Halo Truck: Ford teases macho Bronco, but is it a Raptor or Warthog?

first_imgIf you thought the spy photos and shadowy teasers came to an end after Ford finally debuted the will-it-ever appear Bronco, think again. There will be umpteen different future variants, some of which the company have already wrapped in camo for display on social media properties. The latest? An off-road-focused Bronco Raptor — or is it Warthog?References to a certain Xbox game notwithstanding, that could very well be a name of a Bronco trim pressed into off-road duty. Eagle-eyed nerds at Motor Trend spotted the trademark filing last week, indicating the Blue Oval sought to secure the “Warthog” name for use on “Land motor vehicles – namely, passenger automobiles, pick-up trucks, sport utility vehicles.”That’s a wide net, to be sure, and doesn’t necessarily mean the word will be used as a standalone trim. After all, suits in the Glass House applied “Sasquatch” to a single option package available on the 2021 Bronco, so this filing could indicate a similar plan. Car companies are also famous for attempting to trademark names they never end up using. Still, it suggests Ford or the SVT skunkworks have something up their sleeve. First Look: 2022 Lexus NX The sport-cute’s looks have been softened, but its powertrains and infotainment offerings have been sharpened advertisement Trending Videos COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS 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 It’s impossible to ascertain many details about this rig’s styling decisions. Fender flares seem to poke out further than stock, suggesting an ultra-robust set of tires. If this machine is greater than 80 inches in width, those little pips on the leading edge of the fenders could be marker lights as required by federal law. The widest Bronco shown so far is the robust Wildtrak at 79.3 inches, so a stretch to 80-plus isn’t impossible. We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information.center_img ‹ Previous Next › As for the vehicle itself, Ford tweeted an image this afternoon of a Bronco tearing down a dusty two-track at full chat, all four wheels off the ground and suspension at full droop. The tread pattern on those tires look suspiciously like that of BFGoodrich KO2 meats instead of the Goodyear Wranglers shown on promotional photos of 2021 Broncos equipped with the Sasquatch package.The rest of the test mule’s body remains largely camouflaged — but is that a sensor for Ford CoPilot360 we see on the front bumper? Trending in Canada RELATED TAGSBroncoFordSUVNon-LuxuryNew VehiclesbroncoFordNon-Luxurysasquatchwarthog The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever See More Videoslast_img read more

Four More Buses for Government Employees

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail KINGSTON — The fleet of buses serving Government’s employees has been improved with the addition of four buses. The air conditioned buses, which were commissioned during a ceremony at the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) service depot, on Ashenheim Road, in Kingston on September 9, bring to 13 the number of buses now serving public servants in Kingston and St. Andrew, St. Catherine, and St. Thomas. They were handed over by the Ministry of Transport and Works/JUTC to the Cabinet Office to enhance the government’s transportation programme for public sector workers.  More than 9,000 public sector workers   are served by the buses. Minister with responsibility for Public Service, Senator Arthur Williams, said the programme is an important benefit to those who utilise the service. “There is clearly a need to beef up the fleet from the nine buses that are now part of the project. We have 12 routes, and we will now have 13 operational buses to serve them,” the Minister said. He noted that there are many other staff benefits which are being looked at for upgrading and expansion, and cited the government’s loan scheme for the purchasing of motor vehicles. “When that scheme was launched, the price of a new car may have been under $2 million. A new car is now well over $2 million, so there is need to increase that fund so that those who access the benefits can get a larger amount towards the purchase of cars. Clearly there are fiscal constraints, but I believe that we can come up with a programme to look at the upgrading of staff benefits for the public sector,” he said. For his part, Minister of Transport and Works, Hon. Michael Henry, said the transportation of people in comfort is of critical importance. “I hope those who travel on the buses will respect the value of the transport cost to the country,” he added. Chief Technical Director, Public Service Establishment Division, Office of the Cabinet, Dennis Townsend, noted that there is a high demand for the services provided. He informed that public servants, who use the service, pay a subsidised fee, adding that one of the many benefits derived is that it creates an atmosphere for productivity while ensuring punctuality. “We did a survey some time ago and we found that the satisfaction level was very high, the staff appreciated the service and they even wanted it to be more extensive in terms of reach and the number of persons who can access this service,” he said. In his remarks, Managing Director, JUTC, Paul Abrahams, said the company is very pleased to be in a position to assist in providing transportation for public sector workers. For his part, President, Jamaica Civil Service Association, Oniel Grant, said the service helps to relieve the pressure on the public system, especially in dense urban areas, adding that the continued development of the programme is of utmost importance. The project commenced in 1996 and is now being managed by Bloomfield Jamaica Limited. Four More Buses for Government Employees TransportSeptember 12, 2011 RelatedFour More Buses for Government Employees RelatedFour More Buses for Government Employees RelatedFour More Buses for Government Employees By Chris Patterson, JIS Reporter Advertisementslast_img read more

