Military tech for Finsbury cake studies

first_imgFinsbury Food Group is testing technology used in the hunt for Osama Bin Laden to improve its cakes.Lightbody, a subsidiary of the firm, has hooked up with boffins at Strathclyde University and will be using hyperspectral imaging to inspect its cakes.Hyperspectral imaging captures the entire light spectrum and helps to decipher the chemical makeup of the things surveyed. US troops had it mounted on helicopters when they attacked the compound in which Bin Laden was finally found.Using the camera and complex mathematics, researchers can then predict the shelf-life of cakes.Ian Chree, director at Lightbody’s Hamilton site, told The Grocer: “We could potentially allocate a numerical value to the cake eating quality over life. This analysis could prove invaluable.”last_img

Slaying the sludge monster

first_imgHe’s covered in sticky tentacles of frustration, endless inescapable globs of pointless paperwork, ridiculous rules, and cruel barbs of rejection and fees. The Sludge Monster is clogging up your membership growth, and he’s costing your credit union members and money left and right.So what is sludge, anyway? Sludge is anything that creates friction, frustration, bad vibes, or negative outcomes. Sludge slows everything down, and keeps people from completing tasks.In a credit union, sludge keeps people from getting loans, from opening accounts, and from bringing more of their business to your credit union. It can even sludge up your brand by making people feel ashamed, uncomfortable, or taken advantage of.Sludge is riskIn the credit union world, a lot of sludge is there through some misguided attempt at reducing risk – “if we ask for shoe size and a haiku on our loan apps, we won’t have as many defaults.”The problem is that every added slug of sludge also increases a few other kinds of risk. The most obvious risk is that the member will give up or make a mistake. Sludge is also a significant brand risk, making you seem old-fashioned, overly suspicious, or elitist. After all, didn’t they just see a commercial about a place that can approve a mortgage in a few minutes from their phone? So why is this car loan taking so long? Is someone back there using chisels on stone tablets?Leading the sludge slaughter is Marketing’s jobIf you’re a credit union marketer, you’re also responsible for your credit union’s brand. And being a good brand steward means going to bat for your members. Point out sludge where you see it. Ask “why” when you see something sludgy.It also means you have to get comfortable getting nosy in areas that don’t “belong” to marketing. Lots of sludge comes from moldy old processes, outdated products, and pointless policies. Part of your job is to find and manage these risks. Desludgification doesn’t always mean expensive or high-techSome sludge is there because of cost. If you’re hanging on to an ancient brand, a clunky website or lame online banking because of the cost to upgrade or exit a contract, take another look. That fusty old-fashioned reputation is probably costing you a lot more in the long run than the dollars and cents you’re “saving.”But desludging doesn’t necessarily mean spending a lot of money. And technology isn’t a cure-all for sludge. Sometimes desludging just takes  a few policy updates, or rearranging schedules, or rethinking a cumbersome process or product.To give just one example: the most popular days to visit a dealership and buy a car are Saturday and Sunday. Guess when most credit unions are closed and incommunicado?What would it take to do some creative scheduling, streamline your processes, and tweak a few policies to grab all those car loans you’re missing? The tech doesn’t matter much if you can make loans in minutes instead of Monday.Desludging pays off for everyoneWhile you’re saving your members all that time, frustration, and money you’re also saving your staff frustration and time. That frees them up to listen more, learn more, get to know their members, and give more meaningful service.In other words, credit union staff also suffer from every sludge. A “no sludge” culture leads to happier, more empowered staff and less wasted time. And that leads inevitably to happier members.Get out there, get nosy, and start your sludge hunt today! 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Brian Wringer Former watermelon farmer Brian Wringer wears several hats for iDiz Incorporated, including Web Projects Manager, Wordsmith, and Big Idea Guy. He builds better credit unions by day and weird old … Web: www.cuidiz.com Detailslast_img read more

