Centenarian Man Kaur won the 100-metre sprint at the World Masters Games in Auckland, New Zealand, on Monday, April 24. It took the 101-year-old Indian one minute and 14 seconds to completethe 100 metre sprint. Considering that she was the only participant inthe 100-years-and-over category at the New Zealand event, her victorywas guaranteed.She celebrated her victory with a little dance; this was the 17th gold medal in Kaur’s remarkable career, which she started when she was 93 years old.Kaur also has plans to compete in the 200m sprint, the two kilogram shot put and 400 gram javelin in Auckland.About World Masters GamesThe World Masters Games is a global multi-sport event for athletes of master’s ageIt is held every four years, in a different city of the world, each timeEvery sport is different with respect to the age at which athletes becomes masters. However, you’re a master at the age of 25 in swimming and generally a master in most sports by the age of 35The World Masters Games follows the Olympics model. There are summer and winter Games like the Olympics. Plus, there are opening and closing ceremonies and medals are awardedHowever, unlike Olympics, you do not need to be an elite athlete to compete, and in most sports, you don’t need to qualifyAnyone can register for the Games — whether to win, to have fun, to beat your personal best or to travel to a new place of the worldSome sports also have competition classifications for para-athletes.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.advertisementTo get more updates on Current Affairs, send in your query by mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kolkata, May 9 (PTI) National badminton coach Pullela Gopichand does not mind the fierce on-court rivalry between two Olympic medalists Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu as long as it works as a tool of improvement for both the shuttlers. “If it helps the performance get better, I am happy,” Gopichand said at the book launch of A History of Indian Sport through 100 Artefacts by Boria Majumdar. Saina and Sindhu were in action yesterday when they teamed up for their employers Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) in a doubles rubber at the 38th PSPB inter-unit badminton championship in Bangalore. Although the PV Sindhu-Saina Nehwal pair went down fighting against doubles specialist pair of N Sikki Reddy and Aparna Balan, the handful of spectators present witnessed a rare partnership between the arch-rivals. Sindhu-Saina has earlier teamed up to play doubles in Uber Cup. “Saina has had some good performances. She is on her way to recovery, hope she comes back stronger,” Gopi came to her former wards defence when asked about her poor form. “We have the World Championships coming up. That will be a good tournament to win. Overall, we will have an Olympic medal activity. Every year, the World Championships and the All England will be the two most prized positions along with the other Super Series events.” Having tasted bronze in London and a silver in Rio, Gopichand hoped Tokyo has better results in store for India. “There is still time. Its been a tough journey till now and it will get more tougher because the benchmarks have gone higher. I hope that we will be able to achieve better results next time than what we did last time.” Looking back at his journey with Sindhu, he said: “In 2010, I came back from the Asian Games, Sindhu barely managed to win Sub-junior Nationals. I realised I was not really focussing much on her. I asked her to turn up at 4.15 am so I get an hour with her.” The Olympic medal is reward for six years of hardwork. “Its that seven years of consistent effort, that conviction that has yielded the result. I am so grateful about it.” He further spoke about how sports in India can grow by making it “system-supported, coach-led and athlete-centric”. “For any sport to come up in India, it should be system- supported, coach-led and athlete-centric… It is always people first, programmes next. Infrastructure and facilities come third. “But we often start with infrastructure first and thats why we have had great stadiums without any players being produced. But if we have great coaches, we do not need great facilities to produce players,” Gopichand who had placed India on top in badminton with his success with Saina and then Sindhu said. Gopicand further lamented that Indian are a very administrative driven at many places. “Sometimes when players become successful, the development initiative becomes successful athlete led. Again successful athlete-centric programmes turn out to be disasters.” Asked about his daughter Gayatri, who won a double crown in Junior Grand Prix in Jakarta, Gopichand said: “It is too early to say if she (Gayatri) is the next best thing. She is good but its too early but I am happy she enjoys the sport.” Gopichand held out hope for the reigning womens national champion Rituparna Das. “She (Rituparna) is in the top-50 (in the world). It is a good position to be behind Saina and Sindhu. She is the next highest ranked players in the country. There is still time when she can reach the top ten in the world. I am sure she is somebody who is working hard and will have success in the future,” the national coach concluded. PTI TAP KHS KHSadvertisement
Airtel has launched its second cheap 4G smartphone under its ‘Mera Pehla smartphone’ initiative. The company on Monday announced its partnership with another Indian mobile devices manufacturer named Celkon to launch its second 4G smartphone called Celkon Smart 4G at Rs 1349. Only few weeks ago, Airtel launched its first 4G smartphone Karbonn A40 in partnership with Karbonn Mobiles.The Celkon Smart 4G is a full touchscreen 4G smartphone at an effective price of Rs 1349. The smartphone 4G has a current market price of nearly Rs 3500. The device sports a 4-inch touchscreen, dual SIM slots and FM radio.The Android Marshmallow-powered Celkon Smart 4G offers full access to all apps on Google Play Store, including YouTube, Facebook and WhatsApp. The device will come preloaded with MyAirtel App, Wynk Music and Airtel TV. The phone is backed by a 1500mAh battery and powered by 1.3 GhZ quad core processor with 1GB RAM. It has 8GB internal storage which is expandable upto 32GB via microSD card. There’s a 3.2MP camera on front and 2MP front camera.The smartphone will come bundled with a monthly plan of Rs 169 from Airtel, same as we saw in Karbonn A40. The plan offers unlimited calling along with 0.5GB data per day for 28 days.Also Read: Airtel revamps Rs 349 plan, offers unlimited outgoing calls on roaming, 1GB data and 100 SMS per day”We are pleased