Lynx: LynxOS-178 FAA RTOS ported to Teledyne e2v’s DO-254 ready Qormino QT1040-4GB platform

first_img Continue Reading Previous The perils of inadequate lifecycle management for security certificatesNext ST sampling embedded Phase-Change Memory for automotive microcontrollers Lynx Software and Teledyne e2v announced a compact, powerful hardware and software development platform offering the fastest path to certifiability for safety critical Power Architecture applications in avionics and other domains that demand high reliability. The announcement follows the porting of LynxOS-178, a proven, field-hardened and DO-178C certified hard real-time operating system, to the Teledyne e2v Qormino QT1040-4GB Common Computer Platform, an exceptionally compact custom platform including a Power Architecture based Processor, 4GB of DDR4 memory, and benefitting from DO-254 certification support.  LynxOS-178 is the first and only commercial RTOS which has been approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as a Reusable Software Component (RSC), and acceptable for use in DO-178 design assurance level A systems per the Advisory Circular (AC) 20-148.Teledyne e2v’s Qormino QT1040-4GB combines NXP QorIQ T1040 Quad Core Power Architecture processor and 4GB of DDR4 memory on a custom substrate which reduces development time, simplifies designs and allows space savings on the PCB. QT1040-4GB is shipping today to customers, targeted at High Reliability environments up to military temperature Range (-55 to 125°C), and is supplied with a DO-254 Data Package.The LynxOS-178 RTOS is an open standard hard real-time DO-178B/C level A certified operating system with natively implemented POSIX APIs and FACE compatibility.  LynxOS-178 also provides support for ARINC 653 services, ARINC 653 time and space partitioning, and the deployment of applications developed according to ARINC 653 APplication EXecutive (APEX) APIs. LynxOS-178 is designed specifically to fulfil the stringent needs of multithread and multiprocessing applications in safety-critical real-time systems.LynxOS-178 2.2.4, supporting NXP T series devices, is available today. Certification artifacts for the LynxOS-178 RSC are available today to support certification according to DO-178C up to DAL A Qormino QT1040-4GB Evaluation & Open Development Platform is available today. A LynxOS-178 Board support Package (BSP) for the Qormino QT1040-4GB Development Board is immediately available as an early access release.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software last_img read more

LeBron James strikes $154 million deal with Los Angeles Lakers

first_imgLeBron James is leaving home for Hollywood and an iconic team.The Los Angeles Lakers have a new superstar L.A.-Bron.The four-time NBA MVP announced Sunday night that he has agreed to a four-year, $154 million contract with the Lakers, joining one of the league’s most storied franchises and switching conferences to try and dethrone the Golden State Warriors and grow his own legacy.”LeBron James, four time NBA MVP, three time NBA finals MVP, fourteen time NBA All Star, and two time Olympic gold medalist has agreed to a four year, $154 million contract with the Los Angeles Lakers,” James’ agency tweeted on Sunday.The 33-year-old can sign with the Lakers officially as soon as Friday.James thanked Cavaliers fans in a message on his Instagram account late Sunday. An accompanying picture showed James at the Cavaliers’ championship parade in 2016.”Thank you Northeast Ohio for an incredible four seasons,” the four-time NBA most valuable player, and 14-time All Star, said on his “This will always be home.” LeBron James thanked Cavaliers fans in a message on his Instagram account late on Sunday (LeBron James Instagram Story)The bombshell announcement changes the scope of both the Eastern and Western Conferences as the Lakers look to re-emerge as championship contenders — and Los Angeles didn’t stop at adding James.Shortly after James’ decision was announced, the Lakers landed free agent swingman Lance Stephenson for one year and $4.5 million, and they re-signed guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope to a one-year, $12 million deal, according to multiple media reports. Later Sunday night, ESPN’s Chris Haynes reported that the Lakers agreed with free agent center JaVale McGee on a one-year, league-minimum contract.advertisementThe Lakers’ big offseason might not be finished. Another star forward, Kawhi Leonard, reportedly wants to go to Los Angeles via trade from the San Antonio Spurs.James, 33, is the latest — and one of the greatest — legends to play for the Lakers. He has averaged 27.2 points, 7.4 rebounds and 7.2 assists per game in 1,143 career contests.This marks the first time James will play for a team in the hotly contested Western Conference, which includes heavyweight teams such as the Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets. James spent his first seven seasons with the Cleveland Cavaliers, his next four seasons with the Miami Heat, and his last four seasons back at home with Cleveland.The Cavaliers had hoped to re-sign James, who has appeared in eight consecutive NBA Finals. The Philadelphia 76ers reportedly also had strong interest in the 6-foot-8, 250-pound superstar who entered the league directly out of St. Vincent-St. Mary High School in Akron, Ohio.Stephenson, who has had a testy relationship with James as an opponent, will now become his teammate. The 27-year-old averaged 9.2 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.9 assists in 82 games (seven starts) for the Indiana Pacers last year.A second-round draft pick by Indiana in 2010, Stephenson has played for six teams in an eight-year career, producing 8.8 points, 4.3 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game.McGee, 30, earned championship rings as a role player for the Golden State Warriors each of the past two seasons. He averaged 4.8 points and 2.6 rebounds in 9.5 minutes during 65 games (17 starts) in 2017-18. In the playoffs, including a win over James and the Cavs in the NBA Finals, he started nine of 13 games and averaged 6.5 points and 3.2 rebounds.In a career that has also taken him to Washington, Denver, Philadelphia and Dallas, McGee is averaging 7.5 points and 4.8 rebounds.Caldwell-Pope, 25, averaged 13.4 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists a game in his first season with Los Angeles in 2017-18 after spending his first four seasons with the Detroit Pistons.By adding James, the Lakers immediately figure to reverse course from a recent downturn. Los Angeles has missed the playoffs for five consecutive seasons, which is the longest streak in franchise history. The Lakers have 16 championships, including back-to-back titles in 2009 and 2010 with Phil Jackson as coach.Los Angeles now is coached by Luke Walton, who led the team to a 35-47 record last season after it went 26-56 in his first season at the helm in 2016-17.(With Reuters inputs)last_img read more

