WATERTON, Alta. – Firefighters are planning to ignite small fires to coax a large wildfire away from the boundary of Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta.Parks Canada said Sunday that crews will conduct an aerial ignition in the Akamina Valley near the park in order to steer the Kenow fire, and embers from it, from heading toward Waterton if weather conditions allow.John Stoesser, a fire information officer with Parks Canada, explains the smaller fires are meant to counter the effects of the prevailing wind by drawing air away from where the fire is headed.“In conditions like this, though, when it’s quite windy, the effectiveness isn’t as high as if it was a little bit calmer and the smoke from that fire was going straight up in the air,” Stoesser explained.“It’s something that we would only do under safe conditions. We wouldn’t put our crew at risk to do that and we wouldn’t put any other facilities under risk.”The Kenow blaze has burned for over a week in British Columbia near the boundary with Alberta and was estimated Sunday to be approximately 9,400 hectares in size.The park and the Waterton townsite were evacuated Friday.Strong winds continued to make efforts to battle the blaze difficult on Sunday, and three spot fires broke out in the Tamarack Basin, south of Festubert Mountain in Waterton. Helicopters dumped water on those fires, Park Canada said, but noted the intense fire and smoke is hampering visibility and fire suppression.Meanwhile, firefighters from throughout southern Alberta continued their preparations to defend the Waterton townsite, where a pump and sprinkler system has been established on the town’s perimeter.Stoesser said weather conditions are expected to continue to hamper firefighting efforts in the couple days.
Adding to a long list of charity work, Jackie Chan recently launched an operation in conjunction with the Beijing Tongren Ophthalmology Department to help Tibetan people have life-changing procedures to bring back their vision.A 2003 study found that ‘around 75% of blindness in Tibet can be either prevented of treated’, something that Chan is helping change, with a generous donation of RMB$2 million (just under $300,000 USD) to the Beijing Tongren Ophthalmology Charitable Foundation, where 55 operations were successfully carried out recently. At the event, Jackie also helped first-hand by removing gauze dressings from some patients’ eyes.This is not the first time Chan has helped the visually impaired – in 2007 he opened a children’s eye centre in China.Copyright ©2017Look to the Stars
Rabat – A man from Ourzazate in southern-central Morocco has been arrested for drunkenness in the day during the holy month of Ramadan. According to media reports, police arrested the man, in his thirties, in the city of Ourzazate who was found intoxicated during fasting hours.The man is currently in police custody waiting to appear before the attorney general. This comes only few days after five people were arrested for eating in the day during the holy month of Ramadan in Marrakech’s iconic Square Jamaa El Fnaa.In Morocco, publicly breaking the fast before the Sun has set can result in penalties of up to six months in prison.Article 222 of Morocco’s penal code states that anyone “breaking the fast in a public place during Ramadan, without a reason accepted” in Islam, can be imprisoned for up to six months and fined.
Junior quarterback Braxton Miller (5) throws the ball during a game against Indiana Nov. 23 at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 42-14.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorOhio State junior quarterback Braxton Miller has made the decision to return for his senior season and not enter the 2014 NFL Draft.An OSU spokesman confirmed Thursday that Miller will return to OSU.Miller is the two-time defending Big Ten offensive player of the year and is coming off a season in which he finished in the top 10 in the conference in both rushing and passing yards per game.“I want to help this team win a Big Ten championship next year,” Miller said in a press release Thursday night. “Plus, I want to improve as a quarterback in all aspects of my game. I’m looking forward to working for another year with coach (Urban) Meyer and (offensive coordinator quarterbacks coach Tom) Herman.“And I want to graduate, so this will help get me close to my academic goal.”The quarterback is also coming off back-to-back losses, including a 40-35 defeat at the hands of Clemson in the 2014 Discover Orange Bowl Jan. 3. Despite the losses, he has compiled a 28-8 record as the starting quarterback at OSU.Meyer said he is looking forward to working with the quarterback for another season.“We look forward to having Braxton Miller return to this team for his senior season,” Meyer said in the release. “He has been an extremely valuable member of our team and he is also a fine student. His desire to lead our team to a championship, to earn his degree from The Ohio State University net spring and to continue to improve as a quarterback are his motivation.”With Miller’s decision, the Buckeye offense will return five starters from a offense that finished the year third in the country in scoring offense with an average 45.5 points per game and seventh in total offense with 511.9 average yards per game.After the Orange Bowl loss, Miller said he was going to talk to coach Urban Meyer about whether or not he should turn pro.“I’ve got to think hard about it. I will talk to coach Meyer and see what he thinks,” Miller said. “He’s been through the process many times, so that’s the guy to go to. He never steers you wrong and ever since I got here, he took me under his wing and taught me a lot of things.”The Buckeyes are set to open their 2014 season with an Aug. 30 trip to Baltimore against Navy.
