Shkodran Mustafi out, Laurent Koscielny set for late fitness test: Arsene Wenger

first_imgArsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi has been ruled out for six weeks while Laurent Koscielny faces a late fitness test ahead of Saturday’s Premier League clash with Watford, manager Arsene Wenger has said.Germany’s Mustafi suffered a thigh muscle injury in the 5-1 World Cup qualifying victory over Azerbaijan on Sunday when he was taken off in the 37th minute after grabbing his right thigh in pain with no opponents near him.”I don’t think he will be available before the next international break (in November),” Wenger told a news conference on Thursday.The manager sounded more optimistic about Koscielny, who was not called up by France for their qualifiers due to a strained Achilles, saying that the defender had trained on Thursday and could step in for Mustafi.Reuters Photo”Koscielny has a definite final test tomorrow,” Wenger added. “At the moment he is not available. But he trained on his own and the first signs are positive, so we decided to give him a test tomorrow,” he added.Wenger said forward Danny Welbeck (groin) and midfielder Mesut Ozil (knee) had recovered from their injures and were training, while defender Sead Kolasinac had a minor hip problem.Alexis Sanchez, who saw his 2018 World Cup dreams crushed when Chile lost to Brazil on Tuesday, will join the group on Friday and Wenger said he would assess the striker’s fitness.”I will have to speak to him,” Wenger said. “I am more concerned that yesterday afternoon I watched the whole game Brazil against Chile to see how difficult the game was and I must say he got some special treatment in this game.advertisement”It was a very physical game. Mentally, I will have to assess the situation when he comes back tomorrow.”Wenger said contract talks with German international Ozil, who is in the final year of his deal, were progressing well.”That is my understanding (that he wants to stay). The fact that we didn’t find agreement last year doesn’t mean he wants to leave. The player looks happy. At the present time there is no deal close for me to announce.”Eighth-placed Watford have just one win against Arsenal in eight Premier League meetings but will look to build on their decent start. Arsenal are fifth on 13 points from seven games.last_img read more

BMW launches new 330i Gran Turismo M Sport at Rs 49.4 lakh

first_imgNew Delhi, Oct 17 (PTI) German luxury carmaker BMW today launched an updated version of 330i Gran Turismo M Sport in India priced at Rs 49.4 lakh (ex-showroom).”The new BMW 330i Gran Turismo M Sport with a perfect blend of sporting character, impressive performance and appealing design makes every journey an unforgettable experience,” BMW Group India President Vikram Pawah said in a statement.The car, which comes with eight-speed automatic transmission, can accelerate 0-100 km/hr in just 6.1 seconds.The model features various kinds of safety equipment including six air bags, anti-lock braking system (ABS) with brake assist, dynamic stability control (DSC), among others.It also comes with dynamic traction control (DTC), cornering brake control (CBC), side-impact protection, ISOFIX child seat mounting, runflat tyres and crash sensor.The BMW 3 Series Gran Tursimo is now available in one diesel variant ? BMW 320d Gran Turismo Luxury Line, and two petrol variants ? BMW 330i Gran Turismo Luxury Line and BMW 330i Gran Turismo M Sport Edition. PTI MSS ANUlast_img read more

Lions Rip Giants Apart, 35-14

first_imgDETROIT — Matthew Stafford was at his best when improvising — and that alone may be a sign of improvement.Stafford threw two early touchdown passes to Calvin Johnson, and Detroit beat the New York Giants 35-14 on the night of Sept. 8 in Jim Caldwell’s first game as Lions coach. It was a bright start for the Lions and their quarterback after the team collapsed down the stretch in 2013 — in part because of Stafford’s turnovers.“I don’t work on my moves a lot during practice, but I know I have to be better with my feet this year so that we can keep plays alive,” Stafford said. “On both of the touchdown passes to Calvin, the offensive line got me a lot of time, and he was able to uncover himself and find somewhere open.”The Lions intercepted Eli Manning twice in their first Monday night opener since 1971. Stafford went 22-of-32 for 346 yards, and Johnson had seven catches for 164 yards.Manning was 18 of 33 for 163 yards and a touchdown for the Giants, who started 0-6 last season and never led in their 2014 opener.“No excuses. We played very poorly,” Giants coach Tom Coughlin said. “We don’t have a lot to be proud of here. Couldn’t move the ball, couldn’t stop them, turned the ball over, got into that business again. Got a punt blocked, so you name it. It was a nightmare performance.”Stafford scrambled to his right and threw deep to Johnson on the game’s first drive, and defensive backs Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Stevie Brown appeared to collide. Nobody else on the Giants was anywhere near Detroit’s star receiver, who was able to jog into the end zone for a 67-yard touchdown.Later in the first, Stafford scrambled to his left, and then threw back to his right. Johnson made a diving catch in the back of the end zone for a 16-yard TD and a 14-0 lead.“When Matt breaks the pocket, I know I have to keep working, because he can put the ball anywhere on the field,” Johnson said. “We worked out together a lot during the offseason, and we did a lot of footwork drills. You can see that it is paying off for him. He’s making moves.”Stafford’s two touchdown passes came on what looked like broken plays, and so did his 5-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. He scrambled up the middle on that one and cut to his left to avoid a potential tackler.The Giants also missed the playoffs last season, thanks mostly to that terrible start. They were eager to begin on a better note against the Lions, but barely five minutes into the game, defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul went down with a neck injury. He was able to walk off the field, but he was taken in for X-rays.Pierre-Paul was back in the game in the second quarter.The Giants revamped their secondary in the offseason, but Stafford took advantage of a couple big breakdowns. In the third quarter, he found Golden Tate for a 44-yard gain on third-and-11, which led to a field goal.Detroit’s secondary, meanwhile, looked solid despite an injury that kept newly acquired safety James Ihedigbo out of the game. Glover Quin’s interception in the third helped set up Stafford’s touchdown run that made it 27-7.Johnson tied Herman Moore’s team record with his 107th straight game with a catch. He was banged up down the stretch last season, and Stafford struggled with turnovers as a playoff berth slipped away. Caldwell’s hiring was in many ways viewed as an attempt to help Stafford take another step forward.The former No. 1 overall draft pick completed his first six passes. Stafford went 14-of-17 for 212 yards in the first half.Detroit led 14-7 at halftime, and Lions rookie Nate Freese made a 28-yard field goal early in the third, after an interception by DeAndre Levy gave the Lions the ball at the New York 18. Freese added a 27-yarder later that quarter.Rashad Jennings scored on a 1-yard run for New York in the fourth, but Detroit’s Joique Bell answered with a 3-yard scoring run and the Lions added a 2-point conversion.“I thought the signature drive of the game was in the fourth quarter. They had cut into the lead, and we knew we needed to grind down the clock,” said Caldwell, who took over in the offseason after Jim Schwartz was fired. “That’s what we mean when we talk about embracing the grind.”(NOAH TRISTER, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Olympiakos Pounds Galatasaray, 93-66

