Greece In World Cup Off Romania Tie

first_imgBUCHAREST, Romania – It wasn’t a bailout but the Greek national soccer team – called football around the world outside the United States – provided some good news during a crushing economic crisis, tying Romania 1-1 Nov. 19 in a playoff leg that was good enough for the team to advance to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.Greece had easily won the first leg on Nov. 15 in Piraeus, 3-1, and the final aggregate was 4-2. Romania had little chance really because it needed to turn around on Greece by two goals at home but it never came close. For the first time, Greece has made back-to-back World Cups, and will be making its third appearance ever.Kostas Mitroglou, who scored twice in first game and narrowly missed a third which would have given him a hat trick, gave Greece the lead in the 23rd minute, beating Romania’s offside trap to control a cross from Giorgos Karagounis and steer the ball past goalkeeper Ciprian Tatarusanu.Romania came back into the game in the 55th minute when a botched Greece clearance led to an own goal by Vassilis Torosidis.Moments after the final whistle at Bucharest’s National Arena Greece players lifted coach Fernando Santos and heaved him into the area to cheers from 2,000 traveling fans.“I thank God and I thank the players who were fantastic. We are going to Brazil and that’s amazing,” the Portuguese coach said, publicly speaking Greek for the first time since taking over the national team three years ago.He added, in Portuguese: “I think it is a great thing for Greece that we are going to our second consecutive World Cup … And certainly this is a huge moment for me, personally.”Romanian fans pointed lasers at players and hurled firecrackers onto the pitch at stages — one hitting defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos — but applauded the Greek team after the match.The group draw of the final phase of the competition will be held on Dec. 6, 2013 in Bahia when Greece will find if it gets lucky in the pairings or is placed in with world powerhouses. Greece had a respectable showing in 2010 in South Africa after a disastrous appearance in Boston in 1994 when it was shut out in every game and went home in disgrace after scoring no goals and giving up 10 for the tournament’s worst showing.Greece won its series with Romania by an aggregate 4-2 score, giving up a goal in the first game on a header off a free kick and in the second on an own goal as its defense proved it’s one of the most formidable in the world.(Material from the Associated Press was used in this report)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Deutschmann Automation enables powerful PROFIBUS connectivity

first_img Continue Reading Previous Inova Semiconductors: standalone LED driver for in-car lightingNext Würth Elektronik eiSos and Analog Devices exhibit their demo kit Deutschmann Automation presents a further developed version of its UNIGATE IC PROFIBUS module at the embedded world 2018. The powerful all-in-one bus node enables simple and fast installation in a terminal device or sensor system and provides reliable PROFIBUS connectivity. With UNIGATE IC products, development costs and the time-to-market of network-capable systems can be significantly optimized.With the further development of the UNIGATE IC PROFIBUS, Deutschmann is responding to the still strong demand for fieldbus modules, which is continuing despite industrial Ethernet solutions moving into the market. However, the demands on performance of the modules have increased recently and, therefore; adapting the products to modern tasks makes sense. Deutschmann also plans to develop more powerful versions of other fieldbus modules from its product portfolio. PROFIBUS is the first step.The new UNIGATE IC PROFIBUS module is based on an actual 32-bit ARM Cortex-M4 microcontroller. The powerful module is, of course, pin- and function-compatible with existing PROFIBUS products from Deutschmann and can, therefore, be used flexibly and be interchanged with very little effort. If required, the possibility thus exists to easily upgrade terminal devices.The existing scripts for protocol connection of the all-in-one bus node to the terminal device can continue to be used. The scripts can be programmed via the Deutschmann Automation developed script language. The consistent compatibility of all modules ensures the long-term availability of UNIGATE IC PROFIBUS solutions.The powerful UNIGATE IC PROFIBUS module is available in two versions for supply voltages of 3.3V and 5V respectively. The new product will be available in the second quarter of 2018.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules last_img read more

Gordon Brown To Present UN Global Education First Initiative

first_imgFormer UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown, now United Nations’ Special Envoy for Global Education, is to present the UN Global Education First Initiative in a high-profile MIPTV conference session, scheduled for Wednesday 10 April in Cannes, France.The MIPTV session will be followed by a “Countdown for Global Education” VIP lunch, marking the start of the 1,000-day countdown to 2015, the deadline that the global community has set to have every child in school.Organized by Reed MIDEM, MIPTV will take place in Cannes from 8-11 April, 2013.As MIPTV celebrates its 50th anniversary, it is timely for the global content market to provide a platform for the international TV industry that demonstrates its potential to drive positive social change. The goal is that, through partnerships with the UN’s Global Education First Initiative, the whole TV ecosystem from around the world backs this campaign by aligning with the cause of education.“We urgently need to create a global movement which will put pressure on leaders to make education a priority and to ensure that they keep their promises,” said Gordon Brown. “We’re seeing the beginnings of that global community already, but the television industry has a huge part to play in reaching people in every corner of the world, and communicating these issues to them in an entertaining and accessible way.”“MIPTV is committed to support this exceptional cause, which will mobilize the entire international TV and online digital ecosystem to create a real impact that will contribute significantly to the global community,” commented Laurine Garaude, Director of Reed MIDEM’s Television Division.“MIPTV is an ideal venue and audience to host the UN global Education First Initiative. The UN partnership with the TV industry on education is a win-win proposition,” said Peter Launsky-Tieffenthal, the UN Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information.Featuring a video introduction from the United Nations’ Secretary-General, Ban Ki -moon, the session will present a diverse line-up of speakers, all addressing television’s power to change. David Zaslav, President and CEO of Discovery Communications, the world’s leading non-fiction media company, will speak on the power of television to teach. Discovery, which is also marking its 50th anniversary this year, has recently given significant backing to the UN’s education initiative and other similar programmes.Social entrepreneur and former Microsoft executive John Wood, CEO and Founder, Room to Read, an organization promoting literacy and gender equality in developing countries, will tackle the power of television to inspire action.The power of television to catalyze a movement will be addressed by Robert Triefus, Chief Marketing Officer of luxury goods group Gucci, which has launched the “Chime for Change” global campaign focused on girls’ and women’s empowerment. Gucci is also sponsoring the “Countdown for Global Education” VIP lunch after the session, which will be moderated by Peter Launsky-Tieffenthal, the UN Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information.The session’s audience will also hear from Ziauddin Yousafzai , the father of Malala Yousafzai. Malala is the Pakistani girl who became a figurehead for the right of girls to education when she was shot in the head last year by the Taliban for simply going to school. A long-standing campaigner for education, Ziauddin Yousafzai runs a network of schools in Pakistan and is an adviser of the UN Special Envoy Brown on girls’ education issues.Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more