The Write Stuff: A Hot Date

first_img October 13, 2016 at 7:43 am Log in to Reply Log in to Reply “For File naming, I usually use the big-endian format preferred by Max although I’ve found that I’m not always consistent. Fortunately I don’t have as many files as Max does to keep track of.nnFor dates within documents I usually use dd MMM yyyy. That is Log in to Reply Clive”Max”Maxfield says: October 5, 2016 at 4:27 pm modal1 says: Log in to Reply January 5, 2017 at 10:55 pm “Glad someone was able to make this work. I tried to show this with a walk-through here: is actually 7 foils; the walk-through starts on page 2.” “I date as YYYYMMDD using numbers and for single digits add a zero fill Example, “July 4, 1776″ would be written 17760704. When labeling files, I’ll use this type of date as a prefix.” “Say, did anyone try my trick of setting up part of your copyright statement with “Date = yyyy”. If you did, then your copyright came up automatically with the current year. E.g.: Copyright 2004-2017.nSet this up in your docs (headers/footers, boilerpl Log in to Reply hph_my_former_name_revisited says: Log in to Reply October 5, 2016 at 9:30 pm Rummaging through my desk the other day, I ran across a receipt dated 07/07/07. This slot machine roll on the calendar made me smile; not just for its winning jackpot quality, but because this is the one date that would be read the same way on every continent on Earth.No doubt you adhere to some convention for expressing a date, but which one? Much of the world including Europe, Asia, Australia, and Latin America uses a “little-endian” format: day, month, year. The convention followed in China and Japan may be thought of as “big-endian”: year, month, day. If you hail from one of those places, you might think two formats are more than enough. Alas, the US — determined not to be left out of the “dating” scene — uses something that might be called “middle-endian”: month, day, year.What’s a mother to do?Putting a date on material is something most everyone does. It’s an easy and obvious way of tracking progress and versions. The format I use for this borrows from little-endian ordering, but uses alpha characters to express the month. Written in that style, the triple-seven date would be 07Jul2007.I like this for several reasons: this is an extremely compact form and uses no spaces or special characters. It is completely unambiguous; it’s understood around the world; and is never confused with another date. It makes a very reliable date stamp.Since I use Microsoft Word to create a number of documents, it’s handy to have Word express dates in this format and update them automatically. For that you need “Fields” (Microsoft’s term for variables). In the latest version of Word, you can find them using Insert > Quick Parts > Field… As you will see, there are dozens of fields, but the ones required for this task come from the collection of “Date and Time” fields — I find Date and SaveDate to be the most useful.All it takes to make this work is the formatting code that Word uses to express dates. Select the SaveDate field in the Field tool and enter ddMMMyyyy , where dd = two digits for the day; MMM = month using three alpha characters; and yyyy = four digits for the year.I suspect most people already have a convention they use with their documents and are not inclined to change their date formats at this late date (pun intended — sorry). However, there’s one trick many people might find handy: in the copyright statement — often in the page footer or disclaimer page — I use the Date field with just the year specified as yyyy . If any of these documents are opened after January 1, the date in the copyright will already show the new year (Click Here to see a walk-through of the Word GUI used to set this up).How about you? What date format(s) do you use and how do you employ it/them?Related posts: The Write Stuff: Using text-to-speech for proofreading “I did try this by just entering the formula and I struggled to get anything to work. nnI managed to get just the year by going to Quick Parts| Field | Date | 1/11/2017 (or whatever the current date is) and then “M/d/yyyy” appears in the space belo Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must Register or Login to post a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. “The Reason I prefer YYYY-MM-DD to YY-MM-DD is that I don’t want all my files to get jumbled up when the next millennium rolls around:nn99-12-31 to 00-01-01 will leave 00-01-01 on topnn2099-12-31 to 2100-01-01 will leave everything as God (or my mom — antedeluvian says: October 5, 2016 at 9:25 pm Continue Reading Previous My most influential ICsNext Unlocking the power of AI for all developers October 12, 2016 at 7:43 pm “What Colin said. I’ve been naming my folders and files with the format:nnYYMMDD_someTextDescription.xxxnnfor many years after realizing how convenient it was to have them sorted in chronological order when viewed in a file browser. And unlike Max, I “Arggh — not millennium — I mean the next century — I plan to have departed this plane of existence by the turn of the next millennium” Log in to Reply Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Solutions Log in to Reply October 5, 2016 at 9:29 pm “All this presumes a universality of date. According to Simon Winchester (in his book “Pacific”)until 1950 the Japanese all celebrated their birthdays on 1 January. In another chapter he points out that the North Korean years are counted from the birth o mosspp says: “Like Max, I strongly prefer a date style that is sortable and tend to use YYMMDD. This is favored by people in Sweden and Japan and is also the basis of the ISO date format, I believe.” October 7, 2016 at 10:20 pm “I have a humongous number of files on my system, including multiple articles from multiple writers. The way I organize them is to have a folder for each publication (,, etc.).nnUnder these folders I have folders for each writer b “I’m currently reading “But What if We’re Wrong” — I’m just up the the section where the author explains about some conspiracy theories that hundreds of years were “written out of the record” by various groups Clive”Max”Maxfield says: Colin Walls says: 14 thoughts on “The Write Stuff: A Hot Date” rdgreen says: “most useful for sorting is IMHO:nn a sorted birthday_list would prefernthe american format mm/dd/yyyy , of course.nn” “If I have to think about it then I would plumb for the engineering standard standard ISO format.nnFrom the Python docs: ISO 8601 format, YYYY-MM-DDTHH:MM:SS.mmmmmm or, if microsecond is 0, YYYY-MM-DDTHH:MM:SS “ Log in to Reply Log in to Reply elizabethsimon says: January 11, 2017 at 6:30 pm Log in to Reply October 5, 2016 at 5:08 pm October 5, 2016 at 4:52 pm October 14, 2016 at 1:54 pm rdgreen says: Log in to Reply Log in to Reply January 11, 2017 at 7:42 pm October 12, 2016 at 9:36 pm Clive”Max”Maxfield says: PaddyMcCarthy says: Clive”Max”Maxfield says: Log in to Reply antedeluvian says: last_img read more

