Marcelo insists Real Madrid’s players are “with the coach to the death” after a shock home defeat to Levante increased the pressure on Julen Lopetegui.Los Blancos saw their winless run extended to five games as they lost at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday, during which they almost set a new record for the longest goalless run in the club’s illustrious history.Defender Marcelo finally ended the barren stretch at 481 minutes when he found the net with a right-footed shot in the second half, though Levante held on to clinch a famous 2-1 triumph in the Spanish capital. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! The result – coming after back-to-back defeats to CSKA Moscow and Deportivo Alaves prior to the international break – leaves Lopetegui facing an uncertain future in his job, though Marcelo feels media speculation over the manager’s future is unfair.”We’re with the coach to the death,” the Brazil international said after the game.”He tells us things very clearly. He has a really good relationship with us. It’s unfair, as you were with [former boss Rafael] Benitez. I don’t like it when the coach isn’t allowed to work.”It’s very unfair. The journalists, when they ask, form an opinion. We’re worried, the pressure of playing at Madrid is tremendous.”We have to show our faces on the pitch and in front of the cameras. We’re not afraid, but we’re worried.”The visitors led 2-0 inside 13 minutes, Jose Luis Morales opening the scoring before Roger Marti converted a penalty, while they had a third disallowed before the break for offside.Lopetegui sent on Gareth Bale at half-time, but, despite incessant late pressure from the hosts, Madrid were unable to get back on level terms.”We’ve done great things. The ball didn’t want to go in. The boss wants to regain confidence. We had 33 shots and not one ball went in,” Marcelo said of the game.”We have to hold our heads high to come back to winning games.”Levante didn’t do much. They took advantage of four mistakes and at the start we tried to draw the game, at least. We finished the game dead, because we left everything on the pitch.”
Real Madrid succumbed to a stunning 3-0 defeat at Eibar as Santiago Solari’s reign as permanent head coach got off to a torrid start on Saturday.Having taken over from the sacked Julen Lopetegui following the 5-1 Clasico drubbing at the hands of Barcelona, Solari showed early promise with four wins from four in his interim tenure.That run was enough to earn the former Madrid midfielder a deal through to June 2021, but his fortunes will have to improve drastically if he is to have any hope of remaining in the Santiago Bernabeu hotseat until then. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Gonzalo Escalante’s scrappy opener saw Madrid fall behind for the first time under Solari, and the writing was on the wall with quickfire goals early in the second period through Sergi Enrich and Kike.The shocking defeat capped a tough 48 hours for the club, who on Friday released a statement to deny accusations made by Der Spiegel that captain Sergio Ramos had broken anti-doping regulations on two occasions in the past.Ramos and the rest of the backline were soon under pressure, Thibaut Courtois producing a wonder-save to tip Kike’s dipping 30-yard volley onto the post, before Karim Benzema was denied on the line by Cote.After 15 minutes of frenetic action, Eibar broke the deadlock as Barca loanee Marc Cucurella surged down the left and squared for Kike. His attempt was brilliantly kept out by Courtois but Escalante managed to bundle the ball home from inside the six-yard box.5 – Real Madrid have only attempted five total shots in the first half against Eibar, the lowest figure they have recorded at halftime in a single all competitions game under Santiago Solari. Clog. pic.twitter.com/bj9F4gzCYy— OptaJose (@OptaJose) November 24, 2018And shortly after the restart, the European champions’ woe worsened.Toni Kroos played a poor pass across the defence to Alvaro Odriozola, who dallied on the ball, allowing Cucurella to steal in and tee up Enrich for a low finish inside the left-hand post.Five minutes later, the game was effectively put beyond a desperate Madrid as Cucurella whipped in a low cross that took a touch off Enrich and ran perfectly for Kike to tap into an empty net from five yards to seal Eibar’s first ever league win over their illustrious opponents.What does it mean? Solari under the pump immediatelyThings could hardly have gone worse for the new head coach. One defeat in isolation is far from disastrous, but the manner of such a loss was concerning. Leaders Barca could be seven points clear of Madrid by the end of Saturday.Cucurella a class aboveEscalante, Enrich and Kike scored the goals but Cucurella was the real star. On loan from Madrid’s fierce rivals, he tormented the right side of Los Blancos’ defence and had a hand in all three goals.Madrid malaise returns with a vengeanceOften under Lopetegui, Madrid looked devoid of inspiration. In Solari’s four interim games in charge, there were signs of improvement, but this capitulation was a major step back. The Bernabeu board may be wondering if they showed faith in the right man.Key Opta Facts- Real Madrid have conceded 19 goals after the first 13 LaLiga 2018-19 matchdays, their worst start in a single LaLiga season since 2008-09 (20 goals conceded).- Eibar have won their first LaLiga game against Real Madrid, Barcelona or Atletico Madrid after 26 meetings against these sides (W1 D3 L22).- Madrid had only three shots on target against Eibar, their joint lowest figure in away games across all competitions in 2018.- Thibaut Courtois has conceded 18 goals in 11 league games for Real Madrid (1.64 on average); the Belgian conceded 94 goals in 111 league games for Atletico in the competition (0.85 on average).What’s next?Madrid will seek to bounce back and secure Champions League progression from Tuesday’s trip to Roma, while Eibar travel to struggling Rayo Vallecano on Friday. read more
Injured wicketkeeper-batsman Robin Uthappa might be back for Kolkata Knight Riders’ (KKR) next Indian Premier League (IPL) game against Kings XI Punjab on Tuesday, leg-spinner Piyush Chawla said after their six-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore here on Sunday.”Today he was doing his fitness and all. So, hopefully, he will be good to go in the next game. Hope for the best,” Chawla said at the post-match media interaction.The Karnataka batsman has been in superb form, amassing 384 runs in nine innings at an average of 42.66 before he pulled his hamstring and missed KKR’s last game at home.Commenting on Chris Lynn and Sunil Narine’s opening stand of 105 in first six overs chasing 159, Chawla said it took the game away from their rivals.”The way they batted, it was brilliant. In the first six overs, the game was taken away from RCB.”The best part of their innings was that they backed themselves. If you see their whole innings, there was no cross-batted shots… they played all cricketing shots,” he said.Chasing a target of 159 runs, KKR romped home in 15.1 overs for the loss of four wickets riding on a 105-run stand by Narine (54; 17b 6×4 4×6) and Lynn (50; 22b 5×4 4×6) in just 6.1 overs at a run rate of 17.02.
