TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say INSIDER: Chelsea and Valencia trying to find Batshuayi solutionby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveValencia and Chelsea are this week locked in talks over Michy Batshuayi’s situation.The Belgium striker is on a season-long loan at Valencia, where coach Marcelino wants to see him moved on during the January market.Chelsea have accepted the situation and Belgian reporter Kristof Terreur states talks are underway to place Batshuayi elsewhere.A final decision hasn’t been made as yet, but Chelsea and Valencia are actively trying to find a solution for Michy Batshuayi, currently on loan in Spain. #cfcpic.twitter.com/Yx2BhONpuM— Kristof Terreur (@HLNinEngeland) December 20, 2018
Liverpool defender van Dijk needs trophies for greatness – Redknappby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveJamie Redknapp believes that Virgil Van Dijk must win trophies to be considered a great centre-back.Van Dijk has helped transform Liverpool into one of the best defensive teams in the Premier League.They are currently top of the league by four points, ahead of Manchester City.But Redknapp knows unless the side win trophies in the coming years, the likes of Van Dijk cannot be seen as great players.”Never mind player of the season — if he carries on playing at this level, he has all the attributes to be the Premier League’s greatest ever defender,” said Redknapp to the Daily Mail. “I am just surprised that it has taken until now for him to be starring in a team competing for Premier League titles.”To become the greatest, Van Dijk has to win trophies. He reached the Champions League final last season and now has a great chance of winning the Premier League.”If Liverpool are to be crowned champions this season, Van Dijk is the one player they can least afford to lose to injury.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Bournemouth boss Howe marks ten years in managementby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth boss Eddie Howe marks ten years in management facing Manchester United this weekend.With 10 more points at the halfway stage than the previous campaign, boss Howe insisted he would never stand still in search of perfection.He said: “For me as a person, I have just thrown myself into the job on every level. The job has consumed me.“I am just a walking football person. I am thinking football constantly. Every minute is evolved around the job and making sure I’m continuing to take the team and the club forward and it never stops.“The thing I have noticed in recent years, when you get to the Premier League, is how quickly the game changes.“You can never be complacent or content with your work. You have to consistently try to push new boundaries.”
TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say DONE DEAL: Brighton send Arce, Kerr away on-loanby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrighton winger Billy Arce has returned from his loan at Segunda Division club Extremadura UD.The 20-year-old signed for the Seagulls in August 2018 from Ecuadorian side CSD Independiente Del Valle, and moved straight to Spain on a loan deal.Arce made three substitute appearances in the Segunda Division, but played 90 minutes in the Copa Del Rey, as Extremadura were narrowly beaten 1-0 by Alcorcon.Meanwhile, Brighton under-23 defender Josh Kerr has joined Derry City on a six-month loan deal.The 20-year-old has linked up with the SSE Airtricity League side for the remainder of the season.Under-23 coach Simon Rusk said, “This is a good loan move for Josh, and one that will allow him to play first-team football on a regular basis.“We will keep a close eye on his progress, and wish him well for the rest of the season.”
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Everton rival Man Utd for Lyon striker Moussa Dembeleby Paul Vegas4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United face fresh Premier League competition for Lyon striker Moussa Dembele.United are tracking the OL star, but are now being joined by Everton in their interest.Dembele, 23, moved to Lyon in 2018 from Celtic for €22m. His contract with the French club is valid until 2023. This season, the striker has played 11 matches in all competition and scored 6 goals.Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas admitted the interest of United and Juventus in August.