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ROHM: ultra-compact contactless current sensor featuring minimum power loss

first_img Continue Reading Previous MACOM debuts new ultra-low phase noise amplifierNext Readers’ choice: The top 10 articles of 2018 ROHM has recently announced the availability of the industry’s smallest contactless current sensor, the BM14270MUV-LB. It achieves minimum power loss (no heat generation) in an ultra-compact size, making it ideal for industrial equipment and consumer devices that detect operating conditions via current, including battery-driven drones, solar power systems, and servers in data centers requiring high power.In recent years, the growing worldwide awareness of energy conservation and safety together with environmental regulations require improved safety measures and power measurement in high power applications such as servers in data centers and solar power systems. This results in an increased demand for current sensors. However, conventional current sensors using hall elements typically feature large current consumption and low sensitivity, making it necessary to draw current within the sensing element itself. As such until now there were no current sensors on the market that provided high reliability and low loss in a compact form factor.ROHM has developed a current sensor utilizing a high sensitivity low current MI element that allows for completely contactless current detection. The BM14270MUV-LB was developed by combining ROHM’s industry-leading semiconductor production and sensor control technologies with Aichi Steel’s MI (Magneto-Impedance) element. The result is a contactless current sensor that eliminates the need to draw current within the sensor to measure it. The sensor itself consumes very low current (0.07mA – 100x smaller than conventional products) and comes in the industry’s smallest size (3.5mm2 ). In addition, a disturbance magnetic field cancellation function is included to protect against noise, making shielding unnecessary. Digital output from the built-in A/D converter reduces MCU load, facilitating easy current monitoring. These features allow users to easily detect the current of virtually any application with high reliability, from compact battery-driven devices to high power industrial equipment.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components last_img read more

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EKF: in-line board mount uninterruptible power supply

first_img Continue Reading Previous Understanding the real limits of current AI technologyNext Clientron to exhibit latest embedded computing solutions at embedded world 2019 EKF presents the SRU-UPS, a short time power backup solution housed on a 100x160mm2 Eurocard, suitable e.g. for CompactPCI Serial backplanes or other 19-inch based systems. Used in addition (in-line) to a PSU, it can be regarded as uninterruptible power supply. Under normal conditions the SRU-UPS bypasses the 12V power rail and charges the on-board Supercapacitors. When a power fail situation occurs, the SRU-UPS sustains regulated 12V/5A on its output for at least 14s, sufficient for a controlled shutdown without loss of data.The SRU-UPS is also a backup solution for short power failures. During normal operation, the input voltage is forwarded to the SRU-UPS output with a small loss of <0.3V. When the UPS detects an under-voltage condition (<11.5V) on its power input, output power will be generated by a DC/DC converter instead, derived from an array of on-board ultra-capacitors.The SRU-UPS is equipped with a PwrBlade backplane connector. EKF offers suitable CompactPCI Serial backplanes with two adjacent PwrBlade® slots for both a removable power supply and the SRU-UPS card.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules last_img read more

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Former Test opener Jamshed banned for ten years over spot-fixing

first_imgLahore, Aug 17 (AFP) Pakistan cricket banned former Test opener Nasir Jamshed for ten years today on multiple charges of spot fixing, wrapping up a 16-month investigation into a wide-ranging scandal that rocked the Pakistan Super League. Jamshed, 28, is the sixth player to be banned following the scandal that tainted the Twenty20 tournament in only its second year, and was described by cricket authorities as its lynchpin. “Today’s decision against Jamshed wraps up the fixing saga and the tribunal has banned him for ten years on multiple charges,” said Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) legal adviser Taffazul Rizvi in footage shared by the PCB on Twitter. Spot-fixing refers to illegal activity in a sport where a specific part of a game is fixed, unlike match-fixing, where the whole result is fixed. Jamshed was first banned for 12 months in December last year after he was found guilty of non-cooperation with the tribunal investigating allegations of spot-fixing. This year, he faced five further charges related to fixing, all of which were proven said Rizvi, who said it was “a matter of sadness that another player has spoiled his career.” Swashbuckling opener Sharjeel Khan, Khalid Latif, Mohammad Irfan, Mohammad Nawaz, and Nasir Jamshed have also been given bans of varying lengths. Regarded as a talented left-hander, Jamshed played two Tests, 48 one-day and 18 Twenty20 internationals for Pakistan. He hit three consecutive one-day hundreds against India in 2012. His career nosedived during the 2015 World Cup where he was found overweight and mocked at during fielding, managing just five runs in three matches.advertisement Jamshed and his lawyer Hasan Warraich had rejected the charges.Rizvi said Jamshed will not be allowed to hold any office even after the ban expires. “His name will be put on the list of avoided people,” he said. (AFP) AHAHlast_img read more

