Macro Management and Micro Management – Episode 33

first_imgMuch of the time what people perceive to be micro-management is really macro-management. Their manager is trying to produce the big, important outcomes, but because those outcomes aren’t being achieved, they have to ask about activity.last_img

BJP wins Gujarat bypoll

first_imgIn Gujarat, the BJP won a crucial byelection for the Jasdan Assembly constituency on Sunday.Kunvarji Bavalia, Minister for Water Resources, won the poll by a margin of almost 20,000 votes, defeating his nearest rival Avsar Nakia from the Congress.Mr. Bavalia’s victory from this rural seat in the Saurashtra region came as a huge sign of relief to the ruling party which had suffered heavily in the region in December 2017 owing to farm distress.Mr. Bavalia polled 90,268 votes, 19,985 votes more than his Congress rival.‘Clear indication’Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said the victory in Jasdan was a clear indication that the BJP would win all 26 seats in Gujarat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.“This is a clear indication that the BJP will win 26 seats in the Lok Sabha elections in Gujarat under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership,” Mr. Rupani said in Gandhinagar.In Jasdan, the bypoll was necessitated after the Congress legislator, Mr. Bavalia, had defected to the BJP and became a Cabinet Minister within hours of his joining the ruling party. He had to resign as a legislator and get re-elected from Jasdan within six months.Koli communityTo take on him, the Congress has fielded Mr. Nakia, once his protege and local panchayat member.Both Mr. Bavalia and Mr. Nakia are from the numerically significant Koli community, which dominates close to 40 Assembly seats in Saurashtra and south Gujarat.Traditionally, Jasdan has been a stronghold of Mr. Bavalia, who has been winning the seat since 1995.In 2009, he became Rajkot MP and resigned as MLA. In the 2009 bypoll too, the BJP wrested the Assembly seat when Mr. Bavalia’s daughter lost to BJP candidate Bharat Boghra.last_img read more

Sixers keep Joel Embiid home from 3-game trip to rest left knee

first_imgColombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Back with Barcelona, Lionel Messi thrives in latest Liga win PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving The 25-year-old Embiid is second in the NBA in rebounding (13.7 per game) and fourth in scoring (27.5 per game).Embiid, coming off a 39-point, 13-rebound, six-assist performance against Brooklyn on Thursday, has played in 62 games. That’s one short of his career high. After the Sixers visit Dallas and Atlanta next week, they’ll have four games remaining in the regular season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid (21) passes the ball around Orlando Magic’s Khem Birch during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, March 25, 2019, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)MINNEAPOLIS — The Philadelphia 76ers have decided to rest All-Star center Joel Embiid during their three-game trip for precaution with the playoffs approaching.Coach Brett Brown said before the Sixers played at Minnesota on Saturday that Embiid stayed home as part of the team’s plan for “load management” on the left knee that has hampered the 7-footer at times this season.ADVERTISEMENT Google Philippines names new country director MOST READ Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event View commentslast_img read more

UK-STUDENTS 2 LAST

first_imgMostafa Rajaai, the NUS international students? officer,Mostafa Rajaai, the NUS international students? officer, said: “Thousands of students have had their lives disrupted, lost their life savings and were then removed from the UK without the degrees they gave up their time and money for.”The time has now come for the Home Office to explain its actions. These students will never get back the years of their lives they wasted but they still deserve answers about why they were treated so unfairly.”However, this is not the end of the story and we hope this inquiry opens the door for closer examination of the other ways international students have been mistreated and immigration policies as a whole.”The immigration tribunal had concluded that the Home Office had failed to prove students had cheated in English exams before detaining them and removing them from the country, raising the prospect of many of them being allowed back into the country.The language tests are part of a system designed to require migrants to the UK from outside the European Union prove their English is up to the required standard.AHome Office statement in relation to the tribunal verdict said: “We are disappointed by the decision and are awaiting a copy of the full determination to consider next steps including an appeal. It would be inappropriate to comment further at this stage.” PTI AK ZH AKJ ZHlast_img read more

