Video: Watch Chevrolet SS unveil live at 1:05 ET

first_imgGM North America President Mark Reuss; U.S. Vice President, Performance Vehicles and Motorsports Jim Campbell; NASCAR President Mike Helton and a special guest will unveil the model that you can drive.With the SS, Chevrolet is delivering a true rear-wheel-drive NASCAR race car that is very closely linked to the performance sedan that will be available for sale, ensuring that our most loyal enthusiasts will have the opportunity to experience the same thrill every day on the open road that our race car drivers enjoy on the track on race day,” Reuss said at Chevrolet’s unveiling of the 2013 Gen-6 last November during NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion’s Week in Las Vegas. The Chevrolet SS is the next in a long line of famed nameplates that Chevrolet has campaigned in NASCAR. It replaces Impala, which scored 152 wins from 1959-64 and 2007-12.   The Chevrolet SS will be a derivative of the award-winning global rear-wheel-drive architecture that spawns performance vehicles like Chevrolet Camaro and Holden’s upcoming VF Commodore. The limited production version of the Chevrolet SS will be a 2014 model and will arrive in dealer showrooms in late 2013. It is the first time in 17 years that Chevrolet will offer a rear-wheel-drive sedan for sale in the United States. Chevrolet has 702 victories in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, more than any other manufacturer. Fonty Flock earned the manufacturer’s first win on March 26, 1955, at Columbia, S.C. Five-time series champion Jimmie Johnson achieved Chevrolet’s 700th victory last November at Texas Motor Speedway.We apologize.  We are having technical issues with our comment sections and fan community and it is temporarily unavailable.  We are actively working on these issues and hope to have it up and running soon. We are also working on enhancements to provide a better forum for our fans. We appreciate your patience and apologize for the inconvenience. Watch the Chevrolet SS unveil at 1 p.m. ET The Chevrolet SS, the car that inspired the Generation-6 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series car, will make its debut on Saturday at 1:05 p.m. ET in the Sprint Fan Zone at Daytona International Speedway.last_img read more

Burger Kings Of The Future Revealed

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Image courtesy: Burger KingMIAMI – Burger King is making plans to adapt in the Coronavirus age.Image courtesy: Burger KingThey are building triple drive-through, burger pick up lockers and take out counters.The chain revealed their two new restaurant designs last week.It plans to build prototypes in Miami, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Burger King has been working on new restaurant designs for a few years.Although the pandemic has accelerated certain trends, like online ordering, and made to-go orders.last_img read more

Brat Patrol: It’s time to scold our kids – and their parents

first_imgIt was a tone of voice I’ve grown all too accustomed to hearing in the classroom. Insolent and obnoxious, it could only have come from a certain creature: The Child Who Knows No Limits. I was enjoying some frozen yogurt at a local store in the Westside, far from the schools in South Los Angeles where I teach, when a boy of perhaps 12 years suddenly screamed out, “I said chocolate sprinkles!” The demand was not accompanied with the magic word and was expressed with the same amount of disdain one should reserve for terrorists. If you can judge people by how they treat those who serve them, well, this boy was a certifiable brat. “Please tell me his father is reprimanding him,” I said to my sister, who, unlike me was facing the proceedings. She shook her head. It turned out that the only adult in the picture was the college-age employee who had committed the unforgivable sin of confusing chocolate sprinkles with chocolate chips. As she told the boy that there was no need to yell, I wondered why his father couldn’t do the same. Instead, the father paid for the yogurt and mockingly thanked the woman in his best mentally challenged voice. I wouldn’t be surprised if he gave his son a high-five the moment they were out the door. I see the answer every day in the classroom: Children with no self-control and an appalling lack of respect for others. Their outward show of defiance is usually a subconscious plea for structure in their lives. Unfortunately, when their dear ones are finally disciplined, angry parents often express more disapproval with the teachers or administrators who “could have let it happen” than with their own progeny. And friends of mine who teach in private schools in more upscale neighborhoods tell me stories of parents of the “let the children explore by drawing on the walls” persuasion who are far more challenging to deal with. This is a problem that crosses class lines. What can be done if parents don’t want to be parents? I’m not sure, but maybe Aerosmith could announce a national tour of bar mitzvahs and birthday parties. In their permanent quest to be cool, parents might experience a moment of self-reflection when, while singing along with their kids to one huge hit from the band, they realize the truth behind these lyrics: “My, my, baby blue. Yeah, you’re so jaded – and I’m the one that jaded you.” Aaron Hanscom, a freelance writer in Los Angeles, has taught in the LAUSD since 2001.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita If only we had been at the Chicago cafe “A Taste of Heaven,” this entire incident might have been avoided. The eatery has been in the national news of late because of a sign on its door reminding “children of all ages” to use their indoor voices when they are – get this – inside. The ensuing boycott of the cafe by overly permissive and indulgent parents reminds me of my students stamping the floor in anger during a time-out. Perhaps it shouldn’t be surprising that parents are acting more and more childish at a time when they are striving so hard to become their children’s best friends. The tragic irony is that precious childhood seems to have been replaced by premature adulthood. To put it another way: Our kids are losing their innocence all too soon. What’s to blame for this? In a 2004 City Journal essay titled “Who Killed Childhood?” Theodore Dalrymple observed that “overindulgence in the latest fashions, toys, or clothes, and a television in the bedroom are regarded as the highest – indeed only – manifestations of tender concern for a child’s welfare.” This trend reached its apogee late last year with a $10 million bat mitzvah for the daughter of a New York defense contractor, at which performers such as Don Henley, Aerosmith and 50 Cent performed. What happens when children are given everything their little hearts desire? When the only boundaries they are aware of are those they cross on a summer trip to Europe? When they never hear the word “no” or have to utter the word “please”? last_img read more

