Lava Z81 with MediaTek processor, 13MP rear camera launched: Price and specs

first_imgLava has launched a new Lava Z81 smartphone for the mid-budget phone buyers in India. The smartphone has been priced at Rs 9,499 and is available in two variants – 2GB RAM and 3GB RAM. However, only the 3GB variant is available currently. The new Lava Z81 can be bought via both offline or online channels like Flipkart, Snapdeal and Amazon.”We are extremely excited to offer yet another first from Lava to our consumers – the very stunning and powerful Z81. In an era of immense noise and clutter, it is important to be differentiated and stand out from the crowd; and our Z81 does exactly that with its Studio Mode. I am sure that our consumers will find it very valuable and enjoy the next level of smartphone photography. Z81 is a true testimony to our vision of making the valuable technologies accessible,” said Sunil Raina, President, Lava International,” Sunil Raina, president of Lava International, said in a press statement.The Lava Z81 smartphone sports a 5.7-inch HD+ display with an aspect ratio of 18:9. The phone is powered by MediaTek Helio A22 chipset clocked at 2GHz paired with PowerVR GE-class GPU. Buyers can choose between the 2GB RAM and 3GB RAM variants of the phone. Both the variants pack in same 32GB of internal storage which is expandable up to 256GB via microSD card slot.The phone runs Star OS 5.0 based on Android 8.1 Oreo and is supported by a 3000mAh battery. The phone comes with connectivity options including 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Micro-USB 2.0 port, GPS/AGPS, GLONASS, Bluetooth 4.1, FM radio, and a 3.5mm audio jack. Sensors include a fingerprint sensor, accelerometer, ambient light sensor, and proximity sensor. The phone also supports Face Unlock.advertisementComing to the camera department of the phone, the Lava Z81 comes with a 13MP rear sensor with LED flash. At the front, there is a same 13MP sensor with LED flash. According to the company, the key highlight of the camera specs is the addition of the AI Studio Mode in both front and back camera for portrait clicks. Buyers will have the option to choose between Black and Gold colour options.ALSO READ: Realme 2 Pro, OnePlus 6T, iPhone XR: Best phones to buy in Novemberlast_img read more

India pumped up to win Test series in Australia, says Ishant Sharma

first_imgIndia have been billed as the favourites to win the Test series in Australia starting December 6 in Adelaide.Ishant Sharma, the senior most member of the team and the leader of India’s pace attack, has admitted that the team is only focused on “winning a series in Australia”.India have never won a Test series in Australia but have drawn three series Down Under in 1980-81, 1985-86 and 2003-04.”The biggest thing right now is to win the series and that’s what everybody is focusing on right now. We are not even thinking about personal performances. Just one aim that is to win a series in Australia,” Ishant told reporters ahead of the four-day practice match against Cricket Australia XI on Wednesday.Also Read – India will defeat Australia 3-1 in Test series, says VVS Laxman”Everyone is really passionate. We are pretty motivated to win the series. Not only in Australia, when we played in South Africa and England we were pretty motivated to win a series abroad and I think that is the biggest opportunity for us right now because we always have a good balance in the side which can do things for us which is very promising,” he added.Also Read – Virat Kohli will have another imperious outing in Australia Tests: Adam GilchristIshant said the warm-up match is important for the team as it will set the tone for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.”I think it’s pretty serious for us (the practice game), because we have to set the tone. You know the conditions, obviously playing here after a long time. You need to get into the groove, get used to the conditions and I think it’s a pretty important game for everyone,” he said.advertisementAlso Read – Less verbals but more bouncers from Australia: Ian Chappell warns Virat Kohli’s IndiaWith pacers like Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar doing their job well, Ishant is taking this opportunity to make his mark.”If you’re representing the country the pressure is there, I think it’s a great opportunity as well because you have a healthy competition in the team as you can see there a lot of fast bowlers coming up and if you are not doing well then any time you can sit behind and watch the game,” he said.Also Read – Virat Kohli is still a work in progress as captain: VVS Laxman to India Today”I think it is a great opportunity for everyone to do well in any conditions as you can see we did well in the last two tours especially in South Africa and England as well,” he added.(With inputs from IANS)last_img read more

Samsung Galaxy S10 render suggests dual rear cameras, in-display fingerprint sensor

