The Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) has released an employment notification inviting interested, eligible candidates to apply for the positions of Deputy Engineer. Candidates should be willing to travel to various vendor sites/customer locations within Bangalore and to various parts of the country.Vacancy detailsTotal posts: 11Name of the posts:Deputy Engineer (E-II)Eligibility criteriaEducational qualification:Candidates interested in applying for this post should have pursued a full time BE/BTech course, from a reputed institute/university, with minimum one year of work experience.Age limit:The age of the candidates applying for these posts must not exceed 28 years. Relaxation in age will be provided as per the government norms.(Read: 872 vacancies at Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB): Apply for Inspector, Constable posts, attractive salary) Pay scale:Selected candidates will be getting a monthly salary of Rs 16,400 to Rs 40,500.Selection procedure:Candidates will be selected on the basis of a written test and an interview.How to apply:Candidates interested in these posts are required to apply at the official website www.bel-india.com . They should then send the print-out of the application form along with all other relevant documents to ‘ The Manager (HR/T&BS), Bharat Electronics Limited, Jalahalli Post, Bengaluru – 560013.’Important dates:Last date for the submission of an online application form and printout is January 31.Read: Uttar Pradesh PSC is hiring for 125 posts of Sports Officer, Medical Officer and others: Apply now Read: Over 700 vacancies at DMRC: Apply by January 28 and get upto Rs 25,000 salary advertisementFor information on more latest government jobs, click here.
Victorian all-rounder Marcus Stoinis will replace the injured Mitchell Marsh in Australia’s one day international squad for the ongoing series against Pakistan, Cricket Australia said on Monday.Fast bowling all-rounder Marsh has been ruled out of the remainder of the five-match series with a shoulder injury, which he sustained in Australia’s six-wicket loss against Pakistan in the second one-dayer at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday. (Aslo read: Mitchell Marsh out of ODI series against Pakistan)Australia have already added batsman Peter Handscomb to their squad with Chris Lynn ruled out of Thursday’s third ODI in Perth due to an ongoing neck injury.Stoinis has a single one-day international for Australia to his name, against England in 2015.The 27-year-old will play Melbourne Stars’ Big Bash Twenty20 match against Brisbane Heat on Tuesday before he and leg-spinner Adam Zampa, who has been released from the squad to play in the same match, join the one-day team in Perth on Wednesday.The series is tied at 1-1 after Australia won the opener in Brisbane by 92 runs before Pakistan bounced back in Melbourne.
Jammu, Jan 20 (PTI) Jammu and Kashmir Technical Education and Youth Services and Sports Minister Moulvi Imran Raza Ansari today said the state government has setup the State Skill Development Mission and modalities for registering skill development societies are being worked out.He informed the House that the State Skill Development Mission is being headed by the Chief Minister.Replying to a question by Rani Gargi Blowria in the Upper House, the Minister said no funds have been allocated to the state during the previous two years under National Skill Development Mission (NSDM), but the department, separately, has trained 100 youths in different trades and 510 youths are being trained at various ITIs in convergence with other departments/organizations that are not covered by the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojna (PMKVY).All the activities of the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) are being monitored by MSDE, GoI, he informed.An action plan for skilling 47,302 youth up to 2020 in the state is being formulated in consultation with MSDE, Ansari said.The Minister stated that apart from the centre sponsored schemes, skill-development trainings in different trades are being imparted to the youth through ITIs.He said the government would also explore possibility of providing training to the youth through private ITIs.To provide jobs to the skilled youth, job melas were conducted at Srinagar and Jammu in which 1,050 skilled youth were provided employment, Ansari said.He said the government is also tying-up with various national and international companies for providingemployment to skilled youth of the state.advertisementLegislators Ashok Khajuria, Saif-ud-Din Bhat and GN Monga raised supplementary questions. PTI AB ANB
SchoolForSure.com raises funding from Foodpanda co-founder *Online school admissions platform SchoolForSure.com has raised an undisclosed amount in angel funding from private investors, including Foodpanda co-founder Rohit Chadda.SchoolForSure.com, which operates a single platform for filling master application form for all schools, enables parents to apply to multiple schools.The startup will use the proceeds to expand its team and increase reach to more geographies, it said in a statement.********** Khel Now gets funding from Indochine International *Agnificent Platform Technologies today said Thailand-based Indochine International has invested USD 500,000 in the firm.Agnificents Khel Now platform connects sports fans and stakeholders like teams, coaches, academies and sport brands.It intends to use the investment and Indochines network of partners across ASEAN to expand operations, it said in a statement.