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Tyre Know-How: The Farmer’s Secret Weapon

Among the most pressing challenges facing farmers today is the constant pressure on margins. Many of the factors affecting agricultural productivity are beyond the farmer’s control—fuel prices, market fluctuations, unfavourable weather conditions—so it really makes sense not to neglect those factors they can do something about. One of the most important, but frequently misunderstood, is tyres, says Stephan van Staden, ...

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Chevrolet Powers Fernando Alonso’s 2019 Indianapolis 500 Entry

Two-time Formula 1 champion Fernando Alonso will compete in the 2019 Indianapolis 500 in a McLaren Racing entry powered by Chevrolet’s 2.2-liter twin-turbocharged direct-injected V6 IndyCar engine. The Chevy engine has powered the defending winner of the Greatest Spectacle in Racing and three Indy 500 winners since its 2012 IndyCar Series introduction. “It will be a privilege to wear the ...

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Driving Range Of Hyundai Kona Electric to Be Corrected

Hyundai Motor is issuing a correction to the official Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) combined all-electric driving range (AER) stated for the Kona Electric. All new cars to be sold in the European Union are subject to the new WLTP tests, which use a standardized test programme set and overseen by designated testing authorities. In testing the Kona ...

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Driver Threatens Passenger with “Juju”, Lands in Court

A 62 year-old driver, Ibrahim Sanni, who police accused of intimidating a passenger with witchcraft, on Tuesday, appeared in an Ilorin Magistrates’ Court. The Prosecutor, Insp James Odaudu told the court that the complainant, Ayobola Suleman, boarded a cab from the post office to Geri-Alimi and an argument ensued between them over change. Odaudu alleged that the accused during heated argument, brought ...

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Group Dares Atiku to Use U.S. Visa, Offers 1st Class Tickets

No Alternative To Buhari-Osinbajo 2019, a political campaign group, has dared the presidential candidate of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar to make use of his widely acclaimed United States Visa. In a statement issued on Tuesday by its National Coordinator, Mr Vincent Uba, the group dared Atiku to prove to Nigerians and the World that he was ...

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Coscharis and Ford Add Zest to FITFAM Fest 2018

It was a show of strength, toughness and endurance at Ford Stongman Challenge event, which took place during the 2018 FitFam Fest held at the Hardrock Café, Victoria Island, in Lagos recently. The Ford Strongman Challenge which was co-sponsored by Ford Motor Company and Coscharis Motors Plc featured a number of activities including power lift, dead lift and tyre flip. ...

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2019 Hyundai Kona Named Best Crossover

The Hispanic Motor Press Awards announced each year at the Los Angeles Auto Show named the 2019 Kona Best Crossover for Hispanic Families. The awards are organized by the Hispanic Motor Press Foundation, a non-profit 501 (c)3 educational organization that helps educate Hispanics on finding the best value vehicles in the market through grassroots efforts and events. The jury panel ...

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Qatar quits OPEC 

Qatar is quitting the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) from January 2019, Saad al-Kaabi, the country’s energy minister said on Monday. The decision to withdraw from OPEC came after Qatar reviewed ways to enhance its role internationally and plan its long-term strategy, al-Kaabi told a news conference in Doha. Qatar, one of OPEC’s smallest producers but the world’s ...

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Interest Rate Hike Impacts New Vehicle Sales

New vehicle sales continued to decline during November, noticeably impacted by the interest rate increase in the third week of the month. According to the National Automobile Association of South Africa (NAAMSA), the new vehicle market declined 4.6% to 47,486 units compared to November 2017, meaning sales year-to-date have declined 0.9%. “While consumer confidence looks to be reasonably positive, the ...

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