Dharmendra Pradhan promotes Green Ride through cyclothon

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first_imgNew Delhi, Nov 5 (PTI) Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today participated in a 5-km cyclothon that saw participation from around 5,000 people, including actor Farhan Akhtar and sports personalities.The event, which was held to create awareness around promotion of green rides through cycles, was flagged off from Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.The promotion of cycling through this event is aimed at instilling socio-environmental consciousness among citizens towards the larger aim of conserving foreign exchange on fuel imports, an official statement said.Benefits of cycling are not only limited to protect environment or fuel conservation, but it also carries huge health and fitness dividends, Pradhan was quoted as saying in the statement.Stressing that conservation is a collective responsibility, he said it will be possible only when industries, individual citizens, organisations, oil companies and the government share the responsibility of petroleum conservation.Pradhan appealed to citizens to join in the movement for conserving the finite petroleum resources and urged them to work towards building a nation that is green, environmentally clean and pollution free.Based on the distance to be covered, the cyclothon featured four categories ? Elite (Men?45 km/women-27 km), Amateur (27 km), Open and the popular Green Ride.The winner in the Elite (Men) category was Satbir Singh, while T Manorama Devi won Elite Womens championship.The Cyclothon, under the banner of Saksham Pedal Delhi, was organised by Petroleum Conservation and Research Association (PCRA). Additional 76 such cyclothons are planned to be organised pan-India over the next two months. PTI SR SBTlast_img read more

Xiaomi Mi Max 3 rumoured to come with 7-inch bezel-less display, 5500mAh battery

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first_imgFor most smartphone manufacturers, 2017 has been all about bringing large edge-to-edge displays on a compact form factor. But in 2018, Xiaomi could be turning things up a notch as it looks to go with a massive 7-inch 18:9 display with the Mi Max 3. The successor to the 6.44-inch Mi Max 2 phablet is rumoured to sport a larger display as the company is expected to chop down the bezels further.Both the Mi Max and Mi Max 2 have been Xiaomi’s large screen phablet phones that have come with big bezels. But as we move towards a full-screen future, the company will likely reduce the bezels on the Mi Max 3 to make more room for a large 7-inch display. This won’t be surprising as the company is among the first to go bezel-less with the Mi Mix last year. It followed it up with the Mi Mix 2 earlier this year and most recently brought the bezel-less displays to budget Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus.The latest report about the upcoming Mi Max 3 phablet is that the smartphone will sport a huge 7-inch display. This may sound like Xiaomi is inching towards the tablet space rather than sticking to the phablet segment. However, rumours suggest Xiaomi will achieve the 7-inch display by keeping the same 6.44-inch footprint of the Mi Max and Mi Max 2 and reducing the bezels significantly for an 18:9 aspect ratio. The Mi Max 3 is set to be the largest Xiaomi smartphone next year.Also Read: Xiaomi Mi Max 2 review: The showstopperAdditionally, the Mi Max 3 is tipped to come in two SoC variants, one with Snapdragon 630 processor and one with Snapdragon 660 chipset. The same report also suggests a dual rear camera setup and a massive 5500mAh battery with support for Quick Charge 3.0. As the phone is expected to come with an 18:9 aspect ratio, one can expect it to sport a full HD+ (2160×1080) resolution as well. As there is still a few months to go before Xiaomi unveils the Mi Max 3, one should take these rumours with a pinch of salt.advertisementTo recall, the Mi Max 2 was launched in India in June this year priced at Rs 16,999. The phablet came with a 6.44-inch full HD (1920×1080) display and was powered by a Snapdragon 625 processor coupled with 4GB of RAM. Optics for the Mi MAX 2 included a 12-megapixel rear sensor with dual-LED flash and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.last_img read more

Fit Bits

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first_imgQ. What inspired you to do the 515-km Ultraman triathlon at 51 years old-and barefoot?I wanted to do a bigger challenge after Ironman. As for barefoot, I just do not wear shoes anyway.Q. What was the first step in training for the Ironman?The race required me to cycle 180 km,,Q. What inspired you to do the 515-km Ultraman triathlon at 51 years old-and barefoot?I wanted to do a bigger challenge after Ironman. As for barefoot, I just do not wear shoes anyway.Q. What was the first step in training for the Ironman?The race required me to cycle 180 km, and I had never sat on a cycle. Similarly in swimming, I had to regain the level of proficiency I had earlier. I had to prepare my body, but there was no special training: for me fitness has been an ever-evolving journey.Q. How have your food habits evolved after you decided to take up fitness seriously?There’s nothing I eat out of the ordinary. I eat a lot of dal and rice, with a lot of fruits and vegetables. That gives me everything I need for a low intensity, high endurance kind of sport.Q. Do you work out daily?I do not believe in exercise, you have to be constantly active. The reason one has to exercise is because most of us in urban areas have a sedentary lifestyle. I do not exercise every day. But I love to run, so whenever I get the time, I run.Q. You also started Pinkathon in 2012 to encourage women to run. Your biggest challenge?The idea was to encourage women to take out time for themselves-whether they run, walk, read a book, or do yoga. The biggest challenge was sponsorship: for the corporate world, women are not the decision makers in the family. Last year, though, we had almost 70,000 women participating and that got the interest of businesses.advertisementQ. Any tips for those who want to get fit in 2018? Just start. Wanting does not mean anything, unless you do it!last_img read more

