Yoga injuries 3 times more in older participants than young

first_imgWashington, Nov 21 (PTI) The incidence of fracture and other yoga-related injuries in older participants is about three times higher than in the younger population, claims a new study.Researchers from University of Alabama at Birmingham in the US, studied data from the US National Electronic Injury Surveillance System compiled from 2001 and 2014.They found the overall rate of yoga-related injuries climbed to 17 per 1,00,000 participants in 2014, up from 10 per 1,00,000 in 2001.The injury rate for older participants was higher. Those 65 and older experienced an injury rate of 58 per 100,000.Individuals ages 45-64 saw an injury rate of 18 per 100,000, while those between 18-44 years of age had an injury rate of 12 per 100,000.Overall, the team found 29,590 yoga-related injuries during the study period. Nearly half were injuries to the trunk, and sprains or strains accounted for 45 per cent of all injuries.”Yoga injuries are relatively rare, and as you might expect, the incidence tends to rise with the age of the participant,” said Thomas Swain, researcher at University of Alabama at Birmingham.”We did find that the injury rate is increasing over time, which may be a reflection of the increase in popularity of yoga, leading to an increase in inexperienced participants who do not take the necessary precautions to avoid injury.” said Swain.”The incidence of fracture was highest in the older population, some three times higher than in the younger population,” he said.”For all injuries, the actual risk might be higher than our numbers show, as we surveyed results only from those who sought medical attention in an emergency department,” Swain added.advertisementAs with any sport or physical activity, it is important to be sure you are physically capable of the undertaking, said researchers.”Talk to your physician before taking up yoga, be cautious, and recognise your personal limitations, particularly if you are over 65,” Swain said.”Yoga is harder and more demanding than some people believe,” said Gerald McGwin, from University of Alabama at Birmingham.”You need a realistic view of your own abilities, and you need to understand that some poses might be too challenging and inappropriate. A qualified, certified yoga instructor can help you with that assessment and is essential to a safe experience,” said McGwin.The study was published in the Orthopedic Journal of Sports Medicine. PTI NKS SAR SARlast_img read more

Hazard vows not to force Real Madrid move

first_imgEden Hazard has refuted suggestions that he could look to leave Chelsea when the January transfer window opens.The Blues forward has long been linked with a switch to Real Madrid but, despite strong rumours he could make the move in the summer, he remained at Stamford Bridge.The Belgian has since reiterated it is his dream to sign for the Liga giants, leading to reports that he could even look to jump ship in the January window. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! But speaking to Telefoot, Hazard has insisted that will not happen and that he will not look to clash with the club in an attempt to force a move to the Santiago Bernabeu.He said: “Chelsea were clear with me [in the summer]. I couldn’t leave the club. I accepted it. Anyway… leaving or staying, I was going to be happy. I do not regret this decision at all.”When decisions are made [that you may not like] you can sulk and often you get the last word. But I will never look to clash with the club. Chelsea have given me a lot. I left Lille on good terms and I want to do the same thing here.”A transfer in January? It’s not possible.”Despite Hazard’s commitment to Chelsea for the 2018-19 campaign, his long-term future remains up in the air.The former Lille winger is under contract until 2020 and despite Chelsea’s attempts to tie him down to a new deal and make him the highest-paid player in the club’s history, there is no sign of the player putting pen to paper any time soon.Indeed, Hazard has gone as far as saying it would be a dream to play for Real Madrid, and Goal understands that those in Madrid, including some of the Champions League winners’ players, have responded favourably to those statements from the Belgian.GFX Hazard January TransferMaurizio Sarri does, however, remain confident he can keep Chelsea’s star man, insisting that the “immense” forward is staying put at Stamford Bridge.And Hazard spoke in positive terms about his new manager, adding to Telefoot: “I feel like I can shoot from anywhere and score. This season, we have more the ball. Sarri is different from Conte and Mourinho.”If you don’t have the ball for five minutes, he goes crazy. Am I the best player in the world? If the best player in the world is the one who scores the most goals, I’m not the best.”Hazard, 27, has been in sparkling form at the start of the 2018-19 season, scoring eight goals in all competitions to help Sarri’s Blues to second in the table, level on points with Manchester City and Liverpool.Madrid, meanwhile, have struggled under new manager Julen Lopetegui and find themselves in fourth place in the Liga table after four matches, while they’re on a run of four games without a win in all competitions.The goals have also dried up since Cristiano Ronaldo’s move to Juventus, with Madrid on their longest run without scoring a goal since 1985.last_img read more

