No Defense: Jays Beat Yanks, 7-6

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first_imgTORONTO — The hitters did better, but defensive miscues ensured a fourth straight defeat for the struggling New York Yankees.Jose Reyes atoned for a pair of misplays by hitting a lead-off double in the ninth inning and scoring when Yankees third baseman Yangervis Solarte threw away a bunt, lifting AL East-leading Toronto to a 7-5 win on June 24.Solarte’s errant throw was the only New York error, but reliable shortstop Derek Jeter made two costly mistakes. Toronto made three errors, two by Reyes.“It was sloppy on both sides,” New York first baseman Mark Teixeira said. “That was an ugly game to watch. If you’re a fan, you should get your money back.”Yankees Manager Joe Girardi wasn’t promising refunds, but acknowledged that his team’s defense had been a problem again.“That hurts us and at times it’s hurt us during the course of the season,” Girardi said. “It’s something that we clearly need to do a better job of.”The Yankees trailed 6-0 before tying it, then lost their fourth in a row. “It’s an extremely tough loss because we put ourselves in a bad position early on,” Girardi said.Reyes doubled off Adam Warren (1-4) into the right-field corner. Melky Cabrera followed with a sacrifice bunt, and Warren and Solarte seemed to hesitate over who would field it.Solarte picked up the ball and threw it past second baseman Brian Roberts covering at first. The ball sailed into foul territory down the right-field line and Reyes trotted home. “Difficult,” Solarte said of the decisive bunt. “Tough play.”Casey Janssen (2-0) worked one inning for the victory.New York came in having scored just four runs in its previous three defeats and fell behind 6-0 before Jeter homered in the sixth. The Yankees tied it with a five-run, 10-batter seventh.Reyes made two errors, including a wild throw that let the Yankees make it 6-all.With runners at second and third and two outs in the seventh, Teixeira hit a grounder to Reyes, who was shifted to the second base side. The shortstop bounced his throw past first baseman Edwin Encarnacion.Teixeira’s elbow appeared to strike the back of Encarnacion’s head in a collision at the bag. Encarnacion went down the ground and stayed there for a moment while a trainer tended to him. Encarnacion remained in the game.“There was really nothing I could do,” Teixeira said. “Luckily he didn’t get hurt too bad. Hopefully he’s OK.”Dioner Navarro put the Blue Jays in front with a three-run homer into the second deck in the fourth, and Toronto capitalized on a pair of defensive lapses by Jeter to double its lead in the fifth.Munenori Kawasaki and Reyes both singled to begin the inning and two outs later, Encarnacion was safe on a fielder’s choice when Jeter triple-clutched, looking at both second and third before throwing late to first.“(Encarnacion) is out if (Jeter) just goes to first,” Girardi said, while Jeter said he made “the wrong decision.”Colby Rasmus followed with a two-run double off the wall in right, and Encarnacion came home while Jeter vainly chased Rasmus back to first in a botched rundown.“When you have a guy on third base you really don’t have much time to be throwing it back and forth because the guy is creeping,” Jeter said. “I made the decision to go after him and he beat me back to the bag.”Jeter led off the sixth with his second home run and first since May 7.Roberts made it 6-3 with a two-run homer in the seventh, and Mark Buehrle left two batters later after a bloop double by Brett Gardner. Buehrle allowed four runs and eight hits in 6 2-3 innings. He walked none and struck out three.Toronto loaded the bases with one out against Dellin Betances in the eighth, but couldn’t score. Encarnacion was forced at home on a grounder by Anthony Gose and Kawasaki struck out on three pitches.New York’s David Phelps allowed six runs and eight hits in five innings.(IAN HARRISON)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

DeGrom, Mets Blank Rockies, 2-0

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first_imgNEW YORK  — Terry Collins was watching another masterful pitching performance by shaggy-haired rookie Jacob deGrom when David Wright returned to the New York dugout with the news that his season was over because of a shoulder injury.The Mets manager had little time to think about the ramifications of losing his star third baseman, not with his team suddenly on the fringe of the National League playoff race.DeGrom pitched three-hit ball for eight dominant innings, and New York held on to beat the Colorado Rockies 2-0 on Sept. 9 for its sixth win in seven games.“At the moment I was trying to win a baseball game,” Collins said. “There’s a lot of discussions that are going to have to take place here to decide where we need to head.”Jeurys Familia got Wilin Rosario to ground out with the bases loaded in the ninth for his fifth save, helping the Mets move five games under .500 (70-75). They are just 5 1-2 games behind Pittsburgh for the second NL wild card with three teams in front of them.“Just a really good team win right there,” said All-Star second baseman Daniel Murphy, who went 1-for-3 in his return from the disabled list. “A little bit of a sour taste in your mouth with what’s going on with David.”Wright has been playing with a sore shoulder since mid-June. The pain became more severe Monday night and he had an MRI Sept. 9, missing the game. The seven-time All-Star will be shut down for the rest of the season and begin a six-week rehabilitation program after a period of rest.“It’s disappointing,” Wright said. “But I think for me personally, making sure I end this year as healthy as can be and then do what I can, starting with this rehab program, to ensure that I will be as close to 100 percent for spring training is the goal.”Juan Lagares had an RBI single, and Curtis Granderson added an RBI double off Christian Bergman (2-3) one night after he hit a tying triple in the ninth inning of the series-opening win.In his 20th career start, deGrom (8-6) didn’t allow a baserunner after Nolan Arenado’s one-out double in the fourth — retiring his final 14 batters. He struck out nine and walked none.“I felt like I was getting stronger as the game went on,” deGrom said. “That’s a great feeling because it’s my first time I’m pitching this late into a year.”Over his last 10 starts, deGrom is 7-1 with a 1.60 ERA. He hasn’t allowed an earned run in 22 straight innings.Matt den Dekker’s double with one out in the fifth gave the Mets their first runner in scoring position against Bergman, and they came through. After deGrom grounded out, Lagares had an RBI single.Den Dekker was later hit by a pitch in the hand. X-Rays were negative.Bergman yielded six hits and two runs in six innings in his seventh major league start. He didn’t walk a batter for his second consecutive outing.“Bergy did another nice job,” Rockies Manager Walt Weiss said. “He’s been one of those guys who’ve come up and been a bright spot for us — he competes pretty well.”(HOWIE RUMBERG, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

