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Indian Smartphone Market Grew 17 Percent YoY With 54.3 Million Units Shipped During Q3 2020: IDC

first_imgInterestingly, the premium segment saw a strong growth of 91 percent YoY and Samsung, Apple, and OnePlus were the top manufacturers. Further, there were 25 million feature phones shipped in Q3 2020 which was a decline of 30 percent YoY.Are iPhone 12 mini, HomePod mini the Perfect Apple Devices for India? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below. The analysis shows Xiaomi took the top spot with the most smartphones shipped in Q3 2020 at 13.5 million units. This was a 25 percent market share resulting in a moderate 7.1 percent YoY growth. Next in line was Samsung with its 12.1 million smartphones shipped, pointing at a 22.3 percent market share and a much more significant 38.1 percent growth in units shipped. Following Samsung was Vivo at 9 million units and 16.7 percent market share, Realme with 8 million units and 14.7 percent market share, Oppo with 6.1 million units and 11.3 percent market share. All other brands account for 5.6 million smartphones shipped and 10 percent market share.IDC states that this growth in smartphones shipped in India is due to the fewer restrictions post lockdowns and the pent-up demand that has been further fueled by aggressive pricing. The various sales and discounts on smartphones, and the ability to maintain social distancing through online stores, have encouraged people to shop online.In terms of specifications and price trends observed by IDC in Q3 2020, manufacturers introduced a larger number of phones with quad rear cameras with 48-megapixel primary sensors or above, more than 64GB storage options, and larger than 5,000mAh batteries, while reducing the prices. About a million 5G smartphones were shipped in the third quarter. When it comes to pricing, the average selling price (ASP) declined by 2 percent YoY with 84 percent of shipments in the sub $200 (roughly Rs. 14,800) range. This was because smartphones remain the only device for internet access for a lot of households in India, IDC noted.- Advertisement – Indian smartphone market grew 17 percent in the third quarter of 2020 as per data by International Data Corporation (IDC). It shows that there were 54.3 million units shipped during the quarter, which is a 17 percent year-on-year (YoY) growth compared to the third quarter of 2019. It said Xiaomi shipped the most smartphones and experienced a 7.1 percent growth YoY, while Samsung came in second with its much more significant 38.1 percent growth. This growth in the Indian smartphone market was mainly due to fewer restrictions amid the ongoing pandemic and more aggressively priced smartphones.IDC noted that e-retailers experienced an all-time high with a 24 percent YoY growth, shipping 48 percent of the total 54.3 million units. This was likely because people were not as confident about going to stores in person due to COVID-19. However, offline channels also grew 11 percent YoY as new smartphones faced supply constraints in offline stores. IDC says the growth in online shopping may increase as companies may offer aggressive pricing and offers during the festive season.- Advertisement –center_img – Advertisement –last_img read more

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Wynnum cottage steeped in bayside history

first_imgThe home has timber floorboards and character features.“They worked out of Wynnum Creek, which runs behind the house,” he said. “All the boats used to be at the back (of the houses) and all the nets.“The other fishermen used to come and go all the time and they would have smoke boxes down there and they would come home and smoke the fish.” More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020Mrs Hazel passed away two years ago and Mr Warriner bought her home from his mum and aunt.“We renovated it because it was a little bit old and tattered. We polished all the floors inside, painted it and renovated the bathroom,” he said. The home at 44 Saint Catherines Tce, WynnumA SLICE of bayside history will be up for grabs when this post-war cottage goes under the hammer next month.The two-bedroom, one-bathroom home at 44 St Catherines Tce, Wynnum, has been in the same family for three generations. Thomas “Bondy” Hazel and his wife Hazel Hazel, nee Crouch, built the home next door to Hazel’s parents and across the road from her brother’s house. Mr and Mrs Hazel’s grandson, Nathan Warriner, said his grandfather, great-grandfather and great-uncles were all well-known Moreton Bay fishermen and the St Catherines Tce homes were part of a little fishing community. The bathroom has been completely renovated.The home is on a 713sq m block on two lots. It has open living, dining and kitchen areas, a family bathroom and a sleep-out. The master bedroom has a bay window with under bench storage and security screens. Outside there is an undercover patio and a carport. “It’s a really nice little home,” Mr Warriner said. “It’s really quiet and you get a bit of sea breeze through in summer. “There’s a sleep-out at the front and it’s nice to sit out there and get the morning sun in winter.” The Wynnum property is being marketed by Gail Gobey and Ian Gobey of Sash & Gable Property. The home will be auctioned on June 11 at 11am.last_img read more

