SAN JOSE — There was a reason the Sharks moved up their development camp from its usual start in the early days of July to before the NHL’s free agency period began.The Sharks needed to see, before July 1, if any of these players were close to earning a job at the NHL level.The verdict? There are a few guys on the cusp of playing with the big club, and if some players who had standout seasons in the AHL with the Barracuda can prove that they’ve taken a step forward in their own development, …
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Would an embryonic stem cell by another name cease being human? Several recent articles on embryonic stem cells are going beyond just touting the potential cures from the controversial research, which involves creating and destroying a human embryo. Some are blurring the line between embryonic and adult stem cells (cf. 12/02/2006) and attempting to avoid ethically-charged language. Here are some ways that reporters are trying to make ES cells more palatable to the public:ES joins the army: An article on Science Daily claims that embryonic stem cells are being recruited in the war on terror. A University of Georgia research claims that neural cells induced to multiply from stem cells can detect toxins in the environment, like on a battlefield. The article fails to mention, however, why embryonic stem cells are needed, and whether adult stem cells could do the job just as well (cf. 07/19/2007). It also begins with this misleading clause that suggests that embryonic stem cells have already produced cures: “For more than a decade, Steve Stice has dedicated his research using embryonic stem cells to improving the lives of people with degenerative diseases and debilitating injuries.” The record shows, however, that only adult stem cells have produced therapies that can improve the lives of people, while embryonic stem cells arouse fears of a new era of eugenics (12/16/2006, 11/29/2006 08/13/2006).Get over it: The Editorial in Nature 9/27 urged Germans to get over their ethical qualms about embryonic stem cells and get with the international stem cell gold rush (cf. 12/16/2005). Some German ethicists have pointed to the success of adult stem cells to show that embryonic stem cells are unnecessary. In urging a change, Nature used only bandwagon arguments (cf. 07/31/2006): “The majority of scientists agree that work on both adult and embryonic sources of stem cells should run in parallel until much more is understood about their biology,” the editorial said. “But Germany is out of step with most European countries in permitting research only on human embryonic stem-cell lines that were created before January 2002, when regulations were first laid down.” The article admitted that the creation of new ES cell lines “involves destroying human embryos,” but urged scientists to step up their campaigns against the opponents of the controversial research – many of whom are still smarting from the bad reputation Germany inherited from human medical research atrocities of the Nazis (04/07/2005, 02/28/2006, 12/16/2006).Kahuna: In the same issue, Nature published an interview with Alan Trounson, newly appointed head of California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) – the $3 billion stem-cell center approved by California voters. The differences in success between adult and embryonic cells were blurred in his statement, “Mesenchymal [multipotent] stem cells are already in clinical trials. Embryonic stem cells (ESCs) are coming of age….” His ending statement was even more telling: “Adult stem cells are happening. Embryonic stem cells will come into use, and they won’t be immediate cures for everything. You need drugs and protocols as well as the cells, and you’ve got to work with the immune system.” Yet California voters had been swayed by tear-jerking stories of invalids who would be cured by embryonic stem cells. The problems from subjects’ immune systems rejecting embryonic stem cells have so far rendered them medically useless. On top of that, Trounson made it clear that no cures are forthcoming any time soon (cf. 10/13/2006).Loaded words: Because the words “embryonic” and “cloning” are touchy with the public, the US Human Embryonic Stem Cell Registry is changing its name to the Human Pluripotent Stem Cell Registry. Monya Baker reported in Nature 9/27 that this was intended to downplay ethically-charged words. Baker quoted a professor of rhetoric who called this “linguistic deflation of public anxiety.” The center was reacting to an executive order from President Bush that stem cell lines be expanded “in ethically responsible ways.” The same issue of Nature pointed to a promising avenue of research that might solve the ethical problems. “For practical and ethical reasons, researchers are on the lookout for ways to reprogramme one mature cell type into another,” said Huafeng Xie and Stuart H. Orkin in News and Views. “In one case, this might be as easy as switching off a single gene.” They