Moto Z2 Play to launch in India on June 8, confirms Motorola teaser

first_imgMotorola announced Moto Z2 Play, the successor of last year’s Z Play, on June 2 in the US. Now that phone is coming to India. The Moto Z2 Play with four new Moto Mods will be launched in India June 8. Moto India on Sunday tweeted that the recently announced Moto Z2 Play would be up for pre-orders starting June 8. This is the successor of the last year’s Moto Z Play, and is much improved in terms of performance, camera, processor and more at least in terms of the specifications. Moto India on Sunday tweeted: “Bid Goodbye to a bulky phone & Say Hello to re-defined sleekness on the #MotoZ2Play!” To recall the new Moto Z2 Play is priced at $499 in the US. In India the smartphone will likely to be priced somewhere in between the Rs 25,000 and Rs 30,000. The smartphone can be pre-booked via the company’s official website. Visit this link to book yours. However, there are no words on when the device will be available to the consumers in actual shops or online retail stores. In terms of specifications, the Moto Z2 Play comes with a 5.5-inch full HD Super AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 on top. The device was announced in two storage options – 32GB and 64GB, both of which are expandable via a microSD card of up to 2TB.Bid Goodbye to a bulky phone & Say Hello to re-defined sleekness on the #MotoZ2Play!For pre-booking offers, visit: Moto India (@Moto_IND) June 4, 2017On the optics front, Z2 Play comes with a much improved camera set up and comes with a 12-megapixel primary camera and sport a 5-megapixel front facing camera coupled with LED flash. Further, the successor of last year’s Moto Z2 Play will run on Android 7.1.1 Nougat, and will be powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 626 processor clocked at 2.2GHz coupled with either 3GB or 4GB of RAM memory. Moto Z2 Play is backed by a 3,000mAh battery, which is expected to last for 30 hours on a single charge.Last week, Motorola also launched the Moto C in India. The smartphone manufacturer announced a new variant of the Moto C for the Indian market. Moto C in India comes with 4G VoLTE support, 1GB of RAM, 16GB storage. Now, the company is expected to announce the rumoured Moto E4 and E4 Plus on July 17. However, this is just a rumour, and the company is yet to announce the launch date of the devices. Ahead of the official launch, both Moto E4 and E4 Plus have been subjected to several leaks and rumours which reveal almost all the specs of the devices.Now, a new leak reveals the expected price of the Moto E4. If the new leak is to be believed, the upcoming Moto E4 will be priced at $205, which is roughly around Rs 13,190. However, as of now, this pricing information should be taken with a pinch of salt. But what is almost confirmed is that the upcoming Motorola phones, including the Moto E4, will fall under the mid-range category. A popular tipster — Ronald Quandt — a few days ago confirmed that the E4 would be launched on July 17. Other rumours on the web suggest that E4 Plus will be announced alongside the E4, so it is likely that E4 Plus can also be launched on July 17. Ronald also shared the specs sheet of the Moto E4.Also Read: Moto Z2 Play: Full specs, new Moto Mods, price and everything you need to knowAlso Read: Moto Z2 Play with Snapdragon 626, 4GB RAM launched with four new Moto Modslast_img read more

Malinga to face disciplinary inquiry

first_imgColombo, Jun 27 (PTI) Fast bowler Lasith Malinga will face a disciplinary inquiry from Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) over certain comments made by him against Sri Lankas Sports Minister Dayasiri Jayasekara. The Board has appointed a three-member panel, which includes the SLC secretary Mohan de Silva and CEO Ashley de Silva, to look into the matter, a release stated. Malinga, since his return from the Champions Trophy in London, had on two occasions acted in “contravention of the terms of agreement,” which specifically bar him from making any statements to the media without the prior approval of the SLCs Chief Executive Officer. After Sri Lankas exit from the Champions Trophy, Jayasekera publicly questioned the fitness levels of players, while insisting that the future selections would depend on the cricketers fitness. Sri Lankans were poor on the field, missing a number of catches during their matches in the Champions Trophy and Jayasekera attributed that to poor fitness. Subsequently Malinga publicly ridiculed the Sports Ministers knowledge of cricket, saying that catches are missed in any game. He further added that nobody had raised fitness issues when Sri Lanka defeated India during a league game. PTI Cor CM KHS CMlast_img read more

Robbie Williams uses coconut water masks to stay young

first_imgLondon, Jul 22 (PTI) Singer Robbie Williams has revealed that he uses fermented coconut water face masks to look young and fresh on tour.The 43-year-old singer is currently on his Heavy Entertainment Show Tour of Europe and has been pictured with a gleaming complexion.Williams shared his beauty secret in a new video blog entitled Vloggie Williams in which he addresses his fans whilst wearing one of the facial masks.”Being this beautiful doesnt come natural, theres a lot of hard work that goes into it. I put face masks on and I know they look super-weird and sort of like, Im coming to kill you, but the masks feel great on and your skin gets to hydrate.”If I still lived in Stoke-on-Trent then this could not happen,” he said.Williams said he is planning to change his look and is currently growing his hair after getting bored of the quiff he has sported for years, a style inspired by his musical hero Morrissey.”Im trying to grow my hair long because Ive done the Morrissey thing to death now, I was trying to emulate because Im in love with him a bit. Im in the awkward growth phase … Where it goes from short to long,” he added. PTI SHD SHDlast_img read more

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Cristiano Ronaldo arrives at court to testify on tax fraud charges

first_imgReal Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo, accused of evading 14.7 million euros ($17.3 million) in taxes, arrived at the Pozuelo de Alarcon court on Monday to testify.The 32-year-old Portuguese has denied all the allegations through his agents.If found guilty of hiding earnings from his image rights between 2011 and 2014, Ronaldo would face a large fine and a possible custodial sentence.Spanish courts have recently cracked down on tax evasion among leading footballers.Barcelona’s Lionel Messi was handed a 21-month prison sentence this year on similar charges, although he is unlikely to serve any time in jail because Spanish law states that a sentence of under two years can be served as probation.last_img read more

