Tendulkar most accomplished World Cup player: Imran

first_imgLegendary Pakistani fast bowler Imran Khan on Tuesday refused to compare Sachin Tendulkar with Don Bradman but said the Indian maestro was the “most accomplished player in the World Cup”.Imran declined to compare Tendulkar with Bradman as he had not seen the Australian playing.”Sachin is the most accomplished player in the World Cup. He should open Indian innings and with Virender Sehwag. They can give solid start to the team which will be difficult for other teams to match,” Imran said.He said Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s squad is the best ever Indian World Cup side and it has the most formidable batting line-up among the teams participating in this edition starting in the sub-continent on Saturday.”I played the first World Cup in 1975 and have been following it since then. According to me this is the best ever Indian side playing in a World Cup,” said Pakistan’s 1992 World Cup-winning captain.”This is the best batting line-up in the world. You have Sachin, Sehwag, MS Dhoni, Yusuf Pathan and the batting depth will play a crucial role,” he told a TV channel.He predicted that Harbhajan Singh will be the key bowler for India given the conditions, and if he were the captain he would have asked the off-spinner to play the attacking bowler’s role.Asked about the Indian pace battery, the former all-rounder said, “When I saw Ishant Sharma bowling initially, I felt that at last India has got a genuine pace bowler who can run through any batting order. But two years since then when I saw him, I could see flaw in his bowling action.”advertisementWith inputs from PTIlast_img read more

Shiva Thapa qualifies for Rio Olympics, Mary Kom yet to book her berth

first_imgWorld Championships bronze-medallist Shiva Thapa (56kg) on Thursday became the first Indian boxer to make the cut for this year’s Rio Olympics by entering the Asian Qualifying Tournament’s final but MC Mary Kom (51kg) failed to book her Rio Games ticket after losing in the last-four stage in Qian’an, China.Shiva, given the top seeding in his weight category, lived up to the billing as he sailed past 2013 World Championship bronze-medallist Kairat Yeraliyev of Kazakhstan in the semifinal. He will face second seed Chatchai Butdee of Thailand in the final on Friday.With Thursday’s victory, the 22-year-old Indian is set for his second Olympic appearance, four years after he became the youngest boxer to qualify for the multi-sporting extravaganza.”I want to thank god for having managed to achieve this. I was very worked up about this bout, it was the most important bout for me. So I am totally exhausted and relieved at the same time,” Shiva told PTI.”I have very little time at hand for rest and recovery as the final bout is tomorrow itself. So, it’s slowly sinking in. I can’t thank enough my coaches and all those who supported me in this journey. I hope to come good on expectations this time by winning an Olympic medal,” he said.However, it was heartbreak for another top seed, Mary Kom, who went down to old foe Ren Cancan of China in the semifinals, which will only translate into a bronze medal for her. In the women’s category, only the gold and silver medal winners from this tournament will qualify for Rio Olympics.advertisementThe five-time world champion and London Olympics bronze-medallist, however, has another chance of qualifying for the Rio Games during the World Championships in May.Another Indian in the fray in the men’s draw was Commonwealth Games silver-medallist and fourth seed L Devendro Singh (49kg) but he lost to top seed Rogen Ladon of Mongolia in the semifinals.Assured of a bronze medal, Devendro will now fight it out for an Olympic quota place by taking on Mongolia’s third-seeded Gan-Erdene Gankhuyag on Friday.National coach Gurbax Singh Sandhu was effusive in his praise for Shiva, while also lauding the effort of other boxers.”It was a very sensible, very planned, and very aggressive performance. His opponent was actually running around to save himself. It was a class performance and one of the best bouts of the day,” Sandhu said.”Shiva has matured tremendously and this was evident in his performance so far,” he added.last_img read more

