first_imgTuesday 8 January 2019 8:38 am Share It reportedly has the support of senior Conservative figures Sir Oliver Letwin, Sarah Wollaston and Nick Boles, as well as Brexit select committee chair, Labour MP Hilary Benn.Another amendment to the bill, which enacts the Budget, would give the government less room to make Brexit-related tax changes without parliament’s say-so.The bill returns to the Commons today, and currently allows for the Treasury to allocate cash for a no-deal Brexit scenario.“The risks to our economy and security from no deal are far too high and it would be irresponsible to allow it to happen,” Cooper said.“I do not believe parliament would support no deal and ministers should rule it out now. Time is running out and this is too serious for brinkmanship. “Parliament needs to make sure there are opportunities to stop the country reaching the cliff edge by accident. This amendment helps to do just that.”A second amendment to the bill was tabled by Liberal Democrats leader Sir Vince Cable, which would prevent the Treasury from raising income tax or corporation tax unless parliament passes a Brexit deal.“The government is attempting to force parliament to panic by refusing to take no deal off the table,” he told Sky News.“The time has now come for MPs to assert their authority by making it impossible for the government to collect crucial taxes if they do pursue a damaging no-deal.”Lorries rehearsed a no-deal Brexit journey from a disused Kent airport to the port of Dover yesterday, as Prime Minister Theresa May prepares for MPs to vote on her withdrawal agreement on 15 January. Labour and Conservative MPs join forces to attempt to block a no-deal Brexit by stripping government of powers whatsapp More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.com Labour and Tory MPs have teamed up to table an amendment that seeks to force the government to rule out a no-deal Brexit.Conservative backbencher Nicky Morgan and Labour MP Yvette Cooper’s proposed amendment to the Finance Bill would limit the government’s spending powers if the UK leaves the EU with no agreement. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldFinance Wealth PostTom Selleck’s Daughter Is Probably The Prettiest Woman To Ever ExistFinance Wealth PostMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastJohn Wick Stuntman Reveals The Truth About Keanu ReevesTotal PastNoteableyFaith Hill’s Daughter Is Probably The Prettiest Woman In The WorldNoteableymoneycougar.comDiana’s Butler Reveals Why Harry Really Married Meghanmoneycougar.combonvoyaged.comTotal Jerks: These Stars Are Horrible People.bonvoyaged.com Tags: Brexit People Theresa May Joe Curtis whatsapplast_img read more

first_imgCoronavirus | State GovernmentWatch: Dunleavy administration discusses COVID-19 and the economyAugust 24, 2020 by KTOO News Department Share: Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s latest COVID-19 press conference is scheduled for 5 p.m. today.The governor will be joined by Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development Commissioner Julie Anderson and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Zink.Members of Dunleavy’s administration have been holding these briefings since March, generally they’ve shared updates on the number of people in the state with confirmed cases, announced public health mandates, and explained the administration’s strategy and rationale.State health officials reported 71 new cases of COVID-19 among residents and one non-resident case. The resident cases include 42 from Anchorage and 14 from one or more small communities in the Bethel Census Area. The non-resident case is a visitor to Anchorage.Dunleavy’s administration has imposed several public health mandates that have reshaped daily life across Alaska to combat the spread of the virus. Those mandates and other Alaska-specific COVID-19 resources and information are available at coronavirus.alaska.gov.You can watch today’s press conference live on this post, the governor’s Facebook or Livestream pages.Share this story:last_img read more

first_img More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgWhite House Again Downplays Fourth Possible Coronvirus Checkvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.com Show Comments ▼ Ed Miliband would reintroduce the 50p tax rate within weeks Share Saturday 18 April 2015 5:45 am whatsappcenter_img Ed Miliband would reintroduce the 50p tax rate within weeks if he wins the General Election.According to information gained by The Times, in addition to the change to the top income tax rate, Miliband will also demand more powers for Downing Street. These actions are among several included in a list of draft bills given to the cabinet secretary Sir Jeremy Heywood. A Miliband-led government would reveal an emergency budget within weeks, which, in addition to reinstating the 50p rate of income tax, would remove the non-dom tax status and put fiscal responsibility into law.Businesses would likely be split on other changes too, which could include freezes on energy