Real Madrid currently eyeing to offload 14 players

first_imgAdvertisementReal Madrid are currently eyeing to offload some players and the squad will be full of new players in the next season. The likes of Eden Hazard, Luka Jović, Paul Pogba, Christian Eriksen, Ferland Mendy are in the wishlist of Zinedine Zidane in the next season.The club management should have to make some changes after the performance of this season. So, they have shortlisted 14 players who might not play for the Los Blancos again in the next season. Zinedine Zidane has made it clear that Thibaut Courtois will be his first choice goalkeeper at Real Madrid in the next season. So, the career of Keylor Navas in Madrid is going to end after the last match of La Liga.Among the defenders, Regulion, Vallejo and Theo Hernandez’s future at Real Madrid is certainly under question. There will be a set of new midfielders who will be arriving at Bernabeu in the next season. So, the likes of Dani Ceballos, James Rodriguez, Odegaard, Llorente, Mateo Kovacic and Oscar are going to leave Madrid at the end of this season.Among of the forwards, the career of Gareth Bale, Borja Mayoral and Raul de Tomas at Bernabeu will also end after the end of this season.Gareth Bale could be ‘frozen out’ of Real Madrid Advertisementlast_img read more

Rankireddy-Ponnappa pair stun Olympic silver medallists in the first round of Thailand Open

first_imgAdvertisement Image Courtesy: Daily PostAdvertisementIndia’s mixed doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa saw themselves stun Olympic silver medallists Chan Peng Soon and Goh Liu Ying to record the biggest wins of their career in the first round of the Thailand Open.Image Courtesy: Daily PostThe Indian pair who are unseeded for the tournament put up a stupendous show on display to outclass their opponents 21-18, 18-21, 21-17 in a match that lasted over an hour.The win marks only the second time the Indians have beaten the Malaysian pair with the previous one coming in last year’s Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.Ponnappa and Rankireddy will now face off against Indonesia’s Alfian Eko Prasetya and Marsheilla Gischa Islami in the second round.Meanwhile it was a mixed bag of results in the men’s singles. Kidambi Srikanth got past to the next round while Sourabh Verma’s tournament came to an early end.Srikanth’s victory was however not straightforward as he was made to work hard right from the word go. He finally got over his Chinese opponent Ren Peng 21-13, 17-21, 21-19.Subhankar Dey on the other hand had a very lucky outing after being handed a walkover by top seed and world number 1, Kento Momota of Japan.Women’s singles saw Sai Uttejitha Rao Chukka make the early exit after losing 17-21, 7-21 to China’s Chen Xiao Xin.Also Read:UNICEF appoints Hima Das as India’s first youth Ambassadorlast_img read more

Yet Another EBike This Time Its Kalk Cake Video

first_img Author Liberty Access TechnologiesPosted on February 22, 2019Categories Electric Vehicle News Source: Electric Vehicle News Who doesn’t love a little Cake?Yet another e-bike is here, apparently, finally! Based in Sweden, Cake (yes that’s their real name) has heretofore been manufacturing off-road electric motorcycles, but they’re introducing the “Kalk&” (a step up from the Kalk OR) as a street-legal version.The bike looks like a hoot: a tiny thing that’s barely a step up from a bicycle. The styling is, as per usual with e-bikes, blocky, but that’s probably something we’re all going to have to get used to, especially when it comes to budget e-bikes. The on-road version seems to be the exact same thing as the off-road “OR” except fitted with a headlight, taillight and turn signals. The missing component is mirrors, and having a good stare at the signals tells me they’re probably not USDOT compliant in their current configuration.You can currently order the off-road Kalk OR in USD and have it shipped, for free, to you here in the States. The “&” will be available for pre-order next month (no word on the free shipping).The off-road version stats: the weight of the bike is about 117 lbs, plus the weight of the battery at 35 lbs puts the total curb weight at 152 lbs, so add a pound or two for the street version’s lights and wiring. Its top speed is 46 mph, which is quite respectable for its size and would put it squarely into a plate-able road bike category here in the US. It puts out 31 ft-lbs of torque, and that’s immediate because electric motor. Published charge time is 2.5 hours from dead flat to 100%, but if you’re OK with 80% that only takes 1.5 hours–the site claims “in a standard outlet.” Keep in mind, however, that all of Sweden is plumbed at 230V, as opposed to the US standard voltage at 120: in simple terms, that’s electrical pressure; US voltage is a garden hose and Sweden’s is a fire-hose, so that’s going to make a big difference. Someone do that time to charge math! Regardless, a full charge will get you up to 2 hours ride time in the “explore” setting or only 1 hour in the “excel” setting with the “excite” setting somewhere in the middle.The bike is fitted with adjustable Öhlins suspension front and back, and runs a 420 chain on a 13-tooth front sprocket and an 80 (yes, eighty) tooth rear.You can order the off-road version right now, and it will run you $13,000 USD (which is certainly not “budget bike: territory, so come on Cake, make it prettier!), or you can wait and see what the street-legal version runs.The big difference I see with Cake as a manufacturer: they offer components and spare parts on their website. I haven’t seen that with any other e-bike manufacturer, and that gives me hope for the future of this particular marque.The real question is, though, how do we pronounce “Kalk?”Sources: ElectricMotorcycles, RideCake.com, Youtubelast_img read more