Simeone focused on matches, not transfer dealings

first_imgDiego Simeone insists his focus is solely on Atletico Madrid’s upcoming matches, as he cannot control what happens in the January transfer window.Key defenders Lucas Hernandez (Bayern Munich) and Diego Godin (Inter) have been linked with moves away from the Wanda Metropolitano this month.Meanwhile, Goal understands the club are chasing out-of-favour Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ahead of the second leg of his side’s Copa del Rey tie against Girona, Simeone made it clear he was only concerned with on-field matters.”I live in training to training, match by match, day by day,” said the Atletico head coach.”I focus on looking for those who can hurt Girona. The rest will happen no matter how much you analyse or not analyse, think or not think. No matter what you want or not, what will happen will happen. That is our reality.”Simeone refused to comment on reports linking Atletico with Morata but did outline the value of experienced centre-half Godin.”The importance of Godin for us is clear,” Simeone added. “I hope he continues in the same way because he has had a very good level in the last three matches.”last_img read more


Province House Gets Dressed Up For Big Day

first_imgCanada’s oldest seat of government is taking on a new and colourful look as red, white and blue bunting is draped from Province House. The bunting, along with flags and banners, are part of the lead up to the major celebrations marking the 250th anniversary of representative government in Nova Scotia and the birth of parliamentary democracy in Canada. “It is only fitting that Province House be a focal point of celebrations planned for Oct. 2, the date on which Canada’s first elected assembly met,” said Democracy 250 co-chair Russell MacLellan. To mark this proud first for Nova Scotia, there will be a special ceremony in the legislature from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Oct. 2. Following the ceremony, there will be an open house from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. featuring an historic timeline, a display of original historic documents, a newly developed virtual tour of the legislature. Two performances by actor and author Michael Bawtree, who will take on the role of Joseph Howe, will be held at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Period dancers will also demonstrate 18th century dances in the Red Chamber. Mr. MacLellan said a highlight of the day will be the unveiling of a huge card of thanks to be sent to members of Canada’s military serving in Afghanistan. “The thank you card is a way for Nova Scotians to acknowledge the men and women who put themselves at risk so others can live with greater peace and security,” he said. “We hope as many Nova Scotians as possible come to the legislature and show their support for our brave service men and women.” Along with the many events planned for the legislature, there will be a wide range of events taking place in Grand Parade. For a full schedule of Oct. 2 events, visit www.democracy250.ca .last_img read more


14vehicle crash causes massive fire multiple fatalities north of Toronto

first_imgBARRIE, Ont. – Ontario Provincial police say a fatal 14-vehicle pileup north of Toronto has caused a massive fire and closed a stretch of highway in both directions.OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt says that two fuel tanker trucks and at least three transport trucks were involved in the fiery crash, which happened in the northbound lanes south of Barrie, Ont.Schmidt says all lanes of Highway 400 are closed between Country Road 88 and Highway 89 and are expected to remain closed all day today.Video footage of the scene posted on social media shows towering flames and the sound of explosions.Schmidt says there a “multiple fatalities,” but could not say exactly how many because emergency crews have not yet been able to reach all the vehicles.The cause of the collision, which happened Tuesday just before 11:30 p.m. in the northbound lanes, is still under investigation.But Schmidt says initial inspections indicate that a transport truck may have collided into slowing traffic.Multiple fatality collision, #Hwy400 closed NB and SB between 88 and 89, 14 vehicles, massive fire from fuel tanker https://t.co/qT6g0IjWar— Sgt Kerry Schmidt (@OPP_HSD) November 1, 2017last_img read more


Palestinian childrens education deeply impacted by interference around West Bank schools UN

“Classrooms should be a sanctuary from conflict, where children can learn and develop into active citizens”, said Jamie McGoldrick, UN Humanitarian Coordinator for the region in the joint statement with UNICEF Special Representative, Genevieve Boutin, and UN educational, scientific and cultural body UNESCO.Highlighting the impact of the incidents on safe access to education, the statement noted “threats of demolition, clashes on the way to school between students and security forces, teachers stopped at checkpoints, and violent actions of Israeli forces and settlers on some occasions”.In 2018 alone, the UN documented 111 different cases of interference to education in the West Bank affecting more than 19,000 children.“Children should never be the target of violence and must not be exposed to any form of violence”, said the two senior UN officials in the region, appealing for a safe learning environment and the right to quality education for thousands of Palestinian children.Settlement activity ‘clear rebuff’ to two-State solution says UN rights expertThe Special Rapporteur for human rights in the occupied Palestinian territory also issued a statement on Wednesday, calling on the international community to “take decisive action in response to Israel’s recent intensification of settlement activities in the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, which amounts to a clear rebuff of a two-State solution”.“If the settlements steps by Israel are left unanswered by the international community, we will be driving past the last exit on the road to annexation”, Michael Lynk added, stressing that the settlements “are the source of a range of persistent human rights violations”.He said the last year has seen “a marked rise in incidents of violence by Israeli settlers against Palestinians in the West Bank” whereby “in many cases, Israeli forces, obligated to protect the Palestinian population under international humanitarian law, stand idly by while olive trees are destroyed, livelihoods are damaged, and even while people are injured or, at worst, killed.”He said the events in the West Bank village of Al Mughayyir on 26 January were a “sobering example of this extremely troubling phenomenon, where a Palestinian villager was shot dead in the presence of Israeli settlers and soldiers. These incidents not only violate numerous human rights such as the rights to life, security of the person, and freedom of movement of Palestinians, but also serve to expand the area of land over which Israeli settlers have control,” Mr. Lynk stated. read more


