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2020 Range Rover Velar SVAutobiography packs a supercharged V8

first_img We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. When is it coming? This fall.Should you buy it? Well, the first thing you should know is that whatever the price is, Range Rover claims that the SVAutobiography Dynamic will only be on sale for a year. So, if you want one of the fastest — if not the fastest — compact SUV that just happens to be capable of traipsing down a pretty gnarly trail, then you’d better get your name on a list pretty darn soon. RELATED TAGSLand RoverVelarSUVAWD / 4x4LuxuryNew YorkLuxury VehiclesNew VehiclesNew York Auto Showall-wheel drive To handle all this power, Range Rover upgraded the air suspension, recalibrated the all-wheel-drive system and electronic rear differential, and fitted huge P265/40R22 Pirelli Scorpion performance radials. Not to ignore the company’s off-road heritage, the Dynamic Edition still has a approach angle of 24 degrees and approach is 27.5 degrees, both figures in the Velar’s off-road mode. Trending in Canada Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 2020 Range Rover Velar SVAutobiography Dynamic  Handout / Land Rover ‹ Previous Next ›center_img What is it? The hot-rodded edition of Range Rover’s compact luxury sport brute.Why does it matter? A cynic might say, with some credibility, that Jaguar Land Rover does this SV thing with all its products. And they’d be right, the British automaker eventually shoehorns its supercharged V8 into any engine bay even remotely capable of housing eight pistons and a blower.That might be factually true, but even a skeptic has to admit 550 horsepower is a convincing argument for optimism. If that’s not persuasive enough, how about 502 pound-feet of torque? Still not enough? How about a zero-to-100 km/h sprint time of just 4.5 seconds? Sports car-like performance from an SUV that weighs 2,090 kilograms before you climb aboard. COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS advertisement 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” Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22020 Range Rover Velar SVAutobiography DynamicHandout, Land Rover Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22020 Range Rover Velar SVAutobiography DynamicHandout, Land Rover Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22020 Range Rover Velar SVAutobiography DynamicHandout, Land Rover Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22020 Range Rover Velar SVAutobiography DynamicHandout, Land Rover Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22020 Range Rover Velar SVAutobiography DynamicHandout, Land Rover Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22020 Range Rover Velar SVAutobiography DynamicHandout, Land Roverlast_img read more

