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While growing up in Trinidad, I had my untie Mikey, Aunt Madge, Aunt Bunny, Auntie Joyce and Uncle Desmond. All of them were not related to me, but yet all played the role of a close relative through the way they cared and provided advice and assistance. Do you have a bad habit? What is it? I usually operate on West Indian time. So I tend to be a bit tardy for some events. I have pledged to change this each of the past 30 years. But this year I definitely will. What time do you typically get up? What do you do the first hour of the morning? I usually get up between 6 and 7 a.m.; previously I would spend the first hour catching up on politics on “Morning Joe” on MSNBC; now my preference for news (both general and political) is “The Morning Show” on CNN. Then I head straight to the gym. What did you have for lunch today? Where? With whom?

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An updated alternate route has been discussed and approved with local city and county officials. Crews will sign the alternate route. For those traveling south from MO 53, go south on Route OO, south on US 62, east on County Road 306 and north on Route 53. Perry County, MO Work continues on north and southbound I-55 in Perry and Ste. Genevieve counties. The road is one lane from Route 51 to Route J/N at Ozora through Nov. 14, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Reynolds County, MO Route 106 in Reynolds and Shannon counties is down to one lane from Route 21 to Route H through Nov. 1, for shoulder work and pavement repair. As a both a safety measure and to prepare for the winter snow season, the Missouri Department of Transportation will begin tree trimming will begin Monday, Dec. 15 through Friday, Feb. 13, 2015 on Route 106 in Reynolds and Shannon Counties. Once work begins, tree trimming will take place during the hours of 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday on Route 106 from Route 19 in Eminence to Route 21 in Ellington. Tree branches hanging over MoDOT right of way more than 15 feet from the edge of the pavement will be trimmed with a large mechanical tree trimmer. The tree-trimming operation will take approximately two months to complete, weather permitting. Some lane closures will occur on Route 106 due to the size of the trimmer and as branches are cleared from the roadway. Flaggers will be present to provide traffic control and message boards will placed be at both ends of the work area to alert motorists. Drivers should expect short delays during work hours and drivers should stay alert for these slow moving work zones. Ripley County, MO Route 21 in Carter and Ripley is down to one lane from US 60 to US 160 through Nov.

