Past the finishing post

first_imgPast the finishing postTrack: Good Weather: FineRace 1 1820 M (Purse $560,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE IV(NW3)1. KIRI OWhite 51.0 6/1*2. BALLON D’OR SEllis 55.0 Neck3. MIND SET OWalker 56.0 1/2L4. COMMANDING AVIATOR AChatrie 52.5 3LWIN: $370.00PLACE: $104.00, $58.00, $59.00Final Time : 1:58.3 Splits : 27.0, 52.1, 1:16.4, 1:43.1Winner : 4yo b filly – BIRDSTONE – BOOTLESSTrainer : HARRY PARSARD Owner : CURRAGH JAMAICA AGENCYBred by IAN PARSARDQu: $467.00 Ex: $1,312.00Trifecta: $731.00Race 2 1200 M (Purse $500,000) NB4-Y-O & UP MAIDEN CONDITION RACE1. LAZZA HPottinger4 53.02. OPTIMUS JInnis4 51.0 5-1/2L3. SLEW DI CLOCK LSteadman3 54.0 2-1/4L4. RED EAGLE RLunan 56.0 1-1/4LWIN: $283.00PLACE: $107.00, $160.00, $90.00Final Time : 1:15.2 Splits : 23.3, 48.4, ,Winner : 4yo b colt – DAYTON FLYER – MISS POLLYTrainer : LORENZO ROBINSON Owner : LORENZO ROBINSONBred by LORENZO B. ROBINSONQu: $1,953.00 Ex: $5,294.00D/E: $2,687.00Superfecta: $13,382.00Race 3 1600 M (Purse $768,000) IMP3YO&UP(NW3&MDN)&NB4YO(NW3O/T)&NB3YO-REST.STAKES1. ORIGINAL TRAIN WHenry 53.02. SILVER CLOUD JErwin 53.5 6L3. BLUE DIXIE DaneNelson 55.0 3/4L4. DREAMCOMETRUE SMuir 53.0 2 1/4LWIN: $137.00Final Time: 1:39.1 Splits : 23.4, 46.1, 1:11.4Winner : 4yo b colt – IMAGE MAKER – REGINA ROYALETrainer: HARRY PARSARD Owner: HARRY PARSARDBred by ARGYLL FARMS LTD.Qu: $196.00 Ex: $263.00D/E: $564.00Trifecta: $383.00Rolling Triple: $4,592.00Race 4 1200 M (Purse $590,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($450,0-$400,0)/NB5YO-NW41. UNBREAKABLE AChatrie 56.02. DOC HOLIDAY DaneNelson 53.0 1-1/4L3. AGAKHAN RLunan 54.0 5/1 Neck4. TOUCH DE ROAD RoshJohnson4 52.0 1-1/4LWIN: $279.00PLACE: $137.00, $107.00, $93.00Final Time : 1:15.0 Splits : 23.2, 47.4Winner: 5yo ch colt – TRADITIONAL – ONEMOREFASHIONTrainer: DONOVAN PLUMMER Owner: GERAINT PARCHMENTBred by HAM STABLES LTD.Qu: $530.00 Ex: $1,263.00D/E: $1,649.00Superfecta: $5,681.00Rolling Triple: $7,332.00Race 5 1000 M (S) (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT (DIV.I)1. BULLET RAJ JErwin 54.0*2. BIG DATA AChatrie 54.0 5L3. MISTER BONES RWilson 54.0 1-1/4L4. ZEPHYR KPowell 52.0 1-3/4L5. DYSFUNCTIONAL OWalker 56.0 1-1/2LLate scratch : #12 GALAHANNWIN: $204.00PLACE: $68.00, $56.00, $56.00Final Time : 0:57.3 Splits : 22.3, 44.3Winner : 3yo colt – BLUE PEPSI LODGE – DANCING GOLDTrainer : ROBERT PEARSON Owner: W. B. RACINGBred by WILBERT BAGWANDEENQu: $340.00 Ex: $518.00D/E: $4,668.00Trifecta: $349.00Hi-5: $4,257.00Rolling Triple: $7,985.00LONG SHOT TROPHYRace 6 1300 M (Purse $500,000) 5YO&UP CLM($180,0)-START FOR $180,0 SINCE OCT.20&NB5YO&UP(MDN) (DIV.I)1. SPORTING CLAY DaneNelson 54.02. MONEYNEVERSLEEP BebHarvey3 52.5 3L3. WAR CHIP WHenry 54.0 13/1 1/2L4. SERIOUS BUSINESS SMuir 55.0 2-1/2L5. POCKET MONEY AndrePowell4 50.5 1-1/4L*6. PRINCE OSHAUN RWilson 54.0 *8/5 1/2LLate scratch : #7 AWESOME MARQUE, #13ALDEBARANWIN: $141.00PLACE: $88.00, $220.00, $158.00Final Time : 1:23.3 Splits : 24.2, 49.1, 1:15.4,Winner: 5yo b gelding – URBAN KING – DANCIN ROSETrainer: STEVEN TODD Owner : STEVEN M TODDBred by ARGYLL FARMS LTD.Qu: $1,759.00 Ex: $3,050.00D/E: $1,101.00Trifecta: $11,197.00Hit-6: $39,039.00Rolling Triple: $15,133.00Super-6: $479,006.10Race 7 1000 M (S) (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT (DIV.II)*1. NOLAN HILL AChatrie 54.02. HELLO LADY SEllis 54.0 