Cristiano Ronaldo notches up three assists as Juventus trump Napoli 3-1

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo shone through on Saturday as he played a crucial role in all three of Juventus’s goals to help his team outplay the 10-man Napoli 3-1 to stay on top of the Serie A table.Napoli were left six points adrift of Juventus in the second spot after the loss on Saturday. Sassuolo and Inter Milan with 13 points and Lazio with 12 points completed the top five of the league.It was a comeback win from Juventus who had given up an early lead to Napoli when Dries Mertens found the back of the net with just 10 minutes on the clock. However, 16 minutes later, Ronaldo provided Mario Mandzukic with a pinpoint cross and the Croatian was up to the task to head in the equaliser.Just three minutes after the break, Ronaldo had the opportunity at the goal but his powerful strike struck off the bar to set up a kind rebound for Mandzukic.Playing a part in all 3 goals tonight #CR7JUVE #ForzaJuve #JuveNapoli pic.twitter.com/gzMgTmZxIpJuventusFC (@juventusfcen) September 29, 2018Napoli’s left back Mario Rui received a second yellow in the 58th minute for a petulant kick at Paulo Dybala leaving Napoli with just 10 men on the field. Juventus’s third goal also came from a rebound after Leonardo Bonucci scored when Ronaldo’s goalbound header was saved Napoli keeper David Ospina.”Ronaldo is enjoying himself,” said Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri. “He has integrated very well. His precision in the passing moves is exceptional. I think this was his best match of the season.”advertisementFT – THREE GOALS! THREE POINTS!!! WELL DONE, BOYS!!!#JUVENAPOLI #FINOALLAFINE #FORZAJUVE pic.twitter.com/fFk24rbuxFJuventusFC (@juventusfcen) September 29, 2018Piotr Zielinski fired against the post after six minutes as Napoli made a bright start and they were rewarded four minutes later.Bonucci’s risky diagonal ball out of defence was intercepted by Allan who quickly found Jose Callejon and the Spaniard laid the ball off for Mertens to tap in.Juventus needed a piece of Ronaldo brilliance to get back into the game in the 26th minute. The Portuguese twisted and turned past Elseid Hysaj and then dropped a perfect cross onto the head of Mandzukic who powered a downward effort past David Ospina.Ospina then got down well to stop a Ronaldo free kick and did even better to block the rebound to prevent Juve from getting a quick second.In the 49th minute, Ronaldo collected the ball on the edge of the area, fired a shot against the post and Mandzukic followed up to turn the rebound into the net.Mario Rui was sent off for a second bookable offence after aiming a kick at Dybala and, although it seemed a fair decision, the Napoli players were enraged by the Argentine’s theatrical reaction.Napoli threatened an equaliser when Callejon got through but his shot was blocked by Wojciech Szczesny and Bonucci wrapped up the game by tapping in Ronaldo’s header at the far post following a corner in the 75th minute.Ronaldo could have had a goal himself but fired a shot into the side-netting after getting clear of the defence.”We played well for the first 20 minutes, then our opponents took control of the game,” said Napoli coach Carlo Ancelotti. “We need to continue improving. We will be competitive right until the end.”@MrAncelotti on Sky: Overall we played well but we lost the ball a few too many times and that gave them confidence”#JuventusNapoli#ForzaNapoliSempreOfficial SSC Napoli (@en_sscnapoli) September 29, 2018In other matches, AS Roma upset the form book with a 3-1 derby win over neighbours Lazio, who had won their last five games in all competitions, while Inter Milan beat Cagliari 2-0 to notch their third league win in a row.Rome overcame their poor start to the season by beating Lazio for the seventh time in their last nine meetings.Lorenzo Pellegrini back-heeled Roma ahead on the stroke of halftime, shortly after replacing the injured Javier Pastore.But an awful mistake by Roma defender Federico Fazio allowed Lazio back into the match. The Argentine was dispossessed as he tried to dribble around Ciro Immobile, who ran on to fire the ball wide of Patrick Olsen for his first goal in a Rome derby.But Roma were back in front within four minutes when Aleksandar Kolarov fired the free kick through a huge hole in the Lazio wall.BODIES.#ASRoma #RomaLazio pic.twitter.com/QM42FuJNJpAS Roma English (@ASRomaEN) September 29, 2018Defender Fazio completed the win, and atoned for his earlier mistake, by meeting a free kick with a towering header to score four minutes from time.advertisementArgentine forward Lautaro Gonzalez headed Inter in front after 12 minutes at San Siro, his first goal for the club since his move from Racing Club, and Matteo Politano volleyed the second in the 89th minute.(With Reuters inputs)last_img read more

