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Rolls-Royce drops final Cullinan teaser ahead of official reveal

first_imgTrending in Canada A 6.75-litre twin-turbocharged V12 will sit under the hood, putting out 563 horsepower and 664 lb.-ft. of torque. That will be sent to all four wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission. 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 COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS It doesn’t seem too long ago that Rolls-Royce announced it would be jumping on the SUV bandwagon. But after the project was announced in 2015, the Cullinan is now just days away from its official reveal.The final teaser showcases the Cullinan’s tail light – and it certainly does look like a tail light, whose primary purpose is to notify other motorists when the vehicle is braking, reversing or about to initiate a turn.Thus far, Rolls-Royce has actually been fairly forthcoming with details. Although the body has been kept camouflaged, we do have a good idea of the proportions and general styling. The automaker also said the Cullinan will share its aluminum-intensive platform with the recently revealed Phantom. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 Rolls-Royce’s final Cullinan teaser shows off the SUV’s tail light. The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever RELATED TAGSCullinanRolls-RoyceNews The Cullinan will make its official debut this Thursday. And although it’s basically an SUV, don’t call it one – Rolls-Royce wants you to think of the Cullinan as an “all-terrain, high-sided vehicle.” ‹ Previous Next › We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Trending Videos See More Videos 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” advertisementlast_img read more

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Volunteer Security Team Fires on Gunman in Texas Church

first_img“It’s extremely upsetting to see anyone committing violence,” he said. Sunday’s shooting in Texas was also the second attack on a religious gathering in the U.S. in less than 24 hours. On Saturday night, a man stabbed five people as they celebrated Hanukkah in an Orthodox Jewish community north of New York City. DeSarno also said the gunman had been arrested multiple times in the past but declined to give details. Britt Farmer, senior minister of the church, said, “We lost two great men today, but it could have been a lot worse.” WHITE SETTLEMENT, Texas (AP) – A man pulled out a shotgun at a Texas church service and fired on worshippers Sunday, killing two people before he was shot to death by congregants who fired back, police said. Authorities at a Sunday evening news conference praised the two congregants who opened fire as part of a volunteer security team at West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement. It was unclear if the two people who were killed were the two who shot at the gunman. “This team responded quickly and within six seconds, the shooting was over. Two of the parishioners who were volunteers of the security force drew their weapons and took out the killer immediately, saving untold number of lives,” said Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, who also hailed the state’s gun laws. An elder at the church told the New York Times that one of those killed was a security guard who responded to the shooter, calling him a dear friend. Officials have not released the names of the victims or the gunman. FBI Special Agent in Charge Matthew DeSarno said they’re working to identify the gunman’s motive, adding that he is “relatively transient” but had roots in the area. Gunman killed two worshipers before being shot by congregants “Places of worship are meant to be sacred, and I am grateful for the church members who acted quickly to take down the shooter and help prevent further loss of life,” Abbott said in a tweeted statement. Authorities said there were more than 240 parishioners in the West Freeway Church at the time of the shooting. In this still frame from livestreamed video provided by law enforcement, churchgoers take cover while a congregant armed with a handgun, top left, engages a man who opened fire, near top center just right of windows, during a service at West Freeway Church of Christ, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in White Settlement, Texas. The footage was broadcast online by the church according to a law enforcement official, who provided the image to The Associated Press on condition on anonymity because the investigation is ongoing. (West Freeway Church of Christ/Courtesy of Law Enforcement via AP) Tinius said he didn’t know the gunman and that the shooting appeared to be random. Two people with minor injuries that were sustained while ducking for cover were treated at the scene, MedStar Mobile Healthcare spokeswoman Macara Trusty said. In a livestream of the church service, the gunman can be seen getting up from a pew and talking to someone at the back of the church before pulling out a gun and opening fire. Parishioners can then be heard screaming and seen ducking under pews or running as papers fly to the floor. White Settlement Police Department Chief J.P. Bevering said the gunman had sat down in a pew before getting up, taking out a shotgun and firing at a parishioner, who was killed. He said the church’s security team then “eliminated the threat.” It is not the first deadly shooting to take place at a church in Texas. In November 2017, Devin Patrick Kelley opened fire on the congregation at a church in Sutherland Springs, killing more than two dozen worshippers, before taking his own life. And in 1999, a gunman killed seven people in Wedgwood Baptist Church in Fort Worth before detonating an explosive device and killing himself. “He was trying to do what he needed to do to protect the rest of us,” said the elder, Mike Tinius. A woman who answered the phone at the West Freeway Church of Christ told the AP she could not answer any questions and that she was told to direct inquiries to authorities. Gov. Greg Abbott asked the state to pray for the victims, their loved ones and the community of White Settlement, about 8 miles (12 kilometers) west of Fort Worth. In this still frame from livestreamed video provided by law enforcement, churchgoers take cover while a congregant armed with a handgun, top left, engages a man who opened fire, near top center just right of windows, during a service at West Freeway Church of Christ, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in White Settlement, Texas. The footage was broadcast online by the church according to a law enforcement official, who provided the image to The Associated Press on condition on anonymity because the investigation is ongoing. (West Freeway Church of Christ/Courtesy of Law Enforcement via AP) All contents © copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Cavlo Enters the AV Trade Show Game — for Casinos and Entertainment

