UNO Minda Group recently unveiled the Technology Demonstrator TD118 Auto and Moto (first of this series) with incorporated technologies ranging from ADAS to stylish LED Lamps.The TD118 is an approach of UNO Minda to showcase its capabilities in terms of advanced features, technologies, and innovations for automobiles.In addition, all UNO Minda Group Companies together showcased more than 20 product lines.The theme of the UNO Minda stall was Connecting Ideas to Technologies and the depicted product lines justified the theme with Smart + Connected technology demonstration.The design and features of the TD118 Auto and Moto have been done to ensure it meets high customer standards and appeals to its end customer.The key features included in TD118 Auto are Android IVI (Integrated HVAC, ADAS, TPMS).The infotainment unit is based on Android 8.0 (Oreo) which is designed for Automotive use and is powered by a powerful Quad-core ARM processor. It has 10″ portraits HD display with IPS technology. The system has voice-enabled Google assistant for convenient interactions with the system. The system has unique premium sound experience through an amplifier, door speakers, tweeters and roof-mounted speakers.The IVI is a central hub for all infotainment, ADAS, and vehicle integration features. An integrated HMI facilitates functions like HVAC control, tire pressure monitoring (TPMS), Service reminders and appointment.The Advance Driver Assist Systems (ADAS) are based on RF, ultrasonic and camera-based technologies. ADAS features include Rear and Front Park Assist equipped with auto parking, Cross Traffic Alert, Door Open Warning, Blind Spot Detection and “Around View Monitoring”.advertisementThe complete user experience right from the concept, ideation, and HMI design has been realized at UNO Minda in-house design studio.UNO Minda engaged with OEMs and end users for the last several years. It is apparent that the need for connected vehicles exists more strongly in emerging markets like India. We offer end to end connected vehicle solutions from TCU to IT solutions and ongoing customer support services.TD118 Auto is getting connectivity through AIS-140 complaint Telematics Control Unit (TCU). The connectivity architecture includes Microsoft Azure-powered cloud platform, TCU and Smart Phone App for the end user.TD118 Moto has TNAV, which is handlebar mounted display unit. It is based on Bluetooth low energy technology for turn by turn navigation and other important notifications from the rider’s smartphone.Successful lighting design creates an experience that satisfies a driver’s interest and curiosity and is based on global trends and identification of appropriate advanced technologies.TD118 Auto has signature styled full LED headlamps with a dynamic welcome feature, ‘3D sculpted’ bi-functional projector with matrix LED. The DRL is a three-step lighting sequence which also doubles as sequential indicators creating a ‘wow’ effect when it lights up. These kinds of experience were once limited to luxury cars.UNO Minda aspires to bring an engaging experience to every car owner. Another experience example is the AFS technology which adapts to the vehicle’s speed, movement, and steering angle to provide light to the user in any terrain condition.The vehicle has complete LED lamps including the rear lighting assembly. The lighting products today are seen as functional and aesthetic elements which define the vehicle’s character. The full LED rear lighting assembly shows 3D surfaces lit up creating a ‘molten-metal’ look which acts as the tail and the series of LED’s aligned in a signature style works as the stop function. The sequential indicators appear to be floating due to the unique ‘floating’ style.TD118 Moto also has full LED lighting systems. The front lighting system bears bi-functional LED projectors which project high beam and low beam. The styling of the lamp is carefully ‘sculpted’ to harmonize with the Sugomi design language of the motorbike. If one pays attention, the ‘angry, frowning’ style is visible from the front making it even more aggressive. The indicators also LED keeping it sporty, light and compact.The rear lighting sports the signature ‘Z’ that reflects the style of the motorbike. The symmetric mirrored Z’s which are sculpted forms, act as the tails function. The LED series below the tail acts as the stop function along with the sporty turn indicators and number plate light.The increasing advancements in the four wheeler and two wheeler technologies are leading to the integration of additional functions and switches in the vehicles.TD118 Moto showcases a unique combination of handlebar switches which have been designed in-house to not only follow the design language of the vehicle but also focuses on the ergonomics of the rider.The handle switch incorporates technologies such as low amperage switch domes, micro-switching, and LIN communication. This is designed to meet IP67 sealing requirements.advertisementTD118 Auto has multiple ergonomic switches for functions like capacitive sense based start-stop switch, an SOS switch and power window switch panel with anti-pinch feature based on a hall effect sensor.
Virat Kohli was critical of Royal Challengers Bangalore fielding (RCB) after they slumped to a six-wicket loss against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Sunday.Brendon McCullum and Quinton de Kock gave RCB a flying start as they put up 67-run partnership up top but after Brendon McCullum fell in the 10th over of the match, Virat Kohli waged a lone battle through the innings.Kohli smashed his 33rd IPL fifty scoring 68 off 44 deliveries and accelerated in the end to take RCB to a competitive total of 175/4.Kohli felt that the score was par and in fact more than they had anticipated at one point in the game.Young @RealShubmanGill seals @KKRiders’ six-wicket win over #RCB in style with a four. @lynny50 remains unbeaten on 62.Details – https://t.co/yLBBXLijoY#RCBvKKR #VIVOIPL pic.twitter.com/AjuWHcopKsIndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 29, 2018″It’s a pretty surprising every time we bat. Looked better than it played (the track). 175 was a really good score, we were thinking of 165 at one stage after those wickets, so 10 was a bonus,” Kohli said after the match.Also read – IPL 2018, RCB Vs KKR: Another Virat special in vain as RCB crash to 2nd straight defeatDespite a par score, RCB’s fielding was a huge disappointment and eventually cost them the match. Dropped catches and slack fielding were the highlights of the second innings from RCB. Chris Lynn went on to score a match-winning 62 after he was dropped by Murugan Ashwin on 7 and captain Kohli looked a frustrated man.advertisement”If we field like that, we don’t deserve to win. We need to be hard on ourselves and be more brave with the ball and in the field, we need to correct those things going forward.”In the 19th over, Kohli himself took an exemplary catch as he raced towards long-on to catch hold of the ball and dismiss Dinesh Karthik. However, the match had already gone out of RCB’s clutches and Kohli did not even celebrate his breathtaking fielding effort.”All 11 of us need to come together and bring that excitement on the field. We don’t deserve to win if we field like that. We can’t afford to field like that and let singles go to boundaries. We were just not good enough tonight.”Also read – IPL 2018: Anushka Sharma applauds as husband Virat Kohli wages lone battle vs KKRRCB are now second from bottom in the points table with just two wins from seven games and will need to put up miraculously better performances in each match ahead to qualify for the playoffs.Kohli urged for his men to understand from their mistakes and step up if they were to stay in the tournament.Also read – IPL 2018, Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kolkata Knight Riders: Highlights”I can’t pin point anything right now, we need to win six out of seven to qualify from here. We need to be in that mindset to take every match as as virtual semi-final from now. There’s no room for lapses, complacency or hesitation. We need our guys stepping up and hopefully the guys can put up a better show,” Kohli concluded.