PLYMOUTH COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS BATTLE HOG BARN BLAZE (UPDATE)

first_imgConley says the barn was full of small feeder pigs but they all survived and were trucked to a nearby building.He says while considerable damage was done to the building, he believes it will be able to be renovated and used again.Photos by Dennis Morrice Updated 1:03 pm 11/14/17Firefighters from Merrill, Hinton, and Le Mars responded Tuesday morning to a hog confinement barn fire in rural Plymouth County about four miles southwest of Merrill on Impala Avenue.When crews arrived about 7:30 a.m., smoke was coming from the structure.Merrill Fire Chief Jacob Conley says firefighters used axes and power saws to open up the metal roof to ventilate the fire and get better access.Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/MERRILLFIRE.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………spread any further. :11last_img read more

‘I’m finally feeling important again’ – Alcacer

first_imgPaco Alcacer says he feels important again since joining Borussia Dortmund after being overlooked for two years at Barcelona.The 25-year-old striker joined the Catalans from Valencia in 2016 but made only 23 league appearances in two years at Camp Nou, struggling to displace the likes of Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi.After signing for Dortmund on a season-long loan deal in August, Alcacer impressed so much that the German club announced in October they would make it a permanent switch for €23 million (£20m/$26.5m). Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Speaking to Sport Bild, Alcacer said: “Since joining BVB, I’m finally feeling important again. I’ve played very little in Barcelona for the past two years. That’s why I understand that I haven’t always played from the start so far.”Every footballer wants to play. I’m not happy when I’m sitting on the bench. But if we’re having so much success as a team, it’s OK. Because getting a title is always great.”I only have one thing in my head: I want to score goals and help the team. This has worked perfectly in the past few months.”Actually, I’ve been a little surprised with the ease that I’ve been scoring the goals with. But I have to say that my teammates have a big part in it. They often make it easy for me to score.Alcacer is the joint top scorer in the Bundesliga, tied with Frankfurt’s Luka Jovic on 12 goals despite playing half as many minutes as the 21-year-old.In fact, Alcacer has made just 12 appearances in the league and only five starts after being hampered by injury problems, although a substitute role has suited the forward with 10 of his strikes coming from the bench.”If you suddenly have to play every three days after not playing regularly for two years, that’s a big change for the body. I was aware of that,” Alcacer continued.”But I work with the coaching team to get my body up to 100 per cent efficiency. I want to avoid injuries in the second half of the season.” Dortmund return to action with a trip to RB Leipzig on January 19 following the winter break in Germany.last_img read more

