The curtain has been raised on Škoda’s flagship – the new Škoda Superb – which is arriving at DMG Motors in Donegal Town this October.The Superb was first launched back in Ireland in 2001 and has become one of the brand’s bestselling models with over 18,000 Superb vehicles currently on Irish roads. This is the third and most successful version that has been extensively revised both inside and out.The curtain is raised on ŠKODA’s flagship thenew ŠKODA SUPERBAvailable in a Combi (Estate) and Saloon (Lift back) versions, Škoda has slightly modified the exterior of the Superb and has carefully refined the front section. The redesigned front bumper means the car’s length has increased by 8 mm to 4,869 mm in the Škoda Superb, and by 6 mm to 4,862 mm in the Škoda Superb Combi. The typical Škoda grille now bears double slats, is larger and protrudes a little further down into the front bumper. From the entry-level version, the narrower headlights come with LED technology as standard for the dipped and high beam. At the rear, a horizontal chrome trim connects the full LED tail lights whilst the new ‘Škoda’ block lettering define the new Škoda design language.The curtain is raised on ŠKODA’s flagship thenew ŠKODA SUPERBThe Superb continues to set spaciousness benchmarks in the segment with 625 and 660 litres of luggage capacity in the Lift back and Combi respectively.The engine line-up features 1.5 TSI petrol units producing 150bhp, offered with 6 speed manual or 7 speed DSG automatic transmissions. The diesel offering includes a heavily revised 2.0 TDI 150bhp with new turbo charger and intercooler configuration combined with new crankshaft and injector arrangement. A 1.6 TDI 120bhp 7-speed DSG also features as well as a more powerful 2.0 TDI 190bhp unit with 4×4. The curtain is raised on ŠKODA’s flagship thenew ŠKODA SUPERBThe Superb update includes new technologies and an even more sophisticated interior. Full LED Matrix headlights are available for the first time in a Škoda production model and feature as standard on SportLine and L&K models. Several new assistance systems are also making their debut, such as Predictive Cruise Control.Škoda Ireland confirmed that only 3% of Superbs sold are the entry “Active” version with the majority of customers opting for more heavily specified models such as the Style, SportLine and L&K.The Superb SportLine in particular differentiates itself from its siblings using striking black features including a remodelled radiator grille and 18-inch alloy wheels – both of which come in black. The radiator grille frame and the trim between the full LED tail lights are also gloss black.The curtain is raised on ŠKODA’s flagship thenew ŠKODA SUPERBFull LED Matrix headlights and a sports chassis, which has been lowered by 10 mm, are included as standard. The black interior sets itself apart with sport seats featuring Alcantara®/leather materials.The top trim level, L&K, offers identical dimensions but the grille, side sills and rear bumper set themselves apart with new chrome details. It can also be identified by the ‘Laurin & Klement’ lettering on the front wings. Speaking at the launch of the new Škoda Superb; Ray Leddy, Head of Marketing & Product said “The Superb has been such an important model in our brand’s evolution in Ireland. The current and third incarnation of the Superb has been a contender for the number 1 position in the segment with the Superb overtaking many of the traditional bestsellers. Thanks to its reliability and excellent residual values the Superb has been a major success with business and fleet customers, with 23% of Superb sales being attributed to this channel. We see used imported premium German cars from 12-48 months as the Superb’s biggest competitor.”The curtain is raised on ŠKODA’s flagship thenew ŠKODA SUPERBThe Superb goes on sale from 12th October with 1.5 TSI, 150bhp Active prices from €30,750 and PCP finance available from 0% up to the 31st October.Call DMG Motors now on 074 9721396 to book your test drive and find out more about the Superb today. Visit: dmgskoda.ieNew Škoda Superb makes an entrance at DMG Motors Donegal was last modified: October 8th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:carsDMG MOTORSmotoringnew carsŠkoda Superb
