Trevor Hohns to lead Australia selection panel after Rod Marsh quits

first_imgTrevor Hohns has replaced Rod Marsh as chairman of selectors for Cricket Australia (CA) on an interim basis after the former wicketkeeper quit on Wednesday. (Inquisition continues for Australia ‘in crisis’)Former Australia captain Greg Chappell, who was the national talent manager, has also been added to the panel in a temporary position, CA said on Thursday.”It is vital that Australian cricket finds the best candidate for this role,” CA chairman David Peever said in a statement. (Humiliated Steve Smith says Australia lacking pride)”Trevor is highly experienced as a selector, and will ensure we place our best players on the field this summer while we seek a permanent replacement for Rod.”Marsh, who had already said he would stand down from the role next year, quit after Australia crumbled to an innings and 80-run loss in the second Test against South Africa in Hobart.Australia’s fifth successive test loss gave the Proteas an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.Marsh and the selection panel, which included Hohns, former Australia batsman Mark Waugh and head coach Darren Lehmann have been criticised over a number of issues this year.”Naturally, the board and our senior executive are disappointed with the recent test performances,” Peever said. (Faf Du Plessis lauds ‘relentless’ South Africa attack)”But we have every confidence that all those involved, including our coaching staff and team management, will do their utmost to turn that around.”last_img read more

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Sancho shows Premier League kids the way forward

first_imgIt was a night to pay tribute to Wayne Rooney, England’s most celebrated boy wonder of recent times, but it was also an evening when a potential future headline act dazzled a Wembley crowd for the first time.Jadon Sancho had become the 10th youngest player to pull on an England shirt with his substitute appearance against Croatia last month, and the 18-year-old was handed his first start in Thursday’s 3-0 friendly win over the U.S. national team.His performance on his full debut allowed Sancho to demonstrate the value of looking towards Europe as an avenue for opportunity and prosperity at a time when details of the Brexit deal which will see the United Kingdom leave the European Union emerge. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! The Borussia Dortmund starlet is making Europe fashionable again for English footballers, and becoming a pioneer in taking a path that Gareth Southgate is encouraging for the next generation of Three Lions talent.Reiss Nelson, who has followed him to the Bundesliga by joining Hoffenheim, and Jonathan Panzo at Monaco are just a couple more members of a movement for which Sancho is a poster boy.Eight starts and nine substitute appearances this season have proved Sancho right in turning down a £30,000-a-week contract renewal at Manchester City in favour of more chances in Germany following his £8 million ($10m) move in the summer of 2017.With five goals and seven assists this term, Sancho had more than earned his spot in the England squad, and against the USMNT he became the first overseas-based player to start for the Three Lions since David Beckham in 2009.He marked the occasion, and potentially a brave new era for England, with an assist as he carefully rolled the ball to Trent Alexander-Arnold for the Liverpool defender to make it 2-0 on the night after Jesse Lingard’s wonder goal had earlier delivered the opener. Dele Alli ran the show against an inferior USMNT and, for Sancho, playing alongside the likes of the Tottenham star is just the next stage in a rapid footballing development.Sancho USA EnglandDynamic dribbling, a final ball and speed of thought are the attributes which had set Sancho apart from other 18-year-olds back in his home country and it was a comfortable way for him to make his full debut.Ahead of the match, he had spoken of how he was enjoying training with “living legend” Rooney, having just played the full 90 minutes in a massive 3-2 win for Dortmund over rivals Bayern Munich.The night may have been an occasion to honour Rooney, along with England debuts for Callum Wilson, who scored the third goal, and Lewis Dunk, and further valuable international experience for Ben Chilwell and Alexander-Arnold, but it was Sancho who stood out as the possible future difference maker for a country starved of success.English football has known about Sancho ever since City poached him from the Watford academy at 14. The step from academy football to club football is always the most difficult and it has become a particular problem at the highest level in English football.Sancho had only trained for one week with Fabian Delph, who captained England on the night, but he has got to see the development before and after his England call up.”I’m so pleased for him. Only 18 years old, to put in a performance like that,” Delph said at Wembley Stadium. “it was a very, very mature performance. He’s a special talent and the sky’s the limit for him. He’ll keep working hard and pushing forward, but I wasn’t surprised.”I knew what he was capable of. It’s just pleasing that you guys get to see it.”But, in grabbing the spotlight at both Dortmund and on his Wembley bow, an outward-looking English talent proves a point. Sancho is not only the future of England, but so is his career path.last_img read more

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French Open: Rafael Nadal out to tame hard-hitting Robin Haase

first_imgSpaniard Rafael Nadal, seeking a record-extending 10th title at the French Open, faces big-serving Dutchman Robin Haase in the second round on Wednesday.Fourth-seed Nadal is on a semi-final collision course with defending champion Novak Djokovic, and the Serbian takes on Joao Sousa of Portugal.Talented Austrian Dominic Thiem, seeded sixth and an outside bet for the tournament, plays Italy’s Simone Bolelli on Suzanne Lenglen Court.Estonian Anett Kontaveit, who herself has made waves with a string of fine performances this year, faces defending champion and fourth seed Garbine Muguruza, hoping to repeat her winning performance against the Spaniard in Stuttgart in April.Petra Kvitova will continue her comeback from a five-month absence, taking on American Bethanie Mattek-Sands.The two-time Wimbledon champion was injured when a burglar stuck a knife through her playing hand late last year.last_img read more

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ICC Champions Trophy: Triumphant Pakistan have core to target further glory

