No Relief: Nats Beat Yanks, 8-6

first_imgWASHINGTON — For a combined 38 2-3 innings spread over six weeks, New York Yankees pitchers Andrew Miller and Dellin Betances were as good as it comes in late-inning relief.With setup man Betances, a righty, usually assigned the eighth, and closer Miller, a lefty, the ninth, neither had allowed an earned run in 2015.And Miller had not been charged with any sort of run at all, going 13-for-13 in save chances.Until the night of May 19.Until Ryan Zimmerman’s career-long knack for game-ending homers trumped Miller’s season-long ability to avoid allowing opponents to score.Zimmerman’s two-run shot off the right-field foul pole with two outs in the 10th inning off Miller lifted the surging Washington Nationals to an 8-6 comeback victory night over the Yankees and into a first-place tie in the NL East.“He’s not going to be perfect,” Yankees Manager Joe Girardi said about Miller. “You know, he gave up his first run. And the two guys at the back end of our bullpen have been really special.”As if the loss in a game New York led 6-2 weren’t bothersome enough, the Yankees also found out afterward that they would need to put center fielder and leadoff hitter Jacoby Ellsbury on the disabled list with a sprained right knee.Ellsbury, who entered the game with a team-leading .327 batting average, left the game in the fourth inning after Girardi noticed the player seemed hurt while batting. Ellsbury walked that inning, went to second on a groundout and wound up scoring.While Ellsbury was on second, Girardi visited him and temporarily left him in.“I went out and talked to him and said, ‘Are you in a lot of pain?’ And he said, ‘No, not really.’ And then I said, ‘Can you run?’ And he said, ‘Let me see. Let me get through this inning and let me see.’ And when he got in the dugout,” Girardi recounted, “we just said, ‘That’s it.’”Zimmerman’s fifth homer this season — and 10th game-ending homer of his career — made a winner of Matt Grace (2-0), who threw the 10th and was helped by center fielder Denard Span’s sprinting, diving, tumbling catch of Brett Gardner’s sinking liner.Bryce Harper hit one of Washington’s three solo shots, giving him an NL-high 15 homers this season, as the Nationals improved to 13-4 in May.After being 7-13 and eight games out of first place on April 27, they have moved to 23-17, even with the New York Mets in their division.“We’ve really stayed with it and trusted what we’re doing,” said Drew Storen, one of five Nationals relievers who combined for five scoreless innings.That helped set things up for the 10th, when Yunel Escobar walked. Miller struck out Harper, bringing up Zimmerman.After Zimmerman stayed away from Miller’s tough slider, what was the lefty trying to throw?“Not a fastball up and away. That’s kind of what he hits. And I knew that going into it. I just threw a really poor pitch,” said Miller, who as a pitcher for Miami in college faced Zimmerman’s Virginia team. “And, you know, it stinks. I let everybody down.”(Howard Fendrich, AP Sports Writer) TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Cards Peck The Mets, 12-2

first_imgST. LOUIS — Jason Heyward was on base so much in 93-degree heat, the body finally gave in.“I was cramping all over,” Heyward said after matching a career best with five hits as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the New York Mets 12-2 on July 18. “I haven’t been feeling well the last few days.”Both Heyward and Manager Mike Matheny said there was “zero” concern going forward. Heyward told trainers and Matheny he could have stayed in if the game was closer.Randal Grichuk had two homers and six RBIs and John Lackey worked seven strong innings for St. Louis, benefiting from the cushion.“I definitely pitched to the scoreboard a little bit,” Lackey said. “Trying to challenge guys, trying to throw strikes and trying to keep the momentum going, trying to get those guys back in the dugout to hit.”Mets starter Bartolo Colon (9-8) trailed by four runs after just one-third of an inning and surrendered seven runs in 4 1/3 innings.The 42-year-old right-hander was roughed up by the Cardinals for the second time, giving up eight runs in 4 1/3 innings in a 9-0 loss May 20.“That wasn’t the Bartolo Colon we’ve known,” Manager Terry Collins said. “That guy has only walked nine guys all year, let alone the first guy of the game.”Colon said through an interpreter that the Cardinals capitalized on his tendency to go after hitters.“They were really aggressive and attacked my pitches,” Colon said. “They know I’m going to be aggressive in the zone and they took advantage of it.Heyward has seven hits, including a triple and double, two RBIs and two steals in the first two games of the series. He was removed after singling in the eighth.Grichuk was 3 for 3 with a two-run homer off Carlos Torres that capped a four-run fifth and a three-run shot off Alex Torres in the eighth.Jhonny Peralta added three hits and an RBI. St. Louis improved to major league-bests of 58-33 overall and 33-11 at home.The Cardinals scored four in the first, fifth and eighth.Lackey (8-5) scattered 10 hits, one of them to .084-hitting Colon, but was hurt only by Michael Cuddyer’s eighth homer leading off the sixth.The 36-year-old right-hander is 4-1 with a 1.63 ERA his last seven starts, working seven or more innings in all but one of them.Cuddyer had three hits and Ruben Tejada added an RBI double in the eighth for New York. Cuddyer has five career homers against Lackey, his most against any pitcher.Colon got a visit from pitching coach Dan Warthen after facing just seven hitters and already down 3-0. He’s lost his last four decisions, posting a 6.18 ERA in that span, although he allowed two earned runs in 13 innings his last two starts prior to the break.“This year they’ve been lucky, they’ve been good,” Colon said. “I was lucky enough last year to beat them twice and this year they beat me twice.”The Mets have homered in six straight games, scoring 17 of their 19 runs via the long ball.(R.B. FALLSTROM, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Lomachenko Wins Unanimous Decision for 2nd Lightweight Belt