HMD Global teases Nokia launch event in India, Nokia 6.1 Plus expected

first_imgHMD Global hasn’t had a major Nokia launch event in India since April when it brought the Nokia 6.1, Nokia 7 Plus and Nokia 8 Sirocco. It’s interesting because the company has announced a number of new Nokia phones since April in places like China and Moscow that are yet to make their way to India. But HMD this week posted a teaser that suggests the company is planning its next India launch event soon while announcing a Nokia fan contest. Winners of this contest will get to attend the launch event that is yet to have a date.HMD’s teaser doesn’t give us any details as to the nature of the event and the next Nokia phone we can expect. Based on the phones launched in recent months, it could be anything from the Nokia 2.1 and Nokia 5.1 to the Nokia 6.1 Plus aka Nokia X6 and Nokia 5.1 Plus aka Nokia X5. Rumours, however, have been leaning more towards the Nokia 6.1 Plus, which has been a highly requested phone from fans around the world, including India.The Nokia 6.1 Plus was initially announced only for the China market as the Nokia X6. But after a poll conducted by the company that saw a majority seeking a global launch of the Nokia X6, HMD announced the device as the Nokia 6.1 Plus with Hong Kong being the first global market. The company’s latest contest seems like a perfect homage for fans to join the event for a Nokia 6.1 Plus India launch.A report by NokiaPowerUser suggested the Nokia 6.1 Plus could come to India by the end of August or early September, based on information from sources in retail. The phone has also popped up on the official Indian website with its user guide and India SAR details being listed. This strongly suggests the upcoming event could see the launch of the Nokia 6.1 Plus.advertisementThe Nokia 6.1 Plus (or Nokia X6) is the first Nokia phone to sport a display notch. The device sports a 5.8-inch FHD+ (1080×2280) 19:9 display and is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 636 chipset coupled with 4GB of RAM. This is offered with 64GB of internal storage, which is expandable up to 256GB via a microSD card.The dual camera system on the Nokia 6.1 Plus includes a primary 16-megapixel sensor and a secondary 5-megapixel sensor. Housed within the notch on the front is a 16-megapixel sensor with f/2.0 aperture. The cameras get some AI support as well which helps improve image quality and bokeh effect. The dual-SIM Nokia 6.1 Plus houses a 3,060mAh battery with support for fast charging via USB Type-C.In Hong Kong, the Nokia 6.1 Plus is priced HKD 2,288 (approx Rs 20,100). If he device is indeed on its way to India, we expect the pricing to be in this same region so that it sits comfortably between the Nokia 6.1 and the Nokia 7 Plus. We should know more about the upcoming Nokia event in the coming days.last_img read more

Asian Games 2018: All you need to know about the continental multi-sport event

first_imgThe biggest multi-sport game after the Olympics, the Asian Games is the most prestigious event organised by the Olympic Council of Asia.When will the Asian Games be held?The 18th edition of the Asian Games, also known as Asiad, will be held in Jakarta-Palembang; starting from August 18, 2018, and will go on till September 2, 2018.This year, 45 nations will be participating in the Asian GamesA total number of 462 medal sets will be awarded across 47 sports Google Doodle celebrates Asian Games 2018Asian Games 2018 mascotsThis year, there are going to be three different animals as the official game’s mascotsEach of these animals represent an aspect of the sport’s competition such as strategy, speed and power1. Bhin Bhin is a bird of paradise (Paradisaea Apoda) that represents strategy. 2. Atung is a Bawean deer (Hyelaphus Kuhlii) that represents speed. 3. Kaka is a single-horned rhinoceros (Rhinoceros Sondaicus) that represents strength. Asian Games 2018: LogoThis year’s logo themed ‘Energy of Asia’ depicts an aerial view of Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, which was built when Jakarta hosted the 1962 Asian Games. Asian Games 2018 official logo.Opening and closing ceremonies 2018The opening and closing ceremonies of the Asian Games will be held at the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta. Venue of the Asian Games 2018: Gelora Bung stadium, Jakarta.The ceremony stage will showcase a towering mountain as its background, accompanied by unique plants and flowers.Official theme song of the Asian Games this yearThe Indonesian Asian Games Organising Committee (INASGOC) released an official music album of the 2018 Asian Games titled ‘Asian Games 2018: Energy of Asia’.advertisementAlso read: Career in Sports: Pro talk with Sangram SinghGoogle Doodle is celebrating Asian Games 2018Google Doodle is honouring the start of the Asian Games this year with artworks showing four sporting events: Google Doodle celebrates Asian Games 2018 Who proposed the idea of Asian Games?Professor GD Sondhi, a sports administrator from Lahore proposed the idea of Asian games to 25 attending countries during the Asian Relations Conference in New Delhi held by Jawaharlal Nehru.Sondhi was also a member of the International Olympic CommitteeDuring the 1948 London Olympics, Sondhi pitched the idea of an Asian games federation to 13 Asian countriesIt was then decided that the games would be held once in every four years, with the first one in taking place IndiaWhen was the first Asian Games held?The first Asian Games was held from March 4 to March 11, 1951 in Delhi, IndiaRajendra Prasad, the first President of India, inaugurated the iconic event at the Dhyan Chand National Stadium Jawaharlal Nehru taking the salute during the Closing Ceremony of the first Asian Games, 1951. (Image: Olympic Council Of Asia)Athletes from 11 nations participated in the games, featuring six sports branches; football, athletics, basketball cycling, aquatics, football and weightlifting.Interested in General Knowledge and Current Affairs? Click here to know what is happening around the world with our G.K. and Current Affairs section.last_img read more

