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    DETROIT (AP) — For the second year in a row, vehicles from Ford Motor Co. took two of the three North American Car, Truck and Utility of the Year awards. The company’s Maverick compact pickup won truck of the year, while its Bronco off-road SUV earned the utility of the year. Honda’s redesigned Civic compact car won the car of the year. Fifty automotive journalists from the U.S. and Canada are judges for the three awards, which are announced every January. They’re chosen from dozens of candidates and must be new or substantially changed for the current model year. Automakers often use the awards in advertising. Copyright © 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    The Bottom Line: What is a Maverick? The 2022 Maverick is a brand new pickup truck being built by the Ford Motor Company. It’s a compact truck that slot’s just below the Ford Ranger PU truck, and it starts Ford’s return to the true compact pickup truck market. It features an easy on the budget, base window sticker starting price of only $19,995, and it is one of the least expensive vehicles you can buy from any manufacturer in the USA.   Ford’s adding to its huge pickup truck portfolio with the 2022 Maverick. Positioned below the midsize Ranger in the Blue Oval’s truck hierarchy, the compact Maverick PU is built on the same unibody platform as the Ford Escape and Bronco Sport SUV.   Ford’s latest pickup truck is making headlines for its standard hybrid powertrain, impressive estimated fuel economy, and it’s low starting price. FWD front wheel drive is standard and Ford also offers AWD all wheel drive, but only with the optional non-hybrid turbocharged 2.0L liter 4 cylinder engine.   Standard power comes from Ford’s innovative fourth...
    The Bottom Line: What is a X3? The X3 is a compact luxury crossover SAV manufactured by German automaker BMW since 2003, and is based on the BMW 3 Series platform. Now in its third generation, BMW markets the X3 crossover as a SAV Sports Activity Vehicle, the company’s proprietary description for its X-line of vehicles.   What is BMW X3 SAV? The SAV is an exclusive term used only for the BMW X models. The SAV differs from the standard SUV. The Sports Activity Vehicle was designed to focus on the overall power, space, and towing capabilities the vehicle has to offer. Think of the SAV as an SUV that can go off-road, but with sports car power.   The 2021 BMW X3 is a great luxury compact crossover SAV. The X3 has an upscale interior, roomy seating for five passengers, and a large cargo area. It’s comfortable and relaxing to drive every day, yet still agile and exciting for carving up twisting back roads.   It’s an all wheel drive, front engine, compact SAV with 5 doors and...
    Peter C. Mancall, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences The 400th anniversary of the Pilgrims' voyage to Plymouth will be celebrated on both sides of the Atlantic with a “remembrance ceremony" with state and local officials and a museum exhibit in Plymouth, England. An autonomous marine research ship named “The Mayflower" has been equipped with an AI navigating system that will allow the ship to trace the course of the original journey without any humans on board. Yet as a scholar of early 17th-century New England, I've always been puzzled by the glory heaped on the Pilgrims and their settlement in Plymouth. Native Americans had met Europeans in scores of places before 1620, so yet another encounter was hardly unique. Relative to other settlements, the colony attracted few migrants. And it lasted only 70 years. So why does it have such a prominent place in the story of America? And why, until recently, did the more troubling aspects to Plymouth and its founding document, the Mayflower Compact, go ignored? Prophets and profitsThe establishment of Plymouth did not occur...
    The Bottom Line: What is a Santa Cruz? The Santa Cruz is an all new pickup truck from Hyundai, and it’s their very first truck. This is a compact pickup truck that uses unibody construction instead of the traditional body on frame pickup truck underpinnings, and it shares a basic platform with the redesigned 2022 Hyundai Tucson crossover SUV.   This car-like construction results in a more comfortable ride and handling, than a truck with body on frame construction would, and it has great metrics when it comes to off road, towing and hauling payloads. The new Hyundai Santa Cruz shows it really is a compact crossover SUV, with a pickup bed grafted onto the back end.   The Santa Cruz has some impressive numbers when you consider its compact size. Max towing is between 3,500 and 5,000 pounds, which is strong enough for towing a small camping trailer, a set of jet skis, or your boat.   The Santa Cruz is currently available with two engines. The base motor is a non turbo 2.5L liter 4 cylinder engine paired...
    There must be something in the water in Alabama. How else do you explain that the only two pickups built in the state are both crossovers instead of traditional trucks? The Santa Cruz is the smallest pickup on sale today. (Hyundai) The first was the midsize Honda Pilot/Passport-based Honda Ridgeline, which has now been joined by the compact Hyundai Santa Cruz that shares its platform with the compact Hyundai Tucson SUV manufactured alongside it. The Santa Cruz is also the first pickup Hyundai has ever sold in the U.S. and this summer became the first compact pickup available here since the Subaru Baja went out of production in 2006, but now it has the recently-introduced Ford Maverick to contend with. The Santa Cruz is about the same length as the Hyundai Palisade. (Hyundai) The Santa Cruz is a little smaller than the Maverick and about the same length as a full-size Hyundai Palisade SUV. It comes standard with front-wheel-drive and a 191 hp four-cylinder engine at a starting price of $25,215, but all-wheel-drive can be added and is...