prices, a ban on zero-hour contracts and more apprenticeships. Each of these changes would be a polarising topic, with zero-hour contracts a particular point of conflict between Labour and the Tories.The changes would also strengthen Downing Street’s powers by giving the Prime Minister’s office more power over Whitehall and the Treasury.The Conservatives will be hoping that yesterday’s strong jobs figures will give them a boost in the run up to the election, reinforcing their narrative that the economy is on course and the country should not risk turning control over to Labour. Tags: General Election 2015 Billy Ehrenberg whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyGameday NewsNBA Wife Turns Heads Wherever She GoesGameday NewsEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteableyOpulent ExpressHer Quadruplets Were Born Without A Hitch. Then Doctors Realized SomethingOpulent Expresslast_img read more

first_imgBy Alexander Whiteman 04/12/2018 Customers need to play a bigger part in improving carbon neutrality on express delivery networks.However, while a green sheen may be popular with customers, they are not particularly willing to pay more for it, claimed one operator.Chief executive of DHL Express US Greg Hewitt told The Loadstar the company was on course to meet both short- and long-term targets for neutralising emissions, but one area was lagging.“By 2025, one of the short-term initiatives we want to have achieved is to have 50% of our customers leveraging the available green solutions,” he said. “But in some cases, these come at a premium and we are seeing that consumers are not willing to pay for these more expensive, though greener, transport options.”Even so, DHL’s Manhattan facility is on course to meeting the company’s 2050 carbon neutrality goals, with 100% of its final-mile operations already running under its green initiative, and leading its US operations when it comes to environmental sustainability.“The short-term goal is to have 75% of final-mile operations running under a green solution by 2025,” said Mr Hewitt. “Well, here in Manhattan we are setting an example for the others.”Asked by The Loadstar how DHL would cut carbon while using air freight, Mr Hewitt said the aim was to neutralise rather than remove emissions and the company has made efforts in local communities – in New York, DHL is ahead of its targets with 1m trees already planted across the city’s five boroughs.Area operations manager for NYC Juan Cucalon told The Loadstar the region had also launched walking delivery facilities.“This is another part of our green initiative to minimise our carbon footprint, with many parcels in the Manhattan area being delivered by foot,” he said. “Alongside this, we are working with local government to get authorisation for our quadcycle to be used on the city’s roads and cycle paths.”Already operating in The Netherlands, the quadcycle can carry up to 125kg of shipments, with most cycle couriers using it covering 50km a day.Mr Cucalon said the quadcycle was not allowed on New York city roads, only two-wheelers in designated bike lanes, but he hoped this would change soon.“Our vehicle make-up comprises only electric and hybrid trucks, 95 in total, and these are charged at our Manhattan facility,” he added. “While we get some energy from the grid, the bulk comes from our own micro-turbine, itself fuelled by eco-friendly natural gas.“The smaller vehicles cover 40 miles on a single charge and the larger ones 80, and with our delivery range being dense, on average drivers only cover 80 miles a day.”The efforts made in Manhattan are being mirrored in the new facility DHL is about to open in Garden City in the NY borough of Queens. This is already set up for electric vehicles and will be part of what Mr Cucalon described as the company’s “aggressive efforts” to be carbon neutral by 2050.last_img read more

first_img [email protected] Tags jobspharmaceuticalsSTAT+ By Ed Silverman March 1, 2019 Reprints Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED Log In | Learn More @Pharmalot Up and down the ladder: The latest comings and goings Alex Hogan/STAT What is it?center_img Hired someone new and exciting? Promoting a rising star? Finally solved that hard-to-fill spot? Share the news with us, and we’ll share it with others. That’s right. Send us your changes, and we’ll find a home for them. Don’t be shy. Everyone wants to know who is coming and going.And here is our regular feature in which we highlight a different person each week. This time around, we note that Emergex Vaccines hired Dr. Athanasios Papadopoulos as chief medical officer. Previously, he worked at Sanofi, where he was associate vice president, senior director, and clinical franchise leader of global clinical sciences. What’s included? Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. Ed Silverman Pharmalot STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. GET STARTED About the Author Reprintslast_img read more

