Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday inaugurated and laid foundation stones for developmental projects worth over ₹250 crore for Kandhamal district.Mr. Patnaik reached Kandhamal district by helicopter on Sunday afternoon and attended a youth rally of the Biju Yuva Vahini. Around 30,000 activists of the BYV from Kandhamal, Boudh, Ganjam and Gajapati districts attended the rally held at Kandhamal stadium in Phulbani.The developmental projects include a bridge on the Salandi river costing ₹15 crore, renovation of the Khamarikhol-Gudimaska road at a cost of ₹8 crore and ₹7 crore worth piped water supply projects for the Baliguda Notified Area Council.
Chief Minister late Manohar Parrikar’s final rites are more important than government formation at this juncture, senior BJP leaders said on Monday taking the focus away from ongoing negotiations. The talks between allies and BJP leaders over new government formation have remained inconclusive.After the first round of talks failed, State BJP president Vinay Tendulkar said that Mr. Parrikar’s last rites would be given top priority before any government formation process is discussed again.The talks were held by top Goa BJP leaders along with Union Minister for Shipping Nitin Gadkari and BJP national secretary B.L. Santosh from Sunday.After meeting Mr. Gadkari, BJP leaders, Goa Forward president and former Agriculture Minister Vijai Sardesai said that the discussions were inconclusive.Deputy Speaker and BJP MLA Michael Lobo, however, claimed that former PWD Minister and leader of Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) Sudin Dhavalikar had shown interest to become Chief Mnister.“We will have to first pay a visit to Parrikar’s mortal remains. Then his body will be taken to the party office and after that, a decision will be taken,” Mr. Tendulkar told presspersons after the meeting.Mr. Lobo said that his party had shortlisted names of Vishwajit Rane, former Health Minister and Pramod Sawant, Goa Speaker, for the post of Chief Minister.Mr. Dhavlikar, however, declined to confirm if he had staked claim to Chief Ministership, but only said that during the meeting, each MLA was asked for his views by the BJP leaders. He said that he would be meeting the BJP leaders again soon, after discussions with the MGP State executive committee members.
Adding more flowers to the landscape is one way to help ailing honey bee populations, but just when should these flowers be planted? To answer that question, researchers spent 2 years eavesdropping on more than 5000 waggle dances; the duration and direction of the dances (seen in video above) indicate where flowers are and how far away they are, respectively. Waggle dances are longest in the summer, the team reports today in PLOS ONE, indicating that bees travel the farthest distances to find food during this season. The mean foraging distance increased from 493 meters in the spring to 2156 meters in the summer, then back down to 1275 meters in autumn. The insects don’t travel that far for better flowers; instead, the researchers found, there are just fewer flowers around in the summer, so the bees have to fly farther to find them. Thus, to save honey bees, the team suggests that gardeners plant more flowers that bloom in the summer months.
Earlier, in the Indian Boxing Councils undercard bouts, Siddharth Verma of Maharashtra clinched the IBC Super Welterweight national title by beating Haryanas Dibagh Thakran, a former Commonwealth Championships bronze-medallist. The eight-round contest ended unanimously in Vermas favour. In the heavy weight division, Haryanas Sumit Rangi got the better of debutant Naveen Rao from Delhi in a six round contest. In the light-heavy category, Gaganpreet Sharma from Chandigarh prevailed over Deepak Sheoran in another six-rounder. There was drama in the super bantamweight contest in which former amateur junior world gold-medallist and Commonwealth champion Sunil Siwach made his professional debut. The Indian was up against Thailands Natdanai Pegthong and stunningly had his opponent first on the knees and then on the mat within a few seconds of the opening round of what was to be a six-round affair. Pegthong was thrown off -balance by a stinging right jab and could not recover from the blow, giving Sunil a knockout triumph in his very first bout. Before the Vijender-Hope face-off, there was another India-Australia clash when the undefeated Cameron Hammond took on Devdarshan in a welterweight six-round bout. The Indian fought hard but still fell short as Hammond, who had participated in the 2010 Commonwealth Games here, scored a unanimous victory. But in a fine sporting gesture, Hammond raised his rivals hand after the results were declared to acknowledge the local favourites fine effort. Another highlight of the evening was the four-round clash in Super Lightweight contest between Indian-origin Brit Sanjeev Sahota and Vikas Lohan. Sahota won the bout comfortably and had the crowd on its feet by acknowledging his Indian and Punjabi roots with a little gig to the beats of a Punjabi song before leaving the ring. The crowd was slow to trickle in but filled up by the time Vijender walked in to the now trademark tune of Singh is King. In a special womens bout featuring boxers from Mary Koms Manipur-based academy, Negeinihat defeated Bichong via a unanimous decision. Adding to the entertainment quotient of the night was a performance by Punjabi singer Guru Randhawa. PTI PM AH AHadvertisement
