5 Customer Reviews Amazon Should Turn Into Movies

first_imgMedia5 Customer Reviews Amazon Should Turn Into MoviesAmazon is going to start making movies by the end of the year. We think they should tap into their customer feedback for materialBy Theis Duelund – January 19, 2015518ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItInternet marketplace giant, Amazon announced earlier this morning that the company, whose new show Transparent swept the Golden Globes, will begin producing movies by the end of the year. Although a schedule or potential projects remain undisclosed, Amazon already has a distribution philosophy and a platform in place. One of the key aspects will be the significantly shortened period of time between the theatrical release and its availability on Amazon Prime streaming. Prime subscribers will be able to view a feature four to eight weeks after its release. “We look forward to expanding our production efforts into feature films. Our goal is to create close to twelve movies a year with production starting later this year,” said Roy Price, Vice President of Amazon Studios in a press release. “[…] we hope this program will also benefit filmmakers, who too often struggle to mount fresh and daring stories that deserve an audience.”Whether Amazon’s move into the movie business will turn the industry upside down as the company is currently doing in the arena of television entertainment, only time can tell. We certainly applaud Amazon’s move and hope their innovative approach to TV making will translate to the movies. In the meantime, we’d like to suggest that Amazon Studios base their first movies on some of the amazing customer reviews on the website. Here are five of the best ones:Three Wolf MoonProbably the best-known item on Amazon is the amazing “Three Wolf Moon” t-shirt. Amazon reviewer Dual Function Design describes in detail how women throw themselves at him now that he owns this stunning garb. There’s a Jim Carrey movie waiting to happen. It would even have a positive message of self-empowerment, or as the reviewer puts it, “a man with a wolf-shirt shouldn’t settle for the first thing that comes to him.”Horse Head MaskIf you have a kid brother you know what the “Horse Head Mask” is. Created, most likely, to give teenage boys the goofiest possible Halloween costume option—which simultaneously works as a great way to scare the living daylights out of people on any other night of the year—user ByronicHero imagines a pastoral life wearing the mask among horses, which makes for a great psychological thriller plot it turns out: “It is day 87 and the horses have accepted me as one of their own. I have grown to understand and respect their gentle ways. Now I question everything I thought I once knew and fear I am no longer capable of following through with my primary objective. I know that those who sent me will not relent.BIC Cristal For Her Ball PenYou could easily write a comedy script based on reviewer Tracy Hamilton’s hilarious take down of these, for who knows what reason, gendered pens. “My drawings of kittens and ponies have improved, and now that I’m writing my last name hyphenated with the Robert Pattinson’s last name, I really believe he may some day marry me! I’m positively giddy. Those smart men in marketing have come up with a pen that my lady parts can really identify with.”Tuscan Whole Milk, 1 GallonYup, you can buy gourmet milk on Amazon. Catherine Swinford concocted an excellent mumblecore narrative in her review that might as well be titled “Scenes from a Marriage (with Milk).” Is love everlasting? Can the monotony of life kill a marriage? What is gourmet milk anyway?UFO DetectorAmazon sells a UFO detector, which is super convenient unless you’re an actual alien hiding out on earth, which seems to be the case with reviewer A Trustworthy Human, who is right out of an E.T. sequel: “I, as a resonable and trUstworthy hUman, do not gleep nerp this ungood prodUct. Bad it is for Us hUmans to purchase and opperate this online pUrchasable prodUct. UFO detectors are so dUmb because all humans from Earth like the one I am, know that we I mean they do not even exist! Ha Ha.” Nice try, buddy. TAGSAmazonAmazon StudiosTransparentPrevious articleSelma Director Ava DuVernay on the Myth of Martin Luther King Jr.Next articleIt’s Easy Being Cheesy with These CocktailsTheis Duelund RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORMacKenzie Scott’s $2.7 Billion Round of Giveaways Was a Boon for L.A. CharitiesAmazon Is Buying Iconic Hollywood Studio MGM for $8.45 BillionAmerican Billionaires Managed to Get Plenty Richer During the Pandemiclast_img read more

