You cannot miss these 6 festivals that are attracting tourists to Rajasthan

first_imgRajasthan is the land of festival and fairs. Not only cultural events, the state also hosts some of the biggest folk music and arts festivals. And there can’t be a better way to end the year than be a part of some amazing events and learn more about Rajasthan’s rich culture and ethos? Here’s a list of six upcoming fairs and festivals that attract people from across the world.PUSHKAR CAMEL FESTIVALHeld in the tiny desert town of Pushkar, this traditional Indian festival is one of the most highly-rated experiences in India. The fair sees an astonishing 30,000 camels come together on the ground – a spectacle to behold. The camels are paraded, made to take part in beauty contests and raced. Do visit the festival to experience the colour, carnival and traditions at this extravaganza. The three-day International Hot Air Ballooning Festival is another added attraction at the fair. When: October 28 to November 4 How to reach: The nearest airport from Pushkar is Sanganer Airport, in Jaipur, about 146 kilometres away. From Jaipur, you can hire a taxi or take a bus to reach Pushkar. If travelling by rail, Ajmer is the closest railway station from Pushkar.Photo: Mail Today BUNDI UTSAVBundi, one of the most picturesque towns in Rajasthan becomes more vivid in the month of November when the much-anticipated Bundi Festival is held. The colourful Shobha Yatra, arts and crafts fair, traditional sports, cultural exhibition, folk music and dance and turban competition, organised during the fair, surprise every visitor.advertisementWhen: November 6-8 How to reach: Bundi is well-connected by road and rail. The nearest airport from Bundi is Sanganer Airport, in Jaipur, about 210 kilometres away.Photo: Mail Today KOLAYAT FAIRThe people of Bikaner eagerly wait for November when Kolayat Fair, also known as ‘Kapil Muni Fair’, is held with great pomp. It also has a great religious significance – many devotees visit the fair to take a holy dip in the Kolayat Lake. During the Kolayat Fair, all 52 ghats are lit up. The view of hundreds of lamps floating in the water is a sight to behold. When: November 2-4 How to reach: The nearest airport from Bikaner is Nal Airport,about 13 km away. There are frequent flights from Delhi to Bikaner. Bikaner is well connected by road and rail as well.MATSYA FESTIVALThis two-day long festival, held in Alwar, is the foremost of all fairs and festivals of Rajasthan. It is celebrated with all pomp and show to showcase the traditional values and colourful customs of the region. The major attraction of the festival is its colourful processions, arts and crafts fair, traditional sports, cultural exhibition, folk music and dance programmes.Photo: Mail Today Alwar is also one of the main tourist destinations in Rajasthan owing to its magnificent palaces and forts, lakes and archaeological sites. When: November 25-26 How to reach: The nearest airport to Alwar is Sanganer Airport, Jaipur, located about 162 kilometres away. Alwar is well connected to all major cities by road and rail.CHANDRABHAGA FAIRHeld in the small town of Jhalawar, the Chandrabhanga Fair welcomes thousands of visitors and participants from across the country, every year. The festival is of a great religious importance to the local people and many devotees gather at the banks of Chandrabhanga River to take a holy dip. The major attraction of the fair is the huge cattle fair, Shobha Yatras and other traditional activities.When: November 3-5 How to reach: The nearest major airport is Indore, about 240 kilometres away. There is also an airport in Udaipur, about 333 kilometres away. Jhalawar is well connected to all major cities by road and rail.KABIR YATRAThis festival is a must-visit for all folk music lovers. This travelling music festival will journey over 6 days in an around Bikaner, creating a platform for musicians, artists, etc. The festival is the perfect event to immerse yourself in the soul-fulfilling Sufi music.When: November 11-16 How to reach: The nearest airport from Bikaner is Nal Airport, about 13 km away. There are frequent flights from Delhi to Bikaner. Bikaner is well-connected by road and rail as well.last_img read more

Magic Down Knicks, 129-121, 2OTs

first_imgORLANDO, Fla. — The Orlando Magic have made no secret that the future of their franchise will depend on how well they can develop their young players.Rookie Victor Oladipo is a key cog in that group and provided a glimpse of what team officials hope that future will look like.Arron Afflalo scored 32 points and Oladipo had 30 points, a career-high 14 assists and nine rebounds as the Magic rallied to beat the New York Knicks 129-121 in double overtime on Feb. 21.The Magic trailed by as many as 14 points, but got 25 points and 10 assists from Oladipo after halftime to stave off the Knicks. Tobias Harris added 22 points.“Every game I control one thing — my energy that I bring to both ends of the floor,” Oladipo said. “I’m just trying to do that every game, whether it’s a good game or a bad game.”Orlando snapped a three-game losing streak in its first game following the departure of Glen Davis, who had the remainder of his contract bought out earlier in the day.Magic coach Jacque Vaughn said he thought Oladipo played a complete game. The rookie logged a team-high 49 minutes.“He got what he wanted to on both ends of the floor,” Vaughn said. “On the offensive end, in a lot of different places we kind of let him go and it was his decision to make.”Carmelo Anthony led the Knicks with 44 points, but only 14 came after the third quarter.The Knicks’ loss ended their eight-game win streak over the Magic. It was also the latest head-scratching loss for a New York team that has last four of its last five and is yet to post back-to-back wins this month.“Every game right now is important,” Knicks coach Mike Woodson said. “They made the run at the start of the fourth and we couldn’t get it back. It’s a tough loss.”Afflalo found Oladipo for a layup to put the Magic in front 117-113 in the second overtime. But Afflalo injured his right ankle in the process by stepping on Raymond Felton’s foot and didn’t return. He will be evaluated before the team’s upcoming four-game road trip.Orlando was dealt another blow on the Knicks’ next possession when center Nik Vucevic was whistled for his sixth foul. Anthony then hit a pair of free-throws to get New York back within a basket.Oladipo answered, getting fouled when he fought past Tim Hardaway Jr. for a layup. He completed the three-point play to push the lead back to 120-115.The Knicks got it back to a point before another three-point play by Oladipo made it 125-121 with 30.7 seconds left.Felton had a 3-pointer rattle out on the other end, forcing the Knicks to foul and Orlando sealed the win at the free throw line.“It is just another game that I feel that we gave away,” Anthony said. “We were up and had a comfortable lead. They fought back and never quit.”Felton hit back-to-back jumpers to put New York up 113-111 with less than three minutes to play in the first overtime.Oladipo quickly countered on the other end with a driving layup before Felton sprinted ahead and found Tyson Chandler for a reverse slam. But the ball bounced off Chandler’s head and popped up and out of the basket. Chandler was called for offensive interference and the basket was waved off.The Magic got the ball, but Afflalo’s pass was knocked away by Chandler and prompting a Knicks’ timeout with 41.6 remaining.Anthony briefly got open in the lane, but could only get off a leaning 16-footer that hit the rim and was rebounded by the Magic, who called their own timeout with 8 seconds left.Orlando got up several shots at the rim, but Vucevic’s final tip attempt fell short.The Knicks led by as many as 14 in the third quarter before the Magic trimmed it to 86-83 in the opening minutes of the fourth. Afflalo sent it to overtime when he hit a step-back jumper with 42.9 seconds left to tie it 106-all.As solid as his performance was, Oladipo said he’s not satisfied. “There’s so much room for improvement. I can get so much better,” he said. “I really feel like I haven’t scratched the surface of how good I’m going to be. I honestly believe that.”(Kyle Hightower)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Fan Violence Spoiled Greek Soccer

