HC seeks reply on petition challenging constitution of Noida

first_imgSports TrustAllahabad, May 31 (PTI) The Allahabad High Court today directed Uttar Pradeshs Principal Secretary (Urban Development) to file a counter affidavit on a petition challenging constitution of the Noida Sports Trust. A Division Bench comprising Justice Arun Tandon and Justice Umesh Chandra Tripathi passed the order on the petition of District Tennis Association of Noida, which has challenged constitution of the trust by the Noida Authority.The petitioner organization has contended that being a local body, it had no power to constitute such a trust. It has been further alleged that officials of the Noida Authority were made members of the trust “not in the name of their respective designation or post but in their individual names”. The court fixed July 6 as the next date of hearing in the matter. PTI CORR NAC ARK AKKlast_img read more

India vs Pakistan Final, Champions Trophy 2017: Fakhar Zaman creates history with third consecutive fifty

first_imgPakistan opener Fakhar Zaman proved his mettle once again with a sublime half-century against India at the ICC Champions Trophy final.Fakhar made his debut in the ongoing edition of the ICC Champions Trophy against South Africa and has been his captain’s first choice opener alongside Azhar Ali. In his first game at Birmingham, Fakhar scored 31 off 30 balls to keep his place in the remaining matches of the Champions Trophy.High on confidence, the 27-year-old then struck 50 against Sri Lanka in their last league game, then 57 against hosts England in the semi-final and is going strong with another fifty against India in the final.Fakhar Zaman becomes the 1st Pakistani batsman to make three 50s in his first four ODI games!#CT2017final#IndvPak#CT17- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) June 18, 2017He also became the second Pakistan opener to hit three consecutive fifties after Majid Khan in the ICC events.Fakhar also became the first Pakistan batsman to score three half-centuries in first four One Day Internationalslast_img read more

Wimbledon 2017: Bethanie Mattek-Sands hospitalised after suffering knee injury

first_imgAmerica’s Bethanie Mattek-Sands was stretchered off court screaming in pain after suffering a serious knee injury during her second-round women’s singles match at Wimbledon on Thursday.Mattek-Sands was playing Romania’s Sorana Cirstea on outside Court 17 when she appeared to slip as she approached the net at the beginning of the third set then collapsed awkwardly to the grass.After a moment’s silence she suddenly screamed out in pain, then shouted “help me,” clutching her right leg.Cirstea approached her then looked shocked as Mattek-Sands continued to cry out in pain as everybody around the court initially seemed stunned.Medical personnel then attended and she was treated by doctors on the court for more than 20 minutes on court, and given oxygen and an injection.Still clearly in pain she continued to scream out. “It hurts, hurts so much.”Best wishes to @BMATTEK who has been taken to hospital with an acute knee injury after falling in her 2nd round match against Sorana Cirstea pic.twitter.com/K6NqozkiMb- Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) 6 July 2017The 32-year-old has won three grand slam doubles titles with Czech Lucie Safarova, who was crying courtside during the incident, and if she had won at Wimbledon would have held all four at the same time.The Woman’s Tennis Association said Mattek-Sands had suffered an acute knee injury and had been taken straight to hospital.last_img read more