Skoda Rapid Monte Carlo re-introduced in India, price starts at Rs 11.16 lakh

first_imgSkoda Auto India has re-introduced the Monte Carlo edition of mid-size sedan Rapid at an introductory price of Rs 11.16 lakh (ex-showroom, India). The new variant will be available across countrywide dealerships of the company in exclusive flash red colour scheme.The company had first launched Rapid Monte Carlo in India in August 2017. However, following a trademark tussle with a clothing firm having a similar name, the car had to be rechristened as Edition X.The car will come with a 1.5-litre TDI diesel engine and a 1.6-litre MPI petrol motor. The TDI produces 110 PS of power and 250 Nm of torque. It is mated to a seven-speed DSG automatic transmission and a five-speed manual gearbox. The MPI is good for 105 PS of power and 153 Nm of power. It gets a six-speed automatic transmission and a five-speed manual gearbox.For the diesel variants, the company claims a mileage of 21.72 kmpl on DSG transmission and 21.13 kmpl on the manual one. With regard to the petrol models, fuel efficiency figures of 15.41 kmpl and and 14.84 kmpl for the manual and automatic transmissions, respectively, are claimed. Rapid Monte Carlo sports black Skoda signature grille, gloss black mirrors and quartz-cut projector headlights (with chrome eyelashes), and LED DRLs embrace clean cuts and modern crystalline appearance. The black design elements underline the assertive and the dynamic appearance of the company’s offering. The car gets dual tone 16-inch clubber alloy wheels with glossy black bolt covers. The black decor on the B pillars with Monte Carlo flag badge, the black roof foil, the black tailgate spoiler and the black grained sporty diffuser add to the sporty character of the mid-size sedan.advertisement One is welcomed by premium Monte Carlo leatherette seat upholstery with grey vertical stripes inside the cabin. The three-spoke, supersport, flat-bottom, multifunction, height and length adjustable steering wheel and the gear knob come with black perforated leather and red decorative stitching. The interiors are perfectly complemented by piano black center console and the abundant chrome decor.The car gets several connectivity features. It comes with a 6.5-inch ‘Drive’ colour touchscreen central infotainment system. It supports MirrorLink, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. There is climatronic air conditioning technology along with adjustable dual rear AC vents. Other features include rain sensing wiper system, cruise control, a multifunctional display, tinted windows and windscreen and rear view camera.Dual airbags and ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) are standard across all the products of Skoda. Rapid Monte Carlo also gets five three-point seatbelts. Additionally, ESC (Electronic Stability Control) and HHC (Hill Hold Control) are available as well, depending on the variant.There is no dearth of space in Rapid Monte Carlo, which comes with a 460-litre boot, cooled glove box compartment, black waste bin for the front door pocket, storage compartment under the front center armrest and cup holders at the front as well as the rear.Below is the variant-wise price (ex-showroom, India) list of Rapid Monte Carlo.– 1.6 MPI (Manual) – Rs 11.16 lakh– 1.6 MPI (Automatic) – Rs 12.36 lakh– 1.5 TDI (Manual) – Rs 13.00 lakh– 1.5 TDI (Automatic) – Rs 14.26 lakhALSO READ | Mahindra XUV300 vs Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza: A detailed comparison between their technical specificationsALSO READ | Mahindra XUV300: Ahead of its launch on February 14, everything you need to knowALSO READ | Honda Civic engine details, fuel efficiency figures outlast_img read more

‘Ancelotti has more trophies than I have underpants’

first_imgBundesliga Nagelsmann not gunning for Ancelotti’s job: ‘He has more trophies in his cupboard than I have underpants’ Stephen Creek Last updated 2 years ago 03:50 14/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) juliannagelsmann-cropped Bongarts Bundesliga Bayern München Carlo Ancelotti Hoffenheim v Sporting Braga Sporting Braga UEFA Europa League Hoffenheim The Hoffenheim boss said his remarks about one day coaching Bayern Munich “had no current reference” Julian Nagelsmann has moved to distance himself from comments he made about managing Bayern Munich in the future, saying the remarks “had no current reference”.The Hoffenheim coach prompted speculation that he could succeed Carlo Ancelotti at the Allianz Arena by telling Eurosport that his family were moving to Munich and that the city is important to him.However, speaking ahead of Hoffenheim’s Europa League clash with Braga, he made it clear that he was not seeking to undermine Ancelotti. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing “The topic had bigger impact than I wanted,” Nagelsmann said. “Unfortunately the interview has made waves, also regarding my colleague Carlo Ancelotti for whom I have great respect.”He has more trophies in his cupboard than I have underpants. I’ve sent Carlo a text to explain how I meant what I’ve said.”With that the issue is ticked off.”Julian #Nagelsmann: “Statements with regards to FCB aren’t relevant. I am the manager at #TSG and I’m more than happy here.”#TSGSCB— TSG Hoffenheim EN (@achtzehn99_en) September 13, 2017Nagelsmann’s side inflicted Bayern’s first defeat of the season on Saturday, when Mark Uth scored both goals in a 2-0 victory for Hoffenheim.The Bundesliga table after three games shows Bayern in sixth place, while Hoffenheim are up in second, and Nagelsmann insisted he is not making plans to move clubs anytime soon.”The interview had no current reference,” he said. “It was about visions and the planning of my life’s future. I have always pointed out that it is my dream to manage a world-class club.”These were open-minded and honest answers. I want to maintain this style. It was no candidature.”last_img read more