first_img Privacy Policy By Andrew Joseph Nov. 19, 2020 Reprints Comparing the Covid-19 vaccines developed by Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson “While what our scientists have done is extraordinary, we needed to have a commensurate effort to help already build public demand for an eventual and hopefully very soon-to-be Covid vaccine or vaccines, and none of that work has happened,” she said.In particular, Clinton said, there need to be localized efforts to encourage vaccination among communities of color, who polls show are less inclined to immediately get a Covid-19 vaccine than white people. People of color have suffered disproportionately from the pandemic, but they also have a history and ongoing experience of being mistreated and discriminated against by medical institutions.“We are losing time every day,” she said. “I don’t want us to fumble around.” Leave this field empty if you’re human: But beyond the problem of staunch anti-vaccine activists, polls show a significant and growing number of Americans have some concerns about the anticipated Covid-19 vaccines and say they won’t get them when they are available. Whenever a vaccine first receives FDA authorization, supplies will be so limited that they’ll generally be reserved for frontline workers or people who are susceptible to more severe cases of Covid-19. But for the pandemic to end, the majority of Americans — estimates are in the 60% to 70% range — will need to get immunized against the coronavirus. The longer that process takes, the longer the pandemic lasts.While Clinton credited scientists who have pushed forward vaccine development at a record pace, she said there should already have been more of an effort to rally people to want to get a vaccine when available. Much of that work would normally fall to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Clinton said, but the Trump administration has regularly undermined health authorities’ efforts. CDC experts are discussing the distribution and allocation of Covid-19 vaccines, but Clinton said there should have been more done to build up eagerness for immunizations. She called on the Biden-Harris transition team to “fill the gap,” in part by engaging with community liaisons, like the leaders of historically black colleges and universities or indigenous communities, to mount campaigns with “nuance and specificity.”“We do need targeted messaging,” Clinton said about connecting with communities of color.Clinton also said that although social media companies have started to take some steps to combat vaccine misinformation on their platforms, they need to do more to not only respond to people purveying misinformation, but to prevent it in the first place.Clinton also told the story of how, decades ago, her grandmother took her children — including Chelsea’s mom, Hillary — to get the polio vaccine when it became available. They waited for six hours to get their shots.“I hope nobody has to stand in line for six hours,” Clinton said about Covid-19 vaccines, “but I want people to be willing to stand in line.” Newsletters Sign up for Daily Recap A roundup of STAT’s top stories of the day. About the Author Reprints Related: General Assignment Reporter Andrew covers a range of topics, from addiction to public health to genetics. Trending Now: Chelsea Clinton wants President Trump and his allies to help encourage Americans to get Covid-19 vaccines as they become available.“If they want to claim credit for the vaccines, if that helps more people get vaccinated, I have a utilitarian view about that,” Clinton said Thursday at the STAT Summit. “Because I think we really will need Trump and need those who are closely associated with Trump, including his allies in the Congress, to be part of the public effort, to show that they themselves are getting vaccinated.”Clinton, who as vice chair of the Clinton Foundation has made combatting vaccine hesitancy a key part of her public health work, did make it clear that she doesn’t think the Trump administration has done enough to build demand and ensure that Americans will get vaccinated when they can, especially among people who are already hesitant about vaccines.advertisementcenter_img STAT SummitChelsea Clinton wants Trump, allies to build support for a Covid-19 vaccine Clinton also noted that leaders of the anti-vaccine movement had pounced on the pandemic to hinder other efforts meant to slow the transmission of the coronavirus.“The pre-Covid-19 anti-vaxx movements have really capitalized on all the trauma of this moment and created unholy alliances with the anti-mask movement and other anti-science movements across the country,” she said. “That conspiracy singularity I don’t think is going away.” @DrewQJoseph [email protected] Please enter a valid email address. Andrew Joseph Listen: The latest Covid-19 vaccine data, Biden’s plans for the pandemic, and Bill Gates unfiltered But Clinton also criticized moves by some Democratic governors, including Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York, to say they were going to have independent experts conduct another review of any Covid-19 vaccines given federal authorization — on top of what regulators at the Food and Drug Administration were doing — before recommending residents in their states get the vaccines. The governors have argued they made those plans out of concern that Trump could prematurely force the FDA to give the greenlight to a vaccine, but experts worry the moves could only exacerbate mistrust in the vaccines, which could start being deployed in the coming weeks.