New F1 owner Liberty Media looks to expand number of races

first_imgLiberty Media is looking to expand the number of Formula One races, hoping to cash in on the glamorous appeal of its newly acquired asset, chief executive Greg Maffei said on Wednesday.Formula One has a record-equalling 21 races this season and teams have historically been reluctant to go beyond that number, but Maffei told investors at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media and Telecoms conference that there was room for more.”There is a general line of interest if you increase the number of races to a point. The FIA (the International Automobile Federation, which governs the sport) makes more money, the teams make more money, we make more money,” he said.Formula One faces a major shake-up after Liberty Media agreed to take control of the cash-generating sport. Liberty Media has acquired an initial 18.7 percent stake from controlling shareholder CVC Capital Partners [CVC.UL] and plans to complete a cash and shares deal by the first quarter of 2017.The deal, which has an enterprise value of $8 billion is expected to lead to a new push to develop the U.S. market and win fresh audiences around the world.Expanding the racing calendar may be a way to do this, Maffei said.”Obviously there is a limit on how much you can do. Just getting the cars around the world, but I think we can expect to grow the amount of races to a mild degree.”Maffei said there were opportunities to expand in Latin America, Asia and the United States.advertisement”I particularly like the idea of a night race in Las Vegas,” the CEO said, acknowledging that the heart of the Formula One sport is in Western Europe with famous circuits such as Monza and Monaco.”But new entrants tend to pay more,” the executive said.Bernie Ecclestone, Formula One’s commercial supremo who has remained at the helm after the takeover, recently appeared to pour cold water on the immediate prospect of adding races in the United States.The 86-year-old Briton has been talking to would-be promoters of a Las Vegas race for several months without any sign of progress. The future of South Americas only current grand prix in Brazil is also uncertain due to the countrys economic crisis.Liberty Media has interests in the Atlanta Braves baseball team, satellite radio service Sirius XM, entertainment group Live Nation and minority interests in Time Warner and Viacom.last_img read more

Wankhede pitch pretty similar to 2012 track, says Ravichandran Ashwin

first_imgIndia’s striker bowler Ravichandran Ashwin feels that the current Wankhede pitch is pretty similar to the one on which they lost to England four years back.”When we played (against) England last here, the morning of the first day wicket was a bit damp, it spun a little and it was absolutely flat on day 2 and 3. I see very similar traits here. We got out of jail and got to 330-340 the last time we played them here,” said the off spinner after England had ended the day at 288/5.  (Also read: Mumbai Test: Ravichandran Ashwin dents England after Keaton Jennings debut hundred)”If we could have got one more wicket, we were on the course to do that (it would have been better), but probably we will come out tomorrow morning and try and snap couple of wickets and see how quickly we can stall their innings,” said the off-spinner, who grabbed 3 for 14 in a fantastic post-tea spell with his final analysis for the day being for 4/75.Ashwin seemed satisfied with his post tea spell.”I thought the rewards for that spell came for what I did in the afternoon session because I thought I bowled a really good spell then to (Keaton) Jennings and Moeen Ali and got (Joe) Root out. I thought that was one of the better spells of the day and got rewards for it as soon as I came back in the third spell,” he said.Ashwin said that Indian bowlers today failed to capitalise on the early morning moisture available from Wankhede track.advertisement”Generally, Wankhede has been a big bat first and score big kind of a Test match always, so we knew that it will be up against the odds, generally there is some moisture in the morning and we wanted to capitalise on it and we couldn’t unfortunately. But the afternoon session wasn’t all that bad because we actually gave 90 odd (79) runs and took only one wicket obviously, but that was a big wicket, we got Root. We thought a couple of wickets together (in the last session) if we could patch it up and try and finish the day with four or five down, be nice, it would be nice to finish on six down actually.”Ashwin said that the dismissal of Joe Root was a well-planned one, something on which he had worked a lot. (Also read: Keaton Jennings 19th Englishman to slam hundred on Test debut)”I must say, I reworked that dismissal in my head, because he has got out a lot of times in the slips. In the last three Test matches, we have played, he nicked one in Vizag, I thought he nicked one and it was reviewed over and turned over. But he has got a tendency to nick spinners to the slip cordon. I saw him nick Dane Peidt in South Africa. He has done it quite a few times to Nathon Lyon (Australia) as well.””So I was just imagining. On the first day first day, this is one of the wickets out of the 4 Tests matches, where actually edges do carry to slips, so I was just mentally working it over and it happened,” the satisfaction was palpable.The vital drop was by Karun Nair at gully when centurion Keaton Jennings was yet to get off the mark was a costly one but Ashwin did not want to be too harsh on the fielders.”We can’t be hard on those catches. I though those were less than 50-50. We will have to give it to them. Yes we have put down a few catches including me during the series, but I think those cannot really count on (our) chances.”He praised Jennings and said the player looked a very promising prospect.”Obviously, a debut century is special for him. I thought I had a weird feeling when that one at gully popped over Karun that he might have a good day because he had a great season for Durham. He just continued from where he left off, I guess, He has got a good tight defence, looks a very good player.” (Also read: Mumbai Test: Keaton Jennings repeats Alastair Cook’s feat after a decade)Ashwin also thought the team missed one of their main bowlers Mohammed Shami whose dodgy knee kept him out of the game.”Shami has been one of those go-to bowlers for us to try and break partnerships and also close out the innings. He is been fabulous over the last year and he is someone who we definitely missed, I thought if he was around maybe we could have ended up snapping one or two wickets, but that’s how the game goes.”advertisementThe spinner said that he had no clue that he had surpassed Javagal Srinath’s tally of Test wickets.”Honestly, that’s the first time I am hearing. I was not aware of that record,” said the off-spinner on being asked about going past Javagal Srinath’s wicket-taking mark. He was one of the champion bowlers for India. It was on my radar when I started playing cricket and I am lucky.”last_img read more

Koeman: I hope I’m in Klopp’s good books!