Battle Royale Potential replacements must prove theyre the right candidate

Saturday’s spring scrimmage might mean spring practices are coming to an end, but a number of position battles are just starting to heat up. Because of graduation and suspensions, at least 14 of 22 starters from last season won’t be on the field come the opening game of the season against Akron. The spring scrimmage is the players’ last chance to make a positive impression on the coaches before summer practice. Here’s a look at the top position battles to watch Saturday. Quarterback The most high-profile battle is undoubtedly at the quarterback position. Senior Joe Bauserman, redshirt freshman Taylor Graham, redshirt sophomore Ken Guiton, and freshman Braxton Miller are all vying to replace the suspended Terrelle Pryor for the first five games of the season, but none has made a strong enough case to be named the starter. Bauserman seems to be the first guy on the depth chart, but a senior getting the nod in a close battle is no surprise on a Jim Tressel-coached team and all candidates are getting reps with the first team offense. “They shine their own day,” redshirt junior Jake Stoneburner said. “They all seem to be getting a good grasp of the offense.” With Pryor still sidelined from surgery on his left foot, look for all quarterbacks to get equal opportunity on Saturday. Cornerback Perhaps the fiercest battle of the spring has been for the second starting cornerback position. Junior Travis Howard has arguably been the most impressive player on the Buckeye team this spring and has locked up a starting job, but the other corner spot is wide open. Coming into spring, Tressel spoke highly of sophomore Dominic Clarke. “We’ve kind of seen a transformation from (Clarke) not unlike we’ve seen from (former Buckeye Malcolm Jenkins),” Tressel said. But Clarke has some competition. Dionte Allen, a transfer from Florida State, has shown a great open-field tackling ability in addition to coverage skills. Sophomore Bradley Roby wasn’t necessarily expected to be in the picture for a starting job, but has played his way into the conversation. He’s shown playmaking ability and a nose for the football, intercepting two passes in last Saturday’s scrimmage. Howard said he’s not sure how the fight will end. “They’ve all been battling and each of them have their days,” Howard said. “I’m looking forward to see who actually comes out on top because those are three great cornerbacks.” Left tackle Senior Mike Adams’ suspension for the first five games leaves a hole on the offensive line at left tackle. Sophomore Andrew Norwell and redshirt sophomore Marcus Hall have emerged as the leading candidates to fill the gap. Norwell was the favorite entering spring practice, but Hall has been impressive, especially after being separated from the team last year because of academic issues. Saturday’s scrimmage could go a long way in determining who ultimately gets the starting job, but Adams says either one would be more than adequate to replace him. “Those guys filling in at left tackle are doing a great job. They’ve really made a lot of progress since we’ve started,” Adams said. “When you’ve got two big guys like that who are athletic, as long as they know what they’re going to do, they’ll be fine for the season.” Linebacker Senior Andrew Sweat and redshirt junior Etienne Sabino are clear starters at linebacker, but sixth-year senior Tyler Moeller, juniors Storm Klein and Jonathan Newsome, and redshirt freshman Dorian Bell all have a chance to see the field in the upcoming season. Moeller hasn’t participated in spring scrimmages thus far, so look for Klein, Newsome, and Bell to fight it out Saturday. read more


ONLY FA GOPPINGEN UNDEFEATED Bergischer Lions beat RNL

4.SC Magdeburg7:3+9 17.SG BBM Bietigheim2:8-25 1.Rhein-Neckar Löwen10:2+34 13.TSV GWD Minden4:6-3 9.HSG Wetzlar6:4+12 11.Bergischer HC5:5-3 8.SG Flensburg-Handewitt6:2+14 ← Previous Story SEHA DERBY: Veszprem smash Vardar Next Story → MINI SLOVENIAN DERBY: RK Gorenje beat RK Maribor 7.Füchse Berlin6:2+17 6.HBW Balingen-Weilstetten7:5-13 10.MT Melsungen6:6+3 3.THW Kiel8:4+10 19.HC Erlangen1:9-31 12.TuS N-Lübbecke5:7-2 14.TBV Lemgo4:6-7 2.FRISCH AUF! Göppingen9:1+13 16.TSG Lu-Friesenheim2:8-22 18.HSV Handball2:10-7 5.VfL Gummersbach7:5+5 Rhein Neckar Lowen lost the battle in Bergischer 24:23, after which DKB Bundesliga stayed with the only one undefeated team – Frisch Auf Goppingen.Here are the complete results:Frisch Auf Göppingen – HC Erlangen 25 : 21 (12:11)Bergischer HC – Rhein-Neckar Löwen 24 : 23 (9:11)VfL Gummersbach – SG BBM Bietigheim 35 : 29 (16:13)TBV Lemgo – TuS N-Lübbecke 27 : 35 (15:13)HSV Hamburg – HSG Wetzlar 28 : 31 (15:14)TSV Hannover-Burgdorf – SC Magdeburg 24:28 (13:12)GWD Minden – TSG Friesenheim 33:26 (15:12)THW Kiel – MT Melsungen 32:23 (17:10)Füchse Berlin – HBW Balingen-Weilstetten 30:23 (12:13)STANDINGS: 15.TSV Hannover-Burgdorf3:7-4 read more