first_imgNEW YORK (AP) — Two down, two to go.Vasiliy Lomachenko is halfway to owning all the major lightweight titles after just two fights, and he’s already eyeing the guy he’d need to beat to get the next one.“Of course I want two more belts and maybe we can make next year a fight with Mikey Garcia,” Lomachenko said.He picked up his second lightweight title Saturday night, wearing down Jose Pedraza and winning a unanimous decision at Madison Square Garden.Lomachenko (12-1) knocked down Pedraza twice in the 11th round and though he couldn’t finish him, won easily to add the WBO title to the WBA belt he picked up in May during his first fight at 135 pounds.The three-division champion unified titles within a division for the first time, after moving up to lightweight in May when he knocked out Jorge Linares in the 10th round.“It was my dream to unify titles,” Lomachenko said. “It was my next goal. I can now focus on my next chapter.”Lomachenko won one card by a 119-107 rout, while two judges scored it 117-109, as did The Associated Press.Vasiliy Lomachenko poses with promoter Bob Arum after defeating Jose Pedraza in the WBO title lightweight boxing match at Madison Square Garden, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Howard Simmons)It ended his streak of eight straight victories by stoppage but he came close in the 11th, when Pedraza went to a knee to stop an onslaught of punches with about a half-minute left in the round and then went down again after Lomachenko caught him with a body shot.In his first fight since right shoulder surgery, Lomachenko started cautiously before finding the range with a flurry of combinations in the latter half of the fight to pull away. He tore the labrum in the second round against Linares but said he had no problems with the shoulder Saturday, even though he threw far more lefts.“I’m healthy,” he said. “One hundred percent.”He certainly looked it for much of the fight and is halfway to a 135-pound sweep. The IBF title is vacant and the WBC version is owned by the unbeaten Garcia, who won’t be defending that any time soon while he moves to challenge welterweight champion Errol Spence in March.So Lomachenko will have to wait for what would be the marquee fight in the division.Pedraza (25-2) was making the first defense of the belt he won from Ray Beltran in August and the Puerto Rican had some good moments, including in the 10th round when he landed some good body shots and won the round on all three judges’ cards. But Lomachenko dominated from there.“I went 12 rounds with the best fighter in the world,” Pedraza said. “I knew what we were going up against. I thought it was a close fight until the knockdowns. At the end of the day, I am proud of what I did.”Vasiliy Lomachenko poses with the belts after defeating Jose Pedraza in the WBO title lightweight boxing match at Madison Square Garden, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Howard Simmons)It was Lomachenko’s third straight fight at Madison Square Garden, this one in front of a sellout crowd of 5,312 in the smaller Theater that was filled with Ukrainian flags while the Knicks and Nets played upstairs in the main arena.The 30-year-old Lomachenko had said the break while rehabbing the surgery may have helped him after nearly 400 amateur bouts before his pro career, and it appeared at times early he was looking for ring work. He was content to focus on defending for large parts of the rounds before letting go of his punches and it wasn’t until later in the fight when he started unleashing his sharpest combinations.Teofimo Lopez, a 2016 Olympian, scored a quick and devastating knockout of Mason Menard in another lightweight fight on the undercard.Lopez (11-0, 9 KOs) appeared to hurt Menard (34-4) with his very first punch and it didn’t take him long from there to end it with a roundhouse right near the left ear that momentarily froze Menard with his left arm limp before he fell straight forward onto his face. Referee Charlie Fitch quickly abandoned his count when it was clear Menard wouldn’t get up and the fight was over after just 44 seconds.Lopez then did a backflip and shortly after Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray won the Heisman Trophy across town, slipped into his Sooners No. 1 jersey and did a Heisman pose.Lopez then guaranteed he would become a world champion in 2019.“We’re in the stage of my career where we can change boxing and bring it back,” he said. “You all haven’t seen anything like me in a long time.”Vasiliy Lomachenko smiles after defeating Jose Pedraza in a WBO title lightweight boxing match at Madison Square Garden, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Howard Simmons)Also, Mexican Emanuel Navarrete won the WBO junior featherweight title by beating Isaac Dogboe by unanimous decision.Navarrete (26-1) said he hurt his hand early in the fight but it never showed, as he kept coming forward and Dogboe (20-1) couldn’t keep him away. Navarrete won by scores of 116-112 on two cards and 115-113 on the other.“This world championship represents every day that I was working away from my family,” Navarrete said. “This title represents sacrifice.”Dogboe’s eyes began swelling early in the fight and his face was bloodied toward the end, but he was never knocked down and rallied well at times after being examined by ringside physicians between rounds.“It was a great fight, and Emanuel Navarrete fought like a true Mexican warrior,” Dogboe said. “Champions are supposed to keep going under any circumstance, but I just couldn’t get the victory. The best man won tonight.”___By BRIAN MAHONEY , AP Sports WriterMore AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsVasiliy Lomachenko right, tries to tries to avoid a punch from Jose Pedraza in the WB lightweight title boxing match at Madison Square Garden, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Howard Simmons)Vasiliy Lomachenko heads to a neutral corner after a second knockdown of Jose Pedraza in the 11th round of the WBO title lightweight boxing match at Madison Square Garden, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Howard Simmons)Vasiliy Lomachenko left, lands a punch to the face of Jose Pedraza in lightweight boxing match at Madison Square Garden, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Howard Simmons)Jose Pedraz, right, lands a punch against Vasiliy Lomachenko in lightweight boxing match at Madison Square Garden, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Howard Simmons)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Dortmund, Chelsea Stage Big Champions League Comebacks

first_imgPARIS (AP) — On a night of big comebacks in the Champions League, Borussia Dortmund came from two goals down to beat Inter Milan 3-2 Tuesday while Chelsea erased a three-goal deficit to draw 4-4 against nine-man Ajax.Napoli fluffed a chance to qualify for the knockout stage after drawing 1-1 home at home to Salzburg, while defending champion Liverpool held on for a 2-1 win against Belgian side Genk at Anfield.Five-time champion Barcelona couldn’t score at all, with star striker Lionel Messi hitting the crossbar and having a late shot saved by standout goalkeeper Ondrej Kolar in 0-0 draw with visiting Slavia Prague.Barcelona remains top of Group F with eight points and Dortmund is only one behind. But Inter has only four and is facing elimination.While Messi failed to add to his whopping total of 113 goals in Europe’s top club competition, Salzburg’s 19-year-old rising star Erling Haaland made it seven in four games with an early penalty only for Hirving Lozano to equalize for Napoli just before halftime.Memphis Depay continued his scoring form as Lyon beat Benfica 3-1 to stay in touch with group rival Leipzig, which tops Group G by two points after winning 2-0 at Zenit St. Petersburg.Group H is up in the air, with Valencia beating Lille 4-1 to join Ajax and Chelsea on seven points with two rounds remaining.NOT A BRIDGE TOO FARReferee Gianluca Rocchi shows a red card to Ajax’s Daley Blind during the group H Champions League soccer match between Chelsea and Ajax at Stamford Bridge in London, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)Chelsea fell behind after two minutes, then trailed 4-1 after 55, yet almost won on a wild night at Stamford Bridge.Chelsea’s comeback charge was helped by Ajax — last season’s semifinalist — playing the final 20 minutes with nine men after defender Daley Blind and Joel Veltman were sent off in quick succession.Substitute Reece James made it 4-4 with a 74th-minute equalizer for coach Frank Lampard’s side.Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham’s own goal gave Ajax a second-minute lead before Jorginho equalized with his first of two penalties.Quincy Promes put Ajax in front with a header while another Chelsea own goal — this time by goalkeeper Kepa — and midfielder Donny van de Beek’s strike gave Ajax a three-goal cushion.Defender Cesar Azpilicueta pulled a goal back in the 63rd and Jorginho notched his second penalty in the 71st — awarded in the same sequence that saw both Blind and Veltman handed a second yellow card — to set up a rousing finish.Chelsea even thought it had scored a late winner through Azpilicueta, but the goal was ruled out for a handball by Abraham after a video review.Valencia won with four goals in the last 25 minutes after trailing to Lille striker Victor Osimhen’s 25th-minute strike.Valencia equalized with a 66th-minute penalty converted by Dani Parejo — Panenka style — and hosts went ahead with an own goal by defender Adama Soumaoro.Midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia and substitute Ferrán Torres added late goals.KEEPER KOLARBarcelona’s Lionel Messi reacts after missing a scoring chance during a Champions League Group F soccer match between Barcelona and Slavia Praha at Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Joan Monfort)Kolar kept Barcelona at bay with a string of fine saves, denying Messi with his legs in the 79th having earlier saved from the star forward and from Gerard Pique and Sergi Roberto.Although Barca extended its record unbeaten streak in Europe’s top club competition to 34 consecutive home matches, the Czech side looked sharp on the counterattack and forced eight corners.A day after turning 21, defender Achraf Hakimi — who is on loan from Real Madrid — scored twice and grabbed Dortmund’s winner in the 77th minute after Inter led 2-0 at halftime thanks to goals from Lautaro Martínez and Matías Vecino.Hakimi kick-started Dortmund’s comeback in the 51st minute and Julian Brandt equalized in the 64th.OXLADE-CHAMBERLAIN AGAINLiverpool’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 3rd right, celebrates after scoring his side’s second goal during the Champions League group E soccer match between Liverpool and Genk at Anfield Stadium, Liverpool, England, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Jon Super)After scoring twice in a 4-1 win away to Genk two weeks ago, midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scored the winner for group leader Liverpool.Fellow midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum grabbed Liverpool’s first goal in the 14th and, after Ally Mbwana Samatta leveled with a header shortly before halftime, Oxlade-Chamberlain struck in the 53rd.In Italy, Haaland’s 23rd goal in 17 competitive matches this season silenced the Napoli crowd. But Lozano then scored his first home goal for Napoli.LEIPZIG LEADSLeipzig moved to the verge of qualifying from the group stage for the first time, even with star forward Timo Werner only used as a substitute on a freezing night in St. Petersburg.Leipzig’s breakthrough came on the stroke of halftime when midfielder Diego Demme hammered in a rebound after Marcel Sabitzer’s free kick hit the wall. Sabitzer made it 2-0 midway through the second half.Depay went off at halftime with a thigh strain, even though coach Rudi Garcia said he wanted to stay on.The Netherlands forward volleyed home in the 33rd minute from midfielder Houssem Aouar’s cross from the left to make it 2-0 after imposing center half Joachim Andersen netted an early header.Benfica striker Haris Seferovic pulled a goal back in the 76th, but Lyon substitute Bertrand Traoré made sure of the win in the 89th.___By JEROME PUGMIRE AP Sports WriterTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Mouser signs global distribution agreement with Sierra Monitor

