Thursday 25 November: Towards the end of last week, torrential downpours unleashed their fury on Andhra Pradesh, causing severe flooding, destroying property worth more than ₹6000 crores and claiming more than 40 lives in various parts of the state. An intense rain shower is already on the horizon.
According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), isolated heavy showers are likely to hit the south coast of Andhra Pradesh and Yanam on Friday, Nov. 26.
Thereafter, from Saturday to Monday November 27-29, isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall is forecast on the south coast of Andhra Pradesh, Yanam and Rayalaseema.
During this entire forecast period, all of these subdivisions will experience fairly widespread to widespread rains and thunderstorms, according to The Weather Channel’s met team.
In light of these forecasts, the IMD issued a yellow watch (‘watch’) off the coast of Andhra Pradesh and Rayalaseema on Friday and Saturday (‘watch’ local weather conditions).
This coming Sunday and Monday, the advice on both subdivisions will be upgraded to an orange warning, urging residents to “be prepared” for rough conditions.
Within these subdivisions, IMD’s Amravati Regional Monitoring Center has issued orange warnings for the south coast districts of Prakasam and SPSR Nellore for the entire weekend due to the potential for isolated severe to very severe showers and thunderstorms.
The same warning will also be issued in Rayalaseema’s Chittoor and YSR districts on Sunday.
These wet conditions are caused by a low pressure area expected to form itself over the southwestern Bay of Bengal on Thursday. Once formed, the system will rotate west-northwest towards Sri Lanka and the south coast of Tamil Nadu.
In addition, a trough running from this low pressure area to northern Tamil Nadu in lower tropospheric levels will also contribute to the rainfall.
Since the start of the post-monsoon season on Oct. 1, such low-pressure systems, combined with the northeast monsoon winds, have consistently dumped above-average rainfall across India’s southern peninsula.
In fact, Andhra Pradesh has collectively recorded 350.7mm of precipitation between October 1 and November 24 – a 40% ‘surplus’ compared to the long-term average for this period.
As for the subdivisions, Coastal Andhra Pradesh & Yanam have recorded 308.1mm of precipitation (5% more than normal) while Rayalaseema has recorded 409.6mm of precipitation which amounts to a whopping 115% ‘large excess’ compared to normal .
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Panaji (Goa) [India]November 29 (ANI): Bengaluru FC midfielder Suresh Wangjam expressed disappointment after the 1-1 draw against Kerala Blasters FC in their Indian Super League (ISL) match at GMC Athletic Stadium, in Bambolim, on Sunday. After dominating the entire game, the Blues finally struck in the 84th minute thanks to a tall ranger from Ashique Kuruniyan, who broke through the goal through Albino Gomes. Four minutes later, Kuruniyan was back on the scoresheet, this time scoring an own goal to deprive his team of a second win in the current season. “It’s really hard to digest, you know, the players gave everything and luckily we got a goal and in the last minute, conceding the goal, it’s really difficult. But in the end we had a point and that’s good for us. ” And we will go and have a good recovery and be ready for the next match,” said Suresh Wangjam during the post-match interview.
Side-back Harmanjot Khabra stole the show for Kerala Blasters FC as the veteran made key interceptions to keep his team in the game. The hero of the match, however, condoned the missed opportunities to drop two points against the Blues. “I think we could have done a little better because we had opportunities. If we could have converted them, the result could have been different, but either way, we have to go for positivity,” said Harmanjot Khabra. Kerala Blasters FC head coach Ivan Vukomanovic expressed his dismay at the goal conceded, but in the end he was happy to take home a point. “There were certain things that we were practicing over the last period and we wanted to go out today, be compact, be strong in duels and be present in every possible part of the field. So basically on the one hand we weren’t happy because we conceded the goal from a shot that wasn’t even on the goal, but anyway, you know, in football a lot of interesting things can happen. So in the end we’re also happy that we got the point,” said Vukomanovic. Bengaluru FC will face defending champions Mumbai City FC in their next match, on December 4, at the same venue. On the other hand, the Blasters will face Odisha FC on December 5 at the Tilak Maidan, in Vasco. (ANI)
Facebook is taking a new approach to its first smartwatch, which the company has not confirmed publicly, but is currently planning to debut next summer. The device will have a display with dual cameras that can be detached from the wrist to take photos and videos that can be shared across Facebook’s suite of apps, including Instagram, The roadside has learned.
