Suzuki, the Japanese manufacturer to launch the latest Vitara at 2014 Paris Motor Show

first_imgSuzuki i-V-4 Concept Japanese auto manufacturer Suzuki has released the official image of the newVitara sports Utility Vehicle (SUV). This compact crossover SUV will be officiallyunveiled at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. Interestingly, Suzuki is reviving theVitara model name for its all-new five-door car, which will compete againstrivals such as Nissan Juke and Ford Ecosport.Much like the Grand Vitara, a four-wheel-drive option will be offered viathe AllGrip system in the new vehicle. According to Suzuki, the Vitara”will have a striking road presence with distinctive design.” Globally,customers will get the option of personalising the car with different colourand trim customisation options.  The Vitara production model is based on the Suzuki iV-4 concept, first seen atthe 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show. It is built on an all-new platform, which isexpected to underpin a number of future vehicles by the company.Power in the new Vitara is expected to come from the 1.6-litre petrol anddiesel powerplants from the SX4 S-Cross. A new generation S-Cross is expectedto come to India by 2015.last_img read more

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Taiwan’s president quits party leadership after major polls setback

first_imgTaipei, Nov 24 (AFP) Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen resigned as leader of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Saturday after it suffered major defeats in key mid-term polls, a significant blow to her prospects for re-election in 2020.The Beijing-friendly main opposition Kuomintang (KMT) made gains in the face of China’s increasing pressure on the island.Taiwan is still awaiting the result of a closely watched referendum on gay marriage, with activists fearing a win for conservative “pro-family” campaigners would turn back the clock on the island’s reputation as a trailblazer for marriage equality.Tsai and her Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) have faced a mounting backlash over domestic reforms including pension cuts, as well as concerns about deteriorating ties with China, which still sees self-ruling Taiwan as part of its territory to be reunified.Tsai told reporters that she would take “complete responsibility” for the defeat as chair of the party.”I resign as DPP chairperson. Our efforts weren’t enough and we let down all our supporters who fought with us. I want to express our most sincere apologies.” The KMT, which oversaw an unprecedented thaw with Beijing before Tsai took office in 2016, declared victory in 15 of 22 city and county seats, up from just six going into the election.The DPP, which went into the election with 13 seats, declared victory in only six and lost its traditional stronghold in Kaohsiung city for the first time in 20 years.The Taipei mayoral seat is still to be announced.Beijing has intensified pressure on Taiwan under Tsai, upping military drills, poaching diplomatic allies and successfully convincing international businesses to list Taiwan as part of China on their websites.advertisementThe DPP is traditionally pro-independence and Tsai has refused to acknowledge Beijing’s stance that Taiwan is part of “one China”, unlike her KMT predecessor Ma Ying-jeou.Ahead of the vote, Tsai and DPP officials repeatedly said they believed China has meddled in the lead-up to the elections through a “fake news” campaign, which Beijing has denied.The KMT which lost the leadership and its majority in parliament two years ago as the public feared it had moved too close to Beijing framed the election as a vote of no confidence in Tsai, with promises to boost the economy and promote peaceful relations with China.Votes in 10 referendums which were also on the ballot paper were still being counted late Saturday and include pro- and anti-gay marriage proposals.A landmark court decision legalising gay marriage is still to be implemented and LGBT groups are concerned a referendum win for conservative campaigners could limit their newly won rights.”Pro-family” groups have put forward a referendum calling for marriage to be legally defined as between a man and a woman and for same-sex unions to be governed by a separate law.College student Kwan Chin-shun, 18, voting in Taipei, said she supported equal marriage rights.”There’s nothing wrong with loving someone of the same sex,” she told AFP.Others said they sided with “pro-family” groups.”The purpose of getting married is to have children and Taiwan’s birthrate is already one of the world’s lowest. Gay people can have relationships like heterosexual couples, but they don’t have to get married,” said a female voter who gave her name as Bai.The complex ballots also included a referendum on a bid to change the name under which Taiwan competes at international sports events that has already angered China.The referendums come as an extra headache for Tsai and the DPP.Tsai had framed the local elections as a way to “tell the world” that Taiwan would not bow to Beijing.Social media posts said to be “fake news” have included photos of discarded bananas and pineapples which were framed as proof the government did not care about farmers, as well as posts which suggested Taiwan had failed to get its citizens out of Japan after a typhoon — a senior Taiwan official in Osaka committed suicide after the reports.Taiwan’s Investigation Bureau also said it is probing Chinese influence on the elections through campaign funding of candidates. (AFP) ABHABHlast_img read more

