Man dies in Exuma Saturday smash up

first_img Related Items:#Exumaaccident, #magneticmedianews, #mandiesexumaaccident Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, March 27, 2017 – Exuma – Dead on the scene was that driver in Exuma after colliding with a Mack truck and a team of road traffic investigators from Nassau is dispatched to determine what happened.  The accident on Queen’s Highway in George Town was around 6pm Saturday and the man was driving a Suzuki Solio.#MagneticMediaNews#Exumaaccident#mandiesexumaaccidentlast_img

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David Nisleit officially appointed as new Chief of Police

first_imgDavid Nisleit officially appointed as new Chief of Police Posted: February 26, 2018 February 26, 2018 Ed Lenderman, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — The San Diego City Council unanimously voted Monday to confirm the appointment of David Nisleit as the next police chief for the San Diego Police Department.He is set to start in the position following the retirement of current Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman on March 1.Mayor Kevin Faulconer tapped the 30-year veteran of the San Diego Police Department to become the city’s next police chief after a national search that began in September. Updated: 11:34 AM Our city will continue to be one of the safest big cities in the nation with Chief David Nisleit leading @SanDiegoPD. Besides being my pick, Nisleit has overwhelming support from community leaders and his peers in law enforcement. Congrats Chief!— Kevin Faulconer (@Kevin_Faulconer) February 27, 2018Assistant Chief David Nisleit, whose father was a longtime San Diego police captain, has risen through the ranks of the department since 1988, including assignments focused on gangs, sex crimes, narcotics and homicide. Nisleit said Thursday that he will focus on solving the department’s chronic shortage of officers and boosting community policing to soften racial tensions.“We cast a wide net and we had some great external candidates wanting to come here, but Chief Nisleit was far and beyond the No. 1 choice,” Faulconer said during a Thursday morning interview. “People have said they want professionalism, they want transparency and they want somebody who knows San Diego, and Chief Nisleit hits all of those marks.”While some lobbied for an external hire to bring new ideas and leadership strategies to the department, Faulconer said promoting Nisleit will mean a smooth transition from retiring Chief Shelley Zimmerman.“He’s going to be able to jump in with both feet, have the respect of the department, the respect of the officers and the respect of the community, which is of first and foremost importance,” the mayor said.Nisleit, 52, said it is a privilege and honor to be chosen by Faulconer as the next chief.He said helping the department fill a rash of 200 officer vacancies will be his top priority, adding that he’d like to see the department become more ethnically diverse.Local leaders praise Faulconer’s choice for police chief“We need the best and the brightest and we want them to be from this community, from all over the community,” he said. “That’s going to be a top priority for me. I really want to do a more diverse recruitment.” Ed Lenderman Congratulations to Asst Chief Nisleit on your confirmation as our next @SanDiegoPD Chief! I look forward to working with you to support and protect our officers and our neighborhoods. cc— Chris Cate (@chrisjcate) February 27, 2018Large pay raises of at least 25 percent given to officers in December will go a long way toward helping solve the problem, Nisleit said.The department is also launching a national recruiting campaign, increasing the size of its police academies and offering signing bonuses to officers from other law enforcement agencies.Nisleit says his goal is to fill the 200 vacancies and bring the department up to full staffing by 2020.He said pay issues created most of the vacancies, but he cited other factors.“It’s a little bit of everything,” he said. “Some of it’s our competitive pay package, which wasn’t there but is there now, and some of it’s the very low unemployment rate. Some of it is a little bit of the negative image of law enforcement right now, but we’re going to change all that.”Nisleit said he also plans to focus on racial profiling in the wake of a San Diego State University study that found blacks and Hispanics get searched more often after getting pulled over by San Diego police.