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first_imgUS President Barack Obama.The United States will withdraw all 33,000 Americans troops from Afghanistan by the summer of 2012, beginning with an initial drawdown of 10,000 surge forces by this year-end, President Barack Obama said.”Starting next month, we will be able to remove 10,000 of our troops from Afghanistan by the end of this year, and we will bring home a total of 33,000 troops by next summer, fully recovering the surge I announced at West Point (in December 2009),” Obama said in a nationally televised speech from the White House late on Wednesday night.”After this initial reduction, our troops will continue coming home at a steady pace as Afghan Security forces move into the lead. Our mission will change from combat to support. By 2014, this process of transition will be complete, and the Afghan people will be responsible for their own security,” he said.The US President said America was starting the drawdown from a position of strength, asserting that al-Qaeda was under “more pressure” than at any time since 9/11.”Together with the Pakistanis, we have taken out more than half of al-Qaeda’s leadership. And thanks to our intelligence professionals and Special Forces, we killed Osama bin Laden, the only leader that al-Qaeda had ever known,” he said. .Obama said nearly ten years ago, America suffered the “worst attack” on its shores since Pearl Harbour.”This mass murder was planned by Osama bin Laden and his al-Qaeda network in Afghanistan, and signaled a new threat to our security – one in which the targets were no longer soldiers on a battlefield, but innocent men, women and children going about their daily lives,” he said.advertisement”In the days that followed, our nation was united as we struck at al-Qaeda and routed the Taliban in Afghanistan. Then, our focus shifted. A second war was launched in Iraq, and we spent enormous blood and treasure to support a new government there. By the time I took office, the war in Afghanistan had entered its seventh year.”But al-Qaeda’s leaders had escaped into Pakistan and were plotting new attacks, while the Taliban had regrouped and gone on the offensive. Without a new strategy and decisive action, our military commanders warned that we could face a resurgent al-Qaeda, and a Taliban taking over large parts of Afghanistan,” the President said.For this reason, Obama said, “in one of the most difficult decisions that I’ve made as President, I ordered an additional 30,000 American troops into Afghanistan.”He said when he had announced this surge at West Point, US had set clear objectives — to refocus on al-Qaeda, reverse the Taliban’s momentum and train Afghan Security Forces to defend their own country.”I also made it clear that our commitment would not be open-ended, and that we would begin to drawdown our forces this July.”- With PTI inputsFor more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.last_img read more


first_imgPuel praises Leicester players after Cup defeatby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester City boss Claude Puel was full of praise for his players after their Carabao Cup quarterfinal defeat to Manchester City.City overcame Leicester 3-1 in a penalty shoot-out in the fifth round clash at the King Power Stadium after the sides had been tied at 1-1 after 90 minutes. “Of course, it’s a disappointment,” Puel told LCFC TV at the full-time whistle. “It’s the second time after last season against the same opponent. We lost with the lottery of penalties and it’s harsh.“We have a good feeling like the one before in the League Cup, but I think it’s disappointing because we played a complete game with a good structure, good organisation and good performance in the first half.”The details to allow us to make a better counter-attack… it was a shame to concede this goal without conceding a chance. After, we came back in the second half with more confidence. We corrected some details at half-time and we played well in the second half. “We deserved to come back in the game. We were close to this team. We came back and perhaps we could have won at the end if we were a little more clinical in some situations, but I praise our game.“Of course, I’m disappointed for my players because they gave their best. They worked hard on the pitch and showed togetherness. I think we had quality.“Sometimes, we played under pressure in the first half, but we had good organisation and in the second half we played with more quality, with more confidence. Step by step, we’re improving our play.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more


