Samsung Galaxy Note 2 to have 1.6GHz quad-core processor

first_imgEven as Samsung is yet to confirm anything, rumour mills have kicked up that the South Korean company is gearing up to introduce a new Galaxy product on August 15. Several gudget websites including www.gottabemobile.com and www.mobot.net have claimed about the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, a follow-up to Samsungs original 5.3-inch phablet.One website has also claimed that the Note’s screens resolution would be 1280?720 which means it will sport HD resolution, something that its predecessor did not have on board. About other specifications, it is guessed that it may have a quad-core Exynos processor and the Exynos 4412.The Note 2 has also been rumored to have 1.5GB of RAM, a 12MP or 13MP rear camera, and quite possibly, 4G LTE data speeds.Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is likely to be powered by the same quad-core processor which comes with Galaxy S3 – the Exynos 4 Quad. The reports also added that Galaxy Note 2 will be shipped with the latest Android 4.1 OS. Since there is a huge demand for a device with the Galaxy Notes specifications and size, it appears that the Galaxy Note 2 will come with steps ahead of the original Galaxy Note.According to reports, the Galaxy Note 2 was destined for a launch at IFA 2012 in Berlin, and two dates August 30, 31 were rumoured to be the probable launch dates for the new device. The Note is likley to have a similar design to that of the Samsung Galaxy S III, which was recently launched in the United States. Besides, speculations are that the Galaxy Note 2 is going to be thin but how thinner the device would be from the original one is not clear. If Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is introduced in August, it could be ready for shipping by October, reports added.advertisementlast_img read more

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Back EMF and snubber

first_img “http://www.forskolinfuel-reviews.com/n” “Thanks Aubrey for another informative article.nnAmellamartin, slimming products on embedded.com, really…?” Justin584 says: “I really thank you for the valuable info on this great subject and look forward to more great posts. Thanks a lot for enjoying this beauty article with me. I am appreciating it very much! Looking forward to another great article. Good luck to the author! “I don t have the time at the moment to fully read your site but I have bookmarked it and also add your RSS feeds. I will be back in a day or two. thanks for a great site.t http://www.kingessay.co.uk/economics-essay/“ 7 thoughts on “Back EMF and snubber” “I have just come across a different approach to this topic. It is from a Maxim app note #6307nn”Switching Inductive Loads with Safe Demagnetization” which you can find atnnhttps://www.maximintegrated.com/en/app-notes/index.mvp/id/6307″ November 27, 2016 at 6:03 am July 22, 2017 at 6:10 pm November 30, 2016 at 3:26 pm Log in to Reply 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. Electrical engineering students are taught about magnetics and that energy is stored in an inductor when it is energized. This can be presented in a theoretical sense and may be applied to topics like switch mode power supplies. What does not get a great deal of attention is the fact that there are inductors embedded in many devices and that the rules of energy and energy dissipation still apply there. The real world is bristling with relays and it is quite likely that the nascent engineer will be faced with activating some. Success! It turned on just fine, but wait a minute… when it turned off the micro went nuts. What happened?Well the relay, like the solenoid, the contactor, the motor, and who knows what else are inductors (aka coils) and they store energy when energized. But what happens to that energy when the coil is de-energized? The coil produces a back EMF (electromotive force) that is given by V= -L(di/dt). First of all, note that it is negative and secondly early in the process dt is small, so V will be a large number. Translated this means that you get a voltage spike at the coil terminal that is being driven by the electronics. Two things can happen: The voltage may be high enough to damage or destroy the electronic driver; and the spike may radiate and upset the operation of the micro (and other electronics) running in the vicinity. In extreme circumstances it may even cause a hard fault. It may also generate enough emissions to cause an RF emissions certification problem.Since getting rid of all the inductors is not possible, we have to suppress this back EMF. The most common technique with DC switching is to use a diode in parallel with the relay coil (aka freewheeling diode) as shown in Figure 1a. When the load is energized the diode is back biased and has no effect. When the load is de-energized, the diode becomes forward biased. The stored energy is dissipated back through the coil and the voltage at the driver is clamped to 0.7V above the relay supply voltage. The diode should be suitably specified based on the following. It must have a PIV (peak inverse voltage) equal to the supply voltage. The current through the coil cannot change instantaneously so that the current flowing through the coil when activated is shunted through the diode on de-activation and then decays, so the current flowing through the coil is the maximum current expected to pass through the diode. The freewheeling diode technique is so common that you can buy relays with the diode embedded (did you ever wonder why the pins to a coil were polarised?), or semiconductor drivers like the ULN2803 that have the diode integrated onto the silicon.However the freewheeling diode is not a panacea. In some cases, depending on the load, the flow of current in the reverse direction may keep the coil activated until the energy has sufficiently dissipated. Let’s assume that the solenoid was controlling a turnstile. Access to the turnstile release may be delayed for a several hundred milliseconds and when that happens at my gym it is quite irritating when you bump into that locked gate. I have seen the diode replaced with MOV (Metal Oxide Varistor) or a bipolar TVS (Transient Voltage Suppressor) but I am not fond of that since both types of devices seem to age over multiple breakdowns and finally stop working. In the case of the MOV it shorts across its leads when the back EMF exceeds its breakdown voltage, so it is no better than the diode. The TVS keeps a fixed voltage on breakdown and the time the current flows for is reduced.It is also possible that the freewheeling diode can damage the relay. The app note “Coil Suppression Can Reduce Relay Life” from TE says that a diode and zener in series work better than the diode alone.I have also seen MOVs, TVSs and fast Zener diodes used in the configuration shown in Figure 1b. My reservations on the aging of the types of devices hold here as well. Figure 1. Different Back EMF suppression techniques for DC. (Source: Author)  Until now this was all about DC powered coils. What about AC? Well, there is a technique that works for both AC and DC and it basically involves connecting a resistor and capacitor across the inductor as shown in Figure 2a. This combination is known as a “snubber”. It is not unusual to find a snubber connected across the energizing switch as in Figure 2b. This has the advantage that it reduces arcing across the switch and since it is more likely to be on a PCB, it is easy to add the resistor and capacitor to the layout. In some cases with long wires it may be necessary to use both circuits.However there is one drawback with the snubber across the switch – whenever there is a capacitor there is an AC path. Aside from the fact that there is a voltage that may surprise the unsuspecting engineer or service technician, there will be a leakage current across the switch and in some cases it may even activate the load. One counter-measure is to add a bleed resistor or capacitor across the load to sink the leakage.Figure 2. Snubber connections to suppress back EMF. (Source: Author) When the coil is de-energized, the circuit is in a damped LCR configuration. Since the coil and capacitor are reactive, most of the energy is dissipated as heat across the resistor. In the real world there will be some heat generated in all the components. But of course this begs the question: what values do you use? In the field you will find that panel makers and other proponents of the industry have rules of thumb and will stick to those values, no matter what different experts say. (These are the suspiciously convenient 120R and 0.1uF.) Given that there are so many variables it may be impractical to design for every specific case. In researching this topic, I found that there is even a book on the topic “Snubber Circuits for Power Electronics” by Rudy Severns although I suspect it is aimed more at the switch-mode power supply designer. However the best guide to value calculations I found is an Application Guide for Snubber Capacitors from Cornell Dubilier.You can of course take a short cut and simply purchase commercially available coil suppressors, but in all events don’t give yourself an unpleasant surprise next time you try to control something in the real world. Plan for back EMF!Additional References: ameliamartin says: November 30, 2016 at 12:19 pm antedeluvian says: Log in to Reply “@ManyosinnThanks. nnAs far as AmellaMartin is concerned- it seems he/she/it posted the message elsewhere on embedded.com as well. Much as I dislike this at least I understand why when there is a commercial objective. nnHave you seen the inane and Embedded Systems Design using the Rabbit 3000 Microprocessor: Interfacing, Networking, and Application Development by Kamal Hyder and Bob Perrin. antedeluvian says: Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Design Methods, Electromechanical Log in to Reply ameliamartin says: March 15, 2017 at 1:47 pm pawanpatidar198 says: Log in to Reply “I am certain there are millions of more pleasant intance ahead for individuals who discover your blog. http://www.totalbollywood.com/kiara-advani/“ The application of relay coil suppression with DC relays: Application Note from TE Relay products. 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ON Semi: rapid installation of battery-free smart passive sensors for IoT applications

