Australia’s John Hastings ‘shocked’ by selectors snub

first_imgAustralia all-rounder John Hastings was “shocked” to miss out on selection for the one-day international series against New Zealand, having topped the world list of wicket-takers for the year. (Latest Cricket stories)The 31-year-old seamer leads the standings with 29 wickets from 15 ODI matches at an average of 24.13, level with England’s Adil Rashid, who has the same haul but from 17 games.Hastings missed the West Indies tour with an ankle injury in May but returned to the side for a strong series in Sri Lanka and was Australia’s joint top wicket-taker with Scott Boland for the ill-fated 5-0 whitewash in South Africa.”I was very disappointed. I was initially pretty shocked to be honest,” Hastings said of his omission.”I thought my performances over the last 12 months have stacked up and in my mind I’m 100 percent fit.”I know I haven’t played a lot of cricket but five-and-a-half months without playing cricket and going over to Sri Lanka without playing a game (and performing well), it didn’t really stack up for me.”I’ve taken the most one-day international wickets in the world this year so obviously I’m disappointed not to be there.”But if they think those guys can do a better job, that’s fair enough. I’ve just got to go back and try and prove people wrong again.”Selectors were criticised for sending an under-strength squad to South Africa, shorn of leading pacemen Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood, but the bowlers have been reinstated for the three-match New Zealand series starting next week.advertisementHastings, who took a career best haul of 6-45 against Sri Lanka in Dambulla in August, may have reason to feel aggrieved, with four all-rounders selected in the squad of 14.Fast bowling all-rounder Mitchell Marsh did little with bat and ball in South Africa but has been retained, while mercurial talent Glenn Maxwell has been recalled, seemingly more on reputation than form.James Faulkner was included after a calf strain ruled him out of South Africa, while selectors sprung a surprise by picking uncapped Western Australia all-rounder Hilton Cartwright.Australia’s selectors have been under scrutiny for a number of gaffes this season and chairman Rod Marsh promptly resigned after the test side were thrashed in the second match in Hobart, which gave South Africa an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series.Australia play New Zealand in Sydney on Dec. 4, with matches in Canberra (6th) and Melbourne (9th) to follow.last_img read more

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Arsenal’s top-four hopes suffer major blow with 3-0 loss against Crystal Palace

first_imgArsenal’s hopes of finishing in the Premier League’s top four suffered a potentially fatal blow as they suffered a humiliating 3-0 defeat at relegation-threatened Crystal Palace on Monday.Victory had been imperative for an Arsenal side that had won only two league games since January but the abject display with Andros Townsend, Yohan Cabaye and Luka Milivojevic all scoring for Palace only heaped more pressure on manager Arsene Wenger.Sixth-placed Arsenal, who have finished in the top four in 20 consecutive seasons under Wenger, now have 54 points from 30 games — seven points behind fourth-placed Manchester City, who have played a game more.”It’s damaging of course,” a seemingly dispirited Wenger told Sky Sports when asked about how serious the blow was to their chances of Champions League football next season. “That’s the most difficult thing for us tonight.”Rejuvenated Palace, winners of four of their previous five league games under Sam Allardyce, started confidently and opened the scoring when former Tottenham winger Townsend swept the ball home at the end of a smart passing move after 17 minutes.Palace striker Christian Benteke then had a goal ruled out for offside before Cabaye’s superb curled effort and Milivojevic’s penalty in five second-half minutes completed a miserable night for Wenger at a raucous Selhurst Park.Palace stay 16th but now have 34 points from 31 matches, six more than Swansea City, who occupy the final relegation place in 18th and have played a game more.”All we can do is apologise for that performance,” Arsenal’s Theo Walcott said after Arsenal fans had sung ‘You’re not fit to wear the shirt’ at their players.advertisement”It was a great three points and a well needed-three points,” Townsend said.”Sam Allardyce has been incredible. He looks to have worked his magic again.”Arsenal started shakily against in-form Palace and within the first seven minutes Cabaye had wasted a dangerous shooting position before Milivojevic blazed narrowly wide.Arsenal settled into a period of possession but Palace were a constant threat on the break and it was a long ball from a goalkick that yielded the breakthrough.After Benteke won a header, a neat passing move ended with Townsend stroking home a cross from the slipping Wilfried Zaha, high past Emiliano Martinez.In response Arsenal created a few chances via Alexis Sanchez but the hosts looked capable of scoring whenever they ran at Arsenal’s fragile defence.Benteke had a goal ruled out for offside after the break before Palace added a well-deserved, quickfire brace.First, Cabaye met Zaha’s cross with a superb, first-time effort before the impressive Milivojevic converted from the penalty spot after Townsend was fouled.Without some desperate last-ditch defending Palace, revitalised in their past six games, could have scored further goals.last_img read more

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Afghanistan wicketkeeper Mohammad Shahzad charged with breaching ICC Anti-Doping Code

first_imgThe International Cricket Council today announced that Afghanistan’s wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Shahzad has been charged with an anti-doping rule violation under the ICC Anti-Doping Code.The sample Shahzad provided in an out-of-competition test, which was conducted on January 17 at the ICC Academy here and analysed at the WADA-accredited laboratory in Salt Lake City, was found to contain Clenbuterol, a prohibited substance which appears in Section 1.2 of the WADA Prohibited List (in the category of other anabolic agents).”In accordance with the ICC Anti-Doping Code, pending the outcome of the disciplinary process, Shahzad will be provisionally suspended, with such suspension coming into effect on 26 April 2017, unless he exercises his right to challenge the imposition of the provisional suspension before such date,” the ICC said in a statement.The matter will now be dealt with in accordance with the process set down in the code, and until such time as the process is resolved, the ICC said it will make no further comment on this matter.Within five days from the date of the notice of the charge, Shahzad has the right to request that his B sample is analysed.Within 12 days from the date of the notice of charge, Shahzad can challenge the imposition of the provisional suspension at a provisional hearing, in which case the provisional suspension will not be imposed until the challenge is determined.If Shahzad decides not to exercise his right to challenge the imposition of the provisional suspension within the 12-day deadline, his provisional suspension will immediately commence on April 26.advertisementShahzad has to respond to the charge within 14 days. If he fails to do so, he will be deemed to have waived his entitlement to a hearing and admitted to having committed the anti-doping rule violation.last_img read more