Former world number one Serena Williams has withdrawn from the Madrid Open as she continues to regain full fitness ahead of the French Open later this month, the tournament’s organisers said on Thursday.The 36-year-old, who won the Madrid Open in 2012 and 2013, returned to the WTA tour in March after giving birth to her first child last September.Williams, a 23-times grand slam singles champion, was ousted by her sister Venus in her comeback tournament at Indian Wells and last played in her first round defeat by Japan’s Naomi Osaka at the Miami Open.Mama bear and baby cub #beingSerena @hbo pic.twitter.com/lX88EZYRNpSerena Williams (@serenawilliams) May 2, 2018″We regret the absence of Serena and we wish her a speedy recovery,” tournament director Manolo Santana said in a statement on the Madrid Open website.”She is one of the great champions of our sport, she has always offered a show to the tournament and we hope to see her again at the Caja Magica in the future.”Poland’s Agnieszka Radwanska has also withdrawn from the Madrid Open, which runs from May 7-13, due to a back injury.Williams missed the first grand slam of the year at the Australian Open in January and could also be ruled out of the French Open, which is held from May 21 to June 10.
New Delhi, May 7 (PTI) Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar has lauded the new policy of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) mandating daily sports period for students of class 9 to 12 and urged the board to extend it to all the classes.The board has formulated new sports guidelines for schools mandating them to have a daily sports period for class 9 to 12 so as to prevent students from having a sedentary lifestyle and turning into couch potatoes.”India is at number 3 when it comes to obesity and it is a matter of serious concern. A young, unfit and unhealthy India is a recipe for disaster. To be able to tackle this issue, we must build a strong sporting culture in our country,” Tendulkar said in a letter to CBSE Chairman Anita Karwal.”CBSEs decision to reserve one period every day for health and physical education is indeed a right move in that direction. However, there is certainly more that can be done with this initiative,” he added.The ace cricketer further said, “Since the overall objective of your initiative is preventing obesity among children, the board would also like to consider making health and fitness mandatory across all other classes as well.”The board has prepared a 150-page manual detailing sports guidelines for schools for classes 9 to 12 and methodologies for implementing them.According to the new guidelines aimed at mainstreaming health and physical education, it will be mandatory for schools to have a “sports” period daily during which students will have to go the playground but will be free to perform any physical activity listed in the manual and will be graded on the same.advertisementThe board had in March asked all schools to reserve one period for “Health and Physical Education (HPE)” while preparing their time-table for the 2018-19 session. However, HPE will be different from Physical Education (PE) academic elective which is offered to class 10 and 12 students. PTI GJS GJS DIP DIP
Tim Paine and Justin Langer’s Australia regime started with a three-wicket loss to England in the first match of the five-match ODI series at The Oval on Wednesday.England, who suffered a shock loss to Scotland on Sunday almost made a mess of the modest chase but fifties from captain Eoin Morgan and Joe Root along with a composed unbeaten 41-ball 35 from David Willey helped the Three Lions go over the line against an Australian side that lacked teeth overall.Only Glenn Maxwell impressed as Australia batted first, scoring 62 as the touring side lost regular wickets and were bowled out for a mediocre 214 in the 47th over.Sealed with a 6! Not a bad way to finish it off @david_willey! Scorecard/Clips: https://t.co/iBAMP2Ofvc#ENGvAUS pic.twitter.com/TLOjtD8ouq England Cricket (@englandcricket) June 13, 2018Sheets of sandpaper with “4” and “6” printed on them were handed out on the approaches to the Oval — a reminder of the ball-tampering scandal that engulfed Australian cricket this year and cost Steve Smith the captaincy.Coach Darren Lehmann stood down after the test series in South Africa and Langer’s new-look Australian batting line-up made an inauspicious start.Travis Head chased a wide outswinger from Willey and edged to Jonny Bairstow for a routine slip catch and Aaron Finch struck a couple of boundaries before a rash drive at Moeen Ali sent an easy catch to backward point.Shaun Marsh looked in good nick for his 24 before Moeen got one past his outside edge, the ball striking the top of off stump to leave Australia on 52 for three.advertisementCaptain Tim Paine’s rash reverse sweep off Moeen went straight to Mark Wood at backward point for 12.Australia tried to raise the tempo and Marcus Stoinis lofted a six off of Adil Rashid only to nudge one behind to keeper Jos Buttler having scored 22.Maxwell, who struck a 52-ball half century, shared an 84-run stand with Ashton Agar for the sixth wicket to raise Australian hopes of a challenging total.But Maxwell top-edged Liam Plunkett to deep square leg where Bairstow took the simplest of catches and Agar was plumb lbw to Rashid before Plunkett and Wood mopped up the tail.Billy Stanlake bowled Jason Roy for a duck in England’s reply and when Bairstow was caught on the boundary England were 38 for three.Morgan and Root put England in total control before the hosts stumbled over the line.The second match of the five-game series is in Cardiff on Saturday.(With inputs from Reuters)
