Beside The Points For Monday April 9 2018

See more NBA predictions All newsletters Big Number(s)46 percentThere are only six teams who are on the bubble for a playoff spot in the NBA right now. Three of them are effective locks; the Spurs, Jazz and Thunder each have a higher-than-97 percent chance of making the postseason. This leaves three teams jockeying for two playoff spots. The Pelicans and Timberwolves are in the best position, each projected to finish 47-35 and each with just over an 80 percent chance of getting in. But there’s still hope for the Denver Nuggets, who have a 46 percent chance of making the postseason. [FiveThirtyEight]Leaks from Slackchris.herring:Shoutout to @kyle’s timing this year. He’s had at least 3 stories in which a team or a player had a huge win that same night. Jokic last night, Blazers a couple weeks back. Good stuff, man.Predictions NBA Oh, and don’t forgetThis is a pro-Nikola Jokic zone haters go elsewhere We’re launching a sports newsletter. 🏆  Join the squad. Subscribe Things That Caught My EyeWoods and Nicklaus are the only draws in golfTiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus are the only two players where high finishes have a statistically significant effect on Sunday ratings for the Masters tournament. When Tiger finished in the top 10, the average rating was a 10.0, and when Jack finished in the top ten the average rating was a 9.5. [FiveThirtyEight]When Dinosaurs Ruled The EarthThe fullback position is a tough one in the NFL these days. For college fullbacks, they’ve got to make an argument they can also contribute considerably on special teams lest teams overlook them in the draft. This is just part of the position; fullbacks averaged 182.4 plays per season last year, while offenses averaged 1,015.7 snaps per season, meaning you’re only going to see a fullback on offense 18 percent of the time. With a 53-man roster, that’s a tough sell. [ESPN]Sleep; it’s important!I don’t mean to blow your mind with science, but athletes need adequate sleep in order to perform at their peak performance levels. Due to the nature of the NBA schedule and also the width of America, that isn’t always feasible. There were 54 games this NBA season where one team faced a significant competitive disadvantage because of scheduling. For instance, the Denver Nuggets played in Memphis, then left immediately and traveled overnight, then lost an hour en route to Cleveland where they played their third game in five days. Indeed, the Nuggets have been the victims of these “schedule alert” games more than any other team, six of the 54 total games. [ESPN]Try out our interactive, Which World Cup Team Should You Root For?Big Ten lost in Frozen FourThe Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs best out Notre Dame this past weekend to win the Frozen Four NCAA men’s hockey tournament. They were the distinct underdogs; Minnesota Duluth spent just $655,000 on men’s hockey to Notre Dame’s $1.6 million. [ESPN]College Football Playoff probably happens without a Big 12 teamWith Oklahoma sending Baker Mayfield to the NFL, the Big 12 will see its chances of sending a team to the College Football Playoff slashed to 26 percent, lower than any of the other Power 5 conferences. Part of this is that the Big 12 lives and dies based on Oklahoma’s disproportionate performance. The SEC has an 84 percent chance of sending at least one team to the playoff, the Big Ten has an 80 percent shot and the ACC has a 65 percent chance. [ESPN]Cavs should consider preventing the other team from scoring so muchThe Cleveland Cavaliers would ideally prefer to make the NBA Finals, but they have a tough time preventing the other team from scoring the ball a lot, a strategy that other teams have taken to calling “defense.” Yes, interfering with the capacity of opponents to score is, for 28 other teams, a higher priority than for the Cavs and their 29th ranked defense. If they want to beat the Raptors, Celtics or Sixers — again, all who make any attempt, however small, to stop the other team from getting points — LeBron James should consider it! [ESPN] read more

City of San Diego employees are leaving

first_img 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) – For several years San Diego had major problems recruiting and retaining police officers. That ended last year by giving the cops a 30 percent pay raise.Then last November, the voters doubled the pay of the city’s elected officials, and now it’s the city employees turn.The city had to raise the pay for cops to keep the city safe, and if the city is to provide quality public services, it needs to keep qualified city employees who are leaving.Just as the police department had retaining and retention problems, the city is finding those same issues with employees who provide city services. A city auditor’s report says this puts the city at risk of low morale, less institutionally knowledge, and increased costs to train replacements.These money problems go back to the late 1990’s and 2000’s when generous pension benefits were granted without paying for them.Proposition B allowed for changes, including scrapping the old lucrative pension system in favor of a 401k style system, but now that’s in jeopardy. City of San Diego employees are leaving Steve Bosh Posted: February 4, 2019 February 4, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Steve Bosh, last_img read more