5L3. BOLD SYMPHONY OEdwards3 51.0 3L4. SWEET DESTINY ABudhu 56.0 2-1/2LLate scratch : #5 MASTER ADAM, #9 PHOTOGENICWIN: $86.00PLACE: $57.00, $155.00, $104.00Final Time : 0:57.2 Splits : 22.2, 44.3Winner : 3yo b colt – DEPUTY GLITTERS -NO MONEY NO HONEYTrainer : GARY SUBRATIE Owner : TRUE FRIENDSBred by EDISON CHAIQu: $807.00 Ex: $1,194.00D/E: $229.00Superfecta: $9,112.00Rolling Triple: $2,212.0Race 8 1400 M (Purse $530,000) NB5-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V(NW2)*1. SURE MAN DaneNelson 56.02. GIRSHOM LSteadman3 53.0 8L3. SEAL THE DEAL AChatrie 55.0 1L4. MIRACLE TRAIN OScott4 50.0 3/4L5. OMEGA AndrePowell4 51.5 1-1/4LLate scratch : #3 SIR ROLANDWIN: $119.00PLACE: $61.00, $77.00, $117.00Final Time : 1:31.2 Splits : 24.3, 49.2, 1:17.0,Winner : 5yo b colt – MIRACLE MAN – LADY KUMARITrainer : VICTOR WILLIAMS Owner: PATRICK HALLBred by HENRY JAGHAI O.D., J.P.Qu: $566.00 Ex: $716.00D/E: $142.00Trifecta: $1,928.00Hi-5: $130,655.50Rolling Triple: $435.00Pick-4: $4,840.00LONG SHOT TROPHYRace 9 1300 M (Purse $500,000) 5YO&UP CLM($180,0)-START FOR $180,0 SINCE OCT.20&NB5YO&UP(MDN) (DIV.II)1. BURNING MEDIC OEdwards3 50.02. GO TO HELL CChow 54.0 3/4L3. ALEXANDER LSteadman3 54.0 Head4. CAUSE FOR CONCERN DDawkins4 51.0 2- 1/2L5. WRIGHT AWAY DaneNelson 57.0 NeckWIN: $194.00PLACE: $77.00, $118.00, $65.00Final Time : 1:24.2 Splits : 24.4, 50.1, 1:16.1,Winner: 8yo ch horse – BURNING MARQUE – WILD MEDICTrainer: PATRICK FONG Owner : W. B. RACINGBred by CARL D. ANDERSONQu: $1,629.00 Ex: $3,877.00D/E: $619.00Trifecta: $2,896.00Hi-5 carry-over : $348,627.50Rolling Triple: $656.00Race 10 1600 M (Purse $780,000) 3-Y-O & UP OVERNIGHT ALLOWANCE1. SOUTHERN CRUISE PFrancis 52.0*2. FUTURE KING OWalker 54.0 Sh.Head3. SHINING LIGHT SMuir 53.5 2-1/2L4. MIRACLE STAR AChatrie 56.0 3/4L5. BLACK THORN DaneNelson 52.5 2-1/2LWIN: $220.00PLACE: $61.00, $56.00, $112.00Final Time: 1:40.1 Splits : 24.4, 48.0, 1:13.4,Winner : 4yo ch colt – WEEKEND CRUISE – HONKEYTONKVILLETrainer : ANTHONY NUNES Owner : HYDE VALLEY FARMSBred by KARL SAMUDAQu: $298.00 Ex: $871.00D/E: $1,077.00Trifecta: $978.00Hi-5: $27,239.50Rolling Triple: $5,442.00PlacePot 8: $6,165.00EILEEN CLIGGOTT MEMORIAL TROPHYRace 11 1300 M (Purse $1,200,000) 3-Y-O & UP GRADED STAKES*1. POKER STAR OWalker 54.52. PHINEAS WHenry 53.0 1-3/4L3. CAMPESINO PFrancis 52.0 1- 1/2L4. UPPA TUNE SEllis 57.0 2-1/4LWIN: $90.00PLACE: $50.00, $50.00, $50.00Final Time : 1:18.4 Splits : 24.2, 47.3, 1:11.4Winner : 4yo b colt – LIQUIDITY – BUYABOOKTrainer : WAYNE DACOSTAOwner: ALEXANDER HABERBred by Y.S. (1955) LTD.Qu: $459.00 Ex: $451.00D/E: $298.00Trifecta: $263.00Rolling Triple: $4,894.00Race 12 1000 M (R) (Purse $530,000) NB5-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V(NW2)1. RUNNER RUNNER DDawkins4 52.02. WICKED TUFF RLahoe 54.0 10L3. TEISHA’S DREAM AGray4 51.5 Sh.Head4. GRAND TRAIN LSteadman3 53.0 1L5. MEDICAL INSTINCT RNelson 53.0 3/4LLate scratch : #3 FREE AS A BIRD, #9 SMART TRAINWIN: $81.00PLACE: $119.00, $81.00, $177.00Final Time: 1:02.2 Splits: 23.4, 48.2Winner: 5yo colt – ADORE THE GOLD – UP FOR GOLDTrainer: PAUL SMITH Owner: DELETA BREWSTERBred by HOPETON DRECKETTEQu: $796.00 Ex: $2,077.00D/E: $806.00 (1-3) $106.00Trifecta: $4,906.00Hi-5 carry-over : $116,220.00Rolling Triple: $3,602.00Pick-4: $16,556.00Super-6: $17,051.00Pick-9: (8/9) $10,754.50 (7/9) $318.00Carry-over : $1, 414,054.90last_img read more

