Dinesh Chandimal named Sri Lanka Test captain, Upul Tharanga to lead in limited-overs

first_imgThe sudden resignation of Angelo Matthews has prompted Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) to appoint Dinesh Chandimal as the national team’s Test captain while veteran Upul Tharanga was handed over the reins of the side in the shorter formats.The national cricket board on Wednesday announced captaincy roles for Chandimal and Tharanga.”Dinesh Chandimal has been appointed captain of the national Test team whilst Upul Tharanga has been appointed captain of ODI and T20 formats,” the board said in a statement.Wicket-keeper batsman Chandimal has so far played 36 Tests, scoring 2,540 runs at an average of 42.33 while Tharanga averages 34.32 in One-Day Internationals (ODI) and 13.50 in Twenty20 InternationalMathews stepped down as captain following a poor show against Zimbabwe, where the hosts lost 2-3 in the just-concluded ODI series.Mathews had led Sri Lanka in 34 Tests, 98 ODIs and 12 T20Is.The new captains will kick-start their leadership stints in the full home series against India, starting July 26.last_img read more

Nokia 8 in Copper gold colour leaked in live images again

first_imgNokia 8, which is rumoured to launch in a few more days will come in Copper gold colour. Several real life images of Nokia 8 is Copper gold colour leaked earlier, which shows no Zeiss logo, but confirms dual camera at the back. Now some more new live images of the Copper gold Nokia 8 leaks online.The new images, like the old ones also don’t include Zeiss branding on the camera module. However, other leaked renders of the Nokia 8 shows that this HMD Global’s high-end phone will come with Carl Zeiss lens. That being the case, Nokia 8 will be the first Android powered smartphone to feature Carl Zeiss lenses in its cameras (there are expected to be two).Picture Courtesy: NokiapoweruserEarlier this month, HMD Global together with Carl Zeiss, a company known for its high-end photography lenses equipment, announced a strategic partnership. That’s when rumours started flooding in that Nokia 9 could be the first phone to come with Carl Zeiss lens. But, past leaks reveal that Nokia 8 could probably the first handset under the HMD Global and Carl Zeiss partnership.However, the missing Zeiss branding on the new Nokia 8 (Copper gold) leaves us in double thoughts. If it will be Nokia 8 or Nokia 9 that will grab the tag of being the first Android phone featuring Carl Zeiss lens.Also Read: Copper gold Nokia 8 leaked in live images, does not have Zeiss logoThe new leak further reveals that Nokia 8 is going to be an affordable smartphone, and will go against flagship phones like the OnePlus 5. Nokia 8 is expected to be priced at USD 549 or 599, which should roughly come between Rs 35,218 and Rs 38,377.advertisementNokia 8 is expected to be powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 835 processor, and sport two cameras at the back. The phone is further said to come with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. Some report also hint at to variants of the smartphone with dual-SIM card slot and single SIM slot.Ahead of the launch, Nokia 8 has been subjected to several leaks and rumours for quite some time. Based on all of them, Nokia 8 is expected to come with a 5.7-inch 2K display and run on the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat out-of-the-box. On the camera front, the smartphone is expected to feature a dual camera set, where each sensors may be of 13-megapixel. The camera is further said to come paired with dual LED flash also.last_img read more

Iceland becomes the smallest country to qualify for World Cup

first_imgIceland became the smallest country ever to qualify for the World Cup when they beat Kosovo 2-0 on Monday to book a place at their first finals in Russia next year as winners of Group I.Gylfi Sigurdsson settled their nerves with a superbly-taken goal five minutes before halftime as Iceland proved that their run to the 2016 European Championship quarter-finals, which included wins over Austria and England, was no fluke.Sigurdsson also set up the second for Johann Gudmundsson midway through the second half as Iceland completed the campaign by winning their final three games without conceding a goal.It was a remarkable achievement for a country which has a population of about 350,000. The previous smallest country to have reached the finals was Trinidad & Tobago, in 2006, with 1.3 million people.Coached by part-time dentist Heimir Hallgrimsson, Iceland finished the group with 22 points from their 10 games.Until fireworks went off after the final whistle, Monday’s match on a wet Reykjavik night rarely felt like an historic occasion, with the hosts grinding out a routine win against opponents who were more refined technically but lacked punch.Iceland’s starting lineup included four players based in England’s second tier, two from the English Premier League, one from Italy’s Serie A and one each from the top flights of Denmark, Sweden, Scotland and Russia.An emphatic 3-0 win in Turkey on Friday had sent Iceland top of the group for the final match, although they struggled to impose themselves against the group’s bottom side.Iceland had to wait half an hour for their first real chance when Jon Bodvarsson’s far post header was easily saved by Samir Ujkani.advertisementMilot Rashica gave Iceland a fright with a long-range shot which flew past Hannes Halldorsson’s post but Iceland went ahead with their next attack and their first shot on target.Sigurdsson collected the ball on the edge of the area, wriggled his way past Amir Rrahmani and fired beyond Ujkani for his fourth goal of the qualifiers.Iceland were happy to sit on their lead but struck again in the 68th minute when Sigurdsson again got past Rrahmani and laid the ball into the middle for Gudmundsson to score from close range.Iceland’s seven wins in the group included all five of their home matches where previous World Cup semi-finalists Croatia and Turkey were among the victims.last_img read more

