AIBA launches GlovesUp legacy programme in Guwahati

first_imgGuwahati, Nov 22 (PTI) The International Boxing Federation (AIBA) today launched its famed legacy programme GlovesUp here with the goal of producing a new generation of world-class boxers in future.The highly successful programme is designed to create a boxing environment in the country that begins at the grassroots level and impacts boxing at all levels.A joint collaboration between the AIBA, the Boxing Federation of India and the Government of Assam, GlovesUp India started with a three-day camp here at the Sports Authority of India Regional Center.The project another initiative to promote the sport of boxing in the North East and strengthen the foundation further in the region which has produced champion pugilists like MC Mary Kom, L Sarita Devi and Shiva Thapa among others.The Government of Assam has wholeheartedly supported the project as it fits in with the chief minister Sarbananda Sonowals vision of transforming the state into the countrys sports capital.”Assam has been a nursery for boxing in the country for some time. Chief Minister Sonowal wants to take it to the next level now and churn out boxing champions for the country,” Ajay Singh, President of BFI, said in a release.”The fact that we are hosting a World Championship in Guwahati shows how deeply involved he is,” he added.As a pilot project, 25 top local coaches have been selected for international standard coaching exposure and experience. They are currently attending a three-day camp under South African coach Andile Mofu and they will be taught advanced coaching methods.advertisementTheir progress will be monitored closely and other initiatives will be introduced on a time to time basis so that they become fully trained, international-standard coaches. PTI PDS PDSlast_img read more

Advantech introduces scalable i.MX 8 Qseven module at Embedded World

first_imgAt Embedded World 2018, Advantech introduces its NXP i.MX 8 QuadMax Q7 v2.1-compliant computer-on-module, the ROM-7720, which is designed for graphics-intensive IoT applications. Answering the market needs of graphics computing in IoT edge nodes, Advantech has collaborated with NXP to develop this new Qseven module, aiming to realize multi-display human–machine interfaces, advanced driver assistance systems, robotic vision, precision advertising systems, and medical image processing.The ROM-7720 is powered by the i.MX 8 QuadMax processor, a multi-core SoC that is based on the Arm Cortex-A72 and Cortex-A53 processors and the Cortex-M4 big.LITTLE structure, featuring high-performance computing and low-power processing. Additionally, the dual-core GC7000 GPU delivers high-quality 3D graphics and 4K decoder. The ROM-7720 is designed as a standard Qseven 2.1-complaint platform to ensure that customers benefit from the flexibile interface design and improved time-to-market.The newly released ROM-7720 supports both Yocto Linux and Android OS, and it has Advantech’s WISE-PaaS/Edgesense built in, providing support for RMM and OTA features, thus enabling remote monitoring and management and over-the-air updates for IoT and industrial IoT applications. Furthermore, Advantech will continue to cooperate with its Embedded Linux and Android Alliance (ELAA) partners to provide complete ROM-7720 software offerings, including featured OS as well as security and image recognition technologies, the aim of which is to facilitate customers’ adoption of the ROM-7720 and realize all the merits of the i.MX 8 processor.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules Continue Reading Previous Mercury Systems announces acquisition of Themis ComputerNext Ikalogic: ScanaQuad analyses and debugs your serial communication protocollast_img read more

