Let Neha Dhupia teach you how to wear ethnic skirts this Diwali

first_imgAmidst the fervour of festivities and dazzling traditional looks being donned by tinsel-town celebs, there’s one actress who has really charmed us with her beautiful choice of outfits. The celebrity in question is Neha Dhupia.After bombarding us with one fashion blunder after the other, Neha is all set to clean her record of fashion mistakes with her stunning traditional looks. While we can see B-towners struggling to balance bling and class in their looks, Ms Dhupia has clearly aced this game.At a recently held Diwali party, Neha showed up dressed majestically in a magenta outfit. What we absolutely loved about the outfit, apart from its brilliant colour, was the superbly balanced work and its design. Also Read: Did Neha Dhupia just wear a carpet and step out?Ditching classic suits and pants, the actress adorned a beautiful, pink skirt, in a ballgown-bodice, which she teamed with a gorgeous, pink kurti. While the skirt was elegantly plain, the short kurti boasted of gold, zari work, all over it. As elegant as the skirt was, the kurti looked just so perfect with it. Neha wore absolutely no accessories and kept the look really classy.Pictures courtesy: Instagram/afashionistadiaries Also Read: Come what may, do NOT wear your black skirt like Neha DhupiaAt another Diwali bash held some time ago, Neha had sported another kurti-skirt combination, and looked ravishing in it. Playing on the grand contrasts of red and white, Neha wore a gold, zari-work skirt teamed with a serene, white kurti. The sublime contrast of the colours with the dainty work looked exquisite. Neha finished the look with a light-embroidered, white dupatta.advertisementPictures courtesy: Instagram/afashionistadiaries With these beyond perfect looks, Neha has given us some major festive-dressing goals.last_img read more

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Zoravar looks for dad Shikhar Dhawan as Team India lines up for national anthem

first_imgShikhar Dhawan top-scored with 68 off 84 balls in Pune as India crossed the line with Dinesh Karthik and MS Dhoni, beating New Zealand by six wickets in the second ODI and levelling the three-match series 1-1.”Dhawan has been playing really well. He’s pretty confident at the moment,” Indian skipper Virat Kohli praised his opener at the post match presentation.Daddy D, @imVkohli laun dey jatt vi tikaane utey teer nadiye ..burrahhh ?????????? pic.twitter.com/KtlnigZv0s- Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) October 25, 2017But, far away in the capital, Dhawan’s son Zoravar was perhaps cheering his father the loudest throughout the match.Dhawan senior posted a video from the beginning of the match, on his Facebook page, which shows his son searching for his father on Television as the camera panned across the Indian team during the national anthem.”Dil bhar aaya video dekh ke, jis tareeke se woh mujhe dhoondh rha hai.wish zoraver ko gale laga sakta main aur khoob pyaar de sakta. Mera pyaar aur duyaaein hamesha mere bachon ke saath hain .. love u all (It was so emotional. The way he was looking for me, I wish I could just hug Zoravar and give him all the love. My love and best wishes will always stay with my kids. Love you all),” he captioned the video.Zoravar spotted his father sandwiched between Manish Pandey and Kuldeep Yadav and can be heard asking, “Is that Papa?” in the video, to which his mother, Ayesha Dhawan, responded, “Yup!”Dhawan had earlier been excused from India’s ODI series in Sri Lanka to attend to his ailing mother after the third ODI.  advertisementIndia and New Zealand will meet in Kanpur to play the three-match ODI series on 29th October.last_img read more

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Team India must learn from defeat in Dharamsala: Sourav Ganguly to India Today

first_imgIndia’s proud ODI record is on the line in the second match in Mohali against Sri Lanka. The Men in Blue have won seven straight bilateral ODI series but were humiliated at home in the first match of the series against a team ranked No.8 in the world.Now ahead of the crucial 2nd ODI in Mohali, former India captain Sourav Ganguly has advised the team to learn from their mistakes in Dharamsala which saw the team collapse for 112 all out.Sourav Ganguly told India Today, “There is a lesson for India to learn from the collapse in the 1st ODI and that is that Ajinkya Rahane must play in the ODI team. Yes Shreyas Iyer 2 years down the line will be a good player if you keep giving him opportunities along with Manish Pandey but at this stage their technique has been found wanting in these conditions. So India needs to find the right balance & India needs to find the right people for positions 4 & 5 and stick with them. If you ask me my opinion then I would say No.4 & 5 have got to be KL Rahul & Ajinkya Rahane.”Rahane’s omission from the playing XI surprised most cricket pundits specially given his form in the limited-overs format.In the two full ODI series that he has played this year, Rahane has been arguably India’s best batsman with four scores of 50+ each. He did struggle in the Tests against the Lankans but Sourav believes that Rahane needs game time to be prepared for the South African challenge.advertisement”I hope management thinks of getting him back because he is quality and he has been successful in ODIs. In the last 2 series against West Indies & Australia he was wonderful. To get his form back ahead of the SA Test series and to make him feel good, Rahane must have been included in the team. Runs are runs, no matter what format you play and it would have helped him go to South Africa in a better frame of mind. He should have batted at 3 and I think he is a better player than all of them Shreyas Iyer, Dinesh Karthik or Manish Pandey. Maybe he has failed a few games but the class does not go away. I think he should be persisted with and I think he should be playing specially with Virat Kohli rested because Rahane is a class act”, said Sourav to India Today.Rahane’s omission in the Dharamsala ODI even left former India cricketer Nikhil Chorpa stumped. Nikhil added, “Surprised that Rahane was not in the playing XI because he is someone who can control the game and (can accelerate) as an when needed he can play the big shots but he needs to spend time in the middle.”India has won last 4 of the 5 ODIs played in Mohali and will hope to continue the trend against Sri Lanka and level the series. The Mohali conditions will also suit the batsmen better than Dharamsala as on each of the last 5 matches played at the PCA ground, the teams batting first have always crossed the 250 run mark.While Sourav has urged India to include Rahane in the XI, he feels the middle order is not yet settled as we prepare for the 2019 World Cup.”Whether it is Dinesh Karthik, Manish Pandey, Shreyas Iyer or Ajinkya Rahane (not to forget Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya & MS Dhoni), none of us can give an answer whether these boys are an answer to no.4, 5 or 6 positions for the ODI team for the World Cup. You ask me who are the two openers I will say Rohit Sharma & Shikhar Dhawan, you ask me the number 3 and I will say Virat Kohli, but you ask me who will be in the team at number 4, 5 or 6 and we will be saying is it between Rahane, Rahul, Manish Pandey or Shreyas Iyer. Whoever they pick will have to be given proper opportunity before the 2019 World Cup so that is an area in which India needs to have a look. KL Rahul will be my choice by far because I think he is our best batsmen in all conditions but I get the feeling that selectors do not favour him at no.4”, concluded the former skipper.Rohit Sharma too will be itching to get his 1st victory as India’s limited overs captain. After the 2nd ODI in Mohali on Wednesday, the series will conclude on Sunday in Vizag.last_img read more