Hyperlite Mountain Gear Summit Pack Helps You Ascend without Weighing You Down

first_imgThe perfect summit pack is much like the perfect one-liner: until it’s needed, one is hardly aware of its presence. In the case of the clever bon mot, you might have a turn of phrase lurking in the back of your mind for years that you finally deliver just when the dinner party needs a lift; with the summit pack, it’s more of a backpack that you keep folded away in your larger pack until it’s time to leave camp for an ascent or to leave home for a day hike. So… perhaps there aren’t that many similarities. Regardless, I can tell you this: the Hyperlite Mountain Gear Summit pack is so lightweight and folds down to be so compact that you will probably forget you have it stowed away until it’s time to head out for that final push. But when you unfurl, load up, and put on this pack, you’ll be thrilled you brought it along.First let’s talk cold, hard data. The Hyperlite Summit Pack — which is available in white or black — weighs in at just 14.2 ounces. For those of you who don’t work for the Bureau of Weights and Measures, that’s less than one pound. Yet it has a 30-liter capacity. For those of you not overly-familiar with hiking packs, that’s a lot of space. Like most items in the Hyperlite Mountain Gear lineup, this pack is made from Dyneema Composite Fabric (that’s 150 Denier Poly/Dyneema Composite Fabric Hybrid material, to be precise) that is tear- and puncture-resistant, waterproof, and incredibly durable. No wonder they also use it to make larger packs, tents and shelters, and more.The Hyperlite Summit Pack uses the rather common roll-top closure approach, which allows you to adjust the size of the storage compartment — good for preventing gear from shifting about as you hike, climb, ski, or dance — and which doubles as a handle when the pack is off your back. Its shoulder straps are comfortable and easy to adjust, and it features a chest and belly band, both of which help distribute the load. The bag also has an elastic shock cord and daisy chain style webbing for external attachment of additional gear.But here’s what really counts in the summit pack (and, to a lesser extent, day pack) category: the Hyperlite Summit Pack can be rolled up into a tube not much larger than rolled magazine. (Maybe Vanity Fair, not Time, but still.) As an example of the loaded size vs. packed away size, I filled my Hyperlite with a sleeping bag and three air mats. Granted, that is about the most illogical gear one could possibly put into a summit pack in the field, but the point was to fill it with bulky items, not to strategically plan for a summit push departing from my office.The pack rolled up on the left next to its contents. And I could have jammed in some more small sundries, too.Another thing I should mention before I offer a few modest critiques is that Hyperlite Mountain Gear is made in the United States. It’s made in Maine  by a small group of hardworking folks who are genuine outdoorsmen (outdoors people, to be fair) who have both a passion for and an understanding of wilderness gear. The packs (and other items) they offer are stripped down to the bare essentials not because it sounds cool or might help sales, but because when you’re far afield, what you need is lightweight, functional gear, not bells and whistles.Now, a few drawbacks must be noted. An internal pocket designed to hold a water bladder and a pass-through slot for its drinking tube would be a welcome addition indeed, and the absence thereof, along with the absence of side pouches for water bottles, is something of an issue. It means you have to carry your water in your pack and in a bottle (you could toss a bladder in there, but it would be under a lot of pressure and at risk of leakage), which takes up space. Yes, said pocket or pouches would add a bit of weight, but it would be an acceptable ounce or two, if you ask this old mountain feller. Second, the waist strap is thin and cuts into the belly some if the pack is heavily laden; you can’t pull it nearly as tight as would be possible with a wider belt and larger buckles. Again, yes, more weight, but I’d gladly deal with that ounce or so, too. Third, there is no third. Damn good pack overall, and my new go-to summit pack. 10 Best History Books You Will Ever Read What You Need to Know About Sherry, According to an Expert 10 Classic Vodka Cocktail Recipes You Can Mix at Home Why You Should Skip the Suave and Try Custom Hair Care Products The Best New Men’s Grooming Brands You Need to Know About Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more