first_imgATHENS – Fan hooliganism, a constant problem in Greek soccer, disrupted Panathinaikos’ 3-0 drubbing of Olympiakos on March 2 and police said 11 people were arrested for violence, including hitting the winning coach Yiannis Athanasiou in the eye with a cup full of ice, leaving him with a bandage while he continued.“A total of 26 persons were brought in to police headquarters of which 11 were detained for violent acts before, during and after the match at the Karaiskakis Stadium,” a police statement said. Police said they used “a limited amount of chemicals” in order to contain the unruly Olympiakos fans at their home stadium in PiraeusIn another incident, a flare thrown on the pitch narrowly missed hitting several players.Olympiakos’ Nigerian forward Michael Olaitan collapsed in the first half and was taken to hospital where he was diagnosed with a heart complaint caused by anxiety and stress. Doctors kept him in the hospital for further tests on Monday.Panathinaikos surprised league-leading Olympiakos, which was coming off a stunning 2-0 victory over Manchested United in European Champions League play.Olympiakos still has a runaway 19-point lead in the Greek league but its rivalry with the Greens is legendary and frequently spawns violence that has sometimes been deadly. Apart from arrests, nothing is done about it.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Pats Pound Peterson-less Vikings

first_imgMINNEAPOLIS — Tom Brady and the New England Patriots took advantage of Adrian Peterson’s absence. Matt Cassel’s four interceptions, too.Chandler Jones returned a field goal he blocked for a touchdown right before halftime, and Brady and the Patriots cruised from there for a 30-7 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Sept. 14 to give coach Bill Belichick his 200th career win.Brady went 15-for-22 for 149 yards, one touchdown and no turnovers, and Cassel’s first start against his close friend and former mentor was a dud.Devin McCourty, Darrelle Revis, Logan Ryan and Dominique Easley all picked him off, setting up 17 points for the Patriots and prompting “Teddy! Teddy! Teddy!” chants from the crowd for rookie backup Teddy Bridgewater. Cassel finished 19-for-36 for 202 yards.Matt Asiata caught an early touchdown pass from Cassel but had only 36 yards on 13 carries in place of Peterson, who was shelved for the game after a charge of child abuse was levied against him in Texas. His status for the rest of the season is unclear.The pass-run ratio last week for the Patriots was 60-20 in a shaky loss at Miami, but they established a much better balance here.Stevan Ridley carried 25 times for 101 yards, and Brady found a vulnerable target in Vikings second-year cornerback Xavier Rhodes, who was listed as questionable for the game because of a groin injury. He wasn’t able to keep up with Edelman, most glaringly on the possession right after the interception by Revis.Julian Edelman, who also had a 34-yard punt return, had two first-down catches plus the wide-open grab in the corner of the end zone for a 17-7 lead. Edelman finished with six catches for 81 yards.One of the many hallmarks of success under Belichick, who became the sixth coach to reach 200 NFL victories, has been an ability to avoid consecutive losses.Over the last four years they’ve had only two losing streaks, of just two games apiece. The last time the Patriots lost the first two games of the season was 2001, when they went on to win their first of three Super Bowl titles.This was also Brady’s 149th win as a starter, pushing him past John Elway into third place on the all-time list.The Vikings sure started strong, finishing off a smooth opening drive with a 25-yard touchdown pass to a wide-open Asiata after moving 80 yards in seven plays solely with Asiata and the tight ends.They forced a three-and-out, too, but the Patriots just needed one bad throw by Brady’s former backup to shift the momentum.Cassel’s heave to Jarius Wright hung in the air long enough for McCourty to snag it and bring the ball to the 1 after a 60-yard return. Ridley scored two plays later.Revis had Greg Jennings smothered for much of the game, and the five-time Pro Bowl pick grabbed an errant pass by Cassel early in the second quarter to set up the first of three field goals by Stephen Gostkowski.Then, after the Vikings got in position for a 48-yard kick by Blair Walsh that would’ve pulled them within seven points at the intermission, Jones powered through the line, stretched his arms out and batted down the ball. He picked it up in stride and headed for the end zone, effectively quashing the hope for a second-half comeback.The Dolphins rushed for 191 yards against the Patriots. But without Peterson, the Vikings finished with just 54 yards on 19 attempts.They were also the only team in the league last week to not allow a touchdown, but the defense regressed against Brady and the Patriots.He struggled badly against Cincinnati last season when Vikings coach Mike Zimmer was defensive coordinator for the Bengals, but Belichick and Brady had the decisive edge on this sun-splashed afternoon.(DAVE CAMPBELL, AP Pro Football Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Mets’ DeGrom Aces Brewers, 2-0

