Now, IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla threatens to pull T20 league out of India

first_imgAfter Board for Control of Cricket in India secretary Anurag Thakur, Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Rajeev Shukla has now threatened to pull the cash-rich T20 league out of the country from next season onward. Shukla said some people are trying to “destroy” the brand. (Full IPL Coverage)Bombay High Court has ordered to shift 13 IPL matches out of Maharashtra due to rising water crisis in the state. Mumbai Indians, Rising Pune Supergiants and Kings XI Punjab have been affected the most and they will now be playing their home matches in different states.Shukla said nobody raised the issue of water being used for preparing cricket grounds during the ICC World Twenty20 a month back in India.”Several matches took place in Maharashtra during T20 World Cup and same amount of water was being used (for IPL matches). However, nobody questioned use of water at that time and it is only during IPL the issue has been raised,” Shukla said.”In the last one decade, IPL has emerged as a global brand and people in 182 countries see the games. However, some people are trying to destroy it.”It is very difficult to build a brand, but it is very easy to destroy it; and if such things keep happening, we will have to think of shifting the game out of the country,” he added.He supported Mumbai Cricket Association’s (MCA) decision to move the Supreme Court against the Bombay High Court order directing shifting of IPL matches outside Maharashtra in view of the prevailing drought in the state.advertisementBoth Maharashtra Cricket Association and MCA are affected bodies and they have all the right to go to the apex court against shifting of IPL matches.”We will implement whatever the apex court rules.”The IPL has been twice played outside India both being assembly election years. In 2009, the league was moved for the entire duration to South Africa, while in 2014, it was shifted to the United Arab Emirates for the first 15 days(With PTI inputs)last_img read more

2017 Audi Q3 gets refreshed look

first_imgThe updated Audi Q3 differentiates more sharply than ever before between the trim lines and packages.In the sport trim line, the premium SUV gets a new front end. The outer air inlets are larger; the blade beneath the centre inlet is finished in the body color and the Singleframe grille in stone gray.ALSO READ:Daimler plans at least six electric car models; to compete with Tesla, Audi2017 Audi Q3 The new S line exterior package sports a new, honed look. Diamond-pattern inserts fill the air inlets; a new strut spans the full width of the front skirt, dividing it into two segments. The dominant contrasting color in the radiator grille and air inlets is high-gloss black.The design line gives the Audi Q3 a particularly upscale look. Its outer air inlets are split horizontally; the under body protection is finished in a matt silver tone at the front and rear bumper. The contrasting region of the bumpers and the wheel arches are stone gray.The sporty new special edition Audi Q3 S line competition takes to the road sharply dressed. Its front end draws on the look of the new S line exterior package with high-gloss black paint for the air inlets and the Singleframe grille.2017 Audi Q3ALSO READ:Diesel Ban Impact: Audi to have petrol variants across portfolio by 2017The color black carries over to the flanks with the wheel arches, door trim strips, roof rails, exterior mirror housings and the window slot trim. At the rear, the roof edge spoiler and the lower section of the bumper are finished in glossy black. S line badges adorn the fenders.advertisementThe Audi Q3 S line competition also flaunts its dynamic character in the interior. The sport seats with power lumber supports are covered in a mix of black leather and fabric with the S line logo embossed in the centre sections. A leather-Alcantara combination and Fine Nappa leather are optionally available.2017 Audi Q3The inlays in the new sport model glisten in black piano finish; the door sill trims bear S line logos. In combination with the S tronic, the pedals and foot rest are made of stainless steel. Models with a manual gearbox feature an aluminum-and-leather gear lever knob. The flat-bottomed, multifunction sport leather steering wheel in 3-spoke design bears an S line logo and contrasting stitching. Many controls are finished in aluminum look.ALSO READ:Audi A4 launched in India; priced at Rs 38.10 lakh The S line sport suspension, Audi drive select dynamic handing system and the driver information system are standard in the Audi Q3 S line competition, as are new 19-inch wheels in a gloss-black 10-Y-spoke design from Audi Sport. The Q3 S line competition is available with any engine in the Q3 line-up.Camouflage Green, metallic replaces Tundra Brown, metallic in the color range for the updated Audi Q3.2017 Audi Q3The updated Audi Q3 models will launch in Germany and additional European markets this fall. Deliveries will start late this year. Prices for the trim lines sport and design remain stable, beginning at 30,100 euros (Rs 22.61 lakh). The Audi Q3 S line competition lists for 33,050 euros (Rs 24.83 lakh).ALSO READ: Audi launches petrol version of A6 Matrix in India; priced at Rs 52.75 lakhlast_img read more

