MercedesBenz Concept EQV previews an attractive electric van

first_img • Mercedes-Benz EQV concept electrifies the humble van We’ll start with the most important part, the powertrain. The EQV is front-wheel drive, containing all its motive-force bits in the front end. Its electric motor puts out 201 horsepower, and it’s combined into a single unit with the transmission, cooling system and power electronics. Juice comes from a 100-kWh lithium-ion battery, which gives the EQV a range of about 249 miles and a top speed of 99 miles per hour. With fast charging, it can add about 62 miles of range in 15 minutes or so.Enlarge ImageThe best electric vehicles don’t look all that different from today’s cars, and the EQV fits that bill to a T. Andrew Hoyle/CNET From an aesthetics standpoint, the EQV looks very close to the Mercedes V-Class that debuted at the end of January. There are a few touches to let you know it’s electric, like a sleeker grille and headlight combination, as well as some unique alloy wheels with blue accents, but it’s largely the same on the outside as the V-Class. The EQV’s interior is just a bit fancier, with blue and rose-gold elements all over the place. The Nappa leather appointments are obviously more suited to the EQV as a passenger vehicle, but odds are that there will be a stripped-down commercial version that can take a little more abuse, too.While the production EQV will likely arrive within the next year or so, Mercedes-Benz has bigger plans beyond that. The automaker hopes to electrify its entire portfolio — that is to say, it will offer at least one electrified variant of all its models — by 2022. The future is electric, but it seems Mercedes-Benz doesn’t want to wait until the absolute last minute to hop on the bandwagon. 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value Mar 8 • VW is still ‘100 percent’ investigating a pickup truck for the US 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Mar 7 • New Peugeot 208 debuts i-Cockpit with 3D HUD Combo dashboard 0 Mercedes-Benz on Tuesday unveiled the Concept EQV at the Geneva Motor Show. The concept is an all-electric van that’s slated to enter production in the near future. The actual production version will be introduced properly at the Frankfurt Auto Show this fall, but for now, the “concept” version gives us a pretty good idea of what to expect. Geneva Motor Show 2019 Mercedes-Benz See All More From Roadshow Mar 7 • The Ferrari F8 Tributo is the last of the nonhybrid V8s Geneva Motor Show 2019center_img Tags Now playing: Watch this: Mercedes-Benz 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous 52 Photos Apr 17 • The 2020 Jaguar XE gets its first major visual refresh Electric Cars Concept Cars Vans Future Cars Post a comment reading • Mercedes-Benz Concept EQV previews an attractive electric van 1:38 Mercedes-Benz Concept EQV looks prepped for production Share your voicelast_img read more

CEC justifies police actions on opposition

first_imgChief election commissioner KM Nurul HudaChief election commissioner KM Nurul Huda on Saturday said the police are not arresting anyone without any reason.He added that the law enforcement officials is not either going beyond the directives of the election commission as they are now under his commission’s control.”The police obey our directives. They arrest no one without any reason going beyond our directives,” he told reporters replying to a question at Nirbachan Bhaban in the city.The opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party and its allies have alleged filing of fictitious cases and arrest of its thousands of leaders and activists and submitted list to the prime minister’s office and also the election commission authorities.The CEC made the remarks after the inaugural session of the EC’s three-day briefing arranged for giving its directives to executive magistrates for preventing the violation of the electoral code of conduct in the upcoming parliamentary elections.The first day’s briefing started at 10am with the participation of executive magistrates deployed in election duty in 18 districts.”The commission has given directives to the police. The police have also made commitments to us. They’re working accordingly,” he said.In reply to a question, Nurul Huda said the government does not give any directive to the commission over the election.”There’s no directive from the government. Rather, our election-related directives are now visible there in the field,” he said.The CEC said now the level-playing field prevails in the country.At the inaugural session, the CEC and four election commissioners — Mahbub Talukder, Shahadat Hossain, Rafiqul Islam and Kabita Khanom — were present.The commission in the three-day briefing will give directives to the executive magistrates over how to conduct drives against and punishing the violation of electoral code of conduct in the 11th national election slated for 30 December.Magistrates from Dhaka, Gopalganj, Cumilla, Gazipur, Munshiganj, Narayanganj, Tangail, Faridpur, Manikganj, Kishoreganj, Sherpur, Rajbari, Madaripur, Mymensingh, Netrakona, Jamalpur, Shariatpur and Narsingdi are there in the first day briefing.On 12 November, the EC directed the public administration ministry to appoint executive magistrates at the field level to check the violation of the electoral code of conduct.The EC asked the ministry to appoint one executive magistrate for every upazila, one for three to four wards of city corporations, one to two magistrates for each district sadar municipality and one magistrate for three to four upazilas of the Chattogram Hill Tracts.The commission asked the ministry to keep the magistrates engaged in the election duty till the next day of election (31 December).Besides, the commission will deploy more executive magistrates and judicial magistrates on large scale a few days before the general election.last_img read more

