Federer ‘no idea’ how long he will go on

first_imgNonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Federer said his age didn’t come into it when questions were raised about his continuing longevity.“I don’t think age is an issue, it’s just a number,” he said.“But I need to be very careful in my planning, really decide beforehand what are my goals, what are my priorities.“I think that’s what’s going to dictate how successful I will be.”But he added: “Exciting times ahead. As a professional, it’s what we do. But I’m happy I’m in that position right now.”ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Griffin leads Clippers past Cousins-less Pelicans The world No.2 won back-to-back Australian Opens by beating Marin Cilic 6-2, 6-7 (5/7), 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 on Sunday, dropping his only sets of a stress-free tournament.Federer, who downed great rival Rafael Nadal in a classic five-set Australian final last year, eased through this year’s event with five of his seven matches finishing on or under two hours and he spent just a total of 13hr 53min on court.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkAsked after his Melbourne triumph how much longer he can continue at the summit of men’s tennis, he replied: “No idea. Honest, I don’t know. I have no idea.“I’ve won three slams now in 12 months. I can’t believe it myself. I just got to keep a good schedule, stay hungry, then maybe good things can happen.” Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Switzerland’s Roger Federer holds his trophy aloft after defeating Croatia’s Marin Cilic during the men’s singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)Age-defying Roger Federer says after winning his third Grand Slam title in a year he has no idea how long he will continue playing.The 36-year-old Swiss marvel continues to defy the years and attrition rate, reaching his 30th Grand Slam decider and claiming his sixth Australian crown and 20th Grand Slam title.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Great teamHis emotional victory in Sunday put him alongside Novak Djokovic and Australian Roy Emerson with the most Australian titles at six.While his long-time rivals Nadal, Djokovic, Stan Wawrinka and Andy Murray have injury concerns heading into the new season, not only did Federer blaze on into the final but he finished stronger than Cilic, who is seven years younger, in the fifth set.Federer was the oldest man at 36 to reach the Australian Open final since Australians Ken Rosewall (37) and Mal Anderson (36) played in the 1972 decider. He explained his circumstances which allowed him to play on.“I think by not overplaying, not playing every tournament possible. I enjoy practice. Not minding the travel. Having a great team around me, they make it possible,” he said.“At the end it’s seeing that my parents are incredibly proud and happy that I’m still doing it. They enjoy coming to tournaments. That makes me happy and play better.”Federer is the father of two sets of twins, Myla Rose and Charlene Riva and Leo and Lenny with wife Mirka, a former player he met at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney.Despite his win Federer will remain world No.2 behind Nadal while Cilic has climbed from six to a career-high three.Cilic overcame Federer on the way to winning the 2014 US Open final, but it remains his only win in 10 encounters. View comments Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

Jaitley, Kumar meet Cong leaders over GST

first_imgNew Delhi, Jul 15 (PTI) Seeking to break the impasse over the GST Bill, Unions ministers Arun Jaitley and Ananth Kumar today met senior Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Anand Sharma with the Finance Minister saying the government is trying to build a consensus on it.”We are trying to build consensus on GST. We have discussed all the points. Once the monsoon session starts, we will meet again after discussing the issue within our respective parties,” Jaitley said after the meeting.The monsoon session of Parliament begins on July 18.The government had yesterday reached out to the opposition party with Information and Broadcasting Minister M Venkaiah Naidu calling up Azad, the Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, and Sharma to seek Congress backing.The bill has been hanging fire for a long time due to stiff opposition from Congress. PTI SKC NAB KR SMN RT SMNlast_img read more

Post World Cup hype, BCCI yet to decide on women team’s next fixture

first_imgThe Indian women’s team may be in the midst of a felicitation spree but country’s newest cricket stars still don’t know about their next international assignment.Despite all the hype, there are no home or away series lined up for Mithali Raj and her team for the time being as BCCI is yet to finalise when the team plays next.”We will be discussing the issue about upcoming international fixtures for the women’s team very soon,” acting secretary Amitabh Chaudhary replied to a query from PTI after the Special General Meeting.Skipper Mithali Raj today emphasised that the preparation for next year’s ICC Women’s World T20 should start in right earnest.”We should start straightaway preparing for the World T20 scheduled next year,” Mithali said.Unlike the men’s team whose bilateral tour diary is choc- a-bloc till December 2018, the same does not apply for the women’s team despite being under the aegis of BCCI since 2006.A BCCI official, who did not wish to officially come on record feels that for maintaining the hype and interest, the next series must be held as soon as possible.”Look at the men’s team. They played the Champions Trophy final and then flew to West Indies and are now playing in Sri Lanka. But there are no such plans in place for women’s team.”In order to maintain the interest, at least a proper plan should be in place for next one year,” the official, who was present during the felicitation by BCCI said.advertisementIt has been learnt that Committee of Administrators chief Vinod Rai wants a committee to be formed that will look into the pay hike and central contracts of the women cricketers.”The committee will comprise of coach (Tushar Arothe), skipper (Raj) along with Diana Edulji, acting secretary Amitabh Chaudhary. This committee will take stock of pay structure for women as well as decide on the international fixtures in the coming months,” the official added.It was also learnt that despite the growing demands for a Women’s IPL, the BCCI would like to “wait and watch” primarily because there are not enough women cricketers around who can rub shoulders with the best in business.”Even if we want to have a five-team WIPL, we would require at least 40-45 Indian cricketers. If I leave aside the 15, who played World Cup, we would need to analyse that do we have 30 quality uncapped women cricketers.”I am afraid we don’t have that many in India right now.When you are speaking about IPL, that means it’s not about exposure but also quality matches palatable for crowd,” a BCCI official, who has worked with women’s cricket, said today.last_img read more