first_imgSamsung is widely expected to launch three models of the Galaxy S10 in February, 2019. There has been a lot of interesting reports regarding the design that Samsung is going for – from display cutout to four rear cameras. Earlier this week, the Galaxy S10+ was rendered as having four cameras on the back like the Galaxy A9 (2018). Now, we have a render of the regular Galaxy S10 (or perhaps the S10 Lite) with dual rear cameras.The render posted by tipster Ice Universe shows the back of the Galaxy S10 with a horizontal arrangement of cameras. Two sensors can be seen clearly along with an LED flash. This seems to suggest that we are looking at a “Lite” model of the Galaxy S10. This is because the regular Galaxy S10 has been rumoured to come with a triple camera system and recently this was spotted on some live images shared on Weibo. Meanwhile, the Galaxy S10+ model is said to come with four rear cameras horizontally arranged. Galaxy S10+ render with four rear camerasThe render of the Galaxy S10 and S10+ as well as the alleged live images spotted this week all seem to suggest that the upcoming flagship phones from Samsung will not sport a physical fingerprint sensor on the back. Instead, these phones will be equipped with an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor, as per past reports. Alleged live image of Galaxy S10 with triple rear camerasAs for the display, all three models are expected to come with punch hole-style Infinity-O displays. The Lite and regular models will sport a tiny display cutout to house a single front cameras, while the Galaxy S10+ is rumoured to come with a pill-shaped cutout to house dual front cameras. So it seems the Galaxy S10+ will offer a total of six cameras (four on the back and two up front). Additionally, the Galaxy S10 Lite is said to come with a flat Infinity-O display while the other two models will offer curved screens.advertisementGalaxy S10+ benchmarked with Snapdragon 855 chipsetQualcomm announced its next-gen mobile flagship chipset this week, the Snapdragon 855. This will power most flagship phones in 2019 and naturally the Galaxy S10 will be one of them. This week, the Galaxy S10+ was benchmarked on AnTuTu with a SD855 chip. The results showed the Qualcomm chipset edging past the Exynos 9820 and Kirin 980 in CPU, GPU and AI performance.Of course, this does not indicate real-world performance and we can only know how the new SD855 chipset performs after a hands-on look. Consumers in India will most likely get the Exynos 9820 version of the Galaxy S10 next year.last_img read more

Richa’s prior kabaddi experience comes in handy for ‘Panga’

first_imgMumbai, Dec 14 (IANS) Actress Richa Chadha, who has been training in kabaddi for Ashwini Iyer Tiwari’s “Panga”, says she used to play the sport during her school days and that is coming in handy now.”It has been amazing to work with professional players. We are working with a senior player and a senior coach sir too. They have been training us extensively in the sport. I have had a some practice of kabaddi back in school which has come in handy, it was something I enjoyed back then too in schools,” Richa said in a statement.She finds the sport intensive and not easy, but the practice, she feels is worth it because of the impact it will create on the film.”Ashwiny is very thorough. That makes the process even more fun, makes us want to put in that extra effort to look and be as authentic as we can to real life kabaddi players,” Richa added.The actress recently wrapped up the first schedule of the film in Bhopal and is all geared up for shooting the next schedule which will happen in February as both she and Kangana Ranaut need to prepare for the role.–IANSrb/sedlast_img read more

2nd Test: Tim Southee rescues New Zealand with bat and ball vs Sri Lanka on Day 1

first_imgTim Southee rescued New Zealand with the bat then dragged his side back into the match with the ball after Sri Lanka’s Suranga Lakmal’s career-best figures had threatened to dominate the first day of the second Test in Christchurch on Wednesday.Southee counter-attacked with wicketkeeper BJ Watling to blast 68 from 65 balls and take New Zealand from the depths of despair on 64 for six after Lakmal had destroyed the top order on a green wicket at Hagley Oval.The 30-year-old Southee and Watling (46) combined for 108-runs as New Zealand were dismissed for 178 with Lakmal finishing with five for 54.First Test centurion Angelo Mathews was on 27 with Roshen Silva (15) as the visitors were 88 for four at stumps, with neither team holding the advantage as both seek to win the two-match series with victory in Christchurch.The first Test in Wellington ended last week in a damp draw after virtually all of the final day’s play was washed out.Tomorrow’s first session is going to be important for both sides – Tim Southee looks ahead to a big day two at Hagley Oval!NZC LIVE CARD | https://t.co/YhNC8DPej2Tickets for day two | https://t.co/mnbSmtmpxO#NZvSL pic.twitter.com/UD1Lfzi4fMBLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) December 26, 2018The 31-year-old Lakmal, utilising the overcast, cool conditions and green pitch, had reduced the hosts to 36 for four after Dinesh Chandimal had won the toss and wasted little time in choosing to field.Lakmal went to lunch having bowled 12 successive overs with figures of four for 18.advertisementSouthee, whose innings of 77 not out in his debut in 2008 remains his highest score, then decided attack was the best form of defence and belted six fours and three sixes to resurrect his side’s fortunes.His dismissal, to a brilliant, one-handed leaping catch by Danushka Gunathilaka at short mid-wicket, sparked another collapse with the last three wickets adding just six runs.Southee then took the first three Sri Lankan wickets to reduce them to 21 for three inside 10 overs.The second victim — Chandimal for six — moved him to 234 Test wickets and third on New Zealand’s all-time list.Chris Martin had been in third on 233, although Southee is still a long way away from Daniel Vettori’s 361 and Richard Hadlee’s New Zealand-leading mark of 431 wickets.After his initial spell, Southee continued to be a threat towards the end of the day’s play as Silva and Mathews played and missed several times but saw their side through to stumps.last_img read more