Strike halts export through Benapole port

first_imgMap of BenapoleExport through Benapole land port remained suspended since Wednesday morning as workers went on strike protesting harassment on them by the members of Indian Border Security Force (BSF), reports UNB.Hundreds of goods-laden trucks remained stranded in the port area creating around one-kilometer gridlock till filing of this reports around 2:30pm.Rahman Kalu, publicity secretary of Benepole-Jhikargacha Truck Workers’ Union, alleged that some members of BSF used to torture Bangladeshi truckers at Petropole of India and even they confine them to the shed.As a result, the workers have to pass time without food, said the publicity secretary adding that the BSF men even physically assault them when they try to come out to have food.The export suspension, however, did not affect passenger movement and loading and unloading activities inside the port area.Azizur Rahman, taxation officer of Petrapole Land Check Post, said goods export from Bangladesh remained suspended since morning but the import activities are continuing as usual.last_img read more

Veteran Activist Paul Rieckhoff Launches Angry Americans Weekly Show With Cadence13

first_img ×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 Podcast company Cadence13 has launched a partnership with Paul Rieckhoff, the veterans advocate, author of “Chasing Ghosts,” founder of Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), and president and founder of Righteous Media.Rieckhoff, an Iraq War veteran and a political independent, is hosting the weekly podcast “Angry Americans” in partnership with Cadence13. The show, debuting this month, will explore topical issues with a wide range of guests. Willie Geist (“Sunday Today” and “Morning Joe”) is the inaugural guest. “If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention,” said Rieckhoff. “’Angry Americans’ will be a place where listeners from all political and social backgrounds can come together to be informed and inspired. They will also find community — and ways to channel anger, frustration and patriotism into positive change. I’m thrilled to partner with Cadence13 on this project to elevate some of the most important issues, people and causes in America. Popular on Variety center_img “Angry Americans” will be a place for real talk, with top leaders. It will be a wake-up call that engages and empowers listeners. Cadence13 is a leader, and the Righteous Media team and I look forward to making an impact with them.”Chris Corcoran, chief content officer, Cadence13, added, “Paul Rieckhoff is a force of nature who brings passion, patriotism and purpose to everything he does. We are excited to add Paul and his passionate, independent, important voice to the podcast audience.”Rieckhoff  is a frequent contributor to “The Rachel Maddow Show,” “Morning Joe,” “CNN New Day,” CNN.com, and Defense One.last_img read more

Internet Explorer Users Face Security Risks and Issues

first_img Enroll Now for Free This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. September 18, 2012 min read Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now News of the attacks was first reported by Boston-based security firm Rapid7.Related: 3 Tips for Beefing Up Password Security (Infographic)Microsoft says it is working on a security update to address the vulnerability. In the meantime, the tech giant advises users of the affected versions of the browser to implement several workarounds while it finds a permanent solution. Another option is switching to another browser entirely, such as Firefox or Google Chrome.Meanwhile, Google has alerted IE users that, starting November 15, its popular Google Apps will no longer run on IE 8 or earlier versions of the browser. Google said the editions that will be affected include Google Apps, Google Apps for Business, Education and Government.That means if you use IE to access Google’s mail, calendars and other applications for business, make sure that you’ve updated your browser to the latest available version.Related: What ‘DDoS’ Attacks Are and How to Survive Them image credit: ZDNetIf you and your employees use Microsoft’s Internet Explorer (IE), you may be at risk for having your computers taken over by hackers.Microsoft has confirmed that hackers are exploiting a vulnerability in versions 7, 8, and 9 of the Internet Explorer browser. Microsoft said that it has received reports of a small number of “targeted attacks” that occur when an IE user views a site that’s hosting malicious code. A hacker is able to add that code to your computer and remotely take control over it — adding or deleting files, setting up new accounts or worse.last_img read more