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Stay on target Watch: Dolphin Leaps Feet Away From Unsuspecting SurferNASA Says 2 Asteroids Will Safely Fly By Earth This Weekend In Margaret Atwood’s fictional Republic of Gilead, women are the focus of the infertility crisis. In real life, men may be to blame.Researchers this week reported a steep decline in sperm counts among males living in richer nations.Data culled from 185 different studies suggest a 52.4 percent downturn in sperm concentration between 1973 and 2011. And during the same time, a 59.3 percent drop in average sperm count produced by men from North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.Conversely, scientists found “no significant trends” among folks from South America, Asia, and Africa. But while fewer studies have been conducted in these countries, there is a chance for a similar slip in non-Western locations.“Given the importance of sperm counts for male fertility and human health, this study is an urgent wake-up call for researchers and health authorities around the world to investigate the cause of the sharp, ongoing drop,” lead researcher Hagai Levine, from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, told New Scientist.Not only is a reduced sperm count bad news for future generations: It can predict increased mortality and morbidity, and is sometimes associated with birth defects and testicular cancer.Environmental influences (exposure to chemicals/pesticides, heat) and lifestyle factors (diet, stress, smoking, weight, alcohol consumption) have previously been linked to lower sperm counts. (The jury is still out on the boxers-versus-briefs debate.)For nearly four decades, more than half of men’s little swimmers have withered and died, with no recent evidence of “leveling off,” according to the study. “These findings strongly suggest a significant decline in male reproductive health, which has serious implications beyond fertility concerns,” the researchers wrote.“A decline in sperm count might be considered as a ‘canary in the coal mine’ for male health across the lifespan,” the paper continued. “Our report of a continuing and robust decline should, therefore, trigger research into its cause, aiming for prevention.”Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.
Stay on target Update 11/22/17: PCGamer reports that according to Belgian news site RTBF, Belgium’s Gaming Commission hasn’t finalized its decision to officially classify loot boxes as gambling. The site reports that the original statement of “mixture of money and addiction is a game of chance,” is meant to be descriptive of the investigation rather than the conclusion from the Gaming Commission.Original story: Last week, we reported on how Belgium’s Gaming Commission was considering classifying games with loot boxes as gambling. Yesterday, the organization concluded that loot boxes are indeed a form of gambling due to their random nature.This report comes to us once again from VTM News (with translation via PCGamer). According to the Belgium Gaming Commission “the mixing of money and addiction is gambling.” Koen Geens, who is Belgium’s Minister of Justice, also stated that “mixing gambling and gaming, especially at a young age, is dangerous for the mental health of the child.” Geens wants loot boxes banned not only in Belgium, but in Europe and abroad. Geens explains that Bengian officials need to go to Europe to reinforce their ruling. However, the Bengian government “will certain try to ban it.”Right now, ratings boards like North America’s ESRB, Europe’s PEGI, and Asia’s Ukie believe that loot boxes are not a form of gambling. An ESRB spokesperson told Kotaku: “While there’s an element of chance in these mechanics, the player is always guaranteed to receive in-game content (even if the player unfortunately receives something they don’t want). We think of it as a similar principle to collectible card games: Sometimes you’ll open a pack and get a brand new holographic card you’ve had your eye on for a while. But other times you’ll end up with a pack of cards you already have.” The spokesperson added that any game with real-world gambling would automatically get an “Adults Only” rating.It is difficult to say how Belgium’s ruling on this matter will affect games with loot boxes down the line. Right now, the ESRB doesn’t appear like it will change its stance. However, considering the growing controversy surrounding loot boxes in games, it’s possible the organization could change its mind. This certainly isn’t the last we’ll hear about this so stay tuned for more. Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Don’t Just Disclose Odds For Video Game Loot Boxes, Ban ThemWill This U.S. Senator’s Bill Finally Kill Video Game Loot Boxes?
While climate change concerns continue to mount, a new United Nations-backed report delivered a positive environmental update: Earth’s ozone layer is finally healing.On Monday, the U.N. shared the findings of “Scientific Assessment of Ozone Depletion: 2018,” the latest study part of a series of reports that monitor ozone recovery in the stratosphere. The reports, which are released every four years, note the improvement of Earth’s protective ozone layer, which was in grave danger about 30 years ago. The study’s findings indicated that the concentration of ozone-depleting substances, such as chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), has decreased in the ozone layer since 2014.According to the study, ozone in areas of the stratosphere has recovered a a rate of one to three percent over the past 18 years, and if progress continues, the Northern Hemisphere and mid-latitude ozone is projected to heal completely by the 2030s, while the Southern Hemisphere and polar regions are set to recover by the 2050s and 2060s, respectively.This healing progress is attributed to international initiatives under the Montreal Protocol, a global agreement that was formed more than 30 years ago in response to climate change concerns. The agreement prompted nations to take action to reduce the presence of CFCs and other ozone-depleting substances used in various consumer products in the ozone layer. These dangerous substances were tearing a hole in the ozone layer, and if not improved, could lead to dangers ultraviolet radiation exposure to animals, humans, and plants.In 2019, the Montreal Protocol’s strength will continue with the signing of the Kigali Amendment, an agreement that will ban the future use of climate-warming gases in air conditioners, refrigerators, and other consumer products. Writers of the report said if this amendment is ratified, Earth can avoid up to 0.4 percent of global warming in the 21st century.