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Mubarak Village wins PALS Rescue Football Tournament 2019

Monday, March 4, 2019

Karachi: Mubarak Village remained victorious throughout PALS Rescue Football Tournament 2019 and concluded the final match following a challenging game against rivals, Hawks Bay Combine. The match took place at Buleji Ground of Abdur Rehman Goth.

 Mubarak Village were crowned champions as they defeated Hawks Bay Combine by 1 – 0 in the final of the PALS Rescue Football Tournament 2019, held at Buleji Ground of Abdur Rehman Goth.

Mubarak Village celebrate winning PALS Rescue Football Tournament 2019

Gohar Khan scored the opening goal of the match as Mubarak Village took the all-important lead in the first half. It was a closely fought contest with both sides coming close to scoring at various instances; however it was Mubarak Village yet again who sealed the victory while maintaining the score till the last minute.

Muhammad Naeem was named the Player of the Tournament while Baba Doshi was declared the Best goal keeper of the tournament; both players were representing Mubarak Village. Gohar Khan of the same team was declared as the Man of the Match for his electrifying performance in the final.

The tournament was attended by local notables, government officials, elected representatives, and sports enthusiasts among others. The final match was followed by a prize distribution ceremony during which the winning trophy was given to the victorious team and cash prizes were distributed.

“Football is the most cherished sport of the local communities which our lifeguards represent. Organising this tournament has been one of the most rewarding experiences as it has had a phenomenal impact on all stakeholders involved,” said Reza Samad, Founder & President of PALS Rescue, “We are glad that PALS Rescue, through this activity has played a major role in terms of bringing people together and has facilitated community involvement at various levels.  With this, we look forward to making PALS Rescue Football Tournament an annual retreat.”

Pakistan Life Saving Foundation (PALS Rescue), the country’s only privately run near-shore water safety, drowning prevention and rescue body, organised this first ever football tournament for the youth of fishing communities located along the coastline of Karachi. The tournament which is the first of its kind commenced on February 25 for a total of seven matches that were played by eight participating teams.

Baba Doshi (Best Keeper of the Tournament) 

PALS Rescue was founded as an NGO in July 2004 out of the sheer necessity to commence a free service that would provide life-saving facilities at the beaches of Karachi. It now employs more than 250 highly trained lifeguards representing the fishing community while the demand for their services doubles during the monsoon season. Till date, the organisation has employed more than 1,000 lifeguards and saved over 5,000 lives, and provides protection to 8 million beach visitors on an annual basis.

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LG Reveals Three New Consumer-Friendly Smartphones Designed with Solid Fundamentals, New LG Q and K Series are Designed to Impress

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Advanced User Experience and Exceptional Price Make These New Smartphones Easy to Love

Karachi / SEOUL, March 06, 2019: At MWC 2019, LG Electronics (LG) reveals three new consumer-friendly smartphones designed for those seeking advanced mobile devices without compromising usability. The LG Q60, LG K50 and LG K40 boast premium features, advanced technologies and stylish design, all without breaking the bank.

Redefining Usability
With these new mid-range beauties, LG is offering large, high-quality displays and AI-powered functionality to consumers who traditionally had to settle for less. Each device features LG’s HD+ FullVision displays – 6.26-inch for the LG Q60 and LG K50 and 5.7-inch in the LG K40. The front-facing camera in the LG Q60 and LG K50 is located in a water drop cutout to make maximum use of the FullVision display for comfortable viewing, playing and communicating while slim bezels make all three phones comfortable to hold and use one-handed.

To ensure superior user experience, the LG Q60, LG K50 and LG K40 all feature AI functions typically found in flagship smartphones. AI CAM magically recognizes objects it sees and recommends the ideal shooting mode for the best results. And a dedicated Google Assistant button gives users immediate access to the most widely-used virtual assistant on smartphones today.

LG-K40, K50 and Q60

Advanced Audio with DTS:X
With DTS:X 3D Surround Sound delivered through quality earphones, all three devices are sure to please even diehard audio aficionados. This high-end audio technology convincingly simulates a 7.1-channel surround sound system to make any content more immersive when playing games, streaming movies or enjoying today’s top hits.
Solid Fundamentals and More

To maximize everyday usability of the Q and K series, LG engineers focused on maximizing the two basics features that today’s smartphone customers covet the most: battery life and camera performance.

In addition to its impressive 13MP front camera, the LG Q60 sports three rear cameras: 16MP with Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF), 5MP with Super Wide Angle and a 2MP shooter with Depth Sensor that captures a sharp image of the subject while leaving the background blurred. With four unique lenses at their disposal, Q60 owners can take perfect shots every time, no matter how challenging the subject or the environment.



Both the LG Q60 and LG K50 are powered by a 3,500mAh battery for longer sessions of news reading, gaming or content streaming. At 3,000mAh, the battery in the smaller LG K40 is more than robust enough to provide a full day of use between charges.

