Mercedes XClass pickup might be ready to kick the bucket report says

first_img 2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class puts some fancy trim on your cowboy boots 2020 Volvo XC60 T8 Polestar Engineered first drive: Almost Super Trouper Enlarge ImageGood night, sweet prince, we hardly knew ye. Mercedes-Benz If you live in the US and don’t pay particularly close attention to car and truck models that aren’t sold here, you could easily be forgiven for not knowing that Mercedes-Benz makes a pickup truck. It’s called the X-Class, and it’s actually pretty cool.Unfortunately, it may not be long for this world if a report published Tuesday by Automotive News Europe is to be believed. The reason for the possible demise of the X-Class is the current worldwide sales slump for new vehicles. The X-Class, being kind of a niche product — and a badge-engineered one at that — is an easy target for cost savings. Yep, we said badge-engineered. The X-Class is based on a Nissan pickup (that we also don’t get in the US) called the Navara. Obviously, Mercedes being what it is, it changes a ton of stuff, so it’s not quite as bad as say, Volkswagen rebadging a Grand Caravan as the Routan.In any case, the X-Class (which has been around since 2017) hasn’t exactly been flying off of dealer lots. Automotive News Europe pegs the global sales for the model at just 16,700 units. By comparison, Mercedes shifted around 15,000 S-Class models in 2018 in the US alone.When you consider that the S-Class costs more than twice as much as an X-Class (based on German market prices) and sedan sales are in the proverbial terlet here, the model’s discontinuation starts to make some real sense.Now, we’ll shed no tears for the X-Class if and when it goes away, but we do like the idea of a Mercedes pickup. We just need to convince the folks back in Stuttgart to do some really wild stuff like make a Jeep Gladiatoresque version of the G-wagen and sell it in America. 0 Share your voice 48 Photos Mercedes-Benz Nissan 2019 Nissan Pathfinder Rock Creek Edition first drive: Its roots are showing Tags 2020 Kia Soul review: Well-rounded box 8:42 Now playing: Watch this: Trucks Car Industry Post a comment 2019 Mercedes-AMG GT53 4-door: A fancy-pants muscle car Mercedes-Benz More From Roadshowlast_img read more

HSBC Underweight on Sensex to Return to Dalal Street Only After 10

first_imgHSBC has cut the outlook for Indian stocks to ‘underweight’ from overweight earlier, saying that the market is likely to more downside due to poor corporate earnings, limited scope for rate cuts and significant negative impact from El Nino conditions.The bank sees huge scope for capital outflows from the country, as foreign investors buying of domestic equities looks stretched.”India remains one of the most over-owned markets in Asia, but earnings growth is slowing and there is little room for further rate cuts,” HSBC said on Wednesday in a note  to Reuters.The investment bank chooses to stay away from the markets at current levels and looks to re-enter the markets if they decline by another 10 percent.The Indian stock markets have been trading highly volatile for the past few sessions on controversy over the Minimum Alternate Tax (MAT) on overseas investors. The government has asked them to pay MAT on long-term capital gains from equities earned previously.The bank sees no sign of rebound in India’s capex cycle and says the country has recorded the highest number of earnings downgrades in the region.”For earnings expectations to recover on a sustainable basis, they would need to see a recovery in the capex cycle and credit growth, but that is not visible yet. While reforms have been put in place, it might take some time before they impact corporate earnings,” HSBC told The Economic Times.Easing inflation and subdued growth may offer little scope for rate cuts by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in its next review meeting in June, but the bank sees little room for rate cuts from next year.”Rate cuts beyond 2015 and in the run up to RBI’s inflation target of 4% in early 2018 will depend on the government’s structural reforms. If they are coming, there could be further space to cut. But if not, the RBI may just have to sit tight,” said Devendra Joshi and Herald van der Linde, analysts at HSBC.Absence of rate cuts will provide little liquidity to the corporates weighing on the economic growth in the country.Lack of investments has led to companies reporting lacklustre earnings in the last fiscal year, with 396 companies showing a fall in revenue by 7 percent and profit by 6 percent on yearly basis, Firstpost reported citing a research note by SBI.Besides, the bank is concerned about the adverse impact of El Nino phenomenon on monsoon rainfall. El Nino may lead to poor monsoon rainfall during June-September, resulting in causing more damage to the agriculture sector, which is already hit by unseasonal rains.A second consecutive year of deficient monsoon rainfall would deepen the rural distress, in turn reducing the rural demand.last_img read more