first_imgMILWAUKEE — Jacob deGrom sent the New York Mets home with a rare road win.DeGrom gave up four hits in eight innings and the Mets beat the Milwaukee Brewers 2-0 on June 25 to stop a seven-game losing streak, their longest since April 2011.“He’s got tremendous stuff. He knows how to use it. He’s legit,” Mets Manager Terry Collins said. “He’s not going through any sophomore slump. He’s making the adjustments he has to make and making pitches. Outstanding game.”DeGrom (8-5) struck out seven and walked none in the eighth straight start in which he has given up two earned runs or fewer.“I try not to be too confident out there. I just try to get ahead with strike one and go from there,” deGrom said. “You get too cocky and you can get put back into place real quick.”Wilmer Flores hit a go-ahead double in the sixth for the Mets (37-37), who avoided falling two games below .500 for the first time this year. New York completed a 1-7 trip during which it was outscored 31-11 and hit .177.Jeurys Familia pitched a perfect ninth for his 20th save in 22 chances, and New York won for just the fourth time in its last 22 road games. The Mets are 26-11 at Citi Field but 11-26 away from home.Collins was ejected in the fourth after Darrell Ceciliani was caught stealing at second. Collins ran onto the field and briefly argued with umpire Larry Vanover.“I thought he was safe,” Collins said. “I went out to Larry and said I know I don’t have any challenges left, but for heaven’s sake, from my angle it wasn’t even close at all.”Milwaukee’s Taylor Jungmann made his fourth big league start and held the Mets to four hits in five innings.Center fielder Gerardo Parra threw out Michael Cuddyer at the plate when he tried to score from second base in the second inning on Kevin Plawecki’s single to center, a call that stood after a video review that took more than four minutes.Flores put the Mets ahead after Cuddyer’s two-out single off Michael Blazek (4-2).New York loaded the bases with one out in the seventh but managed only one run on an infield single by Lucas Duda that deflected off the foot of reliever Will Smith.After Milwaukee’s Adam Lind singled with two outs in the seventh, Shane Peterson hit what initially was ruled a ground-rule double down the left-field line. Umpires called for a review and ruled the ball foul and Peterson singled. DeGrom retired Jean Segura on a popout.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Blazers Rout Knicks, 104-85

first_imgNEW YORK — Damian Lillard and the Trail Blazers started March the same way they finished February.Lillard scored 30 points, CJ McCollum had 21 of his 25 in the second half and Portland beat the New York Knicks 104-85 on March 1 for its sixth straight road victory.Lillard reached the 30-point mark for the eighth time in nine games and had 14, nearly half of them, in the final 4:25 of the first half. The Blazers won for the 18th time in their last 22 games.“It feels great. You feel like you get any sniff at the rim or any look at the rim, they got a great chance of going in,” Lillard said. “Some of those plays they defended well. I just was in a good groove at the time.”He meant the second-quarter outburst, but he may as well have been referring to the last month.Portland went 9-2 in February for its third-best record in that month in franchise history. Lillard averaged 29.8 points in 11 games last month, fourth in the league, and his seven 30-point games tied with Stephen Curry for most in the NBA.Nothing changed with the calendar, as the Blazers moved to 3-0 halfway through their road trip.“We’re getting better,” coach Terry Stotts said. “The goal was to get better as the season went on and I think the growth we’ve made, winning close games, winning games on the road, holding leads, all those things speaks to the improvement of the individuals on the team.”Carmelo Anthony had 23 points and 10 rebounds for the Knicks, so hopeless in their 15th loss in 18 games that fans spent much of the fourth quarter chanting for Jimmer Fredette, who is nearing the end of his 10-day contract.The former college player of the year got in for the final 3:13, quickly gave up a 3-pointer to Lillard and finished with four points.Anthony had an exchange toward the end with a fan who was just as frustrated as the Knicks.“All I did was I pointed to (James) Dolan, and told him, ‘Look, the owner’s right there. Ask for your money back,’” Anthony said. “At that point, he’s calling me to tell me that he’s never coming to another game and we suck, you just don’t want to hear that.”Portland won its fourth straight at Madison Square Garden and Stotts improved to 7-1 against the Knicks as Blazers coach.Portland had a one-point lead when Lillard re-entered with 4:25 left in the first half. He quickly nailed a jumper, two 3-pointers and three free throws, and added another 3 that gave the Blazers a 58-50 lead at the break.McCollum took over from there, with seven points in the first 3 minutes of the third to push the lead into double figures. He closed the period with two baskets around Allen Crabbe’s 3-pointer to make it 85-72 heading to a fourth quarter that was never close.“We had trouble containing their guards most of the night,” Knicks interim coach Kurt Rambis said.(BRIAN MAHONEY, AP Basketball Writer) TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Rooney, Ibhahimovic, Martinez Top MLS Best XI

first_imgNEW YORK (AP) — Wayne Rooney made Major League Soccer’s Best XI despite playing just a half-season after joining D.C. United.The English forward, who turned 33 last month, made his debut July 14 after leaving Everton and scored 12 goals in 20 games. He has 53 goals in 119 international appearances and is scheduled to make his England finale on Thursday in an exhibition against the United States at Wembley,He is joined by Swedish forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic of the LA Galaxy and Venezuelan striker Josef Martinez of Atlanta on the Best XI. Martinez set a league record with 31 goals and Martinez was second with 22.Also on the Best XI announced Sunday are Columbus goalkeeper Zack Steffen; defenders Kemar Lawrence and Aaron Long of the New York Red Bulls and Chad Marshall of Seattle, and midfielders Luciano Acosta (D.C.), Miguel Almiron (Atlanta), Ignacio Piatti (Montreal), Carlos Vela (Los Angeles FC),Marshall is on the Best XI for the fourth time, and Almiron, Martinez and Piatt for the second, joined by seven newcomers.Long, Marshall and Steffen are the only Americans.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Vector and Lauterbach: development solution for software debugging over the XCP protocol

first_imgVector and Lauterbach are offering an integrated solution for ECU software development based on the new ASAM standard “Software Debugging over XCP”. It eliminates the need to repeatedly switch between hardware for measurement, calibration, and debugging.The ECU debug connector can be a challenge to access in the vehicle and does not lend itself to the frequent disconnect/reconnects necessary when switching between MC and debug tools. By working together, Vector and Lauterbach are responding to the requirement of the automotive industry for concurrent use of the interface, and they are providing uniform access to the ECU for measurement, calibration and debugging purposes. This work is based on the new ASAM standard “Software Debugging over XCP” which was released in November 2017, and both partners were active participants in its development.The VX1000 measurement and calibration hardware from Vector enables accessing internal data of development-level ECUs and near-production ECUs. Data rates of more than 100 MByte/s can be achieved over the entire automotive temperature range in test vehicles. The XCP slaves of the VX1000 hardware enable connection to the CANape measurement and calibration tool or to other tools with a standardcompliant XCP master. Such an XCP master is Lauterbach’s TRACE32 debugger, which gets access – over the XCP slave – to the ECU and the debugging interface connected to it. This debugging configuration can operate without the need for any extension of the ECU software. Here, the TRACE32 XCP master provides the same debugging features as a hardware-based TRACE32 debugger.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software Continue Reading Previous Renesas: RZ/A2M microprocessor for high-speed processing of e-AI imagingNext AAEON: tiny IoT gateway system with UP corelast_img read more