Davids’ experience gives him Bok edge

first_img Post by John Goliath Deon Davids Life Exact BrazilRemember Grace Jones? She Is Almost 73, See Her NowLife Exact Brazil|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ‘ Davids’ experience gives him Bok edge  2  0 ‘ Deon Davids’ experience as a head coach may just give him the edge over Jacques Nienaber in the race to replace Rassie Erasmus as the new Springbok coach, writes JOHN GOLIATH.It’s no coincidence that Deon Davids has been seen with the Springboks on many occasions over the last 18 months during Rassie Erasmus’ reign as head coach. It actually seems like he has been earmarked a long time ago to be the man to take over from Erasmus next year.ALSO READ: Inside the mind of Deon DavidsMaybe even during Allister Coetzee’s time in charge …It was in June 2017 in Durban, ahead of the Boks’ second Test against France, that one SA Rugby executive – without being prompted – spoke glowingly about what Davids had achieved with the Kings in Super Rugby that year. The Eastern Cape outfit, who were being operated on a shoestring budget and not many big names, had won six matches in the competition.In this line of work, people don’t just drop names without it having some sort of meaning. It was also during the time that rumours about Erasmus’ return to South Africa from Munster were doing the rounds.The reports linking Davids to the job seem to be genuine. With him being roped in by Erasmus on many occasions over the last 18 months gives an indication that the director of rugby values his input, as well as possibly trying to get him familiar with the culture of the team.Over the next couple of years since performing miracles in Super Rugby with the Kings, Davids’ reputation took a bit of a knock after he won just three of the 42 games involving the Port Elizabeth side in the PRO14. But that team was arguably even worse off than the Kings team he coached in Super Rugby, because it was stripped of a couple of promising youngsters who were lured away to other unions.ALSO READ: Due process needed in Bok succession planBut during that Super Rugby campaign Davids showed his tactical nous, as well as his man-management skills. He effectively had a bunch of semi-pro players and beat the likes of the Sharks, who came to Port Elizabeth with a Springbok-laden side.One of those youngsters Davids lost at the Kings went on to win the World Cup with the Springboks earlier this month. Makazole Mapimpi was given his first shot at the big time by Davids, who had to take a different approach in recruiting players because of budget constraints at the Kings.Davids also revived the career of flyhalf Lionel Cronje and gave Chris Cloete a chance to steal the most balls in Super Rugby that year after the Stormers let him go because he was ‘too small’. Both are now enjoying top careers abroad.Defence guru Jacques Nienaber played a massive role with the Boks in their World Cup win, maybe even the biggest role, as the South Africans only conceded four tries during the tournament.He is certainly a worthy candidate for the Bok job. That he is very close to Erasmus is a huge benefit, because sometimes friends can be honest with their bosses and state their case on a certain topic a lot more passionately.ALSO READ: Changing of the guard to spice southern rivalry But it really counts against him that he hasn’t had that pressure and experience that comes with being a head coach. Davids has that experience and would seamlessly slot into the current Bok coaching set-up after being in and around the camp over the last few years.He certainly does seem to have the inside track for the Bok job. ‘ ‘center_img ‘ GrammarlyAvoid Grammatical Errors with This Helpful Browser ExtensionGrammarly|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ‘ AlphaCuteOprah’s New House Cost $90 Million, And This Is What It Looks LikeAlphaCute|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAaron Smith names South African as greatest World Cup scrumhalfSA Rugby MagUndoJapan-based Kiwi player: I hope to never experience this againSA Rugby MagUndo熱門話題對肚腩脂肪感到後悔!試了在萬寧賣的這個後…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Watch: I wanted to rip Jean’s head off – Jaque FourieSA Rugby MagUndo World Cup-winning Bok quartet in Eddie Jones’ all-time XVMaverick coach Eddie Jones has named his Test dream team made up of players he has worked with throughout his illustrious career.SA Rugby MagUndoDatemyage.comOver 40 And Single?|SponsoredSponsoredUndoGoGoPeak10 Most Beautiful Cities You Should Visit Once In Your LifetimeGoGoPeak|SponsoredSponsoredUndoBuzzAura16 Cancer Causing Foods You Probably Eat Every DayBuzzAura|SponsoredSponsoredUndoLoans | Search AdsGetting a loan in Hong Kong may be easier than you thinkLoans | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndoBuzzSuperDetails About Meghan Markle’s Wedding Will Leave You SpeechlessBuzzSuper|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Posted in Columns, Springboks, Top headlines, Top story, Uncategorized Tagged Deon Davids, Springboks Buzz TreatmentRemember Grace Jones? Try Not To Smile When You See Her NowBuzz Treatment|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Published on November 27, 2019 last_img read more

New Rapid Response Unit for Revellers

first_imgREADING, England– A RAPID response unit set up to treat town centre revellers could help slash booze-fuelled assaults and reduce waiting times at accident and emergency departments, say police.Click here to read more about this pilot program.last_img

DOE highlights top three H2 and fuel cell states

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Julia’s Best Week Ever, August 31, 2017: It’s Halloween Everybody?