GOLF NEWS: TOM REDDEN COMES OUT ON TOP AT BARNHILL

first_imgLetterkenny Golf NewsHaving been the proverbial “nearly man” over the past few weeks, master of his own short game Tom Redden [20] finally got to stand on the top rung of the ladder on Wednesday 8th Open when he returned a winning score of 40pts. Tom’s steady round of “handicap” golf could have rendered a higher return but for double bogeys at 17th and 18th holes. Just one point adrift in runner-up spot was Ronan Mc Cafferty [13] who, despite a double bogey at 6th and a “blank” at 7th, steadied his game to return a back nine of 23pts which included a birdie at 18th for a final tally of 39pts and, by virtue of BOT, relegated Joe Terry [11] to third place. Joe’s bogey at 12th no doubt added to his relegation. Saturday 11th Open was won by cat. 2. member J.P. Clarke [12] who, despite a blank at 4th, recorded birdies at 11th and 16th for 24pts on back nine and an overall winning score of 42pts. Just one point behind in second place was John Mc Glynn [17]. With a birdie at 7th, John set himself up for a good 22pts on back nine to finish with 41pts whilst in third place, just one point behind that again, was Clive Watson [17] on 40pts. Sunday 12th saw new family man Clive Davison [13] winning the confined competition. Having honed his short game into point making, Clive’s birdies at 13th and 17th, followed by an unfortunate bogey at 18th, gave him 40 points, enough to lead the field and keep cat.4 handicapper Joe Diver [25] in second place. The 13th hole was indeed unlucky for Joe as his “blank” left him just one point behind and robbed him of a possible win. In third place on 39pts was the ever present Conor Mc Gettigan [12] who erased his birdie at 2nd with an unusual “blank” at 7th,.Still finishing his outward nine with 21pts, that double bogey at 15th put paid to his winning score.Congratulations to Simon Stephens and Maureen Shanaghan who won the Mc Donald’s sponsored club Mixed Foursomes. A hard match with Victor Byrne and Pathrica Mc Laughlin taking an early lead, it was close with never more than two holes in it until the par three 16th when Simon had a great tee shot and Maureen obliged with a wonderfull second and superb birdie to go dormey. Unfortunately, on seventeenth, a missed putt by Victor from six feet and match was over 2 & 1.A great game and considering the experienice of the winners the match was a good one.Congratulations to the Letterkenny Golf Club Donegal Senior Scratch Cup team who defeated firm favourites and cup holders Rosapenna GC over their two legged quarter final. In the first leg, which was played in Rosapenna on the previous Saturday, Letterkenny came away with a credible three matches to four. At Barnhill on Sunday, the home team won four matches to level at 7-7 and so onto tie holes .Eamonn McDermott, playing a true captain’s role, triumphed against Donal Boyle at the 2nd tie hole with a birdie to set up the meeting with North West Golf Club in the next round to be played on Saturday 18th.Congratulations to all the club’s matchplay winners of 2014. At the presentation night on Wednesday last, club Captain Tom Mc Donagh and club President Barry Ramsay presented all the prizes as follows:Mc Donald’s sponsored Mixed Foursomes: Winners; Simon Stephens & Maureen Shanaghan; Runners-up; Victor Byrne & Patricia Mc Laughlin.Murphy Maintenance sponsored Doubles Matchplay: Winners; Kevin Rafferty & Eddie Margy;Runners-Up; Seamus & Jack Patton;Murphy Maintenance sponsored Singles Matchplay: Winner; David Walshe; Runner-Up; Joe Lambe.President’s Cup Junior Matchplay: Chris Duffy; Runner-Up; Eoghan Harkin. After extensive research and consulting many members the following are the considered names of holes on the course:[1] Hall Door; [2] Glebe; [3] Swilly; [4] Sliabh Sneacht; [5] Inishowen; [6] Hackett’s Best; [7] Ramsay’s Isle; [8] Greenhills; [9] Crievesmith; [10] Cornagill; [11] Settlement; [12] Sheep Hill; [13] Hunter’s Home;[14] Stack Yard; [15] Candalabra; [16] Barnhill; [17] Katie Dicks; [18] Bridle Path;CLUB QUIZ: Barry Ramsay’s team who beat the eventual champions in the league stage and then lost to them in the knock out phase have promised not to be complacent this time out.The popular putting quiz with debonair quizmaster Hugh McClafferty will start on the first Friday of November, the 7th. Hugh is actively seeking teams of four for this popular winter activity, the format being a head to head match between the teams with eighteen questions in all. A team has the option not to give an answer to a question but instead to “take a putt”. The putts get further and further away from the hole depending on how many attempts are successful. This has proved to be an enjoyable Friday evening past time, with last year’s surprise winners, under the leadership of Brian O’Reilly, presently on a diet of brain food prescribed by Rory to prove the doubters wrong and be the first team to retain their title. The rest of the team is made up by religion and classical latin expert Ronnatt and President in waiting Ann Condon. Last year’s other surprise team of Michael O’Malley is hoping to go one step further this winter , providing that Michael can curb his tendency to answer questions for the opposition. The one man team of Michael Bouchier-Hayes is sure to provide controversy and not a little entertainment, as he answers all the questions himself and never consults the rest of his team. The teamcontaining Keith Spence are sure to be there or thereabouts when the prizesare handed out although they are still complaining to anyone that is within hearing distance about being hard done by last year .They did not even make the knockout phase so, ????? .Neither did the champions of 2013 led by Niall O’Donnell. They are anxious to repair their tarnished reputation from last year and reports are that Niall, from his intimate knowledge of the behind the scenes matters at the Ryder Cup, really will have his team step up to the mark .Barry Ramsay’s team who beat the eventual champions in the league stage and then lost out to them in the knockout phase, have promised not to be complacent this time out.They are still dining out on being the only ones to inflict a defeat on the eventual Champions .The scorekeeper, who unusually never gets the scores wrong, will be on his/her mettle to keep getting their mathematics correct.So, all in all, an exciting winter is being eagerly looked forward to .Anyone who fancies getting a team of four together is asked to contact Hugh on [00353]876264679. Ideally, the team should have three “egg heads” and a good “putter”,but as it is all a bit of fun [and If you are into that] then why not enter. Singletons are welcome and even if you cannot get three friends to join you, come out for an evening of good craic.High heels are optional for the person putting .The incoming Lady Captain, Margaret Birmingham, is available to give lessons.Pic Captions: Pictured are Simon Stephens & Maureen Shanaghan, winners of the Mc Donald’s Mixed Foursomes at Letterkenny Golf Club, receiving the annual winners’ plaque from Victor Byrne, manager of Mc Donald’s Restaurant, Letterkenny.Pictured are Kevin Rafferty & Eddie Margey, winners of the Murphy Maintenance Doubles Matchplay at Letterkenny Golf Club, receiving their prize from club Captain Tom Mc Donagh.GOLF NEWS: TOM REDDEN COMES OUT ON TOP AT BARNHILL was last modified: October 14th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:BarnhillgolfNoticesSportlast_img read more

