first_img There are only a few things on this planet – maybe dirt, Keith Richard’s bandana – older than the Dodge Charger and Challenger cousins. That leftover pizza in our office fridge is a close contender, too.These brutes-in-suits have been around, largely unchanged, since 2008 but certainly have staying power in terms of their sales numbers.In an industry that’s usually more fickle than a socialite’s style preferences, the Challenger sells at well over double the rate in America than it did when introduced waaaay back in *checks notes* 2009. 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 | virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever With retro good looks and a spacious interior, the Charger and Challenger remain much tastier than that leftover pizza. Dodge’s latest Special Edition celebrates 50 years of ChallengerIt’s a similar story with the Challenger’s four-door cousin, the Charger. When it showed up in the late ‘00s, a total of 60,651 found their way into American hands. Last year? 96,935.All this bodes well for the Canadian manufacturing facility in which they are built, as rapidly-selling vehicles are rarely taken behind the woodshed and out of production. Brampton Assembly employs nearly 4,000 workers and assembled nearly a quarter-of-a-million cars last year. Consumer Reports recently bestowed their accolades for reliability on these machines, adding to their trophy case of awards and achievements.Having a wide spread of trims for each model certainly doesn’t hurt sales, ranging from rental-spec cars to the psychotic series of hairy-chested Hellcats.Speaking of the latter, FCA has built 56,686 Hellcat variants since the high-horsepower heroes burst onto the automotive scene in the 2015 model year, according to the Chrysler anoraks over at fan site Allpar. Not bad for a line of cars most C-suite execs thought would be financial drain and not sell in quantities sufficient to pay for their R&D costs. Trending in Canada RELATED TAGSChallengerChargerDodgeCoupeNon-LuxuryNew VehiclesBramptonChallengerchargerDodgeNon-Luxury When the retro-inspired muscle car dropped ten years ago, 25,852 customers signed up for a piece of that two-door lifestyle. Last year, a total of 60,997 people signed on the line that is dotted, a remarkable number considering the car hasn’t really changed in outward appearance since hitting the streets a decade ago.RELATED See More Videos Trending Videos advertisement COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 2019 Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye  Nick Tragianis / Driving Ralph Gilles exorcises his Demon to free up room for even-hotter upcoming car 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” ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more

first_img“It’s really risky territory for these foreign leaders who are trying to host Trump,” said Thomas Wright, director of the Project on International Order and Strategy at the Brookings Institution. “He’s a guy who takes everything personally. He’s looking at a huge protest wherever he goes. He may blame the leaders, and he may just blame the country.”The White House did not immediately respond to requests for comment about how it was crafting its Trump travel strategy. But a Trump administration official said it’s hard for other government heads to resist the possibility of spending time with the leader of the world’s most powerful country. “For better or for worse, people understand that he’s the president, and they want to meet him,” he said.Already, wherever Trump travels inside the United States, he draws demonstrators, many of whom were spurred to hit the streets after his executive order barring refugees and visitors from seven Muslim-majority countries. The White House canceled a Trump trip to Milwaukee recently because the president’s host, the Harley-Davidson motorcycle company, was said to be worried about protests.Trump’s foreign travel plans are slowly taking shape, with Europe as a primary focus. In phone calls with international leaders, Trump has committed to attending the G7 summit in May in Taormina, Italy; a NATO summit that same month in Brussels; and July’s G20 summit in Hamburg. Trump’s appearance at the NATO meeting is especially sensitive given that he’s called the military alliance “obsolete” and questioned its funding structure.Two major Asian summits — APEC, hosted by Vietnam, and ASEAN, hosted by the Philippines — are set for the fall, with Trump likely to attend at least one of them. Like other such gatherings, they can be grueling affairs, requiring attendees to attend hours-long meetings, something Trump, who has a famously short attention span, may struggle with.Several modern U.S. presidents have made Canada, a neighbor and top trade partner, their first stop abroad, sometimes in the bitter cold of February. It’s unclear if Trump will follow that tradition, although Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has invited him. White House spokesman Sean Spicer has said Trump and Trudeau will meet “soon.” But at this