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Sikh soccer fan racially targeted due to skin colour in UK

first_imgLondon, Jun 26 (PTI) A Sikh football fan has been targeted in a vile and racist letter due to his “skin colour” after he put up British flags on his shop window, according to media reports.Gagan, 31, received the anonymous letter last week which claimed he should not support for England during the World Cup because he is Indian – and it is ‘betraying the Asian community’, The Sun reported.The manager of GMS Heating & Plumbing was accused of forgetting his motherland and his skin colour in the poison pen letter.He raised the flag for the first time last Wednesday at the store in Ilford, East London, and received the note the following day.”You have put (the) wrong flag outside your shop when you have come from India. Have you forgot your skin colour? You should put the Pakistan flag outside your shop not British,” the letter said.Bizarrely, the letter also addressed as ‘Dear Uncle’, according to Gagan, was filled with spelling mistakes of grammatical errors, as well as the hateful content.”If National Front skinheads saw this flag outside they will kick you back to India without your trousers on,” the letter said.The defiant business owner said his father immediately went out to purchase four more flags after opening the letter.He said: “We’re just trying to have some fun and people want to ruin it by saying it should not be done. It should be done.””I find this mentality really stupid to be honest – what we cant support the country that we’re living in?advertisementThe business owner said they always put out St George flags for major sporting events and refuse to back down.”We have lived in this country for around 40 years and we love this country otherwise we would not be here,” he said.”Supporting England during the football is enjoyable and all part of the fun – and some people seem to think it is wrong for us to do because we are Indian?” England trounced Panama 6-1 in a group stage match on Sunday to enter the Round of 16. PTI AMS AKJ AMSAMSlast_img read more

Wimbledon 2018: Serena Williams to face Julia Goerges in semi-finals

first_imgSerena Williams came from a set down to beat Italian Camila Giorgi 3-6 6-3 6-4 in a well-faught Wimbledon quarter-final on Tuesday at Centre Court.For the first time in the tournament the 36-year-old was seriously challenged as unseeded Giorgi, playing in her first Grand Slam quarter-final, fought fire with fire to claim the opening set on Centre Court.The 36-year-old saw a serious challenge for the first time in this year’s Wimbledon from the unseeded Giorgi, who was playing her first Grand Slam quarters. The Italian played fiercely and claimed the opening set but the seasoned American was too experienced and faught back well to take the next two sets and set up a semis clash with Julia Goerges.Earlier, Germany’s Goerges had defeated Kiki Bertens 3-6 7-5 6-1 to reach her first major Grand Slam semi-final. The 13th seed ended Bertens’ giant-killing run after faltering in the first set.Angelique Kerber, Jelena Ostapenko set up semi-final clashCOMEBACK VICTORY FOR SERENAWilliams responded to losing the first set by raising the intensity level and began striking the ball with ferocious power to break Giorgi’s serve for the first time on her way to levelling the match.World number 52 Giorgi dropped serve to love early in the decider but hung in gamely to at least make Williams serve to reach her 35th Grand Slam semi-final and 11th at Wimbledon.Once again, Serena reigns supreme on Centre Court!@serenawilliams marches on…#Wimbledon pic.twitter.com/meRl9qB0l7Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 10, 2018Williams stepped up to the line at 5-4 and brought up match point with an ace before completing victory when Giorgi could only push a forehand into the net.advertisement”Every time I play Giorgi she always plays that level so I knew going in it would not be an easy match,” Williams, who will face German 13th seed Julia Goerges in the semi-finals, said shortly after walking off court.”After the first set I said ‘okay let’s go three sets’, I just kept fighting.”Williams is playing only her fourth tournament since returning to the Tour after giving birth to daughter Alexis Olympia nine months ago and arrived with a ranking of 181, although she was bumped up to 25th seed.After claiming a 19th consecutive match win at the tournament she won in 2015 and 2016 but missed last year, she said she still had a way to go to regain her top level.But with none of the top eight seeds left in the draw she is now a huge favourite to claim a 24th Grand Slam title and move level with Margaret Court on the all-time list.”I feel good, I felt like I did better today, I had to, but this is only my fourth tournament back so I don’t feel any pressure and have to win this,” she said.”I’m here just to prove that I’m back, and I feel like I’m back.”GEORGES ENDS BERTENS’ DREAM RUNA brilliant comeback victory…Serena Williams awaits @juliagoerges in the #Wimbledon semi-finals pic.twitter.com/alLqfq6p9uWimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 10, 2018The two often go out for dinner together when they are playing at the same tournaments but there was no room for sharing any friendly banter as both eyed a place in the last four of the most famous tennis tournament.Dutchwoman Bertens, who had gained an appetite for eating up higher-ranked players having beaten ninth seed Venus Williams and number seven Karolina Pliskova over the past week, appeared well on her way to swallowing up another when she won the first set against Goerges.She also recovered from 4-1 down in the second to level up proceedings but Goerges kept on believing to subdue her pal and she booked a semi-final date with Serena Williams after watching a lunging Bertens roll the ball into the net on match point.Goerges’ win kept alive the possibility of Wimbledon staging an all-German women’s final on Saturday as twice major winner Angelique Kerber takes on Latvia’s Jelena Ostapenko in the other semi.The #Wimbledon ladies’ semi-finals are set.@serenawilliams vs @juliagoerges @AngeliqueKerber vs @JelenaOstapenk8Who do you see reaching the final? pic.twitter.com/1PBXxwceFvWimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 10, 2018(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more

Comcast drops bid for 21st Century Fox assets, letting Disney win

first_imgWashington, Jul 19 (AFP) Cable and media giant Comcast today said it is pulling out of the bidding war with Walt Disney Co for film and television operations of Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox. Comcast said in a statement it would instead focus on acquiring the European pay TV operator Sky, shifting its stand on how it approaches the latest round of consolidation in the media-entertainment sector. The move by Comcast effectively ensures that Disney will be able to complete its USD 71.3 billion tie-up with Fox that creates a new powerhouse in the sector as Murdoch slims down his media empire. “Comcast does not intend to pursue further the acquisition of the Twenty-First Century Fox assets and, instead, will focus on our recommended offer for Sky,” said a statement from group which is the leading US cable operator and also owns NBC Universal. Both Comcast and Disney had been coveting the prized assets being sold by Murdoch, which include the Fox studios in Hollywood and important film and television production operations. At the same time, the two giants have been aiming to take control of Sky, the British-based pay TV operator in which Fox holds a 39 per cent stake. Disney launched its offer for Fox’s assets last December at USD 52.4 billion as Murdoch and his family announced they would reorganise to focus on Fox News, the Fox broadcast network and some sports operations. Comcast made its bid of USD 65 billion in June, aiming to capitalise on what was seen as an easier regulatory path after AT&T successfully defended an antitrust challenge to its acquisition of media-entertainment group Time Warner. (AFP) SCYSCYadvertisementlast_img read more

