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first_imgEasyJet pilots in nude fundraising calendar for NSE Advertisement Pilots at low-cost airline EasyJet have appeared in a “cheeky” 2005 calendar wearing little more than Santa hats (on their heads) to raise funds for the company’s charity of their year, the National Society for Epilepsy (NSE).The calendar is on sale online for £9.99 at the NSE’s Web site. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  39 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 1 January 2005 | News Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Tradinglast_img read more


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first_img Read Full Story When it comes to statistical analysis, “context matters,” according to Jesse Berlin. “Different people look at the same data and come to different conclusions.”This was one of the issues discussed by Berlin, ScD ’88, in a talk about challenges he’s encountered as a biostatistician on October 31, 2013 in FXB-G13 at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH).Berlin was on campus to receive the Lagakos Distinguished Alumni Award, which recognizes biostatistics alumni whose research in statistical theory and application, leadership in biomedical research, and commitment to teaching have had a major impact on the theory and practice of statistical science. The award was established to honor the career of Stephen Lagakos, an international leader in biostatistics and AIDS research, and former HSPH professor of biostatistics and chair of the department, who died in a car accident in 2009.Berlin has worked in both academia and in industry. He served on the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania for 15 years, became senior director of statistical science at Johnson & Johnson in 2004, and now is vice president of epidemiology at Janssen Research & Development, LLC, a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary.last_img read more


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first_imgThis week, the focus turns to the award that essentially rewards the top quarterback in the NFL in a given season — league MVP.  Three quarterbacks have emerged as the strongest candidates through the first half of the season based on how much they’ve carried their teams, but now a fourth — the reigning MVP, no less — is set to return to make up some major ground.From the best to the worst current starters for every team, let the debate continue.WEEK 10 NFL PICKS: Against the spread | Straight upNFL quarterback power rankings Week 101. Russell Wilson, Seahawks (last week: 2)Wilson has played spectacular football and is long overdue for a Seattle reign as MVP. With their lingering defensive issues and running game not being quite as a reliable, the Seahawks’ playoff hopes rest mostly on his arm and legs. The 49ers present a big chance to pad his lead.2. Deshaun Watson, Texans (3)Watson did get some more help from his running game and defense in Week 9 before the bye, but he’s provided plenty of razzle and dazzle to lift his team back to first place in the AFC South.3. Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs (not ranked)Mahomes is trending toward a return from knee injury with his full practice week and can pick up where he left off picking apart an injury-riddled Titans defense. He has two games of lost production for which to make up, but we know he can get hot in a hurry to put up more undeniable numbers and jaw-dropping plays.4. Lamar Jackson, Ravens (9)Jackson got the biggest win of his young career by passing and running the Ravens to a rout of the Patriots. He’s a gamer and a winner, and although Baltimore’s defense has figured out more things of late, the team wouldn’t be in first place in the AFC North without everything he’s done, including a key win vs. Wilson.5. Aaron Rodgers, Packers (1)Rodgers had some MVP momentum going into Week 10 after his two biggest games under Matt LaFleur, but then came the rough game in the loss at the Chargers. He’s doing his best to lift a limited receiving corps led by a limited Davante Adams. He will look to get well in a big way back in Green Bay.NFL POWER RANKINGS49ers, Saints jump Patriots; Ravens, Seahawks pass Packers for Week 106. Drew Brees, Saints (4)With the five games lost to his right thumb injury — all Saints wins — Brees, who has never won the MVP, will be more concerned about working on getting another Super Bowl MVP later with a contender that might be stronger than last year’s NFC runner-up.7. Dak Prescott, Cowboys (6)Prescott is on the fringe of the MVP conversation as he’s also playing at a high level. What’s hurt him are losses to Rodgers’ Packers and the Brees-less Saints. He has plenty of big-game chances ahead, however, with the Vikings, Patriots and Rams left.8. Tom Brady, Patriots (5)Brady is trying to lift an offense that has a struggling power running game and no true downfield threats in the passing game. He’ll be the first to admit he hasn’t played nearly his best, but his average is still better than most of the league.9. Carson