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No 2nd Heisman for Winston

first_imgNEW YORK — The Heisman Trophy finalists would make one heck of an offense.Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota, Alabama receiver Amari Cooper and record-breaking Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon are set to make the trip to New York for the Heisman presentation after the finalists were announced on Dec. 8.Mariota is considered the clear the front-runner to win the 80th Heisman on Dec. 12 in New York. He would become the first Oregon player to earn college football’s most famous player of the year trophy.“It is humbling to be considered for an award that I have admired for a very long time,” Mariota said in a statement. “I would like to thank my teammates and coaches as I could not have been recognized as a finalist without their help.”Mariota and the second-seeded Ducks will face Florida State and last year’s Heisman winner Jameis Winston at the Rose Bowl in the College Football Playoff semifinals on Jan. 1.Cooper helped Alabama earn the top seed in the playoff. The Crimson Tide plays Ohio State at the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans.Winston becomes the seventh player since 2003 to take a shot at a Heisman repeat and come up short. Ohio State’s Archie Griffin is the only player to win two Heismans. Finalists are determined by percentage of votes received from 929 media members and former winners.Mariota didn’t even break the top 10 in the Heisman voting last season, but entered 2014 as one of the preseason favorites.He delivered a spectacular season in his third year as the Ducks’ starter. He is the nation’s top-rated passer (186.3) and has thrown for 3,783 yards and 38 touchdowns with just two interceptions. He also has run for 669 yards and 14 touchdowns for the Pac-12 champions.He is Oregon’s third finalist, joining quarterback Joey Harrington (2001) and running back LaMichael James (2010).Gordon leads the nation with 2,336 yards rushing and 179.7 yards per game. Gordon broke the single-game FBS rushing record with 408 yards against Nebraska, a record that only stood for a week.He needs another huge game in the Outback Bowl against Auburn to break Barry Sanders’ single-season record of 2,628, set in his Heisman winning season of 1988 with Oklahoma State.He is the fourth Wisconsin running back to be a finalist. The Badgers have had two Heisman winners: Alan Ameche (1954) and Ron Dayne (1999).Cooper set a Southeastern Conference record with 115 catches for 1,656 yards and 14 touchdowns for the top-ranked Crimson Tide. Cooper is the fourth Alabama finalist since Mark Ingram became the Tide’s first winner in 2009.“This will be my first trip to New York City, and I can’t put into words how much it means to me and my family,” Cooper said in a statement. “I am privileged to have the opportunity to represent our team at the Heisman ceremony. None of this would be possible without my coaches and teammates.”Heisman voters submit a ballot with their top three selections. Mariota, Gordon and Cooper emerged as such strong candidates late in the season that the rest of the field drifted away.The last time voters picked only three Heisman finalists was 2012, when Johnny Manziel won in a landslide vote against Kansas State’s Collin Klein and Notre Dame’s Manti Te’o.Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott made a strong push in October, but tailed off in November as the Bulldogs lost twice.Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett was making a late-season surge before he was injured in the regular-season finale against Michigan and had to miss the Big Ten championship game.TCU’s Trevone Boykin, another dual-threat quarterback, had numbers that rivaled Mariota’s in some areas: 3,714 yards and 30 touchdowns in 12 games. Indiana’s Tevin Coleman also surpassed 2,000 yards rushing and his average per carry was just a tick below Gordon’s (7.54 to 7.56).aRALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Football WriterTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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NFL Eyes Extra Point Change

first_imgPHOENIX (AP) — Spice it up. The NFL’s dullest play, the extra point, appears to be headed for some changes, perhaps significant ones, for the 2015 season.While team owners didn’t vote on any extra-point proposals March 25, there was so much discussion and interest in potential changes that the issue will be a main focal point for the next set of league meetings in May.“There’s a clear movement to wanting to change and change it this year,” said Rich McKay, Co-chairman of the competition committee and president of the Falcons.McKay’s committee will “develop alternatives and be ready for a potential vote” in two months in San Francisco.Among the possibilities are moving the line of scrimmage back for PAT kicks; placing the ball on the 1½-yard line for a 2-point conversion; eliminating the PAT kicks entirely, requiring teams to run a play from scrimmage; and allowing the defense to score, as in college football, if the ball is turned over on a 2-point try.McKay described the discussions as “lively, with lots of ideas … it’s time to make this a football play.”“A couple coaches said they favor just lining up on the 2 and going for the 2-point play,” he said. “Or move the ball to the 1 1-2 for two points, or kick from the 15 for one, your choice.”The league experimented with extra-point kicks from a longer distance last preseason. Currently, the line of scrimmage for both an extra point and 2-point conversion try is the 2-yard line.Voted down as the meetings concluded was Chicago’s proposal that each team get a possession in overtime regardless of what happens on the first series.Now, if the side receiving the OT kickoff scores a touchdown, the game ends. If it kicks a field goal, the opponent gets a possession.Unsportsmanlike penalties handed out at the end of a half now will carry over, either to the second half or to overtime.Lining up players with eligible numbers at ineligible positions, as New England did against Baltimore in the playoffs, now has more specific guidelines. Those players must line up inside the tackle box.The owners also approved teams with retractable domes being allowed to open them at halftime, weather permitting, and allowing linebackers to wear numbers from 40-49; previously they could wear only numbers in the 50s and 90s.Commissioner Roger Goodell spoke briefly about two high-profile personal conduct cases in which both players, Greg Hardy and Adrian Peterson, remain on the exempt list.Goodell said the league continues to review Hardy’s case to determine if discipline is warranted. Hardy signed earlier this month with Dallas.Goodell said the date for Adrian Peterson’s suspension to end remains April 15. The Vikings running back had the ban overturned by appeal, a decision the NFL now is appealing itself.Also March 25:—The NFL is not focused necessarily on having a team or teams back in Los Angeles in 2016, but it is a hot topic. Goodell noted the league “wants to succeed long term” in LA, so “right now the focus is on the process and also understanding what it takes to be successful in the LA market.”A report on all three teams interested in moving there — the Rams, Chargers and Raiders — is expected in late April, and Goodell said the owners then would discuss it in San Francisco.—Expansion of the playoffs by two teams was discussed, but won’t be happening for a while. Goodell mentioned scheduling issues as well as competitive questions for such delays.—Ted Wells’ investigation into the deflated footballs in the AFC championship game is ongoing, with no timetable on its conclusion.—Texting during a game by Browns General Manager Ray Farmer is still being investigated to see if any league rules were broken.Earlier in the week, of the 13 video replay alterations proposed, including extending the number of coaches’ challenges and letting them challenge all officiating calls, the only one passed will allow game officials to use replay for clock issues at the end of a half, game or overtime if more than 1 second remains.Five player safety rule changes were made, the most notable allowing a medical adviser to stop a game if he believes a player is disoriented, having the player removed from the field and examined on the sideline or in the locker room.(BARRY WILNER, AP Pro Football Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Canadiens Skate Past Isles, 4-2

