A lot has already been talked about the Mi Mix 3. Previously, rumours had revealed that the Mi Mix 3 will launch on September 15, but sadly enough that didn’t happen. Xiaomi has now officially confirmed that the Mi Mix 3 will go official in the month of October. The launch date is yet to be revealed.Ahead of the launch, the Mi Mix 3 has been subjected to several leaks and rumours which give us a fair idea about the design and specifications of the phone. The Mi Mix 2S didn’t see a lot of changes in the design department compared to the predecessor — Mi Mix 2. But, things are going to change with the Mi Mix 3. Xiaomi is expected to revamp the complete design of the Mi Mix 3 compared to the previous generation phones — Mi Mix 2S, Mi Mix 2, Mi Mix. Interestingly, the Mi Mix 3 will come with a slider which will sport the selfie camera, earpiece and sensors. The Mi Mix 3 will be a bezel-less phone and there’ll be no notch, Xiaomi confirmed via an official teaser.The slider will be the highlighting factor of the Mi Mix 3. And the newly leaked picture and a GIF also show the same. The picture shows a massive display with the setting tab opened on it, which reveals the presence of Xiao AI assistant on the phone. Going in line with the past rumours, the new one also suggests that the Mi Mix 3 will sport a dedicated Xiao AI assistant button placed on the either side of the phone, possibly on the right.advertisementThe Xiao AI is expected to work quite similar to Samsung’s Bixby smart assistant, which means it will help users with their day-to-day life. Xiao AI will help users wake up the device in just a click. It will also let users ask questions by long pressing and holding the button. Based on its search, Xiaomi AI will answer to the asked question. Xiao AI will also let users customise the action of double-pressing the button to any shortcut of their choice.The leaked GIF shows someone using the Mi Mix 3 and demonstrating how quick and smooth the slider is. It also shows the speed at which the on-screen fingerprint unlocks the phone. The GIF is quite similar to a video of the Mi Mix 3 which was leaked a couple of weeks ago. It shows the phone with a slider which consists of a selfie camera, earpiece and the sensors. In the GIF, the Mi Mix 3 is seen with full-screen notch less display. The GIF, however, doesn’t reveal how the slider will work during calls, will it slide up or retain its original position? Well, these are questions that are yet to be answered by Xiaomi. We will get to know these minor details only at the launch of the phone.ALSO READ: Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 launch confirmed for October, will come with Oppo Find X-like camera sliderPrevious rumours have revealed that the Mi Mix 3 will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset paired with 6GB RAM/8GB RAM. The Mi Mix 3 is said to come with two cameras on the back with a 20MP main camera with OIS and EIS. As of yet, there are no concrete details on the selfie camera. Some rumours also reveal that the Mi Mix 3 will come with wireless charging support. The Mi Mix 3 is expected to start somewhere around 3799 Yuan, which roughly translates to Rs 40,300. As of now, there’s no word if the Xiaomi will bring the Mi Mix 3 to India or not.
B.J. Upton signed the richest contract in Atlanta Braves history Wednesday, a five-year, $75.2-million deal that initiates what promises to be an active free-agent season in baseball.Upton, whose father Manny and uncle Bill Upton, were baseball stars at Norfolk State University in the 1980s, refused a one-year, $13-million offer from his old team, the Tampa Bay Devil Rays to test the open market.The Braves swooped in, as they were intent on filling the position vacated by free agent Michael Bourn, whose asking price would likely been too expensive for Atlanta’s budget. Upton’s contract easily eclipses the Derek Lowe’s four-year, $60 million deal as the Braves’ largest ever contract.Upton, 28, whose younger brother Justin is a star with the Arizona Diamondbacks, had spent his entire career with the Rays and hit .246 with a career-high 28 homers along with 31 stolen bases in 2012 — an off year for him. He will provide the Braves a some right-handed power in the middle of the lineup and pair with right-fielder Jason Heyward to give them two-thirds of a strong outfield.Inking Upton allows the Braves to move on to fill other needs, most notably left field. Once, Upton had the speed to be a leadoff hitter, but no more. Now, they are, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constituion, considering Minnesota’s Denard Span, who could play left field and be the leadoff batter that Bourn was last season.A source close to the situation told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that Upton wanted the Braves over the Philadelphia Phillies, and his agent, Larry Reynolds, and the team worked long and hard to come to an agreement.Upton actually sought a sixth-year contract, but the Braves would not go that far.On the field, Upton has increased his home-run totals each of the past four seasons, and has 51 homers and 159 RBIs over the past two years.