Ivanka Trump’s dress for her dinner with PM Modi was absolutely regal

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first_imgAdvisor and daughter to the President of the United States, Ivanka Trump, is currently in Hyderabad to attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017. While her speeches and recognition of women entrepreneurs in India has been creating news since yesterday, it’s also essential to throw some light on Ivanka’s choice of attires as she went through the day, creating ripples.To start with, Ivanka was first spotted in Hyderabad wearing a black pant-suit, the jacket of which saw beautiful, pearl-white embellishments, making her first appearance a classy affair.For the actual summit on November 28, Ivanka was spotted wearing a disappointment of a green dress that looked like a modern version of a Japanese Kimono.Ivanka Trump’s third look, however–the one she sported during her royal dinner with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other delegates from the Global Entrepreneurship Summit–was an absolute delight for the eyes.Picture courtesy: Instagram/ivankaloversThe Trump scion wore an exquisite Tory Burch gown to Taj Falaknuma Palace last night. Besides the royal colour of the dress, what really pleased the eye was the outfit’s regal gold print and embellishments. While the gold did not pinch the eye, the subtle pink flowers tucked in between the print gave the dress a very feminine touch.Ivanka Trump (right) with Nirmala Sitharaman, Defence Minister of India. Picture courtesy: Instagram/for__a__changeIvanka tied her hair in a neat, centre-parted bun, and wore just a pair of simple, drop-pearl earrings to keep things classy.Picture courtesy: Twitter/@USAndIndiaHope you maintain this classy streak on Day 2 of the summit too, Ivanka!advertisementIvanka Trump with PM Modi at Taj Falaknuma Palace.last_img read more

Gatlin Doesn’t Make Short List

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first_imgMONACO — Facing a backlash over his doping past, American sprinter Justin Gatlin has failed to make the list of finalists for the IAAF world athlete of the year award.Gatlin, undefeated in the 100 and 200 meters this season, was among the original 10 nominees for the prize. But, after a two-week voting process, he was not among the three finalists announced Oct 17..Gatlin served a four-year ban after testing positive for testosterone in 2006. His nomination had angered some athletes and officials, with Olympic discus champion Robert Harting of Germany withdrawing from consideration for the award.The finalists are Qatari high jumper Mutaz Essa Barshim, Kenyan marathon runner Dennis Kipruto Kimetto and French pole vaulter Renaud Lavillenie.The women’s finalists are shot putter Valerie Adams of New Zealand, Ethiopian distance runner Genzebe Dibaba and Dutch sprinter Dafne Schippers.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Grizzlies Roar Past Nets, 95-86

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first_imgMEMPHIS, Tenn.— Memphis Grizzlies fans gave Lionel Hollins an enthusiastic standing ovation. The team even showed a video tribute to the coach.Then the current version of the team he once led to the Western Conference Finals jumped to an early lead and maintained a double-digit advantage through much of a 95-86 victory Feb. 10 over the his new squad, the Brooklyn Nets.“It was great,” Hollins said of the admiration. “I enjoyed it from a standpoint of the respect that they showed and the admiration for the work I’ve done here. But it was about trying to win a game.”That hope slipped away early as Memphis built an early lead and barely relinquished the double-digit advantage the rest of the night.Zach Randolph had 19 points to lead the Grizzlies, while Marc Gasol added 14 and 11 rebounds, part of six Grizzlies reaching double figures as Memphis won its 14th in the last 16.The Nets lost for the seventh time in their last 10.“We have some scoring lulls,” said Nets center Mason Plumlee. “If you don’t score, it doesn’t matter how good your defense is.”Plumlee and Alan Anderson each had 15 points for the Nets, with Plumlee also grabbing 14 rebounds. Jarrett Jack and Brook Lopez had 12 points apiece and Joe Johnson scored 11.The Nets tightened it up in the fourth quarter, but didn’t have enough to overtake Memphis, which led by as many as 22.“We fought back and gave ourselves a chance,” Plumlee said of cutting the lead to seven. “But we don’t have the firepower to get behind 20 points and come back.”The Nets never recovered from a poor-shooting first quarter. The Nets normally shoot well in the opening frame – at a clip just under 50 percent. But they were limited to 33 percent, leading to an early 19-point deficit.There were times Brooklyn made little runs at the deficit, but only when the Grizzlies became careless with big leads.“You kind of just hope they go away,” Memphis coach Dave Joerger said, “but we should know better than that with Lionel’s teams.”Brooklyn never got close enough to make Grizzlies fans feel threatened. “We somewhat kept getting it down to 10 or 11, but then finally cut it to nine or eight,” Johnson said. “We just couldn’t compete at the end.”Only a handful of Grizzlies remain with the team from the 2013 season when Memphis, with Hollins at the helm, made it to the Western Conference Finals and lost to the San Antonio Spurs. All expressed appreciation for the former coach, whose contract wasn’t renewed after that season after an ownership change.“I was surprised he didn’t cry with all the fans showing love,” said Tony Allen, who made all five of his shots for 12 points. “It was great to have him back in the building and just to see him in all those sharp suits he’s wearing.”(CLAY BAILEY)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Papadakis, Cizeron Ice Dance Champs