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It was a victory of passion, heart and absolute desire: Liverpool coach Juergen Klopp

first_imgThere has been so much to admire in the football produced by Premier League title chasers Liverpool and Manchester City this season with the top two providing the connoisseurs of technique, tactics, and finesse with a true feast.But the final stages of the campaign have also delivered for those who appreciate the games more earthy qualities – the traditional winning character traits of guts and effort.Manchester City had to show all their mettle and steel to earn a 1-0 win at Burnley last week and on Saturday Liverpool showed they have the spirit to face down adversity and find a way to win.Substitute Divock Origi’s 86th minute header – after Liverpool had twice seen their lead rubbed out by a determined Newcastle United – ensured the three points that put the pressure right back on Manchester City.Juergen Klopp’s side have 94 points and City, who face Leicester City on Monday, are two points behind. Never before have two teams passed 90 points in a Premier League season.On the final Sunday – May 12 – Liverpool are at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers and City take on Brighton on the south coast.”Today was a battle of will but it was a victory of passion, heart and absolute desire – absolutely brilliant,” said Klopp.”We could talk about football tonight, we could talk purely about showing real heart, showing real passion and showing real desire.”It was all the more impressive given that on Wednesday Liverpool had expending so much energy at the Nou Camp only to end up with a bitter 3-0 defeat.advertisementThere was no sign of any hangover from that experience however.”It was just brilliant,” said Klopp.”Newcastle showed it as well, unbelievable – they gave us a proper game. I think in our situation with all the circumstances around, some people probably expected us to show a bit of nerves and the boys didn’t. It was just a difficult game for difficult reasons,” said Klopp.Having been pushed all the way by former manager Rafa Benitez’s side, Liverpool must now hope that another of their ex-bosses, Brendan Rodgers, can inspire his Leicester side to an upset against City at the Etihad on Monday.But Klopp says he is a resigned to whatever fate will throw his team’s way.”I accepted long ago that we do everything, absolutely everything, the boys throw whatever they have on the pitch, so that means whether we are champion or not, it is destiny,” he said.”We do everything and we cannot do more – can you get more than 94 points? Can you get more in all the other stuff? Not really. Wow, what a race,” Klopp signed off.last_img read more

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India vs Pakistan: Pakistan, Sarfaraz Ahmed trolled after heavy defeat to India

