Loew says Germany must accept ‘painful’ relegation

first_img0Shares0000Loew says that Germany must focus on Euro 2020 after their Nations League relegation © AFP/File / ROBERT MICHAELBERLIN, Germany, Nov 17 – Head coach Joachim Loew on Friday said that Germany must move past their “painful” relegation from the top tier of the inaugural Nations League.The Netherlands’ 2-0 win over world champions France in Rotterdam ensured that the 2014 World Cup winners will slip into League B no matter the result of their clash with the Dutch in Gelsenkirchen on Monday. “For us, this result is obviously painful, but we must accept it,” Loew said.The Germans beat Russia 3-0 in a friendly on Thursday, with youngsters Leroy Sane, Niklas Suele and Serge Gnabry scoring the goals, and Loew insisted his side has a bright future.“Our eyes remain fixed on Euro 2020, for which we will qualify and where we want to send a strong team again,” he added.“We will continue to make room for our young players and to gradually integrate them into the national team.”Ronald Koeman’s Netherlands will pip France to a Nations League semi-final spot with either a draw or a victory over Germany in three days’ time, after having won the first encounter 3-0 in Amsterdam last month.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Half-time: Hull 2 Chelsea 2 – Nervy Blues squander lead

first_imgEden Hazard and Diego Costa scored stunning early goals but Chelsea were fortunate to be level at the interval.Hazard smashed home the opener after a fine run, and Costa made it 2-0 when he curled the ball in at the far post from a tight angle.But Ahmed Elmohamady side-footed Hull’s first from close range and Abel Hernandez slotted number two after a rare Thibaut Courtois mistake.Hazard had run on to Costa’s excellent lay-off to seemingly put the Blues in control inside two minutes.And, after a fine Courtois block denied Hernandez, Costa’s strike following some fine work by Ramires doubled the away advantage.But Chelsea, who could re-establish a six-point lead at the top of the Premier League with victory, were fortunate to be leading and were second best for the rest of the half.Andrew Robertson teed up Elmohamady to slot home for 2-1 after 26 minutes and the equaliser came 74 seconds later when Branislav Ivanovic’s backpass left Courtois in difficulty, and the Belgian presented a simple chance to Hernandez.Hull remained on top thereafter but Chelsea held on for 2-2 at the interval. Chelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Filipe Luis; Fabregas, Matic; Ramires, Willian, Hazard; Costa.Subs: Cech, Azpilicueta, Zouma, Loftus-Cheek, Oscar, Cuadrado, Remy.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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2018 BMW 2 series coupe and convertible revealed ahead of debut

first_imgBMW unveiled the latest BMW 2 Series which features the latest generation of BMW TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder and 6-cylinder inline engines, paired with specifically tuned chassis and suspension promotes a driving experience that fuels sporting ambition. The new BMW 2 Series will be available in the US as Coupe and Convertible 230i and M240i models, which can be specified with xDrive, BMW’s Intelligent All-Wheel Drive System.BMW 2 Series CoupeIn 2014, the BMW 2 Series Coupe was launched in the US as 228i and M235i model variants. This successor to the successful 1 Series Coupe will continue the decades-long tradition of premium sub-compact coupes with impeccable driving dynamics. The BMW coupe, a two-door body with classical three-box design, four seats and rear-wheel drive is 4437mm, with a trunk capacity of 396-litres.2018 BMW 2 series coupe and convertibleBMW 2 Series ConvertibleThe BMW 2 Series Convertible will be available as a 230i and M240i models, also available with BMW’s Intelligent All-Wheel Drive System. Short overhangs, a long trunk a set-back passenger compartment, a long wheelbase and a wide track produce the classical proportions of a BMW convertible. The electrically operated fabric soft-top slips down into the body to create a boat-deck look and offers excellent acoustic comfort when closed thanks to additional insulation. The roof can be opened while driving – at speeds of up to 30 mph.2018 BMW 2 series coupe and convertibleDesign:The BMW 2 Series Coupe and BMW 2 Series Convertible come equipped with new Bi-LED headlights as standard. The headlights are composed of a familiar silhouette: flat-bottomed headlight tubes encircled by daytime running light rings and a dynamic cropped look produced by the characteristic “eyebrow” design. Adaptive LED headlights can also be specified, featuring their eye-catching light graphic strengthening the dynamic and technical impression created by the front end. The familiar twin-circular-headlight look has a hexagonal interpretation, creating a more precise appearance. On 230i models, LED front fog lamps are standard.advertisement2018 BMW 2 series coupe and convertibleThe kidney grille emphasizes the broader stance of the front facia of the new BMW 2 Series. The links between the headlights and the kidney grille combined with the light graphic, ensure the nose of the Coupe and Convertible projects a sportier impression. The outer air intakes in the three-section front end are now larger, while two horizontal bars emphasize the cars’ powerful stance on the road. The rear of the BMW 2 Series Coupe and BMW 2 Series Convertible cuts a wide and muscular figure. Its stylistic impact is reinforced by the single-piece rear lights (LEDs as standard) with hallmark BMW L-shape, which extend well into the flanks.Engine:The new BMW 2 Series Coupe and BMW 2 Series Convertible are available as 230i and M240i models. The 4-cylinder produces 248 hp while the M Performance model features a 6-cylinder engine that generates 335 hp. The Convertible is also available in extra-sporty BMW M Performance trim. These engines are from the latest BMW EfficientDynamics engine family and feature BMW TwinPower Turbo technology.2018 BMW 2 series coupe and convertibleTransmission:The new BMW 2 Series comes standard with an 8-speed Steptronic Sport transmission. The Steptronic Sport also allows drivers looking for a sportier drive to change gear manually using shift paddles next to the steering wheel, as well as laying on smooth automatic gear changes. Also available is a 6-speed manual gearbox on 230i and M240i model variants.Features:The new BMW 2 Series Coupe and BMW 2 Series Convertible come complete with various assistance systems, the latest-generation iDrive control technology, latest BMW user interface available, iDrive 6.0. The 8.8-inch high-resolution central display with optional Navigation System available adds Touchscreen technology to both 230i and M240i models.2018 BMW 2 series coupe and convertibleALSO READ:2017 BMW 330i with petrol engine launched in India at Rs 42.4 lakhALSO READ:BMW teases new 8 Series coupe, to showcase on May 26last_img read more

