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Aortic stenosis

first_imgDefinitionThe aorta is the main artery that carries blood out of the heart to the rest of the body. Blood flows out of the heart and into the aorta through the aortic valve. In aortic stenosis, the aortic valve does not open fully. This decreases blood flow from the heart.Alternative NamesAortic valve stenosis; Rheumatic aortic stenosis; Calcific aortic stenosisCausesAs the aortic valve narrows, the left ventricle has to work harder to create more pressure to pump blood out through the valve. To do this extra work, the muscles in the ventricle walls become thicker. This can lead to chest pain.As the pressure continues to rise, blood may back up into the lungs. Severe aortic stenosis can limit the amount of blood that reaches the brain and rest of the body.Aortic stenosis may be present from birth (congenital), but most often it develops later in life. Children with aortic stenosis may have other conditions present from birth.Aortic stenosis mainly occurs due to the buildup of calcium deposits that narrow the valve. This is called calcific aortic stenosis. The problem generally affects older people.Calcification of the valve happens sooner in patients who are born with abnormal aortic or bicuspid valves. In rare cases, calcification can develop more quickly when a person has received chest radiation (such as for cancer treatment).Another cause is rheumatic fever. This condition can develop after strep throat or scarlet fever. Valve problems do not develop for 5 – 10 years or longer after rheumatic fever occurs. Rheumatic fever is becoming rarer in the United States.advertisementAortic stenosis occurs in about 2% of people over 65 years of age. It occurs more often in men than in women.SymptomsMost people with aortic stenosis do not develop symptoms until the disease is advanced. The diagnosis may have been made when the health care provider heard a heart murmur and performed tests.Symptoms of aortic stenosis include:Chest discomfort: The chest pain may get worse with activity and reach into the arm, neck, or jaw. The chest may also feel tight or squeezed.Cough, possibly bloodyBreathing problems when exercisingBecoming easily tiredFeeling the heart beat (palpitations)Fainting, weakness, or dizziness with activityIn infants and children, symptoms include:Becoming easily tired with exertion (in mild cases)Failure to gain weightPoor feedingSerious breathing problems that develop within days or weeks of birth (in severe cases)Children with mild or moderate aortic stenosis may get worse as they get older. They are also at risk for a heart infection called bacterial endocarditis.Exams and TestsA heart murmur, click, or other abnormal sound is almost always heard through a stethoscope. The health care provider may be able to feel a vibration or movement when placing a hand over the heart. There may be a faint pulse or changes in the quality of the pulse in the neck.Blood pressure may be low.Aortic stenosis is most often detected and then followed using a test called an echocardiogram.The following tests may also be performed:ECGExercise stress testingLeft cardiac catheterizationMRI of the heartTransesophageal echocardiogram (TEE)TreatmentRegular checkups by a health provider may be all that is needed if you have no symptoms or only mild symptoms. The health care provider should ask about your health history, do a physical exam, and perform an echocardiogram.People with severe aortic stenosis may be told not to play competitive sports, even if they have no symptoms. If symptoms do occur, strenuous activity must often be limited.Medicines are used to treat symptoms of heart failure(link) or abnormal heart rhythms (most commonly atrial fibrillation). These include diuretics (water pills), nitrates, and beta-blockers. High blood pressure should also be treated. If aortic stenosis is severe, this treatment must be done carefully so blood pressure does not drop to dangerously low levels.In the past, most patients with heart valve problems were given antibiotics before dental work or an invasive procedure such as colonoscopy. The antibiotics were given to prevent an infection of the damaged heart. However, antibiotics are now used much less often before dental work and other procedures. Check with your health care provider to find out whether you need antibiotics.People with this condition should stop smoking and be treated for high cholesterol.Surgery to repair or replace the valveis often done for adults or children who develop symptoms. Even if symptoms are not very bad, the doctor may recommend surgery based on some test results.A less invasive procedure called balloon valvuloplasty may be done instead of surgery.advertisementA balloon is placed into an artery in the groin, threaded to the heart, placed across the valve, and inflated. However, narrowing often occurs again after this procedure.A newer procedure done at the same time as valvuloplasty can implant an artificial valve. This procedure is most often done in patients who cannot have surgery, but is becoming more common.Some children may need aortic valve repair or replacement. Children with mild aortic stenosis may be able to take part in most activities.Outlook (Prognosis)The outcome varies. The disorder may be mild and not produce symptoms. Over time, the aortic valve may become more narrow, and as a result, more severe heart problems may develop, such as.Atrial fibrillation and atrial flutterBlood clots to the brain (stroke), intestines, kidneys, or other areasFainting spells, called syncopeHeart failureHigh blood pressure in the arteries of the lungs (pulmonary hypertension)The results of aortic valve repair are often excellent. To get the best treatment, go to a center that regularly performs this type of surgery.When to Contact a Medical ProfessionalCall your health care provider if you or your child has symptoms of aortic stenosis.Also contact your doctor right away if you have been diagnosed with this condition and your symptoms get worse or new symptoms develop.ReferencesBonow RO, Carabello BA, Chatterjee K, de Leon AC Jr., Faxon DP, Freed MD, et al; 2006 Writing Committee Members; American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force. 2008 Focused update incorporated into the ACC/AHA 2006 guidelines for the management of patients with valvular heart disease: a report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines (Writing Committee to Revise the 1998 Guidelines for the Management of Patients with Valvular Heart Disease): endorsed by the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists, Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, and Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Circulation. 2008;118:e523-e661.Carabello BA. Valvular heart disease. In: Goldman L, Schafer AI, eds. Cecil Medicine. 24th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2011:chap 75.Nishimura RA, Carabello BA, Faxon DP, et al. ACC/AHA 2008 guideline update on valvular heart disease: focused update on infective endocarditis: a report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines endorsed by the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists, Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, and Society of Thoracic Surgeons. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2008;52(8):676-685.Otto CM, Bonow RO. Valvular heart disease. In: Bonow RO, Mann DL, Zipes Dp, Libby P, Braunwald E, eds. Braunwalds Heart Disease: A Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine. 9th ed. St. Louis, Mo: WB Saunders; 2011:chap 66.Review Date:5/1/2013Reviewed By:Michael A. Chen, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington Medical School, Seattle, Washington Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.last_img read more