    The Bottom Line: What is an Outlander? The Outlander is a compact SUV manufactured by Japanese automaker Mitsubishi Motors. PSA’s Citroën C-Crosser and the Peugeot 4007, which are manufactured by Mitsubishi in Japan, are badge engineered versions of the second generation 2022 Outlander. In October of 2016, Mitsubishi joined the now Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance. Nissan is the majority owner and has a 34% share of Mitsubishi Motors.   The Mitsubishi Outlander is one of the least expensive SUVs on the market. The low cost, numerous standard features, and standard three row seats make it an excellent value. The Outlander is safe, reliable and comfortable. The 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander is a 3 row SUV with seating for 7, and it is sold in 5 trim levels: ES, SE, SE Launch Edition, SEL and SEL Launch Edition. The starting price for the 2022 Outlander is only $25,795.   This week Mitsubishi sent me a 2022 Outlander SEL 2.5L AWD SUV to test drive and review. The starting price for this model is $33,745. The list of options includes: The SEL touring package for...
    Gov. Ron DeSantis and Seminole Tribe of Florida Chairman Marcellus Osceola Jr. signed a gambling deal in April.Two prominent South Florida businessmen and the group No Casinos have filed a lawsuit seeking to block a deal that allows sports betting in Florida, arguing the agreement signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis and approved by the Legislature violates the state Constitution and federal laws. The legal challenge, filed Monday in Washington, D.C., is the third federal lawsuit challenging the sweeping deal, known as a compact, giving the Seminole Tribe of Florida control of sports betting throughout the state. Plaintiffs in the new lawsuit include South Florida developer Armando Codina and Miami car dealer Norman Braman, who have been longtime opponents of expanded gambling. The challenge accuses President Joe Biden’s administration of violating federal law by allowing the compact to go into effect and failing to consider a 2018 Florida constitutional amendment that requires statewide voter approval of gambling expansions. The compact, signed by DeSantis and Seminole Tribe of Florida Chairman Marcellus Osceola Jr. in April and later approved by the Legislature, opens...
    In this article, ComputerHoy could receive a commission for your purchases. More information. Oil-free fryers allow cooking with 80% fewer calories, while maintaining the crisp, toasted texture of the fry. Still you have not tried? The oil-free fryers are revolutionizing conventional cuisine, because they maintain the flavor and texture of a fried food, but with 80% less calories. And now you can check it for less than 40 euros! The best-selling oil-free fryer, the Cecotec Cecofry Compact Rapid has a 52% discount in the official Cecotec store, and it only costs 39 euros, you save 42 euros and it also has free shipping, with the quality guarantee of the official store. Is about a diet fryer that allows cooking with a single tablespoon of oil, achieving healthier results. It uses its own PerfectCook technology that heats the little oil it needs and distributes it throughout the food with a stream of hot air. This oil-free dietary fryer has 900W of power and a capacity for approximately 400 grams of potato, to give a measure of real use. In addition, it...
    Information has leaked in which it would be said that Apple would have thought to launch a device called the iPhone Nano and that it would have a more compact size than the iPhone 4, in addition to being much cheaper. Small, compact and powerful terminals are a rare thing in the modern world of technology. Manufacturers bet on devices of considerable sizes, although there are certain users who prefer to be able to carry the phone in their pocket without problem. Before reaching this situation, manufacturers were considering launching more compact versions of their devices. These versions used to be spearheaded by Sony at Android manufacturers and iPhone 4 at Apple. But Apple would have had the idea of ​​launching a device much more compact than an iPhone 4 and, in addition, much cheaper. The thinking head of this idea was Steve Jobs and it has come to light thanks to the lawsuit between Apple and Epic Games. The information that has been revealed to the general public is that in 2010 and 2011 the idea of ​​a more...
    Two of the most recent developments in the compact segment are the new generation Opel Astra and the updated Kia Ceed. We face them. August 19, 2021 (15:00 CET) Opel Astra and Kia Ceed 2022, head to head The compact car segment C It has been one of the most new releases throughout 2020 and this year 2021. VW Golf 8, Seat Leon IV, Hyundai i30, Audi A3 and more recently the new DS 4 Y Peugeot 308 are the most outstanding premieres. This “army of fighting cocks” will soon be joined by two other models that will give much to talk about: the new generation of the Opel Astra and the updated Kia Ceed. OPEL ASTRA, NEW GENERATION WITH GENES STELLANTIS OR “PSA” The new generation Opel Astra It is the first in the German vehicle saga to be developed entirely within the GStellantis group and will therefore adopt the practically all of the technical keys introduced by two 100% PSA products: the new DS 4 and Peugeot 308. Opel...
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    All the previous rumors have turned out to be true, the Japanese corporation is planning to resurrect the Integra denomination with a new compact size model included in the Acura seal offer and this brief teaser of its headlights is the first image we have of the model. A main optics and just a piece of front grille have been more than enough to confirm the rebirth of one of the most longed-for models of the Japanese manufacturer, the Honda Integra, which in the North American market it was marketed with the Acura emblems, the premium sub-brand of the Japanese manufacturer. Our readers will not be able to say that this takes them by surprise, because in recent times we have echoed several reports from reliable sources that they claimed precisely that the Japanese house intended to launch a new model with a sporty cut and compact size with this classic name. Reports that as is evident were correct. The Honda Acura Integra was discontinued in 2006. The Honda / Acura Integra was a coupe based on the Honda...