first_img Continue Reading Previous Maxim: small, low power 4-20mA sensor transmitter for industrial automationNext ARBOR: Micro-ATX industrial motherboard with 6th gen Intel Core processors Mouser Electronics announces a global distribution agreement with Sierra Monitor, a provider of Industrial Internet of Things solutions that connect and protect high-value infrastructure assets.Building automation and management systems rely on the BACnet protocol to manage and control energy costs and run facilities more efficiently. Sierra Monitor’s FieldServer line of protocol gateways support over 140 different industrial automation protocols with over 200,000 units installed. The Sierra Monitor product line includes the BACnet Explorer Next Generation and BACnet Router, which are specially designed to integrate with networks and devices using the BACnet automation protocol.Like standard BACnet Explorers, Sierra Monitor’s BACnet Explorer NG automatically discovers BACnet MS/TP and BACnet/IP devices and includes write capabilities to test newly installed devices or to debug the network. While traditional Explorer packages require a user to be physically sitting at the PC to run the Explorer application, the BACnet Explorer NG is a compact, stand-alone gateway available with Wi-Fi or cellular connectivity to allow users to install and access the Explorer from anywhere.Sierra Monitor’s BACnet Router offers a complete BACnet internetworking solution for BACnet/IP, BACnet Ethernet, and BACnet MS/TP networks, while also providing a secure connection to the cloud. The device is available in single- or dual-serial-port models with Ethernet to establish BACnet MS/TP connections to BACnet/IP, BACnet Ethernet, or BACnet MS/TP and BACnet/IP connections to BACnet/IP or BACnet Ethernet.All Sierra Monitor BACnet Routers include access to SMC Cloud, Sierra Monitor’s device management platform for the IIoT. The SMC Cloud enables secure remote access to the web applications that are available locally on the BACnet Router. When accessed remotely, these applications offer systems integrators the functionality to configure, monitor, log, diagnose, and update systems remotely and minimize on-site visits.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components last_img read more

ROHM: automotive-grade buck-boost power supply chipset

first_img Continue Reading Previous A.R. Bayer DSP Systeme: new features in Corelis’ ScanExpress software version 9.0Next Infineon and XAIN to collaborate on bringing blockchain into the car ROHM has announced the availability of a buck-boost power supply chipset that provides the lowest current consumption in the industry along with stable performance (transient response characteristics) in automotive ECUs for cluster panels and gateways used in start-stop vehicle systems. The chipset integrates a buck DC/DC converter with boost functionality (BD8P250MUF-C) and a dedicated boost IC (BD90302NUF-C). The primary chip (BD8P250MUF-C) utilizes ROHM’s novel buck-boost control technology, dubbed Quick Buck Booster, that enables configuration of a buck-boost power supply without degrading buck power supply characteristics by simply adding the dedicated BD90302NUF-C boost IC to the subsequent stage.The BD8P250MUF-C buck DC/DC converter integrated in ROHM’s chipset utilizes Quick Buck Booster control technology developed by leveraging proprietary analog design expertise, making it possible to easily switch to buck-boost operation without degrading buck performance which features superior characteristics over buck-boost.As a result, an output voltage fluctuation of ±100mV is achieved at a no-load current consumption of 8uA and 44uF output capacitance even in buck-boost configuration, making it the industry’s best buck-boost power supply (70% lower current consumption and 50% smaller output capacitance vs conventional products), contributing to greater energy savings and stability in a range of applications while reducing both the size and cost of the output capacitors.ROHM’s chipset with Quick Buck Booster technology makes it possible to provide a common design that combines both buck and buck-boost power supply operation on a single board along with the requisite peripheral components and noise countermeasures. This makes it easy to switch from buck to buck-boost operation by simply adding a dedicated boost IC, reducing design load by as much as 50% compared with conventional methods utilizing separate power supply boards.To meet market demands, the BD8P250MUF-C integrates a spread spectrum function as a countermeasure against noise (EMI), allowing it to clear the international standard (CISPR 25) for noise in the automotive sector. At the same time, ROHM’s original ultra-high-speed pulse control technology Nano Pulse Control is utilized to enable high speed operation at 2.2MHz that eliminates the effects on the AM radio band (1.84MHz max.), making it possible to achieve stable 5V output for ECU drive from high-voltage 36V input. This ensures low electromagnetic interference while enabling low voltage output from high voltage input without AM radio band interference, contributing to stable operation in automotive systems sensitive to noise.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components last_img read more

Parasoft joins MISRA C and C++ Working Groups

first_img Continue Reading Previous How high-def headlights will factor into autonomous vehicle systemsNext Lanner: HybridTCA, the benefits of converged infrastructure Parasoft has joined the MISRA C and MISRA C++ Working Groups to collaborate in the development of best-practice guidelines for the safe and secure development of automotive and safety-critical software. Parasoft joins the MISRA C++ working group at a critical time, as they work to develop a new integrated MISRA/AUTOSAR C++ coding standard. Parasoft provides the industrie’s top automotive software suppliers with the broadest coverage for both MISRA and AUTOSAR standards, and joining the committee continues Parasoft’s commitment to help customers stay ahead of the rapidly-evolving threat landscape.The Motor Industry Software Reliability Association (MISRA) committee provides coding guidelines that are widely utilized in the automotive and safety-critical industries to develop safe and secure software. Earlier this year, the AUTOSAR and MISRA consortiums announced the merger of their standards, and the MISRA committee is currently working to combine the AUTOSAR C++ and MISRA C++ coding standards into a single comprehensive industry standard for the industry to leverage.Parasoft’s static analysis tools comprehensively support many coding guidelines in addition to MISRA, providing best-in-class coverage and accuracy for compliance-focused static analysis checkers. By joining the MISRA committee, Parasoft will be able to share collected experience with the industry and contribute to the creation of a complete and up-to-date standard.Parasoft C/C++test is certified by TÜV SÜD for functional safety, and provides a unified, integrated solution for automating a broad range of testing best-practices including static analysis, unit testing, runtime analysis, security testing, and coverage analysis.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software last_img read more