Wentz, Eagles (11)Wentz’s season doesn’t have gaudy numbers and the Eagles are only 5-4, but his tough, gritty play in a compressed passing game continues to impress as a old-school quarterback ideal for colder-weather success.10. Matthew Stafford, Lions (8)Stafford has everything on him with the Lions’ defense and running game offering nothing toward their bottom line. He’s dealing well all over the field at the highest level of his career.11. Kirk Cousins, Vikings (7)Cousins has played very well playing off the running game but had a bit of a cool off with his downfield passing against the Chiefs. He also could use to raise his play in bigger games, because he’s still at his best ripping apart weaker teams.12. Jimmy Garoppolo, 49ers (10)Jimmy G’s explosion in prime-time against the Cardinals reminded everyone he’s a lot more playmaker than caretaker for the NFL’s only undefeated team. He take that up a notice with another national night game vs the Seahawks on Monday.13. Matt Ryan, Falcons (12)Ryan should return from his ankle injury to face the rival Saints. He has done his best to keep Atlanta in games knowing it can’t run well and its defense consistently gives up big plays and big leads.14. Derek Carr, Raiders (15)Carr has been super-efficient all season and there are no more questions about how he meshes with Jon Gruden and the Raiders’ offense, given he’s doing this without Antonio Brown and with a committee of versatile receivers. He’s a pretty good reason why they’re 5-4, fresh off the winning comeback he led against the Chargers.15. Jacoby Brissett, Colts (14)Brissett might play through his knee injury against the Dolphins. With his mental and physical toughness, the Colts couldn’t have asked for much more than what he’s doing in their strong support system. He’s done plenty to prove he was worthy of being extended as the starter.NFL BACKUP QB QUIZ:Can you name your favorite team’s second-stringer?16. Jared Goff, Rams (16)Goff returns from a bye without wide receiver Brandin Cooks and faces a make-or-break second half featuring a slew of tough defensive matchups, starting with the Steelers.17. Kyler Murray, Cardinals (17)Murray has had some terrific games as a rookie like the one against the 49ers to prove the Cardinals got it right by pairing him with Kliff Kingsbury. The passing game is very friendly for his talents, and his running should be more effective with David Johnson back.18. Philip Rivers, Chargers (18)What was that? Rivers had every opportunity to rip apart a weak Raiders’ pass defense and ended up having one of his classic mistake-filled games. He was enjoying career-best play with Anthony Lynn, but now it’s back to some shaky times from San Diego.19. Jameis Winston, Buccaneers (18)Winston did have a turnover in Seattle, but as Bruce Arians pointed out, it was yet another one that wasn’t his fault. He is locked in with Mike Evans and Chris Godwin to think the Bucs should make sure to lock up him as their franchise passer.20. Nick Foles, Jaguars (not ranked)Foles gets the starting gig back from Gardner Minshew after the Week 10 bye, following Minshew’s bad game in Week 9. But there’s no guarantee Foles will be better than Minshew was in most of the games he played since Week 1.21. Baker Mayfield, Browns (19)Mayfield gets propped up here again by considering the physical talent he still has and there were more signs of him breaking a sophomore season-long slump during a tough matchup in Denver. There’s still time to restore some good vibes as now the playoffs aren’t a concern.22. Josh Allen, Bills (23)Allen has held steady with slight improvement from his rookie season but the defense and running game are way more responsible for having the Bills playoff positioned. He’ll need to raise his game in the second half for them to nail down the wild card.23. Kyle Allen, Panthers (27)Allen has done well to help Carolina win when Christian McCaffrey is making things easier with big runs and catches and the defense is creating shorter fields with takeaways. It’s now on him to help them come through against tougher competition such as the Packers, now that he has an extended audition for the job with Cam Newton on IR.24. Ryan Tannehill, Titans (20)Tannehill is back to being the usual inconsistent thrill ride, athletic playmaker who can turn ineffective passer at any moment. He’s still a huge improvement, which doesn’t bode well for the NFL future of Marcus Mariota.25. Daniel Jones, Giants (22)Sometimes in quarters, Danny throws dimes. Other times, he gets confused by the nickel package and his coin tosses become turnovers. Our two cents is that he’s still a promising rookie who will keep learning from mistakes.NFL MOCK DRAFT 2020: Which three QBs go in Round 1?26. Ryan Fitzpatrick, Dolphins (29)Fitzpatrick was trending toward getting Miami in the win column and it had to be sweet to do that against one of his many former teams, the Jets. He’s still the same old (emphasis on old) gunslinger.27. Mason Rudolph, Steelers (25)Rudolph has done his best to guide Pittsburgh’s sleigh without Ben Roethlisberger, but there’s