first_imgMadeira Airport has new bust of Cristiano Ronaldo — Madeira Islands (@Madeira) June 17, 2018  The man behind the original design was Madeiran artist Emanuel Santos, who previously worked at the airport in which the statue was revealed. After the widespread criticism of his work, Santos noted that not even Jesus pleased everyone, and subsequently made another attempt at recreating Ronaldo.“It is impossible to please the Greeks and Trojans,” he said. “Neither did Jesus please everyone.“This is a matter of taste, so it is not as simple as it seems. What matters is the impact that this work generated. There is always the possibility of making a difference, I was prepared for all this. I used as a base some photos of Cristiano Ronaldo that I found on the internet, nothing specific. I put the photos next to me and started working on the bust.”Santos also stressed that his efforts were appreciated by the man himself, saying: “I was with the brother at Cristiano’s museum in Madeira and from the messages he sent, I could tell that he liked what he saw.”He only asked for some wrinkles to be changed, that give him a certain expression in his face when he’s about to laugh.”He said it made him look older and asked for it to be thinned out a bit to make it smoother and more jovial. But they gave it the go-ahead before they liked what they saw.”The new bust was unveiled after Ronaldo scored a brilliant hat-trick against Spain in Portugal’s World Cup opener, earning his side a 3-3 draw in an instant tournament classic.The real CR7 will also take on Morocco and Iran in the group stages. Should Portugal repeat their Euro 2016 heroics, Madeira may need to commission a few more Ronaldo busts. Cristiano Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo bust changed at Madeira airport Harry Sherlock Last updated 1 year ago 19:10 6/18/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(3) Cristiano Ronaldo statue Madeira Airport Getty Images Cristiano Ronaldo WTF Portugal v Morocco Iran v Portugal Morocco Portugal Iran World Cup The Real Madrid and Portugal star’s likeness has been updated at the airport named in his honour A widely-mocked bust of Cristiano Ronaldo has been replaced by a new, improved model.The Portugal captain was ‘celebrated’ by a commemorative statue at Madeira airport, which has been renamed in Ronaldo’s honour. However, fans on Twitter were quick to tear apart the likeness, comparing it with F1 driver David Coulthard, the head from British television show Art Attack and even former Sunderland striker Niall Quinn. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move It has now been changed, with the grinning, or gurning, statue now replaced by a more serious-looking effort.Madeira Island News reports that the change came about after Ronaldo’s family requested that it be replaced.Per their report, Duarte Ferreira, the director of the airport, said: “The (Ronaldo) museum asked us to replace and put this bust in honour of the athlete and we thought we should change, but in any case we have the old one saved.”last_img read more