    The trend is to make mobiles bigger and bigger and if you were one of those who suffered a few years ago when mobiles started to reach 5.5 ”, surely now you think that the mobile industry has put you aside because it only makes 6 mobiles, 5 ”up. However, you could not be more wrong because small mobiles still exist and they do not skimp on quality screens, power and good cameras. If you want a compact phone because you put portability above all else, these are the best that you can buy right now. Asus Zenfone 8 Let’s start with the Asus Zenfone 8, a very daring bet from Asus and that, surely, many will appreciate. And it is a mobile with top-of-the-range features, but in a mini format thanks to its height of only 148 millimeters. It is somewhat chubby, yes, with 8.9 millimeters, but it controls the weight very well and is IP68. Asus ZenFone 8 5.9 “AMOLED E4 screen | Full HD + (2,400x 1,080 pixels) | 120 Hz adaptive | 20:...
    08/11/2021 at 4:58 PM CEST Antonio Vallejo Taslimi How could it be otherwise, Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Other devices were also going to accompany him during the company’s Unpacked event. In this case we are pleased to inform you about the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3, the latest generation of the firm’s peculiar folding compact. More refined and with interesting features, this device stands as another alternative among flexible and exclusive phones. The Flip 3 offers a panel 6.7-inch folding Dynamic AMOLED at 2640 x 1080 resolution Y 120Hz frequency. In addition, it also has a 1.9-inch secondary display on the front while the device is folded. When it comes to hardware, Samsung incorporates the Snapdragon 888 as a processor, being the only option given that in the latest devices of the firm we are left without an Exynos chip. As for its cameras, the Galaxy Z Flip 3 offers a dual rear configuration, with a 12MP main sensor and a wide angle of another 12MP. Furthermore, the device offers a 10MP front...
    It was recently when Audi took another step in the arduous war of sports compacts after introducing the new Audi RS3, the most rabid and exultant variant of the German compact. With a lot of hunger for Mercedes-AMG A 45 S, one could already predict heart-stopping performance from the Audi scion, as well as a commensurate price. And it is that this has been confirmed by the firm after not only showing off the capacity of the 400 CV of the RS3 to break a new record at the Nürburgring, but also with a starting price of 74,840 euros in the case of the compact and 75,840 in that of the sedan. Sports compact fare or nonsense? It is even feasible to understand that the performance offered by the representatives of this segment today and the high technological load they hide carry a high price, but how much? Recall that the A 45 S, one of its main rivals, proposes a similar formula with an outlay of such magnitude also, but let’s review the RS3 proposal. The Audi RS3,...
    Mercedes A-Class 2022: all the secrets of the new compact
    Just a couple of weeks ago all the images, details and data of the new Audi RS 3. As you know, it is the sportiest version of the German compact, competing directly with the also extreme 421 hp Mercedes-AMG 45 S. In fact, even the price is practically traced in the Spanish market. And it is that, taking advantage of the information of the time per lap at the Nürburgring, the firm of the four rings has also provided us with the prices. The Audi RS 3 Sportback starts at 74,870 euros, being just 20 euros cheaper than the Class A AMG. For its part, the Audi RS 3 Sedan has an extra cost of 970 euros, starting from 75,840 euros. Regarding his time in the Green Hell, the German compact has managed to stop the clock in 7: 40,748. A great time that places it as the fastest series sports compact in the world. Nürburgring Nordschleife. The test took place in June, with pilot and tester Frank Stippler. Apparently, the unit used was an RS...
    More On: New York Post Store This convenient carry-on luggage is currently on sale for over 40% off This cookware set gives you all the tools you need for under $250 Beat the heat with the on-sale evaLIGHT Plus: Personal Air Cooler The world’s best knife sharpener is now on sale for under $20 We’re only halfway through the summer — are you prepared for the hotter temperatures? Cozying up to your favorite fan and cooling down with an ice-cold beverage can help. And if you aren’t blessed with a refrigerator with a trusty ice machine, it might be time to invest in an easy way to keep your drinks chilled: a portable ice maker! The Costway White Portable Compact Electric Ice Maker Machine Mini Cube makes sure your cups are filled with refreshing ice at all times — and right now it’s on sale during our Semi-Annual Sale for $144.49 (reg. $169.99) with code ANNUAL15 for a limited time. This compact and easily portable ice maker will be the hit of your next get-together, making sure...
