Honda Passport Ridgeline get offroad accessories for Overland Expo

first_img More From Roadshow 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Enlarge ImageHonda worked closely with California-based Jsport on this project vehicle. Honda To show off how the two models could be customized for adventures away from the pavement, Honda on Thursday revealed two “Adventure Lifestyle Project” vehicles. The Honda Passport crossover and Honda Ridgeline pickup truck will be showcased at the 2019 Overland Expo West in Flagstaff, Arizona.Like Nissan’s modified Frontier, the two Adventure Lifestyle Project vehicles take aim at the overlanding crowd — folks who enjoy long journeys over unpaved terrain. With both the Passport and Ridgeline offering all-wheel drive and good amounts of ground clearance from the factory — up to 8.1 and 7.9 inches, respectively — Honda suggests they’re both “off-road ready.” These concept models are thus intended to appeal to buyers who might want to go exploring the great outdoors.For the Honda Passport, the transformation begins with a suspension lift kit from California-based Jsport, a new front skid plate and Nitto RidgeGrappler off-road tires on new Jsport wheels. Jsport also provided a roof rack, side steps, a new front bumper and a side-swing, externally mounted spare-tire holder. The final touches are a roof-mounted tent and extra LED lighting.The Honda Ridgeline likewise receives several upgrades from Jsport, including a lift kit, a suspension leveling kit, side steps, new wheels and tires and extra skid plates. Roof and bed racks allow for carrying more supplies, and there’s a pop-up roof tent and a Honda EU2200i generator for longer trips away from the grid. Honda says that all of the Jsport accessories shown on this truck can be purchased from the company now.Along with those vehicles, Honda is using Overland Expo to show off its entire range of off-road toys, including its dual-sport motorcycles and the Talon side-by-side. More about 2019 Honda Passport Share your voice Tags Crossovers Trucks Preview • 2019 Honda Passport first drive: An urban warrior with off-road chops 2019 Honda Ridgeline review: Light duty, heavy punch 3 9 Photos Accessorized Honda Passport, Ridgeline are ready to head off-road Comments Honda Honda 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Review • 2019 Honda Passport review: All the SUV you really needlast_img read more

DU teachers students protest at attacks by BCL men

first_imgStudents and teachers of International Relations department at Dhaka University on Monday formed a human chain protesting at attacks on teachers and students, allgedly by BCL men on SundayStudents and teachers of International Relations department at Dhaka University on Monday protested against the assault on associate professor Mohammad Tanzimuddin Khan and two other teachers of the university allegedly by BCL men.They formed a human chain on the campus carrying placards inscribed with different messages such as “Why are teachers assaulted” and “We want justice”.The teachers and students under the banner of ‘Students of International Relations’ formed the human chain in front of Social Science faculty around 11am Monday, a day after ruling Awami League-backed Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) men attacked teachers and students who protested at arrest of quota reform activists.The teachers and students of the International Relations demanded exemplary punishment of the attackers.Professor Md Abdul Mannan, and lecturers Lamea Momen and Md. Ali Siddiquee were present at the human chain.They also brought out a procession on the campus.Tanzimuddin Khan, professor Fahmidul Haq and associate professor Abdur Razzaque Khan of Mass Communication and Journalism department and some quota movement activists were assaulted allegedly by leaders and activists of BCL during their human chain programme at the central Shaheed Minar premises on Sunday.Also, t6he teachers and students of Economics department of the university formed another human chain protesting at assault on two students by three BCL activists and demanding safe campus.Professor MM Akash of the department said the attack on the students by the BCL activists in broad daylight is not tolerable. He demanded expulsion of the attackers.”It is duty of the university administration to ensure security on the campus. If they fail, they should resign. They should also ensure students’ freedom of speech.”Earlier on Saturday evening, some BCL activists beat up two students of Economics department of Dhaka University in front of Surja Sen Hall.last_img read more

2 killed in Natore road crashes

first_imgRoad accident illustration by Prothom AloA man and a woman were killed while 10 others injured in separate road crashes in Sadar and Baraigram upazilas of Natore on Wednesday, reports news agency UNB.Mozammel Haque, in-charge of Jhalmalia highway police camp, said a cattle trader was killed and 10 others injured when a cattle-laden human hauler plunged into a roadside ditch as its driver lost control over the steering at Ramaigacchi in the district town around 11:00am.The injured were taken to local hospital, he said.In another incident, Rahela Begum, 45, wife of a certain Sukhchand of Lalpur upazila, was killed when a bus hit her while she was crossing the road in Garmati of Baraigram upazila in the morning.last_img read more