first_imgNetherlands boss Ronald Koeman has joked that he hopes Liverpool counterpart Jurgen Klopp was happy with his decision to rest Georginio Wijnaldum in midweek.Oranje played out a 1-1 friendly draw with Belgium on Tuesday, with the Liverpool ace, who had impressed so much in the Nations League win over Germany three days earlier, left on the sidelines.Koeman believes that will have delighted Klopp, who has taken issue with UEFA over the introduction of the Nations League in an already packed fixture calendar. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Speaking last week, the Reds boss, who branded the competition “senseless”, said: “You have to call the manager of any country and say: ‘Can you leave players out?’ and he says: ‘I am under pressure as well.’”Koeman, who saw Virgil van Dijk return to Anfield prematurely, joked to Sky Sports in response: “Maybe Mr Klopp is now very happy, and that’s okay. I hope I am back in the good books!”After missing out on Russia 2018 in the summer, Koeman has successfully stabilised what was once an ailing Netherlands side, and though he is pleased with the progress that has been made, he is aware there is still much to be done.“We know it is long way back, but we have seen a real improvement in the team. We started against Germany and got a really good win against a big opponent,” he said.“It is all about the final result. If you play France away, and don’t have that final result then it is always difficult. One way to improve is to show what we can do and play good football, but the most important is to have a good result.“We beat Portugal, we lost 2-1 to France, we played Belgium and drew 1-1, we won against Germany and we got a draw away against Italy – these are not the easiest of matches. We are in a good way and I am really proud of the team.While the Netherlands are no in action until next month, when they will face France and Germany in their final two Nations League matches, Liverpool are back in action on Saturday, when they travel to Huddersfield in Premier League action. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

Rohit, Shami return; Pant, Raina on standby for CT squad

first_img(Eds: updating with details, quotes, correcting headline) New Delhi, May 8 (PTI) Defending champions India today opted for the tried and tested in their Champions Trophy cricket squad with fit-again Rohit Sharma and Mohammed Shami returning to the side. Karnataka batsman Manish Pandey pipped young chinaman Kuldeep Yadav as the 15th member of the touring party. Rohit, who has recovered from a thigh injury, made a comeback as selectors gave due weightage to his round the year performance. Shami is making a comeback to the 50-over squad having last played an ODI during 2015 World Cup semi-final. Overall, the selection panel, headed by MSK Prasad, kept faith in the squad which defeated England in a home series earlier this year. India will play their opening match of the Champions Trophy, to be held in England, against arch-rivals Pakistan on June 4. The event itself will get underway on June 1. Pandey has made it as an extra batsman in the squad to be led by Virat Kohli. Prasad said the selectors seriously considered Kuldeep Yadav too before he was put on the standby list. “We definitely considered the name of Kuldeep. He would have been a surprise package but whether we would have played with two spinners is a question. Since Yuvraj (Singh) and Kedar (Jadhav) can bowl spin, he narrowly missed out,” Prasad explained after the selection committee meeting here. Some of the other names that were discussed seriously were keeper-batsmen Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Shardul Thakur and Suresh Raina. Along with Kuldeep, these four are also on the standby list. Prasad made it clear that even though IPL is a premier domestic tournament, the performance of players in the event cant be the sole criteria for selecting a squad for a 50-over tournament. “We respect IPL but in the longer format, we have to also consider the English conditions that we are playing in. Not just IPL but one needs to take into account the performance of last one year also in such a big tournament,” Prasad said. With no surprises in the team, Prasad said it was an easy team to pick as it has shaped up well in the last four months. “May be one place here and there. But this is the best side.” Veteran opener Gautam Gambhir, who has been performing well in the IPL, was not even discussed. “As of now, we have picked Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma as openers and Ajinkya Rahane is the back-up opener,” Prasad replied when asked about Gambhir. Premier off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who has skipped the IPL owing to a sports hernia injury, has been included in the squad. Explaining the decision, Prasad said Ashwins injury was not that serious and he merely required some rest. “The injury was not serious. The franchise was magnanimous enough to listen to our request to rest him. Rest is what Ashwin required as the last game that India played, he was there. That shows he is fit and not like others who are getting rehabilitated after surgery,” Prasad said. When asked if Ashwins form in limited overs cricket, which has been dodgy for some time, came up for discussion when Kuldeeps name cropped up:”Kuldeeps name was discussed because of his quality more than anything else.” Asked if Virat Kohli or Ravindra Jadeja needed some rest from the IPL, Prasad responded in the negative. “Virat didnt play the last Test and also the first few matches in IPL. The more he plays, it is better for him. We have also given Jadeja a break. (But) considering how fit he is, it wasnt a problem,” he said. Mahendra Singh Dhoni remained Indias first choice wicketkeeper. Squad: Virat Kohli (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Yuvraj Singh, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar. StandBy: Kuldeep Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Shardul Thakur, Suresh Raina. Administrative Manager: Kapil Malhotra (Cricket Club of India). PTI KHS PM CMadvertisementlast_img read more

Virat Kohli gives his award away to a fan after Royal Challengers Bangalore end IPL 2017 campaign

first_imgVirat Kohli had a disappointing campaign in the IPL this year and he might have lost his cool more often than not all summer over Royal Challengers Bangalore’s soppy performances but he signed off with a really cool gesture at the Feroz Shah Kotla.Kohli, an out-and-out Delhi boy, was playing on his home turf against the home team, Delhi Daredevils. But the RCB skipper was a clear crowd favourite. The near-packed Kotla cheered every time Kohli found the fence in a gritty knock of 58 (on a rather tricky T20 pitch) and every time the ball went to him on the field.Despite another heroic effort by Rishabh Pant and a brisk cameo by Mohammed Shami, RCB somehow prevailed to defend a par total to finish a dismal season with a semblance of dignity.Kohli had stressed on the need for his players to enjoy themselves after bowing out of the IPL last week. On Sunday, the Royal Challengers, last year’s runners-ups, certainly did enjoy themselves.The star-studded side finished last on the points table and Kohli was named “stylish player of the match”. The 28-year-old was then seen, in a video that has now gone viral, jumping over the advertisement hoardings and gesturing towards a fan in the stands. He then hurled his trophy at the lucky fan before walking back to resume his position near the presentation dias.Kohli has been the most widely followed Indian cricketer since Sachin Tendulkar retired in 2013. He was in superb form in IPL 2016, hammering 973 runs and four hundreds, a record for any single season.advertisementHis next assignment with India is the ICC Champions Trophy which starts in June.last_img read more

