Studying abroad: About the difference in UK and US college interviews

first_imgFirst of all, let’s answer the two most common questions: what is acollege interview, and why does it matter? Many schools in the UnitedStates, the United Kingdom, and certain other places to which you mightbe applying to study abroad include an interview as part of theadmission process. The goal of the interview can depend on the school,but there are some general similarities.Interview process in US collegesLet’s talk about US colleges first. Many schools in America includeinterviews as a way for the admission officers or alumni acting for theadmissions committee to get to know a student better and learn who theyare beyond the limitations of the application. For schools in Hong Kong, the goals of the interview from the admissions side are very similar to those of the goals of a US admissions committee.A very commonquestion in the minds of the students is how much does the college weigh the interview when making their decision? Again, this depends on thecollege or university. Some colleges weigh it heavily, and some see itas one of the many things that can inform them about the student.Interview can help show your individualityFor international students, the interview can often be the only opportunity the student has to express their individuality. Because of the vastdifference in educational systems, applications from American studentsand those from international students applying to study in America often look wildly different. So, the interview is a chance for internationalstudents to even the playing field a little, and to give the school astronger sense of who they are and what they bring to the community.advertisementYou can find out if the college is a good fit for youJust like the college essay, the interview is an opportunity to show who you are as a person, and explain through your individuality what you willbring to the college campus. Beyond that, it’s also an opportunity foryou to meet someone from the school, to ask questions and get your ownpersonal sense of whether this school would be a good fit for you ornot. Remember, this goes both ways! Interview process in UK collegesThen there are UK schools in the UK– Oxford and Cambridge weigh theirinterview very heavily, and it can make or break your application.The interview is academic, not informativeThis is not an informative interview, but an academic one, designed to showthe school how the applicant thinks and responds to new ideas andintellectual issues. While some aspects of the applicant’s life and thefield of study they intend to pursue will definitely come up, thequestions are usually more abstract.The interview questions for theseinterviews can range from “Why do some habitats support higherbiodiversity than others?” to “Should there be a salary limit forbankers?” to “Imagine the only historical records left on earthconcerned sports. How much about the past could we find out?”The thought process is important, not the answer itselfFor these interviews, what matters most is not that you get a right orwrong answer, for many of them don’t have a single correct response, but that you represent your thought process. The interview is a procedureto check that you are able to consider, reason, think critically andengage in a dialogue about abstract and practical concepts. What yourinterviewer is looking for, essentially, is your ability to learn, not a recitation of what you already know. You are demonstrating curiosityand interest in the world, not listing knowledge you’ve already gained.Although they have different formats, all of these interviews on both sides ofthe Atlantic have the same essential goal. The admissions committeewants to know what kind of thinker you are, what kind of student you’vebeen, and what potential you hold for intellectual and social growth.After all, if you were already done growing academically, you wouldn’t needto go to college at all! So the goal for you, in whatever interview youfind yourself in, is to show who you are, where you’ve been, and whereyou want to go, with passion, candor and clarity.–Authored by Adarsh Khandelwal, Co-founder, Collegify (a college consulting firm for study abroad)last_img read more

Priority in 2018 is to get good results against top sides

first_imgNew Delhi, Jan 2 (PTI) Women hockey teams chief coach Harendra Singh has set his sights on achieving positive results against higher ranked sides as India embark on an “important” 2018 season.After a short two-week break, 33 women players will report for the national camp starting in Bengalurus Sports Authority of India campus tomorrow.”It is an extremely important year for us. It was a satisfying 2017 where we ended the year with a career high world ranking of 10, but the team has self-belief of achieving bigger goals.”The girls know they are capable of doing well against higher ranked teams and getting good results against these teams will be one of our top priorities going into a new season. It is important to play these major tournaments in 2018 with the fittest team,” said Harendra.With important tournaments like Commonwealth Games and Asian Games lined up, 2018 is extremely crucial for Indian hockey.The 21-day camp that concludes on January 24 will lay the foundation for a crucial year for the women.The Indian girls will take part in the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in April, fifth womens Asians Champions Trophy in Korea in May where they will defend their title followed by an exposure tour to Spain in June ahead of the womens World Cup in London starting in July and the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta in August which is also an Olympic Qualifying event.In their previous camp, the teams focus was on improving their strength and fitness, agility and speed apart from skill-driven training.advertisement”It was a gruelling camp and apart from these aspects we also worked on a lot on mental conditioning. In this camp too we will continue with our fitness program along with tactical training,” the coach said.Core Group:Goalkeepers: Savita, Rajani Etimarpu, SwatiDefenders: Deep Grace Ekka, P Sushila Chanu, Sunita Lakra, Gurjit Kaur, Hnialum Lal Ruat Feli, Navdeep Kaur, Rashmita Minz, Neelu DadiyaMidfielders: Namita Toppo, Nikki Pradhan, Deepika, Karishma Yadav, Renuka Yadav, Navjot Kaur, Monika, Lilima Minz, Neha Goyal, Udita, M Lily Chanu, Nilanjali RaiForwards: Rani, Vandana Katariya, Preeti Dubey, Reena Khokhar, Anupa Barla, Sonika, Lalremsiami, Poonam Rani, Navneet Kaur, Navpreet Kaur. PTI SSC SSClast_img read more

Barcelona sign Yerry Mina, Arsenal’s Francis Coquelin to join Valencia

first_imgLa Liga leaders Barcelona have signed centre-back Yerry Mina from Palmeiras for a fee of 11.8 million euros ($14 million), the club confirmed on Thursday.The Colombia international will sign a 5-1/2 year contract with the Spanish side. The 23-year-old made made 33 appearances for Palmeiras over the last two seasons, helping them win the league title in 2016. He also won the Copa Sudamericana with former club Santa Fe.”Yerry Mina now comes to Barca with the opportunity to continue developing as a footballer following his move to Europe. Without a doubt the Colombian has the potential to make it,” Barcelona said in a statement on their website. (www.fcbarcelona.com)WATCHThe addition will provide some respite to the Catalan side as Spanish media reports suggest that veteran Javier Mascherano is close to leaving to join Chinese side Hebei China Fortune.Mina’s contract at Barcelona has a termination clause worth 100 million euros.WENGER SANCTIONS COQUELIN SALE Francis Coquelin is leaving Arsenal to join Spanish side Valencia, the Premier League club’s manager Arsene Wenger has said.The midfielder, who has scored three goals in 160 appearances for Arsenal since his senior debut in 2008, has struggled to get games this campaign and featured in just seven league matches, coming on as a substitute in six of them.”He goes to Valencia. He didn’t get enough games with us this season. He had an opportunity. I let him go,” Wenger said after Wednesday’s 0-0 draw with Chelsea.British media reports say that the La Liga side have agreed a deal worth around 12 million pounds ($16.20 million) for the 26-year-old Frenchman.(With inputs from Reuters)ALSO WATCH: advertisementlast_img read more