Sunoco Race Fuels renews divisional title roles for IMCA Stocks and Hobbies, plus Deery cash awards

first_imgLINWOOD, Pa. – Synonymous with IMCA racing for more than two decades, Sunoco Race Fuels returns to prestigious partnership roles with the sanctioning body in 2015. Manufacturer of the official fuel of IMCA and based in Linwood, Pa., Sunoco has renewed its title sponsorship for both the Stock Car and Hobby Stock divisions. Top 15 drivers in final national standings for IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars receive shares of a $5,000 point fund. A total of $3,000 will be paid to top 15 drivers in national IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock standings. An IMCA sponsor since 1993, Sunoco became title sponsor of the Stock Car division in 1999 and for the Hobby Stock division in 2006.“Sunoco Race Fuels has been one of the cornerstone partners of IMCA racing for a long time and we are honored to partner with them,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder said. “Sunoco awarded over $22,000 in cash to IMCA racers last season and their commitment to do the same this year heightens our anticipation for the 2015 racing season to begin.” Sunoco also provides the $2,000 purse to be paid for the Stock Car Race of Champions to be held during the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s.No change has been made in eligibility for the Race of Champions, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 12 at Boone Speed­way: 2015 track champions or point leaders in attendance, and former national champions, Super Na­tionals champions and race winners are eligible to qualify for the 15th annual event. Drivers with perfect attendance throughout the 2015 Deery Brothers Summer Series will be entered in draw­ings for $250 cash prizes from Sunoco when they qualify for each Late Model main event. Another $2,000 in cash will be divided equally among drivers who compete at all series races this season. Late Model, Stock Car and Hobby Stock drivers are required to display two Sunoco decals on their race car and to com­pete with Sunoco race fuel to be eligible for point fund shares or cash awards. Those decals will be included in packets mailed to Stock Car and Hobby Stock drivers after they purchase 2015 competitor’s licenses and will be available in pre-race tech inspection at all Deery Series events. Information about Sunoco products and distributors is available at the www.racegas.com website.last_img read more

Akwa Utd Players Yet to Get Promised Cash, Houses

first_imgOkon Bassey in UyoTwo years after winning the Federation Cup, players of the Akwa Ibom State Government owned Akwa United Football Club have expressed worries over the inability of Governor Udom Emmanuel to redeem the pledges he made to them.The governor had in the euphoria of the victory promised to pay each of the players N2 million bonus as well as a gift of a 2-bedroom apartment for winning the 2015 edition of the former FA Cup. The victory was the first time for the state since it was carved out of the former Cross River State in 1987. Regrettably, almost two years after, Governor Emmanuel is yet to fulfill the promise to the players, this now raising fears in the camp of the team nicknamed the ‘Promise Keepers’ by their legion of supporters that they may never get the reward.Some players who spoke on the condition of anonymity urged the governor to fulfill his pledge to the team.The player alleged that besides not paying them match bonuses, the governor only gave them N50, 000 each after they qualified for the finals.“The governor only gave us N50, 000 when we went to visit him at the Government House to formally inform him that we had entered the finals of the FA (Federation) Cup competition,” alleged the player.Some other players who spoke with THISDAY on condition of anonymity also disclosed that the immediate past Chairman of the club, Mr. Nse Ubeh and some officials of the State Ministry of Sports only took them to show some houses at the 1,000 Housing Units constructed by the state government at Ikot Ekpene and Uruan local government areas.“We were only shown the houses but the keys to the apartments were not given to us. Again, the state government refused to give us the original documents of the houses for us to take legal and full possession of them.“We were only given photocopies of the house documents and, of course, you know that you can’t claim ownership of a property with photocopied documents.“We also learned that the houses have now been rented out to people who are presently occupying them which goes to show that they were not originally intended for us.“The governor keeps saying that he has redeemed his promises to us but we are shocked that up till this moment, we have not received the gifts.We think that it is either the gifts have been cornered by some corrupt government officials or the governor has allocated them out to other people,” the players further alleged.“We have also met severally with the state commissioner of sports and the chairman of the club on the matter but they keep pleading with us to continue to exercise patience. For how long are we going to wait before getting the promises made by the governor?” queried the angry players.When asked to throw light on the matter, the Media Officer of Akwa United FC, Mr. Mfon Patrick, admitted that the state government was yet to fulfill its promises to the players who won the 2015 Federation Cup.He attributed the delay in disbursing the N2million and the 2-bedroom houses to the victorious players on the former Chairman of the club, Mr. Nse Ubeh, who he alleged did not submit a comprehensive list of the beneficiaries to the state government for necessary action.The club’s media officer said the current Chairman of the club; Mr. Paul Bassey, has reviewed the list of beneficiaries to include not just the players but other personnel of the club like drivers and backroom staff among others.Patrick pleaded with the players to continue to exercise patience with the state government as Governor Emmanuel would make good his promises possibly when the club plays its next NPFL match with Enyimba FC at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Examining factors in simmering Lakers trade rumors

