Japan's Kei Nishikori became the first man from Asia to reach a Grand Slam final :Federer, Djokovic both lose in US Open semifinals

Kei Nishikori, of Japan, reacts after defeating Novak Djokovic, of
Serbia, during the semifinals of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament,
Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)


Roger Federer could not pull off another big escape at the U.S. Open,
losing 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 in the semifinals Saturday against Croatia's Marin
Cilic.

It was the second significant surprise of the day, coming after Novak
Djokovic was beaten 6-4, 1-6, 7-6 (4), 6-3 by Japan's Kei Nishikori, who
became the first man from Asia to reach a Grand Slam singles final.

Instead of the No. 1-seeded Djokovic against the No. 2-seeded Federer --
who have combined to win 24 major championships -- in Monday's final, it
will be No. 10 Nishikori against No. 14 Cilic, neither of whom has ever
appeared in a Grand Slam title match.

"It's just amazing, an amazing feeling beating the No. 1 player,"
Nishikori said during an on-court interview.

He had played five-set marathons in his last two matches totaling more
than 8½ hours, yet he looked far fresher than a player known as one of
the fittest on tour.

"He just played better in these conditions than I did," Djokovic said.

Under coach Michael Chang, the 1989 French Open champ, the 24-year-old
Nishikori has sharpened his mental game to pull out victories like these.

"We've been working super well," Nishikori said, referring to Chang and
co-coach Dante Bottini. "That's why I'm here."

The midday sun beat down on Arthur Ashe Stadium and a thermometer on
court showed the temperature nearing 100 degrees (37 Celsius), not
counting the humidity of close to 70 percent. Nishikori closed this one
out in 2 hours, 52 minutes.

Djokovic, who had reached the last four U.S. Open finals, outlasted
two-time major champ Andy Murray in four long, tough sets in the
quarters. But he never looked comfortable Saturday and spent much of the
match scrambling around the court as Nishikori dictated points.

"Just wasn't myself," Djokovic said.

In the third-set tiebreaker, Djokovic had four unforced errors and a
double-fault. Nishikori then broke to open the final set, and Djokovic
wasted three break points in the next game.

Nishikori converted 5 of 7 break points, while Djokovic was just 4 for 13.

"Other than that second set, my game today was not even close to what I
wanted it to be," Djokovic said. "A lot of unforced errors, a lot of
short balls."

Chang, the New Jersey-born son of Taiwanese immigrants, knows a thing or
two about groundbreaking victories. At age 17, he became the youngest
man to win a Grand Slam title when he upset Ivan Lendl and Stefan Edberg
(now Federer's coach) at Roland Garros.

A severely infected right big toe forced Nishikori to miss tuneup events
before the U.S. Open, and he feared that his lack of conditioning would
make for a short stay at Flushing Meadows. Instead, he keeps sticking
around -- on the court and in the tournament.

"I guess I love to play long matches," he said with a grin.

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Tech Update: Intel launches Core M family, targets 2-in-1 devices


Credit: Intel

Intel on Friday introduced its first three Core M processors. The commercial availability of Core M is big news for several reasons. Performance and battery life are its key strengths. What's more, this is the processor targeted for razor-thin, fanless designs—especially for powering up the newer two-in-one machines from Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP, Lenovo and Toshiba—all of which will introduce the Core M processor, with some systems becoming available starting next month."The energy-efficient fifth-generation Core chips will enable fanless laptops that can be converted into tablets, and a handful of them are on the way," said CNET's Stephen Shankland on Friday. PCWorld explained that this positioning as regarding convertible two-in-ones that flip the screen back 180 degrees like the Lenovo Yoga; and at detachable two-in-ones, where the tablet portion undocks. The Core M is promoted as the most energy-efficient Core processor in the company's history, "at a power-sipping 4.5 watts," said Intel. The Core M processor package at 4.5 watts has 60 percent lower thermal power than the previous generation.

Digital Trends made note of the size difference. "The size of the hardware has decreased significantly too. The new Core M parts measure 30 x 16.5 x 1.05 millimeters thick. By comparison, fourth-generation Intel Core chips measure 40 x 24 x 1.5 millimeters."

The battery-life story tops previous attempts to stand out in battery improvements "The Intel Core M processor and platform power reductions raise the bar on battery life even higher," said the company. The Intel Core M processor can handle more than eight hours of video play, a 20 percent (1.7 hours) longer battery life compared with the previous-generation Intel Core processor and double the battery life of the average four-year-old PC.

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Smartphone wars in India: Google's Android One makes Google a foe..!

Google Inc's partnership with three Indian phone makers is set to rev up
fast-growing demand for lower priced smartphones, and spell more trouble
for Samsung Electronics which is rapidly losing share in emerging markets.