first_img Continue Reading Previous PragmaDev gives away ETSI SIP conformance test executablesNext Infineon: striving for autonomous driving development ON Semiconductor has announced a complete wireless battery free sensing solution kit (SPSDEVK1) that allows the company’s innovative Smart Passive Sensors to be rapidly integrated into Internet-of-Things applications. The SPSDEVK1 solution kit is plug and play ready for users to immediately measure, aggregate and analyze the data for various IoT applications.SPS wireless and battery-free sensors enable the monitoring of various parameters such as temperature, pressure, moisture or proximity at the network edge where running wires or replacing batteries may be impractical. When interrogated by an RF reader (the ON Semiconductor TagReader), the SPS “harvests” energy from the measuring signal, and then delivers a rapid and highly accurate reading from the sensor. This cost-effective solution has significant benefits over other technologies, and offers the potential to revolutionise low-power IoT sensing designs.The newly announced SPSDEVK1 is a complete sensing solution that includes a UHF SPS reader hub (SPSDEVR1-8), eight UHF antennas (SPS1DEVA1-W), 50 temperature sensors (SPS1T001PCB), a 12 V DC power supply, and an Ethernet cable. Also included is ON Semiconductor’s TagReader software, an application specifically developed for reading SPS that enables the full functionality of the tags, giving a comprehensive system solution.The TagReader software automatically detects the type of tag that is connected and reads sensor data graphically over time. A Graphical User Interface allows all system parameters related to the measurement process to be configured and re-configured as needed. As a result, with the SPSDEVK1, even first-time users can quickly and easily configure a system to measure, aggregate and analyse data for multiple fully wireless, battery-free IoT applications.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software last_img read more

