VW recalls 28000 CC and Tiguan vehicles for inadvertent airbag deployment

first_img More From Roadshow 2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison: A tougher off-roader Share your voice 26 Photos 2019 Toyota Prius AWD-e review: A thrifty hybrid with more grip Post a comment 0 Enlarge ImageIf your airbag light comes on, call your dealer whether you have a recall or not. That’s not a system you want acting up. Volkswagen There are a whole lot of components involved in a car’s airbag system, and in a worst-case scenario, a faulty part might prevent an airbag from deploying or allow it to inflate at an incorrect time. That’s the reason for Volkswagen’s latest recall.Volkswagen has issued a recall for 27,822 examples of the 2015-2016 Tiguan and 2015-2016 CC. The Tiguans were built between March 12, 2015, and Dec. 19, 2015, while the CCs in this recall carry build dates between May 6, 2015 and Dec. 17, 2015. Their VINs are not sequential.The issue comes from the airbag control module, which in simple terms tells the airbag what to do and when. A faulty capacitor in this module can cause the airbag system to act incorrectly. Specifically, it might cause the airbags to deactivate, but it could also deploy the airbags,r the seatbelt pretensioners or both at an improper time. This can greatly increase the risk of injury, whether a crash is involved or not. The airbag warning light may illuminate, which will at least let the owner know something is amiss.Volkswagen first received information from a single field case in late 2017. In 2018, the automaker received a second case from the field, and supplier ZF/TRW found that something was amiss. A third case was reported in late 2018, and after working further with ZF/TRW, Volkswagen decided the defect was worth a recall.The remedy is a little more complex than usual. Upon receiving recalled vehicles at the dealership, technicians will flash the cars with a software update that is able to detect an increase in resistance within the module, which is what happens when the faulty capacitor in the module fails. If that increased resistance is found, technicians will replace the airbag control module. Volkswagen should be sending owners notifications via first-class mail by mid-September. 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. Recalls Volkswagen 2019 Acura RDX A-Spec: Sharp handling, sharper looks 2019 GMC Sierra Denali review: So close to greatness Tags 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 Honda Pilot Elite: A smoother, tech-rich crossover SUV 10 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. 2019 Honda Ridgeline review: Light duty, heavy punch 18 Photos Chevrolet CorvetteMoving up from the 10th-place slot last year is the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette. While we’ve all been ogling the new mid-engine Corvette, it’s easy to forget what a performance bargain the current-generation ‘Vette is. From the base trim to the Grand Sport to the bonkers ZR1, the Corvette is an American icon.My preference is for the Grand Sport, which strikes a perfect balance between everyday drivability and canyon-carving performance. The 6.2-liter V8 puts out 460 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque. You can get it with a seven-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission, but the kicker is the borrowed chassis and aero parts from the beefier Z06. Like I said, perfect balance. The Corvette is made in Bowling Green, Kentucky. 2019 GMC Canyon: A fancier Colorado 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.  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. 2019 Honda Odyssey offers plenty of room and features for families 2019 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison: An off-road animal 2019 Jeep Cherokee can handle the rough stuff 81 Photos 2019 Honda Passport: A well-rounded midsize offeringcenter_img 8 Photos Car Industry Crossovers Sedans 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better 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. More From Roadshow 71 Photos 68 Photos Volkswagen’s long-serving Tiguan to soldier on beside new generation Volkswagen,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. 69 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. 12 Photos GMC CanyonIf you’re looking for a slightly fancier version of the Colorado that’s more focused on luxe than dirt, check out the GMC Canyon. The top Denali trim gets standard heated and ventilated front seats as well as a heated steering wheel. Maximum payload capability is 1,665 pounds while max towing is a fairly healthy 7,600 pounds.The Canyon is available with the same 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, 3.6-liter V6 or 2.8-liter diesel as the Chevrolet Colorado. It’s also built in Wentzville, Missouri. 2019 Acura MDX adds new features and an A-Spec model 49 Photos Tags 0 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport loves to hustle 2019 Honda Ridgeline: The commuter’s pickup truck 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. Share your voice 52 Photos Post a comment 2020 Mercedes-AMG GT R Pro first drive: Extreme yet surprisingly approachable Car Industry General Motors Chevrolet Honda Jeep Acuralast_img read more

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Alaska News Nightly November 28 2014