first_imgPitt shows where coaches are recruiting.Coaches often approach recruiting with CIA-level secrecy, but in the era of social media, it is tough to keep visits under wraps, whether it’s a prospect making it to campus or a coach out on the road. Some coaches are adapting with the times and not even trying to hide where they and their staff are recruiting, and you can add new Pittsburgh head coach Pat Narduzzi to that list.Pitt coaches were back #OnTheProwl #H2P pic.twitter.com/2w3pauQKVP— Pat Narduzzi (@CoachDuzzPittFB) January 27, 2015This new development of coaches sharing their locations when out on the recruiting trail is a welcome one for fans, media and recruitniks alike. Here’s hoping more schools hop on this bandwagon.last_img read more


Junior forward LaQuinton Ross attempts a shot over a Nebraska defender during the Big Ten Tournament March 14 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. OSU won, 71-67.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorINDIANAPOLIS — With a chance to play in their sixth straight Big Ten Conference Tournament Championship Game, all Ohio State has to do is get past its biggest rival.After clawing back from the bowels of an 18-point deficit Friday to defeat the Nebraska Cornhuskers, 71-67, the No. 5-seeded Buckeyes (25-8, 12-8) — powered by a career-high 26 points from junior forward LaQuinton Ross — now find top-seeded Michigan waiting for them in the semifinals.The Wolverines (24-7, 16-3), survived a scare from Illinois in the quarterfinals, holding on to win 64-63 after the Fighting Illini’s last second shot fell helplessly to the Bankers Life Fieldhouse court.In the lone regular season meeting between OSU and Michigan, the Wolverines came to Columbus Feb. 11 and slid by the Buckeyes, 70-60.“This is a big time rivalry. Since I’ve been here that was the first time that’s happened, us only playing Michigan once and they beat us on our home court so it’s going to be a good game (Saturday),” Ross said after OSU’s victory against Nebraska. “Michigan’s a good team.”In the matchup last month — Michigan’s first win in Columbus in 11 years — OSU led by as many as eight in the second half, before Wolverine leading scorer and sophomore guard Nik Stauskas capitalized on an offensive dry spell by the Buckeyes take the lead for good. Stauskas led Michigan with 15 points, and freshman guard Derrick Walton Jr. scored 13 points and grabbed 10 rebounds.OSU has won six of eight games since the loss, but senior guard Aaron Craft said the rivalry takes a bigger leap Saturday because it’s at the Big Ten Tournament.“I think it’s going to mean a lot. You never want to go out losing to them. Obviously it’s a big rivalry for us and we only have to play them once,” Craft said. “You miss being able to go up there and play in front of their fans. Luckily we get them again. Not that it makes it any easier or anything like that, but it’s going to be a big game and hopefully we come ready to play.”Michigan shot 10-30 from beyond the arc in its win Friday against Illinois, its first game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse after earning a bye in the first round. OSU ranks third in the nation in defending the 3-pointer, as its opponents are shooting just 28.5 percent from there so far this season. Keeping the Wolverines’ shooters in check is going to be a team effort, Craft said.“Obviously they’re shooting the ball well. You’d think, first game coming in they’re not going to shoot that well with not that much time in the gym but they came out firing today,” Craft said. “It’s a team defensive game.”The game Saturday is set to be OSU’s third in three days, and after exerting plenty of energy while applying full court pressure to get back and eventually win the game against Nebraska, the Buckeyes could be feeling the effects.Don’t tell that to sophomore guard Amedeo Della Valle, though.“I don’t think we’re tired at all. Our last week of practice being very intense, we did a lot of conditioning to get ready for the tournament,” Della Valle, who came off the bench to score 12 points against the Cornhuskers, said. “But we gotta be ready to stop their offense because they’re very good offensively, guys like Stauskas and (sophomore guard Caris) Levert. They can shoot threes, and we gotta play physical.”OSU is now 21-5 all-time the Big Ten Tournament, and the matchup with the Wolverines will be its 34th game this season. With that in mind, OSU coach Thad Matta said the Buckeyes are getting to what they’ve been working for all year.“I think that you hope, at this point of the season, all the work you’ve done dating back this year, Sept. 28, it can come to fruition,” Matta said.With their biggest rivals standing in the way of fighting once again for Big Ten supremacy, getting up to play shouldn’t be a problem, Craft said.“If you have to be begged to play (Saturday) than I don’t know if you should be here,” Craft said.Tipoff is set for 1:40 p.m. Saturday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. read more


