Continue Reading Previous SINTRONES: ABOX-5000G1 features GPU computing with CUDA technologyNext MACOM: 400Gbps chipset for short reach optical connectivity applications ALLDAQ presents USB 3.0 isolators supporting the full USB 3.0 SuperSpeed data rate of 5 Gigabit/s. The new re-clocking technology guarantees a stable USB connection for all speeds. With it also USB 3.0 SuperSpeed devices can be electrically isolated from the host PC at full performance. The isolators can be universally used for electrical isolation of USB measurement instruments, to avoid ground loops in industry and automotive area as well as in professional studio and event technology e. g. for streaming of numerous audio tracks via USB audio interfaces.The USB isolators of the ADQ-USB 3.0-ISO series detects automatically, whether it is a SuperSpeed (5 Gbit/s), High-Speed (480 Mbit/s), Full-Speed (12 Mbit/s) or Low-Speed (1,5 Mbit/s) connection. The isolation voltage between PC and USB device is 1 kV (continuously) for the model ADQ-USB 3.0-ISO and 1.6 kV (< 60 s) for the model ADQ-USB 3.0-ISO-W. The ESD protection of the data lines is ensured by transient-voltage-suppression diodes up to ±15 kV according to IEC 61000-4-2. Without an external power supply the USB isolator can source 200 mA maximum at the device port. However, for most USB devices an external power supply is required providing 900 mA according to the USB 3.0 specification. The model ADQ-USB 3.0-ISO is sourced via an +5 V power adapter with a lockable 5.5 mm barrel connector (bayonet lock) for a safe power supply. Especially for industrial and automotive applications a version with wide range input from 10 to 36 VDC is provided. Here the power supply is fed via a 2-pin Phoenix type connector. The external power input is protected against reverse polarity and short-circuit proof. The ALLDAQ USB 3.0 isolators are supported under Windows, MAC OS and Linux.Due to the robust aluminium housing and an operating temperature from -20 to +70°C, the USB 3.0 isolator is also suitable for applications in harsh environments. With the ADQ-USB 3.0-ISO you can protect your computer and USB devices effectively against interference voltages and avoid ground loops. Typical applications are: electrical isolation between measurement instrument and PC, rejection of ripple pickup in studio technology, de-coupling of different ground potential in industrial control technology and protection against voltage peaks in automotive area.With the ALLDAQ USB 3.0 isolators a double-shielded USB 3.0 cable (USB 3.0-A male connector to USB 3.0-B male connector) and a short description are included. The devices are manufactured in Germany according to highest quality standards.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components
CUI’s Motion Group announced that its AMT21 series of absolute modular encoders has added models with multi-turn output capability. Offering 12 bits or 14 bits of absolute position information, the multi-turn AMT21 series implements a 14-bit signed number turns counter for applications rotating beyond 360 degrees. These features provide users with the ability to keep track of position even during power down conditions, while the turns counter can be maintained via a battery backup, eliminating the need for a homing sequence.Based on CUI’s patented capacitive ASIC technology, the AMT21 series is highly durable and accurate with resilience to the dirt, dust, and oil typically found in motion applications. Its high-speed RS-485 protocol for fast and low latency position data is accompanied by a low current draw of 8 mA at 5 V and a compact package with locking hub for ease of installation. Boasting accuracy of ±0.2 mechanical degrees, the AMT21 series further carries an operating temperature range from -40 to +105°C in either radial or axial orientations.The digital nature of the AMT21 series also allows users to configure the alignment via CUI’s AMT Viewpoint GUI or the encoder’s RS-485 protocol. Additionally, the digital interface of the AMT21 encoder can be used to set addresses for multiple encoders sharing the RS-485 bus.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components Continue Reading Previous HCC: fail-safe FTL for NAND to include deterministic operationNext Kontron: new platforms delivering power to fast-track autonomous in-vehicle designs
Infineon Technologies and NEXT Biometrics have joined together to develop a reference design for biometric payment cards. The reference platform incorporates all necessary elements to develop and manufacture a smart card with a fingerprint sensor and helps card makers to simplify their production processes and to shorten time-to-market for their offerings.The use of biometrics for second factor authentication is the next big thing in payment card innovation following signatures, embossing, magnetic stripe and secure chip technologies. Instead of entering a PIN or showing an ID, the card holder authenticates by using a fingerprint sensor embedded on the card. The fingerprint information is stored on the card’s secure element and not shared with any third party, thereby protecting the user’s privacy. Fingerprint authentication is faster and easier than standard PIN-based EMV transactions. It will also further reduce fraud, especially when multifunctional cards are deployed for personal social security payments.The biometric card reference design includes a biometric module, a secure element, an operating system with biometric and payment applets, as well as a recommended and proven pre-lamination and lamination method for manufacturing the card. This complete system solution enables secure biometric smart card payment with significantly reduced false rejection rates to below one percent. The false rejection rate is a convenience feature that measures how often the fingerprint of the authorized user is reliably recognized and not incorrectly rejected.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software Continue Reading Previous ST to highlight semiconductor solutions for smart industry and smart driving at electronicaNext SECO: COMs and SBCs on display at electronica
