GM recalling 640,000 pickup trucks


first_imgGeneral Motors is issuing a recall on more than 640,000 pickup trucks because the seat belts can set the carpeting on the floor of the vehicles on fire.A small explosion is used to move a piston that tightens the high-tech seat belts before a crash.   The explosion can potentially release hot gas through an opening in the pretensioner brackets, possibly setting the carpet on the floor of the vehicle on fire.There have been reports of two fires but no injuries.The following pickup trucks are included in the recall:2019-2020 Chevrolet Silverado 15002019-2020 GMC Sierra 15002020 Chevrolet Silverado 25002020 Chevrolet Silverado 35002020 GMC Sierra 25002020 GMC Sierra 3500GM hasn’t said when the recall will begin, but dealerships will close the opening through which hot gas can be released at no cost to the truck owner. Truck owners may call Chevy at 1-800-222-1020 or GMC at 1-888-988-7267 and ask about recall number 192270600 if they have any additional questions.last_img read more

TTC set targets for Quadri in German League


first_imgThe management of German Bundesliga team, TTC RhönSprudel Fulda-Maberzell, has raised the stake for Aruna Quadri ahead of the new season in September.Quadri joined the German side from Sporting in Portugal and he is expected to lead the team in the prestigious European league for the 2020/2021 season, which serves off next month. According to the President of the club, Stefan Frauenholz, the arrival of Quadri has come with a lot of expectation from the Nigerian.Already, the team is targeting a play-off stage in the forthcoming season with the hope that Quadri will spearhead the team’s campaign.Frauenholz said: “TTC is confident about the new season.“Quadri Aruna is a top 20 player.“The Nigerian has not lost a game in Portugal in six years. “He plays very attractive table tennis and is very pre-stressed.“I think fans will enjoy him a lot.“The TTC board does not want to commit to a clear season goal.“The playoffs would be nice, but you also know that everything has to fit.“Quadri Aruna must strike as desired and Ruwen Filus also needs a super shape. “It’s a real surprise bag.”The decision by the league organisers to cancel the doubles match the President of TTC believes would surely help the team.“That would certainly be an advantage for us, as it would give us significantly more options when it comes to setting up,” said Frauenholz.Already, the rule has already been applied to the playoffs for the German Championship.RelatedPosts How we got rights to broadcast Live German Bundesliga matches – OurTv Aruna Quadri’s uncommon qualities stand him out, says Oshodi Quadri Aruna leads Africa to World Cup Apart from Quadri, the German team will be relying on the 23-year-old Hong Kong Siu Hang Lam as he has been considered as the ideal addition to the existing squad, while teenage sensation Fan Bo Meng is also crucial to the team.The youngster won a total of five games in his first season in the Bundesliga.Tags: aruna quadriGerman BundesligaGerman LeagueTTC RhönSprudel Fulda-Maberzelllast_img read more

Pakistan’s brave chase at the Gabba falls short


first_img… Australia survive scare to win by 39 runs(REUTERS) – A relieved Australia captured Pakistan’s last two wickets to win a captivating first day-night Test in Brisbane yesterday by 39 runs but the touring side won huge admiration for their dogged fourth innings resistance.Chasing a Test record 490 for victory, Pakistan had resumed the fifth and final day on 382 for eight and paceman Mitchell Starc proved the game-breaker when he ended a stubborn 71-run ninth-wicket partnership between Asad Shafiq and Yasir Shah.Starc struck with a searing delivery that pinged off Shafiq’s glove for an easy catch to David Warner in the gully, bringing to an end a heroic knock of 137.Yasir fell moments later to seal the win, run-out by home skipper Steve Smith with a direct hit for 33, having failed to ground his bat after an aborted single as Pakistan were eventually dismissed for 450.Australia take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series but Pakistan showed impressive fight to turn the match into a cliffhanger and will head to the second game in Melbourne on December 26 with renewed confidence.Starting the day needing 108 runs to win but with only two wickets intact, the tourists maintained a sliver of hope with middle-order batsman Shafiq at the crease after he cleaved a magnificent unbeaten century on day three.Australia’s nerves were becoming increasingly frayed as Pakistan approached their target but the relief was palpable when they finally sealed a victory that looked a formality a day earlier.“I lost all my fingernails, I think,” joked Smith. “Some game of cricket, wasn’t it?“Credit’s got to go to our bowlers, they really stuck at it and got us over the line.“That wicket, I guess, of Asad showed the class of Starcy with a ball that was 60 overs old and quite soft … but what a game of cricket.”RODE LUCKAustralia appeared bemused to even be competing on day five and it manifested itself in Smith’s conservative field settings.Shafiq and Yasir cantered past 400 and the Australian captain became fidgety as his front-line bowlers were dispatched regularly through the gaps.Slow bowler Nathan Lyon was introduced and coaxed a nick from Yasir which pinged off his pad and flew just wide of Peter Handscomb at short leg.Growing in confidence, Yasir then whipped paceman Jackson Bird off his pads for four at the square leg boundary to bring up the 50-run partnership with Shafiq.Yasir then survived a missed stumping, a dropped catch and an overturned lbw decision by umpire Richard Illingworth before Starc timed his intervention to perfection at the other end with a searing, short-pitched delivery that reared up on Shafiq.Shafiq was named man-of-the-match following his ninth Test century, the most ever for a number six batsman.“The way the team, all the batsmen showed their character, that was wonderful,” Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq said. “Asad Shafiq – that was a superb knock. So, a lot of positives, and I’m happy and proud the way the team played.”AUSTRALIA 1st innings 429 (S. Smith 130, P. Handscomb 105, M. Renshaw 71; W. Riaz 4-89, M. Amir 4-97)PAKISTAN 1st innings 142 (S. Ahmed 59 n.o.)AUSTRALIA 2nd innings 202 for 5 decl. (U. Khawaja 74, S. Smith 63)PAKISTAN 2nd innings (o/n 382-8; Target: 490 runs)S. Aslam c Renshaw b Starc 15Az. Ali c Wade b Starc 71B. Azam c Smith b Lyon 14Y. Khan c Smith b Lyon 65Misbah-ul-Haq c Wade b Bird 5A. Shafiq c Warner b Starc 137S. Ahmed b Starc 24M. Amir c Wade b Bird 48W. Riaz c Smith b Bird 30Y. Shah run-out (Smith) 33R. Ali not out 1Extras: (lb-5, w-2) 7Total: (all out, 145 overs) 450Fall of wickets: 1-31, 2-54, 3-145, 4-165, 5-173, 6-220, 7-312, 8-378, 9-449.Bowling: M. Starc 38-10-119-4 (w-1), J. Hazlewood 42-11-99-0, J. Bird 33-6-110-3 (w-1), N. Lyon 29-3-108-2, N. Maddinson 3-0-9-0.last_img read more