The Courage to Lead Charles O. Holliday, Chairman of DuPont, is an engineer who, throughout a career in industry, has harnessed the power of innovation and top line growth toward solving society’s most pressing environmental challenges. Under Mr. Holliday’s leadership, DuPont established its mission to achieve sustainable growth – increasing shareholder and societal value while decreasing the company’s environmental footprint.WRI’s Courage to Lead Dinner raised over $1 million in unrestricted funds to support the Institute’s ability to find practical solutions to environment and development challenges. WRI Annual Dinner gathers leaders tackling today’s toughest environmental challenges, and raises more than $1 million to support WRI’s work.Last night more than 350 people joined WRI at The Mandarin Oriental in New York to recognize two visionary leaders who have blazed new paths to protect the environment and improve people’s lives.Daniel L. Doctoroff, President of Bloomberg L.P., is a successful investor who injected passion and drive into public service and in doing so brought to life to one of the most ambitious urban sustainability initiatives in the world. Under the leadership of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Mr. Doctoroff led New York’s dramatic economic resurgence after 9/11 with a comprehensive five-borough economic development strategy. He also led the creation of PLANYC, the most extensive plan to strengthen an urban environment ever undertaken by an American city. New York City Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan, EMBARQ Director Nancy Kete DuPont CEO Ellen Kullman Watch on YouTube Jeff Gordon and Ingrid Vandebosche Marine Conservationist Celine Cousteau, CNN National Correspondent Alina Cho Bloomberg President Dan Doctoroff and artist Alex Schuchard Related Chairman and CEO Steve Ross, Doug Harmon, WRI Chairman Jim Harmon Dinner Co-Chairs were Peter T. Grauer, Jeffrey R. Immelt, Ellen J. Kullman, and Stephen M. Ross. CNN National Correspondent Alina Cho served as master of ceremonies. Other featured speakers included DuPont CEO Ellen Kullman, WRI President Jonathan Lash, and Director and Producer Ric Burns. The dinner featured a small, dynamic auction led by Lydia Fenet of Christie’s Auction House.WRI is pleased to recognize the supporters of the evening’s event:InvestorsBloombergDuPontGEStephen M. Ross and Related CompaniesBenefactorsOgilvy & MatherSponsorsCravath, Swaine & MooreDoctoroff Family FoundationLouisa and Bob DuemlingDuke Energy and Jim RogersGoldman SachsMatthew Nimetz and General AtlanticRonald Perelman and MacAndrews & ForbesInvenergy LLC and Michael PolskyTishman SpeyerWillkie Farr & Gallagher LLPPatronsAlcoa FoundationAngeleno Group and Daniel WeissBank of AmericaCrowell & MoringDickstein Shapiro LLPGeller & CompanyAl and Tipper GoreJames A. HarmonJPMorgan ChaseNews CorporationNRG Energy, Inc.Ted and Connie RooseveltShellTodd S. ThomsonTPG Capital, L.P.Van Scoyoc Associates and Van Scoyoc Kelly PLLCSupportersGlenn R. AugustBallard Spahr LLPBNY MellonCH2M HILLEstée Lauder Companies, Inc.Richard Hayes and Deloitte LLPMorgan StanleyPNM ResourcesPricewaterhouseCoopersRio TintoSiemensPeter J. Solomon Company, L.P.Lizzie and Jonathan TischThe Traveler’s Companies, Inc.
Barcelona captain Lionel Messi was showered with praise by his coach Ernesto Valverde and losing manager Bruno Genesio after a headline performance in his side’s 5-1 win over Olympique Lyonnais to reach the Champions League quarter-finals.Messi opened the scoring at the Nou Camp with an audacious chipped penalty then restored control in the tie after Lyon had pulled a goal back to make it 2-1, hitting a decisive third goal after a trademark dazzling run to shake off four defenders.The Argentine, who at the start of the season promised to “do everything to bring that beautiful trophy back to the Nou Camp” tore through Lyon’s back line twice more to tee up further goals for Gerard Pique and Ousmane Dembele.”We are all psyched up for the Champions League and so is Leo. He produced an outstanding performance tonight, he was incredible,” Barca coach Ernesto Valverde told reporters.Lyon coach Genesio added: “Tonight Messi was in Champions League mode. He’s a genius and can do things that nobody else can. Sometimes he is just unstoppable.”Messi had seen his record of eight hat-tricks in the Champions League equalled by Cristiano Ronaldo a day earlier in Juventus’ 3-0 win over Atletico Madrid.The Argentine began the game with serious intent, forcing Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopes to beat away a thumping shot in the opening minutes.He combined fluidly with strike partner Luis Suarez and nearly put the game to bed at the start of the second half when he beat Lyon substitute keeper Mathieu Gorgelin but saw his shot cleared off the goalline.advertisement***NEW ALL-TIME RECORD***30 consecutive games unbeaten at Camp Nou in the @ChampionsLeague. 27 W and 3 D pic.twitter.com/Tdqo7vI3AnFC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) March 13, 2019He had two opportunities to match Ronaldo and complete a treble as Lyon continued to crumble, but chose instead to set up Pique and Dembele.”We went out to take the game to them from the very start, we moved the ball quickly and we were at our very best,” Messi said.The five-times world player of the year has not hoisted the Champions League trophy since 2015, while Ronaldo has won it four times in the last five seasons with Real and has staked his claim to win it again with Juventus.”What Cristiano Ronaldo and Juventus did was unbelievable. I thought Atletico would be stronger, but Juve walked all over them and Cristiano had a magical night,” Messi said of his longtime rival to the claim of being the world’s best player.”But every team left is difficult, so let’s see who we get next.”Also Read | Champions League: Messi fires Barcelona into quarter-finals after 5-1 win over Lyon
Iowans voted to send Republican Chuck Grassley back to Washington D-C for his seventh term in the U-S Senate on Tuesday.Grassley says he looks forward to helping unify everyone in 2017 and to working with Donald Trump’s administration.He hopes partisan divisions can be set aside for the sake of the country’s progress under Trump’s leadership.Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/GRASSLEY3.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……..”to succeed”. :17The U-S Supreme Court has operated with only eight justices since the death of Antonin Scalia back in February.Grassley, who heads the Senate Judiciary Committee, says it will be at least two more months before that vacancy is filled, and that there will be no movement on the issue until January 20th at the earliest, when Trump takes the oath of office.Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/GRASSLEY4.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…………sworn in” :14Grassley has long maintained the -next- president should make the choice.As for the lame duck session of Congress that is now before us, Grassley says preventing a government shutdown is the one thing he’d like to see accomplished.Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/GRASSLEY5.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………….September 30th” :09The deadline looms a month away as federal agencies are now are funded only through December 9th.President Obama signed a continuing resolution back in September that extended the funding into December.Radio Iowa
