ams: Micro Camera Modules for medical imaging applications and minimally invasive surgery

first_imgams announced the introduction of the latest products in its NanEye family. The NanEyeM and NanEyeXS will enable the production of high-performance, single-use endoscopes for use in minimally invasive surgery.The new 1mm2 NanEyeM offers a high-resolution 100kpixel readout over an LVDS digital interface at a maximum rate of 49 frames/s at 62MHz. The NanEyeM, which is supplied as a Micro Camera Module (MCM) including a cable up to 2m long, features a custom multi-element lens which greatly improves the effective resolution of the sensor and reduces distortion. Compared to the earlier NanEye 2D sensor, which has a single-element lens, the new NanEyeM offers improved MTF (Modulation Transfer Function) of >50% in the corners, lower distortion of <15%, and lower color aberration of <1Px.The new NanEyeXS from ams has a 0.46mm2 footprint, making it one of the world´s smallest image sensors. It produces a digital output in 40kpixel resolution at a maximum rate of 55 frames/s at 28MHz. The sensor’s very small size offers significant advantages when developing ultra-small instruments for minimally invasive procedures, enabling the design of surgical devices with a very small diameter, or freeing more space for working channels in larger devices. Like the NanEyeM, the NanEyeXS is supplied as an MCM. The NanEyeM is also available in surface-mount chip form.In volume, endoscopes based on the new NanEye sensors will have a low enough unit cost to support the emerging single-use market. This has numerous benefits, including eliminating the risk of cross-contamination resulting from ineffective sterilization, avoiding high maintenance costs, and minimizing the risk of disruption of operating theater schedules when re-usable endoscopes are unavailable for use. Chip-on-tip endoscopes based on the NanEyeM or NanEyeXS also offer much higher image quality than is available from the conventional optical fibre-based endoscopes which are widely used in operating theaters. The NanEye image sensors produce sharper pictures, better contrast and a smoother video output to enable practitioners to more accurately and precisely guide surgical equipment inside the patient’s body.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules, Chips & Components Continue Reading Previous ERNI and Amphenol sign second-source agreement on MicroSpeed connector systemNext Winbond announces 64Mbit addition to 1.2V SpiFlash memory familylast_img read more

Pencak Silat: India starts on a winning note

first_imgJakarta, Aug 23 (PTI) India’s pencak silat campaign started on a winning note as Naorem Boynao Singh beat Turatbek Sulaimankul Uulu of Kyrgystan in the men’s 50-55 kg pre-quarterfinals match at the 18th Asian Games here today. The 28-year-old Boynao beat Turarbek 5-0. He will face Dumaan Dines of Philippines in the quarterfinal match tomorrow. “Boynao maintained his lead from the beginning till the end. His performance was outstanding,” India’s national coach Mohammad Iqbal said. Pencak silat is a full-body fighting sport, which includes grappling and throwing, in addition to the use of weaponry. The sport is indigenous to Indonesia. PTI APA PDSPDSlast_img

ISL: Mumbai City FC beat FC Pune City to earn bragging rights in Maharashtra derby

first_imgMumbai City FC got their first win in this year’s Indian Super League (ISL) and they did it in style by putting away their local opponents FC Pune City in the Maharashtra derby.Modou Sougou’s 25th minute strike and a penalty from Rafael Bastos in the 45th minute was enough to seal Mumbai’s 2-0 win over Pune at the Mumbai Football Arena on Friday.Mumabi drew first blood after an uneventful start to the game when Senegal’s Sougou clinically finished a close range effort from aulo Machado’s cross, which had rebounded off the crossbar.At the other end, Emiliano Alfaro was starting to look threatening for Pune and the Uruguayan vociferously appealed for a penalty after going down under Subhashish Bose’s challenge, to no avail.However, a spot-kick would be awarded at the other end eventually in the dying minutes of the first session. A scrappy phase of play found Mumbai’s attackers with a numerical advantage over Pune’s defenders. Bastos attempted to set Sougou through on goal but the Senegalese was brought down by a challenge from behind from Chhuantea Fanai.The referee had no hesitation in blowing his whistle for a penalty. Bastos stepped up for the penalty and made no mistake from the spot, sending Vishal Kaith the wrong way..@MumbaiCityFC picked up their first win of the season, courtesy two first-half goals by Modou Sougou and Rafael Bastos.More videos: https://t.co/mrtZlxvu6i #ISLRecap #LetsFootball #MUMPUN #FanBannaPadega pic.twitter.com/G6v6xseHKlIndian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) October 19, 2018Pune came out with some much-needed urgency after the break. However, it were the hosts who should have extended their lead around the hour mark when Machado surged forward on a mesmerising run. The Portuguese’s attempt after cutting in from the left flew inches wide off the target.advertisementMiguel Angel Portugal threw on Marcelinho as he sought to get his side back into the game and the Brazilian almost made an instant impact with a snapshot from the edge of the area where Amrinder Singh was alert enough.Alfaro almost reduced the deficit in the 65th minute with a sharp turn and shot in the 65th minute following a cross from Golui. But his effort agonisingly scraped the crossbar before going out of play.Jorge Costa shored up the hosts’ defence as they looked to protect their two-goal lead with Pune’s attackers being thwarted repeatedly despite coming forward in numbers.Arnold Issoko put in a resilient performance throughout 90 minutes and even won a penalty for his team in the second half. He is the Hero of the Match!#HeroISL #LetsFootball #FanBannaPadega pic.twitter.com/qUg5UxDGOTIndian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) October 19, 2018There would be another spot-kick awarded in added time, once again to the hosts. A quick breakaway saw Arnold Sissoko skip past the Pune defence before he was hacked down in the box by Gurtej Singh. Lucian Goian stepped up to take the penalty but his effort was saved well by Kaith who guessed the right way.(With inputs from IANS)last_img read more