ISL 2018-19: Bengaluru FC thrash FC Goa 3-0, finish on top of table

first_imgTen-man Bengaluru FC sealed their place at the top of the table with a stunning 3-0 win over FC Goa in the Indian Super League here Thursday. Full-back Nishu Kumar received his second yellow card and was sent for an early bath in the 42nd minute.Down to 10 men, Bengaluru produced a brilliant second-half performance to pick up all three points as Juanan (50′), Udanta Singh (58′) and Miku (69′) netted a goal each.The win sees Bengaluru assured of finishing top of the league for a second consecutive season while FC Goa will be disappointed at not pressing home their numerical advantage.FC Goa looked to be the better team in the opening session but the tables turned in the second.The hosts were given an early scare when Ahmed Jahouh stole the ball off Dimas Delgado’s feet in the midfield and unleashed a piledriver at the goal that ricocheted back off the inside of the post.Bengaluru also had a chance when Miku and Dimas combined brilliantly in the 20th minute but the scoreline remained unchanged, thanks to an alert Mourtada Fall.The defender stuck with Miku as he tried to get a show away after Dimas’ excellent lob, allowing Naveen Kumar to collect what turned out to be a tame effort.Bengaluru were dealt a blow just before the break after the referee showed a second yellow card to Nishu Kumar for dissent.The full-back, after bringing down Jackichand Singh, was punished for his frustration as the referee awarded a free-kick to Goa.advertisementDespite going down to 10 men, the hosts nearly scored at the stroke of half-time when Harmanjot Khabra forced a brilliant save from Naveen Kumar.Despite the numerical disadvantage, Bengaluru started the second half on the front foot and took the lead within five minutes.Xisco Hernandez delivered an excellent cross into the centre of the box and the ball fell for Juanan. The defender chested the ball and lashed a volley into the top corner.The hosts piled the pressure on the visitors and showed no signs of holding back.In the 58th minute, Dimas gained possession of the ball in midfield and played Udanta Singh behind the defence with a delightful through-ball.The Indian winger raced into the box and with just the goalkeeper to beat, finished with aplomb to double his team’s lead.Goa took risks and pressed further up the field to try and get back into the game. Brandon latched onto Edu Bedia’s ball into the box in the 66th minute but his effort was denied by the crossbar.Bengaluru exploited the space at the other end and added to their tally minutes later.Dimas found Miku in space at the edge of the box. The Venezuelan beat the Goa goalkeeper with a terrific long-range strike to score his first ISL goal after a long injury lay-off and end Bengaluru’s two-match losing streak.Also Watch:last_img read more

Saurabh Chaudhary feeling superb after setting new record in shooting World Cup

first_imgA gold medal with a world record score and an Olympic quota as an icing on the cake, young Saurabh Chaudhary could have hardly asked for more on a ‘Super Sunday’, where his sole focus was on giving his best “shot”.Saurabh, who holds the junior world record, smashed the senior record on his way to the men’s 10m air pistol gold at the ISSF World Cup in New Delhi.He finished with a total score of 245, also securing an Olympic quota for the country in the process.”I was not thinking about the world record. If I had thought about making a record then it would not have been possible, neither was I thinking about the Olympic quota, I just wanted to give my best,” Saurabh said after the win.Saurabh, whose every shot were met by ecstatic cheers from the crowd, said it was special winning at home.”To win a medal in front of the home crowd, in my first senior World Cup was superb. The crowd was similar to the Asian Games,” the teenager said.He may have dominated the final event from the start, finishing 5.7 points ahead of the silver medallist but assessed that the field was tough.”This being my first senior final, I felt the pressure in the morning. The competition was hard. I was aware of my lead but didn’t let it get to my head. I was not thinking about the quota, just wanted to give my best,” he said.While it was ecstacy for Saurabh, Manu Bhaker faced another disappointment failing to finish on the podium in the 25m pistol event was shattered by the defeat.advertisement”I tried my best. I don’t know what happened,” Manu said.Asked if she was nervous or felt burdened by the expectation of the home crowd she said:”The support was great. There was no pressure I was just happy India is hosting the World Cup.”Asked whether the injury to her left arm caused her problems Manu insisted that she was fully fit.”l had some problems with my left arm till February 21 but now it’s fine. That is not the reason for my bad performance today,” Manu didn’t make any excuses.The youngster said that he is yet to figure out why she is having a consistent final jinx.”I do not know about the mistakes I committed right now. My monitor was on the other side so I couldn’t see it properly. My performance in 25m throughout last year has been 4th, 5th or 6th position. I don’t know what’s wrong,” she said.Manu had finished sixth in the Asian Games and fifth at the ISSF World Cup in Mexico last year.”I am focussing on 10m now,” she said.last_img read more

