Steelers’ Maurkice Pouncey would have left Cleveland a hero — if he’d kept his feet to himself
If Cleveland’s Larry Ogunjobi is going to be suspended a game, though, for an unprovoked push of Mayfield to the turf after he’d been struck by Garrett, it’s hard to see Pouncey not receiving multiple games.Perhaps Pouncey’s penalty could have been mitigated because he was not without provocation; maybe two games would have been sufficient, and maybe that’s what an appeal would produce.The NFL declared in its statement that Pouncey had been suspended for “fighting.” That seems an erroneous description of what occurred. He was defending his teammate. If only he’d chosen a different approach. MORE: Mason Rudolph not suspended in Browns-Steelers incidentIt was that action, though, and the intent of that action, that warranted his ejection from the few seconds that remained of the Browns’ 21-7 victory over the Steelers, that almost certainly will lead to a suspension of some degree — in addition to the three-game suspension handed down Friday.Pouncey was a hero, until he wasn’t.“I will accept whatever penalty they will give me,” Pouncey told reporters after the game. “I was in protection mode.”Pouncey pursued Garrett after the Browns star pulled the helmet off Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph and struck him in the head with it. Rudolph, who was knocked unconscious and missed a game after being hit in the chin by the helmet of Ravens safety Earl Thomas, was fortunate to be hit by the open end of his helmet and not the crown, which could have resulted in severe injury.Pouncey was attempting to hold back Garrett when he swung the helmet.“At that point, it’s bigger than football. It’s protection,” Pouncey said. “He could have killed him. What if he’d hit him in the temple?”Indeed, there was no way for Pouncey to be certain that Garrett wasn’t loading up for a second swing, so his actions in punching Garrett and pushing him to the ground were justified, even laudable.That’s why he has been celebrated and defended by many in and around the NFL.On Twitter, Broncos lineman declared, “If your friends don’t have your back like Maurkice Pouncey … they ain’t your friends.”Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb tweeted that if someone struck quarterback Lamar Jackson with a helmet, “I swear it would be a riot at that exact moment.”Former Steelers running back Merril Hoge, who also was a longtime NFL analyst for ESPN, used Twitter to state that neither Pouncey nor Steelers guard David DeCastro should be suspended “or penalized at all.”DeCastro wasn’t ejected, though, and there was little public discussion about potential penalties for him before the NFL issued its ruling. And it might have been the same for Pouncey had he not taken that single kick at the finish.A kick to an opponent’s head — albeit an unhelmeted head, which resulted in a gash that required more than two-dozen stitches to repair — led to Albert Haynesworth receiving an unprecedented five-game suspension in 2006.Pouncey’s action did not resemble what Haynesworth did to the Cowboys’ Andre Gurode. Haynesworth was not defending a teammate, and he not only stomped on Gurode and caused his helmet to dislodge, but then took another kick that apparently caused the wound. And yet that visual of an NFL player swinging his foot toward another man’s head is going to have repercussions. The first punch was warranted. The second was reasonable. Everything was happening quickly, but it all was within the boundaries of what might be acceptable in defending a colleague, and maybe retaliating a little, following an assault that nearly was without precedent in professional sports.And then Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey chose to take a kick at Myles Garrett, and what could have been construed as an act of gallantry turned cheap and dirty. Fortunately for him, Pouncey is no Chris Boswell, and he made more contact with an opponent’s leg than the top of Garrett’s helmet.
