Sensirion: particulate matter sensor now available globally

first_imgThe SPS30 particulate matter sensor is now available worldwide through Sensirion’s distribution network. The SPS30 particulate matter sensor is the next technological breakthrough in optical PM sensors. Its measurement principle is based on laser scattering and makes use of Sensirion’s innovative contamination-resistance technology. This technology, together with high-quality and long-lasting components, enables accurate measurements from its first operation and throughout its lifetime of more than eight years. In addition, Sensirion’s advanced algorithms provide superior accuracy for different PM types and higher-resolution particle size binning, opening up new possibilities for the detection of different sorts of environmental dust and other particles. With dimensions of only 41 x 41 x 12 mm3 , it is the perfect solution for applications where size is of paramount importance, such as wall-mounted or compact air quality devices.Traditional optical PM sensors suffer from contamination, which causes output degradation. Contamination results from continued dust and particle accumulation on the sensor’s optical components, namely the light source (usually a laser or LED) and the photodetector. Consequently, devices integrating these PM sensors stop working correctly after some time, which results in malfunctions, user complaints, maintenance, service and/or part replacement. Sensirion’s proprietary contamination-resistance technology and long-lasting components provide the SPS30 with unmatched robustness, unique long-term stability and high accuracy, together with a lifetime of more than eight years in continuous mode operating 24 hours/day. Sensirion will be exhibiting at electronica 2018.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components Continue Reading Previous Maxim: highly efficient isolated RS-485 module for Industry 4.0Next Kontron: Embedded server ZINC CUBE SKD for industrial applicationslast_img read more

India announces 524 athletes for Asian Games

first_imgNew Delhi, July 3 (PTI) The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) today announced a 524-member contingent of athletes for the August 18-September 2 Asian Games in Indonesia where they will vie for medals in 36 disciplines. The contingent comprises 277 men and 247 women athletes. In the 2014 Incheon Asian Games, the Indian contingent featured 541 athletes across 28 disciplines. Eight new sports disciplines have been added where the country has shown promise. They are Karate, Kurash, Pencak Silat, Roller Skating, Sambo, Sepaktakraw, Triathlon and Soft Tennis. The other disciplines where India will take part in are Archery, Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Boxing, Bowling, Canoe-Kayak (Sprint), Canoe-Kayak (Slalom), Cycling, Equestrian, Fencing, Gymnastics, Golf, Handball, Hockey, Judo, Kabaddi, Karate, Kurash, Pencak Silat, Roller Skating, Rowing, Sailing, Sambo, Sepaktakraw, Shooting, Squash, Aquatics – Swimming, Aquatics – Diving, Tennis, Taekwondo, Triathlon, Soft Tennis, Table Tennis, Volleyball, Weightlifting, Wrestling and Wushu.Athletics will have the highest number of representation with 52 eyeing for medals. In June, the IOA had submitted a provisional list to the Sports Ministry which had the names of 2370 athletes and officials. The final list has now been pruned down further to 524 athletes who have attained the qualification criteria in their respective disciplines.”The contingent has been selected keeping in mind the Indian Olympic Association’s long term vision of preparing and encouraging the most deserving athletes for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics based on them attaining qualification criteria,” said IOA secretary general Rajeev Mehta.The IOA has decided against sending the men and women football teams this time as they are ineligible under the existing criteria set by the Olympic body. The decision has led to a controversy with All India Football Federation calling IOA’s decision “myopic”. PTI BSadvertisement BS ATATlast_img read more

Hungarian GP: Lewis Hamilton takes pole as Mercedes lock front grid

first_imgLewis Hamilton produced a fantastic last lap to take pole position at the Hungarian Grand Prix ahead of his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas and Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen.Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettek finished fourth, behind third-placed Raikkonen.Hamilton’s brilliant show in the last lap sent Mercedes head of motorsport Toto Wolff into utter disbelief as he watched on from the from the team motor home. The Briton raced past Bottas’ time to secure a record-extending 77th pole position.Just moments earlier, Mercedes’s Formula One rivals Ferrari were 1-2 at the top of the leaderboard with Kimi Raikkonen ahead of Sebastian Vettel.Lewis Hamilton seals his fifth pole of 2018 and his sixth overall at the Hungaroring #HungarianGP #F1 1 (@F1) July 28, 2018Earlier on Saturday, the third and final practice was held in warm and sunny conditions, but by the time qualifying started there was rain, thunder and even some lightning.Ultimately, Mercedes made the most of it on a wet track.Hamilton was thrilled to lock front grid and said that the wet conditions helped Mercedes in the qualifiers.”It’s great for the team to have a one-two. We couldn’t have expected this,” said the 33-year-old, who leads Vettel by 17 points after 11 races in the battle of four times world champions.”Ferrari have been quickest all weekend and we were doing our best to catch up, but then the heavens opened and it was fair game.”It’s so tricky out there, at the beginning it was dry and then it got wetter so it was hard to say how much grip we had.”advertisementVettel had been fastest in Friday and Saturday practice, with track record times, and Red Bull also expected to be in the mix but Australian Daniel Ricciardo failed to make the cut in a tricky second phase and starts 12th.(With inputs from AP)last_img read more

