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German magazine touring Canada telling Indigenous stories

first_imgAPTN National NewsYou may be surprised to hear APTN itself is sometimes the subject of interest and news stories.Every once and a while, the network will get a news organization coming in to check us out.This was the case recently with the German publication, Kanada Magazin.Its editor, Oliver Gerhard has been traveling through Canada writing stories on Indigenous issues.He spoke with APTN’s Michael Hutchinson.last_img

Rona Inc posts loss higher revenue ahead of takeover by Lowes

BOUCHERVILLE, Que. — Rona Inc. says it lost money in this year’s first quarter but overall revenue increased despite weak sales in the Prairies.The Quebec-based home improvement retailer is slated to become a subsidiary of Lowe’s following a friendly $3.2-billion takeover deal announced in February.Rona (TSX:RON) posted a $16.5 million net loss or 15 cents per share for the quarter ended March 27.Rona shareholders overwhelmingly approve $3.2 billion Lowe’s takeoverRona Inc tops estimates in potentially last report as Canadian-controlled retailerThe quarter’s loss included $3.5 million or three cents per share of restructuring costs and $4.1 million or four cents per share of acquisition costs.Revenue was $819.2 million, up from $778.8 million a year earlier. Same-store sales grew 3.1 per cent with strong performance in Ontario, British Columbia and the Reno-Depot banner in Quebec. The company saw a decline in Prairie same-store sales.After excluding restructuring and other items, Rona’s adjusted loss was $9 million or eight cents per share.By comparison, Rona’s net loss in the first quarter of 2015 was $11.7 million or 11 cents per share including minimal restructuring costs. Its adjusted loss was $11.2 million or 10 cents per share. read more

Security Council renews sanctions on Liberian trade in blood diamonds

The Security Council today renewed the sanctions aimed at preventing Liberia from exporting “blood diamonds” or resuming the trade in arms and called on Secretary-General Kofi Annan to reappoint the Panel of Experts overseeing the ban.In a unanimous resolution, Council members agreed that although “sustained progress” has been made in Liberia since Ellen Johnson Sirleaf became President in January, the situation in the once war-torn West African country remained so fragile that it constituted a threat to regional peace.The Panel of Experts’ most recent report said the Liberian Government cannot yet demonstrate the internal controls necessary to meet the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme, the internationally agreed system designed to prevent blood diamonds from entering the market.“Although most of the necessary components are now in hand, they still require final arrangement into a coherent and functioning mechanism with long-term durability and credibility,” the panel stated.The experts added that Liberia’s Ministry of Lands, Mines and Energy needs to exercise stronger leadership to achieve this objective.Council members agreed to renew the sanctions for six months, with a review after four months, to give the Liberian Government sufficient time to establish a transparent and internationally verifiable regime for trade in the rough diamonds.Sanctions have been in place since 2001 to stop Liberia’s trade in diamonds, which were used for many years to finance wars against governments across Africa.The Council also called for the sanctions on the trade in arms to be extended for another 12 months, with a waiver for supplies of certain non-lethal military equipment (excluding weapons and ammunition) intended solely for the Liberian police and security forces which have been trained and vetted since the establishment of the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) in October 2003.Although reports of crime have decreased slightly over the past year, the Panel noted that reports of serious crime – especially gang activities, mob violence and rape – have risen. Another 632 weapons were destroyed by UNMIL between June 2005 and September this year, taking the total so far to just under 31,000.The resolution further called on Mr. Annan to reappoint the current members of the Panel of Experts and to make the necessary arrangements to ensure funding for the Panel.In June, the Council agreed to lift the ban on the export of round logs and timber, and the Panel said the Government’s moratorium on logging since then has been largely effective.Meanwhile, in letters to the Security Council President, Mr. Annan has extended the mandates of the groups of experts dealing with sanctions in Somalia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) by six months and seven months respectively.In a separate resolution adopted yesterday, the Council asked the Secretary-General to set up a focal point within the Secretariat to make sure that “fair and clear” procedures operate for both placing individuals and entities from sanctions lists and for removing them.In a related development, the Council today heard briefings by the chairmen of its subsidiary bodies, seven committees commonly known by the name of the resolution which established them. The Council committees concern Rwanda, counter-terrorism, Liberia, Al-Qaida and the Taliban, Cote d’Ivoire, Sudan, and Sierra Leone.The 15-member body also heard from the chairmen of three informal working groups: general issues of sanctions; documentation and other procedural questions; and peacekeeping operations. read more