“The Montreal Protocol is one of the most successful multilateral agreements in history for a reason,” said Erik Solheim, head of UN Environment. “The careful mix of authoritative science and collaborative action that has defined the Protocol for more than 30 years and was set to heal our ozone layer is precisely why the Kigali Amendment holds such promise for climate action in future.”More on Geek.com:Man Locks Himself Inside ‘Earth in a Jar’ for Climate Change AwarenessMassive Insect Loss in Puerto Rico Linked to Climate ChangeEarth Can Run, But It Can’t Hide From Climate Change Watch: Dolphin Leaps Feet Away From Unsuspecting SurferNASA Says 2 Asteroids Will Safely Fly By Earth This Weekend Stay on target
Alessandro Florenzi admits Roma’s main objective for the rest of the season is to secure Champions League qualification.Roma enjoyed last season’s Champions League campaign after reaching the semi-finals and Florenzi revealed the club wants to go one better this season.“We finished 2018 with the right impression,” the right-back disclosed via Football Italia.“Now we need more continuity and positive results. We know we can and must do better. We must try to find ourselves as a group, even if the group has always been the base from where we’ve picked up again.“The group can save you from any situation, so continuing to win altogether must be our objective, also because games aren’t won alone.“The Coppa Italia could be a very important objective for Roma. We mustn’t take dreams out of our minds.Chris Smalling open to a permanent AS Roma deal Andrew Smyth – September 6, 2019 Chris Smalling can “definitely see a longer-term future” for himself at AS Roma should things work out on his loan spell from Manchester United.“Even if we know Serie A is impossible, we have another objective, which is the Champions League.“I’m not saying it’s a utopia, but it would really be a dream to retrace what we did last season and improve on it, even if it won’t be easy.“I don’t think we lack malice. Sometimes we haven’t been clinical enough. I’m not just talking about the strikers but rather everyone, myself included.“We’re lacking a bit in this regard, similar to how we’re lacking in desire to not concede goals.“I’m not just talking about the defenders but rather the whole team. These are things that we had last season and we have to find them again.”
Of all the boats on the Columbia River — going after those tasty spring chinook near the Interstate 205 Bridge on Wednesday — one seemed different.One person who called 911 about 5:30 p.m. thought it was just a regular boat, but its engine wouldn’t start and it was drifting downriver and needing a tow.Others saw no one on board and figured the crew needed help in the cold water and strong currents in some areas.The most exciting theory was that it was a military stealth boat, some built to get fighters like Navy SEALs to an operation without being detected, and bring them out fast under the radar.As the ideas flew, the Vancouver and Portland fire departments sent rescue boats, said Capt. Dave James with the Vancouver Fire Department and firefighter-spokesman Paul Corah with the Portland Fire Bureau.Portland’s Rescue Boat 17 reached the boat first, and soon radioed other rescuers they could stand down.As it turned out, the boat folks had been concerned about is owned by Oregon Iron Works, Corah said. He said he was told the low-profile boat’s crew was testing a pump, one the company may use in one of two new fire boats it is building for the Portland Fire Bureau.
United Business Media (UBM) shared its first quarter report today, with a 13.7 percent increase in total revenue, rising from 2010 first quarter’s $338.74 million to first quarter 2011’s $385.07 million. There was also a reported underlying revenue growth of 7.5 percent. David Levin, CEO of UBM, says, “Overall we anticipate continued growth in profit largely driven by a full year of contribution from our acquisitions and continued momentum in our Events business tempted by targeted investment in Data Services, TD&M and Online.” UBM’s operating profits for online marketing services dropped six percent, from first quarter 2010’s $21.55 million to 2011 first quarter’s $20.25 million. Print magazine operating profit fell 80 percent from 2010 first period’s $1.62 million to $324,000.Reed Business Information Shares Interim StatementReed Business Information (RBI) also released their interim management statement today. According to the statement, “Underlying revenue returned to growth in the first quarter, reflecting improvement in RBI’s markets and the benefit of the portfolio actions taken.” In April 2010, RBI closed 23 magazine titles. RBI also shared that, “The data services and online marketing solutions businesses grew particularly well.”The statement says, “While leading brands have stabilized, other business magazines and services continue to be impacted by difficult print advertising markets, particularly in continental Europe.” RBI dropped slightly in revenue from 2009 to 2010, decreasing from $9.84 billion to $9.81 billion. In September 2010, UBM acquired Canon Communications for $287 million. Canon’s portfolio included 24 industry magazines and over 100 e-newsletters at time of purchase. In online/marketing services revenue, UBM saw an uptick of 42.8 percent from first quarter 2010’s $22.36 million to 2011 first quarter’s $31.91 percent. On the flip side, print/magazine revenue fell ten percent from 2010’s first quarter to the first period of 2011, dropping from $56.54 million to $50.87 million. As of March 31, 2011, UBM had 114 titles in its print magazine portfolio.UBM saw growth in its events sector, increasing 33.9 percent from first quarter 2010’s $101.74 million to 2011 first quarter’s $136.24.
