The overall sale of desktops and laptops in India has gone down in the third quarter of this year as compared to last year, recent data showed.According to market research firm Gartner Inc, India’s mobile PC market, which totalled nearly 2.9 million units in the third quarter of 2012, recorded a fall of 5.9 percent during the corresponding period last year.”Consumers accounted for 47 percent of total PC sales in the third quarter of 2012 compared to 55 percent in the third quarter of 2011,” said Vishal Tripathi, principal research analyst at Gartner.”This emphasises the fact that despite the festive season and availability of various end user schemes on PCs, the market was impacted by high inflation, global economic uncertainty and limited share of wallet as consumers preferred to spend on other consumer durables,” he added.In the third quarter this year, parallel imports and white boxes which accounted up to 47 percent of the whole desktop market showed a decline of 35 percent as compared to the same period of the previous year. Mobile PCs helped drive overall market growth with a similar 23 percent growth on a year-on-year basis. Lenovo retained the top position in the third quarter of 2012 with help of factors like the execution of the Tamil Nadu government order, and a strong increase in the consumer space. While HP’s PC shipment grew around 10 percent, Dell declined 22 percent compared to the third quarter of 2011. For local vendor’s like HCL PC market share declined to 3.4 percent in the third quarter with a 43 percent year-on-year decline from the third quarter in 2011. Acer, Dell, HP and Lenovo represented around 60.6 percent of the market.
Members of Federal Police search the scene of a helicopter accident in which the governor of the Mexican state of Puebla, Martha Erika Alonso, and her husband, senator and former governor of the same region, Rafael Moreno, died when the chopper plummeted to the ground in San Pedro Tlaltenango after taking off from nearby Puebla, on 24 December 2018. The cause of the accident is still unknown. Photo: AFPThe governor of the Mexican state of Puebla and her husband, a senator and former governor, were killed on Monday in a helicopter crash, the country’s president said.“My deepest condolences to the relatives of senator Rafael Moreno Valle and his wife, governor of Puebla Martha Erika Alonso,” Mexico president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador wrote on Twitter.“I assume the commitment to investigate the causes” and “tell the truth about what happened,” Lopez Obrador wrote.Local media reported that the pilot and another person were also killed in the accident.The aircraft crashed in the Santa Maria Coronango area of Puebla, and the cause of the crash is still unknown.Alonso was sworn in as governor on 14 December after an electoral tribunal certified her victory in July polls.She was the first woman to occupy the position in Puebla, where her husband was governor from 2011 to 2017.According to the local constitution, the state legislature will have to appoint an interim governor and to call an extraordinary vote that must be held in three to five months.
We are in the season of Thanksgiving. I encourage you this week to think about all of the people and things you are thankful for. Focus on what brings meaning and joy to your life. While you are giving thanks, remember those less fortunate. Do what you can to make their holiday a great one. Before you eat your Thanksgiving dinner, think about worshipping with one of the churches below for their Thanksgiving Day service, as well as the other upcoming events.River International FellowshipThird Anniversary LuncheonNov. 181:00p.m.- 3:00 p.m.351 Corporation RoadGlen Burnie, Maryland, 21060Rev. Noldon Pope, Pastor*tickets required================================================Huber Memorial Church5700 Loch Raven Blvd.Baltimore, Maryland 21239The Huber Steps of Praise Ministry Dance FestivalNov. 182:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.Rev. P.M. Smith, Pastor================================================New Friendship Baptist Church1515 Eager StreetBaltimore, Maryland84th Church AnniversaryNov. 1910:00 a.m.Rev. Roderick Parks, Pastor================================================Prince of Peace Missionary Baptist Church519 W. Lafayette Ave.Baltimore, MarylandWomen’s DayNov. 1911:00 a.m.Rev. Lorenzo Maddox, Pastor================================================Wayland Baptist Church3200 Garrison BlvdBaltimore, Maryland 21216Men’s DayNov. 199:45 a.m.Rev. Dr. Hoffman Brown, Pastor================================================Greater Harvest Baptist Church1617 W. Saratoga St.Baltimore, Maryland 21223Thanksgiving ServiceNov. 2310:30 a.m.================================================Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church2812-14 Reisterstown RoadBaltimore, Maryland 21215Thanksgiving WorshipNov. 2310:00 a.m.Rev. Franklin Lance, Pastor================================================New Bethlehem Baptist Church6665 Security BlvdWoodlawn, Maryland 21207Thanksgiving ServiceNov. 2310:00 a.m.Dr. Lisa Weah, Pastor================================================New Psalmist Baptist Church6020 Marian DriveBaltimore, MD 21215Thanksgiving ServiceNov. 2310 a.m.Bishop Walter Thomas, Sr. Pastor================================================New Shiloh Baptist Church2100 North Monroe StreetBaltimore, Maryland 21217Thanksgiving ServiceNov. 2310 a.m.Dr. Harold Carter, Jr., Pastor================================================House of Judah Ministries3836 W. Forest Park Ave.Baltimore, Maryland 21216Family and Friends DayNov. 269:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.Bishop Leroy Dyett, Pastor================================================Morning Star Baptist Church154 Winters LaneCatonsville, Maryland 21228HomecomingNov. 267:15 a.m., 9:15 a.m., 11:30 a.m.Bishop Dwayne Debnam, Pastor