AdSEND Introduces Integrated Preflighting Solution in US

first_imgAdSEND, a division of Vio Worldwide, recently introduced its browser-based ad sending and receiving service that integrates preflighting.The solution, which has already been implemented at a number of newspapers in the UK, will help publishers by scanning advertisers’ PDF files for hundreds of problems that may prevent them from printing properly. This includes missing fonts, RGB, LAB color space, transparencies, spot color in CMYK files and image resolution. In order to achieve this integration, AdSEND has licensed premedia system DALiM TWiST’s technology, as well as working with Web-based delivery system Websend.While there are a wide variety of preflighting solutions on the market—Adobe’s Preflight tool and Enfocus PitStop are just a few—AdSEND’s model distinguishes itself by being part of a larger package. “While other preflight packages may check for some of the same errors and warnings, ours lets you do this while in the process of sending ads, meaning that it won’t disrupt workflow,” said AdSEND marketing manager Elaine Leahy. “Magazine publishers will be able to get the ad correct without having to chase down the advertiser while on deadline.”AdSEND gives senders the option to approve warnings before a file can be transmitted. The system provides suggestions on how to correct issues and lets them immediately fix problems with ink weight and spot to CMYK conversions (advertisers can also upload the corrected file). If the ad fails this validation process, errors are listed as an advanced file report displaying its location; then, an email alerting the advertisers is automatically generated. “We are looking to expand to the magazine market,” said Leahy. Currently, the company has 4,000 U.S. publishers receiving ads via AdSEND, including the Boston Globe, Washington Post, NY Times, USA Today and United Business Media Limited. While the preflight solution has just been introduced in the U.S., AdSEND already has 150 publishers expressing interest. President Al Edwards said that this preflighting solution follows a SaaS model for publishers who sign up to participate. It’s a pay-as-you-go structure, with no upfront costs. The publisher pays $1.00 per advertisement that AdSEND pre-flights.last_img read more