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Huddle Up: Iowa State

first_imgIf 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! uspw 6654752 2Photo Attribution: US PresswireMy buddy Chris Williams who runs the excellent Cyclone Fanatic and I exchanged emails recently about this Saturday, last November, fast offenses, and the best linebacker unit in the Big 12. Hope you guys enjoy it!Kyle Porter: We meet again…Tell me this: Since that fateful Friday night last November, how much has Iowa State improved as a football program?Chris Williams: A fateful Friday night…A chilly evening that you all still have nightmares about…A chilly November night that the Cyclone Nation calls its greatest of all-time. I’m glad that we’re still friends Kyle. I really am.Iowa State is a much deeper football team than it was a season ago, specifically on defense. There’s been a lot of debate on our boards this season as to which Iowa State defense was better – this one or 2005’s bunch. I was on the fence for a while but now believe this one gets the nod. 2005’s line was probably better but this one goes 10 deep. I’m sure you’re aware of All Big 12 linebackers Jake Knott and A.J. Klein. The secondary hasn’t dropped off a bit since last season. The emergence of a true middle linebacker in Jeremiah George has given Iowa State some much-needed flexibility to play a 4-3 base effectively against the Kansas State’s and Iowa’s of the world too. Quality depth is where Iowa State is better off in 2012.I want to ask you about the 2012 Cowboys eventually but I’m very curious as to the type of reaction Iowa State will receive on Saturday morning. The Cyclones are saying that last year is history and that it won’t play a difference this weekend but I find it really hard to believe that Oklahoma State will do the same thing.How much is revenge on the mind of this team and its fan base? How do you think that will impact Saturday’s game?KP: Hah hah, [more nervous laughter], yeah.OSU isn’t downplaying last November at all. Gundy has said it’s on everybody’s mind and it’s been on everybody’s mind since then. The homecoming crowd, while probably a bit subdued by the 11 a.m. kick, will be out for blood from the opening kick.For the fans, it’s actually not an Iowa State thing at all though. If OU was the lone blemish last year or Texas or even Baylor, then it would be a much more emotional sort of revenge. We like Iowa State though so it’s more of a mechanical “look, you guys did this thing to us and these are going to be the consequences of you doing this thing. Afterwards we can still have a good relationship.”Except that I’m not sure we’re even good enough to have that attitude anymore. We scored 20 points on a pathetic Kansas team last week and are wallowing in injuries on the offensive side. Our QB1 is getting the Tom Brady “oh he’s probable” treatment from Gundy for the rest of the season and the defense has been anything but opportunistic.That having been said, I expect no less than 40 in (hopefully) Wes Lunt’s return. Do you think ISU can hang offensively again like they did last season?CW: That my friend (I sound like Joe Biden) is the big question with Iowa State right now.Offense.In Iowa State’s two losses this season, the Cyclones have been pathetic on that side of the ball. Iowa State only mustered up 189 yards of total offense in the loss to Texas Tech. That number was only at 231 last week against Kansas State. Having said that, Iowa State has seen three of the Big 12’s top defenses in its first three league games (Tech, TCU & K-State) so it’s really hard to know how the Cyclones will respond in the coming weeks. All I know is this: Iowa State averaged 2.4 yards per carry against Kansas State and quarterback Jared Barnett completed only 16-of-36 of his pass attempts.Can Iowa State’s offense keep up? I have no clue. I don’t think it is as bad as what we’ve seen recently and I don’t think it is as good as what happened down in Fort Worth two weeks ago. Probably somewhere in the middle.Iowa State’s defense is the strength here and what’s why I think your 40-plus point prediction might be a little aggressive. Consider this Kyle: Iowa State has gone 12 straight games of holding its opponent to 30 points or less in regulation. That’s the longest streak in the Big 12. This is an elite defense in this league and maybe one of the best in the country.I’ll be honest with you. I’m a big Mike Gundy fan. I’m a big fan of your program in general. I’m not a believer in the 3-2 record. I think OSU is better than that. I watched a replay of your game with Kansas on Saturday and the Cowboys are better than that performance too. With all of that talent, they have to be right?I’m just confused on what to expect from Oklahoma State on Saturday. The Cowboys are ranked first nationally in total offense – and that’s with both quarterbacks in the mix. Does this year’s Oklahoma State program have an elite offense that could snap Iowa State’s defensive streak that I told you about a little bit ago?KP: Honestly I’m a bit confused as well. OSU has scored 40+ in 18 of its last 30 games (since the beginning of 2010) and 30+ in 28 of those 30 (Kansas and Kansas State held us under that mark strangely enough). You’re right though, Iowa State’s defense is strong and it held a better offense last year to only 31 in OT so my 40+ prediction might have been a little hasty.Here’s the strange thing though: OSU is running plays at a faster clip than last year (81.4 a game this year vs. 76 a game last year) but is scoring fewer points per play (.64 last year vs. .60 this year). And Iowa State is definitely slowing things down (78.5 plays a game last season vs. 70 plays a games this season). Has that been a noticeable part of Rhoades’ strategy or has Iowa State just played slow teams?All that to say I do think OSU could score 40 on Iowa State but I’m not as convinced of it as I was 20 minutes ago. I think OSU fans sometimes get flippant with this offense: “oh sure, we average 48 a game, we’ll definitely hang 40 on ISU” instead of remembering “wait, our freshman QB’s combined are barely older than our QB from last year, there’s going to be a growing period.”After you answer that Rhoads question, rank for me Iowa State’s units from best to worst (ie: 1 – LBs, 2 – QBs, etc.) so OSU fans can know what to expect on Saturday morning.CW: Yeah. Iowa State hasn’t played a ton of jet-tempo teams so far this season. That’s a big reason for the play statistics that you showed. Iowa State played the majority of its non-conference season (Tulsa, @ Iowa, Western Illinois) in its 4-3 base defense, which it uses against more traditional offenses. You all will see Iowa State’s nickel package for sure on Saturday morning in Stillwater.As far as unit rankings go, here’s my best shot.1 – LB (probably the best in the Big 12)2 – DB (an underrated group that has played well in 2012)3 – RB (has underperformed so far this season but I don’t blame the running backs – line play has been sketchy)4 – DL (Jake McDonough is playing at an All-Big 12 level at DT)5 – OL (been a big disappointment so far this season IMO)6 – WR (group hasn’t played well but hasn’t had many chances either due to lack of a rushing game/quarterback inconsistency)7 – TE (junior Ernst Brun has been a nice addition to the passing game)8 – QB (no fun putting this position here but the way they have performed up to now, I have no choice)As far as the quarterback situation goes, Iowa State started the season with Steele Jantz at the helm. He led the Cyclones to a 3-0 mark in the Big 12 but then turned the ball over four times in the loss to Tech. Rhoads went to Barnett, who looked solid in the TCU win but not so much last week against Kansas State.Who knows what to expect on Saturday? I sure don’t.I ranked the quarterbacks last but Iowa State’s offensive struggles are far from a one-unit problem. The Cyclones haven’t been able to run the ball. The offensive line has struggled. It’s an offensive issue, not a quarterback issue.I’m up in the air about Oklahoma State’s quarterback situation. You’ve got Walsh and Lunt. They both look like solid players to me. Who should Iowa State fans expect to see on Saturday? What’s the difference between the two? Also if you don’t mind, I’d be interested in your position ranking for Oklahoma State too.KP: Lunt is the future. He’s got one of the best arms in the Big 12 and couldn’t be more perfect for this offense. Walsh is a great backup who has looked good-good-poor in his three games. He’s not in Lunt’s stratosphere. As for who plays, who knows? Belichick Gundy is isn’t talking injuries anymore but I have a feeling we’re going to see Lunt running the first team again on Saturday. Onto those rankings…1 – RB (so deep…good thing too since two of the three are injured right now)2 – QB (tough to bench a top 15 QB in passer rating but OSU is about to do it)3 – OL (played badly against KU but has only allowed two sacks for 11 yards all year)4 – LB (run defense has been terrific – 3.26 yards per rush)5 – DL (see above)6 – WR (they’re deep but there’s no go to guy…disappointing so far)8 – DB (giving up the same number of yards per pass (6.6) as last year but 3 INT after 24 last year is unacceptable)We don’t much use tight ends.OK, we’ve bloviated enough, brass tacks and such — who’s winning on Saturday?CW: Wait, wait, wait my Cowboy brother. I haven’t had a chance to ask about Oklahoma State’s defense yet. After all, that might be the unit that dictates the outcome of this game. We’ve covered Iowa State’s offensive struggles so my question is, what kind of group will the Cyclones go up against on that side of the football? You noted a stout rush defense so that’s certainly not what Cyclone fans want to hear. Anything else you can add?Oklahoma State knows more than anybody not to ever count Paul Rhoads out of any competition. Iowa State will be game on Saturday. The 13-point line seems a little much to me. I think that Iowa State’s defense will force some turnovers but it’s all going to come down to that offense. Will the Cyclones snap out of that funk we saw them in last week and look more like the team that beat TCU or are these offensive issues here to stay?As for a prediction, objectively, you have to give the home team the edge here, especially one as talented as the Cowboys. Oklahoma State has plenty to play for with what happened last year. Gundy is a great coach. He’ll use that to his advantage but for some reason, this Iowa State team plays very well on the road. Iowa State will ready to play. There’s no doubt in my mind about that. Give me the Cowboys by a touchdown but if this one goes the other way, I won’t be surprised at all either.Okay Kyle. It’s time for you to call your shot.KP: Agh, I was trying to roll out without having to discuss the defense….I realized the other day that this year’s defense misses Markelle Martin as much as any defense in the country misses any single player. The yards per play numbers are the same as last year (or better) for both the run and the pass but there’s zero pizzaz when this year’s version trots onto the field. They haven’t found their swagger yet and even though they’re probably more talented than last season’s unit nobody has as much confidence that they’re going to get a big play when they need it.As for a prediction. I agree the 13-point line (or 14-point line at some books) is absurd but I’ll stick with my original statement that OSU will put up 40. I’ll go 40-30 Pokes in a fun, hard-fought Big 12 affair. Then we can get back to rooting for each other the rest of the season……until we roll into Hilton.If you liked Chris’ stuff you should definitely follow him on Twitter for the rest of the year and into basketball…last_img read more