Premium / Supply chain radar: The China-Australia trade – baby, where did our love go?

first_imgBy Mr Joy 23/11/2020 Please either REGISTER or login below to continue Reset Your Password << Go back As geopolitical risk heightens around the world, there is a lot of bluster about the China-Australia trade relationship. But is it just talk? (You may have recently read this: China is bringing its trade boom with Australia to an end.) Perhaps there is an opportunity to re-assess the strategic risks of trade relationships? Also, briefly here, some musings on a former Toll executive who applies her playbook at her new gig with predictable results. Whether you are a fan or not, let’s set out with the picture ... New Premium subscriber REGISTER LOGIN Email* Please Login Password* Forgotten your password? Please click here Subscription required for Premium stories In order to view the entire article please login with a valid subscription below or register an account and subscribe to Premium Email* Reset Premium subscriber LOGINlast_img read more

Sarsfields see off Simonstown to reach Leinster club final

first_imgHome Sport GAA Sarsfields see off Simonstown to reach Leinster club final SportGAALadies Football GAA WhatsApp Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory GAA Pinterest Previous articleSeven Talking Points as Portlaoise claimed their third Laois SFC title in a rowNext articlePortlaoise duo’s St Kevin’s Boys/Bohemians claim Mark Farren U-17 glory Gavin Cooper Twitter GAA Facebook TAGSLadies footballSarsfields Sarsfields see off Simonstown to reach Leinster club final Twitter WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Sarsfields 2-10 Simonstown (Meath) 2-6Leinster Senior Club Ladies Football Championship Semi FinalSarsfields are into yet another Leinster Senior final after a clinical performance against a well-organised Simonstown side in Acragar this afternoon.Sarsfields’ defence were on top throughout the game as their strong midfield runners combined with their clinical edge in front of goal was the makings of such a good victory.Sarsfields got on top from the off with Meaghan Dunne getting the first score from play. Lauramarie Maher pointing a free shortly after for the home side as they took control from the throw-in.Simonstown opened their scoring with a point from Kelsey Nesbitt. Lorna O’Sullivan opened her account for the day with a fine score from play.O’Sullivan had a chance for goal with her effort narrowly missing the right-hand post. Sarsfields were resolute in defence and maintained a good shape as Simonstown struggled to make scores in the first-half.Sarsfields hit three points in a row as firstly Rosemary Bermingham set up Amy Loughman to point before McEvoy pointed to get her first score of the game.Loughman got another point shortly after as Sarsfields were in full control of the game.Kelly Harris did score a free before the break to leave four between the sides at the break. Dunne scored the first point in the second-half before Shiels pointed for the Meath side.Sarsfields raised a green flag after 40 minutes as Maher set up Loughman to find the top corner.Simonstown rallied after the goal and scored one of their own as Nesbitt made a brilliant run to assist Shiels. Rachel Williams pointed from wing-back before Nesbitt got her second point from play.O’Sullivan pointed to give the home side a five-point lead before Nesbitt fired in a goal to make it a two-point game with ten minutes to go.Maher got in for goal as Sarsfields looked to have got enough on the scoreboard for the win. Harris and Ailbhe McHugh pointed frees before Maher pointed late-on to secure a four-point victory and their place in the Leinster final.They will now face old foes Foxrock-Cabinteely in the decider who had a big win over Confey of Kildare this afternoon.The Dublin champions are going for five Leinsters in a row and have beaten Sarsfields in two of the last four finals.SCORERS: SARSFIELDS – Amy Loughman and Lauramarie Maher (0-1f) 1-2 each, Meaghan Dunne and Lorna O’Sullivan 0-2 each, Rachel Williams and Mags McEvoy 0-1 each SIMONSTOWN: Kelsey Nesbitt 1-2, Jackie Shiels 1-1, Kelly Harris 0-2 fs, Ailbhe McHugh 0-1 fSARSFIELDS: Laura Peake; Amy Grehan, Jenny McEvoy, Ava Lawlor; Rachel Williams, Alison McEvoy, Amy Loughman ; Joyce Dunne, Rosemary Bermingham; Casey Conroy, Mags McEvoy , Meaghan Dunne ; Lauramarie Maher , Lorna O’Sullivan , Mary Keating Subs: Ciara Hughes for Grehan (40 mins), Aoife Daly for Keating (48 mins), Aine O’Neil for Lawlor (62 mins)SIMONSTOWN: Naoise De Graaff; Aisling Sheridan, Katie Bellew, Niamh Sheridan; Orla Conlon, Regina Hand, Aoife Farrell; Aisling Cassidy, Ailbhe McHugh ; Lauryn Grier, Kelsey Nesbitt , Niamh Cassidy; Kelly Harris , Jackie Shiels , Zoe MatthewsSubs: Laura McEnery for A Cassidy (62 mins)Referee: Des McEnery (Westmeath)SEE ALSO – Seven Talking Points as Portlaoise claimed their third Laois SFC title in a row Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results Pinterest Facebook 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin By Gavin Cooper – 13th October 2019 last_img read more

