World Cup 2019: England will be under tremendous pressure against Australia, says Sachin Tendulkar

first_imgWorld Cup 2019: England will be under tremendous pressure against Australia, says Sachin TendulkarICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Speaking to India Today, batting great Sachin Tendulkar said Australia, with their ability to go for the kill, will put pressure on England when the two teams meet at Lord’s on Tuesday. England is in a spot of bother after having lost matches to Pakistan and Sri Lanka in their campaign.advertisement India Today Web Desk LondonJune 25, 2019UPDATED: June 25, 2019 12:29 IST Eoin Morgan. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSEngland take on rivals Australia at Lord’s, London on TuesdayEngland head into the big game on the back of a 20-run defeat to Sri LankaSachin Tendulkar backs Australia to put pressure on EnglandIt’s almost time for one of the biggest battles of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Before the much-anticipated Ashes series, cricket’s long-standing rivals England and Australia will be going head-to-head against each other in a crunch battle at the Home of Cricket, Lord’s in London on Tuesday.England was billed as the pre-tournament favorites. However, their campaign, it is safe to say, has derailed a bit. They were expected to bulldoze opponents with their batting might but two losses, one each to Pakistan and Sri Lanka has put their chances of even making the semi-final under threat.Eoin Morgan’s men are placed fourth in the 10-team World Cup 2019 points table with 8 points from 6 matches. However, the likes of Bangladesh (7 points from 7 matches), Sri Lanka (6 points from 6 matches) and Pakistan (5 points from 6 matches) are keeping the pressure on the hosts.Speaking to India Today, batting great Sachin Tendulkar said England will be under considerable pressure when they take on arch-rivals at Lord’s.”They will be under tremendous pressure. you look at the way Aussies have played, the moment they realize it is the time to go for the kill they go all out. That will put pressure on England,” Tendulkar said.They look ready! #CmonAussie #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/liDcUn2lgRCricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 25, 2019England is heading into the big-ticket clash on the back of a 20-run defeat over Sri Lanka in Leeds. The hosts have been missing their big-hitting opener Jason Roy and he has been ruled out of Tuesday’s clash.advertisementEngland is looking vulnerable but Tendulkar believes Eoin Morgan’s men can put pressure on the Australian bowling attack “that lacks penetration and depth”.”Australia’s bowling attack is not that great though. After [Mitchell] Starc and [Pat] Cummins the depth and penetration in their bowling are missing. That is where England can think of encashing,” Tendulkar added.Australia is sitting pretty at the 2nd spot with 10 points from 6 matches and win on Tuesday will help them move to the top of the points table.Nonetheless, Australia head coach Justin Langer said his team will not underestimate England and maintained Eoin Morgan’s men are still titled favorites.”See how they’ve played for four years, they’re the best team in the world. Look at their team … Nothing has changed in a week,” Langer said.England will face India on June 30 and then New Zealand in their final group-stage match on July 3 after Tuesday’s match vs Australia.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Bangladesh know where to bowl to India, says spin coach Sunil JoshiAlso Read | England vs Australia: Eoin Morgan expects hostile reception for Steve Smith, David Warner at Lord’sAlso SeeFor 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 byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow Eoin MorganFollow England VS Australia Nextlast_img read more

