Ducati releases New 2017 Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro Pro

first_imgDucati has unveiled yet another great variant to the Multistrada 1200 Enduro especially for those adventure riders who are eager to get some off-road fun that is the Pro Edition. What’s already a great package to begin with has been garnished with a few extra bits to make it more awesome when going on those off-road adventures.The latest Multistrada Enduro evolution features a sand colourway with rough surface finish, front end and tank cover. The 1200 Enduro Pro also comes with a two-tone seat and blacked out sub-frame, clutch and alternator covers to give the Pro an even more durable and tough facade.Just to make sure that your off-road adventures won’t go down in the drain due to poorly-chosen tyres, Ducati has thrown in a set of Pirelli SCORPION™ Rally tyres which fit as standard on the Multistrada Enduro’s wheels. These dual-purpose tyres from Pirelli not only offer great grip on unpaved areas but also provide some respectable performance on the asphalt as well.The biggest highlight of them all has got to be the type-approved Ducati Performance titanium exhaust courtesy of pipe expert, Termignoni. There’s also the Ducati Performance bull bars complimented with LED lights from Touratech and a lower screen for better visibility.Apart from all these, the new 2017 Multistrada Enduro Pro shares the same characteristics as the normal (but highly innovative) Multistrada 1200 Enduro. Some of the key points in why the Enduro and Enduro Pro are more than capable machines are the super tough frame together with its Ducati 1,198cc Testastretta DVT Euro4-approved engine which pumps out 160hp and 136Nm of torque.There’s also the selectable riding mode to fit any of your riding criteria or conditions such as Enduro, Touring, Sport and Urban. On the safety aspects, the Enduro Pro also comes with ABS Cornering, Cornering Lights (DCL), Ducati Traction Control (DTC), Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) and the semi-active Ducati Skyhook Suspension (DSS) Evolution system with 200 mm of wheel travel all come as standard, as does Vehicle Hold Control (VHC) for smooth uphill starts.To ensure smooth riding, Ducati has thrown in the electronic speed control and Bluetooth module as standards which allow riders to access their phones when connected via the Ducati Multimedia System. All of these can be done by using the switchgears positioned on the handlebar which will then relay all the necessary information to the rider using the TFT dashboard.To recap, the new 2017 Multistrada 1200 Enduro Pro special features are:Sand colourDedicated two-tone seatBlack rear sub-frameBlack alternator and clutch coverLow screenDucati Performance tubular steel tank bars by Touratech with supplementary LED lightingDucati Performance titanium silencer by Termignoni, type-approvedScorpion Rally tyresStandard features of the Multistrada 1200 Enduro which are also available on the Pro include:Ducati Testastretta DVT engineBosch Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU)Bosch-Brembo ABS 9.1ME Cornering braking systemElectronic cruise controlRiding ModesDucati Multimedia System (DMS)Ride-by-Wire Power Modes (PM)Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC)Ducati Traction Control (DTC)Vehicle Hold Control (VHC)Sachs semi-active electronic suspension (front and rear): Ducati Skyhook Suspension (DSS) Evolution systemFull LED headlight with Ducati Cornering Lights (DCL)Dashboard with full-TFT 5” colour screenCentre stand–Ads– Ducati has introduced the latest 2017 Ducati Multistrada Enduro Pro which has been geared to be more tough and adventure-ready.The Pro features a new Sand-themed colourway, two-toned seat, Ducati Performance bull bar, Termignoni titanium exhaust and many more.The Enduro Pro will be available in the UK market soon with a price tag of £18,995 (around RM102,797 after direct conversion).last_img read more

