City of Vancouver to remove three aging trees from Esther Short Park

first_imgCity of Vancouver to remove three aging trees from Esther Short ParkPosted by ClarkCountyToday.comDate: Friday, March 20, 2020in: Community Newsshare 0 This past January, a Norway Maple tree along Esther Street failed at the base, determined later to have been caused by root rot VANCOUVER — After a careful evaluation, the city of Vancouver will be removing two declining Norway maple trees along Esther Street and one Norway Maple with structural issues along 8th Street in the next few weeks.Two of the three aging trees to be removed in Esther Short Park are shown here. Photo courtesy of city of VancouverTwo of the three aging trees to be removed in Esther Short Park are shown here. Photo courtesy of city of Vancouver This past January, a Norway Maple tree along Esther Street failed at the base, determined later to have been caused by root rot. This prompted an assessment of all existing trees along Esther to determine if they also were suffering from root rot. Fortunately, none of the trees tested showed any indications of having root rot. However, arborists did identify three trees as having health and structural issues that could not be corrected.Over the past 10 years, several of the trees at Esther Short Park have reached the end of their life span and have had to be replaced. The three Norway Maples that will soon be removed will also be replaced. This succession planting is part of the long-term plan to retain the character and beauty of large, mature trees throughout the park.Vancouver’s urban forest is an integral part of the city’s physical infrastructure, providing a strong sense of community, a pleasant environment, improved water and air quality, enhanced wildlife habitat, and many other benefits. Proper planting of the right tree in the right place, along with proper pruning and maintenance, are the best defenses against tree damage.For more information about trees, tree permits, and tree care, please visit our webpage at www.cityofvancouver.us/urbanforestry. Questions? Call Urban Forestry at (360) 487-8328 or (360) 487-8308, or email [email protected] provided by city of Vancouver.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Clark CountyVancouvershare 0 Previous : Battle Ground Police Chief Mike Fort issues public message Next : Letter: 18th District lawmakers address the spread of COVID-19AdvertisementThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