********** Ezytruk raises Rs 1 cr funding from Dubai-based investors *Bengaluru-based logistics and truck aggregator Ezytruk has raised USD 147,000 (Rs 1 crore) in funding from Dubai-based investors Ajith Nair and Anish K.The investment will help Ezytruk establish its commercial operations, invest in marketing and IoT development as well as in its organic growth strategy, it said in a statement. ******** IAMAI-incubated startups raise Rs 9 cr seed funding *Six of the app startups incubated at IAMAIs Mobile10X Apps Hub in Bengaluru have raised Rs 9 crore in seed funding.The companies that have raised funding over the last 10 months include Highway Delite, Zoyo, SpotPlay, Townista, MyOfficeCab and Adcamie.In its first full year of operations, Mobile 10X has incubated 35 startups at its Bengaluru hub and 5 startups at Hyderabad. Mobile10X aims to augment Indias developer base, quality and market by 10 times by 2019. ********* Newspatrolling.com ties up with UC Browser, others *advertisementContent-based startup Newspatrolling.com has signed agreements with companies like UC Browser, Media Outreach, News360 and others.The partnership will help the startup expand its availability on bigger platforms and in return, publishing the news of the partner on Newspatrolling.com, it said in a statement. PTI SR ABM
New Delhi, Feb 6 (PTI) Unhappy with the damage caused to stadiums under its jurisdiction, the South Delhi Municipal Corporation is now mulling a complete ban on use of such sporting facilities for wedding functions.South Delhi Mayor Shyam Sharma made the announcement today after inspecting stadiums at Punjabi Bagh and Madipur. He also directed officials to ensure improvement in the upkeep of stadiums so that the players can make proper use of them.”Marriage functions at stadium in Madipur is already disallowed. We are now thinking of banning it at our facility in Punjabi Bagh as the infrastructure has been found to be damaged after such events,” he said.He, however, said, that a portion of the stadiums would be designated for renting them out for “religious activities”.The Mayor said the issue of proper maintenance of stadiums was discussed in a meeting chaired by Union Sports Minister Vijay Goel last week. The meeting was attended by mayors and commissioners of the three corporations of the city.Sharma had yesterday inspected the under construction multi-storey building of the West Zone headquarters at Rajouri Garden, Ring Road.He directed the engineering department to expedite the remaining work within a week.The South Delhi Municipal Corporation has four zones — South, Central, West and Najafgarh. At present, there is no separate headquarter building for the West Zone with its offices scattered at far-off places, resulting in a lot of difficulties to the visitors.The new building of the West Zone is being commissioned in the central area for an amount of Rs 26 crore.advertisement”It will be equipped with all modern office equipment apart from having greenery, rainwater harvesting facility, lifts and adequate parking. All offices of the West Zone will be housed under one roof,” the SDMC said.Sharma also inspected the under construction underground parking at Subhash Nagar. He was accompanied by several senior SDMC officials and councillors. PTI KND SRY
Bangladesh fought back against India through half centuries from Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim and Mehedi Hasan to reach 322 for six at the close of the third day’s play in the one-off Test in Hyderabad on Saturday. (SCORECARD)Bangladesh’s most experienced pair of Shakib and Mushfiqur added 107 for the fifth-wicket before the latter combined with the 19-year-old Mehedi for an unbroken seventh-wicket partnership of 87 to frustrate the hosts. (Watched Kohli bat on TV and now learnt a lot playing against him: Mehedi Hasan)The visitors still face a steep task if they are to avoid the follow-on in response to India’s mammoth first innings total of 687-6 declared. (India vs Bangladesh, One-off Test, Day 3: Key Highlights)At stumps, captain Mushfiqur was unbeaten on 81 with Mehedi not out on 51, his maiden Test fifty, at the other end with Bangladesh still needing 166 runs to make India bat again. The duo kept India wicketless for the entire third session.After resuming on 41-1, the touring side suffered a major blow in just the third over of the day when Tamim Iqbal was run out on his overnight score of 24. (India vs Bangladesh, Day 3: As It Happened)The left-handed opener was stranded near the middle of the pitch after a terrible mix-up with partner Mominul Haque while attempting a second run.Paceman Umesh Yadav, who dismissed Soumya Sarkar on Friday, found enough reverse swing to trouble Bangladesh’s batsmen before he pinned down Mominul in front of the stumps to dismiss him leg before for 12.advertisementUmesh continued to trouble Mahmudullah with his pace and movement but pace-bowling colleague Ishant Sharma reaped the benefit by dismissing the batsman leg before for 28 in his first over of the day.Ishant, who replaced Umesh, beat Mahmudullah’s bat with an angled delivery and the batsman’s attempt to overturn the decision on review also proved futile.Shakib then launched a counterattack against India’s bowlers and his 21st Test fifty was studded with 14 boundaries in a knock that came off 103 balls.The left-hander was out caught trying to loft off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, the world’s top-ranked bowler in tests, over mid-off.Ashwin’s left-arm spin colleague Ravindra Jadeja then dismissed Sabbir Rahman for 16, the batsman falling leg before while attempting a sweep shot.Mushfiqur, who got the benefit of doubt in a run out appeal when he was batting on 18, showed plenty of application and temperament during his knock and will be crucial to Bangladesh’s hopes of avoiding the follow-on.Off-spinner Mehedi gave his captain, who suffered a blow to his right hand in the last over of the day against Ishant, able support and hit 10 crisp boundaries in his flourishing knock.