Micromax Infomatics Ltd, Karbonn Mobiles and Spice Group are the first
phone manufacturers to sign up for Google's Android One initiative,
which provides specifications for key hardware parts. Some of the new
phones are due to hit the market this month.

The aim is a vast improvement in quality that would lead to a surge in
demand for low-end Android phones. Currently many cheap emerging market
smartphones run different and somewhat customised versions of the
Android operating system, which along with the many variations in
hardware make apps on those phones prone to glitches.

While Google plans to push Android One globally, India, the world's
third-biggest and fastest growing smartphone market, offers fertile
ground for immediate results. Many Indians are buying a smartphone for
the first time and a strong reception for Android One could promote
common standards and consolidation in a market where more than 80
smartphone companies operate.

But any boom for higher-quality low-cost smartphones in India and other
price conscious markets has the potential to exert intense pricing
pressure on Samsung. The South Korean firm uses a customised version of
the Android operating system but focuses on higher-margin offerings like
its Galaxy S series.

"A major threat for Samsung is that Android One will accelerate the race
to the bottom on smartphone pricing," said Neil Mawston, a UK-based
analyst at Strategy Analytics.

"Android One now makes Google a foe, not just a friend, for Samsung."

A major strategy rethink for low to mid-tier products is now in order
for the world's biggest phone maker and top seller in India, analysts
say, particularly as Samsung is also losing share to Apple Inc at the
higher-end.

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http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/hardware/smartphone-wars-in-india-googles-android-one-adds-to-samsungs-worries/articleshow/41589548.cms

LIC Recruitment 2014 For 500 Insurance Advisors Posts, Last Date 15th Sept 2014


LIC Recruitment 2014 For 500 Insurance Advisors Posts, Last Date 15th Sept 2014







 Number of Posts : 500

Posts Name : Insurance Advisors

Educational Qualification : 
Candidates should have done Graduation Degree / Bachelors Degree or its equivalent qualification from a recognized university.

Age Limit : 
Age should be between 18 to 40 Years As On 27-08-2014. 

Selection Process : 
Will be Selected Based on Performance In Interview.

How To Apply : 
Candidates Fill the online Application through official website http://www.maharojgar.gov.in .

Important Date : 
Registration of Online Application Last Date : 15-09-2014 

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Govt Jobs:BHEL Recruitment For 18 Executive Posts, Last Date 16th Sept 2014

BHEL Recruitment  For 18 Executive Posts, Last Date 16th Sept 2014










Number of Posts : 18 

Posts Name :
1. Executive (Civil) : 12 Posts
2. Executive (Mechanical) : 06 Posts

Educational Qualification : 
Candidates should have done B.E. / B.Tech / Engineering Degree (Civil / Mechanical) or its equivalent qualification.

Age Limit : 
Age should not more than 33 Years As On 01-08-2014. Age relaxations will be applicable as per the govt rules.

Selection Process : 
Will be Selected Based on Performance In Interview.

Pay Scale - Rs. 46920/- 

Application Fee : 
For General/OBC Candidates to pay Rs. 200/- & For All Other Candidates (PH/ST/SC) to pay Rs. Nil.

How To Apply : 
Candidates fill the online application through official website http://www.bhelisg.com. After submitting the application, send hard copy of application along with relevant documents to the following Address .

The Additional General Manager (HR), 
BHEL/Industrial Systems Group, Prof. CNR Rao Circle, 
IISc (PO), PB No.1249, Malleswaram, Bangalore-560012 .

Important Date : 
Registration of Online Application Last Date : 16-09-2014

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Govt Jobs:RITES Recruitment For Various Assistant Manager Posts, Last Date 19th Sept 2014

RITES Recruitment  For Various Assistant Manager Posts, Last Date 19th Sept 2014










Number of Posts : Various posts

Posts Name : Assistant Manager 

Educational Qualification : 
Candidates should have done B.E. / B.Tech / Engineering Degree / Diploma (Electronics/ Communication), or its equivalent qualification. 

Age Limit : 
Age limit should not exceed 45 Years As On 01-09-2014.

Selection Process : 
Will be Selected Based on Performance In Written Exam and Interview.

Pay Scale - Rs. 20600 -­ 46500/-

How To Apply : 
Candidates fill the online Application through official website http://rites.com. After submitting the application, send hard copy of application along with relevant documents to the following Address.

The Assistant Manager(P)/Rectt.,
RITES Ltd., RITES Bhawan,
Plot No.1, Sector-29,
Gurgaon - 122001 .

Important Date :
Registration of Online Application Last Date :19-09-2014 

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