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Three Players No Longer Listed on Oklahoma State Football Roster

first_imgIf 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! As reported by Tulsa World’s Mark Cooper, Oklahoma State’s spring game roster released on Friday did not include three notable players: Running back Raymond Taylor, center Paul Lewis, and safety Tre Roberts.Taylor finished the 2015 season as the third leading rusher with 297 yards, including a breakout two touchdown performance in Lubbock. Taylor was a walk-on member of the program who was headed into his senior season.Lewis, who started the season last season at guard, was supplanted by Jesse Robinson as the starter and caught a lot of criticism as the offensive line continued to struggle last season.And Roberts, who was headed into his redshirt sophomore season, appeared in several games last season but could have been buried on the depth chart with Tre Flowers, Jordan Sterns, Derrick Moncrief, and several other young defensive backs at the same position including my personal favorite: freshman Za’Carrius Green.last_img read more

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CFB Analyst Predicts Winners Of Top Quarterback Battles

first_imgPenn State's band performs during game.STATE COLLEGE, PA – SEPTEMBER 15: The Penn State Nittany Lions marching band preforms before the start of the Nittany Lions game against the Navy Midshipmen at Beaver Stadium on September 15, 2012 in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)Spring football is here for much of the college football world this week. For programs looking to replace their 2018 starting quarterbacks, the top story line is probably the battle at that position.The increase of transfers, especially at the quarterback position in particular, definitely contributes to the intrigue. This year, some of the top programs in the country have new QBs set to take over via transfer.The most notable are probably at Ohio State, which has Georgia transfer Justin Fields, and Oklahoma, where Alabama veteran Jalen Hurts is expected to take over. Both are the prohibitive favorites to win the jobs.Other major college football programs have quarterback battles that are far more open.Bleacher Report‘s Brad Shepard went through some of the major QB contests and predicted the winners.Among the biggest programs on the list is Penn State. Earlier today, we found out that Tommy Stevens will be limited this spring after surgery on an unspecified injury.Shepard still thinks the versatile veteran Stevens will win the job:Sean Clifford is a former 4-star prospect with a big arm who threw a 34-yard touchdown pass in mop-up duty against Pittsburgh a season ago. And he may prove to be a worthy candidate to push Stevens.But, in the end, the 6’5″, 240-pound Stevens will get his opportunity to lead Franklin’s program. He’s waited long enough and it’s going to be a big storyline to watch him in such a pivotal season for the Franklin regime.He acknowledges that there could be a quick switch to Clifford if the offense isn’t rolling, especially considering Stevens’ utility as an h-back or tight end.Some of the other battles he picks:Auburn: Bo Nix over Joey Gatewood Florida: Feleipe Franks over Emory Jones Florida State: James Blackman over Alex Hornibrook Miami: Jarren Williams over N’Kosi Perry, Tate Martell Michigan State: Brian Lewerke over Rocky Lombardi Oklahoma State: Dru Brown over Spencer Sanders Wisconsin: Graham Mertz over Jack Coan, Danny Vanden Boom, Chase WolfFor the full list, head to Bleacher Report.last_img read more