2015 Hyundai Genesis 5.0 (cnet On Cars, Episode 48)

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CNET On Cars: 2015 Hyundai Genesis 5.0 (CNET On Cars, Episode 48)
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August 15, 2014
New Genesis 5-liter: Credible, comfortable, affordable. Dash cams, the eye that never sleeps. And a Top 5 we couldn’t even imagine a couple years ago.
Radio’s off, we get this car cleared, and away we go. New Genesis 5 liter, credible, comfortable, and for its class, affordable. Dashcams, the eye that never sleeps. And a top five we couldn’t even imagine a couple of years ago. Time to check the tech. We see cars differently. We love them on the road, and under the hood, but also check the tech, and are known for telling it like it is. Ugly is included at no extra cost. The good, the bad, the bottom line. This is CNET on cars. [MUSIC] Welcome. Welcome to CNet on Cars, the show all about high tech cars and modern driving. I’m Brian Cooley. You know, we’re accustomed to looking at high end Japanese and German models for technology and engineering prowess, but recently a Korean car came through our roll up doors that has a real claim to being a pace setter in tech and engineering. Let’s drive the 2015 second generation Hyundai Genesis 5-0 Sedan and check this substantial test. [MUSIC] [MUSIC] Hyundai’s Genesis. It was the first announcement that that company was gonna make luxury cars. Well, now that no one’s laughing anymore, let’s drive the second generation Genesis, as it comes along to finish the job. And well finished it is. Unless you eat a lot of carrots, you might never know this is a Hyundai. It barely says so anywhere. And where it does, in very small type. It communicates Genesis in these winged badges that could have been aped right from Bentley. Now look at the overall proportions. You’ve got a long hood, a short deck, and kind of a coupe-like, almost fastback roofline. All of this communicates more youth than we expect from so-called nice luxury cars. Another thing to look at here is the lack of gaudy jewelry. In the past the Korean car makers have been very given to going kind of over-larded when they want to communicate luxury. This one’s got European restraint. Structurally, notice this, the car is almost the exact same length, nose to tail, as the outgoing. First gen car, but they pushed the wheels out three inches, the wheel base between the axels, that’s a big stretch in automotive terms. It gives the car shorter rear and front overhangs that look sportier, it also should give it more directional stability and a nicer ride [MUSIC] Now, the first thing I notice inside this Genesis is how handsome it is. That restraint I talked about on the exterior carries over inside. It’s got a lot of Kia DNA. Kia has always been more of your, your sort of Dwell magazine, Herman Miller, Knoll look, and Hyundai has always been a little fuddy-duddy, not anymore. The sole concession might be this clock, but even that’s been modernized nicely. Directly in front of me is a bit of a surprise. Traditional gauges, with dials. A lot of cars in the premium category have gone to all video here. It doesn’t bother me though, because I’ve got a very useful, very clear LCD helper panel in front. Now, the main LCD is, of course, this guy. This is an upgraded head unit, by the way. There are two levels of navigation head unit. This larger one is a 720p, high def, 9.2 inch LCD. It is a touch screen, but I almost hate to touch it. It does show fingerprints very readily. Instead, you’ve got the Hyundai controller that is along the lines of what many other car makers have. Navigation is a good system, we’ve seen this basically before in Hyundai’s, I like the fact that it’s well rendered, it’s very clean, when you do hit one of these menus, things happen, fast touch response. Now, your media controls are all up here, a quick look basically everything you need is in there, AM and FM with HD radio. Satellite radio is well done. This is a full implementation of Satellite radio, which includes pause, and restart, so it’ll buffer your. Show, if you need to pause it for a moment. Also, you can set up a favorites, sort of a hunt list. So if you wanna be alerted any time Rod Stewart is playing on any satellite radio channel, and tune to it. You can enter things like that. You can get your Genesis with built in Sound Hound. That app you may have used on your phone to figure out what song you’re hearing. But oddly, it’s only available on the bass head unit in this car. Not our upgraded one. Now, let’s go to Blue Link. Blue Link used to be Hyundai’s. Basically a version of OnStar. A lot of find your car, crash notification stuff, it’s getting more interesting though. You now can search for destinations live on the air via Google. Do an internet search and then say take me there. That’s a trick that pretty much the Germans had to themselves until recent. You’ve got send to car, of course, from your google navigation, and then the usual diagnostic and such. You’ve got Siri eyes free support in this car aswell, so if you wanna use this voice button to actually call up Siri on your IOS device, that will work. And finally I wanna show you the hood on this car. The head-up display is very ambitious, it’ll show me blind spot, lane departure, navigation. Speed, all kinds of information, but it doesn’t do it all that well. I find it’s often kind of crooked, the way it’s mounted, there seems to be some kind of wobble in the laminate of the windshield, so as I move my head around, the whole think kind of shakes like jello, they’re half way there. Oh, and by the way, this vehicle supports google glass. For some basic functions like being able to find your car. Send a POI from Glass to your car. Be able to handle things like status checks of whether it’s locked or unlocked. The first car maker we know to do that on the market. All [UNKNOWN] if that’s the right phrase, have a single transmission choice. Eight speed automatic through a very classic PRND gate. A shiftable side over here. Paddles on the wheel. There’s one little buried button right here. When you press this, you can go between an eco mode, a sport mode, a normal mode. And you can also get into a snow mode with this vehicle. Rear cam is standard on this car, unlike some expensive German cars I could mention, and it has two views. You’ve got your standard view like so, with trajectory prediction, and a top view that lets you look straight down and really get that last inch figured out. It’s good quality, not the best I’ve seen. [MUSIC] Now up in the engine bay, you can’t laugh at Hyundai anymore. They’re not the maker of a bunch of little im-balanced fours they way they were back in the 90s. This is a beautiful V8. It’s their Tao series. It’s a five liter, with direct injection, of course. Continuously variable valve timing, as any modern engine has today. Four valves per cylinder, dual overhead cam, all the basic tricks are here. But no turbo-chargers, no super-chargers. You don’t need that when you’ve got this kind of displacement. Here’s the proof. 