FSJ Blue Jays headed to Winnipeg – Interview with 2 players
The Fort St. John Midget Fastball Blue Jays are heading to Winnipeg this week for the Western Canadian Championships. Moose FM sports Director Jon Zacks sat down with Kory Bell and Ty Gullickson this morning. You can listen to that conversation by clicking this link:[asset|aid=136|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=Ty and Cory_1_Pub.mp3] If you are interested in helping to sponsor the Blue Jays’ trip to Winnipeg, you can call Jenn Bell at 250-793-4454.- Advertisement –
SHAY IS 100% FIT AND READY TO BEAT SPAIN
Shay Given has said that he is 100% fit and is raring to take on Spain.The Lifford man says Ireland have every chance to put one over on the group favourites and will be going out to exploit their weaknesses.Shay told The Irish Times that he determined to make amends, not just for the 3-1 defeat to Croatia, but also for that World Cup defeat a decade ago. “Yeah, we can hurt them, hopefully. We certainly won’t be trying to get everybody behind the ball,” he says.“We’ll try and cause them some problems as well. One of the biggest things will probably be set-pieces. They’re renowned for maybe not being the biggest team in the competition and we’ve got some big players in our team, so if we get some of the right deliveries in there, as we saw against Croatia with the goal we scored, we’ve got the players who can get onto balls in the box.“We hope this situation will bring the best out of us – I can only tell you on Thursday night or Friday morning. Sometimes in the past when everyone has given up on us we’ve come out fighting and proved that we’re a decent team and we have to do that again.”A lot has been made of Shay’s fitness before the opening game with many still questioning if he was completely fit after he saw here goals go past him. The 36-year-old, though, is adamant that his performance during the game itself was in no way hindered by any lack of fitness.“Ideally I’d have liked to have trained more over the last couple of weeks, but it’s fine,” he says. “Did it affect me? Not really, no; I wouldn’t have played if I wasn’t 100 per cent, so I was fine.“The first goal I just saw a bit late. There were a couple of the lads sort of blocking my view and by the time I saw it I didn’t react quick enough or get enough to take it around the post. The third goal has just hit me smack on the forehead. It probably would have been better if I hadn’t dived, it might have just come out, but it’s easy in hindsight to say that. You’ve got to try and save the shot. There’s nothing you can do.” SHAY IS 100% FIT AND READY TO BEAT SPAIN was last modified: June 13th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:euro 2012fitShayspain
The 2019 Raiders are younger, faster and better
ALAMEDA — For the most part, what you see is what you get.The draft is over and the Raiders, as well as every other team in the NFL, absolutely loves their picks. Same with the free agent class.There will be tinkering throughout the offseason and training camp and all the way up to putting together a 53-man roster, but most of the names listed below will make up the 2019 Raiders as put together by coach Jon Gruden and general manager Mike Mayock.It’s a better team, no doubt, and it would …
Just-So Stories for the Birds
(Visited 32 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Any evidence can be forced into an evolutionary story if your imagination is strong enough.Not WAIR again: Old Montana chukar hunter Ken Dial hasn’t reformed since we exposed his silly partridge family story 12 years ago (12/22/03). How could he? There’s no better alternative story if you’re a Darwinist. Most of his evolutionary comrades have problems with the tree-down (arboreal) or ground-up (cursorial) theories on the origin of flight, so his story (not theory) of wing-assisted incline running (WAIR; must have a scientific-sounding acronym) fills up a falsifying gap. His trainee Ashley Heers keeps the tradition going. Science Daily describes her latest science-y experiments with X-rays that observe, legitimately, that “young birds acquire a mature flight stroke early in their development, initially relying heavily on their legs and wings to work in tandem to power the strenuous movement.” How that supports evolution is quizzical, but she finds a way. Here’s Heers’s rationalization for looking busy:“The transition from ground-living dinosaurs to flight-capable birds is one of the major evolutionary transitions in vertebrate history, because flight is the most physically demanding form of locomotion,” said lead author Ashley Heers, a postdoctoral researcher in the American Museum of Natural History’s Division of Paleontology [so far so good]. “The kind of flight that we normally think of in living birds–for example, what you might see in a pigeon or a robin–involved a huge evolutionary overhaul of the animal’s basic body plan over time. And although scientists have been studying flight for more a century, there’s actually a surprising amount that we don’t know about how birds fly.