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Air BnB hosts Lucia Ormonde and her husband James Peddell at their Edmonton home.Airbnb is becoming more popular in Cairns. They have made many friends as Airbnb hosts over the past two years. PICTURE: JUSTIN BRIERTYINVESTORS focusing on the Cairns market are increasingly seeking out properties perfect for listing on homeshare site Airbnb, according to a Cairns real estate agent.LJ Hooker Cairns South’s Cheyenne Morrison said barely two years ago there was only a handful of properties available for rent in Cairns on Airbnb, but that number has exploded to thousands.“I have experienced increasing amounts of property investors looking to buy houses suitable to rent on the platform,” Mr Morrison said. “My research, and market conditions in capital cities lead me to believe that a property that is purpose-built for Airbnb will gain much more capital appreciation in the coming years than an ordinary property.“The most sought-after type of property is a home with a separate living quarters that can be rented on Airbnb. “In the inner-city suburbs of Parramatta Park and Cairns North this is usually a Queenslander home that has been raised to legal height, with a self-contained living area downstairs.”More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days agoBeing close to the airport, CBD and the entertaining Esplanade precinct, Cairns North has topped the list of popular suburbs listed on Airbnb. According to the latest data from AirDNA, there are 268 properties in Cairns North for rent on Airbnb. The average daily rate is $127, average occupancy is 73 per cent, and average monthly earnings are $2175.Mr Morrison said 360 McLeod St, Cairns North, for sale for $650,000, had been achieving more than 80 per cent occupancy on Airbnb for the past two years.Running a property as an Airbnb rental offers a higher return, but this also comes at a cost. Just like a hotel, guests expect all the amenities, a comfortable bed with clean linen, a well laid-out kitchen with cooking implements, crockery and cutlery and appliances.Owners, too, often need to meet guests at odd hours, change linen and clean their property regularly.
How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years PreviousLakers forward Anthony Davis, right, blocks a shot by Sacramento Kings forward Harrison Barnes on the final play of Friday’s game at Staples Center. The Lakers won 99-97. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Los Angeles Lakers guard Rajon Rondo, right, shoots over Sacramento Kings guard Yogi Ferrell during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Lakers guard Rajon Rondo, left, steals the ball from Sacramento Kings guard Bogdan Bogdanovic during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Los Angeles Lakers center JaVale McGee, left, shoots over Sacramento Kings forward Richaun Holmes during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Sacramento Kings guard Bogdan Bogdanovic, left, and Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma watch the ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Sacramento Kings guard Yogi Ferrell, left, passes the ball over Los Angeles Lakers guard Rajon Rondo, center, and center Dwight Howard, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Los Angeles Lakers guard Quinn Cook drives to the basket between Sacramento Kings forward Richaun Holmes, left, and guard Cory Joseph during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, center, drives to the basket against Sacramento Kings forward Nemanja Bjelica, left, forward Richaun Holmes, right, and guard Cory Joseph (9) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Sacramento Kings guard Bogdan Bogdanovic, right, drives past Los Angeles Lakers guard Alex Caruso during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Sacramento Kings forward Harrison Barnes, right, fouls Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Sacramento Kings guard Buddy Hield, center, drives to the basket between Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard, left, and forward Anthony Davis during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, right, blocks a shot by Sacramento Kings guard Yogi Ferrell during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Sacramento Kings coach Luke Walton, right, talks with referee Derrick Stafford during the second half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers in Los Angeles, Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Sacramento Kings forward Richaun Holmes, left, shoots over Los Angeles Lakers guard Alex Caruso during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Sacramento Kings guard Yogi Ferrell (3) celebrates a three-point play by guard Bogdan Bogdanovic (8), of Serbia, against the Los Angeles Lakers during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis, right, lays up a shot as Sacramento Kings center Dewayne Dedmon fouls him during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Sacramento Kings forward Harrison Barnes, right, drives past Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James celebrates after making a 3-point shot against the Sacramento Kings during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James celebrates after making a 3-point shot against the Sacramento Kings during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis, right, blocks a shot by Sacramento Kings forward Harrison Barnes, left, in the last second of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. The Lakers won 99-97. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Lakers forward Anthony Davis, right, blocks a shot by Sacramento Kings forward Harrison Barnes on the final play of Friday’s game at Staples Center. The Lakers won 99-97. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)NextShow Caption1 of 20Lakers forward Anthony Davis, right, blocks a shot by Sacramento Kings forward Harrison Barnes on the final play of Friday’s game at Staples Center. The Lakers won 99-97. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)ExpandLOS ANGELES — Age comes for us all. But as LeBron James insisted Friday morning, “it’s not the end of my story.”Friday night showed just how far away that ending might be.James’ ability to dominate a game can be measured a myriad of ways: the 13 points the Lakers outscored Sacramento by when he was on the court, or the number of times he shot his fingers off like pistols after making jumpers.Perhaps the number that spoke the loudest for the King’s continued prime was the distance from the hoop he took off – just a step inside the free-throw line, as he hammered a dunk over a helpless Nemanja Bjelica, who had stepped up to take a charge but had sorely miscalculated just how high James can still soar. Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Sore ribs didn’t prevent the Lakers’ star forward from making a read on Barnes on the final inbounds play, as the forward stumbled into the paint. Davis finished with four blocked shots.“The team was trying to get me going, I just missed some shots,” Davis said. “And I tried to take it out on the defensive end, making plays for my team and making sure the other team didn’t score.”Sacramento wasn’t at full strength either, playing without young centerpieces Marvin Bagley and De’Aaron Fox. But Buddy Hield gave the Lakers enough to handle, leading the Kings with six 3-pointers as the team attempted 41 from deep (making 16), and Bogdanovic took over late, scoring seven points in the last three minutes of the game.A familiar plotline played out: Experience gave the Lakers a late edge.It was also a redemptive night for Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, whose shooting frustrations reached a crescendo against the Warriors with a point-blank layup wedgie. While Caldwell-Pope missed early shots in a start for Bradley and was replaced by Alex Caruso to begin the second half, he also had strong plays: hitting a late pair of fourth-quarter 3-pointers and finishing a fastbreak layup from James to wind up with 16 points (12 in the fourth).Teammates and coaches were quick to offer him praise and support postgame.“When you have a guy who plays as hard as he does, it impacts the energy on the floor, it’s part of our identity of making the whole group a play-harder type of team and he’s an excellent defender,” Coach Frank Vogel said. “We’re the No. 1 defense in the league and he’s a big part of that, so I don’t feel like he’s really had an up-and-down type of season.”Davis came back from a rib injury after skipping Wednesday’s game to heal, but he couldn’t rise to his usual offensive game. He was 5 for 12 from the field with 17 hard-fought points. Defensively, however, he was key late, helping lock down the floor in half-court sets.Languishing starts have become a defining characteristic of the team so far, and the Lakers were again slow out of the gate: Sacramento led by as much as 13, and the home team missed its first six attempts from 3-point range.Related Articles Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions That turned around with a 14-0 run led by Kyle Kuzma, who scored 10 of his 13 points in the second quarter alone. The neck-and-neck affair continued for the rest of the first half, including James’ and-one dunk over Bjelica that briefly made the Staples Center crowd lose its collective mind.As the Lakers pulled ahead in the second half, what had been the Kings’ trump card became their lifeline. Their 3-point shooting buoyed them, led by Hield’s 6-for-12 night from beyond the arc. The Lakers’ lineups without James also underwhelmed, going through scoring droughts without their floor leader.Veteran point guard Rajon Rondo, in just his second game back in action, had a particularly rugged shooting night, going 0 for 3 from the field.There’s always more to improve, and for the Lakers and James, it seems like there’s plenty of time to improve it.“If you’re not working on a certain thing and then you go out and do it in the game on the floor, then we’re not going to be OK with that as a ball club,” James said. “But (Caruso, Caldwell-Pope), everybody, these guys work on their game every single day. So go out there and do the same thing. I don’t care if you miss two, three, four, five, 10 shots in a row. If guys are leaving you open, keep on taking them. That’s how much confidence we have in our group.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThe Lakers needed every ounce of youthful energy from James in a 99-97 victory over the Kings. With 5.5 seconds left, James scored the winning points at the free-throw line, the place where he’s arguably been most shaky late in games the last few seasons. On Friday, he was perhaps most proud of going 7 for 7 at the line.“It’s something I worked on extremely hard this offseason, getting my free throws better,” he said. “And I kind of struggled the last couple of games, especially in Phoenix. To be in the position where I can make some clutch free throws for our ball club and A.D. coming with a clutch block on the end, it’s pretty cool.”Ah yes, the block.The Kings beat the Lakers last season, when their new coach, Luke Walton, was on the other bench, when Bogdan Bogdanovic hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer. But those Lakers didn’t have Anthony Davis, who swooped upon a driving Harrison Barnes like a hawk, blocking him and going to reclaim the strip as time expired.With Davis making a timid return from injury, and without their defensive tone-setter Avery Bradley, James (29 points, 11 assists) elevated the Lakers just enough to keep them rolling for their 10th win in 11 games. Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed
(Source: Jewishnews) In front of a crowd of some 30,000 fans, Israel defeated Bosnia-Herzegovina 3-0 Sunday night in the UEFA 2016 European Championship qualifying group B soccer match.A lively start to the match saw both sides fashion out chances. Miralem Pianic was the first player to have an attempt on goal, though his free-kick was comfortably dealt with by Ofir Marciano in the Israeli goal.Israel’s star of the first two games was Tal Ben Haim II and midway through the half, he began to test the Bosnians with several incisive runs down the left-flank. His first effort resulted in a shot which Asmir Begovic in the visitors goal, pawed out from just inside his near post, before another jinxing run ended with a more wayward effort clearing the bar. He went even closer, striking the outside of the post with Begovic in no man’s land after Omer Damari had rounded him and played the ball back to the midfielder.Bosnia should though have opened the scoring on the half hour mark when Senad Lulic somehow failed to convert an inviting deep cross, and the Bosnians then began to enjoy their best spell of the match, Zoran Kyrzic forcing Marciano into two fine stops. Eran Zahavi replied at the other end with a fiercely-driven 20-yard effort which Begovic did well to parry out.Israel didn’t though have to wait long to take the lead and their opening goal arrived in the 36th minute. Zahavi touched the ball to Gil Vermouth on the edge of the box, and the Hapoel Tel Aviv midfielder was allowed to turn on the edge of the box before firing in a shot, which aided by a slight deflection off Emir Spahic, fizzed its way past Begovic.The Bosnians made a double-substitution at the break, but things took a further turn for the worse for them within two minutes of the restart. Damari was sent scampering clear, only for Toni Sunjic to bundle the striker over on the edge of the box. And while the resulting free-kick came to nothing, the Israelis were nevertheless in total control of the game.With the man advantage, flowing with confidence, and Bosnia needing to find a way back into the game, Israel held back and looked to counter, one such move resulting in four men pouring forward against two defenders, though Vermouth’s strike was superbly tipped over the bar.Another such attack saw Bibras Natcho play in the marauding full-back Eyal Meshhumar, but Begovic raced quickly off his line to smother his effort. However, they weren’t going to keep on missing chances and when Zahavi was put clean through in the 70th minute, he made no mistake as he effortlessly slotted the ball past Begovic to claim his third goal for his country.
According to the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office (MCPO), the Grogans were attempting to cross the highway intersection at Grand Avenue from the northbound direction at approximately 7:50 p.m. when the accident occurred. According to their obituary, the Grogans were both born and raised in Atlantic Highlands. John attended St. Agnes Elementary School and Henry Hudson Regional High School. He went on to attend classes at Brookdale Community College before founding John Grogan Lawn Maintenance, a business he maintained for 35 years. He also served as a beloved weekend bartender at Briody’s Black Point Inn in Rumson and later worked part time for the Atlantic Highlands Sewerage Authority. ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS – A Middletown man has been charged with DWI and reckless driving following the crash that killed an Atlantic Highlands couple attempting to cross Route 36 Friday night, police say. The fatal accident is under investigation by the MCPO, the Monmouth County Serious Collision Analysis Response Team and Atlantic Highlands Police Department. Dylan Rieger, 27, of the Belford section of Middletown, was charged in connection with the crash that killed longtime Atlantic Highlands residents John Grogan, 60, and his wife Barbara Grogan, 59. They were hit by a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo. Barbara attended Atlantic Highlands Elementary School and Henry Hudson Regional High School and earned a degree in business from William Paterson University in Wayne. Barbara became a full-time mother, but returned to work as a substitute teacher and eventually a full-time teacher’s aide at her old school. Rieger remained on thescene and was uninjured. John P. Condon Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Visitation is Thursday, March 14 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. A service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 15 at St. Agnes Church, 103 Center Ave. The Grogans are survived by their three children, Amy, 31, Jonathan, 29, and Andrew, 25, and daughter-in-law Rebecca, 28.