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 alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprnDownload AudioEPA Regs Hit Fishing Industry, Unless Congress Meets DeadlineLiz Ruskin, APRN-WashingtonFederal lawmakers return to Washington next week for the final days of the 113th Congress.  They have to pass a budget or a “continuing resolution” by December 11th to avoid a government shutdown. Alaska’s fishing industry is watching another deadline approach: Dec. 18th. On that date tough new EPA regulations apply to commercial fishing boats, unless Congress intervenes.Parnell To Continue Working On IssuesAnnie Feidt, APRN-AnchorageGovernor Sean Parnell has just a few more days on the job. Parnell has been Alaska’s governor a little over five years. He was sworn into office on July 26, 2009, after Sarah Palin resigned earlier that month. Parnell says he doesn’t know what’s next for him, but he expects to keep working on the issues his administration prioritizedWalker To Be Sworn In MondayJeremy Hsieh/KTOOGov.-elect Bill Walker and Lt. Gov.-elect Byron Mallott will be sworn into office Monday at Juneau’s Centennial Hall. The public inauguration ceremony begins at 11:30 a.m. and is expected to last about an hour.Juneau Coming Closer to Providing Housing for HomelessCasey Kelly, KTOO – JuneauJuneau is getting closer to becoming the third community in Alaska with a Housing First project to provide the chronically homeless with housing. Organizers told the Juneau Assembly on Monday that the project is moving from the concept stage to the design stage.North Pole Looking at Increasing Sales TaxesTim Ellis, KUAC – FairbanksThe North Pole City Council is looking at increased sales taxes. Mayor Bryce Ward has proposed the hikes to cover an anticipated $180,000 revenue shortfall. The public turned out in opposition to the tax increases at a City Council meeting Monday night. But the council plans to reconsider the mayor’s proposal next week.Warm Temps Mean More Salt on RoadsDan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksWarmer than normal temperatures this fall are allowing expanded use salt to combat icy roads in Fairbanks.  Salt is more effective in some conditions and less expensive.Alaskan Writers Push To Finish A Novel In A Month Anne Hillman, KSKA – AnchorageNearly 500 Alaskans are trying to write an entire novel this month. They’re participating in November National Novel Writing Month, a worldwide movement aimed at getting people writing. KSKA’s Anne Hillman spoke to some of the writers gathered at Anchorage’s Loussac Public Library.AK: Amazon in the ArcticZach Hughes, KSKA – AnchorageBlack Friday kicks off the rush of holiday shopping, and its also given rise to a fraternal twin of sorts, Cyber Monday. But there’s one place you might not expect online retail to be turning into a fact of life: Bush Alaska. High freight costs have long been a fact of life in communities off the road system, but in the last few years eCommerce sites have started treating rural areas as a potential market.300 Villages:  NunapitchukAshley Snyder, APRN InternThis week, we’re heading to Nunapitchuk, a city of about 450 people near Bethel. Frank Sume works for the Planning and Zoning office in the city of Nunapitchuk.last_img read more

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Pakistan will not dare attempt Kargillike infiltration in

first_imgNew Delhi: Pakistan will not dare to attempt to infiltrate India like it did in Kargil in 1999 because it has “seen the consequences”, Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat said on Friday and asserted that the armed forces are keeping a tight watch in border areas. He was speaking to reporters on the sidelines of an event to commemorate 20 years of Operation Vijay, India’s limited war against Pakistan in Kargil. Also Read – National Herald case: Officer bearers of Congress were cheats, Subramanian Swamy tells court Advertise With Us “There is no such area that we have left unguarded. Our surveillance team is keeping a tight watch and regularly patrolling the areas,” Rawat said in response to a question on whether Pakistan can attempt a Kargil-like infiltration. “We don’t think Pakistan will attempt something like that (as during Kargil) because they have seen the consequences… I can clearly say, in coming days and years, Pakistan will not dare to attempt any infiltration,” the Army chief told reporters at the event held at the Manekshaw Centre in Delhi Cantonment. Also Read – Dehydrated elephant being given treatment Advertise With Us He also released a video of a special tribute song, penned by Bollywood lyricist Sameer, dedicated to Kargil heroes. The video features Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan, actor Salman Khan, Vicky Kaushal of ‘Uri’ fame, and a host of other film celebrities. “Today, we are here to celebrate 20 years of Kargil and Operation Vijay and the Northern Command, as well as the 14 Corps, have kick-started the celebrations to be held over the next few weeks,” Rawat told reporters. Advertise With Us Operation Vijay was India’s limited war against Pakistan in Kargil in 1999. “It is an ode to those officers who guided the soldiers to victory at icy heights of Kargil, as rightly depicted in the theme song (video). It was very touching and moving moment for all of us. Let us all celebrate and rejoice the 20 years of the victory,” he said. Sameer said the song was very special to him, adding, “before penning the song, I went to Leh, Ladakh and Kargil to feel the emotions running through my senses”. GOC-in-C Northern Command Lt Gen Singh, in his address during the event, said Kargil victory celebrations is a “national festival”. “The 20th year celebrations mark the gallantry of the soldiers who participated in Op Vijay, and how the Indian army stood tall, and evicted enemies from Pakistan perched on top of jagged hills. It is also a saga of sacrifices and valour of our soldiers,” he said. “On behalf of all ranks of the Northern Command, let me assure that should there be any contingency that may come up in the command theatre, we will continue with the same resolve to deliver the military objectives set for us,” Singh said. A number of events have been planned by the Army in Delhi and Drass in Jammu and Kashmir this month to mark the 20th anniversary of the ‘Kargil Vijay Diwas’. The main anniversary celebrations for this year will be spread over three days from July 25-27. “Year 2019 marks the 20th anniversary of victory in ‘Operation Vijay’, popularly known as the ‘Kargil War’. The Kargil War is a saga of strong political, military and diplomatic actions. The nation shall be celebrating the 20th anniversary of victory this year in Kargil War with pride, honour and inspiration,” the Army had earlier said.last_img read more

