NHTSA urges 313K Honda owners to stop driving their cars

first_img Takata inflators can explode with too much force, blowing apart a metal canister and spewing metal fragments. At least 11 people have died and more than 100 have been injured worldwide from the problem. Authorities in Malaysia are investigating three more deaths that may be linked to the inflators.The agency’s urgent advisory covers 2001 and 2002 Honda Civics and Accords, the 2002 and 2003 Acura TL, the 2002 Honda Odyssey and CR-V, and the 2003 Acura CL and Honda Pilot, according to the NHTSA.All the vehicles were recalled between 2008 and 2011, and about 70 per cent of them already have been repaired, the agency said. Trending Videos Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 The U.S. NHTSA is urging owners of older Hondas and Acuras to stop driving their cars until their Takata airbag inflators are replaced. 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” Honda deals with Takata airbag mess the right way The U.S. government is urging owners of 313,000 older Hondas and Acuras to stop driving them and get them repaired after new tests found that their Takata airbag inflators are extremely dangerous.The NHTSA said it has data showing that chances are as high as 50 per cent that the inflators can explode in a crash, injuring people by sending metal shrapnel into the passenger compartments.“These vehicles are unsafe and need to be repaired immediately,” Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said in a statement. “Folks should not drive these vehicles unless they are going straight to a dealer to have them repaired.” See More Videos Honda has ample replacement parts available from companies other than Takata to immediately fix the cars, the automaker said in a statement. The company said it has reached out to the owners multiple times, but many vehicles remain unrepaired even in high-humidity areas along the U.S. Gulf Coast that are at the highest risk.RELATED COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTScenter_img The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Trending in Canada RELATED TAGSHondaNewsAcura CLAcura MotorsAcura TLAnthony FoxxAsiaAutomotive RecallsAutomotive SafetyAutomotive TechnologyBusinessConsumer ProtectionGulf CoastHonda AccordHonda CivicHonda Motor Co. Ltd.Honda OdysseyHonda PilotMalaysiaNational Highway Traffic Safety AdministrationProduct RecallsScience and TechnologySoutheast AsiaTechnologyUnited States 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 advertisement We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more

Western Air makes Inaugural Flight to Jamaica

first_imgRelatedWestern Air makes Inaugural Flight to Jamaica RelatedWestern Air makes Inaugural Flight to Jamaica FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The largest airline out of The Bahamas, Western Air, made its inaugural flight to Jamaica today (April 12) landing at the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) in Kingston with 24 passengers.Captain Busch Armbrister piloted the SAAB 340A aircraft from the Lynden Pindling International Airport in Nassua, which landed at about 11:30 a.m. to the usual watery welcome given at the safe landing of an inaugural flight. The crew and passengers were formally welcomed on the ground by Senior Vice-President of Operations at the NMIA, Mr. Paul Hall.The airline is operating on the route previously served by Air Jamaica, which made its last flight from Nassau yesterday (April 11). Mr. Hall said the airport’s management was pleased that Western Air would be operating direct flights between Jamaica and The Bahamas.President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Western Air, Mr. Rex Rolle, explained that the airline decided to take up the route to minimise any displacement from the withdrawal by Air Jamaica.“There are a lot of Bahamian students here. A lot of Bahamians live and visit Jamaica. A lot of Jamaicans visit and work in The Bahamas, most of them don’t have United States visas, so it would be quite difficult for them to come to Jamaica or The Bahamas without direct air services. Also, if you don’t come direct, the cost will be double or triple,” he pointed out.Mr. Rolle informed that the airline would make one flight daily from Sunday to Friday each week. The aircraft seats 33 passengers on each trip.Western Air has been in operation for 10 years as a domestic carrier and is the largest privately owned airline in The Bahamas. The airline has a fleet of 11 aircraft servicing the various islands of The Bahamas as well as the Turks and Caicos Islands, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic.Mr. Rolle said the flight into Kingston was part of the airline’s expansion plans and that Western Air was looking to begin flights to Montego Bay in the future. Advertisementscenter_img RelatedWestern Air makes Inaugural Flight to Jamaica Western Air makes Inaugural Flight to Jamaica TransportApril 13, 2010last_img read more