TENNIS : SU preps for opening weekend slate highlighted by rivalry game with Georgetown


first_img Published on January 26, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Stephen: [email protected] | @Stephen_Bailey1 Facebook Twitter Google+ Luke Jensen doesn’t mask his feelings about Georgetown. The Syracuse tennis coach says whenever he sees the Hoyas in an airport, his mood turns sour.‘You walk into the airport and see them,’ Jensen said, ‘you just don’t like them.’The Orange and the Hoyas have a heated history. And one year after the Orange dominated Georgetown in a 7-0 shutout, the more talented Orange will play its rival in the finale of a three-match opening weekend. Aside from the bad-blood which will surface against Georgetown, SU will take on Navy and Maryland to start the season.The opening weekend will provide competition for the Orange as well as a Big East opener very early in the season in the form of the rivalry game. But after winning its last 14 regular-season Big East contests, SU junior Alessondra Parra sees the Orange itself as SU’s greatest opponent.‘I think that if we play well, then we’re going to do well against all 3 teams,’ Parra said. ‘Mentally, if we’re not in it, we’re only going to trip up.’AdvertisementThis is placeholder textJensen is not looking past the season opener with Navy, even if the Big East opener with the Hoyas is looming two days later. The meeting will mark the first time the Orange will take on Navy under Jensen. The coach emphasized the fact that the Cadets are strong-willed individuals. It something he expects they will translate to the tennis court from their day-to-day Annapolis-bred determination.‘To be honest, especially when you’re playing a Cadet kid – Army, Air Force, Navy – this is a different type of kid,’ Jensen said. ‘This kid is committed to putting their life on the line for this country. So you’re getting a very determined individual. No matter what their ranking was coming in, no matter what the situation is. … They bite their tails off.’Emily Harman isn’t underestimating the cadets either. The junior said she anticipates Navy will be feisty and fighting the favored Orange every step of the way.Jensen feels that Navy’s focus makes them a perfect season opener. He and the rest of the team know that to get to Maryland and Georgetown, they must get through Navy.‘This isn’t the sisters of the poor,’ Jensen said. ‘This is the real deal, man. But we need that. We need that focus. I like the fact that we’re playing that kind of character in a team because we need to focus on No. 1. That gets us to No. 2.’The Orange will face Navy Friday in Annapolis, Md., and will then trip to College Park, Md., for a noon match against the Terrapins. SU will then return to Drumlins Tennis Center to face the rival Hoyas at 11 a.m. on Sunday.And though Georgetown was unable to win a single match against the Orange last season, there is mutual discontent.Harman shared her coach’s sentiments. Her mindset too turns sour when referring to the Hoyas.‘We have a history with Georgetown,’ Harman said. ‘We don’t like them. We want to beat them. We have a competitive run with them, where we always want to come out with a 7-0 win.’Harman, as always, is aiming for the shutout. But she and Jensen know that just because they blanked the Hoyas last year it’s not going to be a sure thing this year. Especially coming off a whirlwind weekend tour to kick start the season.‘It doesn’t matter what happened the year before,’ Jensen said. ‘It doesn’t matter which recruits came in. It’s a rivalry match. You circle the calendar.’[email protected]center_img Commentslast_img read more