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Rony Lopes: “I still haven’t been able to prove if I’m worth 25 million”

first_imgLaLiga Santander* Data updated as of February 21, 2020 If you don’t have minutes, you won’t be able to go to the Euro …I know that by playing I have the chance to go to the European Championship. It is the coach who has the decision about whether I play. I get along with Fernando Santos the time I was with Portugal, but we haven’t talked these months.What differences do you see between France, where you played, and the LaLiga of Spain?I’ve only played 20 minutes in LaLiga but from what I’ve seen it has more quality and intensity, the French is more physical. And there is more balance between the teams. There, the PSG is far above the others and here several can fight for some title.Curious: you almost don’t play in Spain and Ben Yedder turned to France and swells to score goals with Monaco. It’s even pichichi.Yes, Monaco is a good team. Ben Yedder is a great striker and plays every game, he is showing how much it is worth.And you, is it worth those 25 million that Sevilla paid?I don’t think about whether I’m worth 25 million. Another thing would be to play and not do well. But I have not had opportunities to prove my worth. The money that was paid does not depend on me, I can only do my job and help the team.What do you ask of this final stretch of the campaign?My desire is to play more, because going out to the field 15 minutes once and then being one month without doing it … It is difficult to have continuity and rhythm if you play so little.By the way, congratulations on your good Castilian.I speak every day and I learn. I like the language, the city, the country … and thus it is easier to learn. He left before the Cluj and a shot of his ended in goal of En Nesyri. Happy?I had not played for a long time and I felt very good in Cluj, with good minutes. We wanted to win but in the end it was a good draw, I’m glad I helped the team.Do you think your situation will change now?I want to think that I am important to the team. I have not had many more opportunities to prove it but for that I work every day. I feel better than at the beginning of the campaign and will continue fighting. I think that other times I did well and had no continuity. But I keep insisting, I know I have to be prepared for when my time comes.Lopetegui said it cost him to take the physical form. Is that so?It was the first month. After that I was physically well, but there are players with a lot of quality here and I know I have to be patient.last_img read more

Essequibo Private Sector urges Govt to re-invest in sustainable sectors

first_imgOil and gas moneyThe business community in Region Two, Pomeroon-Supenaam) is calling on the Government to re- invest part of the oil and gas money into sustainable sector in an effort for Guyanese to benefit directly from the oil revenues. This request was made by Chairman of the Essequibo Chambers of Commerce Deleep Singh during a consultation on the draft local content policy.Singh, who spoke on behalf of the region’s private sector, said money earn should be re- invested into the agriculture sector, which creates more employment than the oil industry. He said when the money is spent on other service industries then value can be added to the oil.“Lets don’t paint a picture that Guyana economy depends on oil, oil prices are currently low internationally and this is not good, if we are focusing on oil then use the money and re-invest on other sectors that generates income and provides opportunities for Guyanese,” Singh told the gathering.Singh further explained that the natural resources of any country are the citizens asset and as such Guyanese should be consulted when it comes to the oil Industry.Another businessman, who is a miller and a agro- processor, Rupan Ramotar, also supported Singh’s suggestions stating the revenues earn should be re-invested into the manufacturing sector and other sectors which create greater employment and which will sustain income for Guyanese.During the consultation with the region’s private sector concerns were raised about the procurement and tapping into important contracts and whether locals will be given priority to provide services.The consultation was part of the Natural Resources Ministry outreaches on the draft local content policy framework for the oil and gas sector. The event was held on Thursday at the Region Two Regional Boardroom.The local content policy was developed with input from Consultant Anthony Paul.The Trinidadian Petroleum Specialist conducted a rapid assessment of Guyana’s preparedness for an oil and gas industry as well as outlined the benefits for Guyana.During his presentation, Paul explained that the policy framework seeks to address issues like good governance, beneficial ownership and capacity building and has many opportunities for Guyana. Similar consultations were conducted in Linden and Berbice. (Indrawattie Natram)last_img read more