first_imgMiss AV trade shows? Well, enter Cavlo, a new AV-based trade show aimed at the casino and entertainment industry. As Las Vegas’ hotels, casinos and restaurants continue to reopen their doors and resume business, the convention and trade show market is waking up as well. Cavlo will debut at the Ahern Hotel on September 14 and 15, 2020, before DSE — the Digital Signage Expo.“Six of the ten AV-focused trade shows that were scheduled to be in Las Vegas in 2020 canceled their 2020 event,” said Mike Brown-Cestero, managing director of the Cavlo trade show. “Cavlo will get those exhibitors and attendees back face-to-face for the first time in Vegas in 2020; we’ll have the full experience: exhibit spaces, discussion panels, demo rooms and training sessions,” he added.If still recommended at the time, masks will be mandatory — and the Cavlo organizers have already secured thermal cameras and tablets for quick, hassle-free temperature checks. “We’re committed to a safe, professional working environment that will help instill confidence in conventioneers and bring them back to Vegas again,” Brown-Cestero said.Cavlo is marketed as a trade-only, two-day event focused on commercial entertainment and communication technologies that will bring together manufacturers, specifiers, integrators and end users.last_img read more

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DiGiCo’s Quantum7 is the Audio Hub for the NBA’s Season Restart

first_imgFirehouse Productions supplies three Quantum7 desks and nine SD-Racks for the most unique sports ecosphere in history as the NBA compresses a normal eight-month season into less than half thatORLANDO, Florida – August 2020 – The NBA’s 2019-2020 season looked like it was going to be one of the most exciting yet. However, it was interrupted on March 11 by the COVID-19-induced sports shutdown, just before its Playoff series was to begin in April. Instead, the NBA reformatted its season, with teams playing the remaining regular-season games, Playoffs and Finals on three courts in the Wide World of Sports complex in Orlando, Florida from July 30 through October 13.All of these games feature court sound done in a way as never before. Each venue has two sound systems: one aimed at the court, and the other at the audience. The court system is designed to immerse the NBA players in crowd and live venue sounds to emulate their traditional experience. This system is mixed through a DiGiCo Quantum7 console in each of the WWoS’s three venues: the Arena, the main national-telecast court and site of Conference Finals and NBA Finals; the HP Field House court, used for the regular season to Second Round; and the Visa Athletic Center, used for games broadcast exclusively by regional sports networks.“It’s a beast,” says Firehouse Productions Vice President Mark Dittmar, referring to the Quantum7, “and that’s an understatement.” The consoles—three DiGiCo SD7 desks each updated with new Quantum engines—are the hubs for all of the audio elements that are feeding these courts. Those elements include over 1,500 individual audio clips such as cheers, boos, and other reaction sounds. These are stored on media servers and collected from a variety of authentic sources, including originally produced content, foley, and content provided by the teams and the league. In addition, the Quantum7 creates a 5.1 version of the audience sounds that is sent to broadcast for on-air use.Dittmar says the Quantum7 assigned to the Arena was the first to be programmed and became the template for the other two Quantum7 desks. “Once we got all of our basic relative levels set there, the only mixing that’s done is on the systems that the people controlling these crowd and other sound effects are using during the games,” he explains. “The DiGiCos then become these big, reliable routers that are used for the live sound for the entire season.”The identical configuration of each console means that any of Firehouse Productions’ A1s can move between the venues and sit at a console where they know immediately where each I/O—and there are nearly 160 inputs in each venue feeding about 56 outputs—is assigned. “Every mixer will have the exact same experience,” he adds. “And that’s a huge advantage that that keeps the sound very consistent from game to game.”The Quantum7 consoles, and the three 32-bit I/O-equipped SD-Racks each of the three desks uses to manage that huge input array, feed L-Acoustics PA systems in each venue, whose sound is focused on the field of play. The Arena system comprises 60 L-Acoustics K2 loudspeakers configured as 10 hangs of six enclosures each, buttressed by a  dozen L-Acoustics KS28 subs, with a slightly smaller PA deployed in the Visa and HP venues.But the consoles are more than massive routers. Dittmar points out that the Quantum7 desks also provide monitor input to the mixers handling the crowd sounds and sound effects, and they additionally deliver a discrete 5.1-surround feed to the broadcast compound. “The Quantum7s reliably handle a huge workflow,” he says. And the consoles’ features are also making their presence felt, providing the slots for the Dante cards that are taking in the audio from those submixers, 10 channels each from three laptop sources per venue.“No other console that I know of can handle that kind of huge input load,” says Dittmar. “It’s an awesome tool for the scope of this. These are extremely high channel counts feeding a unique PA system for a major-league sports event that’s never been done before. For its reliability under that kind of pressure, for its processing capability, and for its I/O capacity… that’s why DiGiCo’s Quantum7 was the only choice for this.”For information on this season’s NBA schedule, visit www.nba.com. Firehouse Productions can be found online at www.firehouseproductions.com.last_img read more