Honda showcases EV concepts at Tokyo Motor Show

first_imgJapanese auto major Honda Motor Co today showcased concepts of its electric vehicles, including Urban EV concept which would be the base for a new model to be launched in Europe first followed by Japan in 2020.The exhibits also include PCX Hybrid and PCX Electric which are currently under development based on its PCX scooter model.The company has not shared plans for launching models based on these concepts in India where the government has been pushing to go all-electric vehicles by 2030.”Last year we announced our intention to electrify two- thirds of global automobile sales by 2030 and we are evolving our products toward the realisation of this goal,” Honda Motor Co CEO Takahiro Hachigo said here at the Tokyo Motor Show 2017.Introducing the companys concept models, he said Hondas Urban EV concept will be a city commuter equipped with interactive communication functions.”We are planning to begin sales of a new model based on this Urban EV concept first in Europe and then in Japan in 2020,” Hachigo added.Honda also unveiled its Sports EV concept which is based on the same concept at the Urban EV concept.It also showcased an experimental motorcycle Honda Riding Assist e.”This motorcycle self-balances and mitigates the risk of a fall during low speed riding and stopping,” he said.One of the major attractions the company has at the auto show is Honda NeuV, an electric commuter vehicle concept.”The NeuV is equipped with artificial intelligence and automated driving technologies and makes judgements about the drivers state of stress based on facial expressions and/or tone of voice and provides assistance to driver to support safe driving,” Hachigo said.advertisementReiterating the role of hybrids towards eco-friendly mobility, he said, “We believe that plug-in hybrids will play a key role in this challenge and we therefore will introduce Clarity Plug-in hybrid, which we have already in North America this year, to the Japanese market in summer of 2018.”Earlier, a senior official of Hondas Indian had said that a proper policy and road map for electric mobility in India is required for companies to consider launching their global electric vehicles in the country.last_img read more

Odisha CM unveils logo & mascot of Hockey World Cup 2018

first_imgBhubaneswar, Nov 29 (PTI) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today unveiled the logo and mascot for the Hockey Mens World Cup 2018 at Kalinga Stadium here.”I feel privileged to have unveiled the logo of Hockey World Cup,” Patnaik said.Stating that Odisha is fast becoming a sporting destination of India, Patnaik said the state had successfully hosted the Asian Athletics Championships a few months ago.The Chief Minister also launched the countdown timer for the international event scheduled to be held here from November 28 to December 16, 2018.As many as 16 countries, including hosts India, will participate in the 14th edition of the Hockey World Cup.Patnaik also gave away cash awards worth Rs 76.75 lakh to 59 sportspersons from the state for their outstanding contributions in their respective sports.Hockey players Dipsan Tirkey, Amit Rohidas, Sunita Lakra, Deep Grace Ekka, Namita Toppo and Rashmita Minz were given cash prize of Rs 7.5 lakh each.Para athletes Jayanti Behera, Pramod Bhagat, Mohit Tandi also featured in the list. PTI AAM RG CMlast_img read more

Ashes 2017: England’s Barmy Army gets a little bit of local help in Adelaide

first_imgEngland’s Barmy Army of cricket fans had a little bit of local help this week in Adelaide as they tried, fruitlessly as it turned out in the end, to cheer their team to victory in the second Ashes Test.The rowdy but good-humoured camp followers have become a fixture on all England cricket tours over the last couple of decades but the tour of Australia is the one that attracts the biggest numbers.When a regular member of the Army band had to return to Britain for personal reasons, though, the call went out for a trumpet or saxophone player to replace him.Massive thanks to Dave The Sax for standing in at the last minute. Legend ??? England’s Barmy Army (@TheBarmyArmy) December 6, 2017Dave Zanchetta, as Australian as you like and from the nearby town of Port Elliott, answered the call and it was his saxophone that accompanied the songs of the travelling horde massed in the seating under the Adelaide Oval scoreboard.Zanchetta told Reuters he had been touched by the way the fans had marked the third anniversary of the death of Australian batsman Phillip Hughes at the first Test in Brisbane last week, when they chanted “There’s only one Phillip Hughes!”.”They’re a great bunch of guys and it’s been a fantastic, because cricket means so much to the guys,” Zanchetta said in a break from his playing after five days as an honorary Brit.advertisement”I was touched by their tribute to Phillip Hughes so it’s been an opportunity to thank them in my own special way.”The atmosphere on Tuesday night was electric as the fans, their throats loosened by plenty of fluid intake, drowned out the subdued home support with their singing and cheeky chants.Their peak moment came with a light-hearted taunting of Australian captain Steve Smith for bungling a couple of video review decisions and leaving his team without any for the final day.Zanchetta was not the only temporary member of the Army this week with three brothers from the Surrey town of Guildford also making a hit-and-run trip Down Under for the Adelaide Test.”We’re here in memory of our late father who died three years ago,” said Eddy Tipping as he soaked up the sunshine on the first cloud-free day of the Test, wearing a “DadAdelaide Ashes 2017″ shirt.”He was desperate to come to Adelaide and never made it. This is my first time here and I love it, though it could have been a bit warmer earlier in the week.”OH JONNY BAIRSTOW! England’s Barmy Army (@TheBarmyArmy) December 5, 2017Things were more subdued among the travelling fans on Wednesday afternoon after England lost two quick wickets on their way to a 120-run defeat.”The General” David Peacock, co-founder of an army he claims is 8,000 strong, remained upbeat as England slid towards defeat, at least taking heart from the team’s fighting performance in the second innings.”We’ll head to Perth for the third Test in great spirits,” he said. “Before that, the wine region beckons for many.”It’s not just about cricket.”WE ARE THE ARMY England’s Barmy Army (@TheBarmyArmy) December 5, 2017last_img read more

