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first_imgBangkok, Dec 4 (PTI) Scoreboard of the final match of the Bangkok, Dec 4 (PTI) Scoreboard of the final match of the Womens Twenty20 Asia Cup between India and Pakistan here. India Women: Mithali Rai not out 73 Smriti Mandhana c Asmavia Iqbal b Anam Amin 6 Sabbhineni Meghana run out (Javeria/Sidra) 9 Veda Krishnamurthy lbw b Sadia Yousuf 2 Harmanpreet Kaur b Anam Amin 5 Jhulan Goswami c Javeria Khan b Sana Mir 17 Anuja Patil not out 0 Extras: (W-8, NB-1) 9 Total: (For 5 wkts; 20 overs) 121 Fall of wkts: 1-24, 2-68, 3-73, 4-89, 5-120. Bowling: Asmavia Iqbal 3-0-23-0, Sana Mir 4-0-23-1, Anam Amin 4-0-24-2, Sadia Yousuf 4-0-15-1, Nida Dar 4-0-29-0, Iram Javed 1-0-7-0. Pakistan Women: Ayesha Zafar b Goswami 15 Javeria Khan c Kaur b Bisht 22 Asmavia Iqbal b Pandey 1 Bismah Maroof c & b Patil 25 Nain Abidi st Verma b Preeti Bose 9 Iram Javed st Verma b Bisht 3 Nida Dar not out 12 Sana Mir not out 12 Extras: (B-1, LB-1, W-3) 5 Total: (For 6 wkts; 20 overs) 104 Fall of wkts: 1-24, 2-28, 3-56, 4-75, 5-79, 6-81. Bowling: Ekta Bisht 4-0-22-2, Anuja Patil 4-0-18-1, Jhulan Goswami 4-0-19-1, Shikha Pandey 2-0-17-1, Preeti Bose 4-0-18-1, Harmanpreet Kaur 2-0-8-0. PTI CM CMlast_img read more


Rs 50 lakh off: Now’s the time to buy a Land Rover SUV!

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first_imgIf you have ever wanted to buy a Land Rover, this might be the time. Jaguar Land Rover has aggressively slashed the prices of their current stock of SUVs which are up for sale in India.The company has knocked off Rs 4 lakh off the Land Rover Discovery Sport and Rs 3 lakh off the Range Rover Evoque. Till recently, both the models were brought into the country via the CBU route but are now brought in as CKD units.Also Read:Land Rover to launch all new Range Rover Velar in India this yearIt isn’t just the CKD cars but also the Range Rover Sport, which is sold as a CBU unit in India, whose prices Land Rover has slashed. The base model of the Range Rover Sport which was earlier going for Rs 1.18 crore (Ex-showroom, Delhi) is now being up for grabs at a cheap Rs 86.80 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) – a price cut of Rs 30 lakh. The Range Rover Vogue LWB variant, prices of which started at Rs 2.24 crore (ex-showroom, Delhi) earlier is now going for Rs 1.70 crore (Ex-showroom, Delhi), a price cut of more than Rs 50 lakh!However these prices are not permanent and will be around only for 4-5 months, that is, until stocks last. This drastic reduction in prices according to the sales staff at JLR dealerships is due to the weakening of the Pound against the Indian Rupee that has happened because of Brexit.Also Read:Land Rover unveils India-bound Range Rover Velarlast_img read more


IPL 2017: Hyderabad beat Delhi by 15 runs

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Losing so many tosses didn’t help: Glenn Maxwell after Kings XI Punjab bow out of IPL 2017

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first_imgKings XI Punjab failed to make the playoffs after Rising Pune Supergiant beat Punjab by nine wickets in Pune .Punjab lost the toss and were put into bat first and had a disastrous start. They lost Martin Guptill on the first ball and couldn’t recover from it.They were bowled out for a paltry 73 as Shardul Thakur picked up 3/19 from his four overs while Jaydev Unadkat and Dan Christian snapped two wickets each.Undatkat, who was brilliant in the field as well returned with 2/13 from three overs and Christian got 2/10 from two overs.Talking about the result, Maxwell blamed his bad luck as Maxwell had lost most of the tosses in this year’s IPL.”The toss had something to do with the result. The wicket was a bit damp, we didn’t adjust properly – but those sort of things happens in T20 cricket. We didn’t assess the conditions, lost a wicket first ball and never recovered. Those things happens, happened to DD against us, now it happened to us.”It’s a lot easier to chase down scores in this tournament and me losing so many tosses didn’t help,” he said.Maxwell praised Axar Patel for a brilliant tournament. Axar has scored 227 runs and taken 15 wickets in this year’s IPL.”We can take a lot of positives from the tournament, we played to our plans and fought hard, Axar had a great tournament.”But, Maxwell himself had an average tournament as he finished with just 310 runs from 14 matches at an average of 31.00.advertisementHowever, the Australian did’t forget to thank the fans before signing off.”Thankful to our supporters for the way they backed us.”Punjab finished fifth in the table with 14 points from 14 games, two points short of a playoff spot.last_img read more


IPL 2017 Final: Mitchell Johnson, Jasprit Bumrah over the moon after Mumbai’s historic third title