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Aaron Ramsey scores wonder goal as Arsenal F.C. hit five past Fulham

first_imgAaron Ramsey scored a wonder goal while Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette scored two goals each to power Arsenal to a 5-1 win over Fulham in the Premier League on Sunday.Lacazette opened the scoring in the 29th minute before Andre Schurrle equalised just before the halfway mark. However, four minutes into the second half Lacazette put Arsenal back in lead before Ramsey and Aubameyang piled on the agony on Fulham.Ramsey produced a contender for goal of the season to underline why he will be such a loss if, as expected, he leaves the club when his contract expires at the end of the season.The 27-year-old midfielder began and ended a wonderful free-flowing move at Craven Cottage to score Arsenal’s third just 39 seconds after coming on as a 67th-minute substitute. Alexandre Lacazette scored the first two goals for Arsenal (AP Photo)First he dinked the ball over a defender deep in his own half before running on to make two key headers around the halfway line to allow the push forward to keep its momentum.Finally he met Aubameyang’s low cross with a delicate flick with the inside of his boot to beat Marcus Bettinelli in the Fulham goal and conjure memories of the sort of goals Dutch great Johan Cruyff used to score.”It was an important goal for Aaron and an important goal for us,” said manager Unai Emery with more than a touch of understatement.”The best performer for us is every player.”With Ramsey also providing a superb through ball to set up Aubameyang’s second — and Arsenal’s fifth — his contribution to the win was immense, with all five of Arsenal’s goals beautifully worked.advertisementEarlier this month, Ramsey’s representatives Avid Sports & Entertainment Group confirmed he is likely to depart as a free agent at the end of the season after the club chose not to continue discussions over a new contract.”There is nothing we can do, the club made a decision. Life goes on,” it said in a tweet which has since been deleted. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang also scored a brace (AP Photo)Although Emery has said he would like to keep Ramsey, who is Arsenal’s longest serving player after joining in 2008, Arsenal are keen to keep their 200 million pound ($262 million) wage bill under control and look willing to allow the Welshman to leave on a free transfer, just as Jack Wilshere did during the close season.Yet, even if Ramsey does leave, Emery is clearly not short of midfield options, with Alex Iwobi impressing before being replaced by the Welshman and Germany’s Mesut Ozil to come back in after missing Sunday’s game with injury.”Our performance over the 90 minutes was very important; to be together and with our performance we found each moment and each player,” said Emery.The win was Arsenal’s ninth in succession in all competitions — their best run since stringing together eight successive wins from March to April 2015 — and put them into the top four.”I believe in us, we believe in our process but also we must keep taking confidence. I think we are in the first competition in the war. It is very difficult but we must prepare, continue improving and show big commitment,” said Emery.(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more

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Mark Taylor resigns from Cricket Australia’s board of directors

first_imgFormer Australia captain Mark Taylor on Monday stepped down from his post in Cricket Australia’s (CA) board of directors.Taylor’s resignation comes four days after board chairman David Peever stepped down, his position having become untenable in the wake of the Longstaff review, which was commissioned following the Cape Town ball-tampering scandal.The 54-year-old Taylor, the board’s longest-serving director, said he had been struggling to sleep soundly since the findings of the review were released a week ago.He was also fatigued after a tumultuous 18 months in Australian cricket, featuring an acrimonious pay dispute with players last year and the ball-tampering crisis in South Africa in March.”Over the last 13 years, but particularly the last 18 months, there’s been a lot in this role as a director of Cricket Australia. And it’s taken its toll on me,” Taylor told a news conference.”Over the last two weeks, even more so. And I’ve got to the stage where I don’t think I can give any more. I’ve lost the energy and I think it’s time for someone to fill my shoes.”Read – Stung by Longstaff report, Cricket Australia Chairman David Peever steps downTaylor had been touted as a possible successor for Peever by Australian cricket doyens but ruled himself out of the role last week, citing media commitments with local broadcaster Nine Network.He said he had struggled to repair relations between the players union and CA, poisoned during negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement and further strained by the Cape Town scandal, which led to suspensions for former captain Steve Smith and two other players.advertisement”I sit in sometimes an interesting position as a former player, board director and also a broadcaster,” Taylor said.”It can be a very tricky position and often very hard in trying to get the balance right in saying too much or saying not enough. Balancing those positions is tough and it takes it out of you.”LITANY OF CHANGESTaylor is the third member of the CA board to quit in the last six months, following Peever and former director Bob Every, who resigned in May over disagreements with Peever’s leadership.Also Read – Cricket Australia described as ‘arrogant’ and ‘controlling’ in commission reportThe board is currently chaired on an interim basis by Earl Eddings until CA decides on a permanent replacement.Taylor hoped he could be replaced by a former player and suggested there was a good opportunity for a woman to take his role on the male-dominated board.The resignation continues the litany of changes at the top of Australian cricket, with Kevin Roberts having replaced long-serving CEO James Sutherland last month, new captains appointed to the nationals teams and a new head coach in Justin Langer.The men’s national teams have yet to recover from the ball-tampering scandal, with the test side losing two of their last three matches and the one-day side 17 of their last 19 following their defeat to South Africa in Perth on Sunday.”I think it’s a great opportunity for a reset in Australian cricket, to make that change that everybody talks about,” Taylor added.”It’s a good opportunity, obviously with our men’s team struggling, for all of us to change for the good and start working out how we can actually work together for the good of Australian cricket.”(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more