first_imgPIRAEUS – The surging Olympiakos basketball team finished the Euroleague’s first group stage with a 5-0 record, taking apart Turkey’s Galatasaray 93-66 on Nov. 13.The Reds led from start to finish against the Istanbul-based team that showed little interest in competing while the Greek team rolled its opponent easily.The win was the home debut of coach Yiannis Sfairopoulos in the Euroleague before 8,000 fans in a game that showed Olympiakos putting up some sensational plays.The winners opened fast, taking a 26-13 first period lead before the Turkish team rallied to close it to 49-39 at the half but the game was already out of reach.Olympiakos then turned on the gas and ran away to a 93-65 lead. Othello Hunter scored 17 points and took down 10 rebounds for the victors.On Nov. 12, PAOK thrashed Montenegro’s Buducnost 80-60 for its fourth win in five Eurocup group games.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Beagle Wins Best at Westminster

first_imgNEW YORK — A soft-spoken beagle really raised a ruckus.Wagging her tail a mile a minute, Miss P became America’s top dog by winning best in show in a big surprise at the Westminster Kennel Club.At 4, Miss P is a grand-niece of Uno — in 2008, the immensely popular hound barked and bayed his way to becoming the only previous beagle to win at the nation’s most prominent dog show.Miss P, however, didn’t let out a peep in the ring. “She is a princess,” handler Will Alexander said.A quiet one, too. Not your normal, everyday, vocal beagle, as most owners can attest.Instead, it was the packed crowd at Madison Square Garden that seemed to loudly gasp when judge David Merriam picked her in a dog show world shocker.Only a half-hour after her win did the 15-inch Miss P, a breed known as “big beagles,” started making a noise. And that was only because her people were giving her treats.The best-of-seven final ring was full of favorites.Matisse, a Portuguese water dog that’s a cousin of President Barack Obama’s family pet Sunny, was the top-winning male in show dog history with 238. Swagger the old English sheepdog finished second at Westminster in 2013 and clearly drew the biggest cheers.A Skye terrier came in second this time. A standard poodle, a shih tzu owned by Patty Hearst and an English springer spaniel also made it to the last ring.Miss P was the one that charmed Merriam. He is a retired California trial-courts judge and has spent more than 50 years with dogs, but this was the first time he’d judged a best in show.“She never let me down. She didn’t make any mistakes,” Alexander said.There’s no prize money for winning Westminster. Instead, there’s prestige forever in the dog circles, plus the possibility of lucrative breeding rights.The tri-colored Miss P also earned a full day — appearances of morning TV shows, a meeting with Donald Trump, lunch at prominent Manhattan restaurant Sardi’s and a walk-on part in the Broadway hit musical Kinky Boots.It was the 20th best in show win in the United States for the Canadian-born Miss P. The dog lives in both Milton and Enderby, British Columbia. Her call name is short for Peyton, and her official champion’s name is Tashtins Lookin for Trouble.One of her owners is Eddie Dziuk, a co-owner of Uno. Her other co-owners are Lori Crandlemire and daughter Kaitlyn.Uno turns 10 in May and now lives in Texas with owner Caroline Dowell, across the street from her ranch.“Uno has his own television set,” Dowell said by phone after Miss P’s win. “I assume he was watching.”Dowell said Miss P was “delightful,” albeit a bit quiet.“She’s not quite the showman that Uno is, but I’m a little prejudiced,” she said. “There aren’t many dogs that are. Uno could go in the show ring right now and do what he did up there at Westminster.”(BEN WALKER, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Ryan Gets Last Laugh On Jets

