US Open Men’s Final Live Stream: Watch Rafael Nadal Battle Kevin Anderson Online

US Open Men’s Final Live Stream: Watch Rafael Nadal Battle Kevin Anderson Online

US Open Men’s Final Live Stream: Watch Rafael Nadal Battle Kevin Anderson Online It all comes down to this! Rafael Nadal will take on Kevin Anderson in the thrilling finale of the men’s US Open on Sept. 10. The match is set for 4:00 PM EST so don’t miss a single serve! Rafael Nadal, 31, and Kevin Anderson, 31, have a challenge ahead of them if they want to top the excitement of the US Open’s women’s final. On Sept. 9, the tennis world watched as Sloane Stephens, 24, defeated Madison Keys, 22, to claim her…

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Parineeti Chopra turns Raja Babu for Farah Khan’s Lip Sing Battle. See photos

Parineeti Chopra turns Raja Babu for Farah Khan’s Lip Sing Battle. See photos

Parineeti Chopra turns Raja Babu for Farah Khan’s Lip Sing Battle. See photos Karan Johar, Parineeti Chopra and Preity Zinta light up Farah Khan’s latest reality show, Lip Sing Battle in which Bollywood stars will lip-sync to popular song in a face-off of sorts. The show follows the same format as that of the international hit show Lip Sync Battle. Director-choreographer Farah Khan shot for an episode of her show, Lip Sing Battle on Friday evening and shared the pictures of it on her social media profile. Going by the pictures…

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Akshay Kumar film based on Battle of Saragarhi titled Kesar?

Akshay Kumar film based on Battle of Saragarhi titled Kesar?

Akshay Kumar film based on Battle of Saragarhi titled Kesar? Said to be co-produced by Salman Khan and Karan Johar, this Akshay Kumar film has been in news for a number of reasons. And this time, the Battle of Saragarhi is being reported to be titled as Kesar, here’s what trade analyst Girish Johar has to say about the same. Akshay Kumar : While Battle of Saragarhi is one topic that multiple film-makers have decided to work on, reports say that the Akshay Kumar film will be titled Kesar. Talking about the same,…

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Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle Looks Just As Bizarre, And Fun, As It Sounds

Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle Looks Just As Bizarre, And Fun, As It Sounds

Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle Looks Just As Bizarre, And Fun, As It Sounds Even though Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle was leaked way ahead of the actual official announcement, which took place during the Ubisoft E3 press conference this year, the game really is as crazy as you would expect, but in a fun and bizarre way. During the opening of the Ubisoft press conference, CEO Yves Guillemot invited Nintendo creative director Shigeru Miyamoto onstage to talk about the collaborative process between Nintendo and Ubisoft. Miyamoto explained to the…

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Game of Thrones actor Kit Harington was afraid while filming Battle of the Bastards

Game of Thrones actor Kit Harington was afraid while filming Battle of the Bastards

Game of Thrones actor Kit Harington was afraid while filming Battle of the Bastards Kit Harington shares his experience of shooting for Battle of the Bastards, the ninth episode in Season 6 of Game of Thrones. The actor plays the role of Jon Snow, King in the North. With the upcoming premiere of Season 7 in July, social media is abuzz with fan theories about the fantasy drama. Actor Kit Harington revealed he was terrified while filming Battle of the Bastards in the season six of the fantasy drama Game Of…

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Cybathlon: Battle of the bionic athletes