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Book on history of women’s cricket to be out on Nov 30

first_imgNew Delhi, Nov 5 (PTI) A book on history of women’s cricket in India will hit the stands on November 30, announced Westland Publications on Monday. The book, titled ‘The Fire Burns Blue: A History of Women’s Cricket in India’, is co-authored by sports journalists Karunya Keshav and Sidhanta Pathak. Claiming to provide an elaborate narrative of the game, right from its origin to the present day, the book, as per the author, would be peppered with rare photographs in a bid to re-iterate the highs and lows of the early years of women’s cricket. It would talk about the numerous “twist and turns” of women’s cricket, including the early days of pioneers like Diana Eduljee and Shantha Rangaswamy in the early ’70s and the stars of today like Mithali Raj and Harmanpreet Kaur.”Women’s cricket in India has been built on the hard work and a wonderful can-do spirit of some incredible, multi-faceted women. “Their journeys are inspiring and entertaining. At a time when the game is changing, and the understanding of women’s voice in society itself is changing, we wanted to celebrate their lives and remember their achievements beyond what the scorecards did,” Karuna Keshav, co-author of the book, said. The book will be launched as part of the publishing house’s new imprint, Westland Sport.”This is the first comprehensive history of women’s cricket that documents the entire gamut of the women’s game starting from its humble beginnings, its spirited journey through its early years to the present-day when truly, the game has come of age,” Associate Editor (WestLand) Karthik Venkatesh said. PTI MGadvertisement MG MAHMAHlast_img read more

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Predrag Mijatovic criticises Gareth Bale for lacking leadership qualities

first_imgFormer Real Madrid striker Predrag Mijatovic criticised Gareth Bale for lacking leadership qualities and hit out at coach Santiago Solari after the club’s La Liga title ambitions were dented by Thursday’s 2-2 draw at Villarreal.Real’s record signing Bale had to be substituted at halftime after a knock when his side was 2-1 up and Solari later took off playmaker Luka Modric, who had been ill with flu in the build-up to the game.Veteran midfielder Santi Cazorla then scored for the second time in the game by heading in an equaliser with eight minutes remaining, leaving Madrid in fourth place in the standings and seven points adrift of leaders Barcelona.”What keeps happening with Bale is a real shame. I like him a lot as a player but he is nowhere near being the leader of the team after Cristiano Ronaldo left,” Mijatovic told Spanish radio station Cadena Ser.”It’s worrying that he gets injured so often.”Bale, who has scored only four goals in the league this season, has been injured over 20 times since his 105 million euro signing from Tottenham Hotspur in 2013.Take a look inside our dressing room! #RMLiga Madrid C.F. (@realmadriden) January 3, 2019Although he has not suffered any serious injuries this campaign, he has been substituted 15 times in all competitions, sparking concerns about his ability to last 90 minutes.Mijatovic, scorer of the goal which won the 1998 Champions League final for Madrid over Juventus, also criticised Real coach Solari for removing Modric and said he has not enjoyed watching his former side this season.advertisement”If a player starts a game and feels good and doesn’t ask to be substituted, I can’t understand why you would take him off. He made a big mistake by taking off Modric,” he said.”I am struggling to watch Real Madrid this season. They played well in the first half (against Villarreal) then when we thought they were going to kick on they played a disastrous second half with no gameplan.”They have taken a step back in the league this season. I don’t think it’s a problem of attitude, but more one of impotence. The way they are playing does not make me feel optimistic.”Mijatovic’s feelings were echoed in the Spanish media.”It was like tearing your hair out,” said newspaper Marca of Madrid’s performance, also describing the team’s campaign, in which they sacked coach Julen Lopetegui in October, as “a recurring nightmare.”Also Watch:last_img read more

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India vs New Zealand: Mithali Raj’s India look to seal ODI series vs White Ferns

first_imgMithali Raj & Co. will look for a win in the second one-day international in Mount Maunganui when they face New Zealand to consolidate their position in the ICC women’s championship table and seal the three-match ODI series.India made a confident start to the series with a commanding win in the first match in Napier, which is part of the ICC Women’s Championship series, thrashing New Zealand by nine wickets.Ahead of the series, Indian women’s cricket had found itself in the middle of a furore when ODI skipper Mithali Raj and then coach Ramesh Powar had a fallout during the semifinal of the T20 World Cup in West Indies.It eventually led to the exit of Powar and appointment of WV Raman as head coach.Under Raman, the Indian team dished out a dominating performance, outclassing the hosts in all three departments in the series-opener.The spin trio of Ekta Bisht (3/32), Poonam Yadav (3/42) and Deepti Sharma (2/27) resistricted the New Zealand batswomen to 192 in 48.4 overs before openers Smriti Mandhana and Jemimah Rodrigues steered the side home with a 190-run stand — India’s third-best for the first wicket in ODIs.Mandhana played a starring role, hitting her fourth ODI century as India overhauled the target in 33 overs to improve their position to fourth in the ICC championship table, which will determine qualifiers for the 2021 World Cup.A win in the second ODI will seal the series and be a fitting revenge for the Indian team, which had lost the home leg of the ICC Women’s Championship series 1-2 to New Zealand during the last cycle that ran from 2014-2016.advertisementNew Zealand, on the other hand, are ranked second in the ICC Women’s Championship table and are guaranteed direct entry into the 50-over World Cup being the hosts.In the first ODI, the Kiwis have looked clueless against India, a team that ended the hosts’ hope of qualifying for the knockouts at the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 and the Women’s World T20 last year.Time to net #NZvIND #cricketnation #culturescombined FERNS (@WHITE_FERNS) January 27, 2019New Zealand’s batting was in disarray in the opening match with most batswomen failing to capitalise on starts.Opener Suzie Bates (36) and skipper Amy Satterthwaite (31) were the top-scorers for New Zealand in the first match and they would hope to convert these starts in the second ODI.”We need to keep backing our abilities and play with more confidence. It is a bit of a mental challenge for us to step up against India,” skipper Satterthwaite had said after the first ODI.”Not relying on a couple of players, whole batting order needs to contribute. Also need to back all our bowlers to execute.”Squads: India: Mithali Raj (capt), Tanya Bhatia (wk), Ekta Bisht, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Jhulan Goswami, Dayalan Hemlatha, Mansi Joshi, Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana, Mona Meshram, Shikha Pandey, Punam Raut, Jemimah Rodrigues, Deepti Sharma, Poonam Yadav.New Zealand: Amy Satterthwaite (capt), Suzie Bates, Bernadine Bezuidenhout (wk), Sophie Devine, Lauren Down, Maddy Green, Holly Huddleston, Leigh Kasperek, Amelia Kerr, Katie Perkins, Anna Peterson, Hannah Rowe, Lea Tahuhu.last_img read more