The 2 Conferences With The Worst Bowl Game Records So Far

first_imgGeneric photo of footballs in an end zone.(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)College football’s bowl season is nearing its end, which means it’s a good time to look back at how the conferences have done this season. The SEC leads the way with six wins, followed closely behind by the ACC with five, and Big Ten and Conference USA with four each.While those four conferences have done relatively well this bowl season, two conferences have struggled mightily.The American Athletic Conference and MAC both have five losses on the year – tied with the ACC for the most of the season. Unlike the ACC, however, the AAC only has two wins, while the MAC has just one.Here’s the full list of records.Bowl records by conference:SEC 6-4Conference USA: 4-2Mountain West: 3-2 Sun Belt: 3-2 Independents: 2-1ACC: 5-5Big Ten: 4-4Big 12: 3-3Pac-12: 3-3AAC: 2-5MAC: 1-5— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) January 1, 2019UCF lost its first game since December 2016 to add to the AAC’s losing total this year. The Knights held an early lead against LSU, but the Tigers battled back and left wit a 40-32 win.The MAC will finish with the worst record this bowl season.last_img read more

Premier Launches Cancer Centre Expansion Unveils New Equipment

first_imgCape Breton cancer patients will have greater access to radiation therapy services with the expansion of the Cape Breton Cancer Centre and a new CT simulator. Premier Rodney MacDonald launched the expansion in Sydney today, April 3, with a sod-turning and unveiling of the CT simulator. “Reducing wait times and giving Nova Scotians access to the best health care possible is a top priority for government,” said Premier MacDonald. “This investment in the Cape Breton Cancer Centre will ensure that we are able to meet Canada’s first wait-time guarantee.” Under the guarantee, effective March 2010, cancer patients in Nova Scotia who need radiation therapy must get treatment within eight weeks of being ready to treat. If unable to meet the guarantee, Nova Scotia is required to offer patients other alternatives, up to and including, the opportunity to be treated in another jurisdiction. The new CT simulator is a key component of the expansion. It will reduce the amount of time patients spend in diagnosis and allows for more accurate radiation therapy treatment. The expanded cancer centre will also make room for a second linear accelerator (LINAC) machine that will improve the capacity to provide radiation therapy treatment. The new machine, when installed next year, will provide faster and more advanced treatments for patients. “Expanding the cancer centre is an important step for the district and we are pleased to have provincial, federal and community partners who are committed to this project,” said John Malcom, CEO of the Cape Breton District Health Authority. “We are building on an already strong foundation and a nationally recognized reputation for excellence in patient care. “This project also supports our ongoing goal to continue to provide safe, appropriate care for Cape Bretoners, closer to home.” The province contributed $3.5 million for the expansion through the Wait Times Improvement for Nova Scotians project. The Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation is well underway with its commitment to raise $2 million. “Today, we are pleased to present a cheque for $1 million which marks the half-way point,” said Patrick Lahey, Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation chair. “We are extremely grateful for the support and the generosity of our community. We hope people will continue to give to this important project because every dollar makes a difference.”last_img read more

Province Pleased with NAFTA Panel Ruling on Port Hawkesbury Paper

first_imgINTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS–Province Pleased with NAFTA Panel Ruling on Port Hawkesbury Paper The province is encouraged by a North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) panel ruling last week on Port Hawkesbury Paper’s appeal of a countervailing duty levied by the United States. “We’re pleased with this preliminary decision,” said Michel Samson, Minister of Trade. “We’re supportive of Port Hawkesbury Paper and will continue to work with our partners on this important issue.” The unanimous decision of the five-person panel sends back to the U.S. Department of Commerce for reconsideration several key matters on which the panel challenged the department’s basis for imposing border duties, including on the key issue of electricity. The panel’s decision is the latest step in the NAFTA appeal process. The Department of Commerce must now reconsider its initial findings and respond to the NAFTA decision by this summer. In October 2015 the Department of Commerce announced a decision to uphold the tariffs first put in place through a preliminary ruling earlier that year. It imposed a 20.18 per cent duty on Port Hawkesbury Paper. While the tariff has been applied, it is being held in trust, pending the outcome of the appeal.last_img read more

