Month: November 2019

  • Arrow Electronics presents ‘sensor-to-sunset’ IoT portfolio at Embedded World

    first_imgUnder the theme “From Sensor to Sunset,” Arrow Electronics will display its comprehensive, fully integrated IoT portfolio at Embedded World, including sensors, wireless connectivity, gateways to cloud platforms, data aggregation and visualization, analytics and security, and beyond.Arrow will be exhibiting an extensive range of boards, development tools and systems-on-modules for the maker community and the professional developer. Arrow helps turn ideas into working prototypes and then helps makers get them into production as quickly and smoothly as possible.At Embedded World 2018 Arrow will introduce a number of new boards including an addition to the SmartEverything range called Tiger, which is based on the NXP KW41 multi-protocol wireless MCU; a new version of the ARIS board called ARIS Edge-S3 that supports more advanced feature and display capabilities; and CYC1000, a low-cost board based on an Intel PSG Cyclone 10 FPGA. There will also be several new 96boards mezzanine options for the DragonBoard 410, which deliver functionality including a camera solution, Ethernet and POE extension, and increased security.One featured display will come from Toposens, a Munich-based start-up that won Arrow’s 2017 Innovators Award for its 3D ultrasound sensor technology. Based on the principles of echolocation, Toposens’ near-field detection technology enables the position of people and objects to be determined precisely.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components Continue Reading Previous RTOS pioneer James F. Ready passes awayNext 4D Systems: global distribution agreement with Arrow Electronicslast_img read more

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  • Future Electronics has latest RSL10 Sensor Development Kit for IoT from ON Semi

    first_imgFuture Electronics offer their customers the advanced RSL10 Sensor Development Kit for IoT from ON Semiconductor. The RSL10 Sensor Development Kit is a compact and comprehensive platform to easily develop IoT applications with leading sensor technologies and the industry’s lowest power Bluetooth Low Energy SoC. The platform features a full range of sensors including environmental, inertial, a geomagnetic sensor, and an ambient light sensor, and the mobile application (RSL10 Sense and Control) connects to several cloud services (AWS, IBM, Azure, etc.) enabling true end-to-end solution development.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software Continue Reading Previous GrammaTech: best practice guidelines to deliver safe and secure software systemsNext Toposens launches TS3 ultrasonic sensor for cars, ADAS, robotslast_img read more

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  • World Cup 2018: Putin gets his own umbrella as world leaders get drenched in rain

    first_imgThis World Cup has been about romanticism. From small teams putting their big hearts on the field to players showing excellent courage, the tournament in Russia has been the quintessential romantic ballad. And the whole story attached to that romaticism came to a perfect end on Sunday when the rain started pouring as the presentation ceremony began.It was all a perfect end to a brilliant tournament — unpredictable and beautiful.However, amidst all that beautiful footballing love story, Vladimir Putin gave social media its big joke. Even as the rain started pouring, FIFA president Gianni Infantino, French President Emmanuel Macron and Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic stood at the podium, giving away medals and words of encouragement to both the teams.2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: FULL COVERAGEThey did all that as the rain kept pouring and their clothes kept soaking up all that water.Russian president Putin, stood right in the middle of them, but he did not get drenched. Because he was the only one who had a man standing behind him with the umbrella over his head.As the world leaders beside him got outpoured by the rain, Putin stood straight in his impeccable suit without a hint of water on it.Also read – FIFA World Cup 2018: Full list of prize winnersOf course, social media was not going to miss that. Twitter immediately went abuzz with the moment of absolutely uniqueness.Some had a laugh over how Russia had just one umbrella to spare while some took a dig at the hospitality offered by Russia right at the fag end of the tournament.advertisementAlso read – World Cup 2018 final: Russian punk band invades pitch. Watch videoFor all comments, the moment indeed was a unique end to a month of exhilarating footballing entertainment. Right at the end though, it was Putin’s umbrella that hogged all the limelight.It’s now absolutely bucketing down at the Luzhniki. Lackeys have appeared with umbrellas for the heads of state and FIFA dignitaries. Putin was the first to get his umbrella as Infantino, Macron and the Croatian president got soaked.Gabriele Marcotti (@Marcotti) July 15, 2018Bucketing down now. They’ve only brought one umbrella, and it’s for Putin. He is NOT sharing it.Rory Smith (@RorySmith) July 15, 2018Putin having his own Umbrella Guy while everyone else gets soaking wet in the rain is an absolute power move pic.twitter.com/KAoi8gXhUkClemquon (@TheClemReport) July 15, 2018Putin outsmarts other world leaders yet again by bringing an umbrella to a torrential downpour, while leaving Macron and Grabar-Kitarovic to soak pic.twitter.com/PYHNJsOvRxmax seddon (@maxseddon) July 15, 2018As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster. pic.twitter.com/KYzhucLPJMsouthpaw (@nycsouthpaw) July 15, 2018Do they only have one umbrella in Russia?!! ????Siobhan ?????? (@Sio_Chamberlain) July 15, 2018Umbrella priorities:Putin > World cup trophyAnirban Dasgupta (@adg_5) July 15, 2018Putin having a henchman hold an umbrella over him while the presidents of FIFA, France or Croatia get drenched is the ultimate boss move pic.twitter.com/iY5vpikajiSamuel Army (@BarstoolSam) July 15, 2018Talk about Russian hospitality. #Putin under the only umbrella while Macron & Kitarovic soaking. #Worldcup2018Russia pic.twitter.com/9R2hKJb4ikTara Kangarlou (@tarakangarlou) July 15, 2018Putin being the only one with an umbrella is hilarious pic.twitter.com/T1dEjjRRlaDusty (@DustinGiebel) July 15, 2018Only Putin gets an umbrella. ????????So Macron and Kolinda can stay wet. #WorldCupFinal pic.twitter.com/y6PjVbSec3Omo Ojeomogha (@OmoFizzy) July 15, 2018So the Russians only remembered an umbrella for their own President Putin… left the leaders of France and Croatia out in the rain for minutes… pretty much sums up todays international politics. #WorldCup18 pic.twitter.com/W5UDTTwMxSKeir Simmons (@KeirSimmons) July 15, 2018Why does only Putin get an umbrella? #WorldCupFinalNorm Kelly (@norm) July 15, 2018MVP of tournament: Putins umbrella guy. #WorldCupFinal pic.twitter.com/Nm3VAEW1IMJacob Rossi (@JacobARossi) July 15, 2018Meanwhile, France became the world champions after defeating Croatia 4-2 in 90 minutes of demanding and exhilarating football.Mario Mandzukic scored an own goal to give Russia the lead before Ivan Perisic scored to restore parity. However, he soon handled the ball in the penalty area and France got a penalty after a VAR review. Antoine Griezmann slotted home from the spot to give France a 2-1 lead at half time.France came out all guns blazing in the second half and within the first 20 mins, Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe scored two stunning goals to give France a 4-1 lead.Also read – France equal 60-year-old record to win second World CupadvertisementMandzukic did get one back, courtesy a blunder from Hugo Lloris but in the end, France had done enough.last_img read more