10.or set to launch a new smartphone in India on August 22, will be Amazon exclusive

first_img10.or (Tenor) is a company that entered India not so long ago and has been focused on building good phones at affordable prices. Until now, the smartphone manufacturer has launched three phones in India. Starting off with 10.or G, followed by 10.or E and the 10.or D. The company is all gearing up to launch a new smartphone in India on August 22. 10.or, however, is yet to reveal the name of the handset.10.or has already started teasing the upcoming smartphone and has confirmed that it is going to be an Amazon Exclusive product. The new 10.or or Tenor phone has also been listed on the Amazon India website. 10.or has also posted a teaser for the upcoming phone. In the teaser, 10.or has revealed that the upcoming 10.or phone will come with a 5.45-inch HD+ screen with an aspect ratio of 18:9. This means that the new 10.or phone will be much bigger than the 10.or D which comes with a 5.2-inch display.The teaser also mentions that the upcoming 10.or phone will deliver a “widescreen viewing experience” and will have a “sharp eye for detail”. This means that for the upcoming phone 10.or is touting its display and the camera. Looks like the camera of the new 10.or phone will be so good that it will be capable of capturing minute details. The teaser doesn’t reveal any further detail about the upcoming 10.or phone.We know you’ve been waiting for what’s next and it’s finally here!Stay tuned for the full reveal on 22 August. Get ready for a new smartphone experience Created By Us, #DefinedByYou! #CraftedForAmazon #AmazonExclusive pic.twitter.com/4RuH4oA1Qvadvertisement10.or (@10orIndia) August 16, 2018Considering 10.or has already been focused on bringing budget segment phones, the company will follow the same with the new smartphone too. The last phone from 10.or is the 10.or D which sells for a starting price of Rs 4,999 for the 2 GB RAM+16 GB storage. While the price of the 3GB RAM + 32GB storage goes up to Rs 5,999. The 10.or D comes with a 5.2 inch HD screen, Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 quad-core processor and a 3500 mAh battery which according to the company is capable of delivering up to two days of battery life. On the camera front, the 10.or D comes with a 13MP camera on the rear panel coupled with LED flash. On the front, the phone sports a 5MP camera.last_img read more

India vs England: ‘Kohli sublime as batsman but not so hot as captain’

first_imgVirat Kohli and Team India failed to get over the line in Southampton as England won the fourth Test by 60 runs on Sunday to take an unassailable 3-1 lead in the five-match series.For the second time in the year, India went close to winning an overseas series but were unable to finish the job at hand. Kohli, in his post-match press conference said, “When you come so close, there is an art of crossing the line as well, which we will have to learn.” Indeed!For both England and India, their top order has averaged around 27, but it is the contribution of England’s lower-order that has made the difference. The average contribution of England’s last five wickets this Test series has been a staggering 29.22. Compare that to India’s lower order average of 17.35 and one can gauge this unit’s over-dependence on Kohli.Leaving aside the series loss for Kohli, he achieved a personal milestone on Sunday as he completed 4000 runs in Test cricket as captain. Kohli is the fastest to reach the landmark among all the 10 captains who have managed this feat.India vs England 4th Test: HIGHLIGHTS | REPORT | SCORECARDOn Sunday, though, with a day to spare, England wrapped up the series. England had earlier won the first Test at Edgbaston by 31 runs and then crushed the visitors by an innings and 159 runs in the second Test at Lord’s.India, got back in the series with a 203-run victory in the third Test at Trent Bridge, only to falter in the fourth Test and hand the series to England.advertisementREAD – Pushed England to earn victories, did not lose easy: Virat Kohli after series lossTwitter was unforgiving towards the Indian cricket team and Kohli. A Twitter user ‘@ashenai’ gave his assessment of the Indian performance and lauded Kohli for his batting but criticised his captaincy.Curran has been the game/series changer. He is my Player of the series.For India, the seamers have been the shining light.Kohli sublime as batsman but not so hot as Captain.Pant has ways to go before he can be a Test keeper.Pandya – inconsistent #EngvIndashenai (@ashenai) September 3, 2018Openers – one game they showed up we won. India’s biggest need. More than AI engineers.Coach – IndvAus – Kohli’s worst season as batsman. Out in 4th Test. India win that Test & series after being down 0-1 after 1st Test.That’s coaching – Shastri is just bluster#ENGvINDashenai (@ashenai) September 3, 2018Former England captain Michael Vaughan and Aakash Chopra particularly pointed out the difference between the lower-order contribution from both the teams with the latter saying, India already knew of the gap and had to fill it with their top order.From 36 for 4 in the 1st Innings to Win by so many is some performance … Sam Curran deserves a lot of the credit as do all the bowlers who have been outstanding this week .. & the catching ??#EngvIndMichael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) September 2, 2018Lower order contribution is indeed the difference between the two teams…but that was known to us and couldnt have been matched. India had to score their runs with the top order…didnt happen often enough. #EngvIndAakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) September 2, 2018Sam Curran was in for special praise from all corners after a gritty batting display and useful contributions with the ball, playing the perfect all-rounder character for England, alongside Ben Stokes.Also read – Virat Kohli gutted as India lose Test series: We were not good enoughAll this team gives is HOPE, whether it was 2014 or 2018, always so near yet so far. I have already given up for the Australian series too, waha bhi ek Sam Curran nikal kar aayega aur aisa hee rulaayega?? #ENGvINDSameer Allana (@HitmanCricket) September 2, 2018India lost this series to a 20 year old kid. Sam C, you little beauty! #ENGvINDRavi Maestri (@ravimaestri) September 2, 2018Moeen Ali picked a total of nine wickets in the Southampton Test on a pitch that was assisting the spinners. However, India’s premier spinner Ravichandran Ashwin barely managed three wickets in the entirety of the Test and Sanjay Manjrekar termed this difference as the turnaround of fortunes.There is never one factor that decides the result of a Test. But in the final essay the difference between Moeen & Ashwin proved to be the difference between the two sides.#ENGvINDSanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) September 2, 2018England outspin India in England……didnt see this coming. Mooen Ali, take a bow ????? #ENDvINDAakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) September 2, 2018Taking twenty wickets is almost essential to win a Test…but that alone isn’t enough. Since the tour to SA, Indian bowlers have dismissed the opposition twice in 6 overseas Tests but still, have lost four of them. #EngvIndadvertisementAakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) September 3, 2018Many felt that this was a golden chance for India to beat England at home — an opportunity they will rue missing.To push England this hard in conditions loaded in their favourparticularly at Lord’s& after losing four tosses is testament to the quality of this Indian team. Twice letting England off from 86-6 will mean this series will feel like a golden opportunity missed. #EngvIndFreddie Wilde (@fwildecricket) September 2, 2018There will be a lot of talk about well done, being competitive, this n that. But at the end of the day We have lost another overseas series. Batting Blues. @being brutally honest. #ENGvINDAmol Muzumdar (@amolmuzumdar11) September 2, 2018Fantastic test match ..congratulations England ..virat kohli an absolute standout .and for me Kumara Dharmasena was fantastic in these conditions …best umpire @cricketsrilanka @BCCI @bhogleharshaSourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) September 2, 2018Also a good reminder that England didn’t win a single game in india and lost by an innings twice.Reason why one team is ranked no. 5 and other no. 1.India are not a great test side yet but they are better than everyone else out there so deservedly no. 1#ENGvINDcricket freak (@cricloverakku) September 2, 2018Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane’s gritty fifties on Day 4 went in vain as India lost the match by 60 runs. England had set India a target of 245 after getting bowled out for 271 in their second innings early on day 4.India in reply, got off to a poor start as KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara and Shikhar Dhawan departed in quick succession to leave the team reeling at 22 for 3 in the first session.READ – England win series vs India: Ben Stokes, Sam Curran savour special dayCaptain Kohli and vice-captain Rahane then started the rebuilding process for India and steadied the innings with a dogged 101-run partnership off 254 balls for the fourth wicket.But India’s innings fell apart once Kohli fell for 58 to Moeen Ali at the stroke of tea. After Kohli’s departure, India lost their last seven wickets for just 61 runs in 19 overs. India crumbled and England walked away as masters of their conditions.last_img read more

