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1:30 Share your voice CES 2019: Nissan Leaf E+ is the long-range Leaf we’ve… Nissan Alongside the increase in battery capacity comes an increase in power and torque. The Leaf E+ features a 214-horsepower electric motor that produces 250 pound-feet of torque. That’s up from 147 hp and 236 lb-ft in the regular Leaf.The Leaf E+ will be sold as a separate model from the standard Leaf with its own family of trim levels ranging from S Plus to SL Plus, all of which come standard with Nissan’s ProPilot Assist semiautonomous system and E-Pedal, the latter of which has been reprogrammed to work better with the new car’s increased power. 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Now playing: Watch this: 5 2019 Nissan Leaf E+ ups the power, ups the range Nissan’s Leaf is the world’s best-selling electric car, and despite a generally well-received refresh for 2018, it’s beginning to lose a little luster in the face of competition like the Tesla Model 3, Hyundai’s Kona Electric and Chevy’s Bolt EV. Nissan isn’t about to stand for that, so at CES this year, it pulled the wraps off its new, longer-range Leaf E+.The most significant change is to the Leaf’s battery pack, which gets a bump to 62 kilowatt-hours, meaning a range of around 226 miles. This is a significant boost compared with the standard car’s 40-kWh battery and 151-mile range. That puts the Leaf E+’s range within spitting distance of the midrange Tesla Model 3. For further comparison with other affordable electrics, though, the Kona Electric outpaces the new Leaf by 32 miles, while the Bolt EV’s range outstrips the Nissan by just 12 miles. Tags 2018 Nissan Leaf: An excellent balance of electric range and value CES 2019 Nissan 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value Comments 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous More From Roadshow Inside, the Leaf E+ gets a new, larger 8-inch touchscreen display that can be linked to a smartphone and will interface with a Nissan app that will help you seek out chargers on your route. Speaking of your route, the Leaf E+ is supposed to seamlessly transition navigation from your phone to the vehicle for door-to-door navigation.Whether or not the Leaf E+ is successful will depend largely on how closely it can match its competitors. The base-model Leaf starts at $29,990, the Kona Electric starts at $36,450, the Bolt will set you back $36,620 and Tesla’s midrange Model 3 is the most expensive at $44,000 before options. Nissan says the Leaf E+ will go on sale in the spring of 2019 and that we’ll receive pricing information closer to that date. Electric Cars Hatchbacks 27 Photos 47 Photos read more
India is going to install Israel-developed fencing system along the border with Bangladesh to quickly stop any ‘infiltration attempt’, reports PTI.India’s Border Security Force (BSF) has acquired from Israel a ‘quick response team’ mechanism which, according to the report, strikes when the CCTV-powered control room detects any intrusion or suspicious activities.The BSF is implementing a project styled ‘comprehensive integrated border management system (CIBMS) part of the Narendra Modi government’s plan to completely seal the Indo-Pak and India-Bangladesh borders in the next few years, writes PTI.”There is going to be a paradigm shift in our operational preparedness,” BSF director general KK Sharma was quoted to have said.”As of now, we patrol from point-A to point-B (along the border). What we are now planning is to shift to a QRT (quick reaction team)-based system and a number of new technologies which have not been tried so far are being tested.”The PTI report said the system will be set up at ‘porous patches’ at Tripura, West Bengal and Dhubri (Assam) along the Indo-Bangla border.”Now, we have softwares which are in a position to detect any intrusion or any change in the scenario and create an alarm,” the DG was quoted to have said.He reportedly detailed that n automatic alarm will indicate the exact place where this intrusion (at the border) is taking place or an attempt is being made or something is being seen.”Once we get the alarm, we will zoom our night vision cameras on that and when we come to know what is happening, we will be able to neutralise the threat. This is the idea,” PTI quoted Sharma as saying.He reportedly added, the system, of smart fences and surveillance methods, is from the state-of-the-art technologies being used in Israel.”In fact, we will have the latest versions of all those things that are being used there (Israel).” read more
By The Associated PressJOHANNESBURG (AP) — The U.S. military says it has carried out six airstrikes in the Gandarshe area of Somalia which killed a total of 62 al-Shabab extremist rebels.In a statement issued Monday, the U.S. military’s Africa Command said it carried out four strikes on Dec. 15 in which 34 people were killed and two more on Dec. 16 which killed 28.Map locates Gandarshe, Somalia, where U.S. airstrikes killed al-Shabab extremists; 2c x 4 1/2 inches; 96.3 mm x 114 mm;All the air attacks were in the Gandarshe coastal area south of the capital, Mogadishu, it said.No civilians were injured or killed in the attacks, it said.All six strikes were carried out in close coordination with Somalia’s government, it said. The airstrikes were “conducted to prevent al-Shabab from using remote areas as a safe haven to plot, direct, inspire, and recruit for future attacks,” it said.Al-Shabab uses parts of southern and central Somalia to plot and direct extremist attacks, steal humanitarian aid, extort the local populace to fund its operations, and shelter radicals, said the statement.With these attacks, the U.S. military has carried out at least 46 airstrikes so far this year against al-Shabab, which is allied to al-Qaida and Africa’s most active Islamic extremist group. Al Shabab controls parts of rural southern and central Somalia and continues to stage deadly attacks in Mogadishu and other cities.The U.S. airstrikes have picked up dramatically since President Donald Trump took office and approved expanded military operations in the Horn of Africa nation. Airstrikes also target a small presence of fighters linked to the Islamic State group. read more