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  • Why Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara have been India’s best over the last decade

    first_imgMurali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara batted strongly on a docile Rajkot pitch, scoring their respective hundreds to lead India’s reply to England’s mammoth first innings total of 537 on the third day of the opening Test of the five-match series. (Scorecard | Highlights)While Vijay slammed his seventh Test hundred, Pujara scored his second successive century and ninth of his Test career to lead India to 319/4 at the end of day’s play, 218 runs behind the visitors with two days left in the match. (Rajkot Test: England spinners strike back after Vijay, Pujara tons)Vijay and Pujara joined forces and forged a 209-run stand for the second wicket to deny England any early inroads after Stuart Broad removed seasoned opener Gautam Gambhir in the second over of the day. (Pujara’s hundred in hometown brings a smile on his father’s face)INDIA’S BESTBoth batsmen displayed immense concentration during their partnership as they became India’s best batting pair in Tests in the last ten years both home and away. (Vijay slams first century after 17 months)Overall, the pair has scored 2081 runs in 32 innings at an average of 65.03, including six hundred and nine fifty-run partnerships.PartnersSpanInningsRuns Average100Pujara, Vijay2010-201632208165.036Kohli, Rahane2013-201625157963.164Dhoni, Laxman2006-201225121455.183Dravid, Sehwag2006-201228148655.033Dravid, Gambhir2008-201239206554.345Gambhir, Sehwag2008-201268341051.669Laxman, Tendulkar2006-201243189747.425Kohli, Pujara2012-201628127047.033Dravid, Tendulkar2006-201253223643.846At home, Vijay and Pujara are now the most prolific pair among all Indian pairs who have put on at least 1000 runs together. In 16 innings, the pair has scored 1301 runs at an average of 81.31, which is easily the highest for any Indian pair at home.advertisementPartnersInningsNot OutsRunsBestAverage200-run standsVijay, Pujara160130137081.312Gavaskar, Vengsarkar3422296344*71.751Azharuddin, Tendulkar181114520267.351Sehwag, Dravid281175626865.043Tendulkar, Ganguly302177128163.252Gambhir, Sehwag511296823359.362Tendulkar. Laxman353183021457.191Gambhir, Dravid180101331456.281Chetan Chauhan, Gavaskar292151919256.260The 28-year-old Pujara, considered a Test specialist, thrived against England’s spin bowlers and also skilfully negotiated a hostile spell from Chris Woakes when the fast bowler hit him three times on the helmet. (Why Virat Kohli looks good for another big knock on Saturday)Vijay too looked solid at the other end. However, both were lucky to survive in the post-lunch session. Vijay was dropped by Haseeb Hameed at short cover off Broad.Pujara was on 86 when he was adjudged lbw to Zafar Ansari in the 71st over, but the umpire’s decision was overturned with reviews showing the ball going over the stumps.Pujara was out caught at wide slip by Alastair Cook off Ben Stokes in the 92nd over. In all, he faced 206 deliveries and hit 17 fours. It was his third Test hundred against England.Meanwhile, Vijay was dismissed just before close of play, caught at short leg by Haseeb Hameed off Adil Rashid. He faced 301 balls in total, and hit nine fours as well as four sixes.last_img read more

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  • Ducati Scrambler 1100 launched in India for Rs 10.91 lakh

    first_imgDucati India has launched the latest Scrambler 1100 in the Indian motorcycle market. The flagship Scrambler model from Ducati made its India debut on August 27 with the announcement being made on the motorcycle major’s social media channels. Ducati dealerships have already started taking in bookings for the upcoming motorcycle for an amount of Rs 1-2 lakh, depending on the dealership. The price of the Scrambler 1100 is Rs 10.91 lakh, ex-showroom for the base model.The Ducati Scrambler 1100 is powered by a 1,079c, L-twin engine which churns out 86bhp and 88Nm of torque. The standard Scrambler is powered by an 803cc engine which churns out 74bhp and 67Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a six-speed gearbox.The major styling part of the Scrambler 1100 is similar to the 800cc siblings but with a few noticeable changes which include underseat twin exhaust mufflers and a new headlight. In terms of safety equipment, Ducati has provided the Scrambler 1100 with standard ABS, cornering ABS, and a 4-level traction control system. The motorcycle also gets ride-by-wire throttle and features three riding modes – Active, Journey, and City mode. The instrument cluster is different and features a second pod which reads out additional info which comes with new electronics.Ducati sells the Scrambler 1100 already in international markets in three variants – standard, Sport, and Special. Ducati may bring the three models but start the sales off with the base variant in India. The Scrambler 1100 will go head-on with rivals like the Triumph Street Triple Rs, or the Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster.advertisementlast_img read more

