India’s First 4G-Enabled Feature Phone to Adopt Spreadtrum LTE SoC Platform

first_imgSpreadtrum Communications has announced that its LTE SoC platform, SC9820 has been adopted by Lava for India’s first 4G-enabled feature phone, Lava Connect M1. A feature phone is a basic phone that lacks the advanced functionality of a smartphone, but incorporates features such as the ability to access the Internet and store / play music. The pocket-friendly 4G mobile handset has already launched in the Indian market in February 2017.Lava Connect M1 is powered by Spreadtrum’s 28 nm 1.2 GHz dual-core ARM Cortex – A7 LTE platform SC9820, supporting VoLTE and dual SIM function. It features a 512 MB RAM / 4 GB ROM storage, a MicroSD slot up to 32GB and comes pre-installed with Facebook Lite, providing feature phone users a perfect smart experience.As the world’s first LTE feature phone chipset, Spreadtrum SC9820 integrates 1.2 GHz dual-core ARM Cortex – A7 processor, ARM Mali-400 MP1 GPU for 3D graphics acceleration and supports TDD-LTE, FDD-LTE, TD-SCDMA and GSM modes. It is proficient to further support up to 5 MP rear/front camera, 720P video play, FWVGA screen and VoLTE HD video service, thus improving the feature phone user experience.The Spreadtrum SC9820 will soon arrive in Latin America (Peru, Mexico and Colombia) and Africa for all carriers that launched VoLTE. This will enable operators to rapidly expand their subscriber base and help traditional operators to migrate 2G and 3G subscribers to 4G networks at a lower cost.last_img read more

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Farmers Use LoRa Devices to Boost Crop Yield on Avocado Farms

first_imgSemtech Corporation, a leading supplier of high-performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, announced that ICT International, an Internet of Things (IoT) solution provider for environmental applications, and Definium Technologies, a developer and manufacturer of IoT gateways and devices, are leveraging an advanced array of products based on Semtech’s LoRa® devices and the LoRaWAN® protocol to improve crop yield in Australian avocado plantations with a data-centric approach to farming.ICT International and Definium deployed a suite of LoRa-enabled sensors throughout a large-scale avocado farm in New South Wales, Australia to identify the ongoing causes of low crop yield. Through the use of soil moisture sensors, sap flow sensors, vapor-pressure deficit sensors, and weather stations, the data accurately identified periods of low soil moisture and high plant water stress, and matched those to excess fruit drop. Smart agriculture applications are a proven vertical market for LoRa devices, which offer farmers and ranchers several advantages including up to 30 miles of network coverage from a single LoRaWAN gateway in rural areas. Farmers across Australia are currently in the process of integrating ICT International and Definium’s LoRa-based sensors into their own smart irrigation systems to better address and respond to crop stress and significantly increase yield.Dr. Peter Cull, Director of ICT International, explained that avocado crops are highly susceptible to stress at key times throughout their growing cycle. Utilizing plant physiology sensors based on Semtech’s leading and proven LoRa devices enables the simple and accurate monitoring of moisture flow inside the plants, and allows farmers to respond quickly to stressors to improve yield. As a result, farmers maximize profit while reducing expenses related to product waste.Mike Cruse, CEO at Definium Technologies, stated that as the challenge of extracting high yields from crop farming continues to increase due to changing weather conditions, accurately monitoring environmental crop stress is crucial to ensuring we produce enough food to feed the world. Their collaboration with ICT International and Semtech to deliver precision environmental sensing solutions has broad applicability across the agricultural spectrum. These applications include grazing, row cropping, viticulture, and nut orchards, in addition to smart cities and mining.Commercial and independent farms alike are increasingly turning to LoRaWAN connectivity, leveraging its flexible and proven capabilities to help create smarter and more sustainable operations. From measuring environmental conditions influencing crop production to tracking livestock health, smart agriculture applications based on LoRa devices offer a leading flexibility and ease of use for farmers to quickly reduce environmental impact, maximize yield and minimize expenses.last_img read more