Berbice man killed after losing control of pick-up

first_imgA Bath Settlement, West Coast Berbice (WCB) man lost his life early Sunday morning after the motor vehicle he was driving turned turtle along the Experiment Public Road, West Coast Berbice.The dead man has been identified as 23-year-old Yognarine Jaggit of Lot 3 D Bath Settlement, WCB.Based on information received, the man was driving at a fast rate when he lost control of the vehicle.The vehicle reportedly toppled several times and came to a halt on the other side of the roadway.The injured man was pulled from the wreckage in an unconscious state and rushed to the Fort Wellington Hospital where he was treated and transferred to New Amsterdam but subsequently succumbed.An investigation was launched into the fatal accident.last_img

Sports PS plans for constituency academies

first_img0Shares0000Sports PS Kirimi Kaberia chats with Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien Migne at the Kasarani Stadium on October 12, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya Oct 12 – Sports Principal Secretary Kirimi Kaberia says the government aims to realize talents in specific regions as it embarks on constructing sports academies in each of the 290 constituencies.He told the National Assembly Committee on Implementation that the Ministry has commissioned a needs analysis report which is expected to completed by the end of the year to determine the practicability of some constituencies to host the talent nurturing facility. “When we were discussing with some of the leadership in Garissa and Mandera, they were saying it would make a better sense to have a Carmel derby, but you can’t have a Carmel derby in Kakamega. In Kakamega we are going to concentrate more on football, rugby and other related disciplines. In certain other areas we want to try and focus a little more on academies that are pushing athletics. So as you can see we are trying to match local activity to the development of the centres, “the PS explained.This is after legislators in June approved a motion by Nominated MP Godfrey Osotsi to establish sports academies in every constituency, raising the number from the 10 regional ones the Ministry had initially proposed.-Standard CurriculumThe Sports PS added the study will also focus on formulating a standard curriculum to be used by professional coaches for various sports disciplines.The academies will be backed up by other types of service provision to the academies and this will be in collaboration with universities and other referral centres which have been identified as training centres for therapists, chiropractors and people who take care of the sportsmen or even for catering for what they do.“We have a bigger challenge today with doping. These centres will also serve as centres for treating, training, and creating awareness against this kind of challenges,” Kaberia said.MPs Johnson Naicca (Mumias West), James Murgor (Keiyo North) and Richard Onyonka (Kitutu Chache) said they were concerned that despite government’s heavy investment the proposed facilities risk stalling if the ministry insists on first acquiring 10 acres.Naicca said the ministry should revert to its earlier plan of adopting national and provincial high schools as centres because they already have in place some of the structures such as the dormitories, vast grounds registered in their name and among other amentities.–Government commitmentOnyonka backed Naicca saying that in his Kisii County, it is impossible to get the land because the area is densely populated.Nyando MP Jared Okello questioned the government commitment to seeing through the project whose kick off date is slated for the July.He cited the Jubilee Government’s inability to meet its 2013 election promise of constructing 5-6 world class stadia across the country0Shares0000(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Men’s Golf Finishes In Fourth At Hoosier Invitational

