I can do a lot more – Van Niekerk

first_imgOlympic gold medal winner and world record holder in the 400m, South African Wayde van Niekerk, says he has a lot more to prove in the sport despite last year’s 43.03 run at the Olympic Games.Van Niekerk, who is set to return to the island for the June 10 Jamaica National Racers Grand Prix set for the National Stadium, also told the IAAF’s Inside Athletics that he wants to pay more attention to the 200m, which he described as his real love.”At the age of 24, achieving a record that’s been there forever, I feel like I still have so much more to prove,” said van Niekerk. “This is the beginning of so much more that I can do as an athlete, so why not believe?””The 200m is my favourite event. It’s why I do track and field, because I want to achieve so much in the 200, but due to circumstances and injuries, I didn’t get the opportunity to get into that door,” van Niekerk added.MORE OPPORTUNITY”But now that I achieved what I have in the 400m, it gives me more opportunity to focus on the 200m and even the 100m. I really enjoy doing both.”The 24 year-old, who also won 400m gold at the World Championships in 2015 has already been busy this season, running 10.10 in the 100m at a small meet in South Africa.”Where I come from, South Africa, you always think United States, Jamaica or Europe. That’s where you need to make it and where you can start breaking barriers,” said van Niekerk.”That’s become a kind of habit in South Africa, where once you finish with school, you go over to the USA.”I always had something deep inside of me telling me ‘you can do it right here in South Africa’ and inspire more South Africans to do it.”last_img read more

Nokia 4.2 vs Nokia 5.1 Plus: Similar price, premium design but different hardware