AFC Olympic Qualifiers: India women’s football team to face tricky Nepal in Round 2

first_imgThe Indian women’s football team faces a stern test against a tricky Nepal in their Olympic Qualifiers Round 2 match here on Saturday.The two teams will be up against each other for the third time since February. In the Hero Gold Cup, Nepal had triumphed 2-1 in Bhubaneswar, while the Indians had a revenge of sorts in their 3-1 win in the SAFF Championship final.1 day to go!The Indian women’s team is gearing up to take on Nepal tomorrow in a crucial encounter #BackTheBlue #ShePower #IndianFootball pic.twitter.com/MBlrd1zuPTIndian Football Team (@IndianFootball) April 5, 2019India head coach Maymol Rocky said her side would look to score first and put the opposition under pressure.”We need to take our chances. Nepal possess the ability to hurt us. That was on display in Bhubaneswar. We will try to score first,” Maymol said.”Sabitra Bhandari is one of their (Nepal’s) key players in attack, and we will try to neutralize her,” she added.Maymol spoke about her players having a good relationship with the Nepalese but said on the field there will be no concessions.Here is how the teams rank in Group A of the Olympic Qualifiers Round 2#ShePower #IndianFootball #BackTheBlue pic.twitter.com/KfiJNEzirTIndian Football Team (@IndianFootball) April 5, 2019With only one team qualifying, and both India and Myanmar level on points, a win for Maymol-coached side will further boost their chances for a qualification from the Olympic Qualifiers Round 2.Dalima Chhibber, who scored off a majestic free-kick in the SAFF final against Nepal, said the two teams are “aware of the strengths of each other”.advertisement”Nepal are a side which know us very well as to how we play. We know them equally well. So it will be a battle of who can convert in front of the goal.Also Read | India women’s football team beat Indonesia 2-0Also Read | AFC Olympic Qualifiers: India women sail past Indonesia with 2-0 winAlso Read | Indumathi Kathiresan stars as India beat Hong Kong in women’s footballAlso Watch | R Ashwin on Mankading in IPL 2019: My conscience is very clear after the incidentlast_img read more

Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma chill with AB de Villiers and family ahead of DC clash

first_imgRoyal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli was on Sunday spotted hanging out with his wife Anushka Sharma and teammate AB de Villiers in Bengaluru with the South African cricketer’s wife and kids also joining them.Kohli was seen playing with de Villiers’s kids as they enjoyed a lazy Sunday afternoon before gearing up for the must-win match against Delhi Capitals at the M Chinnaswamy stadium.Time is running out very quickly for Virat Kohli’s team with RCB yet to taste success in the Indian Premier League 2019 season so far.In charge of a house in complete disorder, Kohli will hope that Royal Challengers Bangalore play in the manner that defines his cricket, when they meet Delhi Capitals in the IPL Sunday.RCB have suffered five straight losses in this edition, while the visitors are coming into the game with two wins and three reverses. After losing the last match against Kolkata Knight Riders Friday, RCB’s position has become precarious, and they have to win almost all their remaining games to keep their chances alive.Despite AB de Villiers and Kohli striking form by scoring 63 and 84 respectively, RCB bowlers failed to restrict KKR, who was powered by Andre Russell’s explosive knock.The defeat left Kohli frustrated, and the batting mainstay called it “unacceptable”. The Jamaican walloped 29 runs in the penultimate over, which helped the visitors pull off a sensational victory. Apart from Yuzvendra Chahal and Pawan Negi, all other RCB bowlers have not been among the wickets and conceded far too many runs, which Kohli admitted in the post-match presentation ceremony.advertisementAgainst KKR, they leaked 66 runs in the last four overs. RCB’s batting has also been dismal. In their first match against Chennai Super Kings, RCB were bowled out for a paltry 70 in 17.1 overs after their top-order crumbled against Harbhajan Singh and Imran Tahir.Against Sunrisers Hyderabad, the RCB bowlers allowed SRH to post a mammoth 232 with centuries from Jonny Bairstow and David Warner.RCB then collapsed to an embarrassing 35 for six by the eighth over, with Kohli and de Villiers contributing just four runs between them. In the end, they were skittled out for 113 to lose the match by a massive 118 runs.Against Rajasthan Royals too, the RCB top-order failed. The RCB think-tank would now be hoping that their top-order batsmen come out good against DC. Delhi have their fair share of worries, having lost three games.Also Read | Virat Kohli becomes all-time leading IPL scorer during 49-ball 84 Also Read | IPL 2019: Virat Kohli 2nd Indian batsman to score 8000 runs in T20 cricketAlso Read | IPL 2019: RCB arguably the biggest franchise in world cricket, says Marcus Stoinislast_img read more