first_imgA rampaging India put on an all-round performance to defeat arch-rivals Pakistan by 89 runs (DLS) in the 22nd match of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 at The Old Trafford on Sunday.Rohit Sharma led the way for India with a brilliant 140 off 113 balls, winning the Man of the Match award, while Kuldeep Yadav helped get rid of Babar Azam and Fakhar Zaman in a destructive spell to trigger a collapse for the Pakistan team.Hardik Pandya returned for his second spell to remove Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik off successive balls to leave Pakistan’s chase in tatters.Earlier, after being put to bat first, India rode on Rohit Sharma’s 140 and Virat Kohli’s 77 to post a mammoth 336/5 off 50 overs against Pakistan in their 4th match of the 2019 Cricket World Cup.The threat of rain loomed large all day but there were only 2 major interruptions – one towards the end of the Indian innings and the other when Pakistan were on the verge of a huge defeat.This was India’s seventh straight win over arch-rivals Pakistan in World Cups. It was a clinical performance. India will face Afghanistan next on June 22, in a bid to continue its winning run in the World Cup 2019.Twitter erupted after India’s dominating win over Sarfaraz’s men, with many on the either side of border mocking Pakistan’s poor performance. Sarfaraz Ahmed yawn during India’s innings was spotted by Internet and he was mocked for his lack of intensity after his sides’ dismal performance with the ball.advertisementHere are some of the eye-catching Twitter reactionsPakistani captain #SarfarazAhmed summing up the #IndiaVsPakistan match in a beautiful gesture. pic.twitter.com/6tTBo6PmlXArun Bothra (@arunbothra) June 16, 2019Sarfaraz Dhoka dega….Bola tha Anushka ke guru ne P.K mein…Sunna hi nahi #Pakistan ne ! #INDvPAK #IndiaVsPakistan #CWC19 #WorldCup2019 #ICCCricketWorldCup2019 #TeamIndia #CricketKaCrown(@Geetikatuli) June 16, 2019Faf du Plessis : We lost against IndiaAaron Finch : We also lost against IndiaSarfaraz Ahmed : pic.twitter.com/NyqEKccueqSagar (@sagarcasm) June 16, 2019#IndiaVsPakistan #INDvPAKNow I know why sarfaraz choose to bat pic.twitter.com/iHSSJNl9aKDon Pablo (@pagalchoro) June 16, 2019*Contribution Of runs*Babar & Fakhar VS the rest of the team??#IndiaVsPakistan #PAKvIND pic.twitter.com/DCYP2vWN0VTweet Walay Baba® (@BabaGKehtyHen) June 16, 2019My heartfelt wishes are with all those TVs who are going to be smashed momentarily.#IndiaVsPakistan #INDvPAK #CWC19Taufeeq (@ahmedtaufeeq) June 16, 2019*Virat Kohli snaps fingers*RIP TV sets there#INDvPAK #CWC19 #FathersDay pic.twitter.com/kkAtvxyD5jkovvali teja (@KovvaliTeja) June 16, 2019Good night guys.. wake me up with a fantastic tea cup and tell me the who is the winner of #IndvPak #IndiaVsPakistan #INDvPAK #indiavspak match pic.twitter.com/dheAJ2d3lTVenkat (@Venkat_speakss) June 16, 2019Chalo , Chalo… Baarish ruk gayi… Game shuru karte hai !!Pak Players:#INDvPAK #PakVSInd #PakvInd #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/6QIGh8TuWpMeme-Dev (@AsPratham05) June 16, 2019Some meltdowns from across the border ?????? #INDvsPAK #INDvPAK #IndiaVsPakistan pic.twitter.com/q3i0z91kmjSir Jadeja fan (@SirJadeja) June 16, 2019Also Read | India vs Pakistan: Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, bowlers make it 7-0 for India vs Pakistan in World CupsAlso Read | India vs Pakistan: Fans react after MS Dhoni makes rare mistakeAlso Read | India vs Pakistan: Vijay Shankar joins elite list with wicket off first ball in World CupsAlso See:last_img read more

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Roger Federer to face David Goffin in his 13th Halle Open final

first_imgRoger Federer will play David Goffin in the final as he bids for a record-extending 10th Halle Open title on Sunday.Federer defeated the 43rd-ranked Pierre-Hugues Herbert of France 6-3, 6-3 and Goffin brought an end to Matteo Berrettini’s eight-match winning streak with a 7-6 (4), 6-3 win in the semifinals on Saturday.Federer had one of his easier matches on his way to his 13th final in Halle, converting three of eight break opportunities without facing any himself.Goffin had lost six consecutive tour-level semifinals before he saved all three break points he faced to beat Berrettini who won the Stuttgart Open last Sunday in 1 hour, 37 minutes. Berrettini had won 83 of his previous 84 service games before their semifinal.Goffin has won only one of his eight previous meetings with Federer, who lost last year’s final at the grass-court tournament to Borna Coric.Federer already has the best grass-court record in the Open era with 18 titles, and the 37-year-old can set a personal record with his 10th at a single event in Halle.Also Read | Fortunate to be playing tennis again: Andy Murray after winning return in doubles at Queen’s ClubAlso Read | Angelique Kerber downs Maria Sharapova at Mallorca OpenAlso Seelast_img read more

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10 months ago​Man Utd legend Keane: Players threw Mourinho under the bus

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Man Utd legend Keane: Players threw Mourinho under the busby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveRoy Keane suggests that Manchester United’s players are to blame for the sacking of manager Jose Mourinho.Keane has lashed out at the group of players at United, suggesting they “got away with murder” with their performances.United are 6th in the table, 11 points off the top four. A 3-1 defeat to Liverpool led to the manager losing his job.”You would fall out with these players,” Keane told BBC Radio 5 live.”Players who turn up overweight, do not train properly and are not producing… for some to down tools, shame on some of those players.”I am not Jose’s biggest fan, but I can’t tolerate footballers who hide behind agents, their pals in the media – it is a bit of a joke.” last_img read more