Brock in talks with University of West Indies to create Institute for

After years of partnering with one another on various initiatives, Brock University and the University of the West Indies (UWI) are now considering the creation of the Institute for Canada-Caribbean Studies.The schools came together on Brock’s main campus Friday, April 5 to renew two existing memorandums of understanding and to sign a new MOU that will see them begin talks related to the proposed institute.“The signing ceremony at Brock University is a testament to the relationship we’ve built together over many years, and commitment to the future of Canadian-Caribbean studies,” said Sir Hilary Beckles, Vice-Chancellor from UWI. Beckles highlighted the new agreement and recognized Brock University President Gervan Fearon in his opening remarks at the UWI Gala in Toronto on Saturday, April 6.Gervan Fearon, President and Vice-Chancellor of Brock University, (front left) and Sir Hilary Beckles, Vice-Chancellor from the University of the West Indies (front right), signed three agreements between the institutions alongside (back from left) James Mandigo, Brock’s Vice-Provost, Enrolment Management and International; Her Excellency Laurie Peters, Canada’s High Commissioner to Jamaica, Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, and Cayman Islands; and Richard Bernal, UWI’s Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Global Affairs.Establishing the Institute for Canada-Caribbean studies would provide a focal point for multi-disciplinary research and teaching to deepen and improve the multi-faceted relationships between Canada and the Caribbean and examine issues affecting the Caribbean diaspora communities in Canada.At Brock, James Mandigo, Vice-Provost, Enrolment Management and International, will serve as the institutional lead to help facilitate the development of the Institute. His counterpart at UWI, Richard Bernal, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Global Affairs, will lead a similar process at UWI.“Establishing an Institute for Canada-Caribbean Studies would be a true reflection of Brock’s global commitment to fostering a culture of intercultural understanding,” Fearon said. “We will also be welcoming scholars from across Canada to be active participants and members of the Institute to collaborate and lead projects related to Canada-Caribbean issues. Our vision is to harness the expertise of the academic community across Canada and the Caribbean to help address important topics that are relevant to those who live, study and work in these regions of the world.”Established in 1948, UWI has campuses in Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and Barbados, and an open campus, which provides post-secondary opportunities to students in 16 other Caribbean nations. It is the largest higher education provider in the English-speaking Caribbean. UWI was recently ranked in the Top 5 per cent of universities in the world by the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings in 2019.Canada has played a key role in the development of UWI, including funding support to build residences on the Jamaican and Trinidad and Tobago campuses, and a $20-million grant to support the creation of UWI’s open campus.Brock’s rich history with UWI includes presenting an honorary degree to Sir Hilary Beckles, professor and pro-vice chancellor and principal of the University of the West Indies in 2014.Brock is also the first university in Canada to be led by a Caribbean descendant. Fearon underscored the commitment of Brock to building strong ties with the Caribbean during his first international trip as President and Vice-Chancellor of Brock University to the Caribbean in May 2018, visiting Antigua, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and Grenada.During last week’s meeting with Brock officials, Beckles and other dignitaries from UWI were joined by Canada’s High Commissioner to Jamaica, Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, and Cayman Islands, Her Excellency Laurie Peters.In addition to the MOU related to the development of the Institute for Canada-Caribbean Studies, the signing ceremony renewed two MOUs already in place between Brock and UWI.Together, they promote international and intercultural understanding, academic linkages and enrich the cultural understanding of both universities.More specifically, the agreements continue to provide mobility opportunities for faculty, staff and students between institutions.Faculty from across Canada and the Caribbean will be able to collaborate on joint research activities and participate in seminars, meetings and professional development opportunities. General staff, such as administrative and technical support, along with students from both institutions will also be able to gain valuable international experience through an exchange or short-term program.More information on Brock University’s international partner institutions can be found on the Brock International website. read more

Event collects over 2400 pounds of pills

first_imgVancouver — A one-day drug take-back event collected more than 2,400 pounds of pills.More than 1,000 people in Clark and Skamania counties dropped off unused and unwanted medications with local law enforcement and volunteers on Saturday.The event ran for four hours at three locations in Clark County and one Skamania County drop-off site. The Kaiser Permanente Cascade Park Medical Office was the busiest location with 425 people bringing in 1,226 pounds of pills.All pills will be incinerated by the Drug Enforcement Administration.Unwanted medications can also be dropped off at several collection sites across Clark and Skamania counties. For more information, visit www.takebackyourmeds.org.last_img read more