Neighbourhood strides

first_imgMore strengthened by a greater public mandate and a bigger parliamentary majority, Narendra Modi as the Prime Minister of the second NDA government is going to give more attention to neighbourhood diplomacy. His just concluded visits to the Maldives and Sri Lanka are a depiction of India’s neighbourhood diplomacy which aims at checkmating the growing Chinese clout on our neighbours and its increasing footprint in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR). The Prime Minister’s emphasis in both the countries was on defence cooperation and economic assistance. As the PM can now depend more on Amit Shah in matters of domestic politics, he can devote more attention to India’s neighbourhood. The challenge is two-fold. The first is to strengthen regional defence against China’s expansionist policy. The second is to help our neighbours financially as all of them are now in the debt-trap of China: they find they just can’t repay the loans they have taken from China mainly for building infrastructure projects. Also Read – A staunch allyFor the Maldives, India has extended a line of credit for $1.4 billion This will help the Maldives among other things to battle its huge budget deficit. The Maldives is neck-deep in debt to China. In last October, the Chinese ambassador to the Maldives gave President Ibrahim Solih an “invoice” of $3.2 billion. This means that every citizen of the country owes the Chinese $8000. Besides, China has already seized about a dozen and a half islands of the Maldives archipelago. Former president of the Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed, has said that China’s influence over the Maldives’ economy is aimed at building China’s “strategic muscle.” He has accused China of “land grabbing” of the islands of the archipelago. “It starts with a real estate project but soon turns into something else”, Nasheed had said. Also Read – Cuban pathosDuring Modi’s visit to Male, the emphasis was given to joint patrolling, aerial surveillance and holding joint exercises. Modi also inaugurated a training centre for the Maldives defence forces, a “Coastal Surveillance Radar System” and a centre for training the Maldives National Defence Force. Besides, a ferry service will be started soon between Kochi in Kerala and the Maldives. Modi emphasised that India’s assistance was not meant to increase the island nation’s dependence on India, nor to put the future generations of the Maldivians under a debt burden. This was a subtle message to China. Terrorism and the need to increase vigilance against it was another subject on which both sides agreed to cooperate. The rise of radical Islam has emerged as a threat to the Maldives’ internal stability. From the Maldives, the Prime Minister went on a hectic five hour trip to Colombo where he took part in wide-ranging discussions. He visited the St Anthony’s Church which was one of the scenes of this year’s Easter Sunday (April 21) massacre by radical Islamists. He met the entire Sri Lankan Cabinet, the chief ministers of all the nine provinces, former president Mahinda Rajapaksa and the representatives of Sri Lankan Tamils. As Sri Lanka was recently the target of a major terrorist attack, combatting terrorism naturally came up in a big way in the discussions. Political equations have recently changed in Sri Lanka. Rajapaksa, known for his pronounced pro-China tilt, was defeated by Sirisena in the 2015 elections. But since then they have come close to each other, while Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s relations with Sirisena have cooled off. For a brief period, Sirisena made Rajapaksa Prime Minister by dismissing Wickremesinghe. But his decision was struck down by the Supreme Court as unconstitutional and Wickremesinghe was reinstated. He enjoys a warm relationship with New Delhi. Wickremesinghe tweeted that he wanted India-Sri Lanka cooperation for increasing multilateral investment projects. China has given huge loans to Sri Lanka for building infrastructure facilities. But today it finds itself caught in a debt trap to the Chinese, so much so that it has to take fresh loans from China to repay old debts. Recent developments indicate Rajapaksa has recovered some of his lost ground and may again bid for power, not directly because he is debarred from running for the presidency again but through his brother Gotabaya, a former Defence Secretary who took a prominent part in crushing the LTTE. India has to keep a close watch on political developments in Sri Lanka and keep channels of communications open with all the major players. It will be unwise for New Delhi to put all its eggs in one basket. The challenge India faces from China is on two fronts – military and economic. To meet the security threat, India has to increase and deepen its military cooperation with neighbouring countries. But the economic challenge is much bigger. India cannot take the place of China as a donor country to meet the growth requirements of her neighbours. But this is exactly what she has to do checkmate China’s policy of economic colonialism which has already succeeded to a great extent. And, India has to do it at a time when her own economy is not in the pink of health. Unemployment is highest in the last 45 years, GDP growth is falling, the industrial production rate is decelerating, and an acute water crisis threatens to be permanent due to climate change. Still, India has to find the wherewithal to help her neighbours to help herself. This will be a big challenge for the Prime Minister in the field of foreign policy in the next five years. (The views expressed are strictly personal)last_img read more