Jeep used in Rajinis movie to be displayed in auto museum

first_imgChennai, May 30(PTI): The jeep currently being used by Tamil superstar Rajinikanth for his upcoming flick Kaala Karikalan would find its way to an auto museum proposed to be set up by diversified business conglomerate Mahindra Group, in Mumbai.The 67-year-old actor is currently in Mumbai shooting for the film Kaala Karikalan(Kaala), produced by Wunderbar Films, promoted by the Rajinikanths son-in-law Dhanush.The films title and the first photographs were recently shared by Dhanush on social networking sites.In one of the pictures, Rajinikanth is seen casually dressed sporting a sunglass and sitting on top of a Mahindra Thar jeep.Mahindra Group Chairman, Anand Mahindra and a prominent industrialist, in a tweet expressed his desire to use the car in the proposed auto museum to be set up by the Group.”When the legend @superstarrajini uses a car as a throne, it becomes a legend..#Thar,” Mahindra said in a series of tweets.”Whoever knows the whereabouts of the #Thar used for this shoot please let us know.. Id like to acquire it for our company auto museum,” he said.Responding to the tweet by Mahindra, Dhanush said he would ensure that the car reaches him upon completion of the film shoot.”Thank you so much sir!!! The vehicle is being used by the superstar for shoot currently. Once completed will ensure it reaches you:)” Dhanush tweeted.Reacting to the Dhanushs tweet, Mahindra said, “Fantastic.. Or maybe I should say-Wunderbar! Appreciate the response @dhanushkraja Good luck to you and the team.”advertisementTo a query made by a follower, Mahindra said the museum concept was being planned and cars were curated.”Its being planned. Cars being curated. Will most be in Kandivli, Mumbai”, Mahindra said.On the comments made by a follower that the photograph might be photoshopped, Mahindra said, “The car that was photoshopped is still a collectors item!.” PTI VIJ ROHlast_img read more

Germany sees FIFA Confederations Cup as test for young players

first_imgGermany’s Confederations Cup target is not so much the title as it is to develop young players with an eye on next year’s World Cup in Russia, team manager Oliver Bierhoff said on Friday.Germany, who have sent a second string team to the tournament starting on Saturday, were more interested in seeing their young squad play freely, Bierhoff told reporters in Sochi, Russia, a day after the world champions’ arrival.”On a sporting level it is an important tournament where we can measure ourselves with other teams,” Bierhoff said. “The most important thing for us is to develop the players.”He said he would like to see the young team gradually come together and deliver several candidates for next year’s squad that will defend their 2014 World Cup title in Russia.Coach Joachim Loew has brought half a dozen newcomers into the team, resting several of his stalwarts including Manuel Neuer, Mesut Ozil, Marco Reus and Mats Hummels among others to have them fit for next year’s tournament.”The competition will be extremely valuable for the development of the team and each individual player,” Bierhoff said.”We represent German football here. That is not only the 20 world champions but also others who have since joined us and we want to deliver a good performance.””The first priority is to develop the team and the second to win the title.”Germany kick off their Group B matches against Australia on June 19.last_img read more

Beech Beech Mein from Jab Harry Met Sejal out: Shah Rukh Khan-Anushka Sharma put on their dancing shoes

first_imgAfter the first song Radha became a chartbuster, another song from the Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma-starrer Jab Harry Met Sejal is out. Featuring Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma, the new song called Beech Beech Mein is a foot-tapping number that will definitely make you put on your dancing shoes.Shah Rukh Khan took to Twitter to share this new number with his fans.Groove with us on #BeechBeechMein full song! https://t.co/9xcK7OZsut@AnushkaSharma @ipritamofficial @redchilliesent @sonymusicindia- Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) July 3, 2017Shah Rukh looks absolutely steamy in a black leather jacket, while Anushka israising the mercury in a golden and black sequined skirt-topcombo.SRK’s home production, Red Chillies Entertainment, shared two shimmering stills from the new song. Both, Shah Rukh and Anushka look gorgeous dancing away to their heart’s content in a nightclub.Monday will no longer be boring…#BeechBeechMein releasing today. Stay tuned. #JabHarryMetSejal #Aug4 pic.twitter.com/GS3RYVSPy1- redchillies.color (@color_rcvfx) July 3, 2017Keep your dancing shoes ready! Because Harry and Sejal will make you wanna ?????ºwith #BeechBeechMein @iamsrk @AnushkaSharma pic.twitter.com/eqaOdanUUK- Red Chillies Ent (@RedChilliesEnt) July 3, 2017In another still, Shah Rukh is stealing all the thunder with his signature charm. The 51-year-old actor, sporting a white T-shirt and holding a mic, will make you go gaga over the picture. Anushka looks vivacious as ever in the picture.For those happy moments?& relationships?which r fun cos they r not complete?sort of #BeechBeechMein Tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/dPzDTYlrMladvertisement- Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) July 2, 2017Directed by Imtiaz Ali, Jab Harry Met Sejal features SRK playing a tourist guide, Harinder Singh Nehra, while Anushka plays a Gujarati girl, Sejal Parikh. The film, which will release on August 4, is the third collaboration between Shah Rukh and Anushka after Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi and Jab Tak Hai Jaan.ALSO READ | Jab Harry Met Sejal mini trail 5: SRK-Anushka are searching for the missing ring ALSO READ | Shah Rukh Khan opens up on Jab Harry Met Sejal censor trouble ALSO WATCH | Shah Rukh Khan remains the undisputed King of Bollywood at 51last_img read more