Mayor Lantz ‘lights the flame’ on Community Awards

first_imgPhoto: Mayor Bruce Lantz lights the flame after announcing the launch of the 2009 Civic and Community Awards – Christine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.caMayor Lantz braved the cold on Tuesday to light the flame in Centennial Park.- Advertisement – The lighting kicked off the 2009 Civic and Community Awards. The theme this year is ‘lighting of the flame’, and ties together many of the events that have taken place over the past year. The flame was chosen this year because it represents energy, enthusiasm and creativity used to foster good will. Fort St. John’s Juno nominated singer and songwriter Danya Manning will headline the event. Categories for the Awards include Athlete of the Year, Artist of the Year and Volunteer Organization of the year. Advertisement There are a total of 27 Awards that will be handed out. The Gala event will be held on Thursday, April 23rd, 2009 at the Pomeroy Hotel. Nomination forms can be picked up at City Hall, or on the city’s website at www.fortstjohn.ca. Tickets for the event will be on sale starting April 1st, 2009.last_img read more

Resilient Tar Heels win

first_img Corey Brewer scored 18 points, Al Horford had 17 and the top-ranked Gators stretched their winning streak to 15 games, pulling away in the second half. Florida (22-2, 9-0 Southeastern Conference) also extended its best start ever in the league by sweeping the season series. No. 4 Wisconsin 71, at Penn State 58 Alando Tucker scored 24 points, Michael Flowers had 12 and the Badgers pulled away after halftime. The Nittany Lions (10-12, 1-8 Big Ten) hung close for much of the game thanks to an active zone and energetic forward Jamelle Cornley, who finished with 20 points. No. 7 Pittsburgh 60, at West Virginia 47 Sam Young scored a career-high 21 points as Pitt dealt the Mountaineers’ their first home loss of the season. The Panthers (21-3, 9-1 Big East) showed no signs of rust from a nine-day layoff and had no trouble scoring inside on the Mountaineers (18-5, 7-4), who were held to a season-low for points. At No. 9 Kansas 97, Kansas State 70 Brandon Rush scored 18 points to lead the Jayhawks in a rough and spirited renewal of a long rivalry that’s been re-energized with the arrival of Bob Huggins. At No. 11 Marquette 67, Rutgers 47 Ousmane Barro had 11 points and 11 rebounds to lead the 21-4, 8-2 Golden Eagles, who opened the Big East with losses to Providence and Syracuse but are unbeaten since, winning eight consecutive games. Jerel McNeal, Wesley Matthews, David Cubillan and Dan Fitzgerald each scored 10 points as Marquette had little trouble in a tuneup before a key game Saturday against No. 22 Georgetown. At Oklahoma 67, No. 17 Oklahoma State 60 Nate Carter scored six of his 18 points in the final minutes to help stave off a late rally. JamesOn Curry, Mario Boggan and David Monds had baskets to cut the lead to three. Terrel Harris then stole the ball from Michael Neal and was fouled but missed both of his free throws with a chance to get the Cowboys within one with 2:47 remaining. That’s where the rally ended. At No. 18 Alabama 80, Mississippi State 79 Ronald Steele drove the length of the court for a layup with 6.7 seconds left for the winining basket. Ben Hansbrough hit the second of two free throws with 14 seconds to play to give the Bulldogs a 79-78 lead. Steele took the inbounds pass, took the ball across midcourt, then accelerated past Jamont Gordon for the winning basket. At No. 20 Kentucky 95, South Carolina 89 Ramel Bradley scored 21 points and Bobby Perry had a season-high 18 for the Wildcats. Kentucky built a 50-28 halftime lead, but with three minutes left, the Gamecocks used two steals to get three baskets – two by Brandon Wallace – in the span of just 12 seconds to cut the lead to 87-77. Tre Kelly got five of his career-high 36 points in the final seconds before time ran out. At No. 21 Southern Illinois 60, Bradley 50 Tony Young scored a season-high 25 points to keep the Salukis tied atop the Missouri Valley Conference. Randal Falker had 13 points and 12 rebounds for the Salukis (20-5, 11-3), who led by as many as 19 in the first half but saw its margin dwindle to five in the closing minutes. No. 22 Georgetown 73, at Louisville 65 Roy Hibbert scored 20 points and grabbed 22 rebounds to lead the Hoyas. Jeff Green scored 16 points and DaJuan Summers had 13 as the Hoyas (17-5, 7-2 Big East) won their sixth consecutive. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By the time the game was entering its final minutes, North Carolina looked fresher and found ways to knock down the critical shots against the fast-starting Blue Devils (18-6, 5-5). North Carolina didn’t take its first lead until there were about five minutes left, but shot 59 percent after halftime and hit 7 of 8 free throws in the final 31 seconds to seal it. “We started to get tougher as the game went on, as it started winding down,” said Hansbrough, who scored 12 points in the second half. “That’s maybe what we need to do at the beginning of the game, too.” Freshman Jon Scheyer had a career-high 26 points for the Blue Devils. No. 1 Florida 71, at Georgia 61 Freshman Brandan Wright scored 19 points and Tyler Hansbrough had 16 to lead the fifth-ranked Tar Heels past No. 16 Duke 79-73, earning their second consecutive win in Cameron Indoor Stadium and handing the Blue Devils their first three-game losing streak in nearly eight years. Rookie Ty Lawson had 15 points for the Tar Heels (21-3, 7-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), who trailed by 10 points early in the second half before finally going ahead to stay in the final minutes. center_img DURHAM, N.C. – The crowd was rowdy and hostile. Duke, determined to end a nagging losing streak, had built a big lead behind a surge of emotion. Yet North Carolina’s youngsters kept coming. And by the end, those Tar Heels had escaped one of college basketball’s most intimidating arenas with a confidence-building win Wednesday night. last_img read more