Turner Criterion Collection launch moviestreaming service

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Turner Broadcasting and the Criterion Collection are teaming up to launch a movie-streaming TV service to cater to arthouse aficionados.The companies announced Tuesday that the new over-the-top streaming service, dubbed FilmStruck, will debut in the fall. It will make available art house, independent, foreign and cult films for a not-yet-announced monthly cost.FilmStruck will be the new exclusive home to the Criterion Collection, which currently streams on Hulu Plus. Its library will also pull from other studios, such as the Janus Films library.The service will be curated by programmers from Turner Classic Movies, the cable network. by The Associated Press Posted Apr 26, 2016 10:06 am MDT Turner, Criterion Collection launch movie-streaming service AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Met Police is passing the buck over predictable Westminster terror attack inquest

“There is nothing that you could say that I would do to obstruct or not assist with this court’s search for the truth of what happened and why it happened.”Last week at the hearing, Pc Ashby conceded the security system at the Palace of Westminster had “completely failed” to protect Pc Palmer. He also agreed that the processes he and Pc Sanders were following had been “lax” and dysfunctional for years before the terror attack. Failings had been pointed out in emails as far back as February 2015, but Mr Adamson told the hearing nothing had been done to effectively resolve the issue, describing the alleged mismanagement of the firearm officer’s positions as “a problem that was not confined to police constable rank but further up the chain.”On Monday, Mr Adamson went on: “The Metropolitan Police has failed to identify the fact that its armed officers were not doing what they were supposed to do.”And to this day it has failed to properly acknowledge the failings that it was responsible for in allowing that state of affairs to persist.”Mr Usher answered: “I have said that I do not believe that to be the state of affairs.” Show more Mr Adamson asked: “That which was entirely predictable occurred and the Metropolitan Police failed to have in place proper arrangements to protect Keith at those gates, did they not?”The officer replied: “No sir, I do not agree with you.”He said that even if the marksmen had been at the gate at the time of the attack, they would have been most likely to head towards where Masood had crashed his car into the perimeter wall, believing it to be an explosion.Mr Usher admitted he did not know how many armed officers had misinterpreted the patrol instructions, but said 83% had at least accessed the computer system where they were stored. The terrorist threat level to police officers was raised to severe in 2015 and unarmed staff not involved in vehicle duties were allowed to stop wearing high-visibility jackets to make themselves less noticeable to attackers, the Old Bailey heard. The Metropolitan Police have been accused of trying to “pass the buck” over claims that firearms officers failed to properly patrol the Palace of Westminster at the time of a “predictable” terrorist attack.Khalid Masood mowed down pedestrians on Westminster Bridge before stabbing Pc Keith Palmer to death as he stood guard at the Palace of Westminster on March 22 last year.On Monday Dominic Adamson, representing the officer’s widow, told the inquest into his death that his murder was “entirely predictable”.The inquest heard last week that Pc Lee Ashby and Pc Nicholas Sanders, the armed officers on patrol at the time of the attack, had not been near Carriage Gates, where Mr Palmer was stationed, for nearly an hour before Masood struck.This was despite official guidelines that said they should be “in close proximity” to the gates when they were open.Cross-examining Commander Adrian Usher, who leads policing at the Palace of Westminster, Mr Adamson said: “The whole focus of the Metropolitan Police’s attitude to this inquest has been to pass the buck and to assert that the responsibility for the non-compliance with the post instructions rests with Pc Ashby and Sanders. Do you accept that?” Mr Usher replied: “Absolutely not, sir. I’m sure you are aware of how offensive that is. I have no reason, nor has the Metropolitan Police, to take that course of action. For me there is no benefit in doing that. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

Hearing impaired given green light to write drivers examination

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related“It’s going to happen” – Ramjattan on drivers’ licences for the deafFebruary 21, 2019In “latest news”Deaf Association protests Public Security Ministry for drivers’ licensesFebruary 18, 2019In “latest news”Guyana Deaf Association has over 200 registered membersFebruary 25, 2016In “latest news” Following a protest by members of the Deaf Association of Guyana in front of the Public Security Ministry requesting that they be given a fair chance to drive on Guyana’s roadway without discrimination, the green light has been given for them to write the drivers’ examination.Minister Khemraj Ramjattan has given the go ahead to commence a Pilot Programme in ‘A’ Division which will allow persons who are deaf to participate in the theoretical and practical drivers’ examination on May 24.The commencement of the Pilot Programme was agreed to when Ramjattan recently met with the National Commission on Disability and the Deaf Association of Guyana.Minister Ramjattan along with Director Deaf Association of Guyana Sabine McIntosh (right) and Beverly Pile (right)As such, six persons from the deaf community in Guyana will be included in the Pilot Project at a date to be announced later.The Pilot Programme is one of the recommendations agreed to by Cabinet to facilitate the issuance of Driver’s permit to persons who are hearing impaired.The other recommendation include a rigorous national awareness campaign for the general populace including the beneficiaries and the implementation of issuance of driver’s licence to deaf drivers only for private and not commercial vehicles taking into consideration the present infrastructural development and culture of driving on Guyana’s road ways.The Government says it will continue to provide equality and insure non- discrimination for persons with disabilities as a signatory to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. read more