first_img Press Trust of India New Delhi/SrinagarJune 14, 2019UPDATED: June 14, 2019 22:11 IST The Kargil War will also be remembered for the determination and daring junior leadership, Army said | File Photo: ReutersA number of events have been planned by the Army in Delhi and Dras in Jammu and Kashmir next month to mark the 20th anniversary of the ‘Kargil Vijay Diwas’, officials said on Friday.The anniversary celebrations for this year will be spread over three days from July 25-27.”However, as part of the build-up to the main event, numerous activities have been planned to be organised all over the country from the first week of July,” an official said.The celebrations in the national capital begin on July 14 with the illumination of a ‘Victory Flame’ from the National War Memorial here, which would traverse through 11 towns and cities to finally culminate at Dras where the flame will be merged with the eternal flame at the ‘Kargil War Memorial’, he said.The torch relay team will conduct educational and patriotic talks and will interact with the prominent personalities and students in various educational institutes, the Army said in a statement.The events include expeditions by the units, which participated in the Kargil War, to their respective battlefields at super-high altitude locations such as Tololing, Tiger Hill, Pt 4875, and special national integration camp for NCC cadets hailing from various states and Union territories of the country.The event will last for 12 days in Leh. Essay and drawing competitions are being organised for school children all across the Ladakh region with thematic topics.”The Year 2019 marks the 20th anniversary of victory in ‘Operation Vijay’, popularly known as the ‘Kargil War’. The Kargil War is a saga of strong political, military and diplomatic actions. The nation shall be celebrating the 20th anniversary of victory this year in Kargil War with pride, honour and inspiration,” the Army said.advertisementThe Kargil War will always be remembered for its strategic and tactical surprises, the self-imposed national strategy of restraint in keeping the war limited to Kargil-Siachen sectors, and the swiftly executed tri-services military strategy and plans, it said.The Kargil War will also be remembered for the determination and daring junior leadership and the raw courage of our jawans at the tactical level, Army said.The 20th anniversary of the victory is being celebrated with the theme ‘Remember, Rejoice and Renew’, it said.”We ‘remember’ our martyrs, by revisiting the sacrifices and instilling pride and respect among us, we ‘rejoice’ by celebrating the victory in Kargil and we ‘renew’ our resolve to safeguard the honour of the tricolour,” the Army said.The objective of these celebrations is to evoke a feeling of nationalism and patriotism through nationwide campaigns especially amongst the youth and to pay homage to the valiant soldiers.The events are planned to highlight the stories of valour by our brave soldiers and rekindle the pride among the youth of the country, inspiring those who were too young and those who were not yet born, to form part of the nation’s resolve.”Kargil Vijay Diwas is a special occasion for the people of Ladakh. People of Ladakh shall be participating in the run ‘Ek Daud Shaheedon Ke Naam’ which would include the citizens from the remotest corner of the region and the brave war veterans from far-flung villages of Ladakh. Popular sports and competitions like polo and archery for the local populace are scheduled along with other festivities,” the statement said.A T-20 cricket championship is being organised in the Ladakh region in the NDS Memorial Stadium which is situated at an altitude of 11,500 ft.The event is also aimed at nurturing the cricket talent among the youth in the region. The tournament will see teams from the Indian Army, Indian Air Force, ITBP and local clubs from the entire Ladakh region, the Army said.A wreath memorial ceremony will be organised at the ‘Kargil War Memorial’ in Dras on the Kargil Vijay Diwas (July 26 to honour the Bravehearts who laid down their lives during the ‘Operation Vijay’, it said.In Delhi, a ‘Commemoration Ceremony’ is being organised at the Manekshaw Centre, where a panel discussion with war veterans and serving officers will be organised.The event will be followed by ‘Kargil Vijay Diwas Evening’, a cultural extravaganza, at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium on July 27.The nationwide campaigns will have numerous activities to evoke the feeling of nationalism and patriotism, and remember the sacrifices by soldiers, the Army said.Also Read | J&K Police rallies behind its brave officer battling for lifeAlso Read | An-32 crash has no survivors, says IAF after two days of rescue operations in ArunachalAlso Watch | Balidan Badge row: Will ICC bow to Dhoni?advertisementFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySrijit Das Tags :Follow Kargil anniversaryFollow Indian Army Kargil Vijay Diwas 20th-anniversary celebrations: Victory Flame to be taken from Delhi to DrasThe anniversary celebrations for this year will be spread over three days from July 25-27.advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgIt’s money in the pocket, not up in smoke, for Nova Scotians who are purchasing environmentally certified wood stoves. The Department of Energy is offering a $200 rebate to Nova Scotians who purchase Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certified wood or wood pellet stoves between Oct. 12, 2005, and Aug. 31, 2007. “We are helping Nova Scotians make smart energy choices that will help the environment and help their pocketbook,” said Energy Minister Cecil Clarke. “This rebate helps Nova Scotians make a smart and renewable energy choice.” EPA-certified wood stoves burn about 25 per cent less wood than traditional wood stoves and burn much cleaner, producing as much as 90 per cent less smoke than regular wood stoves, added Mr. Clarke. The wood appliance rebate program is being administered by the Wood Energy Technicians of Nova Scotia (WET-NS). Mr. Clarke said the organization has the technical expertise and industry connections to help as many Nova Scotians take part in the program as possible. “We want to ensure Nova Scotians have cleaner energy options to heat their homes. WET-NS will help us reach homeowners in the market for new wood heating appliances,” said Mr. Clarke. Under the rebate program, applicants must be the registered owner of the household where the appliance is installed and include the original receipt with the application. The appliance must be installed according to the manufacturers instructions and Canadian Standards Association code B-365. Homes equipped with EPA-certified wood appliances and/or wood pellet appliances purchased before Oct. 12, 2005 do not qualify for the rebate. Applications are available at all Access Nova Scotia centres, at most wood heating appliance dealers, or by calling 1-800-670-4636. Applications are also available online at .last_img read more