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first_imgMumbai Indians defeated Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) in a low-scoring final to win the Indian Premier League (IPL) title here on Sunday.In a match that went right down to the last ball, Mumbai registered a one-run victory in front of packed stands at the Rajiv Gandhi International stadium.This is Mumbai’s third IPL title. Chasing a target of 130 runs, Pune could only manage to post 128/6 in their 20 overs.Australian fast bowler Mitchel Johnson was the most successful for Mumbai with figures of 3/26, while young pacer Jasprit Bumrah also played a crucial role, returning figures of 26/2 in four excellent overs.Veteran Sri Lankan pacer Lasith Malinga also bowled well and was unlucky not to manage a wicket. He conceeded just 21 runs in his four overs.Pune skipper Steven Smith led from the front scoring a fighting half-century in a losing cause.He notched up 51 runs off 50 deliveries with two boundaries and an equal number of sixes before falling in the last over.Rohit Sharma: I’m calm now. It was a great game of cricket. I’m sure the spectators enjoyed it. To be able to defend a score like this was a brilliant effort, I couldn’t ask for more. Whenever you’re defending a total like that, the first thing you’e to do is believe. I told the boys if we could do it against KKR (105) there was no way we couldn’t do it here. There was assistance from the pitch too so it was a matter of exploiting the conditions. When three overs were left, I had confidence in the bowlers. They’ve always done the job wherever they’ve played. It was about giving freedom to them because they’re the masters and they’ve done it before. I just told them to do whatever they want and set the field accordingly.advertisementKieron Pollard: We have been playing team cricket. We showed the character. Well played to Krunal for the way he batted to keep us in the game.Hardik Pandya: I really felt the game that we won against Delhi. That gave us belief because we had played like champions.Krunal Pandya: I just wanted to play 20 overs when wickets were falling at the other end. If I am there till the 19th or 20th over, I can get some big shots.Mitchell Johnson: Wanted to be clear with my plan, wasn’t thinking too much. Just wanted to make sure they weren’t hitting through the leg side and luckily I got Smithy to hit it into the off side, where he’s not as strong.Jasprit Bumrah: The ball was reversing, we needed a wicket at that time. Mahi bhai’s wicket was the crucial wicket because he can be dangerous in these situations. After the first innings, we always wanted to fight because we were short on runs. Our bowling effort was brilliant. After every over we were backing each other that we can still make it.Karn Sharma: The team backed me a lot and I am happy that I performed well. We had a plan of not giving boundaries to MS Dhoni and Steve Smith.Parthiv Patel: I was batting really well throughout the season. Unfortunately I got out tonight, but team won that was more important.Ambati Rayudu: I couldn’t contribute much with the bat, but the catch will remain with me (smiles). The pitch was very surprising (referring to the slowness) It’s not even in the centre wicket.Nitish Rana: It was a good experience. Hope to cotinue this form in Ranji Trophy. Winning two titles in three season is a great achievement for me.Shane Bond: It was exciting and heart-wrenching all at the same time. We spoke yesterday about the leaders stepping on the field. When the pressure came on, all the leaders stepped up. Just a brilliant young bowler isn’t he. He’s been in pressure situations time and again and at 23, he keeps stepping up.(With IANS inputs)last_img read more


Funniest moments from Aaj Tak Salaam Cricket 2017

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England’s Kieran Trippier enjoying rivalry with Tottenham Hotspur team mate Kyle Walker

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first_imgDefender Kieran Trippier says he will support Kyle Walker if his Tottenham Hostpur team mate gets the nod to start for England instead of him as the pair continue to battle for the right back role for club and country.England, who top Group F in UEFA’s 2018 World Cup qualifiers, face Scotland in Glasgow on Saturday before taking a trip to France for a friendly on June 13.Walker was first choice for Premier League runners-up Spurs last season making 33 league appearances, but Trippier came to the fore in the latter stages as Walker struggled with injuries.”I know we both play the same position but it is football and whoever plays, we are always there for each other,” Trippier told reporters.”We always help each other, no matter who we play against, and it will be no different with England.”I want to play and he wants to play but if he plays, I’ll help him. If I get picked, I know he will do the same for me. I believe I can play at this level.”last_img read more


