BMW Motorrad Vision DC Roadster mimics a boxer but is actually electric

first_img 2020 BMW 330e first drive: A plug-in 3 Series without compromise BMW Motorrad BMW 2019 BMW X7 first drive: Big-time Bavarian BMW’s riderless, self-driving motorcycle goes for a spin… Motorcycles Electric Cars Concept Cars 1:30 Comment More From Roadshow Tags Now playing: Watch this: Share your voice 1 2019 BMW X5 xDrive50i review: A potent and tech-rich SUV 27 Photos Enlarge ImageI don’t think I’m cool enough to even look at this bike. BMW Motorrad Electric motorcycles aren’t new, but they’ve been gaining some serious steam as companies like Harley-Davidson finally pick up the pace and accept 21st-century technologies into their products. BMW Motorrad’s motorcycles have a very important history with a specific combustion engine, but because the future doesn’t wait for anyone, BMW gave its bread-and-butter setup a heapin’ helpin’ of electrification.BMW Motorrad, the automaker’s motorcycle division, unveiled the Vision DC Roadster concept on Tuesday. The manufacturer did away with the Beemer’s staple flat-two “boxer” gas engine and replaced it with — I’ll pause so you can grab your pearls for later clutching — an electric motor and battery. Yet the company didn’t want to eliminate that link to the past in its entirety. Given the small nature of the electric motor, and the relatively not-small nature of the batteries required for decent range, BMW Motorrad shuffled things up a bit. The battery is now where the boxer engine used to be, and the OEM did the best it could to arrange things so that they still bore a passing resemblance to an internal combustion engine. The cooling elements are exposed and placed in the air stream to keep temperatures manageable, and when the bike starts up, the cooling elements move outward. Instead of using a chain to drive the rear wheel, it uses a universal shaft.BMW Motorrad Vision DC Roadster ConceptEnlarge ImageNo fuel tank? No problem. BMW Motorrad Since there’s no gas engine, that means there’s no need for a gas tank, which means there’s more space to get expressive with the design. The whole thing looks like something out of a dystopian anime, sharp and aggressive with a healthy dose of cool. The bike’s electric drive is surrounded by a milled aluminum frame and some minimalist fairings. Further adding to the sci-fi theme is a set of fluorescent elements on the sides of the tires that can create designs while the bike is in motion.Heck, even the rider’s gear is plucked from some 23rd-century megalopolis. In addition to looking more like street wear than traditional armor, the suit has built-in magnets, to which a rucksack can be attached. Whenever the rider needs something from the bag, just pull and detach the magnets. Just don’t stand too close to any old-school CRT televisions.The BMW Motorrad Vision DC gives us a pretty interesting look at the future of BMW’s motorcycle division. With an emphasis on applying new technologies without losing sight of the design that made the old one so cool to start, this new concept looks right at home alongside BMW’s other new concept, the Vision M Next. BMW Motorrad Vision DC Roadster is an all-electric thrill ride BMWlast_img read more

Minor girl gangraped beheaded by brothers uncle in Madhya Pradesh

first_img Close 6-year-old girl raped by servant in Amroha IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:08/1:09Loaded: 0%0:08Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:01?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading …center_img The victim’s body was found the next day in an agricultural field outside the village.[Representational image] Creative CommonsA 12-year-old Dalit girl was kidnapped, gang-raped and beheaded allegedly by her brothers and uncle in Madhya Pradesh’s Sagar district on Thursday, March 14. According to police, four of the accused have been arrested and one is absconding. The police have charged three of her brothers, her uncle and aunt for the heinous crime. One of the accused arrested is a minor.The girl, a class 6 student, did not return from school the previous day i.e. Wednesday. Her family started looking for her but failing to locate her the girl’s father filed a “missing” complaint with the police in the district.Her body was found the next day in an agricultural field outside Berkhedi village. Initially, the police declared a reward of Rs 10,000, which was increased to Rs 25,000 for information regarding the accused.”On March 14 at around 7 pm the headless body of the girl was found lying close to her village and her severed head was found around 50-100 meters away,” the ASP of Sagar district said. According to reports, when the girl threatened to inform the police, the accused raped her, strangled her to death, chopped off her head and dumped the body.The police doubted after the girl’s uncle alleged that one Chote Patel, who lives in the same village, had killed her. Patel and the family were locked in a land dispute, he informed the police. The body was sent for post mortem examination to the hospital in Banda town. The report revealed that the girl was raped.The girl’s uncle tried to mislead investigators but more questioning disclosed the involvement of the girl’s relatives in the horrific crime.WHAT EXACTLY HAPPENED?The victim was allegedly taken by one of her brothers to their uncle’s place when she was returning home from school. The uncle, accompanied by his two sons, allegedly gang-raped her and when she threatened to go to the police, her aunt allegedly strangled her. She was then beheaded and dumped in the fields.The blood-stained clothes of the girl and the weapon used to murder her was also recovered. Further investigation is underway and the police are trying to locate the girl’s another brother.last_img read more