    Corsair One Pro i199 Concept: the art of compactness Even if Corsair has not provided measurements of its latest compact equipment, the truth is that it is an achievement to be able to include in dimensions little larger than a ITX common features that the Corsair engineering team has managed to bring together in its new One Pro i199. We talk about the best of the best, both for gaming and video editing or any other common and professional task for a single team. And it has included a Intel Core i9-9980X with their 18 cores and 36 threads at 4.5 GHz with a whole NVIDIA TITAN RTX, everything on a plate that we understand must be ITX (The specific model is unknown, but it could be the ASRock X299E-ITX) where they have also added 64 GB of your Vengeance modules in SO-DIMM. To keep temperatures at bay, Corsair has included two AIO liquid cooling systems for each component, so these should be kept in a safe range even with the small chassis. The rest of the...
    Given all of the advancements in therapy for your body these days, there’s absolutely no reason you should be walking around with aches and pains or recovering slowly after pushing your body. One of the best ways to help your body is with massage, and you can do that conveniently with the TaoTronics Professional Massage Gun with interchangeable heads. The TaoTronics massage gun is a compact-sized gun that allows you to target the areas that need some attention. It will help you with muscle recovery, relieve stiffness and soreness and promote blood flow. It works particularly well on large muscles, but it’s also very effective on other parts of the body. A TaoTronics massage soothes aches, and pairs well with a nice glass of wine. It comes with a 24V brushless motor and operates at an almost silent volume, allowing you to use it anywhere without disturbing family members, co-workers or whoever might be around. Simply set the intensity level you desire from gentle to intense, choose one of the 10 speeds, aim the gun at the area that needs...
    GHD have launched their first ever compact and cordless styler, Unplugged. The super light, portable and powerful tool allows you to top up your style on the go without having to compromise on GHD's famous performance. 3GHD have launched their first cordless Styler, UnpluggedCredit: GHD The new, Unplugged Styler is GHD latest launch, and is available to pre-order now. GHD Unplugged Styler, £229, GHD - click here The Unplugged Styler has a fast 45 seconds heat up time, which allows for up to 20 minutes of continuous styling. Available to pre-order now from ghdhair.com, it will launch on 15 July and is priced at £229. GHD Unplugged can be charged at home or on the go, thanks to it's USB-C charging cable, meaning it can be charged from your laptop, car, or even a portable charger in your handbag. 3At 300g it's super portableCredit: GHD It's light, at just 300g, meaning it can easily be carried around all day; and is 46 per cent lighter than any competitors on the market. It...
    The new Ford Maverick compact pickup will be the brand's cheapest model when it goes on sale this fall for $19,995, not including delivery fees, but most the ones depicted in the advertisements are higher-end models in the $30,000 to $35,000 range. The Maverick XL is the lowest-priced version of the compact pickup. (Ford) To get the bargain basement price, buyers will have to go for the Maverick XL, which is very much in the spirit of a work truck. The front-wheel-drive  hybrid comes with black plastic bumpers, 17-inch steel wheels and a cloth interior with a power driver's seat. (Ford) Power windows, air conditioning, automatic emergency braking and an Apple CarPlay and Android Auto-compatible infotainment system are standard, but the only available option package adds just blind spot and lane departure warning systems for $540. You'll also have to spend $100 for an acessory tow hitch receiver to take advantage of the 191 horsepower pickup's 2,000-pound trailer rating. It's a blank canvas that should appeal to customizers and commercial customers, and its 37 mpg combined fuel economy...
    By Sam Hoober When you pick a gun or other gear, you want to select tools that will help you accomplish the tasks you might have to do with it. Therefore, consider those tasks carefully and therefore the tool you choose. Guns are tools, so make sure you pick one that’s capable of what you mean to do with it. It’s no secret that people who conceal and carry a gun tend to prefer compact, subcompact and micro size pistols for daily carry. I mean, DUH, why do you want to make things harder on yourself. The EDC pistols du jour are the Sig P365 and the Springfield Armory Hellcat, though Smith and Wesson has thrown its hat in the ring with the Shield Plus and of course Ruger is now making the Max 9, essentially a double-stack LC9 with a bit of the Security 9 thrown in. These differ from previous double-stack subcompacts, in that all use a half-staggered magazine to reduce width but still retain some capacity. Previous double-stack subbie autos have been short, fat and notoriously hard...
    THE Echo Flex is a smart speaker, which plugs directly into a power socket. Always wanted to get one? Amazon has slashed the price of the Echo Flex by 40 per cent. 2The Echo Flex device can connect to external speakers around it This article and featured products have been independently chosen by Sun journalists. It contains links which are ads, and if you click a link and buy a product we will earn revenue. Amazon's Echo Flex is now priced at £14.99, down from £24.99, saving you £10. (AD) Echo Flex, £14.99 (save £10) from Amazon - buy here The Flex is a plug-in Echo device, featuring Alexa voice control functions. That means you can turn on the lights, adjust thermostats, lock doors and more, with compatible connected devices. It's compact and sleek - a great choice for those who want to save some space at home. 2The Flex is loved by those who like saving space The Echo Flex has a built-in USB port: you can charge your phone or add another accessory, like a nightlight or...