World no. 7 Wong to play for Maharashtra United in UTT

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first_img(Eds: Change in para 8)Mumbai, Jun 9 (PTI) World mens no.7 Wong Chun Ting of Hong Kong would play for Maharashtra United while India no.1 Sharath Kamal would turn out for RP-SG Mavericks in next months Ultimate Table Tennis League, following the players draft held here today.Wong is a bronze medal winner in the last world championships in Dusseldorf, Germany, while the leagues second-highest ranked (world no. 16) male player, Marcos Freitas of Portugal, will play for Dabang Smashers.Top seed in the womens category, world no. 9 Han Ying of Germany, would figure for Challengers while Wu Yang, the only player from China, will represent Bayside Spinners.Indian womens no.1 Madhurika Patkar would represent Dabang Smashers in the first edition to be held in three cities – Chennai (July 13-20), Delhi (July 21-26) and Mumbai (July 27-30).”I am excited to be selected by the Dabang Smashers for the Ultimate Table Tennis. The team has good players and Im thrilled to play alongside them. This league will definitely help the sport prosper in India. The four Indian players in my team are from ONGC, so it already seems like a good mix to me,” said Madhurika.A total of 24 foreign players, including 21 Olympians, and as many Indian players (both men and women) were drafted into six different franchises at the NSCI.Soumyajit Ghosh, the youngest Indian Olympian in the fray, was picked by Challengers.Harmeet Desai, India No.4 rpt 4 in mens category, said, “The Ultimate Table Tennis will offer a great exposure to our Indian players to play alongside top ranking foreign players and also to be trained by the foreign coaches. I am really looking forward to the league.”advertisementHe will play for Maharashtra United.Speaking to reporters Vita Dani, co-promoter and chairperson of the leagues owners, 1lEven Sports, said each franchise has shelled out Rs 2.6 crore as fees.”This includes players fees, their international and internal travel and most other things. We are not here to make money and want to run a low-cost model league,” said Vita.11Even Sports co-promoter and former national mens singles champion, Niraj Bajaj, said that he personally wanted to give something back to the sport.”This is the best thing to have happened to table tennis over the last fifty years. This league will give players the opportunity to play with the best in the world. We want to take table tennis to the next level and want India to win a medal in the 2024 Olympic Games,” Bajaj said.Dani said the costliest player would be paid Rs 20 lakh and the cheapest Rs 2.5 lakh.”We have committed ourselves to run the league for ten years,” she added.Another former multiple-time national champion, Kamlesh Mehta, who is a director of 11Even Sports, said the League was being set up to help India win an Olympic medal in 2024.”The league affords the chance for Indian players to train and play together with foreign players for 21 days. This league is not only being supported by the Table Tennis Federation of India but also by the Asian and World TT bodies.”We have got a dedicated window (June-July every year) to conduct it. This is a unique league where each team will be a mix of men and women. Each team has also young players who will learn a lot,” he said.The coaches for the different teams, including former top players Arup Basak and Saumyajit Roy, sounded happy with their draft picks.”For the first time table tennis in India is showing a professional approach and I am fortunate to be a part of it,” said Roy. PTI SSR NRB NRBlast_img read more


CSA announces extensive stadia infrastructure upgrade

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first_imgJohannesburg, Jun 12 (PTI) Cricket South Africa (CSA) will spend R200 million in the next few months to upgrade and refurbish stadia where the new T20 Global League will be played in November this year. An additional R150 million will be spent on upgrades at CSA facilities across the country over the next three years. “R200 million will be invested during the next few months on improvements like cutting-edge artificial lighting systems, advanced sports field technology and LED scoreboards, as well as revamping change-rooms and media centres,” CSA Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat said. “We want our cricket stadiums to be world class and having recognised the need to improve our facilities, we are in a very fortunate position to be able to do so,” Lorgat added. “Looking ahead over the next two years, CSA are planning to implement new designs and features like improved wifi signal and reach, crowd flows and ticketing systems to enhance fan experience,” stated Lorgat. “Our aim is for the T20 Global League to rank among the worlds best T20 leagues and enhancing the in-stadium experience of fans is essential.” Work has already begun across the country to ensure the stadium work is completed before the start of the new season and before the inaugural T20 Global League tournament kicks off. The eight franchise owners of the league will be announced in London on June 19, a day after the ICC Champions Trophy final. PTI FH AH AHlast_img read more


Galle to host first One-Day International since 2000

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first_imgAfter a 17-year hiatus, ODI cricket is set to return to Galle with Zimbabwe playing the first two ODI’s of the five-match series against Sri Lanka scheduled to be held on June 30 and July 2.Seven ODIs have been played so far in Galle, but none since July 6, 2000 when Sri Lanka defeated South Africa by 37 runs during a tri-series which included Pakistan also.Although Galle had fallen out of favour as an ODI venue because of absence of floodlights, and also due to limited capacity, the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has seen it a fitting venue for the lower-profile Zimbabwe games partly perhaps for financial reasons – day-night matches are costlier to host – and also because in this case, the size of the venue may translate to a marketing advantage, reports ESPNcricinfo.The remaining three ODIs will be played at the Hambantota Stadium, which has not seen international cricket itself for two years.The lone Test on the tour is scheduled in Colombo at the R Premadasa Stadium. The Stadium can be seen as an unusual venue for the Test format as it normally hosts only limited-overs matches.This will be Zimbabwe’s first bilateral tour of Sri Lanka since a two-ODI, three-Test tour that took place in December 2001-January 2002.Zimbabwe Tour Schedule –June 30: 1st ODI, GalleJuly 2: 2nd ODI, GalleJuly 6: 3rd ODI, HambantotaJuly 8: 4th ODI, HambantotaJuly 10: 5th ODI, HambantotaJuly 14-18: Only Test, Colombolast_img read more