HSE chief Scandal does not spell doom for CRC services

first_imgTHE CHIEF EXECUTIVE of the HSE has said the CRC is not doomed because of the recent payments, pensions and expenditure controversy.Speaking to Seán O’Rourke on RTÉ Radio One today, Tony O’Brien promised the parents of CRC’s clients that the HSE would be “with them for the long haul”.Many people believe the scandal could spell doom for the charity but, according to O’Brien, “it does not”.“Those responsible will be held accountable,” he added, noting that he understand the concern and distress of parents, including Tom Clonan who was a guest on the show earlier.Clonan outlined how his son’s new wheelchair was delayed, wondering if the transfer of funds to pension pots contributed to the wait.O’Brien agreed, stating that it was “reasonable” to suppose that if the full amount of donations were used for clients, then delays could have been shortened and services extended.It is “right that parents make that connection”, he added, “I agree with and am at one with them in their anger.”The CEO pledged that services will continue for all clients.“We also have physical control over the still-large sum of money that’s been donated to the clinic over the years and we will make sure that that is used in the future exclusively for the benefit of the clients of that centre.”Interim administrator John Cregan will spend the next few months running the service “in the interest of the clients” and waiting through a “large pile of documentation”, according to O’Brien.He said that the HSE will follow wherever the files lead them – be that to the gardaí, Office of Corporate Enforcement or the civil courts.The affair has been a betrayal of dedicated staff and clients, O’Brien concluded.The HSE has looked for legal advice in relation to the retirement package paid to former CEO Paul Kiely. He received a €200,000 tax-free lump sum and a €273,336 taxable lump sum.Read: ‘Please don’t pass the bucket’: CRC parent in tearful plea‘A twisted web’: Credit cards, foreign trips and 5 other things we learned from the CRC hearingslast_img read more


Drugs shortage in Greece

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram There is a shortage of medicines in Greece, particularly vaccines for children, the head of the country’s Pharmacists’ Association, Konstantinos Lourantos, warned this week.A lack of supply and firms exporting drugs to markets where they could sell them at a better price are the key factors causing the alleged shortage.“Anywhere in the world, patients need medicines when they are ill and even sporadic shortages, which are now a daily occurrence, cause big problems,” he said.Mr Lourantos cited some examples of drugs that were in short supply during the first nine months of the year.He said pharmacies had ordered 5,000 boxes of a particular hormone but only received 134, while 350,000 orders were placed for a drug to combat cholesterol and only 76,070 were delivered.Source: Kathimerinilast_img read more


Un test sanguin sur biopuce pour dépister les maladies

first_imgUn test sanguin sur biopuce pour dépister les maladiesUne étude publiée hier révèle qu’une biopuce baptisée “mChip”, très simple d’utilisation, permettrait de détecter avec un faible coût, le virus du sida, la syphilis ou d’autres maladies infectieuses. Ce test sanguin portatif serait aussi fiable que ceux réalisés par les laboratoires.Des scientifiques ont testé des prototypes d’une biopuce “mChip”, un laboratoire d’analyse de sang miniaturisé sur une puce électronique de la taille d’une carte bancaire. Des centaines de patient rwandais ont participé aux tests et, selon l’étude publiée dans la revue Nature Medicine le taux de détection des maladies approche les 100%. La biopuce est en fait capable de dépister dans un seul échantillon de sang, diverses protéines révélatrices des maladies qui leur sont liées.À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?A l’heure actuelle, le dispositif, basé sur le couplage de nano-particules d’or et d’argent à une puce électronique, permet de dépister simultanément une dizaine de maladies différentes en réagissant de manière distincte en fonction de celles-ci. De plus, avec l’opacité du film produit, il est facile d’évaluer à l’œil nu la quantité d’agents pathogènes présents.Un coût réduit pour une efficacité semblable Plus fiable que les tests rapides “à bandelette” actuellement disponibles dont les résultats peuvent être mal interprétés, ce dispositif est également meilleur marché que les tests réalisés en laboratoire. Avec un coût de production estimé à un dollar pièce maximum, cette solution pourrait être fondamentale pour les personnes des régions les plus pauvres du monde, indique TV5monde.Comme l’explique Samuel Sia, enseignant à l’Université américaine de Columbia et inventeur de cette biopuce, “l’idée est de produire un grand éventail de tests accessible à n’importe quel type de patients dans le monde, plutôt que de les contraindre à se rendre dans une clinique pour un prélèvement de sang et à attendre les résultats des jours et des jours”. Pour lire le résultat de la “mChip”, il suffit en effet d’un détecteur aussi facile d’utilisation qu’un téléphone mobile et coûtant une centaine de dollars seulement affirment les concepteurs.Le 1 août 2011 à 15:54 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more


