Android Grew 350% in 2009

first_imgWe think we can see this as more solid evidence that Android is going to offer some solid competition in the field of mobile OS. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… While we recently reported that Google’s Nexus One had a slow start coming out of the gate, the Android operating system, which is spread across a number of devices, is not having the same issues. A report by Myxer, a mobile entertainment company with over 30 million members, says that visits to its mobile site by Android users grew 350% in 2009, strongly outpacing the iPhone, which grew 170% during the same period. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#news#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Related Posts mike melanson Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting While iPhone is shown to have grown from 3% to 4%, Android has jumped from 5% to 12%. In the fourth quarter of 2009, Myxer delivered seven times as much content to Android phones than iPhones. When the report looks a little deeper into its numbers, it not only finds that the number of Android phones visiting the site have grown, but the number of phones running Android have too. During the fourth quarter alone, the number of Android devices doubled.last_img read more

Finally, Maharashtra declares drought in 151 tehsils

first_imgThe Maharashtra government on Wednesday announced severe and medium-scale drought in 151 tehsils in 26 districts. The announcement will hold for the next six months.Out of the 151 tehsils, 39 come under the ‘medium-scale’ category while 112 are ‘severe drought’ areas.Under the Centre’s drought manual of 2016, the State had to follow three steps before declaring a drought.The government identified over 200 tehsils from 13 districts that received rainfall between 50% and 75% and prescribed the first trigger or step, to identify whether drought can be declared in these locations. By the end of the second step, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had declared 180 tehsils as drought-prone. A ground truthing [inspection] exercise was held thereafter and the report was submitted to the CM’s office. The Opposition Congress on Tuesday had charged the government for delaying the announcement.The State has been facing water scarcity in October, with the next monsoon still nine months away. Total water storage as on October 31 in all dams of the State stands at 59.46% in comparison to 76.14% last year. The number of tankers deployed across the State too has increased from 74 on October 30, 2017 to 489 on October 29, 2018.The government has already asked District Collectors to not collect land revenue from farmers, implement a 33% subsidy on the electricity bill of agriculture pumps, kick start employment guarantee scheme, and exempt school and college fees for students from these tehsils. Farmers will get financial help ande government is likely to credit ₹6,800 per hectare to farmers with non-irrigated farms and ₹13,000 per hectare to those with irrigated farms.last_img read more