to partner with Celkon in our endeavour to bring affordable smartphone options to the market and build an ‘open ecosystem’ of low cost devices. Celkon has strong brand affinity and deep distribution in southern Indian markets, and our partnership will enable us to serve a large set of customers with this affordable smartphone proposition. Airtel’s ‘Mera Pehla Smartphone’ proposition has received an extremely positive response from customers and we look forward to bringing more device partners on-board in the near future,” says Raj Pudipeddi, director , Consumer Business & CMO, Bharti Airtel.advertisementHere’s how this will work?To avail of this offer, a customer needs to make a down payment of Rs 2849 for the 4G smartphone and make 36 continuous monthly recharges of Rs 169. The customer will get a cash refund of Rs 500 after 18 months and another Rs 1000 after 36 months, taking the total cash benefit to Rs 1500. In case the customer does not wish to opt for the Rs 169 bundled plan, she/he has the flexibility of doing recharges of any denomination and validity as per individual requirements. However, to claim the cash refund benefit, recharges worth Rs 3000 must be done within the first 18 months (to claim the first refund installment of Rs 500) and another Rs 3000 over the next 18 months (to claim the second refund installment of Rs 1000). The ownership of the smartphone is completely with the customer and there is no need to return the device to Airtel/Celkon at any point to claim the cash benefit.Celkon Smart 4G is available at all leading mobile stores. Customer can purchase the smartphone from any of these stores and get the prepaid recharge done from any Airtel retailer. After sales support for the device will be provided by Celkon through their service network.
Chennai, Nov 25 (PTI) Tamil Nadus Sethu Football Club began its campaign in the Group “A” of Indian Womens League qualifying tournament, with a 16-0 rout of Baroda FA at Kolhapur today.The Madurai-based team led 8-0 at half-time and pumped in eight more in the second half, a press release said.Striker R Sumithra netted six goals, including a hat-trick, Velanie Fernandes scored three, Puja Karmakar and M Nandhini scored two each while Laura Estibeiro, Manisha and A Karthika also found the net.”This is a great start for our team and we hope to carry the momentum into our next game,” coach Kalpana Dass said.”Its exciting to have scored six (goals),” said Sumithra, who hails from Thiruvarur and has turned out for the state in the national championships.”We have been working methodically at practice. Our aim is to qualify,” she added.Sethu FC next plays J&K State Sports Councilï¿½on November 27 in what is now a five-team group following the withdrawal of Capital Complex Sporting Club. PTI SS BN
Virat Kohli’s dedication to his craft is no secret and the Indian captain is all set to set an example once more.Amidst hosting his reception in Delhi on Thursday to throwing another reception party in Mumbai on December 26, Kohli is set begin training for the gruelling South Africa tour on Friday.India will be touring South Africa for three Tests, six One-Day Internationals and three T20Is, beginning January 5.Kohli along with his newly-wed wife Anushka Sharma hosted the first of his two receptions in New Delhi on Thursday, where he invited all his friends and family who were unable to attend their intimate wedding in Italy.Kohli’s Delhi teammates, along with big names like Gautam Gambhir, Shikhar Dhawan and Suresh Raina made it to his Delhi reception. Kohli, Dhawan and Anushka were also seen shaking a leg at their reception party.The rumours of his wedding went rife when Kohli asked for rest from the ODI and T20 series against Sri Lanka saying it was much needed since his body has taken a toll over the last two years.”Last time I took a break, it was very difficult to handle. But my body is wanting it right now. My body has taken a toll in the last couple of years and now is the perfect time to take a rest from the game,” Kohli said after Sri Lanka played out a draw in the final Test at Delhi’s Feroz Shah Kotla.Even before the Test series vs Sri Lanka had begun, Kohli had said that he was not a robot and needed rest.advertisement”Definitely I do need a rest. When I think of the time my body should be rested I will ask for it, why not. I’m not a robot, you can slice my skin and check if I still bleed.”Kohli was named man-of-the-series after finishing with 610 runs including two double hundreds against Sri Lanka.Kohli has been among the busiest cricketers in the world over the last two years. He had last taken a break in mid-2016 but has since scored runs across formats.In 2017, Kohli smashed 2818 international runs including 11 hundreds from 46 matches. He has been rested for the limited-overs phase against Sri Lanka. Rohit Sharma will lead India in the three ODIs and three T20 Internationals this month.Kohli missed only one international match this year when he had to sit out of the fourth and final Test against Australia in Dharamsala due to a shoulder injury. He also missed four matches for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL.Kohli, evidently has enjoyed his rare downtime by tying the knot with Anushka. But with the testing South Africa tour coming near, Kohli will be training with his childhood coach Rajkumar Sharma from today itself.Rajkumar Sharma mentioned the lack of preparatory time that they have but said they would work on his batting.”We have very little time now, but there’s still a week for practice. We will work on his batting,” Sharma told Mid-Day.”Virat is very good at the pull shot and now he’s working on the cut. As a young player, he was fortunate to play on matting wickets at the academy and those pitches helped him deal with short deliveries well. That is why he is comfortable against the short stuff and is not scared of anybody,” he added.Sharma conceded that they have prepared a South Africa-like wicket for Kohli to practice and in order to face accomplished pacers like Dale Steyn and Kagiso Rabada, Kohli will be facing quicks in the practice as well.”We prepare wickets which he will encounter in South Africa and there will be fast bowlers to bowl to him as well. There will be a lot of preparation for the South Africa tour, but of course he knows how to tackle such situations,” Sharma told.He credited Kohli’s success to his hard work and determination and said it was his hunger for runs that made his so good.”It’s all due to his talent, hard work and work ethic. More than anything else, it’s his hunger for runs and victories that has made him such a consistent performer.”
Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard says it “would be a dream” to play under French great and current Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane in the future.Hazard has been instrumental to Chelsea’s success since joining the club in 2012, winning two Premier League titles, a League Cup and the Europa League, and has scored three goals and provided four assists in 13 appearances this season.Media reports have repeatedly linked the Belgian with the Spanish champions and the 26-year-old did not rule out a future move to Real Madrid.”Everyone knows the respect I have for Zidane as a player, but also as a manager. He was my idol,” Hazard told Belgian TV channel RTL. “I do not know what will happen in the future. However, for sure, to play under Zidane would be a dream.”I am enjoying life at Chelsea. I still have a lot of things to achieve with them. I am focused on playing for Chelsea.”Reuters Photo Hazard said that he would also enjoy a reunion with former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, who is currently at league rivals Manchester United.”Of course (I would enjoy working with Mourinho again). I like facing him also as an opponent. If we were to work together in the future it would be with pleasure,” Hazard said.Hazard has been called up for Belgium’s friendlies against Mexico and Japan and will reunite with Chelsea, who are fourth in the league, ahead of their trip to West Bromwich Albion on Nov. 18.
Olympiakos 17-game winning streak in the Greek league ended Monday after being held 1-1 by lowly Platanias.Argentinian Leonardo Ramos scored for the home side in the 35th minute, chipping the ball past two defenders before beating goalkeeper Roberto, after a cross from Fanouris Goundoulakis caught the Greek champion off-guard.Kostas Fortounis equalized in the 72nd, beating goalkeeper Dimitris Sotoriou from close range after Jimmy Durmaz’s initial shot was blocked.«I’m happy to get the goal against the best team in the league», Ramos said.Olympiakos now leads with 52 points from 18 matches, comfortably ahead of second-placed AEK Athens which has 36 after being promoted last season.TweetPinShare0 Shares
NEW YORK — Noah Syndergaard readily admits he had no chance at the plate against Max Scherzer. On the mound, though, the young Mets ace more than held his own.Syndergaard brought his 100 mph heat and struck out 10, Curtis Granderson homered on Scherzer’s first pitch, and New York beat the Washington Nationals 2-0 May 17 to stop a four-game skid.“I think he rises to the challenge,” Mets Manager Terry Collins said.Syndergaard shows little emotion on or off the field, but was pumped up to face a former Cy Young Award winner who threw two no-hitters last year and fanned a record-tying 20 in his last start.“It just adds that much more,” Syndergaard said.Daniel Murphy returned to Citi Field with a major league-best .400 batting average and drew two early standing ovations, then got booed. The former Mets post-season star got one of five hits Syndergaard (4-2) gave up in seven innings.“Very nice of them,” Murphy said of the cheers.Michael Conforto also homered as the Mets sent the NL East leaders to their third straight loss. Jeurys Familia worked the ninth for his 13th save in as many chances.Scherzer (4-3) also struck out 10 in his first start since fanning a record-tying 20 against Detroit in his last outing. Kerry Wood set the modern mark of 33 strikeouts in consecutive starts in 1998.“It’s just one of those outings where, when you lose, it’s always frustrating, because you go back and think how you can pitch better,” Scherzer said. “At the end of the day, I did pitch well, just not well enough.”This was the first game in the majors this season in which both starters fanned at least 10.Syndergaard, who hit two home runs at Dodger Stadium in his previous start, struck out both times against Scherzer.“I couldn’t see anything he was throwing up there,” Syndergaard said. “I don’t know how anybody hits that guy.”Scherzer allowed just three hits in 6 1/3 innings but two of them left the ballpark.Granderson led off with a high fly that kept carrying and landed beyond the right-field wall. It was some late revenge for him — last October, Granderson popped up for the final out when Scherzer pitched a no-hitter and fanned 17 at this stadium.“First time that’s ever happened to me, giving up the first pitch as a home run,” Scherzer said.Syndergaard came out blazing, exactly a year after he earned his first career win. Now the hardest thrower among big league starters, the 23-year-old righty hit 100 mph with seven of his pitches in the first inning. He was under control, too, walking none.Nationals slugger Bryce Harper hit an easy come-backer and struck out twice against Syndergaard.Earlier in the day, they ran into each other at an ESPN presentation at the midtown theatre where The Lion King is playing, and Harper joked that it was a bit awkward.Harper had walked in 10 straight games, tying a franchise record, but went 0-for-4.Asked whether he ever considered pitching around Harper, Syndergaard simply said: “No, not at all.”Murphy homered in a postseason-record six straight games last October, and got a standing ovation when the Mets played a one-minute video montage of his highlights on the scoreboard before the game. He waved his hat to acknowledge the cheers.Murphy got another ovation when he batted for the first time, but got booed his next time up.Murphy became a free agent after helping the Mets reach the World Series, and the second baseman signed a $37.5 million, three-year deal with the Nationals.(BEN WALKER, AP Baseball Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shares