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KKR vs RPS: Rahul Tripathi 93 overpowers Kolkata at Eden Gardens

first_imgRising Pune Supergiant rode on little-known Rahul Tripathi’s career-best 93 of 52 balls to beat Kolkata Knight Riders by four wickets in their Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter at the Eden Gardens on Wednesday and take giant strides towards the playoffs. (Scorecard)Pune, now on 14 points from 11 games, moved to third spot with KKR staying on second with the same number of points as Pune from 11 outings. Replying to KKR’s 155/8, Pune scored 158/6 in 19.2 overs.Tripathi, who is playing his first IPL, brought up his fifty in just 23 deliveries with eight fours and three sixes.The Maharashtra batsman went from strength to strength after his half-century spanking chinaman Kuleep Yadav for three sixes on the trot in the 13th over.Chris Woakes fared best among the bowlers for the hosts (3/18) taking the wickets of Pune and Australia skipper Steve Smith (9) and in-form Manoj Tiwary (8) off two excellent deliveries.Umesh Yadav (1/22) removed India teammate Ajinkya Rahane (11) early but it was Tripathi who remained unfazed and took the charges against the likes of Nathan Coulter-Nile whom he spanked for 32 runs.Ben Stokes, the hero of Pune’s last game against Gujarat Lions, departed for 14 but by the time the million-dollar England all-rounder trotted back towards the dugout, the job was all but done.In came Mahendra Singh Dhoni to loud cheers only to make the long walk back to the dressing room scoring just 5 with Kuldeep picking his wicket.Tripathi was finally dismissed by Woakes, seven runs short of his maiden ton but Dan Christian (9 not out) hit the winning runs with a six off Colin de Grandhomme in the final over.advertisementEarlier, the New Zealand all-rounder Grandhomme’s 36 and Manish Pandey’s 37 saved KKR the blushes as the hosts recovered from a top-order collapse to post 155/8.AJaydev Unadkat (2/28) and Washington Sundar (2/18) were the best bowlers for Pune.Grandhomme (36 of 19 balls) and Pandey (37 of 19 balls) joined hands when their side were tottering at 55/4 to stitch together a 48-run stand for the fifth wicket.Suryakumar Yadav (30 off 16 not out) struck some lusty blows at the death hitting two consecutive fours and a six off Unadkat who leaked 21 runs in the penultimate over.Sans the services of their best batsman Robin Uthappa – out with a niggle, the hosts’ batting lacked zip losing three wickets for just 41 runs in the Powerplay.Sunil Narine was the first to go, not connecting with the ball in the first five deliveries to finally give bowler Unadkat an easy catch in his follow through.Sheldon Jackon (10) followed suit soon after, getting hit wicket off the bowling of Sundar.Skipper Gautam Gambhir (24) hit Stokes for two back-to-back fours and in the next over, tanked Sundar for a boundary and a six before holing out to Rahane at deep midwicket.Imran Tahir got rid of Yusuf Pathan (4) as the men in purple who have an enviable record at home looked hapless.Pandey and Grandhomme, who was dropped once at long-off by Dan Christian when the New Zealander was on 10, steadied the ship somewhat before Pandey got out.Christian made amends for his grassed catch, with a slower one which Pandey failed to pick, giving an easy catch to Rahane at deep midwicket.Unadkat got the wicket of Grandhomme with Woakes (1) getting running out soon after.Coulter-Nile scored six before falling to Stokes as Umesh Yadav remained unbeaten with Suryakumar on 2.last_img read more

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CSA mourns death of veteran Indian-origin cricketer

first_imgJohannesburg, Jun 12 (PTI) Cricket South Africa (CSA) has mourned the passing away of veteran Indian-origin cricketer, Yusuf Lorgat, in his hometown Port Elizabeth. Lorgat, 79, was an elder brother of current CSA chief executive Haroon Lorgat. “Yusuf lived a life of service to his community in many areas which is documented by the many well-deserved awards he received from a variety of organisations,” said CSA president Chris Nenzani. “On behalf of the CSA family I offer our deepest condolences and sympathy to his family, his friends and to the many people whose lives he touched and influenced in a very special way,” Nenzani added. “Because he was much older than myself many thought he was my father, and indeed, he became something of a father figure to me,” said Haroon Lorgat. “I have benefited enormously from his advice in going about my own life especially during those days of struggle.” Lorgat was highly acclaimed for his service to the sport, with honours including Port Elizabeth Citizen of the Year in 2012 for his Community Outreach and Development Programme; the Nelson Mandela National Award in 2014, and the Living Legend Award from the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality just a fortnight ago. He was honoured by the National Sports Council in 1998, received a service award from the International Cricket Council in 2009 and was also a Life Member of provincial franchise Eastern Province Cricket. Lorgat is survived by his wife, two sons, a daughter, two sisters and two other brothers. PTI FH AH AHlast_img read more

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John McEnroe refuses to apologise to Serena Williams, ranks himself 1200th in the world

first_imgTennis legend John McEnroe has refused to aplologise to Serena Williams for his comments that tennis ace would be in the world’s top 700 if she was on the men’s circuit. However, his comments did not go down too well with Serena, who has won an Open Era record 23 Grand Slam singles titles.Following the controversy, McEnroe was asked whether he would apologise for his comments? He said, “No. I didn’t know it would create controversy. I’ve said this 1000 times. I don’t want anything to go wrong with Serena because she’s pregnant. I don’t want to upset her. I’ve got a solution. Solve the problem, and I’m sure the men would be all for this – the men and women play together. And then we don’t have to guess.”The seven-time Grand Slam champion further said he would be ranked 1200th currently in the world.”You asking me at 58 years of age where I would be ranked in the tour if I had played the best of five which is what the men have to do to win majors, I would be currently about 1200th in the world,” McEnroe said.WATCH: John McEnroe refuses to apologize for Serena Williams comments https://t.co/IqJnNVNhgc pic.twitter.com/5zySS1TuB5- CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) June 27, 2017Where would John McEnroe rank himself? “I would be, currently, about 1,200 in the world.” pic.twitter.com/KJSMBiuBlY- CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) June 27, 2017McEnroe, a former player and now TV commentator, had said Serena is the best women’s tennis player in history – “no question.” But when asked whether she was the sport’s best ever, regardless of gender, he made clear he didn’t think so.He said he thought Serena could beat some men, “but if she had to just play the circuit – the men’s circuit – that would be an entirely different story.” He said if she tried to be part of the men’s tour, “she’d be like 700 in the world.”advertisementSerena, who is taking a break from the tennis tour because she is pregnant, responded via Twitter to comments McEnroe made during a weekend interview with NPR to promote his latest book.Serena tweeted, “I adore and respect you,” but asks him to “please please keep me out of your statements that are not factually based.”Dear John, I adore and respect you but please please keep me out of your statements that are not factually based.- Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) June 26, 2017In one of her tweets, Williams wrote: “I’ve never played anyone ranked ‘there’ nor do I have time.”She added: “Respect me and my privacy as I’m trying to have a baby. Good day sir.”I’ve never played anyone ranked “there” nor do I have time. Respect me and my privacy as I’m trying to have a baby. Good day sir- Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) June 26, 2017last_img read more