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World Cup 2019: Ravindra Jadeja hopes for better wickets in tournament proper

first_imgWorld Cup 2019: Ravindra Jadeja hopes for better wickets in tournament properRavindra Jadeja scored a brave half-century to ensure a 175-plus score for Team India in the World Cup warm-up match against New Zealand.advertisement Press Trust of India LondonMay 26, 2019UPDATED: May 26, 2019 13:08 IST Ravindra Jadeja acknowledges the applause from the crowd after scoring fifty runs against New Zealand. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndia lost the first warm-up match against New Zealand by 6 wicketsJadeja scored a half century to take India to a fighting totalIndia will kick off it’s World Cup campaign against South Africa on June 5All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja is hoping to get better pitches in the World Cup than the one at Kennigton Oval where India’s batsmen were blown away by New Zealand in their first warm-up game.With a brisk half-century, Jadeja was the only batsman to stand out in a dismal performance.But the senior player assured there was nothing to worry about.”It was typical English conditions, wicket was soft initially but it got better as the game progressed. We are hoping that we don’t get this much amount of grass and get a better wicket to bat in the World Cup,” Jadeja said at the post-match press conference.Opting to bat, India were all out for 179 in conditions slightly favourable to bowlers, and New Zealand chased down the target with plenty to spare.”This is our first game, it is just one game and we can’t judge players on one bad innings, one bad match. So nothing to worry as a batting unit,” Jadeja said.”It is always difficult in England, you are coming from India, where you play on flat wickets, we still have time to work on it. There is nothing to worry, we just have to keep playing good cricket.”As a batting unit we will work harder on our batting skills, everyone has a lot of experience, so nothing to worry.”Jadeja said the aim was to utilise the opportunity of batting out the remaining overs after he walked in to bat in the 20th over.”I was telling myself that my shot selection should not be faulty. There was no rush,” he said. “There were many over left. So I was taking my time.advertisement”I knew that if I could play out the initial overs then it would become easy gradually. I kept my shot selection very limited in that initial phase. That proved beneficial. I played out the good overs they bowled me early on and then it became easy.”Asked about India’s decision to bat first in seaming conditions, Jadeja said: “We knew there will be seaming conditions, so we decided to bat to face tough conditions because if we bat in such conditions it will be easy for batsmen in actual matches. We took it as a challenge. We will do well, we have no doubt.”Jadeja said he will look to play his natural game and not put himself under pressure during the showpiece event.”Everywhere I play, I will continue doing what I do. I will not put pressure on myself thinking about the world cup, will try to keep it simple,” he said.Jadeja blasted 54 off 50 balls, and the knock was studded with six fours and two sixes.Talking about his innings, Jadeja said: “I had a lot of time, there were lot of overs. So I was talking to myself to not get the shot selection wrong. There was no rush. I knew if I can clear the initial overs, it will be helpful for me and that is what happened,” he said.”I was working on my batting during IPL. Whenever I get a chance, I go to the nets and work on basic technique and basic shot selection.Also Read | Warm-up win over India means little for World Cup, says Ross TaylorAlso Read | Doesn’t bother me: Steve Smith on ‘cheat’ chants in World Cup warm-up vs EnglandAlso Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow Ravindra JadejaFollow New Zealandlast_img read more

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Farstad Writes Off USD 127 Mln in Vessel Impairments

first_imgzoom Norway’s offshore service vessel provider Farstad Shipping has decided to undertake impairments totaling NOK 1.09 billion (USD 127 million) of vessels and other fixed assets in the financial statements for 4Q 2015. Total impairments of fixed assets for the fiscal year 2015 is NOK 1.27 bill, the company said.The announcement comes as the company battles with tough market conditions and prevailing market uncertainty.Farstad Shipping’s fleet currently consists of 59 vessels (30 AHTSs, 23 PSVs and 6 Subsea vesssels) and one Subsea vessel under construction.Farstad said that it will publish quarterly accounts for the 4th quarter 2015 and the preliminary annual accounts for 2015 on 29 February.last_img

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Coroner says operational issues at Ornge contributed to 8 deaths

The service’s CEO, Dr Andrew McCallum, responded to the coroner’s report Monday afternoon. The news conference and can be viewed below.00:00:00 | 00:00:00::Projekktor V1.3.09 (Video updated)Ontario’s Chief Coroner says operational issues at the province’s air ambulance service contributed to the deaths of as many as eight patients.40 cases were reviewed by a panel of experts. They found that operational issues at Ornge definitely had an impact in two cases.The review was launched last August, after the release of cabinet documents that showed the government investigated 26 deaths. Ornge has been under intense scrutiny since last year, when financial irregularities were uncovered.Al Sweeney reports.00:00:00 | 00:00:00::Projekktor V1.3.09

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