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  • Juergen Klopp rules out complacency as Liverpool prepare for Manchester City

    first_imgLiverpool manager Juergen Klopp said that his team is not banking on last season’s victories as they prepare to take on Manchester City at Anfield on Sunday.Liverpool beat City thrice last season including the double in the Premier League and a 3-0 win in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final at Anfield.Klopp’s side beat City 4-3 at Anfield and then went onto beat City 2-1 at the Etihad but the German doesn’t want to read much into those results.”We beat City three times last season and not once after any of those games did we go into the dressing room and think ‘now we know how to beat them’,” said the Liverpool manager.”We have to be spot on, on our best to keep them away from our goal and create chances in front of our goal. They have my respect, for sure. It will be hard work, no problem with that, everybody knows it.”While the pair are level on 19 points at the top of the table, Klopp does not view the game as a title battle.”I don’t think it makes too much sense at the moment to think about the title, but it’s a home game against Man City and it’s tough. Man City is always tough, even when we won 3-0 in the Champions League.”In the 4-3 they were really good. They never gave up even at 4-1 down,” he said.The Reds lost to Napoli in the Champions League on Wednesday and after a draw at Chelsea in the Premier League and the home loss to the London club in the League Cup, Liverpool have gone three games without a win.advertisementKlopp says the losing feel can help his team focus on the challenge of beating City.”We want to show a reaction. I didn’t want to lose at Napoli but if you ask the best preparation mood wise, it’s losing a game. We felt it now, we don’t want to have that feeling again,” he said.Midfielder Naby Keita is an injury doubt for Sunday’s game although his back injury is not as bad as initially feared.”He had a back spasm and so we have to wait a little bit. He will be in today. If he can do something on the training ground, I don’t know. Tomorrow (Saturday), we have to decide. It didn’t look too serious so there’s a chance.”(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more

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  • Military World Games in China next year will include badminton, tennis, table tennis

    first_imgBy K J M VarmaBeijing, Oct 20 (PTI) The 7th International Military Games to be held in China next year that is expected to attract over 10,000 athletes from 100 countries will for the first time include badminton, tennis, table tennis and men’s gymnastics, Chinese military officials said.The Chinese military will host the 7th International Military Sports Council (CISM) Military World Games next year from October 18-27 in Wuhan, capital of country’s Hubei province.While the event is expected to attract some 10,000 athletes from over 100 countries, the Chinese military said that it will field over 400 athletes.The Military World Games is a multi-sport event for the armed forces being organised by CISM every four year since 1995. While India hosted the games in 2007, the last venue for the event was South Korea in 2015.The games will see the biggest number of competition events ever, with more than 320 events over 27 categories to be held, Chinese defence ministry officials said on Wednesday.Badminton, tennis, table tennis and men’s gymnastics would be included in the competition for the first time, it said.Chinese athletes will take part in all the competitions except golf, the ministry said, adding that China has set up 29 sports teams to prepare for the games and the delegation would be officially finalised by end of the year. The venues for the games will be ready by end of April next year. All the 35 venues for the games will be ready by the end of April next year, said Chen Ruifeng, an official with the city of Wuhan and secretary-general of the executive committee of the games.advertisement”The city will speed up its process of modernisation and internationalisation. It will make sure citizens enjoy sustained benefit from the high-quality infrastructure,” Chen said. PTI KJV RUP RUPRUPlast_img read more

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  • Cheteshwar Pujara the difference between India and Australia in Adelaide: Allan Border

    first_imgCheteshwar Pujara has been the star of the show in the Adelaide Test so far after having scored 123 and 71 in the two innings for India which has really put the visitors in the driver’s seat.Pujara’s second innings score and his partnership of 87 with Ajinkya Rahane (70) for the fourth wicket helped India reach 307 and set Australia a target of 323 runs to win the first Test.Pujara, who had resumed the day on his overnight score of 40, has managed to score runs on a pitch where the rest of the batsmen from both sides have struggled and found it hard to keep the scoreboard ticking.The thing which was common in both of Pujara’s knocks was patience. He was ready to grind it out in the middle and defend the good balls. He waited for the lose balls to score runs in both the knocks that he played.The 30-year-old faced 246 deliveries in the first innings and then batted for 204 balls, which is head and shoulders more than what the others have managed in this Test match.His brilliant performance even prompted former Australia captain Allan Border to say that his two knocks has been the difference between the two sides.”Australian batting has been very disappointing. The weak link in this team has been the batting, we knew the bowlers are going to be good. You have to play your conditions, which has been difficult. Batting has been a real grind.”Pujara, on the Indian side, has been absolutely brilliant. His two innings has been the difference between the two sides,” Border said at the post-match show on Sunday.advertisementEven Australia batsman Travis Head stated earlier that Pujara showed the home side how to bat on a difficult Adelaide Oval wicket in the first innings.”The way Pujara played in the first innings was the blueprint for this wicket. He had a really good leaving game, good forward defence, and as the ball got softer, he got more runs. Knowing how hard the wicket can be with the ball moving and the new ball, he played really well,” Head, who was born in Adelaide, told reporters.Border meanwhile, further went on to criticise the Australian batsmen for the rash shots that they played on the fourth day and lost their wickets cheaply.”For Australia today, time wasn’t the issue and some of the shots they played, you’ve just got to shake your head. It’s just not what we expect from an Australian team,” Border said.Australia are staring down the barrel in the first Test after being reduced to 104 for 4 at stumps on day 4, chasing a daunting total of 323 runs.Shaun Marsh (31*) and Travis Head (11*) are the last recognised pair which will the resume the innings on the last day for the hosts. For India, Mohammed Shami and Ravichandran Ashwin caused most of the damage and picked up two wickets each.India have never won the first Test of a series in Australia and will be gunning for glory on the final day in Adelaide on Monday.Also Read | Adelaide Test: Ashwin, Shami put India on the cusp of famous win over AustraliaAlso Read | India vs Australia Highlights, 1st Test Day 4Also Read | Cheteshwar Pujara has started to play with a lot of maturity: Jasprit Bumrahlast_img read more

