GM Took On the Import Scene With Body Kits and Underglow in 2001

Car Bibles is a new sister site to The Drive focusing on DIY culture, pro tips for maintenance and modifications, and fun takes on the car scene. Click here to check it out! Image: Chevrolet (WheelsAge) Enter SEMA, October 2001 Image: Pontiac (NetCarShow) The Pontiac Sunfire HO 2.4 Image: Chevrolet (NetCarShow) The Chevy Cavalier 263 Super Sport Image: Chevrolet (WheelsAge) The Chevy Cavalier Maui 155 Lifestyle Sedan Image: Chevrolet
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Minus the Bubbly and Bashes, the Golden Globes was About the Work – Sort of

Thankfully, there were lighthearted slices of life this year, including Sasha Baron Cohen thanking his “co-star,” Rudy Giuliani (“Donald Trump is contesting the result,” he added), Jason Sudeikis’s tangent-filled acceptance speech (it was a bit right?), all the celebrity pets, kids, and yes, a lot of the fashion. Our favorite: Anya Taylor-Joy’s gorgeous green Dior frock, Tiffany jewels and platinum
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Seeking relevance and taking aim at Biden, ex-President Trump touts Middle East 'victories' at CPAC

In-dpeth: At this year’s CPAC, Donald Trump boastes of his policy victories in the Middle East, but his erractic legacy is probably more liability than asset for th Biden administration. Washington D.C., The New Arab When US former President Donald Trump took office in 2017, he became quickly known for an iconoclastic, often erratic approach that undid decades of established US policies. And
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Turkey and Egypt could negotiate maritime demarcation

Turkey and Egypt could negotiate a maritime demarcation agreement in the eastern Mediterranean if ties warm between the two countries. Turkey and Egypt could negotiate a maritime demarcation agreement in the eastern Mediterranean if ties warm between the two countries, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday. Speaking at a news conference with his Georgian counterpart in Ankara, Cavusoglu said Egypt’s exploration
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Ireland to reopen embassy in Iran by 2023

The reopening is part of the Global Ireland initiative to increase the country's global impact. Ireland will reopen its embassy in Tehran by 2023 after a decade-long absence, the foreign ministry announced on Tuesday. Dublin shuttered its diplomatic presence in Iran in 2012 as part of cost-cutting measures. A diplomatic mission will be opened in the Iranian capital this year with an embassy
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'Vaccine! Vaccine!' Dolly Parton receives Covid-19 vaccine from Lebanese-American doctor friend

Dolly Parton revealed that she received the Covid-19 vaccine - courtesy of her friend, a Lebanese-American doctor. Dolly Parton has taken to Instagram to reveal that her friend, a Lebanese-American doctor, had administered the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine to her. The global country music icon uploaded a photograph and video clip featuring Dr. Naji Abumrad, a Vanderbilt doctor she met after a car
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2021 Volkswagen ID.4 Review: A Promising but Flawed Start to VW's EV Revolution

Patrick George Patrick George 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 1st Edition, By the Numbers Base Price (As Tested): $39,995* ($43,995*) Powertrain: 82 kWh battery | 201 horsepower, 229 pound-feet of torque | 1-speed transmission | rear-wheel drive Max Towing Capacity: 2,700 pounds EPA Fuel Economy: 104 MPGe city | 89 MPGe highway | 250 miles of range Cargo Volume: 30.3 cubic feet (64.2 with third row up) The Promise: A kickoff
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Taiwanese student in Turkey develops Muslim prayer invite app

The app allows Muslim worshippers to invite friends to pray with them. A Taiwanese student living in Turkey has launched a new Muslim prayer app that allows worshippers to invite their friends to pray with them. Ping Cheng, 21, started work on the app last year while studying computer science at Ankara's Bilkent University. The tech savvy Taiwanese national has lived in Ankara
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Subscriber of the Week: Cate Rowntree

What do you do? Where do you live? Do you vote? How long have you been a subscriber? What made you start? Is the NS bug in the family? What pages do you flick to first? How do you read yours? What would you like to see more of in the NS? Who are your favourite NS writers? Who would you put on the cover of the NS? With which political figure would you least like to
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Biden administration backs contentious IHRA definition of anti-Semitism