highlighted research that showed it may be possible to turn one kind of cell into another kind through a process of “cellular reprogramming.” They pointed to a paper in the same issue by Cobaleda et al who found that “mature B cells can be converted to functional T cells, and reprogramming is achieved by B cells taking a step backwards to assume a more immature state.” If so, it might become possible to take adult cells from a person and convert them back into an embryonic state – no ethical qualms involved. “Such insights will, in turn, make the alteration of cell fates using modulation of gene expression and the generation of a specific cell population possible, which is a primary goal of regenerative medicine.” See also the 06/06/2007 and 08/25/2006 entries.As we have shown repeatedly before, ES stem-cell advocates are pushing their agenda past the ethical gatekeepers on selfish, pragmatic grounds, yet have no results to show for it. The appeals are always for Nobel Prizes and staying ahead in the international sweepstakes. Whenever an ethicist calls them on the questionable reasoning of taking one life to help another (07/11/2005), they hum and guffaw and dodge the issue. Now they are trying to blur the language with euphemisms to pull the wool over our eyes. Don’t let them get away with it (07/19/2007).(Visited 13 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
The majestic tree is a favourite with visitorsto the area, and may now be viewed againafter a hiatus of 36 months.((Image: MediaClubsouthafrica.com. Formore free photos, visit the image library) MEDIA CONTACTS • Gert BamCity of Cape Town sports and recreation+27 21 400 5090 or +27 82 222 1242Janine ErasmusCape Town has made it onto Forbes magazine’s list, released earlier in 2010, of the 12 most beautiful cities in the world.According to Forbes, the Mother City is on a par with Paris, Vancouver, Sydney, Florence, Venice, San Francisco, Chicago, New York City, Cambridge, Tokyo and London as the most scenic travel picks.While the list has generated much heated online discussion, and many people have agreed or disagreed with the selections, most would concur that Cape Town is one of the most visually pleasing destinations to be found anywhere.The Forbes list is drawn up in consultation with experts from a range of relevant fields, including architecture, urban planning and sustainable development.Learned consultants included Amanda Reynolds of the UK-based Urban Design Group; architect Michael Kaufman of Goettsch Partners in Chicago; and Raymond Levitt, professor of civil and environmental engineering at Stanford University.UK urban designer and architect Tony McGuirk; J Hugh O’Donnell, CEO of engineering firm MMM International, and Ken Drucker of the New York office of architectural firm HOK also provided input.Towards the end of 2009 Cape Town was also named one of the world’s top 10 party cities by the travel guide Lonely Planet, in its 1 000 Ultimate Experiences publication. The city joined Buenos Aires, Dubai, Montreal, Thessaloniki, Belgrade, La Paz, Baku, Auckland and Tel Aviv as a desirable destination for those who love a laid-back atmosphere during the day and a festive vibe at night.Open spaces impressCape Town is the only city from a developing nation to have made the cut, and the only one on the African continent.Forbes was particularly impressed by Cape Town’s open spaces. According to environmental engineer Levitt, the city was also singled out for its small ecological footprint compared to sprawling metropolises like Tokyo and New York. This, he said, was a result of its “manageable size”.A 2010 Fifa World Cup host city, Cape Town is gearing up for the tourist influx with a host of infrastructure upgrades, such as the Integrated Rapid Transit system and the impressive new Cape Town stadium and its associated Green Point Common, which is being developed now that the stadium is fully functional. The common is expected to become an important social gathering site once complete.Cape Town also hosts a number of other popular sporting events, such as the annual Cape Argus and Cape Epic cycle tours and the Two Oceans ultramarathon. Participants from all over the world descend on the city to pit their skills and endurance against the best athletes in these taxing sporting disciplines.The city has an abundance of unspoilt beaches for those who love to soak up the sun, and it is also known for its bustling nightlife and fine restaurants. Some of the top establishments in the country are to be found here, a number of which have also won international acclaim.A little further inland, the Cape winelands offer award-winning wines from many world-renowned estates, some of them possessing an ancestry that dates right back to the early days of the Cape’s colonisation by the Dutch.The city also boasts many highly rated hotels, ranging from the brand-new One and Only – part of a growing international chain developed by South African hospitality tycoon Sol Kerzner – to the venerable Mount Nelson, which opened on 6 March 1899 and is a favourite of well-heeled travellers.No description of Cape Town would be complete without a mention of its most spectacular landmark, the flat-topped Table Mountain, part of the 30 000ha Table Mountain National Park, administered by South African National Parks. Not only is the site home to a wide range of animals and birds, it’s also popular with thrill-seekers who are able to hike, climb, cave, and base-jump from its many cliffs.