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first_imgTweetPinShare0 Shares SHANGHAI — Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron registered the first major surprise of the figure skating world championships, vaulting from fourth place to win the gold in ice dancing on March 26 with an expressive, passion-filled free dance performance.The young French duo — Papadakis is 19 and Cizeron 20 — have made remarkable progress since moving up to the senior level last year, winning the European Championships, two Grand Prix events and now the world title. Last year, they were only 13th at the world championships.“It is like a dream,” Cizeron said. “We cried when the scores came up and we saw our placement.”Skating to Mozart’s Concerto No. 23, Papadakis and Cizeron turned in an elegant performance that ended with Papadakis swinging with legs extended from Cizeron’s neck and then collapsing in his arms on the ice. They received four scores of perfect 10.00 from the judges.“It’s a big surprise to be here right now,” Papadakis said. “Our goal at the beginning of the season was to be top 10 (at the worlds) so it’s a big improvement.”American pair Madison Chock and Evan Bates took the silver medal, while the pre-tournament favorites, Canadian duo Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje, got the bronze.Defending champions Anna Cappellini and Luca Lanotte of Italy finished fourth.Weaver shook her head in disapproval when their scores came up on the screen. She and Poje had been undefeated in five international events this season and were looking to improve on their silver medal from last year’s worlds.“It just makes us hungrier to work even harder and peak at the right time and make sure the next four years are ours,” Weaver said. “We’ll come for revenge at (the season-ending) World Team Trophy.”The ice dancing competition lost some of its luster this year without American pair Meryl Davis and Charlie White, and Canadian duo Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, who have dominated the event over the past four years, splitting four world titles and two Olympic golds.Neither pair has competed since last year’s Sochi Olympics, but they also haven’t confirmed their retirements.(JUSTIN BERGMAN)last_img read more

International golf “stars” will shine at Costa Navarino!

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first_imgAthens, February 2, 2017. The final countdown for the 1st international golf tournament Messinia Pro-Am taking place in Costa Navarino has already begun! The Westin Resort Costa Navarino is ready to open again, welcoming the new tourism season and the top professional and amateur golfers globally! Within the last months, the interest of the teams for the tournament peaked. 6 remaining places are now open before the final completion of all the teams!Messinia Pro-Am 2017 is an occasion to highlight the hospitality element, for which Messinia is famous from the Homeric years! 30 teams, each consisting of one professional and three amateurs will compete on February 21-24, 2017 in the 1st Messinia Pro-Am for the first place! Among them many distinguished international professional athletes will play, such as the Dutch Ralph Miller (who recently won the PGA’s of Europe Individual Championship), the Portuguese Hugo Santos (3 times champion of the PGA Professional Championship of Europe), the Italian Emanuele Canonica (Champion of European Tour, 2005), the British, Graham Fox (No. 2 in the ranking of the PGA in Scotland), and the famous Italian Lorenzo Gagli (featured in the top 150 of the Official World Golf Ranking), as well as top Greek Pros including Adam Kritikos, Eugene Papadopoulos and Panos Karantzias!The Dunes Course (Messinia Pro-Am @ Costa Navarino)On Sunday, February 19, the teams will receive their participation bags and confirm their participation in the tournament’s registration office at House of Events, The Westin Resort Costa Navarino. On Monday, February 20 they will be able to have their first unofficial practice.Tuesday, February 21 is the first official practice day of each team, with the opportunity for athletes to work out in the two award-winning Costa Navarino golf courses. The tournament kicks off on Wednesday, February 22 with the 1st round being held at The Dunes Course. The 2nd round will be held on Thursday, February 23 at The Bay Course. The third and final round of the game will take place on Friday, February 24 at The Dunes Course, while the award ceremony of the tournament will take place at the end of day. The Messinia Pro-Am 2017 detailed schedule is available http://messiniaproam.costanavarino.com/event-info/schedule.htmlMessinia Pro-Am aims to promote golf tourism in Greece. The sponsors supporting this goal are the official airline partner AEGEAN, member of the global airline alliance, STAR ALLIANCE, the official sponsor, Loux, which is the largest Greek soft drinks and juices company and Vodafone, Poseidonia, MyTransfer and CU BOX that equally support the tournament as official sponsors.(Messinia Pro-Am @ Costa Navarino)The company J.VOURAKIS SONS EE, official supporter will craft the golfers’ prizes. METAXA, Kyvernitis Travel and ΤοmTom Sports are also official supporters.The contribution of the tournament helpers is particularly significant, as their benefits ensure the smooth running of the event. The Helpers include Kalamata Papadimitriou, the brands Stolichnaya and Fever-Tree, Predaris with the Cu Wrap brand and Dimiourgies.The 1st Messinia Pro Am is organized under the auspices of the PGAs of Europe, the PGA of Greece, the Hellenic Golf Federation and the Hellenic Olympic AcademyTweetPinShare5151 Shareslast_img read more

PAOK Didn’t Perform, But Managed to Get a 1-1 Result (Video)