    A compact toilet paper that packs so much into a single roll it cold be dropped from the top of the Statue of Liberty three times before running out has been created. A Japanese team of researchers developed the 300 metre (980ft) single-ply 'Penguin Coreless Ultra-Long' toilet paper to 'cut waste and reduce carbon footprint'. It is said to be among the longest toilet rolls currently on the market in Japan, with just two rolls providing as much paper as a standard 12 roll pack.  The firm behind the development, Marutomi Seishi Co, says this reduces the frequency of replacing and purchasing rolls, making it perfect for stockpiling. No information on a UK release is available, but you can buy 24 rolls - more than four miles of toilet paper - online for 4,390 yen, which is £28.50, or about £1.18 per roll.  A compact toilet paper that packs so much into a single roll it cold be dropped from the top of the Statue of Liberty three times before running out, has been created Each roll features a natural...
    The Bottom Line: The compact SUV class is the largest single sales market with 15 models competing for your cash. Every major automotive manufacturer has at least one SUV in the class, and some have 2, or 3. The compact SUV market sells millions of units, but only one brand sells the most compact SUV’s in America.   Say Hello to the Toyota RAV4 compact SUV. The Toyota RAV4 finished 2020 as the best selling SUV in America for the fourth consecutive year, despite a modest 3.9 percent drop in sales. For the first quarter of 2021 RAV4 sales are up, and continue to hold the number one position in compact SUV sales, now by a whopping 20 percent margin.   To keep the RAV4 fresh and updated, Toyota sells over a dozen different trim levels of the RAV4. The base RAV4 starts at only $26,000 and goes up to $42,500, plus options. Top of the line Toyota RAV4’s price out over $50,000. Toyota knows that with a $25,000 spread in price points, they have a RAV4 model that you...
                        The Florida Legislature will hold a special session to discuss the gaming compact with the Seminole Tribe of Florida on May 17. However, the tribe is not the only one with interests on the line. Multiple national and international casino gambling corporations, smaller casinos, internet gambling, thoroughbred racing, fantasy sports betting, and greyhound dog race betting are among those with interest in the outcomes of the compact. As Florida becomes a more popular spot for gambling and betting, the state, the tribes, and invested industries are hoping previous years of tension will end in a new 30-year compact benefitting each party. The compact itself, a 75-page document, is comprised of multiple bills and countless amendments needing to be debated and discussed with numerous lobbyists working on behalf of the interested parties to ensure their issue or deal is included. The contents of the compact consists of the Seminole Tribe being able to: add craps and roulette to their casinos, launch sports betting, contracting with non-tribal casinos to operate...
    Quest International Accepted Into the UN Global Compact
    Scanfil plc Press release 27 April 2021 9.00 p.m. Scanfil joins the UN Global Compact and takes an important step in its sustainability journey In April 2021 Scanfil joined United Nations Global Compact’s ten principles for ethical business practices. The company is now among over 13,000 companies world-wide that have affirmed their dedication to respecting human rights, labour rights, environmental quality, and anti-corruption practices. “Scanfil is highly dedicated to sustainability and responsibility. By joining the UN Global Compact, we continue to affirm our commitment to ethical and responsible business practices in every area of our work’, says Jokitalo. “Ensuring and developing the responsibility of operations is vitally important for Scanfil’s success.” The monitoring and continuous development of corporate responsibility serves the needs of all Scanfil’s stakeholders. Scanfil has defined key factors for its corporate responsibility and divided them into responsible offering, responsibility for partners and the community, social responsibility and responsibility for the environment. Read more about Scanfil’s sustainability work from 2020 Annual Report.Read more about UN Global Compact. Scanfil plc Additional information: CEO Petteri Jokitalo Tel +358 8...
    You Are What You Drive – A Bottom Line Review The Bottom Line: Who is Buick? Buick is a division of the American automobile manufacturer General Motors. Started by automotive pioneer David Dunbar Buick, it was among the first American marques of automobiles, and it was the company that established General Motors in 1908.   Buick is still part of GM, who also owns Cadillac, GMC, and Chevrolet. Unlike most automakers, Buick is something of a legend with a history dating back over 100 years. Buick has a deep motorsports history, proving its performance on race tracks as early as 1908. A Buick has served as the Official Pace Car of the Indianapolis 500 six times, and the brand also won two NASCAR Manufacturer Championships, in 1981 and 1982.   The results of the 2020 Consumer Reports Reliability survey shows that Buick is the most improved brand of the 26 studied, jumping to a position which would have seemed improbable as recently as last year. Today Buick builds and sells crossovers and SUVs.   The Buick Envision is a compact...
    I lost my favorite umbrella to a Midtown Modell’s on a rainy day when I had to pick up shin guards to play in my company’s soccer league. It wasn’t an amazing umbrella by any means, but it was one that I grew up around. My mom toted this umbrella, the classic Duck head one, and soon I took it to bring on its own adventure, only to be lost to the depths of a sporting goods store. I bought a new Duck umbrella, but it just didn’t measure up — I haven’t truly loved an umbrella since. Davek Solo UmbrellaBuy at Amazon$110Free Returns The only one to have come close is one that I got a chance to try out called the Davek Solo Umbrella. It’s a hefty umbrella (the phrase “could knock someone out” comes to mind), with a weighty handle and compact frame. It’s incredibly sturdy and has already withstood the wind tunnels of New York City streets. The frame itself is made from high-grade steel, fiberglass, zinc alloy, and aluminium to keep from buckling. It even...