UWF men’s golf ranks second in NCAA Division II

first_imgOctober 22, 2015 GOLFSTAT RANKINGSINDIANAPOLIS – The University of West Florida men’s golf team ranks second in NCAA Division II according to Golfstat’s rankings released earlier on Thursday. The ranking marks as the highest spot since the 2007-2008 academic year and is the third year in UWF men’s golf history that the team has earned the No. 2 spot. The 2007-2008 season is the last year West Florida won the NCAA Division II National Championship. West Florida only trails No. 1 Saint Leo in the poll. UWF has claimed two titles this year, taking the top spot at the Jay Jennison Memorial and the Patriot Intercollegiate. The UWF men’s golf team is one of five NCAA Division II programs to win two tournamentsin the 2015-16 school year. The Argos also claimed a runner-up position at the Guy Harvey Invitational on Oct. 13. Individual rankings are led by sophomores Henry Westmoreland (Wacissa, Fla./Florida State University School) and Chandler Blanchet (Gainesville, Fla./Buchholz HS) who are ranked 14th and 16th in the nation, respectively. Westmoreland claimed the first overall spot at West Florida’s first tournament of the year, the Jay Jennison Memorial, and owns    a 71 stroke average through the team’s first nine rounds. Westmoreland is ranked as the 11th best player in the South Region in addition to his national ranking. Blanchet has finished in the top 15 in all three of UWF’s tournaments this fall, highlighted by his effort at the Guy Harvey Invitational where he finished in a tie for third. Blanchet ranks as the eighth best player in the South Region and has posted a 72 stroke average through his first three tournaments. West Florida men’s golf resumes action on Oct. 26-27, when it heads to Orlando, Florida to partake in the McDonough Cup hosted by Rollins University at Rio Pinar Country Club. For information on all UWF athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com. #ARGOS#Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Highlights: Blackburn Rovers 0-1 Bristol City

first_imgWatch the highlights as City overcame Blackburn Rovers in the Sky Bet Championship to secure their eighth straight win in all competitions and extend their unbeaten run to 14 matches.last_img

Ohio State women top No. 14 Iowa 91-85 in OT in Big 10

first_imgHOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) — Kelsey Mitchell scored 29 points for the second night in a row, Alexa Hart added 24 and Ohio State topped No. 14 Iowa 91-85 in overtime to advance to the Big Ten Conference tournament final on Sunday.Ohio State (23-9) will face No. 4 Maryland (29-2), winners over No. 24 Northwestern in the other semifinal on Saturday.In overtime, Whitney Jennings made a pair of free throws with 42 seconds left to draw Iowa to within one point. But on the next possession, Mitchell nailed a 3-pointer with 14 seconds left to make it a four-point game.Jennings missed from the inside on the next trip down, and Mitchell made two free throws to seal it.After a tightly-contested second half, Hart hit 1 of 2 free throws to put Ohio State up by two with 17 seconds to go, but Bethany Doolittle’s layup with three seconds left forced overtime.The teams were tied at the half at 37.Melissa Dixon had 22 points and Doolittle finished with 21 for Iowa (24-7).last_img read more

Pironkova: The child changed me, I am already a different person

first_imgTsvetana Pironkova answered questions from journalists after defeating Alize Cornet (FR) and qualifying for the quarterfinals of the US Open.– How would you comment on the match?– It was very difficult for me to accept that I did not win in two sets. I realized that I had to change something in order to survive, play more aggressively and shorten the time of the playoffs. It worked.– For the first time you win consecutive matches on hard courts from the tournament in Sydney, where you became champion …– Right?“It looks impressive.”“Honestly, I haven’t thought about it.” It’s amazing that I’ve come so far. It’s hard for me to describe, but I still won four games. Really good achievement.– Your son is not here, but your brother is with you as a coach. What does this mean for you, can you describe your relationship with your brother?“I have a great relationship with my brother.” He is the person I play tennis with most often, he has been my sparring partner since childhood. He knows me very well not only from a personal but also from a professional point of view. He also gives me great support. He is as calm as I am. My career is actually a family story, without the family I wouldn’t be here.– What do you think about the match with Serena Williams?– A very difficult opponent. We have played several times and I have no victory. It will be a great honor for me to meet such a champion and legend. I look forward to this match because I know the feeling will be special. I will try to give my best.– What is the difference between your tennis now and the one before you stopped playing sports?– When I started playing again, I had to work on a lot of things. Mostly for the service, but also on the shots from the bottom of the court. Definitely my mental setting is different because the stress on me is less. I just enjoy the game, and that’s actually the most important thing.– You have a child, did that help you in any way in tennis?– Everything related to motherhood helped me. I became a different person and my attention is no longer on me, but on the child. And that’s good. I think I became more organized.– You have a difficult match ahead of you, do you have to change something in your game?– I do not know yet. I determine my strategy when I go out on the court and when we exchange a few balls with the opponent.– For the first time you are so ahead at the US Open. What does this mean for you? And what is your favorite Grand Slam tournament? – After three years of absence means a lot. Such a result in my first tournament … All Grand Slam tournaments are special for tennis players, at least I think so. Well, for me, Wimbledon is a favorite because I have great results there, the atmosphere and the smell of the grass, the clothes all in white and the traditions are special.last_img read more

