Thalía Fonseca Miguel Bosé More To Join 2018 Latin GRAMMY Awards Presenters

first_img 19 Things You Didn’t Know About The Latin GRAMMYs Why Rosalía Is A Rising Global Pop Star Thalía, Fonseca, Miguel Bosé & More To Join 2018 Latin GRAMMY Awards Presenters Facebook Prev Next Rosalía Thanks Women During Latin GRAMMY Win Why Rosalía Is A Rising Global Pop Star Luis Miguel Wins Album Of The Year Latin GRAMMY Which Artist Performance Are You Pumped For? Who Will Win Best New Artist At The Latin GRAMMYs? 2018 Latin GRAMMY Awards Complete Winners List Luis MiguelPhoto: Omar Vega/Getty Images Relive The 2018 Latin GRAMMY Awards Maná Honored By An Array Of Latin American Talent The Complete Latin GRAMMY Awards Viewer’s GuideRead more Why Rosalía Is A Rising Global Pop Star Mon Laferte at the 18th Latin Grammy AwardsPhoto: Kevin Winter/Getty Images Jorge DrexlerPhoto: John Parra/Getty Images ManáPhoto: John Parra/Getty Images for LARAS Twitter Relive The 2018 Latin GRAMMY Awards Vicente García Photo: Mindy Small/FilmMagic/Getty Images 2018 Latin GRAMMYs Maná Honored By An Array Of Latin American Talent Rosalía Thanks Women During Latin GRAMMY Win Jorge Drexler Wins Song Of The Year Latin GRAMMY Which Artist Performance Are You Pumped For? 19 Things You Didn’t Know About The Latin GRAMMYs RosalíaPhoto: John Parra/Getty Images Karol GPhoto: Sam Wasson/Getty Images Jorge DrexlerPhoto: John Parra/Getty Images Karol GPhoto: Sam Wasson/Getty Images Maná Honored By An Array Of Latin American Talent ManáPhoto: John Parra/Getty Images for LARAS 19 Things You Didn’t Know About The Latin GRAMMYs ManáPhoto: Kevin Winter/WireImage Karol G Wins Best New Artist At 2018 Latin GRAMMYs RosalíaPhoto: John Parra/Getty Images Will Smith, Marc Anthony, and Bad BunnyPhoto: Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images Which Artist Performance Are You Pumped For?center_img Jorge Drexler Wins Song Of The Year Latin GRAMMY Jorge DrexlerPhoto: John Parra/Getty Images Karol G Wins Best New Artist At 2018 Latin GRAMMYs RosalíaPhoto: Photo by Oscar Gonzalez/NurPhoto/Getty Images RosalíaPhoto: Ethan Miller/Getty Images for LARAS Mon Laferte at the 18th Latin Grammy AwardsPhoto: Kevin Winter/Getty Images The Biggest Night In Latin Music is just around the corner on Nov. 15, and as anticipation builds, the latest announcement adds even more artists to an already star-studded presenters listAna YglesiasGRAMMYs Nov 13, 2018 – 6:01 pm The 19th Latin GRAMMY Awards will take place in just two days, on Nov. 15 and there is plenty to be excited about, including special events tonight and Wednesday, plus red carpet coverage, all of which are being livestreamed. The Latin GRAMMYs latest announcement adds even more artists to an already star-studded list of presenters for the big event on Thursday, including Thalía, Fonseca, Miguel Bosé, Draco Rosa, Dillon Francis, Diplo, Kelly Rowland and more. Thalía, Fonseca & More Join Latin GRAMMY Presenter thal%C3%ADa-fonseca-miguel-bos%C3%A9-more-join-2018-latin-grammy-awards-presenters In addition to Latin GRAMMY-nominated artists Thalía and Fonseca, Latin GRAMMY winner Bosé, Latin GRAMMY and GRAMMY winner Rosa, Dillon Francis, GRAMMY winners Diplo and Rowland, current Latin GRAMMY nominees Pedro Capó, Luis Coronel, Beatriz Luengo and Raquel Sofía have also been asked to present awards during the Biggest Night in Latin Music.Aitana, Kane Brown, Pedro Capó, Luis Coronel, Wilson Cruz, El Dasa, Dyango, Lali Espósito, Beatriz Luengo, Aymée Nuviola, Lele Pons, Maria Rita, Rozalén, Raquel Sofía, Willy William and Yuri have also are also newly added to the presenters list.Previously announced presenters include an equally exciting group of artists, several of who will also give performances during the evening. Latin GRAMMY and GRAMMY winner Marc Anthony, current Latin GRAMMY nominee Bad Bunny and GRAMMY winner Will Smith will perform their hit song “Está Rico” live together for the first time. Actress Ana de la Reguera and actor/singer Carlos Rivera will host the evening. The 2018 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year Maná, being honored at the special event Wednesday evening, will also both present and perform.You can watch the 19th Latin GRAMMY Awards show live on Univision on Nov. 15. RosalíaPhoto: Photo by Oscar Gonzalez/NurPhoto/Getty Images Vicente García Photo: Mindy Small/FilmMagic/Getty Images Mon Laferte at the 18th Latin Grammy AwardsPhoto: Kevin Winter/Getty Images Who Will Win Best New Artist At The Latin GRAMMYs? Who Will Win Best New Artist At The Latin GRAMMYs? RosalíaPhoto: Ethan Miller/Getty Images for LARAS News Relive The 2018 Latin GRAMMY Awards Luis Miguel Wins Album Of The Year Latin GRAMMY Will Smith, Marc Anthony, and Bad BunnyPhoto: Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images Vicente García Photo: Mindy Small/FilmMagic/Getty Images 2018 Latin GRAMMY Awards Complete Winners List ManáPhoto: Kevin Winter/WireImage Jorge Drexler Wins Song Of The Year Latin GRAMMY Karol GPhoto: Sam Wasson/Getty Images Karol G Wins Best New Artist At 2018 Latin GRAMMYs RosalíaPhoto: John Parra/Getty Images Luis MiguelPhoto: Omar Vega/Getty Images Will Smith, Marc Anthony, and Bad BunnyPhoto: Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images RosalíaPhoto: Photo by Oscar Gonzalez/NurPhoto/Getty Images Rosalía Thanks Women During Latin GRAMMY Win https://twitter.com/thalia/status/1062169037378068480 Luis MiguelPhoto: Omar Vega/Getty Images ManáPhoto: John Parra/Getty Images for LARAS 2018 Latin GRAMMY Awards Complete Winners List Luis Miguel Wins Album Of The Year Latin GRAMMY Email ManáPhoto: Kevin Winter/WireImage RosalíaPhoto: Ethan Miller/Getty Images for LARASlast_img read more