WWE RAW Ratings Viewers down on December 10 Record lows continue for

first_imgFacebook WhatsApp Google+ Now Playing Up Next Are Becky Lynch And Seth Rollins Dating? Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Seth Rollins Cesaro WrestleMania Could Be Biggest Ever Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins Chad Gable advances to the finals of the King of the Ring to be held on this Monday’s RAW center_img WWE Smackdown Ratings: Viewership stays over 2 million, WWE stays No. 1 on Tuesday Kurt Angle Now Playing Up Next Cesaro Hopeful WWE Will Reunite The Bar Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Twitter RAW Ratings for December 10, 2018 are in and it was more bad news for WWE.This week’s episode from San Diego drew an average audience of 2.19 million viewers on Monday night according to a report by Showbuzzdaily.com.This is a drop from last week’s show which averaged 2.29 million viewers. WWE came in at No. 5, No. 6 and No. 7 for the night on cable.While the show still stayed among the Top 10 shows on cable for Monday in the 18-49 demographics, the third hour dipped to a new record low of 2.048 million viewers. The second hour was also a new record low for the show, dipping to 2.186 million viewers.The overall audience was down four percent from last week, which is quite telling as last week had been a new record low for the modern-era of RAW. As usual, Monday Night Football on ESPN won the night on cable with 11.389 million viewers.Hourly Breakdowns and Demographics for WWE RAWHour 1: 2.347 (up from 2.262 million viewers last week)Hour 2: 2.186 (down from 2.399 million viewers)Hour 3: 2.048 (down from 2.196 million viewers)This week’s RAW, headlined by Seth Rollins vs. Baron Corbin for the Intercontinental Championship in a TLC match, averaged 0.76 rating among adults 18-49. This is a drop from last week’s show that averaged a 0.81 rating.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 100.00%0:02Remaining Time -0:28 FullscreenUp NextThis 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.Replay the list Videos Articles WWE RAW Ratings: Viewership sees a 15% drop against the return of Monday Night Footballlast_img read more


CTran shuttle to Clark County Fair sees ridership jump 15

first_imgTurns out a lot of people really wanted to go to the Clark County Fair this year, but they really didn’t feel like driving.C-Tran reported nearly 18,000 people rode its shuttle over the course of the 10-day event, a nearly 15 percent boost from last year.The transit agency has offered round-trip shuttle rides to the fairgrounds for several years, but began offering free rides in 2015.Shuttle riders also received discounted fair admission at the gate. The agency even added extra trips for the opening morning, featuring the annual pancake breakfast.Shuttles ran from six different locations throughout the county and dropped riders off in front of the fair’s east entrance.“C-Tran values its long-standing partnership with the Clark County Fair,” C-Tran CEO Shawn Donaghy said in a news release. “We are extremely proud to serve our community and offer transportation services to and from the fairgrounds.”Late last month, retiring Fair President and CEO John Morrison described this year’s fair as the most successful he’d seen in his decade of managing the event.Early estimates pegged this year’s attendance between 270,000 and 280,000 people.Carnival and food court sales were also up from the year before.last_img read more


Usmanov rules out Charlton takeover

first_imgArsenal’s second majority shareholder Alisher Usmanov will not be launching a bid to buy Sky Bet League One side Charlton Athletic, despite reports in the British press he was mulling over a takeover bid for the club, according to Football. London.Following the news back in August that the Russian businessman would be selling his shares in Arsenal to the club’s majority shareholder, Stan Kroenke for £600million, many assumed that he would be investing his money in Everton.One of his companies currently sponsors the club’s training ground, while Farhad Moshiri, Usmanov’s business partner, is already in charge at Goodison Park.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.After being tipped to invest money into the Toffees, it came as a shock to Charlton fans on Friday morning with reports suggesting that the 64-year-old is considering a move for the club.The Addicks have struggled since suffering relegation from the Premier League in 2007 and now find themselves in the meddling with obscurity in League One and are currently owned by Belgian millionaire Roland Duchatelet, although the unpopular owner is said to want around £20million for the club.Usmanov is keen to remain in English football but it won’t be Charlton that he invests in despite the reports.last_img read more