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DLSU cagers rout UAAP rival Ateneo

first_imgDLSU 97 – Mbala 28, Caracut 14, Tratter 10, Torres 8, Montalbo 8, Ri.Rivero 8, Melecio 5, Perkins 5, Dyke 4, Baltazar 2, Go 2, Paraiso 2, Ra.Rivero 1, Sargent 0ATENEO 81 – Wong 15, Ma. Nieto 13, Asistio 11, Ravena 11, Mendoza 9, Ikeh7, Porter 6, Go 5, Babilonia 2, Mi. Nieto 2, Tolentino 0, Verano 0QUARTERS – 20-20, 53-36, 80-58, 97-81[/av_textblock][/av_one_full] [av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”][av_heading heading=’DLSU cagers rout UAAP rival Ateneo ‘ tag=’h3′ style=’blockquote modern-quote’ size=” subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’15’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=”]By ADRIAN STEWART CO[/av_heading][av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”]MANILA –The De La Salle University Green Archers bucked the absence of headcoach Aldin Ayo and JeronTeng to score a dominant 97-81 win over the AteneoBlue Eagles in the UAAP 79 men’s basketball tournament on Sunday night at the SM Mallof Asia Arena in Pasay City.Cameroonian import Benoit Mbala led the way with double-double 28 pointsand 13 rebounds for the Green Archers, which swept the first round ofeliminations with a 7-0 win-loss slate.Andrei Caracut chipped in 14 markers, while Abu Tratter contributed 10markers for the Green Archers, which played without Ayo due to suspensionand Teng due to a knee injury.Trailing by as much as 26-20 early in the second period, the Green Archerszoomed with a 21-3 scoring run behind Ricci Rivero, KirellMontalbo and JolloGo to build a 53-36 lead at halftime.The Green Archers continued its domination in the second half as it pounced on the errors of the Blue Eagles to build its largest lead of the match at85-58 on a dunk by Mbala.Three pointers courtesy of Blue Eagles Adrian Wong, Anton Asistio and JoloMendoza cut the deficit to 89-73 but the Green Archers had an answer fromreserves Mark Dyke, Brent Paraiso and Rivero for a 97-76 lead.“Naging responsible silasa game,” said Green Archers assistant coach LouieGonzales. “I told them to make life hard for every possession (of Ateneo).”Wong finished with 15 points, while Matthew Nieto chipped in 13markers for the Blue Eagles, which slid down to a 4-3 win-loss slate to closeout their first round assignment./PNSCORESlast_img read more

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Pitching once again the key in Cleveland

first_img Related TopicsCarlos CarrascoCleveland IndiansCody AndersonCorey KluberDanny SalazarJosh TomlinMLBPitching Paul Williams CLEVELAND — It is late February which means, while the NBA season is in full swing, Major League Baseball teams are at their respective spring training facilities preparing for opening day. It is an exciting time for all baseball fans and could be especially exciting for the Cleveland Indians. No, not because we just signed Juan Uribe, though that can’t hurt. It is an exciting time as a Cleveland fan because despite the all too familiar lack of off season moves, the Tribe returns arguably the best pitching staff in the majors. Cleveland ranked second in opponents batting average last year, giving up just a .237 clip. They were also second in strikeouts at 1407 on the season and pulled off the most complete games in the majors with 11 total. The staff, led by ex-cy young winning Corey Kluber, did this without great support from their offense or defense. Kluber, for example, had one the top WARS for a pitcher despite compiling an underwhelming record of 9-16. The Indians also saw two of the brightest young arms in the league, Danny Salazar and Carlos Carrasco, take big steps in the 2015 season. Salazar, after being eased in his first couple seasons, broke out last year. He compiled a 14-9 record, finished 19th in the entire MLB with 195 K’s and finished the season with a very solid 3.45 ERA. Carrasco, one of the most coveted young arms in the league, built off of his dominant finish in 2014 to put together a very impressive 2015. The 28 year old finished ninth in the MLB with 216 strikeouts while putting together a 14-12 record and a 3.63 ERA. All three of these pitchers could very well be the ace of a respective staff or a #2 arm at worst. In the fourth starter spot is Trevor Bauer, a tantalizing talent that has top of the rotation potential. With three solid arms in Josh Tomlin, Cody Anderson, and T.J. House fighting for the fifth spot, the Tribe has the top of the rotation talent and depth to carry a team into the playoffs.If injuries or under-performing does happen, which is a pretty good bet during a long baseball season, the Tribe should be in good position to withstand that. Also, with star Michael Brantley out to begin the year, Cleveland’s pitching becomes even more vital.With a solid bullpen to boot, Cleveland will once again rely on their pitching to be the catalyst for what should be a playoffs or bust 2016 campaign.If they can get a bit of help from the offense and continuous improvement defensively, the Indians could live up to last year’s lofty World Series predictions.last_img read more

