Continue Reading Previous Parasoft announce SOAtest Smart API Test GeneratorNext Why FIR sensing technology is essential for achieving fully autonomous vehicles With the AAEON Shop, AAEON Europe is giving professionals the chance to purchase industrial embedded hardware online and get it quickly! The Shop gives the opportunity to buy a selected range of products in smaller quantities, while related product documentation is ready for immediate customer download.The AAEON Shop is divided into different product categories, meaning ‘UP Boards,’ ‘Internet of Things,’ ‘Rugged Tablet Computers,’ ‘Panel PCs,’ ‘Box PCs,’ ‘Industrial Boards,’ ‘Network Appliances’ and ‘Accessories.’ Selected products, such as Pico-ITX boards, which are supported by the AAEON Community, are delivered in just a week to any European country. Also, the Shop gives the opportunity to sort by vertical markets and Community supported boards.With this concept, AAEON Europe intends to serve niche markets and areas which require fast prototype, while developing a closer customer relationship with the possibility for quick response. Our main project focus is on industrial companies and industrial startups.In support of the AAEON Shop, AAEON is introducing the AAEON Community – a fast feedback loop from end-customers for industrial products based on Intel formerly known Apollo Lake and Intel Kaby Lake platform to improve the product fit to market.The Community gives subscribed members the chance to share their experiences, their projects, their products and their know-how across users and AAEON hardware and software partners. It includes a Wiki where one can find tutorials and getting started guides, a centralized Download section and a discussion Forum with an FAQ branch.Currently, the Community is focusing on two boards, the PICO APL1 and PICO-APL3 but AAEON is planning to include support to three other models in the upcoming three months. The two Community supported boards will be delivered within seven working days when purchased through AAEON Shop. Joining the community will give the members the chance to apply for selling their solutions – based on AAEON products – in AAEON Shop and UP Market Place and to present them in AAEON tradeshows and events.In support of the launch of the AAEON Shop and Community, AAEON Europe is offering a 10% discount (code: buy@AAEONshop) for all products available in the AAEON Shop. This code is valid until 11/07/2018.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules
Continue Reading Previous congatec teams up with OSADL to optimize support for Real-Time LinuxNext Infineon is launching first magnetic sensors based on TMR technology Eurotech announced that AVR has chosen the ReliaGATE family of intelligent edge computers running Eurotech’s Everyware Software Framework and Everyware Cloud to manage the edge devices for its smart agriculture project to connect its harvesting machinery. These IoT building blocks are integrated by AVR partner delaware with an MS Azure-based IoT platform that gathers, analyzes and visualizes data from sensors on tractors and other farming vehicles.With a showcase version up and running, AVR plans to release the platform for end users later in 2018, gathering market feedback to drive the development of new capabilities. No financial information has been disclosed.AVR has a decades-long history in the field of potato agriculture, designing and manufacturing harvesters, planters and cultivators. It’s a niche market, but they are one of the world’s biggest players, exporting equipment to every continent. However, even a traditional industry like agriculture is being impacted by emerging IT innovations.In the past, AVR focused much more on the mechanical side of agriculture. Now, the goal is to develop smarter machines with many more sensors and use the collected data to bring value and transparency to stakeholders along the entire value chain as an add-on to our core offer of high-quality machinery.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules
Axiomtek’s UST500-517-FL is powered by the LGA1151 socket 7th/6th generation Intel Core and Pentium processors up to 65W with Intel Q170 chipset. It integrated 16 PoE ports in RJ-45 or M12 connectors for IP cameras as well as supports DVI-D, HDMI and VGA interfaces for three surveillance monitors. In the meanwhile, it provides a full scope of power protection that includes intelligent vehicle power management technology for ACC on/off delay, shutdown delay, and over/under voltage protection.The rugged transportation box PC has good communications capability, with two full-sized and two half-sized PCI Express Mini Card slots and two SIM card slots for 3G/4G, GPS, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth applications. For system integrators with extensive storage needs, the system offers four swappable or two built-in 2.5” SATA drives and up to 20TB capacity in a single unit. Enhanced by its robust structure and system design, the UST500-517-FL is able to operate under a wide temperature range from -40 to +70°C and vibration endurance up to 3 Grms. This transportation embedded box PC is in compliance with E-Mark and EN 50155 for mobile surveillance applications.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules Continue Reading Previous EKF: quad port USB 3.0 peripheral slot card for CompactPCI SerialNext How embedded projects run into trouble: Jack’s Top Ten Countdown
Parasoft announced the latest releases of Parasoft Jtest and Parasoft dotTEST, their Java and .NET development testing solutions that combine static analysis, security testing, unit testing, and code coverage analysis to help users maximize application quality and security, while minimizing business risks. The new releases (10.4.2) focus on enabling DevSecOps to make security a part of the development process, and help organizations achieve continuous security and compliance with more support for security standards than ever seen before. Parasoft’s security solutions integrate into the daily development workflow from the start, providing teams with continuous visibility into security standards compliance, and helping them remediate vulnerabilities earlier and continuously throughout the DevSecOps journey.Parasoft’s solutions provide pre-configured, out-of-the-box, and fully-customizable test configurations for security standards, including CWE Top 25, CWE CUSP, OWASP Top 10, PCI-DSS, and UL 2900. Developers can execute real-time security and compliance scans, directly within their development workflows in the IDE, to see potential security vulnerabilities right where they can understand and fix them prior to check-in.In this release, Parasoft has also built into the product a broad array of context-specific training and tutorials for vulnerabilities identified in the code, to help developers learn about and address security issues as they work, enhancing their security expertise. The same security configuration or policy can also be leveraged by scans executed as part of the CI/CD pipeline, providing a safety-net to gate the delivery pipeline and ensure that insecure code does not get promoted to later stages. Bringing everything together is Parasoft’s centralized reporting dashboard that dynamically demonstrates the application’s security and compliance status in real-time, with widgets that directly correlate to the security standard’s risk assessment framework being used, and automatic report generation for auditing.