Bentley will electrify all of its models by 2023

first_imgChevrolet ColoradoMaking its debut in the top 10 is the Chevrolet Colorado. Shown here in the tough ZR2 Bison off-road spec, the Chevy Colorado is an excellent truck and one of the two midsize pickups you can get with a diesel engine. Adding to the ZR2’s two-inch lift and front and rear locking differentials, the Bison gets beefier skid plates (trust me, that’s a good thing), steel bumpers and integrated recovery points. Heck, you can even get a snorkel.Base models get a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with a six-speed manual transmission, but a more popular choice is the 3.6-liter V6 gas engine with 308 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Meanwhile, the 2.8-liter diesel pumps out 186 horsepower and a delicious 369 pound-feet of twist and is mated to a six-speed automatic. The Chevy Colorado is built in Wentzville, Missouri. 2019 GMC Sierra Denali review: So close to greatness Honda OdysseyThe feature-rich Honda Odyssey minivan also retains its number-two slot from last year’s list. While the 2019 model doesn’t see any changes from last, it’s still a darn good choice for families on the go with reconfigurable seats, Wi-Fi and an excellent rear-seat entertainment system. The Cabin Watch video system lets parents keep an eye on their little darlings without turning around in their seats, while Cabin Talk amplifies their voice so no yelling is required.The Odyssey is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 rated for 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Most trims get a nine-speed automatic but the top Touring and Elite trims now use a 10-speed automatic with stop-start technology. The Honda Odyssey is made in Lincoln, Alabama. 1 26 Photos 2020 Bentley Bentayga Hybrid first drive: One posh plug-in Bentley’s first SUV is a 187-mph, all-terrain luxocrat Comment 2019 Honda Odyssey offers plenty of room and features for families Share your voice Share your voice 52 Photos Honda PilotDropping down to seventh place for 2019 is the Honda Pilot. Like its two-row Passport sibling, the three-row Pilot offers parent-focused technology like Cabin Talk as well as myriad standard driver-assistance features through the Honda Sensing tech suite. Honda’s largest crossover offers up nearly 84 cubic feet of cargo space. Honda’s 3.5-liter V6 engine shows up again, making a serviceable 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Touring and Elite trims get a nine-speed automatic transmission while lower trims have to make do with a six-speed auto. The Honda Pilot is made in Lincoln, Alabama. 12 Photos Jeep CherokeeKeeping its top-of-the-list placement, the Jeep Cherokee is 2019’s most American-made car. Refreshed for 2019, the compact crossover now features more tech, better cargo space and a slightly tweaked look. It’s available in no fewer the nine trims, including the off-road specific Trailhawk and a fancy-pants Trailhawk Elite.For 2019, the Cherokee gets a new 2.0-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine with 270 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, though naturally aspirated I4 and V6 choices are also available. Regardless of engine, a nine-speed automatic transmission gets the power to the pavement — or dirt as the case may be. The Cherokee is made in Belvidere, Illinois. 81 Photos 2019 Honda Passport: A well-rounded midsize offering 2019 Acura RDX A-Spec: Sharp handling, sharper looks More From Roadshow Acura MDXMoving up one slot to sixth place on the American Made Index is the non-hybrid variant of the Acura MDX. With its SH-AWD system, the MDX is one of the better handling midsize luxury crossovers, and for 2019 the company gives us the A-Spec treatment with a new front fascia and side skirts, 20-inch wheels, wider exhaust tips, unique gauges, a new steering wheel, carbon fiber trim and various Alcantara interior touches.However, both the standard and A-Spec models get a 3.5-liter V6 engine, rated for 290 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque going through a nine-speed automatic transmission. The Acura MDX is made in East Liberty, Ohio.  2019 Honda Ridgeline: The commuter’s pickup truck Acura RDXThe third-generation Acura RDX squeaks into the top ten list with larger proportions, plenty of interior space and better handling than its predecessor. Forward collision warning with collision mitigation braking, adaptive cruise control that works even in low-speed traffic, lane-keeping steering assist and road departure mitigation are all standard across the board. Like its MDX counterpart, the RDX is available with the A-Spec styling package.The RDX sports a 2.0-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine. Output is stated at 273 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque, and it’s mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. The new RDX is built in East Liberty, Ohio. Honda RidgelineAgain keeping the status quo, the Honda Ridgeline maintains third place on the American Made Index. This crossover-that-looks-like-a-truck provides a better ride than a traditional pickup and gets an awesome lockable trunk right in the floor of the bed. And it doesn’t do the truck stuff too badly, either, as it’s able to carry 1,860 pounds of payload and tow 3,500 pounds.The Ridgeline is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 good for 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. That is channeled through a six-speed automatic transmission with available all-wheel drive. It’s built in Lincoln, Alabama. 2019 GMC Canyon: A fancier Colorado 49 Photos Honda PassportThe Honda Passport is a new (well, reborn) entry to both the Honda lineup and the American Made Index. This midsize crossover comes to the fray with great driving dynamics and plenty of tech like the standard Honda Sensing suite of active safety features. An available 8-inch touchscreen gets Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as a Wi-Fi hotspot.Under the hood is the stalwart 3.5-liter V6 producing 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. However unlike the Ridgeline, the Passport sends that power through a nine-speed automatic transmission. Having said that, just like the Ridgeline, this is the only powertrain available. The Honda Passport is built in Lincoln, Alabama. Comments Bentayga Hybrid electrifies the Bentley lineupcenter_img 2019 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison: An off-road animal Tags 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport loves to hustle 68 Photos 2019 Honda Ridgeline review: Light duty, heavy punch 71 Photos Bentley Bentley,Enlarge ImageIt’s all in a day’s work for the Jeep Cherokee, the most American-made car in 2019. Jeep With high trade tensions looming and increasing talk of tariffs, more and more consumers are looking to buy American. Cars.com has released its annual American Made Index, showcasing companies that use the most American-sourced parts and labor in their vehicles. The results may surprise you.Cars.com analyzed more than 100 US-built vehicles for five key data points: manufacturing location, parts sourcing, US employment, engine sourcing and transmission sourcing. You might think something like the Ford F-150 would top the list, but it drops from its No. 5 spot for 2018 and out of the top 10 completely. Even the first-place holder, the Jeep Cherokee, is a pretty global product. It’s a Jeep, sure, but that brand is part of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, an Italian-owned business.Cars.com surveyed 1,000 people and found that half are concerned about automotive import tariffs, with 41% saying they are unsure if tariffs would make them more likely to buy American. Either way, we’re big fans of all the vehicles on this list. These days, buying American doesn’t necessarily mean sticking with a US-based automaker. 2020 Bentley Continental GT V8 first drive: A more athletic grand tourer Car Industry Luxury cars Hybrids Electric Cars 2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison: A tougher off-roader 2019 Honda Pilot Elite: A smoother, tech-rich crossover SUV Enlarge ImageThe Bentayga Hybrid will go on sale later this year. Bentley Bentley’s first plug-in, the Bentayga Hybrid, will go on sale in the US near the end of this year. But it won’t be the brand’s only electrified model for long.”We will bring out hybrid versions of all our models by 2023,” Chris Craft, Bentley’s board member for sales and marketing, told Roadshow during a media event in California on Monday. It’s unclear which vehicles will gain electrification first, and Bentley did not say whether or not these new models will use a version of the Bentayga’s plug-in hybrid drivetrain.Bentley won’t stop there, though. “The next big focal point is to launch our first full electric car,” Craft said, “which we will do by 2025.”Craft believes electrified vehicles will fit nicely in Bentley’s portfolio, and sees a huge opportunity in this space. “Over 30% of luxury buyers are interested in electric cars,” he said. “That will be a big part of our future.” General Motors Chevrolet Honda Jeep Acura 3 18 Photos 10 Photos Chevrolet CorvetteMoving up from the 10th-place slot last year is the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette. While we’ve all been ogling the new mid-engine Corvette, it’s easy to forget what a performance bargain the current-generation ‘Vette is. From the base trim to the Grand Sport to the bonkers ZR1, the Corvette is an American icon.My preference is for the Grand Sport, which strikes a perfect balance between everyday drivability and canyon-carving performance. The 6.2-liter V8 puts out 460 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque. You can get it with a seven-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission, but the kicker is the borrowed chassis and aero parts from the beefier Z06. Like I said, perfect balance. The Corvette is made in Bowling Green, Kentucky. 2019 Jeep Cherokee can handle the rough stuff More From Roadshow 69 Photos GMC CanyonIf you’re looking for a slightly fancier version of the Colorado that’s more focused on luxe than dirt, check out the GMC Canyon. The top Denali trim gets standard heated and ventilated front seats as well as a heated steering wheel. Maximum payload capability is 1,665 pounds while max towing is a fairly healthy 7,600 pounds.The Canyon is available with the same 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, 3.6-liter V6 or 2.8-liter diesel as the Chevrolet Colorado. It’s also built in Wentzville, Missouri. Tags 2019 Acura MDX adds new features and an A-Spec model 68 Photoslast_img read more