Real Madrid encouraging Arsenal, Man City offers for Iscoby Paul Vegas3 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid are encouraging offers for Isco.The Spain midfielder has been on the outer of coach Zinedine Zidane’s plans this season.And AS says Real are eager to find a buyer in January.Arsenal are keen and hope to repeat the same move that landed Dani Ceballos, on-loan to the end of the season. But Manchester City have been following Isco long-term. City boss Pep Guardiola has long appreciated the midfielder and sees him as David Silva’s successor. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
No. 6 Notre Dame took a 20-14 lead over No. 8 Stanford on a 73-yard touchdown hook-up from DeShone Kizer to big-play wide receiver Will Fuller late in the second quarter.The Fighting Irish took over at their own 27 following a Stanford punt. Kizer then immediately connected with Fuller on a deep ball down the left sideline.Will Fuller 73 yard TD reception to make it 20-14 Notre Dame #STANvsND pic.twitter.com/6Szni9qU95— THE MAIN MANN™ (@JacobMann_1) November 29, 2015 Fuller has four receptions for 113 yards and a touchdown already. Notre Dame needs this win to maintain in the CFP hunt, but the Cardinal just scored to re-take the lead.
Twitter/@ThisIsMachadoJermichael Finley didn’t beat around the bush with his Halloween costume, dressing as Charlie Strong in a trash can.After the Longhorns started the season with a huge win over Notre Dame, we all thought that Texas was back. Now, the Longhorns are 3-4, headed toward another losing season and head coach Charlie Strong is headed towards the exit door.Former Longhorn Jermichael Finley, who played under Mack Brown, decided to weight in on the dismal Texas season with a hilarious Halloween costume.Check it out:#halloweencostume #CharlieStrong pic.twitter.com/0Xytngm20x— Jermichael Finley (@JermichaelF88) October 29, 2016Jeez, tell us how you really feel Jermichael. Honestly though, you have to give Finley props, that’s a pretty spot-on costume, complete with the khakis and orange polo shirt.The Longhorns have lost four of their last five and take on the No. 8 Baylor Bears today, who are 6-0 and a 3.5-point favorite. You can catch the game on ABC at 3:30 p.m. E.T.
Malcolm Jenkins/TwitterEagles players Malcolm Jenkins and Brandon Graham had a bet for the Ohio State-Michigan game, and things did not end well for Graham.Malcolm Jenkins and Brandon Graham had a bet on the Ohio State-Michigan game.The Buckeyes won in double-overtime, which led to the following paying-up-of-a-bet by Graham, Jenkins’ teammate on the Philadelphia Eagles and a former Wolverines’ defensive end.Check it out:.@brandongraham55 ? you mad?? pic.twitter.com/QtdQsrabFY— Malcolm Jenkins (@MalcolmJenkins) December 1, 2016Yeah, that’s Graham on the right, looking oh-so-pleased to be draped in an Ohio State jersey. Apparently, him and Jenkins, a former Ohio State CB, had a bet that the loser would be forced to don the rival team’s jersey for a nice photo op. Jenkins looks mighty pleased with himself, while Graham looks like Jim Halpert from The Office.I’m so glad the Michigan-Ohio State rivalry is competitive again.
MADISON, WI – SEPTEMBER 10: A general view of Camp Randall Stadium as the Wisconsin Badgers take on the Oregon State Beavers at on September 10, 2011 in Madison Wisconsin. Wisconsin defeated Oregon State 35-0. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)Quintez Cephus, one of the top wide receivers in the Big Ten, announced a leave of absence from Wisconsin football.Cephus announced that he has been charged with an unspecified crime, after a three month investigation. The investigation stems from an alleged incident that occurred in April.Cephus did not go into much detail about what he is being accused of. He did say it stems from a “consensual relationship.”Here is the full statement released by Wisconsin football’s Quintez Cephus.He tweeted the statement moments ago.“Late yesterday afternoon, my lawyers informed me that the Dane County District Attorney’s office intends on issuing unspecified charges against me for an incident that occurred in April of this year. I have been wrongfully accused of unlawful and I am innocent of any allegations associated with this consensual relationship.Coincidentally as the football season approaches, the three plus month investigation is now leading to unwarranted charges. I am now forced to take a leave of absence from the team in order to focus all of my attention on clearing my name. My football family has been supportive to me and I have too much respect for Coach Chryst, his staff and my teammates to become a distraction in what I know will be an outstanding year for the Badgers.I realize that I don’t have the relationships and political pull that others may have here at the University or with the Dane County District Attorney’s office, but I am going to find to clear my name of these allegations. As an Academic All Big 10 selection and an Honorable Mention All Big 10 receiver, I look forward to resuming both my academic and athletic careers in the near future.I will not be defined by these allegations or this episode. I have great hope in my future and know that My Lord and Savior uses all situations for his good.”Cephus went for 501 yards and six touchdowns last season for the run-oriented Badgers.Wisconsin opens the season against Western Kentucky on Friday, Aug. 31.