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LIVE MUSIC in Wilmington Week of October 14 2018

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are several opportunities to catch live music in Wilmington this week:Pianist Ricky LauriaThursday, October 18, 8pmTremezzo2 Lowell Street, WilmingtonKaraoke with Winnell EntertainmentFriday, October 19, 8pmPacific Grove211 Lowell Street, WilmingtonNOTE: Know of any other musical performances happening in town this week or in the coming weeks?  Let me know at wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedLIVE MUSIC in Wilmington (Week of September 30, 2018)In “Community”LIVE MUSIC in Wilmington (Week of October 28, 2018)In “Community”LIVE MUSIC in Wilmington (Week of May 27, 2018)In “Business”last_img read more

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Your next Amazon Prime package could be delivered to your garage with

first_img Now playing: Watch this: 0 Share your voice Mentioned Above Amazon Cloud Cam Amazon Cloud Cam Amazon Prime Amazon Amazon launched Key in late 2017, bringing the in-home delivery service to several dozen US metro areas. The keyless entry feature expanded nationwide the following April, and in-car delivery arrived soon after. The new delivery services are only available to Prime customers in a handful of markets but come at no additional cost.The e-commerce company is using Key as another tool to dominate the smart home, where it’s already the market leader in smart speakers and is a major player in TV streamers. Added to that, the in-home delivery service should help Amazon cut down on package thefts, which annoy customers and cost the company money for replacements. Amazon said it doesn’t have any data on whether Key is having an impact on thefts.Though Amazon is moving forward with a handful of new concepts for Key, it currently doesn’t have plans to create its own smart lock. “Not at this time,” an Amazon spokeswoman said. “We’ll leave that to the pros at Yale, Kwikset and Schlage.”On the name change, Shrivastava said the company wanted to emphasize the service’s many keyless entry features more than Amazon’s in-home delivery service, a part of Key that was at first mocked by customers for seeming too intrusive.As part of Monday’s announcement, Amazon unveiled:In-garage access using Chamberlain’s myQ-connected garage-door software. The new feature will allow people to monitor and control their garage doors using the Key app. Prime customers in eligible markets will be able to use this feature to get in-garage deliveries. These new features will roll out in the second quarter. Garage deliveries are technically already available for anyone who sets up the Key service in a garage with an outside door.Key for Business, a fob that lets drivers deliver Amazon packages to offices and apartments without needing to get buzzed in each time by building staff. The service is already being used as part of a beta program in hundreds of commercial properties, including apartments owned by WinnCompanies, Avalon and Kettler.The new Schlage Encode Wi-Fi-connected lock will be available for preorder and join the Key program starting today. The $250 lock ships in the US starting March 5. The lock will be the first in the Key lineup that uses Wi-Fi, which will allow Amazon to provide the keyless entry features without the need for a separate $120 Cloud Cam security camera. For all the other locks, the Cloud Cam acts as a wireless Zigbee hub to remotely open and close the lock. Prime customers who want to use the in-home delivery service will still need to set up a Cloud Cam.A new integration with Ring that lets customers open and close their Key-compatible locks from within the Ring app. That new feature is coming in the first quarter. Amazon acquired Ring for a reported $1 billion last April.CES 2019: See all of CNET’s coverage of the year’s biggest tech show.CES schedule: It’s six days of jam-packed events. Here’s what to expect. See it Tags Post a comment A demo of the Key in-home delivery service. Sarah Tew/CNET Amazon is on a mission to operate your front door and, while it’s at it, your car trunk and garage door, too.On Monday, the world’s largest online retailer unveiled a handful of updates to its in-home delivery service, starting with a slightly tweaked name. The service, originally called Amazon Key, is now dubbed Key by Amazon.Added to that, Amazon revealed a new Key for Business service, integration with the Amazon-owned Ring home-security app and in-garage delivery using Chamberlain’s connected garage doors. Plus, a new Schlage Encode Wi-Fi-connected lock was added to the Key program, joining other smart locks from Schlage, Yale and Kwikset. The new announcements were timed for the start of CES 2019, the biggest annual tech show.”We have been super excited and super thrilled to see how Key is being used today,” Rohit Shrivastava, Key’s general manager, said in an interview. “It clearly goes way beyond delivery.”As is typical for Amazon, Shrivastava declined to provide hard figures on how many customers are using Key but said, “This is a service that our customers are loving and using a lot.” Smart Home Smart Locks Review • Amazon Cloud Cam: Everything you need, nothing you don’t Preview • Amazon’s Cloud Cam looks like a Nest Cam, costs a lot less 2:08 CES 2019 $89 CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Here’s how Amazon Key In-Car delivery workslast_img read more