    TipRanks Strong Insider Buying Could Indicate a Bottom in These 2 Stocks Every investor knows that the path toward profits lies in buying low and selling high. That’s a basic precept of any economic trading system. The trick, however, is recognizing when the stock is low enough to buy in. The prime moment to buy is when the stock hits bottom; that will maximize returns when the share price starts to rise again. There are a multitude of possible clues investors can use to find the price bottom; today, we’ll be looking at insider buying trends. Insiders – the corporate officers, board members, and others ‘in the know’ – don’t just manage the companies, they know the details. Legally, they are not supposed to trade that knowledge, or to blatantly trade on it, and disclosure rules by government regulators help to keep the insiders honest. Their honest stock transactions, however, can be highly informative. These are the people with the deepest knowledge of particular stocks. So, when they buy or sell, especially in bulk, take note. In this case, we’ve...
    Seaweed plays a significant role in food security, climate change mitigation, supporting biodiversity in marine ecosystems and contributing to job creation and poverty alleviation New York, NY, March 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — UNITED NATIONS, New York, 17 March 2021 — The United Nations Global Compact and Lloyd’s Register Foundation, in partnership with the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CRNS), today launched a global coalition to support a safe, sustainable and scalable seaweed industry to address some of the world’s most pressing global challenges. The Safe Seaweed Coalition is the first initiative to convene stakeholders from across the globe to unlock the full potential of seaweed to contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. Seaweed has a significant role in food security, climate change mitigation, supporting biodiversity in marine ecosystems and contributing to job creation and poverty alleviation. It also provides a nutritious source of food to humans and animals and some compounds can be used as a substitute for plastics as well as for natural fertilizers or new medical treatments. Seaweed is also a key source...
    The Maverick has been spotted in the wild. (Spiedbilde) Ford's upcoming compact pickup was spotted being tested on public roads near one of the automaker's development centers nearly undisguised, save for a camouflage wrap meant to obscure the details of its design. (Spiedbilde) Ford hasn't officially had much to say about the new model or even confirmed its name, but recent information leaks suggest it will be called the Maverick and share some of its platform with the new Bronco Sport SUV. (Spiedbilde) That means it will be a front-wheel-drive-based vehicle with an available all-wheel-drive system, which the pickup in the photos is equipped with along with an independent rear suspension. Size comparisons put the crew cab short bed at about two-feet shorter than a Ford Ranger. FOX NEWS CAR REVIEWS: 2021 FORD BRONCO SPORT Engine options will likely be the same as the Bronco Sport's, which offers the choice of a 181 hp turbocharged three-cylinder and 250 hp turbocharged four-cylinder. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP Ford reportedly told its dealers that the vehicle...
    Lou Ottens, the former Philips engineer who gave the world its first compact cassette tape, has passed away. According to Dutch news outlet NRC Handelsblad, Ottens was 94 when he died on March 6th.  Ottens started work on the cassette tape in the early 1960s. The way NPR tells the story, he wanted to develop a way for people to listen to music that was affordable and accessible in the way that large reel-to-reel tapes at the time were not. So he first created a wooden prototype that could fit in his pocket to help guide the project. He also worked to convince Philips to license his invention to other manufacturers for free. Philips went on to introduce the first “compact cassette” in 1963, and the rest, as they say, is history. But that wasn’t the end of Ottens’ career. He went on to help Philips and Sony develop the compact disc. It’s difficult to overstate the importance of cassette tapes to music culture. We wouldn’t have mixtapes and playlists without them. What’s more, they allowed people to listen to their favorite...
    The new generation of the Peugeot 308 has been photographed in broad daylight. However, and unlike previous sightings, this time the long-awaited renewal of the Peugeot compact has been completely exposed. Free of camouflage, revealing how much of the exterior design will be. The generational change of the Peugeot 308 is one of the most ambitious projects in which the brand is currently immersed Peugeot. The third generation of the interesting French compact will bring great news. Some novelties both aesthetic, technological and mechanical. And it is that this model must adapt to the new times. The new generation 308 will usher in a new era for the lion’s signature. And, we are facing the first Peugeot model to show off the company’s new corporate image. We already anticipated in previous articles that, together with the new generation of the 308, the new Peugeot logo will hit the market. Now, this very relevant aspect on a visual level has been uncovered. This is the new front end that the new generation Peugeot 308 will wear Spy photos of the...
    Madrid, Mar 8 (EFE) .- The Madrid Stock Exchange Palace has hosted this Monday, for the fourth consecutive year, a symbolic ringing of the bell for gender equality at the beginning of the trading session. The initiative, promoted by the Spanish Network of the United Nations Global Compact and by Bolsas y Mercados Españoles (BME), is held simultaneously in almost ninety international parks on the occasion of International Women’s Day and aims to claim gender parity. The independent director of BME and SIX (owner group of Bolsas y Mercados Españoles) Belén Romana, in charge of ringing the bell, recalled that Spain ranks eighth in the world in terms of gender equality, an advance in which, in its opinion, Spanish listed companies have played a relevant role. “According to the ninth report of women in the IBEX carried out by IESE and Atrevia in 2020, the IBEX 35 reached the objective established by the National Securities Market Commission (CNMV) of reaching 30% of women on the boards of directors” , stressed Romana. The independent director of BME and SIX believes that...
