market Harborough suddenly announced it was closing, leaving up to 400 customers in shock. The Furniture Loft at […]]]>
The Furniture Loft at the Riverside Industrial Estate emailed customers out of the blue last Friday (June 17) announcing that they are ceasing trading and cannot fulfill their order.

Fury erupted after a major furniture store in Market Harborough suddenly announced it was closing, leaving up to 400 customers in shock.

The Furniture Loft at the Riverside Industrial Estate emailed customers out of the blue last Friday (June 17) announcing that they are ceasing trading and cannot fulfill their order.

The business, which opened six years ago, asked shoppers to take back any money they had already given to their card provider.

The Furniture Loft at the Riverside Industrial Estate emailed customers out of the blue last Friday (June 17) announcing that they are ceasing trading and cannot fulfill their order.

But the news has sparked an outcry – and could leave dozens out of pocket.

Angry shoppers in Market Harborough as well as across the region have contacted the Harborough Mail to blast Furniture Loft owner Richard Kimbell, 75.

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A woman told us she put up £988 deposit for a beige two-seater sofa, two chairs and a footstool on January 21.

“It’s absolutely outrageous.

“I’m fighting to get my money back and I know I won’t get my furniture back.

“It was all very badly handled and the people running this store should be ashamed of the way they treated honest people like me,” said the Market Harborough woman who asked not to be named.

“My order came to £1,976.

“That’s a lot of money.

“People say they ordered things from this batch just three weeks ago.

“Well, surely the owners must have known then that they were retreating?”

“The Furniture Loft sent letters to customers in March telling them they were having a huge sale as they closed their showroom and went online.

“I thought it was very strange at the time.

“I called the store on June 13 to ask where my furniture had arrived after I got tired of waiting.

“A lady there told me it would be ready on July 11.

“Just four days later I received an email from them telling me they were stopping trading!

“It’s unbelievable and totally unacceptable,” the woman said.

“It’s very upsetting.

“I suspect hundreds of people like me have been kept in the dark and turned away.

“The Furniture Loft is a major local business – and is also meant to be responsible.

“But the way they treated loads of loyal customers like me is irrelevant – and it left a very bad taste in my mouth.”

A Desborough man said he paid £400 on March 17 for four chairs.

“I paid the full price.

“I went there one day last week – and they promised me I would get the chairs,” the furious father said.

“Now they have closed and I will not get my money or the chairs back.

“I think they knew very well in March that they were in trouble when they organized the big sale.

“It’s just terrible that in these difficult times when ordinary people like me are struggling to make ends meet and every penny counts, we are so disappointed.”

Another customer told us, “The people who run Furniture Loft care little for their customers or their staff who have to endure daily abuse based on the actions of these people.

“The company continued to withdraw money from customers for orders and must have been fully aware that it would not be able to fulfill them as it risked going into liquidation.”

“They leave so many people struggling to get their hard-earned money back – especially those who paid cash.

“The Furniture Loft is causing so much distress and financial hardship to local people,” he said.

“I stand to lose £2,500 – that’s a lot of money.

“In dealing with this company myself, I discovered that they had no respect or consideration for their customers.

“It’s absolutely disgusting and it’s high time this kind of practice stopped to protect innocent customers.”

And a woman also contacted the Mail to vent: “We ordered and paid 50% of the price for a table and six chairs at the end of October.

“Since then, we have been chasing them frequently and have been informed of the different delivery times.

“The last promise was to deliver the goods (which they then said were all in stock now) within a week of June 5.

“No date could be given beyond that.

“We subsequently canceled the order, writing to Mr. Kimbell himself,” she said.

“No response from him has been made.

“According to various reviews now online, our experience is not isolated.

“Thought Market Harborough locals should be aware of this since the store is always ‘open for business’ when you go to their website!”

The Furniture Loft emailed customers on Friday, June 17 to say, “It is with heavy hearts that we inform you that Furniture Loft is ceasing business and cannot fulfill your order.