Jaguar has launched their first SUV, the F-Pace today in India, starting at a base price of Rs 68.4 lakh (ex showroom, New Delhi), with the top end variant coming for Rs 1.12 crore (ex-showroom, New Delhi). The F-Pace is the first SUV coming from the British car-makers and will pit directly against the premium SUVs in India like Porsche Macan, Mercedes Benz GLE, Audi Q5 and BMW X3.Also Read: Jaguar F-Pace SUV: Everything you need to know Visually inspired by F-TYPE, the all-new Jaguar F-PACE is a performance SUV that has the DNA of a sports car. Its powerful and agile look makes it utterly distinctive and gives it a head-turning road presence. From the bonnet bulge to the pronounced rear haunches, the all-new F-PACE reinvents the energy, strength and purity of form of F-TYPE. The all-new Jaguar F-PACE is offered with the 2.0L, 4-cylinder, Turbocharged Ingenium diesel engine producing 177bhp of peak power and 430 Nm, while the 3.0L, V6, Turbocharged Diesel engine will produce 296bhp and 700Nm.The F-Pace comes mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission with the AWD function. The all new F-Pace will come in four trim levels- Pure, Prestige, R-Sport and First Edition. The Activity Key, F-PACE’s unique new feature, makes living life to the full even easier and one can wear it like a wristband. It is robust and fully waterproof and allows one to enjoy a range of outdoor activities – from skydiving to swimming. One can use the Activity Key to lock and unlock their car. When exiting the car, the conventional key fob can be left in the car and the Activity Key can be presented to the tailgate to lock it. The conventional key fob is then automatically deactivated for security.advertisementAlso Read: All new Jaguar F-Pace SUV prices announced for India In addition to the unique features, Jaguar’s designers have hand-picked their favourite F-PACE design and technology options to make the First Edition the epitome of high-specification luxury. These include Jaguar’s superb, new and intuitive infotainment system – InControl Touch Pro – and sports car-derived performance technology including Adaptive Dynamics.Also Read: Jaguar launches XF facelift in India; price starts at Rs 49.50 lakh
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Lonely young adults are more likely to experience mental health problems than the general population, new research suggests. Published in the journal Psychological Medicine, an analysis of 2,000 millennials found that the chance of experiencing depression or anxiety among those who reported feeling lonely more than doubled.It showed that seven per cent of participants said they “often” had feelings of loneliness while between 23 per cent and 31 per cent said they had felt left out or lacking in companionship. Analysing the experiences of same-sex twins born in 1994 and 1995 in England and Wales, scientists at King’s College London asked participants about their experiences at different stages of their lives in terms of loneliness, mental health, physical health and relationships. The most recent data was taken when the participants were 18-years-old. The figures showed that the odds of experiencing mental health problems for those who identified as lonely more than doubled while their chances of being unemployed increased by 38 per cent.It also found that participants with high loneliness levels were prone to engage in “physical health risk behaviours” and were more likely to adopt negative coping strategies, such as smoking and not exercising.The researchers said the findings “underscore the importance of early intervention to prevent lonely young adults from being trapped in loneliness as they age”.However, they also note that, as the participants were questioned at the age of 18, more research is needed to determine how loneliness levels may change with age. The results come after the Office for National Statistics (ONS) recently revealed that five per cent of adults in England report feeling lonely “often” or “always”, with younger adults – aged between 16 and 24 – more likely to experience loneliness than older age groups. It also found women, widows, single people, renters and those with poor health were more predisposed to loneliness than others.Source
I talk to business owners from hundreds of different industries each month and I’ve observed that a wide variety of companies have begun to take interest in social media. According to a Originally published Oct 29, 2009 8:30:00 AM, updated March 21 2013 76% of marketing and PR professionals “agree” or “strongly agree” that social media marketing is changing the way their organizations communicate. This data signifies a strong interest in social media but it does not necessarily mean every industry has started participating. The two most significant barriers cited to social media adoption were “lack of knowledgeable staff” and ” Internet marketing moves quickly, and the longer you wait the more difficult it is to catch up. Video: How to Use Social Media to Attract MoreCustomers Go to and learn how to generate morebusiness using socialmedia. Type in a keyword phrase that represents what you do or a product you sell. answers.yahoo.com This means that regardless of who your audience is, chances are at least some of them are on Facebook or Linkedin or on another social media site. Don’t believe me? Why not try a simple little test…. If you were one of the early adopters to have a website, or if your company among the first companies to register their