Fund manager charged in fiduciary abuse flap

first_img PwC alleges deleted emails, unusual transactions in Bridging Finance case Mouth mechanic turned market manipulator Facebook LinkedIn Twitter gavel 123RF Related news Keywords EnforcementCompanies Securities and Exchange Commission BFI investors plead for firm’s sale James Langton U.S. authorities allege that a hedge fund manager attempted to abuse his position on a committee of creditors in the bankruptcy of a luxury department store to benefit his own portfolio.The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) brought charges against Daniel Kamensky, founder of New York-based hedge fund, Marble Ridge Capital, alleging that he sought to take advantage of his role as co-chair of the unsecured creditors committee in the bankruptcy of Neiman Marcus Group Ltd. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media The SEC’s complaint, filed in federal district court in New York, charged Kamensky with violating federal securities laws. It is seeking a permanent injunction and civil penalties.In a parallel criminal proceeding, Kamensky was also charged with securities fraud, wire fraud, extortion, and obstruction of justice in Manhattan federal court.None of the allegations have been proven, and he is presumed innocent of the criminal charges.In its complaint, the SEC alleged that Kamensky sought to manipulate a bidding process to benefit his portfolio, at the expense of the company’s other creditors.“Kamensky coerced a competing bidder for the securities into withdrawing its bid, which was higher than Kamensky’s own bid and would have led to a larger distribution to the unsecured creditors,” it said.U.S. authorities said that the rival bidder, an unnamed investment bank, was prepared to offer between 30¢ and 40¢ per share for certain securities that were being distributed as part of the bankruptcy, whereas Marble Ridge was offering 20¢ per share.The SEC and the U.S. attorney allege that Kamensky warned the bank not to submit a bid, and that he threatened to use his position on the creditors’ committee to prevent its bid from succeeding.“As alleged, Daniel Kamensky disregarded his fiduciary responsibility to unsecured creditors of Neiman Marcus — and broke the law — when he attempted to coerce a competitor to withdraw a higher bid for assets of the bankruptcy estate,” said acting Manhattan U.S. attorney, Audrey Strauss.Authorities also alleged that he then sought to cover up the misconduct.“As further alleged, acknowledging the illegality of his actions, Kamensky then attempted to obstruct an investigation by trying to persuade the competitor to change his account of the coercion, telling the competitor that otherwise ‘this is going to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.’ As today’s charges show, Kamensky was right about that,” she added.last_img read more