A sentencing date has been set for a Denison, Iowa man who was found guilty last week of charges in the death of a 15 year old girl.26-year-old Ramon Hernandez was convicted of vehicular homicide and eight drug related counts by a Crawford County jury.His sentencing date has been set for December 8th at 10:00 a.m. in Denison.Hernandez was the driver of a vehicle that plunged into the Boyer River last January 18th near Denison, leading to the drowning death of 15-year-old Yoana Acosta.Hernandez and three other teens safely escaped the vehicle.
TWO SUSPECTS DRESSED AS BATMAN AND THE JOKER ROBBED A COUNCIL BLUFFS CONVENIENCE STORE THURSDAY MORNING.RIC HANSON REPORTS:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/BATMANJOKER.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………S.O.Q. :24RADIO IOWA
The Sioux City man found guilty of two counts of first degree murder in the 2018 stabbing deaths of his former girlfriend and an acquaintance will be sentenced to prison on September 20th.19-year-old Tran Walker will be sentenced by Judge Tod Deck for the deaths of 17-year-old Paiten Sullivan and 18-year-old Felipe Negron Jr.Deck presided over Walker’s bench trial.A hearing regarding the trial was held Thursday over defense concerns that Judge Deck could have been involved in juvenile cases involving Walker when Deck was an attorney.Jessica Noll, who twice represented Walker in juvenile court matters, testified that while she worked for the Deck law firm, Tod Deck never had any contact with Walker.Jennifer Solberg, Walker’s defense attorney, told presiding judge Duane Hoffmeyer at the hearing that her own investigation found no prior involvement:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/TRAN1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……….haven’t filed a motion. :22Judge Hoffmeyer stated that since no motion had been filed to disqualify Deck, there was no ruling needed.Walker faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison without parole when he’s sentenced in Woodbury County District Court.
A former Nebraska mayor accused of child sexual assault has taken a plea deal and been given a year of probation.Cedar County District Court records say 63-year-old Dwayne Schutt pleaded no contest to intentional child abuse, no injury and was sentenced.Prosecutors dropped four counts of child sexual assault in return.He’d pleaded not guilty to them.A court document filed Tuesday says the victim supported the plea agreement.Schutt was arrested in July 2017 during his second four-year term as mayor of Randolph.He lost his bid for re-election in November.
Coach talks about getting through a great Saturday, previews K-State, talks WRs, has a lot to say about Ramon, and wraps up with being a hobo as a kid!Opening Remarks• “I’d like to start today with thanking the students one more time for their involvement in our game, and our fans. I thought they were tremendous. In the latter part of the game, there were times when we needed that support, and I could hear it, as a coach, so I know our players could. To be there in the end means a lot to our team. We felt like we had a big-time home field advantage.”• “We’ve moved forward as a team. Our focus now has been Kansas State. Our message to them last night was, ‘When you have big wins or unfortunate losses, you have to get over them really fast and start preparing for the next team.”On Handling the Mountaineers• Mason was good, the defense was good – what did you like most? “I think our defense was well-deserved.” What? “I thought they played their best game in their plan.”• “I think Mason understood our philosophy going into the game. Yurcich did a really nice job with him. We didn’t want him to get out of ‘the box.’ A number of teams that play them – and I put us in that category over the last few years – tend to get out of our box and try to re-invent the wheel, and in the end, end up not being very successful at anything. He understood that and was willing to take what the defense was willing to give us.”• “Sometimes we try to force the ball and make everything happen too fast. In this league, a lot of times, it looks like basketball on grass. The quarterback play instigates that and they get over-aggressive at times in my opinion. But, I thought in this last game he handled himself very well.”Previewing the SnyderCats• “This game, like the rest of them on our schedule, we expect to be a close game right through the 4th quarter. That’s what we’re expecting and that’s what we’re preparing for.”• “We’re excited about the next game. Our football team is healthy. I feel like their attitude and their chemistry is top-notch.Ø You just had your win No. 100. Snyder’s two away from 200. What are your thoughts? “Well, it makes me think that I’ll probably never get 200 because I won’t coach as long as Coach Snyder. But, we have a lot of respect for Coach and for what they’ve accomplished at Kansas State.”• Has Tom Hays, K-State’s Defensive Coordinator, caught your attention? “He’s got a lot of attention from me. I’ve been watching him all year and nobody’s scored on them. If you look at their games…you look at the numbers and they’re just not giving up a lot of points. And, because they’re more of a base defense that would be very traditional, they don’t get as much of the attention as what maybe Tony’s (Gibson) getting with the 3-3 Stack. But they’ve been very successful in the world they live in.”• In their last game, they had 9 possessions and scored 31 points. How underestimated is their offense? “In this game you’re not going to have as many possessions on either side, just based on the number of times they snap the ball with two seconds or less. But, we don’t change who we are, we want to go play our game.”Let’s Talk WRs – McCleskey and The President• What have you seen out of McCleskey that accounts for his productivity this season? “He’s in the right spot in our schemes, if the other team is going to try and play heavy on James. But, he’s also a good football player. He has a gym-rat mentality and he plays fearless.”• “We wouldn’t be near as successful now, or maybe not even remotely close, if he wasn’t in our line-up at this time.”