first_imgPakistan’s Champions Trophy success not only defied the odds but also suggested the mercurial side have found the nucleus of a squad capable of returning to England in 2019 confident of claiming a second 50-over World Cup title.The South Asians arrived in Britain for the eight-team, one-day international tournament as the lowest-ranked side, packed with players still trying to find their feet at the highest level and given little hope of emerging victorious. (Also read: All is well that ends well: Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh share a laugh with Pakistan cricketers)Their confidence was dented when they suffered a thumping loss to arch-rivals and neighbours India in their opening match of the campaign and the limp performance put Pakistan’s chances of reaching the semi-finals in severe jeopardy.However, they quickly silenced their critics by defeating top-ranked South Africa and Sri Lanka to reach the last four, where they stunned previously unbeaten hosts England before outclassing defending champions India in Sunday’s final.”Great team effort! After losing the first game, we were nowhere,” all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez told the official broadcasters after the team’s 180-run win over India.”We were in the knockout stage but no one gave us a chance. The way we showed character, this is for the nation. They have been waiting for this for a long, long time. This is the least we could do.”The most recent global success for Pakistan in one-day cricket before Sunday was the 1992 World Cup win in Australia and New Zealand, when another unfancied side, led by talismanic all-rounder Imran Khan, beat England in the final in Melbourne.advertisementSince the departure of captains Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan from the 50-over format in 2015, Pakistan slumped to ninth in ODI rankings and barely managed to qualify for the Champions Trophy, contested by the top eight sides in the rankings.The decline cost Azhar Ali the captaincy and Sarfraz Ahmed, the Twenty20 skipper, was elevated to the role in February.With their inability to host top international sides on home soil due to security concerns and a spot-fixing controversy blighting their domestic T20 league, Sunday’s win provided the country’s cricket fans with some much-needed cheer.The victory was made even more remarkable when recent form is taken into consideration as Pakistan had also lost their last seven matches against India in ICC events before the final.DANGEROUS ATTACK”After the (first) India match, one thing I said to my boys was ‘the tournament hasn’t finished yet’,” Sarfraz told reporters. “It’s a very young team and credit goes to them and the management.”It’s a very important boost for us to win this. When we arrived here, we just played like we have nothing to lose. Credit goes to my batsmen, my bowlers and the team management.”I think it’s a very proud moment for me, my team and my country.”The Champions Trophy success will also boost Pakistan’s hopes for a second World Cup title when they return to England and Wales in 2019.The country has a tradition of producing exciting fast bowling talent and 25-year-old Mohammad Amir and Junaid Khan, 27, can be expected to spearhead the pace attack at the next World Cup.Add deadly accurate medium paceman Hasan Ali, the player of the Champions Trophy, and 18-year-old leg-spinner Shadab Ali to the mix, and Pakistan have a bowling unit with enough menace to trouble any side in the world.With Babar Azam and Fakhar Zaman also coming of age, Pakistan’s batting lineup appears to have the right blend of youth and experience, boosted by the solidity of former captains Azhar, Hafeez and Shoaib Malik.”We want to be a little more consistent as a team,” coach Mickey Arthur said.”We’ve got a group of young players who are fantastic. We have to keep this momentum going. We’re happy with the brand of cricket we’re playing.”We’ve got two years until the 2019 World Cup. We’ve got the monkey off our back in terms of qualifying. We now have two years to identify a squad we want to take forward and give them enough game time. That’s the aim at the moment.”last_img read more

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Bombay high court removes restrictions imposed on height of human pyramids, age set at 14

first_imgBombay high court today removed the restrictions that it had imposed on the height of human pyramids  citing growing number of accidents particularly involving minors. Dahi Handi is the most popular street festival in Mumbai where thousands take to the streets and form human pyramids. The restriction imposed in 2014 capped the height of human pyramids at 20 feet.Additional solicitor general Tushar Mehta told the court that the state would see to it that children below the age of 14 years do not participate and that following the earlier orders, safety measures would be put in place by the organisers.Human pyramids are made to reach the earthen pot (dahi handi), which at times are placed at a height of 45 to 50 feet, and water is sprayed to prevent them from reaching up to the pots. Due to growing number of accidents, the Bombay high court restricted the height of dahi handis to 20 feet and an age limit of 18 years was imposed.During the hearing today, the division bench of Justice BR Gawai and Justice MS Karnik were of the opinion that it is not for the courts to decide such issues as it is the legislature which needs to look into the issue. Petitioner’s lawyer Nitesh Nevshe told the court that there were a few accident victims, who have been rendered immobile for life, present in the court during the hearing.Swati Patil, one of the petitioners, said that accidents have reduced by 78 per cent since the restrictions were imposed. However, the court was of the view that accidents can happen anywhere. “Accident can happen anywhere and people may die even while playing cricket, performing gymnastics or even while on the treadmill. This does not mean that these games have to be regulated,” said Justice Gavai. He also added that many people die while taking selfies so it does not mean that it should be banned.advertisementThe Court has accepted the contention of the state that the festivities are in the category of adventurous sport. Maharashtra government had passed a regulation last year which declared dahi handi as an adventurous sport. Advocate Nevshe said that after today’s order, “the state government will have to legislate on the issue pertaining to the height of the human pyramid.”Petitioner Patil added that if the state legislature increases the height then “we will approach the Supreme Court”. However, Ashish Shelar, BJP MLA and head of the dahi handi co-ordination committee who has been rallying to get the height restriction removed, said, “At the moment, I cannot say anything about the legislation. It can be done through an ordinance or a private member bill but we will see to it that all safety norms, as laid down by the court, are followed by the organiser”.ALSO READ |Dahi Handi: Can 5-year-old climb human pyramid in adventurous sport, asks Bombay High CourtMaharashtra government may bring in ordinance to end restrictions on dahi handi celebrationslast_img read more

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World Championships: Barbora Spotakova reclaims world javelin title after 10 years

first_imgAn emotional Barbora Spotakova of the Czech Republic said it felt “so easy” to regain the javelin world title she first won 10 years ago at the World Championships on Tuesday.The world record holder threw 66.76 metres on her second attempt in the final, which proved enough to clinch a second world gold for the 36-year-old.In the same stadium where she won the second of her Olympic titles five years ago, a jubilant Spotakova was lifted aloft by a member of her team following her final throw.”At this stadium, I am unbeatable. There must be something in the air about London. I cannot explain it but when I enter this stadium, I always feel so calm and relaxed. I believed I could really win it today, I was so focussed and confident,” she said.”The whole day I was thinking about my last world title which was 10 years ago in Osaka. Actually, it is also almost exactly five years since my Olympic title here in London.”These facts made me feel very emotional and I could not believe it has been already such a long time ago. I do not even know if I deserve this title today, it felt so easy.”Although she did not come anywhere near to her world record mark of 72.28, it was a vast improvement on the previous year for the Czech who took bronze at the Rio Olympics.Sara Kolak of Croatia, the Olympic champion, missed out on the medal places by finishing fourth.advertisementChina’s Li Lingwei, twice Asian champion, threw a personal best of 66.25 to clinch silver and her compatriot Lyu Huihui, who came second in Beijing two years ago, claimed bronze with her penultimate throw of 65.26.last_img read more