Yankees Squeak By Bosox, 2-1

first_imgNEW YORK — For the second time in his young career, Eduardo Rodriguez showed an impressive amount of poise while facing Boston’s biggest rival.Certainly, that’s something positive the last-place Red Sox can take out of this season.Rodriguez made one big mistake in seven sharp innings, a homer to Jacoby Ellsbury, but the Red Sox failed to break through against CC Sabathia and lost to the New York Yankees 2-1 on Aug. 6.“I know it’s the Yankees, but like I said, they have the bat, I have the ball, so I just try to make good pitches,” Rodriguez said.The 22-year-old lefty beat New York at Fenway Park on July 11, tossing 6 2-3 solid innings. He was just as good this time at an unfriendly — and packed — Yankee Stadium.Rodriguez (6-4) allowed six hits and two runs. He walked two — one an intentional pass to Alex Rodriguez that loaded the bases in the fifth — and struck out five.A-Rod had an RBI double in the third, but Eduardo Rodriguez was cool on the mound.He gave up a pair of singles to start the fifth and, when a sacrifice put runners on second and third for Alex Rodriguez, who already had two hits, Eduardo Rodriguez walked him to face Mark Teixeira.The slugger popped out foul to the catcher, and Chris Young popped up to shortstop to end the threat.“A good young arm,” Ellsbury said. “He definitely has a bright future ahead of him.”Justin Wilson (4-0) struck out three batters in the seventh to help the Yankees take two of three from the Red Sox, who are 48-61.Dellin Betances gave up a hit in the eighth. Andrew Miller put two on in the ninth but struck out Rusney Castillo to remain perfect in 24 save chances.Ellsbury connected with two outs in the seventh.The former Red Sox center fielder was in a 3-for-23 slump entering the game. His average had dipped from .322, when he came off the disabled list on July 8, to .277 coming in.Sabathia left his previous start with dehydration, wilted by the Texas heat. He was ornery in this outing, yelling at plate umpire Rob Drake over a called ball early on and giving a fist-pumping shimmy after using a 94 mph fastball to strike out David Ortiz with the bases loaded to end the fifth.“He threw me some good pitches,” Ortiz said. “Tonight was the best I have seen him in a while. He was locating his pitches well.”The big left-hander had just walked Xander Bogaerts following Castillo’s run-scoring single that ticked off the glove of diving shortstop Didi Gregorius to tie it 1-all. Castillo’s hit came right after Sabathia walked .100 hitter Jackie Bradley Jr.Pitching on an extra day of rest, Sabathia stalked around the mound and used pinpoint control to strike out eight. He yielded three hits and three walks after allowing five runs in each of his previous two starts.“I was fired up,” Sabathia said.(HOWIE RUMBERG, AP Baseball Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