High Tide signs letter of intent with Ontario cannabis store lottery winner

CALGARY — High Tide Inc. has signed a letter of intent to acquire a minority interest in one of the lottery winners selected to apply for one of the first 25 cannabis retail licences in Ontario.Financial terms of the agreement between the unidentified winner and High Tide weren’t disclosed by the company, which has seven Canna Cabana cannabis stores in Alberta.High Tide says the letter of intent includes the acquisition of a minority interest in the Ontario lottery winner and the option to acquire a greater interest in the future. Ontario won’t allow private cannabis retailers to offer click-and-collect service ‘People are asking for millions’: Inside the legally fraught mad scramble to woo Ontario’s pot lottery winners Ontario announces winners of cannabis retail lottery, no known names emerge victorious Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario held a lottery last month to choose the 25 entities that would be eligible to apply for the first 25 retail licences to open cannabis stores in the province in April.High Tide is an Alberta-based company focused on the manufacturing and wholesale distribution of smoking accessories and cannabis lifestyle products.“The winner was looking for a strong partner and we are grateful that High Tide was selected to help them achieve their goals,” High Tide chief executive Raj Grover said in a statement. read more

Johnnys Back The latest HSE ad for condoms is pretty funny

first_img(YouTube: Think Contraception)THE THINK CONTRACEPTION campaign has launched its latest television ad and it features some pretty cringe stuff – all based on true stories.The HSE Crisis Pregnancy Programme initiative hopes the commercial will encourage younger people to carry condoms with them.The theme of this year’s ad focuses on stories of awkward sexual (or near-sexual) experiences that didn’t quite work out as planned.According to the makers, the message is:It may not happen for you every time, but when it does – Johnny’s got you covered.The campaign will be live on television for about four weeks from today. It will also be shown in cinemas over the next two months. Online ads will be visible on Facebook, YouTube, RTÉ and TV3 during the same period.Commenting on the new advert, Dr. Stephanie O’Keeffe, HSE National Director of the Health and Wellbeing Division in the HSE, said:The new Think Contraception campaign promotes consistent use of contraception, particularly condoms, to address the issue of unplanned pregnancy and to combat the high numbers of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among the 20-29 age group. We are confident that this new campaign delivers the key message to the target audience in a fun and entertaining way.‘Johnny’, who represents the safety and reassurance of using a condom, will be making special appearances around Dublin’s city centre tomorrow.More: Most people in Ireland have never had a sexual health testRelated: This is the condom ad banned in Pakistan for being “too racy”Read: Ronaldinho has released his own range of condomslast_img read more

Venizelos announces congress that may define PASOKs future

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram PASOK will hold a make-or-break congress in February, when its president, Evangelos Venizelos, will attempt to shape the Socialist group in his vision but only if he manages to fend off the rising opposition to his leadership within the party. “Our aim is to transform PASOK into a modern, institutional, democratic party,” Venizelos said on Thursday during a meeting of the Socialists’ political and organizational secretariat. “We want a PASOK that will not represent the rearguard forces of supposed leftism, which represent privileges and reactionary behavior,” Venizelos added in a clear dig at SYRIZA, which outpaced the Socialists at this summer’s national elections. An opinion poll conducted by VPRC and published on Thursday made appalling reading for Venizelos as it ranked PASOK as Greece’s sixth party with just 5.5 percent support. After two bruising elections, PASOK garnered 12.3 percent in the June elections, when it was third. The VPRC poll showed that this position has been taken by the far-right Golden Dawn, which gathered 14 percent of support in the survey. New Democracy was second with 27 percent and SYRIZA first with 31.5 percent. During Thursday’s meeting, it emerged that several of PASOK’s 33 MPs want the party to take a more active role in the coalition government. Venizelos had prevented any of the party’s lawmakers from joining the Cabinet following the June elections. Venizelos also gave clear public backing to Prime Minister Antonis Samaras. “He speaks on behalf of all us, he speaks on behalf of the country,” he told PASOK members ahead of Samaras’s appearance at the European Union leaders’ summit. However, several MPs expressed concern at Thursday’s talks about the way PASOK is being run, reflecting a discontent with Venizelos’s leadership that peaked with his awkward handling of the memory stick containing the details of some 2,000 Greek depositors at the Geneva branch of HSBC. Source: Kathimerinilast_img read more

