REPLY: Optimizing 5G Network Distribution Is the Problem that the Reply Code Challenge 2021…

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – February 3, 2021 Facebook WhatsApp WhatsApp Pinterest TURIN, Italy–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 3, 2021– The transformation of our cities into smart cities is becoming more real everyday thanks to 5G technology. Creating and optimizing 5G network distribution with an algorithm is the goal of the fourth edition of Reply Code Challenge 2021, the team based competition organized by Reply to introduce new generations of talent to digital and coding culture. The competition, open to coders from all over the world, will take place online on Thursday, March 11, 2021. There are two challenges that are taking place at the same time: the Standard Edition, aimed at university students and professionals, and the Teen Edition, open to young people between 14 and 19 years old. Standard Edition participants will be asked to create a new network infrastructure in a city characterized by particular environmental constraints. Through coding they will have to elaborate the most optimal collocation of the 5G antennas for the surrounding urban context. Younger Teen Edition participants, on the other hand, will be challenged with logic and math problems. The teen edition is now enriched with the Train&Win program. The platform will become a real life coding gym, with exercises and study materials made available to help prepare for the international competition on March 11 th. Starting from February 8 th, teachers and students will be able to train together with problems to solve on the challenges.reply.com platform and win Reply gadgets for educational purposes. There will be no limits during the pursuit of victory: teams will be able to submit all the solutions they can come up with during the competition timeframe, making use of any programming language, including C++ and Python. The podium will be determined by the algorithms that obtain the best score during the tests. In last year’s competition, more than 20,000 coders from 96 different countries took part in both editions of the challenge, solving logic and algorithm problems. With the Code Challenge, Reply begins the 2021 Reply Challenges calendar: also featuring the Sustainability Investment Challenge in April, designed to introduce students to financial investments with attention to sustainability evaluation, the Creative Challenge in May, the biggest challenge in Europe for young creatives, organized in collaboration with major international brands, and the Cyber Security Challenge in October, focused on the search for specific vulnerabilities hidden within software and computer systems. Reply Challenges showcase Reply’s commitment to the development of innovative educational models, capable of engaging new generations by using their own language, broken down within gaming dynamics. Since the launch of the program in 2018, more than 80,000 players have taken part in the challenges organized by Reply for young students, talents and technology enthusiasts with the aim of promoting the culture of coding and stimulating digital innovation in the fields of creativity, cybersecurity and finance. For more information, please visit challenges.reply.com Reply Reply [MTA, STAR: REY, ISIN: IT0005282865] specialises in the design and implementation of solutions based on new communication channels and digital media. As a network of highly specialised companies, Reply defines and develops business models enabled by the new models of AI, big data, cloud computing, digital media and the internet of things. Reply delivers consulting, system integration and digital services to organisations across the telecom and media; industry and services; banking and insurance; and public sectors. www.reply.com View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005035/en/ CONTACT: Media:Reply Fabio Zappelli [email protected] Miani [email protected] KEYWORD: ITALY EUROPE INDUSTRY KEYWORD: SOFTWARE NETWORKS INTERNET DATA MANAGEMENT TRAINING TECHNOLOGY OTHER EDUCATION UNIVERSITY SECURITY EDUCATION OTHER TECHNOLOGY TELECOMMUNICATIONS SOURCE: Reply Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/03/2021 03:30 AM/DISC: 02/03/2021 03:30 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005035/encenter_img Twitter Previous articleEurosets annuncia il lancio sul mercato di ECMOlife, innovativo sistema portatile di supporto del cuore e del polmone attraverso la circolazione extracorporeaNext articleThe Rise of 3D Scanning: Revopoint POP Launch Digital AIM Web Support Twitter REPLY: Optimizing 5G Network Distribution Is the Problem that the Reply Code Challenge 2021 Opens up for Coders Worldwide to Solve TAGS  Facebooklast_img read more

The Porridge Before the Soup: Too Hot?

