Muzaffarnagar (UP): Union Minister Sanjeev Balyan and several BJP leaders on Saturday met injured RSS activist Sompal Saini at a Meerut hospital, a day after he was allegedly shot at in Uttar Pradesh’s Muzaffarnagar district. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLAs Umesh Malik and Vikram Saini were among those who visited the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) activist. In-charge of a wing of the RSS in Habibpur village, Saini was referred to the Meerut Medical College on Friday. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ According to Superintendent of Police (Rural) Alok Sharma, the police have registered a case of attempt to murder against the accused Rohit who is absconding. Saini had gone to the fields when the assailant opened fire at him, police had said on Friday. In a separate incident an RSS activist along with his two sons were shot at by three people following a dispute over building of a boundary wall of their house, police said. Mahipal (48) and his sons– Ayush (21) and Piyush (18) were seriously injured in the attack on Sarvat Road under Civil Lines Police Station on Friday evening, they said. According to SSP Abhishek Yadav, the accused– Pradeep Tayal and his sons Abhishek and Anshul were arrested. The accused allegedly entered the jewelery shop owned by Mahipal and opened fire, they said.
October 15, 2019October 15, 2019
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Initial public offerings scheduled to debut next weekInitial public offerings scheduled to debut next week
October 13, 2019October 13, 2019
NEW YORK — The following is a list of initial public offerings planned for the coming week. Sources include IPO ETF manager Renaissance Capital, and SEC filings.Week of Nov. 26.No IPOs scheduled for next week.The Associated Press
October 12, 2019October 12, 2019
Los Angeles: Actor Allison Mack, best known for hit series ‘Smallville’, has pleaded guilty in a case related to sex cult NXIVM. Mack, 36, who was arrested last year, has been accused of blackmailing two women into having sex with the group’s leader Keith Raniere. Raniere was also arrested last year and has pleaded not guilty to charges against him. Appearing at a federal court in Brooklyn recently, Mack pleaded guilty on two counts – racketeering conspiracy and racketeering, according to The Hollywood Reporter. She admitted that she coerced the women into performing services for Raniere by threatening to release damaging information about them. “I believed Keith Raniere’s intentions were to help people … and I was wrong,” a teary-eyed Mack said in the court. Prosecutors have alleged that over the past two decades Raniere established a series of purported self-help programs under the name NXIVM, based in Albany, New York, with centres in the United States, Mexico, Canada and South America. Mack and other cults “masters” allegedly recruited slaves by telling them they were joining a “women-only organisation that would empower them and eradicate purported weaknesses that NXIVM taught were common in women.”
European and US aviation bodies certify Bombardier CSeries 100 aircraft finally clearingEuropean and US aviation bodies certify Bombardier CSeries 100 aircraft finally clearing
October 8, 2019October 8, 2019
MONTREAL — Bombardier Inc. says aviation authorities in Europe and the United States have now certified its CS100 series passenger planes, clearing the way for delivery of the aircraft to Swiss International Air Lines by the end of the month.The Swiss carrier is scheduled to be the first to put the plane into commercial service in July.Certification from the Federal Aviation Administration in the U.S. and the European Aviation Safety Agency follows a similar decision by Transport Canada in December 2015.Montreal-based Bombardier has a lot riding on the success of the CSeries aircraft, which is two years behind schedule and has incurred about US$2 billion in cost overruns.Bombardier received a major boost in late April when Delta Air Lines placed a firm order for 75 CS100 aircraft with options for another 50 in a deal the company said was worth approximately US$5.6 billion.Bombardier said delivery of the aircraft to Delta, one of the largest airlines in the world, is expected to begin in 2018.On Monday, Premier Philippe Couillard said Quebec is on track to finalize its US$1 billion investment in Bombardier’s CSeries program and that a deal should be in place by the end of the month.Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau earlier said the government continues to talk with Bombardier about providing US$1 billion in funding.Bombardier Inc exec fires back at competitors trying to ‘cast doubt’ on CSeries, says plane here to stayQuebec aims to finalize $1B Bombardier CSeries deal by end of June
October 8, 2019October 8, 2019
A local passenger who had attempted to smuggle over Rs 9 million worth of wallapatta (Gyrinops Walla) was arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) today.The customs department said that the 43 year old man was arrested at the departure lounge of the airport with 23.3 kg of wallapatta chips valued at Rs. 9.3 Million. He had attempted to take the stock to the United Arab Emirates when he was arrested. Investigations are being carried out by the Deputy Director of Customs Mihira Piyaratnaand his team.