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The Flash Season 5 Episode 18 Recap An Excessive Origin

first_imgStay on target We knew we were going to hear this story eventually. How did XS discover her powers anyway? And how did she start relying on Thawne to teach her how to use them and hopefully save her father? Well, tonight’s episode answers all those questions and none of the ones we really want to know. Like, for example, what Thawne’s getting out of all this. He must have some kind of ulterior motive, but we’ll hear about that sometime in the coming weeks, probably. For now, this future origin story needs a frame. You’ll remember last week when Sherloque outed XS’s whole deal. Now she’s in prison and Team Flash is figuring out what to do. To discern why she started working with Thawne in the first place, they read through her diary. Man, even superhero parents are the lamest.So most of the episode takes place in the future as Nora’s parents read the events that led up to her trip into the past. She, just like her dad, was working as a CSI for the CCPD. Her specialty: Tracking down metahumans. It’s fun to see what her “normal” life in the future is like. Just like her dad, she’s always late and a bit socially awkward. She has a good friend with whom she works in her lab. She also has an obsession with speedsters and The Flash museum for reasons she’s not entirely clear on. While investigating the latest in a string of odd chemical truck robberies, she finds evidence that the culprit is a speedster. Her friend doesn’t believe her, pointing out her own Barry Allen-style murder obsession board of speedsters. Soon, video evidence of white lightning proves that Nora isn’t so crazy.Jessica Parker Kennedy as Nora (Photo Credit: Katie Yu/The CW)Conveniently, the mysterious speedster happens to rob the crime lab right as Nora and her partner are ending their visit. Nora tries to stop him, but takes a full blast of lightning the the chest. Her friend runs to help, and gets a burn on her hand when she touches her. And that’s how Nora gets her powers… sort of. See, during her examination, the hospital finds a strange piece of metal lodged in Nora’s shoulder and pulls it out. HMMM I WONDER WHAT THAT COULD BE? The show treats it like a big mystery, but we already know the answer. It doesn’t even work as a generator for suspense. We’re not waiting for a bang, or wondering what’s going to happen when she finds out what it is. We already know the answer, we saw the consequences play out back when the season started.It’s a problem that plagues a lot of flashback episodes, apparently even when they take place in the future. It’s filling in the blanks, but largely it’s addressing questions we already know the answers to. Don’t get me wrong, it is fun to watch Nora learn to use her speed and catch her first bad guy. But I thought this would be the episode that told us why Thawne is helping her. What he’s trying to cause or prevent. We don’t get that. The episode, it seems, wants us to believe it’s because he feels sorry for Nora. Or that she reminds him of the year he spent training Barry to become The Flash. Maybe that he just wants to feel that way again before his pending execution.Jessica Parker Kennedy as Nora, Candice Patton as Iris West – Allen, Grant Gustin as Barry Allen, Hartley Sawyer as Dibney, Carlos Valdes as Cisco Ramon, Danielle Panabaker as Caitlin Snow, Danielle Nicolet as Cecile Horton and Jesse L. Martin as Detective Joe West (Photo Credit: The CW)Who knows, maybe he is repenting here? Trying to make up for at least one of his crimes before he’s put to death for them. After all, he decides to help only after the evil speedster Godspeed kills her partner. Afterwards, she puts together that Godspeed isn’t a natural speedster. He’s synthesizing a drug that makes him that way. Now, he’s trying to make a version that doesn’t wear off after a while. Just like the inevitable fallout between Nora and Iris, it’s hard to care about this flashback/forward’s villain of the week. Unlike other VOTW-focused episodes, it can’t even pretend to have the smallest bearing on the overall plot. We’ve already seen her later, more spectacular fights. We know this one doesn’t affect anything.Fortunately, it’s a cool-looking fight. The show burned us all out on all the speedster-vs-speedster battles in the first three seasons, but it’s been long enough now to have a minor one. Turns out, they’re still a hell of a lot of fun. Once Thawne starts helping Nora we get another one of those shots of lightning bolts chasing each other through the city. It still looks cool. Sure, we know this battle has no consequences, and that robs it of its stakes. Even so, the quick action and ticking clock nature of how Nora beats him make for a genuinely exciting fight scene. Good thing too. Without the spectacle, this episode would have felt like a waste of time.Tom Cavanagh as Eobard Thawne and Grant Gustin as Barry Allen (Photo Credit: Dean Buscher/The CW)That’s why it’s a bit disappointing to see The Flash kick the can down the road another week. By the end of the episode, Iris has let Nora out of her cell so she can finish the story on her own. This should be the moment when we get some information about what exactly Thawne’s endgame is here. Instead, she finishes the story, learns that Barry Allen was indeed The Flash, and asks Thawne to teach her to go back in time. Everything we already knew. Barry asks to speak to Nora alone,  tells her he can’t trust her, then sends her back to the future, telling her not to come back. We get an after-credits scene where he yells at Thawne and still nothing new is revealed. Kind of a letdown for the first episode back after a month hiatus.At least we get some interesting new information around the edges. This whole season, we’ve been operating under the assumption that this battle with Cicada is when Flash disappears. While it remains true that in Nora’s future, Cicada is the only villain The Flash never caught, that’s not when Barry disappeared. He went missing in The Crisis. That’s what Iris’ future article was actually about. We also learned that a ton of different Flash’s showed up, including Wally West and Jay Garrick. That’s more of a preview for next fall’s big crossover. Man, I already can’t wait for next season. “Crisis on Infinite Earths” is going to be huge.The Flash airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on The CW.Previously on The Flash:The Flash Season 5 Episode 17 RecapThe Flash Season 5 Episode 16 RecapThe Flash Season 5 Episode 15 Recap Top Movies and TV Panels to Keep on Your Radar for SDCC 2019’The Flash’ Season 5 Finale Recap: 2 Big Bads and 1 Pre-Crisis last_img read more