Exclusive Lil Kim On Nasty One Fashion Kanye West More

first_imgContent Not Available NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Aug 20, 2018 – 4:22 pm Lil’ Kim Talks “Nasty One,” Kendrick Lamar & More Email Content Not Available Exclusive: Lil’ Kim On “Nasty One” & More exclusive-lil-kim-nasty-one-fashion-kanye-west-more https://www.instagram.com/p/BbDRi4eHCcD/?hl=en&taken-by=lilkimthequeenbee Twitter https://www.instagram.com/p/BmSB1I7Da9t/?hl=en&taken-by=lilkimthequeenbee Exclusive: Lil’ Kim On “Nasty One,” Fashion, Kanye West & More The GRAMMY-winning rap pioneer discusses everything from her new music to her favorite album in her catalog, fashion, motherhood, and moreNate HertweckGRAMMYs Aug 20, 2018 – 4:23 pm To be in Lil’ Kim’s presence is to be in the presence of rap royalty. From her daring 1996 debut album, Hard Core, to her new single, “Nasty One,” the Brooklyn rapper has spit uncompromising verses and sported unparalleled looks on her way to becoming a true giant – despite her small stature – in the hip-hop genre and culture. And while she is quick to give credit to those before her who paved the way for her to become an artist, her influence on the music and fashion of today is undeniable. Simply put, there is only one Lil’ Kim. You have a beautiful daughter, Royal Reign. She just turned four. When do you think you’ll give her permission to listen to a Lil’ Kim record?You know what’s so funny? When I’m recording now, she has her favorites. She liked “Nasty One” before it even came out… She loves the groove. She’s very smart. She’s very musically inclined, because we always played music around her. It’s funny, because people think when you have a baby, you have to be very, very quiet. No. It’s sometimes the opposite. Sometimes you have to play a little noise so that they can stay asleep. When it’s too quiet, a little pin drop will wake them up. I kind of kept music around her, and so she loves it. It’s funny because if there’s songs with curses in it, she’ll censor herself. She goes [silent pause] and she’ll keep singing, so she knows the difference, and I like that. So that means it won’t be hard to teach her when she gets older, right from wrong.I’m curious, outside of music, what are some things you enjoy? Maybe something that helps you relax or recharge your batteries. Do you have any surprising hobbies?I do like to play tennis. I have a tennis court at my house. Sometimes that helps, because it’s like, if you’re angry about something… Sometimes, it’s just chilling in the back of the house with the baby, letting her ride the bike. Or sometimes it’s just going out for ice cream. I like to drive around in the neighborhood. Driving in the car is really relaxing to me, so when I get to go on long trips, that’s … I get to kick back and relax…. What else is one of my hobbies? Shopping. Shopping, shopping, shopping [laughs]. It relaxes [me], but when it starts to get five hours later, I get really hungry and I still don’t stop. I’m still like “Let’s go to the next store,” and everyone is like, “Kim, are you sure? We haven’t eaten yet.” I’m like, “no. We’ve got to go. Let’s push through. Gotta push through. We’ve got to get those Louboutins by seven.” [laughs]Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read more Facebook I’ve been doing a lot more changes [in my new videos] because I wanted to bring that young Hollywood with the old Hollywood mix. I like happy mediums when it comes to anything. My music, my fashion … That’s just me. I like to be right in the middle. Not too over the top, but not too under dressed. I think, these days, I’ve just been looking for that chic look but still fly… A little bit of this, a little bit of that.Hip-hop and R&B is #1 right now with consumers, according to all the streaming data. How does it feel to see the genre you helped pioneer come out on top in 2018?Yeah. That’s amazing. I think that the growth and the accomplishment in R&B and Hip Hop is just a great thing. There were times, even before I came into music, probably before I was born, when rap music was an underground thing. It would never make it mainstream, is what people thought. People like the Sugarhill Gang… I always did my homework. Even though I was young, a baby probably when they came out or whatever, as I got older, I did my homework, and I wanted to know all the female rappers that probably didn’t know about… It’s like they had to kind of break down doors for us.You broke down the doors for a lot of other people, too. And not just in music. In pop culture, fashion. So how does it feel to see your influence playing out around you? Any specific instances catch your eye?When Beyoncé dresses up like Lil’ Kim on Halloween and calls it National Lil’ Kim Day, I was living… I was like, “that is so awesome.” And just to look at how Beyoncé’s pictures next to mine, were exactly alike. She did not miss a beat. I’m talking about down to my mole, down to the necklace I wore, down to the color eyeshadow that I wore, down to the Chanel sign being spray painted in my blue wig. I was living. I love her for that. Thank you, Beyoncé. That was just a moment. I will never forget that. That was just so dope. The GRAMMY-winning artist stopped by our headquarters in Santa Monica, Calif., to give us the lowdown on “Nasty One,” tease her upcoming fifth full-length album, dish on her fashion influences, discuss the joys of motherhood, relive her GRAMMY Moment, and much more.You’ve got new music, with