The finance minister projected total revenue receiptsThe finance minister projected total revenue receipts (TRR) of Rs 68,810.88 crore for 2017-18, indicating increase of 14.06 per cent.It comprises tax receipts of Rs 51,711.52 crore and non-tax receipts of Rs 17,099.36 crore, he said adding the TRR as a ratio of GSDP was expected to be 11.12 per cent in 2017-18.Asserting that the present government was committed to enhance the capital expenditure, which has direct impact on the growth, the FM said, “as against the total capital expenditure of Rs 6,780.12 crore in 2015-16, it increased by 9.6 per cent to Rs 7,432 crore at RE 2016-17.”For the next fiscal 2017-18, I propose to double it to Rs 14,932 crore, over RE 2016-17. In addition, CE to the tune of Rs 4,725 crore is likely to be incurred by public sector units in 2017-18. Hence, the total capital expenditure is estimated to be Rs 19,657 crore in 2017-18,” he said.The FM stated that the present budget is based on the chief ministers vision to transform the state to a vibrant, dynamic and resurgent unit of the federal India.”Antyodaya” and “minimum government and maximum governance” are the guiding principles to make the State a better place to live in.In order to fulfil this vision, a strategy as well as an action plan based on nine priority areas – agriculture, rural development, urban development, infrastructure, education and IT governance, health, women empowerment, development of youth and culture have been framed,” he said.Enhancement of spending in rural areas, strengthening of Panchyati Raj Institutions (PRIs) by transferring certain works of various departments along with the budgetary provisions in a phased manner, creation of durable infrastructure, ushering in governance reforms, focus on digital Haryana, implementation of the chief ministers announcements are some of the areas identified for focussed attention in the Budget, he said.advertisementHe asserted that the allocations for most of the sectors have been hiked in the budget with the agriculture and allied sectors (including Irrigation, Cooperation and Rural Electrification subsidy) getting Rs 12,784.72 crore, Rural Development and Panchayats Rs 4,963.09 crore, Education sector (comprising elementary, secondary, higher, technical education, industrial training, sports, art and culture) Rs 15,546.65 crore and Health and Family Welfare Rs 3,839.9 crore, Industries and Minerals Rs 399.88 crore.While Rs 6,859.55 crore has been proposed for Social Welfare, Women and Child Development and Welfare of SCs and BCs, Rs 12,685.71 crore has been allocated to the power sector, Rs 3382.84 crore for the Public Health Engineering, Rs 4,973.58 crore for Urban Development, and Rs 400 crore for the District Plan.Transport sector gets Rs 2,549.81 crore and the Buildings & Roads sector has been allocated Rs 3,827. 70 crore.Abhimanyu said, “The success of any effort is adjudged in terms of the benefits made available to the underprivileged sections of the society. I have specifically earmarked an outlay of Rs 7,230 crore, 20.15 per cent of the development schemes outlay of Rs 35,885 crore, for the welfare of Schedule Castes under SCSP component in 2017-18,” he said. (MORE) PTI CHS AKA RAX
Oh me oh my! Here at the Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC) in San Francisco, ForeSee has released a report saying nonprofit websites score a mediocre 73 out of 100 on their quality scale, a point behind E-government sites. Here’s the report. Apparently the problem is poor communication about what nonprofits do and functionality that is lacking.We need to fix this, because as the report says:One in five visitors to a website are there to make a donation!Half are more likely to give if it’s a good website!If you now feel motivated to fix your website, you may want to go here.And if you’re interested in my presentation from NTC with Mark Rovner — the Seven Things Everyone Wants aka ePhilanthropy Unplugged — you can check it out here.