UH Takes Big Step toward Establishing College of Medicine with Approval from

first_imgThe University of Houston took Thursday a big step toward establishing its College of Medicine after the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) unanimously approved a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree for UH.“We continue to take careful, well-measured steps forward, and receiving the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s endorsement is another clear indication that we are on the right track,” said Renu Khator, president of the University of Houston.  “We look forward to sustaining this progress and playing a vital role in improving the overall health and health care resources of our city and our state.” “The UH and Houston community is energized in support of this project. We are thankful that the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board sees the validity of our mission to train physicians with a deep understanding of health disparities and social determinants of health,” said Dr. Stephen Spann, founding dean of the College of Medicine. “We remain focused on recruiting top quality faculty while developing an innovative curriculum.”There are still several critical steps remaining before the College of Medicine can open its doors to students. In December, the College of Medicine will submit its application for accreditation with the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), the federal accrediting body for medical degree programs.In January 2019, UH will seek $40 million in appropriations over 10 years from the Texas Legislature, approximately eight percent of the total $450 million in funding sources.The remaining startup costs include private support, intellectual property revenue, institutional funds and private/public partnerships. To date, UH has raised $35 million of $40 million in private philanthropy for the college.This week, UH released a video in which health care and business leaders acknowledge the need for a new college of medicine in Houston focusing on forming primary care physicians and support the university’s plan. Bill McKeon, president and chief executive officer of the Texas Medical Center, says in the video a primary care-focused medical school is “essential” for Houston and adds the institutions that form the Texas Medical Center see the UH College of Medicine as “extremely complementary to the existing hospitals and medical schools.”The UH College of Medicine aims for at least 50 percent of each graduating class to specialize in primary care, while the national average is approximately 20 percent. UH contends that philosophy is useful because Texas faces a substantial primary care physician shortage and ranks 47th out of 50 states in primary care physician-to-population ratio. According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, the state will need to add another 6,400, a 32 percent increase, by 2030.Additionally, Houston’s population has tripled since the last medical school was established in the city in 1972 and, despite being home to the Texas Medical Center, large sections of the city are measured as having high or moderately high levels of socioeconomic disadvantage, according to the Health of Houston Survey 2015.Earlier this month, Humana announced a $15 million gift to UH to launch the Humana Integrated Health System Sciences Institute, which will unite the College of Medicine with the existing Colleges of Nursing, Pharmacy, Social Work and Optometry.The College of Medicine is scheduled to admit 30 students in its inaugural class.UH is finalizing a partnership with HCA Houston Healthcare, the largest hospital company in the nation, to bring a total of 389 new resident positions to the College of Medicine over its first six years. Sharelast_img read more

A fine selection

first_imgThe Imperial presents the Sunday brunch with some new offerings this time. Live seared foie gras, display of raw seafood and fish like rainbow trout, clams, mussels, squids, perch, mackerel, scallops (steamed, baked, grilled etc.) are included in the menu.Home cured and preserved cold meats, home smoked duck and home smoked salmon complement the innovatively laid out non alcoholic hangover shots to get over the heavy head from last night’s party. That’s not all hand-made pasta made live and filled with the goodness of whole wheat, home-made fancy cup cakes and vegan ice creams, liquid sandwich/ sugarfee desserts, dainty french pastry – Macaroons, Eclairs, millefieulle, home grown microgreens  – wheat grass, lentils, green peas, red amaranthus, mustard cress, raddish cress etc, are truly a feast to satiate you heart and tummy at the same time.The feast also offers selection one special starter served on your table. Adding to it The Imperial also brings you to some  unbelievable choices of world cuisine, all under one roof.last_img read more

Harvard sued for racial profiling and targeting AsianAmericans

first_imgStudents for Fair Admissions says Harvard limits the number of Asian Americans it admits while giving preference to other races, according to the Project on Fair Representation (PFR), a legal defense fund supporting the lawsuit. ‘The university is engaging in a campaign of invidious discrimination,’ PFR said in a statement.‘White, African American and Hispanic applicants are given racial preferences over better qualified Asian Americans,’ it added, accusing Harvard of breaching civil rights laws and undermining the Fourteenth Amendment to the US constitution. Also Read – Pro-Govt supporters rally as Hong Kong’s divisions deepenPlaintiff the SFFA alleges that Harvard and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill violated the Supreme Court’s 2013 ruling on ‘strict scrutiny’ standards which says admissions should be conducted on ‘race-neutral’ grounds to end ‘race-based affirmative action policies,’ according to the PFR statement.The director of PFR vowed further action on race-based admissions policies at other universities in the United States.‘These two lawsuits are the first of what are expected to be several similar challenges to other competitive colleges that continue to unconstitutionally use racial preferences in admission decisions,’ said Edward Blum. SFFA said its members include ‘highly qualified’ students that have been rejected from Harvard and Chapel Hill, and their parents.last_img read more