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Anxiety sensitivity hinders young adults from reaching their exercise goals

first_imgThe level of anxiety sensitivity in young adults is correlated with success or failure in achieving exercise goals, according to a study published earlier this month in Behavior Modification.Anxiety sensitivity (AS) is “the fear of anxiety-related sensations.” In other words, people with AS fear experiencing phenomena like tightness of the chest, sweating, or an increased heart rate—sensations that may also occur during exercise.Researchers from Boston University and the University of Texas were interested in understanding the relationship between AS and the ability to stick to exercise goals. Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Pinterest “Despite emerging evidence that AS is a predictor of exercise avoidance, to our knowledge no studies to date have examined how AS may prospectively affect attempts at behavior change in individuals who are motivated to increase their exercise,” said Michael W. Otto, corresponding author.“That is, does AS predict failure to engage in exercise even among individuals who explicitly express a desire and motivation to increase their time spent exercising?”The team also hypothesized that individuals with high AS would set smaller exercise goals for themselves.The study included 145 undergraduate students from Boston University who expressed an interest in increasing their level of exercise. Participants completed an online survey containing several questionnaires.  The questionnaires measured AS along with various personality traits characteristic of behavior change, including impulsivity, grit, perceived behavioral control, and action planning. Participants were asked to set an exercise goal for the next week and were surveyed again a week later to measure progress.The researchers found that of all participants in the study, only 37% met their exercise goal for the week. This disparity is typical—research has shown “a large intention–behavior gap for exercise behavior,” according to Otto.The data showed no indication that individuals with high AS set smaller exercise goals for themselves. However, they were significantly less likely to meet the goals they did set.Individuals with high AS were also less likely to meet their goals than those who only had low scores in grit, action planning and other behavior change personality traits, indicating that AS in and of itself is an important factor.The mixed results of the study indicate that more research is needed, according to the team.“It remains unclear whether AS is related to exercise behavior when individuals are attempting to make longer term change,” said Otto.Future research may focus on making the measurements more objective—self-reporting exercise levels can be unreliable—and extending the time period beyond one week.center_img Email Share LinkedInlast_img read more

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Presidential Message On Cinco De Mayo 2020

first_imgFrom President Donald Trump:I send my warmest greetings to all who are celebrating Cinco de Mayo.Today’s celebration is usually filled with joyous gatherings of families and friends rejoicing in a unique part of Mexico’s rich history. Although this year’s celebration may not include the usual festivities and parades, the holiday’s underlying story of perseverance and resilience is as relevant as ever. On this day 158 years ago, the Mexican army mounted a monumental defense of freedom, defeating imperialist French forces in the Battle of Puebla. The battle reminds us that great challenges and hardships can be overcome by unwavering resolve and a determined spirit.Melania joins me in recognizing the Mexican American community for its numerous exceptional contributions to our country, particularly today with so many Americans of Mexican descent serving on the frontlines in our fight against the coronavirus.¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo!last_img read more