Investment banking fees hit record high in 2020

first_imgcoin stacks with letter dice - fees zerbor/123RF Thanks to a surge in financing activity in response to the economic fallout from Covid-19, investment bankers are enjoying a record year.According to new data from Refinitiv, through the first nine months of 2020, global investment banking fees are up 14% from the same period last year to US$91.2 billion. CERB payments went to workers hit hard by lockdowns: StatsCan A deadly first wave, followed by a tsunami of excess deaths Keywords Pandemics,  Coronavirus,  Underwriting The report noted that this year’s total represents a record for global investment banking fees since tracking began in 2000.The record-setting year comes thanks to debt and equity offering activity, both of which generated record fees so far this year. At the same time, M&A fees are down 16% from last year and syndicated lending is down 11%, Refinitiv reported.“Powered by record corporate debt issuance, [debt] underwriting totaled US$34.3 billion during the first nine months of 2020,” it said, noting that this represents a 29% increase compared with the same period last year.At the same time, equity underwriting fees rose by 70% year over year. Refinitiv said the fees were “bolstered by a resurgent market for IPOs and record follow-on and convertible bond issuance.”The financial sector itself was the leading source of investment banking fees, accounting for 28% of global fees (US$25.4 billion) —  a 5% increase from a year ago.The industrials sector generated US$10.0 billion in fees, up 31% from last year, and the tech sector produced US$8.2 billion worth, up 23%.JP Morgan led the global league tables with US$6.8 billion in fees during the first nine months. Goldman Sachs ranked second, with BofA Securities in third place. Morgan Stanley and Citi made up the rest of the top five.RBC Capital Markets was the top ranked Canadian bank, taking 13th place in the global league tables.TD Securities Inc. was the only other Canadian firm in the top 25, holding on to 25th spot. Ontario unlikely to balance budget by 2030: FAO Related news James Langton Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

May Day High Honours Teachers and Key Stakeholders

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The May Day High School in Manchester on Saturday (June 21) honoured several of its teachers, ancillary staff and key stakeholders for up to 33 years of service to the institution.The function, dubbed ‘Celebrating Excellence and Expressing Gratitude,’ was held at the Mandeville Hotel. Several persons from the business community, the education sector and political representatives, commended the honorees for their contribution to the 124-year old institution.Guest speaker at the function and Senior Adviser to the Minister of Education, Alphonso Davis, said the honourees were able to accomplish the tasks that they were given through hard work and personal sacrifice.“I know that the honourees, in carrying out their various responsibilities, the task was not easy and that it was through hard work and personal sacrifices that you were able to accomplish the task. You must all be commended for your energy, your steadfast attendance to your duties, for your tenacity and courage,” he stated.He noted that those being honoured were fine examples for young people to emulate. “You have set a fine example for our young, people giving service without thinking of self and therefore, you are sending the right message to those whom you lead. Use your influence to speak up about the ills within our society,” he urged.Responding on behalf of her fellow honourees, Evelyn Sturridge, who taught at the school for 33 years, said that there were memorable days spent at the institution that would never be forgotten.“We have grown up with May Day School. We have become a close-knit family and have developed a real bond with the entire staff and students. There are fun memories that we have of May Day that we will never forget,” she stated. RelatedMay Day High Honours Teachers and Key Stakeholders RelatedMay Day High Honours Teachers and Key Stakeholders RelatedMay Day High Honours Teachers and Key Stakeholderscenter_img May Day High Honours Teachers and Key Stakeholders UncategorizedJune 24, 2008 Advertisementslast_img read more