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Europa League: Chelsea too strong for Kiev, Arsenal slump at Rennes

first_img Reuters LondonMarch 8, 2019UPDATED: March 8, 2019 08:16 IST Chelsea players celebrate (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSChelsea outclassed Dynamo Kiev 3-0 in the first leg of their Europa League last-16 tieArsenal face an uphill task to make the quarter-finals after slumping to a 3-1 defeat at RennesNapoli, Dynamo Zagreb, Villarreal and Valencia will also take victories into next week’s second legsChelsea outclassed Dynamo Kiev 3-0 in the first leg of their Europa League last-16 tie on Thursday but Arsenal face an uphill task to make the quarter-finals after slumping to a 3-1 defeat at French club Rennes.Napoli, Dynamo Zagreb, Villarreal and Valencia will also take victories into next week’s second legs, while Sevilla v Slavia Prague and Eintracht Frankfurt v Inter Milan ended all square.Chelsea were by far the better side at Stamford Bridge – they had eight shots on target to Kiev’s none – but it was not until Callum Hudson-Odoi scored a third goal in stoppage time that the scoreline fully reflected their dominance.Pedro put the home side ahead after 17 minutes when he played a one-two with Olivier Giroud and set them on the road to their eighth win in nine Europa League games this season.Brazilian midfielder Willian made it two with a perfect free kick after 65 minutes before 18-year-old substitute Hudson-Odoi side-footed home.Arsenal had never lost to French opposition away from home in 12 previous European games and they took an early lead when what looked like a cross from Alex Iwobi evaded everyone and sneaked in at the far post.Playing in their change turquoise-green shirts, the English side controlled most of the first half but the match changed completely four minutes before halftime when Sokratis Papastathopoulos was sent off for a second bookable offence.Rennes equalised from the resulting free kick when Benjamin Bourigeaud rifled home at the second attempt and they came out for the second half looking far more positive than the Londoners.advertisementThe French team went ahead 20 minutes into the second half when Mehdi Zeffane’s shot looped off defender Nacho Monreal into the net and Ismaila Sarr made it 3-1 two minutes from time when he powered home a header from a lovely curling left-wing cross.First-half goals from Arkadiusz Milik and Fabian Ruiz, and an own goal by Jerome Onguene gave Napoli a 3-0 over Austrian champions Salzburg and extended their unbeaten home record in the competition to five matches.Sevilla, who have won the Europa League three times, twice went ahead against Slavia Prague but were pegged back on both occasions in a pulsating 2-2 draw in Spain.DEFLECTED SHOTWissam Ben Yedder put the home side ahead in the first minute and although Miroslav Stoch equalised with a deflected shot, Munir restored Sevilla’s lead.Alex Kral put the visitors level again six minutes before halftime when he turned a corner into the net.Fellow Spaniards Villarreal had a happier evening in St Petersburg and will take a solid 3-1 lead over Zenit into the second leg at home.Villarreal, third bottom of La Liga, took the lead after 33 minutes when Vicente Iborra headed home from a free kick but the home side took only two minutes to level thanks to Sardar Azmoun, whose quick thinking allowed him to stab home from close range.The Spaniards, though, took control in the second half, with Gerard Moreno putting them 2-1 ahead after 64 minutes and Manu Morlanes added the third.Valencia, UEFA Cup winners in 2004 and the third Spanish side left in the competition, beat Krasnodar 2-1 thanks to a first-half double from Rodrigo.An improved second-half performance from the Russian side was rewarded with a goal by Swede Viktor Claesson.Bruno Petkovic scored a penalty for Dinamo Zagreb to give them a 1-0 home win over Benfica while in the only game between two former winners of the UEFA Cup, Eintracht Frankfurt were held 0-0 at home by Inter Milan.It was the first time Eintracht, who have won seven of their eight Europa League matches this season, failed to score.The second legs take place next Thursday.Also Read | Belgium’s Marouane Fellaini announces international retirementAlso Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow ChelseaFollow ArsenalFollow Dynamo KievFollow RennesFollow Europa League Europa League: Chelsea too strong for Kiev, Arsenal slump at RennesEuropa League: Chelsea outclassed Dynamo Kiev 3-0 in the first leg of their last-16 tie but Arsenal face an uphill task to make the quarter-finals after slumping to a 3-1 defeat at French club Rennes.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

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Meet Eskilstuna Ölkultur, Sweden’s Master of American-Style Ales