Asus ZenFone 3 smartphones receive price cut, new prices start at Rs 10,999

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first_imgTaiwanese tech major Asus on Monday announced a price cut on Zenfone 3 and Zenfone 3 Max, two variants of their most popular Zenfone 3 smartphone series. The price reduction will be across all major e-commerce sites like Flipkart, Amazon, Snapdeal, and leading retail stores & Asus exclusive stores across India.To recall, Asus launched its ZenFone 3 and 3 Max phones last year in India. Here’s a look at what these Asus phones cost now and how much is the price difference from before.– Zenfone 3 5.5(ZE552KL): Asus launched the Zenfone 3 5.5(ZE552KL) in India last year in May. The smartphone was launched at Rs 27,999 and this year in May received its first price cut of Rs 8000, lowering the price to Rs 19,999. The company has further reduced its price to Rs 16,999.To recall, the Zenfone 3(ZE552KL) sports a 5.5-inch display and is backed by a 3000mAh battery. The smartphone packs in 4GB of RAM and 64GB of inbuilt storage which can be expanded up to 128GB via microSD card. The device is powered by 2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor.– Zenfone 3 5.2 (ZE520KL): This was launched at Rs 21,999 last year and after its first price cut was selling at Rs 17,999. Now the company has further reduced its price to Rs 15,999.Also Read: Asus launches ZenFone 3, ZenFone 3 Deluxe & 6.8-inch ZenFone 3 UltraThe ZenFone 3(ZE520KL) features a 5.2-inch display and packs in 3GB of RAM. The internal storage is of 32GB which can be expanded up to 256GB via microSD card. The device is backed by a 2650mAh battery and is powered by Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625.advertisement– Zenfone 3 Max 5.5 (ZC553KL): Asus launched the ZenFone 3 Max(ZC553KL) last year in November. The phone debuted at Rs 17,999 and later received a price cut of Rs 2000, lowering its price to Rs 15,999. The smartphone after the new price cut is now selling at Rs 14,999. To recall, Zenfone 3 MAX(ZC553KL) sports a 5.5-inch 1080p display and comes in two storage variants- 3GB RAM and 32GB ROM or 4GB RAM with 64GB internal storage.– Zenfone 3s Max (ZC521TL): The new price of Aus ZenFone 3s Max(ZC521TL) is Rs 12,999. The smartphone was launched this year during February, at a price of Rs 14,999.Also Read: Asus ZenFone 3s Max review: A one-trick ponyThe Zenfone 3S Max is powered by a MediaTek MT6750 octa-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz clubbed with 3GB of RAM and 32GB inbuilt storage which is expandable up to 2TB via microSD card. The smartphone comes with a 13-megapixel rear camera with dual-LED real-tone flash and an 8-megapixel selfie-snapper.– Zenfone 3 Max 5.2(ZC520TL): The smartphone was launched at Rs 12,999 ad now is available at Rs 10,999 after the price cut. The smartphone features a 5.2-inch screen.last_img read more


Ravi Shastri’s appointment as India coach likely to solve complex issues

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first_imgVirat Kohli and Anil Kumble did not communicate enough with each other – that is now a confirmed fact after India Today revealed the manager’s report from the Champions Trophy.Reports of a rift between Kohli and Kumble had first surfaced before India began their defence of the Champions Trophy in England. Kohli, on the eve of India’s tournament opener against Pakistan, dismissed these reports as mere speculation. (MS Dhoni needs to play till 2019 World Cup: Write him off at your own risk)But it was all crystal clear a couple of weeks later. Following a massive defeat to Pakistan in the Champions Trophy final, Kumble quit citing differences with Kohli. The captain, Kumble said, did not like his style of coaching and his role had become untenable.And then Kohli deleted a tweet he had put out welcoming Kumble as coach of India last year. That perhaps underlined how badly the relationship between the two had soured.There were reports that the captain and coach had stopped talking to each other. Kumble, India’s greatest match-winner, Kohli, young India’s new leader, were clearly at loggerheads.India Today has now accessed the team manager’s report which confirmed communication had broken down between Kohli and Kumble. Kapill Malhotra, who was Team India manager for the Champions Trophy, stated in his report the captain and coach did not communicate much with each other.They were all of course part of team meetings. Now, imagine. How distinctly difficult does it get for the team when the two most important cogs in the wheel do not “communicate with each other.”advertisementIndian cricket has been through this turmoil before. Sourav Ganguly and Greg Chappell had an ugly fallout and the whole team of superstars was up in arms against the Australian whose tenure as coach had wrecked havoc in the dressing-room.The Kumble-Kohli rift was of course totally different. Unlike Chappell, Kumble delivered results and had the empathy of former cricketers, who felt he was was disrespcted.But the show must go on and the BCCI’s vast machinery is hard at work to select Kumble’s successor.So, a year after Kumble’s ceremonious takeover as coach, the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) will look at a new set of candidates to succeed a man who left under controversial circumstances.Among the men to be interviewed is Ravi Shastri, the former team director who shaped up the team before Kumble’s appointment. The others in contention are: Virender Sehwag, Lalchand Rajput, Dodda Ganesh, Tom Moody, Richard Pybus and Phil Simmons.Sehwag and Moody were the clear frontrunners till Shastri was convinced to apply again. He had thrown his hat in the ring last year too but Kumble was favoured over him. His entry this year means the CAC is seriously contemplating giving in to Kohli’s wish – the captain and team want him back in the dressing-room as coach.Shastri is well liked by the players and there is mutual respect. Overall, his approach was different to Kumble’s and players seem to trust him more.India were on a high in 2016, winning one Test series after another in a historic home season. But they will face some serious challenges in the months to come. Overseas tours of South Africa, Australia and England would need the team to play at its best.Kumble was fantastic as coach but something did not tick. Kohli was not very pleased. While many may argue that the captain got his way too easily, it is also important to understand that he is the man in charge on the field.Sehwag, it was understood, was the CAC’s second favourite in case Kumble did not continue. The former Delhi opener, however, might want to bring in his own support staff which may not be agreeable to the players – that they want Shastri is no secret.If bringing Shastri back at the helm gives the team some joy then so be it. He is a shrewd cricketer with a sharp cricketing brain and India did not do badly at all under his stewardship – their journey to the World Cup semi-final was memorable.last_img read more