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Mumbai franchise has cleared HIL dues of all players: Sources

first_imgMumbai, Jul 4 (PTI) Mumbai franchise of the Hockey India League, Dabang Mumbai, has cleared the dues of all its players as well as support staff that took part in the previous edition of HIL.According to reports appearing overseas, some franchise owners are yet to pay the players and other team staff for being part of the 2017 edition of HIL, but sources in the local outfit said all dues have been cleared.”All those with Dabang Mumbai have got their dues. In fact, each franchise has lodged a bank guarantee with Hockey India covering these payments and only after getting confirmation from each and every member of the franchise outfit through email does HI return the bank guarantee to the teams owners,” the sources informed PTI.Asked whether there was any truth in the report that the next edition of the tournament was in doubt, they said the sports world body FIH has already provided a window for the 2018 and 2019 editions to be conducted by HI.”The next edition is to be held in January-February 2018 after which the window for the 2019 edition has been put off to November-December of that year, meaning there will be a huge gap between the two editions.”This has been done to accommodate the six-month-long Pro League planned by the international federation (FIH) from January 2019,” the sources said. PTI SSR RSY RYSlast_img read more

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Davis Cup team to train in New York before Canada tie

first_imgBy Amanpreet Singh New Delhi, Aug 1 (PTI) The Indian Davis Cup team will train at the indoor courts of University of Colombia in New York, a week before the crucial World Group Play-off tie against Canada in Edmonton, starting September 15. It is for the first time that a camp has been organised to prepare for an away tie. The team will assemble in New York on September 4 and will leave for Edmonton on September 10. “I wanted to get the boys together and practice indoors before the tie,” Captain Mahesh Bhupathi told PTI, confirming the development. The AITA has approached the Sports Ministry to fund the week-long training camp and it is being assessed. The ministry seems keen to provide the financial support. “There should not be any problem with that (financial assistance) because we do fund training of athletes, including foreign training. However, a decision will be taken after examination of the proposal,” a Sports Ministry official said. Asked why the camp is being organised in New York instead of Edmonton, Bhupathi said,”Courts will not be ready till Sunday (September 10) before tie.” It will be fourth straight year that India will be in contention for a place in the elite 16-nation World Group. India lost to Spain (2016), Czech Republic (2015) and Serbia (2014) in their last three attempts at home. The last time India played an away World Group Play-Off tie was against Japan in 2011, when it lost 1-4 to the hosts. “It makes sense to have this camp since Canada is far away. The players will be jet-lagged and would require a long recovery period. To get the players acclimatised to the conditions, its a positive step,” Indias Davis Cup coach Zeeshan Ali said. “It will be second week of US Open in New York when we will be training there, so there is a good chance to get quality players to practice with other Indian players. Only Rohan and Yuki Bhambri will be there (US Open) and others will have to travel to New York from Asian territory. The more we practice, the better for us,” Zeeshan added. Yuki Bhambri and Saketh Myneni will be back in the team, having missed the Uzbekistan tie in Bengaluru in April this year. They have already started playing on the Challenger circuit after recovering from their respective injuries. Prajnesh Gunneswran and N Sriram Balaji, who made their Davis Cup debuts in Bengaluru, are likely to be reserve members. The coach felt that if World No 10 Milos Raonic does not turn up for the tie, India have a good chance to get back to World Group. Raonic lost to Roger Federer in the Wimbledon quarter-final this year. “We want to be ready if he does not play, so this camp will help us prepare better.” The last time India featured in World Group was in 2011 when the team lost 1-4 to powerhouse Serbia in the first round. PTI AT KHS KHSadvertisementlast_img read more

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Ram Rahim sentencing: Bizarre conspiracy theories blame China, Pakistan, and drug cartel for rapist’s fate

first_imgEven after a special CBI Court held Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh guilty of rape, several Dera Sacha Sauda supporters feel the man they considered to be God has been hard done by.Since Friday’s verdict, hundreds of Dera Sacha Sauda supporters have been gripped by a persecution complex of sorts. Conspiracy theories abound. Scores of Dera supporters would go to any length to blame anyone but their ‘Baba’.They believe he can do no wrong, that ‘pitaji’ is being targeted for his good work and for going after societal evils.Several theories – some of them bizarre – have begun to float around in the last few days.RAM RAHIM’S ‘SURGICAL STRIKE’One of them says China or Pakistan could be behind his ordeal. The reason? Ram Rahim Singh showed a surgical strike on Pakistan in his movie, ‘Hind ka napak ko jawab MSG LION HEART 2′, a movie in which he played the lead role.Some blame a drug cartel, as they believe Ram Rahim Singh has taken up the cudgels to go after the drug menace – by convincing people to not use drugs.”Actually, it is (a) 100 per cent false accusation. Guruji is not this type of saint. He is multi talented personality…It is (a) false accusation…the drug sellers and many other unsocial people, those business got closed and they were against Guruji, they were planning how to put Guru ji in jail for many years and they made the plan, this false accusation, even they prepared the witness…30 lakh rupees was given to a person to give false witness against Guruji,” said Narottam Das, the principal of a boys’ school in Sriganganagar’s Gurdar Modia village.advertisementSome also blame the CBI, which played a significant role in securing the self-proclaimed godman’s conviction.”I have to say that some mistake has been made somewhere in (the) investigation. If complete investigation would have happened (by the CBI), this result would not have come”, says a childhood friend of Ram Rahim Singh’s.DERA DEVOTEES DENY FELLOW SUPPORTERS’ HAND IN VIOLENCEDera supporters aren’t even willing to accept that Ram Rahim Singh’s supporters were responsible for the mayhem that followed Friday’s verdict.”The violence that happened later was due to some miscreants, they went on a rampage, our (Dera) lovers were calm. Those who indulged in violence may have come from outside,” says a Dera supporter who went to Panchkula on the day of the verdict.The rape convict’s blind bhakts can blame everyone else except the man himself.”I have studied with him from class 1 till class 10. His disposition was very good, he was inclined towards spiritualism as well during childhood…He had interest in studies as well, (he) was good in studies, (and he) was good in sports as well…We used to eat, play together. I never felt any such thing about him.”, says Jagdev Singh, Ram Rahim Singh’s first cousinAcross Deras, there is a feeling of sullenness. The question is: What happens to Ram Rahim supporters’ faith now?ALSO READSon of journalist who was shot dead for exposing Ram Rahim rape case still awaits justice Ram Rahim Family History: The story of a devil, a saint and Papa’s angels Gurmeet Ram Rahim has been given 20 years in jail, not 10; slapped Rs 30 lakh fineALSO WATCHGurmeet Ram Rahim sentenced to 20 years in jail, fined Rs 30 lakhlast_img read more