Cybathlon Battle of the bionic athletes Kevin Andrew Evison at CybathlonImage copyrightGETTY IMAGES Image captionCompetitors had to cut bread, unwrap a sugar cube and open a a jam jar as part of a breakfast-themed task in the powered arm prosthesis race Bionic arms, robotic legs, powered exoskeletons, brain-controlled computer interfaces and supercharged wheelchairs - all took centre stage to compete at this weekend's Cybathlon. Dubbed as the world's first "bionic Olympics", you might assume this to be a mini-Paralympics with some cutting-edge technology added to the mix. But the focus of the event was less about athletics - and you could argue, less about competition - and more about what the future could hold for those with disabilities. Participants of the brain-computer interface race at the CybathlonImage copyrightREUTERS Image captionThe brain-computer interface race required competitors to control avatars in a specially developed computer game The competition was held near Zurich and saw a 4,600-strong crowd cheer on the innovation and hard work of 66 teams of technologists, developers and "pilots" - as the competitors were called - had put in. It was a truly awe-inspiring display of assistive technologies that aim to overcome day-to-day practical challenges. Billy Costello of Iceland competes during the leg prosthesis race at the CybathlonImage copyrightGETTY IMAGES Image captionThe powered leg prosthesis race was open to competitors who had had above-knee amputations Opening a door towards you while in a wheelchair, for example. is currently tricky to do. Likewise, climbing stairs with prosthetic legs is not easy, and many people find existing arm prostheses are not practical enough to be desirable to wear. The contest featured a mix of devices that were newly designed and others that are already on the market. Pilots with varying spinal cord injuries and bilateral leg amputations took on multi-terrain surfaces and stairs in powered wheelchairs. Sivashankar Sivakanthan and Yuri Larin compete in the powered wheelchair raceImage copyrightREUTERS Image captionContestants had to cope with obstacles in their path in the powered wheelchair race The final descent from the steps was somewhat nerve-wracking to watch. What was probably carefully calculated physics looked like it could easily end in competitors taking nasty tumbles. Some glided smoothly, others with a little more impact than appeared ideal. One even braved the auditorium stairs, which, quite frankly, I'd found challenging in heels. Contestant travels down stairs in Cybathlon Image captionOne of the competitors climbed down the steep steps of the Swiss venue in a powered wheelchair Another race saw functional electrical stimulation (FES) used to activate the leg muscles of paralysed "pilots" to ride bikes. Some attached to the surface of the skin. But one US team achieved this via actual implants. Michael McClellan competes at the functional electrical stimulation bike raceImage copyrightEPA Image captionCompetitors pedalled bicycles by artificially stimulating their nerves to initiate muscle contractions Contestants' facial expressions showed focus, euphoria, occasional frustration and subsequent exhaustion - a mere glimpse at what this could actually mean for real-world use. Cybathlon: The winners Cybathlon medalImage copyrightGETTY IMAGES The UK's highest placed entrant was Johnny Beer Timms, who took silver in the functional electrical stimulation bike race on behalf of Team BerkelBike. But it was Switzerland and Iceland that had greatest success in the inaugural event, with a mix of teams taking back three medals apiece to each of the two countries. The gold medal winners were as follows: Brain-computer interface race: Numa Poujouly - Team Brain Tweakers (Switzerland) Functional electrical stimulation bike race: Mark Muhn - Team Cleveland (US) Powered arm prosthesis race: Robert (Bob) Radocy - Team Dipo Power (Netherlands) Powered exoskeleton raceImage copyrightGETTY IMAGES Powered exoskeleton race: Andre Van Ruschen - Team ReWalk (Germany) Powered leg prosthesis race: Helgi Sveinsson - Team Rheo Knee (Iceland) Powered wheelchair race: Florian Hauser - Team HSR Enhanced (Switzerland) See the full results Arm amputees used robotic prosthetic arms featuring hands in all shapes and sizes. Some formed like a human hand, others were designed for function and easy grasping. They took on tasks including opening cans, changing light bulbs, slicing bread and hanging up clothes. Claudia Breidbach competes at the powered arm prosthesis raceImage copyrightEPA Image captionOne of the powered arm prosthesis race tasks involved removing clothes from a hamper and hanging them on a rail "The next challenge is the touch sensitive nature of the fingers," said Martin Wallace, development manager for Steeper, one of the companies producing robotic hands. "There's no feedback at the moment on the commercial hands getting the signal back to the body - how hard someone is gripping something, or how hot something is, which you could feel with your actual fingers. "So, getting that technology in would be ideal". Cybathlon Image captionThe Cybathlon was held near Zurich at Kloten, Switzerland One event involved pilots with complete paraplegia - loss of motor and sensory function in their lower limbs - donning powered exoskeletons. They had to put their full focus into getting up on their feet to embark on the course. "It's like climbing a mountain or running a marathon", Philipp Wipfli, from Swiss team Varileg, said. Philipp Wipfli competes during the powered exoskeleton raceImage copyrightREUTERS Image captionPhilipp Wipfli ended up in fifth place in the powered exoskeleton race While a small boy in the audience voiced his disappointment that this was not like robots in the movies, to those over six, this was a fantastic feat of mankind. Cybathlon's organisers, ETH Zurich and NCCR Robotics professor Robert Riener, have already achieved one of their goals: to spur on new conversations between technologists and those living with disabilities. Eric Anselmo trains for the brain-computer interface raceImage copyrightEPA Image captionA second Cybathlon is planned for 2020 And after a day full of fighting spirit, optimism, excitement, and of course a few obligatory technical malfunctions, we have a taste of what the future could bring. But making all the innovations reliable and financially viable for real world use may still take a bit of time.

Cybathlon: Battle of the bionic athletes Image copyrightGETTY IMAGESImage captionCompetitors had to cut bread, unwrap a sugar cube and open a a jam jar as part of a breakfast-themed task in the powered arm prosthesis race Bionic arms, robotic legs, powered exoskeletons, brain-controlled computer interfaces and supercharged wheelchairs – all took centre stage to compete at this weekend’s Cybathlon. Dubbed as the world’s first “bionic Olympics”, you might assume this to be a mini-Paralympics with some cutting-edge technology added to the mix. But the focus of the event was less…

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Activists battle U.S. government in court over making animal welfare reports public

Activists battle U.S. government in court over making animal welfare reports public