No Triple Crown: Exaggerator Beats Nyquist For Preakness

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first_imgBALTIMORE — Despite the fog, the rain and an undefeated Kentucky Derby winner to contend with, Hall of Fame jockey Kent Desormeaux knew the best route to the Preakness winner’s circle with Exaggerator — stay inside and wait.The rider who started his career in Maryland guided Exaggerator to a 3 1/2-length victory over Cherry Wine in the May 21 $1.5 million Preakness, ending any chance for a Triple Crown follow up after American Pharoah accomplished the rare feat last year. Nyquist finished third.Just call Pimlico Race Course home track advantage, Desormeaux.Stride by stride, Exaggerator made up ground along the rail as Nyquist and Uncle Lino dueled for the lead. Desormeaux was watching.“I had a dream trip,” he said. “To me it looked like Nyquist was trying to establish an outward position, maybe in the four path. He was jockeying for position all the way down the back side. And Exaggerator just kind of slid up the fence to the far turn where I actually got to slow him down and say ‘whenever I’m ready.’”He was ready with 3/16ths of a mile to go, and splashed his way past Nyquist to finally beat his nemesis after four losses, including a runner-up finish in the Derby.“It was an amazing race and Exaggerator is an amazing horse,” Desormeaux said.The day began on a somber note. Two horses died and a jockey was injured in the first four races, one of the horses bred and owned by Gretchen and Roy Jackson — the owners of the ill-fated Barbaro.It was 10 years ago when Derby winner Barbaro shattered bones in his right hind leg at the start of the Preakness. Seven months later, he was euthanized.The Jacksons’ 4-year-old filly Pramedya was euthanized on the track May 21 after she broke down during the fourth race. Jockey Daniel Centeno broke his right collar bone.Earlier, 9-year-old gelding Homeboykris won the first race, and then collapsed and died while being led back to his barn.Nyquist was the 3-5 favorite in the 11-horse field, with Exaggerator the second choice at 5-2. But this day was all Exaggerator — no kidding.The 3-year-old son of two-time Horse of the Year Curlin trailed by 13 lengths at one point but kept gaining ground along the rail. Desormeaux saw an opening around the final turn, angled outside and Exaggerator took over.“I was actually trying to slow him down, asking him to wait,” Desormeaux said. “And he just blew up and felt like King Kong. And when I pitched him out, he did what he can do. He exploded.”Stradivari was fourth, followed by Lani, Laoban, Uncle Lino, Fellowship, Awesome Speed, Collected and Abiding Star.Exaggerator, the 5-2 second choice, returned $7.20, $3.20 and $2.40. Cherry Wine paid $9.80 and $4.20, and Nyquist $2.20 to show. Winning time for the race was 1:58.31.Nyquist broke well under Mario Gutierrez, and he and 34-1 long shot Uncle Lino went back and forth on the lead.The duel was costly. When asked for his usual winning burst, the son of Uncle Mo just didn’t have it for the first time in his career.“Hats off to Exaggerator and Team Desormeaux. What a great run,” Nyquist’s trainer Doug O’Neill said. “I didn’t think we could get beat, to be honest with you.”Trained by Kent’s younger brother, Keith, Exaggerator showed his talent in the slop once again.He won the Santa Anita Derby over a sloppy track. It was the first Preakness winner for the trainer who also began his career in Maryland, and third for the Hall of Fame rider.Last year, American Pharoah became the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years, and there were many who thought Nyquist would make it two in a row and become the 13th horse to sweep the Derby, Preakness and Belmont.Exaggerator earned $900,000 for the win, improving his career bankroll to $2,971,120. The powerfully built bay colt has won five of 11 starts, with three runner-finishes. He was beaten by Nyquist twice last year — in the debut race for each last June, and then in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile. In the 3-year old debuts for each, it was Nyquist by 1 1/2 lengths in the San Vicente.“I did what I could to get him happy and fresh and strong. I’ve always said he’s had a great ability to recover and he showed it today,” Keith Desormeaux saidThe Desormeaux brothers have different personalities, and seem to enjoy ribbing each other. There were no family hugs, and no special celebrations.“I looked at him and he looked at me, and I got a fist pump,” Kent said. “That’s all we did.”A drenched record crowd of 135,256 saw Exaggerator end his losing streak in a big way.“It wasn’t like we felt we could grind him down,” Keith said. “We always felt we had an exceptional talent.”And now, it’s on to the Belmont Stakes for Exaggerator. “We can’t wait to run in that race,” Keith said.(RICHARD ROSENBLATT, AP Racing Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Hall of Famer and Olympic Gold Medalist Anne Donovan Dies

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first_imgAnne Donovan, the Basketball Hall of Famer who won a national championship at Old Dominion, two Olympic gold medals as a player and another as a coach, died Wednesday of heart failure. She was 56.Donovan’s family confirmed the death in a statement.“While it is extremely difficult to express how devastating it is to lose Anne, our family remains so very grateful to have been blessed with such a wonderful human being,” the statement said.“Anne touched many lives as a daughter, sister, aunt, friend and coach. Anne was a person with strong faith, courageous spirit, a giving heart and love for everyone,” her family’s statement continued. “We are so proud of her accomplishments as a women’s’ basketball player and coach, but even more proud of her character, integrity, humility and kindness.”Donovan was at the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Tennessee, last weekend.She was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1995, was part of the inaugural class of the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in 1999 and was inducted in the FIBA Hall of Fame in 2015.FILE – In this August 1984 file photo, United States’ Anne Donovan, left, and Cheryl Miller celebrating the team’s victory over Canada in women’s basketball at the Olympics in Los Angeles. Donovan, the Basketball Hall of Famer who won a national championship at Old Dominion, two Olympic gold medals in the 1980s and coached the U.S. to gold in 2008, died Wednesday, June 13, 2018, of heart failure. She was 56. Donovan’s family confirmed the death in a statement. (AP Photo/Ray Stubblebine, File)“Throughout her college and professional career Anne was one of ODU’s best ambassadors both for the institution and Lady Monarch basketball,” Monarchs athletic director Wood Selig said. “Anne’s legacy will be permanent and everlasting and will forever remain as the foundation upon which the Lady Monarch brand became national and synonymous with success.”The 6-foot-8 center coached both in college and the WNBA. She became the first female coach and the youngest person (42) to win a title in the WNBA, guiding the Seattle Storm to a championship in 2004.“Anne Donovan will always be remembered as a championship coach and a championship person,” the Storm said in a statement. “Her dedication, passion and winning spirit set the tone for Storm Basketball. We are deeply saddened by her passing and share our heartfelt condolences with her family.”Donovan was a member of three Olympics teams as a player. The 1980 team did not go to Russia because of a boycott. The team won the gold in 1984 and ’88, and she coached the winning 2008 team.“She used to say she bled red, white and blue,” USA Basketball said in a statement. ” As much as we remember her accomplishments in the game, we mourn a great friend who will be greatly missed.”Donovan also coached the WNBA’s Indiana Fever, the Charlotte Sting, New York Liberty and Connecticut Sun, working there from 2013-15. The New Jersey native also coached at Seton Hall for a few years.“It hurt bad. To be totally honest, she was the only coach I ever played for that challenged me and forced me to be better,” said Tina Charles, who played for Donovan on the Connecticut Sun. “At a young age I didn’t understand it. For me it (stinks) because I always wanted to text her, thank you for being hard on me. Thank you for saying to me before practice you’re not taking a hook shot this practice, get to the basket, figure it out. It’s sad.”FILE – In this July 31, 2015, file photo. Connecticut Sun coach Anne Donovan watches her players in a WNBA basketball game against the Seattle Storm in Uncasville, Conn. Donovan, the Basketball Hall of Famer who won a national championship at Old Dominion, two Olympic gold medals in the 1980s and coached the U.S. to gold in 2008, died Wednesday, June 13, 2018, of heart failure. She was 56. Donovan’s family confirmed the death in a statement. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)Liberty coach Katie Smith, who played for Donovan on USA Basketball was emotional in her postgame press conference, just saying “it’s tough, it’s tough.” Smith saw Donovan at the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame where the Liberty’s coach was inducted as part of this year’s class. Donovan’s high school coach Dr. Rose Marie Battaglia was also part of that class.“Anne was a giant in every sense of the word, and I know the women’s basketball community is saddened beyond words by this tragic news,” said Val Ackerman, who was the WNBA’s first president. “She was a pioneer and icon in the women’s game and made a profound and lasting impact at all levels as a player, coach, colleague and friend.”Donovan played professionally in Japan and Italy. After retiring, she was an assistant at Old Dominion and then coached at East Carolina from 1995-1998. She coached the Philadelphia Rage in the American Basketball League in 1997-98.___By DOUG FEINBERG , AP Basketball WriterAP Sports Writer Tom Canavan and AP Sports Writer Hank Kurz Jr. contributed to this report.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Detroit Defenseman Niklas Kronwall Retires After 15 Seasons (Video)