Rutronik: cost-effective nRF9160 development kit from Nordic

first_img Continue Reading Previous Bürklin: pocket-sized thermal camera withstanding dirt and moistureNext Kymati develops custom radar solutions The Nordic Semiconductor nRF9160 Development Kit is a cost-effective hardware development platform providing all necessary tools for evaluation and development of application firmware based on the nRF9160 SiP (System-in-Package). This supports both LTE standards, M1 and NB-IoT, and is globally compatible. The nRF9160 DK is available from Rutronik UK.The Development Kit includes a LTE antenna that supports bands in 690-960MHz and 1710-2200MHz. It has a dedicated GPS antenna for the nRF9160 version with built-in GPS, a 2.4GHz antenna can be used with Bluetooth 5, Bluetooth Mesh and IEEE 802.15.4 protocols, like Thread or Zigbee. The nRF52840 SoC is integrated as board controller and can be used, for example, to build a Bluetooth Low Energy gateway.Developers have access to all I/O pins and module interfaces via plug connectors, including an Arduino UNO Rev3 interface. The popular SEGGER J-Link OB is integrated for debugging and programming. It also provides a debug out function. The DK has both a 4FF SIM card slot and a MFF2 SIM footprint. A preloaded SIM card from iBasis with 10MB of data for LTE-M helps to kick-start developments. Furthermore, the nRF9160 DK has four LEDs, two buttons and two switches that are user-programmable.Additionally, Nordic offers compatible development tools, including the nRF Connect SDK. This extensible framework enables the development of very small applications in highly constrained circumstances and the programming of powerful, richly featured software for advanced applications. The nRF Connect for Cloud is a cloud-based IoT platform for development, test and evaluation of cellular IoT and Bluetooth Low Energy devices. The LTE Link Monitor uses AT commands to monitor the modem/link status and information about the network.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software last_img read more

Seven design challenges for ultrasound smart probes

first_img September 3, 2019 at 4:00 am Data processing Data processing is impacted by multiple factors, including the number of channels, expected power consumption, and data transmission bandwidth. In a 64-channel system sampling at 40 MHz, the front end generates a massive 5.12 GB of data per second, which cannot be transferred directly to a tablet or a mobile device. Even if that data were transferred by some means, the device would not be able to process it in real time. Hence, this data must be pre-processed and converted to a manageable size before sending it to the display unit. The amount of processing is based on trade-offs between the display unit’s power, bandwidth, and processing capability. Most designers use ultra-low-power FPGAs and processors for data processing and controlling the front end. Data transfer For wired probes, interfaces like USB 3.1 and higher, using USB Type-C, can be an advantage when providing the necessary power and high data transfer bandwidth to the display unit. But for a truly mobile smart probe, the data has to be transferred wirelessly. There are multiple wireless communication protocols like Wi-Fi (802.11n, 802.11ac, 802.11ad, or 802.11ax standards), which are available commercially; however, these can be limited by interference in their bandwidth when multiple devices use the same band. Other standards like 802.11ah (sub-1 GHz) exist, but have limited bandwidth. Data interpretation The biggest smart probe challenge is enabling the analysis of a large amount of data quickly and efficiently. Today, accurate interpretation requires many doctors to analyze the data, and there are significant capacity and time constraints. With high-speed connectivity, data can be sent to servers at remote locations for rapid analysis. With the rise of big data analytics and artificial intelligence, image comparison and interpretation can happen online in real time, resulting in an immediate diagnosis. Conclusion The next big wave in medical imaging is coming in a very small size. As designers of ultrasound smart probes resolve challenges and get better devices to market at a lower and more affordable price — and in a smaller size but still with connectivity — the medical world will witness the rapid adoption of smart probes. From a hospital in a developed country to a telemedicine center in a developing country to diagnosing injured soldiers in the field, the rapid evolution of ultrasound smart probes is changing the landscape and helping provide better care.Ravindra Munvar is a systems engineer in the medical systems group at Texas Instruments , where he primarily supports customers and reference design development. Ravindra has extensive experience in the design and development of medical imaging devices. He has a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Karnataka University in India. >> This article was originally published on our sister site, Electronic Products: “Ultrasound smart probes: seven design challenges.” Medical imaging, specifically ultrasound, is undergoing a significant transformation. In addition to high-performance cart-based ultrasound systems, it’s now possible to use a handheld device to accomplish high-quality ultrasound imaging. Thanks to advancements in semiconductor technology, ultrasound smart probes are becoming smaller and portable, enabling access to healthcare beyond medical offices and hospitals.An ultrasound smart probe is essentially a portable ultrasound that has the entire front end and almost all of the back-end hardware integrated into it. With reduced power consumption and size, a smart probe processes data, while maintaining signal quality, and displays images on a mobile device using either a high-speed USB or wireless connection.The day is fast approaching when most doctors will carry a smart probe unit in their pockets, similar to their stethoscope, by which they can not only hear, but also see inside the body—potentially leading to a market of a few million units worldwide within the next decade, complementing standard ultrasound systems. But shrinking the system down to a handheld device is no easy task, and presents many challenges.Here are some of the most significant challenges smart probe designers face. Powering the unit Powering a smart probe with very low noise and ensuring that the power supply itself does not consume high power are two tricky challenges. Designers of smart probe power supplies must work within a very small area and height, while achieving efficiencies greater than 90% with low power being consumed while idle, and most importantly, with low noise. Most manufacturers need their power supplies to switch below 1 MHz and synchronize to an external clock to minimize harmonics interference in the ultrasound operating frequency range of 2-20 MHz. The size vs. efficiency trade-off is a huge challenge. Size Twenty years ago, a 64-channel ultrasound system consisted of multiple A4-sized boards each for transmitting, receiving, analog-to-digital conversion, beamforming, and processing, which were interfaced to a backplane and connected to a standard computer. Today, a complete 64-channel smart probe front-end board needs to be smaller than the size of a credit card (85 × 54 mm). However, even with all the advancements in technology and high levels of integration, it is still no small feat to achieve this level of miniaturization. Channel count Processing a higher number of channels simultaneously leads to better image quality. Most cart-based scanners today have 128 channels or more. Initial smart probes had either eight or 16 channels integrated inside the probe head; these channels had to be connected to a larger system for processing.Currently, manufacturers are trying to integrate as many as 64 or 128 channels into the probe. To achieve such channel densities, they can now leverage new, commercial-off-the-shelf devices, like the highly integrated front-end devices from Texas Instruments (TI).As examples, the TX7332, a 32-channel transmit analog front end and the AFE5832LP, a 32-channel receive analog front end, enable designers to use only two devices each to accommodate 64 channels. Devices like these energize the transducer to generate ultrasound pulses, process the received echo, and convert to digital signals in order to generate an image.These front ends still need additional devices, like processors or field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), to control them and process the data generated. The challenge is to pack as many of these devices as possible to improve image quality by increasing channel count within the same power budget. Power per channel A 128-channel cart-based ultrasound scanner consumes about 500 W to 1 kW of total power. A handheld smart probe has a power budget of only 3-5 W, so it’s not too hot for the doctor to hold or the patient to feel, and it potentially can operate from a battery. This low wattage means that there’s no room for cooling mechanisms like fans, which could cause vibration and result in a blurry image. Designers must incorporate mechanisms to ensure that probes stay within their power budget, ranging from putting some devices to sleep while they are idle to completely powering off devices when they are not in use. Quick turn ON/OFF is very important to help achieve this.TI-ultrasound-smart-probes-small Fig. 1: Advancements in semiconductor technology have dramatically eased ultrasound size and power constraints. Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Log in to Reply likhitha says: center_img Continue Reading Previous 3 driver design techniques for microcontrollersNext Dealing with the memory problem in artificial intelligence “It’s late finding this act. At least, it’s a thing to be familiar with that there are such events exist. 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BIZ-JLR-SALES