Sachin Tendulkar, David Warner, Virender Sehwag wish their fans on Diwali

first_imgOn the auspicious day of Diwali cricketers and sports persons made the day even more special by taking to Twitter to wish their legion of fans.Even David Warner, Steve Smith wished their Indian fans a happy Diwali.Virender Sehwag wished his fans by saying, “May this Diwali dispel all the darkness from your life & you be blessed with love & happiness. May your path always be lit.Jai Shri Ram”Indian boxer Mary Kom also wished everyone to have a safe Diwali saying, “Happy #Diwali.Stay safe and #greendiwali. keep our cities pollution free. #HappyDiwali  #GoGreen #nocrackers”WWE superstars, John Cena, Triple H along with Jinder Mahal and the Singh Brothers also joined in to wish their fans on Diwali.Saina Nehwal who defeated Carolina Marin, Suresh Raina also tweeted their Diwali wishes.This is how others wished their fans on social media:?Wish you all a happy, prosperous and peaceful Diwali! ?#Diwali #Peace #Happiness pic.twitter.com/DdAMxbkfk7- hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) October 19, 2017Wish you a very Happy & safe Diwali?º?º???? #HappyDiwali pic.twitter.com/Ndab1ZXf2D- Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) October 19, 2017This Diwali, let’s change things up. ?????? #HappyDiwali #FestivalOfLights #StayWrogn pic.twitter.com/8YoYsXY4rF- Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) October 18, 2017Wishing you all a very Happy Diwali. pic.twitter.com/ilLOV7Xp8r- Chris Gayle (@henrygayle) October 18, 2017 Aap sabhi ko Diwali ki ??????????! May you all have a good festival. Stay safe and blessed?? #HappyDiwali pic.twitter.com/0eOyiSulvu- sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) October 18, 2017Wishing everyone a Very Happy and prosperous Diwali!! Dont harm the environment and be safe.- ajinkyarahane88 (@ajinkyarahane88) October 18, 2017May this Diwali dispel all the darkness from your life & you be blessed with love & happiness. May your path always be lit.?Jai Shri Ram ????- Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) October 18, 2017May Maa Lakshmi bless you with happiness and prosperity. Jai Lakshmi Mata ! #HappyDiwali pic.twitter.com/MURU1jVTjW- Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) October 19, 2017Jai Maa Kali ! Happy Diwali ! #KaliChaudas pic.twitter.com/8DcVxmicmS- Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) October 18, 2017Here’s wishing everyone a very happy and prosperous Diwali #HappyDeepavali pic.twitter.com/WrPkqfnSfy- BCCI (@BCCI) October 19, 2017Sending you wishes for a year filled with prosperity, health and lots of fun…Hope you have a Happy and Safe Diwali! #HappyDiwali- Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) October 19, 2017?? ??? ?????? wishes ??? ????? ?? ?? ?? ??? ??? ???? ??? ???, ??????? ?? ?? ????? ??? PR ?? ?? ?? ??? Pyaar ???? ??? ????Happy Diwali,??? ??- Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) October 19, 2017Salute to the #jawans who are working even on the festival day. We exchanged sweets at the Baroda airport on the occassion of Diwali. #HappyDiwali pic.twitter.com/mtkdsEfNpA- Yusuf Pathan (@iamyusufpathan) October 18, 2017Wish u all a very Happy Diwali ???????? pic.twitter.com/lATZxiXlKH- Saina Nehwal (@NSaina) October 19, 2017Wish you a happy and healthy #Diwali!Stay safe and #green this Diwali and keep our cities pollution free! #HappyDiwali #GoGreen #nocrackers- Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) October 18, 2017Buy Diyas from such hardworking people on the streets, let’s not bargain and make their Diwali worth celebrating.#HappyDiwali pic.twitter.com/6BKm67Rarj- Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) October 18, 2017Happy Diwali to everyone . Have a very safe Diwali ??????- DK (@DineshKarthik) October 18, 2017Wishing the entire WWE Universe in India a #HappyDiwali! pic.twitter.com/gXGNgmEaaM- WWE (@WWEIndia) October 19, 2017Happy Diwali everyone. pic.twitter.com/lUuZaMp1g4- Indian Football Team (@IndianFootball) October 19, 2017 Hope everyones soaking in the joy that Diwali brings with it and celebrating responsibly. Diyas say so much more than crackers!- Sunil Chhetri (@chetrisunil11) October 19, 2017Happy diwali ???#HappyDiwali #HeroILeague pic.twitter.com/MtrWjaLeS2- Hero I-League (@ILeagueOfficial) October 19, 2017 .@JohnCena, @TripleH, @JinderMahal, #TheNewDay and more wish @WWEUniverse in #India a #HappyDiwali! pic.twitter.com/CclwoklHMH- WWE (@WWEIndia) October 19, 2017#Knights wishing all the #KnightRiders a #HappyDiwali. May the festival of lights bring peace & prosperity to all.#AmiKKR pic.twitter.com/GJrmwag4ih- KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) October 19, 2017A happy Diwali to all from #ATK! #AamarBukeyATK pic.twitter.com/uvAugkYTMz- ATK (@WorldATK) October 19, 2017last_img read more

