Mico University College repeated their performance of a year ago by winning the treble in intercollegiate netball after a 59-48 overtime win in the intermediate A final last Saturday over home team G.C. Foster B.The intermediate champions blew away G.C. Foster by 24 goals in preliminary action two weeks ago, but it was a more determined G.C. Foster College team which played the final. Mico led 11-10, 21-17 and 30-28 after three quarters. However, G.C. Foster fought hard in the fourth quarter as, spurred on by their vocal home supporters, they rallied to even the score at 43-43 at the end of the quarter, sending the game into overtime.In the two periods of overtime, it was all Mico as the Connie Francis and Janet Guy-coached team led 52-44 after the first stanza before pulling away for a comfortable 11-goal winning margin in the end.Mico’s two other titles came over the past two weeks. The senior team defeated UWI in the final last Thursday while the junior team had earlier beaten G.C. Foster in the intermediate B final.Excelsior Community College finished third in the intermediate A competition after stopping UWI B 32-26 in the playoff for third and fourth.
Oppo has quietly launched the Oppo A9 smartphone in India. The affordable mid-range smartphone comes a day ahead of the launch of Oppo K3 as the company looks to expand its portfolio in the country. The Oppo A9 highlights a large waterdrop display and 4,020mAh battery along with a Helio P70 chipset, among other things.The Oppo A9 has been priced at Rs 15,490 in India and it comes in a single variant with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The Oppo A9 will be available via both online and offline stores starting July 20, 2019, in Marble Green and Fluorite Purple gradient colours.Oppo A9 specificationsThe Oppo A9 borrows certain design elements from the Oppo F11 and Oppo Reno series. The 3D glasstic rear panel comes in familiar gradient colours seen previously on the Oppo F11 and Reno phones. Up front, the smartphone sports a 6.53-inch FHD+ (2340×1080) LCD waterdrop display with a screen ratio of 90/7 per cent and Gorilla Glass 5 protection.Powering the Oppo A9 is a MediaTek Helio P70 chipset paired with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. It is the same processor that also powers the Realme 3. The Oppo A9 comes with a slim profile at 8.3mm in thickness and weighs around 190 grams. The smartphone houses a 4,020mAh battery and runs on ColorOS 6 based on Android 9 Pie.The Oppo A9 sports a dual camera setup on the back that includes a 16-megapixel f/1.8 sensor and 2-megapixel depth sensor. On the front, the smartphone gets a 16-megapixel f/2.0 selfie camera. The Oppo A9 supports Ultra Night Mode 2.0 for bright and clear low-light photography, Panorama and HDR.advertisement”OPPO has always developed technology keeping consumers at the core of our innovation strategy. As a brand, OPPO places utmost importance to technology but we understand that for our Indian consumers, price is a big consideration. Therefore, with the OPPO A9, our aim is to offer consumers an exceptional experience at an affordable price. OPPO A9 is a crown addition to our A series, the success of which showcases our efforts in delivering technologically superior smartphones at competitive price points. We hope to continue the growth momentum with the launch of OPPO A9 in this price segment,” said Charles Wong, CEO, Oppo India.ALSO READ | Oppo K3 launching in India on July 19, will go on sale on Amazon