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first_imgKIEV – PAOK didn’t win, didn’t perform particularly well, but did manage to get a 1-1 result out of their Kiev clash against FC Olimpik Donetsk.Qualification to the UEFA Europa League play-offs will be decided in the second leg. However the “Double-Headed Eagle” need to improve, even if it’s normal for them to be off-form in this stage of the season.The black-and-whites were not threatened by their rivals, but weren’t threatening either in the first half. PAOK’s only classic chance to score was a shot by José Ángel Crespo .However, it was FC Olimpik Donetsk who scored, Bilenkyi making the most of a set piece in the 49th minute. Two quick substitutions of Stanojević ( Diego Biseswar and Pedro Henrique coming off the bench) allowed PAOK to overcome the shock and become livelier in attack. The Brazilian winger equalized in the 59th minute with a splendid individual effort.Line-ups: FC Olimpik Donetsk: Makharadze, Lukyanchuk, Kravchenko, Shabanov, Nyemchaninov, Tsymbalyuk, Bohdanov, Khomutov (69’ Mikhalyov), Moha (64’ Mihunov), Shestakov, Bilenkyi (78’ Sondey)PΑΟΚ: Rey , Μatos, Varela , Crespo , Leovac , Cañas , Cimirot , Shakhov (55’ Biseswar ), Campos (55’ Henrique ), Μak (81’ Pelkas ), PrijovićSource: PAOKFC.grTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Giannis’ 24 Points, 17 Rebounds Not Enough for the Bucks

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first_imgDALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks’ first win in a couple weeks was quite a relief for Wesley Matthews and company.Matthews scored a season-high 22 points, and the Mavericks stopped a four-game slide with a 111-79 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday night.“It rejuvenates you,” Matthews said. “Everybody feels good. Aches don’t hurt as much, you just feel better about everything you’ve done. You don’t need moral victories, you’ve got the real one and you can actually see everything we’re trying to bring together.”Matthews also had eight assists while helping Dallas (3-14) to its first win since Nov. 7 at Washington. He had six of the Mavericks’ franchise record-tying 19 3-pointers.“We were playing basketball, and one of the hardest things to guard is random movement,” he said. “That’s when I’m at my best, when we’re just playing and stay in a rhythm.”J.J. Barea had 20 points for the Mavericks, and Harrison Barnes finished with 18. Yogi Ferrell had 16 points and Dwight Powell grabbed 13 rebounds.Milwaukee had won four in a row. Giannis Antetokounmpo had 24 points and 17 rebounds for the Bucks (8-7), and Khris Middleton added 23 points.Dallas Mavericks forward Harrison Barnes (40) defends as Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo (34), of Greece, moves to the basket in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)It was Milwaukee’s first loss since it acquired Eric Bledsoe in a trade with the Phoenix Suns on Nov. 7.“I think the ball was just stuck,” Bucks coach Jason Kidd said. “The ball got sticky and we were afraid to let go of it to a teammate.”The Mavericks never trailed after Matthews’ 3-pointer made it 22-20 with 3:07 left in the first quarter. Dallas went 19 for 38 from beyond the arc, including a shot clock-beating 3 from near midcourt by Barea that made it 88-64 in the fourth quarter.“I had to shoot that one,” Barea said. “You don’t see a lot of those.”Kidd said his team should have been ready for the 3-point barrage.“Coming into the game we had talked about how they are second in the league in attempts,” Kidd said. “They just haven’t made them. But tonight they made up for all those misses.”Milwaukee went 6 of 25 from 3-point range.TERRY RETURNSJason Terry played the final couple minutes for Milwaukee and got a standing ovation from the crowd. The 40-year-old Terry played for Dallas from 2004 to 2012 and helped the Mavs win the NBA title in 2011.Terry scored on his only field-goal attempt, leading to a large roar from the crowd.“I knew he was gonna score,” Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said. “I was gonna clap, I wasn’t sure how appropriate that was. You know how I feel about him, that’s one of the reasons we’re all wearing rings here.”Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34), of Greece, attempts a shot after getting past Dallas Mavericks’ Wesley Matthews, bottom, in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)TIP-INSBucks: C John Henson went 3 for 10 at the free-throw line. … Kidd had two stints in Dallas as a player and averaged 10.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 8.4 assists in 500 career games with the Mavericks. … The Bucks host the Mavericks on Dec. 8.Mavericks: C Nerlens Noel only played three minutes. Noel played six minutes in Friday night’s 111-87 loss to Minnesota and has been replaced in the rotation by Salah Mejri. … Dallas still leads the NBA with 14 losses this season.UP NEXTBucks: Host the Washington Wizards on Monday.Mavericks: Host the Boston Celtics on Monday.SEAN SHAPIRO, Associated PressTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Argentina Draws with Paraguay 1-1 in Copa America

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first_imgBELO HORIZONTE, Brazil — Argentina couldn’t manage more than a 1-1 draw against Paraguay in the Copa America on Wednesday, staying last in its group and facing an early elimination in the South American competition.Derlis Gonzalez opened the scoring for Paraguay in the 37th minute at the Mineirao Stadium and Lionel Messi leveled it from the penalty spot in the 57th.Gonzalez missed a penalty kick shortly after Messi’s equalizer, with goalkeeper Franco Armani stopping his shot from the spot.Colombia leads Group B with six points and is already through to the knockout stage thanks to a late 1-0 win over guest Qatar earlier Wednesday. Paraguay is second with two points, and Argentina and Qatar have one.Argentina trails Qatar on the tiebreakers.In the last round on Sunday, Colombia faces Paraguay and Argentina plays Qatar.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