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Sergio Busquets urges Barcelona to make signings after Real Madrid defeat

first_imgSergio Busquets called on Barcelona to sign more players after the club’s 3-1 Spanish Super Cup defeat by Real Madrid on Sunday.The defensive midfielder believes his team need to reinforce if they are to wrestle power back from their rivals Madrid, who won a Champions League and La Liga double last season.Barcelona announced the signing of Paulinho on Monday but still have to replace Neymar, who joined Paris St Germain for a world record 222 million euros.They have been linked with Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho and Borussia Dortmund’s Ousmane Dembele, both of whom might have been helpful as Barcelona struggled to break down Madrid at Camp Nou in the first leg.Reuters PhotoBarcelona have been frustrated in the transfer market this summer, not only losing one of their best players but unable to sign their reported top targets either.”We don’t need new signings because of the result, but because we always have to renew [our squad] and try to improve, no matter what,” Busquets told reporters.”There’s no need for any excuses, now we have to draw up conclusions and look forward.”We have the game at the Bernabeu on Wednesday. It’s almost mission impossible, it will be really difficult to turn it around but we will try.”Paulinho will not be available to play on Wednesday for the second leg, in which Barcelona face an uphill struggle, needing to score at least three away goals to be in with a chance of winning the cup.With Neymar gone, Gerard Deulofeu was picked to play on the left wing in the first leg but he did not impress, frequently on a different wavelength to his team-mates.advertisementCoach Ernesto Valverde is confident Barcelona will add to their squad before the transfer window shuts, although he prefers to focus on his current squad instead of speaking about potential signings.Valverde told a news conference on Sunday: “We’re Barca and we want to have the best team.”Until the end of August, there’s time, although I’d like to focus on those I already have here, despite losing. And despite the fact that in this period there will surely be changes in the team.”last_img read more

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FIFA U-17 World Cup: Mali goalkeeper rues mistake, cries after losing to Brazil

first_imgYoussouf Koita dropped at his back, disappointed with his mistake as the final whistle blew and Brazil won the bronze at the FIFA U-17 World Cup on Saturday.Brazil’s 2-0 win over Mali was far less exciting than what the scoreline suggests. Had it not been for Koita, Mali were in the game up till that 55th minute blow from Alan, beyond which they failed to catch Brazil.A harmless shot with barely the force of a back pass from Alan went through the hands of the keeper to give Brazil the unexpected lead in the game.He had failed to stop the first shot on goal and he was visibly furious with himself.Brazil’s Paulinho walked upto the keeper and consoled him while his teammates were off to the corner flag to celebrate.Both team had opportunities to score though neither forced the matter in the opposition’s third.The African champion tried to break the deadlock through Boubacar Haidara, Mohamed Camara, and Salam Jiddou but each and every shot was dealt comfortably by Brazil custodian Gabriel Brazao.Mali tried to enforce and attacked with purpose throughout the remainder of the game but Brazil’s defence made sure that they were not going to have any slip-ups.Their second goal came from another mistake from the Mali defence as Koita was left at the mercy of Yuri Alberto who slotted away with conviction.The image of Koita lying on the ground dejected resonated of the Indian goalkeeper Dheeraj Singh, who lay flat on his stomach after India bowed out of the tournament on October 12.advertisementlast_img read more

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French Open Super Series Final, Kidambi Srikanth vs Kenta Nishimoto: Highlights