72000 Greekborn pensioners better off since election

first_imgPensioners in Australia, including about 72,000 Greek-born age pension recipients, are $51.80 per fortnight better off for singles and $78 per fortnight for couples following a further rise in the age pension, Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells said. Senator Fierravanti-Wells, the parliamentary secretary to the minister for social services, said age pensioners deserved our support. “And once again the age pension is going up under the Coalition government,” she said. “The latest indexing of the age pension coming into effect today will give single age pensioners, including those in the Greek Australian community, a $5.90 boost to their fortnightly payments, or $153.40 a year, while couples will receive an extra $8.80 a fortnight, or $228.80 a year. “These increases will see the maximum age pension rise to $860.20 a fortnight for single pensioners and $1,296.80 for couples. Full details of all rates and thresholds indexed today can be found at: Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Official Fabinho signs for Liverpool

first_imgFabinho has joined Liverpool for an undisclosed fee and become’s their first summer signing ahead of the 2018/19 seasonThe Brazilian midfielder will officially join the club on July 1 after he successfully completed a medical and agreed to personal terms on a long-term deal at Liverpool.Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasilyev had confirmed last week that Atletico Madrid was interested in signing the highly-rated midfielder, but Liverpool has beaten the Europa League winner’s to his signature.“This is something that I always wanted,” the 24-year-old told the club website.“This is a giant of a team, the infrastructures of the club look exceptional.”divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…In his five years at Monaco, Fabinho made 225 appearances and scored 29 goals.While Fabinho is technically the club’s first signing of the summer, Jurgen Klopp’s side already had a deal to make Naby Keita their first new recruit after agreeing on a deal with RB Leipzig last summer.Welcome to #LFC, Fabinho. ??— Liverpool FC (@LFC) May 28, 2018last_img read more

UPDATE Woman rescued after fall at Lacamas Park

first_imgRescuers rushed to Lacamas Park in Camas on Monday after a 48-year-old Vancouver woman fell while hiking.Kevin Wilson and Kallie Fraser, two firefighter-paramedics with the Camas Fire Department, were nearby when the call came out shortly after 3 p.m. and were first to arrive.Two young men who had been running on the trails and saw the accident met Wilson and Fraser at the park’s entrance. One runner escorted the paramedics over Round Lake’s dam and down a steep trail to the upper part of the Pot Holes, a rugged forested area of pools and waterfalls.The woman “stumbled or slipped or tripped and fell a good 15 feet,” Wilson said later. Her left ankle was obviously broken and her arm was injured. She was conscious and in great pain.She’d been hiking with a man and two children when she fell, and the paramedics made their way to the woman and asked the family to help.“We told them exactly what we wanted them to do and they did it perfectly,” Wilson said.Making sure not to let the woman’s head and neck move, the rescuers put her on a backboard, then put a cervical spine collar on her neck and foam pads on both sides of her head. They also strapped her body to the backboard.last_img read more

Palace Royal baby named George Alexander Louis

first_imgLONDON — His Royal Highness has a name.Britain’s new prince has been named George Alexander Louis, royal officials said Wednesday, ending speculation over what moniker Prince William and his wife, Kate, would pick for their first child.Kensington Palace said royals are “delighted to announce” their son’s name, adding that the 2-day-old baby and third-in-line to the throne will be known as “His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge.” Noble names are steeped in history, which explains why thousands of bets rolled in to British bookmakers for the name George, the name of six previous British kings. The moniker evokes the steadfastness of the queen’s father, George VI, who rallied the nation during World War II. Meaning farmer or earth worker, George was the 12th most popular name for boys born in England and Wales in 2011. St. George, a 4th-century Christian martyr, is the patron saint of England.The name Louis could be a tribute to Lord Louis Mountbatten, the Duke of Edinburgh’s uncle and the last British Viceroy of India before independence in 1947. William’s father, Prince Charles, was close with Mountbatten, who was assassinated by the Irish Republican Army in 1979.last_img read more