ams: image sensor provides 12-bit output in 14Mpixel resolution

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first_img Continue Reading Previous FRAMOS launches Embedded Vision Ecosystem of sensor modules and adaptersNext OSS acquires Bressner Technology ams introduced a new global shutter image sensor for machine vision and Automated Optical Inspection  equipment which offers better image quality and higher throughput than any previous device that supports the 1” optical format. The new CSG14k image sensor features a 3840 x 3584 pixel array, giving 14Mpixel resolution at a frame rate considerably higher than any comparable device on the market offers today. The CSG14k’s 12-bit output provides sufficient dynamic range to handle wide variations in lighting conditions and subjects. The sensor’s global shutter with true CDS (Correlated Double Sampling) produces high-quality images of fast-moving objects free of motion artefacts.The high performance and resolution of the CSG14k are the result of innovations in the design of the sensor’s 3.2µm x 3.2µm pixels. The new pixel design is 66% smaller than the pixel in the previous generation of 10-bit ams image sensors, while offering a 12-bit output and markedly lower noise. The superior image quality and speed of the CSG14k provide important advantages in high-throughput production settings, allowing machine vision equipment to take a more detailed and accurate picture of objects moving along the production line at higher speed. The sensor is suitable for use in applications such as Automated Optical Inspection (AOI), sorting equipment, laser triangulation and other measurement instruments, and robotics.The CSG14k offers various configuration settings which enable the operation of the sensor to be tuned for specific application requirements. Configuration options include low-power modes at reduced frame rate, and optimizations for low noise and high dynamic range. The device has a sub-LVDS output interface which is compatible with the existing CMV family of image sensors from ams. The CSG14k is housed in a 218-pin, 22 x 20 x 3mm LGA package which is compatible with the 1” lenses widely used in small form factor camera designs.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components last_img read more

Cadence and UMC collaborate on certification of analog/mixed-signal flow for 28HPC+ process

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first_imgCertification enables customers to leverage the integrated, comprehensive AMS solution to facilitate accelerated designs on UMC’s most ad Cadence analog/mixed-signal IC design flow has achieved certification for UMC’s 28HPC+ process technology. With this certification, mutual Cadence and UMC customers have access to a comprehensive AMS solution for designing automotive, industrial internet of things and artificial intelligence chips using 28HPC+ technology. The complete AMS flow, based on UMC’s Foundry Design Kit, includes an actual demonstration circuit with a highly automated circuit design, layout, signoff and verification flow that enables more seamless design on 28HPC+.The Cadence AMS flow incorporates the proven custom/analog, digital and verification platforms, and supports the broader Cadence Intelligent System Design strategy, accelerating SoC design excellence. The AMS flow features integrated standard cell digital capabilities that are well suited for digitally assisted analog designs, and is an ideal solution for customers developing automotive, industrial IoT and AI applications using the 28HPC+ technology.The complete, certified AMS flow includes the Virtuoso Analog Design Environment (ADE), Virtuoso Schematic Editor, Virtuoso Layout Suite, Virtuoso Space-Based Router, Spectre Accelerated Parallel Simulator (APS), Spectre AMS Designer with integrated Xcelium Parallel Logic Simulation, Voltus-Fi Custom Power Integrity Solution, Innovus Implementation System, Quantus Extraction Solution and Physical Verification System (PVS). The flow provides the following:•            Front-end design: Provides corner, statistical and reliability simulation; circuit and device checks; and analog and mixed-signal simulation and verification management.•            Custom layout design: Offers an advanced, electromigration and parasitic-aware environment that includes schematic-driven layout and module generation, wire-editor and pin-to-trunk routing, symbolic placement, electrically aware design and voltage-dependent rules.•            Post-layout parasitic simulation and electromigration and IR drop (EM-IR) analysis and integrated signoff: Includes parasitic extraction, DRC, and layout versus schematic (LVS) checks.•            Mixed-Signal OpenAccess: Enables full interoperability between the Virtuoso and Innovus platforms operating on a single OpenAccess design database, enabling mixed-signal designers to seamlessly perform digital block implementation using Innovus tools directly from within the Virtuoso cockpit.UMC’s production-ready 28HPC+ process utilizes a high-performance High-k/Metal Gate stack to support broad device options for increased flexibility and performance requirements, targeting a wide range of products such as application processors, cellular basebands, Wi-Fi, DTV/STB, mmWave, etc. The High-k-/metal gate stack and abundant options for core device Vt, various memory bit-cells and under drive/overdrive I/O capabilities help SoC designers realize unmatched cost, performance and battery life.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components Continue Reading Previous Using auto-zero calibration to ensure pressure-sensor accuracyNext Cervoz: rugged military grade SSD for mission critical applicationslast_img read more