Cross country: Siblings lead the way for Seton Catholic’s programs

first_imgCross country: Siblings lead the way for Seton Catholic’s programsPosted by ClarkCountyToday.comDate: Thursday, October 24, 2019in: Sportsshare 0 David and Lara Carrion, among the top runners in the state, believe in team first VANCOUVER — It is just as much about the ones who ran before them as it is the ones who run today.For David and Lara Carrion, that includes their family, and their Seton Catholic family.Seton Catholic’s David Carrion (center, wearing the Seton shirt) and his younger sister Lara, to his left, are among the state’s top runners in Class 1A. But they think team first. A year ago, the girls and boys teams both qualified for state, as teams. Photo by Paul ValenciaSeton Catholic’s David Carrion (center, wearing the Seton shirt) and his younger sister Lara, to his left, are among the state’s top runners in Class 1A. But they think team first. A year ago, the girls and boys teams both qualified for state, as teams. Photo by Paul ValenciaDavid, a senior, and Lara, a sophomore, are leading the way for the Seton Catholic cross country teams.They credit older runners for showing them that way.“The biggest part is passing down the legacy and the character of a Seton athlete and a Seton runner,” David said. “It started my freshmen year. I’ve adopted the leadership role from the older members of the team. Now I’ve been passing that on to the younger guys.“It’s unique to Seton because of the religious atmosphere,” he added. “We are all close-knit. We all care about each other, we care for the team, and the school.”“We’re such a small team, we have to connect,” Lara noted. “We get along with everyone. We talk to each other openly. During races, during practices, always encouraging each other. We have to be tough, aggressive and show … that just because we are small, we can still compete.”The Seton Catholic Cougars hope to repeat last year’s feat when the boys and girls teams both qualified for the state cross country meet. Photo by Paul ValenciaThe Seton Catholic Cougars hope to repeat last year’s feat when the boys and girls teams both qualified for the state cross country meet. Photo by Paul ValenciaThe Cougars are doing much more than just competing these days.Last year, for the first time, the girls and boys teams qualified for the Class 1A state meet in the same season.The girls team had made it to 1A state in 2015, and the boys made it to state when Seton Catholic was still in Class 1B, back in 2011. The school still has Class B enrollment numbers but “opted up” and has been a part of Class 1A for a few years now, competing with such powers as La Center.These days, the Cougars, led by the Carrion siblings, can say they are among the best in the region. La Center is still La Center, though. The Wildcats boys and girls won the league meet Wednesday. But the Cougars still have a shot to make it to state.As individuals, the Carrion siblings have already had success.David, who ran the mile in middle school but never anything longer than that until he got into high school, finished eighth in state in 2018. Lara took 10th at state as a freshman.Both of them, though, were inspired by their older sister Elena, who represented Seton Catholic at state three times.It was a strong family connection, plus the same coach. Jaysun Pyatt started the cross country program at Seton Catholic more than a decade ago. “He helped me out and we’ve been able to grow closer together,” David said.A couple years after David started at Seton, along came Lara.“I looked up to them and their success,” Lara said of Elena and David. “I would go to their cross country meets. I guess I just grew a liking to it.”And they all grew into talented athletes, absorbing the coaching, dedicating themselves to the training.“I would say the toughest part is setting aside the time to really commit to your goal,” David said. “Putting in the mileage when people aren’t looking.”They both talk about how the best runners have to have strong minds.“The mind is more powerful than the body,” David said. “In cross country and in track, you push the limits, and the mind helps you find that place.”Running, Lara said, has allowed her to find where her limits have been, and how to go beyond those limitations. “Being on a team, you can see where your whole team can go, and you can help each other reach a certain goal,” she said.Oh yes, the team. David and Lara are both ranked fourth in the state among Class 1A boys and girls runners, according to athletic.net, and they both want to finish in the top five at state. However, they really want that team experience again at state. A year ago at district, the girls finished their race and they knew they had made it. Then they waited for the boys to compete. It was too close to call, and all of the Cougars were on pins and needles.The results were announced, and the Cougars were going to state. All of them.“It was such a big moment for all of us,” Lara said. “We were able to represent the whole school.”David also proudly noted that the two teams were the state academic champion in 2018.It is all part of that Seton Catholic character, they said.Their coach appreciates how the program has grown through the years, too. It started 11 years ago with one girl and a half-dozen or so boys, Pyatt said. “Since Day One, they set the tone,” Pyatt said. “It trickled down to this, that they want to do this every year.”Next week, the boys and girls teams will head to the district meet in hopes of qualifying for state again.“It was spectacular,” Pyatt said, recalling last year. “To see both teams lining up at the line at the state meet was a cool thing.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Clark CountyLatestVancouvershare 0 Previous : 2A, 1A football notes: Hockinson, Washougal clash on Friday night Next : Record-breaking cancer fund gala raises nearly $1.1 millionAdvertisementThis is placeholder text Subscribe Connect with LoginI allow to create an accountWhen you login first time using a Social Login button, we collect your account public profile information shared by Social Login provider, based on your privacy settings. 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Ontario woman accidentally steals car she mistook for her rental