Kumar pips Moudgil on last shot to win title

first_imgMumbai, Dec 29 (PTI) Deepak Kumar (248.5), of the Indian Air Force, edged Punjab?s Anjum Moudgil (248.3) on the last shot to walk away with the 10m air rifle title in the RR Lakshya Cup 2017 Invitational Shooting Championships today.Both were tied after 23 shots before Kumar clinched the top prize of Rs 50,000 in thrilling fashion. Moudgil took home Rs 15,000 in the event held at the Karnala Sports Academy in neighbouring Panvel.Kumar had made the grade with a top score of 626.4 in the preliminaries while Moudgil was placed seventh with a tally of 622 points.The third place was claimed by Simrat Chahal who hails from Rajasthan. Both Moudgil and Chahal hadnt fared well in the preliminaries where they stood 6th and 7th at 622.7 and 622 points respectively.The junior title was won by Shahu Mane from the Maharashtra Vedh Academy, Pune, with a score of 247.8 in the finals. He beat Vinaykumar Patil of the Maharashtra Kreeda Prabodhini who had a tally of 246.4 points.The winner got Rs 25,000 while the loser went home richer by Rs 15,000.In the preliminaries Shahu had topped with a creditable 625.2 while Vinay was way behind with 617 to his credit. Vinay?s clubmate Nupur Patil finished the third place with 225.1 after making the cut with 615.5 points.There were special cash awards for outstanding performances. Deepak Kumar shot the most number (54) of inner tens. The best series of 105.4 was shot by Akhil Sheron and Tejas Prasad had a tally of four 10.9 scores.The tournament was organised by Lakshya Shooting Club run by Olympian Suma Shirur. PTI SSR NRBadvertisementlast_img read more

NAB passes orders to hold inquiry on corruption in PCB, PHF

first_imgKarachi, Jan 12 (PTI) The head of Pakistans National Accountability Bureau (NAB), has passed orders for holding inquiry into alleged corruption and misuse of power in the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) along with Pakistan Sports Board (PSB).In a major development, a statement issued by NAB on Friday said that its chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal has ordered the inquiry into alleged illegal use of resources in the three sports bodies.”The NAB Chairman has ordered that these inquiries be completed in two months time,” it stated.Interestingly, earlier this week some top officials of the PCB including its COO also appeared before the Federation Investigation Agency (FIA) to record statements in allegations of misuse of power and resources in the board.Just few days back when the reports emerged about alleged corruption in sporting federations, Najam Sethi the PCB chairman had termed it as fabricated and false.The PCB is one of the richest sports body in Pakistan and independent from any financial dependence on the government unlike other sports bodies including the PHF. PTI CORR KHS KHSlast_img read more