“It comes down to training, it comes down to talking about procedural justice, and it comes down to talking about implicit bias of our officers,” said Nisleit, noting that San Diego officers receive more training in this area than national standards.But he said softening racial tensions, which are most pronounced in communities south of Interstate 8, will also require a different approach from officers.“We are going to work very hard on community relations,” he said. “I’m going to really stress to the officers that it’s about getting out of your car, saying ‘hello.’ The officers need to know they’re part of the community and the community needs to accept the officers are part of the community.” Congratulations to Chief Nisleit and @CityofSanDiego on your unanimous appointment to Chief of Police. I am excited to usher in a new era of effective and transparent community policing. pic.twitter.com/zHdFgS3IKP— @barbarabryD1 (@barbarabryd1) February 27, 2018Faulconer agreed.“There is no substitute for face-to-face communication,” he said.Nisleit was among six finalists for the job who answered questions from a panel of community leaders and a separate panel of law enforcement experts last month in sessions closed to the public.The community leaders represented a variety of local organizations, including the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Asian Pacific American Coalition and the Anti-Defamation League.The law enforcement experts, who were joined on their panel by some of Faulconer’s top staffers, included San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore, La Mesa Police Chief Walt Vasquez and Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams.Faulconer has been criticized for a lack of transparency during the selection process, particularly his decision not to reveal the names of most of the interview panelists until after the new chief is selected. The candidates also are not being identified.The mayor’s staff contends revealing the names of panelists before the selection would have made those individuals vulnerable to being lobbied by prospective candidates or special interest groups during the process.Critics counter that revealing the names of panelists would have made the panelists and the mayor listen to public input and be more accountable.The mayor released the names of every member of both panels on Thursday after announcing his selection of Nisleit.San Diego releases names of police chief interview panelistsNisleit lives in the suburban San Diego community of Sabre Springs with his wife of 27 years, Darlene. The couple has three grown children, including a son, Ryan, who recently joined the Police Department as an officer.His hobbies include distance running, cycling and golf. He has run 18 marathons, including Boston, New York and Chicago.Nisleit received a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Redlands.Zimmerman must retire in March because she’s reached the five-year limit on working after joining the city’s deferred retirement option program. She praised Nisleit as a worthy successor on Thursday.“He is an exceptional, proven leader who has given his all to our department and city,” she said.Nisleit, who is not part of the deferred retirement option program, said he plans to serve as chief for five or six years, which he called the typical tenure of a big city police chief.Nisleit’s annual salary is $147,790 and would rise to $205,000 if he is confirmed as chief.That’s nearly $30,000 higher than Zimmerman’s salary of $176,456, because an analysis the city conducted before launching the national search showed the salary for chief needed to be higher to attract top-level candidates.Police chief salaries from around the region: Oceanside, $227,958; Chula Vista, $217,183; El Cajon, $197,392; National City, $197,224; Escondido, $194,978; Coronado, $192,168; and Carlsbad, $189,003. Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: David Nisleit, Kevin Faulconer, Shelley Zimmerman FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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Bumblebee director on replacing Michael Bay I couldnt go bigger

