Kamis, 25 Mei 2017

10 Cara Melatih Otak Agar Kreatif dan Pintar

Albert Einsten

1. Membiasakan aktif menjadi kidal dan juga kanan

2. Membaca

3. Bermain puzzle atau teka-teki silang

4. Bermain permainan strategi

5. Ubah rutinitas

6. Belajar bahasa asing

7. Menikmati musik

8. Latihan fisik

9. Hidup sosial

10. Mencari hobi baru

10 Aktor Terkaya di Dunia yang Hebat

1. Jerry Seinfeld

Jerry Seinfeld

2. Shah Rukh Khan

Shah Rukh Khan

3. Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise

4. Johnny Deep

Johnny Deep

5. Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks

6. Keanu Reeves

Keanu Reeves

7. Sylvester Stallone

Sylvester Stallone

8. Leonardo Dicaprio

Leonardo Dicaprio

9. Will Smith

Will Smith

10. Salman Khan

Salman Khan

Rabu, 17 Mei 2017

SBMPTN Jakarta Depok mencapai 68.764 Peserta

Panlok (Panitia Lokal) 30 Jakarta, sebanyak 68.764 peserta mengikuti (Seleksi Bersama Masuk Perguruan Tinggi Negeri (SBMPTN). Ujian dibagi dalam 3 ujian, yaitu ujian Sains dan Teknologi, ujian Sosial dan Humaniora dan campuran.

SBMPTN  Jakarta Depok mencapai 68.764 Peserta

Refelly pelaksanaan SBMPTN 2017 Panlok Jakarta dilakukan di 84 tempat yang tersebar di Jakarta dan Depok. "Lokasi ujian SBMPTN Panlok Jakarta bertempat di 75 sekolah dan 9 Perguruan Tinggi yang tersebar di wilayah Jakarta maupun Depok," tuturnya.

"Ujian SBMPTN tahun 2017 Panlok Jakarta diikuti sebanyak 68.764 peserta, terdiri dari 25.995 peserta (ujian Saintek), 35.587 peserta (ujian Soshum) dan 5.467 peserta (ujian Campuran) dan 27 lainnya sebagai peserta ujian SBMPTN berkebutuhan khusus," tulis Humas SBMPTN 2017 Panlok Jakarta, Refelly Dewi Astuti dalam keterangannya, Selasa (16/5/2017).

Ujian SBMPTN tes tulis dilaksanakan mulai pukul 07.00 WIB sampai pukul 14.00 WIB. Refelly menyebutkan bahwa SBMPTN 2017 masih menerapkan 2 metode ujian yaitu Paper Based Test (PBT) dan Computer Based Test (CBT). "Jumlah keseluruhan masing-masing sebanyak 67.049 peserta PBT dan 1.715 peserta CBT," katanya.

Hari pertama SBMPTN pada Selasa (16/5/2017) dilaksanakan Tes Kemampuan Dasar Saintek (TKD Saintek), dilanjutkan dengan Tes Kemampuan dan Potensi Akademik (TKPA) dan Tes Kemampuan Dasar Soshum (TKD Soshum). Lalu di hari berikut ujian Keterampilan bagi peserta yang mengambil program seni dan olahraga.

Source: detik.com

Hoodia News Hoodia California

A multi-million pound race between the worlds biggest food companies is under way to tackle the global obesity epidemic by producing the first clinically-tested "satiety pill". Three conglomerates - the Anglo-Dutch firm Unilever, Frances Danone and Kraft in America - are researching compounds to achieve the hallowed goal of inducing people to eat less by suppressing their appetite.

With 300 million people worldwide rated as overweight or obese, the annual global cost of treatment and economic loss from the epidemic is now £100bn.

Hoodia News Hoodia California

Scientists are increasingly placing their hopes in a range of natural substances which have the effect of duping the brain into "satiety" - the feeling of a full stomach. In the last 12 months, patents have been given appetite-suppressing extracts including Korean pine nuts and chicory roots. But at the head of the race to cash in on the £3bn worldwide market for dietary control products is Hoodia gordonii - a spiny cactus, which takes five years to mature in the Kalahari desert.

Hoodia contains a secret weapon - a compound known as P57 which has been isolated by a British bio-technology company, Phytopharm, and is now at the heart of a £21m research scheme funded by Unilever.

Phytopharm announced last month that it was making good progress in clinical trials of P57. The cucumber-like core of the Hoodia has been used for centuries by indigenous San tribesmen to stave off hunger pangs. They eat it on long hunting trips.

Unilever has struck a deal with the San to pay the tribe a royalty from the sales of any product containing P57 to be used in a social programme.

Phytopharm, which will also receive a royalty on sales of all products containing its Hoodia extract, warned last month that it was talking with authorities to curtail the sale of "Hoodia" products on the internet which claim to cause weight loss. Unilever is working to launch a range of "hunger buster" products based on Hoodia in 2009.

Phytopharm found that the compound closely mimics a natural substance in the body which sends a satiety message to the hypothalamus - the part of the brain that controls appetite.

