The new Toyota Supra is getting a performance version, the BMW Z4 is not

first_imgCreated with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 The 2019 BMW Z4 M40i First Edition.  Handout / BMW The new BMW Z4 and Toyota Supra are two of the most hotly anticipated cars of 2018. The cars, which share a platform, both fill a pretty niche market nowadays, with their target demographic the budget-minded auto enthusiast. But both only need a little more performance to aim further up-market.While the BMW Z4 has already been revealed, we are still waiting to even see an un-camouflaged version of the Supra.But even before the Japanese two-door’s release, Toyota bosses are talking about making a special hotted-up version, Top Gear reports. We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. ‹ Previous Next › “At some point, I would like to make a track-limited Supra with less weight. We’re already making a racing version,” Toyota’s performance chief Tetsuya Tada told the magazine. “We know if you take out 100 kg, it’s a completely different car—you don’t even need any more power.”This is good news, and considering the Supra is rumoured to source its engine from the Z4, we’re likely talking about making a 382-hp 3.0-litre twin-turbo inline-six even more capable.As Toyota looks to upgrade its not-yet-released sports car, BMW is doing completely the opposite. Klaus Fröhlich, BMW’s head of R&D, told Road & Track that there would not be an ‘M’ version of the Z4 any time soon.“At the moment this segment is very small, and I had to fight hard to make the new Z4 happen at all, honestly,” Fröhlich said. He added that it was sensational to drive, and early reviews are corroborating his claims, so it’s possible that there may not even be a need for an M version.Frölich also said he wanted to offer a manual transmission option, but the demand for one just isn’t enough to justify the costs. Ouch. advertisement RELATED TAGSBMWSupraToyotaZ4News COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Trending Videos See More Videos Trending in Canada 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 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” Hopefully, BMW changes its minds about the decisions it’s made, because until then, we’ll take the Supra. last_img read more

Google claims Australia code puts free services at risk

first_imgHomeAsiaNews Google claims Australia code puts free services at risk Asia Australia funds regulator to oversee new media law Tags Joseph Waring Joseph Waring joins Mobile World Live as the Asia editor for its new Asia channel. Before joining the GSMA, Joseph was group editor for Telecom Asia for more than ten years. In addition to writing features, news and blogs, he… Read more AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore1 17 AUG 2020 Google warned a move by Australia’s competition watchdog to enable domestic media companies to negotiate fair payment for news content on the search giant’s platform would harm search results and put its free services at risk.In an open letter posted on its website, Google Australia MD Mel Silva stated new government regulations would hurt how Australians use Google Search and YouTube, noting the proposed law would “force us to provide you with a dramatically worse Google Search and YouTube, could lead to your data being handed over to big news businesses and would put the free services you use at risk in Australia”.She claimed the law is set up to give big media companies special treatment and to encourage them to make “enormous and unreasonable demands”.Silva explained the proposed changes are “not fair and they mean Google Search results and YouTube will be worse for you”, as the law would force it to give an unfair advantage to one group of businesses – news organisations – over everyone else who has a website, YouTube channel or small business.At the end of July, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission issued the News Media Bargaining Code to address what it perceives is an imbalance in power between tech giants and local media outfits. Its plan would initially enable groups of media businesses to collectively negotiate with Google and Facebook.Creator ecosystemIn a second letter, addressed to Australian creators and artists, head of YouTube APAC Gautam Anand said the code could have a significant negative impact on the creator ecosystem in the country.Anand said YouTube would be obligated to give large news publishers confidential information about its systems, which they could use to try to appear higher in rankings on YouTube, disadvantaging other creators.He added that the new law will create an uneven playing field when it comes to who makes money on YouTube, claiming major news businesses can “demand large amounts of money above and beyond what they earn on the platform, leaving fewer funds to invest in you, our creators, and the programmes to help you develop your audience”. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Backcenter_img Related Author ACCC seeks input on browser, search choice Google inks licensing deals with India publishers Previous ArticleHTC posts another loss despite launchesNext ArticleSingtel takes hit from competition, Covid restrictions ACCCGooglelast_img read more

