Nissan ‘Rogue Dogue’ puts Fido first – and we love it!

first_imgTrending in Canada We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. RELATED TAGSNissanRogueSUVCUV / CrossoverAuto ShowsNew York Auto ShowNewsAutomotive ShowsCanadaCars and Car DesignCulture and LifestyleDennis McCarthyDogsDriving.caNew York International Auto ShowNissan Motor Co. Ltd.Nissan RoguePetsSUVs and Crossovers For some of us, dog ownership is much more than a “lifestyle choice;” they’re our family members. And while minivans cater to the families that drive (or basically, live in) them by installing vacuum cleaners, a zillion child-seat anchors and kid-oriented entertainment systems, it’s rare to find a vehicle that puts our canine friends in the front seat, so to speak.The one-off Nissan “Rogue Dogue” project – displayed at this year’s New York Auto Show – is probably the closest thing we’ve seen to the ideal dog-car, with built-in, no-spill food and water dispensers in the cargo area, a slide-away access ramp, a 360-degree shower with 10 gallon water reserve and integrated drying system, numerous harness clips and a list of other features that make this dog owner say WANT (and, sorry for yelling).But really, if you’re someone who judges every vehicle purchase by whether it suits your dog(s), err, family, you know what we’re talking about! SUV Review: 2017 Nissan Rogue SL Premium advertisement Built by the car coordinator for the Fast & Furious franchise – and, obviously, a dog lover – Dennis McCarthy thought of all the details, including a custom removable dog bed, side-wall-mounted poop bag dispenser, first aid kit and even “passive sideview mirror cameras” for recording Fido’s rear-window antics (because: dog videos!). Just when you thought the list was complete, don’t forget a dog-friendly second-row pass-through, protective dog hammock and removable pet partition, of course. Oh, and a vanity key fob – just because. ‹ Previous Next › COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Based on a 2017 Rogue SL with the top-level Platinum Reserve Interior Package, it’s also equipped with premium seating and all the features that have contributed to making this Nissan’s best-selling vehicle in Canada. But the dog-friendly features are what truly make this the perfect crossover, don’t you think?RELATED Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2The Nissan “Rogue Dogue” project vehicle debuts at the 2017 New York International Auto ShowHandout, Nissan Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2The Nissan “Rogue Dogue” project vehicle debuts at the 2017 New York International Auto ShowHandout, Nissan Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2The Nissan “Rogue Dogue” project vehicle debuts at the 2017 New York International Auto ShowHandout, Nissan Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2The integrated shower system in the Nissan Rogue Dogue one-off project vehicleHandout, Nissan Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2The Nissan “Rogue Dogue” project vehicle debuts at the 2017 New York International Auto ShowHandout, Nissan Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2The Nissan “Rogue Dogue” project vehicle debuts at the 2017 New York International Auto ShowHandout, Nissan Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2The rear cargo area includes heat vents for FidoHandout, Nissan Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2The Nissan “Rogue Dogue” project vehicle debuts at the 2017 New York International Auto Show Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan”last_img read more