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Jon Scheve, Superior Feed Ingredients, LLC The USDA increased the export demand pace for corn. Should the U.S. produce a trend line corn yield of 174 bushels per acre this year, then carryout would drop from the current level of 2.1 billion to just below 1.6 billion by next summer. If that were to happen, then corn is undervalued.However, the nearly perfect growing conditions across 90% of the Corn Belt is keeping prices down at the moment. The corn crop is setting itself up for a 180-bushel per acre national average estimate, which would mean 500 million more bushels and a carryout over 2 billion. If that would occur then Dec corn is overvalued today.On June 29 we will learn if the U.S. farmers planted more corn acres than estimated in the spring by the USDA. Expectations are that an increase of a half million to 1 million additional acres might have been planted. That would translate into an additional 100 to 200 million bushels to the carryout. This is not something that will help those looking for something to help rally this marketIn four of the last nine years (2009, 2013, 2014 and 2016) Dec corn futures drifted lower from mid-June through harvest. Weather analog years show 2009 and 2014 having similar weather conditions to this year so far.In five of the last nine years (2010, 2011, 2012, 2015 and 2017) Dec corn had a pop in prices at some point later in the summer. Weather forecasts should be biggest driver of the corn market going forward. There is a lot of summer to go and it’s still hot in many parts of the Corn Belt, but rain makes grain.The trade war certainly isn’t helping the situation but the amount of corn exported is small in relationship to beans on a percentage basis. The U.S. produces over 30% of the world’s corn and soybeans, it’s not as simple as not buying our product. Why I want to sell corn before harvestOver the last two weeks I’ve explained why I use average yields as estimates when selling corn prior to harvest. I’ve explained that there are a lot of advantages for selling before harvest.Historically, the best futures levels tend to occur during the middle of summer. Over the last 30 years, the price for new crop corn has been higher in May than October 75% of the time. Conversely, storing corn, hoping for a rally where prices the following spring are higher than at harvest, only happened 50% of the time. When a farmer stores corn they need to also factor in either the cost of commercial storage or home storage and the interest paid on the value of the stored grain. Either way this extra cost reduces the chances for better prices from harvest to spring to less than 50%. Even in the last 10 years only 2010 and 2011 saw significantly higher prices after harvest that exceeded those of the summer before harvest. Taking advantage of market carry premium and basis flexibilityFarmers can also take advantage of market carry premium in the market. That is when future months are worth more than current months. This opportunity is only available if a farmer has sold their corn by harvest.There is also the benefit of basis increasing after harvest, which happens in most years, even if futures prices don’t rally.When considering the profit opportunity potential of market carry and basis there is a better chance to maximize profitability by selling before harvest than waiting until after, hoping for a rally while paying storage costs and interest.Despite these benefits, a lot of farmers are fearful of committing to selling their grain before harvest. Why I don’t worry about selling my grain before harvestCrop InsuranceMy crop insurance protects all sales up to 80% of my normal APH yield, so as long as I don’t sell over 80% of my APH yields, then my sales are covered against a rally. This doesn’t mean I will get to take advantage of those higher prices, only that I don’t have to worry about coming up with bushels to cover the sales I made if I don’t raise the crop. Missing out on future ralliesOften farmers fear missing out on futures rallies, so they wait. But from my perspective, every time I sell I could be potentially missing out on a future rally regardless of the time of year. Nobody knows when the highs and lows of the market will occur. Therefore, since I’m willing to presell 80% of my grain before harvest, I can still take advantage of future rallies, but they’ll just be on next year’s crop instead of this year. Pre-selling doesn’t keep me from