first_imgThere are good reasons, too, why the Lakers would want Bogdanovic, who at 6-foot-6 is a capable second-unit ball-handler and a good-enough defender at various wing spots. That is kind of what the doctor ordered. I also personally believe that he has the best name in the NBA, which translates to “BOGDAN, SON OF BOGDAN.”But the Lakers also are structured in such a way that filling one hole creates a hole somewhere else. Kuzma has struggled, but he’s also been injured, and it wouldn’t be in the Lakers’ interest to sell low on him. The organization has believed for a long time that he could grow into a third scorer, which LeBron said himself recently.At the very least, there are a lot of obstacles keeping this kind of trade from becoming fully realized. That doesn’t mean that it can’t be done, but that’s the grain of salt you should take when reading about such rumors.As for Darren Collison and Andre Iguodala: Iggy still needs to be bought out, and Collison needs to prove he’s NBA-ready. In either case, the Lakers still need a roster spot, so they’d have to free one up by trade or waiver to get either guy – neither of whom is really on the market [email protected]_ wants to know: “What is the word on LeBron’s groin? We haven’t heard anything since he was meant to go out for a few weeks but you can see his game style has changed.”It’s an interesting question that I wrote about last week. In a back-to-back with wins over Portland and Dallas, LeBron flashed a different kind of game that seems to translate as he ages. One of the things I noted is that he had dunked just one time in three games, off of two feet.Since I wrote that, he’s dunked a couple of times – against Phoenix, against New Orleans. Last night, he even forgot that he had an alley-oop against the Pistons, as Anthony Davis shouted in the background, “I told y’all he’s getting old.”So yes, great troll job on my story. But on the other hand, that doesn’t change that LeBron’s game has generally moved further from the rim. In the last six games since returning from injury, LeBron’s assists are up to 12.8 per game. He’s taking a career-high six 3-point attempts per game this season. His rim-finishing is down to 67 percent, according to stat site Cleaning the Glass, which is the lowest average since his rookie season.It’s just tougher when you’re older. To say nothing of the groin injury, which is no longer on the Lakers’ injury report, any little nagging thing is harder to recover from. LeBron takes a beating in games, and in fact has been a little irate that he doesn’t get more foul calls. At 35, those tiny things are more likely to set him off-course. Rather than create with rim-running drives, he’s more likely to drive in to just touch the paint before passing out. And with Davis, it’s both necessary and ideal that he plays set-up man rather than finisher more often.I’m going to try to stop predicting the future about how LeBron’s game will change, but there does seem to be some trending that will continue. I don’t know if it has to do with the groin injury as much as Father Time.Many of you want me to talk about Rajon Rondo.This is something where a few thought experiments might be necessary.There are some statistical elements that tell us Rondo is not doing well on this team. Of any of the regular rotation players, Rondo has the lowest net rating (plus-1.0 per game). The Lakers have outscored opponents by 19 points when he’s on the floor and by 244 when he’s sitting. The offensive and defensive ratings improve when he’s off the floor – especially on offense, actually (105.2 Ortg when he’s on; 112.9 Ortg when he’s off). Rim-finishing used to be one of his best skills, but this year he ranks in just the 16th percentile among guards, according to Cleaning the Glass. While he’s had some good games, he’s struggling in general.Some of you seem to think we haven’t asked Coach Frank Vogel about it – we have. The Lakers play him because they feel it’s necessary to use a second ball-handler to take some burden off LeBron.“’Do’s gotta come in and run those looks, and I think he’s doing a really good job with it,” Vogel said after the Pelicans game on Friday. “We haven’t had success with some of those units, but I think Rondo’s done a good job.”First of all, it’s important to remember that part of Rondo’s value is intangible to fans. I wrote about this last spring when it seemed like there was a good chance the Lakers would bring him back. While he can be prickly at times, he’s generally considered a fun teammate, a guy who keeps things light, and a keen basketball mind. He takes practice seriously, which seems to be a big reason coaches like him. He might be the most well-conditioned player on the team (really). He is close with Anthony Davis, who obviously the Lakers have to woo back into the fold this summer.If we pretend for a moment that the Lakers want to trade him (there is no evidence at all of this, but merely to experiment here), then some other factors come into play. He reportedly has a player option, which makes him difficult to trade this year without some kind of consent that he wants to go elsewhere (which he doesn’t, because he could be on a title-winning team if he sticks in L.A.).If he’s playing poorly in his minutes so far, why not just bench him? Because it would tank his trade value. When a player is slumping and then benched, it’s not a very attractive player to trade for. It would create a situation where one of the closest players to Davis becomes discontent. And it still doesn’t solve the on-court problem that the Lakers want to use Rondo for – helping take some of the burden off of James. Cook hasn’t been terribly effective in that role when he’s gotten to play. Caruso has been in spots, but the Lakers also like his off-ball minutes as well.Unless the Lakers do find a second capable ball-handler, it’s hard to see Rondo’s minutes going away. Please, don’t shoot the messenger.