Trials have shown that those taking P57 can cut their consumption by as much as 1,000 calories per day. The recommended calorie total for an adult man is 2,500 per day and for a woman, 2,000. A Unilever spokesman said: "We dont want to put our name to something that is not backed 100 per cent by the science behind it. We are now satisfied that the product works and has the potential to help with weight management."

The cash and energy being pumped into Unilevers project is mirrored by its rivals. Danone has patented new types of dietary fibre which slow the passage of food through the digestive system, making people feel full for longer. Kraft is working on a special form of starch which resists being broken down by the body, again designed to create the sense that the stomach is full.

But a senior executive with one conglomerate told The Independent: "Satiety has the potential to be one of the biggest earners of the next five years."

Many of the substances, including P57, work by affecting a mechanism in the ileum, part of the lower intestine, where the presence of fat triggers a response of satiety to the brain.

This "ileal brake" is triggered or mimicked by the compounds by disguising the fat molecules until they reach the ileum. In one case, the body is convinced it has consumed 500 calories when in reality it has had just 190.

However, according to Gary Frost, professor of nutrition and dietetics at Surrey University, humans have a "squirreling" instinct which encourages them to eat to excess in preparation for times of food scarcity. "There is a sense that for the company or companies that can isolate a proven appetite suppressant, there is a market waiting that would entail the vast majority of the population," he said. "It is a glittering prize but a controversial one - can you confidently say that one food will halt your desire for another?"

Neville Rigby, spokesman for the International Obesity Task Force, said: "The key to tackling obesity is eating decent food and balancing your calorie intake with the amount of energy you burn. There is no magic bullet."
Source Independent Online

African Plant May Help Fight Fat

(CBS) Each year, people spend more than $40 billion on products designed to help them slim down. None of them seem to be working very well. Now along comes hoodia. Never heard of it? Soon it’ll be tripping off your tongue, because hoodia is a natural substance that literally takes your appetite away.

It’s very different from diet stimulants like Ephedra and Phenfen that are now banned because of dangerous side effects. Hoodia doesn’t stimulate at all. Scientists say it fools the brain by making you think you’re full, even if you’ve eaten just a morsel. Correspondent Lesley Stahl reports.

African Plant May Help Fight Fat

Hoodia is a bitter-tasting cactus-like plant. 60 Minutes was told that if it wanted to try hoodia, it would have to go to Africa. Why? Because the only place in the world where hoodia grows wild is in the Kalahari Desert of South Africa.

Nigel Crawhall, a linguist and interpreter, hired an experienced tracker named Toppies Kruiper, a local aboriginal Bushman, to help find it. The Bushmen were featured in the movie “The Gods Must Be Crazy.”

Kruiper led 60 Minutes crews out into the desert. Stahl asked him if he ate hoodia. “I really like to eat them when the new rains have come,” says Kruiper, speaking through the interpreter. “Then they’re really quite delicious.”

When we located the plant, Kruiper cut off a stalk that looked like a small spiky pickle, and removed the sharp spines. In the interest of science, Stahl ate it. She described the taste as “a little cucumbery in texture, but not bad.”

So how did it work? Stahl says she had no after effects – no funny taste in her mouth, no queasy stomach, and no racing heart. She also wasn’t hungry all day, even when she would normally have a pang around mealtime. And, she also had no desire to eat or drink the entire day. “I’d have to say it did work,” says Stahl.

Although the West is just discovering hoodia, the Bushmen of the Kalahari have been eating it for a very long time. After all, they have been living off the land in southern Africa for more than 100,000 years.

Some of the Bushmen, like Anna Swartz, still live in old traditional huts, and cook so-called Bush food gathered from the desert the old-fashioned way.

The first scientific investigation of the plant was conducted at South Africa’s national laboratory. Because Bushmen were known to eat hoodia, it was included in a study of indigenous foods. “What they found was when they fed it to animals, the animals ate it and lost weight,” says Dr. Richard Dixey, who heads an English pharmaceutical company called Phytopharm that is trying to develop weight-loss products based on hoodia.

Was hoodia’s potential application as an appetite suppressant immediately obvious? “No, it took them a long time. In fact, the original research was done in the mid 1960s,” says Dixey.

It took the South African national laboratory 30 years to isolate and identify the specific appetite-suppressing ingredient in hoodia. When they found it, they applied for a patent and licensed it to Phytopharm.

Phytopharm has spent more than $20 million so far on research, including clinical trials with obese volunteers that have yielded promising results. Subjects given hoodia ended up eating about 1,000 calories a day less than those in the control group. To put that in perspective, the average American man consumes about 2,600 calories a day; a woman about 1,900.

“If you take this compound every day, your wish to eat goes down. And we’ve seen that very, very dramatically,” says Dixey.

But why do you need a patent for a plant? “The patent is on the application of the plant as a weight-loss material. And, of course, the active compounds within the plant. It’s not on the plant itself,” says Dixey.

So no one else can use hoodia for weight loss? “As a weight-management product without infringing the patent, that’s correct,” says Dixey.