Malaika Arora flaunts toned abs in sports bra and shorts at the gym

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Six Machine turns 37: Five elements that make Chris Gayle who he is

first_imgThe Universe Boss aka Chris Gayle, who has made a significant mark in the cricket world, turned 37 on Wednesday. On this occasion, here are a few things that make ‘the Six Machine’ who he is, from his best innings to the controversies surrounding him.Here is a list of highs and lows of the Carribean player, both on and off field:1. 175 runs for Royal Challengers BangaloreIt was Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Pune Warriros match of IPL 2013 that Gayle not only shattered records but delivered innings that he is most remembered by.Gayle holds the record of the highest individual score in T20 format at 175 in a mere 66 balls. The closest that any batsman managed to reach is Brendon McCullum at 158 for Kolkata, followed by AB de Villiers at 133.He not only smashed the fastest century but also hit the most sixes, 17, by a batsman in a T20 innings, helping Royal Challengers Bangalore win the match with ease.2. Double century against Zimbabwe in World Cup 2015Gayle scored 215 runs from 147 balls. (Reuters Photo)Gayle himself termed the West Indies vs Zimbabwe match of World Cup 2015 as the best innings he ever played.Gayle shined for West Indies when he scored double century, highest by a player in World Cup. He finished on 215 from 147 balls with 10 fours and 16 sixes.The highlight of the match remains his partnership with Marlon Samuels as they made an unbeaten record of 372 runs together.3. Triple ton in Tests against South AfricaA nighmare for South Africa, Gayle smashed a magnificent 333 on day two of the first Test against Sri Lanka in 2010.advertisementHe surpassed his previous best of 317, again against South Africa at home in 2005. The record made him only the fourth man to achieve the feat twice in Test history.The score remains his highest in Test cricket till date.4. ‘Don’t blush, baby’ controversy Gayle sparked controversy during the Big Bash this year. (Twitter Photo)In probably one of his biggest controversies that took place in January, 2016, Gayle faced backlash for openly asking a Channel 10 female reporter, Mel McLaughlin, out on a date during a interview.”I wanted to see your eyes for the first time, hopefully we can win this game and then we can have a drink after as well,” he had said, before adding: “Don’t blush, baby.”Despite McLaughlin dodging the embarrassing question and Gayle describing the incident as ‘just a little fun’, the incident sparked a social media outrage.”I didn’t mean to be disrespectful and I didn’t mean it to be taken serious,” Gayle had written in his autobiography, calling himself a victim of double standards.5. Owning a ‘very, very big bat’ has gotten Gayle into troubleHe was still not forgiven for the last controversy when he sparked fresh sexism row in May after asking a female journalist if she had ever had threesome.”(I have) a very, very big bat, the biggest in the world”, he said, adding, “You think you could lift it? You’d need two hands.”Gayle reportedly passed sexist comments by saying that women should please his man when he comes home. “When he comes home, food is on the table. Serious,” although if she also works, ‘they share’ and it is down to the ‘first person home’.”last_img read more