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro sells for Rs 12,999 in Mi Days Sale, should you buy it or wait for Redmi Note 7

first_imgXiaomi is selling some of its phones with big discounts in India for a few days in a sale on Flipkart that the company is calling it the Mi Days Sale. It’s a limited period sale. During the sale, popular Xiaomi phones like the Redmi Note 6 Pro, the Redmi Note 5 Pro, the Redmi 6, and the Poco F1 are selling with big discounts. All the offers are pretty great but the deal on the Redmi Note 6 Pro is the one that particularly stands out. The Redmi Note 6 Pro is selling at its lowest ever price of Rs 12,999.Now that is tempting. The problem, however, is the Redmi Note 7 that is supposed to be out in India fairly soon, or rather as early as the first half of February.Launched not so long ago, the Redmi Note 6 Pro is a great all-rounder phone available under Rs 15,000 in India right now. It is a powerhouse and its front and rear cameras capture quite nice pictures with spot on colours. Like almost all Redmi phones the Redmi Note 6 Pro also offers great battery backup. It is capable of easily lasting for a day or slightly more than that on single charge.At the launch price of Rs 13,999, the Redmi Note 6 Pro was already a good value for money phone. And now with Rs 1,000 price cut, the deals have become even better. But as the discounted price is a part of the Mi Days sale, the offer is a limited one. During the Mi Days sale the Redmi Note 6 is selling for a starting price of Rs 12,999. This price is for the base model that comes packed with 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage. Meanwhile, the top end model of the Redmi Note 6 Pro that packs 6GB RAM and 64GB storage is selling for Rs 14,999 after Rs 1,000 discount.advertisementIf you urgently want a good all-rounder phone under Rs 15,000, I think you can go for the Redmi Note 6 Pro right now. The Mi Days sale is live right now and will end on January 30. But, if you aren’t in a hurry, my suggestion is that you should wait for the Redmi Note 7 that is expected to hit the Indian stores in February. Xiaomi India has officially announced the coming of Redmi Note 7. And I expect the Redmi Note 7 to launch in India in the first half of February.Redmi Note 6 Pro vs Redmi Note 7: Why waitAs the successor to the Redmi Note 6, the Redmi Note 7 is an upgraded version of the predecessor in almost every aspect. And while it lacks Pro moniker, don’t let that worry you. Despite lacking Pro in its name, the Redmi Note 7 seems better than the Redmi Note 6 Pro in almost every way. Whether it is the camera, the hardware, the design, the Redmi Note 7 is a better phone in every manner possible. This is the first Redmi Note phone to sport a waterdrop style notch, slimmer bezels, and gradient finish design so it even looks slick. Until now most Redmi Note phones came with basic design, including the Redmi Note 6 Pro. In fact, in terms of overall design the Redmi Note 6 Pro is not very different from the Redmi Note 5. Especially from the back both the Redmi Note 6 Pro and the Redmi Note 5 Pro look the same.The Redmi Note 7 is seemingly as beautiful as it can get. The gradient finish on the back gives a premium touch to the phone.The main camera is another highlight of the Redmi Note 7. It’s not that the Note 6 Pro has shabby cameras. When launched, this was the first Redmi phone to come with dual-camera module on both front and rear. In my review I mentioned that the Redmi Note 6 Pro was a phone with one of the best cameras under Rs 20,000. But it looks like that the Redmi Note 7 will be even better. The Redmi Note 7 comes with a 48MP main camera, which uses a Samsung GM1 Isocell sensor. In other words, it may offer better low-light performance. There’s also a secondary 5MP camera for capturing portrait pictures. On the front the Redmi Note 7 includes a 13-megapixel camera which comes paired with lots of AI-based features.Then there is the processor. The Redmi Note 7 uses a faster 2.2GHz Snapdragon 660 octa-core SoC coupled with Adreno 512 GPU.And finally, the price. I expect that despite featuring improvements, the Redmi Note 7 is likely to cost less than what you pay for the Redmi 6 Pro or at least similar. In China, the Redmi Note 7 comes for a starting price of 999 yuan which roughly translates to Rs 10,500. In India too I expect the Redmi Note 7 to be priced around 12,000 or Rs 13,000, which is pretty close to the India price of the Redmi Note 6 Pro. So overall, the Redmi Note 7 is expected to be priced similar (almost) to the Redmi Note 6 Pro and it also offers better value. This is why waiting for this Redmi Note phone makes more sense if you aren’t looking to buy urgently and can wait for a few more weeks.advertisementALSO READ | Xiaomi trumps Samsung to become India’s No 1 smartphone brand in 2018ALSO READ | Xiaomi Redmi Go price revealed ahead of February launchALSO READ | Xiaomi Redmi X with in-display fingerprint sensor launch teased for February 15last_img read more