420 horse, 383 pound feet of torque, that’s pretty good, even though the car does weigh over 4,500 pounds. It’s a pretty big vehicle, yet 60 comes up in around 5.2 seconds. The downside is you’re only going to get 15/23 MPG and part of the issue there is Hyundai has yet to introduce anything like hybridization, auto start/stop, even brake force regeneration. This car basically lets its momentum go. Now the first thing you’re gonna figure out about the Genesis sedan is that this ain’t no BMW. Wheel. The handling is no slouch, but this is more tuned toward comfort, for isolation of engine sounds. When you want a lot of power, you more or less get it. In sport, of course, it’s even more magnified. Turn on that Active Lane Keeping technology, and I dare you to overpower [LAUGH] it. It gets involved as soon as I start to drift toward that line. And it’s really aggressive, as well as being very smart and nuanced. In addition to that active lane correction, it’s also got some steering guidance, where it’ll find the curve in the road, slight curves we’re talking about, and guide you along, and keep you in the lane. You can also get this car to stop all the way down to zero, from up to 50 miles an hour. An hour. That’s part of its pre-collision technology. Adaptive cruise control, of course. That’s almost required on a car in this class. But it’s standard in this car, not in all of its competitors. You’ve got cross-traffic alert. You’ve got blind spot technology. You don’t have any parking assist on this car, though, which is interesting. Much as it leaves out things like start-stop and brake regeneration, it’s got some odd holes in its technology lineup. In sum, if I were in the market for a largish, imported luxury sedan right now, this is absolutely on the short list, period. Okay, let’s price our Genesis sedan $50,000, the V8, about $52,500 with destination. There was really only one box to tick off to take it fully CNET style, and that is to add the ultimate package, which costs $3250. That brings in adaptive suspension, the head up display that I’m eh about, premium navigation, which we have, 17 speaker Lexicon audio, and a power trunk opener and closer. Now here’s where I’d like to price out the all wheel drive upgrade, but, like with that sound town integration, you’ve got to go down scale to get it. The V6 can have all wheel drive. The V8 cannot. Now here’s the question I’ve got. You can do this car for a little under 56 thousand. But you have to also consider the V6. It has excellent power on paper, even though I’ve not driven it personally, 400 pounds less, most of that comes off the nose and that might make for the perfect balance. It’s not unlike the early Lexus SEs where the smart money went for the six, not the eight. [MUSIC] Buy the four of you on that Hyundai Genesis 5-0, the new second generation car, on cars.cnet.com. but of course around here, we’re all about the latest modern cars. But a lot of us have a soft spot for the older ones as well. My ?daily driver’s an 88. But when you’re driving a car, even as old as the early 90’s, you’re really not driving an. Peak in terms of safety. And that’s of interest to the smarter driver. There are many factors impacting your safety in a car. Speed. Intoxication. Weather conditions. And, last off. Been discussed, the age of your car. [MUSIC] You have less control over that, of course. It’s a lot easier to slow down or not have that drink than to go buy a new car, but knowing the risks of an older vehicle is important. [MUSIC] Data from NHTSA’s fatality analysis reporting system for the years 2005 to 2011 found that the older the car you’re in during a crash, the more likely it is, you’ll come out dead. Compared to a baseline new car, that is zero to three years old. You are 10% more likely to die in a car that is just four to seven years old, all the way up to a sobering 71% more likely in a car that is 18 years or older. My wagon’s 25 years old. Better believe I pay attention on the road and slow the hell down. By the way, the research data also shows that this affects the likelihood of teens to be in fatal car accident because they tend to buy and use. Choose older, more affordable cars. Also know that being buckled up in a newer car, is more effective than being buckled up in an older car. In a newer car, you see seatbelts, airbags, structural improvements, and more, all work together as a system. Not a bunch of little islands. The list of innovations that make newer cars safer is long. But here’s some of the greatest hits. Electronic stability control, required on cars since the 2012 model year. A rockstar technology, reducing fatal rollovers by 70% and all fatalities by 14% in cars, double that in SUVs. Intelligent air bags and lots of them. Only since 2006 have cars been required to use air bags that factor in size, weight and position of the occupant to blow better on impact with less collateral damage. And in the last ten years auto makers have been on a bit of an arms race to have more bags than the other guy. ABS, still not legally required on cars in the US. [NOISE] But I haven’t seen a new car without it since about 2012. Improved rollover standards. Rollovers account for just 3% of all serious crashes, but about 30% of people killed in cars. The latest update to roof crush standards came in 2009 for full phase-in between 2012 and 2017. Then of course, there are the newer tech innovations like adaptive headlights, front