I should have said Ozil was crap, not sh*t! – Bayern chief

first_imgBayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has admitted that he was wrong to call Mesut Ozil “sh*t”, saying he should have instead labelled the playmaker “crap”.Speaking in August, Hoeness had said that Ozil was using accusations of racism as a distraction from his poor form with Germany, having previously gone on a spectacular rant about the player.Indeed, the Arsenal playmaker was the subject to widespread criticism as Joachim Low’s side crashed out of World Cup 2018 at the group stage, having lost matches against Mexico and South Korea. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Hoeness was one of many to take aim at the 29-year-old, though he regrets his decision now.”I should not have said sh*t, but crap,” he admitted. “My opinion of Mesut is clear: I wanted to make a point of diverting the conversation back towards sport. I wanted to divert it away from racism and integration.”Ozil has since quit the international game amid accusations of institutional racism, though Germany’s fortunes have not picked up any. Indeed, Low’s side face the prospect of being relegated from the top tier of Nations League sides after suffering successive defeats against Netherlands and France over the course of the previous week.At the time, this was welcomed by the Bayern boss, who told Sport Bild: “He had been playing sh*t for years.“He last won a tackle before the 2014 World Cup. And now he and his sh*tty performance hide behind this picture.“Whenever [Bayern] played against Arsenal, we played over him because we knew that was their weak point.“His 35 million followers – that don’t exist in the real world – are convinced he has played sublimely when he completes a pass.“The development in our country is a catastrophe. You have to go back to what it is: sport. And from a sporting point of view, Ozil has no place in the national team for years.”Prior to the competition, he had been photographed with controversial Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan along with Ilkay Gundogan, sparking a backlash in his homeland. DFB president Reinhard Grindel urged him to explain the incident, but Ozil replied to the repeated attacks by claiming he had been made a scapegoat for the country’s failure and been the target of racial abuse.Hoeness also admitted that he had gone too far with his criticism of Karim Bellarabi last month when he called on the Bayer Leverkusen player to be given a lengthy ban for kicking Rafinha.The Germany international received a four-game suspension, but it was not enough for what Hoeness saw as an “insane violation” and an example of “stupidity”.After reflecting on it, though, he conceded he let his emotions get the better of him.”Sometimes you are emotionally upset after the game,” he said. “I should not have said he was insane.”last_img read more