still not a comfort level he should be Big Ben’s full-time successor as he can quickly fall into a checkdown shell.28. Sam Darnold, Jets (26)Darnold isn’t hitting on the shorter or longer passes like we thought he could in a potential breakout season under Adam Gase, stuck in intermediate or interception mode. He needs to finish strong against a very easy schedule to take key positives into Year 3.29. Mitchell Trubisky, Bears (29)Trubisky doesn’t want the televisions on at Halas Hall because he doesn’t want to hear anything about the way he’s struggling. Our guess is he probably gets plenty of that already from coach Matt Nagy.30. Brandon Allen, Broncos (32)Allen made it three victorious Allens with a pretty good playmaker-facilitating performance against the Browns. It will be interesting to see if Allen can keep the job ahead of a healthy Drew Lock.31. Ryan Finley, Bengals (not ranked) Finley did perform well in the preseason and had a good career at NC State and will be the fourth NFL starter from that program when he takes the field against the Ravens, but we know that’s a very tough first game.32. Dwayne Haskins, Redskins (31)Haskins looks like he might get an extended look after the bye. The limited playing time so far has been rough, but maybe a full trial by fire to end his rookie season is exactly what he needs to improve vastly for Year 2. Ranking NFL quarterbacks has never been more difficult. The league has never seen so many good passers (and runners) at the position as it has in 2019, from rising young stars to accomplished veterans with plenty of above-average players in between.Because our preseason rankings weren’t enough, we will keep doing weekly updates based on the natural fluctuation of football’s most important position.last_img read more


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first_imgIn this Jan. 20, 1980, file photo, Los Angeles Rams running back Wendell Tyler (26) is thrown for 4-yard loss by Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Jack Lambert (58) as Steelers; L.C. Greenwood (68), Gary Dunn (67) and Joe Greene (75) during first quarter of Super Bowl XIV at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo/File)PITTSBURGH (AP) — Four decades ago, the Pittsburgh Steelers put the finishing touches on the foundation of a dynasty.Already an emerging power in 1974, the Steelers selected wide receivers Lynn Swann and John Stallworth, linebacker Jack Lambert and center Mike Webster in the first five rounds of the 1974 draft.All four retired with a fistful of Super Bowl rings. All four have their busts in the Hall of Fame.“It is, by far, the greatest draft in NFL history,” current Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said. “Our hats are off to Art Rooney Jr., Dick Haley and Bill Nunn. Coach Chuck Noll and his staff have to be applauded, and we will certainly be thinking about that group as we get into this draft.”No pressure or anything.The Steelers aren’t quite the budding dynasty they were 40 years ago, not after consecutive 8-8 seasons. Still, after a 6-2 finish and with nine selections in what Colbert called the deepest draft he’s seen in 30 years, there is cause for optimism.Pittsburgh is stuck in the middle of the first round at No. 15. Colbert doesn’t see that as a hindrance to getting the  impact player that can lift the Steelers back into contention after spending the last two Januarys watching the playoffs from home.“The player that is going to be available to us at 15 in years past, you may have had to been picking at seven or maybe eight to get the same quality of a player,” Colbert said. “There are easily 15 players available that we will be very happy with if we are able to pick them.”Five things to look for as the Steelers try to recapture a little bit of the magic the franchise found two generations ago:STAYING PUT: Colbert isn’t big on moving up in the draft, instead preferring to stick to the script and see what’s available when the Steelers are on the clock. Considering the depth of this draft, he has already ruled out Pittsburgh trying to get into the top 10. That doesn’t mean the Steelers won’t listen if the phone rings with a team offering an extra pick or two to move up to No. 15.“The more picks the merrier,” he said.Pittsburgh last traded its first-round pick in 2001, when it flipped positions with the New York Jets and ended up taking five-time Pro Bowl nose tackle Casey Hampton, adding two more draft picks in the process.WIDE OPEN: While the team signed free agent wide receivers Darrius Heyward-Bey and Lance Moore to offset the departures of Jerricho Cotchery and Emmanuel Sanders, the one thing they lack is a red zone target capable of using his size to get position.Enter Allen Robinson? The 6-foot-3 former Penn State star is projected as a second-round pick, and the Steelers have never hesitated to mine the Nittany Lions for talent.MONITORING THE CORNER: A changing of the guard is underway at cornerback. Veteran Ike Taylor signed a new — and deeply discounted — deal in the offseason after ceding his spot as the team’s top defensive