A first reunion with Real Madrid in the Champions League final is Gonzalo Higuain’s chance to get his own back at his former club for never truly appreciating him and an opportunity to shake his reputation as a big game bottler.The conbative Argentine striker became the most expensive player ever in Italian football when he swapped Napoli for Juventus last year in an acrimonious transfer which left fans who felt betrayed burning replicas of his number nine shirt.His 90 million euro ($100.56 million) price tag, meanwhile, had many observers scratching their heads at the thought of Juve paying so much for a player renowned for failing to put away the simplest of chances when it mattered most.When a wayward header from Germany’s Toni Kroos bounced into Higuain’s path in the 2014 World Cup final, the Argentina striker raked the ball wide of the far post.In the 2015 Copa America final against Chile Higuain slid a rolling pass from Ezequiel Lavezzi into the side netting and later ballooned his penalty over the bar in the shootout.History repeated itself in the 2016 Copa America Centenario final with Chile when Higuain missed a third chance in a third consecutive final, collecting a third straight runners-up medal with his country.Those misses would have chimed with Madrid supporters who remembered his crucial wasted chances in Champions League eliminations by Olympique Lyonnais and Borussia Dortmund.Set against those mishaps were his 89th minute strike to snatch a 4-3 win from 3-1 down over Espanyol in his first season which sparked Madrid’s unlikely title win in 2007 and three prolific campaigns in which he scored more than 20 league goals.advertisementCriticism was never far away when things did not go his way, however, and that weighed heavily on a sensitive, unpredictable character like Higuain, who quit the club in 2013 for Napoli, later admitting he cried when he left Madrid.’Pipita’ had a slow start to life at Juventus after his bitter departure from Napoli but enjoyed plenty of support from the ‘Old Lady’s’ fans and hit form around the turn of the year, scoring seven times in five league games on his way to 24 goals which fired Juve to a sixth straight Serie A title.”Juve is similar to Real Madrid, they prepare you to win,” Higuain said in February. “But the supporters are not as demanding as Madrid. It’s not in their culture to boo their own players.”He showed his gratitude by celebrating his thumping strike at Monaco in the Champions League semi-final first leg by leaping over the advertising boards and crossing the running track behind the goal to salute the travelling fans.His second-half goal doubled his previous count of two in 24 Champions League knockout games, putting Juventus on their way to Cardiff and ending his hoodoo in Europe’s top competition.Now Higuain has the chance to put right his dismal record in finals, against the club that put him on the map but never called him one of their own.($1 = 0.8950 euros)
EVM challenge: How the world has dealt with electronic voting machinesThere are about 120 countries in the world that practice democracy. Of all those, only about 25 have experimented with or used electronic voting machines to elect their governments. Pakistan freezes accounts of 5,000 suspected terroristsAnalysts and government officials say political foot-dragging and sympathetic supporters throughout Pakistan makes it difficult to cut off the money supply to banned terrorist groups.SEE PIC: Baahubali 2 star Prabhas is back in India, sports a new lookPrabhas, who was on a holiday in the US while Baahubali 2 was making and breaking new box office records, decided to ditch his long tresses and visited celebrity hairstylist, Aalim Hakim, for the same.Champions Trophy 2017: Hardik Pandya says India ready to deliver their best vs PakistanIndia look to become the first team to win the ICC Champions Trophy thrice while Pakistan eye their maiden title.