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software Continue Reading Previous Infineon: AMR-based angle sensors as single and dual die versionsNext Enhancing privacy and security in the smart meter lifecycle
‘Mumbai more expensive for expats than Melbourne, Frankfurt’Mumbai, Jun 26 (PTI) Cost of living for expatriates inMumbai is the highest in the country, and more expensive thanits global peers like Melbourne and Frankfurt, said a survey.The financial capital of the country is ranked at the55th spot in terms of cost of living globally, higher thancities like Melbourne (58), Frankfurt (68), Buenos Aires (76),Stockholm (89) and Atlanta (95), according the 2018 cost ofliving survey by global consulting firm Mercer.Other Indian cities featuring in the survey includeDelhi (103), Chennai (144), Bengaluru (170), with Kolkata(182) being the least expensive Indian city.”While cities such as Melbourne and Buenos Aires havefallen in their rankings, Mumbai’s jump in ranking is alsoattributable to continued surge in prices of food, alcohol anddomestic supplies,” the survey noted.Hong Kong is ranked as the world’s costliest city tolive in for expatriates.Inflation, among the highest in Indian citiessurveyed, remained at 5.57 per cent for the surveyed set ofexpatriate goods, during the survey period.This is especially true for prices of expatriate fooditems such as, butter, meat and poultry as well premium farmproduce which have increased significantly, along with pricesof alcohol, according to the report.Costs of sporting, leisure related activities havealso played a role to rising prices, followed in part bytransportation costs, which includes taxi fares and cost ofregistration and road taxes, it noted.The survey is designed to help multinational companiesand governments determine compensation strategies for theirexpatriate employees.advertisementAccording to Mercer’s International Policies andPractices Report on India, 93 per cent of companies docompensate through a cost of living allowance for theirexpatriate assignee.”This increase in prices of goods in our cities,viewed along with currency exchange rate, has a direct impacton the Indian assignee compensation when using a balance sheetapproach, making overseas assignment costs sometimes greaterand sometimes smaller,” said Padma Ramanathan, India practiceleader, global mobility, Mercer.In this scenario, companies are reconsidering howfrequently expatriate salaries are reviewed, she said, addingin balancing assignee cost with assignee satisfaction, somecompanies prefer to let the assignee retain the benefit ofwindfall if applicable.This year’s rankings in the survey, which uses NewYork City as the base city for all comparisons, includes 209cities across five continents and measures the comparativecost of more than 200 items in each location. PTI DSK SSSS SS SS
Star sprinter Dutee Chand clinched her second silver medal at the Asian Games 2018 after finishing second in the women’s 200m final race on Wednesday.Dutee’s medal was India’s 52nd at the ongoing Games and the second on Day 11 following Manika Batra and Achanta Sharath Kamal’s table tennis bronze. India now have 9 gold, 20 silver and 23 bronze medals in the competition so far.Dutee, who had won a silver medal in the 100m final and emerged as the second fastest woman in Asian on Sunday, clocked 23.20 seconds to cross the finish line in second place behind Odiong Edidiong of Bahrain, who clocked 22.96 seconds. Wei Yongli of China took home the bronze medal with a time of 23.27 seconds.Dutee’s medal ended India’s 16-year wait for a medal in the women’s 200m event. Saraswati Saha was the last athlete to win a medal (gold) in the event back in 2002. Overall, Dutee is the fifth female athlete to win a medal in the event after Mary D’Souza (bronze in 1951), Stephie D’Souza (silver in 1958) and PT Usha (silver in 1982, gold in 1986).Dutee’s silver in the 100m was also India’s second at the Games after PT Usha’s silver medal at the 1986 Asiad in Seoul.Dutee came into the Asian Games after enduring a difficult past few years but her performance in Jakarta will keep her critics quiet for good now.She was dropped from India’s Commonwealth Games contingent in 2014 after being rendered ineligible to compete as a female athlete due to hyperandrogenism policy of the world athletics body (IAAF), the last four years of her life have not been easy for the 22-year-old Odisha athlete.advertisementBut she got the suspension overturned in the Court of Arbitration for sports in January this year, which allowed her to participate in international 100m and 200m events. Dutee however, was unceremoniously dropped from the squad for the CWG this year in Gold Coast.But Dutee has slowly but steadily fought her way back in the sport and is once again proving her talent on the track to the world.After her silver medal performance in the 100m final at this Asiad, Dutee put in another strong show in the 200m semi-finals on Tuesday in which she finished on top with a personal best time of 23:00 seconds, which was faster than her qualification round timing.Dutee was in third position in the beginning but made up in the last 50m stretch to edge out Edidiong Odiong (23.01) and Lingwei Kong (23.32).Dutee’s compatriot Hima Das on the other hand, was disqualified from the semi-finals due to a false start. Dutee meanwhile, was faster than Hima in the qualifying, clocking 23.37, compared to 23.47 of the latter.In the National Inter-State Championships in June, Hima had won the 200m gold in 23.10 ahead of Dutee, who had clocked 23.41.