IWGB joint employer case to be heard in the High Court

first_imgThe Independent Workers Union of Great Britain (IWGB) has today (7 August 2018) announced that it will face government lawyers in a landmark case regarding the rights of outsourced workers.The case, which asked that the University of London be required to recognise the union for the purposes of collective bargaining on behalf of outsourced workers, was initially brought to the Central Arbitration Committee (CAC) in November 2017. IWGB claimed that denying this right to collective bargaining was a breach of Article 11 of the European Convention on Human Rights.The law is currently interpreted as only allowing workers to collectively bargain with their direct employer, here being Cordant Security. This case aims to broaden the trade union rights of outsourced workers, allowing them to collectively bargain with their de-facto employer, in this case University of London. This will introduce the concept of a joint employer to the UK legal system.The CAC made the decision not to hear the application for trade union recognition with the University of London. However, the High Court has now granted the IWGB permission to judicially review this decision. The High Court is also allowing the University of London, Cordant Security, and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to intervene as interested parties, in addition to the CAC. The union will face legal arguments and lawyers from all four bodies.Henry Chango Lopez, IWGB president, said: “The fact that vast swathes of the establishment, including the government, are joining forces to try and defeat our challenge is further proof of its importance. As a former University of London outsourced worker, I am keenly aware of the truth behind the fiction of outsourcing. It is no more and no less than a way to deny workers their rights, and it is about time we cleaned it up.”The High Court has denied the union cost protection in this case. Therefore, in the event of a loss, it can be held liable for the legal costs of the four bodies it is facing. IWGB has launched a crowdfunding campaign today (7 August 2018) to attempt to cover these potential costs. This campaign is currently backed by non-profit organisation The Good Law Project, which has pledged an initial £5,000.Jolyon Maugham QC, founder of The Good Law Project, said: “There are many ways bad employers dodge the cost of workers’ rights, and outsourcing can be one of them. The treatment of workers with modest bargaining power and little influence can be hidden from view, but it shouldn’t be hidden from the law through the use of faceless outsourcing companies. I’m proud to be supporting this case that will ensure that domestic law protects the human rights of some of the most vulnerable workers in the UK.”The University of London was unavailable for comment at the time of publication.last_img read more

Stranded kayaker rescued near Everglades National Park

first_imgEVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK, Fla. (WSVN) — The Coast Guard came to the rescue of a stranded kayaker near Everglades National Park, early Wednesday morning.Crews saved the man after spotting him off Murray Key. They hoisted him into their chopper and took him to Flamingo Visitors Center with no reported injuries. UPDATE: A @USCG Air Station Miami helicopter crew rescues overdue kayaker off Murray Key. Read more— USCGSoutheast (@USCGSoutheast) March 28, 2018Officials said the kayaker had been unable to make it back to land himself because he lost his paddle in bad weather.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

KCHS Student To Attend Johns Hopkins University Medical Program This Summer

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A junior at Kenai Central High School will be attending an academic and career oriented development program, NYLF Advanced Medicine and Health Care program, on the campus of Johns Hopkins University, in Baltimore MD, this summer. Mickenzie plans to go to school to become an Orthopedic Surgeon: “I’m hoping to make a name for myself in New York first, and then come back and help around on the Peninsula.”  Andrew Potter, the Chief Academic Officer: “These students, who have already proven themselves academically, will be challenged to work on real-world, student-created projects to bring their studies and career interests to life.” Mickinzie Ticknor, from Kenai, will join other high school students from across the nation to take part in the program.center_img Mickinzie said she is looking forward to gaining the hands-on medical experience that the forum provides. In preparation for her chosen career she has shadowed surgeons in both Anchorage and Kenai. Mickenzie: “We get to talk to real-life surgeons, and we get to talk with them about how they became a surgeon, why they chose it. We get to talk to sit and talk with the college students, and we get to work with them on real life cadavers and shadow surgeons around for a day.”last_img read more