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Kay Felder Assigned To Charge to Play in Los Angeles

first_imgThe Canton Charge are playing a game in Los Angeles, while the Cavs are off until Monday evening in Oakland.The logical conclusion?Send Kay Felder to LA to put in some work.The Cleveland Cavaliers announced Felder will join the Charge in LA to get some playing time.He’s expected to return to the Cavaliers in time for Monday night’s game against the Warriors, where he is unlikely to see significant minutes.Here’s the press release from the Cavs:CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Cavaliers have assigned guard Kay Felder to the Canton Charge, the Cavaliers exclusively owned and operated NBA Development League team, Cavaliers General Manager David Griffin announced today.Felder has played in one game for the Charge this season (12/28/16) scoring a game-high 33 points while grabbing seven rebounds and dishing seven assists in 38 minutes in a win over Greensboro in Canton.Felder has appeared in 22 games for the Cavs this season, averaging 5.1 points in 10.6 minutes per game.He will be available for tonight’s Charge game against the Los Angeles D-Fenders in Los Angeles at 9:30 p.m. EST. Related Topics Matt Medleycenter_img Matt Medley is co-editor at NEO Sports Insiders, covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Indians and high school sports in Northeast Ohio.Follow @MedleyHoops on Twitter for live updates from games.last_img read more

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Pitching Matchups for the Indians Critical Three-Game Set in Chicago Against the Sox

first_img Matt Loede The Indians will head to Chicago for their final AL Central series of 2019, as they will take on the White Sox for three games starting on Tuesday.In Chicago the Indians have lost four of six games, and overall the Sox hold the lead in the season series beating the Indians in nine of 16 game. September 24 @ Chicago-AL, 8:10PM (SportsTime Ohio/WTAM/WMMS/IRN)RHP Mike Clevinger vs. LHP Hector SantiagoSeptember 25 @ Chicago-AL, 8:10PM (SportsTime Ohio/WTAM/WMMS/IRN)RHP Shane Bieber vs. LHP Ross DetwilerSeptember 26 @ Chicago-AL, 8:10PM (SportsTime Ohio/WTAM/WMMS/IRN)RHP Aaron Civale vs. RHP Dylan Cease Related TopicsIndiansMike ClevingerWhite Soxcenter_img Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.last_img read more

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State Previews 2016 Soldotna Repaving Project

first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The State Department of Transportation is planning a resurfacing project through Soldotna on the Sterling Highway in 2016. The project will stretch from about a third of a mile south of the K-Beach Road intersection, to just past the Fred Meyer intersection. The project will also use a more costly asphalt in the hopes of avoiding rutting in the traffic lanes. Baski: “Whenever you’re pulling up to a signal, you expect that you aren’t sitting at a red light without traffic going the opposite direction, we call that detection and those loops help with those kinds of things. We mentioned advanced loop placement and that’s so when you pull up to an intersection at higher speeds you don’t potentially get put into that weird yellow light situation where you’re like, should I stop, should I go, so those things help with those kinds of things.” Sean Baski with DOT Highway Design said one of the main scopes of the project will be to replace traffic loops in the intersections involved. Baski: “And so the current plan is to use that hard aggregate. We’ve determined over a number of years that in certain areas it’s worth it to spend that extra little bit of money to get a much better benefit over time.” That project is slated to be bid on this fall and is estimated to cost around $5 million dollars, almost ninety percent of which is federally funded.last_img read more

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October 3rd, PFD Deposit Day