Key Specifications:

LG Q60
Chipset: 2.0 GHz Octa-Core
Display: 6.26-inch 19:9 HD+ FullVision Display
Memory: 3GB RAM / 64GB ROM / microSD (up to 2TB)
– Rear: 16MP with PDAF / 2MP with Depth Sensor / 5MP with Super Wide Angle
– Front: 13MP
Battery: 3,500mAh
Size: 161.3 x 77 x 8.7mm
Network: LTE / 3G / 2G
Others: DTS:X 3D Surround Sound / AI CAM / MIL-STD 810G Compliance / Fingerprint Sensor / Google Assistant Button

LG K50
Chipset: 2.0 GHz Octa-Core
Display: 6.26-inch 19.5:9 HD+ FullVision Display
Memory: 3GB RAM / 32GB ROM / microSD (up to 2TB)
– Rear: 13MP with PDAF / 2MP with Depth Sensor
– Front: 13MP
Battery: 3,500mAh
Size: 161.3 x 77 x 8.7mm
Network: LTE / 3G / 2G

Others: DTS:X 3D Surround Sound / AI CAM / MIL-STD 810G Compliance / Fingerprint Sensor / Google Assistant Button

LG K40
Chipset: 2.0 GHz Octa-Core
Display: 5.7-inch 18:9 HD+ FullVision Display
Memory: 2GB RAM / 32GB ROM / microSD (up to 2TB)
– Rear: 16MP with PDAF
– Front: 8MP (LED Flash)
Battery: 3,000mAh
Size: 153.0 x 71.9 x 8.3mm
Network: LTE / 3G / 2G

Others: DTS:X 3D Surround Sound / AI CAM / MIL-STD 810G Compliance / Fingerprint Sensor / Google Assistant Button
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Aman Tech Technical Skills Career Fair

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Where skills meet employment

Karachi, March 12, 2019: Aman Tech recently held an industry-wide, technical skills career fair to connect skilled youth with potential employers. The list of VVIPS invitees included industry partners and grant partners including USAID, which, in particular, has played a significant role in making this event possible. USAID and Aman Tech particularly share a history of working together in Pakistan to boost private sector development.

This exciting one-of-its-kind, mega event was open to the public. Last year’s event attracted over 6,000 individuals from across the city, a large percentage of whom were offered jobs by more than thirty mainstream companies. The event drew a similar level of participation this year with 8,000 attendees and guests. It differed from other events by providing attendees ease of access to increased networking and employment opportunities.

U.Aman Tech

Mr. Mujahid Khan, CEO Aman Tech said, “With over 60% of the population comprising of the youth, there is an increased need to provide avenues that enable them to contribute actively towards Pakistan’s economy. Aman Tech is one such initiative where we impart skills to young men and women, and also provide employment opportunities for their economic upliftment as well as that of their families and communities.”

The provision of skilled workforce to meet the growing industrial needs of a nation is critical for the economic development and growth of the industry. To meet this demand, Aman Tech was established in 2011, becoming one of the largest private vocational training institutes in Pakistan. It arms youth with competitive technical skills and abilities, economically and socially empowering them. So far, it has provided over 13,900 aggregate certifications, and has an impressive placement rate of 65%. The constantly growing industrial sector of Pakistan has created a steady demand for an increasing number of skilled technicians to join the labour force which Aman Tech fulfils.

Aman Tech trains students in various different trades, making them market-ready in 6 months. Workshops are built to provide students with hands-on experience in various trades, including analysing, isolating, and fixing problems in vehicles, refrigerators, air conditioners, wiring and circuitry. The alignment between the Industry and the City & Guilds UK accredited curriculum is a winning feature of the institute, so that its output is captured into the workforce soon after the students graduate.

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LG Continues to Push Boundaries of Exceptional Smartphone Audio with New G Series

Thursday, March 14, 2019

With Crystal Sound OLED and Meridian Audio Technology, LG G8 ThinQ Delivers Premium Sound in Any Environment

Karachi / SEOUL, March 14, 2019: LG Electronics (LG) will remind audiences of its reputation and history as a leader in smartphone sound with the new LG G8 ThinQ featuring Crystal Sound OLED (CSO), an innovative technology that utilizes the phone’s OLED display as an audio amplifier.

With more and more consumers using smartphones as their primary devices for watching movies, playing games and consuming music, the demand for mobile phones capable of delivering high-quality audio is higher than ever. LG has always recognized the importance of high quality smartphone audio in creating the ultimate user experience and this belief continues with the LG G8 ThinQ.


Developed in-house by LG, CSO repurposes the OLED display as a diaphragm, vibrating the entire surface to produce sound with impressive volume. And because LG’s unique technology takes advantage of the entire display, CSO also improves clarity, making voices easier to discern and subtle musical notes more noticeable.