Delhi govt asks to deduct half-day causal leave of officers bunking daily public meets

first_imgThe Delhi government has asked all department heads to deduct half-day causal leave of officers who do not attend public hearing meeting on weekdays and could not explain their absence satisfactorily.Here’s what Arvind Kejriwal said in May last year:In May last year, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had directed his ministers and officials to meet the public in their offices between 10 am to 11 am on working days without appointment, reports PTI.The administrative department of the Delhi government has also asked the head of departments to ensure availability of officers during public hearing timings.”In case of emergency/field visit duty assigned to officers, a link officer should be present to attend the public grievances between 10 am and 11 am,” the department said in a recent written communication to HODs.Explanation with specific valid reasonsThe written communication also said that explanation of officers should be supported with specific valid reasons their absence during public hearing timings.”In case of non-satisfactory explanation received from erring officers, HODs may deduct 1/2 day CL (casual leave) and the same is intimated to administrative reforms department for kind perusal of competent authority,” it added.Last year, Kejriwal had ordered all the ministers and officers except field staff to meet the public without an appointment in their offices for an hour on weekdays.Thereafter, the chief minister had written to Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal requesting him to hold ‘Janata Darbar’ on the lines of his government and meet the people without appointment as he is directly responsible for many subjects of public dealing like the police and the DDA, told PTI.advertisementRead: More than 45 per cent unoccupied seats persists in engineering colleges, says HRDRead: 50 per cent school syllabus to be reduced along with sports period mandatory in schools, says Rajyavardhan Rathorelast_img read more

Asian Games 2018: Swimmer Sajan reaches final as family braves flood in Kerala

first_imgIndia’s Sajan Prakash advanced to the finals of 200m butterfly at the 18th Asian Games in Indonesia on Sunday, 19 August.Sajan went in to the event unaware of where his maternal family, which hails from Idukki district, was as the district has been hit by floods.The state of Kerala has been reeling under unprecedented flood. Sajan, however, was made aware of the situation only on Saturday as his mother chose to keep the news from him.In an interview given to Times of India after reaching the finals of 200m butterfly event, Sajan said he has no idea where his family is.Asian Games 2018 Day 1 Live Updates”I still have no clue as to where they are and how they are, Prakash told Times of India. “All I know is that they are being taken to some safe place. I pray for their safety.”Sajan added that he was informed about his family only after they were rescued.”It was tough but my mother, who is based in Tamil Nadu, thought it best that I don’t get disturbed in the run-up to my event. So I was told of it only after my grandmother and uncle had been shifted. I still haven’t been able to speak to them, though. I have made a historic final, but I don’t know how to tell hem yet,” Sajan added.Prakash qualified for the final with a time of 1:58.12 seconds. He finished 0.06 seconds behind leader Nao Horomura of Japan.Asian Games 2018: Shooters Apurvi Chandela, Ravi Kumar win first medal for IndiaadvertisementMeanwhile, Srihari Nataraj has also advanced to the finals of the 100m men’s backstroke.Starting in lane 6, Nataraj finished first in the heat clocking 55.86 seconds even as compatriot Arvind Mani finished second but failed to qualify to the next round.Another Indian in action, Saurabh Sangvekar crashed out in the 200m freestyle event, clocking 1:54.87 seconds.last_img read more

