Trump signs executive order to reform US police

first_img“Americans believe we must support the brave men and women in blue who police our streets and keep us safe,” Trump said today. (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: Trump signs executive order to reform US police (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: Trump signs executive order to reform US police The executive order also encourages police departments to employ the latest standards for use of force, and add social workers to responses to non-violent cases involving drug addiction and homelessness. The executive order follows weeks of protests by activists against racism and police brutality, prompted by the killing of George Floyd by an officer in Minneapolis last month. A number of US cities have proposed more radical reforms, including in Minneapolis where some officials revealed plans to defund and dismantle the police department. “Americans also believe we must improve accountability, increase transparency and invest more resources in police training, recruiting and community engagement.” Tuesday 16 June 2020 6:50 pm “Americans want law and order, they demand law and order,” Trump said at a ceremony before the signing. However he reiterated his opposition to “radical and dangerous” calls by protesters for the dismantling and defunding of police forces. In previous public comments and on Twitter, Trump has called for crackdowns on protesters and emphasised a forceful and militarised response to the social unrest. Democrats want to allow victims of misconduct and their families to sue police, while Republicans are pushing to reduce job protections for members of law enforcement unions. The two sides also are at odds over a Democratic proposal to ban police chokeholds. Share Republicans and Democrats are currently split on how best to legislate change within the police force, ahead of the upcoming presidential election on 3 November. (AFP via Getty Images) (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: Trump signs executive order to reform US police whatsapp Trump signs executive order to reform US police US President Donald Trump has today signed an executive order pledging to reform the police, aimed at improving law enforcement practices amid widespread backlash. Federal grants will be offered to states to improve police practices, including the creation of a database to track abuses by officers and improved information sharing so that officers with poor records are not hired without their background being known. whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Emily Nicolle by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorBleacherBreaker4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!BleacherBreakerNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableybonvoyaged.comTotal Jerks: These Stars Are Horrible People.bonvoyaged.comBeach RaiderMom Belly Keeps Growing, Doctor Sees Scan And Calls CopsBeach RaiderJustPerfact USAMan Decides to File for Divorce After Taking a Closer Look at This Photo!   JustPerfact USA More From Our Partners Sidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comlast_img read more

‘Prolonged disruption’ expected on GWR and LNER as cracks found on trains

first_imgThe Department for Transport said in a statement today that cracks had been found in the chassis of some of the trains during routine safety checks. ‘Prolonged disruption’ expected on GWR and LNER as cracks found on trains whatsapp Stefan Boscia Other train networks affected are Hull Trains and the TransPennine Express. Hitachi trains have been taken off the network for companies like Great Western Railway (GWR) and the London North Eastern Railway (LNER), with significant disruptions now expected. Share The new deals are the first to be announced under the new rail system. (Getty Images) Also Read: ‘Prolonged disruption’ expected on GWR and LNER as cracks found on trains Rail minister Chris Heaton-Harris said the cracks were found early this morning and that the trains involved will “undergo full and rigorous checks”. The new deals are the first to be announced under the new rail system. (Getty Images) Saturday 8 May 2021 5:32 pmcenter_img Heaton-Harris added: “Hitachi are working to complete these strict precautionary checks. Trains will be returned to service as quickly as possible once they are fully approved as safe by the manufacturer.” “I’ve asked operators to ensure extra staff are on hand to help people complete their journeys safely, to increase their communications with passengers, and to make information on refunds and compensation clear.” whatsapp The new deals are the first to be announced under the new rail system. (Getty Images) Also Read: ‘Prolonged disruption’ expected on GWR and LNER as cracks found on trains The department said “disruption is likely for a prolonged period”, particularly on GWR journeys. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBleacherBreaker41 Old Toys That Are Worth More Than Your HouseBleacherBreakerDaily Funny40 Brilliant Life Hacks Nobody Told You AboutDaily FunnyFactableAluminum Foil Uses You’ll Want to KnowFactableAll Things Auto | Search AdsNew Cadillac’s Finally On SaleAll Things Auto | Search AdsPast Factory”Waltons” Actress Says Magazine Ended Her CareerPast FactoryBrake For It40 New Features In The 2021 Ford BroncoBrake For ItDrivepedia30+ Funny Photos Of Car Owners Having A Rough DayDrivepediaLivestlyPlugs Have These Two Holes At The End, Here’s WhyLivestlyMoneyWise.comMechanics Say You Should Avoid These Cars In 2021  MoneyWise.com “I share the frustration of passengers who are experiencing significant disruption, and would ask people whose journeys are affected to check before travelling,” he read. Show Comments ▼last_img read more