“Space agencies may one day have Charles Darwin to thank for the longevity of their spacecraft,” began an article in New Scientist. This seems a strange thing to write about a biologist who knew nothing of space travel. “The life expectancy of a popular type of ion engine has been almost doubled using software that mimics the way natural selection evolves ever fitter designs.” This seems a strange thing to write about a biologist who knew nothing of software, engines or ions. Cody Farnell, a space flight engineer at Colorado State University, was inspired by the father of evolutionary theory to design “evolution-mimicking software” called a genetic algorithm (GA), the article explained. It randomly varied the grid geometry and the voltages applied to it for a new ion-drive spacecraft engine design. Farnell considered these values as roughly analogous to genes in biology. “If the performance was promising, the ‘genetic material’ was subjected to further random changes, or mutation, and this process was repeated until no more improvements were forthcoming,’ the article said – survival of the fittest. Farnell did not say if his engine had to fight with other engines for mates, or whether females of the species had to lay eggs or raise their young. It’s also not clear whether the engines would be able to fend for themselves in the wild without Farnell’s intelligently guiding hands.Darwin needs the oxygen of intelligent design to breathe, just like other mortals.(Visited 9 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market mike melanson The rumors were true – online coupon company Groupon has managed to raise just under a billion dollars, dwarfing recent rounds by both Facebook and Twitter, both of which were nothing to sneeze at. TechCrunch got a hold of Groupon’s press release, titled “Groupon Raises, Like, A Billion Dollars”, which was set to hit the wires today and explains just how quickly the company has grown over the last year.According to the company, the funding comes from a laundry list of venture capital firms and late-stage investors, “including Andreessen Horowitz, Battery Ventures, Greylock Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Mail.ru Group, Maverick Capital, Silver Lake, and Technology Crossover Ventures. Allen & Company LLC acted as financial advisor.”Even more interesting, however, are the stats that come with the release, showing the companies explosive growth in 2010:In the last year, Groupon has been called “the fastest growing company ever” by Forbes Magazine and “America’s best website” by one of Groupon’s television commercials. In 2010, Groupon: Expanded from 1 to 35 countries Launched in almost 500 new markets (from 30 markets in 2009) Grew subscribers by 2,500% from 2 million to over 50 million Saved consumers over $1.5 billion Worked with 58,000 local businesses, serving over 100,000 deals worldwideWhile some may have gasped when Groupon rejected Google’s $6 billion acquisition offer, it looks like the company is doing fine for itself on its own. This latest round of funding values the company at around $4.75 billion. Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#news#web
Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in UPDATED September 3, 2013 In almost every corner of the U.S., reports are increasing of vinyl siding that has been melted by sunlight bouncing off nearby windows. This melted-siding pandemic makes vinyl manufacturers very nervous — so nervous that the topic is rarely discussed.Most reported cases involve siding that melts, gets replaced, and then melts a second time. One possible reason for the apparent increase in cases of melted siding is the increasing use of high-performance glazing.Arlene Taraschi, a homeowner in Delanco, New Jersey, described her melted siding in a letter to a Q-and-A column in the Philadelphia Inquirer: “Two years ago, my husband and I purchased a new, Pulte-built home in South Jersey. After a few months we noticed the vinyl siding on one side of the house seemed to be dented in a diagonal pattern. The siding contractor replaced the siding on the entire side of the house. This was done last January, and by February the denting pattern began again. We were told at this time that it was because of the reflection of the sun’s rays from our neighbor’s house. Pulte has termed this melting of the siding ‘thermal distortion,’ and refuses to correct the problem.”As Taraschi’s case makes clear, these cases aren’t just public relations nightmares — they’re legal nightmares. Arlene’s husband, Carl Taraschi, told me, “I’ve sued Pulte, the siding installer, and the siding manufacturer.”Since 2007, when I first reported on cases of siding melted by window reflections, I’ve collected homeowner reports of the phenomenon from 16 states (Connecticut, Georgia, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Washington).Danny Winters works for Cimarron Homes, a builder in Durham, North Carolina. Winters told me, “I think it is… Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details. This article is only available to GBA Prime Members
View comments That problem, however, has now started to be resolved with Rosario expressing his eagerness to join Gilas for their preparation against Qatar and Kazakhstan in late February.“Of course I’ll be able to catch up with my Gilas duties since the next window is still in February,” said Rosario in Filipino after TNT’s 104-93 win over San Miguel in the PBA Philippine Cup Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“This is why I’m also speeding up my return because, if fate would have it, I’d be able to play. Well, I was able to play today so I think I’d be ready if ever I’ll be chosen for the final roster.”Rosario suffered a broken nose right before the New Year during TNT’s tune-up game against NLEX and that injury sidelined him for the KaTropa’s first three games. The only thing bothering Rosario, though, is his adjustment to the protective mask he has to wear during games.“It’s hard especially when I first wore the mask,” said Rosario, who had 22 points and five rebounds. “I will have the mask readjusted because the bone is starting to grow back so there’s some tightness on that part of the nose.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants MOST READ LATEST STORIES Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Jayson Castro says win over Beermen good for KaTropa’s confidence Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Troy Rosario. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—The Philippines’ injury problems before the next window of the Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifiers are slowly starting to fix itself.Yang Guiao’s initial 14-man pool had TNT’s Troy Rosario and Rain or Shine’s Raymond Almazan despite the two nursing injuries when the lineup was announced in mid January.ADVERTISEMENT