Increasingly human-like robots spark fascination and fear

first_imgMadrid, Oct 6 (AFP) Sporting a trendy brown bob, a humanoid robot named Erica chats to a man in front of stunned audience members in Madrid.She and others like her are a prime focus of robotic research, as their uncanny human form could be key to integrating such machines into our lives, said researchers gathered this week at the annual International Conference on Intelligent Robots.”You mentioned project management. Can you please tell me more?” Erica, who is playing the role of an employer, asks the man.She may not understand the conversation, but she’s been trained to detect key words and respond to them.A source of controversy due in part to fears for human employment, the presence of robots in our daily lives is nevertheless inevitable, engineers at the conference said.The trick to making them more palatable, they added, is to make them look and act more human so that we accept them into our lives more easily.In ageing societies, “robots will coexist with humans sooner or later”, said Hiroko Kamide, a Japanese psychologist who specialises in relations between humans and robots.Welcoming robots into households or workplaces involves developing “multipurpose machines that are capable of interacting” with humans without being dangerous, said Philippe Soueres, head of the robotics department at a laboratory belonging to France’s CNRS scientific institute.As such, robots must move around “in a supple way” despite their rigid mechanics and stop what they are doing in case of any unforeseen event, he added.advertisementThat’s why people are choosing “modular systems shaped like human bodies” which are meant to easily fit into real-world environments built for humans.For instance Atlas, a humanoid robot made by Boston Dynamics, can run on different types of surfaces.In Madrid, Marc Raibert, founder of the US firm, played a video showing Atlas doing a backflip.In a sign of fears over the potential future uses for these humanoids, Amnesty International has accused Atlas, financed by an agency of the US Department of Defense, of being a “killer robot” made for future warfare.Another example of humanoids presented in Madrid is Talos, a robot made by Spanish company Pal Robotics shown testing his stability on a balance board.While it may not be the only form used for those coming into contact with humans, “it’s easier for people to accept the robots when they have human-like faces because people can expect how the robots will move, will react,” said Kamide.That’s comforting, but it also has its limits.Japanese researcher Masahiro Mori’s “uncanny valley” theory, which he developed in the 1970s, states that we react positively to robots if they have physical features familiar to us but they disturb us if they start looking too much like us.”You can’t ever make a perfect human face” and this imperfection provokes a feeling of “rejection” among humans, said Miguel Salichs, a professor at the robotics lab of Madrid’s Carlos III University.As such, he chose to fashion his robot Mini Maggie into a small cartoon animal.In Japan, robots like Erica are already used as receptionists.But for one of their makers, Hiroshi Ishiguro, a professor at Osaka University, humanoids are above all “a very important tool to understand humans”.Researchers have to think hard about the human form and how humans interact to develop robots that look like them.”We understand the humans by using robots, the importance for example of eye gazing,” said Ishiguro, who has also made robots that look like dead celebrities, or “moving statues”.He believes that humanoids are best to improve interactions between robots and humans.”The human brain that we have has many functions to recognise humans. The natural interface for the humans is the humans,” said Ishiguro.For Jurgen Schmidhuber, president of artificial intelligence start-up NNAISENSE, robots — be they humanoid or not — will be part of our future.They won’t just imitate humans but will solve problems by experimenting themselves thanks to artificial intelligence without “a human teacher,” he believes.Sitting on her chair, Erica nods her head. (AFP) CPSlast_img read more

Uber partners ICC to support Women’s World T20 tournament

first_imgNew Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) Global cab-hailing major Uber on Thursday announced its partnership with the International Cricket Council (ICC) to support the first ever standalone ICC Women’s World T20 which is going to be held in West Indies from November 9-24.The 10 countries participating in this tournament are India, Australia, Bangladesh, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and the West Indies.”We are absolutely delighted to be the first ridesharing and food delivery platform to partner with the ICC for the first ever standalone ICC Women’s World T20,” Brooks Entwistle, Chief International Business Officer at Uber said in a statement. The partnership is also focusing on community outreach programmes including sponsorships for aspiring female cricketers to celebrate women in sports, the company added. “This is a genuine partnership that is focused on our shared values. The traditional sponsorship model is changing and this collaboration is a reflection of that,” said David Richardson, CEO, ICC. –IANSrp/gb/sedlast_img read more

ISL: Farukh Choudhary strike helps Jamshedpur FC defeat Delhi Dynamos 2-1

first_imgJamshedpur FC got their chase for the Indian Super League (ISL) play-offs back on track with an excellent 2-1 comeback win against Delhi Dynamos at the Tata Sports Complex in Jamshedpur on Wednesday.Lallianzuala Chhangte opened the scoring in the 24th minute but Tim Cahill restored parity in the 29th minute with a trademark header. Jamshedpur completed the comeback after the break with a 61st minute match-winner from Farukh Choudhary.Delhi started with a bang and almost scored within seconds from kick-off. Adria Carmona played a neat one-two with Rene Mihelic outside the box and thumped a powerful shot that rattled the crossbar and went out.The visitors’ desire to take an early lead denied Jamshedpur time and space on the pitch. In the 7th minute, Marcos Tebar played a delightful ball over the top for Lallianzuala Chhangte who beat Tiri for pace but hit the ball off target.Delhi kept knocking on the doors and took the lead in the 24th minute. Narayan Das’ cross from the left flank was met by Mihelic inside the box who squared the ball for Chhangte. The pass took a deflection off Tiri and fell perfectly for Chhangte who slotted home.Jamshedpur hit back with an equaliser five minutes later. Carlos Calvo took a short corner and exchanged passes with Memo before delivering into the box for Tim Cahill who headed into the net.The hosts tried to put pressure on the Delhi defence after the break. In the 50th minute, Choudhary delivered a low cross from the right flank and with the defenders focused on Cahill’s movement inside the box, Mario Arques timed an excellent run towards the near post but failed to head the ball on target.advertisementThe creator then turned scorer in the 61st minute. Delhi failed to deal with a Carlos Calvo corner that caused panic inside the box. Marcos Tebar tried to head the air-borne ball clear but it fell to Choudhary who slammed a terrific strike into the top left corner of the net from the edge of the box.In the 70th minute, Nandhakumar Sekar failed to get the better of Robin Gurung inside the box as the ball hit the full-back’s hand. The visitors’ appeals for a penalty were waved away as the loose ball fell to Andrija Kaludjerovic whose snapshot was kept out by Subrata Paul.Kaludjerovic tried to single-handedly rescue a point for Delhi with a mazy run from the left flank. The striker skipped past a couple of challenges, entered the box and sent a forceful strike at Paul who parried the ball away and thereby, sealed a vital victory for Jamshedpur.(With IANS inputs)last_img read more

Lenovo Z5s launched with triple cameras, Z5 Pro gets Snapdragon 855, 12GB RAM in 2019