first_img Kentucky Breweries are Plowing Ahead on the Bourbon Trail The Best Fresh Hop Beers to Celebrate the Hop Harvest Getting to Know the Lithuanian Beer Scene If you travel the world in search of beer, Stockholm, Sweden, is a worthwhile destination. From the mad scientist concoctions of Stockholm-based brewery Omnipollo to the premier international beer bars like The Flying Dog and Pressklubbenj, your taste buds will never be bored. On top of that — and thanks to the fourteen islands that make up the Stockholm archipelago — there’s always a beautiful view to take in while you sip a brew.But for those who want to taste local beers off the beaten path and away from other tourists, a train trip west of Stockholm is in order. In the picturesque red-roofed towns of Strängnäs and Mariefred, you can find acclaimed small-batch breweries like the excellent Eskilstuna Ölkultur.Eskilstuna Ölkultur started as a members-only beer club, an interesting special designation available for Sweden’s smaller breweries. The brewery’s initial years were spent honing its craft and making its reputation in its namesake hometown of Eskilstuna. These days, Eskilstuna Ölkultur has graduated to a full-fledged production facility with a publicly accessible brewpub and beer garden. It’s a welcome respite to travelers searching for good beer and friendly conversation.Seasonal, limited edition offerings are currently on tap at the brewery, including Sommar Ale, WeissbierandSommar-IPA. But Eskilstuna Ölkultur’s year-round offerings like Eskilstuna Pale Ale, Dubbel IPA, and aged bottles of its Barley Wine are not only easy to find but are also the brewery’s standouts.It’s easy to overlook a brewery’s core lineup and gravitate straight to its special releases, but when you need a reprieve from sweet grainy lagers typical of mass-produced Swedish beers like Norrlands Guld, a well-crafted American-style pale ale really hits the spot. And this is what is perhaps the best thing about Eskilstuna Ölkultur — its ability to master American style beers. Eskilstuna Pale Ale features organic ingredients and is a balanced blend of bright citrus and bready caramel malts. EskilstunaDubbel IPA is a traditional American Imperial IPA with a hefty 8.7 percent ABV. It straightforwardly ups the qualities of the pale ale, providing more malt and hop flavor with a molasses-like sweetness and sharp bitter finish. If you need a heavier beer to accompany dessert or a nightcap, the Barley Wine is an award-winning brew that includes ingredients like Swedish pilsner malt, an English hop blend, and locally sourced honey. It’s 10 percent ABV and features a complexity that lends itself to sharing and slowly sipping.Eskilstuna Ölkultur beers are easy to find in Eskilstuna’s surrounding towns at Systembolaget, the government-owned chain of bottle shops. If you can’t make it to this part of Sweden, its beers may be special-ordered for delivery to your neighborhood Systembolaget store. Why Tea and Beer Go Well Together (and 5 Tea Beers to Try) What’s So Great About the Icelandic Hot Dog? Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more

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Canada Inks 1st LongTerm Contract to Ship LNG to China

first_imgzoomIllustration. Source: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license Canadian company FortisBC has entered into its first term supply agreement to produce liquefied natural gas (LNG) for Top Speed Energy Corp. to export to China.This term supply agreement is said to be a major development in Canada’s LNG export industry as it allows an increased supply of domestic LNG to China.It was made possible by the completion of the Tilbury LNG expansion project in Delta, B.C. earlier this year.The two-year agreement will see 53,000 tonnes of LNG a year or about 60 ISO containers a week shipped from Tilbury to China by the summer of 2021.“This is the first agreement of its kind that will see Canadian LNG shipped regularly to China,” Douglas Stout, FortisBC vice-president of market development and external relations, said.“There is strong demand for Canadian LNG in China and this is an exciting time to be working in the industry here in B.C,” he added.In 2017, FortisBC became the first company in Canada to supply LNG for export to China. Since then FortisBC has been supplying LNG to customers for export to China on a spot basis. With the expansion project adding LNG production capacity of 250,000 tonnes per year and additional storage capacity of 46,000 cubic metres, Tilbury is leading Canada’s export industry into uncharted territory.Tilbury’s new expansion facility is designed to be one of the cleanest LNG facilities in the world. This agreement would reduce between 90,000 and 180,000 tonnes of GHG emissions annually, according to a lifecycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions tool developed specifically for Tilbury.“The announcement of an LNG contract at Tilbury is an encouraging step for Canada’s LNG export industry. We are using sustainable Canadian fuels to reduce worldwide carbon emissions,” Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Natural Resources, pointed out.Shipping LNG by ISO container helps meet the energy demands of industrial and public utility customers in China who are not connected to a pipeline network as the containers can be transported virtually anywhere and don’t require large regasification terminals to convert the LNG back into natural gas. “The market for Canadian LNG will increase as China seeks to reduce air pollution and carbon emissions by switching to lower-carbon energy,” Chen Jianrong, Top Speed Energy CEO, noted.last_img read more

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Renovations Officially Begin at NSCC Truro Campus

first_imgStudents and faculty will see the start of more than $4 millionin renovations to the Truro Campus of the Nova Scotia CommunityCollege (NSCC). The extensive project, which officially begantoday, Nov. 17, will upgrade student learning areas and createseats for 121 additional students. The Truro Campus renovations are part of government’s $123-million investment in NSCC announced earlier this year to offermore education and learning programs to more students, closer tohome. “Our investment in NSCC, today the Truro Campus, is great for thearea and indeed all of our province,” said Education MinisterJamie Muir. “We will soon be better able to meet the educationand training needs of more students in state-of-the-artfacilities, and position Truro to increase its highly-skilled andsuccessful workforce.” The investment is part of the government’s skills initiative,Skills Nova Scotia. It involves working with partners to upgradepeople’s skills, from basic literacy to the use of the mostadvanced technologies, to further their success in education andthe workplace. The investment in NSCC will support a multi-yearplan to strengthen the college, enabling it to modernizefacilities, increase student capacity, and enhance skill-drivenlearning programs. “Our mission, Building Nova Scotia’s Economy and Quality of LifeThrough Education and Innovation, reflects our commitment to helpNova Scotians acquire the sophisticated knowledge and skillsneeded for success in the modern labour market,” said Ray Ivany,president, NSCC. “Embarking on an exciting new phase in NSCC’sdevelopment will provide greater access to applied learningopportunities throughout the province.” Over the next seven years, 2,500 additional students — anincrease of 30 per cent — will enter the college at its ruraland metro campuses. There are three phases of the Truro Campus’s renovation project.Phase 1, launched today, will focus on the second floor of thewest wing of Forrester Hall. This renovation will complete a one-stop service area for students, called the Centre for StudentSuccess. It will include all business services, a financialoffice, career services, student counselling and support, andadministration in one area to maximize student access toinformation and support they need. In addition, six washrooms inForrester Hall will be renovated, and the air handling system onthe second and third floor of the west wing will be installed.These projects will be completed in the spring of 2004. In 2004-05, Phase 2 will begin. This phase will include a newfront atrium for Forrester Hall which will house the bookstore, anew student centre and a canteen, and a new ventilation system.This space will create study and gathering areas for students, aswell as a welcoming entrance to the main building of the campus. In 2005-06, Phase 3 will complete the renovation project withmechanical, electrical and lighting improvements in corridors andclassrooms throughout Forrester Hall. “The renewed Truro Campus will provide a student-centredenvironment that supports student success and encourages life-long learning,” said Kevin Quinlan, principal at the TruroCampus. “This development is essential, not only for the learnerswho will influx the labour market with the skills Nova Scotiarequires, but it also provokes a new view of learning in NovaScotia, one that includes a national calibre community college.” Work on the NSCC Truro Campus is scheduled for completion in2006.last_img read more