Owens vs Cesaro added to 823 WWE SummerSlam PPV

first_img Cesaro Hopeful WWE Will Reunite The Bar Videos Articles Pinterest Facebook Match announced for next week’s 205 Live, 8-Man Elimination from TLC PPV in 2015 Vince McMahon Sends Supportive Message To Roman Reigns Twitter Shawn Michaels Netflix announces season three of GLOW set to premiere Friday, August 9 WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins Madison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman Reigns Ronda Rousey Seth Rollins As announced on last night’s 8/13 WWE Smackdown on Syfy, Kevin Owens vs. Cesaro has been added to the 8/23 WWE Summerslam PPV from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Updated card for the show is as follows:* Wrestlemania 30 Return Match: The Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar w/Paul Heyman* Title for Title: WWE World Champion Seth Rollins vs. WWE United States Champion John Cena* Family vs. Family: Roman Reigns & Dean Ambrose vs. The Wyatt Family* Triple Threat Trios Match: Team Bella vs. Team B.A.D. vs. PCB* Triple Threat Match, WWE Intercontinental Title: Ryback (c) vs. The Miz vs. The Big Show* Kevin Owens vs. Cesaro* Neville & “Arrow” star Stephen Amell vs. Stardust & King Barrett* Fatal 4-Way, WWE Tag Team Titles: The Prime-Time Players (c’s) vs. The New Day vs. Los Matadores vs. The Lucha DragonsSource: WWE.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Lists The Shields Top 10 WinsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:07Loaded: 100.00%0:07Remaining Time -0:23 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the listcenter_img Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Google+ WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WrestleMania Could Be Biggest Ever Now Playing Up Next Charlotte Flair vs. Becky Lynch added to WWE Hell in a Cell PPV on September 16last_img read more

Swim advisory issued for South Beach Key Biscayne after high bacteria levels

first_imgMIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – A swim advisory has been placed in effect Friday night for parts of South Beach and Key Biscayne.The swim advisory was posted for parts of South Pointe Park on South Beach and Crandon North Beach in Key Biscayne.Water samples in those areas have come back with levels of bacteria that were higher than acceptable .The Florida Department of Health is urging people to stay out of the water until further notice.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Windsor Place Of Wilmington Offers FREE Programs This February Public Welcome

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The following events are FREE and OPEN TO ALL (regardless of age) at Windsor Place of Wilmington (92 West Street) this February:Every Wednesday in FebruaryNew to the calendar: Interfaith Bible Study9:30 am, PubReverend Travis Bonnette-Kim, from Wilmington’s United Methodist Church, will be coming in each Wednesday morning to lead a Interfaith Bible Study group.Tuesday, February 5Music Program: Dan Hart, guitar and vocals2:30 pm, Activity RoomDan Hart is a singer and guitarist with a repertoire of hundreds of songs from the 1920s through the 1970s. He has performed professionally for more than 30 years from coast to coast and in Europe. Whether on stage or strolling with his guitar, his music and personality have won loyal audiences everywhere. His ever-growing repertoire is entirely memorized; you won’t see him with a music sheet!Thursday, February 7VoxxLife Balance Presentation11:00 am, Activity RoomCould your balance be improved? Join us for a half-hour presentation about Voxxlife and the products they offer such as their socks, which can help improve balance and stability, and help with pain relief.Friday, February 15Gary Hylander LectureTopic: 1919 @ 10011:00 am, Activity RoomGary Hylander holds a Doctorate in Presidential History and is a scholar entirely impassioned by his subject matter. He makes U.S. history come alive. This month’s topic is: 1919 @ 100. This year marks the centennial of the calendar year 1919. Following the end of the Great War of 1914-1918, America was rocked by labor unrest and bombings. A Red Scare swept the nation. What sinister forces were behind the Black Sox World Series Scandal? A fatal influenza epidemic overwhelmed the resources of the medical community. Women voted, bobbed their hair and smoked in public. World War I was where the nineteenth and twentieth centuries parted ways. In the 1920 election, presidential nominee, Warren Harding, campaigned on a return to “normalcy.”Wednesday, February 20Steps in Time Dance program with Michael Windward2:45 pm, Activity RoomMichael Winward, an independent dance artist, will be coming by for another afternoon of ballroom dancing. With influences in American-style ballroom, ballet and contemporary dance practices, his work places a strong focus on building connections. Connection to one’s body, one’s self, one’s audience; connection between dance partners, connection within and across communities. In 2016, Michael founded Steps in Time, a program that brings ballroom dance workshops to senior communities. Ballroom dancing provides incredible benefits to older adults. It encourages good posture and it provides low-impact, cardiovascular exercise. All are welcome, whether you’d like to participate or just spectate!Thursday, February 21New performer: Music Program: Roald Wilson, various instruments2:30 pm, Activity RoomMulti-talented musician Roald Wilson will delight you with music from around the world playing rare and unusual musical instruments. He has been building, playing and teaching every musical instrument known to mankind for over 40 years and has performed on over 200 different instruments.(NOTE: The above information is from Windsor Place of Wilmington.)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… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Tuesday, February 5, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”Windsor Place Of Wilmington Offers FREE Programs This September (Public Welcome)In “Community”Windsor Place Of Wilmington Offers FREE Programs This July (Public Welcome)In “Community”last_img read more