Worcestershire’s Ross Whiteley hits six sixes in an over

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first_imgWorcestershire’s Ross Whiteley became the sixth male cricketer to hit six sixes in an over when he achieved the feat in Sunday’s Natwest T20 Blast match against Yorkshire at Headingley.The 28-year-old clobbered left-arm spinner Karl Carver six times over the rope in the 16th over to join a select group that includes Garfield Sobers, Ravi Shastri, Herschelle Gibbs, Yuvraj Singh and Lancashire’s Jordan Clark, who achieved it in a second-team game against Yorkshire.”It was the right time in the game for me to go for it. It was all or nothing,” Whiteley said.”Unfortunately for the bowler it was a short boundary on the leg-side.”I hit the first out of the screws and needed to keep going for the team, not for that achievement. It’s something I never really thought I’d do in professional cricket.”Despite Whiteley’s heroics, Worcestershire lost by 37 runs.Worcester’s #RossWhiteley joined an elite club by hitting SIX sixes from one Karl Carver over in a T20 match at Headingley. ??? [??: Cric Aus] pic.twitter.com/603GyQv1nP- AmMaD (@Cob_Adder) July 24, 2017last_img read more


Atwal chases individual glory, other Indians also ready

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first_imgNew Delhi, Nov 1 (PTI) Indias Arjun Atwal, whose last win in the country came at this very course in 2003, is looking forward to playing again in familiar conditions when he begins his chase for individual glory at the Panasonic Open at the Delhi Golf Club from tomorrow.Atwal, to date the only Indian to have tasted success on the PGA Tour, has eight wins on the Asian Tour and of them, three were co-sanctioned with the European Tour. He also has one win each on Nationwide and PGA Tours.Atwals last win came in Dubai in 2014 on Asian Tour, and he is itching to get another win.”Its nice to be playing at home again for the second time this year, especially at a place like Delhi Golf Club. Ive been playing here since my junior days and I had a bit of success here. The year has been patchy for me. I would have liked to have a consistent run going and I think Im pretty close to getting it going,” said Atwal.He will also keep one eye open to spot at good candidates for Captains Picks, which he will need to make as the captain of the Asian Team for the EurAsia Cup in January next year.On his own form, he said, “I have played very little this year. But I will be playing a lot in the next two months. I will also get a start on PGA Tour at RSM Classic. I will play Manila next week and then go to US for RSM Classic and then back to Hong Kong and Mauritius. That will also help me play my minimum.”advertisementFeaturing one of the strongest Indian contingents ever, the Panasonic Open India field includes every top Indian pro, barring the US-based Anirban Lahiri, and Jeev Milkha Singh, who pulled out at the last minute because of an injury sustained on his left following a freak incident.Jeev hurt his left elbow while trying to open a coconut water bottle.”I was really looking forward to this week, but I need to rest and allow the elbow to heel,” said Jeev.The field includes all four Indians, who have tasted success on the Asian Tour this season. Leading the way is SSP Chawrasia, who successfully defended his Hero Indian Open earlier this year, and he is followed by Shiv Kapur, who won in Yeangder Heritage, Ajeetesh Sandhu, winner at the Yeangder TPC and Gaganjeet Bhullar at Macao Open.Jyoti Randhawa, who now divides his time between golf and adventure sports, is the most successful player at DGC, having won four Asian Tour titles here, besides another couple of Indian tour titles.”These days I play to enjoy myself and I am loving it,” said Randhawa, who was Tied-2nd with Rashid Khan last year, as Mukesh won the title.Gaganjeet Bhullar and Shiv Kapur are both back to their winning ways, while Ajeetesh Sandhu has just broken through. Rashid Khan, twice winner on Asian Tour in the past, has not won since 2014 but looks ready to do so on his home turf, just as he did for his maiden win in 2014.Meanwhile the young brigade with likes of Shubhankar Sharma, Khalin Joshi, S Chikkarangappa and Udayan Mane will also fancy their chances.The international challenge will include the most successful of all Asian Tour stars, Thaworn Wiratchant, who has 18 titles on the Tour. However, he has not won since his Kings Cup and Queens Cup double in 2014. PTI PDS PDSlast_img read more


Feeling the hunger pangs after your workout? Here are some ways to control those cravings

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first_imgExercise not just does miracles to our body, but also helps us to live a long life.But a rigorous workout session can often leave you kicking around the kitchen, trying to fight off an insatiable hunger and if you are thinking to shed some weight, binge-eating is the last thing you want to do.So what should everyone do to control their hunger after a satisfying workout?Also Read: Here’s the beastly workout you need to nail for a body like Sushant Singh RajputAccording to News.com.au, here are some tips that would help you to stop from under-doing all your hard work:1. Keep yourself HydratedOur body commonly mistakes thirst for hunger. So, if people would not be careful about that, then it would leave you thinking that you need to eat more.So it is really important to make yourself hydrate before, during and after a workout to avoid misdiagnosed hunger.2. Be mindful of durationThe length of your workout also can affect how hungry you get, as the body can perceive a long workout as a famine making you really hungry.To prevent overeating, plan your post-workout meal or snack before working up a sweat.Also Read: Bipasha Basu’s workout pictures will make you question your life choices3. Be wary of weights and waterWeightlifting and water sports can be real hunger-driving culprits. This is because pumping iron causes micro tears in the muscle. As they repair, your muscles grow bigger and stronger. So, the more muscle you have, the hungrier you get.advertisementAs for water sports, like swimming and water polo they are extra hunger-inducing because the temperature of the water cools down your body.Being immersed in water also causes you to use every muscle in your body, so you tend to deplete energy stores quicker.last_img read more


