Samsung Galaxy S20+ BTS Edition Gets Rs. 10,000 Price Cut in India

first_imgSamsung Galaxy S20+ BTS Edition comes with 128GB of onboard storage. Connectivity options include 5G (select markets), 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS/ A-GPS, and a USB Type-C port. It has an in-display fingerprint sensor as well. The phone packs a 4,500mAh battery with support for fast charging, wireless charging, and reverse wireless charging.Is this the end of the Samsung Galaxy Note series as we know it? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below. Samsung is also offering no-cost EMI options starting from Rs. 12,999.83, 10 percent instant cashback of up to Rs. 1,500 on HDFC Bank credit/ debit card EMIs. Customers can also get flat Rs. 200 cashback via Airtel Money/ Payments Bank on a minimum transaction of Rs. 2,000.Samsung Galaxy S20+ BTS Edition specificationsSamsung Galaxy S20+ BTS Edition runs on Android 10 with One UI on top. It features a 6.7-inch QHD (1,440×3,200 pixels) Infinity-O Dynamic AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate. It is powered by an octa-core Exynos 990 SoC, paired with 8GB of RAM.For photography, the Galaxy S20+ BTS Edition features a triple rear camera setup that includes a 64-megapixel primary sensor, a 12-megapixel wide-angle sensor with an f/1.8 lens, a 12-megapixel sensor with an ultra-wide-angle f/2.2 lens, and a depth sensor as well. At the front, you get a 10-megapixel selfie shooter housed inside the hole-punch cutout.- Advertisement – Affiliate links may be automatically generated – see our ethics statement for details.- Advertisement – Samsung Galaxy S20+ BTS Edition has received a price cut in India and now costs Rs. 77,999. The new price is live on the official Samsung India website. The BTS Edition of the Galaxy S20+ was launched in June alongside the Samsung Galaxy Buds+ BTS Edition. This variant has been inspired by the South Korean pop sensation and comes with a purple-coloured back panel. Specifications of this variant remain the same as the regular Galaxy S20+ with the only difference being a logo of the boy band on the rear panel and some preloaded BTS-inspired themes.Samsung Galaxy S20+ BTS Edition price cut in IndiaSamsung Galaxy S20+ BTS Edition was launched at MRP Rs. 87,999 for the lone 128GB storage model in India and is now listed for MRP Rs. 77,999 on the Samsung India website. The price has been cut by Rs. 10,000 and we have reached out to Samsung to confirm if this is permanent.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

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Sweden extradites Chinese ‘multi-million-dollar money launderer’ to US

first_imgSweden has extradited to the United States a Chinese national suspected of laundering millions of dollars in Henan Province, his Swedish lawyer said Tuesday, a year after Stockholm rejected Beijing’s extradition request.A former official of the Chinese state grain administration, Qiao Jianjun is wanted by Beijing under a sweeping government campaign against corruption for embezzling 200 million yuan ($29 million or 26 million euros).Qiao contests the accusations but his lawyer Henrik Olsson Lilja told AFP Tuesday his client, who lived in the United States after leaving China in 2011, was extradited last Friday. His lawyer questioned how Sweden rejected China’s extradition request but accepted that of the United States.”In the US he is suspected of money laundering and the basis of that is that he is supposed to have committed crimes in China.”Now this will be tried in the US … and then they will hopefully demand better evidence than the Chinese authorities just saying these are illicit funds.”Qiao was detained in Sweden in June 2018 at China’s request.He was released on 19 June 2019 only to be again arrested a week later in another case, this time at US behest.According to court documents, Qiao started travelling between China and the US after gaining a visa in 2009.He decided to permanently leave China in 2011 after joining the “China Democracy Party” and entered the US with his family.Later he moved to Austria and on to Sweden in 2014 together with his new wife, an Austrian citizen.The Swedish government officially makes the final decision on extradition matters, but is obliged to follow Supreme Court rulings. Topics :center_img The US Department of Justice issued a statement saying, “As the director of a grain storehouse in Zhoukou City, Henan Province, China, from 1998 to 2011, Qiao allegedly laundered millions of dollars in proceeds related to fraudulent transactions through banks in China, Hong Kong, and Singapore.”Part of the money was allegedly used to buy two properties near Los Angeles.The statement said a federal grand jury in 2014 first indicted Qiao, while a superseding indictment in December 2018 charges him with conspiracy to commit immigration fraud, conspiracy to commit money laundering, and engaging in financial transactions in criminally derived property.Last July, Sweden’s top court rejected an extradition request from Beijing because of a “real risk” of persecution and the death penalty in China.last_img read more