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — After a disappointing exit from the European Championship, Belgium began its bid to qualify for the 2018 World Cup under new coach Roberto Martinez with a 3-0 victory over Cyprus on Tuesday.Striker Romelu Lukaku scored a goal in each half as the talent-packed team looked determined to shake off its underachiever tag.Belgium had gone into Euro 2016 in France as a title favorite, but lost 3-1 to Wales in the quarterfinals. The Red Devils were the favorites on Tuesday, and this time Lukaku delivered.He headed home the opener in the 13th minute after Cyprus goalkeeper Konstantinos Panagi had parried a low shot from Thomas Meunier. In the 61st, Lukaku netted his second of the night, his 19th international goal.Yannick Carrasco rounded off the scoring nine minutes from time, before substitute Michy Batshuayi had a last-minute penalty kick saved by Panagi.Elsewhere, there were convincing victories too for Belgium’s Group H rivals Greece and Bosnia-Herzegovina.TweetPinShare0 Shares
Almost every micro-based project that I have designed in the past 25 years has had a flashing LED, originally as a “health” indicator, but the feature has expanded to use as a status indicator where the number and length of the flash can impart more information. This technique is very common in providing diagnostic information on low end products where there is only a single LED to provide communication. Devices like furnace controllers spring to mind.click for larger image Figure 1: An LED matrix controlled by an ICM 7218 LED Display Driver. I wasn’t expected to provide any flashing with these LEDs. I just wanted to reinforce the point that you should be using a lookup table to map the physical outputs to the logical output. And yes, you have seen this photo before. I have used it in at least two other blogs! (Source: Author) Figure 2: A controller for a standby diesel driven pump. Each pair of LEDs was connected in parallel for redundancy (a leftover requirement from incandescent lamps). It followed the normal annunciator format of flashing when an alarm was detected and continuously on when acknowledged – so no fancy flashing codes. (Source: Author) On some occasions I have designed products with quite a few LEDs. Figures 1 and 2 show an early ones, but in a recent product (Figure 3) the customer wanted a simple multi LED display (instead of an alphanumeric LCD), and with it, the ability to flash them at different rates and codes. Fortunately only one was bi-colour and I treated it as two separate LEDs.Figure 3. First protoype of a burner controller. There are 15 LEDs in total, down the right hand side. The STOP/RESET and START buttons along with the LEDs will be designed on to a membrane keypad and no doubt the resulting allocation of LEDs to the connector will not match the outputs that I selected initially. As it is, the customer has moved the relative physical locations of the LEDs twice since this photo was taken. (Source: Author) The device shown in Figure 3 is a prototype with the intention of using a membrane keypad to implement the system in the future. For those of you who have never worked on a real live system, let me tell you a secret. Whatever pinout you select to drive the LEDs, it will change at least once over the life of the project. In this case above, the LEDs are driven from individual ports on the micro, but they could just have been driven from an LED controller as shown in Figure 1. The approach is to write a driver that includes a lookup table so that the logical outputs can be mapped to the physical outputs and subsequently shuffled around with the changes being made in only one place. If that’s all you take from this blog I would be satisfied, but there’s more advice.Where I have only used one LED to convey information, I have never really been consistent and often re-wrote software from scratch as the presented information differed. The code would consist of separate blocks to flash the LED under normal circumstances and then some code to vary timing and number of flashes. I never figured out a simple approach until now. Quite obviously I am slow on the uptake and maybe this is a well-known approach and I re-invented the wheel (not for the first time). Perhaps there is an even simpler approach – but here goes.I created an array of 15 32-bit variables. Each element of the array corresponds to a particular LED (there being 15 of them). I chose an update timer of 100ms which seemed to me optimal for the eye to detect and register especially when trying to count flashes. At each timer “tick” the processor looked at each bit of the element of the array in turn. If the bit was set, the LED was turned on, and conversely if the bit was cleared the LED was turned off. (Please note that this is done via the aforementioned lookup table). This would give me a cycle time of 3.2 seconds (32 * 0.1). If the LED was to be continuously illuminated, the concomitant variable would be set to 0xffffffff. Three short flashes could be 0xa8000000, and one long and 2 short could be 0xf0a00000. In my case the processor would have to analyse all 15 variables at each timer tick.I think I can even turn this into re-usable code! Who’d a thunk you could write a whole blog on the blinky LED? Log in to Reply “A side note, the CANOpen standard specified standard colors and flashing patterns for status LEDs.nnAnd although flashing LED’s help, IF there could be multiple causes for said flashing, troubleshooting is still more difficult than it could be…” February 23, 2017 at 1:47 pm Log in to Reply “@TonyTibnn”the CANOpen standard specified standard colors and flashing patterns for status LEDs. “nnThanks for this. I didn’t know that there were any standards for flashing LEDs. This is fascinating. If anyone is interested I found a description on February 23, 2017 at 12:05 am antedeluvian says: Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Design Methods Continue Reading Previous Futuristic Embedded Technologies at ESC Boston 2017Next Is 2017 the year of the voice interface? Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must Register or Login to post a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. 