Karma Automotive introduces Revero GT Sports and Performance Packages

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Karma Automotive introduces Revero GT Sports and Performance Packages

Although Karma Automotive is busy working on numerous electric vehicle projects, the company announced this week a new batch of options for its Revero GT plug-in hybrid. On 2020 models, customers will have the choice to upgrade the GT’s capabilities and aesthetic with a Sports Package or a Performance Package. The Revero GT, which was originally born as the Fisker Karma back in the day, is a rear-wheel-drive luxury performance sedan with a plug-in hybrid powertrain. It features a 28-kWh nickel-manganese-cobalt lithium-ion battery pack, two electric motors, and a BMW i8-sourced three-cylinder that acts as a generator. Karma says it has 536 horsepower and 550 lb-ft of torque. The Revero GT can run in pure electric mode for 80 miles and has a total range of 360 miles. The Sports and Performance Packages offer the same performance upgrades but with different looks. The Performance package stays undercover with virtually no […]

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When imposter syndrome becomes incompatible with the profession of medicine

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When imposter syndrome becomes incompatible with the profession of medicine

When people ask me what A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara is about, I have trouble describing it beyond the story of a young man named Jude with a horrific past and his relationships with the people he meets in college. The heart of the story lies not in the plot but in the connections that Jude makes with his friends, professors, and colleagues. Jude has a traumatic childhood that gradually reveals itself throughout the book, some of it so heartbreaking that I had to skim through certain sections. What really stuck out to me, though, as a medical student, was the feeling of inadequacy. Jude’s abusive past leads him to fundamentally believe he is undeserving of love. He struggles to understand why his classmates want to be his friends and why his teachers find him brilliant. His disbelief continues for the rest of his life, through his time in law […]

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Trump again threatens tariffs on European cars, this time over lobsters

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Trump again threatens tariffs on European cars, this time over lobsters

BANGOR, Maine — U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday threatened to impose tariffs on European Union cars if the bloc does not drop its tariff on American lobsters, naming White House trade adviser Peter Navarro the “lobster king” in charge of talks. Trump, speaking at an event with commercial fishermen, also asked Navarro to identify Chinese products to hit with tariffs unless Beijing dropped its duties on American lobsters. “If the European Union doesn’t drop that tariff immediately, we’re going to put a tariff on their cars, which will be equivalent,” Trump said. “Peter Navarro is going to be the lobster king now,” he added after putting the adviser in charge of talks, promising the fishermen the tariffs on American lobsters would be dropped quickly by the EU. No comment was immediately available from the U.S. Trade Representative’s office or the EU’s delegation in Washington. The Chinese embassy had no […]

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Coronavirus fears will influence car design, according to Kia

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Coronavirus fears will influence car design, according to Kia

Shared and connected, the toaster-shaped concepts paraded in front of CES attendees each year look like rolling germ incubators in a year marred by a global pandemic. Digitally hitching a ride with four or five perfect strangers suddenly seems like a good way to get sick, and one of Kia’s top executives argued that, in the coming years, automakers will need to rethink the way they design car interiors to address the public’s lingering fears. “We’re going to have talks with psychologists and anthropologists to really understand how the public’s psyche is going to be in the future. There are things we’ve already been talking about: Can we have anti-viral coatings in our interiors? Can you use temperature or ultraviolet light to sanitize surfaces? These are things we will have to talk about rather soon,” affirmed Karim Habib, Kia’s design chief, during an interview with British magazine Car. He brought […]

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Empathy is a crucial component when working with older adults [PODCAST]

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Empathy is a crucial component when working with older adults [PODCAST]

The Podcast by KevinMD | Podcast | June 5, 2020 “Empathy is more than just loving an elderly loved one. It is more than simply making the decision we may feel is best for our loved one. Empathy is different from sympathy. Empathy means putting ourselves in someone else’s shoes and making an informed decision. Empathy is seeing through our loved ones’ eyes, hearing through her ears, feeling her emotions, and thinking about her thoughts. It requires internalizing her feelings and acting accordingly. It is a crucial component when working with older adults.” Mahesh Moolani is an internal medicine physician and author of Tough Decisions In Care Of Elderly Loved Ones (A guide for caregivers). He shares his story and discusses his KevinMD article, “Empathy is a crucial component when working with older adults.” Hosted by Kevin Pho, MD, The Podcast by KevinMD shares the stories of the many who intersect with […]

