News Roundup: VW hires everyone’s favourite personal assistant, Siri

first_imgCreated with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 2019 Volkswagen Jetta  Derek McNaughton / Driving The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Nick Tragianis / Driving Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” We’ve had but a glimpse of the redone Corolla hatchback, but it was enough to leave us feeling excited and a little more intimidated than we expected. Like, we know it’s a Corolla, but it looks mean. Maybe it’s the black tones. Here’s what we know leading up to its release at the LA Auto show. See More Videos advertisement GM to expand its vehicle sharing app to include other auto brandsCreated with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Maven expands its car-sharing platform to include a peer-to-peer offering that enables owners and eligible lessees to earn money by renting their personal Chevrolet, Buick, GMC or Cadillac car or truck model year 2015 and newer to driving members. The service is available now in beta in Chicago, Detroit and Ann Arbor, Michigan. Trending Videos GM is doubling down on the sharing economy. Maven, which was launched by the brand in early 2016, currently allows drivers to rent GM vehicles for short-term periods. But soon, users will be able to borrow anything motorized (given its from 2015 or newer) including boats, campers and even lawn mowers, regardless of the make. Got a RV sitting in storage? Let someone else take it to Arizona for the winter and make some extra pocket change, so you can actually afford the gas for it come spring. Read more. ‹ Previous Next › The Cold Start is a round-up of automotive news to get you up to speed in the mornings, because it’s hard keeping pace in a digital traffic jam. Here’s what you missed while you were away. Hey Siri, congrats on your new gig at VWCreated with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22019 VW Jetta Execline PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca Volvo’s is running out of XC40s thanks to the popularity of its new(ish) subscription service, Care by Volvo. The company exceeded its inaugural sales predictions within the first four months of launching the project, and interest has yet to waiver. Here’s why so many people are jumping at the chance to pay $949 a month to not own a Volvo? If you’re a Volkswagen Car-Net app subscriber, there’s a compelling new reason to update to the latest IOS system. The app is now down with Siri, meaning you do things like lock and unlock the doors, set interior temperature, check fuel or charge, enable alarms and more, all by yelling at your iPhone. Good hire, VW. Good hire. Here’s what else she can do for you and your VW.Toyota’s upcoming Corolla gets a new platform and attitudeCreated with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22020 Toyota Corolla Teaser These off-road Jaguar F-Types are no indoor kittiesJaguar Special Vehicle Operations recently put together a pair of off-roading F-Types for the vehicle’s 70th birthday. They look race-ready with roll cages, 40 mm lifts, rally wheels and lights and everything else required to bring them up to FIA spec, which they are, but Jag insists they’re just commemorative and won’t actually be raced. Fine, but can we come to the birthday party?Volvo can’t keep up to its subscription service demandsCreated with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22019 Volvo XC40 Trending in Canada RELATED TAGSToyotaNews COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Al Charest/Postmedia / Drivinglast_img read more

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Dressage Canada Performance Advantage Symposium

first_img Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! SIGN UP Dressage Canada presents the inaugural Performance Advantage Symposium in Canada. The first of the two symposiums will be held in the East in Stouffville, ON June 14-15, and will travel to the West in Calgary, AB to be held June 24-25.Today’s top athletes use a full spectrum of tools available to develop their performance including mental, physical, complimentary and supplementary. By providing their professional insight for beginners, avid amateurs and rising stars, the Performance Advantage Symposium presenters will include some of Canada’s best talent in the fields of high performance competition, judging, mental training and conditioning, sport science, sport physiotherapy, performance analysis, horse welfare and veterinary care, and supplement support for the high performance athlete. Each presenter will share their advice and guidance on how to use and develop tools for performance development on and off the field.“The Florida Fortnight held in Wellington in January 2014 was an outstanding success and many of the attendees expressed the wish for Dressage Canada to set up the same type of symposium in Canada. So, we are excited to bring Florida to you, with many of the same presenters that were so popular with our top riders,” commented Dressage Canada’s, Desi Dillingham.Symposium Presenters:Christilot Boylen, six-time Olympian and three-time gold medalist of the Pan American Games.Alexandre Lamarsalle, co-founder of Equisens Osteopathy Clinic providing osteopath care for both horse and rider. (Ontario only)Dr. Karen Nyrop, veterinarian with special interests in English performance horse care, lameness, pre-purchase exams and exercise physiology. (Alberta only)Sandra Sokoloski, a physiotherapist with a focus on analyzing movement patterns, correct posture, body awareness and performance enhancement techniques.Dirk Stroda, a professional self-development and mental performance coach for Olympians, World Champions, amateurs and professionals.Cara Whitham, the only official with FEI 5* judging credentials for Dressage and Eventing.Omega Alpha Pharmaceuticals Inc., manufacture of supplements including over 100 natural health products.Top dressage athletes, Karen Pavicic and Belinda Trussell, have worked with Dirk Stroda as their mental performance coach. Both of them explained how powerful Stroda is and how they have used his advice for their own performance development.“I have had the privilege of knowing Dirk Stroda for over seven years. After utilizing his coaching techniques for mental training, I immediately had improvement in my performance. I had previously had assistance from a number of sports psychologists however, once I had “Power of Coherence” I had the tools to remain in the “zone” in any situation. Dirk’s approach is unlike anything else I have experienced and is highly effective, not only for high performance athletes, but for anyone who wants to manage stress in their lives”, commented Pavicic.“I had the opportunity to work with Dirk during the Florida Fortnight. He is an incredible person who is compassionate, caring and has so many tools in his tool box to help athletes achieve their personal best. During our sessions he gave me wonderful exercises and thoughts which I use daily in life and in competition. I am grateful he is in my life and I will continue to use Dirk throughout my career,” said Trussell.The symposium will provide useful insight for riders of all levels, coaches, parents, friends and colleagues. Attend both days to gain the most out of what the presenters offer and develop your full spectrum of tools to help you on and off the field.Click here to register for the symposium.Click here for each event schedule and detailed information of presenters.* Please note if you are attending the Calgary, AB symposium being held in conjunction with the CDI3*, Gold Level event, advance stabling is available. Requests for stabling should be submitted to the stabling manager, Erin James at [email protected] Tags: Dressage Canada, Omega Alpha Pharmaceuticals Inc., Christilot Boylen, Cara Whitham, Performance Advantage Symposium, Alexandre Lamarsalle, Dr. Karen Nyrop, Sandra Sokoloski, Dirk Stroda, Email* More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business. 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A steady presence in city’s top seat since 1997, Leawood Mayor Peggy Dunn files for reelection