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The 2022 M5 CS Sedan is BMW’s quickest production car ever

first_img As much as the i4’s exterior exudes BMW style and grace, the interior is possibly the best design feature of the entire vehicle. As with all BMWs, it’s a driver-focused cockpit with a very slim and low instrument panel. The real centrepiece is the all-new curved display, a frameless, single-piece glass surface angled towards the driver. The 12.3-inch information display and 14.9-inch control display merge into a single driver- focused unit.BMW went to great lengths during today’s reveal to note the sustainable aspect of not just the vehicles themselves, but the process in making them. These include commitments from all battery cell suppliers to only use electricity from renewable sources; the aluminum electric motor cases are manufactured from purely green energy; and only locally-generated hydroelectric power is used for the i4’s Munich production facility.And then there are the raw materials used in the vehicle, always a talking point in EV production. According to BMW, the high-voltage batteries contain less than 10 per cent cobalt content. and the BMW Group procures the required cobalt for its battery cell production itself and then makes it available to the battery cell suppliers. The lithium is also sourced under transparent conditions that are monitored by the BMW Group, coming from hard-rock deposits in Australia. Trending Videos The electric motors are made without the use of rare earth materials, and the proportion of secondary aluminum used in the i4 helps to make manufacturing more sustainable. See More Videos RELATED TAGSBMWSedanElectricElectric VehiclesNew VehiclesPreviewSustainabilityTechnology & InnovationElectric VehiclesEVsSustainabilitySustainable Design Here’s what we found out today about these silky, silent machines.The i4 eDrive40 is rear-wheel-drive EV with a power output of 335 horsepower and an estimated full-charge range up to 475 kilometres. The all-wheel-drive i4 M50, the first EV to wear the coveted M badge, boasts 536 ponies and an estimated range of 385 km.The gran coupes’ prodigious power comes from the fifth generation of BMW’s eDrive technology, with the electric motor, power electronics and one-speed transmission all together in one housing. The new generation of lithium-ion batteries feature a maximum DC fast charging capacity of up to 200 kW and AC Level 2 charging of up to 11 kW. The battery packs are located in the floor, resulting in the i4’s centre of gravity being 33 mm (BMW i4 M50) and 53 mm (BMW i4 eDrive40) lower than on a 3 Series sedan.The high-voltage 83.9-kWh (81.5 kWh net) battery features four modules with 72 cells each and three 12-cell modules.The i4 comes standard with a Combined Charging Unit (CCU) that allows for a Level 2 zero to 100 per cent charge in less than eight hours, according to BMW. Using a DC fast-charger, the i4 can take on 145 kilometres of range in 10 minutes. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Using a DC fast-charger, the i4 can take on 145 kilometres of range in 10 minutesBMW Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2The rear-wheel-drive 2022 i4 eDrive40 has 335 hp and an estimated range of 483 kilometres.BMW Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22022 BMW i4 eDrive40.BMW Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22022 BMW i4 eDrive40.BMW Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22022 BMW i4 eDrive40.BMW Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2The battery and powertrain systems on theBMW i4.BMW BMW engineers just couldn’t help themselves. And who can blame them?Not only did they reveal to the world today their much-anticipated all-electric sedans – along with the iX crossover — but they doubled down on that charge into the EV segment with a mighty M version. RELATED The Rimac Nevera EV hypercar can nail 96 km/h from zero in under 2.0 seconds Xb_je464″>PlayBMW has unveiled new all-electric vehicles in its i brand stablePlay2022 McLaren Artura | First Look | Driving.caPlay2021 Ford Explorer Timberline | First Look | Driving.caPlay2022 Honda Civic | First Look | Driving.caPlay2022 Hyundai Kona N | First Look | Driving.caPlayShanghai 2021 auto show sees raft of new EVsPlayAudi A6 e-tron | First Look | Driving.caPlay2022 Santa Cruz | First Look | Driving.caPlayFirst Look | 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS | DrivingPlay2021 Genesis GV70 | First Look | Driving.ca In terms of the chassis design, the i4 comes standard with lift-related shock absorbers, rear air suspension, electromechanical steering with Servotronic function, integrated braking system, DSC (Dynamic Stability Control) system and near-actuator wheel slip limitation. The