WATCH Gramin Sewa driver attacks policemen with sword after road rage incident

first_img Watch | Auto Driver attacks policemen with sword Close The Delhi Police had to battle a sword-wielding Gramin Sewa on Sunday when he got into an argument with PCR personnel after his vehicle allegedly grazed the police’s car.The incident occurred in Mukherjee Nagar when the Gramin Sewa vehicle driver grazed a police vehicle parked outside the station. An argument broke out between the driver and the PCR personnel which ended up with the driver pulling out a sword. He was overpowered by the police personnel in the area and arrested. One policeman suffered from a deep gash in his head, reports News18.  IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:02/0:40Loaded: 0%0:02Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-0:38?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 … Before his arrest, the man had tried to attack as many as a dozen police personnel and had his friends from the Sikh community also help him. The accused’s juvenile associate attempted to get into the vehicle and run away but ran over a policeman’s leg in the process. He was detained by the police.Many videos of the incident were shot on mobile phones and uploaded on social media after which they went viral. The videos showed the tempo driver wielding a sword and trying to attack the policeman while another showed him getting beaten up by the policemen.After the driver was arrested, he accused the police of using unnecessary force and hitting him and his son mercilessly. The driver’s arrest saw the Sikh community of the area come out onto the streets as a sign of protest. They even went to the extent of sitting outside the Mukherjee Nagar police station as a sign of protest on Sunday night.Politicians also commented on the incident with a majority of them showing their support to the Sikh vehicle driver.Bharatiya Janata Party MLA from Rajouri Garden Manjinder Singh Sirsa claimed that the policemen insulted the driver by attacking the turban. Sirsa went on to take part in the protests and sat outside the Mukherjee Nagar police station on Sunday night. He also called for the rustication of the policemen and said that he will be meeting with Police Commissioner, Amulya Patnaik, on Monday and the home ministry.On Monday morning, Sirsa tweeted, “We have got three police officials suspended for their inhumane behaviour. Rest of them will also meet the same fate. Thanking all who came to protest with us. I have been told @AmitShah Ji has himself ensuring action in this regard.”Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also tweeted about the incident. He wrote, “Delhi Police brutality in Mukherjee Nagar is highly condemnable and unjustified. I demand an impartial probe into the whole incident & strict action against the guilty. Protectors of citizens can’t be allowed to turn into uncontrolled violent mobsters.”last_img read more

Wyatt Receives Preseason AllAmerica Second Team Recognition

first_img LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville junior first baseman Logan Wyatt was named Monday to Collegiate Baseball newspaper’s preseason All-America Second Team. The announcement marked the first preseason All-America team for the 2019 season.Wyatt was a Collegiate Baseball Newspaper All-America Third Team honoree as a sophomore in 2018 after hitting .339 with six home runs, 69 RBIs, 22 doubles, 63 walks, 51 runs scored, .559 slugging percentage and .490 on-base percentage. The Louisville native ranked third in the NCAA in walks, 15th in on-base percentage, 17th in RBIs and 18th in doubles while leading the Cardinals to their 11th NCAA Championship berth in the last 12 seasons. In addition to his All-America honor, Wyatt was also an All-ACC First Team selection last season and was named to the 2018 NCAA All-Lubbock Regional Team.The Cardinals are scheduled to open the 2019 season against UConn with a three-game series on Feb. 15-17 at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland, Florida, the spring training home of the Detroit Tigers. Louisville’s home-opener at Jim Patterson Stadium is set for Feb. 20 at 3 p.m., ET against Eastern Kentucky. 2019 Collegiate Baseball Preseason All-Americans Story Links 2019 LOUISVILLE BASEBALL SEASON TICKETSAfter one season of ticketed admission for all home games, the Cardinals are giving free admission back to the fans in 2019. Louisville’s 15 ACC games as well as non-conference games against UK and Vanderbilt will be ticketed events at Jim Patterson Stadium. All other non-conference matchups, including games against Ole Miss, Western Kentucky and Xavier, will have free admission.The 2019 reserved chairback ticket packages, which include one ticket to each of the 17 ticketed games, are priced at $110 for adults, $90 for senior adults/youths and $90 for families of four or more. Season tickets for the Left Field Berm are also available at $50 per ticket. Season tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online here, by calling 502-GO-CARDS or by visiting the Louisville Cardinals Ticket Office, located near Gate 2 at Cardinal Stadium (2800 South Floyd Street) on weekdays from 9 a.m., until 5 p.m., ET. Complete details on 2019 UofL baseball tickets can be found at gocards.com/bsbtickets. FOLLOWING THE CARDINALS ON SOCIAL MEDIAFans can follow Louisville baseball on Twitter at @UofLBaseball and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ulbaseball. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Blockers Again Tops Studios TV Ad Spending