Asian Games 2018 bronze medallist Harish Kumar is an autorickshaw driver in Delhi

first_imgThis year at the Asian Games 2018 in the twin cities of Jakarta and Palembang, India bagged a bronze medal in a sport that people hardly know about. It came as a surprise to most when India got a bronze medal in sepak takraw Men’s Team Regu event.Amidst a host of bronze medallist, there is a lanky auto-rickshaw driver from Delhi Harish Kumar, who plays the sport purely for passion.Every single day ahead of Asian Games, he would practice at the Indira Gandhi Stadium in Delhi after performing his duties of a driver just so that he could make the squad.He finally made it to the Indian team and went on to win a historic bronze medal. He is one of the youngest members of the squad and has worked immensely hard for this day.He is still in Indonesia, now competing in the Men’s Regu event along with his other teammates.ASIAN GAMES 2018 DAY 9 LIVE UPDATES | FULL COVERAGE | MEDALS TALLYOn Monday, he played the role of killer on the court, winning points at the net. He, along with two of his other teammates, helped India beat Nepal 2-0.They did not qualify for the medal round but won two matches in Group B and bowed out on a high with the dominating win over Nepal. They earlier beat Taiwan 2-1.”This is the biggest moment of our sporting careers. The feeling is yet to sink in. Hopefully, there will be more recognition for the sport,” says Hem Raj, the chief coach of the team told Firstpost from Palembang.advertisementAlso read – Asian Games 2018: India grab first sepak takraw medalAhead of the Asian Games, there was a lot of controversy surrounding sepak takraw. When the Indian football team was not sent by the Indian Olympic Association citing that they were not capable of winning medals, questions were raised over the selection of sepak takraw and wushu teams.While the wushu squad returned with four medals, the sepak takraw Men’s Regu team won the historic bronze too. They rose over the pressure and controversy and an ‘unpopular’ Harish Kumar was a vital part of the history.Sepak takraw has been included in the Sports Ministry’s priority list because of which the players have been able to take part in a number of international events.Also read – Asian Games 2018: India win first medal in sepak takraw. All you need to know about the sportIn fact, ahead of the Asian Games, the government also sanctioned a two-month training schedule for the team in Thailand and that was a huge boost for the team. Thailand is the traditional powerhouse of the sport.Now that Harish Kumar would return to Delhi as an Asian Games medallist, he would hope for enough finance so that he can concentrate alone on the sport and bring much more glory to India.last_img read more

Shikhar Dhawan entertains The Bharat Army with bhangra moves at The Oval Test

first_imgThe Indian bowlers toiled hard on the first day of the fifth at The Oval in London, restricting the English batsmen to 198/7 on Friday.Pace spearhead Ishant Sharma returned best figures of 3/28, while Ravindra Jadeja – playing his first match of the series – and Jasprit Bumrah grabbed two wickets each conceding 57 and 41 runs respectively.At stumps, Jos Buttler (11 batting) and Adil Rashid (4 batting) were at the crease.DAY 1 REPORT | HIGHLIGHTS | PICS | SCORECARDAs the day drew to a close, Shikhar Dhawan, fielding at third man, broke into a jig bolstered by the vociferous encouragements from ‘The Bharat Army’.The Indian fans chanted “Dhawan do the bhangra”, as the Indian opener finally gave in once the fans started playing the dhol.#ENGvIND Another amazing day of Test Cricket at the Oval – we even got the legend @SDhawan25 to do some Bhangra to our Dhol. #COTI pic.twitter.com/fMKUnXfpdnThe Bharat Army (@thebharatarmy) September 7, 2018Dhawan pulled out all the usual moves, as the crowd in the stands cheered their hero on the field.As the camera’s of the home broadcasters panned to catch the action, former England cricketer David Lloyd asked his fellow commentator Harbhajan Singh to help him learn a few bhangra moves.Don’t quit your day job @BumbleCricket IG: @harbhajan_singh pic.twitter.com/Z3UkmGycM8 ICC (@ICC) September 8, 2018Earlier, Joe Root had won the toss and elected to bat first.Alastair Cook, who is playing his last Test match, missed out on a century as England threw away a decent start, with the opener top-scoring with a patient 71 off 190 balls before he was removed by Jasprit Bumrah.advertisementREAD – Alastair Cook touched by India’s gesture in farewell TestAll-rounder Moeen Ali, batting at No.3, got to a dogged 50 off 170 balls as well but India came roaring back in the third session after struggling to get wickets in the first two, to reduce England to 198/7 from 60/0 at one stage.Cook looked good for his 71, playing some glorious cover drives and pulling and hooking with elan to roll back time. Along with Keaton Jennings (23), the pair had brought up the highest opening stand in the series for England.But Jadeja broke the association with a wicket-to-wicket delivery that flew to leg slip off the face of the bat for KL Rahul to take the catch.Cook then tried to stitch another partnership with Moeen but Bumrah got the ball to jag back in and disturb the stumps.Bumrah sent captain Root back in his next delivery with Ishant then dismissing wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow (0) in the next over to reduce the hosts to 134-4.Moeen tried to steady the ship but Ishant returned to take two wickets in three balls in the 83rd over as England further slipped to 181 for 7.The hosts lost six wickets for 58 runs post tea to collapse from 133-1 to 181-7.Ishant got Bairstow out caught behind and Ben Stokes (11) and Ali put on 37 runs for the fifth wicket before Jadeja began the slide again trapping Stokes lbw.Ali nicked Ishant behind after a resolute show with Sam Curran (0) dismissed for a duck, the batsman edging behind as he looked to leave the ball.Shami bowled a threatening spell, but Jos Buttler (11*) and Adil Rashid (4*) survived till the end somehow.(With inputs from IANS)last_img read more

