Kuz control: Kyle Kuzma notches career-high 41 as Lakers thump Pistons

first_imgLATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Detroit’s Blake Griffin, averaging a career-high 25.3 points per game, was held to 16. He had no rebounds for the first time in his career, in part because of Kuzma’s defense.“You never want to come in here and have a performance like that, especially when you need wins,” Griffin said. “The energy just wasn’t there. We just did a poor job managing this trip so far.”Andre Drummond had 17 rebounds and Reggie Jackson added 15 points for the Pistons, who have lost three in a row and six of seven.The Lakers took the lead for good in the second during a 20-7 spurt that pushed their lead to 13. Lonzo Ball’s bounce pass in the paint to Kentavious Caldwell-Pope got it going. Ball hit a 3-pointer and Kuzma had five points before James came on the court to cheer his teammates during a timeout.TIP-INSPistons: F Zaza Pachulia (bruised right lower leg) sat out.Lakers: James (left groin strain) is set to be re-evaluated Friday and won’t travel with the team for its game in Utah. … Rajon Rondo (right ring finger surgery) has also missed eight games. … The Lakers had a 72-44 edge in the paint. … Tyson Chandler was given the night off.HE SAID IT“It felt like it was skipping around out there until it hit Kuz’s hand and would go up every time.” — Walton on his team’s ball movement.UP NEXT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college “Our team has shown a lot of growth from the post-LeBron injury,” Lakers coach Luke Walton said.Kuzma had 22 points in the third quarter, hitting four 3-pointers to get the crowd on its feet and scoring on consecutive goaltending calls. He joined Klay Thompson, Stephen Curry, James Harden and James with 40-plus points in three quarters this season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“Pretty cool,” Kuzma said. “That’s the team I grew up watching. My fondest memories is them beating the Lakers.”Kuzma was a 9-year-old in Flint, Michigan, when the Pistons won the 2004 NBA Finals. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? He sat out the fourth quarter and put a wrap around his lower back, which has bothered him lately.The second-year forward had scoring runs of 10 and six points in the period, when the Lakers led by 16.“Everything was in the rhythm of the offense,” said Kuzma, who put up 500 shots the day before.“No matter what’s going on in the game he believes the next shot’s going in,” Pistons guard Langston Galloway said.Michael Beasley picked up where Kuzma left off, scoring 15 of his 19 points in the fourth on his 30th birthday. His scoring touch had James and other players on the bench on their feet.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzerscenter_img Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma, left, is congratulated by forward Brandon Ingram, front, and center Ivica Zubac, second from right, after scoring as guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope stands in the background during the second half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 113-100. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES — Kyle Kuzma scored a career-high 41 points in three quarters against his childhood team, joining some rarified company in the process.His offensive outburst propelled the Los Angeles Lakers over the Detroit Pistons 113-100 on Wednesday night to improve to 3-5 without injured LeBron James.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra View comments In matchup of MVP frontrunners, Antetokounmpo gets win as Bucks turn back Rockets 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 Pistons: Visit Sacramento on Thursday in the second game of a back-to-back before returning to LA to face the Clippers on Saturday.Lakers: At Utah on Friday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READlast_img read more

World Cup ticket sales start Thursday

first_imgFIFA secretary general Fatma Samoura said the ticketing system will give fans “a fair chance” to secure tickets for the June 14-July 15 extravaganza.The sales process has been divided into two phases.During the first period, which starts on Thursday and finishes on October 12, fans will be able to submit their ticket applications.All applicants will be duly notified of the outcome of their applications before the second phase gets underway after the draw for the finals takes place on December 1.The tickets purchased during both sales phases will be delivered free of charge to applicants in the weeks leading up to the tournament, with deliveries planned to start in April.FIFA says that at the request of Russian authorities everyone attending World Cup matches will need to receive a FanID, the official identity document issued to the fans.The FanID and a valid ticket are required to enter the World Cup venues.Having a FanID gives supporters some additional benefits and services provided by the host country, such as visa-free entry to the Russian Federation, certain free inter-host city travel and free use of public transport on matchdays.The World Cup will be played at 12 venues in 11 Russian cities — Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Sochi, Kazan, Saransk, Kaliningrad, Volgograd, Rostov-on-Don, Nizhny Novgorod, Yekaterinburg and Samara.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000A photo taken on August 28, 2017 shows a view of the outside of the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad, Russia, which will host several games of the FIFA World Cup 2018 © AFP/File / Mladen ANTONOVMOSCOW, Russian Federation, Sep 12 – FIFA announced Tuesday that ticket sales for the 2018 World Cup will begin on Thursday, nine months to the day that the tournament kicks off in Russia.“Fans all over the world will also be able to book their place as ticket sales for the tournament start exclusively on FIFA.com/tickets,” world football’s governing body said.last_img read more