“That deficiency could be solved quickly with a single viewing of Flight: The Genius of Birds. But since that knowledge doesn’t need Darwin, she plugs on, running her little baby chukars up the ramp against their will, hoping to channel the ghost of Haeckel’s dead recapitulation theory:“Baby birds anatomically look a lot like some of the dinosaur fossils that we see,” Heers said. “And so, by studying baby birds and looking at how they actually use these dinosaur-like anatomies, we can get a better sense of how these long-extinct animals might have been using their wings.”Dial keeps running this meme in the PLoS ONE paper as co-author. Note to science historians: Dial & Heers actually reference Haeckel favorably in an earlier paper on Current Biology. Taxpayers can thank the National Science Foundation for keeping these two storytellers employed and Haeckel undead.From lizard to gizzard: The Chinese found another bird skeleton in their exceptional fossil deposits. The report in Current Biology, however, is not particularly helpful to Darwin. This enantiornithine bird ate fish and produced gastric pellets like modern birds, who digest food with grinding rocks (gastroliths) in their gizzards, a process that involves storage of gastroliths, strong muscles to grind the food and push it on to the intestine, and the software to run all the equipment. It’s the earliest known evidence for gastric pellets in birds, and looks just like modern ones. For evolutionists, this means that 120 million years ago, “Two-chambered stomach and antiperistalsis were present in Early Cretaceous birds.”Darwin finch re-interpretation: Remember the 157 years of claims that Darwin’s finches represent a classic example of natural selection? New evidence published in PNAS is calling for a revision of the story that food availability caused beak sizes to change. The new paper says, “The shapes of bird beaks are highly controlled by nondietary factors.” Whoops; this implies that beak shape and skull size are not driven by food availability, but by other factors like genetic and developmental histories. How will this affect the iconic Darwin finch story?We show that beak and skull shapes in birds of prey (“raptors”) are strongly coupled and largely controlled by size. This relationship means that, rather than being able to respond independently to natural selection, beak shapes are highly constrained to evolve in a particular way. The main aspects of shape variation seem to correspond with specific genes active during development. Because raptors are not each other’s closest relatives, similar shape constraints may therefore have been present in the ancestors of all modern songbirds, including Darwin’s finches, the classic example of explosive evolution in birds. If this hypothesis is true, then such classic examples may be unusual, needing first to break a genetic lock before their beaks could evolve new shapes.The paper was edited by Neil “your inner fish” Shubin, famous for his discovery of Tiktaalik.The storytelling never ends, but the observations tell a different story. Have you watched Flight yet? You owe it to yourself to hear the non-evolutionary alternative for bird origins.
The Future of Labor: It’s Not All Robots in the Workplace
Automation does not mean going from solely human to solely machine-based work; we need to stop treating it as a binary choice. This requires a mindset shift, in which leaders and team members alike look at automation as a supplementation rather than a replacement.“Uniquely human qualities and characteristics like empathy, creativity, and the ability to provide context for decision-making processes cannot beChristopher Pappas, the founder of eLearning Industry and an expert on the intersection of tech and training, believes that AR will become an important tool for developing experiential knowledge and building emotional and interpersonal intelligence. “AR offers all the opportunities of real-life, hands-on training without any of the risks involved,” he explains. “A great immersion online training course must make use of this unique advantage, putting trainees in challenging environments.”The workplace of the future may not be as bleak as prognosticators would like you to believe, but it is still imperative to keep up with the times. By adequately arming your employees with the tools and training they need to succeed, you can create a stronger working environment where humans and machines exist harmoniously side by side, for the benefit of all. replaced by machines, no matter how smart and versatile they might be,” says Inge Oosterhuis, managing director of talent and organizatio for resources at Accenture. Bringing in automated services can help increase employee productivity by speeding up mundane tasks and freeing up workers to focus on providing insights that will drive the company forward. Brad is the editor overseeing contributed content at ReadWrite.com. He previously worked as an editor at PayPal and Crunchbase. You can reach him at brad at readwrite.com. Related Posts It’s time to consider factors other than education and past experience. They may act as indicators, but they aren’t great at predicting future success with your company. Constant upheaval in technology makes most college degrees outdated in short order. And with U.S. job markets only recently course-correcting after the 2008 recession, finding a candidate with five years of consistent experience in a single field is unlikely.Conversely, soft skills such as adaptability, cognitive and social intelligence, and personality will be much more indicative of a candidate’s potential to thrive on your team. According to Caitlin MacGregor, CEO and co-founder of Plume, you should “focus on getting the right people in the right seats based on these indicators of adaptability, rather