— Kyle GoonEditor’s note: This is the Monday, Jan. 6 edition of the Purple & Bold Lakers newsletter. To receive the newsletter in your inbox, sign up here.Let’s Get LinkedNew Lob City? – A look at how Anthony Davis’ rim-finishing has propelled the Lakers atop the league.Reinforcing the trade – Davis had 46 points against the Pelicans in a dramatic validation of the Lakers’ decision to go get him.Avery Bradley on injury watch – He sprained his ankle against the Pistons and we’re waiting to hear more on that.Block party – Speaking of the Pistons, the Lakers piled up swats against them.Remembering David Stern – Both Mark Heisler and Jim Alexander chimed in with memories of the commissioner with a one-of-a-kind personality.Sympathy for BI – Mirjam dove into how Lakers fans feel about the most accomplished former member of the young core. Editor’s note: This is the Monday, Jan. 6 edition of the Purple & Bold Lakers newsletter. To receive the newsletter in your inbox, sign up here.I think it’s best if we just dive into the mail, don’t [email protected] wants to know: “How serious are the talks regarding Kuzma? Any news on the Collison or Iggy front? Feel like we just need another solid playmaker off the bench.”So if you’re not up to date on newsy tidbits from Monday morning and early afternoon, here’s what people are talking about: The New York Times reported that the Sacramento Kings have “tried to engage” the Lakers in talks for Kyle Kuzma, and that they “know they would have to include” Bogdan Bogdanovic, a 27-year-old ball-handling wing who has been the odd man out in the Kings’ starting backcourt. There was a report by The Athletic not long after that the Kings were not interested in a “straight up” swap.  Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThere has been some smoke about this for the last week. Rather than parse the credibility of two of the NBA’s best reporters, I think it’s most constructive to look at the barriers that would have to be overcome for Kuzma to be dealt:• In a Kuzma-for-Bogdanovic deal, their salaries don’t match. Kuzma is owed $1.97 million this season, while Bogdanovic is owed $8.53 million in salary. The Lakers would have to cobble together roughly another $4.5 million in salaries to be able to do a deal, which seems hard to do without taking another key piece of the rotation. There is a $1.75 million trade exception for DeMarcus Cousins that helps. Quinn Cook is owed $3 million at the moment, which gets you there on paper, but given that he’s not playing at the moment, it’s hard to gauge how Sacramento would value him as an asset. It’s relevant that Sam Amick added to his report, “filler salary is of no interest to the Kings.”• You have to consider how Sacramento values Bogdanovic, who averages 14.5 points per game and shoots over 38 percent from 3-point range. Even though he might be underutilized off the bench, he decimates opposing bench units, he has a knack for game-winners (including one against the Lakers last season) and the Kings are 0-6 without him. Even though the Kings have dedicated a ton of money to Buddy Hield already, Bogdanovic is clearly a player of value in their organization.• You have to consider how the Kings value Kuzma, who is struggling in several ways this season. At 11.8 ppg and 3.5 rpg, his numbers are down, and so are his minutes. Even when you look at per-36 minute numbers, his scoring, assists and rebounding are all down. His shooting has improved, ticking up to 34 percent beyond the arc, but his two-point shooting is a little worse – which might be a little skewed by injury. Most pertinent to the Kings is this: They already have a huge roster with Marvin Bagley, Harry Giles, Dewayne Dedmon (who notably wants to be traded, but would only inflate the salary problem being owed $13.3 million), Richaun Holmes and Nemanja Bjelica (who was annihilated by LeBron on a dunk earlier this year). While a Luke Walton reunion with Kuzma might strike them as compelling, what are they going to do with all these bigs?• You have to consider the ways the Lakers value Kuzma, who was notably kept this summer. He’s close to many people in the organization, including Rob Pelinka. He’s viewed as a grassroots success story, a triumph as a late-first-round pick who validated the Lakers’ scouting department. He has growth potential, at just 24 to Bogdanovic’s 27. He gives the Lakers a good option at power forward when they want to close games small – which they would lose if they traded him. Would a closing lineup with Bogdanovic, Davis, LeBron, Danny Green and Avery Bradley make sense? Or would the Lakers go with one of their centers? It’s just a little bit clunkier. And that’s before we get into Kuzma’s contract, which is still one of the best bargains in the league. If they don’t extend him next summer, he’s a restricted free agent in 2021.last_img read more