Sports Highlights at 1700 hours

first_imgNew Delhi, Jul 19 (PTI) The following are the top/expected stories at 17oo hours EXPECTED STORIES:*Junior Asian Wrestling Championships in New Delhi.*Report of India U19 cricket match.*Report of India A cricket match.STORIES ON THE WIRE:SPO-FOOT-INDIndian U-17 girls lose 1-5 to South Africa in BRICS football New Delhi, Jul 19 (PTI) India were blanked 1-5 by hosts South Africa in the opening game of the of the BRICS U-17 girls football tournament in Johannesburg.SPO-IND-SAHASaha to undergo shoulder surgery, rehab plan under scannerKolkata, Jul 19 (PTI) Believed to be a minor thumb injury till now, Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha is actually nursing a career-threatening shoulder problem caused by a “bungled” rehabilitation programme at the National Cricket Academy, a top BCCI official has claimed.SPO-UPCA-LD BCCIBCCI suspends stung UPCA official pending probeNew Delhi, Jul 19 (PTI) A member of IPL Chairman Rajeev Shukla’s personal staff was today suspended pending an inquiry after a sting operation alleged that he sought bribes to facilitate selection of players in the Uttar Pradesh team.SPO-IND-TUFNELLEngland spinners out-bowled Kuldeep and Chahal: TufnellChetan Narula London, July 19 (PTI) England may have cracked the Kuldeep Yadav code, but former left-arm spinner Phil Tufnell says India will be better off playing him in the Test series as well, having done the good thing by picking the “rare” talent in the five-day squad.SPO-FOOT-U16Match against U-16 Thailand is mental test for us: BibianoNew Delhi, July 19 (PTI) India U-16 football team head coach Bibiano Fernandes has lauded his his boys’ come-from-behind effort against Bangkok Glass FC U-17, calling it a brave performance and a confidence booster ahead of their game against Thailand.advertisement SPO-ISL-PUNEPune City retain defenders Gurtej Singh, Lalchhuanmawia FanaiPune, Jul 19 (PTI) Indian Super League side Pune Ciy FC today retained the services of defenders Gurtej Singh, Lalchhuanmawia Fanai and goalkeeper Kamaljit Singh for the upcoming season. PTI APA APA APAlast_img read more

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

first_imgNew Delhi: July 27, 2018 (PTI) EDITORS: Photos withCaptions released today. To view thumbnails of thesePhotographs, visit PTI website at..http.//www.ptinews.comNATINONALNew Delhi:National Conference on NRI marriages and trafficking of women and children(B)Kolkata:ITC AGM in Kolkata(B)New Delhi: India Couture Week(A+B)Patna:Pradhanmantri Aawas Yojna state level programmein Bihar(B)Howrah:’Guru Purnima'(B)New Delhi:President Kovind meets IAS officers of batchof 2016(B)Allahabad:BJP President in Allahabad(B+A)Jammu:Blast at Jabowal village(B+A)Ghaziabad/Agra:Weather: Damage due to monsoon rain(A+B)Dispur:Congress Workers Meet(A)New Delhi:Tree fell down near DDU(B)Lucknow: Smart City Mission in Lucknow(B+A)INERNATIONALMunich :Martin Nothhelfer,designer and artist, rides ahigh-bike in a “clouds” costume(A)Moscow: A huge flowerbed is prepared for a flower festival(A)Dubuque :Donald Trump waves as he arrives at DubuqueRegional Airport(A)Peosta :Donald Trump takes a tour of an advanced manufacturing lab(B)Tijuana : Mexico. As the Trump administration faceda court(B)Beverly Hills :Television Critics Association SummerPress Tour(A)Arden Hills:Correctional Officer Joseph Gomm arrivesin a casket(A)Johannesburg:Turkey’s President and Russian President speak during a meeting(B)Washington :Reporters ask House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif(A)Madrid :France’s President smiles prior to a dinner(B)Idyllwild : A helicopter drops water onto a wildfire(B)New York :Actress Rosanne Barr arrives to take part inadvertisementa special event(B)San Antonio:Sandra Elizabeth Sanchez wipe tears whiletalking with media(B)Shasta : A car passes through flames on Highway(B)Pyongyang :65th anniversary of the signing of theceasefire armistice(B)Pyeongtaek :U.S. soldier who was killed Korean Warduring a ceremony at Osan Air Base(B)Johannesburg: BRICS summit in Johannesburg(B)Johannesburg:PM Modi with Russian President(B)Johannesburg:PM Modi at BRICS Summit(B)Naypyitaw: Celebrate the Full Moon day of Waso(B)SPORTSVilnius/Novi Sad/Vilnius/Stockholm/Reggio Emilia:Europa League second qualifying round(B)Mogyorod :Formula One Hungarian Grand Prix(B)Chicago :Ceremonial first pitch before a baseball game(B)Calgary :UFC lightweight fighters Eddie Alvarez duringa press conference(B)VANCOUVER :Anews conference at the MLS soccerteam’s training facility(B)Las Vegas :Training camp for USA basketball(B)Irvine : U.S. national championships swimming(B)PTI PHOTO GCS OSOSlast_img read more

Business class for official irks Indian athletes flying back from Asiad in economy

first_imgAthletes gave it their all to bring home medals from the Asian Games 2018 for India but it was still not enough for them to get business class seats while flying back home from Jakarta.Instead, India’s deputy chef de mission RK Sacheti flew back in business class which irked the athletes who were travelling with him.Most Indian athletes fly economy and they are okay with that as long as the officials do the same.”They are here because of us. Not the other way around. I am okay flying economy but not if these officials are given better seats,” said a member of the Indian volleyball team on board SQ 967 from Jakarta to Singapore.India sign off with best ever medal haul in their Asian Games historySancheti on his part, clarified that he had used his air miles to get an upgrade on the airplane.”We too are supposed to fly economy but I have used my air miles to upgrade,” the top official from Boxing Federation of India (BFI) reasoned.Didn’t have time to think about pain, says Asian Games gold medallist Swapna BarmanThe sports ministry had objected to this controversial official’s presence as one of the four deputy CDMs at the Games that concluded on Sunday. But the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) cleared him on its own expense.India can win 10 medals at the Tokyo Olympics: IOA president Narinder BatraIndia finished their Asian Games campaign in Jakarta and Palembang with 69 medals including 15 gold, 24 silver and 30 bronze medals at the mega event.advertisementThis has been India’s best ever performance at the Asian Games, surpassing their previous best of 65 medals at Guangzhou in China in 2010. India had won 14 gold, 17 silver and 34 bronze medals 8 years ago.India also equalled their best ever tally of gold medals by winning 15 yellow metals, emulating their 1951 New Delhi performance. Interestingly this was also India’s best in terms of silver medals won — 24.In the 1982 Asian Games in New Delhi, India had managed 19 silver medals.In the Incheon Games 2014, India had won 57 medals (11 gold, 10 silver and 36 bronze).(With PTI inputs)last_img read more