first_imgHalifax Regional Police and the provincial government are adding the homicide of Ryan Nehiley to the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program. The program offers a reward of up to $150,000 to anyone who shares information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the crime. “The family has suffered a terrible loss and they deserve closure,” said Justice Minister Mark Furey. “I join police in asking anyone with information to please come forward if you know something about this crime.” On Nov. 23, 2018, police responded to a weapons call on Clovis Avenue in Halifax. Officers determined that 25-year-old Ryan Nehiley had been shot. He was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. Investigators believe that Mr. Nehiley was shot inside his residence and that more than one person was involved in the offence. Anyone with information that could result in an arrest and possible charges should call the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program at 1-888-710-9090. Those who come forward with information must provide their name and contact information. They may be called to testify in court. All calls will be recorded. The Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program launched in October 2006 as an additional tool to help police gather information on unsolved crimes. Since its inception, two full rewards of $150,000 and one partial reward of $100,000 have been paid out by the program. For more information about this case and others, visit .last_img read more

MOSCOW — The firm managed by jailed U.S. investor Michael Calvey has appealed to Russian President Vladimir Putin to take “personal control” of a fraud case against him and his colleagues.Calvey and five colleagues were arrested this month on allegations of embezzlement involving a Russian bank where Calvey’s firm, Baring Vostok, has a controlling stake.Baring Vostok argues “our colleagues are accused of offences in connection with the execution of normal management functions” and keeping them in pre-trial detention breaks the usual rules for such cases.Asked if Putin would want to take the case under his personal control, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov says he “wouldn’t want to speculate.”Calvey’s case has attracted influential supporters including Russia’s business ombudsman, Boris Titov, and the CEO of a sovereign wealth fund, Kirill Dmitriev.The Associated Press read more

If funding is available, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) plans to continue the visits until the end of next year, benefiting more than 2,600 people, agency spokesman Ron Redmond told a news briefing in Geneva.UNHCR first started organizing the family visits in March 2004 as part of a series of confidence building measures in the conflict between Morocco, which claims the former Spanish colony, and the Frente POLISARIO independence movement. Other measures include telephone services between refugee camps and the territory, which have benefited over 56,000 refugees since 2004.The possibility of visiting family and friends for the first time in 30 years has been extremely popular, with nearly 2,500 people taking advantage of the opportunity, and in April the UN Security Council reiterated its call for contributions to family reunions. Today, 15 relatives of Sahrawi refugees took off in a UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) flight from Laayoune in the Western Sahara for Tindouf in south-western Algeria. A stop was made in Dakhla City in the Territory, where an additional 15 passengers were picked up.After refuelling, the plane was returning to Laayoune with a group of 33 Sahrawi refugees from Smara camp. Both groups will spend five days with family members. read more

Maybe you’re not into reading and you skipped our comprehensive breakdown of how EA Sports develops Madden ratings for 2,600 NFL players. Maybe you also passed on my story about what it took to get into the game and just how rough it would be for a normal person out on the NFL gridiron (even a virtual gridiron). We still have you covered with this short video produced by Paul DiNatale, Ryan Nantell and Patrick Smith on the whole process, from my grisly tryout to how I fared playing quarterback for the New York Giants.