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Northland GP calls for binning the cannabis referendum, decriminalising the drug instead

first_imgStuff co.nz 6 September 2020Family First Comment: “The worst things that we see are probably related to the psychological harms … the effect that has on personality, the effect that has on anxiety, on mood, on the triggers for psychosis… She said it was contradictory to propose the legalisation of cannabis alongside a campaign to reduce smoking in New Zealand. “We’ve lost the argument with alcohol and cigarettes already and this is an opportunity to not lose this one.” As a medical professional, it was frustrating to see people confuse the referendum on recreational cannabis with medicinal cannabis, which is already legal. There was a legitimate pathway for people who needed medicinal cannabis. – Dr Kate Baddock, New Zealand Medical Association chairwoman.A Northland GP has called for the proposed cannabis bill to be “thrown out”, and for the drug to be decriminalised rather than legalised.Dr Kate Baddock, who is also the New Zealand Medical Association chairwoman, says she has been observing the harmful effects of cannabis on her patients for 30 years.“The worst things that we see are probably related to the psychological harms … the effect that has on personality, the effect that has on anxiety, on mood, on the triggers for psychosis.“We see it often enough now while cannabis is illegal that we would expect to see a lot more of it, if it were to be made legal.”Last week the Sunday Star-Times spoke to people in favour of legalising the cannabis referendum, and this week those opposed had their say.Baddock said there was no legal barrier to treating patients suffering from cannabis addiction, but if they went before the courts they often missed out on receiving the health treatment they needed.READ MORE: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/cannabis-referendum/122667284/northland-gp-calls-for-binning-the-cannabis-referendum-decriminalising-the-drug-insteadlast_img read more

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‘BACOLOD SHABULIZED’ | Espenido to drug groups: ‘You have one month’

first_imgOnJuly 30, 2017 Ozamiz City’s Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog and 14 others were killedin a shootout led by Espenido who was serving search warrants at Parojinog’sproperties in barangays Baybay San Roque and Baybay Santa Cruz. BACOLOD City – This city is“shabulized”, according to Lieutenant Colonel Jovie Espenido, deputy directorfor operations of the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO). “Mabentadaw dito…very easy magbili ng drugs. Tingnannatin kung hanggang kailan,” said Espenido. Espenido gave them until the end ofthis month. President Rodrigo Duterte orderedEspenido’s reassignment to Bacolod City in October last year with the specificgoal of eradicating illegal drugs in the city. “Ipakitaninyo na hindi si Espenido nag-iisa,” he said. “Matagal nang problema ito dito. Panay ang huli ng pulis pero bakithindi matapos.” InNovember 2016, Espenido was also the police chief of Albuera, Leyte when itsmayor, Rolando Espinosa Sr., was killed in a shootout as police were attemptingto serve a search warrant. BothParojinog and Espinosa were linked by President Duterte to illegal drugs. The reassignment, however, wasrecalled just days after by Duterte himself who said he was giving in to therequests of the residents of Ozamiz City not to transfer Espenido yet./PN He mentioned the Tolentino, Ramos,Cuadra, and Camaria groups but these mostly operate in Negros Occidental. But he expressed confidence that“everything has an end.” In Aug. 28, 2017 Espenido wasreassigned by the President from Ozamiz City to Iloilo City that he branded as“most shabulized.” “Panayang huli ng pulis…Marami palang drugs,” said Espenido yesterday uponreturning to the BCPO after an almost two-month break. He did not discount the possibilitythat it would be bloody but assured the people of Bacolod that policemen wouldbe upholding the rule of law. “Makikitasa mga nahuli lately that ang dami, pero bakit ganun pa rin,” lamented Espenido. “We are police officers, not killers.But if drug dealers resist arrest and fight us, we have to protect ourselves,”according to Espenido. Lieutenant Colonel Jovie Espenido. ABS-CBN NEWS He urged leaders and members ofvarious drug groups to stop their illegal activities, present themselves at theBCPO and help the city police make Bacolod drug-free. Beginning February, Espenido said, hisunit would be working aggressively to cleanse Bacolod City of illegal drugs. Espenido was the police chief ofOzamiz City prior to his Bacolod reassignment. He assured the people of BacolodCity that policemen uphold the rule of law and are true to their mission toserve and protect the public. But he won’t promise a bloodless drug war. He appealed for the cooperation of allpolicemen. last_img read more