first_imgMONTREAL — The Montreal Canadiens continued their dominance over the New York Islanders but lost forward Brendan Gallagher to injury in the process.Alex Galchenyuk broke a tie with 3:29 left and Max Pacioretty added an empty-net goal to lift Montreal over New York 4-2 on Nov. 22 to complete a weekend home-and-home sweep.The victory, however, was overshadowed by Gallagher’s injury.The 23-year-old left the game midway through the second period after blocking a slap shot by Johnny Boychuck. Gallagher tried to play through the pain but retreated to the dressing room and did not return.Coach Michel Therrien confirmed Gallagher fractured two fingers on his left hand. He will undergo surgery on Nov. 23 and is out indefinitely.“He’s a guy that shows up every night,” captain Pacioretty said of his linemate. “To see that happen, the way it happened, it shows the type of warrior he is. It’s tough playing without him. We hope for the best. We need him.”Gallagher has not missed a game since Nov. 15, 2013 — a streak of 166 consecutive games.“He’s a big leader on this team,” Galchenyuk said. “The way he plays, he contributes a lot. He blocks shots, he’s a warrior out there. It’s unfortunate to see him go down like that.”Galchenyuk one-timed a pass from P.K Subban for this third goal of the season during a power play. It was his first goal in 11 games and just his third of the season.“It was one of the best feelings, especially when you haven’t scored in a while,” he said. “You try to stay positive and work hard. The last couple of games I worked on my game more and got more shots. I knew it was coming.”About 2 minutes later, the Islanders were called for too many men and Travis Hamonic was given a game misconduct penalty, setting up Pacioretty’s power-play empty-netter.David Desharnais also scored on the power play for his seventh goal and Tomas Fleischmann added his seventh this season for Montreal. Carey Price made 21 saves and the Canadiens followed a 5-3 win over the Islanders on Nov. 20 with another victory.John Tavares gave New York a 1-0 lead late in the first period, and Anders Lee made it 2-1 Islanders with 8:07 left in the third. Thomas Greiss made 23 saves.Montreal has now defeated New York in six straight encounters and in nine of the last 10.On the opening goal by Tavares, Price gave up an uncharacteristically juicy rebound on Hamonic’s shot from the point. Winger Kyle Okposo jumped on the puck, circled Price and fed Tavares for an easy tap-in with 1:19 left.Desharnais scored the equalizer on the power play at the 9:37 of the second. The Canadiens forward got the better of Hamonic during a goal-mouth scramble, connecting on a loose puck in the blue paint.Fleischmann gave the home team the lead on a great individual play with 5:51 left in the second. With Montreal playing short-handed, Fleischmann stole the puck from Okposo at the blue line and fired home his seventh of the season on the breakaway.The Canadiens now lead the NHL with five short-handed goals.As time expired on a penalty to Dale Weise, Lee tied the game 2-2.Recalled from the AHL’s St. John’s IceCaps, 22-year-old Sven Andrighetto made his season debut. The speedy forward finished the game with 10:23 of ice time. TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Injured Kane Picked by England for Nations League Finals

first_imgLONDON — Harry Kane was selected by England for the inaugural Nations League finals next month even though he has yet to return to action for Tottenham after an ankle injury.The striker was included in an enlarged 27-man squad on Thursday for the tournament in Portugal, which will see England take on the Netherlands on June 6 for a place in the June 9 final against the host nation or Switzerland.Kane hasn’t played since April 9 when he was hurt against Manchester City in the Champions League quarterfinals.Tottenham’s season was extended by three weeks after the team reached the final of the Champions League. The team will play Liverpool in Madrid on June 1, which could be Kane’s first game back and his only competitive appearance before the Nations League finals.England coach Gareth Southgate said he was “keeping the door open” for Kane, the team captain.“He is working towards being fit for (Tottenham) for their final,” Southgate said. “We have to see how that progresses, really.”If Kane regains his fitness, he could end up playing three big games in nine days.“We are going to have to look post-Champions League final — we’ll have to assess everyone, really,” Southgate said, “because of the physical aspect of that game and the emotional fallout from that game.”Southgate’s preparations for the Nations League finals have been disrupted by England having all four representatives in the Champions League and Europa League title matches, which will take place a week earlier.There will be eight England players involved in the Champions League final — five from Tottenham and three from Liverpool. Arsenal plays Chelsea for the Europa League title on May 29, although there is only one player — Chelsea’s Ross Barkley — in the latest England squad from those two teams.“From our perspective, we just have to deal with it,” Southgate said. “I guess maybe people didn’t think about the possibility of one nation having so many players involved in that (Champions League) final. That’s the situation we’ve got.“But they are both going to be brilliant games to be part of.”Chelsea’s England contingent has been reduced after midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek sustained a suspected Achilles tendon injury playing a friendly for Chelsea against New England Revolution in Boston on Wednesday. That meant he wasn’t included in the squad, along with fellow Chelsea player Callum Hudson-Odoi (Achilles).Midfielder Harry Winks was called up despite undergoing groin surgery late last month.Southampton forward Nathan Redmond was selected, two years after making his one and only appearance for England.The squad must be cut to 23 players by May 27.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Siglent’s SDS 2000X oscilloscopes