first_imgLenovo on Tuesday had a lot of smartphone announcements to make. It kicked things off with a mid-range Lenovo S5 Pro GT to succeed the S5 Pro. This brings a Snapdragon 660 chipset along with a metal unibody design and a notched display. Next was the Lenovo Z5s which brings a waterdrop display, triple rear cameras and a Snapdragon 710 chipset. Lastly, Lenovo revealed a flagship Z5 Pro model for January 2019 that rocks a Snapdragon 855 chipset and will come with 12GB of RAM.The Lenovo Z5s comes in three variants – 4GB + 64GB, 6GB + 64GB and 6GB +128GB. These are priced at CNY 1398 (approx Rs 14,430), CNY 1598 (approx Rs 16,500) and CNY 1898 (approx Rs 19,500), respectively. The phone will come in Honey Orange, Gray and Titanium Crystal Blue and will go on sale later this month in China.Meanwhile, the souped up new Z5 Pro will be out in January and will be offered in four configurations – 6GB + 128GB, 8GB + 128GB, 8GB + 256GB and 12GB + 512GB. The prices are CNY 2698 (approx Rs 27,800), CNY 2998 (approx Rs 30,900), CNY 3998 (approx Rs 41,200) and CNY 4398 (approx Rs 45,300), respectively. There is no word yet on whether the Z5s and Z5 Pro will be launching globally as of now.Lenovo Z5sThe Lenovo Z5s comes a month after the Z5 Pro slider smartphone. As a flagship smartphone brings a premium design language that includes a 2.5D glass protection on the back that meets a slim metal frame with chamfered edges. The front sees an immersive 6.3-inch FHD+ (2340×1080) display with a droplet notch a very thin chin on the bottom. Lenovo says the Z5s offers a 92.6 per cent screen-to-body ratio and a 19.5:9 aspect ratio.advertisementThe glass back sees a triple camera system placed vertically on the top left corner. There’s also a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor placed near the center. The Lenovo Z5s gets a P2i coating that makes it water resistant. Apart from a speaker grille and a Type-C port on the bottom, the Z5s also sees the presence of a 3.5mm headphone jack.The Lenovo Z5s runs on a Snapdragon 710 AIE Turbo chipset. Lenovo is claiming the chipset is optimised for improved gaming experience with improved frame rate and reduced latency. The phone also offers a Game Turbo mode that bumps up gaming performance and graphics. The Z5s houses a 3,300mAh battery that supports 18W fast charging. It ships with ZUI 10 based on Android 9 Pie.One of the highlights of the Lenovo Z5s is its AI-powered triple cameras on the back. The system consists of a 16MP primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture, an 8MP secondary sensor with f/2.4 aperture and 2x optical zoom, and a third 5MP sensor for depth shots. Lenovo is touting lossless image quality thanks to AI. The cameras promise to deliver great quality photos in daylight and low-light scenarios. Housed in the waterdrop notch on the front is a 16MP selfie camera with 2.0 micron pixels.Lenovo Z5 Pro (2019)Lenovo surprised everyone by announcing its first Snapdragon 855-powered smartphone. The 2019 version of the Z5 Pro will sport the next-gen Qualcomm chipset which clocks at 2.84GHz and is based on a 7nm process. What adds a touch of crazy here is that this is the first smartphone in the world to come with 12GB of RAM. This variant will be offered with 512GB of internal storage. Lenovo Z5 ProThe phone will continue to keep the slider design of this year’s Z5 Pro, which means the display will not see a notch of any kind. The front camera will be hidden in the slider mechanism. So what you get is a near bezel-less 6.39-inch FHD+ AMOLED display on the front that offers over 95 per cent screen-to-body ratio and HDR 10 support.The dual rear cameras on the Z5 Pro (2019) consist of a 24MP + 16MP configuration, both coming with f/1.8 aperture. The slider mechanism also houses two selfie cameras with a 16MP + 8MP configuration. The Z5 Pro will also be shipping with ZUI 10 based on Android 9 Pie.last_img read more

Get upto 2.12 lakh at Indian Navy: Hiring for over 100 posts to begin soon @ joinindiannavy.gov.in, check details here

first_imgThe Indian Navy has invited all the interested, eligible candidates for grant of permanent commission in Executive Branch Naval Armament Inspectorate Cadre and Short Service Commission (SSC) in Executive Branch (General Service/Hydro) and Technical Branch (General Service) in the Indian Navy for January 2020 course conducted at Indian Naval Academy (INA) Ezhimala, Kerala.The recruitment process for the same will begin from January 12 and will continue till February 1.Indian Navy Recruitment 2019: Vacancy detailsTotal posts: 102Indian Navy Recruitment 2019: Name of the postNaval Armament Inspection Cadre (NAIC): 12General Service (GS): 27Hydrography Cadre: 3Engineering Branch: 28Electrical Branch: 32Indian Navy Recruitment 2019: Educational qualificationAll the candidates who have passed engineering degree or are in the final year of engineering course in any of the under mentioned disciplines from an AICTE recognised educational institute with 60 per cent marks till 5th/7th semester in regular/integrated course respectively.Call up for SSB: Candidates will be issued Call Up for Service Selection Board (SSB) interview based on their academic performance till 5th/7th semester for all eligible regular/integrated course respectively.Minimum percentage on Joining INA: The candidates will, however be required to pass final examination (BE/BTech) with minimum 60 per cent before joining INA. The candidates failing to meet minimum cut off percentage will not be permitted to join INA Ezhimala.For more details on all the posts, candidates can check the official notification here.Indian Navy Recruitment 2019: Age limitAll the candidates Born between 2 January 1995 and 01 July 2000 (both dates inclusive) are eligible to apply.advertisementIndian Navy Recruitment 2019: Here’s how to applyAll the candidates need to apply online on the official website, joinindiannavy.gov.inNote: Candidates can also call on Toll-Free number 1800-419-2929 and press Option 7 to speak to a customer care representative from Monday-Sunday between 0800-2000 hrs.Indian Navy Recruitment 2019: Salary structureLieutenant Commander (Lt Cdr) Level 11: Between Rs 69,400 to Rs 1, 36,900Commander (Cdr): Level 12A: Between Rs 1, 21,200 to Rs 2, 12,400Sub Lieutenant (SLT): Level 10: Between Rs 56,100 to Rs 1, 10,700Lieutenant (LT): Level 10B: Between Rs 61,300 to Rs 1, 20,900.Privileges: In addition to CTC, Navy provides entitled medical facilities, Leave Travel Concession (LTC), Rail concession and Canteen Facilities for self and dependents, Mess/Club/Sports facilities, Furnished Govt. Accommodation as well as Car/Housing Loan at subsidised rates.Group insurance and gratuity:A basic insurance cover of Rs 1 crore (on contribution) and gratuity will be granted to an officer as per the extant rules in force.Selection procedure:The IHQ of MoD reserves the right to shortlist applications and to fix cut off percentage without assigning any reasonNo communication will be entertained on this account. SSB interviews for shortlisted candidates will be scheduled at Bangalore/Bhopal/Coimbatore/Visakhapatnam/ Kolkata during Apr 19-Jul19. Shortlisted candidates will be informed about their selection for SSB interview on their e-mail or through SMS (provided by candidates in their application form)The SSB interview will be conducted in two Stages. Stage I test consisting of Intelligence Test, Picture Perception and Discussion test will be conducted on the first day of arrival at SSB. Candidates who fail to qualify in Stage I will be routed back on the same dayStage II tests comprising of Psychological testing, Group testing and Interview will last for 04 days. Successful candidates will thereafter undergo Medical Examination (approx duration 03-05 days).(c) Candidates recommended by the SSB and declared medically fit will be appointed for training as per all India merit of SSB marks depending on the number of vacancies.Indian Navy Recruitment 2019: Important datesStart of application process: January 12Last date to apply: February 1Direct link: Click here to check the official notification.Read: NVS Recruitment 2019: 251 teaching & non-teaching posts in Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti, apply nowlast_img read more