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first_imgDETROIT — Niklas Kronwall is retiring after 15 seasons with the Detroit Red Wings.The hard-hitting defenseman announced his retirement in a video Tuesday on the team’s Twitter account. He will remain with the Red Wings as an adviser to the general manager. Kronwall played in 953 games in his NHL career and was part of the Detroit team that won the Stanley Cup in 2008.“They say every journey has to come to an end,” Kronwall said. “My journey as a player for the Detroit Red Wings ends here.”Kronwall had three goals and 24 assists in 79 games last season.The rebuilding Red Wings are in their first offseason since the return of Steve Yzerman as general manager. They have missed the postseason three straight years.“My best memory as a Detroit Red Wing is obviously when we all got to hoist the Stanley Cup in 2008,” Kronwall said. “We’re going to get back there. I just won’t be a player when it happens.”Kronwall’s future was uncertain when 2018-19 ended, but he’d shown over the past couple seasons that he could stay healthy.“I was a 22-year-old kid when I came over from Sweden. Now at 38, I have my own family here,” he said. “Detroit has become home for us. This franchise, this city and the people of Michigan have shaped me into who I am today.”Kronwall joined the Triple Gold Club in 2008 when he added a Stanley Cup title to the gold medals he’d won at the Olympics and world championship.“I had the pleasure of playing with Niklas early in his career, and it was evident from his first season what a special player and person he would become,” Yzerman said in a statement. “He was among the NHL’s best two-way defensemen of his era and will go down as one of the greatest at his position in Red Wings history.”TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Qt Company and Green Hills: integrated automotive HMI platforms

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first_imgThe Qt Company and Green Hills Software have announced a collaboration to deliver the latest in HMI development platforms for integrated automotive digital cockpits, focused on production deployment. The automotive digital cockpit encompasses the majority of the HMI systems in today’s connected vehicles consisting of disparate systems of different safety levels. Furthermore, due to safety requirements, instrument clusters use operating systems built to higher standards of safety and security than those used in general in-vehicle infotainment systems. These different safety level requirements combined with the use of different operating systems makes it difficult for developers to create a unified cockpit experience.To tackle this challenge, Qt has integrated its cross-platform Qt Automotive Suite framework with Green Hills safe and secure INTEGRITY Multivisor virtualisation offering to enable the integration of disparate HMI interfaces across multiple operating systems at different safety levels into a single multicore system while complying with the highest levels of automotive safety standards.Green Hills INTEGRITY real-time operating system is the gold standard run-time foundation for safety/security-critical software in industrial, avionics, medical, automotive and railway. As an optional RTOS service, the INTEGRITY Multivisor secure virtualisation extension safely runs high level operating systems such as Linux and Android alongside real-time critical applications requiring safety and security, assuring freedom from interference with native speed performance and safe, secure inter-process communication.The Green Hills INTEGRITY RTOS, when combined with the Qt Safe Renderer, enables ISO 26262 certification for important safety-critical display elements. Additionally, the Qt Safe Renderer, as part of the Qt Automotive Suite, enables designers and software engineers to use a single user interface toolkit to design, build and test digital cockpits across all HMI needs, independent of safety requirements, for a consistent user experience. Qt is the leading framework to enable developers to build both instrument clusters and centre stacks with a single toolkit. Advances in processing power, together with mature safe, secure hypervisor technology result in significant cost savings without compromising safety when integrated into a single system on a single multicore automotive SoC using this combination.The concept cockpit demo, built with the Qt Automotive Suite, demonstrates interdomain graphics and data sharing. The Qt Automotive Suite is jointly developed by The Qt Company, KDAB and Luxoft.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software Continue Reading Previous Rohde & Schwarz: RTC1000 oscilloscopes offer eight-in-one instrument integrationNext Express Logic: ThreadX SMP certified for use in safety-critical IoT systemslast_img read more

Clientron: multi-functional POS terminal with integrated printer

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first_img Continue Reading Previous HCC Embedded achieves ISO 27001 certificationNext Contributing an article Clientron debuts the PST650, a fully integrated POS terminal, features built-in the choice of major brand thermal printers to optimize your business operations and enhance user experience. With streamline and flexible design, the PST650 is armed at POS applications including ordering, checkout, and self-service solutions for hospitality and retail industries. Design with 15” bezel-free display, the PST650 offers 7H scratch-resistant and IP64 water & dust-proof front panel protection. It offers free space on the stand for multiple cube type thermal printers and fits perfectly into environments, where counter space saving and flexibility is demanded. With screw-less rear cover assembly design, it allows to easy access receipt printer, and a built-in high speed thermal printer helps users to improve work efficiency.With streamlined capability and innovation, the PST650 takes advantage of power-efficient Intel® quad-core processors with speeds up to 2GHz to deliver outstanding computing, graphical and media performance in a compact form factor and a fanless architecture. It gives forward-thinking businesses options for durable, endurance, and performance.Additionally, it comes with a wide range of easily connected modules, including iButton, magnetic card readers, 2D barcode scanner, VFD, 8, 10.4 or 15 inches customer displays options. The easy-access 2.5” HDD tray design allows users to conveniently install or replace HDD for maintenance and allows easy to install MSR and iButton via USB connector. The PST650 can be used in many different fields like retail, kiosk, convenience stores, fashion shops or hospitality locations.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components last_img read more

Aegis Software announces new integration with OMRON for superior data collection

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first_img Continue Reading Previous Sensirion: wearable drug delivery IoT platform with integrated liquid flow sensorNext ept: 16 Gbps Colibri high-speed connectors now available Aegis Software announces that its FactoryLogix MES platform is integrated with Omron Inspection Systems’ complete suite of award-winning SPI (Solder Paste Inspection) and AOI (Automated Optical Inspection) systems. This integration will provide Omron’s customers with improved quality control and an enhanced, automated method for identifying and collecting manufacturing defect data during inspections.When used in conjunction with the rich CAD environment, enabled by FactoryLogix, the robust output data from Omron’s AOI and SPI machines facilitates a digital view of the collected defect data that extends down to the pin level. Traditional methods of identifying defects, such as manual, paper-based reports, are no longer necessary.Data collected from Omron is recorded automatically into the FactoryLogix database providing a single source device history of the product for instantaneous reporting without the need to manually export the raw data to an external source. Based on the collected pass and fail data, FactoryLogix can intelligently reroute the product to the appropriate reroute path. This increased efficiency and adaptability in production saves both time and money for manufacturers.FactoryLogix is a holistic and modular platform which delivers leading-edge technology with easily configurable modules to support and execute a discrete manufacturer’s strategy towards Industry 4.0. FactoryLogix manages the entire manufacturing lifecycle: from product launch to material logistics, through manufacturing execution and quality management, to powerful analytics and real-time dashboards. This end-to-end platform is helping companies accelerate product introductions, streamline processes, improve quality and traceability, reduce costs and gain greater visibility for competitive advantage and profitability.FactoryLogix solution areas include: Digital Manufacturing Engineering (DME); Manufacturing Process Execution; Returns, Repairs, Rework, Overhaul (RMA/MRO); Lean Materials Management; Adaptive Planning; Quality Management Solution (QMS); Regulatory & Customer Compliance; Manufacturing Intelligence; Active Rules Engine; Connectivity (IIoT & Business Systems).Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software last_img read more