collision, blind spot, and lane departure tech and night vision screens along with head up displays. So unless you’re lucky enough to be buying a new car every three years. [MUSIC] It pays to double check the shortcoming of your aging ones. And drive safely, either way. [NOISE] [MUSIC] Coming up, technology ends the era of he said, she said on the road. [NOISE] CNet On Cars rolls on. [MUSIC] This is the Porsche 919 hybrid. It’s a car that marks Porsche’s return to endurance motor sports. It’s powered by a turbo charged two liter v-4 motor. It’s not a configuration known for being hugely. Reliable. We’re gonna find out how it does later in the year. [MUSIC] Find more from the X Car team of CNet UK at cnet.com/xcar. Welcome back to CNet on Cars, coming to you from our home at the Marin Clubhouse of cars, de Whitiack, just north of the Golden Gate Bridge. Well a number of you have written to me asking for our take on DashCam. They’re real popular in many parts of the world, for example, just about anytime something happens in the news in Russia, it seems like the footage came off of someone’s DashCam. But here in the US they’re almost unheard of. So it time now for a nice equalizing Car Tech 101. Let’s get everybody on the same page on awareness of dash cams. [MUSIC] It’s a wild world out there. [MUSIC] Having a recording of it can be handy. To show who’s really at fault in a crash, provide evidence of a crime that you weren’t involved in, saw. That **** who hit your car in the parking lot just drove off. dash cams have a hosted unique feature for capturing all that easily and better then just a standard digital camera or clipping your smartphone up here. They are constant recording that means they are always running and merely overriding the old clip once they fill up the card. Dual lenses are common, not always, but common. They all have at least one lens that looks out through the windshield but some cameras also have one that looks back in the cabin at you. Think of like the cameras you see in taxi cabs commonly, others have a remote second camera that can be put in the back to look at the person who’s about to rear-end you. GPS data is typically recorded by these cameras to both know where the car was. When an impact happened, let’s say, but also to monitor its speed, could be handy when you have one of these mounted up to your kid. They typically have impact sensors, that’s used to save a clip and locket, so it doesn’t get deleted if it was recorded during an impact. Cuz, it assumes you want that one. If you park in a sketchy place where your car is getting banged into all the time and it’s making you nuts. Look for a camera that has motion detection. It’ll basically sleep until it sees something moving and then roll video on the shenanigans. And it can be pretty affordable, let’s face it, most of us don’t want to dedicate something to just this one purpose that costs a ton of money so these are definitely available in the $100 to $150 range. They can go higher, but not often. And just buying a dash cam isn’t the entire answer. You need to know how to use it so here are some tips. First of all, know where you can mount it. Wouldn’t it be ironic to try and be Johnny Law-abider by having it. One of these, and then break the law by putting it basically where I have it. Most states require you stick it over in one of the far, low corners of your windshield, not here in the middle where everyone tends to put it. Be ready for a lousy, frustrating interface. When I got our cameras in for testing, I finally found out where all those people who used to engineer television interfaces in the ’90s went. To get a job. Power cords. Just about every dash cam out there requires a constant source of power from a nearby 12 volt outlet which isn’t that nearby cause it’s in the windshield. So you have to deal with dressing this, putting it away somewhere, so it’s not hanging here. These do not have long life batteries, that’s not in their design. And finally, know about eavesdropping laws. Recording video is one thing, recording people’s audio is actually a much touchier area. 12 US states are what are called 2-party states. You can’t record a conversation unless everybody involved has given permission. That’s something to be aware of, most of these cameras have the ability to turn off their microphones for that reason. And in many countries like Spain, Austria, Switzerland, even recording video of the public road, without being given permission, is banned. Now, you might ask, what kind of insurance discounts do I get for. Do exist. Well, in the U.S., as far as we can tell, none. There is one insurer in the U.K. that is offering a supposed 10% discount for having a dash cam, but you’re kind of ahead of the curve with one of these. Also note that these are not primary fatality or injury reduction devices, they’re secondary litigation devices. So these don’t keep you from getting hurt, as a result the insurance companies aren’t that enthralled by them yet. [MUSIC] Now, it’s beyond our scope or expertise fo advise you on the law of obtaining this video. Can the police take it? Can the other guy’s attorneys take it? Is it totally your property? That’s something to check out in your area, before you start to use one of these. ‘Cuz, once you get into a wreck, someone’s gonna see you have one. And then it’s gonna be a ball in play. And finally, realize that if you don’t wanna go this route, you can get some really good dash cam apps for your smartphone. It requires tying up your phone for that use, of course. You have to follow all the other rules I have mentioned but its an easy or free way to at least try out this behavior. In a moment the other cost of diesel cars and engines that are missing something when CNet on cars returns. [MUSIC] [MUSIC] This car was designed to make you feel good. And that is precisely what it does. [MUSIC] The Leon itself is brilliant, we got one as a crew car, and every drive in it is an utter, utter joy. [MUSIC] Find more from the XCar Team of cnet.uk at cnet.com/xcar. Welcome back to CNET on Cars. I’m Brian Cooley. Time for some of your email. This one comes in from Chris T. who asks about diesel cars. He said, I recently watched your review and real cost calculations on