LSJ magazine featuring Oakridge’s Leroy Quinn on the cover to hit news stands Friday, get free download here first

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EIG 2016: Amitabh Ghatak – Reality Bites…embracing new technology

first_img Related Articles Amitabh GhatakThe industry’s relationship with new technology and its impact on consumer trends and behaviour will be a key point of discussion at this week’s EIG 2016 Conference (Arena Berlin 18-20 October).Amitabh Ghatak former William Hill  Head of Product Development details to SBC how operators and industry stakeholders should assess and value new technologies entering the industry’s value chain.__________________________SBC: Hi Amitabh, you will be speaking at EIG Berlin on new technology impacts, Why should industry stakeholders be concerned by this subject matter?  Amitabh Ghatak: All industries across the world are either leveraging technology to gain a competitive edge or are worried about the next startup that could potentially disrupt an industry entirely.In gaming industry itself, you only have to look back to 2012 – the point at which mobile became the dominant emerging channel. It was such a seismic shift and companies that didn’t have a mobile-first approach got left behind fairly quickly.SBC: In your opinion are igaming and betting industry stakeholders good at embracing new technologies? What can be done to have a more innovative marketplace?  AG: We need to recognise that we are not tech companies – although some companies are making genuine efforts to be one. Till the time we have the desire and the tech platform to be “Innovators”, I don’t see anything wrong in being the “Early Majority.”That said, as a technology enthusiast, Im genuinely surprised by how little progress we’ve made on the gaming side. Are our slots particularly different from what they were in 70’s? Yes, the device has changed, but with such amazing (non-gambling) games coming to mobile devices, the current suite looks a little dated. Even if you look at the social casino world, they are quite ahead in terms of an “entertaining experience” compared to RMG.SBC: Assessing current consumer trends and habits, what technology do you feel will lead to the next industry ‘paradigm shift’?AG: Almost certainly VR/AR. You only have to look at Mark Zuckerberg’s Oculus Connect talk to understand where the future is. Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and others are pumping in money by the billions in order to nail this. Pokemon Go has paved the way for people to think of AR as a genuine revenue generating opportunity. Augmented Reality has always been one of those technologies that was looking for a purpose, and I think its finally come of age.SBC: With regards to new technology impacts, which outside industries should igaming and online betting stakeholder look to learn from?AG: There are several similarities between the world financial trading and sports betting (market makers vs book makers, trading, high transaction volumes, joy and pain of playing). Hedge funds now trade algorithmically in private pools with transaction times in milliseconds. They’ve even physically moved offices to be closer their data centres to save on transaction time. Of course this is a bit excessive (for now) but you can see how they maximise the use of tech.On the consumer side, the sports and gaming sites are modelled around an e-commerce experience (add-to-cart & checkout), although i think the large sites are still not very impressive – look to the niche e-commerce apps to get inspiration. l also see a blend of content and commerce becoming more relevant.SBC: As new technologies enter the market what industry legacy values do you feel will be tested or ultimately made redundant?AG: Retail is a steady ship but with a changing demographic, its getting harder to stay profitable. Certainly, there needs to be a pivot within retail towards a different profile – and that could be tech-driven, or could even be a partnership with another established chain.There’s also a greater set of options for the customer’s wallet, gaming is just one of the many. There would have to be a shift towards making the propositions more entertaining and intertwined with content as well as real-world (not just digital) opportunities to enhance the ride.SBC: Finally…what do you want EIG delegates to take away from your speaker session on new technology impacts?AG: One, there’s nothing wrong in being the “Early Majority.”, just be in a place to understand where the trends are outside the industry. Two, set yourself up for doing innovation, but always tie it to your core proposition – don’t try moonshots. and finally, partner with a company who specialises in the type of innovation you’re looking to experiment in. This is also not for the faint hearted, it requires time, effort and iterations._____________________Amitabh Ghatak Submit William Hill accelerates transformation agenda to overcome COVID realities August 5, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Gamesys tops list for GambleAware Q1 donations July 10, 2020 SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