“That’s terrible,” Clinton said in response to a question from STAT’s senior infectious disease reporter Helen Branswell about the governors’ policies. “As a New Yorker, I think I was aghast when I heard that Gov. Cuomo was going to stand up his own independent verification of the FDA. I certainly hope that he might be inveighed upon to not do that, given the incoming Biden-Harris administration. We need to be buttressing our public health institutions, supporting them — holding them accountable but not further undermining them.”advertisement STAT Tags CoronavirusDonald Trumppublic healthSTAT Summitlast_img read more

first_imgBeatrice Paez HSBC changes strategy, lowers fees for global equities fund Unitholders approve changes to NEI funds Desjardins to close four ETFs Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Related newscenter_img Management fees and trailing commissions — for the initial and deferred sales charge options, up to six years or more — will also be reduced for its Advisor and T Series (and may extend to T5 series). In addition, eight of the F Series and certain F5 Series will see its management fees reduced. In other news, NBI intends to rename the English versions of five of the Meritage portfolios, so they more closely align with the French versions of the portfolios. Keywords MERs and management feesCompanies National Bank Investments Inc. Montreal-based National Bank Investments Inc. (NBI) announced on Wednesday that it’s reducing administration and management fees as well as trailing commissions for certain Meritage portfolios. The new administration fees, which affect 10 of NBI’s Meritage portfolios, will be lowered to between 0.12% and 0.18% from 0.13% and 0.24%, respectively. (A full list of the specific changes is available in NBI’s news release.) Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

first_imgOfficial handover of $2.77 million firefighting appliances for City stations Minister for Police and Corrective Services and Minister for Fire and Emergency Services The Honourable Mark RyanRoma Street and Windsor Fire and Rescue Stations will have greater firefighting and rescue service capability with the delivery of two new state-of-the-art appliances.Minister for Fire and Emergency Services Mark Ryan, who attended the event at Roma Street Fire and Rescue Station this morning, said while these new appliances have already been put to work throughout the region, he was pleased to be part of the official handover for these two busy stations.“Roma Street Station took delivery of a $1.9 million Hydraulic Platform Aerial appliance, which means the 49 000 people who live and work in the CBD and immediate surrounds are in safer hands,” Mr Ryan said.“This appliance is specifically designed for fire and rescue response to high-rise areas, with a maximum working height of 42 metres and a greatly increased outreach capability of more than 30 metres.“So, whether you live or work in a high-rise office building or a residential tower in the CBD, your local fire station is well equipped to support you.”Windsor Fire and Rescue Station took delivery of a $870 000 Type 3 Compressed Air Foam System appliance at the event.“This Type 3 appliance was manufactured by a local company at Narangba – a Queensland business supporting our firefighters and the communities we work with,” Mr Ryan said.Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) Commissioner Greg Leach said the new Type 3 urban pumper appliance was based on the latest model crew cab chassis with added safety features.“This includes side curtain airbags and Electronic Stability Control to improve crew safety,” Mr Leach said.“The appliance is fitted with hydraulic road crash rescue equipment, a thermal imaging camera and a Multi RAE gas detector for improved firefighter protection and public safety.”Mr Leach said QFES was delivering new vehicles as part of the Fire and Rescue Service fleet replacement strategy.“Firefighters play an essential role in protecting the people who live, work, and commute through the CBD and surrounding suburbs,” Mr Leach said.“Brisbane central residents and workers can rest assured these state-of-the art trucks mean their firefighters are ready to respond quickly and effectively to any emergency.” /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Australia, Brisbane, building, business, Commissioner, detector, Emergency, Emergency Services, Fire and Emergency Services, Government, Minister, QFES, QLD, Queensland, Queensland Fire, rescue, Roma, Ryan, Windsorlast_img read more