first_imgThe Nokia 4.2 was launched in India on Tuesday, May 7 and it is one of HMD’s affordable smartphones for the market. The Nokia 4.2 is the first phone HMD has launched in India this year and the device was previously unveiled at MWC 2019. Like any good 2019 smartphone, the Nokia 4.2 boasts of some new design elements that make it look and feel like it belongs in the present times. This includes a premium glass design, a edge-to-edge display and stock Android Pie software, among other things.In fact, the Nokia 4.2 (Review) is a lot like what the Nokia 5.1 Plus (Review) was for HMD last year – Premium looks, affordable price and some interesting features. The Nokia 4.2 shares a lot of similarities with the Nokia 5.1 Plus right from design to pricing – both the phones were launched at Rs 10,990. Understandably, a lot of consumers might wonder which phone makes the most sense for the price considering the Nokia 5.1 Plus is still available in the market.Nokia 4.2 vs Nokia 5.1 Plus: Design and displayI’ve reviewed both the Nokia phones so what I say about them comes from a fair bit of experience. Like I said, from a design perspective the Nokia 4.2 and Nokia 5.1 Plus are awfully similar. They both come with 2.5D glass on the front and back and are pretty compact phone. Both come in Black and it would be hard to tell them apart face down in that colour. However, the Nokia 4.2 comes in a brand new Pink Sand colour, which looks quite attractive and fresh.advertisementThe two phones offer rear fingerprint sensors and dual camera. They’re both compact phone, although the Nokia 4.2 is slightly more compact thanks to a smaller screen size. When it comes to choosing between which phone is more premium, both the Nokia 4.2 and Nokia 5.1 Plus would be a good bet. But the Nokia 4.2 is a 2019 phone and with that comes a few new features as well. Two of them are on the frame. The Nokia 4.2 gets a LED notification light embedded in the power button, which glows bright upon receiving notifications. The second is a dedicated Google Assistant button, which allows you to quickly access the AI to make requests on the go. These two buttons offer a touch of unique and newness that you don’t get on the Nokia 5.1 Plus.Coming to the display, both the phones offer notched screen, but the type of notch differs. The Nokia 5.1 Plus sports a 5.8-inch HD+ display with a wide, iPhone X-like notch, while the Nokia 4.2 gets a waterdrop notch but with a slightly smaller 5.7-inch HD+ display. As far as intrusiveness goes, the Nokia 4.2 will offer a better, distraction free viewing. However, the Nokia 5.1 Plus arguably offers a brighter display at 457 nits. The Nokia 4.2 doesn’t offer a lot of brightness or good viewing angles, but the colours look good. But the biggest benefit with the Nokia 4.2 is that it is also Widevine L1 certified, which mean you will be able to stream content on platforms like Netflix and Prime Video in true HD resolution once the platforms offers its own support for the Nokia 4.2.Nokia 4.2 vs Nokia 5.1 Plus hardware and softwareIn the hardware department, the Nokia 5.1 Plus still offers more bang for the buck. It packs a 2.0GHz Helio P60, which is quite capable at running day-to-day operations and offering a smooth gaming experience on medium to high graphics. The Nokia 5.1 Plus can handle multitasking pretty well with 3GB of RAM and playing games like PUBG and Asphalt 9 is generally a good experience.The Nokia 4.2, on the other hand, is powered by a 2.0Ghz Snapdragon 439 based on a 12nm process like the Helio P60. While the Qualcomm chipset is equally power efficient, it isn’t as powerful as the Helio P60 in real world performance. The Nokia 4.2 feels more sluggish compared to the Nokia 5.1 Plus. It also runs graphic intensive games on low graphics, so when it comes to delivering a better gaming experience the Nokia 5.1 Plus is in the lead. Both the Nokia phones are part of the Android One program so they run stock and clean versions of Android. The Nokia 4.2 gets a slight advantage since it ships with Android Pie and will get updated to Android Q and Android R is the future. The Nokia 5.1 Plus, however, was launched with Android 8.1 Oreo and has been updated to Android Pie. This means the phone will get Android Q but may not receive another major update after that.Nokia 4.2 vs Nokia 5.1 Plus camera and battery lifeBoth the Nokia 4.2 and Nokia 5.1 Plus come with 13MP + 5MP dual rear cameras with PDAF. They also offer similar 8MP selfie cameras with support for selfie bokehs. On paper, this should mean that the Nokia 4.2 and Nokia 5.1 Plus offer similar photos, but that’s not true as the latter performs much better in daylight photography than the Nokia 4.2.advertisementDuring my time with the Nokia 5.1 Plus, I found daylight photos to look quite attractive thanks to deep and vivid colours and good detailing. Photos captured on Nokia 5,.1 Plus will look sharper thanks to a fast shutter speed. The Nokia 4.2, however, offers a laggy shutter which results in more blurry and shaky photos in daylight and especially in low-light. Colours will still look natural and attractive, but the Nokia 5.1 Plus offers brighter shots due to a slightly wider f/2.0 aperture. In low-light, both the phones tend to suffer pretty equally. In this price segment or for much cheaper, you’ll find phones like the Realme 3 or Redmi Note 7 that come with impressive night modes to offer attractive photos in tricky low-light conditions. As for the front camera, you should get similar selfies on both the Nokia device that is to say expect natural colours but don’t expect them to be too detailed.As ar as battery life is concerned, the Nokia 4.2 might offer more juice despite coming with a similar capacity as the Nokia 5.1 Plus. The Nokia 4.2 houses a 3,000mAh batter, while the Nokia 5.1 Plus gets a 3,060mAh battery. While both the phones come with power efficient processors and great software optimization, the Nokia 4.2 is a far less performance intensive phone which means it can last over a full day on most days.The flipside to the coin is the charging time. The Nokia 5.1 Plus charges faster over a Type-C port compared to the Nokia 4.2 with a microUSB port. During our testing, the Nokia 5.1 Plus took around two hours to charge from zero to 100 per cent with a 10W charger, while the Nokia 4.2 takes around 180 minutes with a 5W charger that comes with the box.Nokia 4.2 vs Nokia 5.1 Plus: Which one should you buy?The Nokia 4.2 and Nokia 5.1 Plus offers a few similarities but at the same time they also have their individual strengths. They are both equally premium looking phones for their price, but the Nokia 4.2 benefits by offering a less distracting waterdrop display. It also gets a few helpful new buttons, especially the Google Assistant button. It offer a better battery life and ships with Android Pie.On the other hand, you get the Nokia 5.1 Plus which gets a more powerful Helio P60 chipset that offers better gaming performance compared to the Nokia 4.2. It also gets slightly better cameras and a Type-C port.For online consumers, the Nokia 5.1 Plus offers more value for its price. It can often be found under Rs 10,000 during sales or offers on Nokia’s official website. The Nokia 4.2, on the other hand, is primarily for the offline crowd and should appeal to consumers who prefer going to a retail store to experience a device before purchasing.advertisementALSO READ | Nokia 4.2 review: Premium and compact Android One phone on a budgetALSO READ | Nokia 5.1 Plus review: HMD notches yet another win in the affordable segmentlast_img read more