first_imgThe parade float with Clarabelle Cow broke down after it had passed us, so we got to hear several minutes of Clara Cluck doing her solo.Eventually a tow truck zipped by, hooked up Clarabelle’s float, and away the parade went. It’s a little hard to see, but here’s the tow truck, with an itty bitty hidden Mickey!The pumpkin hour was drawing near, and we were all still pretty wet from the rain, so we called it a night. If you have the opportunity to go to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, I highly recommend it. There really is something for everyone. Thank you once again to the folks at Disney Parks Blog for the opportunity to attend this wonderful event! It really did help make this a Best Week Ever! Share This!Unless one very lucky reader out there is the one that won PowerBall last week, most of us probably are looking at our tickets and thinking “That’s okay, I usually don’t win anything anyhow.” Last week, I saw a Disney Parks Blog contest for tickets to the first Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party of the year, and so I entered expecting my chances to be about equal to that of PowerBall. Well, luck was with me for that! I won tickets for two….for my family of three. (Awkward.) A few credit card charges later, I had tickets for the third in my party, and our “free” Halloween Party and dessert party was set (for a cost of $150). We had gone last year just to the party and had a blast, but were planning to skip this year. I really can’t turn down a chance to go to this party, though. Feel free to tag along… if we can have Christmas in July, why not Halloween in August, right?This was the scene when we arrived. An unnamed tropical system (not related to the devastating effects of Harvey) had been sitting over Florida for several days, and so storm clouds were solidly predicted for this night as well. Still, we decided to press on, as it had been rainy when we went last year and miraculously cleared right at the start of the party. Besides, how can you not be excited seeing those giant inflatable pumpkins on the autoplaza?Because of work schedules, we arrived a few minutes before 7 PM and the start of the party. A ghostly announcement played throughout Main Street to signal the start of the party, and a quick transformation occurred all around. Don’t you just love the Halloween balloons?Our first stop was to get the limited edition (but free) Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom card. Our daughter has really gotten into Pokémon cards over the summer, and so when it is cooler, we want to introduce her to SotMK. Last year, we tried to get the card at the end of the party, only to find they closed the Fire Station where you get the card at 11:55. This year, we weren’t going to miss it, and we weren’t alone. Look at the line at just a few minutes after the party started!We then picked up our candy bags and headed over to Tomorrowland for a quick ride on the PeopleMover while we tried to figure out our evening plans. (Having less than 24 hours notice really makes getting plans figured out challenging!) As we walked through Tomorrowland, I saw one of my all-time favorite characters from one of my all-time favorite movies at the Tomorrowland dance party. George Sanderson!! Don’t remember who George Sanderson is? He’s Mr. 2319 himself. Check out the sock on his back.After a ride on the PeopleMover, we headed over to Cosmic Ray’s to grab a quick snack to tide us over until the dessert party. One of the most amazing things about the Halloween party is that you are always running into characters everywhere. In this case, I rounded the corner and found Tweedledee, Tweedledum, and the Queen of Hearts.We planned to do some trick or treating, catch the parade, have some desserts at the dessert party, and watch Hallowishes. Anything extra that we did would be a bonus. One of my favorite places to get treats is back at Pete’s Silly Sideshow. Waiting in one line, you get multiple stations, the line tends to be fairly short, and it is inside (out of the drizzle and in a/c). On the way over, we spotted the Goofy outside of the Barnstormer.We also spotted Donald and Daisy posing for pictures at the (thankfully turned off) Casey Jr. Splash Pad.On to Pete’s Sideshow, and a really great sign to mark the way. For candy? Oh, we totally dare!The cast members we ran into all evening were so enthusiastic about Halloween and looked like they were having almost as much fun as we were. I can’t say it often enough–cast members really make all the difference!After getting a ton of treats, we did a couple more walk-on rides and then decided to head to the Tomorrowland Terrace for the dessert party. Unfortunately, we were on the wrong side of the parade route from our destination, and unlike other nighttime parades long gone, there are no breaks in the parade for a quick crossing. Oops. It did mean we got to catch the parade as it went through, however, even though we were behind people and not able to really get any good pictures. No matter what, I love that parade. And eventually we made it to the dessert party with enough time to grab a plate of treats to wolf down before heading to the reserved area for Hallowishes. Out of all the desserts, I think my favorite was the Jack Skellington push pop. If you’re at the Halloween party, make sure to pick one up. It was delish!Even though the Parks Blog folks treated us amazingly well and we had a great time, if I had to pay the money for the dessert party, I probably wouldn’t. The price is really high for what you get. The one thing that was a huge plus was the private viewing area for the fireworks. We were given free reign of the FastPass+ area with the artificial turf, and with so few people in the area, we were able to sit on the “grass” to watch the fireworks without feeling crowded. It was probably the best fireworks viewing experience I had ever had at Magic Kingdom. This gives you an idea of how much room we all had.I didn’t bring the good camera gear out with me out of fear of the rain, but my waterproof camera did pretty good getting a few shots. When it comes to fireworks shells, now that Happily Ever After has debuted, Hallowishes seems less impressive. Do you think it is time for Hallowishes to get an update? Of course the perimeter fireworks make it extra special and always breathtaking.Once the fireworks were over, we had a little time to kill before the second Boo to You parade. We did a second quick ride on the PeopleMover, and then our daughter said she wanted to ride on the Speedway. Fun fact. I have never driven a Speedway car –ever. It didn’t look like this time I was going to, because my daughter wanted to drive, but in true Halloween style, our car was possessed. It literally shook us from side to side so savagely we both thought we were going to go flying off the track and I had to help hold the wheel steady. To top it all off, it had started raining as we were getting loaded. So it is dark, I can’t see where I’m going because of the rain, and the car has a mind of its own. I don’t think my daughter will ever let me drive anything ever again! (We had an amazingly fun time being scared and want to do it again sometime soon, maybe without rain.) To dry off a bit, we snuck into the candy station over at Stitch’s Great Escape. I figured the candy distribution would be in the lobby area, but there were just Jack-o-Lanterns there.The preshow area was actually “live” — the characters were moving around, but with no sound whatsoever. Yeah, it was a little creepy, but cool to see my pal Skippy! And we made sure to grab our candy on the way out, too.We came out and found that the rain had stopped, so we grabbed a spot for the Boo to You Parade. No question, this is my favorite part of the party, even if it is more difficult to get good photos than anything else at Walt Disney World.last_img read more