Hanuma Vihari reveals how tips from Virat Kohli helped him face England pacers

first_imgHanuma Vihari announced himself in international cricket with a gritty half-century against England during the fifth Test at The Oval.Vihari made 56 runs off 124 balls in his debut innings in testing conditions against the likes of James Anderson, Stuart Broad, Sam Curran and Moeen Ali to help India reach a respectable total in the first innings.Vihari put on a 77-run partnership with Ravindra Jadeja as India scored 292 in reply to England’s 332 in the first innings.When Vihari came into bat he looked nervous like any youngster would playing for the first time at the biggest of stages and against an opponent which has the best swing bowling attack in Test cricket.Rahul Dravid helped me ease my nerves before Test debut, says Hanuma VihariBut he had his skipper Virat Kohli at the other end who kept on providing constant support to Vihari and kept encouraging him to see off Broad and Anderson’s spells.The pep talk worked wonders for the 24-year-old Andrha Pradesh batsman as he settled his nerves to add 51 runs with Kohli and then went on to stitch another big partnership with Jadeja.Hanuma Vihari becomes 26th Indian to score 50 on Test debutVihari later revealed how he went blank when he came out to bat but Kohli helped him settle his nerves and battle it out in the middle.”I was blank at that moment. It felt like a different world altogether – going out there to face James Anderson and Stuart Broad. I have been watching them on TV from a young age. And then to be suddenly facing them felt surreal,” Vihari told firstpost in an exclusive interview.advertisementCricket Australia ready to schedule more tour games for India”It was difficult in the initial period. Kohli helped me a bit from the other end. He gave me few cues which helped me initially.”He told me that this is the hardest conditions you will get in international cricket. Nothing comes close to this. If you go through this spell by Anderson and Broad, it will be a good experience in your first Test innings. The words gave me a lot of confidence,” Vihari went on to add.Lack of practice games reason behind India’s Test series loss in England: MS DhoniReplacing Hardik Pandya in the match, Vihari showed what India have been missing throughout the series at the No.6 position. Coming off a good season with India A in England, Vihari justified his selection with a composed and patient knock.Team India report card after England Test seriesHe completed his fifty off 104 balls to become the 26th player to score a fifty on Test debut for India. The knock also saw him become the first Indian to score a Test fifty on debut in England after Sourav Ganguly and Dravid. The two legendary batsmen had achieved the feat on their Test debut at Lord’s in 1996.As India lose another Test series overseas, time for Ravi Shastri to answer tough questionsEngland however, completely outplayed India in their second innings with Alastair Cook and Joe Root’s hundreds taking the game away from the visitors. England ended up with 423/8 declared in their second innings, setting India a target of 464.Virat Kohli batted like a champion but captaincy raises questionsKL Rahul and Rishabh Pant’s hundreds led the Indian reply but once they were dismissed, the innings fell apart as they got bowled out for 345 to lose the match by 118 runs as England clinched the five-match series 4-1.Sunil Gavaskar raises questions on Virat Kohli’s captaincy in Test cricketBut Vihari and Jadeja’s knocks along with Pant’s hundred in the final innings remain the biggest positives for India in the Oval Test.Vihari and Pant in particular, look like the real deal and could be around for a long time if they keep performing like this with the former even proving to be a handy off-spin bowler.In fact that is Vihari’s next target – to improve on his off-spin bowling so that he can provide the captain with another option in the longest format.”I want to improve as a bowler. If you have a batsman in top six who can bowl, it makes a huge difference for a team. I have started bowling a lot now. And will look to focus more and more on it. This can help the team as well as me in the long run,” summed up Vihari.last_img read more

Italian city Genoa offers to host Copa Libertadores final

first_imgMilan, Nov 26 (AFP) Genoa offered River Plate and Boca Juniors on Monday the opportunity to play the second leg of the postponed Copa Libertadores final in the Italian city after it was postponed for a second time on Sunday. The clash between the Buenos Aires arch-rivals was due to be played on Sunday after initially being postponed on Saturday following an attack on the Boca team bus by River fans bus near the Monumental stadium, which left Boca players with injuries from shards of broken glass and suffering the effects of smoke inhalation. But the match, dubbed the biggest in the history of Argentine football, was postponed for a second time by South American football federation Conmebol, after Boca had called earlier demanded that River face a series of punishments including forfeiting the match. “Our city, which historically, culturally and through sport, is close to Buenos Aires, feels a deep-rooted link to your two prestigious clubs founded by our countrymen who emigrated from Italy to Argentina in the early 1900s, and today twinned to our two clubs Genoa and Sampdoria,” a letter addressed to the presidents of the two clubs by Genoa deputy mayor Stefano Anzalone read. The north-western port city of Genoa — still reeling from the deaths of 43 people when a bridge collapsed in August — offered River and Boca the opportunity to play the game at the city’s Marassi stadium. “The painful recent events which have hit us, have reawakened a profound sense of community and of rediscovering our roots; therefore, as Sports Chief Executive of the Municipality of Genoa, I am communicating to you that our city would be honoured and makes itself available to host this important and prestigious Cup final and Argentine capital derby.advertisement “We are at your disposal for anything you may need.” Conmebol chief Alejandro Dominguez is due to meet with the Boca president Daniel Angelici and River Plate counterpart Rodolfo D’Onofrio on Tuesday to decide on a date for the fixture which had been 2-2 after the first leg. (AFP) AHlast_img read more