ISRO to recruit graduates, diploma, class 10th pass candidates under Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre

first_imgLiquid Propulsion Systems Centre (a centre under ISRO) seeks applications from eligible candidates for recruitment to the posts of Technical Assistant, Hindi Typist, Technician, Fireman and Catering Attendant from December 5, 2017.Last date to apply:Candidates can apply online till December 18, 2017. However the declaration form should reach LPSC before December 26, 2017 by ordinary or speed post.Application Fees:Candidates shall have to pay Rs 150 towards application fee. Female/Scheduled Caste(SC)/Scheduled Tribe(ST)/Ex-servicemen and Persons With Disabilities (PWD) candidates are exempted from making payment of application fee. However, applications of non-exempted categories without application fee will not be considered.Eligibility Criteria:Technical Assistant: First Class Diploma in Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering or Photography/CinematographyHindi Typist: Graduation in Arts/Science/Commerce/Management/Computer Applications with first division marks. Applicants should have studied Hindi as one of the subjects at Matriculation/Degree level or passed either of these examinations in Hindi medium. In addition to this, the applicant must have Hindi typing speed at 25 words per minute on a ComputerTechnician ‘B’: Candidate must be class 10th pass and must have obtained ITI/NTC/NAC in the relevant tradeFireman ‘A’: Candidates must be SSLC/SSC pass and must satisfy the prescribed physical fitness and endurance standardsCatering Attendant ‘A’: Candidates must be SSLC/SSC passDetails of the vacancies:Technical Assistant: 7Hindi Typist: 1Technician ‘B’: 7Fireman ‘A’: 1Catering Attendant ‘A’: 1For more information about the recruitment, please go through the official website www.lpsc.gov.inRead: Supreme Court directs UP to promote mainstream education for specially abled childrenadvertisementRead: Sports enthusiasts in schools to get financial aid by Delhi governmentFor more updates, follow India Today Education or you can write to us at education.intoday@gmail.comlast_img read more

Pelicans Take Apart Nets, 106-87

first_imgNEW YORK — Tim Frazier had 19 points and 13 assists, Luke Babbitt added 21 points and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Brooklyn Nets 106-87 on April 3.Alexis Ajinca added 16 for the Pelicans as the Nets lost their fifth straight game.Sean Kilpatrick led the Nets with 15 points. Henry Sims and Markel Brown each had 12 for the Nets.Thomas Robinson recorded his fourth straight double-double with 11 points and 15 rebounds.Both teams started off poorly as New Orleans missed its first seven shots and didn’t score until the 6:24 mark of the first quarter. Brooklyn shot 4-for-25 to start the game.The Pelicans attacked the rim and finished with 60 points in the paint and wound up shooting 55 percent.(MICHAEL SCOTTO)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Kyrgios Accuses Officials of “Rigging” Match at Queen’s Club (Video)

first_imgLONDON — Nick Kyrgios swore at officials and accused them of “rigging” his first-round match at the Queen’s Club grass-court tournament in his latest outburst.The outspoken Australian, who went on to win the match, launched an expletive-ridden rant at umpire Fergus Murphy after missing a set point against Roberto Carballes Baena, claiming his Spanish opponent had double-faulted.After Murphy issued a code violation for unsportsmanlike conduct, Kyrgios continued his tirade, saying “it’s a joke, man. It’s a serious joke” and adding: “Like, your hat looks ridiculous, also. It’s not even sunny.”After another point, Kyrgios said: “The ball was this far out on the second serve. I’m going. I’m not going to give 100% when I’ve got linesmen rigging the game, I don’t want to play.“You wonder why I don’t try half the time. Literally the set had finished, he double-faulted. Why am I playing at 5-5? Absolute joke.”Later in the match, Kyrgios then berated himself for hitting a poor lob to gift Carballes Baena a point and made reference to a computer game.“So lazy, do something, so lazy you are,” he said to himself. “You were playing FIFA until 3 a.m., what do you expect?”In the final game, Kyrgios — at 40-0 down — began returning from just outside the service line.He still won 7-6 (4), 6-3.But he lost his second-round match a few hours later, 6-7(4), 7-6 (3), 7-5 to Felix Auger-Aliassime.___TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Solid Sands: SuperTest with native Windows support and requirements traceability for C and C++