first_imgThe young winger was one of the stars of the game as his strike impressed the whole football world. The former English defender Rio Ferdinand did not miss to praise him.Lingard scored the third of the total six the Three Lions scored in the game against Panama – one of the most fruitful games in this World Cup so far.“The whole of England’s play here is what you want to see from us, patience and confidence and everyone showing for the ball,” Ferdinand said, according to Goal.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“With the finish, this is where Jess is unbelievable – this finish was exquisite. I have seen this from this boy since he was 11 years old at Manchester United.“People always questioned, ‘is he going to be big enough, is he going to be strong enough’, but when you have the intelligence and game management that this kid’s got, you can be two foot tall and get through,” Ferdinand went on to add for the height of Lingard.last_img read more


first_imgFormer Chelsea midfielder Dennis Wise says he agrees with Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho after the Portuguese gaffer claimed his team would finish in the top four spot in the Premier League this season.The Red Devils’ form has improved lately, and Wise believes United can secure qualification for next season’s UEFA Champions League.“I think United will be looking at the top four and thinking they can get above Arsenal and Tottenham,” he said, according to Sky Sports.“They have had a poor start and the amount of goals they have conceded is not like a Jose Mourinho team. Usually, they don’t give a lot away, so things have not been quite right, but I think – looking at the players they have got and the fact I think they will buy big in January – they will make the top four.”Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…Asked about where they would need to strengthen, Wise said: “I think you are looking at the two centre-halves. I think that was his main concern in the summer.“They need a full-back on the right side too, I am sure he would like an established right-back.“I am sure there a few slots he wants to fill to make the team. This team, the way they are playing and the goals they are conceding, it’s not a Jose Mourinho team.”last_img read more


first_imgThe Senate confirmed Marine Corps Lt. Gen. David Berger to be the next commandant of the service, Marine Times reported.With the confirmation, Berger was also awarded his fourth star to the rank of general.Berger, currently commander of Marine Corps Combat Development Command, will become the 37th commandant when he replaces Gen. Robert Neller ends his term July 11.Berger will assume leadership of the Marine Corps as it evolves to a more technically advanced force from focusing on counterinsurgency warfare since the invasion of Afghanistan in 2001.He holds a bachelor’s in engineering from Tulane University, a Masters degree in International Public Policy from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, and an M.S. in Military Studies, according to a Marine Corps press release.Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Patrick Mahoney ADC AUTHORlast_img read more


first_img Share your voice Holiday Gift Guide 2018 2 3:17 Now playing: Watch this: Preview • Amazon goes big and bigger with Fire HD 8 and 10 tablets (hands-on) Screenshot by Lori Grunin/CNET Are you all shopped out or ready for more savings? Amazon’s annual end-of-year sale on digital goods — e-books, movie and TV, games, apps and so on — is here because your new devices need new content to go with them. The deals will start trickling on on Dec. 26, but the big day starts at midnight PT on Dec. 28.You can sign up for notifications at amazon.com/digitalday, or just pop over there to to see what’s on offer beginning Dec. 26. You’ll also be able to get $50 off a Fire HD 10 tablet plus a three-month free trial to Audible. Amazon’s preview list includes:75 percent off Kindle best-selling booksUp to 80 percent off best-selling Marvel graphic novels 25 percent off select Final Fantasy Brave Exvius Lapis bundlesPrime Video discounts on recent movies Prime members get up to 65 percent off movies such as Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Red Sparrow, Sicario: Day of the Soldado, Tomb Raider and Book Club50 percent or more off of H&R Block, Norton Security and Quicken Personal Finance software and 20 percent off TurboTax 2018, plus a $10 Amazon gift cardAudible members can buy one, get one free on a selection of hundreds of Audible booksThree months of Kindle Unlimited for $0.99A $10 Amazon gift card with a new paid subscription to AMC Premiere, CBS All Access, ESPN+ or Showtime  Comments Review • Amazon Fire HD 10: A cheap, big-screen conduit to Amazon’s digital content (review) Amazon Fire HD 10 How to cut the cord like a pro The best geek movies of 2018, ranked Tags 33 Photos TV and Movies Mobile Apps Video Gameslast_img read more