first_imgIt must be tough to direct your first live-action film with Steven Spielberg and Michael Bay looking over your shoulder. But for Travis Knight, director of Transformers spin-off Bumblebee, those two singular filmmakers weren’t just the movie’s producers, they provided the touchstones that inspired the film.”ET was my spirit animal in this movie”, explained Knight as I sat down with him in London to discuss Bumblebee. “I saw it when I was around 8 years old with my mom in a darkened theater and I was a big, blubbery mess at the end of it … On some levels Steven’s films from that era are responsible for me becoming a filmmaker.”And it shows: Not only is Bumblebee set in the 1980s, but the spirit of ’80s movies like ET and Short Circuit shine through in the adorable adventures of a girl and her robot buddy. CNET’s Holiday Gift Guide: The place to find the best tech gifts for 2018.Movie Magic: The secrets behind the scenes of your favorite films and filmmakers.  Now playing: Watch this: 1:34 Share your voice 2019 movies to geek out over TV and Movies Knight’s previous filmmaking experience was as an animator, directing the stunning stop-motion film Kubo and the Two Strings.”Stop motion is probably the subset of animation that’s closest to live-action,” he says, “in the sense you’re physically shooting these things with real lights and real cameras, and there’s props and sets and costumes and hair.”But there were still plenty of new things to learn on this, his first live-action film.”A lot of times I was flying by the seat of my pants,” he says, laughing.Knight brought what he called “an animator’s discipline and planning” to the film, mapping out each sequence in detail.”I do believe in the adage that the trimmer the vessel, the more it can carry,” he says. “Animation is very organized and disciplined. You can’t shoot coverage, you can’t play around. But in live-action, you can play around, and sometimes you’ll create little magical moments.” Enlarge ImageJohn Cena provides several comic highlights in Bumblebee. Jaimie Trueblood He particularly enjoyed John Cena’s ability to improvise in the role of a burly secret agent pursuing Bumblebee.”John’s like a one-man ad-lib factory. We would do the scenes, and then we get to the end of the scene, I’m like, ‘All right, John, now let’s play a little bit,’ and he would always do something really unexpected. He’s just a very, very clever, funny man.”Eye candyA major criticism of Bay’s past Transformers movies is the fast-paced computer-generated action, an assault on the senses that’s often hard to follow. While it has plenty of action, Bumblebee tones down the CG carnage. But Knight insists this shouldn’t be seen as a criticism of Bay’s style.”It wasn’t in any way addressing any feedback from the fans,” he says. “It was just a story I wanted to tell. That last one [Transformers: The Last Knight] is one of the biggest movies I’ve ever seen — and I couldn’t go bigger than that. So let’s go the other way, let’s focus in on a small corner of this canvas and really get to know one of these characters. Let’s balance the emotions with the explosions … The core relationship mattered to me more than anything else. And if that didn’t work, none of the other stuff matters. It’s just bombast. It’s just eye candy.”Mixing the spectacular, visual effects-driven action with a character-led story was “a high-wire act”, but Knight credits writer Christina Hodson for striking the right balance.”She’s gained something of a reputation in Hollywood as this kinda badass chick writer with these cool, action movies,” he says, “When you talk to her, the films that she always references are cool action movies like T2 … But when I sat down and talked to her about the film and my vision of it, I realized very quickly she has a big soft gooey heart just like I do.”Knight’s next big project is 2019’s Missing Link, a new stop-motion adventure from his animation studio Laika. As for where the Transformers movies go next, Knight is sanguine.”It’s hard to say. I think at this point, candidly, they’re probably just waiting to see how people react to [Bumblebee]. If people vote with their wallets for these kinds of Transformer movies, then they’ll get these kinds of Transformer movies.”Bumblebee opens in Australia on Dec. 20, in the US on Dec. 21 and in the UK on Dec. 24. Spielberg was a producer on Bumblebee, as was Michael Bay — the man who resurrected Transformers by directing all five previous movies in the series.”From a director’s perspective he was a dream producer,” Knight says of Bay. “We sat down early on and it was great for me, director to director, to pick his brain, to get a sense of his philosophy on the Transformers. He was really respectful and recognized this was someone else’s movie, my take on these characters, and the best thing that he could do was to support me and protect me. He let me do my thing, and I’m really appreciative of it.”Bay gave Knight one memorable piece of advice for working on a mega-budget franchise movie surrounded by people from the studio, the toy company and elsewhere all pulling a director in different directions.”He said the one thing you have to do is protect the movie,” Knight remembers. “That was advice Jerry Bruckheimer gave him, and he passed it on to me — remember the movie you intended to make and protect it.”  I do believe in the adage that the trimmer the vessel, the more it can carry. Travis Knight, Bumblebee director Post a comment 0 Tags 77 Photos Filmmakers Bumblebee transforms from action-packed to adorablelast_img read more