David Hogg and activists raise thousands for anti-Ted Cruz billboard featuring Trump tweets

first_imgUSA Latinx(HOUSTON) — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz was a frequent target of Donald Trump’s Twitter ire when the two competed for the Republican nomination for president in 2016. But in an increasingly tight senate race this year, Trump has promised to campaign for Cruz in the lead-up to the November election. Now, a group of activists, including Parkland school shooting survivor David Hogg, are reminding voters of Trump’s old tweets against Cruz in an effort to undermine the senator.A GoFundMe account started by Antonio Arellano, Claude Taylor and David Hogg, and organized by USA Latinx, a Latino advocacy group, aims to raise six thousand dollars to buy a mobile billboard to display Trump’s past negative tweets about Cruz in October, when the president said he would visit Texas and hold a “major rally” for the senator. By Sunday afternoon, the GoFundMe had already surpassed its original goal, raising close to $10,000.“So many wonderful selections to choose from… Thank you @POTUS” Hogg tweeted on Sunday, along with several screenshots of Trump tweets attacking Cruz.Hogg rose to national prominence in February when he became one of the first students to speak out in support of gun control following the deadly shooting at his school, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Parkland, Fla., where 17 students and staff members were killed.“Help support the billboard with Trump’s tweet about Ted Cruz outside his Texas rallies with Ted, donate here,” Hogg tweeted on Saturday, and later thanked supporters, writing, “We did it!!!!! Thank you to everyone who contributed.”Cruz is facing a challenge from Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-Tex., who is mounting an aggressive campaign and raising a significant amount of money in his bid to unseat the conservative senator.No Democrat has been elected to statewide office in Texas since 1994, or held a Senate seat since 1993.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Unlocking the knowledge-based society

first_imgThe responsibility for doing so lies more properly with the public sector. By taking up this challenge and attempting to build a knowledge society, rather than simply completing a knowledge economy, the public sector can release latent creativity and unlock hidden expertise in order to revitalise and mobilise the whole of civil society. In this way governments will discover perhaps the most important mechanism to help Europe achieve its Lisbon target of becoming the most competitive knowledge-based economy in the world by 2010. Bruno Schröder is director, international institutions, Unisys Belgium. These ideas are developed further in a new Unisys White Paper launched on 25 February. Indeed, whatever regulatory approach is finally adopted, the overwhelming impression is that a lot of people are putting a lot of effort into making us more confident e-consumers. Given enough time, I have no doubt they will succeed. The regulatory framework may require some tweaking, some new secure products may need developing, but the fact is that the mechanisms and incentives driving e-commerce are already clearly understood. Surveys show that we place a perverse amount of faith in the completely unregulated, unaccredited information we see on the web. And if such models of collaboration could be harnessed in civil society, who knows what could be achieved? The underlying concepts are so flexible that they can be applied in nearly any domain where the key elements are cooperation between experts and also the exchange of knowledge and expertise. Need a car in the morning? The car pool can match supply and demand and get you moving. Need to return to work after raising your children? Consult an expert on the discussion forum for the best advice on current job trends. Need to decide on which training course to take? Consult the employment market trends and training guide on your local not-for-profit interactive television channel. From a business perspective, however, such applications lack any economic justification. In fact, it is inconceivable that the private sector will ever spontaneously adopt these mechanisms to develop a range of services for the benefit of civil society. center_img But while business is looking after the consumer, who is looking after that part of civil society beyond the e-commerce marketplace? Trust and confidence are not just about the economy – they are crucial to how all of us operate as citizens of a digitally-enabled society. The internet era has placed unprecedented information resources in the hands of the citizen. But the lack of any kind of legal status for that information (e.g. through a deposit Law) means the most outstanding manifestation of the public’s interest in information technology in a civil context remains a vast untapped information resource, of little practical value beyond its application to e-commerce. But the popular appetite for information technology extends further: music site Napster and its successors have confounded all legal challenges to establish an incredibly powerful new paradigm of information-sharing between citizens on a not-for-profit basis. And in the software world, the collaboration model behind the ‘Open Source’ movement united a group of freelance programmers from across the world to create the only solution capable of rivalling the might of Microsoft. One might expect that phenomena this powerful and this popular would be eagerly snapped up by the private sector and quickly commercialised. But what these models have in common is that they are free. Devised by citizens, used by citizens, they provide the experimental proof of enormous benefits which are to be derived from extending the technology and working techniques of the knowledge economy to the average citizen. last_img read more

Derrius Guice injury update: Redskins RB (knee) has MRI, could miss time

first_img Tyreek Hill injury update: Chiefs reportedly considering options for receiver (shoulder) Nick Foles injury update: Jaguars QB (collarbone) to be placed on IR/to return, report says Guice, 22, rushed for 18 yards on 10 carries in the Redskins’ 32-27 loss that saw them blow a 20-7 halftime lead. Related News Adrian Peterson, who was a healthy scratch Sunday, will likely be starter for Washington as Guice heals. Peterson led the Redskins in rushing last season after Guice missed his rookie year with the torn ACL.Chris Thompson and Wendell Smallwood also will share carries. Tevin Coleman injury update: 49ers RB (ankle) expected to miss time, report says Redskins running back Derrius Guice is in danger of missing more time after sitting out all of last season.Injured in Sunday’s loss to the Eagles, he had an MRI on his right knee Monday morning and is expected to be sidelined for a while. Sources: #Redskins RB Derrius Guice had an MRI this morning on the other, non-ACL knee and he’s likely to miss some time. The hope is he does not need surgery, but the team is doing a full evaluation. He gained 18 yards on 10 carries, looking like he wasn’t himself.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 9, 2019The MRI will determine if he needs to have surgery. Guice’s injury is in the opposite knee that he had surgery on last year after he tore his left ACL in the 2018 preseason. However, the right knee is the one that gave Guice trouble when he was at LSU.last_img read more