profiting on rallies when they come, it just may change which year I use it. Breakeven uncertaintyI use averages from the last three years and assume a minor inflation increase. I make sure to include all expenses, including fair market rental value for owned land, cost of living expenses, equipment custom rates, etc. In the end, I’m usually really close every year. My biggest expense variable can be fertilizer prices. Still, even a $100 per ton price shift, which is pretty big, only adjusts my breakeven price by 11 cents or about $20 per acre. I can eliminate this risk buy purchasing in advance. Final yield uncertaintyYields actually have the biggest effect on my breakeven prices, more than any other variable. For every bushel produced above or below my average production, my breakeven price changes 2 cents or $3.50 per acre. Instead of letting this significant variable keep me from selling before harvest I use average yields for planning. I reserve the extra profits when yields are high, and pull from those reserves during dry years. This takes some discipline to do, but the extra profit potential makes it worth it for me.I think the benefits of selling before harvest outweigh the negatives. The market usually trades above my breakeven point at least once during the marketing year, so I try to take advantage when it does. 2017 might have been the first year in a very long time where that didn’t happen. So far in 2018 the market has already traded above the average farmers’ breakeven point and there is no guarantee it will happen again.Since weather is the main driver for corn prices and completely unpredictable, I need to have a grain marketing strategy in place that provides the best chances of profit potential every year. For me historically there is a lot of rationale to support selling most of my corn before harvest. Granted it takes discipline and planning, but it’s worth it for the increased chances to maximize profitability for my farm operation and minimize my risk exposure. Jon grew up raising corn and soybeans on a farm near Beatrice, NE. Upon graduation from The University of Nebraska in Lincoln, he became a grain merchandiser and has been trading corn, soybeans and other grains for the last 18 years, building relationships with end-users in the process. After successfully marketing his father’s grain and getting his MBA, 10 years ago he started helping farmer clients market their grain based upon his principals of farmer education, reducing risk, understanding storage potential and using basis strategy to maximize individual farm operation profits. A big believer in farmer education of futures trading, Jon writes a weekly commentary to farmers interested in learning more and growing their farm operations.Trading of futures, options, swaps and other derivatives is risky and is not suitable for all persons. All of these investment products are leveraged, and you can lose more than your initial deposit. 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8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market audrey watters Tags:#Amazon#E-Books#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Last fall, Amazon announced its plans for Kindle Singles, an attempt to make short stories and content of similar length to its e-reader. It was a call, in Amazon’s words, to “serious writers, thinkers, scientists, business leaders, historians, politicians and publishers to join Amazon in making such works available to readers around the world.”And today, the first set of Kindle Singles is available in the Kindle Store.These pieces run between 5000 and 30,000 words (around 30-50 pages) and range in price between $0.99 and $4.99. The first set of Singles includes original reporting, essays, memoirs and fiction. Specific titles are Evan Ratliff’s bank heist story “Lifted,” Brendan Koerner’s story of jazz king Teddy Weatherford “Piano Demon,” and “Leaving Home,” three short pieces by novelist Jodi Picoult. Also included, the launch of the first ever TEDBooks, including three titles based on the popular TEDTalks.Amazon says that the initial response to the announcement of the Singles was “great,” and it plans to launch more Kindle Singles in the future. Amazon touts this move, in part, as an opportunity for writers to publish content in a shorter form. But the move to publish shorter pieces – “compelling ideas expressed at their natural length” – is an interesting one for other reasons as well, particularly in light of questions about the ways in which e-readers are shaping what and how we read. As magazine and newspapers struggle to figure out new way to monetize online content and to handle subscriptions, will this shorter-length content sell on the Kindle? Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting
Two years after a tornado nearly wiped it off the map, Greensburg, Kansas, continues to evolve as a showcase for green reconstructionThe second anniversary of the twister that all but erased Greensburg, Kansas, from the face of the planet prompted extensive coverage of the town’s civic, commercial, residential, and psychological reconstruction.A lengthy feature published this week in the Hutchinson News underscores the urgency of the town’s effort to attract businesses to the area.“Jobs, jobs, jobs will be the key,” Greensburg’s city administrator, Steve Hewitt, told the paper. “This is our main focus now, and it will be for the next couple of years. We need to land new jobs, new industries and new companies.”But it is the town’s decision to rebuild green – all city buildings to LEED Platinum standards, for example, and many of its residential rebuilds are being held to green standards – that continues to attract most of the attention, so much so that Greensburg is viewed as one of the nation’s most important incubators for green construction.This week, the National Association of Home Builders announced that officials from the Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the Kansas Building Industry Association, and town officials are launching a voluntary program they call the Greensburg GreenHome, which will train workers to build new homes that can be certified to the recently released National Green Building Standard.One of the groups tracking the town’s residential-construction odyssey is Greensburg GreenTown, a nonprofit community organization whose mission is to work with local officials, business owners, and residents to incorporate sustainable principles into the rebuilding process.A recently launched GreenTown project, The Chain of Eco-Homes, which includes plans to build as many as 12 model homes using a variety of building techniques. Collectively, the homes will serve as a “living laboratory” for green residential construction that can be brought to market in a range of prices and sizes, and with a range of energy efficiency features and green living products and services.“Each will be unique, and will be available both as an informational center and as eco-lodging where people can experience green living firsthand in homes that interest them,” GreenTown says. “The Eco-Homes will also be scientifically monitored to demonstrate how each type of construction technology performs under real-world conditions, and to determine actual energy savings.”The first such project to go up is the Silo Eco-Home, which broke ground in December. GreenTown has created a blog that will follow the project’s development and highlight the pros and cons of the materials (most notably concrete) and techniques used to build it.In a discussion of whether or not concrete is green, the blog points to sources that warn of the relatively high CO2 emissions generated during its production. But it also points to its structural efficiency, durability, and low maintenance requirements.Also, GreenTown notes, concrete was abundant in post-tornado Greensburg.“So, how green is concrete?” the blogger asks. “Well. All we can say is that after a natural disaster it’s a readily available resource. And in Greensburg, Kansas, waste hasn’t been an option since we settled in 1886.”
Correction: The focus of our story was on the number of medals won during the UPA and the NDA rule. Our premise for picking up a claim was based on the photographs that were published by Postcard News comparing Manmohan Singh and Narendra Modi with sportspersons. However, we were pointed out for drawing our own inference from the pictures rather than restricting ourselves to the claim made explicitly. Taking a cue from the feedback, we corrected our story. Now, the story focuses on the pose of the two prime ministers in the pictures.Is Prime Minister Narendra Modi more humble towards medal winning athletes than former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh? This is what is being claimed in a story on the website Postcard News on the basis of two photographs.Postcard News published a post showing two pictures of former PM Manmohan Singh and PM Narendra Modi posing with sportspersons who won medals in international events. The first picture shows Singh sitting with his wife Gursharan Kaur, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and the then Union minister for sports while the medal winners are standing behind them. The second picture shows Modi standing and interacting with medal winners who are seated around him in the chairs. The message along with the picture in the Postcard News reads: “Pic 1- Everyone sitting except medal winners. Pic 2- Everyone is sitting except the Prime Minister.” See the difference”.The post has tries to paint Singh in a poor light and as compared to PM Modi who kept standing while the athletes were offered chairs.advertisementIndia Today fact checked the post to verify the claim made by Postcard News. We found that the claim is misleading as it has selectively picked up pictures from two different occasions to drive home a point.By reverse searching the first picture of Singh on Google, we found that it was the picture