first_imgIn the evolutionary theory of everything, there is a soup before the primordial soup we normally think of.  It’s the solar nebula, the whirling disk of dust, gas and ice that preceded the planets.  Scientists used to think the nebula was differentiated like chemicals in a giant centrifuge, with the rocks close to the sun and the ices out near the perimeter.  The situation was apparently not so simple; now, it appears someone stirred the porridge.  Cometary material and interplanetary dust particles (IDPs) once thought pristine show signs of mixing and heating.    This revision is discussed by Bernard Marty (geochemist, France) in Science.1  He discusses how fractionation ratios of oxygen and nitrogen “vary dramatically across the solar system.”  The models are having to adjust to the new findings.  No longer a slowly cooling and condensing nebula, the picture needs a solar flare here or there, UV photons of the right energies to dissociate some isotopes but not others, etc.: “On a larger scale, such isotope variations among different solar system objects do not define a single relationship, suggesting that different paths or processes may have occurred.”  Some oxygen isotopic enrichments are 300% and even 6000% above normal.  “We still don’t know much about the infancy of our solar system,” Marty said, pointing to the future: “and there is little doubt that tremendous advances in our understanding of this period will arise from the combination of high-precision microanalysis of extraterrestrial matter and of missions returning samples to Earth.”1Bernard Marty, “Planetary Science: The Primordial Porridge,” Science, 5 May 2006: Vol. 312. no. 5774, pp. 706-707, DOI: 10.1126/science.1125967.OK, so now will they go back and revise all the textbook illustrations, slide sets, posters, planetarium shows, and TV programs to reflect the fact that all the models were wrong, and we really don’t know what happened in some past eons?  No way; it would stir the pot and put the heat on too much for public consumption.(Visited 9 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Thabo Mbeki’s African vision