The IHRA definition has been adopted by a number of countries but has been criticised by lawyers, academics and activists for allegedly silencing criticism of Israel. The Biden administration has "embraced" a contentious definition of anti-Semitism that has been criticised for allegedly conflating Israel with Judaism. The administration "embraces and champions" the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance's (IHRA) definition of anti-Semitism, a senior
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Anne Boden Q&A: “I come from a long line of strong, determined women”

What’s your earliest memory? Who are your heroes? What book last changed your thinking? Which political figure do you look up to? What would be your Mastermind specialist subject? In which time and place, other than your own, would you like to live? What TV show could you not live without? Who would paint your portrait? What’s your theme tune? What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? What’s currently
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Budget 2021: There are two big arguments underpinning Rishi Sunak’s Budget

National Living Wage to rise by its smallest rate in eight years Year on year percentage increase in the National Living Wage Current benefit rates as a share of median household incomes are at a historic low Unemployment benefit since 1977 as a share of median household disposable incomes, according to 2019 prices Getty Images Rishi Sunak with the red box before
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Spring Budget: Economists, opposition and campaigners react

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Namibia: Japan Makes Massive Food Donation

[New Era] The government of Japan has pledged to provide food aid worth about N$50 million in support of the Namibian government's efforts in tackling hardship caused by the prolonged drought and Covid-19 pandemic. On Monday, Japan ambassador to Namibia Harada Hideaki and deputy prime minister Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah signed a grant agreement for food aid by the government of Japan.
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Why Did Police Never Solve the Murder of a Prominent Portland Anti-Fascist?

Photo: Courtesy Daniel Vincent Photo: Brooke Herbert for The Intercept Death of an Anti-Fascist Photo: Brooke Herbert for The Intercept Photo: Nathan Howard/Getty Images Photo: Brooke Herbert for The Intercept “They didn’t want to know what had happened. They only cared about who he was associated with.” Photo: Brooke Herbert/The Oregonian via AP American Antifa Photo: Augustus Washington (National Portrait Gallery); GraphicaArtis/Getty ImagesWhat many came to know as “antifa”
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Google Cloud and Allianz, Munich Re link up on online insurance program

A first-of-its-kind online insurance program has just been established between Google Cloud and international insurers Allianz and Munich Re, enabling better cyber risk management and eventually cost efficiencies for enterprise cloud users READ NEXTLloyds Banks readies for digital banking push with Google Cloud YOU MIGHT LIKE In a record year for cloud, why was Google down billions?
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General Motors Patents the In-Car Foot Massager We’ve Always Deserved

USPTO How the pneumatic elements  are aligned in the floorboard.  USPTO A rough diagram of how the system works, showing the user interface (410) connected to the controller (402) that's hooked up to the air pump (404) and air manifold (406). Those feed air into the pneumatic elements under the passenger's foot (408).  USPTO Another diagram of a foot massager which could incorporate several different
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European Tourism Manifesto adopts roadmap to resume travel in summer

The alliance, established under the leadership of the European Commission (ETC) and brings together more than 60 public and private travel and tourism organizations, announced the creation of a working group to implement its recommendations in cooperation with travel industry partners and social partners by providing the best conditions for safe travel, as soon as European countries exit the lockdown
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An external journey mirroring the inner search: Wondrous Journeys in Strange Lands

Book Club: Sonia Nimr's fantastical story reads like a series of folktales in which the circles of life come together when the struggle is abandoned. Read more from TNA's Book Club:  The Wolf of Baghdad: Memoir of a Lost Homeland She invents a story about her origins because she feels her own narrative would not pass off as the truth Read more from TNA's Book
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The new Google Workspace is made for remote working

Google Workspace now allows the setting up of out-of-office and working hours and Workspace’s various tools like Gmail and Chat will be aware of the current status and location to adjust notifications to suit The tech giant is also launching “Google Workspace Frontline,” which it calls a “custom solution” for frontline workers Google and its pursuit in building the future of work How
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Kenya: Maritime Border Row With Somalia Threat to Lapsset