20 February 2013Public servants should be banned from contracting with the government, and should face consequences for benefiting from state contracts, says National Planning Minister Trevor Manuel.During a briefing on the National Development Plan in Parliament in Cape Town on Tuesday, Manuel echoed Public Service and Administration Minister Lindiwe Sisulu’s call, made a few days ago, that public servants should be outlawed from benefiting from government contracts.Sisulu’s department is working on amending the Public Service Act to make it law that civil servants cannot do business with the state.Public servants ‘must perform’Manuel told Parliamentarians that ensuring that public sector delivery was ratcheted up would be key to the implementation of the National Development Plan (NDP).He said that, “in the interests of democracy”, public servants that were not skilled and effective should be removed.The NDP is a a blueprint for eliminating poverty and reducing inequality in South Africa by 2030. It seeks to do this by drawing on the energies of the the country’s people, growing an inclusive economy, enhancing the capacity of the state, and promoting leadership and partnerships throughout society.In his State of the Nation Address last week, President Jacob Zuma said the NDP was a “roadmap to a South Africa where all will have water, electricity, sanitation, jobs, housing, public transport, adequate nutrition, education, social protection, quality healthcare, recreation and a clean environment.”Five-year phasesManuel detailed how the plan will be broken up into five-year chunks, in line with the electoral cycle, with the 2014-19 medium term strategic framework to form the first five-year building block of the plan.The Presidency will lead the formulation of the 2014-19 medium-term strategic framework, and a first draft of the framework will be submitted to the Cabinet in July.The framework will include key targets from the NDP and other plans such as the New Growth Path, National Infrastructure Plan and Industry Policy Action Plan.Minister for Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Collins Chabane said the implementation framework of the NDP had been finalised and that following the Budget Speech later this month, departments would be expected to integrate their plans with that of the NDP.The integration with the NDP will mean that departments’ strategic plans, annual performance plans and programme plans will need to be evaluated by the Presidency to ensure that they are aligned with the plan, before being submitted to Parliament.The Presidency and National Treasury will also work with departments to clarify roles and responsibilities, ensure that plans and budgets are aligned, and to develop clear performance indicators for each programme.Implementation to begin this yearCritical steps would this year be taken to implement the NDP, including ensuring that programmes that don’t require additional resources and long lead times are implemented.The government will also focus on areas where implementation of existing policies needs to improve and will also hold focused dialogues to overcome obstacles to implementation.The government will also engage with other sectors to understand how they are contributing to implementing the NDP and to identify any obstacles they may be facing.The 2019-24 and 2024-29 planning cycles will be used to initiate the remaining activities and be informed by a performance review of the previous cycle.Manuel said the National Planning Commission had begun advertising for additional positions in its secretariat.Source: SAnews.gov.za
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Not every shot has an absolute white or black point. In this post we share a quick tip for color balancing your video footage!When doing the balancing and matching step of color grading, one of the corrections you have to make is to set the exposure and contrast of the shot. The white and black points of the image are important things to focus on using your waveform monitor, but it’s important to realize that not every shot has an absolute white or black point that fall on either 0 (or 7.5) IRE or 100 IRE on the waveform. The white and black points of a shot need to be decided based on the context and content of the shot. Look at these examples:Even though this shot has something that’s pure white in it (the paper) the content of the shot tell us that the paper shouldn’t hit 100 IRE on the waveform, because the paper would be blown out. The white point for this shot should probably be between 85-90 IRE – basically, the paper should look white, but not “glow.”In this shot, we have an obvious white point with the sun, but even though the sky gets darker at the edge, there’s nothing that should be deep in the shadow range, or anywhere near 0 IRE.Context is important, especially when the sun is involved. A shot with a bright lens flare may not have an absolute black, even if the shot normally would if the lens flare wasn’t there.When balancing and matching quickly, avoid just glancing at the waveform and cranking up the highlights to 100 and the blacks down to 0. Look at your shot and judge where the white and black point should really be!