In speakerphone mode, audio is delivered with impressive bass through the bottom speaker. Full-bodied stereo performance is possible with a 2-channel audio setup utilizing this bottom speaker and the top part of the display. As well as improving the sound, CSO also gives the LG G8 ThinQ a clean, minimalist look.

By working closely with audio partner Meridian, LG again brings exceptional sound fidelity to the mobile experience, delivering fine-tuned audio quality that consumers have come to expect from the company’s premium handsets. What’s more, LG’s newest G series phone features:

DTS:X 3D Surround Sound to emulate a 7.1-channel system with or without earphones, a first for LG Hi-Fi Quad DAC elevates the listening experience by reproducing sound with exceptional fidelity with the added ability to up-sample most audio files for increased clarity and depth Master Quality Authenticated (MQA) support for high-quality audio streaming even without an unlimited data plan Boombox Speaker takes advantage of the internal space of the phone as a resonance chamber to generate amazing bass and more volume “Our commitment to driving smartphone audio to new heights is on clear display in LG G8 ThinQ,” said Chang Ma, senior vice president and head of product strategy at LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “By developing new technologies as well as working closely in partnership with the audio industry’s best partners, LG will continue to deliver the quality of sound that consumers demand and deserve.”

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Cricket fever builds as Emirates reveals ICC Cricket World Cup livery

Friday, March 22, 2019

DUBAI, UAE, 22 March 2019: Emirates has revealed its ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 themed Emirates A380 livery in the build up to one of the world’s most anticipated sporting events this year.

Boutros Boutros, Divisional Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications, Marketing & Brand for Emirates Airline said: “We are proud to be the official airline for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019. This reveal takes us one step closer to bringing the tournament to life for the nations competing in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019, and for cricket fans across the globe. Emirates directly serves customers in 9 nations participating in this year’s ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup, and we look forward to sharing the excitement of this passionate sport with cricket fans and communities around the world, particularly those who will be feverishly following their national teams as they attempt to clinch cricket glory.”

ICC Chief Executive David Richardson said: “I am delighted to be able to see the Emirates plane with the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup livery making its debut. It is a wonderful way to celebrate what I know is one of the most eagerly awaited sport events of the year and fitting that its first journey is to our hosts in England and Wales.”

ICC Decal


The attention-grabbing ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 decal covers a substantial area of 694sqm on the Emirates A380 fuselage and includes player silhouettes batting and bowling against a backdrop of vibrant shades of purple and pink. The decal was installed on A6-EOH, which took its first flight to London Heathrow in the UK, the host nation of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019. Over the next few months, the aircraft is expected to fly to other UK points including Manchester and London Gatwick. Cricket fans and aviation enthusiasts alike can also look out for the aircraft landing and taking off in Emirates destinations served by the A380 in both Australia and New Zealand.

Emirates will also be flying most of the national teams to the event as they get ready to compete for the trophy and title of world champions of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 in England and Wales. The tournament will run from 30 May to 14 July 2019, with teams competing from England, South Africa, Pakistan, India, West Indies, Afghanistan, Australia, New Zealand, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

Emirates has been a Global Partner of the International Cricket Council (ICC) since 2002, and is a sponsor of both the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, and the event’s match officials selected from the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of ICC Umpires, the Emirates ICC International Panel of Umpires and the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees, which also sees Emirates featured on their official kit.  Emirates also supports other ICC events including the ICC Men’s and Women’s T20 World Cups and the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup.

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LG Showcases Its Superior Information Display Solutions at ISE 2019

Monday, March 25, 2019

With a Range of Innovative OLED to LED Solutions, LG’s B2B Technology Takes Center Stage

Karachi, March 25, 2019: LG Electronics (LG) is showcased its advanced information display technology at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2019 held in Amsterdam, Netherlands from. From Transparent OLED Signage to a full lineup of LED products, LG can transform any space into awe-inspiring, fully functional digital environments and deliver innovative business solutions tailored to customers’ needs.

Making its European debut is the one-of-a kind LG OLED Falls display that will welcome visitors at the main entrance of LG’s booth is made possible by 88 flexible Open Frame OLED displays. The signage features displays that curve up to 1,000R for wrapping around various surfaces, perfect for business-to-business applications that require a truly customizable approach. The video demo of a forest, glacier, waterfall, blizzard and others, is a one-of-a-kind experience of natural wonders.

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Beyond the OLED Falls exhibit, visitors will experience LG’s unique Transparent OLED Signage, a state-of-the-art product that seems more science fiction than reality. Designed for both retail and gallery environments, actual products can be clearly seen behind the 38 percent transparent display while video or images are shown overlaid in front of the object. The Transparent OLED Signage’s open frame design can be tiled, making it perfect for large spaces where customer interaction can seal the deal, such as in an automotive showroom.

