NBA free agency trend: Stay home, or sign short deals

first_imgCloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial MOST READ The Jazz have quietly crossed off many items on their summertime wish list, with general manager Dennis Lindsey going into free agency saying he wanted to keep all three of his team’s internal free agents.Check. Check. And check. The deals with Exum and Neto came one day after Utah agreed to keep Derrick Favors on a two-year, $36 million deal.Evans will give Indiana’s offense a lift. He’s a proven scorer, someone who expanded his 3-point ability last season when he averaged 19.4 points per game with Memphis.Green fills a big-man void, after the Wizards traded away starting center Marcin Gortat — the hole that Howard conceivably will fill — and losing backup power forward Mike Scott to free agency. Green, who turns 32 in August, spent last season with the Eastern Conference champion Cleveland Cavaliers.Carter-Williams gives Houston some guard depth behind MVP James Harden and Chris Paul, and Houston gives Carter-Williams yet another chance to restart what was a very promising career. He was the NBA’s rookie of the year for Philadelphia in 2013-14 when he averaged 16.7 points per game. But his scoring average has dropped each year since, and the Rockets will be his fifth team in six seasons.ADVERTISEMENT With LeBron James being a very obvious exception — getting four years to leave Cleveland for the Los Angeles Lakers — most of the biggest signings so far have been players staying home. Those include Paul staying with Houston, Nikola Jokic with Denver, Paul George with Oklahoma City, Aaron Gordon with Orlando, Golden State’s Kevin Durant and Denver’s Will Barton.Outside of James, the biggest-money deal that involves someone filing a change-of-address card is Dallas’ $24.1 million agreement with DeAndre Jordan. But even that one falls into the short-term trend, since that’s just for next season.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award FILE – In this May 4, 2018, file photo, Utah Jazz guard Dante Exum (11) lays the ball up as Houston Rockets forward Trevor Ariza, right, defends during the second half in Game 3 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series in Salt Lake City.The Jazz locked up their third internal free agent of the summer Tuesday, July 3, agreeing to terms with Exum on a three-year extension that will be worth around $33 million. The extension was confirmed to The Associated Press by a person with knowledge of the agreement, speaking on condition of anonymity because it remains unsigned. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)For those seeking the trend in NBA free agency this year, it’s this: Most players are either staying put, or taking short-term deals that allow them to hit the market again next summer.Such was largely the case Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT Utah kept two of its free agents, agreeing to extensions with Dante Exum (three years, $33 million) and Raul Neto (two years, $4.4 million). Avery Bradley, in a deal that was struck late Monday night, is also staying put — coming to terms with the Los Angeles Clippers on a two-year contract worth $25 million.Most of the other known deals that were made on Day 3 of free agency were all of the short-term variety.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Aussie assistant coach blames Chot Reyes for Fiba World Cup violence Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazilcenter_img SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownTyreke Evans got $12 million to spend next season with the Indiana Pacers. Jeff Green agreed to terms on a $2.4 million, one-year deal with Washington — which is expected to seek another one-year pact with Dwight Howard later this month when he finalizes his Brooklyn buyout — and Michael Carter-Williams got a veteran’s minimum deal to play in Houston next season.All the deals were confirmed to The Associated Press by people familiar with the negotiations, all of whom spoke on condition of anonymity because the NBA offseason moratorium on signings does not end until Friday. Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Reducing The Risks of Investing in Agri-preneurs: How This Kenyan Is Doing It

