first_imgBack in the starting line-up at Leicester City, Coutinho showed his class by teeing up Mohamed Salah for Liverpool’s opener before curling in a sublime free-kick that set his side up for a 3-2 win.More performances like this and his transfer saga will soon be a distant memory.Lukaku has given Man United a new dimensionBy the admission of manager Jose Mourinho, Manchester United were not at their fluid best in their 1-0 win at Southampton.It was the sort of game United would not have won last season, when their league-high 15 draws contributed to a disappointing sixth-place finish.Another three points and another clean sheet. Job done!— Manchester United (@ManUtd) September 23, 2017But new striker Romelu Lukaku gives them greater cutting edge and his 20th-minute goal settled the game, the Belgium striker finishing at the second attempt after Saints goalkeeper Fraser Forster parried his header.United have made their best start to a season since 2011-12 and Lukaku is only the second player (after Louis Saha) to have scored six goals in his first six games for the club in the Premier League era.Spurs must iron out Aurier’s rough edgesSerge Aurier’s full Premier League debut for Tottenham Hotspur showcased the best and worst of the controversial Ivory Coast international.He got forward well and helped to tee up Christian Eriksen for what proved to be the decisive goal in a 3-2 success at London rivals West Ham United..@ChrisEriksen8 – the highest scoring Danish player in @premierleague history. ? ?? #COYS— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) September 23, 2017But the Paris Saint-Germain old boy was frequently caught out of position and was sent off with 20 minutes remaining after being shown a second yellow card for needlessly scything down Andy Carroll.Tottenham led 3-1 at that stage and had it not been for Aurier, they would have seen the game out much more comfortably.Share on: WhatsApp The Argentina striker has now scored 176 goals for City and needs just two more to surpass Eric Brook as the club’s all-time leading scorer.Morata showed Chelsea can thrive without CostaWhen Antonio Conte signed Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid in the close season, some critics suggested the Spain striker would not be an adequate replacement for Diego Costa given the unique physical demands of the Premier League. Chelsea players celebrate after thrashing stock cityLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | The Manchester clubs kept control of the title race, Alvaro Morata scored his first Chelsea hat-trick and Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho began to redeem himself for angling to join Barcelona.Here are five things we learned in the Premier League this weekend:Aguero remains a central figure for Man CityThe writing appeared to be on the wall for Sergio Aguero at Manchester City last season when Gabriel Jesus’s arrival in January saw him lose his place in the side.But an injury to Jesus brought Aguero back into the team and his performances convinced manager Pep Guardiola to begin this season with both players in his starting XI.When Guardiola switched to a one-striker configuration against Crystal Palace, it was Jesus who made way and he was not missed as Aguero struck in a 5-0 rout that left City top of the table.center_img Whereas Costa is all snarling aggression and muscular power, Morata relies more on movement and subtle technique to outwit defenders.But the 24-year-old has made a quick transition to the English game and bagged his first Chelsea hat-trick in Saturday’s 4-0 rout of Stoke City to take his tally for the club to six goals.In the week that Chelsea finally agreed a deal to allow Costa to return to Atletico Madrid, Morata showed the champions can move on with minimum fuss.Coutinho has started his redemption tourLess than a month ago, Philippe Coutinho was in danger of becoming Public Enemy Number One at Anfield as the Liverpool playmaker tried to force through a move to Barcelona.When Liverpool refused to sell him, he was left in a potentially awkward situation.But manager Jurgen Klopp has handled the situation deftly, treating Coutinho respectfully without giving in to his demands.last_img read more

first_imgImage Courtesy: BCCI/FIFA/AIFF/ReutersAdvertisement 6r77a9NBA Finals | Brooklyn VsohkWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E6d483t( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) h6vWould you ever consider trying this?😱77y0aCan your students do this? 🌚38l5fp2Roller skating! Powered by Firework 2019 is almost over and its time to take a look back at the major occurrence that has happened in the world of sports in the last 12 months. As the year ends, we are proud to announce that Sports India Show is conducting its first Sports India Show Year End Awards 2019! We are focusing on Football, Cricket, Kabbadi and Athletics, and there are different categories under the four main sports.Advertisement Image Courtesy: BCCI/FIFA/AIFF/ReutersThe 2019 Ballon d’Or saw FC Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi winning the award for a record sixth time. 2019 Women’s world cup winner and United States captain Megan Rapinoe became the best female footballer. Matthijs de Ligt of Juventus was chosen as the best young talent.Alisson, the Brazilian who won the Copa America trophy and lifted the UEFA Champions League trophy with Liverpool, won the best goalkeeper award. Cristiano Ronaldo was named the Italian league’s player of the year. Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri overtook Messi to become the second highest international goalscorer.Advertisement The 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup trophy was lifted by the joint host England. Rohit Sharma scored the most runs and Mitchell Starc secured the most number of wickets, and Kane Williamson became the player of the tournament.Mumbai Indians were the champions of the 2019 Indian Premier League. Andre Russell won the best player award, while David Warner and Imran Tahir were the highest run scorer and highest wicket taker, respectively.Advertisement Team India skipper Virat Kohli is ranked 1st in both the ICC Top 10 Test and ODI batsmen lists. Jasprit Bumrah leads the ODI bowlers list, and Pat Cummins is on top of the Test bowlers list.In the 2019 Pro Kabbadi League, Bengal Warriors won their first title, defeating Dabang Delhi in the final. Bengaluru Bulls star Pawan Kumar Sehrawat became the best raider with 346 points. Fazel Atrachali of U Mumba topped the list of best defenders with 82 tackle points.In athletics, India won a record breaking 312 total medals and 174 golds in the 2019 South Asian Games. Swimmer Divya Satija, weightlifter Siddhant Gogoi and triple jumper Karthik Unnikrishnan were among the gold medal winners.At the Commonwealth Powerlifting Championships in September, Arathi Arun secured 5 gold in the 72 kg M1 category. Para athlete Anandan Gunasekaran and Javelin Thrower Shivpal Singh won a gold each at the 2019 CISM World Military Games. Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge became the first ever person in history to run a marathon in under two hours, clocking a time of 1hr 59min 40.2 sec.We would like you, our valuable fans and readers to decide the winners in all the categories. There are a total of 12 categories, classed under three main categories- Football, Cricket and Athletics. As the reader, you are requested to nominate your picks in the comment box below.Here are all the categories for nomination-Football:Best Player of the yearBest Young talent of the yearBest Manager of the yearBest Female player of the yearCricket: Best Batsman of the yearBest Bowler of the yearBest Catch of the yearBest Test Innings of the yearBest ODI Innings of the yearBest T20 Innings of the yearKabbadi:Best Kabbadi RaiderBest Kabbadi DefenderAthletics:Best Male Athlete of the yearBest Female Athlete of the yearN.B- The last date for the nominations is December 14. Also, please only use the comment box in the Sports India website to list the nominees.Looking forward to see your nominations!Also read:Find out all the winners in every category at the Ballon d’Or 2019 awards!India close in on unbelievable 300 medal mark at the South Asian Games – head and shoulders above other countries! Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgClick HERE if you’re unable to view the gallery on your mobile device. Get live news and analysis Sunday at 5:30 p.m. when the Warriors hope to finish off a season sweep of the Phoenix Suns for the fourth straight season.The Warriors (45-20) will host the league’s second-worst team just two nights after scoring one of their biggest victories of the season. Golden State solidified its hold on the top spot in the Western Conference by routing the second-place Nuggets 122-105 at Oracle …last_img read more

first_img1 August 2013It was a night that belonged to South Africa as Olympic champions Chad le Clos and Cameron van der Burgh both struck gold at the 15th Fina World Swimming Championships in Barcelona on Wednesday.Although Le Clos was the favourite for the men’s 200 metres butterfly after his epic victory against American Michael Phelps in London last year, the Durbanite was not expecting the easy race that everyone was predicting.But the 21-year-old set the pace and tone for the rest of the South Africans, outswimming his opposition to touch in 1:54.32 – while doing his characteristic look to either side as he approached the finish, to the amazement of all the coaches.“It was on exactly the same day a year ago that Le Clos won Olympic gold,” said coach Graham Hill. “His win tonight means he has added the World Championship long course title to his titles as the Commonwealth Champion, World Short Course Champion and Olympic Champion.”Le Clos finished ahead of Poland’s Pawel Korzeniowski in 1:55.01 and China’s Wu Peng in 1:55.09.Just as Le Clos was re-writing the history books, Van der Burgh was doing the same thing a few events later in the 50 metres breastroke. The Olympic champion and world record holder, despite battling with a dose of flu, managed to edge out arch-rival Christiaan Sprenger of Australia by just 0.01 seconds to clock 26.77 seconds.But his excitement was more for his training partner, Giulio Zorzi, who from lane 8 raced in to snatch the bronze medal in a personal best of 27.04 seconds.