WCD requests sports authorities to provide children of CCIs platform to excel in sports

first_imgNew Delhi, Nov 29 (PTI) The Women and Child Development Ministry has requested sports authorities to explore the possibility of providing children at child care institutions opportunities to perform better and excel in sports.Speaking at the concluding ceremony of a four-day festival ‘Hausla’ organised for the children living at Child Care Institutions (CCIs), WCD Secretary Rakesh Srivastava said there is a need to recognise the hidden talent of these children and help them take it forward in their life. Srivastava has requested sports authorities to explore and if possible, provide them a higher platform to perform better and excel in sports.Supreme Court Judge Deepak Gupta, who was present at the event, said children should fear nothing and believe in their ability.The National Festival for Children of CCIs witnessed participation of more than 600 children drawn from child care institutions from 18 states.They participated in events like painting competition, athletics meet, football, chess competition and speech writing as part of the festival, the ministry said in a statement. PTI UZM ANBANBlast_img read more

Australia would be ‘worst blokes in the world’ if they celebrated like Kohli, says Langer

first_imgAdelaide, Dec 8 (PTI) Australian coach Justin Langer says if his players were to celebrate wickets like Indian captain Virat Kohli does, they would now be seen as “the worst blokes in the world”. Langer also took umbrage at Sachin Tendulkar’s “defensive mindset” tweet following Australia’s slow batting on the second day of the opening Test against India. Kohli was his usual animated self on Friday, celebrating Australian wickets with gusto. Langer said he “loved seeing that passion” but felt Australia players would be judged differently if they did the same. “He’s (Kohli) a superstar of the game and he’s the captain. We’ve talked for as long as I can remember in Australian cricket teams that you want to keep the opposition captain down as much as possible. You love seeing that passion in sport,” Langer told Fox Cricket. “Mind you I think if we did that at the moment we’d be the worst blokes in the world. It’s a fine line isn’t it? “That’s the truth of it, but I love seeing the passion, that is great passion. But as I said there’s a fine line.” The head coach did concede the team was playing to a different standard of scrutiny, a fallout of the ball-tampering fiasco in South Africa in March. Earlier, Tendulkar wrote on his twitter handle, “TeamIndia should make the most of this situation and not lose their grip. The defensive mindset by the Australian batsmen at home is something I’ve not seen before in my experience.”advertisement The legendary batsman’s comment did not go well with Langer, who defended his inexperienced batting line-up’s approach. “The teams that Sachin would have played against started with Allan Border and David Boon, and Steve Waugh and Mark Waugh, and Ricky Ponting,” Langer told Fox Cricket. “Guys that had great Test match experience and they knew their game, were comfortable in their own skin and they knew what to expect. “Whereas we’ve got a team at the moment who are very inexperienced in Test match cricket, particularly our batting side.” Tendulkar, who played his first match against Australia in 1991, and his last in 2013, faced a different era of Australian cricket compared to the current side that is rebuilding in the wake of the ball-tampering fiasco. PTI AH AHlast_img read more

Gautam Gambhir bats for Ravichandran Ashwin’s inclusion in World Cup squad

first_imgFormer opener Gautam Gambhir wants Ravichandran Ashwin to be included in the India’s one day international team ahead of the 2019 ICC World Cup in England and Wales. Gambhir said a finger-spinner like him could be as effective as a wrist-spinner in English conditions.Ashwin last played for India in coloured clothing in July 2017. Wrist-spinners Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav have since become frontline spinners for India in limited-overs format. While Ravindra Jadeja has managed to make a comeback in the shorter formats, Ashwin has not.”Both wrist-spinners [Kuldeep and Chahal] have done well in the last one year. But I still feel that Ashwin is somebody we should look at. I’ve always believed that a quality spinner is a quality spinner irrespective of whether he is a wrist-spinner or a finger-spinner,” said Gambhir at a promotional event.Gambhir cited the example of premier Australia tweaker Nathan Lyon, who recently made an ODI comeback following his stellar performances in the longest format.”He [Lyon[ is probably the best off-spinner in the world and he’s a finger-spinner. I feel that we should not differentiate because there’s a wrist-spinner and so there’s no space for a finger-spinner.”I think R Ashwin is someone who we should always consider because we are looking at conditions in England during that time of the year. Wickets could be flat and worn out. So a finger-spinner can be effective with the ball as well,” said Gambhir.Commenting on opener Shikhar Dhawan, who was not amongst the runs in the ODI series against Australia, Gambhir said the southpaw should have played first-class cricket since he was not part of the Test series Down Under.advertisement”I am a little disappointed because some of the guys should have played first-class cricket. Being away from Test cricket should have actually pushed them to play first-class cricket.”Whoever was selected to play [only] white-ball cricket, because it is a World Cup year, I think it should have pushed all these guys like MS Dhoni, Shikhar Dhawan and Ambati Rayudu all those who went to Australia – to play first-class cricket,” he said.last_img read more