first_imgBUFFALO, NY — In a disappointing season in which the Buffalo Bills fell well short of Rex Ryan’s playoff aspirations, the coach managed to get in the last word.Take that.Ryan’s familiar blustery personality returned, if just for a moment, after the Bills (8-8) closed their season with a 22-17 win in to thwart the New York Jets playoff hopes in their season finale Sunday.The win came against Ryan’s former team and after the coach had faced the brunt of criticism for an under-performing high-priced defense that played a key role in Buffalo missing the playoffs for a 16th straight season — the NFL’s longest playoff drought.“You guys know me, I have a horrible resume as a defensive coach,” Ryan said, sarcastically referring to his critics in the media. “You guys try to point it out all the time. But the facts don’t back you up a whole lot.”On Sunday, they didn’t.The Bills defense secured the victory by intercepting Ryan Fitzpatrick on each of the Jets’ final three possessions.Fitzpatrick started the fourth quarter having his 14-yard pass intended for Eric Decker in the end zone intercepted by Leodis McKelvin. Then, on the first snap following the 2-minute warning, Fitzpatrick was hit by Marcell Dareus just as he got the ball off. The pass was underthrown and easily intercepted by Manny Lawson.The game was decided when Fitzpatrick’s side-arm pass over the middle was intercepted by linebacker A.J. Tarpley with 11 seconds remaining.The Jets were eliminated from contention shortly after the final whistle blew in Buffalo, when the Pittsburgh Steelers (10-6) advanced with a 28-12 win at Cleveland.McKelvin took pride in helping spoil the playoff chances of an AFC East rival and that of a former teammate, Fitzpatrick.“I feel great knowing he feels just like I feel, going to be watching at home,” McKelvin said.New York finished with 300 yards offense and converted just three of 11 third-down attempts.It was a stingy performance by an injury-depleted defense that failed to play consistently even when healthy this season.Ryan has already said “drastic changes” will be in order this offseason.Though he hasn’t named names, one of the players on the way out will be defensive end Mario Williams, who has publicly criticized Ryan’s defense on several occasions this year.A person familiar with discussions told The Associated Press last week that Williams will be cut this offseason because of his high-priced salary and drop in performance. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the Bills do not publicly discuss their plans involving player personnel.Williams, who has two years left on his six-year, $100 million contract, said he wants to be back, but hasn’t been informed by the team.He had Buffalo’s lone sack against the Jets. A year after leading the NFL with 54 sacks, the Bills managed just 21, the fewest in a 16-game season in team history.The Bills converted nine of 20 third-down opportunities and dominated the time of possession by nearly 19 minutes.Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor finished 18 of 28 for 182 yards and opened the scoring on an 18-yard run. Karlos Williams also scored on a 2-yard plunge, while Dan Carpenter hit all three field-goal attempts, including a 42-yarder with 3:49 left.Sammy Watkins had 11 catches for 136 yards, and finished with 1,047 yards, topping 1,000 for the first time in his two seasons.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Parasoft: new ways take the manual effort out of certification

first_imgAt Embedded World 2018, Parasoft showcased test automation solutions for embedded, safety-critical, and IoT software, powered by the Parasoft tool suite. At the core of Parasoft’s solution for embedded is Parasoft C/C++test, which provides C and C++ developers with a unified testing solution that includes advanced static analysis and unit testing technologies to facilitate software development best practices, rigorous bug detection, and security vulnerability remediation. Embedded developers also benefit from Parasoft SOAtest, for testing and validation at the message/API layer, Parasoft Jtest, for analyzing Java codebases, and Parasoft DTP, for reporting and intelligent analytics that provide actionable insights to bring efficiency to quality and compliance initiatives. These tools integrate seamlessly together to provide users with the industry’s most comprehensive solution for IoT-connected devices, ensuring secure, reliable, and scalable applications.Parasoft demonstrated its comprehensive solution for embedded, with a focus on the newest product capabilities that emphasize meeting the requirements of safety-critical and compliance industries:Parasoft’s support for MISRA and security guidelines have been augmented to include streamlined compliance packs that take manual work out of certification. New qualification kits for aerospace (DO-178 B/C, DO-330, E-12B/C), automotive (ISO 26262), functional safety (IEC-61508), and railway (EN-50128) software automatically provide the documentation that organizations need to prove compliance to certifying agencies.Users can now benefit from a consolidated view of coverage and traceability for both manual and unit testing efforts, including support for open source unit testing frameworks, such as Google Test, CPPunit, and CppUTest.New workflows enable users to prioritize static analysis problems based on risk and prioritize testing activities to accelerate agile. New integrations are focused on developer ease-of-use and include support for leading development environments, including Visual Studio 2017 and Wind River Workbench 4.x/VxWorks 7.xShare this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software Continue Reading Previous b-plus: server performance for development of algorithms and artificial intelligenceNext Executing secure functions from non-secure code using Arm TrustZonelast_img read more

Elatec: enable user authentication and access control for devices lacking a USB port

first_imgElatec introduced the TCP3 authentication / release station, a small network appliance that enables devices without a USB port to incorporate an RFID or biometric reader, PIN pad or other form of user authentication and access control, and which supports USB 3.0 and gigabit Ethernet networks.Most organizations extend the use of their employee ID badge or card to authenticate for applications beyond building access. This includes most multi-function printers. However, not all printers and devices have support for the direct connection of a card reader, such as those with no USB port. In these situations, the Elatec TCP3 station extends ID card-based capabilities such as authentication for pull printing to any printing device regardless of the manufacturer, make or model.The TCP3 station was designed to minimize information technology support costs associated with additional IP or MAC addresses while consuming only one network drop from its Host port. TCP3 has two Ethernet connectors designated as Host and Device. The Device port enables connection of a printer or other peripheral without requiring a second network drop.While primarily designed for the secure printing market, the station can also be used to control access to devices which require special operator training and certification such as sophisticated manufacturing equipment. The TCP3 station would communicate ID card data to the authenticator responsible to unlock such equipment.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components Continue Reading Previous Bumps in the road to AV safetyNext Silicon Labs enhances Si479xx automotive tuner family with SDR technologylast_img read more