rate, Trump appears likely to make his first overseas presidential debut later than his two recent predecessors, Barack Obama and George W. Bush, who both were traveling abroad within a month of their first inaugurations. Less than a month into his presidency, Donald Trump is forcing foreign leaders to grapple with an extraordinary question: Is it worth the political risk to invite him for a visit?In Britain, Prime Minister Theresa May is already dealing with a popular backlash over her country’s invitation for a state visit to the combustible new U.S. president. Irish leaders, meanwhile, are debating whether to invite Trump — and whether their prime minister should follow tradition and visit the White House on St. Patrick’s Day.Elsewhere in the world, staffers involved in arranging summits and bilateral meetings face the possibility of public relations and security headaches wherever the U.S. president sets foot, not least because he’s likely to draw protests. Perhaps nowhere has the Trump visit dilemma been clearer than in Britain.U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May is determined to forge strong ties with the Trump as her country negotiates its exit from the European Union. But nearly 2 million people have signed a petition demanding the British government not honor Trump with a state visit because “it would cause embarrassment to her majesty, the Queen.” On Monday, the debate hit a new level when the speaker of the British House of Commons, John Bercow, said Trump should not be allowed to address parliament during his trip.“I feel very strongly that our opposition to racism and to sexism and our support for equality before the law and an independent judiciary are hugely important considerations,” Bercow said, to applause, when explaining his stance.Wright said Bercow may have done the British prime minister, a member of the Conservative Party, a favor by undercutting the notion of a Trump appearance before Parliament.“Imagine if he spoke at the House Commons and the entire Labour Party turned their backs on him — the chances of something going seriously wrong are very, very high,” Wright said.And Trump, who takes great pride in his brand, revels in adulation, and is highly sensitive to criticism, may not react well, Wright added. If he feels disrespected, say, in Britain or at the NATO summit, Trump may try to take it out on his hosts through policy decisions or, at the least, via Twitter-bashing. Even the latter poses a domestic political risk for foreign leaders who probably don’t wish to be embarrassed by the U.S. president.center_img Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny has accepted Trump’s invitation to stop by the White House on St. Patrick’s Day, following a custom of past prime ministers. Tens of thousands of people have signed a petition, titled “Shamrock for Trump: Not in My Name” pressuring Kenny to scrap the trip. Kenny isn’t backing down, however, and has pledged to tell Trump he disagrees with the U.S. president’s immigration policy.Meanwhile, some Irish politicians are questioning whether Kenny should invite Trump to visit their country in return. Ireland’s finance minister, Michael Noonan, said Kenny should wait for a while before asking Trump to stop by.“I think he should invite him at some stage, but I think an early visit might be controversial,” Noonan told the Limerick Leader. “In all these things, the only reason he would invite him would be for the economic benefit of the country, and if it was too controversial it probably wouldn’t be of economic benefit. So it’s a matter of timing, but he certainly shouldn’t rule it out.”Some foreign officials downplayed the risks involved with a Trump visit.In Poland, where the government is relatively conservative, leaders have indicated they are enthusiastic about Trump, except for one area of concern: his apparent fondness for Russia. There’s even an online petition urging Trump to make Poland his first stop in Europe; more than 116,000 people have signed on.Poland has already invited Trump for a multilateral meeting in July, said Piotr Wilczek, the country’s ambassador to the United States. “In Poland, I think the attitude is quite different than in some countries, like France or Germany,” Wilczek said. “I don’t think it’s a risk. I would love for him to visit.”last_img read more