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Samsung on Thursday added another new Galaxy A phone to its portfolio, and it is by far the company’s most unique one to date. The reason being the Galaxy A9 (2018) is the first smartphone in the world to get a quad-camera system. The back of the latest Galaxy A phone sees four cameras vertically stacked which Samsung says will help you capture the world the way you see it.The new Galaxy A9 reflects Samsung’s focus on offering unique and challenging mid-range smartphones to take on the competition. Not only does the Galaxy A9 highlight the four cameras on the back, but it also bring an attractive gradient design and a tall Infinity Display among other things. Here’s what you need to know about the Galaxy A9Samsung Galaxy A9 specificationsDisplay: The Galaxy A9 sports a 6.3-inch FHD+ (1080×2160) Super AMOLED displayProcessor: It is powered by an octa-core processor but Samsung hasn’t confirmed whether it’s a Snapdragon 660 chipset or an Exynos processorRAM: It will be offered with 6GB of RAM in most countries, but some areas will see an 8GB variant as well Internal storage: Both the RAM options will come with 128GB of internal storage. This is expandable up to 512GB through a microSD cardRear camera: The quad camera system on the back includes a 24MP main sensor with f/1.7 aperture, an 8MP ultra wide angle lens with f/2.4 aperture, a 10MP telephoto lens with 2x optical zoom and a 5MP depth sensor.advertisementFront camera: The device gets another 24MP sensor on the front and the camera supports live focusBattery: The Galaxy A9 (2018) will house a 3,800mAh battery with fast charge support via USB Type-C.Software: It will ship with Android Oreo with Samsung’s Experience UI on topSamsung Galaxy A9 features– The USP of the Galaxy A9 is the four cameras on the back that have been vertically stacked on the top left corner. Samsung is offering you a lot more ways to capture photos that one may otherwise be unable to do with regular dual cameras. The quad-camera system will allow users to easily switch between regular to wide-angle, zoom to depth and such combinations at your will. Additionally, the cameras also get functions like Scene Optimisation and defect recognition to help you capture the best, most realistic photos.– The four cameras on the back include a 2X telephoto lens for close up shots, a wide-angle lens for capture more area in a frame, a depth sensor to capture bokeh shots, and a regular 24MP primary sensor with a wide f/1.7 aperture for detailed low light captures.– Apart from the unique camera system, the Galaxy A9 also gets a unique gradient colour scheme on the back. The Bubblegum Pink and Lemonade Blue have a gradient design that moves from a darker shade to a lighter one. The colours also change depending on how you look at it.– The Galaxy A9 also houses a large 3,800mAh battery that should provide enough juice to take you through a full day and maybe more depending on your usage. The device also supports storage expandability up to 512GB which when combined with 128GB of internal storage would mean more than 600GB of total storage at your disposal.Samsung Galaxy A9 price and availabilityThe Galaxy A9 will cost 599 euros (approx Rs 51,300) when it goes on sale I’m the UK and Europe sometime in November. Samsung is yet to announce whether it plans to launch the Galaxy A9 in other markets including India, but it is highly possible.The company recently launched the Galaxy A7 in the country at Rs 23,990. The Galaxy A9, if it indeed comes to India, could come with a pretty steep price tag. Whether or not the quad cameras justify the price tag will remain to be seen after a more detailed review.Disclaimer: The reporter’s travel and stay for this event in Kuala Lumpur have been arranged by Samsung. ALSO READ: Samsung Galaxy Note 9 review: A Note worth taking
Under-16 top seed Bhakti Parwani’s title hopes were given a fatal blow on Thursday after she was handed a surprise exit by 12th seed Vipasha Mehra 6-0, 0-6, 4-6 in the quarter-finals of the National Juniors Open at the DLTA, here.The fourth day of the tournament – which saw last-eight actions in singles – saw another shocker in boys’ under-16, second-seed Sushant Dabbas lost out to ninth-seed Denim Yadav 6-3, 2-6, 6-4 despite taking a big 4-0 lead in the decisive set.In the first upset, Bhakti started her game on top gear as she took the first set without breaking a sweat 6-0. The Gujarati girl’s ease at finding winners in the first set suggested this is going to be a cakewalk for Bhakti into semi-finals.However, Vipasha came with a different game plan and started to engage in long rallies with her compatriot. The plan was on the spot as the game took a 360-degree turn in the second set as the 16-year-old Tamil Nadu girl broke Bhakti’s serve early in the first set. The Southpaw took control of the game from there on and went on to win 10 games on the trot that included 6-0 win of the second set and a massive 4-0 lead in the final set.With her back against the wall, Bhakti finally pulled up her socks and won her first game on her serve to make it 4-1. The point seemed to give her a major boost as she broke Vipasha in the next game and soon the match went down to the wire at 5-4. But Vipasha managed to hold her nerve and served well in the final game to clinch the match.advertisement”She didn’t let me get comfortable in the first set and it was over before I could realise it,” said Vipasha, who trains at AKTA in Pune. “But I told myself that the match is not over until we shake hands and I decided to focus on my game more than what she was doing. Breaking her early in the second set gave me the much-needed confidence.”Moments before the upset, Denim also sprung a surprise defeat on one of the tournament favourites Sushant. The tie