a new sound. “Nasty One.” has your edge but with a dancehall vibe. How did this song come together?”Nasty One” is my first official single off of my upcoming album, and I am so excited because I get to do something different but still me. So [on] “Nasty One,” I wanted to bring the Caribbean flavor because I’m from Brooklyn, so we have all kind of culture there, Caribbean, Latin, that’s a big part of what Brooklyn is made up of, so I wanted to kind of give my tribute to Brooklyn and just doing something that I haven’t done in a while. I mean, I have “Lighters Up” from Naked Truth, but that was the last kind of Caribbean feel song that I’ve done, so “Nasty One” was like a happy medium because I had to give that sex kitten Lil’ Kim.Your album is due out in November – what else do you have up your sleeve on this album, and can you tease any collaborations or anyone you’d love to work with this time around?Well, I want to, but I don’t want to give away all of them because I don’t want to jinx it… But one of my sisters, which is Remy Ma, we know she’s on there, but I would love to collaborate with Kendrick Lamar. I love him, and I recently grew a newfound love for Kendrick Lamar because after seeing him act. I think that’s his debut acting role, on “Power.” I’m even more in love with him because he showed me that this is what a star is made of. The music is his platform but he’s so dimensional as far as talent.Your fans can be very opinionated about you exploring new sounds. Do you find it difficult balancing your artistic freedom with pleasing your fan base?I love the fact that my fans are so passionate. I thank God all of the time that I have the fan base that I have because they give me a cult following. They go with me to the end through thick and thin… And they’re always motivating me and pushing me. But then they get on my nerves because if I take too long with a song, or if I go in a direction where they don’t want me to go but I feel and I know it’s the best thing for my life and my career, I have to do it regardless of what they say, and it’s a constant struggle between myself and my fans. Now, I will say, sometimes I do follow some of their advice and I give them exactly what they want. But guys, you have to come to a happy medium with me. Just realize I do know what I’m doing. It may take long sometimes, but you guys, trust me. I’m a hustler first, so we’ve got to get this money [laughs].For some artists, albums are like their children. Which album in your catalog would you consider your favorite child?Every time I make an album, they are always like my babies. It’s like I birth them, seriously… My first love, it would probably be Hard Core. But… I do have to say favorite, or the one that maybe is closer to my heart, is La Bella Mafia, and I would say that because after Biggie passed, La Bella Mafia was the first album I got to do where I got to be super creative on my own, because after Biggie passed, the first album I had to do on my own without him around was Notorious K.I.M. and I love that album, but it was like I had so many people telling me which way to go, and then Puffy, the executive producer, which I love working with Puffy, but he’s my big brother. I had to do my big brother’s thing and I didn’t really get to be in control. So I felt [like] Janet Jackson on the La Bella Mafia.You had control.Yeah, I had more control, and it was fun because I got to do all of the stuff I wanted to do and I got to experiment… That’s when I kind of started singing more. I mean, I did sing on Notorious K.I.M., but I kind of started getting melody and stuff like that in there, and that’s one of my biggest albums. One of my biggest records that stayed at number one without a video came from La Bella Mafia and that’s “Magic Stick” with 50 Cent. That song was on the charts, I think it was No. 1 for 13 weeks without a video. It’s crazy.That’s unheard of! Any other moments stick out from those early years of your career.”Came Back For You” is one of my first Hard Core records that got nominated for a GRAMMY, and Kanye [West] always says … You know he did that [record], and Kanye was just a little kid with braces, and he was like, “Kim, I love you. I want to be a part of your label.” I’m like, me? It was funny because he kind of wanted to roll with me. I was like, “that’s a blessing,” but I didn’t know a thing about forming an artist or helping artists or stuff like that. I was like, “I love you any which way I can help you.” He was like, “okay, I got some songs for you.” He played “Came Back For You” and I was like, “this is the one.” And that song got nominated for a GRAMMY, so when I see Kanye, Kanye goes, “Kim, you know that’s the first song I’ve ever gotten nominated for a GRAMMY for. I was like, “see? I’m your good luck charm.”… I love him. He’s like my family.No doubt about it, you’re a fashion icon, and a chameleon who’s able to switch it up. What is inspiring your looks these days?You know, it’s funny. My mom, when she was younger, she looked just like Diana Ross… and she loved Diana Ross, so that made sense. And I used to always watch Lady Sings the Blues, my mom said, when I was young, I was like, “mommy, play it again. Play it again!” And she said I would just do all the moves and I would go in her closet and I would make the clothes try to resemble what was in that movie. So I always took that style with me, and so these days, I kind of feel like Diana Ross is inside. News last_img read more