first_img September 23, 2016 at 11:30 pm David_Ashton_EC says: DisposablePony says: “Contrast this – just over $3K for top of the range with all options – with Rhode & Schwartz’s ScopeRider herennhttp://www.eetimes.com/author.asp?section_id=216&doc_id=1330179&nnwhich is about the same price of the bottom of the range basic scope wi August 24, 2016 at 7:13 pm Log in to Reply 2x2l_ says: “Hi Jack,nI believe LeCroy was the first scope with segmented memory back in the very early 90’s with the 93XX series. I think that they have the best of all of the FFT implementations for the scopes that do it in software. (R&S does it in hardware for th I’ve had a Siglent SDS1102CML two channel 100 MHz bench scope here for the last two years. I demand a lot from my test equipment so had low expectations when it arrived. After all, how good can a $359 unit be? Turns out, quite a good for the price. I reviewed it here. But the screen is smaller than most modern pro scopes with lower resolution than many would like. And 100 MHz just doesn’t cut it for a lot of applications. I figured Siglent was positioning itself at the low end of the market.But the company just released a series of scopes aimed squarely at the market segment owned by Tek and Keysight (née Agilent née HP). The SDS 2000X family (gobs of info here) includes eight models that range from two channels at 70 MHz (for $885) to four channels with 16 digital inputs at 300 MHz for $2815 sans options. Those include an arbitrary waveform generator and decoders for I2 C, SPI, RS232, CAN, and LIN. All of the units in this family feature a 2 Gs/s sample rate, 140 Mpts memory depth and 140,000 waveform/s capture rate.Siglent sent me a SDS 2304X, which is the top of the line model with all of the options. This configuration sells for $3200 and is available from vendors like Saelig.First, check out this picture. The scope on the top is Keysight’s MSO X 3054A, a 500 MHz unit, with four analog and 16 digital channels. I’ve had this for a few years and love it. The Siglent is beneath. It’s actually a little smaller than the Keysight but foreshortening deceives the eye. Keysight MSO X 3054A on the top and Siglent SDS 2304A on the bottom. Photo by author. The layout is eerily similar. Like the Keysight, all of the Chinese unit’s knobs can be pressed in to change some functionality. For instance, on both units pushing a vertical gain knob toggles the gain from the normal 1-2-5 sequence to a “variable” mode, where the gain is continuously adjustable. I don’t find it useful but perhaps it makes sense if one were using the unit for automated testing.The Keysight’s knobs feel better, and the Siglent’s buttons have a little bit of a mushy feel rather than a sharp snap.Other features are different – for instance the Keysight has twice the lower unit’s sample rate. It takes a wider range of probes.But it is five times the price.The Siglent’s user interface is almost identical to Keysight’s and is just as intuitive. It’s a very easy scope to operate. There are a lot of modes, though, and I found myself referring to the 200 page pretty decent manual (supplied as a PDF without clickable links in the table of contents) for the more obscure functions. The 800 x 480 eight-inch screen is very crisp and, unlike on their $359 model, I didn’t find myself wishing for more resolution. Sometimes a lot of information is displayed and the characters can be quite small. The layout is an odd 8 by 14 divisions which is not a problem; just don’t assume the usual 10 on the horizontal axis when measuring time.One of the great things about digital scopes is the deep memory. With 140 Mpts there’s a lot of data captured. You can take a single slow sweep and then crank up the time base to see lots of detail about the signal. The zoom mode displays, on top, the signal as it normally is, and on the bottom a blown-up view. Here’s a 500 us/div acquisition (top) with a hole near the center. The hole is the width of the zoom. The bottom trace is the zoomed part of the trace, now at 1 ns/div. Also note the rise time is measured and displayed near the bottom of the screen:The zoom functionality. Photo by author. There is no search capability for finding things in the buffer, which some scopes have.The SDS 2304X does all of the usual scope-stuff extremely well. I’ll focus on what is different or what I found interesting.As digital people we’re concerned about things like rise and fall time. My pulse generator has a fairly sloppy 8 ns rise time so I attached my nifty edge speeder-upper circuit, which stiffens things up to about 700 ps. On the scope’s fastest 1ns/div setting I measured it at 1.3 ns, which is quite good for a 300 MHz instrument.The arbitrary waveform generator is a $188 option and it will produce the usual signals, plus those you can design using their EasyWave software on a PC. Sine waves go to 25 MHz; others to 10 MHz. This is a useful feature if you don’t have an AWG, though the pulses and square waves are sloppy with 20 ns rise times; most inexpensive AWGs also have slow rise times. The functionality is very much like their SDG 2042X AWG that I reviewed here.Automatic measurements abound. There are many dozens of them, and the few I tried worked flawlessly. Here the manual is a little weak; for instance the FRR metric is “The time between the first rising edge of source 1 and the first rising edge of source 2 of 50 voltage level.” Not quite sure what that means but Siglent rewrites their manuals in the USA and I’ve reported it to them.The SDS 2000X family comes in MSO (mixed signal oscilloscope) and non-MSO (i.e., plain old scope) models. MSOs are targeted exactly at the needs of embedded engineers, who use digital signals in concert with analog. This model supports 16 digital channels, which are connected to the scope via this connector:Digital input cables and setup. Photo by author. In this picture the digital channels go to a little Freescale board that I’ve programmed to generate patterns on the GPIO pins. The resulting display (only seven digital channels are connected) looks like:MSO display. Photo by author. A critical feature of an MSO is that it can be triggered on an analog or on the digital channels. This cross-triggering helps us understand the relationship between the two parts of the system. In the picture above note in the upper-right-hand side a matrix of L, H and X – those are the 16 inputs and the values I set to trigger this sweep. A sine wave wandered through at the same time.Supported math operations include the four arithmetical operations on any two channels, FFT, integration, differentiation and square root. With the exception of FFT all work well. On the SDS 2304X the Fourier transform is as good as on any other scope I’ve used – which is to say, not that great. None support changing the resolution- or video-bandwidth so one just gets a sense of amplitude vs frequency. The display always looks muddy; what should show as a sharp peak is very broad. Perhaps there are areas where this low resolution is adequate, but for the applications I gravitate to it makes much more sense to use a spectrum analyzer. Yes, this is another expensive instrument, but the scope and SA are very different animals, the scope being basically an amplifier and A/D, while the latter is more like a superheterodyne radio, which achieves enormous gain and selectivity.I think it was Agilent who introduced the notion of segmented memory when they came out with their MSO-X series of scopes. This feature lets you divide acquisition memory into a number of chunks. Each trigger event fills one chunk; the trigger starts getting data and stops when a chunk is full; the next trigger fills the next block. Surprisingly the Siglent has this feature and lets you partition memory into up to 80,000 chunks. It’s not a feature I use a lot but at times it can be very useful. An example is tracing the behavior of a state machine. Send states out to GPIOs and trigger on, for example, a start state, and see how the machine behaves every time it goes through that state.An intriguing feature uses colors to highlight the most commonly-occurring value of a signal. For instance, if not-random noise was modulating a waveform the most common value would be a “warmer” color (more red). For instance:Colors highlight most common values. Photo by author. The unit includes a self-calibration feature that is somewhat different from some competing products. Often one has to connect all of the inputs to a cal-out with BNCed cables. On the Siglent calibrations are easier. Remove all inputs and select the self-cal mode. You can walk away for the few minutes it takes, or watch the psychedelic display on the screen, which probably is showing the various signals the unit is applying. It’s quite mesmerizing.A press-to-turn-off button powers the scope. To power down one has to press and hold it for a few seconds. After a couple of days intermittently playing with the scope I still couldn’t get used to the delay, and would always hit it, then realize the unit was still on. Better would be an alternate-action mechanical switch.How things have changed! The company I worked for in the early 70s bought a Tek 7000-series scope. With plug-ins (many scopes did not come with vertical or horizontal amplifiers) it cost about $10k, or $50k in today’s dollars. It had a lower bandwidth that the Siglent, no memory, and was completely analog without the features described here. Yet this modern unit with much fantastically-more capability is $3k. Amazing.So there you have it – a quick run-through of Siglent’s latest offering. Despite a few minor nits this is a heck of a scope at a killer price that any engineer would be lucky to have. I recommend it for a professional engineering lab and for advanced hobbyists. At the moment they’re having a promotion where you get a higher-speed scope for the price of a slower version.Jack G. Ganssle is a lecturer and consultant on embedded development issues. He conducts seminars on embedded systems and helps companies with their embedded challenges, and works as an expert witness on embedded issues. Contact him at . His website is . sreaves22645 says: Log in to Reply Log in to Reply July 28, 2016 at 6:14 pm “@Sreaves22645 – I get what you’re saying but comparing a LeCroy LabMaster to a Agilent Infinivision MSO to a Rigol/Siglent is basically “Bugatti” vs “Lexus” vs “Kia”. Not saying that it’s not worth it if you need that sort of specs (SPF+ design at Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Test & Measurement 4 thoughts on “Siglent’s SDS 2000X oscilloscopes” July 27, 2016 at 8:39 am “@2x2I_, I know it’s an old article but still, I think your enthusiasm for the Tek scopes with SA (MDO) isn’t well placed. I own a Tek MDO3054, and yes it’s a huge disappointment. The “SA” is actually just FFT (up to 1Mpts, not bad but not exactly stella Log in to Reply Continue Reading Previous Embedding custom real-time processing in a multi-gigasample high-speed digitizerNext Tcl in space Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must Register or Login to post a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.last_img read more