first_imgPrestige Estates Projects Ltd., a Bengaluru-based real estate company, informed the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) on Friday that it will be exploring ways and means to restructure its lines of business.The decision, taken at the company’s board meeting on Thursday, was communicated in a regulatory filing to the BSE.”Prestige Estates Projects Ltd has informed BSE that the Board of Directors of the Company at its meeting held on August 11, 2016, inter alia, has discussed the merits and business case for exploring a restructuring exercise of the business of the Prestige Group along streamlined verticals, namely Office, Residential, Retail, Hospitality and Property Management and other Services verticals, to leverage the strengths of each asset class,” the filing said.”These exercises are only exploratory in nature, and any restructuring transaction will only be undertaken based on specific corporate approvals, and any regulatory approvals, that may be required, if any,” it added.The share price of Prestige Estates Projects was trading almost flat at Rs. 202.40 on the BSE at around 12 noon. The Sensex was up 232 points at 28,091.The company’s promoters comprising CMD Irfan Razack and other family members hold 70 percent stake in the entity, according to a June 30 filing to the BSE. Foreign institutional investors (FIIs) hold about 25 percent.Prestige Estates Projects is predominantly present in South Indian cities such as Bengaluru (Bangalore), Kochi, Mysuru, Hyderabad, Chennai and Mangalore.For the current financial year, the company has a revenue target of Rs. 4,000 to Rs. 4,500 crore.In 2015-16, its standalone revenues stood at Rs.2,319 crore. Net profit declined 12 percent to Rs. 361 crore from Rs. 414 crore in the preceding financial year.last_img read more


first_imgThe 2017 D.C. Department of Health is scheduled to host a Food, Safety, and Defense Conference on Oct. 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 4200 Connecticut Avenue, NW. The conference is free and will feature numerous presentations and workshops geared towards bringing awareness towards food safety and defense.  Nutritional experts will also explain the importance of food regulations as well as discuss D.C.’s  food regulations. For more information, email food.safety@dc.gov.last_img


first_img(On depth concerns in second half) “Guys have got to play better in order for them to play, and the guys we put on the floor, believe me, they want to win. I feel like we’re putting the guys out there that give us the best chance to do that.” (On Jay Huff’s performance) “Yeah, I thought he gave us a lift. During that 1-3-1, his offensive skill, his touch around the rim and his length is certainly unquestioned. It’s just a matter of him continuing to be good defensively, take care of the ball, get stronger. All those areas, he’s improving in. There’re opportunities, like I said Jack (Salt) and Braxton (Key) didn’t play in the second half, Jay showed flashes. Jay’s sort of a moving target with all of our guys. Sometimes Kihei (Clark) is it, it’s just what the game requires, but Jay’s offensive skills were there. We talked about the mismatched four, well he’s an interesting five man. What I loved today is that he made some interior jump hooks and shots. It wasn’t just out at the three-point line or a drive. That was exciting to see, and then he used his length to block a couple shots. Those things are all there and they’re coming. He was rewarded for the way he played today, and we were rewarded by the way he played as a team.” Story Links (On how Virginia was able to pull off a comeback win with poor shooting from Guy and Jerome) “Well, like I said, I think we got a great Mamadi  (Diakite) and I talked about De’Andre (Hunter), those guys, different guys at different times. That certainly was a good step and a good sign that you have to be able to win in different ways. I thought De’Andre was the catalyst to that, but other guys stepping up. That was hard. If you would have told me, ‘You’re going to be 2 of 17, here are your stats and the first half, this is the way it’s going to be.’ I would’ve said, ‘We might be in for a long one tonight.’ But they toughened up and played well.” (On Diakite’s progress) “When you color your hair, you kind of have games like that. He’s improved. Like Jay, for bigger players, it’s a process and it’s a hard process to shortcut. It’s just the reality of it – the way we demand people, the way we think we have to play to be successful, holding guys defensively, all those things. You just see them get more and more accustomed to it. Again, it’s really just a process and Mamadi has gotten stronger and better. His athleticism is on display with his shot blocking, his quickness, if he has to show, and be able to close out. That puts pressure on you when their five men can ball screen and separate. That’s a hard action, and we had some trouble with it.” (On holding junior guards Kyle Guy and Ty Jerome to four field goals) “They do such a great job of cutting without the basketball, and we really wanted to be locked in on those guys when we were in man. When we were in zone, we wanted to be cognizant of where they were on the floor, and they did a good job of changing sides of the floor, they didn’t stick one or the other in a particular corner on a particular side of the floor. Ball gets swung, next thing you know, even against our zone, one of those guys would either be cutting at the net or cutting at the baseline corner. I thought our guys did a really good job, especially in the first half. They got the advantage of our staff being four feet from them, being able to tell them, ‘Here comes Guy, here comes Jerome.’ Second half, not as good, but we didn’t play nearly as much zone in the second half. I think if you’re going to beat Virginia, you’ve got to hold those two down as best as you can. We needed to do a better job on some of their other players.” (On seeking improvement from big men) “Same thing we’ve been telling them every single day. (Assistant coach) Mike Pegues has been working really hard with those guys. Neither one of them were natural back-to-the basket scorers, we’ve got a long way to go. They weren’t trapping in the first half either, outside of one random. So, it really wasn’t…our threes weren’t a direct result of them trapping in the post. We’ve just got to be able to score better one-on-one in the interior.” (On if he felt halftime margin should have been larger) “To have a 10-point lead against one of the nation’s best teams…we just knew what was coming. We knew De’Andre Hunter was going to be on the floor. We knew we were going to try and mix up man and zone, and I thought we were in a good position. As I said in my opening statement, our first three or four minutes, our energy level, really confounding, just really hard to understand why it wouldn’t be there. Again, sometimes, you have to try to get confidence back in your kids if an opponent goes on a 10-0 run, that wasn’t the case coming out of halftime. So, I thought Virginia really became the tone setter to start the second half.” (On effect of charge call on Nwora) “It’s a big call—hindsight’s 20-20. Leading up to that, we were having a tough time scoring, so it nice that we got a bucket on an interior play where there’s contact. Official saw it one way, obviously we see it another. They’re the ones wearing stripes, so he got me for it. I don’t know if that was what spiraled us—again, coming out of halftime, our energy level. But, the entire second half was a struggle for us to score, the entire second half.”center_img Virginia Head Coach Tony Bennett Louisville Head Coach Chris Mack (Opening Statement) “Give great credit to Virginia. They’re an extremely big and physical team. In the second half, and really for the better part of the game, we just could not score around the rim. I thought our energy level to start the second half was poor—why that is remains a mystery. To go into the locker room with (sophomore forward) Jordan’s (Nwora) three to put us up 10, and to come out with the type of energy level that we did for the first four minutes, I thought really set the tone. We knew, and should know, that you’re going to have some droughts when you play against Virginia. Their defense is as good as anybody in the country. When we had those droughts in the first half, we didn’t let it affect us at all. In the second half, to start the half, we did. Again, why we lost energy to start the second half is just tough to understand, because it wasn’t like we lost the energy after they went on a 12-or-14-point run, which they eventually did. It was at the very, very beginning. Again, give great credit to Virginia. They’re a great team. They made some good adjustments to our zone in the second half. Obviously, one of them being (Virginia redshirt sophomore guard De’Andre) Hunter being on the floor. He was saddled with two fouls and didn’t play a lot in the first half. They get three, four shooters out there, it makes your zone a little bit more difficult. Bottom line, we’ve got to score around the basket, too. We’ve got to be able to break those droughts. Offensive rebounds and put-backs, some finishes through contact. We’re not there yet. We’re just not there.”