ATLANTA, GA – DECEMBER 07: An ‘SEC’ logo is seen on an end zone pylon before the Missouri Tigers take on the Auburn Tigers during the SEC Championship Game at Georgia Dome on December 7, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)The SEC had a huge 2017 season. The conference sent Alabama and Georgia to the College Football Playoff national championship game, with the Tide winning it all.The league is expected to have another banner year this fall. Alabama and Georgia should be title contenders again, and Auburn is also ranked in the preseason top 10.ESPN’s Mark Schlabach unveiled his predictions for all of the Power 5 leagues. Schlabach picked the conference champs, award winners and much more.He also made three bold predictions for each league this fall. For the SEC, they are:Alabama wins another SEC titleTexas A&M will pay Jimbo Fisher more than $1 million per victory Georgia will have two 1,000-yard rushersOkay, is that first prediction really a bold one? Alabama winning another SEC title is as chalky as a pick can be.The Jimbo one is the most interesting. He is making over $7 million this season.Schlabach picked the Aggies to go 7-5.While Texas A&M’s president and its fan base might already be dreaming about SEC titles and national championships under Fisher, who was lured away from Florida State with a 10-year, $75 million contract, the Aggies first have to finish higher than fourth in the SEC West, which they’ve done only once since joining the league in 2012. The Aggies won’t do it this season, as they’ll lose to Clemson at home in Week 2 and drop each of their four SEC road games.You can read all of ESPN’s preview here.
ATLANTA, GA – JANUARY 08: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts to a play during the second half against the Georgia Bulldogs in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 8, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)For tonight, the Alabama quarterback battle went the way most of us expected. Nick Saban gave Tua Tagovailoa the start, the majority of the snaps, and looked like a transcendent player for the Crimson Tide in their 51-14 steamrolling of Louisville.We’ve all seen enough of Saban to know that the score of a win has zero impact on how he will react after a game.After the game, ESPN’s Maria Taylor asked the obvious first question of Saban.“Alright coach, everyone had questions about who was going to start at quarterback when this game started. What answers did you have about your quarterbacks after watching both of them play tonight?”There was a 0.00-percent chance that Saban wasn’t going to be asked about the quarterback situation tonight. He’s definitely going to be asked about it later on at the press conference too.Still, he was pretty rude to Maria Taylor in his answer, to be honest.Video of Nick Saban’s answer about the question about Tua Tagovailoa and Jalen Hurts:Wow. Nick Saban was FEISTY with Maria Taylor. pic.twitter.com/zlEq4PHd13— Zach Barnett (@zach_barnett) September 2, 2018His full answer:“Well I still like both guys, I think both guys are good players, I think both guys can help the team. Alright, so why do you continue to try to get me to say something that doesn’t respect one of them? I’m not going to, so quit asking.”To Taylor’s credit, she hung in there, and asked some more questions of Saban. Still, he could’ve been a bit more gracious in the response, when every college football fan in the world could have told you he’d be asked about it.Hurts spoke up this off-season about being less-than-pleased with how things were handled. There have been transfer rumors for months, and in all likelihood, that will come to fruition after he graduates this winter.It sounds like Saban is already going down the same road at the post-game presser:Nick Saban: “If I sound a little bit pissed, you’re right. I am. So be careful.”— Ben Jones (@BW_Jones) September 2, 2018That should be an interesting one.