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IPL 2019: Time away from the game is helping me now, says World Cup-bound Hardik Pandya

first_imgHardik Pandya’s 21 runs of Pawan Negi’s 19th over for Mumbai Indians to overcome a tricky chase against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League 2019 match on Monday was yet another instance of the all rounder’s unmatched ability to finish games. This was the fifth instance in this IPL that Hardik’s ability to up the ante in a short burst proved decisive.Pandya’s ability to switch gears at will towards the end overs is going to be crucial for India at the 2019 World Cup. The Mumbai Indians all-rounder was named in the 15-man squad announced on Monday in Mumbai. Add his bowling ability and genuine all-round skills, Hardik becomes a crucial match-winning resource in India’s World Cup team.Important to keep hitting the ball well in the lead up to World Cup: HardikApproaching his first World Cup, Hardik wants to keep it ticking. “It’s pretty important to keep hitting the ball well because the World Cup is a big stage. This is the first time I will be playing. I was out of the game for some time and it was important to keep hitting,” he spoke in Mumbai after the win against RCB.Playing down his success ratio of finding and clearing the boundary in pressure situations, Hardik says that’s precisely his role. “I have been doing this for the past four years now. That’s my role for any team that I play for. I practice the same thing in nets. It’s all about handling situations and if you are smart enough then more often, you will get the result that you desire,” he said.advertisementTime away gave some time for my body and game: HardikA brief period of suspension and the criticism that followed could have easily bogged down another player. Not Hardik. The in-form all-rounder has come back strong from the Koffee With Karan controversy that cast doubts on his international cricket future.Asked about learning lessons from the enforced break, Hardik replied dismissively, “Nothing it’s ok. Everyone has a setback and I got to improve.”A more considered and remorseful stance would have earned him some brownie points but that’s not his personality.”It gave some time for my body and game. And the time I was out is helping me right now. I am in good mind space and everything is coming right,” he added.This will be his first brush with a 50-over World Cup but Hardik has played long enough at the highest level and was part of a World T20 at home and Champions Trophy in England, two years back. It’s with those lessons from the good and bad from India’s Champions trophy campaign that Hardik is looking to improve.”Learnings are a lot. It’s (Champions trophy) in the past and as a cricketer I have changed. But the conditions (in World Cup) we will have to see because the last time people told me that it will be swinging and it will be cold and I realised, I hadn’t played on such flat wickets before. So it depends on the conditions and situations that we play in. If it’s the same as it was last time in Champions trophy, it will be a help,” he said.Hardik said he wanted to continue what he has been doing for this long in the lead up to the 2019 World Cup. Simply put, he doesn’t want to complicate things.”Cricket is the same whether it’s the World Cup or IPL. I have always followed my basics and that’s what has got success for me and I will keep backing myself that way,” he said.Also Read | RCB didn’t bowl well in the Powerplay: Hardik Pandya after MI winAlso Read | MI vs RCB Highlights, IPL 2019: Mumbai crush Bangalore by 5 wicketsAlso See:last_img read more

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Stuttgart Open: Naomi Osaka pulls out of semis with injury

first_imgWorld number one Naomi Osaka has pulled out of Saturday’s semi-finals at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart after failing to recover from an abdominal injury she suffered in her quarter-final match.The top seed’s withdrawal gives her opponent Anett Kontaveit a walkover and the Estonian goes through to Sunday’s final where she will face the Czech Republic’s Petra Kvitova.”I’m really sorry I’m not able to compete for the semis today,” Osaka said. “I unfortunately got injured yesterday and I was waiting till today to see if I could get better.”But unfortunately, I didn’t. I’m really sorry for everyone that came out and I hope to see you next year and I hope to play next year.”Thank you @PorscheTennis and the amazing fans for this incredible time, I’ll do my best to get back healthy. I love you and see you soon (@Naomi_Osaka_) April 27, 2019The two-times Grand Slam champion had pulled off an epic comeback from 1-5 down in the final set on Friday when she beat Croatian Donna Vekic 6-3 4-6 7-6(4) despite struggling on the clay surface, making 45 unforced errors.Saturday’s other semi-final went the distance as world number three Kvitova beat Kiki Bertens 7-6(3) 3-6 6-1 in an engrossing physical battle that clocked two hours.Both players exchanged breaks of serve early in the opening set and the pair looked to use every inch of the court and the indoor stadium with one of Kvitova’s lobs hitting the roof of the Porsche-Arena to give Bertens the point.advertisementBertens then saved set points on her serve, preventing Kvitova from breaking her, to take the first set into a tiebreak. But Kvitova controlled proceedings to win the decider.However, Bertens raised her game in the second set and stormed back into the match with a mixture of powerful baseline shots and delicate chips which had Kvitova scampering around the court to keep up with the Dutchwoman.Kvitova regained control and broke twice in the final set to take a quick 5-0 lead, putting Bertens on the back foot with deep cross-court shots. The Czech even employed serve-and-volley to take points off her bewildered opponent.Bertens never recovered and despite successfully serving to stay in the match and getting on the scoreboard, Kvitova served out to win the match and book her place in the final.”I’m always playing three-setters with Kiki so I didn’t expect anything easier today,” Kvitova said after she reached her fourth final of the year. “I’m just glad I was able to stay in the rallies and return her serve.”I really had to be patient and I had to wait for a good shot to go for the winner. Overall, I was pretty good on the legs (to move around the court) today.”Also Read | Andy Murray optimistic he can play this year, says mother JudyAlso Read | Rafael Nadal shines in comfortable victory over Ferrer in BarcelonaAlso Seelast_img read more