Belgians Boot Out Panathinaikos

first_imgATHENS – Panathinaikos was knocked out of the European Champions League soccer tournament on Aug. 5 after losing at home, 2-1, to a lightly-regarded Standard Liege side from Belgium.After a 0-0 tie in the first game in Belgium, Panathinaikos jumped out to a 1-0 lead after 10 minutes when the Liege team gave up an own goal by Dino Arslanagic.But the Belgians struck fast in the first half with goals from Yanis Mbombo in the 36th minute and Paul-Jose M’Poku in the 41st. Soccer doesn’t give the precise time of the score, only the general minute during which it was done.Panathinaikos hit the bar twice in the second half when all the scoring and most of the action happened. One of Greece’s two dominant powers, Panathinaikos has fared badly in the Champions League in recent years and now will be relegated to qualifying round of the second-rate Europa League tourney instead.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Pelicans Peck The Nets, 102-96

first_imgNEW ORLEANS — As Quincy Pondexter saw his 3-pointer go down with 49.9 seconds on the clock, he turned up court, allowed a slight smile and pounded his chest with the palm of his hand three times.The clutch basket as the shot clock wound down gave Pondexter a career-high 25 points and all but sealed New Orleans’ third straight victory, a 102-96 win over the Brooklyn Nets on Feb. 25. “That’s probably why a little emotion came out,” Pondexter said. “It was a dagger.”Tyreke Evans had 15 points and 11 assists for the Pelicans, who have for all practical purposes posted their past three victories without All-Star Anthony Davis.Davis sprained his right shoulder in the first quarter of New Orleans’ victory in Miami on Feb. 21 and has not suited up for either of the Pelicans past two games against Toronto and Brooklyn.New Orleans was also without two other top players: forward Ryan Anderson (sprained right knee) and point guard Jrue Holiday (lower right leg injury).“Missing Ryan, missing A.D., missing Jrue — those are great young players,” Pondexter said. “We’re in a playoff chase and I had to step up.”The victory left New Orleans two games behind Oklahoma City for the last playoff spot in the Western Conference.“I don’t think anyone in this locker room counts us out. We have a lot of heart,” Pondexter said. “We’re not going to lay down just because a couple guys get hurt.”Omer Asik had 12 points and 13 rebounds for New Orleans. Dante Cunningham added 13 points, Norris Cole 11 and Alexis Ajinca 10 for the Pelicans, who overcame 20 turnovers by shooting 51.4 percent.Cole credited Evans with using powerful drives to draw defenders, then finding open shooters.“It’s great when multiple guys are getting those looks. It creates the feeling of just good basketball,” Cole said. “With the turnovers we had, if we didn’t shoot that well, I’m not sure what it would look like this game. Good thing we knocked them in.”Joe Johnson scored 21 points and Thaddeus Young added 19 for Brooklyn, which lost for the first time in three games.Jarrett Jack, who had missed Brooklyn’s past two games with a sore left hamstring, scored 15 points against his former team. Brook Lopez also scored 15 for the Nets.“We played a solid performance,” Jack said. “They knocked down the necessary shots and we just couldn’t get stops down the stretch. … They have a lot of good shooters that can complement the pressure they put on the middle.”Brooklyn, which held a couple of two-point leads in the third quarter, outscored New Orleans 52-42 in the paint, 16-9 on second-chance points, and 16-12 on fast-break points.But New Orleans combined for 11 3s and outrebounded the Nets, 43-37.New Orleans was clinging to an 83-82 lead in the fourth quarter when Luke Babbitt’s 3 ignited a 10-0 run. Babbitt hit a second 3 during the surge, which ended with Evans’ reverse layup. The Nets could not get within five after that.“We played well,” Nets coach Lionel Hollins said. “Just not well enough.”(BRETT MARTEL, AP Sports Writer) TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