Hi-Fi Corner: Sonos’ new Play:5 is the king of multiroom speakers

first_img How to Play Pool Like You Know What You’re Doing The Evolution and History of the Home Stereo Editors’ Recommendations Learn Guitar (and Don’t Give Up) With the Fender Play App Why an Emotional Support Animal Is So Beneficial (and How to Qualify) Sonos may have invented wireless multiroom audio, but the past two years have brought it no shortage of competitors. Denon, LG, Samsung, and Bose have all developed their own platforms, while a host of loudspeaker veterans like Polk, Paradigm, and Harman Kardon have hopped on board with the open DTS Play-Fi standard. With all that noise and distraction, it might be easy to forget that Sonos started it all — we almost did. But then Sonos issued a brand-new speaker, the Play:5, which came along just in time to remind us that Sonos not only knows this business better than anyone else, it executes better, too.In many ways, Sonos is a lot like Apple: Its platform may be a walled garden for wireless music systems, but it is extremely approachable and exceptionally easy to use. The speakers carry the sort of cachet often associated with Apple products thanks to clean designs, simple interfaces, and best-in-class packaging. In short, Sonos stuff “just works,” and that’s all most people need before they pull out their wallets and start throwing down cash. Except Sonos isn’t just another pretty brand with fancy packaging — its speakers deliver outstanding sound quality, and the Play:5 is the company’s best example yet.Related: KEF puts big sound in small packages with the new Egg The Play:5 is a direct descendant of the speaker that started it all for Sonos, the S5, and a natural evolution of the Play: series line-up, following the the Play:1 (good) and Play:3 (better) as the best — and biggest —  stand-alone speaker Sonos offers. Sonos doesn’t disclose driver sizes or total wattage, but we can tell you that behind the grill sit three tweeters atop three midbass drivers, each powered with their own, discrete digital amplifier. To enhance stereo effects, Sonos has cleverly flared the baffles around the tweeters on the left and right hand sides in an effort to “throw” the sound beyond the speaker’s confines.This isn’t just Sonos’ biggest speaker; the Play:5 is also its most versatile. The speaker can be oriented either horizontally for placement on a shelf or desk, or vertically, which would make more sense if two Play:5 speakers were paired for a more conventional stereo or surround sound setup. Of course, it could be argued that the Play:5 is a bit overkill as a surround speaker, but as with the Play:1 and Play:3, the Play:5 can be paired with the Sonos Playbar wireless sound bar for an authentic surround-sound experience. You could also pair two Play:5 speakers with the Sonos Sub subwoofer for a little extra kick.We’ve come to expect great sound from Sonos speakers, but we can honestly say the Play:5 exceeded our expectations. Having just evaluated the $700 Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Wireless, the bar was already set fairly high, but the Play:5 came right in and dominated the room. Bass is robust and tightly controlled (if not quite as deep as the Zeppelin Wireless), with a punch that you can feel. The midrange is silky smooth, with natural rendering of vocals and string-based instrumentation, while the treble adds texture, grit, and shiny overtones to a generally well-balanced whole. More simply put: The Play:5 is powerful and potent while remaining well-controlled and reserved enough to handle nearly any type of music with respect.Add superior sound quality to Sonos’ best-in-class wireless audio experience, and you get the wireless speaker to beat. The Play:5 will be hanging around our testing room for quite some time, because any other wireless speaker that dares ask $400 or more will have to measure up. Something tells us, though, that Sonos’ claim to the throne will hold steady for years to come.A version of this post first appeared on our “brother site” Digital Trends. 10 Reasons Why Yuzu Should Be Your New Favorite Cocktail Ingredientlast_img read more

US Judge rejects Congress challenge to border wall funding

first_imgWashington DC: A federal judge on Monday denied a House request to prevent President Donald Trump from tapping Defense Department money for his proposed border wall with Mexico, saying Congress lacked authority to sue. Trump’s victory is muted by a federal ruling in California last month that blocked construction of key sections of the wall. The California case was filed by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of the Sierra Club and Southern Border Communities Coalition. Also Read – ‘Hong Kong won’t rule out Chinese help over protests’US District Judge Trevor McFadden, a Trump appointee, wrote that the House’s lawsuit was “about whether one chamber of Congress has the ‘constitutional means’ to conscript the Judiciary in a political turf war with the President over the implementation of legislation.” McFadden said Congress didn’t have authority in this case but that he didn’t mean to imply the legislative body could never challenge the president in court over separation of powers. Also Read – Pak Army chief accompanies Imran at key meetings in China”An old maxim in politics holds that, ‘Where you stand depends on where you sit,'” he wrote. “At law too, whether a plaintiff has standing often depends on where he sits. A seat in Congress comes with many prerogatives, but legal standing to superintend the execution of laws is not among them.” The Justice Department welcomed the decision, saying the judge “rightly ruled that the House of Representatives cannot ask the judiciary to take its side in political disputes and cannot use federal courts to accomplish through litigation what it cannot achieve using the tools the Constitution gives to Congress.” Lawyers for the House didn’t immediately respond to messages seeking comment, including whether they will appeal. A federal judge in Oakland, California, ruled May 24 that Trump overstepped his authority and blocked work from beginning on two of the highest-priority, Pentagon-funded wall projects one spanning 46 miles (74 kilometers) in New Mexico and another covering 5 miles (8 kilometers) in Yuma, Arizona. The administration plans to appeal the ruling by Haywood Gilliam Jr, an appointee of President Barack Obama. At stake is billions of dollars that would allow Trump to make progress on a signature campaign promise heading into his bid for a second term. The administration faces several lawsuits over the emergency declaration but only two sought to block construction during the legal challenge. Trump declared a national emergency in February after losing a fight with the Democratic-led House that led to a 35-day government shutdown and identified up to USD 8.1 billion for wall construction. The funds include USD 3.6 billion from military construction funds, USD 2.5 billion from Defense Department counterdrug activities and USD 600 million from the Treasury Department’s asset forfeiture fund.last_img read more