• How’s Washington handling the increased attention from defenses? “He’s OK – James is very unselfish. He works hard every day and he realizes what’s happening. He knows the importance of Mason distributing the ball. He never says a word.” Good family, goes to class…Special Teams• How much of your success is attributed to Coach (Steve) Houser (a G.A.)? “He’s the third graduate assistant we’ve hired and put in charge of special teams. The first two are full-time coaches now at this level. Houser will be very soon. The game’s important to him, he’s highly intelligent, he understands. Steve is one of those guys that we see in a few years on TV. He’ll be very successful because he’s loyal – loyalty is huge in our profession in all areas.”• “This will be a real challenge this week. Year in and year out Kansas State will be one of the top special teams units in the country. They do a great job with their schemes. Their players understand leverage, they understand coverage, they understand…and have multiple reps in their schemes. So hopefully we can keep that going this week. We’ve been pretty productive in our cover units and in our return game – where there were opportunities – we’ve been better than what we were in the past in our return game.”Offense• How closely are you watching Hill and his carries? “We’re trying to protect him some. With Chris coming back it’s helping. We have to watch him as he goes. There’s times in the games he may get banged up a little bit, but part of that is just the natural process of developing into a running back at this level. These guys take a lot of hits. But we also know that if he’s carrying the ball we feel like we’re a better offense.”• What do you do to deal with defenses changing against you? “It can create some issues. In the last few games we’re seeing teams go against percentages. We’re getting some looks in the back end that are unaccustomed, in our opinion, to what be the norm for the teams we’re playing.”• “We have to make adjustments. What it really means to me is that you’d better be good at your base. West Virginia made some adjustments at halftime that gave us some issues first couple series’ in the 3rd quarter and we had to adjust again a little bit.”• “Our ability to run the ball a little more effective this year has given us other options when last year it was just protect and keep chunkin’ it down the field, which I’ve never been comfortable with.”• You’ve had one turnover since the Baylor game (!!): “I think part of it’s Mason understanding the schemes…and he’s been willing to take what the defense is giving us and not trying to get too eager and take something that’s not there.”Defense• On his interception return Ramon turned back into a HS QB: “We’ve had a number of them. (HS QB turned defensive back…) It’d be hard for me to pinpoint, but Justin Gilbert…I’ll think of some of the other ones…in most cases, a high school quarterback, whether he’s a running quarterback or a traditional quarterback, is going to be one of the smarter players on the team and one of the most athletic players on the team that the coaches trust. So, in the recruiting process we’ve always had a lot of respect for young men playing that position in their high school, for those reasons.”• Coach with some high praise here…sorta… “Ramon is starting to kind of grow into a good college player now. For some reason, he’s got a knack for being in the right place at the right time. That’s a good thing – Shaun Lewis had that. He handled that situation (the INT return) the right way, he didn’t start lateraling. Our guys blocked well, stayed off the back, no unsportsman-likes away from the ball.”• Ramon always seems to be either making a great play…or getting burned: “He needs to develop into being a smarter football player in game situations. It’s not a secret, and he’s highly intelligent. He gets caught up in the moment at times and I think he’s learning to play through that.” This was cool: “There are some people that we cross during our lifetime that very seldom ever have a bad day. He’s one of those guys.”• What’s the key to only giving up 30 points this season in the 4th quarter? “I think our rotation and the depth that we have has helped us up to this point. This was the first time that we felt like we could play two defensive lines since I’ve been the head coach here. That’s been our goal from day one, it’s just taken us a long time to accomplish it. It goes back to the switch we made four years ago with the scholarship numbers.”• How good of a season is Vincent Taylor having? “He’s been really effective for us. He’s been very good on the run. His pass rush ability has improved considerably in the past 5-6 games. Some players have a natural ability to get to the quarterback when they’re within an arm’s length or so. He’s one of those guys that when he gets fairly close, he’s got a knack for being able to grab hold of something and get the quarterback and get him down.”• Is his success part of harnessing his athleticism and working in the scheme? “He made a number of plays last year based on them worrying and concerned so much about Emmanuel (Ogbah…obviously…). We felt like he was a good player, but because he wasn’t the center of attention, we weren’t sure. Joe Bob (Clements) has worked with him fundamentally and he has improved in that area.”And this…in closing…• Do you have a most memorable Halloween costume? Oh boy… “It’s interesting. As an adult I’ve never been a big Halloween party guy because it’s during the season. But, when I was a kid…you know one of those things that happen to you when you’re a kid you just never forget – one year, I think I was 9 or 8, I was going to be a mummy.My Mom was wrapping me up, and we couldn’t get it to stay on, so all the sudden she just took the scissors and started cutting all my clothes up. For a second there I was a little bit scared; then I realized she turned me into a hobo and sent me out the door. I’ve always remembered that, so I’m going with that as my all-time favorite!”The great thing about this – Jenni Carlson said Spencer’s favorite ever was a hobo, too! Great! If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. 