Samsung India launches a new Orchid Gray colour variant for its 2017 flagship phones — Galaxy S8 and S8+. By adding the new colour option, Samsung Galaxy S8 is now available in — Midnight Black, Maple Gold and Orchid Gray colour variants, while the Galaxy S8+ is available in four colour options including — Midnight Black, Maple Gold, Coral Blue and Orchid Gray. The Orchid Gray colour Galaxy S8 and S8+ are already up for pre-orde on Flipkart and Samsung stores across the country. Commenting on bringing the new colour to the S8 and S8+, Asim Warsi, Senior Vice President, Mobile Business, Samsung India says, “To further fuel the unprecedented response to Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, Samsung is pleased to introduce the all new Orchid Gray colour. Through this stunning colour, our consumers would make a style statement that would set them above and apart from everyone else.”The new Orchid Gray colour Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ features the same specs as the base variant. In terms of the specifications, Galaxy S8 comes with bezel-less design and 5.8-inch Infinity Display, while the S8+ comes with a 6.2-inch display screen. Further, the flagship phones are powered by industry-first 10nm processor – Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 SoC. “The processor allow for smooth multitasking with 20 per cent less battery consumption than before. Now users can enjoy a seamless, interruption-free experience when playing graphically-intensive games,” says the company.Also Read: Samsung launches refurbished Galaxy Note 7 aka Note 7FE with smaller battery, cheaper priceOn the optics front, Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ come equipped with 12-megapixel camera on the rear, while sports an 8-megapixel front facing camera. The back camera comes coupled with Dual Pixel Technology, while on the other hand the selfie shooter comes with smart autofocus and F1.7 aperture which is said to allow users to capture bright and high-res picture even in low light situation.advertisementSamsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ also includes several other features like — IP68 water and dust resistance, hybrid dual SIM slot, always-on display and fast and wireless charging capabilities. The flagship phones come with 64GB of internal storage, which can be further expandable up to 256GB via a microSD card.Pricing and availabilityThe new Orchid Gray variant of the Galaxy S8 is priced at Rs 57,900, while the Galaxy S8+ costs Rs 64,900. The smartphones will be available for pre-order from July 5 to 11 on Flipkart and Samsung Shop and will go on sale starting July 12. This means consumers can buy the new Orchid Gray colour Galaxy S8 and S8+ from either online or offline stores.Further, Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ (Orchid Gray) buyers will also get dual benefit offer of a free Convertible Wireless Charger which is worth Rs 4,499 and Rs 3,000 cashback on HDFC credit card.
A few days after ringing in their second wedding anniversary, Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput have headed to New York to attend IIFA 2017. The star couple was accompanied by their baby daughter Misha.Along with other B-Town celebrities, Shahid and Mira also took off to NYC for IIFA. The doting dad was spotted carrying his daughter in arms. The 10-month toddler was seen wrapped up in her daddy’s arms as they made their way to the airport. While the 36-year-old actor sported a casual look, Mira teamed up an olive green jacket with black jeggings.Buzz has it that the Haider actor will perform at the awards night this year. IIFA is set to take place on July 14. (Photos: Yogen Shah) ALSO READ: These photos of Shahid-Mira with daughter Misha is the best thing you’ll see today ALSO READ: Shahid Kapoor’s daughter Misha learns to clap, actor posts adorable video ALSO WATCH: Misha’s smelly diapers come to me, says Shahid Kapoor
Beijing, Nov 26 (PTI) The 7th international military games will be held in Wuhan city in the central Chinas Hubei Province, the defence ministry has announced.The International Military Sports Council (CISM) Military World Games is a top sporting gala for military personnel.It comprises 329 competitions in 27 categories and is expected to attract around 8,000 participants from more than 100 countries and regions.The games will be an international event with great significance and far-reaching influence and it will also be an opportunity for foreign military personnel to learn more about China and its military, said ministry spokesman senior colonel Wu Qian.The events emblem, mascot, slogan and website have been unveiled, state-run Xinhua news agency reported today.The emblem consists of a dove, a star, ribbons and other elements and the mascot is called Bing Bing, the design of which is based on the Chinese sturgeon, a critically endangered fish known as the “panda in water”.The slogan is of the games is “Military glory, world peace”.The games, which were inaugurated in Rome in 1995, is a multi-sport event organised every four years by the CISM. PTI KJV MRJ
STOCKHOLAM – Greek Pole-vault champion Nicole Kyriacopoulou set a personal best indoor record of 4.76 meters in winning the event at the XL Galan meet here.The performance came two weeks before the European Indoor Championships in Prague and came in the stadium where she had set her previous record of 4.72 meters. It was the best jump in Europe so far this year and the second in the world.Greek star Louis Tsatoumas finished second in the long jump measuring 7.93 meters.TweetPinShare0 Shares