“We have trained together all our lives,” Van der Burgh said afterwards. “First with Francois Boshoff, then Lionel Durandt – and this was for Lionel [who passed away recently]. From there we both joined Dirk Lange. Giulio’s bronze almost means more to me than my gold! I won my first bronze at the World Championships in 2007 from lane 8.”Van der Burgh is re-writing his own history as the only breaststroker to have won medals over four championships – third in 2007, winning in 2009, third in 2011 and now another gold.Leading South African coach Wayne Riddin coached the SA team at the Sydney Olympics in 2000. He is currently in Barcelona for the Fina Swimming World Championships.last_img read more

first_imgThis year’s SA Sports Awards took place in Bloemfontein on Sunday evening. The awards acknowledge local sporting heroes who have excelled in their respective sporting fields.Olympic champion Caster Semenya scooped a number of awards in her absence, bagging Sports Star of the Year, Sportswoman of the Year and People’s Choice awards.SA’s golden girl has experienced win after win in 2018. She reached an 800m personal best of 1:54.25 in the Paris Diamond League that took place in June this year, followed by another seven Diamond League wins, and her most recent wins at the IAAF Continental Cup, claiming the 800m title and the silver medal in the 400m, where she set a new South African record of 49.62.Swimming star, Tatjana Schoenmaker won New Comer of the Year for her wins at the Commonwealth Games earlier this year, while Banyana Banyana were voted as the National Team of the Year, following their Cosafa Women’s Championship win in Port Elizabeth this year.Winners of the night include:Sports star of the year: Caster SemenyaSportsman of the year: Chad le ClosSportswoman of the Year: Caster SemenyaSportsman of the year with disability: Mdodozi NtutuSportswoman of the year with disability: Anrune LiebenbergTeam of the year: Banyana BanyanaNewcomer of the year: Tatjana SchoenmakerCoach of the year: Samuel SepengVolunteer of the year: Linda HlopheIndigenous games team of the year: Morabaraba TeamThe Recreation body of the year: Mavu Sport DevelopmentNational Federation of the year: SoftballSchool team of the year: St Benedict’s CollegeDeveloping school of the year: Machakela-Mamodibo Secondary SchoolSport Administrator of the Year: Virginia MabasoPeople’s Choice Award: Caster SemenyaThe country’s excellence in sports contributes to building a competitive and competent Nation Brand. Brand South Africa congratulates all the winners and nominees of the night.last_img read more

first_imgAlpen High Performance Products is a leader in window technologyWe have installed these exceptional windows partly as a research experiment. Since our house will not meet the Passivhaus standard (a rating system that originated in Germany for super-low-energy homes), I’m not sure we would have been able to justify such high-performance windows if Alpen’s Robert Clarke hadn’t wanted me to have them and provided them at a great price.I’ve known Robert and his company (Alpen) for many years. He and Alpen have been the leaders with high-performance windows in the U.S. since way back in the mid-1970s, consistently way ahead of the curve in introducing new technologies.Several years ago Clarke sold Alpen Windows to Serious Materials, a venture-capital-funded company that sought to change the world with innovative products and materials. But Serious Materials may have spread itself too thin, and there were some quality-control problems with their windows.Last year, Robert and a partner were successful in buying back Alpen from Serious Materials. I’m hopeful that the company can regain its stature at the top of the window-performance pack — and give the European Passive House windows a run for their money.It is thrilling to have installed in our home in Dummerston what may be among the highest-performance windows in the country. Fiberglass frames are durableTraditionally, residential windows have been wood-framed. I love the look of wood, and if properly maintained, wood windows can last a long time: the twelve-over-twelve windows in the late-1700s house we currently live in are still hanging on after more than 200 years. But there are drawbacks to wood, including decay and the need for regular maintenance.Besides wood, the primary materials used for window frames today are vinyl (a misleading abbreviation for polyvinyl chloride or PVC), aluminum, steel, and fiberglass. Due to the very high conductivity, aluminum and steel are less common today in residential windows. Due to its low cost, vinyl has increased dramatically in popularity, finally surpassing wood as the leading window frame material a few years ago. RELATED ARTICLES GBA Encyclopedia: WindowsAll About Glazing OptionsHigh-Solar-Gain GlazingMaking the Case for Triple-Glazed WindowsChoosing Triple-Glazed WindowsWindows That Perform Better Than WallsPassivhaus WindowsIn Search of the Most Energy-Efficient Windows