first_img“There is nothing genius about what we decided to do,” believes Kenyan entrepreneur, Alex Mwaura Muriu, 27. “We just looked around and asked: how come no one is giving ‘agri-preneurs’ money without too many strings attached? How come no one realises these young farmers do not have the things they are asked for [to get financing], like collateral?”Muriu is the founder of Farm Capital Africa, a new risk-sharing, crowdfunding model that enables investing in small-scale African agri-preneurs. The company aims to address the funding challenges they face, and was recently selected as one of 10 finalists for 2015’s Innovation Prize for Africa.“We have 60% of the world’s arable land on this continent, but the irony is despite so much farm land we are still plagued by food shortages year in, year out,” Muriu told How we made it in Africa.Lack of financing“We discovered that small-scale agriculture in Kenya has an annual funding gap of about U$1bn.”“There are many young entrepreneurs who are well educated, very savvy and enlightened, and who opt for a career in agri-preneurship. But the one thing they don’t have access to is the financing needed. And it’s always a shock for them when, with all these credentials and plans, they are told by banks: ‘Sorry, we can’t provide finance because you don’t have collateral’.”However, Farm Capital Africa’s model offers funding without the need for collateral and monthly premium payments by developing a risk-sharing arrangement between Farm Capital Africa, investors and the farmer.So how does it work? According to Muriu, it all comes down to lowering the risks for investors associated with funding farmers.For example, the company only invests in projects with a source of irrigation, such as access to a river or borehole, and which does not rely on unpredictable rainfall. All projects are also insured against ‘acts of God’ and field officers are appointed to assist farmers.Farm Capital Africa also develops contractual relationships with the buyers of the farm produce. “We promise buyers that if they work with us, we have a number of farmers who can deliver produce consistently and at a very good price. So contracts are signed between the buyers and Farm Capital Africa.”When produce is sold to the buyer, the money goes into a company account, and there is no room for misappropriation of funds by the farmer. Farm Capital Africa then works out how much of the pool goes to the farmer, the investor and Farm Capital Africa.Identifying and screeningTo be selected to receive funding, farmers must be between 25 and 35, and engaged in farming for at least one year.Farm Capital Africa also advertises its offering online, receiving applications through an online portal which Muriu said was a strategic decision.“First of all we are only making ourselves [available] to farmers who have some sort of access to information – to the internet – and therefore enlightened to some extent.”The company then shortlists candidates who, in their application, display a well thought-out plan for their project. Phone interviews and site visits are then conducted, followed by a risk-analysis.Foreign, local investorsThe company officially started operating in June last year and currently only has a handful of farmers in Kenya under its wing. However, Muriu said the goal is to establish a model that can be scaled-up and delivered to other countries across the continent.The model has caught the attention of both foreign and local investors, especially investment co-operatives which have grown particularly popular in Kenya.“The government now recognises such groups, so they can register as a company and open a bank account. We have been targeting those groups, and in Kenya alone there are about 300,000 of them.”Farm Capital Africa has also recently partnered with an investor in Britain who will assist with fundraising, particularly from the diaspora, which Muriu believes holds huge potential for the company.Third time lucky?Muriu has played around with entrepreneurship from the age of 10. And since starting college, where he studied computer science, he has launched three companies.The first – a website development company – failed after five years. But according to Muriu it was here that he learnt some of his most valuable business and entrepreneurial lessons. The greatest, he noted, was humility.His second company – a digital innovation house – is still going, but he sold his stake to fund Farm Capital Africa after realising the concept of financing farmers had become his true passion.Don’t fear talking about your idea“What has helped me get to where I am has been not fearing to talk about my business to everyone and anyone willing to listen.”Many entrepreneurs fear sharing their idea with others in case someone steals it. However, he explained, that by keeping ideas hidden entrepreneurs can potentially miss opportunities for finding people to help them advance.For example, before his idea for the Farm Capital Africa model was even fully formed, Muriu submitted it to every entrepreneurship competition he could find. Through this he discovered opportunities to be mentored, as well as attracted advice from industry professionals.And before he knew it, he had a fully-formed idea.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Firefighters to hold community meetings

first_imgLos Angeles County Fire Department officials will hold community meetings in Malibu and Agoura Hills over the next two days to give residents updates on the status of the fires, road closures and evacuation sites. The first meeting will be held at 7 tonight at Malibu High School, 30215 Morning View Drive. The second meeting will be held tomorrow at 7 p.m. at the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center, 27040 Malibu Hills Road, Calabasas. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Job Vacancy: Construction Consultancy firm seeks Quantity Surveyor