But what does that say about all these weight-loss products that claim to have hoodia in it? Trimspa says its X32 pills contain 75 mg of hoodia. The company is pushing its product with an ad campaign featuring Anna Nicole Smith, even though the FDA has notified Trimspa that it hasn’t demonstrated that the product is safe. Some companies have even used the results of Phytopharm’s clinical tests to market their products.

“This is just straightforward theft. That’s what it is. People are stealing data, which they haven’t done, they’ve got no proper understanding of, and sticking on the bottle,” says Dixey. “When we have assayed these materials, they contain between 0.1 and 0.01 percent of the active ingredient claimed. But they use the term hoodia on the bottle, of course, so they—does nothing at all.”

But Dixey isn’t the only one who’s felt ripped off. The Bushmen first heard the news about the patent when Phytopharm put out a press release. Roger Chennells, a lawyer in South Africa who represents the Bushmen, who are also called “the San,” was appalled.

“The San did not even know about it,” says Chennells. “They had given the information that led directly toward the patent.”

The taking of traditional knowledge without compensation is called “bio-piracy.”

“You have said, and I’m going to quote you, ‘that the San felt as if someone had stolen the family silver,’” says Stahl to Chennells. “So what did you do?”

“I wouldn’t want to go into some of the details as to what kind of letters were written or what kind of threats were made,” says Chennells. “We engaged them. They had done something wrong, and we wanted them to acknowledge it.”

Chennells was determined to help the Bushmen who, he says, have been exploited for centuries. First they were pushed aside by black tribes. Then, when white colonists arrived, they were nearly annihilated.

“About the turn of the century, there were still hunting parties in Namibia and in South Africa that allowed farmers to go and kill Bushmen,” says Chennells. “It’s well documented.”

The Bushmen are still stigmatized in South Africa, and plagued with high unemployment, little education, and lots of alcoholism. And now, it seemed they were about to be cut out of a potential windfall from hoodia. So Chennells threatened to sue the national lab on their behalf.

“We knew that if it was successful, many, many millions of dollars would be coming towards the San,” says Chennells. “Many, many millions. They’ve talked about the market being hundreds and hundreds of millions in America.”

In the end, a settlement was reached. The Bushmen will get a percentage of the profits—if there are profits. But that’s a big if.

The future of hoodia is not yet a sure thing. The project hit a major snag last year. Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer, which had teamed up with Phytopharm, and funded much of the research, dropped out when making a pill out of the active ingredient seemed beyond reach.

Dixey says it can be made synthetically: “We’ve made milligrams of it. But it’s very expensive. It’s not possible to make it synthetically in what’s called a scaleable process. So we couldn’t make a metric ton of it or something that is the sort of quantity you’d need to actually start doing something about obesity in thousands of people.”

Phytopharm decided to market hoodia in its natural form, in diet shakes and bars. That meant it needed the hoodia plant itself.

But given the obesity epidemic in the United States, it became obvious that what was needed was a lot of hoodia – much more than was growing in the wild in the Kalahari. And so they came here.
60 Minutes visited one of Phytopharm’s hoodia plantations in South Africa. They’ll need a lot of these plantations to meet the expected demand.

Agronomist Simon MacWilliam has a tall order: grow a billion portions a year of hoodia, within just a couple of years. He admitted that starting up the plantation has been quite a challenge.

“The problem is we’re dealing with a novel crop. It’s a plant we’ve taken out of the wild and we’re starting to grow it,’ says MacWilliam. “So we have no experience. So it’s different— diseases and pests which we have to deal with.”

How confident are they that they will be able to grow enough? “We’re very confident of that,” he says. “We’ve got an expansion program which is going to be 100s of acres. And we’ll be able – ready to meet the demand.

This could be huge, given the obesity epidemic. Phytopharm says it’s about to announce marketing plans that will have meal-replacement hoodia products on supermarket shelves by 2008.

MacWilliam says these products are a slightly different species from the hoodia Stahl tasted in the Kalahari Desert. “It’s actually a lot more bitter than the plant that you tasted,” says MacWilliam.
The advantage is this species of hoodia will grow a lot faster. But more bitter? How bad could it be? Stahl decided to find out. “Not good,” she says.


Phytopharm says that when its product gets to market, it will be certified safe and effective. They also promise that it’ll taste good.
Source: CBSNews.com

African Plant May Aid Dieters Farmers

MARIENTAL, Namibia - When fully grown, the plant resembles something from "The Day of the Triffids": a squat succulent with thick, spiky arms, purple fleshy petals and seedpods like rhino horns. Hoodia gordonii is no beauty, but this humble plant is Africas latest cash crop, priced almost like a narcotic at $40 an ounce.

The plant, which grows wild in the Kalahari Desert of southern Africa, was once used by indigenous tribes to suppress hunger and thirst when hunting. Now its such a darling of the international dieting industry that googling the word calls up millions of responses.

African Plant May Aid Dieters Farmers


The resulting demand is so hot, wild supplies have been severely compromised, smuggling is rife, and farmers in southern Africa are trying to get in on the game."You start doing the sums; its too good to be true. You want to throw your calculator away. Its an impossible phenomenon," hoodia farmer Dougal Bassingthwaighte said.