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This is OnePlus 7 Pro with bezel-less display and 3 cameras, official renders leaked

first_imgThe OnePlus 7 series is launching on May 14 and the company has already confirmed that there will be a Pro model. The OnePlus 7 Pro will bring a lot of the same hardware as the regular OnePlus 7, but with a few bonus features. With the OnePlus 7 Pro, you can expect a notchless curved display with a pop-up selfie camera and a triple camera setup on the back. This week, we get to see what the OnePlus 7 Pro will really look like thanks to some leaked official renders courtesy a couple of well-known tipsters.Both Roland Quandt of WinFuture and tipter Ishan Agarwal posted what look like official renders of the OnePlus 7 Pro around the same time on Thursday. The pictures keep in line with what past reports have told us, and there is good reason to believe this will be the final design of the OnePlus 7 Pro. We see a nearly bezel-free curved display and Quandt reports that OnePlus has managed to reduce the chin even further, making it supremely thin, something other manufacturers have been unable to accomplish.Exclusive: Here is your first look at the official renders of the #OnePlus7 Pro Nebula Blue and Mirror Grey variants! Looks good, doesn’t it? Curved Screen and a triple camera setup at the back with #OnePlus written below. Your thoughts? #OnePlus7Pro #GoBeyondSpeed Agarwal (@ishanagarwal24) May 2, 2019Based on previous leaks, the OnePlus 7 Pro will offer a 6.67-inch AMOLED display with a QHD+ (3120×1440) resolution. OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has referred to the display as a “breakthrough panel” possibly because it is rumoured to come with a 90Hz refresh rate for a super smooth experience similar to what you get on some gaming phones like the Razer Phone.advertisementThe glass back panel is curved as well, which comes as no surprise. We see a vertical triple camera setup with the LED flash just below and the OnePlus logo below the flash. As per the WinFuture report, the camera system will include a 48MP primary sensor with f/1.6 aperture, a 16MP ultra wide-angle secondary camera and an 8MP telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom. The selfie camera that sits within a pop-up mechanism will offer a 16MP f/2.0 sensor.The OnePlus 7 Pro is said to come in Nebula Blue and Mirror Black colours as the renders show. Agarwal also claims that there will be an Almond colour option as well, although there are no renders for that option.Both the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro are expected to pack a Snapdragon 855 chipset. The regular OnePlus 7 may come with up to 8GB of RAM, while the OnePlus 7 Pro will offer up to 12GB of memory. The OnePlus 7 Pro is also said to house a larger 4,000mAh battery and both the models are tipped to support 30W Warp Charge fast charging. Lastly, only the Pro model is said to come with a 5G variant as well.The OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro will be announced on May 14 at several locations simultaneously. In India, the company will be holding the launch event in Bengaluru. Fans can also pre-book the OnePlus 7 Pro in India starting May 3 at 12pm by purchasing a OnePlus 7 Pro gift card of Rs 1,000 on Amazon India. Pre-bookings for the OnePlus 7 Pro will end on May 7 at 11:59pm.ALSO READ | OnePlus 7 Pro pre-booking starts from May 3, to launch on May 14last_img read more

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India can’t afford to take time to settle down vs South Africa, says Michael Clarke

first_imgFormer Australia captain Michael Clarke has said India will have to settle into their ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 opening match quickly as he expects battered South Africa to play positive cricket in Southampton on Wednesday.Clarke, the captain of Australia’s World Cup-winning team in 2015, said South Africa have had time to understand the conditions better and that India will have to adapt quickly in order to avoid being caught off guard in their World Cup 2019 opener.South Africa have had their worst-ever start to a World Cup campaign as Faf du Plessis’ men have lost to England and Bangladesh in their first two matches. Clarke wants the Proteas to treat their tie vs India on Wednesday as a do-or-die match.”The key, if I was in the Indian change room, I would be saying ‘let’s not take time to settle into the match’. If we’re batting, let’s start in the fifth gear and dominate South Africa. If we’re bowling, let’s focus on taking wickets in the first 10 overs,” Michael Clarke told India Today.He added: “I feel India can’t afford to take time to settle into the game as I feel South Africa are going to come hard at them.”South Africa need to assume that if they lose vs India, they’re going home. They need to come out and play their best cricket. They are used to these conditions, they know what to expect.”India are a brilliant team and, in my opinion, they are the favourites for the competition. I have no doubt India will reach the semi-finals. For South Africa, now, it’s make or break after losing the 1st 2 games.”advertisementIndia, who won their warm-up match against Bangladesh after hundreds from KL Rahul and MS Dhoni, have had enough time to rest and recover from the workload of Indian Premier League. It seems all-rounder Kedar Jadhav who suffered a shoulder injury during IPL has recovered in time for the opener vs South Africa.India are going to go to the safer option: Michael Clarke on wrist-spinnersShedding light on India’s possible team combination, Michael Clarke doesn’t see Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal playing in tandem in a lot of matches in World Cup 2019. He expects India to adopt a “safer approach” and include Ravindra Jadeja in the playing XI.”I would definitely go with 2 wrist-spinners. But I think India are going to go the safer option. My mind is assuming India are going to go with Jadeja and his inclusion also adds depth to the batting unit.”Also Read | India vs South Africa, World Cup 2019 Match 8: Prediction and Probable Playing 11sAlso Read | World Cup 2019: History favours India over South Africa in recent ICC eventsAlso See:last_img read more