(On Virginia’s post defense) “Well, they’re really, really physical. They’re legal, but they’re physical. I think that in order to try to get those guys out of position, you have to be able to move the ball, move yourself. I think our team got a little fatigued, probably more mentally than physically. I thought we had a lot of movement, both in transition, and then, when we were in the half-court in the first half, not as much in the second half. Some looks around the basket we got, got to be able to convert. Got to be able to convert through traffic, get a three or four-footer. Our bigs have to go better than two-for-16. They just do.”(On not getting open looks in the second half) “Again, you can’t be a donut for 30 minutes. You cannot just swirl on the perimeter. I mean, we have a good shooting team, those looks are generated by drive kicks, and we want to take those. They didn’t fall like they were in the first half. We’ve got to be able to mix up, getting an offensive rebound or two, getting a put-back. We have to be able to score around the basket. They never doubled us in the post, probably shows their respect level for our big guys. We’ve got to be able to score one-on-one in the post. Again, it doesn’t mean (junior center) Steven (Enoch) or (sophomore forward) Malik (Williams) have to come away with getting 20, 25 points a game. They’ve got to make a few down there so they force at least some type of crowd around the post, and then, we can play a little bit more inside out.”(On post players being indecisive near the basket) “If you’re one-on-one, a lot of times people talk about being patient in the post. You watch an NBA game, guy catches it under the basket, he wants to make sure his teammates are spaced in the proper way. Our guys were very well schooled, and Virginia could post trap. We’ve got to be able to catch the ball, know where our teammates are, make sure there’s no double coming before we get ourselves in trouble by doing a quick spin move or a quick dribble, and all of a sudden, you’re getting the ball turned over. I don’t think being patient in the post is an issue. I think our ability to score in traffic is.”(On number of attempted threes) “Well, I think our team started to feel like we couldn’t score at the basket. For the better part of the game, I thought a lot of those threes were good ones. But, when we are driving the ball in the lane, getting our shots blocked, not being able to convert, missing through contact—again, I think that’s what they do to a lot of teams. They wear on you. But, I don’t know if I would’ve settled on a number. If they’d have doubled our post guys, we kick it out, you’ve got to be able to make open shots and try to get offensive rebounds from there.”  Print Friendly Version (On keeping focus during difficult stretch of schedule) “We understand that this league is a monster league. That’s what our guys signed up for. We’ve got to be able to lick our wounds. I thought we took a step forward today. I thought we were much better with our energy level and our readiness to play than we were the other night. We’re going to have to be the same way at BC on Wednesday. Again, this league is a monster, and we know that—put ourselves in good position, feel like we’ve left a couple on the table that we could’ve gotten, but we’ve got to be able to look forward and know that the best part of the season’s ahead of us. We’ve got to be excited about coming to practice and getting better, like we had on Thursday and Friday. If that remains the same, and we continue to come to practice with that same right energy and being positive, then we’ll keep making steps forward. We’re playing really good teams in this league, as we know, and so, we can’t have our confidence thrown. That’s why I was really excited to see our guys come out and play with confidence. We’ve got to be able to sustain that longer.” (On Virginia’s success on the road against Louisville, especially given last year’s comeback victory) “We played well. I have so much respect for the Louisville program, in terms of, Coach Mack and his staff now. The battles that we had with them when it was Coach Padgett, and obviously Coach Pitino. This is one of the more beautiful venues that you’re going to play in. The fanbase, they