In 13, Mets Sweep Phils, 9-5

first_imgTweetPinShare0 Shares PHILADELPHIA — Daniel Murphy’s offense and defense helped the New York Mets remain on a roll.Murphy hit a go-ahead, two-run double in the 13th inning after making a spectacular defensive play to end the 10th, leading New York to its seventh straight victory, 9-5 over the Philadelphia Phillies on Aug. 27.Reliever Carlos Torres led off the 13th with a single to center, went to second on Curtis Granderson’s single to left and they both scored on Murphy’s opposite-field hit off Hector Neris (2-2). Helped by two errors by Neris, the Mets scored two more runs in the inning.“(Murphy) can stinkin’ hit, flat hit,” Mets Manager Terry Collins said. “When he’s swinging good, we’re dangerous.”Murphy’s defense also shined.He sent the game to the 11th with a tremendous defensive play. Jeff Francoeur’s hard liner deflected off Torres’ leg toward first base. Murphy made a diving stop before flipping a no-look toss toward the bag that was caught by a hustling Torres, who beat Francoeur by a half-step.“You’ll see it tonight if you turn on your TV,” Collins said. “It will be shown many times.”Murphy credited Torres for staying with the play. “I wasn’t sure who was going to be there, but I flipped it anyway,” he said.Torres said extending his leg and running to cover the bag were just natural reactions. “It just happened to hit my foot,” he said. “I’m happy (Murphy) stayed at home.”Torres (5-5) pitched 2 1-3 scoreless innings, allowing one hit and striking out one.Yoenis Cespedes, Kelly Johnson and Travis d’Arnaud homered for the Mets, who thrilled the large contingent of New York fans by sweeping the four-game series to give them nine straight wins over Philadelphia. New York remained 6 1-2 games ahead of Washington, a 4-2 winner over San Diego, in the NL East.“The signs were pointing for us to win this game,” Collins said.New York has averaged 10.4 runs during their winning streak. The Mets outscored the Phillies 40-21 the series.“I’m happy they’re leaving town,” Phillies interim manager Pete Mackanin said.Darin Ruf went deep for the Phillies, who have dropped 12-of-13 to the Mets this year and 29 of the last 36.The game took 4 hours, 32 minutes.Philadelphia had a chance to win it in the 12th, but third baseman David Wright made an excellent defensive play on Andres Blanco’s chopper with two outs and Cesar Hernandez coming home from third. Wright charged the ball, fielded it on a short hop and then gunned down Blanco to keep the Mets’ hopes alive.Five Mets relievers pitched seven scoreless innings.The Phillies scored five runs in the third to open the game’s scoring.Francoeur’s two-run single and Ruf’s opposite-field shot off Jonathon Niese highlighted the inning. Niese entered 5-0 with a 1.61 ERA in his last seven games against the Phillies, but he got a no-decision after allowing five runs and five hits in six innings.But the Mets came back with two runs in the fourth on d’Arnaud’s opposite-field drive before tying the game in the fifth on Cespedes’ two-run homer to right and Johnson’s solo shot to right.All three homers came off Aaron Harang, who gave up five runs and nine hits in six innings. Harang entered tied for the most losses in baseball with 14.(AARON BRACY)last_img read more

Padres Squelch The Mets, 5-3

first_imgSAN DIEGO — The shift helped keep Colin Rea’s no-hit bid going into the seventh inning, and then a shift cost the right-hander a chance at the San Diego Padres’ ever-elusive gem.Rea lost his no-hit bid with two outs in the seventh inning when Yoenis Cespedes singled the other way against a shift, and finished with eight-plus innings of three-hit ball as the Padres beat the New York Mets 5-3 on May 5.The Padres remain the only team in the major leagues without a no-hitter, failing to achieve the milestone in 7,519 games since 1969.“I love baseball, I love moments that haven’t happened before and I loved watching Colin chase it for as long as he got the opportunity to chase it tonight,” Manager Andy Green said.“It would have been great to go a little bit longer. Somebody should have just told me not to shift on Cespedes that time and we would have been better off.”Rea (3-1) had retired 19 straight batters until Cespedes grounded a single through the right side where the second baseman normally would have been. The no-hit bid was extended by the shift several times.“It was definitely in my head,” said Rea, who was making his 12th career start after making his big league debut last season. “You know the situation that’s going on. It’s fun out there. It was good to get a win, too.”Rea said he was so effective with his fastball because he was on the same page with catcher Derek Norris.“When it ended you just had to move on and get the next batter,” he said. “The shift came into play multiple times before that. It saved more hits than we gave up.”The Mets’ only base runner to that point was David Wright, who walked with one out in the first.Rea’s no-hit bid also was preserved when Jon Jay made a nice sliding catch of Curtis Granderson’s fly ball on the warning track in center for the final out of the third.Asked if he saw the shift and tried to push it the other way, Cespedes said: “No, in the two at-bats prior to me getting the hit to right field, my front shoulder was flying open so I adjusted to let the ball get deeper.“None of us were actually trying so much,” Cespedes said. “We were aware of what was going on and the job was just try to go to home plate as a team and get the job done to get a hit.”The Padres have had a handful of close calls but remain without a no-hitter.“I’m not sure what the odds are of all the years it hasn’t happened,” Green said. “You’d love to see it. I’m well aware of that and was willing to ride him as long as it took if he gave us the opportunity.”Manager Terry Collins said the Mets “hit some balls good again tonight. You know that’s part of the game. Jon made a tremendous play in center field on Grandy’s ball.”Asked if that was about as much shifting as he’s seen a team do, Collins said: “No. It’s part of the game today, I’ve seen it worse. I’ve seen teams do more.”Green let Rea go out for the ninth in an attempt to get his first complete game in 12 career starts, but pulled him after he allowed Granderson’s leadoff homer to center, his fifth. Brad Hand came on and walked David Wright before allowing Cespedes’ two-run homer with one out, his ninth.Fernando Rodney got the final two outs for seventh save. The 25-year-old Rea struck out five and walked one.Derek Norris finished a triple short of the cycle for the Padres. Rea got enough support from the Padres’ sometimes anemic offense, which jumped on Jacob deGrom (3-1).Wil Myers homered to straightaway center with one out in the first, his sixth. Rea hit an RBI single in the second and Alexei Ramirez had an RBI double in the third.DeGrom said he struggled locating his offspeed pitches.“I don’t even know how many hits I gave up when I had guys with two strikes and just couldn’t put them away,” he said. “Leaving the offspeed in the middle, give them a chance and then at times throwing it not even close to the zone so then it goes to 3-2, and there’s a pretty good chance there’s a fastball coming there so they end up getting a hit off that.”Logan Verrett came on to start the sixth for the Mets and surrendered Norris’ home run to left, his second. The Padres added another run on an error.DeGrom allowed three runs and eight hits in five innings, struck out two and walked one.(BERNIE WILSON, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Silicon Labs mesh networking modules streamline secure IoT product design