Kane Williamson thrilled after New Zealand use potent weapon perfectly vs India

first_imgBrief Scores: New Zealand (93/2) beat India (92) by 8 wickets. Taylor (37*), Nicholls (30*), Bhuvneshwar (2/25) (SCORECARD) New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson said he had no idea the Hamilton pitch would afford as much swing as it did in the fourth ODI against India. Trent Boult picked his fifth five-wicket haul as India were bowled out for 92, their seventh lowest total in one-day internationals.New Zealand chased down the paltry target of 93 with 8 wickets and 212 balls or 35.3 overs to spare. This was India’s heaviest defeat in terms of balls left. Without Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni in the line-up, the Indian batting line-up was completely exposed after openers Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma were dismissed early.After New Zealand had lost the third ODI on Monday, Williamson had said India were teaching his men a lesson. Three days later, the Black Caps bouned back to show they had learnt their lesson well. The series is lost but aided by swing, New Zealand played for pride and delivered.”We didn’t expect the surface to behave like this. Nice to restrict them to a 90-odd total. It stood up a little bit and nipped a bit. It spun as well. One of those days, things went well,” Willimason said at the post-match presentation.”Credit to the areas the guys bowled. We always wanted early wickets, to be able to that was a real step at the right direction. It was swinging, that was a weapon we wanted to use.It was just one of those days where things went our way and we were able to exploit the conditions with the ball. – Kane Williamson #NZvIND pic.twitter.com/8eaFlr4pYEadvertisementBLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) January 31, 2019″Because we were able to put India under pressure, we were able to pick regular wickets. We exploited the conditions really well and chased down nicely as well. We always play to win and today was an outstanding performance,” Williamson said.India and New Zealand now travel to Wellington for the fifth and final ODI on Sunday. The Black Caps will hope for another win to end the series with a respectable margin of 3-2.”We’ll be on a different surface at Wellington. Cricket will be different. Great to have a win today… Against a team like India, it’s going to be a strong challenge. He (Henry Nicholls) played beautifully, it was challenging. Guptill whacked it around and other guys chipped in well. This is an opportunity to play against best team in the world – great opportunity to improve,” he said.Trent Boult was named man-of-the-match for his figures of 5 for 21. He said it was pleasing to exploit the conditions as well as he did. “It was nice to see the bowling swinging…. To make the most of the conditions was very pleasing. Colin de Grandhomme from the other end bowled ten overs on-the-trot as well. It was Nice to bowl them out cheaply. It’s pretty simple on a wicket like this. Pitch it up and target the stumps. We will put on a similar performance hopefully in the next game and make it 3-2.”last_img read more

Arjun Rampal and pregnant girlfriend Gabriella Demetriades enjoy summer vibes. See pic

first_imgArjun Rampal is all heart for Gabriella Demetriades. The actor, who recently announced girlfriend Gabriella’s pregnancy, posted an adorable picture with her on Instagram.The actor captioned the photo, “Summer vibes.”Earlier, Arjun took to Instagram to reveal Gabriella’s preganacy with a loved-up post. He shared a picture with her, where she is seen flaunting her baby bump, and said, “Blessed to have you and start all over again….thank you baby for this baby.”Before dating Gabriella, Arjun Rampal was married to Mehr Jesia. The couple, however, announced their separation on July 25, 2018. The couple announced their decision to end the marriage in a joint statement.Arjun has two daughters with Mehr – Mahikaa, who is 17-year old, and Myra, who is 13.Initially, Arjun kept his relationship with Gabriella under the wraps. But the Rock On actor made it official through an Instagram post.Rumour has it that Arjun met Gabriella during an Indian Premiere League afterparty in 2009, but they reconnected and began dating only a few years ago. She was by his side when his mother, Gwen Rampal, passed away last year.It was earlier reported that Mehr is taking Gabriella’s preganancy news sportingly. According to a report in Mumbai Mirror, though Arjun and Mehr haven’t filed for divorce yet, Mehr’s friends say that she has accepted the fact that Arjun has moved on.advertisement”They are still working out the financial terms of the separation,” Mehr’s friend told the daily. “Mehr is a wonderful mother and wants to do what works best for her children,” her friend added.Also Read | Arjun Rampal’s ex-wife Mehr Jesia is fine with his girlfriend Gabriella Demetriades’s pregnancy: ReportAlso See | Arjun Rampal announces girlfriend Gabriella Demetriades is pregnant: Thank you baby for this babyALSO READ | Has Arjun Rampal moved in with his girlfriend Gabriella Demetriades?ALSO READ | Inside story of Arjun Rampal and Mehr Jesia’s separationALSO WATCH | Ranbir-Katrina to Farhan-Adhuna, big Bollywood break-ups of 2016last_img read more