Defining Your PostMBA Career Goals

first_img regions: Atlanta / Baltimore / Boston / Chicago / Dallas / Denver / Houston / London / Los Angeles / Miami / New York City / Online / Philadelphia / Research Triangle / San Diego / San Francisco / Seattle / Toronto / Washington, DC Defining Your Post-MBA Career Goals About the AuthorMetro MBAView more posts by Metro MBA Last Updated Jun 6, 2017 by Metro MBAFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail center_img Though essay prompts tend to vary year to year, the two things that nearly every prospective student can count on being asked are “What are your short-term and long-term post-MBA goals?” and “How will Business School X help you achieve these goals?” And, even though many schools have now opted to omit this question during the essay portion of their applications, rest assured that you’ll be asked this question in the data form portion or (most likely) during your interview.Career goals are fundamental to the entire application process; identifying clear goals will help in everything from creating a list of target schools to communicating effectively with recommenders and interviewers down the line.  As such, it’s a great idea to begin formulating your Career Goals early in the process! To help you get started, here are some general pointers:Whether the essay is 1,000 or 500 words long, the admissions committee is looking for applicants who offer fully defined long- and short-term career goals, sound reasons for pursuing an MBA at this point in their careers, well-informed interest in School X and specific plans to contribute to the campus community should they be admitted.The key to successfully tackling each of these components is specificity. In presenting future goals and explaining one’s motivation for seeking an MBA, it is crucial to present well-defined and feasible objectives. Unlike the undergraduate experience at many American colleges and universities, MBA adcoms believe that students need a fair amount of direction at the time they enter the program in order to take the right classes, join the appropriate clubs and seek the best internship. Everything is oriented towards preparing for the post-MBA job, so specifying a specific industry and function for the short-term is of the utmost importance. In addition to identifying goals for the adcom, it is also important that applicants explain their interests behind particular plans. Along the same lines, applicants should be able to comment on what they hope to accomplish in their target positions.Admissions officers understand that successful students are focused in their ambitions, and one of the best measures of this is what they have done so far. Not every school asks for this explicitly, but in most situations one’s career goals are more compelling when they include a brief but coherent career history summarizing the applicant’s work history to date. This should reveal the continuity between one’s previous professional experiences and goals for the future. A great Career Goal formulation manages to thoroughly and efficiently address each of these elements, with a nice balance between the “career progression,” the “career goals/why MBA” and the “why School X” questions.Another critical part of this aspect of the MBA application is the explanation of one’s interest in a particular program, as the adcom is sensitive to whether or not applicants are serious about attending if admitted. Individuals who name specific classes that are relevant to their goals, recount their impressions of the campus culture based on a class visit, or share what they’ve learned from discussions with alumni and students will be in good shape. The aim is to convey the fact that the applicant has conducted extensive research and is making an informed decision in applying.Beyond convincing the adcom of their genuine interest in the program, it is also important for applicants to keep the following concept in mind: Any fair trade necessitates mutual benefit. In other words, in addition to showing that School X is the best MBA program for one’s needs, the applicant should demonstrate to School X that he or she will enrich its community. A strong candidate describes insights he or she could contribute in class, and offers detailed intentions for getting involved in campus activities.This article has been edited and re-published courtesy of Clear Admit. RelatedTips for Tackling the “Why Do You Want an MBA?” Application Essay QuestionYou’ve put the time in studying for the GMAT, you’ve narrowed your list of schools, you’ve identified your recommenders and asked them to write letters on your behalf. There’s no more putting it off. It’s time to tackle those essays. Second round deadlines are coming up for a lot of…October 29, 2015In “Admissions Tips”The Secret to Writing a Successful MBA Career Goals Essay in 2018The MBA application essay is still the most feared part of most applications. Whether you have to write 1,000 words or just 500, saying everything you need to say in a concise, intelligent, and appropriate manner isn’t easy for everyone. In fact, it can be incredibly frustrating. And while every…January 4, 2018In “Admissions Tips”How to Write a Successful MBA Career Goals EssayThe MBA application essay; it’s the most feared part of most applications. Whether you have to write 1,000 words or just 500, saying everything you need to say in a concise, intelligent, and appropriate manner isn’t easy. In fact, it can be incredibly frustrating. And while every school asks different…July 18, 2016In “Admissions Tips”last_img read more