first_imgSilicon Labs has launched a new portfolio of highly integrated, secure Wireless Gecko modules that reduce development cost and complexity, making it easier to add robust mesh networking connectivity to a wide range of Internet of Things products. The new MGM210x and BGM210x Series 2 modules support leading mesh protocols (Zigbee, Thread and Bluetooth mesh), Bluetooth Low Energy and multiprotocol connectivity. They offer a one-stop wireless solution to improve mesh network performance for line-powered IoT systems ranging from smart LED lighting to home and industrial automation.Time to market is a key challenge and a potential competitive advantage for IoT product developers. Silicon Labs’ pre-certified xGM210x modules help reduce R&D cycles related to RF design and protocol optimization, allowing developers to focus on their end applications. Pre-certified for North America, Europe, Korea and Japan, the modules minimize the time, cost and risk factors related to global wireless certifications. xGM210x modules make it possible to accelerate time to market by several months.The new modules are based on Silicon Labs’ Wireless Gecko Series 2 platform featuring industry-leading RF performance, a powerful Arm Cortex-M33 processor, best-in-class software stacks, a dedicated security core and a +125 °C temperature rating suited for harsh environmental conditions. xGM210x modules are engineered to optimize the performance of resource-constrained IoT products without requiring functionality tradeoffs impacting communication reliability, product security or field upgradability. An integrated RF power amplifier also makes the modules ideal for long-range Bluetooth Low Energy applications requiring hundreds of meters of line-of-sight connectivity.The Series 2 module portfolio’s initial families include the industry’s first pre-certified wireless modules optimized for LED light bulbs and a versatile printed-circuit board (PCB) form-factor module designed to meet the needs of a broad range of ultra-small IoT product designs.xGM210L modules are designed to meet the unique performance, environmental, reliability and cost needs of smart LED lighting. The modules combine a custom form factor to ease mounting inside LED bulb housings, PCB trace antenna to maximize wireless range, high temperature ratings, extensive global regulatory certifications and low active power consumption, delivering the perfect wireless solution for cost-sensitive, high-volume smart LED lightbulbs.xGM210P modules feature a PCB form factor, integrated chip antenna and minimal clearance areas for mechanics, simplifying space-constrained IoT designs including smart lighting, HVAC, building and factory automation systems.xGM210x modules provide best-in-class features that enable developers to implement robust security in IoT products. Secure boot with root of trust and secure loader (RTSL) technology helps prevent malware injection and rollback to ensure authentic firmware execution and over-the-air (OTA) updates. A dedicated security core isolates the application processor and delivers fast, energy-efficient cryptographic operations with differential power analysis (DPA) countermeasures. A true random number generator (TRNG) compliant with NIST SP800-90 and AIS-31 strengthens device cryptography. A secure debug interface with lock/unlock allows authenticated access for enhanced failure analysis. The module’s Arm Cortex-M33 core integrates TrustZone technology, enabling system-wide hardware isolation for trusted software architectures.Developers can further accelerate time-to-market by taking advantage of Silicon Labs’ Simplicity Studio integrated development environment featuring comprehensive software stacks, application demos and mobile apps. Advanced software tools including a patented network analyzer and energy profiler help developers optimize the wireless performance and energy consumption of IoT applications.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules Continue Reading Previous Wind River: VxWorks Cert Edition IEC 62304 now compliant for medical device developmentNext Cadence tools certified for latest version of N6 and N5/N5P DRM and SPICE modelslast_img read more

BBC launches first Gujarati TV bulletin for India

first_imgBy Aditi Khanna London, Jul 16 (PTI) The BBC World Service today launched its first Gujarati language television news bulletin as part of an ongoing expansion drive in India. BBC Samachar will broadcast live five days a week from Delhi and will air on the broadcaster’s partner station GSTV at 8 pm local time. After the successful launch of BBC News Gujarati website last year, the news bulletin will help us broaden our audience base on TV. Audiences will now be able to watch the unique and incredible stories from the world, which will offer them a different perspective of what is happening within the region, said Ankur Jain, editor for the Gujarati service. The launch is part of a wider BBC World Service expansion, which has seen 12 new language services launched around the world over the last 12 months. Four new language services have been launched online in India Gujarati, Marathi, Punjabi and Telugu. BBC Samachar joins the Telugu TV bulletin BBC Prapancham and the nightly Hindi TV news bulletin BBC Duniya. The BBC said the Gujarati bulletin will bring insightful global and national stories to the Gujarati-speaking audience in India and around the world. Using touchscreen technology and digital content, BBC Samachar will provide the main issues of interest to young audiences and aim to stir conversations while being strongly rooted in the BBC’s principles of fairness and impartiality, the British broadcaster said. GSTV is extremely delighted about the partnership with BBC News Gujarati. This marks a new era in Gujarati journalism. GSTV is one of Gujarats most celebrated news channels and I am sure with this bulletin we will further cement our relationship with the audience, said Shreyans Shah, managing editor of GSTV.advertisement The expansion is part of what the BBC has described as significant investment in India, including an expanded news bureau in Delhi with two new TV studios. The Delhi bureau is the BBCs second-largest outside the UK, as is the TV and digital content production hub for the whole of South Asia. BBC Samachar, presented by Archana Pushpendra and Mihir Raval, will bring together the best of BBCs content produced globally and nationally, the broadcaster said. The bulletin will have Indian stories as well as international, and will also offer a mix of trending topics, sports, entertainment, business, health, education and womens interests. PTI AK KUNKUNlast_img read more