    The Bottom Line: Mazda Motor Corporation, commonly referred to as simply Mazda, is a Japanese multinational automaker based in Hiroshima, Japan. Mazda launched its first passenger car, the R360 Coupe in 1960, followed by its first rotary engine car in 1967.   That was when things started changing. Mazda was suddenly a player in the passenger car game. The launch coincided with a period of improved income levels and changing lifestyles, and the beginning of the boom in demand for car ownership in Japan.   While the worldwide market continues to be an important sales target, vehicle sales in North America, and most notably in the United States, remain Mazda’s largest source of revenue. In the fiscal year of 2020, Mazda sold about 421,000 vehicles in North America. Today Mazda sells crossovers, SUVs, sedans, hatchbacks and sports cars.   Mazda sells a car called the Mazda3, it’s in the compact class, and it comes in sedan and hatchback models. The Mazda3 sedan starts at only $20,650. With the Hatchback model you get to pick from 6 different trim levels, starting...
    Sony Playstation 5 : Nacon, a well-known gaming peripheral brand, has announced the launch of its first peripheral within its new line “Designed for Xbox” with which they will supply us with products for PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X / S (the Microsoft console that will be released in November in Spain). This first product is the Pro Compact remote, a controller that connects to our Xbox console or computer by cable counting on the same configuration as the wireless controller for Xbox original in its standard mode to which you have to add a Advanced mode thanks to which players can create their own configurations Through the Pro Compact software that can be downloaded to our consoles or computers to configure the button assignment or modify the sensitivity of each joystick. In fact, we will be able to access additional configurations to invert the positions of the joysticks, choose between a D-Pad with 4 or 8 directions or disable the vibration motors, all thanks to the controller software. In addition, the Pro Compact controller incorporates access...
    The Chevy Bolt is undergoing a growth spurt. General Motors unveiled two new versions of the Bolt on Sunday: an updated Bolt EV hatchback with longer range and new high-tech features, and the brand new Bolt EUV — essentially a compact SUV — with more legroom room and less range than the Bolt EV. Due out this summer, the refreshed Bolt EV will sell for $31,995 — or about $5,000 less than the current model year Bolt EV. The Bolt EUV (which stands for “electric utility vehicle”) will also be less expensive, costing $33,995. A limited-edition “Launch” version, with unique wheels, special badging, and an illuminated charge port, will be available for $43,495. The Bolt EV and EUV were expected to go into production at the end of 2020 but were delayed until this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. First introduced in 2016, the Chevy Bolt was intended to be General Motors’ first stab at a mass-market, purely battery-electric vehicle with 200-plus miles of range and an affordable price tag. But sales have...
    It was in 2017 when the Suzuki Ignis landed in our territory, immediately drawing the attention of its customers for its compact dimensions, habitability, equipment and efficiency in fuel consumption. PHOTO: Pablo Monroy. Its success was imminent and the nano SUV, as defined by the brand, underwent an update last year with the intention of keeping it fresh against its rivals. The main changes are found on the exterior and on the front, where a redesign of the grille is distinguished, in which the characteristic horizontal lines were eliminated to give way to U-shaped figures, a pattern that is also repeated in the headlights. PHOTO: Pablo Monroy. Both the front and rear fascia were also renewed, as now they boast finishes that simulate satin aluminum and that give a more adventurous look to the whole set, complemented by the load rails placed on the roof, which admit a maximum weight of 50 kilograms. PHOTO: Pablo Monroy. Every detail of the interior denotes that, with the Ignis, Suzuki wants to change the paradigm...
    United Nations Global Compact SDG Ambition Accelerator will drive business engagement on SDGs in companies with support of Accenture, SAP and 3M New York, NY, Feb. 07, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — UNITED NATIONS, New York, 8 February 2021 — A new programme focused on accelerating business performance on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) starts this week engaging more than 600 companies in 65 countries with a combined annual revenue of US$1 trillion. First announced last year by UN Secretary-General António Guterres at the World Economic Forum in Davos, SDG Ambition Accelerator is an initiative that challenges and supports participating companies of the UN Global Compact in setting ambitious corporate sustainability targets and accelerating the integration of the SDGs into core business management. The SDG Ambition Accelerator Programme is a six-month learning journey for corporate executives being delivered through UN Global Compact Networks based in 30 countries. More than 1,150 representatives from participating companies, employing 7.9 million people, will join to assess current performance, risk areas, and new opportunities across their business. This will help companies take more ambitious business actions...
