More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business. We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Horse Sport Enews Email* Some of the world’s top show jumpers are set to vie for a share of a Dh600,000 prize (nearly $165,000 CAD) at Emirates Equestrian Centre, when the three-day Dubai Showjumping Championship (DSJC) gets underway on January 31, 2013.The CSI3*-W event, the show jumping highlight of the Dubai equestrian scene, is a renowned international show which attracts European jumping stars. It also draws Gulf-based riders from the prestigious Arab League who are on the hunt for all-important FEI World Cup qualification points.High profile DSJC sponsors, official airline Emirates Airline, official timekeeper Longines and official newspaper Gulf News have put their names behind the event’s headline classes.These include, among others, the ever-popular Longines Accumulator, the day two Gulf News Dubai Cup Grand Prix, the Emirates Airline Dubai Grand Prix, which in turn allows Arab League riders to earn valuable qualification points for the April 2013 FEI World Cup Finals.With top show jumpers such as the EEC’s FEI World Cup and Asian Games rider, Abdullah Al Marri, as well as 2010 World Equestrian Games silver medal winner and 2012 Olympic Team Bronze Medialist, Abdullah Al Sharbatli from Saudi Arabia and Ireland’s returning Olympic bronze medalist, Cian O’Connor, competition is expected to be fierce.For more information, visit www.emiratesequestriancentre.com. Tags: Showjumping Championship, DSJC, Emirates Equestrian Centre, Emirates Airline, Gulf News, Abdullah Al Marri, Abdullah Al Sharbatli, Cian O’Connor, Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! SIGN UP
Dialog Semiconductor has released details on the World’s first ‘Wearable-on-Chip’ Bluetooth Smart (v4.2) device. The DA14680 SmartBond chip is a small, ultra-low power circuit that integrates all the functions to create fully hosted wearable computing products with excellent battery life. It features flexible processing power, flash memory for virtually unlimited execution space, dedicated circuitry for sensor control, analogue and digital peripherals optimised for wearable products, and an advanced power management unit. The DA14680 eliminates several external chips from wearable product design, facilitating smaller form factors, low system cost and low power consumption.With its feature-rich functionality, small size and low power, the DA14680 will also address emerging IoT applications. The wearable market is predicted to reach approximately 170 million active units by 2019.The DA14680’s ultra-low power 30uA/MHz ARM Cortex-M0 application processor may be programmed to a maximum clock frequency of 96 MHz. Security features include a dedicated hardware crypto engine with elliptic curve cryptology (ECC), delivering end-to-end banking-level encryption, ensuring personal data security. The device integrates 8 Mbit flash memory, audio support with PDM and I2S/PCM interfaces, two separate I2C and SPI buses, three white LED drivers, a temperature sensor, multi-channel DMA, and an 8-channel, 10-bit ADC. Intelligent power management, including system power rails and a Li-ion/LiPo battery charger and fuel gauge are also on-chip. Its development is accelerated using Dialog’s SmartBond development kits. These include the SmartSnippets software development environment, example application code and a power profiler for real-time, power-optimised coding. The DA14680 will be sampling in the second quarter of 2015.