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  • Australian Open: Leander Paes-Sam Stosur crash out in second round

    first_imgVeteran Leander Paes and his partner Samantha Stosur suffered a second round defeat in the mixed doubles event, ending India’s campaign at the Australian Open in Melbourne Tuesday.The unseeded pair of Paes and Stosur won the first set 6-4 against Anna-Lena Groenefeld and Robert Farah but conceded the second set with the same scoreline (4-6).The third set went into tiebreak with the fifth seed German-Colombian duo emerging victorious 10-8.Paes and Stosur had beaten the pair Dutch-Czech pairing of Wesley Koolhof Kveta Peschke in the round of 32.The 45-year-old Paes had made a first round exit in the men’s doubles event with partner Mexican Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela.Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan and his partner Nicholas Monroe were also knocked out in the opening round of the event.In the men’s singles, Prajnesh Gunneswaran had also made a first round exit after coming through the Qualifiers while Ramkumar Ramanathan, Ankita Raina and Karman Thandi could not make it to the singles main draw.last_img read more

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  • Dale Steyn: Want to finish career with a World Cup medal, not bothered about chokers tag

    first_imgSouth Africa have been perennial underachievers at the World Cup but pace great Dale Steyn believes the Proteas are pumped up and are willing to give their best at the quadrennial tournament, starting May 30 in England and Wales.South Africa have had heartbreaks at the World Cups due to rain rule (1992) and a devastating run out (1999) but they are yet to reach the final of the biggest spectacle in cricket.With AB de Villiers retiring months ahead of the World Cup, South Africa are not among the favourites but Dale Steyn is confident the Proteas will forget the past and play as a unit.Marred by injury concerns in the recent past, Dale Steyn has played very little ODI cricket in the last three years (13 matches since 2017) but the veteran pacer says he is ready to give his best.Steyn, 35, is in the twilight of his career and modern-day great is keen on finishing his celebrated career with a World Cup medal around his neck.”I will give my best during this World Cup. I have got all the important trophies in my drawing room except this World Cup. I want to have the World Cup medal before I quit the game,” Steyn told The Times of India.”I am just not bothered [about choker’s tag following South Africa]. Incidentally, we could not win any World Cup title after coming back to international cricket. In 1992, we lost due to a silly rain rule. After that, we did well but we could not win the Cup.”advertisementSteyn conceded South Africa aren’t being considered favourites but said the team is confident in the lead up to the big tournament. South Africa open their campaign against overwhelming favourites and hosts, England on May 30.Forget about the past: Steyn’s mantra at World Cup 2019″… The whole team is motivated like never before. I am personally trying to convince my teammates that we should not waste this opportunity as well. I was injured before the IPL. But rehabilitation was going on. I have been telling my physio that I have to be fit, fully fit for the World Cup. We’ll start the campaign as one of the confident teams,” Steyn added.”[Our] Batting department will have specialist batsmen and three to four allrounders. If you go through the list, it may not be great but quite good. The atmosphere of World Cup will encourage the whole team to do well.”We’ll tell ourselves, ‘let us all give it a go’. Forget about the past. But prove the whole world that South Africa also can play excellent brand of cricket. And if we can manage to do that, we’ll progress in the tournament.”Steyn had suffered a shoulder injury before Indian Premier League 2019 but the South Africa pacer recovered well and joined Royal Challengers Bangalore midway during the season.However, Steyn pulled out of IPL 2019 due to inflammation in his shoulder. It was more a precautionary measure than anything else as he wanted to give himself time to recover before the World Cup.South Africa Ottis Gibson on Tuesday confirmed that Dale Steyn and Kagiso Rabada are recovering well and will be fit in time for the World Cup.”There’s nothing that people should be alarmed about. They’re going to both make full recoveries and be able to take their place at the World Cup,” Gibson had said.Also Read | Gibson confident Steyn, Rabada will be fit for South Africa’s World Cup 2019 openerAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Teams will be wary of India’s bowling attack, says Bhuvneshwar KumarAlso See;last_img read more