UCF football hasn’t lost a game since the 2016 Cure Bowl. AAC rival Memphis football had the Knights on the ropes, but a horrendous final few moments cost the Tigers a chance for a huge win.Memphis jumped out to a big lead at home. With around two minutes left in the first half, Memphis held a 30-14 lead, and looked ready to cruise to a win over the No. 10 Knights.The second half was all UCF, though.The Knights ran a two-minute drill to get a field goal before halftime, and in the second half, McKenzie Milton and company outscored the Tigers 14-0.Memphis had the ball last, and still had a shot to win the game, down 31-30 in the waning moments.Complete mismanagement of the last 38 seconds took Memphis out of field goal range, and ultimately cost the Tigers the game against UCF football.The Tigers forced a UCF punt, and got the ball back at their own 15 with just under a minute left.Brady White hit on a big 31-yard pass to Damonte Coxie for 31 yards on the first play of the drive, moving things all the way down to the Memphis 46.Two plays later, White had another long pass, connecting with Sean Dykes for 19 yards to the UCF 35. That’s where things fell apart.With 38 seconds left, the Tigers took too long to get set. A false start on Trevon Tate then pushed Memphis back to the 40, knocking out a chance for a long field goal to win it. On the next play, White scrambled around, and wound up settling for a nine-yard completion on the final play of the game.KNIGHT NATION!! COMING HOME WITH THE W ?? #ChargeOn pic.twitter.com/ZWg9hZMgyN— UCF Football (@UCF_Football) October 13, 2018UCF moves to 6-0 on the season, and will likely remain in the Top 10.This one has to sting for the Tigers, who fell just short in last year’s AAC Championship Game against Scott Frost’s Knights as well.UCF is now an amazing 12-1 all time against Memphis, with those 12 wins coming in a row. The Tigers won the first meeting between the programs in 1990, but UCF has absolutely dominated the series since.
ATLANTA, GA – JANUARY 08: Jake Fromm #11 of the Georgia Bulldogs throws a pass during the first quarter against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 8, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)At this point of the college football season, there are plenty of star players competing at less-than 100-percent health. Georgia football quarterback Jake Fromm is on that list.Fromm didn’t have to do much in Georgia’s SEC East-clinching win at Kentucky on Saturday.He completed just 14-of-20 passes for 113 yards and a touchdown. Somewhat surprisingly, he was outplayed by Terry Wilson, who posted just his second 200+ yard day of the season.Of course, it didn’t matter when Georgia was able to run the ball the way it did. The Dawgs had 331 total yards on the ground, good for 6.6 per carry, and three scores in the 34-17 win.On Monday, Jake Fromm was spotted with a wrap on his knee.247Sports‘ Jake Rowe said that the Georgia QB had a distinct limp during drills as well.The first thing we noticed when we got out to the practice field was sophomore quarterback Jake Fromm wearing a wrap on his right knee during a zone-read/handoff drill. Fromm was noticeably limping as he carried out his fakes during the drill but still participated in full.When the team transitioned to routes against air, Fromm seemed to move a little better but still favored that right leg. He delivered the ball accurately during this drill and still took the first-team reps. We don’t speak to Kirby Smart until tomorrow evening but it doesn’t appear to be anything serious.It doesn’t sound like he’s in danger of missing Saturday’s game against Auburn, but you definitely want a healthy Fromm against the No. 13-ranked scoring defense in the country.The Dawgs also have Justin Fields, last year’s No. 2 player in the country, on the roster. During some of Fromm’s lesser performances this year, some have clamored for Fields to get a longer look. He did not appear during the Kentucky game.[247Sports]
ATLANTA, GA – NOVEMBER 28: A general view of Bobby Dodd Stadium during the game between the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and the Georgia Bulldogs on November 28, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)Georgia Tech’s football program is searching for a new head coach and a head coaching offer has reportedly been made.The Yellow Jackets have been linked to an NFL coach in recent days and it appears the speculation was legitimate.Georgia Tech has reportedly offered its head coaching position to Ken Whisenhunt.“Brian Finneran announces that according to his sources Ken Whisenhunt has been offered the Georgia Tech head coaching job and has less than 48hrs to decide….”@BFinn86 announces that according to his sources Ken Whisenhunt has been offered the Georgia Tech head coaching job and has less than 48hrs to decide….— steakshapiro (@steakshapiro) December 4, 2018Whisenhunt, 56, is currently the offensive coordinator with the Los Angeles Chargers. He began his coaching career at Vanderbilt but has been in the NFL since.Stay tuned.