Black Crowes to End Hiatus and Tour in 2013

first_imgAfter announcing some spring tour dates today on their Facebook page, The Black Crowes two-plus year hiatus will finally be coming to an end.  The boys from Atlanta, GA will play a handful of shows in March over in the United Kingdom, before making their official stateside return at Port Chester’s Capitol Theatre on April 2nd-3rd.  The “Freak n’ Rollers” will also play NYC’s Terminal 5 on April 5th-6th before embarking on the rest of their tour, which will see them make stops in Washington DC, Philly, Chicago, Nashville, Austin, and culminating in a special JazzFest aftershow at the Mahalia Jackson Theater for Performing Arts in New Orleans on May 4th.Joining the Brothers Robinson on tour will be Steve Gorman, Sven Pipien, Adam MacDougall, Joe Magistro, and Phil Lesh & Friends cohort Jackie Greene will take on lead guitar duties, as Luther Dickinson will be touring with the North Mississippi Allstars.Black Crowes Spring 2013 Tour DatesMarch 24 Manchester, UK—Manchester AcademyMarch 25 Birmingham, UK—02 AcademyMarch 27 Glasgow, UK—02 AcademyMarch 29 London, UK—HMV ForumMarch 30 London, UK—UK HMVApril 2 Port Chester, NY—Capitol TheatreApril 3 Port Chester, NY—Capitol TheatreApril 5 New York, NY—Terminal 5April 6 New York, NY—Terminal 5April 8 Washington, DC—9:30 ClubApril 9 Washington, DC—9:30 ClubApril 11 Boston, MA—House of BluesApril 12 Philadelphia, PA—Electric FactoryApril 14 Detroit, MI—FillmoreApril 16 Chicago, IL—The VicApril 17 Chicago, IL—The VicApril 19 St. Louis—The PageantApril 20 Nashville, TN—Ryman AuditoriumApril 21 Nashville, TN—Ryman AuditoriumApril 23 Atlanta, GA—The TabernacleApril 25 Dallas, TX—House of BluesApril 27 Austin, TX—Stubb’s BBQApril 28 Houston, TX—House of BluesApril 30 St. Petersburg, FL—The MahaffeyMay 1 Lake Buena Vista, FL—House of BluesMay 4 New Orleans, LA—Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing ArtsHere is a video of the Crowes performing “Twice As Hard” in 2009:last_img read more

White River Tactical Basin Plan approved by ANR

first_imgToday, the Agency of Natural Resources announced the approval of the new White River Tactical Basin Plan. This plan capitalizes on nearly a decade of prior water quality improvement work in the White River Basin, and sets forth a suite of new directions for restoration of waters with pollution problems, and protection of waters that are of very high quality.ANR Secretary Markowitz said, ‘I am proud of the work done by our basin planner Jim Ryan. His excellent work with the communities in the White River Basin has resulted in a plan that will allow Vermont to protect and improve the water quality in the area for years to come.’The White River Tactical Basin Plan provides an overview of the health of the basin and a description of the priority future and ongoing steps to restore and protect the quality of its surface waters. According to Ryan, ‘This plan is a reflection of State and local priorities for surface waters in the ‘White.’In the Plan, the work of many local and regional associations, municipalities, State and Federal agencies, and other stakeholders is integrated in a strategic and prioritized fashion.  The Agency specifically recognizes two non-governmental organizations that played key roles in the development of the plan. The White River Partnership was instrumental in bringing together constituencies and conducting water monitoring activities, while the Two-Rivers Ottauquechee Regional Commission provided analyses and project identification efforts that significantly improved the plan.According to Mary Russ, Executive Director of the White River Partnership, ‘Over the past year and a half, Jim Ryan engaged a diverse group of watershed stakeholders to identify the issues and to develop the priorities outlined in the White River Tactical Basin Plan. As a result, I think the Plan will be a useful tool for anyone interested in improving the long-term health of the White River watershed, including individuals, towns, local groups, regional organizations, and state and federal agencies.’Peter Gregory, Director of the Two-Rivers Ottauquechee Commission adds: ‘Our rivers and streams are important natural and economic resources.  This plan identifies and will help address the problem areas, but also safeguard the mostly high quality of the waters we have so that they continue to refresh us on hot days and make the watershed a special place.  We look forward to working with the Agency and the White River Partnership to carry out many of the plan’s recommendations.’The central component of the water quality management plan is the implementation table, which includes specific actions to address threats to surface waters in the basin. Examples of some of the priority actions in the plan include: implementing steps to address bacteria in the Branches of the White River; conducting Agricultural Environmental Management assessments to target outreach and cost-share to farmers; mapping stormwater systems and detecting illicit discharges in village centers; and, working with towns to apply for Better Backroad grants and to include protections for fluvial erosion hazard zones and buffer zones in local zoning.  Complementing these restoration and flood resiliency activities is a set of recommendations for targeted water quality protections that include ecologically significant streams and lakes, and a proposal for Outstanding Resource Water designation for the mainstem White River. The draft plan was released for public comment in May of 2013 and meetings were held May 30th through June 6th to receive public comment. Public comments have been addressed in a responsiveness summary ‘Appendix I of the plan. The final plan and appendix are available online at: http://www.vtwaterquality.org/(link is external) or by contacting Jim Ryan at (802) 476-0132 [email protected](link sends e-mail).last_img read more