first_imgThe transformation in South Africa’s relationship with the rest of the world since 1990 has been nothing short of remarkable.South Africa’s increasing political and diplomatic engagement with the rest of Africa has been accompanied by growing investment by South African companies. (Image: South African History Online)Brand South Africa ReporterThe transformation in South Africa’s relationship with the rest of the world since 1990 has been nothing short of remarkable.Since the release of Nelson Mandela from prison signalled the beginning of the end of apartheid, South Africa has gone from being an international pariah to being “one of the most engaged, open and connected countries in the world,” The Economist observes in a survey of South Africa contained in its 8 April issue.While much of this re-engagement was inevitable given the country’s position as Africa’s leading economy, South African President Thabo Mbeki “has added his own distinctive twist to this natural resurgence with a foreign policy based on African solutions to African problems.”This, The Economist argues, is likely to be Mbeki’s most important legacy.‘Quintessential African nationalist’Driven by a desire to emancipate South Africa and Africa as a whole from racial oppression and colonialism, Mbeki’s principal aim, according to The Economist, has been “to establish the new South Africa as, first and foremost, a black African country.”His other ambition has been “to persuade Africa to set up its own institutions and mechanisms for solving its problems, thus ending the constant, humiliating requests for aid to the West’s former colonial powers.”The Economist report points to South African interventions led by Mbeki to tackle some of the continent’s most difficult political problems, most notably:Helping to get the warring parties to the negotiating table to end the civil war in Burundi.Helping to facilitate the complex negotiations that produced a successful referendum on a new constitution in the Democratic Republic of Congo, “one of the continent’s most war-ravaged states”.Playing a part in ending conflicts in Sudan and Liberia.South Africa not only played a part in bringing the fighting to an end in these countries; it also has thousands of peacekeeping troops stationed in these countries to maintain peace, oversee the integration of armed forces, and help create the conditions for democracy.Setting up African institutionsHowever, The Economist argues, Mbeki has been at his most creative “in trying to set up permanent institutions to serve Africa” – most notably the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (Nepad) and the African Union (AU).Launched in 2001 and headquartered in South Africa, Nepad – “very much [Mbeki’s] idea” – is a socio-economic development blueprint for the continent which, crucially, “is designed to make African countries themselves responsible for upholding standards of democracy and good governance through the African Peer Review Mechanism.”While Afro-pessimists are quick to belittle these institutions, The Economist argues that they have had successes as well as failures.“The AU acted quickly in Togo last year to reverse a coup; and in January this year South Africa led successful diplomatic efforts to stop Sudan getting the chairmanship of the AU, in protest against the Sudanese government’s policies in Darfur.”The new African Commission on Human and People’s Rights – another institution that Mbeki is involved in – has also “issued a report saying that the Zimbabwean government should be investigated for gross human-rights abuses.”In South Africa’s own interestSouth Africa’s involvement in the rest of Africa goes beyond altruism, The Economist observes, quoting Deputy Foreign Minister Aziz Pahad as saying: “We cannot sustain our economic growth if Africa continues in poverty … You can’t have development without conflict resolution.”And South Africa’s increasing political and diplomatic engagement with the rest of Africa has been accompanied by growing investment by South African companies.Since 1994, South Africa has become one of the biggest and boldest investors in Africa.According to The Economist, local mobile phone operators MTN and Vodacom, hotel chain Protea and banks Standard and Absa have all recently successfully expanded into African countries.A 2003 report by online business information firm LiquidAfrica Research found that SA was the largest investor in the rest of Africa between 1990 and 2000, with investment averaging around US$1.4-billion annually, totalling around $12.5-billion for the decade – followed by the US with less than $10-billion, and substantially ahead of France, the UK, Germany and other foreign investors.Mbeki’s ‘one big failure’Mbeki’s one big foreign policy failure so far, The Economist argues, has been Zimbabwe, where Mbeki’s “Africanist credentials trump his Nepad ambitions that African countries should help each other uphold standards of good governance, human rights and democracy, none of which Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s president, seems to care much about.“For blacks throughout Africa Mr Mugabe remains a revered icon of the liberation struggle, the man who helped to fund the ANC in exile, and South Africa will not break with the general African consensus on this.” Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? 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SA ready for 2010

