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first_img Hatchbacks Car Industry More about 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback Preview • 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback: Techier than ever 49 Photos Tags Comments 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous The transmission is responsible for turning an engine’s series of small explosions into forward motion. If the transmission fails, the car isn’t going anywhere. That’s not exactly expected vehicle behavior, hence Toyota’s latest recall.Toyota on Thursday issued a recall for the 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback. Approximately 3,400 vehicles are included in this recall, but Toyota did not say if they share similarities like build dates or anything.The problem comes from the hatchback’s continuously variable transmission. There is a chance the torque converter could fail, and if that happens, the vehicle won’t be able to accelerate forward. If this happens at higher speeds, it could increase the chance of a collision. The fix isn’t necessarily complicated, but it does require a bit of heavy lifting. In order to remedy the issue, dealership technicians will replace the CVT in its entirety with a new CVT featuring a revised torque converter. Since it’s a recall, the work will be completed with no charge to the owner — that said, it may take a few hours to slap that new CVT in there, so don’t expect a lightning-fast swap.Toyota is currently sourcing the parts for the recall. Owners should receive recall notifications via first-class mail by the middle of February. Share your voice 4 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback is a welcome addition Review • 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback: The best it’s ever been More From Roadshow Recalls Toyota Toyotalast_img read more

first_imgYou can see it’s mostly East Coasters who are having YouTube problems. Downdetector/Screenshot by CNET If you had troubles with YouTube or Gmail on Sunday, those issues should now be fixed.Google Cloud had been experiencing widespread problems Sunday, which wreaked havoc on YouTube, Snapchat, Gmail, Discord and a host of other popular apps and services across the eastern United States.imageYouTube wasn’t completely down for CNET’s John Falcone in Brooklyn Sunday, but some videos were inaccessible, at least temporarily. Screenshot by CNET Google pointed to “high levels of network congestion in the eastern USA, affecting multiple services in Google Cloud, G Suite and YouTube.””Users may see slow performance or intermittent errors,” the company said in a statement around 2 p.m. PT. “We believe we have identified the root cause of the congestion and expect to return to normal service shortly.”Google’s status page for Cloud confirmed the company was having issues with the service as of 1 p.m. PT. The search giant marked Google’s Cloud Compute Engine and Cloud Networking services as suffering outages on its status dashboard.At about 4 p.m. PT, the status page said the network congestion issue “is resolved for the vast majority of users, and we expect a full resolution in the near future.”As of 5 p.m. PT, the Google Cloud Status Dashboard shows all services available.”The network congestion issue in eastern USA affecting Google Cloud, G Suite and YouTube has been resolved for all affected users as of 4:00pm US/Pacific,” a Google spokesperson said late Sunday.”We will conduct a post mortem and make appropriate improvements to our systems to prevent this from happening again.”YouTube seemed to be working on the West Coast, with CNET reporters able to access the video streaming site just fine. A CNET editor on the East Coast, however, noted that he was encountering issues. One video, for example, was inaccessible for about 15 minutes.Google Cloud is the company’s hosting platform, similar to Amazon’s Amazon Web Services and Microsoft’s Azure. In addition to powering its own services, other companies such as Snapchat and Uber, rely on Google’s infrastructure to provide the backend for their apps and platforms.News of the outage quickly spread across social media, with #YouTubeDOWN and #snapchatdown rising to the top of Twitter’s Trending Topics section as users voiced their frustrations. Internet When half the internet is getting Thanos snapped #YouTubeDOWN— Matthew (SergeantM) (@SergeantM_YT) June 2, 2019 Now playing: Watch this: Thank you for letting me know, though I’m sorry for the trouble! It looks like there might be a little hiccup with the Google Cloud server! You can keep an eye on their status page here: https://t.co/89IJWp8mRdThank you for your patience as this gets resolved!— Discord (@discordapp) June 2, 2019 2 Share your voice Hey there! A widespread Google Cloud outage is affecting access to Rocket League servers. Please stay tuned to our social media channels for any updates regarding this when Google Cloud service returns to normal.— Rocket League Help (@RL_Support) June 2, 2019 #YouTubeDOWN*snapchat goes down and everyone freaks out*“well at least things can’t get any worse”Youtube: pic.twitter.com/zT1Eg7OdQN— soph ♪♫ (@sophiavespolii) June 2, 2019 Apparently its not just YouTube and Snapchat That has gone down.#YouTubeDOWN #snapchatdown pic.twitter.com/pneVxUXGZv— Jack Scantlebury (@JackScants) June 2, 2019center_img 1:42 Where were you when Facebook went down? Downdetector.com, which monitors network issues, showed widespread issues for the East Coast of the US as well as in parts of Europe for YouTube and Gmail.Originally published at 1:20 p.m. PT.Updates, 2:25 p.m.: Adds comment from Google and background on Google Cloud; 4:30 p.m.: Adds that the congestion issue is resolved for most users; 5:50 p.m.: Adds comment from Google spokesperson. * #YouTubeDOWN & #snapchatdown *everyone: pic.twitter.com/YWe1ej6zWl— 48oz (@48ozMGMT) June 2, 2019 Other services that rely on Google Cloud for hosting also seemed to have experienced issues. Google Snapchat YouTube Comments Tagslast_img read more

