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Kyrgios offers to bring food to those most in need

first_imgNick Kyrgios has needed to dedicate himself to serving to his Australian compatriots in the course of the quarantine of the nation to curb infections by the coronavirus, which have already left greater than 5,600 contaminated and 33 deceased.Kyrgios posted a message on his Instagram account providing to bring food to those who don’t have any revenue or who’re going by means of a troublesome scenario due to confinement. “If somebody will not be working or has no revenue and runs out of food or is having a tough time … please don’t go to sleep on an empty abdomen. Don’t be afraid or embarrassed to ship me a personal message. It will make me very glad share what I’ve. It doesn’t matter if it’s a field of noodles, some bread or milk. I’ll go away it in your doorstep, no questions requested! “ A brand new gesture of solidarity from Kyrgios, who in January was one of many predominant promoters of the world tennis initiative to assist those affected by the fires that ravaged Australia. The Australian joins different initiatives developed by different rackets corresponding to Rafa Nadal, together with Pau Gasol, Novak Djokovic or Roger Federer, who’ve additionally donated cash to assist those affected by the coronavirus pandemic.last_img read more

`Big game’ always has importance

first_imgLOS ANGELES – For once, USC is not playing solely for pride and bragging rights when it travels to Pauley Pavilion tonight to face rival UCLA. If the No. 19 Trojans can shock the No. 2 Bruins, USC will tie UCLA for first place in the Pacific 10 Conference. “We were one shot away,” Lodrick Stewart said. “He misses that shot, we would have won. That gives us a lot of confidence that we can get this win.” Westphal said he thought after that 1971 season that USC and UCLA would be perennial top-10 teams for the rest of his life, but it didn’t turn out that way. The Trojans have had only fleeting moments of success. USC hasn’t won a conference title since 1961. For the team veterans – Stewart, Nick Young and Gabe Pruitt – this is an opportunity they relish. They remember being last in the Pac-10 just two years ago. “I can finally say we’re fighting for the No. 1 spot in the Pac-10,” Nick Young said. “We’ve come from last place to second place, and this could mean a lot to our program.” Pruitt hurt Starting point guard Pruitt said he expects to play though he suffered a mild sprain to his right ankle while making an awkward stop late in practice Tuesday. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Former USC player and coach Bob Boyd, the program’s resident historian with 56 years following the team, said he doesn’t remember a USC-UCLA game this big since 1971. In that season, a Paul Westphal-led Trojans team coached by Boyd had a chance to tie the Bruins for first place in the final game of the regular season but lost 73-62. center_img That game had even more drama than this one. USC had been ranked No. 1 in the nation for half the season before losing to UCLA in the first game. The Bruins took over No. 1 in the polls, but the Trojans had climbed back to No. 2 by the second contest. Back in those days, only the winner of the Pac-10 made the NCAA Tournament. So, even though they were the top two teams in the nation, only one was going to move on to the postseason. USC ended up 24-2, with both losses to UCLA, but did not advance. “The game meant either ending your year or moving on,” Westphal said. “It’s a different system now and a different kind of pressure, but this is still a very compelling game.” USC players thought that they gave the game away when they allowed UCLA to come back from a 10-point deficit and win on Arron Afflalo’s buzzer-beating jumper Jan. 13. That they outplayed UCLA for most of the game has the Trojans believing they can win at Pauley, where they have a pair of 21-point defeats the past two seasons. last_img read more

Global Sales December 2018 2 Million PlugIn Electric Cars Sold

first_imgModels rankThe indisputable market leader in 2018 was Tesla Model 3 with an all-time record of 25,050 in December and an all-time record of 145,846 in 2018. No other all-electric (or plug-in hybrid) model was ever even close to Model 3 results.All the people engaged in Tesla Model 3 (and broadly in Tesla) should hear a big thank you from all of us, EV enthusiasts, for what they have done, showing the way for the entire automotive industry. Good luck and hopefully 300,000 sales in 2019!The next two places were taken by Chinese BAIC EC-Series (90,637) and Nissan LEAF (87,149) – both set new own records. For LEAF it was first new record since the good old times – 2014 when 61,013 were sold. Perspectives for growth at EC-Series and LEAF/LEAF e+ are good in 2019.Tesla Model S (50,045) and Tesla Model X (49,349) complemented the all-electric Top 5 making Tesla the brand with 3 models in Top 5!BYD put the most – five – models in the Top 20, which consist of 3 models from the U.S., 3 from Europe and 3 from Japan (the remaining 11 are from China).Hopefully, in 2019 more models will be selling at a rate of more than 10,000 per month. More sales reports Our thanks to EV Sales Blog for tallying up and estimating the individual sales by OEM In 2018 Over 386,000 Plug-In Electric Cars Were Registered In Europe China Amazes With 180,000 Plug-In Electric Car Sales In December US Plug-In Electric Car Sales Charted: December 2018center_img Author Liberty Access TechnologiesPosted on January 31, 2019Categories Electric Vehicle News Manufacturers rankThe race between manufacturers of plug-in electric car sales was won by Tesla, ahead of BYD, which is the only company able to keep a similar pace of growth. It’s the first such title for Tesla, especially important because Tesla sells only all-electric cars and offers only three models.BYD is still the biggest EV manufacturer when we include buses and trucks – 247,811, but this is rather a curiosity than an important comparison.Strong six-digit results were achieved also by BAIC and BMW, while Nissan missed the mark of 100,000 by some 3,000.Tesla: 39,731 (245,240 YTD)BYD: 37,015 (227,364 YTD)BAIC: 27,823 (164,958 YTD)About 49% of total plug-ins sold have origins from China, while 16% come from the U.S. and 12% from Germany. Other countries supply just 23%. Amazing year, amazing growth and recordsSales of plug-in electric cars increased very fast and in December reached an all-time record of around 286,367 (according to EV Sales Blog estimations), which is the fourth consecutive new record.The rate of growth was 70%, which is enough to be happy with the progress.See more our sales reports for December 2018 here.Thanks to the superb end of the year, the year 2018 closed with 2 million sales! The estimated result stands at 2,018,247, which is 72% more than a year ago at an average market share of 2.1%.All-electric cars took 69% of sales, while PHEV 31%. Such high advantage for BEVs has not been seen since 2011.Next year result is expected at 3-3.5 million with a monthly record maybe at around 500,000.Global Plug-In Electric Car Sales – December 2018 Source: Electric Vehicle Newslast_img read more