taken on August 17, 2012. The six medal winners at London Olympic Games had met the then PM Singh at his official residence. While, the second photo of Modi with the medal winners was clicked on April 30, 2018, when India’s CWG medal winners met him at his Lok Kalyan Marg residence. Modi congratulated the medal winners and also interacted with them.But there are several other pictures of both the leaders publically available which shows them interacting with the players at different occasions. Contrary to what the report of Postcard claims, there are also pictures in which Singh is standing with the players while PM Modi is posing for a group photograph in which he is sitting in the chair while the medal winners stand behind him. This debunks the claim.The following picture was taken when Singh felicitated CWG medal winners at his residence on October 15, 2010. In another picture, Singh can be seen interacting with the medal winners of Asian Games 2010 in New Delhi on December 04, 2010. Here is a picture of PM Modi sitting while medal winners were standing behind him for a group photograph. Modi had hosted the 2014 Asian Games winners at his residence. He posed with the athletes and officials. The photo was tweeted by PM Modi himself on October 14, 2014. The picture is available in the the media coverage section on PM Modi’s website dated October 16, 2014.With our medal winning athletes. pic.twitter.com/RntpmE1v5fNarendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 14, 2014 We also found pictures in which both PM Modi as well as the athletes were standing. This one was clicked when the PM greeted Rio Olympics-bound athletes.From our fact check, we found that the claim made by Postcard News was incorrect.If you have a story that looks suspicious, please share with us at firstname.lastname@example.org or send us a message on the WhatsApp number 73 7000 7000
Motorola Moto G7 £269 Motorola G7 vs. G7 Plus: What’s the difference? 64GB Motorola has a long, rich history of big wins in the mobile phone space, from the first cell phone call, to the iconic Motorola Razr and what will be Verizon’s first 5G phone. While the company has struggled to make a splash in the modern phone era — its magnetic Moto Mods failed to connect in a meaningful way — the Moto G family has carved out an important space as the king of budget phones. The Moto G has been CNET’s top budget pick year after year. The Moto G7 Power has a 6.2-inch screen and 5,000-mAh battery. Sarah Tew/CNET The Moto G7 is the latest casualty of rising phone prices. While still “cheap,” its price jumps up $50 to $299 from $249, a 20 percent hike from 2018 to 2019. The increase underscores that phones are getting more expensive to own across all categories, not just the most premium models, as component costs rise and slow sales hit dominant brands such as iPhone and Samsung. Here’s how the four new Moto G7 phones break down. Check out our specs chart for a quick breakdown, as well as our in-depth comparison story — Motorola Moto G7 vs. G7 Play, G7 Power and G7 Plus — for more details. Motorola Moto G7 Power 1.8GHz octacore Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 6.07 oz.; 172g £239 $299 159.43 x 76 x 9.3 mm 6.2 oz.; 176g Now playing: Watch this: 64GB Adorama 3,000-mAh See It Walmart £179 6.2-inch LCD; 2,270×1,080 pixels $249 Up to 512GB News • Motorola Moto G7 is now available on Google Fi for $50 off Motorola Moto G7 Up to 512GB See It 4GB $217 6.18 x 2.96 x 0.31 in. Storage 6.2-inch LCD; 1,520×720 pixels USB-C More Motorola stories 403 ppi 5.7-inch LCD; 1,512×720 pixels 5:38 403 ppi Motorola Moto G7 Plus Converts to about AU$420 Fingerprint sensor 6.98 oz.; 198g Camera Review • Motorola Moto G7 review: The best budget phone just got even better 8-megapixel Best Buy 8-megapixel Best phones of 2019 so far: Hand-picked by CNET’s experts.Motorla Razr could make a comeback as a foldable phone: Everything old is new again. Water repellent with P2i nanocoating; front-facing flash $269 5.85 x 2.81 x 0.32 in. Water repellent with P2i nanocoating; TurboPower charging 3,000-mAh Converts to about AU$350 Connector Up to 512GB Meet the Moto G7 budget phones for 2019 5.33 oz.; 151g 1,080p Motorola Moto G7 Play $249 4K Front-facing camera Share your voice Converts to about AU$480 Water repellent with P2i nanocoating; TurboPower charging 6.18 x 2.96 x 0.33 in. 13-megapixel 32GB Processor Comments Dimensions (inches) 2GB 1.8GHz octacore Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 $199 Android 9.0 Expandable storage Special features Up to 512GB Price (GBP) Price off-contract (USD) Lawsuit against TSMC could block new devices from entering US Motorola Razr rumors: Foldable phone expected in 2019, leaks, specs, price and more 10 best phones for back to school 294 ppi Phones Battery Converts to about AU$280 Pixel density RAM Display size, resolution 4GB Back Back USB-C Mobile software Yes USB-C Headphone jack Yes Yes 1.8GHz octacore Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 Dimensions (millimeters) 38 $215 16-megapixel, 5-megapixel Water repellent with P2i nanocoating; TurboPower charging See it 5,000-mAh Price (AUD) £149 271 ppi Weight (ounces, grams) 2:59 32GB 6.2-inch LCD; 2,270×1,080 pixels 31 Photos Moto G7 phone specs 1.8GHz octacore Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 CNET may get a commission from retail offers. 