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Nurse transferred after woman delivers baby in health centres toilet

first_imgShamli (UP): A staff nurse at the government community health centre here was transferred while two senior officials were warned after a pregnant woman delivered her baby in the clinic’s toilet, an official said on Tuesday.The nurse is accused of not attending to the pregnant woman, while the superintendent and medical officer referred her to another centre instead of taking prompt action, the official said. The ailing woman consequently delivered the child in the centre’s toilet. Also Read – Cong may promise farm loan waiver in HaryanaThe incident came to light on May 27, when the woman’s father-in-law filed a complaint accusing the centre’s staff of negligence. A departmental inquiry confirmed the allegation, the official added. Chief Medical Officer Sanjay Bhandarkar said departmental action was taken on the inquiry report conducted by Deputy CMO K P Singh. Staff nurse Anjelina has been transferred and her increments have been stopped while warning letters were issued to Superintendent Ramesh Chandra and medical officer Manjit Kaur, Bhandarkar said.last_img read more

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Drug package including shatter seized at Atlantic Institution in New Brunswick

first_imgRENOUS, N.B. – A package of drugs that included a marijuana concentrate known as shatter has been seized at the federal Atlantic Institution prison in New Brunswick.A news release from the jail says the contraband seized included just over 27 grams of the potent form of cannabis, which sometimes looks like a sheet of maple syrup or thin toffee on wax paper.The Correctional Service of Canada says it has been heightening its measures to stop contraband from entering the high-security jail.It says the tools include ion scanners and drug-detector dogs to search buildings, personal property, inmates and visitors.There were no details provided on when the seizure occurred or how the drug was detected.Evidence regarding the seizure at the prison in Renous has been handed over for further investigation by RCMP in the area.last_img read more

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Trans Mountain a frustrating angerinducing process for Alberta premier

first_imgFORT MCMURRAY, Alta. – Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says the challenges facing the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion shows her province can do everything by the book and still get shortchanged.Notley says the recent Federal Court of Appeal decision quashing the expansion project has provoked frustration and anger in Alberta, but her government will continue to fight to get it built.She says without it, the ongoing pipeline bottlenecks will continue to cost Canada $40 million a day in a discounted price for oil.“I know I speak for everyone here in this room and every Albertan in saying that we are frustrated and, let’s go with it, angry about the recent court decision on Trans Mountain,” Notley said at the official opening of Suncor’s new Fort Hills oilsands extraction site, north of Fort McMurray on Monday.“Alberta and Albertans have done everything right and so far it hasn’t worked, but you know what we are not going to let it rest. We are going to keep fighting.”The Appeal Court recently struck down the pipeline on the grounds the federal government did not consult properly with First Nations and did not take into account the impact of tanker traffic on marine life.The Trans Mountain project would double the existing line from Alberta to B.C. to triple the amount of oil shipped to the coast, allowing producers to sell to Pacific Rim markets and fetch a better price.The Alberta government says lack of pipeline access is forcing its producers to sell exclusively to the U.S. market at a substantial price reduction.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government is considering all options to get the project restarted. Notley met with Trudeau last week in Edmonton and said Trudeau promised her a new timeline within weeks.Ottawa now owns the existing Trans Mountain line, purchasing it along with other assets recently for $4.5 billion to ensure the expansion gets completed.In the meantime, Notley has pulled Alberta out of the federal climate change program, which calls for escalating levies on carbon emissions.Notley has said getting Trans Mountain up and running was quid pro quo for Alberta signing on to the federal carbon program, and that Alberta will stay on the sidelines until the Trans Mountain problem is fixed.Alberta retains its own climate plan, which taxes carbon at $30 a tonne, but for now won’t increase it in 2021 to keep it in lockstep with the federal program.— By Dean Bennett in EdmontonNote to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version stated Notley said the battlenecks were costing Alberta $40 million a day.last_img read more