India vs England: Ravi Shastri reveals why India shortened their tour game

first_imgIndia are often regarded as ‘poor travellers’ but coach Ravi Shastri says his team is determined to shed the tag. Shastri added that Virat Kohli and co “want be the best travelling side in the world.”Shastri also said that the current unit does not believe in complaining and will not make tough conditions an excuse for its performances in what is expected to be a gruelling five-Test series against England.There were reports that Indian team management is not happy with pitch and outfield at the Essex county ground, the venue of their only warm-up game that was curtailed to three days owing to heat wave in England.”My philosophy is very simple (in) your country, I don’t ask questions. (In) my country, you don’t ask. I said (to groundsmen) leave it, and don’t take anything off,” Shastri said during a media conference on Wednesday.India’s preparations for England Test series thrown off gear”One thing, on this trip, you will never see this Indian team giving an excuse as regarding conditions or the pitch. Our challenge is to beat them. We take pride in performing wherever we go and we want to be the best travelling side in the world. The last person to complain will be this Indian team (sic), so I want to clarify this very clearly,” Shastri reiterated what has been a standard answer from the time he took over as head coach.Watch: Dhawan out first ball in tour match vs Essex, Pujara lasts 7 ballsadvertisementShastri dispelled any doubts about complaints regarding the pitch or the outfield, which is very rugged and bears only patches of grass.”There was good grass on that (pitch). The groundsmen asked if we wanted the grass to be taken off. I said ‘absolutely not’. (It is) your prerogative. You give (the wicket), we play, so when you come to my country you can never ask (about pitches).”Heatwave or ragged outfield: Why India shortened warm-up match vs EssexHe said that searing heat was a factor as far as ‘cricketing reasons’ are concerned, and the team wanted better preparation ahead of the first Test starting in Birmingham on August 1.”The game was reduced from four days to three because of the logistics and the weather prevailing. We had an opportunity to practice three days in Birmingham, which is the Test match venue.”If we had played four days here we would have lost that one day there because of travel. As simple as that because the prerogative whether to play a two-day, three-day or four-day game lies entirely with the travelling team,” Shastri explained.India vs England: Cannot let Ashwin fade away so quickly, says GangulyShastri said the decision to shorten the game was made during practice on Tuesday.”It was decided yesterday (during practice). We had a chat (with Essex authorities) and once they explained how they had sold tickets and everything. We were quite happy to play even a two-day game and use that one extra day for practice here. But they said tickets and all that, so we said okay, ‘we will play a three-day game’.”India in England: Virat Kohli’s men look for happy hunting groundsThe basic idea was to have a session at the Edgbaston on Sunday.”And travel on Saturday, to be able to practice on Sunday. The reason is to get to the Test match venue because it wouldn’t have served any purpose with an extra day here. An extra day there will give us more familiarity with the venue and the conditions where you are playing the first Test,” he signed off.(With PTI inputs)last_img read more

2018 Yamaha R15 V3.0 price increased

first_imgThe launch of the 155cc super sports motorcycle from the Japanese manufacturer in the Indian market garnered a lot of praises from the auto industry. The third version after the R15 and the R15 2.0, the V3.0 was launched at a price of Rs 1.25 lakh (ex-showroom). The price for the R15 V3.0 has now been hiked by Rs 2,000. Yamaha has not yet given any reason on as to why the prices where hiked, yet.Yamaha blew everyone off the stage with the latest iteration of its 150cc sports bike, the R15 with the version 3.0. The motorcycle had already been launched back in January 2017 in Indonesia with various first-in-segment features.The Indian version of the R15 v3.0 gets conventional front forks. The motorcycle also gets MRF rubbers as opposed to IRC ones seen on the international-spec motorcycle.The R15 v3 gets a revised engine when compared to the outgoing R15 v2. The new engine is a 155cc single-cylinder liquid cooled unit. The engine is fuel-injected and features Yamaha’s signature Variable Valve Actuation (VVA) system which belts out 19.3bhp and 14.7Nm of torque.VVA helps in giving the optimum torque delivery by adjusting the amount of valve opening across the rev range, coupled with a slipper clutch. This tech also helps in keeping the engine compact with a Single Overhead Cam (SOHC) instead of a Double Overhead Cam (DOHC).The design features of the Yamaha R15 V3 are inspired from the 2018 YZF-R1, the new R15 gets twin LED headlamps with an air vent in the middle. Yamaha has focused a lot on bringing the R15 up to speed with other rivals so as to give the least aerodynamic drag.advertisementYamaha has, however, decided not to go for major safety technology this time as well. The international spec gets ABS while the domestic variant does not, even as an option.The R15 v3 gets a full-LCD instrument console which gives vital data to the rider, USB charger, a VVA indicator and a shift light.The Yamaha R15 is available in two colors – Racing Blue, and Thunder Grey. The motorcycle is priced at Rs 1.27 lakh, ex-showroom.last_img read more