Exclusive – Former Southampton star Le Tissier considers Countdown application

first_imgFormer Southampton star Matt Le Tissier has told talkSPORT he is considering applying to be a contestant on Countdown.The Saints legend is known for his love of the Channel 4 programme, and has already appeared twice in ‘Dictionary Corner’ on the popular long-running TV show.But Le Tissier now wants to be on the frontline and is on the verge of submitting an application.“I’ve been twice in dictionary corner and I’ve just got the form through to apply as a contestant on Countdown,” he told talkSPORT.“I’m seriously thinking about it. The numbers are my strongest bit. Apart from sport, Maths was my strongest subject at school.“When I was on there before, none of the contestants, or Rachel Riley, got one of the numbers games. I managed to get it though. You can go on Youtube and have a look.”And that’s exactly what we did. Check out Le Tissier’s appearance on Countdown below…last_img read more

MAYO BOSS IN SCATHING ATTACK ON JOE BROLLY OVER COMMENTS BEFORE DONEGAL’S ALL-IRELAND WIN

first_imgMAYO manager James Horan has launched a scathing attack on former Derry star and TV pundit Joe Brolly.Horan said he didn’t want to take away from Donegal’s All-Ireland success but said Brolly’s claims that Mayo played a cynical fouling game were way off the mark.“Joe Brolly was very selective in his commentary on Mayo and in my opinion it was biased and I think he should have been checked by RTÉ.I think his comments were targeted against Mayo,” said Horan after a reserve county side lost by a point to Leitrim. “If you take any of the quarter-final games last year, I’d challenge Joe to go back and look at some of those and look at what the foul count was.“So what was his motivation for just selecting Mayo?“It’s nothing to do with Donegal and the All-Ireland victory. They were fantastic and absolutely deserved their victory. I’d just like to know what his motivation was for selecting one team and one team only when there were other games with a lot more foul count.”He said he was concerned at the timing of the comments on radio just a few days before September’s final adding: “The timing of it… I know we’re on about strategic this, that and the other but who’s to say the timing of those articles weren’t strategic. “But look we’re here today in Leitrim and they deserved their victory and taught us a few lessons. So we’ll take them and move on.” MAYO BOSS IN SCATHING ATTACK ON JOE BROLLY OVER COMMENTS BEFORE DONEGAL’S ALL-IRELAND WIN was last modified: January 14th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:MAYO BOSS IN SCATHING ATTACK ON JOE BROLLY OVER COMMENTS BEFORE DONEGAL’S ALL-IRELAND WINlast_img read more