first_imgMIDLAND, MI — The University of the Aftermarket, a division of Northwood University, has opened a search for a new director. The University of the Aftermarket is responsible for providing aftermarket managerial and industry-focused education to the employees and customers of AAIA-, AWDA- and MEMA-member companies. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Parties interested in applying for the position must possess a minimum of a Bachelors Degree (graduate degree recommended), and a minimum of fifteen years of business experience. Candidates must have a professional background that includes general business, marketing/communications, employee training or other relevant experience in the automotive aftermarket or other industries with similar, complex distribution characteristics. Outstanding managerial skills are required. The incumbent must be able to work well across association and internal headquarters departmental lines. The candidate must be a self-starter, results-oriented and committed to excellence in all aspects of continuing education for the aftermarket industry. An excellent knowledge of personal computer operations and working in a “Windows” environment are also required. Intermediate knowledge and use of Windows “Word,” “EXCEL” and “PowerPoint” is required. Interested parties can send a cover letter & resume to: [email protected] or via mail to: Northwood University ATTN: Human Resources 4000 Whiting Dr. Midland, MI 48640 Please indicate the position for which you are applying. _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.last_img read more

first_imgAdvertisement The star midfielder of Manchester United Ander Herrera has claimed that Manchester City are surely going to be the favourites in the Manchester Derby on Sunday. However, the things do not go in a very straight forward way for Manchester City when they face their local rivals. In the previous season also, Manchester United won against City with a margin of 3-2 that delayed the title win of Manchester City. Advertisement When Ander Herrera was asked about it in the pre match conference, he told, Advertisement  “I don’t like to compare situations,” “It’s a new game, a new situation. Hopefully, we can win. “It’s true that they are the favourites because they are in unbelievable form, but this is Manchester United and you never know what can happen.”Advertisement  Manchester United’s start of the season was not very much promising in this season. Though the Red Devils are starting to make a come back after the 2-2 draw against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. On the other hand, they have won an important match in the Champions League against Juventus on Wednesday with a margin of 2-1. The momentum will be with the Red Devils when they will travel to Etihad on Sunday. However, the way Manchester City are playing in this season, it is going to be a stern test for United. Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgThe Nelson Selects came out on the short end of a 3-2 score in the U12 Girl’s bronze medal game of the 13th annual Little Bear Youth Soccer Tournament Sunday in Revelstoke.Nelson lost to the host Revelstoke squad by the single goal in the medal round. The tournament was the first time this season the Selects played in an eight-vs-eight event. Normally the squad plays 11-a-side so the players needed to adjust to net size and different positions. Still the squad, led by the offensive showing of Emily Graeme, Amy Hodgson, Emma Wheeldon and Laurel Halleran, played well against much older teams. Nelson finished the tournament with 1-2-1 record, with the highlight of the weekend coming against Canmore Blacks. The Selects scored a 1-1 draw against the silver medal winners from Alberta. Nelson defeated Canmore Reds before losing to Kootenay South 3-1. Graeme paced the Selects attack with four goals while Hodgson added a pair. Wheeldon and Halleran each scored singles. Emma Gregorich was solid between the pipes all weekend for the Selects. The Revelstoke tournament is the final Rep event of the season. However, the future looks bright for this team — which plays three 10-year-olds on the field — as most of the squad is back for another season.last_img read more

first_imgJesse Cooper and Merissa Dawson of Nelson each scored singles but that was not enough as Kelowna dumped the West Kootenay Wildcats 5-2 in semi final play at the recent Nelson Bantam House Minor Hockey Tournament.The Cats finished the round robin with a 2-1 record.West Kootenay bounced Kimberley 6-0 as Stephanie McAuley of Trail scored three times for the victors.Molly Benbow, Kara Deane and Dawson added singles.The Cats then rode the two-goal performane of Nelson’s Jena Wheeldon to edge Nakusp 5-2. Dawson, Madelaine Vockeroth and McAuley also scored.West Kootenay concluded the round robin with a hard-fought 4-3 loss to Nelson Bantam House. McAuley, Cooper and Dawson scored for the Wildcats. The West Kootenay will be solidly represented at the upcoming B.C. Winter Games in Vernon in the sport of girl’s hockey.No less than seven players caught the eye of evaluators and were selected to Team Kootenay to play in the U16 girl’s hockey tournament following the weekend camp in Invermere.Nelson headlines the contingent with three players, forwards Jesse Cooper and Emma Hare along with rearguard Merissa Dawson.Also on the team are forward Kira Steliev of Nakusp, forwards Stephanie McAuley and Julie Sidoni Trail and netminder Catalina Hartland of Kaslo.All seven players from the West Kootenay are members of the West Kootenay Wildcats Female squad.The balance of the teams is made up of players from the East Kootenay.The Winter Games run February 23-26.Girl’s hockey is being held at the Wesbild Centre in Vernon.The Winter Games is part of B.C. Hockey’s Female High Performance Program, which was established to identify and train athletes and team personnel for possible participation at Provincial, National and International events. West Kootenay Wildcats drop semi final heartbreaker in Nelson tournamentlast_img read more