first_img Results Drake returns to the links on April 10-11 for the Tiger Invitational on Columbia, Mo. Story Links The Bulldogs recorded a 297 on the final day for a total score of 863 (278-288-297) and were four strokes behind second-place Indiana and two shots back from third-place and MVC-foe Bradley. BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The Drake University men’s golf team had four players finish in the top-19 to lead the Bulldogs to a fourth-place finish at the Hoosier Invitational on Sunday in Bloomington, Ind. Freshman Kyle MacDonald capped of the team’s effort with a total score of 231 (77-77-77).center_img Drake then had three players, Tommi Avant, Drew Ison and Matt Lavery, finish tied for 19th-place with a total score of 216. Avant led the team on the final day, shooting one-over par, 72, (216=67-77-72). Ison carded a three-over, 74, (216=73-69-74), while Lavery registered a 76 in the final round (216=67-73-76). Sophomore Jack Kennedy finished tied for 12th to lead the team with a total score of 215 (71-69-75) and earning his first top-12 finish of the season. “We didn’t play as well today. The course was set up more difficult along with some wind made the scores higher,” said Drake head coach Matt Lewis. “Overall, it was a good tournament for us with four players finishing in the top-19, but we were a little disappointed being only four strokes back from second-place. This tournament ended up being a great experience for the team and one we can draw from in the future.”  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Mack stays undefeated, downs Del Norte

first_imgThe McKinelyville High baseball team put up a total of 26 runs on Saturday as it hit its way to a pair of wins over Big 5 Conference foe Del Norte, in Crescent City.McKinleyville won the first leg of Saturday’s doubleheader in a 13-2 route before holding off Del Norte 13-9 for a back-and-forth game-two win.Del Norte scored four runs in the bottom of the third inning to take a 4-3 lead over McKinelyville in game two before the visitors tied the contest back up with a run in the top of the …last_img

Mobile Rumor Roundup – iPad 3, iPhone “Nano” & Android Apps on BlackBerry PlayBook (POLL)

first_imgRole of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Tags:#Apple#mobile#Poll#RIM What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … sarah perez Related Posts center_img This week, we’ve had a trio of unofficial, but intriguing mobile rumors: the iPad 3 is coming this fall, Android apps will run on BlackBerry tablets and Apple is building a “smaller, cheaper” iPhone. Two of three have been credited to multiple “sources,” making them rumors for now. The iPad 3 rumor, however, was just a guess by someone with a good track record on Apple’s moves, but was later confirmed by a single source.So which of these three rumors do you believe and why? Or maybe you believe them all? Or perhaps none? Speak up by voting in today’s ReadWriteMobile poll!3 Big Mobile Rumors & GuessesIn case you missed it, here’s the news:The iPad 3 is Coming this Fall: This isn’t so much of a rumor as it is speculation. According to Apple insider John Gruber, the iPad 3 will arrive this fall. No, you didn’t misread that – even though the iPad 2 hasn’t been announced yet, there’s another one on its way. TechCrunch has backed up Gruber’s speculation with a report that they had heard from a single, “very good source” that Apple’s fall surprise would be an iPad 3. No word yet on what an iPad 3 would offer, but TechCrunch guesses “retina display.” CNET, however, guesses “iPad Mini.”Android Apps Will Run on BlackBerry PlayBook: According to multiple sources, Bloomberg reports that RIM will allow Android applications to run on its upcoming PlayBook tablet. Engadget sources corroborated this. Originally, RIM was said to be thinking of using Google’s Dalvik – Java software that would allow it to run Android apps – but decided against it due to the Google/Oracle patent suit regarding the software. Now, says Bloomberg, RIM is building its own software internally. “Smaller, Cheaper” iPhones in Development: Again, Bloomberg sources are saying that Apple is at work on a new iPhone that’s one-third smaller, and will be launching this “cheaper” model at $200 off-contract. Plus, Apple is also working on dual-mode iPhones that would work on both CDMA and GSM networks. That one isn’t all that surprising. Lastly, Bloomberg says Apple is also working on Universal SIM technology that would eliminate physical SIMs and make using iPhones a matter of provisioning. But for today’s poll purposes, let’s just focus on the smaller iPhone (iPhone Nano?) This more affordable iPhone would allow Apple to compete with low-end smartphones…and maybe even some feature phones, due to its lower price point. Apple will either unveil the device mid-year, delay it or scrap it altogether. So, that’s definite, huh? Poll(s)Instead of one poll, we’ve broken up this poll into 3 mini-polls. You pick whether the rumor is TRUE, meaning you believe the rumor is accurate, or FALSE, meaning you believe it’s not. Vote false, too, if you think there’s some hint of truth to the rumor, but key details are wrong. (Then explain in the comments!) The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaceslast_img read more