Federal judge temporarily blocks aid to Alaska Native corporations

first_imgAlaska Native Corporations | Alaska Native Government & Policy | Coronavirus | Federal GovernmentFederal judge temporarily blocks aid to Alaska Native corporationsApril 28, 2020 by Andrew Kitchenman, KTOO and Alaska Public Media Share:Alaska Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan photographed in 2015. On Monday, Murkowski and Sullivan said they were disappointed that U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia Judge Amit Mehta temporarily blocked the federal government from paying CARES Act fund to Alaska Native corporations.  (Photo by Mikko Wilson/KTOO)A federal judge temporarily blocked the federal government from paying CARES Act funding to Alaska Native corporations. U.S. District Court Judge Amit Mehta issued an order finding that the tribes that sued to block the money from being paid to regional or village corporations were likely to win. The lawsuit was filed by tribes in the Lower 48 and Alaska. They argue that the corporations don’t meet the federal definitions of “Indian Tribe” or “Tribal government.” Alaska’s U.S. senators said they’re disappointed. Sen. Lisa Murkowski said the state’s delegation worked to ensure the federal law used a definition of tribes that included the corporations.   “This is not an issue of governance,” she said. “This is an issue of making sure that those costs that have been incurred on the benefit and for the behalf of Alaska Natives — to cover those related costs to the coronavirus — can be reimbursed.”And Sen. Dan Sullivan said the corporations have missions mandated by the federal government beyond those of other corporations. “This definition was mandated by Congress, and I hope the district court gives as much attention to the ANCs as it does to some of the Lower 48 tribes who brought this lawsuit, lawsuits that have, you know, billion-dollar casino operations that no one seems to be paying much attention to,” he said.The senators spoke about the issue during Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s nightly COVID-19 news briefing.The judge only granted part of what the tribes were looking for. He didn’t order the government to pay out all of the money that’s being disputed to the tribes.Watch: Sens. Murkowski, Sullivan join Gov. Dunleavy for COVID-19 briefingShare this story:last_img read more

Sen. Sullivan meets with Trump’s nominee to Supreme Court

first_imgFederal GovernmentSen. Sullivan meets with Trump’s nominee to Supreme CourtOctober 1, 2020 by Liz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media Share:Sen. Dan Sullivan met with Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett at the U.S. Senate (Screengrab from YouTube)U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan met with Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett and came away impressed.“Let me begin by congratulating you,” he said in a video the senator’s office posted on YouTube. “You have a very impressive background.”Sullivan later said he spoke to the nominee about laws and court decisions concerning Alaska land use, and about gun-owner rights.“She is a strong, strong defender of the Second Amendment,” Sullivan said in a second video.Senate Republicans seem to be on track to confirm Barrett for the seat that was Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s.Sullivan, like most of his Republican colleagues, supports taking up the nomination now, in an election year. He opposed it in 2016, when Democrat Barack Obama was president, citing the principle that voters should weigh in first.“Alaskans, like all Americans, are in the midst of an important national election. The next Supreme Court justice could fundamentally change the direction of the Court for years to come,” Sullivan said in a 2016 press release. “Alaskans deserve to have a voice in that direction through their vote, and we will ensure that they have one.”Sullivan added more details last week when he explained the election year principle.“The historical precedent and principle of an election year nomination to the Supreme Court, dating back to the founding of our republic, is that the Senate has generally confirmed a President’s nominee from its own party and not confirmed one from the opposing party,” Sullivan said in a Sept. 22 press release.Share this story:last_img read more

July Budget 2015: Can you tell the difference between George Osborne and Gordon Brown?

first_imgIt’s Budget day again today- and if it all seems a bit repetitive to you, spare a thought for George Osborne, who will be enduring his twelfth. Although, admittedly, it’ll be the first time he hasn’t had another party to please. But are they really all the same at heart? We’ve trawled through George Osborne and Gordon Brown’s first-ever Budget speeches – that’s in 1997 for Brown, and 2010 for Osborne – to see whether their policies are poles apart or surprisingly similar. Yes, they’re from opposite ends of the political spectrum – but can you tell the difference between Osborne’s oratory and Brown’s blustering? Take our quiz below.[quiz id=”20″] More From Our Partners Institutional Investors Turn To Options to Bet Against AMCvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgWhite House Again Downplays Fourth Possible Coronvirus Checkvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org July Budget 2015: Can you tell the difference between George Osborne and Gordon Brown? whatsapp Wednesday 8 July 2015 5:09 am Share whatsapp Show Comments ▼ James Nickerson Tags: George Osborne July Budget 2015 Peoplelast_img read more