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Lego Movie 2 Video Game Teases The Second Part

first_img Lego Unveils ‘Friends’ 25th Anniversary Central Perk SetThis Tree House Is Lego’s Most Sustainable Set Ever Stay on target Much like the first Lego Movie itself, the first Lego Movie video game was surprisingly dope. The Lego games in general are some of the best and most consistent casual kids games out there, but even compared to its peers the Lego Movie video game stood out. Maybe because the source material was so strong. Maybe because it actually rendered its whole world out of Lego pieces instead of specific assets. Or maybe because it wasn’t tied to one specific #brand. But it was awesome.And hopefully everything continues to be awesome when it comes to Lego Movie video games. Check out this new teaser trailer for The Lego Movie 2 Videogame.The Lego Movie 2 arrive in theaters in just a few days. And presumably what we know about that move will also inform what’s going on in this game. The Lego world of Emmet Brickowski remains a colorful post-apocalypse after the Duplo invasion. Perhaps those bigger, baby-friendly bricks will be incorporated in the construction puzzles? Give us a big open wasteland to explore like Mad Max for kids.The box-art prominently features mini-doll General Sweet Mayhem from the Systar System, a new villain played by Stephanie Beatriz working for Tiffany Haddish’s Queen Watevra Wa-Nabi. We’re also looking forward to more Rex Dangervest, Chris Pratt’s new role that’s basically a pastiche of all previous Chris Pratt roles.And like all Lego video games, we expect The Lego Movie 2 Videogame to be chock full of characters to play as like Masters Builders Lucy, MetalBeard, and Batman. Plus President Business is just too cool a villain to not bring back. WB says these characters and over 100 more can all be smashed together. Hopefully one of them is Ruth Bader Ginsburg.The Lego Movie 2 Videogame releases February 26 on PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. For more on Lego games check out our thoughts on Lego DC Super-Villains and Lego Incredibles and read about the shared history of Lego games and Lego movies.last_img read more

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Google Chrome Finally Ends Autoplay on Background Tabs

first_img Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Register Now » 2 min read August 28, 2015 This story originally appeared on Fortune Magazine Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Chrome will soon roll-out a feature that keeps tabs from autoplaying if they are not in the foreground, according to TechCrunch. And while that means videos will still auto-play when a tab is in the foreground, the innovation saves Chrome users from a cacophony of autoplay advertisements when they open multiple tabs at once.For users who like to play music on a background tab, the change allows the music to play: As long as the user focuses on the tab at some point, the autoplay will continue to run unless the tab is closed.“This means no more “Where’s that sound coming from?” moments when an ad decides to autoplay in a tab you’ve specifically opened in the background,” writes François Beaufort, Google’s Chromium evangelist, in a Google+ announcement.In the wake of the shooting of two journalists, Alison Parker and Adam Ward, in Roanoke, Virginia, many people on Twitter and Facebook have called for an end to autoplay. The shooter had uploaded a video of the murders to his Twitter feed, and because of autoplay, people viewing the feed were involuntarily subjected to the video. This Chrome update is not an answer to those requests–even with this change, those videos would have still autoplayed if they were in the user’s primary tab.last_img read more

