Volkswagen to introduce new car for new season

first_imgNew Delhi, Apr 19 (PTI) Volkswagen Motorsport is set to introduce a new race car, developed at its Pune plant, at the upcoming Ameo Cup, commencing in June. The all-new race machine boasts of major upgrades as compared to its predecessor, starting from the body shell itself all the way to the drivetrain, chassis and electronics. The Ameo Cup race car shares its body with the road version of the Ameo while it borrows the engine from the GTI ? a symbol of performance from the Volkswagen stable. It comes with a Turbocharged inline 4-cylinder engine that displaces 1798 cc and produces 205 PS @ 6100 rpm (power) and 320 Nm @ 3200-4600 rpm (torque). This engine is mated to a 6-speed sequential gearbox with steering-mounted paddle shifters,” according to a press release. “With the Ameo Cup we have embarked upon yet another year of exciting races and this season is especially noteworthy as the motorsport team has developed the race car from ground up at the Volkswagen Pune Plant. With this, we continue our commitment to the sport and make our intentions clear ? to offer the best racing technology in India,” said Andreas Lauermann, President and MD Volkswagen India Private Limited. The series will have its first race at Kari Motor Speedway in Coimbatore in June and will be followed by a couple of rounds at Madras Motor Race Track (MMRT) in Chennai and conclude at Buddh International Circuit (BIC) in Greater Noida. PTI AT ATlast_img read more

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10 months agoLiverpool and Gent leave loan decision to Taiwo Awoniyi

first_imgLiverpool and Gent leave loan decision to Taiwo Awoniyiby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool striker Taiwo Awoniyi has been told he can leave AA Gent this month.The Nigerian has struggled for form during his loan and both clubs, reports HLN, are agreed they can cut short the deal.The final choice will be left to the player – and Awoniyi is leaning towards staying with Gent.Impressive with Moeskroen last season, the youngster has failed to repeat the form with Gent.Awoniyi’s management has fielded enquiries from Turkey in recent days. TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Pamela Anderson to Gordon Ramsay Drop the Foie Gras at Flagship Restaurant

first_imgIn the lead-up to World Vegan Month (November), PETA Honorary Director Pamela Anderson is calling on TV chef Gordon Ramsay to remove foie gras from the menu of his flagship establishment in London, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, and replace it with faux gras for the month.“[F]oie gras is nothing more than a diseased liver produced in a real-life Hell’s Kitchen,” writes Anderson in her letter to Ramsay. “Given your exceptional talent, I have no doubt that you can create dishes to impress that don’t involve this cruelty.”To produce foie gras, ducks and geese are force-fed several times a day until their livers become diseased and swell to up to 10 times their normal size. PETA U.K. — whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat or abuse in any other way” — has released exposés of foie gras farms that revealed that birds used for the cruelly obtained food were sick, dying, and dead and that some had holes in their necks from being impaled by the feeding pipes. Foie gras production is so inhumane that it’s illegal in the U.K. and more than a dozen other countries.last_img read more

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Massive movie memorabilia auction earns more than 6M

first_imgLOS ANGELES, Calif. – An auction of more than 2,000 pieces of film memorabilia including props from “Star Wars” and “Terminator” films has earned more than $6 million.Profiles in History says Friday that a Harley-Davidson ridden by Arnold Schwarzenegger in “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” sold for more $480,000, while a Death Star prop used in “Return of the Jedi” sold for $240,000.Other items that sold in the “Icons & Legends of Hollywood” auction include a practice chariot used during filming of “Ben Hur,” a rifle used by Jane Fonda in “Barbarella”The chariot sold for $144,000, while a chest used to house Obi-Wan Kenobi’s lightsaber in the original “Star Wars” sold for $132,000.A spacesuit worn by Sigourney Weaver in “Alien” fetched $192,000, while the bus used in “Speed” sold for $96,000.___This story has been corrected to show the “Ben Hur” chariot sold for $144,000, not $140,000 and that a lightsaber chest, not the lightsaber.last_img read more

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Skills Canada Regional Results