With international giant Unilever licensed to commercialize hoodia and international demand far outstripping supply, theres a mad race on to get plants to the market.Bassingthwaighte, 65, who is farming hoodia with his son, Kirk, is planting 130,000 seedlings from his nursery, where they begin as tiny green sprouts. In about two years, when he plans to harvest them, each is likely to weigh about 4 pounds. He hopes to have a million plants next year.

But the explosion of interest has not only put enormous pressure on the rare plant -- listed as an endangered species by international treaty -- it also puts intense pressure on an embryonic market that could be a boon for Africans if it could grow at a natural and sustainable pace.

Sadly, the craze for hoodia brings out the worst in people. Tiny as it is, the industry is rife with fierce competitive secrecy, quack products and illegal harvesting.

Next, authorities in crime-ridden South Africa fear, comes the inevitable interest of organized gangsters.Whether hoodia works as a diet aid has not been scientifically proven. Pills and capsules claiming to contain hoodia are widely available in the United States online and at stores which sell herbal supplements.

Such products are largely exempt from U.S. government regulations which require drugs to be tested for safety and effectiveness before being sold.

Chevrolets New Environmental Labels Germinate a Good Idea But Dont go far Enough

Consumers are well aware of fuel economy and concerned about tailpipe pollution. But its much harder to get information on the whole lifecycle environmental impact of cars: how much energy it takes to produce a car, the pollution generated, and recyclability. Now Chevrolet is taking a step toward making this information more readily available. 

Starting with the 2012 Sonic, Chevrolet will begin putting what it is calling EcoLogic labels on the windows of all its models.

Chevrolets New Environmental Labels Germinate a Good Idea But Dont go far Enough


So far the label is more self-serving and less useful than it could be, listing some minor fuel-saving features on the car, such as variable-valve timing (which other automakers have had for about 20 years) and electric power steering (not exactly uncommon these days). What it doesnt highlight is whats left out, such as the makeup of the paint used to spray the car.

This label also lists the estimated percentage of the cars content that is recyclable (85 percent) and special processes at the factory that reduce its environmental footprint. In this case, the Sonics engine and transmission are built in a landfill-free facility, and the final assembly factory is cooled and heated 20 percent by landfill gas. (Some other automakers, such as Subarus Indiana plant, produce all their cars at 100-percent landfill-free facilities.)

Most cars today are highly recyclable. The bigger question may be, how much of cars are actually recycled?

To be more meaningful, the label would have to be tied to industry standards that could, for example, rate the cars and the factorys environmental qualifications against its peers. Still, as long as consumers view it with a critical eye on Chevrolets marketing claims, it seems like the label could be a good first step toward developing such standards to make all cars lifecycle environmental costs more transparent.

Already, the revised EPA window stickers now used on all new cars contain much more information than in years past, further empowering consumers to make informed decisions.

NHTSA Finds More Toyota Sudden Acceleration Deaths

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that there are significantly more deaths related to unintended acceleration in Toyotas than it initially reported in February.

The latest numbers show that there have been 6,200 complaints of unintended acceleration in Toyota cars and trucks submitted to NHTSA since 2000. Those complaints allege 71 fatal accidents, resulting in 89 deaths. There have been 57 related injuries during that period.

NHTSA Finds More Toyota Sudden Acceleration Deaths


These figures are up from the 2,600 complaints involving 52 deaths that the agency reported in February. NHTSA warned, however, that these complaints had not been verified.

In an email, Toyota spokesman John Hanson said, "We are making an all-out effort to ensure our vehicles are safe and we remain committed to investigating reported incidents of unintended acceleration in our vehicles quickly. "It is important to remember that many complaints in the NHTSA database, for any manufacturer, lack sufficient detail that could help identify the cause of an accident." 

Were pleased to see the government conducting a more thorough review of unintended acceleration issues and advance safety through the Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 2010.

Senin, 15 Mei 2017

10 Langkah mengubah Lenovo 4G Vibe C Menjadi Modem PC

Anda tidak punya modem support 4G tetapi punya ponsel android Lenovo VIBE yang sudah support 4G? Sayang jika tidak digunakan. Akhir-akhir ini beberapa provider terutama telkomsel dan Indosat telah memperluas jaringannya menjad 4G. Daripada anda membeli modem lagi untuk koneksi internet pada PC/leptop, ada baiknya anda manfaatkan Lenovo VIBE sebagai modem untuk mengakses jaringan 4G. Zaman sekarang android memang sudah multiguna. 

Cara menggunakan Lenovo VIBE sebagai modem 4G
Bagaimana mengubah Lenovo VIBE sebagai modem di PC? Di sini saya menggunakan VIBE C dengan ram 1 GB. Tidak usah basa-basi berikut tutorialnya:

10 Langkah mengubah Lenovo 4G Vibe C Menjadi Modem PC


1. Langkah pertama koneksikan Lenovo VIBE anda ke PC.
2. Akan muncul menu Koneksi komputer USB

Mengisi daya Lenovo VIBE
3. Pilih mengisi daya saja agar tidak ribet. Namun, jika anda ingin bisa membuka file-file yang ada di ponsel anda bisa memilih Perangkat media (MTP).