Nokia 6.1 Plus user guide with Indian SAR info spotted, suggests imminent India launch

first_imgLast week, the Nokia X6 finally went global as the Nokia 6.1 Plus Android One phone with its first market outside of China being Hong Kong. Now that the name of the global variant is confirmed, we expect the Nokia 6.1 Plus to make its way to several other markets as well with India expected to be one of them. While HMD Global is yet to confirm anything about its India launch, the Nokia 6.1 Plus user guide has now been spotted on the official Indian website along with Indian SAR details.The Nokia 6.1 Plus user guide was spotted by NokiaPowerUser over the weekend. Notably, earlier this month NPU also claimed (based on sources in retail) that the Nokia 6.1 Plus could launch in the country sometime in August or September. The latest report adds that the user guide for the Nokia 6.1 Plus complete with the Indian SAR information looks “correct and valid”. This suggests the company could be ready for the Nokia 6.1 Plus India launch sooner than later.Apart from Hong Kong, the Nokia 6.1 Plus is expected to reach Taiwan and Russia soon as the device was spotted on their respective certification sites. The Nokia X6 has garnered a lot of attention and praise from the community thanks to its premium design language that comes at an affordable mid-range price. Initially launched as a China-only device, the Nokia X6 was promised for the global market by HMD after seeing positive responses.The company has been rapidly expanding its product lineup this year and has already launched close to a dozen phones already. Last week, the company quietly announced the Nokia 3.1 in India at Rs 10,449. The latest Nokia phone is also one of the cheapest Android One phones in the country right now.advertisementThe Nokia 6.1 Plus is expected to slot somewhere between the Nokia 6.1 and the Nokia 7 Plus when it launches in India. The Nokia 6.1 Plus brings a display notch allowing for more screen real estate in a compact form factor. 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. The device also gets Bluetooth 5.0, 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac and a 3.5mm headphone jack, among other things.ALSO READ: Nokia 3.1 is the cheapest Android One phone in India right now and it matterslast_img read more

Huawei Mate 20 firmware files reveal full specs before August 31 launch

first_imgHuawei is expected to launch three new flagship smartphones by the end of this year. The phones are said to be the Huawei Mate 20, the Huawei Mate 20 Lite, and the Huawei Mate 20 Pro. The Mate 20 series will be the follow up of the recently announced P20 line up which includes the Huawei P20 and P20 Lite. According to rumours, the Mate 20 lineup will borrow the Porsche Design from the P20 series of phones, and also in-display fingerprint scanner and wireless charging functionality. Some new specs and design information about the Mate 20 has now been revealed.Folks at XDA-Developers have managed to obtained firmware files for the Huawei Mate 20 and with which they found out some of the hardware specifications and features of the handset. Before talking about the technicalities, when will Huawei launch the Mate 20? New reports suggest that Huawei will be launching the Mate 20 with high-end Kirin 980 processor at IFA 2018 on August 31. Alongside the Mate 20, Huawei is said to be working on two more phones — Mate 20 Pro and Mate 20 Lite. Now, let’s take a look at the expected specs of the Mate 20:The successor to the Mate 10, the Mate 20 is said to be powered by HiSilicon Kirin 980 chipset which is also expected to go official at IFA keynote event alongside the new series. That being said, the Mate 20 will be the first Android smartphone to come with the HiSilicon Kirin 980 processor, which is said to be the first system-on-chip to be manufactured on a 7nm process, meaning the upcoming Mate 20 will be a fast phone. Reports are also such that the Kirin 980 will bring improvements to both performance and battery of the phone. The chipset is said to improve the phone’s overall performance by up to 20 per cent and battery performance by up to 40 per cent. The smartphone will come with an in-display fingerprint sensor.advertisementThe Huawei Mate 20 is expected to come with a massive battery. The Mate 20 is said to be backed by a 4,200mAh battery which when compared to the P20 Pro is much bigger. The P20 Pro packs a 4,000mAh battery. Alongside the battery, the Mate 20 is expected to come with a big display, The smartphone is said to sport a 6.3-inch AMOLED panel, but as of now there’s no information if the Mate 20 lineup will have a notch above the display or not like the P20 series. Currently, there’s no information about the display size of the other two phones — the Mate 20 Pro and Mate 20 Lite — but some rumours suggest that the Lite version of the Mate 20 series will pack a massive 6.9-inch OLED panel.ALSO READ: Huawei Mate 20 Pro leaked online, Kirin 980 processor and in-screen fingerprint scanner in towHuawei is expected to bring wireless charging support to Mate 20, hence we can also expect the phone to have a back cover made of glass. The same can also be expected of the Mate 20 Pro and also the Mate 20 Lite. Other hardware setups of the Mate 20 includes — 6GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage. On the software front, the Mate 20 will run on Android 9 or Android P based on EMUI 9.0.last_img read more