Study Shows That Expensive Windows Yield Meager Energy ReturnsGBA Product Guide: Windows A lot of wood windows try to achieve the best of both worlds with vinyl or aluminum cladding on the exterior (for durability) and exposed wood on the interior. I think this is a nice compromise between appearance and durability and I recommend cladding for most wood windows.The Alpen windows we installed are fiberglass-framed. Fiberglass is much stronger than vinyl, it has a much lower coefficient of thermal expansion (i.e., it doesn’t expand and contract as much when warmed by the sun and cooled at night), and it has hollow cavities that can be insulated with polyurethane insulation.Our window glazings are 1 3/8 inch thick — much thicker than standard insulated glass (typically 7/8 inch or 1 inch). With the polyurethane insulation, these frames provide an insulating value of about R-4.3 (U-0.23), as calculated using industry-standard methods. Being fiberglass, they are highly durable and should not require maintenance — though fiberglass does take a coat of paint much better than vinyl, should we ever choose to paint them. Outrageously high-performance glazingWhile standard windows today are double-glazed (two layers of glass separated by an air space), our Alpen windows are quad-glazed — meaning there are four layers of glazing. The inner and outer glazings are 1/8-inch glass, while the two inner glazings are suspended polyester films.On three of these layers of glazing there are low-emissivity (low-e) coatings. The outer pane of glass is made by Cardinal Glass Industries and includes a high-solar LoE-180 coating on the inner surface of that pane (the #2 surface in window-industry parlance). This low-e coating is appropriate in northern climates because it lets a lot of solar gain through and it’s clearer to look through.The suspended polyester films both have Heat Mirror 88 coatings (on the #4 and #6 surfaces). Heat Mirror, made by Southwall Technologies, was actually the first type of low-e coating to be commercialized back in 1981. Heat Mirror coatings are available in various forms (HM88, HM77, SC75, HM66), with the number indicating the transmittance through the glazing; HM88 allows the most solar gain.Another important strategy for reducing heat loss through windows is to substitute a low-conductivity gas for air in the air space. Argon is commonly used as a gas fill, and for windows the size of ours replacing air with argon would boost the insulating performance by about 28%. For our windows, though, Alpen used a mix of 90% krypton and 10% air. This results in a 40% improvement over argon and a 79% improvement over air!center_img The specifications tell the storySo what do all these bells and whistles provide in terms of energy performance? I was astounded when my friend at Alpen, Robert Clarke, sent me the following performance numbers.Performance for the glazing only (calculated using Window 6.0):Center-of-glass R-value: R-12.2 (U-0.082)Solar heat gain coefficient: 0.44Visible transmittance (Tvis): 62%Light-to-solar gain ratio (Tvis/SHGC): 1.4Passive performance coefficient (SHGC/U-factor): 5.3Winter interior glass surface temp. (assuming 0°F outdoor, 70°F indoor, 12 mph wind): 65°FAcoustic control (STC): 34UV blockage (380 nm): 100.0%The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) has developed methodologies for testing and reporting unit or full-frame window performance. Our window configuration has not gone through that NFRC testing, but estimated full-frame values are as follows:R-value: R-8.3 (U-0.12)Solar heat gain coefficient: 0.39Visible transmittance: 51%An R-12 window (R-8 unit value) is hard to believe. This insulates as well as a 2×4 wall insulated with fiberglass, yet also brings in significant solar gain and daylight, while providing clear views to the outdoors. I look forward to reporting on the performance and durability of these windows over time. Having written about windows and emerging window technologies for longer than I care to admit (since before low-e coatings even existed), I must say that it’s incredibly fun to be building a house and having an opportunity to try out some of the leading-edge stuff I’ve been writing about.In my effort to create a “demonstration home,” we are actually installing two very different types of windows in the 1812 farmhouse rebuild that’s underway. On the north and west facades we’re installing state-of-the-art, fiberglass-framed casement and awning windows from Alpen High Performance Products. These windows, which we ordered from Pinnacle Window Solutions in Maine, are the subject of this blog.On the south and east facades (which you see from the road) we’re doing something very different that I’ll describe in a future blog. Alex is founder of BuildingGreen, Inc. and executive editor of Environmental Building News. In 2012 he founded the Resilient Design Institute. To keep up with Alex’s latest articles and musings, you can sign up for his Twitter feed.last_img read more