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The Best New Car Deals: June 2020

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The Best New Car Deals: June 2020

slide-2238895 Best deals on brand-new carsNew car sales have been drastically affected by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Still, leases end, accidents happen and dealerships across the United States are working hard to keep up with the needs of their customers. Using data provided by TrueCar.com, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best automotive deals for June. We’ve noted the original MSRP, the average transaction price, and the total savings in dollars and as a percentage of the original sticker price. Basically, we’ve done all the hard work for you! So now, all you need do is compare deals, go on a few test drives, and maybe drive away in a great car (and an even better bargain). Note that the list descends from the biggest discount by percentage and includes vehicles from the 2019 model year. Last updated June 2020 slide-2230134 2019 Alfa Romeo StelvioMSRP $44,341Average transaction: $37,721Discount: […]

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D.C. mayor paints ‘Black Lives Matter’ on street for Trump to see

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D.C. mayor paints ‘Black Lives Matter’ on street for Trump to see

WASHINGTON — The mayor of Washington, D.C., had the slogan “Black Lives Matter” painted in massive yellow letters on a street leading to the White House on Friday in tribute to victims of police brutality as she sparred with U.S. President Donald Trump. Mayor Muriel Bowser’s defiant message came as tensions remained high across the nation over the death of a black man, George Floyd, in Minneapolis police custody nearly two weeks ago, prompting political leaders in that city and elsewhere to announce new restrictions on law enforcement. “Breonna Taylor, on your birthday, let us stand with determination,” Bowser, a Democrat, wrote on Twitter in reference to a 26-year-old black woman who was shot dead by Louisville, Kentucky, police in March. “Determination to make America the land it ought to be.” Bowser and Trump are at odds over the president’s use of federal law enforcement agencies and military police to […]

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A subtle change in the parents at a pediatric clinic

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A subtle change in the parents at a pediatric clinic

Currently, we are in a transition time. Many of us are still healing from the shock brought on by the beginning days of the COVID crisis. While it has been nice to enjoy the warmer weather both from a distance but also amongst friends given the lifting of many social restrictions, life still does not seem “normal.” As human beings, we adapt to our surroundings, and all of us are struggling with adapting to our “new normal.” Even though we are experiencing it together, adaptation means something different for everyone. In our case, we have particularly noted a subtle change in the parents we see at our clinic. We have the privilege to work at a clinic that serves a large number (in fact, over 50 percent of our patients) of families who recently came to the U.S. They each have unique stories, but many of them immigrated for social […]

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The Autoblog Show episode five takes us around the world in camper vans

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The Autoblog Show episode five takes us around the world in camper vans

The Autoblog Show will return to Fios TV this Sunday with its fifth episode, this time featuring the ever-popular camper van.  First, Senior Producer Christopher McGraw travels to Seattle, Washington, where he meets up with Consumer Editor Jeremy Korzeniewski and takes a trip to Deception Pass in Jeremy’s personal recreation vehicle, a 1975 high-roof VW van. Then, Christopher travels to the land of ice and fire, Iceland, to drive around the island country in a Renault Trafic camper van. Things take a turn for the worse when the van breaks down and he and Producer Alex Malburg are forced to sleep on the side of the road. Finally we head to the shores of California where surf mogul Martin Squires talks about the role that his VW van played in his surf life and his desire to have the VW California hit the North American shores. Watch “The Autoblog Show” […]

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Restaurant Employment Rises 21.9% in May; Trump Will Sign PPP Flexibility Act

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Restaurant Employment Rises 21.9% in May; Trump Will Sign PPP Flexibility Act

Written by Aaron WiseFriday, June 5, 2020 at 11:28am EDT The May jobs report beat everyone’s expectations at 8:30am EDT this morning. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) national unemployment rate for May was 13.3%, nearly one third better than analysts’ estimate of 19.1%. Average weekly hours also beat estimates at 34.7 versus the 34.4 estimate. As of the time of writing, the Dow has rallied a staggering 3.7% since BLS released its report three hours ago. Employment in restaurants increased a stunning 21.93% in May versus April. These food service and drinking places added 1,370,600 jobs in May, paying an average current wage of $13.36 per hour. Restaurants are thereby responsible for over half of May’s total 2,509,000 U.S. jobs gains. “They thought the number would be a loss of 9 million jobs, but the gain was actually 3 million jobs, it’s incredible,” remarked President Trump this morning […]

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