first_imgHighlights of Oikya Front manifestoThe opposition coalition of Jatiya Oikya Front on Monday unveiled 35 pledges announcing its election manifesto .ahead of the 11th parliamentary elections on 30 December.If voted to power, according to the manifesto, the Front will ensure checks and balance in power between the president and the prime minister.A person cannot hold the position of the prime minister for more than two consecutive terms, the Front pledges.It also announces that current development activities and trials of the war crimes will continue.The Front, led by Gano Forum president Kamal Hossain, includes the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), ASM Abdur Rab’s Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD-Rab), Mahmudur Rahman Manna’s Nagorik Oikya, and Abdul Kader Siddique’s Krishak Sramik Janata League.Mahmudur Rahman Manna read out the manifesto at an event at Hotel Purbani International in the city.Kamal Hossain, BNP secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, Ganashasthya Kendro’s founder Zafrullah Chowdhury, and Kader Siddique, among others, were present.In his opening remarks, Kamal Hossain said, “We saw a farcical election in 5 January 2014. A total of 154 candidates became members of parliament without any contest. It is contrary the constitution.”Manna said the price of electricity will not be raised in the next five years for consumers.A truth and reconciliation commission will be formed to investigate the enforced disappearances, extrajudicial killings and false cases filed in the past 10 years, he added.According to the manifesto, those, who attacked students during the recent movement of safe roads, will be brought to book in a speedy trial tribunal.The Front pledged immediate steps to mitigate the traffic congestion in major cities.The manifesto also vows to fight corruption and ensure accountable governance.On foreign policy, the manifesto said, the steps will be taken to strengthen relations with India on the basis of equality.If the Front assumes office, Bangladesh will also join the projects under China’s Belt and Road Initiative that are beneficial for the country, according to the manifesto.Issues such as water-sharing of Teesta and other common rivers and Rohingya issue will be resolved through bilateral talks, the Front pledges.UNB adds: The Front’s manifesto includes  introducing upper house in parliament, restoration of people’s ownership of the country.“We announce the Jatiya Oikya Front’s election charter. It’s a manifesto of the people. We’ve formulated it based on public opinion for welfare. We believe in the people’s ownership of the country that will be restored through voting,” Kamal Hossain said in his inaugural speech.“If Jatiya Oikya Front gets responsibility of running the country by winning the elections, it will ensure welfare of all citizens. National unity, not the political vengeance, will be our main principle in running the government,” Mahmudur Rahman said.Referring to the spirit of the constitution, Manna said people are the owners of all power of the republic. He added that, not only those who will win the election, but also those who will suffer defeat—their leaders and activists—will be the owners of the country if Oikya Front comes to power. “We’ll take opinions of the opposition parties in governing the country,” he added.The opposition coalition promised to scrap the Digital Security Act.Manna said Oikya Front will form a ministry for minorities and stop repression on them if it comes to power.“An upper chamber of parliament will be created while article 70 of the constitution will be amended through discussion with all,” Manna said.The some other promises of Oikya Front include stopping torture in police remand and arrest of people by plainclothes, ensuring compensation for those who have been made accused in false cases, showing zero tolerance to sexual and verbal harassment of women, preventing dowry, forming an independent commission comprising eminent citizens and opposition MPs for all important appointments including those of judges, examining the justification of formation of provincial government, investigating the plundering in banking sector, reforming the health sector, bringing down the cost of medical treatment, introducing health cards for all and appointing an ombudsman for bringing discipline in the health sector.The coalition also pledges to revoke PSC and JSC examinations, introduce unified admission test in all public universities, reduce number of reserved seats for women to 10 per cent from 15 per cent, but ensure nomination of at least 20 per cent women candidates for parliamentary polls, ensure freedom of the press, encourage investigative journalism, announce regular wage board for journalists, ensure security of journalists in discharging their duties, reduce call rates of mobile phone and internet, and send a new satellite into the space.last_img read more