Virtually every nonprofit has high-capacity donors hiding in plain sight. A whopping 40% of donors in a recent study admitted they could give more than they currently are. Our job as fundraisers is to identify those prospects so we can start moving them up to greater levels of giving. Here’s how to start making that happen.The Myth of the Donor PyramidFirst, let’s talk about the donor pyramid—what we think it looks like, what it really looks like, and the opportunities it holds for your nonprofit. We think our donor list is a pyramid. You’ve probably seen the donor pyramid a million times and think your donor files look like this: a strong base of general fund donors, a solid but somewhat smaller core of midlevel gifts, and a few major donors on top. What we’ve learned, however, is that the pyramid isn’t really a pyramid at all. In reality, it looks more like a sombrero: many people giving small amounts and a few people giving large amounts, with very few midlevel donors. Most donor lists are more sombrero than pyramid. This missing middle isn’t because of our donors’ behavior. It’s because of ours. We have prospects for every level hiding in our general fund, but most nonprofits don’t have an intentional midlevel strategy. These folks need to be identified and given more love and attention to encourage them to move up to midlevel and eventually major gifts.Who Are Your Midlevel Donors?Midlevel donors are sort of like the forgotten middle child—the “Jan Brady” of donors. They might look like low-level givers. They could be volunteers or have attended your events. They’ve probably engaged with you but just haven’t made a gift. Thing is, these prospects are very likely to give on the first ask—but they need personalized attention to get there.Most major donors actually begin at the bottom of the pyramid. Annual fund donors are strong prospects for moving up to midlevel giving. These are your future major donors, so it’s worth investing your time and resources in moving them up.What’s your favorite strategy to find more donors?Direct mail and/or online acquisition campaignStaff and board brainstorm names of prospectsProspect researchAll (or some) of the aboveA combination of these is the most popular strategy, closely followed by brainstorming names. Brainstorming sounds like a great plan, but it can become derailed by magical thinking—“If we only had this particular mega-millionaire donating to us”—while you overlook great prospects already in your own backyard.ABCs of Identifying ProspectsThere are opportunity costs associated with cultivating donors in terms of time and money, and we have an obligation to be good stewards of our nonprofit’s resources. This means learning the ABCs of prospecting:Access: People we already know or with whom we share a solid connection.Belief: People who share similar interests or already believe in our mission.Capacity: People with the ability to move up the giving pyramid.Effective prospecting begins with Access—prospects we already know. Unfortunately, we often skip ahead to Capacity and start with who’s rich. And that’s where we get into trouble. Capacity does not equal interest (Belief), nor does it equal generosity.If you don’t have Access to a big donor, or if the big donor doesn’t already have interest or Belief in your mission, despite their Capacity, pursuing them may come at the expense of missing the “millionaires next door” already in your files.Prospecting Tips for Greater GivingHere are some final points to consider when identifying and cultivating general fund donors to move up to the next level of giving:Longevity: How long has the donor been on your files? Long-term giving could mean moving a donor into planned, recurring, or major gifts.Cumulative giving: Be sure to look at cumulative giving, not just the amount they give each year. A donor who gives $2,500 four times year tends to be more receptive than one who gives an annual lump sum of $10,000.Engagement: This is huge. Are they volunteering? Are they reading your emails and newsletters? How involved are they in your organization? People who are investing time in your nonprofit are great candidates for moving up the pyramid.Referrals: People who were referred to your organization by another donor, especially major donors, meet the Access requirement right off the mark.Remember: Donors give for their reasons, not ours. For greater success, start with the folks you already know.Adapted from Network for Good’s Nonprofit 911 webinar Find High-Capacity Donors Hiding in Plain Sight, with Rachel Muir, founder of Girlstart and vice president of training at Pursuant.
Pablo Picasso famously said one must “Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.” Mastering the fundamentals of any field provides the foundation of success and creativity. You have to know how something works in order to go further and try something new. But where to begin? How do you learn what questions to ask when you don’t know what you don’t know?Every great leader, artist, athlete, philosopher, and yes, fundraiser has struggled with that same question. As complex as the topic may be, the answer is always the same…begin at the beginning. Begin by mastering the fundamentals—the ABCs—of your chosen field.Most of us don’t remember learning to read or write. But those fundamentals have become so ingrained in us that we no longer need to think about them. They are muscle memory. Because we mastered those fundamentals, we have gone on to read great novels (and maybe even write a few stories of our own).Great fundraisers have a talent for matching an organization’s needs with a donor’s wants. They seem to offer donors the very thing they’ve been looking for all along. They are, as Picasso would say, an artist.But they don’t have any magical powers or a greater understanding of the world. They took the time to learn the rules; to learn the ABCs of fundraising. Their comfort with the fundamentals allowed them to achieve new levels of success. And you can, too.Whether you’ve been fundraising for years and are training a new staff member, or you’re just getting started with your first fundraising job, it never hurts to have a handy guide to refer to for those common (and not-so-common) fundraising terms.Do you know your ABCs?We’ll give you a preview. Here are a few of the definitions you’ll find in The ABCs of Fundraising. Which ones do you already know? Which are new to you?#GivingTuesday: A global day of giving that falls on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and harnesses the power of social media, peer fundraising, and community. Many nonprofits launch their year-end fundraising campaigns on #GivingTuesday.Householding: A method of linking and managing the database profiles/records of multiple people in one household (or company) to track individual giving history, interests, volunteer activity, and more.Upgrade: The process of increasing a donor’s contribution level, achieved through relationship-building, cultivation, and stewardship. Can be a result of a donor making a larger one-time gift, becoming a recurring donor, or giving additional gifts throughout the year.Wealth Screening: The process of researching and analyzing an individual donor’s or prospect’s giving capacity. Factors to consider include donations to other organizations, real estate ownership, stock holdings in public companies, and business affiliations.Want more? Take a break and test your knowledge of these essential fundraising terms. Download The ABCs of Fundraising today.
