Kovac disappointed with teams inability to close out games

first_imgBayern Munich manager Nico Kovac has revealed his disappointment at his side’s inability to close out games after they conceded a late equalizer to Freiburg on Saturday.The German champions were held to a 1-1 draw by Freiburg in their Bundesliga clash at the Allianz Arena after Lucas Holer scored a leveller for the visitors in the 89th minute after Serge Gnabry had given the champions the lead nine minutes earlier.Kovac insists it was unacceptable for the Bavarians to give up a lead so late as they failed to win for the fourth time in 10 league games this season.“In the second half, we mostly played near the goal of Freiburg. We had to pay attention because they had two strikers in front who could hold the ball up, so the others can follow [on the counter-attack],” he said, according to FourFourTwo.rb leipzig, bayern munichReport: Bayern are held by Leipzig George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Bayern Munich was held to another draw, this time by RB Leipzig.Bayern Munich finds themselves in the unfamiliar position of sitting third in the…“Gunter was very active on the wings. We got in the lead and as Bayern Munich, we mustn’t give that away.“We have to clear the balls earlier then and not try to play the ball around in the defence. We put Joshua Kimmich in danger.”Before a trip to the Signal Iduna Park to face league leaders, Dortmund on November 10, Bayern host AEK Athens in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday.last_img read more

Samsung and Xiaomi Lead Indias 4G Smartphone Market Lenovo A6000 Becomes Most

first_imgThe budget Android smartphone, Lenovo A6000 became the highest sold 4G smartphone in IndiaAnirban RoyThough the percentage of 4G smartphone users is relatively small compared to budget 3G smartphone market, the number of users is not really poor.In the first financial quarter of 2015, 2.2 million 4G LTE smartphones have been shipped in the country. And not surprisingly, Samsung took a stride to dethrone Apple from the No 1 spot.Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi stood second with a market share of 17%, while Samsung achieved 27%. Apple came third with a share of 15%.According to the CMR analysts, Samsung reached the No. 1 spot due to its latest smartphones Galaxy A5, Galaxy A6 and Galaxy S6. But interestingly, the most popular smartphone in this quarter is the Lenovo made budget smartphone A6000.Interestingly, other popular smartphone makers like Huawei, Blackberry and ZTE have also made a debut on the list. “Other than the need to appear distinctive in the market as well as move with worldwide industry trends, device vendors are also trying to create a ‘cult’ follower-ship in the emerging Broadband Wireless Access technology space,” said Faisal Kawoosa, Lead Analyst, CyberMedia Research.”New brands entering this segment during the quarter were Huawei, Blackberry and ZTE. The total number of players shipping 4G/LTE devices in the quarter were 19, up from 12 in the previous quarter,” added analyst Vikrant Singh, according to an Indian Express report.”The total models of 4G/LTE handsets shipped during the January-March 2015 quarter were 55, with Lenovo’s A6000 leading with maximum units.”According to the CyberMedia report, the number of 4G LTE devices increased from 1.06 million (Oct-Dec, 2014) to 2.2 million this quarter, out of which 97% devices are LTE based smartphones. The rest of the devices includes 4G-LTE datacards with a share of 2.64%, out of which ZTE gained 77% followed by Alcatel’s 17% and Huawei’s 5% share.last_img read more