IPL 2019: Warner, Rabada and Russell chart-toppers after league stage

first_imgIt all began on March 23 with 8 teams and after 44 days of razzmatazz here we are with the final four of the Indian Premier League 2019.It was an easy passage to the playoffs for the Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Capitals and Mumbai Indians while there was a lot of competition for the last knockout spot.Royal Challengers Bangalore were first to find themselves at the IPL exit gate and were soon followed by Rajasthan Royals. Both the teams had nightmarish phases at the beginning of the IPL 2019 but turned the fortunes around half-way through the tournament to keep hanging by the thinnest thread, hoping for all sorts of miracles to see them through.However, that couldn’t happen.Kings XI Punjab finished third from the last on the points table to leave it to the Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders to fight it out for the last playoffs spot. SRH lost to RCB in their last league match and were hoping Kolkata to lose their’s against Mumbai Indians.And exactly that happened to carve out a way for the SRH to the playoffs.The best of IPL 2019Orange CapAfter missing out on the previous edition of the IPL due to the ball-tampering scandal, David Warner rose up to the expectation when he marked his return to the 12th edition of the league.The Australian opener is the highest run scorer in the league with 692 runs from the 12 matches he had played for the Sunrisers. He had smashed 8 fifties and one hundred to attain the feat.advertisementWarner couldn’t add more to his runs as he had to leave the IPL and depart home for World Cup duty calls.He sits atop of the runs table with a 99-run lead over KL Rahul who is second on the table with a total of 593.David Warner (SRH): 692KL Rahul (KXIP): 593Andre Russell (KKR): 510Purple CapThe bowler with most number of wickets in IPL 2019 is Kagiso Rabada of the Delhi Capitals.Rabada had scalped 25 wickets in 12 matches before leaving the tournament with a back niggle as South Africa couldn’t risk their fast bowler ahead of the World Cup 2019.Kagiso Rabada (DC): 25Imran Tahir (CSK): 21Shreyas Gopal (RR): 20IPL 2019 hundredsSix players have hit a hundred so far in the IPL 2019. David Warner and Jonny Bairstow of SRH, KL Rahul of KXIP, Virat Kohli of RCB, Ajinkya Rahane and Sanju Samson of Rajasthan Royals.Jonny Bairstow (SRH): 114 off 52 balls against RCBSanju Samson (RR): 102 off 54 balls against SRHDavid Warner (SRH): 100 off 54 balls against RCBVirat Kohli (RCB): 100 off 57 balls against KKRAjinkya Rahane (RR): 105 off 58 balls against DCKL Rahul (KXIP): 100 off 63 against MIHighest Strike rateAndre Russell with this big-hitting power won a couple of matches almost single-handedly for the KKR. The West Indies star had collected 510 runs off just 249 balls in 14 matches. Russell has figures of some impressive 50*, 45, 65, 80* and 24 this IPL season.Andre Russel (KKR): 204.81Hardik Pandya (MI): 198.95Sam Curran (KXIP): 172.72Most number of sixesKolkata Knight Riders had whacked 52 sixes in IPL 2019. Second in the list of hitting the most number of sixes is Chris Gayle but he is way behind his compatriot Russell here.Andre Russell (KKR): 52Chris Gayle (KXIP): 34Hardik Pandya (MI): 29Fastest fiftyHardik Pandya smashed 91 runs of just 17 balls against KKR to become the fastest one to do so in this season. Delhi Capitals Rishabh Pant has the second-fastest in IPL 2019.Pant hit 78 runs off 18 runs against Mumbai Indians at Wankhede Stadium.The third one in the fastest league is KL Rahul, who shone with his 71-run blitzkrieg against Chennai Super Kings from just 19 balls in KXIP’s last league match.Hardik Pandya (MI): 91 off 17 balls against KKRRishabh Pant (DC): 78 off 18 balls against MIKL Rahul (KXIP): 71 runs off 19 balls against CSKHat-tricksThe IPL 2019 saw two players bagging a hat-trick. Firstly, Sam curran surprised everyone with his sensational display of bowling in death overs during KXIP’s match against Delhi Capitals.Curran bagged the wickets of Harshal Patel in the final delivery of the 18th over and then got rid of Kagiso Rabada and Sandeep Lamichhane respectively with his beautiful yorkers to give us the first hat-trick of IPL 2019.Rajasthan Royal’s Shreyas Gopal was the second one to bag the hat-trick as his side faced RCB in a first-ever 5-over IPL match.Gopal first had Kohli caught for 25 off 7 balls, then AB de Villiers and Marcus Stoinis to complete his first hat-trick in the IPL.Best bowling figuresMumbai Indians fast bowler Alzarri Joseph was ruled out of the season with a shoulder injury but before leaving the tournament the West Indian had set a record of best bowling figures with his 6-wicket-haul in 3.4 overs, giving away just 12 runs against Sunrisers on April 6.advertisementAlzarri Joseph (MI): 6/12Mohammad Nabi (SRH): 4/11Sam Curran: 4/11Most economical bowler (in a match)RCB’s Yuzvendra Chahal proved to be the most economical bowler during the match against Chennai Super Kings on March 23. The wrist spinner gave away only 6 runs off his 4 overs to maintain an economy of 1.50.Yuzvendra Chahal (RCB): 1.50Hardik Pandya (MI): 2.00Imran Tahir (CSK): 2.25Also Read | Ashwin’s Mankading to Dhoni’s rage: Controversies that headlined IPL 2019Also Read | All not well in KKR camp? Assistant coach Katich admits to on-field tensionAlso Seelast_img read more