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Raiders Notch ORVC Win Over Rebels

first_imgThe South Ripley Raiders defeated The Southwestern Rebels 9-8.Down 8-1 in the 4th, the South Ripley Raiders mounted an epic comeback, highlighted by Lane Sparks’ walk-off base hit in the bottom of the sixth, to defeat the previously undefeated Southwestern Rebels 9-8.In their last at-bat, down 8-4, two outs and nobody on, the Raiders started their rally: Jon Adkins singled; Cody Samples walked, Eric Vickers reached on a error – Adkins scored; Brady Linkel singled – Samples and Vickers scored; Aaron Greiwe and Dillon Binion drew back to back walks; that set the stage for birthday boy Sparks, who lined a hit over third, allowing Binion and Greiwe to score and setting off a celebration for the home team.Sparks was also the winning pitcher, coming on in relief to pitch three and one-third innings.  Adkins paced the offense with three hits and a run scored; Greiwe was on base all four times with two hits and two walks, scoring three times; Linkel had a base hit, 2 RBI, and a run scored; and Sparks finished with a hit, walk, and 2 RBI.  The Rebels were 11-0 coming into the game.The 3-1 Raiders next play at home Thursday, May 19 against the Greensburg Titans.Courtesy of Raiders Coach Jeff Greiwe.last_img read more

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Northern SportMod checkers fly for Albrecht at Arlington

first_imgARLINGTON, Minn. (June 25) – John Albrecht led the entire Unhinged Pizza IMCA Northern SportMod feature Saturday at Arlington Raceway.A first lap caution was thrown but that was the only thing to slow Albrecht in the drive to his first checkers of the season. Tim Bergerson passed Jeremy Brown to take second and Tony Rialson was fourth.Ryan Bryant won his first feature of the year in the Coors Light IMCA Sport Compacts. He led from start to finish in the caution-free race with Jed Trebelhorn following and Alan Lahr a close third.Mike Vogt was the early leader in the Premier Logistics IMCA Hobby feature but two caution flags in the first two laps gave Cory Probst extra leverage to get to the front of the pack. By lap three, he was leading the race with Brad Becker moving forward to take second. Third went to Vogt.Brandon Allen started on pole of the 95.7 IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car race and that is where he stayed for the distance. Completing the top three were Michael Stien and Dwain Wilmes.The B&B Racing Chassis IMCA Stock Cars again put on a spectacular show with three different leaders. The field went four-wide around the track for the first few laps.John Polifka led the first four laps. Dan Mackenthun, who started eighth, then powered by to take the lead.However, seventh starting Matt Speckman was soon challenging Mackenthun and with one lap to go, got around on the top side for the win. Mackenthun took second and Dean Cornelius made his move late into third.The Minnesota 93 IMCA Modified feature saw a clean sweep in the class with Trent Loverude of New Ulm winning both his heat and feature event.Dalton Magers was second ahead of Clint Hatlestad.last_img read more