What We Learned About Oklahoma State During Fall Camp

first_imgGame week is here, and the pandering and pontificating is nearly over. But first! We did learn a few things about OSU during fall camp. Our staff writers look back at a couple of those as we look ahead to the season. Giddyup.Kyle B.1. Going into fall training camp, I couldn’t have even told you that Obi Obialo was planning to walk-on to the football team. Now he’s on the two-deep and in line to make an impact as a freshman behind Chris Lacy. His size at 6-foot-3 should make him an interesting target in the red zone with Marcell Ateman out for the first part of the schedule getting back from injury.2. With the entirety of the starting offensive line from a year ago, I thought that junior college all-american Larry Williams would be able to take over the starting job at one of the guard spots. However due to the emergence of Marcus Keyes at left guard and Jesse Robinson keeping things steady on the right side, Williams will be a rotation player headed into the season. To me that’s a pleasant surprise, and says the returning bunch has improved from last year. Having a junior college all-american providing depth in the rotation can’t hurt.Kyle P.1. Mason Rudolph is ready to be elite. He was a wunderkind in his first season (largely in Norman), and he was really good (if not underrated last year), but the way folks are talking in Stillwater, it’s clear he’s prepped to vie for the best QB in the Big 12 title.“When you watch Mason this year, Mason looks like to me that he finally understands,” Mike Gundy told the Tulsa World. “This is the first time, in watching him, I feel like he finally understands and is comfortable and is not guessing at quarterback. And he’s going into year two-and-a-half and 15 games.”2. Our returners are going to be thrilling. Here are all the players listed on the two-deep to return kicks and punts: Jalen McCleskey, Barry J. Sanders and Justice Hill. That’s it. That’s all of them. I would pay money to watch any of those three guys in practice much less in wide open spaces during games. Bring me all the return yards!Sam Aldrich1. That Justice Hill has a legit shot to start at some point this year. With Barry J., Rennie Childs, Chris Carson, and Jeff Carr coming back, I didn’t think Hill had a shot at many carries. But he has blown away the coaches with his work ethic and looks like he may just get the nod for the starting spot if not week 1, at some point in 2016. I’m stunned.2. Mike Gundy is in full on savage mode. He became the first head coach to release his own mobile app, his mullet is growing by the day, and he’s loving the maturity and depth he’s got to work with this year. We’ll all be on mullet watch with baited breath, but Gundy is as confident as ever in this team and the expectation is clearly there to compete for the Big 12 title and a spot in the College Football Playoff.Thomas Fleming1. The guard positions should be better. Marcus Keyes and Larry Williams were two names I thought of all the way back in the spring. Robert Allen mentioned them both in his post game spring report as two up-and-comers, and when they both played on the same side, the Cowboys ran really well to that side. Hopefully they’ll be able to learn on the fly and probe as an upgrade from last year.2. Backup corners are a huge question mark. I thought that a solid third and forth option would emerge in fall camp, but apparently I was too optimistic. There’s talent there, yes, but behind Lampkin and Richards, there’s little experience. Pipkins is a vetted corner, yes, but he hasn’t played with the Cowboys yet. Behind him, players like Harper and Balous will have an opportunity to step up, but they haven’t yet.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more