Smartphones priced under Rs. 8,000 don’t usually have any particularly exciting features, but this is an important segment nonetheless. These smartphones are typically entry points into the world of Android for feature-phone users who finally want to make that transition, but are reluctant to spend a lot. While there hasn’t been a lot of change in this segment over the past few months, you should be able to find big batteries and displays in the current crop of smartphones. Cameras and processing power are still quite basic, but then again, these phones aren’t designed to be exceptional performers.The smartphones we are recommending have gone through our tests, and only the ones which have scored better than average have made it to this list. Here are some of the best smartphones you should consider under Rs. 8,000. Realme C11The Realme C11 is a good alternative to the Poco C3 as it shares many of its features. The highlight of this phone is once again a large display and long battery life. The Realme C11 is built well and looks good for a smartphone in this segment. The 5,000mAh battery delivers excellent battery life, which should let you go multiple days before needing to charge it.The Realme C11 is only available with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. The low amount of RAM makes Realme’s custom skin feel sluggish. The cameras aren’t all that great either, especially if you’re shooting in low light. Just like the Poco C3, the Realme C11 lacks a fingerprint sensor, but you do get face recognition. Despite the fairly average performance, it’s still a decent buy at this price.- Advertisement – Redmi 8A Dual7Rs. 6,999 Poco C3- Advertisement – Best phones under 8,000 Phones under Rs. 8,000Gadgets 360 rating (out of 10)Price in India (as recommended) The Poco C3 is a recent entry in this segment, and while it didn’t fare too well in most of our tests, it did excel at battery life. The 5,000mAh battery in the Poco C3 managed to last around two days on average in everyday use, which is very good. It does take a long time to charge, but given the great battery life, you’ll probably need to do this every alternate day at best. The Poco C3 is also fairly slim and is built well. The display is large, even though it can be a little difficult to use under direct sunlight.The Poco C3 offers decent performance, and the good news is that the base variant, priced at Rs. 7,499, comes with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. There’s a 4GB variant too, with double the storage (64GB) priced at Rs. 8,999, but it’s not the best value in our opinion.The MIUI 12 software doesn’t show ads on the Poco C3 (for now) which is great news, and performance is quite acceptable given the phone’s pricing. You also get three rear cameras, which do acceptable jobs provided you give the sensors ample light. Overall, the Poco C3 is not a bad pick for someone buying their first smartphone.- Advertisement – Poco C37Rs. 7,499 Redmi 8A DualXiaomi appears to have phased out the Redmi 8A, leaving the Redmi 8A Dual in its place at a starting price of Rs. 6,999. It’s identical to the Redmi 8A which we reviewed, except for a second depth sensor at the back. It’s a slightly older model but is still relevant thanks to features such as wireless FM radio and 18W fast charging through a USB Type-C port — two features that are rare in this price segment. The phone also has a 5,000mAh battery, which ensures a solid two-day battery life.Xiaomi also sells an updated model called the Redmi 9A at a starting price of Rs. 6,799 with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. We haven’t reviewed this model so it’s hard to say how much better it would be compared to the Redmi 8A Dual, but it does seem decent, going by the specifications. Keep in mind though, it lacks the USB Type-C port and fast charging, which could make some people prefer the older model. Realme C117Rs. 7,499 Are iPhone 12 mini, HomePod mini the Perfect Apple Devices for India? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below. – Advertisement –
Dec 7, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – International donors at this week’s New Delhi conference on avian and pandemic influenza pledged about $406 million, including $195 million from the United States, to fight H5N1 avian flu, according to news reports.The latest pledges will bring the total promised by donors and multilateral development banks (MDBs) in the past 2 years to about $2.7 billion. A report released last week by the United Nations and the World Bank said a total of about $2.3 billion was pledged at conferences in Beijing in January 2006 and in Bamako, Mali, in December 2006.When the New Delhi conference opened Dec 4, the World Bank predicted a need for $1.2 billion to help countries battle avian flu over the next 2 to 3 years, according to a Dec 6 report by Agence France-Presse (AFP).Peter Harrold, acting vice president of the World Bank, called the new pledges a “very encouraging response,” AFP reported. “There is still a gap, but this is more than what we had anticipated,” he said.The United States had previously pledged $434 million to the avian flu fight. In New Delhi, US officials promised another $195 million, raising the total to $629 million, according to a Dec 6 Reuters report.More than $1 billion paid out Of the $2.3 billion previously pledged for the avian flu battle, $1.7 billion (72%) has been committed and more than $1 billion (43%) has been paid out, according to the UN–World Bank report, which was released Nov 29 in advance of the conference. About $600 million remained uncommitted as of the end of June.The report says the original $2.3 billion included $1.326 billion in grants from various donors, including the European Commission, and $983 million from MDBs, mostly in loans.Of the grant money, all but $57 million had been committed by the end of June, and 74% of the committed funds have been paid out, the report says. Of the committed funds, $282 million is going to countries, $433 million to international organizations, $206 