first_imgKidambi Srikanth became the first Indian and only fourth male shuttler in history to lift four Super Series titles in a calendar year as he beat Japan’s Kenta Nishimoto in the men’s singles final at French Open on Sunday.In just 34 minutes, Srikanth beat Nishimoto 21-14, 21-13 to lift the French Open Super Series titles.Srikanth Kidambi is the 4th player in history to win 4 Superseries titles in a year. He beats Nishimoto 21-14, 21-13 in #FrenchSS FINAL- PBL India (@PBLIndiaLive) October 29, 2017This is Srikanth’s fourth Super Series title this year after he won the Denmark Open Super Series Premier last Sunday and the Indonesia Super Series Premier and Australian Open Super Series in June earlier this year.Only Lin Dan, Lee Chong Wei and Chen Long have won men’s singles titles at four Super Series events in a calendar year.This is the second time that Srikanth has won two consecutive titles (Denmark and French) after the Indian won in Indonesia and Australia in a similar manner. Only Lee Chong Wei has done that before.12 Days 10 Matches 10 Victories2 Titles1 ManSrikanth Kidambi is a legend in making. Hats off to his dedication!- PBL India (@PBLIndiaLive) October 29, 2017Srikanth surpassed Saina Nehwal’s record of three Super Series in a year (2010) and with the achievement, he is all set to reach his career-high of world No. 2 in BWF Rankings. With that win, @srikidambi is set to become the new World #2! An year ago, he was struggling with injuries. He is now one of the fittest!advertisement- PBL India (@PBLIndiaLive) October 29, 201720.31 IST: And that’s it! Srikanth has done it! He beats Nishimoto 21-14, 21-13 to lift his maiden French Open Super Series title.???in ???? ???in ????º???in ???????in ????Srikanth Kidambi wins successive Superseries titles for the 2nd time in 2017 by clinching the #FrenchSS title! pic.twitter.com/aVzneRb4wq- PBL India (@PBLIndiaLive) October 29, 201720.27 IST: Nishimoto is trying to fight back but Srikanth leads 18-12.20.24 IST: Brilliant attacking play from Srikanth.Just 5 points away from history is Srikanth Kidambi. Leading 16-8 in the second game. Come on!!! #FrenchSS FINAL- PBL India (@PBLIndiaLive) October 29, 201720.22 IST: Lovely play by Srikanth to move Nishimoto all around the court but misses the net shot and the Japanese gets a point. He leads 13-8.20.21 IST: Nishimoto challenges but the shuttle is in. He only has one challenge left now. Srikanth leads 12-6.20.19 IST: Srikanth leads 11-5 at the breather. The Indian inches closer to his fourth Super Series title of the year.You blink. You miss. Srikanth is that quick!He is accumulating points in Paris. Leading 11-5 at the break. #FrenchSS FINAL- PBL India (@PBLIndiaLive) October 29, 201720.18 IST: What a brilliant smash from Nishimoto down the line! Srikanth leads 10-5.20.16 IST: Nishimoto is unable to handle the pace changes from Srikanth and hitting it long, gifting the points to the Indian. Srikanth leads 9-2.20.13 IST: Srikanth maintains the flow and Nishimoto is now playing the shuttles wide. He leads 3-0.Srikanth is as cool as ice and we are witness something special from the ace shuttler! Starts the second game leading 4-0! #FrenchSS FINAL- PBL India (@PBLIndiaLive) October 29, 201720.11 IST: Srikanth takes the first game 21-14 in just 16 minutes.16 minutes is all it took Srikanth Kidambi to wrap up the opening game. Once he got into the groove, there was no stopping him! #FrenchSS- PBL India (@PBLIndiaLive) October 29, 201720.08 IST: Srikanth looks like a man on mission. He leads 18-12.Retrieving swiftly, attentive at the net and smashing exquisitely. Srikanth is looking in supreme touch! Leading 18-12. #FrenchSS FINAL- PBL India (@PBLIndiaLive) October 29, 201720.07 IST: Nishimoto is staying in touch with Srikanth with some beautiful strokes. The Indian leads 15-12.Wonderful display of badminton by Srikanth. Follows up a net shot with a thunderous smash. Leads 14-11 against Nishimoto. #FrenchSS FINAL- PBL India (@PBLIndiaLive) October 29, 201720.05 IST: JUMP and SMASH! A perfect Srikanth special and he leads 14-10.20.02 IST: That’s five points in a row for Srikanth. He leads 11-9 at the break.Srikanth wins 5 consecutive points to go into the break leading 11-9 against Nishimoto. The momentum is on his side! #FrenchSS FINAL- PBL India (@PBLIndiaLive) October 29, 2017Srikanth is slowly but surely coming into his own. Draws level to make it 9-9 against Nishimoto. Wins 3 on a trot. #FrenchSS FINAL- PBL India (@PBLIndiaLive) October 29, 201720.00 IST: A brilliant 392 KPH winner by Srikanth to make it 7-9.19.59 IST: Nishimoto is managing to get the shuttle back more often and frustrating Srikanth. He leads 8-5.Early signs that this will be much closer than the final which happened last Sunday. Nishimoto leads 8-5 against Kidambi #FrenchSS FINALadvertisement- PBL India (@PBLIndiaLive) October 29, 201719.57 IST: Nishimoto is showing some intent.After trailing 0-2, Nishimoto wins 4 points on a trot against Srikanth. Ahead 4-2. #FrenchSS FINAL- PBL India (@PBLIndiaLive) October 29, 201719.55 IST: Excellent cross court shot from Nishimoto to level 2-2.19.54 IST: Nishimoto puts the shuttle wide and Srikanth takes the first point of the match.19.54 IST: Srikanth begins the match proceedings.19.50 IST: Both the players are warming up on the court.19.49 IST: This is the second meeting between Srikanth and Nishimoto. They last met in the first round of Singapore Open Super Series, where the Indian came out victorious.19.48 IST: Srikanth and Nishimoto are making their way to the court.19.41 IST: Srikanth is playing today to become only the fourth male player in history to win four singles Super Series title in a calendar year. Only Lin Dan, Lee Chong Wei and Chen Long have done that.19.36 IST: Ahmad and Natsir have won the match 22-20, 21-15. Srikanth is up next!Up next in #FrenchSS, Srikanth Kidambi takes on Kenta Nishimoto in Men’s Singles FINAL. Raise your hands if you’re watching!- PBL India (@PBLIndiaLive) October 29, 201719.26 IST: Indonesia’s Tontowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsir have won the first game 22-20 against Chinese pair of Zheng Siwei and Chen Qingchen. The Chinese are leading the second game 12-9.19.12 IST: Srikanth has spent two hours and 42 minutes on court in this tournament compared to Nishimoto’s four hours and 34 minutes.Photo Credit: Kidambi Srikanth Twitter 19.00 IST: Srikanth’s is the third match of the day. The mixed doubles final is currently going on.18.45 IST: Indonesian pair of Greysia Polii and Apriyani Rahayu have won the women’s doubles French Open title by defeating Korea’s Lee So Hee and Shin Seung Chan 21-17, 21-15.18.40 IST: Here’s a look at Srikanth’s French Open journey.A very close match today but happy to be on the winning side. Looking forward to coming back on court tomorrow.#teamindia #believe #achieve pic.twitter.com/4cIafYoDvv- Kidambi Srikanth (@srikidambi) October 28, 2017ROUND 1: Srikanth eased past Germany’s Fabian Roth after the latter retired 0-3 down in the first game.ROUND 2: Re-run of Denmark Open semi-final — Srikanth beats Wong Wing Ki Vincent of Hong Kong. READ MOREQUARTER-FINAL: Srikanth pulled off a dramatic comeback against defending champion Shi Yu Qi of China. READ MOREThe gutsy warrior, @srikidambi, beats the defending champion, Shi Yuqi, 8-21, 21-19, 21-9! He’ll face HS Prannoy in #FrenchSS SEMIFINAL! ??? pic.twitter.com/xGegcJSzop- PBL India (@PBLIndiaLive) October 27, 2017SEMI-FINAL: Srikanth came from behind to eke out a close win against fellow Indian HS Prannoy. READ MOREGracious in defeat is @PRANNOYHSPRI who played valiantly against Srikanth in the first all-India Superseries semi-final. ??? pic.twitter.com/3hSJi7B80m- PBL India (@PBLIndiaLive) October 29, 201718.30 IST: Irrespective of the result of today, Kidambi Srikanth is all set to reach his career-high world No. 2 in the BWF Rankings. Only last week, after the Denmark Open triumph, Srikanth had climbed to the fourth spot in BWF Rankings.advertisement.@srikidambi breaks into the top 5 once again!The #DenmarkSSP winner is now the World Number 4 as per the latest @bwfmedia rankings. ?? pic.twitter.com/g3nYHBqo1k- PBL India (@PBLIndiaLive) October 26, 2017BRIEF PREVIEW:Kidambi Srikanth will be eyeing his fourth Super Series title this year and maiden French Open trophy when he faces Japan’s Kenta Nishimota in the men’s singles final on Sunday.Having reach his fifth Super Series final this year, Srikanth has joined an elite list of male shuttlers to have achieved the same feat..@srikidambi matched the feats of 3 Olympic medallists after his fantastic triumph in the #FrenchSS semi-final. pic.twitter.com/YORRzC2M9s- PBL India (@PBLIndiaLive) October 29, 2017The 24-year-old already created history yesterday when he beat compatriot HS Prannoy to become the first Indian male to reach the final in France.Srikanth and Prannoy together created a record as well as they played the first all-Indian men’s singles semi-final in a Super Series event.For the first time, two Indian men will square off in a Superseries semifinal.HS Prannoy takes on Srikanth Kidambi shortly. #FrenchSS SF pic.twitter.com/FLOp37jChl- PBL India (@PBLIndiaLive) October 28, 2017Srikanth is currently level with Saina Nehwal’s year of 2010 having won three Super Series titles — Indonesia Super Series Premier and Australian Open Super Series (June) and Denmark Open Super Series Premier (October).With a total of five Super Series titles in his career, Srikanth is only behind Saina Nehwal (10) as the most titles won by an Indian in the Super Series circuit and has the most number of Super Series titles in the men’s circuit this year.With 3 trophies under his belt, Srikanth Kidambi has the most number of Superseries titles in the men’s singles circuit in 2017. ??? pic.twitter.com/xPpBaprArr- PBL India (@PBLIndiaLive) October 23, 2017On the other hand, Srikanth had already broken Saina’s record of reaching three Super Series finals in a year when he reached and later won the final in Denmark.last_img read more