Lord’s hundred went by in a flash, emotions were high: Chris Woakes

first_imgChris Woakes was England’s star in the Lord’s Test as they crushed India by an innings and 159 runs to take a 2-0 lead in the five-match series and he was delighted with the result, that came within four days.”Obviously delighted. To win the Test inside four days when we lost a day and a half to rain is special,” said Woakes, who won man-of-the-match for his all-round show.Woakes, whose injury forced him to surrender his spot in whites for England, had a tough task ahead of him when he came in to bat in the first innings. Add to that the pressure of replacing a successful Ben Stokes in the side, his performance would have been closely scrutinised and he did himself no harm with an important century at the home of cricket.Virat Kohli finally admits he got team combination wrong after Lord’s humiliationWoakes scored his maiden Test century on Saturday and guided England out of a tricky situation along with Jonny Bairstow as the pair stitched a game-changing 189-run stand for the sixth wicket.Prior to that, he had taken two wickets, including the prized wicket of Virat Kohli. In the second innings as well, he grabbed two wickets and finished the game off with the wicket of Ishant Sharma to finish the game with 137 not out and four wickets for 43 runs in the match.India vs England: Virat Kohli suffers biggest Test defeat as captainWith the hundred in the first innings, Woakes joined elite company in the Lord’s honours board at the Home of Cricket. Woakes joined the list of players, who has scored a hundred, taken a five-wickets haul in an innings and 10 wickets in a match at Lord’s.advertisementVirat Kohli after innings defeat at Lord’s: We were outplayed and deserved to loseHe joined Gubby Allen, Keith Miller, Ian Botham and teammate Stuart Broad for scoring hundred and taking ten-wicket haul at Lord’s. Not only that, he also joined the boards for players who have scored a hundred and taken five-wicket hauls at the Home of Cricket. The list features the names of Gubby Allen, Ian Botham, Stuart Broad, Andrew Flintoff, Ray Illingworth, Vinoo Mankad, Keith Miller and Ben Stokes.India handed humiliating defeat by ruthless England at Lord’sWhile Woakes joined the list for his batting during the Test match, his bowling against Pakistan in 2016 made him feature on the board. He had taken 11 wickets against Pakistan in a Test match, with figures of 6/70 and 5/32 in the two innings.Joe Root expects England to improve further after hammering India at Lord’sAnd, naturally, Woakes was a bit emotional when he reached his ton in the first innings on Saturday, thus, capping off his all-round presence on the board.Downright embarrassing: Indian cricket fans fume after Lord’s disaster”Emotions have run high all game I suppose. Scoring a hundred and getting on the honours’ board is something that will stay with me forever. Sunk in a little bit more now. Wish I had sunk it up more in the middle, kind of went by in a flash.”I was a little bit nervous from 80 onwards, started wooshing outside off stump. Jonny calmed me down a bit, which is funny because usually I calm him down,” said Woakes at the post-match presentation ceremony.Highlights of India’s embarrassing Lord’s Test lossWoakes also lauded his teammates for producing a ‘complete’ performance at the ‘Mecca of Cricket’.”Been an amazing game. Complete performance from the team which is more special. We tried to tick it off in fives. At the time, we were in a tricky position even though we were ahead. Just tried to creep that lead up. Just tried to get through certain bowling spells. They came at us pretty hard at the time and occasionally the ball was moving around. Once we got through that, we started scoring freely,” said an elated Woakes.He was all praise for his pace partners James Anderson and Stuart Broad, who picked up eight wickets among themselves in the second Indian innings on Day 4 of the Test match. Anderson was on song in Lord’s and missed out a 10-wicket haul in the match by a single wicket and Woakes said that getting the ball off the pair, when they are song is really difficult. But, he added that they are a treat to watch.”Excellent performance from the bowling group. Trying to get the ball out of Broad and Jimmy’s hands when it’s like that can be tricky. They’re world class. Jimmy could’ve been easily standing here with his 9-fer. Broady’s spell today, once he gets his legs pumping, he’s great to watch,” said Woakes.advertisementWoakes had to work on his fitness after a wrist injury ruled him out of the Champions Trophy in England last year. Subsequently, he lost his place in the English side as well and finally made a comeback in place of Stokes, who is currently undergoing a court hearing for his involvement in a bar brawl in Bristol earlier in the year.He played some county cricket and also represented England Lions before finally making a comeback in the England team.”Would’ve been nice to have a bit more red ball cricket. Went back to Warwickshire and played some white-ball stuff. Wrist was behind the ball, did a bit of work on how I was holding the ball and it’s worked,” said Woakes.The all-rounder will now hope to kick on from here and cement his place in the England team once again with solid performances in the upcoming Test matches in the series if he gets a chance to play.last_img read more