President Obama signs Vermont disaster declaration

first_imgThe president Wednesday declared a major disaster exists in the State of Vermont and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe winter storms during the period of December 20-26, 2013. Federal funding is available to state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the severe winter storm in the counties of Caledonia, Chittenden, Essex, Franklin, Grand Isle, Lamoille, and Orleans. Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.   W. Craig Fugate, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Department of Homeland Security, named James N. Russo as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area.   FEMA said additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.last_img read more

Vermont Air Guard prepares for deployment

first_imgVermont Business Magazine The Vermont National Guard’s 158th Fighter Wing has been tasked with a short-notice mobilization, according to a statement released Tuesday by Major General Steven Cray. Over the next few weeks, several hundred Airmen and equipment will depart in order to support the US Central Command’s Area of Responsibility, encompassing Northeast Africa, the Middle East, to Central and South Asia. Cray, the adjutant general, Vermont National Guard, thanked the families and employers of the VT Air National Guard for their unwavering support and commitment to their service.General Cray with Governor Shumlin and Senator Leahy in December 2013. VBM photo.“I am extremely proud of the Wing leadership and our Airmen who have stepped up for a mission they are trained to do,” said Cray. “It is a testament to the professionalism and dedication of our Airmen that the Department of Defense has asked the Vermont National Guard to fill an open requirement by US Central Command to bring the fight to our adversaries.”This deployment is in addition to the nearly 100 Soldiers and Airmen that the Vermont National Guard currently has deployed around the world.”Governor Peter Shumlin, Senators Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) and Congressman Peter Welch issued the following statements related to the announced deployment of the 158th Fighter Wing to the Central Command Area of Operations. Leahy, co-chair of the Senate National Guard Caucus said:  “The brave men and women of the Vermont Air National Guard once again are answering the call.  Our country knows that when you call in the Green Mountain Boys, you’re calling in the best.  Their outstanding reputation has been earned through skill and sacrifice.  Our pride in them is matched by our gratitude to them, their families, their employers and their communities.  Marcelle and I continue to be humbled by their tireless devotion to Vermont and the nation.  We are so proud of all that the Air Guard does, and we are behind them throughout this process.Leahy continued: “The stresses that deployments place on Guard families are many, and they are constant.  It is important that we come together as a state to support not only our fellow Vermonters serving overseas, but everyone affected by their departure.  The burden of separation falls on loved ones and employers, and it is so important that their sacrifices and contributions do not go unnoticed or unappreciated.  Marcelle and I will have the men and women of the Vermont Air National Guard and their families in our thoughts and prayers throughout the coming months.”US Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) said: “The Vermont Air Guard has been recognized for its high degree of training and readiness. As is the case with any deployment, my thoughts are with the service members being sent overseas and their families. In Vermont, I am confident that we will all do everything we can to support those families in their time of need, as we look forward to the safe and speedy return of the Guard members.”Governor Peter Shumlin issued the following statement: “The brave men and women of the Vermont National Guard are truly Vermont’s finest. Time and again, they have shown incredible effectiveness and resolve when answering the call of their state and nation. As their Governor, I take immense pride in their ability and professionalism. I know this is a difficult time for those who will be deployed. On behalf of all Vermonters, I want to extend my gratitude to these hard working men and women and their families. They make us proud every day, and we are grateful for their service.”  Representative Peter Welch (D-Vermont) said: “The brave men and women of the Vermont Air Guard have my full support for a successful mission and a safe and speedy return home. This is a particularly tough time of year for Guard members to leave their families, jobs and communities. As we have in the past, I know that all Vermonters will join together to support those being deployed as well as the families they leave behind. The Vermont Air Guard truly represents the best of Vermont. I am humbled by their service and thankful for their sacrifice.”Source: (TUESDAY, Nov. 23, 2016) — VTANGlast_img read more