Top Singaporean Minister here to boost bilateral relations with Sri LankaTop Singaporean Minister here to boost bilateral relations with Sri Lanka
October 8, 2019October 8, 2019
Singapore’s Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry) S Iswaran is to visit Sri Lanka to strengthen bilateral relations and open up business opportunities for Singapore companies in the fast-growing market, Channel News Asia reported today.Iswaran will visit Colombo and Trincomalee today to Thursday, the Singapore Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) said. Sri Lanka was Singapore’s 39th largest trading partner in 2015, with bilateral trade amounting to S$2.05 billion. Foreign direct investment from Singapore to Sri Lanka amounted to S$656 million as of 2014, MTI said. (Colombo Gazette) While in Colombo, he will attend the Sri Lanka-Singapore Business Forum with Minister for Development Strategies and International Trade, Malik Samarawickrama on Jun 1. Iswaran will also call on Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Minister for Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathuideen, and Minister of Megapolis and Western Development Champika Ranawaka. On Jun 2, Iswaran will travel to Trincomalee where he will visit Singapore subsidiary Prima Ceylon Flour Mill Complex, the largest integrated flour milling complex in Sri Lanka. He will also call on Chief Minister of the Eastern Province Ahamed Nazeer.A business delegation of 28 Singapore companies, led by International Enterprise (IE) Singapore and the Singapore Business Federation (SBF), will also be in Colombo to explore business opportunities there.
Hopes that business partners would bring UN new funding mostly unfulfilled –Hopes that business partners would bring UN new funding mostly unfulfilled –
October 6, 2019October 6, 2019
Early hopes that private sector partnerships would bring new funding to the United Nations have largely gone unfulfilled, but business relationships have brought new networks, experiences and skills from which the organization has benefited, such as harnessing markets for development, according to a new report from Secretary-General Kofi Annan.The UN has been interested in partnerships that help promote vital issues on the global agenda, develop shared standards, such as ethical behaviour norms, and coordinate resources and expertise, such as providing access to producer networks and incentives for investment, it says.With regard to advocacy partnerships with the private sector, the report gives, as one example among many, a public health marketing campaign in 2001 by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Bank, along with the newly launched Global Public-Private Partnership for Handwashing with Soap. Along with Government channels, it used private sector marketing know-how in choosing mass media, and devising programmes of direct consumer contact.In another instance, the UN International Labour Organization (ILO) launched the West Africa Cocoa and Commercial Agriculture programme, supported by the cocoa and chocolate industries. It reduced the use of child labour in West African cocoa production by convincing families and communities to send the children to school in such producer countries as Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea and Nigeria. The report notes that in 2004, 20 major financial institutions, with combined managed assets of more than $6 trillion, produced the “Who Cares Wins” report, under the supervision of the Global Compact of corporations, one of Mr. Annan’s initiatives, and with the support of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Conference Board. “Who Cares Wins” aims to develop guidelines and recommendations on how better to integrate environmental and social and corporate governance issues into asset management, securities brokerage services and associated research functions.Among the concrete steps the United Nations system should take to improve the environment for its partnerships with the private sector are increasing capacity in UN country offices; promoting the training of staff at all levels; streamlining UN guidelines for partnerships and fostering transparency through improved learning and best practice exchanges, it says.Partnerships have an increasingly important role in complementing conventional international cooperation, the report says.