ISL: Mumbai City FC condemn Delhi Dynamos to their sixth defeat this season

first_imgMumbai City FC came out all guns blazing to condemn Delhi Dynamos to their sixth defeat in the Indian Super League this season. Mumbai turned the match on its head in the second half to beat Delhi 4-2 at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium in New Delhi on Monday.Last year, the match between the two sides had produced six goals with Delhi Dynamos winning 5-1. It produced six goals again on Monday but Mumbai had the last laugh this time around.A Souvik Chakraborty own-goal (3rd minute) had given Delhi the lead before Mumbai turned it around in the second half through a Rafael Bastos penalty (49th) and an own goal from Marti Crespi (61st).Gianni Zuiverloon (64th) restored parity for Delhi Dynamos but Raynier Fernandes (69th) and Paulo Machado (80th) put the result beyond any doubt for the visitors.The victory saw Mumbai climb to the fourth spot in the points table while Delhi Dynamos remained rooted to the bottom without a win to their name.It took an own goal from Souvik to put Delhi ahead when a cross from Lallianzuala Chhangte was deflected into the back of the net. They could have doubled the lead in the 17th minute when Chhangte crossed from the left for Nandhakumar but the winger’s shot was aimed skywards.Delhi were lucky to survive midway into the first half when Rafael Bastos’ right footed goal-bound effort was fisted away by goalkeeper Albino Gomes.Mumbai struggled to get a foothold into the game especially in the middle of the park and coach Jorge Costa replaced Milan Singh to bring on Raynier Fernandes.advertisementFor all of Delhi’s possession, they only had one shot on target which was through an own goal.Mumbai started the second half well, though. In the 49th minute, Delhi captain Pritam Kotal was guilty of handling a shot from Bastos. The Brazilian made no mistake from the spot and helped Mumbai make it 1-1.Just at the hour mark, Bastos played a brilliant through-ball for Sougou, but Crespi just about managed to clear the danger.Mumbai took the lead in the 61st minute as Crespi scored an own goal. This was after Paulo Machado’s cross was looped into the far corner by Crespi as a desperate Gomes tried to keep the ball out but to no avail.Three minutes later, Delhi restored parity. Rene Mihelic’s free-kick was headed into the net by Zuiverloon. But it all went downhill for Delhi from then on.Paulo Machado was the tormentor-in-chief as his square ball into the box was brilliantly steered in by Raynier to put Mumbai ahead again in the 69th minute.Mumbai continued their ascendancy and got another goal in the 80th minute. Arnold Issoko broke forward on the right wing before picking out Machado’s lung-bursting run into the box. The Portuguese midfielder turned it in from close-range to put the game to bed.(With inputs from PTI)last_img read more

Injured Josh Hazlewood ruled out of Sri Lanka Tests, Jhye Richardson named replacement

first_imgAustralia fast bowler Josh Hazlewood has been ruled out of the Test series against Sri Lanka due to a back injury, Cricket Australia (CA) said on Saturday.Jhye Richardson, uncapped at Test level, has been called into the squad in place of Hazlewood, who has taken 164 wickets in 44 Tests.”Josh has reported some back soreness over the last few days and scans have revealed a very early stage stress fracture in the same lower back area as his previous injury from last summer,” CA physiotherapist David Beakley said in a statement.Beakley added that the player was expected to be fit for the World Cup in England later this year.”He will now begin a rehabilitation programme and we are confident he will be available for selection ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup in the UK later this year.”Hazlewood had missed Australia’s two-Test series against Pakistan in the UAE in September with a similar injury.Richardson, 22, has played seven one-day and seven Twenty20 internationals.”Jhye has had an impressive first half in his Sheffield Shield season and no-one could deny he has now continued that form in ODI matches for Australia,” national selector Trevor Hohns said.Australia’s Test squad is due to meet up in Brisbane on Saturday evening, ahead of the first day-night Test against Sri Lanka at the Gabba starting on Thursday.last_img read more

After Modi’s attack, Naidu to stage day-long protest in Delhi seeking special status for Andhra Pradesh

first_imgAndhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu will stage ‘Dharma Porata Deeksha’ (a day-long protest for justice) at the Andhra Bhavan in New Delhi on February 11 seeking special category status for the state and fulfillment of state bifurcation assurances. The chief minister will observe a fast starting 8 am on February 11 and submit a memorandum to the President on February 12.At his Guntur rally on Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi failed to address Andhra’s long pending demand of special category status and fulfilment of state bifurcation assurances. Thousands of people staged protests on the roads of both Vijayawada and Guntur sporting black dresses and holding empty black pots. People were also seen holding placards that read, “Go back, Modi”.Addressing a public gathering in Andhra Pradesh’s Guntur, Narendra Modi said Chandrababu Naidu is only interested in the securing the future of his son. Modi said Naidu says he is his senior. “You are senior but in changing your political partners. You are senior in leaving one group and joining the other,” Modi said.The prime minister targeted Chandrababu Naidu saying he a man who betrayed his own father-in-law.Chandrababu Naidu, on the other hand, said, “The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders should understand the anger of people towards the central government, which failed to fulfil state bifurcation assurances.”The Chief Minister also said that after his appeal, the Telugu people staged silent protests during the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He then dismissed the allegations of BJP leaders that the TDP government tried to create hurdles for the BJP meeting.advertisementNaidu has participated in ‘Dharma Porata Deeksha’ in 11 districts of Andhra Pradesh so far and is going to stage the 12th ‘Dharma Porata Deeksha’ in Delhi tomorrow (February 11). The chief minister will also pay tributes to the Mahatma Gandhi statue at Rajghat and Ambedkar statue at Andhra Pradesh Bhavan.Leaders of several opposition parties are going to extend their solidarity to the chief minister’s protest in Delhi.He had staged an indefinite fast at the Andhra Pradesh Bhavan in October 2013. He was forcibly shifted to Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital on the fifth day for deterioration of health. Naidu observed fast on his birthday last year in Vijayawada demanding fulfilment of state bifurcation assurances.Also read: Chandrababu Naidu a betrayer who backstabbed his father-in-law NTR: PM Narendra Modi in Andhra PradeshALSO WATCH| By Congress-mukt India we will fulfil Gandhi’s dream, says Narendra Modilast_img read more