than getting stuck in your mindset of what the resume of an ‘ideal candidate’ looks like.” As long as your training for a specific role is sufficiently robust, you can groom the right candidate to be everything you need. Modernize your training. Is the robot revolution arriving sooner — and with more devastating force — than you once believed?While much of the automation discussion has surrounded blue-collar careers in manufacturing and transportation, recent studies on the subject see a much wider range of jobs being affected. According to an algorithm developed in 2013 by researchers at Oxford University, 47 percent of U.S. jobs could be automated “in the next decade or two.” A more recent multinational study puts 210 million jobs in 32 countries at risk.But these numbers don’t show the full picture of the future of work. Now is not the time to panic; now is the time to take action to set your company up for the shifting landscape of work in a way that will protect your business and your most valuable employees.Examining the Fear of AutomationRelieving automation fears to some extent is the fact that not all studies agree on the potential for extreme disruption. One study shows that the actual number of jobs that could be fully automated is only around 5 percent. And while nearly all occupations could be affected by at least partial automation, this could actually benefit employees — provided they have adequate training to work with automation services.It may be that the biggest concern for workers is not that specific jobs may be automated tomorrow but that they lack the skill sets required for the jobs of today. In a recent McKinsey report, 40 percent of employers said their entry-level jobs were sitting unfilled due to a lack of requisite skills among applicants. Meanwhile, 60 percent of employers believed that recent graduates weren’t sufficiently prepared for the workforce. And while older employees may have more work experience under their belts, it’s likely their training in more technically complex skills is similarly inadequate.So, what does this mean for your own company and workers? To strengthen your team, you have to rethink not only your hiring practices but how you prepare your existing employees for automation disruption. Here are a few steps to get you started. Part of marrying human- and machine-based work is providing the means for your employees to learn new technical, interpersonal, and diagnostic skills. Addressing the skills gap requires new methods of employee training, and your employees know it: 54 percent of them believe ongoing training and skill development will be absolutely necessary throughout their careers as workplaces evolve. Tags:#robots Brad AndersonEditor In Chief at ReadWrite A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… AI: How it’s Impacting Surveillance Data Storage AI Will Empower Leaders, Not Replace Them Get out of the machines’ way. China and America want the AI Prize Title: Who … Look for adaptability, not qualifications, in candidates.
Free Audition Sign-In Sheet for Film and Video Productions
Help organize your auditions with this free audition sign-in sheet.Despite the internet having a crazy influence on the way in which movies are cast, there’s nothing quite like having an actor audition for a role in person. From personality traits to subtle non-verbal acting techniques, a face-to-face audition is a great way to get a realistic idea of your actor’s potential. In the audition process, there are many important forms to have nearby, including the following free audition sign-in sheet.What is an audition sign-in sheet?As the name implies, an audition sign-in sheet is a form used to help organize your auditions. Using the form can help you organize the audition process, allowing you to call people back for an audition in order of their arrival. Because the form has a phone number field, you can physically call your actors if they are waiting in a location other than the audition room.When is an audition sign-in sheet used?An audition sign-in sheet is typically used anytime there is a physical audition that will have more than five actors audition. The form serves three purposes: Let the casting people know that an actor is present, organize basic contact information, and organize the order of auditions based on the position on the list.When an actor arrives, you will typically have a casting liaison ask the actors to sign-in on the form. Actors will then be given a more detailed form to fill in with basic information about themselves like availability, measurements, special skills, etc. Actors will then be called into the audition room in the order in which they signed in.DOWNLOAD FREE AUDITION SIGN-IN SHEETInterested in learning more about the casting process? Check out a few of the following posts:5 Essential Tips For Casting Your Indie FilmFree Talent Release Form for Film and Video ProductionsThe Four Most Common Mistakes Made By Feature Length DirectorsHave any tips for casting? Share your experience with us in the comments below.
Records from 1979 World Cup
Records from 1979 World CupJoel Garner is the only bowler to take a five-wicket haul in a final. He achieved the mark against England in 1979.England, who were unbeaten throughout the tournament lost to West Indies in the finals by a massive margin of 92 runs.Eight batsmen were out for a duck in the 1979 World Cup final between West Indies and England.