THERESA TOVA ACCLAIMED FOR A SECOND TERM AS ACTRA TORONTO PRESIDENT

first_imgOn this file and others she said, “I ran again because we have more to do. I want to see this work through.”ACTRA Toronto is the largest organization within ACTRA, representing over 15,000 of Canada’s 21,000 professional performers working in the English-language recorded media in Canada. As an advocate for Canadian culture since 1943, ACTRA is a member-driven organization that continues to secure rights and respect for the work of professional performers..ACTRA TORONTO SOCIAL MEDIA LINKSWEBSITE: https://www.actratoronto.com/FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/ACTRAToronto/TWITTER: https://twitter.com/ACTRATorontoTHERESA TOVA SOCIAL MEDIA LINKSFACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/theresa.tovaTWITTER: https://twitter.com/TTovatweetIMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0869797/WIKIPEDIA: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theresa_Tova LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement Toronto, January 9, 2019 – At its January meeting, ACTRA Toronto’s governing council unanimously voted to elect incumbent President Theresa Tova to a second two-year term.In her acceptance speech, President Tova said she was proud of a fair renewed National Commercial Agreement and a renewed Independent Production Agreement which “achieved real gains for performers.”Addressing the subject of harassment in the entertainment industry and the acknowledged leadership she has demonstrated in the pursuit of industry cultural change, she said, “Too many of our members were accepting bullying and harassment as part of the deal we cut with the industry. So many of us had been told to shut up, and not complain or make waves.” Facebook Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

Report Rodriguez James expected to be a last minute decision

first_imgColombia coach Jose Pekerman is expected to make a last minute decision as to whether to play James Rodriguez in their all-important second round World Cup clash against England considering his state of health or not.Initial scans have shown that the injury suffered by the Bayern Munich star in their final Group H encounter against Senegal are better than first feared. With the scans showing he suffered no ligaments damage or muscle tear.Pekerman has given his star player every chance of making the tie against England, saying the decision to James would be a last minute one, Mirror claims.James Rodriguez, Real MadridZidane hails ‘quality’ James Rodriguez after Real Madrid’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane reserved special praise for James Rodriguez after his starring role in Real Madrid’s 3-2 win over Levante.The former Madrid man did not train together with his teammates in front of the media on Monday, he was seen to be working on his core alone with the hope of getting fit for the second round game on Tuesday evening.James Rodriguez who won the golden boot at the last World Cup in Brazil with six goals came into this tournament with an injury, only playing 90 minutes in the second group game against Poland and coming on as a substitute in the first game against Japan.Should the injury force him out of the tie, Colombia would be looking towards the 25-year-old Juan Quintero, who has impressed so far at this World Cup for their creative spark.last_img read more

Full Audio Decision 2018 Forum With Micciche And Gillham

first_imgFor the full audio:Audio PlayerFull-audio-for-Decision-2018-District-O.mp3VmFull-audio-for-Decision-2018-District-O.mp300:00RPd Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享KSRM hosted a live-forum with the two candidates running for the District O Senate seat on KSRM 920AM, on Wednesday. Senator Peter Micciche and Write-in candidate Ron Gillham joined hosts Jennifer Williams and Karen McGahan.center_img The full audio is also available on the KSRM mobile app- You will find it archived under ‘podcasts’last_img