Robert Adler, 93, co-inventor of TV remote

first_imgBOISE, Idaho – Hit the mute button for a moment of silence: The co-inventor of the TV remote, Robert Adler, has died. Adler, who won an Emmy Award along with fellow engineer Eugene Polley for the device that made the couch potato possible, died Thursday of heart failure at a Boise nursing home at 93, Zenith Electronics Corp. said Friday. In his six-decade career with Zenith, Adler was a prolific inventor, earning more than 180 U.S. patents. He was best known for his 1956 Zenith Space Command remote control, which helped make TV a truly sedentary pastime. In a May 2004 interview with The Associated Press, Adler recalled being among two dozen engineers at Zenith given the mission to find a new way for television viewers to change channels without getting out of their chairs or tripping over a cable. During World War II, Adler specialized in military communications equipment. He later helped develop sensitive amplifiers for ultra high-frequency signals used by radio astronomers and by the U.S. Air Force for long-range missile detection. Adler also was considered a pioneer in SAW technology, or surface acoustic waves, in color television sets and touch screens. The technology has also been used in cellular telephones. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published his most recent patent application, for advances in touch-screen technology, on Feb. 1. His wife, Ingrid, said Adler wouldn’t have chosen the remote control as his favorite invention. In fact, he didn’t even watch much television. “He was more of a reader,” she said. “He was a man who would dream in the night and wake up and say, `I just solved a problem.’ He was always thinking science.” Adler wished he had been recognized for more of his broad-ranging applications that were useful in the war and in space and were building blocks of other technology, she said, “but then the remote control changed the life of every man.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! But he downplayed his role when asked if he felt his invention helped raise a new generation of couch potatoes. “People ask me all the time – `Don’t you feel guilty for it?’ And I say that’s ridiculous,” he said. “It seems reasonable and rational to control the TV from where you normally sit and watch television.” Various sources have credited either Polley, another Zenith engineer, or Adler as the inventor of the device. Polley created the “Flashmatic,” a wireless remote introduced in 1955 that operated on photo cells. Adler introduced ultrasonics, or high-frequency sound, to make the device more efficient in 1956. Zenith credits them as co-inventors, and the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences awarded both Adler and Polley an Emmy in 1997 for the landmark invention. “He was part of a project that changed the world,” Polley said from his home in Lombard, Ill. Adler joined Zenith’s research division in 1941 after earning a doctorate in physics from the University of Vienna. He retired as research vice president in 1979, and served as a technical consultant until 1999, when Zenith merged with LG Electronics Inc. last_img