first_imgSolid Sands announced the latest update to its SuperTest Mondrian release. This significant update adds a raft of new features, including out-of-the-box installation into Windows environments, direct traceability of pass/fail test results back to specific constructs for a range of C and C++ language variants, and a new Python-based test driver. It also features support for the Bounds-Checking Interfaces in C11 Annex K, easy integration of test reports into Jenkins continuous integration (CI) tools and numerous improvements and additions to its language and library suites.Previous versions of SuperTest utilized a POSIX shell for scripting the compiler-under-test and its execution environment. Today’s update now also provides a native Windows installer and comes with test-driver interfaces in both POSIX and Python.Update #3 to the SuperTest Mondrian release also contains a new requirements traceability feature that links individual compiler test results directly back to the C and C++ language constructs that initiated them. Different variants of the language have different section and subsection numbering, which can make it difficult to pinpoint the exact C or C++ language constructs that a compiler fails to implement properly. Mapping individual test results to the section/subsection of the relevant language specification, and layering this on top of SuperTest’s unique test coverage and fine-grain reporting, offers the unprecedented ability to identify and deal with compiler errors – a facility that is equally useful to both compiler and application developers. Mappings are currently available for C90, C99 and C++03. Mappings for other C-language variants are in the pipeline.Update #3 to the SuperTest Mondrian release also includes numerous improvements and additions to SuperTest’s language and library suites.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software Continue Reading Previous How embedded projects run into trouble: Jack’s Top Ten CountdownNext ST: Sigfox Monarch-ready solution enables seamless IoT worldwide connectivitylast_img read more

Syslogic: new touch panel computer optimized for automation

first_img Continue Reading Previous Solid Sands: SuperTest helping Graphcore accelerate the future of AINext ON Semi: RSL10 sensor development kit for power-optimised IoT applications Last year, Syslogic unveiled its 10.1-inch touchscreen PCs from the Industrial series. Now the company raises the bar once more and presents a streamlined version. The touch panel computer is the first HMI system in the C-Series. It has been precisely tailored to automation. Later this year, a 12-inch and 15.6-inch panel computer, both in widescreen format, will follow.The C-Series, which also includes box PCs besides the touchscreen computers, is suitable for use in 80 percent of standard automation applications. This goal was the focus of R&D right from the start. The result is an HMI system that is optimized in terms of cost and technology for standard automation applications. No compromises were made in terms of industrial standards. The new C-Series HMI system with 10.1-inch widescreen display features an IP65 front. Thanks to the Projected Capacitive Touch (PCT) technology, the panel PC is intuitive to use and supports multi-touch. Like all Syslogic devices, the touchscreen PC does not require easily breakable fans, since it is passively cooled. The platform uses proven Intel Atom processors from the ApolloLake series (x7-E3950 or x5-E3930). This platform strikes the perfect balance between computing power and low power consumption and is therefore popular in modern embedded systems. The C-Series touchscreen PC is designed for 24/7 operation and offers durability and ruggedness at an attractive price. Another important selling point for automation specialists is the ease of installation. Counter frame and gasket seals are included. Moreover, as with all embedded and HMI systems, Syslogic guarantees above-average availability.For simple system integration, Syslogic provides an Ethernet and Mini DisplayPort interface as well as two USB-3 interfaces. The C-Series HMI system also ships with a preconfigured operating system. You can choose from any of the common industrial operating systems. The newest environments include Windows 10 Enterprise 2019 LTSC and Debian 9.Syslogic manufactures the Box PCs and HMI systems from the C-Series as standard units in large quantities. Accordingly, customers receive uncompromising industrial products that offer a compelling price/performance ratio.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules last_img read more

Indian girl creates World Cup history as Brazil keep their campaign alive

first_imgNathania John K from Tamil Nadu on Friday became India’s first-ever ball-girl at a World Cup when she led the Brazil team on to the field for their Group E encounter against Costa Rica at St. Petersburg.Earlier, 10-year-old Rishi Tej carried the ball to the field on June 18 for the game between Belgium and Panama to become India’s first-ever ball-boy at a World Cup.Both the kids are the two designated Official Match Ball Carriers (OMBC) for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia from India.2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: FULL COVERAGEUnder the FIFA OMBC programme, 64 school kids from various countries, including two from India, get this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to not only watch a World Cup match but actually walk alongside some of the biggest names in world football.11-year-old Nathania is the lone girl to make it to the top after beating competition from 50 boys and impressing everyone with her footballing skills in the campaign organised by FIFA’s official partner KIA Motors.Meanwhile, Philippe Coutinho and Neymar scored two extra-time goals to give Brazil a 2-0 victory over Costa Rica.Englishman sails, Indian cycles to Russia to see their heroesCoutinho scored in the 91st minute as he stabbed home from barely six metres to the goal and then Neymar followed it up with a volley six minutes later to seal the deal and help Brazil go on top of Group E with 4 points.It was tragedy for Costa Rica, ranked 23rd in the world. They had held the five-time champions 0-0 when six minutes were added at the end of the 90th and were looking like getting away with a point. However, their resiliance broke and after conceding two goals in seven minutes, they are now knocked out of the World Cup.advertisementlast_img read more