You can buy these cars under Rs 10 lakh
The price bracket under Rs 10 lakh is the most lucrative segment in the Indian car industry as majority of the population opt for this price range. In return, the Indian car-makers tend to provide their most loaded vehicles for this segment. These includes hatchbacks, compact sedans and compact SUVs. We pick out 11 such cars that have a large section of buyers in India.Hyundai Elite i20 (Rs 5.36 lakh- Rs 9.07 lakh)A new Elite i20 has been introduced in the market by Hyundai, one with new features and an updated price tag. Changes made to the car are subtle and majorly on the inside. The biggest update is the blacked out roof that gives it a floating roof effect. This colour scheme is only available with two body colours; Passion Red and Polar White. Apart from that, the Elite i20 will now also be offered in a Marina Blue shade.Hyundai Elite i20The dual tone paint scheme is only available in the Asta trim. The interiors have been spruced up by making them all black, highlighted by orange accents. Equipment level has also been upgraded in the car and it now features a first in class 7.0-inch touchscreen AVN system that will only be available in the Asta trim.Hyundai Grand i10 (Rs 4.58 lakh- Rs 7.32 lakh) The new Hyundai Grand i10 was showcased at the Paris Motor Show in 2016 and has been highly anticipated ever since. The exterior projects Bold, Sporty and Dynamic Styling while the interiors echo generous flair of Comfort, Luxury and Hi-tech appeal. The new Grand i10 comes with many design refinements and projects Hyundai’s new design identity with the Cascade Design Front Grille and Aerodynamic Profile, characterized by signature Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design language which gives The New 2017 Grand i10, a curved natural flowing line.advertisementHyundai Grand i10Under the hood, the new Hyundai Grand i10 facelift will come with a 1.2L Kappa Dual VTVT petrol engine producing 81BHP of peak power and 113NM of peak torque, mated to a five-speed manual transmission, while the 1.2L U2 diesel engine will come with maximum power output of 73BHP and maximum torque of 190NM, mated to five-speed manual transmission.Hyundai Xcent (Rs 5.42 lakh- Rs 8.45 lakh) Hyundai India has updated its compact sedan offering Xcent by giving the car a facelift and bringing it more in line with its current range of products. The facelifted Xcent now follows Hyundai’s Fluidic 2.0 design philosophy which all current Hyundai cars follow. The head lamps have been sharpened up a little and the Xcent receives the Aston Martin-esque front grille that present on the new Elantra also. The tail-lamps have also been tweaked and now look a little more upscale than more. On the inside, the Xcent gets the same treatment as the facelifted Grand i10. It gets a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple Carplay, Android Auto and Mirror Link capabilities. The steering wheel has a new voice command button but it will only work if you have a compatible phone that’s connected via USB to the system. Neat little features like automatic climate control, cooled glove box and rear AC vent have been carried over from the previous generation car.Hyundai XcentThe new car will use 1.2-litre petrol and diesel motors that will put out 83PS and 75PS of power, respectively. Power will be sent to the front wheels via a five-speed manual transmission. The petrol variant will also be offered with an automatic transmission.Ford Aspire (Rs 5.39 lakh- Rs 5.39 lakh) The Figo Aspire will be available in three engine with two transmission options. The Ford Figo Aspire comes with a 1.2-litre Ti-VCT petrol engine with a displacement of 1,196 cc that churns out a total power of 88 PS and 112 Nm of torque, mated to a five-speed manual gearbox with a fuel efficiency of 18.16 km/l. The diesel engine of Ford Figo Aspire comes with a 1.5-litre TDCI Duratorq unit with a displacement of 1,498 cc with a total power output of 100 PS and 215 Nm of torque and fuel efficiency of 25.83 km/l.Ford AspireThe features in the new Ford Figo Aspire include six airbags along with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), Ford’s SYNC with AppLink entertainment system, Voice Commands, MyFord Dock, Ford MyKey, climate control, Electric Power Steering, 14-inch alloy