seemed evenly matched as both served well to keep the score at 3-3. But Denim, whose forehand and shot angles was creating issues for his rival, broke Sushant’s serve and maintained his serve to take the first set 6-3.Being threatened, Sushant came back strongly in the second set and played some strong forehand and backhand strokes to win second set 6-2. The 15-year-old southpaw was cruising in the final set with a 4-0 lead but gave away the match as Denim broke him thrice to take the game.In other matches, Divesh Gahlot (1) overcame an early threat by Naresh Badgujar after losing the first set by convincingly winning remaining two sets 4-6, 6-1, 6-1.Tournament favourite in boys under-14, Udit Gogoi consolidated his dominance with a comfortable win of 7-5, 6-0, while the third seed Aman Dahiya too notched up a straight-set win over Deep Munin 6-2, 6-2.In girls’ under-14, Vaishnavi Adkar (1) was made to sweat in the first set my Renne Singla but overcame his compatriot 7-6 (3), 6-4. While second seed Renne Singh hardly broke any sweat to beat Suhita Mururi 6-2, 6-2.
Mumbai, Dec 2 (IANS) Newly wed Ranveer Singh knows the secret for a happy married life: Say ‘yes’ to everything your wife says.He made the remark while looking at his wife Deepika Padukone at their wedding reception here on Saturday night that brought together a host of personalities ranging from Bollywood megastar Big B to cricketer M.S. Dhoni.Amitabh danced to his song “Jumma Chumma” and superstar Shah Rukh Khan hit the dance floor with actress Malaika Arora on their hit track “Chaiyya chaiyya” at the star-studded gala which saw the stars letting their hair down.Ranveer and Deepika hosted a wedding reception, a black-tie industry party night at The Grand Hyatt on Saturday in Mumbai, where well-known personalities from Bollywood, sports and political background were present.From the pictures and videos of the party circulated on social media, it seems the celebs had a gala time at the event, which has rounded up days of celebrations around their nuptials which took place in mid-November in Lake Como, Italy.Not only Big B and SRK, actors like Karisma Kapoor and Varun Dhawan danced their heart out with Ranveer on a song from “Judwaa”. In one of the videos, the “Band Baaja Baaraat” actor can be seen rapping along with rapper Divine.But it was Ranveer’s speech which added a spunk. Though new to married life, Ranveer already seems to know what it takes to have a happily ever after.Actress Shilpa Shetty Kundra’s husband Raj Kundra uploaded a video in which Ranveer can be seen sharing words of wisdom.”The key to success in life is to say yes to everything that she says,” he said, pointing at Deepika.”So when baby says, Baby, change the vibe of the music’, I have to oblige,” Ranveer said.The list of attendees also included actor Hrithik Roshan, Sara Ali Khan, Ishaan Khatter, Disha Patani, Tiger Shroff, Aditi Rao Hydari, Radhika Apte, Jim Sarbh, Lara Dutta along with husband Mahesh Bhupathi, Vidya Balan with Siddharth Roy Kapoor, Hema Malini with son-in-law Bharat Takhtani, producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra and his wife Anupama Chopra, Vicky Kaushal, Rekha, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Kalki Koechlin, Nimrat Kaur, R. Madhavan and his wife Sarita Birje.For the evening, the couple arrived looking nothing short of regal. Ranveer wore a classic black piece suit with a bow tie designed by Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna. Deepika was dressed in a deep red Zuhair Murad ensemble.–IANSsim/rbadvertisement
India captain Virat Kohli admitted that he was sad to see the way Steve Smith and David Warner were treated post the ball-tampering saga, saying that he does not want anyone to go through what the duo experienced.”Well, it was sad to see,” Kohli told Adam Gilchrist in an interview for foxsports.com.au.”As big a thing as it became, you never want to see anyone go through that because I have known David and I have known Steve as well.”Apart all the competitiveness on the field and all the battles that you have, you never want to see such a magnitude happen to two sportsmen and what happened after was, I felt, very bad. I felt like that the things happened after shouldn’t have happened,” Kohli said.Smith and Warner were escorted by security officials when they returned to Australia from Cape Town, the visuals of which deeply affected Kohli.”The things that hit me the hardest was the way they were received at the airports and the way they were escorted out,” Kohli said.”Those things to me felt like this is very, very hectic.”It is not my place to comment on the decisions but to treat people like that for me it was unpleasant to see. I would never want to experience that as a cricketer,” Kohli added.Smith had broken down in front of his family and the journalists during a press conference at the Sydney airport after landing in Australia. Warner too landed in Sydney in the company of his wife and two daughters and was hounded by the media with flashlights and probing cameras. He took was reduced to tears as was then-Australia coach Darren Lehmann, who resigned post the scandal.advertisementSmith and Warner were eventually handed one-year bans by Cricket Australia for their involvement while Cameron Bancroft, the player who was caught on camera changing the condition of the ball with a sandpaper during the Cape Town Test, received a nine-month suspension. When asked if he had spoken to Smith and Warner after the incident in Cape Town, Kohli said, “Not at that time precisely.”Kohli has had his share of altercations with both Smith and Warner on the field with the India captain even going on to claim that he wouldn’t be friends with a lot of the Australian players after they toured India last year.But the equation seems to have changed now between them with Kohli stating that Warner and his friendship goes beyond the boundary ropes and the former Australian vice-captain is someone who has been kind to him.”But after that event, from then on and before, I’ve always been in touch with David. Me and him get along really well, so I’ve always been in touch with him. He’s always nice and sends me texts after games and he’s been very kind to me.”It takes two people to break a barrier – which might be created on the field – and he’s been more than welcoming in that regard and I have reciprocated in the same way,” Kohli added.Also Read | Virat Kohli not underestimating Australia without Steve Smith and David WarnerAlso Watch | Steve Smith breaks down during public apology for ball-tampering scandalAlso Read | Adelaide Test: Ashwin, Shami put India on the cusp of famous win over Australia