Council spends £12000 on promenade signs telling cyclists to slow downCouncil spends £12000 on promenade signs telling cyclists to slow down
September 25, 2019September 25, 2019
The promenade is used both by cyclists and pedestriansCredit:Roger Arbon/BNPS Cycling campaigners accused Bournemouth Borough Council of ‘vilifying’ riders but Chris Saunders, Bournemouth and Poole Tourism’s head of operations, defended the move.He said: “These are vehicle-activated speed signs, exactly the same as you see by the roadside around the country.”Cycling along the promenade is a pleasure that many residents and visitors enjoy and the council actively promote as a safe route to commute and keep fit.”The interactive signs are designed to encourage cyclists and delivery vehicles to slow down and help ensure the promenade is safe for all to use.”Ann Gerrard, chairman of the Bournemouth Beach Hut Association, said: “People do abuse it even though there are signs up informing cyclists of the speed limit.”They just absolutely fly by on some parts of the prom.”We have tried to stop people and tell them the speed limit but we just get a lot of verbal abuse.”Sam Jones, from Cycling UK, said the money should have been spent on targeting other issues of anti-social behaviour.He said: “We always encourage people to go carefully and considerately, and people shouldn’t be using the promenade as a cycle motorway – it is a shared space.”But £12,000 for four signs does seem a bit excessive, maybe the money would be better spent addressing the few troublemakers, rather than vilifying all cyclists.” Four flashing speed signs costing thousands of pounds have been erected along a busy beach promenade to reduce the number of clashes between cyclists and pedestrians.The vehicle-activated signs flash up the speed limit of 10mph to warn offending riders they are going too fast.The four digital devices cost £3,000 each and have been placed along the seven-mile prom at Bournemouth, Dorset.Three of them have been paid for by the local council while the fourth has been funded by beach hut owners fed up with cyclists ‘flying’ past their cabins.The prom is hugely popular with pedestrians and cyclists alike and there are regular collisions and near misses.Last year a 72-year-old grandmother was left badly hurt after she was mown down by a cyclist doing 20mph. Two months later a boy of five was left with cuts and bruises after being hit by a cyclist going too fast.The new signs are on top of existing signage informing cyclists of the 10mph speed limit and the fact pedestrians have the right of way. As well as the speed limit, the prom is also subject to a bylaw that bans cycling in July and August between 10am and 6pm, when the beach can attract 100,000 daily visitors. 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.
September 25, 2019September 25, 2019
A business Manager was on Thursday night held up and robbed of his valuables in a bar at Friendship, Public Road, East Bank Demerara (EBD).Ray Samaroo, 24, of Lot 36 New Hope, East Coast Demerara (ECD) was reportedly drinking at a bar at around 21:00hrs when the incident occurred.This publication understands that Samaroo along with a friend, were seated at a table drinking at the Somra Mangra Liquor Shop which is located on the Western side of Friendship when they were approached by the lone gunman.The man who had a cap pulled down on his face reportedly whipped out a nickel handgun and threatened to shoot everyone in the shop if the victim did not give him “everything you got!”This publication was told that Samaroo took off a gold chain that he was wearing valued some $70,000 and handed it over to the perpetrator.The bandit however grabbed his wallet containing his ID card, Scotia Bank card, driver’s licence and $20,000 from the table before making good his escape on a motorcycle.The matter was reported to the Police who are currently investigating. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGunmen, one dressed as a Police, attempt to rob WBD grocery shopDecember 22, 2017In “Crime”Two attacked, carjacked in separate armed robberiesDecember 16, 2017In “Crime”Breaking: Mayor Chase-Green’s son shot, robbed by lone gunmanMarch 11, 2017In “Crime”
September 22, 2019September 22, 2019
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Half a million euro worth of cannabis seized as gardaí target drugsHalf a million euro worth of cannabis seized as gardaí target drugs
September 22, 2019September 22, 2019
OVER HALF A million euro worth of drugs has been seized at a house in west Dublin, following a garda operation yesterday evening.Gardaí from Kevin Street Drug Unit, supported by officers from the local area, carried out a planned search of the house on Sundrive Road, Dublin 12.Cannabis herb with an estimated street value of around €570,000 was seized.“Other items associated with the supply of drugs were also recovered,” according to gardaí.No arrests have been made.The raid, carried out as part of an intelligence-led operation, was aimed at dismantling a criminal network operating in the area.Read: Missing Irish surfer Stuart Butler has still not been found
Lichtsteiner hopes that he will provide the experience neededLichtsteiner hopes that he will provide the experience needed
September 18, 2019September 18, 2019
Stephan Lichtsteiner left Juventus after his contract had ended and he decided to join Arsenal as a free agent – and he believes that he will help to transform the club by using his experiences.The Swiss full-back admitted that it will be strange not to play in the Champions League as the Gunners qualified just to the Europa League but he hopes that he will help to start up a new project there.The former Juventus player spoke about his expectations as he said, according to premierleague.com:Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“I think it’s hard to see a club like Arsenal not playing in the Champions League. If you see the players if you see the club, the stadium… it’s the project, the big opportunity to get back to the highest level.”“It’s a little bit of the same project that I did seven years ago with Juventus. Juventus also, for two times, didn’t qualify for the Champions League.”“I hope I can bring a lot of experience, a lot of mentality and together, with my team, come back to the highest level.”