Apple now makes smart battery cases for the iPhone XS and XR

first_img Sarah Tew/CNET Now playing: Watch this: HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Amazon Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. See it I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. Share your voice Read Google Home Hub review See It Sep 1 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Tags Boost Mobile The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. Best iPhone XS and XS Max cases See It $155 at Google Express Sprint $210 at Best Buy Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Turo See All Sarah Tew/CNET Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) See at Turo 6 7 Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express reading • Apple now makes smart battery cases for the iPhone XS and XR Turo: Save $30 on any car rental How deep can the iPhone XS and XR go? Read DJI Osmo Action preview Sarah Tew/CNET The new Smart Battery Case on a blue iPhone XR. Apple The iPhone XR has pretty great battery life, but the iPhone XS, not so much. Apple on Tuesday released smart battery cases for the iPhone XS, iPhone XR and iPhone XS Max. They’re available now for $129 (£129, AU$199).The new battery cases come in black or white, are wireless Qi charging compatible, have Lightning-out ports and, according to Apple, they’ll work with USB-PD fast charging systems, probably via Lightning to USB-C adapters. They also have that familiar battery bulge that was on previous models. (Here’s my review of the first one for the iPhone 6S.)Like Apple’s previous line of smart battery cases, they’ll charge via Lightning independently, show battery status in iOS under the “battery” widget, and discharge the case’s battery before tapping into the phone’s battery supply.Mophie’s iPhone XS and XR battery cases are expected soon, with similar features.Apple never made its own smart battery case for the iPhone X: This is the first battery case Apple’s made since the iPhone 7, and this time there’s a model for the larger XS Max and XR, too.More to come when we receive one to review. Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. $999 $6 at Tidal Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X • Angela Lang/CNET Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. See It Tags $999 $520 at HP $60 at Best Buy Sarah Tew/CNET $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express See at Amazon Best Buy Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Share your voice $299 at Amazon Read the AirPods review TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Apple iPhone XS Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). 6:38 $999 $999 49 Photos Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Apple,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. Read the Rylo camera preview Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 Comments Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR The Cheapskate CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Apple Phones $59 at eBay Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. Rylo Chris Monroe/CNET Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. Commentslast_img read more