first_imgDiscussion at the media briefing held in Beijing in August to report on the status of South Africa’s 2010 preparations.A press conference held in Beijing on 21 August 2008 shed light on South Africa’s ongoing preparations for the 2010 Fifa World Cup – and the message to the world is that SA is on track to deliver the goods.South Africa’s Local Organising Committee (LOC) held a press briefing in Beijing on 21 August 2008 to report on the status of the country’s preparations to host the Fifa World Cup in 2010. The delegation was led by South Africa’s Deputy Minister of Finance Jabu Moleketi, and LOC CEO Danny Jordaan.Other members of the delegation included Minister in the Presidency of the Republic of South Africa Dr Essop Pahad, Fifa Secretary-General Jérôme Valcke, Commissioner Andre Pruis of the South African Police Services, and Ray Wheland of Zurich-based MATCH AG, the company tasked by Fifa to provide ticketing and hospitality services for major Fifa events such as the 2009 and 2013 Confederations Cup and the 2010 and 2014 World Cup tournaments.Presidents office Dr. Essop PahadThe briefing took the form of a panel discussion forum facilitated by Government Communication and Information Systems and the national Department of Sports and Recreation.South Africa has taken full advantage of the media opportunities presented by the Beijing Olympics, which has attracted 5 600 accredited journalists and other media professionals from all over the world, said CEO of Government Communication and Information Systems and official government spokesperson Themba Maseko.Speaking at the briefing, held at South Africa’s Ekhaya (isiZulu, home) Hospitality Centre in the Westin Chaoyang Hotel, Minister in the Presidency Pahad said that the 2010 World Cup must be used as a vehicle to project a whole new image of South Africa, and the African continent, to the world.“For us this event is much more than sport,” said Pahad. “It is about South Africa’s and Africa’s ability to host the world. It is about getting out from underneath the welter of negative press coverage our continent receives. It is about informing the world that Africa has much to offer, that our people are ready to receive the world, ready to host those who come to the World Cup and that when they come they will receive a wonderfully unforgettable African experience.”Ready to welcome the worldLOC CEO Danny Jordaan re-iterated South Africa’s readiness to hold an event of the magnitude of the World Cup, adding that construction is ahead of schedule in most cases. “In terms of our stadium construction programme, our deadline for the Confederations Cup venues is December 2008,” he said. “Those stadiums are there and they are being upgraded. In terms of stadium readiness, we can say here, that will be ready by the end of 2009. All the stadiums will be complete for kick off.“For the rest of the stadiums, the completion date is October 2009. Eighty percent of those stadiums will be completed by July 2009.”In a media briefing held on 13 August 2008 at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, Deputy Finance Minister Moleketi said that South Africa is meeting the timelines set in terms of development and construction. “We have covered a lot of ground. The timelines and the deadlines that we set ourselves have been met, and those are also in keeping in ensuring that we are indeed ready to host 2010.”The panel in discussion at the media briefing held in Beijing in August to report on the status of South Africa’s 2010 preparationsWith regard to tourism, an extra three million tourists are expected to visit South Africa during the World Cup, boosting the number of tourists in a single year to 10-million. “We are there to give them an experience to ensure that they come back with their families and friends,” said Moloketi.Tourism to South Africa currently contributes more than 8% to the country’s GDP, and is expected to leap to 12% in June and July 2010.The entire Southern African region will gain from the World Cup in tourism terms, said Pahad. “Tourism SA is in the process of linking 2010 to a range of other tourism experiences throughout the country and the region. Travel throughout the region will as far as possible be relatively easy and seamless.”The minister went on to mention the Univisa, which will allow visitors to travel to all countries in the Southern African Development Community region on one visa.Jordaan also commented that the successful hosting of the World Cup will open the door to other prestigious events, and possibly even the Olympics which, too, has never taken place on African soil. “It is very important that we succeed in this world cup, because nothing less is required to open the door for the last major event on the continent the Olympics.”Fifa added its voice to the discussion, with the organisation’s secretary-general Jérôme Valcke affirming that Fifa and South Africa are working hard together to ensure that the highly-anticipated event will happen in South Africa. “If we say the World Cup will take place in South Africa, it will take place in South Africa. We are on the right timing and the right track to ensure that all goes according to plan.”Andre Pruis, the South African police commissioner, assured delegates that the World Cup will be a safe and secure event, saying most of the safety and security infrastructure is already in place.Setting the examplePahad paid tribute to the People’s Republic of China for successfully hosting the 2008 Beijing Olympics. “From the spectacular opening ceremony to the unfailing courtesy of all the volunteers and the performances of the athletes representing the People’s Republic of China we can all agree that these Olympic Games are simply phenomenal,” he said.In January 2008 China and South Africa celebrated a decade of international relations. Relations between the two countries did not take off in 1994 because of a dispute involving Taiwan, but on New Year’s Day 1998 bilateral relations were established and have developed smoothly ever since.A report on the official Chinese government portal says that in 2000 the volume of bilateral trade reached $2-billion, at that time more than 20% of the total trade volume between China and the entire African continent. And by the end of 2006, the volume of Sino-South Africa trade had almost quintupled to $9.8-billion.Celebrating Africa’s humanityWith the Beijing Olympics drawing to a close, the attention of the world will now shift to Africa. The 2010 World Cup, the first ever to take place on the African continent, is not only viewed as a South African event, but an African event that will boost the country’s and the continent’s standing in the global community. “Our destiny is linked to that of the rest of Africa,” said Pahad, “and we are working to build a better South Africa, a better Africa and a better world.”Useful linksSouth Africa 2010SA TourismDepartment of Sport and RecreationJoburg host city websitelast_img read more