first_imgA young progressive Construction Cost Consultancy firm is seeking a Junior/ Intermediate Quantity Surveyor on a permanent basis.Junior/ Intermediate Quantity Surveyor:Working under the supervision of the Project Surveyor, the range of duties will include: Preparation of sub contract procurement packagesmeasurement of bills of quantitiespreparing and checking valuationsmonitoring and checking variationspreparing materials orders schedules etcRequirements:4-5 years Quantity Surveying experience with a Main Contractor/ PQS.Degree Qualification in Quantity SurveyingProficient with BoQ’s and tenderingWork on own initiative or as part of a teamFully competent in the use of Cubit/ Buildsoft/ Excel/ Word/ Microsoft ProjectExcellent Verbal and Written CommunicationCommitment & Motivation to join a young exciting companyOwn transportSalary: Negotiable depending on Experience.To Apply: Please send a CV to shane@smlcc.ieClosing date for applications is Wednesday 25th September Job Vacancy: Construction Consultancy firm seeks Quantity Surveyor was last modified: September 22nd, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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DISBELIEF AS COUNCIL CLOSE DOWN TOP DONEGAL TOURIST ATTRACTION AT HEIGHT OF SUMMER

first_imgThere is dismay and disbelief after Donegal County Council announced they are to close down one of Donegal’s biggest tourist visitor attractions  at the height of the tourist season.Sliabh Liag is among the reasons why tourists visit Donegal.The Sliabh Liag walking trail will close for a week from August 18th to allow for upgrade works.The move has been slammed by local TD Thomas Pringle. The works require a helicopter delivering loads of stone to upgrade various walkways.The council says the work has to be done now because weather conditions will play a huge part in scheduling the works.Tens of thousands of visitors visit the iconic cliffs each year including former Tourism Minster Leo Varadkar who spent a week walking around the cliffs last summer.A statement released by Donegal County Council admitted the timing was not perfect. “Donegal County Council and Metro Building Contractors acknowledge and apologise for any disruption that may take place during the necessary delivery period,” it said.However local TD Thomas Pringle has said the plan just “doesn’t make sense” saying the tourist season is short enough in Donegal as it is.He has now called on the council to reschedule the plan.“It just doesn’t make sense. Realistically we have a six week tourist window in Donegal and this is taking part right in the middle of that period.“The forecast is for August to bring us some decent weather so there should be plenty of visitors with many of them planning to visit and walk the trails around Sliabh Liag. “Now they are told they can’t because of upgrading works. It sounds ridiculous to me.“I am calling on the council to reschedule this work and put it back to September when the weather will still be good enough to carry out these works but when there will be less tourists about,” he said.During the delivery process access to Sliabh Liag will be blocked at the following locations:• 400m North of Bunglas car park (still allowing access to car park and viewing platform) • Pilgrim Path car park at Shanbally• One Man’s Pass at BallymoreThese works are funded by Fáilte Ireland and Donegal County Council.DISBELIEF AS COUNCIL CLOSE DOWN TOP DONEGAL TOURIST ATTRACTION AT HEIGHT OF SUMMER was last modified: August 8th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:closuredonegalDonegal County Councilsliabh liaglast_img read more

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Round-up: Motta talks, Fulham exit, latest transfer speculation, duo ready for Australian Open

first_imgQPR and Brentford are 13th and 10th in the Championship table respectively after their matches tonight.Sam Saunders scored for Brentford as they drew 1-1 at home to Leeds, while Rangers drew 0-0 at Nottingham Forest.Rangers have won only one of their 11 matches since Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink took over as manager, but the Dutchman was pleased with the point.Earlier, Brentford boss Dean Smith insisted he is not pursuing a deal to sign Nottingham Forest’s Jamie Paterson and that he hopes to keep Alan Judge at Griffin Park.The fit-again Saunders scored against LeedsQPR, meanwhile, have been discussing personal terms with Marco Motta after deciding they want to sign the Italian right-back on a short-term deal following his recent trial at the club.With Monday’s deadline approaching, there has certainly been plenty of transfer speculation, including over the futures of the likes of Moussa Dembele, Patrick Bamford and Matt Phillips, while Chelsea have been linked with Robin van Persie.There has been a transfer today involving Fulham – Adam Taggart has left after failing to make a first-team appearance for the club. The Australian has returned to Perth Glory.Fulham’s Under-18s made it seven wins in row when they beat Arsenal 3-1 this afternoon.And in tennis, West London pair Jordanne Whiley and Andy Lapthorne begin their Australian Open campaigns in the early hours of Wednesday.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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South African writes best world children’s book