Orioles recall McFarland; Jones sits again on Wednesday

first_imgThe Orioles tinkered with their bullpen yet again prior to Wednesday’s game in Boston by recalling left-handed pitcher T.J. McFarland and optioning right-hander Oliver Drake to Triple-A Norfolk.After spending the required 10 days with the Tides upon being sent down on June 14, McFarland brings more length to a bullpen that’s worked hard in recent weeks. Drake was recalled from Norfolk on Sunday but did not appear in a game in his latest stint with the Orioles.McFarland sports a 1.93 ERA in 9 1/3 innings for the Orioles this season, but that mark is deceiving as the 26-year-old southpaw has allowed 12 hits and issued eight walks, numbers that have earned him a 4.71 Fielding Independent Pitching (FIP) mark. The former Rule 5 pick settled into a long relief role last season while posting a 2.76 ERA in 58 2/3 innings of work, but his control issues have been problematic in 2015.The Orioles will need to make another roster move on Thursday with starting pitcher Miguel Gonzalez scheduled to return from the disabled list to start against the Red Sox. Right-handed pitcher Mychal Givens is expected to be sent back to the minors to make room, returning Baltimore to its normal seven-man bullpen.As anticipated, center fielder Adam Jones was out of the lineup for the sixth time in eight games on Wednesday with David Lough once again replacing him in center field.last_img read more

M. Brown, Onwuasor still sidelined from Thursday’s Ravens practice

first_imgOWINGS MILLS, Md. — Wide receiver Marquise Brown and inside linebacker Patrick Onwuasor remained sidelined from Thursday’s practice as the Ravens count down to their meeting with Cincinnati.Brown hurt his right ankle in the second quarter of the Week 5 win at Pittsburgh and didn’t return until the fourth quarter, registering just one catch for three yards after sustaining the injury. Offensive coordinator Greg Roman is hoping to get Brown going again after the 2019 first-round pick registered a total of 44 receiving yards over the last two games. However, he did make a terrific 11-yard touchdown catch before leaving Sunday’s game with the ailment.Many are clamoring for offensive coordinator Greg Roman to find more creative ways to get the speedy Brown the football as defenses have gone out of their way to take away the deep ball since the first two games of the season when Brown registered a combined 12 catches for 233 yards and two touchdowns.“I think we’d like to definitely deploy Marquise in a variety of ways,” Roman said. “I think if you do them all at once, that’s one way to do it. But you kind of like to evolve and add things as you go rather than just kind of throw it all out there in one game or two games. It’s a long season, so it’ll continue to evolve, his role.”Onwuasor is also dealing with a right ankle injury despite playing all but six defensive snaps against the Steelers. With the arrival of veteran Josh Bynes to play the “Mike” linebacker position last week, Onwuasor moved back to the weak side, the position he previously played next to four-time Pro Bowl selection C.J. Mosley.Should Onwuasor not be able to play Sunday, the Ravens would have to choose between second-year linebackers Kenny Young and Chris Board to play next to Bynes, who is rapidly gaining trust among Ravens coaches and teammates after a strong 2019 debut.“The biggest thing Josh brought was a calmness to the middle of the defense, and it let ‘Peanut’ play faster,” defensive coordinator Wink Martindale said. “It just really brought a calmness to our group inside there with the linebacker room.”Tight end Mark Andrews (left shoulder) and cornerback Maurice Canady (thigh) practiced on a limited basis Thursday after sitting out the first practice of the week.Meanwhile, the Bengals welcomed back wide receiver A.J. Green to practice for the first time since the seven-time Pro Bowl selection injured his ankle on the first day of training camp in July. Green will not play against the Ravens, but his limited participation improves his chances of playing in Week 7.Offensive tackle Cordy Glenn (concussion) didn’t practice after working on a limited basis Wednesday, making it likely he’ll miss his sixth straight game to begin the season.Below is Thursday’s full injury report:BALTIMOREDID NOT PARTICIPATE: WR Marquise Brown (ankle), LB Patrick Onwuasor (ankle), CB Jimmy Smith (knee), DT Brandon Williams (non-injury)LIMITED PARTICIPATION: TE Mark Andrews (shoulder), CB Maurice Canady (thigh)FULL PARTICIPATION: CB Brandon Carr (non-injury), RB Mark Ingram (non-injury), G Marshal Yanda (non-injury), S Earl Thomas (non-injury)CINCINNATIDID NOT PARTICIPATE: DT Ryan Glasgow (thigh), OT Cordy Glenn (concussion), OT Andre Smith (ankle), S Shawn Williams (thigh), DE Kerry Wynn (concussion)LIMITED PARTICIPATION: DE Carlos Dunlap (knee), WR A.J. Green (ankle), CB Dre Kirkpatrick (non-injury), G John Miller (groin), LB Nick Vigil (ankle)FULL PARTICIPATION: K Randy Bullock (back), WR Alex Erickson (concussion), G Michael Jordan (ankle)last_img read more