4. Selanjutnya pilih menu Setelan.
Menu Setelan Lenovo VIBE

5. Pilih menu Lainnya.
6. Setelah anda di bawah pada menu Lainnya, pastikan pada menu Jaringan Seluler 4gnya aktif. Untuk memastikan silahkan pilih Jaringan Seluler > Jaringan Yang dipilih. Anda bisa memilih LTE saja jika karingan 4g anda kuat, atau menu di bawahnya LTE/WCDMA/GSM jika jaringan tidak stabil.

Jenis Jaringan Yang dipilih Lenovo VIBE

7. Kemudian kembali ke menu Lainnya, pilih Menambatkan & hostspot portabel

Menu Lainnya Lenovo VIBE
8. Aktifkan 2 pilihan yaitu: Penambatan USB dan Hotspot Wi-Fi portabel.

Menu Hotspot Lenovo VIBE
9. Aktikan menu Penambatan USB dan Hostspot WI-Fi portabel.

10. Jreengg.. lihat PC. Anda siap berselancar di internet dengan jaringan 4G.

Catatan
Bagi anda yang jaringannya tidak stabil (terkadang 4G, terkadang 3g) usah khawatir, karena Lenovo VIBE akan memilih secara otomatis jaringan mana yang paling kuat.

Demikian 10 Langkah mengubah Lenovo 4G Vibe C Menjadi Modem di PC, semoga bermanfaat bagi anda.

Kamis, 11 Mei 2017

2016 Cadillac ELR to Debut with More Power Technology

Providing cutting-edge technologies has always been a core value of the Cadillac brand, so when the recent announcement that the Cadillac ELR would offer a host of upgrades for the 2016 model year, we here at Miller Brothers Chevrolet Cadillac were more than thrilled.

When it launches, the all-electric luxury coupe will receive a boost in acceleration, driving performance, and connectivity. According to Cadillac, the ELR will receive a more than 25 percent increase in power and torque, faster acceleration, and higher top speed.

But the enhancements don’t stop there. The 2016 ELR will also get a retuned chassis and steering for sharper handling, more responsive brakes, and a new Performance equipment package, which includes new 20-inch summer-only performance tires, front Brembo four-piston brake calipers, a sport steering wheel, and much more.

2016 Cadillac ELR to Debut with More Power Technology

“ELR’s combination of leading technology with stunningly attractive design is unlike any other coupe in the luxury segment,” said Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen in a press release. "The upgraded ELR offers enhanced driving performance for buyers seeking uncompromising luxury and exquisite craftsmanship with electrification technology.

Inside, the 2016 ELR features Cadillac’s signature world-class design. Step in and enjoy a cut-and-sew interior with available Semi-Aniline full leather seating. An eight-inch touchscreen display is both elegant and designed to make driving safer and more enjoyable. To match individual needs, the display is configurable and offers important information on screen.

As one of the industry’s most-connected vehicles, the ELR will incorporate the very best connectivity technology. This comes in the form of OnStar with 4G LTE, which is the fastest and most current mobile date network, and standard built-in Wi-Fi. The hotspot is on whenever the vehicle is on and can connect up to seven devices.

Because the 2016 ELR welcomes the many mobile devices we use in our lives, a new magnetic inductive charge spot located on the instrument panel provides an elegant wireless solution to your charging needs.

2015 Chevrolet Colorado

The Colorado is completely redesigned for 2015, and even grows from a compact truck into a midsize. Not everyone needs a full-size pickup truck, but for years there just haven’t been many small trucks that match the capability of the big rigs. General Motors hopes to reverse that trend with the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado. It’s a midsize pickup that stands tall next to the full-size competition, and even offers a modicum of car-like refinement.

Powertrains and Performance

The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado launches with two powertrains that provide capability that belies this Chevy’s relatively small size. Base models come with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 200 horsepower and 191 pound-feet of torque. It’s mated to a six-speed automatic transmission with standard rear-wheel drive or optional four-wheel drive.

With rear-wheel drive, the four-cylinder Colorado gets an EPA-rated 22 mpg combined (20 mpg city, 27 mpg highway),* or 21 mpg combined (19 mpg city, 25 mpg highway) with four-wheel drive.* There is a basic Work Truck version available as well, although it’s primarily aimed at fleet buyer. This stripped-down model gets a six-speed manual transmission and rear-wheel drive. It gets the same combined and city fuel-economy ratings as the rear-wheel drive automatic, but loses 1 mpg in the highway category.

There’s also a 3.6-liter V6 that produces 305 hp and 269 lb-ft. Offered with the same six-speed automatic as the four-cylinder, V6 fuel economy is estimated at 21 mpg combined (18 mpg city, 26 mpg highway),* with rear-wheel drive, or 20 mpg combined (17 mpg city, 24 mpg highway) with four-wheel drive.* Equipped with the optional towing package, V6 models can also tow a maximum of 7,000 pounds.
2015 Chevrolet Colorado

Features and Trims

Priced from $20,120,** the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado is available in either extended cab or four-door crew-cab body styles, with both long and short bed options.