September 15, 2019September 15, 2019
(WSVN) – The “Guardians of the Galaxy” have super strength, mental powers and high tech weapons.But they also have another power — the ability to make people laugh.Deco talked to the stars about saving the galaxy.Working with each other and Chris Pratt’s sexy wardrobe.Chris Pratt (as Peter Quill): “That’s how eyesight works you stupid racoon.”Bradley Cooper (as Rocket): “Don’t call me a raccoon!”Chris Pratt (as Peter Quill): “I’m sorry… trash panda.” Along with a few epic space battles, “Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2” brings the laughs.Director James Gunn says it was all part of his master plan.James Gunn: “I think at the heart of character comes emotion and that’s the most important part of story and if you have character you care about they end up being a lot funnier.”Elizabeth Debicki (as Ayesha): “Sexual love for her.Chris Pratt (as Peter Quill): “No, no I don’t.”Dave Bautista (as Drax the Destroyer): “She just revealed your deepest secret! You must be so embarrased!”Dave Bautista plays Drax the Destroyer — who has a rather unique sense of humor. Dave Bautista: “Is usually how I gauge it ’cause I can hear him laughing off set and he will laugh out loud but once we did the first read I realized how funny it was.”Kurt Russell and Chris Pratt play father and son in the film,and their deep mutual respect continued long after the cameras stopped rolling.Kurt Russell: “It’s a shame to watch someone who has some talent just piss it away because he’s just such an enormous ass.”Chris Pratt: “It’s great working with Kurt. I’ve learned a lot working with Kurt.”Chris Pratt (as Peter Quill): “And who the hell are you?Kurt Russell: “I figured my rugged good looks would make that obvious.”Kurt Russell: “There’s nothing I could ever say to him, I could never get through to him.” Chris Pratt: “Lynn and Shireen thank you for noticing that my pants were a little tighter, that was intentional.”Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Chris Pratt: “The guy’s an icon and he’s a really fabulous actor.”Kurt Russell: “He’s on his own little thing and he’s going to find out it’s going to end.”Chris knows Kurt’s just joking around — but there’s one topic we had to ask about.Chris’ uber tight space-pants.We couldn’t help but notice, they’re a little tighter than in the *first* guardians.Chris Pratt: “Our costume designer was a different one than the last time around and I think the pants were a little tighter than the last time around.”Chris says they switched from leather to a spandex blend — to make stunts easier. I’m sure fans will approve.
September 14, 2019September 14, 2019
According to Alaska State Troopers, due to weather in the area the search was hampered, however RCC and Coast Guard Helicopters were able to locate a plane crash and confirmed the sole occupant was deceased. The Coast Guard’s 17th District Command Center said the center was alerted to “an overdue aircraft in the Portage Glacier area” at 3:38 p.m., Saturday. The wreckage of an overdue aircraft has been located in the Portage Glacier area, there are no confirmed survivors. Original Story – Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Update – During the morning hours of May 13, DPS Helo 3 and AMRG responded to the crash site and successfully recovered the remains of the pilot. The remains have been released to the State Medical Examiner’s Office and next of kin has been notified. Positive identification of the pilot has not been confirmed. The Piper Cherokee- Airplane was inbound for Valdez. According to reports the overdue plane was located by search crews around 9:30 p.m, Saturday. AST Helo and members of the Alaska Mountain Rescue Group are currently working to gain access to the crash site and recover the pilot.