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first_img News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more August 19, 2011 — Agfa HealthCare announced it would showcase its direct radiography (DR) solutions at AHRA 2011, the annual meeting for the Association for Medical Imaging Management. The event was held Aug. 14-17, in Grapevine, Texas.The company’s comprehensive DX-D portfolio includes fully automated, integrated digital X-ray rooms, mobile DR units and basic, affordable DR solutions.DX-D 100: The DX-D 100 is a compact, fully motorized mobile DR X-ray unit. It is equipped with high X-ray generator power (up to 50 kW effective power) for enhanced imaging of dense areas. The high generator power offers shorter exposure times and sharper images, especially in abdominal and spinal exams and X-rays of bariatric patients. The system is operated from a 17-inch touch screen. Separate battery packs for driving and imaging can handle heavy workloads when needed. Furthermore, the unit can perform X-ray exams during charging.MUSICA2 image processing software: Inherent to each Agfa HealthCare DR solution are MUSICA2, the company’s image processing software, and its established NX platform. The MUSICA2 software automatically analyzes the characteristics of each image and optimizes processing parameters independent of user input and dose settings. It is unaffected by the presence of collimation or direct X-ray backgrounds in the image. The software can also improve the overall visibility of clinically relevant structures, in particular making low-contrast details more easily perceptible.For more information: www.agfahealthcare.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more News | August 19, 2011 Agfa Showcases DR Solutions at AHRA 2011 News | Artificial Intelligence | August 08, 2019 Half of Hospital Decision Makers Plan to Invest in AI by 2021 August 8, 2019 — A recent study conducted by Olive AI explores how hospital leaders are responding to the imperative read more Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more Technology | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., announced they have received U.S. Food and Drug… read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. 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Meet the White Houses first transgender staffer

first_imgFreedman-Gurspan recently called for state and federal officials to do more to address a recent wave of trans homicides. “We are at a crisis at this point,” she told Al Jazeera America earlier this month. Noting that there had been 33 trans women killed in the United States over the past two years, she added: “At this point . . . we really would like to see some kind of response from [state and federal] authorities.”Freedman-Gurspan’s previous job was at the National Center for Transgender Equality, where she worked as a policy adviser for the Racial and Economic Justice Initiative. In that role, she also urged the government to release undocumented transgender immigrants who cannot be adequately protected from sexual violence in detention.“To really end the suffering transgender detainees face, the Obama Administration must release transgender detainees for whom being in detention makes them a target of sexual assault and violence,” she said in a June statement.The trans advocacy group announced the White House appointment Tuesday, in a press release containing several statements from the leaders of other LGBT organizations.“We’re celebrating because this is an important milestone for the transgender community, but we’re also thrilled that Raffi Freedman-Gurspan, an incredibly smart, talented, and committed professional, will now be working for the American people,” said Aisha Moodie-Mills, president and chief executive of the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund and Institute.Added Courtney Cuff, president and chief executive of the Gill Foundation: “As the first openly transgender person to work for the White House, Raffi’s appointment is another important step toward ensuring our federal government fully includes the voices and experiences of our communities.”A handful of openly trans individuals have worked in the current administration, but not as a White House staff member. Two of them — Jay Davis at the Environmental Protection Agency and Amanda Simpson, executive director of the U.S. Army Office of Energy Initiatives — participated in a White House video supporting a ban on conversion therapy earlier this year.Other trans administration officials, according to the NCTE, have included Dylan Orr, a former special assistant at the Department of Labor; Chloe Schwenke, senior adviser for LGBT policy and senior adviser to the Bureau on Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance; and Shawn Skelley in the Department of Defense.Obama also appointed trans attorney Shannon Minter to the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships in June.© 2015, The Washington Post Facebook Comments Woot! The White House just appointed its first openly #transgender staffer http://t.co/XxttyhRB0B pic.twitter.com/pMz4CcSh5P— Occupy Wall Street (@OccupyWallStNYC) August 18, 2015 WASHINGTON, D.C. — The White House has appointed its first openly transgender staff member. Raffi Freedman-Gurspan has been hired as an outreach and recruitment director for presidential personnel in the White House Office of Presidential Personnel, LGBT groups and the White House said Tuesday.Freedman-Gurspan “demonstrates the kind of leadership this administration champions,” Valerie Jarrett, senior adviser to President Obama, said in an emailed statement confirming the appointment. “Her commitment to bettering the lives of transgender Americans — particularly transgender people of color and those in poverty — reflects the values of this administration.”In a news release, National Center for Transgender Equality Executive Director Mara Keisling said: “President Obama has long said he wants his administration to look like the American people. I have understood this to include transgender Americans. A transgender person was inevitably going to work in the White House.“That the first transgender appointee is a transgender woman of color is itself significant. And that the first White House transgender appointee is of a friend is inspiring to me and to countless others who have been touched by Raffi’s advocacy.”Watch a video released by the Obama administration that features staffers voicing their support of efforts to ban the use of “conversion therapy” for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender minors:center_img Related posts:Obama: US will make immigration ‘more fair and just’ Obama to request $1 billion from Congress to help Central America After 23 years, the US is dropping its claim that Cuba sponsors terrorism. Here’s what it means. Obama presents plan to close Guantanamo prisonlast_img read more