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Do you remember my previous column on my current hobby project (see Bodacious Brain Meets ESC Boston 2017 )? Well, things are progressing in leaps and bounds to the extent that we may even have some prototyping boards to demonstrate and give away at the ESC Boston event.Before I tell you more, let’s remind ourselves that, as seen in this video, we had two contenders for the brain’s home: a domed, smooth-sided glass cylinder and a more curvaceous container. I was leaning toward the smooth-sided cylinder, but then someone suggested that I make two brains — one male and one female. The idea is that, in the absence of any external stimuli, the two brains could communicate with each other, perhaps using infrared, with the results being displayed on their neurons’ tri-color LEDs. Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must Register or Login to post a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Industry, Solutions Continue Reading Previous “Toyota’s Killer Firmware” and the “Single Bit Flip That Killed”? Not!Next Applying DevOps to IoT solution development I fear that if these artificial brains are anything like me and my wife (Gina the Gorgeous), their conversation may be somewhat one-sided, but we’ll address that problem when we get to it.Now, it has to be said that I’m typically the only person who is enthused by my hobby projects. When I start talking about one of these little rascals, most people just nod, smile, and edge their way to the door. So you can only imagine my surprise to have discovered a fellow enthusiast in the person of Nathan John.I’m saddened to say that, although he started off as an engineer, Nathan was lured by the dark side and now finds himself Director of Marketing at Silego. Happily, he’s not been completely lost to us because he’s still an engineer at heart.As you may recall, Silego makes teeny-tiny (2mm x 3mm) GPAK5 chips. In addition to things like analog comparators, digital function blocks (flip-flops, latches, look-up-tables, delays, and counters), and an 8-byte RAM, these little scamps also feature a small asynchronous state machine (ASM) that’s equivalent to having a simple MCU running approximately 100 lines of code.(Source: Silego) The thing is that, whilst being briefed on one of Silego’s products recently, I happened to mention the Bodacious Brain along with some of my ruminations and cogitations regarding its implementation. A few days later, I received an email from Nathan saying:Max, I hold you personally responsible for periods of sleeplessness thinking about Bodacious Brain ideas and architectures when I should have been getting my beauty rest. Based on straining my brain harder than I should, I have the first inklings of a GPAK-based architecture that I think could be of interest to you.Well, earlier today, Nathan and I had a very interesting conversation regarding the way in which one might implement GPAK-based neurons and connect them together to form the brain. I don’t want to say too much at the moment because our ideas are still in flux. What I will say is that we’re envisaging each neuron being implemented as a small round circuit board as illustrated below.(Source: Max Maxfield) The board will be ringed with a series of plated through vias that will be used to supply power and connect the neurons together. The GPAK5 chip will be located on the back of the neuron along with a capacitor and the three current-limiting resistors for the tri-color LED. On the front of the neuron will be four pads, to which the leads from the LED will be attached.Nathan has come up with a rather cunning plan for the neurons to communicate with each other. Indeed, this is a plan so cunning that we could pin a tail on it and call it a weasel, but I don’t want to give too much away at this time.One of my presentations at ESC Boston is going to be on the current state of play with regard to the Bodacious Brain . I will reveal all at that time. In fact, there’s a strong possibility that we might even have some GPAK5-based Bodacious Brain prototyping boards to demonstrate and give away as part of my presentation; I’m making no promises, but we’re working on it.This talk will be in the ESC Engineering Theater, so it’s open to anyone, including those with a Free Expo Pass, but you do need to register. Hopefully I’ll see you there. I’ll be the one in the Hawaiian shirt. As always, all you have to do is shout “Max, Beer!” or “Max, Bacon!” to be assured of my undivided attention.
Continue Reading Previous Renesas: RX72M MCUs with EtherCAT support for industrial applicationsNext Arrow introduces next-generation IoT wireless modules A new not-for-profit global organization aims to boost the adoption of open-source processors by providing a platform for collaboration, creating a focal point for ecosystem development, and offering open-source IP for processor cores.Headed by Founder and CEO, Rick O’Connor, the OpenHW Group has already recruited 13 sponsor organizations and expects this to grow to 25 by the end of 2019. OpenHW Group is a member of the RISC-V Foundation of which O’Connor was Executive Director until May this year, and has entered into a strategic partnership with the Eclipse Foundation, a global community for open-source software collaboration and innovation.Inaugural OpenHW sponsors include Alibaba, Bluespec, CMC Microsystems, Embecosm, ETH Zurich (University), GreenWaves, Imperas, Metrics, Mythic AI, NXP, Onespin, Silicon Labs and Thales.The OpenHW Group will serve developers of processor cores and hardware and software engineers who design SoCs. The advent of open ISAs such as RISC-V has encouraged organizations throughout the world to take a fresh look at open-source processor development. For these organizations, the OpenHW Group aims to drive greater awareness, understanding and availability of open-source processor implementations.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components
