Sony XBR55X800E 55-Inch 4K TV Review

Apr - 03 2018 | no comments | By

TV sets are widely available in the market in varied types are able to offer you services that are versatile in nature. If you are looking for any such product the Sony XBR55X800E 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2017 Model) is the right choice. This surely is one of the greatest and most reliable products. You need not worry before investing your money in it. Because of the services that it is able to offer it surely has gained love from a huge number of users.

Features

Sony XBR55X800EThis TV is able to offer you the Smart functionality. Also, you are provided the access to all your favourite applications and programs with the help of Sony Android TV. It is able to offer you the best picture quality that too with high definition contrasts and colours. The design for this TV is made particularly slim. Also, it is engineered well to provide you the easy viewing from any of the angle. This is also able to provide you amazing motion for each and every kind of content that you are watching.

Pros

  • It provides you great picture quality for watching every kind of programs.
  • It comes in an reasonable price range considering all the features offered by this television set.
  • The Chroma sum-sampling that is offered by the device is great. All the input options are ready to be operated without any problem.
  • This Android TV works great with all the latest technologies including the Nougat release.
  • This TV set can really be enjoyed from any of the angles.
  • The gradients are made without steeping and are awesomely smooth.
  • The motion handling by this Android television set is really amazing.

 Cons

  • The blacks that of this TV set are surely a little bit blotchy in nature and can sometimes be a problem.
  • The contrast of this TV set is a bit lower as compared to the other ones. This is the reason that the blacks seems to be a little less deep.
  • The sound quality can be a matter of questioning.

Conclusion

The Sony XBR55X800E 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2017 Model) is a product worth considering; even after the few drawbacks and disadvantages that it possesses. You need not worry as this product will not disappoint you in any case.

Mexican Rice Recipe

Sep - 17 2017 | no comments | By

2 cups white rice

2 tbsp cooking oil (corn, vegetable, canola, etc)

½ of a medium onion (diced or chopped fine)

¾ cup tomato sauce

2 tbsp Salt

½ tbsp Cumin

4 ½ cups of water

a wolfgang puck mini rice cooker

The trick to making Mexican Rice is to toast, or brown, the rice. To do this, start with 2 tbsp of cooking oil in a deep saucepan. Make sure you are using medium to high heat on your stovetop. Toss in the 2 cups of rice and ½ medium onion (diced). Keep your eye on these because they can burn quickly. With a large mixing spoon, stir the rice and onions so that you can brown as much of the rice and the onions as possible.

When the rice is about 50 % browned, lower the heat to medium. Carefully, pour in the ¾ cups of tomato sauce and the 4 ½ cups of water. Add in ½ tbsp cumin and 2 tbsp salt and stir. It is very important that you taste the liquid to make sure that it has enough salt as you would like. Some people like more than the 2 tbsp.

Now it is time to cook the rice. *Cover the saucepan and lower the heat to medium low. Leave the rice covered for 20 minutes. Do NOT open the lid to check the rice (because it is cooking at medium low, it is important to keep as much heat inside) as this could delay your cooking time and cause your rice to be crunchy. Remove from heat after 20 minutes. If there is still liquid at the top of your rice, remove the lid and let sit without lid for about 5 minutes. This will allow the rice to cool, as well as, absorb any remaining liquid.

*You can turn this Mexican Rice dish into a quick Chicken and Rice dish quickly, by simply adding in about 2 to 3 chicken breast – thawed and cubed – before putting the lid on the rice. This will cook the chicken and rice at the same time, without any additionally time or pans.

King George VI School & Centre for Children with Physical Disabilities – Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

Jul - 24 2017 | no comments | By

The Academy Award winning documentary, “Music by Prudence”, is now available for sale on Amazon.com. The school does not receive any financial support from the sale of this movie.

If you are moved by Prudence’s story and would like to help others like her, please consider making a tax deductible donation now. Thanks!

  In a society where the economy is in tatters, unemployment is rife, AIDS has made orphans of many and almost every family has lost a loved one, the chance for a child with disabilities to have a happy childhood is almost nil.  In Zimbabwe children with disabilities are often treated extremely badly, at best they lead a listless life with no opportunities; at worst they are abused and neglected.  In this society what chance does Primrose, an AIDS orphan with no hands, and Prudence with both legs amputated have? 

    King George VI School for children with physical disabilities offers children from all over Zimbabwe a haven from the harsh reality of a world that thinks they are worth nothing.  It is a place where children can be children again, and can learn to play and to have fun; a place where they are valued.  Many of these children have tragedies in their lives that you would think they could never overcome – – a little girl discovered she was an orphan when no one came to collect her at the end of the semester, another abused by the uncle in whose care she has been left,  another who is an extraordinary composer and singer whose family has never bothered to hear her sing.

 

    At the school the children are taught to be independent.  This means not only taking care of their personal needs, but also clothes washing, cooking, shopping, gardening and cleaning their living quarters.  Everyone pitches in and does what they can.  The youngsters are grouped by houses with a house parent, and everyone’s skills are utilized to get the work done. This extraordinary school, which is full of creativity, light and laughter, gives its students the chance to achieve things they, and we, would never think possible. The motto for the school is NEVER GIVE UP words which have been made into a song by the Liyana band, KGVI’s biggest success story.   

The school has had many success stories: Sindele a deaf student who got a Business degree from Rochester Institute of Technology and now teaches business at the school; Pharis studied music at the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts; and the school’s secretary Precious who has Muscular Dystrophy and is in a wheelchair.  Precious has very little use of her hands and has to have someone else hold the telephone, but she can find badly needed supplies in a country where the shortages are very scarce.  These are just a few of the many extraordinary youngsters.
    One of the amazing success stories the school has achieved is its band, Liyana.  This year the group of eight students, five in wheelchairs, two on crutches and one deaf, took second prize in an all Africa music competition. They were the only group in the competition who were disabled. The amazing thing about this band is its ability to get the audience to forget the disability and see only the entertainment.  In 2006 Liyana toured Sweden, Belgium and the Netherlands as their prize for the competition and in 2009 they spent a month in America wowing and inspiring audiences in California and New York.