When You Should Not Interrupt Your Dream Client

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now Henny Penny, that most frightened and frightful of all sales experts, suggests that you should not interrupt your dream client. She says that they are already busy, and that you are harming them by interrupting their day with an outbound attempt to schedule an appointment. Those executives you need to reach are dealing with big matters of great importance.There are clearly some salespeople who have no business interrupting the executive that work in their dream client companies.If you have nothing of value to offer, you should not interrupt your dream client to ask them for an appointment.If you do not have the business acumen or situational knowledge that would make you a peer, someone who can advise them as to how to better their business, then best not to dial their number.If you are calling to tell them about you, your company, your products and services without the ability to tie those things to some initiative that they should be pursuing, stand down.If you are calling to check in, having nothing of any real value to offer and no agenda, then you cannot make an attempt to gain their attention, as you will quickly be identified as a time waster.If none of these things are true, however, you have a right and an obligation to call and interrupt your dream client. If what you have to share is of value to your dream client, then you should make the call. If you have the business acumen and insights to help them move their business forward, by all means call (and do it quickly). If you have ideas that would help them create and capture new opportunities and avoid risks, make that call, value creator.The idea that your dream clients don’t need your help is advice you should dismiss as the malpractice and criminal negligence that it is. The executive level executives within your dream client’s company need partners just like you.Don’t let anyone feed you their fears.last_img read more