first_imgImpressions: 247,909,375Attention Score: 92.71Attention Index: 95National Airings: 772Networks: 50Most Spend On: TBS, AMCCreative Versions: 28Est. Lifetime TV Spend: $26.92MStudio: Warner Bros.Started Airing: 01/21/18 Popular on Variety Top Movie Commercials by Weekly TV SpendData provided by iSpot.tv $5.21M – Blockers 1 Movie titles with a minimum spend of $100,000 for airings detected between 04/02/2018 and 04/08/2018.* TV Impressions – Total TV ad impressions delivered for the brand or spot.* Attention Score – Measures the propensity of consumers to interrupt an ad play on TV. The higher the score, the more complete views. Actions that interrupt an ad play include changing the channel, pulling up the guide, fast-forwarding or turning off the TV.* Attention Index – Represents the Attention of a specific creative or program placement vs the average. The average is represented by a score of 100, and the total index range is from 0 through 200. For example, an attention index of 125 means that there are 25% fewer interrupted ad plays compared to the average.Variety has partnered with iSpot.tv, the real-time TV ad measurement company with attention analytics from more than eight million smart TVs, to bring you this weekly look at what studios are spending to market their movies on TV. Learn more about the iSpot.tv platform and methodology. $5.15M – Rampage In this week’s edition of the Variety Movie Commercial Tracker, powered by the TV advertising attention analytics company iSpot.tv, Universal Pictures claims the top spot in spending for the second week in a row with “Blockers.” Ads placed for the comedy had an estimated media value of $5.21 million through Sunday for 1,041 national ad airings on 39 networks. (Spend figures are based on estimates generated from April 2-8. Estimates may be updated after the chart is posted as new information becomes available.) Universal prioritized spend across networks including NBC, ABC and USA Network, and during shows such as The Voice, Scandal and Siren. Just behind “Blockers” in second place: Warner Bros.’ “Rampage,” which saw 772 national ad airings across 50 networks, with an estimated media value of $5.15 million. $4.28M – A Quiet Place Impressions: 291,066,915Attention Score: 94.47Attention Index: 120National Airings: 1,012Networks: 31Most Spend On: AMC, Comedy CentralCreative Versions: 45Est. Lifetime TV Spend: $14.34MStudio: Paramount PicturesStarted Airing: 02/25/18center_img Impressions: 122,867,260Attention Score: 94.70Attention Index: 124National Airings: 307Networks: 32Most Spend On: TBS, AMCCreative Versions: 15Est. Lifetime TV Spend: $7.13MStudio: MarvelStarted Airing: 03/11/18 $4.09M – Avengers: Infinity War Impressions: 193,464,621Attention Score: 93.37Attention Index: 104National Airings: 628Networks: 26Most Spend On: FOX, ABCCreative Versions: 25Est. Lifetime TV Spend: $9.57MStudio: Universal PicturesStarted Airing: 02/25/18 $4.38M – Truth or Dare Impressions: 321,995,250Attention Score: 91.89Attention Index: 86National Airings: 1,041Networks: 39Most Spend On: NBC, ABCCreative Versions: 55Est. Lifetime TV Spend: $23.22MStudio: Universal PicturesStarted Airing: 01/08/18 TV ad placements for Universal’s “Truth or Dare” (EMV: $4.38 million), Paramount’s “A Quiet Place” ($4.28 million) and Marvel’s “Avengers: Infinity War” ($4.09 million) round out the chart. Notably, “Avengers: Infinity War” has the best iSpot Attention Index (124) in the ranking, getting 24% fewer interruptions than the average movie ad (interruptions include changing the channel, pulling up the guide, fast-forwarding or turning off the TV). ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