Dia Mirza turns Radha for Anju Modis show at ICW

first_imgNew Delhi, Jul 28 (PTI) As the runway turned into the picture perfect grasslands of Vrindavan, actress Dia Mirza channelised a Radha avatar for designer Anju Modis couture collection, Sunehari Kothi.Dressed in a full-sleeved embroidered maroon velvet blouse and multicoloured lehenga with sheer off-white dupatta, the actress-producer walked to the tunes of flute, sarangi and live singing, which echoed the essence of Lord Krishnas playful personality.Dia also wore heavy polki jewellery with a maang-tika and bindi and completed her look with a dark red lip colour with minimal make-up.The actress said she felt “exquisite” wearing the dress crafted by the “Bajirao Mastani” designer as she believed Anjus style is quite similar to her fashion taste.”Im so proud to be Anju Modijis showstopper. She is one of those designers who has, through almost 20 years of her career, been responsible for protecting and nurturing our heritage.”Shes taken handicrafts and textiles to the next level. She likes to stick to her Indian roots and doesnt like messing it up. Its delicate and intricate,” Dia said.Talking about the clothes, the actress said it has resonance of an era gone by, yet it is contemporary and comfortable.”As a nature lover, I felt great to be a part of this collection. Sunehari Kothi transported me to another world. I felt timeless, depicting Radha through this collection.”The models, both male and female, were draped in shades of white, cream, pinks with the pitambar (yellow) dupattas ? a colour worn by Krishna on ceremonial events.advertisementThe dhotis, churidaars with skirts, round-cut kurtas, lehengas and dresses dominated the collection, with men also sporting the half-turban-esque headgear with rich broaches, resembling Vishnus reincarnation.Silver brocades, paintings of doe-eyed gopis, cows, deer and peacocks brought out the Kishangarh style of miniature art form with the models wearing embroidered mojaris.”It is inspired from Indian miniature art. Thats what I thought ? Dia is like a princess from Rajasthan, thats from where the collection came about. Im thankful to Princess Vaishnavi from Kishangarh who helped me understand the 350- year-old art form,” Anju said.”We have been seeing such portraits as a part of our heritage and it says something about our how countrys fashion was in those days. For my research, I went to Kishangarh and did all my homework there.”In her collection, the designer used a range of fabrics such as organic and handloom textiles that she has continued to develop in her 25-year-long career. The collection had abundance of Chanderis, velvets, pure silk, organza, and a hint of jungle art, Vrindavan raas.”Years ago, the fashion style of royals and even commoners was couture-ish. Thats what we are trying to revive. We are adding what can to make it more wearable and to suit our lifestyle and yet maintain our heritage,” she said. PTI RDS JCHlast_img read more

Victoria Azarenka to miss US Open over child custody battle

first_imgTwo-time Grand Slam winner Victoria Azarenka has withdrawn from the US Open as she is not allowed to take her baby son out of California amid a custody battle with her former partner.The 28-year-old Belarusian returned to action in June, after the birth of her son Leo last December, and had been hopeful that legal arrangements could be worked out to allow her to compete in the August 28-September 10 Grand Slam in New York.”I am sadly unable to compete in this year’s US Open due to my ongoing family situation that I am working through,” former world number one Azarenka, a finalist at Flushing Meadows in 2012 and 2013, said in a statement.”While I will dearly miss being in New York and playing in one of my favourite tournaments where I have enjoyed some of the best moments in my career, I am already looking forward to being back next year.”Due to the custody battle, Azarenka is unwilling to leave her son behind in California, where she has a home and where her child was born.In an open letter posted on social media last week, Azarenka said no one should ever have to decide between a child and their career. She also said the only way she could play in the US Open is if she left her child behind in California, which she was not willing to do.Since returning to action, Azarenka has reached the last 16 at the Mallorca Open in June and Wimbledon.Azarenka’s withdrawal has opened up a place for Japan’s Misa Eguchi in the main draw at the year’s final Grand Slam.advertisementlast_img read more

Centre asks states to observe birth anniversary of Patel

first_imgNew Delhi, Oct 16 (PTI) The Centre has asked all states to observe the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel as a day to foster and reinforce the governments dedication to strengthen unity, integrity and security of the nation.Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lead the nation in paying tributes to the countrys first home minister.He would offer floral tributes on the statue of Patel in Delhi, followed by administering pledge and flagging off the Run for Unity, Additional Secretary in the Home Ministry Praveen Kumar Srivastava told reporters here.Home Minister Rajnath Singh has written to chief ministers, and ministers of the Union government, to organise the pledge, run for unity and march on the occasion, he said.”The government observes October 31 all over the country as a day of special occasion to foster and reinforce the governments dedication to preserve and strengthen unity, integrity and security of our nation by celebrating it as a Rashtriya Ekta Diwas to commemorate the birth anniversary of Sardar Patel,” Srivastava said.The 1.5 km Run in Delhi will start from the National Stadium, where a large number of people, including sports personalities like P V Sindhu, Mitali Raj and Sardar Singh, are expected to take part.The state governments were asked to encourage college and school students to participate in the national unity day events.Srivastava said around 15,000 people had participated in the event in Delhi last year and the number will go up this year.October 31 is also the death anniversary of former prime minister Indira Gandhi. PTI ACB ABHadvertisementlast_img read more