first_imgJLR India sales up 66% in Jan-Jun periodMumbai, Jul 10 (PTI) Jaguar Land Rover India todayreported a 66 per cent increase in sales at 2,579 units in thefirst half of 2018 buoyed by a strong product portfolio.Rohit Suri, president and managing director of theTatas-run company, said, “We have seen tremendous growth onthe back of new launches like the Range Rover Velar, EvoqueConvertible and the Model Year 2018 Range Rover and RangeRover Sport.”These, coupled with dedicated retail and after salesinitiatives have helped us register a solid growth of 66 percent in the first half of 2018 at 2,579 units.”Other luxury brands also did well with the marketleader Mercedes-Benz clocking 12.4 per cent more volumes at8,061 units and the number two player BMW selling 13 per centmore units at 5,171.Swedish player Volvo reported over 30 per cent spikein volumes at 1,242 units in the first half of 2018.The third largest player Audi has not yet disclosedits half-yearly sales figures. PTI BEN SSSS SS SSlast_img read more

Breaking the Rules

first_imgThe king of pop art gave the word funk a new meaning as he promoted popular culture in the 80s through his unique art lens. Warhol died in 1987 but his vision of art lives on. He manufactured consent and dissent through his work which he marketed aggressively and glibly,,The king of pop art gave the word funk a new meaning as he promoted popular culture in the 80s through his unique art lens. Warhol died in 1987 but his vision of art lives on. He manufactured consent and dissent through his work which he marketed aggressively and glibly, turning people’s opinion of art on its head.Warhol had a connect with Italian luxury brand Bulgari and now, three decades after his death, the brand unveiled its Wild Pop high jewellery collection in Rome that pays tribute to Warhol and the 80s, a time of excess, extravagance and wickedness. The result is a jewellery collection that is layered and picks motifs from the era to accentuate that moment in time. Bulgari’s creative director Lucia Silvestri has been at the fore of things at the brand for over three decades, sourcing the finest stones and shaping them into masterpieces that defy convention. At the launch of the new collection in Rome, she speaks exclusively to India Today Spice about the brand’s design philosophy, its journey and the Wild Pop high jewellery line. What inspired the latest collection?If you look at La the Fiesta collection we launched in Bali last year, you will see that we had some pop pieces there and as we went along we decided to celebrate the 80s because it was a time when there was maximum creativity in fashion, art, music, and we were very inspired by this. Music with a synthesiser or microphone, happy leaves (marijuana), Madonna, musical notes, Joan Collins, lighting etc, many of those motifs have been used in our Wild Pop high jewellery collection. In fact, Happy Leaves in white gold with diamonds and emeralds was inspired by the film Desperately Seeking Susan, when Madonna shares a joint with a friend.advertisementWhere do you source the stones from?The list is endless and ranges from Burma, Sri Lanka, to Kashmir, Tanzania, Madagascar, India and other places as well. I love sourcing precious stones from all these locations and Jaipur is the origin for many precious stones as I work very closely with the cutters there who are so fantastic at what they do. I love being in India and finding the next precious stone for my collection. It is a very international collection since gems are from everywhere. My first source of inspiration is Rome and then every trip I undertake gives me something new to think about. India is a big inspiration but Japan excites me as well and like that there are numerous others that fascinate me. BLING FLING: Much of the collection is inspired by the music of the 80s, like this bracelet sporting microphones using diamonds and precious stonesDo you set trends?We follow trends and markets but also follow our DNA which says that we have to improve our creativity and be daring and perfect so we won’t be hemmed in. We like to be futuristic and are a global Italian brand. Bulgari is all about breaking the rules.Would you say you are design disruptors?We have been design disruptors from the beginning, using hard stones and precious stones together and creating fun designs for expensive high jewellery pieces. We love disrupting creativity as you can see from the current collectionWhich pieces do you like best and which ones were the hardest to make?I love the flamingos necklace which is Joan Collins all the way and I love the spring necklace which is fantastic and is inspired by a bracelet drawn by Andy Warhol and is a stunning work of rubies and diamonds. The hardest was the Play it Again series of a necklace and earrings that reproduces vinyl LPs and their players. This was made with the onyx because it is so sophisticated and needed a high level of craftsmanship. It has different layers and we used a 5-carat rose cut diamond with engraved onyx. The interesting bit is that it all moves and is very fluid.The design of the jewels is simple and fluid. Was this deliberate?I am a woman and want to wear something that needs to be pleasurable and easy on the skin, and should be versatile so it can go from day to night. It needs to be fluid so I tried on every piece to see how it works for women who will eventually wear it.Photographs by Bandeep Singhlast_img read more