Former Orioles Star Paul Blair Dies

first_imgBALTIMORE –  Paul Blair, the eight-time Gold Glove center fielder who helped the Baltimore Orioles win a pair of World Series titles while gliding to make catches that former teammates still marvel at more than four decades later, has died. He was 69.Blair died the night of Dec. 26 at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, according to a hospital spokeswoman.Blair’s wife, Gloria, told The Baltimore Sun, that Blair played a round of golf with friends that morning and later lost consciousness at a celebrity bowling tournament in Pikesville.“Paul was honestly too tired, but he never says no,” Gloria Blair told the newspaper. “During a practice round, he threw two or three balls, then sat down and told a friend, ‘I feel funny’ and kind of collapsed. He lost consciousness and they called 911 and the ambulance took him to (Sinai), but the doctors there told me they never got a pulse.”A member of the Orioles Hall of Fame, the popular Blair patrolled the outfield from 1964-76, playing key parts when Baltimore won its first two World Series crowns in 1966 and 1970. He won two more titles with the New York Yankees in 1977 and 1978 and also played for Cincinnati.In an era before highlight reels were a daily staple on TV, Blair frequently made catches that became the talk of baseball. Thin and quick, he played with a flair — at the end of an inning, he would tuck his glove up against his chest for a regal trot back to the dugout.“He played very shallow. People talked about how Willie Mays played shallow, and Paul did the same thing. He played with assuredness,” Don Buford, an All-Star left fielder who played alongside Blair for five seasons in Baltimore, told The Associated Press.“When you talk about the greatest defensive center fielders, he was right in the mix,” Buford said. “With me in left and Frank Robinson in right, we played toward the lines and gave him a lot of room. He could really go get it.”In 17 seasons in the majors, he hit .250 with 134 home runs, 620 RBIs and 171 stolen bases. Blair appeared in six World Series, two All-Star games and won Gold Gloves in 1967 and 1969-75.In the 1966 World Series, Blair homered for the only run in Baltimore’s Game 3 victory over Los Angeles.The underdog Orioles completed an unlikely sweep the next day, with Blair jumping high above the fence at Memorial Stadium to snare Jim Lefebvre’s bid for a tying home run in the eighth inning. It was a timely grab, too — Blair had just been inserted in the game as a defensive replacement.Blair caught a routine fly by Lou Johnson with two runners on base for the final out in a 1-0 victory in Game 4, and leaped high in the air after the clinching grab to begin Baltimore’s celebration.Blair led the Orioles in the 1970 World Series with a .474 average in Baltimore’s five-game victory over Cincinnati. That year, he hit three home runs and had six RBIs in a game against the Chicago White Sox.Beaned by a pitch in late May that season, Blair came back from the injury to boost the Birds. Ever mindful of being hit in the face, he would shield his face at first base when retreating to the bag on pickoff throws.“It affected his hitting a little bit after that, but not his fielding,” Buford said.Inducted into the Orioles Hall of Fame in 1984, Blair coached Fordham in 1983 and at Coppin State from 1998-2002. He had a heart attack in December 2009.Blair played baseball and basketball and ran track at Manual Arts High School in Los Angeles.Blair was originally drafted by the New York Mets and spent one season in their minor league system. The Orioles drafted him from the Mets in late 1962.He fit neatly into a team built on strong defense — led by third baseman Brooks Robinson — and pitching, and Baltimore reached the World Series four times in six years. He was surrounded by stars, yet a picture or drawing of Blair often made the cover of the Orioles’ game programs.Friendly in the clubhouse, he was called “Motormouth” for his constant banter. “He’d be talking about something, and maybe you’d get two words in, and then he’d be off starting another conversation,” Buford recalled.(AP Baseball Writer Ben Walker contributed to this report)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Schumacher Critical After Ski Accident

first_imgGRENOBLE, France – Doctors offered a grim assessment of Michael Schumacher’s head injuries Dec. 30, providing no prognosis for the Formula One driving great after his skiing accident in the French Alps.Schumacher has been placed in a medically induced coma to relieve pressure on his brain, which suffered bruising and bleeding when the retired seven-time world champion fell and struck a rock Sunday while skiing during a family vacation.“We cannot predict the future for Michael Schumacher,” Dr. Jean-Francois Payen, the doctor in charge of Grenoble University Hospital’s intensive care unit, said at a news conference.“He is in a critical state in terms of cerebral resuscitation,” said Payen, the chief anesthesiologist treating the 44-year-old German driver. “We are working hour by hour.”Schumacher’s wife, Corinna, daughter Gina Maria and son Mick were at his bedside.“The family is not doing very well, obviously. They are shocked,” his manager, Sabine Kehm, told reporters.Schumacher earned universal admiration for his uncommon driving talent, which led to a record 91 race wins. His single-minded dedication to victory sometimes meant he was denied the same affection during his career that he received Monday.Schumacher “gave the image of someone indestructible, powerful,” France’s four-time F1 champion Alain Prost said on iTele TV channel. “It’s a banal accident compared to what he’s done in the past . It’s just a dumb thing that ended badly.”Schumacher and his 14-year-old son were skiing Sunday morning in the French Alpine resort of Meribel, where the family has a chalet. He fell and hit the right side of his head on a rock.By wearing a helmet, Schumacher had given himself a chance of survival, Payen said, though the protection was not enough to prevent serious injury.Gerard Saillant, a trauma surgeon who operated on Schumacher when he broke his leg in a 1999 race crash, was at the hospital as a visitor. He told reporters that Schumacher’s age and fitness should work in his favor.Schumacher, who turns 45 on Jan. 3, retired from the track for the second time only last year, after a three-season comeback.Still, the hospital’s neurology team, which is recognized as among the best in France, was cautious about Schumacher’s prospects.Doctors lowered his body temperature to between 34 and 35 degrees Celsius (93.2 to 95 degrees Fahrenheit) as part of the coma, which essentially rests the brain, slowing its metabolism to help reduce inflammation after an injury.The hospital, in a city that is the gateway to the French Alps, sees a large number of skiing accidents every year.Schumacher has been seriously hurt before. In addition to the broken leg in a crash at the 1999 British Grand Prix, he also suffered neck and spine injuries after a motorcycle accident in 2009 in Spain.An expert skier, Schumacher fell in a section of trails that slice down through a vast and, in parts, very steep snowfield. Although challenging, the snowfield is not extreme skiing. The runs are broad and neatly tended, and the ungroomed area in between — where the resort said Schumacher was found — is free of trees.“He was in the deep snow. But it was not an off-piste track,” Kehm said, suggesting Schumacher had not taken undue risks. “They were skiing on pistes, but in the moment that it (the accident) happened, it was not on the piste.”Meribel resort officials said Schumacher was conscious when first responders arrived, although agitated and in shock.After the fall, Payen said, Schumacher was not in a “normal state of consciousness.” He did not respond to questions, and his limbs appeared to move involuntarily, the doctor said.He was airlifted to a local hospital and then later brought to Grenoble. Doctors said that stopover was typical and did not affect his condition.The French prosecutor in Albertville has opened an investigation into the accident, according to the Mountain Gendarmerie in Bourg-Saint-Maurice. The goal is to determine the circumstances and cause of the accident.Formula One drivers and fans rushed to wish Schumacher a quick recovery.“Like millions of Germans, the chancellor and members of the government were extremely dismayed when they heard about Michael Schumacher’s serious skiing accident,” German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s spokesman, Steffen Seibert, said in Berlin.Sebastian Vettel, the Formula One racer for whom Schumacher was a boyhood idol, told German news agency dpa: “I am shocked and hope that he will get better as soon as possible.”Ferrari, which Schumacher raced for, also expressed its concern. Company President Luca di Montezemolo and race team leader Stefano Domenicali were in contact with the family, the company said in a statement.Former Ferrari teammate Felipe Massa, who himself recovered from life-threatening head injuries at the Hungarian Grand Prix in 2009, wrote on Instagram: “I am praying for you my brother!! I hope you have a quick recovery!! God bless you, Michael.”British former F1 champion Jenson Button posted that “Michael more than anyone has the strength to pull through this.”Some fans gathered outside the hospital.Nuravil Raimbekov, a student from Kyrgyzstan who is studying in Grenoble, said Schumacher has been an inspiration to him.“I’m worried, of course … But I still hope, and I will pray for him,” he said.During his career, Schumacher set an array of Formula One records. After initial success with the Benetton team, winning his first two championships in 1994 and 1995, Schumacher moved to Ferrari.There, he helped turn the storied Italian team into the sport’s dominant force. After initially retiring in 2006, he made a comeback in 2010 and raced for three years with Mercedes.(Graham Dunbar and Sarah DiLorenzo)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Duda HR Lifts Met Over Phils