ORLANDO, FL – JANUARY 01: Trace McSorley #9 of the Penn State Nittany Lions throws a pass against the Kentucky Wildcats in the first quarter of the VRBO Citrus Bowl at Camping World Stadium on January 1, 2019 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)Today was a major day for Trace McSorley and other Penn State draft hopefuls. The program held its annual Pro Day in State College.Thirty of 32 NFL teams were in attendance to watch McSorley and other Nittany Lions work out. McSorley, a decorated college player, is trying to convince the league that his professional future is at quarterback.Recent reports surfaced indicating that some teams want McSorley to try his hand at defensive back. He put up huge numbers at quarterback at Penn State, but lacks the physical profile and skill set of the typical NFL quarterback.Such chatter doesn’t phase McSorley, but he is making it clear he wants to play QB at the next level.“I didn’t take it as a sign of disrespect, but it did kind of put a chip on my shoulder for sure,” he told the media today.Trace McSorley pic.twitter.com/Vg1DQeBfgV— Ryan Snyder (@RivalsSnyder) March 19, 2019McSorley put on a strong performance during today’s pro day workout, which will only help his cause.Via StateCollege.com:So it was good news as McSorley tossed completion after completion to a handful of receivers. Of the several dozen passes he threw, only four or five were dropped. It was a far cry from a tumultuous 2018 season when seemingly every other pass found the ground. If there were any doubts who might be to fault for the Nittany Lions’ decline in pass production, McSorley certainly made the case Tuesday that it wasn’t his blame to shoulder alone.It remains to be seen if McSorley will eventually carve out a role as a quarterback in the NFL. If he doesn’t, he seems like the perfect candidate to play in an upstart league like the AAF or XFL.
India Today Web Desk WellingtonFebruary 3, 2019UPDATED: February 3, 2019 22:19 IST Yuzvendra Chahal was India’s highest scorer in the 4th ODI vs New Zealand (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndia were bundled out for 92 in the 4th ODI vs New Zealand, with Yuzvendra Chahal top scoring with 18 not outIt was a rare failure as 5 of top 6 batsmen failed to get into double digits”I will speak to Ravi Bhai for your [Chahal’s] promotion to No.3 in the T20s,” Rohit saidYuzvendra Chahal was India’s top scorer with 18 not out when India collapsed to their lowest ever ODI total in New Zealand in the fourth match of the series in Hamilton earlier this week. India had suffered an 8-wicket defeat in the fourth ODI.While 5 of India’s top 6 batsmen failed to get into double digits, No.10 Chahal showcased his batting talent hitting three boundaries in his unbeaten 37-ball knock. Chahal had also joined forces with fellow spinner Kuldeep Yadav to stitch a 25-run stand for the 9th wicket, which was also the highest partnership in the match for India.However, the impact of top order’s rare failure was such that India never recovered and were bundled out for just 92.In a light-hearted conversation on the Chahal TV, the anchor — Yuzvendra Chahal — caught up with stand-in skipper Rohit Sharma after India’s 4-1 ODI series victory over New Zealand in Wellington on Sunday.Chahal asked Rohit if he can be promoted to bat at No.3 in Virat Kohli’s absence during the three-match Twenty20 International series against New Zealand starting February 6.Rohit’s reply was classic.”He [Chahal] was our top scorer in the previous match that we lost. But I want you to be the top scorer in a match which go on to win. I will speak to Ravi Bhai for your promotion to No.3 in the T20s,” Rohit jokingly said.WATCH: Hitman @ImRo45’s guest appearance on Chahal TVWhy does Rohit want to give @yuzi_chahal a batting promotion? – by @RajalAroraFind out here https://t.co/3T5E4KDGEx pic.twitter.com/iI9IZmkoV1advertisementBCCI (@BCCI) February 3, 2019Rohit was, however, all praise for India’s all round effort in the series that gave them their only second bilateral ODI series victory in New Zealand.”Beating New Zealand in New Zealand has never been easy for any team. Even when we won in 2009, it was not an easy series. They had a strong team then and they play very well at home. The way they have been playing cricket for the last two years, it was never going to be easy for us. But all our boys played well,” he said.Rohit also lauded top-scorer Ambati