After a torrid start to the season, Kansas City Chiefs’ rookie running back Kareem Hunt has had a dreadful handful of games. What happened? Has he hit some kind of “rookie wall?” In the video above, we investigate.
More From Roadshow 0 How to maintain your electric car 4:17 My recent video lambasting car engine head gaskets got a few of you electric car haters to remind me that EVs aren’t exactly maintenance-free. Fair enough. So this week, I give you my list of the top 5 things that need tending to underneath an electric car hood, or wherever it is they hide these parts. 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value Roadshow Now playing: Watch this: Cooley On Cars 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better 5. Tire rotation I put this at the bottom because it’s common to all cars (and you don’t do it anyway), but it’s extra important on an EV because they have a heavy footing with that big battery and exert a lot of torque on the driven wheels. Wouldn’t it be a shame if you were saving the environment with electric power only to be polluting it excessively by tossing out tires more often than you need to? 4. Brake fluid serviceEven though electric cars do most of their everyday stopping via regenerative braking, where the mechanical brakes aren’t used, they all have normal brake discs and pads. Those are pressed together via the same hydraulic fluid found in a conventional car, and that fluid is hygroscopic, meaning it likes to absorb water from the air and will corrode your brake system unless you flush it regularly. Tesla says 80 percent of the service its cars need can be done by a mobile service tech who arrives in a Tesla with a cool stripe. Tesla 3. Coolant service Battery electric cars have no engine but they still have coolant keep that big battery from doing what it naturally wants to do: catch fire. Coolant system-flush intervals vary widely, from every four years or 50,000 miles for a Tesla Model 3, to every 150,000 miles for a Chevy Bolt. 2. Brake service Separate from brake fluid are the brake pads and discs. How often an EV needs them serviced depends on how much you drive, how hard you drive, what regeneration settings you use and the terrain in your area. The best EV pilots read the traffic ahead and try never to use their brakes, and the lesser ones mash the brake pedal frequently and will be facing brake jobs. The unseen battery is where a huge amount of cost and residual value resides. Take care of that battery with a new set of habits you never needed on your old car. CNET 1. Battery care Your electric car’s battery, not its motor, is more analogous to a regular car’s engine in terms of cost and value. It’s the heaviest assembly, the most expensive and a big factor in the car’s future residual value. Take care of it like you would an engine by knowing that it can suffer when it’s sitting in overly hot or cold temps for too long, allowed to go totally dead, or charged too much or too often. The details of those parameters are in the owner’s manual and if you read nothing else of it, at least read that section. Share your voice 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Post a comment Tags Chevrolet Nissan Tesla
Avengers: Endgame posterTwitterAvengers: Endgame movie will release worldwide on April 26. Ahead of its worldwide release, the movie was released in China and fans were left in shock to see that there was no mid-credit or post-credit scenes in the feature. However, there was something else and here we are going to discuss that for all of you.Major spoiler for Avengers: Endgame:The mid-credit and post-credit sequences have become a tradition in Marvel movies. Usually, viewers leave the theaters whenever the end credits start to roll but not the Marvel fans. When an MCU movie ends, fans stick to their seats to enjoy the mid-credit and post-credit sequences. Almost all the times, these mid-credit and post-credit sequences reveal what to expect from the next feature film.For example, in the 2018 release Avengers: Infinity War’s post-credit sequence, we saw Nick Fury sending an SOS to Captain Marvel. This gave us something to look forward to in the following months. Whereas, the mid-credit sequence of Captain Marvel showed Carol Danvers coming back to planet Earth to join the Avengers in their fight against Mad Titan Thanos.But Marvel fans will be disappointed after learning that there are no mid-credit or post-credit sequence in Avengers: Endgame movie. Tom Holland on the poster of Avengers: EndgameInstagramAs we all know, Avengers: Endgame is finally bringing closure to the ongoing Marvel’s phase 3. There were reports that Spider-Man: Far From Home will actually be the end of Phase 3 so fans will be hoping to see something in the end.To the fans’ surprise, when the Avengers: Endgame will release this weekend, they will find an audio stinger at the end, when the Marvel logo appears. The metal hitting metal sounds may suggest that it is Tony Stark who is actually forging his first Iron Man armor — the one he made in the very first Iron Man movie. As of now, that metal hitting metal sound is open to interpretation and fans can even come up with their own theories about it.As of now, we can simply wait for Kevin Feige or other Marvel head to spill the beans about the Avengers: Endgame post-credit scenes. Avengers: Endgame movie has already broken several box-office records in India and China. Movie experts are predicting that it will earn $1 billion within the first week only.