million to regional organizations, and $333 million to other recipients.More than half of the mostly loan money pledged by MDBs—$592 million out of $983 million—had not yet been committed as of the end of June, according to the report. The reasons, it says, include the time it takes to prepare “integrated country programs” and the preference of developing countries to use grants rather than loans to finance their integrated programs.Fifty-six percent of the country-specific money committed so far is going to East Asia and South Asia, the report states. Another 24% is for Europe and Central Asia, with countries in Africa and the Middle East getting 18%. Latin America and the Caribbean are receiving only 2%.This week’s meeting, called the New Delhi International Ministerial Conference on Avian and Pandemic Influenza, drew more than 600 officials from over 100 countries and a number of international organizations, according to AFP.Long-term efforts neededA major theme of the conference, as well as of the UN-World Bank report, was the need to shift from focusing on emergency responses to avian flu to developing medium- and long-term strategies to deal with H5N1 and the threat of a human flu pandemic, according to news reports.The UN report says many countries have improved their responses to avian flu in the past year, but the disease remains entrenched in several countries and the threat of a pandemic is the same now as it was in mid 2005, when it became a high-profile issue.John E. Lange, who headed the US delegation to the conference, said in a Dec 4 speech there, “While we have made progress in the years since the virus first appeared, we now need to shift some of our efforts from the ’emergency’ phase of identifying and dealing with avian outbreaks to a greater emphasis on long-term capacity-building to improve both animal and human health systems as they relate to the H5N1 avian influenza virus and other emerging and reemerging infectious and zoonotic diseases.”Lange also touched on the dispute with Indonesia over the sharing of H5N1 virus samples, though he didn’t name the country. “We call on all countries to share virus samples freely, without encumbrances, for the benefit of global health,” he said.Maintaining that H5N1 isolates provided by developing countries are used to make vaccines those countries can’t afford, Indonesia has shared very few samples with the World Health Organization over the past year.India praised for compensation programIn other news from the conference, India was praised for its “swift, fair and efficient” compensation of poultry owners whose birds were culled because of outbreaks in 2006 and 2007, according to a Dec 5 report from the Times of India.David Nabbaro, the UN’s senior influenza coordinator, was quoted as saying, “India’s philosophy to compensate quickly and fairly at the district level is commendable. That’s why farmers came out in the open and declared when their birds died.”Indian Health Minister A. Ramadoss said the government paid about $19.5 million in compensation in 2006 and $2.2 million in 2007, according to the Times. Indian officials said the government paid poultry owners the market value of their birds.The UN–World Bank report said that in a survey, 66% of countries reported having prepared plans for compensating poultry owners for culled birds, but legislation and administrative procedures lag behind.Other findings cited in the report:144 countries have prepared an avian flu plan, a pandemic plan, or an integrated plan for both threats27% of countries said they have no capacity to detect and confirm human H5n1 cases41% of countries have tested pandemic plans in simulation exercises50% of countries have done some planning for maintaining their infrastructure during a pandemicAt the end of the conference, the Indian government released a suggested planning template for countries to use in preparing for avian and pandemic flu. The “Vision and Road Map” includes 21 goals that India proposes countries try to accomplish by the end of 2008.See also: 12-page synopsis of UN–World Bank reporthttp://www.undg.org/docs/8097/english%20pn.pdfFull text of 91-page UN–World Bank reporthttp://www.undg.org/docs/8097/UN-WB%20AHI%20Progress%20Report%20final%20PRINT.pdfTranscript of speech by John E. Langehttp://www.state.gov/g/avianflu/96208.htmIndia’s proposed “Vision and Road Map” for preparednesshttp://pib.nic.in/release/release.asp?relid=33862
One of the world’s leading publishing houses for travel guides and other travel information publications, American Fodor’s travel, and this year he published his popular “Fodor’s Go List“, Ie the list of destinations that must be visited in 2019, and Croatian national parks are also on this prestigious list. The announcement states that Croatia, in addition to the already well-known crystal clear sea on the coast, in its interior also offers equally well-preserved nature with numerous rivers, lakes and waterfalls, which are located in eight beautiful national parks. “The inclusion of Croatian national parks on this prestigious list is an additional confirmation of the exceptional natural wealth of our country, which is very much recognized in this segment in the world. Our preserved and untouched nature attracts a large number of tourists and I am sure that Croatia, after the publication of this list, will occupy an even stronger position on the world tourist map, especially among those travel lovers who prefer to visit unique natural sites. said CNTB Director Kristjan Stanicic.Every year, the editors of Fodors publish a list of destinations that they recommend to their numerous readers and followers. All destinations on the list will be promoted through a published article available through this one links, but also through the websites and social networks on which this American travel guide is active. Fodor Travel has previously published and Croatia Travel Guide which you can also use to promote our destination through social networks, and thus provide additional information about our tourist offer.