Indian Army Tata Safari spotted testing in Lucknow

first_imgThere have been numerous reports of the Tata Safari Storme Army Edition being tested on the Indian roads. Now the initial deliveries of the Safari Storme have started, out of the original order of 3,192 units, which was passed through a tender process, beating the Mahindra Scorpio. The Tata Safari Storme Army edition has been provided to the army in a 5-door body style with a hard-top roof.The Tata Safari Storme Army edition made its first official debut at the Defence Expo held in Chennai in 2018. The army spec Safari Storme sports a matte green paint scheme. Interestingly the army spec Safari Storme does not get any chrome bits/accents anywhere on the exterior area. Also, chrome bits and accents on the interior of the Safari Storm Army edition has been painted green. In terms of equipment, the army-spec Safari Storme gets blacked out headlamps, heavy duty hooks at the back, jerry can holder in the rear fender, green wheel caps, auxiliary lights, and a bonnet mounted antenna.On the inside, the interior looks similar to a standard Safari Storme and gets a beige color scheme, and flexible map lights on the front and rear.The Tata Safari Storme army spec is powered by a 2.2-litre diesel engine which churns out 154bhp of power and 400Nm of torque. The powertrain is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission with a torque on demand transfer case.Image: Rushlanelast_img read more

On birthday, Chhetri named ‘Asian Icon’ by AFC, gets praise for rivalling Ronaldo, Messi

first_imgNew Delhi, Aug 3 (PTI) Talismanic Indian football captain Sunil Chhetri was today named an ‘Asian Icon’ by the game’s continental governing body on his 34th birthday and received effusive praise for rivalling the world’s greatest players of his generation in scoring goals. Chhetri is currently the highest goal-scoring active Asian player with 64 strikes from 101 matches and third in the world after superstars Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) made his birthday a memorable one by presenting, on its official page, a throwback of his life and career and the best moments on the field, when he played for India and his clubs, beginning from 2005 in a match against Pakistan. “In the era of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, to be the third highest scoring international footballer in the world is no mean feat, and for an Asian player to be within one goal of Messi’s 65 goals for a national team is a record our latest inductee to the ‘Asian Icons’ list should be proud of,” the AFC wrote. “As he turns 34 today, we celebrate the career of Sunil Chhetri, India’s most capped player and all-time top goal scorer.” Describing Chhetri as one of Asia’s greatest footballers, the AFC said, “In a cricket-mad nation, Chhetri was raised in a footballing family, where his father represented the Indian Army team while his mother and aunt were international footballers for Nepal.” “Chhetri caught the football fever, but never imagined how far he would go. Little did the India captain know he would go on to surpass a century of caps and score 21 more international goals since 2015 to rival the world’s greatest players of the generation and lead his nation to a fourth AFC Asian Cup in their history with four goals in the qualifiers,” the AFC said.advertisement The AFC said even at 34, “Chhetri is showing no signs of slowing down, recently signing a new contract that will keep him at Bengaluru FC until 2021. January’s AFC Asian Cup in the UAE is the next stop for Chhetri who is looking forward to rubbing shoulders with Asia’s finest once more. “A journey that would take Chhetri to become one of Indian and Asian footballs greats started when he signed for Mohun Bagan in 2002.” Chhetri has played for eight Indian clubs in the domestic top-flight. Beginning from Mohun Bagan, he has played for JCT, East Bengal, Dempo, Chirag United, Churchill Brothers, Mumbai City and Bengaluru FC. He had stints at Kansas City Wizards at the Major League Soccer in the United States and Sporting CP in Portugal. He has won the AFC Challenge Cup (2008), SAFF Cup (2011, 2016) and I-League (2010, 2013, 2014, 2016). His birthday is celebrated as Football Delhi Day by the state body of the game in Delhi where he now resides. Chhetri played his 100th international match for India against Kenya in June during the four-nation Intercontinental Cup in Mumbai. After India’s first match during that tournament, he made an unprecedented appeal to the country’s sports fans to turn up in numbers and support the national football team through a video on his Twitter handle. Chhetri began his international career with a bang as he marked his debut (against Pakistan) with a goal he cherished to this day. “That goal always comes to my mind when asked about my favourite goal,” he reminisced. “It was against Pakistan, in Pakistan, and I was 19 or 20, and on my debut. It will always be special to me. There are a few great moments that also spring to mind but the 2008 AFC Challenge Cup when I scored a hat-trick against Tajikistan in the final (to progress to 2011 AFC Asian Cup) was very sweet.” PTI PDS PM PM PMlast_img read more