GM recalls 160000 pickup trucks in Canada for fire risks nothing announced

first_img 1 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 RST: Gaining more street cred Now playing: Watch this: Share your voice 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 RST 4:13 2019 Chevy Silverado 2.7T review: Turbo tradeoffs Tags Enlarge ImageIf GM is finding smoking and melting in US trucks’ rear defrosters, even if there’s a far lower risk of a fire, certainly that should warrant a recall on the other side of the border. Chevrolet The latest General Motors recall affects a decent chunk of trucks in Canada, and while the US and Canada tend to share models between the two nations, it doesn’t seem like GM is ready to announce a similar recall in the truck-hungry US market just yet.GM issued a recall in Canada for approximately 160,000 examples of the 2014-2018 Chevy Silverado, the 2015-2018 Chevy Silverado HD, the 2014-2018 GMC Sierra and the 2015-2019 GMC Sierra HD. The recall notice on Transport Canada’s website does not mention if specific VIN or production ranges are affected.The issue stems from trucks equipped with a power sliding rear window. In these vehicles, the circuit overseeing the rear window defroster might overheat. If this happens, it might create some smoke, melt some components or even start a fire. Because of the risk of injury associated with the defect, a recall was initiated.As for the fix, General Motors is still working on a final corrective action, which will likely involve some degree of part replacement. In the meantime, owners have been instructed to take their trucks to dealerships, where technicians will pull the defroster’s fuse, rendering it inoperable. Thankfully, it’s not winter right now. Owners will receive an initial notification for the stopgap repair, with a second notification to follow when a permanent fix is found.What’s interesting is that this has not spurred a similar recall in the US, but that doesn’t mean GM isn’t looking into it. “In rare instances, areas of high electric resistance on the rear defrost circuit, caused in part by mechanical stress from opening and closing the rear power window, intrusion of debris and high usage of the rear defroster may, over time, generate heat which could melt the areas surrounding the circuit,” said a GM spokesperson in an emailed statement. “In very rare instances, this heat could cause a non-propagating fire, smoke, and melting. GM is continuing its investigation for similar vehicles sold in the US, however, allegations of fires stemming from this condition are rare and, when investigated, GM has found evidence of smoke and localized melting conditions, but no fire propagation. Further, the rate of occurrence in the Canadian vehicle population, given the climate and usage patterns, is significantly higher than the rate of occurrence in the US.”Originally published July 12, 8:08 a.m. PT.Update, 9:14 a.m.: Added manufacturer statement. Trucks Car Industry More about 2019 Chevrolet Silverado Preview • 2019 Chevy Silverado: Tougher, lighter, techier 2020 Chevy Silverado Diesel first drive: A smooth and torquey operator Review • 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 review Chevrolet GMC Recalls 63 Photos More From Roadshow Comment 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 first drive: Diesel power and upgraded techlast_img read more