Samsung India to hire 1000 engineers for AI and other newage domains

first_imgA Samsung logo is displayed above a check-out counter at a Samsung showroom in Seoul on July 31, 2014.ED JONES/AFP/Getty ImagesTechnology major Samsung has stated that it would hire 1,000 engineers for its research and development (R&D) facilities in India, according to a PTI report.The South Korean company will recruit talents from top institutes like IITs, NITs, BITS Pilani, Delhi College of Engineering, Manipal Institute of Technology and IIITs.”Samsung is extremely bullish on R&D in India. We have been here for over 22 years. The three R&D centres in India work on several cutting-edge technologies,” said Dipesh Shah, Samsung global senior vice-president and MD Samsung R&D Institute India Bengaluru. Out of the 1,000 new recruits for the three R&D centres, about 300 will be picked from the IITs, he added.The company said in a statement that the newly recruited engineers are mainly for new age domains such as artificial intelligence, Internet of Things (IoT), machine learning, biometrics, natural language processing, augmented reality and networks including 5G.Students who are not from computer science stream such as electrical engineering, mathematics and computing, applied mechanics, and statistics would also be recruited.Out of the total 32 R&D centres Samsung has across the world, three are in India: Bengaluru, Noida and Delhi. It must be noted that the Bengaluru centre is the biggest one located outside the company’s headquarters in South Korea. In Bengaluru centre, research related to smart devices, semiconductors, printers, modems, Internet protocols and networks is being conducted.last_img read more


How This CEO Went From 400 Different Passwords to Just One

first_img Register Now » August 28, 2014 4 min read When Heidi Ganahl founded the first Camp Bow Wow in Denver, Colorado in December of 2000, most people had never heard of doggie day care or upscale boarding. The concept took off more quickly than even she imagined, and she now has 122 franchises with 23 more locations in the pipeline across 40 states.Twenty-five employees (and their dogs) work in the Camp Bow Wow headquarters in Broomfield, Colorado along with 3,000 other employees in the franchises. Ganahl spends her days visiting franchises, managing five members of the leadership team, handling escalated issues and meeting with potential franchisees. All this with a husband, four kids and two dogs of her own. She juggles all this with the help of her smartphone and tablet. Here are three apps she can’t live without:1Password. Ganahl used to be an IT person’s nightmare. She stored all her 400 different passwords for both work and personal into a spreadsheet stored on her computer. And just in case a thief had trouble locating the information, she had helpfully titled the document “Heidi’s Passwords.” She realized the error of her ways last year when her laptop was lost for almost two weeks and panicked trying to change all of her passwords. Without the spreadsheet, she couldn’t remember them and constantly spent valuable time resetting passwords each time she forgot. After the laptop incident, an employee suggested she download 1Password, a solution which logs you into all of the sites and apps you have preprogrammed with just a tap of a single button once logged into the app. She says between not needing to reset passwords or hunt through her spreadsheet the tool saves her at least 30 minutes every day.Related: Travel Tech: 4 Gadgets for Running Your Business on the FlyMy Fitness Pal. Since Ganahl spends at least one week a month on the road for business, eating healthy and exercising regularly is a challenge. Last year nine of her friends who also travel for work formed a support group on the online platform, sharing workouts and diet successes as well as pointers for her sister travelers.  Before she joined her friends on My Fitness Pal she didn’t always fit in her daily workout and found herself eating at the same restaurants that she knew offered healthy food or grabbing less healthy options. But now, she knows that if she skips a workout she has to answer to her friends and they often share ideas for quick meals on the run. “Last week one of the group members posted about a healthy and yummy meal she had in the Chicago airport so next time I pass through on a layover, I am definitely going to eat there,” says GanahlRelated: How to Create a Super Strong Password (Infographic)Orbitz. Earlier this year Ganahl found herself stuck in Los Angeles airport due to flight delays at the same time her husband was leaving on his own out-of-town trip. If she didn’t make it home very soon, no one would be available to care for their 5 year-old and two-year old twins. Ganahl didn’t trek back to the ticket desk, but pulled up the Orbitz app and bought a cheap one-way ticket on another airline that would get her home in time. While she’s used other travel apps, she returns to Orbitz because it saves all of her frequent flier numbers and remembers that she likes to sit by the window so she can look at the landscape. Ganahl estimates that the app saves 20 percent of her time when booking tickets for herself and friends and family.  “Orbitz even remembers that I like to connect through the Minneapolis airport since it’s such a fun spot to hang out.”Related: Wake Up and Kick-Start Your Mornings With These 5 Bright Apps Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goalslast_img read more