England Lions draw first unofficial Test versus India ‘A’

first_imgOllie Pope (63) and Sam Hain (57) stood out on the final day with fighting half centuries as England Lions drew the first unofficial Test against India ‘A’ at the Krishnagiri stadium here Sunday.Beginning day four at 20 for no loss, openers Ben Duckett (30) and Max Holden (29) looked positive and brought up the team’s 50 in the 12th over.India ‘A’ captain Ankit Bawne rotated his bowlers around, in an attempt to break the partnership. However, Duckett and Holden made smooth progress, hitting some crisp shots in the process.Paceman Avesh Khan got the first breakthrough for the home side, when he had Duckett caught by KL Rahul after the openers had added 82.Holden went seven overs later, giving Jalaj Saxena, who plays for Kerala in domestic cricket, his first wicket in the second innings.Hain and 21-year old Pope, a highly rated batsmen who has played two Tests so far, joined forces and defied the India ‘A’ bowlers for the next couple of hours.They were willing to play the waiting game and didn’t miss out on scoring opportunities.The 105-run partnership went a long way in ensuring that the visiting team, who were at the receiving end in the ODI series preceding the ‘Tests’, stayed in the game.The right-handed Pope played some attractive strokes as he picked up 10 fours in his 122-ball knock.Hain was more restrained and his innings lasted 178 balls.Pope became the first of Shahbaz Nadeem’s victims, nicking one to ‘keeper K S Bharat.Skipper Sam Billings didn’t have a great game, falling for just 5, off Nadeem’s bowling.advertisementThere was a brief stoppage due to mild showers and on resumption, the Lions lost two wickets before Steven Mullaney (3 from 38 balls) and Will Jacks (13 for 31 balls) knuckled down and denied India ‘A’.The match was called off when England Lions were ahead by 14 runs and teams decided a result was not possible. India ‘A’ opener Priyank Panchal, who slammed a double century, was named man of the match.The second unofficial Test begins in Mysuru on February 13.Brief scores: England Lions 340 all out in 104.3 overs (Ben Duckett 80, Will Jacks 63, Sam Hain 61; Navdeep Saini 5/79) and 214 for 5 in 83 overs (Ollie Pope 63, Sam Hain 57, Jalaj Saxena 2/41) drew India ‘A’ 540 for 6 declared in 134.5 overs (Priyank Panchal 206, K S Bharat 142, K L Rahul 89; Zak Chappell 3/105). Man of the Match: P K Panchallast_img read more

Lewis Hamilton wins Monaco GP to extend championship lead

first_imgLewis Hamilton won the Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday to extend his championship lead over Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas.Hamilton struggled with grip in the latter stages and was under constant pressure from Red Bull’s Max Verstappen.But Verstappen had earlier picked up a five-second time penalty. So even though he finished just behind Hamilton, Verstappen was fourth overall behind Bottas in third and Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel in second.Vettel’s Ferrari teammate Charles Leclerc started 15th, after his team bungled qualifying, and retired after 19 laps.Leclerc damaged his right rear tire trying a bold overtaking move on Nico Hulkenberg’s Renault, scattering debris over the track and forcing the safety car to come out.HAMILTON: “I was fighting with the spirit of Niki. I know he’ll be looking down taking his hat off. I was trying to make him proud”#MonacoGP #F1 pic.twitter.com/AyyTcc5SuHFormula 1 (@F1) May 26, 2019Hamilton extended his lead over Bottas from seven to 17 points, and it is now 14 races since Vettel’s last win for Ferrari at the Belgian GP last August. Vettel’s second-place finish vaulted him past Verstappen into third in the season standings.Earlier, drivers wore red caps for a minute’s silence that was held before the race in memory of three-time F1 champion Niki Lauda, who died on Monday at the age of 70.As the race neared the end, Verstappen tried one final daring move to overtake Hamilton on Lap 76 of 78 and they bumped tires. They were both investigated by stewards over the incident but no further action was taken.advertisementHamilton dedicated his 77th career win, and third at Monaco, to Lauda.This one’s #ForNiki pic.twitter.com/VTH0xKi35oFormula 1 (@F1) May 26, 2019As he climbed out of the car, Hamilton removed his race helmet and pointed to Lauda’s name on the back.”I was fighting with the spirit of Niki,” the British driver said. “I was just trying to stay focused and make him proud.”Mercedes head of motorsport Toto Wolff certainly felt he did just that.”He drove an incredible race, I think only he can drive like that,” Wolff said. “A race from a world champion for a world champion who’s no longer with us.”Wait for it…#MonacoGP #F1 pic.twitter.com/NZqqMceFv6Formula 1 (@F1) May 26, 2019Hamilton’s ability to hold off Verstappen on degrading tires was impressive, even though it was on one of the most difficult tracks for overtaking and even if he did have the cushion of a five-second penalty on Verstappen, had he got past him.”It was a very good race, it was a shame we got the penalty. But the pace we had was the most important,” Verstappen said. “I tried everything but it’s very hard in Monaco.”Hamilton kept complaining about the state of his front left tire, but his team decided against a tire change because Verstappen even though he was going faster had little chance to pass on the sinewy 3.3-kilometer (2-mile) track.”We’re going to lose this race,” a panicky Hamilton said on Lap 56.Hamilton was losing grip and slipping around, but his team effectively made the right call in overruling him and keeping him on track.Verstappen was given the penalty by race officials after his unsafe release from the pits earlier in the race.When Leclerc’s crash sent the safety car out, drivers came into the pits to change tires. But Verstappen’s Red Bull was released too soon and he clipped the side of the Mercedes driven by Bottas as it drove past.The incident had bumped Verstappen up to the second place, Vettel into third, and Bottas down to fourth.It was the first time in six races that Mercedes has not finished 1-2.Leclerc made a thrilling start from the back of the field, overtaking the Haas of Romain Grosjean with a brilliant attacking move coming out of the turn at La Rascasse.But one lap later the driver from Monaco tried the same move on Hulkenberg and it backfired.”It was not easy, because of where we started from. We had to take a risk may be a little bit too much on my part,” Leclerc said. “It’s a weekend to forget apart from the support which I received here, which was heart-warming.”The only driver from Monaco to win the race was Louis Chiron in 1931.Although the 21-year-old Leclerc has time well on his side, he now must wait at least another year.Also Read | Lewis Hamilton dedicates Monaco GP pole to ‘friend and mentor’ Niki LaudaAlso Read | Charles Leclerc dream and Niki Lauda memories stir Monaco Grand Prix emotionsAlso Watch:advertisementlast_img read more