‘In the end, Germany somehow win’: Twitter hails Toni Kroos winner

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first_imgToni Kroos scored a belter in the dying moments of the match against Sweden to give Germany a huge win in the 2018 FIFA World Cup on Saturday.Germany were on the brink of making their lives supremely difficult at the World Cup ahead of their final group match with scores tied 1-1.However, Kroos, who was massively at fault in the Swedish goal, redeemed himself with a brilliant curler in the top corner towards the far post and gave Germany a lifeline in the tournament.Germany had lost their first match to Mexico 1-0 and a draw against Sweden would have meant big problems for them ahead of their final group match against Korea Republic.2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: FULL COVERAGEIf Germany make an exit from the World Cup from the group itself, this would be their worst performance at this stage of world football since 1938.Kroos had different ideas in his head though.Also read – World Cup 2018: Germany repeat history after 20 years to escape early exitIn the final minute of the stoppage time, Sweden substitute Jimmy Durmaz brought down Kroos right at the edge of the box.FIFA WORLD CUP: FIXTURES | POINTS TABLEThe German stood up to take the free kick with Marco Reus standing in front of him.As the referee blew the whistle, Kroos kicked the ball towards Reus who stopped it for Kroos to take a shot. The latter then unleashed a magnificent curling strike to hand Germany the victory.When you bag a stoppage-time stunner at the #WorldCup @ToniKroosTV listings https://t.co/xliHcxWvEOHighlights https://t.co/LOdKDX2Cwn pic.twitter.com/3WEnY29nGzadvertisementFIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) June 23, 2018The strike at 94.42 minutes was Germany’s latest ever World Cup goal during normal time.The entire German team and the fans went into a frenzy while the Swedish supporters cut a contrasting demeanour.Also read – World Cup 2018: Boateng gets red card after aggressive tactics vs SwedenEarlier, Ola Toivonen scored in the 32nd minute of the match to leave Germany trailing 1-0 at half time.MATCH REPORT | HIGHLIGHTS | PHOTOSPost the break, as Germany took more control of the ball, Reus equalised in the 48th minute, meeting a low cross from Timo Werner.Thereafter, apart from a few chances, Sweden mostly played in their half while Germany had better and more chances — something that eventually paid off.Also read – World Cup: Joachim Loew lauds Germany’s spirit after 2-1 win vs SwedenIndian batsman Rohit Sharma, who has been following the World Cup closely as a Spanish supporter, took to Twitter to appreciate the magnificent display from Kroos.Great composure under pressure by the Deutschland. Brave finish by @ToniKroos #MadridistaRohit Sharma (@ImRo45) June 23, 2018Former English striker Gary Lineker also expressed his surprise at the German win and took note of their resolve.Football is a simple game, 22 men chase the ball for 82 minutes and the Germans get a player sent off so 21 men chase the ball for 13 minutes and at the end the Germans somehow fucking win.Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) June 23, 2018A game takes 90 minutes …. sometimes a bit longer @DFB_Team #GERSWE #ZSMMN #DieMannschaft #WM2018Michael Ballack (@Ballack) June 23, 2018yeeeeeeesss!!! @DFB_TeamNico Rosberg (@nico_rosberg) June 23, 2018What a player @ToniKroos the most beautiful and important goal #GermaniaSvezia @FIFAWorldCupFranco Baresi (@FBaresi) June 23, 2018I love you @ToniKroos xRobbie Williams (@robbiewilliams) June 23, 2018Pheeewww…! So important! Now were in the tournament …never write us off #WM2018 #GERSWE #DieMannschaft #SK6 @dfb_team pic.twitter.com/0EhFhQRHfISami Khedira (@SamiKhedira) June 23, 2018First win at the #WorldCup18 what a goal of @ToniKroos #GermanyvsSweden #diemannschaft #esmuellert #GERSWE #DFB_Team pic.twitter.com/Sn088bz2HtThomas Müller (@esmuellert_) June 24, 2018last_img read more

Bring on Brazil: World Cup fever grips disbelieving Russia

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first_img\R Moscow, Jul 2 (AFP) Russian fans danced in the streets of Kaliningrad on the Baltic and kissed strangers in Vladivostok in the Far East after their team defied all expectations to reach the World Cup quarter-finals. In the Black Sea resort of Sochi, thousands of fans with Russian flags draped around their shoulders watched a giant screen transfixed and cars in central Moscow honked from dusk till dawn. A mixture of disbelief and jubilation is gripping the host nation after their team pulled off one of the biggest World Cup upsets in recent memory, sending 2010 champions Spain packing after a penalty shootout decided their last-16 tie. “It’s great. Unbelievable. We are champions,” 27-year old Muscovite Anna Glazkova said after Sunday’s match. We believe we will now be in the final with Brazil.” The penalty shootout turned goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev into a national hero after a backs-to-the-wall performance in which they had just over a quarter of possession. “What is there to hide, we were hoping for penalties,” Akinfeev admitted to reporters. It is the type of honesty that is endearing this rag-tag team of journeymen to a nation unused to celebrating its football team. Russia is at heart an ice hockey country in which the beautiful game is played — but not necessarily very well. The chant often filling Russian stadiums during matches is “shai-bu!” — the word for “hockey puck” — a teasing reminder to the footballers that their hockey counterparts know how to score. But the roar of the 80,000-crowd packed into Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium — the same word echoing in bars and metro stations and shouted in Komsomolsk-on-Amur 6,000 kilometres (3,800 miles) to the east — was “Ro-ssi-ya!” over and over again.advertisement “Hurray!” Russian cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev tweeted from the International Space Station after watching the match streamed live on a floating laptop. “I always knew we could do it,” a shaman from Siberia told the national Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper. – Writing history -===================Coach Stanislav Cherchesov had already made history by leading Russia out of the group for the first time since the Soviet era.Many feared the worst when the hosts entered the tournament as the lowest-ranked team and without a win in eight months. But Russia thumped Saudi Arabia and Egypt by a combined 8-1 margin in the first two games. They played attacking football. They looked like they belonged. A 3-0 defeat in their final group match to Uruguay dampened spirits and set the scene for Sunday’s nervy clash against a Spain side that had not lost in two years — a run of 23 games. The match added with the Sport Express daily running just one word across its front page: “HURAAAAAAAY!” Cherchesov has now written another page of history, becoming just the second Soviet or Russian coach to win in the knockout stage of a World Cup. The Soviets beat Hungary in 1966 end went on to finish fourth in England but their last appearance in the quarter-finals came in 1970. Their next one comes on Saturday when they play Croatia in Sochi’s Fisht Stadium — home of the 2014 Winter Olympics. Russia are now just two wins away from being in the final and playing for the right to lift the trophy in front of President Vladimir Putin at the Luzhniki on July 15.The sports-mad Russian leader stayed away from the stadium on Sunday because of what the Kremlin said was a busy schedule. Many on social media speculated it was because most expected Russia to lose. But their next opponents, Croatia, led by graceful midfielder Luka Modric, looked vulnerable before beating Denmark in their own shootout drama in Nizhny Novgorod. If they win that match, Russia could potentially play England in the semi-finals and then realise Muscovite Glazkova’s dream of going up against five-time champions Brazil with the trophy at stake. (AFP) ATKATKlast_img read more