HCC: SafeTCPIP off-the-shelf network stack for integration with automotive systems

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first_img Continue Reading Previous Isabellenhütte: direct current meter for fast charging stationsNext Wind River to showcase edge cloud compute applications at Mobile World Congress HCC Embedded is setting a new bar for the industry with its Safety Elements out of Context (SEooC) approach to developing reusable software components that can be integrated with systems engineered to meet stringent requirements for safety, quality, and portability. HCC has created the processes and environment to build reusable SEooCs and today introduced its first Element: the HCC SafeTCPIP network stack for use in automotive systems. Future releases will map the standard ISO26262 V-model process to other safety-critical standards such as in aerospace, industrial, and medical device markets.Originating in ISO 26262-10, SEooC is defined as a method for using software or hardware components in a vehicle that were not originally designed for that specific project. A software SEooC is developed to a safety standard, in this case ISO 26262, which means that it is developed with all the processes of a full software safety lifecycle and within the design constraints of a safety system. The software components are developed “out of context” to provide a specific function with no awareness of how the component will be used in the target system. The “Element” indicates that this is a unit or module with a specific range of functionality; “safety” indicates that this module is specifically developed in the context of a set of safety requirements. HCC is the first embedded software module vendor to use the SEooC approach to build commercial software Elements, beginning with its SafeTCPIP product.Automotive software developers may require a TCP/IP stack to be integrated into a safety product to guarantee the quality of the networking or to allow it to be used in a safety environment for a supporting, non-safety-critical role such as diagnostics. The defacto network standard for connected cars and in-vehicle safety systems is TCP/IP, but commercially available products are rarely developed to meet safety standards, are only partially certified, or are tightly integrated to a single vendor’s development system and RTOS.HCC’s SafeTCPIP is a complete TCP/IPv4 network stack developed to the ISO 26262 Automotive Safety Integrity Level (ASIL) B standard. HCC’s SafeTCPIP Element fills a critical market need by giving automotive OEMs and suppliers an off-the-shelf solution that has been independently designed to satisfy TCP/IP networking requirements. The reusability of the TCP/IP stack contributes to long-term stability and reduces development costs.Critical to the success of this approach, HCC’s SafeTCPIP Element is developed to full ISO 26262 Section 6 processes for integration with automotive systems that require a high safety-integrity level and is supported by an independent software lifecycle for maintenance. The exact verified product that is integrated can be maintained and modified to safety standards independent of any other project that integrates SafeTCPIP. Because it is developed as a SEooC, the Element can be integrated with the company’s other safety development lifecycle.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software last_img read more

Maxim’s healthcare sensors for ultra-small size wearables

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first_imgDesigners creating next-generation wearable health and fitness applications can reduce temperature measurement power by 50 percent with the MAX30208, as well as shrink optical solution size by 40 percent with the MAXM86161 from Maxim Integrated Products. In addition, design engineers can improve both sensitivity and accuracy with the highest signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) using the MAXM86161.To provide value, wearable health and fitness monitors require greater accuracy in measuring human biometrics such as body temperature and heart rate, but device designers have been limited by sensor accuracy for small, battery-powered, body-worn devices. Maxim’s two new continuous-monitoring body sensors provide higher degrees of accuracy in measuring vital signs such as temperature, heart rate and blood-oxygen saturation (SpO2).The MAXM86161 in-ear heart-rate monitor and pulse oximeter is the market’s smallest fully integrated solution that delivers highly accurate heart-rate and SpO2 measurements from hearables and other wearable applications. It is optimized for in-ear applications with its industry-leading small package size (40 percent less than the closest competitor) and best-in-class SNR (3dB improvement with band limiting signal for PPG use cases compared to closest competitor). This enables development of devices that cover a wider range of use cases. MAXM86161 delivers approximately 35 percent lower power to extend battery life of wearables. In addition, an integrated analog front-end (AFE) eliminates the additional AFE typically needed to procure a separate chip and connect to the optical module.The MAX30208 digital temperature sensor delivers clinical-grade temperature measurement accuracy (±0.1°C) with fast response time to changes in temperature. It also meets the power and size demands of small, battery-powered applications such as smartwatches and medical patches. It simplifies the design of battery-powered, temperature-sensing wearable healthcare applications. Easier to use than competitive offerings, it measures temperature at the top of the device and does not suffer from thermal self-heating like competitive solutions. MAX30208 is compatible with up to four I2C addresses to enable multiple sensors on the same IC bus. The MAX30208 can be attached to either a PCB or a flex printed circuit.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components Continue Reading Previous ROHM: ultra-compact automotive-grade MOSFETs enable greater miniaturizationNext Kithara at the All About Automation in Leipziglast_img read more

Photo Advisory First, Photos released upto 4 p.m.

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first_imgNew Delhi: June 22, 2018 (PTI) EDITORS: Photos withCaptions released today. To view thumbnails of thesePhotographs, visit PTI website at..http.//www.ptinews.comNATINONALBhopal: ‘Yoga for All’ book release(B)New Delhi: Protest for railway coach factory in Kerela(B)Jammu: Choudhary Lal Singh press conference(B)Bengaluru: Actor R Madhavan in Bengaluru(A+B)Patna: AIPWA protest in Patna(B)New Delhi: Daati Maharaj at Crime Branch office(B+A)INTERNATIONALAndrews Air Force Base: First lady Melania Trump arrives (A)Paris: President Emmanuel Macron during the country’s Music Day(A)Mexico City: Protest against immigration policies(A)Hildago: Ever Castillo and his family immigrants from Honduras, are escorted back across the border(A)Paramaribo/Santiago/Havana: President Ram Nath Kovind visit(B+A)SPORTSNizhny Novgorod/Moscow: 2018 soccer World Cup(B+A)Detroit: IBF and WBA women’s middleweight world titles (A)Breda: Rabobank Men’s Hockey Champions Trophy(A+B)New Delhi: BCCI Special General Meeting (SGM)(B+A)PTI PHOTO HS DLDLlast_img read more

Fabulous beginning, says NRAI chief after British lawmaker offers support for shooting’s inclusion in 2022 CWG