Wind River is working together with the Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks (CENGN) to create a public repository to host StarlingX resources as a reference for the open source community.StarlingX, as a source code–only project with no ISO or binary image available, has been challenging for interested developers to quickly get on board and meaningfully experiment. With this new public repository, visitors will soon be able to download an ISO image and gain access to the upstream components. Currently, developers can access CENGN’s mirror site for StarlingX, as well as check for updates about the repository. StarlingX is an open source project hosted by the OpenStack Foundation that provides cloud infrastructure software for demanding critical infrastructure applications and services to be deployed at the network edge. A key benefit of StarlingX is that it provides a complete edge cloud software stack comprised of many open source components.Launched in May of this year with initial code contributions from the Wind River Titanium Cloud virtualization platform, StarlingX has grown to more than 80 active contributors from the community. The StarlingX software platform provides virtualization infrastructure designed for the rigorous demands of critical infrastructure applications, such as telecom networks and industrial control.CENGN is contributing staff and equipment resources to host a mirror of key upstream StarlingX components that are required in the edge cloud stack. This new StarlingX repository will serve as the community-driven build and continuous integration process. Wind River is contributing staff resources and expertise to this environment. Together, CENGN and Wind River are collaborating with the community to deliver the mirror service to all Starling X users.CENGN is dedicated to accelerating the growth of the Canadian information and communications technology (ICT) sector. Through leading-edge technology infrastructure and expertise plus the creation of a globally recognized ecosystem of partners, CENGN helps small and medium enterprises overcome commercialization barriers and grow.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software Continue Reading Previous Arrow Electronics signs Hongfa for EMEANext Mouser Electronics and Sigfox announce global distribution agreement
Log in to Reply Continue Reading Previous Using DSPs for audio AI at the edgeNext Top IoT concerns: security, connectivity, and data Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Supply Chain Companies often don’t build security into their products from the start. Instead, they add on cryptographic algorithms and primitives to achieve confidentiality and authenticity properties, but this add-on approach makes the product a target of possible attacks.Attacks might include exploitable software bugs, the most common vulnerability, or hardware leaks, physical attacks, logical attacks and remote and localized attacks. Newly identified vulnerabilities such as Spectre, Meltdown, Foreshadow and Spoiler have shown that problems such as side-channel attacks also exist in hardware designs, and that there are likely many more vulnerabilities in current solutions from hardware vendors.Secure hardware needs to become an industry mandate. All too often companies take shortcuts in design assurance and secure design, trying to meet certain performance, area, speed and cost requirements.Without secure hardware, design flaws will continue to be discovered and exploited, risking serious data breaches and other serious consequences. It’s time for the industry to move away from the principle of security by obscurity and embrace open architectures like RISC-V which enable anyone to inspect and analyze the instruction set architecture (ISA) to assess its security.A few years ago, DARPA created its System Security Integration Through Hardware and Firmware (SSITH) program to break the cycle of vulnerability exploitation. The goal of SSITH is to develop new hardware security architectures and associated design tools that provide security against hardware vulnerabilities that are exploited through software.RISC-V Foundation member Galois is one of the companies participating in the SSITH program, developing tools and techniques for quantitatively measuring and reasoning for system security, particularly for hardware. As part of this program, Galois is working to develop baseline processors from which security improvements will be measured, port and support baseline operating systems and compilers for those CPUs and develop a demonstration application for secure hardware.DARPA recently announced that Galois will be developing a voting system as the demonstration vehicle for this secure system, built with fully open source hardware and software. While the voting system is not intended for production, it serves as an important demonstration of how DARPA technology can be used for a critical infrastructure system.The voting system will be built on open source RISC-V CPUs and will incorporate auditable software components, enabling the public to review both the software and the hardware since the RISC-V ISA is public and standardized. The purpose of this system is to spur continued research and innovation to develop more secure hardware and software solutions for the benefit of everyone.The voting system will be publicly “red teamed” in the voting village at DEF CON 2019 and DEF CON 2020 so attendees can examine it and conduct penetration tests to gauge its security. The demonstration will include both an end-to-end verifiable and a traditional non-verifiable voting system.In 2019 there will be a smart ballot box on SSITH hardware, while the 2020 event will feature all components on SSITH hardware, including both the ballot marking device and optical scan systems. A scaled down, low cost version of the system will be made available via Crowd Supply so anyone can buy it, experiment with it and use it to run even informal elections such as for school clubs or sports teams. University teams also will be participating in this program to enhance their own security research efforts.The RISC-V Foundation expects this project will yield significant learnings for universities and researchers, and we look forward to seeing more industry traction as more companies move to open source hardware. Over the past few years there has been an uptick in companies working on RISC-V based secure processors, and a number of such solutions are already commercially available.We believe industry collaboration is essential for tackling security challenges. Last year we formed a Security Standing Committee to bring together industry leaders to develop consensus around best security practices and identify potential security improvements for RISC-V implementations.The Foundation also supports a group working on a trusted execution environment for microcontroller-class processors. It is developing a specification that will serve as an extension of a privilege specification. A cryptography extensions group is building on early proposals for ISA extensions for the standardized and secure execution of popular cryptography algorithms.The future of security is in the hands of developers. We strongly encourage everyone to get involved and work together to tackle the dynamic security demands of this new era of innovation.–Helena Handschuh is chair of the RISC-V Foundation’s security standing committee and a Fellow at Rambus. >> This article was originally published on our sister site, EE Times: “RISC-V, DARPA Advance Security.” 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. April 30, 2019 at 2:38 am “We have seen countless news articles on various organisations losing the battle to cyber attackers in recent times. The situation is highly worrying as the more advanced technology becomes, the more advanced the hacking game progresses. Without consistent UdyRegan says: 1 thought on “The future of security is in the hands of developers”