Toyota sets the bar high with Innova Crysta

first_imgBe it the high altitude and treacherous passes of Ladakh or smooth tarmac down south, one is bound to see Toyota Innovas’ whistling past. But not just the commercial segment, the Innova has also proved its mettle to be adopted as a private car as well. Not many have been able to achieve this pedigree.However even the loyalists of this people mover have started realising that its getting old and Toyota too have realised the same. As a result here is the brand new Innova Crysta.Projector headlamps (right) illuminate well and they are automatic. The LED strip works as parking lights. (Photo: Nishant Jhamb)ALSO READ:Armed with redi-GO, Datsun all set to take on Renault’s KwidFirst and foremost the Innova sports a completely new design which makes this people mover look very aggressive and masculine. Up front there is a lot of chrome on the grille and to spice up things, the Innova now gets automatic projector headlamps. The large front bumper also gets a housing for the fog lamp and turn indicator.Designers have given equal attention to the rear, as it is here where owners will be seated. (Photo: Nishant Jhamb) In profile the new Crysta looks more muscular thanks to the prominent shoulder line. New 17-inch alloys and chrome plated ORVMs are new too. At the back the tail lamps are all new and also house miniscule fins which designers claim to offer better aerodynamics. Dimensions reveal that the new Crysta is longer, wider and taller than the outgoing model. The wheelbase though remains the same.advertisementThe 2.8-litre engine (right) is available with a 6-speed auto. (Photo: Nishant Jhamb) The world of change though is evident once you step in. The dash is new and features faux wood panelling. The two-tier centre console houses the 4.2-inch touchscreen LCD which offers all the info apart from taking on entertainment chores. The controls for the climate control system sits on the second tier and is easy to reach. On the passenger side, there are a couple of glove boxes and foldable cup holders are positioned in front of the air-con vents. The instrument panel is comprehensive and also beams info from the sat-nav. The multifunction steering wheel also houses switches for the cruise control.ALSO READ:Ducati 959 Panigale is a stealBoot offers ample space even with the third row up. Note three headrests for the third row. The middle headrest hinders rear view though. (Photo: Nishant Jhamb) While quality has been maintained on most parts, certain plastic parts do look cheap and are noisy to operate. The seats are large and comfortable too. Toyota realises that the rear is where the owner is going to be most of the time and hence equal importance has been given to this space. There is a false-ceiling like creation and adding up to the whole living room aura is the mood lighting. Controls for the air-con are also provided here along with a digital readout. The seats are comfortable and come complete with arm rests and individual picnic tables and cup holders.The third row is revamped too and can now seat three. However it is still a squeeze. Folding the middle-row captain seats is easy now, thanks to the hydraulically-assisted folding mechanism with one-touch operation.The overall design looks upmarket and there are plenty of storage spaces strewn around the dash and console. (Photo: Nishant Jhamb)Toyota is offering the Crysta with a choice of engines. There is the 2.4-litre diesel which will only be available with a 5-speed manual and then there is the 2.8-litre diesel which is mated to a new 6-speed automatic (this is the first time the Innova will come with an auto). Both the variants come with Eco and Power modes which operate via remapping the ECU.ALSO READ:Another new SUV joins the Mercedes-Benz India line-upClimate control system is operated via controls mounted on the second tier. (Photo: Nishant Jhamb) At start up the 2.4 wakes up in relative silence. The NVH package has been upped to ensure comfort of occupants and this is glaring once the Crysta gets moving. The new engine feels free-revving an even with speeds reaching three digits, the Crysta does not feel restrained as was the case in the older car. The gearbox too is slicker and the lever is shorter.However the party piece of the Crysta lies in the Eco and Power modes. In Eco, the engine is tuned to offer max efficiency. Even the level of air-con cooling is restrained and blower speed is kept low along with restrictions on temperature setting.advertisementComprehensive IP. (Photo: Nishant Jhamb)The car also does not feel very pokey. But put it in Power and all that changes with a clear change in attitude. The Crysta now wants to take on faster metal on the road and in spite of being in higher gears, the torque kicks in allowing it to take off faster thus making overtaking easier. However all this vigour is sure to take a toll on the efficiency which according to ARAI is 15kmpl.A living room like aura is created thanks to the panelling and mood lighting. (Photo: Nishant Jhamb)ALSO READ:Triumph Thruxton R is a cafer for todayThe 2.8 version is more for those who prefer to drive their own Crystas. The engine feels prominently more powerful and gains momentum more easily. It also feels marginally more refined too. The gearbox on the other hand shifts up and down with ease but one does feel the shifts. There also a manual mode to play with.4.2-inch touchscreen controls nav and other functions. (Photo: Nishant Jhamb) In Eco again, the box shifts up as fast as possible to the most efficient gear and in Power it holds the revs to allow for some spirited driving. However the change in power delivery is not as prominent as the manual version.Twin picnic tables and plenty of cupholders all around. (Photo: Nishant Jhamb) The steering feels well weighted and takes off the effort of driving. This helps while taking corners which again thanks to the well tuned suspension is dealt with minimal body roll. When it comes to ride quality the Innova is better when loaded.Twin picnic tables and plenty of cupholders all around. (Photo: Nishant Jhamb)ALSO READ:Mercedes Benz A-Class facelift has got the added chopsLast but not the least it is apt to mention here that the new Crysta will be offered with an array of seven airbags which include driver and front passenger, driver knee, front side and curtain airbags. However these will only be available in the top variants.With these interiors, the crysta is fit for both driver and driven. it takes the mpv arena to a new level of comfort and safety. (Photo: Nishant Jhamb) Verdict There is little to doubt the reliability and performance of the Innova. But the current version was showing its age. The new one though feels like a young gun. We especially liked the new interiors and seats which are very comfortable. Then there are the numerous luxury features which add to make the Crysta an upmarket MPV.The two engines are also well tuned and offer ample performance. The Eco and Power modes further enhance the driving experience. The addition of the automatic variant should further strengthen the Innova’s grip in the market.ALSO READ: Volvo S60 Cross Country: Breaking traditionsBut if we were to nitpick, certain plastic parts look cheap and don’t gel well with the overall theme. advertisementlast_img read more