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Alexandria OcasioCortez drops in on Twitch stream says Nintendo 64 is the

first_img There are 2 things that people really like about @AOC: she has bold, uncompromising political ideas; and she tries to meet people wherever they are (Twitter, Instagram, protests, community meetings, Twitch streams) to talk to people about those ideas.— Peter Sterne (@petersterne) January 20, 2019 Folks, In the same way that you don’t tell anorexic kids they need liposuction, you don’t tell vulnerable kids with feelings of dysphoria that they need surgery and drugs. You certainly don’t tell them fairy stories about being “born in the wrong body”.— Graham Linehan (@Glinner) January 20, 2019 Mentioned Above Nintendo GameCube (Indigo) Personally, I’m interested in where Ocasio-Cortez stands on the Nintendo GameCube. Updated Jan. 21 12:56 p.m. PT: Added the final amount raised in the charity livestream. And that tweet in itself came about after Aaron Sorkin openly criticised newly elected democrats for focusing on issues like “transgender bathrooms”, an issue which Sorkin called a “a Republican talking point they’re trying to distract you with”. But then Ocasio-Cortez took things one step further and called into the livestream. Everything about Fortnite: What you need to know about the hit game.NASA turns 60: The space agency has taken humanity farther than anyone else, and it has plans to go further. Review • Nintendo GameCube See it The online response was instantaneous. aaron sorkin blathering about gravitas while aoc joins a twitch stream for trans rights is… pic.twitter.com/HakeuRqngy— Talia Lavin (@chick_in_kiev) January 20, 2019 Here’s @aoc talking about how Nintendo 64 was the best system. She’s on @twitch helping to raise money for trans kids. pic.twitter.com/cJIfUif1mv— New Super Blood Wolf Moon Bros. U Deluxe (@GenePark) January 20, 2019 Bloody hell @AOC is a genius. Supporting trans rights on a video game livestream is something that will hit bang on with young voters while her boomer critics won’t even be able to understand what’s happening, much less know how to criticise it. https://t.co/Spi0xkvjKU— David Rayfield (@RaygunBrown) January 20, 2019 Regardless of where you sit, it’s interesting to watch this play out. Ocasio-Cortez has essentially used controversy around her online persona to raise money for children in need. She’s literally turned a negative into a positive and helped support an oppressed minority in the process. Share your voice Nintendo GameCube aoc saying “donkey kong 64 is outside of my wheelhouse” is exactly how elected officials should engage with any sort of Hip New Thing they don’t know about— Colin Spacetwinks (@spacetwinks) January 20, 2019 64 Culture 29 Photos Comments dude, @AOC called into a Twitch stream tonight pic.twitter.com/KNxSWt2kzB— Alex Thomas (@AlexThomasDC) January 20, 2019 H.Bomberguy chose the Mermaids specifically, he says, because Linehan began a campaign against the charity, after it received a £500,000 (around $643,000) donation from the UK National Lottery.The charity has raised a huge amount of attention online and a lot of money in the process.Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the newly elected U.S. Representative for New York’s 14th congressional district who’s been hitting headlines for her politics and her dancing. At some point today, she caught wind of the livestream and put it out on her Twitter account. CNET may get a commission from retail offers. And then began waxing lyrical about her love of the Nintendo 64 and name checked games like Super Mario 64 and Pokemon Snap. Lemons into lemonade 🍋🤗 https://t.co/fzi4knRPxV— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 20, 2019 $349 The 29 best games on the Nintendo Switch Livestream Nintendo Twitch Tags If you’d like to use this as a good moment to support the queer community, there’s a charity twitch stream going on for @Mermaids_Gender: https://t.co/vCvvqRhAwb— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 20, 2019 First she was dancing, now she’s on a livestream talking about the N64. Julian Jensen/Howard Thurman Center/Screenshot by CNET On a day where Aaron Sorkin encouraged newly elected Democrats to “stop acting like young people”, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had a different plan: She jumped onto a Donkey Kong Twitch livestream and talked about how much she loved the Nintendo 64.Where do we start with this?First off some background on the livestream itself.On Sunday Harry Brewis — better known as H.Bomberguy, a YouTuber and Twitch streamer — put together a livestream to raise money for Mermaids, a charity that provides support for gender diverse and transgender children. At time of writing he’s raised over $255,000 by playing Donkey Kong 64. (Update: the livestream is now finished and H.Bomberguy raised over #340,000.) Part of the reason for the livestream was in response to Graham Linehan, the creator of Black Books and The IT Crowd. Recently Linehan has become extremely outspoken on transgender issues.last_img read more