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While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. This weekend is building up to be what could be a very exciting game down in Austin. With the emergence of Jerrod Heard, and the Oklahoma State defense showing signs of a breakout, it could be an excellent gauge of just how good this team is – and can be – in Big 12 play. Here are four things I am keeping an eye on this weekend in particular.1. How will Rudolph handle the stage?Rudolph himself has acknowledged that the matchup in Austin this weekend is one that he’s looking forward to. Texas is a historic football program, and Rudolph could really improve his views among the fans by leading the team to a W in Austin. If he can stay cool and take what’s given to him, the offense should be in good shape. He won’t have to be perfect, but I think turnovers must be limited. Opening up the run game early will certainly help.AdChoices广告2. The Oklahoma State secondaryThe secondary has drawn praise with Lampkin, Peterson, Hunter and Richards all representing an impressive two-deep. This week, they’ll be forced to stay disciplined with Heard as both a running and passing threat. It will be up to the secondary to keep focused on Heard, and not bite on any fakes or trick plays that may be in the Longhorn arsenal.3. The Texas run defenseAs I mentioned yesterday, the Longhorn run defense has been suspect at best. If there’s a battle that will be a deciding factor in the game, I would point to the battle up front for Oklahoma State on offense. Can the offensive line establish themselves early and allow Chris Carson to get to the second level? If so, it may be a long day for the Horns.4. J.W. WalshWalsh has been a factor in each of Oklahoma State’s wins this season, seeing limited time in goal-line and special packages with wild success. His dual-threat capability will definitely be used this weekend, although in what capacity is yet to be known. I think he’ll be a big factor in this one if they struggle to punch it in from the red zone. Expect Yurcich to reach deep in his grab bag for something special.
West Brom 2 Manchester City 3: Guardiola’s side restore five-point lead Joe Wright Last updated 2 years ago 23:55 10/28/17 Getty Images Manchester City responded to Manchester United’s win over Tottenham by seeing off West Brom at The Hawthorns. Manchester City restored their five-point lead at the top of the Premier League with a 3-2 victory over West Brom on Saturday.Goals from Leroy Sane, Fernandinho and Raheem Sterling made it eight league wins in a row for Pep Guardiola’s side and kept the title race firmly under their control.Manchester United had moved to within two points with their 1-0 win over Tottenham earlier in the day but City looked unlikely to concede any ground to their rivals after Sane fired home the opener inside 10 minutes. 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A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The Baggies responded swiftly through Jay Rodriguez but City restored their lead two minutes later via a deflected Fernandinho strike.Guardiola’s side continued to dominate possession and eventually found the killer third goal with a little over 25 minutes remaining, as substitute Sterling finished a slick move for his seventh goal in eight league games.Matt Phillips struck a stoppage-time consolation but it could not derail City’s spectacular run ahead of next week’s Champions League trip to Napoli, while West Brom remain just two points outside the bottom three after their 12th defeat to City in a row in the top flight. goals in minutes and secondsA breathless start at The Hawthorns! #WBAMCI pic.twitter.com/Unw0cWJAIL— Premier League (@premierleague) October 28, 2017City’s early dominance paid dividends, as Sane collected Fernandinho’s pass and forced Allan Nyom to back off towards goal before blasting left-footed past Ben Foster from a tight angle.The hosts equalised barely three minutes later thanks to an error from Ederson, who found himself stranded from goal as he tried to get to Salomon Rondon’s flick-on and allowed Rodriguez to lift the ball into the net.The frenetic start continued before a quarter of an hour was played, though. Fernandinho was given time to set himself 20 yards out and his shot took a deflection off the studs of Gareth Barry’s boot before bobbling in off the left-hand post.City regained their control of proceedings and David Silva should have headed in a third before the break, but he contrived to nod Kevin De Bruyne’s excellent cross over the bar from only six yards out.West Brom managed less than 25 per cent of the possession in the opening 50 minutes but they continued to carry a threat on the break. Rondon should have done better with a header from close range after the Baggies won back the ball near the City box, and Grzegorz Krychowiak wasted a great chance just after half-time when he nodded Nyom’s deep cross straight at Ederson.They were misses that came back to haunt the home side. With 64 minutes gone, City produced their best passing move of the match and it ended with Kyle Walker sending in a low cross from the right for Sterling, who had the simple task of tapping home from point-blank range.9 – Among PL players, only Kane (13) and Lukaku (11) have scored more goals than Raheem Sterling in all competitions this term. Punisher. pic.twitter.com/1bNRfAwl82— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) October 28, 2017The visitors entered cruise control but Nicolas Otamendi could have made life a little difficult in the closing stages, the centre-back just pulling out of a lunging challenge on Jake Livermore that could otherwise have earned him a red card rather than a yellow.Tony Pulis’ side did snatch a lifeline in injury time thanks to a dreadful error from Otamendi, who chested a cross back towards Ederson only to see Phillips ghost in and poke the ball into the net, but they remain in a precarious position in the table and 18 points adrift of the leaders. Key Opta Stats:- Manchester City have made the best-ever start to a Premier League season after 10 games, collecting 28 points (W9 D1) with a goal difference of +29.- The Citizens are now unbeaten in 21 games in all competitions (W17 D4); their longest run without defeat in their history. – Pep Guardiola’s side have now won their last eight Premier League games by an aggregate score of 32-5. – Manchester City completed 844 passes in this game; the most by a team in the Premier League since the start of the 2003-04 campaign.- Raheem Sterling has scored nine goals in all competitions in 2017-18, the most of any Manchester City player, while only Harry Kane (13) and Romelu Lukaku (11) have netted more among Premier League players. – Gareth Barry’s assist was his first goal involvement in the Premier League since December 2016 (for Everton), ending a run of 27 games in the competition without scoring or assisting. read more