Cincinnati Masters: Lucas Pouille stuns Andy Murray in first round

first_imgAndy Murray’s comeback following hip surgery hit another roadblock on Monday after he was beaten 6-1 1-6 6-4 by France’s Lucas Pouille in the first round of the Cincinnati Open.The Scot went under the knife in January but has had a frustrating time since he came back to the ATP circuit in June.The former world number one had hoped to build on the momentum that had carried him into the quarter-finals of the Citi Open before he pulled out of the Washington tournament citing fatigue.But it was world number 17 Pouille who proved to be the more resourceful as he claimed his first win in five tries against Murray.Murray, whose ranking plummeted into the 800s last month but has now risen to 375, has fallen at the first hurdle in two of the four tournaments he has contested this year.”I only lost four more points in the match than him,” said Murray, who won 82 points to Pouille’s 86.”It was tight. He’s a top 20 player. If I can improve by 10, 15 percent, you turn a lot of those matches around.”Pouille said he was pleased with how he fought against the former world number one.”I’m very happy, especially with the way I fought until the end,” he said.”I tried to do my best in the third set and then until the end I played very aggressive and I’m very pleased with that.”American Sam Querrey overcame 38 aces by ninth seed John Isner to send his friend and compatriot packing with a 6-4 6-7(5) 7-6(5) win.advertisementThe win was the first time Querrey has come out on top in a third set tiebreaker this year after losing seven in a row.”I’ve lost a handful of tough matches this year but I feel like I’m starting to play better now, a little more consistent,” the 30-year-old Californian said.”Hopefully I can end the year on a strong note. Usually I feel like I play my better tennis at the beginning of the year so I’m going to try to flip it and play better at the end this year.”Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta, Britain’s Kyle Edmund and Japan’s Kei Nishikori also were first round winners.The tournament lost its top seed when Spanish world number one Rafael Nadal withdrew after winning the Rogers Cup on Sunday.World number two Roger Federer, who skipped the Toronto event, is now the highest seed.(With Reuters inputs)last_img read more

Ajit Wadekar dies at 77: Cricket fraternity mourns death of legendary captain

first_imgBishan Singh Bedi, Madan Lal expressed their grief over former India captain Ajit Wadekar sudden demise at the age of 77 in Mumbai’s Jaslok Hospital late on Wednesday.Wadekar, who played 37 Tests for India and scored 2113 runs including one hundred and 14 half-centuries, led India to historic series triumphs in the West Indies and England in 1971.Bedi tweeted that the pair had different opinions but he was a fine batsman and a respected cricketer.”ALW was good contemporary-we had differences o opinion but always respected glory o Crkt-fine batsman & great close in catch-served Indn Crkt w/aplomb as player/Selectr/Coach-RIP Jeetu,” tweeted Bedi.Also read – Former India cricket captain Ajit Wadekar dies aged 77Madan Lal on the other hand paid his condolences to Wadekar’s family.”Ajit Wadekar ji my captain a true inspiration for all of us, my heart felt condolences to his family. RIP Ajit bhai,” tweeted Madan Lal.V sad news-Ajit Wadekar passing away-only Indn Capt to win 3 series in a row-2 away 1 at home-ALW was good contemporary-we had differences o opinion but always respected glory o Crkt-fine batsman & great close in catch-served Indn Crkt w/aplomb as player/Selectr/Coach-RIP Jeetu!Bishan Bedi (@BishanBedi) August 15, 2018Ajit Wadekar ji my captain a true inspiration for all of us, my heart felt condolences to his family. RIP Ajit bhai.Madan Lal (@MadanLal1983) August 15, 2018Wadekar will be remembered for his gutsy knocks at the crucial number three position for years. He was also a great fielder in the slip cordon.advertisementWadekar took over as captain of the Indian team from MAK Pataudi and proved to be a good leader of men. After leading the country to memorable series wins in the West Indies and England, Wadekar oversaw another series win over England in 1972-73, at home.However, Wadekar had to retire after India were blanked 3-0 on the tour of England in 1974.This is how the cricketing fraternity reacted to Wadekar’s death:Sad moment for Indian cricket to lose one of its most successful captains. Shrewd to the core. Condolences to the entire family #TeamIndia #RIPAjitWadekar pic.twitter.com/0xC0fv3ArkRavi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) August 15, 2018Oh, I will dearly miss himThis pic taken in that same match. I was very fond of him and I guess he didnt mind me too much either.#RIPWadekar pic.twitter.com/lvFbcA3gx2Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) August 15, 2018So many memories of Ajit Wadekar. None more powerful than leading India to series wins in 1971 in England and the West Indies. Much admired, much loved. Page in Indian cricket and in our memories.Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) August 15, 2018Very very sad news: the iconic former Indian cricket captain Ajit Wadekar is no more. Sir, will miss you ! RIPRajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) August 15, 2018Extremely saddened by the news that former Indian cricket captain #AjitWadekar is no more. He led India to many historic victories! My condolences to the friends & family! RIP Sir, you will always be missed!Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) August 15, 2018Deeply saddened by the demise of an iconic Indian cricketer Ajit Wadekar ji. Thoughts with his family and close ones. May his soul rest in peace.Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) August 15, 2018Extremely sad to hear the passing of Ajit Wadekar ji. Thoughts and prayers with his family. His legacy will go on for ever.Deep Dasgupta (@DeepDasgupta7) August 15, 2018Saddened to hear about the passing away of Ajit Wadekar Sir. He was a great captain who led India to series wins in England and West Indies in 1971. May his soul rest in peace. #RIPAjitWadekar pic.twitter.com/O2NTykieqbMANOJ TIWARY (@tiwarymanoj) August 15, 2018Deeply saddened by the passing away of our former captain Ajit Wadekar sir who led our team to many memorable victories against England and West Indies. My heartfelt condolences to his family and loved ones. May his soul rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/w66Xc6uOn1R P Singh (@rpsingh) August 15, 2018With a heavy heart we bid adieu to Ajit Wadekar. The former India captain is no more. Cricketer, Coach, Manager and Chairman of Selectors – Mr Wadekar served Indian cricket in many different ways. pic.twitter.com/6zdFtleXB9BCCI (@BCCI) August 15, 2018last_img read more