India’s latest Test debutant, Mayank Agarwal said he is happy with his effort despite missing out on a century on the opening day of the ongoing Boxing Day Test against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.Having knocked at the selectors’ doors by scoring tons of runs in domestic cricket, Agarwal finally got the much-deserved opportunity to represent his country at the highest level in the ongoing third Test. The occasion couldn’t have been bigger as the MCG was packed to the rafters amid all the festivities in Melbourne.Agarwal though showed he belonged at the highest level by scoring a 161-ball 76, which included eight boundaries and a six. The 27-year-old was solid at the crease as he fended away the threats from the Australian quicks and off-spinner Nathan Lyon. He also became the top-scoring Indian batsman on Test debut in Australia, going past Dattu Phadkar’s record from 71 years ago.”I am happy. Obviously I would like more. I would definitely take 76 rather than something less than that. Having said that, I would have liked to go on, score more and remain not out at the end of the day’s play,” Agarwal told the media in Melbourne after the first day’s play.Shedding light on the emotional moment when he received his India cap, the opener added: “It was a tremendous feeling to get the cap. I had a lot of emotions when I got it and those are something that I will cherish for the rest of my life.advertisement”The first thought was I was very happy that I am going to represent my country. It’s a big stage. I had the senior walk up to me and say ‘it’s a big day’. The bigger the occasion, the bigger the opportunity to leave a mark.”‘Wasn’t easy to get ready for debut on Boxing Day’Agarwal though conceded it wasn’t easy to get hold of the emotions in front of a massive crowd at the MCG on Wednesday.”It wasn’t easy [to get ready] to get hold of the emotions and focus there. But it was needed to be done. It was needed to be done. I just kept telling myself that I had a plan to go with and stuck to it. Even though it was overwhelming, it was good out there, am happy with the way I started.”Agarwal-Vihari pair bats 18.5 overs togetherDespite the MCG pitch being docile, Agarwal needed to be patient and he did exactly that even as the Australian pacers were keeping it tight.Agarwal added 40 runs with India’s makeshift opener Hanuma Vihari, who was bumped out on 8. However, the pair batted 18.5 overs, the most by an Indian opening duo since in SENA (South Africa, England, New Zealand and Australia) since the Centurion Test of 2010 wherein Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag batted 29.3 overs.Agarwal defended the slow start and said Australian bowlers made it tough for both Vihari and himself in the first hour of play on Wednesday.”Vihari is a good player. He got tons and tons of runs in the Ranji Trophy. He has got a triple hundred playing at No. 3. I don’t think it was too hard for him as well. He adjusted to the conditions pretty well,” Agarwal added.”Even though we didn’t score a lot of runs together, we managed to play out the balls. I thought they [Australia] were bowling pretty well. They didn’t give us a lot of loose balls. They kept it tight.”Agarwal on the attack against Lyon!Watch live via Kayo here: https://t.co/0glOblMnaq #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/M7KJpXu5XIcricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) December 26, 2018Despite having scored more than 2000-plus runs in the last two domestic seasons, Agarwal found it difficult to break into the senior national team. He got his maiden call-up during India’s two-match series against the West Indies at home earlier this year but he did not get to make the playing XI.Agarwal wasn’t part of the original 18-man India squad for the Australia tour but an injury to Prithvi Shaw and the poor form of Murali Vijay and KL Rahul prompted the team management to fly him to Australia after the Perth Test.”I am very lucky that I made my debut at the MCG. Every player has got to go through the grind, getting runs at the Ranji Trophy level. I did that an I am happy I scored runs. I learnt a lot over the last five years when I played the Ranji Trophy. I have played at different parts of India as well, played in different scenarios,” Agarwal said.advertisementSpeaking about the disappointment of not being named initially in the squad, he added: “Well, like I said, you do think about it but then you’re professional, you have got to tell yourself that’s not in your control. Move on, see what’s next for you, prepare for that. Once you’re in, give your best.”I was very happy when I got picked against the West Indies. From then on, it was not in my hand. The good thing was, after that there was a lot of domestic cricket and India A games. Once you play a lot of matches, those thoughts don’t come. You’re focussed on the games and trying to win those games.”Also Read | India vs Australia: Virat Kohli booed at MCG and made to wait at the crease after teaAlso Read | India vs Australia: Mayank Agarwal shines on debut with maiden fifty on Boxing DayAlso See:
The 12th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) will be played from March 23, 2019 with the date for the final yet to be decided by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).The cash-rich IPL will not be shifted out of India despite a possible clash with the 2019 general elections, which are expected to take place between April and May. Earlier, the IPL top brass had said that a final decision on the schedule will be taken only after the dates for the general elections were out.Notably, IPL was held outside India in 2009 and the first half of the 2014 edition was held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) owing to the federal elections on both the occasions.Also, there were talks of advancing IPL 2019 dates to give the players enough time to rest and gear up for the 2019 World Cup, starting May 30 in England. Notably, according to Justice Lodha recommendations, there should at least be a 15-day window between the IPL and the next international fixture of the India cricket team.The IPL 2018 had begun on April 7 and the final, which was won by the Chennai Super Kings (CSK), was held on May 27.CoA to discuss with stakeholders before releasing IPL 2019 full schedule”The Hon’ble Supreme Court of India appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) on Tuesday met in New Delhi to discuss the VIVO IPL 2019 venues and window,” the BCCI said in a release.”Based on the preliminary discussions with the appropriate central and state agencies/authorities, it was decided that the 12th edition of the world’s most popular and competitive T20 tournament will be scheduled to be played in India.advertisement”It is proposed that the VIVO IPL 2019 will commence on March 23, 2019. The detailed schedule will be finalised in consultation with the appropriate authorities.”The COA will then have detailed discussion with all the Stakeholders before releasing the VIVO IPL 2019 Schedule.”According to media reports, the IPL 2019 may not be held in the traditional home-away format. A caravan format may come into place due to the possible clash in dates with the elections.In a caravan format, all teams move from one host city to another during the course of the tournament. The said format is followed by Pro Kabaddi League and Premier Badminton League in the country.The 2019 Indian Premier League Auction saw a massive bidding wars from the eight franchises, with a total of 60 players, including 20 overseas stars, being sold.The eight franchises spent a grand total of Rs 106.80 crore with Varun Chakaravarthy and Jaydev Unadkat being the joint costliest players, while England all-rounder Sam Curran was the highest-paid foreign player at the IPL 2019 Auction.Also Read | India vs Australia: BCCI announces huge cash rewards for Virat Kohli’s history makersAlso Read | It takes some serious marbles: Ravi Shastri on Virat Kohli’s captaincyAlso Read | MS Dhoni, Rohit Sharma arrive in Australia for ODI seriesAlso See:
Ferrari turned a page on their recent past on Friday as they unveiled the Formula One car designed to end an era of Mercedes domination and shatter Lewis Hamilton’s dreams of a sixth championship this season.The sport’s oldest and most successful team, who last won a title more than a decade ago and finished runners-up last year, presented the SF90 with plenty of fanfare at their Maranello factory.”I’m looking forward to this year. I think the team is on the right path and hopefully we can continue improving,” four times world champion Sebastian Vettel, winner of five races in 2018, assured the audience.Newborn #SF90Discover all contents at https://t.co/bS2YGkBDkv#essereFerrari pic.twitter.com/FvzpUdWrGtScuderia Ferrari (@ScuderiaFerrari) February 15, 2019The German has a new teammate in Charles Leclerc, replacing 2007 champion Kimi Raikkonen, and a new principal following the departure of Maurizio Arrivabene and appointment of Mattia Binotto.”I’m extremely excited to start this new adventure,” said Leclerc. “It’s a dream since childhood. I’ve always been looking at the red cars, hoping to be one day in this car, so it’s a very emotional day for me.”Ferrari chief executive Louis Camilleri said Raikkonen, now at Alfa Romeo, and Arrivabene would always be part of Ferrari’s history but made clear the team was entering a new era.Noting that Ferrari had enjoyed their best season in 10 years, he said they had still fallen short of their objectives in a setback that was “never easy to swallow.advertisement”I can assure you that we look ahead with strong commitment and determination,” he added.Camilleri said Vettel was as hungry as ever, and Leclerc a youngster with a great future.He hailed Binotto as a “team player, decisive, talented and determined to make a huge difference at all levels.””Despite all the obvious pressure that exists, the atmosphere in the team from top to bottom will be one in which serenity will prevail,” said Camilleri.”It is a precondition to a tightly-knit team where creativity, talent and transparency will flourish.”Ferrari were far from serene under Arrivabene, adopting something of a siege mentality with the media often shut out and insiders talking of a climate of fear at Maranello.Binotto said there were a lot of positives to take from 2018 but the new car was a step up.”We simply tried to raise the bar, raise the level, tried to be as extreme as we could,” he added. “Certainly we tried to push very hard, being innovative. The roll hoop is very narrow and very slim. The bodywork from the back, very slim.”In terms of engine installation, power unit installation, packaging, a lot of effort has been done and I think the final shape is the result of all these efforts.”Testing starts in Spain on Monday with the first race in Australia on March 17.Also Watch:
Pele left a Paris hospital on Monday after being treated for a urinary infection. The 78-year-old Pele, who has been frequently hospitalised in the last few years for kidney and prostate procedures, was under care in the French capital since last Wednesday.The soccer great said in statement he will be back home in Brazil “ready to work again” after a five-day stay at the American Hospital of Paris.”I suffered from a severe urinary infection that demanded medical and surgical assistance as an emergency,” the three-time World Cup winner said. “I want to profoundly thank you for the positive thinking and good wishes.”Pele’s spokesmen Joe Fraga and Pepito Fornos did not say whether Pele’s treatment has been finished or if he will continue recovering at a hospital in Sao Paulo.Pele was taken to the hospital after an event with Kylian Mbappe, the French forward who has drawn comparisons with the Brazilian great after helping France win the World Cup last year as a teenagerThe two are ambassadors for a Swiss watchmaker.Earlier on Monday, striker Neymar of Paris Saint-Germain visited Pele and published a picture of the former footballer looking well on his hospital bed.In November 2014 Pele stayed in a Sao Paulo hospital for two weeks, including some time in intensive care, because of a urinary tract infection.At the time, his Brazilian doctors said intensive care was needed because of excessive inflammation in his body.Pele’s meeting with Mbappe had initially been planned for last November but was postponed because of the Brazilian’s poor health at the time.advertisementAlso Read | Brazil football legend Pele says he feels ‘so much better’ after French hospital treatment
Former South Africa batsman AB de Villiers has shown his interest to play in the upcoming season of the Big Bash League (BBL) in Australia.The swashbuckling batsman, who hung his boots from international cricket in April last year, is understood to be on the lookout for a BBL club in the back half of next summer’s tournament, reports cricket.com.au.In the report, the website further stated that De Villiers’ management approached a number of clubs in the League.The 35-year-old has been in sublime form in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) where he has scored 307 runs, including four half-centuries in the nine matches he played for the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).The 360-degree batsman represented Proteas in 114 Tests, 228 ODIs and 78 T20Is in which he amassed 8765, 9577 and 1672 runs, respectively.De Villiers, who has an overall IPL strike rate over 150, could be the biggest marquee signing for the BBL.Also Read | Ajinkya Rahane seeks BCCI permission to play for Hampshire
David Warner signed out of the 2019 Indian Premier League on a high after his 56-ball 81 helped Sunrisers Hyderabad defeat Kings XI Punjab by 45 runs on Monday and consolidate their position at No.4 in the points table.David Warner hit his 8th fifty of the 2019 IPL (he also scored a hundred earlier this season vs RCB) and finished with 692 runs from 12 matches as Sunrisers Hyderabad set Kings XI Punjab a daunting 213-run target in Hyderabad. Rashid Khan and Khaeel Ahmed ensured KXIP could never find any kind of momentum in a steep chase and crashed to defeat.Chris Gayle was brilliantly caught by Manish Pandey off Khaleel Ahmed for 4 and KXIP could never really gain any kind of momentum in their chase despite a strong hand from KL Rahul.Mayank Agarwal was looking good in the middle and he made his intention clear with a huge six off Rashid Khan but he fell to the leg-spinner the very next ball. Khaleel returned for his second spell to see off Nicholas Pooran and Rashid inflicted more damage on KXIP when he removed David Miller and R Ashwin off successive deliveries.KL Rahul did wage a lone battle for KXIP and a win was not entirely impossible with him at the crease. At 79, Rahul top-edged a Khaleel delivery but Kane Williamson held on to a skier.At the end, tt was a one-sided victory for Sunrisers Hyderabad who are now hot favourites to reach the playoffs with 12 points from 12 matches. If they reach the qualifiers, they will owe a lot of their success to Jonny Bairstow and David Warner who will not be with them in the business-end of the IPL.advertisementDavid Warner had missed the 2018 IPL after the BCCI barred him and Steve Smith from participating following the ball-tampering scandal.Playing his last match of the season, David Warner was once again unstoppable. Wriddhiman Saha was even more aggressive at the other but his blitz was cut short by M Ashwin in the 7th over. Saha’s 13-ball 28, had however set the tone for an assault from Warner and Manish Pandey, who has been a different batsman after being promoted to No.3.David Warner and Manish Pandey added 82 for the 2nd wicket off 9.1 overs. When Pandey fell to R Ashwin for 36 off 25 in the 16th over, SRH were 160 for 2 and were looking at a huge total. But Warner, who was on the cusp of his 2nd hundred of the season and 5th in the IPL overall, fell to Ashwin 3 balls later for 81.David Warner’s knock was studded with 7 fours and 2 sixes.After Warner’s exit., Mohammad Nabi (20 off 10) SRH skipper Kane Williamson (14 off 7) ensured the hosts neared the 200-run mark. Both men fell in the 19th over to Mohammed Shami but SRH finished with 212 for 6 off their 20 overs.KXIP needed a Chris Gayle special to stand a chance one of the most balanced bowling attacks in the Indian Premier League. Once he fell in the 3rd over, there was little KL Rahul could have done alone without much support from the hard-hitting Nicholas Pooran and David Miller.Also Read | R Ashwin pulls out of delivery twice. Was he trying to Mankad Saha?