care, you just feel it. You feel it in the arena. There’s talented players so you know that you have got to play well. Our guys answered the call every time we’ve played them in these games. It was so improbable last year, but this one was the way you’re supposed to come back. Last year, I don’t know, but this year is how you have to do it when you’re in those spots.” (On if he felt Virginia was in a good place at half due to poor shooting from three point range compared to Louisville’s high percentage) “I wasn’t sure, while they were shooting the ball well, we broke down a couple times. We were a little slow getting to the shooters, but they shoot…I mean it’s in their hands and it’s off, and we’ve seen them do that. At least if we’re there a little quicker and they’re making them, we’ll live with it, but we’ve got to get there quicker. I didn’t know because they’re hard to guard, they’re disciplined, they threw the 1-3-1 at us that they hadn’t showed a lot. They played, I think, only one possession against Duke, so we were a little confused. I thought when De’Andre (Hunter) got in foul trouble, Jay Huff gave us a great lift offensively, and I thought De’Andre was special today. The way he played, that was a special performance. I liked the individual defense on the interior, the individual defense sometimes bothering some shooters in the second half. It was really a gritty second half for us, though we didn’t even shoot it – I think ‘Dre (Hunter) is the only one who hit the 3’s – we didn’t shoot it well, but we took care of the ball and got some pressure with Kihei (Clark) and finished it the right way.”(On Virginia’s 34 points in the paint and how it helped their low shooting percentage) “We’re such a post scoring team, I don’t know what else to tell you. There are different ways to get it in the paint, and again whether it was drives or tough finishes, Mamadi (Diakite) and Jay (Huff) gave us a lift. I didn’t play Braxton (Key) and Jack (Salt) in the second half. I just went with what I thought defensively with the matchups and the way it was, but the rebounding and the tough play in the lane, some drop passes and pocket passes, nice things happened off the ball screen. We were so much better in the second half and tried to just stay the course.”(On why he though Virginia performed better in the second half) “I think we got De’Andre (Hunter) back on the floor, he’s a terrific defender. That helped us with the matchup at the four spot.  Then when I put Kihei (Clark) in, he was really heating up the ball, and then De’Andre guarded (Jordan) Nwora, who was terrific in the first half. Then we were more mindful, not that we shouldn’t have been, on Ryan (McMahon) because he’s such a good shooter. I just thought we bothered, of course they missed some shots, and we ran some decent offense.”(On Kyle Guy’s rebounding and how he has been a consistent rebounder all season) “He sure has. Sometimes the other guys just have to get people off, and your guards have to come in and clean it up, and Kyle has a nose for the ball. He’s deceptive with his bounce off the floor and going and getting stuff. Sometimes when he drives, he’s deceptive that way too to be able to get off his shot. With a lot of long threes, and they shot a lot in the second half, there’s long rebounds, so that was important for the guards to clean up.”(On if he did not trap the post because of the three-point percentage in the first half) “Well, our guys have been doing a good job guarding individually, Jack Salt is terrific, Mamadi (Diakite), Jay (Huff) – they’ve done some good things. We always talk about it, but correct, the way they shot the ball, we thought, ‘Let’s make some plays over the top and score, stay at home a little bit because most teams are planning for our post traps. Not that we won’t use it, but I think maybe they made one or two post buckets off a move, but it helped us with our rebounding and also our perimeter defense.”(On if there was a moment in the game when he realized De’Andre Hunter was really feeling it) “The whole game. He was so complete defensively, he hit the threes, he was driving and he’s just playing good basketball. You look at his stat-line, 9-11, made 2-2, got to the line. I just thought he was so efficient. That’s about as efficient as it gets and that what’s so valuable. Whether it’s guarding a switch, the perimeter guy, or again, guarding (Jordan) Nwora. We needed his drives, drawing fouls and we needed his threes when we weren’t shooting with the rest of the guys.”(On De’Andre Hunter’s ability to take over a game) “He’s just continuing to evolve his game, you can see it. He’s improving and he’s just playing at a high level. In practice he shows signs of that, of course, but to do it in games is a little different, when we needed it. There’re some other really good players on the floor, so the spacing and things like that allow him for that. When he’s at the four, he’s a matchup problem. Just like when (Jordan) Nwora is at the four, he can be a matchup problem. That’s the way the game is going with guys like that, at times, playing those spots.”last_img read more