Samsung Galaxy A70 vs Galaxy A50: Specs, features and price compared

first_imgSamsung announced the Galaxy A70 alongside the Galaxy A80 at the “A Galaxy Event” in Bangkok earlier this week. While the Galaxy A80 was understandably the star of the show thanks to its unique pop-up rotating camera, the Galaxy A70 also managed to grab some of the spotlight for its sleek and attractive design, Infinity-U display and a large battery. These features are more or less found on the Galaxy A50 as well.The Galaxy A70 will most certainly come to India before the Galaxy A80. Samsung has already confirmed the India launch of the Galaxy A70 via a dedicated microsite on the Samsung India page. In terms of hierarchy, the Galaxy A70 falls above the Galaxy A50, which was launched in India a few weeks ago. Consumers are understandably going to wonder about the differences between the two phones, which is why we decided to break it down for you in the piece.Samsung Galaxy A70 vs Galaxy A50: Design and specsThe Galaxy A70 and A50 share similar aesthetic features that make them look alike from a distance. They both come with 3D glasstic designs with gradient prism-like effect and Infinity-U waterdrop displays. Both the phones are offered in black, white and blue colours, but the A70 gets an additional coral variant as well.Both the Galaxy A70 and A50 come with in-display fingerprint sensors and face unlock for biometrics. They also support dual SIM cards with expandable storage, 3.5mm headphone jack and Type-C port.The Galaxy A70 is a bigger phone with a larger display compared to the Galaxy A50. While the Galaxy A50 sports a 6.4-inch FHD+ (2340×1080) Super AMOLED display, the Galaxy A70 gets a bigger 6.7-inch FHD+ (2400X1080) Super AMOLED display, which makes it as tall as the Galaxy S10 5G.advertisementSamsung is using a 11nm-based octa-core 2.0Ghz Snapdragon 675 chipset for the Galaxy A70 that is paired with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. Interestingly, the Galaxy A50 gets a 2.3GHz octa-core Exynos 9610 chipset that is based on a 10m process. The A50 is offered with up to 6GB of RAM as well. While on paper the Galaxy A50 gets a faster chipset, real-world performance may be different.Both the phones ship with Android Pie with One UI on top, which means you’ll get a similar software experience that includes a redesigned UI for easier one-handed use and system-wide Night Mode.As far as the cameras are concerned, both the phones come with triple cameras on the back, but with slightly different configurations. The A70 gets a 32MP primary camera with f/1.7 aperture, while the A50 gets a 25MP f/1.7 main camera. Both the phones offer similar 8MP ultra wide-angle and 5MP depth cameras. Up front, the Galaxy A70 gets a 32MP selfie camera while the A50 sports a 25MP camera.The Galaxy A70 also gets a bigger battery 4,500mAh battery as opposed to the Galaxy A50 which houses a 4,000mAh capacity. Additionally, the A70 also supports fast charging up to 25W, while the A50 caps at 15W.Samsung Galaxy A70 vs Galaxy A50: Price in IndiaThe Galaxy A50 was launched starting at Rs 19,990 going up to Rs 22,990 for the 6GB RAM variant. It is available via online and offline channels. Samsung is yet to announce the price of the Galaxy A70 in India or otherwise, but we expect it to fall under Rs 30,000 given the specs on offer.ALSO READ | Tech Tips: How to transfer all contacts from your old Android or iPhone to a new smartphoneALSO READ | Realme 3 Pro launching in India on April 22, can it beat Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro?last_img read more

Salman Khan and Disha Patani in Bharat song Slow Motion teaser is just Sultan’s 440 Volt

first_imgSalman Khan has shared a 20-second teaser for Slow Motion, a song from his upcoming film Bharat, which is scheduled to be released on Thursday. The first look of the song is similar to Lag Gaye 440 Volt from Salman’s 2016 film Sultan. Interestingly, the film was also directed by Ali Abbas Zafar.In the teaser, Salman Khan is seen dancing with Disha Patani, who is playing a trapeze artist in Bharat. Salman Khan took to his social media handles to release the teaser. He wrote, “Life slow-motion mein jaane wali hai (Life is about to go into slow motion).”Watch Sultan’s 440 Volt here: Salman Khan will be seen donning five looks in the Ali Abbas Zafar directorial. Going by Salman Khan’s looks in the song, it seems it is set in 1960s. In a yellow sari, Disha Patani is looking like a sultry diva. The song is composed by Vishal-Shekhar and lyrics have been penned by Irshad Kamil.Bharat is an adaptation of the Korean film An Ode To My Father. Apart from Salman and Disha, it stars Katrina Kaif, Tabu and Sunil Grover as well. In the film, Salman sports five different looks.Bharat will release on Eid, June 5.Watch the trailer here:Over the past few days, Salman Khan has released all five of his looks in separate posters.advertisementALSO READ | Bharat director Ali Abbas Zafar: Salman Khan is a deep, mature and beautiful actorAlso Read | Bharat new poster: Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif take you 30 years back in timeALSO READ | Bharat first poster: Salman Khan rocks salt-and-pepper look in Ali Abbas Zafar’s filmALSO READ | Katrina Kaif looks as fresh as ever in the latest still from Salman Khan’s BharatALSO WATCH | Katrina Kaif talks about her experience being a superstarlast_img read more