Simultaneously with Intel’s launch, SECO is making available a new range of solutions based on the latest Intel technologies: the 8th Gen Intel Core U processor family (codename “Whiskey Lake”) and the 9th Generation Intel Core H processor family (codename “Coffee Lake Refresh”).The 8th Gen Intel Core U-Series processors are feature rich delivering high performance per watt. Ranging from 4 to 2 cores, increased I/O capacity and the latest DDR4-2400 memory, these processors meet the increasing requirements for graphics, audio, and compute capabilities while providing the headroom to consolidate data and applications. Software optimized tools such as the Intel Distribution of OpenVINO toolkit and Intel System Studio accelerates the development of vision applications like facial recognition, people counting, and object detection.To exploit this great potential in a standard form factor, SECO developed the COMe-C55-CT6, a COM Express 3.0 Compact Type 6 module with the 8th Gen Intel Core and Celeron U-series processors. It stands out for the wide connectivity (4x USB 3.1, 8x USB 2.0, and up to 8x PCI-e x1 lanes) and it features an Intel UHD Graphics 620 and two DDR4 SO-DIMM slots supporting DDR4-2400 (up to 32GB). Thanks to its low power multi-core Intel architecture for mobile applications, capable of combining high versatility with great power and excellent energy-efficiency, the COMe-C55-CT6 is perfect for biomedical and medical devices, edge computing, digital signage & infotainment, HMI, kiosks, transportation, and measuring instruments.The 9th Gen Intel Core H-Series processors are Intel IoT’s most powerful and flexible generation of 45 watt processors yet, offering support for Intel Distribution of OpenVINO toolkit and Intel Media SDK. Ranging from 4 to 6 cores, increased I/O capacity and the latest DDR4-2666 memory, these processors deliver the performance required to consolidate multiple workloads, a flexible platform to design intelligent devices and value-add solutions.To fully meet these market demands, SECO built on these state-of-the-art processors a COM Express solution and a Single Board Computer in mini-ITX form factor.The COMe-C08-BT6 is a COM Express 3.0 Basic Type 6 Module with the Intel 8th generation Core / Xeon CPUs and now also 9th generation Core / Xeon / Pentium / Celeron CPUs. It is an exceptional platform when it comes to performance, with up to six cores for greater processing power. Furthermore, it features an Intel Gen9 LP graphic core architecture, up to 48 execution units and comes with 4x USB 3.0, 8x USB 2.0, 8x PCI-e x1 Gen3, and finally PEG x16 Gen3. The supported memory is up to 64GB DDR4-2666 on two SO-DIMM slots (also ECC technology with Xeon and Core i3 combined with CM246 PCH). It is ideal for biomedical and medical devices, digital signage & infotainment, gaming, telco, HMI, industrial automation and control.For those looking for a single board computer based on these innovative Intel-based processors, SECO also developed the SBC-C66-mITX, a SBC in mini-ITX form factor with the Intel 8th generation Core/Xeon and 9th generation Core / Xeon / Pentium / Celeron CPUs. It stands out for its great graphics capabilities, with an Intel UHD Graphics 630/P630 architecture, supporting up to 3 independent displays at the same time and multiple video interfaces (2x DP++ connector, eDP 40-poles connector – interface switched with LVDS, LVDS Single/Dual Channel connector – interface switched with eDP). The connectivity is impressively wide, with up to 2x Gigabit Ethernet interface with AMT support, IEEE1588 and TSN support thanks to the SDP functionality of the Ethernet Controller Intel I210, 2x USB 3.1, 4x USB 2.0, NVMe SSD slot, PCI-e x8 port (PCI-e x16 mechanical slot) and VPU High Speed Connector with 4x USB 3.1 and 2x PCI-ex4. Memory-wise, it mounts up to 128GB of DDR4 memory on 4x SO-DIMM slots (ECC supported). Main applications are biomedical/medical devices, gaming, industrial automation and control, IIoT, and surveillance: a high-performance, flexible solution for intelligence at the edge.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules Continue Reading Previous TQ: COM Express Compact module now with latest 8th gen Intel Core embedded processorsNext Kontron COM Express Compact Type 6 with 8th Gen Intel Core or Celeron processors
Legalise prostitution, says retired SC Judge Santosh HegdeHyderabad, Jul 6 (PTI) Supporting the Law Commission’srecommendation on allowing gambling and betting in sports,retired Supreme Court Judge N Santosh Hegde today evenfavoured legalising prostitution, saying vices cannot beabolished by the state.”A person who thinks vices can be abolished by law isliving in a fool’s paradise,” said the former SolicitorGeneral of India.The Law Commission yesterday recommended that gamblingand betting in sports be allowed as regulated activitiestaxable under the direct and indirect tax regimes and used asa source for attracting foreign direct investment (FDI).”It’s a very good recommendation”, Hegde told PTI. “Thereare certain vices which cannot be controlled by law and anyattempt to control such vices will lead to illegal systemsdeveloping”.”We have experienced it earlier when there wasprohibition. There is illicit liquor production there (whereprohibition was in place). Government loses excise duty, thevice will continue, you can’t control it. These are certainthings which can’t be controlled by law”, he said.Similarly, illegal gambling is going on in the country.Making it legitimate and by controlling it, 70-75 per cent ofillegal activities will stop, the former Karnataka Lokayuktasaid.”But certain amount of control is absolutely necessary”.Asked if he thought prostitution should also belegalised, Hegde said: “It has to be legalised. It’s going oneverywhere. What’s the big idea of..(keeping it illegal). Itshould be legalised”.”It (prostitution) has become a regular profession now.It should be legalised and people (engaged in prostitution)should be licensed. Then alone there will be control over thesystem”, Hegde said.advertisementThese are certain vices which cannot be abolished by thestate, he said. Otherwise, it would then go on in an illegalmanner. Better than that was to have control over the system.”Which is the city or the state where there is noprostitution? We are just closing our eyes and saying it’s notthere.And in places like Mumbai, there are certain areasrecognised by the Government where prostitution continues.Therefore, morality can’t be controlled by law. It can only becontrolled by religion and religious leaders”, he said. PTI RSAPRAPRAPRAPR