Skyview’s Mikelle Anthony takes a mental health break

first_imgA standout athlete for years, Mikelle Anthony and her family could pretty much bank on her earning a full-ride scholarship.In November, she made it official. A senior at Skyview, Anthony signed with the University of Nevada Las Vegas.Her mother, Kim, also played softball there. Her father, Charles, played football there. They met there. And the plan was for their youngest daughter to excel there, as well. This was the perfect story. Or so it seemed.Mikelle Anthony of Skyview gave up a scholarship to play softball at UNLV in order to focus on her mental health. She plans to attend Washington State University to focus on her studies. Photo courtesy Curt Davis PhotographyMikelle Anthony of Skyview gave up a scholarship to play softball at UNLV in order to focus on her mental health. She plans to attend Washington State University to focus on her studies. Photo courtesy Curt Davis PhotographyMikelle Anthony, though, was consumed with the pressures of being a Division-I athlete. Those thoughts, late at night, put her into a panic.Earlier this spring, Mikelle gave up that scholarship.“As soon as I made the decision, there was a huge ‘let-go’ of anxiety,” she said. “I felt so much better. I haven’t really looked back. I haven’t felt my decision was wrong. I feel good about it.”Medical experts say experiencing anxiety is a normal part of life. For some, though, it can become abnormal, when people can be overcome with a persistent fear.“Overarching doom,” Anthony described. That can lead to what some call panic attacks. Or, as her mom called it, a “full-blown anxiety crisis.”For Mikelle, it starts with a numbness in her arms or the back of her legs. During one event this spring, she fell to the ground. She was breathing heavy. Crying. She said she was not able to think clearly.“My whole body aches, almost like a cramp, but in every part of my body,” Anthony said.She had made up her mind.Instead of softball, Mikelle wants to focus on her studies. She plans on being a college student, still. But not an athlete. She doesn’t mind going away from home. In fact, she intends to go to Washington State University in Pullman where she will be roommates with a close friend.“I’m here for education, and I can focus on this,” Anthony said. “In my mind, that’s less anxiety.”Mikelle started having reservations about being a college athlete soon after she decided to go to UNLV. Her parents wondered if Mikelle was developing typical pre-college nerves. Kim Anthony also admitted she initially worried about the costs, how she did not want her daughter to incur debt to attend college. Four years of out-of-state tuition at UNLV adds up to close to $100,000.“I would say, ‘Mikelle … we’re going to figure this out,’” Kim Anthony said.Her parents also got Mikelle some counseling.“It didn’t help,” Kim said. “I thought I was helping, getting her counseling and letting her work it out.”It turns out, Kim and Charles had already helped their daughter — with the love they always gave her. Mikelle never felt the pressure from her parents to play. Oh, it was talked about, how the scholarship would benefit any bank account. But Mikelle never felt forced into keeping the scholarship.“I knew they’d end up being OK with it. I knew it was going to be hard to make the decision. I always knew, at the end, everything was going to be OK with them,” Mikelle said.“Mikelle is a very independent spirit,” Kim said. “She’s always been mature beyond her years.”Other softball coaches used to ask her to specialize in that sport. No way. Mikelle played basketball, tried soccer and gymnastics, and even was a cheerleader for a time at Skyview. What is the point of being a kid if she can’t do all the fun things, she asked her mom once.“Just being in one lane is not Mikelle’s deal,” Kim said.Her parents always had her back, Mikelle said. Even after Mikelle told her immediate family about her decision, she still had a phone call to make. And until that phone call was made to UNLV coach Kristie Fox, Mikelle still had that scholarship.“Up until then, I think my parents never thought I would ever have the courage to call her,” Mikelle said with a laugh.Fox and Mikelle did speak. “She said, ‘I would never have an athlete come who is going to put her mental health at risk,” Mikelle said. “I was very grateful. She was very understanding.”Mikelle Anthony was released from her scholarship.The most difficult part of this process, Mikelle said, has been telling other people. She has had friends and extended family ask her how excited she is to be going to UNLV.“Well, let me tell you …” Mikelle would begin, preparing to try to explain that she gave up that opportunity.The plan now is WSU as a student only. Mikelle said she will leave her options open. One day, maybe, she will return to the game. She is, after all, bummed that her senior season at Skyview got wiped away by the pandemic. As far as her immediate future, without the game, she is at peace.Mikelle Anthony also has advice to any other athlete with doubts. Don’t listen to the folks who think you are crazy and question your motives. “You’re the only person who knows your heart and how you feel,” she said. “Not to ignore everybody, but ignore everybody’s opinions. It’s how you feel at the end of the day. They’re not the ones who are going to be playing or go to that college for you.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Clark CountyLatestVancouvershare 0 Previous : Some recreational fishing reopens in Washington Next : Clark County Superior Court updates modifications to operationsAdvertisementThis is placeholder text Skyview’s Mikelle Anthony takes a mental health breakPosted by Paul ValenciaDate: Wednesday, May 6, 2020in: Sportsshare 0 Softball star gives back full scholarship in order to focus on her well being and her studieslast_img read more