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AFC, AIPS tie up to strengthen cooperation with sports media

first_imgKuala Lumpur, Dec 6 (PTI) The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with AIPS Asia, the Asian body of the international sports media association.The cooperation will enhance media coverage of football across the continent and offer exciting training and learning opportunities for budding football journalists.AFC General Secretary Dato Windsor John said at the launch of the cooperation agreement: “This is an important partnership agreement for us both. We are united in our commitment to enhance football in Asia.”It is the AFCs vision to make football the number one sport in Asia and the media plays an important role in that objective. We thank AIPS Asia for their support and for spreading the message of the power of football.”Speaking at the signing ceremony, AIPS Asia vice president Ahmad Khawari Isa said: “Football and media are two important components that need each other. AIPS Asia aims to forge close relationships with all sport bodies and we know that the AFC acknowledges the unique requirements of the sports media in Asia, our members.”We hope to cooperate on joint activities which will implement the shared vision between our two organisations.”The AFC will look to involve AIPS Asia in its media and communications workshops and both organisations will aim to launch new annual journalism awards, the Best Male and Female Football Journalist of the Year in Asia Award. PTI AH AHlast_img read more

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WWE LIVE: Triple H breaks into a jig but signs off with pedigree after beating Jinder Mahal

first_imgTriple H did what he said he would. That is to show the ‘The Modern Day Maharaja’ how it feels to be in hell.The Game beat Jinder Mahal in the main-event of the WWE Supershow and then signed off in the most Hunteresque way ever.The Cerebral Assassin called Jinder back into the ring and praised him and told the WWE Universe that they are in safe in the hands of the Modern Day Maharaja. He then praised the crowd and asked the Singh Brothers and Jinder to dance.As the trio broke into one, they kept insisting HHH to dance with them. After much hesitation and insistence from the crowd, he broke into a jig with the trio.However, even as most of the elated people thought that’s the end, it was clearly not. He quickly changed it and pedigreed Samir and walked off the ramp while soaking in the huge ovation from a well-content crowd in New Delhi.The Game, who took more than 30 minutes to beat Jinder, went through a lot before finally pinning the former WWE champion with a second pedigree.While Jinder dominated most of the match, Triple H got momentum towards the end and after a spinebuster and two pedigrees, he finally got the three count.He was motivated one could say by the huge support he got from the crowd and most of the time it was louder than what the Indian-origin Jinder got. Jinder got his fair share of moments and crowd support but in the end couldn’t match up to the legend in Triple H’s ring — like he said before the start of the match on social media.advertisementIt started with Triple H challenging Jinder Mahal for a match in the WWE Live India after the latter had lost his WWE Championship to AJ Styles.”I decided India that if you want it bad enough, I will reply you. Let me hear your voice and if it is loud enough then I’ll return to New Delhi on December 9 and I will step into that ring to compete. But, it won’t be against just anybody. It will be for the biggest match in India’s history. It will be Modern Day Maharaja Jinder Mahal, the former WWE champion against the King of Kings, The Game, The Cerebral Assassin,” Triple H said..@WWEIndia…@JinderMahal…I only have one question for you… pic.twitter.com/LhNmfmES8J- Triple H (@TripleH) November 12, 2017Replying to the Cerebral Assasin’s challenge, the former WWE champion said that he accepts the challenge and it is the biggest match of his career.”@TripleH not only the biggest match in Indian History, but also of my career. Consider the challenge accepted by me, now @wweindia and #wweuniverse India let’s all make this happen,” tweeted Jinder.”I’m honoured that you considered me as an opponent in India, in New Delhi. But I must warn you Triple H…you may be the King of Kings but I’m The Modern Day Maharaja and I’m simply unstoppable when I have my people with me. So Delhi walo? Dasso yeh match dekhna chahte hoh aap? Humara Jinder Mahal vs Triple H. Dasso? (So Delhi people, do you want to see Jinder Mahal vs Triple H? Tell),” said Jinder in his video reply to HHH’s tweet..@TripleH not only the biggest match in Indian History, but also of my career. Consider the challenge accepted by me, now @wweindia and #wweuniverse India lets all make this happen. pic.twitter.com/6Wv62HnWFg- The Maharaja (@JinderMahal) November 12, 2017Jinder Mahal then posted another video warning him of his invincibility in front of his own people.”Match ban gaya hai…The match has been made. The biggest match in Indian history — Triple H versus Jinder Mahal. Triple H, we have seen more of you in the past few months than we have in the past few years and still you remain that same unstoppable force. But in India, in my land and in front of my people, I become unstoppable. So Triple H…December 9th, Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium…The King of Kings, The Game versus The Modern Day Maharaja and Triple H…you will bow down,” said Jinder.Triple H shot back at the Modern Day Maharaja in his own subtle manner.”I come there to teach you a lesson that only I can teach because when you step into my ring, you are no longer only in India, you are no longer in front of just 1.3 billion of your people, you are now in my world, my world. (sic) And in my world Jinder, there is only one true king, one King of Kings and all will be humbled before him, including you. I will see you in New Delhi Maharaja,” Triple H said in a Twitter video.advertisementWhen you step into the ring on December 9th @JinderMahal…I will teach you there is only ONE king. @WWEIndia pic.twitter.com/i5rZQNMjEI- Triple H (@TripleH) November 29, 2017The Cerebral Assassin asked Jinder to question himself regarding The Game’s motive of stepping into the ring against him.”Jinder Mahal, as December 9 approaches, you must ask yourself why, why am I back, why am I stepping into the ring, why am I coming to India to New Delhi to face the Modern Day Maharaja, Jinder Mahal.”Triple H revealed that he has taken it upon himself to make Jinder better and the best way to do that is to inflict failure upon him. The Game warned that he will come in front of Jinder’s people and ensure that “you are everything that you say you are in the future.””See Jinder it’s my job now, my place to ensure the future. How I ensure that future is by making sure that athletes are the best. I push them to the limits. I make sure that everyday they learn lessons that make them better than they were the day before. Jinder I have taken it upon myself then to make you better.”Sometimes the best way to improve is to learn from your failures. So I come to New Delhi on December 9th Jinder, in front of 1.3 billion of your people and I come there to teach you, to ensure that you are everything that you say you are in the future,” Triple H warned.last_img read more

