10 Sep

2020 Kia Forte GTLine prioritizes thrift over shifts in Chicago

first_imgEnlarge ImageIt won’t win any stoplight sprints, but it looks like it could. Andrew Krok/Roadshow It’s hard out there for a Kia fan who wants to look fast without being fast. If you wanted the sportiest-looking Forte on offer, you’d have to opt for the 201-horsepower Forte GT. If you wanted that look without the hustle, though, you were out of luck — until the 2019 Chicago Auto Show.Kia unveiled the 2020 Forte GT-Line on Thursday here in Chicago. Think of it as the middle ground between outright performance and the standard ol’ Forte. That should also place it between the two in terms of price, but it doesn’t go on sale for a little while, and Kia hasn’t made that information immediately available.The GT-Line trim is fast in appearance only. There’s a gloss black grille up front, and red accents scattered about the exterior. The gloss-black getup also extends to the mirrors, rear spoiler and side sills. Kia also threw in a set of LED daytime running lights and 17-inch wheels that are exclusive to the GT-Line. More From Roadshow 2020 Kia Forte GT-Line focuses on the bark, not the bite Feb 8 • 2019 Chicago Auto Show recap: Big debuts from Mazda, Toyota, Subaru and more Post a comment 2020 Kia Forte GT-Line debuts at Chicago Auto Show with racy accents Review • 2019 Kia Forte Review More about 2019 Kia Forte Tags 0 reading • 2020 Kia Forte GT-Line prioritizes thrift over shifts in Chicago 1:32 See All Feb 8 • Ram’s Multifunction Tailgate adds a 60-40 split Feb 8 • Ram’s Multifunction Tailgate can open like French doors 19 Photos Now playing: Watch this: • Preview • 2019 Kia Forte: Stinger style and more tech Feb 9 • 2019 Ram 2500 HD gets accessorized with Mopar goodies Inside, things are a bit milder. The GT-Line borrows the flat-bottom steering wheel from the GT, including the little GT badge at the bottom, and it wears white contrast stitching. There’s also a set of alloy sport pedals, in addition to some sporty cloth seats with a GT-Line logo stitched in.Under the hood, it’s all base Forte, baby. Its 2.0-liter I4 gas engine has an output of 147 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque. While that might be light on power, it helps the regular Forte achieve over 35 miles per gallon highway, so the GT-Line shouldn’t be too far off from that, either. A continuously variable transmission is the only box on offer. Some people are after the bark but don’t necessarily need the bite, and this is the trim for them. 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value Share your voice 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Sedans Chicago Auto Show 2019 Kia Chicago Auto Show 2019 Kialast_img read more