domain name, then you are probably reaping the benefits today. These benefits include higher Google Page Rank, a secured domain name, and likely some valuable links you have gained to the site overtime. Just registering a domain has made some people millionaires. Below are a few of the social media monitoring tools Fund.com interact with them in a social media environment. – 1999 for $7.5 million According to the 2009 Marketing Sherpa Report on Social Media Marketing & PR Why should this matter to you? Let’s use twitter as an example. Have you registered your company twitter name? What about your own name on twitter? Even if you are not using twitter today, having this registered could potentially save you money, and a lot of hassle. It would take you less than 5 minutes to register both….that is if it’s not too late. (Especially if your competitors read the same .” Fortunately, there are social media consultants who have emerged over the last few years to fill the knowledge gap, and many tools (such as Hubspot’s Clock Oscillator most expensive domain names sold in history: ) are available that help to easily monitor social media accounts and join in on the conversation. reach out to your audience Cone Business in Social Media Study I did.) Why You Should Start Using Social Media Today: The First Mover’s Advantage Remember if you are an expert in your field, your expertise is very valuable to your audience. Just by performing the Yahoo Answers test above, you probably unearthed several opportunities to , sixty percent of Americans use social media, and of those, Business.com According to the survey, 93 percent of social media users surveyed believe a company should have a presence in social media, while an overwhelming 85 percent believe a company should not only be present but also interact with its consumers via social media. In fact, 56 percent of users feel both a stronger connection with and better served by companies when they can The old adage “The Early Bird Gets The Worm” took on new meaning when the internet age came to be. That bird got a name (Twitter) and the Worm became known as “The First Mover’s Advantage.” – $9,999,950 – Sold in 2008 CreditCards.com (22 questions in Yahoo Answers) inability to measure ROI Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack even if you belong to an extremely niche industry. Whether you are a sales consultant, a real estate agent, software Company, or in the manufacturing industry, you really have nothing to lose and everything to gain from at least getting started in social media. Concrete Vapor Barrier (56 questions on Yahoo Answers) Learn how to use social media to attractmore customers. 59 percent interact with companies on social media Web sites. One in four interacts more than once per week. As you can see conversations about your industry are happening in social media whether you’re participating in them or not. So why not join in? Download the free video I work mainly with B2B customers, so here are a couple extremely niche examples that you may be shocked to see on social media: study done by Cone Business – $2.75 million
marketing analytics tools If you have no clue what your visitor to lead conversion rate is, you should probably assume that it’s in the 1-3% range. If you do Lead Generation Goal = New Customer Goal / Lead to Customer Conversion Rate But, it’s too complex for most to grasp. And involves a lot of work to complete. Our new Calculate the Traffic You Need to Generate the Number of Leads You Need Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack online lead generation Here’s my simpler stab at it… Here’s the formula: Now, the Big Question Becomes: How Do You Get the Traffic? Download the free kit . The only way to calculate this number is to know your website lead to customer conversion rate. If you’re still relying on cold calling, this is hard to do. But, even if you do old-school outbound stuff like cold calling and direct mail (or that crazy effective 1-2-3 direct-mail-cold-call-trade-show-punch), you should have a handle on your ‘appointments set’ to customer close ratio. Just assume that an ‘appointment set’ through direct-mail-cold-calling-trade-shows is like an inbound lead, only colder. Any well run sales organization should have a handle on their appointment set to customer conversion rate. If your organization doesn’t have a handle on it, I’d recommend starting a 2. Sales Goals Determine Lead Goals . A bunch of prospects, customers and partners have started using it. Either way, the formula is pretty simple: , I realized I needed to simplify it. Calculate # of Leads Required to Hit New Customer Goal Visitors Needed = Leads Needed / Visitor to Lead Conversion Rate. free worksheet which helps marketers devise an inbound marketing strategy to support their revenue generation goals free trial of salesforce.com We’ll save that one for another blog post, but if you want a head start on figuring it out, here’s the . Originally published Apr 30, 2010 7:00:00 AM, updated October 20 2016 Okay. It’s going to get a little harder for you to start calculating this stuff. We need you to estimate your visitor to lead conversion rate. Hopefully, you’re keeping track of the number of leads you’re getting from your website per month. If you are, you should be able to look at your analytics package and figure out the number of visitors you’re getting. If you are pretty sophisticated and have some kind of lead tracking Inbound Marketing Playbook Learn how to