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  • World Cup 2019: 16 hundreds are great but for us it’s about getting 2 points, says David Warner

    first_imgDavid Warner smashed 166 to help Australia get on the top of the World Cup points table with a commanding 48 run victory over Bangladesh in their encounter at Trent Bridge on Thursday, and in doing so the opener also created history in the event of the tournament.Warner on Thursday became the only batsman to get past 150+ scores in the history of the World Cup and while achieving the feat he also equaled his compatriot Adam Gilchrist’s 16 ODI hundreds.However, after his match-winning knock, David Warner downplayed his achievement and said the more important task for him was to help Australia collect those 2 points from the game.”Obviously it’s a great achievement (to equal Adam Gilchrist’s 16 hundreds). For us it’s about getting the 2 points and moving onto the next game at Lord’s,” Warner said in a post-match interview.”I think you always keep wickets in hand in ODIs. It’s the way we play. We don’t intentionally not go after it on purpose. You have to respect the new ball. If you get off to a flier, you go ahead with the momentum you have. The bowlers bowled well to us in patches. It’s about knocking it around and try to target 6-8 an over after that in the middle overs. You have to adapt to the conditions, and it’s about momentum after that. If you get off to a flier, it’s about assessing,” he added.Incidentally, Both David Warner and Virat Kohli took 110 innings to get to 16 ODI hundreds – the second fastest behind Hashim Amla who only reached the landmark in 94 innings.advertisementHaving won the toss and opting to bat first, Warner and skipper Aaron Finch (53) put on a 121-run stand for the 1st wicket, before David Warner collected his 166 runs. Bangladesh part-time bowler Soumya Sarkar picked 3/58 off his 8 overs but could not stop Australia from posting 381 runs.Chasing the big total, Mushfiqur Rahim tried his best – while bringing up his century from 95 balls – but due to lack of a proper batting partner at the other end, he could only watch as his side fell short by 48 runs.Also Read | World Cup 2019: David Warner’s 166 trumps Mushfiqur Rahim’s 102 as Australia beat Bangladesh by 48 runsAlso Read | World Cup 2019: PM Narendra Modi wishes Shikhar Dhawan speedy recoverylast_img read more

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  • Spurs’ Kane hits 93rd minute wonder-goal to sink Juventus in Singapore

    first_imgTottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane scored what he called one of the best goals of his career to beat Italian champions Juventus 3-2 in an enthralling International Champions Cup contest in Singapore on Sunday.Kane capitalised after teammate Lucas Moura nicked the ball deep into injury time, allowing the striker to thump it from the halfway line high into the steamy night and over the head of Juventus’ back-pedaling goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny.His goal completed a comeback after Cristiano Ronaldo put Juventus 2-1 in front.It is probably one of the best goals of my career, Kane said.I could see in parts of the game the keeper was off the line. I thought if I get a chance to shoot, I’ll shoot and thankfully it went in.Spurs midfielder Erik Lamela scored the only goal of the first half, striking from close range in the 31st minute after Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon palmed a shot from teenage striker Troy Parrott into his path.In a more lively second half, Juventus substitute Gonzalo Higuain equalized in the 56th minute after some neat interplay on the edge of the box gave him the space to place it low into the right corner.Then up stepped crowd-favourite Ronaldo.Defender Mattia De Sciglio cut the ball back to the Portuguese who drilled it across the keeper in his last touch before he was replaced.But Juventus’ lead did not last long. In the 65th minute, Moura got on the end of a pinpoint pass from Tanguy Ndombele, the French midfielder who joined Spurs for a club-record fee earlier this month.advertisementIn the closing stages, Higuain had a decent chance to break the deadlock. But it was Kane’s wonder-goal – which came after Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot lost the ball – which sealed the win in the dying seconds.It was a great goal. Unbelievable from Harry. It is good for him to set off pre-season with scoring, said Spurs coach Mauricio Pochettino.The International Champions Cup features 12 teams playing friendly matches in venues in North America, Europe and Asia.Also See:last_img read more

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  • CAMARGO-FLORES ENTERS NOT GUILTY PLEA

    first_imgA DAKOTA CITY WOMAN CHARGED WITH FIRST DEGREE MURDER IN THE APRIL 8TH FATAL STABBING OF A SIOUX CITY WOMAN HAS PLEADED NOT GUILTY IN THE CASE.A WRITTEN PLEA WAS FILED BY THE ATTORNEY FOR 20-YEAR-OLD MELISSA CAMARGO-FLORES.CAMARGO-FLORES IS CHARGED WITH THE MURDER OF 24-YEAR-OLD KENIA ALVAREZ-FLORES OUTSIDE OF THE VICTIM’S HOME IN THE 1200 BLOCK OF WEST 14TH STREET.COURT DOCUMENTS STATE THAT CAMARGO-FLORES ADMITTED TO POLICE THAT SHE WAS INVOLVED IN A RELATIONSHIP WITH THE VICTIM’S BOYFRIEND, AND WAITED OUTSIDE ALVAREZ-FLORES’ HOME FOR 20 MINUTES FOR HER TO COME OUT BEFORE THE ALLEGED ASSAULT.CAMARGO-FLORES REMAINS IN CUSTODY AT THE WOODBURY COUNTY JAIL ON $500-THOUSAND DOLLARS BOND.last_img read more

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  • LIGHTNING STRIKE BLAMED FOR LE MARS HOUSE FIRE

    first_imgLightning is blamed for a house fire Thursday morning in Le Mars.Fire Chief Dave Schipper says a lighning strike created a hole in the roof at 2490 5th Avenue Southeast and set the back of the home on fire.Schipper says the lightning strike also damaged the home’s electrical system as some outlets were burned.There were no injuries reported and the home owners were able to escape the burning structure.Schipper says although there was severe damage reported to the home, the residents will be able to renovate the home and continue to live in the home.Photo contributedlast_img read more