RTOS pioneer James F. Ready passes away

first_img Log in to Reply Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Profession “I had the pleasure of spending time with Jim at a conference in Shenzhen China. I was at the time based in Sydney, Australia, a FAE supporting the VRTX RTOS and Microtec’s embedded development toolchain.nnJim was always so passionate about the state of Log in to Reply LanceHarvie says: March 17, 2018 at 7:21 am January 18, 2018 at 4:05 pm January 15, 2018 at 8:57 am Log in to Reply 4 thoughts on “RTOS pioneer James F. Ready passes away” Continue Reading Previous Qorvo: IoT solution powers senior home careNext Arrow Electronics presents ‘sensor-to-sunset’ IoT portfolio at Embedded World “Thank you Colin for honouring your colleague, mentor and friend James Ready. I was active in embedded r/t control systems during the early ’80s (in Australia) for mainly 6800/09 mpu targets. I would be interested to know if James Ready was involved dire I always aim to start a new year in a positive way – looking forward, not back. Sadly, this year will be an exception, as, a few days ago, I heard of the death, just before Christmas, of my old friend and colleague, Jim Ready. It is fair to say the Jim essentially invented the commercial real-time operating system (RTOS). This technology has been a cornerstone of my career, so his death, apart from being a cause of sadness, also marks the end of an era in embedded systems.In the 1980s, Jim was co-founder of Hunter & Ready, the developers of VRTX – the first commercially available RTOS. This was initially available for 8-bit processors, but was quickly implemented on 16- and 32-bit devices, as they became more popular. VRTX32 was available just as high-end microprocessors were becoming mainstream. In due course, the structure of the product changed and, instead of being distributed on a ROM chip, the software was supplied in a more conventional form as a library. This was VRTXsa. Other variants, like VRTXmc and VRTXoc, were developed subsequently. Unsurprisingly, it took me just a few moments to put my finger of a VRTX manual in my archive. In due course, Hunter & Ready became Ready Systems, with Jim as CEO.I heard the sad news of Jim’s death from another old friend, Bob Monkman, who reminded me about another aspect of Jim’s influence on the world of embedded software: “In the lates 80’s, a small consulting concern, called Wind River, wrapped a BSD TCP/IP stack and some tools around VRTX and called it VxWorks (i.e. VRTX Works). There was a thin shim layer of APIs on top of VRTX. Due to a business disagreement at a technology crossroads, Wind River designed out VRTX with their own wind kernel, written by John Fogelin, and the suite evolved into Tornado. So, you could say that Jim inspired VxWorks and Tornado in this way.”Another significant RTOS of the 1990s was pSOS. There were rumors that this OS has some technical “relationship” with VRTX. However, rumors are rumors and this was 20+ years ago, but, again, we see Jim’s influence is manifest.In the early 1990s, Ready Systems was acquired by Microtec Research, where I worked, which is how I got to know Jim. We were acquired a couple of years later by Mentor Graphics, which leads to where I am right now. I always found Jim to be interesting and, often, inspirational company. I clearly recall sitting in his office as he explained that Linux was the future for embedded systems. Not so long after that, he left to found Montavista, which pioneered embedded Linux.Jim moved on eventually to become a senior technical advisor on embedded software at Cadence. The last time I met him was in his office there, where he was excitedly talking about new technologies that would change the world.The world of embedded software – or actually the world as a whole – needs more innovators like Jim Ready. I think that they broke the mold when they made him. RIP Jim. January 13, 2018 at 7:30 am “I had a gig at HP in the 90’s. Their instruments used pSOS. Fantastic RTOS. Clean. I was the one who got the mpu when /reset was de-asserted.. Easy to setup tasks, fifo queues, etc.” 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. “@Mark54 – I am not aware that Jim had any involvement with those OSes. RMX came out of Intel, IIRC; OS9 was a bit of an outlier, but quite popular in its day.” mr_bandit says: Mark54 says: Log in to Reply Colin Walls says: last_img read more