the BMW 328D Diesel wagon. He says, my understanding. This is that BMW covers the AdBlue solution it requires for four years, or 50,000 miles. What about Mercedes, can the EPA start putting the cost of AdBlue on the sticker, because to him, it’s just part of the cost of fueling up the car. These are good points Chris. Now, let’s get everybody up to speed on AdBlue. First of all, AdBlue is a urea liquid solution. That you add to modern diesel cars that is used to catalyze the exhaust and scrub out some of the nitrous oxide emissions. It goes into a separate tank and it’s injected by the car down in the exhaust system. The thing is with AdBlue, if you’re out of it, your car is not supposed to. Start. That per EPA regulation that you can’t drive around in an out of compliance diesel. So if you’re looking to buy one of these modern diesel cars and I recommend many of them heartily, here are four things to bear in mind to have the whole cost in your head. First, does the car require this AdBlue solution. Second, how many miles will you get between AdBlue fill ups? It could be 6 to 15,000. How much AdBlue does the car hold? And fourth, does factory maintenance cover replenishing the AdBlue in your car? And if so, is that only during a scheduled maintenance appointment. To the dealer or can you just roll up and say, I need some more AdBlue. BMW will keep the AdBlue fluid maintained free of charge during scheduled visits which they cover for 4 years of 50,000 miles. Mercedes will also keep the AdBlue topped up during scheduled maintenance visits, but those are paid for by the customer. All of this is part of the total cost of ownership of a modern diesel. And Chris makes a good point. You need to budget that along with the cost of fuel. Now, know this. You can put Ad Blue in your diesel yourself. You have to get the right little filler funnel to go into this special filler cap that is usually next to the diesel filler, but it might be under a separate door. Ad Blue solution is. About $15 a gallon. You can buy it on Amazon. You just have to get the technique down and watch the indicator on the dash that tells you when to put more in. So bear this all in mind if you’re looking at one of these new modern diesels, which we tend to find are very interesting cars, but you gotta have the whole cost in mind. [NOISE] Now, recently did a top five about the brawniest new four cylinder engines that have so much power, like you wouldn’t have imagined. 10 of 15 years ago. But of course, that immediately got all of you to throw down the gauntlet, and say hey Cooley, what about powerful three cylinder engines. So, here you go, here’s my top five list of some powerful peg-legs. [NOISE] Yes, threes are back, thanks to their lightweight, fewer parts. Zippy MPG numbers and now really good power. Your friends will never need to know you’re missing a cylinder, as long as you keep the hood down. Here we go. Number five is the 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage. Yeah, they’re still around. Sixty-two horsepower per liter. It’s a 1.2 liter and does 74 horsepower. 40 MPG average with a stick is quite good. But beyond that, nothing about it tries to be anything other than stingy. So it’s fittingly at the bottom of our list. Number four, the 2014 Smart ForTwo. 70 horsepower per liter. Now Smart must love this. They’re not at the bottom of a list for once. That 70 horse out of it’s one liter engine, sadly gets worse MPG, however, than the Mistu. gets out of a larger engine. Smart does 36 average. This, by the way, is perhaps the oldest three cylinder on the market. Four twos have had an inline three since launch, back in 1998. Now, there is a Brabus edition of the smart, that eeks out another handful of horsepower, but not enough to move it to number three, which is, the 2014 Mini Cooper, 91 Horse per liter. Here we have the veritable big boy of our group. A relatively portly one and half liter engine, but just three cylinders. 136 horsepower, thanks to a turbo, and direct injection. With a stick, your average MPG is 34. Incidentally, this is the same basic engine found in the very different BMW i8. But in that car, it’s been hotted up to 228 horsepower, but ut’s part of a hybrid system. So that’s another [UNKNOWN]. [NOISE] [MUSIC] Number two is the 2014 Opel Adam. 115 horse per liter. Now, our U.S. viewers won’t know what I’m talking about. But this is, in a nutshell, a hot looking alternative to a Fiat 500 made by the Opel division of General Motors. It’s one liter three uses high compression, direct injection and a turbo to break the three digit mark at 115 horse per liter. On demand oil and water pump are some of its other tricks, to make sure that it sips fuel and doesn’t squander its three cylinder miserliness. Before I get to the number one, the king of the three cylinders is actually Nissan’s DIG-TR. The one and a half liter that does 400 horsepower. That’s a specific output of 266 horse per little tiny liter. You’re not gonna find one of these in your Versa any time soon. It’s purpose-built for the Delta Wing Zeod RC hybrid race car. The engine is small enough to qualify as a carry-on at the airport. Though at 88 pounds it would do a number on your rotator cuff as you wrestle it into the overhead. Though I’ve seen some of you put heavier things up there. [NOISE] Our number one might three cylinder engine is found in the 2014 Ford Fiesta SFE. It does 123 horsepower per liter. This little turbo direct-injection powerhouse is only found in this special lean edition of the Fiesta. And only with a manual transmission. Which is fine by me, since Ford’s power shift dual clutch gear box doesn’t exactly inspire love letters. And in this combination, you’ll get 36 miles per gallon average. [MUSIC] Hope you enjoyed this episode. Thanks a lot for watching. You know, I get a lot of email from our viewers saying, hey, I just bought a new car based on what I learned about a certain model on either this show or watching our CNet Car Tech reviews. If you bought a new ride lately, share it with us. Send us a photo and share it on Facebook or Twitter or Google Plus. All the information’s right there. I’ll look forward to seeing what you bought. I’ll see you next time we check the tag. [MUSIC] Okay, that’s the beat.