Do Ladysmith junkies share Nyaope via Bluetoothing

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite A new drug trend of sharing ‘Nyaope’, called ‘Bluetoothing’, has sent shock waves through urban South Africa as this trend raises major health concerns such as HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. While ‘Bluetoothing’ is a trending story in the suburbs of JHB, Durban and Cape Town, in Ladysmith it is almost unheard of among drug users.Nyaope, also known as Whoonga, is a dangerous and highly addictive South African street drug. Nyaope is a fine powder that is usually combined with marijuana (dagga) and smoked. It can also be snorted or injected.‘Bluetoothing’ is where one of the users, who is already high, injects himself with a syringe‚ draws blood from himself and injects a friend who is not high – as a form of sharing.Read more Police seize drugs, 2 arrested and Teenage drug abuse and addictionA Nyaope user in Ladysmith, who did not want to be named, stated that they have heard about this ‘Bluetoothing’ trend but have not yet tried it out or even know whether the exchange of the high through a syringe actually works.“I’ve heard about this new trend, but I think it’s still more popular in the bigger cities, as I have not seen anyone here in Ladysmith doing it. But word on the street is that it actually works,” said the ‘Nyaope’ user. “This trend of sharing a drug via syringes is a common thing among heroin and whoonga smokers. It has been in existence for a long time. The only new thing about this method is the name they have given it, ie ‘Bluetoothing’,” said Fathima Khan of SANCA (South African National Council on Alcoholism, Ladysmith).Fathima stressed that ‘Bluetoothing’ is just a catchy name for an old, existing habit among severe addicts.“Ladysmith is a whoonga infested town. There are a lot of drug users here and we need people to be aware of this highly addictive drug. On a monthly basis, we treat more than 5 users, of which most of them are from Acaciavale, Steadville, Ezakheni and Uitvaal,” said Lorraine Freeman, who is also from SANCA Ladysmith.Fathima and Lorraine encourage everyone to be more aware of these drugs and are open for anyone who suffers from any type of drug addiction to visit them at their offices (Room 111, EMG Centre, Lyell Street) and can be contacted on 0366375657.Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there!last_img read more


US Amazon reportedly planning to launch new gro

first_img U.S.: Amazon reportedly planning to launch new gro … While the announcement had many analysts speculating that Amazon would dominate grocery sales both online and off, that has yet to be seen, notes the publication.Still, Amazon has found its share of success with the acquisition.The company – which ranked first in the Internet Retailer 2019 Top 1000 – benefited from the strategic move in several ways. For one, it can now offer online orders from dozens of Whole Foods stores for home delivery in two hours. This service is available in more than 60 cities via Prime Now.It also offers Prime Members curbside pickup of Whole Foods online orders as well as certain discounts.A third benefit is how the acquisition has driven incremental purchases to Whole Foods for shoppers picking up online orders at a locker.Finally, although not tangible, a key advantage for Amazon has been the media buzz surrounding the acquisition, says Paula Rosenblum, co-founder and managing partner at the consultancy Retail Systems Research.“[The major benefit is] endless free PR and striking terror in the hearts of grocers around the world,” the publication quotes her saying.That fear has motivated some of the largest grocers and mass merchants to amp up their grocery services in the years following the acquisition, Digital Commerce 360 adds.For instance, in November 2017, grocery chain operator Albertsons Cos. Inc. started online grocery delivery for orders on JewelOsco.com in select markets, in addition to its home delivery program for its Safeway grocery stores. June 21 , 2019 Another example is Target Corp., which announced in 2017 that it would acquire delivery service Shipt, which can deliver groceries same day.Walmart also stepped up its services. In addition to its curbside pickup service of fresh groceries and online delivery service, the company this month announced its new Delivery Unlimited service, a grocery deliver subscription service in Houston, Miami, Salt Lake City and Tampa, with more markets to come.The publication indicates that, in the past few years, consumers have demonstrated a growing appetite for buying groceries online, as online sales and e-commerce’s share of total sales have continued to climb for supermarket chains in Internet Retailer’s Top 1000.It refers to a just-released Food Marketing Institute’s U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends 2019 report, which published findings from a survey of 1,786 U.S. adults in February 2019.The survey showed that 33% of regular consumers shop at online-only retailers for groceries at least sometimes, up from 28% in 2018, 25% in 2017, 20% in 2016 and 16% in 2015.Additionally, 43% of shoppers have placed an online grocery order in the past year, and 10% of shoppers say they shop online for groceries at least every two weeks.For online sales, Amazon is the most popular choice for shoppers, notes Digital Commerce 360.In the first few months of 2018, Amazon captured 30% of online grocery spending in the U.S.—as much as all grocery chains combined—according to a May 2018 survey of 4,855 U.S. adults by Brick Meets Click, a consultancy for grocery retailers and the consumer packaged goods industry.Bloomberg estimates that Amazon sold US$25.4 billion in groceries both online and in stores in 2018, which doesn’t include an additional US$23.6 billion in sales of consumables.However, online sales represented just 5.5% of total U.S. grocery sales in 2018, Brick Meets Click says.In 2019, the firm expects it to grow to 6.3%. And for these total grocery sales, Amazon is not even close to catching up to the major chains and its mass merchant competitors.According to Bloomberg News, for the overall grocery market, Amazon/Whole Foods only captures 3.7% of grocery sales and Walmart is still the largest grocer. You might also be interested in Amazon boosts ties with French food retailer Casin … Amazon highlights developments with produce, groce … This month marks the two-year anniversary since Amazon.com Inc. announced it would acquire grocery store chain Whole Foods Market for US$13.7 billion, a deal that significantly expanded Amazon’s reach offline and helped push the rest of the grocery industry to bolster their online and offline services, says Digital Commerce 360. U.S.: Amazon, Walmart to pilot online grocery purc … last_img read more