BRIAN JOHNSON ON OUTDOORS: Steps to training a perfect duck dog

first_imgEditor’s note: This column was inadvertently left out of Friday’s issue and is being printed today. Brian Johnson’s column will now run on Fridays.As I type this article, hunting season is upon us. In just a few short days the south zone dove season will begin, followed by teal season and then less than two months later duck and goose season. If you are a wing shooter, then it is getting to be your time of year. 2. Hand deliveryI can’t tell you how many times I have seen a client train his or her dog and tell the dog to drop the bumper upon returning.  This is not the correct procedure. Never ask your dog to simply drop the retrieve on the ground.  It is important that you always ask for a hand delivery.   Why is this important?  The answer is simple if you think about it.  Let’s say your dog makes a nice retrieve on a crippled duck. When he gets back to the blind, he drops the duck. The duck takes off in the blind and the dog quickly follows.  Every hunter in the blind has a loaded gun propped against the blind.  As the dog chases the duck he begins to knock down the loaded guns … can you see where this is going? Insist on a hand delivery. 3. Marking skillsIn order to be a proficient hunter, your dog must learn to mark birds that it sees fall.  This is taught with single birds first, but then advances to doubles and triples. It is important that your dog learn to remember the multiple birds in the field. Through much training and practice, this skill should continue to sharpen. A dog that marks great will not have to run as many blind retrieves. 4. Steady to shotThis is a huge deal when it comes to safety. A dog that is not steady to shot has a great chance of being accidentally shot on a hunt.  By steady, I mean that the dog doesn’t move when the shooting starts.  He only goes when his name is called. Many hunters and guides fail to instill this in their dog, and the dogs leave prematurely. This not only decreases the dog’s ability to mark the birds being shot, but as I mentioned earlier, it increases the chance for an accident. The simple solution is to insist on steadiness every single time. A dog that refuses to be steady should be left at home until it learns the skill, or should be tied on a short leash in the blind. Steadiness is imperative. 5. Blind retrievesThis is where a dog learns to follow whistle commands and hand signals to a bird that it did not mark.  This is the most advanced part of training, and many dogs are never advanced to this level. However, if your dog is proficient at long blind retrieves in excess of 100 yards, it will make hunting even more fun.  These dogs will rarely lose a duck. I hope this training schedule helps. Remember that it is important to start with No. 1 and work through them in order. I have shared with you the secret order of what to do but haven’t told you exactly how to do it. If you need help with the how-to part. please feel free to give as a call at DuckDogTrainer.com 460-2314. We will be glad to answer questions or to enroll your dog in our program.   May The God of mercy richly bless you this season and may your bird straps be full!•Brian Johnson, originally of Port Neches, is pastor of the Outdoorsman’s Church in Winnie, owner of DuckDogTrainer.com and outdoors writer for The News. It is a fact that not everyone who hunts ducks, dove, or geese has a Labrador retriever to handle the job of fetching.  However, most hunters who are avid will eventually end up with one. There is something about owning and hunting with a well-trained retriever that seems to make the experience even more rewarding and fulfilling.   Hopefully, your dog is tuned up and ready for this season. If this is not the case, then I would like to share a few ideas with you. As a professional duck dog trainer for the past 25 years, I have helped countless clients get their dogs ready for the season. When a dog comes to our kennel, there are some very specific goals that we have in mind. Our training program follows certain steps in order. This allows us advance duck dogs in a timely manner.   center_img Here is the order of our program. By filling these steps you should be well on the way to a great dog:1. Perfect obedienceWhen I say perfect obedience, I mean perfect obedience. This is a dog that will heel, sit, stay, and come on command the first time it is told. The dog needs to do this without a leash and with distractions. Obviously a leash is necessary in the beginning, but it should be phased out as the dog advances. This type of obedience is imperative before a dog ever enters the blind to hunt. A dog that has great obedience is a safer, more enjoyable dog to be around. last_img read more

The first educational program for camping management in Opatija

first_imgThe Opatija Faculty of Management in Tourism and Hospitality is the first in Croatia and among the few in Europe to introduce an educational program for camping management at the beginning of next year, within which participants will master specific knowledge in the field of modern camping services.Specifically, it is a lifelong learning program through professional development for jobs called “Camping Resort Management”, and after completing the program, participants will be able to take responsibility for providing a more complex camping service and build entrepreneurial skills to build and run a camp. The “Camping Resort Management” program is the first lifelong education program in camping management in Croatia developed to enable participants to learn and master specific knowledge in the field of modern camping services.”Motivated by the knowledge that global tourism trends require the transformation of camps into camping resorts, the Faculty of Management in Tourism and Hospitality in Opatija as the only institution that is fully oriented to education and scientific development in the field of tourism and hospitality, in the academic year 2016/2017. organizes and implements a lifelong learning program in the field of modern camping services ” stand out from the Faculty of Management in Tourism and Hospitality from Opatija.The acquired knowledge and competencies will contribute to the development of the overall camping offer in the direction of quality differentiation and specialization, which in general achieves a significant competitive advantage of the Croatian camping service in the Mediterranean. Classes are taught by respected professors of the Faculty of Management in Tourism and Hospitality Opatija and numerous experienced lecturers with many years of practical experience from reputable tourism companies that have the best Croatian camping resorts in their portfolio. Participants will participate in 51 hours of classes, practical exercises and field classes in the camp.See more about the conditions and the entire lifelong learning program “Camping Resort Management” herelast_img read more