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Five managers to run £1bn public pension sustainable equity mandate

first_imgThe £16bn (€18.7bn) West Midlands Pension Fund (WMPF) has appointed a panel of investment managers to run a global sustainable equity mandate that is expected to reach £1bn in the first year.WMPF worked on the “sustainable equity framework” and the manager procurement with the help of three other local government pension schemes (LGPS) in the LGPS Central asset pool.AGF, Baillie Gifford, Impax Asset Management, RBC Global Asset Management and WHEB Asset Management have been appointed under the framework, which is accessible to all nine schemes in LGPS Central.According to a statement from WMPF, total awards of £1bn across LGPS Central participating schemes are expected in the first year. WMPF plans to allocate £750m, according to a spokesperson. The mandate is to invest in companies “who demonstrate a forward-thinking approach to long term sustainable business”.The selected managers had shown “a blend of approaches to meet the investment requirements of the framework”, according to WMPF.Ian Brookfield, chair of WMPF, said: “We have a long history of engaging companies to protect and enhance fund assets; now we will actively target those who are alert to the changes on the horizon and align with our requirement for long term sustainable returns.“It’s great that we’ve been able to share this development across our investment pool, capturing the benefits more widely.”Michael Marshall, director of responsible investment and engagement at LGPS Central, claimed it was the largest allocation to actively managed sustainable equities in the UK.“This shows tremendous leadership by our partner funds, who continue to demonstrate that responsible investment is truly integrated into their investment strategies,” he said.Redington supported WMPF in the manager search along with LGPS Central.All of the appointed managers have committed to the LGPS cost transparency code.last_img read more

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Swiss pension funds expected to confront high equity market volatility

first_imgFunding ratios for Swiss pension funds improved at the end of June to 107.9% from 105.4% in April. Strong market corrections triggered by the coronavirus crisis from mid-February had set off a slight decrease in the funding ratios.The funding ratio of Swiss Pensionskassen bounced back to 103% in April after declining to 99.8% for a short time at the end of March, according to a Complementa report.The positive performance, particularly of equity markets, led to an uptick, but still remains below 111.6% as recorded at the end of 2019, Hüsler said.He added: “In the long term, the risks of persistently low interest rate remain, in the short to medium term there is a risk of increased volatility on the stock markets, and the coronavirus crisis can increasingly lead to arrears in contribution payments and also to bankruptcies of affiliated employers.”OAK warned that pension funds are under stress caused particularly by a low interest rate environment coupled with the “unrealistically high” minimum conversion rate in the second pillar.The share of underfunded pension funds was 10.2%, or 101 schemes at the end of June, meaning that 10.2% of these schemes’ obligations are not fully covered. This numebr was down from 25.4% in April, but higher than 1.1% at the end of 2019.The supervisory body said that underfunding would likely rise by the end of this year as losses are expected for the main asset classes.“The financial situation of pension funds was very good at the end of 2019, only a small number was underfunded – this value is expected to increase,” Hüsler said.In the medium term, schemes will be able to mitigate at least the negative effects of the COVID-19 crisis due to the positive funding ratio they had before the pandemic started, OAK said.To read the digital edition of IPE’s latest magazine click here. Swiss pension funds should expect to encounter phases of high volatility in equity markets, Manfred Hüsler, the director of the federal pensions regulator Oberaufsichtskommission (OAK BV), told IPE.“With their long-term obligations, pension funds must be able, however, to cope with sometimes very high volatility in stock markets,” he said.Adjusting or changing long-term investment strategies is rather unusual – for pension funds – as a consequence of a short-term event, Hüsler said, adding that long-term investment strategies usually take potential crisis scenarios into account.OAK BV has published an update on the financial situation of Swiss pension funds for the first half of 2020 by analysing the data of 1,342 funds with total assets worth CHF762bn (€701bn).last_img read more

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S. Korea raises age of consent from 13 to 16

first_imgUnder the revised law, adults who have sex with under-16-year-olds will be prosecuted for child sexual abuse or rape regardless of any alleged consent. SEOUL – South Korea has raised the age of consent for sex to 16 from 13 as it seeks to strengthen protection for minors following accusations the existing law on sex crimes was too weak. Under the revised law, adults who have sex with under-16-year-olds will be prosecuted for child sexual abuse or rape regardless of any alleged consent. AFPcenter_img Previously, teenagers aged 13 or older were held to be legally capable of consenting to sex, resulting in controversial cases and critics saying that sex offenders were escaping without punishment due to the low benchmark. (AFP)last_img read more