Madrid to Play Barcelona Right after Club World Cup

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first_imgMADRID (AP) — Real Madrid will host Barcelona in a “clasico” match in late December, just after Madrid returns from playing at the Club World Cup.The Spanish league calendar, released Friday, pits Madrid against Barcelona on Dec. 20, a Wednesday, in the Spanish capital. That will be four days after the final of the Club World Cup in the United Arab Emirates, in which Madrid will compete as winner of the Champions League.The second league match between the two will come as the season reaches its climax, in the second-to-last round on May 6.Madrid and Barcelona will start the season by playing the two legs of the Spanish Super Cup on Aug. 13 and 16. The opening round of the Spanish league is on the weekend of Aug. 19-20.Madrid will begin its title defense of the Spanish league at Deportivo La Coruna, while Barcelona will host Real Betis.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more


Europa League: Hopes of Dream Run by Olympiacos End in Kiev (1-0)

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first_imgDynamo Kiev – Olympiacos. Photo: EurokinissiThe Piraeus-based club started the match cautiously against the Ukrainian side who entered the game in attack-mode. Pedro Martins-coached Olympiacos tried to threaten for the first time in the match in the 6’ with a long range shot by Hassan that sliced wide. Ten minutes later, Podence worked the left side of the pitch with Tsimikas who then crossed the ball near Boyko’s goal but the goalkeeper parried the ball out of play. Gradually, the Olympiacos showed glimpses of balanced play as the game wore on. They looked more comfortable on the ball and drove forward more frequently. Olympiacos’s dreams of a deep-run in this year’s edition of the UEFA Europa League were extinguished in Kiev on Thursday at Olimpiyskiy Stadium, where the Greek giants were  defeated 1-0 by Dynamo Kiev. Tonight’s result, combined with the 2-2 match in Piraeus a week ago resulted in Olympiacos crashing out of the tournament.The Reds did not manage to continue the positive momentum gained by their lopsided derby win against AEK over the weekend and generally did not seem up to the task tonight against their Ukrainian opponents., From the moment that they allowed Fran Sol to score in the middle of the first half, the chances to qualify to the next round of the tournament got significantly slimmer. In the second half, Olympiacos had two big chances to answer and score to put the pressure on the Ukrainians but both chances were denied by Dynamo’s keeper Denys Boyko. TweetPinShare22 Shares However, in the 32’ Dynamo surprised Olympiacos and opened up the scoring for the night. Mykolenko played a through ball to Sol who then sent the ball into the back of the net from inside the penalty box. The reds did not manage to immediately react to going down in the score and almost conceded again in the first half’s waning moments of injury time but goalkeeper Sa denied Sol a second goal by stopping his close-range shot.Dynamo Kiev – Olympiacos. Photo: EurokinissiOlympiacos started the second half with a greater sense of urgency and in the 51’ Torosidis crossed the ball for Masouras who sent the ball just barely wide of the net. In the 60’ Olympiacos threatened again with a long-range shot from Fortounis that was stopped by Boyko. In the 75’ after a terrific individual effort from Masouras, Hassan tried a close range shot which forced Boyko into a difficult save but the Ukrainian keeper nonetheless was up to the task to stop it. center_img Dynamo Kiev – Olympiacos. Photo: EurokinissiThe red lost their last big chance to get back into the match and the berth to the next round when in the 87’ with Guerrero shooting from within the penalty box and Boyko parried it away. The game was officiated by  Slovakian Ivan Kruzliak who showed yellow cards to: Cisse, Verbic, Kedziora, Podence, Shepelev and Torosidis.DYNAMO KIEV: Boyko, Verbic (92 ‘Smyrnyi), Shepelev, Sol (92’ Rusyn), Shaparenko (76 ‘Harmash), Tsygankov, Mykolenko, Burda, Buyalskyi, Shabanov, Kedziora.OLYMPIACOS: Sa, Torosidis, Meriah, Cisse, Tsimikas, Bouchalakis (65 ‘Natkho), Guilherme, Podence, DIas (46’ Masouras), Fortounis (65 ‘Guerrero) Dynamo Kiev – Olympiacos. Photo: Eurokinissilast_img read more


California to Let College Athletes Make Money, Defying NCAA (Video)