Eric Lamaze’s Rolex Diary: Pre London

first_img SIGN UP Email* Horse Sport Enews Eric Lamaze talks about the weeks leading up to the 2012 London Olympics and his plans for the Games in his second Rolex Diary.What have your recent activities been?We just got back from Calgary and I spent last weekend in San Patrignano. Calgary was an opportunity for me to make a decision on which horse I was going to ride at the Olympics, by figuring out my horses’ mileage and so on, so that’s what I did for four weeks. It wasn’t an entirely smooth journey. I had a few problems towards the end. A young horse can get a little overwhelmed when jumping fences of that height. Also, the fences in Calgary take some adjusting to – they are wider in length and the poles are different. I think for my horse – Derly Chin De Muze – it got a bit much, so she backed off towards the end despite having arrived at Calgary on top form (she came second in the first round and was jumping very well). The second week was the US Olympic selection trial, where she only received one time fault and knocked one down, so things are going well. Although we had some trouble towards the end, the good news is we have had enough time to put things back together.I will be riding Derly in London. That decision is not solely mine; our chef d’équipe and selection committee have a big say in it, and it all came down to the fact that they saw more of Derly throughout the winter. We purchased Verdi just in time to make him eligible for the Olympics, but my team happens to be a bit more comfortable with Derly. By this point, I was very comfortable with both horses. When I say comfortable, they are both at different stages – I don’t know Verdi as well as I know Derly, but the latter is a year younger, which is a bit of a shame. This year has been about coming up with some new mounts, so these horses have had to step up to the plate a little earlier than was intended for them. I feel quite good about it though, I am looking forward to the Olympics.What is Derly Chin De Muze like as a character?She’s a great character, and never puts a foot wrong. Derly’s only nine-years-old, but she went everywhere from La Baule to Rome to Valencia to Florida and never did anything wrong until the third week at Calgary where she had a mishap in a combination. I am unsure as to whether she stumbled on the back side of the triple or something, but she went down, taking me with her. The third week set me back a little, though Derly pulled herself together and jumped a nice round in the final week. In the Grand Prix however, I had to stop going into the triple combination, which was a little alarming, but she jumped it the second time, so we were back on track.Derly’s normally very brave, and what happened in the last little bit is unusual for her. She’s extremely careful and very competitive so you can see a horse like that being a little shaken up by the mishap we had. The fact that she’s careful is what makes her so good, but with being careful comes being afraid of the fences sometimes, so she was a bit shaken up, but we’ve just got to get some confidence back into her.The London Games are a bit of a different situation than Beijing was for me. People ask if I am going there to defend my gold medal; if I were riding Hickstead, I would feel that way, but this year is different. I am going there to try to help my country win a medal. As far as my individual goal, I don’t want to be negative, but I think it would be a small miracle to make it to the podium, given everything that has happened. We were caught off guard with figuring all sorts of things out, so my mission for this year is helping my team make it to the podium and I think we have a good chance of that. The final round at the Olympics is similar to competing in a Grand Prix, where it goes back to zero, so anything can happen.Team Canada – how are they doing?Team Canada is doing good. Yann Candele is a reserve; Jill Henselwood has a bit of a funny horse – it can jump clear but it also has a temperament; Ian Millar’s horse took time off and only did two weeks at Calgary; and Tiffany Foster was also in San Patrignano, so she’s riding a lot. Tiffany’s on a fairly young horse of ten-years-old, so we’re trying to keep him confident and for her it’s a big experience, and she’s very excited about it. When you get so close to a big event, you have to be very careful of all the details so that nothing goes wrong.Who would you say is the individual to watch at the Olympics and which team do you think is going to do well?I think the Germans are the clear favourites, with Janne-Friederike Meyer, Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum, Marcus Ehning, and Christian Ahlmann making a strong team. As far as individuals, you’ve got to love Nick Skelton, who will be riding Big Star. I think he’s a clear favourite. After that, I think Steve Guerdat and Nino des Buissonnets will do well. I really like that horse, he’s careful and a good call for the Olympics.Will you be staying in the Olympic village or elsewhere?No, we will be staying in a hotel which is of walking distance from the Park, which I am happy about.When you’re in London and you’re settled, what does your schedule for the day entail?All the events are during the day, whereas in Beijing they were at night time. So it all depends on what order I go in, and I imagine there are close to 100 riders starting. If your show starts at 1:00pm and you’re first to go for your country, you’ve got a busy morning exercising your horse, whereas if you go towards the end of the day, you can plan it a little differently. I do think it is important not to veer off too much from your daily routine of going to the gym and so on.Who is Team Lamaze made up of?We have quite a large entourage in terms of people helping us on a daily basis. I brought in Brent Balisky who was actually Tiffany’s first coach, to help us out in Calgary up until the end of the Olympic Games. There is a lot to do, and he has been a big help as he is able to focus on things that I may not see. We have a team veterinarian as well as my own vet who look after the horses and will be there at the Olympics. My groom, Delphine Roustan, is obviously a key part of the team, who helps make everything work. That’s about all we can actually take to the venue Tags: Rolex, Eric Lamaze, 2012 London Olympic Games, Derly Chin de Muze, Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business.last_img read more