Rayudu, who scored 90, and the middle order for their contribution in the game.”Even today, it was a perfect match for us. We were 20 for 4. But Ambati Rayudu and Vijay Shankar were fantastic. Rayudu’s knock was very crucial for his own confidence and also for the team. The way Hardik and Kedar finished the game was also very important otherwise we wouldn’t have reached 250,” Rohit said.Also Read | ICC’s advice: Never leave your crease with MS Dhoni behind the stumpsAlso Read | Virat Kohli must get credit for setting high standards for Team India: Harbhajan SinghAlso Read | How’s the Josh? Team India asks after historic 4-1 series win over New ZealandAlso Read | Indian team competitive in any part of world and on any surface: Sachin TendulkarFor 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 byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Yuzvendra ChahalFollow Rohit Sharma Yuzvendra Chahal to be India’s new No.3 during New Zealand T20s, jokes Rohit SharmaYuzvendra Chahal had top scored for India in the fourth ODI when they were bundled out for only 90. Rohit Sharma says he will speak to the team management for Chahal to be promoted to bat at No.3.advertisement
2019 Ford Figo revealed ahead of launch on March 15, introductory price expected to be below Rs 5 lakhOctober 25, 2019 | By admin | Comments Off on 2019 Ford Figo revealed ahead of launch on March 15, introductory price expected to be below Rs 5 lakh | Filed in: mmfausynf.
Varun Singh New DelhiMarch 13, 2019UPDATED: March 13, 2019 12:05 IST 2019 Ford FigoHIGHLIGHTSExpectations are that the 2019 Ford Figo will get the company’s new SYNC 3 touchscreen infotainment system.The hatchback might get safety features like six airbags, ABS with EBD, ESP and TCS, among others.The Ford Figo facelift will rival the likes of Maruti Suzuki Swift and Hyundai Grand i10.Ford India is all set to launch the Figo facelift on March 15. Ahead of the introduction of the hatchback in the country, the company has released an official image of the 2019 Ford Figo. The new Ford Figo will be the second facelift from the auto major to be launched in India this year, following the debut of the updated Endeavour on February 22.The official image shows that the 2019 Ford Figo will get a fresh front fascia, with new bumper and honeycomb grille. The headlights have been refurbished as well. The Ford Figo facelift sports 15-inch alloy wheels.Inside the cabin, the expectations are that the 2019 Ford Figo will get the company’s new SYNC 3 touchscreen infotainment system, which is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. A refurbished dashboard along with fresh upholstery might as well be provided. Several features like push button start and automatic climate control may feature in the Ford Figo facelift.But the major change might be in the powertrains of the Ford Figo facelift. It is expected to get the 1.2-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engines, which are available with Ford Freestyle. While the three-cylinder petrol motor is good for 96 PS of power and 120 Nm of torque, the four-cylinder diesel mill churns out 100 PS of power and 215 Nm of torque. Both the engines are mated to a five-speed manual gearbox.An option for a 1.5-litre petrol engine, which comes with Ford Aspire, might as well be provided in the 2019 Ford Figo. This motor produces 123 PS of power and 150 Nm of torque and is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.advertisementFord Freestyle gets safety features like six airbags, rear view camera, ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution), ARP (Active Rollover Prevention), HLA (Hill Launch Assist), ESP (Electronic Stability Program) and TCS (Traction Control System). These safety features are expected to be made available in the Ford Figo facelift as well.The 2019 Ford Figo will rival the likes of Maruti Suzuki Swift and Hyundai Grand i10. One can expect the company to introduce the Figo facelift at a starting price of less than Rs 5 lakh (ex-showroom).ALSO READ | 2019 Maserati Quattroporte launched in India, price starts at Rs 1.74 croreALSO READ | Tata Altroz: Here is everything you need to know about the upcoming premium hatchbackALSO READ | 2019 Honda Civic: Here are all the accessories available with the premium sedanGet 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 byVarun Singh Tags :Follow New car launchFollow Car faceliftFollow Upcoming carFollow 2019 car launchFollow 2019 facelift Next 2019 Ford Figo revealed ahead of launch on March 15, introductory price expected to be below Rs 5 lakhThe 2019 Ford Figo will get a fresh front fascia, with new bumper and honeycomb grille. The headlights have been refurbished as well. The Ford Figo facelift sports 15-inch alloy wheels.advertisement
