Saturday, November 16, 2013

Pics from Sachin's last match [part 2]

Pics from Sachin's last match [part 1]

Test = 200
Innings = 329
Runs = 15921
Highest = 248*
Average = 53.78
100/50 = 51/68

















Android from Cupcake to Kitkat (2/2)

Android 2.3 “Gingerbread”

Many people are running their phone on Gingerbread. With the improvisation, the performance got better with this android OS. The speed got multiplied with efficacy. Too much of suffice icons were reduced to phone app, drawer and browser in the Gingerbread.
Android 3.0 “Honeycomb”

Google again made a blend with Motorola and launched Motorola Xoom with Android Honeycomb; it came out with better widgets, cool browsing experience and with software keys for more support. This OS looked more elegant, cooler and trendier than iPad.

Android 4.0 Ice Cream “Sandwich”

Now Google transformed the Android market to Google play with the release of its Ice Cream Sandwich. The main phones that came with this OS were Galaxy S3, Galaxy Nexus, HTC One X.

Android 4.1 “Jellybean”

The next version with which Android came was Android Jellybean on July 26th. The main phone with this OS was Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 7. Android really lived up to the expectations of the people like always.

Android 4.4, “KitKat”

Google Launched Nexus 5 with Android 4.4 KitKat as I have showed you up in the previous post of mine lately. In this Android KitKat OS phone, you’ll personalize everything from widgets to wallpapers. You can also, find photos; get directions, and much more.

Android from Cupcake to Kitkat (1/2)

Android is a big world in itself. 
Is has been coming along with various operating systems which you already have known so far. These days there is a celebration heard in the air as the new launch of Android KitKat has been successful with its latest version and features.
Android 1.5 “Cupcake”

Android is much advanced in technology terms and it enables us to use any mobile application or widget with ease and simplicity. This operating system– Cupcake was much handy and since then the Android developers began to name the upcoming Android OS, after desserts.
Android, 1.6 “Donut”

In the “Donut” OS there was a minor upgrade of “text-to-speech”, it enabled the developers to make the applications “speak” a line text.
Android 2.0/2.1 “Éclair”

Éclair was notably a big update in the Android OS. It certainly deserved appreciation and consideration. Éclair OS had certain features that made it a big contender of IOS. With improved speed and performance Éclair was brought forward through the Motorola Droid. The success paid off really well.
Android 2.2 “Froyo”

Android’s “Froyo” was another step up in the techno terms. With Froyo the popularity of Android became doubled. Google Android market became populated rapidly with abundance of unique applications. Voice Actions made people enable to keep a control on their phones, just by speaking.

They want to be home for Christmas

Listen to me please. 30 men and women are suffering in a Russian jail as you read this. No they are not criminals, they did nothing wrong! Five weeks ago, two of them scaled a Russian oil rig in the Arctic sea to hang a banner protesting oil drilling which can destroy the Arctic wilderness. They, along with other protesters, were stopped under a hail of bullets by Russian coast guards and have been in prison ever since! [1] Yes, their freedom snatched away for trying to stop climate change and defend the Arctic, indigenous people, polar bears and other wildlife.
You can help these men and women go home to their families. Email the Russian Ambassador in India and demand freedom for the Arctic 30 who have committed no crime!
The Russian authorities had charged the Arctic 30 with piracy which they changed to hooliganism. The new charge carries a maximum sentence of 7 years while piracy had 15. [2] Over 2 million people like you sent emails to Russian embassies, protested outside and put immense pressure on Russia. It’s time to do this again to force the authorities to drop the new charge as well.
Powerful governments are eager to destroy our right to expose environmental crimes and show you what happens in fragile environments like the Arctic. Let’s prove to the Russian government that intimidating activists with prison is not going to stop us from trying to protect the Earth. With your support, it only makes us more determined.
Thanks!

Padmaja Karra



Sources:

Russian military storm Greenpeace Arctic oil protest ship,19th Sept, 2013.

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/sep/19/greenpeace-protesters-arrested-arctic

Arctic 30: Russia changes piracy charges to hooliganism, 23rd Oct, 2013.
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/oct/23/arctic-30-russia-charges-greenpeace

Greenpeace India

Sachin's speech on 200th Test

Hi Sachinists.. here is the speech given by Sachin Tendulkar on last match of his career..

LAST WORDS BY Sachin Tendulkar : 

"Cricket is oxygen for me. Its hard to live without Cricket! 

"All my friends, settle down let me talk, I'll get more and more emotional." 
The crowd does berserk out there. 

"My life between 22 yards in the 24 years, it's hard to believe that it's coming to an end. I would like to thank all the people who have helped me in my life to get here. I have a list in my hand, please forgive me if I miss out on a few names. First, my father, he passed away in 1999. He was very key for my career. He gave me freedom, chase your dreams and don't find shortcuts. He also told me to be a nice human being. My mother, I don't how she dealt with such a naughty like guy me. She took care of me to be healthy. She started praying for me even before I started my career and I think those prayers gave my strength. In my school days, I used to stay with my uncle and aunt as my school was far away. They treated me like their son. My eldest brother, he used to tell me, I know you'd do everything right and I have the confidence in you. My sister, she gave my the first bat for me. A Kashmir Willow bat. She continues to fast when I bat. Ajit, I don't what do I talk about him. It all started from the age of 11, he took to Achrekar sir my coach. And my life changed. Even last night, he called me and we were discussing my dismissal. Various things we agreed upon, my technique. I have had a lot of chat with him. If I had not done that, I would have been a lesser cricketer. The most important one in 1991, I met my wife Anjali. I know she was a doctor. When we decided to make it a family, she said, you continue with your cricket and I'll take care of the family. Without that I think I couldn't have played so much cricket. Thank you for all that you've done and it is the best partnership I've had in my life. Then Sara and Arjun are two precious diamonds in my life." 

"I was extremely happy to see (coach) Ramakant Achrekar in the stands, normally he watches on TV. Sir would take me all over Mumbai on his scooter to play two matches and get match practice. He has never told me 'well played' and maybe now he can say that as there is no more cricket in my life."

"Time has flown by rather quickly but the memories that you have left will always be with me, specially 'Sachin... Sachin...' will reverberate in my head."

"This is the biggest match in the cricketing histroy and thank you Sachin for all that you've done. We won't see this again," Indian skipper MS Dhoni.

"We're honoured to play against Sachin Tendulkar in his historical and final Test match," West Indies skipper Darren Sammy said.

Sachin Tendulkar gets a Special Award by the Sri Lankan government.