first_imgCreated with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 Clockwise, the BMW M760Li xDrive, the Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 63 S, the Infiniti Q60, the Genesis G80 Developing a new car takes years of designing and prototypes, and it’s such a big job it gets an internal name, usually a jumbled series of numbers and dashes reflecting the many stages it takes to birth a car. But once all the final details have been sussed, the company will christen the new vehicle a Corvette or Valiant and we’d all know what they were talking about.At least, that’s what the final step used to be.I long for those days. Instead, I’m stuck madly Googling the current differences between the BMW series one through seven, some X’s, a Z and the burgeoning “i”’s. Names used to be hinged on engine displacement, door count or chassis length; now all the letters and numbers go in a Yahtzee cup. Mercedes-Benz did a do-over a few years back, ditching a system we’d gotten used to in order to make it easier. It didn’t. They swapped GLK for GLC, and my inside-my-head memory trick (the word “gluck”) was useless. Infiniti did the same thing and I remember staring blankly as the product tech explained which combinations they’d shifted to make room for more combinations.  “It’ll be so much easier,” she enthused. It isn’t. See More Videos RELATED TAGSNews We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Automotive etymology round two: The story behind the names Trending in Canada advertisement The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever It’s not like I’m asking you to bring back the Gremlin. RELATED 18 of the most bizarre car names to ever existA colleague recently did a review of the Mini Countryman Cooper SE All4. They almost had to weld some more car onto it to fit the name. Some manufacturers get away with the laziest effort possible, like the Maserati Quattroporte; it may appear sexy, but calling a car “four doors” sounds like it was made by Sesame Street. Securing a name for a car is a time consuming, expensive proposition for car companies. Names have to be checked for existing trademarks, cross referenced into any language (including all possible slang) in markets it will be carried, and focus grouped to see if the masses will buy your Dodge Dolphin or your Honda Hobbit. In fact, it’s that increasingly difficult task of finding the perfect name that I believe has made manufacturers reluctant to venture into new fields. It’s why you see a Dart or an Impala or a Pacifica pass you on the road and wonder if you’ve done a bit of time travel.The problem with that, of course, is the badge of an old car slapped on a new one brings with it the detritus from the past incarnation. The latest Dodge Dart may have cute, but it’s nothing like the mean muscle cars of the early 1970s; the new Pacifica is a minivan, not the crossover it was over a decade ago before it was stifled out of production after just four model years. Bringing back either of those names means pounding out some negative connotations before presenting the new versions – or giving the new car an impossible level to live up to. Some things, of course, are never coming back. I’m quite sure we’ll never see a new version of the Cougar.You may never have owned a Gremlin, but you know what it was. Same with the Ramblers and the Cutlasses, the Pacers, the Omnis and the Fairlanes; even the Rabbits and the Beetles, before Volkswagen started calling cars things like Toureg and Tiguan, which sound more like Ikea bookcases than cars. That said, I’ll still take names I have to repeatedly spellcheck over a random string of numbers and letters.A group I follow on Facebook of new owners of a certain vehicle discuss how best to differentiate their rides. Apparently, the manufacturer doesn’t tag their rear ends enough to satisfy some customers who feel the need to declare to all in their wake that they spent top buck; some have had their own lettering made to adhere to their car. I have often contemplated removing logos from my cars, but never adding any.True aficionados and gearheads, of course, know the minute differences. You’ll know them instantly, when they discuss things like the 1964 ½ Mustang. I admire this knowledge; I also just call it a Mustang. The nationality of a car company needn’t factor into their naming game. If you only looked at the right side of many Hyundais, you’d swear you were in Arizona or New Mexico; the South Korean company claims other names from Latin to Greek sources. Hyundai is good at names.I want names. I know it’s time consuming and expensive, but I want names. And I don’t want recycled names, I want new ones. I always liked Chevrolet naming everything starting with a C, at least for a time; I find comfort in the Ford Escape – Explorer – Expedition – Excursion run. And you know a Subaru just from hearing the model name. The Merriam-Webster dictionary adds thousands of words every year, so there is little chance of running out.  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? 