3 Sep

Florida shooting suspect twice hospitalized for mental illness

first_imgJacksonville police officers guard an area Monday, 27 August 2018, near the scene of a fatal shooting at The Jacksonville Landing on Sunday in Jacksonville, Fla. Photo: APThe suspect in a deadly shooting at a Florida video game tournament had previously been hospitalized for mental illness, according to court records in his home state of Maryland reviewed by The Associated Press.Divorce filings from the parents of 24-year-old David Katz of Baltimore say that as an adolescent he was twice hospitalized in psychiatric facilities and was prescribed antipsychotic and antidepressant medications.The records show Katz’s parents disagreed on how to care for their troubled son, with his father claiming his estranged wife was exaggerating symptoms of mental illness as part of their long and bitter custody battle. The couple divorced in 2007.Katz opened fire Sunday at a gaming bar inside a collection of restaurants and shops in Jacksonville. He killed two people and wounded 10 others before fatally shooting himself during the “Madden NFL 19″ tournament, authorities said.Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams has declined to comment on the gunman’s motive.The suspect’s father, Richard Katz of Baltimore, and his mother, Elizabeth Katz of Columbia, Maryland, did not respond to phone messages Sunday or Monday. Efforts by the AP to reach them at their homes were also unsuccessful.The Howard County, Maryland, divorce filings say that David Katz played video games obsessively as a young adolescent, often refusing to go to school or to bathe. Elizabeth Katz, a toxicologist at the Department of Agriculture, said she confiscated some of her son’s gaming equipment after finding him playing in the wee hours.”His hair would very often go unwashed for days. When I took his gaming equipment controllers away so he couldn’t play at 3 or 4 in the morning, I’d get up and find that he was just walking around the house in circles,” the mother said, according to a transcript in the court files.At one point, she put his gaming controllers in her bedroom behind a locked door and he punched a hole in the door, she said.Elizabeth Katz said her youngest son had increasing difficulty concentrating following his parents’ split. A judge awarded custody of the boy to his mother, with visitation rights to the father.At times David “curled up into a ball,” refused to attend school and sobbed, she said. She asserted that her ex-husband instructed David not to take Risperidal – an anti-psychotic medication prescribed to him. The father claimed in court filings that David was not “diagnosed as psychotic.”He missed large stretches of school while under his mother’s supervision. He was admitted to the nearby Sheppard Pratt mental health system for about 12 days in late 2007. Court documents say a psychiatrist at that time administered antidepressants. He later spent about 13 days at Potomac Ridge, a mental health services facility in Rockville.Richard Katz, a NASA engineer, said his ex-wife had “an obsession with using mental health professionals and in particular psychiatric drugs to perform the work that parents should naturally do.” He said she routinely gave false information to mental health care providers. He described one incident in which his son was handcuffed by police after locking himself in his mother’s car in an attempt to avoid going to a mental health appointment with her.Federal law requires gun buyers to disclose whether they have ever been involuntarily committed to a mental institution. Maryland state law also prohibits the sale or transfer of a gun to someone who has been diagnosed with a mental disorder or who has a history of violent behavior.In recent weeks, Katz legally purchased the two handguns he carried from a gun store in Baltimore, the sheriff said.The sheriff, who said Katz did not fire both weapons, did not say whether Katz disclosed his past hospitalizations on the form for the required federal background check.By the time Katz was 15, the divorce records show, the father asserted that Elizabeth Katz “routinely” called the police for “trivial matters.” In a transcript of a 2010 phone call, the mother phoned a 911 dispatcher, accusing David of “abusing” her by coming home late after a visitation with his father. She then insisted he was “assaulting” her by trying to gain control of the cable cord to the television. She complained to the dispatcher that he was rolling his eyes and laughing.”You’ll roll your eyes. Fine. You’ll pay. Where are you going to be tomorrow?” she said in the transcript, addressing her son. The dispatcher encouraged her not to say anything further until a police officer arrived. He was eventually sent to a wilderness therapy program in Utah called RedCliff Ascent for nearly 100 days.According to the father’s version of events, the relationship between mother and son got increasingly worse.Elizabeth Katz put David’s clothes in suitcases on at least two occasions and asked him to leave, including once on Mother’s Day in 2007. In court filings, the father asserted that David “routinely expresses his anger” toward her. He claimed that when David was staying with him, the boy showed no signs of behavioral problems and was “generally lively, communicative” and “playful.”In a 2010 letter, David Katz wrote a letter to a magistrate judge saying he wanted to live with his father and describing his mother as “pretty crazy.” He said she called the police to the family’s home about 20 times and “gets drunk.” He blamed her for his poor grades.Despite the problems, Katz graduated from Hammond High School in Columbia in 2011. He went on to attend the University of Maryland, though he did not earn a degree.Katz used the gamer tags “Bread” or “Sliced Bread” when competing. The game’s maker, EA Sports, lists a David Katz as a 2017 championship winner.On the Madden competition circuit, Katz was known to barely speak to fellow gamers and sometimes exhibited an erratic playing style, according to other competitors.”We’ve always known he was a little off and stuff just because he wasn’t social at all,” Shay Kivlen, 21, of Seattle, said Monday in an interview.last_img read more