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first_imgBy Abhishek Hore New Delhi, June 29 (PTI) The Indian shooting fraternity was provided a flicker of hope by England’s Sports Minister Tracey Crouch, who said they were “exploring ways” to include the sport in the 2022 Commonwealth Games program, during a speech that combined pragmatism with optimism. Crouch’s address at the British Parliament’s House of Commons was immediately “welcomed” by the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) President Raninder Singh. “We welcome the stand of the government in parliament and that we forward our sincere gratitude to Mr. Alister Jack DL, MP, Lord Karan Bilimoria CBE DL, MP, Dr. (Narinder) Batra and the Government of India in supporting the efforts of all the commonwealth shooting nations faced with this travesty,” Raninder told PTI. The development follows a sustained effort by the NRAI chief, as India managed to get cross party support of a substantial number in the House of Commons, seeking re-inclusion of shooting in Birmingham. “With the continued support of all and under the aegis of the ISSF, we are now hopeful for an effective redressal of this dilemma.” Raninder urged the stakeholders to keep the fight going till they reach their goal. “Though clearly a fabulous beginning we must all recognise that we must continue our efforts together until we receive a notification finally reinstating shooting at the Birmingham games. “… However, we note that where there was darkness (and) we now can now see the first tender signs of light.” Even as the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) maintained its stance of not including shooting in the Birmingham Games owing to logistical issues, India did not give up on its hopes and the outcry finally reached the doors of the British Parliament.advertisement Sports Minister Crouch said: “The Government supports the notion of shooting being included.” Shooting is bracketed as an optional sport in the Commonwealth Games, which means organisers in Birmingham were able to choose whether to include it or not. Speaking in the House of Commons, Crouch said she and Culture Secretary Matt Hancock were exploring ways to get shooting back on the roster. “The Government supports the notion of shooting being included, and will work with partners to overcome logistical challenges, if required. We will continue to work with games partners,” she said. While Indian shooters have shone on the world stage in recent years, the sport’s enthusiasts in England, Crouch said, see it as an event where British teams traditionally excel. Crouch added, “Shooting’s popularity across the Commonwealth nations and territories, from the largest nation to the smallest, is enormous, and the home nations have had a particularly strong track record at previous games. “In recognition of that and of the value that shooting brings to the games, the Secretary of State and I are exploring with games partners the potential for including shooting in the sport programme. “However, I stress that the decision is beyond our remit, and we have an enormous challenge in that Birmingham was awarded the games with just 4.5 years to deliver, rather than the usual seven years.” PTI AH PM PM PMlast_img read more

How Sourav Ganguly shaped the careers of Virender Sehwag and MS Dhoni

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first_imgFormer India captain Sourav Ganguly is the reason behind shaping the careers of both Virender Sehwag and MS Dhoni. Ganguly believed in giving chances to youngsters and he even gave up his batting position at times to fit in a player.Ganguly revealed how he identified Sehwag’s potential as an opening batsman. Sehwag before coming to the Indian team in 2001 used to play in the middle order for his Delhi Ranji side.But it was Ganguly who promoted Sehwag to open the innings in both Tests and ODIs and the rest is history. Sehwag was the first Indian to smash a triple century in Test cricket and not once but twice.Speaking on Breakfast With Champions, Ganguly revealed the entire story of how he once insisted on getting Sehwag picked in the team for an away tour.”Like when Viru opened. During selection, people asked why are you taking for an away tour. He won’t manage bouncers. They’ll hit him in the head with bouncers.”And I replied: ‘You are judging him without even seeing him play or giving him an opportunity’. Then he ended up scoring a century on his debut in South Africa. After that, we did not have a position for him in the middle order, so one day I told him…Viru, no one made a career by sitting on the bench. Why don’t you open? And opening is not a skill anyone is born with. If [Matthew] Hayden and [Justin] Langer could do it, so can you..advertisement”Viru told me he had never opened and batted only at 5 or 6 for Delhi. ‘What if I get out?’ I told him you can get out even in the middle order. And I batted down the order so that I could have him in my team. And then he opened in England and scored a century…”He is a little mad and keeps telling me you never played me in the middle order. I told him ‘you would not have been half the player with that kind of impact and match-winning ability…that would not have come by playing in the middle order,” Ganguly said.Dhoni made his ODI debut in 2004 under Ganguly’s captaincy. Even in the Dhoni’s bipoic — MS Dhoni: The Untold Story — there is a mention how Ganguly backed Dhoni and the wicketkeeper-batsman was included in the Indian team.After a few poor performances, Dhoni was promoted to bat at No.3 and he proved his worth with a thunderous 148 against Pakistan and then a few months later blasted his way to 183 against Sri Lanka.”When Dhoni came into the side in 2004, he played at No.7 in the first two matches. We went to Vizag (vs Pakistan) I was watching the news and wondering how could make a player out of Dhoni. He had great potential.”The next day in the morning, we did our warm-ups, did the toss, won it and decided to bat. While coming back I decided I will send him up the order.. We’ll see what the result is.. He was sitting in shorts because he knew he would bat at No.7. I told him to go up at No.3 and he asked ‘what about you?’ I said ‘I will bat at No.4’. And he went and scored 148.”That is how you players are made,” Ganguly said. Ganguly also said that seeing Dhoni play for so long makes him feel happy because both of them are from a part of India where not much cricket was played those days.”Dhoni is very courageous. I feel happy seeing MS because when we started playing cricket there was no cricketer from the east. No players used to play and used to think there won’t be a player this side. And we both captained so many matches, we played so many matches…T20 wasn’t there in our time..I played approximately 450 matches. That day in Cardiff MS played his 500th. I feel good because a part of India where not many cricketers came from, 2 captains came from that side. Sourav Ganguly and MS Dhoni that’s the proud moment,” he said.Ganguly has also said that he has a lot of hopes from Virat Kohli as India look to win their first Test series in England since 2007.”When Virat Kohli plays, wherever you are you will come and watch that because he is playing. That is his impact. When you look at him, you will get to know that this man has a mission of making his team the best,” Ganguly said.advertisement”There is fitness and yo-yo test. People criticize it but there is a reason behind these tests. You have to be mentally tough. Now cricket is fitness oriented and sports has changed over the years. I have lot of hopes from Virat Kohli and nation believes in him,” he added.India begin their five-match Test series against England at Edgbaston from August 1.last_img read more

Manchester United edge past Real Madrid in International Champions Cup

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first_imgJose Mourinho finally had something to smile about as Manchester United managed to edge past European champions Real Madrid in their final International Champions Cup in the United States of America.First half goals from Alexis Sanchez and Ander Herrera helped United beat Real Madrid 2-1 and end their tempestuous trip to the United States on a positive note.Mourinho’s mood has been a complete disaster in the last two weeks in USA as he continued to rue to the lack of first-team players and transfer activity. However, things were a tad different on Wednesday morning as his men managed to take a two-goal lead against a make-shift Real Madrid team that new coach Julen Lopetegui fielded in the first-half of the match at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami.Real Madrid did aim for a comeback with Karim Benzema slotting in a poachers goal in just before the half-time mark but the United defenders managed to keep a ‘better’ Real at bay in the second-half to come out with a one-goal win.Also read – Jose Mourinho confident of one more signing before transfer window shutsIn front of 64,141 at Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium, United were finishing off their pre-season preparations against a Real Madrid side just starting theirs.Job done for @Alexis_Sanchez!Thoughts on his display tonight?#MUFC #MUTOUR pic.twitter.com/7h9mV6ag29Manchester United (@ManUtd) August 1, 2018La Liga starts a week later than the Premier League so new Real manager Lopetegui was able to name the likes of Gareth Bale to start while Germany star Toni Kroos was on the bench.advertisementSpanish international David de Gea was making his first start since returning from the extra time given to him following the World Cup and he was almost beaten in the eighth minute – Bale starting a move which saw Benzema fire just wide from close range.Also read – Jose Mourinho bookie’s favourite to ‘get the axe’ first in Premier LeagueBrazilian Fred was making his first United start and looked comfortable in his new surroundings.And on 18 minutes, United were ahead. Ander Herrera fed Matteo Darmian and teed up Sanchez who clinically swept the ball home. It was a Mourinho’s side’s first real opportunity – and it was taken superbly.So too was the second goal which arrived on 27 minutes.Also read – Jose Mourinho suggests holidaying Manchester United players to return earlyDarmian lifted the ball to Mata and once the Spaniard had regained his composure he crossed for Sanchez who was able to divert the ball into the path of Herrera who made no mistake.46′ | 2-1 | The second half has started at the Hard Rock Stadium! ¡VAMOS!: https://t.co/x0drPMslww#RMTour | #HalaMadrid pic.twitter.com/iBPtpruiMyReal Madrid C.F. (@realmadriden) August 1, 2018Bale curled wide soon after but just before the interval, Benzema tapped in an excellent Theo Hernandez cross to give the vast amounts of Madrid fans in Miami something to cheer.Also read -World Cup success means Premier League loss for Manchester United: MourinhoBale, a one time target for Mourinho, was withdrawn for the second half as Lopetegui shuffled his pack and one of the substitutes, Martin Odegaard should have levelled on 56 minutes when he blazed over the bar from eight yards.The Norwegian saw a free-kick saved by De Gea late on but United held firm to lift Mourinho’s mood. It was their first victory in regulation play this pre-season – AC Milan were defeated on penalties in Los Angeles last week.(With inputs from PTI)last_img read more