first_img(PhysOrg.com) — Quadrotors, robotic vehicles resembling tiny helicopters, have been demonstrated by a group of scientists in the US. The quadrotors were shown carrying out impressive maneuvers and lifting payloads both singly and in groups working together. Self-assembling vehicles take flight (w/ Video) The unmanned autonomous vehicles (UAVs) were developed by computer science, mechanical engineering and electrical engineering students at the University of Pennsylvania’s General Robotics, Automation, Sensing and Perception (GRASP) laboratory. Each tiny vehicle has a claw-like grip it can use to pick up an object weighing around 0.5 kg, but the vehicles can work in groups to pick up heavier payloads.The Quadrotors are highly maneuverable, and can flip multiple times and fly through windows or between other quadrotors, with only a few centimeters’ clearance on each side. When fitted with Velcro under the vehicle and on a surface, the quadrotors can perch on inclined, vertical or even inverted surfaces. A quadrotor (also called a quadrocopter) is a vehicle lifted and flown by means of four rotors. The quadrotor is maneuvered by adjusting the relative speed of each of the four rotors. Unlike standard helicopters, the blades on quadrotors are fixed pitch. © 2010 PhysOrg.com This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.center_img Explore further The GRASP laboratory is not the only group working on miniature UAVs for lifting payloads. As PhysOrg reported in June, a group in Switzerland has demonstrated a “distributed flight array” of robotic vehicles working together to lift objects. The Swiss group’s robotic vehicles work as a multiple vehicle flight platform and only fly erratically as single units, whereas the Pennsylvania group’s vehicles function well individually. Control of multiple quadrotor robots to cooperatively transport a payload. A gripping mechanism attached to each quadrotor permits grasping of the payload. Work done at GRASP Lab, University of Pennsylvania. Citation: GRASP lab demonstrates quadrotors (w/ Video) (2010, July 16) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-07-grasp-lab-quadrotors-video.htmllast_img read more


first_imgVirtual reality startups face a “challenge to survive” until mobile platforms that support virtual experiences reach critical mass, according to a panel of speakers at MIPTV.However, the group said that the merging of VR and social media usage could have a transformative impact on the way the technology is perceived.Speaking on the panel, Julian Price, chief marketing officer at vTime, said that VR companies face a challenge to survive until they are able to deliver sustainable revenues. The key will be the availability of mobile devices that can support VR experiences as a mass-market product, he said.“Mass market [appeal] will be driven by the hardware,” said Price, adding the companies that will survive are those with proven products and those that “stay lean and agile” and don’t burn through too much cash.He said companies may have to focus more on B2B commercial projects in the near term in order to get through to the mobile ‘promised land’ of virtual entertainment.MIPTV session attendees also heard that ‘social VR’ – the integration of VR with social media – would add “a different flavour” to regular VR experiences, and would help boost interest.VR outfit LiveLike will introduce a social VR experience at the Roland Garros tennis championship this summer, enabling viewers to experience the matches and interact with friends in real time.Fabrice Lorenceau, co-founder and head of productions, LiveLike, said that the company carried out a small trial at Roland Garros last year, but this year will see a much wider deployment.Lorenceau said that LiveLike had been surprised by the amount of time people spent in a virtual environment watching and interacting with live events. He said that VR sports can broaden out the availability of live events while delivering social connectivity.Lorenceau added that his company had been able to deliver some social VR experiences with several thousand users. However, he said: “The industry is still in a maturing phase.”last_img read more


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