New Google Pixel 4 renders appear online, may have five front imaging units

first_imgRumours and leaks about Google’s upcoming flagship device – the Google Pixel 4 – have started gaining pace. Just yesterday, a reported gave us the biggest shocker about the design of the Pixel 4 – an iPhone 11 like camera bump. And now, a new report shed more light in this regard.According to image renders of the Pixel 4’s sibling – Google Pixel 4 XL – shared by serial tipster Evan Blass, the phone would indeed come with a squarish camera bump. And instead of housing a dual rear camera setup – which is what rumours have been touting for the Pixel 4 – Pixel 4 XL is expected to come with a triple rear camera design.The images also indicate that Google would ditch the rear mounted fingerprint sensor in Pixel 4 to opt for a in-display fingerprint sensor – a feature that is long been rumoured to be coming on Pixel 4. There is also a rainbow coloured Google logo – instead of a monochromatic logo – at the back of the phone.The biggest shocker, however, is the absence of a notch or a punch hole display. The images shared by Blass also hint towards the Pixel 4 XL sporting an all-screen display, which indicates that the Pixel 4 XL might come with a pop-up camera. There are two buttons on the right side – one, possibly, is the volume control button and the other could be the power button.Meanwhile, a separate video of metal case used by manufacturers shared by Unbox Therapy indicate Google’s Pixel 4 series of smartphones will come with spectral sensors that will accompany the phone’s rear cameras, which will be placed inside a camera bump. The Pixel 4, according to him will come with a dual rear camera setup. In the front, the YouTuber expects the phone to come with large bezel that will house five different imaging units . The details regarding these imaging units remain scarce at the moment.advertisement Image Courtesy: Unbox TherapyMeanwhile, the images of the Pixel 4 shared by tipster OnLeaks in partnership with PriceBaba also indicate that Google’s upcoming flagship smartphone could indeed come with an iPhone 11 like square camera bump, however, he expects the phone to come with dual rear camera setup. While a number of reports in the past have indicated towards Google ditching the rear mounted fingerprint sensor, OnLeaks suggests that the tech giant could include a 3D face unlock module in Pixel 4. He also believes that instead of the two front firing speakers, the upcoming Pixel 4 would come with two speaker grille that could be placed on either side of the USB-C port. He also expects the device to retain its notch.Apart from this, reports in the past have indicated that the Google Pixel 4 could be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor and run on Android Q. It is likely to come with up to 6GB RAM and Google Assistant 2.0. At this point it is important to note that all these details fall in rumourville and we will have to wait till Google officially launches the phone to know anything for sure.ALSO READ: | Google Pixel 4 leak shows an iPhone 11 like camera designALSO READ: | Google Pixel 4 image with dual punch hole camera leaked onlineALSO READ: | Google Pixel 4 could feature a button-less designlast_img read more

School for educating underprivileged children opens in Delhi’s Mansarovar Park

first_imgA new school for educating the underprivileged kids of Delhi’s Mansarovar Park was opened on Sunday under the Youth Awakening Mission of Rishikulshala, a charitable trust providing quality education to downtrodden kids in the city.”Children are the invaluable assets of our country and it is our responsibility to make their lives better. To educate destitute is in itself a service to the nation, said Shriguru Pawan Sinha, founder of the mission.Main aim of this project”The main motive of this project is to make these children feel they are an important part of the society. This would make them stay away from crimes and addictions, would allow them to accept things rationally, help them in using language effectively and would enable them to ask questions in their daily lives,” he further said.The curriculum designed by the school would focus on developing skills in children that would help them lead a quality life.The syllabus of Rishikulshala includes mathematics, science, social science, general knowledge, Indian history, English, Hindi and Sanskrit languages, among other subjects.Other benefits of this schoolThe school also plans to provide children with vocational education and classes on hygiene, theatre, music, dance, and sportsThe children would be given studying kits with copies, books, pencil, water bottle and other required thingsAlso read: 50% students enrolled in free UPSC coaching at Jamia stood successfullast_img read more

India vs West Indies: Virat Kohli on the cusp of ODI milestones

first_imgVirat Kohli may not have scored a hundred in World Cup 2019 but the No. 1 ODI batsman will be keen on hitting the refresh button when India begin their ODI series against the West Indies from August 8.Virat Kohli has scored runs and broken records at will across the globe and he will be keen on continuing his dominance in the 3-match ODI series.Kohli is on the cusp of breaking a few ODI records, as always, as he prepared to lead the team post the World Cup semi-final exit.Virat Kohli already holds the record for the most number of runs scored in India-West Indies ODIs. The India captain The India captain has scored 1912 runs from 33 matches at a staggering average of 70.81. He also has scored the maximum number of hundreds — 7 in India-West Indies ODIs.Kohli is well ahead of Sachin Tendulkar, who finished with 1573 runs in India-West Indies ODIs from 39 matches. Batting great Desmond Haynes is third on the list with 1357 runs from 36 matches.Virat Kohli will be looking to break Ramnaresh Sarwan’s record for the most number of runs scored by a batsman in India-West Indies ODIs in West Indies. Sarwan, who scored 700 runs from 17 matches, is just 144 runs ahead of Kohli who has 556 runs from 12 matches at 55.60.Limited-overs star Chris Gayle is third on the list with 512 runs and has a good chance to overtake both Virat Kohli and Sarwan if he manages to fire in what is considered to be his ODI swansong. Gayle had reversed his decision on ODI retirement as he was expected to quit the 50-over format after the World Cup. However, the big-hitting opener said he would play the ODIs and a Test against India.advertisementMeanwhile, Virat Kohli also has the opportunity to go past Desmond Haynes’ tally for the most number of hundreds in India-West Indies in West Indies. Kohli and Haynes are tied on 2 hundreds and the India captain is well-placed to go past the West Indies great.India vs West Indies ODI scheduleIndia vs West Indies, 1st ODI in Guyana on August 8India vs West Indies, 2nd ODI in Port of Spain on August 11India vs West Indies, 3rd ODI in Port of Spain on August 14India squad for West Indies ODIsVirat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma (VC), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kedar Jadhav, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Navdeep SainiAlso Read | Pollard is a brother to me: Man of the Series Krunal Pandya after T20 series win over West IndiesAlso Read | Rishabh Pant breaks MS Dhoni’s India record during Guyana T20I heroicsAlso See:last_img read more