Nelson Mandela: a life in service

first_imgSouth Africa’s first black president, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, spent most of his adult life fighting apartheid. He died last night, aged 95, at his Houghton, Johannesburg home, after enduring a prolonged lung infection.The former Nobel Peace Prize Laureate’s death has brought the country to a standstill with many condolences still pouring in from world leaders, celebrities, and ordinary South Africans.Brand South Africa chairperson, Chichi Maponya, expressed deep sorrow at his passing saying, “Madiba embodied our hopes and the realisation of our dreams.“We are in deep mourning following this loss of indescribable magnitude which is today reverberating across the world. During his imprisonment for 27 years, Madiba carried the aspirations of multitudes of our people who yearned for a free and democratic South Africa.”He added that Mandela had inspired South Africans and people around the world to fight for South Africa’s liberation, despite the seeming impossibility of this vision.“One of the greatest gifts he has bequeathed to this nation is the courage and strength to believe in a tomorrow that is better than today, a tomorrow in which our people live in dignity and prosperity,” he said.Many South Africans who were devastated by the news of Mandela’s death took to the nation’s streets in a show of mourning last night. Some gathered at Mr Mandela’s home in Houghton to light candles and celebrated his achievements. Others congregated outside Mandela’s former home on Soweto’s Vilakazi Street.United States President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron were among world leaders and dignitaries who paid fulsome tribute to Mandela as a moral giant and a beacon for the oppressed.27 YEARS A PRISONERLet us draw from Nelson Mandela’s wisdom. Let us be inspired. Let each and every one of us continue to walk forward into the future as he didMandela spent 27 years in jail for his attempts to overthrow the country’s white-minority government before being freed in 1990. He led the African National Congress (ANC) liberation organisation in negotiations with the National Party to secure South Africa’s first inclusive election in 1994.Born into the royal Tembu family in July 1918 in the village of Qunu, in Umtata in the south eastern Transkei, Mandela rose from relative rural obscurity to challenge the apartheid government.He became commander-in-chief of the ANC’s armed wing, Umkhonto we Sizwe (Spear of the Nation), in 1961 and underwent military training in Algeria and Ethiopia the following year.While underground back home in South Africa, Mandela was captured by police in 1962 and sentenced to five years in prison for inciting workers to strike, and leaving the country illegally.In 1963 he was charged with sabotage and sentenced in 1964 to life in prison at the infamous Rivonia Trial with a number of other ANC members.He became South Africa’s first black president in 1994 and, after just a single term in office, stepped down as president in 1999.In retirement, Mandela focused his energy on his new role as a roving elder statesman and leading HIV/Aids campaigner before retiring from public life in 2004.His last major public appearance was in July 2010, at the final of the Fifa World Cup at the FNB Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg.Mandela is survived by his third wife, Graça Machel, three children, 17 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren, and four step-children from his marriage to Machel.last_img read more

Busy day at National Convention

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The 91st National FFA Convention continues today in Indianapolis. We’re sure there’s several tired FFA members at this morning’s general session after last night’s special Garth Brooks concert.Joel Penhorwood caught up with Ohio FFA president Kolesen McCoy backstage after the first session of the day. In addition to his role as president, Kolesen is serving as a delegate at the National Convention.“Being a delegate this year consists of quite a bit of responsibility. The delegate body, which consists of delegates based on the membership of each state, comes to the national convention to discuss six general committees presented to the board of directors for the National FFA,” McCoy said. “This year I am serving as the chair for the committee on technology and social media. So I am really looking forward to that. We are looking forward to our first business session and seeing what we can accomplish there and what committee reports we can bring to the board of directors. We are also looking at discussing membership dues increases to help fund the organization as a big discussion as well. We are looking for some heated debate on that one as well as a productive discussion.”In addition, to commemorate 75 years of partnership with the National FFA Organization, John Deere is providing a $75,000 contribution to the FFA Living to Serve Platform. The funds are in addition to the wide range of support for FFA activities already sponsored by Deere.Sam Allen, Deere & Company chairman and CEO, announced the contribution as a keynote speaker.“The Living to Serve Platform inspires FFA members to put leadership into action through service activities and prepare them to be responsible leaders in agriculture and many other professions in the future,” Allen said.The Deere contribution provides support for FFA chapters to build stronger communities through various service projects that address environmental responsibility, hunger, health and nutrition, community safety, and community engagement.Since it first made a $1,000 contribution in 1943, John Deere has provided funds totaling more than $13 million to the National FFA Organization. Deere sponsors a wide range of FFA activities, including a John Deere dealer scholarship program, the farm business management career development competition, and the international leadership seminar for state officers.last_img read more