IOA chief defends football’s exclusion, says no pace for “also rans”

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first_imgNew Delhi, July 5 (PTI) Indian Olympic Association (IOA) president Narinder Batra today defended football’s exclusion from the Asian Games contingent and justified the decision of including lesser known sports like pencak silat, saying they are potential medal winners and there is no place for “also rans” in the squad. “It is not that we personally like those sports and have included them. They have been winning medals and are expected to win at the Asian Games too. There were another 5-6 lesser known sports besides pencak silat but we did not include them because they were not potential medal winners,” Batra told PTI today. Men and women football teams will not be travelling because they are “unlikely” to win medals while a 22-member pencak silat squad (an Indonesian form of martial arts) will represent India at the August 18-September 2 Games in Jakarta and Palembang. India had won two silver and five bronze medals at the Asian pencak silat championships in 2016. India will also be competing in lesser known disciplines like sambo (6 members), soft tennis (10) and kurash (14). “You have to be at a certain level now. You cannot go there to finish as also rans. You need to be visible. You have to earn your place in the contingent. Those days when these things were overlooked are gone. “There has been criticism (about excluding football) but we are not bothered about that. These not so popular sports will win India medals and that is what matters. Sports have been cleared with a clear intention that they would be performing. They will not be finishing last,” added Batra, who is also heading the international hockey federation FIH.advertisementFootball teams were ignored because they are not ranked in the top-8 in Asia. The All India Football Federation had called the IOA’s decision a myopic one.Earlier this week, India announced a 524-member contingent for the continental Games comprising 277 men and 247 women. India finished eighth at the Incheon Asian Games four years ago with 57 medals including 11 gold, 10 silver and 36 bronze. PTI BS PM PM PMlast_img read more

BCCI’s stand on cooling off period has been vindicated: Amitabh Chaudhary

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first_imgThe Supreme Court’s observations, dismissing the need for a cooling off period for BCCI office-bearers, came as a ray of hope today for the embattled body, which said its position against the contentious Lodha committee reform stands vindicated.”The Honourable judges heard our plea and made observations which has filled us with positivity. I feel now our (him and treasurer Aniruddh Chaudhry’s) position is vindicated,” BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Chaudhary told PTI.His comments came in the wake of the Supreme Court’s observation that cooling off period does not seem necessary if the office-bearer is contesting for a different position.”What is the need of cooling off period when a person is not contesting for the same post?” asked CJI Dipak Misra.”The Lodha panel suggestion was that there should be a cooling off period between two consecutive terms for an office-bearer. After a tenure in a particular post of BCCI, the office-bearer may contest for some another post. There is no need for a cooling off period in between,” observed Justice D Y Chandrachud.It was acting secretary Amitabh and treasurer Aniruddh Chaudhry, who had worked alongside member units, to raise the objectionable clauses in Lodha Reforms, taking inputs from them.”We have to wait for the final order but I think there is a ray of hope for us that things will be in order. The Honourable court heard all our arguments on the objectionable clauses and we are grateful for that,” Chaudhary said.Asked whether the clause on cooling off period and the age-cap of 70 years would be done away with, Chaudhary, who has of late been at loggerheads with the Committee of Administrators, sarcastically said: “Why don’t you ask the COA as to what they think about today’s observations?”advertisementIn the draft constitution submitted to the court, the eligibility for becoming a national selector has been set at 20 first-class matches.If accepted, it would mean Jatin Paranjpe and Gagan Khoda, who were removed from the senior selection panel, might come back. They had been removed for not being Test cricketersJatin and Gagan have been paid their salary without any work as selectors can only be removed at the AGM.In case the whole panel is removed at the AGM, they won’t make a comeback.last_img read more