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Counterfeit alert: Social media becomes breeding ground for fake luxury items

first_imgHow much are you willing to spend on a pair of the hottest sneakers, automatic watches, cosmetics or bags in the market?For the thousands who cannot afford the price tag but still want the brand name, there’s hope on social networking sites. The catch: the products being sold here at cheap prices are often knock-offs of popular goods.Social media platforms like Instagram have become a hub of bogus profiles peddling counterfeit luxury items. Thousands of active accounts on the photo-sharing site as well as Facebook were found selling replica products and many are duping shoppers.Mail Today found scores of pages on Instagram and Facebook selling fake goods.Most popular categories are sports shoes, watches, sunglasses, designer wear, gadgets and bags of famous brands. Watch, perfume and cosmetics’ manufacturers are affected too.The list of violations is not confined to counterfeiting as many sellers use trademarks improperly or pretend to be official accounts of brands. Such imitation items were earlier sold in the byways of Nehru Place, Palika Bazar, Chandni Chowk, Karol Bagh and Lajpat Nagar. But peddlers have now found safer refuge on social media sites as well as a brand new customer base.Experts say that a large share of the replica products comes from South Asian countries, with China being a major contributor. Traders book piles of these products and sell them as genuine goods, bruising big brands.The counterfeit market directly affects luxury companies, resulting in profit dip and damaged brand value. Sale of fakes not only means lost sales for genuine firms through purchase of the bogus items, but also losses through the idea that a product is no longer exclusive. Observers say sellers of fake goods are using new tricks to mislead buyers.advertisementSuch pages copy images from original websites and even do photo shoots with Indian models to promote their goods.None of these pages mention any address and communicate only through WhatsApp and accept payment via digital wallets. Many gullible shoppers have been duped by such pages which shut after taking orders in bulk.”I came across a shopping profile, claiming to be selling branded shoes at discounted price. He offered me a sports shoe of a leading brand at Rs 3,500 which cost Rs 14,999 in market. He also shared pictures of the shoes on WhatsApp and took money through Paytm but stopped communicating after the payment.He also closed down the page after a few days,” said Sharad Sinha from Delhi. There are several forums where buyers have listed details of ‘authentic’ dealers who are delivering fake products.Mail Today came across many phony sellers who claim that if the account description says the product is a copy or a replica, then they are not breaking any rules. But legal experts say all such vendors violate intellectual property rights (IPRs).”There are many sellers who are importing counterfeit goods from China and then selling them on Instagram and Facebook. They are selling goods in the name of luxury brands which is in violation of copyright, trademark and patent. Manufacturers can complain against such sellers,” said Mumbai-based cyber lawyer Prashant Mali.Triveni Singh, additional superintendent of police in Uttar Pradesh’s special task force, said sale of fake goods is thriving on social media platforms as people love to flaunt expensive brands.”We have received several complaints where no goods were delivered after the payment of fake product was sent to the buyers who were expecting a genuine one,” Singh said.Instagram says it is interested in helping users and organisations defend their intellectual property rights. Terms of use don’t allow posting content that violates one’s intellectual property rights, including copyright and trademarks.”The manufacture, promotion or sale of a counterfeit good is a type of trademark infringement that is illegal in most countries, and is recognised as being harmful to consumers, trademark owners and honest sellers. Please note that counterfeit goods may be unlawful even if the seller explicitly says that the goods are counterfeit, or otherwise disclaims authenticity of the goods,” the app says.Users can report any such instances by filling an online form provided by Instagram. Facebook, which owns Insta, has an identical policy.Experts say these sellers use various algorithms to recognise consumer behaviour and preferences based on the content that they share, like or repeatedly follow. “Through sponsored post they push their advertisements to the audience that are interested in such products and lure them by with attractive prices,” said Kislay Chaudhary, a cyber crime expert.advertisementlast_img read more

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DeGrom, Mets Blank Padres, 7-0

first_imgSAN DIEGO — Jacob deGrom had absolutely no idea that he had no-hit stuff, let alone perfect game stuff.But deGrom did the night of June 1, carrying a perfect game into the sixth before allowing two hits over eight innings in the New York Mets’ 7-0 win over the San Diego Padres.DeGrom (6-4) fanned the first four batters and did not allow a baserunner until Clint Barmes led off the sixth with single through the right side of the infield.“Honestly, when I was warming up (in the bullpen), I wasn’t throwing the ball where I wanted at all,” deGrom said. “So I said, ‘Oh no, I better get it under control when I get out there on the mound.’ I was focused and able to make pitches.”After the second or third inning, deGrom said, “I knew I could make pitches and able to make them on both sides of the plate.”After Barmes reached in the fifth, deGrom struck out rookie Austin Hedges and induced pinch-hitter Abraham Almonte to hit a grounder back to the mound. DeGrom started an inning-ending double play to shortstop Wilmer Flores.“This probably was one of the best games I’ve seen him pitch,” Mets Manager Terry Collins said. “His command tonight, changing speeds, he was really good.”DeGrom’s gem came on the three-year anniversary of Johan Santana’s no-hitter, the Mets’ first after 8,019 regular-season games.Will Middlebrooks had the Padres’ other hit — an infield single in the eighth — before Sean Gilmartin pitched the ninth to finish the two-hitter. DeGrom faced one batter over the minimum for eight innings.“He’s pitching with a lot of confidence, a lot of momentum tonight,” Padres manager Bud Black said. “He was rolling, he was on.”DeGrom and Padres starter Andrew Cashner (2-8) combined to strike out eight straight batters from the last out in the top of the first through the first batter in the bottom of the second.Daniel Murphy had four hits, including a two-run homer, and drove in three runs as the Mets snapped a seven-game road losing streak.Ruben Tejada had three hits and scored twice. Darrell Ceciliani, Juan Lagares and Wilmer Flores each had an RBI single as New York amassed 13 hits.Murphy hit his homer off Cashner in a four-run fifth inning.DeGrom, who pitched into the eighth inning in three straight starts for the first time in his career, has allowed only three runs and struck out 34 over his last 29 1-3 innings while issuing one walk.Cashner established a couple of career highs as he struck out 12 but also gave up 11 hits. The right-hander allowed six runs — five earned — over 4 2-3 innings.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Jets’ QB Smith Hears Practice Boos