Xiaomi Redmi 4 Flash Sale today at 12pm on Amazon India and Mi.com

first_imgXiaomi Redmi 4 will be available for purchase today at 12pm via flash sale on Amazon India and Mi.com. Xiaomi launched the Redmi 4 this year in May. The phone comes in three storage variants- the one with 2GB RAM and 16GB memory costs Rs 6,999, the other with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage costs Rs 8,999 and lastly 4GB RAM and 64 GB memory is priced at Rs 10,999.Amazon India is offering up to 30GB additional Jio 4G data along with the 12-months free subscription to Hungama Music and 3-months free subscription to Hungama Play on the purchase of the phone. Further, the e-commerce giant is giving Rs 200 promotion credits on Kindle. There are also original Mi cases, Mi headphones, priced at Rs 349 and Rs 559 respectively on the site.  Meanwhile, buyers shopping from Mi.com will find different offers with Redmi 4. The company is offering a 12-month’s free subscription to Hungama Music and 10 per cent SuperCash for MobiKwik users.Xioami Redmi 4 was first unveiled in China in February and in May it reached the Indian shores. The company has partnered with Amazon for its exclusive sale .Also Read: Xiaomi Redmi 4 review: Redmi 3S Prime HD remasterThe Redmi 4 is powered by the Snapdragon 435 SoC in India and runs MIUI 8 based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. The smartphone features a metal unibody design and gives a tough fight to phones like Yureka Black, Lenovo K6 Power and several of Xiaomi phones itself like the Redmi Note 4 and Redmi 4A.The Redmi 4 sports a  5-inch HD 2.5D curved glass display with a resolution of 720×1280 pixels. As mentioned earlier, the phone is available in three storage variants- 2GB, 3GB and 4GB RAM. The memory is expandable up to 128GB via microSD card. The smartphone is backed by a 4100mAh battery.advertisementThe Redmi 4 sports a13MP rear camera with PDAF, f2.0 aperture and LED flash. On the front sits a 5MP camera with f2.2 aperture.  The phone comes with infrared sensor and the connectivity options include 4G VoLTE support, Bluetooth v4.1, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS/ A-GPS, Micro-USB with OTG,  and 3.5mm audio jack.last_img read more

UK govt opposes use of phrase pregnant woman

first_imgBy Aditi KhannaLondon, Oct 22 (PTI) The UK government is opposed to the use of the phrase “pregnant woman” because it could be perceived as excluding transgender people who have also given birth.The statement comes in Britains official submission on proposed amendments to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, to which the UK has been a signatory since 1976.The UN treaty says a “pregnant woman” must be protected, including not being subject to the death penalty.In the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) submission, Britain opposes the term “pregnant woman” because it may “exclude transgender people who have given birth”.The suggested term is “pregnant people”, the Sunday Times reported.”We requested that the UN human rights committee made it clear that the same right [to life for pregnant women] extends to pregnant transgender people,” an FCO statement said.The UN covenant is part of the International Bill of Human Rights. It undergoes periodic revision, with the latest UK submission part of the revising process.But a feminist author has branded the move as anti-women. ?This isnt inclusion. This is making women unmentionable. Having a female body and knowing what that means for reproduction doesnt make you exclusionary. Forcing us to decorously scrub out any reference to our sex on pain of being called bigots is an insult,” said Sarah Ditum.The latest development follows a revelation by the newspaper last week that the UKs Office of National Statistics (ONS) has suggested making the sex question in the next census voluntary because it “discriminates” against trans people.advertisementThat proposal had also triggered protests from feminist authors.Prime Minister Theresa May had announced last week that her government plans to go ahead with a consultation on changes to the countrys Gender Recognition Act, allowing people to “self-certify” their gender.Critics have warned biological men will get the legal right to access womens hospital wards, prisons, lavatories, changing rooms and competitive sports simply by declaring they are female. PTI AK KUNlast_img read more

(CHILDRENS DAY SPECIAL)

first_imgSlumdog achievers make neighbourhoods safer for kids in MumbaiBy Gaurav Saini(With pix)Mumbai, Nov 12 (PTI) Fifteen-year-old Sandhya Kamlesh Sahu is a persuasive communicator and she has put this skill to use for turning things around in Shivaji Nagar, a slum with dark, narrow lanes and open grounds – hotspots for sexual harassment and substance abuse.The Class 9 student has her hands clasped behind her back when she shows people around. Almost like a professional, she methodically throws light on issues the children in the area are grappling with. And, it is not too long that you realise the girl is even a better doer.Sahu is part of the “Safe Communities for Mumbai project”, a programme by UNICEF India for protecting children in the most disadvantaged areas of the city.UNICEF has partnered with NGOs in Mumbai to implement the project.Sahu has been working with one of the NGOs, Committed Communities Development Trust (CCDT) since she was 9.Standing in a lane, Sahu and her friends, aged between 9 and 16, engage in an animated discussion about alcohol and drug abuse among adolescents, the need for clean toilets with latches and well-lit roads. Their didis (project coordinators) pitch in and share ideas to make their neighbourhood more child-friendly.”Its been six years with the CCTD… My friends and I have resolved to make everyone … at least here … aware of child labour, sexual harassment, their rights and drug abuse. We try to convince families that education is the most important thing for the development of their children,” she says.advertisement”With the help of didis, we have made rapid strides in making the area safer for children, with focus on removing disparities in education and opportunities,” she says.According to Sahu, her group of 5-6 girls had a year ago conducted a mapping exercise to identify public places where adolescents and adults take drugs and alcohol.”Girls and women faced harassment at the hands of such men… We carried out the exercise and approached the local corporator, who helped in setting up a police beat chowki. Policemen patrol the area now,” she says.Sahu and her friends turned a “hotspot for alcohol and drug addicts” into a playing ground, residents of the area say.The ground, as big as a football field, has a kabaddi arena and a basketball court.The girls identified safe and unsafe zones and pinned them on maps, which were put up at several places for the public to see.Sahu and her friends, project coordinators Prajakta and Kalpana claim, stopped marriages of two children in the locality.Asked how she joined the effort, she says, “The corporators cannot visit every area, so people have to do their bit and local authorities listen to children. We are getting our voices heard.””Who will fight for the rights of children if they themselves do not,” she asks.Sahu, who is also part of a community child protection community (CCPC), comprising adults and representatives of children, says community-based action is essential for achieving desired results.”Two such communities have been formed to create a protective environment for children in Shivaji Nagar. Members of the CCPC provide training on a range of issues including child rights, sexual abuse, and related laws,” said Anil Mavlankar and Saroj Thakur, who are part of one such group.Gulabsha (17), a Class 10 student, is spearheading the campaign in a slum in Aarey Colony of Goregaon.The girl and her mother, Tahira Khan, lives in a tiny rented house which can barely accommodate another person. The landlord has asked them to move out of the property by the end of the year.While the deadline for finding another house is weighing heavily on the mothers mind, the teenager is more worried about the “safety of girls her age in the neighbourhood”.”Down and out, I had dropped out of school. I had given up. But when I joined NGO Pratyek, I realised there are larger issues,” Gulabsha says.Pratyek is one of the NGOs leading the “Nine Is Mine” campaign, which calls on the government to spend 9 per cent of the gross domestic product on health and education to meet the United Nations sustainable development goals.The NGO provides training to children on their rights and a forum for them to engage with policymakers on related issues.As part of one such effort, Gulabsha met Indian-origin Canadian YouTube star Lilly Singh, who was in July appointed UNICEFs newest Global Goodwill Ambassador, in New Delhi.”My friends and I discussed with Lilly Singh findings of a survey conducted in Maharashtra on child safety, child labour, girl education and domestic violence.advertisement”We are working together to ensure every child gets basic health care and quality education as their on-negotiable right,” she says.Asked what would she do first if she becomes Maharashtra chief minister for one day, Gulabsha says she will give her all to ensure 9 per cent of the state domestic product is spent on health and education of children.”I will work to remove disparities among children in urban areas and make big cities like Mumbai liveable and safe for them,” she says.A UNICEF statement said in the run-up to Childrens Day, “children from around the world will be taking over key roles in media, politics, business, sports, and entertainment to voice their support for millions of their peers who are unschooled, unprotected and uprooted”. 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Hockey players satisfied with improved facilities at Senior Men’s Nationals in Imphal

