In true Jack Bauer fashion, HMD Global has started pushing out Android 9 Pie update for the Nokia 6.1 Plus within 24 hours of releasing the update for the Nokia 6.1. This also means the company has kept true to its promise of delivering the latest Pie update for the two phones in October. Earlier this month, HMD announced Android 9 Pie for the Nokia 6.1 Plus through the Nokia Beta Labs, and now the company released the stable update. The Nokia 6.1 never made it to Beta Labs and the company instead decided to release the stable update directly.The Nokia 6.1 Plus is now the third Nokia phone to get Android 9 Pie after the Nokia 7 Plus and the Nokia 6.1. HMD is the only other company apart from Google to release Pie for several models. Now that it has met its October deadline, we await some more Nokia phones that are due to receive Pie in November. HMD has already confirmed that last year’s Nokia 8 and this year’s Nokia 8 Sirocco will get updated to Pie in November. If October is any indication, HMD is likely to keep its promise.The Nokia 6.1 Plus was launched a couple of months ago in India alongside Nokia 5.1 Plus. It brings a premium all-glass design and an edge-to-edge notched display at an affordable price point. The Nokia 6.1 Plus sports a 5.8-inch FHD+ (2280×1080) display with a 19:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 636 chipset coupled with 4GB of RAM. You get 64GB of internal storage, which is expandable up to 400GB via a microSD card.advertisementALSO READ: Nokia 6.1 now receiving Android 9 Pie update, Nokia 6.1 Plus next in lineThe Nokia 6.1 Plus bears a dual camera setup which includes a 16-megapixel primary sensor with f/2.0 aperture and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor with similar aperture. The phone houses a 3,060mAh battery with support for fast charging via USB Type-C port. The phone is priced at Rs 15,999 and can be found on open sale on Flipkart and the Nokia Mobile Store.
While Wiggins declined to comment on Froome’s case he believes Team Sky’s dominance, winning five of the past six Tour de France races, and a building portfolio of controversy have led to a “negative” atmosphere in the sport.When asked to elaborate on his comments, Wiggins said: “They are not barbed jokes or digs, that’s the reality of the sport at the moment. I saw the reports only last week from [the Ruta del Sol in] Andalusia, or wherever it was, and they are the best team in the world. How many races did they win last week? And there’s a lot of talk about them at the moment and there’s a lot of negative talk as well.”The five-times Olympic champion Wiggins faced an UK anti-doping agency inquiry after allegations he broke the rules in 2011 while with Team Sky. The investigation was dropped and Ukad said it had faced barriers in trying to establish what was contained inside a package delivered to Wiggins at the Critérium de Dauphiné in 2011. Both Wiggins and Team Sky maintain it was a legal decongestant not a banned corticosteroid, as had been alleged.After the investigation concluded in November, Wiggins threatened to sue Ukad for what he described as a “malicious witch-hunt” and he has promised that: “I’m going to have my say on that very soon.”Wiggins retired from professional cycling in 2016 and has since embarked on a challenge to switch to rowing. He also wants to establish a women’s equivalent to Team Wiggins. He suggested cycling would benefit from a salary cap to lower barriers to entry, again making a barbed reference to Team Sky.“Something has got to happen. Sky are running away with it. With the office blocks they bring with them [to races], it’s difficult to compete, isn’t it? Whether that helps performance or not, I don’t know. Something has to change to even it out a bit.”Mark Cavendish has pulled out of the Abu Dhabi Tour after sustaining concussion and whiplash in a fall before the race’s first stage. Cavendish’s team, Dimension Data said the incident occurred when “the race director’s car slowed suddenly as it led the peloton”. The 32-year-old started but pulled out after five kilometres. … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on Pinterest Read more Share via Email Since you’re here… news Reuse this content Share on WhatsApp Team Ineos Bradley Wiggins Cycling Topics Richard Williams Share on Messenger Support The Guardian Share on LinkedIn Share on Facebook Time for Chris Froome and Sky to rebuild the people’s trust Share on Twitter Bradley Wiggins has warned young cyclists to steer clear of Team Sky, claiming his former employers will “ruin” them.The 2012 Tour de France winner was speaking at the announcement of a new roster of riders for Team Wiggins, the under-23 team he has set up. He introduced his new signing Tom Piddock and when asked if he had any advice for his young charge, the 37-year-old made a stinging assessment of his former team. “Don’t go to Sky, steer clear of them,” he said. “Go somewhere else because they’ll ruin you.”Wiggins was speaking against the backdrop of mounting pressure on Team Sky to submit their appeal to a drug test Chris Froome failed at last year’s Vuelta a España. Froome had double the permitted amount of the asthma drug salbutamol in a urine sample and is now trying to prove there is a legitimate physiological explanation for the adverse finding.
zoom The Gujarat Maritime Board (GMB) has “turned a cold shoulder” to requests by the NGO Shipbreaking Platform to visit the shipbreaking yards on the tidal beach of Alang.According to the Platform, for the past two months the Indian authority has refused to reply to repeated requests, submitted via the Indian member organisation Toxics Link, to visit and see the working and environmental conditions at the shipbreaking yards.“By refusing to reply to the requests to visit the yards, the GMB has opted to keep the negative environmental and labour impacts of the operations at Alang out of sight,” NGO Shipbreaking Platform said.“This lack of openness is disappointing and represents a decision by the GMB to keep Indian ship recycling in the dark ages,” Ingvild Jenssen, Director and Founder of the NGO Shipbreaking Platform, said.The European Commission is expected to prohibit the recycling of EU-flagged ships in beaching yards when it publishes its upcoming list of approved ship recycling facilities in non-EU countries.The EU list represents an important turning point for sustainable ship recycling by setting a benchmark for an industry in which standards have been historically absent.