This could be the 6.1-inch iPhone launching tonight

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first_imgAnd the day is finally here. Apple is all set to launch its 2018’s iPhones today at 10AM IST in Steve Jobs Theatre at company’s new headquarters. Just like last year, the Cupertino major is expected to launch three iPhones even this year. This year, as rumours say, Apple is expected to launch two high-end iPhones, while the third device will be an affordable one. Looks like, the Apple fans are more excited about the affordable iPhone than the iPhone X successors. The affordable iPhone is said to come with a 6.1-inch LCD screen and boast of almost the same design as the iPhone X. Just a day before the launch, on Tuesday, a picture of the alleged 6.1-inch iPhone leaks showing off the back cover design of the phone. And it looks almost like the iPhone 8.The image leaked by a Chinese website shows a person holding the iPhone having a single rear camera set up on the back followed by an LED flash. The camera set up looks a lot like the iPhone 8, hence the assumption that the iPhone is the picture could be the 6.1-inch iPhone and not the iPhone XS or the iPhone XS Plus.A lot has been debated about what Apple will call this affordable iPhone. Some rumours say that Apple will simply call it iPhone 9. While some other rumours claim that it will actually be the follow up of the iPhone SE and not the iPhone 8 and should have iPhone SE 2 as the name. These are the names that almost a month old rumours suggest.advertisementNow, some new rumours have surfaced online claiming that the upcoming affordable will actually be called iPhone XC or iPhone XR. Well, we still don’t know for sure what Apple will call this particular iPhone launching today, we will have to wait till 10PM for Apple to reveal the name itself, but chances of it being either the iPhone 9 or iPhone XR are higher than the rest.Meanwhile, rumours suggest that the follow-up device of the iPhone X will be called iPhone XS. While the bigger version of the iPhone XS will be called iPhone XS Plus or iPhone XS Max or simply iPhone XS (6.5-inch). The confusion still remains.Going by the rumours, the iPhone X successor or the iPhone XS will come with 5.8-inch OLED display, the bigger or Plus version will sport a 6.5-inch OLED display and lastly, the affordable iPhone or the iPhone 9 will have a 6.1-inch LCD display.All the three iPhones are said to have a lot in common. All the iPhones will come with Face ID tech, glass back, wireless charging, notched display, A12 processor, among others. But, out of all the three iPhones launching this year, the 6.1-inch iPhone could be the most exciting one, because, the price. According to Kuo, the 6.1-inch iPhone will be priced between $600 – $700, which is roughly between Rs 40,000 – Rs 48,000.ALSO READ: iPhone XS, iPhone XS Plus and iPhone XC launch tonight: Possible specs, price and how to watch Apple eventRumours are that the 6.1-inch iPhone will come in two variants. One model will come with dual-SIM tray, which is expected to be a China-exclusive model only. Other markets including India might get the single SIM support model. Some rumours also suggest that the iPhone 6.1-inch will come in funky colours like – red, white, black, yellow, orange and many more.last_img read more

Women’s World T20: Harmanpreet 53-ball 101 sets up opening win for India

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first_imgHarmanpreet Kaur became the first Indian woman to score a century in T20Is to propel India to a 34-run win over New Zealand in their World T20 opener at the Providence Stadium in Guyana on Sunday.The 29-year-old India skipper smashed 103 off 51 balls and her carnage included eight sixes, some of them towering, and seven boundaries.Harmanpreet became the eighth woman to score the 10th T20I century in women’s cricket and she is the first Asian to do so. Her maiden century is only the third 100 in the Women’s WT20.Women’s World T20 India vs New Zealand – HighlightsOpting to bat after the coin landed in her favour at the Providence Stadium, Harmanpreet and Jemimah Rodrigues (59 off 45 balls) added 134 runs for the fourth wicket to guide India to an imposing 194 for five in the stipulated 20 overs.In reply, New Zealand were stopped at 160 for nine.”Good game but we still have a long way to go. (Regarding my batting) I needed to settle down,” Harmanpreet said after the convincing win.Harmanpreet was required to walk into the middle early, at the fall of debutant Dayalan Hemalatha’s wicket in only the sixth over. India were in a spot of bother when Hemalatha was dismissed, and another wicket would have only added to their worry.READ – Harmanpreet first Indian woman to slam T20I hundredHowever, Harmanpreet and Jemimah had other ideas, adding runs at a quick pace, which included a phase when India scored 56 runs in five overs.advertisementHarmanpreet, whose scintillating 171 against Australia in the World Cup semifinal last year remains fresh in the memory, looked comfortable from the word go and, in the company of Jemimah, built the innings with consummate ease.Harmanpreet got into the mode with two sixes off Jess Watkin in the 10th over, as India reached 76 for the loss of three wickets. Her team added a staggering 118 runs in last 10 overs, thanks to a flurry of boundaries and sixes by Harmanpreet.The big-hitting Harmanpreet played shots on all sides of the wicket, and was most effective towards the long-off, long-on and the deep mid-wicket region.The 100-run partnership was up in quick time, after the duo scored 16 runs in one of the overs in the back 10. That was just one of the big overs for the team.Having cleared the fence eight times, Kaur now has the most number of sixes for India in a T20 innings, beating her own record of, five set against Sri Lanka in September this year.Having struck seven boundaries, Rodrigues, at 18, became the youngest player to score a fifty in Word T20 tournament. But, in her attempt to up the ante, gave away her wicket. Chasing a stiff target, New Zealand were off to flyer with the seasoned Suzie Bates (67 off 50 balls) and Anna Peterson (14) racing to 52 in just under seven over.While Peterson was dismissed by Hemalatha for India’s first breakthrough, Bates continued to bat fluently and kept New Zealand in the hunt.However, Bates, who became the highest run-getter in T20 Internationals, could not find support at the other end as New Zealand were reduced to 93 for four in the 13th over.India got the big wicket of Bates when she played Arundhati Reddy’s low full-toss to the backward point fielder. Bates struck eight boundaries during her stay in the middle.The contest was as good as over for New Zealand after Bates’ dismissal and India kept up the pressure on their opponents.Hemalatha and Poonam Yadav finsihed with three wickets apiece for India, and there were two for Radha Yadav.(With inputs from PTI)last_img read more