2019 Ram HD to offer a Sport package but dont get too

first_img Share your voice 52 Photos 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport loves to hustle 26 Photos Ram,Enlarge ImageIt’s all in a day’s work for the Jeep Cherokee, the most American-made car in 2019. Jeep With high trade tensions looming and increasing talk of tariffs, more and more consumers are looking to buy American. Cars.com has released its annual American Made Index, showcasing companies that use the most American-sourced parts and labor in their vehicles. The results may surprise you.Cars.com analyzed more than 100 US-built vehicles for five key data points: manufacturing location, parts sourcing, US employment, engine sourcing and transmission sourcing. You might think something like the Ford F-150 would top the list, but it drops from its No. 5 spot for 2018 and out of the top 10 completely. Even the first-place holder, the Jeep Cherokee, is a pretty global product. It’s a Jeep, sure, but that brand is part of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, an Italian-owned business.Cars.com surveyed 1,000 people and found that half are concerned about automotive import tariffs, with 41% saying they are unsure if tariffs would make them more likely to buy American. Either way, we’re big fans of all the vehicles on this list. These days, buying American doesn’t necessarily mean sticking with a US-based automaker. 1:44 18 Photos 1 2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison: A tougher off-roader The 2019 Ram HD Sport loses its chrome and gains some attitude. Ram Ram’s 2019 HD pickup is a chrome-laden behemoth with 1,000 foot-pounds of torque that caused truck nuts to lose their minds earlier this week, but Ram left a little something out of its big presentation at the Detroit Auto Show: a Sport trim package.Now before you get all excited, Diesel Dans and Danielles, the Ram HD Sport isn’t some oil-burning Hellcat truck thing that can tow the moon out of the sky. According to a report by Autoblog released on Friday, it’s an appearance package, but if you’re the kind of person who can’t abide chrome on modern trucks, then it’s the way forward for you.First, to get the Sport package, you have to order your HD in Big Horn spec or better, tick the appropriate option box, and then you get to enjoy all of the body-colored bumpers and trim you can stand. Parking sensors are a part of the package too, so you will have a chance at least to not damage the hell out of your fancy, new truck when parallel parking it outside your local organic grocery co-op.Inside, the Sport package gives owners a black interior with CSI’s favorite trim material: piano-black plastic.The folks from Ram haven’t released pricing yet, so we have no idea what you can expect to pay for your vanity, though we expect it won’t be especially cheap. More From Roadshow 12 Photos 2019 Honda Ridgeline: The commuter’s pickup truck Trucks Honda PilotDropping down to seventh place for 2019 is the Honda Pilot. Like its two-row Passport sibling, the three-row Pilot offers parent-focused technology like Cabin Talk as well as myriad standard driver-assistance features through the Honda Sensing tech suite. Honda’s largest crossover offers up nearly 84 cubic feet of cargo space. Honda’s 3.5-liter V6 engine shows up again, making a serviceable 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Touring and Elite trims get a nine-speed automatic transmission while lower trims have to make do with a six-speed auto. The Honda Pilot is made in Lincoln, Alabama. 2019 Jeep Cherokee can handle the rough stuff Now playing: Watch this: 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous 4 Comments Honda OdysseyThe feature-rich Honda Odyssey minivan also retains its number-two slot from last year’s list. While the 2019 model doesn’t see any changes from last, it’s still a darn good choice for families on the go with reconfigurable seats, Wi-Fi and an excellent rear-seat entertainment system. The Cabin Watch video system lets parents keep an eye on their little darlings without turning around in their seats, while Cabin Talk amplifies their voice so no yelling is required.The Odyssey is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 rated for 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Most trims get a nine-speed automatic but the top Touring and Elite trims now use a 10-speed automatic with stop-start technology. The Honda Odyssey is made in Lincoln, Alabama. GMC CanyonIf you’re looking for a slightly fancier version of the Colorado that’s more focused on luxe than dirt, check out the GMC Canyon. The top Denali trim gets standard heated and ventilated front seats as well as a heated steering wheel. Maximum payload capability is 1,665 pounds while max towing is a fairly healthy 7,600 pounds.The Canyon is available with the same 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, 3.6-liter V6 or 2.8-liter diesel as the Chevrolet Colorado. It’s also built in Wentzville, Missouri. 