The Bulldogs girls struggle to come back in a 71-44 loss against Etna

first_imgLos MOlinos >> Despite coming back strong in the second half, the Bulldogs couldn’t quite catch up to Etna, ending the game with a 71-44 loss.Los Molinos fell behind early, only scoring 4 points in the first quarter, two free throws by Rachel Rogers and a basket by Yaneli Castellon, as Etna rocketed to a 20-4 lead. The Bulldogs turned it up in the second but still had a way to go before catching up to Etna, which still led 39-23. Rogers scored 14 in the second quarter including two 3s. …last_img read more

San Jose Sharks: Injury updates on Marcus Sorensen, Radim Simek

first_imgSAN JOSE — Marcus Sorensen may be ready to rejoin the lineup when the Sharks, looking for their third straight win, host the Carolina Hurricanes on Wednesday.Sorensen, who has missed the last three games with an upper body injury, was a full participant in Tuesday’s practice as he skated on the Sharks’ third line with Joe Thornton and Barclay Goodrow.“Took a good step. It’s all about how you react to things the next day,” Sharks coach Pete DeBoer said. “So, not prepared to pencil him in yet, …last_img read more

Mercedes-Benz cuts down expenditure

first_imgThe German luxury car Mercedes-Benz India has decided to heavily cut down expenditure and absorb cost escalation to keep cars affordable for customers.According to reports, the company was reluctant to pass on the full extent of the price increase to customers for fear of hurting demand further. Mercedes-Benz India ‘s sales reportedly fell nearly 24 per cent to 1,633 units during April-July, compared with 2,141 units sold in the year-ago period. “The rupee has had a terrible impact on the company. We are close to catastrophic mood means we are cutting costs wherever possible, our guys are flying economy (class), we are going to cheaper hotels, we are cost cutting wherever possible,” a news report quoting Peter Honegg, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Mercedes-Benz India , said.    The report said the company is forced to absorb Rs 3 of every jump of Rs 10 in prices to avoid impacting retail demand which has been under pressure. In order to counter BMW and Audis rise in volumes riding high on the back of demand for cheaper sports utility vehicles (SUVs), Mercedes is also gearing up to launch a compact SUV in 2014-15 in India.This new small SUV, which is under development presently, will be assembled in India and take on BMWs X1 and Audis Q3 (both are SUVs) priced between Rs 21-25 lakh. Besides, the German company has also opened its first showroom in Lucknow, the first such dealership by a luxury car maker in Uttar Pradesh.The luxury car maker is expanding its footprint to Tier-II cities despite facing a stiff competition from rivals BMW and Audi.The company has recently launched such dealerships in Indore (Madhya Pradesh) and Karnal (Haryana), plans to sell 50 cars by December through the Lucknow dealership, ‘Smart Hoops’, and double the sales in 2013.With Agency inputsadvertisementlast_img read more