148.71 x 71.5 x 8.19 mm Android 9.0 At a time when $1,000 phones roam the Earth, Motorola’s four new Moto G7 handsets tell a different story: One where budget phones aim to be satisfying, on-trend devices that cost roughly a third of the price of the iPhone XS. The Moto G7, Moto G7 Plus, Moto G7 Power and Moto G7 Play are all variations on a theme. Read CNET’s in-depth review of the Moto G7.They share backbone specs like full-screen faces with slim bezels, Android Pie, a headphone jack and external storage up to 256GB. From there, the phones take on subtle differences. For example, the Moto G7 Plus — which won’t sell in the US — has a more powerful processor and a big camera upgrade, while the Moto G7 Power gets its character from its extra-large battery. Back This story originally published at 5 a.m. PT. So retro: Designing the original Motorola Razr 4K Android 9.0 Mentioned Above Motorola Moto G7 (ceramic white) USB-C 12-megapixel 300 euros, converts to about $340 157 x 75.3 x 8.3 mm 3,000-mAh Yes 1,080p See It 3GB 12-megapixel 157 x 75.3 x 8 mm Back Moto G7: The standard bearer ($299) This is the step up we expected in 2019’s G7 phone. The most well rounded of Moto’s new G7s for the US, this looks and feels more luxe than you’d expect for a $300 (£239) device. There’s glass on the front and back, a small teardrop-shaped notch and ultrathin bezels all around. Those slimmer margins mean the 6.2-inch display feels expansive without the phone being a behemoth. The dual 12-megapixel/5-megapixel camera setup makes depth-sensing portrait photos possible using that second lens (the G7 Power and play have that too, using software only). You also get the same “auto smile capture” mode as the G7 Plus, for both sets of lenses. An 1.8GHz octacore Snapdragon 632 chipset helps keep tasks moving along, so everything felt zippy in the brief time I had with the phone. As a bonus, there’s water resistance up to IP154 and 64GB of onboard storage to fill up with your photos, videos and apps. The G7 Power’s 5,000mAh battery promises over two days of battery life. Sarah Tew/CNET Moto G7 Power: The battery beast ($249) The name says it all. The Moto G7 Power’s 5,000-mAh battery takes center stage on this device, promising 2.5 days of battery life on a single charge. TurboPower charging means you can effectively top up the battery to give you 9 additional hours of use in just 15 minutes of charge. It’ll cost £179 in the UK. The splashproof G7 Power has a wide eyebrow-style notch on its 6.2-inch screen, but you can tell by holding it that the body is more rudimentary than the Moto G7. A finish that Motorola calls “glass polymer” looks like glass, but is really made out of plastic. Hey, on the plus side, it’ll be harder to break. From a camera perspective, the Moto G7 Power has a single 12-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel front-facing shooter. Portrait-style photos that blur the background are a go, but the phone uses software, rather than two lenses, to achieve the effect. It may be the cheapest of the G7 phones, but the Moto G7 Play has a 13-megapixel camera and a fingerprint reader all the same. Sarah Tew/CNET Moto G7 Play: The biggest cost saver ($199) The smallest and most compact Moto G7, the G7 Play was designed to bring you the essentials at a reasonable rate. There’s nothing fancy or noteworthy here, but Motorola still manages to slot in specs that suggest decent performance for the value buy, on paper at least. We won’t know for sure until we get a chance to review the phones. This G7 Play has a 5.7-inch screen (with a wide notch), a splashproof, plastic body with a soft-touch grip, a 13-megapixel rear camera and a decent 3,000-mAh battery. Like the G7 and G7 Power, the modest G7 Play still comes with Android 9 Pie, a headset jack and rear fingerprint reader, and a Snapdragon 632 chipset. That processor alone makes the G7 Play 110 percent faster than the G6 Play, according to Motorola’s claims. It’ll be £149 in the UK. It comes with a more humble 32GB of baked-in storage and just 2GB of RAM. This isn’t a phone meant for intensive gaming or lightning-quick photo processing. But rest assured that you’ll be able to store up to 256GB more files than the phone comes with, thanks to the expandable storage slot on every Moto G7 phone. Moto G7 Plus: The budget ‘splurge’ (£269) The £269 G7 Plus won’t make it to the US, but the most advanced of Motorola’s G7 crop holds the most on-paper appeal. It shares many of the Moto G7’s core specs, like a 6.2-inch FHD+ screen, teardrop notch and Gorilla Glass backing. But it also adds a huge camera upgrade — a 16-megapixel/5-megapixel dual camera setup with optical image stabilization (OIS) — and a 12-megapixel front-facing camera for selfies. It also has a more powerful processor — Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 instead of Snapdragon 632 — and is water resistant at a rating of IP54 (protected from limited dust and spraying water from any direction). Extras include red and indigo colors, stereo speakers tuned by Dolby and the fastest Turbo Power charging, which gets you 12 hours of juice in 15 minutes. The G7 Plus includes high-resolution zoom (all the G7s do), and an “auto smile capture” mode for the rear and selfie cameras, which will automatically take a photo with up to five people in the frame, once everyone smiles and stops moving around. Hello, headphone jack. Sarah Tew/CNET Now playing: Watch this: Tags Video capture 8-megapixel 12-megapixel, 5-megapixel Android 9.0 6.28 x 2.99 x 0.37 in. Motorola Samsung Verizon
Mohammad Shami could be seen here playing PUBGTwitter/BCCIThe Indian team is off to England with the aim of becoming World Champions for the third time. The 15-man squad took the flight to the host nation late last night. With all of them dressed smartly in formal attire at the airport, the group of players tasked with bringing the trophy home seemed to be in good mood.Key members of the squad, including MS Dhoni, Mohammad Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Yuzvendra Chahal, were seen trying their hand at a rather violent sport that has taken the world by storm. No, it’s not any of those barbaric duels from Game of Thrones but the cyber game of PUBG. Yuzvendra Chahal is also trying his hand at PUBGTwitter/BCCIWhile Shami had a large iPad on which he was shooting down rivals, Chahal was engaged in the same activity on his smartphone. Other players like Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Bhuvneshwar Kumar were also busy with their gadgets, though we don’t know whether they were also engrossed by the same pastime or something else. Mohammad Shami wasn’t a certainty in the Indian squad until his brilliant performance against New Zealand earlier this year made him a strong contender for the role of the third seamer in the playing XI. Chahal, on the other hand, had been overshadowed by his wrist spin-bowling partner Kuldeep Yadav before pushing himself back in the spotlight with some impressive performances against Australia. Other members of the Indian squadTwitter/BCCIThe Indian team start their campaign to regain the trophy they last won in 2011 on June 5 against South Africa. Prior to the event though, the Virat Kohli-led side will play two practice matches – first one against New Zealand on May 25 and the other vs Bangladesh on May 28. Whatever may have been the result of this cyber warfare, let’s hope that the team can implement the same ruthlessness and fighting spirit on the field that they must have showed while combating their virtual enemies. If they do, the cup may well return to Indian shores.
Kapil Sharma, Krushna AbhishekSony TVThe Kapil Sharma Show never fails to entertain its viewers and the upcoming episode will be filled with comedy.It will be graced by popular playback singers – Alka Yagnik, Himesh Reshammiya and Javed Ali – the judges of the reality show Super Singer as well as contestants of the show such as, Thanu Khan, Mohammed Fazil, Nistha Sharma, Urgen Tsomuand Guntas along with the captains of the show Salman Ali, Nitin Kumar, Sachin Valmiki and Jyotica Tangri.According to a report in Times Now, a six-year-old, Thanu Khan will be seen scolding Kapil on The Kapil Sharma Show because of a very cute reason that will leave viewers in splits.The report said that the young contestant before walking towards the stage for his performance left a fruit (litchi) with Kapil. However, right before his performance, the kid asked the comedian about his fruit’s whereabouts and Kapil answered that he ate it. Realising the same, young kid scolded the comedian in the most adorable way.”I gave Kapil ji my fruit to hold till the time I perform, but he took the chance and ate it while I was performing. I expressed my disappointment when he ate my litchi but as nice he is with his comedy, he offered me all the fruits on the table,” Thanu Khan said, as reported by the web portal.In his personal life, Kapil is on his way to becoming a father. Although the ace comedian hasn’t made any official announcement about the same, reports are doing the rounds that his pregnant wife Ginni Chatrath is in her first trimester.Apparently, ever since Kapil learnt about Ginni’s pregnancy, he has reportedly made a lot of changes in his busy shoot schedule to be with his wife. Initially, Kapil used to quickly wind up for the day from shoot and rush home to take care of Ginni. But now, Ginni has shifted to Amritsar, Punjab, and with her family. Kapil, who is in Mumbai busy shooting for The Kapil Sharma Show, is flying to and fro whenever he gets time from his busy schedule.