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IBASE: digital signage player powered by AMD Ryzen Embedded V1000 processors

first_img Continue Reading Previous Portwell: extremely flexible industrial monitors in 12 variantsNext Developing training sets for the IoT IBASE Technology introduces the SI-324 4K digital signage player based on the new AMD Ryzen Embedded V1000 processors that provide outstanding CPU performance and noticeable increase in GPU performance than previous solutions. With the new integrated AMD Radeon Vega graphics with up to 11 compute units, SI-324 delivers four independent HDMI 2.0 displays with up to 4K @60Hz resolution in each display and supports up to 2x 4K@60 or 4x FHD@60 crisp content video playback.The SI-324 integrates the IBASE iCONTROL intelligent energy-saving green technology and the Observer remote monitoring technology to enable energy savings, automatic power-on/off scheduling, remote monitoring, automatic power recovery, low temperature boot protection, and smart operating system restoration. It comes built in with hardware EDID (Extended Display Identification Data) analog function remotely controlled by an IBASE utility to prevent problems caused by connecting a display, disconnection of display cables or unrecognized displays. These problems are manifested in the form of black screen, wrong screen resolution and color distortion.The SI-324 has flexible video wall configurations that are suitable a broad range of applications including restaurant menu boards and electronic displays in banks, airports and shopping malls to convey dynamic information and promotions to targeted audience. Housed in an elegant black and white case with smooth edges, it has a segregated ventilation to keep dust away from system components and thus improve system reliability. Supporting up to 32GB of fast dual-channel DDR4 memory, SI-324 offers advanced expansion and interfaces including 1x Mini PCI-E, 1x M.2 E-Key, 1x SIM card slot, 2x USB 3.0, 1x USB 3.1, 2x GbE RJ45 and HD audio.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules last_img read more

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Logic Technology: NXP iMX8M COM board for ARM Quad-Core

first_img Continue Reading Previous Squeezing the value out of data for AINext Electric vehicle success depends on better batteries, smarter charging The new Embedded Artists’ iMX8M COM Board provides a quick and easy solution for implementing a high-performance ARM quad/dual-core Cortex-A53 / Cortex-M4F based design. The Cortex-A53 / Cortex-M4F heterogeneous architecture enables the system to run an OS like Linux on the quad/dual-core Cortex-A53 and a Real-Time OS (RTOS) on the Cortex-M4F.The i.MX 8M supports 4K video decoding and has dual display outputs (HDMI and MIPI-DSI). The design is a low-power implementation with LPDDR4 memories and a PMIC supporting DVFS techniques. Features include Linux BSP, 82 x 50 mm small form factor and long term availability. Typical applications are media streaming, general graphical interface solutions, communication solutions and connected real-time systems.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules last_img read more

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Ahead of tournament opener against India, visa issues delay Pakistan’s arrival

first_imgDubai, Jun 21 (PTI) Pakistan team’s arrival for Kabaddi Masters Dubai was today delayed due to visa issues and they would now arrive here in the wee hours tomorrow ahead of its tournament opener against India.Tournament favourites India begin their campaign against the arch-rivals in the at the Al Wasl Sports Club 6.30pm local time, leaving Pakistan with little time for preparation.”There’s a visa issue and we are told that they’re either arriving late tonight or early morning tomorrow,” a tournament official told PTI.”All the other five participating nations are here,” the official added.India meanwhile warmed up for the event with a 20-minute exhibition match against their Asian rivals Korea.The six-nation kabaddi tournament also features Iran, Argentina and Kenya. PTI TAP BS BSBSlast_img read more

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World Cup 2018: How Fellaini, Chadli are keeping African interest alive

first_imgMorocco may not have qualified for the FIFA World Cup 2018 but Belgium stars Marouane Fellaini and Nacer Chadli, who both have dual Moroccan-Belgian nationality, are keeping the African interest alive.The midfield duo kept Belgium alive with their goals off the bench in the extraordinary round of 16 comeback against Japan and were handed starts in the 2-1 win over Brazil.With what they did in the last two matches at least one part of North Africa will be on their side when Belgium face France in an all-European semi-final on Tuesday.In the Kazan quarter-final, Fellaini rewarded coach Roberto Martinez with 90 minutes of hassling, harrying and sometimes hacking that played havoc with the flow of Brazil’s vaunted midfield.FIFA WORLD CUP FULL COVERAGEBorn in Etterbeek to Moroccan parents, Fellaini is an established member of Belgium’s “golden generation” despite criticism of his performances at Manchester United.While his call-up to the World Cup squad was to be expected, Chadli would have been a shock inclusion in the squad even if he had not missed most of the season for West Bromwich Albion because of injury.FIFA World Cup 2018: Who plays who in the semi-finalsThe versatile 28-year-old, who played a friendly for Morocco in 2010 before committing to Belgium, ran himself into the ground at left wing back against Brazil before making way for the better-known Thomas Vermaelen seven minutes from time.That Belgium held off a late Brazilian charge to set up Tuesday’s last four meeting with France in St Petersburg was another vindication of Martinez’s faith in the duo.advertisement”We are extremely proud of Nacer and Marouane,” the Spaniard said before the Kazan Arena clash.”Their performances have been incredible. Not just on the football level, where they’ve been very interesting technically and tactically.”They are two players who are winners, they are fighters, they are survivors. I think for me they are an example for any young player who wants to play the game. And any young player who wants to face adversity in life.”Team spirit can carry Belgium to World Cup 2018 final: Roberto MartinezFellaini and Chadli are not the only players in the squad with African heritage, of course, with Romelu Lukaku, Vincent Kompany, Dedryck Boyata and Michy Batshuayi all having at least one Congolese parent, while Mousa Dembele’s father is from Mali.Adnan Januzaj, meanwhile, is the son of Kosovar-Albanian migrants and Axel Witsel’s father has roots in the French Caribbean island of Martinique.”We are very, very proud of the diversity we have in the squad,” Martinez added. “I feel that’s probably the biggest strength that we have as a football team.”(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more