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first_img Comments   Share   D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation The Arizona Cardinals have sold out their home opener against the Seattle Seahawks, marking the 66th consecutive sellout for the team.The Cardinals have sold out every home game since moving to the University of Phoenix Stadium in August 2006.There will be a limited supply of tickets that will remain available to purchase. Fan can purchase these tickets through Ticketmaster or by phone (800-745-3000). Tickets can also be bought in person at the stadium box office or the Cardinals training facility box office in Tempe. What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away Top Stories last_img read more


Manchester Airport officially has the best toilets

first_imgManchester Airport officially has the best toilets in Britain after winning a prize at the 2009 Loo of the Year Awards ceremony.Its Terminal 1 concourse and Terminal 2 passenger prep area toilets received a five-star rating during a secret visit by Loo of the Year judges, which is testament to the work of the airport’s 300 toilet attendants.These ensure that Manchester’s 1,015 toilet bowls, 464 urinals and 1,021 sinks are the cleanest of any public venue in the UK.Sarah Bartlett, Manchester Airport’s head of customer experience, said that the cleaning staff are among many “unsung heroes” working there.”The airport has won some very prestigious awards this year, but we are absolutely delighted to have earned this recognition because in order to meet the expectations of our customers, we must get the basics right,” she commented.Manchester Airport’s 20 million yearly passengers get through almost 44 million metres of toilet roll each year, which if laid out, would stretch between Manchester and New York eight times.Last month, Manchester was named UK Airport of the Year at the British Travel Awards ceremony, the second year in succession it has received the accolade.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedManchester becomes first airport to take part in National Customer Service AwardsManchester Airport is in the running for three awardsManchester named best airport in EuropeManchester Airport has been named the best airport in Europe.Manchester secures ‘airport of the year’ titleManchester Airport has been named “airport of the year” at a national awards ceremonylast_img read more


In this photo taken Monday May 21 2018 Bay Area

first_img In this photo taken Monday May 21, 2018, Bay Area Sports Hall of Hame inductee Brandi Chastain’s plaque is displayed during a press conference in San Francisco. Social media is finding little to like about the likeness on a plaque honoring retired soccer champion Chastain. The Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame in San Francisco unveiled the plaque on Monday night. Chastain diplomatically said “it’s not the most flattering. But it’s nice.” (Scott Strazzante/San Francisco Chronicle via AP) Hall of fame to redo soccer star Brandi Chastain plaque by The Associated Press Posted May 22, 2018 8:09 am PDT Last Updated May 22, 2018 at 2:40 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img SAN FRANCISCO – A bronze plaque honouring soccer star Brandi Chastain got a red card Tuesday after a social media outcry over its unflattering portrayal of the athlete.The Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame in San Francisco said Tuesday it will redo the plaque, which was unveiled a day earlier and quickly panned by the public.Fans on Twitter compared the likeness to former President Jimmy Carter, actors Gary Busey and Mickey Rooney, baseball player Babe Ruth, New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick and movie character Mrs. Doubtfire, played by Robin Williams.Chastain is often remembered for ripping off her jersey in celebration of her game-winning penalty kick in the 1999 World Cup.Chastain attended the unveiling of her plaque at a San Francisco hotel Monday night and graciously commented, “It’s not the most flattering. But it’s nice,” according to The Mercury News of San Jose.Hall of Fame president Kevin O’Brien told KTVU-TV that he spoke with Chastain on Tuesday and offered to redo the plaque if she sent in a new photograph of herself. She agreed and a new plaque will be made, O’Brien said.“It’s expensive,” he said. “But it’s the right thing to do.”last_img read more