ICC Champions Trophy: R Ashwin ready to do battle for India again on ‘placid pitches’

first_imgRejuvenated after a two-month break, India’s premier off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin says that he is ready with a bagful of new tricks, which he hopes to display during the upcoming Champions Trophy.After a gruelling home season of 13 Tests, Ashwin was advised rest during the IPL and the tweaker’s next assignment is India’s Champions Trophy defence.”I might be able to throw something new in this tournament (Champions Trophy), hopefully. I am equipped enough to do so. The two warm-up games (vs New Zealand, vs Bangladesh) will give me an indication on how well I go in the tournament,” Ashwin said on the sidelines of the CEAT Tyres annual awards function.”It depends on how well my variations will come to fore, so just hoping that these practice matches can be put to good use and I bring something new to the table and give something new to the team,” a confident Ashwin said.Ashwin said that changed rules with four fielders outside the 30-yard circle and two new balls from both ends forces every bowler to think out of the box.”There have been rule changes to what ICC has done to one day format, and there is no point in going with same set of skills time and again, unless the game change your skill or let the game take the demand out of you.”It’s been going through my head and I have been working on lot of stuff based on how the game is changing,” said the senior pro.advertisementAshwin feels that one needs to prepare keeping placid wickets in mind.”I feel you have to be prepaid for any challenge thrown at you and I generally expect placid wickets and that’s the way I prepare for limited overs format. As far pressure is concerned, it is about handling one game at a time, as you build up to every game, you start becoming a favorite.”On a very successful season that went by, Ashwin termed it as “surreal”.”Honestly feels surreal right now as I had a month and half break. These wickets (in the past season) have come and they are result of how much have strived for excellence, all I am trying to do is use this experience,” said Ashwin.Ashwin feels that IPL has proved to be beneficial for not only Indian players but also talented cricketers from overseas.”IPL has only done good for Indian cricket. A lot of players from other countries have echoed the same feeling about how much talent India is throwing up from IPL and it will continue to happen,” signed off Ashwin.last_img read more

VersaLogic expands Arm-based computer product line

first_img Continue Reading Previous ST: free safety-design package for certification of STM32-based IEC 61508 applicationsNext MIPS: I7200 multi-threaded processor for advanced LTE/5G and networking IC designs VersaLogic Corporation announces the Zebra—the latest in their new line of production-ready Arm-based embedded computers. Featuring models with either the NXP i.MX6 Solo (single core), or the i.MX6 DualLite (dual core) processors, the Zebra is rated for full industrial temperature operation. The compact 95 x 95 mm computer board typically consumes less than 3W of power when operating.Unlike many Arm-based “modules” VersaLogic’s new Arm-based products are complete board-level computers. They do not require additional carrier cards, companion boards, connector break-out boards, or other add-ons to function.For ease of mounting and future upgrades, the Zebra product conforms to the size and mounting points of the industry standard COM Compact format. Unlike proprietary-format Arm products, VersaLogic Arm boards provide a standardized mounting pattern for simplified upgrading in the future. The Zebra embedded computer board is ready for off-the-shelf deployment into demanding industrial, defense, and aerospace applications requiring rugged, long-life, power efficient, industrial temperature rated solutions.Both Zebra models include soldered-on memory, and a variety of I/O. The on-board I/O includes a Gigabit Ethernet port with network boot capability, two USB 2.0 Ports, serial I/O (RS-232), CAN Bus, I2C, and SPI. An on-board 6-axis e-compass is optional.Designed for COTs and MCOTS, Zebra can be modified for your application in quantities as low as 100 pieces. Many applications that require lower power or lower heat dissipation still need very high levels of reliability. Designed and tested for industrial temperature (-40° to +85°C) operation, VersaLogic’s Zebra also meets MIL-STD-202G specifications to withstand high impact and vibration. Carefully engineered and validated, Zebra excels in unforgiving environments.VersaLogic understands the needs of medical and military OEMs. Designed with careful component choices, and long product life in mind, Zebra addresses the challenges of short product lifecycles. VersaLogic’s 10+ year life-extension programs offers long production cycles free from expensive migration changes and upgrades.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules last_img read more

PRESIDENT OBAMA COMMUTES 102 SENTENCES

first_imgFour Iowa men and a woman from Nebraska will serve shorter prison sentences after President Barack Obama granted them clemency.Most of the 102 offenders in Thursday’s announcement committed drug crimes considered nonviolent.They include Kenny Siepker of Carroll who had six years knocked off his 31 years.Maria Conchita Marino of West Point, Nebraska will be released from prison in 2018 after serving half of her 20 year sentence.Obama has commuted 774 inmate sentences, more than the previous 11 presidents put together.last_img