BCCI calls Sreesanth wanting to play for another country as ’empty talk’

first_imgBoard of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) acting secretary Amitabh Chaudhary on Friday said former pacer S. Sreesanth is indulging in empty talk by saying he can play for any other country.Recently, Sreesanth had hinted that he might spend the rest of his career playing for another country in the wake of the Kerala High Court’s decision to restore the life time ban on him.He had also pointed out that the BCCI had banned him from playing in India, but not the the International Cricket Council (ICC) and, therefore, he is free to play for any other country.”BCCI has imposed the ban, not ICC. If not India, I can play for any other country, because I am 34 now and I can only play for maximum six more years. As a person who loves cricket, I want to play cricket. And not only that, BCCI is a private firm; it is only us who say that this is the Indian team, but you know BCCI is a private body after all,” Sreesanth had said at an event in Dubai.Hitting back, Chaudhary said the ICC is very clear that any player who is banned by any full member can neither play for any other full member nor for any other association.The BCCI acting secretary added that all this is just empty talk and that the BCCI is very well aware of their legal position.On Tuesday, a division bench of the Kerala High Court had restored the life time ban imposed by the BCCI on Sreesanth in connection with the 2013 Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing scandal.advertisementAllowing the appeal filed by the BCCI, the division bench headed by Chief Justice held that there is no violation of natural justice against the cricketer and quashed the single bench order in Sreesanth’s favour..Earlier, the BCCI had appealed to the Division Bench of Kerala High Court against lifting the life-time ban on the tainted pacer.Sreesanth was banned by the BCCI for his alleged role in the IPL spot-fixing in 2013.A single-judge bench of the Kerala High Court had earlier passed an order that the bowler’s life-ban be lifted.The court had also dropped all the charges against Sreesanth after he filed a plea challenging the life ban imposed on him.last_img read more

Tanaka, Yanks, Eke Past A’s, 2-1

first_imgNEW YORK — John Jaso stepped to the plate in the first inning with a specific plan on how to approach Masahiro Tanaka. Be patient, get a good look at what he throws.And then Jaso swung at the first pitch and sent it over the right-field wall.That was all Oakland got, though, as Tanaka tamed the highest-scoring team in the majors and the New York Yankees ended the Athletics’ five-game winning streak, 2-1 on June 5. “I know my first at-bat I hit the home run, but I actually went up there telling myself to see pitches,” Jaso said.“I think he was trying to get ahead, because I’m a guy that likes to take pitches and kind of work deep into the count. I think he was just trying to get strike one on me,” he said.Facing the A’s for the first time, Tanaka (9-1) got a jolt when Jaso homered as the second batter in the game. But that was the only run the Japanese rookie allowed in six innings, and he exited with an AL-leading 2.02 ERA.Tanaka gave up five hits, struck out four and walked one as the Yankees stopped a four-game skid. He retired 10 straight batters after Jaso’s homer and left several A’s taking tentative swings.As Tanaka has demonstrated during his first 12 starts in the majors — at least six innings with three or fewer earned runs, all of them — he toughens up when there’s trouble. He twice escaped two-out, two-on jams, and threw 104 pitches overall to a team known for grinding out at-bats.Jaso had his chance in the fifth and popped up to end the inning. After homering off Tanaka early, “I kind of knew he was going to come with soft stuff, and he did,” Jaso said. “His split-finger started working for him there and he got me to pop up with runners on base.”Before the game, A’s Manager Bob Melvin said there was some “intrigue” to seeing Tanaka up close, kidding he would’ve preferred Oakland miss the ace’s turn.“We made him work some, maybe a little bit more than he’s had to, where his pitch count got up and they had to get him out,” Melvin said. “But you can see why his numbers are the way they are. He’s got a lot of pitches.”David Robertson worked the ninth for his 13th save in 15 chances, helped by a lucky bounce.Stephen Vogt singled with one out and pinch-runner Craig Gentry stole second. Alberto Callaspo followed with a hard grounder that deflected off Robertson’s leg, and first baseman Mark Teixeira corralled the carom and flipped to the pitcher covering the bag for an out. Pinch-hitter Derek Norris looked at strike three for the final out.“I was probably the happiest guy in the stadium that the ball hit me,” Robertson said.Shortly after he was inserted for speed and defense, Yankees right fielder Ichiro Suzuki blunted Oakland’s bid to tie it in the eighth with a sliding catch on Brandon Moss’ liner into the gap with runners on first and second.After a wild pitch, Adam Warren struck out Yoenis Cespedes to end the inning. The Yankees broke a six-game losing streak to Oakland. The A’s own the top record in the AL, and best road mark in the majors.Brett Gardner hit a leadoff homer in the third against Drew Pomeranz (5-3) for a 2-1 lead. Pomeranz pitched a season-high seven innings and gave up six hits and one earned run.Jacoby Ellsbury almost had a two-run homer for the Yankees in the first. He hit a drive to the top of the right-field wall, hustled around the bases and slid into second.The umpires, however, ruled it a home run and Ellsbury got up and trotted to the plate and into the dugout. Melvin challenged the call and it was overturned to a double.Alfonso Soriano broke an 0-for-16 slump with an RBI single in the second, set up when Brian McCann singled and continued to second as the ball skipped past Moss in left field for an error.(BEN WALKER, AP Baseball Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Brazil’s former FIFA boss Havelange, 100, dies in Rio