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Verizon holds the most 5Gheavy advertising pitch ever

first_img Share your voice Mobile 8:24 Verizon also introduced what it called an “extended-reality” partnership program with news outlets like USA Today, Reuters, the Associated Press, Time and Now This, which’ll give the journalism groups access to the technology at the company’s 5G Labs and 5G Studio. The idea is for the outlets to experiment with immersive journalism and distribute the new formats on Yahoo News. The company also touted a traditional documentary film it would help release, a movie called 5B (note: 5B is unrelated to 5G) about nurses at the San Francisco General Hospital ward that treated early patients with AIDS and HIV. In addition, Yahoo Sports will be extending its NFL streaming rights into the Yahoo Fantasy Football mobile app for the first time, Verizon said, among other announcements.  0 We tested Verizon’s new 5G network Post a comment Verizon, which dedicated much of its CES keynote to 5G in January, brought a message about the next-gen network to advertisers in New York.  Angela Lang/CNET It’s that time of year in New York, when digital media companies put on “Newfronts,” splashy presentations for video advertisers. Usually, it’s a chance for services like Hulu and YouTube to impress marketers with their buzzy new shows and trot out their highest-wattage talent. So for its Newfront, Verizon put its biggest star center stage: 5G.Verizon, which bought digital media properties through its acquisition of AOL in 2015 and Yahoo in 2017, has been a staple of the Newfronts in past years via those media-focused units. But under its new banner of Verizon Media, the company put a 5G-heavy spin on its announcements Tuesday, emphasizing how the next-generation mobile network could be transformative for video advertising. Tuesday, Verizon unveiled Hypezilla, a motion-capture animated purple gorilla creature that can pitch products for people to virtually “try” in augmented reality. Hypezilla will be the emcee of this interactive video series that’ll be available on the Yahoo Play app. Hypezilla’s motion capture acting is being created in Verizon’s 5G-based video studio in Los Angeles, run by the company’s edgy video unit Ryot.  Tags Verizon Now playing: Watch this:last_img read more

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Honda E offers a 5050 weight distribution will show up at Goodwood

first_imgEnlarge ImageGosh, what an adorable little bugger. Honda When Honda showed off its upcoming E electric hatchback in thinly veiled Prototype form, it didn’t offer up too many details about what to expect in the production version. Now, we have a bit more information to that end.Honda on Thursday announced a few more tidbits regarding its upcoming Honda E electric city car. While we already knew it would sport a rear-wheel-drive layout and has its battery under the floor, Honda now confirms that the E will rock a 50/50 weight distribution, meaning each axle supports the same amount of mass. Given how much we enjoy the latest Mazda MX-5 Miata, which has a similar weight distribution, the Honda E should be a pretty fun ride.The automaker also saw fit to offer up more details about the underfloor battery. Rocking a capacity of 35.5 kilowatt-hours, it can be charged using either a Type 2 AC connector or a CCS DC fast-charging connector. The charging port, as we saw on the Prototype version in Geneva, lives on the hood just above the grille, and it features LED lights to show charge at a glance. The battery pack has water cooling, too.Another thing we didn’t know before: Honda will bring the E Prototype to the Goodwood Festival of Speed in July. Whether or not it will actually make a run up Lord March’s driveway is yet to be seen, but hopefully Honda does put the hatch through its paces. It should be a low-pressure run anyhow, as it’s all but a given that the E Prototype won’t be able to beat the Volkswagen ID R’s EV record.Aside from that new information, we know a bit about the Honda E, but not much. Its range is still expected to be above 125 miles. It will have cameras in place of its side-view mirrors, and they’ll be standard. Inside, there’s a pair of very wide screens that stretch across most of the dashboard. It’s a heck of a package, which is why it’s an extra-large shame that it won’t be coming to the US. Tags 35 Photos Honda’s adorable E Prototype looks ready to hit the road Honda Honda E Prototype is a too-cute EV for Europe Tesla Model 3: The one you’ve been waiting for Review • 2019 Honda Insight review: Third time’s a charm Preview • 2019 Honda Insight: The 55-mpg Civic 0 1:54center_img 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better More From Roadshow Electric Cars Hatchbacks Auto Tech Honda More about 2019 Honda Insight Post a comment Now playing: Watch this: 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Share your voicelast_img read more

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Nio begins deliveries of new ES6 electric crossover in China

first_img Tags 0 Electric Cars Crossovers Auto Tech More From Roadshow 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger valuecenter_img Share your voice Nio debuts ES6 electric SUV for Chinese EV market 31 Photos Post a comment Enlarge ImageNot only does the ES6 look pretty neat, its swappable battery system — and the chance to upgrade range in the future — is unique and could provide a new avenue for revenue as automakers embrace electrification. Nio Earlier this year, we went to Shanghai to check out Nio’s newest EV, the ES6 SUV. At the time, we were impressed with its range and the fact that it has a swappable battery. But, of course, whether the car will sink or swim is up to the public, and now, it’s time for Chinese buyers to take a crack at it.Nio announced on Tuesday that the first ES6 electric crossovers have been delivered to their owners in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. It’s the automaker’s second mass-production model, following the larger ES8, but the company also has the EP9 electric hypercar in its portfolio, which is impressive in its own right. Considering everything the ES6 packs under its body, that price doesn’t seem too bad at all. With five seats onboard, the ES6 is smaller and shorter than the ES8, but its wheelbase is the same. Buyers have a choice of two powertrains: A pair of electric motors putting out 430 horsepower and 450 pound-feet of torque, or a beefier pair that puts out 536 hp and 535 lb-ft. Buyers can also choose between a 70-kilowatt-hour battery and an 84-kWh battery, the latter of which can reach up to 317 miles by NEDC estimates, which are usually higher than EPA estimates.While Nio offers a concierge service that can take and charge your EV as necessary, the coolest part of the ES6’s underpinnings is its swappable battery pack. It takes about five minutes to swap out a drained battery for a fully charged one. And since both batteries share the same dimensions and cooling systems, buyers can upgrade their car on the fly, upgrading the capacity with ease. If future batteries come out with even more range, buyers could then upgrade even further.The car starts at 358,000 yuan (about $52,000) before EV subsidies are factored in. If you want the larger battery, the price rises to 408,000 yuan (about $59,000). Upgrading to the sportier powertrain incurs another price hike, as well, with lower-range models commanding 398,000 yuan (about $58,000) and higher-range variants topping out at 448,000 yuan (about $65,000). The company has signaled interest in coming to the US, but it is currently focused on the Chinese market and hasn’t made any moves in this direction yet.last_img read more