India’s Hockey World Cup campaign ends with defeat to Netherlands

first_imgIndia’s dreams of lifting the Hockey World Cup after 43 years were shattered when they went down fighting against the Netherlands in the quarter-finals in Bhubaneswar on Thursday.A well-oiled Indian unit had raised the hopes of making the semifinals for the first time since 1975 but the Dutch side broke a million hearts by coming from behind to knock out the hosts 2-1 in the last-eight clash.India took the lead in the 12th minute through Akashdeep Singh before Thierry Brinkman drew parity for Netherlands five seconds before the end of the first quarter at the Kalinga Stadium.After a hard-fought third quarter, Netherlands scored the winner in the 50th minute when Mink van der Weerden converted a penalty corner.The defeat ended India’s long cherished dream of lifting the trophy only for the second time after its lone triumph in 1975 at Kuala Lumpur. Young players left the pitch with tears in their eyes.It was a momentous occasion for India to rewrite history books after 43 years as they had never qualified for the semi-finals of the World Cup after 1975.The Netherlands played like true warriors and didn’t give an inch to the Indians after the change of ends.The Dutch had the first shot at the goal in the 11th minute but Jeroen Hertzberger reverse hit went just wide of the Indian goal.India’s first real scoring opportunity came in the 12th minute when they were awarded a penalty corner and the hosts did not let go the chance as Akashdeep scored from a rebound after Harmanpreet Singh’s initial flick was saved by German goalkeeper Pirmin Blaak.advertisementKothajit Singh produced a stellar performance for India at the back as he denied the Dutch on a number of occasions with timely interceptions.But at the stroke of the first quarter, Netherlands drew level when Brinkman got the faintest of deflection to beat Indian custodian PR Sreejesh from a long ball from outside the cirle.Five minutes from the first half, India came tantalisingly close from restoring their lead by Nilkanata shot wide from a rebound after Akashdeep’s deflection was kept away by Blaak in front of the German goal.Four minutes into the second half, Akshdeep had a golden chance to restore India’s lead but his reverse hit from a long ball of Harmanpreet Singh sailed over the Dutch goal.Soon Netherlands secured two back-to-back penalty corners but the Indians defended stoutly to thwart the danger.In the 48th minute, Simranjeet Singh’s fine stick work in the right flank went in vain as Akashdeep failed to reach his pass with only the Dutch goalie to beat.The Dutch came out with a plan in the fourth quarter and didn’t give India any leeway into their citadel.The Indians found it difficult to build up attacks as the Dutch concentrated on tight men marking.Ten minutes from the final hooter Netherlands secured their fourth penalty corner and Van der Weerden found the back of the net past Indian goalkeeper PR Sreejesh, who had an ordinary tournament as per his standard.Desperate for the equaliser, the Indians threw up numbers upfront and it bore fruit when Chinglensana Singh earned their second penalty corner but Dutch goalkeeper Blaak made double save to deny Harmanpreet.In search of a match-saving goal, India withdraw goalkeeper Sreejesh for an extra player but the move didn’t pay any dividend.Two minutes from time, Netherlands secured another penalty corner but the Indian defence, without a goalkeeper, did well to keep Netherlands at bay.The hosts failed to get the equaliser as the packed stadium backed the Men in Blue till the very last second only to return home disappointed.Netherlands will take on two-time defending champions Australia while Belgium will take on England on Saturday.(With inputs from PTI)last_img read more

IPL 2019 Auction: Didn’t expect to get Yuvraj for Rs 1 crore, says MI owner Akash Ambani

first_imgMumbai Indians owner Akash Ambani said the three-time champions weren’t expecting to buy Yuvraj Singh and Lasith Malinga at their base prices at the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 auction on Tuesday in Jaipur.Revealing they had a plan to get experienced players at the auction to complement the budding youngsters in their camp, Ambani said Yuvraj’s purchase at his base price of Rs 1 crore was the biggest steal in the history of the franchise’s IPL auctions.Yuvraj, who has been a shadow of his former self on the field in the recent past, went unsold during the first round of auctions on Tuesday before he was brought back in the accelerated bidding towards the end of a six-hour-long process that saw 60 players, including 20 overseas stars, sold to eight franchises.Mumbai wasted no time in making the first bid for Yuvraj but much to the surprise of many, the first bid turned out to be the only bid for the 2011 World Cup-winning India all-rounder.”Yuvi [Yuvraj] and Malinga were crucial players for us at the auction. We were fortunate to get those two players. To be honest, I was thinking on the basis of experience, we retained a lot of young players. And then entering this auction, we wanted to buy a few young players but the agenda was to focus on experience a lot,” Ambani told Star Sports.If you are wondering why this took time…we’ve just got back to senses!WELCOME TO MUMBAI, @YUVSTRONG12 #CricketMeriJaan #IPLAuction pic.twitter.com/Zj6E80g7w4advertisementMumbai Indians (@mipaltan) December 18, 2018″No doubt, they will definitely add to the franchise. Even in terms of cricketing roles, we have clear roles identified for them. They will be really, really good for Mumbai Indians.” think it’s the steal of 12 auctions that Mumbai Indians have had. Malinga too, for base price. We had budgeted a lot more for them. Never thought they would come at base price. We are really, really happy that we got them. Both of them have won every trophy that is there to be won in T20s. Malinga is arguably Mumbai Indians’ best foreign player ever. We are happy to add them to our camp.”After fetching a record price of Rs 16 crore at the 2015 auction, the 37-year-old’s price dipped to Rs 7 crore in 2016 when he was snapped up by Sunrisers Hyderabad. He was bought at his base price of Rs 2 crore during January’s auction earlier this year by Kings XI Punjab. He was eventually released by the Punjab-based franchise in the lead up to to the recently-concluded auction.I am glad to be part of the @mipaltan family, looking forward for the season to begin. See u soon @ImRo45yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) December 18, 2018Needed a senior bowler to guide the youngsters: Jayawardene on Malinga’s purchaseMeanwhile, head coach Mahela Jayawardene, who had the company of recently-appointed bowling coach Zaheer Khan at the auction on Tuesday, said the decision to buy Malinga was not taken at the heat of the moment but was a well-thought-out one.Malinga, the most successful bowler in the history of the league, had turned up as a mentor at Mumbai after he went unsold at last year’s auction. The Sri Lankan pace great had even hinted earlier this year that he was mulling retirement and that his IPL career was over.However, after an impressive comeback to international cricket in September 2018, the 35-year-old is back as a player in the IPL.”We realised after 12 months of hard work, he [Malinga] has come back. He is performing really well. We needed a senior bowler who could guide this young group of bowlers we had. So it’s easier for us to relate to Lasith,” Jayawardene said.Mrs. Nita Ambani and @ImZaheer are happy to have Lasith Malinga back in the squad. #CricketMeriJaan pic.twitter.com/4aS2m2zMkyMumbai Indians (@mipaltan) December 18, 2018The head coach also said the Mumbai Indians are looking to shed the tag of slow starters in the upcoming of the cash-rich league, which is expected to start in March. Notably, the Rohit Sharma-led franchise bowed out of the tournament earlier this year without failing to qualify for the playoffs after yet another slow start.”Ideally, you want to start with wins under the belt. That gives you momentum. Last year, we played some close matches… we could have won the first four matches that we last. It’s just the killer instinct of finishing the games wasn’t there. But once we got into our stride, we were playing good cricket and we just missed out on the playoffs. The players were disappointed but everyone knew Mumbai did not perform up to its potential,” Jayawardene said.advertisement”However, we trust the group, we back the talent and personnel that we bought. So, as long as you’re going to give that confidence to the team, you can expect them to repay that. This squad looks similar to the ones that won the championships in the past. You need to trust people, systems and structures so that they will deliver,” Jayawardene said.Also Read | IPL 2019 Auction: 8 teams spend Rs 106.80 crore on 60 playersAlso Read | IPL 2019 Auction: Varun Chakravarathy ‘over the moon’ after bagging million-dollar dealAlso Read | IPL 2019 Auction: Rs 8.40 crore for mystery Indian spinner, Rs 5 crore for hard-hitting MumbaikarAlso Read | IPL Auction 2019: Rajasthan Royals shell out Rs 8.40 crore to buy back Jaydev UnadkatAlso Read | IPL 2019 Auction: Delhi Capitals outbid Kings XI Punjab to bag Axar Patel for Rs 5 crorelast_img read more