WATCH: Clark County TODAY LIVE • Wednesday, February 24, 2021

first_img School board members discuss potential mascots at a workshop, and there are concerns with two of the four potential namesRead more Clark County officials push back over state’s vaccine allotment to the region WATCH: Clark County TODAY LIVE • Wednesday, February 24, 2021Posted by ClarkCountyToday.comDate: Wednesday, February 24, 2021in: Newsshare 0 Posted by Jacob Granneman|Wednesday, February 24, 2021 |in : BusinessCounty Council hears concern from industry on aggregate supply during work session Analysis of COVID-19 vaccine distributions statewide shows Clark County ranking well below other similarly-sized counties in Washington state.Read more Latest COVID-19 case rate opens door for high school in-person learning Posted by Chris Brown|Wednesday, February 24, 2021 |in : NewsLatest COVID-19 case rate opens door for high school in-person learning The Building Industry Association of Clark County estimates that 35,605 Clark County families will be priced-out of purchasing a home in 2021.Read more Posted by Paul Valencia|Wednesday, February 24, 2021 |in : NewsSasquatch on endangered list as Columbia River High School mascot WATCH: COVID-19 testing rates fall to lowest levels since last Summer ; Clark County vaccine allotments falling far short of other counties ; Vancouver School Board looks to narrow options for new mascot name ; Lumber prices and a shortage of rock putting sharp upward pressure on home prices in Clark County, leaving many families priced out of the market. Posted by Chris Brown|Wednesday, February 24, 2021 |in : NewsClark County officials push back over state’s vaccine allotment to the region Nearly 1,000 households priced-out of Clark County housing market with each $1,000 price increase County Council hears concern from industry on aggregate supply during work session Posted by ClarkCountyToday.com|Wednesday, February 24, 2021 |in : BusinessNearly 1,000 households priced-out of Clark County housing market with each $1,000 price increase School districts across Clark County can move ahead with in-person learning for high school grade levels as the rate of new COVID-19 cases falls sharply.Read more Sasquatch on endangered list as Columbia River High School mascot Members of the Clark County Council held a special work session via phone this week to hear from representatives of the surface mining and construction industry.Read more AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:BIA of Clark Countybuilding suppliesClark CountyClark County TodayClark County Today LiveClark County WashingtonColumbia River High SchoolcoronavirusCovid-19COVID-19 testing rateshome priceshousing marketLatestLive Broadcastlocal newslumber pricesmascotvaccination allotmentsvaccine shortagesvaccinesVancouver school boardshare 0 Previous : Clark County officials push back over state’s vaccine allotment to the region Next : Clark County Republican Party votes to censure Congresswoman Jaime Herrera BeutlerAdvertisementThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