Hughes ‘could not trust Barton’

first_imgArsenal and Tottenham have been linked with Clint Dempsey following the American’s latest goals for Fulham.The Daily Mirror say Arsenal are keen to sign him, while The Sun claim he is a target for both the Gunners and Spurs.Hughes held Barton back for a crucial game against Swansea.Dempsey’s brace against Bolton on Saturday took his tally for the season to 21, inevitably increasing speculation that he could leave Craven Cottage in the summer.His contract expires at the end of next season and he has been offered a new long-term deal.Meanwhile, The Sun declare that Joey Barton was axed for QPR’s game against Manchester United because boss Mark Hughes ‘could not trust his skipper to avoid trouble’.Hughes explained before and after the defeat at Old Trafford that he left Barton out because he is a booking away from being suspended.The midfielder is expected to return for Wednesday’s home clash with Swansea.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Ravena on scare vs Thais: ‘We didn’t expect we would play that bad’

first_imgRavena on scare vs Thais: ‘We didn’t expect we would play that bad’6.1K viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC SEA Games 7: Things to watch out for with PH women’s volleyball team View comments MOST READ LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games “We expected that Thailand would put up a fight, but we didn’t expect that we would play that bad,” said guard Kiefer Ravena Monday at Sunway Putra Hotel here. “It was an ugly one for us but we ended up winning and that was the end goal.”CONTRIBUTED PHOTOThailand managed to take a 71-69 lead midway through the fourth and it needed the late-game heroics of Ravena and Baser Amer to lead the Philippines to the victory.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutGilas went on an 8-0 run to take a 77-71 lead with the backcourt tandem scoring six points in the pivotal spurt.Ravena said that if ever they plan to win the Philippines’ record 17th gold medal in the regional games, they have to be sharp from the get-go down to avoid playing catchup. LATEST STORIES SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Read Next KUALA LUMPUR—Gilas Pilipinas barely left MABA Stadium the same way it came in.Southeast Asia’s most dominant basketball program had to fight tooth-and-nail against Thailand to capture an 81-74 win at the start of the 2017 Southeast Asian Games basketball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I guess we have to avoid things like these from happening again,” said Ravena, who finished with 11 points but shot 4-of-14 from the field.  UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesseslast_img read more