Back to the court from which it reached the Final Four a decade ago, Laboral Kutxa Vitoria Gasteiz did it again Tuesday, defeating host Panathinaikos Athens 75-84 before a packed crowd at Olympic Sports Center Athens to sweep their best-of-five playoff series 3-0 and punch a ticket to the Turkish Airlines Euroleague’s crowning event in Berlin, Germany next month! Laboral drilled 7 of 8 three-point shots in the game’s last 8 minutes to run away with what had been a back-and-forth battle until then. Laboral’s victory meant, however, that the Euroleague career of legend Dimitris Diamantidis, who plans to retire at the end of the season, ended with a loss as Panathinaikos was booted from the playoffs for the fourth season running. Diamantidis finished with 2,495 career points, 1 behind his former teammate Mike Batiste, for sixth place on the all-time scoring list and, with 2 rebounds, tied Denis Marconato for 10th place. it will be Laboral that returns to the Final Four for the first time since 2008, however, as Darius Adams scored 14 of his 24 points in the last quarter and Mike James followed with 20 total. Davis Bertans had 13 points for the winners, while Ioannis Bourousis had 9 and 6 assists. Miroslav Raduljica led Panathinaikos with 13 points and 8 rebounds, while James Gist and Elliot Williams scored 11 each. Diamantidis, the Euroleague’s career leader in assists and steals, finished with 8 points and 7 assists. Laboral won despite the ongoing absences of injured starters Fabien Causeur and Adam Hanga. Fourth quarter: Adams, James shoot lights out until Berlin!Diamantidis lobbed to Vince Hunter for an alley-oop layup to open the fourth quarter before Planinic repeated himself with a put-back as Laboral led again. Diamantidis rifled a pass to Gist for an easy layup, but Adams was ready with a triple and a three-point play the hard way for the visitors to lead 59-64. After a timeout, Corbacho blasted from the corner for a 59-67 score. Raduljica dropped a jump hook, but Adams was back with another triple and then a fall-back baseline jumper at 63-72. Gist buried a three-pointer to give Panathinaikos new hope at 66-72 with under 5 minutes left. Diamantidis came out of nowhere for an offensive rebound and assist to Gist for a slam at 68-72, but after a timeout, Adams was unstoppable with a triple from behind a screen at 68-75. Bourousis returned with a monster block as Gist tried to dunk, then went the other way and hit a triple at 68-78. Gist got a basket inside, but Adams fed James for a triple and, when Diamantidis did the same, James came back with another one to make it 73-84 with a minute to go. It was time for the Panathinaikos fans to get on their feet and serenade Diamantidis, who left the game to a standing ovation, a similar one to what awaits Laboral when it gets home to Vitoria.TweetPinShare0 Shares First quarter: No pulling away for either teamAdams drove for a fall-back runner to open the scoring before Raduljica answered inside. Vladimir Jankovic dropped free throws, Nick Calathes threw a long pass to Gist for a fastbreak reverse and Jankovic drilled a long jumper to suddenly put Panathinaikos ahead 8-2. Adams, Darko Planinic and Jaka Blazic made 2 free throws each for Laboral, while Jankovic made 1 of 2 for the hosts, closing the gap to 9-8. Calathes got in the scoring column with a layup that Blazic matched on a fastbreak before Bertans hit 1 of 2 free throws for an 11-11 tie. Ognjen Kuzmic climbed off the Panathinaikos bench and took back the lead, but Bourousis did the same to tie for the visitors. Adams got loose for a go-ahead layup for Laboral that was countered by Antonis Fotsis coming off the baseline for a dunk. When Kuzmic hit another jump hook, Panathinaikos was back in front, 17-15. Bourousis hit 2 foul shots to tie and Bertans blasted his team’s first three-pointer from the corner for the difference in a 17-20 Laboral lead after 10 minutes. Second quarter: Laboral lengthen leadFotsis cut back door for one basket and tipped in another as Panathinaikos regained the lead, 21-20. But James sped to the basket to take it back and then Bourousis fed Bertans with an over-the-shoulder pass to make it 21-24. Raduljica tied it on a three-point play, but James matched him with a single shot to keep Laboral in front. Williams downed 2 free throws for Panathinaikos, but another triple flew for Laboral, this from the hands of Alberto Corbacho, to make it 26-30. Bertans went to the free throw line next, made both, and Laboral had its biggest lead yet, 26-32. Raduljica turned on the baseline and detonated a dunk but Bourousis passed to the corner for a triple by James and then Bertans made 3 of 3 free throws for the first double-digit lead, 28-38. Diamantidis fed Calathes for one layup and Raduljica another to calm the hosts. James got 2 points back with free throws, then took a steal all the way for a dunk and another double-digit difference, 32-42. Fotsis hit free throws before Jankovic fed Diamantidis for a transition triple that cut the distance although the half ended 37-42 in favor of the guests. Third quarter: Greens rally, but Laboral doesn’t breakBourousis threaded a pass to Adams for a layup to start the second half. Jankovic drilled a three-pointer and Williams hit 2 of 4 free throws as Panathinaikos edged closer, 42-44. Williams completed the comeback with a fall-back jumper at 44-44. After Bourousis canned a shot from the lane, Williams fed Raduljica for a layup. James answered with his own fall-back jumper and then Bertans stole a pass and waltzed the other way for a dunk at 46-50. Jankovic made a tip-in for Panathinaikos, Adams answered with a face-up jumper, but then Williams was on the mark with a triple to make it 51-52. Diamantidis took the honor of hitting the go-ahead shot, a long two-pointer. Bertans fed Kim Tillie in close to take the lead again for Laboral, then Kuzmic reclaimed it for the Greens with free throws, 55-54. Darko Planinic put back an offensive rebound as the lead changed hands once more on the last basket of the third quarter for a 55-56 Laboral advantage.
