Brazil held to 1-1 draw by Switzerland at World Cup

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding “I’m very glad to score but what was important was our effort to win and what we did as a team is what counts,” Coutinho said. “We had some great moments and positive moments. Now we need to think about the next match.”Brazil has won 17 of its 22 matches since Tite took over as coach in 2016. But they couldn’t get another one in front of a very Brazil-friendly crowd at the Rostov Arena.Besides Brazil and Germany, Argentina was held to a 1-1 draw by Iceland on Saturday, and Spain and Portugal played to a 3-3 draw on Friday.Tite said he wouldn’t make excuses for the disappointing scoreline.“What happened with Miranda was clear, but it doesn’t explain the result,” Tite said. “There was a lot of pressure and anxiety on the players and that translated into the finishes that were not precise. We had 20 finishes but we should have make the goalkeeper work harder.“But of course I’m not happy with the result and of course I wanted to win tonight.”The Brazilians remain haunted by their 7-1 loss to Germany in the 2014 World Cup semifinals that was followed by a 3-0 defeat against the Netherlands in the third-place playoff.GROUP DYNAMICSBrazil will next face Costa Rica on Friday in St. Petersburg, while Switzerland faces Serbia in Kaliningrad on the same day. 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Mexican referee Cesar Ramos dismissed complaints that Zuber had shoved defender Miranda before getting to the corner from Xherdan Shaqiri.“I was pushed out of the way. There is video of what happened and the referee could have seen it. But it didn’t happen,” Miranda said. “We got a draw but this is only the beginning for us. We knew this game wasn’t going to be easy.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownRamos also ignored a penalty claim late in the second half when Gabriel Jesus was wrestled to the ground by Switzerland defender Manuel Akanji.Swiss players ended up with three yellow cards, and 10 of the 14 fouls they committed were on Brazil forward Neymar. China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate fallscenter_img Brazil’s Philippe Coutinho, left, and Switzerland’s Granit Xhaka jump for the ball during the group E match between Brazil and Switzerland at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Rostov Arena in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, Sunday, June 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia — Brazil joined the list of big teams struggling to win their opening matches at the World Cup in Russia.The five-time champions were held to a 1-1 draw by Switzerland on Sunday, a few hours after four-time champion Germany was beaten by Mexico 1-0.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Switzerland coach Vladimir Petkovic described the incident against Miranda as an “ordinary challenge.” He also dismissed charges that Neymar had been treated harshly.“Of course, neutralizing Neymar was a key ingredient of our game,” he added.Switzerland dominated the midfield for long spells against a Brazil team that had been keen to start with a win after its disastrous exit as host in 2014.“I am proud of their determination,” Petkovic said of his team. “The first 40 minutes were tough for us, and at halftime I told the players to stay cool and press forward. They did, and it worked.”Coutinho had another chance to put Brazil in the lead but he sent the ball wide in the 67th minute.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial MOST READ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced LATEST STORIES Petkovic said it was time the world took notice of his team, which is sixth in the FIFA rankings and won nine of its 10 qualifying matches to reach its fourth straight World Cup.“I’m not surprised with the result,” the Bosnian said. “Sometimes there is a lack of recognition (in Switzerland’s ability) and I think that’s a pity because this team really believes in itself and can achieve results.“Against a difficult and strong opponent you need to be realistic and sometimes you play passes without thinking too much but I think the team has shown great determination and true spirit.”Tite said he was happy with his team’s play until Switzerland scored.“The goal, the aggressiveness, the creative plays, it was characteristic of our team,” Tite said. “And then the opposition grew stronger and we were not advancing enough. 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Uday Shankar appointed as President of 21st Century Fox Asia

first_imgMumbai, Dec 5 (PTI) Media firm 21st Century Fox today said it has elevated Star India Chairman and CEO Uday Shankar as 21st Century Fox Asia President with immediate effect.In his new role, Shankar will lead 21st Century Foxs video businesses across all of Asia, including Star India and Fox Networks Group, and work closely with 21st Century Foxs leadership on key strategic initiatives in the region, it said in a statement.”He will continue to serve as Chairman and CEO for Star India, a key driver of 21st Century Foxs growth and one of Indias largest media and entertainment companies, comprising 60-plus channels across entertainment and sports and eight languages, as well as leading digital video platform Hotstar,” it added.Star India today reaches more than 700 million viewers in India and across the globe every week.Shankar has been at the helm of Star India since October 2007 and has guided the transformation of Star into a diversified media company, leading initiatives in distribution through Media Pro, movies through Fox Studio, regional television through Asianet, and sports, following 21st Century Foxs (then News Corp) acquisition of its joint venture with ESPN in 2012.”Udays new role will enhance our strategic focus across all of Asia and enable us to further capture opportunities, building on the transformation Star India has driven in our most important growth market,” 21st Century Fox Executive Chairman Lachlan Murdoch and CEO James Murdoch said.Zubin Gandevia, President of Fox Networks Group Asia, will continue to oversee video brands across 14 markets and will report to Shankar under this realigned regional structure. 21st Century Foxs film business in Asia will continue to report directly to Stacey Snider, Chairman and CEO of 20th Century Fox Film. PTI DS DSK DSKadvertisementlast_img read more

Arrow introduces XoverIoT certified Sigfox modules ready for rapid solution development

first_imgArrow Electronics is now shipping SIGFOX-MOD1-certified Sigfox modules created by XoverIoT. The modules help accelerating the development of Internet of Things solutions, leveraging globally consistent, low-energy Sigfox wireless connectivity.The modules are available in two versions, including the SIGFOX-MOD1-C with integrated chip antenna and the SIGFOX-MOD1-E with a U.FL socket for an external antenna. The flexibility to dynamically reconfigure for short-range FSK operation or long-range communication lets developers create connected solutions to address challenges in industrial monitoring, asset tracking, supply chain, and smart infrastructure.XoverIoT’s SIGFOX-MOD1 modules are based on the STMicroelectronics Sigfox chipset, which comprises the STM32L051K8 microcontroller, the S2-LPQTR 868MHz radio transceiver and the BALF-SPI2-01D3 integrated balun that saves space and eases RF circuit design. The module is compact, measuring just 37.6mm x 15.0mm x 3.8mm, and enables long battery life, leveraging ultra-low-power technologies of both the STM32L0 microcontroller and the S2-LP radio transceiver. The operating current is just 29mA in transmit mode, running off a 3.3V supply. The underlying ST chipset is certified for all Sigfox geographical zones (ZC1 to ZC6).The modules come loaded with embedded firmware including the Sigfox software stack, which is easily controlled from the host application using standard AT commands. Alternatively, leveraging the microcontroller’s generous 64Kbyte Flash, users can choose to run their application on the module for maximum efficiency and system cost savings.A comprehensive set of tools is also available to aid rapid development, including the SIGFOX-DEV1 Arduino-compatible STM32Nucleo module development kit, SIGFOX-CLK1 mikroBUS kit, and SIGFOX-USB2 USB dongle for testing module communications with the module.In conjunction with Arrow, XoverIoT offers additional engineering services to support design-in, antenna design, product approval, and firmware customisation.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules Continue Reading Previous MicroSys: Embedded Edge computing with NPX LS1028A CPU & IEEE TSNNext Cadence: electrical-thermal co-simulation for system analysis from ICs to physical enclosureslast_img read more