SCOTT HOPES CITY COUNCIL CAN APPOINT REPLACEMENT FOR RADIG

first_imgMAYOR BOB SCOTT SAYS THE PROCESS IS UNDERWAY TO FIND A REPLACEMENT TO SERVE THE FINAL YEAR OF KEITH RADIG’S TERM ON THE CITY COUNCIL.RADIG WAS ELECTED TO THE WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS TUESDAY, AND BEGINS HIS NEW DUTIES IN JANUARY.THE MAYOR WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE COUNCIL CHOOSE RADIG’S REPLACEMENT FROM A LIST OF NOMINEES:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/CHOOSE.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………AND A GENERAL. ;19SCOTT SAYS THAT TWO ELECTION POSSIBILITY WOULD TAKE 60 TO 90 DAYS AND LEAVE THE COUNCIL WITH FOUR VOTING MEMBERS AS THEY BEGIN THE NEXT FISCAL YEAR’S BUDGET HEARINGS:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/CHOOSE2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…..DIFFICULT PROCESS. ;17THE WOODBURY COUNTY AUDITOR’S OFFICE CONFIRMS THAT ONE PERSON, DOUG WAPLES, HAS TAKEN OUT PETITION PAPERS TO GATHER SIGNATURES ALREADY.HE OR ANYONE ELSE WOULD NEED TO COLLECT AROUND 125 SIGNATURES, BUT THAT FIGURE NEEDS TO BE CONFIRMED BY THE SECRETARY OF STATE’S OFFICE.SCOTT SAYS TAXPAYER DOLLARS WILL BE SAVED IF THE COUNCIL MAKES THE ONE YEAR APPOINTMENT:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/CHOOSE3.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…………SUBMITS HIS RESIGNATION. ;20THE MAYOR ESTIMATES THE ELECTION COST WOULD BE AT LEAST $12-THOUSAND DOLLARS TO TAXPAYERS.last_img read more

SIOUX CITY MAN ARRESTED IN FEDERAL DRUG STING

first_imgA Sioux City man is one of six people arrested by an Omaha based FBI task force on federal and state drug and criminal conspiracy charges.The U.S. Attorney’s office says 45-year-old Torrey M. Vaughns was arrested on a Nebraska State warrant charging him with criminal conspiracy.Four Omaha residents and a woman from Colorado Springs were also arrested on conspiracy and cocaine possession or distribution charges.The charges all are related to an ongoing drug investigation in the Omaha area.last_img

MACY WOMAN CHARGED FOR LOCKING FOSTER SON IN BASEMENT OF HOME

first_imgA Macy, Nebraska woman has been arrested on charges that she locked her 10-year-old foster son in a basement storage room.Federal prosecutors have charged 34-year-old Krista Parker with felony child abuse and kidnapping.Court documents state that officers with Omaha Nation Law Enforcement Services went to Parker’s home September 15th after receiving a call about 2:20 a.m. about a boy locked in a storage roomOfficers found the boy locked in a dark room with no windows or ventilation and human waste spread throughout the room.Court documents state that the room had an audible security alarm.Authorities arrested Parker, who they found passed out in in an upstairs bedroom.Her blood alcohol level was 0.126.Parker told officers she had locked the boy in the room because she had a stressful week at work and wanted to have one night of fun.Court documents also state that the boy told investigators that his foster parents regularly confine him to the basement, where he eats meals and sleeps on the floor because he doesn’t have a bed.last_img read more

Dez Bryant, not Brandon Pettigrew, is the most important player of the Mike Gundy era

first_img“Either my pops or Dez Bryant because both of them are studs,” said Brandon Sheperd when asked who had the biggest influence on his football career.“The whole reason I came up here (to Stillwater) is because I love everything that Dez does. I wanted to follow in his footsteps.”I’m pretty sure nobody ever said that about Brandon Pettigrew.Sheperd was just 15 when Dez got on campus in 2007 and even now, eight years (!) later, No. 1 is still being talked about. Thing is, this will continue to be the case as Dez has success in the NFL.Brandon Pettigrew mattered to the past.Dez Bryant matters to the future.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! Dez Bryant, still making noise in Stillwater. (USATSI)Dez Bryant, still making noise in Stillwater. (USATSI)Last week, Mike Gundy tried to say that Brandon Pettigrew is the most important player in the resurgence (surgence?) of OSU football.“The one player who changed this program was Brandon Pettigrew,” Gundy told the Tulsa World. I don’t really think that’s true and here’s why.last_img read more

Arsenal first to stop Conte at home

first_imgArsenal Arsenal first side to stop Chelsea scoring at home under Antonio Conte Chris Myson Last updated 2 years ago 23:36 17/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Mustafi - Cropped Getty Images Arsenal Premier League Antonio Conte Chelsea v Arsenal Chelsea The Blues drew a blank in front of their own fans for the first time in 27 outings while Arsene Wenger’s men were able to celebrate a rare clean sheet Arsenal’s 0-0 draw against Chelsea means they are the first team to stop the Premier League champions from scoring in a competitive home game in Antonio Conte’s reign as manager.The Blues failed to break down their rivals on Sunday, meaning they failed to net at Stamford Bridge under Conte, who took charge prior to the 2016-17 season, for the first time in 27 matches.Arsenal 6/1 to beat WBA 2-0 Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Arsenal, meanwhile, end a miserable defensive record at the Bridge. Prior to this match, the Gunners had not kept a Premier League clean sheet in their previous 12 visits and had conceded at least two goals in their most recent eight.0 – Chelsea failed to score in a competitive home match under Antonio Conte for the first time (27 games). Stalemate. pic.twitter.com/fH8dDubjNK— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) September 17, 2017It was the first 0-0 draw between these two sides at Stamford Bridge since April 2005. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Ferreira: Al Sadd deserved win over Al Sailiya

first_imgStars League Qatar Stars League: Jesualdo Ferreira insists Al Sadd deserved narrow win Last updated 2 years ago 06:30 25/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Al Sadd Getty Stars League Al Sailiya v Al Sadd Al Sadd Al Sailiya Al Sadd head coach Jesualdo Ferreira is adamant that his side deserved all three points despite controversy over Al Sailiya’s disallowed goal. Al-Sadd head coach Jesualdo Ferreira feels that his side fully deserves the 3-2 over Al-Sailiya after the performance they put up during the Stars League Round 2 match.Speaking at the post-match press conference, Ferreira said: “It was a tough match, just as I said before the match. Al-Sailiya are a strong team and they have excellent players. We were the better side in the match. The referee wrongly disallowed a goal for us in the first half. As for Al-Sailiya’s penalty, I did not see it properly and I won’t make a judgement. The win was a difficult one but we fully deserve it.”As for Al-Sadd’s decline during the last few minutes, he said: “This is the second match we have played with some players missing out. We are looking to have the players gel well with each other in defence and this will happen as we play the upcoming matches, especially after the break when the team will be at its best.” Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Asked about Al-Sailiya’s disallowed goal at the end of the game, Ferreira said: “I did not see what happened with that and I don’t know why the goal was cancelled.”Ferreira concluded by saying: “There are many young players in Al-Sadd and I am happy to have them here in this group. There are players who need to be better physically. Al-Sadd will return when there will be a balance between physical and mental condition. After the break, the team will be better.”last_img read more