Barcelona lose to Real Betis on Messi return, Real Madrid get 4th straight win

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first_imgLionel Messi’s return from injury was far from ideal even though the Argentine found the back of the net twice for Barcelona, a scintillating Real Betis shocked the La Liga leaders by beating them at their own game of possession football.It was a pendulum-like game on Sunday night as Real Betis initially took a 2-0 lead over Barcelona. Then Messi scored a penalty to make it 2-1 but soon after Betis made it 3-1.Arturo Vidal scored to reduce the gap to 2-3 but Betis topped it again by making it 4-2. Messi scored again in stoppage but it was not enough as Barcelona went down 4-3 at Camp Nou.On the other hand, Real Madrid continued their winning run under new coach Santiago Solari by registering a 4-2 win at Celta Vigo to move to within four points of Barcelona.It is a close La Liga battle this year with Barcelona topping the table with 24 points. Sevilla, Atletico Madrid and Alaves occupy the second, third and fourth spot, respectively, with 23 points. Espanyol are fifth with 21 points while Real Madrid are sixth with 20 points in their kitty.Real Betis began the match in 16th place but produced an irresistible performance in becoming the first team to win at Barca’s home in any competition since 2016 and the first to score four goals there in 15 years.Barca’s defeat, at the hands of a team that had lost three of their previous four league outings, was compounded by the sending off of their midfielder Ivan Rakitic after 81 minutes.advertisementBetis’s livewire winger Junior gave the visitors a deserved lead in the 20th minute, finishing off a hugely impressive counter-attack that had started in their own penalty area.Captain Joaquin then doubled their lead in the 35th after another venture down the wing from Junior.FAMILY! #RBBlive #BarçaRealBetis pic.twitter.com/N6XFHq32WnReal Betis Balompié (@RealBetis_en) November 11, 2018Messi, back in action after a three-week absence with a broken arm, pulled Barca back into the game by converting a penalty midway through the second half.Yet Betis restored their two-goal cushion through Giovani Lo Celso with the help of an uncharacteristic error from Barca’s usually reliable goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen, who fumbled the shot into the net.Arturo Vidal quickly responded with a goal down the other end but Barca were suddenly left with 10 men when Croatian midfielder Rakitic was dismissed for a second booking.Former Real Madrid forward Sergio Canales soon made it 4-2 to Betis, sliding to the floor to knock in a pass from the electric Junior.Messi scored from close range in stoppage time but Betis hung on to clinch a first league win at the Nou Camp since 1998.”We will enjoy this victory and the joy and satisfaction we have given to Betis fans who follow their team every day, winning here and scoring four goals is something you will never forget,” said Betis coach Quique Setien.”When you come here, you always expect to suffer but we knew if we showed character and overcame the stress we could play well and have the ball, and Barca are a team that suffers without the ball and struggles to get it back.”The atmosphere at the Nou Camp at kick-off was lifted by the return of Messi, who broke his arm against Sevilla three weeks ago, even though the Catalans had since won four and drawn one of their five games without their all-time top scorer.The Argentinian came close to scoring in the opening minute but failed to properly connect with the ball and Betis quickly asserted themselves, seriously challenging Barcelona for ball possession, the rarest of sights for opponents at the Nou Camp.Betis had squandered several chances before Junior broke the deadlock although it took an outstanding save from visiting goalkeeper Pau Lopez, formerly of Barca’s neighbours Espanyol, to prevent Clement Lenglet from levelling before Joaquin made it 2-0.Barca coach Ernesto Valverde took off midfielder Arthur for Vidal at the start of the second half to give his side more dynamism but they continued to leak chances and Betis showed no remorse.”The problem was that we did not play well, we did not control the game and we kept on making mistakes which is why we were behind at halftime,” said the coach.”In the second half every time we scored and got back in the game they struck back immediately.”REAL MAINTAIN WINNING RUN UNDER SOLARI3 Make that four wins on the spin! #HalaMadrid pic.twitter.com/jWKg4KcYCcadvertisementReal Madrid C.F. (@realmadriden) November 11, 2018Karim Benzema gave the European champions the lead in the 20th minute with an irresistible piece of control and finish after a pinpoint pass from Luka Modric.The Frenchman was then instrumental in doubling the lead early in the second half, firing a shot which squirmed under goalkeeper Sergio Alvarez and over the line off Celta defender Gustavo Cabral.Real’s lead was far from comfortable, though, and Hugo Mallo pulled the home side back into the game with a well-taken volley on the hour mark which preceded a spell of heavy pressure from Celta.Madrid managed to ride it out and killed the game off as a contest with a late ‘Panenka’ penalty from captain Sergio Ramos and a thunderous strike from Dani Ceballos in stoppage time, although Brais Mendez struck a late consolation goal for Celta.While Real have yet to make a marked improvement in overall performances under former midfielder Solari, they have enjoyed far better fortunes than in the final weeks under Julen Lopetegui, who was sacked two weeks ago after the humiliating 5-1 defeat to Barcelona.The Spanish football federation’s regulations mean Solari will go from interim to permanent coach if Real do not appoint a long-term successor by the end of Monday, which would result in the Argentine being unable to resume duties as coach of their reserve side, Castilla.Solari would not reveal whether he has been given any indication of what decision president Florentino Perez will take in the next 24 hours, however.”The most important thing is to do whatever is necessary for the good of the team, nothing else matters,” he told reporters when asked if he expected to be given the job.Solari also heaped praise on Karim Benzema, who is so often the scapegoat whenever Madrid are struggling but who has been in fine form, having scored twice in the 5-0 drubbing of Viktoria Plzen in the Champions League in midweek.”They have all shown great personality, but especially Karim,” he added.”His first goal was spectacular, so typical of him, and the second is all down to him. He also made the team play, he created space, he defended. It was a complete performance from him.”(With Reuters inputs)last_img read more