India vs England, 3rd Test: Kohli, Rahane highlight strong Day 1 for India

first_imgVirat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane scored fifties as India posted 307/6 on day one of the third Test against England, on Saturday.With England 2-0 ahead in the five-match series, Joe Root decided to launch another assault on India’s brittle top order after winning the toss and Chris Woakes obliged with three wickets in the morning session to reduce the tourists to 82-3.Yet Kohli, who has shone amid his side’s batting ruins, once again dug deep and, ably assisted by Rahane in a superb 159-run fourth-wicket partnership, led his side out of another perilous situation.England vs India 3rd Test, Day 1: HighlightsThe pair batted throughout the afternoon session when the ball stopped jagging around, compiling by far India’s best partnership of the series until Rahane was snapped up after tea for 81 by Stuart Broad, courtesy of Alastair Cook’s dazzling left-handed slip catch.Kohli, having compiled his 18th Test fifty, carried on confidently and looked set for his 23rd Test hundred, and second of the series, until tempted to drive at a rare Rashid turner which Ben Stokes gobbled up at slip.It was Stokes’s major contribution on his return to the side four days after being cleared of affray. He had been given a ripple of applause as he came on to bowl in the morning but, not at his best, delivered 15 wicketless overs for 54 runs.Instead it was England’s less heralded all-rounder Woakes, centurion and man of the match in the second test win at Lord’s, who took centre stage.advertisementVirat Kohli misses hundred by 3 runs but sets another record in Test cricketShikhar Dhawan, restored to the side in place of Murali Vijay, and Lokesh Rahul had started well enough with India’s highest partnership of the series — 60 — until the Kohli-Rahane link-up as England’s pacemen failed to make a breakthrough.Woakes looked the potential game-changer again, having Dhawan caught at slip for 35, trapping Rahul lbw for 23 and tempting Cheteshwar Pujara (14) into a hook on the stroke of lunch which went straight into the hands of Rashid on the boundary.Rishabh Pant creates history on Test debut at Trent BridgeKohli was doubtless unimpressed as he faced the prospect of having to bail out a sinking ship again but he found an assured partner in 30-year-old Rahane.After Kohli’s 152-ball stay, 20-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant made an assured unbeaten 22 on debut alongside Hardik Pandya, who became James Anderson’s 100th Indian Test victim to leave the match delicately poised.(With Reuters inputs)last_img read more

ICC appeals for information on suspected fixer Aneel Munawar

first_imgThe International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday issued an appeal to identify the one remaining suspected match-fixer in a recent documentary.The appeal is part of an extensive investigation by the ICC Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) to track down the alleged fixer, known as Aneel Munawar. The programme makers have indicated that this man will now be central to a second documentary.”We have identified every other person in the original documentary and have spoken to a number of them in connection with match fixing, including those who are not deemed to be participants under our Anti-Corruption Code. However the true identity of Aneel Munawar remains a mystery. He plays a significant role in the programme, yet enquiries with law enforcement and immigration sources have not identified or located him.Cricket Australia gives clean chit to its players in corruption allegations”As such we are appealing to the public or anyone from within the cricket family to contact us with any information that will lead us to identify and locate him. Police investigations often use such an appeal to locate people of interest and we are exercising the same approach,” ICC ACU General Manager Alex Marshall said.”The absence of any cooperation from the broadcaster has slowed the investigation, but to date we have made good progress in identifying people of significant interest including people already of interest to the ACU. We have been able to discount a number of claims made in the programme and continue to pursue other aspects. We will provide a full update at the conclusion of the investigation.advertisement”We are aware that there is a second documentary in the offing, this time based on historical recordings between a fixer, suspected to be Munawar and bookies in India. As with the first programme, we will investigate any claims made in a full and thorough manner and we take any allegations of corruption, historical or contemporary, extremely seriously. Based on what we already know, we have engaged the services of an independent betting analysis company to examine the claims made about particular matches,” he added.”As with the first programme we have, and will continue to ask for the cooperation of the broadcaster. Access to the raw, unedited footage enables us to build a complete picture around the claims in the documentary and ensure our investigation is as fair and thorough as possible.”(With IANS inputs)last_img read more

Shah Rukh Khan attends fan Mesut Ozil’s match

first_imgShah Rukh Khan is one star that has a global fanbase of almost 38 million and one of them is Arsenal’s Mesut Özil.The renowned German professional footballer who plays for Premier League club, had invited the Indian superstar to the Arsenal vs Newcastle United match held in London.Khan, who is an avid sports fan and also the co-owner of the IPL team KKR, obliged by attending the match Sunday night at the Emirates Stadium.Other celebrity fans include Coldplay singer Chris Martin who gave a shout out to Khan from his Twitter handle: “Shah Rukh Khan forever”.Oscar winner Leonardo Di Caprio has said if he stars in a movie with the Zero actor, he’d become more famous. While Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe has admitted he wants to star with the “epitome of style and class”, as has Hollywood hottie Penelope Cruz.Music sensation Pitbull, who visited India during IPL season said he was “charmed” by Khan. “I got to learn a few Bollywood footsteps, thanks to Shah Rukh. He is an amazing performer, full of energy I would definitely work with him”.Akon who collaborated with him on Ra. One was quoted as, “SRK is an incredible guy. The hospitality I’ve received here could not match anybody. He’s a sweet person, a great soul”.last_img read more

Honor extends its festive offer on Flipkart, claims to have sold over 1 million devices during festive sale

first_imgHuawei’s sub-brand Honor has announced to extend its Diwali festive sale on Flipkart. The company claims that it sold over 1 million devices during the recent festive season sale on Flipkart, Amazon and Honor store. Honor says that Honor 9N was the star product of Flipkart BIg Billion Days while the Honor 8X was announced as best seller in the Rs 12,000-15,000 category during the Amazon Great Indian Festival sale.”The phenomenal response received during the Diwali season has also motivated Honor to extend its attractive offers on its best-selling smartphones on Flipkart such as Honor 9Lite, Honor 7S, Honor 9i and Honor 10 from November 9 till November 12 2018,” company said in a press statement. The Flipkart Diwali sale ended on November 5 but Honor will continue its sale on the website till November 12 now.Honor is offering a price cut across its wide-range of smartphones. Here are the top deals from Flipkart and Honor on some of the company’s top phones:Honor 7S: Honor 7S is available for sale at a price drop of Rs 1000. The phone sells at Rs 8999 on other days than the sale. Honor 7S comes with a 5.45-inch display and is powered by quad-core processor paired with 2GB of RAM. The phone packs 16GB of internal storage that is expandable up to 256GB via a microSD card. On the optics front, the Honor 7S packs a 13MP primary camera on the rear and a 5MP front shutter for selfies. It is backed by a 3020mAh battery.Honor 7A: The phone is selling at Rs 8999 instead of Rs 10999. The Honor 7A comes with a 5.70-inch display and is powered by octa-core processor. It packs in 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 256GB via a microSD card. The Huawei Honor 7A comes with a 13MP primary camera and a 2MP secondary camera on the rear and a 8MP front shooter for selfies.advertisementHonor 9N: Honor 9N is available at Rs 13,999 during the sale period. The original price is Rs 15,999. Honor 9N comes with a 5.84-inch display and is powered by 2.36GHz octa-core processor with 4GB of RAM. The phone packs 64GB of internal storage which is expandable up to 256GB via a microSD card. The phone packs a 13MP primary camera and a 2MP secondary camera on the rear and a 16MP front camera. The phone is powered by a 3000mAh battery.Honor 9 Lite: The phone is selling at Rs 14,999 instead of Rs 16,999 during the Honor-Flipkart sale. There is up to Rs 10,200 off on exchange also. Honor 9 Lite sports a 5.65-inch display and is powered by octa-core processor with 4GB of RAM. The phone packs expandable 64GB of internal storage. There is a 13MP primary camera and a 2MP secondary camera on the rear. On the front, it comes with a 13MP primary camera and a 2MP secondary camera. It is backed by a 3000mAh battery.Honor 9i: Honor 9i is selling at Rs 12,999 instead of Rs 19,999. The phone gets extra Rs 7200 off on exchange on Flipkart. Honor 9i sports a 5.84-inch display and is powered by 2.36GHz octa-core processor. It omes with a 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 256GB via a microSD card. The phone packs a 13MP rear camera and a 16MP front camera. It is powered by a 3000mAh battery.Honor 10: This is one of the biggest price drop. Honor has set the price of the flagship Honor 10 at Rs 24,999 instead of Rs 35,999. The phone is The phone sports a 5.84-inch display and is powered by octa-core processor with 6GB of RAM. The phone packs 128GB of internal storage. The Honor 10 packs a 16MP primary camera and a 24MP secondary camera on the rear and a 24MP front camera.last_img read more