first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享This year’s Permanent Fund Dividend is being direct deposited on Thursday, October 3. Governor Mike Dunleavy campaigned on a Permanent Fund dividend for residents paid in line with a longstanding calculation that has not been followed since 2016 as the state has grappled with a budget deficit. Such a dividend would equate to checks of about $3,000 this year. Dunleavy: “Finally, now that the budget has been addressed, the full PFD will be the focus in this next special session, the sole focus. I will not let up until the remaining funds are appropriated for the full statutory PFD. I know Alaskans understand this decision and I appreciate all of your input.” According to the Permanent Fund Website payment schedule:Direct Deposit Mass Payment**  2019 (and prior year) dividend applications that are in “Eligible-Not Paid” status on September 26th, 2019 will be distributed on October 3rd, 2019.**Paper Check Mass Payment**  2019 (and prior year) dividend applications that are in “Eligible-Not Paid” status on October 11th, 2019 will be distributed on October 24th, 2019. Lawmakers instead asked Dunleavy to consider dividends of about $1,600 this year. Last year’s capped payout amounted to $1,600 checks. Dunleavy said he considered this a ‘partial PFD payment’ and that the legislature understands their jobs are not finished and they must fix this “as soon as possible”. Dunleavy: “While there are some that support the full statutory formula, unfortunately some do not. In this years budget the Legislature sent me a $1,600 appropriation for the PFD, again not following the statutory formula.” last_img read more

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Juventus Sack Sarri After Champions League Exit

first_imgJuventus have sacked manager Maurizio Sarri, after one season in charge, a day after the Italian champions were dumped out of this season’s Champions League in the last 16 by French side Olympique Lyon.The 61-year-old former Napoli boss was informed of his dismissal in a meeting with club bosses on Saturday morning.In a statement, Juve said: “The club would like to thank the coach for having written a new page in Juventus’ history with the victory of the ninth consecutive championship, the culmination of a personal journey that led him to climb all the divisions of Italian football.”Sarri led the Old Lady to a record-extending ninth Serie A title after joining from Chelsea in the summer but despite still having two years left on his deal, he faced an increasingly uncertain future as Juve’s struggles on the pitch since the restart put his position under the spotlight.Juventus’ domestic dominance means winning the Serie A is regarded as almost an obligation, while the Champions League – which the side have not won since 1996 – is regarded as their main target.Sarri replaced Massimiliano Allegri with the remit of instilling a more pleasing style of play and conquering Europe for which they acquired Cristiano Ronaldo but that never looked like materialising and he has now paid the price for Juve’s unconvincing performances this season.Juve’s 82 points were the lowest in any of their nine-title winning seasons and their ouster from this season’s Champions League in the round of 16 is the earliest they have exited the competition in four years.Italian media speculate that Lazio manager Simone Inzaghi is among the front-runners to replace Sarri after guiding his team to fourth in the table and Champions League qualification for the first time in 13 years.Inzaghi has just one year left on his contract and was linked with the Juve job a year ago before the club appointed Sarri.Former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino, who has been out of work since being sacked by the English team in November last year, has also been linked with the role.Speaking after their loss to Lyon on Friday Juve president Andrea Agnelli told Sky in Italy: “This season’s balance is bittersweet, we had a great result winning the ninth championship, but the performance in the Champions League has been disappointing for everyone.“The Champions League is not a dream, it’s an objective. We need to be disappointed to exit the competition like this, we will take a few days to evaluate how to restart with fresh enthusiasm.“We have a few goals that need to be met, both domestically and internationally. We will need to make a few evaluations to understand how to start the next season with the will to work and win on any pitch.RelatedJuventus Agree Deal with Chelsea for Sarri’s Return to ItalyJune 14, 2019In “England”Andrea Pirlo Succeeds Maurizio Sarri As Juventus ManagerAugust 8, 2020In “Featured”Maurizio Sarri Agrees Terms with Juventus to Succeed Massimiliano AllegriJune 1, 2019In “England”last_img read more

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Huskies Earn First Win of 2020

first_img Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip 1/1 Auto (360p) 1080p HD About Connatix V56490 720p HDcenter_img 360p About Connatix V56490 The St. Cloud State University women’s basketball team won their first game of the new year at home against the University of Minnesota-Crookston on Friday.The Huskies took an early lead and maintained it for the entire game. They outscored Crookston 24-11 in the opening quarter and extended that lead to 40-25 at the half.The Golden Eagles tried to mount a comeback in the second half, but SCSU kept control of the game, ultimately winning it 69-48. Nikki Kilboten led the team with 14 points, eight rebounds, and five blocks. Kelsey Peschel finished with 12 points, three rebounds, and three steals. Brehna Evans, Madelin Dammann, and Katrina Theis each added 10 points for SCSU.The Huskies improve to 7-4 and 4-3 NSIC. They look to come out on top again on Saturday when they host Bemidji State University. Pre-game starts at 3:00 p.m. on AM 1390 Granite City Sports.last_img read more

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