Board tackles trades, Season 42 format

first_imgPH among economies most vulnerable to virus EDITORS’ PICK Brad Pitt wins his first acting Oscar as awards get underway Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 MOST READ The board will stay here until Sunday to discuss, among other things, the format that the Commissioner’s and Governors’ Cups will adopt.The last two conferences of the year are import-laden, and the team representatives will deliberate on what height limits will be enforced. The continued use of Asian imports in the season-closing Governors’ Cup will also be discussed.Meanwhile, GlobalPort team owner Mikee Romero will officially assume chairmanship of the board starting Thursday when the turnover is made.Robert Non of San Miguel Beer is the outgoing chair.ADVERTISEMENT Narvasa also joined the trip together with members of the board and will meet with his staff here to discuss the deal, which would later include powerhouse San Miguel Beer.Under the deal, the Beermen, who will open defense of the Philippine Cup starting Nov. 20, will ultimately land Garcia while giving up role player Ryan Araña and future Draft rights.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agentStar, which also signed up a new coach in Chito Victolero in an effort to rebound from one of its worst seasons ever, is unloading some of its guards after tapping the talented Jio Jalalon from the Gilas Pilipinas Cadet Draft last Sunday.Ramos, who averaged close to 14 points for the Enforcers the past season, will stay with the Hotshots and be the team’s prime power forward. Mackie, Pocari Sweat overpower UST, claim top spot Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town View comments BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchisecenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. We are young 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSEOUL—The league’s brain thrust arrived in this bustling South Korean capital on Wednesday night to plot the PBA’s path for Season 42 opening later this month, with teams also spending the time to draw up trade plans and bolster their respective rosters.Mahindra and Star representatives came to terms that would ship Aldrech Ramos and a future pick for RR Garcia and Alex Mallari, the deal now awaiting the approval of commissioner Chito Narvasa.ADVERTISEMENT Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantinelast_img read more

Tammy Abraham will cope with his England call-up, says Paul Clement

first_img1 Tammy Abraham Tammy Abraham will cope with the spotlight of an England call-up, according to his Swansea boss Paul Clement.Striker Abraham, on loan from Chelsea, has started only nine Premier League games – all at Swansea this season – but the 20-year-old was named in Gareth Southgate’s England squad on Wednesday for the November friendlies against Germany and Brazil at Wembley.Abraham’s promotion from the under-21s comes after he last month dismissed reports that he was to switch allegiance and play for Nigeria, who he qualifies for through his father.“Tammy has been picked on merit,” head coach Clement said.“I am very pleased for Tammy and it is also very good news for Swansea and his parent club Chelsea.“I think he will cope well because he is a confident young man.“He needs to make sure he stays grounded and takes it in his stride.“People who are close to him, his family, myself and the staff here at the club, will try and help him do that.”Abraham becomes only the second Swansea player to be selected for an England squad after midfielder Jonjo Shelvey was called up in October 2014.He made two substitute appearances for Chelsea in May 2016 before spending last season on loan at Bristol City, where he scored 26 goals.Abraham has scored five goals since joining Swansea on a season-long loan last summer, four of them in the Premier League.“His goalscoring is the main reason why he has been selected,” Clement said.“But in recent games he has shown his all-round game is developing with his back to goal play and the assist against Arsenal last week.“He is making positive steps and defensively he has been more connected with the team.“Every level he has played at he has shown he can score goals and contribute.“He has started well here and now he has taken that next step because just getting into that England squad is hard.“He has had a good attitude and worked hard and it (the 2018 World Cup) will be a possibility for him now.”Abraham will continue to lead the Swansea attack against Brighton on Saturday, with Clement’s side seeking to improve on their poor home form.Swansea have already lost to Manchester United, Newcastle, Watford and Leicester at the Liberty Stadium this season and are only outside the relegation zone on goal difference.“We are very aware we need to start the game well,” Clement said.“We did that against Huddersfield (when Swansea won 2-0) and we need to get out of the blocks quickly again.“This is a very similar situation to that game, we needed to perform in that one and we did.”last_img read more