India vs Australia: Australian journalist uses random video to ridicule Virat Kohli

first_imgVirat Kohli has been mocked by an Australian journalist after India captain’s on-field behaviour in the Perth Test came under sharp criticism. Former India cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar slammed Kohli following his verbal spat with his Australian counterpart Tim Paine. However, Australian great Allan Border and West Indies legend Viv Richards have found nothing wrong with Kohli’s on-field behaviour.An Australian journalist has now mocked Virat Kohli in a Twitter post in which he has used a video. In the video, a batsman after being Mankaded vents out his anger by slamming his bat on the ground.In the caption, the Aussie journalist has written, “Here’s Virat showing everyone how to behave when things don’t go your way on the field.”Here’s Virat showing everyone how to behave when things don’t go your way on the field pic.twitter.com/w596J02n2VDennis Tareen (@DennisCricket_) 20 December 2018Kohli, who is currently the best batsman in the world, has been branded as a villain by the Australian media.Tensions flared up during the second Test in Perth when Kohli and Paine were involved in a verbal spat. Kohli and Paine had a bit of chat in the middle as both teams fought it out in the first session on Day 4 of the second Test in Perth on Monday.Kohli was visibly frustrated with the fifth-wicket partnership between Paine and Usman Khawaja and was in Paine’s ears throughout the first two hours of play.At one point in time during the 71st over, Paine took a single to come towards the non-striker’s end when Kohli came charging towards the Aussie skipper but stopped just in time.advertisementUmpire Chris Gaffney was not impressed with how the two were behaving in the middle and was heard saying something on the lines of “That’s enough, that’s enough. Come on, play the game. You guys are the captains,” on the stump microphone.It all started on Day 3 when Kohli was heard saying, “If he messes it up, it’s 2-0”. This was picked up by the microphone after he and his teammates made a loud caught-behind appeal for Paine in the final over of the day.The two were even seen and heard sledging each other on Sunday when Paine was batting in the final session.Paine too did not hold himself back and replied “You’ve got to bat first, big head”.”Virat Kohli is such a champion player that we kind of accept everything he does on the pitch. Had Virat Kohli not been the champion player he is, some of his antics on the field would have created quite a stir,” Manjrekar said at the lunch break show on SonyLIV. “You have to behave responsibly at times though. There are others ways to score runs. What I mean is brand Virat Kohli helps him get away with his on-field behaviour,” he added.Former Australia captain Michael Clarke too agreed with Manjrekar, saying, “I mean yes you can feel he’s doing a lot but that’s just part of him. You see the same aggression while he’s batting and I mean we all want him to keep scoring so you can’t just ask him to cut that aggression.”Gavaskar said the Indian team are no saints and he believed they were the ones who began the sledging war in Australia and now they had to be prepared to cop it. Ironically, Kohli had promised his men won’t start any verbal wars and would react only if the Australians played dirty.”Tim Paine is not in the Indian dressing room.. So how does he know Vijay does not like Kohli?,” Gavaskar told India Today.”These are the kind of things which are called gamesmanship. We have not been saints either. Way back in 2014, when Australia were down with the tragic death of Phillip Hughes, we started it. They were too shocked in the first Test and we started it,” he added.Former India cricketer Aakash Chopra, meanwhile, has taken a dig at the Australian cricket team and the Aussie media for making a villain out of Virat Kohli.”The Australian media is rallying behind their cricket team and, in fact, making India and Virat Kohli as the villains of world cricket. I am very, very surprised. It’s the classic case of pot calling the kettle black. Perhaps, it’s time for them to look inwards and just ask themselves the question, regards to how they have behaved in the past,” Chopra told India Today.last_img read more

Boxing Day Test: Debutant Mayank Agarwal highlights strong India show on Day 1

first_imgTest match cricket on Boxing Day lived up to the expectations as India dominated the first day’s play against Australia in the third Test in Melbourne on Wednesday.India captain Virat Kohli won a crucial toss and opted to bat first on a flat and slow surface at the Melbourne Cricket Ground and reached 215 for 2 at stumps, thanks to superb knocks from Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli.Pujara was 68 not out, with India captain Virat Kohli batting on 47 at stumps on the first day.But it was debutant Agarwal who stole the show with an outstanding innings of 76 runs after he opened the innings with Hanuma Vihari.The new Indian opening pair added 40 runs for the first wicket before Pat Cummins bounced out Vihari for 8 after the first hour’s play.Agarwal then added 83 runs for the second wicket with Pujara as the duo batted with positive intent.But just when it seemed like Agarwal would go on to score a memorable century on debut, the right-hander departed against the run of play as Cummins struck right at the stroke of tea.Agarwal’s 76 off 161 balls became the highest score by an Indian batsman on debut in Australia.The 27-year-old looked at ease against the fast bowlers and off-spinner Nathan Lyon alike throughout the first session and continued in the same vein after the lunch break.Agarwal became the 27th Indian batsman to score a fifty on Test debut. He is also only the second Indian opener to make his debut on Australian soil. Amir Elahi, the 40th player to represent the country, had made his debut at the Sydney Cricket Ground way back in 1947-48.advertisementThe Bangalore-born cricketer also became the second Indian to score a half-century on debut in Australia after Dattu Phadkar (51 vs Australia at SCG in 1947).Agarwal’s departure saw Pujara team up with Kohli in the final session in which they scored 92 runs to see the team through safely through to stumps.Starc bowled with serious pace late in the day after Tim Paine took the second new ball in the 83rd over and even produced a couple of chances but was unable to break the 92-run partnership for the third wicket. This is currently the highest stand for the visitors in this series.Kohli even got a reprieve in the 87th over when he was dropped for 47 by Paine off Starc’s bowling. The dropped catch just summed up Australia’s day in the field.Cummins, who was the most impressive bowler on show on the first day, finished with 2 wickets for 40 runs while the rest of the bowlers, including Lyon who bowled 21 overs, went wicketless.The four-Test series is evenly poised at 1-1 after Australia’s victory in the second contest in Perth. India won the opener in Adelaide.Brief scores: India (215/2) at stumps against Australia in Melbourne. Cheteshwar Pujara (68*), Virat Kohli (47*), Mayank Agarwal (76), Pat Cummins (2/40).last_img read more

Alzarri Joseph plays Test vs England hours after mother’s demise, gets standing ovation

first_imgWest Indies fast bowler Alzarri Joseph displayed tremendous courage and determination as he walked out to bat hours after his mother, Sharon’s demise on Day 3 of the ongoing second Test against England at North Sound, Antigua on Saturday.Joseph had lost his mother, who was suffering from a prolonged illness, ahead of the third day’s play but West Indies team manager confirmed that the U-19 World Cup-winning fast bowler would continue playing the Test for West Indies. Notably, players from both the West Indies and England were seen wearing black armbands as a mark of respect.When Alzarri Joseph walked out to bat at No. 9 after the dismissal of Kemar Roach during the first session, the North Sound crowd gave him a standing ovation.Notably, Alzarri Joseph had left the team on a tour last year to be with his then ailing mother, according to ESPNCricinfo.A special ovation for Alzarri Joseph as he comes out to bat. #bbccricket #WIvENG pic.twitter.com/DjWOzHyVzNTest Match Special (@bbctms) February 2, 2019″Our young fast bowler Alzarri Joseph’s mother, Sharon Joseph, passed away earlier today. Please join us as we express our heartfelt condolences to Alzarri and his family during this very difficult time,” a statement from West Indies Cricket read.Pace great Ian Bishop spent time with Alzarri Joseph before the start of the day’s play and offered his condolences to the Antiguan fast bowler.#WIvENG Ian Bishop offers his condolences to Antiguan fast bowler, Alzarri Joseph, on the passing of his Mom, Sharon Joseph. pic.twitter.com/39pTqOlfK4advertisementWindies Cricket (@windiescricket) February 2, 2019″It is with great sadness that we have been informed that Sharon Joseph, the mother of our young fast bowler Alzarri Joseph, has passed away,” West Indies’ team manager, Rawl Lewis was quoted as saying by the report.”We know that this will be a very sad and difficult time for Alzarri and his family. But we hope that it brings him comfort to know that his grief is shared by us all – his team-mates and support staff of the Windies team – and we would like to extend our deepest sympathies to him and his family.”Joseph had picked up two wickets in the first innings of the Test as England were bowled out for 187. In the first Test, he had picked up three wickets across two innings as the West Indies thrashed England by 381 runs after bowling the visitors out for 77 in the first innings.West Indies were 291 for 8 at drinks break in the first session of Day 3 with Darren Bravo batting on 42 (198 balls) but Alzarri Joseph fell for 7 to Ben Stokes shortly after the resumption of play. The hosts will be hoping to extend the lead over England and push towards taking an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.Also Read | India will do well in the fifth ODI against New Zealand: Harbhajan SinghAlso Read | James Neesham on MS Dhoni: You haven’t won the game until you have got him outAlso See:last_img read more