HARPS HOPING FOR FULL POINTS AWAY TO WATERFORD

first_imgFinn Harps’ squad strength will be tested to the full on Friday night when they finally play their first away game of the 2011 campaign. Two weeks ago, Harps’ trip to Athlone was called off due to a waterlogged pitch, but Waterford United await the visit of Harps to the south-east on Friday with both sides looking for their first victory of the season. Harps have opened their campaign with back-to-back home 2-2 draws against Limerick and Monaghan United, leading twice in both games but still only managing to pick up a point. However, they have finished both games with ten men after Mark Forker seen red against Limerick, and Tommy Bonner was sent-off last Friday against Monaghan. While James Gallagher had sympathy with Forker regarding his opening day red-card, he had no such words of comfort for Bonner.“It’s unacceptable and I don’t want the likes of that,” Gallagher said. “It’s no good to me and it’s no good to Finn Harps.  He’s a senior player and he should be leading by example with a young lad like Raymond Foy in beside him.  He said the Monaghan player clipped his ankle but there was no need to respond in the way he did.” Both players will sit out Friday’s trip to the RSC to face Stephen Henderson’s side who have started the season with just one point from two games – a 0-0 draw at home to Athlone Town was followed by a 2-0 defeat against Monaghan at Gortakeegan.  “I supposed it’s clichéd but it was a game of two halves really,” commented Gallagher as he looked back on Friday’s draw with Monaghan.“We were in good control of the game in the first half and we got our rewards with the goal before half-time having put Monaghan under a lot of pressure.  It’s one where you don’t want to see half-time coming but you expect players to keep doing what they were doing but it doesn’t always work out like that. “Monaghan came out well at the start of the second half and they were well up and at it.  We never really saw much of the ball and didn’t make great use of it.  The first goal was avoidable and it let them back into the game.  Kevin’s second goal pulled it out of the hat but I thought if we could’ve regrouped we would’ve held on from there. “We need a wee bit more about it to win games like that.  We are always trying to make the players more mentally strong and tuned.  You have to respond to different situations.  There’s a mentality thing that’s been here since I took over and if we were a little stronger we could’ve won that game.” Not only will Gallagher have to plan without the suspended midfield duo of Forker and Bonner and long term injury victims Garbhan Friel and Christy Conaghan for tonight’s long trip south, but his squad will also be missing the services of winger Marc Brolly who took a knock to the knee during last week’s draw with Monaghan.  And centre-back Paddy McLaughlin is also a doubt with a groin strain. Raymond Foy, who started in place of Forker in midfield last week is likely to get another start, while Gary Whoriskey and Keith Cowan could also be in line to see their first action of the season on Friday.“Raymond (Foy) done very well last week to win the penalty, got about the pitch but going down to Waterford it’s a different ball-game altogether.  They’re a big, physical team and obviously we’ll have to approach the game slightly different to what we did for the Monaghan game.“With Brolly, Forker and Bonnar out it leaves you short of three important players but it’s not so bad because we can call on the likes Oisin McMenamin, Gary Merritt, Keith Cowan, Aaron O’Hagan and Raymond too; they’ll all be in contention for a spot in the team”, said the Harps boss. Harps have a miserable record in Waterford, and you have to go all the way back to August 2001 to find a last Harps victory at the RSC.  Then, Harps came out winners by the odd goal in seven.  The last three visits there have all ended in defeat.  However, Gallagher said that he is taking his team down there to try and win.“We’ll not be going down there looking for a 0-0 draw, we’ll always approach the game looking to play attacking football,” he said. “Our midfield has obviously been ravaged with the loss off Mark and Tommy and, whereas last year I felt we couldn’t play this system because we mightn’t have had the personnel, it’s important not to force it.  We might have to set up slightly different but we’ll still be geared towards playing attacking football.  I think we still have the players that if we can keep things tight, not give away any silly mistakes, that we have enough quality to score goals. “People might be arguing that Kevin (McHugh) is playing up top on his own but if he carries on the way he has, we’ll have no problem with that and neither will Kevin.  He is really enjoying the role at the minute and hopefully will continue to bang in the goals.” Suspended: Mark Forker (2nd of 3 Matches), Tommy Bonner (Automatic 1 Match ban)Doubtful: Paddy McLaughlin (groin)Injured: Marc Brolly (ankle), Garbhan Friel (knee), Christy Conaghan (knee).Unavailable: None.Form Guide (last six league games)Finn Harps: L-W-D-W-D-D (9 pts)Waterford United: W-W-W-W-D-L (13 pts)Last six games away to Waterford United25-Mar-05 – Lost 1-2 (Premier Division)09-Sep-05 – Drew 2-2 (Premier Division)23-Nov-07 – Drew 3-3 (Promotion/Relegation Play-Off)28-Jul-09 – Lost 0-4 (First Division)23-Apr-10 – Lost 0-2 (First Division)09-Oct-10 – Lost 1-3 (First Division)Finn Harps Goalscorers 2011Kevin McHugh – 3Gareth Harkin – 1 Finn Harps Results 2011 (Harps goalscorer in brackets)4th March 2011 – Finn Harps 2-2 Limerick (McHugh, Harkin)18th March 2011 – Finn Harps 2-2 Monaghan United (McHugh 2)HARPS HOPING FOR FULL POINTS AWAY TO WATERFORD was last modified: March 25th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:finn harpsgallagherharkinwaterfordlast_img read more