Venezuela opposition leader puts more pressure on Maduro

first_imgVenezuela`s opposition leader Juan Guaido speaks during a news conference in Caracas, Venezuela, on 25 January 2019. Photo: ReutersVenezuela’s opposition leader stepped up his campaign to oust president Nicolas Maduro on Friday, calling for a “major demonstration” and rejecting an offer of talks with the socialist leader.National Assembly head Juan Guaido, who proclaimed himself acting president during street rallies by tens of thousands on Wednesday, said he wouldn’t attend a “fake dialogue” on a crisis that has left 26 dead this week in clashes between anti-Maduro activists and security forces.After four years of economic pain that has left Venezuelans short of food and medicine and driven more than two million to flee the country — which sits on the world’s largest oil reserves — the opposition found its voice this month in Guaido after Maduro was sworn in for a second presidential term following controversial elections.Mexico had offered to host talks between the rival leaders, and Maduro professed he was ready to go “wherever I have to.” But Guaido, who is backed by the US and several Latin American countries, told supporters in Caracas the public would remain in the streets “until we achieve an end to the usurpation, a transitional government and free elections.”He accused Maduro’s regime of only offering talks after “repression” failed to achieve its objectives.The European Union and US have ratcheted up the pressure on Maduro to agree to a new vote. An EU diplomat told AFP the bloc wanted “an immediate call for elections in the near future.”US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will underline US support for the Venezuelan people at a UN Security Council meeting Saturday and urge members to recognise Guaido as interim president, the State Department said.US issues economic warningPresident Donald Trump’s administration has spearheaded the international pressure on Maduro, who accuses Washington of being behind an attempted “coup,” by declaring his regime “illegitimate.”On Friday, Pompeo announced the US was naming a new envoy to lead efforts to help Venezuela “in achieving democracy.” Elliot Abrams was a central figure in former president Ronald Reagan’s controversial anti-communist campaigns in Central America during the 1980s.Washington’s immediate support for Guaido led to Maduro, who retains the powerful military’s backing, closing his country’s embassy and consulates in the US and breaking off diplomatic ties, giving US diplomatic staff until Saturday to leave the country.Guaido, though, urged the US diplomats to stay and keep the embassy’s doors open.Maduro’s deadline runs out on Saturday but even though it ordered non-emergency staff to leave Venezuela, the US has refused to comply fully with the order.Despite the diplomatic sparring, Maduro on Friday said his country will continue to sell oil to the United States, which private consultants say provides the largest source of cash to Venezuelan coffers.”If they buy our oil, we will sell oil,” Maduro said.But the US Treasury Department warned that “commercial transactions by the Venezuelan government, including those involving its state-owned enterprises and international reserves” must be consistent with Washington’s recognition of Guaido.Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov — whose country is Venezuela’s second-largest creditor and a military ally — denounced US policy on Venezuela as “destructive.”Spain pushed the EU to recognize Guaido’s claims to the presidency if no new elections are held, while Germany said it may follow suit.France warned Maduro against “any form of repression” of the opposition as UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said more than 350 people were arrested this week during the protests.Maduro’s re-election last year was boycotted by the opposition and rejected by the US, EU and UN as a sham — but the military has repeatedly reiterated its loyalty to the socialist leader.Galvanised oppositionGuaido, 35, has galvanised a previously divided opposition and even attempted to attract military support by offering an amnesty to anyone who disavows Maduro.In a Skype interview with Univision late Thursday he went one step further by suggesting Maduro could also be offered amnesty if he agrees to step down.But such an option would have to be evaluated, he said, because Maduro is responsible for the deaths of protesters.Guaido continues to seek military support, though, and has tasked his supporters with handing out copies of the amnesty law parliament is working on to soldiers on Sunday.Analysts at the Eurasia Group consultancy noted that while international recognition of Guaido as interim president cemented his position as the main opposition leader, his failure to win over the military meant Maduro’s fall “does not appear imminent.”Venezuela’s political crisis rapidly escalated after a group of soldiers rose up against Maduro this week and sparked a number of protests leading up to Wednesday’s rival rallies of pro and anti-Maduro groups.Guaido’s proclamation of himself as acting president drew recognition from major regional players including Brazil and Argentina, as well as the US.Trump has openly mused about military intervention in Venezuela, saying “all options are on the table,” but Russia said that “violates the fundamental norms of international law.”Maduro came to power in 2013 as the designated heir to the hugely-popular Hugo Chavez.last_img