Amrapali diverted homebuyers’ money to firms linked to Dhoni, his wife Sakshi: Auditors to Supreme Court

first_imgA day after the Supreme Court cancelled the Real Estate Regulatory Authority (Rera) registration of Amrapali group, forensic auditors told the Supreme Court that the embattled real estate group entered into “sham agreements” with firms linked to cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his wife Sakshi to “illegally divert” money of homebuyers.In the forensic audit report, which was accepted by the Supreme Court on Tuesday, the auditors stated that Amrapali diverted money to Amrapali Mahi Developers Private Limited and Rhiti Sports Management Private Limited, the director of which is Sakshi.Dhoni reportedly holds a major stake in Rhiti Sports, which is also the same company which promotes the cricketer.RHITI RECEIVED RS 42.22 CROREDuring 2009-2015, Rhiti Sports received a total of Rs 42.22 crore from Amrapali group. Of this, Rs 6.52 crore was paid by Amrapali Sapphire Developers Private Limited, the audited report stated.Several agreements were entered into by Amrapali Group with RSMPL, including one of November 22, 2009, under which Dhoni would make himself available to the chairman for three days along with one representative of RSMPL, it said.”There are no documents held on record for compliance of this condition,” forensic auditors Ravi Bhatia and Pawan Kumar Aggarwal said in their report.”This clearly shows that these agreements have just been made for payment of amounts to Rhiti Sports Management Private Limited Company are sham agreements and made just for making payments to RSMPL,” the report said.”We feel that home buyers’ money has been diverted illegally and wrongly to RSMPL and should be recovered from them as the said agreement in our opinion does not stand the test of Law,” the forensic auditors have said in their finding.advertisementWHEN DHONI MOVED COURT AGAINST AMRAPALIIn April this year, MS Dhoni moved the Supreme Court seeking protection of his ownership rights on an over 5,500-square ft penthouse he booked 10 year ago in a project of Amrapali Group.The report said Amrapali Saphire paid Rs 6.52 crore on account of agreements executed by Amrapali CMD Anil Kumar Sharma with RSMPL.”There is no resolution on record authorising Anil Kumar Sharma, CMD to enter into an agreement on behalf of all Amrapali group of Companies,” the auditors said.They said Dhoni was the brand ambassador of Amrapali Group and carried out a number of transactions with respect to endorsement of its projects. He entered in agreements with other group companies as well.It said Amrapali Mahi Developers Pvt Ltd was incorporated for development of a project in Ranchi and a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was also entered between the parties.The auditors found that Amrapali Sapphire Developers Private Limited has booked a flat in the name of RSMPL by passing an adjustment entry.NO SUCH BOOKING, SAYS RHITIThe report has stated that Rhiti Sports have said neither the company nor any individual has any flat in Amrapali Group. “Sanjay Pandey of Rhiti Sports Management Pvt Ltd denied booking of any such flat. He also confirmed that neither the company nor any individual has any flat in Amrapali Group. Pandey confirmed that no due diligence was carried out before accepting the brand endorsement though he informed that brand value and paying capacity was seen,” the report said.”No agreement was provided, though it was agreed that it would be provided by March 11, 2019. Expenses were reimbursed to Rhiti Entertainment Private Limited, a group company, without any agreement,” the finding of auditors said.THE IPL CONNECTIONThe report also dealt with an agreement for sponsorship dated March 20, 2015, under which Amrapali Group of Companies got the right to advertise as Logo Space at various places in the IPL 2015 for Chennai Super Kings.”It is observed that this agreement is on plain paper and executed only between Amrapali and Rhiti Sports Management Private Limited and there are no signatories on behalf of Chennai Super Kings to this agreement. No resolution in favour of Arun Pandey, signatory of Rhiti Sports Management Private Limited, is attached with the said agreement,” the auditors said.RHITI SPORTS DENIES ALLEGATIONSRhiti Group, in a statement, said, “With utmost respect to the orders of Supreme Court, we would only like to clarify that the observation mentioned in a forensic report are bereft of proper information or relevant documents. The company has been in possession of all information and relevant documents that can establish the clean image and that the observations made in the said report are incorrect.”The group said, “Rhiti has been an endorsement agency for world class talent and was retained by Amrapali Group due to its fair and transparent business dealings in 2009. The question of siphoning funds does not arise because Rhiti provided all professional services as per the agreement, and the then pre-agreed endorsement fee received from Amrapali was paid to relevant endorsing staff and celebrity.”advertisement”We have legitimate business claim of approximately Rs 40 crore against Amrapali Group and towards the recovery of the same, we are before the Supreme Court,” RSMPL said.LANDMARK JUDGMENT ON AMRAPALIOn Tuesday, cracking its whip on errant builders for breaching the trust reposed by home buyers, the top court cancelled registration of Amrapali under the real estate law RERA, and ousted it from its prime properties in NCR by nixing the land leases.The SC, which directed a probe by the ED into alleged money laundering by realtors, provided relief to over 42,000 home buyers of Amrapali Group with the verdict. It directed the state-run National Buildings Construction Corporation to complete stalled projects of the realtor, whose directors Anil Kumar Sharma, Shiv Priya and Ajay Kumar are behind the bars on top court’s order.(With PTI inputs)READ | Amrapali buyers relieved: NBCC to complete projectsWATCH | SC relief to homebuyers as it asks NBCC to take over Amarpali projectslast_img read more

