Christie’s watch auction to feature luxury timepieces with Mideast links

DUBAI: Set to open to bidders on Oct. 15, Christie’s upcoming online watch sale “The Dubai Edit” features a host to luxury timepieces with historical links to the Middle East.

Some of the timepieces up for auction were made specifically for collectors from the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait and Jordan.

Remy Julia, Head of Watches at Christie’s Middle East, commented: “The regional and global demand for rare and limited-edition watches remains robust, and we have sought a range of pieces that have specific relevance to Middle East collectors for this online sale. The MENA region is one of our fastest-growing markets globally, and we anticipate a strong outcome from emerging as well as established collectors.”

Set to run from Oct. 15-29, the watch sale includes a rare Rolex Gold Day-Date, reference 18038, with a blue dial embellished with a red khanjar, made for a collector in the Sultanate

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Matt Sheppard wins 79th Land of Legends feature in OktoberFAST special

Matt Sheppard has won nine modified track championships and 78 feature races at the Land of Legends Speedway, and this Waterloo racer considers this half-mile Canandaigua layout to be his home turf.

In Saturday night’s OktoberFAST 60-lapper for DIRT big-block modifieds, Sheppard blasted off the outside pole to lead from start to finish and rack up his 79th career LoL triumph and his 18th win in 2020. The victor picked up a $7,500 check for his efforts. Mat Williamson ended up second, with Mike Mahaney, Erick Rudolph, Billy Decker, Max McLaughlin, Larry Wight, Tim Fuller, Rocky Warner and Jimmy Phelps following.

Favored Steward Friesen had a rough night in the main event. His Halmar modified had major brake issues, and when Friesen was limping back to the pits, his modified was hit in the rear with considerable damage. With the OktoberFAST Series finale set for Weedsport on Sunday, Friesen’s team

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One More Android Auto Feature Broken Down After the Latest Android Update

With Android 11 finally available for the first devices, it goes without saying that many people rush to install it, especially because it brings lots of improvements on so many fronts.

But on the other hand, as far as Android Auto users are concerned, updating their devices to Android Auto seems to be a Russian roulette, as they could end up losing essential functionality in their cars.

First of all, it’s the Calendar app that goes missing all of a sudden for some. Google has already confirmed that this only happens on devices not running Android Auto 5.6, so the workaround here is to just update to this latest version of the app.

Then, it’s the music playback cutting off in all players, including Spotify and YouTube Music. An official fix here doesn’t exist, but some say that disabling the wireless mode of Android Auto does the trick.

And now,

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Google Confirms Essential Android Auto Feature Could Disappear on Android 11

Android 11 is now available for download, and this is good news not only for mobile users but also for those who turn to Android Auto for an upgraded experience behind the wheel.

And it’s all because Android 11 unlocks the Android Auto wireless mode for everybody, which means that you no longer have to own a Samsung or Google phone to use it. The only requirement now is a compatible head unit and a smartphone running Android 11.

Shortly after the Android 11 rollout kicked off, some Android Auto users noticed that the Calendar app, which Google announced with much fanfare last month, was no longer there when the new operating system was installed on their devices.

While nobody could tell why this happened, Google quickly started an investigation, and the company circled back a few hours ago to provide Android Auto users with more information and an easy

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Timbercreek Financial Exercises Accordion Feature of its Revolving Credit Facility and Announces Redemption of 5.40% Convertible Unsecured Debentures – Press Release


TORONTO, Sept. 21, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Timbercreek Financial Corp. (TSX: TF) (“Timbercreek Financial” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an amendment to its existing revolving credit facility (“Credit Facility”) in order to, among other things, exercise a portion of the accordion feature of the Credit Facility. The exercise of the accordion feature has increased the total revolving commitment of the lenders under the Credit Facility by $35,000,000, bringing the aggregate limit under the Credit Facility to $535,000,000. General terms of the Credit Facility remain unchanged.

The Company also announces that it has issued a notice of redemption to holders of the 5.40% convertible unsecured subordinated debentures due July 31, 2021 (the “Debentures”), representing a redemption in full of all of the currently outstanding Debentures.


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Bargain-priced hatch that has same feature as luxury cars

The adage of good things in small packages has come to fruition.

Often in the annals of automotive history we’ve seen compact cars hit showrooms aimed at securing the bargain basement market. Small cars such as the Kia Rio are defying the past.

Packed with the latest gear, the recently updated Rio makes a play for younger and tech-savvy buyers.

Base model Rio S variants start from $18,990 drive-away and come with a big screen boasting smartphone mirroring capabilities we’ve previously only seen on high-end European models.

Our experience was behind the range-topping Rio GT-Line, which at $24,490 is about $500 more expensive than what was being asked this time last year, but remains a whole lot of car for your cash.

The Kia Rio 2021 models come with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

The Kia Rio 2021 models come with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.


The new eight-inch main touchscreen dominates the dash within a cabin that feels premium.

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