Volatile Markets Uncertain Economy Kiplingers Bus to the Rescue

first_imgIt’s another bleak day on Wall Street. The Dow Jones industrials tumbled more than 700 points, slipping below 10,000 for the first time in four years. Analysts are worried the $700 billion bailout package approved by the House and Senate last week might not provide the immediate reprieve consumers had hoped for.Not to fear. Kiplinger’s Personal Finance has announced … the Your Money Bus Tour, a 52-week road trip during which financial advisors will offer free advice to consumers across the country “to show Americans that they can take control of their finances and their future despite volatile markets and uncertain economy.”Oh boy. The tour, a partnership with the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors Consumer Education Foundation and TD Ameritrade Institutional, kicks off today in Philadelphia with stops planned along the East Coast.To be fair, at this point any financial magazine branded event is going to seem ill-timed.Let’s just hope the bus doesn’t break down.last_img read more

Best midsize SUVs for the money in 2019

first_img The 2019 Toyota 4Runner is old, but still spry off-road Tags 75 Photos Share your voice 18 Photos 10 Photos 2019 Subaru Ascent is a well-rounded family hauler Honda PilotThe Honda Pilot was revamped in 2016 and gets a number of thoughtful updates for 2019. We like its strong 280-horsepower V6 engine, which returns 27 mpg on the highway when equipped with the optional 9-speed automatic transmission.The Pilot is incredibly spacious for both passengers and cargo. The top-end Elite trim gets second row captain’s chairs and allows for seven passengers, but the rest of the line-up can seat eight. Fold the second and third rows down and there’s 83.8 cubic feet of cargo space. The Pilot is available with front- or all-wheel drive and can tow up to 5,000 pounds. Honda Lane Watch is standard on all but the lowest trim, and other ADAS systems such as adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping assist are available on mid trims and standard on higher trims. More about Google Android Auto 71 Photos 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe: Redesigned and renamed 2019 Honda Pilot Elite: A smoother, tech-rich crossover SUV 42 Photos Toyota 4RunnerOne of the few midsize body-on-frame SUVs still on the market offers rugged looks and has a sterling reputation as a stone reliable vehicle. The 4.0-liter V6 engine puts out 270 horsepower and 278 pound-feet of torque, mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission.It’s a simple, throwback SUV that has truck-like qualities, but it’s compliant enough to ride on the pavement. It doesn’t have any of the Toyota Safety Sense features, however, such as adaptive cruise control or blind-spot monitoring.The 4Runner is capable of doing some legit off-pavement motoring. TRD Off-Road versions of the 4Runner come standard with an electronic-locking rear differential. An adaptive Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System is available as an option on the 4Runner TRD Off-Road to provide additional wheel travel off-road. In addition, the suspension system improves on road handling by reducing body roll in corners. 2019 Mazda CX-9: Style and substance 49 Photos 19 Photos More From Roadshow 2019 Mazda CX-9 review: Losing its edge? SUVs Crossoverscenter_img Volvo XC60The XC60 looks a lot like a shrunken-down XC90, and it’s gorgeous. The front fascia is dominated by the “Thor’s Hammer” headlights and a chrome-lined grille. There’s even a crystal shift knob for a fancy-pants interior.The interior is well laid-out, beautifully made and comfortable, and the XC60 has a whole slew of safety features. The Pilot Assist adaptive cruise control system works especially well, bringing the car to a full stop in traffic. Standard on the XC60 is oncoming lane mitigation. There is even an optional air suspension system with automatic leveling. It’s different. The available T8 power train combines a 2.0-liter turbocharged and supercharged engine with an electric motor. The T8 engine produces up to 400 horsepower and 472 pound-feet of torque. In a world of X5s and Q5s, the XC60 stands out as something else, something cool.  Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. The Audi Q7 is a suburban stunner 2019 Volvo XC60 is a sensible Swede 2019 Subaru Ascent review Audi Q7Audi’s Q7 is unlikely to stir passions the way some of its more overtly sporty or luxurious models do, but this three-row crossover SUV does just about everything right. It offers a refined ride and strong in-cabin tech and it handles well. The Q7 can get costly when laden down with options, so don’t be so quick as to dismiss the inherent goodness of lower-spec models, including those powered by the 2.0-liter four. While you can outfit the Q7 with a 333-horsepower supercharged V6, and it’s a great engine, it does reduce fuel economy and add to the base price. The base engine is a 2.0-liter turbo I4 putting out 252 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque, mated to standard all-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic transmission. News • Hands-on with the new and improved Android Auto 35 Photos The 2019 Toyota Highlander is a competent crossover Dodge DurangoWe love the way the Durango looks. With its upright fascia, big wheel arches and full-width LED taillights, this thing looks super fresh, even if it’s already several years old.You want V8 power in your midsize SUV? Dodge offers not one, but two eight-cylinder options. The regular Durango can be had with FCA’s 5.7-liter Hemi V8, and the Durango SRT gets the big, mean, 6.4-liter engine.The Durango’s interior is well appointed, offers honest seating for seven people and its Uconnect infotainment system is one of the best on the market today.Toyota HighlanderIt’s a Toyota, so it will run until the cows come home and the seas reclaim our coastlines. The base Highlander LE has an anemic 2.7-liter I4 engine with 185 horsepower, but other Highlander models have a 3.5-liter V6 with 295 horsepower. The V6 model is actually the most efficient, returning 21 mpg city and 27 mpg highway with front-wheel drive.It’s no-nonsense, three-row transportation. If you need a workhorse, the Highlander can handle it. There is room for seven or eight passengers and lane-keeping warning with steering assist and adaptive cruise control are both standard.It’s available as a hybrid, so you can get up to 30 miles per gallon while taking the little ones around town between school and soccer practice. 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk: Everything is better with 707 horsepower Hyundai Santa FeFew brands do pure value better than Hyundai, and the Santa Fe is no exception. Its power, performance and efficiency are on par with the competition, but at a price that’s easier on the wallet.BlueLink tech offers Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity in the car and advanced phone and smartwatch monitoring apps when you’re away.One of the best warranties in the business covers the powertrain for 10 years or 100,000 miles and the rest of the vehicle for five years or 60,000 miles. Five years of 24/7 roadside assistance means the Santa Fe probably won’t leave you stuck like Chuck. We get it — sometimes you need lots of seats, lots of space and lots of features. And nowhere are those traits combined more perfectly than in a midsize SUV.With so many options on the road today, a bevy of two- and three-row crossovers offer plenty of value. Here are nine of our editors’ favorites.Mazda CX-9Sure, the seven-passenger Mazda CX-9 hasn’t seen an update since 2016, but it’s still a good-looking crossover that has Mazda’s signature fun-to-drive characteristics. The steering is quick and direct, and the chassis has a nimble quality that belies its larger footprint.Under the hood is a 2.5-liter turbocharged I4 engine that makes up to 250 horsepower when fueled with 93 octane. The CX-9’s powertrain has been optimized to deliver up to 310 pound-feet of torque as low as 2,000 rpm.While it doesn’t offer Apple CarPlay or Android Auto (yet), the CX-9 doesn’t skimp on advanced driver-aid systems. Lane-keeping assistance, forward precollision braking and adaptive cruise control flesh out a fully featured i-ActivSense suite of technologies. 1 Comment Preview • Android Auto offers easy nav, voice control Subaru AscentSubaru’s been flirting with SUVs for ages, and while the Tribeca didn’t quite stick, the new Ascent looks like it takes everything that makes the Forester work and just adds… more.While the interior may be rather low-rent in areas, the Ascent is all about capability and flexibility — including the greatest selection of cupholders found on any modern vehicle.A proper, full-time AWD system will make sure you get to the lifts in time for first tracks on your next powder day. Audi Honda Mazda Subaru Toyota Volvo Dodgelast_img read more