India to begin Youth Olympic Games campaign against Bangladesh, women to face Austria

first_imgNew Delhi, Sep 8 (PTI) The Indian U-18 men’s hockey team will begin its campaign at the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games against Bangladesh on October 7 while the women will take on Austria in their opener. The Hockey competition at the multi-disciple sporting extravaganza will follow the fast-paced Hockey 5’s format and both the teams will have a total of nine members in the squad, which consists of two goalkeepers, two defenders, two midfielders and three forwards. The men’s team is grouped in Pool B, and the Vivek Sagar Prasad-led team will face off against Austria on October 8, Kenya on October 9, 2014 Youth Olympic gold medallists Australia on the October 10 and silver medallists Canada on October 11 apart from playing Bangladesh on the opening day. In Pool A, Argentina, Malaysia, Mexico, Poland, Vanuatu and Zambia will compete against each other. In the women’s competition, the Indian team led by Salima Tete is grouped in Pool A and will play against Uruguay on October 8, Vanuatu on October 9, Argentina on October 10, South Africa on October 11 while in Pool B Australia, China, Mexico, Namibia, Poland and Zimbabwe will fight with each other for a quarterfinals berth. “The Youth Olympic Games will be a critical tournament as it will give them a multi-discipline competition experience at a young age and this will better equip them to handle the demands of international hockey at a higher level,” said David John, Hockey India’s High Performance Director. “Doing well here will be a matter of great pride for the Indian Teams as this is the first time that the Indian Hockey Teams will be participating at the prestigious Youth Olympic Games.” PTI AHAHadvertisementlast_img read more

Asia Cup 2018: Khaleel Ahmed emulates hero Zaheer Khan with figures of 3 for 48

first_imgIndia’s new pace sensation Khaleel Ahmed was highly recommended by Zaheer Khan after the left-arm pace sensation impressed India’s most successful pace bowler in domestic cricket and in the Indian Premier League.India vs Pakistan: Live updatesKhaleel worked with Zaheer during his playing time with Delhi Daredevils and when the lanky pacer was selected for the Asia Cup 2018, Zaheer was extremely pleased.And, he didn’t disappoint on his debut for India and incidentally, Khaleel returned with the same figures as his idol Zaheer against Hong Kong on Tuesday at the Dubai International Stadium.Khaleel returned with figures of 10-0-48-3 as India held onto their nerves to win a close match in their Asia Cup 2018 opener. 18-years-ago, Zaheer also registered figures of 10-0-48-3 on his debut against Kenya in Champions Trophy in 2000.Also read – Dhawan, Khaleel star as India survive Hong Kong scare to reach Super 4Khaleel picked up the wickets of Christopher Carter, Ehsan Khan and the all-important wicket of Nizakat Khan, who was all set to score his maiden ODI hundred and take Hong Kong closer to the target.”I was with Zaheer Khan (at Delhi Daredevils). He taught me how to bowl on different pitches, what line and length to bowl to different batsman. He corrected a lot of technical issues also,” said Ahmed earlier in the year.advertisement”I want to retire with a wicket more than Zaheer,” Ahmed had jokingly said on receiving Team India call-up.”He’s a bowler to watch out for. I did work with him closely. He’s a very promising talent but needs to keep working hard. He has the ingredients to develop into a match-winner. It’s now up to him as to how much he can push himself. There’s no doubt he has the potential but will need to keep learning as he climbs the ladder. Fast bowling is very hard work and I’ve told him so,” Zaheer had said earlier in the year.However, Khaleel was dropped for the game against Pakistan on Wednesday as Jasprit Bumrah replaced him in the squad.But, Khaleel’s impressive display against Hong Kong will definitely keep him in the reckoning for the future games in the Asia Cup as well as the series against West Indies and Australia. With the World Cup in less than a year’s time, Khaleel’s addition to the Indian squad will give the side an extra option and dimension going into the World Cup in England and Wales in 2019.last_img read more

Jose Mourinho slams Manchester United’s attitude, intensity after draw vs Wolves

first_imgManchester United manager Jose Mourinho questioned his players’ attitude after they were held to a 1-1 draw at home to promoted Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday.United have just one win from their opening three home games this season and already trail early leaders Liverpool by eight points.”Not a good performance, not a good result. A fair result,” said Mourinho, who praised Wolves, managed by his fellow Portuguese Nuno Espirito Santo.”Wolves, by the way they faced the game, I think they deserve it. They play like I like to play which is like the World Cup final,” he said.”That is the attitude I like my teams to have in every match. We didn’t have that. They did. That attitude made a difference,” added the former Chelsea manager.Wolves created three openings in the opening 17 minutes before Fred gave United a barely deserved lead.”They were in the game from the first minute. They play every ball with every second with the maximum intensity and desire and we didn’t. We started poorly, we started both halves at a low intensity. And it is difficult to win matches when you are not there,” he added.Asked whether he felt his players needed to learn that even against less fancied opposition they need to deliver the maximum effort, Mourinho was scathing.”Come on, this is something you learn when you are a kid in the academy, you don’t need experiences at the highest level to learn that. It is a basic law of football, you have to play at the maximum of your potential, unless you are playing in such a weak league against such weak opponents where playing at 30 percent of your potential is enough. We all know that is not the case (in the Premier League),” he said.advertisementMourinho said that after three straight wins – the most recent in the Champions League against Young Boys Bern on Wednesday – he was baffled by the performance.”I can’t explain the difference of attitude because I never had a difference of attitude. For me it is difficult to explain that. We won three matches away from home. We came back with a good spirit, in peace because we recovered,” he said.”We didn’t have a team that was in big trouble with an accumulation of matches. So yes, it’s a mental situation. An attitude. And again one team was coming to play the game of their lives, the other to relax.”(With Reuters inputs)last_img read more