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value 2019 Honda Ridgeline review: Light duty, heavy punch 2019 Honda Passport: A well-rounded midsize offering Comment More From Roadshow 81 Photos 2019 Honda Pilot Elite: A smoother, tech-rich crossover SUV 2019 Acura RDX A-Spec: Sharp handling, sharper looks 2019 Acura MDX adds new features and an A-Spec model 69 Photos Jeep CherokeeKeeping its top-of-the-list placement, the Jeep Cherokee is 2019’s most American-made car. Refreshed for 2019, the compact crossover now features more tech, better cargo space and a slightly tweaked look. It’s available in no fewer the nine trims, including the off-road specific Trailhawk and a fancy-pants Trailhawk Elite.For 2019, the Cherokee gets a new 2.0-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine with 270 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, though naturally aspirated I4 and V6 choices are also available. Regardless of engine, a nine-speed automatic transmission gets the power to the pavement — or dirt as the case may be. The Cherokee is made in Belvidere, Illinois. 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better 71 Photos Acura RDXThe third-generation Acura RDX squeaks into the top ten list with larger proportions, plenty of interior space and better handling than its predecessor. Forward collision warning with collision mitigation braking, adaptive cruise control that works even in low-speed traffic, lane-keeping steering assist and road departure mitigation are all standard across the board. Like its MDX counterpart, the RDX is available with the A-Spec styling package.The RDX sports a 2.0-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine. Output is stated at 273 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque, and it’s mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. The new RDX is built in East Liberty, Ohio. Share your voice Tags Chevrolet ColoradoMaking its debut in the top 10 is the Chevrolet Colorado. Shown here in the tough ZR2 Bison off-road spec, the Chevy Colorado is an excellent truck and one of the two midsize pickups you can get with a diesel engine. Adding to the ZR2’s two-inch lift and front and rear locking differentials, the Bison gets beefier skid plates (trust me, that’s a good thing), steel bumpers and integrated recovery points. Heck, you can even get a snorkel.Base models get a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with a six-speed manual transmission, but a more popular choice is the 3.6-liter V6 gas engine with 308 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Meanwhile, the 2.8-liter diesel pumps out 186 horsepower and a delicious 369 pound-feet of twist and is mated to a six-speed automatic. The Chevy Colorado is built in Wentzville, Missouri. Acura MDXMoving up one slot to sixth place on the American Made Index is the non-hybrid variant of the Acura MDX. With its SH-AWD system, the MDX is one of the better handling midsize luxury crossovers, and for 2019 the company gives us the A-Spec treatment with a new front fascia and side skirts, 20-inch wheels, wider exhaust tips, unique gauges, a new steering wheel, carbon fiber trim and various Alcantara interior touches.However, both the standard and A-Spec models get a 3.5-liter V6 engine, rated for 290 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque going through a nine-speed automatic transmission. The Acura MDX is made in East Liberty, Ohio.  Honda RidgelineAgain keeping the status quo, the Honda Ridgeline maintains third place on the American Made Index. This crossover-that-looks-like-a-truck provides a better ride than a traditional pickup and gets an awesome lockable trunk right in the floor of the bed. And it doesn’t do the truck stuff too badly, either, as it’s able to carry 1,860 pounds of payload and tow 3,500 pounds.The Ridgeline is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 good for 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. That is channeled through a six-speed automatic transmission with available all-wheel drive. It’s built in Lincoln, Alabama. 2019 Ram HD brings a handsome face, 1,000 lb-ft of torque… General Motors Chevrolet Honda Jeep Acura 49 Photos 68 Photos 2019 Honda Odyssey offers plenty of room and features for families Ram Chevrolet CorvetteMoving up from the 10th-place slot last year is the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette. While we’ve all been ogling the new mid-engine Corvette, it’s easy to forget what a performance bargain the current-generation ‘Vette is. From the base trim to the Grand Sport to the bonkers ZR1, the Corvette is an American icon.My preference is for the Grand Sport, which strikes a perfect balance between everyday drivability and canyon-carving performance. The 6.2-liter V8 puts out 460 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque. You can get it with a seven-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission, but the kicker is the borrowed chassis and aero parts from the beefier Z06. Like I said, perfect balance. The Corvette is made in Bowling Green, Kentucky. 2019 GMC Sierra Denali review: So close to greatness 2019 GMC Canyon: A fancier Colorado Honda PassportThe Honda Passport is a new (well, reborn) entry to both the Honda lineup and the American Made Index. This midsize crossover comes to the fray with great driving dynamics and plenty of tech like the standard Honda Sensing suite of active safety features. An available 8-inch touchscreen gets Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as a Wi-Fi hotspot.Under the hood is the stalwart 3.5-liter V6 producing 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. However unlike the Ridgeline, the Passport sends that power through a nine-speed automatic transmission. Having said that, just like the Ridgeline, this is the only powertrain available. The Honda Passport is built in Lincoln, Alabama. 10 Photos Tags Car Industry 2019 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison: An off-road animallast_img read more