Ateet Sharma New DelhiMarch 16, 2019UPDATED: March 16, 2019 20:41 IST Ricky Ponting said his heart broke after watching some of the footage from the Christchurch shootings (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSA gunman opened fire inside 2 mosques in Christchurch on Friday killing 49 peopleBangladesh cricketers and support staff were approaching the mosque when the gunman firedBangladesh cricket team left Christchurch after narrowly escaping the mosque shootingsEven though he is sitting thousands of miles away on another continent, Ricky Ponting, the former skipper of the Australian cricket team, is deeply shocked by the Christchurch terror attack in New Zealand which left 49 people dead and over 40 injured on Friday.”You know my heart broke yesterday watching some of that stuff. The boys were watching some of the footage on the bus during their way back (from practice) and I couldn’t watch it. It is a devastating news and wish all the families involved the very best in future,” Ponting told India Today in an exclusive interview.The 44-year-old, head coach of the Indian Premier League (IPL) team Delhi Capitals – earlier known as Delhi Daredevils – is busy holding the pre-season camp before the tournament starts from March 23.”I obviously couldn’t stay away from it (New Zealand shooting) yesterday as it was all over the news channels and I was continually getting updates on phone and everything,” said a visibly shocked Ponting.The two-time World Cup winning captain, who has also featured in a number of trans-Tasman on-field battles over the last few decades, is appalled by the horrendous attack.”It is devastating, not just for New Zealand and Christchurch but devastating for the entire world to think that things like that continue to happen in different parts of the world,” said Ponting.Australian Brenton Harrison Tarrant, aged 28 and a suspected white supremacist, was charged with murder on Saturday. Tarrant, handcuffed and wearing a white prison suit, stood silently in the Christchurch District Court where he was remanded without a plea. He is due back in court on April 5 and police said he was likely to face further charges.advertisementTarrant has been described as a suspected white supremacist, based on his social media activity.Footage of the attack on one of the mosques was broadcast live on Facebook, and a “manifesto” denouncing immigrants as “invaders” was also posted online via links to related social media accounts.The video showed a man driving to the Al Noor mosque, entering it and shooting randomly at people with a semi-automatic rifle with high-capacity magazines. Worshippers, possibly dead or wounded, lay on the floor, the video showed.At one stage the shooter returns to his car, changes weapons, re-enters the mosque and again begins shooting. The camera attached to his head recording the massacre follows the barrel of his weapon, like some macabre video game.Forty-one people were killed at the Al Noor mosque.Police said the alleged shooter took seven minutes to travel to the second mosque in the suburb of Linwood, where seven people were killed. No images have emerged from the second mosque.Tarrant was arrested in a car, which police said was carrying improvised explosive devices, 36 minutes after they were first called.Also Read | Everything will change after this incident: Bangladesh cricket boss on Christchurch attacksAlso Read | Bangladesh cricket team leaves New Zealand after narrow escape in Christchurch shootingsAlso Read | Please save us: Tamim Iqbal in phone call to journalist as Christchurch horror unfoldedFor 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 Tags :Follow Ricky PontingFollow Delhi CapitalsFollow IPL 2019Follow Indian Premier LeagueFollow New ZealandFollow New Zealand shootingsFollow New Zealand mosque shooting My heart broke, couldn’t watch the footage: Ricky Ponting on Christchurch mosque shootingsRicky Ponting said that he was deeply shocked by the Christchurch terror attack. He added it is devastating that such attacks continue to happen in different parts of the worldadvertisement