The Delhi High Court has said that it will hear, on April 25, the plea seeking directions to Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) not to use the RP Mehra block at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in the upcoming matches including the IPL till it is certified as structurally stable.Justice Vibhu Bakhru said that he will hear the plea along with the main petition which claims that the RP Mehra block was unauthorised and built without any sanctioned plan.Petitioner Dinesh Saini’s advocate Tanuj Khurana told the court that India and Australia are going to play an One Day International (ODI) on March 13 and home matches of the Delhi Capitals will be played at the stadium in the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL).The advocate said that there is chances that the DDCA may use the RP Mehra block without obtaining any permission from the high court.The block, also known as the old club house, is a threat to public safety and must be sealed until the main petition is decided, the petitioner said.He also said that the block is standing without any sanctioned plan and is a fire hazard.Also Read | India aim for continued ODI dominance over Australia in NagpurAlso Read | ICC working on consistent framework for T20 leagues around the worldAlso Read | ice to get players like Virat Kohli out: Adam ZampaAlso See:
KTM RC 390 launchedKTM RC 200 and RC 390, two highly anticipated motorbikes from the Austrian two wheeler manufacturer, in partnership with Bajaj Auto, have been launched on Tuesday. While the RC 390 is available at Rs 2.05 lakh, the RC 200 was introduced at an attractive price of Rs 1.60 lakh (Both prices are ex-showroom Delhi).Just like other KTM bikes manufactured in the past, the RC 390 and RC 200 are ready to go to the racetrack as soon as they are purchased. As mentioned in our previous story, both new bikes are based on the successful KTM Duke 390 and Duke 200, but set themselves apart through s sports-bike-like full fairing, twin headlamps, fairing-integrated underbelly exhaust, a new fuel tank and tail section, along with mirror mounted turn indicators. Riding geometryRiding geometry on both the KTM RC 390 and RC 200 are different from the Duke model as well, by virtue of new sporty clip-on handlebars and further pushed back footpegs, providing a low riding position on the RC duo. Racing geometry has been provided through a shorter wheelbase and reduced rake angle.Engine detailsDetails on the engines in these two bikes have already been mentioned earlier. The RC 390 has a 373.2 cc, 4-stroke engine with 43.5 bhp of power and 35 Nm of peak torque. Power-to-Weight ratio is an incredible 262 bhp/tonne. The KTM RC 200 comes with a 199.5 cc engine which delivers 25.5 bhp of power and 19.2 Nm of maximum torque, and a Power-to-Weight ratio of 162 bhp/tonne. No Antilock Braking System (ABS) has been provided with the RC 200.Unique Cockpit featuresadvertisement- Gear position indicator- Trip meters (f1, F2, F3)- Digital watch- Coolant temperature- Fuel level- Distance to next service- Distance to empty- Low battery charge- Low oil pressure- Shift RPM signalTo enhance the customer experience, KTM will organise an “Orange Day” on racing tracks across the country, for buyers to race their bikes. For those not interesting in racing their bikes, the company has organised the Touring Experience, which is comprised of camping by night. In addition, Orange rides will allow customers to go on day trips, which is suited to those who may not have time to venture out in the night. At present, 150 dealerships of KTM are located across different parts of India.
The Humble Bundle brand has not only helped popularize indie PC gaming, but has provided an enticing avenue of charity for gamers, as well as helped to make sure game developers get a noticeable cut of the profit their games generate. At this point, Humble Bundle has been through many iterations, from offering stellar indie PC games, developer and operating system specific bundles, bundles featuring soundtracks, and even bundles featuring ebooks. The newest bundle, the Humble THQ Bundle, drops its indie status, and is causing a bit of an uproar from longstanding fans of the bundle’s humble indie roots.Currently, there’s no word on why Humble Bundle decided to dispense with its indie roots, and this could damage the goodwill the Humble brand has built up over the past couple of years. However, a quick glance at the pack’s sale rate on the Humble Bundle page shows that, actually, maybe no one really cares about compromised ideals when decent games can be had for one dollar.That said, the bundle is actually pretty decent. It features seven THQ titles, notably Darksiders and Saints Row: The Third, and like all previous Humble Bundles before it, can be had for the low price of (almost) whatever you want. Red Faction: Armageddon, Metro 2033, and Company of Heroes and its two expansions round out the pack. If you’d like your bundle to include Saints Row: The Third, simply pay whatever you want above the current average price of the bundle, and you’ll be causing trouble in Steelport in no time. The THQ bundle also comes with five of the included games’ soundtracks, so if you’re feeling a bit recursive, you can listen to a game’s OST in the background while you play the game.Unfortunately for those of us who are now spoiled by Humble Bundle games generally appearing on other operating systems, this THQ bundle only features games for Windows on Steam, rather than being multiplatform like past indie bundles. They’ve also technically moved away from the usual DRM-free scheme, as they can only be obtained on Windows through Steam. So, two of the three strongest aspects of the bundles — multiplatform and DRM-free games — have been compromised for this THQ pack.It’s unclear if this single non-indie, not-exactly-humble bundle will damage the company’s reputation. Selling a pack of decent games for as low as a buck, though, probably won’t cause too much opposition.
continue reading » 22SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr A few weeks ago, I attended an event for professional speakers where a well-known presenter shared ways to create connection with your audience. During his speech, he mentioned the town in upstate New York where he grew up. He grew up only 15 minutes from my hometown, so I was excited to talk with him afterwards. He certainly created a connection with me in that moment. We had something in common.After the session concluded, I walked up to him to say how great his speech was and started to tell him where I was from, when…he totally blew me off. He was so busy getting his marketing materials together that he didn’t even make eye contact with me. I was disappointed. Not because I had a need to connect with him on a personal level, but because he wasn’t practicing what he had just taught in his speech. The content of his speech was excellent, but the feeling I got from him afterward totally turned me off.In the speaking industry, there’s an unwritten rule that your speech is not really over when you leave the stage. You may have finished the content, but it’s important to stay connected to your audience until you leave the building. Until then, you are still “on” and your audience is still judging you based on your interactions.The same is true for leadership. As a leader, people observe your actions, even in the small moments that may not seem to matter. Leadership is a behavior, not a role. Everything you do has impact. Even when you are working late and only one person is in the office with you, or when you’re at the company barbecue, or when you’re at a conference out of town, you have an impact.