Tuchel pleased with PSGs midfield duo Verratti Paredes

first_imgThomas Tuchel is pleased with how Marco Verratti and Leandro Paredes performed together for the first time in the Paris Saint-Germain midfield.The duo were both handed starts on Saturday night as PSG extended their lead at the top of Ligue 1 to 10 points by beating Nimes 3-0.But the sight of new signing Paredes, who turned down interest from Chelsea in favour of a €45m transfer to PSG from Russian side Zenit in January, performing so well alongside the returning Verratti gave Tuchel plenty to feel positive about.“Both of them played well,” said Tuchel, according to SportsMax.“They played together for the first time.“We can see Leo Paredes is very clever, he likes to make some decisive passes between lines.“Marco is Marco. He can always find a space which is not possible to be found. He finds the key, always. It’s his quality.“They both were doing great. It’s good for Leo as he needs to play more minutes.”Christopher Nkunku gave the French champions a first-half lead before Kylian Mbappe slotted home a brace bring his tally up to 22 goals in just 20 Ligue 1 appearances this season.Now PSG’s focus will be on Tuesday away to Dijon FCO in a Coupe de France quarter-final clash.Opinion: Neymar needs to apologize to PSG’s supporters Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After such a dramatic summer during the transfer window, Neymar truly needs to apologize to all the PSG supporters this weekend.When Neymar finished last…“We had a lot of chances to score throughout the game,” added Tuchel.“We could have won by more. Kylian could have scored five goals! Perhaps we lacked a little concentration, but I think we played really well and defended high up the pitch.“The second half was exceptional. It was a great win. The team got stronger and stronger as the game wore on. Now we want to beat Dijon in the Coupe de France.“We haven’t forgotten our elimination in the Coupe de la Ligue against Guingamp. We need to stay calm, stay professional and be ready for Tuesday. It’s a very important match for us.”The Parisians have now made it 10 wins out of 11 matches in all competitions.🔝2⃣2⃣ wins in #Ligue1 this season! 💪🔴🔵 #ICICESTPARIS pic.twitter.com/POZ0fSVE2F— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) February 23, 2019last_img read more

Senate Ag Committee to Consider Farm Bill

first_imgThe Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry is expected to mark up the farm bill next week.According to AgWeb, Chairman Pat Roberts and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow announced the Committee will hold the meeting on June 13, 2018. The proposed bill could be released sometime this week.Last week, the American Soybean Association (ASA) signed onto a letter to Senate Ag Committee Chairman Pat Roberts and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow, commending their ag leadership and urging swift movement on the farm bill. Read the full letter here.ASA continues to reiterate the importance of passing a farm bill this year, and urges board members and state affiliates to stress this during meetings and calls with your Members of Congress, and through the Soy Action Center, as the legislative process moves forward in June.Read more about the farm bill:ACTION ALERT: Farm Bill Outlook and How to Contact CongressASA Disappointed in House Failure to Pass Farm BillSoy Growers Oppose ‘Poison Pill’ Amendments to House Farm BillACTION ALERT: Join ASA in Supporting Crop Insurance in House Farm BillASA Following Progress of House Farm BillLearn more about ASA’s positions here.last_img read more

JioPhone tops Indias feature phone market Samsung close second in Q1 2019

first_imgJioPhoneRIL Press KitWith 30 per cent market share, Reliance JioPhone has become the leading feature phone brand in India in the first quarter of 2019, Counterpoint Research said on Friday.While the smartphone market offers a big opportunity, one can’t ignore the 400 million feature phones users in the Indian market which too is likely to stay for the next five years in India, said Counterpoint’s “India Smartphone Market Share Q1 2019” report.Samsung stood second in the feature phone category with a share of 15 per cent while domestic handset maker LAVA grabbed the third spot with a market share of 13 per cent.Unlike the smartphone market, which contracted for the first time in 2018, the feature phone market has continued to grow over the last three years, the report said.Earlier in March, a Counterpoint Research report had estimated that a little more than 400 million feature phones would be sold globally this year. Feature phone shipments are also expected to cross one billion units by 2021.Brokerage firm CLSA’s telecom sector outlook for February had noted that Jio will lead the subscriber market share this year. Currently, Jio now has a customer base of 30.6 crore.last_img read more

Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order Trailer Teases A Good Star Wars Game

first_imgStay on target Mattel Unveils Fashionable ‘Star Wars’ x Barbie Dolls‘Star Wars: Resistance’ Finale Sets Up ‘The Rise of Sk… EA’s past few years as the sole publisher of Star Wars video games have been… not great. Multiple games have been cancelled. The games that have been released have been riddled with potentially illegal amounts of microtransactions. And Jade Raymond, the star producer brought in to lead the whole #brand, recently left to work on Google’s ambitious Stadia streaming project instead.But Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the final film in the new Star Wars trilogy, releases later this year so you better believe EA has a new Star Wars game in the works to catch that free money at the same time. And if this past February taught us anything the EA team to pin your hopes on isn’t BioWare, currently caught in the Hell of post-launch Anthem, but Respawn Entertainment, currently basking in the glory of Apex Legends.Here’s the the first trailer (albeit cinematic, not gameplay) for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Respawn’s upcoming Star Wars game coming this November (and starring Gotham’s own Cameron Monaghan, following in Mark Hamill’s legacy of Jokers-turned Jedi and vice versa). Plus they put Debra Wilson in another video game!AdChoices广告center_img Become a Jedi. Tune-in for first look at #StarWarsJediFallenOrder this Saturday, at 1:30pm CDT from #StarWarsCelebration. Watch live at https://t.co/iI4qodqiOf, stay up to-date with the latest from Celebration at https://t.co/mVXi17qoJk. @EAStarWars pic.twitter.com/3B3bR3XDmn— Star Wars (@starwars) April 9, 2019Right now, we’re pretty sure we know that Jedi: Fallen Order is an action-adventure game following a Padawan trying to survive in the galaxy after Order 66 wipes out nearly every single other Jedi before the events of A New Hope. Given the fun and fluid movement of previous Respawn games like Titanfall and Apex Legends, we expect them to do justice by a character who wields The Force and a sick laser sword. We’re also hoping for some classic Star Wars Jedi Knight vibes in the gameplay. And what better place to make Kyle Katarn canon again.But aside from that this game, much like Episode IX, is one huge mystery. Fortunately, Lucasfilm should shed much more light on both projects at the upcoming Star Wars Celebration festival this coming weekend. In fact, you can watch a livestream reveal of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order this Saturday April 13 starting at 1:30 CDT. Get hyped!Watch live video from EAStarWars on www.twitch.tvAnd if that’s not enough new Star Wars video game news, check out this new trailer for the upcoming Oculus Rift virtual reality series Vader Immortal.For more on Star Wars check out this R2-D2 observatory and Topher Grace’s emotional trailer for the whole Star Wars saga.last_img read more

VIDEO Mitchell Trubisky completed his first 10 passes and tore up his

first_img Advertisement The Bears trading into the second spot in the NFL Draft to grab Mitchell Trubisky was easily the most criticized move of last year’s draft. Bears fans were among the most pissed off at the pick, but no they may be starting to change their tune after Trubisky’s preseason debut against the Broncos last night.While many were expecting the rookie quarterback to fall on his face, he completed his first ten throws, and finished 18 of 25 for 166 yards on the night, including this second quarter TD toss to Victor Cruz.VIDEO: #Bears rookie QB MITCHELL TRUBISKY throws his first NFL touchdown in week 1 #NFLPreseason vs the #Broncos. pic.twitter.com/EUlOfWo001— PirateLife Football (@PirateLifeFF) August 11, 2017 Down 24-17 with time running down in the fourth, Trubisky even led the offense down the field, but was unable to connect on a last second heave to the endzone,It’s just the preseason, but Mike Glennon was as a disaster in his time, so Trubisky it seems a lock that Trubisky will be starting for the Bears sooner than later.last_img read more