Picture Special: LYIT Open Day attracts pupils from near and far

first_imgLYIT was buzzing with action and conversation today for its 2018 Open Day.Over 1,500 post-primary pupils travelled to the Letterkenny campus on Thursday 22nd November to explore the many third level options open to them at the college.The vibrant open day was packed with live subject demonstrations, guided tours and tech displays. LYIT’s 2018 Open Day, 22nd November 2018Ashika Kandel, Shannon McBride, Katie Lambe from Belfast at LYIT’s 2018 Open Day, 22nd November 2018Pupils from 27 Donegal schools and 45 schools outside the county came to visit the campus on a sunny winter’s day. One student came over from London, with another travelling from as far as Massachusetts in the US.An attractive study option is the Ireland Homecoming Study Programme at institutes of technology. This scholarship invites members of the Irish diaspora to study here at a reduced tuition fee of €7,500 per year. The programme is an popular option for international students with links to Ireland who want to enjoy a cultural education experience.It wasn’t just inquisitive young teens that roamed the corridors of the LYIT today, but mature and second-chance learners were welcomed to learn more about the LYIT options and facilities too.Cara Duncan and Éimear Bonner from Deele College checking out the Nursing and Social Work programmes at LYIT’s 2018 Open Day, 22nd November 2018Michael Hegarty, Ryan McColgan, and Oisin McLaughlin from Scoil Mhuire Buncrana at LYIT’s 2018 Open Day, 22nd November 2018Current students and lecturers were on hand to talk about the many degree courses on offer at the LYIT, at schools including Science, Nursing, Childcare and Social Care, Computing, Tourism, Hospitality, Culinary Arts and Food Technology, Humanities, Law, Languages and Sport, Engineering, Business and Design. Prospective students learn about Civil Engineering from technician Brendan White at LYIT’s 2018 Open Day, 22nd November 2018Second year BA Fashion with Promotion student Amy McGowan works on her project at LYIT’s 2018 Open Day, 22nd November 2018Siobhan Howe, Education and Communications Officer with the LYIT Students Union, welcomed students visiting from everywhere from Carlow to Cork, Dublin and Belfast on Thursday.Siobhan said: “Today is about telling students basic information about accommodation, the services we provide and the clubs and societies here.“There is over 40 clubs and societies, from GAA to Badminton, to International Society to the Wellbeing Society.”Siobhan Howe from the LYIT SU at LYIT’s 2018 Open Day, 22nd November 2018Having come from Waterford herself, Siobhan explains that finding somewhere to live in Letterkenny is made easy thanks to the SU.She said: “There is always a race to find accommodation, but the union publishes an accommodation at the start of the year, so students have it and know registered places and where to find good landlords. “The Ballyraine campus is for first years, it’s great because there is security and a great way to meet new people if you don’t know anyone starting off.”Two open day sessions saw students soaking up the friendly atmosphere and enjoying workshops, talks, tours and competitions to get a flavour of third level education in Donegal. Check out more photos in the Donegal Daily gallery below.If you’re interested in studying at LYIT visit: www.lyit.ieSt Joseph’s Derry pupils check out the Danlan Sporting Facilities at LYIT’s 2018 Open Day, 22nd November 2018Demonstrating the BSC Computing projects at LYIT’s 2018 Open Day, 22nd November 2018BA Fashion with Promotion lecturer Sharon Maxwell at LYIT’s 2018 Open Day, 22nd November 2018St Joseph’s Derry students discover more about Cloud Computing – Conal McBride, Dean Golding, Kelvin Gallagher and Nathan Ball at LYIT’s 2018 Open Day, 22nd November 2018Second year Engineering Student Ciaran White demos his project at LYIT’s 2018 Open Day, 22nd November 2018Students find out about Engineering options at LYIT’s 2018 Open Day, 22nd November 2018Moville Community College pupils Evan Craig, Shane Grant and Conor McLaughlin at LYIT’s 2018 Open Day, 22nd November 2018LYIT’s 2018 Open Day, 22nd November 2018Shannon Sullivan from the LYIT Welfare Committee at LYIT’s 2018 Open Day, 22nd November 2018Molly Maguire and Mya Alcorn from Loreto Letterkenny at LYIT’s 2018 Open Day, 22nd November 2018LYIT’s 2018 Open Day, 22nd November 2018Careers Officer Catherine Lyster at LYIT’s 2018 Open Day, 22nd November 2018Picture Special: LYIT Open Day attracts pupils from near and far was last modified: November 27th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:LYITopen dayThird levellast_img read more