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  • James Washington Has Record-Setting 200-Yard Day Against Texas Tech

    first_imgIf 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! If you were going to pick a day for James Washington to have his career day, you could do a lot worse than at Texas Tech. Washington is from Stamford, Texas which Google tells me is 147 miles from Lubbock. He had a lot of folks coming in for the festivities. “All of the people of this community, we try to get behind our kids,” his mom Chrysta Washington told the Oklahoman. “Some of them have never seen something like this and it’s an opportunity, because it’s so close. “So a lot of them said, ‘We want to go support him.’ He should have a lot of people there to try and root him on.”Washington became just the sixth Cowboy to have a 200-yard receiving day in school history. It was the 10th 200-yard receiving day in school history.Screen Shot 2015-10-31 at 8.51.44 PMHow good is Gundy going into Lubbock and beating Kliff with a 1A receiver a stone’s throw from Lubbock? It’s pretty great. The other JW. Pokes up 11. pic.twitter.com/p6ipI9Bkf5— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguy) October 31, 2015last_img read more

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  • Altidore disputes yellow: ‘It’s pretty disgraceful’

    first_imgUnited States Altidore disputes suspension-triggering yellow card: ‘It’s pretty disgraceful’ Thomas Floyd @thomasfloyd10 10:38 9/2/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Jozy Altidore Francisco Calvo USA Costa Rica Jeff Zelevansky United States United States v Costa Rica Costa Rica WC Qualification CONCACAF The forward was not happy with referee John Pitti or Costa Rica’s Johan Venegas after being booked late in the U.S. national team’s 2-0 loss Friday HARRISON, N.J. — Jozy Altidore has questioned the suspension-triggering yellow card he received late in the U.S. national team’s 2-0 loss to Costa Rica on Friday, calling it a “pretty disgraceful” decision.Panamanian referee John Pitti booked Altidore in the 80th minute of the World Cup qualifier at Red Bull Arena after an incident involving Costa Rica midfielder Johan Venegas.The booking occurred after Venegas appeared to catch Altidore with a late challenge, prompting the U.S. striker to confront his opponent during a stoppage in play. Replays showed Altidore then bumping his chest into Venegas, who embellished the contact while falling to the turf. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina “Well he kicked out at me after the ball,” Altidore said. “I thought it was really soft. I just went up to him, I didn’t touch his face, I didn’t put my hands up. It’s just CONCACAF at the end of the day — stupid things like that happen. It’s pretty disgraceful because I didn’t put my hands up on him, I didn’t do anything, he goes down grabbing something.Altidore quote“Tempers are flying and just ridiculous calls like that happen. Nothing happened, there’s nothing there.”The yellow card was Altidore’s second of the qualifying cycle, meaning he’ll be suspended for the Americans’ trip to face Honduras on Tuesday in San Pedro Sula.It wasn’t the only call from Pitti that left the U.S. feeling aggrieved: Altidore also appealed for a penalty after a collision with Costa Rica defender Kendall Waston in the first half, and there were questions of a potential handball by Bryan Ruiz in the buildup to the first of Marco Urena’s two strikes.”Key decisions — that’s the game, right?” Altidore said. “Key moments where you have to rely on the referee’s judgment. He didn’t go our way tonight with some of those calls.”last_img read more

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  • Why Celtic supporters are ‘The Best’

    first_imgUEFA Champions League Best fans in the world? Why Celtic supporters won FIFA award Goal Last updated 2 years ago 19:00 10/31/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Celtic Fans Getty UEFA Champions League Celtic Celtic v Bayern München St. Johnstone v Celtic Premiership WTF What makes Celtic Park one of the most spectacular venues to visit in Europe? Ahead of Tuesday’s clash with Bayern Munich,Goal takes a closer look… Celtic may not quite be the continental force they once were, but one thing is certain: they officially have the greatest supporters in the world.That’s according to FIFA anyway, who ratified the Scottish club’s fans as ‘The Best’ at their awards ceremony in London earlier this month.Celtic 15/2 to beat Bayern Munich Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “Congratulations to all the Celtic supporters on receiving the very prestigious FIFA prize for being the best supporters,” enthused Bhoys manager Brendan Rodgers. “It’s an honour for us to play in front of you and we really appreciate the great support we have for every single game. Let’s keep winning together!”Celtic fans beat competition from the supporters of Borussia Dortmund and FC Copenhagen for the coveted accolade, but what is it that makes them so special?CELTIC FANS’ LISBON LIONS TRIBUTEThe show of support that won Celtic fans recognition at FIFA’s The Best awards was their stunning 360-degree stadium display in their final league outing of last season.The game, which was against Hearts, coincided with the 50th anniversary of the club’s European Cup triumph in Portugal in 1967 and Hoops fans transformed the whole of Celtic Park into a remarkable green-and-white sea in order to pay tribute to the famous ‘Lisbon Lions’..You can check out the amazing coordinated effort in the video above.UNIQUE & COLOURFUL DISPLAYSCeltic fans v PSG Champions LeagueThe vibrant coordinated displays of Hoops fans are not confined to special occasions, though they usually make an extra effort to mark milestone events in style.At nearly every game, particularly at Celtic Park, one is almost guaranteed a splash of green and white, with ultras groups such as ‘The Green Brigade’ leading the way.They even caught the attention of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion Conor McGregor during a Champions League qualifier against Astana, with a tifo that was inspired by the Irishman.Celtic Football Club STAND UP!!!This is what die hard support from your fans looks like!What a sight! What a team!Thank you all! pic.twitter.com/txU38gCogI — Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) August 17, 2017 As they prepared to reach the group stage of the tournament, the fans appropriated McGregor’s now famous cry that the Irish were not in the UFC to take part, but rather there to take over.”Celtic Football Club STAND UP!!!” an approving McGregor wrote on Twitter. “This is what die hard support from your fans looks like! What a sight! What a team!”That being said, certain displays have occasionally landed the club in trouble with UEFA, with overly provocative images or messages yielding fines and warnings.’YOU’LL NEVER WALK ALONE’As well as their penchant for their brilliantly choreographed tifo displays, Celtic fans are also known for supporting their team in full voice.While Liverpool are synonymous with ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’, Celtic supporters do a fine rendition of their own, an example of which came at the 2017 Scottish Cup final (above).The Irish folk song ‘The Fields of Athenry’ is another anthem that regularly rings round Parkhead.AFFINITY WITH BARCELONA & OTHER CLUBS’ FANSCamp Nou Barcelona Catalan flagsWhile Celtic share a number of intense rivalries, particularly with Rangers, they have also fostered warm relationships with several clubs, leading to remarkable shows of mutual respect.The affinity shared between fans of Barcelona and Celtic is one recent example due to the regularity of their meetings in the Champions League.Indeed, the atmosphere generated by the Bhoys in the terraces of Celtic Park has earned admiration from the likes of Lionel Messi and Andres Iniesta.last_img read more