LG’s fine-pitch LAPE series of LED displays separates the power module from the screen, resulting in an ultra-thin profile for a more streamlined installation. The smaller, lightweight LDM (LED Display Module) allows for easier installation – both mounting and hanging – with support for true concave and convex curvature up to 1,000R. With a compact pixel pitch of 1.5 to 2.5mm and brightness of up to 1,000 nits, LG’s LAPE series delivers vivid picture quality in every indoor environment, from retail malls to conference halls.

The LAA series bezel-less 130-inch Meeting Room LED Screen with 1.5mm pixel pitch was designed for mid- to large-sized conference rooms. The embedded audio system allows users to communicate and share images without the need for external speakers. With optional software, this display solution is designed to be compatible with Crestron room control system.

LG’s Color Transparent LED Film is a large-size solution that can be applied to any-sized glass surface to transform it magically into actual digital signage. With a maximum transparency of 73 percent, the glass retains its original properties with the film being unnoticeable when not in use. The film itself is self-adhesive and can be removed easily with no sticky residue. Delivering a wide range of colors at 24mm pitch while still maintaining high transparency, this unique solution is suitable for displaying everything from brand logos to full-color videos.

At ISE 2019 LG is also exhibiting a groundbreaking .44mm Even Bezel Video Wall that delivers vivid, dynamic images with consistent color uniformity for higher and wider viewing angles without distortion. And LG’s proprietary webOS 3.0 operating system makes it extremely easy to maintain and create content. This display solution is optimized for control rooms and venues that require multi-screen setups such as shopping malls and lecture halls.

LG’s new 86-inch 4K Interactive Digital Board with active pen boasts IPS In-cell Touch technology with a sleek 29mm bezel design that employs an innovative direct bonding process to eliminate the gap between the LCD panel and protective glass. This combination delivers a faster response time for a realistic writing experience that is perfect for university lecture halls and corporate conference rooms.

Also coming to ISE will be LG’s IP-rated outdoor signage products. Model 55XE4F is waterproof and protected from dust while also being approximately 64 percent lighter and 37 percent thinner than the previous 55-inch model. This allows the display to be installed almost anywhere, such as on a wall, ceiling or stand. What’s more, the tempered front glass features a shatterproof film to prevent serious injuries even when subject to a strong impact.

“The next-generation signage technologies that we are exhibiting at this year’s ISE are without a doubt some of the most forward-thinking innovations in the industry today,” said Lee Choong-hwoan, head of the Information Display business unit of LG Electronics Business Solutions Company. “The unique technology featured in LG’s OLED and LED signage products allows us deliver ultimate solutions to customers in various industries.”

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Plastic Waste Management Solutions Competition Winners Announced

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Karachi, March 28, 2019: Dasani, the bottled water brand of The Coca-Cola Company announced the winners of the Dasani Discovery Challenge competition, which had sought solutions for plastic waste management, a growing societal concern. The competition was launched in November last year at the 021DISRUPT event of the incubator organization, The Nest I/O. Overall 73 entries were received, which were evaluated by a panel of 3 eminent judges, following which a shortlist of 12 entries was made. These shortlisted participants were then invited to make detailed presentations to the judges, based on which the final 3 winners were selected, all of whom happened to be from Karachi.

The first prize of half a million rupees was won by Umer Abid and team, who proposed using plastic waste as a road-building material, as is being done in several countries including Scotland, Dubai, India and Australia. The second prize of Rs. 300,000 went to Umer Farooq and team, who proposed manufacturing of building blocks, paver blocks, roof tiles, park benches, and other items using plastic waste. The winner of the third prize of Rs. 200,000 was Najm ul Hassan whose idea was to create an architectural solution by using PET bottles as building blocks. The closing ceremony of Dasani Discovery Challenge took place on the Lahore edition of Cokefest, where more than 40,000 people were present.

Speaking about this competition, Rizwan U. Khan, General Manager of Coca-Cola Pakistan said, “The idea of organizing this open competition originated from The Coca-Cola Company’s concern with the global crisis of plastic waste management. In this regard, the Company launched its product packaging policy, ‘World Without Waste’ on January 19, 2018, where the Company will lead the industry in a bold, ambitious goal to help bring back by 2030 a bottle or can for every one that it sells. The goal is to make recycling more accessible to achieve 100% collection and recycling by 2030, creating public awareness about what, how, and where to recycle, with continued focus on making our packaging 100% recyclable.”

One of the judges, Nazifa Butt of WWF-Pakistan stated that it was very encouraging to see the great interest shown in the competition by mostly young people from all over the country, which proves that the youth is quite aware of the growing threat to our future caused by plastic waste, and it is ready to try and come up with solutions to mitigate this threat. She further opined that other companies and brands should also come forward like Dasani to generate further public awareness and interest for this key issue.

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