first_imgPHILADELPHIA — Yet another extra-inning game was fine by the New York Mets, provided they won.Lucas Duda hit a two-run homer with two outs in the 11th, lifting the Mets over the Philadelphia Phillies 4-3 on June 1 in the third straight meeting between the teams to run long.The Mets and Phillies split a pair of 14-inning games the previous two days, combining to play nearly 11 hours.Duda came off the bench in the bottom of the 10th at first base, then connected in the 11th to help the Mets win for the fifth time in six games.“We are getting tired, (but) they are great to win,” Mets Manager Terry Collins said. “They lift the spirits up and it does get the energy up, even though you’re tired physically. You know you can win these kinds of games.”Ryan Howard hit an early two-run homer for the Phillies. Marlon Byrd hit a solo shot in the 11th.“In close games, extra-inning games, not to be able to just get the job done is very frustrating,” Philadelphia Manager Ryne Sandberg said.Josh Edgin (1-0) struck out the side in the 10th. Jenrry Mejia held on for his sixth save in as many chances.Phillippe Aumont (0-1), called up prior to the game to provide some help to the tired Philadelphia bullpen, got the first two outs of the 11th. After a walk to Travis d’Arnaud, Duda hit his eighth home run deep into the seats in left-center field.“I was lucky enough to square a ball up,” Duda said. “I was just trying to hit it hard.”Duda did get a respite from not starting, but said all of the innings can take a toll. “It’s both physically and mentally draining,” he said. “Just continue to go. They have to play, too.”The teams conclude their rare five-game series on June 2. Adding June 1st’s time of 3 hours, 29 minutes, the first four games have taken 17 hours, 29 minutes over 48 innings, and the teams have employed 46 pitchers.Aumont was one of three relievers promoted by the teams from the minors. The Phillies also added left-hander Cesar Jimenez while the Mets brought up left-hander Dana Eveland Triple-A.Although neither figured into the decision, each team’s starter gave the bullpen some rest. Cole Hamels went seven strong innings for the Phillies, allowing one earned run and six hits. He struck out eight and walked four, though three were intentional.Jonathon Niese tossed eight innings and gave up two runs. His lone mistake came against Howard, who had been 3-for-22 with 10 strikeouts before homering in the fourth for a 2-1 lead.Knowing the Mets’ bullpen was thin, Niese’s game plan was to attack the strike zone early and often.“I was going to pound the zone and they were going to hit me hard early or they were going to get outs early,” Niese said. “I wasn’t trying to trick guys out there. I wouldn’t say it was a burden, but I knew it was important (to go deep in the game) because I knew our bullpen was getting beat up lately.”Niese departed after throwing 91 pitches and said he could have gone two more innings if needed.Collins appreciated the outing by his starter. “Tremendous effort by a lot of people starting with Niese,” he said. “We needed somebody to go that deep in the game.”New York came back with a run in the sixth on Curtis Granderson’s sacrifice fly to tie it at 2.The Mets had taken a 1-0 lead in the fourth on Chris Young’s sacrifice fly that scored David Wright. Third baseman Reid Brignac made an over-the-shoulder catch in foul territory, but his strong throw wasn’t in time.(AARON BRACY)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Colon On, Mets Take Phils, 3-1

first_imgNEW YORK — Just like all his (much) younger teammates, Bartolo Colon loves to face the Phillies.Colon breezed through eight snappy innings and the New York Mets got homers from Curtis Granderson and Michael Conforto, extending their dominant run against Philadelphia with a 3-1 victory on Aug. 31.New York increased its NL East lead to 6 1-2 games over second-place Washington, which lost 8-5 in St. Louis.“I feel really proud,” Colon said through a translator. “The team needed a day like today, especially the bullpen.”The Mets improved to 13-1 against last-place Philadelphia this season with their 10th consecutive win over their division rival. They have won 24-of-29 versus the Phillies dating to last year.After throwing seven shutout innings Aug. 26 in Philadelphia during New York’s four-game sweep, the 42-year-old Colon (12-11) was one better this time.He struck out nine, walked one and yielded four harmless singles on an 89-degree night, pushing his scoreless streak to a season-high 16 innings.“He’s incredible,” Conforto said. “He’s masterful with the way he pitches, so it’s very fun to watch.”The beefy right-hander tossed an inning Aug. 29 against Boston on his regular throw day to spare a tired bullpen, his first relief appearance since April 2011 with the Yankees. And he even helped himself at the plate, hitting a two-out single in front of Granderson’s 23rd homer.“I think he got a little frustrated when he went through that streak where things weren’t working very good. And the last two times out, he’s actually thrown a couple times between starts,” Mets Manager Terry Collins said. “The fact he’s throwing a bit more, he’s found his command, he’s found his release point. He’s pitched great.”Colon was lifted for a pinch-hitter after throwing 73 of 100 pitches for strikes — and closer Jeurys Familia immediately loaded the bases with no outs in the ninth. But he broke Jeff Francoeur’s bat on a run-scoring double play, then won an eight-pitch standoff with Andres Blanco.Blanco nearly hit a tying homer, but threw his head back in disappointment when his drive curled just foul in the right-field corner. Familia fanned Blanco with a 99 mph fastball for his 36th save in 41 attempts, ending a crisp game that took only 2 hours, 23 minutes.Conforto hit a solo shot off fellow rookie Jerad Eickhoff (1-2) in the fifth, an opposite-field drive to left-center. Colon singled for his career-best seventh hit of the season, and Granderson homered to right.“I’m happy with Eickhoff’s performance. He pitched really well,” Phillies interim manager Pete Mackanin said. “I think he learned that you can’t take pitchers for granted, especially a guy that just swings.”Eickhoff, acquired from Texas in the trade for Cole Hamels, allowed four hits over seven innings in his third major league start. He’s lost the past two to Colon, who has won all four outings vs. the Phillies this year and is 7-1 with a 2.78 ERA against them in two seasons with the Mets.“When he’s on like tonight, his ball is moving everywhere,” Francoeur said. “People are like, that he throws 85 percent fastballs and that’s true to an extent — but his fastball can range from 85 to 93 (mph). … He knows how to pitch.”(MIKE FITZPATRICK, AP Baseball Writer) TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Joshua Aims for First World Title