Asian stocks lifted by firmer oil prices dollar steady

first_imgAsian stocks crept up on Tuesday thanks to a rebound in oil prices and the dollar consolidated recent gains although underlying risk appetite was cautious on concerns over capital outflows and weak data, especially from China.Special focus will be on China’s B Share market, which was trading up around 0.8 percent on Tuesday after tumbling more than 6 percent on Monday on concerns of extended yuan weakness.MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan gained 0.5 percent in early trade. Australia’s benchmark index was up 0.4 percent while Hong Kong shares were poised to open higher.”The Hong Kong markets should find some support around current levels though the weak outlook from the telecom and the property sector and continued concerns of yuan weakness will prevent any sharp gains,” said Alex Wong, a portfolio manager at Ample Capital with $100 million in assets under management.As campaigning for the U.S. presidential elections enters its home stretch and concerns about the Chinese economy deepen after last week’s weak trade data, risk aversion is broadly on the rise – forcing investors to cut positions after a strong rally in risky assets in the third quarter of 2016.Daily portfolio flows to emerging markets declined sharply last week with the seven-day moving average declining to its lowest level since a surprise Chinese currency devaluation in August 2015, according to data from Institute of International Finance.”It’s been an incredibly quiet start to the week as most currencies remain range bound but don’t let this sense of calm fool you as markets may be poised to explode,” said Stephen Innes, a senior trader at FX broker OANDA, referring to a multitude of macro-economic risks on the horizon.Adding to the headwinds for emerging markets is the growing likelihood of a U.S. rate increase in December which has lifted 10-year U.S. Treasury yields by 25 basis points so far this month and boosted the dollar.Wall Street ended down as lower oil prices weighed on energy shares. Stock futures SPc1 were flat in Asian trade.Major currencies were confined in broad trading ranges on the back of soggy U.S. data and the absence of fresh triggers.”Rangebound trading continues, with the 104 level heavy for the dollar-yen,” said Kaneo Ogino, director at foreign exchange research firm Global-info Co in Tokyo. “It’s just short-term guys, playing in the market.”The dollar index, which tracks the greenback against six major rivals, slipped 0.1 percent to 97.7, after rising as high as 98.169 in the previous session, its highest level since March 10.Still, some risk indicators in the market were flickering green such as the Australian dollar, which was up around 0.6 percent at $0.7669, while oil prices rose on hopes the market may not be as oversupplied as some analysts believe.International benchmark Brent crude LCOc1 was up 0.4 percent while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) CLc1 edged 0.5 percent higher. Safe-haven gold was firm around the $1250 per ounce level as growing risk aversion encouraged buyers, halting a 6 percent fall over the last few weeks.last_img read more

Actress Aarya Vora ventures in to travel industry and promotes destinations

first_imgAarya VoraInstagramActress Aarya Vora, who is known for Padaharella Vaysu, Nirdosh and Tirumandiram, has taken a break from film industry to focus on her travelling passion and started promoting destinations.Actress Aarya Vora has diverse interests and proved her eminence on all of them at the same time. She is a dexterous personality, having multiple knacks for hobbies turned profession, which is still a dream come true for many. Her confidence and passion for every venture is to watch-out for.Aarya Vora completed several Gujrati series and modelling assignments in Ahmedabad, before she landed in Mumbai at the age of 18. She made her acting debut in Bollywood with Percept Pictures’ My friend Ganesha. Later, she starred in Sangeet Sivan’s movie Click.The actress also forayed in to Telugu and Kannada films with Padaharella Vaysu and Nirdosh, respectively, and garnered critical appreciations for portraying her roles. She proved her talents, when she was cast in a family movie named Tirumandiram, which was produced by Radha Ravi.After having accomplishments down south, Aarya Vora arrived in Mumbai only to tag accolades to the footsteps of her existing success. Her success includes shows like Ashiyana (DD Hindi), Devo Ke Dev Mahadev for Life OK (played Siddhi wife of Lord Ganesha) and Crime series Savadhan india.Aarya Vora had already glitterati and fame, when she realised the importance of education. She decided to take a break from acting in 2015 to pursue her Masters in Commerce from Ahmedabad. After completing her post-graduation, she indulged herself into family business. In 2018, she made a comeback with social media videos, which went viral and fetched instant cyber fame.Following her stint on social media, Aarya Vora was flooded her with loads of proposals for beauty and fashion collaborations. But she decided to take her traveling passion to great heights. She proved it beneficial, by bagging meaningful collabs with hotels, resorts and travel agencies all around the world.Aarya Vora now travels and promotes destinations, stay, retreats etc professionally through her blogs and vlogs. She is also considering on unveiling remote and undiscovered places worth visiting through some of her expeditions. One has to stay tuned and follow her blogs to find out.With increased blogging work, Aarya Vora took a halt from all other engagements and is now concentrating in her social media work and travelling. Owning a YouTube channel is on her cards now.last_img read more