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How the Type S concept will shape Acuras future

first_img“The full model change of the TLX [is] coming next year,” Ikeda confirmed, and a Type S variant will be offered. “We’ll have two Type S models coming in the next two years,” he said, and we’ll bet our bottom dollar the second one is a version of either the RDX or MDX crossovers. “The next time you see a Type S, it should be a real car,” Marek said. Production details Many of the concept car’s design elements will make their way to every product in the Acura portfolio. “The body surfacing will be [applied to] all Acuras,” Marek said. “It’s the next [version of] every sedan we do — even the SUVs. They should all look like Type S’s and work backwards.” To that end, look for things like the “chicane” daytime running lights and taillight signatures to make their way to all future Acuras. Larger-scale elements like the longer dash-to-axle ratio and wider stance will be part of the brand’s design philosophy. Marek even hopes the three-dimensional headlights will find their way to production, though he notes “the aero guys are going to freak out” about doing a nonlens headlight cluster. Acura Type S ConceptEnlarge ImageAcura’s design boss wants this 3D headlight cluster to come to production as is. Steven Ewing/Roadshow Of course, some elements will be reserved specifically for Type S models. Up front, the open diamond mesh grille is “a Type S exclusive,” according to the concept’s chief designer, Ben Davidson. “We’ll have quad exhaust on Type S [models],” Marek said. The company is also looking at bringing the concept car’s carbon trim to production, or setting Type S variants apart with piano black exterior bits. As for how this svelte sedan will transform into an SUV, Marek said he believes it won’t be that difficult. “The grille can kind of morph into a SUV size,” he said. “The lighting and the grille [are] the identity.” Overall, Marek says the Type S concept will let Acuras products become more emotional. “If we can get even a base model to feel like that, I feel like Acura can say we’re a performance brand — and we are. The feel of it should always feel like, ‘That’s a cool-looking car.'” That design emotion is also “what’s missing on our CUVs,” Marek said. Speaking specifically of the redesigned RDX, Marek said he “wanted it to be a little too far in terms of surfacing” in order to make it stand out. “We needed it to be relevant.” It’s a bit of overstyling that’s apparently worked in Acura’s favor — through July of this year, the RDX is up 6.1% compared with 2018, and is the brand’s strongest-selling vehicle. Acura Type S ConceptEnlarge ImageMarek says the Type S grille can easily “morph” for a crossover application. Steven Ewing/Roadshow Alongside A-Spec Right now, Acura offers sporty-looking A-Spec trims of nearly all its models. These versions have blacked-out exterior elements and more aggressive wheel-and-tire packages, but don’t actually offer any performance hardware upgrades. When Type S versions launch, Acura thinks these two lines can easily coexist. “We want [A-Spec] to be a Type S without the drivetrain,” Marek said. “I still think the Type S should go a little step up exteriorwise. In my mind, the Type S wheel should be a plus-one on A-Spec.” Inside, Marek said he thinks Acura can differentiate the two trims with materials and colors, but really, the exterior styling is the biggest place to differentiate the two. Still, Acura has been happy with what its A-Spec line has done thus far. “We got the performance image up on these vehicles,” Ikeda said. Acura Type S ConceptEnlarge ImageQuad exhaust tips will be a part of the production Type S package. Steven Ewing/Roadshow A real boost of performance The Type S will answer “a lot of the questions people asked us when we initially came out with the A-Spec,” according to Ikeda. And while we don’t know exactly what’s in store for these new models, Ikeda promises “a real performance upgrade, whether it’s brakes or handling or the engine.” At the 2018 Detroit Auto Show, Acura made mention of a twin-turbocharged V6 engine that is said to be destined for Type S models. It’s unclear if this is a de-electrified version of the twin-turbo V6 used in the Acura NSX or a new engine entirely, but regardless, it’ll surely offer a healthy boost in performance over the naturally aspirated, 3.5-liter V6 currently used in the brand’s range-topping models. “Acura will pursue a unique powertrain strategy that underscores the brand’s rightful place as the performance division of Honda,” the company’s North American CEO, Toshiaki Mikoshiba, said in January 2018. And with the Type S concept pointing the way forward in terms of design, we’ve certainly got quite a lot whetting our appetites. Acura Type S ConceptEnlarge ImageThe first application of these design cues will be on the next-generation TLX, which arrives in 2020. Steven Ewing/Roadshow Editors’ note: Travel costs related to this feature were covered by the manufacturer. This is common in the auto industry, as it’s far more economical to ship journalists to cars than to ship cars to journalists. While Roadshow accepts multiday vehicle loans from manufacturers in order to provide scored editorial reviews, all scored vehicle reviews are completed on our turf and on our terms. The judgments and opinions of Roadshow’s editorial team are our own and we do not accept paid editorial content. 2019 Acura NSX review: Hitting its stride 32 Photos Share your voice Acura Enlarge ImageThe Type S concept will heavily influence the future design of Acura’s entire portfolio. Steven Ewing/Roadshow The Acura Type S concept is more than just a one-off show car built to woo the well-heeled attendees of last weekend’s Quail Motorsports Gathering and Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. The Type S points the way forward for a whole new lineup of performance-minded Acuras, and gives us a clear look at the brand’s future design direction, as well. “We’ve been evolving the brand into more youthful, more energetic designs,” Jon Ikeda, Acura’s vice president, said at the Type S concept’s premiere last week. “Everyone at Acura is aligned around performance. This is the time for Type S.” From Precision to Type S The 2016 Precision concept was essentially the precursor to Acura as we know it today. “The Precision concept was, ‘We need to set a new direction for Acura,'” Dave Marek, the brand’s executive creative director, told Roadshow last week. Transforming that image to Type S was simply “morphing it into a more believable package.” Marek said, “If we did another Precision concept that’s just more sporty, that doesn’t get us anywhere.” That’s why the Type S concept takes the shape of a more conventional midsize sedan, and in fact, closely previews the design of the next-generation TLX. 2019 Nissan Maxima review: The ‘four-door sports car’ that isn’t Tags 2020 Cadillac XT6 first drive: Sometimes ‘more’ is more Acura’s Type S concept is the sexy shape of things to come More From Roadshow Comments Concept Cars 4 Honda Acuralast_img read more