Activists battle U.S. government in court over making animal welfare reports public Activists : In 2013, a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) inspector visited Thomas D. Morris, Inc., a Maryland animal breeder that sells to U.S. government and academic scientists. The inspector found numerous violations of the federal Animal Welfare Act (AWA), which sets standards for humane treatment. Fifteen unshorn sheep were penned in a sweltering building, while a group of calves and sheep had no shelter at all. A goat and a lamb were lame; another goat had an…

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Premiership Bath 44-20 Gloucester

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Premiership Bath 44-20 Gloucester A hat-trick from Wales’ Taulupe Faletau helped Bath take the battle for the fourth Premiership play-off spot down to the final day with a bonus-point win that ended Gloucester’s top-six hopes. Faletau and Gloucester’s Jonny May traded tries before Bath took full control of the local derby at the Rec. Aled Brew powered over, Max Clark raced in and Robbie Fruean got Bath’s fourth. Faletau got his second and third tries either side of May’s second, before David Halaifonua’s consolation score. Other than crossing for their…

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Peter O’Mahony prepares for battle of European titans

Peter O’Mahony prepares for battle of European titans

Peter O’Mahony prepares for battle of European titans Peter Munster captain eager to make up for lost time as Toulouse come to Thomond Peter : Perhaps more than any other team in Europe, the benchmark for a successful season or not in the Munster firmament is reaching the knockout stages of the European Champions Cup. Anything less is failure. A quarter-final in the premier European competition constitutes a minimum requirement. The league comes second. Munster are true Europhiles. Hence, watching on from the outside for the last two years was…

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Gordon D’Arcy: The importance of winning the mental battle

Gordon D’Arcy: The importance of winning the mental battle

Gordon D’Arcy: The importance of winning the mental battle  Leinster and Munster must both go to The Well on Saturday and not give an inch away Gordon  : on our team we put a huge premium on body language and if your body language is bad you will never get in the game. Ever. I don’t care how good you are. I’d rather lose than watch the way some kids play.” – Geno Auriemma, US women’s basketball coach. Body language in sport is a proxy for overall behaviour. Having coached…

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Punjab clashes: Badals battle crisis as police firing kills two over holy book desecration

Punjab clashes: Badals battle crisis as police firing kills two over holy book desecration

Punjab clashes: Badals battle crisis as police firing kills two over holy book desecration Badal appealed for calm and called the desecration “a deep-rooted conspiracy aimed at inciting communal tension and destabilising the peace in Punjab”. Two people were killed in police firing Wednesday as protests over the alleged desecration of a Guru Granth Sahib spread to several villages in Fardikot. About 80 people were injured when police used teargas, lathicharge and fired in the air to disperse a dharna by Sikhs at Kotakpura chowk in Faridkot early Wednesday. Later in…

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North Waziristan: What happened after militants lost the battle?

North Waziristan: What happened after militants lost the battle?

North Waziristan: What happened after militants lost the battle? Image copyrightAFPImage captionPakistani troops cleared militants from North Waziristan in a long, bloody campaign For over a decade the inaccessible and mountainous tribal area of North Waziristan was home to a swirling array of violent jihadists. The Pakistan and Afghan Taliban movements, al-Qaeda and less well-known militant outfits such as the Haqqani Network used the area to hold hostages, train militants, store weapons and deploy suicide bombers to attack targets in both Afghanistan and Pakistan. Today the militants have gone. Virtually…

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Review: LEGO Marvel Super Heroes – Super Hero Airport Battle

Review: LEGO Marvel Super Heroes – Super Hero Airport Battle

Review LEGO Marvel Super Heroes – Super Hero Airport Battle Out of the three Captain America: Civil War sets released by Lego, the Super Hero Airport Battle has to be the one most fans, and collectors, are looking forward to. Coming equipped with a host of playability features, minifigures significant and central to the movie, and a first-time ever inclusion that is taking things to a giant scale… With the bad taste washing away from Dawn of Justice, Civil War represents a chance for comic book fans to go back to…

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Star Wars Propel Battle Drones review

Star Wars Propel Battle Drones review

Star Wars Propel Battle Drones review WHAT ARE THE STAR WARS BATTLE DRONES? Propel : Any Star Wars fan has probably imagined piloting an X-Wing during the Death Star trench run, or the Millennium Falcon during the infamous Kessel Run – to see if it could indeed complete it in less than 12 parsecs. Until now, that probably meant a couple of inanimate Star Wars figurines and plenty of imagination. With Propel’s Star Wars Battle Drones, we finally get a chance to pilot some of the Star Wars universe’s most…

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Native Americans Ready To Battle Trump Over Dakota Access Pipeline

Native Americans Ready To Battle Trump Over Dakota Access Pipeline

Native Americans Ready To Battle Trump Over Dakota Access Pipeline “Open your eyes, America, and see that water is in danger in your own backyard,” a Sioux elder says. Native : NEW YORK ― A frigid rain fell hard on Cheryl Angel and her fellow protesters Tuesday, but she would not be moved. The 56-year-old activist and elder of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe braved far worse weather while living for months on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota, where she fought to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline from…

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