Even at that attractive base price, the Colorado comes standard with a rearview camera, locking tailgate, 4.2-inch multi-information dashboard display, and front bucket seats. The base model is only available with the 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and manual transmission, but the V6 and automatic can be specified on the Work Truck (WT) model, but with a similar level of standard equipment.

The midlevel Colorado model is the LT, which adds a few more creature comforts to the applicable standard features of the base and WT models. That includes 17-inch cast-aluminum wheels, Bluetooth®, two USB ports, Chevy’s MyLink infotainment system, and OnStar 4G LTE with a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot.

The top Colorado model is the Z71, which adds some off-road capability to the standard features from all of the preceding models. The Z71 gets its unique suspension, a locking rear differential, Hill Descent Control, and front tow hooks, as well as projector-beam headlights, four-way power front seats, and automatic climate control.

Exterior/Interior

The 2015 Chevy Colorado proves that small trucks can be a big thing, breathing some new life into a long-neglected segment. The exterior styling looks every bit as tough as the full-size Silverado’s, but the midsize Colorado is much easier to park.

Within that compact package, the Colorado mixes style and substance. A raked belt line gives it a more aggressive, sporty feel, while an optional 6’2” bed (a 5’2” bed is standard) can carry items up to eight feet long. There’s also a standard CornerStep rear-bumper step cribbed from the Silverado.

The interior also holds a few surprises. The door panels are sculpted like those in many cars to make ingress and egress easier, and there’s enough room in the center console to stow a tablet. A floor-mounted shifter and standard front bucket seats also help create a more car-like feel.

On the tech side, a 4.2-inch display is standard, while the optional MyLink infotainment system adds an eight-inch screen. With a separate-purchase data plan, GM’s OnStar 4G LTE can also support up to seven devices.

Safety

The 2015 Chevy Colorado’s list of standard safety equipment includes anti-lock brakes, stability and traction control, and front, side-impact, head-curtain, and seat-mounted side-impact airbags. An optional Safety package available on LT models includes forward-collision alert and lane-departure warning systems.

Turn the lights off: How the White House hides from a crisis, in photos

How the White House hides from a crisis, in photos
Bushwhacked (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
US president Donald Trump’s sudden dismissal of FBI director James Comey stunned lawmakers and political observers. It also seems to have stunned his staff, who scrambled to react and manage communications around the decision.

The Washington Post’s Jenna Johnson has an almost unbelievable recounting (paywall) of chaos at the White House Tuesday evening (May 9), with press secretary Sean Spicer reportedly calling for the lights to be turned off.

After Spicer spent several minutes hidden in the bushes behind these sets, Janet Montesi, an executive assistant in the press office, emerged and told reporters that Spicer would answer some questions, as long as he was not filmed doing so. Spicer then emerged.
“Just turn the lights off. Turn the lights off,” he ordered. “We’ll take care of this. … Can you just turn that light off?”
Spicer got his wish and was soon standing in near darkness between two tall hedges, with more than a dozen reporters closely gathered around him. For 10 minutes, he responded to a flurry of questions, vacillating between light-hearted asides and clear frustration with getting the same questions over and over again.
Photos of the impromptu press gaggles offer a glimpse into a White House in crisis mode.

How the White House hides from a crisis, in photos 2

Source: qz.com

WATCH: Betsy DeVos Speaks Over Torrent Of Boos During Bethune-Cookman Speech

Betsy DeVos spoke through waves of boos and shouted protests during her commencement speech at Bethune-Cookman University on Wednesday, delivering a celebratory address with what seemed at times to be grim-faced resolve.

In the week and a half since the historically black university announced DeVos would be delivering the address, protest petitions drew thousands of signatures and calls for the school president's resignation have cropped up — as NPR's Anya Kamenetz laid out here.

The reaction to the speech itself — which you can watch below — was often no different.


As the lightning-rod secretary of education stepped behind the lectern, she was greeted with immediate boos from the students — a deepening roar that had begun in smatters minutes earlier when she received her honorary doctorate from school President Edison O. Jackson.

Yet it was also clear DeVos had anticipated this response, opening her speech with a call for understanding.

"One of the hallmarks of higher education and of democracy is the ability to converse with people with whom we disagree," DeVos told the crowd, her voice raised slightly to be heard above the boos. "We can focus on differences that divide us, or we can choose to listen and learn from each other's experiences."

Source: www.npr.org

Rabu, 10 Mei 2017

Singapore-based beer company Tiger has launched a global credentials campaign that establishers the brand as the ‘Beer with Bite’

Brought to life through a series of 30-second and 15-second films created in partnership with Marcel Sydney, Tiger tells the story of the bold attitude and flavour behind this bite, from the invention of tropical lagering in 1932, to the use of solar power to brew every bottle at its Singapore brewery.