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro, Redmi Note 7 quick review: Beautiful looks, superb hardware at killer price

first_imgXiaomi on Thursday launched the Redmi Note 7 and the Redmi Note 7 Pro in India. The Redmi Note 7 India price starts at Rs 9,999 while the Note 7 Pro has been priced slightly higher — but very reasonable given its hardware and features — at more at Rs 13,999. Some of the specifications and features of the two Redmi Note 7 phones are the same while in some other crucial aspects they differ.Overall, the Redmi Note 7 Pro is a much powerful version of the Redmi Note 7 as far as specifications are concerned but by the looks of it both the phones seem similar as they sport the same gradient finish — something that Xiaomi is calling Aura design — Dot Drop notch (a fancy name Xiaomi is using for waterdrop notch), and minimal bezels around the screens. Over here at India Toady Tech we spent some time with the Redmi Note 7 and the Redmi Note 7 Pro and can, briefly and from whatever we saw for now, that these say these phones are impressive in real as they seem on the basis of their images and specification sheet.Both the Redmi Note 7 and the Redmi Note 7 Pro look gorgeous. There is no better way to describe them. For their prices it won’t be wrong to say that the Redmi Note 7 and the Redmi Note 7 Pro are one of the best-looking phones under Rs 10,000 and Rs 20,000, respectively. In the past, previous Redmi Notes like the Redmi Note 5, the Note 5 Pro or the Redmi Note 6 Pro were more about the powerful specifications than the outer appearance. But with the Redmi Note 7 series Xiaomi is attempting to change that and I believe the company has done a pretty good job at it. The aura finish makes the Redmi Note 7 and the Redmi Note 7 Pro look beautiful. In fact, the gradient finish gives a premium touch to the devices and makes them look like expensive phones.advertisement With the Redmi Note 7 series Xiaomi is finally following the ongoing trend in the tech industry. I’m talking about the waterdrop notch which Xiaomi is calling Dot Drop. The Redmi Note 7 and the Redmi Note 7 Pro are the first phones from Xiaomi to come to India with a Dot Drop notch. The bezels around the screen have also been trimmed and that gives these two phones a more striking appearance, although there is still a fairly noticeable chin present at the bottom edge of the screen. Guess we can’t have everything, but all that Xiaomi has managed to do with the Redmi Note 7 and the Redmi Note 7 Pro is impressive, particularly when you factor in the price of these two phones.Colours and gradientsWhen I was trying the phone after the Redmi Note 7 launch event in Delhi, I personally loved the Neptune Blue colour of the Redmi Note 7 Pro and Sapphire Blue colour of the Redmi Note 7. In India, the Redmi Note 7 Pro will be available three colours including Neptune Blue, Nebula Red, and Classic Space Black. The Redmi Note 7 will also be available in three colours including Oxyn Black, Ruby Red, and Sapphire Blue. You will be able to buy the Redmi Note 7 on March 6 during its first sale in India, while the Redmi Note 7 Pro will go on sale for the first time in the country on March 13 via Mi.com, Flipkart and Mi Home stores. The screens of both the Redmi Note 7 and the Redmi Note 7 Pro looked fairly good in the indoor setting where I was trying the phones. More I will have to say on this once I get a chance to use the Redmi 7 and the Redmi 7 Pro in bright surroundings or under sunlight.Both the Redmi Note phones come with a 6.3-inch full-HD+ LTPS display that has a resolution of 1080×2340 pixels and aspect ratio of 19.5:9. One the things that impressed me is that Xiaomi has protected both back and front panel of the Redmi Note 7 and the Redmi Note 7 Pro with Corning Gorilla Glass 5. Xiaomi says that both the phones should be ideally able to survive a minor drop or tumble.The USP of the Redmi Note 7 Pro is apparently its 48-megapixel camera. This camera uses Sony IMX586 sensor paired with f/1.79 aperture. Xiaomi is also using pixel-binning technology, so images by default are going to have 12-megapixel size. This is actually great news, because this should result in better low light photos. Or photos that have lots of details. The Pro version also includes a secondary 5-megapixel sensor on the back that enables portrait shots.advertisement The camera is one area where the Redmi Note 7 differs significantly from the Redmi Note 7 Pro. Unlike the 48-megapixel rear camera, the Note 7 comes with a more regular 12-megapixel camera. But like the Pro, it also has a secondary 5-megapixel shooter. Both phones have a single 13-megapixel camera on the front for selfies.We will have more to say about the Redmi Note 7 and the Redmi Note 7 Pro cameras in our full review.One of the best bits about the Redmi Note 7 series is the aggressive pricing. The Redmi Note 7 Pro is powered by Snapdragon 675 chipset, which so far we have seen on the Vivo V15 Pro that sells for Rs 28,990 in India. So, good job there Xiaomi! The Redmi Note 7 is powered by Snapdragon 660 AIE chipset, and is the first phone under Rs 10,000 come with this powerful processor. We will have more to say about the performance and whether the Redmi Note 7 and the Redmi Note 7 Pro are worth their prices in our full review very soon. Stay tuned.ALSO READ | Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro, Redmi Note 7 launched in India, price starts from Rs 9,999ALSO READ | Redmi Note 7 Pro, Redmi Note 7, a new 32-inch TV and everything else Xiaomi launched in India todayALSO READ | Xiaomi Redmi Note 7, Redmi Note 7 Pro launched: Key specs, features, India price, and everything else you need to knowlast_img read more

Aston Martin Valhalla, DB5, V8 to feature in upcoming James Bond movie

first_imgFor all those crazy Aston Martin fans, there is a piece of fascinating news and that too with a James Bond twist. The upcoming movie in the popular franchise, tentatively titled Bond 25, will feature not one, not two but three cars from the stable of the iconic luxury British sports carmaker.The news has been confirmed by Aston Martin, with the three vehicles being Valhalla, V8 and DB5. While V8 and DB5 have earlier featured in James Bond films, mid-engined hypercar Valhalla will be seen in a 007 movie for the first time.Aston Martin Valhalla will come with high-output turbocharged V6 petrol engine and battery-electric hybrid system, according to the company. Only 500 Coupe examples of the all-carbon fibre hypercar will be made.Valhalla shares its fundamental styling and aerodynamic philosophy with Aston Martin Valkyrie. It gets a pronounced front keel and large rear diffuser. It will feature the next-generation aircraft morphing technology.Identified by its codename AM-RB 003 earlier, it was only last week that the mid-engined hypercar was named Valhalla. The name takes inspiration from the ancient Norse mythology and takes forward the company’s seven-decade-old ‘V’ car naming strategy.The new James Bond film, which is slated to release on April 8, 2020, will see Daniel Craig return as the world’s most famous spy. Craig will reprise the iconic role for the fifth and final time. He has earlier played Bond in Casino Royale (2006), Quantum of Solace (2008), Skyfall (2012) and Spectre (2015).ALSO READ | Hyundai Venue receives over 33,000 bookings, 1,000 units of the compact SUV delivered on June 21ALSO READ | Kia Seltos vs Hyundai Creta: Can the upcoming compact SUV beat the segment leader?ALSO READ | Maruti Suzuki Dzire is safer than ever, petrol variant now complies with BS6 emission normsadvertisementlast_img read more