1 Sep

FuboTV Hires ExSky Exec Hannah Brown as Chief Strategy Officer

first_imgFuboTV has recruited Hannah Brown, who while at Sky led the U.K. satellite operator’s early investment in the streaming-TV startup, as chief strategy officer.In the new role, Brown is tasked with overseeing all strategic development and execution for FuboTV, which offers a sports-centric internet subscription pay-TV service in the U.S. and plans to launch into new territories internationally. Brown is based in FuboTV’s New York City headquarters and reports to co-founder and CEO David Gandler.Most recently, Brown was SVP of corporate development at Relevent Sports Group, where she was responsible for executing and delivering development opportunities either via mergers and acquisitions or organic development. Prior to joining Relevent Sports in November 2017, she spent almost 10 years at Sky, most recently heading business development where she led investments and partnerships with startups including FuboTV. Brown began her career at KPMG as an associate chartered accountant. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 “Hannah’s longtime support for our vision and her expertise in corporate strategy for media and sports companies are valuable additions to our executive team,” Gandler said in announcing her hire. “I look forward to Hannah’s guidance as we continue to innovate and grow FuboTV both in the U.S. and abroad.”FuboTV says it generated $102 million in revenue for the 12 months ended in September 2018, and had nearly 250,000 paid subscribers.Brown joins other recent exec hires by FuboTV, including technology veteran Geir Magnusson Jr. as CTO; David Yoon, formerly with Warner Bros.’s DramaFever, as senior VP of design; and Erik Gerson, previously senior VP of customer experience at Jay Z’s Tidal, as senior VP of engagement.Brown commented, “At Sky we were incredibly impressed by David and his team’s tenacity, allowing them to get FuboTV off the ground in the most competitive and valuable media market in the world… The business has developed significantly over the last 12 months and I’m very much looking forward to contributing to the next stage of its development.”Brown is currently a board member of BRC Group, a U.S.-based Hispanic soccer business, and InCrowd Sports and is also on the media advisory board of Drone Racing League. She previously served on the board of GINX eSports TV.In the U.S., FuboTV’s live TV streaming service competes with “virtual MVPD” services including AT&T’s DirecTV Now, Google’s YouTube TV, Dish Network’s Sling TV, Hulu With Live TV and Sony PlayStation Vue. FuboTV baseline package costs $44.99 per month for 75 channels.Investors in FuboTV include 21st Century Fox, AMC Networks, Luminari Capital, Northzone, Sky and the former Scripps Networks Interactive (now part of Discovery).center_img Popular on Variety last_img read more

31 Aug

Woman dragged by hair molested in Ballygunge on New years day 6

first_imgKolkata: A young woman and her family members were harassed late on Monday night while they were waiting for the woman’s fiance in front of a sweet shop in Ballygunge.The woman was dragged by hair out the car and molested. She ran all the way to the police station to seek help. Later, police initiated a case and arrested two persons. According to the complaint, around 2 am on Monday night, she, along with her uncle and sister, was waiting for the woman’s fiance. Meanwhile, two young man saw them standing while they were passing by on a bike. It is alleged that the duo hurled lewd and abusive comments toward the women and left. On seeing them leaving, the woman ignored. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeBut within a few minutes, around 8-9 men arrived at the spot and started hurling expletives at the woman and her family members. The woman and her family members tried to leave the place but could not as their car was surrounded by the miscreants and their bikes. Almost at the same time, her fiance arrived and protested. As a result, the accused persons got furious and started beating him up using bricks and bamboo sticks. When the woman protested and screamed for help, some men pulled her by hair and dragged her out of the car. She also alleged that the miscreants tried to remove her cloths and molested her. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedOn seeing the woman getting harassed, her sister and uncle tried to resist but were also beaten up badly. All them sustained multiple bleeding injuries. The woman alleged that several security guards working at different housing complexes located there just watched the incident. None came to their rescue. Meanwhile, the woman started running towards the police station along with others. They were allegedly being chased by the miscreants. According to the woman, the miscreants also mentioned of killing her and others there. The car’s glass was broken. Later, the victims managed to reach Ballygunge police station and narrated the whole incident. Immediately, police rushed them to a hospital and another team went to the spot but found none. Later, the sleuths monitored CCTV footages and identified the miscreants. Following which two arrests were made. The two persons are identified as Sumit Poddar and Rohit Paswan. They were remanded to police custody till Thursday, when they will be produced before the court. Later, police arrested four more persons identified as Indrajit Haldar, alias Habla, Santu Mondal, alias Bhagna, Somenath Patra, alias Putli and Biswanath Patra, alias Lalu.last_img read more