Thumbs-up for Msunduzi Cycle Challenge

first_img1 November 2011Edward Greene stole the limelight with a comprehensive victory in the 126-kilometre road race of the Msunduzi Road Challenge on Sunday after a decisive break in the closing stages of the race.The team RSAWeb rider was part of an 11- rider breakaway that split the front peleton shortly after the halfway point at Dalton. Then, he made his move as the contenders reached the outer city limits, and reached the finish at Alexandra Park alone after a gutsy solo break.“I had good race, but it was hot out there!” said Greene.‘A consistent pace throughout’“I had to keep a consistent pace throughout. At 60 kilometres, I picked up the pace and had to go hard. Fifteen of us broke away from the group and I put in an attack at the 105-kilometre mark and got through.”“I found the race quite relaxed, but kept my pace consistent as I had recced the race and knew what was coming,” added Greene, who lives in Hilton.Greene’s break splintered the front bunch as riders tried individually to catch him. William Bush finished second with another under-23 rider, Kallen Williams, filling the last spot on the podium, just ahead of elite rider Abraham le Roux.IconAnother road racing icon Andrew Mclean took his 45-49 year age group title and was fifth overall, confirming his return to form after a two-month injury layoff.“I found the race route fantastic – no huge climbs, but enough to make it challenging. The road traffic control was excellent,” said McLean, who also won the overall time trial title on Saturday.The 110 kilometre race was won by Gauteng rider Mark Langman, who competed in the 50-54 age group. The decisive move came when he broke away from a big bunch that diced for the two remaining places on the podium, which eventually went to Uwe Schmidt and Gary Beneke.‘Gutter riding’“The weather was great, although a little windy at some points, so I had to do some gutter riding,” said Langman.“The road closure and traffic control was excellent. It was a tough race, with a great route that was very challenging.”The 90 kilometre race was decided in a sprint to the line, with Maurice Connor, edging out the impressive Norwegian female Sissel Vien, who won both her time trial and the road race in the 50-54 year category.“I’m exhausted and it was very hot out there,” said Connor.“When we managed to break free from the bunch we worked well, but had to keep it going throughout the race. I think we all found it quite windy on the uphills, but the route was great. This wins me the SA Champs so I’m very happy.”‘The perfect team’“We were the perfect team,” said an enthusiastic Vien afterwards. “He (Connor) pulled all the hills and I worked the straights. The course was very tough and I found it quite challenging from the New Hanover point.”The event doubled as the National Road Championship title decider in several masters’ age groups following the cancellation of the event in Port Elizabeth that had been awarded the champs.Lindy Erasmus won the 30-35 age group, beating time trial champ Nanette Burger, who was unusually off-form on the road.Dress rehearsalThe event served as a dress rehearsal for the UCI World Cycling Tour finals next year that was awarded to the Msunduzi Road Challenge last month.Race director Alex Lenferna said he was pleased with the outcome of the time trial and the road race, and thanked the people of Pietermaritzburg for their understanding of the road closures.RESULTS126 kmEdward Greene 3:22:11 u23William Bush 3:22:40 u23Kallen Williams 3:23:00 u23Abraham Le Roux 3:23:06 EliteAndrew McLean 3:23:10 45 – 49110 kmMark Langman 3:10:17 50-52Uwe Schmidt 3:10:48 50-54Gary Beneke 3:10:48 45-49Paul Furbank 3:10:48 55-59Adriaan Beukes 3:10:49 50-5490kmMaurice Connor 2:47:35 65-69Sissel Vien 2:47:36 F 50-54Francesco Sperotto 2:51:55 65-69Pauline Cound 2:58:59 F 50-54Alma Bester 3:01:42 F50-54SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Take a Walk With Google Maps