wheels, Electronic stability control (ESP) and Hill Launch Assist for the automatic transmission variant.Ford Figo S (Rs 6.31 lakh- Rs 7.21 lakh) The Figo S gets two powertrains- a 1.2l TiVCT petrol engine, generating a peak power of 88 PS and fuel efficiency of 18.12 KM/l and 1.5l TDCi diesel engine that generates class-leading power of 100 PS and fuel efficiency of 24.29 KM/l. The engine comes paired to a five-speed manual transmission.advertisementFord Figo SThe Ford Figo Sports Edition boast of an aggressive, impressive look. Sharp, fresh exterior changes on the two models, include sporty grille, black inset on headlamp bezel and smart, dynamic graphics on the sides and rear. The sophisticated exterior theme across Sports Edition extends inside with sporty all-black interiors – from inner door handles to the centre console. The Ford Figo Sports Edition seats will don impressive red stitching. The steering is leather wrapped and uses contrasting coloured seams.Mahindra Thar (Rs 5.88 lakh- Rs 8.85 lakh) The new Thar comes with minor modifications to the exteriors. This comes in form of a new plastic cladding over the wheel arches. The bumpers are plastic as well. Mahindra has also added new clear lens headlamps and side steps as well. The canopy now features a more user-friendly design. The major change though comes on the inside. The Thar gets a brand new dash in beige tone which has slots for a 2 Din audio system. The centre console also gets built in air con vents with the controls positioned right below. The steering wheel is new as well. The instrument console is now a three pod affair with the speedo taking centre stage.Mahindra TharHowever it is not just cosmetics which have been worked upon in the Thar. Considering that most owners dwell off the road with their Thars, Mahindra has added a mechanical locking rear differential which allows ever better off road capabilities. Power continues to come from the 2.5-litre CRDe engine which offers 105bhp and 247Nm of torque.Maruti Suzuki Baleno (Rs 5.28 lakh- Rs 8.43 lakh) The Baleno was the second model to be offered through NEXA. The Baleno was exclusively manufactured in India by Maruti Suzuki and exported to over 100 countries including Japan. The car comes with HID Headlamps with LED Daylight Running Lamps & LED Rear Combination Lights. For safety, the new Maruti Suzuki Baleno comes with dual airbags, ABS, EBD & seatbelts with pretensioners and force limiters as standard fitment from the base variant onwards.Maruti Suzuki BalenoThe Baleno comes with a 1.2-litre petrol engine and a 1.3-litre diesel 190 engine. The 1.2-litre VVT petrol will churn out a maximum power output of 83bhp and maximum torque of 115Nm, mated to a five-speed manual transmission and a CVT gearbox, while the 1.3 DDiS 190 diesel engine will produce peak power of 74bhp and peak torque of 190Nm, mated to a five-speed manual transmission.Maruti Suzuki Ignis ( Rs 4.59 lakh- Rs 7.80 lakh) Maruti Suzuki launched the much awaited Ignis in India in January this year after being showcased at the Auto Expo as the3 Ignis Concept along with the Baleno RS. The Ignis took four years to develop and is manufactured at the Maruti Suzuki plant at Gurugram.Maruti Suzuki IgnisWhen noticed closely, you can see that the Ignis resembles a lot like Wagon R and a hint of the Celerio too. The three slats on the c-pillar, a throwback to the Giugiaro-designed Suzuki Fronte Coupe from the early seventies, are called Suzuki Progressive Triad mark. The Ignis comes with a 1.2-litre Dualjet petrol engine that produces maximum power output of 83hp and maximum torque of 113Nm, while the 1.3-litre Multijet diesel engine will churn out peak power at 75hp and peak torque at 190Nm. Both come mated to a five-speed manual gearbox as standard and AMT gearbox as optional. The features list for the Ignis includes projector headlamps with LED DRLs, 15-inch alloy wheels, Smartplay touchscreen infotainment with Apple CarPlay, automatic climate control, keyless go with push button start and 2 DIN audio system. The Ignis is the first car in the under Rs 10 lakh segment to get LED headlamps.advertisementTata Tiago (Rs 3.24 lakh- Rs 5.77 lakh)After the overwhelming success of Tiago in the passenger vehicle market, Tata Motors launched Tiago Easy-Shift AMT. The Tiago AMT is available in the XZA