– Wolves have defeated ‘Big 6’ opposition in the Premier League for the first time since February 2011 against (2-1) – they were winless in their previous 18 such games.- Chelsea have lost consecutive away games against newly promoted sides for the first time since December 1999 (vs and Sunderland).- Each of Wolves’ last nine league goals at Molineux have been scored in the second half.- Wolves’ Morgan Gibbs-White (18 years and 312 days) became the youngest player to assist a Premier League goal against Chelsea since Francis Jeffers for in November 1999 (18 years and 298 days).- Chelsea’s Ruben Loftus-Cheek has scored three goals in his last three Premier League games, as many as in his previous 48 combined in the competition.- Diogo Jota ended a run of 15 league games without a goal for Wolves, last netting against in the Championship in April. Wolves produced a stunning second-half turnaround as two quickfire goals earned a shock 2-1 victory over Chelsea to end a six-match winless run in the Premier League.Ruben Loftus-Cheek, handed his first league start of the campaign, had put the Blues ahead in the 18th minute with a heavily deflected effort – his second goal in four days after netting in Sunday’s 2-0 win over Fulham.And it looked as though his contribution could prove decisive until the hosts struck twice in four minutes at a raucous Molineux. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Raul Jimenez brought the scores level, his rasping finish from a narrow angle proving too hot for Kepa Arrizabalaga and the comeback was complete when Matt Doherty’s low cross to the far post found Diogo Jota unmarked to tap home.How does it feel to score in front of the South Bank, @Raul_Jimenez9?pic.twitter.com/ePv1ppOsLy— Wolves (@Wolves) December 5, 2018The fightback consigned Chelsea to successive Premier League away defeats and left Maurizio Sarri with much to ponder ahead of welcoming leaders Manchester City to Stamford Bridge on Saturday.Eden Hazard, without a goal in two months, saw a pair of half-chances come and go in the opening seven minutes but the Blues did not have to wait long for a breakthrough.It arrived with a healthy slice of fortune, however, as Loftus-Cheek’s effort looked to be heading straight for Rui Patricio before Conor Coady’s unwitting intervention with his head wrong-footed his goalkeeper.Patricio superbly tipped Willian’s free-kick over as Chelsea sought a swift second, although Cesc Fabregas had to throw himself into a desperate block to thwart Morgan Gibbs-White at the other end.Ryan Bennett and Willy Boly produced similarly heroic last-ditch challenges to deny Willian and Alvaro Morata either side of the break, and those interventions took on added importance as Wolves struck twice in quick succession around the hour through Jimenez and Jota.Chelsea fought to find a way back, Hazard and Fabregas firing over in the closing stages, but Nuno Espirito Santo’s men held on to claim a famous win and snap a worrying sequence that delivered just one point from six matches. What does it mean? Chelsea out of the title race alreadyWith only 15 matches gone, the Blues are 10 points behind City – a gap that could be extended at the weekend. Sarri has repeatedly distanced his side from title talk and it is hard to disagree.Hazard drought goes onThere was talk earlier in the season of the Belgium superstar netting 40 goals in 2018-19. Hazard continued to look dangerous, fizzing a shot narrowly over late on, but he has not found the net since October 7.Gibbs-White shows no fearOn his first Premier League start, the 18-year-old showed admirable composure and played a key hand in the equaliser – shrugging off N’Golo Kante before feeding Jimenez.Key Opta facts:57% – Raúl Jiménez has been directly involved in 57% of Wolves’ goals in the Premier League this season (8/14). Vital. pic.twitter.com/27y7SoGw8e— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) December 5, 2018Manchester UnitedWatfordEvertonBoltonWhat’s next?A huge test lies in wait for Chelsea as defending champions City come to west London. Wolves, meanwhile, visit Newcastle United on Sunday with a newly found spring in their step. read more
Still figuring out what you want to tackle in 2012? Get motivated and inspired with the DIY Business Association’s Twitter chat this Thursday, January 5. The theme? Setting Big, Hairy, Audacious Goals for the new year. Here are the basics: DIYBA Twitter Chat Thursday, January 5, 7–8 p.m. EST Theme: What’s your #BHAG2012? Your special guest co-hosts for this chat are Kari Chapin, author of The Handmade Marketplace (@karichapin), Amazon’s top-selling craft book of 2010, and Christen Carter, Founder/CEO of Busy Beaver Buttons (@BusyBeaverCC). If you’re new to Twitter chats, DIYBA has a primer on their website. You can also read more about those BHAGs. Folks are already getting started on the Facebook page for the event, too.