NEW YORK — The Philadelphia 76ers have lost big for three years, when they appeared to value draft picks more than players.They got a huge victory May 17, and maybe the wins on the court will soon follow.The 76ers won the NBA draft lottery, giving them the No. 1 selection in June.“The pain that we’ve all gone through, the pain of losing is real. You can’t camouflage it,” said coach Brett Brown, who represented the 76ers on stage. “The city has been incredibly patient, tolerant, choose any word you want. I think this validates some of the pain we went through.”The Los Angeles Lakers finished second but also felt like winners, as they would have dealt their pick to Philadelphia had they fallen out of the top three.The Boston Celtics, with a pick dealt to them by the Brooklyn Nets, remained in the No. 3 slot.Nobody moved up in the lottery, which sets the top three picks. The remainder of the 14 teams are slotted in the inverse order of their won-loss record.The 76ers finished 10-72, just off the worst record in the history of the 82-game schedule, and had a 26.9 percent chance of landing the No. 1 pick (their own 25 percent chance, and Sacramento’s 1.9 percent chance, since the 76ers had the right to swap picks with the Kings from a previous trade.)They would have garnered another top-five selection had the Lakers tumbled a couple of spots, since they would have been entitled to the pick the Lakers originally dealt to Phoenix for Steve Nash that the 76ers later acquired in another trade.“It’s been a long year,” Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak said. “Because of the contingencies of the deal, there was a significant chance we would lose the pick. That would have been disappointing. We would have gotten over it and moved on to the summer, but that would have been disappointing.”Philadelphia certainly won’t complain, not after doing no better than No. 3 in the previous two drafts during a three-year process where the focus was more on building for the future than trying to win in the present.“We can now make the decision all by ourselves,” said Brown, who is 47-199 in his three seasons. “We don’t have to wait and see what someone else does. It gives us the injection we need.”Their win certainly won’t quiet those believers in lottery conspiracies, as former 76ers center Dikembe Mutombo — who works for the NBA as a global ambassador — accidentally tweeted congratulations on their victory about four hours earlier. He sent a subsequent tweet saying he was just excited but was keeping his fingers crossed.“I want to let people know there was no conspiracy,” Mutombo told The Associated Press in a phone interview, saying it was a mistake and that he thought “a lot of people understood the error that was made.”Lottery night was always going to be the highlight of this season for the 76ers, who started it on a freefall that never stopped.They started 0-18, finishing a 28-game skid dating to 2014-15, en route to a 10-72 record that was just a game better than the all-time worst in an 82-game season.They never attempted to put a competitive team on the court under General Manager Sam Hinkie, who resigned in April after overseeing a plan to accumulate draft picks but not wins.They also have the 24th and 26th picks in the first round, and their young players are expected to be joined perhaps next season by Joel Embiid and Dario Saric, who were previously drafted by Hinkie but haven’t played in the NBA, with Embiid sidelined by foot injuries and Saric remaining in Europe.“Trust the process. … Hopefully the last time we’re in the lottery,” Embiid tweeted.The draft is June 23 in New York, with LSU’s Ben Simmons and Duke’s Brandon Ingram considered the top two picks.The Lakers will have the No. 2 pick for the second straight year after taking D’Angelo Russell last June. They went 17-65 in Kobe Bryant’s final season.Boston can add another good piece to a team that won 48 games this season, and might not be done getting lottery picks from the Nets.The Celtics can swap picks with the Nets next year, and own their first-round pick in 2018, all as payment for the trade that sent Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett to Brooklyn in 2013.“There’s a lot more things to be disappointed about on this night,” general manager Danny Ainge said. “It could have been worse, it could have been better. It is what it is and we’ll move on and do the best we can to build a great team.”Phoenix will pick fourth, followed by Minnesota, New Orleans and Denver. The Suns picked up another lottery pick when Washington fell out of the top 10 to No. 13.(BRIAN MAHONEY, AP Basketball Writer) TweetPinShare0 Shares
Continue Reading Previous Infineon: connecting the real and digital worldNext ST: Sigfox software for STM32 MCUs boosts connectivity choices for IoT-device developers At embedded world, Maxim Integrated Products will demonstrate how it is empowering design innovation by showcasing leading-edge analog technology for industrial, healthcare, internet of things, and embedded security applications. Maxim will host demos at the booths of two of its distribution partners, EBV and Avnet Silica.Maxim demos at EBV’s booth:Industrial: MAX32620FTHR rapid development platform; MAX14912 octal high-speed, high-side switch/push-pull driverHealthcare and IoT: MAX86140 pulse oximeter/heart rate sensor; MAX20303 wearable charge management solutionSecurity: DS28E38 DeepCover secure authenticator featuring Maxim’s ChipDNA physically unclonable function technologyAdditional related products will be showcased, including sensor transmitters, analog-to-digital converters, power modules, digital isolators, fuel gauge ICs, temperature sensors, CAN and RS-485 transceivers, IO-Link master reference design, and cryptographic controllersShare this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components