Craigslist will add 5 fee for privateparty car listings on April 15Craigslist will add 5 fee for privateparty car listings on April 15
September 10, 2019September 10, 2019
Enlarge ImageIf you’re really against paying the $5 listing fee, there’s always Facebook Marketplace, but that tends to be just as much of a cesspool as Craigslist. Tomasz Zajda/EyeEm/Getty Images Craigslist has long been the bastion of simple used-car advertisements. The lack of a listing fee meant everybody was free to post their car for sale, and a quick browse of any local Craigslist market shows there are plenty of cars for sale. However, on April 15, you might end up seeing fewer for-sale posts on the site.Starting April 15, Craigslist will require a $5 listing fee per advertisement for cars and trucks sold through the site. The listings are still free at the moment, but if you go to Craigslist to post your car for sale, you’ll be greeted with a warning that the fee kicks in on tax day. Craigslist did not immediately return a request for comment, but in all likelihood, Craigslist found an opportunity where it could make a little bit of money without alienating too many sellers. It doesn’t take long browsing Craigslist before you realize that more than a few car advertisements might be spam, so this could be an opportunity to remove some spam from Craiglist’s numerous vehicle listings.As Road & Track noted in its report, the fee will only come as a surprise to individuals hoping to sell their cars on the site. Dealers already have to pay a fee, so this just brings parity to the hoi polloi. Thankfully, since it’s just five bucks, it shouldn’t eat too far into the profits of most Craigslist private-car sales. And if it does, perhaps the car should have been listed for more than $5 in the first place — heck, even the junkyard will usually give you more than a Lincoln for your beater with a heater.(Hat tip to Road & Track!) 2019 Honda Ridgeline: The commuter’s pickup truck 26 Photos 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. Tags 71 Photos 26 Photos 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. 0 The best new and used cars for teens, according to US News 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value Car Culture,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. 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. 69 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. 2019 Acura MDX adds new features and an A-Spec model 2019 Jeep Cherokee can handle the rough stuff Comments 2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison: A tougher off-roader 10 Photos 2019 Honda Pilot Elite: A smoother, tech-rich crossover SUV 2019 Honda Passport: A well-rounded midsize offering Tags 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 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport loves to hustle 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. Chevrolet CorvetteMoving up from the 10th-place slot last year is the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette. While we’ve all been ogling the new mid-engine Corvette, it’s easy to forget what a performance bargain the current-generation ‘Vette is. From the base trim to the Grand Sport to the bonkers ZR1, the Corvette is an American icon.My preference is for the Grand Sport, which strikes a perfect balance between everyday drivability and canyon-carving performance. The 6.2-liter V8 puts out 460 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque. You can get it with a seven-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission, but the kicker is the borrowed chassis and aero parts from the beefier Z06. Like I said, perfect balance. The Corvette is made in Bowling Green, Kentucky. 2019 Honda Odyssey offers plenty of room and features for families Post a comment More From Roadshow 81 Photos 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous 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. Share your voice 52 Photos General Motors Chevrolet Honda Jeep Acura 49 Photos 12 Photos 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 18 Photos 2019 Honda Ridgeline review: Light duty, heavy punch More From Roadshow 2019 GMC Canyon: A fancier Colorado 2019 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison: An off-road animal 2019 GMC Sierra Denali review: So close to greatness Share your voice 3 68 Photos Jeep CherokeeKeeping its top-of-the-list placement, the Jeep Cherokee is 2019’s most American-made car. Refreshed for 2019, the compact crossover now features more tech, better cargo space and a slightly tweaked look. It’s available in no fewer the nine trims, including the off-road specific Trailhawk and a fancy-pants Trailhawk Elite.For 2019, the Cherokee gets a new 2.0-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine with 270 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, though naturally aspirated I4 and V6 choices are also available. Regardless of engine, a nine-speed automatic transmission gets the power to the pavement — or dirt as the case may be. The Cherokee is made in Belvidere, Illinois. Car Industry 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better
September 9, 2019September 9, 2019
Michael Brubaker (left), discusses climate change’s effects on public health with Lori Townsend (middle) and Zachariah Hughes (right). (Photo by Josh Edge, APRN – Anchorage)A series of reports that seek to define the potential changes to public health in rural Alaska communities based on the impacts of Alaska’s rapidly changing climate. But, why are the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium and the North Slope Borough looking at the issue through the lens of climate change?Download AudioHOST: Lori TownsendGUESTS:Michael Brubaker, director, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium’s division of Community Health ServicesZachariah Hughes, reporter, KSKA 91.1FMKSKA (FM 91.1) BROADCAST: Friday, October 17 at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 18 at 6:00 p.m.Alaska Public Television BROADCAST: Friday, October 17 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, October 18 at 4:30 PM.
