Everyone in the dressing-room looked the same, so wanted to try a new look: Ravindra Jadeja to India Today

first_imgRavindra Jadeja, after an immensely successful home Test season, has turned his focus on the Indian Premier League. He was a potent weapon for Virat Kohli as India went on the rampage, winning 10 of 13 Tests.Jadeja, in fact, finished with the second highest wickets ever in a home Test season. The Saurashtra all-rounder was advised two weeks’ rest to recuperate from the hectic schedule but he is now back in action for the Gujarat Lions in the Indian Premier League.Jaddu, as he is fondly called by his teammates, is yet to produce one of his exceptional performances for which is well noted but he has already left his imprint on the tournament. He was seen a new-look beard and hairstyle.Change the game on the field. Change the look in the dressing room. #BreakTheBeard #rajputboy #newlook #timeforchange #vivoipl #glvsrcb pic.twitter.com/iEr7i7gPIL- Ravindrasinh jadeja (@imjadeja) April 18, 2017The pictures went viral on social media and Jadeja, the entertainer was news all over again.Speaking exclusively to India Today, Jadeja said he had got bored of his old look and wanted to try something new.”I got bored of my old look and wanted to change my look. Everyone looked the same in the change room. So I tried a new look.”Jadeja is of course not just about hairstyles and beards. He is the No.1 Test bowler in the world and it has taken him plenty of hard work to get there.”I have worked hard on my skills. I worked a lot on my bowling as well. Wanted to be a key player in all formats and my hard work paid off,” he told India Today.advertisementJadeja’s rapid rise as a Test bowler may surprise many but listening to him speak about it, it sounds like the No.1 ranking was waiting to happen.”I backed myself to do well in Tests. I have improved my temperament as well,” he said.Jadeja has so far taken only one wicket in the three matches he has played for Gujarat this season. However, there’s a lot more to come from him in the weeks ahead and the Lions are banking on him to play a stellar role in their campaign which needs some serious momentum.(Watch Boria Majumdar in conversation with Ravindra Jadeja, Suresh Raina and Andrew Tye on India Today at 7:30 PM today)last_img read more

Cape Town Test was a great advert for Test cricket: Faf du Plessis

first_imgThe best of both sides was on display in the first Test between South Africa and India in Cape Town over the last three days and Proteas skipper Faf du Plessis reckons the match was a great advert for Test cricket.It was anybody’s game when South Africa got bowled out for 130 in their second innings with 8 of their wickets falling in the morning session on Day 4 for just 65 runs.India needed 208 to win the match but the hosts made sure to make life hell for the visiting batsmen even when they were one bowler short as the great Dale Steyn was ruled out of the match with a heel injury.Vernon Philander, the bowler who has probably the best record at Newlands, continued his love affair with the ground claiming a career-best 6 for 42 as India got bowled out for 135 inside two sessions.”There was this flow the whole time: India’s on top then South Africa’s on top, then they are taking the game to us and we are taking it back to them. Just as an advert for Test cricket, that’s as good as it gets,” Du Plessis said after the match.Philander has a terrific record at his home ground in Cape Town where he has now claimed 47 wickets at an average of 16.34 and a strike rate of 33.9, which is actually the second best among fast bowlers who have taken more than 40 wickets at a particular venue. It was Philander’s fourth five-wicket haul at Newlands.India staged a fightback of sorts when Ravichandran Ashwin and Bhuvneshwar Kumar got together for the eighth wicket as the duo added 49 runs and briefly kept alive India’s chances but Philander made sure there were no hiccups as he removed Ashwin, Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah in the same over to clinch a 72-run victory for his side.advertisement”There was no boring Test cricket, it was a lot of action. And that’s why we absolutely loved this Test match. And even if we had lost this game, we would have been very disappointed but would have said the way this game was played was remarkable,” Du Plessis added.The series now moves on to SuperSport Park in Centurion where Steyn has the best record among fast bowlers. He has taken 56 wickets at the ground at an average of 17.12 and a strike rate of 30.3 which is the best among speedsters with more than 40 wickets at a venue.But the Proteas will miss the services of the great fast bowler in the remaining two games and have added seamers Duanne Olivier and Lungi Ngidi to their squad for the second Test against India which starts on Saturday.last_img read more

The vital role of the voltage reference in precision measurement systems

first_imgIn this 21st century environment, we change gadgets every year and expect them to work correctly, even if they don’t last all that long. They usually only survive until the next revision comes out, but that seems to be acceptable to most people. In contrast, there are many applications, such as field sensors, that demand high accuracy over a long period of time. A quick replacement for these devices would usually be unreasonable, and many times, impossible.Within the hostile environment of a field sensor, a key device in the electrical systems that monitor and measure oil, gas, pressure and/or temperature is the seemingly insignificant voltage reference. The role of the voltage reference in these systems is to be the analog gatekeeper by maintaining an absolute point of reference for all measurements and calculations. This can be quite a challenge given the extreme operating conditions experienced by these systems (Figure 1). Figure 1 High Mountain Weather Station Continue Reading Previous Top IoT concerns: security, connectivity, and dataNext Cadence: LPDDR4/4X memory IP subsystem achieves ISO 26262 ASIL C certification Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Design Methods In this article, we will address not only the impact of two critical environmental variables, relative humidity (RH) and long-term drift (LTD) over time, but on the voltage reference gatekeeper and a winning solution that makes these variables a “nonissue”. The Voltage Reference Gatekeeper At its root, system accuracy depends on voltage reference devices. For instance, the system’s analog and digital converters use reference voltages to produce their digital results where the voltage reference value is an integral part of the output digital word (Figure 2). Figure 2 The SAR ADC Signal Path (A) and ΔΣ ADC Signal Path (B) Both Require Voltage References (REF) in the CircuitIn Figure 2, the left column shows a few of the more popular sensors. These signals can proceed through the (A) path, which finishes with the successive-approximation, analog-to-digital converter (SAR ADC) or the (B) path which finishes with a delta-sigma analog-to-digital converter (ΔΣ ADC). Both converters require a precision voltage reference (REF) to complete their conversion.In signal path (A) with the SAR ADC and in signal path (B) with the ΔΣ ADC, the converter’s LSB size is equal to:LSB = Vref /2N (Equation 1)where LSB = Least Significant BitV ref = Voltage reference voltageN = Number of ADC bitsFrom Equation 1, it is clear that the voltage reference has a direct influence on the accuracy of the converter’s system. Humidity and Drift vs. Time In field sensor applications, the electronics can experience large humidity excursions over time. As an example, the RH at the Mount Everest base camp can range from a maximum of 98% down to 20% throughout the year. This is equivalent to an RH delta of 78%. With systems in this environment, it is essential to guarantee equipment accuracy.The pathway to this guarantee is to utilize the most stable voltage reference. By reviewing the voltage reference alone, one can predict the stability of the system over time. 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