David Warner Smith booed in warmup match against England

first_imgSouthampton (UK): Australian batsmen David Warner and Steve Smith were booed and heckled by the crowd in their warm-up game against England on Saturday ahead of the World Cup beginning next week. Warner and Smith returned to the Australian team earlier this month after completing one-year bans for their involvement in a ball-tampering scandal in a Test match in South Africa. The duo’s ban had ended on March 29. There were scattered boos when opening batsman Warner walked out to bat along with captain Aaron Finch in the warm-up match after Australia lost the toss. Also Read – We don’t ask for kind of tracks we get: Bowling coach ArunA spectator was heard shouting “Get off Warner you cheat”. There were more boos as Warner walked off after being dismissed for 43 to be replaced by Smith, coming in with Australia 82 for two in the 17th over. Smith played a brilliant innings of 116 off 102 balls and he was out in the penultimate delivery of the Australian innings. There were a few chants of “cheat, cheat, cheat” when Smith arrived, although a lone Australia fan shouted back “Get ’em Stevie!”, according to BBC. Also Read – Bastian Schweinsteiger announces retirement, could join Germany set-upBut when Smith reached his fifty, the applause outweighed the boos but the jeers were very much audible. He was booed again when he reached his hundred in the 48th over. Asked about the boos after the Australian innings, Smith said, “I’m pretty chilled, everyone is entitled to their opinion. I’m just happy to be back playing and doing a job for my team. I fortunately was able to contribute for the team.” The disgraced duo’s first match in England was a hastily arranged, unofficial warm-up match against the West Indies here on Wednesday. But that fixture was played in front of fewer than 30 spectators, whereas there were several thousands here on Saturday. Reigning world champions Australia are set to be in England for more than four months in a tour featuring both the World Cup and a five-Test Ashes series.last_img read more