[Nation] The ongoing Lamu Port-South Sudan-Ethiopia Transport (Lapsset) corridor project that is billed to become East Africa's light to economic growth is walking a tightrope. Kenya is the third-largest economy in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Horn of Africa's top. But the ambitious Kenya Vision 2030 undertaking is likely to become a ghost project should Somalia extend its maritime boundary. The
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Sudan: Port Sudan Hosts U.S. and Russian Warships

[Radio Dabanga] Port Sudan -- The US Warship USS Winston Churchill docked in Port Sudan on Monday, where it was received by the Commander of Port Sudan Marine Base, Marine Col Ibrahim El Nayer and the US Charge d' Affaires and the Military Attaché of the American Embassy in Khartoum. On Sunday, the Russian Navy frigate was received with similar
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Conservation Groups Sue to Stop Massive Logging and Burning Project in Montana’s Castle Mountains

The Alliance for the Wild Rockies and Natives Ecosystems Council recently filed a lawsuit in federal court to stop this falsely-named Castle Mountains “Restoration” Project in the Lewis and Clark National Forest. The huge 35-square mile project includes: * 1,144 acres of commercial logging in Douglas fir forest, which will remove 40-60% of the trees, and is referred to euphemistically in
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Is CHAdeMO EV Charging on Its Way Out? Here's What You Should Know

Car Bibles is a new sister site to The Drive focusing on DIY culture, pro tips for maintenance and modifications, and fun takes on the car scene. Click here to check it out! Nissan Plugshare CCS Charging in Northwest Rural Ohio isn't great, but more stations are under construction. Plugshare CHAdeMO charging in Northwest Rural Ohio is pretty bad compared to CCS. There's also fewer
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Digital Safety Specialist (Tunis)

Prior experience working with, or interest in supporting women and/or queer communities, civil society, and human rights defender organizations in the region Fluency (strong written and verbal communications) in English, Arabic and French is essential; applicants who can speak and write in an additional language are at an advantage Strong cultural understanding and experience across the region Experience working in incident response or
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#KeepItOn Fellow (Global Location Options)

Identify, verify, and document internet shutdowns as they happen using the Shutdowns Tracker Optimization Project (STOP) methodology Review and update existing STOP tracker data to meet current standards and match new data collection mechanisms Map relevant sources of data, including Google (via its transparency data), Facebook (via its internet disruption data), IODA, OONI, and more, and incorporate such sources of data into our data
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The Marines' New CH-53K Helicopter Isn't Allowed To Spend More Than 70 Seconds In A Dust Cloud

U.S. Marine Corps/Lance Cpl. Molly Hampton A CH-53K lands after a test flight at the Lockheed Martin facility in West Palm Beach, Florida. U.S. Marine Corps A CH-53E Super Stallion — which the CH-53K is slated to replace — carries a decommissioned assault amphibious vehicle, weighing nearly 25,000 pounds, across the desert floor at Al Asad, Iraq. U.S. Marine Corps A U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B
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Bookkeeper (NYC/Wash, DC)

Enter Accounts Payable and reconcile Enter Accounts Receivable and reconcile Enter monthly Journal Entries Reconcile all cash accounts monthly Enter payroll and time allocations on a monthly basis Prepare monthly benefits schedules Perform monthly bank reconciliations Work with Operations Team to ensure posting of year-end vacation accrual schedule, in addition to other audit related processes and procedures Assist in budget preparation in Excel as required Assist with annual audits
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In LA County Jails, Coronavirus Chaos Keeps People Locked Up Longer

“These systems want to operate and exist the same way that they did pre-Covid. And it’s impossible, it’s just not realistic.” Despite the jails’ frequent use of quarantine orders, jail staff had a lax attitude toward quarantine procedures. Photo: Damian Dovarganes/AP “The longer people are in custody awaiting trial, the stronger the argument that people’s constitutional rights to a speedy trial are being violated.” Photo:
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Is growing up immersed in screens damaging our children?