first_imgEAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The boos began when Geno Smith misfired on a pass early in practice.They got louder when the New York Jets quarterback lost the ball on a strip-sack by Calvin Pace. Then, he nearly got intercepted by Antonio Cromartie.It was only the ninth practice of training camp — and many of the fans at MetLife Stadium still let Smith have it.“Man, I had a big smile on my face,” Smith said after practice the night of Aug. 8. “If you had a camera, you should’ve zoomed in on me and I had a big smile on my face. You’d think we were on the road today.”Smith was half-joking, but he has heard a lot of not-so-nice things from frustrated fans during his two-plus years in the NFL in which he has 34 interceptions and 41 total turnovers.“I think in two years, I’ve developed some really tough skin,” Smith said when asked why he was smiling. “I know how to handle it now.”Smith bounced back from the early struggles — and hearty boos — to throw two touchdown passes to Brandon Marshall that, of course, drew loud cheers from the more than 10,000 fans.“I heard about the New York crowd,” Marshall said. “It’s a great crowd, but it can also be tough. We’ve just have to do our job and keep them happy.”Smith, who has two lost fumbles but no interceptions in camp, connected with Marshall on a nicely thrown 35-yard pass, and then again on a quick slant from a yard. It’s clear the quarterback and wide receiver, acquired from Chicago in March, are establishing some chemistry.“I think Geno is doing a great job of developing that with everybody on the offense,” Marshall said. “We need that, and as long as we can get better every single day, I think we’ll have a chance.”Coach Todd Bowles liked what he saw from Geno, especially how he shook off the early problems.“The defense started fast and ended slow, and the offense started slow and ended fast,” Bowles said. “(Smith) did some good things at the end. Guys weren’t open early. He’s got to get rid of the ball, and he’s got to learn to tuck the ball. But overall at practice today, he showed progress throughout the day.”Ryan Fitzpatrick also had a touchdown toss, throwing a screen pass to Walter Powell, who turned it into a 65-yard score. Bilal Powell had a 39-yard touchdown run, and Nick Folk kicked three field goals, including a 56-yarder.Bowles began the night like a normal practice, but then had the offense and defense go against each other in what turned into the equivalent of a scrimmage.That gave the fans a chance to see how the new-look offense and defense have progressed since last season’s 4-12 season that resulted in the firings of coach Rex Ryan and General Manager John Idzik.“Hopefully they’re a little bit more patient during the season,” Smith said of the fans. “I mean, it’s a four-quarter game. The only thing that matters is that we win the game. You’ve got to understand that fans are going to be fans. You don’t want to put too much emphasis on that, so I don’t worry about it. I think it’s more important for my teammates to see how I react to it, more than anything.”Smith added that he believes he truly thrives now in the face of doubts and criticism.“That’s when I’m at my best,” he said. “I’ve been through a lot in two years, and going into my third year, maybe my rookie year it might’ve fazed me and I might’ve hung my head or it might have affected me negatively.“But at this point, it just rolls right off my back.”(DENNIS WASZAK Jr., AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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NLB Blocks College Athlete Union

first_imgCHICAGO — Labor activists vowed not to abandon their fight to organize college sports teams after the National Labor Relations Board blocked a historic bid by Northwestern University football players to become the first in the nation to unionize.It’s not clear, however, where the battle might head next.“It’s a setback, but I don’t see it as a body blow,” Tim Waters, of the United Steelworkers union, said about the ruling. The Steelworkers bankrolled the Wildcats’ union drive and advised them on strategy.Labor agency rules offer no avenue for an appeal of the Aug. 17 unanimous decision by the five-member board, which overturned a ruling last year by a regional NLRB director in Chicago that gave the Northwestern players the go-head to unionize.Asked if one option would be for activists to file a new request to unionize on behalf of a team in another region, Waters said, “That is absolutely a possibility. … In no way, shape or form is this at an end.”Ramogi Huma, a former linebacker at UCLA who worked closely with former Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter — the face of the union-building effort — said he hasn’t given up on bringing unions to college athletics, either.“The door’s not closed,” he said.Others said that optimism wasn’t justified.The ruling emphasized that the NLRB has jurisdiction only over private schools, like Northwestern. All the other colleges in its Big Ten conference are public, and the board said giving individual private schools the OK to unionize would enable them to collectively bargain for advantages over state schools — such as more lucrative scholarships — potentially throwing off the delicate competitive balance in college sports.Ronald Meisburg, a former General Counsel for the NLRB and a onetime board member, said the ruling would serve as precedent and likely compel regional NLRB offices nationwide to flatly reject future petitions, no matter which union activists submit them.“This puts the nail in the coffin of organizing college players,” he said.An appeal to U.S. courts doesn’t appear to be an option for the losing side. Litigation in court is typically triggered by a company’s refusal to collectively bargain with a union approved by workers.That trigger won’t exist now that the NLRB has ruled out unionization by the Northwestern players.The labor dispute goes to the heart of American college sports, where universities and conferences reap billions of dollars by relying on amateurs who are not paid. In other countries, college sports are small-time club affairs, while elite youth athletes often turn pro as teens.Northwestern, in the Chicago suburb of Evanston, became the focal point of the labor fight in January 2014, when Colter announced plans to form the first U.S. labor union for college athletes.Three months later, regional NLRB Director Peter Sung Ohr issued his decision, determining that Northwestern football players qualify as employees and thus should be able to unionize.A month later, players cast secret ballots on whether to form a union. But those ballots were sealed during the appeal and will now be destroyed without ever being counted.Under U.S. law, an employee is regarded as someone who receives compensation for a service and is under the direct control of managers. In Northwestern’s case, Ohr concluded coaches are the equivalent of business managers and scholarships are a form of pay.The NLRB didn’t address that portion of Ohr’s ruling, drawing criticism from Waters, who said the board had sidestepped the most sensitive question.“It’s like they had a hot potato tossed into their laps, and they took a year and a half of deliberations and said, ‘We’re going to toss it back,’” he said.___By Michael Tarm. AP College Football Writer Ralph D. Russo in South Bend, Indiana, and AP Sports Writer Jay Cohen in Chicago contributed ___TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Silver Medal for Filippidis in Men’s Pole Vault