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Nokia confirms new product launch on July 11, could be Nokia X5 aka Nokia 5.1 Plus

first_imgHMD Global has taken to Weibo to announce it is holding an event in China on July 11. While the company has not explicitly confirmed the name, the poster confirms it will be a new Nokia X-series smartphone launch. This is largely expected to be the Nokia X5 that has been in the news for the past few weeks. The Nokia X5, which is tipped to be called the Nokia 5.1 Plus outside of China, will likely be the second notched Nokia phone following the Nokia X6.Late last week, a leaked poster suggested that the Nokia X5 aka Nokia 5.1 Plus will launch on July 11 and the company has now confirmed the event. The phone has been leaked in renders and has passed through TENAA as well, all of which suggested its launch was imminent. Based on the renders, we expect the Nokia 5.1 Plus to sport a notch wider than the one seen on the Nokia X6. As per the TENAA listing last month, the Nokia 5.1 Plus will sport a 5.86-inch with HD+ display and will likely be powered by either a Snapdragon 600-series chip or a Helio P60 SoC. As for the cameras, the phone may come with a 13MP + 8MP configuration. The front could also see an 8-megapixel sensor similar to the Nokia 5.1. Lastly, the phone could house a 3000mAh battery, which is almost the same as the Nokia 5.1 so it seems the ‘Plus’ here isn’t going to be associated with a bigger battery.As for the pricing, a recent Baidu post claimed the Nokia 5.1 Plus or Nokia X5 will go on sale in China starting at CNY 799 (approx Rs 8,200) for the 32GB variant. There may be a 64GB version as well that could cost CNY 999 (approx Rs 10,300). There is no word yet on whether the phone will come to India, but considering how the company has brought most of its 2018 Nokia phones to the country, we can expect an India launch soon enough.advertisementSeparately, the Nokia X6, which was launched in China a couple of months ago, is all set to make its global debut with Hong Kong being the first stop on July 19. The Nokia X6 is expected to be called the Nokia 6.1 Plus globally and the phone has already some very positive responses so far, which is why HMD Global decided to launch to the phone outside China.ALSO READ: Nokia X6 all set to launch outside China as Nokia 6.1 Plus on July 19: Reportlast_img read more

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Danushka Gunathilaka suspended by Sri Lanka from international cricket

first_imgSri Lankan all-rounder Danushka Gunathilaka has been suspended by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) from all forms of international cricket, pending an inquiry into an alleged breach of code of conduct regulations.”Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) decided to suspend Danushka Gunathilaka from all forms of international cricket for breaching the ‘Player Code of Conduct’, pending inquiry,” the SLC said in a statement.”The decision to suspend the player was taken following an initial inquiry conducted by Sri Lanka Cricket, after the team management reported that the player have violated the ‘Code of Conduct’.”According to reports, a Norwegian woman has accused Gunathilaka’s friend of raping her in a hotel room where he was present, an official said on Monday.Gunathilaka and his friend took two Norwegian women to the hotel where the player was staying in Colombo in the early hours of Sunday.One of the women later accused the second man, a British passport-holder of Sri Lankan origin, of raping her and police arrested him.The 26-year-old “is under arrest and we are continuing our investigations,” a police official confirmed. “A Norwegian tourist made the complaint of rape.” He also said there was no allegation against Gunathilaka.Gunathilaka was allowed to take the field on day four of the second Test between Sri Lanka and South Africa.Gunathilaka’s fee for the match will also be withheld pending the outcome of the inquiry. Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) rules stipulate that during matches players must be back in their hotel rooms by midnight and cannot have guests.advertisementAlso read – Colombo Test: South Africa stare at series whitewash after failing spin trailGunathilaka was also suspended for three matches by SLC last October for misconduct during the home series against India.Another member of Sri Lanka’s Test squad, leg-spinner Jeffrey Vandersay, was on Friday given a suspended one-year ban from international cricket after pleading guilty to misconduct during last month’s tour of the West Indies.Gunathilaka scored 57 and 61 runs in the second and final Test, with Sri Lanka whitewashing the series after trouncing the visitors by 199 runs in Colombo on Monday. South Africa were 5/139 chasing an impossible-looking 490 target at close of play Sunday and got bowled out for 290 on the fourth day.Rangana Herath took 6 wickets while Akila Dananjaya and Dilruwan Perera took 2 wickets each to lead the hosts to a 2-0 series whitewash.Gunathilaka ended up as the second highest run-scorer in the two-match series with 161 runs in four innings at an average of 40.25 including two half-centuries.(With inputs from agencies)last_img read more

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Here’s how the ‘Happiness Curriculum’ in Delhi govt schools can build a healthy mind

first_imgIn today’s fast-paced, competition-laden, technology-driven world, all of us have to struggle hard to achieve the best in life. “More” is the operational word for everything — the element of happiness remains ever elusive.Today, children are under tremendous pressure from all sides — parents, mentors, peers, teachers, grandparents. They are confused, they don’t know how to react and express their emotions in their day to day situations. They look at us and just follow what we say or do.(Read :To safeguard children’s rights, J and K govt calls for establishing Child Protection Committees in schools)Value based happiness curriculum:Further, the modern world gives value only to one thing — “Financial Glory.” In the absence of a deeply embedded value system, the focus is only on getting literate — “Need to get into a profession which pays me well.” No other value system matters.The absence of a strong value based happiness curriculum in schools and our homes has created a vacuum in our children’s mind. They want to be content, they want to feel happy but they don’t know how.’Happiness Curriculum’ in Delhi govtThe ‘Happiness Curriculum’ launched by the Delhi government focuses on holistic education by including meditation, value education, and mental exercises in conventional education curriculum.It has been introduced for the students of nursery to Class 8 in government schools from July 12. The new subject has been designed and prepared by a team of 40 Delhi government teachers, educators and volunteers over a period of six months.advertisementStudents across schools can expect a ‘happiness’ period of 45 minutes. The new curriculum will pave the way for physical and mental health well-being, solving problems caused due to negative and destructive emotions like anger, hatred and jealousy.Read: How IIT Madras’ ‘happiness’ programme helps students deal with mental pressureMore about the ‘Happiness Curriculum’:As per reports, the entire curriculum is activity-based and no formal examinations is conducted on itA periodic assessment of children’s progress will take place from time to time using a happiness indexClasses based on ‘Happiness Curriculum’ are being held twice a week for nursery and KG studentsThe Delhi Government had constituted a team of experts, including educationists, research fellows, school teachers and different intellectualsThere are only a handful of organisations (five in total) which were selected globally to contribute to the Delhi Government’s Happiness Curriculum(Read: 50 per cent school syllabus to be reduced along with sports period mandatory in schools, says Rajyavardhan Rathore)’Happiness Curriculum’ termed by Arvind KejriwalKejriwal termed the ‘Happiness Curriculum’ and launched it as the third stage of reforms in education sector initiated by his government after focusing on infrastructure development and motivation of teachers in the government schools.”Education is our topmost priorities. The Centre and other state governments should give one year, focussing on education at a war footing.”- said Arvind Kejriwal.About Blue Orb foundation:Blue Orb foundation, one of the key contributors to the curriculum by Avanee (Mother Foundation under which Blue Orb functions) has ‘Poornata’ – A programme which emphasises the interconnectedness of the Core Values (love, gratitude, integrity, courage, kindness, trust, focus ; commitment, respect and humility) and happiness.-Article by Madhuri Mehta, CEO Blue Orb Foundation(Read: Good news! 400 Delhi govt teachers to get training in Singapore)last_img read more