BGU security team says vulnerability found in Samsung Knox

first_img © 2013 Phys.org Citation: BGU security team says vulnerability found in Samsung Knox (2013, December 26) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-12-bgu-team-vulnerability-samsung-knox.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Pentagon clears use of Samsung’s devices More information: in.bgu.ac.il/en/Pages/news/samsung_breach.aspxcenter_img An alleged vulnerability in the container design is what caught the security researchers’ attention. The researchers said they believe the alleged breach “enables easy interception of data communications between the secure container and the external world including file transfers, emails and browser activity.” The vulnerability was uncovered by Mordechai Guri, part of a research team at the Cyber Security Labs, discovered during an unrelated research task. A BGU report posted Tuesday presented details of the findings: “The Knox architecture features a regular phone environment as well as a secure container that is supposed to add security protection to the phone. All data and communications that take place within the secure container are protected and even if a malicious application should attack the non-secure part all the protected data should be inaccessible under all circumstances. However, the newly found breach can be used to bypass all Knox security measures. By simply installing an ‘innocent’ app on the regular phone (in the non-secure container) all communications from the phone can be captured and exposed.” Guri said, “We are also contacting Samsung in order to provide them with the full technical details of the breach so it can be fixed immediately.” The university’s Cyber Security Labs have been conducting research on mobile device security as well as network security for seven years. Samsung, according to the WSJ report, said it was looking into the allegations, and takes all security vulnerability claims seriously. The WSJ report said that a Samsung spokesperson, however, noted that the BGU lab’s breach of the system appeared to have been carried out on a device that was not fully loaded with the extra software that a corporate client would use in conjunction with Knox. (Phys.org) —Israeli researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) said a security flaw was discovered by a team member, a PhD student, and that this vulnerability could enable interception of data on Samsung mobile devices based on the Knox architecture. The discovery of the alleged security flaw was reported earlier this week in The Wall Street Journal,. Fundamentally, the BGU discovery report involves Samsung Knox, which the South Korean giant announced earlier this year as a secure platform solution in mobile architecture for BYOD business environments, providing security hardening from the hardware through to the application layer. Knox is a container solution for separating business and personal use of a mobile device, in step with the Samsung For Enterprise (SAFE) program, to promote the readiness of Samsung devices for enterprise use. Explore furtherlast_img read more

Education dept curbs authority of District Inspectors

first_imgKolkata: The state Education department on Monday clipped the wings of the District Inspectors (DI) of schools when it comes to teacher recruitment and directed them to inform the district magistrate and the Education department about the resolution of the managing committee, before taking any decision on the same.The decision was taken at a meeting with the DIs of schools across the state that was chaired by state Education minister Partha Chatterjee, secretary of School Education Manish Jain and senior officials of the department. All the DIs of the state, except Darjeeling, Siliguri and North Dinajpur, attended the meeting. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life”The DIs would send the recommendation of the managing committee to the District Magistrate and to the Commissioner of School Education, before taking any decision regarding recruitment of teachers,” a senior official of the Education department said. According to sources, the minister expressed his displeasure over the decision of shuffling of teachers at Daribhit High School in Islampur and reprimanded some DIs for taking an aggressive role in the recruitment or shuffling of teachers. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killed”The reshuffling of posts in Daribhit School is illegal. The DIs should consult the district magistrate and the School Education department before such reshuffling to avoid any untoward incident,” the official said. According to sources, Daribhit High School had no vacancy. Among its 22 sanctioned posts, five are para-teachers. “It is nothing wrong on the part of any school seeking extra teachers. But suddenly some people turned vocal, alleging that teaching posts are vacant and were seen with flags of a certain party, causing violence in which two students were killed. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has directed to deal with the situation strongly,” Chatterjee said.last_img read more