Rod Emorys 1960 Porsche 356 RSR is the 356s final form

first_img 2019 Porsche 718 Cayman T first drive: Brilliant, but bittersweet 2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid second drive: The best of both worlds 0 Now playing: Watch this: The Porsche 911 Speedster is a stripped-back automotive… 7:02 Classic Cars Performance Cars If you’re even casually into air-cooled Porsches, then you probably have heard the name Rod Emory. His shop Emory Motorsports in LA is the home of some of the world’s most beautiful restored and hot-rodded Porsche 356s. His latest car is arguably one of his craziest yet.The 356 RSR is an exercise in exactly how far you can take a car from its original form if you have the right skills and equipment. Rod has both. The 356 RSR takes the familiar shape of Herr Dr. Porsche’s little bathtub on wheels and slathers it in race car touches from models like the 935 and the original RSRs.This car started life as a 1960 356B, and like most of the vehicles that come to Rod’s shop, it was a rusted out, unloved barn find. Most people wouldn’t bother saving it, but at Emory, these kinds of cars are called to a higher purpose. Immediately, most of the car’s Swiss cheese bodywork was removed and replaced with hand-beaten aluminum panels, stretched and shaped to provide cooling and aero.The engine is another Emory exclusive. It’s a four-cylinder 911 engine. That means it’s a specially-cast engine case and custom crank that uses pistons, cylinders, etc. from the 964 and 993 models’ 3.6-liter engine. Then he took that and whacked two giant turbos onto the back of it, just like Porsche’s famed fire-spitting 935 race cars.This car is a masterclass in fabrication and Porsche history and likely drives even better than it looks. Porsche Porsche 2019 Porsche 911 Speedster is a divine droptop 2019 Porsche Cayenne Turbo review: The performance SUV par excellence Tags 38 Photos Post a comment Share your voice More From Roadshowlast_img read more