Wales vs Rep. Ireland: Team news & TV

first_imgWC Qualification Europe Wales vs Republic of Ireland: TV channel, stream, kick-off time, odds & match preview Ryan Kelly Last updated 2 years ago 22:00 10/9/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) oe Allen Wales James McClean Republic of Ireland Getty WC Qualification Europe Republic of Ireland Wales v Republic of Ireland Wales Both sides will be desperately seeking a win as they look to keep their hopes of reaching Russia in 2018 alive Wales welcome the Republic of Ireland to Cardiff on Monday as both teams attempt to secure a place in the World Cup play-off round.Chris Coleman’s Dragons come into the game one point ahead of the Boys in Green in second place and the winner of the game has a chance of progressing to the play-offs depending on results elsewhere. A draw could be enough for Wales, but Ireland must win if they want to have any hope of reaching the tournament in Russia next year.Theoretically, automatic qualification is still a possibility for both sides, but that will ultimately depend on leaders Serbia slipping up at home to Georgia.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. Game Wales vs Republic of Ireland Date Monday, October 9 Time 19:45 BST / 14:45 ET TV CHANNEL & LIVE STREAM Daryl Murphy Republic of IrelandIn the UK, the game will be available to watch live on television on Sky Sports Football, as well as being available to stream live using Sky Go. Viewers in Wales will be able to watch live on the Welsh language channel S4C or online using the Watch S4C facility.Viewers in Ireland can watch the game live on RTE 2 or online via the RTE Player. UK TV channel Online stream Sky Sports Football / S4C Sky Go / S4C In the US, the game will broadcast live on television on FS2 and it will also be available to stream online using Fox Sports GO or Fox Soccer Match Pass. US TV channel Online stream FS2 Fox Sports GO / Match Pass SQUADS & TEAM NEWS Position Wales players Goalkeepers Hennessey, Ward, Maxwell Defenders Gunter, A. Williams, Taylor, Davies, Chester, Lockyer Midfielders Ledley, Ramsey, Edwards, King, Allen, J. Williams, Lawrence, Ampadu Forwards Vokes, Robson-Kanu, Woodburn, Bradshaw, Hedgews, Brooks Wales must attempt to beat Ireland without the services of Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale, who is ruled out with a calf injury. They will also be without West Ham defender James Collins and Swansea City’s Jazz Richards.Potential starting XI: Hennessey; Gunter, A. Williams, Chester, Davies; King, Ledley, Allen, Ramsey, Lawrence; Vokes. Position Republic of Ireland players Goalkeepers Randolph, Elliot, Doyle Defenders O’Shea, Ward, Clark, Duffy, Keogh, Christie, Long Midfielders McGeady, Whelan, McClean, Hoolahan, Brady, Hendrick, Meyler, Arter, O’Dowda, Hourihane Forwards Murphy, Hogan, Maguire Ireland are boosted by the return of Robbie Brady and James McClean, who missed the game against Moldova through suspension, but Shane Long has been ruled out through injury.James McCarthy has been training with the squad but played no part in the game against Moldova. However, he could potentially feature on the bench in Cardiff. Jonathan Walters is missing due to a knee injury, while Seamus Coleman is still unavailable as he recovers from a broken leg.Potential starting XI: Randolph; Ward, Clark, Duffy, Christie; Meyler, Brady, Hendrick, McClean, Hoolahan; Murphy.BETTING & MATCH ODDS Aaron Ramsey WalesWales have not suffered a competitive defeat at home in over four years and they are 5/4 favourites to win according to dabblebet. There are odds of 5/2 attached to an Ireland victory, while a draw is priced at 11/5.Click here to see the full array of markets available for the World Cup qualifier between Wales and Ireland.GAME PREVIEW Darren Randolph John O'Shea Gareth Bale Republic of Ireland Wales 24032017Wales and Ireland played out a tempestuous 0-0 draw when they met in Dublin earlier this year in a game which was marred by Seamus Coleman’s horrendous leg-break and with the stakes high, the stage is set for another tense affair in Cardiff.Chris Coleman said in the lead-up to the match that he is expecting “a hell of a game” and Ireland boss Martin O’Neill issued a rallying cry following his side’s victory over Moldova on Friday, knowing that nothing less than a win will suffice.Interestingly, Coleman’s men are the only team in Group C that have yet to taste defeat in qualifying but, despite their impressive home record, they face a much more difficult task without the world-class ability of their talisman Bale. Ireland, of course, are without their captain Seamus Coleman and they are also bereft of Jonathan Walters’ inspirational presence, but the absence of the Real Madrid forward serves as a tremendous boost to their chances nonetheless.With Bale out of the picture, the teams are fairly evenly matched in terms of personnel so it is sure to be a tight game and, with the play-offs on the horizon, both managers will be hopeful that tempers do not boil over as they did in their last meeting.last_img read more

Did Klopp snub chance to manage Man Utd?