Deutschmann Automation presents UNIGATE IC2 PROFIBUS, the first member of its new UNIGATE IC2 embedded series. The powerful all-in-one bus nodes UNIGATE IC2 are based on the ARM Cortex-M4 processor technology and thus offer a significant performance leap compared to the proven UNIGATE IC series from Deutschmann. The ready-to-use UNIGATE IC2 PROFIBUS module provides reliable PROFIBUS connectivity and can be quickly and easily installed in a terminal device or sensor system. This means that development costs and market introduction of network-compatible products can be significantly optimized.Protocol connection of the UNIGATE IC2 module to the terminal device is implemented flexibly by script programming with the free Protocol Developer tool from Deutschmann Automation. With the UNIGATE IC2 embedded series, the script execution time can be reduced by a factor of 50 to 80, depending on the commands used, compared to predecessor products. With simple scripts, execution times in the microsecond range are possible. UNIGATE IC2 modules are also able to process large scripts very quickly.Compared to UNIGATE IC, the fast UNIGATE IC2 embedded series achieves much higher transfer rates for communication via SPI or UART. The SPI bus currently achieves a transfer rate of 12 Mbit/s in master mode, 33 Mbit/s are being tested. In slave mode, 10 Mbit/s are achieved. The UART interface supports baud rates of up to 7.5 Mbaud.The powerful UNIGATE IC2 series is pin-compatible with the widely used UNIGATE IC embedded solutions from Deutschmann, which continue to be available and are supported. The scope of performance of the firmware is identical and existing scripts for protocol connection of the all-in-one bus nodes can still be used. Under certain circumstances, minor adjustments may be necessary due to the changed timing.With the development of UNIGATE IC2 PROFIBUS, Deutschmann Automation is responding to the still strong demand for fieldbus modules, which, however, have to meet ever higher performance requirements. UNIGATE IC2 is now available in the PROFIBUS version and will soon be available for Fast Ethernet / ModbusTCP and EtherCAT.Deutschmann Automation delivers various series of Fieldbus and Industrial Ethernet gateways, and embedded solutions as well as development tools for the realization of Industry 4.0 under the brand name UNIGATE. The compatible data communication products are developed and manufactured in Germany. To ensure a long availability of the product series, Deutschmann only uses long-term components.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules Continue Reading Previous SEGGER adds video to emUSB-deviceNext Bridgetek expands and enriches EVE toolchain
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In-display fingerprint sensor didn’t happen for Galaxy S9, rumours hint that it won’t come in the Note 9 also but the technology may come debut in Galaxy S10. Samsung’s next S-series device–Galaxy S10– is rumoured to come with a fingerprint sensor beneath the display and face recognition but the cost of its iris scanner.Samsung debuted this technology two years ago with the Galaxy Note 7 but it seems that it may now finally be saying goodbye to it. The Bell reports that Samsung is going to dump iris scanner in Galaxy S10. This will leave the rumoured Galaxy Note 9 to be the last Samsung phone to come with an iris scanner.As per the report, Samsung instead of iris scanner may introduce in-display fingerprint sensor for authentication. In-display fingerprint technology has also been rumoured for Galaxy S9 and Note 9 in the past. However, a tweet from Ice Universe has recently almost confirmed that Samsung won’t bring the technology in the Note 9. The feature is available in Vivo Nex, Vivo X20 Plus UD and Vivo X21.The report states that Samsung has yet not ordered its partner companies for iris scanner modules hinting that it may not be in the mood to bring in the technology this time.Samsung has codenamed the Galaxy S10 as Beyond. Like the other Samsung S-series phone, the S10 could have a Plus variant. It is rumoured the S10 could sport a 5.8- inch display while the Plus model could sport a 6.3-inch screen. There are talks that Samsung is working with Qualcomm, Synaptics, and Taiwan’s Ezestek for the in-display technology. Rumours suggest that Samsung could go for multiple vendors to make sure it does not run out in-display fingerprint sensors during the mass production.advertisementFurther, Samsung is also said to incorporate 3D sensing module in the Galaxy S10 for face recognition. Apart from company’s own Samsung Electronics Institute of Technology, the company is rumoured to reach out to Mantis Vision, an Israeli company that specializes in making mobile 3D technology.One of the interesting and recent most rumour related to the Galaxy S10 is that it may come with a sound emitting display. Meaning that the phone may ditch earpiece and instead come with Sound-on display technology wherein the screen itself will emit sound. There are speculations that Samsung could launch the Galaxy S10 next year in January.