generate more inbound leads using SEO, blogging, and social media. makes it easier to get the data needed to run the model, but for non-customers who are new to the whole idea of actually A little while ago, I published a Inbound Lead Generation Kit right, you might be able to achieve a 5-10% visitor to lead conversion rate. Formula: established, you should be able to get this number very quickly. Topics: closed loop reporting Calculate the Number of New Customers Needed in a Month # of new customers per month = monthly revenue goal / average revenue per new customer Business Calculators setup or If you want to undersand the math behind it, here’s some suggesstions on how to gather the data and what formulas to use. for tips and tricks to drive more leads and business to your site. 1. Revenue Goals Determine Sales Goals predicting and measuring an ROI from inbound marketing Every company has monthly or quarterly revenue goals. If you’re a small business owner or startup and you don’t have some, you should set some. If you’re in marketing and you don’t know what the plans are, you should sit down with your CEO, CFO or VP Sales and ask, “How can I better support the monthly revenue targets?” 3. Lead Goals Determine Traffic Goals
This post originally appeared on HubSpot’s Marketing blog. To read more content like this, subscribe to Marketing.We spend a lot of time, resources, and energy on email. According to Atlassian, in a given week, we receive an average of 304 business emails, check our inboxes 36 times in an hour, and spend 16 minutes re-focusing after exiting our inbox.Because we spend so much of our workday in email, it’s worth learning how to do it faster. And one of the easiest ways to get faster at email is by using keyboard shortcuts. Invest some time into learning keyboard shortcuts and you’ll save yourself a few minutes every time you check your email. And these few minutes can really add up — over on the Sidekick team, we found using these keyboard shortcuts can save up to 60 hours per year.To help you start to master these keyboard shortcuts for Gmail, the Sidekick team compiled the infographic below. Check it out! Not a Gmail user? No problem. The Sidekick content team put together a shortcuts guide for all three core email clients: Gmail, Outlook, and Apple Mail. Check out the guide for whichever email app you use and start giving your fingers the relief they need. Originally published Dec 5, 2015 8:30:00 AM, updated July 28 2017 Email Tools for Sales Topics: Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack
5 of the Best Free Screen Recorders for Mac and WindowsIf you’d like to record your screen with more advanced tools that are still free, check out these five screen recording tools that you can download or access online.1. OBS StudioOBS Studio is an open source software for video recording and live streaming. Designed for gamers to record and stream themselves playing video games, OBS Studio offers advanced post-production tools, like customizable transitions, muting or turning on audio sources, and editing, which allows you to tinker on almost every aspect of your recording or broadcast.Image Credit: Tech Radar2. Apowersoft Free Online Screen RecorderApowersoft is a web-based screen recorder, so you don’t have to download it. By just visiting their website, you can record your screen for however long you want, pick a certain part of your screen to record, insert your webcam into your screen to talk about what exactly you’re doing, capture video and audio at the same time, and make annotations while recording.Image Credit: Tech Radar3. Debut Video CaptureCurrently in public beta, Debut Video Capture isn’t as sleek as the other tools on this list, but it still has a similar level of functionality. With the tool, you can spotlight your cursor during your recordings, add captions to your recordings, adjust your recordings’ color and video effects, and customize the size and frame rate of your recordings.Image Credit: Tech Radar4. Icecream Screen RecorderWith support for over 50 languages, Icecream Screen Recorder is one of the best screen recorders for global teams. You can also add your own watermark to your recordings, choose your recordings’ video quality, trim recordings, and set timers for each task you want to complete during your screen recordings.Image Credit: Lifewire5. TinyTakeTinyTake is a more basic screen recorder, but you can still record your screen for up to two hours, email your screen recording to colleagues, and even create a shareable link of it.Image Credit: Lifewire 5. To finish recording, click the “Stop” button in the menu bar, which will be to the left of the “WiFi” button.6. To save your recording, click “File”, press “Save”, and name your recording.How to Record Your Screen on Windows 10On Windows 10, Microsoft pre-installed the Xbox App, which has a built-in screen recorder that’s designed for recording video games on your computer. You can still use it to record your screen for marketing purposes, though.1. Type “Xbox” into the search box and open up the app. 4. Click the “Record” button and choose one of the following recording types:Click your screen to record your entire computer screen.Drag a section of your screen that you want to record. Don’t forget to share this post! Topics: 2. To open the Game Bar, which lets you record your screen, hold the “Windows” and “G” keys on your keyboard. Then, click “Yes, this is a game”.Image Credit: Lifewire3. To choose your screen recording’s