Hriday Hazarika shoots gold in 10m air rifle junior ISSF World Championship

first_imgIndia’s young shooters continued to shine on the seventh day of the ISSF World Championship in Changwon on Friday.Hriday Hazarika notched up a gold medal in the 10m air rifle junior men’s event of the shooting championship.Hazarika, the lone Indian to qualify for the final with a score of 627.3, was tied with Iran’s Mohammed Amir Nekounam on 250.1 once the field was pruned to the regulation top eight.A thrilling shoot-off decided the gold medalist of the 10m Air Rifle Men Junior event. #ISSFWCH pic.twitter.com/D8h3fpzoRXISSF (@ISSF_Shooting) September 7, 2018But the 17-year-old Indian claimed the top honours after prevailing in a shoot-off at the prestigious International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) tournament.The bronze went to Russia’s Grigorii Shamakov, who managed a score of 228.6 in the final.The Indian team, comprising Hazarika, Divyansh Panwar and Arjun Babuta, finished fourth with a combined total of 1872.3.There was disappointment for the country in the senior men’s 50m rifle three position competition as none of the Indians in fray managed to make the cut for the finals.16 yr old HRIDAY HAZARIKA is the new JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPION in 10m Air Rifle ????Hriday shot a score of 250.1 in the finals & won the Gold in a thrilling shoot off!! #ISSFWCHOGQ is very proud to support Hriday!Congrats @OfficialNRAI @Media_SAI & coach Deepak Dubey ?? pic.twitter.com/SlAECKlWOjOGQ (@OGQ_India) September 7, 2018JUNIOR WOMEN SHOOTERS SET NEW RECORDThe women’s 10m air rifle team of Elavenil Valarivan (631), Shreya Agarwal (628.5) and Manini Kaushik (621.2) then produced a sensational performance to total 1880.7 for a gold with a world record score.advertisementThe score by Elavenil, a junior world cup gold-medallist, was also a new junior world record.SENIORS DISAPPOINTAsian Games silver-medallist Sanjeev Rajput was the lowest-placed Indian at 58th with a score of 1158.Swapnil Kusale was 55th with a score of 1161 while Akhil Sheoran took the 44th position with 1167.The Indian team, comprising the trio, ended 11th with a total of 3503.(With inputs from PTI)last_img read more

ISL: Sourav Ganguly backs ATK to lift title this season

first_imgFormer India cricket captain Sourav Ganguly and co-owner of Indian Super League side ATK, hopes the team will rise afresh after a forgettable last season.The two-time champions looked completely out of sorts in the last season finishing a dismal ninth, its worst-ever performance since the inception of the league.This season ATK have made their intentions clear roping in Steve Coppell, who had guided Kerala Blasters to a runners-up finish in his first season, and took debutants Jamshedpur FC to a creditable fifth place in the previous edition.”To all, this is the new film of the season, hopefully it will bring us luck and we will have a good year. Our record at Hero ISL is phenomenal, yes it wasn’t a great last year but we will surely turn it around this time,” Ganguly said on the sidelines of a promotional shoot.Season five of ISL will kick off with ATK taking on Kerala Blasters FC on September 29 at the Saltlake Stadium.last_img read more

Nokia 7.1 Plus launch expected on October 4: Specs, price and everything we know so far