(EDS: Correcting headline) London, July 21 (PTI) Stuart Broad wants to be the go-to “guy” for England skipper Joe Root as the seamer gears up to prove his fitness and make a comeback in the big-ticket Test series against India, beginning August 1. The Nottinghamshire pace bowler doesn’t want to look too far ahead, but next year’s Ashes series is definitely on his radar. “I think it is quite dangerous to look as far ahead as that. It can take your mind off what is really important,” Broad told Sky Sports News. “I don’t want to look too far ahead, but a huge goal of mine is to regain the Ashes in 2019. That is number one, top of the list, but what is going to make me a better cricketer in the short term, is to be able to be in that team fit and firing and be the guy Rooty (Joe Root) looks to.” On a comeback trail, Broad will look to regain full fitness after suffering an ankle injury playing for his county against Worcestershire in the Specsavers County Championship last month. “I really need to shorten my mindset and get things that are really reachable now and get things to push towards, rather than look to ends of careers because once you do that you slow down as a person and I am not at the stage of wanting to do that.” PTI AH ATAT BSBS
Mario Balotelli scored through an incredible trick shot from behind the goal post and challenged other football stars to emulate the same.The Italian striker on Thursday uploaded a video on his Instagram account where he could be seen scoring from behind the goal post with a trick shot.After scoring the goal, Mario challenged Brazil and Real Madrid star Marcelo to do the same.The former Manchester City striker posted the video with the caption: “Marcelo, brother, lets see if you can do this.”Apart from Marcelo, the 27-year-old also challenged some of the biggest name in world football including that of Neymar, Zlatan Ibrahimovic Kylian Mbappe, Paul Pogba and others.While Balotelli was busy having fun on the training ground, his footballing future is far from settled.The striker who is currently contracted to French club Nice created headlines at the start of July when failed to show up for the first day of pre-season.Balotelli, who has scored 33 goals in 51 Ligue 1 matches for Nice, has been linked with a move to Marseille.Balotelli’s decision to not attend the beginning of pre-season training didn’t go down well with Nice fans.In a statement released by Populaire Sud Nice ultra group, the supporters said they feel betrayed by Balotelli’s act.”First of all, we want to remind Mario that the Nicois welcomed him to Nice as a child of the city and the club, that he has been loved, hailed and supported like nowhere else and without doubt more than ever since the start of his career,” the statement read.advertisement”We totally accept that support and are therefore all the more disappointed, and we feel betrayed that he behaves this way towards a club and fans who have respected him and helped relaunch him.”In conclusion, Mario, when you are summoned for preseason, even if you know that perhaps you won’t stay, you turn up on time and say goodbye politely. Instead of stealing away like a thief in the night. You have got it all wrong, Mario.”However, Balotelli has since returned to Nice’s training centre as the club is locked in negotiations with Marseille.
Vivo is set to launch the Vivo V11 Pro in India on September 6. The company has been teasing the phone for quite a while now and has confirmed that the Vivo V11 Pro will come with in-display fingerprint sensor like that of the Vivo NEX. Having said that, it is safe to say that the V11 Pro will be the cheapest phone to come with an in-display fingerprint sensor. With just a few days to go for the official launch of the phone, hands-on images of the V11 Pro have been leaked online.The images leaked by Mysmartprice re-confirm that the V11 Pro will come with dual camera setup on the rear panel and Oppo R17 Pro like Waterdrop notch display. The leaked pictures show the phone in Gold colour and with very minimal bezels on the sides. The chin has also as thin as the top bezel. The phone is also seen with an in-display fingerprint sensor, as already confirmed by the company.The images reveal the complete design of the phone. The pictures show the phone from both the front and the rear side. Coming to the back side first, the dual camera setup is positioned in a vertical fashion right at the top right edge followed by the LED flash which will help users to click clear and detailed pictures in low-light situations. The image revealing the front side of the phone show the phone with Waterdrop notch display which is also seen in some of the recently launched Oppo phones likes the Oppo F9 Pro and the Oppo R17 Pro.advertisementMeanwhile, Mahesh Telecom also posted some dummy images of the Vivo V11 Pro on its Twitter handle. The images reveal almost the same details. It, however, additionally confirms that the V11 Pro will come with a 3.5mm headphone jack which will be placed on the bottom edge next to the speaker grill.On Thursday, the full specs sheet of the phone was leaked by Android Pure website. According to the specs sheet, the V11 Pro will sport a big 6.41-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display with a fingerprint sensor placed beneath the screen. Under the hood, the V11 Pro will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 660 AI processor which is mainly designed for the phones in the mid-tier. The phone will come paired with 6GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage which can be expanded up to 256GB via a microSD card.Interestingly, the specs sheet reveals that the V11 Pro will come with a triple card slot, which means two SIM cards and a microSD card can be used at the same time. Alongside the in-display fingerprint sensor, another highlight of the V11 Pro is said to be its camera. The leaked specs sheet suggests that the phone will come with AI-powered cameras. On the rear panel, the smartphone will come with dual pixel cameras consisting of a primary sensor of 12-megapixel and a secondary sensor 5-megapixel. On the front, the V11 Pro will come with a 25-megapixel AI based camera, reveals the specs sheet.ALSO READ: Vivo V11 Pro full specs leaked ahead of September 6 India launchThe V11 Pro is also said to come with face unlock support. The leaked specs sheet also suggests that the phone could also be unlocked in the dark. The smartphone will include a 3400mAh battery with dual engine fast charging support, the specs sheet reveals.Another report reveals that the V11 Pro will go on pre-orders very soon, which will last until September 11. The smartphone is tipped to go on sale on September 12, however, Vivo is yet to confirm the details.