I Worked on the AOL Content Farm & It Changed My Life

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Analysis#AOL#web Related Posts marshall kirkpatrick Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Five years ago this week I began writing for AOL’s blog network Weblogs Inc. I wrote 5 technology news stories each day and was paid a mere $5 per article. It was grueling, that was just one of 3 jobs I had at the time – and it was great.AOL’s secret internal plan to ramp up its online content business was leaked today to New York business blog Business Insider and people are saying it’s got “content farm” written all over it. In-house writers are expected to write 5 to 10 blog posts per day and those stories are expected to go from an average of 1500 pageviews per post today to an amazing 7000 views per post in the future. How will stories be selected? The only thing that will matter, apparently, is search engine friendliness and monetization potential. That might sound terrible to outsiders, but having been there I want to say: Good luck AOL, I hope that strategy works wonderfully for you. I genuinely do.The 58 page document titled The AOL Way: Content, Product, Media Engineering, and Revenue Management is worth a read to anyone in the media business, but the hardest pill to swallow is the relationship between quantity, quality and money.David Carr at the New York Times tweets: “Must Read, Must Not Emulate: Fascinating Look Inside the Word Gulag at AOL.” Tech journalist Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols says, “AOL expects its staff writers to write 5 to 10 stories per day! Yeah. Right. That’s going to happen.” Social media analyst Jessica Well says, “Yeah… quantity over quality… that’s the spirit, AOL! :/”I’m sure the writers filling those quotas are paid more than the $5 per post that I got paid 5 years ago. When I took the position the pay had just gone up from $4 per post!At that time I was also writing 6 posts per day about international currency speculation, as a subcontractor for a CMS company. And doing 3 to 5 interviews per week with a nonprofit technology organization. I was producing roughly 10 to 12 posts per day. Having landed those three gigs, I quit my minimum wage job at a convenience store in my home town. (Thanks, AOL content farm!)Were those posts any good? They were good enough that when tech blog top story aggregator Techmeme launched, I had 8 headlines there in 8 weeks. Then one day Michael Arrington called and hired me at TechCrunch. “You keep beating us to stories,” he told me. I was able to do that because I was getting RSS feeds from key vendors in our market delivered by IM and SMS. That’s standard practice among tech bloggers now, but at the time no one else was doing it, so I was able to cover lots of news first. The fact that I was able to do it under the AOL banner, for any pay at all, was a great platform for me.Right: Barb Dybwad, then at AOL, took this picture of me showing her a blog I was working on for a local natural foods store when we met at the first tech industry event I attended, an unconference called Tag Camp. A few months later, Barb hired me to write for AOL. Today she’s at a site called Tecca. Thanks, Barb!Now I’m the co-editor of ReadWriteWeb and I’m happy to report that things are very different for me. Here at ReadWriteWeb we pay our writers far better, but we do ask full timers to write 5 posts each day. We ask them to write smart, informed, quality posts. Preferably before anyone else does. It’s very hard, but very enjoyable work.You know what, though? We’ve got a full time news spot open right now and I’m having a hard time filling it. I think of AOL, big as it is, as a farm team in the minor leagues. I made a splash in the minors and then got called up to the major leagues. Where are the minor leagues now, though? Where are the tech bloggers who have toiled for too little pay, pumped out large quantities of content and proven themselves to have potential to work on a different level?I don’t know where those sites are anymore. If they appear again, though, I’m guessing they’ll look like content farms. The executives behind such outfits, publishing on mass scale, are inevitably going to treat writers and readers like worthless pawns in a chess game worth billions of dollars. It would be a mistake to expect them to do anything else.But some of those people will demonstrate that they aren’t just pawns, that they are writers, journalists and power-bloggers.Big league bloggers and writers these days need to be able to write well, in large quantity and quickly. It’s not easy, but who said writing for a living, in an era when anyone can publish with ease, was going to be easy?So AOL, go build a giant content farm for mainstream readers. I’m sure some of the content will be worth reading, and though management’s priorities are SEO and monetization, I’m sure many of the writers will sneak in some gems. While you’ve got them, give them a trial by fire, too. Then send them our way. Or don’t – if they are capable of stepping up to the plate and hitting homeruns – hopefully we’ll find them before our competitors do. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

Can IoT-assisted asset tracking save shippers trillions?

