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"william tian" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing
"Correspondent David phelan is here to unpack the latest tech trends good afternoon to you, David. Hello. If you would like to look at my Mac, it is cracked the screen is all over the place. The battery power fluctuates. It's in a terrible mess. And I understand there's a new MacBook Air and perhaps you can tell me whether I should have missed in that. Yes. I haven't tried it fully yet, but it does look magnificent. This is the new Apple MacBook Air, a very radical redesign of the original MacBook Air that's been around for a long time. And it comes with a slightly bigger screen, 13.60 13.3 inches on the current one, and that's because the screen goes almost to the edge of the lid. And it also has a better keyboard. It has most importantly for a new processor, Apple switched from Intel processors to its own, homegrown silicon called Apple silicon. The M1 chip is the one we're used to at the moment. And this will be one of the very first to have the M two chip, which is very, very fast indeed. There was a huge uptick in speed and capabilities when Apple moved from Intel to its own silicon. And this will have a more modest uptick, but for people coming from an Intel Mac, such as yours. There will be a huge speed increase. And you'll be glad to know the battery life gets a lot better as well. Useful is it to somebody who's just using a laptop for sort of normal work. I mean, do we really need all that capability? This is a question I always ask Apple when they're telling me about their new pro models, especially. But also for ones that have got super fast chips in them that I merely scratch the surface when I mostly web surfing or writing or editing. But they say that it's not just for powerful processors power hungry demanding programs like video editing. Everyone gets the benefit of faster speeds of better battery life. And price point? It's gone up a little bit. It's 1299 pounds against 1199 for the current MacBook Air, though that stays in the range, so which has got the M1 chip in it. You can still pay that amount for it, but this is a hundred pounds more, but it does look nicer and it is. It's very elegant. Should I buy one? I'm quite tempted, I must say. It comes in nice colors as well, including midnight and starlight. Oh, what color style? Starlight's cross between silver and gold, but it's very discreet. It's like, it's like a slightly punchier silver. Okay, blingy computer. Let's talk about Huawei now because of course this company has been really controversial and has been in the news for a long time now. Tell us about your latest dealings with them. Well, I spoke to William Tian, who is a very senior executive in terms of Huawei's European team. And you all know that Huawei, the problems it had with the American government meant they could no longer use Google mobile services, the full services that every other Android phone has. And this has been a problem for them. But he tells me that they are absolutely committed to staying in making mobile phones, they have a mid range option, is actually very, very powerful and very well priced called the nova range and I imagine those will be the next that they will release and they're certainly say they're committed in the long term. But when they last access to Google mobile services, interestingly, the American government didn't say that Huawei couldn't have access to Microsoft Windows. I'm not quite sure why, but anyway, Huawei makes laptops and they're definitely going for it in terms of their new laptops which they announced in Berlin last week. Which include two 16 inch models with obviously very big screens, but remarkably light given the size. Again with advanced processes, lots of little Huawei details that you can tap your Huawei phone on the laptop to transfer data from one to the other. And they seem I think they are going to be focusing more, although they'll still make phones that focusing more on things like speakers, headphones and laptops in the future. And do you think that consumers are happy to continue using Huawei given that we've been so frightened by their political reputation? Yes, I think it is a story they are trying to get across. They still insist that they haven't been doing anything naughty. I don't know the value of it, but the truth is they're not in the 5G network in the UK or elsewhere. And they it's difficult. I don't think that Huawei's products are listening to us. I'm sure of that. And they are sublimely well designed and very well made and very, very keenly priced, and those things I think will overcome the security worries that other people might have. And finally, let's have a look at another Chinese brand, which is just announced a flagship phone. Yes, this is Xiaomi, as it's pronounced. Which has been making phones for a while now that again very accomplished and one of the big things in mobile friends at the moment is the quality of the camera. And the Xiaomi is just announced a link up with leica. It's a relationship that Huawei until recently had. And that will hopefully improve things. It's got a very big round design on the back that looks like a big camera. In fact, it's multiple cameras. One of them is a 50 megapixel sensor. That's pretty impressive. But the really impressive thing is it's a Sony sensor that is measures one inch, which is pretty much unheard of in mobile phones..