first_imgHMD Global is holding an event on October 4 in London where the company will announce a new Nokia smartphone. Up until a week ago, we would have assumed that the phone could be the flagship Nokia 9 with five rear cameras, but reports now say that HMD is delaying the device until February next year. The only other phone we have been hearing about lately is the the Nokia X7 aka Nokia 7.1 Plus. The third phone in the Nokia X-series is expected to be the successor to the Nokia 7 Plus and rumoured to be the most powerful mid-range phone from the company yet.The Nokia 7.1 Plus has been leaked multiple times over the past few weeks. While some renders suggest a design language similar to the Nokia 6.1 Plus, other live images seem to suggest even bezels like the Nokia 7 Plus before. While we wait for HMD to start teasing the upcoming Nokia phone, here’s a quick recap of everything we know about the Nokia 7.1 Plus.– Talking about the design, it is largely suggested that the Nokia 7.1 Plus will look similar to the Nokia 6.1 Plus and 5.1 Plus in order to keep some consistency in the X-series. Renders posted by MySmartPrice show us an edge-to-edge display with a notch and chin. The notch will likely be as small as the one on the 6.1 Plus. Meanwhile, the phone will be covered with glass on the front and back, perhaps Gorilla Glass 4 or higher. Renders also reveal a vertical dual camera setup on the back with a fingerprint sensor just below. If true, the would be a stark contrast to the Nokia 7 Plus (Review) which offers a 18:9 display on the front and a metal unibody back with a smooth ceramic coating.advertisement– A notched display means the Nokia 7.1 Plus will come with smaller bezels all around and could sport a bigger display compared to the Nokia 6.1 Plus. We expect a 6.0-inch FHD+ display, which would be similar to the Nokia 7 Plus, but in a more compact form factor. The resolution is said to be 1080×2280 and the aspect ratio will be 19:9.– The dual camera setup on the back will likely have Zeiss branding on it as per the renders posted by MySmartPrice. The Nokia 6.1 Plus and 5.1 Plus do not come with Zeiss lenses, but given that the Nokia 7 Plus did have the branding, it’s safe to assume the same will be true for the 7.1 Plus as well. As of now, the configuration of the sensors on board is still unknown, but we expect a bump from the Nokia 7 Plus. To recall, the Nokia 7 Plus comes with a 12-megapixel primary sensor with f/1.75 lens and Dual Pixel autofocus, and a 13-megapixel telephoto lens with 2x optical zoom. On the front, the device sports a 16-megapixel selfie snapper.– The Nokia 7 Plus comes with a Snapdragon 660 chipset, which is a pretty powerful mid-range processor. Rumours suggest the Nokia 7.1 Plus will take thing a notch higher with the Snapdragon 710 processor, which would make it HMD’s most powerful mid-range phone yet. The device could also come with up to 6GB of RAM and up to 128GB of internal storage.– We also expect a bigger battery capacity inside the Nokia 7.1 Plus, although nothing has been revealed as yet. The Nokia 7 Plus comes with a pretty solid 3,800mAH battery, which promises up to 2 days of battery life. It’s also a possibility the HMD will downgrade the battery to say 3,500mAh in order to keep the weight of the device lighter. Rumours also say the upcoming phone will support 18W fast charging.– Much like every other Nokia phone from Nokia 3.1 and upwards this year, the Nokia 7.1 Plus will also be an Android One phone. This means pure, stock Android experience out-of-the-box with monthly security updates for three years. Given the timing of the launch, we hope the Nokia 7.1 Plus will ship with Android 9 Pie.– The Nokia 7.1 Plus will most likely come to India by the end of the year. While HMD is yet to confirm anything, the company has brought every smartphone in its portfolio to the country so it’s unlikely it’s going to leave out the Nokia 7.1 Plus. As for the pricing, we expect the phone to cost around Rs 25,000 in India, similar to the Nokia 7 Plus.last_img read more

Honda picks up 10 teenagers from North East for racing event

first_imgGuwahati, Oct 4 (PTI) Japanese two-wheeler major Honda Thursday said it has picked up 10 teenagers from North East for the final round to select 20 riders from India for training in their racing academy.       The Japanese company’s wholly-owned subsidiary Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) is currently organising talent hunt competitions across various cities to select these 20 riders.       “It gives us immense pleasure to announce that we have shortlisted 10 young riders from the talent hunt event in Aizawl, where youths from across North East participated. These youths will be taken to Chennai for the final round in November,” HMSI Vice President (Brand and Communication) Prabhu Nagaraj said.       HMSI organised the talent hunt exercise in North East at Aizawl, where 35 riders from across the region in the age group of 13-18 years took part.       The 10 shortlisted candidates from Aizawl will go for the final round of selection in Chennai, where Honda will train the youths in association with Ten10 Racing Training Academy.       “The shortlisted riders of Aizawl round will be groomed by India’s best racing experts in Ten10 Racing Training Academy in the Madras Motor Sports Track. Following this, the best of these young racers from the second test in Chennai track will compete with India’s best riders in the Honda Talent Cup at national level,” Ten10 Racing Team Proprietor Ramji Govindrajan said.       Through this nation-wide event — IDEMITSU Honda India Talent Hunt — the company aims to identify 20 young riders having the potential to become the future Indian icon in global racing, he added.      advertisement The company has so far completed such talent hunt exercises in three cities — Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad.       After Aizawl, it will further travel to six other cities — Bhubaneswar, Delhi-NCR, Bhopal, Vadodara, Pune and Coimbatore — to explore the young talented racers of the country. PTI TR MKJlast_img read more