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Fergie leads tributes to Gill

first_imgManchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has paid tribute to club chief executive David Gill, who it was announced will be standing down from the position this summer. United confirmed in a statement released on their official website on Wednesday morning that Gill is to leave his post on June 30, with his duties being taken on by executive vice chairman Ed Woodward. Gill, who joined the Red Devils as their finance director in February 1997 and assumed the role of chief executive in September 2003, is to remain as a club director. As part of United’s statement, Ferguson said: “David has been a magnificent chief executive. Of course, we have had a million arguments, but I have always enjoyed them because I know that David has two great qualities: he is straight and he always puts Manchester United first.” He added: “No disagreement is ever personal with him. He always wants the best for United, whether it’s the players, the training ground or the staff. “Him stepping down is a big loss to me but the fact that he is staying on the board encourages me that the reason for his departure is heartfelt, (and) that he believes it is time for the club to move on. “If I could have found a way of persuading him to stay I would love to have done that. But he has made his decision and I respect him for it.” Speaking about his decision, Gill stressed his belief that “all businesses need to refresh themselves with new management and ideas”. The 55-year-old – who was appointed as the vice chairman of the Football Association last October and is their nominee for the UEFA Executive Committee elections in May – said: “It has been the greatest privilege to serve Manchester United for 16 wonderful years – the last 10 of which as its chief executive. “I have worked alongside the finest manager in the history of the game and been part of what I consider to be the best club in the best sport in the world. “It has been a very hard decision because I love this club and, as the fans’ banner says, it is ‘more than a religion’. However, I have always been conscious of the fact that, as a member of staff, I was always just a temporary custodian of this marvellous institution.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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Allam accused of ‘blackmail’

first_img The Football Supporters’ Federation (FSF) is carrying out a poll of Hull fans and will send the results of the survey to the FA, which has to sanction any change to the ‘playing name’. An FSF spokesman told Press Association Sport: “This sounds like a rather crude attempt to blackmail the FA. Hull owner Assem Allam has been accused of a “crude attempt at blackmail” after he threatened to quit the club within 24 hours if his controversial move to change the club’s name to Hull Tigers does not receive FA approval. “Our view is that a club’s name is part of the cultural heritage of the club and that it shouldn’t be approved by the FA unless it can clearly be shown the majority of the fans agree with it. “We are polling our Hull City members for their view and we will send the results of that poll to the FA.” The FA Council has to agree to Allam’s proposal before a change can take place for next season and FSF chairman Malcolm Clarke has a seat on the council representing fans’ groups and Supporters Direct. Egypt-born businessman Allam says he has lent the club £66million and wants the name change because he believes it will boost the brand, especially abroad. Allam told Sky Sports News: “No-one on earth is allowed to question my business decisions. “I’m here to save the club and manage the club for the benefit of the community. It will never, never be the other way round – that the community manage it for me. “But if the community say go away, I promise to go away within 24 hours.” Allam added that the same applied should his official application to have the club’s name changed be rejected by the FA. He said: “Still the same thing. It’s a free country, no two ways about it. Have I ever said something and went back on it? No.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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Zaidpour makes it look easy