first_imgA beach hut owner enjoys the sunny weather in Brighton A beach hut owner enjoys the sunny weather in BrightonCredit:Simon Dack /Alamy The sun rises over Colwick Park, Nottingham on Bank Holiday Monday Credit:Neil Squires/PA Bank Holiday Monday was the hottest on record in late August, the Met Office has confirmed. Temperatures hit 28.2C (82.8F) in Holbeach, southern Lincolnshire, surpassing the previous record of 27.2C (81F) in East Bergholt, Suffolk, in 1984.The hot weather is down to a “ridge of high pressure” bringing still conditions and sweltering sunshine.In 1965, the August Bank Holiday was moved from the first Monday of the month to the last. New info revises Aug Bank Hol record to 27.2C in 1984. Today officially hottest Aug Bank Hol on record with 28.2C at Holbeach Lincolnshire☀️— Met Office (@metoffice) August 28, 2017 The sun rises over Colwick Park, Nottingham There was some confusion over the record because of a “suspect” reading in Cambridgeshire in 1990 – where a temperature of 28.3C (82.9F) was noted. But that number did not tally with other readings from the area, invalidating the result. On yesterday’s record, one forecaster at the Met Office told the Daily Telegraph: “If you like the heat, it’s been the perfect Bank Holiday Monday. After a disappointing start to the summer, it has made up for itself.” Delays were reported on motorways and main roads across the country as millions ventured out.  According to the RAC, more than 18 million separate getaways by road were expected to take place over the weekend. On Tuesday, temperatures should stay around the mid-20s. But moving into Wednesday a front from the North West will bring a fresher feel to things.The cooling wave will bring temperatures down to the mid-teens as the front makes its way south-east – but showers are expected to be sparse. Elsewhere on Monday, those who had travelled around the country for the Bank Holiday faced long queues and delays as they battled to get home.  Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

first_imgTHERE HAS BEEN an increase in the number of calls to a helpline for children who have been sexually abused.CARI said it saw a 4 per cent increase to its national helpline in 2012, which usually receives around 1,300 calls per year.A total of 30 per cent of calls related to sexual assault and rape, an increase from 10 per cent in the previous year.Majella Ryan of CARI said it had seen children as young as 8 years old with suicidal thoughts, self harm and mental health issues as a result of abuse.“When left untreated, they can go on to develop problems with addiction, social skills and many other things that can make life difficult and unbearable,” said Ryan at the launch of CARI’s annual report.Ryan said that there are far more services available for adult survivors of sexual assault and abuse than for children.“It appears that despite all of the publicity this issue has received, and the bravery of so many adult survivors – most notably in 2012, Fiona Doyle – in coming forward and telling their stories, we are still not tackling this issue by addressing the needs of children who are being abused right now within our society,” said Ryan.She added that cumulative Government cuts have resulted in some services for child victims being cut back, and warned that this could lead to children in certain regions in the country being unable to access vital services.Earlier this year, CARI described the lack of counselling facilities for child sexual abuse victims as an “inexplicable scandal”, saying that the HSE does not provide proper services for survivors.The HSE receives approximately 3,326 new cases of child sexual abuse every year.HSE failing today’s child sex abuse victims with lack of counselling services > Historic child sex abuse inquiry opens in Australia > One in five women experience unwanted sexual conduct, but just 3 per cent report it >last_img read more

first_img Image: Shutterstock 6,456 Views By Michelle Hennessy The 5 at 5: Monday Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock… No Comments Monday 13 May 2019, 4:51 PM Share Tweet Email Image: Shutterstock EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, brings you the five biggest stories of the day.1. #SKY HIGH: The average cost of renting a property in Dublin is now over €2,000 a month.2. #DUNDRUM: The family of a teenage boy who was stabbed to death in Dublin on Friday night have thanked the public for their support. 3. #SWEDEN: Prosecutors are reopening an inquiry into a rape allegation made against Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange. 4.  #CRIME: Gardaí statistics show winter burglaries have dropped 50% in four years.5. #RIP: Hollywood icon Doris Day has died, aged 97. Short URL May 13th 2019, 4:51 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