back last fall to Cortez Allen. The Steelers need size and speed in the secondary after finishing outside the top 10 in yards allowed for the first time this millennium.Pittsburgh hasn’t taken a cornerback in the first round since Chad Scott in 1997. With Taylor in the final stages of his career and nickel back William Gay better suited for the slot, it might be time to find Taylor’s heir apparent, perhaps as high as the first round.HELP WANTED LINE: Free agency hit Pittsburgh’s defensive line the hardest. Ziggy Hood — a former first-round pick who never quite lived up to expectations — left. So did Al Woods, while longtime end Brett Keisel remains unsigned after his contract expired.While Colbert said the door isn’t closed on a possible return by Keisel, the Steelers need to get younger and more athletic along the line.“We’ve lost more than we have added,” coach Mike Tomlin said. “Hopefully, with this weekend and beyond, we will rectify that.”LENGTHY PROCESS: Consider the Steelers fans of the NFL’s decision to push the draft back from April to May.“We got an opportunity to probably lay more eyes on more guys throughout the process, and get out,” Tomlin said. “I know I probably got to more pro days this year than I have in the past. I think the additional time created more of an opportunity for that as well.”___AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.orglast_img read more


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first_imgThe Old Guys, popping the top on the champagne celebration, includes, back row, L-R, Sachi Del-Snively, Brandon Sauer, Marley Foot, Alexi St. Jean-Duncan, Chris Rodman.Front, Tristan Martin-Preney, Matthew Fuhr, Taylor Russell, Tyler Anderson, Rick Rodman and (green shirt) keeper Keith Williams. The Old Guys looked more like the young guys in capturing the Leo’s Men’s Open City League Soccer title Saturday at the Lakeside Pitch.Thanks to the man-of-the-match goalkeeping by Keith Williams and the only goal by Marley Foot, the Old Guys topped Kootenay Co-op 1-0 to capture the playoff crown.Mallard’s Source for Sports would like to add to the celebrations with Team of the Week honours.last_img


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first_imgMaking contraception available to 200 million women who want access remains a controversial issue. (Image: DFID) International Planned Parenthood Federation Africa Region +254(20)2720 280 [email protected] • The fight to stop teenage pregnancy • Mama puts power in mom’s hands • Taking the risk out of giving birth • Sanitary pad project gives poor and rural girls dignity • Yvonne urges women to aim high Sulaiman PhilipOn the sidelines of the recently concluded US-Africa summit in Washington DC, American First Lady Michelle Obama met the spouses of the visiting heads of state. Obama highlighted the importance of extending to women the rights that men take for granted. She expressed the belief that famine and disease would be checked only if women – and girls – were given full access to education.“Until we value women and girls, we won’t tackle those other problems. Until we prioritise our girls and understand that they are as important and that their education is as important as the education of our sons, then we will have lots of work to do,” Obama said.Beyond education, on a continent where young girls are often kept uneducated – there are 30 million African girls without access to basic education – and rape is used as a weapon of war, access to contraception is just as important. ‘I Decide’, a campaign of the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) has as its goal the universal availability of education and information about family planning, as well as access to safe abortion. IPPF wants sexual and reproductive rights to be included in the targets that will replace the Millennium Development Goals, which expire next year.The aim is to get 1 000 000 people to attach their signatures to its call to provide access to the 220 million women in the developing world who are denied contraception because of poverty or traditional beliefs about a women’s role. By 2020, the IPPF wants all women to be guaranteed the right to make decisions over their own bodies. Mama Africa sings itYvonne Chaka Chaka is one many women’s rights campaigners who have pledged support for the campaign. In a recent opinion piece she wrote: “Investing in reproductive health is a no-brainer – it benefits individuals, communities, governments, businesses and economies alike. I think it’s time that women and girls had a chance to decide for themselves. Part of the campaign is urging world leaders to put sexual and reproductive health and rights at the heart of global development.”In Dakar, the imams call it family spacing, arguing that what is good for the woman is good for society. In Uganda, HIV-positive mother of seven Sarah Arawo would like to not have any more children; but she fears her husband’s anger if she starts using any form of contraception.African women eager to prevent or space pregnancies face the nightmare of a chronic lack of female reproductive