    The renewal of style at Mercedes continues and the GLA takes full advantage. The small SUV of the German premium brand returned in early 2020 with a brand new silhouette. For Mercedes, it was a question of strengthening its offensive in this very volumetric segment but with an offer better positioned to take advantage of more profitable sales. The first GLA was little identified with an SUV and looked like a sportier A-Class. The new generation, it stands out clearly by adopting the SUV codes more frankly. Break in style High position, … Follow La Tribune Share economic information, receive our newsletters
    Business plans include sustainability within innovation strategy, science-based emissions reduction targets and human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption goals Wilmington, Del., Feb. 01, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Ashland is joining the global movement of leading companies and aligning operations with the ambitious aim of the Paris Climate Accord to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C above preindustrial levels. Ashland has also committed to making the UN Global Compact and its principles part of the company’s business strategy, culture and day-to-day operations, and will engage in collaborative projects which advance the broader development goals of the United Nations, particularly the Sustainable Development Goals. “Science-based targets provide a clearly-defined path to reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” said Guillermo Novo, chairman and chief operating officer, Ashland. “We support public accountability and transparency, and we commit to reporting our progress. These initiatives reinforce Ashland’s core values and strengthen our environment, social and governance (ESG) agenda. They provide a platform for sustainable innovations that will foster top-line growth in the transition to the low-carbon economy.” 1.5°C Science Based Emissions Reduction Targets More than 1,000 businesses...
    David Plunkert Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.In 1823, Thomas Jefferson described it as “the most dangerous blot on our Constitution.” In the 1960s, Sen. Estes Kefauver of Tennessee called it “a loaded pistol pointed at our system of government,” whose “continued existence is a game of Russian roulette.” New York Rep. Emanuel Celler once called it “barbarous, unsporting, dangerous, and downright uncivilized.” In 2012, Donald Trump tweeted that the institution is “a disaster for a democracy.” Despite more than 700 legislative efforts to amend or abolish it, the Electoral College remains. The case against the Electoral College is straightforward: Because states are allocated electors based on the size of their congressional delegations, those with smaller populations have an outsize influence on presidential elections. The result is that a small number of voters in certain battleground states become kingmakers. By one analysis of the 2012 presidential election, four out of five voters had virtually zero influence on the outcome. “It’s really...
    Sony is reportedly set to bring back its “Compact” line of phones in 2021 with a new Xperia Compact model. It will offer a 5.5-inch display and dimensions more in line with Apple’s (relatively) diminutive iPhone 12 mini rather than the increasingly large phones that Sony has offered for the last few years. The new device, according to noted phone leaker OnLeaks, who has also posted renders of the upcoming phone over at Voice, would feature dimensions of 140 x 68.9 x 8.9 mm (5.5 x 2.71 x 0.35 inches), making it just a bit bigger than the iPhone 12 mini (which measures 131.5 x 64.2 x 7.4 mm or 5.18 x 2.53 x 0.29 inches). The new Xperia Compact is also said to offer an 8-megapixel selfie camera in a teardrop notch, a dual-camera setup with a 13-megapixel main camera on the back, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a side-mounted fingerprint reader integrated into the power button. Notably absent are any details on specs, however. Image: OnLeaks / Voice ...
    Did you see the iPhone 12 mini and wish there were an Android equivalent to that small-yet-mighty design? You might get your wish. Well-known tipster OnLeaks has shared what he says are images and early details of the Xperia Compact, Sony’s revival of a small phone line it dropped after 2018’s XZ2 Compact. The device would have slightly larger dimensions than its Apple rival, but its 5.5-inch screen and overall diminutive body could make it appealing next to the behemoths that define the current Android landscape. It’s not certain what processor the Xperia Compact would use, but Sony would find room for dual rear cameras (one of them 13MP), an 8MP selfie cam in a notch and, yes, a 3.5mm headphone jack. Like many Sony phones, you’d find a fingerprint reader embedded in the power button. This probably won’t make you regret your Xperia 1 II purchase, then, but there also wouldn’t be any glaring compromises relative to the size.
    NHL: ORee, NHLs first Black player, to have number retired by Bruins Ben & Jerry’s Is Launching a Line of Frozen Desserts Designed Just for Dogs These $19k SUVs Will Make You Trade in Your Car Ad Microsoft This is a slam dunk if you want a one-card wallet in 2021 Ad Microsoft New Policy For Cars Used Less Than 49 Miles/Day Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/37 SLIDES © IKEA / Josiah and Steph Photography Step inside the flat-pack home of the future While we love big homes with plenty of space, there are so many benefits to...
    SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Beauty Industry Group (BIG), an industry leader for hair extensions and related beauty products, announced today that it has joined the United Nations (UN) Global Compact as part of the group’s commitment to be a sector leader in terms of its human rights commitment and sustainability practices. By becoming a signatory, BIG is making public its long-term support for the UN Global Compact’s Ten Principles in the areas of Human Rights, Labor, Environment and Anti-Corruption. The UN Global Compact is a voluntary initiative based on CEO commitments to implement universal sustainability principles and to take steps to support UN goals. By incorporating the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact into strategies, policies and procedures, and establishing a culture of integrity, companies are not only upholding their basic responsibilities to people and planet, but also setting the stage for long-term success. BIG CEO, Derrick Porter, said, “BIG has always sought to promote shared value and ethics across our entire value chain, beginning with our suppliers and extending through our team members, customers...
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