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myTab travel gift card launches in Australia

first_imgmyTab travel gift card launches in AustraliamyTab, a San Francisco-based online travel gift card has launched in Australia, providing a new way to gift money to friends and family to put towards their holidays.Now you can shout “put it on myTab” and friends and family can add to your myTab account; the perfect gift idea for a birthday, anniversary or even honeymoon.Then you can use all or some of the funds to book flights and accommodation within the myTab site.Once booked, you can socially thank those who have contributed towards your trip, bringing emotion back to e-gift giving.After booking, left over cash can either be used towards another trip, re-gifted to a friend on myTab or donated to one of the website’s featured environmental charities.Since its launch in 2011, myTab has helped travellers save time by eliminating the need to compare prices.myTab customers spend an average 30 minutes from searching to booking as the use of gifted cash makes price much less of an issue.With growth, myTab aims to introduce their Match myCash feature: accumulating the volume of crowd funded customer cash to negotiate exclusive deals with airlines and hotels.myTab is free to sign up and a great way to give, receive and save money for your travels.See how it works below: Source = ETB Travel News: Brittney Levinson Sign up to myTablast_img read more

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UNIGLOBE Goomo partner to boost Indian travel ecosystem

first_imgUNIGLOBE Travel, the world’s largest single-brand travel franchise and Goomo, India’s leading omni-channel travel tech company, have entered into a strategic partnership in a bid to enhance the Indian travel ecosystem. This also marks the first-of-its-kind alliance between a traditional travel agent network and an online platform. Uniglobe Travel South Asia currently has over 60 agency locations across India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka with an annual sales volume of over INR 3500 crores.  The partnership will involve deeper collaboration between the Uniglobe franchisees, whereby customers on the Gooomo platform will be able to find a trusted agent and discuss their offline booking requirements with them. The partnership will serve as an ideal foundation for Uniglobe and Goomo to further expand their omnichannel presence in the booming South Asian travel market and add more diversity to Goomo’s  suite of travel products, which can be availed either online or through a specialist agent.Varun Gupta, CEO, Goomo, cited, “Clients have the right to choose the channel they’re most comfortable with while booking their travel. That’s precisely what our partnership with UNIGLOBE promises – a one-stop shop for our clients to access the best online and offline travel deals and products, so they don’t have to bother looking elsewhere.”“Our association with a dynamic platform like Goomo presents a unique opportunity to target both offline and online consumers through the convenience of an omnichannel platform and the assurance of a knowledgeable travel expert. We are excited about our partnership and the value we could unlock by extending our superior travel management services, that offer unparalleled access to professional advice for extensive trip planning, to Goomo’s online client network,” added Raja Natesan, CEO, UNIGLOBE Travel (South Asia).This exclusive association opens a world of opportunities to the wide network of UNIGLOBE Travel agencies across South Asia as it has the potential to add enormous sales and revenue as well as making it cost-efficient.last_img read more