Helping animals on the road can be deadly

first_img We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Trending Videos On a collision course with an animal? Don’t do thisI hate seeing dead wildlife on the road. I also hate reading accounts of motorists who are injured and killed by deer and moose. It’s sickening to hit small creatures; it’s deadly to hit large ones. Our roadways often run through places that are part of some beast’s annual pilgrimage, and the decent thing is to slow down and cede the asphalt to Mother Nature if you can safely do so. A lot of places will post signage about various animals that use the area. My city closes a road every spring for an annual salamander migration, which makes me feel all warm and fuzzy about my city.Two years ago, Toronto police closed the Gardiner Expressway in both directions for three hours when a deer meandered onto that busy section of highway. The traffic backup was horrendous – it was the Monday of a long weekend – but they were left with little choice. An animal that size, especially if spooked, will cause a lot more damage than just getting itself killed. And for as much as we may like that warm and fuzzy feeling of an animal saved, the accounting for human injury isn’t even on the same balance sheet.I don’t like hitting squirrels, but I’ll hit a squirrel before I’ll swerve into another vehicle or cause one to rear-end me. Squirrels will usually scoot fast if you tap your horn. A racoon once dove, I swear, directly into my front axle on a pitch black country road one night. I crept on in tears (I seem to have a theme) but also knowing a bad swerve would have left me in a ditch.There are places – rural – you’re more likely to see wildlife. There are times of day – dusk and dawn – when it’s more active. There are times of year – squirrels in fall, turtles in spring – that are more predictable. But stopping your vehicle on a populated roadway, no matter how well intended, is dangerous.Keep your eye line high, be aware of dogs or kids playing near the road edge, always know what is directly behind you as well as ahead and practice bringing your car to a dead stop from speed; have any new drivers in your home do the same thing. If you want to help animals trapped on a roadway, pull far out of traffic and call animal control. Don’t get out of your car, and don’t go near injured animals. advertisement Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 Inevitably you will come across an animal in the road, so be prepared to react – safely Trending in Canada And stay away from mating frogs. The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTScenter_img RELATED TAGSNewsCanadaMammalsMerriam-Webster Inc.Nature and the EnvironmentPETAQuebecSouthern OntarioWildlife 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” See More Videos First, kill all the wildlife. Relax, PETA. I’m going to make a point.When I was 21, I was heading up to the cottage to join my parents for the weekend. My cottage is located in a fairly remote area, and construction that summer had our usual route closed. The detour was a 50 kilometre work-around that took me through areas I’d never been. It was near midnight on an unfamiliar road and I had on high beams, scouring the trees for the telltale reflection of the eyes of a deer or a possum. You know when foodies describe something as having mouthfeel? The physical sensation created by food in the mouth, says Merriam Webster. That night I learned about tirefeel. I ran over a dense carpet of mating frogs. The low-lying section of the road loomed around a sharp bend and was wall-to-wall frogs. I had the radio blaring and my eye line was high enough to capture things not already laying on the road having their coitus interrupted by a minivan. Now, I don’t kill spiders. I try to shoo flies out of my house intact. I did what any animal-loving person would do: I stopped. And then I started crying because I was stranded in the middle of thousands of frogs, and I couldn’t go forward or back knowing doing anything meant death to tiny creatures who were only trying to get a little loving on a Friday night.I also realized sitting in the middle of the road was deadly for more than just those frogs. I carried on, finally arriving at the cottage upset. My dad wanted to go visit the scene of the crime because sometimes all dads are still 13-year-old boys at heart. The thing is, a road is a road, no matter what is crossing it. A woman was recently hit by a car as she ushered a turtle to safety; I’ve done this, especially this time of year, but on private roads that are empty, or if a second person can keep watch. Here in southern Ontario, Canada geese are royalty, and traffic comes to a halt in every direction as they saunter across minor roads and highways alike. If you can safely stop your car to avoid hitting something, it’s good practice. But doing so safely is not always an option, and some people need to be reminded that people trump animals, every time.In 2010, a Quebec woman stopped her car in the passing lane on a highway to help some ducks. A father and daughter on a motorcycle couldn’t stop in time and were killed. The woman was charged with criminal negligence causing death and dangerous driving causing death. Originally given a 90-day prison sentence and a 10-year driving ban, latest updates on an appeal are still pending. Facebook pages and petitions lit up with people outraged that she should be treated so harshly, that the motorcyclist should have seen her and stopped.She was stopped in a passing lane on a major highway. Two people are dead. My guess is the ducks are fine.RELATED 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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What happens when a new Nissan crashes into an old one?

first_img To say the least, the results are alarming. Both cars were travelling at 40 mph, or just over 64 km/h. While the Versa’s airbags and structure do a formidable job in keeping the dummy relatively unscathed, we definitely can’t say the same about the Tsuru. Let’s just say, after seeing how the Tsuru’s A-pillar deforms so quickly, a steering wheel flying off is the last thing we’d worry about. The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 Nissan’s Tsuru vs. Versa crash test isn’t the least bit surprising. 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 Trending Videos advertisement COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS See More Videos Trending in Canada RELATED TAGSNissanVersa NoteNewsAutomotive SafetyAutomotive TechnologyMexicoNissan Motor Co. Ltd.Nissan SentraNissan VersaNorth AmericaScience and TechnologyTechnologyU.S. Insurance Institute for Highway SafetyUnited States We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. 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” “They don’t make ’em like they used to.” Chances are, you’ve heard that before. And thank goodness they don’t.Case in point, the Nissan Tsuru – a common sight in Mexico as taxicabs, the Tsuru is essentially a ‘new’ 1992 Sentra. It’s cheap, simple, and as the U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety shows, has the ability to turn into a four-wheeled accordion in the event of a crash.The IIHS collaborated with the Latin and Global NCAP groups to show how a Mexican market-spec 2015 Nissan Tsuru would fare against a U.S.-spec 2016 Nissan Versa sedan, all in a bid to not only highlight the differences between U.S. and Mexican automotive safety requirements, but to also get cars with zero-star crash test ratings – like the Tsuru – off Mexican roads. ‹ Previous Next › According to the NCAP, more than 4,000 fatalities in Mexico were linked to Nissan Tsuru crashes between 2007 and 2012. Is it any wonder why Nissan is pulling the plug next May? last_img read more