28 Aug

Worlds largest electric ferry completes maiden voyage

first_img Who is most likely to get shingles? Visit Allmedx.com and learn the answer. AllMedX Privacy policy We recommend AllMedX Google Analytics settings AllMedX Powered by AllMedX What is in the shingles vaccine? See the Prescribing Information on Allmedx.com. Does the shingles vaccine prevent chicken pox? Get the facts on Allmedx.com. Yes No We’ve seen a few all-electric ferries quietly and cleanly moving people, cars and goods between ports in northern Europe, but Ellen is reported to be the world’s largest. It made its first commercial trip earlier this month between two Danish islands.The battery-electric ferry has taken over from the diesel-powered MF Skjoldnæs to carry passengers and vehicles between Søby on Ærø island and Fynshav on Als island. Named Ellen, the electric ferry made its inaugural voyage on August 15 before she goes into service in the beginning of September. MF Skjoldnæs is not being retired, but will take on another route.Ellen has 59.5 x 12.8 m (195 x 42 ft) dimensions and a draft of 2.5 m (8.2 ft). Her hull arrived from Poland in 2017 and has since been fitted out with electric motors from Finland’s Visedo and a 4.3-MWh Li-ion battery pack from Swiss company Leclanché SA. She can sail up to 22 nautical miles, get up to 15.5 knots, carry about 30 vehicles and 200 passengers, and is expected to make up to seven return trips per day when she goes into service proper.”Over one year, it will prevent the release of 2,000 tonnes of CO2, 42 tonnes of NOX, 2.5 tonnes of particulates and 1.4 tonnes of SO2 into the atmosphere,” said Leclanché’s CEO Anil Srivastava. “This project demonstrates that today we can replace fossil fuel thermal drives with clean energy, and thus contribute to the fight against global warming and pollution for the well-being of our communities.”Sources: e-Ferry, Leclanché SA Are all shingles vaccines the same? Find out on Allmedx.com. AllMedX AllMedX I consent to the use of Google Analytics and related cookies across the TrendMD network (widget, website, blog). Learn more What should healthcare providers know about zoster vaccination? See Allmedx.com for answers. How safe are shingles vaccines? Visit Allmedx.com to find out.last_img read more

26 Aug

Firefox releases v6604 and 6062 to fix the expired certificate problem that

first_imgLast week on Friday, Firefox users were left infuriated when all their extensions were abruptly disabled. Fortunately, Mozilla has fixed this issue in their yesterday’s releases, Firefox 66.0.4 and Firefox 60.6.2. This is not the first time when Firefox users have encountered such type of problems. A similar issue was reported back in 2016 and it seems that they did not take proper steps to prevent the issue from recurring. Multiple users were reporting that all add-ons were disabled on Firefox because of failed verification. Users were also unable to download any new add-ons and were shown  “Download failed. Please check your connection” error despite having a working connection. This happened because the certificate with which the add-ons were signed expired. The timestamp mentioned in the certificates were: Not Before: May 4 00:09:46 2017 GMT Not After : May 4 00:09:46 2019 GMT Mozilla did share a temporary hotfix (“hotfix-update-xpi-signing-intermediate-bug-1548973”) before releasing a product with the issue permanently fixed. To apply this hotfix automatically, users need to enable Studies, a feature through which Mozilla tries out new features before they release to the general users. The Studies feature is enabled by default, but if you have previously opted out of it, you can enable it by navigating to Options | Privacy & Security | Allow Firefox to install and run studies. Mozilla released Firefox 66.0.4 for desktop and Android users and Firefox 60.6.2 for ESR (Extended Support Release) users yesterday with a permanent fix to this issue. These releases repair the certificate to re-enable web extensions that were disabled because of the issue. There are still some issues that need to be resolved, which Mozilla is currently working on: A few add-ons may appear unsupported or not appear in ‘about:addons’. Mozilla assures that the add-ons data will not be lost as it is stored locally and can be recovered by re-installing the add-ons. Themes will not be re-enabled and will switch back to default. If a user’s home page or search settings are customized by an add-on it will be reset to default. Users might see that Multi-Account Containers and Facebook Container are reset to their default state. Containers is a functionality that allows you to segregate your browsing activities within different profiles. As an aftereffect of this certificate issue, data that might be lost include the configuration data regarding which containers to enable or disable, container names, and icons. Many users depend on Firefox’s extensibility property to get their work done and it is obvious that this issue has left many users sour. “This is pretty bad for Firefox. I wonder how much people straight up & left for Chrome as a result of it,” a user commented on Hacker News. Read the Mozilla Add-ons Blog for more details. Read Next Mozilla’s updated policies will ban extensions with obfuscated code Mozilla re-launches Project Things as WebThings, an open platform for monitoring and controlling devices Mozilla introduces Pyodide, a Python data science stack compiled to WebAssemblylast_img read more