Big match for Man U FRANKFURT Germany (AP): Three-time winners Manchester United could be eliminated from the Champions League with a loss in Wolfsburg today. Wolfsburg lead Group B by a point over Manchester United and only need a draw to advance to the knockout stage. A win would secure first place in the group for Wolfsburg. United would also win the group with a victory and will advance if both group matches are drawn. PSV Eindhoven host CSKA Moscow in the other match in the group. Ashwin stars for India NEW DELHI (AP): Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin finished with 5-61 yesterday as India scored a comprehensive 337-run win over South Africa in the fourth and final Test to complete a 3-0 victory. Ashwin’s haul included the prize wicket of a defiant A.B. de Villiers as South Africa were bowled out for 143 after fighting bravely to salvage a draw batting 143.1 overs. Ashwin finished with 7-87 in the match and 31 wickets in the series dominated by Indian spinners on pitches helping them. Final scores: India 334 and 267 for five declared; South Africa 121 and 143.
August 3, 2009 Welcome to the July 26 Workshop participants! Back row from left: David Gori [seminar week], Jason Kipp, Roni Kobrosly, Ander Bilbao, and Silvia Dal Prato [2 weeks]. Middle row from left: Kevin Bruno [2 weeks], Elijah Rushefsky [seminar week], Filippo Bazzoni [Arcosanti scholarship], Andrea Perletti [2weeks], Claudia Ardolino, and Pasquale Lacovone [Arcosanti scholarship]. Front row from left: Chintana Phenphanh [2 weeks], Valentina Leardi [2 weeks], Dorothy Thurston, Giorgia Aquilar and Marzio DiPace [both 2 weeks], and Claudia Cimino. [Photo: sa & text: Anna Tran]
HBO’s recently-launched US streaming service, HBO Now, is due to launch on Android devices this summer, according to Google’s senior vice-president of products, Sundar Pichai.Speaking at Google’s I/O conference in San Francisco last week, Pichai said that HBO Now will launch on Android, and that viewers will also be able to stream the service to Chromecast-equipped TVs using Android or iOS devices, or from a computer’s web browser.Google also said that it plans to add HBO NOW and HBO GO to Android TV devices “coming soon”.“We’re looking forward to expanding our relationship with Google through HBO Now,” said Bernadette Aulestia, HBO’s executive vice president of domestic network distribution in a statement.“We have seen through social media that there is great demand for the service among Android and Chromecast users and we’re excited to deliver HBO Now to them.”HBO Now first launched in the US in April via Apple devices and Cablevision’s Optimum Online service.
Orange has chosen video technology company Harmonic to provide a live encoding and transcoding platform for IPTV and OTT service delivery.The operator will use Harmonic’s Electra software-based system as a unified solution for delivering IPTV and OTT content to some 6.6 million subscribers in France.“Harmonic’s OTT innovation is unmatched with recent achievements in bandwidth optimisation, improved video quality and low latency across all delivery platforms,” said Ian Graham, vice president of sales, EMEA and LATAM at Harmonic.“Adopting Harmonic’s all-software media processing portfolio helps customers like Orange stay on top of video format and codec evolutions and launch new services with a quick time to market.”