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Virtually Celebrate UNM-LA Graduates

first_imgUNM-LA News:The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos honors the Graduates of 2020 in an online Celebration, at losalamos.unm.edu/graduation2020/.The celebration includes video messages from the UNM-LA Chancellor, Dr. Cynthia Rooney; Director of the Los Alamos National Laboratory, Dr. Thom Mason; President of The University of New Mexico, Dr. Garnett Stokes; and UNM-LA Dean of Instruction, Dr. Sharon Hurley.One page lists all graduates and their level of accomplishment, and there is a link to download a printable program.Graduating students are welcome to send pictures. The page with pictures will expand as more pictures are received.Finally, friends and family who might want to share best wishes with graduates are welcome to send a message to [email protected], and these messages will be posted on the “Well Wishes” page.last_img read more

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Austerity cuts deep into Guildford and Crawley offices

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Taoglas Launches Series of 5G Massive MIMO Antenna Arrays

first_img Adaptrix CMM200.A, a 5-6GHz C-Band Massive MIMO Array Aurora CMM100.A, a 5-6 GHz C-Band Massive MIMO Phased Array Pegasus CMM300.A, a 5-6GHz C-Band 2×8 Slant Polarised Massive MIMO Panel Sauron ELA100.A, a 77GHz E-Band Lens Array Antenna Taoglas has unveiled its new series of 5G massive MIMO antenna arrays, designed to allow customers to provide the fastest and best user experiences for the next generation of wireless communications. The new antenna series will be demonstrated for the first time at Mobile World Congress, February 27 – 2 Maarch in Barcelona, Spain.Wireless industry pundits have dubbed 2017 the year of 5G, as ultra-high-speed networks begin to move out of the proof of concept stage and into the field. Designed to support the growing demand from IoT devices and users for high-speed, low-latency connectivity for a growing multitude of use cases across industries, 5G networks need to be able to scale quickly to support demand, with the flexibility to accommodate different spectrum requirements and use cases as they emerge.5G demands best-in-class solutions from a quality and performance perspective, and antennas are the critical link. The 5G communications hardware market needs precision, quality and even more engineering support than ever before. Like in the race to 4G LTE, Taoglas is the first antenna vendor on the device side to provide 5G antenna solutions and options.The new antenna series include the Adaptrix CMM200.A, which features a patent-pending, modular interlocking system to help operators scale quickly to meet the speed and capacity demands of 5G. The Adaptrix antenna is the first in a series of millimeter wave antenna arrays from Taoglas that demonstrates the company’s patent-pending interlocking modular system. This first-in-the-industry antenna system means that when you need to add capacity, you simply attach extra panels. You can build them up vertically or horizontally like Lego blocks. You don’t need to worry about spacing, alignment or positioning, it’s a fool-proof system to achieving optimal installation methods.The new 5G antenna solutions from Taoglas include:last_img read more

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Cech wanted by Real Madrid – report

first_imgFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Real Madrid want Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech, according to the Daily Star.It is claimed the Spanish giants are on the lookout for a new keeper and that Cech is one of their top targets.David Luiz could be out for weeks after damaging a calf muscle during Chelsea’s Capital One Cup game at Swansea, the Daily Mail say.It is suggested that Luiz’s injury could mean John Terry returns to the starting line-up for the Blues’ FA Cup clash with Brentford this weekend.QPR manager Harry Redknapp has turned his attention to Moussa Sissoko after being told he cannot have Jake Livermore on loan from Tottenham, the Daily Mirror say.Sissoko, who is expected to join Newcastle, is said to have been targeted along with his Toulouse team-mate Etienne Capoue.Related West London Sport story: No approach from QPR for SissokoThe Guardian, on the other hand, suggest Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas could allow Livermore or Tom Huddlestone to leave if the north London club sign Mohamed Diame from West Ham.The Mirror claim QPR keeper Julio Cesar, this week linked with Arsenal and Manchester United, is wanted by Real Madrid.The Mail say Redknapp has considered signing Genoa’s Andreas Granqvist and that Fulham have enquired about Wolfsburg’s former Middlesbrough defender Emanuel Pogatetz.This page is regularly updated.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last_img read more

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