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Premier League: Manchester City go 15 points clear at the top with 1-0 win at Newcastle

first_imgManchester City moved 15 points clear at the top of the English Premier League as it extended its winning run to 18 games at Newcastle on Wednesday.Raheem Sterling’s 31st-minute strike was all the leaders had to show for a dominant display in front of a crowd of 52,311 at St James’ Park. The Magpies’ ultra-conservative approach frustrated them despite their wealth of possession.But ultimately the 1-0 win was enough on a night when Rafael Benitez’s men slipped to a fifth consecutive home defeat for the first time since 1953.”I’m happy with a lot of clean sheets,” City manager Pep Guardiola said. “Today we have started the second round (half of the season) – 18 games left. We’re going to see how many we need to be champion.”Rafa Benitez started with the most negative approach St James’ Park can ever have seen from a Newcastle side, allowing City to monopolise proceedings before Sterling finally broke their resistance with his 13th league goal of the season.City hit the woodwork three times in total — twice from Sergio Aguero and once from Kevin De Bruyne — and they nearly paid for their profligacy in front of goal when, in rare Newcastle attacks, Rolando Aarons had a first-half chip cleared off the line and Dwight Gayle headed wide late on.Despite a slightly sloppy second-half performance, it would have been a travesty if Newcastle, just a point above the relegation zone after their fifth straight home defeat, had been rewarded for an ultra-cautious approach.advertisementCity moved on to 58 points out of a possible 60, with their Manchester United neighbours on 43 points and Chelsea on 42.”We did absolutely everything but it is difficult to play when the other team doesn’t want to play,” Guardiola told BBC Sport in what sounded a harsh but fair assessment of Newcastle’s early passivity.”Any manager can decide what he wants. I prefer to try to play but I respect a lot what opponents do and we have to try to discover how to attack against them.”Such is City’s aura now that Newcastle, almost as if Benitez was resigned to their fate from the start, invariably put 10 men behind the ball in the opening half an hour as the visitors sought an opening.Argentine Aguero volleyed against the post after seven minutes and De Bruyne let Newcastle off with some slack finishing before the South American again struck the post on the half-hour with a right foot shot.City even made light of the early departure of captain Vincent Kompany, who suffered yet another of his injury woes and had to limp off after 10 minutes.Refusing to compromise their attacking approach, they simply pushed midfielder Fernandinho back into central defence and brought on striker Gabriel Jesus.With Newcastle offering nothing, it felt just a matter of time before De Bruyne picked out Sterling brilliantly with a floated through ball which saw the England international ghost in and squeeze it left-footed past Rob Elliot from a narrow angle.Forced to offer a response, Newcastle responded almost immediately when a fine Aarons’ chip brought an excellent headed goalline clearance from Nicolas Otamendi under his own bar but it was just a brief respite as City equalled the English top-flight record of 11 consecutive away league victories.De Bruyne, with a strange mixture of commanding orchestration and wayward finishing, struck the post with one searing shot but City did appear to become a little complacent as substitute Gayle came close with an 89th minute header that went just wide.Now, Guardiola is just one win away from equalling the record of 19 league victories in a row that he set with Bayern Munich in 2013-14, the longest winning streak achieved in any of Europe’s top five leagues.last_img read more

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Hardik Pandya, India’s premier all-rounder, once didn’t have enough money to eat good food

first_imgCricket has played an instrumental role in Hardik Pandya’s life-changing journey, which is nothing short of a rags to riches story. Not many are aware of Hardik Pandya’s struggles in domestic cricket when he and his elder brother, Krunal, were trying to make a name for themselves.The all-rounder has developed a flamboyant image ever since he broke into the national team in January last year. But the gold chains, unique hairstyles and his flashy attitude rarely tell the real story of a 24-year-old’s rise to fame.”Maggi should consider making Hardik their brand ambassador. The amount of Maggi he has eaten no one else in India would have eaten as much,” Krunal said.”By the way Maggi folks heard about this and they sent me an entire box of Maggi. I really liked eating noodles (Maggi). Used to eat a lot of it when I was a kid. Back then if I had the option of eating good food obviously I would choose eating good food. But you need to have money to afford good food. You could get Maggi – I mean noodles – for just Rs five. In five rupees, I could get a full plate of noodles. In that money, you couldn’t even get a morsel of ‘good food’. The other reason I liked eating Maggi was that I didn’t have to share it with Krunal because he didn’t like it,” Hardik told Gaurav Kapur in a candid chat on Breakfast With Champions.Pandya recently revealed that he came from a well-off family and used to be rich during his childhood but then the family lost almost everything they had.advertisement”I always had this thing in my mind (wondering) how can I succeed in life. Because we used to  be really rich, from a well to do family. And from having that, to struggling for Rs 10 – it was disappointing for me…because I had money when I was small so I never thought that when I’m older I’d have to struggle so much.”No one knows that we’ve struggled for 3 years for every penny. Even saving Rs 5-10 was a big trouble for us. I still remember before the IPL, we had won the Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy and got Rs 70,000 each. Me and Krunal said to ourselves that at least we’ll get by for a while,” Pandya said on Breakfast with Champions.The Gujarat cricketer then went on to reveal how he and his brother hid their car for almost two years as they did not have the money to pay the EMIs on time.”For two years, we hadn’t paid the EMI on our car…Just because we were smart, we managed to hide the car. We didn’t want the car to go… So anything we earned in those 3 years was supposed to save the car.”It was just…pay the EMIs on the car and get some food on the table. Then God was kind. In my first year at MI we won the IPL and I got a cheque for Rs 50 lakhs. And I was like “Damn”. From there I got the car freed from the bank and bought a new car as well.”Just three months earlier we were struggling and fighting for money and after three months I had 50-60 lakhs in my pocket. It was all about saving at that time. Things changed for me from there…I mean 7 months later what hasn’t come from it,” Pandya remembered.Pandya has of course done really well for himself. Right after his maiden Test hundred in August, Hardik had bought a red Jeep Compass for his father. From having to hide his car from bank officials to a stunning gift for his father, the young all-rounder sure has come a long way.last_img read more