Abu Dhabi ODI: Imam-ul-Haq escapes serious injury after suffering nasty blow on helmet

first_imgPakistan received some good news after their win over New Zealand in the second ODI as batsman Imam-ul-Haq was cleared of any serious injuries after he got hit on the helmet during their run chase.Imam was batting on 16 in the 13th over when a Lockie Ferguson bouncer hit him flush on the grill of his helmet.The batsman immediately threw his bat away and crouched on his knees before lying down flat on the side of the pitch, writhing in pain.2nd ODI: Shaheen Afridi, Fakhar Zaman fire Pakistan to 6-wicket win over New ZealandGet well soon #ImamUlHaq pic.twitter.com/MaR0MZPIaMRamiz Ahmed Patel (@ramizrap1) November 9, 2018The Pakistan team physio had to be called out as play halted for some time before Imam got to his feet but still looked dazed and zoned out. He was then taken off the field by emergency services and taken straight to a hospital for precautionary tests.Later, the Pakistan Cricket Board confirmed on Twitter that Imam’s scans were clear. He joined the team but will remain under observation.Imam ul Haq has been taken to the hospital for scans. Get well soon @ImamUlHaq12 #PAKvNZ pic.twitter.com/oXpAUwx5RZPCB Official (@TheRealPCB) November 9, 2018Imam ul Haq injury update.Imam ul Haq all scans clear. He joined the team and will remain under observation of Team Physio. pic.twitter.com/wrYn9FUfWGPCB Official (@TheRealPCB) November 9, 2018Pakistan meanwhile, rode on Fakhar Zaman’s run-a-ball 88 and fast bowler Shaheen Afridi’s career-best figures (4-38) to beat New Zealand by six wickets and level the three-match series 1-1 in Abu Dhabi.advertisementLeft-handed Zaman hit 11 boundaries in his aggressive half century and Babar Azam notched 46 off 50 balls as Pakistan raced to 212-4 in 40.3 overs to level the three-match series.Mohammad Hafeez stayed unbeaten on 27 and raised Pakistan’s victory with a crisp boundary off Tim Southee.Ferguson took 3-60, but New Zealand’s hat-trick hero in the first game, Trent Boult, returned wicketless conceding as many runs off his 10 overs.Earlier, New Zealand was restricted to 209-9 with Ross Taylor scoring a fighting unbeaten 86 off 120 balls for his second half century in a row in the series.Afridi bowled intelligently upfront when he had free scoring Colin Munro (13) caught at mid-off in his first over.Captain Kane Williamson, who won the toss and elected to bat, was unlucky to get run out when Afridi got finger tips off George Worker’s hard drive and the ball smashed onto the stumps at the non-striker’s end with Williamson out of his crease.Worker struggled for his 50-ball knock of 28 before he played all around to off-spinner Hafeez and was clean bowled while Afridi made its 4-73 by clean bowling Tom Latham off a sharp yorker.Taylor and Henry Nicholls (33) tried to rebuild the innings with 75-run stand, but Pakistan never allowed New Zealand to score freely with leg-spinner Shadab Khan conceding just 25 runs off his 10 overs for the wicket of Colin de Grandhomme.Pakistan’s most expensive fast bowler, Hasan Ali (2-59), returned and had Nicholls bowled in the 38th over before Afridi snapped two more wickets to restrict New Zealand.(With AP inputs)last_img read more

Honor 9N, Honor 9 Lite, Honor 10 available with big discounts during Flipkart Mobile Bonanza sale

first_imgNovember has seen a lot of festive sales on e-commerce platforms like Flipkart and Amazon India already, but there is still room for more. Flipkart is presently holding a Mobile Bonanza Sale on its online store that will take place between November 19 and November 22. Honor is among a few brands that is offering some heavy discounts and offers on some of its products, making it the best time to buy an Honor smartphone.Some of the Honor phones on discount include the Honor 7S, Honor 7A, Honor 9 Lite, Honor 9i and Honor 10. The budget Honor 7S and Honor 7A get Rs 1,000 discount on their current prices and can be purchased for Rs 5,999 and Rs 7,999, respectively. The Honor 9i which was launched in India in October at Rs 14,999 can now be purchased for Rs 12,999. Both the 3GB and 4GB RAM variants of the Honor 9N will see a Rs 2,000 discount and will be available for Rs 9,999 and Rs 11,999, respectively.The Honor 9 Lite 3GB variant sees its price drop from Rs 10,999 to Rs 9,999. Customers can also avail Rs 3,000 off on exchange for the 4GB model. Lastly, we have the flagship Honor 10 which gets the biggest price cut of all. The phone was launched at Rs 32,999 earlier this year and is getting a massive Rs 8,000 discount during the Mobile Bonanza sale on Flipkart. The phone can now be purchased for Rs 24,999 on the platform until November 22.The deep discount on the Honor 10 is notable as it brings the price of the flagship down significantly and makes it compete against the Poco F1. The Honor 10 offers a more premium look with an all-glass design and gradient colours along with an edge-to-edge display. The Honor 10 sports a 5.84-inch Full-HD+ IPS LCD notched display on the front. Apart from the looks, the Honor 10 also brags about some serious hardware that includes an AI-based Kirin 970 processor coupled with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The Honor 10 houses a 3,400mAh battery and sports a 16MP + 24MP dual camera setup.advertisementALSO READ: Flipkart Mobile Bonanza sale begins: Big discounts on Pixel 2 XL, Nokia 8 Sirocco, Poco F1, and iPhoneslast_img read more