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Primary Election Republican US Senate Candidate Dan Sullivan

first_imgIt will soon be decision time for Alaska voters on which Republican should face incumbent U-S Senator Mark Begich in November. Each candidate has an hour-long live opportunity to answer phone calls from public radio listeners statewide. Mead Treadwell has done it. And now it’s Dan Sullivan’s turn.Download AudioHOST: Steve Heimel, Alaska Public Radio NetworkGUESTS:Dan Sullivan, U.S. Senate candidateCallers StatewidePARTICIPATE:Post your comment before, during or after the live broadcast (comments may be read on air).Send e-mail to talk [at] alaskapublic [dot] org (comments may be read on air)Call 550-8422 in Anchorage or 1-800-478-8255 if you’re outside Anchorage during the live broadcastLIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.SUBSCRIBE: Get Talk of Alaska updates automatically by e-mail, RSS or podcast.TALK OF ALASKA ARCHIVElast_img read more

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Camai Celebrates Tradition For All Generations

first_imgThe Cama-i festival packed the Bethel Regional High School gym for a weekend of dancing, singing, and celebrating life in the YK Delta.Traditional and modern dance groups from the YK Delta and native performers from across the country came to Bethel to express in song and dance this year’s timeless theme: Generations Celebrating Through Dance.Download AudioThe Nelson Island dancers of Tooksook Bay have performers from 4th through 12 grade. Senior Deanna Jimmie says its dance is a way to keep their culture vibrant.“It’s really important to keep our culture going. We’ve seen other villages lose their culture and language. So we try to speak to them in Yupik, encourage them to talk in Yupik, because we don’t want to lose our culture and language,” said Jimmie.Junior Byron Nicholoai says the young dancers are powerful. Their inspiration and guidance comes from their elders.“Every Friday an elder comes to the school talks about the Yup’ik culture and life, in Yup’ik and after that we have a dance, so they play a big role in our community,” said Nicholai.The festival honored dancer, artist, educator, and advocate Nengqerralria Chuna McIntyre with the Living Legend award. He’s the founder of the Nunamta Singers and Dancers.“Dancing is like breathing. You do it because it’s part of you. It keeps you going. It keeps you alive,” said McIntyre.Originally from Eek, McIntrye says he’s deeply humbled to receive the award. For him, the connection between those who taught before and those who now learn is direct.“It is for them, it is for them. And then we think of the future generations who will come after us. We have a foundation, it’s important to have a firm foundation, to always to step on and stand on and to walk on, and be on that foundation,” said McIntyre.Teaching the next generation happens now not just in village school gyms or family gatherings, but on smartphones and laptops across the globe. Bryon Nicholai’s over 15,000 facebook fans would not fit into the Bethel gym, but it was evident that the Tooksook Bay teenager had a lot of real life “likes.”Athabaskan and Tlingit, Crystal Worl has a background in ballet. But for the last year and half, she’s been intensely studying aerial performance. With a silk hung from the rafters, she performed gravity defying climbs, wraps and drops.“As an aerialist you always have think about about your entire body, especially your feet. ‘Are my feet pointed.?’ I’m very finicky about my feet. I’m thinking about breathing and being in the moment, moving with the music, that’s the number one thing. And hanging on!,” said Worl.As she masters her discipline, Worl plans to bring in her traditional storytelling and art.“I’m a weaver and I see the silks as parallel to weaving. Weaving my body through it, creating loops and ties that will unravel as I drop or dive forward or sift through my piece,” said Worl.19-year-old Mary Kernak was crowned Miss Cama-i. Originally from Napakiak, she also has family in Holy Cross. Kernak graduated last year from BRHS. She currently working in Bethel and saving up to earn both her pilot’s license and enter college. She ran on a platform of suicide awareness and prevention and promoting a drug and alcohol free lifestyle. She hopes to spend time with kids to connect them with positive and healthy lifestyles.From up north, the King Island Dancers keep their home alive through song and dance. Sylvester Ayek of the King Island Dancers was born and raised on King Island, which is no longer inhabited.“It bonds the unity among the King Island community, even if we’re not on King Island anymore. Song and dance help to keep us as one,” said Ayek.Cama-i this year was dedicated to the late Bethel traditional dancer Janis Martha Guest.last_img read more