Confused about what to study in RRB Group D Exam 2018? Prepare for these topics

first_imgAs a part of Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) Recruitment 2018, candidates who are interested to work in Indian Railways, will have to go through two different tests, which are Computer Based Test (CBT) and Physical Efficiency Test (PET).RRB has been notifying its candidates about every detail related to the Group D Exam to be conducted from October 29, 2018, to December 17, 2018. Syllabus of Computer Based TestTotal duration: 90 minutesTotal questions: 100The questions in this test will be objective type with multiple type questions are likely to be based on the following topics:1: MathematicsNumber system, BODMAS, Decimals, Fractions, LCM, HCF, Ratio and Proportion, Percentages, Mensuration, Time and Work; Time and Distance, Simple and Compound Interest, Profit and Loss, Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry, Elementary Statistics, Square root, Age Calculations, Calendar & Clock, Pipes & Cistern etc.2: General Intelligence and reasoningAnalogies, Alphabetical and Number Series, Coding and Decoding, Mathematical operations, Relationships, Syllogism, Jumbling, Venn Diagram, Data Interpretation and Sufficiency, Conclusions and Decision making, Similarities and Differences, Analytical Reasoning, Classification, Directions, Statement Arguments and Assumptions etc.3: General ScienceThe syllabus under General Science will cover Physics, Chemistry and Life Sciences of Class 10 level.4: General AwarenessCurrent Affairs in Science & Technology, Sports, Culture, Personalities, Economics, Politics and any other subjects of importance.Criteria to pass Physical Efficiency TestFor male candidatesCandidates who will be selected in CBT will be eligible for PET. To qualify in PET, he should be able to lift and carry 35 kg of weight for a distance of 100 metres in 2 minutes in one chance without putting the weight down.advertisementHe should also be able to run for a distance of 1000 metres in 4 minutes and 15 seconds in one chance.For female candidatesTo qualify in PET, she should be able to lift and carry 20 kg of weight for a distance of 100 metres in 2 minutes in one chance without putting the weight down.She should also be able to run for a distance of 1000 metres in 5 minutes and 40 seconds in one chance.RRB Group D Exam 2018: Details The exam dates, centers and shift details of Group D exam 2018 have been recently released by RRB on the regional websites.RRB Group D examination 2018 was started on September 17, 2018, to fill in total 62,970 vacancies.RRB Group D Exam 2018: Regional WebsitesRRB Ajmer (www.rrbajmer.gov.in)RRB Allahabad (www.rrbald.gov.in)RRB Bangalore (www.rrbbnc.gov.in)RRB Bhopal (www.rrbbpl.nic.in)RRB Bhubaneshwar (www.rrbbbs.gov.in)RRB Bilaspur (www.rrbbilaspur.gov.in)RRB Chandigarh (www.rrbcdg.gov.in)RRB Chennai (www.rrbchennai.gov.in)RRB Gorakhpur (www.rrbguwahati.gov.in)RRB Siliguri (www.rrbsiliguri.org)RRB Thiruvananthapuram (www.rrbthiruvananthapuram.gov.in)RRB Guwahati (www.rrbguwahati.gov.in)RRB Jammu (www.rrbjammu.nic.in)RRB Kolkata (www.rrbkolkata.gov.in)RRB Malda (www.rrbmalda.gov.in)RRB Mumbai (www.rrbmumbai.gov.in)RRB Muzaffarpur (www.rrbmuzaffarpur.gov.in)RRB Patna (www.rrbpatna.gov.in)RRB Ranchi (www.rrbranchi.gov.in)RRB Secunderabad (www.rrbsecunderabad.nic.in)RRB Ahmedabad (www.rrbahmedabad.gov.in)Read: RRB Group D Exam 2018: Here are 4 simple steps to check exam detailslast_img read more

Nations League: Portugal secure first semi-final berth after draw in Italy

first_imgPortugal became the first team to qualify for the Nations League semi-finals when they held Italy 0-0 on Saturday, the second time in a year that the hosts have been knocked out of a competition following a goalless draw at the San Siro.Italy, with defender Giorgio Chiellini making his 100th appearance, suffocated Portugal in the first hour with their pressing and created numerous openings with their intricate passing moves.But they ran out of steam in the last half hour and the European champions held out fairly comfortably.Nations League: Depay last-minute penalty helps Netherlands beat France 2-0Portugal have seven points from three games in the three-team group, two ahead of Italy who have finished their campaign. Poland, who visit Portugal for the group’s final game on Tuesday, have one point and have already been relegated.They are also in line to host the semi-finals and finals in June as Italy and Poland were the only other two countries to express an interest in staging the tournament. The decision still has to be ratified by UEFA on Dec. 3.Last November, Italy failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time in 60 years after being held by Sweden at the same stadium in Milan.”We suffered in the first half when we had a lot of difficulty,” said Portugal coach Fernando Santos. “The first 15 minutes of the second half were more even and after that we were no longer under pressure. The result ended up being a fair one as Portugal were better in the second half.”advertisementafter one season at the club to return to Juventus in August.Italy had an early chance when Lorenzo Insigne’s long-range shot was parried by Rui Patricio and Ciro Immobile blasted the rebound over the bar.In what was a hugely promising display by Roberto Mancini’s side, Alessandro Florenzi drove a low shot narrowly wide before Marco Verratti threaded a ball through to Immobile and this time Patricio saved the shot with his leg.Another neat moved ended with Jose Fonte blocking Federico Chiesa’s shot early in the second half.Portugal, who have not picked Cristiano Ronaldo since the World Cup by mutual agreement, were more threatening as the game wore on.Substitute Joao Mario shot over on the turn after Joao Cancelo worked an opening on the right and Gianluigi Donnarumma made a difficult save from William Carvalho’s low shot.Lorenzo Pellegrini’s header was comfortably saved by Patricio as Italy had a final fling in stoppage time.”I think it was an excellent performance, although we had a quiet spell in the second half and we obviously have to do that little bit more to find the goal,” said Italy coach Roberto Mancini.”It was a step forward in relation to the last game against Poland. We are on the right track.”Also Watch – Virat Kohli’s Team India out to script history in Australialast_img read more