On this day in 2005, MS Dhoni scored his career-best 183 vs Sri Lanka

first_imgOn October 31 in 2005, MS Dhoni blasted his way to his career-best ODI score of 183 against Sri Lanka at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium in Jaipur.Dhoni had already announced his arrival when he hammered 148 off 123 balls against Pakistan in April 2005. That knock established Dhoni as a reliable batsman.However, what followed was a series of low scores until he struck two fifties in a tri-series in Zimbabwe to get back into rhythm.In the third ODI of the 7-match series, Sri Lanka posted a competitive 298/4 after electing to bat.India did not get an ideal start as Sachin Tendulkar departed in the first over leaving the hosts 7/1.Dhoni was promoted to bat at No.3 and after a watchful first 7 deliveries he faced, Dhoni unleashed the beast inside him to hit a six over cover off Chaminda Vaas to get India up and running.Throwback – On this day in 2005, @msdhoni notched his highest ODI score. KaBOOM all the way (@BCCI) October 31, 2018Dhoni and opener Virender Sehwag that took the attack back to the Sri Lankan bowlers to stitch together a 92-run stand before the opener was trapped leg before wicket by Muttiah Miralitharan.But that did not stop Dhoni from playing attacking cricket as he forged another 86-run stand with skipper Rahul Dravid.Dhoni then put on 65 runs with Yuvraj Singh before Venugopal Rao played second fiddle to take India home.Dhoni remained not out on 183 off 145 balls, hitting 15 fours and 10 sixes, as India reached the target with 23 balls and 6 wickets in hand.advertisementDhoni made his India debut under Sourav Ganguly in an ODI against Bangladesh at Chittagong in December 2004.Ganguly believed in giving chance to youngsters and he even gave up his batting positions to fit in a player. After a few poor performances, Dhoni was promoted to bat at No.3 and he proved his worth with a thunderous 148 against Pakistan and then a few months later blasted his way to 183 against Sri Lanka.Dhoni was later named as India captain for the inaugural World Twenty20 in 2007 in South Africa. He guided a young Indian side to the title after India defeated Pakistan by five runs in the final.Also read – MS Dhoni faces the biggest test of his career as World Cup looms closerAlmost four years later, Dhoni played one of the memorable knocks of his life scoring 91 not out off 78 balls as India created history by winning their second World Cup in 2011. Hosts India started the 2011 World Cup as favourites and suffered just one defeat as they set up a final date with Sri Lanka. An out-of-form Dhoni, who had scores of 31, 34, 19*, 12*, 22, 7 and 25, promoted himself ahead of an in-form Yuvraj Singh after India were reduced to 114 for 3 in 21.4 overs chasing a stiff 275 for victory.Dhoni had stitched together a match-winning 109-run partnership for the fourth wicket with Gautam Gambhir (97) and then was involved in an unbeaten 54-run stand with Yuvraj to guide India to their second World Cup triumph.In 2013, India started the ICC Champions Trophy as favourites in England in 2013. Dhoni guided his troops as India ended the tournament unbeaten.Also read – Believe it or not: MS Dhoni has been dropped. Here is why it happenedDhoni is the only captain in cricket’s rich history to win all the ICC trophies.Dhoni, who retired from Tests in December 2014, stepped down as captain of the limited-overs teams in January 2017.He has scored 10173 runs from 331 ODIs at an average of 50.11 with the help of 10 centuries and 67 fifties.Dhoni is going through one of the worst phases in his international cricket career at the moment and has struggled to put up 275 runs from 19 ODIs in 2018.last_img read more

Rathore fumes after Karnataka mantri flings sports kits at athletes

first_imgFirst biscuits, now sports kits: In less than three months, two different Karnataka ministers have been caught on camera flinging things at people — flood victims in the first case, athletes in the second.Today, ANI posted a short video showing RV Deshpande, the revenue minister, throwing sports kits at national, state and district-level athletes from a stage in Karwar. Here’s the clip.#WATCH Karnataka Revenue Minister RV Deshpande throws sports kits from a stage at national, state and district level athletes, in Karwar’s Haliyala. (31.10.18) (@ANI) November 1, 2018″Don’t be confused, that’s not a hooligan throwing things around,” said the BJP’s Karnataka unit.Don’t be confused, that’s not a hooligan throwing things around.This is Revenue minister Sri. R V Deshpande throwing sports kit at sportspersons. He seems to be inspired by Sri. HD Revanna. After all such uncivilised culture is a part & parcel of Congress party. BJP Karnataka (@BJP4Karnataka) October 31, 2018In Karnataka, the BJP is an opposition party; the Congress and the JD(S) run a coalition government.Deshpande “seems to be inspired by Shri HD Revanna,” the BJP said.It was Revanna, Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy’s brother, who drew severe criticism in August when he was filmed throwing biscuit packets in a relief camp in Hassan district.The video of Deshpande, meanwhile, got the attention of the Union Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports: Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore.”Absolutely unacceptable behavior! Mr Deshpande, please do not undermine the dignity of those athletes or your position,” he said.advertisementAbsolutely unacceptable behavior! Mr Deshpande, please do not undermine the dignity of those athletes or your position. Rathore (@Ra_THORe) November 1, 2018ALSO WATCH | Media houses must be self-regulatory: Rajyavardhan Rathorelast_img read more