Rishabh Pant got one back at Tim Paine for the banter he was subjected to while he was batting as the Australian captain came to the crease to bat on Day 4 of the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne on Saturday. Pant was teased by Paine over MS Dhoni’s inclusion back in the T20I side and his exclusion, telling him they could use him at Hobart Hurricanes in the Big Bash League.On Saturday, Pant welcomed Paine to the crease with some banter of his own calling him a “temporary captain” and telling Ravindra Jadeja that Paine only knows how to talk.”We have got a special guest here. Have you heard the word temporary captain ever. You [Jadeja] don’t need anything to get him out. Come on lads.”He loves to talk, that’s the only thing he can do. Only talking talking,” Pant sledged from behind the stumps which was picked up by the stump mic.It was Rishabh Pant’s turn for some fun on the stump mic today… #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/RS8I6kI55fcricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) December 29, 2018After the end of the over, on-field umpire Ian Gould had a word with Pant and was seen explaining him something.India vs Australia, Boxing Day Test Day 4: Live Cricket ScoreThe behind-the-stumps banter has been a regular feature of the last two Tests matches between India and Australia.On Friday, Pant used Dhoni’s reference to sledge Pant and asked him if he could babysit for him.advertisement”Tell you what big MS is back in the one day squad. Should get this bloke down to Hurricanes.. They need a batter.”Fancy that extend you Aussie holiday, beautiful town Hobart too… get him a water front apartment””Have him over for dinner.”Do you babysit? I can take my wife to the movies while you watch the kids,” Pant bantered.Earlier in the match, Paine even sledged Rohit Sharma and tried to distract him by having IPL conversations with Aaron Finch, who was fielding at short leg.This is what Paine said behind Rohit Sharma:”It’s a bit of a toss up between Royals and Indians for me. But if Rohit hits a six now, I’m changing to Mumbai.””You’ve nearly played for every team now,” Paine said. “Except Bangalore,” replied Finch.”Except Bangalore?” Paine questioned.Paine also took to sledging during the Perth Test against Murali Vijay saying, “Murali, I know he’s your captain. But you can’t seriously like him as a bloke.”Paine had a run-in with Indian captain Virat Kohli as well, something that created a bit of a controversy with the idea if things crossed the line. However, both captains played down the incident by saying it was all on the field.Kohli was rumoured to have said to Paine that he was the best player in the world while Paine was just a stand-in captain. However, BCCI negated the rumours saying Kohli had said nothing of that sort.”If he messes it up, it’s 2-0,” Kohli was heard saying, which was picked up by the microphone after he and his teammates made a loud caught-behind appeal for Paine in the final over of the day.Paine did not hold himself back and replied “You’ve got to bat first, big head”.On Day 4, Kohli even almost ran into Paine while fielding with Paine saying, “You’re the one that lost it yesterday. Why are you trying to be cool today?”After the incident, on-field umpire Chris Gaffaney had to intervene and tell them to behave like captains.Also Read | Tim Paine trolls Rishabh Pant: MS Dhoni back in the ODI side, want to play for Hobart?Also Read | Rohit Sharma responds to Tim Paine’s IPL banter: If he gets a hundred, we’ll buy himAlso See:
She’s ranked No. 5 in the world, will enter the season-opening major as a reigning Grand Slam champion, and is trying not to sulk.A lot has happened for Naomi Osaka since she beat Serena Williams in the US Open final last September, and she’s still coming to terms with it. Mostly, it’s the expectations.She has reached the semifinals or better at four of her last five tournaments but hasn’t added another title.A 6-2, 6-4 loss to No. 27-ranked Lesia Tsurenko on Saturday cost second-seeded Osaka a place in the Brisbane International final and a move up to the No. 3 world ranking – which would be a record high for a player from Japan.”If I’m being really frank, I just feel like I had like the worst attitude today,” the 21-year-old Osaka said. “I feel like I didn’t really know how to cope with not playing well.”Honest and reflective, @Naomi_Osaka_ in her own words.#BrisbaneTennis pic.twitter.com/ZQHFtFUH5NWTA (@WTA) January 5, 2019Thoughts on a first Premier final, @LTsurenko?#BrisbaneTennis pic.twitter.com/KZo1HCPLTtWTA (@WTA) January 5, 2019She dropped two service games in the first and went down an early break in the second but had chances to get even in the sixth game, when she had two break points but committed a string of unforced errors and Tsurenko held for 4-2.Osaka kicked the air at one point and dropped her racket to the court after missing another, before visibly questioning how she could be getting it so wrong when her forehand skewed wide on game point.advertisement”I was sulking a little bit, and like there are moments that I tried not to do that. But then the ball wouldn’t go in, and then I would go back to being like childish and stuff,” Osaka said. “So I think like that was sort of my main problem today.”I feel like last year I did a lot of that, and I’m trying to change it more, and I think I have – like toward the end of last year. Hopefully this isn’t like a recurring thing.”Thank you @BrisbaneTennis for a great week regardless last time I was here I was a qualifier. I feel pretty good about the improvement. pic.twitter.com/A64fU4QCLYNaomiOsaka (@Naomi_Osaka_) January 5, 2019NISHIKORI IN FINALJapanese flags were still waving in the crowd at Pat Rafter Arena for the next match, when No. 2-seeded Kei Nishikori defeated Jeremy Chardy 6-2, 6-2 in 66 minutes.”Felt very good physically and, tennis-wise, I think it was perfect,” Nishikori said.He’ll play either Jo-Wilfried Tsonga or fourth-seeded Daniil Medvedev in Sunday’s final, where he’s hoping to claim his first title since Memphis in 2016.Tsurenko is 4-0 in finals, and is hoping to extend that streak when she takes on No. 5-seeded Karolina Pliskova, who beat Donna Vekic 6-3, 6-4 in the night semifinal.Tsurenko had lost both previous encounters to Osaka, including their U.S. Open quarterfinal.From 15-40 down in the ninth, Osaka saved two match points with aces, got the advantage with an audacious drop shot and then held with an ace to ensure Tsurenko had to serve out.Tsurenko went on the attack, earned another two match points with a volley winner and clinched it with the second of those.She has grown in confidence since her trip to the U.S. Open quarterfinals, and is playing with more aggression.”I don’t want to say that this was my best tennis, but it was quite a high level,” Tsurenko said. “I feel I can kind of handle every kind of pressure on court now, even when someone like Naomi is playing really strong.”Osaka is having to deal with different expectations now.”Before, I would just be nervous to be there in a way, and now I feel nervous because I think I should win … and I feel like people expect me to win,” she said. “So that’s like an added amount of nerves. But, I mean, I feel like I’m getting used to it.”Osaka will continue her preparations for the Australian Open, which starts Jan. 14 in Melbourne, with an emphasis on trying to not to sulk when things are going wrong.”In a way this experience for me is better than winning the tournament, because like this helpless feeling I have, I think today I learned sort of what I … I can do to like improve the situation,” she said. “There aren’t many moments that I feel like that. But, yeah, I feel like today was a very valuable lesson.”advertisementAlso Watch:
Brief scores: Vidarbha 171/5 (45 overs) at stumps vs Kerala (160 all-out) in Wayanad. Vishnu Vinod (37), Umesh Yadav (7/48), Faiz Fazal (75), Sandeep Warrier (2/46).Umesh Yadav destroyed Kerala with figures of 7 for 48 to put Vidarbha on top on the opening day of their Ranji Trophy semifinal in Wayanad. Umesh, who played only one Test in Australia, has been in outstanding form in two matches for his state team.In the quarterfinal against Uttarakhand, Umesh returned figures of 4 for 90 and 5 for 23 as Vidarbha won by an innings and 115 runs. On Thursday, Kerala, who are playing their first Ranji Trophy semi-final, found Umesh too hot to handle.The 31-year-old Umesh picked his 12th five-wicket haul in first-class cricket and with Rajneesh Gurbani (3 for 38) ended Kerala’s first innings in only 28.4 overs.The defending champion reached 171 for 5 in 45 overs after winning the toss and bundling out Kerala for 105 in the first innings.Ranji Trophy Semifinals Day 1 Highlights: Vidarbha vs KeralaYadav, who was part of the India team that won the Test series in Australia recently, ran through the host batting line-up, took a personal best of 7 for 48.Vishnu Vinod, captain Sachin Baby and Basil Thampi were the only Kerala batsmen to make double digit scores.On a pitch which was on the bouncier side, the burly pacemen posed the Kerala batsmen a lot of trouble and was ably assisted by Rajneesh Gurbani (3 for 38), the star of Vidarbha’s maiden Ranji triumph last season.Yadav also reached the 100-wicket milestone in Ranji Trophy during his brilliant spell.His first victim was opener Mohammed Azharudeen caught by Y R Thakur for 8.advertisementHe then had Sijomon Joseph taken by R Sanjay for a duck.When Gurbani sent opener P Rahul for 9, Kerala looked in a spot of bother at 27 for 3.There was no respite as Yadav kept up the pressure by bowling with fire and discipline.Loss of wickets at regular intervals left the host in deep trouble and there was a danger of being shot out for a sub-100 first innings total.The usually reliable Jalan Saxena, who came up with a crucial knock in the second innings of the Quarterfinals against Gujarat, fell for a single digit score.Vishnu Vinod, the top scorer with 37 (50 balls) went for his shots and added 25 runs with no.11 M D Nidheesh (7) to take Kerala past 100 before Gurbani dismissed the latter.In reply, skipper Faiz Fazal (75) and Sanjay (19) provided Vidarbha a solid start before the latter was castled by Nidheesh.Veteran Wasim Jaffer, who joined Fazal, helped the reigning champions consolidate with a superb 80-run stand.The two played some delightful strokes on both sides of the wicket and showed how to bat on what was not an easy track.The stylish Jaffer breached the1,000- runs mark for a second time in his Ranji Trophy career.Hebecame the first batsman in Ranji history to achieve this landmark on two separate occasions.During the 2008-09 season, he had aggregated 1,260 runs for Mumbai.Jaffer (34) departed to a catch by K B Arun Karthick off Nidheesh’s bowling.Fazal, who led from the front with a fine knock, added57 runs for the fourth wicket with Atharva Taide (24).Fazal’s exit, to Sandeep Warrier for a well compiled 75, sparked a mini collapse as Vidarbha lost three wickets for one run to end the day at 171 for 5, a lead of 66 runs.In the other semi-final, Karanataka went to stumps on 264/9.Also Read | Wasim Jaffer 1st batsman to score 1000 runs in a Ranji Trophy season twice
Harbhajan Singh was named man-of-the-match after his double wicket maiden scripted a 22-run win for Chennai Super Kings over Kings XI Punjab on Friday. Harbhajan removed Chris Gayle and Mayank Agarwal in his first over to rock KXIP’s chase of 161 early in their innings. | CSK vs KXIP – Match report |KL Rahul and Sarfaraz Khan shared a 110-run stand but the early losses meant the two batsmen were under pressure to keep up the tempo against a top-quality spin attack.Harbhajan Singh was MS Dhoni’s trump card against Chris Gayle, the most dangerous batsman in T20 cricket. Gayle is the fastest man to reach 4000 IPL runs and the only player to hit 300 sixes in the IPL. On Saturday, he could well have been the difference between both sides in a steep chase on a tricky pitch.But MS Dhoni, one of the sharpest minds in the cricket world, knew he could challenge Gayle with a quality off-spinner and he brought Harbhajan Singh on in the second over of the KXIP innings.And Harbhajan Singh was happy to see his plan work – he got Gayle and also the talented Mayank Agarwal in a sensational over.”We always have a plan in T20 cricket and sometimes it comes off and sometimes it does not. We know Chris Gayle is someone who goes very hard at the top and can take the game forward. It was important for us to take his wicket (early) and it was nice to get his wicket in the first over and nice to get another one as well,” Harbhajan Singh told the broadcasters after picking up his second man-of-the-match award this season.advertisement”Mayank is a very, very good youngster who has played for India just now and he has been scoring a lot of runs. It’s nice to go out there and perform for the team and I am happy,” he said.Harbhajan Singh said he was glad his plan against Chris Gayle worked because T20 was is kind of format where plans can go awry very quickly.”I was just looking to bowl a little slower to Chris Gayle. The first couple of balls, I tried to push them in the air but it didn’t spin but the third or fourth ball I tried to give it a rip and it spun. That’s when it got in my mind that if I had to bowl slower to him, I had to bowl slow and wide”This is T20 and it could have gone either way… I am glad I am here talking to you and got the man-of-the-match award,” he said.In the season opener against Royal Challengers Bangalore on March 23, Harbhajan Singh had dismissed Virat Kohli, Moeen Ali and AB de Villiers to trigger a collapse for the visitors at the Chepauk. RCB folded for 70 in 17.1 overs as CSK won by 7 wickets.Also Read | MS Dhoni after CSK upstage KXIP: Had to get Universe Boss Chris Gayle out earlyAlso Read | CSK vs KXIP, IPL 2019: Umpire talks to MS Dhoni after Ambati Rayudu backs up too farAlso See:
Chris Gayle was at his lethal best for Kings XI Punjab against Delhi Capitals in Match 37 of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 at the Feroz Shah Kotla on Saturday.The big-hitting West Indies opener was going hammer and tongs, smashing the Delhi Capitals bowlers all over the park after Kings XI Punjab were sent in to bat by Shreyas Iyer.Gayle was severe against Ishant Sharma and the two Delhi Capitals’ spinners in Sandeep Lamichhane and Amit Mishra. Both the spinners leaked aplenty as Gayle was depositing quite a few, including a 101-meter six, into the Kotla stands. | DD vs KXIP, IPL 2019 live score |Gayle got to his fifty in just 25 balls and there were no signs of him slowing down as the big man kept punishing the Delhi Capitals bowlers.It seemed only a miracle could stop Chris Gayle and Colin Ingram provided Delhi Capitals with exactly that.WATCH: Ingram-Axar’s perfect relay catchFull video here https://t.co/GBheBXTuTq #DCvKXIP pic.twitter.com/kTgWx7VgPeIndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 20, 2019Gayle had hit Sandeep Lamichhane in the first ball of his third over for a huge six and when he tried to make it two in two, he was caught at the deep mid-wicket boundary.Lamichhane had dropped the second ball of his third over short and Gayle, for the first time in the night, mistimed one into the night sky. Colin Ingram, who was stationed at deep mid-wicket caught the ball but realising the momentum was taking him over the boundary rope, he threw the ball into the field with a stunning backhand push.advertisementIngram, it seems, had clearly judged the effort needed to find Axar Patel who was running in to take the catch and complete the wicket. In the end, Axar didn’t move as he completed the catch with a smile on his face. Gayle had hit five sixes during his 37-ball 69 but perished while trying to add another big hit to his tally.Colin Ingram and Axar Patel’s terrific team effort left cricket fans on social media awestruck. Check out a few reactions below.Absouletely breathtaking! Hopping Colin Ingram finds teammate Axar Patel on the boundary to complete a smart relay catch. #DCvKXIP #IPL2019 pic.twitter.com/EkkmImdrx1Deepak Raj Verma (@DeVeDeTr) April 20, 2019#IPL2019 #DCvKXIP #IngramAxarPatel #FieldingProbably the easiest catch @akshar2026 must have got in his entire playing career! @CAIngram41 – What awareness! @MohammadKaif – must be a proud man! – On a scale of 1-10, how many points would you give for this catch ?Bagawati Prasad (@Baggs0404) April 20, 2019On a scale of 1- 10, what would you rate @CAIngram41’s catch as?#DCvKXIP pic.twitter.com/C8wbTLzctjIndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 20, 2019Chris Gayle caught by Axar Patel ??????What about Colin Ingram who did all the hard work?#DCvKXIP #IPL2019#IPLMohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) April 20, 2019Colin Ingram has done a wonderful job there,where did he get the energy to throw the ball who is atleast 50 meters away from that position. That’s excellent from IngramAditya (@CAA_256) April 20, 2019After Catch of Chris Gyale by Colin Ingram.. #DCvKXIP pic.twitter.com/9hBvOvyiMfLoveyouall_007 (@loveyouall_007) April 20, 2019All the efforts made by Colin IngramBut score board saysC Axar B LamichhaneHow Cruel Cricket Game #IPL2019 #DCvKXIP #DelhiCapitals pic.twitter.com/BEdYLpPuJhIPL_facts (@IPL_Fact) April 20, 2019Amazing presence of mind from Colin Ingram to remove dangerous Chris Gayle…#KXIPvDC @vikrantgupta73 @IPL @BCCISunny Srivastav (@imsun1504) April 20, 2019CATCH OF THE TOURNAMENT by @CAIngram41 !!!!! #ColinIngram #AxarPatel #DCvKXIP#KXIPvDC#KXIP #DC #DelhiCapitals #ThisIsNewDelhiOm Mehta (@ommehtaa) April 20, 2019Catches win matches!Amazing effort by Colin Ingram. The distance covered by his back hand flick was awesome. Well done!#DCvKXIP #IPL2019Chowkidar Fagun Saraiya (@fagun07) April 20, 2019Also Read | Steve Smith’s tip to teenager Riyan Parag: Think I’m your friend from gully cricketAlso Read | RR vs MI, IPL 2019: 17-year-old Riyan Parag and Steve Smith stun Mumbai IndiansAlso See:
The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu has appealed to people to study, analyze and debate the Draft New Education Policy and not to come to hasty conclusions.Our education system needs to be revamped thoroughly. I feel that the culture of research has to be promoted in a big way in our universities and other important academic institutions. #Education VicePresidentOfIndia (@VPSecretariat) June 2, 2019Observing that core issues of education were very important and deserve the attention of all stakeholders, the Vice President said that reducing the load of school bags, promoting sports, inculcating morals, scientific and rationale temperament, history and the contribution of the freedom fighters should become part of the curriculum.Inaugurating a two-day conference on ‘Industry Academy Interaction for Improvement of Quality of Academics’ organized by the Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy (IIPE) in Vishakhapatnam today, Naidu called for establishing a symbiotic relationship between academia and the industry to create an ecosystem for innovation to thrive and generate employment for the youth. For this to be achieved, he wanted the industry to play a more pro-active role and establish a strong organic link with the academic institutions.Reforming researchNaidu asked the Industry and academia to look at long-term collaborations rather than join hands for limited purposes and one-off projects to promote the culture of research in a big way in our universities and other important academic institutions.The Vice President suggested to the corporate entities to identify specific areas of interest and fund doctoral and post-doctoral research connected to them. He also urged them to set up a special corpus or fund for financing research projects that will lead to innovations, benefit the society and economy of the country.advertisementPointing out that many students passing out of the portals of higher education institutions were lacking employable skills, Naidu said that organizations hiring the young graduates were forced to impart further on-the-job training for periods ranging from six months to one year.The process of revamping the education systemCalling for a revamp of the education system so that the graduating students were fully equipped with skills to meet the needs of the industry or agriculture or have the aptitude and skills of a risk-taking entrepreneur, the Vice President said the students must not only be employable but also possess life skills, language skills, technological skills and entrepreneurial skills to enable them to be gainfully employed or self-employed.Pointing out that the Indian universities did not figure in the top 100 ranking global universities, the Vice President urged universities and educationists to introspect and improve the standards.Expressing his concern over instances of atrocities against women and gender discrimination, Naidu said the education system should produce socially responsible citizens and called for bringing about a change in the mindset.”Programmes like ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padao’ and Swachh Bharat should become people’s movements,” he added.Observing that India was once known as ‘Vishwaguru’, Naidu said that India must once again become the global hub for knowledge and innovation.Also read: HRD Ministry drafts new National Educational Policy: 19 changes recommended