Premier League Stonewall launches Rainbow Laces campaign for inclusion in football Harry Sherlock Last updated 1 year ago 23:53 11/24/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Premier League Championship The organisation promotes equality and openness within the sport, and has yet again urged clubs and players to show their support Stonewall has launched its annual Rainbow Laces campaign to promote the inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people in football.The group aims to make sport “everyone’s game”, and players and managers alike are being encouraged to show their support through wearing rainbow laces, pins and armbands.All Premier League clubs will support the campaign, while EFL clubs will all display rainbow-coloured corner flags this weekend. Article continues below Editors’ Picks 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 Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Stonewall aims to eradicate homophobic abuse in football, and encourage an atmosphere of openness and acceptance.According to the group, 72 per cent of football fans have heard homophobic abuse, while 63% of people say more should be done to make LGBT people feel accepted in sport. Fifty-five per cent of sports fans say they wish more sports players felt free to come out.Indeed, no professional Premier League player is openly gay, bisexual or trans. Nevertheless, according to Stonewall, almost two thirds of young people (60%) say that open LGBT players would have a positive impact on the culture of sport in general. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
Transfers No Bale sale but Zidane ready to bolster Real Madrid ranks in January Chris Burton Last updated 1 year ago 04:22 11/26/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(5) Getty Images Transfers Real Madrid Real Madrid v Málaga Málaga Primera División Zinédine Zidane Gareth Bale Karim Benzema The Blancos boss insists nobody will be leaving Santiago Bernabeu in the winter window, but there could be new arrivals welcomed onto the books Gareth Bale will not be leaving Real Madrid in January, but Zinedine Zidane admits he will look to add in the winter window.The Blancos have endured setbacks this season in the defence of La Liga and Champions League crowns secured in 2016-17.Dortmund 5/1 to beat Real Madrid Article continues below Editors’ Picks 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 Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Fresh faces could help to carry them back towards those particular prizes in 2018, with Zidane prepared to explore the market for possible transfers.The Frenchman has, however, moved to rule out any sales, which means that the likes of Manchester United and Arsenal will be made to wait before making any approach for Bale.”In the winter market there will be no exits,” Zidane told reporters after seeing his side edge out Malaga.“But anything can happen in terms of arrivals, we will see.”Another of those to have been linked with a possible switch elsewhere is Karim Benzema.The France international has endured a tough time in front of goal this season, but he brought a barren run at Santiago Bernabeu to a close against Malaga to earn praise from his boss.“Benzema? He’s a player who gives his all. He’s happy and working hard.“The fans make their decisions and he deserved his ovation today.”Zidane has maintained throughout the endless rounds of speculation that he has no intention of parting with any senior stars.Bale has continuously been linked with a return to the Premier League, with the former Tottenham star seeing his time in Spain blighted by injury.Benzema has also been targeted by English clubs on several occasions, as a striker with a proven track record.Neither, though, appear to be heading anywhere any time soon, with Real prepared to focus on complementing their talents rather than replacing them.Any movement on the transfer front must, however, wait for a few weeks yet, with Zidane working on building momentum behind his side – particularly on home soil where they have endured uncharacteristic struggles.He added on a 3-2 victory in their latest outing, which was secured courtesy of Cristiano Ronaldo converting the rebound of a penalty he saw saved: “We started the game well and scored the first goal quickly, which is important.”But everything changed and the second half was very difficult.”We’re happy with the result even though there were other things that were not as we wanted.”We like to play here [at the Bernabeu].”
World Cup Tite: Brazil preparing like we’re facing Spain or England Dejan Kalinic Last updated 1 year ago 06:43 12/2/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images World Cup Brazil They may have received a kind draw for the 2018 World Cup, but the Brazil boss said it would not change his side’s preparations Tite insists Brazil are preparing for the 2018 World Cup as if they were facing Spain or England, despite getting a kind draw on Friday.The five-time world champions and South American heavyweights will face Switzerland, Costa Rica and Serbia in Group E in Russia next year.However, Tite said his team’s approach would be unchanged regardless of opposition. Article continues below Editors’ Picks 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 Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “The requirement for Switzerland, Serbia and Costa Rica is the same for Spain, England or any other team. It’s the same thing,” he said.”I only thought – and this is my conviction – to control only what is within my reach, to invest my energy in this, which is to make Brazil consolidate and grow.”Looks like Tite is planning to do plenty of homework before Brazil meet Switzerland on 17 June in Rostov-on-Don #WorldCupDraw pic.twitter.com/AopMcrslxP— #WorldCupDraw (@FIFAWorldCup) December 1, 2017Brazil qualified for the 2018 World Cup by dominating the difficult CONMEBOL section, finishing 10 points clear at the top.While Tite admitted his team were among the favourites at the showpiece event, he said there was room for development.”We still need to improve the tactical part, the physical preparation also needs adjustments for the players to arrive in the best condition,” he added..”We also need to act on the mental side to deal with the pressure and this expectation.”We are a favourite, but there are others.”