The Big 3 was on top in 2008.If coach Doc Rivers had his way, the Boston Celtics’ Hall of Fame trio of Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen would have another go at it. But Rivers likely will not get his way, now that the NBA model for success morphed into a collection of youth and speed.Boston’s Big 3 had talent and heart, but the years of wear and tear slowed them down. It was never more obvious than in Game 7 Saturday, when the Celtics seemed almost transfixed to the floor in the fourth quarter as Miami’s younger, energetic Big 3 of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh led an 18-4 run that decided the Eastern Conference championship.With Allen and Garnet, both 36, as free agents – and the fact that the currently constructed group did not get it done this year – it is likely general manager Danny Ainge will try to get younger and faster. But that does not take away what Pierce, Allen and Garnett accomplished.How is 327 wins, two conference championships and the 2008 NBA title? It is so good that Miami found it necessary to assemble its own Big 3, although it was achieved in a way that made critics surface. Ainge drafted Pierce out of Kansas and made trades to acquire Garnett and Allen. Bosh and James were recruited to join Wade as free agents.In any case, losing 101-88 Saturday might have been the Celtics’ trio final game together.“I wish we could have had healthy runs,” Rivers said. “I don’t know. Because of, really, Kevin’s injuries, I don’t know if we could have gotten any more out of the group. I would have loved to have seen this team if this whole stretch was injury-free. . . They deserved it with their will.”In a move he hopefully will regret, Garnett left the American Airlines Arena floor before the final buzzer, did not congratulate the Heat players or staff and departed the locker room before media arrived. Allen did the opposite and was even emotional about the team’s future.“Up to this point we’ve fought hard to keep it together,” said Allen, the NBA’s all-time three-point shooter. “Now, there are so many emotions. This one hit me hard. We wanted it so bad.”Said Rivers: “I just want to stick with this group for a little longer, whether it’s a couple days, a couple months.”But Allen faces offseason ankle surgery and Garnett’s body has been wrecked over so many years of playing so hard. The Celtics have point guard Rajon Rondo for the next three years under contract; he has emerged as a premier floor leader in the league. Forward Brandon Bass played strong in the playoffs and has an option to opt out of his contract. Role players such as Mickael Pietrus and Keyon Dooling may be gone, too.If this is the end for Boston’s Big 3, it leaves behind a legacy of toughness and grit and will. And winning. Lots of winning.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, September 12, 2017 – Providenciales – In the wake of Hurricane Irma, Digicel can announce that its mobile service is steadily being restored across the Turks and Caicos.Communities in Providenciales in and around: Richmond Hills, Blue Hills, Tabernacle Church, Lower Bight, Grace Bay, Venetian, Cinema and Wheeland can now connect with their families and friends.The Digicel Turks and Caicos team activated its recovery plan as soon as the all-clear was given with an additional response team from across the Caribbean arriving in to Turks and Caicos shortly after. This fleet of engineers is working round the clock to restore service with steady progress being made.As the relief and recovery efforts continue, Digicel would like to encourage the public to heed all relevant advice from the appropriate agencies and take all necessary precautions to stay safe.
Kolkata: Seeking stringent measures in West Bengal’s Barrackpore Lok Sabha constituency, the state’s ruling Trinamool Congress on Wednesday urged the Election Commission to keep the BJP’s candidate Arjun Singh, who switched to the saffron outfit recently from the state’s ruling party, under “surveillance”. Trinamool’s outgoing MP Dinesh Trivedi is seeking re-election from the Barrackpore constituency which will go to hustings during the fifth phase of Lok Sabha polls to be held on May 6. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata “Trinamool MP Dinesh Trivedi re-contesting from the seat and the party requested surveillance for BJP leader Arjun Singh,” sources in the Election Commission said. Meeting state Chief Electoral Officer Aariz Aftab, senior Trinamool leader Tapas Roy said there was a “disturbance in Barrackpore yesterday”. “Bombs were hurled and the movement of goons have increased. Our party and candidate have complained to the commission and the police observer,” he said. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in state In Bhatpara Assembly segment, under the constituency, some vehicles were set on fire, during clashes between BJP and Trinamool workers. Asked if they had appealed for surveillance on Arjun Singh, Roy said: “In these cases, if the EC feels the requirement of any specific step against a candidate, a party or any other person, they will take it.” “We have submitted the copy of our specific complaints to the CEO,” he added.
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