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India vs England, World Cup 2019: Sure Pakistan fans will be supporting us, says Virat Kohli

first_imgWhenever India plays a cricket match, there are billions of fans who cheer on and passionately support the side. On Sunday, India, it is safe to say, will have a few million extra supporters as they take on hosts England in a crucial ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 match in Birmingham.Pakistan’s win over Afghanistan on Saturday added spice to the semi-final race putting a lot of pressure on hosts England who are 8 points after having played 7 matches in World Cup 2019. In fact, Pakistan had pushed England down to the 5th spot on the points table and have 9 points 8 matches.While Pakistan have leapfrogged England on the points table, Bangladesh, who are sitting 6th with 7 points in 7 matches, and Sri Lanka who are 7th with 6 points from 7 matches, are also keeping England on their toes.India vs England, World Cup 2019: Live Cricket ScoreAn England win on Sunday will make things difficult for all the three Asian teams who are still in the race for the semi-final spot. Keep in mind, New Zealand will also seal a semi-final spot if India beat England in Birmingham.Speaking at the toss in Birmingham, Virat Kohli said it’s rare that India is receiving so much support from across the border during a cricket match.”To be honest I haven’t seen what’s been happening outside. But I am sure the Pakistani fans will be supporting us, which is a rare thing,” Kohli said.Social media is abuzz about the support that India team is receiving for their 7th World Cup 2019 match against England.advertisementA glance at Nasser Hussain’s social media page will give a fair idea of whom the Pakistan cricket fans are going to back during India’s match vs England. Hussain had posted a question as to whom the Pakistan fans will support on Sunday and the reposnses were overwhelmingly in favour of India.Not the overhyped of the two, Nasser.The only English involvement we want in the knock outs is your commentary’92 mein bhi… (@Ammarzaheer) June 26, 2019Meanwhile, former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar has urged the Pakistan fans to support India during Sunday’s blockbuster in Birmingham.”So I want the whole of Pakistan to back India, on social media and when it comes to public news. Because we need England to be out of this tournament,” Akhtar said in a video on his YouTube channel said.India lost the toss and England opted to bat in the big-ticket clash. The hosts recieved a huge boost as Jason Roy was declared fit for the match. England also replaced Moeen Ali with Liam Plunkett on a good batting wicket in Edgbaston. On the other hand, India gave Rishabh Pant his World Cup debut as the wicketkeeper-batsman replaced an injured Vijay Shankar.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Pakistan fans cheering on India to beat EnglandAlso See:last_img read more

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first_imgSioux City Police say they have identified the suspects who broke into Powell Broadcasting’s KSCJ transmitter building located on the north end of Leeds on July 31st.Police say the suspects do not present a threat to the public.The male suspects were carrying weapons that may have been airsoft or paintball type guns.The suspects caused several hundred dollars damage to the transmitter building.Sioux City Police say tips from the public who saw video and pictures of the break-in on social media led to the identification of the suspects.Charges are pending in the incident.last_img





Ranking Big 12 teams’ chances of winning the conference

first_imgDavid Glidden fights off an Iowa State defender (USATSI)David Glidden fights off an Iowa State defender (USATSI)I’ve been thinking for a while about how to do this. Everybody has their method — which team they consider best, which team has the best resume, which team has the best mascot, etc. — and none is right or wrong (this is the Internet, dang it!)I think I’ve settled on some sort of hybrid “which team has the best chance to win the Big 12” based on past performance (TCU over OU) and expected result (OU has two road games left).That might change next week but for now that’s what it is.Let’s get to work.1. Oklahoma: I talked an amount of crap on Twitter Saturday that would have made Floyd Mayweather raise an eyebrow but it’s pretty clear to me that OU is still going to win the conference.They get Baylor, OSU, and Kansas State at home and the only dangerous road game is at Tech (unless you think going to Iowa State is a dangerous road game………………………………………………………….)Losing one doesn’t matter unless the team you lost to is going to lose fewer than two and TCU isn’t going to lose fewer than two.2. Baylor: They can afford a stumble at West Virginia or in Waco against OSU or Kansas State but the road to the Big 12 title figuratively goes through Norman this year and Baylor won’t be the favorite.3. TCU: They’ve certainly positioned themselves nicely but they’ll have to win three of at Baylor, OSU at home, K-State at home, and at Texas and not have any major gaffes AND probably hope OU beats Baylor in Norman.That’s a lot to ask for from a team that thinks its a good idea to camouflage its kick returners in the end zone.4. Kansas State: Snyder may be a wizard but I’m not sure he’s capable of flipping a schedule that includes trips to Waco, Norman, and Ft. Worth. Yikes.5. Oklahoma State: [looks at schedule, looks at offensive line, looks back at schedule]6. West Virginia: They needed to beat OU at home and they didn’t.7. Texas: at Kansas State, at OSU, and OU in Dallas? No.8. Texas Tech: How long is that Kingsbury leash? It’s really, really long, right? Right?!9. Iowa State: The only 0-3 team so far. They’ll be mathematically eliminated before November.10. Kansas basketball: Why not?11. Kansas football: Getting Kansas at like 4 million-to-1 right now to win the Big 12 and then watching them win the Big 12 would be the greatest gambling story ever.Totally Tickets is your source for Oklahoma State football tickets. If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

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The Bedlam infographic

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James Washington Earns Midseason All-American Honors from ESPN

first_imgESPN released their midseason All-American Team earlier this week, and Oklahoma State star wideout James Washington has earned midseason honors. Washington is the only representative from the Big 12 conference on the list.Washington ranks ninth nationally in receiving yards per game, and ranks No. 2 nationally in that same category since week 3 after a slow start to the season.Through 6 games, he already has 36 receptions for 731 yards through the air and 6 touchdowns, averaging a gaudy 20.3 yards per catch nearly matching the 20.5 he finished with last season.Oklahoma State also placed two players on the midseason All-Big 12 list in senior safety Jordan Sterns, and junior defensive tackle Vincent Taylor.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

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