first_imgTweetPinShare0 Shares LONDON, ENGLAND – Rising heavyweight phenom Anthony Joshua finally gets his chance to fight for a world title, facing IBF titleholder Charles Martin on April 9 in Joshua’s native England (Martin is from Missouri).Martin won the IBF title, which was vacant because champion Tyson Fury refused to fight the organization’s top contender, Vyacheslav Glazkov, instead opting to give Wladimir Klitschko a rematch after having beaten him last year for the lineal heavyweight championship (as well as the belts of various other “alphabet soup” organizations).Martin, 23-0-1,  beat Glazkov for the IBF crown.Joshua has had a short but spectacular career to this point, knocking out all 15 of his opponents in 7 rounds or fewer.At 6’5 with an 82-inch reach, Joshua has a slight advantage over the 6’5 80-inch reach Martin.An interesting component will be how the orthodox-stanced Joshua will fare against the southpaw Martin.Though Joshua is the oddsmakers’ favorite, some think he took the Martin fight too soon, because though he is a tremendous talent with a great combination of speed and power, Martin may be a bit too experienced for Joshua at this early stage of his career.last_img read more

Olympiakos’ Fortounis Gets Ban for Obscene Celebration

first_imgATHENS (AP) — Olympiakos midfielder Kostas Fortounis has been handed a one-match ban in the Greek league as punishment for an obscene goal celebration during a game this month.Fortounis will miss this weekend’s match against OFI on the island of Crete after the penalty was announced Wednesday.The 26-year-old Greece international mouthed obscenities toward opposing fans after scoring against AEK Athens on Oct. 7 during a 1-1 draw. He later apologized for the incident.PAOK currently leads the Greek league standings with 16 points from six matches, level with Atromitos. AEK and Olympiakos follow with 13 points.Olympiakos’ Kostas Fortounis, left, celebrates after scoring against AEK Athens during their Greek Super League soccer match at Olympic stadium in Athens, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

How smarter storage enhances reliability of autonomous vehicles

first_img May 24, 2019 at 11:25 am Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Automotive nainasemiconductor says: 1 thought on “How smarter storage enhances reliability of autonomous vehicles” The reality of autonomous vehicles will dramatically change our travel habits and a cause a rapid shift in the transportation industry. Digital transformation of the automotive industry will deliver many social benefits such as reducing the number of accidents, lowering carbon emissions, improving traffic flow, reducing the cost of car ownership, lower insurance policy premiums, increasing fuel efficiency and improving mobility.However, the complexity of an autonomous vehicle is increasingly rapidly as the capabilities they must support continues to expand with real-life trials on today’s roads. These autonomous systems will require increasing performance, power, safety, security and reliability. For automotive OEMs, the task of ensuring safety compliance for autonomous vehicles will require both hardware and software designed to ISO2626 functional safety standards. If developers are not prepared, the added investment and time required to prove out safety standards could significantly delay time to market, reduce profitability, and erode market share.At the core of safety and reliability for autonomous vehicles is the goal of preventing injury to people and property. There are also legal issues to consider when an incident occurs and who will assume liability. With the legal issues surrounding autonomous driving in such a state of flux, it is still unclear where liability will fall in the case of accidents. Thus, failure is not an option, making it even more critical for automotive OEMs and suppliers to the automotive market to focus on reliability. As a result, every component in a smart car must be proven to be safe, secure and reliable.Smarter, More Reliable Storage Vehicles with automated driving technology are equipped with a high-level of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) capability. These vehicles have multiple sensors (camera, LIDAR, etc.) and control devices that can perform automated driving with zero collisions, which are mission-critical and cannot fail. Figure-1 shows the block diagram for a fully autonomous driving system capable of levels 3, 4, and 5 autonomy necessary for non-monitored driving.  click for larger image Figure-1: Autonomous Driving System: Level 3 / Level 4 / Level 5 System Block Diagram. (Source: Cypress) Non-volatile memory devices play a key role in ADAS systems to provide boot code storage and data logging of key mission critical events. As these systems become smarter, they need to process more data faster with a higher level of reliability. In addition, unprotected memory – in terms of verifying that memory bits have not changed at boot time or during device operation – can easily become a weak link in an otherwise robust ADAS design.NOR Flash is an ideal memory technology for mission-critical applications as it provides non-volatile storage backed by high reliability and integrated diagnostics that can ensure data integrity, detect possible failures, and even correct errors. Additionally, the benefits of instant-on functionality and fast system boot time with high performance enables immediate access to code, configuration data, and graphic images when the car is powering up.Today, memory device families are architected from the ground up to meet automotive functional safety standards such as ISO26262. These next-generation memories not only provide greater reliability, they increase performance, substantially reduce power consumption, and lower total cost of ownership.Integration One of the most effective ways to reduce system complexity is through integration. When a system comprises many components, each component – as well as each interconnect it has to other components – represents a potential point of failure. When MCUs integrated memory, for example, this resulted in faster access to data and code, more efficient processing, greater reliability, and lower cost. It also simplified development since components that developers previously had to integrate into the greater system are now managed internally by the MCU itself.These same benefits of integration are now being brought to NOR Flash as memory manufacturers begin to integrate memory with a processor like the Arm Cortex-M0 to handle many of the complexities required to maintain reliability with dense, high-speed memories (see Figure 2). The availability of an onboard processor enables smarter memory and completely changes how engineers design with Flash. For example, in the past, significant development was required to implement wear-leveling software to extend the endurance of Flash. Wear-leveling is now handled internally by the integrated MCU.click for larger image Figure-2: Integrated Arm Cortex M0 inside a Smart Flash Storage (Source: Cypress) Next-generation complex SoCs fabricated with 16nm FinFET technology don’t yet have the option of embedding Flash memory inside the die. Thus, they have to rely on external NOR Flash technology that are smarter and more reliable.  The onboard processor can be used to manage all the safety-critical aspects of memory storage. It can also be used to manage the security aspects of memory storage to provide protection against malicious attacks. With an integrated processor inside the flash memory, these units are managed by the memory device itself and can be quickly configured to meet the specific requirements of the application.Evolving Requirements The automotive industry is currently advancing from driver assistance to full automation, and these systems will require intelligence implemented at all levels to reduce latency and improve efficiency. At the same time, the internal architecture of the car is moving away from discrete systems that act primarily independently to connected systems that stream real-time data to each other, utilizing artificial intelligence and machine learning. The data collected inside a vehicle will also be used to implement predictive maintenance so that cars can alert drivers to service vehicles before they break down. Data will also need to be sent to the cloud for more complex analytics and new software upgrades from the cloud to vehicle.Smart Flash storage will be at the heart of these systems because the critical code and data stored in these non-volatile memories needs to be reliable in extreme environments and last for over 20 years without failing. With the addition of an onboard processor, these memories can now provide an even higher level of functionality and reliability while offloading memory management tasks like wear-leveling, enhancing system security with cryptographic protection, and performing safety-critical diagnostics.Autonomous driving is a fast-changing industry, and new safety, security features will be developed – and mandated – just as quickly. OEMs need a flexible architecture that enables them to adapt to these standards in a timely fashion as well as adopt advanced functionality that improves long-term reliability. For example, when the memory can predict a particular type of failure, it can begin to preempt it.To aid automotive OEMs in building compliant systems, memory manufacturers need to provide safety documentation that are compliant to ISO 26262 specification, including detailed safety analysis reports such as Safety Manual, Failure Mode Effects and Diagnostic Analysis (FMEDA), Dependent Failure Analysis (DFA) and Safety Element out of Context (SEooC). Memory manufacturers also need to play an active role in defining and maintaining these standards to ensure their components continue to be compliant.Memory devices like Cypress’s Semper NOR Flash are purpose-built to address the challenges for next-generation automotive and industrial system that meet the quality, reliability and safety standards.Sandeep Krishnegowda is marketing and applications director of the Flash Business Unit at Cypress Semiconductor Corp. He has worked in Cypress’ memory products division for more than ten years in a variety of engineering, management and marketing roles. 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Journalist Rajat Sharma is new DDCA boss