NOW HIRING 60 New Job Openings In Wilmington Week of May 26 2019

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are job listings previously published on Wilmington Apple during the week of May 26, 2019:Full-Time Client Relations Manager at Serur Group BostonFull-Time Customer Centric & Service Focused Manager at Smyth CompaniesFull-Time Marketing & Communications Intern at UniFirstFull-Time PC Technician/Handyware Technician at TekwissenFull-Time Water Mitigation Technician at Response Team 1Full-Time Carpet Cleaning Technician at Response Team 1Full-Time/Part-Time Chair Renters/Booth Renters at Nicholas Scott SalonFull-Time Summer Help at Two Men And A TruckFull-Time/Part-Time Licensed Nail Tech at La Chic Nails SpaPart-Time Sales Reps at Vector MarketingFull-Time Associate District Manager at NAPA AutopartsFull-Time Mechanical Repair Technician via Lighthouse Placement ServicesFull-Time Animal Technician via Kelly ServicesFull-Time Delivery Driver at LKQ CorporationFull-Time Toddler Teacher’s Aide at Little SproutsFull-Time (Temporary) Research Model Husbandry at Integrated ResourcesFull-Time Sales Manager at Bill Dube HyundaiFull-Time Development Engineer at Locus RoboticsFull-Time Pricing Manager at Charles River LabsPart-Time Security Guard at Allied UniversalFull-Time Finance Director via KBW Financial Staffing & RecruitingFull-Time Mechanical Designer via Acara SolutionsFull-Time Program Manager at AmetekFull-Time Senior Network Engineer via AMS StaffingPart-Time Dental Hygienist at Wilmington Dentist OfficeFull-Time CNA/PCA/HHA at Assisting Hands of WilmingtonFull-Time Sales & Management Trainee at U.S. Electrical Services Inc.Full-Time Software Engineer at SOVOS ComplianceFull-Time Sr. Government Accounting Analyst at Charles River LabsFull-Time Service Technician at OrkinFull-Time Sales Associate at Verizon WirelessFull-Time Safety Manager at Crystal WarehouseFull-Time Customer Service & Inside Sales Representative at Scully Signal CompanyPart-Time Summer Help Warehouse Associate at NAPA Auto PartsFull-Time Skilled Laborer at Cam’s Demolition & DisposalFull-Time/Part-Time Crew Members & Shift Leaders at Dunkin’ DonutsFull-Time Cook For Senior Dining at Glendale Senior DiningFull-Time Delivery Drivers at FedExFull-Time Electro-Mechanical Maintenance Technician at Basuch HealthFull-Time Supervisor of Quality & Documentation Control at Spectra Medical DevicesFull-Time Special Education Teacher (Pathways Program) at Shawsheen Elementary SchoolFull-Time Educational Assistant (Stepping Stones Program) at Shawsheen Elementary SchoolFull-Time LPN/Educational Assistant at Wilmington Middle SchoolFull-Time Middle School Science/Bible Teacher at Abundant LifePart-Time K-8 Physical Education Teacher at Abundant LifePart-Time Extended Day Director at Abundant LifePart-Time Extended Day Assistant at Abundant LifeFull-Time Service Advisor at Bill Dube HyundaiFull-Time Pressroom Feeder at Kirkwood PrintingFull-Time Solar Service Technician at Vivint SolarFull-Time Service Technician at Ritchie & SonsFull-Time Sales Coordinator at New England Industrial TruckFull-Time Service Technician at Waltham Services LLCFull-Time Credit Analyst at Standard ElectricFull-Time Onboarding Specialist at Ametros Financial CorporationFull-Time Assistant Manager of Customer Service at Ametros Financial CorporationFull-Time Claims Coordinator at Ametros Financial CorporationPart-Time Mobile Patrol Officer at Securitas Security ServicesFull-Time Inbound Expert at TargetPart-Time Delivery Driver (Sundays) at Optima Shipping(NOTE: Wilmington businesses — Feel free to send me your job postings at wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNOW HIRING: 60 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of July 28, 2019)In “Business”NOW HIRING: 60 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of August 11, 2019)In “Business”NOW HIRING: 60 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of June 30, 2019)In “Business”last_img read more