A few weeks ago Nikon had globally announced the Z6 and the Z7 mirrorless cameras. Today the company launched the two cameras in India. For Nikon, the Z6 and the Z7 is the beginning of a new chapter as it enters the mirrorless camera market in earnest. Both the Z6 and the Z7 are full-frame mirrorless cameras, hoping to challenge Sony that dominates this market with A series cameras. As such these are also high-end cameras with the Z6 sporting a price tag of Rs 169,950 and the Z7 coming in at Rs 269,950.These prices are for only the body. With kit lens, the cameras are more expensive. The new Nikon cameras also come with a new Z mount, which means Nikon has also launched the Z Mount to F mount adapter, which costs extra. The prices for various Z6 and the Z7 configuration are:– Nikon Z7 body only: Rs 269,950– Nikon Z7 + NIKKOR Z 24-70mm F/4 S + Mount Adapter FTZ Kit: Rs 326,950– Nikon Z7 + NIKKOR Z 24-70mm F/4 S Kit: Rs 314,950– Nikon Z7 + Mount Adapter FTZ Kit: Rs 281,950– Nikon Z6 (body only): Rs 169,950– Nikon Z6 + NIKKOR Z 24-70mm F/4 S + Mount Adapter FTZ Kit: Rs 226,950– Nikon Z6 + NIKKOR Z 24-70mm F/4 S: Rs 214,950– Nikon Z6 + Z6 Mount Adapter FTZ Kit: Rs 181,950In addition to new cameras, Nikon has also launched in India three new S lens, which will natively support Z mount. These lenses are:– NIKKOR Z 24-70mm F/4 S: Rs 78,450advertisement– NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.8 S: Rs 66,950– Mount Adapter FTZ: Rs 19,950– NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.8 S: Rs 50,950Nikon is hoping that with its new lenses and the new mount, which is extremely wide, it will be able to compete better with Sony, which is in the full-frame mirrorless market for several years now and has won dedicated fans with the recent A7 Mark 3 and A9 Mark 1. With the new Z cameras and and new lenses, the company also hopes to compete with Canon EOS R, which is also a full-frame mirrorless camera and that will launch in India on September 21.The Nikon Z7 will be available in India from September 27 while the Z6 will come only in November. The Z7 is a high-resolution camera with a 45-megapixel image sensor. The Z6, however, is more regular mainstream camera with a 24-megapixel image sensor.Like other mirrorless cameras in the market, the Z6 and the Z7 are smaller compared to full-frame DSLR cameras. Also, like other mirrorless cameras, come support better video recording features as well as come with components like electronic viewfinder and focus points that spread edge-to-edge on a picture frame.However, compared to the Nikon DSLR cameras like the D850 and the D750 that are tried and tested and are widely acknowledged as some of the best cameras ever made, the Z6 and the Z7 are relatively unknown at the moment. Yet, they debut at a price point that is slightly higher relative to the price of Nikon DSLR cameras. For example, the D750 — which has one of the best auto-focus systems, one of the best image sensors and one of the best ISO performances ever seen in a camera — sells for around Rs 1.1 lakh in the Indian market. That may pose challenge for Nikon.
India’s leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal’s heart-warming gesture in the Asia Cup match against Pakistan is winning accolades on social media.Chahal was spotted tying the shoelaces of Pakistan player Usman Khan during the first innings of the high-profile contest.Pakistan were 169/9 in 42.4 overs when Chahal gave Usman a helping hand.India vs Pakistan: Highlights | As it happened | PhotosPakistan were soon bowled out for 162 when Jasprit Bumrah cleaned up Usman off the first ball of the 43rd over.After winning the toss and opting to bat on a flat pitch, Pakistan were bowled out for a paltry total. Pakistan batsmen never really found any momentum as they lost wickets at regular intervals.READ – Clinical India demolish Pakistan by 8 wicketsBhuvneshwar Kumar (3/15) sent back openers Imam-ul-Haq and Fakhar Zaman early on to leave Pakistan struggling with two wickets down after 4.1 overs with just two runs on the board.Players break barriers & how!Yuzvendra Chahal helping a Pakistani player with his shoe laces in today’s match.The second picture is of Pakistani women cricketer, Anam Amin tying the shoe lace of Harpreet Kaur. #AsiaCup2018 #IndiavsPakistan pic.twitter.com/7M9dGrmdItArchana Solanki (@archana0809) September 19, 2018So true…in an age of hashtag nationalism; this right here, is Grace #INDvPAK https://t.co/IGKjzGAtPnbarkha dutt (@BDUTT) September 19, 2018Tender moments that’s why called cricket is a game of gentlemans and Yuzvendra Chahal played definitely like the Gentleman. pic.twitter.com/GMMtUo5tUmadvertisementAmardeep Tomar (@amarzsb) September 19, 2018A true #Athlete has #Ethics, #SportsManship and #Camaraderie which only a #Sport can bring #Pakistan ho ya #India, #Insaniat first! pic.twitter.com/zvdGlmxB0mMaryam Masood (@MaryamMasood80) September 19, 2018Respect #INDvPAK pic.twitter.com/r11pIQYCejAhmed Bollywood (@ahmedzadjali10) September 19, 2018Shoaib Malik (43) and Babar Azam (47) negotiated the spin duo of Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav well and the pair stitched together an 82-run stand for the third wicket.Chinaman Kuldeep triggered Pakistan’s slide with a brilliantly executed wrong un’ that outfoxed Babar when he was looking good.READ – Manish Pandey’s sensational catch wows cricket fansThat opened the floodgates and Pakistan were bundled out for 162 in 43.1 overs.In reply, a quickfire half-century by Rohit Sharma and his 86-run opening stand with Shikhar Dhawan saw India comfortably overhaul the target with a whopping 21 overs to spare.READ – Sarfraz Ahmed admits Pakistan stumped by Kedar JadhavRohit plundered 52 runs off 39 deliveries, hitting six boundaries and three sixes along the way.Dhawan scored 46 runs off 54 balls before a loose shot to a Faheem Ashraf delivery handed an easy catch to Babar Azam at point.Following the duo’s departure, Ambati Rayudu and Dinesh Karthik ensured that India crossed the line without losing any more wickets.(With inputs from IANS)