first_imgThe hockey players participating at the at the Hockey India Senior Men’s National Championships in Imphal are now living under better conditions after their initial complaint regarding basic amenities.The players said they had no beds to sleep and the washrooms, with water leakage, were drowned in water.Because of the non-availability of beds, the players were seen sleeping on mattresses on the floor. The players also complained that they have not been provided with blankets.A day later, many players complained that they were falling sick because they did not have blankets despite it being very cold.WATCH FULL VIDEOIt now seems that the authorities have worked out the problems and the players are now satisfied with the facilities provided to them.The players have now got two mattresses per player, heaters, proper blankets and the toilets provided to them are also being kept clean.Manipur’s Hockey Association has rectified the issues and are even setting up proper food menu, including vegetarian and non-vegetarian after players complained that they were getting one piece of bread per plate and that too cold.Akshay, a player from Delhi told ANI, “It was a bit difficult to adjust on day one, but it takes time to adjust to a place at first. Now everything seems alright. When we arrived there were fewer numbers of mattresses, now they have carpeted the floor and extra mattresses and blankets have been provided. There are geysers and room heaters as well and mineral water is there for drinking. Now the facilities being provided are satisfactory”.advertisementHe added that the Manipur Hockey authority is taking good care in terms of sanitation and food is also freshly served.Elena Norman, the CEO of Hockey India, said that the needs and necessities of the players has been put on priority and she believed that the players were satisfied now.”We have been here for a couple of days now. The state association and the state government have worked very hard to address some of the concerns of the players. I believe now that the players are quite satisfied with what is being provided to them. I hope if anything else comes up, they will address that to us directly and we will help them to rectify it. Some of the concerns from the players were obviously food which I believe is totally being taken care of now. Everyone is quite happy with the food,” Norman asserted.Earlier, India Today had spoken to Indian hockey great MK Kaushik, he had said that now facilities are usually very good for the hockey players but Hockey India need to delve better when it comes to juniors and nationals.”Now hockey is doing very well and everything is organised well but for the tournaments for kids and upcoming players, they still need to look at the facilities,” MK Kaushik said.”Nationals are very important for selection processes and mostly senior boys play in B division of Nationals and so, I think the facilities have to be checked before and allot someone. I think in the future Elena will take care of this. They have done a good job sending her and I think this will not happen in the future.”(With inputs from ANI)last_img read more

India in South Africa: Wounded India aim to bounce back in Centurion

first_imgPride will be at stake for India when they take on South Africa in the second Test at the SuperSport Park, Centurion starting Saturday. India, who after nine successive Test series triumphs, face litmus Test after going down by 72 runs in the first Test at Cape Town earlier this week.While the Indian pacers are expected to exploit the conditions at the SuperSport Park once again after grabbing 17 wickets at a lively Newlands pitch, the focus will be on India’s top five batsmen, who combined to put on board only 130 in both the innings.Bounce, seam and swing were all there to see at Newlands and SuperSport Park is expected to be no less lively. South Africa have not lost at this venue since 2014.South Africa head coach Otis Gibson has already expressed his desire to stick with a four-pronged pace attack. The hosts went into the Newlands Test with their strongest quartet of seamers — Dale Steyn, Vernon Philander, Morne Morkel and Kagiso Rabada. Veteran Steyn injured his left heel midway through the match and has been sidelined for up to six weeks.One of all-rounders Chris Morris and Andile Phehlukwayo is most likely to be included in place of Steyn to strengthen their batting which din’t perform on expected lines.Rookie pacers Duanne Olivier and Lungi Ngidi have been added to the squad and skipper Faf du Plessis may be lured into fielding either of them. Keshav Maharaj will be the lone spinner in the team.To stand up to the pacers, Indian batsmen have a lot of areas to improve upon. The conditions are far different from that of the sub-continent and India didn’t even play a warm-up game prior to the first Test.advertisementHaving experienced the conditions in the first Test, the Indian batsmen will be hopeful of giving a better account of themselves.Some of them played reckless shots — which would have worked on a slow pitch — in the first Test and coming into the second game, they would have got a measure of the task ahead.India’s team is full of stroke-makers like Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Hardik Pandya. Their attitude of dominating the bowlers with a flurry of strokes will not work. Instead they must harness the art of controlling the pace quartet. They must curtail their habit of going after the deliveries.Calls for the inclusion of Ajinkya Rahane, known for his quiet approach, instead of fellow Mumbaikar Rohit Sharma have grown over the few days. It will not be a surprise if one of Dhawan or Rohit sit out, while Karnataka right-hander Lokesh Rahul — a stroke-maker but with a judicious batting approach — may find himself in the openers’ slot.Though the less flamboyant ones, Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara also failed, they are trusted to in these conditions, especially the dogged Saurashtra right-hander.If Kohli wins the toss, opting to bowl will be an obvious option. Doing so will not only shield the batsmen from the early onslaught of the hosts’ pacemen but also allow the visiting bowlers to run into the opposition with full steam.last_img read more