Ohio Crop Progress: 22% corn planted, 11% soybeans

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest This Ohio crop progress update from USDA-NASS sponsored by Bane-Welker Equipment.Many fields were still too wet for fieldwork but some producers were able to push through wet conditions and 100 complete some planting activities, according to Cheryl Turner, State Statistician, USDA NASS, Ohio Field Office. 80 There were 2.7 days suitable for fieldwork in Ohio during the week ending May 26. Excess rain in many areas continued to stall fieldwork progress. Some corn and soybeans were planted in well drained fields. There were some reports of failed wheat and alfalfa due to saturated soils. Hay and pasture were in good condition but experiencing a lot of weed growth. Reports of tornados and strong winds caused further crop damage in parts of the State. Very little fieldwork was done last week.Nationally, crop progress came in at 58% corn planted, below the 90% average.Soybeans are 29% planted, compared to an average of 66%.Click here to read the full report.last_img read more

London olympics: Swarn Singh in men’s singles sculls quarterfinals

first_imgSwarn Singh Virk kept the Indian interest alive in the rowing competition of the London Olympics as he progressed to the quarter-finals of the men’s singles sculls after quelling a late challenge from his South Korean rival in the repechage round on Sunday. In the men’s lightweight double sculls event, the Indian duo of Sandeep Kumar and Manjeet Singh finished fourth in the heats. They will compete in the repechage round on Tuesday.Swarn, who had to compete in the repechage round after finishing fourth in the heats on Saturday, took 7:00.49 to complete the 2-km distance at the Eton Dorney Rowing Centre.The 23-year-old from Punjab had clocked 6:54.04 in the heats on Saturday.South Korean Kim Dongyong, who clocked 7:03.91 to finish second, also made it to the quarter-finals which will be held on Tuesday.Swarn led the five-rower race from the start itself and only Kim gave him competition while the others fell behind. At the 500m mark, Swarn was leading by half-a-boat and he stretched it to a lead of a boat by the halfway mark, which he maintained till the 1500m mark.In the last 500m, Kim made a last-ditch effort to catch up with Swarn, but the Indian not only held off the challenge but also stretched the lead to win the race by one-and-a-half boat.In the men’s lightweight double sculls event, however, the Indians had to fight with Egypt to avoid finishing last in the five-team field.They were fourth in the first 500m, fifth in the 1000m and 1500m mark and then made a late surge to finish fourth in in 6:56.60 in the 2km race.advertisementThe Italian team won the race in 6:35.72 while Portugal(6:37.91) and Canada(6:42.59) were second and third respectively.last_img read more