The campaign also demonstrates how Tiger’s full-bodied flavour still manages to hold its own in the heat of the Asian streets and is a true match for the spice of street food. To capture the feeling of the streets of Asia first-hand, Matt Devine of Revolver shot the spots on location in Singapore.

Tiger also partnered with up-and-coming French music composer and producer Mika Abadie, who responded to a blind brief. Alongside the films, a collection of key visuals proudly hero the Tiger bottle and launch the brand’s new look.

Singapore-based beer company Tiger has launched


Mie-Leng Wong, global brand director of Tiger at Heineken, said: “It was important to ensure that we capture and visualise the brand’s character in the films and establish Tiger as the ‘Beer with Bite’.

“Tiger’s ‘bite’ is a truth not only of our flavour, but of our attitude as a brand.

“Tiger embodies the vibrant energy, attitude and bold creativity of the streets of Asia. That unconventional spirit that has been at the heart of our brewing and created a beer that is both refreshing and full-bodied at the same time.”

Scott Huebscher, executive creative director at Marcel, said: “Much of Tiger’s power as a brand comes from its visceral street origins, so we started there and stayed there.

Source: www.bandt.com.au

TigerAir offers $1 flights on Melbourne Canberra Route

Canberra residents wanting a cheap Melbourne getaway in the Tigerair one-dollar sale today will have to be quick. Just 300 seats are on offer from Canberra in the airline's "return for $1" sale, which opens at midday.

As part of the sale, 14,000 bargain fares for travel between mid-July and mid-September 2017 are available from noon today until noon Saturday, May 13 or until sold out.

The deal enables customers to travel for just $1 on the return sector of any route the airline flies across Australia, but seats are limited.

TigerAir offers $1 flights on Melbourne Canberra Route

Tigerair communications chief Vanessa Regan said the cheap fares were expected to be snapped up quickly, "so we urge bargain seekers to jump online as soon as possible to avoid disappointment".

"One dollar doesn't buy you much these days and the opportunity to return from your holiday for less than the cost of a newspaper or bus ticket is phenomenal when you think about it," she said. "We are thrilled to continue to enable more people than ever, the opportunity to fly for less."

The outbound section of a flight from Canberra to Melbourne is still set at about $89.

But Canberrans who don't mind travelling from Sydney or Melbourne can also join the online queue for $1 return fares from destinations including Cairns, Perth, Whitsundays, Hobart and Coffs Harbour.

Source: www.canberratimes. com

Hyundai Key Replacement 24HR

In the past you could buy an extra Hyundai key at Lowe's home depot or Walmart check out point, actually, regardless of the factory plan, anyone could get a car key cutting machine and copy another set of key, get inside a random Hyundai vehicle and drive away, the late 90's Hyundai company decided to equipped  all vehicles with high security anti theft system transponder keys and Engine Control Module (ECM) and many of the 2000 models and later use pocket size device called a proximity key, the proximity card keyfob can be attaches to a key ring, lanyard or badge clip for a better comfort and protection of the passengers.

Today a replacing manufacturer keys must be originated on three ways, the first is a new keyblank that has tiny radio  frequency RFID transponder embedded in its plastic head and the second is an onboard computer in the vehicles, the third is like option two, but a diagnostic procedure is required if all keys to the car are lost.

Hyundai Key Replacement 24HR

To sync the two parts, the key chip code must be programmed and recognized, this process must involve a software with maker codes from Hyundai, according to the vin number on your car to allows entry, starting the engine and driving.  

Your local dealer probably have the equipment to decode your vehicle, but towing your car to the dealership might cost hundreds of dollars, you can also try to do it yourself find an aftermarket car key on ebay reputable seller, and if you follow all the instructions well it might take a few days for the key to arrive and in most cases will be easily reprogram to open and close the doors or turn lights and electronics on and off.

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Dodge Ram Key Replacement

Dodge began using transponder chip keys instead of the old traditional key in 1998 as standard build in on some models an optional on others, a Dodge key with a black or Gray plastic top probably have a transponder hidden inside.

In 2004, Dodge started to use remotes with button clickers in the head of the metal blade key, this new remote replaced the old transponders, the new keys are fairly expensive, but are not mandatory, because there is an alternative to use a version of non-remote key available to almost all models.  

Dodge Ram Key Replacement

Dodge started the use of Keyless N Go Entry System FOBIK keys in 2008, this key incorporates a remote and fits into a socket in  the ignitio n lock and there is no other options from this year on.
The Dodge Keyless N Go is fairly complex and uses VTSS (Vehicle Theft Security System), WIN (Wireless Ignition Node) and PEM (Personal Entry Module) components in conjunction with KEELOQ signal encryption providing high security level.

For additional spare key, if the user have two keys, a copy can be made following two simple on-board steps, if one key is missing, a specific diagnostic equipment should be connected to the car with the specific PIN code as an input. 

If all keys to the vehicle are lost, a proper transponder key blank needs to be originated and a specific diagnostic equipment should be connected to reprogram the car with the specific PIN code.