Wenger snaps at journalist after being quizzed about Arsenal fans’ banner

first_img1 Arsene Wenger was left riled after he was questioned about a banner calling for him to leave Arsenal.Gunners fans held up a large sign during their clash with West Brom at the Hawthorns on Saturday which read: “Arsene, thanks for the memories, but it is time to say goodbye”.But Wenger was in no mood to discuss it after seeing his side clinch a 1-0 win over the Baggies.“I don’t comment on that,” he snapped. “I need to say it again? I don’t comment on your question.”Wenger was instead understandably keen to focus on Arsenal’s victory, their second in quick succession after the Champions League defeat of Borussia Dortmund.The Gunners had started the week without a win in three games and Wenger said: “It has been an extremely important week.“There is always one way to respond [to pressure], on the football pitch, and that is what we did.” Arsenal fans unveiled a Wenger Out banner during West Brom clash last_img read more

With Pospyhalla’s late 3, Columbus Catholic girls basketball sinks Gilman

first_imgDons win road game in overtimeBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterGILMAN — Natalie Pospyhalla hit a 3-pointer with less than 1 second left in overtime to lift the Marshfield Columbus Catholic girls basketball team to a 53-52 victory over Gilman on Tuesday night at Gilman High School.Columbus coach Rhonda Keding said neither team led by more than five points, and there were numerous lead changes throughout the game.Pospyhalla used a screen from Morgan Albrecht to get open, received an inbounds pass from Maren Seefluth, and drained the game-winner with 0.8 seconds remaining on the clock.“I’m really happy how the girls didn’t give up,” Keding said. “Our shots weren’t falling again. We are taking descent shots, just not getting any luck for them to fall through. I’m hoping that turns around for the girls. On the plus side, our defense keeps us in the game.”Pospyhalla finished with 17 points, making three 3-pointers, and Albrecht had four 3-pointers to tally 12 points for the Dons.Columbus is now 10-7 overall and 6-6 in the Cloverbelt East. Gilman falls to 6-12 and 3-11 in the conference.Columbus Catholic hosts Greenwood on Friday at 7:15 p.m.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Dons 53, Pirates 52COLUMBUS CATHOLIC (53): Morgan Albrecht 4-12 0-0 12, Hailey Roehl 0-0 2-2 2, Baylie Neider 4-11 0-1 9, Maren Seefluth 1-10 3-4 5, Kendra Baierl 2-9 0-0 4, Natalie Pospyhalla 7-15 0-0 17, Marissa Immerfall 2-7 0-0 4. FG: 21-54. FT: 5-7. 3-pointers: 8-23 (Albrecht 4-8, Pospyhalla 3-6, Neider 1-6, Seefluth 0-3). Rebounds: 34 (Seefluth 8, Immerfall 8). Assists: 13 (Seefluth 4, Neider 4). Turnovers: 11. Fouls: 12. Fouled out: none. Record: 10-7, 6-6 Cloverbelt Conference East Division.GILMAN (52): Camryn Skabroud 4-8 1-2 11, Taylor Hendricks 4-9 0-1 11, Amanda Wisocky 0-5 0-0 0, Grace Grunseth 2-11 1-4 7, Kayla Chause 3-7 3-4 11, Evelyn Fryza 3-5 1-1 7, Cooper Sherfield 3-5 0-0 6. FG: 19-51. FT: 6-12. 3-pointers: 9-22 (Hendricks 3-8, Grunseth 2-3, Chause 2-4, Skabroud 2-5, Fryza 0-1, Wisocky 0-1). Rebounds: 31 (Skabroud 7). Assists: 12 (Hendricks 3, Sherfield 3, Chause 3). Turnovers: 13. Fouls: 8. Fouled out: none. Record: 6-12, 3-11 Cloverbelt Conference East Division.last_img read more

Milan wanted Puel

first_imgThere are reports that Milan’s hierarchy couldn’t agree on who should replace Marco Giampaolo, with Ivan Gazidis wanting Claude Puel.  Giampaolo was sacked after a dismal run of form in which Milan won only three of their opening seven games. Il Giornale reports that Milan CEO Gazidis wanted former Lyon and Southampton manager Claude Puel to take over from Giampaolo. However, the report also states that directors Paolo Maldini and Zvonimir Boban wanted an Italian coach, or at least one who was experienced in Serie A. This led the club to go for Luciano Spalletti, who rejected their advances. Milan then turned to Stefano Pioli, who agreed. This isn’t the first time the three have butted heads, as Gazidis only wanted to sign young players last summer, whilst Boban and Maldini believed that the squad needed some experience, with rumours that a deal for Zlatan Ibrahimovic was nixed by Gazidis. Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/last_img read more