POLICE SEARCH FOR ROBBERY SUSPECTS

first_imgSIOUX CITY POLICE ARE SEARCHING FOR TWO SUSPECTS WHO ROBBED A LAUNDRYMAT AT GUNPOINT THURSDAY NIGHT.POLICE SAY THE TWO MEN ENTERED THE L AND K LAUNDRY AT 1906 COURT STREET JUST AFTER 9PM.ONE OF THE SUSPECTS WAS ARMED WITH A HANDGUN.A BRIEF ALTERCATION OCCURRED DURING THE ROBBERY AND THE SUSPECTS FLED ON FOOT.POLICE DESCRIBE THE SUSPECTS AS BLACK MALES, ONE IN HIS LATE TEENS AND THE OTHER IN HIS EARLY 20’S.BOTH SUSPECTS WERE WEARING MASKS.ANYONE WITH INFORMATION ABOUT THE ROBBERY SHOULD CALL CRIMESTOPPERS AT 258-TIPS.last_img read more

IOWA LAWMAKERS TABLE OPIOID BILL

first_imgIowa lawmakers have “indefinitely” tabled a bill that would have forced insurance companies to cover the medication used as treatment for an opioid addiction.Backers of the bill said it would speed up access to methadone and similar drugs for patients trying to break an addiction to painkillers.Dennis Tibben of the Iowa Medical Society says patients are often in limbo.Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/OPIOID3.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……..has relapsed.” :11Insurance companies opposed the bill, as did some business groups.Legislators say they’d like to study the issue and focus on ways to address access to opioids.Mike Triplett, lobbyist for the online pharmacy “Express Scripts”, says other states are trying to get doctors to write smaller prescriptions for addictive painkillers.Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/OPIOID4.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…….off the market.” :15The Iowa Department of Public Health says opioid abuse is a “becoming a problem of epic proportions in Iowa.”The number of people seeking treatment for a heroin or other opioid addiction quadrupled between 2005 and 2014.Radio Iowalast_img read more

STATE OFFICIALS APPROVE REINVESTMENT DISTRICT FUNDING

first_imgIowa officials have approved up to 13-and-a-half million dollars in assistance to projects in downtown Sioux City.Radio Iowa’s O. Kay Henderson reports.Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/REINVESTMENT.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……..:soc :51—————-(About 134-million dollars worth of projects have been identified in the Sioux City Reinvestment District. The Iowa Economic Development Authority Board has approved the city’s application for some state financing in that zone. The state grants are to repaid over the next 20 years, using taxes generated from the new or refurbished facilities in Sioux City. A new hotel and parking ramp are planned, along with renovations of the Sioux City Convention Center. Developers hope to establish an ag expo center in the old Sioux City Stockyards and convert some industrial buildings for residential and commercial use. There are also plans for the old Warrior Hotel and Davidson Building in Sioux City. Developers hope to create a complex for residential and retail space out of the two sites.)……………………last_img read more

Oklahoma State gets the SI cover treatment

first_imgDuring Week 1 of the NFL, no less.Screen Shot 2013-09-10 at 8.27.37 AMvia Kelly HinesIf you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img

Report: Barry J. Sanders to OSU “A Probability”

first_imgA report surfacing from The Oklahoman earlier this week stated that Barry J. Sanders, Stanford running back and son of Heisman winner Barry Sanders, has been granted a full release from his University and is eligible to transfer anywhere besides the Pac-12.Bill Haisten of the Tulsa World now reports that sources close to the program indicate that Sanders ending up in Stillwater “appears to be a probability.”Sanders rushed for 672 yards and five touchdowns during his career at Stanford, but would be a valuable veteran presence in a backfield that could use a jolt of experience.Chris Carson, Rennie Childs, and Jeff Carr are all returning members in the backfield from last season, with true freshman Justice Hill potentially pushing for playing time as a true freshman from Booker T. Washington.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

Details of Delhi Dynamos’ pre-season

first_imgIndian Super League ISL 2017: Delhi Dynamos start life under Miguel Portugal, Pritam Kotal to join later Goal Last updated 2 years ago 22:35 11/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Miguel Angel Portugal Getty Images Indian Super League Odisha The outfit got knocked out in semi-finals in the last two seasons and will like to go at least one step further this time. Indian Super League (ISL) franchise Delhi Dynamos started their pre-season practice sessions on Monday in Spain, under the tutelage of new head coach Miguel Angel Portugal.The Lions have seen an overhaul in their squad, mainly due to the ISL drafts, but had also not exercised their right to retain two players from last season – becoming the only team to go down that alley.Almost all the players attended the session, with India international Pritam Kotal being the lone exception, Goal has learnt. The former Mohun Bagan right-back, who was touring Macau due to his commitments with the national team, faced problems procuring his visa on time and will leave on 16th to join the rest of the squad. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing In Spain, Dynamos are using the infrastructure of second division team Cultural y Deportivo Leonesa, who are now ninth in the table after four matches – ahead of the likes of Rayo Vallecano, Granada and Real Zaragoza. After spending close to a month in Spain, the team will fly to Aspire Academy in Qatar for the second half of pre-season.  Today I have started my new experience with Delhi Dynamos in Leon (Spain). Very excited about this new protect pic.twitter.com/1Q4a0KdfFi— Miguel A. Portugal (@maportugal55) September 11, 2017The team has recently signed Nigerian forward Kalu Uche after roping in the likes of Paulinho Dias and Matias Mirabaje. The Indian contingent has well-known faces like Albino Gomes, Seityasen Singh and Romeo Fernandes but whether they can become regular match-winners in the high-profile league is something to be seen. Going to Spain for pre-season has been a regular affair for many ISL franchises in the past seasons and this year is no exception. While Bengaluru FC have already a short stay in the country before embarking on the unfinished AFC Cup business with a new-look squad, while Mumbai City, FC Goa and Kerala Blasters will also follow suit.last_img read more