How Jhulan Goswami’s No.1 ranking inspired Smriti Mandhana

first_imgSmriti Mandhana is No.1 in the ICC’s batting charts for women after a sensational 2018. She was on fire in New Zealand where she hit 400 runs from 3 ODIs and 3 T20Is. In short, she is the mainstay of the Indian batting line-up.Mandhana slays bowling attacks in style and she does it with a smile. The left-handed batter from Sangli said she was inspired by senior India teammate Jhulan Goswami to aspire and become No.1.Smriti Mandhana spoke exclusively to India Today on a range of topics. Excerpts: Rasesh Mandani: You are fun-loving person off the field but with the bat in hand, you give bowlers a headache.Smriti Mandhana: No, even now when I look at my batting videos, I am always smiling. My teammates tease me and ask why I am always smiling. So often when I meet bowlers from the opposition, off the field, I ask them why they give me such fierce looks when I actually smile at them. They say it’s because I keep bashing us. That feels good to hear. It feels good to contribute to victories.RM: It must also feel good to win all the batting accolades. ICC Player of the Year, ICC ODI player of the year. No.1 in ICC rankings..SM: When Jhulan di (Goswami) became the No.1 bowler in the world, I had read about it in the newspapers. That stuck in my mind and I wanted to become No.1 too. I don’t want to be content just getting there. It motivates you to work harder.advertisementRM: With success comes commercial rewards too. You enjoy doing these ad shoots and brand endorsements now? SM: It’s part of life for an athlete. I don’t enjoy it as much as batting. It was difficult initially but now I am getting used to it. In front of the camera, you do a lot of things that you may not do on the cricket field. It’s good to tie up with Redbull now.RM: Has there been a trigger moment somewhere with your batting. My mind goes back to the 2017 World Cup where you came back after a long injury layoff, had that one big knock against England and then lost your way a little. And then did anything change since, to have this rich run of scores, all over the world? SM: After World Cup 2017, I had six or seven bad innings. That’s when I spoke to a lot of my coaches. Tushar Arothe was India’s coach then. He told me that I should try an open stance. He had been saying it for a long time but I didn’t take it very seriously before. But when you have a lean patch for long that’s when you consider acting on advice. The open stance has helped me a lot and the results have followed. I have also strived to make sure that my batting does not take a hit again.RM: It’s also evident that you have added a number of ariel shots to your game. That’s paid you rich dividends in T20 cricket..SM: When you are chasing 170-180, you can’t continue to bat the same way. You have to try and score at a rate you are not used to. It’s one thing that I was lacking. And sometimes in T20, you can get caught out playing ground strokes. So I have tried to take the ariel route with the same well timed strokes.I have been working on them for the past two or three years and now in the last year-year and a half, it’s finally paying off.It’s also the need of the hour in T20’s, especially in power play. Pick the gaps and play chip shots too. All these shots were not my strength before.RM: But from the team point of view, the middle order is struggling. It was only you and Jemimah Rodrigues who scored amongst the batters. Does that get frustrating? SM: What’s frustrating as a batter is when you are well into 70’s and 80’s and you are not able to finish off games. I can’t think for other batters but what I and Jemimah always talk is when we are in we should try and win more matches for Team India.From the team point of view, there are a lot of things we need to work on, especially in T20 cricket. We have been working on them with our new coach, WV Raman and hopefully in two three months we will start getting there.advertisementWe started well in New Zealand with the bowlers doing a good job, especially the spinners did well in New Zealand. Even in T20’s we looked on course in most games until we would lose our way. So there are areas to address and we are working on them. Raman sir has been really good in last two three months.RM: You have gained quite a bit of experience now. If an opportunity were to arise, do you dream of being an India captain? SM: I am not someone who thinks too far ahead. At the moment the focus is on winning the odi and T20 series against England. It’s always better to live in today rather than thinking about tomorrow.Also Read | Smriti Mandhana retains top spot in ICC Women’s ODI rankingslast_img read more