Huawei pleaded not guilty to US charges in Seattle. Ramon Costa/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images In a Seattle federal court on Thursday, Huawei reportedly pleaded not guilty to charges of stealing trade secrets.The embattled Chinese telecom giant entered the plea in the same court where it was hit with a 10-count indictment back in January, according to the Associated Press.The charges include conspiracy to steal trade secrets, attempted theft of trade secrets, wire fraud and obstruction of justice. The conspiracy charge carries a potential fine of $5 million, or three times the value of the stolen trade secret (whichever is greater).The case centers on Tappy, a T-Mobile robot built to torture test phones. A Huawei engineer allegedly tried to steal Tappy’s arm, and the company allegedly encouraged such behavior, so it could use the information to improve its own robot. T-Mobile sued and a jury awarded it $4.8 million in 2017. Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. Chris Monroe/CNET Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. 35 Photos $60 at Best Buy An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. See at Turo Tags Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Boost Mobile Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. $520 at HP Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) See at Amazon Sprint Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) 7 Sarah Tew/CNET CNET may get a commission from retail offers. DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Sarah Tew/CNET Read the AirPods review US District Judge Richardo S. Martinez set a trial date of March 2020 for the case. Huawei’s also facing 13 charges in New York. These allege that the company violated economic sanctions against Iran by lying to banks.Meng Wanzhou, the company’s chief financial officer and daughter of founder Ren Zhengfei, was arrested in Canada in December at the request of the US over alleged sanction violations. Canada is expected to announce on Friday that extradition hearings can proceed, Reuters reported. Now playing: Watch this: Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) $59 at eBay Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) See it $999 The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. Tech Industry Politics Read Google Home Hub review Sarah Tew/CNET $6 at Tidal JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Tags I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. $299 at Amazon $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express $210 at Best Buy Apple iPhone XS Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Turo $999 FBI director slams Huawei and ZTE phones $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Read DJI Osmo Action preview What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. See It Read Lenovo Smart Clock review 0 Huawei Mate X triple threat: Foldable phone with 5G, lots of cameras Huawei,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. Sarah Tew/CNET See It Angela Lang/CNET $999 See It The Cheapskate Rylo 1:11 Read the Rylo camera preview Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Amazon Post a comment $999 Share your voice HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Comments Best Buy DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Share your voice $155 at Google Express
Share your voice The Bugatti Baby is back, baby General Motors Chevrolet Honda Jeep Acura 2019 Acura RDX A-Spec: Sharp handling, sharper looks Acura RDXThe third-generation Acura RDX squeaks into the top ten list with larger proportions, plenty of interior space and better handling than its predecessor. Forward collision warning with collision mitigation braking, adaptive cruise control that works even in low-speed traffic, lane-keeping steering assist and road departure mitigation are all standard across the board. Like its MDX counterpart, the RDX is available with the A-Spec styling package.The RDX sports a 2.0-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine. Output is stated at 273 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque, and it’s mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. The new RDX is built in East Liberty, Ohio. 81 Photos 2019 Honda Ridgeline review: Light duty, heavy punch Share your voice Honda OdysseyThe feature-rich Honda Odyssey minivan also retains its number-two slot from last year’s list. While the 2019 model doesn’t see any changes from last, it’s still a darn good choice for families on the go with reconfigurable seats, Wi-Fi and an excellent rear-seat entertainment system. The Cabin Watch video system lets parents keep an eye on their little darlings without turning around in their seats, while Cabin Talk amplifies their voice so no yelling is required.The Odyssey is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 rated for 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Most trims get a nine-speed automatic but the top Touring and Elite trims now use a 10-speed automatic with stop-start technology. The Honda Odyssey is made in Lincoln, Alabama. 71 Photos 2019 Jeep Cherokee can handle the rough stuff 2019 GMC Sierra Denali review: So close to greatness Chevrolet CorvetteMoving up from the 10th-place slot last year is the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette. While we’ve all been ogling the new mid-engine Corvette, it’s easy to forget what a performance bargain the current-generation ‘Vette is. From the base trim to the Grand Sport to the bonkers ZR1, the Corvette is an American icon.My preference is for the Grand Sport, which strikes a perfect balance between everyday drivability and canyon-carving performance. The 6.2-liter V8 puts out 460 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque. You can get it with a seven-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission, but the kicker is the borrowed chassis and aero parts from the beefier Z06. Like I said, perfect balance. The Corvette is made in Bowling Green, Kentucky. 