“Algorithms encourage precisely the kind of behaviour we try to steer our kids away from” “We want to be teaching social skills and good habits around technology at a much younger age. Lockdown is an opportunity to do that” “Demystify it. We’ll all be better off if we stop pretending the digital and analogue worlds are different things” Christopher Furlong/Getty Images
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Eritrea: Eritrea At the UN - Rebuilding Towards a Fresh Narrative

[Africa Renewal] Ambassador Sophia Tesfamariam from Eritrea is one of only a handful of African female Permanent Representatives of their countries to the UN in New York. In Africa Renewal's series profiling the African women representing their countries at UN Headquarters, she spoke with Zipporah Musau about her priorities, the challenges so far and why she is keen on bringing
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Africa: What Role Can South-South Cooperation Play in Post Covid-19 Recovery?

[IPS] Beijing -- Five years ago, at the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the United Nations, world leaders adopted the ambitious Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development. The Agenda was to be accomplished through the achievement of 17 Sustainable Development Goals by 2030: eradicating poverty, ending hunger, addressing climate change - just to name a few.
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What Ford’s new headquarters tells us about the future of transport

The renderings at this stage look like a mash-up of Silicon Valley’s greatest hits: the low-slung forms evoke Bjarke Ingels Group’s Mountain View Googleplex; the amenities are reminiscent of the “Main Street” on Facebook’s campus; and there even appears to be a sort of mini version of Norman Foster’s Apple doughnut. Snøhetta RSS: Business Article : Business box 1 :  Business Box 2 Title : More from New Statesman
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Working Families Party Weighs In on Crowded Manhattan DA Race

Photo: Elise Swain/The Intercept“Tahanie has demonstrated a deep professional and personal commitment to delivering justice for the Black and brown New Yorkers who have suffered most under the punitive prosecution of the current Manhattan’s DA office,” said New York WFP State Director Sochie Nnaemeka. “Given her legal career holding the powerful in New York City accountable, vision and policy to build
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Agile, green and cloud connected – Conapto DCs in Sweden

The distributed cloud The Nordic advantage Regardless of price and the renewable nature of the power resources on tap, the go-to city of choice for companies seeking a DC in northern Europe is usually Stockholm. They choose the Swedish capital because of its proximity to backbone-capacity connections both across Europe and under the Atlantic, heading west and east via the “mainland” continent.
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It Takes 88 Laps to Break Even on the Nurburgring’s Unlimited Season Pass

That is, admittedly, enough to buy the German version of the Cadillac Catera or even a cute older Audi TT in the wider "no, I have not closed mobile.de and I will never, ever close mobile.de" search window—but hear me out here. Individual 'Ring laps during tourist drive sessions—as in, what this season pass covers—run €25 per lap on weeknights, and
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Conservation Groups Swing Back at Bernhardt’s Last Minute Favor to Oregon Ranchers

Western Watersheds Project (my employer) was one of four who sued the Bureau and Interior over Bernhardt’s unlawful decision yesterday, and the complaint is a compelling read. If we win on this lawsuit, it will be the second time we’ve blocked the Trump Administration from awarding political favors in the form of grazing permits to one ranch, and let’s hope
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Sudan: €70 Million More EU Funding for Sudan's Family Support Programme

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -- The Head of the European Union delegation in Sudan, Ambassador Robert van den Dool has confirmed that the new phase of the Samarat family support programme in Jebel Aulia locality in Khartoum state last week, is one of the important components of the transitional government's reform programme, which aims to ease the economic impacts of these
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My Friend Susan, Abraham Lincoln, and the Pod People, by Boyd D. Cathey

Every now and then something happens, something you catch on TV or read in a magazine, or hear in a conversation which signals just how disjunctive—how unbridgeable—the division is today between the different groups of people we call “Americans.” That division is growing greater, more irreparable and sharper by the day…and there is not much...
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Rhymes Against Humanity, by Tobias Langdon

