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IndusInd Bank to support para athletes at Rio Games

first_imgMumbai, Apr 7 (PTI) IndusInd Bank today announced its support to the Indian para athletes, who qualify for this years Rio Paralympics, through its Para Champions Programme — IndusInd Umang — designed for differently-abled sportspersons. Fifteen emerging and elite para athletes have been selected to receive support under the programme in the first year with two among them — Amit Saroha and Devendra Jhajharia — having already qualified for the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil this September, a media release said today. Para swimmer Suyash Jadhav, also among 15 athletes, has already breached the A qualification mark for the Paralympics this year. The programme is in association with GoSports Foundation, an independent, professionally-managed and donor-funded organisation focused on promoting sports in the country with an advisory board comprising sporting icons Abhinav Bindra, Rahul Dravid and Pullela Gopichand. “The programme seeks to impact the lives of the selected 15 athletes positively, and boost them to the next level in their sporting journeys,” the release said. This is the first time a cohesive and comprehensive programme and commitment have been put in place for para athletes by any corporate in the country, it added. PTI SSR KRK CM AH PTPlast_img read more

SantAgata Bolognese – Reported by Elite Traveler

first_imgSant’Agata Bolognese – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle MagazineEven more dynamic, lighter, more powerful and stunning – the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera is the new top model in the Gallardo line-up. Its evocative “superlight” badge refers to a driving machine of true sporting character and describes a high-performance and lean automotive athlete. The Superleggera makes its entrance to continue the success of its predecessor, launched in 2007, of which Lamborghini produced and sold no less than 618 in just one year.Compared with the already lean Gallardo LP 560-4, the weight of the Gallardo Superleggera has been trimmed by 70 kilograms (154 lb). The super sportscar from Sant’Agata Bolognese boasts a dry weight of no more than 1340 kilograms (2954 lb) – the lightest road-going model in Lamborghini’s range, and a new arrival in one of the most exclusive market niche segments.One key factor is the exterior and interior components made from carbon-fiber. Carbon-fiber is ideal for the manufacture of sportscars as its use allows for weight reduction and improved mechanical features. The car’s performance is thus enhanced thanks to a better weight-to-power ratio and reduced total mass, which means that CO2 emissions are also lower. Lamborghini has been at the forefront in this material’s application for many years, and now the brand is extending its leadership even further.The V10 power unit with 5.2 liters (317,6 cu in) of displacement generates 419 kW (570 CV*) in the Gallardo Superleggera. This puts the weight-to-power ratio of the new top model at only 2.35 kilograms (5.18 lb) per CV and guarantees breathtaking performance. The Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera handles the dash from zero to 100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 3.4 seconds and flies past the 200 km/h (124 mph) mark only 10.2 seconds later, ultimately reaching 325 km/h (202 mph). The engine with “Iniezione Diretta Stratificata” gasoline direct injection also boasts an impressive degree of efficiency. Its fuel consumption and CO2 emissions have been reduced by 20,5 percent compared to the previous model.The Gallardo Superleggera is an uncompromising driving machine. Its running gear, with its mighty braking system, has a dedicated and exceptionally precise set-up, while its 19-inch wheels, Pirelli P Zero Corsa, clad in Pirelli sports rubber, are extremely light. The Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera brings a whole new meaning to the term “super sportscar”.The Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera comes with the e-gear transmission operated via steering wheel paddles, as standard. The automated system with electronic management shifts through its six gears extremely smoothly and far more quickly than could be achieved by human reflexes.The e-gear control unit has three operating modes, two of which available in automatic. The “Thrust mode” delivers maximum off-the-line performance and is programmed to manage starting revs of around 5000 rpm with minimal wheel slip.www.lamborghini.comlast_img read more