Pant should play 2019 World Cup, New Zealand T20Is great opportunity for him: Harbhajan

first_imgIndia off-spinner, Harbhajan Singh has insisted that Rishabh Pant should be part of India’s squad for the Cricket World Cup, starting May 30 in England.Harbhajan said the upcoming three-match T20I series against New Zealand provides the young wicketkeeper-batsman a good opportunity to showcase what he can offer to the team and seal a spot in India’s 15-member squad for the quadrennial showpiece event.Harbhajan opined that Pant can bat at No. 3 in the absence of captain Virat Kohli, who is rested for the final leg of India’s long overseas season, so that the big-hitting batsman can make use of the fielding restrictions in the first six overs.Pant had rejoined the senior national team earlier this week in New Zealand. Despite the return of veteran wicketkeeper MS Dhoni, who is back in the T20I set up after missing the series against the West Indies at home and Australia, Pant is likely to make the playing XI.”I would love to see him [Pant] bat in the top order. He is someone… if he gets going, he can get you a lot of runs. Maybe, No.3 position could be for Pant since Virat is not there. If he gets to bat inside the first six overs, I think he can do a lot of damage to their bowling attack,” Harbhajan Singh told India Today on the eve of the first T20I in Wellington.”I think he is someone who should be part of the World Cup squad. He is a match-winner on his day. I think, India would need his services at some point of time at the World Cup. The best position for him to bat is No.3 if Virat is not there. This is a great opportunity for him to show what he can bring to the table,” the veteran off-spinner added.advertisementWelcome to the T20 format. What would you call this shot from @RishabPant777 #TeamIndia #NZvIND pic.twitter.com/R5QTJNFtQIBCCI (@BCCI) February 5, 2019Pant was in fantastic form during India’s historic 2-1 Test series win in Australia. The wicketkeeper-batsman overtook Virat Kohli and finished as the second highest Indian run scorer in the four-Test series with 350 runs at 58.33.However, much to the surprise of quite a few, Pant, who is known for his big-hitting skills, was omitted from the limited-over series in Australia and the recently-concluded ODI series in New Zealand.Nonetheless, chief selector MSK Prasad and head coach Ravi Shastri had confirmed that Pant was not dropped and that youngster is still in India’s World Cup plans. Pant though played a couple of List A matches for India A against England Lions in Thiruvananthapuram last month in the lead up to the T20I series in New Zealand.Meanwhile, India opener Shikhar Dhawan backed Rishabh Pant to grab his opportunities in the T20I series against New Zealand.”Pant is an aggressive batsman and he can take the game away from the opposition in a very short time. He is great asset for our team and I am sure he will avail this opportunity with both hands,” Dhawan had told the media in Wellington on Tuesday.Also Read | This Indian team has shoved the word overseas into a bin: Ravi ShastriAlso Read | Kuldeep Yadav will be our number one spinner in overseas Tests now: Ravi ShastriAlso Read | How about ironing your uniform: Rohit Sharma trolls Yuzvendra ChahalAlso See:last_img read more

Ace sprinter Dutee Chand wins 2nd gold medal in Indian Grand Prix series 2019

first_imgHurdler Dharun Ayyasamy clocked 49.94 seconds to win his second consecutive gold medal in the Indian Grand Prix series 2019 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, here on Wednesday.The 24-year old improved his timing from 50.07s clocked at IGP-1 in Patiala on Saturday.Santhosh Kumar took the second place with 50.77s and the bronze medal went to Ramachandran clocking 50.83s. All three medals went to the athletes from Tamil Nadu.Asian Games silver medallist Dutee Chand ran 23.30s to win her second gold medal in the IGP series. The timing will help Dutee improve her IAAF World Ranking in the 200m event.Her timing also ensured that the Odisha sprinter made the qualifying cut-off for the Asian Athletics Championships, to be held in Doha, Qatar.The silver medal went to Anjali Devi of Haryana with a timing of 24.15s. Supriya Maddal of Andhra Pradesh clocked 24.48s to bag the bronze medal.MR Poovamma and Vismaya V K, part of the Asian games 4x400m relay winning team, bagged the gold and silver medals, respectively, in the 400m event. Poovamma clocked 54.12s while Vismaya finished with a timing of 54.76s. The bronze medal went to Prachi of UP clocking 54.74s.Arokia Rajiv of Tamil Nadu ran 46.49s to win the men’s 400m gold medal in IGP-2 and started the season with a victory. The silver medal went to Jeevan K.S. of Karnataka for clocking 47.02s and winning his second medal in the IGP series.Kunhu Mohammed of Kerala claimed bronze with a time of 47.19s.advertisementAjay Kumar Saroj regained lost form and won the gold medal in 1500m by clocking a time of 3:46.10. The silver medal went to his state mate Rahul of UP recording timing of 3:48.15. The bronze medal went to Ankit of Haryana 3:49.90The last event of the day 1500m women turned to be the most thrilling in which P.U. Chitra outran Lily Das of West Bengal to win the gold by clocking 4:20.76. Lily won silver with a time of 4: 20.89. The third place went to Usha Sati of Delhi who clocked 5:08.07s.last_img read more

Dutee Chand forced to skip foreign training due to delay in Odisha’s fund release

first_imgTwo-time Asian Games silver medallist Dutee Chand had to face yet another obstacle in her preparation for the qualification to the Olympics and World Championship as she was forced to skip a vital trip to US for a technical training programme due to delay in fund release by the Odisha sports authority.Dutee told Mail Today back in December that she was planning to seek foreign advice from coaches who can help her enhance her performance and identify the flaws in her technique as she gears up for a challenging year, where she plans for qualification into World Championships and Olympics.After winning gold in the Indian Grand Prix second leg here – also confirming her spot into Asian Athletic Championship with a timing of 23.30 seconds – the 23-year-old sprinter said on Wednesday she had to postpone the plan to an uncertain date after the funds didn’t reach her on time as she was planning to go the US in January.”Despite (Odisha) CM Naveen Patnaik sanctioned me an amount of Rs 2 crore for my preparation for the Olympics, the fund is yet to reach me. The Odisha sports authority didn’t send me the funding on time which forced me to skip my plans to go to IMJA academy in the US,” Dutee told Mail Today.The athlete also added that she wrote a letter to the authority about the pressing matter back in January but no replies came from the officials. “I wrote a letter to the sports authority officials back in January 12 but they didn’t reply to me at all, leaving me no choice but to let go off the US plan. I don’t know if I can go there this year or not because the competitions have begun,” she added.advertisementDutee is now solely dependent on the rewards she received from various quarters after her Asiad Sojourn last year for her preparation in this crucial year.After achieving her aim to qualify for Asian Championship, the sprinter will now skip the next two legs of the Indian Grand Prix and will head to Patiala on February 12 to take part in Federation Cup. For the time being, she will be training at the Pullela Gopichand Academy in Hyderabad.Dutee also said she feels confident about featuring in the TOPS list soon as Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore has reassured her of inclusion after getting snubbed back in December.last_img read more