Lady Luck smiling on Kohli: 2513 international runs and 10 hundreds in 2018. 2 Tests to go

first_imgIt has been a year since world cricket’s biggest superstar, Virat Kohli tied the knot with Bollywood actor Anushka Sharma in a private ceremony in Tuscany, Italy.The wedding, as expected, made headlines. Even as the two celebrities didn’t divulge details about their private ceremony, rumour mills were busy in the lead up to the big day – December 11, 2017.When the photos of the celebrated couple in their wedding outfits from Tuscany hit the social media, the wedding was made “official”.Kohli took an extended break after a busy home season in 2017. So did Anushka as the power couple spent a honeymoon in Finland. A couple of wedding receptions, including the glitzy one in Mumbai, followed. Virat Kohli tied the knot with Bollywood actor Anushka Sharma on December 11, 2017 (Virat Kohli Twitter Photo)Nonetheless, it has been business as usual for both Kohli and Anushka as the duo has managed a seemingly ideal work-life balance.Kohli was under considerable pressure as he led India to one of their toughest overseas challenges in South Africa, right after his marriage.In the past, a section of the media and fans had targeted Anushka whenever Kohli failed but the skipper didn’t even give scope for any such scrutiny as it was business as usual for him in the Rainbow Nation.Under Kohli, India battled hard but were undone by hostile conditions and the quality of the South African pace attack in a three-Test series. Nonetheless, the Delhi batsman continued his scoring ways, scoring 286 runs to top the batting charts.India though thrashed the hosts in a six-match ODI series and captain Kohli once again topped the charts, this time amassing 558 runs, including three centuries at a staggering average of 186.In fact, Kohli dedicated his Test ton in Centurion to his wife by kissing the wedding ring that he wears on a chain around his neck. After the tour, Kohli opened up on his partner’s contribution during their stay in South Africa.”People who contribute off the field they deserve a lot of credit as well. My wife who keeps me motivated deserves a lot of credit. She’s been criticized a lot in the past. But she’s one person who’s kept me going throughout the tour,” Kohli said after leading India to a 5-1 win in the ODI series.advertisement Virat Kohli waged lone battles with the bat during India’s overseas tours of South Africa and England in 2018 (Reuters Photo)Kohli had even called Anushka, his “lady luck” during his appearance on Breakfast with Champions last year. “Sir lady luck ka kamaal hai (I’ve got to thank the lady luck). You’ve (Gaurav) seen me, you know I had no brains before. Ever since the lady has come into my life, she’s taught me a lot of things.”The lady luck though didn’t work Kohli’s way in the Indian Premier League (IPL) where his side, Royal Challengers Bangalore have perennially struggled. The Bangalore-based franchise finished sixth after failing to gain any momentum throughout the league. The RCB skipper though had a decent outing with the bat, scoring 381 runs at 48.01.Soon after, Kohli returned to England wherein he had a disastrous tour in 2014. The right-hander had managed only 134 in 10 innings and Anushka, who had accompanied him during the initial part of the tour, came under enormous scrutiny as well.However, in 2018, it was a completely different story. With Anushka watching him from the stands, Kohli made sure he had plenty of opportunities to kiss his wedding ring as he went on a record-breaking spree. Anushka Sharma (second from right) cheered for husband Virat Kohli during India’s tour of England (Reuters Photo)Kohli batted like a man possessed, scored two centuries and ended the five-Test series with 593 runs despite his team losing 4-1.Amid a busy schedule, Kohli has needed quite a few breaks in the ongoing season. He has been able to spend time with his wife, who leads a busy life of her own. The superstar cricket hasn’t missed an opportunity to acknowledge his wife’s contribution over the last year or so.Anushka is in Australia now. She has joined her husband for their wedding anniversary in Australia wherein Kohli’s team ended a 10-year-wait for a Test win Down Under.Kohli missed out on a big knock in Adelaide but with Anushka back in the stands, expect a few big ones and some flying kisses in the coming weeks.Kohli’s stats from December 11, 2017 Tests 11; Innings 20; Runs 1100; Highest 153; Average 55; Centuries 4; Fifties 4ODIs 14; Runs 1202; Highest 160, Average 133.55; Centuries 6; Fifties 3T20Is 10; Innings 9; Runs 211; Highest 61; Average 30.14; Centuries 0; Fifties 1advertisementIPL matches 14; Runs 381; Highest 92; Average 48.1; Centuries 0; Fifties 4\Also Read | I wasn’t very practical, my wife changed me a lot: Virat KohliAlso Read | Alyssa Healy takes a dig at Mitchell Johnson for criticising husband Starc on airAlso Read | Saw Kohli and his wife give up business class seats for India pacers: Michael VaughanAlso See:last_img read more