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first_imgGeneva, Switzerland – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineBentley is offering a vision of the future with a dramatic new Sport Utility Vehicle concept, EXP 9 F, at the Geneva International Salon d’Auto. The Company’s designers and engineers have created a compelling new take on the Grand Touring Bentley – a vehicle that feels equally at home at an opera gala performance, on the sand dunes and the overtaking lane of the autobahn.Unmistakably a Bentley – yet a Bentley like none before it – the EXP 9 F could herald a third Bentley model-line alongside the bespoke Mulsanne and the high performance Continental GT, GTC and Flying Spur.Today a global luxury brand with a network of 160 dealers from Shanghai to Beverly Hills, Bentley has an increasingly diverse customer base spanning every continent. For many customers, a dramatically styled, Bentley all-wheel drive SUV which combines a spacious, versatile cabin and commanding driving position, with Bentley’s hallmark power, performance, advanced technology and hand crafted luxury, would be a natural choice both on and off-road.“We are very excited by the potential of a high performance, ultra-luxury Bentley SUV. We know that many Bentley customers already own SUVs, admiring their style, luxury, performance and versatility. With EXP 9 F, Bentley is making a clear statement of intent that we have both the expertise and desire to meet and exceed their expectations.” Wolfgang Dürheimer, Chairman and Chief Executive, Bentley Motors.BOLD, DYNAMIC, SPORTY DESIGN • Key Bentley styling cues re-interpreted for EXP 9 F with innovative detailing • Sculptured flowing surfaces emphasise power, muscularity and robustnessFrom a designer’s perspective, EXP 9 F was a dream project, the chance to create a completely new type of Bentley. From the very beginning, the design team had a clear vision for the new Bentley SUV, as Dirk van Braeckel, Director of Design, explains: “EXP 9 F had to represent the absolute pinnacle of the sport utility sector, setting a new benchmark for this type of vehicle. The style had to reflect Bentley’s sporting character despite its radically different package and purpose together with sculptured, flowing surfaces in keeping with the Bentley tradition.”A new class of Bentley allowed the styling team to adopt a more progressive design approach. The exterior is a bold, dynamic statement, combining clean, muscular surfaces with signature character lines, while retaining the qualities of luxury and power – a pure Bentley.Key Bentley cues such as the matrix grille, round lamps and the strong power-line and haunch along each flank are reinterpreted for EXP 9 F. The ‘hewn from solid’ design language and innovative detailing, emphasise the robust character of this high-luxury SUV.The designers were inspired not only by the more functional nature of EXP 9 F but by the ‘visible engineering’ of the famous Blower Bentleys. For example, the day-time running lamp apertures also act as the charge cooler air intakes for the twin-turbo W12 engine, each with a dramatic, mesh-covered turbine fan design and ‘rifled’ inner surface finish.The turbine theme continues with the stunning 23-inch alloy wheels, the design of which complements the sculptured coachwork. The multiple spokes are reminiscent of the shape of turbine fan blades while the centrally mounted wheel nut is a visual reference both to Bentley’s Le Mans racers of the 1920s with centre-lock spinner and to the single nut found on the modern-day Speed 8’s high-tech racing alloys.At the rear, the swooping lines of the tailgate avoid utilitarian overtones in favour of a distinctly sporting profile, while the ultra-wide, two-part split tailgate offers a high level of versatility when grand touring. The bold design language of EXP 9 F is complemented by twin exhaust tailpipes with ‘rifled’ inner surfaces, their elliptical shapes echoing those of the rear light clusters.The rear lights are inspired by the forms and details of fighter jet engines, uniquely designed so that they glow from within, spreading their light outwards.INTERIOR – A FUSION OF LUXURY WITH UTILITY • Light, airy, contemporary cabin design with exquisite British ‘sporting’ luxury craft detailing • Contemporary use of touchscreen and tailored interface technologies • Fresh interpretation of traditional handcrafted materials with highly durable surfaces • High degree of practicality including versatile rear cabin layout and full-width, two-piece tailgateBentley is renowned for its fusion of extremes – technology and craftsmanship, luxury and performance – and the interior of EXP 9 F expresses the resolution of apparent opposites in its use of materials, techniques and technology, as Dirk van Braeckel explains: “The challenge for the interior design team was to create a cabin which provides a blend of luxury and utility. The result is a light and airy environment with a commanding view of the road and a versatile layout which showcases Bentley’s craft and design language in an innovative and contemporary way.”Traditional handcrafted elements such as wood, leather and polished metals such as aluminium, bronze and gunmetal are used to create a sense of British luxury, yet the way they are used sets a fresh and contemporary interior ambience. Soft-touch leather contrasts with highly durable surfaces with the concept car design experimenting with the use of saddle leather for the seat backs, top roll and loadspace – while analogue bezels and dials are paired with TFT ‘virtual’ instrumentation.Even the luxurious silk wool floormats are reversible – with one side finished in durable, ribbed saddle leather for use when the driver and passengers are dressed for the great outdoors.The upright dashboard design features a full-width, one-piece wood veneer with a subtly negative surface and instruments with a configurable display. Traditional Bentley ‘bulls eye’ vents have a ‘rifled’ gunmetal inner surface for a more contemporary and functional appearance. The centre console is a blend of functionality and supreme ergonomics with dynamic, architectural layers which help to create a central spine to the cabin. The frame of the console is also a structural component with integrated, sculpted grab handles.The flowing roof design with a panoramic glass panel is inspired by the roll cages of rally cars, expressing both strength and lightness.Rear seat passengers can chose between business mode, with generous legroom complete with fold-down keyboard and full internet connectivity via an iPad or tablet or a more reclined position with powered footrest, drinks table and an infotainment screen for movies. When the rear seats are not in use, they can be powered forward to create a larger loadspace for sports equipment or luggage.The EXP 9 F seating is 4+1, with a rear armrest lifting to reveal a cooled compartment for champagne and glasses. Seats feature a diamond-quilted ‘shoulder line’ in soft-touch leather, echoing the traditional appearance of a British field sport jacket.At the rear, the lower section of the two-piece tailgate may be used as a viewing bench or picnic table. Bespoke picnic hampers are stowed neatly to either side of the loadspace when not in use, but are located on rails for easy access. An awning extends over the tailgate to protect those seated there; two umbrellas fit either side of the rear luggage area for when the rain clouds sweep in.COMMANDING DRIVING POSITION AND CONTROL ARCHITECTURE • Inspired blend of traditional analogue and TFT touchscreen technology • Bespoke interface engineering – tailored to the individual with driver-selectable instrumentation modesAs befits a Bentley, the EXP 9 F design concept features a near-infinite choice of driver information and entertainment options. However the design and electrical engineering teams sought to avoid creating a cluttered or confusing driver and passenger environment, presenting only the information that each user needs, when they need it.As a result, EXP 9 F places key driver information such as 3D navigation in a central TFT panel directly in the driver’s line of sight, where it is flanked by two analogue reverse-read dials. Meanwhile controls that are shared between driver and front seat passenger, such as cabin temperature, air vents and entertainment are presented in the central touchscreen and console. The TFT screen deploys from the full-width metal trim to provide a fully integrated extension to the glass surface of the centre consoleThree different driving modes – Comfort, Sport and Off-Road – are selectable according to the road environment and type of journey. Thus the driver information TFT panel would be able to switch between satellite navigation on the motorway to a ‘sump cam’ when negotiating a bumpy track.BENTLEY POWER AND PERFORMANCE Although the EXP 9 F concept is based around the Bentley 6.0 litre, twin-turbocharged W12 engine with an 8-speed transmission, both the company’s recently-launched 4.0 litre, twin-turbocharged V8 or a hybrid drivetrain could meet the performance requirements of a pinnacle luxury SUV.Whilst EXP 9 F is primarily intended to investigate new design territory – and all drivetrain options remain under consideration – any Bentley SUV would offer the thunderous performance the marque is renowned for. The W12 6.0 litre powertrain, for example, could develop 600bhp and 800 Nm of torque with key performance indicators like the top speed and 0-60mph sprint time all setting new benchmarks for the SUV sector.EVALUATION, REFINEMENT AND FUTURE PLANNING When the first generation Continental GT was unveiled in 2003 it represented the renaissance of Bentley as a global luxury icon, subsequent launches such as Mulsanne, Continental Flying Spur saloon and the new Continental GT have seen the Bentley brand growing from strength to strength.EXP 9 F represents the chance to take Bentley values of design, craftsmanship and engineering excellence into what would be – literally – new terrain for the brand. Bentley’s experience with the all-wheel drive Continental range makes the concept of a Bentley SUV a natural progression for the company.Customer and public reaction will be analysed following the unveiling of EXP 9 F at Geneva 2012, with the aim of refining the concept further. Above all, Bentley will be listening carefully to the reaction of customers and potential customers throughout the world, prior to making any definitive commitment to production.“A Bentley Grand Tourer doesn’t necessarily have to be a coupé, a convertible or a saloon – it could equally well be an SUV. What’s important is that it should be true to Bentley’s brand values and in line with the desires and needs of our customers.” – Alasdair Stewart, Member of the Board, Sales and Marketing.www.bentleymotors.comlast_img read more