A camera on the front of the watch screen exists mainly for video calls, while a 1080p autofocus camera on the back can be used for capturing images when detached from the stainless steel frame on the wrist. Facebook is tapping other companies to make accessories for attaching the camera hub to things like backpacks, according to two people familiar with the project, who have both asked for anonymity to speak without Facebook’s permission.
The idea is to encourage owners of the watch to use it in a way that smartphones are now used. It’s part of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s plan to build more consumer devices that bypass Apple and Google, the two dominant mobile phone platform makers that largely control Facebook’s ability to reach people.
The planned device is Facebook’s first attempt at releasing hardware specifically for the wrist, opening up another area of competition with Apple at a time when the two tech giants are already at odds on other fronts. Apple has aggressively positioned itself as a protector of privacy by limiting the kind of data apps like Facebook can collect, while Facebook has been beset by scandals over its handling of user data for years. Those dynamics could put Facebook in an uphill battle to convince people to buy its future Apple Watch competitor, especially as it plans to position the watch as a fitness device with a heart rate monitor as well.
Facebook has partnered with the top wireless carriers in the US to support LTE connectivity in the watch, meaning it doesn’t need to be paired with a phone to work and sell it in their stores, according to the folks in the know. with the case. The watch comes in white, black and gold, with Facebook hoping to sell volume in the low six numbers initially. That’s a tiny slice of the overall smartwatch market — Apple sold 34 million watches last year for comparison, according to Counterpoint Research.
In future versions of the watch, Facebook plans to have it serve as a major input device for its planned augmented reality glasses, which Zuckerberg believes will one day be as ubiquitous as cell phones. The company plans to use technology obtained from CTRL labs, a startup that has demonstrated bracelets that can control a computer through wrist movements.
Facebook aims to release the first version of the watch in the summer of 2022 and is already working on the second and third generations for years to come. Employees recently talked about the price of the device at around $400, but the price is subject to change. While it’s unlikely, Facebook could also scrap the watch altogether, as the device has yet to go into mass production or even get an official name.
Facebook’s track record for making hardware is spotty. The 2013 HTC phone was a spectacular flop, and it has yet to announce any sales for its Oculus VR headsets or Portal home video chat device. In recent interviews, executives have said that sales of the Oculus Quest 2 headset have surpassed all previous Oculus headsets combined.
Facebook’s interest in building a smartwatch dates back at least a few years. It looked at Fitbit’s 2019 acquisition before Google bought the wearable fitness maker. Since then, the social network has spent about $1 billion developing the first version of its watch and hundreds of people have worked on it, according to one of the people in the know.
A Facebook spokesperson declined to comment on this story. The information previously reported that Facebook was building a smartwatch with health and messaging features, but details about the cameras and other details in this story are new.
Using a modified version of Google’s Android operating system, Facebook plans to draw on its suite of apps and third-party partnerships to create compelling experiences for the watch, including a companion app for phones. Even still, Facebook’s wearable wrist resonating with people is far from guaranteed. Smartwatches with cameras haven’t caught on so far, and Apple has already cornered the high-end of the market.
In an effort to give TikTok some stiff competition, YouTube is testing a new feature on its app that allows users to upload short video clips to the platform. So far, the feature is not available to everyone and is being tested with a few users, after which mass rollout of the feature is expected. Two months ago, there were similar media reports about YouTube planning the launch of a TikTok-like feature according to which the new feature could be called “YouTube Shorts”.
The new feature allows app users to record multiple short clips directly into the app and upload them as one video. If the video is less than 15 seconds in length, it can be uploaded directly to the app without going to the mobile gallery. However, if the user has a video longer than 15 seconds, it must be uploaded from the phone’s gallery.
Currently, the feature is limited for some select Android and iOS users. The users can check the availability by clicking the “create a video” option in the mobile upload stream. The company has not explained whether the app will also have filters, music and other attractive features.
Apart from the new initiative, YouTube is already allowing its users to upload the short videos in the form of YouTube stories on the platform also known as YouTube Reels. The feature was launched by the company in 2017. The untamed popularity of TikTok has forced other giant companies like Facebook to experiment with some short video uploading apps as well. The company released Collab, a new app for music lovers last month. The app allows users to merge songs with the short videos. Also in 2018, Facebook had come up with an app to compete with TikTok called Lasso, which has yet to reach Indian users.
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