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Porsches Heritage Design Package makes the 911 Speedster even more exclusive

first_img • 2019 Porsche 911 Speedster first drive: Superb sensations 4 Photos New York Auto Show 2019 reading • Porsche’s Heritage Design Package makes the 911 Speedster even more exclusive See All Apr 19 • Volkswagen’s US CEO says around $25,000 would be a smart price for a small pickup Apr 19 • Acura MDX PMC Edition is a hand-assembled SUV in brilliant red paint Apr 19 • Check out the gory details in Honda’s IIHS crash-tested HR-V 2019 Nissan Pathfinder Rock Creek Edition first drive: Its roots are showing New York Auto Show 2019 Porsche 2019 BMW M4 CS review: Greater performance with fewer compromisescenter_img May 29 • 2020 Ford Escape: Everything there is to know 0 Post a comment Tags More From Roadshow Share your voice Performance Cars Convertibles The Porsche 911 Speedster is a mighty special car. But, if you want to add some additional kit that ramps up the exclusivity even further, then the Heritage Design Package is for you.Porsche on Wednesday unveiled the optional Heritage Design Package for the 2020 911 Speedster. A creation of Porsche’s ultra-fancy Exclusive Manufaktur department, the package focuses entirely on aesthetics, offering some throwback looks to a car that’s already steeped in history as it is.The Heritage Design Package starts with a mandatory coat of GT Silver Metallic paint, which is offset with white paint on the front bumper and on the fenders. The front trunk and doors can also be adorned with “gumball” graphics with your choice of numbers, but if you don’t like that little flourish, you can opt to skip it. There’s also an old-school “Porsche” script that runs along the lower end of the doors and quarter panels.Enlarge ImageThankfully, if you don’t dig the numbers, it’s not a mandatory part of the package. Porsche Don’t worry, there’s more. There’s a set of 20-inch wheels painted in platinum, with silver available as an option if you really like your body panels and wheels to match. The standard carbon-ceramic stoppers wear black paint with white lettering on the calipers. To round out the look, the Speedster badges are gold, because who doesn’t like gold?The interior gets a few special touches, too. The leather interior is a two-tone combination of brown and black, and the seats’ headrests get Porsche emblems embossed in ’em. The seat backs and interior trim bits are painted the same GT Silver Metallic as the exterior. The center console lid is adorned with Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur lettering, while the steering wheel gets a 12 o’clock stripe in the same shade of brown as the seats. And, just like the exterior badges, the interior badges are made of gold.The Heritage Design Package will also be a great way to funnel even more of your money to Porsche. While the automaker didn’t specify a cost yet, the 911 Speedster by itself will set you back $274,500 plus $1,250 for destination. Add the Heritage Design Package, and you’re probably knocking on the door of $300,000. Throw it back with the Porsche 911 Speedster’s Heritage Design Package Porschelast_img read more