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HP goes wooden with Envy at Computex 2019

first_img Computex 2019 Computex 2019 Share your voice Preview • HP Omen X: A battery-powered VR backpack for cutting the virtual cable Tags Laptops Desktops $1,199 HP strives for novel style with its Envy and Elite laptops CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Mentioned Above HP Omen X Compact Desktop May 30 • Alienware redesigns its thin gaming laptops and offers OLED One of the wood-veneered Envys. Sarah Tew/CNET Among HP’s blizzard of announcements at Computex 2019, a handful stand out from the run-of-the-mill refreshes. For sheer novelty, there’s the new Wood series option for its Envy laptops and convertibles, with wood veneers on the palm rests  and touchpad. They definitely add a little pizzazz to a metal body, though I’m not sure the touchpad is a good place for veneer. HP plans to start offering it in the fall but hasn’t announced pricing.HP EliteBook x2The Elite x2 G4, which allows you to detach the screen to use it as a tablet, wraps its body in leather. Sarah Tew/CNET And following up the splashy launch of the consumer Spectre Folio at the end of 2018, HP’s adapted the leather-clad design for its Microsoft Surface-competitor business detachable, the Elite x2 G4. The x2 also incorporates HP’s Sure View privacy screen technology.The Elite x2 G4 is slated to ship in August starting at $1,500.12-hp-nda-laptop-workstation-loriThe ZBook mobile workstation line debuts the 17-inch Dreamcolor display with a DCI-P3 gamut. Sarah Tew/CNET Less pretty but more practical, HP has updated its ZBook 15 and 17 mobile workstations with an option for a new 4K Dreamcolor display capable of the DCI-P3 gamut (Dreamcolor is HP’s color-controlled display system and has traditionally been Adobe RGB) as well as a configuration option for the new Nvidia Quadro RTX 5000 graphics processor. While the new mobile processor is in designed to fit in thinner systems, hopefully it will allow big systems like these ZBooks to attain improved battery life. HP Omen X Compact Desktop See it May 29 • The laptops of tomorrow will make us even more productive — and it’s terrifying May 29 • The outrageous computer cases of Computex 2019 • See All And if you needed another sign that there’s more enthusiasm for VR among commercial users than consumers, HP has rejiggered its VR backpack strategy: There’s no more Omen X Compact Desktop. Instead HP is merging its commercial line with the consumer line, dispensing with the “Omen X” gaming branding and going with the “HP VR Backpack” name and a lower-key design. It’s been refreshed with slight improvements to the harness — the battery packs sit higher now near the kidneys rather than on the hips — and battery swapping is a little quicker. You can use it with the new HP Reverb VR headset. Post a comment May 30 • Computex 2019: Every announcement you need to know reading • HP goes wooden with Envy at Computex 2019 0 19 Photos Virtual Reality HP Microsoft Nvidialast_img read more

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The Chevy Blazer gets turbo power for 2020

first_img 2019 Nissan Murano review: Freshened, but not fresh enough 2019 Chevrolet Blazer is a sharply dressed sport utility… 81 Photos 5:05 12 Photos 26 Photos Tags More From Roadshow 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 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. 2019 Jeep Cherokee can handle the rough stuff Tags Post a comment Enlarge ImageChevy’s brand-new Blazer will soon be available with turbo power. Antuan Goodwin/Roadshow The Chevrolet Blazer is adding a third engine option to its roster for the 2020 model year. According to Car and Driver, a 2.0-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine will join the 2020 Blazer lineup, producing 230 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque.”We added the [2.0-liter engine] to the Blazer to offer customers more choice,” a Chevrolet spokesperson confirmed to Roadshow via email on Friday.This new powertrain looks to fit in nicely between the Blazer’s existing engines. The 2020 Blazer will still be available with a 193-horsepower, naturally aspirated, 2.5-liter I4 on base trims, and the upper-crust RS and Premier models will continue to use Chevy’s 308-horsepower, 3.6-liter V6. The 2.0T engine will be offered on the Blazer’s midtier 2LT and 3LT models, where it’ll be paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission. Unlike the base 2.5-liter engine, which is offered exclusively with front-wheel drive, the 2.0-liter turbo-four will be available with a choice of front- or all-wheel drive.Another advantage of the 2.0T engine will likely be fuel economy, though official 2020 Blazer EPA numbers are not available just yet. For reference, the 2019 Blazer is rated at 24 miles per gallon combined with its 2.5-liter engine, and either 21 or 22 mpg combined with the V6 (the former with all-wheel drive, the latter with front).The 2020 Blazer will start rolling into Chevy dealers this fall, and we expect the 2.0T models to be priced around $35,000. 69 Photos SUVs Crossovers 2019 GMC Sierra Denali review: So close to greatness Share your voice 42 Photos 52 Photos 2019 Honda Ridgeline: The commuter’s pickup truck 2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison: A tougher off-roader Car Industry More From Roadshow 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. 2019 Honda Passport review: All the SUV you really need 18 Photos 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.  Chevrolet 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport loves to hustle 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. 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. 2019 Honda Pilot Elite: A smoother, tech-rich crossover SUV 10 Photos 68 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. 49 Photos 2019 Honda Passport: A well-rounded midsize offering 0 2019 Chevy Blazer first drive: Sharp style, smooth ride Chevrolet 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 Acura RDX A-Spec: Sharp handling, sharper looks 2019 Chevrolet Blazer looks sporty in RS trim 2019 Honda Odyssey offers plenty of room and features for families 2019 GMC Canyon: A fancier Colorado 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. 71 Photos 2019 Acura MDX adds new features and an A-Spec model Comments Now playing: Watch this: Share your voice 3 2019 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison: An off-road animal 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. Chevrolet,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. 2019 Honda Ridgeline review: Light duty, heavy punch General Motors Chevrolet Honda Jeep Acuralast_img read more