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Governor signs Sunday alcohol sales into law

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — For the first time since the 1930’s Hoosiers can purchase alcohol on Sunday. Governor Eric Holcomb signed the measure into law on Wednesday.Senate Bill 1 allows the sale of alcohol on Sundays from noon to 8 p.m. Residents can purchase wine, beer and alcohol at outlets that elect to be open beginning Sunday, March 4.“Now when you do your shopping on Sunday,” Holcomb said, “all the aisles will be open to you if you want to make a pit stop before the tailgate.”last_img read more

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Adkins picks up first win

first_img It took just 74 seconds for the first chance of note, with Ruiz destined to slot home until he met the fine reactions of Alex McCarthy. A hint of sloppiness was detected, though, when in the 12th minute Riise went to clear the ball but only managed to kick Robson-Kanu. Referee Neil Swarbrick pointed to the spot after adjudging the challenge to be in the box, with the Wales international dusting himself off to send Schwarzer the wrong way. Reading went further ahead just after the hour mark. Garath McCleary had acres of space on the left and his blocked shot fell kindly for Robson-Kanu, who cut in curled past Schwarzer. The visiting support chanted ‘2-0 to the Championship’ but were soon hushed, with Ruiz played a one-two with Hugo Rodallega before directing through McCarthy’s legs. The 70th-minute goal kicked off a dramatic end to the game, with Reading regaining their two-goal advantage five minutes later. Le Fondre, only just on as a substitute, latched onto a lofted Karacan ball and continued to round Schwarzer to slot home. Fulham were not finished, though. Ruiz netted his second of the afternoon by heading home just two minutes later, before Rodallega clattered the crossbar after connecting with a Dimitar Berbatov cross. Reading were on the backfoot but their nerves were settled when Karacan met a loose ball on the edge of the box to fire home the visitors’ fourth of the afternoon. Nigel Adkins has celebrated his first win as Reading manager as the relegated club halted their abysmal run with a 4-2 victory at Fulham. Hal Robson-Kanu’s performance in west London was a particular highlight, starting off by slotting home a 12th-minute penalty after being fouled by John Arne Riise. The Wales international deservedly doubled the Berkshire club’s advantage in the second half, driving past Mark Schwarzer after a spell of sustained pressure. Bryan Ruiz pulled one back for out-of-sorts Fulham with 20 minutes remaining, only for Reading to regain their two-goal cushion moments through substitute Adam Le Fondre. Ruiz headed home his second of the afternoon and Jem Karacan’s struck seven minutes from time to hand Reading their first win since February 2. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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Atletico ended Villa’s Premier League plan

first_img But when Atletico approached him in early July, he knew his future lay with the capital club. He told reporters: “We had a move to the Premier in mind but then Atleti appeared and within three days all my personal terms had been agreed. “From a career point of view, they weren’t lacking anything. They finished third and will play in the Champions League. They beat Real Madrid to win the Copa del Rey. Starting from today, the best club in the world for me is Atletico Madrid.” Villa’s challenge will be replacing the goal threat that disappeared to Monaco when Colombian hitman Radamel Falcao made a surprise switch last month. Falcao hit 28 league goals in the 2012-13 season and 52 in just two years with Atleti, but Villa hopes his own goal record will stand up to scrutiny in south Madrid. The Asturian has scored 282 career goals for Sporting Gijon, Real Zaragoza, Valencia and Barcelona, with his 91-cap adventure with Spain yielding 56 goals to date. “I have to talk to the coach (Diego Simeone) about playing in a number nine role, where Falcao played,” Villa added. “But I am simply at his disposal and will play wherever he wants. (Falcao) was loved here but hopefully I can make sure his absence isn’t felt.” Briefly touching on his reasons for leaving Barcelona after three successful seasons, he added: “I left Barca because I wasn’t playing, not because the World Cup was on the horizon. I love this game and I wanted to play it.” The 31-year-old was unveiled at the Vicente Calderon on Monday evening after completing a cut-price 2.1million euro (£1.8million) move from Barcelona. The fee paid to the Spanish champions will rise to 5.1million euro (£4.4million) if Villa sees out the entirety of a three-year deal. The Spain international started fewer than half of Barca’s league games last season to put a host of European clubs on high alert, with Tottenham among the Premier League clubs closely linked with a move for the former Valencia forward. Press Associationcenter_img New Atletico Madrid striker David Villa had his heart set on a move to the Premier League until “the best team in world” showed their hand.last_img read more