first_imgSoundeezer : une nouvelle source de revenus pour DeezerÉtats-Unis – Deezer recherche en permanence de nouveaux moyens de se rentabiliser. Le site musical a ainsi lancé Soundeezer, un outil marketing destiné aux entreprises.Après l’offre Premium, outil payant destiné aux internautes, Deezer vise maintenant les annonceurs avec l’option Soundeezer. Les entreprises pourront choisir ainsi dans un catalogue de 6,5 millions de titres les morceaux pouvant les personnaliser et ainsi les faire écouter à leurs clients dans les lieux publics. Un temps en danger financièrement, le site musical, premier dans son domaine en Europe, a changé de PDG et Soundeezer fait partie d’un programme visant à “monétiser”, entre autres, les 6 millions de visiteurs uniques parcourant le site chaque mois en France.Le 8 avril 2010 à 12:03 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

first_imgLes Français seraient plus exposés aux PCB qu’aux métauxUne nouvelle étude concernant les mesures de concentration biologiques de plusieurs polluants présents dans l’alimentation et l’environnement sur notre territoire a permis de montrer que les Français étaient peu exposés aux métaux. A contrario, les adultes seraient particulièrement exposés aux PCB et pesticides pyréthrinoïdes.Lundi 14 mars, l’InVs (Institut de veille sanitaire) a présenté les conclusions d’une étude menée sur la concentration biologique de plusieurs polluants présents dans l’environnement ou l’alimentation en France. Il est ainsi apparu que les adultes français n’étaient que peu exposés aux 11 métaux dosés étudiés, avec une baisse de 60% de concentration de plomb dans le sang par rapport aux dernières mesures effectuées dans une étude datant de 1995. Les niveaux d’exposition aux métaux en France sont à peu près identiques aux niveaux observés à l’étranger. À lire aussiPourquoi certains s’évanouissent-ils à la vue du sang ?Si ces résultats sont plutôt rassurants, l’InVs a également fait savoir que les Français sont davantage exposés aux pesticides pyréthrinoïdes et aux PCB (polychlorobiphényles) avec des concentrations observées supérieures à celles relevées en Allemagne ou encore aux États-Unis. Le Parisien précise que l’étude en question a été effectuée auprès de 2.000 Français âgés de 18 à 74 ans qui se sont vus prélever du sang, des cheveux et de l’urine concernant les 11 métaux dosés étudiés. Concernant les six PCB observés ainsi que les trois familles chimiques de pesticides, l’étude s’est portée sur 400 individus. A noter également qu’en France, les niveaux de mercure observés dans les cheveux sont plus importants qu’aux États-Unis et en Allemagne. Un résultat qui n’étonne pas l’InVs qui explique ce résultat par “la différence de consommation de poisson dans ces pays puisqu’il constitue le principal apport de mercure par alimentation”.Les Français seraient également très exposés à une substance issue du paradichlorobenzène, substance que l’on retrouve notamment dans l’antimite et les désodorisants pour toilettes.Le 20 mars 2011 à 18:35 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

first_imgAprès 51 ans de sommeil, le volcan chilien Puyehue se réveilleSamedi, une chaîne volcanique située au centre du Chili est entrée en éruption, entraînant un épais nuage de cendres et une colonne de fumée très impressionnante allant jusqu’à 10 kilomètres d’altitude. Le nuage géant a changé de direction dimanche, poussé vers le nord-est par les vents. Le Puyehue est un volcan situé dans le complexe volcanique du Cordon Caulle, dans la cordillère des Andes. Haut de 2.240 mètres, il est entré en éruption samedi après 51 ans de sommeil. Le nuage de cendres qu’il a dégagé s’est élevé à plus de 10 kilomètres et a atteint l’Argentine plus à l’est. Suite à l’éruption, 3.500 personnes de 20 villages ont dû être évacuées et abritées dans un centre d’hébergement situé dans la commune de Rininahue.  À lire aussiLe Kilimandjaro, un volcan dormant caché dans la plus haute montagne d’AfriqueAvec le changement de direction du nuage de cendres qui s’est maintenant orienté vers le nord-est, plus de 120 personnes ont à nouveau dû être déplacées. Comme l’a expliqué à l’AFP Santiago Rosas, le maire de Rininahue, “la situation est compliquée, les conditions climatiques ont changé et modifié la direction du nuage, qui vient vers Lago Ranco. Cela suggère que nous allons avoir une pluie de cendres, avec un impact à craindre sur la population et la petite agriculture”.TV5monde indique que c’est en Argentine, à Bariloche, que les retombées ont été les plus importantes. Cette ville touristique a été couverte d’une couche de cendres de plusieurs centimètres. Dimanche, le trafic aérien était toujours interrompu bien que les cendres aient cessé de voler “avec l’aide d’une légère bruine”, a indiqué le maire Marcelo Cascon.Voir l’impressionnante éruption du volcan chilien Puyehue en images : 6 juin 2011 à 12:59 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