first_imgThe Mayo Association Galway in conjunction with Cairde Mhaigh Eo have teamed up, and are holding an Official Fundraiser titled:“A Night at the Dogs Buster Fundraiser”It will be held in the Galway Greyhound track, College Road, Galway on Friday, 9th September @ 6.30pm. It promises to be a great evening’s entertainment and we are hoping to make this the largest gathering of red and green in the City, so please come along and wear our county colourson the evening and show your support for the Mayo Senior Football Team.Tickets for the event can be purchased from those listed in the attached flyer or from any of the following outlets:·         Elverys Sports, Headford Road Retail Park & Edward Square, Galway·         Staunton’s All Care Pharmacy, Salthill·         Ward’s Hotel, Salthill·         Tuam Heating & Plumbing Ltd. Abbey Trinity, Tuam·         Oliver Walsh Motors, KilcolganThere will be All-Ireland tickets up for grabs, so please spread the word via friends, colleagues and also like and share on Facebookprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

first_imgAfter the game Kevin Dwyer spoke to Galway manager Padraig Joyce… Galway footballers stay top of Division 1 of the National Football League with two rounds to go after digging out a 1-14 to 1-12 win over Meath in Navan yesterday. The home side were ravenous for a win that would have prolonged their stay in the top division for at least another fortnight, while Galway were forced to start without the injured Damien Comer and Cillian McDaid, who both cried off with hamstring strains. These factors led to Meath dominating the opening half hour as they opened up a 1-6 to 0-1 lead, helped by a strong arctic wind blowing in their favour. Galway manager Padraig Joyce introduced Paul Conroy into the full forward line before half time and the tide immediately turned. Three Shane Walsh frees and a fine effort from Eamon Brannigan cut the gap to 1-6 to 0-5 at the break and when Ronan Steede goaled just after the restart all of Meath’s hard work was undone. Galway continued to pile on the pressure and some brilliant scores from Steede, Conroy and Walsh forged a 1-11 to 1-8 lead for the visitors, but Meath refused to go away and sub Donal Lenihan kicked three impressive frees into the wind as his side drew level late on before Shane Walsh again showed his class by delivering the winning scores. Kevin also spoke to Galway Bay FM Man of the Match Paul Conroy…center_img print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

first_imgCHELSEA are reported to be keen on Tottenham central defender Toby Alderweireld.The Belgian star has yet to put pen to paper on a new deal amid concerns that the club are unwilling to meet his pay demands.3 It looks as though Toby Alderweireld is shouting the odds on his contract situationCredit: Getty Images – GettyThe Mirror say Alderweireld, 29, does have two years of his present contract to run.He wants a better deal, Spurs are sticking to their tight budget and the situation is apparently deadlocked.Alderweireld is thought to want £150,000 a week – that’s close to what Liverpool are paying new £75million man Virgil van Dijk – and that’s out of reach for Tottenham.So Chelsea could make their move in the summer as they look to improve their defence with a proven Premier League figure alongside young Andreas Christiansen, 21.3 Tottenham are reportedly ready to sell Alderweireld in the summerCredit: PA:Press Association3 The Belgian star be on his way to ChelseaCredit: Getty – ContributorAlderweireld has a £25m buy-out clause in his contract… and a fee of around £44m that won’t worry the Blues, either.It seems Spurs boss Maurico Pochettino accepts that Alderweireld wants to go.ON YER BIKE, JACK Arsenal star reveals Wenger told him  to quit and find a new clubThe Argentine boss only wants players at the club who are fully committed to the cause and he won’t block a move.Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United could also be interested.How to win £1MILLION with Sun SixSUN SIX is the new predictor game where you can win £1million – just by correctly picking the results of six games.Here is how to get your mitts on the million:Make your picks – predict the scores from these six gamesEnter your details – quickly sign up to Sun Bets so we can contact youScore £1m – Watch the scores roll in and you can win £1mTop pundits IAN WRIGHT and DANNY HIGGINBOTHAM have made their picks for this week if you need a steer.And remember, you can claim a free £30 bet with Sun Bets when you sign up put a tenner on this weekend’s football here.Ex-Tottenham and Middlesbrough ace Mido has definitely let himself goMOST READ IN FOOTBALLRETRACING STEPSJack Charlton’s granddaughter Emma Wilkinson ‘would love’ to visit IrelandROY RAGEFurious Roy