IOC bars India from hosting future sporting events after Pakistani shooters denied visas

first_imgThe International Olympic Committee have suspended all Indian applications to host future events and urged international sports federations not to stage competitions in the country after two Pakistanis were denied visas to compete in New Delhi.The denial of entry visas for two shooters due to take part in a World Cup event in the Indian capital this weekend followed last week’s attack by a Pakistan-based militant group in Pulwama, which killed at least 40 CRPF paramilitary police.India has accused its neighbour of not doing enough to control the militant groups responsible for the Kashmir attacks. Pakistan has denied any involvement.The IOC said the refusal of visas for competitors went against the principles of the Olympic charter relating to discrimination and political interference from the host country.”Since becoming aware of the issue, and in spite of intense last-minute … efforts … and discussions with the Indian government authorities, no solution has been found to allow the Pakistani delegation to enter India in time to compete,” the IOC statement said.”As a result, the IOC Executive Board also decided to suspend all discussions with the Indian NOC and government regarding the potential applications for hosting future sports and Olympic-related events in India,” it said.The body also urged all international sports federations not to hold events in India, or grant hosting rights to the country for future competitions, until the government had provided “clear written guarantees” to ensure access for all athletes.The Indian Olympic Association last year laid out an ambitious roadmap to host the Youth Olympics in 2026, the Asian Games in 2030 and the Summer Olympics for the first time in 2032.advertisementThe shooters were scheduled to take part in the 25m pistol event and the IOC said two spots at next year’s Tokyo Olympics that had been up for grabs in that competition had been revoked.The International Shooting Sport Federation said on Wednesday it faced “an urgent situation as Pakistani athletes cannot get entry visas to participate in the competition” because of the Kashmir attack.The IOC said Olympic berths would still be up for grabs in other events.”The IOC restricted the withdrawal of recognition as an Olympic qualification event to the 25m rapid fire pistol competition in which the two Pakistani athletes were supposed to participate,” it said.”This happened in the interest of the other 500 athletes from 61 countries participating in the other events who are already in India for their competition.”Also Read | ISSF hints at scrapping Olympic quota at World Cup, India hopeful of solutionlast_img read more

Jhulan Goswami, Shikha Pandey, Smriti Mandhana script India series win over England

first_imgJhulan Goswami and Shikha Pandey starred with four wickets apiece while Smriti Mandhana played a superb hand with the bat to steer India to victory over England in the second ODI in Mumbai. The 7-wicket gave India a series win over world champions England. India women had won the first ODI on Friday by 66 runs.With the win, India maintained their series-winning streak against England at home. India first hosted England in 1995/96 and have never lost to England in an ODI series at home. This is India’s sixth series win against England at home.On Monday, England decided to bat first after winning the toss but India’s pacers proved too good for the visitors yet again. England were reduced to 44 for 4 in the 14th over and it was up to Natalie Sciver to try and resurrect the innings. She did get some support from Lauren Winfield but her dismissal in the 28th over meant England had an uphill task ahead.That’s a wrap to the 2nd ODI as #TeamIndia Women beat England Women by 7 wickets (Mithali 47*, Smriti 63, Shikha Pandey 4/18, Jhulan 4/30)They have taken an unassailable lead of 2-0 in the three match ODI series #INDWvENGW Women (@BCCIWomen) February 25, 2019Sciver battled hard but the other batters were not up to the task. Besides Goswami and Pandey, Poonam Yadav took two wickets to keep England to 161.Mandhana led the chase of 162 with a well compiled half-century – her 15th in ODIs. After losing Jemimah Rodrigues in the second over, Mandhana and Punam Raut shared a 73-run stand before skipper Mithali Raj joined Mandhana to ensure India reached home with plenty to spare.advertisement#TeamIndia opener @mandhana_smriti celebrates as she brings up her 15th ODI half-centuryFollow the game here – Women (@BCCIWomen) February 25, 2019India had lost to England in the final of the 2017 World Cup. This is the second time India have defeated England in a bilatereal ODI series since the World Cup. Overall, this is India’s seventh ODI series win over England.Jhulan Goswami was awarded the player-of-the-match and she conceded that despite having played at the top level for so long, she still gets nervous.”My role was to give early breakthroughs. I was able to hit the right areas and waited for the batters to make mistakes. When you are bowling in the powerplay, you need to have a back up plan. I was just trying to use my experience.”Whenever we win the toss, I ask Mithali to bat first so that I get more time to settle my nerves down. No matter how many years you have played the sport at the top level, the nerves would always be there,” Jhulan said at the post-match presentation.Also Read | We need to have more partnerships, says Mithali RajAlso Read | Mithali Raj backs women’s IPL after World Cup performancelast_img read more