Roger Federer’s return to French Open clay is going so smoothly he still has not dropped a set in reaching the quarterfinals.The 20-time Grand Slam winner eased through with a 6-2, 6-3, 6-3 win Sunday against unseeded Argentine Leonardo Mayer and is one match away from a potential semifinal and a 39th career match against defending champion and longtime rival Rafael Nadal.Nadal won by the same score as Federer on Sunday, but he was at least given a little bit more of a test by another unseeded Argentine, Juan Ignacio Londero.While Federer did not face a single break point in beating Mayer for the fourth time in four meetings, Nadal dropped his serve once late in the third set and saved four other break-point chances in his first-ever match against the quick-hitting Londero.Serving at 40-30 in the eighth game of the third set, Nadal was given a time violation warning, which he felt was the correct call made in the wrong circumstances because of persistent talking from the crowd as he prepared to serve in that game, and during his previous service game.”Ok, I agree with you but (they are) still talking,” Nadal told the chair umpire, referring to the crowd.Nadal held with an ace for 5-3 and then broke Londero for the sixth time to clinch victory.Federer won his only French Open in 2009, the year Nadal lost to big-serving Swede Robin Soderling in the fourth round.The 37-year-old Federer is now into a record-extending 54th Grand Slam quarterfinal overall, compared to 38 for Nadal, which is fourth all-time. Federer also became the third oldest man to reach the last eight at Roland Garros.advertisement”Of course the hope was to go deep and I’m in the quarters now, so I’m very, very happy at this point,” Federer said. “I served super well and Leonardo had trouble returning. I was able to put pressure on him and I’m very happy with my performance.”After dropping his serve to lose the second set, Mayer angrily swiped the ball away and was given a code violation warning for ball abuse.Federer was looking so clinical and assured that the crowd at a sun-baked Philippe Chatrier groaned in disbelief when he missed an easy-looking forehand volley at the net, early in the third set.It was the second time Federer has beaten Mayer at a Grand Slam the other also coming in straight sets, in the first round of the U.S. Open in 2015. That was also the last year Federer had played at Roland Garros, before skipping clay entirely until returning to the surface this year.Four years ago, Federer lost in the quarterfinals to Swiss countryman Stan Wawrinka in straight sets.He next faces either Wawrinka or rising star Stefanos Tsitsipas, who beat Federer in the fourth round at this year’s Australian Open.They were playing their fourth-round match Sunday on neighbouring Court Suzanne Lenglen.Earlier Sunday, Petra Martic followed up her win over second-seeded Karolina Pliskova by rallying past Kaia Kanepi 5-7, 6-2, 6-4 on centre court to reach her first Grand Slam quarterfinal.The 31st-seeded Croat next faces Czech teenager Marketa Vondrousova, who reached her first quarterfinal at a major without dropping a set. The 19-year-old Vondrousova beat 12th-seeded Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia 6-2, 6-0 in just 59 minutes.Also advancing to the last eight was 26th-seeded Briton Johanna Konta, who beat 23rd-seeded Donna Vekic 6-2, 6-4. Konta’s quarterfinal opponent will be either 2016 champion Garbiñe Muguruza or 2017 U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens.ALSO READ | When Sachin Tendulkar’s friend almost lost his World Cup man-of-the-match awardALSO READ | Virat Kohli is blessed with a confidence like no one else: Viv RichardsALSO WATCH | Salaam Cricket 2019: Gavaskar clarifies 1983 US tour plan, Warne picks his favourites, and more
The Pakistan team is currently facing criticism from all quarters after they fell to their 7th successive defeat in World Cups against arch-rivals India in Manchester on Sunday. Former skipper and legendary fast bowler Waqar Younis too has joined the bandwagon, pointing out the stark differences due to which India have dominated Pakistan off late.While comparing the current Pakistan side with the ones from the 1990s, Waqar in a column for the International Cricket Council (ICC), said that the ‘massive difference’ between the 2 sides was on show at Old Trafford.”In the last few years, there’s been a massive difference India and Pakistan – and again it showed at Old Trafford on Sunday,” wrote Waqar.”We had good sides in the 1990s, but now I think this India team intimidates Pakistan. When Pakistan teams head into these games, they are always under pressure and feel like they’re the weaker team,” Waqar added.The gulf in class between the two teams was visible as Virat Kohli’s men outplayed Sarfaraz Ahmed-led Pakistan in all three departments of the game. India posted 336 for 5 before restricting Pakistan to 212 and clinching an 89-run win in a rain-affected match at the Old Trafford.”India are certainly way better than Pakistan. Almost everyone would say that. That is looking at the numbers also. How convincingly we have been able to beat them. It’s there for everyone to see,” Sachin Tendulkar told India Today from Manchester.Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar expressed his frustration after the defeat via a video on his Youtube channel, launching a scathing attack on captain Sarfaraz Ahmed and bowler Hasan Ali. Akhtar pointed out that Sarfaraz appeared a ‘brainless’ skipper when he opted to field first after winning the toss.advertisement”The mistakes committed by the Indian team during the Champions Trophy 2017 final were repeated by Pakistan yesterday. I can’t understand how Sarfaraz can be so brainless. How could he forget that we don’t chase very well. Knowing our strength, which is bowling, is important. The game was half-won by Pakistan when Sarfaraz won the toss, but he tried hard to lose the match. Toss was very crucial and even if Pakistan had made 260, with their bowling, they could have defended it. So I think it was just brainless captaincy. It’s a very saddening and disheartening performance from the Pakistan team captain. I wanted to see shades of Imran Khan in him but it’s too late for him now,” lamented Akhtar.Also Read | India vs Pakistan: How the mother of all cricketing battles is losing its lustreAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Sad that I still have to clarify things about my personal life, says Shoaib MalikAlso See
MOTORCYCLE RIDERS ARE MAKING THE TREK BACK HOME FROM WESTERN SOUTH DAKOTA FOLLOWING THE CONCLUSION OF THIS YEAR’S STURGIS RALLY.THE STATE HIGHWAY PATROL SAYS THERE WERE FEWER ARRESTS, ACCIDENTS AND FATALITIES COMPARED TO LAST YEAR’S RALLY, BUT OFFICERS WROTE MORE TICKETS.THREE PEOPLE DIED IN ACCIDENTS THIS YEAR, FAR BELOW LAST YEAR’S TOTAL OF 15.THERE WERE ALSO 50 ACCIDENTS INVOLVING INJURY, COMPARED TO 124 IN 2015.OFFICERS WROTE JUST OVER 200 MORE TICKETS THAN LAST YEAR AND ISSUED 1000 MORE WARNINGS TO DRIVERS.