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon: Holy hell More From Roadshow Enlarge ImageBugatti could move away from the massively powerful ICE engines for which it’s known in exchange for an electric motor and a slightly smaller price tag. Andrew Hoyle/Roadshow Bugatti is a fairly extreme car company. Its vehicles pack massive 16-cylinder engines and multimillion-dollar price tags. In Geneva this year it released a car that sold for well over $10 million, but that raises the question: Where does Bugatti go from here?It goes electric. Well, possibly anyway. Word around the schoolyard is that the folks in Molsheim are considering going slightly downmarket with their next car and that this new Bugatti could be the first Bugatti that wasn’t designed for children to be electrically powered, according to a report Thursday by Bloomberg.”I would see us doing a battery electric vehicle,” Bugatti CEO Stephan Winkelmann told Bloomberg. “There, the balance between performance and comfort is much more important, and it’s about daily usability.”The move toward battery power makes a lot of sense for a company like Bugatti. As a part of the Volkswagen Group, it has access to all of the research and development work already done by companies like Audi and Porsche. This would allow it, in theory, to focus on what it does best:building beautifully crafted and wildly fast hypercars. It would also give Volkswagen Group an answer to cars like the Rimac Concept 2 and the Pininfarina Battista.Bugatti representatives didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment. 69 Photos Tags 2019 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison: An off-road animal Honda RidgelineAgain keeping the status quo, the Honda Ridgeline maintains third place on the American Made Index. This crossover-that-looks-like-a-truck provides a better ride than a traditional pickup and gets an awesome lockable trunk right in the floor of the bed. And it doesn’t do the truck stuff too badly, either, as it’s able to carry 1,860 pounds of payload and tow 3,500 pounds.The Ridgeline is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 good for 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. That is channeled through a six-speed automatic transmission with available all-wheel drive. It’s built in Lincoln, Alabama. 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous 3 2019 Honda Ridgeline: The commuter’s pickup truck 26 Photos 18 Photos 2019 Honda Odyssey offers plenty of room and features for families Honda PassportThe Honda Passport is a new (well, reborn) entry to both the Honda lineup and the American Made Index. This midsize crossover comes to the fray with great driving dynamics and plenty of tech like the standard Honda Sensing suite of active safety features. An available 8-inch touchscreen gets Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as a Wi-Fi hotspot.Under the hood is the stalwart 3.5-liter V6 producing 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. However unlike the Ridgeline, the Passport sends that power through a nine-speed automatic transmission. Having said that, just like the Ridgeline, this is the only powertrain available. The Honda Passport is built in Lincoln, Alabama. Car Industry 2019 Acura MDX adds new features and an A-Spec model 12 Photos 2019 Honda Passport: A well-rounded midsize offering Acura MDXMoving up one slot to sixth place on the American Made Index is the non-hybrid variant of the Acura MDX. With its SH-AWD system, the MDX is one of the better handling midsize luxury crossovers, and for 2019 the company gives us the A-Spec treatment with a new front fascia and side skirts, 20-inch wheels, wider exhaust tips, unique gauges, a new steering wheel, carbon fiber trim and various Alcantara interior touches.However, both the standard and A-Spec models get a 3.5-liter V6 engine, rated for 290 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque going through a nine-speed automatic transmission. The Acura MDX is made in East Liberty, Ohio. Chevrolet ColoradoMaking its debut in the top 10 is the Chevrolet Colorado. Shown here in the tough ZR2 Bison off-road spec, the Chevy Colorado is an excellent truck and one of the two midsize pickups you can get with a diesel engine. Adding to the ZR2’s two-inch lift and front and rear locking differentials, the Bison gets beefier skid plates (trust me, that’s a good thing), steel bumpers and integrated recovery points. Heck, you can even get a snorkel.Base models get a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with a six-speed manual transmission, but a more popular choice is the 3.6-liter V6 gas engine with 308 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Meanwhile, the 2.8-liter diesel pumps out 186 horsepower and a delicious 369 pound-feet of twist and is mated to a six-speed automatic. The Chevy Colorado is built in Wentzville, Missouri. Honda PilotDropping down to seventh place for 2019 is the Honda Pilot. Like its two-row Passport sibling, the three-row Pilot offers parent-focused technology like Cabin Talk as well as myriad standard driver-assistance features through the Honda Sensing tech suite. Honda’s largest crossover offers up nearly 84 cubic feet of cargo space. Honda’s 3.5-liter V6 engine shows up again, making a serviceable 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Touring and Elite trims get a nine-speed automatic transmission while lower trims have to make do with a six-speed auto. The Honda Pilot is made in Lincoln, Alabama. 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better 49 Photos Comment 2019 GMC Canyon: A fancier Colorado 52 Photos Bugatti,Enlarge ImageIt’s all in a day’s work for the Jeep Cherokee, the most American-made car in 2019. Jeep With high trade tensions looming and increasing talk of tariffs, more and more consumers are looking to buy American. Cars.com has released its annual American Made Index, showcasing companies that use the most American-sourced parts and labor in their vehicles. The results may surprise you.Cars.com analyzed more than 100 US-built vehicles for five key data points: manufacturing location, parts sourcing, US employment, engine sourcing and transmission sourcing. You might think something like the Ford F-150 would top the list, but it drops from its No. 5 spot for 2018 and out of the top 10 completely. Even the first-place holder, the Jeep Cherokee, is a pretty global product. It’s a Jeep, sure, but that brand is part of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, an Italian-owned business.Cars.com surveyed 1,000 people and found that half are concerned about automotive import tariffs, with 41% saying they are unsure if tariffs would make them more likely to buy American. Either way, we’re big fans of all the vehicles on this list. These days, buying American doesn’t necessarily mean sticking with a US-based automaker. 