Apple announced the iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus on Tuesday at an event that took place in Steve Jobs Theatre in Cupertino. Alongside the iPhones, Apple also announced several other products. Apple Watch Series 3 and 4K TV two of the major announcements by Apple. This watch by Apple – as the Cupertino major claims – is the smarter watch ever. At the event, Tim Cook – CEO, Apple said, “today the Apple Watch is the number one watch in the world with 97 per cent customer satisfaction rate.” The new Apple Watch 3 comes with cellular connectivity and several new technologies and is priced Rs 29,900.Apple Watch 3Apple Watch Series 3 comes in two models, one with GPS and cellular, and one with GPS, both featuring a 70 percent faster dual-core processor and new wireless chip. With the cellular technology, Apple Watch let users stay connected even when they are away from their iPhone. In simple terms, the all new Apple Watch 3 series with cellular connectivity allows users to stay connected, make calls, and receive texts even with their iPhone.”We believe the addition of cellular will transform the way people use Apple Watch, providing a new sense of freedom since they can stay connected with or without their iPhone,” said Jeff Williams, Apple’s chief operating officer. Apple Watch 3 basically let users to stay fit or healthy, and also stay connected. The Watch 3 switches seamlessly to cellular whenever it is away from iPhone. Basically, with the built-in cellular technology, Apple Watch 3 will allow customers to make calls to their contact without having their iPhone.advertisementWatch Series 3 can also be paired with AirPods to let the users to have a fully wireless experience. The Watch 3 comes with industry-first antenna design and have a built-in eSIM that is over one-hundredth the size of a traditional SIM card, says Apple. This makes over-the-air activation possible without compromising on the space. The Apple watch shares the same number as iPhone, this means that there’s no need to provide an additional number to contacts.Apple Watch Series 3 is powered by Apple’s third-generation architecture and faster dual-core processor — S3. This processor allows for quicker app launch times and smoother graphics. The watch also comes with the ability that enables Siri to speak using the built-in speaker.Also Read: iPhone X: Rs 89,000 India price, key specs, top features and when will you be able to buyThe watch comes with a newly designed custom wireless chip called — W2 which makes the Wi-Fi 85 percent faster and Bluetooth and Wi-Fi 50 percent more power efficient. Apple Watch Series 3 also features a barometric altimeter that assists with tracking activity, flights climbed and outdoor workouts, including elevation gain.”Apple Watch Series 3 combined with the power of watchOS 4 is the ultimate device for a healthy life,” says Jeff. The combination of cellular and watchOS 4 will allow Apple Music users to stream 40 million songs on their wrist.The watchOS 4 comes with an updated Heart Rate app which is designed in a way to give more insight to the users’ heart rate, including measurements during resting, workout, recovery, walking and breathe sessions. The watchOS 4 also includes several features like — the proactive Siri watch face that displays the information users need most throughout the day, an enhanced Workout app with new interface, custom High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) workout type and auto-sets for pool swims.Watch 3 series comes with something called a GymKit. This let users connect to their favourite cardio equipment and experience two-way synchronisation of data with just a tap.As per the availability, Apple Watch 3 series — both GPS and Cellular version will be available in 10 countries and territories. The watch will be available in stores starting Friday, September 22. The GPS variant of the Apple Watch Series 3 comes with a price tag of Rs 29,900. Apple Watch comes in silver or space grey aluminium, new gold aluminium, and also includes silver or space black stainless steel cases. Apple announced a Woven Nylon watch which comes with a new pattern and the incredibly lightweight Sport Loop. Apple Watch 3 Edition has also added a dark grey ceramic case which comes coupled with a new two-toned Sport Band.Apple 4K TVAlongside the watch, Apple also introduced the new Apple TV 4K designed to deliver cinematic experience at home. The TV supports both 4K and High Dynamic Range (HDR). “With Apple TV 4K, viewers can enjoy a growing selection of 4K HDR movies on iTunes,” notes Apple. All the iTunes users will get automatic upgrades of HD titles in their existing iTunes library to 4K HDR versions soon after they become available. Not only that, Apple TV 4K will also offer 4K HDR content from popular video services, including Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, coming soon. Apple says, “4K gives you a crisper picture using four times morepixels than standard HD. High Dynamic Range (HDR) delivers brighter,more realistic colours and greater detail.”advertisement”Bring the magic of the cinema straight to your living room with the new Apple TV 4K,” says Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services. “Customers will love watching stunning 4K HDR movies from an impressive catalog on iTunes, while also getting automatic upgrades of 4K HDR movies already in their iTunes library and enjoying 4K content on services like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, coming soon,” he adds.Apple 4K TV is built on A10X Fusion chip. This is the same chip that powers iPad Pro. The television supports both Dolby Vision and HDR10, built-in high-performance 4K video scaler, and automatic detection of a 4K TV’s capabilities. In terms of availability, the Apple TV 4K starts at a price tag of $179 for 32GB or $199 for 64GB. The TV will be available for buying from apple.com and Apple Stores, as well as through select Apple Authorized Resellers and carriers. The television will be available for booking starting September 15, and will start shipping from September 22.Also Read: iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus: Exact India prices and when you can buy them