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Ronaldo Named Best Soccer Player

first_imgZURICH –  Cristiano Ronaldo couldn’t hide how much it meant to him, finally being voted the world’s best player again.Having spent four years in the shadow of his great rival Lionel Messi, Ronaldo broke down in tears after being elected the Ballon d’Or winner for 2013 — a rare display of emotion that showed just how important it was for the Portugal winger to lay his hands on the trophy again.Ronaldo first won football’s biggest individual prize five years ago, but then watched as Messi found a way of upstaging him each year despite consistently scoring at an unprecedented rate for Real Madrid.“There are no words to describe this moment,” said Ronaldo, crying openly while his 3-year-old son, also named Cristiano, stood at his feet. The little boy had just been hoisted by Brazil great Pele to touch the golden trophy as dad gathered himself to speak.“People who know me know how many people helped me,” Ronaldo said in Portuguese. “If I have forgotten anyone, I do apologize because I am deeply moved.”Earlier, Ronaldo was cautiously diplomatic at a news conference, facing media who mostly predicted his prolific 69-goal tally in 2013 would end Messi’s four-year victory run.Ronaldo’s stunning hat trick against Sweden in a decisive World Cup playoff in November also appeared to stand out as the year’s defining individual performance.“If I win, fine. If I don’t, life goes on,” he said, acknowledging that Messi’s sustained excellence for Madrid nemesis Barcelona had pushed him to improve.Ronaldo also said he has made peace with FIFA President Sepp Blatter, whose ill-judged comments in October stating a preference for Messi seemed to confirm a long-held belief in Portugal and Madrid that their player was destined to lose.“We talked over the telephone and everything was cleared,” Ronaldo said before the ceremony. “This is no longer an issue, neither for us nor for football.”In a tight race, Ronaldo received 1,365 points, Messi had 1,205 and Franck Ribery, the France and Bayern Munich winger, got 1,127. Voting was done by national team captains and coaches, plus selected journalists in each FIFA member country.On hearing his name called — finally delivered by Pele after a dramatic pause and smile — Ronaldo closed his eyes, grinned and dipped his head, then turned to kissed his girlfriend, model Irina Shayk, before walking to the stage.Pele greeted Ronaldo with a hug minutes after he also cried on stage when collecting an honorary Ballon d’Or for his own outstanding career.Ronaldo’s victory was fitting on an evening when FIFA paid tribute to another great Portugal forward, Eusebio, who died last week.FIFA also stressed that Ronaldo’s win owed nothing to an extension of the initial balloting deadline beyond the World Cup playoff. His display in Stockholm was so impressive it seemed certain to sway voters when Messi was sidelined by his third injury of the year.Still, FIFA spokesman Walter De Gregorio said the standings were unchanged by the voting rules adjustment.Though Ribery lost, Bayern got one victory as Jupp Heynckes won the coaching award for leading the team to a Champions League, Bundesliga and national cup treble last season before he retired. Heynckes defeated Juergen Klopp of Borussia Dortmund and Alex Ferguson, who retired after winning another Premier League title for Manchester United.European champion Germany swept the women’s awards.Goalkeeper Nadine Angerer was player of the year ahead of United States forward Abby Wambach, last year’s winner, and Marta of Brazil. Sylvia Neid won the women’s coaching award, beating Sweden’s Pia Sundhage and Ralf Kellermann, who led Wolfsburg to the Champions League title.Zlatan Ibrahimovic won a fans’ online vote to get the Puskas Award for best goal, a long-range bicycle kick for Sweden against England in a November 2012 friendly.Blatter gave his presidential award to Jacques Rogge, the International Olympic Committee president for 12 years until reaching his term limit last September. The Afghanistan football federation got the fair play award.Pele received an honorary Ballon d’Or trophy, which he could never get during his career when the original prize created by France Football magazine in 1956 was restricted to European players. “I promised my family I would not cry but I am emotional,” said Pele, the only player to win the World Cup three times.(Graham Dunbar, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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US’ Comanche Wins Aussie Race

first_imgHOBART, Australia — Badly damaged but still able to sail, the giant American yacht Comanche crossed the finish line Dec. 28 to take line honors in a storm-hit Sydney to Hobart race.The 100 foot supermaxi, owned by Netscape founder Dr. Jim Clark and skippered by Ken Read, reached the line off Hobart’s Constitution Dock at 10pm local time (1100 GMT) to complete the 628 nautical mile race in 2 days, 8 hours, 58 minutes. It was the first American winner since 1998.Comanche was about 50 nautical miles ahead of American rival Rambler 88 which also suffered serious damage during a race from which a third of the fleet withdrew, including favorite and eight-time line honors winner Wild Oats XI.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img

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Belgian Police Raid Several Soccer Clubs in Vast Probe

first_imgBRUSSELS (AP) — A massive corruption scandal engulfed Belgian soccer on Wednesday when authorities carried out 57 police raids in the country and around Europe in a probe into financial fraud and match-fixing.The federal prosecutor’s office said 44 raids were being held in Belgium and 13 more in France, Luxembourg, Cyprus, Montenegro, Serbia and Macedonia.The prosecutor’s statement said a year-long probe into soccer shows evidence of “suspect financial operations” by sports agents and indications “of possible influencing of games” over the last season.“Match-fixing undermines the integrity of sports. The Justice Department is working for a fair sport,” Justice Minister Koen Geens said.The unexpected probe comes only three months after Belgium’s national soccer team reached the World Cup semifinals and ended up finishing third at the tournament in Russia.According to local media, Belgium’s best known agent, Brugge coach Ivan Leko and a former Anderlecht club official were among those being questioned.“Agents, referees, a former lawyer, an accounting office, jewelers, journalists” were among those hit by the raids, authorities said without specifying names.The investigation centers on “activities relating to a criminal organization, money laundering and private corruption,” the prosecutor’s office said.The raids took place in just about every region in Belgium, disrupting clubs far and wide. It involved 184 police officials in the country and 36 in the other European nations.The statement said some soccer agents, independent from one another, “would have schemed to hide” transfer commissions, payments of players and coaches, and other payments from the Belgian authorities, causing tax losses.It was during the investigation, the prosecutor’s office said, that indications appeared that there may have been match-fixing during the 2017-18 season.—By RAF CASERT , Associated PressTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Giannis Leads Bucks Past Pistons for 2-0 Series Lead