Baume & Mercier launches Hampton 10 Years Collection for women watches

first_imgBaume & Mercier Hampton watches – Rs 43,500 to Rs 54,000To celebrate the anniversary of its Hampton collection, Baume & Mercier has launched the stunning Hampton 10 Years Collection for women.Sleek and sophisticated, the collection includes four Hampton interpretations in polished steel cases with mother of pearl dials. Mounted on,Baume & Mercier Hampton watches – Rs 43,500 to Rs 54,000To celebrate the anniversary of its Hampton collection, Baume & Mercier has launched the stunning Hampton 10 Years Collection for women.Sleek and sophisticated, the collection includes four Hampton interpretations in polished steel cases with mother of pearl dials. Mounted on white alligator straps, all the watches feature the brand’s emblem, the Phi. Perfect for those who want to sport the refined and glamorous look.last_img read more

How to Ask for Donations on Your Website

first_imgWe’re glass-half-full types of people around here, and realize that for every “don’t,” there should be a “do” in improving our online fundraising and marketing. Here are the six “dos” of asking for donations on your website.Make it painfully easy to find the “donate” option:As marketing guru Seth Godin once blogged, our target markets are often “lazy people in a hurry.” (No offense to our lovely, unexpected donors!) Let’s face it: People are getting savvier by the day, ad banners are blending into the background, and cluttered layouts are turning people away. Big, bold, beautiful buttons are what we’re after. (When we at Network for Good put our button front and center on our homepage, we brought in 30 percent more donations!)Show where the moolah goes:Belts and purse strings are tightening, and folks are becoming increasingly skeptical of charities. Now’s the time to be completely transparent about where contributions and gifts are going. The more honest and open your organization is, the more trustworthy you’ll become. Illustrate this with testimonials, endorsements, and badges from groups such as Charity Navigator or the Better Business Bureau.Explain the how of your mission (not just the what):Nonprofits often put a lot of stock into their mission statements as if these short explanations are the lifeblood of a good organization. Sure, they’re important, but they’re not compelling in and of themselves; just because you’re out to “end poverty” or “save animals,” etc., doesn’t differentiate you from the other anti-poverty or animal-friendly charity down the street. Paint the picture of how your nonprofit is getting the job done in addition to explaining what the job is. Be specific!Appeal to donors’ ideas and values:Put yourself in your donor’s shoes: What’s most important to me? Am I looking for convenience, a happy feeling, or a sense of accomplishment? Do I want to affect a certain group of people’s lives? Your mission won’t tug at the heartstrings of every single person—but make sure it hits home with your target audience(s).Show your connection to or presence in the local community:This element is key to making the ask: Do your best to make a connection to the people and places from which you’re soliciting donations. Whether your program work is in Africa or your soup kitchen is on Main Street, be sure to include language to bring a sense of relevance to your website visitors. (According to a recent study, an organization’s presence in the user’s own community was the second most important deciding factor after the organization’s mission and work.)Don’t forget to ask:This is not the time to be shy about actually asking for donations. Now that you’ve made it easy and compelling to become a part of your nonprofit’s work and impact, be sure to make the call to action.Editor’s note: This article was originally published on October 22, 2012, and has been updated.last_img read more

Donald Trump gives annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner a miss

first_imgPresident of the United States Donald Trump skipped the annual White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner on Saturday instead choosing to do a campaign-style rally in Michigan.Trump is skipping the annual bash for the second year in a row, according to the Hill.The US President is holding a campaign-style rally in Michigan instead, as he did in Pennsylvania during last year’s dinner.The US President is set to participate in the rally being held at Total Sports Park in Washington, Michigan about 40 miles north of Detroit.”Look forward to being in the Great State of Michigan tonight. Major business expansion and jobs pouring into your State. Auto companies expanding at record pace. Big crowd tonight, will be live on T.V,” Trump tweeted.Trump, last year, became the first president to skip the event since Ronald Reagan in 1981; Reagan was recovering from an assassination bid. Even then, Reagan called in to make a few jokes.The dinner, is also referred to as “nerd prom,” amasses journalists and government officials to celebrate the First Amendment, CNN reported.According to the reports, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said President Trump encouraged his staff to attend this year’s bash.”The president encouraged his staff and all of us to attend and so we did, and we felt like it was important for us to come out and be here,” Sanders told CNN.The annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner is known for being an A-list extravaganza, with exclusive parties hosted all weekend across the city.advertisementTrump often uses the word “fake” to describe media, which is critical of him.(With ANI inputs)Also read: Angela Merkel visits Donald Trump without illusions, but with hopeAlso read: Trump says he is weighing options for North Korea meetingWatch: US President Donald Trump launches air strikes against Syria, several explosions heard in Damscuslast_img read more