Alaska News Nightly Wednesday Jan 4 2016

first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at and on Twitter @aprnListen nowState officials not thrilled about new federal beluga planRachel Waldholz, Alaska’s Energy Desk – AnchorageThe National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has released its final plan to increase the population of Cook Inlet’s beluga whales and get them off the endangered species list.Kenai Borough Assembly upholds invocation policyShahla Farzan, KBBI – HomerThe Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly is standing behind their controversial invocation policy.Counterfeit prescription drug found in Alaska contained fentanylAnne Hillman, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageLate last month the state’s crime lab confirmed that a counterfeit prescription opioid tablet was found in Alaska. The small blue pill looked like a generic oxycodone tablet but was actually made of the much stronger drug fentanyl.Eklutna reaches deal with Anchorage over trash gas and new housingZachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageThe Municipality of Anchorage has reached an agreement with a local native corporation — avoiding years of costly litigation. During a press conference today, leaders from both the city and Eklutna Incorporated shared details of the multi-part agreement, which include promises of new housing stock, infrastructure, and cash for natural gas produced at the Anchorage landfill.Study finds disturbing trend in mortality rate in Kusilvak Census AreaAnna Rose MacArthur, KYUK – BethelThe rate of suicide and homicide in the Kusilvak Census Area, located along the lower Yukon River, more than doubled since 1980, a rate increase higher than anywhere else in the nation.Fairbanks Interior Gas utility close to merging with Fairbanks Natural GasRobert Hannon, KUAC – FairbanksFairbanks’ Interior Gas Utility is moving closer to inking a memorandum of understanding with the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority to acquire and merge operations with Fairbanks Natural Gas. The North Star Borough-formed IGU is gathering public feedback on the deal, which would also expand the local distribution network.While GOP runs from House ethics flap, Young argues watchdog needs tighter rulesLiz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media – Washington D.C.Republicans have dropped their plan to diminish the independence of the Office of Congressional Ethics. But not everyone agrees the House majority should have backed down. Alaska Congressman Don Young is among those who want the ethics office reined in.Legal haze clouds cannabis for petsTom Banse, Northwest News Network – Portland, ORAfter the results of the November election, more than half of U.S. states have now authorized medical marijuana. And eight of those states also allow recreational marijuana. So if pot helps some humans feel better, then how about people’s best friends?CB300 PreviewMolly Rettig, KUAC – FairbanksLast week’s big snowstorm improved trail conditions over a large swath of the interior, but not every area benefitted. Organizers of the Copper Basin 300 Sled Dog Race are still dealing with low snow, and that’s altered the race route for the season’s first big mid distance event.Scientists: Ash cloud from Alaska volcano has dissipatedAssociated PressScientists say an ash cloud from a remote Alaska volcano that might have gone more than 6 miles into the atmosphere has dissipated after it was tracked north over the Bering Sea.last_img read more

ACB officials raid on AE house recovered 25 crores worth

first_imgKadapa: On the charges of having disproportionate properties, the ACB officials have conducted raids on the house of P Subbaiah located at buddaya palli area in Proddatur town on Tuesday. The accused was working as assistant engineer in panchayath Raj department in Mylavaram. According to the ACB DSP Nagabushanam, 570 grams of gold, 1.60 kgs silver, 10 house sites in the name of accused wife, 3 houses, 2 house sites, 1 car and motorcycle in the name of accused total worth about 2.5 crores worth properties were recovered during the raids. The DSP said raids were continuing at 5 places on the houses of A.E relatives at several places. ACB circle inspectors from Kurnool, Kadapa district participated in the raids.last_img