Trying to buy after market used universal parts on ebay, amazon and other online stores and wholesale, temper with your vehicle and even change the battery in a Keyless Go fob is not recommended and doingby an unskilled handyman can be a bit dangerous If not re-assembled properly. 

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Rob and Big Star Christopher Big Black Boykin Died at 45

Christopher “Big Black” Boykin, who starred on MTV’s Rob & Big, has died. Boykin, who starred opposite professional skateboarder Rob Dyrdek on the reality series, passed away on Tuesday morning (May 9) from a heart attack, a rep for Boykin confirms to PEOPLE.

The 6′ 6,” 375-lb. reality star appeared as Dyrdek’s bodyguard on 19 episodes of the MTV show from 2006-08, according to his IMDb profile, before the show abruptly ended following friction between the duo.

Rob and Big Star Christopher Big Black Boykin Died at 45

“It was a strange period,” Dyrdek said in a March 2016 interview with Graham Bensinger about the difficult period between himself and Boykin after the show’s end. “I had been a pro skateboarder for years, so me transitioning to mainstream fame was relatively smooth, right, where for him, the idea that man he was like working security two years earlier and now he’s on television, it was a much different dynamic.

But I think we both struggled with I didn’t want to be known as like Rob from Rob & Big … and I think he didn’t want to be known for like the sidekick. So that created a lot of that tension between me and him.”

According to Dyrdek, the duo was “paid the same in that era.”

“I think it was more the fundamental struggle of wanting to not be so connected to each other,” Dyrdek added. “Ultimately, after we had a big blowout creatively over an idea … things were so tense at certain times — it’s funny now that I think about it — but we literally would film some of the funniest things that we have ever done and would be losing it and then walk away and not talk to each other. It was super, super bizarre.”

“MTV is deeply saddened to learn the news of Christopher ‘Big Black’ Boykin’s passing,” MTV said in a statement, obtained by PEOPLE. “He was a longtime and beloved member of the MTV family and will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends at this time.”

Source: people. com

Obama avoids hitting Trump, Hillary skewers the media

Barack Obama seems to be enjoying his ex-presidency. Hillary Clinton seems to be anguishing over her ex-candidacy.

In accepting the JFK Profile in Courage award, Obama weighed in on the debate over the law nicknamed for him. But he threaded the needle in not mentioning President Trump by name.

The media would love to cover a Trump-Obama slugfest. And Obama is clearly not going to retire to a quiet existence and paint portraits, as George W. Bush did. But he is said to have appreciated Bush’s policy of not criticizing his successor and plans to follow a modified version, at least for now.

Obama avoids hitting Trump, Hillary skewers the media

Clinton is following a very different path, speaking out against Trump.

The 44th president noted in his speech that some members of Congress risked losing their seats, and ending their political careers, by voting for ObamaCare.

“It is my fervent hope and the hope of millions ... such courage is still possible, that today's members of Congress regardless of party are willing to look at the facts and speak the truth, even when it contradicts party positions,” Obama said.

What he’s really saying is that wavering Republican lawmakers should stand up to Trump and their leaders and refuse to gut his health care law, protect people with preexisting conditions and not slash Medicaid. But Obama didn’t even refer to last week’s House vote, framing his argument in a loftier way so he’s not accused of attacking the man who beat his secretary of State.

Obama is taking heat, however, for making money. The New York Times editorial page has whacked him for accepting a big-money speech financed by investment banks:

“Is it a betrayal of that sentiment for the former president to have accepted a reported $400,000 to speak to a Wall Street firm? Perhaps not, but it is disheartening that a man whose historic candidacy was premised on a moral examination of politics now joins almost every modern president in cashing in. And it shows surprising tone deafness, more likely to be expected from the billionaires the Obamas have vacationed with these past months than from a president keenly attuned to the worries and resentments of the 99 percent.”
So the Times is asking Obama not to do what every former president this side of Jimmy Carter has done—cash in on the speaking circuit—in service of some higher ideal?

The big Wall Street paydays were a big problem for Hillary because everyone knew she was running again, so corporations could curry favor by throwing six-figure sums at her or her husband. But Obama’s political career is over.

Clinton let a flash of anger show when she tweeted about Emmanuel Macron defeating Marine LePen in France:

“Victory for Macron, for France, the EU, & the world. Defeat to those interfering w/democracy. (But the media says I can’t talk about that.)”

Translation: She’s smarting from the harsh coverage of an interview last week in which she took “absolute responsibility” for losing the election but then blamed others: James Comey, Wikileaks, Russian hackers.

Since a Russian-affiliated group hacked Macron’s email—though French media followed a blackout order on the contents—Clinton was taking a whack at Russian hackers, who she believes hurt her badly in 2016.

But she was also saying the media don’t want her to talk about the role of outside players in her loss. What the commentators were actually saying is that Clinton never owned up to her lack of an economic message or her fatal neglect of key Rust Belt states.

If Hillary wants to take on the media, be my guest. At least it will make her Twitter feed more interesting than it was during the campaign.

Source: foxnews. com

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