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The next episode in Porsche?s Targa saga | Up to Speed | Los Angeles …

The updated and Cabriolets have already broken cover, and now, in record time, the latest permutations of Stuttgart’s ne plus ultra of sports cars are the 2009 Porsche 911 Targa 4 and Targa 4S.

This is the one with the sliding glass roof and the flashes of chrome over the side windows.

Like the rest of the 911 range, Targa models offer either the standard six-speed manual transmission or the seven-speed double-clutch gearbox (the PDK, or Porsche-Doppelkupplungsgetriebe).

The entry-level’ engine is the 3.6-liter flat six that develops 345 horsepower and enables a zero-to-60 time of 5.4 seconds.

Source: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/uptospeed/2008/07/the-next-episod.html

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Driven: Car review 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie Quad 4×4, Walter gets …

Dodge in essence made the parachute smaller.Under the tailgate is another first for pickups, dual exhaust nestled into divots in the bottom of the rear bumper, and well serve the rumble of the Hemi in our test Ram 1500 Laramie Quad 4×4 that is, well, very Hemi-like.

But we’re getting ahead of ourselves.New for the new generation of the Ram 1500 is Dodge’s first-ever crew-size cab, important to the Ram because the fifty percent of the market goes to these full four-door pickups, much too large of a segment for Dodge to concede to competitors.

The pickup’s bins have removable liners and they’re big enough for ten 12-ounce cans and ice.An option not on our test Ram was Dodge’s innovative Rambox « system. » This is the answer to the question, why is that space under the siderails of the pickup bed wasted the way it is’

One of the most important vehicles introduced at the Detroit Auto Show, and certainly the most with the blue oval affixed, is the all-new 2010 Ford Taurus, the flagship of the Ford brand.

Source: http://www.examiner.com/x-572-Auto-Review-Examiner~y2008m10d9-Driven-Car-review-2009-Dodge-Ram-1500-Laramie-Quad-4×4-Walter-gets-an-A

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Gefen 4×4 HDMI Matrix used in THX Certified Workshop by Lion A/V

Gregg Loewen, president of Lion A/V and THX Lead Video Systems Instructor, explains, « We have 14 to 16 displays set up for the training, three of which are 1080p 2:35 anamorphic, front ‘); » onMouseOut= »setTimeout(‘hideLayer()’,500); » class=hotlink2>projector systems.

The Gefen ‘); » onMouseOut= »setTimeout(‘hideLayer()’,500); » class=hotlink2>4×4 HDMI Matrix allows us to show how audio and video interact in a system using multiple devices, so we can focus on video optimization using multiple source components. »

« With this kind of in-depth coverage, we needed reliable equipment in the system so we could focus on the training, » said Loewen.

Loewen was selected to lead the course based on industry recognition and an impressive record of performance.

Source: http://www.consumerelectronicsnet.com/articles/viewarticle.jsp?id=628542

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Peugeot : baisse des ventes de Citroën en 2008.

Peugeot : baisse des ventes de Citroën en 2008.

Peugeot : baisse des ventes de Citroën en 2008.

Ainsi, le constructeur automobile a dévoilé une part de marché stable à 6,5% en Europe occidentale et dans un marché fortement dégradé (-8,8 %).Sur l’ensemble de l’année, 1 356 000 véhicules ont été vendus dans le monde, soit un repli de 7,2%.

Citroën confirme sa place de leader sur le segment des monospaces compacts grâce à C4 Picasso et sur les véhicules émettant 110 g/km de CO2 ou moins grâce à C1.Copyright (c) 2009 CercleFinance.com.

Source: http://finance.aol.fr/peugeot-baisse-des-ventes-de-citroen/article/20090113045945215732952

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Miel en Alemania: amenazada por pesticidas | Ecología | Deutsche …

La revista británica Science calcula que una tercera parte de los alimentos que consume el ser humano está relacionada, de una manera u otra, con la labor que las abejas realizan al polinizar las plantas de las cuales habrán de surgir frutas y verduras.Bildunterschrift:

En Alemania hay cerca de 4.500 empresas dedicadas a la elaboración de cera y miel, a partir de la apicultura.

De acuerdo con Die Welt, la industria se enfrenta a grandes pérdidas debido a la muerte de colonias de abejas por el uso de pesticidas.

No obstante, se ha acordado el pago de algunas indemnizaciones por la pérdida de grandes colonias de abejas.

Source: http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,,3424954,00.html

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