quality setting, determine whether or not you want to record audio, or set a maximum clip length, open the “Game DVR” options in the Xbox app.Image Credit: Lifewire4. Click the “Record” button or hold the “Windows”, “Alt”, and “R” keys on your keyboard to start recording your computer screen.Image Credit: Lifewire5. Click the “Stop” button when you’re finished recording. Your recorded video will be saved in your “Videos/Capture” folder. Productivity As a marketer, you need to record your computer screen more often than you’d think. Whether you’re teaching a new hire how to use a tool, explaining a complex project when an email just won’t do, or recording a personalized product demo, you need to know how to record your computer screen.Fortunately, we’ve put together a quick and easy guide for recording your computer screen on a Mac and Windows 10. Read on to learn how to do so.Access videos, templates, and tips, to help you launch an effective video marketing strategy. How to Record Your Screen on a MacApple pre-installed QuickTime Player, an app that lets you record, edit, play, and share audio and video files, onto every Mac. You can use it to record your computer screen.1. Open QuickTime Player by searching for it in Launchpad.2. Once you’re in Quicktime, click “File” and select “New Screen Recording”.3. Press the downward facing arrow next to the “Record” button to choose the following recording options:Microphone: Choose “None” to record your screen with no sound. Choose “Built-in Microphone” to record your screen with sound.Options: Choose “Show Mouse Clicks in Recording” if you want your clicks to appear as a circle during your screen recording. Originally published Jan 3, 2019 7:00:00 AM, updated January 03 2019
HMD Global has launched the Nokia 7.2 and 6.2 at IFA 2019 in Berlin. The two new mid-range Nokia smartphones have been rumoured about a lot over the past few months, but are now official. Both the Nokia 7.2 and Nokia 6.2 tout PureDisplay screens, triple rear cameras and glass designs. These Android One smartphones also boast a two-day battery and will receive the Android 10 update soon.The Nokia 7.2 is the more premium of the two smartphones with a price tag of EUR 249 (approx Rs 19,700). The Nokia 7.2 will come in Cyan Green, Charcoal and ICE colours and will be released sometime in September. The Nokia 6.1 comes with a global average retail price of EUR 199 (approx Rs 15,800). The smartphone will be offered in Ceramic Black and Ice colours and will go on sale in October.HMD Global is holding a Nokia launch event in India on September 11 where the company is expected to bring the Nokia 7.2 to the Indian market. The Nokia 6.2 may be a part of it or may release in India next month. The Indian prices are expected to be similar to their European pricing, so expect them to slot between the Rs 15,000 to Rs 20,000 segment in India.Nokia 7.2 specificationsThe Nokia 7.2 offers a premium design thanks to an edge-to-edge waterdrop display on the front and curved glass back. It sports a 6.3-inch FHD+ PureDisplay with 500 nits brightness. PureDisplay is a technology from HMD that offers high contrast, HDR10 support and the ability to upscale video content from SDR to HDR in real time. The Nokia 7.2 gets a 2.5D Gorilla Glass 3 on the front and back with a polymer composite frame in between, which HMD says is as strong as polycarbonate and half the weight of aluminium.Both the Nokia 7.2 and 6.2 come with fresh new designs that see a circular camera module on the back, recalling the Nokia Lumia days. The circular mound on the back includes three camera sensors and an LED flash. On the Nokia 7.2, there is a 48-megapixel Samsung GM1 primary sensor, an 8-megapixel ultra wide-angle lens and a 5-megapixel depth sensor. The camera sensors come with Zeiss optics and AI support. On the front, the Nokia 7.2 gets a 20-megapixel selfie camera. Notably, the Nokia 7.2 camera features a new portrait mode with a variety of Zeiss bokeh styles, called Zeiss Modern, Zeiss Swirl and Zeiss Smooth. The camera also supports AI-powered Night mode for low-light photography.Nokia 7.2 is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 660 chipset paired with up to 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The phone offers a triple card slot that supports two SIM card and a microSD card (up to 512GB). The Android One device ships with Android 9 Pie and is Android 10-ready. It packs a 3,500mAh battery and supports 10W charging over Type-C. The Nokia 8.2 measures 159.88×75.11×8.25 and weighs 180 grams.Nokia 6.2 specificationsThe Nokia 6.2 looks similar to the Nokia 7.2. It also gets a 6.3-inch FHD+ waterdrop PureDisplay on the front, a 2.5D Gorilla Glass 3 protection on the back and a polymer composite frame in the middle. It also sports a circular triple camera module on the back and a fingerprint sensor below that.Under the hood, the Nokia 6.2 comes with some upgrades over the Nokia 6.1. The processor, for example, has been upgraded from Snapdragon 430 to the Snapdragon 636 SoC. This chipset is paired with 3GB or 4GB of RAM. Storage options include 32GB, 64GB and 128GB with support for microSD expandability.The triple rear camera system includes a 16-megapixel f/1.8 primary sensor, an 8-megapixel ultra wide-angle lens and a 5-megapixel depth sensor. On the front, the Nokia 6.2 offers an 8-megapixel selfie snapper. The Nokia 6.2 also packs a 3,500mAh battery and runs on stock Android 9 Pie. It measures 159.8×75.1×8.2mm and weighs 180 grams.