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first_imgSACRAMENTO, Calif. — Defying the NCAA, California’s governor signed a first-in-the-nation law Monday that will let college athletes hire agents and make money from endorsements — a move that could upend amateur sports in the U.S. and trigger a legal challenge.Under the law, which takes effect in 2023, students at public and private universities in the state will be allowed to sign deals with sneaker companies, soft drink makers or other advertisers and profit from their names and likenesses, just like the pros.Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom and others cast the law as an attempt to bring more fairness to big-money college sports and let athletes share in the wealth they create for their schools.“Other college students with a talent, whether it be literature, music, or technological innovation, can monetize their skill and hard work,” he said. “Student athletes, however, are prohibited from being compensated while their respective colleges and universities make millions, often at great risk to athletes’ health, academics and professional careers.”He predicted other states will introduce similar legislation. Two lawmakers in South Carolina have already announced plans to do so.FILE – In this April 19, 2019, file photo, an athlete stands near a NCAA logo during a softball game in Beaumont, Texas. California will let college athletes hire agents and make money from endorsements, defying the NCAA and setting up a likely legal challenge that could reshape U.S. amateur sports. (AP Photo/Aaron M. Sprecher, File)The new law applies to all sports, though the big money to be made is in football and basketball. It bars schools from kicking athletes off the team if they get paid. It does not apply to community colleges and prohibits athletes from accepting endorsement deals that conflict with their schools’ existing contracts.The NCAA, which had asked Newsom to veto the bill, responded by saying it will consider its “next steps” while also moving forward with “efforts to make adjustments to NCAA name, image and likeness rules that are both realistic in modern society and tied to higher education.”The NCAA, which has 1,100 member schools and claims nearly a half-million athletes, said that changes are needed but must be done at a national level through the NCAA, not through a confusing patchwork of state laws.I’m so incredibly proud to share this moment with all of you. @gavinnewsom came to The Shop to do something that will change the lives for countless athletes who deserve it! @uninterrupted hosted the formal signing for SB 206 allowing college athletes to responsibly get paid. pic.twitter.com/NZQGg6PY9d— LeBron James (@KingJames) September 30, 2019Before the governor signed the bill, the NCAA cautioned that the law would give California universities an unfair recruiting advantage, which could prompt the athletic association to bar them from competition.Powerhouses like the University of Southern California, UCLA, Stanford and the University of California, Berkeley, could find themselves banned.But while the NCAA is the top governing body for college sports, membership is voluntary. If the California schools are forced out, they could form a new governing body.The law represents another instance of California jumping out front of other states and positioning itself in the vanguard of change. The movement to allow college athletes to profit from their achievements on the court or the playing field has been cast as a matter of civil rights and economic fairness.Professional athletes have endorsed the law, including NBA superstar LeBron James, whose 14-year-old son is a closely watched basketball prospect in Los Angeles and will be 18 when the measure takes effect.On Instagram, James exulted over the signing of the measure, saying it will “change the lives for countless athletes who deserve it!”He added: “NCAA, you got the next move. We can solve this for everyone!”Democratic state Sen. Nancy Skinner, the bill’s author, said it rights a longtime wrong: “For decades, college sports has generated billions for all involved except the very people most responsible for creating the wealth. That’s wrong.”The new law does not go so far as to allow colleges and universities to pay athletes directly for their play.The NCAA has steadfastly refused to pay players in most cases. But a committee led by Ohio State Athletic Director Gene Smith and Big East Commissioner Val Ackerman is studying other ways players could make money. Its report is expected in October.The NCAA does let some athletes accept money in some instances. Tennis players can accept up to $10,000 in prize money per year, and Olympians can accept winnings from their competitions.Also, many schools pay players yearly cost-of-living stipends of $2,000 to $4,000.The NCAA reported $1.1 billion in revenue in 2017.By: Adam Beam, Associated PressTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more


Tasteful batteries

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first_img Continue Reading Previous The CEVA-XC12 targets the extreme DSP demands of 5GNext When life fails to provide a debugging interface, blink a RGB LED Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must Register or Login to post a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram center_img Batteries of various technologies and form factors get a lot of attention for many reasons. Everyone is looking for a battery with higher energy density by weight and volume, with superior discharge (and even charge) specifications, and low cost. As a result, there’s been lots of attention on lithium-ion (Li-ion) chemistry and its many variations, since that seems to offer – at least for the foreseeable future – the greatest potential (pun intended) in meeting those density objectives.Still, there are applications where unusual chemistries, construction, and form factor are the priorities, more than just an incrementally better Li-ion cell.  Consider the work being done by a team lead by Prof. Christopher Bettinger at Carnegie Mellon University. They are developing edible, biocompatible batteries that use non-toxic materials already present in the body, with available liquids such as stomach acid as the electrolyte; see references below (Figure 1 ). His team has produced cathodes based on melanin, a pigment already in the body, and anodes made of manganese oxide, which is also already present; other versions based on body-friendly materials have also been developed. The idea is that the electrodes will dissolve harmlessly after use. Most of the resulting batteries, using a variety of soluble cations, had modest voltages (between 0.5 and 0.7 volts); although definitive specifications are hard to find, there was one mention of 5 milliwatts of power for up to 20 hours.Figure 1 Prof. Christopher Bettinger of Carnegie Mellon University dramatically demonstrates what may be possible with the edible batteries his team is developing. (Source : Carnegie Mellon University)It’s not just humans who need special batteries. A microbattery developed by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (see “A battery small enough to be injected, energetic enough to track salmon“) is just 6 mm long and 3 mm wide and weighs only 70 mg (Figure 2 ), and is used to power acoustic fish tags. It is hand-crafted of multiple layers that are then rolled up (Figure 3 ), which increases the internal surface area and so reduces internal resistance—a weak spot in many real-world battery implementations. Although each is handmade, about 1000 of these have been constructed, and they have implanted over 700 of these into fish to power tracking devices. Figure 2 These rice-grain sized batteries are hand assembled, and used to power acoustic fish tags. Source : Pacific Northwest National Laboratory    Figure 3 The fish-tag batteries are constructed of layers which are then rolled up and inserted into tiny cans. Source : Pacific Northwest National LaboratoryThese grain-of-rice sized batteries can supply enough power to send a 744-microsecond signal every three seconds for about three weeks (or about every five seconds for a month). Energy density is specified at 240 WHr/kg, compared to around 100 WHr/kg for standard silver oxide button microbatteries – although you do have to wonder how these measurements are made and if they are fair comparisons!These specialty batteries have other unique issues as well, such as providing for connection or attaching the leads. The Pacific Northwest microbattery has internal leads; it’s not clear how the edible ones from Carnegie Mellon are connected. Certainly, users of these batteries won’t be able to go to battery-holder vendors and get a standard connector or holder. Have you ever had to specify, design, or resort to a highly specialized, unique, custom microbattery? Was this an early-on decision, or one that came into play late in the design cycle?This article originally appeared on Embedded’s sister site, EDN: “Batteries safe for use in humans and fish.” last_img read more