Education sector is harmed by lack of accountability, says UNESCO report

first_imgAccording to UNESCO reports, the lack of accountability in the education sector is jeopardizing the progress in the area. It recommends that government  should adopt mechanisms to fix responsibility.The report from UNESCO was named as Global Education Monitoring (GEM) report which drew attention to the damage in education sector  by lack of accountability.”Millions of children not going to school and many not achieving minimum proficiency levels at school indicate that education systems are not on track” said Shigeru Aoyagi, Director and UNESCO representative to PTI.The 2017/8 Global Education Monitoring (GEM) report:The 2017/8 GEM Report evaluates the role of accountability in global education systems regarding achievement of the vision of UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4: ensuring inclusive, equitable and good-quality education and lifelong learning for allIt was launched on Monday and highlighted the responsibility of all education stakeholders, primarily government, to provide universal quality educationIt emphasized that accountability is indispensable in achieving the sustainable development goals (SDGs)The report provides clear evidence on accountability tools that are working and those that are notAccording to the report, disproportionate blame on any one actor for systemic educational problems can have serious negative side effects, widening inequality and damaging learningRecommendations made in the report:Creating an accountability system for schools and teachers that is supportive, avoiding punitive mechanisms especially those based on narrow performance measuresAllowing democratic participationRespecting media freedom to scrutinize education and setting up independent institutions to handle complaintsDeveloping credible and efficient regulations with associated sanctions for all education providers that ensure non-discrimination and the quality of education and making the right to education justifiable.Read: Supreme Court directs UP to promote mainstream education for specially abled childrenadvertisementRead: Sports enthusiasts in schools to get financial aid by Delhi governmentFor more updates, follow India Today Education or you can write to us at education.intoday@gmail.comlast_img read more

NFL Features Rematches: Colts-Patriots, Packers-Seahawks

first_imgYou again.Not that the Patriots and Seahawks are likely to mind seeing who has joined them in the NFL’s conference championships. Remember, New England routed Indianapolis 42-20 and Seattle romped over Green Bay 36-16 to open the season.Rematches at the final step to reaching the Super Bowl have been common recently. In the AFC, from 2009-14, only in 2011 was the conference championship not a repeat meeting. In the NFC, it happened in 2010, 2011, 2013 and this season.Twice in the NFC, intradivision matchups meant a third game between rivals: 2010 when Green Bay won at Chicago, and 2013, when Seattle beat San Francisco.Not one of the others has involved teams from the same division. Excluding 2014 — if you know now who is going to win next Sunday, please clue us in — in those rematches, the regular-season winner also won the AFC playoff game only once: Baltimore over New England in 2012.In the NFC, the Giants lost to the 49ers during the regular schedule, but beat them in overtime in the conference title match.Rematches are a double-edged sword. The victor in the first meeting has the confidence of already owning a win and the knowledge that more than enough worked during that regular-season game to handle the opponent. The loser has the revenge factor — and maybe a touch more motivation.“I’d like to think I’m a better quarterback and we’re a better team and more well-equipped to handle the unknown and the unforeseen,” Colts QB Andrew Luck said.“I think we’ve got a bunch of good football players, and a chance to go up New England and play them and get another crack at it is awesome. We’ll make sure to take full advantage of it and do what we can.”The Colts did plenty on Sunday in dominating Denver, avenging their opening loss of 2014. They also saw the Patriots struggle, twice falling into 14-point holes before rallying to defeat Baltimore on Saturday.As Patriots coach Bill Belichick noted, dryly of course: “I don’t think that’s a formula to win a lot of playoff games. They’re a tough group and they never give up, no matter what the situation is.”The upcoming situation is simply this: Luck and the Colts have the look of a rising power after two highly impressive postseason performances. New England showed some vulnerability that Luck, who led the NFL with 40 TD passes, and a rapidly improving defense just might be able to take advantage of.Of course, after vanquishing Peyton Manning and the Broncos, Indy gets Tom Brady, the most accomplished postseason quarterback of his era.“That’s how it works in the playoffs,” safety Mike Adams says. “Everybody we play is top-tier. Everybody we play is big time. We got to step our game up and be ready.”Even more intriguing might be the NFC matchup.Seattle was on a, well, Super high for the season’s traditional kickoff game, and the defending NFL champs dismantled Green Bay. Then the Seahawks went into a funk and, at one point were 3-3.They are now 13-4 and have that mean, hungry, determined, versatile and, yes, invincible air about them.“Guys are playing selfless. There aren’t any egos, there aren’t any agendas, and guys just want to do whatever it takes to win,” All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman said.“If that means making a tackle, then make the tackle; if that means catching the football, we’re going to catch the football. Guys are playing for one another, they don’t care about stats, nor do they care about anything else.”Sounds a lot like Green Bay, which displayed the resilience of a championship contender in its scintillating comeback victory against Dallas at Lambeau Field. An ailing All-Pro QB Aaron Rodgers, still battling an aching calf, got everyone involved, including two rookie targets who scored touchdowns in the second half.Just like the Seahawks, the Packers are vastly improved from midseason.And equally as hungry.“Looking forward to going back up to Seattle,” coach Mike McCarthy says, “and looking forward to winning the NFC championship.”BARRY WILNER, AP Pro Football Writer___TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