Mazda recalls 7854 CX9 SUVs for wiring weirdness

first_img 2019 Honda Passport: A well-rounded midsize offering 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 Acura RDX A-Spec: Sharp handling, sharper looks Review • 2019 Mazda CX-9 review: Losing its edge? More about 2019 Mazda CX-9 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. Car Industry SUVs 10 Photos 2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 first drive: A more approachable track star 81 Photos Tags Post a comment 74 Photos Mazda,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. 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. 2019 Mazda CX-9 review: Losing its edge? 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. Share your voice More From Roadshow 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. 18 Photos Car Industry Enlarge ImageLosing your turn signals can be bad. Losing your passenger-side airbag can be much worse. Manuel Carrillo III/Roadshow Modern vehicle wiring is complex. If even one thing goes wrong, a litany of problems could crop up, some of which might affect the vehicle’s overall safety. For Mazda, its latest recall focuses on connectors that might do weird things with the electrical system.Mazda announced this week that it will initiate a recall for 7,854 examples of the 2018 Mazda CX-9 crossover. The vehicles in question were built between Sept. 12, 2017 and Nov. 9, 2017.The problem comes from the wiring harness. A “weak retention force” in some wiring harness connector terminals might cause disruptions between different control modules in the car. Each presents its own problem, which complicates matters. In some cases, the turn signals may stop working, the engine might not restart or the passenger-side front airbag may not deploy in a crash. Each of these represents a unique safety hazard, but thankfully Mazda says it’s received no reports of accidents or injuries related to the defect.Mazda didn’t say how it plans to remedy the situation, whether it’s installing new harness connector terminals or replacing parts of the harness or something else. It also did not say when dealers and owners should expect to receive notifications. Nevertheless, once you receive a recall notification in the mail, it’s best to call your dealer to confirm everything and set up an appointment to have the issue remedied. 2019 GMC Sierra Denali review: So close to greatness 2019 Honda Ridgeline: The commuter’s pickup truck 2019 Honda Odyssey offers plenty of room and features for families 68 Photos 26 Photos 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport loves to hustlecenter_img 2019 Acura MDX adds new features and an A-Spec model 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. Share your voice 2019 Jeep Cherokee can handle the rough stuff 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.  49 Photos 2019 Mazda CX-5 Diesel review: Was it really worth the wait? 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 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison: A tougher off-roader 2019 Honda Pilot Elite: A smoother, tech-rich crossover SUV 3 52 Photos 71 Photos More From Roadshow 2019 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison: An off-road animal 0 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. Tags 2019 Honda Ridgeline review: Light duty, heavy punch 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. 69 Photos 2019 GMC Canyon: A fancier Colorado 2019 Mazda CX-9 is the supermodel among three-row, midsize crossover SUVs Comments 12 Photos Recalls Mazda General Motors Chevrolet Honda Jeep Acuralast_img read more

Fake journalists hatching plot to kill me says JK top cop Imtiyaz

first_imgThanks sir. Not afraid but worrying is smear,maligning & slander campaign against @JmuKmrPolice & it’s officers who’re bravely fighting proxy war/terrorism for last 30 years with impeccable record & huge sacrifices. We aren’t here for any other project except to establish peace https://t.co/J23BN6hibX — Imtiyaz Hussain (@hussain_imtiyaz) March 21, 2019 This is becoming intolerable to them and their bosses across have employed them to target me. They want to silence me on social media.They are the same people who have built a case for Shujat Bukhari’s killing.3/n — Imtiyaz Hussain (@hussain_imtiyaz) March 21, 2019Meanwhile, former J&K police chief Sheesh Paul Vaid has praised Imtiyaz for fearlessly voicing the opinions of the department on social media.Imtiaz, you are a fine and bold officer who has been putting across the views of the department fearlessly on social media and an officer with the high integrity. Have faith in Allah, no harm will come to you. The entire police force has always been behind you. https://t.co/GFfe6qjwgj— Shesh Paul Vaid (@spvaid) March 21, 2019 Protests staged after the murder of journalist Shujaat Bukhari.IANSIn a startling revelation, a top official serving in J&K Police, Imtiyaz Hussain, took to Twitter to claim that some criminals posing as journalists are trying to kill him. In a series of tweets, Imtiyaz said that there is a well-hatched conspiracy being propounded by some who are active on social media to eliminate him.J&K Police top officer, Imtiyan Hussain said that some people posing as journalists on social media are planning to kill himTwitterThe senior police official said that the same people across the border who killed senior journalist Shujaat Bukhari are also planning to murder him.Imtiyaz, who was recently posted as Senior Superintendent of Police, Baramulla, has been now transferred to the security wing of J&K Police. He said that his choice of expressing views on social media has made “some people and their bosses unhappy” and they have hatched a slander/ smear campaign against him.The tweets sent shockwaves across journalist and security officials’ fraternity on social media.There are some well-known people hyperactive on Facebook and Twitter who are building an environment to get me killed. These people claiming to be journalists aren’t apparently working with any media house. 1/n— Imtiyaz Hussain (@hussain_imtiyaz) March 21, 2019The senior cop said that he is not scared to die in the line of duty and would consider it as a great honour.Having been never afraid of death and it would be honour to get sacrificed in the line of duty but the perception being created against me is slanderous. I am one among very few police officers active on social media and being forthright and calling a spade a spade. 2/n — Imtiyaz Hussain (@hussain_imtiyaz) March 21, 2019Imtiyaz also alleged that senior journalist and editor of Rising Kashmir, Shujaat Bukhari, who was killed last year, had confided in him that several people working in media houses were creating an environment for his murder.Shujat had confided with me how some media guys had been spreading canards against him and creating a conducive atmosphere for his murder.We being a liberal democracy and such elements take full advantage of our liberal laws,knowing it very well that law can’t touch them.— Imtiyaz Hussain (@hussain_imtiyaz) March 21, 2019last_img read more