first_imgPublic Speaking (Sec)Gold – Arya (Xinkai) Xu. – NPSSSilver – Erica Thomas Schulenburg – NPSSRobotics (Sec)Gold – Carl Berresheim & Jacob Van Volkenberg – NPSSBronze – Mathew Klassen, Daniel Bergen & Amos Janzen – PrespatouWelding (Sec)Gold – Mason MacDonald- NPSSWork Place SafetyGold – Tyler Kitt – NPSSSilver – Jacob McInnis – NPSSBronze – Harvansh Singh – NPSS To learn more about Skills Canada; CLICK HERE DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – School District #60 students participated in the Skills Canada Regional Competition.Skills Canada started in 1994 as a Canadian non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of careers in technology and skilled trades. One of their major initiatives is the annual Skills Canada National Competition for students.February 22nd, 2019 School District #60 students had the opportunity to showcase their talents. Skills BC offers youth in K–12 and Post-Secondary environments to explore trade and technology careers and meet prospective employers.The Provincial competition is April 17th, 2019 in Abbotsford and the Peace Region will be represented by the students that received gold medals.The following students will be heading to the Provincials; Graphic Design (Sec)Gold – Shara Cote – NPSSHairdressing (Sec)Gold – Amanda Beuckurt – NPSSSilver – Paulina Prouse – NPSSBronze – Carissa Coy – NPSSJob Interview (Sec)Bronze – Kaitlyn Campbell- NPSSJr. Skills – Spaghetti Bridge  Gold – Hailey Loewen/Heather Sieman/Aubery Wall/Tyson Froese –PrespatouJr. Skills – Sumo Robot  Gold – Nathan Janzen – PrespatouSilver – Braden Fehr- PrespatouBronze – Melvin Dyck- PrespatouJr. Skills – Wind TurbineGold – Nicholos MacMillant & Brody Daniele (Dr. Kearney 2.14 Volt)Silver – Nathan Giesbrecht, Zach Swift & Charlie Gladne (Dr. Kearney 1.95 Volt)Bronze – Kinden Loch & Brady Michey (Bert Ambrose – 1.87 Volt) Carpentry (PS)Gold – Tommy Bullert – NPSSElectrical Wiring (Sec)Gold – James Velkjar – NPSSlast_img read more

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Peace Country Pickleball Skills Development Clinic

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Brook Siver, IPTPA Level 2 Certified Instructor and Elya Postma, IPTPA Level 1 Certified Instructor will lead an interactive Pickleball clinic to develop skills.Beginner Clinic – Monday, July 22, 2019(limited to 16 participants)5:30 pm-7:30pmIntermediate Clinic – Monday, July 22, 2019(limited to 16 participants)7:30 pm-9:30 pm $30.00 per person, paddles and balls will be availableTo register contact; [email protected] or 250-262-5801To view the FB Event; CLICK HERElast_img read more

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TRS banks on good show by regional parties in LS polls

first_imgHyderabad: The Telangana Rashtra Samithi on Monday said most of the regional parties are confident of turning in a good performance in the Lok Sabha elections, giving a boost to its chief K Chandrasekhar Rao’s idea of forging a non-Congress, non-BJP federal front post-poll.TRS spokesperson Abid Rasool Khan said most of the regional parties were confident of getting lot of seats, and claimed they were open to the idea of such a front proposed by the Telangana Chief Minister. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity!”As soon as the (Lok Sabha election) results are out, there would be parleys and formation of a (federal) front. If it has the majority, it will form the government,” Khan told PTI. If this proposed front falls short of numbers, it will decide what role it should play and “how it will have control over the government so that the states don’t suffer and policies of the states are not affected,” he said. TRS is counting on parties such as the SP, BSP, BJD and YSRCP to be on board the proposed federal front, party leaders have said earlier. Also Read – Encounter under way in Pulwama, militant killedKhan said his party was ready to support the YSRCP in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh, where Assembly and Lok Sabha elections would be held simultaneously on April 11, so long as it has no truck with the BJP or Congress. In what way the TRS, the ruling party in Telangana, would back YSRCP in Andhra Pradesh is a matter of “political strategisation” between the leadership of the two outfits, he added. Khan said the AIMIM President and Hyderabad MP, Asaduddin Owaisi would campaign for TRS candidates in “all the districts, wherever we require his support, wherever there is sizeable population of minorities and Dalits, and we will extend our support to him in Hyderabad.” TRS deputy floor leader in the Lok Sabha and Karimnagar MP, B Vinod Kumar, claimed Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, who is also the TDP chief, was facing “lot of anti-incumbency” and it might help the YSRCP. Kumar said Chandrasekhar Rao would kick off the party’s campaign in Telangana with a public meeting in Karimnagar in March third week. The TRS, which won 11 of the total 17 seats in the previous Lok Sabha elections in 2014, was already in campaign mode with the party last week initiating Parliamentary constituency-wise meetings chaired by its working president K T Rama Rao. The TRS has said it aims to win 16 seats in the April 11 Lok Sabha polls in Telangana, leaving the Hyderabad segment to Owaisi who would be backed by the party.last_img read more

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Mens basketball Ohio State hits century mark in win over Marshall 11170