Krunal Pandya takes heart from spirited bowling show in Visakhapatnam T20I

first_imgIndia all-rounder Krunal Pandya on Tuesday insisted that the team has not lost momentum despite losing the series opener and instead taken a lot of heart from “almost defending” 126 at Vizag.Krunal was the best spinner in the game while pacer Jasprit Bumrah bowled brilliantly in his comeback game to take the match into the final over after a pedestrian batting performance.”It was a great bowling effort. Everyone chipped in and we almost defended the low total. We just have to be more cautious about our batting,” said Krunal ahead of the second and final T20 against Australia here on Wednesday.”Tomorrow is a very important game as we are 0-1 down but I would not say that we have lost momentum. We lost the other night but we are not losing consecutive games. I am sure we will do well tomorrow,” said the 27-year-old.The Baroda-based cricketer has become a regular in the playing eleven in the shortest format ever since making his debut in November.He has played 10 games, taking 11 wickets at 30.00 with best figures of 4/36 coming against Australia in Sydney. He has batted only five times in the 10 games, scoring 70 runs at 23.33.Training #MenInBlue sweat it out at the training session ahead of the final T20I against Australia#INDvAUS (@BCCI) February 26, 2019Asked if he would like to bat higher up the order than no. 7, where he batted in the last game, Krunal said: “Honestly, I am not thinking about where I want to bat. I am just focused on what is in my hands irrespective of the situation. I want to contribute with both bat and ball.”advertisementKrunal said it would be nice to have some part-time options in the team considering India only played five specialist bowlers in Vizag.”All the five bowlers who played are all quality bowlers. All are match winners on a given day. If you have options it is good but whatever is there we are fine with that.”Krunal also praised Australia for their effort on Sunday.”History says they are a competitive side and we know that they will give 100 percent every time they step on the field. We are mindful of that.”The wicket looks good here. It will be better than Vizag for sure. So we expect more runs,” he said.Krunal knows that he may not be in the team’s World Cup plans and despite the focus being on finalising the squad for the 50-over mega event, he said the second T20 is a “very important game”.Earlier in the day, the Indian team had an extensive training session with skipper Virat Kohli leading from the front.He was the first one to bat in the nets alongside Shikhar Dhawan before they switched to take throwdowns.Mohammad Shami, Kuldeep Yadav and Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who were rested for the series and have been training at the National Cricket Academy, joined their teammates briefly in the nets. Shami even had a decent bowling session.Dhawan was rested from the first game with K L Rahul getting to open alongside Rohit Sharma but from the way the practice session went, there were no indications on what could be the opening combination on Wednesday.Also Read | Peter Handscomb wants to don gloves in ODIs, ready to work on fitnessAlso Read | Fitting reply: Suresh Raina, Ajinjya Rahane, Yuzvendra Chahal congratulate Indian Air ForceAlso Read | India airstrike in Pakistan: Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir salute Indian Air Forcelast_img read more

Divyansh Singh Panwar secures fourth Olympic quota with silver in ISSF World Cup

first_imgIndia’s 17-year-old teenager Divyansh Singh Panwar Friday secured the country’s fourth Olympic quota place in shooting by winning a silver in the ISSF World Cup in Beijing.Competing in only his second senior competition, Divyansh shot a total of 249.0 in the 10m air rifle event to finish a creditable second in the International Shooting Sport Federation World Cup for pistol and rifle shooters.In fact, he missed out on the gold medal by just 0.4 points, which eventually went to China’s Zicheng Hui, who shot 249.4. Grigorii Shamakov of Russia settled for bronze with a score of 227.5.This is India’s fourth 2020 Tokyo Olympic quota after Anjum Moudgil and Apurvi Chandela (10m air rifle women) and Saurabh Choudhary (10m Air Pistol men) had secured berths in the earlier World Cups and last year’s World Championship.Divyansh had qualified in third position for the final with a total score of 629.2.Among the other Indians in the fray, Ravi Kumar finished 44th with a score of 624.1 while Deepak Kumar was placed 57th with 622.6.”Feeling really proud to have won quota for my country. I have gained in experience from this final. It was very tough with proven shooters, Olympians in fray,” Divyansh said after winning the medal and quota.On Thursday, Divyansh partnered with Anjum Moudgil to beat the formidable Chinese pair of Liu Ruxuan and Yang Haoran 17-15 in 10m air rifle mixed team event and win the gold.This was India’s third medal at the World Cup in China and they sit at the top of the medal tally.advertisementThe duo of Manu Bhaker and Saurabh Chaudhary had on Thursday won gold in the 10m air pistol mixed team event.Also Read | Manu Bhaker, Saurabh Chaudhary win India’s 2nd gold at ISSF Beijing World Cuplast_img read more