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General Motors shelves future investments on new products in India

first_imgGeneral Motors (GM) – which has been struggling to make a turnaround in India despite being an early entrant in the country’s car market – has now indefinitely put on hold its investments on new models for the country. Make in USA or Pay More: It’s Toyota’s turn to face Trump’s ire after GMAmid a review of how to revive its fortunes in India, GM in 2015 announced plans to invest $1 billion and produce half-a-dozen locally manufactured models. The US automaker is also set to sell its Halol plant in Gujarat to SAIC Motor HK, part of China’s SAIC Motor Corp, which has been planning to enter the Indian market. The Competition Commission of India on Friday said that it approved SAIC Motor HK’s acquisition of certain assets of GM India.Selling the Halol facility will leave GM with only the Talegaon plant, with annual capacity to produce about 150,000 vehicles, to consolidate its India operations.”…Given the shift in customer preferences in India, we are conducting a full review of our future product portfolio and have put on hold future investment in our all-new vehicle family for the market until we firm up our product portfolio plan,” a GM official spokesperson told PTI. India’s auto market is perceived as a tough market by many and is primarily dominated by Maruti Suzuki, in which Japan’s Suzuki Motor has a stake, and South Korea’s Hyundai Motor. The country is expected to overtake Japan as the world’s third-largest car market by around 2020.Even though GM said it hopes to double its India market share by 2020, it has consistently lost to its rivals and now has less than 1 percent of India’s market. However, it managed to cut net loss to Rs 1,003 crore in 2014-15 from Rs 3,812 crore in 2013-14. GM says it will now focus on “sustainable profitability” in the country. “If GM is going to make significant investments, we need to be certain that they will generate significant shareholder value,” the spokesperson said. “We are consolidating our manufacturing operations in Talegaon for both domestic market and exports. Exports continue to be an important aspect of our operations in India indeed,” the spokesperson added. GM India’s current portfolio in the country includes hatchback Beat, sedan Cruze and multi-purpose vehicle Enjoy, among others. In October 2016, the carmaker also unveiled its SUV Trailblazer in the Indian market.last_img read more

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Geetha Govindam producer teams up with Dangal and Mom makers for Ramayana

first_imgAllu Aravind with the team of Ramayana film seriesTwitterNoted Tollywood producer Allu Aravind, who has churned out blockbusters like Geetha Govindam, has teamed up with directors Nitesh Tiwari of Dangal fame and Ravi Udyawar of Mom fame for the Ramayana film series.The speculations about Ramayana film series have been doing rounds in the media for quite some time now. An official confirmation on this project stated that it is going to be a multilingual film to be simultaneously made in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. Allu Aravind will jointly bankroll it with Madhu Mantena and Namit Malhotra. Nitesh Tiwari and Ravi Udyawar are roped in to direct this movie.After getting an official statement from the team, film critic and trade analyst added, “Taran Adarsh tweeted, “BIGGG NEWS… Producers Allu Aravind, Madhu Mantena and Namit Malhotra [Prime Focus] to make #Ramayana for the big screen… Nitesh Tiwari [#Dangal] and Ravi Udyawar [#Mom] will direct the three-part series… Will be shot in 3D and released in #Hindi, #Tamil and #Telugu.”The makers are yet to select actors for the Ramayana film series, which is likely from Hindi, Tamil and Telugu to give it a pan-India appeal. Taran Adarsh added, “#Ramayana: The casting is not finalized yet… Actors from various film industries will be cast in the three-part film… The makers are targeting PAN India as well as global audience… The first part will release in 2021.”last_img read more

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Trescon CEO talks about disruption in events industry tips for entrepreneurs Video

first_imgIBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:00/23:14Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-23:14?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … Biz Talk – Can online events replace physical events Challenging the monotonous work culture of the events industry was the main idea behind the start-up, which successfully started off World Blockchain Summit. The event was the first in the blockchain sphere to be endorsed by Smart Dubai Government and Dubai Economy at the same time.Trescon’s business model is B2B, which connects businesses with opportunities through conferences, road shows, expos, demand generation and consulting services.Saleem said the events industry in India is expected to reach Rs 10,000 crore by 2020. The rapidly-growing events industry brings in more opportunities for Trescon, said Saleem while speaking in an exclusive interview with IBTimes, India. Close Be it a marriage ceremony or big-scale corporate events, there are companies out there offering their managing skills to make sure everything goes on smoothly and as planned. But how important is organizing the event management industry, which demands proficient ‘managing’ skills as its fundamental DNA? Mohammed Saleem, CEO of Trescon — an emerging event management and business solutions company —  spoke candidly during the latest BizTalk interaction about the challenges and limitations of the events industry and how his company overcame the obstacles with perseverance and dedication.In conversation with International Business Times India’s Executive Editor, Danish Manzoor, Saleem spoke about his journey in the events industry, where he started as a sales executive and went up the ladder to become the CEO of his own start-up, Trescon Global.The thirst to do something new and innovative in the events industry led Saleem to start Trescon, he said.last_img read more

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