“History never repeats, but it does rhyme.” It’s a good line (though Mark Twain probably never said it). I see history rhyming in modern leftist ideology, which seems to contain blasphemous corruptions of three central Catholic doctrines: miraculous birth, immaculate conception and transubstantiation. Leftists mock and reject these doctrines in their original Christian form, but...
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Hong Kong Prosecutors Charge 47 With Subversion, Supporters Rally Outside Bail Hearing

Eddie Chu Hoi-dick, 43, former LegCo member who resigned in protest in September 2020. “Today, to be guilty of our common ideals, I am deeply honoured. I have received your well-wishes, and I wish everyone fulfilment each day. No matter the situation, fill everyone around you with love and with hope.” Henry Wong Pak-yu, 39, district councillor. “To have a clear conscience, is
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Three Names Mysteriously Removed From Khashoggi Intelligence Report after Initial Publication

Islam Times - Shortly after the US intelligence community published its long-awaited report on Friday afternoon on the Saudis who were responsible for the death of Jamal Khashoggi, it was taken down without explanation and replaced with another version that removed the names of three men it had initially said were complicit.
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The Air Force Is Having To Reverse Engineer Parts Of Its Own Stealth Bomber

USAF B-2 Spirit refueling at sunset.  U.S. Air Force/Senior Airman Jessica Snow A B-2 sits on jacks at Whiteman Air Force Base, awaiting airmen from the 509th Maintenance Squadron to perform checks. U.S. Air Force/R. Nial Bradshaw A 574th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron maintainer performs depot maintenance on an F-22 at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The 574th installed the first metallic 3D printed part on
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Car Bibles Has Risen With Hot Takes, Cultural Commentary and Essential How-Tos

Click here and check out Car Bibles right now! Car Bibles Buying (everything that has to do with purchasing and selling cars and parts); Wrenching (regarding mechanics); Driving (to talk about time behind the wheel); Culture (to talk about anything else); Hot Takes (where we can say whatever we want); …and Bibles which will be our flagship reference tomes. Not just buyer’s guides or cursory primers on certain makes or
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2021 GMC Yukon Denali Review: One of the Best SUVs, But Is It Really a Better Buy Than a Tahoe?

Jerry Perez Jerry Perez 2021 GMC YUKON DENALI 4WD, By the Numbers Base Price (As Tested): $71,400 ($83,795) Powertrain: 6.2-liter V8 | 420 horsepower, 460 pound-feet of torque | 10-speed automatic transmission | four-wheel drive Max Towing Capacity: 8,000 pounds Max Payload Capacity: 1,616 pounds EPA Fuel Economy: 14 city | 19 highway | 16 combined Cargo Volume: 72.6 cubic feet (25.5 with third row up) The Premise: A cushy
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The Face of Cannabis: Treating a Disfiguring Bone Disease

Effects of central giant cell granuloma on seven-year-old Rylie Maedler’s teeth Courtesy Janie Maedler The damage done: Rylie's MRI Courtesy Janie Maedler Side Effects Include… Rylie without much to smile about Courtesy Janie Maedler The Lengths a Mother Will Go to for Her Child Instructions not Included Related News 2021 Cuomo Delivers New Cannabis Proposals by Jimi Devine February 22, 2021 From Copping Illicit Cannabis to Raising the Cannabis Industry’s
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Collaborate across the enterprise on business transformation with ValueBlue

Often, enterprise-grade companies begin with “ivory tower” Enterprise Architecture exercises at a strategic level that can have little correlation with the processes that are actually taking place within the business. In other cases, the architecture is extremely operational, with a strong focus on only the current organizational state, and limited actionable relevance to strategic goals and objectives. By building a
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Letting Diplomacy Lead US Counterterrorism: What Would That Look Like?

Invest in a reinvigorated and expeditionary workforce. Engage in savvy diplomacy and holistic interagency policymaking. Embrace the fragility agenda and deploy resources smartly. Pursue a fully funded, interdisciplinary approach to counter-messaging. IMAGE: U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken Visits the Diplomatic Security Service Command Center at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., in February 2021. [State Department Photo by Ron Przysucha via
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