Samsung Beats Apple With Most Smartphones Shipped in Q3 2020 in the US

first_imgThe report credits Samsung’s success to its mid-tier and budget smartphones, as well as flagships, such as the Galaxy S20 series and the Galaxy Z Fold 2. Apple also had a delayed launch for its iPhone 12 series which prevented the Cupertino giant from getting that push in sales. Typically, Apple launches new iPhone models in September, which is the end of the third quarter. This time, the launch took place in October.Lastly, the report adds that in terms of the global smartphone market in Q3 2020, Samsung took the top spot with 21.9 percent share, beating Huawei and Xiaomi.An analysis by International Data Corporation (IDC) for Indian smartphone market for Q3 2020 also revealed that Samsung came in second with 12.1 million smartphones shipped, but had a significant 38.1 percent growth compared to Q3 2019.- Advertisement – Samsung has surpassed Apple for the first time in three years by shipping the highest number of smartphones in the third quarter of 2020 in the US. According to the analysis carried out by Strategy Analytics, Samsung had a market share of 33.7 percent in the US this year. Apple came in second, followed by LG. The report says that Samsung was able to take the lead this time thanks to its mid-tier and budget smartphones, along with the launch of its new Samsung Galaxy S20 series.As per the report by Korean Herald citing Strategy Analytics, for the first time since 2017, Samsung has surpassed Apple in terms of total smartphones shipped in a quarter. In the third quarter of 2020, Samsung accounted for 33.7 percent of the US smartphone market which is a 6.7 percent growth compared to last year’s third quarter. Apple came in second with 30.2 percent market share. LG followed with 14.7 percent market share.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –center_img 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.last_img read more

Lady Bulldogs Win Thriller Over Lady Tigers

first_imgWhen the ISCA polls came out on Monday, the Batesville Lady Bulldogs found themselves sitting at #1 in the Class 2A poll. With a target on their backs, the Batesville Lady Bulldogs improved to 8-0 with an impressive win over a good Lawrenceburg team on Tuesday night 2-1.It was a physical, back-and-forth battle all game long but Batesville was able to walk away with a 2-1 victory. Hailey Mohr notched her first goal of the season in timely fashion. Mohr came off the bench at the 28 minute mark and began immediately making a mark on the game with possession and opportunities on goal. In a great combination of 1-touch and 2-touch passes, the Lady Bulldogs worked their way into Lady Tiger territory and Taylor Rowlett made the final pass to Mohr where she ripped a 1-touch shot up and over the keeper. With a 1-0 lead, Batesville had a couple more good chances on goal but could not play add-on in the first half. Lawrenceburg capitalized late in the halfwith a nice cross by Jenna Farmer and a header finish from Rylie Hutcherson. Batesville outshot Lawrenceburg 10-8 in the first half.  Shots were few and far between in a defensive battle throughout the second half. Batesville outshot the Lady Tigers in the second half 4-3. Molly Wintz was aggressive in goal and shut down all the opportunities for Lawrenceburg. Bre Moman’s speed was uncontested on the sidelines as she stopped numerous runs on the right side of our defense throughout the match and also jump-started our offense on big defensive stops. Taylor Rowlett was able to net the game-winner for the Lady Bulldogs with 24 minutes remaining in the match. It was Rowlett’s 13th goal of her senior season.The JV Lady Dogs played the Lawrenceburg Tigers on Tuesday evening losing 2-0. In the first half the ladies struggled to hold the Tigers back and let two goals in. The Bulldogs defense put up a great fight and never let their heads hang. In the second half the ladies were able to shutout the Tigers and hold their line. Leading the defense were Chloe Saler and Kayla E. Meyer. The midfielders, Lily Esser and Kari Reer, helped control the second half and dictate the play. Offensively there were opportunities that the Dogs were unable to finish. The game ended in a loss of 2-0.The Ladies play at home on Thursday against Columbus East.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Kyle Laker.last_img read more

Social workers still battling to be licensed – GAPSW

first_imgWorld Social Work DayAs the world observes World Social Work Day, President of the Guyana Association of Professional Social Workers (GAPSW), Arnold Mickle, said despite being agents of change, social work in Guyana has been battling to have the profession licensed, but to date, the situation remains the same.Some of the social workers at the luncheon“We are supposed to be change agents and from since the time I did my diploma (a number of years ago) we were trying to be licensed and until now we can’t change that position and we are change agents. Other professions have done that, long time ago and where are we? The only way the social work profession can be professionalised is when we as individuals professionalise it,” Mickle said.He added that despite hundreds of social workers graduating from the University of Guyana over the years, the GAPSW only has approximately 15 to 20 active members. He noted that number has to be changed while urging social workers to be proud of their profession.He urged the social workers to do everything to change the perception of the profession. Mickle added that there is a great need for the professionalising of the social work profession.“We would want to change the perception of those who graduate from UG. We need to change the mindset of our practitioners because many persons do not professionalise their practice. You must professionalise your service delivery so the rest of the world can know the magnitude and importance of the work you do,” Mickle urged.In observance of World Social Work Day, the Social Protection Ministry hosted a morning of reflection and luncheon for social workers across the country at the Pegasus Hotel in Georgetown. World Social Work Day is observed annually on March 20, and this year, the theme is “Promoting Community and Environmental Sustainability.”While delivering the keynote address, Permanent Secretary of the Social Protection Ministry, Lorene Baird noted that the theme is in keeping with the United Nations Strategic Development Goals as well as President David Granger’s green state development strategy.She, like others before her, noted that although social workers are highly trained and competent, their profession is quite often devalued owing to ignorance of the demands of their roles.“Although highly trained and competent, the sad reality is that the role of social workers can be lightened to that of an unglorified humanitarian who is always helping and extending themselves sometimes even at the risk of neglecting other personal areas of their lives. We are often guilty of devaluing their worth because social work is something seen as not being evaluated profession and people often underestimate what the profession entails,” Baird noted.“I would like to encourage social workers to continue being resilient and continue to fight for the change that you want to see as you endeavour to improve the wellbeing of society and the country as a whole,” she added.Meanwhile, Deputy Director of Social Services, Abike Benjamin-Samuels, said all over the world, social workers stand up every day for human rights and social justice to help strengthen communities adding that it is the broadest profession out there.Social Work Day is the key day in the year that social workers worldwide stand together to celebrate the achievements of the profession.last_img read more