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  • Report: Southampton 1 Leicester 4

    first_imgSouthampton 1 Leicester City 4: Puel serves up Saints revenge Iain Strachan 05:36 12/14/17 Shinji Okazaki - cropped Getty Images Southampton were handed a painful home loss by former boss Claude Puel, who watched his rampant Leicester City win comfortably on Wednesday. Claude Puel returned to haunt former club Southampton in the Premier League on Wednesday, as Leicester City ran riot to win 4-1 at St Mary’s Stadium.Goals from a rejuvenated Riyad Mahrez, the tireless Shinji Okazaki and club stalwart Andy King had appeared to put the result beyond doubt before the break, and Okazaki’s second served as a settler after Maya Yoshida pulled one back to briefly threaten a comeback.  Puel was dismissed by Southampton in June despite leading them to the EFL Cup final and eighth place in the table last season. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The Saints are yet to show signs of improving significantly under successor Mauricio Pellegrino.But the same cannot be said of Leicester, who have begun to display glimpses of their sensational 2015-16 title-winning form since Puel replaced the sacked Craig Shakespeare in October.The Foxes have now won four league matches in succession and are unbeaten in five, with their only defeats since September coming against heavyweights Liverpool and leaders Manchester City. It’s all over here at St. Mary’s Stadium. Southampton 1-4 Leicester City. #SouLei pic.twitter.com/3atFiFwA2c— Leicester City (@LCFC) December 13, 2017The result leaves Leicester eighth, comfortably clear of the relegation threat that prompted them to dispense with Shakespeare’s services, while the Saints are eight points worse off in 11th. Up next for in-form Leicester is the visit of Roy Hodgson’s improving Crystal Palace to the King Power Stadium on Saturday, when Pellegrino will hope for a response from his team away to champions Chelsea.  The dominant tone was set in the 11th minute as Mahrez was afforded too much space by Southampton, the Algeria international recovering from a slip, advancing toward goal unchallenged and unleashing a low strike from outside the area that nestled in the bottom corner of Fraser Forster’s net. 9 – Riyad Mahrez has been directly involved in nine goals in 17 games in the Premier League this season (five goals & four assists); the same as in the whole of last season (six goals & three assists in 36 apps). Revamp. pic.twitter.com/5imlrZdFze— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) December 13, 2017The Foxes deservedly made it 2-0 six minutes later, Christian Fuchs’ shot from the outside the area striking Steven Davis and then falling for Okazaki, whose close-range finish left Forster helpless. And the match was over as a contest when Leicester moved 3-0 ahead in the 38th minute. The unlikely figure of centre-back Harry Maguire controlled Mahrez’s free-kick, turned on the right side of the box and delivered a tempting pass across the face of goal to the back post, where Andy King arrived unmarked to slide the ball home.Southampton struggled to muster a response in the second half, until a Ryan Bertrand free-kick in the 60th minute forced Kasper Schmeichel to concede a corner, Yoshida succeeding in nodding the ball home as Dusan Tadic tried to claim a touch.Schmeichel was called into action again six minutes later, diving at full stretch to deny Charlie Austin at point-blank range from Bertrand’s cross. The hosts’ hopes of staging a recovery were dashed three minutes later, though, when a misplaced Cedric Soares pass gifted possession to Mahrez, who quickly played in Jamie Vardy down the right, Okazaki emphatically hooking home the subsequent cutback at the near post.The disappointment of conceding during their best spell of the game robbed Southampton of all momentum, leaving Pellegrino to watch helplessly from the dugout as the home team limped to the final whistle with barely a whimper. read morelast_img read more

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  • Mohamed Salah seals the points as Liverpool cruise past Southampton