Roger Federer put all his experience into play as he outclassed 19th seed Tomas Berdych 7-6(1), 6-3, 6-4 to reach the semi-finals of the Australian Open on Wednesday.It took Federer two hours and 14 minutes to topple the Czech Republic player as he stayed on course for his 20th Grand Slam title.In the semi-final on Friday, Federer will meet the unseeded South Korean Hyeon Chung, who earlier beat American Tennys Sandgren 6-4, 7-6(5), 6-3 to make South Korea’s first ever Grand Slam semi-final..@RogerFederer sets an #AusOpen SF date with Hyeon #Chung!pic.twitter.com/sNLo82WDkj— #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 24, 2018Federer did not have an ideal start to the match as Berdych put all his power into play and put immense pressure on the defending champion.Berdych broke Federer’s serve early on and raced to a 3-0 lead. Federer battled hard against the Czech in the following service game to hold and register his first point.From there, Federer found immense confidence and began hitting his stride.As Federer began to find those beautiful backhand strokes, it put Berdych on the backfoot and he began making mistakes.5-3 ahead in the first set, Berdych was serving for the set when Federer managed to break back and then held his serve to level the scoreline 5-5..@RogerFederer breaks back!4-5 in the first set.#AusOpen pic.twitter.com/yM4NeMWXbl— #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 24, 2018The match went into the tiebreak, where Berdych was left looking for answers as Federer absolutely bullied him at the net. Putting up a perfect combination of baseline and net play, Federer beat Berdych 7-1 in the tiebreak to take the first set.advertisementWith the second set, Federer looked completely in control of the match and even though Berdych dug deep to hold his serves, the defending champion managed to break his serve eventually to lead the set 5-3.Serving for the set, Federer displayed absolute dominance and romped past Berdych to take the second set.The final set was a rollercoaster, that saw three back-to-back serve breaks.Berdych and Federer held their first two serves to keep the scoreline level at 1-1.However, Federer then broke Berdych’s serve to lead 2-1. In a twist, the world No.2 got his service broken the very next game and the set went back to being level at 2-2.However, Berdych failed to hold on the advantage and Federer stomped through him once more and broke his serve again to take the lead 3-2.From there, Federer mainly concentrated on holding his own serves as Berdych tried hard to stay in the game..@tomasberdych isn’t going quietly… #AusOpen pic.twitter.com/RZE01bcD8h— #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 24, 2018It was only a matter of time from there as Federer took the third set 6-4 and strolled into the semi-finals.
Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal are making it a habit of knocking the South African batsmen out of the competition in the ongoing ODI series.The two wrist spinners once again starred in India’s 124-run victory over South Africa in the third ODI with the Men in Blue now 3-0 ahead in the six-match series.Both the bowlers finished with 4 wickets each with Kuldeep going for 23 runs in 9 overs while Chahal went for 46 in as many overs.Captain Virat Kohli, who starred with the bat in the first innings with an unbeaten 160, praised the spin twins after the win.”This wicket was not supposed to help the wrist spinners,” Man of the Match Kohli said at the post-match presentation.”These two (Kuldeep & Chahal) got maximum out of it. These two back themselves. Today it was outstanding from them as they picked 8 wickets between them,” he added.Kuldeep and Chahal have been derailing the Proteas batting lineup throughout this series.#TeamIndia win the 3rd ODI by 124 runs. Lead the six-match ODI series3-0 #SAvIND pic.twitter.com/AVqQopWgHvBCCI (@BCCI) February 7, 2018The first ODI at Durban saw the duo pick up 5 wickets with Kuldeep getting three and Chahal snared 2.At Centurion it was Chahal who outperformed everybody else, picking up his maiden five-wicket haul while Kuldeep picked up 3 wickets as South Africa got bowled out for a paltry 118 batting first.Together the two have picked up 21 wickets in the series so far and are showing no signs of slowing down.advertisementChahal is leading the wickets tally with 11 and an average of 10.27 while Kuldeep has 10 at an even better average of 7.70. Jasprit Bumrah (4), Andile Phehlukwayo (3) and JP Duminy (2) complete the list of top-five wicket-takers.Earlier, Kohli continued his dominance with the bat as he played an unbeaten captain’s knock of 160 runs to take his side to a mammoth score of 303 for 6 in 50 overs.Talking about his own batting form the skipper said it was yet another pleasing day individually and for the team as well.I knew I had to come in and get stuck in for us to give ourselves a good chance. I take that kind of mentality into every game.”Another pleasing day, individually and as a team as well. I think the pitch started with good pace and bounce. After the 30-over mark it was a drastic change. We immediately cut down our target from 320-330 to 280-290 and ended up with 300-plus,” Kohli said.The fourth ODI between the two teams will be played at the Wanderers stadium in Johannesburg on February 10 (Saturday).