first_imgLeawood Mayor Peggy Dunn has filed for reelection.Peggy Dunn, the city’s top elected official for 22 years, has filed for reelection as Leawood mayor.Dunn came to the governing body in 1993 and served two two-year terms on the city council before being elected mayor in 1997. She’s been reelected five times since. (The city gradually transitioned from two year terms to three year terms to the current four year terms, so her elections have come at irregular intervals).Over her more than two decades in office, Dunn has overseen explosive growth in the city. Town Center Plaza on 119th Street had just opened the year before she took office as mayor. Since then, Leawood has seen substantial expansion not only in its commercial base, but also in population and residential development.“It has been a historic time of growth for the city,” Dunn said. “And it’s been very enjoyable to serve during a period of such rapid growth. I really do consider it a privilege and an honor.”As the city heads into its eighth decade, though, Dunn said there will be a focus not only on continued growth — there are still sizable portions of 135th Street that are to be developed under the 135th Street Community Plan, for example — but on reinvestment in the city’s original northern neighborhoods.“Leawood is 71 years old, now,” she said, “and so you’re starting to see the need to reinvest in some of our aging shopping centers. Hopefully that’s what we’ll be seeing soon with Ranch Mart North.”In other Leawood filing news, city council incumbents Andrew Osman, Ward 1; Jim Rawlings, Ward 2; and James Azeltine, Ward 4, have all filed for reelection as well. No other candidates are listed as having filed to run for office in Leawood on the Johnson County Election Office’s website at this time.last_img read more

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Rising Costs Terminate Kristin Gas Export Project

first_imgNorwegian oil giant Statoil has announced that the Kristin gas export project (KGEP) partners today made a decision to terminate the project due to unsustainable economics caused by increased investment costs and increased risk to volume availability.The Kristin platform in the Norwegian Sea. (Photo: Marit Hommedal)The Kristin gas export project (KGEP) – a pipeline connection between the Kristin field and Polarled – was sanctioned by the KGEP partners (Statoil 53.4%, Petoro 35.6% and GdFS 11%) in conjunction with the Polarled project sanction late 2012.Following the last year’s project development, the partners have decided to terminate the project based on unsustainable project economics. The drivers behind the decision are increased costs and volume risk.KGEP represented less than 5% of the Polarled volumes and the termination does not influence the Polarled project execution. All relevant stakeholders have been informed about the KGEP partners’ decision to terminate the project.“It is a necessary decision that has been taken by the KGEP partners. With the deteriorating project economics, we did not see grounds to continue the KGEP development,” says Polarled development project director Håkon Ivarjord.KGEP included Kristin platform modifications and a 30-kilometre pipeline to tie into the Polarled pipeline. The opportunity for the future connection of the Kristin field to the Polarled pipeline is maintained as necessary connection points continue to be part of the project.[mappress]January 09, 2014last_img read more

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State Department cautions US tourists in Mexico about ‘tainted’ alcohol

first_img Related iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. State Department is cautioning Americans visiting Mexico to be conscious of “allegations that consumption of tainted or substandard alcohol has resulted in illness or blacking out” within the country.    The new advisory, posted Wednesday on the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs website for Mexico, comes after reports of alcohol-related horror stories involving tourists visiting the country have mounted.“We have seen media reports regarding allegations that consumption of tainted or substandard alcohol has resulted in illness or blacking out in tourist areas in Mexico,” a State Department spokesperson told ABC News in a statement.The statement added, “Following these reports and in consultation with our posts in Mexico, we updated our country-specific information for Mexico to provide updated safety information regarding potentially tainted alcohol.”Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more

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