Home sales fall across Canada to reach their lowest level in 3

first_imgA flood of buyers and sellers looking to close deals late last year ahead of looming tighter mortgage rules resulted in a 14.5 per cent “payback” drop in home sales between December and January, market watchers said Thursday.Economists expected the drastic decline, which marked the lowest sales level in three years, and anticipate the market will continue to be dampened in the near future as Canadians negotiate the new rules and a January interest rates hike, the third in the past year.“It’s the biggest monthly percentage drop in sales activity since October 2008,” said Gregory Klump, the Canadian Real Estate Association’s chief economist, referencing when the country was in the midst of the so-called Great Recession.January activity was down in three-quarters of all local markets and virtually all major urban areas, especially in Ontario’s hot spot in the Greater Golden Horseshoe, according to data released by CREA Thursday. The decline was less significant on an annual basis, with sales falling 2.4 per cent.The monthly decline “is largely payback” for buyers rushing to sign deals in the last three months of the year, ahead of the new rules, said Robert Kavcic, senior economist at BMO Capital Markets, in a note.CREA’s figures showed sales climbed to a record monthly high in December — just before the federal banking regulator’s tougher rules for uninsured mortgages took effect. Starting Jan. 1, borrowers with a more than 20 per cent down payment must pass a stress test proving that they can service mortgage at a qualifying rate of the greater of the contractual mortgage rate plus two percentage point or the five-year benchmark rate published by the Bank of Canada.The January market also dampened due to the Bank of Canada’s decision to raise interest rates to 1.25 per cent, up from one per cent. The central bank’s interest rate increase impacts variable rate mortgage holders, but those who opt for fixed mortgages also saw a rise in the five-year fixed rate amid rising bond yields and a stronger economy.CREA noted that January home sales are on par with the 10-year monthly average and that a large decline in new listings of 21.6 per cent prevented the market balance from shifting in favour of homebuyers. The average price of a home rose by 2.3 per cent when compared with last year at just over $481,500.The national sales-to-new listings ratio was 63.6 per cent in January. A ratio reading above 60 per cent generally indicates a sellers’ market.The number of newly-listed homes was at the lowest level since spring 2009. About 85 per cent of all markets had fewer listings. The Greater Toronto Area led the decline, with large percentage drops also in British Columbia’s Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island and the Okanagan region, as well as parts of Ontario.Supply restraint may have played a big part in the month’s slowdown, Robert Hogue, senior economist with RBC Economics, wrote in a note. The drop in new listings hints at two psychological effects at play, he said. Many sellers rushed to list their properties in the months before Jan. 1 and, once the new rules came in, potential sellers may have feared a significant buyer pullback and waited to list.He expects more listings to surface once those fears subside.The market likely over-reacted to the new mortgage rules, Hogue wrote, and while homebuyer demand will remained dampened, it won’t be to the extent implied by January’s figures.Volatility is expected to continue in the near-term, wrote Michael Dolega, a senior economist with TD Economics, in a note.But, Dolega said “some stabilization” should occur by the middle of the year.“Thereafter we expect activity to remain weighed down by rising interest rates, but with markets largely in balanced territory prices should remain well supported,” he said.The government action successfully slowed housing markets, particularly in and around Toronto, said Sherry Cooper, chief economist at Dominion Lending Centres.“But it hasn’t really made housing affordable,” she said. “And there’s no way to make housing affordable until we see an increase in housing supply — and not just new listings, but actually new construction.”The pace of housing starts in January held steady compared with December at about 216,200, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. reported earlier this month. But the pace is expected to moderate this year.Follow @AleksSagan on Twitter.last_img read more

MoroccoRussian friendship association condemns deadly blasts in Russia

first_imgRabat – The Morocco-Russia friendship association condemned the two deadly blasts that rocks the Russian southern city of Volgograd, killing more than 30 people. In a message to the Russian presidency, the association president Abdellatif El Bahraoui, offered condolences, and expressed faith in the Russian people’s capacity to overcome the situation.At least, 14 people died on Monday when an explosion hit a trolleybus near a busy market during the morning rush hour Monday, a day after a blast at Volgograd’s main train station killed 17 people and wounded at least 35 others.last_img read more

Code of ethics for web journalists presented to the President

President Sirisena further said that this effort is a fulfillment of a timely need for the betterment of the whole society not only for the field of media but for the political field as well. The President, expressing his views said that the launch of code of ethics for web journalists is a great effort for the development of this field. He also promised to allocate a time in the near future to discuss the issues faced by web journalists.Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera, the Director General of Government Information, Sudarshana Gunawardena, the Convener of the Professional Web Journalists’ Association, Freddy Gamage, Secretary Kelum Shivantha and other members of the Association participated in this meeting. (Colombo Gazette) A code of ethics for web journalists to create a more responsible and ethical web journalism, was presented to President Maithripala Sirisena, during a ceremony held in Colombo today.The code of ethics was prepared by the Professional Web Journalists’ Association. Download (PDF, 159KB) read more