“We ask that you contact your card provider to discuss a request to charge back any funds already paid – please see the link below which you may find helpful:

https://www.which.co.uk/consumer-rights/advice/how-do-i-use-chargeback-abZ2d4z3nT8q

“We also wanted to let you know that indigohomeinteriors.co.uk are offering to take over all existing Buoyant orders affected, which would mean that your order would not lose its position on the Buoyant manufacturing schedule should you wish to place an order with them.

“If you would like to retain your position on the Buoyant manufacturing schedule and place an order through Indigo Home Interiors, please reply to this email and we will pass the information on to them and they will contact you shortly – alternatively your existing order will be canceled with Buoyant.

“We would like to thank you for your support and habit over the years and look forward to receiving your timely instructions.”

Responding to a furious shopper on June 17, staff told them, “Please accept our apologies.

“While we fully understand and appreciate your frustrations, please note that we employees are also upset as we are all being laid off and losing our jobs, and we are doing everything we can to contact each affected customer as quickly as possible.

“We only received this (closure) information yesterday which we informed you as soon as possible – any information previously given would have been true at the time of notification.

“We currently have no control over the funds which is why we ask that you contact your card provider to discuss a request to charge back any funds previously paid – please see the link below which may be for you useful :

https://www.which.co.uk/consumer-rights/advice/how-do-i-use-chargeback-abZ2d4z3nT8q

“As for Indigo Home Interiors, our secretary at Furniture Loft is only an employee here (not a director), but is the sole director of Indigo Home Interiors, which is a completely separate company from Furniture Loft and offers to support any relevant orders so customers don’t lose their place on the manufacturers’ schedule.” This is an option they offered and it’s entirely your choice if you want to accept their offer.”

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Russian combat losses revealed as pocket battle of Severodonetsk continues https://4pcsoft.com/russian-combat-losses-revealed-as-pocket-battle-of-severodonetsk-continues/ Wed, 22 Jun 2022 07:14:37 +0000 https://4pcsoft.com/russian-combat-losses-revealed-as-pocket-battle-of-severodonetsk-continues/ On Wednesday, June 22, the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense released updated figures on combat casualties inflicted on Russian forces since the start of the war. Eight more armored personnel carriers (APC) of Russian forces were destroyed by Ukrainian forces on Tuesday, June 21, according to Ukraine’s military update on Russia’s combat losses since February 24. […]]]>

On Wednesday, June 22, the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense released updated figures on combat casualties inflicted on Russian forces since the start of the war.

Eight more armored personnel carriers (APC) of Russian forces were destroyed by Ukrainian forces on Tuesday, June 21, according to Ukraine’s military update on Russia’s combat losses since February 24.

Around 130 more Russian soldiers have been killed by Ukrainian forces, which has seen the number of Russian soldiers who have lost their lives in combat in the conflict rise to around 34,230 – as the battle for the Severodonetsk pocket continues.

On Tuesday June 21, Russian troops completely captured Toshkovka, a settlement in the Severodonetsk pocket, while fighting continues in the twin towns of Severodonetsk and Lysychansk in eastern Ukraine.

Roman Vlasenko, the head of the Severodonetsk RVA, said on Tuesday June 21: “To date, according to our information, Toshkivka is completely controlled by Russian soldiers”, adding that the battle for Donbass “is in full swing”.

The other significant increase in numbers is the loss of Russian unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), which increased by three. This brings the number destroyed by the Ukrainian army to 614.

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine revealed that Putin’s army suffered the greatest losses on Tuesday, June 21 in the Sloviansk, Bahmut and Avdiivka directions.

A detailed breakdown of the 119th day of the war also shows that the loss of all eight Russian APCs now means Ukraine has destroyed a total of 3,614 since the start of the conflict, while the destruction of another Russian helicopter means the Putin’s army has now lost 182 in total.


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