HISD To Hold Community  Meetings On Improvement Required School To Avoid State

first_imgWednesday, March 21 Worthing High School 9215 Scott St. *Both Worthing High School and Woodson PK-8 will be discussed at this meeting  Thursday, March. 1  Dogan Elementary School  4202 Liberty Rd.   Wednesday, March 21  Hilliard Elementary School  10719 Seneca St.   Tuesday, March 6  North Forest High School  10725 Mesa Dr.   Share Thursday, Feb. 15  Highland Heights Elementary School  865 Paul Quinn St.   Tuesday, Feb. 27  Wesley Elementary School  800 Dillard St.   Wednesday, Feb. 21  Mading Elementary School  8511 Crestmont St. center_img Tuesday, Feb. 27  Blackshear Elementary School  2900 Holman Ave.   Tuesday, March 20  Henry Middle School  10702 E Hardy Rd.  Tuesday, Feb. 20   Madison High School   13719 White Heather Dr.   Wednesday, Feb. 14  Cullen Middle School  6900 Scott St.   HISDHISD Trustees will hold a series of public meetings at schools that have been deemed with an “improvement required” status, by the Texas Education Agency.   According to the district’s press release, HISD is recommending changes at 10 of the struggling schools; in light of a potential state takeover. It is also recommending changes at four additional low-performing campuses.“The state has yet to tell us what their standards are,” said HISD Board of Education President Trustee Rhonda Skillern-Jones, in an e-mailed statement. “So as much as these students are accelerating academically and raising the bar on their campuses, we’re shooting in the dark at a moving target.”   According to the district:“The current recommendation is for eight schools to be managed by outside organizations such as a nonprofit or an institution of higher education. They are Dogan and Mading elementary schools, Henry Middle School, and Kashmere, Madison, North Forest, Wheatley and Worthing high schools. The remaining six – Blackshear, Highland Heights, Hilliard and Wesley elementary schools, Cullen Middle School and Woodson PK-8 – would be closed and reopened to serve limited grades.” Skillern-Jones says they want to be clear these are only recommendations. “We are committed to doing everything in our power under the law to keep these schools open. We are also committed to keeping these school communities informed and engaged as we navigate this process together,” said Skillern-Jones, in an e-mailed statement.All meetings will begin at 6 p.m.Tuesday, Feb. 6  Wheatley High School  4801 Providence St.  Wednesday, Feb. 28  Kashmere Gardens Elementary School  4901 Lockwood Dr.  last_img read more

The event is hosted by Highway 69 Chamber of Comme

first_imgThe event is hosted by Highway 69 Chamber of Commerce.FEATURED BANDS: Traditional Bluegrass Reunion • Potato Patch Band Back Porch Bluegrass Bandits • Jam Pak Blues ‘N’ Grass Neighborhood Band • James Reams & the Barnstormers • Greenwood Sidee • Sound System by Old Blue SoundFREE INSTRUMENT WORKSHOP: Jam Pak Blues ‘N’ Grass will host a free full day workshop with guitars, fiddles, banjos, mandolins, dulcimers, and wash-tub bass for children and adults. (Free with admission)Admission: $10 advance / $12 at the gate(Children 7-12: Half price / 6 and under: Free)For more information and tickets, please contact:
(928) 632-4355 or highway69chamber [at] gmail [dot] com May 3, 2013The crew is preparing for the third ANNUAL BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL, tomorrow, Saturday May 4, 2013. It will start at 10 am – 6 pm.The wind has finally calmed down and a large parachute was installed this morning over the audience area in the Colly Soleri amphitheater. Covers for the stage will be installed this afternoon.This is a wonderful event and we look forward to great music and fun for the whole family. You don’t want to miss this.[photo by Young Soo Kim in 2011]last_img read more