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Sitkans DOT look for solutions to bleak ferry schedule

first_imgThe ferry Taku sails into the Wrangell Narrows on its way south in 2013. (Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska News)Sitkans turned out in force last week for a lunchtime brainstorming session to address the proposed ferry schedule, but the Department of Transportation couldn’t make any promises that things would improve.Deputy Commissioner of Transportation Mike Neussl spent about two hours explaining the shortfalls in his budget next year, and listening to ideas from the more than 30 Sitkans in the audience.Sitka will have only two ferry calls a week under the proposed summer schedule for 2016 — one northbound ship, and one southbound. In 2015, Sitka had a total of eight ferry calls a week, four ships in each direction.Neussl explained that his budget has been cut by nearly $15-million dollars next year — part of cuts across the board in the Department of Transportation — and that he simply couldn’t keep 11 ships in service on the reduced funding.He said that the current strategy at the Marine Highway System was to maintain service to all ports, at reduced levels, rather than cut any runs out altogether.But some in the audience thought this was where the marine highway should start looking for savings. Barb DeLong:“I just think a lot of people use that in the wintertime — or whenever — that don’t necessarily go all the way to Bellingham. If it comes down to that — and I wouldn’t want to be shot for saying this — but I almost think that our Southeast connections are more important to us in Southeast than going all the way to Bellingham.”Neussl responded that eliminating redundancy — or eliminating ferries that covered routes served by roads — made sense. However, Canada’s restrictive border policies regarding firearms and pets were among the more compelling reason to keep the mainliners running within US ports.He also emphasized that the marine highway system has a service component; it was important to make runs to Pelican and Tenakee, for instance, even though the passenger revenue didn’t always justify the costs.Service was a consistent theme of the meeting. Sitka High student Colin Baccioco said sports teams and other student activity groups would pay more for better ferry service, as long as it remained economical compared to air fare.Superintendent Mary Wegner said the reduced ferry service would affect how many students could afford to participate in extra-curricular activities.“These co-curricular activities are critical from a student’s point of view, as well as an adult point of view. We also have a school board activities committee that’s been meeting with coaches. The number one thing they say is that ferry service is really impacting equity and participation.”Mayor Mim McConnell urged caution on increasing rates too much, because of the economic strain it would place on Sitkans. But she would accept some increase “as long as it meant improved service.”Neussl said that the marine highway had already made significant cuts: The on-board bars are gone, so are travel agent commissions, the Taku has been tied up and the system is looking at retiring other ships, and it’s imposed cancellation fees on large commercial shippers.But, like the overall state budget, cuts alone don’t even come close. “We’ve kept service to every port,” Neussl said, “but it’s bleak.”last_img read more

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Probe into irregularities committed by C M Ramesh

first_imgKadapa: Senior TDP leader and Proddatur in-charge N Varadarajulu Reddy has demanded that the State government conduct an inquiry into various contract works taken up by Rajya Sabha member C M Ramesh in the district. Addressing a press conference at Proddatur on Friday, he alleged that C M Ramesh was responsible for looting crores of public money by indulging in irregularities related to the contracts works initiated by him in the district. Also Read – Bharat Gourav award to Margani Bharat Ram Advertise With Us He said Ramesh was paid Rs 4,000 crore as mobilisation advance under various projects. Describing Ramesh as a political broker, Varadarajulu Reddy alleged that the Rajya Sabha member had no specific political agenda as he was always concentrating on how to loot public money. Finding fault with party supremo N Chandrababu Naidu for making him member of Rajya Sabha for the second time, Varadarajulu Reddy regretted that Naidu ignored the advice of party leaders on the issue. “C M Ramesh is not a politician, he is a political broker. He shifts his loyalties towards those in power to protect his properties,” the senior TDP leader said. He said Chandrababu Naidu committed a big mistake by making C M Ramesh as a Rajya Sabha member for the second time despite party leaders advising him against taking such a decision.last_img read more

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MLA Jogarao offers helping hand to accident victims at

first_imgVizianagaram: Around 20 passengers are injured when a lorry hits RTC bus.This incident occurred in Nelivada village of Bondapalli Mandal on Tuesday . RTC bus was coming from Odisha collied with the lorry which is coming in opposite direction. Aroundc 20 passengers are injured. But in the same time MLA of Parvathipuram A.Jogarao was passing in the way stopped there and helped the victims and supervised the rescue operations. He informed the police, stayed there for some time and sent the victims to near by the hospitals.last_img read more

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Apple iPhone Sales up 400 in India CEO Tim Cook

first_imgApple CEO Tim Cook on Wednesday announced a growth of over 400 percent of iPhone sales in India in the June quarter.In his quarterly earnings announcement, Cook said, “There were several regions where iPhone sales accelerated from the previous quarter, which is an unusual pattern for us and we were very very happy with it.”Besides iPhones, Cook was elated to announce a double digit growth rate in iPad sales in India. The higher growth in iPads could be due to the launch iPad mini that lowered the price barrier for Indian consumers.The Cupertino-based firm has been eyeing the Indian market for its iPhone sales. Last year, the Indian arm of the company let independent distributors sell its smartphones throughout the country. It also teamed up with Reliance Communications to unveil the first iPhone running on CDMA network.Despite daunting reports this year, Apple reported an upward trajectory in sales. The company posted a quarterly profit of $6.9 billion and expects to end its fourth-quarter with fiscal revenue between $34 billion and $37 billion.”We are especially proud of our record June quarter iPhone sales of over 31 million and the strong growth in revenue from iTunes, Software and Services,” said Cook. “We are really excited about the upcoming releases of iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks, and we are laser-focused and working hard on some amazing new products that we will introduce in the fall and across 2014.”Other than India, iPhone sales also went up in Philippines, Turkey and Poland.Considering rival smartphones, Apple still needs to work on its iPhone prices. The rumoured budget iPhone, which might cost around $300 would help Apple gain further momentum in India.last_img read more