Top colleges abroad as Harry Potter houses: How to select the best college that matches your personality

first_imgHow can that be possible? I even don’t know about my personality, leave alone aligning that with the persona of the university. Most people decide their college of choice basis the rankings (and also whether they could get in), median SAT (or GMAT or GRE) scores, finance and scholarship availability etc.However, in our experience, this is an ineffective way of choosing your next education destination. Selection basis university rankings or SAT scores not only reduce your chances of getting in but also (on the perchance that you get in) builds you up for four years of misery and dissatisfaction.An ideal programme selection heuristic is based on the following factors:1. Personality alignment between the candidate and the college2. University Education Quality (proxy – university and programme rankings)3. Your ability to get into that university (proxy – how close your SAT scores are to the median score, your profile in comparison to other students at that university etc.)While points 2 and 3 are easy to establish and measure, they do not convey a complete picture. Most students end up selecting colleges basis rankings and median SAT scores because of easy availability of these data points.However, in so doing, they may miss out colleges that are better aligned with their way of doing things (and learning styles) and are more suited to their narrative or profile.While I have talked about the narrative and/ profile in another post of ours, herein we shall talk about personality alignment between the candidate and the college.advertisement Looking at the ‘personality’ of some top-notch business schoolsLet us look at some top-notch business schools and try to understand their personality. Also, to help you understand better, I have given you’re an analogy from my favourite Harry Potter series.I am trying to compare Stanford, MIT, Harvard and Chicago Booth part of the super-elite M7 group of Business Schools.In my opinion,Being a part of Stanford GSB is like being in the house of RavenclawBeing a part of MIT Sloan is like being in the house of GryffindorBeing at Harvard Business School is like being at SlytherinBeing at Chicago Booth is like being at HufflepuffThese associations should give you some sense of the personality of that specific business school. And hopefully, you could appreciate my point that if you are like a Slytherin and we put you in the house of Gryffindor, how much of a horrible time you would have!Let’s explore these associations a little bit further.1. Stanford GSB as Ravenclaw “For Ravenclaw, the cleverest would always be the best.” GSB students take pride in effortless perfection. They like to think of themselves on the lines of a duck in a pool. While it seems calm on the outside but underneath, its feet are paddling at a breakneck speed.That is a GSB student for you extremely clever and seeped in the valley culture of entrepreneurship who is willing to apply his mind and take risks to build businesses which have never been thought of before!However, he is casual and calm, loafs around wearing a sweatshirt and is supremely confident of himself (sometimes a little arrogant too!)2. MIT Sloan as Gryffindor “Their daring, nerve, and chivalry set Gryffindor apart.” Frankly, I had trouble picking out MIT Sloan or the Stanford GSB for the house of Gryffindor.Both MIT and Stanford are distinctively similar focus on risk taking and entrepreneurship; have great relations with their university’s engineering schools and want to explore the unknown.I think what helped me pick out MIT out for the house of Gryffindor is principally two factors1. Rivalry with the upstream HBS (which is about a mile upstream on the other side of the river Charles)2. Stanford, with its location in the heart of the valley is naturally entrepreneurship oriented. MIT, on the other hand really had to try harder to become a top destination for entrepreneurially aligned. Also, it dared to challenge the much older and institutionally more powerful HBS in its own backyard required guts and daring!3. Harvard Business School as Slytherin “Power-hungry Slytherin loved those of great ambition.”HBS was a natural choice for the house of Slytherin. HBS, with its focus on legacy, leadership and blue-blooded persona is extremely Slytherin like.Its legacy is epitomized in oak-panelled walls and plush, deep carpets and a campus (unlike the open campuses of GSB and MIT) which is designed to keep people out.So much so, that while the entire Harvard university is on one side of Charles, HBS sits majestically on the other side emphasizing its ‘exclusivity’ and unique ‘legacy’.advertisement4. Chicago Booth as Hufflepuff “For Hufflepuff, hard workers were most worthy of admission.”Chicago Booth is a great school. The underlying thought when I think of Booth is ‘stone’ unyielding, strong, a bit like many of its underground lecture theatres and its older buildings.Booth students are extremely hard-working.As mentioned on the website, “we empower bold thinkers and inquisitive minds to dig deeper, discover more, and shape the future”; Booth is quintessentially Hufflepuff!Pedagogical differences between these top business schoolsThere are pedagogical differences as well! At HBS, all you get to do are cases running into a few hundred during your entire stay.On the other hand, at MIT, you are expected to be more ‘action-learning’ oriented and learn through a combination of case-methods, lectures, but more often simulations and projects. Hence you need to pick out your learning style and let it have a bearing on the school that you choose.On another dimension, Booth, Sloan and HBS have horrible winters. MIT students have even changed the school’s Latin motif IHTFP to ‘I hate the fucking place.’So, if you like your sunshine, better go to Stanford or other great schools in the valley like Berkley Haas or USC Marshall rather than stuck in a place where you don’t see sun for 5 months of a year!Why choosing a college that matches your personality is so important!Aligning your personality with that of the college is even more important at an undergraduate level. For one, you are going to be a part of this college for four years or more, plus for many of the students it is their first time away from home.You really need to be at a place that you can blend in and feel comfortable at.For example, if you want to focus on sports and academics alike, it is better to be at GaTech rather than Caltech or MIT. If serving humanity is your calling, then be a Hockey rather than a Beaver. Likewise, if you want to be a part of a city-campus, then go to Columbia. In summary, aligning your personality with that of the school that you are going to get into is as much a part of your selection process as rankings, generalized test scores, profile match etc.Do not select schools basis easily available metrics like test scores and rankings alone. Rather, focus on finding out what that college truly offers and how well it aligns with your learning style and personality.It shall ensure that you will not only have great education, but also be happier!-Article by Abhishek Singhal, Co- Founder, UnivAdmitHelpRead: Here’s how to select the best college after 10+2Read: Tips for students moving to a US college: Adjustment tips, finance management and student visa concernsRead: Studying abroad in UK: What do Indian students prefer?Read: How to choose the best IB school for your childadvertisementlast_img read more