BMW i4 M50 adds adaptive M suspension with individually configured springs and shocks, specially designed anti-roll bars and an additional spring strut tower brace in the front end, along with variable sport steering, M Sport brakes and M light-alloy wheels up to 20 inches in diameter with mixed-size tires.The M model also comes with a sport boost function, that can be activated on demand by the driver is available whenever Sport mode is engaged and is used to tap the maximum output of both motors for quickest acceleration. The Sport Boost function increases the system’s combined drive power by 67 hp to its maximum of 536 hp for over 10 seconds. At the same time, combined torque is upped by 48 lbs.-ft to 586 lbs.-ft.FOR IN-DEPTH EV NEWS & ANALYSIS TUNE IN TO OUR PLUGGED-IN PODCASTThere is also a launch control function, standard on both models. Activating it allows the driver to accelerate with optimum traction with the accelerator pressed to the floor. Torque oscillations when stationary indicate that the drive system is ready for ‘launch’, at which point the full combined output is instantly made available.The i4 eDrive40 comes with standard 18-inch light-alloy wheels while 19-inch wheels are optional. The i4 M50 includes 19-inch M light-alloy wheels with mixed-size tires. Additional 19-inch and 20-inch wheels are optional.The M also gets specific design features. These include a front bumper with the signature U-shaped design of BMW M models; additional side air intakes to optimize brake cooling; the BMW kidney grille surround and the vertical trim around the air curtains come in Cerium Grey as do the exterior mirror caps and the inlays in the outer edges of the rear bumper, while the air breathers, the side sill trim strips and rear bumper trim are painted in high-gloss black. An optional M-specific spoiler on the tailgate rounds off the distinctive, performance-oriented appearance. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2BMW i4 M50i.BMW Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2BMW i4 M50i.BMW Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2BMW i4 M50i.BMW Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2BMW i4 M50i.BMW Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2BMW i4 M50i.BMW Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2BMW i4 M50i.BMW Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22022 BMW i4 M50i.BMW Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2BMW i4 M50i.BMW Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2BMW i4 M50i.BMW Rolls-Royce’s all-new ‘Silent Shadow’ model sure sounds electric The i4 eDrive40 and i4 M50 are 2022 models that are expected to arrive in Canada early next year. No pricing has been released, and BMW Canada plans to open up pre-ordering on the ‘gran coupes’ next month. COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS BMW has unveiled new all-electric vehicles in its i brand stable We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information.last_img read more

Center Of The American West Hosts Western Literature Reading

first_img Published: Aug. 18, 1998 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail The Center of the American West at CU-Boulder will host “Words to Stir the Soul: Readings from the American West,” on Thursday, Aug. 27, at 7 p.m. in Old Main Chapel. Faculty, students and community members will celebrate the rich literary heritage of the American West as they read segments from their favorite western-inspired literature. Patricia Limerick, CU-Boulder history professor, and William Riebsame, geography professor and editor of the “Atlas of the New West,” will participate in the readings. A list of the featured literature will be available at the program. The event is free and open to the public and will be followed by a reception at 8:30 p.m. The readings will kick off a year of conferences, lectures, discussions and seminars sponsored by the center. A similar program will be held at the Tattered Cover bookstore in lower downtown Denver on Sept. 17 at 7 p.m, featuring readings by Denver celebrities. The center was created in 1987 to celebrate the distinctive character of the West and to discuss and debate issues that are of importance to Westerners.last_img read more