Virat Kohli batted himslef at No.3 in the India’s ODI batting line-up, but former skipper Sourav Ganguly feels KL Rahul should bat at that position and the current Indian captain should come down at four in the line-up.Ganguly advised Kohli to bat at crucial number four position to provide solidity to the India’s batting line-up in the three-match ODI series against England, which starts on Thursday.Since the tour of Sri Lanka in July-August 2017, India have tried as many as six different batsmen – Rahul, Kedar Jadhav, Manish Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik and Ajinkya Rahane – at the number four position but Ganguly feels Kohli is the best bet for the crucial slot.”If you look at this T20I series, I think they have formed the proper batting line-up. With Rahul at number three, and Virat Kohli batting at number four, I think the problem has been sorted out. And I firmly believe it is also the right thing to do in the ODI format as well,” Ganguly said after the UK launch of his book ‘A Century is Not Enough’.”I think that’s what Kohli is going to do (in the upcoming series) as well,” the former skipper opined.Ganguly was of the opinion that England lack firepower in their bowling line-up, which will give the visitors an edge in the ODIs.India started off the English summer with a bang, winning the three-match T20I series 2-1.”England are a good side. They are a very good batting unit but bowling is the weaker part of their game. The way India won (easily) in Bristol when chasing 200 (in a T20 game), they will fancy their chances against this English bowling line-up in the ODI series,” he said.advertisementHe, however, cautioned Kohli and Co. against taking England lightly in the long series.”Off late, the Indian team has been doing well in T20Is. I have enjoyed their performance in this England series as well. But they have to be mindful that it is only the start of a long summer with ODIs and five Tests to follow,” Ganguly said.”They have set the tone for the latter contests with this win, but different formats will present different challenges for them. India should also know that they are a good unit and they can do well here.”Asked about India’s strengths ahead of what should be another keenly contested series between both the sides, Ganguly said, “At the moment, India are a very good and well-rounded limited-overs’ side.”A lot of good Indian sides have been tested in England and some of the better ones have done well here and won before. I think this Indian team can be like that, they can definitely win here this summer, definitely the ODIs and possibly the Tests too.”Ganguly rated India as one of the most talented batting units in the game at present.”It is one of the most talented batting units in limited-overs’ in world cricket at the moment. The top-order is brilliant with Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma, and if they continue to score more runs at the top, they can challenge my partnership records with Sachin Tendulkar soon.”Rohit, in particular, is a terrific player in the limited overs’ arena and will probably end up as one of the greats in white-ball cricket,” he said.Gangulys comments should come as a boost to India, who are starting their preparations for the 2019 ODI World Cup in England which is less than a year away.While the teams readiness seems on schedule in most areas concerning batting and bowling, there is a gaping hole in the middle order despite the experience of MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina and the new-found exuberance of Hardik Pandya.The former captain was also mighty impressed with wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadavs showing on this UK trip so far.Conditions in England can vary vastly from wicket to wicket and so every game is a different challenge. You need wicket-taking spinners on these English wickets even as they change from game to game. Kuldeep is already in the Test squad when playing at home, but he should be in the first-eleven for all formats for the Indian team, Ganguly signed off.(With inputs from PTI)
The Railway Recruitment Cell, West Central Railway in the Jabalpur area has released a notification for the post of sport persons via sports quota.The last date to apply for this post is August 10, 2018. Candidates who wish to apply may note that the service bond of 5 years will have to be submitted by the selected candidates at the time of appointment.The application will be accepted on the official website of Indian Railways, www.wcr.indianrailways.gov.inVacancy and the number of postsTotal vacancies for sports person posts are 21Weightlifting: 4Badminton (M): 3Cricket (M): 4Hockey (M): 4Wrestling (M): 4Basketball (M): 2Educational qualification for the postsCandidates who wish to apply for these post must be passed in 10+2 or should be a graduate.No reservation for SC/ST candidatesAccording to the official notification, there is no reservation for SC, ST and OBC, being a Sub-quota. However the candidates who claims to belonging to SC/ST/OBC communities are required to upload Self attested photocopy of Caste Certificate issued by Competent Authority.Selection procedureTo get selected for Indian Railways, candidates will have to undergo trials in which their sports performance and suitability will be assessed.Interviews will be conducted by the committee and marks will be awarded (out of 60 marks) only to the fit candidates for their sports achievements, educational qualifications, general intelligence etc.Age limit:Candidates who wish to apply for the sportsperson post Age limit should be minimum 18 years and maximum 25 years on January 1, 2019. No age relaxation (upper and lower age) is permissible.advertisementSalary for the post:Candidates who will get selected in the following game trials will be paid these salaries:For weightlifting (56/62 kg): Rs 2,400/Rs 2,800For weightlifting (69/77 KG): Rs 1,900/Rs 2,000For badminton (M): Rs 1,900/Rs 2,000For cricket (M): Rs 1,900/Rs 2,000For hockey (M): The selected candidates will get a grade pay Rs 1,900/Rs 2,000For wrestling (M) (57/70 KG): The selected candidates will get a grade pay Rs 2,400/Rs 2,800For wrestling (M) (74/86 KG): The selected candidates will get a grade pay Rs 1,900/Rs 2,000For basketball (M): The selected candidates will get a grade pay Rs 1,900/Rs 2,000For more information, read the official notification on the website of Indian Railways, www.wcr.indianrailways.gov.inRead: Attend the walk-in interview at DRDO! Check eligibility criteria, other details hereRead: Air India Recruitment 2018: Apply now to earn upto Rs 32,200 per month