first_imgRelated Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Google added walking directions to its Google Maps product today. The walking directions ignore one-way streets and Google Maps tries to give pedestrians the most direct and flat route possible. As Google itself acknowledges, the Maps database does not currently have a lot of information about sidewalks, pedestrian bridges, or if a specific street is simply too busy to cross. They are, however, working on improving these aspects of their maps.Walking directions are available everywhere Google offers driving directions.Google will only allow users to chose the walking options for routes shorter than 6.2 miles (or 10 kilometers). Because of the limitations in its database, it is calling the walking directions a ‘beta’ products, but, of course, that doesn’t mean much when it comes to Google products. frederic lardinois Currently, Google is the only mapping service that offers walking directions. Ask.com used to offer walking directions, but that feature went away when Ask migrated away from its own mapping platform to Microsoft’s Virtual Earth three weeks ago.While Microsoft’s Virtual Earth updated its imagery with another major (14 terabyte) update today, it’s routing functions have not seen any updates lately. In terms of overall functionality and user interface design, it is very much on par with Google Maps (and, in terms of its imagery, often much better than Google Maps). However, it never quite achieved the popularity of Google Maps.The walking directions are currently only available through the web version of Google Maps. As of now, you can not chose them in the iPhone Maps application, though that would obviously be a very useful feature to add and hopefully Apple and Google will do so soon. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Google#news#web last_img read more

Iowa Enacts Major Income Tax Reform

first_imgIowa has enacted major tax reform legislation. The legislation is unchanged from the version that was passed in May. Some of the corporate and personal income tax changes discussed in the previous story include:personal income tax rate reductions for 2019;corporate income tax rate reductions for 2022;IRC conformity;the IRC Sec. 179 expensing allowance; andtax credits.Contingent Revenue RequirementsBesides the previously covered items, changes contingent on state revenue are discussed below. The changes take effect if the net general fund revenues for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2022:equal or exceed $8,314,600,000; andequal or exceed 104% of the net general fund revenues for the previous fiscal year.If the conditions above are not met, the changes become effective January 1 following the first fiscal year net general fund revenues:equal or exceed $8,314,600,000; andequal or exceed 104% of the net general fund revenues for the previous fiscal year.Contingent Personal Income Tax Rate ReductionsBeginning in 2023, the personal income tax rates may be:4.40% on income up to $6,000; 4.82% on income between $6,001 and $30,000;5.70% on income between $30,001 and $75,000; and6.50% on income $75,001 and over.Contingent Personal Income Tax CalculationThe term “net income” would mean as computed for federal income tax purposes. Previously, “net income” was federal taxable income before the net operating loss deduction. A taxpayer would add any federal net operating loss deduction carried over from before January 1 of the effective year. The taxpayer could deduct the loss according to Iowa law as its exists in 2018.Changes to personal income tax additions and subtractions would include:add any federal itemized or standard deduction, personal exemption deduction, or qualified business income deduction;add certain charitable contributions deducted under IRC Sec. 170 that are deposited in the Iowa education savings plan trust;subtract federal income taxes paid for a tax year beginning before January 1 of the effective year;subtract the amount of social security benefits taxable under IRC Sec. 86;subtract any payment by an employer of principal or interest on any qualified education loan incurred by the taxpayer; andsubtract amounts paid by an age 65 or older taxpayer, with income under $100,000, for health insurance.Contingent Corporate Income Tax CalculationThe term “net income” would mean as computed for federal income tax purposes. Previously, “net income” was federal taxable income before the net operating loss deduction. A taxpayer would add any federal net operating loss deduction carried over from before January 1 of the effective year. The taxpayer could deduct the loss according to Iowa law as its exists in 2018.Several required adjustments to corporate income tax that would be removed including the:capital gain or loss adjustment for certain property with a basis established before January 1, 1934;subtraction for 50% of federal income taxes paid;subtraction for the work opportunity tax credit (IRC Sec. 51);subtraction for the alcohol and cellulosic biofuels credit (IRC Sec. 40);adjustment for income from certain sale-leaseback agreements (IRC Sec. 168(f)(8));addition for the percentage depletion amount determined under IRC Sec. 613;addition or subtraction related to speculative shell buildings;subtraction for employer social security credit (IRC Sec. 45B);addition for income from the sale of state obligations;addition for first-year depreciation under IRC Sec. 168(k) enacted by the Job Creation and Worker Assistance Act of 2002;addition for first-year depreciation under IRC Sec. 168(n) enacted by the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008;prohibition on taking the increased expensing allowance under IRC Sec. 179 allowed by the Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003 and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009; andsubtraction for the amount of ordinary or capital gain realized as a result of the involuntary conversion of property due to eminent domain.S.F. 2417, Laws 2018, effective May 30, 2018 and as notedThe Iowa Department of Revenue has also released guidance on nexus after South Dakota v. Wayfair.Login to read more tax news on CCH® AnswerConnect or CCH® Intelliconnect®.Not a subscriber? Sign up for a free trial or contact us for a representative.last_img read more