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Sri Reddy unveils CCTV footage of her midnight assault and life threat

first_imgSri Reddy CC TV footageGoogleIt is a known fact that Sri Reddy was attacked by two men at her Chennai residence recently. The controversial actress who had filed a complaint against two men – Subramani and his assistant. Now, the actress has released the CCTV footage in which it is recorded that more than two men were there at her residence when the incident took place.Sri Reddy has come up with a recorded proof from the CC TV footage at her residence. In the footage, it is clear that there were more than two men in the house on the day of the attack on Sri Reddy. It is recorded that the men forcibly checked Sri Reddy’s house thoroughly as she is seen indulged in a verbal argument.Here is the footage which Sri Reddy has come up with, to prove the physical assault:Sri Reddy CC TV footageThe audio recordings prove that the men threatened her during the verbal fight. As Sri Reddy has always come up with baseless allegations, most of the people from media doubted if the incident is being exaggerated. So, Sri Reddy earlier made an announcement that she would release the CCTV footage to prove what really happened.”I have a threat..my life is in a question mark..they did a murder plan(financier Subramanian and others)..few people waiting for a time to murder me..they wl murder me. I am going to release the footage and voice record today,” the actress wrote on her social media profile before she released the video footage.Sri Reddy who had to face adverse situations in Tollywood has now settled in Chennai. She has been living at Anbu Nagar, Valasaravakkam, in Chennai for some time now. Sri Reddy believes that her life is under serious threat at this point in time.The main suspect who attacked Sri Reddy is Subramani who was the financier for her upcoming movie titled ‘Reddy’s Diary’. The police have taken up the case and the further investigation is going on.last_img read more

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Supreme Court Worried About Saharas Ability to Repay ₹30000 crore to Depositors

first_imgFollowing his arrest, Roy was allowed to use jail facilities to help work out a deal that would have seen some of Sahara’s assets either being sold or mortgaged to raise the requisite amount to secure his release from Tihar jail.Last week, Sahara informed the Supreme Court that the deal being negotiated with US-based Mirach Capital Group was called off, over allegations of fraud and conspiracy on both sides. Had the deal gone through, Sahara may have been able to arrange the bail amount of about $1.6 billion.  The Sahara group chairman Subrata Roy (C) with his face smeared in ink thrown by an unidentified man upon his arrival at the Supreme Court in New Delhi March 4, 2014. Roy, the self-styled managing worker of Sahara India Pariwar, India’s biggest private-sector employer, will appear before the Supreme Court on Tuesday after spending the weekend in custody at a government nature-reserve guest house.ReutersThe apex court permitted Sahara to go ahead with the deal on 9 January, after setting certain conditions and directing Sahara to avail the necessary clearances for the transfer of foreign exchange to India.However, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) moved the Supreme Court last week to restrain Sahara Group from making any sale of property or securities, after it noticed that an earlier such sale had seen almost 80% of the proceeds being channelled into the Group’s various bank account, instead of being remitted to the SEBI-Sahara account, set up to repay investors.The RBI also noted that the Sahara subsidiary – Sahara India Financial Corporation Ltd (SIFCL) – is a residuary non-banking financial firm and thus fell under the ambit of RBI’s regulatory rules. The Sahara Group’s inability to raise ₹10,000 crore to secure its chief Subrata Roy’s release from jail has prompted the Supreme Court (SC) to ask how the Group will repay ₹30,000 crore it owes to depositors.  “You are struggling to pay Rs. 10,000 crore. How will you pay Rs. 30,000 crore after coming out?”, the SC bench headed by Justice T S Thakur asked Sahara’s counsel.The observation came while hearing a petition on Monday filed by the Group seeking extension of facilities in the jail by four to six weeks for Roy to negotiate with prospective buyers. The bench then asked the counsel to file an appropriate application for its request, reports PTI.last_img read more

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Indias traditional industries seek special grant in annual budget

first_imgIndia’s traditional industries seek special grant in annual budget1.1K views00:00 / 00:00- 00:00:0000:00India’s traditional industries seek special grant in annual budget1.1K viewsBusinessKochi, Feb 27 (ANI): In a hope to stabilize India’s drooping traditional industries like handloom, handicrafts, coir, cashew and beedi, industry experts are looking forward to the Narendra Modi government undertaking special measures in its annual budget for the fiscal year 2015-16 to be presented on Saturday. The traditional industries are mainly labour intensive and rely on skills that are passed on from one generation to another. The workforce of these industries mainly includes tribal people who remain deprived of their basic necessities even after 68 years of India’s Independence. He added that a special grant from the central government would benefit millions of people involved in the industry like, raw material collectors, cutters, makers, distributors.Ventuno Web Player 4.50Kochi, Feb 27 (ANI): In a hope to stabilize India’s drooping traditional industries like handloom, handicrafts, coir, cashew and beedi, industry experts are looking forward to the Narendra Modi government undertaking special measures in its annual budget for the fiscal year 2015-16 to be presented on Saturday. The traditional industries are mainly labour intensive and rely on skills that are passed on from one generation to another. The workforce of these industries mainly includes tribal people who remain deprived of their basic necessities even after 68 years of India’s Independence. He added that a special grant from the central government would benefit millions of people involved in the industry like, raw material collectors, cutters, makers, distributors.last_img read more

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