Premier League: Chelsea clinch top-four spot but feeling the strain, says Sarri

first_imgChelsea coach Maurizio Sarri said his players were showing the strain of competing in the Europa League after they struggled against Watford on Sunday before winning 3-0 to set themselves up to secure a top-four Premier League finish.Chelsea, who claimed a Champions League place after Arsenal drew with Brighton & Hove Albion later on Sunday, where held 1-1 at Eintracht Frankfurt in the first leg of their semi-final on Thursday, leaving them little time to prepare for Watford.”I think that in the first half we were in trouble because we were tired physically and mentally. Then in the second half they lowered their intensity so we took control of the match,” Sarri told reporters before their top-four spot was confirmed.”We were lucky of course because we scored after two minutes and after the first goal probably we improved mentally and were able to play very well for 30, 35 minutes.”Chelsea were booed off by many of their fans at halftime with Watford having dominated the opening period.But goals from Ruben Loftus-Cheek and David Luiz early in the second half, both set up by Eden Hazard, were followed by Argentine Gonzalo Higuain’s strike in the 75th minute.”It is not easy to play after 60 hours,” Sarri said referring to the midweek Europa League trip to Germany.CHELSEA BOOSTSunday’s win, combined with 1-1 draws for Arsenal at The Emirates and Manchester United at already-relegated Huddersfield Town on Sunday, sees Chelsea return to the Champions League after playing in Europe’s second-tier Europa League this term.advertisementThey moved up to third place above rivals Spurs, who they lead by a point, and extended their advantage to four points over fifth-placed Arsenal who are all but out of the top-four race given their inferior goal difference to Tottenham.Chelsea’s return to Europe’s top club competition – a bare minimum for Italian coach Sarri in his first season in charge – looked in jeopardy as recently as February after a 6-0 thumping by Manchester City, a third defeat in four league games.But Chelsea have now lost only twice in 11 matches while Spurs, Manchester United and Arsenal have all stumbled.Sarri conceded that he had made an error on Sunday by not resting France midfielder N’Golo Kante, who left the field early in the first half with a hamstring injury.”I think I made a mistake because today probably he had to rest. Sometimes it is very difficult to put on the bench a player (who is) so important like Kante, Hazard. I think it is very difficult to recover him for the next two matches.””But we want to play in the (Europa League) final, so he is lucky,” Sarri said ahead of a possible showdown with Arsenal who hold a 3-1 first-leg lead over Valencia and can still qualify for the Champions League by winning the competition.Also Read | Chelsea vs Watford, Premier League, Chelsea Europa League, Maurizio Sarri, Premier League tableAlso Read | Champions League: Liverpool’s Firmino out of Barcelona visit, Salah at riskAlso See:last_img read more

Doesn’t bother me: Steve Smith on ‘cheat’ chants in World Cup warm-up vs England

first_imgAustralia batsman Steve Smith played down the hostile reception he had received as he walked out to bat during their 1st World Cup 2019 warm-up match against England at the Rose Bowl in Southampton on Saturday.Steve Smith was booed by the Rose Bowl crowd and there were chants of “cheat, cheat, cheat” as he made his way out to the middle in the 17th over of Australia’s innings. Earlier, opener David Warner was booed by the England crowd who witnessed both the batsmen take the attack to the English bowlers.Both Smith and Warner had served bans over their involvement in the infamous ball-tampering scandal from last year. Nonetheless, the two Australian batsmen are back in the limited-overs squads after some impressive performances in the T20 leagues across the globe.While Warner made a 55-ball 43, Smith showcased why he is rated one of the best batsmen going around with a delightful hundred (116 from 102 balls). Smith’s masterclass helped Australia post 297 and eventually clinch a 12-run win over England.Stressing he is considering all the boos as white noise, Steve Smith said: “I heard a few things as I went out to bat. But it doesn’t get to me. I was just trying to keep my head down and move straight ahead and just do my job and fortunately today, I was able to score a few runs for the team.”More importantly, I was able to spend some time in the middle before the World Cup.”It doesn’t bother me. I focus on my job. Support of teammates up in the balcony. I know I’ve got the support of my teammates. If I can make them proud and Australians proud then that’s my goal.advertisement”I just blank it out. They call it white noise. When I am out there I pay no attention to the crowd and just move on with playing the game.””Genius what a player!”Steve Smith starred with the bat for Australia with a brilliant century in their #CWC19 warm-up match against England and his former skipper was full of praise for him! World Cup (@cricketworldcup) May 25, 2019’Everyone is entitled to their opinion’Smith also added that he has not been subjected to abuse from the general public ever since arriving in the United Kingdom for the World Cup.”No, it’s been really good I haven’t copped any which is really nice. I guess everyone is entitled their opinion and how they want to treat people, but it is water off a duck’s back. I’ll just do my own thing and just keep working hard to play hard.”Smith paced his innings wonderfully well and played some delightful strokes in his inimitable style. While he stepped out and played inside-out shots against Moeen Ali, he wasn’t reluctant to power the ball over the boundary ropes against pace bowlers.’Nice to spend a bit out of time out in the middle’Smith though is not becoming complacent but hopes to strike form during the World Cup. Australia begin their campaign against Afghanistan on June 1 before which they play their 2nd warm-up match against Sri Lanka on May 27.”I was actually a little bit disappointed with my one-day form probably the last 18 months – take out the last 12 – so it was nice to spend a bit of time out in the middle today and the practice games that we’ve had so far I have felt really good. Everything is going well and I’m looking forward to the first game coming now,” Smith added.”I’m not reading too much into it, they’re just practice games at the moment, hopefully, I can keep this form for the real stuff and we’ll make a judgment then. I am feeling good, I’m feeling calm at the crease and hitting the right balls I want to the boundary.”Also Read | Warm-up win over India means little for World Cup, says Ross TaylorAlso Read | Nothing to worry about: Ravindra Jadeja on India’s batting woes after loss to NZAlso See:last_img read more

