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End of an era after closure of Gray’s China Hall

first_imgIt didn’t take long for the shelves to empty out at Gray’s China Hall on Saturday.The historic business, located on King Street West in downtown Chatham, had recently closed but opened the doors so auction buyers could pick up their items.More than 700 antiques, dishware and animal figurines could be bid on through an online auction hosted by Storey’s Ltd.Amelia Farquharson, who owned the business and now resides in Toronto, said, “it’s time.”The business originally opened as The Ark in 1892 before it was sold to James Edgar Gray in the early 1900s.Gray’s China Hall moved to its final King Street location in 1930 and was passed down to two more generations.None of the items had a minimum bid since the building had to be vacated by Sunday.Farquharson said the response to the auction was “superb” and called Saturday an exciting day.“It all took place very, very quickly,” she said.Farquharson added she’s fortunate to have been a part of the Chatham community over the years and that the store was able to satisfy customers.tterfloth@postmedia.comTwitter.com/DailyNewsTTlast_img read more

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Lenovo Vibe X2 starts receiving Lollipop 5.0 update

first_imgLenovo Vibe X2 was supposed to get the Android Lollipop 5.0update on May 27 but the Chinese company could not stick to its plan. Theupdate is finally available after a week’s delay. The phone will startreceiving the update in phases.The Lollipop will be a huge upgrade to the current KitKatversion. The update will weigh-in at 1.1 GB and to download it one would require a steady Wi-Fi connection. The new update will introduce Materialdesign that will be a visual overhaul when compared to the previous KitKatversion. The company has not mentioned anything about the Lollipop 5.1 update.The Lenovo Vibe X2 is powered by a MediaTek MT6595mTrue 8-core processor that is clocked at quad core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A17 &quad-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A7. The phone sports a 5 inch 1080p display and housesa 13 megapixel camera which is paired with a 5 megapixel front snapper. The device waslaunched in September last year.last_img read more

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Governor Peter Beckingham Marked One Year in Office

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 23 Oct 2014 – Governor Peter Beckingham recently marked one year in office, and during my one on one with His Excellency we also addressed complaints from the electorate that the Rufus Ewing led administration is out of touch, sometimes inaccessible. The Governor responded to my question about his role in ensuring a government satisfactorily governs. QUOTE. The one year governor said he believes the relationship with the PNP Administration is excellent. QUOTE. The Official Opposition is also getting face time with the Governor; recently a two hour meeting was had with the PDM. QUOTE. Recommended for you Olive branch extended by Opposition Leader, says it is time for Turks and Caicos leaders to unite Related Items:governor peter beckingham, Pdm, pnp TCI Country Leaders condemn vicious memes Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Opposition Leader responds to Throne Speech  11 days later; says PDM Govt plan puts TCI in ‘deep doo doo’last_img read more

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After Zero failure Shah Rukh Khan gone on sabbatical

first_imgShah Rukh Khan as Bauua Singh in ZeroTwitterFor the past four years, Shah Rukh Khan has really been struggling to live up to his ‘King of Bollywood’ tag. The burden of back-to-back failures seems to have been crushing the superstar’s confidence with each passing day and it is quite evident from his current choices as well. Even the projects that he had immense faith in had turned out to be a dud at the box office and it looks like the wounded superstar has gone on sabbatical from movies.According to Bollywood Hungama, “Shah Rukh Khan is flooded with a lot of scripts but is taking his time to decide what project to embark on and is not in the mood to work on anything related to acting anytime soon.”After Zero failure, Shah Rukh Khan was so shaken up that he walked out of Rakesh Sharma biopic titled Saare Jahan Se Achha due to the space angle. The film’s writer Anjum Rajabali had said that SRK didn’t walk out of the project but because he was too shocked by the failure of Zero.Till now, Shah Rukh Khan hasn’t announced his new film yet. However, it was reported that he has partnered his production company Red Chillies Entertainment with Netflix to create not one or two but three web projects.Meanwhile, the box office success of Badla starring Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu has brought some respite to Shah Rukh Khan who had produced it. The movie has been well received by both critics and audience alike and the positive word of mouth has reflected on its overall film collection.It remains to be seen if SRK would be able to bounce back again in the mad race of box office and score a much-awaited hit to his name to break the jinx.last_img read more

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People wont vote for BNP Quader

first_imgRuling Bangladesh Awami League (AL) general secretary Obaidul Quader said on Friday he doesn’t think that the people will vote for his party’s arch-rival Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP).  “BNP doesn’t have any work or examples of work for which a huge number of people can vote for them. I don’t know how many seats the BNP will win as a big political party, but we under the leadership of prime minister Sheikh Hasina will defeat BNP in the next general elections”, said Quader.Also road transport and bridges minister, Quader was speaking to newsmen on the sidelines of inspecting road widening work at Chandra intersection of Gazipur. The minister observed that there is no alternative to honesty and efficiency in politics.last_img

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