PUBG LITE for PC is now available for free download: All players will get special in-game prizes

first_imgAfter waiting for so many months now, the PUBG team has finally brought PUBG LITE to the Indian shores. The game is finally available for download in India and those who registered during the pre-registration period will be eligible to download the game. Selected players will need to go the PUBG LITE website and download the PUBG LITE Launcher in order to play the game. Do note that players can play the game even on low-end gaming laptops.With PUBG LITE, the PUBG team wants to appeal to gamers who don’t have the high-end gaming laptops or PCs but want to experience PUBG. The game has been optimised for low-end computers but the developers say the game will deliver the authentic PUBG experience that layers are used to on the full version of the game.Also to enhance its reach, the game is available for free to download and play. Unlike the full version on Steam for PC that usually sells for Rs 999 in India, PUBG LITE is available for free. The game follows a similar free-to-play model as PUBG MOBILE. Despite being free, players get to play on all the three popular maps – Erangel, Sanhok and Miramar.In order to play PUBG LITE on PC, players need to ensure that their computers at least have an Intel Core i3 processor clocked at 2.4GHz, at least 4GB RAM and 4GB storage space as well as Intel HD 4000 Graphics with support for DirectX11. For best results, the computer should be equipped with dedicated graphics.advertisementDo note that the game is still in beta testing and hence there are chances that players will experience several bugs in the game. The game is right now open to only those players who had registered for the game during the pre-registration period. Once the beta testing is complete, the game will be available to everyone for free.In order to download PUBG LITE, players will need to go the website and log in with their account. Once logged in, the game will give an option to download the PUBG LITE launcher which will in turn download the game files from the server.The prizes include the Tiger M46 and the Çheetah parachute for everyone who those pre-registered. For 100k registrations, PUBG will award Black Scarf, Punk Glasses and Bloody Combat Pants. Upon crossing the 200k registrations, players will be given Gold PUBG scarf, Striped Long-Sleeved Shirt and Red Sports Top. All these rewards will be given in-game via codes that will be mailed to the players.ALSO READ | PUBG LITE Beta registration begins in India: Early access, exclusive weapons, parachutes and more on offerlast_img read more

Zimbabwe pull out of T20 tri-series in Bangladesh

first_imgZimbabwe Cricket (ZC) has announced that the team will not travel to Bangladesh for the T20 tri-series.”To exacerbate the matter, ZC will not be able to stage first domestic competitions nor to fulfill its Future Tours Programme (FTP) and other international obligations, including the tour to Bangladesh for a T20 triangular series that also includes Afghanistan in September,” ZC said in a statement on Saturday.The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday suspended ZC with immediate effect for failing to fulfill their obligation of ensuring that there is no government interference in its administration.Zimbabwe was scheduled to travel to Bangladesh to play T20 tri-series in September that includes Afghanistan and the home side.”In all this, players and staff are bearing the brunt of the standoff and they might be forced to go for months or forever without their salaries and match fees,” the statement added.”We would like to see our teams playing again as soon as possible and the ZC board is ready to cooperate with the SRC and other stakeholders to get Zimbabwe back to operating within the confines of the ICC statutes again,” the statement said.Read more | We can’t afford to hang on to the World Cup win: James Anderson advises England teammates ahead of AshesAlso see:last_img read more

FOUR BIKING & HIKING TRAIL PROJECTS TO SOON BE UNDER CONSTRUCTION

first_imgSioux City is about to start construction on some new trails in four different locations.City Parks Director Matt Salvatore says two of the trails are on the city’s northside:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/TRAILS3.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………that trail completed. :18Also in April, phase one work on Riverside’s Big Sioux Trail between Riverside Park and River Drive will resume:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/TRAILS4.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…….on August 31st. :07Salvatore says the 4th trail project that will connect Chautauqua Park to Chris Larsen Park does not have a specific start date yet:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/TRAILS5.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……….quick as we can. :19The City hopes to begin construction later this year and complete that project in 2019.last_img read more

Is Marcell Ateman ready to Breakout?