first_imgHow IoT Will Transform Cold Chain Logistics For… Tags:#Cisco#DHL#IIoT#IoT#logistics#shipping The Ultimate Checklist on Ways to Prevent IoT D… 5 Industries Destined for Technological Disruption Global supply chains are undergoing a massive Internet of Things (IoT) transformation that will generate huge economic value.A new report by Business Insider says that new connected technology will unlock $1.9 trillion, citing estimates by Cisco Systems and logistics giant DHL.Specifically, it is the advent of IoT devices and related asset tracking solutions that will spark a seismic shift in global supply chains.IoT-powered asset tracking technology stands to generate massive value for the logistics sector because of its sheer versatility.Among the many benefits for companies, the connected tracking tech creates cost savings at almost every stage in global supply chains. Such phases where IoT is saving money include extraction, production, storage, transportation and the ultimate delivery to the client.As well, new asset tracking technology will improve compliance reporting and unlock new revenue-generating opportunities in the logistics sector.Yet it’s not just the hardware sensors that is transforming the industry, but the data these sensors are producing. More importantly, it’s the valuable insight that logistics and supply chain operators can glean from this new torrent of data.“Analyzing real-time tracking data for operational insights can deliver a wide range of benefits including decreased fuel and storage costs, the automation of inventory-related tasks to free up employees for more valuable assignments, improved compliance reporting, and new revenue opportunities,” said the Business Insider report.Logistics firms need major upgradesResearchers found that the advent of IoT-powered asset tracking is prompting logistics companies to undergo major technology upgrades.“Legacy asset tracking technologies like barcode scanners are gradually being replaced with newer internet-connected tracking solutions that provide real-time tracking data, as well as other information on the condition of goods in transit,” said the report.“Asset tracking solutions allow companies to completely overhaul their supply chain and logistics operations so they can deliver more goods faster and more cheaply.”The report says that the leading sectors adopting the new asset tracking technology include: manufacturing, agriculture, retail and oil and gas.center_img Donal Power Related Posts Electronic Design is Utilizing AI-Enabled Solu…last_img read more

How communication firms can monetize IoT beyond connectivity

first_imgRelated Posts For communication service providers or CSPs staggering from losses in their conventional lines of business, the IoT offers enticing opportunities to overturn their fortunes. At first look, you would consider monetizing IoT would be a slam-dunk for the communications organization.After all, they manage the networks that IoT devices must pass through. But, if CSPs are to gather millions in profits from billions of linked smart objects, charging for connectivity alone would not cut it. They will have to offer more than commoditized dumb pipes to monetize the internet of things.See also: IoT and business models – building new tech and brandsCSPs will definitely produce revenue from the IoT data they bring. But, in order to make the most of the opportunity, they will need to speed up acceptance of IoT products and services in the primary place, which requires forging partnerships with the IoT device makers and application providers that are at the front line of the trend.IoT platforms offer CSPs with various monetization opportunities. To start with, they help make a fixed base of IoT devices that are bound to their networks. For instance, devices made with AT&T’s IoT Starter Kit are planned to make the organization the default carrier once those devices are arranged.When it comes to IoT expansion, communication service providers still have various catching up to do to contend with the likes of Amazon, Google, and Apple. Having seen in the game with their IoT platforms would not make sure their success, but it is an essential first step.Luckily for CSPs, there are other methods to monetize IoT data. Take data storage, for example. All of those zettabytes of IoT information have to be stored in somebody’s cloud. This is a grown opportunity for telecoms and cable service providers. And, yet it is one that most have been slow to take hold of.How about data flow?A considerable opportunity for monetization of this data flow, but one that appears largely uncharted thus far is the purposeful cross-pollination of data between IoT service providers. Whereas this idea may look to infringe a center tenet of multi-tenant cloud service providers, whose platforms are almost generally made to prevent data visibility between tenants, doing so in a prearranged and careful way would undo latest monetization opportunities for the data streams arranged by IoT cloud service providers.CSPs may be the connectivity rulers. But, it continues to be seen even if they can rule the business connections with device makers, OEMs, content providers, application developers, systems incorporators and the thousands of different players it takes to produce lasting revenues from ITO solution. Bulk SMS service is one more thing that helps businesses in getting more revenues and a combination of SMS with IOT may definitely create wonders.More vital still, will they have the digital abilities to handle the intricacies of client acquisition, service delivery and profit sharing in multi-partner IoT commitments? Will they be capable of innovating at IoT speed? These are the obstructions CSPs will have to conquer in order to grab IoT monetization opportunities. All of these abilities depend on CSPs making a solid digital base in their central operating and business systems if they are to get any significant returns with IoT. How IoT Will Transform Cold Chain Logistics For… Tags:#Internet of Things#IoT#Monetization The Ultimate Checklist on Ways to Prevent IoT D…center_img Natasha Williams 5 Industries Destined for Technological Disruption Electronic Design is Utilizing AI-Enabled Solu…last_img read more

