India’s top cueist Pankaj Advani lost to China’s Lv Haotian in the summit clash of Asian Snooker Championship here today, as he failed in his bid to win the continental double of billiards and snooker titles in the same year.Advani lost 3-6 in the final to his Chinese opponent and it meant that he could not become the first player to win both Asian titles in Billiards and Snooker in same calendar year.The defeat in the final also meant that Advani could not complete a career Grand Slam in cue sport.Having won all the major events — Nationals, Asian and World Championships in both Billiards and Snooker and in both the long and short formats, this is the one title (15-red Asian Snooker) that has eluded Advani.A victory will make Advani only player in history to win all Majors in two sports at all levels and across all formats.The Chinese player took the first frame before Advani drew parity. This was the only time the two finalists were on equal terms.From there, Haotian was on song as he scored heavily to always keep the sixteen-time world champion Indian at bay.At 1-3 and just before the interval, Advani made a comeback with two well-crafted breaks to give himself a chance at a recovery.But at 2-3, Advani was yet again kept away from the table by his Chinese opponent. At 3-4, Haotian won the next two frames narrowly to clinch the Asian snooker title.advertisementAdvani lost 32-95(65), 75(58)-31, 43-69, 24-65(57), 78-0, 6-102(102), 61-48, 48-59, 69-71.This is the first silver Advani has won this season, the rest all gold medals — at the National Championships of Billiards, 6-red Snooker and 15-red Snooker, as well as the Asian Billiards Championship.Advani will now prepare to defend his Asian 6-red Snooker title next month in Kyrgyzstan.
Preview • Nvidia Shield microconsole streams PC games via Nvidia’s Grid, runs Android apps The latest information on Google Stadia Post a comment 4:48 Nvidia Shield Android TV The gaming experience isn’t complete without a good chair Now playing: Watch this: Nvidia Computers Gaming Mobile 56 Photos Tags 0 GeForce Now has been steadily adding games since its original Nvidia Shield launch four years ago. Screenshot by Lori Grunin/CNET With Google’s Stadia cloud-gaming service launch only months away, it shouldn’t surprise me that Nvidia’s almost ready to release its big competitor, GeForce Now, into the wild. In one of its many announcements at Gamescom on Monday, the company revealed “the sun is starting to set on the free beta period.” It’s possible that the company’s been waiting for one of the heretofore big missing pieces, Android support, to be put in place, and now the beta app for the beta service is rolling out to beta subscribers. The RTX Blade servers Nvidia announced last March are also coming online to (hopefully) bring better scalability, quality, performance and stability to the service, starting with Germany and California.Nvidia highly recommends using a Bluetooth controller for Android, since “some games will be unplayable on an Android phone without a gamepad.” Of course, we still don’t know how much it will be when people have to start ponying up or if Nvidia will stick to its “for x hours of gaming” model, two of the huge unanswered questions.GeForce Now, which lets you play games on a relatively low-power local device by rendering them in the cloud and “streaming” the frames to you while sending your input back, is unusual in that you can’t buy games through it, nor is it an all-you-can-play vault service. The app is essentially a hub for games you already own (that have GFN support), and when you hit “play” it runs the relevant launcher for a particular game, such as Steam. Review • Nvidia Shield review: A gamer-friendly 4K streamer in search of mass appeal Share your voice
New Delhi, March 28 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 125.60 points up to stand at 22,339.97. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 54.15 points up to stand at 6,695.90. Adani Power and Union Bank were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 16.63% and 9.31% along with Oriental Bank and NHPC with an increase of 8.99% and 7.76% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include South Indian Bank and Bharti Infratel with a decrease of 4.48% and 3.19% along with Aurobindo Pharma and Sun TV Network with a decrease of 2.12% and 1.84% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is up 21.58 points at 13,133.0 while the banking sector is up 189.96 points at 14,604.11 and the realty sector is up 23.39 points at 1,428.69. The Indian currency is up 0.60% at Rs 59.95 per dollar.
Kolkata: An IT professional was killed in a bike accident in New Town on Thursday.Police came to know after speaking to some people who witnessed the incident that the youth failed to control the vehicle and hit a roadside railing. He received severe injuries on his head. Locals went to the spot and found him writhing in pain. Police too reached the spot after receiving information from the locals and was initially taken to a private hospital. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeLater, he was shifted to Bidhannagar Sub-divisional Hospital where he was declared brought dead. The police sent the body for an autopsy. Police found the victim’s helmet at the spot and suspect that he was not wearing the same while riding the two-wheeler. A police officer said the accident would not have turned fatal if the biker had worn a helmet. Cops also suspect that he was riding the bike at a high speed and as a result he couldn’t control the bike and hit the road side railing. It may be mentioned that the state government and the police have taken a series of steps to make people aware about safety norms that one must follow while riding two-wheelers.