National Girl Child Day: 5 Indian girl child prodigies that make us proud

first_imgNational Girl Child Day is celebrated every year on January 24 to encourage the opportunities for the girl child in the society, give them better living with respect to education, medical facilities, and care.The importance of this day lies in discrimination and exploitation that girls generally face in their life.Since years, the government has been making policies and schemes for upliftment of girl child like beti bachao, beti padhao.On the occasion of National Girl Child Day 2019, HRD minister Prakash Javadekar tweeted the information below!#NationalGirlChildDay :To ensure that the #BetiBachaoBetiPadao scheme becomes more fruitful, @HRDMinistry under #SamagraShiksha has expanded residential schools for the girl child #KGBV & its hostel facilities from the present 6-8 standard to 6-12 standard. pic.twitter.com/o3g2dG8uskPrakash Javadekar (@PrakashJavdekar) January 24, 2019However, there are some prominent girl child prodigies that we have seen in the past who have broken the stereotypes.Here is a list of some of these shining daughters of India:1) Ayesha Aziz – Youngest pilot in India Ayesha hails from Kashmir and currently holds two tags. She received the student pilot license at the age of 16. She is also the first female pilot from Kashmir. She flew a MIG-29 fighter jet at Russia’s Sokul airbase in January 2012, and also a Cessna 172R aircraft. Currently, she is a member of the Indian Women Pilots’ Association (IWPA) and pilots single-engine Cessna 152 and Cessna 172 aircraft.2) Malavath Poorna – Youngest female to climb Mount Everest At the age of 13 years and 11 months, Malavath Poora climbed the highest peak of Mount Everest and became the youngest girl to have reached the summit of Everest. Malavath was born in an agricultural family in Telangana with a meagre income, but she didn’t let it come in between her dreams. Malavath was one among the 150 children who were chosen for adventure sports by the Andhra Pradesh Social Welfare Residential Educational Institutions Society.advertisement3) Priyanshi Somani – Also known as the ‘human calculator’, Priyanshi is an award winner for mental calculation. She was the youngest to participate in the Mental Calculation World Cup 2010 and won the overall title. She was the only participant who has had 100 per cent accuracy in addition, multiplication, and square root in all five Mental Calculation World Cups. Her name is also in the Limca Book of World Records as well as the Guinness Book of World Records.4) Sushma Verma – Youngest postgraduate Daughter of a sanitation worker, Sushma Verma is a born genius. She completed her MSc Microbiology at the age of 15. She competed with students who were nine years elder to her and topped. In June 2007, she was recorded in Limca book of records for being the youngest matriculate in India. She even came first in the IQ test that was held in Japan where she outranked 35 other participants.5) P Sanjana P Sanjana is a 3-year-old Kindergarten student from Chennai who attempted Guinness world records in 2018 by shooting 1,111 arrows on a target eight metres away. She is young but doesn’t shy away from telling the world that she wants to win gold in the Olympics.Interested in General Knowledge and Current Affairs? Click here to stay informed and know what is happening around the world with our G.K. and Current Affairs section.To get more updates on Current Affairs, send in your query by mail to education.intoday@gmail.comlast_img read more

Ranveer Singh wishes dad Jagjit Singh Bhavnani Happy Father’s Day with adorable post. See pic

first_imgRanveer Singh took to social media to wish his father, Jagjit Singh Bhavnani, a happy Father’s Day.The Gully Boy actor shared an adorable picture from his father’s younger days. He captioned the photo, “Well, now you Know …. #og #hypebeast #happyfathersday #iloveyoupapa.”In the photo, his father is sporting a classy mustache.On the work front, Ranveer is currently in London shooting for Kabir Khan’s 83. The film is based on India’s 1983 Cricket World Cup win and Ranveer’s playing the role of Kapil Dev, who captained the team at the time. Recently, it was announced that Ranveer’s wife actress Deepika would play Kapil Dev’s wife, Romi Bhatia in the film.Ranveer welcomed Deepika to the team with a sweet message, “Who better to play my wifey, than my wifey?”Who better to play My Wifey than My Wifey?! @deepikapadukone plays Romi Dev in @83thefilm !!!Genius casting courtesy @kabirkhankk #83squad pic.twitter.com/saL8QdmYpERanveer Singh (@RanveerOfficial) June 12, 2019In an interview to Times of India, Deepika expressed her happiness about working on the film, “The personal equation doesn’t spill over into the workspace. I can’t think of anyone else who could do justice to the role of Kapil Dev, but if there was someone else playing him in the film, and not Ranveer, I would still do my part. This isn’t coming from a personal equation, but from my passion and enthusiasm for the film.”advertisementThis would be the first time after her marriage that Deepika will be seen with husband Ranveer on the big screen.Ranveer and Deepika got married last November, after dating for over six years.ALSO READ | Ranveer Singh welcomes Deepika Padukone on 83 sets: Who better to play my wifey than my wifey?ALSO READ | Deepika Padukone on playing Ranveer Singh’s wife in 83: This isn’t coming from a personal equationALSO READ | Deepika Padukone wants to spend time with Kapil Dev’s wife Romi Bhatia to prepare for her role in 83ALSO WATCH | Ranveer Singh makes Delhi dance to Gully Boy at India Today Conclave 2019last_img read more