Volkswagen may build its future EVs in the U.S.

first_img We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Volkswagen will likely build its upcoming lineup of EVs – the production-spec the I.D. hatchback, plus the Crozz and Buzz variants, and a sedan – at its plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee.“Chattanooga is our first choice” to build its upcoming, North American-spec electric vehicles, but cautioned that the company hadn’t yet “taken a formal decision,” Herbert Diess told The Wall Street Journal. The factory, currently building the three-row Atlas SUV and the Passat, has 3.4 million square feet at its disposal. However, it will have to retooled and outfitted to produce the new EVs and the platform required to accommodate them, since the Atlas and Passat are internal-combustion vehicles. advertisement Trending in Canada The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever ‹ Previous Next › 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” Trending Videoscenter_img RELATED TAGSVolkswagenElectricGreenElectric CarsElectric VehiclesNew VehiclesSustainability COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca VW is primarily aiming to take on Nissan and their Smyrna, Tenn., plant, where the Japanese automaker builds EVs and CUVs under the same roof. VW aims to have its EVs on sale by 2025. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 Volkswagen will likely build its EV models for the North American market at its Chattanooga, Tenn., plant. See More Videoslast_img read more

Motor Mouth: Is California’s CARB mandate next on Trump’s hit list?

first_img We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Motor Mouth: Trump’s fuel economy changes could be disaster for CanadaThere are many reasons as to why Mr. Pruitt is making a stink about this now. Besides the fact he is, by nature, extremely litigious — as Oklahoma’s AG he sued the EPA, the organization he now runs, I’ll remind you, 14 times — there is an important deadline looming, April 1 being the date by which the Trump administration has to decide whether the corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards set for 2022 to 2025 should proceed unchanged or be revised. And, by revised, Pruitt means reducing the ambitious Obama-era goals to permit more consumption and, as a consequence, emit more greenhouse gases.According to Bloomberg, California has signalled a willingness to discuss altering the state’s emission rules in the near future if the Trump administration agrees to develop fuel efficiency targets all the way out to 2030. Pruitt’s retort — and he has a valid point often lost on CARB’s administrators — is that “the whole purpose of CAFE standards is to make cars more efficient that people are actually buying. If … Detroit just makes cars that people don’t want to purchase, then people are staying in older cars, and the emission levels are worse, which defeats the overall purpose of what we’re trying to achieve.”Naturally, automakers are rejoicing at the Trump administration’s position, long holding that Obama’s ambitious 54.5 miles per U.S. gallon goal — equivalent to about 40 mpg in real-world driving, by the way — by 2025 was too onerous, citing consumers’ ever-increasing desire for large pickups and SUVs as justification for their reticence.Blaming the popularity of gas-guzzling trucks, however, is a bit of a red herring. Current rules are actually tailored to accommodate shifting consumer desires as each different automotive “footprint” — i.e., large pickups, small econoboxes and everything in between — are allowed to meet different standards. In other words, automakers are simply using consumers’ seeming antipathy to emissions reductions as an excuse to save a few R&D dollars.The problem, whether Donald Trump and Scott Pruitt like it or not, is that the entire world is heading to a reduced tailpipe emissions reality. While revising the corporate average fuel economy standards lower would no doubt save U.S. automakers money in the short run, in the long haul, it will make them less competitive on the world stage. RELATED TAGSMotor MouthMotor MouthNew Vehicles Which may be why, in the last week or so, we have seen the President visit the Golden State to sample prototypes of “The Wall,” and much beleaguered Attorney General Jeff Sessions visit Sacramento to lambaste Governor Jerry Brown regarding the illegality of immigrant “sanctuary” cities. And, lest you think that my lede — implying that Washington might invade Sacramento — was a little over the top, USA Today on Tuesday ran a story with the headline Could Trump and Sessions send federal troops to California over immigration, citing the Insurrection Act of 1807 as possible justification for quelling said rebellious lefties with force. Such was the impact, said author Glenn Harlan Reynolds, a University of Tennessee law professor, of the incredibly “strong language” Mr. Sessions used in reminding California that federal law is “the supreme law of the land.” Obviously feeling left out from this Trumpian offensive is Scott Pruitt — you remember him, don’t you? He’s the former attorney general of Oklahoma, now administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and charged with protecting America’s environment, who just happens to think that climate change is a hoax. Pruitt, in an interview with Bloomberg News, read California the riot act over the state’s right to enact its own fuel economy/emissions standards. He reportedly warned that the California Air Resources Board (CARB) would not dictate the future of automobile fuel economy regulations. “California is not the arbiter of these issues,” said Pruitt, and won’t “dictate to the rest of the country what these levels are going to be.”The problem for Mr. Pruitt is that it kinda, sorta already does. Although regulation of greenhouse gas emissions is a federal mandate, California is allowed to regulate tailpipe emissions within its own borders thanks to a waiver from the EPA. The problem facing Pruitt is that not only has California been the spiritual home of the electric car movement for the last 40 years, a number of others states — as well as the District of Columbia, Trump’s new home — have adopted CARB’s rules. It’s worth noting that California’s influence even extends beyond America’s borders, Quebec’s new ZEV mandate very much patterned, or at least influenced, by the Golden State’s dictums.RELATED The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Trending in Canada 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” 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 center_img For Trump, and his anti-globalist mandate, that hardly seems a concern. Besides, he really wants to invade California. COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS advertisement ‹ Previous Next › Trending Videos It appears that, with the loss of the — I can’t believe I am saying this — steadying influence of now-departed Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, the United States of America is declaring war on one of its peskiest foes, a recalcitrant nation-state that has been a thorn in President Trump’s side ever since he took office lo those seemingly interminable 14 months ago. It’s a war welcomed by his base (who’d like nothing more than to see the place nuked), is populated, in large part, by the worst kind of communists and, when push comes to shove, represents everything the alt-right that controls the modern Republican party hates. I am talking, of course, about …California.Yes, California. Yes I know it’s just a one state among 50, but it bears reminding that the land of Hollywood and hotties does have a population greater than Canada’s and, more importantly, were it a sovereign nation, California would have a gross domestic product (GDP) that would rank it as the sixth-richest country in the world. Throw in the fact that Sacramento is the United States’ spiritual home of lefty politics as well as perhaps the strongest green lobby in the free world and it’s little wonder the Trump administration looks upon the Golden State as its more formidable foe. 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Toyota is trying so hard to make its sedans interesting