England vs Pakistan, World Cup 2019 Match 6: Prediction and Probable Playing 11

first_imgAfter being blasted apart by West Indies in their opening game, Pakistan will look to make amends, especially in their batting, and aim for a comeback when they take on confident England in their second World Cup fixture at Trent Bridge, Nottingham on Monday.While Pakistan lack consistency, England, on the other hand, seem to have all their bases covered. Their batting clicked against South Africa with Jason Roy, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan and Ben Stokes all scoring half centuries and making sure they went past the 300-run mark against South Africa.Their bowling has also been bolstered with the inclusion of Jofra Archer who bowled with sheer pace and gave a hard time to the Proteas batsmen at the Kennington Oval.Recent formPakistan suffered their 11th straight ODI loss in their dismal opening match against the West Indies at Trent Bridge where they were dismissed for a paltry 105 in 21.4 overs. But, before being bullied by West Indies, they were also toppled by minnows Afghanistan in the warm-up game.England, on the other hand, started their World Cup campaign on a high after beating South Africa. The tournament hot-favourites had earlier whitewashed Pakistan 4-0 in the ODI series.Playing at the same pitch, where they have racked up some monumental scores in the past, will only add to England’s already high chances of victory.Pitch predictionTrent Bridge is a haunted house for bowlers. It is the same pitch where England had twice broken the record for highest ODI score. At first they amassed 444 for 3 against Pakistan in 2016 and bettered their record later when they smashed 481 for 6 against Australia last year.advertisementIt will be interesting to see if there is another big total lined up at this flat pitch.Match prediction Seeing the destructive form of England lately, there are 80% chances of their win against a fragile Pakistan. Pakistan had shown in the England ODI series, they are capable of putting big totals, but the bowlers should take the responsibility to defend the total if they wish to put an end to their losing streak.Probable Playing XIPakistan: Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Haris Sohail, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Mohammad Hafeez, Imad Wasim/Shaheen Afridi/Mohammad Hasnain, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad AmirEngland: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid(With inputs from IANS)Also Read | Rest of the world: Sunil Gavaskar trolls England over non-English playersAlso Read | Still not convinced how England can handle home pressure: Vivian RichardsAlso Seelast_img read more

World Cup 2019: India, New Zealand share points as rain ruins Trent Bridge game

first_imgIndia and New Zealand were forced to share points after the 18th match of the 2019 Cricket World Cup was washed out without a ball being bowled at Trent Bridge on Thursday. New Zealand retained the top spot in the points table with 7 points from 4 matches while India moved to No.3 with 5 points from 3 matches.New Zealand and India remain unbeaten in their World Cup 2019 campaign so far. While New Zealand had defeated Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan, India had won their first two matches against South Africa and defending champions Australia.Rain had loomed large over Nottingham hours before the scheduled start of the match between India and New Zealand. On Thursday, overcast conditions greeted both teams, fans and officials.The toss (scheduled at 2:30 PM IST) was delayed and there were 2 inspections thereafter. The first was held at 4 PM IST followed by another at 5 PM. The third was scheduled at 6PM but it wasn’t possible as the rain came back. The umpires finally came out at 7 PM only to schedule another inspection at 7.30 PM. India and New Zealand were seen in their dressing room balconies as they waited for the rain to stop (AP Photo)India were in great form ahead of the game on Thursday. After an opening victory over South Africa scripted by Rohit Sharma’s hundred, Jasprit Bumrah’s pace and Yuzvendra Chahal’s guile, all of India’s batsmen came to the party against Australia.Shikhar Dhawan led the charge against Australia at The Oval on Sunday with a classy 117 while Virat Kohli made 82. Rohit Sharma hit a stylish 57 before Hardik Pandya smashed 48 in a sterling assault down the order. Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah then combined with Chahal to deny Australia victory.advertisementThis was the 4th match which was washed out in the 2019 World Cup. No other World Cup has had as many washouts. The umpires came out for two inspections of the ground at Trent Bridge (AP Photo)Rain had already affected 3 matches before the India – New Zealand washout. The game between Pakistan and Sri Lanka was washed out without a ball being bowled before the South Africa vs West Indies game had to be abandoned after the Proteas lost 2 wickets.Sri Lanka suffered another setback when their next match against Bangladesh was also washed out.India will now head over to Manchester for a high-profile match against Pakistan on June 16 while New Zealand take on South Africa on June 19.Also Read | Kedar Jadhav pleads Nottingham rain to go to MaharashtraAlso Read | India vs New Zealand, World Cup 2019: Funny memes out as rain frustrates fansAlso Read | On 14th July, I want the World Cup in my hand: Hardik Pandyalast_img read more

World Cup 2019: Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah feature in ICC’s Team of the Tournament

first_imgRohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah were the only 2 Indians in ICC’s World Cup 2019 Team of the Tournament. Kane Williamson who led New Zealand to their 2nd World Cup final was named captain of the team while Alex Carey was appointed wicketkeeper.Rohit Sharma finished as the leading run-scorer in the 2019 Cricket World Cup and became the only man to score 5 hundreds in a single World Cup. Bumrah, Rohit Sharma’s Mumbai Indians teammate, was the pick of India’s bowlers and finished with 18 wickets.Explosive England opener Jason Roy was named as Rohit’s opening partner. Roy scored 443 runs at a strike rate of 115.36 and played significant innings in a must-win game agaisnt India and the semi-final against Australia.Kane Williamson was described as the “bedrock of New Zealand’s batting right through the tournament”. Williamson was named Player of the Tournament for his astute leadership and scoring 578 runs in the 2019 World Cup. Kane Williamson named captain of World Cup 2019 Team of the Tournament (Reuters Photo)England batting mainstay Joe Root, who scored 556 runs but failed to make an impact in a tense final, was also named in the ICC XI.Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan was slotted in at No.5 after he starred with both bat and ball. He finished with 606 runs and 11 wickets in arguably one of the greatest World Cup performances of all time. Ben Stokes of England was the other all-rounder in the side. He stood tall with knocks of 82 not out and 89 not despite England’s batting collapse against Sri Lanka and Australia.advertisementAustralia’s wicketkeeper Alex Carey had a good tournament behind the stumps and with the bat. He scored 375 runs from 9 innings and made the cut ahead of some of the greatest wicketkeepers in the modern era.Carey’s Australia teammate Mitchell Starc was the other inclusion in the ICC XI. He finished with an all-time World Cup record of 27 wickets and was on fire throughout the 2019 World Cup barring the all important semi-final.Jofra Archer (England), Lockie Ferguson (New Zealand) and Bumrah made the rest of the XI while Trent Boult was named the 12th man in the side.ICC World Cup 2019 — Team of the TournamentRohit Sharma, Jason Roy, Kane Williamson (captain), Joe Root, Shakib Al Hasan, Ben Stokes, Alex Carey (wicketkeeper)`, Mitchell Starc, Jofra Archer, Lockie Ferguson, Jasprit Bumrah12th man: Trent BoultCountry-wise breakup of ICC Team of the Tournament4 English players, 2 Indian players, 2 Australian players, 2 New Zealand players (including 12th man), 1 Bangladesh playerAlso Read | Clear mistake: Former umpire Simon Taufel gives his verdict on overthrow controversy in World Cup finalAlso Read | Allah was with us: Eoin Morgan takes pride in diverse cultures in World Cup-winning England teamAlso Read | How New Zealand lost this game: World Cup 2019 final in Jofra Archer’s tweetsAlso See:last_img