Karan Johar is busy with work on his upcoming flick, Takht, but he is working on his production ventures simultaneously. Recently, the filmmaker has secured the Hindi remake rights of Telugu actor Nani’s recently-released film, Jersey.Directed by Gautam Tinnanuri, Jersey is the story of 36-year-old cricketer Arjun, who rises to fame towards the end of his cricketing career. The moving tale of Arjun’s life managed to impress the audience and eventually turned out to be a superhit venture this year in Tollywood.The grapevine has it that Karan Johar is planning to rope in Shahid Kapoor to reprise Nani’s role in the remake. At this point, this is mere speculation and the makers are planning to issue an official announcement once they finalise the cast and crew.Nani’s Jersey is not a regular sports drama and the film had an emotional story that made people tear up. The film also marked Vikram Vedha heroine Shraddha Srinath’s debut in Telugu.India Today reviewer Janani K rated Jersey 3.5 stars out of 5 stars and wrote, “Gowtam Tinnanuri is gutsy enough to have a non-run-of-the-mill ‘ending’ for a sports drama like Jersey. It moves you and makes you appreciate life. Jersey’s success lies in its well-packed screenplay, which will move you to tears in a few places. In a scene, where Sarah and Arjun patch up after a nasty fight, one would just tear up seeing the beautiful relationship they share on screen.”Meanwhile, Karan Johar is upbeat about his film Takht. In an interview to Hindustan Times, the filmmaker said, “It’s a period saga and a spectacle, and will have all the trappings of the genre. But at its heart, it’s a family film which strongly revolves around the emotions of one family. It’s my return to making a strong, emotional and dynamic family film.”advertisementALSO SEE | Jersey Movie Review: Nani and Shraddha Srinath sparkle in excellent sports dramaALSO SEE | Karan Johar reviews Shahid Kapoor’s Kabir Singh: This modern ode to Devdas leaves you spellboundALSO WATCH | Karan Johar says sorry to Pandya and Rahul
The former chairman of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska has been sentenced in federal court for his role in theft of funds from the WinnaVegas Casino.63-year-old John Blackhawk of Winnebago was sentenced to five years of probation and 150 hours of community service.Blackhawk was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $36,000.Prosecutors say beginning in 2013 and continuing through September of 2014, Blackhawk began taking unauthorized disbursements from the WinnaVegas Casino and Resort in the total amount of $36,000.The disbursements were in the form of gift certificates which he did not pay for and deposits to a re-loadable debit card.The disbursements were in addition to the salary Blackhawk received from the Winnebago Tribe as a tribal council member, but the disbursements were not paid through the payroll department of the Winnebago Tribe and were never authorized at a regular or special meeting of the tribal council.The disbursements were concealed from the Winnebago Gaming Commission which oversaw the operations of the casino.
Photo Attribution: USATSIOklahoma State’s 2014 football schedule has been released. Here’s a look:Aug. 30 — vs. Florida State (Dallas)Sept. 6 — Missouri StateSept. 13 — UTSASept. 20 — OpenSept. 25 (Thursday) — Texas TechOct. 4 — Iowa StateOct. 11 — at KansasOct. 18 — at TCUOct. 25 — West VirginiaNov. 1 — at Kansas StateNov. 8 — OpenNov. 15 — TexasNov. 22 — at BaylorNov. 29 -or- Dec. 6 — at OklahomaTwo games against “Open” — hope they aren’t tough next year.That Florida State game is going to be about as much fun as tackling Julius Crosslin in a wind tunnel. Other than that though, the schedule is pretty nice. OSU doesn’t have a true road game until October 11th. That’s pretty crazy.Actually, with what’s left on the schedule this year OSU only has one true road game in the next 339 days (at Texas next week).Tech at home on a Thursday night (while perhaps silly) will be fun. At Kansas will be easy since Mason Rudolph will have taken over by then.The last four (like this year) are pretty killer. At KSU is never fun and Baylor and OU will be good again.Also love the “or” — did Gundy help make this thing, or what?If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!