first_imgSouth African author Anita Pouroulis has scooped the Best World Children’s Book Award at the China Children’s Book Fair (CCBF) in Shanghai on 9 November.Anita’s books are a hit with children around the world. (Image: Anita Pouroulis, Facebook)Aneshree NaidooGood children’s books share qualities with good adult novels, according to Australian teacher Rosie Charles.“Quality writing is never boring,” she says on School A to Z, an Australian education website. “Good children’s books, no matter how simple or complex, have a sense of joy. They can make us laugh and cry. Regardless of how young, readers need strong characters who they can relate to and care about.”In writing just such a book, South African author Anita Pouroulis has scooped the Best World Children’s Book Award at the China Children’s Book Fair (CCBF) in Shanghai on 9 November. The fair’s Golden Pinwheel Best Children’s Book Awards are divided into two categories: China Original Children’s Book Award for books originally published in China, and International Original Picture Book Award for books published in any country including China. Pouroulis’s Oh, What a Tangle!, illustrated by Monika Filipina Trzpil, was voted Best International Children’s book.“The Shanghai jury explained that their decision was based on what they felt represented excellence in children’s storytelling,” said her publishers, Digital Leaf.Anita Pouroulis lives in Spain with her family. (Image: Fundaciotrams.org)Oh, What a Tangle! tells the tale of Kiki, who’s too busy having fun to brush her hair. Her adventures truly begin when a family of birds nests in her tangled tresses. Pouroulis says her daughter, who “refused to brush her hair for many years”, was the inspiration for the book. “Having been surrounded by children most of my life, since I was a school teacher for many years, then a mother, I would say that all the children I have known have most certainly given me a rich repertoire of personalities to draw from.”Published in the United Kingdom in 2012, Oh, What A Tangle!, was voted on to The Guardian website’s Family Favourites list by its readers, who praised it as “elegantly written”. And popular books blog The Bookbag called it “wonderfully funny”.About the Golden Pinwheel award, Pouroulis, who now lives in Spain, says: “I feel surprised… and quite delighted.” Oh, What a Tangle! is Pouroulis’s fourth book. It was published in South Africa earlier this year. A former primary school teacher, she left the classroom to begin her writing career at Blush, a local teen magazine that is no longer published.She holds a bachelor’s degree in primary education from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, where she was born, and a second degree in psychology. As a teacher, she read “every single book in the libraries of the schools in which I taught”. She says: “I’ve always wanted to write books. As a child I would write countless stories in my old school exercise books. I just wish I could find them all!”And all she needs to write her best is “a cup of good, strong tea and some Ouma rusks”. Pouroulis has an “eclectic” taste when it comes to reading. Having loved Enid Blyton as a child and critically acclaimed writer Judy Blume as a teenager, she now counts South African author Jenny Hobbs among her favourites. Pouroulis also paints and draws, and plans to illustrate her next book. When she isn’t writing, she’s painting, or “being a mom”.Why children should readReading is often brought up in informal conversations on and research into childhood development and learning, and many authors and academics have weighed in on its benefits, specifically focusing on children’s literature. Asked once how to make children intelligent, Albert Einstein replied: “If you want your children to be intelligent read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.”Charles adds that good books teach children things subtly while still telling a great story. A US education website says reading helps children gain new vocabulary, empathise with others’ feelings and problems, develop an interest in new subjects and hobbies, understand the heritage of their own and other cultures, stimulate cognitive development, stimulate and expand their imaginations, and stretch their attention spans.Building empathyCelebrated young adult and adult fantasy author, Neil Gaiman, agrees that reading fosters empathy, and says: “Empathy is a tool for building people into groups, for allowing us to function as more than self-obsessed individuals.” Yet he also takes a slightly different view of the importance of children’s literature: “I don’t think there is such a thing as a bad book for children.”Speaking at a Reading Agency lecture in 2012, hosted at London’s Barbican, Gaiman said: “Well-meaning adults can easily destroy a child’s love of reading: stop them reading what they enjoy, or give them worthy-but-dull books that you like, the 21st-century equivalents of Victorian ‘improving’ literature. You’ll wind up with a generation convinced that reading is uncool and worse, unpleasant.”Pouroulis says she encouraged her “reluctant reader” daughter by reading to her at bedtimes: “When a child is tired and comfortable in layers of bed linen, there’s nothing better than having a story read out loud by a parent. With my daughter, her interest in books was roused by our bedtime reading ritual, and she now reads herself before going to sleep each night.”Gaiman is also a strong advocate of “escapist” fiction, saying it “opens a door, shows the sunlight outside, gives you a place to go where you are in control, are with people you want to be with (and books are real places, make no mistake about that); and more importantly, during your escape, books can also give you knowledge about the world and your predicament, give you weapons, give you armour: real things you can take back into your prison. Skills and knowledge and tools you can use to escape for real.”Pouroulis’s book is available in print, as an app and as an interactive iBook on Apple iTunes, Google Play and Amazon at £5.99 (R98.77) for the book and £1.99 (R32.81) on iTunes. It will also be translated into Spanish. She is working on a new series of children’s books, but hopes to dabble in teen fiction as well, saying: “As a teenager, I found novels relating to the teenage angst and dilemmas I was going through so inspirational and reassuring. I would love to give the same experience to a new generation of teen readers.”The Golden Pinwheel Best Children’s Book Awards were instituted to help stimulate advancement in a number of areas, including excellence in children’s publishing, reading among children, cultural diversity and international exchange. It also showcases leading children’s book publishers, the latest international children’s reading materials and aims to raise the overall quality of children’s reading materials, according to the CCBF website.This year, the fair ran from 7 to 9 November and featured children’s authors and illustrators from China and overseas. Children’s literature critics, early childhood education experts, and publishers, amongst others, selected the winners and presented the Golden Pinwheel Awards.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