Windows Digital Rights Update Tool removes WMA DRM protection

first_imgWindows Digital Rights Update Tool removes WMA DRM protection by Martin Brinkmann on April 24, 2017 in Software – 12 commentsDigital Rights Update Tool is a new application for Windows 10 by Microsoft that allows you to remove DRM protection from WMA audio files.Windows users who use Windows Media Player to rip audio CDs to WMA audio files on devices running Windows may notice one day that DRM protection was added to the audio files.The same may be true for WMA songs or albums acquired on the Internet, as they make use of DRM as well usually.Note that you may select mp3 as the output format in the options instead of WMA.DRM is added automatically to the audio files when they are downloaded after the purchase, or during the audio CD ripping process. While that means that the audio files can be played on the system they have been downloaded to or ripped on, problems may occur when the audio files are moved to another machine.The DRM of the audio files may have been linked to a particular machine, or a particular version of Windows Media Player. This led to all kinds of issues, for instance after Windows Media Player updates, Windows upgrades, or the transfer of the audio files to another Windows PC.This meant for some users that they could not play the ripped or purchased audio files anymore because of DRM issues.Digital Rights Update ToolMicrosoft has released an application for Windows 10 that takes care of DRM related issues. The Digital Rights Update Tool was designed to remove the copy protection from WMA files. Microsoft notes that it works only for WMA audio files, and even restricts this to ripped audio files, and not those that have been purchased online.The Digital Rights Update Tool removes the copy protection you added when ripping CDs to the .wma format from within Windows Media Player. Other forms of copy protection cannot be removed.Get started by clicking theFolder button above to select your music, then click the Play button to start. Choose whether or not to make backups under Settings.I never purchased WMA audio files online, and cannot test whether the Digital Rights Update Tool works with purchased WMA files as well.The tool has a basic interface. Simply click on the folder icon of the tool to open a file browser and add WMA audio files to the application.Once done, click on the play button to start the process. You may create backups of the original files, but need to enable the option in the preferences before you start the process.Closing WordsMicrosoft released the Digital Rights Update Tool exclusively for Windows 10 devices. While it is not available for devices running older versions of Windows, you may run Windows 10 in a virtual machine to use the application on those devices as well.The tool, at least, seems to work well for audio files that you ripped using Windows Media Player. (via Born)Now You: Is audio ripping still a thing?Summary12345 Author Rating2 based on 4 votes Software Name Digital Rights Update ToolOperating System Windows 10Software Category MultimediaLanding Page https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/p/digital-rights-update-tool/9nblggh52q93 Advertisementlast_img read more

The Certified Oracle Database Administrator Bundle Is Available At A 94 Discount

first_img Share Tweet Submit If you are planning on getting a career started in programming, then you are probably signing up for a very hard life. But remember, it’s not worth it if it isn’t going to be difficult at first. You will love it, when you get the hang of it. So where to begin? Wccftech brings a great deal to you, that will not only help you jumpstart your career but is also available at a 94% discount. The Certified Oracle Database Administrator Bundle is at amazing discount but only for a limited time period. So if you want it, you better hurry up and get it.The Certified Oracle Database Administrator Bundle featuresCertified Oracle Database Administrator Bundle contains 7 courses and each course has a lot to offer in itself. Here are some of the highlights that you would want to know.Introduction to Programming and Coding for Everyone with JavaScript – This Beginner Course Will Give You Essential General Programming FoundationsOracle 11g/12c: Introduction to SQL – Start Writing Oracle SQL Statements to Work More Efficiently with DataOracle 11g/12c: Advanced SQL – Do More with Data By Becoming an Advanced SQL UserOracle PL/SQL Programming Part 1 – Introduce Yourself to Oracle’s Proprietary Database LanguageOracle PL/SQL Programming Part 2 – Proceed to the Intermediate Level of PL/SQL ProgrammingOracle 12c: Database Administration I Part 1- Get a Crash Course In Database Solutions with OracleOracle 12c: Database Administration I Part 2 – Further Your Oracle 12c Database Administration KnowledgeThe courses have been designed by GogoTraining and the company’s main aim is to unlock every customer’s full potential. The company deals with technology masters, who know exactly what they are doing so they are able to create better curriculum for the users. These instructors can create curriculum and career paths for you that weren’t visible to you before. The course will hence help you grab opportunities that you didn’t know existed before.Certified Oracle Database Administrator Bundle Original Price: $3365Certified Oracle Database Administrator Bundle Wccftech Discount Price: $199last_img read more