Inquirer top 7 UAAP 81 women’s volleyball players: Week 6

first_imgNow all that is out of the way, here are the players that made the start of the second round a spectacle.1. Maddie Madayag (Ateneo de Manila University, middle blocker)Weeks on list: 2Last week: N/AMaddie Madayag. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMaddie Madayag was a defensive fortress for Ateneo when it went the distance against University of Santo Tomas.The Lady Eagle was an impenetrable wall tallying 11 blocks, the most in the Final Four era, en route to 23 points leading Ateneo to the 19-25, 22-25, 27-25, 25-22, 15-11 win over the Golden Tigresses.Madayag broke the record previously set by La Salle’s Celine Hernandez a decade ago when she put up nine denials against Adamson University in 2008.ADVERTISEMENT Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Every week, INQUIRER Sports will be ranking the seven best performers in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament. The author will base the rankings on the players’ team standings, statistics, and the intangibles that don’t appear on the stat sheets.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants PBA D-League: Che’Lu, Marinerong Pilipino post third win Google Philippines names new country director Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting 4. Kat Tolentino (Ateneo de Manila University, outside spikerWeeks on list: 4Last week: N/AKat Tolentino. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netKat Tolentino was relatively quiet for Ateneo the past week with Ponggay Gaston taking a more prominent role as the Lady Eagle’s outside hitter.The start of the second round, though, was a different field for Tolentino.Although she played as a secondary for Madayag, Tolentino still finished with 20 points in their game against the Golden Tigresses and that production pushed her to the third spot of the Best Scorers table with 127 total points.5. Mary Ann Mendrez (University of the East, outside spiker)Weeks on list: 1Last week: N/AMean Mendrez. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUE recorded just its second win in the tournament at the start of the second round and the one most responsible for it all was Mary Ann Mendrez.The Lady Warriors’ quiet star wasn’t that silent on the stat sheets when she tallied 19 points to lead UE past NU, 25-16, 25-18, 24-26, 25-16.6. Eya Laure (University of Santo Tomas, outside spiker)Weeks on list: 4Last week: No. 4Eya Laure. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netEya Laure may be a second fiddle to Rondina in the UST system but that status doesn’t make her any less of a player.Laure has consistently delivered for the Golden Tigresses in her hot pursuit of the Rookie of the Year plum and although it came off a loss her 21-point performance against the Lady Eagles was the third-best offensive output this week behind Rondina’s 35 and Madayag’s 23. LATEST STORIEScenter_img 2. Cherry Rondina (University of Santo Tomas, outside spiker)Weeks on list: 4Last week: No.2Cherry Rondina. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netCherry Rondina has been nothing short of amazing for the Golden Tigresses this week but their loss to the Lady Eagles relegated her to the No. 2 spot instead.It’s long established that Rondina is one of the most potent offensive players of her generation especially when she bagged the Best Scorer award in Season 80 and she showed her abilities once more in UST’s lone game this week.Rondina put up 35 points in UST’s five-set loss to Ateneo and her offensive exploits tied Alyssa Valdez’ mark for the most in the UAAP in the Final Four era.And those 35 points further solidified Rondina’s hold of the top spot in the Best Scorers table when she totaled 157 points six weeks into the tournament.3. Lycha Ebon (Far Eastern University, opposite hitter)Weeks on list: 2Last week: N/ALycha Ebon. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAn unfortunate injury was the only thing that stopped Lycha Ebon when the Lady Tamaraws faced the Lady Falcons.Ebon was making her case for the Rookie of the Year plum when she punished Adamson with 19 points but a bad landing forced her to leave the game early after her right knee buckled after she scored her final point.The Lady Tamaraws then finished the job for Ebon taking the five-set win, 30-32, 25-20, 23-25, 25-20, 15-13.Here’s to hoping Ebon goes through a quick recovery. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READ Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles MANILA, Philippines—It’s the second round and the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament just turned the craziness up a notch.Ateneo has created distance between itself and the No. 2 teams in the league with its 7-1 record being two games ahead of its nearest competitors.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsWhat made the start of the second round into an absolute mess is that four teams are all tied at No. 2 seed with University of Santo Tomas, De La Salle, University of the Philippines, and Far Eastern University sporting identical 5-3 records.National University and University of the East are tied at the sixth spot with 2-6 records while Adamson University is at dead last at 1-7. Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. And this consistency allowed Laure to hold on to that No. 2 spot in the Best Scorers when she tallied a total of 138 points after Week 6.7. Jennifer Nierva (National University, libero)Weeks on list: 2Last week: No.3Jennifer Nierva. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJennifer Nierva’s plummet from the third spot to the No. 7 can be mainly attributed to NU’s loss to UE this week.Although the Lady Bulldogs lost to the Lady Warriors in their lone game this week, Nierva was still a shining star in the middle of that gloomy outcome.Nierva, already seen as one of the best liberos in the tournament, managed to outplay UE’s Kath Arado in their matchup.Arado, the reigning Best Receiver and Best Digger, tallied 32 excellent digs and 13 successful receptions but Nierva won that personal matchup with 30 excellent digs and 28 successful receptions.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Congs allegation false, mischievous & motivated: BJP MP

first_imgNew Delhi, Apr 7 (PTI) BJP MP Abhishek Singh, son of Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh, today rejected as “false, mischievous and politically motivated” the Congress charge against him that he held offshore accounts and asserted that he held no investment or share in any foreign company.”I categorically deny the allegations of Congress party which is false, mischievous and politically motivated. In fact, Congress had made similar allegations in the past also which I had unequivocally.”For the purpose of record, I will once again while denying these allegations like to reiterate that neither do I have any foreign account nor any investment/share in any foreign company,” he said in a statement.At a press conference earlier in the day, Congress leader Jairam Ramesh had cited a previous report of International Consortium of Investigative Journalists to allege Singh was holding offshore assets.BJP also rejected the Congress attack on Finance Minister Arun Jaitley as “false and foolish”.Ramesh had demanded that Jaitley “recuse” himself from probe into Panama Paper leaks citing his sports promoter Lokesh Sharma, who reportedly held offshore companies.”We reject such false and foolish claims. Its ironical that Congress is making such claims as it is mother of black money. It looted the country and facilitated flow of illicit money abroad. Our government swiftly ordered a multi-agency probe. It had also set up a SIT to look into black money and passed a law in Parliament to curb it,” BJP National Secretary Shrikant Sharma said. PTI AKV KR VSCadvertisementlast_img read more