Kurt Becker's Stroll Through Racing History: Grindstone
"Only made six career starts but one of them resulted in a victory in the kentucky derby and burst onto the racing. Cd twenty five years ago this month with a win in the louisiana derby. His name was grindstone. A foal from the first crop of nineteen ninety kentucky derby winner dreidel rhinestones was owned and bred by lexington kentucky. Native william tian in the name of his overbrook farm center d wayne lukas grindstone raced twice as juvenile before undergoing surgery for a bone chip in a knee. But after a seven month layoff. He returned to the races with a runner-up relation allowance company at santa anita in february of nineteen ninety-six to start his three-year-old campaign. Despite having made just three career starts grindstone went to new orleans on march seventeen for the great three louisiana derby at a mile and a sixteen despite having nothing more than a maiden special weight victory to his name. Rhinestone was dispatched the two to one second choice behind local favorites arbs magic and it was arbs. Maverick stood and rhinestones way in the final furlong. Tony bentley had. The call takes me puts up. Magic hangs on the inside but it will be grindstone with the lead and sar magic. Grindstone when bill. Louisiana derby by war with terry daily with these victory that day grindstone was now part of discussions for the upcoming kentucky derby but he was lightly raced and no winner of the louisiana derby had won the kentucky. Derby splash gold. In nineteen twenty four grindstone stone would have one more prep race before heading to churchill downs. It would be the arkansas derby on april thirteen. It would be step up to a great two and a stretch out to a mile. An eight rhinestone would enter the starting gate as the eight to five favorite at once again. He would have to deal with the magic in the stretch. Terry wallace brings them home. Describe magic magic comes back. Takes at the magic of turn upset. Rhinestone was only eaten the neck that day but he would be heading to the kentucky derby with a lot of questions surrounding for one thing. Rhinestone had only made five career starts. No horse had won the kentucky. Derby on five starts or less since brokers tip in nineteen thirty-three for another. He wasn't even necessarily the best in these trainers d wayne. Lukas would be sending record. Five horses to the derby and lucas himself was reluctant to rank one above another. As for the rest of the lineup there was unbridled som- who would be the post time favorite. There was avenir from the west coast being trapped by a young trainer. By the name of bob baffert. There were skip away. Who had just set a stakes record in the bluegrass at keeneland. On the first saturday in may nineteen ninety-six. Rhinestone would have to overcome history. He would have to overcome highly talented and more experienced bows and he would have to make a furious. Run in the final furlong. But jockey jerry. Bailey had him in high gear. Dave johnson of abc sports with the goal of cracked late cabinet on the side of town. And here's optima to guide wasn't cabin on the inside was it baby. Mcquaid noted in the top urban grindstone and hit the wire together and it took five minutes for the placing judges to confirm the result of that photo. Finish but the winner of the one hundred twenty second run for the roses was grindstone. As one sports writer. Put it the kentucky. Derby distance is seventy nine thousand inches and by getting his nose in front of the wire grindstone had led only the final four but it was all that he needed five days later. Lucas announced that grindstone had been retired from racing. Following the discovery of another bone chip in the colts need may grindstone the first horse and seventy years to be retired immediately following win in the kentucky derby but he also has become the first horse in seventy two years to win both the louisiana derby and the kentucky derby he had won the first million dollar kentucky derby in history he had given lucas consecutive win and a triple crown race and he had made. Wt young kentucky derby winning owner and brief. I was never proud to stand next to mr young said lucas. Adding this is absolutely the happiest. I've ever been in my life. As a stallion grindstone would become the sire of belmont winter bird stone and the grand sire of classic winners mine that bird and summer bird following his stallion career in kentucky he would relocate to oregon and twenty ten where he would sire more stakes winners in the pacific northwest but the legacy of brian stone began twenty five years ago. This month with a win in the louisiana derby.