first_imgJürgen Klopp Did Klopp snub Man Utd? German admits to turning down ‘historical’ post before joining Liverpool Chris Burton Last updated 2 years ago 16:53 11/9/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(8) Jurgen Klopp Liverpool Getty Jürgen Klopp Liverpool Manchester United Premier League Prior to taking the reins at Anfield, the highly-rated coach concedes that he knocked back an approach from another leading Premier League team Jurgen Klopp hs revealed that he turned down a “historical English club” before joining Liverpool because the job “didn’t feel right”.Having enhanced his reputation during a productive spell at Borussia Dortmund, the German coach was a man in demand back in 2015.Liverpool 11/10 for top four finish Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Around that time, Manchester United were stagnating under Louis van Gaal while Chelsea were preparing to part with Jose Mourinho.Both clubs would have been expected to express an interest in Klopp, having seen him walk away from his role in Dortmund, but neither got a deal done as Liverpool swept in to make a high-profile appointment as successor to Brendan Rodgers.“Why Liverpool? I had an offer of another historical English club two years ago, but I never felt comfortable with how they understood football,” Klopp told a live audience at a football charity event in Hout Bay, Cape Town.“It didn’t feel right. When Liverpool called, I can’t explain it. It was right.”Jurgen Klopp Liverpool turned down rivalIf he did turn down United, then that decision will have come as a surprise to many, with Klopp’s predecessor at Mainz, Eckhard Krautzun, having revealed that Old Trafford had always been his favoured destination in England.He told The Set Pieces on Klopp: “When it comes to his favourite club, however, Liverpool weren’t always number one.“It would be his dream to go to England one day and his favourite club would be [Manchester] United. That’s what he said.”Having opted to head for Merseyside over Manchester or London, Klopp is now charged with the task of returning former glories to Liverpool.He has experienced mixed fortunes after taking on that challenge, with the Reds still waiting on a first piece of silverware since 2012.Klopp is, however, convinced that he will deliver success, with his sights still set on the Premier League title.He added while in South Africa: “We have to improve, 100%. But we will.“We are fine and the owners are happy. Liverpool is a fantastic club, and my aim is to win the Premier League with it.”Liverpool sit fifth in the English top-flight at present, 12 points adrift of leaders Manchester City. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

Report: Juventus 0 Barcelona 0

first_imgJuventus 0 Barcelona 0: Messi benched but Valverde’s men in last 16 Joe Wright Last updated 1 year ago 05:36 11/23/17 lionel messi - cropped Getty Images Barcelona drew 0-0 with Juventus to seal their spot in the Champions League knockouts, despite starting without Lionel Messi. Barcelona benched Lionel Messi but sealed their place in the last 16 of the Champions League regardless with a 0-0 draw at Juventus.The LaLiga leaders were largely untroubled by last season’s beaten finalists at the Allianz Stadium as they claimed a result that guarantees they go through to the knockout phase as winners of Group D.Head coach Ernesto Valverde sprung a shock before the match by naming Messi among the substitutes, with Paulinho selected in the number 10 role in a robust-looking system. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Barca official Guillermo Amor explained pre-match that Messi was simply being rested before the weekend clash with LaLiga’s second-placed side Valencia, and his absence did little to upset Barca’s rhythm as they controlled the game for long spells in Turin, albeit without troubling Gianluigi Buffon too often.Messi came on in the second half to try to unlock a Juve defence that was without the injured Giorgio Chiellini, but there was no way through against the Serie A champions, who are a point above third-place Sporting CP in the group ahead of the final matchday.For Barca, attention can now turn to the top-of-the-table clash at Mestalla on Sunday, with their knockout spot secure.6 – Andres Iniesta is the sixth player with the most appearances in #UCL history (126), surpassing Clarence Seedorf (125). Legendary. pic.twitter.com/8eyPuvonV3— OptaJose (@OptaJose) November 22, 2017Douglas Costa shot straight at Marc-Andre ter Stegen from inside the penalty area after only two minutes but Barcelona were largely in control of the first half-hour, the midfield quartet of Andres Iniesta, Ivan Rakitic, Sergio Busquets and Paulinho dictating the play well.It was Rakitic who came closest to a first-half breakthrough, sending a deep free-kick off the right-hand post, before Paulinho failed to turn the rebound on target.Barca had shouts for a penalty in the 30th minute when Paulinho went over a challenge from Miralem Pjanic, but the referee showed a deserved yellow card to the Brazilian for a fairly blatant dive.Paulo Dybala had struggled to get involved in the first 45 minutes but he came close to giving Juve the lead just before the break, collecting Alex Sandro’s pass on the break before surging into the box and firing narrowly over the crossbar.0 – Luis Suarez was the player with the fewest passes attempted (9) and touches (14, none in the opposite box) in this first half. Alone. pic.twitter.com/vVZurYkQkX— OptaJose (@OptaJose) November 22, 2017Barca resumed their control of proceedings after the break, with Luis Suarez going close with a free-kick, but Valverde nonetheless introduced Messi for Gerard Deulofeu in the 55th minute.Dybala and Gonzalo Higuain lashed half-chances wide but Barca’s control of possession was almost unchallenged, with Juve apparently content to sit deep and hold on for the draw.Messi almost provided the killer pass to give Barca the breakthrough, with Juan Cuadrado messing up his attempt to head the Argentine’s long pass back to Buffon, but Lucas Digne failed to capitalise on the opportunity.Juve showed more attacking endeavour in the closing stages and Ter Stegen made a fine low save to deny Dybala in stoppage time, but the draw means Massimiliano Allegri’s side must beat Olympiacos on December 5 to ensure they stay above Sporting and reach the last 16. Key Opta stats:- Barcelona have failed to win in all of their six away games against Juventus in European competitions (D3 L3).- The Blaugrana have recorded goalless draws in back-to-back games in Champions League for the first time ever. – Barcelona are unbeaten in their last 18 games in all competitions, their best run since March 2016, when they registered their longest ever run (39). – Marc-Andre ter Stegen has kept more clean sheets than any other LaLiga goalkeeper this season in all competitions (12). – The German goalkeeper has saved 23 of the last 24 shots on target he has faced for Barcelona in all competitions (96%).- Lionel Messi has equalled Roberto Carlos as South American player with the most appearances in the Champions League (129 apiece). read morelast_img read more