Five India players score halfcenturies in tour match

SYDNEY, Australia — Five players scored half-centuries for India as the tourists finally got their scheduled four-day match under way Thursday after rain washed out play on the first day.India made 358 at the Sydney Cricket Ground, while a Cricket Australia XI was 24 without loss in reply late Thursday.Prithvi Shaw top-scored for India with 66 while captain Virat Kohli added 64.The 19-year-old Shaw scored a century on test debut last month and is expected to open the batting at Adelaide Oval next week in the first test against Australia. The right-hander stroked 11 boundaries.CA XI captain Sam Whiteman won the toss and decided to bowl.The match was only originally scheduled for three days before Cricket Australia (CA) agreed to add Wednesday’s earlier start at India’s request.The first of the four-test series begins Dec. 6 in Adelaide. The teams play the final test beginning Jan. 3 at the SCG, with others at Perth and Melbourne in between.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsThe Associated Press read more

Volleyball preview Buckeyes season on the line in the Sweet 16 against

Senior setter Abby Fesl (12) sets the ball during a game against Penn State on Nov. 12 at St. John Arena. Credit: Jenna Leinasars | Assistant News DirectorIt’s back to the Sweet 16 for the Ohio State women’s volleyball team for the second consecutive year – but if the Buckeyes want to advance any further in the NCAA tournament, they will have to make it past Big Ten rival, Wisconsin. The teams face off for the third time this season in the Sweet 16 match of the NCAA tournament, to be played in Madison, Wisconsin, on Friday afternoon.The No. 3-seeded Badgers had given OSU trouble the season, sweeping the Buckeyes once at home and once in Madison, both during conference play. But OSU coach Geoff Carlston said records mean nothing when it’s time to step on the floor. “Everyone is 0-0 right now and everyone is — if you win, you move on and if you lose, you’re done,” he said. To get to this point in the tournament, Wisconsin has swept both Howard University and Washington State. The Badgers boast a dynamic offense composed of five hitters attacking at least .235 on the season and led by senior setter Lauren Carlini. For the Buckeyes, the team has knocked off Missouri State and most recently, won a five-set nail-biter against Kansas State on Dec. 3. Junior outside hitter Ashley Wenz said when the team was down, they looked to the upperclassmen for inspirational leadership. “Looking at our seniors, really seeing that they could see the end of the road and being able to play for them,” she said. “I think that’s what really brought our team together at the end of that last fifth set … realizing it’s bigger than yourself.” Wenz added that preparing for the upcoming match will be slightly easier because the Buckeyes are familiar with Wisconsin’s style of play. She said OSU will be focusing on perfecting the mental aspects of the match leading up to Friday.“We’re really working on the mental side of the game, staying focused and mentally sharp,” she said. “Physically, we know what we have to do, so just taking it up a notch.” Friday’s match conjures up a feeling of déjà vu from 2014. The Buckeyes and Badgers had both made it to the Sweet 16 match, but it was Wisconsin that pulled out the 3-2 victory and effectively ended OSU’s season, before losing to Penn State the following match. OSU led 2-1 in the match.Wisconsin has been a Big Ten powerhouse for the past few years, and Carlston said giving away easy points is something the Buckeyes cannot afford to do if the Buckeyes want to keep their season alive. “You can’t play average,” he said. “They’re a senior-driven team, and they have their leadership and they’ve played a hard schedule like all of us have had.” OSU is banking on its resume of experiences to have success over Wisconsin, which includes playing “in the fire” that is the Big Ten conference, as well coming out on top in exhausting five-sets matches. Carlston said his team has improved in their perseverance and level-headedness over the course of the season.“What (winning those five-set matches) says is our team is learning to play and has learned to play pretty well under pressure, and we’re going to need that on the road this weekend,” he said. The Buckeyes and Badgers go head-to-head at 2 p.m. on Friday in Madison. The match will be broadcasted on ESPNU. read more