World Cup 2019: Anushka Sharma’s deadpan gaze towards camera is hilarious

first_imgIndia captain Virat Kohli had the fortune of having his ‘lady-luck’ and wife Anushka Sharma present at Headingley during his team’s victory over Sri Lanka on Sunday. As India wrapped up a comprehensive 7-wicket win over their neighbours in Leeds, the Bollywood actress was seen cheering for the Men in Blue while humming to the music being played at the ground.As India restricted Sri Lanka to 264 at the end of 50 overs, Anushka was seen humming to a Bollywood number ‘Taare gin gin’ before she noticed that the camera was focussed upon her. Instantly she shifted her gaze at the camera while looking straight back at it from behind her tilted sunglasses.?? | @AnushkaSharma humming along to Tare Gin Gin and pointing to camera at Headingley Cricket Ground today ?? pic.twitter.com/jblar89AkkAnushka Sharma FC (@AnushkaSFanCIub) July 6, 2019Anushka’s gaze prompted multiple reactions from Twitter usersAnushka judging you face is so iconic. ???????? pic.twitter.com/cQdUnIk5sRRuby (@iperfectlywrong) July 6, 2019Anushka is having fun. #INDvSL pic.twitter.com/0yc6VlkqMq?? (@Most__Ardently) July 6, 2019Rohit Sharma And Anushka Sharma….. ??????Who Did Better? ??#INDvSL #SLvIND #RohitSharma pic.twitter.com/xU7bFAXdyMProf. Boies Pilled bell ???? (@Lil_Boies2) July 6, 2019Earlier, Rohit Sharma became the 1st man to hit 5 hundreds in a single World Cup while KL Rahul hit his maiden World Cup century as India defeated Sri Lanka by 7 wickets in their final league match of the 2019 Cricket World Cup at Leeds on Saturday.Chasing 265, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul dominated Sri Lanka’s bowling attack to add 189 for the first wicket off 30.1 overs. The day, once again belonged to Rohit Sharma, who scored his 3rd successive hundred in this World Cup, his 6th in World Cups and his 27th in an illustrious ODI career.advertisementSri Lanka finished with only 3 wins from 9 games and will go back home disappointed. India will move on to the semi-finals which will be played on July 9 and July 11.Also Read | Happy Birthday MS Dhoni: India’s most successful captain turns 38Also See:last_img read more

Realme X, Realme 3i launched in India: Price, specifications and first sale date

first_imgRealme X and Realme 3i are now official in India. The company launched the two phones at an event in New Delhi where it also revealed the pricing and availability details. The Realme X comes to India after making its debut in China. It is a feature-packed premium mid-range smartphone that highlights an AMOLED display, Snapdragon 710 chipset and 48MP dual camera, among other things. The Realme 3i is a budget phone that offers a smudge-free diamond-cut design, Helio P60 chipset and a large 4,230mAh battery.Realme X has been priced starting at Rs 16,999 for the 4GB RAM and 128GB internal storage variant and Rs19,999 for the 8GB + 128GB model. The Realme X will be offered in Polar White and Space Blue gradient colours. The Realme X will go on sale for the first time on July 24 at 12 noon on Flipkart and Realme.com. Realme will hold a special sale on July 18 at 8pm for those who pre-ordered the device last week. The Realme X will also go on sale via offline stores soon.Realme has also announced the Realme X Master Edition which comes in Onion and Garlic-inspired finishes priced at Rs 19,999. Additionally, the Realme X Spider-Man: Far From Home edition that comes in a special box that includes a Spider-Man-themed case and icon pack. This edition is priced at Rs 20,999. Both the special edition phones will go on sale in August.The budget Realme 3i starts at Rs 7,999 for the 3GB + 32GB variant and Rs 9,999 for the 4GB + 64GB version. The first sale date will be on July 23, 2019 at 12 noon on Flipkart and Realme.com. The Realme 3i will be available in three colours – Diamond Black, Diamond Blue and Diamond Red.advertisementRealme X specificationsRealme X highlights a premium body as it gets a tall, bezel-less display on the front and a curved glasstic rear panel in gradient finishes along with a metal frame. The Realme X is the company’s first phone to offer a notchless Super AMOLED display to bring a pure full-screen experience. The smartphone sports a 6.53-inch FHD+ (2340×1080) screen with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio, over 91 percent screen-to-body ratio and Gorilla Glass 5 protection.Powering the Realme X is a 2.2Ghz Snapdragon 710 octa-core chipset paired with up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The Realme X does not support storage expandability. It houses a 3,765mAh battery and support VOOC 3.0 fast charging. The smartphone runs on Android 9 Pie with ColorOS 6 on top. The Realme X also supports Dolby Atmos for an immersive sound experience via headphones.Realme X comes with an in-display fingerprint sensor and supports face unlock as well. The phone offers a pop-up selfie camera that houses a 16-megapixel f/2.0 sensor. The pop-up camera is said to rise in just 0.74 seconds and will automatically retract when detecting fall. On the back of the Realme X, you get a 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 main camera with f/1.7 aperture, 1.6 micron pixel and 6P lens and a 5-megapixel secondary depth sensor. The Realme X offers features like Nightscape and Chroma Boost.Realme 3i specificationsRealme 3i is the first smartphone in the company’s new Realme “i” series. The Realme 3i is largely similar to the Realme 3 that was launched earlier this year. It gets a similar 6.2-inch HD+ (1520×720) display with a 19:9 aspect ratio and Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The rear panel is different here as it sports a diamond-cut design with a matt finish much like the Realme C2. It will be offered in three colours – Diamond Black, Diamond Blue and Diamond Red. The handset measures 156.1×75.6×8.3mm and weighs 175 grams.The smartphone is powered by a 2.0Ghz Helio P60 octa-core chipset with up to 4GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage, which is expandable up to 256GB. The phone offers a triple card slot with two Nano SIM cards (Dual VoLTE) and a microSD card support. It comes with fingerprint sensor and face unlock.Realme 3i offers a 13-megapixel main camera with PDAF and f/1.8 aperture and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. On the front, the phone features a 13-megapixel selfie sensor. The Realme 3i also runs on ColorOS 6 based on Android Pie and houses a 4,230mAh battery.ALSO READ | Xiaomi Mi A3 set to launch on July 25, will be more powerful than Mi A2: When will it come to India?ALSO READ | Apple iPhone 6 of a 11 year old catches fires and explodesALSO READ | Xiaomi Mi Super Bass Wireless headphones launched in India for Rs 1,799: What’s special, availability detailslast_img read more

IT’S MARDI GRAS WEEKEND IN SIOUX CITY

first_imgMardi Gras returns to Sioux City on Friday with the annual Big Parade and Mardi Gras Costume Festivale.The Big Parade starts at 6pm at the east end of downtown on Iowa Street, heads west on 3rd, then south on Pierce, ending at the Tyson Events Center parking lot.Thousands of beads will be thrown into the crowd that line the streets.After that the Festivale and Masquerade Ball take place inside the Tyson with handmade costumes decorated with feathers, sequins, and, jewels, from Louisiana.Entry into the Festivale is free.The “Taste of Louisiana” Cajun meal may be purchased at the Festivale, with food service beginning at 6:30 and the costume gala beginning at 7:30.There will also be live music with the Skyla Burrell Blues Band and the night wraps up with fireworks at 10:15pm.last_img read more