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Never Lower Your Standards

first_imgThe people who love you the most expect the most of you. They want to see you become the biggest, brightest, best version of yourself. They will sometimes hold you to a higher standard than you hold yourself. But they don’t hold you to that standard because they’re being judgemental, at least not in a way that is negative. They hold you to that standard because they see something in you that you don’t yet see. Or maybe they see something in you that you see but aren’t yet acting on.The people who don’t really love you also don’t expect anything of you. Many of these people will have very low personal standards for themselves. The fact that their standards are low means they’re only comfortable with people who share their low standards (or people who are willing to lower their standards to join them). These people will never want you to become the biggest, best, brightest version of yourself. They fear that they will lose you, and they fear that the fact that you are so bright means that they are dim and insignificant by comparison. If you grow, you prove that it is possible, and those with low standards don’t want the responsibility of growing. Any attempt to escape the gravitational pull of people with low standards will be greeted with a harsh rebuke, and you will be criticized for believing that you are better than this group.Never, ever, ever lower your standards.Hold yourself to a standard so high that no one else would dare to raise your standard. When the people who love you do attempt to raise your standard, know that this is because they see something in that you that you don’t yet see. Know that when people try to lower your standard, they are trying to do so for their own benefit, not yours.Never, ever, ever lower your standards. Ever.last_img read more