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John Carver to remain at Newcastle

first_img The 50-year-old is still searching for his first win since assuming the role in a caretaker capacity in the wake of Alan Pardew’s departure. Carver will now get a chance to stake a claim for the job on a longer term basis after the Magpies’ hopes of a quick appointment were met with frustration. Carver, who had made no secret of his desire to be appointed on a permanent basis, said: “This is a proud day for me. “I have worked with, and learnt from, the best manager that this football club has had in Sir Bobby Robson. I know what this club means to this city and its people. I believe in my players and the staff I have around me. “I am confident that we can deliver exciting successful football and look forward with relish to my role as head coach of this great football club.” Newcastle managing director Lee Charnley admitted the club’s desire desire to appoint an immediate successor to Pardew had been met with frustration. Charnley said: “At the beginning of this process it was my desire and intention to appoint an individual to the position of head coach who would be available to start immediately. “Having now explored at some length the options available to us at this time, the decision has been taken to defer the appointment of a permanent head coach until the end of the season. “The head coach will be a long-term appointment that will play a major role in shaping the future on-field progression of Newcastle United and it is vitally important that we get the right individual. “John has a long history with the club and has the full support of the board. Our goal for the season of a minimum top ten finish remains unchanged and we are confident that John, supported by the backroom staff, will be able to deliver this.” Newcastle have confirmed John Carver has been appointed head coach for the rest of the season. Press Association Many of those at the top of the Magpies’ short-list are either currently in employment or otherwise unavailable until the end of the season. They include Derby boss Steve McClaren, whose odds are once again shortening despite him earlier having ruled himself out of the running for the job. Ajax boss Frank de Boer, Christophe Galtier at St Etienne and Lyon’s Remi Garde are also considered front-runners in the race to replace Pardew. Carver had made no secret of his desire to be handed the job on a permanent basis but would appear to need a significant improvement in the last 16 games of the season to stand a realistic chance of extending his reign at St James’s Park beyond May. In his first game in charge on New Year’s Day, the Magpies lost the lead three times to draw 3-3 at home to Burnley, and they have lost all three subsequent matches under Carver. They included an FA Cup third round exit at Leicester, after which Carver was roundly criticised for his team selection, although he insisted a host of top stars had been laid low by minor injuries. last_img read more

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Cricket News New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson shares ‘new’ Test look; See Pictures

first_imgMeanwhile, New Zealand has included four spinners in the side for the upcoming two-Test series against Sri Lanka which will begin in August. Ajaz Patel, William Somerville, Todd Astle and Mitchell Santner are the four spinners included in the side. The inclusion of the four spinners means there is no place for the likes of Matt Henry and Lockie Ferguson, who had impressive World Cup campaigns. Speaking about the inclusion of the four spinners, coach Gary Stead remarked it was a case of horses for courses while determining the team composition.”Playing three spinners is an option in Sri Lankan conditions and we believe this group provides the best variations and skill mix on offer. It’s good timing for us after the World Cup. It was an incredible time for the team and the country, but we’re now excited to move forward as a group and sink our teeth into another opportunity,” Stead remarked.New Zealand Test squad for Sri Lanka Tests: Kane Williamson (capt), Tom Latham, Jeet Raval, Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling, Tom Blundell, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Todd Astle, Tim Southee, Will Somerville, Neil Wagner, Ajaz Patel, Trent Boult New Delhi: After the scintillating show at the ICC World Cup 2019, New Zealand has now turned their attention to the upcoming World Test Championship which will begin next month as they play Sri Lanka. New Zealand and Sri Lanka open their World Test Championship campaign with the first Test at the Galle International Stadium on August 14 and the second Test will be played on August 22 at the P Sara Oval in Colombo. Sri Lanka is currently playing a three-match ODI series against Bangladesh and has taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.With this, the Kiwi skipper Kane Williamson on Monday shared his look wearing the new Test jersey with name and number on it. The name and number on the Test jersey are an initiative by the ICC to help fans connect with the players a little more. Kane took to Instagram posted a picture with teammate Trent Boult and captioned it, “new look”.Here’s the Instagram post:  For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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