The Write Stuff: Crafting a DNA Statement

first_imgA “DNA statement” is the most compact description you can create for a device or product that mentions or implies everything of substance.The DNA in the docs Manuals, brochures, and the like invariably begin with some introductory statement. A variety of labels are used for this: Introduction, Overview, Summary, Abstract, etc. No matter what you call them, however, your first words are literally your starting point, and they are often the hardest.When tackling a new manual, I go through an exercise I call “Crafting a DNA statement.” In the same way that a single strand of DNA encapsulates all the information needed to grow a complete organism, a DNA statement attempts to capture a description with enough substance to extrapolate most or all of the material that follows.(Source: Grey Flannel Graphics) Two considerations motivate this approach: (1) How do I know I have everything ? and (2) Is it organized in such a way as to be understood by the greatest number of people? This is where thinking in terms of DNA is helpful. The tightest narrative possible that still contains all the necessary threads of a topic represents a kind of blueprint. It provides a guide to expanding a topic and filling it out in a way that is logical and comprehensive. From the little acorn grows the mighty oak.See if you agree with my attempt to craft a DNA statement for a potential product as follows:Aladdin’s Flying Carpet, Model III Aladdin’s Flying Carpet, Model III (“the carpet”) is a personal transportation device that flies. Modeled after the fabled flying carpet, the Model III offers unprecedented flexibility and complete safety. The carpet can carry one or two adults at speeds of up to 30 miles per hour over virtually any terrain or distance. No skill is needed to operate the carpet. Piloted automatically by advanced computer and navigation technologies, the carpet responds to voice commands and will deliver its passengers to any specified destination or coordinates.The carpet is the product of several recent advances in materials. It gets its lift from a flexible nano-hexalifter (ion propelled) base material, which is wedded to a dielectric elastomer “carpet” that “molds” to the occupants, thereby holding them securely. The carpet is powered by an array of ultra-low profile micro-fusion generators that are embedded in the fabric to distribute weight and balance evenly.Despite the complex nature and construction of the carpet, it remains compact and easy to handle. Weighing only 35 pounds, the carpet can be rolled up and fits easily in the trunk of a car or the average closet. The carpet is designed to last up to 15 years with average use and requires no additional fuel or service during its lifetime.Quite a mouthful The above description begins by putting the most defining characteristic first: it flies . It then tries to frame the product in recognizable terms: yes, it looks like the famous flying carpet. After that, it begins to address a host of obvious questions: How far? How fast? How many people? What does it take to operate?All of this begs the next obvious question: How does it work? The DNA introduces all major systems, describing such exotic components as a “nano-hexalifter” and “ultra-low profile micro-fusion generator” — whatever the heck those things are. This implies the need for several deep technical manuals that expand on each of these systems in detail.The statement then tries to anticipate the next set of concerns: With all those components, how does it feel? Is it big and bulky? What kind of fuel or service does it need? In addition to technical system docs, there will need to be a set of user-oriented materials: descriptions of the interface, command and navigation controls, safety and emergency information, plus handling and storage.A valuable exercise Crafting a good DNA statement is challenging, and will take some effort to get it right. It must be accurate as well, so you shouldn’t hesitate to re-visit it. If, later in the body of your material, something is revealed that’s not traceable to the DNA, you must go back and rework it. (For example, in the flying carpet, ion propulsion systems typically require high voltages. If it turns out some exotic superconductor/insulator power distribution is part of the system, it had better be mentioned in the DNA.)A DNA statement is meant to be compact yet complete. Here’s an example breakdown of one that’s only three sentences.Crafting a DNA statement is a very valuable exercise. It serves as a sort of blueprint for the rest of the document and provides clues for the development of further materials. It won’t address every issue, and most likely it will pose many questions, but a good DNA statement helps insure that they’re all good questions. Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must Register or Login to post a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. September 17, 2018 at 8:56 am 1 thought on “The Write Stuff: Crafting a DNA Statement” Continue Reading Previous Auto industry risks slide to software duopolyNext Sorting out the ugly details of IoT security “Just at a single glance, users should already know what the product in their hand does. This is what a DNA statement should be able to achieve. It would not make much sense for readers being needed to explore the device further just to find out more even nathandavidson says: Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Log in to Reply last_img read more

Analog Devices: 35V hot swappable supercapacitor backup power controller

first_imgAnalog Devices announces the Power by Linear LTC3351, a supercapacitor charger and backup power controller IC that includes hot swap front-end protection and all the features necessary to provide a complete, standalone capacitor-based backup power solution. The LTC3351’s integrated hot swap controller and circuit breaker use N-channel MOSFETS to provide a low loss power path from the input to the output, plus foldback current limiting to reduce inrush current. The device enables reliable short term uninterrupted power in the event of a main power failure for applications such as solid-state drives and nonvolatile dual in-line memory modules (NVDIMMs) data backup, power fail alarms in medical and industrial applications and “dying gasp” power fail indicators. The LTC3351 provides PowerPath control, capacitor stack charging and balancing, protection and capacitor health monitoring. Other applications include high current 12V ride-through supplies and short term uninterruptible power supplies for servers, mass storage and high availability systems.The LTC3351 features a 4.5 to 35V input voltage range and over 10A of charge/backup current capability.  The device also provides balancing and overvoltage protection for a series stack of one to four supercapacitors. The LTC3351’s synchronous step-down controller enables constant current/constant voltage charging of the capacitor stack at up to 5V per cell. In backup mode, the step-down converter runs in reverse as a synchronous step-up DC/DC to deliver power from the supercapacitor stack to the system supply to be backed up. The hot swap controller provides programmable UV/OV thresholds, PCIe compatible start-up timing and a precision threshold /RETRY input.The LTC3351 includes an accurate 16-bit ADC which continuously monitors input and output voltage and current. In addition, the internal measurement system monitors parameters associated with the backup capacitors themselves, including capacitor stack voltage, capacitance and stack ESR (equivalent series resistance) to ensure adequate energy storage and power delivery during backup.  By monitoring the actual capacitance of the backup supercapacitors, the LTC3351 provides longer capacitor life by enabling the system to set the capacitor voltage to a minimum value while ensuring the required backup energy is maintained.  All system parameters and fault status can be monitored via a 2-wire I2C interface, and alarm levels can be set to alert the system to a sudden change in any of these measured parameters.The LTC3351 is available in a thermally enhanced 44-lead, low profile (0.75mm) 4 x 7mm QFN package. The device operates over a –40 to 125°C junction temperature range and is available from stock.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components Continue Reading Previous Wibu-Systems and Winbond to highlight trusted computing at Embedded WorldNext TI introduces educational robot TI-Innovator Roverlast_img read more

Avnet Silica solutions targeting key application sectors on show at Embedded World

