We are just a handful of days away from the launch of Maruti Suzuki S-Presso. The mini-SUV is being introduced at a time when the domestic sales of the country’s largest carmaker are going down. While the upcoming S-Presso has been spotted completely undisguised on several occasions, new images of the vehicle have emerged giving out details about its cabin.According to the images posted by CarDekho, the digital instrument cluster in Maruti Suzuki S-Presso is centrally located above the Smartplay Studio touchscreen infotainment system. Below the infotainment system, there are controls for hazard lights and front power windows. There are AC vents on either side of the central console. The three-spoke multifunction steering wheel has controls for accessing music and calls. Overall, the cabin has been done in black with orange inserts, mainly around the central console and AC vents, to make the interiors look sporty. Maruti Suzuki S-Presso cabin. (Image Source – CarDekho)Maruti Suzuki S-Presso sports new headlamps along with body-coloured bumpers and ORVMs. The grille slightly resembles that of Vitara Brezza. The reflectors have been placed below the smartly-designed tail-lights. Standard safety features will include ABS with EBD, driver side airbag, reverse parking sensor, speed alert system and driver and co-driver seat belt reminder. Maruti Suzuki S-Presso cabin. (Image Source – CarDekho)The mini-SUV will rival against Renault Kwid facelift and Datsun Redi-Go following its launch in India on September 30. Expectations are that it will be priced between Rs 3.50 lakh (ex-showroom) to Rs 5.50 lakh (ex-showroom).Maruti Suzuki S-Presso will be powered by a BS6-compliant 1.0-litre petrol engine making 68 hp at 5,500 rpm. Apart from the standard 5-speed manual gearbox, there will be an option for an AGS (Auto Gear Shift). The vehicle will be available in four variants — Std, LXi, VXi and VXi+ — with an optional pack in all but the top-spec VXi+. The automatic option will be available with VXi, VXi (Optional) and VXi+ trims.advertisementThe upcoming S-Presso will be 3,665 mm long, 1,520 mm wide and have a wheelbase of 2,380 mm. Its height will be 1,549 mm with 13-inch wheels and 1,564 mm with 14-inch wheels. The gross vehicle weight of S-Presso will be 1,170 kg.ALSO READ | Royal Enfield Bullet: All variants explainedALSO READ | Royal Enfield Bullet 350: 5 reasons why you would like to buy the motorcycleALSO READ | 2020 Hyundai Creta spotted in India
BRISTOL, TN – SEPTEMBER 10: ESPN’s Lee Corso and Kirk Herbstreit on set during College Gameday prior to the game between the Virginia Tech Hokies and the Tennessee Volunteers at Bristol Motor Speedway on September 10, 2016 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo by Michael Shroyer/Getty Images)ESPN’s college football analysts have updated their College Football Playoff picks following Week 5 of the 2019 regular season.Week 5 didn’t feature much craziness, but it did feature one of the most-impressive performances of the season.Ohio State went into Nebraska and shellacked the Huskers, 48-7, in a game that probably could’ve been much uglier.ESPN’s college football analysts have since updated their playoff picks:Andrea Adelson: 1. Alabama; 2. Clemson; 3. LSU; 4. Oklahoma Edward Aschoff: 1. Clemson; 2. LSU; 3. Alabama; 4. Ohio State Kyle Bonagura: 1. Alabama; 2. Oklahoma; 3. Clemson; 4. Ohio State Bill Connelly: 1. Alabama; 2. Ohio State; 3. Oklahoma; 4. Clemson Heather Dinich: 1. Alabama; 2. Auburn; 3. LSU; 4. Georgia David M. Hale: 1. Alabama; 2. Ohio State; 3. Clemson; 4. Georgia Sam Khan Jr.: 1. Auburn; 2. LSU; 3. Alabama; 4. Clemson Chris Low: 1. Alabama; 2. Ohio State; 3. Auburn; 4. Clemson Ivan Maisel: 1. Oklahoma; 2. Ohio State; 3. Clemson; 4. Alabama Ryan McGee: 1. LSU; 2. Alabama; 3. Oklahoma; 4. Clemson Adam Rittenberg: 1. Auburn; 2. Ohio State; 3. Alabama; 4. LSU Alex Scarborough: 1. Clemson; 2. Oklahoma; 3. Alabama; 4. Ohio State Mark Schlabach: 1. Alabama; 2. Georgia; 3. Oklahoma; 4. Ohio State Tom VanHaaren: 1. Alabama; 2. Clemson; 3. Ohio State; 4. OklahomaThere are seven teams getting College Football Playoff love right now: Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State, Georgia, Oklahoma and Auburn.Alabama is the only team picked by all 14 of ESPN’s analysts.