first_imgNew Delhi, July 2 (PTI) Senior journalist Rajat Sharma today beat World Cup winning India cricketer Madan Lal by 517 votes to become the new president of Delhi and Districts Cricket Association. The results of the DDCA polls were announced today and Sharma’s group swept the elections winning all 12 seats. Sharma got a total of 1531 votes while former Test cricketer Lal could only poll 1004 votes. The third candidate in the fray, advocate Vikas Singh, got 232 votes only. It was a major setback for BCCI acting president CK Khanna, whose wife Shashi lost the vice-presidential battle against Rakesh Bansal, younger brother of former DDCA president Sneh Bansal. Rajesh beat Shashi by 278 votes while Bansal junior got 1364 votes to Shashi’s 1086 votes. The defeat might prove to be the end of the road for Khanna in DDCA, where he enjoyed supreme power for nearly three decades. Sharma and his panel’s candidature was backed by a political heavyweight from the ruling party with the IOA president Narinder Batra throwing in all his might. Batra incidentally is a former DDCA treasurer. “The moment Sharma got blessings from a senior cabinet minister, there was no chance in hell for any other candidate to win this election. What was not expected was a clean panel sweep. It will be good that Sharma will get a free hand to run the body. This also means that CK Khanna’s reign in DDCA ends unless he strikes some deal with Sharma,” a senior DDCA official told PTI on conditions of anonymity. Sharma was always considered as the favourite to win against Lal, who was backed by Khanna and former India opener Chetan Chauhan’s group.advertisement With DDCA being the first among equals to go into elections after the Supreme Court appointed Lodha Committee suggested path-breaking structural reforms, the polling also witnessed abolition of proxy system with nearly 3000 voters turning up to cast their vote. Among the other notable winners was former sports committee head Vinod Tihara, (1374 votes) who became secretary defeating nearest rival Manjeet Singh (998) by 376 votes. Tihara is expected to run the daily affairs of DDCA including a big say in all the representative teams — especially Ranji Trophy and men’s age group. The joint secretary’s post went to Rajan Manchanda (1402), younger brother of former treasurer Ravinder, who beat Pushpender Chauhan (953) by 449 votes. Pushpender is the younger brother of Chetan Chauhan. For treasurer’s post, Om Prakash Sharma beat Deepak Singh by 1241-891 votes. Coach Sanjay Bhardwaj was elected for the director’s post (first-class cricketer) while Renu Khanna became the woman director. Notable among other directors were Apruv Jain, son of former media manager Ravi Jain, who polled 1286 votes, Alok Mittal, Nitin Gupta, Shiv Nandan Sharma and Nitin Agarwal. PTI KHS BS KHS BSBSlast_img read more

What happened when India last played a Test match at Lord’s

first_imgThe second Test of the five-match Test series between England and India starts today at Lord’s.After losing the first Test by 31 runs, Virat Kohli and co would be aiming to bounce back as England lead the series 1-0.And if Team India is in need of some inspiration, all they need to do is too look back at their previous performance at Lord’s in 2014.India were handed a heavy defeat in the Test series the last time they visited England in 2014. But before things turned sour, it was at Lord’s that India registered their only win of the series and took a 1-0 lead.Batting dilemma, strategical changes in line for India ahead of Lord’s TestIt’s a different story that India went on to lose the next three matches as they succumbed to a 3-1 series loss.Ajinkya Rahane and Ishant Sharma were the heroes of the match as the team led by MS Dhoni dealt the first blow on the hosts by winning at Lord’s for the first time after 1986.The first Test ended in a draw at Nottingham following which the teams locked horns on a green top at Lord’s. Rahane scored one of the greatest hundreds in Indian Test history as he negotiated prodigious swing and seam movement against the likes of James Anderson and Stuart Broad.Virat Kohli-led Team India are a bit ‘undercooked’, feels Nasser HussainSuch was Rahane’s class that none of the other batsmen managed to score over 36 runs, which was the next best score coming from Bhuvneshwar Kumar. India made 295 and then conceded a first innings lead of 24 runs with Gary Ballance scoring a century. Bhuvneshwar took a six-wicket haul as England made 319.advertisementIndia in England: Brief history of 6 Test wins in 43 yearsMurali Vijay (95), Ravindra Jadeja (68) and Bhuvneshwar (52) then rose to the occasion with the bat in the second innings to help India set a target of 319 for the hosts.Ishant then produced one of the most memorable spells by an Indian bowler on English soil and picked up a record 7 wickets in the process as India bowled out England for 223 and registered a historic win at the Mecca of cricket.The victory was India’s only second win at the historic cricket ground. India’s record in Test cricket at Lord’s stands at 17 played, two win, four draws and 11 loses.India vs England, Lord’s Test: Former greats call for Pujara’s inclusionLord’s hasn’t been a happy hunting ground for Team India but with his sie already 1-0 down in the series, captain Kohli would relish the opportunity to turn things around and prove the skeptics wrong.last_img read more