first_imgAvnet Silica will be exhibiting at Embedded World 2018 and showcases a wide range of innovative solutions that target key markets including the Internet of Things, connectivity, security and embedded vision. Avnet Silica will use its 250sqm booth to host demo and application solution areas, including more than 60 demonstrations of boards and tools across six demo-stations. These stations will include advanced technologies and products in the areas of: data acquisition; control; Microsoft solutions; connectivity, safety and security; embedded software and services; and storage. As well as the demo-stations, the Avnet Silica solutions area will showcase demos that address a range of challenges encountered by system design engineers and developers, including edge-to-enterprise IoT solutions, connectivity, security, embedded vision, and datacoms.Special focus will also be provided on key technologies for the development of IoT products and systems. For example, the new Avnet Silica NB-IoT sensor shield will be on display: the board is Arduino compatible and enables connectivity via NB-IoT and LTE-Cat.M1, the latest LTE cellular based narrowband standards that have been developed for IoT applications. In addition, there will be demo solutions on the company’s highly scalable cloud-based IoTConnect software platform, which uses Microsoft’s enterprise-grade Azure hybrid cloud computing service. Applications that will be showcased on the booth include ‘smart factory’, ‘smart asset monitoring’ and ‘smart connected worker’ solutions.Another major highlight is a demonstration of the Microsoft HoloLens, the first self-contained holographic computer that comes in the form of a pair of augmented/mixed-reality smartglasses. Enabling users to engage with digital content and to interact with holograms, the system is being used to show its capabilities in an industrial fill-level control system application that includes sensors and actuators.The company will also be co-exhibiting in conjunction with Avnet Abacus and Farnell Element 14. Avnet Abacus will be using the show to present its advanced sensor, power and connectivity solutions for the IoT including products and technologies from Omron, Panasonic, TE Connectivity and Varta. Farnell Element 14 will be focusing upon embedded technologies, connectivity and the IoT, with advanced solutions from market leaders including ST, TI, BeagleBoard.org, Raspberry Pi and BBC Micro:bit. A demo highlight is an end-to-end data-to-cloud solution based on the BeagleBone Black platform and a Linux-based cloud gateway for long-range sensor data.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components Continue Reading Previous Microsemi: digital ceiling PoE switch compatible to any IEEE802.3af/at lighting fixtureNext Toshiba: Bluetooth 4.2 evaluation and prototyping platformlast_img read more

congatec: COM Express Type 6 module with AMD Ryzen embedded processors

first_img Continue Reading Previous ROHM develops sensor IC for high-speed heart rate measurementNext ECRIN launches remote Embedded modular computer myOPALE at embedded world congatec introduces the conga-TR4 COM Express Type 6 module based on the new AMD Ryzen Embedded V1000 processors. Setting a new benchmark for high-end embedded computer modules, AMD Ryzen Embedded V1000 processors deliver up to 3X more GPU performance than competitive solutions, and up to 2X increase in performance over previous generations. With a TDP that is scalable from 12W to 54W, congatec products based on these new processors can benefit from multiple performance leaps across the TDP range and enormous optimization potential with regards to size, weight, power and costs at high graphics performance.The new congatec COM Express basic modules are designed for the development of embedded computing systems with impressive graphics performance for applications such as medical imaging; professional broadcasting, infotainment and gambling; digital signage; control rooms and video surveillance; optical quality control; and 3D simulators. Other applications include smart robotics and autonomous vehicles that use deep learning to optimize their situational awareness.The new conga-TR4 high-performance modules with COM Express Type 6 pinout are based on the latest AMD Ryzen Embedded V1000 multi-core processors. These modules offer up to 52 per cent more processor performance, reaching up to 3.75 GHz. Thanks to symmetrical multiprocessing, they also provide particularly high parallel processing performance. They support up to 32GB energy-efficient and fast dual-channel DDR4 memory with up to 3200 MT/s and optional ECC for maximum data security.The new integrated AMD Radeon Vega graphics with up to 11 compute units marks the cutting edge of embedded graphics. It supports up to four independent displays with up to 4k UHD resolution and 10-bit HDR, as well as DirectX 12 and OpenGL 4.4 for 3D graphics. The integrated video engine enables hardware-accelerated streaming of HEVC (H.265) video in both directions. Thanks to HSA and OpenCL 2.0 support, deep learning workloads can be assigned to the GPU. In safety-critical applications, the integrated AMD Secure Processor helps with hardware-accelerated encryption and decryption of RSA, SHA and AES.The new conga-TR4 is also the first congatec COM Express Type 6 module to allow a complete USB-C implementation on the carrier board including USB 3.1 Gen 2 with 10 Gbit/s, Power Delivery and DisplayPort 1.4, for example to connect external touchscreens with a single cable. Further performance-oriented interfaces offered, includes 1x PEG 3.0 x8, 4x PCIe Gen 3 and 4x PCIe Gen 2, 3x USB 3.1 Gen 2, 1x USB 3.1 Gen 1, 8x USB 2.0, 2x SATA Gen 3, 1x Gbit Ethernet. I/Os for SD, SPI, LPC, I²C as well as 2x legacy UART from the CPU and High Definition Audio round off the range of interfaces.The supported operating systems include Linux, Yocto 2.0 and Microsoft Windows 10, or optionally Windows 7. congatec provides an extensive range of passive and active cooling solutions for workstation designs up to 54W performance, application-ready carrier boards as well as best practice carrier board layouts and circuit diagrams, e.g. for USB-C implementations, to help simplify the design-in of the modules. To bring new designs to market even faster, congatec also offers the development of custom carrier boards and module variants.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules last_img read more

RTI: connectivity software Connext 6 for healthcare and autonomous systems

first_imgAt embedded world 2019, Real-Time Innovations will focus on the newest product version of their connectivity software, Connext 6. It is specifically designed for highly autonomous systems with large volumes of data, such as autonomous cars and Healthcare systems.Connext 6 allows system architects to address key technical challenges in complex autonomous systems, including effective management of high-bandwidth sensor data, simple integration with standardized interfaces, and optimized security, including for safety-critical systems. New features are compatible and interoperable across RTI’s Connext product suite – Connext DDS Secure, Professional, Micro and Cert. Moreover, RTI’s connectivity software, based on the Data Distribution Service (DDS) standard, provides the ability to integrate OPC-UA into DDS systems, and run DDS with the emerging IEEE TSN set of standardsConnext 6 provides a data-centric, interoperable framework that supports all of the operating systems and processor families commonly used by OEMs and their suppliers. RTI’s software supports use of the DDS standard in both the Robotic Operating System (ROS2) and the AUTOSAR Adaptive Platform. The safety-certifiable version, Connext DDS Cert, meets the requirements of ISO 26262 ASIL-D, the automotive functional safety standard. Additionally, Connext 6 includes Connext DDS Secure, the first secure connectivity software designed for real-time control and autonomous applications.Connext 6 enables healthcare companies to streamline high-bandwidth data connectivity across complex systems, providing new capabilities for sensor fusion applications. Healthcare IoT systems involve transporting and analyzing unprecedented amounts of data in real time while maintaining the reliability and security of a medical-grade network. Connext DDS also provides support for confidentiality, integrity and access control as well as compliance with stringent safety-certification standards. With Connext 6, healthcare companies can efficiently develop next-generation medical systems.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software Continue Reading Previous Würth: small 1:N transformer, robust and versatile in useNext LDRA: functionally safe positioning with tool suitelast_img read more