first_imgCreated with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 Toyota teases the TRD Camry and Avalon 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 We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Trending in Canada Looking at the rest of the TRD lineup, we can expect there will be some changes to the suspension, maybe wheels and tires, but not much more in the way of power.The teaser vehicles both have sporty TRD wheels with performance tires, extended front splitters, and red brake calipers (although they’re probably just painted red, not actually changed from standard).No image was shown of the rest of the Camry or Avalon, but we can expect extended side skirts and a splitter will round out the changes, with the possibility of a rear wing as well. The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Trending Videos RELATED TAGSToyotaNon-LuxuryNew VehiclesNon-Luxury advertisement ‹ Previous Next › The vehicles are expected to be unveiled at the LA Auto Show where we’ll know more information about them. Along with the manual-transmission Corolla Hatchback, the GT86, and the soon-to-come Supra, hopefully Toyota will be more exciting than the reputation that precedes it. Toyota has released a teaser photo showing two of its massive sedans with some red stripes and sporty wheels—the Camry in the forefront even has TRD wheels.What could this mean? Well, Toyota is trying to inject a little more excitement into its daily drivers by giving them the TRD treatment.Yes, Toyota is going to be giving a little racing DNA to the Camry and the Avalon in the form of a TRD Pro dress-up package, with maybe a couple performance upgrades to go along with it. 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” See More Videoslast_img read more