Knockbeg Junior Footballers make great start to South Leinster Championship

first_img Facebook Twitter Home Sport GAA Knockbeg Junior Footballers make great start to South Leinster Championship SportGAA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Knockbeg Junior Footballers make great start to South Leinster Championship WhatsApp Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory GAA GAA GAA Twitter Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin WhatsApp TAGSGaelic FootballKnockbeg Facebook Pinterest Knockbeg 2-14 St Peters 2-4Junior Football ‘A’ South Leinster Championship Round 1Knockbeg Junior Footballers got their South Leinster championship campaign off to a commanding start with a win against a strong St Peter’s side played in Eire Og GAA.Although the rain was able to hold off for the duration of the game, the pitch was very heavy and quite difficult to play on.Some might have thought this would have hindered Knockbeg’s game plan but Oisin Doyle was able to win the throw up and go down the field for a score instantaneously.St Peters were able to win the resulting kickout and move up the field.After some patient play by St Peters, they were able to capitalise on a free conceded by the Knockbeg defence.This brought the game back to level terms. After some ill-discipline by the Wexford side, Conall Bergin was able to kick-off his scoring tally, knocking over two frees both inside the 21.Knockbeg began to dominate with a point from Oisin Hooney.Kyle Nolan was dragged down in the large rectangle and Conall Bergin was able to convert the penalty. Jack Doyle added another point with Oisin Doyle scoring 1-1 within 3 minutes.St Peters were able to get another point before half time from a free leaving the score at 2-6 to 0-2 in favour of the home side.The second half started off similar to the first with Oisin Hooney scoring within the first minute of the restart.St Peters worked the ball well up the field and would have scored a goal only for an excellent save from Oisin Ramsbottom to tap it over the bar for a peters score.Conall Bergin was able to add 2 more points from frees and 1 point from open play while Michéal Downey was able to turn his man and add another to Knockbeg’s cause.Although Knockbeg were dominating most aspects of the game, St Peters were able to cash in on some defensive mistakes, scoring 2 goals in 2 minutes.This gave them some hope leading into the last 15 minutes of the game but Conall Bergin was able to add to his personal tally to 1-6 on the day and put Knockbeg into a good position going down the home stretch.Good points by Conor Bowe and Oisin Nolan secured Knockbeg a hard-earned win.They will face Good Counsel in their final group game in the coming weeks for a place in the knock-out phase.KNOCKBEG: Oisin Ramsbottom (Timahoe), Fiach Brennan (Palatine), Fergus Langton (Barrowhouse), Sean McDonald (Stradbally), Jack Byrne (Graiguecullen), Oisin Nolan (Castledermot), Jesse McEvoy (Ballylinan), Aodhan Lowry (Arles-Kilcruise), Oisin Doyle (Clonmore), Kyle Nolan (Eire Og), Oisin Hooney (St. Joseph’s), Conor Bowe (Palatine), Jack Doyle (Palatine), Micheal Downey (Ballylinan), Conall Bergin (Grangenolvin). Subs: Ruairi Scully (Athy), Oran O’Callaghan (Coolkenno), Lee Shannon (Palatine)SEE ALSO – Tributes flow in as Portlaoise footballer Bruno McCormack announces retirement By LaoisToday Reporter – 3rd December 2019 Pinterest Previous articleDeaths in Laois – Tuesday, December 3, 2019Next articleToyota Camry through the years – and new model available in Des Hughes Motors LaoisToday Reporter last_img read more