One quarter of women experience physical or sexual violence from a partner

first_imgMORE THAN ONE quarter of women in Europe experience physical or sexual violence from a partner at some stage in their lives, according to a new study by the World Health Organisation.Another 5.2 per cent of women experience sexual violence from someone who isn’t their partner.The study is the first system review of scientific data on the prevalence of violence against women. It was released to coincide with a conference taking place in Vienna on eliminating violence against women.“Violence against women cannot be tolerated in any society,” said Zsuzsanna Jakab, the Regional Director of the WHO in Europe.“Eradicating violence requires determined efforts to promote gender equality, challenge gender stereotypes and work with women and girls – not only as victims of violence but as empowered agents of change,” she said.Experts meeting in Vienna are calling on countries to adopt the new WHO guidelines to improve the recording of violence against women.“We must bring to light this hidden crime and the many different forms that gender violence takes throughout the European Union, from physical and psychological abuse in partnerships, to sexual assault and rape, forced prostitution, trafficking in human beings and female genital mutilation,” said Thérese Murphy, the head of operations at the European Institute for Gender Equality in Lithuania.The EU has said that developing policies to combat gender-based violence is a priority.Read: Over 4 per cent of men are unaware of the impact of violence on women > Read: Woman ‘forced to drop rape charges’ so she could stay in the country > Poll: Should a domestic violence clause be added to immigration law? >last_img read more

Apple celebrating 10th retail anniversary with product launch next week

first_imgThis Thursday marks Apple‘s 10th anniversary of creating the retail stores that have proved so popular for the company and brand. From 2001 to 2011 Apple has managed to open more than 300 stores around the world while at the same time climbing to the top of the tech industry by continuously producing gadgets and computers consumers desire. Such an anniversary may be overlooked by consumers, but Apple isn’t one to miss an opportunity to make a fuss, or even launch a new product.BGR has heard from a “solid Apple source” that something big is going to happen in Apple Stores to celebrate reaching the decade anniversary. It may not happen until next week, though, as store staff have been signed up to night shifts this weekend. We can expect black curtains to cover the store windows as whatever it is gets setup, and there’s meant to be a lot of hardware and materials being delivered this week and held under lock and key until the weekend to support what’s being planned.AdChoices广告A night shift, curtains on the windows, and hardware being delivered all points to a product launch. That conclusion is further backed up by new training files being downloaded at stores that are password-protected until late Saturday. Plus, those staff working the night shift this weekend will have to sign an NDA as well as hand their phones in so as not to communicate with anyone and break the news early.This has to be a product launch, right? And if so, what is arriving on May 23?More at BGRlast_img read more

Giving it up for charity

first_imgFashion designers Alex Perry and Arthur Galan along with television star Ada Nicodemou are just some of the Australian celebrities who will be giving up clothes to charity. The giveability store is a designer charity store that will help raise money for children with cerebral palsy. “The giveability program is one of Westfield’s important commitments to raise awareness and help children with disabilities in our local communities,” said John Batistich, general manager marketing, Westfield. Westfield Doncaster will have the store open now till Sunday 31 July. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Magazine Closures Continue to Fall In 2013

first_img Both the 185 launches and 56 closures are 5-year lows for the industry, but the distance between them is steadily growing. The two were on par in 2010 (193 launches; 176 closures), while there were 3.3 launches for every closure this year. The magazine market stabilized in 2013 as launches outnumbered closures by more than 3 to 1, according to a year-end report by MediaFinder. See also: Number of Magazine Launches Continues to Decrease  With 185 new magazines in 2013, there were 18-percent fewer launches than there were in 2012, but closures fell almost twice as far. Just 56 titles shuttered in 2013, down more than 30 percent from the prior year and over 60 percent from 2011.center_img In b-to-b publishing, 20 new magazines were launched, with 14 closures. Those numbers were also both down in 2013, from 31 and 16, respectively. Top categories of launches in 2013 included food (23 new magazines), regional (17) and women (13). Sports titles saw the most closings, though MediaFinder did not provide an exact number.last_img read more

Dhaka court lift collapse injures 8 including judges

first_imgDhaka court lift collapse injures 8 including judges. Photo: Prothom AloAt least eight people, including lawyers and judges, were injured as an elevator of the old building of Dhaka district and session judge court collapsed on Thursday morning.However, news agency UNB reports the number of injured is 10.The lift collapsed around 10:00am while it was coming down from the fourth floor of the 30-year-old building, said Mahmudul Hasan, stationmaster of fire service and civil defence station at Sadarghat.The lift collapses around 10:00am. Photo: Prothom AloThe injured were taken to adjacent National Hospital from where three of them shifted to Dhaka Medical College and Hospital as their conditions were reported to be critical, said Inspector Bachchu Mia of DMCH police outpost.last_img read more