August Smart Lock Pro 165 for the best smart lock with pro

first_img Amazon Prime August Amazon See also Amazon Prime Day 2019: The best deals Comment 34 Photos Amazon Prime Day Prime Day 2019: The leftovers Walmart’s final day of anti-Prime Day deals After Amazon Prime Day 2019: You can still snag deals on the Echo and Echo Dot 4 great cheap deals you can get anytime Amazon Prime Day 2019: Fire TV deals end, but Roku discounts still going strong Amazon Prime Day 2019: The best deals on Chromebooks, gaming laptops and MacBooks Post-Prime Day deals from Vizio: Save up to $1,200 on TVs, $200 on an Atmos sound barcenter_img Smart Home Tags Tyler Lizenby/CNET Amazon just made it easier to get your hands on the best smart lock available. Normally $280, the silver version of the August Smart Lock Pro with the August Connect Wi-Fi wall adapter is going for $165 on Prime Day.This lock has been our favorite since it came out in 2017 for a few reasons. It’s one of the few locks that works with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Apple HomeKit right out of the box. It lets you use your original key since it installs over the interior latch of your deadbolt. August also lets you assign and reclaim as many virtual keys as you want, which makes it easy to manage access for babysitters, relatives or anyone you want to let into your home. SEE IT AT AMAZONWhat’s also great about this deal is that Amazon is throwing in free expert installation. That will normally cost $108 if you buy that service from Amazon directly. That makes this one of the best smart home deals we’ve seen so far today.You can also get the dark grey version of the lock for $175, also with installation included. That’s a $212 deal.If you’re looking for more smart home deals for Prime Day, we’re updating a master list today and tomorrow as new offers pop up. You can also check in with the best Amazon Prime Day deals across categories, which we’re also keeping fresh with new deals once we find them.  1 Share your voicelast_img read more

Eoin Morgan out of World Cup England captain suffers fracture days before

first_imgEoin Morgan suffered a fracture in his fingerReutersEngland’s hopes of finally ending their World Cup drought in 2019 may have suffered a major jolt with their captain and key middle order batsman Eoin Morgan sustaining an injury. The skipper of arguably the strongest English team to compete in a World Cup has something described as “small flake fracture.”The authorities though, are very optimistic and have suggested that the Irish-turned-English cricketer will fully recover from the injury before the tournament begins. England play the opening match of the World Cup against South Africa on May 30 at The Oval in London.The left-handed batsman sustained the injury while practicing slip catching during a team training session at the Ageas Bowl – the venue for the home team’s first practice game against Australia, in the run-up to the World Cup. England are the favourites to win the World CupReutersNot only is Morgan a central figure in the new batting style that England have adopted since the 2015 World Cup, where they look to be aggressive throughout the innings and not let bowlers settle down, his captaincy has been cited as the major reason for the turnaround that England have experienced in their performances since the last edition of ICC’s biggest ODI event four years ago. When some people complained about the three lions batting recklessly and not showing enough intelligence, Morgan defended the approach as a step to get his team in the mind-set for scoring at high run-rates.Though the England ODI captain has been projected to fully recover from the injury to play in the opening match of the ICC event, he will be kept out of the first warm-up game. The new format of the World Cup sees each team from among the 10 playing against every other side. The top four teams in the points table will proceed to the semis and then the Final. England are regarded as the hot favourites. Haiving lost in three World Cup Finals, they are keen to finally get their hands on the trophy.last_img read more

Nigeria newspaper editor shot in highway attack

first_img Top Stories Security agencies and thugs routinely harass and beat journalists in Nigeria. Eighteen journalists have been killed in Nigeria since 1992, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Check your body, save your life LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) – The managing director and editor-in-chief of the Nigerian Compass daily newspaper has been shot during an attack in the country’s southwest.The newspaper said in a statement Tuesday that Sina Kawonise was shot in the leg in the attack Monday while traveling through Osun state. The newspaper said a police officer traveling with him also was shot. Both survived.Mohammed Garba, the president of the Nigerian Union of Journalists, said he was aware of the attack, but didn’t believe it involved politics as others were violently robbed along the same highway at the same time. However, the newspaper said Kawonise recently received unspecified threats over the Internet. Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvementcenter_img Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Sponsored Stories Parents, stop beating yourself up Arizona families, Arizona farms: providing the local community with responsibly produced dairy Comments   Share   last_img read more