health services and taboos around sexuality. Close to half of the births in Africa are unwanted and there were almost 6 million abortions on the continent in 2012, the last year for which statistics are available. Of those, just 3% were done in medical facilities.According to the World Health Organization, one in 26 African women dies from a maternity-related cause; in Europe the number is one in 9 400. In developed countries, 62% of women use some form of contraception, while the number in Africa has hovered around 43% for the last decade. The gap between contraception use in high and low economic sectors in Africa is even more marked – 52% versus 35%. Young mothers like Edith Amos, 18, deserves the opportunity to determine their own future. Contraceptives give the world’s poorest women the power to decide if and when to have another child. (Image: DFID)  Unmet needsIn Uganda, 41% of women who want access to contraception fail to get it. The unmet need in Rwanda is 38% of women; Kenya’s is 25%. On average, African women give birth to seven children, which puts a strain on resources in countries that cannot afford them. Dr Moses Muwonge of Uganda’s Ministry of Health warned that the country would continue to fail its women if more resources – money – were not found. “Uganda’s contribution towards funding family planning is negligible. It is less than 5%. Unless donors increase funding, it might not be easy for the country to meet the unmet needs.”In 2012, Melinda Gates pledged a billion dollars towards making affordable lifesaving contraceptive health services available to 120 million women by 2020. This followed her visit to Africa where she heard stories of desperate women unable to get even the most basic contraceptives. “I heard stories of women who snuck away from their husbands to obtain birth control shots at a local clinic, only to be turned away as the clinic had run out of the product. My goal is to get [family planning and birth control] back on the global agenda,” the philanthropist told Newsweek. Pushed by the conservative religious right, the US, the largest donor of health funding to Africa, has been cutting funds to programmes that have been beneficial to women. NGOs that distribute condoms or teach sex education beyond abstinence have seen funding dry up. In 2012, there was a 48% increase in the number of abortions performed in Kenya, where the abstinence movement is active, spurred on by Roman Catholic bishops who counsel against believing in questionable statistics designed to scare them into accepting legalised abortion.While religious leaders – Christian and Muslim especially – argue against contraception, some national governments are waking up to the importance of giving women a choice. Nigeria’s population will exceed 240 million by 2050, and most of that population is likely to be poverty stricken. In a nation where the biblical edict to be fruitful and multiply is taken literally, any talk of contraception faces opposition. But President Goodluck Jonathan has come out in support of birth control because of concerns about over-population and poverty.“We are extremely religious people. It is a very sensitive thing, a difficult thing for you to tell any Nigerian to number their children because it is not expected to reject God’s gifts,” Jonathan has written. Education is powerEducating African girls has in it the power to change the continent. The 16 million young girls kept from school to be wives or cheap labour could one day be Africa’s leaders and entrepreneurs. Families too poor to educate their daughters keep tomorrow’s mothers and caregivers in a cycle of poverty that is difficult to escape. Educated girls become women who earn more, delay marriage and have fewer children. They have healthier children and are able to raise themselves and their families out of poverty. The increased number of educated African women – who have become business and political leaders – have helped to grow the economies of the continent and liberalised the political landscape.Along with educational funding for girls, Michelle Obama urged the spouses of Africa’s leaders to recognise their own power. She appealed to them to begin building their own legacies, separate from their husbands. “We have to fight for our girls, the rest will follow.”She reminded the women that their time on Earth was short; that they could give African girls the opportunities they had. To laughter she ended: “And remember, women are smarter than men.”last_img read more


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first_imgA general view of Kansas' football stadium.LAWRENCE, KS – NOVEMBER 04: Memorial Stadium sits empty before the game between the Baylor Bears and the Kansas Jayhawks on November 4, 2017 in Lawrence, Kansas. (Photo by Brian Davidson/Getty Images)Don’t accuse head coach David Beaty of not doing everything he can to rebuild the moribund Kansas program. He’ll even record extremely goofy videos to send to recruits. Jayhawks wide receiver commit Reggie Roberson tweeted a video that was sent to him by Beaty, who rides around on a [email protected]_david My Head Coach lol!#RockChalk #JayCrew17 pic.twitter.com/VlkbOTnWvi— Loading……..™ (@King_Reggiee) June 25, 2016 We’re not sure hoverboard antics are the thing that will get Kansas back to being competitive in the Big 12, but we certainly can’t knock Beaty’s hustle. Not much else is working.MORE FROM COLLEGE SPUN:The 10 Most Aggressive Fan Bases In CFBIn Photos: Golfer Paige SpiranacESPN Makes Decision On Dick Vitalelast_img read more