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Aunt of Sarah McIver says she believes school officials in China made

first_imgDRUMHELLER, Alta. — The aunt of an Alberta woman who has been released from custody in China says she believes it was a mistake by her niece’s employer that resulted in her arrest.Sarah McIver was detained earlier this month over a work-permit issue related to her teaching job, but her aunt Rhona McIver says Sarah is now on her way back to her hometown of Drumheller, Alta.Rhona McIver said she believes her niece arrived in China to learn that the school she’d planned to teach at no longer had a job for her, so officials gave her work at another school.“That’s where the mistake got made,” McIver said from Drumheller in an interview Saturday.“She probably didn’t even think about it.”McIver’s arrest followed those of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, two Canadians living and working in China, on allegations they were harming China’s national security.China arrested Kovrig and Spavor separately after Canadian authorities detained a Chinese technology executive in Vancouver. Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of electronics giant Huawei Technologies, is wanted in the United States on allegations she lied to American banks as part of an effort to get around sanctions on Iran.China and Canada both insisted McIver’s case was different from Kovrig’s and Spavor’s.Rhona McIver said Sarah’s mother and sister have driven to B.C. to pick her up. She explained that while in China, McIver adopted a puppy, and even though she was able to fly from China to Canada with the dog, there was a problem flying it to Calgary.“One morning she was going to school and somebody threw out some pups, so she rescued one,” McIver said, adding they could be back in Drumheller by Saturday evening.McIver said her niece like to travel and had been to China before, but only as a tourist.A spokeswoman for China’s Foreign Ministry said last week that a Canadian woman had received an administrative penalty for illegal employment but did not provide further details.A spokesman with Global Affairs Canada confirmed Friday that a Canadian citizen who was detained in China this month was released and has returned to Canada, but would not release further information due to provisions under the Privacy Act.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Badr Hari Celebrates Birthday With Controversial President of Chechnya

Rabat – Moroccan super heavyweight kickboxer Badr Hari celebrated his 30th birthday last weekend with the controversial president of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov. The former K-1 heavyweight champion shared photos of his birthday on his Instagram account. He also posted photos of himself posing half naked in a golden bathtub while carrying what appears to be an AK47 machine gun, also in gold.Hari commented on the photos by saying that it was “the best birthday” of all time. “Everything in gold, I take all what life brings to me! Only in Mother Russia! Much love to the one true president,” reads the Golden Boy’s official Instagram account which has ever since been removed. Badr Hari is reportedly staying in Chechnya to give kickboxing lessons to President Ramzan Kadyrov and his bodyguards. read more

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UK to Announce it will Join US Electronics Flight Ban

Rabat – An announcement is expected anytime from the UK, saying it will be joining the indefinite US ban of electronics aboard commercial airlines.The US announced a ban on large electronics as part of carry-on luggage aboard commercial flights from a select group of Middle East and African airlines. Devices included in the ban are laptops, tablets, DVD players and E-Readers. These devices and others like them will only be allowed as checked luggage. So far, cell phones have been exempted from the list and will be allowed in the cabin.According to a report from BBC News, the device ban will affect 9 airlines and 10 airports, including Royal Air Maroc, operating from Mohamed V Airport in Casablanca. Other airlines are Royal Jordanian, Egypt Air, Turkish Airlines, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Kuwait Airways, Qatar Airways, Emirates and Etihad Airways. The ban, which has no foreseeable end date, is thought to have been instituted based on what BBC security correspondent, Frank Gardner, calls “evaluated intelligence.” Gardner takes it as a sign that the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) receivedsome sort of credible word of an extremist plot targeting commercial airlines.In a statement released by the DHS, officials are clearly concerned about a continued threat to commercial flights from some quarters. “Evaluated intelligence indicates that terrorist groups continue to target commercial aviation, to include smuggling devices in various consumer items.”It should be noted that no US airlines will be affected by the ban. UK restrictions, when announced, may differ from the US ban. BBC home affairs correspondent, Daniel Sandford, has reported that the imminent UK ban is “… obviously part of coordinated action with the US.”As reported by Morocco World News, the US ban is linked to reports that Al-Qaida is close to being capable of hiding explosive devices inside electronics to target commercial flights.The news first emerged from a now deleted tweet by Royal Jordanian: “Following instructions from the concerned US departments, we kindly inform our dearest passengers departing to and arriving from the United States that carrying any electronic or electrical device on board the flight cabins is strictly prohibited.” read more

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Amaya Inc revenue soars with PokerStars net loss grows to 267 million

MONTREAL — Amaya Inc. says it had a $26.7-million net loss and $368.6 million of revenue in the fourth quarter, both up substantially from a year earlier, largely because of the Montreal-based company’s acquisition of PokerStars.Amaya’s revenue was nearly 10 times higher than the $37 million recorded a year earlier while its net loss was about four times higher than the $6.8 million recorded in the fourth quarter of 2013.Excluding items and discontinued operations that have been sold or are up for sale, Amaya had $85.7 million in adjusted net earnings, up from $11.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2013.Amaya to sell Cadillac Jack game development unit for $476 million to AGSIntertain Group follows Amaya’s lead in quest to become online bingo kingAmaya Gaming Group stock tumbles after it confirms securities watchdog probing share tradingIts fourth quarter net loss including discontinued operations was 20 cents per diluted share, up from eight cents a year earlier. Adjusted earnings were 42 cents per diluted share, up from 12 cents per share in the fourth quarter of 2013.Amaya has made several major deals, including a recent sale, that are shifting its focus to online games.The company announced Monday it plans to sell its Cadillac Jack casino game business for $476 million. Last week, it announced that it will form a new public company called Innova Gaming Group that will own Diamond Game, which designs and develops games for the North American lottery sector.The moves follow Amaya’s US$4.9-billion deal last June to buy the world’s largest online poker company, operator of popular brands PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker. read more

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Shaminda Eranga hospitalised in UK with heart ailment

Eranga had been called for a suspect action during the second Test at Chester Le Street. He was to face a bowling test at the Loughborough University on Monday. Fast bowler Shaminda Eranga has been hospitalised in England with a heart ailment, Sri Lanka Cricket sources said, according to the Press Trust of India.Eranga’s hospitalisation takes place just two days ahead of the first ODI in Nottingham. His absence will be a blow to Sri Lanka who missed the services of Dhammika Prasad and Dushmantha Chameera during the Test series. There was a danger of him being asked to be sidelined in the event of him proving to bend his arm more than the allowed 15 degrees, SLC sources said. read more

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