MS Dhoni’s helped Rishabh Pant bat well in Auckland: Harbhajan Singh

first_imgIndia defeated New Zealand by 7 wickets in the second Twenty20 International at Eden Park in Auckland to level the three-T20I series 1-1 on Friday.The win was India’s first T20I win in the New Zealand as India’s two leading wicket-keeper batsmen took the visiting side to victory.The pair of Rishabh Pant and MS Dhoni worked well together, a rather symbolic handing over of the gaurd, with the veteran guided the youngster in India’s chase.Harbhajan Singh was full of praise for young Pant, saying that his knock like these will go a long way in making a strong case for his inclusion in the World Cup squad.”Rishabh Pant made full use of his opportunity today and batting with MS Dhoni,” Harbhajan told Aaj Tak.”When he hit a few casual shots, Dhoni walked up to him and explained what he needed to do. After that he played safer shots, down the ground and hit only the balls which were there to be hit,” Harbhajan said.”Every opportunity will take Pant closer to the World Cup squad, especially if he continues to keep scoring like this. I fell he has that X factor which India will need in the World Cup. Pant is someone who can change games,” Harbhajan added.Harbhajan Singh also lauded the Indian cricket team’s win, praising the teams resolve after the loss in the previous game.”It is very big win for India and with that the series is also level at 1-1. It is great sign and I feel overall India played good cricket. There was improvement from the previous T20I,” Harbhajan said.advertisementHarbhajan credited India bowlers and especially Krunal Pandya for his man-of-the-match performance of 3 wickets off just 28 runs from fours over.”In my opinion, the bowlers should get the credit for the win. The way they bowled.. Krunal Pandya made a brilliant effort,” Harbhajan said.Harbhajan though had special mention for Rohit Sharma, who again led from the front. “Rohit Sharma’s innings was spectacular.. he batted really well,” Harbhajan said.”Must give credit to Rohit Sharma for his batting as well as his captaincy. There was lot of improvement in the team from the previous game, the bowling changes were spot on and the bowlers themselves did their job perfectly,” Harbhajan added.Rohit became the joint second on the list of India captains with most wins in T20I cricket along with regular captain Virat Kohli. On the personal front, Rohit became the leading run-scorer in T20Is.Rohit’s 29-ball 50 left Harbhajan short of words.”I have run out of adjectives to praise Rohit Sharma’s batting. He doesn’t get affected by pace, there was swing as well today and there was bounce too. Rohit batted masterfully and gave India the perfect start,” Harbhajan said.When asked about how the series might pan out, Harbhajan said, “Now the series is becoming fun as it level. India will play cricket like this in Hamilton and win the series 2-1.”Also Read | Nathan McCullum overwhelmed by Eden Park atmosphere: Felt like I was in IndiaAlso Read | We learnt from our mistakes: Rohit Sharma after historic T20I win over New ZealandAlso Read | India’s openers took the game away from us, says Kane Williamsonlast_img read more

Farquharsons departure means the search is on for new VP Sales at

first_img Share Posted by Farquharson’s departure means the search is on for new VP Sales at WestJet Friday, September 7, 2018 Travelweek Group center_img Tags: Departures, WestJet << Previous PostNext Post >> CALGARY — WestJet has made changes to its sales leadership, announcing that Lyell Farquharson, Vice-President, Sales, has left WestJet effective immediately.In the interim, while WestJet looks to recruit a permanent replacement for the position, members of the airline’s Commercial Leadership team will cover all key sales areas.Brian Znotins, Vice-President, Network, Schedule Planning and Alliances will now also oversee the Sales Strategy and Distribution and Travel Support teams. Peter Kelava, Director, Sales Strategy and Distribution and Tim Paul, Senior Manager, Sales Planning, and Business Development team will report to him.  Richard Bartrem, Vice-President, Marketing Communications will now also oversee both the Corporate Sales, Agency Sales and Business Development groups. John Pease, Director, Corporate Sales, Jane Clementino, Director, Agency Sales, and the Business Development team will report to him.In a statement WestJet said: “We are actively searching for a permanent vice-president, sales and will keep everyone informed when we have an update. “As always, WestJet remains focused on the strong relationships we have with our travel partners as we navigate these changes and look forward to our continued support.”Farquharson started his WestJet career in 2012. From 2007 to 2012 he was with Amex Canada. Past stints include President of Navigant, COO of Minacs and President, HRG Canada.last_img read more