Shaun Pollock wants Hardik Pandya to focus on one aspect of his game

first_imgHardik Pandya’s all-round abilities have helped him establish himself as a regular in all formats for India. The all-rounder has been at times compared to the legendary Kapil Dev for his match-winning ability. But the former South Africa great Shaun Pollock wants Pandya to concentrate on any one aspect of his game to become a long-term prospect.Pollock said that the advent of T20 cricket has given rise to a number of all-rounders in world cricket, even as he picked Englishman Ben Stokes as one of the best among the current crop.Coming to Indian cricket, the former Proteas all-rounder has advised the 24-year-old Hardik to settle down with one dimension of his game (be it batting or bowling), while contributing with the other.”T20 cricket has made a lot of people realise that they can have the ability to contribute with both bat and ball. As far as all-rounders around the world are concerned, it’s difficult to pick one but I can think of Ben Stokes. He is one of the best,” the former South Africa skipper told IANS.”Coming to Indian cricket, Pandya is probably a long term all-round option. I think Virat Kohli really likes his style and attitude towards the game. Looks like he can get both wickets and runs; of course time will tell everything.”Hardik needs to settle down and choose one of the disciplines (batting or bowling), something that keeps him in the side, and look to contribute on the other as it can be very difficult to contribute with both.”advertisement”If he settles down and gets a good run, there is no reason why he can’t become a wonderful all-rounder for India,” he added.Pollock, who scored 3,519 runs and took 393 wickets in 303 One-day Internationals, also agreed with India’s batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar, who hit out at the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) decision of introducing two new balls in the 50-over format.”It does take away the art of reverse swing. It also depends on what surfaces you play. In the subcontinent, the ball gets soft and it gets difficult to hit at the back end of the innings, which suits the bowling side,” he said.”Spectators might enjoy the fact that the balls stay hard so that the batsmen can whack it out of the ground. During our playing days, we had to change the ball after the 34th over because it used to lose it’s colour, particularly on the abrasive subcontinent wickets,” he added.Pollock urged the global governing body to stick to one ball, a move which could reduce the domination of batsmen in white-ball cricket.”If they could come up with a white ball that stayed white, that would be ideal. Stick with one and we could see reverse swing and the ball getting softer, giving the bowlers more of an option. But unfortunately we can’t, given the nature of the leather that goes brown,” he said.”So ideally, I agree, I would like them to have just one ball, but I’m not sure whether it does or doesn’t work,” he added.On being asked about another Proteas great Dale Steyn’s recent decision to quit limited overs cricket after the 2019 World Cup in England, but to continue playing Tests, Pollock hoped that the right-armer’s injury woes are behind him now.”Hope Dale goes from strength to strength. He has had injury problems and, in the later part of your career, you tend to pick more niggles than in your 20s,” he said.”But the key that comes from his comment is mentally he is in a space where he wants to continue and just like AB de Villiers decided to stop mentally probably because he wanted to stop. Hopefully his injury problems are behind him,” hoped Pollock.(With IANS inputs)last_img read more

Asia Cup 2018: Rohit wants India to learn from mistakes after tense win vs Hong Kong

first_imgIndia captain Rohit Sharma was a relieved man after India survived a big scare on Tuesday and registered a nervy 26-run win in their Asia Cup 2018 opener.Hong Kong nearly pulled off the biggest upset in the tournament at the Dubai International Stadium as they ran India close but lack of experience resulted in their downfall.Chasing 286 for victory, Hong Kong fought till the very end and put India under pressure for most part of the second innings but the experience of the defending champions helped them prevail in the end.”Eventually to win the game is important. We always knew it wasn’t going to be easy. We had an inexperienced bowling line-up, but that’s no excuse. The mistake was that we could’ve attacked a bit more. It’s a mistake, and that’s a learning curve,” Rohit said at the post-match presentation.MATCH REPORT | HIGHLIGHTSHong Kong rode on Nizakat Khan and Anshuman Rath’s record opening partnership to put in a brave fight but once the well-set duo departed, they fell behind the asking rate and ended up with 259 for 8 in 50 overs.”They pulled off the victory, and I have no doubt for the future as well. Didn’t doubt ourselves at any stage, but credit to Hong Kong. Great partnership by their openers, and for our bowling curve, it was great to handle those situations. We will be put under pressure at times, and it’s important to handle it,” Rohit said.Read – Shikhar Dhawan slams 14th ODI hundred to draw level with Yuvraj SinghadvertisementNizakat top-scored with 92 runs while Anshuman made 73 as the duo added 174 runs for the opening wicket, the highest for Hong Kong in ODI cricket, which made India sweat a lot until 34 overs before Kuldeep Yadav broke through with the captain’s wicket.Just 9 balls later Nizakat became debutant Khaleel Ahmed’s maiden wicket in international cricket as the Pakistan-born batsman fell short of his first ODI hundred by 8 runs. It was the third time Nizakat got out in the nervous 90s.Those two breakthroughs tilted the scales in India’s favour as skipper Rohit Sharma and the fans breathed a sigh of relief.Also Read – Pakistan’s Chacha Chicago sponsors Indian superfan’s UAE tripThe rest of the Hong Kong batsmen tried their best to keep up with the required rate but kept losing wickets and panicked under pressure. Khaleel struck again while Yuzvendra Chahal struck twice to take the game away from Hong Kong.”Khaleel is a very exciting player. He showed he didn’t start well, but was good enough to come back well. If you can’t do well for 2-3 overs it’s okay, but you should find a way to come back, and he really found that way, and found his rewards,” Rohit went on to add.Chahal ended up with three wickets for 46 runs from 10 overs for India while Khaleel and Kuldeep took two wickets each as the Men in Blue collected two points from this Group A encounter and advance to the Super 4 stage.India will now face table-toppers Pakistan in a blockbuster encounter just 24 hours later at the same venue.”We know we’re playing back-to-back games, but no problem. That’s why we rested some players for today,” Rohit concluded.last_img read more

Samsung Galaxy A7 with triple rear cameras to launch in India today

first_imgAfter announcing the Galaxy A7 last week, Samsung is all set to bring the mid-range smartphone to India on Tuesday, September 25. The Galaxy A7 is the newest entrant to the Galaxy A series and is more importantly Samsung’s first smartphone with a triple camera system. Much like the Huawei P20 Pro, the Galaxy A7 gets a triple lens setup on the back. This suggests the phone will capture some incredible images, but only time will tell. As for now, Samsung will be announcing the pricing of the device at an event in New Delhi starting at 12pm.As a mid-range smartphone, we expect the Galaxy A7 to be priced in the Rs 30,000 segment. You may recall the company launched the Galaxy A8 Star a few weeks ago at Rs 34,990, which means you should expect the Galaxy A7 to fall a few notches lower in the price scale. Flipkart has a dedicated page for the Galaxy A7, which means the device will be available on the e-commerce platform. We also expect it to be available via Samsung’s online store and perhaps through offline channels as well.The Galaxy A7 sports a 6.0-inch FHD+ (1080×2220) Super AMOLED Infinity Display and is powered by a 2.2GHz octa-core processor, but Samsung is yet to confirm whether this is an Exynos or Snapdragon chipset. The phone was announced with 4GB and 6GB of RAM options, but we are not sure as to whether the company will be bringing both the variants to India. The 4GB RAM option was announced with 64GB and 128GB of internal storage, while the 6GB memory variant gets 128GB of inbuilt storage. All the variants will support storage expandability up to 256GB via a microSD card.advertisementThe USP of the phone is of course its triple camera setup on the back. This includes an 8MP 120-degrees ultra wide-angle lens (f/2.4), a 24MP lens with f/1.7 aperture and a 5MP depth lens with f/2.2 aperture. Samsung says the 24MP lens lets in more light by combining four pixels into one in low-light conditions. The cameras also support modes like Live Focus that will allow you to control the depth of field in real-time. Up front, the Galaxy A7 brings a 24MP front-facing camera with LED flash and the ability to capture bokehs with Selfie Focus.The Galaxy A7 also boasts an immersive sound experience thanks to Dolby Atmos support. It houses a 3,300mAh battery and will ship with Android 8.0 Oreo with Samsung’s Experience UI on top. We should know the exact nature of the chipset powering the Galaxy A7 and its India price later today, so do follow this space for more.ALSO READ: Samsung Galaxy J6+ and Galaxy J4+ with Infinity Display launched starting Rs 10,990last_img read more