Mortgage Rates Rise Slightly This Week Zillow

first_img Adjustable-Rate Mortgage Agents & Brokers Debt Crisis Euro European Union Housing Affordability Investment Investors Lenders & Servicers Mortgage Rates Processing Service Providers Zillow 2012-01-24 Ryan Schuette in Data, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing, Technology After falling to new lows last week, interest rates for 30-year fixed-rate mortgages climbed to 3.82 percent, real estate Web site “”Zillow””:http://www.zillow.com/ said Tuesday.[IMAGE]The Web site polled anonymous quotes from online users to release the latest Zillow Mortgage Marketplace, which it offers weekly.[COLUMN_BREAK]While the 30-year loan averaged 3.8 percent, the 15-year fixed-rate mortgage hovered around 3.12 percent.Rates for 5-year and 1-year adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs) meanwhile went to 2.76 percent.””The 30-year fixed mortgage rate rose above 3.8 percent last week as more lenders increased their prices to cover a government-mandated fee on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac loans,”” “”Erin Lantz””:http://www.zillow.com/profile/Erin-Lantz/, director of Zillow Mortgage Marketplace, said in a statement.””The new fee was voted on by Congress late last year to pay for the extension of a payroll tax deduction and federal unemployment benefits,”” she added, saying that while the fee does not take effect until April 2012, “”lenders already are incorporating it into their rates to cover for future closings.””Mortgage rates have remained near all-time lows as investors continue to flee from European markets, which remain afflicted by concerns over their debt crises. January 24, 2012 434 Views center_img Mortgage Rates Rise Slightly This Week: Zillow Sharelast_img read more

Topdeck Travel has promoted Charles Knowlton to th

first_imgTopdeck Travel has promoted Charles Knowlton to the role of Global General Manager. Until recently, Knowlton was the General Manager Tour Operations North America, Australia and New Zealand, leading the team and setting a clear strategic path for operations in these destinations.“We’re extremely excited and proud to have Charles as part of our Global Leadership Team and look forward to his continued leadership and passion for the Topdeck brand, taking it to new heights,” said Global Managing Director Janine Salame.“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Charles since 2015, a truly humble, consistent and authentic leader who believes in the betterment of his people and their growth. Charles has earned respect and credibility at all levels of the business, and across the globe within the North America, UK, and Australian teams.Knowlton has had an impressive fifteen-year career in the travel and touring sector beginning his journey in 2004 as a Trip Leader, guiding customers through national parks across the US.In 2012 he relocated to London to become Topdeck’s Business Development Manager, was quickly promoted to International Sales Manager, and eventually took on a role as Brand Manager in 2013, where he played a pivotal role in launching Topdeck’s North America program.In 2016, Topdeck made the move to operate directly in North America and took Knowlton on the journey, appointing him as General Manager Tour Operations for the region. After two successful seasons managing in-market operations relationships, Knowlton became Topdeck’s General Manager Tour Operations for both North America and Australia/New Zealand. appointmentsTopdeck Travellast_img read more

Genetic variant makes Cypriots drink less

first_imgCYPRUS has the lowest rate of alcohol consumption among 56 countries, at 0.64 units per week, according to a British Health Journal study.The genetic variant that lowers people’s alcohol consumption was highest among Cypriots at 37 per cent compared to other participants that ranged from 4 to 20 per cent. Over 260,000 people were involved including 12 groups from the UK, 11 in the US, one in Australia, six in Russia and Eastern Europe and 24 in different European countries including Cyprus.Results showed that a reduction in alcohol consumption could be linked to improved cardiovascular health such as lower blood pressure, body mass index and a reduced risk of coronary heart disease.This challenges previous results that said consuming light-to-moderate amounts of alcohol (12-25 units per week) may have a protective effect on cardiovascular health.Carriers of the particular gene drank on average 17.2 per cent fewer units of alcohol per week compared to non carriers, and had 0.9 times less risk of coronary artery disease.However carriers metabolise alcohol at a slower rate leaving them more susceptible to symptoms such as dizziness and puking after drinking which is linked to less alcohol consumption in the long term.The research was led by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine with University College London and University of Pennsylvania.There were 1,106 Cypriot participants aged 40 years old or more from two areas in Cyprus.You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Search For 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndoUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoIsraeli rape suspects freed, woman who alleged assault arrested (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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