first_imgOf all the talk of the receiving group, Marcell Ateman remained mostly in the shadows in camp behind the hype of Sheperd, Washington, Seales, and others.But there was chatter that Ateman was having a great camp as well. And on Thursday night, he looked ready to bust out.In the depth chart, Ateman stood behind Brandon Sheperd, who was still clearly limited with his recent finger disclocation.Ateman took full advantage of his opportunity, and ended the game with 75 total receiving yards, including a 18-yard touchdown grab that Mason Rudolph put only where Ateman could grab.AdChoices广告Marcell AteMAN. Good guys by 11. https://t.co/2MTeak0FNz— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) September 4, 2015A quick refresher: Ateman is 6-foot-5! He should be making those plays.After the game, Mike Gundy said that “He (Ateman) is in his third year now, so it’s time for him to start making some plays.”With a big performance to build on at Mount Pleasant on Thursday, he could be ready to do just that. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

REPORT: Negeri Sembilan 0 PKNP 0

first_imgNegeri Sembilan 0 PKNP 0: Deers’ Malaysia Cup campaign ends at group stage after goalless stalemate Zulhilmi Zainal Last updated 2 years ago 21:14 9/9/2017 Sean Eugene Selvaraj, Negeri Sembilan, Fadhil Idris, PKNP, Malaysia Cup, 09092017 Persatuan Bolasepak Negeri Sembilan – RASMI Facebook Negeri Sembilan were held to a goalless draw at home by dark horse PKNP in their last Malaysia Cup group match, sending them out of the competition. BY        ZULHILMI ZAINAL       Follow on Twitter Negeri Sembilan’s Malaysia Cup run ended at the group stage, when they were held to a goalless draw at home by PKNP FC in their last group match on Saturday.Although the bottom-placed hosts’ chances were slim, they could still realistically qualify for the quarter-finals. They needed to defeat the visitors, who have already confirmed their first place finish in Group A, while hoping that the other match in the group, between second-placed Pahang and third placed T-Team at the Darulmakmur Stadium would end in a draw.Despite creating several chances including two chances that hit the PKNP goalposts, the Deers were unable to break the deadlock, and the first half ended goalless. Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing When the second half began, both sides still failed to find the back of the net. Negeri boss Asri Ninggal introduced Japanese-Brazilian hitman midway through the second half to put more pressure on the visitors, but PKNP’s defence held fast.Abu Bakar Fadzim’s charges, playing without pressure, managed to hit Negeri on counter attacks now and then, but their attempts were rarely on target; including those had by striker Shahrel Fikri Fauzzi, who recently received his first call-up to the Malaysia national team.The match ended in a goalless stalemate, a result that did not matter in the end for the hosts as Pahang have beaten T-Team 3-2. But the Negeri fans will surely not feel too hard done in by the exit, considering that their team, currently third in the Premier League standings with three rounds left, are in the hunt for promotion to the Super League, something that have eluded them in the past few years.Negeri Sembilan: Kaharuddin (GK), Nasriq (C), Vidic, Fauzan, Faizal, Hazrul, Aroon, Anwar, Shahrul, Sean, Tuck.PKNP: Amin (GK), Krjauklis, Irwan, Hamizul, Khairul, Raffi, Shahrel (C), Sukri, Gilberto, Syamin, Fadhil. read morelast_img read more

Blair reveals British league dream

first_imgPremier League Ex-Prime Minister Blair reveals obsession to create British football league 18:08 11/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Tony Blair Getty Premier League Premiership The former Labour Party leader wanted to strengthen the bonds between the nations and developed the idea of combining the football leagues Former Prime Minister Tony Blair says he had a dream of merging Scottish and English football to create a British league.Blair, who was in power from 1997 to 2007, wanted to strengthen the bonds of the United Kingdom in the wake of the Scottish devolution referendum, leading to the creation of the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh.In an attempt to create a feeling of unity in the UK, Blair became “obsessed” with the idea of combining the two divisions. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing  “I know it sounds a bit strange but I was for a time quite obsessed with the idea that, for example, for football we should be opening up the English league and the Scottish league and having them together,” he told BBC Scotland.”I always thought we should be looking at ways of making sure that people felt a connection.”I was looking for ways of making sure that as we in a sense diverged around devolution, that there were elements of convergence and I still think in the future it is important we look for that.”The idea of the two countries coming together in a football sense has been raised before.Moussa Dembele Celtic Manchester CityDue to Celtic and Rangers’ historic duopoly in the Scottish top flight, the Old Firm clubs have explored the possibility of joining the English system.English Football League clubs dismissed the notion last year, but Neil Doncaster, chief executive of the Scottish Professional Football League, said in June that the situation could change.“Nobody knows as we don’t have a crystal ball, but there is a willingness to embrace the concept of cross-border football,” he said.“There is an appetite for further cross-border competition including at league level across Europe and we are well positioned, having had this competition up and running.“I’d like to think any future cross-border competition would equally enhance and benefit the game for all across the British Isles.“We have to be open-minded about where the future takes us.”In the most recent clashes between club sides from the two leagues, Celtic twice drew with Manchester City in last season’s Champions League group stage, while Scotland also drew 2-2 with England in a World Cup qualifier in June. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more