FLOODY HELL – WHO PUT THE LIGHTS OUT AT AURA?

first_imgThe recent flooding at the Aura Leisure Centre is a lot worse than first thought.Management at the centre in Letterkenny have been forced to tell sporting clubs that the outdoor floodlights may not be working until after Christmas. However, the centre is trying its best to accommodate the hundreds of children and sportspeople who use the centre each week.Many clubs who have block-booked the all-weather pitches at the centre are now being accommodated inside the centre.Those attending are asked to wear trainers instead of football boots.FLOODY HELL – WHO PUT THE LIGHTS OUT AT AURA? was last modified: November 24th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:newsSportlast_img read more

FAILTE IRELAND OFFICIALLY OPEN NEW FARM ADVENTURE CENTRE IN DONEGAL

first_imgThe official opening of the Castle Adventure Open Farm, at Wardtown Castle, Ballyshannon took place on Friday last with Máire Áine Gardiner from Failte Ireland declaring the fabulous new facility officially open.The latest tourism attraction in South Donegal is situated 3 miles from Ballyshannon on the Rossnowlagh road, in the picturesque town land of Wardtown. The open farm was developed in the original farm yard of Wardtown Castle which was built in the 17th century and although in disrepair it is still an impressive building to this day.The Open Farm hosts lots of fun activities with plenty of activities to enjoy under cover in the barns, including Bunny cuddling, Lamb Bottle-feeding etc.There is loads of indoor fun and play in the huge indoor activity centre, sandpit, and of course trips on our barrel amazing train.You can also drive a real digger and discover the huge outdoor Adventure Playground. You may pay a visit to the coach house coffee shop to sample our mouth-watering homebaking or simply daze at the amazing craftsmanship that was involved in the old Castle buildings construction.These are just some of the features at this very unique Adventure Open Farm.Speaking at the opening, Chairman of Donegal Local Development Company (DLDC), Mr Jim Slevin representing the funders of the project stated that “LEADER is one of the core funding programmes administered by DLDC and it has played a major role in revitalising rural communities and the rural economy of Donegal.The Castle Adventure Open Farm is a testament to the success of LEADER and indeed the entire Tourism sector within Donegal”.He went on to congratulate the Patton family and acknowledge their commitment and input and who’s idea and vision had taking us here today.Also speaking at the opening Máire Áine Gardiner, Failte Ireland said “”Failte Ireland are delighted to see the realization of the Farm Diversification project under the Rural Development Programme at Castle Adventure Open Farm. “Visitors are increasing looking for quality rural tourism experiences of a high standard where the whole family can enjoy our spectacular environment but also have some wet weather options as well.“We congratulate the Patton family on taking this initiative and look forward to promoting this new attraction for many years to come.”Hugh John Patton on behalf of the Patton family “We would like to take this opportunity to thank DLDC and their Board for their commitment and support during this project as without their support this project would not be possible.“We would like to give a special word of thanks to Frank Kelly and his team in DLDC for all their hard work and input into this project. “We are overwhelmed with the amount of support and well wishes we have received from our neighbour and the local community.“We have waited over 3 years for this day and are delighted now that our dream has now become reality. With the foundations that DLDC helped us to establish we hope to grow this business further in the coming years.“The overall cost of the new project was close to €400K but as you can see from the high standard this project was finished to, it was money well spent.FAILTE IRELAND OFFICIALLY OPEN NEW FARM ADVENTURE CENTRE IN DONEGAL was last modified: May 18th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:BusinessFeaturesnewslast_img read more

Are vehicles the mobile sensor beds of the future?