In this Dec. 20, 2019, photo, Amani Al-Khatahtbeh, founder of MuslimGirl.com, sits for an interview inside her family’s video game and electronic store business in Somerville, N.J. The site’s topics — in categories like #woke, #fit and #fierce — range widely. Posts include a list of the top 10 most beautiful verses from the Quran, a look at Marvel’s newest Muslim superhero and a story about how hijab-wearing Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad has a Barbie doll made in her likeness. (AP Photo/Emily Leshner) In this Dec. 27, 2019, photo, Amani Al-Khatahtbeh, founder of MuslimGirl.com, left, sips a soda while talking with old friends Mohammed Ali, right, and Saad Khan outside of a corner market in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Al-Khatahtbeh stays in New Jersey with her family when in town on business. Her home and office are in Los Angeles. Growing up, she remembers not having many friends and was often bullied. “High school kind of like made me into the person that I needed to be to create MuslimGirl,” she says. (AP Photo/Jessie Wardarski) 1 of 5 In this Dec. 19, 2019, photo, Amani Al-Khatahtbeh, founder of Muslimgirl.com, records a podcast pilot at Spotify’s headquarters in New York. On her site, Al-Khatahtbeh is especially proud of stories that deal with race and sexuality. “Of course, female sexuality is honored within our religion, and it shouldn’t be something we shy away from or think of as a taboo.” (AP Photo/Emily Leshner) In this Dec. 19, 2019, photo, Amani Al-Khatahtbeh, left, films a video with Maryam Saad after recording a podcast pilot at Spotify’s headquarters in New York. Al-Khatahtbeh started the website as a way to defy Muslim stereotypes after 9/11. A decade later, Al-Khatahtbeh has built it into an online magazine with a global audience. (AP Photo/Emily Leshner) NEW YORK | Today she travels the world, attends a red-carpet movie premiere and sits on panels with astronauts, former presidents and feminist icons.But in the years after 9/11, Amani Al-Khatahtbeh was just a New Jersey teenager, writing a blog from her bedroom. She used the blog to connect with other young Muslim girls and defy stereotypes. At the time, the only reflections of herself in the news seemed to be men in orange jumpsuits who looked like her father and women who seemed silent and oppressed, she said.“Being bombarded with those headlines growing up and never feeling represented by them, I did what any millennial would do, which was to turn to social media,” Al-Khatahtbeh said. “I decided to put my own place out there and create that space for us to talk back.”A decade later, her MuslimGirl.com site is an online magazine with a global audience writing about how it feels to be the only woman in a hijab at a kickboxing class, offering beauty tips and covering stories of teenagers fighting Islamophobia. Last year, the domain that she bought for $7 had more than 2 million visitors.The site “is the biggest English-language online platform for Muslim women voices,” the tech entrepreneur, now 27, said at her family’s video game store in New Jersey. “Our goal is to reclaim our narrative.”She was 9 when the airliners struck the World Trade Center towers, and she remembers the warning of her Jordanian immigrant father: “They’re going to blame us.”In the aftermath, she was bullied. People threw eggs at her home and slashed her mother’s tires. Her family faced such a backlash that her father temporarily relocated them to Jordan.While she is proud of being “born and raised a Jersey girl,” it was only in Jordan that she began to take pride in her roots. She learned Arabic and appreciated Middle Eastern food and hospitality. When she returned to the U.S., she began to wear a headscarf as an act of defiance against a rising anti-Muslim tide.“I lost a lot of friends, people started treating me differently,” she said. But she also became an ambassador for her faith. Students, even teachers, stopped her in school and asked about the Quran and Islam.“I had to learn as much as I possibly could about my own religion, the ins and outs of it, what Islamophobes were saying about it, so that I could understand how to respond,” she said.Eventually, she concluded that if the people around her had those questions, so did many others.She started the blog at 17 with help from friends at her local mosque. Most of the work is still a grassroots effort. Her younger brother, Ameer, a journalism student at Rutgers University, helps run communications. Although the site pays a group of editors, most articles are written by Muslim women volunteers.Muslim Girl has also partnered up with companies like ORLY for the creation of a halal nail polish and received support from the Malala Fund. Most recently, VaynerMedia founder Gary Vaynerchuk became an investor.The site’s topics — in categories like #woke, #fit and #fierce — range widely. Posts include a list of the top 10 most beautiful verses from the Quran, a look at Marvel’s newest Muslim superhero and a story about how hijab-wearing Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad has a Barbie doll made in her likeness.The site and its founder have attracted a legion of devoted fans who follow her on social media under the hashtag “#muslimgirlarmy. She also has detractors who say she is too Americanized or too progressive. Some question her appearance, such as the way she wears her hijab or shows her arms. She also has tattoos, an eyebrow ring and long manicured nails.