Redmi Note 7 Pro is one of the best smartphone available under Rs 15,000 price bracket in India right now. This is what we said in the India Today Tech full review of the smartphone. The Note 7 Pro is a great device but the new Redmi Note 8 Pro looks even better. At least on papers. On Thursday Xiaomi sub-brand Redmi launches the Redmi Note 8 series in China. The series, like all previous Redmi Note series, includes the Redmi Note 8 and the Redmi Note 8 Pro. The star of the Redmi launch event on Thursday was the Redmi Note 8 Pro. On papers, the Redmi Note 8 Pro is a massive upgrade over the Redmi Note 7 Pro.The Redmi Note 8 Pro comes with a bigger screen than the Note 7 Pro. It comes with a bigger battery, fast charging support, more and better cameras, improved design, powerful chipset and so much more when compared to the Redmi Note 7 Pro. The most interesting bit is, despite sporting big upgrades the Redmi Note 8 Pro comes with the same price (launch price) as the Redmi Note 7 Pro. The China price of the Redmi Note 8 Pro starts at 1399 Yuan that roughly translates to around Rs 14,000. In India too the Redmi Note 8 Pro is expected to come with a similar price tag of around Rs 14,000. The Redmi Note 7 Pro sells with a starting price of Rs 13,999 in the country right now.So, what’s different between the new Redmi Note and the old one? Let’s take a quick look at all the differences between the Redmi Note 7 Pro and the Redmi Note 8 Pro.advertisement–The Redmi Note 8 Pro comes with a bigger screen compared to the Redmi Note 7 Pro. The Redmi Note 7 Pro sports a 6.3-inch full-HD+ LTPS display with screen resolution of 1080×2340 pixels and aspect ratio of 19.5:9. The Redmi Note 8 Pro comes with a 6.53-inch FHD+ display and offers 91.94 per cent screen-to-body ratio.–One similarity is both the Redmi Note 7 Pro and the Redmi Note 8 Pro come with Gorilla Glass 5 protection on the front as well as on the rear panel. The Gorilla Glass 5 protection not only makes the phones look beautiful, premium but also improve durability.–The Redmi Note 7 Pro comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon processor while the Redmi Note 8 Pro uses MediaTek processor. The Note 7 Pro runs Snapdragon 675 processor while the Redmi Note 8 Pro is powered by newly announced MediaTek Helio 90T chipset. It is worth noting that the Redmi Note 8 Pro is the first smartphone in the world to come with MediaTek Helio G90T chipset.–The Redmi Note 8 Pro comes with up to 8GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage support. The Redmi Note 7 Pro, on the other hand, comes with up to 6GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage.–One of the biggest upgrades Xiaomi has brought to the Redmi Note 8 Pro from the Redmi Note 7 Pro is in the camera department. The Redmi Note 7 Pro comes with 48MP Sony IMX586 primary camera while the Redmi Note 8 Pro comes with 64MP Samsung GW1 main image sensor. The Redmi Note 7 Pro comes with two cameras on the back panel while the Redmi Note 8 includes four cameras in total on the rear panel. The Redmi Note 8 Pro comes with primary 64MP Samsung GW1 sensor, 2MP depth sensor, 8MP Ultra Wide lens, and 2MP macro lens. In comparison, the Redmi Note 7 Pro comes with 48MP Sony IMX586 main image sensor and 5MP secondary sensor for portraits.–Xiaomi has also improved the front camera of the Redmi Note 8 Pro when compared to the Redmi Note 7 Pro. The Redmi Note 8 Pro comes with 20MP selfie shooter while the Redmi Note 7 Pro includes a 13MP selfie camera. The selfie camera of both the Redmi phones sits inside the Dot drop notch that sits on the top of the screen of the two smartphones.–The Redmi Note 8 Pro comes with 18W fast charger inside the box The Note 8 Pro also packs a bigger battery than Note 7 Pro. The Note 8 Pro comes with 4500mAh battery while the Redmi Note 7 Pro comes with 4000mAh battery setup.–Both the Redmi Note 7 Pro and the Redmi Note 8 Pro run Android 9 Pie based on MIUI 10 out-of-the-box.–The price now. In China, the Redmi Note 8 Pro comes in three variants — 6GB RAM + 64GB storage that costs 1399 Yuan (translates to Rs 14,000), 6GB + 128GB that costs 1599 Yuan (translates to Rs 16,000) and 8GB RAM + 128GB that costs 1799 Yuan (translates to Rs 18,000). In India too the price of the Redmi Note 8 Pro is expected to start from Rs 14,000. The starting price of Redmi Note 7 Pro in India is Rs 13,999. This price is for the 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The 6GB RAM + 64GB storage model and 6GB RAM + 128GB storage model of the Redmi Note 7 Pro is priced at Rs 14,999 and 16,999, respectively, in India. There’s still time for the Redmi Note 8 Pro to launch in India. Xiaomi India has confirmed that the Redmi Note 8 series will launch in India in two months.advertisementALSO READ | Redmi Note 8, Redmi Note 8 Pro launched: Key specs, official price, India launch time and more