Shastri, Umesh, Dhawan visit Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple ahead of 5th ODI

first_imgTeam India coach Ravi Shastri along with Umesh Yadav and Shikhar Dhawan visited the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ahead of the fifth and final ODI between India and West Indies in Thiruvananthapuram.The trio were spotted in traditional attire outside the 16th-century temple on Wednesday. However, this wasn’t the first visit to the temple for Shastri.In fact the last time India played a match in Thiruvananthapuram last year, the coach of the Indian cricket team had visited the famous temple on the eve of the clash.West Indies look to deny India 6th successive series win at homeIndia had defeated New Zealand by 6 runs to clinch the three-match T20I series.ODI cricket meanwhile, returns to Thiruvananthapuram after a span of 30 years and incidentally the last match also involved the West Indies. In that match, India were led by Ravi Shastri and they lost to the visitors by 9 wickets.READ – Given the opportunities MS Dhoni will come good: Bharat ArunCaptain Virat Kohli on Tuesday had also asked people to come visit Kerala, a state which had been ravished by a recent flood.”Being in Kerala is nothing short of bliss. I love coming here and love the energy of the whole place. The beauty of Kerala is something to be experienced and I would recommend to everyone that they come here and experience the energy of God’s Own Country. Kerala is surely back to its feet and absolutely safe to come to. Thanks to this amazing place for making me feel happy every time I am here,” Kohli wrote in a note while at his stay with The Leela Raviz Kovalam.advertisementREAD – 5th ODI: Young West Indies ready to learn from star-studded IndiaThank you @imVkohli for the nice words. We are delighted to know that Kerala makes you happy every time you are here. pic.twitter.com/diZaQX0sndKerala Tourism (@KeralaTourism) October 30, 2018India will looking for a victory too on Thursday as Virat Kohli & Co. would want to clinch their 6th stright bilateral ODI series win at home. They lead the series 2-1, with the second match being tied.READ – MS Dhoni faces the biggest test of his career as World Cup looms closerThe last time that India lost an ODI series at home was way back in October 2015, when South Africa had defeated India in a five-match series 3-2. Since then the likes of Australia, England, Sri Lanka, New Zealand haven’t managed to win a single bilateral series, as India have climbed the rankings and are now in 2nd position. The last time the Caribbean side won a bilateral series against India was way back in 2006.With the north-eastern monsoon in full cry, the match could well end up shortened as the weatherman has predicted a brief thunderstorm in the afternoon and late evening. The Kerala Cricket Association though are in an upbeat mood as the Greenfield Stadium boasts of one of the best drainage systems in the business and even if the rain comes crashing down, they will be able to get it back into shape quickly once the rain stops.The Indian team had an optional training session on Wednesday, with only a handful of players taking part. Young southpaw Rishabh Pant delighted the small group of fans who gathered to watch the session with some big hitting.The others who practiced were Rayudu, K L Rahul, Yuzvendra Chahal and Umesh Yadav. The West Indies, on the other hand, opted not to train.(With inputs from Agencies)last_img read more

AFC Asian Cup 2019: Fixtures, full schedule, date, time and venues

first_imgThe 17th and the biggest edition of AFC Asian Cup will be played in the United Arab Emirates between January 4 and February 1.A total of 24 teams, including Asia’s 15th-ranked team, India, will play in the tournament, which will host as many teams for the first time in its history. The 2015 edition played in Australia saw only 16 teams battling for continental supremacy.The 24 teams in the upcoming edition have been drawn into six groups of four teams each.Each team will play their group mates in a single-legged round-robin group stage. Top two teams from each group and the four third-placed teams will progress to the knockout stages.India, who missed the 2015 edition, have been drawn in Group A alongside hosts UAE, Bahrain and Thailand.Groups – AFC Asian Cup 2019Group A: UAE, Bahrain, India, ThailandGroup B: Australia, Syria, Jordan, PalestineGroup C: South Korea, China, Kyrgyzstan, PhilippinesGroup D: Iran, Iraq, Vietnam, YemenGroup E: Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Lebanon, North KoreaGroup F: Japan, Uzbekistan, Oman, TurkmenistanWhile the hosts UAE will play the tournament opener against Bahrain on Saturday, India will face Thailand in their first match on Sunday. Four-time champions Japan will take Turkmenistan on January 9 and holders Australia will play Palestine in their first match on January 11.The tournament will be played across eight venues in the UAE.Abu Dhabi venues: Zayed Sports City Stadium, Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium, Al Nahyan StadiumDubai venues: Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum Stadium and Al-Maktoum StadiumAl Ain venues: Hazza bin Zayed Stadium and Khalifa bin Zayed StadiumSharjah venue: Sharjah StadiumadvertisementFull schedule – AFC Asian Cup MatchGroupCityDateTime (in IST)UAE vs BahrainAAbu DhabiJanuary 59:30 pmAustralia vs JordanBAbu DhabiJanuary 64:30 pmIndia vs ThailandAAbu DhabiJanuary 67 pmSyria vs PalestineBSharjahJanuary 69:30 pmChina vs KyrgyzstanCAl AinJanuary 74:30 pmSouth Korea vs PhilippinesCDubaiJanuary 77 pmIraq vs VietnamDAbu DhabiJanuary 87 pmSaudi Arabia vs North KoreaEDubaiJanuary 89:30 pmJapan vs TurkmenistanFAbu DhabiJanuary 94:30 pmUzbekistan vs OmanFSharjahJanuary 97 pmQatar vs LebanonEAbu DhabiJanuary 99:30 pmBahrain vs ThailandADubaiJanuary 104:30 pmJordan vs SyriaBAl AinJanuary 107 pmIndia vs UAEAAbu DhabiJanuary 109:30 pmPalestine vs AustraliaBDubaiJanuary 114:30 pmPhilippines vs ChinaCAbu DhabiJanuary 117 pmKyrgyzstan vs South KoreaCAbu DhabiJanuary 119:30 pmVietnam vs IranDAbu DhabiJanuary 124:30 pmYemen vs IraqDSharjahJanuary 127 pmLebanon vs Saudi ArabiaEDubaiJanuary 129:30 pmNorth Korea vs QatarEAl AinJanuary 134:30 pmOman vs JapanFAbu DhabiJanuary 137 pmTurkmenistan vs UzbekistanFDubaiJanuary 139:30 pmUAE vs ThailandAAbu DhabiJanuary 149:30 pmIndia vs BahrainASharjahJanuary 149:30 pmPalestine vs JordanBAl AinJanuary 157 pmAustralia vs SyriaBAbu DhabiJanuary 157 pmSouth Korea vs ChinaCAbu DhabiJanuary 167 pmKyrgyzstan vs PhilippinesCDubaiJanuary 167 pmVietnam vs YemenDAbu DhabiJanuary 169:30 pmIran vs IraqDDubaiJanuary 169:30 pmOman vs TukmenistanFAbu DhabiJanuary 177 pmJapan vs UzbekistanFAl AinJanuary 177 pmLebanon vs North KoreaEAbu DhabiJanuary 179:30 pmSaudi Arabia vs QatarESharjahJanuary 179:30 pmRound of 16January 20 (Three matches)January 21 (Three matches)January 22 (Two matches)Quarter-final – January 24 and 25 in Dubai and Abu DhabiSemi-final – January 28 and 29 in Abu DhabiFinal – February 1 in Abu DhabiAlso Read | AFC Asian Cup 2019: India will not take any team lightly, says Sandesh JhinganAlso Read | AFC Asian Cup: Bhaichung Bhutia wants Sunil Chhetri, Gurpreet Sandhu to lead from frontAlso Read | AFC Asian Cup 2019: Gurpreet Singh says India will take one match at a timelast_img read more