Reliance Communications Chairman Anil Ambani. REUTERS/Shailesh AndradeReliance Communications and Swedish gear maker Ericsson had joined hands in 2013 to manage the wireline and wireless network of Anil Ambani’s company. And now that the partnership is coming to an end, about 4,000 staffers of Reliance Communications are set to be re-absorbed by the firm. As they say: “You can always go home.”Ericsson’s services are said to have boosted Reliance Communications’ business quite a bit in terms of operational expenses as well as other forms of cost optimisation. It reportedly also handled the day to day functions of the firm efficiently, due to which the Indian firm could focus on larger areas of business. But RCom and Ericsson decided to sever ties over non-payment of dues to the latter, amounting to approximately Rs 1,150 crore.In tune with the deal, the employees that had been transferred to Ericsson will now be back with RCom. With this, the Indian firm is set to see a major boost in its headcount to about 9,500 and the firm will now manage the services on its own, reported Business Standard.When the staffers were initially moved to Ericsson, the number is said to have been about 5,000. However, many jobs have reportedly been replaced due to the advent of technology and automation.Meanwhile, the Swedish firm had gotten in touch with the National Company Law Tribunal on September 11 to recover the dues. Ericsson had earlier filed a petition regarding the insolvency of Reliance Communications and the issue will be heard on November 9, 2017. The tribunal had adjourned the hearing and the two parties even had tried to negotiate the terms. Flags with the logo of telecoms equipment maker Ericsson flutter outside the company’s headquarters in StockholmMAJA SUSLIN/AFP/Getty ImagesHowever, these talks had failed to bring any respite and Ericsson had remained adamant on taking RCom through the bankruptcy procedures. Sources had then told the Economic Times that Ericsson wanted RCom to pay Rs 550 crore, which had been promised by the Indian firms at various stages of the deal. Not just that, RCom had reportedly also promised to pay Rs 125 crore by July 31 and pay Rs 60 crore the week after. However, Ericsson is still waiting for these payments.”Whether it is in insolvency or debt restructuring, Ericsson’s due is likely to become a casualty,” an industry expert told ET, adding that an out of court settlement would be the ideal option for both the firms.
Digital security law to guillotine democratic dissent. Prothom Alo File PhotoIn Bangladesh’s current political climate of narrow avenues for free debate and legitimate democratic dissent, the proposed ‘Digital Security Bill 2018’, if passed as law, will severely undermine freedom of expression and freedom of the press.Ten international civil society organisations engaged on human rights and sustainable development issues in Bangladesh expressed the concern in an “Open letter on Digital Media Security Bill” to president Abdul Hamid and chairman of the National Human Rights Commission Kazi Reazul Hoque.The proposed law, especially article 32 that equates certain journalistic pursuits with spying, has drawn widespread criticism from media activists and rights groups at home and abroad.The 10 organisations pointed out that the proposed bill “fails to protect the right of the media, civil society and members of the general public to freely express their opinions on policies and actions of decision makers.”The signatories are Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD), Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), Asian Human Rights Commission, CIVICUS, FIDH – International Federation for Human Rights, Human Rights Watch, Odhikar, People’s Watch, Robert F Kennedy Human Rights, and World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT).They observed that the digital security bill’s provisions would affect the people’s constitutional rights and Bangladesh’s commitments under international law. “In the present situation we recommend that the bill’s provisions are carefully considered from a constitutional and international law standpoint,” they added.The organisations referred to UN ‘Special Rapporteur on Promotion and Protection of the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression’ David Kaye for his extensive work on the exercise of the freedom of expression in the digital age.”We believe that the government would greatly benefit from engagement with Mr. Kaye, who could advise on the permissible limits on the freedom of expression under international law,” they said.The rights organisations also have called for Dhaka’s constructive engagement with UN human rights experts for strengthening the country’s “democracy and commitment to human rights and sustainable development” “in the interests of the people of Bangladesh”.In this context, the signatories regretted that an official visit to Bangladesh by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid bin Ra’ad Al Hussein has been postponed. They also requested authorities to facilitate such a visit at the earliest opportunity.
Sri Lanka’s president Maithripala Sirisena (R) listens to former president Mahinda Rajapakse. AFP File PhotoSri Lanka’s strongman leader Mahinda Rajapakse will step down on Saturday from his disputed position of premier, his son said on Friday, signalling an end to the seven-week long power-struggle that threatened to shut the government.”To ensure stability of the nation, former president …(Rajapakse) has decided to resign from the premiership tomorrow after an address to the nation,” his legislator son Namal said.The announcement came shortly after the Supreme Court banned Rajapakse, 73, and his purported government from exercising the powers of the office they claimed since October.A day earlier, the Supreme Court opened the way for potential impeachment proceedings against president Maithripala Sirisena ruling that he broke the law by dissolving parliament last month.A seven-judge bench unanimously agreed that Sirisena violated the constitution when he dissolved parliament last month to prevent Rajapakse suffering a humiliating defeat on the floor of the House.Sirisena had also called a snap election nearly two years ahead of schedule. That was also cancelled by the courts.Namal Rajapakse said they will join a coalition with Sirisena who triggered the political crisis on 26 October by initially sacking prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and replacing him with former foe Rajapakse.Two of the country’s highest courts suspended Rajapakse till he could prove his legitimacy after he failed two no-confidence motions in the 225-member legislature in mid-November.The court rulings also meant that the Indian Ocean nation of 21 million people was effectively without a government and heading for a shutdown raising fears among international credit rating agencies and holders of Sri Lankan bonds.The country was taken by surprise when Sirisena sacked Wickremesinghe on 26 October, almost two years before his five-year term was up and called a snap election for 5 January.Wickremesinghe refused to step down maintaining that his sacking was illegal. That issue is currently being canvassed before courts.- New government -Political sources said Wickremesinghe was likely to be sworn in on Sunday morning, in a move that is expected to end the power vacuum.There was no immediate comment from Sirisena or his office, but an MP from his party, Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena, told reporters that the president agreed to the latest measures to avoid a government shutdown after 31 December.If the stalemate continued, we would have ended up without a budget for 2019 and the government would not have been able to function,” Abeywardena said.Earlier, Sirisena had refused to reinstate Wickremesinghe saying he had serious cultural and policy differences with him. However, sources close to both sides said they managed to sink their differences during a closed-door meeting on Thursday.On Wednesday, the legislature voted overwhelmingly to demand the reinstatement of Wickremesinghe.The leftist JVP, or the People’s Liberation Front, insists that Sirisena should be investigated for orchestrating what they call a coup and that there should also be an impeachment process.