first_imgBELGRADE, Serbia – European Indoor Championships: In the men’s pole vault, world-record holder Renaud Lavillenie’s absence with a hamstring injury left the way open for Poland’s Piotr Lisek to win his first gold medal at a major championships.All three athletes on the podium jumped 5.85, but Lisek won because he had the fewest missed attempts at earlier heights. The silver went to Konstantinos Filippidis of Greece, with bronze for Pole Pawel Wojciechowski.Only one Russian athlete, long jumper Darya Klishina, is competing at the championships because of the ongoing suspension of the Russian national team due to widespread doping.Olympic heptathlon champion Nafissatou Thiam won the European indoor pentathlon title in dominant fashion on Friday.The Belgian athlete got a personal-best 4,870 points, topping the standings in the high jump, shot put and 60-meter hurdles, as she beat Austria’s Ivona Dadic (4,767) and Hungarian Gyorgyi Zsivoczky-Farkas (4,723).The opening day of the championships was marred by what seemed an unusually sensitive system for detecting false starts.The system twice flagged up false starts in the women’s 60-meter hurdles final. None of the athletes was found to be at fault in one case, and in the other a runner was disqualified — then swiftly reinstated on appeal. That followed a bizarre heat Friday morning in which four of seven athletes were disqualified.Cindy Roleder of Germany eventually took the title in 7.88 seconds, with Alina Talay of Belarus second in 7.92, and bronze for another German with Pamela Dutkiewicz clocking 7.95. World record holder Susanna Kallur finished eighth in her last race before retirement.Britain’s Andy Pozzi won the men’s 60 hurdles in 7.51, while France’s Pascal Martinot-Lagarde appeared to injure his leg when dipping for the line to win silver in 7.52. Czech Petr Svoboda took bronze in 7.53Olympic shot put bronze medalist Anita Marton of Hungary easily retained her European indoor title with a throw of 19.28 meters, the best in the world this season.Marton had five throws superior to the 18.36 managed by Bulgaria’s Radoslava Mavrodieva for silver, with Belarusian Yulia Leontyuk secured the bronze medal with 18.32. TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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US top women’s World Cup lineup joined by Nigeria, Senegal

first_imgGENEVA (AP) — The lineup for the first women’s basketball World Cup in 2018 has been completed by African champion Nigeria and runner-up Senegal.The top-ranked United States, which qualified as the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics champion, heads the 16-team tournament being played Sept. 22-30 next year in Spain, ranked No. 2.Nigeria and Senegal sealed their places by reaching the AfroBasket final, won 65-48 on Sunday by the Nigerians in Mali.The U.S. is the two-time defending champion in a competition rebranded from the World Championship after the 2014 edition.___Qualified teams:Africa: Nigeria, Senegal.Americas: Argentina, Canada, Puerto Rico, United States.Asia: Australia, China, Japan, South Korea.Europe: Belgium, France, Greece, Latvia, Spain (host), Turkey.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Antetokounmpo, Embiid in NBA’s Holiday Lineup

first_imgWith eight shopping days to Christmas, the NBA’s decision to have Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo and Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid in its holiday lineup is more than just sides in another hoop smorgasbord.It puts the spotlight on — and raises a question — about the MVP race, as in, who in the Eastern Conference is a legitimate contender. It’s a question because the last East MVP, LeBron James going on six years ago, has moved West.Of course, the conversation has to include the biggest name to go the opposite direction this past offseason: Toronto’s Kawhi Leonard, who forced his way out of San Antonio in a trade after missing most of last season with a mysterious leg injury.“Oh yeah,” first-year Atlanta coach Lloyd Pierce declared about the East’s MVP hopes.“We missed Kawhi last year and the people that coached against him didn’t for a reason,” said Pierce, who was an assistant with the 76ers for Embiid’s first two seasons. “He’s a dominant two-way player. Antetokounmpo is unbelievable and his growth continues to rise every game, every year.”The “Greek Freak” opens the Christmas lineup a week from Tuesday with a visit to Madison Square Garden to face the Knicks, and Embiid will play at East rival Boston. Leonard and the Raptors don’t play Dec. 25.The 7-foot Embiid is sixth in scoring, third in rebounding and eighth in blocks with the Sixers sitting fourth in the East going into Sunday’s games. Another West star, New Orleans’ Anthony Davis, is the other player in the top eight in those three categories.“It’s a little tougher for those big guys to get in the mix, but I think Joel, he’ll make his mark,” Pierce said. “He’s got to be if not an MVP, a defensive player of the year candidate, first-team all-defensive player this year.”If Antetokounmpo can get his 26.6-point scoring average back to 27, he has a chance to be the first to average that many points along with at least 13 rebounds and six assists per game. The Bucks star is eighth in scoring and fifth in rebounding.“He’s doing things I think LeBron’s doing,” Indiana coach Nate McMillan said. “He’s a forward playing the point. He’s an excellent passer, a willing passer, he pushes the ball in transition. He can score. He’s assisting, he’s rebounding.”Leonard has missed games with foot and hip injuries, along with the occasional rest on the second night of a back-to-back after missing all but nine games of his final season with the Spurs because of the leg injury.“Khawi is certainly an MVP-caliber player and I keep saying that because of how good he is at the defensive end makes him one of the most interesting candidates,” Raptors coach Nick Nurse said. “His dominance at times on that end of the floor, along with dropping in 25-30 points, makes him a two-way interesting candidate.”SURGING CELTSWidely considered the preseason favorites in the East, the Celtics are finally playing like it. Boston won eight straight games before a loss to Detroit to surge to fifth in the East, even in the loss column with fourth-place Philadelphia.Jayson Tatum shot better than 50 percent during the winning streak while scoring almost 18 points per game. Terry Rozier scored in double figures off the bench in six of the first seven games during the streak.THE WEEK AHEADMemphis at Golden State, Monday: Mike Conley is having quite a bounce-back season for the surprising Grizzlies, averaging 20.4 points and 6.8 assists per game. Stephen Curry and the Warriors are 8-3 since a four-game winning streak that was the longest of Curry-Klay Thompson-Draymond Green era. Memphis lost 117-101 at Golden State in early November.Houston at Miami, Thursday: Justise Winslow’s scoring average is up significantly for Miami in recent games as the Houston native gets ready for his first meeting this season against the team he rooted for growing up. Father Rickie Winslow was Phi Slamma Jamma teammates with Hakeem Olajuwon at the University of Houston in the 1980s. James Harden and the Rockets are trying to get back over .500 to stay following a slow start coming off a trip to the Western Conference finals.Dallas at LA Clippers: DeAndre Jordan visits the Clippers for the first time since signing with the Mavericks after opting out of the final season of the four-year contract he signed when he backed out on a pledge to sign with Dallas in free agency in the summer of 2015. The 6-foot-11 center had a season-high 23 rebounds and 16 points in a win in Dallas in his first game against his former team. Jordan was drafted by the Clippers and spent 10 seasons in LA.Milwaukee at Boston, Friday: The Celtics get another look at a team that didn’t figure to be one of their primary challengers in pursuit of the East title. Malcolm Brogdon of the Bucks is the only player besides Curry shooting at least 50 percent from the field, 40 percent from 3-point range and 90 percent on free throws. Boston made a club record 24 3s, one shy of the NBA record, in a 117-113 win in the first meeting.—By SCHUYLER DIXON , AP Sports WriterTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Osaka, Thiem Win China Open finals