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Rajasthan gets assurance from Punjab

first_imgRajasthan has received an assurance from Punjab for relining of the Ferozepur feeder for the Indira Gandhi Canal system to increase its water carrying capacity to 11,192 cusecs, as per its original design. The Punjab government will shortly submit a detailed project report to the Central Water Commission in this respect and both the States would bear the expenditure proportionately.Capacity reduced Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, who met his Punjab counterpart Amarinder Singh on the sidelines of the regional conference on drug menace in Chandigarh on Friday, said the feeder’s capacity had reduced to almost 10,000 cusecs due to damage caused to the lining at several places. “As a result, both the Ganga Canal and the Bhakhra Canal in Rajasthan are getting lesser water,” he said, adding that the canal water issues with the neighbouring State would be resolved amicably.The Indira Gandhi Canal, which is fed by rivers from Punjab, is also getting contaminated water from Harike Barrage, which Mr. Gehlot said was adversely affecting the health of a large population in several districts. He asked the Punjab government to ensure quality of water in accordance with the National Green Tribunal’s directions.Both Rajasthan and Punjab are ruled by the Congress. Punjab is reportedly considering setting up three common effluent treatment plants at Buddha Nullah, which is a water feeder for Harike. Mr. Gehlot also sought steps to increase the capacity of the head regulator of Indira Gandhi feeder at Harike Barrage from 15,000 cusecs to 18,500 cusecs. The engineers of both the States will conduct a joint inspection to work out an action plan for this purpose.According to the official sources here, Capt. Amarinder assured Mr. Gehlot of affirmative action for increasing the head regulator’’ capacity, saying that it would stop the flow of water into Pakistan during the rainy season. This additional water would be available for irrigation to farmers in Rajasthan.last_img read more

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Ford Mustang sells 1,13,066 units in 2018, becomes world’s best-selling sports coupe for 4th straight year

first_img Varun Singh New DelhiApril 17, 2019UPDATED: April 17, 2019 14:17 IST Ford Mustang GT Fastback in Ingot Silver.HIGHLIGHTSIn 2018, Ford Mustang was available for purchase in 146 markets around the globe.According to Ford, over 5 lakh sixth-generation Mustangs have been sold worldwide since 2015.The India-spec 2016 Ford Mustang is available with a 5.0-litre, Ti-VCT, V8, petrol engine.Ford sold 1,13,066 units of Mustang in 2018. Ford Mustang, which is celebrating its 55th anniversary today, has also claimed the title of the world’s best-selling sports coupe for the fourth consecutive year on the back of the sales in 2018.The data regarding the global sales of Ford Mustang has been furnished by IHS Markit that provides critical information, analytics and solutions for the major industries and markets.Also, Ford sold 75,842 units of Mustang in 2018 in the United States of America, thereby becoming the best-selling sports car in the country.”We broke the mould when Ford launched the Mustang 55 years ago,” said Jim Farley, Ford President, Global Markets.”Nothing says freedom, the wind in your hair and the joy of driving like Mustang; it’s an icon. The roar of its V8 on a spring day, there’s nothing better. No wonder it’s the most popular sports coupe in the world,” Farley added.In 2018, Ford Mustang was available for purchase in 146 markets around the globe. According to Ford, over 5 lakh sixth-generation Mustangs have been sold worldwide since 2015. Last year, the sports coupe cornered 15.4 per cent of the segment share globally, adding an additional half point to its share. The rise in market share was partly fuelled by the new Mustang Bullitt. According to Ford, Mustang Bullitt exceeded global sales forecasts by 25 per cent.The India-spec 2016 Ford Mustang is available with a 5.0-litre, Ti-VCT, V8, petrol engine that delivers nearly 400 bhp and 515 Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. There are four driving modes — Normal, Sport+, Track and Snow/Wet. Ford Mustang is priced at Rs 74.62 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) and comes with six colour options — Oxford White, Ingot Silver, Triple Yellow Tri-coat, Magnetic, Race Red and Absolute Black.advertisementALSO READ | Hyundai Venue to be unveiled today, expected price and here is why it should interest youALSO READ | Hyundai Venue expected to get dual-clutch automatic transmissionALSO READ | Hyundai Venue to be officially unveiled in India on April 17, to challenge Maruti Suzuki Vitara BrezzaGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byVarun Singh Tags :Follow Car salesFollow 2018 car salesFollow 2018 supercar salesFollow Supercar sales Ford Mustang sells 1,13,066 units in 2018, becomes world’s best-selling sports coupe for 4th straight yearFord sold 75,842 units of Mustang in 2018 in the United States of America, thereby becoming the best-selling sports car in the country.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

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