first_imgParkerTravisProject ManagementMaster’s DelancyKedeishaNeonatal Nursing PalmerRashadiaBusiness ManagementMaster’s Surname NameFirst NameProgram of StudyCourse Level WilliamsKeneshaPediatric Nurse PractitionerAssociate’s HiggsCamardiaBar Professional Training CourseCertification ClarkePamelaAccountingMaster’s GaskinTare-DavniBiochemistry & Computer ScienceBachelor’s Release: TCIG HallLorenInternational Business with MarketingBachelor’s Davidson-SwannJordelLaw with accounting & FinanceBachelor’s Ingham-CharlestinMauvetteHuman Resource ManagementMaster’s InghamEbeniAccountingAssociates HarveyWilbertBar Professional Training CourseCertification WalkinKathyIntelligence & SecurityMaster’s Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, January 25, 2018 – Providenciales – The Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports and Library Services is pleased to publish additional grant awardees for 2018  for tertiary level studies.  The Scholarship Advisory Committee met during the period of January 2018 to review potential  applications after a thorough review of the 2017/18 tertiary education budget was made where the ministry identified saving allowing  additional one-time grant awards. The following twenty six  (26) international awardees were successful based on decisions previously made by the Education Advisory Board on students deemed to have met all criteria but there were insufficient funds.  In total, the Educational Advisory Committee considered forty six (46). This now brings the total number of grants awarded for academic year 2017/18 to 43 and international awards to 69. The Ministry is committed to assisting Turks and Caicos Islanders in pursuit of their Educational endeavors to ensure a qualified workforce and people.  The public is reminded for the upcoming academic year 2018/19, the Ministry welcomes applications for Local and International scholarships and grants which are to be submitted by 30th April, 2018.Award letters will be available from January 29th 2018 and can be picked up at the Ministry of Education in Grand Turk, the Department of Education in Providenciales, during normal working hours, 8am – 4:30pm. McleodAlexanderMarine Biology & EcologyMaster’s EwingLyndonBusiness AdministrationBachelor’s HislopCharmonyEvent ManagementBachelor’s Elliott IIWilliamPre-University Business CoursePre-University course RahmingYvonneProject ManagementMaster’s HiggsCandaceBanking & FinanceMaster’s Castillo MartinezAriellaACCA (Accounting & Finance)Certification GardinerMadisonLawBachelor’s MayhamPhildrekaManagement in a Service EconomyMaster’s GrantTiffanyBusiness ManagementBachelor’s JosephSchaidineAccounting & financeBachelor’s Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

first_img 2019 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport looks good in blue Toyota Feb 8 • Ram’s Multifunction Tailgate can open like French doors See All More about 2019 Toyota Tacoma More From Roadshow Review • 2019 Toyota Tacoma: Not an ideal daily driver 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Share your voice Chicago Auto Show 2019 Toyota Feb 9 • 2019 Ram 2500 HD gets accessorized with Mopar goodies Chicago Auto Show 2019 reading • 2020 Toyota Tacoma will show a fresh face in Chicagocenter_img Feb 8 • 2019 Chicago Auto Show recap: Big debuts from Mazda, Toyota, Subaru and more 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value • Tags 59 Photos 2 Trucks Future Cars Feb 8 • Ram’s Multifunction Tailgate adds a 60-40 split Comments 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Enlarge ImageSo mysterious. Toyota Some teasers give you an idea of what to expect from an automaker’s upcoming debut. Others, like the teaser for the 2020 Tacoma, leaves more questions than answers.Toyota put out a teaser for the 2020 Tacoma ahead of its debut next week at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show. All the teaser says is that the truck is “Tacom-ing soon,” offering no additional information beyond that.The Tacoma was last updated when the third-generation truck was introduced at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show. It’s right about time for a midcycle refresh, which generally means the styling won’t be messed with too much. The teaser doesn’t show many changes to the part of the front end I can see, leading me to believe that the lower front fascia will be the most striking difference compared to previous iterations.I reviewed the Toyota Tacoma earlier this year, and while I found it generally unfit for daily-driving duty, I appreciated its durable interior and its standard complement of safety tech. Considering it’s already ahead of the midsize truck segment in that regard, here’s hoping that the update will bring Toyota’s Entune 3.0 infotainment to the Tacoma, which still runs the painful old Entune system. That would give it some new tricks, including Apple CarPlay.Either way, we’ll find out more when the truck debuts in little over a week. Keep your eyes peeled to Roadshow in the meantime to scope all the latest teasers and news coming from The City of Big Shoulders.last_img read more