Bob Simmons — I know my kid wouldn’t get injured on offense because he’d just give it to his kid on a draw play every time.@pistolsguy more hope: men’s basketball 2014-15, or football 2015?— Phillip (@OKTXARPoke) November 19, 2014I’m of the belief that OSU is about four humans away from being pretty good in football next season. Granted, those four humans are three linemen (a few are coming, btw) and a QB but if Gundy can solve that Rubik’s Cube then we should be fine.I’m more confident in Gundy’s ability to do that than I am in Travis Ford’s to piece together a team that goes deep into March.https://twitter.com/kendall_baughn/status/535192297504522240Football, it’s not close. We might have to build a border around the state to keep 80 percent of the population from leaving out of unadulterated shame but hey, you have to make some sacrifices.@pistolsguy You and 2 buds take a road trip to watch a non-OSU team play. Which team do you go see this year and why?— Matt Amilian (@mattamilian) November 19, 2014Jump around. Melvin Gordon might win the Heisman and if the Bald Man on Campus loves it then I’m pretty sure I’m going to love it.@pistolsguy Bob Stitt: offensive coordinator. Who would be better?— Colin Johnston (@ColinDJohnston) November 19, 2014I think the idea of Gundy bringing in somebody from outside a power five conference, much less a school called the Colorado School of the Mines, would not go over well.You and I would love it (obviously) but I’m not sure the fanbase as a whole would.@pistolsguy if you have to take any 2 OSU players to play with in NBA Jam against the original NBA Jam rosters, who would they be?— Nolan (@nolancox) November 19, 2014Are you trying to get me to tell the story about the time your college girlfriend beat me at NBA Jam at like 3 a.m. on one of those full-court shots that literally never goes in?Or about how Brad Lohaus (Brad Lohaus!) was my mortal enemy for two straight years of my existence?The key to NBA Jam — as anyone born between 1980 and 1990 knows — is having a world class rebounder/dunker with an elite shooter who can at least play a moderate amount of defense as his sidekick.Based on that I think I’m going Byron Houston and Brooks Thompson. I want to pick Joe Adkins just because I think he might be able to set my entire television screen on fire but the right selection because of his ball-handling and defense is Brooks.You could also talk me into Randy Rutherford without trying too hard.@pistolsguy Did you know OSU just won Nat’l Ch Meats Judging Team & Res Nat’l Ch Livestock Judging team and had High Individual Score?— Micca Brown (@Mining4Chicken) November 19, 2014Do what?@pistolsguy If Jay-Z signed Gundy… what would their mixtape be called? Does Jay-Z rap and Gundy just dance?— Blake Zimmerman (@bpzim) November 19, 2014Walk off.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! Back at it on the Wednesday Mailbag — as always thank you for reading and sharing PFB.@pistolsguy how do you feel about the speculations that Rudolph may start this weekend?— ✭SAM✭ (@Sturg_23) November 19, 2014Let’s talk about this on Thursday in more detail, cool?@pistolsguy What (realistically) can Ford do in the next 2 yrs for you to give him another extension? Ignore past & baggage.— Tom (@bensont3974) November 19, 2014Well he’s signed through 2019 so he’s not going to get another extension (God help us) in the next two years barring two straight national titles and you said “realistically” so I think the real question is “what can Ford do to not get fired after the next two years?”I’ve long said that OSU is a “finish 4th in the Big 12 and get-to-the-second-round” school but those expectations are lowered (dragged down?) by the weight of his contract. I think all Ford has to do is get to the NCAA Tournament in one of the next two seasons and he’ll continue to have a job.That might be a bitter reality for some but it could also be worse, you know. (I can’t believe I’m saying this).Ford has taken OSU to the tournament in four of his first six seasons — if he makes it this year that will be five of seven. Eddie Sutton took OSU to the tournament in five of his first seven seasons also.I’m not comparing the two (Eddie made it to the Final Four) but IF that’s your measuring stick then why fire him?(I feel like I’ve given up on getting rid of Ford because it’s never going to happen. He will be the coach when my grandchildren are born).https://twitter.com/patrickonealosu/status/535170792569720833You won’t be able to Google any on Sunday that I won’t have used.By the way, I got a clandestine email from somebody today that guaranteed an OSU win if Rudolph starts.On a scale of 1-to-the Mexican Assassin scoring six points in four seconds how improbable would Rudolph guiding an OSU victory in Waco be? And how irrational would we be about 2015?@pistolsguy what are your thoughts on scheduling a “cupcake” non con at the end of the season? Like the SEC teams do.— Andrew Wall (@Awall1894) November 19, 2014I love it.If OSU plays a multi-directional school in 2011 in the second-to-last game instead of Iowa State we might be talking about that time Brandon Weeden took down LSU in the Superdome.It shouldn’t have mattered, I get it, but scheduling one of your cupcakes late in the year when the pressure is ratcheted up is just smart.You get a stress-free week where you can rest injured guys and get relief as you head down the stretch.The downside is that the College Football Playoff committee apparently doesn’t appreciate scheduling cupcakes…but only if you’re in the Big 12.https://twitter.com/amcd33/status/535172287423860736I believe this is the case, yes.The four criteria:1. It must happen during one of your four years of eligibility or during senior year of HS. Check.2. It must happen in the first half of the season. Check.3. You must not have played 30 percent of your team’s games or three games (whichever is greater). Check.4. It must be season-ending and you must truly be incapacitated. (Someone will make sure this is a) Check.@pistolsguy is Taylor Cornelius the next Brandon Weeden. Will we find out this Saturday?— Jason Hines (@JasonLHines) November 19, 2014Can you imagine?What if Taylor Cornelius and Anthony Allen get drafted in the first round of their respective sports?But really, what if Cornelius plays on Saturday and throws for like 525 and four TDs in a loss and we start calling him “the surgeon” or “the general” or (even better) “the magnate” or some other clever 18th-century moniker?How much fun would that be/how much would we stare in disbelief at Gundy’s inability to pick the correct QB?@pistolsguy reaching back as far as you want, what OSU coach or player would you want your kid to play pee wee football for?— James (@BigWillOnThaMic) November 19, 2014
Total28%34%56%72% Game 133%50%56%63% Game 29%9%44%58% Usually when Oklahoma State fans talk about the Cowboys and third downs, they’re talking about the defense. But third downs have been key to how the OSU offense is performing so far this year.So much of college offenses are predicated on rhythm, and a key third-down pickup can keep the momentum rolling downhill. Take this third-and-long from OSU’s own goal line on Saturday. It was just 7-0 at the time, but that third-down gain was part of a drive that made it 14-0, and, as Mike Gundy might say, it’s over.So far through three games the Cowboys are 22-39 converting a third down, or 56 percent. That’s a drastic increase from last season and is the mark of an experienced, good team.Through the first three games in 2016, OSU converted 9 of 32 third downs, or 34 percent. That means OSU is completing 22 percent more of their third downs this time around. That’s huge. Game 340%40%71%100% 2016 total2016 w/ Rudy2017 total2017 w/ Rudy While that’s impressive, the real number we need to examine is OSU’s efficiency when Mason Rudolph is in the game.With Rudolph behind center the Cowboys are 21-29 on third down, or 72 percent this season. Through three games last year? OSU was 9-32, or 28 percent with Rudolph leading the offense.There is a thing I think has played into this major improvement: The run game.While OSU figured things out by the end of the year, it wasn’t great to begin with. Through three games last year OSU was averaging 3.06 yards per carry. This year? OSU is averaging 5.5 yards per carry, without an FCS opponent on the schedule.With this new-found run game, OSU is able to get more yards in early downs, and not rely solely on Rudolph’s arm to get them out of trouble late. Back to the momentum — when it’s third and four, you can manage that. And OSU has been doing a pretty good job when it’s more than that as well.All of it adds up to just one component of an elite offense three games into the season.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!
Premier League VIDEO: Touzani meets De Bruyne in freestyle challenge Last updated 2 years ago 23:56 8/31/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Premier League Manchester City Kevin De Bruyne Videos The Belgian midfielder took on the YouTube star in several freestyle challenges, including one involving a drone. Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne went head-to-head with freestyler Soufiane Touzani for a number of challenges. The Belgian international joined the YouTube star for a few juggling challenges, and even took part in an extra-difficult challenge involving a drone!You can check out the full video below, or head to Touzani TV for more top videos.