Louisiana ~ Corporate Income Tax: Medical Tests Performed in Texas Not Sourced to Louisiana for Apportionment Purposes

first_imgThe Louisiana Court of Appeal, First Circuit, held that income derived from the diagnostic testing of Louisiana patient medical specimens performed in Texas should be sourced to Texas for corporate income tax apportionment purposes. The taxpayer operates a multistate network of laboratories where it performs medically-prescribed, diagnostic testing services. During the 2005 and 2006 tax years, a large number of Louisiana patient specimens were forwarded to a regional laboratory in Texas for testing. The Louisiana Board of Tax Appeals (Board) determined that the taxpayer’s use of instruments, equipment, and other property was a “substantial income-producing factor” in its testing services and, therefore, that the taxpayer could not apportion its income using the two-factor (payroll and revenue) formula used by service businesses in which the use of property is not a substantial income-producing factor for tax years beginning before 2016. Instead, the Board found that, by default, the taxpayer was required to apportion its income pursuant to the general three-factor (payroll, revenue, and property) formula used for tax years beginning before 2016. The Board also implicitly determined that the income from the taxpayer’s testing services were sourced to Louisiana. The taxpayer appealed the Board’s ruling.The court first determined that, based on the record and the ordinary meaning of the word “substantial,” the Board did not err in concluding that the taxpayer’s use of property was a “substantial income-producing factor” in its business. In addition, the court noted that, in spite of the taxpayer’s assertion that it was entitled to apportion its income under the two-factor formula, the taxpayer nonetheless used the general three-factor formula to apportion its Louisiana income in both its 2005 and 2006 original and amended tax returns. Accordingly, the court also found no error in the Board’s conclusion that the taxpayer was precluded from apportioning its income using the two-factor formula and instead was required to apportion its income under the general three-factor formula.With regard to the question of sourcing for revenue factor purposes, the court found that Louisiana law (as it existed prior to 2016) does not clearly and unambiguously express an intent to attribute income derived from general services performed in another state to Louisiana. Revenue sourced to Louisiana includes “net sales made in the regular course of business” and “gross apportionable income attributable to [Louisiana].” The court rejected the Louisiana Department of Revenue’s argument that the disputed income qualified as “net sales made in the regular course of business” that must be attributed to Louisiana. It was undisputed that the taxpayer derives its income from performing diagnostic testing services. Therefore, both parties agreed that the taxpayer is a service business and not a manufacturer or merchandiser. As such, the court said that the income it derives from performing services does not constitute “net sales,” which instead refers to sales of tangible items (“goods, merchandise, or property”) and not intangibles such as the performance of services. Thus, the court agree with the taxpayer that the disputed income qualified as “gross apportionable income.”The court also conclude that a service business apportioning its income using the three-factor formula must determine its “gross apportionable income attributable to [Louisiana]” for the revenue factor numerator by sourcing its service income in the same manner as a service business apportioning its income using the two-factor formula. Service businesses using the two-factor formula prior to the 2016 tax year attribute income to the state where the income-producing service is performed (as opposed to using a “market-based” sourcing rule). Accordingly, the court found that only income from services performed in Louisiana is to be sourced to Louisiana.Quest Diagnostics Clinical Laboratories, Inc. v. Barfield, Court of Appeal of Louisiana, First Circuit, No. 2015 CA 0926, September 9, 2016, ¶202-755last_img read more

Citrix Software with Intel vPro Technology

first_imgCitrix and Intel have been working together to deliver a solution that builds on both companies expertise. The end-to-end solutions, application delivery, and virtualization software that Citrix provides combined with the manageability, performance, and security from vPro deliver a novel solution. The solution allow the IT OS build to go through a secure or trusted boot, where the hardware and software used to launch the OS is measured for integrity before the program executes. The OS can be streamed off a remote server, and the end-user gets the rich client side local execution experience.In this video, Citrix Software’s Paul Hahn, Director of Business Development / Virtualization & Management Division, and Matt Edwards, Product Manager, talk about how Citrix Systems is developing products for OS/App Streaming on top of Intel vPro technology. You will see that the virtualized, measured, and streamed OS is able to still render and rotate a rich CAD drawing. last_img read more

Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne

first_imgThe MCG will host five group games including a quarterfinal and final for the ICC World Cup 2015 Established: 1854Capacity: 100,000(approx, including standing room)Located in Yarra Park, the Melbourne Cricket Ground(MCG) is the largest stadium in Australia and the 11th largest in the world. Internationally, the MCG is  remembered as the centrepiece stadium of both the 1956 Summer Olympics, the 2006 Commonwealth Games and the 1992 Cricket World Cup. The open-air  stadium is also one of the world’s most famous cricket venues.The stadium is known for producing well balanced pitches that provide an even contest between bat and ball. The MCG has hosted a total of 141 games with  the highest ODI total recorded as 344/8 during the ICC World XI vs ACC Asian XI clash in 2005.The MCG has been included as one of the 14 venues for the 2015 Cricket World Cup. It will host five games including the 2015 World Cup quarterfinal and the all-important final.last_img read more

Jamaica Gets Additional Area Code

first_img As at 12:01 a.m. today (May 31), Jamaica became the first country in the English-speaking Caribbean to utilize an additional area code – 658.From now until October 30 will be designated as the permissive period, which means seven-digit calls will still be allowed based on a collaboration between the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) and telecommunication providers, FLOW and Digicel.However, after this permissive period, it will become mandatory that persons dial the 10 digits.The new area code will work alongside the existing 876 that was first assigned in 1996 when it was the view then that it would provide sufficient numbering capacity for the next 20 years of demand growth.However, 13 years later the country had to consider the introduction of a new area code to augment the existing 876 numbering space.Science, Energy and Technology Minister, Dr. the Hon. Andrew Wheatley, at an OUR media workshop on the additional area code and 10-digit dialing, in April, cited the increased competition among local telecommunication providers as the primary reason for the proposed introduction of the new 658 area code.Others reasons, Dr. Wheatley listed, include: the introduction of an increase in the growth of home and business telephones; and the rapid spike in wireless phones, pagers, modems and fax machines.Data from the OUR indicate that the new area code will provide more than seven million additional numbers for the next decade.The method of relief dialing provided by the code is known as the standard overlay method and will serve the same geographic area used by the existing 876 code.This is favoured by telecommunication carriers and service providers due to cost considerations.Meanwhile, in a statement to its customers, telecommunication company FLOW is reminding customers to update their contact list with the 876 prefix before dialing the 7-digit numbers. As at 12:01 a.m. today (May 31), Jamaica became the first country in the English-speaking Caribbean to utilize an additional area code – 658. Story Highlightscenter_img The new area code will work alongside the existing 876 that was first assigned in 1996 when it was the view then that it would provide sufficient numbering capacity for the next 20 years of demand growth.last_img read more

Simon Cowell Joins Cruelty Free International Global Campaign To End Dog Experiments

first_imgSimon Cowell and a team of celebrities have been photographed with their companion dogs by world renowned portrait photographer, Rankin, to launch a global campaign by Cruelty Free International to end the use of dogs in experiments.Simon Cowell by Rankin joins Cruelty Free International to end dog experimentsSimon was joined by Squiddly, Diddly and Freddie in Rankin’s London studio to tell the world that dogs do not belong in laboratories.Simon stated: “I have always loved dogs but had no idea how much happiness they would bring to my life. Squiddly, Diddly and, now, Freddie are hugely important members of my family – and even the thought of any dog being mistreated sickens me. That’s why I’m supporting Cruelty Free International – to stop dogs being used for experiments in laboratories around the world. No dog should be treated in such a way. After all, they are man’s (and woman’s) best friend.”Michelle Thew, CEO, Cruelty Free International said: “We are thrilled to have Simon’s support for our global campaign to end experiments on dogs. There are strong ethical and scientific reasons against using dogs in research. Dogs are trusting and forgiving yet they are being betrayed in their thousands by humans, the very ones they look to for affection and reassurance.”Every year, thousands of dogs suffer in cruel experiments across the world. In the US, 59,358 dogs were used in experiments in 2014. The top five states using dogs were Ohio (5,252), New Jersey (5,035), Michigan (4,694), Wisconsin (4,894) and Minnesota (3,350).Beagles are the most commonly used breed. They are mainly subjected to poisoning tests (known as toxicity testing) in which they are force fed, forced to inhale or injected with drugs and chemicals to see what dose will sicken or kill them. Even industrial chemicals and agricultural products such as pesticides and weed-killers can be tested.The Cruelty Free International campaign places the use of dogs in experiments on the global political and public agenda; raising public awareness and persuading governments, regulators and key decision-makers to end the use of dogs in testing.last_img read more

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