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first_imgEven during the 1960s, when car enthusiasts were comfortably accustomed to wild-looking concepts, the Ford Mustang Mach 1 caused a stir. The wild, low-slung fastback looked like a life-sized Hot Wheels car. Styling cues such as four round exhaust tips, enormous rear tires, and vents chiseled into the sides made it appreciably more muscular than the standard Mustang.The production Mach 1 launched in time for the 1969 model year with a considerably more toned-down design. Its roof was much taller, a concession likely made in the name of comfort, and it retained the standard Mustang’s round headlights in lieu of the concept’s rectangular units. It wasn’t watered-down, though. An aggressive stance accented by a hood scoop and a rear spoiler announced it meant business.Dodge Viper RT/10 Concept (1989)Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Dodge Viper RT/10 Concept At first, it seemed like Porsche had made an odd decision by introducing the Boxster concept in Detroit rather than in Paris or in Geneva. In hindsight, America’s Motor City made perfect sense.The Boxster was not just another new model. In the early 1990s, Porsche found itself neck-deep in financial troubles that threatened its existence. As an entry-level roadster, the Boxster represented a last-ditch effort to boost sales and generate much-needed revenue. The brand couldn’t afford a flop.Officials chose Detroit over the European shows because they knew North America would be the Boxster’s biggest market. They were spot on, and the production model released in 1996 played a sizable role in saving Porsche from certain doom.Volkswagen Concept One (1994)Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Volkswagen Concept One And now for something completely different. No one expected then Chrysler CEO, Wolfgang Bernhard, to wheel onto stage on something that looked like it came from a Mad Max film. Making this motorcycle even more outrageous was the fact it was powered by the Dodge Viper’s massive 500-hp, 8.3L V10 engine. From a motorcycle design standpoint, it was unique with four separate tires and hub-centric steering. Of course, this behemoth never made it to production, but it sure got people talking. Trending in Canada All eyes turned to Dodge as it unveiled the Viper RT/10 Concept at the 1989 edition of the Detroit Auto Show. The brain child of Bob Lutz, the Viper was a way to add much-needed excitement to the Dodge lineup, whose cars had become profitable (at last) but undeniably bland. Early on, Dodge officials referred to the Viper as a modern-day Shelby Cobra.The concept’s long hood hid a V10 engine designed with input from Lamborghini (which Chrysler owned at the time) starting with a V8 plucked from a Ram truck. Enthusiasts went berserk. Dodge presented the production model during the 1991 Indianapolis 500.Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray III (1992)Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray III Chevrolet resurrected the Bel Air nameplate in 2002. It took the form of a two-door, four-seater convertible, a body style last offered by the third-generation Bel Air in the late 1950s.The concept surfed the retro car wave with a heritage-laced design characterized by fake vertical vents behind each headlight and thick chrome trim around the windshield. The treatment continued inside with a front bench seat, the subtle use of chrome trim, and a horizontal speedometer. It was a throw-back to the days when Elvis topped the charts.There was nothing retro under the hood. The drop-top used a then-new 3.5-litre five-cylinder engine turbocharged to 315 horsepower. There is little indication Chevrolet seriously considered building the Bel Air, but the five-cylinder later powered the considerably less sexy Colorado pickup truck and its GMC-badged twin.Dodge Razor (2002)Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22002 Dodge Razor concept The name Razor likely sounds familiar if you were a teen in the early 2000s. At the time, Razor scooters were the hottest thing on the block. The concept’s moniker isn’t a coincidence and it’s not a reference to Gilette products. Dodge teamed up with Razor to design a basic, driver-oriented two-seater sports car that would lure younger buyers into showrooms.The specifications sheet read like an enthusiast’s dream come true. It used a turbocharged 2.4-litre four-cylinder engine bolted to a six-speed manual transmission that sent about 250 horsepower to the rear wheels. The company advertised a sub-six-second sprint from zero-to-60-mph. Rumours pointed to a production model named Scooter but it never happened. 