first_img Noble Endeavor finished strongly to pip Darwins Fox to the runner-up spot, while Pittoni finished last of the four on his first start in almost 1,000 days. Mullins, also successful with Mckinley and Twinlight, said: “It was straightforward and the conditions of the race suited. I thought the ground was probably still too good for him and Ruby said he felt it a bit. “We’ll motor on and the Hatton’s Grace (Fairyhouse, November 30) looks the obvious thing to do now. He’ll go three miles the first opportunity we get. Three miles on soft ground is what we want with him. “Hopefully he’ll improve a bit, but he is good fresh and is best early in the season.” Following his successes aboard Zaidpour and Twinlight, Walsh completed his own treble on the afternoon as he steered Tony Martin’s Gallant Oscar to success in the Ladbrokes On Course Ireland Handicap Hurdle. Rated almost 30lb lower over the smaller obstacles than over fences, Gallant Oscar had obvious claims and was heavily supported as the even-money favourite. Walsh played his cards late, delivering his mount to lead after the final flight, and he battled to victory by a length and three-quarters over Mallards In Flight. Martin said: “It’s great to start back with a win under his belt. We thought he had a good chance in the Irish National, but unfortunately he unseated. His form from Naas had been franked before that. He’ll improve a bit off that and go back over fences now.” Harvey Logan edged ahead in a thrilling climax to the St Johann Ski Resort Tirol Austria Handicap Hurdle. Zaidpour stamped his class on the Ladbrokes Ireland Lismullen Hurdle at Navan as part of a big-race treble for champion trainer Willie Mullins. A three-time Grade One winner but not always the most reliable of individuals, Zaidpour was an 8-13 favourite for his first start since finishing sixth in the French Champion Hurdle in June and Ruby Wa lsh kept things simple, allowing his mount to stride on at the head of affairs. He gradually increased the tempo with a ll four runners travelling strongly rounding the home turn, and Zaidpour began to assert between the final two flights before being ridden out after the last to take the two-and-a-half-mile Grade Two test by a comfortable two and a half lengths. Press Association Noel Meade’s five-year-old was the 6-4 favourite to follow up last month’s Naas victory and was ridden patiently by Niall Madden even though Miradane briefly looked to have flown as he left the back straight with a big lead. The gap was whittled away quickly in the straight and it eventually came down to a three-way fight between Harvey Logan, Luddsdenene and Mind The Pennies, and it was Meade’s charge who won the argument by three-quarters of a length. The trainer said: “That’s just about what he is. The handicapper put him up 8lb and that nearly put him out. He just got there and I couldn’t see him carrying much more. He needed to stay at the end and he did. He also needed a good jump at the last and got it. W e don’t have any fancy ideas with him.” last_img read more

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Toffoli scores NHL’s first outdoor hat trick, Kings beat Avs