SPORT-KOHLI-COACH 2 LAST

first_imgHe has also toned down his aggression with time and his He has also toned down his aggression with time and his coach feels it has only helped Indias batting mainstay. “Aggression has always been his strength. The only thing is that he should not be over aggressive and cross the line. He was a bit immature earlier but now he is a matured guy, and what you seeing on the field these days is controlled aggression. He has got a very good head on his shoulders.” Sharma closely followed Kohlis breathtaking run in IPL where he ended up being the highest run-getter besides smashing a record four centuries. “I was in regular touch with Virat. I even went to watch the final and got back only a couple of days ago. The hundred he made against Kings XI in the 15-over game is my personal favourite. It was unbelievable the way he played that night.” Sharma feels Kohli is ready to captain in all three formats but he should wait as long as MS Dhoni is around. “He has shown his leadership quality but I would say Dhoni is a tremendous captain. So let him continue till the time he wants to continue and Virat will take over when the times comes,” the coach added. PTI BS KHS KHSlast_img read more

Deepavali celebrated with fervour in TN

first_imgChennai, Oct 18 (PTI) Deepavali, the festival of lights, was celebrated with traditional fervour and joy across Tamil Nadu today. Sporting bright new clothes, people, especially children, celebrated the festival by bursting crackers, exchanged greetings and sweets with neighbours and friends. In Tamil Nadus cracker city of Sivakasi, a 10-year-old boy died on the spot when he accidentally lit a box containing fire crackers, which burst. Fire and Rescue Services personnel here said they received a couple of calls of blaze due to crackers adding these were “minor ones,” and that there were no loss or damage to property and no one sustained serious injuries. Tamil Nadu, known for fans of top Tamil actors making a beeline to cinema theatres to watch the Deepavali release of their favourite stars was no exception this year too. Film buffs, and fans of top actor Vijay whose “Mersel,” hit the screens today, thronged cinema halls. Many fans of the actor put up banners, flex boards in cinema halls, multiplexes hailing the actor and wishing the new movie a big success at the box office. A section of them even did “milk abishekam,” to the cut out of the actor in some places. Actor Sarath Kumars “Chennaiyil Oru Naal-2” is among the other movies that hit the screens today. Prominent places of worship like the Meenakshi temple in Madurai, Ramanathaswamy temple in Ramanathapuram, Ranganathaswamy temple in Tiruchirappalli and Kamakshi temple in Kanchipuram saw devotees visiting in good numbers on the occasion of the festival. Sweets, a major feature of the festival saw sweet outlets doing a brisk business. Several popular traditional sweets like Tirunelveli Halwa, Srivilliputhur Palkova, Tiruvaiyaru Asoka Halwa, were among the much sought after sweet varieties. BJP State President Tamilisai Soundararajan distributed crackers to children and celebrated the festival by lighting sparklers with them here. Chennai Police Commissioner A K Viswanathan celebrated the festival with police personnel at the Police Commissioners office here by distributing sweets to them and bursting crackers. Television channels beamed special programmes on the occasion of the festival. State-run TASMAC liquor outlet chain across the State expect a good sale as was seen in previous years during Deepavali. Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board had appealed to the public to “restrict” bursting of crackers to the “maximum extent possible,” on Deepavali as prevailing weather conditions “are not conducive.” Various parts of the State has been experiencing sporadic spells of rains with overcast skies. Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit, Chief Minister K Palaniswami and other leaders had greeted the people on Deepavali. PTI VGN COR SSN RC MVVadvertisementlast_img read more