first_imgWhen people think of a car, they think of the thing that gets them from one place to the next. Traditionally they have been just that: a tool with a single function – to get someone, or something, from one place to another.With the advent of new vehicle designs and the addition of new technology, that is going to change. Just like phones have evolved over the last two decades from a single purpose tool to one with countless functions, vehicles are now undergoing something similar.New vehicles are being built with an increasing number of sensors. These sensors are not only measuring how the vehicle is operating, but are starting to measure the environmental conditions they are being used in too. Future vehicles will effectively become mobile sensor beds, collecting data, at a granular level, across the whole planet.The massive amounts of data being generated will be perfect for the application of machine learning. The created algorithms will have an unprecedented level of understanding on how the environments outside the vehicles will change over time,Imagine a car that selected a playlist based on driving conditions. Or that knew an icy patch was up ahead because the car that drove past that point an hour ago sensed wet road conditions and the temperature has just dropped to the point that it will freeze. These are just the tip of the iceberg on some of the things machine learning will bring to vehicles on the road.Startups are leading the chargeCurrent technology tends to revolve around the creation or aggregation of data with an intended future application to machine learning. Nauto and UrbanLogiq are two startups in this space.Nauto is building a data set to help OEMs and other partners develop the next generation of autonomous capability for vehicles in urban areas. However, their data set also includes things such as road conditions and how they change over time. This could be used, alongside machine learning, in the future to determine when and where cities should do maintenance to optimize their budgets and road safety.UrbanLogiq is not building a data set, but preparing governments for the arrival smart car technology. They’re building a platform that would integrate data from systems like Nauto with the government’s own traffic sensor data to facilitate responsive traffic light timing. Using machine-learning, this aggregation of data will help city planners understand and predict the evolution of their communitiesThis month, Google has also made a play in this space to tackle a common pain in city driving – finding where to park. They are using the data they collect to create predictions on where there might be free parking.Creating an intelligent futureThese technologies are just the start of how environment data collected from vehicles will change the world. With millions of vehicles on the roads every day, they will be collecting data everywhere and on potentially everything they come across.A change that will probably happen in the near future is related to weather data, patterns, and forecasts. Each vehicle could be constantly collecting temperature, pressure, and potentially even wind speed and uploading all that data to a centralized system. With millions of vehicles on the road, you have a geographic data set that is extremely granular allowing strong predictions on how the weather will change over time. With machine vision added to these vehicles, the possibilities increase exponentially, allowing for exact positioning of lightning, and high-resolution, three-dimensional modeling of storm fronts.Once you have strong weather predictions you can merge the data set with supply chain data. This will allow companies to optimize their supply chain and inventory based on future weather. The concept of shelves being out of stock due to weather or a manufacturing bottleneck due to parts being unexpectedly delayed will become a thing of the past. Companies will be able to leverage the environmental data coming off vehicles to allow them to optimize their operations around future weather.Another situation you will see is machine learning driven advice on when to schedule events. You might be able to get a warning that by scheduling an event at one time, the weather coupled with traffic will make it take an hour to get there. However, if you schedule it an hour earlier, it may only take 15 minutes.Environmental sensors could even be merged with sensors monitoring the driver or passengers in the vehicle. Knowledge of what conditions make a driver feel stressed or relaxed could be used to determine when they should drive or be driven for them to feel best.We can look forward to a future where our vehicles will understand the environments they will be operating in and how that knowledge will be used to optimize our lives.Allowing vehicles to understand the environmentRethinking what a vehicle is. Vehicles transitioning from simply a transportation tool to a series of sensors that travel across the world. These sensors could pick up changing road conditions or weather patterns. These large new data sets can then be used by governments (road repairs), insurance, or routing purposes and will allow people to make the best data-driven decisions.This article is part of our connected cars series. You can download a high-resolution version of the landscape featuring 250 companies here. 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SPORT-IPL-LAXMAN 2 LAST