first_imgSource: ReutersTweetPinShare0 Shares Joao Havelange, the former president of FIFA, died in Rio de Janeiro’s Samaritano Hospital on Tuesday, the hospital said, without giving further details until authorised by his family.The former Olympic swimmer and water polo player for Brazil had been in and out of the hospital in recent months with respiratory problems.Havelange, who was 100, was the first non-European to head the International Football Federation (FIFA), world football‘s governing body. He helped to transform the group and its flagship event, the World Cup, into a multibillion-dollar enterprise.After serving 24 years as head of FIFA, Havelange resigned as its honorary president amid corruption allegations against him and others in 2013.The Engenhao stadium in Rio de Janeiro, where many of the Rio Olympic events are currently underway, was named in his honorlast_img read more

Robinson and Metta World Peace to Lakers

first_imgAccording to the Vertical, Metta World Peace has reached agreement on a deal to re-sign with the Los Angeles Lakers and free-agent forward Thomas Robinson has agreed to a one-year deal with same team.Robinson, 25, has been working out daily for the Lakers and plans to sign Thursday. The Lakers have 14 guaranteed salaries – with Yi Jianlian on a strong partial guarantee – giving Robinson an opportunity to make the regular-season roster.World Peace, 36, has been working out daily with the Lakers, and the two sides finalized a contract for training camp on Wednesday.Source: Eurohoops.netTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Nowitzki Announces Retirement After Final Home Game for Mavs (Vid)