Utah teachers call for remote learning as virus cases surge

first_imgSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah’s largest teachers union has called for the governor to move all public secondary schools in high coronavirus transmission areas to remote learning. On Friday, the Utah Education Association also called for Republican Gov. Gary Herbert to suspend all extracurricular activities that can’t comply with social distancing guidelines as the state reported a single-day record of 17 COVID-19 deaths. The state recorded 2,987 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus. This brought the seven-day average of new daily cases to a record-breaking 2,033. The governor says he plans to announce additional policies to address the surge in the coming days.last_img read more

XLP updates

first_imgKhimji Ramdas managed Customs clearance, placing the unit on stools and beams, and securing permissions for onward transportation. The company also organised a jack and skid system to offload the transformer at the final project site.In New Zealand, XLP representative Freight Traders arranged the duty-free import of two Dillmec drilling rigs, as well as the mobilisation and demobilisation to various remote locations on the North Island.Once the drilling campaign was complete, Freight Traders coordinated the re-export of the rigs over two ship charters.Freight Traders exports a drilling rig at the Port of read more

RDC sells Central East African Railway stake

first_imgAFRICA: Railroad Development Corp has completed the sale of its stake in Nacala Corridor concessionaire Central East African Railway to Mozambican investment group Insitec, the Pittsburgh-based rail management and investment company announced on September 15. ‘The sale of our economic interests to local investors represents a major development in the evolution of the Nacala Corridor,’ said RDC Chairman Henry Posner III. ‘Having restructured and stabilised a patchwork of publicly-owned assets, the foreign investors have at this point created most of the value that we were in a position to achieve. This has ranged from equity investment and the arrangement of third-party debt financing to the streamlining and integration of the management of the infrastructure involved. Full integration of the Nacala Corridor into the local private sector represents the next logical step.’ The sale and past payments ‘represent a significant return on our investment’ said RDC President and CEAR Chairman Bob Pietrandrea. ‘We have demonstrated that value and liquidity have been created in a difficult environment. This transaction will help to bolster RDC’s ‘war chest’ for future opportunities in Africa, and comes at a strategic time as economic opportunities on the continent, which have been perceived as challenging to say the least, are likely to come from both increased interest in concessioning and the inevitable restructuring of some existing concessions.’last_img read more

The change of coach did not help, Messi wants to leave…

first_imgStupidity.It’s one thing that Messi will leave one day, and that’s probably clear to everyone, but another thing at what point.Messi is still the best player in the world, and if the coach assigns him a fixed position, he will be the best (not when he has to get everything) and for this reason, leaving does not make sense.Furthermore, it is necessary to start making some big changes gradually and not in one summer when they would leave Suarez, Rakitič, Vidal, Sergio, Pique, Roberto, Alba, Umtiti and Messi.It would be such an intervention in the team, where we would regularly play next season for LM, without a chance for the title and we could really get to the AC level.Messi has to stay here for a while longer, to be present when the team is generally rejuvenated and changed. He can still decide matches on his own, and when the juniors start showing that they are able to take responsibility, they can go because, then it will make sense. Van de beek, Puig (Coutinho, Pjanič, Sergio) Dembele, Lautaro, Messi (Fati, Trincao and someone) -ideal.Likewise, I would keep Pique and Sergio this year, saying that they will not have a certain basis, but they still have something to offer the team and younger players.Likewise, the economic impact of his salary is not really that bad, as he, like Messi, brings a huge amount of money to Barcelona.And most importantly, everyone must realize that this is not just an absolute world star of the Ronald tip, etc .. will be and for the next generation the greatest club legend ever. Such a player should not leave after such a match with Bayern a le as well as Xavi or Iniesta with the title in handlast_img read more