first_imgHe didn’t even keep his stick for posterity.He gave it to one of the cadets cheering him on.“It was really cool. I think this whole experience has been pretty incredible. They did a great job,” Toffoli said. “The things that they do for the United States, all over the world, is pretty impressive. So, it wasn’t a very hard decision.”Toffoli put Los Angeles ahead 2-1 with 54 seconds remaining when he scored off a face-off, and then he added an empty-netter with 4.3 seconds left in the third and final outdoor game in the NHL this season.Teammates Anze Kopitar and Alex Iafallo encouraged Toffoli to get open after the Avalanche pulled their goaltender following Tofolli’s tie-breaking goal. Quick stopped the first two dozen shots he faced but he lost his stick in the final minute of the second period after two quick stops and while he was reaching for it, Samuel Girard sent the puck sailing over his right shoulder to tie it at 1.NOTES: The NHL announced that the Carolina Hurricanes will host an outdoor game on Feb. 20, 2021, at Carter-Finley Stadium on the campus of N.C. State in Raleigh. … This was the Avs’ second outdoor game and the Kings’ third. Los Angeles split its first two outdoor games, at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles (3-0 loss to Anaheim) in 2014 and at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, in 2015 (2-1 win over San Jose). Colorado lost to the Detroit Red Wings at Coors Field in downtown Denver on Feb. 27, 2016. … This was the league’s 30th outdoor game. The other two this season were the Heritage Classic in Regina, Saskatchewan, on Oct. 26 (Jets 2, Flames 1) and the Winter Classic on New Year’s Day at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas (Stars 4, Predators 2). … This is the second outdoor game played at a service academy. Washington beat Toronto 5-2 at the Navy-Marine Crops Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland, on March 13, 2018. … The Kings have just one more road game this month, at Winnipeg on Tuesday night. ___Follow Arnie Melendrez Stapleton on Twitter: http://twitter.com/arniestapleton___ February 15, 2020 By then, it was a frosty 26 degrees but felt like 17 with the wind chill and high humidity. The Kings won their second straight, improving to 4-12-1 since New Year’s Day.At 6,621 feet above sea level, this was the highest altitude ever for an NHL game. Unlike during the week when the rink was installed, the snow stayed away. It was 32 degrees with 66% humidity at puck drop with 6 mph winds. The temperature quickly dipped into the 20s.“I think having this outdoor game adds a little bit of adrenaline to the fact, so once you get out on the ice, you kind of forget about the altitude,” Kopitar said. “Until you get stuck out there for a long shift. But I think we managed it pretty well throughout the game. I don’t think anybody was too winded.”At least not after the first 10 minutes. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditAIR FORCE ACADEMY, Col. (AP) — Tyler Toffoli will remember the Los Angeles Kings’ 3-1 win over Colorado on Saturday night at the Air Force Academy for so many reasons.The thundering jets’ flyover. The cadets high-fiving players as they came off the ice. The long clouds of breath, the short shifts.Oh, and his three goals, the NHL’s first outdoor hat trick. More AP NHL: https://apnews.com/NHL and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports “It would have been nice to see the Kings play from behind,” McKinnon said. “They were pretty passive after they got the lead. We blew a point, at least. I like our chances in overtime. If we’re a little more ready to bury those early, I had a couple of good looks myself I wish I would have scored on. A couple of rebound looks. It’s just unfortunate.” Despite the disappointments, McKinnon said he appreciated the atmosphere.“The coolest part was seeing the cadets and all the people who serve,” McKinnon said. “They had so much energy when we were coming in and out of the dressing room. That was really cool; it definitely stuck out for me.”Tofolli’s first goal came in the first period when Iafallo tipped Joakim Ryan’s shot, which went off the left post and slid across the crease where Toffoli tapped it. Country singer Sam Hunt serenaded the crowd from a stage near the fighter jet after the first period. “I think that’s the most nervous I’ve ever been putting the puck in an empty net in my life,” Tofolli said. “But it worked.”Aside from Tofolli’s hat trick, Kopitar said he took in many memorable moments in the NHL’s second service academy game.“We didn’t have the flyover in the first two (outdoor games) we played in in LA and San Jose, so I was looking forward to that,” Kopitar said. “Just the atmosphere around here. The setup was great. And getting the win at the end of the day, it certainly helps with the experience.“I guess the two Cali games weren’t as cold as this one, so that’s going to stick with me for a little bit,” Kopitar said. Toffoli said in the third period “we were all kind of looking at each other as we were lining up and we’re like, ‘Did the temperature go down that much?’” Associated Press Toffoli scores NHL’s first outdoor hat trick, Kings beat Avs Los Angeles goaltender Jonathan Quick survived Colorado’s 15-shot flurry in the first period, when the Kings took a 1-0 lead at Falcon Stadium, where an F-16 fighter jet highlighted the north end of the field and cadets sat on the south side of the rink on either side of a runway complete with synchronized red lights.The Stadium Series game was a sellout — 43,574 fans, more than twice the capacity of the Pepsi Center some 60 miles north of the Air Force Academy.Colorado goaltender Philipp Grubaurer stopped 14 of 15 shots before leaving with a lower body injury after teammate Ian Cole slammed into him early in the third period and sent him tumbling. He was replaced by backup Pavel Francouz with 17 1/2 minutes remaining.“It sucks. I don’t know, hopefully he’s not out too long,” Colorado’s Nathan McKinnon said. “I haven’t talked to him yet. Just a frustrating, frustrating game.”The Avalanche outshot the Kings 33-23 and two power plays early on were wiped off within seconds by Colorado penalties.last_img read more