India, the US and Japan on Thursday began the ‘Malabar 2019’ trilateral maritime exercise in the Pacific Ocean.The exercise, in which the Indian Navy has deployed two ships, will end on October 4.Defence sources said two frontline indigenously developed ships — INS Sahyadri, INS Kiltan –have been deployed for the exercise. Sahyadri is a multi-purpose guided missile frigate while the Kiltan is an anti-submarine warfare corvette.The Indian Navy’s Rear Admiral Suraj Berry, Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet, led the ships to Sasebo, Japan, where the exercise will be conducted.Apart from the ships, a P8I long-range maritime patrol aircraft was also sent to Japan for the exercise.Officials said the US Navy is being represented by USS McCampbell, a Los Angeles-class attack submarine and a P8A long range maritime patrol aircraft.The Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force has participated with the Izumo class helicopter destroyer JS Kaga, guided missile destroyers JS Samidare and Choukai and a P1 long-range maritime patrol aircraft.According to officials, the objective of Malabar 2019, which is being conducted for the 33rd time, is to further strengthen naval ties between the three countries. The exercise also aims to enhance cooperation and inter-operability, based on shared values and principles, between the three Navies.Complex maritime operations in the surface, sub-surface and air domains including anti-submarine warfare, anti-air and anti-surface firings, maritime interdiction operations will be conducted during the sea-phase of the exercise.Besides, official visits, professional interactions, sports fixtures and social events will also be conducted during the harbour phase.
Rafael Nadal edged closer to a maiden Paris Masters title as he ended local favourite Jo-Wilfried Tsonga’s resilience in a 7-6(4) 6-1 victory to reach the semi-finals on Friday.The 19-times grand slam champion, who will take over from Novak Djokovic as world number one on Monday, faced no break points in a ruthless display to set up a meeting with Canadian Denis Shapovalov.Shapovalov crushed Gael Monfils 6-2 6-2 to deny the Frenchman a spot in the ATP Finals, effectively handing the remaining ticket for the Nov. 10-17 showdown in London to Italian Matteo Berrettini.Djokovic brutally dismantled Greek seventh seed Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-1 6-2 to advance into the last four, where he will take on Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov, a solid 6-2 7-5 victor over Chile’s Cristian Garin.Forced to a tiebreak by Tsonga, Nadal stayed composed before the Frenchman lost confidence and allowed the Spaniard to race to a routine win at Bercy.Earlier, Djokovic showed no signs of the cold that had bothered him in his first two rounds to destroy Tsitsipas in under an hour.”I played one of the best matches of the season. I prepared myself very well for this match. I lost to Stefanos about three weeks ago in Shanghai,” said Djokovic.”And obviously I went through the videos and (got) understanding on what I did well, what I didn’t do so well, what I can do better.”Obviously different conditions, you know, indoors, but I managed to really start off well and didn’t really allow him too many opportunities to really come back.”advertisementEARLY BREAKThe 16-time grand slam champion raced through the first set and came close to handing Greek seventh seed Tsitsipas a bagel as he set up three set points at 5-0.Tsitsipas saved them but then surrendered the set with some awful shots.After securing an early break in the second set, Djokovic did not look back as he avenged his quarter-final loss to the Greek in the quarter-finals of the Shanghai Masters.Earlier Dimitrov, who had been struggling since being beaten in the U.S. Open semi-finals in September, overcame a second-set wobble to reach the last four.Dimitrov made a quick start as he broke Garin in his first service game. The Bulgarian bagged the opening set with another break in the eighth game as nerves got the better of Garin who was contesting his first Masters quarter-final.Dimitrov moved 2-0 up in the second set but Garin hit back with his first break of the match to level for 2-2 and he stole the 28-year-old’s serve again to lead 5-4.Dimitrov, however, broke straight back and wrapped it up on Garin’s serve on his first match point.Also Read | Roger Federer withdraws from inaugural ATP CupAlso See:
While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. There are a lot of numbers to choose from, but I tried to narrow it down to just eight. Here we go.1. Most points ever in LubbockHow about that? Ramon Richards notched the record. The 70 Oklahoma State posted on Saturday is the most that have ever been scored on Tech in Lubbock. More than the 2011 team which *only put up 66.That’s also the most points ever scored in a conference game by the Pokes.2. James Washington is sixth WR to post 200-yard dayAdChoices广告Dez Bryant (2x), Justin Blackmon (2x), Rashaun Woods (3x), Adarius Bowman, Curtis Mayfield and now Washington. Pretty special list.3. How rare is a 70+ to 50+ game?It’s only happened five other times since 2000 and just once between Power 5 schools. Unsurprisingly, this came in a Big 12 game between West Virginia and Baylor.Update: I can’t read. It happened twice. Arkansas-Kentucky too. Still, wild. 4. How about 1,304 yards?This was just the 21st game since 2000 in which both teams had 640 or more yards. OSU and Tech were also involved in one of the other ones (2003)5. Second-biggest comeback everOSU revived itself from 17 down in the second quarter. That’s the second-biggest comeback in school history.6. Just because this is hilariousJ.W. Walsh put up 218 yards by himself in the 4th quarter today on a total of 4 rushes + 2 passes.— Max Olson (@max_olson) November 1, 2015Over 200 yards on six plays? That was like two weeks’ worth of Mike Yurcich work earlier on this season.7. Seven in a row vs. RaidersThis is hard to believe, but Oklahoma State has won seven straight against Texas Tech (hasn’t lost since Zac was the QB in 2008!) and has posted 188 points in its last three trips to Lubbock. 188!8. Mason Rudolph had fourth-best QBROSU QBs ranked by QBR on Saturday …Austin Hays: 100 (perfect)J.W. Walsh: 99.7Chris Carson: 99.5Mason Rudolph: 56.8Speaking of Hays, he’s the first O-Stater since (at least 1982) to have a passing and receiving TD in the same game (according to OSU’s athletic dept.)
Things didn’t go as planned on Saturday night, but the Cowboys came out with a “punch ’em in the mouth” mentality. Devante Averette laid the wood on Alex Ross during a kick return, and CHUNKS of the helmet went flying after the big hit.That hit tho ?https://t.co/NRsd6u6DlL— Kyle Boone (@PFBoone) November 29, 2015 While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.AdChoices广告
Fall camp is rolling and we are less than three weeks away from the start of college football. Let’s look at a player who’s made strides from a physical standpoint and is now one of the elder statesmen among the running back group.How he got to OSUCarr was an undersized and unrecruited all-purpose back out of Temple High School (Texas) when Mike Gundy pulled up his YouTube highlights, with some assistance from one of his kids. Carr’s 5-foot-7, 170-pound frame seemed to keep college coaches away. But there was no arguing with his speed — a sub-4.40 40-yard dash — and his elusiveness on offense and special teams.The two Gundys reviewed the reel and decided Carr was a Division-I football player. Just like that, Carr was headed to Stillwater.AdChoices广告What he’s done in StillwaterCarr earned immediate playing time in a support role at tailback and as the featured kickoff returner. There were some growing pains but his physical gifts were apparent. Now, after two-plus years in the program, Carr has beefed up to 190 pounds and looks at a possible opening in the three-deep at running back.Role in 2017The competition for backup running back is one of the most important narratives driving fall camp. Gundy discussed the depth during OSU’s Media Day last week.“Carr is still there,” Gundy said. “He’s better than what he was. There will be a small role for him at times, and I like the freshmen.”His role as a “scatback” has been effective when used in certain situations. And he may figure into the return game like the last two seasons even though Tyron Johnson says he will have a role returning kicks as well.“I’ve liked the guys we’ve had here,” Gundy continued. “I think Carr has been here long enough that we understand what his role is.” Gundy admitted that they haven’t made a decision on running depth but will in the coming practices.Noteworthy stats and highlightsCarr led all running backs with an average of 6.9 yards per carry last season albeit in a limited role. But he’s shown his playmaking ability in spurts including this memorable touchdown against TCU in 2015. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.