first_imgDALLAS — Dirk Nowitzki notched season highs in points, shots and minutes before telling Dallas Mavericks fans that his record 21st season with the same franchise would be his last.Then the 40-year-old said he gave just about all he had in what he knew would be his final home game , which might make the last game of his career at San Antonio on Wednesday night little more than a curtain call. It’s a fitting finale in some regards because the Spurs were probably Nowitzki’s biggest rivals.“I’m going to try to play a little bit tomorrow and still enjoy and hoist a few jumpers,” said Nowitzki, who had 30 points on 31 shots in 33 minutes in a 120-109 win over Phoenix. “Tonight for me, of course, was the big night. One more time in front of these amazing fans that have supported me and pushed me over two decades.”The 14-time All-Star said the Mavericks bought more than 300 tickets in order for employees to attend what everyone now knows will be his final game. And the most accomplished European player in NBA history is merely playing out the string again in a third straight season without the playoffs, the longest drought of Nowitzki’s career.But on Nowitzki’s special night, nobody was thinking about the Mavericks never winning another playoff series with the best player in franchise history after he led them to their only championship in 2011.Not any of the former NBA stars who made the trip. Larry Bird, Charles Barkley, Scottie Pippen, Shawn Kemp and countryman Detlef Schrempf took the court Tuesday night and gave brief speeches in honor of the player who was shown in an old video listing each of them as among those he idolized growing up in Germany.And certainly not coach Rick Carlisle or owner Mark Cuban, who promised Nowitzki a job for life, a jersey retirement and a statue. Plus, the win over the Suns did allow the Mavericks to avoid a second straight 50-loss season.“I was so happy for Dirk,” Carlisle said. “The only thing he’s ever cared about is bringing this fan base success, and helping these fans experience success, and ultimate success. This wasn’t a winning season, but it was triumphant in many ways because of the respect and all of attention Dirk got for 21 years being with the same franchise.”Nowitzki said he had broken down emotionally a few times in private since deciding in recent days that it was time to retire, including on the day of his final home game with his wife, Jessica Nowitzki, after putting on the suit he wore to the arena.But the league’s 2007 MVP and 2011 NBA Finals MVP also knew how difficult the past two seasons had been physically, including missing the first 26 games of his final campaign after a longer-than-expected recovery from ankle surgery last April. Nowitzki was experiencing flare-ups in his feet and ankles late this season.“It takes a lot at 40 to get ready every night and then with the foot pain,” Nowitzki said. “It just took a little bit of the fun away from the sport I love. I think that actually made the decision easier for me.”The highest-scoring foreign-born player in NBA history has 31,540 points with a game left. Nowitzki eclipsed 10,000 defensive rebounds late this season — and fans who went wild nearly every time he hit a shot even cheered those moments.The only 7-footer to win the All-Star 3-point shooting contest was the first player of his size to be a legitimate threat behind the arc. All of the game’s biggest stars say that dimension changed the game, and many of them emulated his signature one-legged fadeaway jumper — the shot he used on his final bucket at home late in the fourth quarter.“You want to leave the game in a better place than you got it, and you’ve done that,” Kemp said during the postgame ceremony. “Not only did you bring a championship to Dallas, you are a champion.”With one more game before his final goodbye.”This was my last home game.”Dirk Nowitzki teared up officially announcing his retirement ? pic.twitter.com/olv6dhjqiR— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) April 10, 2019TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Binnington, Blues Beat Bruins 2-1, Lead Stanley Cup 3-2 (Pics, Video)