    first_imgMohamed Salah There had been barely 10 seconds between Van Dijk nodding the ball back to Karius and Alex McCarthy being breached at the other end. The boos marking the Dutchman’s touch were choked and drowned amid the raucous celebrations of those in the away section. “It’s not too complicated,” Klopp said of the ferocity of that counter-attack. “The transition at the start is most important, so that first sprint from Ox, that was very important. Then the pass, that little miss … it was just good.” It deflated the mood in an instant.Briefly, tantalisingly, Southampton had threatened an equaliser with Karius doing well to deny Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and James Ward-Prowse. Yet in what time remained before the break Liverpool merely responded with a spell of pressure, squeezing the conviction from their hosts as they pressed them deeper into retreat. Mané might have flung over a centre in hope from the left but chose instead to retain possession and find his deepest-lying team-mate, Joël Matip. The centre-half, still well inside Southampton territory, slid the ball to Salah on the edge of the area and, under only vague pressure from Oriol Romeu, the Egyptian exchanged passes with Firmino. The Brazilian’s back-heel beyond Jack Stephenswas perfectly placed and paced. Salah collected and converted crisply into the corner for a 29th goal of term.Everything thereafter was a procession, Liverpool passing up opportunities to add a third but the game long since won. They will venture into the Champions League this week confident Porto can be wounded. For Southampton next weekend’s FA Cup tie is a welcome distraction in a troubled campaign. Premier League Share on Messenger Share on LinkedIn Share on Pinterest Stuart James at St Mary’s Virgil van Dijk grins in the face of fans’ fury on happy return to Southampton By the end Southampton’s support seemed unsure as to where they should direct their scorn. They had booed Virgil van Dijk throughout his return to the south coast, merely grumbling at Sadio Mané’s incisive contributions, while Adam Lallana and Dejan Lovren were heckled during their own late cameos. Yet, as plenty of the home fans flooded forlornly away, it was Mauricio Pellegrino who shivered through the last rites of this latest defeat. The chorus of discontent from those who remained at the final whistle told its own story. Read more Share on WhatsApp Read morecenter_img Reuse this content Share via Email Share on Facebook Liverpool There can be no living with Liverpool on their travels at times, so incisive is their play and slick their passing. Teams near the foot would not normally consider a visit from Jürgen Klopp’s progressive side as an opportunity to instigate a revival. But Southampton’s was still a meek surrender. Swansea had demonstrated last month what can be achieved against this opposition with a blend of resilience and ruthlessness, and yet Pellegrino’s team offered neither. Sloppiness presented their visitors with an early lead and their second-half display amounted to little more than a whimper.That lack of response, even against superior opponents, reflected the fragility of the mood on a day when eye-catching wins by Huddersfield and Newcastle had cast this team into the relegation places. All the positivity generated by that victory at West Bromwich Albion has dissipated. That remains their solitary league success since November which puts talk of a revival – they had actually been unbeaten in six matches in all competitions prior to this game – into proper context. “We had to be braver,” said Pellegrino. “The biggest ‘defeat’ was the way we played the second half, for me. Little by little our confidence dropped.”A glance at the home side’s bench, where there is quality and experience aplenty, might normally offer encouragement that a recovery can be mounted over the last 11 games. But in Southampton’s case it tends to expose under-achievement. They may be one victory from 13th in a congested division but, as a squad, they are surely capable of far better than this. They are a team blunted by Charlie Austin’s injury and, dare it be said, left exposed by Van Dijk’s defection. “Liverpool didn’t have to do much to win easily,” Pellegrino said. “One mistake, one amazing one-two, and that finished the game.”That was brutally honest. His team were dismissed here by a side gearing up for the resumption of the Champions League and now persuasively targeting a top-two finish. Liverpool have scored 34 away goals this season, more than 11 top-flight teams have managed in total, with the energy and precision of Mané, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino utterly irresistible. This team are equally adept at flooding forward on the counter-attack or pinning opponents so deep that they eventually crack. Their first-half goals reflected both skills, even if each benefited from jittery Southampton defending.Wesley Hoedt endured life as the fall guy. He and Mario Lemina had already almost contrived to liberate Firmino beyond their own back-line when, six minutes in, Loris Karius bowled the ball out to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain on the right flank for the midfielder to sprint and bend a pass upfield towards Salah. The delivery was ambitious but Hoedt fluffed his attempted interception and duly presented the Egyptian with space in which to charge. Cedric Soares tore across in a vain attempt to intercept, but Salah kept his head and merely squared for Firmino, one of two team-mates who had arrived untracked at his side, to convert. match reports Matt Ritchie gives Newcastle welcome victory over Manchester United Southampton Share on Twitter Topicslast_img read more

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  • Dan Biggar’s oxygen chamber regime to breathe new life into Wales

    first_img Nathan Hughes’s carries will have England’s backs licking their lips Dan Biggar has clambered out of an oxygen chamber to try to breathe life into Wales’s Six Nations title challenge. The Northampton-bound fly-half has made an earlier than expected return from a shoulder injury to face Ireland in Dublin on Saturday.Biggar will be up against Johnny Sexton, his Lions colleague in New Zealand last summer, and is the only member of Wales’s back division who does not have a link with the Scarlets. Five of the other six play for the region, while Liam Williams left for Saracens last summer.“It has been a tough five weeks with plenty of rehab,” the Ospreys No 10 said. “I did 10 days on the bounce in an oxygen chamber, 90 minutes at a time. It was pretty monotonous but I stacked my iPad and got through a series of Suits. Support The Guardian Share via Email Rugby union Since you’re here… Share on WhatsApp Wales rugby union team … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Nick Evans Six Nations 2018 Ireland rugby union team Six Nations Share on LinkedIn news “It was frustrating. I am a terrible watcher, because you cannot make a difference. We started well against Scotland and to secure a losing bonus point at Twickenham was not the worst. It is down to the team selected on Saturday to do the job and keep us in the tournament.”Wales are unbeaten in their last two visits to Dublin. “We know it will be difficult,” Biggar said. “They are a fantastic, well-coached side and if you look at our two away games [this season] they are about as difficult as it gets.“Johnny is a vital cog for them. I like him a lot. He has that streak in him: he knows what he wants, dictates play and has a real drive. I picked his brains last summer and it was good to spend time with him and Owen Farrell.”Despite the defeat by England, Wales are more buoyant than they have been in recent years. “The Scarlets boys are in good form and the rest of us have to slot into that,” Biggar added. “A big difference this campaign is that we are a really confident team. It did not work out at Twickenham but the belief we had was evident.” Share on Pinterest Share on Messenger Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Read more Topics Reuse this contentlast_img read more

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