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This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on Twitter Quick guide Today at the Test Having been put into bat on a cloudless afternoon, England were tormented by some exemplary bowling by the left-arm paceman Trent Boult, who finished with six for 32. At the other end Tim Southee took four wickets in a variety of ways, which only served to highlight the ineptitude of England’s batsmen. There was some movement for Boult, in particular, but it was as if the batsmen were playing blind man’s buff after someone had mischievously plastered glue on the soles of their boots. Many of the batsmen looked as if they could not see the pink ball and, perhaps as a consequence, their feet declined to move anywhere. Hence there was the ugliest of processions as England crashed to 27 for nine in the 16th over.Boult took his wickets in a manner he might have anticipated in his dreams. He found the outside edge of the left-handers’ bats with swing that was sufficient rather than extravagant. Then he beat the inside edge of the right-handers to demolish their stumps. So Alastair Cook and Dawid Malan groped and edged but the most coveted wicket for Boult was surely that of England’s beleaguered captain. Joe Root had surprised us at the toss by announcing he was batting at No 3 after England had unexpectedly opted to play Overton instead of James Vince. Root has never been enamoured by the prospect of batting there and his experience on Thursday might not have changed his view. Vince, meanwhile, could not dare to be spotted smiling after witnessing the carnage as a water carrier – not that any England batsman lasted long enough to justify needing refreshment. Read more Show New Zealand soon demonstrated it was perfectly possible to combat the pink ball at Eden Park against a stunned England, who shunned two early opportunities in the field. Tom Latham could have been run out from the first ball of the innings but the throw of Liam Livingstone, briefly on as a sub, missed the stumps. Jeet Raval, facing Broad, was soon dropped at second slip by Root, who was distracted by the sight of Malan diving in front of him. So Broad had to wait another 30 overs for his 400th Test wicket, though such was England’s plight he did not muster a smile, which seemed the appropriate response. Straight after dinner Latham, who had battled patiently, clipped a full ball straight to Woakes at square leg. Meanwhile Williamson had progressed with characteristic diligence but, when he was on 64, the England players were convinced he was run out. A firm straight drive from Ross Taylor hit the stumps at the non-striker’s end and Woakes was sure the ball had brushed his fingers first with Williamson stranded. The replays watched by the third umpire, Marais Erasmus, were inconclusive; in fact Bruce Oxenford, umpiring out in the middle, had a better view. So Williamson survived but he soon lost Taylor, caught at mid-wicket off Anderson.At the close England were in more disarray than they ever experienced in Australia a few months ago. Stokes, despite all the optimistic noises coming from the England camp before the Test, was not only runless but also wicketless, since he was not fit enough to bowl a ball. At 175 for three with the unflappable Williamson unbeaten on 91, New Zealand were in the pink, England in despair. Share on LinkedIn England cricket team Topics Stats of the day4 – This is the fourth time in Test history that the 10th-wicket partnership has contributed more than 50% of the runs scored in an entire innings.1 – This is the first time that New Zealand have bowled a team out using only two bowlers. The last team to do so was England against in 2013 – against New Zealand.5 – England are the fifth team to be bowled out before the end of the first session of a Test match. England all out for 58 against New Zealand: first Test, day one – as it happened Share on Facebook Thank you for your feedback. Pinterest Twitter Share on Pinterest Read more Was this helpful? Stuart Broad is caught by Kane Williamson. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images A pink ball and even pinker faces. England’s finest were skittled inside 21 overs for 58, their lowest score against New Zealand and if there had not been a last-wicket partnership of 31 between Craig Overton and Jimmy Anderson they might have been dismissed for their lowest score in Test cricket, which remains at 45. Photograph: Ross Setford/AP Share on Messenger Ball of the day – Trent Boult to Alastair CookA jaffa which set the tone for the day, probably for the Test as well – and perhaps the series too. Coming from wide, Boult moved a full one away, and bat inexorably drawn towards its beauty, Cook edged to second slip. Facebook Reuse this content Trevor Bayliss berates England batting: ‘I’m embarrassed. It’s not good enough’ Share on WhatsApp New Zealand cricket team Shot of the day – Kane Williamson off Moeen AliInitially, England kept New Zealand’s scoring under control but with the ball not swinging they turned to spin. So Williamson came down the pitch and smashed through the line for six, quickly added four more, and he was away. Cricket Root faced five deliveries from Boult without alarms. His sixth was full and it swung into the batsman in classic fashion; it was a fine delivery – but not an unplayable one – and it passed between bat and pad to demolish the stumps.Nine months ago there was much purring about England’s potent “engine room” of Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow and Moeen Ali. This trio could not contribute a run between them. Stokes, myopically searching for the first non-white cricket ball he has encountered for an awfully long time, was bowled by another zinger from Boult. He was late and his bat was crooked.However his dismissal was no less exasperating than those of Bairstow and Moeen. Both succumbed to Southee in embarrassing fashion. Bairstow, who has been so dominant against the white ball recently, essayed a firm-footed drive to give a straightforward return catch, while Moeen missed a slowish full toss, which hit the base of his stumps, two gifts for Southee. Share via Email England in New Zealand 2018 Catch of the day Kane Williamson to dismiss Stuart BroadNew Zealand snaffled everything, but this was special. Broad slashed at Southee and a thick outside-edge sent the ball screaming past gully, but Williamson flew to his left and retrieved it from behind him using only his fingertips. Hide With the departure of Chris Woakes, who was bowled by Boult just as Root had been, the statistical gurus were alerting us to all sorts of nasty records on the horizon, most of which started with: “This is the worst/lowest …” When Stuart Broad was spectacularly caught by Kane Williamson in the gully off Southee (is he England’s unluckiest batsman as well as bowler?) the score had sunk to 27 for nine. Most of the humiliating records were averted thanks to a cameo from Overton, who seemed to be able to pick up the pink ball rather better than his colleagues. There was one superb flat-batted six off Boult as well as a few, crisp drives in his unbeaten 33 but Anderson could not keep him company for long. Despite that last-wicket partnership, England could not reach their previous lowest score against the Kiwis, which was 64 at Wellington in 1978 when Geoffrey Boycott was the captain. We can safely assume the wicket was misbehaving more then. Since you’re here… match reports Support The Guardian