Italian defender Davide Zappacosta has suffered a serious knee injury which is likely to keep him out for the rest of the season.The right-back, who is currently on loan from Chelsea at Roma, ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament during what has been described by the Serie A side’s medical staff as a “non-contact” incident in training.“During Friday’s training session, defender Davide Zappacosta suffered a rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, in a non-contact incident,” Roma said in a statement. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream Time for another transfer? Giroud’s Chelsea spell set to end like his Arsenal career “The club would like to offer its sincerest sympathies to the player, and wishes him a quick and full recovery.”The 27-year-old moved to Italy at the start of this season despite Chelsea’s transfer ban, which didn’t prevent outgoings. Newly appointed manager, Frank Lampard, wanted to create a path to the first team for 19-year-old right-back Reece James, as part of his plan to develop the club’s best youth players.Chelsea protected their investment in Zappacosta by offering him a new deal in August and a contract which runs until 2022. The defender is set to return to Chelsea in January when the loan deal can be terminated as the club will now look to help their player recover from this injury and aid his return to fitness once he is able to begin his rehabilitation.Zappacosta has 13 caps for the Italian national team, and played a big part in Chelsea’s Europa League triumph last season under Maurizio Sarri.He started every group game as the side remained unbeaten in the competition, and appeared in the second half of the dramatic semi-final second leg against Eintracht Frankfurt at Stamford Bridge.On joining Roma, he appeared as a late substitute in their first game of the season, but subsequently struggled with a calf injury and hasn’t made their Serie A squad since.He was an unused substitute in Roma’s recent meeting with Wolfsberger AC in the Europa League, but this latest injury now means he will be unable to build on that opening day substitute appearance.Roma are set to face Cagliari on Sunday in the club’s return to Serie A play.
20 February 2008Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the signing of an agreement by the Ugandan Government and the rebel Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) to set up accountability and reconciliation measures to help end the conflict that has ravaged the north of the country for two decades. “The challenge ahead will be to ensure the credible implementation of this agreement,” Mr. Ban said in a statement issued by his spokesperson after yesterday’s signing in Juba, southern Sudan, of the Annexure to the Agreement on Accountability and Reconciliation.“The Secretary-General is encouraged by the commitment of the parties to the talks and urges them to renew their efforts to expeditiously conclude a comprehensive peace agreement in order to bring lasting peace with justice to the people of northern Uganda,” the statement added.Government forces and the LRA have fought since the mid-1980s and the rebel group has become notorious for its use and abuse of children, either as soldiers, porters or in other roles, during the long-running conflict. Captured children were often subject to extreme violence soon after being abducted by the LRA, with many girls allocated to officers in a form of institutional rape.But the two sides signed a ceasefire in 2006 and talks have been taking place in recent months to try to reach a permanent settlement ending the civil conflict.Today’s statement thanked “all international and regional actors who have been assisting the peace process,” especially the Vice-President of the Government of Southern Sudan and Chief Mediator, Riek Machar Dhurgon Teny, and Mr. Ban’s Special Envoy on the issue, former Mozambican president Joaquim Chissano, “for the important role they have played in facilitating this breakthrough.”