first_imgDescribed as, ‘A theatrical journey through Marguerite Duras approach to love and desire,’ French play, created in English Gates to India, had its world premier at the residence of the French Ambassador on 9 March. The text of the play is based on India Song and The Vice-Consul written by Marguerite Duras and directed by Eric Vigner. The cast comprised of Nandita Das (playing the role of Anne-Marie Stretter), Suhaas Ahuja (The Vice-Consul), Subodh Maskara (Ambassador/Club Secretary), Jim Sarbh (Charles Rossett) and Neeraj Kabi (Peter Morgan). Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’For the first time on the eve of celebrating the centenary of Duras’ birth, the India dreamt in The Vice-Consul and the India Song by the author of Hiroshima mon amor meets the reality of India. Duras is one of the most important French authors of the 20th century.The play revolves around the story of a love lived in an India of the 1930’s, fixed in the climax of passion. As the scenes unfold in dialogues intertwined with the suffocating heat of India, the travels and the travails of the Vice-Consul who on an assuming sultry evening in the then Calcutta, screams out his love for Anne Marie Stretter. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixNandita Das as Annie Marie Stretter is the ultimate Durassian heroine who travels through the writer’s body of work and Suhaas Ahuja as the Vice-Consul captures the imagination of the audience with his stoic resilience that crumbles in to a haunting and troubled expression of love.The play will be travelling to Mumbai and Kolkata as well and to give Gates to India the right feel, specific venues have been selected for both the cities. While in Mumbai, the Prithvi Theatre and the NCPA will host the play; Kolkata will have the tale unfold in the courtyard of Tagore House.The Delhi chapter had the site-specific piece unfold in the Residence of the French Ambassador on a perfect Saturday evening. Starting off in the interiors, the story and the play travels to the garden where the climactic end braces the characters.The play is on from the 9 to the 13 at the Residence of the French Ambassador, 7 pm onwards. Entry is by invitation only, so make sure you bag one.last_img read more

first_img Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals 4 min read This story originally appeared on Reuters Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. August 20, 2015 Watching a movie has traditionally been a largely passive experience. But what if the person watching could influence what happens on-screen via their brainwaves? An experimental short-film called ‘Scanners’ aims to create a platform that bridges the gap between digital arts and neuroscience.Using a wireless brain scanner that reads both muscular and brainwave data, the system allows the user to manipulate the film’s structure. Creator Richard Ramchurn said the audience can subconsciously project their feelings onto the film and have these feelings visualized by the shape the film takes.”Scanners is a film platform that uses live data from people’s brains to cut and mix a film where you have an effect loop – a two-way effect loop – whereby, watching the film you change it and it changes you,” Ramchurn told Reuters.Based in Manchester, Ramchurn was inspired to developed the experimental system after reading ‘In the Blink of an Eye’, by acclaimed film editor Walter Murch. In the book, Murch theorises that the rates and rhythms of blinking relate to the rhythm and sequence of thoughts and emotions.Using a commercially available electroencephalography (EEG) headset from company NeuroSky, Ramchurn’s first prototype set out to prove the platform’s potential. The next step was to create video specifically for the project, including shooting the 15-minute film with enough footage for all the varying narrative strands that each viewer could bring to it.”The initial prototype used off-the-shelf footage and basically just proved to us that there was something there with brain signals feeding back a film experience. Our next stage was to try and really make a film specifically for the platform. And that involved making something that was much bigger than the duration called for. I mean; we made a 15 minute film but it was more like making a feature,” said Ramchurn.  “The opportunities that allowed us was rather than making a linear film, we made a film that was much more quantum. We had multiple stories or happenings at the same time. And we were able to show what’s happening inside somebody’s mind, what’s happening in, almost, their imagination at the same time as the reality,” he added.The EEG headset reads the different brainwaves; Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta and Theta. Ramchurn said he is specifically using the Alpha brain waves, which are important for creativity. The headset has two sensors; one that sits on the forehead and one that clips to the ear lobe. The forehead sensor picks up both muscular and brainwave data, while the sensor on the ear lobe just picks up muscular data. With this information, the processor inside the headset can separate the muscular data to isolate and identify the various brainwaves.Ramchurn said that the rhythms of the editing and the way the film jumps from scene to scene depended on the mindset of the person watching it; and this is largely out of the person’s control.The filmmaker recently took the technology to Liverpool for a field test; inviting curious passers-by to give ‘Scanners’ a try inside a caravan converted into a mobile cinema.”Watching other people make connections with their brain is really fascinating. And each time I watch someone else create the film, they make new jumps that I’ve not seen before,” he said.While the platform was developed to explore a possible new dimension of visual art, Ramchurn says the system is the perfect device for exploring dreams because it brings a person’s subconscious to the forefront, visualizing it in front of their eyes. He added that scientists are close to developing a device that is capable of making detailed recordings of a dream.”I’m really excited that science is acknowledging that dreams actually exist and they can be measured. And being able to tap into that data is, for me, gives some real opportunities to tell stories or even create platforms that can communicate with people in a different way,” he said. Register Now »last_img read more