Fitch Completes Commercial Fleet Lessor Peer Review: Affirms Ratings; Outlooks Stable – Yahoo Finance

Fitch currently does not envisage any changes to LeasePlan Support Rating given the current shareholder structure. LeasePlan is the largest vehicle leasing and fleet management company in the world. It has a global franchise with operations in 32 countries across Europe, North and South America and the Asia/Pacific region. The group has top-three positions in most markets where it operates. LeasePlan’s fleet totaled 1.4 million vehicles at end-2013. Wheels, Inc. KEY RATING DRIVERS – IDRs AND COMMERCIAL PAPER Wheels’ IDRs and commercial paper ratings are supported by the company’s position as a leading provider of fleet leasing and management services in North America, as well as its solid portfolio performance and consistent operating cash flow generation over time. The ratings also factor in the inherent cyclicality in the commercial fleet leasing business, reliance on predominantly secured funding, and modestly higher balance sheet leverage, compared to other leasing companies. Operating performance has been stable, reflecting modest revenue growth and stable earnings over the last several years. During the third quarter of 2014 (3Q’14), earnings were modestly lower year-over-year compared to 3Q’13 but the company has remained solidly profitable. Fitch expects operating performance to remain stable in the near to medium-term as Wheels increases product penetration to existing clients and continues to sign new clients and add vehicle backlog. Asset quality has been excellent and Wheels has not experienced a significant loss during its 75 year operating history. The overall portfolio is well diversified by customer and is of good credit quality. The top 10 customers have an average credit rating of ‘A-‘, based on a composite of Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organization (NRSRO) and Wheels’ internal ratings. Some industry concentrations exist however this is largely mitigated by the strong underlying credit quality within these concentrations and the focus on industry sectors and sub-sectors for which the continued use of commercial fleet leasing is more essential to their business Windows 8 auto care software Try Now models. Fitch notes that overall portfolio concentrations and credit quality have remained relatively consistent over time. The portfolio is comprised predominantly of open-end leases, which transfer residual value risk of the vehicles to the lessees. The essential business use of the vehicles leased by Wheels’ customers also helps to mitigate the probability and severity of lessee default under the leases. As a result, net losses have been minimal over time. Given Wheels’ historical loss experience, Fitch believes current credit reserves are more than adequate and appropriate. Wheels’ liquidity is solid given its core operating cash flow generation, which has been consistent over various economic and capital market cycles.