Some Texas Republicans Decried Trump After His Summit With Putin Most Have

first_imgLehtikuva/Jussi Nukari via REUTERS/Via The Texas TribuneU.S. President Donald Trump and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin shake hands after their joint news conference in the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland on July 16, 2018.There was an unmistakable somberness Tuesday morning at what should have been a joyful event.U.S. Reps. Will Hurd, R-Helotes, and Beto O’Rourke, D-El Paso, were at the National Press Club in downtown Washington to accept the Prize for Civility in Public Life, an award from Allegheny College in Pennsylvania.The two men earned the award after drawing national attention in 2017 for a road trip they took together from San Antonio to Washington, D.C., after flights were canceled due to an East Coast snow storm. The two livestreamed much of the trip, answering questions from the public along the way.But hanging over all of the praise for the two men as models of bipartisanship was Monday’s Helsinki summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, in which Trump sided with Putin against the U.S. intelligence community’s consensus that Russia interfered in the 2016 election.That event shook Washington and the political sphere in a way not seen since the president’s incendiary reaction last year to a white supremacist gathering in Charlottesville, Virginia, that had resulted in the murder of a protestor.O’Rourke, like many of the 11 Texas Democrats in Congress, was quick to condemn Trump’s performance in Helsinki. In contrast, a handful of the 27 Texas Republicans in Congress moderately criticized the president in news releases and in comments on Capitol Hill on Monday. But the vast majority of the GOP delegation have remained silent on Monday’s events as of midday Tuesday.Hurd was an outlier, as he has long been within the Texas GOP delegation. The second-term congressman issued a litany of critical comments Monday against the president’s public statements.“As a former CIA officer and a Congressman on the House Intelligence Committee, I can affirmatively say there is nothing about agreeing with a thug like Putin that puts America First,” Hurd wrote in a series of Monday tweets. “The President is wrong. Russia interfered in the 2016 election and seeks to undermine our democracy”At Tuesday’s awards ceremony, both O’Rourke and one of the hosts of the event, former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge, a Republican, praised Hurd’s comments.After the event, O’Rourke compared Hurd’s reaction that of U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, his Republican opponent in the fall. A day earlier, Cruz had told CNN, “I think we need to be acting vigorously to prevent Russian aggression. And I think it’s a mistake to be apologizing for Vladimir Putin.”On Tuesday, Cruz spoke more at length to reporters, calling Trump’s press conference “a mistake” but repeatedly comparing Trump’s actions to what he called President Barack Obama’s failure to prevent Russia’s invasion of Crimea in 2014. Cruz sought to cast Democrats’ reaction to Helsinki as hypocritical and dismissed their allegations of treason as overblown.“Treason is a grave crime punishable by death under U.S. law,” Cruz said. “And it wasn’t treason when Barack Obama refused to stand up to our enemies … and it wasn’t treason when President Trump stood at a podium and failed to condemn Russian aggression and interference in our election.”When asked by reporters if Cruz had spoken out strongly enough about Trump’s actions, O’Rourke said, “No. This is a moment that you put your party, that you put your prospects on the next election, you put your career behind you and you put your country in front of you.”“This is a moment at which each of us must stand up and be counted, and I heard my colleague, Congressman Hurd, loud and clear yesterday,” he added. “I did not hear from our junior senator at all about the president’s conduct.”He went on to echo Republican U.S. Sen. John McCain’s use of the word “disgraceful” in describing the president’s behavior.“This is a moment that calls for unity and a nonpartisan response to a fundamental challenge to American security, to the integrity of our democracy and in our ability to move forward,” O’Rourke added.O’Rourke further suggested that the events in Helsinki alone merited his vote for impeachment, though he has in the past he would support Trump’s impeachment.“In standing on that stage, in another country, with the leader of a country who wants to — and has sought to — undermine this country, and to side with him over the United States, if I were asked to vote on this, I would vote to impeach the president,” O’Rourke said.He went on to describe the Senate’s role in the removal process of a president — a trial and examination of evidence — which comes after the House approves an article of impeachment.“Impeachment, much like an indictment, shows that there is enough there for the case to proceed,” O’Rourke said. “At this point, there is certainly enough there for the case to proceed.”Later in the day, Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee held a news conference to urge Republicans to take action against the president.U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro, a San Antonio Democrat and the lone Texas Democrat on the committee, said lawmakers need to look past November.“There isn’t a single person whose personal career and political career is more important right now than standing up to a president who won’t stand up for America,” he said.Claire Parker contributed to this report. 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An ordinary fare

first_imgBetween 1 to 2 pm only on Mondays madam, says the voice on the other end when I call up to confirm if walk-in is an option for outsiders in Rajasthan Bhawan’s canteen. Sensing my interest in the Rajasthani cuisine, he immediately adds that anybody could walk-in on any day of the week but the Rajasthani thali or platter is a once-a-week affair at the canteen. So, I waited for almost a week for that preordained lunch hour to gorge on the delicious Rajasthani platter here in the Capital. And when the day approached, monsoon, with all its splendour, had finally arrived in the Capital, casting a perfect setting for my lunch. I started out early to make it on time; well, I had only a bracketed hour-long time for the meal.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Walking inside the foyer of Rajasthan Bhawan, I glided down a step of stairs to find the canteen in a corner. A sizeable window in the canteen peeps into a hall with tables dressed in white linen and plastic covers set around wooden seats. Amongst the first few to arrive, I was delighted to make it on time. The attendant however informed me that I was early for lunch and food will be served by 1 pm. By and by, the hall started filling up with seemingly in-house guests and bureaucrats and it was half past 1 by the time the thalis made their first appearance. Indian Standard Time dutifully observed! Turning into a one man army, one attendant whizzed around the hall distributing thalis. By the time my moderately warm thali arrived, it was well past 1:30 pm.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixI scanned the thali and noticed the special daal-baati-churma alongside a dish of mix vegetable, gatta curry (gram flour dumplings in curry), rice and chapatis. Baati was bang on, crunchy and smoky in texture and the finely coarse churmawas mildly sweet. But what remained elusive was the conspicuous absence of ghee in the course. What stood out for me was the simple and tangy gatta curry.I have never imagined eating daal-baati-churma without ghee; it seems dry and takes down the entire experience by several notches. Well, the food came in late, the ghee never arrived, and there was nothing in the tapestry or up on the walls to hook onto.  Give this one a miss, without batting an eyelid.Meal for two : Rs 220 onwardslast_img read more