BNP urges parties to stand together to restore democracy

first_imgMirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir. File PhotoBNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Sunday said the nation will not forgive the political parties if they fail to forge a national unity to restore democracy and the people’s voting rights.”No one is now safe in the country the way democracy and people’s rights have been snatched. Under the circumstance, if we (political parties) can’t get united, the nation won’t forgive us,” he said.Speaking at an Iftar party, the BNP leader further said, “I would like to call upon all political parties and their leaders to create a national unity to protect democracy and people’s rights.”Nagorik Oikya organised the iftar party in honour of politicians at a city hotel.Nagorik Oikya convener Mahmudur Rahman Manna said the country has now turned into a dead valley as the government is trying to frighten people with its repressive acts and in the name of drives like anti-narcotics one.”Under the circumstance, we should get united forgetting the conflicts and misunderstandings among us to protect the country,” he added.Mirza Fakhrul said the government imprisoned their chairperson Khaleda as it is afraid of her.The BNP leader said the government is making a wrong plan to hold the next election keeping Khaleda out of the race.The next election will not be meaningful and acceptable if it is not held under a non-party government with the deployment of army, he said.President of Bikalpa Dhara AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury called for people’s unity and awakening to get rid of the current situation.In an oblique reference to Khaleda Zia’s stay in jail despite obtaining bail from the Supreme Court, he said now the highest court’s orders are being ignored.He said hundreds of people are still there in jail in political cases. “How long it will continue. We can’t tolerate it. People have started waking up and we’ll remain with them.”B Chowdhury said the party which will come to power in the future must stay away from corruption as people hate it. “We’ve tolerated corruption so much, but we won’t tolerate it anymore.”Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD) president ASM Abdur Rob urged the people of all walks of life to get united against the government’s misrule and corruption.Awami League general secretary Obaidul was also invited to the Iftar, but he did not join it.last_img read more

The most beautiful locations across the UK for a snug September break

first_imgTo say this summer in the UK has been hot would be the understatement of the century. The nine circles of hell would have been uncomfortable in London. But as Fall comes along, we have two amazing things to look forward to: slightly cooler weather, and some spectacular discounts on Hoseasons’ amazing lodges. The Isle of Wight is one of the British Isle’s most underappreciated destinations. Filled to the brim with wildlife, you can explore it all across the nature trails, soaking up lush woodland and peaceful shores. Then reward yourself by retreating into these cosy lodges. Complete with a modern bar and country club restaurant – as well as a must-have hot tub – it’s the perfect place to unwind after another beautiful day. Photo: HoseasonsBeach to the left of you, countryside to the right, here you are… stuck in the middle with this amazing resort and spa. There’s as much to do inside than out at Piran Meadows. Wanna hide away? Then enjoy an indoor and outdoor pool, a gym, bar, restaurant, and a tonne of interesting activities to get stuck into. Want to explore the nation’s surf capital? Then you’ve got the choice of eleven beaches, as well as theme parks, animal sanctuaries, and even the Eden Project a short distance away. Set on the edge of the gateway to the Lake District National Park and with stunning views of Carrock Fell, Blencathra Mountain, and Bowscale Fell, this might be the most stunning place to spend your September. These luxurious cabins will act as your base-camp so you can explore the great wilderness in style. Alongside all the greenery, head to the Rheged Centre for hang-gliding, paragliding, canoeing and loads of amazing, adventurous activities. But most people, of course, will spend their time absorbing the spellbinding lakes and mountains of the iconic district.For other Tailor-Made locations visit:*Discount based on a 2, 3, 4 or 7 night break between 20/07/18 – 31/08/18. Offer applies to selected UK lodges and parks locations and accommodation types, accommodation only. All bookings are subject to availability. For full booking conditions, see brochure or website.Hoseasons is a partner of Gay Star News.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . We’re talking hot tubs, we’re talking the most beautiful locations the country has to offer, and we’re also talking up to 50% off bookings. If that’s not an excuse to run away for a snug September break, we don’t know what is. Photo: HoseasonsThere are few places more beautiful in all of England than the Lake District. But witnessing its natural wonder doesn’t mean you have to park up in a tent. The Keswick Reach Lodge Retreat will place you in the lap of luxury while still letting you soak up the views from their gorgeous decking area. If a day of hiking gets too much, treat yourself to a session in the spa (or in the state of the art gym if the mountains didn’t wear you out). Then, of course, you can take a nice dip in the pool. Photo: HoseasonsYou need to explore the raw beauty of North Wales at this retreat. Not only are there a whole array of spectacular castles, golf courses, and the jaw-dropping Snowdonia National Park within reach, there are golden beaches to explore. But if the outside isn’t tickling your fancy, Talacre Beach has so much more to offer. Alongside a heated indoor pool, sauna, and steam room, there are fabulous alternative activities to get stuck into. Think everything from jet skis to the North Star Cabaret lounge.Photo: Hoseasons eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) GAYSTARNEWS-center_img Up to 50% on a whole range of gorgeous retreats with a hot tub | Photo: Hoseasons Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Read the full article on Gaystarnews:  : read more