first_imgBOSTON— From last place in the league to the brink of their first Stanley Cup championship, the St. Louis Blues need one more win to complete their improbable journey.They have a young goaltender leading the way.Jordan Binnington stopped 38 shots, and the Blues withstood the emotional rush of Zdeno Chara’s return to beat the Bruins 2-1 on Thursday night and take a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven final. They can win the championship at home in Game 6 on Sunday night.“We’ve had quite the season so far. We’ve been through quite a lot,” defenseman Colton Parayko said. “But we continued to battle. We never gave up on each other. It put us closer together, especially now.”One game after chopping down the Bruins’ giant captain with a deflected puck off his jaw, the Blues quieted the rest of a city still celebrating its last championship: The New England Patriots were receiving their Super Bowl rings a few miles away, the second in what Bostonians hoped would be a third title in the last 12 months.But it’s St. Louis — whose Rams lost to the Patriots in the 2002 Super Bowl, and whose Cardinals fell to the Red Sox in the 2004 and 2013 World Series — that is one win from skating off with the Stanley Cup.“We’ve got a big job ahead of us, that’s the way I look at it,” said coach Craig Berube, who took over when Mike Yeo was fired in November with the team mired in last place in the Central Division. “I hope our team looks at it that way.”Ryan O’Reilly and David Perron scored for St. Louis, which has won two straight since a 7-2 loss at home in Game 3. It was the first time in the series a team has won two in a row.Tuukka Rask stopped 19 shots and Jake DeBrusk scored for Boston.“It’s behind us now, but it’s tough,” said Bruins forward Noel Acciari, who was flattened on what the Bruins thought was an illegal hit right before Perron’s goal. “Tough pill to swallow. It’s a must-win from here on out.”Chara left Game 4 dripping blood after taking that puck off his face, but he gave the building a lift when he followed Rask onto the ice for the pregame skate wearing a full-face shield. He got a lengthy cheer for his introduction, and he went out of the way to deliver the game’s first hit, just 15 seconds in, on Brayden Schenn. When things went bad later, the crowd tried to spur the team on with chants of “Chara!”But the 42-year-old defenseman’s toughness could only carry so far.Boston Bruins’ Zdeno Chara, of Slovakia, skates against the St. Louis Blues during the first period in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)O’Reilly scored in the opening minute of the second period, backhanding in a rebound for his third goal in his last five periods. It was still 1-0 midway through the third when the referees disregarded a leg sweep by Tyler Bozak that knocked Acciari out of the game. But he was still on the ice when Perron followed with a shot that banked off Rask’s pad and into the net. The fans responded with a vulgar chant and a shower of rally towels; the public address announcer eventually asked them to stop.St. Louis Blues’ David Perron, center, celebrates his goal against the Boston Bruins with Jay Bouwmeester, left, and Ryan O’Reilly, right, during the third period in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)Boston did seem inspired — or at least desperate — and cut the deficit to one goal on a delayed penalty with about 6 1/2 minutes left. Torey Krug took a high stick to the face at the blue line but he played on, straightened his helmet and dished the puck to DeBrusk for a one-timer past Binnington.Boston pulled Rask with a little more than a minute left and earned several chances, but couldn’t get the puck past Binnington.Notes: Binnington’s nine playoff road wins is the most by a rookie in NHL history. Ron Hextall won eight in 1987. … Derek Sanderson and Bobby Orr, the connection that gave the Bruins the game-winning goal against the Blues in the 1970 clincher, were the pregame banner wavers. … Actors Michael J. Fox, Woody Harrelson and John Krasinski were in the crowd. … Blues D Vince Dunn was in the lineup after missing almost three weeks after taking a puck to the face. … Boston D Matt Grzelcyk missed his third straight game. … The Blues improved to 9-3 on the road in the playoffs.UP NEXTThe series returns to St. Louis, where the teams split Games 3 and 4. The Blues are 6-6 at home so far in the postseason.By: Jimmy Golen, AP Sports WriterTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Freak Injury Leaves Liverpool Facing Goalkeeper Crisis

first_imgLIVERPOOL, England — Liverpool might need to play a 35-year-old free agent in goal against Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday after backup goalkeeper Adrian hurt his ankle in a freak incident during the team’s post-match celebrations after the UEFA Super Cup.Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp said a supporter ran onto the field, headed toward the celebrating players, slipped and ended up sliding into the ankle of Adrian — the Spanish goalkeeper who saved what proved to be the deciding penalty in the shootout against Chelsea.Klopp said Adrian’s ankle is swollen, making him a doubt for the trip to St. Mary’s Stadium on the second weekend of the league season.With first-choice goalkeeper Alisson Becker out because of a calf injury sustained in Liverpool’s 4-1 win over Norwich on the opening day of the Premier League season, Klopp is facing something of a crisis.Andy Lonergan, who was recently released by second-tier Middlesbrough and was on emergency loan at third-tier Rochdale last season, was part of the Liverpool squad during preseason — he played one half of a game — and is still training with the club.If Adrian doesn’t recover, Lonergan will be start.“There is no doubt how much we love our fans but if they could all stop doing that,” Klopp said of the fan who ran onto the field.“That’s the worst example I have so far heard about … It’s not funny, what can I say? I like the fact we don’t have fences in the stadium but it means the supporters have a lot of responsibility. It’s crazy. You think, ‘Wow, how can this thing happen?’”Irish youngster Caoimhin Kelleher is next in line for Liverpool in the goalkeeping ranks but Klopp said he is “not 100%” either.Adrian was brought in late in the offseason following Simon Mignolet’s departure for Club Brugge in Belgium.“I feel mentally ready and I also hope today with the treatment of the ankle it’s going to be much better,” Adrian said of his injury. “But I’m very optimistic to start playing tomorrow (Saturday) again.”TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