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Daimler gets goahead for open road tests of selfdriving truck

first_imgClose Nevada has given Daimler AG, the worlds biggest truck maker, the go-ahead to test its self-driving heavy freight truck for the first time on the open road in ordinary traffic, the two sides announced on Tuesday (6 May).Daimler has previously shown off its prototype autonomous truck in Europe on a closed section of German autobahn. The truck maker says self-driving, or autonomous, trucks will help freight companies save money on fuel and increase safety on the roads.In order for Daimler to get the nod from Nevada, the truck, which will be under its Freightliner brand, underwent 10,000 miles of testing. The vehicle will now undergo testing under real road conditions.Daimler, which with its Mercedes brand has been at the forefront of German efforts to counter Googles advances in driverless cars, says it sees at least as much potential for automation in freight transportation.Daimler is also not alone in pushing automation technology for heavy-duty trucks. Swedens Scania, a unit of Volkswagen, is among peers working on platooning technology that allows several trucks to travel in tight convoy with a sole human driver in the lead vehicle.Daimler has previously said its truck model still requires human oversight while freeing the driver to perform back-office tasks such as handling bookings and billing, or planning future itineraries.last_img read more

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4hr gassupply suspension for Mirpur Thursday

first_imggasLike other Thursdays, the residents of Mirpur and adjoining areas will have to remain without gas for four hours from 1:00pm to 5:00pm on this Thursday, 3 August.A short message of Titas Gas Transmission and Distribution Company Ltd, which is responsible for gas supply in Dhaka city, said the gas supply across vast areas of Mirpur will remain shut from 1:00pm to 5:00pm on Thursday due to relocation of gas pipelines to facilitate the construction of Mass Rapid Transit Development under the Dhaka Metro Rail Project.According to the message, the areas where gas supply will be suspended are located on both sides of the Zoo road, Mirpur sections 1, 2, 6, 7, west side of Mirpur 10, 11 and 12, Eastern Housing, Rupnagar, Arambagh, Alubdi, Mirpur Cantonment and its adjoining areas.The supply will disrupt all kinds of consumers, including household, commercial and industrial, in these areas.last_img read more

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Maryland Man Dies in Liberia During Ebola Outbreak

first_imgPeople protest outside a hospital June 17 as Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf visits the area after Ebola deaths in Monrovia, Liberia. A senior official for Doctors Without Borders says the Ebola outbreak ravaging West Africa is “totally out of control” and that the medical group is stretched to the limit in its capacity to respond. Bart Janssens, the director of operations for the group in Brussels, said that international organizations and the governments involved need to send in more health experts and to increase the public education messages about how to stop the spread of the disease.Nathaniel Dennis from Howard County, Md. died July 30 after being held in Liberia, under suspicion that he contracted the Ebola virus. A {TIME} news article said 672 people died from the virus in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and other parts of West Africa since July 23. The outbreak has been the worst since the virus was discovered in 1976.According to news reports, an autopsy is being conducted to verify the official cause of Dennis’ death. He died at Aspen Medical in Sinkor, Liberia, according to a news release on the family’s “Bring Nathaniel Home” webpage. The page was created July 27 to help finance Dennis’ medical evacuation and treatment.  Family and friends have raised $10,280 so far.“This is a circumstance of timing, logistics, and unpreparedness by local governments,” said Dennis’ older sister Natasha Dennis, in a release. “It could have been prevented. We don’t know what happened to him besides lack of immediate treatment.”Dennis, 24, went to Liberia to visit family earlier in July, when he suffered from multiple seizures, news reports said. Dennis had been in a comatose state for a week after Liberian hospitals were unable to provide him with a ventilator and equipment for dialysis, the release said.Dennis was not permitted to leave the country for medical treatment, because President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf closed a majority of the borders in an attempt to stop the spread of the virus, according to the release.According to the release, Dennis was a former patient of Dr. Ben Carson. He graduated from Howard High School in Maryland and studied at Howard Community College.The family reported Dennis’ death on the website http://www.gofundme.com/c6jr3w. Despite his passing, the release indicated that the family still held a planned fundraising event in Northwest D.C; but instead as originally planned for purposes of bringing him home, the fundraiser was to raise funds for his burial.last_img read more