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” The original Volkswagen Beetle was one of the best-selling cars of all time, selling more than 21 million versions, and though production ended in 2002, North America hadn’t seen a new one since 1979. But when VW surprised Detroit with the modern-retro Concept One in 1994, the crowd went wild. Based on the Polo chassis, the Concept One differed from the original Beetle in that it had a front-mounted, liquid-cooled engine and front-wheel drive.Worldwide reaction to the Concept One was so positive that Volkswagen had no choice but to resurrect the Beetle name and put it into production – with very few design changes – in 1997. Ford GT90 (1995)Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Ford GT90 concept Seven hundred and twenty horsepower from a quad-turbocharged V12. These specs, which sound like they describe an extravagant Italian sports car, are still impressive today. Imagine how awe-inspiring they were in 1995, when Ford unveiled the GT90 concept. Show-goers admired it with near-superstitious awe.Shortly after the 1995 Detroit show, insiders suggested the wedge-shaped GT90 would spawn a production model before the end of the 1990s. Ford again wanted to beat Ferrari at its own game, but the coupe never made it past the concept stage … at least, not as a full-size, fully-functional car. Maisto sold a 1/18-scale GT90 as a consolation prize.Nissan Z (1999)Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Nissan Z concept SUVs became wildly popular during the 1990s. Oldsmobile explored how to expand its presence in the segment with the 1999 Recon concept, a highly-futuristic SUV designed entirely with computers. It broke all ties with the company’s then-current design language, and yet the interior looked even further into the future than the body.The driver sat in front of a digital instrument cluster that was fully configurable, a real novelty at the time, especially from a brand not known for high-end or tech-intensive products. The Recon couldn’t have rolled off an assembly line as-is, and Oldsmobile got the bullet before designers got the chance to tone the concept down.Chevrolet Bel Air (2002)Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Chevrolet Bel Air Concept Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 The new Subaru Legacy concept vehicle is under wraps during the press preview for the Detroit International Auto Show on January 11, 2009 in Detroit, Michigan. COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Ford Mustang Mach 1 concept Handout / Ford advertisement RELATED TAGSDetroitDetroit Auto ShowNews Crossovers, SUVs and pickup trucks will reign supreme at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, which opens its doors next week (watch for full coverage from Driving starting Monday). We’ve recently been treated to a few high-end supercars, such as the Ford GT, but the creativity auto manufacturers put into designing concepts has progressively waned. When was the last time a concept car at the Motor City show truly surprised you?It wasn’t always that way. Detroit used to be where companies from all over the automotive spectrum unabashedly flaunted their design department’s wildest ideas. Of all the exciting concepts that have been unwrapped on the floor of Cobo Hall, here are a few of the more memorable ones – including some that went on to production.Ford Mustang Mach 1 (1966) We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. The turn of the millennium was on everyone’s mind in 1999. When they weren’t worrying about the harrowing effects of the looming Y2K bug, product planners in the automotive industry schemed ways to get buyers’ attention by designing cars “for the year 2000.” The Z concept unveiled in 1999 showed Nissan’s vision of a 21st century Z car.Nissan introduced the 350Z in 2002. Its overall silhouette channeled the 1999 concept but its design had evolved considerably. The headlights became rectangular and vertical while the rear lights sat higher and stretched well into the quarter panels. No one predicted the coupe segment’s sharp decline, and in 1999 no one could imagine Nissan’s next Z concept would take the form of an SUV.Oldsmobile Recon (1999)Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Oldsmobile Recon concept With the Sting Ray III, Chevrolet tried answering the question of what a California Corvette would look like. The answer, it turns out, was “unlike any ‘Vette before it.” It was unusually high tech thanks to features like four-wheel steering and an adaptive suspension, and it relied on carbon fiber to keep weight in check.Designers originally envisioned a roadster powered by a high-output V6, but the configuration was deemed too contentious. The car made its debut in Detroit with a 300-horsepower V8 that shifted through a rear-mounted gearbox, which helped weight distribution.Chevrolet’s archives department indicates the Sting Ray III was briefly considered for production but it would have been far too expensive to build. The brand finally introduced the fifth-generation Corvette in 1996, and it shared no styling cues with the 1992 concept.Porsche Boxster (1993)Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Porsche Boxster concept Dodge Tomahawk (2003)Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Wolfgang Bernhard, then CEO of Chrysler Group, rode the Viper-powered Dodge Tomahawk Concept bike on stage at the 2003 North American International Auto Show. ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more