The unique challenges of IoT app development

first_imgShare this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram 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. Continue Reading Previous Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity at ESC Boston 2017Next Open source unpredictabilitycenter_img It’s not enough just to adapt a desktop app for the mobile environment. Developers must be aware of key issues that significantly impact the way software is designed and built for the IoT. Some are new challenges, some require a more back-to-basics approach that focuses on key principles which may have been forgotten or overlooked in recent years.With the majority of devices running on battery power, energy efficiency is hardwired into the DNA of the IoT. There’s a huge diversity of hardware that forms the IoT ecosystem with most devices run on SoCs, so you can’t build a huge code base. Code must be optimised to ensure every instruction counts.It may be necessary to add components which proactively monitor and manage the system, for example matching capacity to periods of peak demand or running processes when maximum energy or bandwidth are available. It’s also important for apps to have built-in flexibility. That means using concurrent coding, enabling tasks and algorithms to be carried out simultaneously rather than sequentially, while remaining determinate. Many programmers are more used to writing sequential code, so may have to acquire new design patterns.One of the greatest concerns for developers targeting the IoT is security. We’re all aware of recent high-profile security problems involving big companies such as Talk Talk and Yahoo. In response to potentially damaging repercussions, companies such as Apple are adopting a policy of paying if a security bug in their offerings is identified.Retrospective add-ons are not the answer. It’s vital that robust security is taken into account right from the get-go. Involving a security conscious developer in the pre-project planning will ensure safeguards are embedded into the design of the core features and functionality of the app.Human security is equally important. Installers and end users will need adequate training and monitoring capability to ensure that high security levels are maintained.IoT devices are often controlling vital services and one simple glitch can cause major disruption. Therefore, IoT app developers need to concentrate even more effort on review and testing, putting in place robust verification procedures at key stages during the product development cycle. In addition, resilience is often mission-critical. Fault finding and evaluation should be essential parts of the post-installation support function.One of the main challenges that mobile app developers have had to overcome is cross-platform compatibility. In the IoT world, that challenge is on a whole new level, with a much wider variety of devices, many without traditional interfaces such as screens or trackpads. In many IoT devices you are simply relying on sensors for functionality. Building a user experience around sensors can be challenging and requires the programmer to have the skills and knowledge to make the coding effective.An app which controls an IoT device must enhance the user’s lifestyle, not complicate it. If you’re designing a program that contributes to aspects of people lifestyle, simplicity is what it’s all about.This is an exciting time to be a developer. More and more businesses are embracing the IoT concept and are looking for expert programmers to help them take full advantage of real-time data available from billions of connected devices. Being aware of and ready for the challenges is the first step to success in this massive global marketplace.— Mark Thomas is CEO of Coderus, a software development company in the U.K. Originally published on Embedded’s sister site, EE Times: “IoT apps pose unique challenges .” last_img read more

Who, What, When & Where at ESC Boston 2017?

first_img Continue Reading Previous Papers invited for ESC Minneapolis and ESC Silicon Valley 2017Next The evolution of AI: How the past will define the future Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Industry Were you wondering what to do on the evening of May 2, the day before The Embedded Systems Conference — ESC Boston 2017 — kicks off? Well, fear not because I have you covered.Do you recall my earlier column in which I mentioned some of the folks I’ll be visiting with at the conference (see Prepare to network furiously at ESC Boston 2017 ). Well, over the years, we’ve established a tradition of meeting up the evening before the conference to grab a bite to eat, quaff a few drinks (quaffing is similar to regular drinking except that you tend to spill more down your chest), and generally catch up while regaling each other with tall tales of derring-do and the systems that got away.Well met, old friend! (Source: pixabay.com) This year, we’re going to convene at The Whiskey Priest , which bills itself as “A big, boisterous hangout with spectacular views starring mega whiskey selection and pub eats.” The great thing is that this establishment is just a few minutes’ walk from the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center where ESC is to be held.We’ll aim to arrive around 7:00 p.m. We may end up downstairs or upstairs or out on the deck. We’ll be there for a couple of hours, but we won’t be staying out late because a lot of us will be presenting the next day. If you’re in the vicinity, you are more than welcome to come down and join us (we’re a very friendly crowd and we don’t bite). As always, I’ll be the one in the Hawaiian shirt. All you have to do is shout “Max, Bacon!” or “Max, Beer!” to be assured of my undivided attention.center_img 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.last_img read more