Network physicist sheds light on Alzheimer’s and schizophrenia

first_imgShare on Facebook Share Share on Twitter Pinterest Emailcenter_img Researchers comparing mouse and macaque brains have found evidence of an evolutionary universal brain structure in mammals that enables comparisons of cortical networks between species. A new study from a researcher at the University of Notre Dame could provide insights into brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s and schizophrenia.Zoltán Toroczkai, professor of physics at Notre Dame, was lead author on the study, “Spatial Embedding and Wiring Cost Constrain the Functional Layout of the Cortical Network of Rodents and Primates,” published July 21 in PLOS Biology. The work, which also describes differences between the brain networks, shows that the rule that the exponential decay of connection strengthens with distance in the brain, called the exponential distance rule (EDR), is a central feature of their common architecture. Toroczkai and colleagues had previously published evidence of the EDR in a study of macaque brains. However, the general validity of these observations now allows extrapolation to the human brain and insights into brain disorders.Brain network connectivity structure is especially important because information in the brain is encoded by the spatio-temporal firing patterns of groups of neurons, in contrast with the internet, where a message (e.g., of an email) is encoded into the packet itself and as long as there is a delivery pathway for the packet, the specific structure of the network is secondary. Neurons must interact with each other in a certain way, and different areas of the brain create meanings from these spatio-temporal patterns in a mechanism that is still not fully understood. Scientists believe that the brain identifies relevant patterns from incoming information, stores it and uses it to make predictions — for example, the brain will recognize a familiar face if it sees only part of the image. If links, and especially the long-range links, are disrupted by injury or chemical imbalance (hence disrupting the patterns or the mechanism), a person might lose the ability of predictive recognition, as in Alzheimer’s, or might imagine something that is not present, as in schizophrenia.Anatomical observations show that increase in brain size in mammals with more neurons leads to a proportionate decrease of long-range connections in the larger brains. The rodent brain, with fewer neurons but a more interconnected network, is smooth, while the macaque brain, like the human brain, is folded to increase surface area and contain more neurons, but contains much fewer long-range connections. Although the actual numbers of neurons are different in different mammals’ brains, their connectivity networks contain statistically similar features, so-called architectural invariants. Toroczkai intends to continue the research by investigating these invariants and certain circuits in the brain and connecting their findings with information from experiments and data on diseases. LinkedInlast_img read more

Leahy slams unfair rates

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Russian restaurant chain to debut in London

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Watch: Hogs fans swarm Houston

first_imgPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUND Session ID: 2020-09-17:2fd036ec79a4b54fbd0627a Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-926516-3964877343001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – After shutting out two SEC opponents this season, the Razorbacks are ready to shut out the Longhorns in tonight’s Texas Bowl game.THV11’s Mary Dunleavy was live on Monday in Houston and visited with the some of the Hogs faithful..last_img read more