Teen College Health Care Can Be Complicated | The Detroit News

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Talk about instilling a lack of confidence. Thats exactly what happened, Salberg said. Becca, 19, is now happy living at home and attending school nearby. Amanda Mroczek, 22, was diagnosed with cancer at 13. She finished treatment for Hodgkins lymphoma in 2006 but relapsed at 16, finishing treatment again in 2009. She went off to a Michigan university on two maintenance drugs and her scans have been clear since. I became a bit of a hypochondriac within the first couple of years in college, fearing another relapse, she said. It became really difficult to sometimes make sure I took my meds on time. You get distracted. You forget and the next day you realize, Oh shoot, I didnt take them, said Mroczek, who still lives in Ann Arbor, where she went to undergraduate school, as she awaits word on her medical school applications. Womens health nurse practitioner Barbara Dehn in Los Altos, California, has a busy practice with lots of teen girls. She has seen it all in 25 years and will soon send her 18-year-old son to college. Med schedules are a recurring issue after campus drop-off, she said. A lot of kids I see have ADHD, anxiety disorders, OCD. Sometimes, with the stress of living away from home, they stop their meds, have more depression, more anxiety, Dehn said. Some tips from Dehn: Even if parents are providing full financial support, they have no rights to academic or health information unless their child is gravely ill. Ask for a health care proxy, a health care durable power of attorney and-or an advance health care directive form if you want to be part of the process. Your over-18 child must agree. Oftentimes you dont need carte blanche, Dehn said. In other words, you dont want to know about sexually transmitted infections, but you do want to know things in the event of a car accident or a broken bone. Visit the campus health center with your teen. Bring back a brochure and tape it to the back of the main door for easy access to telephone numbers, hours of service and emergency procedures. Go to the nearest off-campus pharmacy and urgent care facility, so he or she knows how to fill prescriptions and where to go just in case. Check insurance policies to make sure such things as ambulance rides are covered.

Gm Says To Invest $2.8 Billion In Brazil Over Five Years – Yahoo News

View photo General Motors CEO Mary Barra appears onstage during a launch event for new Chevrolet cars before the BRASILIA (Reuters) – General Motors Co will invest 6.5 billion reais ($2.8 billion) in Brazil over the next five years, Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra said on Thursday, reaffirming the automaker’s long-term plans despite a sharp downturn automotive management software Download here in the local market. Speaking to reporters in Brasilia after meeting President Dilma Rousseff, Barra said capital spending will be focused on new products and technologies, as well as plant maintenance. “We recognize that there are challenges right now, (but) over the midterm and long term we see great prospects in the Brazilian market,” Barra said. Brazil’s auto industry, which makes up one-fifth of the country’s manufacturing output, has slashed production by 16 percent in the first seven months of the year and laid off thousands of workers as the economy stagnates. Detroit-based GM and a metalworkers union outside of Sao Paulo are at loggerheads over plans to place some employees at a local factory on paid leave. The union has said the plans could threaten the jobs of 1,000 workers. The union said later Thursday it will hold GM to the promise of increasing investment at Sao Jose dos Campos plant. At a press conference, Barra did not mention labor issues. Barra said she thanked Rousseff for tax incentives for automakers and improved credit conditions in Brazil. Despite tax breaks, automakers are reducing payrolls in one of the world’s largest car markets as demand for new vehicles tumbles. Germany’s Volkswagen AG put 900 workers in Brazil on paid leave in May and France’s PSA Peugeot Citroen SA started a voluntary leave program for workers in Rio de Janeiro state that same month. ($1 = 2.2696 Brazilian reais) (Reporting by Carolina Marcello; Writing by Alonso Soto; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe) Labor Issues

The Iconic Volkswagen Beetle Powers Up For 2014 (pictures)

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The version of the Beetle launched in 2011 comes with a flatter roof than previous models. New for 2014 is the R-Line, a trim level that features a more powerful engine.
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Back To School Safety Tips For Drivers – Your Houston News: Living

Children are the least predictable pedestrians and the most difficult to see. Take extra care to look out for children not only in school zones, but also in residential areas, playgrounds and parks. Dont honk your horn, rev your engine or do anything to rush or scare a pedestrian in front of your car, even if you have the legal right-of-way. School Buses It is against State Law to pass a school bus with the red flashing lights on, loading or unloading children. If a roadway is divided, the opposite direction roadway may proceed with caution. Traffic behind the school bus traveling in the same direction must stop. School buses use yellow flashing lights to alert motorists that they are preparing to stop to load or unload children. The area 10 feet around a school bus is where children are in danger of being hit. Stop your vehicle far enough from the bus to allow children necessary space to safely enter or exit the bus. Be alert. Children are unpredictable. Children walking to or from their bus are usually very comfortable with their surroundings. This makes them more likely to take risks, ignore hazards or fail to look both ways when crossing the street. Never pass a stopped school bus on the right that is loading or unloading. It is illegal and could have tragic consequences. Lastly, please remember not to talk on cell phones in a school zone, it is illegal.

