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All variants of the new Corsa will be built upon a smaller version of the new Astra’s underpinnings, meaning both the hatchback and saloon will benefit from significant weight savings over the predecessors. Engines will likely be a familiar lineup of turbocharged three and four-cylinder units, with the fastest VXR model making use of a 1.6-litre turbo producing in excess of 202bhp. The current Corsa is offered in three and five-door bodystyles, and the same is expected for the next-gen model. Before this latest sighting of a hatchback, only a Corsa saloon development car (shown in gallery) had been seen. However, this bodystyle won't be offered to the UK market.
Top Speed
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In short, Aston Martin just launched its very own high-performance department. And the good news is that it will make both road-legal and race-ready models. Specifically, the AMR lineup will include two types of cars. There will be plain AMR versions closely related to their road-going counterparts and AMR Pro cars on the more extreme side of things. This Vantage falls in the latter category and the AMR Pro badge also means that its development was led by the Q by Aston Martin Advanced Operations, the department that helped create vehicles such as the Vantage GT12, Vantage GT8, and the Vulcan. Although just a concept here, the Vantage AMR Pro is set to become a full-fledged, fully customizable production model, joining the Rapide AMR concept that was also displayed at the Geneva Motor Show. Continue reading to learn more about the Aston Martin Vantage AMR concept.
The Washington Times - Basketball
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BMW Blog
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In 2016, BMW sold 40,000 electrified vehicles, which are compromised of both pure BEVs (Batter Electric Vehicles) and plug-in hybrids. So that includes the BMW i3 , i8 , 330e and X5 xDrive40e . While that's not bad and a step in the right direction for BMW, the Bavarian brand has lofty goals for 2017, with its electric sales target of 100,000 vehicles. While BMW has been selling a lot of electric cars across the globe, Tesla has been beating the Bavarians in America by quite a bit. Tesla actually occupied a third of EV sales in America last year, which is mighty impressive. So far this year, not counting this month as it isn't over yet, Tesla has sold 4,200 cars while BMW has sold 700 EVs. Part of BMW's plan to increase its electrified sales up to 100,000 worldwide is to simply increase the amount of electrified cars it sells. So the Bavarians will be adding a ton of new plug-in hybrid models, adding plug-in variants to nearly every model in its lineup.
Deadline
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HGTV is boosting its 2017 programming lineup with nine new series, including a Fixer Upper spinoff and franchises of the popular series Flip or Flop , as well as releasing new episodes of 28 of its popular titles. Fixer Upper s Chip and Joanna Gaines, whose fourth season attracted more than 20 million viewers, has sparked a new half-hour spinoff series, Fixer Upper: Behind the Design . The show will be a behind-the-scenes companion that will focus on Joanna's process to...
MacRumors
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Apple yesterday announced the newest addition to its iPad lineup , somewhat confusingly called the "iPad" and known officially as the "5th-generation iPad," following in the footsteps of the fourth-generation model that was released before the iPad Air. Designed to replace the iPad Air, the iPad comes with a tantalizingly low price tag: 329. It is Apple's most affordable tablet to date and it's a competitive price point that will allow the iPad to better compete with lower-priced Android offerings. What do you get for 329? As it turns out, quite a lot. The iPad is a little bit iPhone 6s , a little bit iPad Air, and a little bit iPad Air 2. In a nutshell, compared to the iPad Air 2, the iPad has a brighter display and a faster A9 processor (first introduced in the iPhone 6s). Other internal hardware seems to be very similar to what's included in the iPad Air 2, with the exception of the display and the casing.
The Washington Times - Baseball
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The Washington Times - Baseball
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The Guardian
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My friend and colleague Doreen Jones, who has died aged 76, was a leading British casting director. She had a long career during which she worked on more than 400 television dramas and series. Doreen had a sharp instinct for the subtle chemistry that can exist between actors and knew well how players could spark off each other. She demonstrated this flair in the casting of Granada’s adaptation of Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited (1981), which I produced, when she matched a lineup of promising young actors including Jeremy Irons, Anthony Andrews, Diana Quick and Phoebe Nicholls against such starry veterans as Laurence Olivier, John Gielgud and Claire Bloom. Continue reading...
Top Speed
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Back in the late 1960s, Ferrari decided it wanted to create an “affordablelineup of vehicles, ones that would be able to take on vehicles like the Porsche 911, and the Dino name – which honored AlfredoDinoFerrari – was born. The idea was that the Dino name would be used on non-V-12-powered vehicles, while the V-12 models would continue under the Ferrari name. Between 1968 and 1976, Ferrari launched a few different “Dinomodels, including the Dino 206 GT, Dino 246 GT and GTS, and the Dino 308 GT4 2+2. In 1976, the Dino name was discontinued in favor of the Ferrari name. More recently rumors have been flying that the Dino would make a return, and in mid-2015, Sergio Marchionne even stated that Ferrari would bring back the nameplate – it wasnt a question of if, but when. It’s been a long time coming, and we’ve seen what looked to be a 458- mule testing back in late 2015, but since then the trail has gone cold.
Top Speed
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Developed as a spiritual successor to the iconic Lagonda, the Rapide was launched in 2010 and became the companys first four-door in two decades. Updated to "S" specification in 2013, when it also received an upgraded V-12 engine, the Rapide soldiered on unchanged until 2017 and there werent many hints that Aston Martin is planning on doing something new anytime soon. However, the sedan was included in the new performance AMR program that the British firm launched at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. Essentially a high performance brand similar to Mercedes AMG and BMW s M division, AMR is actually inspired by the Aston Martin Racing motorsport division and adds numerous bespoke features, as well as drivetrain upgrades. The AMR lineup will include two types of cars. There will be plain AMR models closely related to their road-going counterparts and AMR Pro cars with more extreme specs, including versions for track use only.