first_img“In the last two years, we were told we did not have “In the last two years, we were told we did not have enough fire power in the middle order. Now, if you see, Naman Ojha in the last match had come at number seven, Moises (Henriques) at number six and Deepak Hooda at number five and Morgan at four,” Laxman said. “So, I think we got enough depth in our batting. Bowlers like Bipul (Sharma) and Karn (Sharma) can also bat and so does Bhuvneshwar Kumar. So, I think we are very pleased. “But, in T20 format, its also important that your top 3 batsmen perform and invariably, when that happens, you are always in a comfortable position to pile up a big total or chase a big total. So, the importance of the top three is very crucial,” Laxman said. He also complimented the way SRH bowlers, including Bhunveshwar Kumar, Mustafizur Rahman, Barinder Sran have performed in the recent matches. “We are very pleased with the way our bowlers have performed. Especially, if you see the last two games against formidable batting line ups, our bowlers did really well. Not to single out anyone, as a bowling group, I thought, to defend both the teams below 150 was exceptional on good batting wickets. Thats something which we want to continue,” he said. Laxman said seasoned players Ashish Nehra and Yuvraj Singh, who are recovering from injuries, would be invaluable when they join the team after being declared fit. “To answer when Nehra and Yuvraj comes, both of them are match winners and experienced players. We are fortunate to have both of them. We will try to use their experience. “I am sure both of them are raring to go. But, we have to wait on their fitness. Once, both of them are fit, they will be invaluable to win the matches. Its important to have match winners. We do not want to rely on one or two individuals to win us matches. the more the number, the better for us.” Replying to a query, Laxman said Hyderabads key player Kane Williamson is now fit. The 41-year-old from Hyderabad said captain David Warner does have a big say in team selection and that the playing XI is picked as per teams requirements. “But, I think me, Tom (Moody), Murali (Muralidharan), along with David, we sit down and select the XI and we choose the XI depending on the opposition we are playing and depending on the condition we are going to confront,” he said. “But, having said that, I think we want to be as consistent as possible with our selection. I have experienced in the past, if you chop and change with one or two bad performances, it will create a feeling of insecurity within the group which we dont want. “Over the years, we have been very consistent in giving opportunities to each and every individual. Warner definitely has a big say in picking up the XI,” he said. PTI SJR ATK ATKadvertisementlast_img read more