first_imgMILWAUKEE — Saddled with early foul trouble and faced with an aggressive defensive scheme that kept him in check for the first two quarters, Giannis Antetokounmpo set the tone immediately in the second half.Antetokounmpo scored 13 of his 26 points in Milwaukee’s big third quarter and the Bucks beat the Detroit Pistons 120-99 on Wednesday night to take a 2-0 lead in the first-round playoff series.After scoring 10 points and playing only 14 minutes in the first half, Antetokounmpo scored Milwaukee’s first seven points in the third quarter.“It is about will,” Antetokounmpo said. “I knew they were going to put guys in the paint, crowd me. I just tried to have patience.”As the Bucks took the court after halftime, Eric Bledsoe had some words of advice for the team’s leader.“Eric told me, ‘Be aggressive, it is going to come.’ That is what I tried to do,” Antetokounmpo said.Detroit Pistons’ Andre Drummond (0) and Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) go for a loose ball during the first half of Game 2 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Wednesday, April 17, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)The Bucks outscored Detroit 35-17 in the period to take a 93-76 lead into the fourth.“I don’t think he felt great about how he played in the first half,” Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said about Antetokounmpo. “When he feels that way, he’s going to do something to change it.”Bledsoe led the Bucks with 27 points, and Khris Middleton had 24. Milwaukee is trying to win a series for the first time since 2001.“We knew they was going to come out with fight,” Bledsoe said. “We just had to match their intensity.”Luke Kennard had 19 points for Detroit. Reggie Jackson and Andre Drummond each added 18, and Drummond had 16 rebounds. Detroit star Blake Griffin sat out again with a left knee injury, but received a technical for the second straight game for arguing from the bench.“For the most part, we came out and competed and we definitely made them feel us,” Jackson said.Game 3 is Saturday night in Detroit.Detroit clawed within seven in the fourth before the Bucks put it away, capped by a hard drive by Antetokounmpo on a break. He banked in an awkward reverse-angle shot while crashing to the floor after being fouled by Drummond. He completed the three-point play to make it 105-87.After falling behind early, Detroit battled back in the second quarter, finally taking a 57-56 lead on Jackson’s jumper with 28 seconds left. Bledsoe briefly put the Bucks back in front, but Jackson closed the half with a layup to give Detroit a 59-58 lead.“I thought we set the tone in the second quarter,” Detroit coach Dwane Casey said. “Our challenge has been extending hard play, not getting bored with fundamentals, not getting bored kicking the ball out, doing those things offensively.”TIP-INSPistons: Griffin took part in light drills at the morning’s shootaround while wearing a heavy brace on his leg. … Thon Maker, acquired from Milwaukee near the trading deadline, started in Griffin’s place for the second straight game. … Detroit committed two turnovers in the first half.Bucks: G Tony Snell, who continues to deal with a left ankle sprain, was inactive. Snell has been sidelined since rolling his ankle March 24 against Cleveland. Sterling Brown started at shooting guard in place of Snell. … Pau Gasol (left foot soreness) and Malcolm Brogdon (right foot plantar fascia) also remained out. … F Nikola Mirotic, who played 15 minutes and scored four points Sunday, had two points in 11 minutes in Game 2. Mirotic missed the last 11 games of the regular season after fracturing his left thumb March 19.Detroit Pistons’ Reggie Jackson, middle, drives between Milwaukee Bucks’ Ersan Ilyasova (77) and Brook Lopez (11) during the first half of Game 2 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Wednesday, April 17, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)LONG DISTANCEAntetokounmpo made a 3-pointer as part of his personal 7-0 run to start the third quarter.“I have been working on it a lot,” he said. “It is a part of my game now. That one went in and we were able to make a run. I know they are going to give me those shots the whole game. I’ve just got to be able to be mentally prepared and get to my rhythm and take those shots.”Detroit’s plan was to keep Antetokounmpo out of the paint and force him to shoot from deep. “That’s the shot right now in his career, you want him to shoot those threes. But the day is going to come when Antetokounmpo is going to make that shot consistently and we are all going to be in trouble.”KENNARD GETS STARTAfter Luke Kennard scored 21 points off the bench in Game 1, Casey inserted into the starting lineup.“Starting or coming off the bench, either way is fine with me,” Kennard said. “We wanted to create a little bit more space on offense. I thought we did that and got some good looks.”Detroit Pistons’ Blake Griffin, left, reacts from the bench during the first half of Game 2 of the team’s NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)PACKERS SHOW SUPPORTGreen Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and girlfriend Danica Patrick attended the game. Packers left tackle David Bakhtiari, sporting a Bucks cap, guzzled can of Spotted Cow beer while being shown on the scoreboard.BREWERS CHEERING SECTIONSeveral members of the Milwaukee Brewers also cheered on the Bucks, including reigning National League MVP Christian Yelich, pitchers Jhoulys Chacín and Jeremy Jeffress, manager Craig Counsell and president of baseball operations and general manager David Stearns.___By RICH ROVITO Associated PressTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Town Devastated by Wildfire Savors High School Football Win