variant.Tata TiagoThe Tiago comes with a 1.2L, 3 cylinder, Revotron petrol engine that churns out 84 bhp of peak power output and 114Nm of torque, mated to AMT gearbox. The Tiago sports a fresh new design as evident in other cars from the Tata Motors portfolio. It gets a sleek front end with a blacked-out grille that has the Tata Motors badge sitting on it. The interiors of the car feel different than what we are used to expecting from Tata and the quality of plastics used feel upscale. The instrument panel is neatly laid out and Tata has able to give the cabin a premium feel.Tata Tigor (Rs 4.70 lakh- Rs 7.09 lakh) The new Tigor is Tata Motors’s third product based on the IMPACT design philosophy after Tata Tiago and Tata Hexa. The Tigor is also Tata’s 3rd compact sedan in India after Tata Indigo CS and Tata Zest. Tata Tigor flaunts a dual-coloured bumper with the Tata Signature Grille, which is accentuated with a striking chrome humanity line at the front, extending into the crystal-like, smoked projector headlamps to create the face of the car. The dynamic character lines integrate seamlessly with the signature split LED tail lamps and a stylishly integrated high mounted LED stop lamp, highlight the length of the car.Tata TigorThe all new Tata Tigor will be available in both petrol and diesel variants – Revotron 1.2L (petrol engine) and Revotorq 1.05L (diesel engine), with class-leading driving dynamics, for today’s young and fast generation. The Revotron 1.2L 3-cylinder petrol engine delivers an optimum power of 85ps and a maximum torque of 114Nm whereas the Revotorq 1.05L diesel engine delivers optimum power of 70ps and a maximum torque of 140Nm. Both engines are available with multi-drive modes – Eco and City. Equipped with multiple safety features, the Tigor has dual front airbags for maximum safety in case of a collision, an energy absorbing body structure, an advance Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and Corner Stability Control (CSC) for improved braking efficiency.Volkswagen Ameo (Rs 5.24 lakh- Rs 9.32 lakh)Ameo, which has been developed specifically for the Indian market, is the German auto major’s first ever sub 4-metre sedan. The exterior of the Ameo will have body coloured bumpers, with detailing in the chromes, alloy wheels and static cornering lights. While the interiors of the Ameo will consist cruise control, electrically adjusted and foldable ORVMs, leather wrapped multi-function steering wheel, power window and central locking.Volkswagen AmeoThe Ameo comes with two fuel options- a 1.2L, three-cylinder, MPI petrol engine and a 1.5L, four-cylinder TDi diesel engine. The 1.2L Turbocharged petrol engine will churn out peak power of 74 bhp @5400 rpm and peak torque of 110 Nm @3750 rpm, mated to five-speed manual gearbox, while the 1.5L diesel engine will produce maximum power output of 89 bhp @4200 rpm and maximum torque of 230 Nm @1500 rpm, mated to a five-speed manual gearbox and a seven-speed DSG gearbox.
Dinnage pulls out of Premier League chief executive role
LONDON — The English Premier League says its new chief executive has pulled out of the job before even taking up the position.The league issued a statement on Sunday saying broadcasting executive Susanna Dinnage has changed her mind about succeeding Richard Scudamore in running the world’s richest soccer competition, despite being hired for the job in November.The statement said: “Despite her commitment to the Premier League in early November, Susanna Dinnage has now advised the Nominations Committee that she will not be taking up the position of Chief Executive.”The short statement gave no reason for the abrupt turnaround but said the search committee “has reconvened its search and is talking to candidates. There will be no further comment until an appointment is made.”Dinnage was set to become the most powerful female executive in global sports after agreeing to leave her role as global president of Discovery’s Animal Planet brand early next year to succeed Scudamore.In November, she described the role as “the pinnacle of professional sport and the opportunity to lead such a dynamic and inspirational organization is a great privilege.”___More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/apf-Soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsThe Associated Press