Kusal Perera 153 scripts Sri Lanka’s miracle 1-wicket win vs South Africa in Durban Test

first_imgBrief scores – Sri Lanka (191 & 304/9) beat South Africa (235 & 259) by 1 wicket to take an unassailable 1-0 lead in 2-match series. Kusal Perera (153*), Dhananjaya de Silva (48), Keshav Maharaj (3/71). ScorecardKusal Perera played the innings of a lifetime and pulled off a miracle victory for Sri Lanka on Saturday, scoring 153 not out off 200 balls, as the visitors beat the hosts by 1 wicket to take an unbeatable 1-0 lead in the two-match Test series in Durban.Chasing a daunting target of 304, the Lankans were reduced to 83 for 3 on Day 3 and had lost half their side at 110 on the fourth day when Kusal Perera and Dhananjaya de Silva joined forces to add 96 runs for the sixth wicket.De Silve departed on 48 but Perera carried on and batted smartly with the tail-enders to take Sri Lanka closer to the target.He brought up his second Test hundred in just 146 deliveries in the 74th over of the fourth innings and went on to cross his highest score of 112 with a six to reach 112 with Sri Lanka needing 52 runs at that stage. The shot also took the team past 250.for Kusal Perera, His second century in Tests! #SAvSL #KJP pic.twitter.com/2ld5tYki35Sri Lanka Cricket (@OfficialSLC) February 16, 2019His last wicket partnership with Vishwa Fernando had reached 26 runs by then with Perera scoring all the runs while the latter didn’t even open his account for 15 deliveries.The Proteas strangely decided not to take the second new ball after the 80-over mark by which time Sri Lanka had reached 262, needing another 42 runs to win with Kusal Perera on 120 and Fernando yet to get off the mark after facing 20 deliveries.advertisementSouth Africa skipper Faf du Plessis was visibly under pressure by that point and had multiple discussions with veteran fast bowler Dale Steyn who was operating from one end.After the second meeting with the skipper in the 81st over, Steyn finally decided to take the new ball with one ball left in the over and Fernando on strike, but the latter managed to survive yet again.With Kagiso Rabada being introduced into the attack, Perera decided to take him on and carried on playing his shots. He was unable to get the strike back in the 83rd over and with Steyn operating with the new ball, Fernando had to survive or find a way to get off strike.In the second ball of the over, Fernando managed to edge the ball past second slip to collect five runs to get off the mark and get Perera on strike again for the third ball. Against all odds, Perera smacked a six over deep mid-wicket off the fourth ball to bring down the deficit to just 23 runs. The shot also brought up the fifty-run partnership for the final wicket with Fernando scoring just 5 runs from 23 balls.Perera smashed another two sixes off the next two overs from Steyn and Rabada to take Sri Lanka within touching distance from victory which finally came in the third ball of the 86th over as the left-hander finished the match with his 12th boundary to trigger massive celebrations at the Kingsmead stadium.Perera and Fernando’s unbroken partnership for the final wicket reached 78 off 95 balls, which is a record for Sri Lanka against South Africa in Test cricket. Fernando just managed 6 runs in the incredible stand. The win was also Lanka’s first in Durban after 7 years.WHAT.A.VICTORY! Sri Lanka won the 1st Test vs South Africa by 1 wicket!Kusal Perera 153 NOT OUT!SA 235, 259 vs SL 191, 304/9 (85.3 Ovs) #SAvSL pic.twitter.com/MefWB4CjnsSri Lanka Cricket (@OfficialSLC) February 16, 2019For the dejected Proteas, Keshav Maharaj finished with 3 wickets while Dale Steyn and Duanne Olivier bagged two wickets.Vernon Philander and Kagiso Rabada took a wicket each but the combined force of all these top-class bowlers just couldn’t dislodge the final Sri Lankan wicket and thus, ended up on the losing side despite dominating the match for the better part of four days.Also Read | South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test Day 4 in Durban: As it happenedAlso Read | Kusal Perera speechless after pulling off epic Test victory vs South Africa in DurbanAlso Read | Kusal Perera take a bow: R Ashwin lauds Sri Lankan match-winner after Durban Test heroicslast_img read more

Asian Badminton Championships: Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu eye historic gold for India

first_imgIndian Olympic badminton players P V Sindhu and Saina Nehwal will look to win the country’s first gold medal since 1965at the Asian Badminton Championship in the absence of Tai Tzu Ying – their biggest competitor in the international arena. The Asian Badminton Championship begins on Tuesday in Wuhan, China.Saina Nehwal and P V Sindhu have poor 5-15 and 4-10 head-to-head record against Tai Tzu Ying, the world no. 1 Chinese Taipei player.Sindhu will face Sayaka Takahashi of Japan in the first round of the Asian Badminton Championship women’s singles. Sindhu has defeated the world No. 16 at Japan Open last year.The Rio Olympic silver medal winner Sindhu seems to be struggling since becoming the first Indian to win the BWF Finals last year. She was ousted by Sung Ji Hyun in the pre quarter-finals of the Malaysia Open this year. There are chances that fourth seed Sindhu might face her again in the quarters.If everything goes well for the Indian, Sindhu might run into run into world no. 2 Nozomi Okuhara or world no. 7 He Bingjiao in the semi-finals.Saina Nehwal, on the other hand, will have to overcome Han Yue who defeated her at Syed Modi last year. The path further isn’t easy for the London Olympic bronze medallist as she has chances of facing world No. 4 Akane Yamaguchi of Japan in the next round.At a later stage of the tournament, she might come across world No. 3 Chen Yufei of China to make it into the final.advertisementIn the men’s category, Kidambi Srikanth will face Shesar Hiren Rhustavito of Indonesia in first round. If Srikanth wins here, he is likely to face world champion and Olympic champion Chen Long in the next round.The Indian shuttler was ousted in the quarter-finals by Chen Long in the Malaysia Open earlier this month.Another Indian in contention, Sameer Verma will face Kazumasa Sakai of Japan in the first round.In women’s doubles, the pair of Pooja Dandu and Sanjana Santosh, Aparna Balan and Sruthi K.P and the team of Jakkampudi Meghana and Poorvisha S Ram will be seen in action in China.In men’s doubles, the lone pair of M.R. Arjun and Ramchandran Shlok will contest.Also Read | IPL 2019: Shakib to skip Bangladesh World Cup camp to stay with Sunrisers HyderabadAlso Read | Sakshi Malik and Bajrang Punia to lead India’s challenge at Asian Wrestling ChampionshipsAlso Seelast_img read more