first_imgPARADISE, Calif. (AP) — It’s hard to recognize Paradise.It is heaps of melted metal. It is scorched pine trees. It is a place where things used to be, before a fire destroyed nearly 19,000 structures and killed 86 people in November 2018.But on Friday night, Paradise looked like home again. Thousands of people filled the stands at Om Wraith Field at Paradise High School — which was spared from the flames — to watch the football team missing more than a third of its players play its first game since losing everything.Girls wore ribbons in their hair and glitter on their faces. Boys wore jerseys with the sleeves rolled up. People stood in line to order hot dogs at the concession stand, only to be given a paper plate with a bun and told to walk around the corner and pick one off the grill.“I recognize this,” 43-year-old Shannon Stoneman said as she looked around faces she had not seen in nearly 10 months.Stoneman lost her home, her grocery store, her gas station, her favorite restaurant, and everything else she knew in the fire. She had to move more than 130 miles (210 kilometers) away, putting her two teenage daughters into another school. But when she heard about the Paradise High School football team playing again, she took the day off from work and came back to watch.“Our hearts are here, even if our homes aren’t,” she said.Senior running back Lukas Hartley could feel the pressure. In the first quarter, shortly after the team had entered the field through the home stands while Johnny Cash’s “God’s Gonna Cut You Down” played on the speakers, he threw up on the field as his emotions got the best of him. He sat out two plays, before returning and running over a defender to score a touchdown.Paradise was up 7-0 when they lined up for their second possession of the game. Senior wide receiver Mason Cowan lined up to the right side of the field and noticed the other team was not looking at him. He signaled to quarterback Danny Bettencourt. Sixty-four yards and an extra point later, it was 14-0 and the rout was on. Paradise would win the game 42-0.“Everyone felt like, in a way that, we had the town on our back,” Hartley said. “We had the responsibility of winning tonight, so that’s what we went out here and did.”For people to come back to Paradise, they have to have something to come back to. Local officials have worked hard to make that happen, and the school system has been a key part of that strategy. Paradise High School met all of the previous semester in an office building by an airport, but school officials worked hard to make sure the senior class graduated on the football field in May just like all the other classes before them.Pam Beauchamp-Rioux, 51, moved away after losing her home but is still president of the Paradise Little League. Keison McMurray, 34, is living in a friend’s trailer but still coaches a youth football team.“I think this (game) is going to show people that (Paradise) is not gone,” said 38-year-old Jennifer Siemens, who came to the field hours early to reserve a seat, hiding from the sun beneath a pink and blue umbrella. “So many people have donated and helped us from all over the country. Now they can see why, you know?”Jamie Travis was one of the few who did not lose her home. She said the fire stopped about two blocks from her house. She stood near the south end zone on Friday night, a snow cone in her hand, watching friends return to the place she never left.“It was just hard knowing all your friends and family lost everything and you didn’t,” she said. “Everybody is here again.”After the game, the players huddled near the north end zone to celebrate. Coaches praised the players for winning, but said they had so many things to fix when practice resumes Monday. But that could wait.“Here’s what I pray for you tonight, that you started a healing that’s going to continue for the rest of the season,” Assistant Coach Andy Hopper said.The team stood up and lifted their helmets in the air as they yelled as one: “Brothers to the bone!”By ADAM BEAM Associated PressTweetPinShare77 Shareslast_img read more

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Wibu-Systems and Winbond to highlight trusted computing at Embedded World

first_img Continue Reading Previous X SPEX: video recorder board replaces frame grabber, display controller and text generatorNext Analog Devices: 35V hot swappable supercapacitor backup power controller Trusted Computing Group (TCG), in partnership with OpenSystems Media (OSM), will demonstrate and discuss secure embedded and IoT devices and data at Embedded World. TCG is a not-for-profit organization that develops, defines and promotes open, vendor-neutral, global industry standards, supportive of a hardware-based root of trust for interoperable trusted computing platforms. OSM is the leading media outlet for engineers working on embedded, IoT, industrial, and military applications.The TCG program includes daily live demonstrations by the member companies Wibu-Systems and Winbond on how to protect IoT and embedded devices and data using several TCG specifications implemented for security purposes. The demonstrations will be augmented with a lecture by Dr. Florian Schreiner, IT Security and Platform Security Specialist of Infineon Technologies, who will present “TPM 2.0 for Enhanced Security in Software Updates of Industrial Systems” on March 1, 2018.On February 28th and March 1st, Wibu-Systems will demonstrate license management with Trusted Platform Modules (TPM) powered by CodeMeter, the company’s flagship technology for protection, licensing and security. The data about technical know-how theft has always been alarming, but now the Internet of Things is bringing a new dimension to this phenomenon: counterfeiting, reverse engineering, tampering, and cyberattacks are skyrocketing, even in a Trusted Computing environment. As the value in the supply chain shifts from hardware to software, software protection becomes the vital backbone of any robust cyber security strategy. In particular, hardware secure elements (like industrial grade dongles, memory cards, TPMs, or ASICs) in the target system offer a secure repository where encrypted code keys can be safely stored. By combining endpoint security with skillfully designed licensing models integrated and back office systems, new revenue streams are created for any software-powered business. In the new economy led by Industrie 4.0, the secure upgradability and updatability of system features and functionalities open the doors for a shorter time to market, adaptive process optimization, and global competitiveness.Winbond will demonstrate an IoT node running both authentic code and non-authentic (compromised) code. In the demo, a “cloud” server will get the correct Compound Device Identifier (CDI, as defined in TCG Device Identity Composition Engine specification) with authentic data from the authentic system and the wrong CDI along with fake data from the compromised system. The demo will show how the cloud server can identify the compromised system.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software last_img read more

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Microchip introduces MPLAB PICkit 4 programming and debugging development tool

first_img Continue Reading Previous Bridgetek: EVE graphics controllers with ASTC functionalityNext Rohde & Schwarz: signal generation and analysis solution for 5G New Radio at MWC 2018 The debugging process remains an important area where many embedded design engineers would like to see improvements, according to AspenCore’s 2017 Embedded Market Study. To address these needs and enhance the development experience, Microchip introduces the MPLAB PICkit 4 In-Circuit Debugger. The low-cost PICkit 4 in-circuit programming and debugging development tool is meant to replace the popular PICkit 3 programmer by offering five times faster programming, a wider voltage range (1.2-5V), improved USB connectivity and more debugging interface options. In addition to supporting Microchip’s PIC microcontrollers and dsPIC Digital Signal Controllers, the tool also supports debugging and programming for the CEC1702 family of hardware cryptography-enabled devices.This low-cost programming and debugging solution is ideal for those designing in the 8-bit space, but it is also perfectly suited for 16- and 32-bit development due, in part, to its 300 MHz, high-performance ATSAME70Q21B microcontroller on board. The benefits of faster programming time are less waiting and better productivity during development. This is especially important when designing with 32-bit microcontrollers with larger memory capacities.The PICkit 4 development tool enables debugging and programming using the graphical user interface of MPLAB X Integrated Development Environment. The tool connects to the design engineer’s computer using a hi-speed USB 2.0 interface and can be connected to the target via an 8-pin single inline header that supports advanced interfaces such as 4-wire JTAG and serial wire debug with streaming data gateway. It is also backward compatible for demo boards, headers and target systems using 2-wire JTAG and In-Circuit Serial Programming compatibility.The new interfaces make this low-cost tool compatible with Microchip’s CEC1702 hardware cryptography-enabled devices. This low-power, but powerful, 32-bit MCU offers easy-to-use encryption, authentication and private and public key capabilities. CEC1702 users can now benefit from using cc’s development tools and support rather than being required to invest in third-party tools for programming and debugging.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software last_img read more

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