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Mumbai, May 13 (PTI) Sports tourism is witnessing 10-12 per cent growth as Indians are showing more enthusiasm for visiting a country to attend sports event, according to industry experts.”Globally sports tourism is a multi-billion dollar industry. According to estimates, global sports tourism was worth USD 7 billion in 2017. While it is a mature industry overseas, in India it is in infancy (stage),” Cox and Kings Head, relationships, Karan Anand told PTI here.The first love for Indians is cricket and they travel to watch the game, whether in India or overseas, he added.”There has also been a shift in the interest for other sporting events like the Soccer World Cup or the Olympics. We see 10-12 per cent growth in arrivals to these destinations, when a major sporting event takes place,” he said.Indians travel to Australia, New Zealand, Sri Lanka and England to watch cricket matches, however, over the last 10 years there is a growing interest to watch the Olympics, the Soccer World Cup and Grand Prix Formula One motor events.The Olympics or Soccer World Cup are highlights for Indians and they love the atmosphere associated with the games, Anand said,adding that there are people who travel to specific sporting events during the Olympics or a few of them only travel for the opening ceremony.He said this segment is primarily dominated by men who come together to watch the sporting event.Large companies are also organising incentive trips for their top performers and use this opportunity for team building activities.advertisementIndians, who travel for such events, usually extend their stay for a couple of days or a week to explore the destination, Anand said.Echoing a similar view, Expedia in India Marketing Head, Brand, Manmeet Ahluwalia said India saw a change in travel patterns and rise in incidence of travelling for sports events ever since the launch of Indian Premier League in 2008.The 2011 ICC World Cup further cemented Indians love for travel coupled with watching their favourite sporting stars in action, he added.”We noticed another interesting trend during the 2015, ICC World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. Cricket fans explored these two destinations as among the most preferred honeymoon or holiday destination.”Many people also booked their honeymoons in accordance to the match schedule so they can also support their favourite matches. We saw the bookings for these destinations go up by 35 per cent,” he said.Over the years, Indians have explored and shown interest in other sporting events, including football, tennis, Olympics, Commonwealth Games, Grand Prix Formula One motor events among others, he added.KAYAK Director, India and Middle East, Abhijit Mishra said, the sports-tourism industry is growing at an unprecedented rate, which is projected to shoot up to USD 5.72 trillion by 2021.Indians have always loved both sports and travel, so holidays around sporting events are the perfect combination to satisfy two cravings at once, he added.”Many people use these trips as an excuse for a longer holiday, combining their sporting passions with a general love for travel. On the other side, many in the tourism industry have also begun to realise the value of wooing these tourists – many of them fall into the high-spending category, stay longer than other tourist categories, are high-calibre and often stimulate other tourism,” he added. PTI SM RSY MKJ BAL BAL
On June 14, Afghanistan will become the only 12th Test nation when they take on the number one Test team in the world in Bengaluru. However, the hosts will go to action without their captain and premier batsman, who will instead be in Surrey to prepare for the tour of England.Kohli signed a contract with Surrey and will be available with the English county through June. The 29-year-old had a torrid time against James Anderson and Stuart Broad in the five-Test series in 2014 and is determined to set the record straight this time.ALSO READ: Virat Kohli to skip 1st T20I vs Ireland, Surrey confirms to India TodayKohli’s absence from the Afghanistan Test has led to a bit of a debate in cricketing circles. Michael Clarke, for instance, was surprised Kohli would miss a Test match, Shane Warne felt it was okay for Kohli to focus on the England tour.However, Afghanistan Asghar Stanikzai played down Kohli’s absence. “All Indian players are good and everyone is (a similar standard to) Virat Kohli. I believe we are playing with Team India and not with Virat Kohli.”ALSO READ: Rahane named captain for Test vs AfghanistanIn Kohli’s absence, the India Test team will be led by Ajinkya Rahane. It will still be a formidable challenge. Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Rahane, Shreyas Iyer and Wriddhiman Saha make up a power-packed batting line-up. India’s three spinners: R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Kuldeep Yadav will be a threat in Indian conditions while Umesh Yadav and Ishant Sharma will be expected to cause serious problems with the new ball.advertisementAfghanistan will bank heavily on the experience Rashid Khan and Mujeeb Ur Rahman, who have done remarkably well in the IPL.”Rashid and Mujeeb have been performing really well and it is a proud moment for us. But we also have better spinners in Afghanistan,” said Stanikzai. “We have a lot of good spinners in Afghanistan, like Qais Ahmad and other spinners who will do better than Rashid.”Stanikzai is well aware of the challenges that lie ahead in their Test debut but he said Afghanistan are ready.”Indian conditions are good for spin and we are lucky to have good spinners. Our batsmen are in good form. In the last three or four years our team combination is good. We will try and play good and positive cricket,” he said.