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first_imgDETROIT – It’s the year of the pickup truck at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit as General Motors, Fiat Chrysler and Ford unveil new trucks in a fast-growing and highly competitive U.S. auto market.Fiat Chrysler will roll out a redesigned Ram truck, while GM’s Chevrolet brand is showing off the new Silverado. It’s the first time in at least 29 years that show organizers can remember two Detroit automakers unveiling new full-size trucks at the same Detroit event. Also, Ford is re-entering the small pickup market with a new version of the Ranger.It’s all happening in a U.S. auto market that’s shrinking but still expected to remain at healthy levels. Last year sales fell 2 per cent to 17.2 million, still near record highs. Analysts expect sales to be just under 17 million in 2018.Here are some of the vehicles being unveiled at the show, which opens to the public on Friday:FORD EDGEFord Motor Co. is introducing a high-performance version of its midsize Edge SUV this summer. The Edge ST is the first Ford SUV to be specially tuned by Ford’s performance team. It has a 2.7-litre, twin-turbocharged V6 engine that puts out 335 horsepower — nearly as much as the base model of the Porsche Cayenne — and 380 pound-feet of torque. That’s paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission; drivers can also manually shift using the wheel-mounted paddle shifters. All-wheel-drive comes standard, and there’s a specially tuned sport suspension.The Edge ST also has special design cues, including a wide mesh grille, 21-inch wheels and “performance blue” paint. The regular Edge also gets an update this summer, with a more efficient 2.0-litre four-cylinder that puts out 250 horsepower and new safety features, including “evasive steering assist,” which uses cameras and radar to detect slower-moving vehicles and helps the driver steer around them. Pricing on the Edge and Edge ST hasn’t yet been released.FORD MUSTANG BULLITTFord Motor Co. is making a special edition Mustang to commemorate the 50th anniversary of “Bullitt,” whose unforgettable car chase scene helped turn the sports car into an icon.The 2019 Mustang Bullitt — due out this summer — will have an upgraded 5.0-litre V8 engine that puts out 475 horsepower. It has a top speed of 163 miles per hour (262 kilometres per hour) and a manual transmission with a white cue-ball shift knob. It’s available in dark highland green, the colour “Bullitt” made famous. It’s also offered in black.This is the first Mustang Bullitt Ford has produced since 2008. Molly McQueen — granddaughter of “Bullitt” star Steve McQueen — introduced the 2019 Mustang Bullitt on Sunday at the Detroit auto show. She said McQueen had his pick of cars for the film, but chose a Mustang GT fastback because it was affordable so audiences could imagine driving it themselves.Ford didn’t say how much the special edition Bullitt will cost.VOLKSWAGEN JETTAVolkswagen’s redesigned Jetta offers more room — and a shot at redemption as the automaker tries to recover from a 2015 emissions-cheating scandal. Already considered roomy for a compact car, the German automaker says the 2019 Jetta “grows outside in every direction” — longer, wider and taller than previous models. VW also aims for a sportier look, with a large front grille, higher chrome quotient and LED lighting. The 1.4-litre engine remains, but the car has a new standard six-speed manual transmission. An eight-speed automatic transmission is optional on the base model. The Jetta’s revamped interior includes a new storage console large enough to fit a standard iPad.The car is among the first of two new models planned this year — and every year for the foreseeable future. Nearly all of the new models, including the Jetta, will come with a six-year, 72,000-mile warranty — double what it has been. The new Jetta goes on sale in the second quarter.MERCEDES G-CLASSMercedes’ boxy-looking G-Class SUV gets a facelift that the company says will boost performance both on and off the road.The company readily admits that its appearance hasn’t changed much in almost four decades. But the 2019 version gets numerous changes including 2 additional inches (5 additional centimetres) of length and 4.8 inches (12 centimetres) of width. That gives the SUV more leg, shoulder and elbow room in the front and rear seats.The G-Class gets a new independent front suspension as well as a new nine-speed automatic transmission. It’s still powered by a 4-litre V8 with 416 horsepower. It also gets new LED headlamps.The new G-Class will go on sale in the U.S. by late 