Shaw Says IMF Talks “Going Nicely”

first_imgAdvertisements RelatedShaw Says IMF Talks “Going Nicely” RelatedShaw Says IMF Talks “Going Nicely” Shaw Says IMF Talks “Going Nicely” Finance & Public ServiceNovember 25, 2009center_img RelatedShaw Says IMF Talks “Going Nicely” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Hon Audley Shaw, says he is optimistic that the Government will successfully negotiate the US$1.2 billion standby facility it is seeking with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).The facility has become necessary in the face of a fall-off of some US$1billion in the Government’s revenues, consequent on the global economic downturn and its impact on key foreign exchange earners such as bauxite/alumina and remittances.Addressing the 15th annual International Development Partners (IDP) retreat at the Morgan’s Harbour Hotel, Port Royal in Kingston, on Tuesday (November 24), Mr. Shaw said the Ministry was in the “final stages” of preparing the Letter of Intent, which will form the basis for a formal agreement.“I don’t want to be preemptive of the internal processes of the IMF. They have their own bureaucracy, in terms of how they pass the Letter of Intent through the system to the ultimate approval. Let’s just say it’s going nicely, and they themselves have issued two statements to say that we are making good progress, and what I can now say to you is that, we are making even better progress,” the Finance Minister assured.Alluding to fears regarding the attendant conditionalities, as well as questions regarding the timeline for finalising the negotiations, Mr. Shaw pointed to the administration’s commitment to performance-based loans.“We have put in place ambitious targets, self-imposed, by the way, for fiscal responsibility, for placing limits on our debts to GDP ratios, placing limits on our fiscal deficit targets, imposing very important plans,” he said.However, Mr. Shaw said that, despite his confidence, he would not give a timeline for completion of the negotiations.“I’m not going to do that, except to say that I am confident as Minister of Finance. So confident that we will have an IMF agreement that my job could very well rest on that kind of confidence,” he stated.The IDP comprises international donor agencies that primarily have offices in Jamaica. These include: the United States Agency for International Development (USAID); United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and the World Bank.The retreat is being held November 24 and 25, and aims to promote frank and fruitful discussions among members of the global donor community, in order to facilitate consensus on a cogent and co-ordinated approach to Jamaica.last_img read more

Vital Funding For Business Chambers And Trader Groups

first_imgVital Funding For Business Chambers And Trader Groups VIC PremierThe Andrews Labor Government is supporting small businesses, micro-businesses and sole traders across Victoria with grants provided to local business chambers and trader groups.Minister for Small Business Jaala Pulford said 182 business chambers and trader groups have received $4.15 million through the Grants for Business Chambers and Trader Groups program to support local businesses.The Mordialloc Traders Association will encourage their community to shop and eat locally, boosting small businesses in their vibrant shopping centre.The Greater Dandenong Chamber of Commerce will launch a COVID Recover program aimed at its multicultural and diverse business community to assist businesses’ reopening and boost their local economy.Tourism Greater Geelong and the Bellarine will launch a major redevelopment of their website enabling more effective communication, support and insights to be delivered to tourism operators in the region.The program provides grants of $10,000, $20,000 or $50,000 to business chambers and trader groups across Victoria to support their local business community’s recovery and further applications are being assessed.The Grants for Business Chambers and Trader Groups program is part of more than $7 billion in direct economic support provided by the Labor Government to Victorian businesses and workers to help them weather the storm of the pandemic.Some $2.6 billion in funding has supported more than 130,000 small and medium businesses to date through the Business Support Fund while $87.5 million has been provided to support hospitality businesses prepare for COVID Normal.For more information about the Grants for Business Chambers and Trader Groups program, visit business.vic.gov.au/businesschambers.As stated by Minister for Small Business Jaala Pulford“Business chambers and trader groups play a vital role in supporting their local business communities and that’s why we are supporting them.”“Chambers have played a lead role in our small business mental health initiative and the proposals put forward by groups under this program will also make a real difference to businesses and their workers.” /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Andrews, AusPol, Australia, Bellarine, business, communication, community, Dandenong, Economy, Geelong, Government, mental health, Minister, Small Business, tourism, Victoria, weather, websitelast_img read more

Minister Garneau Speaks with Lebanon’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Charbel Wehbe