Police search for attacker after Ocala woman kidnapped, beaten | www.wftv.com

Authorities said the man then brandished a blackjack and began to beat her with it. While beating Barnes, police said he stated, “You rich (expletive) think we need your help?” Police said that afterward, the attacker put Barnes back in the car, demanded money and ordered her to drive back to Ocala. During that time, he put his other hand over Barnes’ mouth and she tried to bite him, but police said that resulted in him removing her dentures and throwing them out of the car. The man then directed Barnes to pull into the parking lot of a Kmart on SR-40, where he beat Barnes again with the blackjack until she lost consciousness, police said. Authorities said that when Barnes woke up, the man was gone. She was able to make her way to a Metro PCS store on Pine Avenue, where police and medical personnel were called. Anita Crews, who works with Barnes, told Channel 9 she was shocked to hear about the attack “Just devastated, started crying,” said Crews. “Honestly, I wish it would’ve been me. I’d rather taken it than her.” Barnes suffered bruising to the face, arms and abdomen and was taken by ambulance to a local hospital. “You never know what’s going on internally but I think she’s going to survive. I think God’s going to take care of her. We’re trusting in him,” said Crews.

Dealership Charges Into The Future With Sleek New Look

Photo Credit: OUTLOOK PHOTO: JIM CLARK - Gresham Fords newly remodeled building features a stainless steel exterior, highlighted by the Ford Motor Companys new Trustmark entry arch design. Wills petitioned Ford to permit the use of local contractors and suppliers for the remodels architectural work and furnishings.

Ford requires its dealerships to remodel once a structural change occurs or, in the case of Gresham Ford, a relocation. Ford agreed to let us move in 2012 with the understanding we would bring the dealership up to their current standards, Wills said. The bones of this operation made it easier to be upgraded, so we only added minimal square footage to the tank room and the waiting room in the Quick Lane center. I think the biggest difference in our setup now is the Quick Lane. This is really like two businesses on the same property. Weve got the dealership, with sales and service, and a tire and light maintenance store that services all makes and models of cars. Thats what is significantly different since the remodel. Ford provided Wills with a comprehensive package for the remodel, detailing everything from a color palette and furnishings to the floor plan for where those furnishings were to be placed. Its a standard policy, Wills said, designed to provide a uniform appearance among all Ford dealerships and brand recognition with customers. But Wills is a strong advocate for supporting local businesses whenever possible. She found a way to marry the auto manufacturers stringent requirements with her passion by petitioning the Ford Motor Company to allow her to use products and view publisher site services from local companies. Of the 62 contractors and businesses involved in the dealerships remodel, nearly half were from the East County area. Axis Design Group and Dovetail Construction took the lead on the remodel, with Gresham resident and Axis Designs owner, Tim Brunner, well versed in the intricacies of working with auto manufacturers. Tim specializes in car dealership remodels, Wills said. He worked directly with Ford Motor Company and the Trustmark guidelines to create a completely remodeled dealership for Gresham Ford and our customers. They also wanted us to buy all our furniture and fixtures from a company in Michigan. I found local suppliers for those things and petitioned Ford to allow us to substitute those products to keep our dollars local. Members of the Gresham Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center and city dignitaries joined Wills for an official ribbon cutting Friday, Aug. 8, to kick off Gresham Fords month-long Extreme Makeover Celebration. The event also coincided with a formal announcement acknowledging the Gresham-based Mt. Hood Mustangs and Fords car clubs success in breaking two Guinness World Records in April. We were proud to be a sponsor of car clubs parade in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Mustang, Wills said. Their achievement shows that world class things can come from Gresham. Were looking forward to being a part of this community when the Mustang turns 100. More info: Who: Gresham Ford, 1999 E. Powell Blvd.

Brp’s Can-am Spyder Rt Is Three-wheeled Fun (pictures)

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In the UK you only need a regular driver’s license to drive the three-wheeled Can-Am Spyder. I took it for a spin.
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I’d never ridden a motorcycle before so this was a completely new experience to me.
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After only a few minutes, I was happy controlling it and I could take to the open road.
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The controls are simple: twist-handle throttle and foot-operated bakes.
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The RT model is setup as a grand tourer, with a more upright driving position and extra luggage space.
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Unlike some three-wheeled motorcycles, the body doesn’t roll in turns. The vehicle stays perfectly level, although leaning into the turns is recommended at speed.
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