An exhibition of Himveer Wives Welfare Association (HWWA) showcasing stalls from field units and formations of Indo-Tibetan Border police (ITBP), was inaugurated by Savitri Singh, wife of Rajnath Singh, Union Home Minister and Anupriya Patel, MOS Health and Family Welfare in the national Capital recently. This exhibition has been organized on the occasion of 55th Raising Day celebrations of the Force. Functioning from initial years of ITBP, HWWA has been active in organizing welfare activities for the families of the Force and Civil population in border areas. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfSingh in her inaugural speech said that HWWA’s efforts are commendable in the field of welfare activities in ITBP. Referring to the visit of Rajnath Singh to one of the forward post of ITBP in Ladakh where he spent a night with himveers, Singh said that she can feel the emotions of Himveer families as how their husbands are working in harsh climatic areas in high Himalayas to serve the motherland while their families remain away. The annual HWWA souvenir– ‘Parampra’ was also released by the Chief Guest and the Guest of Honour on the occasion. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveSingh and Patel also took a round of stalls and appreciated the efforts of ITBP for welfare of its families and border population. The exhibition also showcases the rare artifacts, handicrafts and cultural heritage of the Himalayas and northeastern region of India. HWWA works for the welfare of the families of the Force personnel with a specific focus on women empowerment. It trains families in food processing, tailoring, weaving, stitching, painting, child care etc. The doctors of the Force give information on wellness, hygiene, prevention of HIV/AIDS, family planning to improve the quality of life of the Force personnel and their families. For welfare of these families, perception management centers are being operated by HWWA in remote border Units of ITBP. HWWA also organizes Carrier Counseling Mela/Workshop for the wards of ITBP personnel. Keeping the Children of ITBP personnel healthy, d-worming drive is also taken. NIT courses are being organised for Jawans families also. There will be numerous cultural performances by the Force personnel along with show by ITBP’s Jazz, Brass and Pipe Band. The exhibition will remain open for the public from October 15 to 17. read more
Google faced a major outage on Monday this week as it went down for over an hour, taking a toll on Google Search and a majority of its other services such as the Google Cloud Platform. The outage was apparently a result of Google losing control over the normal routes of its IP addresses as they instead got misdirected, due to a BGP (Border Gateway Protocol) issue, to China Telecom, Nigeria, and Russia. The issue began at 21:13 UTC when MainOne Cable Company, a carrier in Lagos, Nigeria declared its own autonomous system 37282 as the right path to reach 212 IP prefixes that belong to Google, reported ArsTechnica. Shortly after, China Telecom improperly accepted the route and further declared it worldwide, leading to Transtelecom and other large service providers in Russia to follow the same route. A networking and security company, BGPmon, who assesses the route health of networks, tweeted out on Monday that it “appears that Nigerian ISP AS37282 ‘MainOne Cable Company’ leaked many @google prefixes to China Telecom, who then advertised it to AS20485 TRANSTELECOM (Russia). From there on others appear to have picked this up”. BGPmon also tweeted that redirection of IP addresses came in five distinct waves over a 74-minute period: Another Network Intelligence company, ThousandEyes tweeted how a “potential hijack” was underway. As per ThousandEyes, it had detected over 180 prefixes affected by this route leak, covering a wide range of Google services. This led to a growing suspicion among many as China Telecom, a Chinese state-owned telecommunication company recently came under the spotlight for misrouting the western carrier traffic through mainland China. On further analysis, however, ThousandEyes reached a conclusion that, “the origin of this leak was the BGP peering relationship between MainOne, the Nigerian provider, and China Telecom”. MainOne is in a peering relationship with Google via IXPN in Lagos and has got direct routes to Google, that leaked into China Telecom. These routes then further got propagated from China Telecom, via TransTelecom to NTT and other transit ISPs. “We also noticed that this leak was primarily propagated by business-grade transit providers and did not impact consumer ISP networks as much”, reads the ThousandEyes blog. BGPmon further tweeted that apart from Google, Cloudflare also faced the same issue as its IP addresses followed the same route as Google’s. However, Matthew Prince, CEO, CloudFare, told Ars Technica that this routing issue was just an error and chances of it being a malicious hack was low .“If there was something nefarious afoot there would have been a lot more direct, and potentially less disruptive/detectable, ways to reroute traffic. This was a big, ugly screw up. Intentional route leaks we’ve seen to do things like steal cryptocurrency are typically far more targeted” said Prince. “We’re aware that a portion of Internet traffic was affected by the incorrect routing of IP addresses, and access to some Google services was impacted. The root cause of the issue was external to Google and there was no compromise of Google services,” a Google representative told ArsTechnica. MainOne also updated regarding the issue on its site, saying, that it faced a “technical glitch during a planned network update and access to some of the Google services was impacted. We promptly corrected the situation at our end and are doing all that is necessary to ensure it doesn’t happen again. The error was accidental on our part; we were not aware that any Google services were compromised as a result”. MainOne further addressed the issue on Twitter saying that the problem occurred due to a misconfiguration in BGP filters: The main takeaway from this incident remains that doing business on the Internet is still risky and there are going to be times when it’ll lead to unpredictable and destabilizing events, that may not necessarily be ‘malicious hacks’. Read Next Basecamp 3 faces a read-only outage of nearly 5 hours GitHub October 21st outage RCA: How prioritizing ‘data integrity’ launched a series of unfortunate events that led to a day-long outage Worldwide Outage: YouTube, Facebook, and Google Cloud goes down affecting thousands of users read more