Sania Mirza takes a Twitter break after being trolled for Pakistan’s loss vs India

first_imgAfter India beat Pakistan in their World Cup 2019 encounter in Manchester on Sunday, there was a wave of memes and witty jokes on the Pakistan team on various social media platforms. Soon as videos and pictures appeared showing Pakistan players going for burgers on the eve of the match, Tweeple didn’t waste any time in bashing the Pakistan team for overlooking fitness standards.Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza, also present at the outing with husband and Pakistan all-rounder Shoaib Malik, was also trolled heavily on social media with some needlessly pulling her into the storm that accompanied Pakistan’s 7th successive defeat against India in World Cups.Mirza, though wasn’t going to take the online hate in her stride and in her latest Twitter post, slammed her trolls by writing: ‘Twitter cracks me up ?? and some ppl for sure .. you guys really need other mediums of taking your frustrations out ..peace out guys ??? it’s break time’.Twitter cracks me up and some ppl for sure .. you guys really need other mediums of taking your frustrations out ..peace out guys it’s break timeSania Mirza (@MirzaSania) June 17, 2019This is not the first time Sania has been dragged into a controversy related to the Pakistan team. Before the India vs Pakistan game, Mirza had slammed cringeworthy ads on both sides of the border’.”Cringeworthy ads on both sides of the border?? seriously guys, you don’t need to hype up’ or market the match anymore specially with rubbish! it has ENOUGH attention already! It’s only cricket for God sake, and if you think it’s anymore than that then get a grip or get a life!! (sic),” Sania Mirza tweeted.advertisementCringeworthy ads on both sides of the border seriously guys, you don’t need to hype up’ or market the match anymore specially with rubbish! it has ENOUGH attention already!It’s only cricket for God sake, and if you think it’s anymore than that then get a grip or get a life !!Sania Mirza (@MirzaSania) June 12, 2019Sania also went on to say that there is no need to hype the clash which is already seeking a lot of attention.Also Read | World Cup 2019: I won’t be going back home alone – Sarfaraz Ahmed warns Pakistan teammatesAlso Read | They are allowed to have burgers: Harbhajan Singh defends Sarfaraz Ahmed after social media trollslast_img read more

Pro Kabaddi 2019: Tamil Thalaivas beat Telugu Titans, Gujarat Fortunegiants crush Bengaluru Bulls

first_imgManjeet Chhillar and Rahul Chaudhry produced the goods as Tamil Thalaivas notched up a 39-26 win over Telugu Titans in the first southern derby of the Pro-Kabaddi League season 7 here Sunday.Manjeet with a high five and Rahul with a super 10 were the chief architects of the Thalaivas’ victory.Rahul proved to be the nemesis for his old side as he showed immense strength to power through the Titans’ defence throughout the match.On the other hand, Siddharth Desai had a quiet match by his standards and could score just five raid points.Rahul opened Tamil Thalaivas’ account in the first minute itself, while Telugu Titans forced a super tackle in the fourth minute to trail 3-4.It took six minutes for Siddharth to open his account for the Titans. It looked like an evenly-matched contest in the first 10 minutes as Telugu Titans led 7-6.Pro Kabaddi 2019 highlights: Tamil Thalaivas, Gujarat Fortunegiants clinch dominant wins on Day 2But Shabeer Bapu turned the tide in favour of Thalaivas first with a super tackle and then with a two-point raid.Rahul got a two-point raid and in the 16th minute, the Titans inflicted an all out to lead 16-7.Ajay Thakur then produced a super raid in the 18th minute as Titans led 19-8.At the end of the first half, Tamil Thalaivas led 20-10 and their defence showed strength and toughness to contain Siddharth.Mohit and Manjeet were rock solid at the back for Thalaivas.With less than 10 minutes to go in the second half, Tamil Thalaivas led 25-17 and looked on course for a win.advertisementRahul made three consecutive successful raids as Thalaivas led 33-20 with just five minutes left in the match.Thaliavas inflicted another all out in the 36th minute to ensure that they ran out comfortable winners in the end.last_img read more


first_imgSouth Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard says he won’t pursue an expansion of Medicaid after a conversation with Vice President-elect Mike Pence.The governor and Pence talked about President-elect Donald Trump’s plans for repealing or reforming the Affordable Care Act.Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…..IN 2017. ;13Daugaard says a shift in policy could help the state save tens of millions of dollars:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……..ON OUR PART. ;27Daugaard says the national election results mean the prospect of reforming the Medicaid program for low-income and disabled people is real.last_img read more