“A lot of times, at any given moment, I can have like two completely different, opposing parties be bonded by their criticism of us,” Al-Khatahtbeh said,These days, she divides her time between Los Angeles and New York, attending meetings for potential business partners and live-recording moments of her life for Instagram and Twitter.In recent years, Forbes magazine chose her for its “30 Under 30” list of top achievers. Michelle Obama asked her to speak at the United State of Women Summit. She was also part of a panel that included female astronaut Cody Coleman and was moderated by former President Bill Clinton. Most recently, she served on an advisory committee for the live-action remake of Disney’s “Aladdin” and attended the premiere.“It was such a full-circle moment for me, because when I was a little girl, Princess Jasmine was one of the only representations that I had growing up,” she said.Being on the committee allowed her “to try to course-correct some of the problematic stereotypes” in the first movie, including some that she did not notice as a child.She pointed to two examples: The opening song talked about a faraway place that is “barbaric.” And Jasmine was dressed in a belly dancing outfit and chains in a “hyper-sexualized and oppressive way.”On her site, Al-Khatahtbeh is especially proud of stories that deal with race and sexuality. “Of course, female sexuality is honored within our religion, and it shouldn’t be something we shy away from or think of as a taboo.”Most of the site’s visitors live in the U.S. and Britain, and an estimated 70% are Millennials and Gen Z ages 15 to 32. One of the site’s most controversial stories was written by a Muslim transgender convert.“We want to push the envelope that way by creating that space and reminding people that they have a place within our religion,” she said. “I’m really proud of that, because one thing Muslim Girl does really well is we attract youth. They want to come in, and they want to learn more about Islam because of the way that we put it out there. We always say that our language is the Millennial tongue.” In this Dec. 27, 2019, photo, Amani Al-Khatahtbeh, center, sits near the back of the room at the Islamic Center of New York University during Friday prayers. At 17, she and a group of friends from her local mosque started the blog Muslimgirl.com in response to anti-Muslim bullying they experienced after 9/11. Ten years later, the blog has grown into an online magazine with a global audience. (AP Photo/Jessie Wardarski)
CET Felipe Caicedo 7Is in a goal glut and came up with another one just minutes after his introduction, showing great strength to hold off the defender and a cool head to tuck it home. Upd. at 21:09 Alex N/A Abraham 6Played some fine passes in the first half, but tired in the second and was replaced after an hour. Christian Stuani 7Consolidated his place as the top scoring Uruguayan in Barcelona this season with a quick-fire double towards the end of the first half. One a close-range header, the other a tap-in from a similar position. Kiko Casilla 6Dealt comfortably with everything Almeria had to throw at him, which wasn’t that much anyway. Alvaro 6Has shown himself to be a reliable customer since arriving in the summer, and today was no different. Hector Moreno 7A couple of dodgy clearances aside, was composed at the back, making a few good challenges. JA Canas 6Not quite as accurate as usual but kept the ball moving and Espanyol ticking. Rik Sharma Juan Fuentes 6Solid performance but must be wary that Duarte, who has performed impressively recently, doesn’t outshine him when given the chance. Handled Edgar Mendes well. 25/01/2015 Sergio Garica 8Created the first for Stuani with hard work down the right and played a large part in the second. Went close himself with a shot which hit the side netting. Javi Lopez 7His manager will have no complaints, tidy and efficient. Doesn’t get forward a lot but isn’t asked to either. SUBS Victor Sanchez 7His energy was needed after the break and in an impressive display he also created the third goal, playing in Caicedo. Helped out the defence too. Lucas Vazquez 6Mis-hit the ball perfectly into Stuani’s path for Espanyol’s second goal. Has spark, but it needs to be channeled better than it was today. Salva Sevilla 6Performed his midfield role well, although didn’t sparkle particularly.