2019 Honda Pilot Elite: A smoother, tech-rich crossover SUV 68 Photos 2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison: A tougher off-roader 14 Photos GMC CanyonIf you’re looking for a slightly fancier version of the Colorado that’s more focused on luxe than dirt, check out the GMC Canyon. The top Denali trim gets standard heated and ventilated front seats as well as a heated steering wheel. Maximum payload capability is 1,665 pounds while max towing is a fairly healthy 7,600 pounds.The Canyon is available with the same 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, 3.6-liter V6 or 2.8-liter diesel as the Chevrolet Colorado. It’s also built in Wentzville, Missouri. More From Roadshow Exotic Cars Electric Cars Car Industry Jeep CherokeeKeeping its top-of-the-list placement, the Jeep Cherokee is 2019’s most American-made car. Refreshed for 2019, the compact crossover now features more tech, better cargo space and a slightly tweaked look. It’s available in no fewer the nine trims, including the off-road specific Trailhawk and a fancy-pants Trailhawk Elite.For 2019, the Cherokee gets a new 2.0-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine with 270 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, though naturally aspirated I4 and V6 choices are also available. Regardless of engine, a nine-speed automatic transmission gets the power to the pavement — or dirt as the case may be. The Cherokee is made in Belvidere, Illinois. 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport loves to hustle Comments Tags 10 Photos 1
While election season may have just ended, there is already a push to gather signatures for a new ballot measure in 2016.Download AudioA small group of supporters behind an effort to criminalize what they see as corruption in Alaska politics gathered at the Division of Elections Friday, for a training on how to collect the 28,545 signatures they will need from across the state.“This initiative will make it a crime for legislators to vote to appropriate money or deliver economic benefits to themselves, their employers, their families,” said Ray Metcalfe, director of the push to bring the issue to voters. “When they’re conflicted they need to recuse themselves from voting.”Such laws exist in other states, but Metcalfe says without them Alaska is continually near the top of the list when it comes to corruption. In the absence of more explicit measures making it officially illegal to wheel-and-deal, Metcalfe sees actions that are felonies elsewhere, but par for the course here. Like, he believes, the recent Senate Bill 21 oil tax vote in the legislature.“You had two employees of ConcoPhillips voting to give their employer a billion dollar tax break,” Metcalfe explained. “That would not be permissible under this law.”Presently, the initiative has broad party support from the Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and even some Tea-Party members. According to Metcalfe, the Republican Party has not endorsed the measure.Supporters have a year to gather all the signatures needed. Once submitted, a comprehensive certification process begins within the Division of Elections as they check line by line and signature by signature, that enough Alaskans support the idea to send it to the Lieutenant Governor for approval.
Reliance Power said on Saturday that it will set up a 2 million tonnes per annum floating natural gas (LNG) import terminal and a 3,000 megawatt power plant in Bangladesh.A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to this effect was signed by Reliance Power “during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Dhaka”, on his two-day official tour to the country, the company said in a stock exchange filing here.Reliance Power will use the equipment it had contracted for its Samalkot project in Andhra Pradesh for setting up the power plant in Bangladesh in three years from the date of signing the power purchase agreement (PPA).The company was earlier implementing a 2,400 MW gas-based power project at Samalkot in Andhra Pradesh, which has got stalled owing to lack of supplies of allocated gas from Reliance Industries’ KG-D6 block.The equipment will be under appropriate warranties from General Electric (GE), USA and the other global suppliers.”Reliance is proposing to utilize these brand new equipment from Samalkot project, including advanced class 9FA machines supplied by GE, for the proposed project at Bangladesh, under appropriate warranties from GE and the other equipment suppliers. This will help set up the project on a fast-track basis,” the statement said.The equipment for the project has been procured and is ready with the company, it added.Reliance Power will invest $3 billion in an integrated facility comprising a 3,000 MW LNG-based combined cycle power plant and an LNG terminal with a floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU), making it the largest foreign investment in Bangladesh, it said.The Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) will provide land for the project, the statement added.The FSRU terminal shall be set up at Maheshkhali Island in Cox’s Bazar district of Bangladesh.”The project can be set up quickly and can power the country’s rising demand for electricity and will provide clean and green power,” the statement said.The project is in line with Bangladesh’s master plan of 2010 for meeting the country’s growing power demands as well as to supplement domestic gas reserves in the country.