Ravens agree to terms with first-round pick Queen, third-rounder Duvernay

first_imgWith rookies beginning to report to team facilities around the NFL for the start of training camp this week, the Ravens have agreed to contract terms with first-round pick Patrick Queen and third-round selection Devin Duvernay.Queen, an inside linebacker from LSU, was the 28th overall selection in the 2020 draft and projected to receive a four-year, $12.16 million contract in the league’s slotted system. Queen will turn 21 next month and is expected to start for a top-shelf defense that lost veteran inside linebackers Josh Bynes and Patrick Onwuasor in free agency this offseason.The 6-foot, 232-pound Queen started only 15 games in his college career and is undersized by traditional standards, but his skill set is ideal for Wink Martindale’s defensive system valuing versatility. He finished his junior year with 85 tackles (12 for a loss), three sacks, one interception, and three pass breakups and was named defensive MVP in LSU’s national championship win over Clemson.“When you watched the film, you saw the instincts and the speed and athleticism,” director of player personnel Joe Hortiz said in May. “You were like, ‘Wow, he’s a 20-year old kid who’s showing this right now. What would he have been next year if he would have been another year starter with 12 more, 14 more starts under his belt? How much more instinctive would he be?’ I think you project that out forward.“He’s a smart kid, he works his butt off, he loves the game, and he’s a great character kid. You say to yourself, ‘Man, as this guy gets experience in the NFL, he’s just going to get better and better.’ We really think he’s got a high ceiling and also a high floor.”Queen was the first LSU player ever drafted by Baltimore and the third inside linebacker selected in the first round by the Ravens in their 25-year history, joining Hall of Famer Ray Lewis (1996) and C.J. Mosley (2014). Those two combined for 17 Pro Bowl selections in their time with Baltimore, leaving high expectations for the talented rookie.The 92nd overall pick out of Texas, Duvernay was a standout performer for the Longhorns in 2019, catching 106 passes for 1,386 yards and nine touchdowns. The 5-foot-11, 210-pound slot receiver earned first-team All-Big 12 honors in 2019 and finished his collegiate career with 176 receptions, 2,468 yards, and 16 touchdowns.With his entire draft class now under contract, general manager Eric DeCosta could now be faced with some unfortunate roster decisions entering camp with the league expected to reduce the preseason roster limit from 90 players to 80 in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic requiring social distancing and new health protocols. The Ravens entered Wednesday with 89 players on their roster.The roster reduction and the elimination of preseason games are expected to have a particularly harsh impact on undrafted rookies vying to make the regular-season roster, but expanded practice squads will allow teams to keep more developmental talent, which will be especially helpful with the uncertainty created by the pandemic.last_img read more