first_imgMinister Garneau Speaks with Lebanon’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Charbel Wehbe From: Global Affairs CanadaReadoutMinister Garneau had his initial call with Minister Wehbe, where he reaffirmed Canada’s exceptional people-to-people ties with Lebanon. The Minister thanked his counterpart for Lebanon’s support of the Declaration on Press Freedom and the Canadian-led Declaration Against Arbitrary Detention. He also underscored Canada’s unwavering support of the people of Lebanon.The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today spoke with Charbel Wehbe, Lebanon’s Minister of Foreign Affairs.Minister Garneau had his initial call with Minister Wehbe, where he reaffirmed Canada’s exceptional people-to-people ties with Lebanon. The Minister thanked his counterpart for Lebanon’s support of the Declaration on Press Freedom and the Canadian-led Declaration Against Arbitrary Detention. He also underscored Canada’s unwavering support of the people of Lebanon.The two Ministers discussed the ongoing political and economic crises currently facing Lebanon and their dire effects on the Lebanese people. Minister Garneau reiterated Canada’s desire that Lebanon forms a new government without delay to implement the necessary reforms and respond to the aspiration of the Lebanese people. He also emphasized the vital importance of holding Lebanon’s next round of national elections as scheduled in 2022.Minister Wehbe thanked Canada for its steadfast support of Lebanon and its contribution of $30 million to assist with the aftermath of the devastating Beirut explosion. Minister Garneau reasserted the importance of achieving justice for the victims of this tragedy though a credible and transparent investigation. Minister Garneau also called for a credible, impartial and independent investigation into the assassination of Lokman Slim.Minister Garneau committed to continue to collaborate and work with Lebanon to achieve greater peace and stability for the Lebanese people and the region. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:assassination, Beirut, Canada, detention, election, explosion, Foreign Affairs, Government, investigation, justice, lebanon, Minister, presslast_img read more

Top reasons insurance won’t cover you in a crash

first_img At US$2.1M, this 2020 Toyota Supra set the record for priciest Japanese car at auctionCreated with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2The first 2020 Toyota Supra crossing the auction block at Barrett-Jackson Handout / Toyota Derek McNaughton Welcome to our round-up of the biggest breaking stories on Driving.ca from this past week. Get caught up and ready to get on with the weekend, because it’s hard keeping pace in a digital traffic jam.Here’s what you missed while you were away. Dodge has decided to update the Challenger by replacing its V8 engine with something a little less thirsty for a non-renewable resource. “The reality is those platforms and that technology we used does need to move on,” Fiat Chrysler CEO Mike Manley told The Detroit News. “They can’t exist as you get into the middle-2020s.” So what’ll it be under the hood of Dodge’s legendary muscle car? If you believe the rumours, it could be Chrysler’s Pentastar V6 linked to twin turbos and an electric motor, or, at the base level, a 2.0-litre turbo-four with a 48-volt electrical system. Sorry, purists.  Watch Montreal off-road enthusiasts tow a city bus up an icy hillIn what is easily the most Canadian automotive news story of the week, a group of Good Samaritans in Montreal recently came to the rescue of a city bus by towing it up an icy hill. Rumoured to be members of a local off-roading club, the drivers of the kitted-out Jeep, Toyota 4Runner and Toyota Sequoia showed up, linked their vehicles together and to the bus and let ‘er rip! Currently, the smallest and most affordable pickup truck you can purchase from Ford is the new Ranger. But that’s about to change, according to Jim Farley, Ford’s president of global markets, who recently confirmed, if indirectly, the automaker would be putting out new truck nameplates “below where we compete today.” The new unibody truck, rumoured to be based on the Focus, has yet to be officially announced, but will likely reach roads in 2022. Will no one attempt to outfit the Ford GT with a V8? John Hennessey sure won’t Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Catching the Ford GT at an auto show is always a treat Trending Videos There were a few multi-million-dollar vehicles up on the charity auction block at the annual Barrett-Jackson event last weekend, including a US$1.1-million 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 (which the event’s CEO Craig Jackson picked up for himself) and a US$2.5-million Ford GT Heritage Edition supercar. But the most noteworthy sale was of a 2020 Toyota Supra, which went for a healthy US$2.1 million. The weekend event moved 16 cars for charity, raising a total of US$9.6 million, more than any other single Barrett-Jackson event. Ford will build a compact unibody truck to fit under the Ranger in its lineupCreated with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22019 Ford Ranger advertisement There’s a good amount of tire-spinning in the video, but eventually the three 4X4 SUVs manage to extricate the bus from its frictionless position at the bottom of the hill. Kudos to them, and to the person who filmed the effort. See More Videos COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Buy It! 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But he refuses to attempt to V8-ify it, despite being perhaps the most qualified individual in the world for the feat. Simply, it is his “qualified opinion” that such a powerplant would not fit. “If a customer came to me with a bag of a million dollars and said, ‘Would you put a V8 in the back of my Ford GT?’ I won’t do it,” he said. Alright, John, fine—you just tell us how much cash to put in that bag…The next-gen Challenger will trade V8 for hybrid powerCreated with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 The first 2020 Toyota Supra crossing the auction block at Barrett-Jackson  Handout / Barrett-Jackson last_img read more