July UK vehicle production figures

% of total Source: -49.7% 5,947 Jul-09 8,440 Total YTD 2009 SMMT Ltd 78.1% 13,086 YTD 2009 107,635 29.5% -48.1% 51,614 74.6% “The slowdown in DownloadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) -14.4% 2,493 26.1% -63.8% 79,779 Jul-09 85,726 111,580 406,795 -59.8% -19.0% 30,349 Pace of decline in car output slowed considerably in July with the scrappage scheme starting to have an effect on volumesCommercial vehicle output continues to decline sharply, with 59.8% fall in JulyCar Production 38,528 -54.9% Commercial Vehicles  21.9% -44.6% 27,856 73.9% Cars 78.5% Total vehicles  445,323 YTD 2009 -23.7% Home -49.6% 569,989 % of total 25.9% -45.8% 124,666 -17.9% -22.3% Export 518,375 -27.3% 21.5% 116,075 -76.3% 25.4% 74.1% 70.5% -45.8% -55.9% Jul-09 -72.8% read more

Nottingham Pearson combine for 43 in Texas State romp

PORTLAND, Ore. — Tre’Larenz Nottingham scored 25 points and Nijal Pearson 18, leading Texas State to an 82-50 win over USC Upstate Friday night in the Portland Classic.Nottingham was 7-for-13 from the field and made 9 of 11 free throws to pick up his third 20-point game as a Bobcat. Pearson was 7-for-12 shooting as Texas State (4-1) was 51 per cent from the field (29 of 57) and harried USC Upstate into 20 turnovers, turning those into 29 points.Malik Moore scored 13 to lead the Spartans (1-4) but was 5-for-12 shooting. He was the only one to reach double figures. As a team USC Upstate shot 33 per cent (17 of 52) and was out-rebounded 38-28.The Bobcats closed the first half on an 18-3 run and led 29-18 at the break.Moore scored five quick points as USC Upstate opened the final period on an 8-5 burst and hit another 3 that cut the gap to 14 points halfway through the half, but the Spartans would get no closer.The Associated Press read more