Chilkoot Tribe celebrates lands into trust victoryChilkoot Tribe celebrates lands into trust victory
September 9, 2019September 9, 2019
A Haines tribe is calling a recent decision by a U.S. Court of Appeals a ‘historic victory.’ The Chilkoot Indian Association was among five plaintiffs in a lawsuit challenging what is known as the ‘Alaska exception’ – which prohibited Alaska tribes from placing their lands into federal trust. After years of litigation, including an appeal from the state, the federal court sided with the tribes. Alaska tribes can now petition for sovereignty over their lands.Listen nowHarriet Brouillette is tribal administrator for the Chilkoot Indian Association. (Photo by Emily Files, KHNS – Haines)“It’s a historic decision and our name is on that lawsuit. And that means a lot and I think our people should be very proud of that fact,” said Harriet Brouillette, the tribal administrator for the Chilkoot Indian Association.She said the tribe got involved in the case because there was inequality between the rights of tribes in Alaska and the rest of the United States.“We weren’t being treated equally so this is, the Chilkoot Indian Association played a historical part in ensuring that all tribes are treated equally,” Brouillette said.In the 1930s, the Indian Reorganization Act was put into place, which allowed the U.S. Secretary of the Interior to acquire trust lands. Placing land into trust gives it permanent protection for a tribe’s exclusive use. Reservations are an example of this. But the 49th State was excluded from that right because of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, which distributed land to Alaska Native people and created Native corporations.About 10 years ago, Akiachak, Tuluksak, Chalkyitsik, the Chilkoot Indian Association, and a Barrow individual filed suit. They said the ‘Alaska exception’ violated the Indian Reorganization Act’s anti-discrimination provision by treating Native tribes differently. The district court agreed and struck down the Alaska exception. But the process was put on hold by an appeal from the State of Alaska.Gov. Bill Walker took an unprecedented step and visited the tribes involved in the suit last year, while he tried to decide whether his administration should continue that appeal.“I like decisions made as close to home as possible, decisions being made in Washington D.C. about land use in Alaska — right now 62 percent of our land is in federal control, so adding to that, I’m concerned about that,” Walker said in a speech last August.Walker ended up continuing the appeal. But early this month, the court dismissed it. Now, tribes can move forward with petitioning for federal trust status.“What this will do is give us some sovereign authority over our own land so that we can make decisions just like any other tribe in the Lower 48 does about how we use our land,” Brouillette said. “And like any other sovereign nation we won’t have to ask permission of anybody but ourselves.”Brouillette said the tribe applied years ago to put land including the Chilkoot Estates subdivision and other small parcels into trust. But she said the Chilkoot Tribe is different than the other plaintiffs in the lawsuit in that it doesn’t have much land.“What was once our land is now a checkerboard of various ownerships that have nothing to do with the tribe,” Brouillette said.Brouillette said the court decision is a rare positive event after many losses for the tribe.“If you look at Main Street, the section from the where the borough office is down past where the Aspen Hotel is, that was all once a village,” Brouillette said. “And we have tribal members who still remember it being a village and remember visiting family there. And now we see a brewery there and a chain hotel, and that’s kind of disheartening. And now [there is] a big argument about what’s going to happen about that last little parcel and so I sit here in my office thinking ‘gosh, that was our village.’”Brouillette said the status they hope to gain for their remaining property would give the tribe authority over taxes and could allow for economic development opportunities.Because the Chilkoot Indian Association’s land is limited, she said the land into trust decision’s symbolic importance may outweigh the practical changes the future holds.