Looking at me and Virat Kohli you can say Delhi players abuse more: Gautam Gambhir

first_imgKolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir is known for his intensity and wears his heart on his sleeve ever time he walks on to the cricket field. Even in his post-match interviews Gambhir is usually very serious and very rarely do we see a smile on his face even when his team is winning matches on a regular basis. (POINTS TABLE | SCORECARD)But the KKR management finally managed to get Gambhir to do a candid interview for their official channel on social media where the skipper spoke his heart out about how players from Delhi abuse more on the field and why it is important for him to be as intense as he is on the field. (Gambhir credits bowling attack after KKR trample RCB)”It just comes naturally (abusing on the field). It’s just the culture (in Delhi). That is the only thing I can say because that’s the way you’ve been brought up and maybe the competitive edge as well. Being from Delhi and being so competitive normally that’s how the culture is,” Gambhir told Knight Club host Jatin Sapru. (Also Read: Virat Kohli’s 3rd golden duck and Royal Challengers Bangalore 49 all-out in 9.4 overs)When asked if Delhi people more than others, Gambhir agreed and even cited Virat Kohli’s example, who also hails from the same city. (Virat Kohli hurt after ‘reckless batting’ condemns RCB to lowest ever IPL score)”Looking at someone like me and Virat (Kohli) obviously you can say that (laughs). There is nothing wrong in it unless you don’t take it personally. If you keep it on the field that’s absolutely fine. Till the time you don’t take it personal and off the field that is fine. But yes, somewhere down the line you cannot cross the line. A lot of people are watching as well so you have to be a little more sensible about it,” he added. (Virat Kohli’s RCB crash to lowest-ever IPL score in history)advertisementGambhir and Kohli are infamous for losing their tempers at the drop of a hat on the field and were even involved in an ugly argument during the 2013 IPL season and were at it again two years [email protected] reveals few secrets in the latest episode of #KnightClub!?? Watch it: https://t.co/9HrEWojtsr & on @StarSportsIndia. #AmiKKR pic.twitter.com/mF2tKxQKm4- KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) April 23, 2017On a lighter note, Gambhir said it gets a little embarrassing when his family is watching the match on TV and if he’s abused on the field then it is played again and again in slow-motion. (IPL 2017: Virat Kohli left fuming after golden duck)”Especially when your family is watching and your sitting with your family and watching the replay. You know when you’ve abused on certain occasions. Obviously it’s very embarassing. But as I said, you still have to control your emotions and at the same time the whole world is watching, you could be a role model for so many other people so you don’t want people to follow on those footsteps,” Gambhir concluded.Gambhir on Sunday led his team to a thrilling 82-run victory over Kohli’s RCB at the Eden Gardens. Defending 132, Australian paceman Nathan Coulter-Nile ripped apart the Bangalore top-order by dismissing Kohli (0), AB de Villiers (8) and Kedar Jadhav (9) as the visitors got bowled out for 49, the lowest score in IPL history.KKR are currently second on the points table with 10 points from seven games while RCB are languishing in last place with just two wins in seven matches.Watch the full interview here (Watch the interview from 3:07)last_img read more

Atromitos Knocks Off Panathinaikos 2-1

first_imgATHENS – Walter Iglesias’ two second-half goals in the space of five minutes on assists from fellow Argentine Javier Umbides led Atromitos to a 2-1 away win over Panathinaikos in the Greek league.The hosts opened the scoring through Marcus Berg in the first half.The win kept Atromitos in third place, four points ahead of fourth-placed Panathinaikos and 12 behind league leader Olympiakos, which traveled to Aris on Dec. 15. Second-place PAOK, eight points behind the leader, travels to newcomer Kalloni.Also, Platanias beat Xanthi 3-0 and Giannena defeated Ergotelis 2-0.At Panathinaikos, Berg put the hosts ahead in the 39th minute. A long clearance from Panathinaikos’ area by David Mendes was headed at midfield by Nikos Karelis into the path of the Swedish forward, who lobbed the ball from outside the area over the charging Atromitos goalkeeper Luigi Cennamo.Atromitos equalized, also on the break, in the 60th, as Iglesias completed a 70-meter (75-yard) run by meeting Umbides’ cross from the right to tap the ball in. Iglesias’ run was helped by three Panathinaikos defenders who kept running toward their goal with no one turning to mark him.Five minutes later, Iglesias headed the winner off Umbides’ free kick.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more