Rep Glenn tours hydro facility in Sanford

first_imgFrom left: Lee Mueller, Rep. Glenn, and facilities operators Ron Heilig of Sanford and Dave Kovacevich of Midland.Lee Mueller, owner of Boyce Hydro and the Sanford Lake Dam, recently hosted Rep. Gary Glenn, R-Midland, vice chair of the state House Energy Policy Committee, on a tour of the 92-year-old facility, which has a total generating capacity of 3.6 megawatts of electricity using three water-driven turbine generators. Boyce Hydro sells the electricity generated by the dam to both Consumers Energy and Detroit Edison, the state’s two publicly-regulated electrical utilities. Rep. Glenn said the tour was a valuable source of information in advance of an April 13 hearing before the Energy Policy Committee in Lansing. The Legislature is preparing to rewrite state energy policy in response to the federal Environmental Protection Agency’s threatened shutdown this year of up to nine coal-fired electricity-generating plants in Michigan’s lower peninsula. Major area employers and taxpayers such as Dow Chemical, Dow Corning, Hemlock Semiconductors and Midland Cogeneration Venture will be significantly impacted by the rewrite, Rep. Glenn said. Categories: Glenn News,Glenn Photos Sanford Lake Dam owner Lee Mueller, right, explains the history and operation of the facility to Rep. Gary Glenn, R-Midland, vice chair of the state House Energy Policy Committee.center_img 30Mar Rep. Glenn tours hydro facility in Sanfordlast_img read more

Netflix has attracted one million subscribers in t

first_imgNetflix has attracted one million subscribers in the UK and Ireland. The online video streaming service reached the milestone faster than in any other territory in which it has launched.Netflix launched in the UK and Ireland at the start of the year, offering unlimited movie streaming for £5.99 (€7.60) per month. The service is now available on over 800 devices. The company said it reached one million subscribers in the UK and Ireland four times faster than it took Twitter to reach one million users globally.“This membership milestone is evidence that Netflix has rapidly gained popularity in the UK and Ireland,” said Netflix chief executive officer Reed Hastings. “Our British and Irish members clearly enjoy the ability to instantly watch a large variety of TV shows and films streaming from  Netflix on their favourite devices whenever they want.”The service initially launched in the US and has expanded into Latin America and Canada. Last week the company said it would roll the platform out in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland by the end of 2012.Separately, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings has said that he is confident that his company will win some first pay TV window rights to content from the Hollywood studios. News Corp-backed pay TV operator BSKyB currently has outpt deals with all of the studios, giving it access to their features in that window. However, Hastings told the The Sunday Telegraph that Netflix is “prepared to invest heavily to win the rights”. He added: “We will be really aggressive in our bidding. It may be that we win in the first round. It may be that it takes two or three years, but we’re incredibly confident that we will win the bidding for some of Pay 1 [the first window rights].”The newspaper also claims to have seen documents prepared for BSkyB that show the pay TV platform is concerned that it cannot provide content at the same cost as Netflix and that pay TV platforms cannot compete with Netflix on price.last_img read more

Portuguese pay TV group NOS had close to a million

first_imgPortuguese pay TV group NOS had close to a million advanced TV subscribers at the end of 2016, out of a total pay TV base of 1.6 million.NOS had 983,000 Iris and UMA TV customers at the end of the year, up 13.6% year-on-year. Overall pay TV growth was 3.7%, with an acceleration of net additions in the fourth quarter to 14,500, driven by network expansion. The company’s HFC network added 23,100 homes to its footprint in the fourth quarter, taking it to 3.764 million homes passed.NOS has positioned UMA TV, the RDK-based advanced TV service it launched last year, as a premium convergent service, with the older Iris offering now considered a mainstream service. The company said it was “gradually and opportunistically” upgrading higher ARPU customer to UMA TV, which can be accessed over different types of devices.UMA TV convergent bundles include unlimited traffic over the NoOS Mobile or fixed networks to access the UMA interface.The company said that UMA TV had been further boosted by the launch of a cloud-sharing feature, NOS Share, which allows UMA TV customers to store content in the cloud and share it over any screen. The service enables UMA TV customers to share films and live content directly on their own TV or that of friends and families.Converged customers numbered 680,000, up 15.1%, and convergent revenue-generating units amounted to 3.387 million, up 18.7%, out of a total RGU base of just over nine million.NOS added 27,800 fixed broadband RGUs in the fourth quarter, along with 32,600 voice RGUs. The company added 60,000 mobiel customers in the quarter, taking its mobile RGU base to 4.4546 million.NOS posted revenues of €1.515 billion for the full year, up 4.9%, and EBITDA of €556.7 million, up 4.4%.last_img read more