Yo-yo test, the primary fitness criteria for the Indian cricket team, is creating all kinds of ripples in India right now. From coming under extreme criticism for players getting dropped after being selected due to yo-yo test to being appreciated for the discipline and fitness inculcated in the Indian dressing room, the fitness test has experts divided.Team India coach Ravi Shastri and captain Virat Kohli, however, have backed the fitness test to the hilt and the former has said that the yo-yo test is here to stay.Gautam Gambhir had a fun take on yo-yo test where he took to social media to post a video of his eldest daughter Aazeen performing the yo-yo test.He captioned the video, “Looks like my elder one Aazeen has conquered the Yo-Yo test.”The yo-yo test involves players running between two cones set 20 metres apart on the field.One shuttle includes a process where the player starts on a beep and needs to reach the cone at the other end before the second beep goes off. He is then required to turn back and return to the first cone before the third beep.There are different speed levels for these shuttles. Players start at speed level 5 (one shuttle) before moving to speed level 9 (also one shuttle). Speed level 11 (two shuttes), speed level 12 (three shuttles) and speed level 14 (four shuttles) follow. From speed level 14, there are eight shuttles per level.advertisementMany former cricketers have criticised the level of importance being given to the fitness test with the skill and cricketing ability of a player being overlooked.Ambati Rayudu, Mohammed Shami were both dropped from India squad after being selected because they failed to clear the fitness test at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru.Later on Aaj Tak, Harbhajan Singh revealed that Rayudu had played the last couple of the Indian Premier League matches with a hamstring issue. Harbhajan was Rayudu’s teammate at Chennai Super Kings.Harbhajan had revealed, “Rayudu had put in that request with the trainer [at NCA] that if ‘I can give this test after a week or 10 days then I can clear it’. His score was not 14.1, it was 15.5. So whatever news has come outside, it is completely wrong. If you have selected a player based on his form, he won his team the IPL so somewhere I feel he should have been there for the England tour.”After listening to the revelation, Aakash Chopra, who is in favour of the test, had launched a scathing attack at the policy where some players are not afforded time.””If Virat Kohli fails the test, will you drop him? So if a player does not even get time it is weird. To Kohli, you will even give him 2 weeks because you want him to play. So if a player is not afforded time, it is unfortunate.”But I think Saba Karim (national selector) has said that this is the only time when the selection happened before the test. So I think there will be some parity there,” Chopra said on Sports Tak.Former India captain Azharuddin had also spoken how he felt that players’ form and skills should be kept in mind along with a fitness criteria.According to Azhar, even a lot of the stalwarts of the past including current India coach Ravi Shastri wouldn’t have passed the yo-yo test had it been a selection criteria in the past.”It’s true that there has to be a fitness level but there are some players who cannot do a lot of fitness exercises because their bodies don’t allow it. For example, I was quite fit but if I was asked to touch my toes, I could not do that. But when the ball came, I used to field better than most.”I feel it gets embarrassing for players. They should be told before that you have failed in the yo-yo test and you will not be selected. That will be fine but the players’ ability should also be looked at,” Azhar had said.Currently, Mohammed Shami was named in India’s Test squad for the first three Test matches against England. India’s premier bowlers Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah are nursing injuries.
Saina Nehwal settled for a bronze medal in the women’s singles at the Asian Games 2018 after a 17-21, 18-21 loss to world No.1 Tai Tzu Ying of Taiwan in Jakarta on Monday.This is Saina’s first medal at the Asian Games as she was ousted in the quarter-final of the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea.Saina beat Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand in the quarter-final to confirm a historic medal for India. Saina’s confirmed medal was a first in singles for India in 36 years.However, a win over Tai Tzu Ying was always going to be tough for Saina. With the loss on Monday, Saina has now lost her last 10 consecutive matches against the world No.1.A gallant display from #SainaNehwalPlayed with a true spirit of a champion though she suffered an unfortunate loss to Tai Tzu, Finishes her campaign with a , commemorating her best outing so far in an Asiad. #AsianGames2018 #IndiaontheRise pic.twitter.com/k4e1G7vFEjBAI Media (@BAI_Media) August 27, 2018Both Saina and Sindhu have struggled against Tai Tzu because of her deceptive strokes and quick movement on the court. And the same was evident today.Saina fought hard throughout the match and even managed to get a few brilliant strokes to catch Tai Tzu off-guard but in the end the world No.1 was just too good. Tai Tzu, because of the quality of her strokes and variations, is the most difficult opponent on tour right now and has been the undisputed world No.1 since a long time now.advertisementTai Tzu deployed the quick attack strategy against Saina and for most of the match, she looked comfortable in her skin. She make a few unforced errors under pressure from the Indian but the result always looked inevitable.Tai Tzu opened up a big early lead only for Saina to match her stroke-by-stroke and level the score at 10-10. However, the Chinese Taipei player went into the break with a slender 11-10 lead.After the break, Saina kept in touch with Tai Tzu but soon the world No.1 upped the tempo and in just 19 minutes, she took the first game.The second game pretty much had the same story for both the players with the only difference being Tai Tzu looked in even more hurry after the break of the second game.Apart from a few errors, Tai Tzu went straight at Saina and the Indian made quite a number of net errors.In the end, Tai Tzu dispatched Saina 21-14 in the second game in 17 minutes to advance to the final.