2018, but no specific date was announced, nor pricing or fuel mileage.TOYOTA AVALONToyota has taken the wraps off its revamped Avalon, which features a longer, lower and wider exterior and a rear cabin extends another 7 inches (17.8 centimetres), yet overall height measurements have been trimmed by about an inch (2.5 centimetres).Toyota credits innovative stamping methods that have allowed for shaping complex surfaces, such as door handles designed to coincide with body lines. Inside, the automaker boasts of a “neater” steering wheel, with a smaller switch cluster, enlarged hand grips and cruise control now accessible on the right spoke.The touch screen can be “pinched” or “flicked” like a smartphone. The new Avalon also can connect with a smart watch or Amazon Alexa-enabled device, giving drivers the ability to remotely start the engines, lock or unlock doors or check fuel levels. The car has two new powertrains: a 3.5-litre V6 and 2.5-litre four-cylinder hybrid system. Toyota says both will provide more power with less gas consumption.The Michigan-designed Avalon will arrive in showrooms in late spring.last_img read more


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first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A special air quality statement that was issued by Environment Canada last Wednesday because of a large amount of smoke in the air remains in effect for all of Northeast B.C. today.Last week, officials with the Ministry of Environment said that at this point, it’s not entirely known where the smoke is coming from.Air quality meteorologist Ralph Adams said that the smoke isn’t coming from any local fires in Northeast B.C., but could possibly be coming from fires burning in the Yukon and Northwest Territories, and even as far away as Scandinavia and Siberia. “The view at the moment is that it’s likely coming from there. It’s likely that this smoke is coming from Eurasia, but at this point, there’s no agreement.” A map of the current fire danger rating in B.C. Photo by BC Wildfire Service. A map of the current fire danger rating in B.C. Photo by BC Wildfire Service. A map of all active wildfires on the BC Wildfire Service website shows that no new major fires have erupted in the B.C. Peace and Fort Nelson regions, where the fire danger rating is currently between very low and moderate.Of the fires that have started in Northeast B.C. recently, most are either in unpopulated areas or are less than ten hectares in size.People with pre-existing health conditions, the elderly, infants, children and sensitive individuals are more likely to experience health effects.Individuals may experience symptoms such as increased coughing, throat irritation, headaches or shortness of breath. Children, seniors, and those with cardiovascular or lung disease, such as asthma, are especially at risk. Stay inside if you have breathing difficulties. Find an indoor place that’s cool and ventilated. Using an air conditioner that cools and filters air may help. If you open the windows you may let in more polluted air. If your home isn’t air-conditioned, consider going to a public place (library, shopping mall, recreation centre) that is air-conditioned.Be air aware! Check your local weather forecasts and alerts so you know when to take extra care.For more information on current air quality, see: www.bcairquality.ca.Visit www.airhealth.ca for information on how to reduce your health risk and your personal contribution to pollution levels, as well as for current and forecast AQHI values.last_img read more


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first_imgJammu: Three civilians, including two women, were injured Friday when Pakistani troops targeted forward posts and civilians areas with mortars and small arms firing along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district, drawing strong retaliation from the Indian Army. With Pakistan using heavy weaponry and 120 mm mortar bombs targeting civilian areas, people have been advised to stay indoors, officials said. “At about 0830 hours, Pakistani Army initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by shelling with mortars and firing with small arms along the LoC in Swajian sector of Poonch,” PRO defence said. The Indian Army is effectively retaliating, he said. Three persons, including two women, identified as Tasveer Akhtar, 19, and Shabina Akhtar, 18, of Chapprian village, were injured in the Pakistani shelling and they have been hospitalised, officials said. A house of one Gani Mir suffered damages in Chapprian-Sawjian forward belt, they said. As Pakistani army often targets civilian areas, people of the Chapprian-Sawjian area are demanding construction of bunkers for their safety. We are living along the zero line near the border fencing but have no protective enclosures like bunkers, said Abdul Rashid of Chapprian village. Two persons were injured when Pakistani troops resorted to firing and shelling along the LoC in the forward area in Digwar sector of Poonch last Friday.last_img read more


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