New electric Hummer’s reveal delayed, but on-sale date hasn’t changed: GM

first_img We previously reported the Hummer SUV would receive a targa-style roof with panels that could be stowed in the frunk, and it looks like GMC is doing its best to make that a reality. A convertible electric SUV would also mark a green alternative to the Jeep Wrangler and upcoming Ford Bronco.The Hummer brand is mostly associated with its military-derived gas-guzzling SUVs (they actually had diesel engines, in Army guise) but its revitalization as an upscale electric brand will hopefully give General Motors a unique platform on which to base its first entries into the premium EV utility segment. ‹ Previous Next › The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever advertisement Trending in Canada Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 GM’s new Hummer EV will allegedly “bring bold design and remarkable capability to the electrified vehicle space.”  Hummer RELATED TAGSHUMMERNon-LuxuryNew VehiclesNon-Luxury Yes, General Motors is still reviving the Hummer nameplate as an electric brand, but the vehicle’s planned public reveal is now delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.The planned May 20 reveal has been set back, though the actual vehicle production launch date has not. GM says development of the Hummer is still on track for a late 2021 market debut as a 2022 model, and we’re now learning a little but more about the vehicle besides its headlights.In a teaser video, a Hummer is shown driving through a forest with beautiful, healthy, green trees, but there’s something weirder about this scene than the juxtaposition of a Hummer and copious amounts of breathable air — the truck’s roof. The interior and all four seats of the vehicle are visible, hinting the roof must be removable. The Hummer by GMC will feature 1,000 horspower and 11,500 lb.-ft. of torque (at the wheels, not the crank) and should make the sprint to 96 km/h in around 3.0 seconds. COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca 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” Trending Videos We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information.last_img read more

CU-Boulder Releases Sexual Harassment Policy Report

first_imgA report released today by the University of Colorado at Boulder summarizes the activities and findings of the first 18 months of the campus’ Sexual Harassment Committee under the current sexual harassment policy. The report, covering the period of Dec. 1, 1995 through May 31, 1997, was submitted to Chancellor Richard L. Byyny by committee Co-Chairs Shari Robertson and Neil Ashby. “This report will be instrumental in our ongoing efforts to address the issue of sexual harassment on the Boulder campus,” said Byyny. “Sexual harassment is prohibited in this university community, and we intend to use all available tools, including education, training and policy enforcement, to eliminate it from our environment.” During the report’s time period, about 3,400 CU-Boulder employees had received training in handling sexual harassment issues. Robertson said hundreds more have participated in the two-hour and four-hour training sessions in the intervening period. Among the report’s findings were:• Fifty-one individuals had “intake interviews” with the co-chairs, in which a person may report incidents of perceived sexual harassment.• Twelve of these individuals then presented written allegations of sexual harassment to the co-chairs.• Nine “investigative panels” were convened to review the allegations. The other three written allegations were determined by the co-chairs not to be allegations of sexual harassment.• Of the nine panel investigations, four allegations were substantiated and five were not substantiated. Administrative actions taken in the substantiated cases included such reliefs as formal reprimand, placement on notice, required training on sexual harassment issues, placement of letter in personnel file, and continued monitoring of situation. Of the remaining intake interviews, six remain timely but without written allegations to date; 12 presented no written allegations and are no longer timely; and 24 were otherwise handled by the co-chairs. In cases handled by co-chairs, numerous resolutions were employed, such as: referral of complainant to appropriate office; provision of information requested; consultation with a department head; and allegations resolved with a termination. Robertson said the experiences of the policy’s first 18 months were valuable in planning for the future. “For example, we learned that the use of formal convened investigation panels makes it hard to respond quickly to an allegation.” The current policy is being updated based on lessons learned from the first 18 months. For example, the co-chairs recommended the campus consider enlisting the help of individuals trained in investigation and reporting of written allegations. The report also recommends:• Establishing a process for updating involved individuals on the status of an investigation;• Assigning one co-chair to a full-time responsibility for implementing the campus sexual harassment policy;• Educating the faculty about the policy in a variety of formats• Listing the Ombuds Office in the appendix to the policy. Published: Dec. 11, 1997 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more