“If (the) Municipal Corporation Department (MCD) is not working then Bharatiya Janata Party should resign. Aam Aadmi Party will turn MCD into a profit-making venture within a year,” said Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, while speaking at the vote-on-account, which was presented in the Assembly by state Finance Minister Manish Sisodia on Tuesday. Kejriwal had also charged that the prevailing corruption in the three civic bodies was the main reason behind the financial stand-off between the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Aam Aadmi Party. He further alleged that if BJP could not bear the burden of running the Municipal Corporation of Delhi properly and effectively; then the party should leave it for AAP to handle. In the same vein, Kejriwal also pointed fingers in the direction of the Central government and held them responsible for any water crisis that may arise in Delhi in future. Also Read – Working on improving tiesEven if these allegations are true; they do little to alleviate the mess that the BJP managed MCD finds itself in. The North and East Delhi municipal corporations are currently cash-strapped and unable to pay their staff for the past two months. There are fears that a large section of these workers may soon go on strike. The East Delhi municipal corporation finds itself in the precarious situation of needing Rs 600 crore just to clear its debts; let alone entertain the possibility of stabilising its depleted finances. Also Read – Political parties and our RepublicThis unavoidable situation has been precipitated by the fact that for a long while almost all the three municipal corporations were running deficit budgets; with a huge grand canyon-like gap between revenue and expenditure. The BJP may argue that running the MCD smoothly required poor financial accounting on their part. This claim, however, can be easily dismissed by the reality that poor financial accounting alone can’t result in debts worth Rs 600 crore. Incompetence and corruption could also be probable factors for this situation. Politically the AAP move to point fingers at BJP is a shrewd one. It automatically diverts attention from the internal churn that AAP has been going through of late. Be that as it may, if Kejriwal wants his allegations against opposition parties not to be interpreted by the voting public as typical political bluster and mudslinging, then he has to take heed of the yawning gap between what the AAP has promised and what it has delivered so far. Rather than pointing fingers at opposing parties, AAP must earnestly focus on the daunting challenge of fulfilling the promises it had made in the run-up to the Delhi assembly elections. Anything less than that will be self-defeating for a party, which has rode into power riding on a massive wave of public optimism.
Steps away from the iconic Boardwalk from where you can witness the mighty waves swallow the large orange sun at dusk, the nautical winds of Atlantic ocean will carry soul-stirring tunes of Rabindra sangeet, the twang of an Ektara in a baul’s hand, and the piquant aroma of kosha mangsho. Over the last 38 years, these three days of summer are ethnically, musically and soulfully Bangali in some part of America. This year it is Atlantic City, the happening coastal destination in New Jersey, popular as mini Las Vegas. The much awaited 38th North American Bengali Conference will be held from June 29 to July 1 at the Atlantic City Convention Center. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe theme of NABC 2018 is “Sanskritir Bondhane Aaj Prithibir Dui Pranto” which literally means ‘culture bridges two faraway frontiers across the world on this occasion’.Banga Sammelan is not just a celebration of Bangaliana, but it serves countless slices of Bengal on the global platter. It is a platform for hundreds of NRIs who want to hold onto their roots despite living thousands of miles away from their ancestral homes.The captivating business forums will have former FBI special agent Asha Rangappa talk about her incredible journey, and 14-year-old wonder kid Tanmay Bakshi will narrate how he became IBM’s honorary advisor and an Artificial Intelligence guru. The North American Bengali Conference 2018 has an enticing schedule of events lined up, from the mesmerising performances of Srabani Sen and Iman Chakraborty, to the ecstatic rhythm jam by table maestro Bickram Ghosh, and the charismatic melody of Shreya Ghosal. The third International Bengali Film Award (IBFA) will recognize excellence in celluloid achievements in the Bengali film industry, along with performances by our very own Tollywood stars. ‘Shatakanthe Rabindranath’ by Tagore Society of Houston is one of the much awaited domestic events. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThe most talked about event since last three years – Aajkaal NABC Shera Bangali Puroshkar will recognize five outstanding Bengalis on this global platform. This year the recipients are Padmabhushan Swadesh Chatterjee, Indian Consul General in New York Sandip Chakraborty, ace actor Sabyasachi Chakraborty, noted poet Subodh Sarkar and renowned journalist Gautam Bhattacharya.The sky above the Absecon Lighthouse has already begun smelling sweeter. It is that time of the year when frozen yogurt blends flawlessly with rosogollar payesh, and myriad hues of dhakai jamdani sarees overpower the colours of the historic casinos. The Bay of Bengal will never meet the Atlantic Ocean, but Bangaliana has been weaving a bridge between the two for more than three and a half decades now. Differences there might be many, but love for a language has connected people from two extreme parts of the world who are looking forward to meet, to celebrate their dialect, their culture, their food and their identity.