5500 ways a server can benefit your small business.

first_img Are increasing employee and data demands taxing your systems and your staff? If so, you need the processing power, energy efficiency and reliability a Xeon-based server can deliver – 24/7 uptime, industry-leading performance, memory protection, and a server that automatically shuts down to save energy. Do you want to improve productivity? The increased performance of the latest Intel Xeon-based servers enables your IT equipment and your staff to do more with less. Are you ready to implement new software? Some of the latest software advances demand newer server capabilities. If you’re looking to implement VMWare* or Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2008*, an Intel Xeon processor 5500 series server delivers the performance your new business applications will need. And talk to your IT solutions provider. Learn more about our new server processors: Is cost-cutting a high priority? With an Intel Xeon processor 5500 series based server, you can benefit from significant energy savings, the reduced costs of easier maintenance and need for fewer servers. By consolidating servers, you can save up on your utility bill. Check out the estimator tool www.intel.com/go/xeonestimator to see how much you could save. Are your servers getting old? Things change, and with the latest server processors, things have changed a lot. The new Intel Xeon processor 5500 series offers up to nine times the performance of a server purchased just four years ago.1 Even though you’ll be outlaying cash for new equipment, spending wisely on a server now will probably save you money in the long run. From energy usage to maintenance costs to software licensing fees, it adds up. Plus, with a new server, you get a new warranty and compatibility with the latest applications. That means fewer hassles for you. Don’t wait until your server breaks, you don’t want to discover the cost of losing data and business downtime. There are literally thousands of ways a new Intel® Xeon® processor 5500 series based server can benefit your business. I’ll spare you the complete list, but let’s start with the major ones. When you ask yourself the following questions about your business and its needs, you may just find that getting a server right now is the right decision for you. Read this brochure to learn more about the advantages of Intel® processor-based servers for small and medium businesses. Is your company still using a desktop as a server? Then, now is the time to step up to a real server. Down markets are when smaller companies can take advantage of their agility. Plus, you definitely can’t afford downtime when customer service is so critical. Ultimately, the biggest question is: Can you afford NOT to invest in the newest Intel Xeon processor-based servers in this economy? Also, I’d love to hear your best reasons for buying new servers, so I can add them to the list. If you have already made the transition to the new Intel Xeon processor 5500 series, please share you story. 1Performance increase based on Intel comparison using SPECjbb2005 business operations per second (bops) between four-year-old single-core Intel® Xeon® processor 3.8GHz with 2M cache based servers and new Intel Xeon processor X5570 based server. Intel consolidation based on replacing nine four-year-old single-core Intel Xeon processor based servers with one new Intel Xeon Processor X5570 based server while maintaining SPECjbb2009 performance. Costs and return on investment have been estimated based on internal Intel analysis and are provided for information purposes only. Performance tests and ratings are measured using specific computer systems and/or components and reflect the approximate performance of Intel products as measured by those tests.  Any difference in system hardware or software design or configuration may affect actual performance.  Buyers should consult other sources of information to evaluate the performance of systems or components they are considering purchasing. For more information, visit www.intel.com/performance/server.last_img read more