Alexis Sánchez has the chance to show City what they are not missing

first_imgShare on Pinterest But it does seem a fairly distant prospect right now. Indeed, as Arsenal and Sánchez travel to the Etihad to play the league leaders on Sunday afternoon, a journey Sánchez seemed so determined to make permanently in the summer, it is hard not to take a step back and marvel at the unforeseen consequences of one of the more complex botched big-money moves.City were genuinely keen on signing Sánchez. The move fell apart as Pep Guardiola rejected the idea of letting Sterling go the other way. Revived on deadline day the whole thing collapsed for a second time as Arsenal’s own move for Lemar flatlined.At the end of which we have, for now, a clear set of winners and losers. Undisrupted by big-name arrivals, and given their head by Sergio Agüero’s recent injury problems, City’s youthful Jesus-Sané-Sterling frontline has been allowed to settle into one of the most exciting things around in European club football right now.Sterling’s improvement, in particular, is surely related in part to Guardiola’s heartening refusal to let him leave as a Sánchez makeweight. To date the oldest member of that attacking tripod – still aged only 22 – has 10 goals and two assists this season, reward for some driving forward runs and two years of hard work on both his finishing and final pass. Best of all he looks happy, a player starting to find his most effective gears.At which point, enter Sánchez, who seems to have spent the past three months heading the other way; who has one goal in seven league games this season; and who has looked, so far, some way off his best self. City were said to be angry at the way Arsenal refused to sell Sánchez at the last. At it stands Sunday afternoon may just provide a little more evidence that perhaps this was a deal best left undone.But then, even after eight seasons in Serie A, La Liga and the Premier League, Sánchez remains an intriguingly opaque A-list footballer.In his early days at Barcelona he earned the nickname “Cachai?”, which translates as “know what I mean?”, a reference to the blank looks induced by his north Chilean brogue (Sánchez even ended up taking Spanish lessons for a while). There is still a sense of cachai about Sánchez now, an undeniably brilliant footballer who has still to find his definitive level, and who is clearly still bothered by his inconclusive spell at Barça.Not that his best qualities are in doubt. In an Arsenal team defined in recent years by a sense of something a little too comfortable, Sánchez has been an invigorating tonic. Only Harry Kane, Romelu Lukaku and Agüero, all career No9s, have more goals in the Premier League in that time. Sánchez has been a wonderful signing. Right up until the moment he wanted to stop being one and play for City instead.It is a move that would at least have addressed the wider question of whether some very distinct qualities really can work in a genuinely A-list team. In an interview last year Sánchez suggested it was only a wrong turn or two that had prevented him being hoist aloft on the Messi-Ronaldo pantheon.Others might suggest there is a reason why his three years at Arsenal have been the most productive of his career, that it is only in a team where he can be the star that he has truly flourished: those streaky patches, the occasional wastefulness with the ball, the periods where he stops running, all excused by his own star status. blogposts Alexis Sánchez Sportblog Share via Email Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling sees scoring as fun, says Pep Guardiola Topics Arsenal You can’t always get what you want. But if you try sometimes – and you’re not too scarred by a complex, deadline-week, dual-jurisdiction triple-swoop involving both Raheem Sterling and Thomas Lemar – you might find you get what you need.Manchester City might have been flying even higher at the top of the league and have scored more than their 35 goals had Alexis Sánchez signed from Arsenal in late August. Who knows, as the fixture list starts to bite, City’s fans may look on their brilliant but callow front line and think wistfully of Sánchez’s proven razor edge, his more seasoned warrior spirit. Share on WhatsApp Reuse this content Share on LinkedIn Arsène Wenger expects Alexis Sánchez to stay at Arsenal in January window Read more Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Manchester City It would be unfair to suggest Sánchez’s time at Barcelona was a failure. He was injured a lot. He scored or made 81 goals in his 141 matches. But there is no doubt Sánchez has thrived with club and country as the kingpin rather than as a high-class ensemble player.It was Udinese’s manager Francisco Guidolin who effectively discovered the Arsenal-issue Sánchez, moving him from wasteful wide attacker to a star No10 seven years ago and igniting his career in the process. Encouraged by Guidolin to play without fear and take risks Sánchez was voted most promising player in the world in a 2011 Fifa poll and was plucked out by Barcelona the same year.At the end of which there is an element of the Peter principle about Sánchez’s status now. Are the gifts that make him so exceptional in a team where he can be the attacking star the same qualities that make him unsuitable in a team where possession is everything, where there are stars of equal or greater magnitude?If there is a slight smear on his wonderful Arsenal record it is his poor recent scoring record against the best teams. He has one goal in his past 12 games against City, Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool and Tottenham.At times Sánchez has seemed to rebel against this, a man playing his own, furious game within a game. During his summer sulk it was hard not to think back to an extraordinary 10-minute spell against Bayern Munich in the 5-1 defeat in Bavaria. That night Sánchez ran around the pitch in a mist of anger, scoring a goal, and burning himself out for the rest of the game: a footballer in a state of profound on-field tantrum, displaying simultaneously both his strengths and his weakness.Given the youthful egalitarianism of City’s attack it is tempting to wonder exactly how he might have affected the balance of this team. Sunday afternoon would be an excellent moment to start answering that question, to offer Arsenal’s supporters a little sweetener after the summer; and to erase, at least until January, memories of another moment of uncomfortable inbetween. 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