Ohio State junior forward Jae’Sean Tate slams home a dunk against Navy on Nov. 11 in Annapolis, Maryland. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorFollowing Wednesday’s win over Jackson State, Ohio State men’s basketball coach Thad Matta said that he was pleased with where his defense was at, but admitted that the offense needed some touching up. On Friday, OSU put together one of its best overall games in more than a season.The Buckeyes defeated the Marshall Thundering Herd, 111-70, on Friday at the Schottenstein Center in the final game of the Global Sports Invitational. The Scarlet and Gray scored 60 points in the first half and topped 100 points for the first time since Dec. 27, 2014 against Wright State.Senior forward Marc Loving and junior forward Jae’Sean Tate led OSU in scoring with 20 points each.“This has been a good week for this team,” Matta said. “I think we’ve grown and gotten better on both sides of the basketball. Are we there yet, no … but from the standpoint of what we’ve done percentage wise defensively is a good thing for us.”Marshall entered Friday night’s game averaging 83.8 points per game. The Buckeyes were averaging 56.6 points allowed per game. Something would have to give, and that something favored the Buckeyes.Marshall’s 70 points was its lowest total yet this season.OSU had the Thundering Herd on its heels from the beginning. Through the first eight minutes, the Buckeyes scored 27 points and already had a 13-point lead. The hot shooting continued as redshirt junior guard Kam Williams got several looks from 3 and the Scarlet and Gray owned the glass, creating several transition opportunities.The Buckeyes used a first-half 13-0 run that ended in a 22-5 run to pad its lead to 23 before halftime. Redshirt junior center Trevor Thompson led the team with 15 points at the half. OSU had 30 rebounds in the first half compared to its game average of 38. Williams was 3 of 5 from beyond the arc at half with 11 points.In the second half, it was more of the same from the Buckeyes. OSU racked up 27 offensive rebounds and freshman center Micah Potter started to make his presence more known. Potter ended the game with 12 points and 12 rebounds in his first career double-double.“Last game we gave up too many offensive rebounds so the emphasis of just, in practice, doing a lot of box-out drills, doing a lot of rebounding drills,” Thompson said. “That’s the biggest thing that we wanted to do was crash the boards and keep them off the glass and stuff like that.”Sophomore point guard JaQuan Lyle shook off a rough first half and scored 12 points in the second. He ended the night with six assists.Loving became the 53rd player in OSU history to surpass 1,000 career points. He also had 14 rebounds.Loving has had two consecutive games where he has shot above 50 percent from the field. As the only senior on the team, this is the type of production Matta and Loving, himself, is looking for.“Marc has kind of kicked it in a little bit and hopefully he can continue to not just make shots but … he’s playing better defense too and that’s a good thing for us,” Matta said.Next on the schedule, the Buckeyes have their toughest test yet, on the road at No. 7 Virginia. OSU lost by six last year in Columbus to the Cavaliers. Loving led that game with 19 points.Loving said that for the team to have its best game for its biggest game of the year thus far is certainly a boost of morale, but it doesn’t mean much when the teams square off on Wednesday at 9 p.m.I think I saw their score and Virginia was winning their game by a large margin as well, so both teams will be confident coming into this game,” he said. “We’ll just see who’s better that night.” read more

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Zidane taking nothing for granted

first_imgReal Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane is adamant that their approach against Juventus will not change, despite their comfortable 3-0 advantageLast season’s Champions League winners defeated the Serie A leaders 3-0 at Turin for the first leg of their quarter-final clash and should they managed to score one goal in the return leg on Wednesday, then Juventus will have to score at least five goals to stand any chance of progressing.But Zidane is refusing to relax and has vowed that there will no changes in their approach with Real currently chasing an unprecedented third consecutive Champions League title.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“Our approach will not change for tomorrow’s match despite the result in Turin, we need to play another great match. We are playing well right now and we have to keep this up and continue our scoring steak, but also conceding less.” said the 45 year-old, according to the Juventus website.“We have only one final coming up, tomorrow’s match. We have to get through it before thinking about any other games.”Should Real defeat Juventus on Wednesday at the Santiago Bernabeu, then they will have reached their eighth successive semi-final in Europe’s premier club competition.last_img read more

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Wolves knock Liverpool out of the FA Cup

first_imgLiverpool are out of the Emirates FA Cup thanks to a 2-1 defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux on Monday night.Jurgen Klopp handed debuts to Rafael Camacho and Curtis Jones while 16-year-old Ki-Jana Hoever came on for the injured Dejan Lovren after just five minutes.Raul Jimenez opened the scoring for Wolves in the 38th minute after a sloppy mistake by James Milner.37′ | #WOL 1-0 #LIVJota wins the ball in midfield and quickly releases Jimenez down the right, the striker bursts into the @LFC box before finishing neatly into the far corner to put Wolves in front.#WOLLIV— Wolves (@Wolves) January 7, 2019With Liverpool’s only shot on target in the game, Divock Origi pulled level six minutes into the second half.51′ | #WOL 1-1 #LIVGoal @LFC. Divock Origi turns on the edge of the Wolves box before firing the visitors level with an accurate effort from 20-yards.#WOLLIV— Wolves (@Wolves) January 7, 2019Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.However, Nuno’s side was very much in control of the game and went ahead again five minutes thanks to a spectacular 30-yard strike by Ruben Neves.56′ | #WOL 2-1 #LIVNeves is picked out in space 25-yards from the @LFC goal, he takes a touch before firing a wonderful effort beyond Simon Mignolet. Wolves back in front!#WOLLIV— Wolves (@Wolves) January 7, 2019Liverpool now record successive 2-1 defeats after their Premier League loss at Manchester City on Thursday and were also knocked out of the League cup by a 2-1 home defeat to Chelsea last year.In an FA Cup fourth-round draw after the match, Wolves will play against either Shrewsbury or Stoke.last_img read more

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