first_imgBEIJING — A surging Naomi Osaka found further redemption for a string of disappointing performances over the summer with her second consecutive title in Asia at the China Open on Sunday.Osaka bounced back from a set down to top-seeded Ash Barty, cruising through the final two sets to defeat the top-seeded Australian 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 and accomplish her goal of returning to winning form on the tour’s Asian leg.In the men’s final, top-seeded Austrian Dominic Thiem beat Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas 3-6, 6-4, 6-1.Osaka’s win follows the two-time Grand Slam winner’s victory last month at the Toray Pan Pacific Open in her birthplace of Osaka, Japan, her first singles title since the Australian Open in January.“Honestly, all I was thinking about was how much I wanted to win so that made me very emotional,” Osaka said after the match. “In the second set I just tried to rationalize everything and then in the third set just continue what I was doing.”Japan’s dominant player came into the tour’s swing through Asia determined to make a statement following what she has called an on-and-off year that included a string of dismal performances in Europe and America.“For me, this was my goal. After I lost in the U.S. Open … I really meditated on it. It just feels like I accomplished what I set out to do,” Osaka said.The mid-year “dip” in her performance “really humbled me, and it made me very motivated to be here right now,” she said.Osaka’s shaky start on Sunday included a trio of double-faults midway through the first set that helped put the French Open champion in the driver’s seat.The second and third sets were an entirely different story, however, with Osaka bringing her service game under control and pounding her returns down the line. After breaking Barty in the seventh game, victory was all but assured, despite an attempted comeback by the Queensland native in match’s final minutes.Known as a big-hitter, fourth-seeded Osaka seemed to benefit particularly from the cool, dry nighttime conditions, with temperatures hovering around 15 Celsius (59 F). Barty said the “sterile” conditions nullified the zippiness of her slice and reduced the variety of shots she was able to deploy.“I was trying to belt it and I couldn’t crack an egg out there,” said top-ranked Barty, who last month reached the semifinals of the Wuhan Open in central China.“Little half-chances that I wasn’t able to grab tonight, but I think all-in-all I think it was a solid performance and I’m just proud of the way we were able to fight and kind of grow through the week,” she told reporters.Osaka, who has described her game as instinctual, said she didn’t know whether the conditions benefited her style of play, saying she paid little attention to such matters, an attitude that extends to her view of statistics and rankings.“I’m not really too much of an analyst, so I can’t say whether the colder conditions helped me,” she said.She also said she was grateful for the low-key presence of her stand-in coach, her father Leonard Francois, but said that arrangement wasn’t permanent.“He annoys me so much that it makes me angry and I use the anger as a tool to win,” Osaka said. Watching her matches “stresses him out,” she added. “I don’t think it’s a long term thing.”The victory evens the record between the pair to two-a-piece in their four meetings on tour.Fifth-ranked Thiem recorded his fourth title in a season when the 26-year-old has defeated both Roger Federer and top-ranked Novak Djokovic.By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN Associated PressTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Innodisk: AIoT solutions for the medical field

first_imgMedical technology is one of the fields where AI can bring revolutionizing breakthroughs for diagnostics, patient care, and emergency rooms. AI excels at working through enormous data sets and can draw from experiences much wider than any single doctor. But this sophisticated technology requires sufficient computational powers, and this is where the Innodisk solution excels.Innodisk’s memory solution includes a diverse portfolio of industrial-grade DRAM modules that comes with guaranteed long-term supply. Other than high-performance DDR4 modules, DDR2 and DDR3 solutions are also available in the same robust form factors. For extreme cases, conformal coating and anti-sulfuration measures are available to further protect the memory module.Innodisk has ample experience in providing storage solutions to the medical sector. For instance, when designing an MR or CR systems, it is necessary to factor in electromagnetic interference. A special circuit design with purpose-built firmware algorithms is necessary and Innodisk has successfully customized modules with anti-magnetic properties as well as with rigid data security measures for medical devices. Innodisk can provide SSDs that offer extensive endurance and the robustness required of IoT devices in a medical setting.One of the challenges of AIoT is keeping tabs on the many devices involved in the system. In one such case, Innodisk modified the cloud-based management tool iCAP to not only monitor the onboard component lifespan and status, but also that of the batteries in the various portable devices used at the hospital. This way, all devices are kept under one umbrella that is easily accessed through any computer, phone or tablet with a compatible browser.Another aspect of adding devices is the need for adding additional ways of communication between the devices themselves. This is easily achievable through Innodisk’s expansion cards. This way, medical devices can easily add new ports that offer additional LAN, display, PoE, USB capabilities.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components Continue Reading Previous ATP prevents DDR3 supply shortage with new own-built DDR3 8 Gbit components and modulesNext Hyperstone introduces Use Case Tracker to optimise NAND Flash memory configurationlast_img read more

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