FRAMOS: ON Semi release X-Class CMOS image sensor platform devices

first_imgThe XGS 12000 and XGS 8000 devices in the new X-Class CMOS image sensor platform from ON Semiconductor provide 12.6 megapixel and 8.8 megapixel (4k UHD) global shutter imaging for machine vision, ITS, and, broadcast applications.  All ON Semiconductor image sensors and accessories are available from FRAMOS.The 1″ optical format XGS 12000 and the 1/1.1″ optical format XGS 8000 enable compact 29 x 29 mm² camera designs due to their small package size and low thermal profile. These devices provide superior image quality with high quantum efficiency, broad dynamic range, and, low dark noise and dark current.   A single camera design can support these first members of the X-Class image sensor platform.  In addition, other resolutions based on the 3.2 µm XGS pixel – and, additional X-Class products using different pixels – can be supported in the future.The XGS 12000 offers high-speed frame rates at 12-bit and up to 90fps at full resolution with a configurable HiSPi output covering three speed grades (24, 12, or 6 lanes). The XGS 8000 achieves up to 130fps at the same pixel depth. A companding mode at either 30fps with 6 lanes, or 60fps with 12 lanes is available for full resolution in the XGS 12000. Higher frame rates and more efficient image capture can be achieved with programmable control, for up to eight regions of interest (ROI). This impressive flexibility in the available speed grades allows tailored performance to specific application requirements.In addition to excellent image performance, the XGS 12000 and XGS 8000 leverage the low power X-Class output architecture, enabling energy efficient designs. This footprint compatible and scalable family simplifies both evaluation and integration support for short camera design times, and simplified logistics. Product sampling begins in the second quarter of 2018, with mass production scheduled for the third quarter.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components Continue Reading Previous SECO becomes platinum member of Wind River Partner ProgramNext VadaTech: octal versatile wideband transceiver with UltraScale+ FPGAlast_img read more

SEGGER adds audio to emUSB-Host

first_imgSEGGER introduces audio class support for emUSB-Host. Embedded Systems with a USB Host interface can now fully utilize audio devices such as microphones, speakers, headphones, conferencing systems, or USB-to-audio adapters. This makes a USB Host interface even more valuable in an Embedded System. Like all other supported device classes, Audio is added to emUSB-Host at run time, keeping the memory footprint to a minimum, by only adding the code to the system as desired.SEGGER’s emUSB-Host is a software providing PC-like plug and play support to embedded systems similar to desktop computers. Whether a memory stick, keyboard, mouse, microphone, speaker or network connection needs to be added, it can easily be done with emUSB-Host software. Multiple devices can be connected at the same time. emUSB-Host also supports USB-Hubs.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software Continue Reading Previous acceed: I/O modules for scalable data communicationNext X-FAB and Efabless announce successful first silicon of Raven open-source RISC-V MCUlast_img read more

Rutronik and AP Memory sign global distribution agreement

first_img Continue Reading Previous Syslogic: AI rugged computer with IP67 protection and Nvidia processor platformNext Farnell supports education with discount programme on instrumentation and tools Rutronik Elektronische Bauelemente and AP Memory Technology, a Taiwan Stock Exchange listed company and one of the world’s leading suppliers of IoT RAM, Specialty DRAM and AI memory solutions, have entered into a global distribution agreement. The agreement encompasses all of AP Memory’s products and is already in effect. As a result of this distribution partnership, Rutronik is the sole distributor of AP Memory IoT RAM products in the European market.AP Memory’s product range encompasses a wide variety of memory solutions, with a focus on Low Pin Count Ultra Low Power IoT RAM, and long life Support of Standard DRAM. In the IoT and Edge AI markets, Memory is an essential part of system performance and cost. Increased memory in IoT supports richer use cases, such as frame buffering, audio buffering or operating memory for Industrial and Consumer Smart applications. AP Memory’s optimised memory solutions help enable these IoT applications together with the world’s key MCU and SoC platforms.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components last_img read more