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Jesmyn Ward a finalist for PENFaulkner award

first_imgJesmyn Ward a finalist for PEN/Faulkner award. NEW YORK, N.Y. – Prize-winning author Jesmyn Ward is up for another fiction award.Ward’s novel “Sing, Unburied, Sing” is among five finalists announced Wednesday for the PEN/Faulkner prize. Ward won the National Book Award last fall and is a nominee for the National Book Critics Circle prize, to be announced next week.The other PEN/Faulkner nominees are Hernan Diaz for “In The Distance,” Samantha Hunt for “The Dark Dark,” Achy Obejas for “The Tower of the Antilles” and Joan Silber for “Improvement.” The winner, announced April 4, receives $15,000 and other nominees receive $5,000. Previous PEN/Faulkner winners include Philip Roth, Ann Patchett and E.L. Doctorow. by The Associated Press Posted Mar 7, 2018 7:46 am PDT Last Updated Mar 7, 2018 at 9:20 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

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Napa authorities seek to tackle noise pollution

first_imgThe Ayia Napa municipality said Wednesday it is determined to tackle noise pollution and rowdiness, which are widespread during the summer months when the popular holiday resort is flooded with thousands of mostly young tourists.“The municipality is determined to take measures to immediately address and solve the problem of noise pollution and rowdiness, which exist mainly during the summer months due to the uncontrolled use of certain types of vehicles, such as quad bikes and large motorbikes,” the announcement by Mayor Yiannis Karousos said.A study has found that the noise has a negative effect on visitors, residents and businesses, he noted.The municipality is planning to ban such vehicles from some or all areas, by type, or for a number of roads for a period of time, for example from 6pm until 6am.Before making a decision on how to proceed the municipality will consult with all stakeholders, including residents and motorbike and quad bike rentals.They are asked to submit their views by email to grammatia@agianapa.org.cy or by delivering them to the municipality by noon on March 20.“Those who submit their views should state whether they are in favour of or against this measure and substantiate their opinion.“Persons who are in favour should propose the type of vehicles, areas and timetables which should be included,” Karousos said.You May LikeCalifornia Earthquake AuthorityEarthquake coverage that comes with optionsCalifornia Earthquake AuthorityUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’UndoArgaka mukhtar stops conservationists againUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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