Former San Antonio mayor ‘likely’ to run for presidentGage Skidmore / FlickrSecretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro speaking before a speech delivered by President Barack Obama at Central High School in Phoenix, Arizona on Jan. 8, 2015.Former San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro says he will likely run for president in 2020.The 44-year-old former Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development told the Associated Press, “I’m likely to do it.”Castro would join a growing list of Democratic presidential hopefuls, including New Jersey Senator Cory Booker and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren.Castro says he’ll make the decision after the November midterm elections. Trump rally scheduled in HoustonTimothy D. Easley/APPresident Donald Trump speaks to a crowd at Eastern Kentucky University, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, in Richmond, Ky.President Donald Trump will hold a rally at Houston’s NRG Arena next Monday, October 22, the first day of early voting in Texas. In addition to Trump, the rally will also feature Senator Ted Cruz and local Republican candidates.“People like Ted Cruz and many other Republicans need people who are Trump supporters but perhaps not die-hard Republicans to turn out and vote, and Donald Trump’s presence here in Houston will help drive them to the polls,” says Mark Jones, who teaches political science at Rice University. Cruz is locked in a tight re-election contest against Democratic Congressman Beto O’Rourke.But Trump’s visit may prove a double-edged sword, according to University of Houston political scientist Elizabeth Simas.“It may energize and mobilize Republicans and conservatives,” Simas says, “but it could also have a counter-mobilizing effect among Democrats and liberals as well.” That could wind up hurting Republican candidates in close races. Study: U.S. and Mexico should work together on immigrationA new report from Rice’s Mexico Center shows how a strained U.S.-Mexico relationship could impact Central American migration, including the well-being of unaccompanied minors.Mexico Center researcher Pamela Cruz said though in the past the two countries have worked together to curb Central American migration, they may now be poised to clash on these issues. Flooding prompts disaster declarationTexas Governor Greg Abbott has declared a state of disaster in 18 flood-stricken counties in Central and South Texas.The declaration lifts state restrictions and regulations on any state response to the emergency. In his proclamation, Abbott noted that severe weather and prolonged flooding that began Oct. 7, “has caused widespread and severe property damage and threatens loss of life.”The counties covered by the declaration include Llano, Bastrop, Burnet, Colorado, Mason, McMullen, Travis and Williamson.People here in Marbe Falls have watched boats, even what they think are parts of homes wash down the Colorado River. They tell me theyve never seen river flooding like this. pic.twitter.com/loXcWsn6x1— Mose Buchele (@MoseBuchele) October 16, 2018Flood waters on the Colorado River at Lake Travis broke into the major flood stage above 695 feet Wednesday morning, according to the National Weather Service.The Llano River at Llano peaked at 39.9 feet in the major flood stage Tuesday before dropping to 12.8 feet in the moderate stage Wednesday morning. Share
Related Content News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read more May 4, 2017 — Mevion Medical Systems announced a strategic agreement with medPhoton GmbH to integrate ImagingRing, an innovative cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) system for volumetric image guidance, with the Mevion S250i with Hyperscan, Mevion’s pencil-beam scanning proton therapy system. The new CBCT offering will debut at the 36th annual meeting of the European Society for Radiotherapy & Oncology (ESTRO), May 5-9 in Vienna, Austria.By adding fully integrated cone beam imaging to Mevion’s suite of in-room image guidance capabilities, Mevion and medPhoton provide simplicity of workflow and more precise and efficient treatment delivery.CBCT imaging is an important capability in the treatment room to precisely position patients for pencil beam proton therapy. In-room CBCT, when integrated to Mevion’s Verity image-guided patient positioning system, will enable users to treat patients with the latest image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) technology and deliver high-precision positioning and adaptive proton therapy in a simple workflow. Clinicians will be able to track anatomical changes throughout the course of treatment and adapt the treatment plan as needed to ensure accurate proton dose delivery.ImagingRing will be fully integrated into optimized workflows with the Mevion S250 Series and Verity Patient Positioning System. Together with Mevion’s 6D robotic treatment couch, it enables detailed imaging of the tumor and organs at risk with the patient positioned at the treatment isocenter.The Mevion S250i proton therapy system is not yet U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-cleared.For more information: www.mevion.com, www.medphoton.at FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Video Player is loading.GE Cardiographe cardiac CT scanner at SCCT19Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:38Loaded: 26.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:38 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). 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News | Proton Therapy | May 04, 2017 Mevion and medPhoton Bring Advanced Cone Beam CT Imaging to Proton Therapy Mevion to integrate in-room CBCT imaging with its Mevion S250 Series Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) read more The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. 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Related posts:Final World Cup showdown, viral theater, and other happenings around Costa Rica A rainbow run, a pop-up store, and other happenings around Costa Rica 30 Seconds to Mars concert, short film festival, and other happenings around Costa Rica Design Festival, Marine Corps picnic, and other happenings around Costa Rica CaniFestIt’s the perfect combination: blue skies, live music, and a zillion playful dogs, all running around and falling over each other. The first-ever CaniFest has a serious mission – to raise awareness about stray dogs, adopting dogs, and spaying and neutering – but it’s also an excuse to chill out outside on a Saturday with a favorite pup. The day-long festival is perhaps the biggest congregation of humans and their furry friends since the presidential election. Just remember to bring some plastic baggies.CaniFest takes place June 7 at Lourdes Park, San Pedro. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. ₡3,000 ($6). Info: Event Facebook page.Terra Nostra DinnerThis festive dinner includes dishes from favorite local restaurants, music by Richard Burton and the Glorious Bastards, and conversation with the green-keen friends of Terra Nostra, an Escazú-based environment group. Proceeds benefit the organization. (Note: The evening’s theme is “hippie.” So bust out those mood rings).Dinner takes place June 11 at Tin Jo restaurant, Barrio Chino. 7 p.m. $90. Info: Terra Nostra website.Benefit: “Farewell of Ms. Romanish”What’s better than an afternoon filled with poetry, live music and yoga? How about a great cause: Proceeds benefit education initiatives at the Rincón Grande de Pavas school.“Despedida de Ms. Romanish” takes place June 7 at the Aranjuez Sports Center. 12-5 p.m. Donations accepted.Healthy Living Organic FestivalThis festival features organic food, natural medicine, and meditation, and it’s also a fundraiser for the Samadhi Conscious Living Center.El Festival Orgánico Vida Sana takes place June 6-8 at the Samadhi Conscious Living Center, Alajuela. General entry $20, Ticos $8. Info: Samadhi Center website.Project DanceThe touring dance workshop finally arrives in Costa Rica to help folks of all ages move to the beat.Project Dance takes place June 6-8 in San José. (Public performance on June 7 in the Plaza de la Cultura). Workshop fee: $129. Info: Project Dance website.Music: Flamenco StreetA host of Tico flamenco artists (and one non-Tico) perform the most elegant guitar solos in the world.“Calle Flamenco” takes place June 7 at The Spanish House, La Sabana. 8 p.m. ₡5,000 ($10). Info: RedCultura.Aurora Chamber Choir: Third Anniversary ConcertThe Aurora Chamber Choir performs classical vocal pieces to celebrate three harmonious years.El Coro de Cámara performs June 7 at the Juan Santamaría Museum, Alajuela. 7 p.m. ₡5,000 ($10). Info: RedCultura.Alajuela History HikeHike about a mile of historic trail and follow in the footsteps of Costa Rican freedom fighters during this educational tour.“Hiking the Route of 1856” takes place June 8 at the Juan Santamaría Museum, Alajuela. 8 a.m. ₡5,000 ($10). Info: Museum website.Art: “The Day We Became Contemporary”The Museum of Contemporary Art and Design celebrates 20 years of cutting-edge arts with a comprehensive, retrospective showcase.“El Día Que Nos Hicimos Contemporáneos” continues through Sept. 5 at the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, Downtown San José. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Residents ₡1,000 ($2), foreigners ₡1,500 ($3), students ₡500 ($1). Info: MADC website.Drawings by Fernando CarballoMaster draftsman displays his diverse body of work at Casa del Artista.Exhibit continues through June 30 at Casa del Artista, Guadalupe. Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sat., 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Free. Info: Official website.Art: “A Family Portrait of Helvetica”This dual exhibit features a fascinating exploration on the typeface Helvetica, by artist Mimiam Hsu.“Retrato Familiar en Helvética” and “Ojalá el Sol Me Esconda” display through June 28 TEOR/éTica Gallery, Barrio Amón. Free. Info: TEOR/éTica website.Art: Great Painters ExhibitPaintings by Picasso, Matisse, Renoir and Andy Warhol arrive in Costa Rica. Presented by the National Gallery, this collection incorporates 158 artworks and celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Costa Rican Center of Science and Culture, based in the former penitentiary.“Herencia del Arte” takes place April 28–June 28 at the National Gallery in Barrio Mexico. Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Free. Info: National Gallery website.Theater: “Journey to the Center of the Earth”The classic Jules Verne science-fiction story receives an innovative Spanish-language adaptation at Teatro Espressivo. Enjoy this family-friendly afternoon adventure.“Viaje al Centro de la Tierra” takes place May 8-July 13, Teatro Espressivo, Tres Ríos, Cartago. Sat. & Sun., 3 p.m. ₡6,000 ($12). Info: Teatro Espressivo website.Theater: “Baroque Café”A variety of Spanish-language one-act plays make up this comic revue.“Café Barroco” takes place through July 6, Teatro Espressivo, Tres Ríos, Cartago. Fri. & Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 6 p.m. ₡5,000-10,000 ($10-20). Info: Teatro Espressivo website.Art: “Mayo en Verde”Celebrate the coming of the green season with these colorful landscapes, painted by a variety of Costa Rican artists.“Mayo en Verde” takes place at the López Ecarré Gallery, National Theater, downtown San José. Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.–7 p.m. Free. Info: Gallery website.Enamorate de tu ciudadYes, you can get gaga for San José – especially when the Culture Ministry is sponsoring Enamorate de tu ciudad, or Fall in Love With Your City, a year-long celebration of art, culture and urban parks. Check back for games, workshops, presentations and surprise performances.Fall in Love with Your City takes place on Saturdays in various parks in downtown San José. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. 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Cupertino, California – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineDucati confirms its 2012 Streetfighter 848 with the first officially released images of the brand new model set to add everyday accessibility to the Italian manufacturer’s famous naked sport bike family.Combining a new and brilliantly engineered 848 Testastretta 11° engine with the enhanced geometry of a chassis that provides confidence-inspiring agility, the Streetfighter 848 has enriched its user-friendliness with a smooth and flexible power delivery, revised ergonomics and Ducati Traction Control.The Ducati Streetfighter scored a round one knock-out when it entered the ring for the first time at the Milan show back in November 2008, winning the ‘Most Beautiful Bike’ award and raising the bar for extreme naked bikes. Its asphalt-ripping reputation became the desire of sport naked connoisseurs throughout the world and the Streetfighter 848 will now widen that appeal even further with enhanced usability.Available in North America from January 2012 onwards, the new fighter is dressed in red for Ducati traditionalists, while yellow makes a return for mid-range purists and “dark stealth” provides a matte-black reminder of the Streetfighter’s aggressive image.www.ducatiusa.com