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Junior shooters add silver, bronze to India’s tally at ISSF WC

first_img(Eds: updating with fresh results, adding background) Changwon (South Korea), Sep 11 (PTI) The Indian junior men’s skeet team clinched a silver, while Gurnihal Singh Garcha picked up the individual bronze in the same event at the ISSF World Championships here Tuesday. The trio of Gurnihal (119), Anantjeet Singh Naruka (117) and Ayush Rudraraju (119) combined for a score of 355 for a second-place finish in the finals. The three had topped day one of the team qualifying Monday. The 19-year-old Gurnihal also made the six-strong individual final, where he shot a score of 46 to claim the individual bronze, the biggest achievement of his international career so far. Italian Elia Sdruccioli notched up the gold with a score of 55, while American Nic Moschetti won the silver with 54. India are placed fourth in the overall medals’ tally with seven gold, eight silver and seven bronze medals for a total of 20 at the premier International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) showpiece, which is also the first qualifying event for the 2020 Olympic Games. The gold medal in the team event was won by Czech Republic with a score 356, while the bronze went to the Italian team, which shot a score of 354, In the junior women’s 50m rifle 3 position competition, the Indian team signed off 14th with a score of 3383. Bhakti Khamkar (1132), Shirin Godara (1130) and Ayushi Podder (1121) made up the team and neither of them managed to qualify for the individual finals. There was no end to the seniors’ disappointment with the women’s skeet team ending ninth with a score of 319.advertisement Rashmi Rathore (108), Maheshwari Chauhan (106) and Ganemat Sekhon (105) could not qualify for the individual finals. India have secured two Olympic quotas, making it the country’s best performance ever at the World Championship. Anjum Moudgil and Apurvi Chandela secured quota places for the Olympics by winning a silver and finishing fourth respectively in the women’s 10m air rifle event. Though the two shooters have secured quotas, as per the stated policy, the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) will take the final call on selection, based on the aggregate scores of shooters (in international tournaments and selection trials) leading up to the Olympic Games. PTI PM PMlast_img read more

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Dutee Chand proud of being first athlete to fight against hyperandrogenism rule

first_imgAce sprinter Dutee Chand is getting the fame and recognition after her outstanding performances in the Asian Games 2018 in Jakarta and Palembang but there was a time when she was fighting against the system which kept her away from the track for over two years.Dutee’s road to glory had many pit stops. Long before she made India proud and trended on Twitter after making history in Indonesia, there were countless dark nights when she nearly bid goodbye to athletics after undergoing the pain of ‘humiliating’ gender tests.Dropped from India’s Commonwealth Games contingent in 2014 after being rendered ineligible to compete as a female athlete due to hyperandrogenism policy of the world athletics body (IAAF), the last four years of her life have not been easy for the 22-year-old Odisha athlete. She was also dropped from India’s CWG squad this year.Dutee Chand wants to rebuild her house with prize money for Asian Games medalsBut was finally allowed to race again after winning her case at the Court of Arbitration (CAS) and she made the most of this to bring glory to the nation.Mind Rocks 2018: Manika Batra, Dutee Chand request constant support from government”2014 was very tough for me, I had prepared a lot of CWG but four days before the event, I was thrown out of the team. It was very tough and then it was said that I wasn’t a girl and it felt really bad but then I fought a case with the support of my family.advertisementDutee Chand ends 16-year wait for India with silver in 200m”Then I came back to the track and got success. I struggled to come here if it would have been somebody else, either they would have left sports or life,” Dutee said at India Today’s youth summit Mind Rocks 2018.Dutee won two silver medals at the Asian Games 2018 with second place finishes in the women’s 100m and 200m finals.Dutee Chand wins silver in women’s 100m raceThe 100m medal was India’s first in the event in 20 years while the 200m silver was the first after 16 years in the event. Dutee Chand became the first female athlete from India to win a medal in the women’s 200m final at the Asian Games in 16 years (Reuters Photo)Success was followed by fame and recognition in India while the Orissa government also announced a Rs 3 crore cash reward for the athlete who became an overnight sensation after putting in years of hard work on the track.Could have done better with government support: Dutee ChandAll that Dutee wants now is for the government to constantly keep supporting athletes like herself so that nobody else has to go through the kind of hardships that she had to witness during her formative years.”I have seen Usain Bolt in front at the Olympics. He’s not a machine but runs like one. These people get a huge team along with them to take care of their body but that’s not in India, so the performance suffers. The government has come out in support so I want to go abroad and train well.”Olympics is huge and top athletes come from the world and from different countries, the body structure is also different. We are all working hard but please pray for us and keep faith in us,” Dutee went on to add. Dutee Chand won her case at CAS against hyperandrogenism policy of the IAAF in 2016 (Reuters Photo)Being the first athlete to fight a case against IAAF’s Hyperandrogenism rule and win it also makes her really proud of her achievements.”With everyone’s support I have been able to achieve all this. That is why I won such a big case. Earlier if an athlete was guilty of Hyperandrogenism he/she would have been banned for life. But I was the only girl in the whole world who fought against this rule and won the case.”Now according to rules, at least we can run 100m, 200m. We are still fighting to expand the scope of the new rule. Other athletes would have to deal with such problems,” a proud Dutee said.last_img read more

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Cried because did not want MS Dhoni to lose his last match as captain

first_imgThe young fan who stole the limelight after he was seen weeping following India’s final Super Four match against Afghanistan ended in a draw, has reason behind his reaction.The game got over with Rashid Khan dismissing Ravindra Jadeja off the penultimate ball as India got bowled out for 252, the same score Afghanistan had made batting first in an inconsequential match in Dubai.As Afghanistan players started celebrating, cameras turned towards the stands to capture the reactions of the fans. Among them was a little kid wearing the Indian jersey, who couldn’t hold back his tears even as his father tried his best to console him.India vs Bangladesh Final Asia Cup 2018: Live Score”I cried because I did not want Mahendra Singh Dhoni to lose his last match as an ODI captain and his 200th match as the skipper,” Arjan Singh, the young boy, told ANI.READ – Dhoni bonded with junior cricketers over hookah: George BaileyIndia off-spinner Harbhajan Singh even tweeted a picture of the crying child and offered support by saying, “Koi na putt Rona Nahi hai final aapa jittange (Don’t cry child, we will win the final).”Koi na putt Rona Nahi hai final aapa jittange pic.twitter.com/fjI0DWeBoyHarbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) September 25, 2018The kid’s father, identified as Amarpreet Singh, replied to Bhajji’s tweet thanking the cricketer for his support. Amarpreet also revealed in his tweet that India fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar gave him a call and spoke with his son Arjan.advertisementAsia Cup, India vs Afghanistan: Match tied after Rashid’s last over heroics”Paaji he is happy now and looking forward to the final on Friday… Really kind of @BhuviOfficial as well to call and console him… We will surely bounce back and it will be our “Fateh” on Friday.. Go Team India,” Amarpreet Singh replied.@harbhajan_singh Paaji he is happy now and looking forward to the final on Friday… Really kind of @BhuviOfficial as well to call and console him… We will surely bounce back and it will be our “Fateh” on Friday Go Team India @BCCI pic.twitter.com/BPkBXO2hIvAmarpreet Singh (@itsamarpreet) September 25, 2018@BhuviOfficial ‘s call Special moment for Arjan… Thank you Team India pic.twitter.com/Z5S6GgrrRQAmarpreet Singh (@itsamarpreet) September 26, 2018Arjan’s day was made even more special by Afghanistan players Rashid Khan and Mohammad Shahzad, who clicked pictures with the kid after the game.These Pics making India – Afghanistan Cricket Friendship bond even Stronger #INDvAFG #AsiaCup2018 pic.twitter.com/x84r2z8ziZAbhijeet (@TheYorkerBall) September 26, 2018Expressing his emotions during the final tense overs of the match, Arjan said that he was really happy with the way the match was going on, but the moment Jadeja got out on the penultimate ball of the match, he could not hold himself back.”I liked the match. I liked that Dhoni was captain. I was happy, but at the last ball, when Jadeja was trying to hit a six, I noticed that fielder was exactly at the pitch of the boundary. Then the ball got caught by the fielder and I cried,” Singh said.Reflecting on his own playing skills, the little fan claimed that he is practising to be an all-rounder. The Dhoni fan also wished the Asia Cup final against Bangladesh.(With inputs from ANI)last_img read more