Bigg Boss 12’s first week is over and host Salman Khan is back with this season’s first Weekend Ka Vaar on n his form during this season’s first weekend ka vaar. He even hummed his own version of BB song.Bigg Boss played a prank on the housemates by giving them some concocted stories through journalist Dibang. He said that Salman Khan will be talking to Srishty about her comments on Anup and Jasleen’s relationship and also Saba and Somi, whose prank divided the house. This left Srishty thinking, who couldn’t remember any incident where she talked ill about the couple. She talks to Sreesanth who asks her not to worry and also gives her a mantra. She keeps reciting that mantra while Salman enjoys watching her all worked up.He meets the contestants through the TV and extends the prank. He targets Srishty and reminds her that there are cameras in the house, and Anup and Jasleen are matured couple and no one has a right to comment over their love life. She tells that she feels Jasleen doesn’t like her much but she is fond of Anupji. However, she would like to know what has she actually said. In a very dramatic way, Salman tells her how can she not remember that she hasn’t spoke a word against them. Srishty takes a sigh of relief.He calls Shivashish English speaking body builder and asks him to bring the housemates from the prison. He asks Deepak to give him whole week’s bulletin but in English. He entertains the actor and others with his funny English. Salman asks Anup if he is liking it inside the house. He says he is good and also sings a song on the actor’s request.advertisementPost the song he asks the housemates to select the gunehgaar of the week. Most of them named Saba while few named Kriti, Shivashish and Dipika.Salman asks Saba why has she got the maximum votes to which she says that maybe because she isn’t diplomatic like others. Dipika tells Salman that Saba and her sister are rude for no reason and also gives example how she tried creating problem when duties were being assigned. When Neha Pendse told that disagreements happen in family, Salman asked the make up their minds if they are family or competitors.He tells Sreesanth that he used a very heavy word upbringing. He tells him that he was angry and couldn’t control his emotions. Salman asks Saba to sit and asks Dipika why was the first task cancelled. She blames it on Sreesanth.When Dipika gives points against Shivashish, Salman tells her that she should have spoken during the task as it was Jodi versus singles and Sree is in their team. He also asks Shivashish why didn’t they say any point against Sree.He also reveals that he the Jodi would have played the task well, all the jodis would have saved groom elimination as they were 2:2.Later, he declares Dipika and Srishty safe for this week. Salman leaves them for a while. Sreesanth talks to Dipika and Neha and tells that the issue raised by Salman is done as he had already apologised. He tells that he had forgotten about it but the discussion brought everything to square one. He tells that the is sure the way he is going, he doesn’t want to be in the show. He goes inside the bathroom and breaks into tears. Karanvir goes inside and asks him not to breakdown as he needs to control himself and this is a test for him.Once Salman is back, everyone gathers in the living area. He asks for Sree and KV and makes fun when they say they both are in the washroom. He asks Sreesanth to toughen himself.Salman praises everyone in the Raja-Rani task as everyone played their part well but he asks Romil what happened to him as he was playing for which team. He tells him that he is attached to Sree and didn’t like his reaction. Salman tells Romil that the band has a special song for him i.e. Kahin Pe Nigahen Kahin Pe Nishana. He takes a dig at the contestants and tells them that he is glad that such gentlemen have come in this season but Colors isn’t liking it.The caller of the week has a question for the jodis team, and asks why do they take suggestion from Karavir Bohra, who is from the opposition team. Romil tells that the concept was clear that it’s Jodi vs Singles but they didn’t know that task they had to play as a team. Salman tells them that the celebs are very clear about it and now they need to clear their head.advertisementAfter the discussions, Salman again asks the housemates to name the gunehgaar of the house. This time maximum votes go to Anup Jalota. He tells Salman that he has been observing the housemates for six days and he had seen captain’s qualities in Dipika on the very first day. So, when he was given the task, he thought Dipika is perfect for this but wanted to see how the teams perform. Deepak and Jasleen get into an argument.Salman tells them as they selected Anup as the gunehgaar, he is will sent to the torture room. He also gives him an option that he can send Jasleen in his place. But, he doesn’t agree to it as it was his decision to select Kriti and Roshmi as the captain. In the torture room, Anup is asked to keep a pipe in his mouth, through which he has to drink karela juice, milk and egg mixture. He sportingly has the fluids.He tells that he will reveal the eliminated names of the contestants tomorrow. After Salman leaves, everyone apologises to Anup Jalota for putting him through the torture. Now, the house is divided into two teams. Romil makes strategy with Kriti, Roshmi and Saurabh that they need to play as a team and break the singles team targetting their weakest link Srishty.Later, Varun Dhawan enters the house and meets the housemates. He tells them that they are trending all over and also says that the jodis are the most entertaining. He asks him and Jasleen to sing one of his song Saturday Saturday in bhajan format. While they sing, Shivashish and Kriti are asked to dance.Also read: Bigg Boss 12: Salman slams Sreesanth for upbringing comment, cricketer threatens to quit show