ATTs Ellation Launches Studios in Burbank and Tokyo to Produce Crunchyroll OriginalsATTs Ellation Launches Studios in Burbank and Tokyo to Produce Crunchyroll Originals
September 1, 2019September 1, 2019
Peter Chernin’s Chernin Media Group acquired a majority stake in Crunchyroll in 2013, and subsequently contributed it to Otter Media, the company’s joint venture with AT&T. Otter’s owners bought out Crunchyroll’s remaining owners in early 2018, and AT&T acquired the Chernin Group’s stake in Otter Media earlier this month, effectively making the telco the sole owner of Crunchyroll and Ellation. Ellation, AT&T’s subsidiary for online video subscription services, is expanding into the original content space: The company has launched two studios in Burbank and Tokyo to produce shows for its Crunchyroll anime subscription service as well as its VRV video subscription bundle.The newly-created Ellation Studios unit is being led by Margaret Dean, who until recently was the general manager of Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, the studio behind such animation hits like “Robot Chicken” and “Buddy Thunderstruck.” The first original production to come out of Ellation Studios is “High Guardian Spice” (pictured above), which will premiere on Crunchyroll in 2019.The company has had some of its upcoming original projects in development for more than a year, said Crunchyroll founder and general manager Kun Gao during a recent conversation with Variety in the company’s San Francisco headquarter office. He said that the move into originals was very much a continuation of Crunchyroll’s existing business. “We’ve been thinking about doing originals for quite some time.”Crunchyroll began as a website for so-called fansubs — pirated versions of the latest anime shows from Japan that have been subtitled by fans — all the way back in 2006. Soon after, the company began to strike licensing agreements with Japanese broadcaster, and stream their shows outside of their home country. More recently, Crunchyroll also started to co-produce Japanese anime productions, to the tune of over 50 shows to date. “We are already the biggest co-producers of anime content globally,” Gao said. To date, Crunchyroll has paid Japanese rights holders more than $100 million. The company now has over 1 million paying subscribers, and over 40 million registered users.But while Japanese anime has turned Crunchyroll into a niche streaming success story, it has also limited the type of stories shown on the service. “Anime continues to be a domestic product for Japan,” Gao said. Japanese animators produce their shows first and foremost for Japanese audiences, addressing Japanese sensibilities.At the same time, Gao and his team started to notice a growing group of fans on its service who were honing their own animation skills. “We are seeing creators who grew up on our platform,” he said. Now, the company wants to give some of those new voices a forum by producing their shows for a worldwide audience. Said Gao: “Their perspective is a more global perspective.” “High Guardian Spice” concept art.“High Guardian Spice,” a show about four girls who are honing their sorcery skills at High Guardian Academy, is being created by Raye Rodriguez, who previously was a character designer on Amazon’s “Danger&Eggs!” The shows supervising director is Audu Paden, director of the “Animaniacs.”“The art style of ‘High Guardian Spice’ combines anime influence with an untold story and unique perspective,” sad Dean. “Raye’s team has been inspiring to work with, and we’re can’t wait for fans to see what we have in store for them.”Ellation and Crunchyroll aren’t the only ones investing in anime originals. Netflix in particular has invested in content both from Japan as well as other markets, including the recently-announced Mexican anime “Seis Manos.” Gao said that Netflix’s engagement in this space was positive for the medium, but also argued that Crunchyroll would be able to better serve anime fans due to its singular focus. “We are not trying to be something for everyone,” he said. “Crunchyroll is trying to be everything to someone.” CREDIT: Courtesy of Ellation Studios Popular on Variety ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15