PBS stares back at 18gigapixel ARGUS drone imaging system

first_img © 2013 Phys.org Explore further More information: www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/military … e-of-the-drones.html (Phys.org)—Described as the next generation of surveillance, and representing the world’s highest resolution camera, the ARGUS-IS, which stands for Autonomous Real-Time Ground Ubiquitous Surveillance Imaging System, is featured on PBS’ NOVA program on drones, which describes the latest technologies behind drones. The program carries a demonstration of the imaging system, which is the result of development work at BAE Systems, a defense, security and aerospace company. The BAE team developed the ARGUS-IS array as a project funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). The importance of this surveillance imaging system centers on its unprecedented capability in finding, tracking and monitoring events in real time. The system was demonstrated by Dr. John Antoniades, technical group director for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Exploitation Technologies at BAE. The demo was part of the NOVA episode “Rise of the Drones.” He did not show the real Argus sensor because it is classified. Antoniades said the government, however, gave permission to discuss its basic capabilities. He made reference to the system having the world’s highest resolution camera, which can be attached to the belly of a UAV. Flight-tests autonomous multi-target, multi-user tracking capability Citation: PBS stares back at 1.8-gigapixel ARGUS drone imaging system (2013, January 29) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-01-pbs-gigapixel-drone-imaging.html With its capabilities, the system can detail areas within a very broad context, with enough zoom power to see people waving their arms and walking around in parking lots. This is a 1.8-gigapixel video surveillance platform that can resolve details as small as six inches from an altitude of 17,500 feet. He said its imaging power involves basic cellphone technology. The BAE team decided to string together 368 imaging sensors focused on the ground via image-stabilized telescopic lenses. In this manner, the ARGUS-IS array links together images to perform surveillance over enormous terrain in realtime.In February 2010, after completing a flight test of the ARGUS-IS, Dr. Steven Wein, BAE director of optical sensor systems, spoke of its technical edge over previous work in imaging systems. “Very high-resolution imaging systems required for vehicle and dismount tracking typically have a ‘soda-straw’ view that is too small for persistent coverage. Existing wide-area systems have either inadequate resolution or require multiple passes or revisits to get updates.” He said that the ARGUS-IS system overcomes the fundamental limitations of current airborne surveillance systems.In 2007, BAE Systems received an $18.5 million contract from DARPA to develop a new class of intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance systems and capabilities. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

TT star accused of physical and mental torture by wife

first_imgBarasat: Olympian Soumyajit Ghosh has been accused of mental and physical torture by his wife just five months after their marriage and she has lodged a formal complaint with the police. The FIR lodged against the star table tennis player by his wife also alleged criminal breach of trust, police said. The others whose names figure in the FIR lodged at Barasat police station in North 24 Parganas district are his parents Harishankar and Mina Ghosh, his two uncles and a cousin, the police said. Also Read – 3 injured, flight, train services hit as rains lash BengalThey have been booked under Indian Penal Code sections 498A (physical and mental torture), 406 (criminal breach of trust), 195A (threatening to give false evidence) and 34 (common intention), he said. Ghosh has rubbished the allegations by his wife and described them as false. In March last year Ghosh was accused of rape by his wife, then his girl friend. Following it the two-time Olympian was provisionally suspended by the Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI). Ghosh patched up his relations with his girlfriend and had married her on August 3, 2018 after she withdrew her rape charges against him. It was only in December, 2018 that TTFI had revoked his suspension.last_img read more

Update Truck driver burns to death on N3 at Van Reenen

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite One life has been lost and another person injured in a crash involving two trucks on the N3 at Van Reenen near the Caltex Service Station.One of the truck drivers is alleged to have been burned to death and was trapped in the vehicle. A passenger in the same truck was injured, but managed to escape.Read initial story: Trucks on fire on N3 at Van ReenenRead more: Bad crash near Van ReenenOne of the trucks was carrying steel pipes.The road is closed due to officials clearing the scene.It is believed that traffic will flow again within the next hour and a half. Emergency officials are still on scene.Our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased.Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there!last_img read more