Hyundai Santro First Drive Review: The quintessential small car

first_imgNearly two decades back Hyundai began their Indian innings with a small hatchback called the Santro. This little car eventually turned around the fortunes of Hyundai in India and made it a household name. Over the course of time, the Santro changed and became the Santro Xing. With the advent of the Hyundai i10, sales of the Santro Xing started dwindling. It had become old in comparison and Hyundai pulled the plug to this ever popular brand name. But in 2018, Hyundai has decided to bring the brand name back. But let us begin by saying that apart from the brand name, there is nothing common between the older cars and this new 2018 version. The new Santro is based on the K1 platform and is longer and wider than before. However, as compared to the original ‘Tallboy’, this new hatch is 30mm lower. Suspension duties are taken care of by McPherson Struts up front and a coupled torsion beam axle at the back. On the looks front, the new Santro sure looks quirky. The cascading grille takes up generous space on the front bumper and it also houses rather large fog lamps. In profile, the Santro looks quite a bit like a ‘Tallboy.’ Top of the line Sport and Asta variants get 14in steel wheels while the rest are shod on 13in tires. There are no alloy wheels available even as an option. At the back, the tailgate comes with a design line much in sync with the Grand i10 and the tail lights are large and clear to view. Top of the line variants also get a rear wash and wipe function as well as a parking sensor and camera.advertisement Hyundai has become a company which loves to load up their cars with best in class features and the Santro has got the same treatment. The dash looks smart and the quality of plastic and switchgear are excellent. The top variants also come with a 7in touchscreen infotainment system which features Apple and Android support systems apart from Bluetooth connectivity. If you notice, our car here comes with funky color coordinated accents across the cabin and this is a feature you will get if you opt for this quirky shade of green! The instrument panel is also loaded and offers quite a lot of data including fuel efficiency etc. Then there is a tacho too. Hyundai is also offering electrically adjustable ORVMs on top variants. However, the AMT version we are driving surprisingly does not get a reversing camera. The power window switches are placed on the gear stick console and are easy to reach. The steering too gets controls for audio and telephony. There are plenty of cubby holes around the cabin to store stuff and that is a great thing. The seats are comfortable and offer generous support. Space is found aplenty both up front and at the back. The window lines are pretty low and this means rear passengers won’t feel claustrophobic. Rear passengers also get their very own AC vent at the back. The only drawback we found was that the B-pillar is too close to the seat and this means one has to turn around first to step out of the hatch. The boot is decent in size and can be opened from the cabin and by using the key. The Santro is available with a 4-cylinder, 1.1-liter petrol engine which offers 69bhp and 99Nm of torque. Hyundai claims a fuel economy of 20.3kmpl and that’s quite a lot we must say. Then there is a CNG variant available as well which is slightly less powerful. The petrol variant can be had with a 5-speed manual transmission or an AMT. This is the first time Hyundai has offered an AMT and quite a lot rides on it. The AMT box comes with electric motor driven clutch actuators, gear shift and select operation and Hyundai claim that this makes the shifts seamless. To try out what they were claiming we got our hands on the AMT version on this drive. The engine feels pretty refined at idle. There is ample grunt in this four-pot motor to get up to high speeds and by that we mean an indicated 140kmph. Even at such high speeds noise levels and vibrations are kept well under control. However, it is the AMT gearbox which is the star of this show. The box shifts through the cogs smoothly and with a light foot, shifts happen at around 2,000rpm. However, keep your foot pinned and the shifts are held till 4,000rpm. This means that overtaking on the go is a breeze and there is no jerks felt. In manual mode too the gearbox shifts down relatively quickly and this makes driving the new Santro fun. The manual gearbox version at the same time is surely faster as gear changes are done manually. The box is slick and clutches light. A perfect combination for city driving.advertisement The Santro also sports a taught suspension set up. The car handles bumps and ruts with ease and little is felt within the cabin. This is especially the case when you encounter those tyrant tarmac creases. There is also ample ground clearance on tap and even the biggest humps near Konark couldn’t touch the underbelly of the Santro. The steering is set to light in true Hyundai guise. Driving in the city is a breeze and making three-point turns even easier. However, at high speeds, you do feel the need for a little more feedback. VerdictThe 2018 Santro, to begin with, has nothing to do with the original Santro launched decades back. However, traits like generous interior space, quirky design and loads of features remain same. While there is ABS and driver side airbag standard across all variants, we would have loved to see two airbags as standard instead of one. The engine is smooth and the AMT box excellent. So put together the new Santro is a proper all-rounder.last_img read more