Ashes 2019: Australia win 1st Test at Edgbaston in 18 years after Steve Smith, Nathan Lyon heroics

first_imgAustralia created history on Monday and in quicker time than most would have expected as they wrapped up victory in the first Ashes Test against England inside two sessions on the final day to go 1-0 up in the five-match series.Nathan Lyon was expected to do most of the damage on Day 5 and he didn’t disappoint, ending up with 6 wickets in the second innings and 9 in total in the match. He finished with 6 for 49 as Australia bowled England out for 146 to win the match by 251 runs at Edgbaston.It was Lyon’s 15th five-wicket haul in Test cricket and Australia’s first victory at Edgbaston, considered to be England’s fortress, in 18 years. England were undefeated at this ground in any format since 2015 but the fortress has finally been breached.During the course of the second innings, Lyon also completed 350 Test wickets, becoming the 17th-fastest bowler to reach the landmark in his 87th match.Lyon was superbly supported by Pat Cummins from the other end and finished with 4 wickets for 32 runs. Cummins completed 100 Test wickets in the process in just 21 matches, becoming the second-fastest Australian pacer to achieve the feat after Charlie Turner, who had taken 100 wickets in 17 Tests way back in 1895. Overall, Cummins is joint-21st on the list among all bowlers.Pat Cummins now has 100 Test wickets in just 21 matches!Among Australian pacemen, only Charlie Turner, way back in Feb 1895, achieved it in fewer Tests (17)Bill Johnson, Dennis Lillee and Jeff Thomson – took 22 Tests!#Ashes#Ashes19#EngvAus#EngvsAusMohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) August 5, 2019And all this was achieved after Australia were reeling at 122 for 8 at one stage in the first innings on Day 1. It was only the brilliance of Steve Smith, returning to Test cricket after his one year ball-tampering ban, that kept Australia in the game throughout the four innings. In the last 100 years of Ashes cricket, a team has ended up on the winning side after being down 122 for 8 or less in the first innings only on three occasions including this one.advertisementSmith scored 144 in the first innings and 142 in the second and was deservedly named man-of-the-match. He became the fifth Aussie batsman to score two hundreds in an Ashes Test and the first from either side after Matthew Hayden, who managed the feat in 2002.Smith’s knock in the first innings if being hailed as one of the greatest in Ashes history. He was the difference between the two sides as Australia could register their second biggest win in Edgbaston after their 254-run victory in 2004.Results – Opening Test match of an #Ashes seriesin England: Australia 12, England 11, Drawn 13in Australia: Australia 17, England 12, Drawn 6#Ashes19#EngvAus#EngvsAusMohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) August 5, 2019England meanwhile, had taken a 90-run lead in the first innings and were in a decent position in the match after the second day but they just couldn’t get past the genius of Smith and Lyon, which ultimately led to their downfall.This is only the fourth instance when England have lost a Test match after taking a first-innings lead of 90 runs or more. This is also the fifth time Australia have managed to win a Test after conceding a first innings lead.Overall, this is the biggest win in terms of runs in Test cricket for a team after conceding a first-innings lead of 90 runs or more.Also Read | Steve Smith, Nathan Lyon script victory as Australia go 1-0 up vs EnglandAlso Read | Rory Burns the 2nd English batsman to bat on all 5 days of an Ashes TestAlso Read | England vs Australia Ashes 2019, 1st Test Day 5 Highlightslast_img read more

Big 12 power rankings: Week 3

first_imgPhoto Attribution: USATSIPhoto Attribution: USATSIIt’s been a while since I even looked at the Big 12 much less ranked it but I thought with OSU on a bye and not much else going on, now would be a good time to dive in to some Big 12 power rankings.Let’s get to work…1a. Baylor — I know they haven’t played anybody, trust me, I get it. But Baylor’s offense has looked as elite as it’s ever looked, even when Bob was running the show two years ago. I’m still curious to see if they’ve upgraded their offense to “omg, Washington State thinks your defense is horrendous” to “that’ll get it down in the Big 12!” If they have, then they’ll finish either first or second in Big 12 play.1b. Oklahoma State — OSU has done what it needed to do in the first three games — it’s certainly an odd thing to play your schedule, in terms of difficulty, backwards to start the season. I’ve been impressed by every facet so far though (besides maybe the kicking game) and I think at Morgantown will be telling in terms of how dominant this team will be in conference play.3. Team speed — Question: if a series of events isn’t all that good but they happen really, really fast…does that make them any better? Answer: we might find out this year in the Big 12. Thus far only the MWC and Pac-12 have been faster and the Big 12 has three of the 11 fastest teams in the country.4. Blake Bell — I admit I didn’t know whether or not he had it in him. The dude had completed something like 13 career passes coming into the Tulsa game so forgive me for being skeptical but it’s clear he’s the guy in Norman.While we’re here, how bad have Mike Gundy and Bob Stoops been in the last few years at picking starting QBs? A combined $7.5 million and you can’t figure out which guy can throw and run better than the other one?5. Iowa State’s uniforms — I thought they were spectacular. I would lose my mind if OSU ever threw it back to the days of Bob Fenimore but kept the new logo on its pants like ISU did…that would be fantastic.100. The QB merry-go-round — Big 12 teams have used 21 QBs…and counting.982. Mack Brown — The end is nigh for Mr. Brown in Austin.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more