A solution looking for a problem

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first_img Planet10 says: “@Planet10nnI thought I was the only person who felt alienated by their perceived arrogance. I was told their initial funding came from the same source as Apple, reinforced perhaps by their then corporate logo which did bear a resemblance. Did the attitu Continue Reading Previous The invisible link between cameras, drones, and VR headsetsNext XMOS + Setem could be a game-changer for embedded speech July 11, 2017 at 9:47 pm “Ah Echelon! I worked with them and Motorola on a retrofittable home automation product in the late 90s. While I saw great promise in their technology, their enormous ego is what I believe killed them along with their love/hate relationship with Motorola. antedeluvian says: Log in to Reply “The just remembered the angel investor I was thinking of was Mike Markkulanhttps://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Markkula” July 11, 2017 at 1:02 pm “@AntedeluviannnThe engineers I worked directly with at Echelon HQ were top notch and reasonable in my opinion. Their marketing group and senior management are the ones who oozed arrogance. Any yes, I believe Echelon was one of Mark Markkulas pet project antedeluvian says: Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Components Log in to Reply Log in to Reply July 11, 2017 at 2:00 pm July 11, 2017 at 10:34 pm 4 thoughts on “A solution looking for a problem” The first time I ever saw a photocopy machine was on an episode of Mission Impossible. In my defense I was only about 10 and not yet introduced to carbon paper, but I remember thinking “who would ever want to copy anything?” This is by way of pointing out that I am obviously not very good a detecting trends and seeing the future. In my travels through the electronic world, notwithstanding that I have designed with them, I have come across products and thought “that’s a solution looking for a problem”.NKK makes a “Smartswitch” which is a single pole normally open switch with a screen embedded in the button head. I have worked with the monochrome versions which allow messages of 6 characters by 3 lines and I even developed a method of responding to setups by using single, double and triple clicks. (In truth I have dined out on my approach to interfacing with the device. There was the two-part article in Circuit Cellar “Driving the NKK Smartswitch” which became an application note with NKK for a while. There was also a blog “Implementing a Custom Serial Bus”.) However, the device is not cheap. I know it is used in aircraft simulators, customized (bulletproof) limos and according to what I see on NKK’s website, studio recording panels. NKK also has the same physical format with RGB capable of 65K colors and 64 x 48 pixels (see ISC15ANP4 for instance). Demos at shows have movies playing on the screen. Call me shortsighted (oooh, unintended pun), but I don’t know why I would want a TV show in the middle of a button – can anybody point me at a use?Figure 1:Monochrome NKK Smartwitch showing the use of a 6 character x 3 line display. The button can be pushed. (Source: Author) Echelon was into “IoT” long before it became a thing. They developed a “Neuron” chip (originally made by Motorola and Toshiba and replaced now by Cypress) that was programmed in C and had a built-in “LON” networking protocol to allow for interconnections. They targeted building automation quite heavily and seemed to have some success in Europe over the years. They are still in business. I was using their Neuron chip in 1993 and although it was simple enough to use, building a network was not so easy and I struggled and found customer support somewhat wanting. I never thought it would go anywhere. We sold the rather expensive development equipment and abandoned our efforts. Certainly Echelon had tremendous foresight on interconnection, but success in the IoT field still seems to elude them.Hewlett Packard designed the HCPL-3700 a long time ago. I cannot find a date on my early data sheets, but I suspect it was 1980 or earlier. Through several name changes, Broadcom still manufactures the device. To my mind it was a marvelous design, incorporating a Zener diode bridge with hysteresis driving an optocoupler. This allows AC/DC input with threshold switching levels along with the aforementioned hysteresis. And yet I have only managed to use it once in a design! Obviously there is a demand somewhere since it is still in production, but where is it being used?Figure 2: The schematic of the HCPL3700. There are variations with lower input current. (Source: Broadcom, Inc.) Have you ever dismissed a product as pointless. And were you right? Log in to Reply Planet10 says: Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must Register or Login to post a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.last_img read more