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Asian Para Games: India win gold, silver and bronze in men’s high jump

first_imgIndia ruled the podium in the men’s high jump T42/63 category at the Asian Para Games in Jakarta on Thursday as they won all the three medals up for grabs.Along with grabbing all the medals, defending champion Sharad Kumar broke two records to win a second successive gold medal at the Asian Para Games.Sharad Kumar, a world championships silver medallist, made a jump of 1.90m to better the Asian and the Games record to bag the gold medal. The silver medal was won by Rio Paralympic bronze medallist Varun Bhati with 1.82m jump while the bronze went to Rio Paralympic gold medallist Thangavelu Mariyappan for a jump of 1.67m. Even though Bhati missed out on the gold, his jump was his season best performance.The high jump T42/63 covers lower limb deficiency, leg length difference, impaired muscle power and impaired range of movement.Also read – Asian Para Games 2018: Harvinder Singh wins gold in archeryGold medallist Sharad, who hails from Bihar, suffered paralysis in his left leg at the age of two after being administered a spurious polio medicine at the local eradication drive. He has been a former world number one.Earlier, Indian javelin thrower Sundar Singh Gurjar won a silver medal in the men’s F46 category where two-time Paralympic gold-medallist Devendra Jhajharia finished fourth.In the same event, Rinku picked up a bronze medal to make it an India-dominated podium. The F46 category of disability covers upper limb deficiency, impaired muscle power or impaired range of movement.advertisementAlso read – Asian Para Games: Blind judoka Miftahul Jannah disqualified for refusing to remove hijabIndia also logged a bronze in the men’s 400m T13 category with Avnil Kumar claiming the third position. The T13 classification deals with visual impairment.In javelin throw, Gurjar notched up his silver with an effort of 61.33m in his fifth attempt. Gurjar trained for 22 days in Finland before the Games, an exercise that was backed by the Sports Authority of India (SAI).Rinku recorded a personal best of 60.92m for the bronze, while the gold went to Sri Lanka’s Dinesh Herath who smashed the Games as well as the Asian record with a throw of 61.84m.Also read – Asian Para Games 2018: Ekta Bhyan wins gold in women’s club throwHowever, it was disappointment for Jhajharia, a silver medal winner in the in the last Asian Para Games in Incheon.The veteran 37-year-old, a Khel Ratna awardee and the greatest Paralympian from India, produced his season’s best throw of 59.17m but finished well outside the medal bracket.In the men’s 400m race, Avnil Kumar clocked 52sec to fetch a bronze. The gold in this event was won by Iran’s Omid Zarifsanayei, who took 51.41sec to complete the race, while Thailand’s Songwut Lamsan. Kumar lost the silver to Lamsan by a fraction of a second.Also read – Asian Para Games 2018: Sandeep Chaudhary bags India’s first goldMedals tumbled in for India in other track-and-field events as well with Anandan Gunasekram claiming the men’s 400m silver in the T44, 62/64 classification, while Vinay Kumar settled for a bronze.In the T45/46/47 classification for men’s 400m, Sandeep Maan fetched a bronze medal.Jayanti Behera clinched the women’s 400m silver in the T45/46/47 classification.Both the classifications deal with the upper limb deficiencies and leg length difference.In the women’s 400m classification that deals with visual impairment (T12), Radha Venkatesh took the bronze medal.In swimming, India fetched a bronze with Swapnil Patil finishing third in the men’s 400m freestyle S10. The S10 category covers visual impairment.(With PTI inputs)last_img read more

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Take a 60-Second Trip to Sydney’s Iconic Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2018

first_img(Eds: Disclaimer: The following press release comes to you under an arrangement with PR Newswire. PTI takes no editorial responsibility for the same.)Drone Video Footage Now Available Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi Beach, SydneySYDNEY, Oct. 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Destination NSW has today released breathtaking aerial footage of Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi capturing the stunning outdoor sculpture exhibition on one of the world’s most iconic beaches, Bondi Beach, Sydney.To view the Multimedia News Release, please click: https://www.prnasia.com/mnr/sxs2018.shtmlSculpture by the Sea, Bondi, the world’s largest annual free-to-the-public outdoor sculpture exhibition, transforms part of Sydney’s coastline into a 2km long sculpture park and features over 100 sculptures by artists from Australia and across the world.As one of Sydney’s best attended (and photographed) events, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi attracts approximately 450,000 visitors over the course of 18 days and signals the beginning of summer in Sydney. It is on now until 4 November 2018.One highlight of the exhibition is a showcase of eight works by alumni from the leading Chinese art institution the Central Academy of Art (CAFA) in Beijing, including a 3m tall fleshy figure, Horizon by Mu Boyan, which sits on the south Bondi headland at Marks Park. The exhibition also features works from leading Australian sculptors Hossein Valamanesh, Ron Robertson-Swann OAM and Wendy Teakel.The video is available to download from the below links:Sculpture by the Sea Video — 60sec — CLICK HERESculpture by the Sea Images — CLICK HEREQuick Exhibition FactsadvertisementNumber of sculptures: 107Number of countries (incl. Australia): 21Number of Australian artists: 70 (3 from ACT, 37 from NSW, 1 from QLD, 2 from SA, 1 from TAS, 15 from VIC, 11 from WA)Number of International artists: 37 (1 Austria, 2 Canada, 8 China, 1 England, 1 France, 9 Japan, 3 New Zealand, 1 Norway, 1 Portugal, 2 Slovakia, 1 South Africa, 1 Spain, 1 Sweden, 1 Wales UK, 3 USA, 1 South Korea)The exhibition is in its 22nd yearit began in 1997, a one-day event showing 64 sculptures and produced by volunteers out of a lounge room for a total budget of $11,000 – 25,000 people attended.#ILoveSydneyAbout Destination NSWDestination NSW is the lead NSW Government agency for the State’s tourism and major events industry and is responsible for devising and implementing strategies to grow the State’s visitor economy. Our particular focus is driving tourism and acquiring and developing major sporting and cultural events for Sydney and regional NSW. In addition, Destination NSW is the major investor in Business Events Sydney with the aim of securing more international conventions, incentive travel reward programs, corporate events and exhibitions.Video – https://mma.prnewswire.com/media/773247/Sculpture_by_the_Sea_Video.mp4PWRPWRlast_img read more

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