Orders for new 2021 Ford F-150 could open June, according to reports

first_img Trending Videos PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca The 2021 F-150 was supposed to go on sale May 11, according to their report, but will now be made available June 15. Leaked images show interior of 2021 Ford F-150Production at Ford’s Dearborn, Michigan facility will start September 28 instead of August 17, apparently, with the Kansas City plant kicking in October 26, and not September 14 as originally scheduled. SHARE STORY The new 2021 Ford F-150 pickup could start production at the end of September, with dealers opening up order books mid-June, if new reports can be believed.We should have had a lot more concrete information about the long-awaited truck by now, but factory shutdowns have pushed down everything revolving around new vehicle launches by over a month. If this is indeed the case, we won’t have to wait long to find out everything there is to know about the upcoming truck. But if you want to review what we think we should expect, dig our roundup on the 2021 Ford F-150. RELATED The 2021 Ford F-150: What we know, think we know and are just guessing at RELATED TAGSF-150FordPickup TruckNon-LuxuryNew VehiclesNon-Luxury Nevertheless, some details seem to be seeping through the cracks, with an admin of the F150Gen14 forum recently posting some “Official Order & Production Dates” they’d intercepted. We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever See More Videoslast_img read more

Senator Chuck Schumer Reaffirms Support for Save Our Stages Act to Provide $10B to Broadway Industry

first_img View Comments Chuck Schumer (Getty) New York Senator Chuck Schumer partnered with the Broadway League on September 18 to renew the call for the Save Our Stages Act, a $10B bipartisan bill that would provide federal aid to the Broadway industry, which is shutdown for the remainder of 2020 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Act would provide grants of up to $12 million to eligible live venue operators, producers, promoters, or talent representatives to help cover six months of operating expenses and offset the economic impact of COVID-19. The grants could be used for payroll costs, rent, mortgage, utilities, and personal protective equipment, among other needs.“Today we are fighting hard to keep stages alive, stories told and shows going on,” Schumer said at the outdoor press conference in Times Square. “The Big Apple’s live venues are the lifeblood of New York… our pulse and energy. Every one of them, from the large stages of Broadway to the small venues in Brooklyn could go under if they don’t get help. Why? Very simple: these venues were the first to close under COVID and will be the last to open.”Disney Theatrical Group president and Broadway League Chairman of the Board Thomas Schumacher, Tony winner Laura Benanti and more were also present to voice their support of the bill.Broadway League President Charlotte St. Martin took the podium after Schumer saying, “The Broadway League is working to restart the industry, but we simply can’t do it by flipping on a lightswitch.” St. Martin went on explain that with the help of the Save Our Stages Act, funding could be provided for rehearsals, the refurbishment of venues and more.last_img read more

Think you’re immune to video-game violence? Think again

first_imgUSA Today:Wonder what could be so enticing that people globally spend 3 billion hours every week doing it?Try video games, that great electronic escape where virtual characters take over the story lines and real-world problems feel far away. As popularity of these games continues to grow, scientists are examining what compels people to invest so much time in fictitious worlds — and whether outcomes of these games have any relevance to reality.Some studies suggest that playing electronic games provides a form of stress relief; other research cites the social aspect of gaming with friends as a major benefit. And a recent study by Andrew Przybylski, a researcher at the University of Essex in England, finds that a least part of the attraction is the chance to explore aspects of our “ideal selves” in a make-believe world without consequences.…“We just finished a major review of studies, looking at 381 effects of violent video games in over 130,000 people,” says Brad Bushman, a professor of communication and psychology at Ohio State University. “We found that violent video games unmistakably raised levels of aggression and heart rate, and decreased feelings of compassion toward others.”Adding to the concern over violent games: A study in the Feb. 4 issue of the journal Psychological Science found a correlation between the type of character people chose to play and their behavior immediately following the session. Assuming the role of a virtual villain, for instance, prompted players to treat people in negative ways after the game concluded, according to study co-author Patrick Vargas, a professor of psychology at University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign. Meanwhile, those who played the virtual hero acted more generously toward others in a post-game setting.Read the whole story: USA Today More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more