The OnePlus 5, OnePlus’ next flagship phone, is coming this summer. The Chinese smartphone vendor has reportedly confirmed the summer launch of the OnePlus 5 to The Verge. Company CEO Lau Pete had previously confirmed the OnePlus 3 successor’s existence, but he did not confirm that it would be called the OnePlus 5. OnePlus has now reportedly confirmed that it would be called the OnePlus 5 after all.Update: OnePlus has confirmed the launch time frame and the name. in a statement the company says: OnePlus, a global startup challenging conventional concepts of technology, confirms that the next flagship smartphone will arrive this summer and it will be called OnePlus 5. The OnePlus 5 will be the successor to the OnePlus 3 and 3T. The name OnePlus 5 has been inspired by former NBA player Robert Horry, who has a huge fan-following among OnePlus staff members. OnePlus’s Shenzhen office sports two Robert Horry’s paintings and his number five jersey inspired the smartphone’s name. OnePlus announced the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T last year. Both the phones, with no doubt gained wide popularity worldwide. After these, the company was expected to launch a device called – OnePlus 4, but that’s not what’s happening. OnePlus is reportedly skipping the OnePlus 4, instead announcing the OnePlus 5. India Today Tech had already confirmed the name to be the OnePlus 5.Update: OnePlus has started teasing its upcoming flagship — OnePlus 5 on Weibo. The company earlier in the day shared a post via its official Weibo post which reads as follows: “Hey Summer! Give me five!” Along with the post, OnePlus also added an image which says: Hello 5.advertisementWell, the question that arises here is why is the smartphone manufacturer skipping the OnePlus 4? As per a media report and other speculations, the number 4 is considered to be an unlucky number in China. Hence, with this superstitious belief in mind, OnePlus has decided to skip the OnePlus 4 and directly move on to the OnePlus 5.Also Read: OnePlus 5 ahead of launch: 8GB RAM, dual camera and everything else rumoured so farCommenting on the conception of the name, OnePlus 5 gives two reasons on why it named it OnePlus 5 and not any other. One, the upcoming flagship is the fifth phone by the company. This is an important factor based on naming the device – OnePlus 5Stating the second reason, the company says that several OnePlus employees are fans of the former NBA player Robert Horry whose jersey number was – ‘5’. This is also an important reason on why the company has decided to name the upcoming flagship – OnePlus 5.Recently, OnePlus CEO Lau Pete confirmed that the company was already working OnePlus 5, and also has a lot of expectation from the device. OnePlus 5 is the successor of the previously announced OnePlus 3T and the OnePlus 3 which were the phones of the year in 2016. This year that title — the phone of the year — could belong to the OnePlus 5. Be it camera, hardware, or processor both OnePlus 3 and 3T proved to be the best and the same is expected from the upcoming OnePlus 5.Lau Pete on his Weibo post mentions that the company is working really hard on the upcoming flagship. He posts, “Indulge in labour without a break, just to make a big surprise (initial post in Chinese, hence the exact translation).” This clearly indicates that the OnePlus has really high expectation from the OnePlus 5.OnePlus 5 is expected to be the best from almost all aspects. The smartphone will sport a much bigger battery as compared to the previously announced OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T. Also, the smartphone is expected to come in two variants one with 6G RAM and the second one with 8GB of RAM. OnePlus 5 is also tipped to come with two storage variants – 64GB and 128GB internal storage.Also Read: OnePlus CEO teases OnePlus 5 with a photo, what all it revealsIndia Today Tech earlier confirmed that the phone will have dual camera set-up for OnePlus 5. On the front, the phone is likely to come packed with the 16-megapixel shooter that OnePlus 3T sports. Furthermore, one of the key highlights of the device will be its processor. OnePlus is expected to be powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 835 processor. This same chip is also used in the global variants of the recently-launched Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+. Even Xiaomi Mi 6 uses the same processor and we are hearing that the same processor will be used in the upcoming HTC U11. Here are everything we know about OnePlus 5 so far. The specs, for the time being, are just rumours and should be taken with a pinch of salt. However, the one thing that India Today Tech can confirm is that the flagship phone will be launched in India at the same time when the phone goes on sale globally. As per the pricing, the upcoming OnePlus 5 was recently spotted listed on OppoMart at a price tag of $449 which is roughly around Rs 28,800. However, the company is yet to confirm the pricing details as of now.advertisementErstwhile, the OnePlus has been allegedly leaked in the form of sketches seemingly confirming the dual camera system on the rear. The sketches, in fact, go on and tip that the OnePlus 5 would come with a dual camera system on the front as well.