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Rep Garcia invites Ottawa County residents to Nov 7 office hours

first_img09Nov Rep. Garcia invites Ottawa County residents to Nov. 7 office hours Categories: Garcia News,News State Rep. Daniela García is inviting Ottawa County residents to join her for in-district office hours scheduled for Monday, Nov. 7.“There is nothing more important than listening to my constituents in the 90th District, so I hope to see everyone during the office hours in Holland, Zeeland and Hudsonville,” said Rep. García, R-Holland. “Your feedback on our state government is crucial as that’s what I take to Lansing, especially in November and December.”Office hours will take place Nov. 7 at the following times and locations:11 a.m-noon at Gary Byker Memorial Library, 3388 Van Buren St. in Hudsonville;1-2 p.m. at Howard Miller Public Library, 14 S. Church St. in Zeeland; and3-4 p.m. at Herrick District Library, 300 S. River Ave. in Holland.No appointments are necessary to attend office hours. Those who are unable to attend are encouraged to contact Rep. García’s office by phone at 517-373-0830 or email at DanielaGarcia@house.mi.gov.last_img read more

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Liberty Global is close to acquiring Polish cable

first_imgLiberty Global is close to acquiring Polish cable operator Multimedia Polska, according to local reports.According to the Puls Biznesu newspaper, citing multiple unnamed soruces, Liberty Global’s talks to acquire Multimedia Polska are at an advanced stage.A deal would give Liberty Global, which is already present in the country through its ownership of UPC Poland, a share of the cable market of about 50%, with 2.2 million customers and revenues of about PLN2.2 billion.UPC Poland previously came close to striking a deal to acquire Multimedia Polska three years ago.Any deal would require the approval of regulator the UOKiK. The regulator previously obliged UPC to sell part of the network in Warsaw and Krakow of Aster Cable after it acquired that operator in 2012.last_img

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Ukrainianbased international OTT TV service Divan

first_imgUkrainian-based international OTT TV service Divan.TV has launched a new iOS mobile application, making its content available to Apple device owners free-to-view.The app will enable free-of-charge access to Divan.TV’s content until the end of this year, and includes extended access to the company’s archive content to 14 days.Divan.TV offers a range of content aimed at audiences in the CIS states and eastern Europe and expatriate audiences elsewhere. The group has attracted about 1.5 million registered users for freemium and pay subscriptions to date.The service offers about 200 channels, VOD and audio content available via smart TV portals, iOS and Android devices and the web.“The absolutely new Divan.TV iOS application opens unlimited free of charge access to the legal content – TV channels, VOD, Radio, etc. – all over the world. I’m sure, the fact that the two biggest Ukrainian pirate web-sites – Ex.ua and Fs.to – have been closed recently, will force viewers to search for the alternative online video providers,” said Arkadiy Kanyuka, CEO of Divan.TV.“This means, that we launched our new product to meet customer expectations at the right time and, actually, at the right place as the mobile traffic consumption grew dramatically in the recent months. We’d like people to change their video consumption habits towards the higher standards in all aspects.”last_img read more

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AE Networks UK has agreed a distribution deal wit

first_imgA+E Networks UK has agreed a distribution deal with Hungarian telco Magyar Telekom for its factual channel History.History is now available to subscribers of Magyar Telekom’s extended basic package, and as part of Magyar Telekom’s TV GO online service. The deal also covers distribution to hotels across Hungary.“We are very pleased to agree this important deal with Hungary’s largest telecommunications operator, enabling thousands of Magyar Telekom customers the chance to enjoy our world-class entertainment channel History,” said Adrian Pilkington, senior vice-president of distribution and strategy at A+E Networks UK.last_img

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