5 Indian games from our childhood that are vanishing from the lives of children today

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first_imgGames for children now-a-days are confined to the virtual world of video games.Also, because of the rapid infrastructural growth, there are only a few parks left for children to go out and play outdoor games.Playing outdoor games offers a healthy mental and physical status in a growing kid.They help to shape a better personality in kids, keep them in touch with nature and help them develop essential social skills.Here is a list of five forgotten childhood outdoor games of India: Gilli danda Gilli dandaa sport similar to cricket and baseball is one of the most popular outdoor games played in India.Gilli danda is a very popular Indian game, quite similar to baseball and cricketThis game is played with small piece of wood reduced and shaped at the edges known as ‘gilli’ and a long piece of wood known as ‘danda’The ‘gilli’ is used as a ball and ‘danda’ is used as a bat to hit the ‘gilli’The game is played by two teams of any number of playersOne of the team bats and hits the ‘gilli’ as far as possible and the fielding team has to catch the ‘gilli’ before it drops in the groundKho kho Kho kho is a traditional sport in India played between two teamsKho kho is a popular sport in India. It is played between two teams with 12 members, out whom only nine playIt is one of two most popular traditional games in India, kabaddi being the otherIt is played in a rectangular field of 36 by 18 meters in length and widthEight members sit on the mid lane, facing alternate directions and the ninth member is an active chaserThis game lasts not more than 37 minutesHide-n-seekadvertisement Hide-n-seek is known as chuppan chuppai in India.Hide-n-seek known as “chuppam chappai” in India are played by the kidsIn this game, the players hide themselves and one of the players finds the other membersThe chosen players close their eyes and count till 10, 50 or 100 and then try to catch the hidden playersKabaddi Kabaddi is a popular sport played between two teamsKabaddi is a famous Indian game played between two teams of seven playersOne player of each team alternatively run into the opposite teams court and try to tag as many people as possible while chanting “kabaddi-kabaddi”If the player tags the players of opposite team and touches the midline without losing breath, his team wins points and the tagged players are out of the gameIf the players of the opposite team catch the player and succeed in holding him in their court till he loses his breath, the raider gets out and the defending team wins pointsThis game is very popular in South African countries, Iran and PakistanLangdi Langdi a game originated from Maharashtra, IndiaLangdi is a very famous sport in the Maharastra. It is played between two teams with 12 players on each sideThe match lasts for about 36 minutes. It is played in four innings of nine minutes eachThe team that wins the toss defends and the other team chasesA chaser tries to tag the members of defending team while hopping on one footThe team that tags the most number of defending players winsAlso read: Indian sports that made a global mark: Did you know these games started in India? read: Union minister inaugurates the Global Cooling Prize Innovation summit: Know all about the competitionread: Scientists find brain region controlling disappointment, figure out why some people only see negatives in life Interested in General Knowledge and Current Affairs? Click here to stay informed and know what is happening around the world with our G.K. and Current Affairs section.To get more updates on Current Affairs, send in your query by mail to education.intoday@gmail.comlast_img read more

India’s Test warm-up ends with hundred for Vijay and 62 for KL Rahul

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first_imgMurali Vijay and KL Rahul were both back among the runs in India’s second innings on the final day of their only warm-up match against Cricket Australia XI on Saturday as the match ended in a draw.India scored 211/2 in 43.4 overs in the second innings as the match ended with Murali Vijay falling for 129 in 132 deliveries at a Daniel Fallins delivery.The Indian team management would breath a sigh of relief after watching Vijay and Rahul bat on Saturday as the team is most likely to go with the two of them as openers for the first Test starting December 6.Earlier, 19-year-old Prithvi Shaw was guaranteed an opener spot after his half century debut in Australia in the warm-up but India lost the youngster to an ankle injury.Shaw twisted his ankle when he tumbled over the rope on the third day of the warm-up while attempting to field and scans in the hospital later ruled him out from the first Test.Rahul has struggled for runs in recent times [apart from a hundred in the final Test vs England] and India’s third opening option, Murali Vijay, is on the comeback trail after he was dropped following a poor tour of England earlier this year.India, the world’s top-ranked Test side, got a second chance to bat in the tour match after the Cricket Australia XI kept them on the field for more than 151 overs, finally getting dismissed for 544 with a first innings lead of 186.Rahul, who was dismissed for three in the first innings, made a stroke-filled 62, hitting eight fours and a six in his knock after an opening stand of 109.advertisementVijay, dropped for the home two-Test series against West Indies, scored 129, his innings studded with 16 fours and five sixes. He smashed off-spinner Jake Carder for 26 in an over to reach his hundred.Earlier, four batsmen from the representative side scored half-centuries, with wicketkeeper-batsman Harry Nielsen scoring 100 to make the Indian bowlers toil.The Test series begins in Adelaide on Thursday, with further matches in Perth, Melbourne and Sydney.(With Reuters inputs)Also Read | Australia start favourites in Test series vs India, says Ravichandran AshwinAlso Read | We want to make Australians proud: Justin Langer ahead of Test series vs IndiaAlso Read | Ex-Australia cricketers differ on ways to tackle the Virat Kohli threatAlso Read | Australia cricketers tend to break fine line between cheating and gamesmanship: Gavaskarlast_img read more

Xiaomi Mi 9: Full specs, expected price, launch timeline and availability details leak

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first_imgXiaomi is working on a number of phones to launch in 2019. The company has officially confirmed to start the new year by launching a new Redmi phone under the “independent” Redmi brand on Jan 10 in China. This phone could either be the Redmi Pro 2 or Redmi 7. Xiaomi is also working on the successor to the Mi 8, aka Mi 9. Last week a leak revealed that the upcoming Mi 9 will be different from the Mi 8 and sport triple rear camera, in-display fingerprint sensor and be powered by Qualcomm’s most capable Snapdragon 855 chipset.Xiaomi is yet to confirm the Mi 9 officially, but considering the rate at which details of the phone are leaking it won’t be wrong to expect the Mi 9 to launch in the next few months. A new leak now reveals the full specs, expected price, and also the launch timeline of the Mi 9. The leak suggests that Xiaomi could launch the Mi 9 by the end of February, most likely at Mobile World Congress. As for the availability, the leak suggests that the Mi 9 will be available for purchase sometime around March.Mi 9 leaked specs, priceDesign: The leak reveals that from the front the Mi 9 will look a lot like the OnePlus 6T while from the back – especially the camera department – the phone could be quite similar to the Huawei Mate 20 Pro.Display: The leak suggests that the Xiaomi Mi 9 could come with a waterdrop style notch. In fact, we believe most Xiaomi phones launching this year will sport the tiny notch instead of the traditional wide notch. This means that the bezels of the Mi 9 will be slimmer compared to the Mi 8. The leak further reveals that the Mi 9 will come packed with a 6.4-inch 19:9 FHD+ AMOLED display.advertisementProcessor: Well, as for the hardware specs the leak isn’t very surprising. It suggests that the Mi 9 will be powered by Snapdragon 855 chipset that has been announced by Qualcomm very recently paired with the X24 LTE modem. Most flagships launching in 2019 from other OEMs are expected to come with Snapdragon 855.Variants: The leak suggests that Xiaomi could launch the Mi 9 in one variant with 6GB RAM paired with 128GB of internal storage.Camera: On the rear panel the Mi 9 is said to sport triple cameras while on the front there will be just one selfie shooter which will sit inside the teardrop notch. Talking about the rear panel first, the leak suggests that the Mi 9 will include a primary camera of 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor, a secondary camera of 12MP and the third camera will be a 3D TOF camera. On the front, the Mi 9 is expected to sport a 24MP camera for clicking selfies.Battery: The leak reveals that the Mi 9 could be backed by a 3,500 mAh battery with 32W fast charging. As rumoured previously the new leak suggests that the Mi 9 will not come with wireless charging support.Price: The expected price of the Mi 9 has also been revealed now. As noted, the Mi 9 is expected to come in only one variant with 6GB RAM + 128GB storage. This model of the phone is said to be priced around CNY 2,999 which is roughly translated to Rs 30,500. This price is expected for the China model of the Mi 9, as of now, there’s no report whether the phone will head to India or not.ALSO READ | Mi 9, Mi Mix 4 to be most innovative Xiaomi phones ever, but should Indians care?ALSO READ | After Samsung, is Xiaomi working on a foldable phone too? Hands-on video leaksALSO READ | Xiaomi teases 65-inch Mi TV 4 ahead of India launch, could be priced under Rs 60,000last_img read more