Bleacher Report
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A surplus of surprises will bolster WWE WrestleMania 33. Bray Wyatt vs. Randy Orton for the WWE Championship is poised to welcome some unexpected gladiators to the battlefield. The April 2 pay-per-view will see a handful of startling title changes. John Cena and Nikki Bella's clash with The Miz and Maryse will be one of the matches on the card sure to outdo audience's expectations. WWE still has time to adjust and expand the WrestleMania lineup, but there is plenty of announced action to pick apart. Which matches will live up to the event's nickname of The Ultimate Thrill Ride? Who will come out on top? What major moments can we expect to unfold in Orlando? The following is a dive into all those questions, breaking down WrestleMania 33's bouts, from the midcard to the marquee. Begin Slideshow
Bleacher Report
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Though he never begged to be in the starting lineup"I'm just as happy being a cheerleader on the bench as I am being on the floor," he saysBaldwin's play made the argument for him early on. After just nine games, he had wormed his way into the starting lineup, capable of combining stellar defensewatch him help seal Butler's home upset of Villanova on January 4 by snagging a steal off Big East Player of the Year Josh Hart and finishing with a reverse layupwith impossibly athletic offense, like his behind-the-head-layup in a win at Xavier on February 26. As he became Butler's biggest impact freshman since Hayward in 2008-09, the Bulldogs surpassed some expectations of their own. Picked to finish sixth in the preseason Big East poll, they wound up in second place, behind only NCAA tournament No. 1 overall seed Villanova.
Mashable
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Lollapalooza has revealed the 2017 lineup and Chance the Rapper will be headlining his hometown festival this year. The Killers, Lorde, Arcade Fire, the XX, DJ Snake, Run the Jewels and blink-182 are also among the headliners blessing Chicago this summer. SEE ALSO: Lorde is back with a euphoric breakup song, 'Green Light' You wanted it, you got it. The 2017 #Lolla Lineup is here! 1-Day Tickets go on sale at 10am CT TODAY. Click the link in our profile to view the full Lineup by Day on our website. A post shared by lollapalooza (@lollapalooza) on Mar 22, 2017 at 4:00am PDT The festival will take place from August 3-6 at Grant Park in Chicago. Individual day tickets are currently on sale but four day passes have already sold out. Read more... More about Arcade Fire , Lollapalooza , Music Festival , The Killers , and Lorde
Know Your Mobile
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Michael Grothaus 22/03/2017 - 2:53pm Apples latest tablets – the New iPad and iPad MiniFACE OFF When Apple took its online store offline on March 21 many suspected that the company was set to introduce a slew of new iPad models. However, a new, much rumored, 10.1in iPad Pro didnt materialize. Neither did any kind of update to the iPad Pro line at all. What Apple did do, however, was to get rid of the iPad mini 2 and bump up the storage on the iPad mini 4, which is sticking around for now. Apple also killed off the “iPad Airbranding and replaced it with a new non-Pro 9.7in tablet simply called the “iPad”. It was a smart move for Apple to whittle down its iPad lineup. Now the company only offers four iPads: the 12.9in iPad Pro, the 9.7in iPad Pro, the 9.7in iPad, and the 7.9in iPad mini 4. Since the iPad an iPad mini 4 were the only new iPads announced, we thought it would be a good time to take a look at how the two new models compare.
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Apple will globally launch special-edition red iPhone 7s and 7 Pluses this week to commemorate its decade-long partnership with Aids awareness agency Red. The iPhones, which will have red aluminum bodies, will be available for a “limitedtime only, beginning Friday (March 24). Apple did not say how long that “limitedtime would be. “Since we began working with (RED) 10 years ago, our customers have made a significant impact in fighting the spread of AIDS through the purchase of our products, from the original iPod nano (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition all the way to today’s lineup of Beats products and accessories for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a press release . “The introduction of this special edition iPhone in a gorgeous red finish is our biggest (PRODUCT) RED offering to date in celebration of our partnership with (RED), and we can’t wait to get it into customershands.
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Placing second, third and fourth were the German shepherd, golden retriever and bulldog, respectively. Beagles were fifth most popular, while French bulldogs placed sixth. The top six breeds remained the same as in 2015. Poodles were seventh and Rottweilers eighth, each jumping one spot higher than the last lineup. Yorkshire terriers dropped two spots to place ninth and boxers held firm in the 10th spot. While the most popular list is generally a reshuffling of longtime top breeds, Rottweilers have seen a resurgence in popularity recently after falling out of favor in the late 1990s, said Gina DiNardo, AKC vice president. It was not clear why Rottweilers were making a comeback — the last time the breed placed at its current level was in 1997 — but a strong economy generally prompts people to seek bigger and costlier dogs, including Rottweilers, DiNardo said.
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Variety
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The Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, North America’s largest documentary festival, has announced the full film lineup for its 24th edition. This years Hot Docs takes place from April 27 to May 7 in Toronto. The festival is set to kick off its opening night with the world premiere of Lana Šlezić’s Bee Nation, about... Read more »
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BMW is off to introduce a number of vehicles at the New York Auto show this year. The company will introduce 2018 540i xDrive, M550 xDrive and M760i xDrive. Other than these four new hybrid cars will...