Cricketers don’t need Bollywood, Bollywood doesn’t need cricket: Virender Sehwag

first_imgFormer India opener Virender Sehwag, currently hosting the “Viru Ke Funde” web series, says Bollywood and cricket have no connection and are not dependent on each other.Bollywood and cricket stars are often seen hanging out together. In fact, some of the actors, including superstar Shah Rukh Khan even co-own cricket teams. (Virat Kohli’s team has the bowling attack to win overseas: Virender Sehwag)So are Bollywood and cricket interlinked?”In context of Indian Premier League, there is nothing that Bollywood is doing except buying teams because they have a lot of money. Cricket is separate and Bollywood is different. Cricketers don’t need Bollywood and Bollywood doesn’t need cricket. They are doing really well on their own platforms,” Sehwag told IANS. (Virender Sehwag trolls James Anderson after India crush England)However, there are cricketers like Navjot Singh Siddhu, who have chosen the entertainment industry after performing on the cricket field.Also, a lot of cricketers like Sreesanth, Harbhajan Singh, Irfan Pathan, Yuvraj Singh have featured on TV shows and films. What lures sportsmen to the entertainment world?”Cricketers have a good fan following. If you look at all the cricketers who have played for India, they have fans in millions on social media. If you are making something with a cricketer then you are sure that people will watch it. The TRP will go up which is why cricketers are being roped in for TV shows, films or any other social media platform,” the 38-year-old said. (Current Indian Test team has potential to succeed abroad: Rahul Dravid)advertisementAsked if the entertainment industry could be spelled out as a back-up plan for cricketers, he said: “Entertainment industry is not a back-up plan for cricketers. I am not doing anything on big scale to entertain people, it’s just on my Facebook or my Twitter on Viu (Vuclip’s video streaming service Viu), where people can watch ‘Viru Ke Funde’. I am not going commercial. I am just giving it to my fans rather than going to TV.””If you do a TV show, you have to have at least a 30-minute or a one-hour show. Then you have to depend on a script as well, here (‘Viru Ke Funde’) I am not doing that,” he added.He is seen giving his opinions and “sharing my experiences with my friends through the series”. (Virat Kohli’s passion for winning Test matches is unreal: Sourav Ganguly to India Today)”I am chatting with my friends on ‘Viru Ke Funde’. They all play cricket. They have questions for me and they think that I am a bigger player so, I can give better answers. But they don’t understand that I am human being as well and I am facing the same problem. I don’t have answers to everything. What I give them is my own off field or on field stories,” he added.last_img read more

POLICE PLAN TO TOW ABANDONED VEHICLES

first_imgSioux City Police Department will soon begin enforcement the removal of abandoned motor vehicles on city streets.Sgt. Todd Sassman says the goal of the project is to remove the vehicles from the streets before they become snow bound and are difficult to remove for proper street clearing:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/TOW.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………parking ordinance. :19Sassman says in most cases the vehicles will be tagged and the owners will be able to remove them before they are impounded.If they don’t the fines and towing and storage fees could be well over a hundred dollars:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/TOW2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…….to the owner. ;07The project is expected to begin in early November.last_img read more

Gundy Just Chillin’, Y’all

first_imgIn case you missed Mike Gundy lounging on the sideline with Joe Wickline during the bloodletting on Saturday night, here it is. (courtesy of @cdiel17)Screen shot 2012-09-03 at 9.19.10 PMIf you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

Oklahoma State Jumps into top 6 in CFP Rankings

first_imgJust a week after demolishing TCU at Boone Pickens Stadium and jumping up to No. 8 in the last poll, Oklahoma State has jumped up to No. 6  after winning 35-31 over Iowa State in Ames this weekend.The committee also placed Baylor at No. 10 after losing last week to Oklahoma.So…. top 10 matchup in Stillwater Saturday.Here’s a look at the top 25:View full #CFP25 for games played through November 14: https://t.co/7JieHQs09Z pic.twitter.com/08OOFd2w3C— College Football Playoff (@CFBPlayoff) November 18, 2015 If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

10 months agoEx-Man Utd boss Mourinho releases statement on Benfica move

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Ex-Man Utd boss Mourinho releases statement on Benfica moveby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveJose Mourinho has confirmed he will not return to management with Benfica. The Portuguese was sacked last month as manager of Manchester United.He said: “I have never been into the game of feeding news stories, but I have no intention of working in Portugal.”I don’t really want to go there but the best way to respect a great club [Benfica] and a great president is to say that I was not approached.”It’s a tremendous honour when you return to a club where you’ve been, but I’m talking to you and I will not talk to anyone else.”I’m not training, I love that I am no longer talked about all the time and the best way to ensure that will remain the case is for me to not talk either.”I want to able to think and prepare for the next step.” last_img read more