first_imgAT&T will help the DOJ modernize. Angela Lang/CNET AT&T has won a $984 million, 15-year contract to help upgrade the US Department of Justice’s technology systems. The deal will see AT&T move more than 120,000 DOJ employees in 2,100 offices to a new communications platform for mobile voice and data, cybersecurity and cloud services. While it doesn’t cover 5G for now, the next-generation networking service could be added on later.The DOJ and 43 attached organizations will also get access to FirstNet, a dedicated public safety network with better security, speed and priority.  9:40 AT&T Mobile Phones Politics Now playing: Watch this: AT&T on CNET Stacy Schwartz, AT&T’s vice president of public safety and FirstNet, said it will help support the Justice Department’s “hard work of protecting the freedoms, rights and safety of all Americans.”The deal is part of the federal government’s Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions technology procurement program. Share your voice Tags AT&T earnings sees wireless growth in Q2, but video side continues to struggle Best phones at AT&T AT&T 5G: Our tests yield the wildest speeds yet 0 Samsung, LG, Motorola: How soon can we expect 5G phones? 13 Photos Post a comment AT&T 5G network has some of the fastest speeds we’ve…last_img read more

first_imgThe incoming Alaska Senate president has decided against hiring a former state military affairs official to help the Senate majority press office this session.Download AudioSen. Kevin Meyer last week told colleagues he had decided to hire McHugh Pierre on contract to work in the press shop. But details had not been worked out, and no contract had been signed.Pierre last year was asked to resign his job as a deputy commissioner in the state Department of Military and Veterans Affairs as part of a leadership change following a scathing report on problems within the Alaska National Guard. Pierre said he did nothing wrong.Meyer told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Pierre could have become a distraction for the caucus.last_img

first_imgShares of domestic IT firms fell sharply on Tuesday after the US-based Cognizant Technology Solutions said that its revenue growth would grow marginally or remain flat in the March quarter.Stock prices of India’s largest IT firm TCS plunged over 4 percent to trade at Rs 2,271 on the Bombay Stock Exchange, while Infosys shares traded 3.7 percent lower at Rs 1,105.Wipro shares fell about 2 percent to trade at Rs 535. Tech Mahindra shares fell to a 52-week low of Rs 448, down 4.3 percent.Earlier on Monday, Cognizant reported 17 percent increase in net profit to $423.4 million in the October-December quarter, compared to $362.9 million in the same quarter in 2014. Its revenue increased by about 18 percent to $3.23 billion in the quarter.However, the company predicted its revenue to come in the range of $3.18 billion to $3.24 billion for the March quarter, indicating that its revenues may drop or stay flat.The sell-off in IT stocks is also due to weakness in the benchmark indices. Domestic equity indices came under pressure from a slump in global markets.While the BSE Sensex fell 1.2 percent or 301 points to trade at 23,985 points, the 50-share Nifty was down 1.3 percent or 97 points to trade at 7,290 points.Concerns over slowing global growth and falling crude oil prices have made foreign institutional investors (FIIs) to offload shares aggressively in the past few trading sessions.In contrast, gold prices have been hovering around 9-month highs amid growing demand for the metal’s safe-haven appeal.last_img read more