Belgium fans welcome Red Devils back home after 3rd place finish in World Cup

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first_imgEden Hazard and the Belgian football team are enjoying the hero’s welcome they have received in their country after their best-ever World Cup showing in Russia.Belgium defeated England 2-0 in the third place playoff to win the bronze medal and achieved heights that no team from Belgium before them had.Belgium looked a very solid, creative and flexible unit throughout the tournament. It was just that one moment from France’s Samuel Umtiti that helped France edge them out in the semi-finals.Experts believed this team being Belgium’s ‘golden generation’ must show themselves up in Russia and they did.2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: FULL COVERAGEBack home now, the team are revelling under the immense amount of love and support they are receiving.In a couple of videos posted by Hazard, he is absolute bathing in his and the team’s success and the fans are leaving no stone unturned to let the players know how proud they are of them.Also read – FIFA World Cup 2018: Full list of prize winnersIn a video, fans can be seen singing “Eden Hazard.. Eden Hazard” and the Chelsea superstar is absolutely loving it. He can be seen singing along with the fans and appreciating the love in his post with the caption “What a welcome home, I love our fans!”In another video, Hazard has returned to his where it all began, his home town Braine-le-Comte, along with some of his teammates and the fans have turned up in huge numbers to show their love.advertisementBelgium team returned to Brussels on Sunday and were greeted by tens of thousands of enthusiastic flag waving fans, some climbing street signs and traffic lights to catch a glimpse of the players who rode in on open-top buses along the streets of central Brussels, before heading to the city’s picturesque Grand Place square.Also read -Belgium end 2018 FIFA World Cup with best-ever finish After being treated to some fries, Belgium’s national delicacy, at Brussels town hall, the team moved to the balcony overlooking the sun-drenched renaissance square, where a crowd of thousands had been waiting since the early morning, clad in the country’s tricolour flags. “When we were in Russia, we received many messages that you believed this team would make history. I hope we made you proud. We showed the world that we are Belgium,” Belgium manager Roberto Martinez told the crowd.Also read – Belgium have exceeded expectation, says ‘satisfied’ coach MartinezSome of Belgium’s key players will now have difficult decisions to make about where they play their club football next season.Playmaker Eden Hazard, currently at Chelsea, has been linked with a move to Real Madrid and burnished his already lofty reputation with several strong performances in Russia with three goals and two assists in the tournament.After scoring the second goal in Belgium’s 2-0 win over England on Saturday, Hazard said he was considering leaving Chelsea.Also read – Belgium sign off from World Cup 2018 in style: Key statsIn what could be another blow for the Stamford Bridge club, keeper Thibaut Courtois, who kept Belgium in the World Cup with a series of dramatic saves against Brazil in the quarter-finals, is also reported to be on Real’s radar.”Wherever I go, Hazard has to come. We won’t let each other go no more. Oh well, we shall see. Holidays first, then I’ll think about it with my people,” Courtois told Belgian daily Het Laatste Nieuws.Also read – FIFA World Cup 2018: Belgium outclass England 2-0 to finish 3rdMidfielder Nacer Chadli could also be set to leave West Bromwich Albion, who were relegated from the Premier League last season, amid rumoured interest from Turkish side Besiktas and French club Olympique Lyonnais.By scoring 16 goals in seven games, Belgium also forced an electronics retailer to refund the purchase price of flat screen televisions for thousands of customers.The retailer had launched a promotion before the World Cup promising to pay out if Belgium scored more than 15 goals.(With Reuters inputs)advertisementlast_img read more

R Ashwin to stay back for county cricket after England vs India Tests

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first_imgIndia off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin will not return to India even after the completion of the Test series between India and England as he has signed up for Worcestershire.After the conclusion of the Tests, Ashwin will stay back in England to take part in the final two rounds of County Championship for Worcestershire.Worcestershire’s final two English County Championship matches will be against against Essex at Chelmsford and Yorkshire at Blackfinch New Road.Ashwin, who has already had a stint in Worcestershire, will replace Wayne Parnell as the county’s overseas player, according to a statement issued by the county side.Ashwin made a massive impact on and off the field after being signed for the final four Championship matches last summer, helping the county to gain promotion to Division One.He picked up 20 wickets, including two five-wicket hauls and also made crucial runs with the bat batting at number six and averaged 42.Worcestershire have been trying for many months to re-sign Ashwin and have received the green light from the BCCI.Worcestershire CEO Matt Rawnsley, who has played a major role in the negotiations, said: “We are delighted to have Ashwin coming back for what could be a key part of the season.”He is one of the best spinners in world cricket and the influence he had here last season cannot be underestimated.”The lads all speak so highly of him, the impact he had on the field and the way he slotted in so well off the pitch and he was willing to offer advice to our young spinners like Ben Twohig,” Worcestershire CEO added.advertisementHead coach Kevin Sharp echoed Rawnsley’s sentiments and said: “Ashwin is world class and he loved it at Worcestershire.”Conversations have been ongoing about him coming back and I’m sure he will be a great fillip for us. He had a massive input for us on and off the field last summer in helping us gain promotion and he is a high class individual.”(With PTI inputs)last_img read more

Govt approves Kho Kho team’s participation in 1st International Championship

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first_imgNew Delhi, Aug 31 (PTI) The Sports Ministry today approved the participation of a Kho Kho team from India in the first International Kho Kho Championships to be held in England from September 1 to 4. The approval means the government will extend financial support to the squad. “Financial support for participation of the Kho Kho team in an international event has been approved for the first time in relaxation of extant guidelines of the Ministry, which lay down that sports disciplines like Kho Kho, which are categorised as ‘Others’, will not be eligible for financial support for participation in international sporting events,” Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore said in a statement. The statement said that the decision to provide financial support to the Kho Kho Federation of India for participation in the first International Kho Kho Championship has been taken with a view to give boost to the traditional Indian sport and its players. It also added that the support will pave the way for Kho Kho’s future mainstreaming at the international level as well as its possible inclusion in multidisciplinary sporting events like the Asian Games, Commonwealth Games and the Olympics. PTI SSCSSClast_img read more