Sore knee could sideline Cavs’ Shumpert for another week

first_imgShumpert is averaging 6.0 points, 2.8 rebounds and 18.2 minutes for the Cavs, who are just 3-4 and take a three-game losing streak into Wednesday’s game against the Indiana Pacers.The 27-year-old Shumpert has made one start as coach Tyronn Lue has been forced to juggle his lineups because of injuries.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutShumpert is in his fourth season with Cleveland, which acquired him during the 2014-15 season in a trade with the Knicks. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Read Next US defense chief agrees it’s time to take another look at defense pact with PH PLAY LIST 01:46US defense chief agrees it’s time to take another look at defense pact with PH01:46Duterte has only scratches on elbow, knee after motorcycle accident — Go02:27Another ‘ninja cop’ dismissed from service01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Iman Shumpert of the Cleveland Cavaliers dribbles against the Brooklyn Nets during their game at Barclays Center on October 25, 2017 in the Brooklyn Borough of New York City. Al Bello/Getty Images/AFPINDEPENDENCE, Ohio — Cleveland Cavaliers reserve guard Iman Shumpert could miss another week with a sore right knee.Shumpert sat out Sunday’s loss to the New York Knicks and underwent an MRI on Monday. The team says tests didn’t reveal any structural damage, and he will be out five to seven days while undergoing treatment and rehab.ADVERTISEMENT Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA PSG, Bayern advance in Champions League; Man Utd must wait View comments MOST READlast_img read more

Xiaomi Redmi 4A with 16GB internal storage to go on sale today at 12PM, exclusively on Amazon India

first_imgXiaomi’s two-month old Redmi 4A will go on sale today at 12pm on Amazon India website. The smartphone costs Rs 5,999 and was launched in March in India. The phone costs will be selling in dark grey and gold colour options.Redmi 4A is arguably one of the most ultra-affordable smartphones launched by the company and comes with pretty neat specs and features.  To recall, the smartphone looks a lot like Redmi RS except the polycarbonate body. The smartphone sports a 5-inch HD IPS display with a 720p resolution and is powered by 1.4GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor clubbed with Adreno 308 GPU and 2GB RAM. The dual-SIM Redmi 4A comes with 16GB of internal memory which is further expandable via microSD card slot. The smartphone runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow-based MIUI 8 out-of-the-box and is backed by a non-removable 3,120mAh battery.Redmi 4A which is an entry-level smartphone and is a good choice for those who are looking for a Xiaomi phone cheaper than the Redmi 3S.   On the photography front, the device  packs in a 13MP rear-camera with f/2.2 aperture, autofocus and an LED flash. On the front sits a 5MP selfie-shooter. The smartphones comes with connectivity options like GPS/ A-GPS,  4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth v4.1. The Redmi 4A also includes features like accelerometer, gyroscope and proximity. The smartphone is also available in Xiaomi’s first Mi Home in India.Xiaomi phones are going on sale on Flipkart and Amazon from last few days. Only yesterday, i.e. on Thursday , Redmi Note 4 went on sale, exclusively on Flipkart and Mi home. The phone is available in four storage variants. The basic is the 2GB RAM  vraint which comes with 32GB storage and costs Rs 9,999. Next is theRedmi Note 4 with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage priced at Rs 10,999. Third is the one with 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM that costs Rs 12,999. There are four colour options of Redmi Note 4  in India – gold, grey, matte black, and silver. Redmi Note 4 is the highest shipped smartphone in India in the first quarter of 2017.advertisementAlso Read: Redmi 3S Prime review: Xiaomi’s greatest hitlast_img read more

Colin Cowherd Goes On 6-Minute Rant Against Alabama, The SEC

first_imgColin Cowherd goes off on Alabama during The Herd.colin cowherd goes off on alabamaSunday night, FOX Sports radio host Colin Cowherd ruffled a few feathers, dropping a top four that includes both Michigan State and Ohio State, but not SEC heavyweight Alabama. Monday, he doubled down, going on a six-minute rant about the Crimson Tide’s strength of schedule.Cowherd added that the Big Ten, top to middle, is the best conference in college football. He thinks that the SEC is “living off of reputation” this season.“The SEC is living totally off reputation” – @ColinCowherd on why Alabama isn’t in his Top 4. #HerdHere https://t.co/d3sd2DmzEU— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) November 30, 2015Regardless of what you think about Cowherd’s rant, one thing is certain. If Alabama beats Florida this Saturday, it’ll be part of the playoff. Whether it’ll win the whole thing – that’s up for debate.last_img read more