Keane launched foul-mouthed rant at Pique over Fabregas friendshipPicturedTOP FORMBrazil icon Ronaldo soaks up sun with partner Celina Locks on yacht in FormenteraPicturedON THE PAOLPaolo Maldini shows off shredded physique at 52 while on holiday with wifeExclusiveLOCK CLOWNPaul Scholes flouts local lockdown rules by throwing huge 7-hour birthday bashLive BlogUNITED LATESTMan Utd transfer news LIVE: All the gossip and updates from Old TraffordPicturedMADD FOR ITPrem aces Dele, Maddison & Grealish enjoy hard-earned break in sun-soaked IbizaLive BlogBLUES NEWSChelsea transfer news LIVE: Havertz deal LATEST, Willian move updatesLive Bloggunners newsArsenal transfer news LIVE – Latest updates from the EmiratesMISS-RON IMPOSSIBLERonaldo LOSES Golden Boot race after axe from Juve squad for final gameAs always, chairman Daniel Levy will have the final say on Alderweireld’s future.It could be that Tottenham defence will also suffer from the loss of England man Danny Rose.The full-back is wanted by Manchester United, who could propose an exchange deal involving out-of-favour Luke Shaw.last_img read more

first_imgBack for its eighth year, World Information Architecture (IA) Day Ann Arbor is the annual one-day conference created by the Information Architecture Institute and produced by local volunteers.Organized by School of Information students at the University of Michigan, this year’s event with the theme “Design for Difference” will be held Saturday, February 23, 2019. The Ann Arbor event is one of 60 World IA Day 2019 events being held around the world. What is World IA Day?The event is open to everyone interested in learning to organize, structure, and label information in a way that people can understand where they are and what they can expect.World IA Day focuses on building local communities of practice, with the goal of teaching, learning, and shaping the future of information architecture.Whether you’re anInformation architectUser experience professionalDesignerDeveloperContent StrategistDigital MarketerStudentCommunity memberyou’re invited to attend World IA Day Ann Arbor and learn how information architecture can make a difference in our communities and our lives.Details and ScheduleWorld IA Day Ann Arbor 2019 is free and open to the public; pre-registration is required.The event will be held at the Ann Arbor District Downtown Library in Ann Arbor, Michigan (map and directions to the library) from 9:30am to 1:45pm Eastern Time.Doors open at 9:30am and the program begins at 10:00am.As of February 11, 2019, the schedule hasn’t been posted, but speakers include:Jan Berliss-VincentMacKenzie DeWittviewMike OsswaldNisreen SalkaAmbika VohraFrom 10:30am to noon, the Ann Arbor Accessibility Group will be hosting the Deque Empathy Lab, an immersive accessibility experiences, at World Information Architecture Day Ann Arbor.From the lab description, At the Empathy Lab, you’ll gain a whole new perspective by interacting with real assistive tools and learning how different disabilities can impact how we experience technology.History of World IA DayFirst World IA Day Ann Arbor in 2012Curious how World IA Day came about?The first World IA Day was held in 14 cities in February 2012, marking the anniversary of the release of Information Architecture for the World Wide Web, written by Peter Morville and Lou Rosenfeld, known by many in the information architecture field as the polar bear book.With this year’s event, World IA Day has spread to 60 locations around the world!Wrapping UpWorld IA Day is an excellent way to learn about information architecture and connect with others in the community who want to design for difference. I’ve attended several World IA Day Ann Arbor events and I’ve enjoyed every one.Hope to see you on February 23rd!Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedWorld Information Architecture Day Returns to Ann Arbor on February 24Returning for its seventh year, World Information Architecture (IA) Day Ann Arbor is a free one-day conference featuring presentations, lightning talks, and afternoon workshop on Saturday, February 24, 2018. Hosted by the Information Architecture Institute and organized by School of Information students at the University of Michigan, the Ann Arbor…In “Conference”World Information Architecture Day Ann Arbor Returns for Sixth YearBack for the sixth year, World Information Architecture (IA) Day Ann Arbor returns to Ann Arbor, Michigan on February 18, 2017 for a full-day of inspiring presentations and hands-on sessions. Hosted by the Information Architecture Institute and organized by University of Michigan graduate students, World IA Day Ann Arbor joins…In “Conference”World Information Architecture Day 2015, Ann ArborWondering what information architecture is all about? Join me this Saturday, February 21 when World Information Architecture Day returns for its fourth year to Ann Arbor, Michigan. World Information Architecture (IA) Day, Ann Arbor is one of 38 cities across 24 countries holding a one-day free conference to bring together…In “Conference”last_img read more