ICC Champions Trophy: Sarfraz Ahmed concerned with Pakistan’s ‘soft dismissals’ ahead of England clash

first_imgPakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed feels that his side’s soft dismissals, especially that of the middle order batsmen, are an area of concern going into the semifinals of the Champions Trophy against England to be played on Wednesday at the Sophia Gardens.In what was a do-or-die match against Sri Lanka, Pakistan were left wanting despite a promising start from Fakhar Zaman. The young opener, who in his debut against South Africa had scored 31 off 23 balls, followed it up with a 35-ball 50 against Sri Lanka.Pakistan made a great start to their innings with openers Azhar Ali (34) and Fakhar Zaman (50) stitching a crucial 75-run stand to provide their side to lay the platform.However, Pakistan lost their next three batsmen in quick successions – Babar Azam (10), Mohammad Hafeez (1) and Shoaib Malik (11), who was playing his 250th ODI game.Imad Wasim and Fahim Ashraf also got out cheaply for 4 and 15 runs respectively and it looked unlikely for Pakistan to cross the line after being reduced to 162-7.But Sri Lanka’s disintegrated fielding in the last 45 minutes with couple of dropped catches and Sarfraz’s subsequent half-century saw Pakistan book their place in the semi-finals.”If you look at the game we started well but after Fakhar Zaman got out we lost the momentum and then most of our dismissals were soft which definitely is an area of concern for us,” ESPNcricinfo quoted Sarfraz as saying in the post-match press conference.”We will sit tomorrow and talk about this and hopefully we will recover from this.”advertisement”After the way we started we could have finished this game with six or seven wickets in hand but those dismissals really dented us. We should have won by a good margin but a win is a win. Yes, we need to sit and talk about it and realise that if we are settled then we should take the game to the end rather than leave it for the upcoming batsmen,” he added.The wicketkeeper-batsman, who scored an unbeaten 61-run knock off 79 balls against Sri Lanka, also promised that Pakistan would play “positive” cricket against England in the semi-finals.It should be noted that Pakistan conceded the world record ODI total of 444 for 3 against England at Trent Bridge last year. That ODI series ended in a 1-4 drubbing but the lone Pakistan victory did come in Cardiff as they chased down 303 in which Sarfraz made 90.”We chased down 300-plus runs and that is a good memory,” he said.”We have to play positive cricket as England have been playing positive cricket in the last two years. Obviously we have to play hard and we will try to replicate our last year performance to win them again in Cardiff. If you’re playing a world class team you play more positive cricket. So will definitely do that against England,” he added.last_img read more

Asian Para Games 2018: Harvinder Singh wins gold in archery

first_imgArcher Harvinder Singh notched up the men’s individual recurve gold at the Asian Para-Games in Jakarta on Wednesday.Harvinder defeated China’s Zhao Lixue 6-0 in the W2/ST category final to claim the top honours and take India’s gold tally to seven.The W2 category of impairment covers athletes with paraplegia, diplegia or double leg amputation below the knee, requiring wheelchair. The ST category is for archers with limited impairment and who may take aim without having to need a wheelchair.Gold for #China’s Wu Chunyan and #India’s Harvinder Singh in the women’s and men’s recurve open. Both countries are performing strongly at @asianparalympic @asianpg2018 #AsianParaGames pic.twitter.com/hXposxoSIcAsian Paralympic (@asianparalympic) October 10, 2018India’s track-and-field athletes added a silver and a bronze to India’s tally. Monu Ghangas claimed the silver in the men’s discus throw F11 category, while Mohammed Yasser fetched a bronze in the men’s shot put F46 category.In the track and field events, Ghangas claimed his silver with a throw of 35.89m, an effort which he managed in his third attempt.He finished behind Iran’s Olad Mahdi, who came up with a new Asian as well as Games record throw of 42.37m.The F11 category deals with visual impairment.In shot put, Yasser’s throw of 14.22m got him the bronze behind Kazakhstan’s Mansurbayev Ravil (14.66m).The gold in this event went to China’s Wei Enlong, who established a new Games record with an effort of 15.67m.The F46 category of disability covers upper limb deficiency, impaired muscle power or impaired range of movement.advertisement(With inputs from PTI)last_img read more