Asset under management of Austrian investment funds rose quarter-on-quarter by 7.4%, or €12.9bn, in Q2 2020 to a total of €187.1bn, according to a report by the Financial Market Authority (FMA).Assets bounced back in the second quarter from equity losses and outflows caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in the first quarter.However, asset under management decreased by 4% or -€7.8bn year-to-date. Funds recorded aggregated net inflows of €2.9bn, up €0.7bn, year-to-date.With regards to investment strategies, assets for mixed investment funds amounted to €82.2bn in June, up 7.5% or €5.7bn, compared to the previous quarter. Fixed income funds’ assets were up 6%, or €3.4bn, compared to the previous quarter to €60.5 billion, while equity funds’ assets rose by 15.6% to €28.2bn, and real estate funds by 1.5% to €9.6bn quarter-on-quarter. Assets invested in short-term fixed income funds fell by 2% in Q2 to €5.8bn, while sustainable funds saw assets grow by 16.6% in Q2 to €12.4bn.Austrian investment funds are divided into 913 collective investment schemes (OGAW) and 1,112 alternative investment funds (AIFs). OGAW manage €82.3bn in assets, up 9% quarter-on-quarter, but down 4.6% year-to-date.AIF manage assets worth €104.9bn, up 6.3% quarter-on-quarter, but down 3.5% year-to-date.In terms of investment strategy, FMA has disclosed that mixed funds reached a total of 1,116, followed by 436 fixed income funds, 329 equity funds, 54 short-term fixed income funds, 31 private equity funds, 18 real estate funds and 41 fall in other investment categories.At the end of the first half of the year, 14 capital investment companies (KAG) and 52 alternative investment fund managers (AIFM) were licensed in Austria.AIFMs are split into 13 capital investment companies and five real estate investment companies (Immo-KAG), each with a license as AIFM, five additional licensed AIFMs and 29 registered AIFMs, compared to 28 in the previous quarter.The number of foreign funds active in Austria stood at 7,567 for collective investment schemes and 1,568 alternative investment funds.This means that the number of foreign funds increased by 122 in Q2 and by 277 year-to-date, including an annual growth so far of 152 of collective investment schemes and 125 of alternative investments funds.To read the digital edition of IPE’s latest magazine click here.
Norwegian energy giant Statoil and its partners will invest over 5 billion Norwegian Krones ($643 million) in the development of the Snøhvit field in the Barents Sea, to feed the company’s LNG plant at Melkøya in Hammerfest.The development of Askeladd, which will supply 21 billion cubic meters of gas and two million cubic meters of condensate to Hammerfest LNG, is the part two of the multi-phased Snøhvit development, Statoil said in a statement.Production is scheduled to come on stream towards the end of 2020.“This is the next step in the development of Snøhvit. Askeladd will help maintain a plateau production rate at the Hammerfest LNG plant until 2023,” said Torger Rød, Statoil’s senior vice president for project development.Speaking of the Snøhvit license, Per Henry Gonsholt, acting production director at Hammerfest LNG, said it contains enough gas to maintain beyond 2050.Askeladd will be developed with three wells via two new subsea templates with space for additional wells in the future. In addition, an infrastructure will be installed to tie-in the Askeladd development to existing Snøhvit field infrastructure.The multi-phased development of Snøhvit was approved by the authorities in 2002. The partnership has already begun working on the next steps in the development of Snøhvit.Statoil said that Aker Solutions has been awarded the contract for the two subsea templates, whi9le additional contracts will be awarded in the following months.
HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) — Thailand has started the commercial distribution of a monoclonal antibody manufactured in Cuba for the treatment of malignant head, neck, brain and esophagus tumours, diplomatic sources in Bangkok reported.The anti-tumour product called Nimotuzumab and commercialised as TheraCIM was well received by doctors and oncologists from Thailand, Indonesia and Philippines, Prensa Latina reported.TheraCIM is manufactured by the Molecular Immunology Center of Cuba and has been registered in 26 countries, mostly in Latin America and Asia. Other commercial names are Theraloc and BIOMab.The Molecular Immunology Center was inaugurated in 1994 with the main mission of obtaining and producing new biopharmaceutical drugs for the treatment of cancer and other non-transmissible chronic diseases for domestic use.Thailand is the fourth Asian country to register the Cuban product, following China, Indonesia and Philippines.Meanwhile, the Innogene Kalbiotec firm, which has offices in Indonesia and Singapore will be in charge of the commercialisation of TheraCIM in southeastern Asia.Director of Thailand’s National Institute against Cancer, Thiravud Khuhaprema, highlighted the advantages of the Cuban medication such as the fact that it doesn’t produce side effects as opposed to traditional medicaments against cancer, and noted its high effectiveness.Source: Caribbean News Now! Share HealthLifestyle Thailand starts commercial distribution of Cuban anti-cancer drug by: – March 22, 2011 Share Share Tweet 32 Views no discussions Sharing is caring!
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The BMS 7th grade volleyball team defeated Milan by the scores 25-17; 21-25; 15-8. Macy Prickel led the team from the service line going 16 for 18 with 12 points including 9 aces. Jade Pflum served well connecting on 14 for 16 serves earning 10 points including 2 aces. At the net, Macy was 8 for 9 spiking with 3 kills, while Anna Bauer was agressive going 7 for 8 with a kill. Kayla Meyer had 4 good hits in the winning effort. The team is now 4-4 on the season.The BMS 8th grade volleyball team played a well-rounded match earning a decisive victory in 2 games. Scores were 25-10; 25-21. Maggie Walsman was perfect on all 14 of her serves earning 10 points including 3 aces. Kelsey Shupe earned 8 points in a 10 for 11 serving effort. Caitlyn Broering closed out game 2 with 3 points including 2 aces. Hattie Westerfeld dominated at the net with 10 good spikes and 2 blocks, while Tori Kurtz stepped up in the 2nd game earning 2 kills on 4 good spikes. Caitlynn Werner also chipped in with 2 kills at the net. The win improves their record to 5-3.The teams will have 3 games next week starting with Sunman Dearborn on Monday.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Shelly Prickel.
MANCHESTER: Explosive batsman Jason Roy has been added to the England squad for the three-match ODI series against Australia beginning Friday at the Old Trafford.In a media statement, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Wednesday also informed that Dawid Malan has been named as a reserve. The middle-order batsman was in explosive form in the T20I series as he top-scored with 129 runs and played a crucial role in England’s 2-1 win over Australia in Southampton. Courtesy his performance, Malan has moved to the numero uno spot in ICC T20I rankings for batsmen. Joe Denly, who was originally named in the squad as a reserve, has left the bio-secure bubble and returned to Kent, the ECB statement further read. England ODI squad: Eoin Morgan (captain), Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Jonathan Bairstow, Tom Banton, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood. Reserves: Saqib Mahmood, Dawid Malan, Phil Salt. Australia squad: Aaron Finch (capt), Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins (vc), Josh Hazlewood, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Riley Meredith, Josh Philippe, Daniel Sams, Kane Richardson, Steven Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Andrew Tye, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam. (IANS) Also Watch: AASU-AJYCP’s New Political Party on Sept 11
However, his contract with the Rams ran out at the end of last season.“After hard thinking it was time to hang up my boots and look forward to my next chapter,” Cole told Sky Sports.Cole was part of the Arsenal “Invincibles” side that won the Premier League without losing a game in 2003/04.He left the Gunners for a move to West London in an acrimonious circumstances after Arsenal failed to match his wage demands in 2006.Cole went onto win another Premier League title, the Champions League and the Europa League in an eight-year spell at Chelsea.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Former England, Arsenal and Chelsea left-back Ashley Cole announced his retirement at 38 on Sunday and plans to forge a career on coaching.Cole won 13 major trophies, including three Premier League titles, and, with 107 caps, is one of just nine men to have made more than 100 appearances for England.After leaving Chelsea in 2014, he had short spells with Roma, LA Galaxy and most recently Derby County, under the management of former teammate Frank Lampard last season.