first_imgWhy IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Follow the Puck Brad Phaisan Tags:#AR#Augmented Reality#Facebook#Internet of Things#IoT#Mixed reality#OmniVirt#virtual reality#VR Small Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to…center_img Last week, Facebook once again created buzz in the AR/VR industry with a series of announcements at the F8 Developer Conference. With 2 billion active users on Facebook and a mission to be the leader of next wave technologies, there is no doubt that the industry is watching Facebook’s movements in this space closely.See also: Adobe sees VR as the next great travel disruptorYou may have heard about the broad range of AR/VR discussions this past week, from the first AR camera platform to the first Facebook social VR app. However, with marketers looking to take advantage of these new interactive mediums it is becoming increasingly difficult to understand when and how to employ these new technologies.Is AR better for marketing than VR? Or is it the other way around? When should I use AR? When should I use VR? What do these executions look like? These are just some of the questions we receive from our customers on a weekly basis. As someone very passionate about this space, I would love to share some of my thoughts and insights below:Use VR for immersive storytellingWhen to use AR and when to use VR?The simple answer is AR allows you to enhance the world around you while VR immerses you in a world that has been fully created for you. From a marketers perspective, both mediums have their distinct advantages, but which to use relies on what your creative objective is. How important is your audience’s real-world surrounding to the story-arc you are looking to deliver? Or is your objective to immerse this viewer in a narrative that you have created for them?As mentioned, AR can enhance the world around the viewer, but in doing so it often sacrifices story and narrative to create space for the real world context. In contrast, VR brings its audience into a fully immersive experience where the marketer and storyteller can take that viewer through its narrative arc.Let’s take a look at a hypothetical example: Imagine you are releasing the new Iron Man film. What would an AR experience look like and what would a VR experience look like?For AR, you could invite your audience to take selfies of themselves dressed as the Iron Man character or you could all of a sudden have Tony Stark standing in your room. With VR, you can bring your audience into the film and have them actively participate as a character, maybe flying next to Iron Man as he returns to his beautiful mansion property. As you can see, the same movie can employ both technologies to market the film as each technology has a different focus.But as a marketer it is important to understand after investing in this new form of creative, how will you get people to see it?Where are the eyeballs for AR and VR today?For marketers, getting eyeballs and engagement on your creative is of paramount importance. The reality for AR is that the majority of digital information we consume today doesn’t require your real-world surroundings. We mostly consume information through displays, not lenses. As a result, distribution for AR is still quite limited. Summary table below:As you can see above, while both mediums are still emerging, AR is still in its early days. In contrast, VR has witnessed the emergence of a standard format in the 360° VR Video that has given marketers the ability to deliver these content experiences to the eyeballs they need.What do we see in the future of AR and VR?There is no doubt that both AR and VR will be great computing platforms, but what remains to be seen is how marketers can fully take advantage of these technologies. From my perspective, VR appears to be following a trend familiar to the world of media. Just as newspapers transitioned to the more visual medium of television, it feels only natural that the next consumption platform would be even more interactive and engaging, hence VR.In parallel, AR appears to be following a trend we have seen around querying information. Just as we are seeing an evolution from text search to voice search. AR can open up a new way to get enhanced information through a smartphone lens.As an advertising platform who is directly involved with marketers and publishers, we are very excited for the future to come.OmniVirt is 360 Video and Virtual Reality advertising platform founded by former Google and YouTube employees. The company has received funding from top venture capitalists including Andreessen Horowitz, Greycroft, BDMI, Horizon Media, First Round Capital and many others. OmniVirt’s technology distributes 360° VR across top publisher websites like The New York Times, AOL, Time Inc, Gannet, Wall Street Journal, Vice Media and more. These experiences are customizable and interactive, with detailed performance reporting showcasing where audiences are engaging in the immersive experience. The company has powered multiple high-profile campaigns for clients like Toyota, Infiniti, Samsung, Chevron, Universal Pictures and Johnnie Walker.This article is part of our Virtual Reality series. 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