World Boss All Eyes Will be on Usain Bolt

Usain Bolt will compete at the World Track and Field Championships starting Saturday, but because of the injuries and drug scandals that recently plagued his rivals in the sport, the all-star sprinter will likely walk away with three gold medals without much of a challenge.The recent doping scandals involving Tyson Gay and Asafa Powell have put a damper on the championships, one that Bolt can discredit with a peak performance.  Bolt has consistently tested negative for banned substances.Bolt’s teammate, Yohan Blake, who is the defending world champion in the 100-meter  had to withdraw from the world championships after a hamstring injury sidelined him for most of this season.Bolt’s most formidable challenger in the championship 100-meter may be American Justin Gatlin. Gatlin, who also has a history of doping, received the bronze medal in the 100-meter race at last year’s Olympic Games.The American sprinter anticipated a star-studded event and appeared surprised by the lack of sprinters in the 100-meter this year.“‘After the 2012 Olympics, I was telling people who weren’t into track and field, ‘Hold onto your popcorn because next year is going to be even more exciting. We’re going to have the same people,’ Gatlin said. ‘Never in a million years would I think it would end up like this. I still think it’s going to be exciting.’”The Track and Field World Championships are from Aug. 10 to Aug. 18. Usain Bolt will be running the 100- and 200 meter races and the 4 x 100-meter relay. read more

CMP Acquires HDI for 245M

first_imgCMP has acquired Colorado Springs-based Think Service, including HDI (formerly the Help Desk Institute), the world’s largest membership association for IT help desk and service management professionals, for $24.5 million. HDI will be an independent operating unit within CMP’s International Customer Management Institute (ICMI) group under vice president and global brand director Ruthann Fisher. Think Service president and COO Peggy Libbey, will continue to manage the operational direction of HDI.Philip Chapnick, CMP group president, says the acquisition will broaden the company’s portfolio of services “beyond the call center to help desk and IT support centers creating a full service offering to these professionals on a global scale. We are also particularly interested in capitalizing on existing ICMI and HDI businesses operating globally.”last_img read more

Shocking 2019 Ford Fusion Energi recalled over exposed fuse

first_imgEnlarge ImageThe Ford Fusion received a slight redesign for 2019. Ford Ford has issued a recall covering 2019 model year Fusion Energi sedans, due to an uncovered high voltage fuse. In a recall notice released Tuesday, Ford said 2,100 vehicles are affected by this problem.The affected vehicles “do not meet the enhanced level of high voltage access protection required by Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards 305,” according to the recall statement. “This condition could allow contact with an uncovered high voltage fuse through a small gap behind the access panel.” The results of touching this voltage source could be, um, shocking.To rectify this problem, dealers will install a cover over the battery’s electrical center, and the recall work will, of course, be performed free of charge. All of the affected vehicles were built between Oct. 1 and Dec. 14, 2018.The Fusion lineup received a number of updates for 2019, including a restyled front fascia and the fitment of Ford’s Co-Pilot360 driver assistance tech. For the plug-in hybrid Energi specifically, 2019 brought a bit more EV range — a 20-percent improvement, though that only ups its electric driving ability to 25 miles.Of course, the Fusion — as well as many other Ford passenger cars — won’t be around much longer. The Fiesta, Focus and Fusion will all be phased out in the coming years as Ford shifts its focus to trucks, SUVs and other utility vehicles. Car Industry Comments 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. Share your voice 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous 2019 Honda Odyssey offers plenty of room and features for families 2019 Jeep Cherokee can handle the rough stuff 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. 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 Ford Fusion gets tech improvements, longer EV range Ford Hybrids Sedans More From Roadshow 0 18 Photos 2019 Honda Ridgeline review: Light duty, heavy punch Ford,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. 71 Photos 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport loves to hustle 2019 Honda Passport: A well-rounded midsize offering 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. 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value 4 Tags General Motors Chevrolet Honda Jeep Acura 2019 Honda Ridgeline: The commuter’s pickup truck 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.center_img Post a comment 81 Photos 10 Photos 2019 GMC Sierra Denali review: So close to greatness 2019 Honda Pilot Elite: A smoother, tech-rich crossover SUV 69 Photos 68 Photos 52 Photos 26 Photos 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. 12 Photos 2019 GMC Canyon: A fancier Colorado 2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison: A tougher off-roader 68 Photos 49 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. Share your voice 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. 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. Tags More From Roadshow 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.  2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better 2019 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison: An off-road animal 2019 Acura RDX A-Spec: Sharp handling, sharper looks 2019 Acura MDX adds new features and an A-Spec modellast_img read more