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5th ANNUAL TAKE STOCK IN CHILDREN 10K / 5K / FUN RUN
Share on twitterShare on facebookShare on printMore Sharing ServicesTake Stock in Children of Manatee County will hold the 5th Annual Take Stock 10k/5k/Fun Run, Sunday, March 2, 2014. Runners will start and finish on Main Street in Lakewood Ranch. Both the 10k and 5k are scheduled to begin at 7:30 a.m. and the Fun Run starts at 8:30 a.m. Post Race party with food, entertainment, raffles, age group awards and kids activities immediately following the race.
All proceeds from this event benefit Take Stock in Children of Manatee County.
Take Stock in Children is a non-profit organization that helps children from low-income families achieve academic and personal success by providing mentoring programs and college scholarships. The Florida Pre-Paid College Foundation matches the money we raise dollar-for-dollar, thus creating opportunity for young people who have shown their desire and commitment to attend college by maintaining a 2.5 or higher grade point average and remaining drug and crime-free.
Online registration will close on February 28th, at 11:59 p.m. After 2/28/14, price increases to $35 for all participants.
To Register please visit: http://raceroster.com/events/2014/1724/5th-annual-take-stock-10k-5k-fun-run
Mar 01 11:00 AM - YMCA Health and Wellness Expo / Packet Pick Up
Mar 02 6:30 AM - Race Day Registration
Mar 02 7:30 AM - 10k / 5k Start
Mar 02 8:30 AM - Fun Run Start
Mar 02 9:00 AM - Awards Presentation
The 2014 Honda CR-V (http://automobiles.honda.com/cr-v/), the best-selling SUV in America for the past two years, has won a U.S. News & World Report "Best Cars for the Money" award. The highly-versatile and feature-packed CR-V was named "Best Compact SUV for the Money" among 2014 vehicles sold in the United States.
"The CR-V offers more quality, utility, comfort, fuel-efficiency, and fun-to-drive character than many more-expensive competitors," said Mike Accavitti, senior vice president of Automobile Operations at American Honda. "Value for the money is one of the key things that customers expect when buying a Honda, and this award recognizes the CR-V's fulfillment of that promise."
The "Best Cars for the Money" methodology combines quality and value data into a composite score. Within each of 21 award categories, the vehicle with the highest score is named the "Best Car for the Money" in that category. Quality is measured by the overall score a vehicle achieved in the U.S. News car rankings at the time the awards are published. The rankings, updated monthly at www.usnews.com/cars, compare cars on the basis of safety, reliability and a consensus of industry experts' opinions. Value is measured by a combination of a vehicle's five-year total cost of ownership and the average price paid for the vehicle at the time the awards are published.
American Honda became a net exporter in the U.S. for the first time in 2013 - exporting 108,705 U.S.-made Honda and Acura vehicles versus the 88,537 vehicles it imported from Japan. With sustained growth, Honda achieved record production of automobiles in 2013, both in North America (1,781,213 units) and in the U.S. (1,309,917 units), enabling this first-ever net exporter achievement.
"Achieving net exporter status is a natural result of our commitment and investment in the U.S. and North America," said Tetsuo Iwamura, president & CEO of Honda North America, Inc. "The achievement of this tremendous milestone is a result of the efforts of the tens of thousands of associates in America who develop and produce our vehicles and those who manage the export of these products to customers in global markets."
Over the past three years, Honda has invested more than $2.7 billion to expand its U.S. and North American auto production operations. As a result, today nearly 95 percent of the Honda and Acura cars and trucks sold in the U.S. are made locally in North America.
Honda vehicles are the most durable and longest lasting of any mainstream automotive brand*, according to Polk vehicle registration statistics from 1988-2012. No other mainstream brand had a greater percentage of vehicles on the road than the Honda brand. In the mainstream segment, an industry best 75% of all Honda vehicles sold in the last 25 years were still on the road.
"One of the most important considerations for a new vehicle purchase is how long that vehicle will last and this study demonstrates that Honda quality and reliability is not just part of our hard-earned reputation but represents our industry-leading performance on the road," said Michael Accavitti, senior vice president of automobile operations for American Honda Motor Co., Inc. "If consumers want the most durable, longest lasting mainstream brand, Honda vehicles are the clear choice."
1.3 Million Plus! And the CR-V is now a member of the 300,000 club.
Honda set an all-time December sales record to help register its second-best annual sales total ever in the U.S. - 1,359,876 units-an impressive 7.4% more than in 2012!
• CR-V is the bestselling SUV in the U.S.-period-with annual sales topping 300,000 (303,904 total units) for the first time. (CR-V joined Accord and Civic in the 300,000 club).
• Accord sales were up 10.5% over 2012 to 366,678 units-Accords best showing since 2008. Accord beat key rivals, including Nissan Altima, Ford Fusion, Hyundai Sonata, Chevrolet Malibu and Kia Optima. (Only Toyota Camry sold more total units in the segment –and Camry’s numbers include many fleet sales.)
• Civic sales were up 5.7% to 336,180 units, Civics best result since 2008, and the third best in its 40-yrear history.
• Odyssey sales surged 32.7% in December for a yearly total of 128,987 units-more than Chrysler Town & Country and Toyota Sienna.
• Pilot sales rose 10.3% to 126,678 units.
The 2015 Fit has been completely reimagined, and we’re excited to share even more details with you. The new Fit features a sleek modern exterior, sporty, fun-to-drive handling and plenty of forward-thinking technology. Additionally, we’re proud to announce that it will be produced at an all-new North American facility.
|Great Ideas begin with Great CONCEPTS...REIMAGINED|
Here’s what you can expect from our most stunning hatchback yet.
Aerodynamic body constructed from high-tensile steel
Striking new grille and headlights
Available 16-inch, alloy wheels
52.7 cubic feet of cargo space with the Honda-exclusive Magic Seat®
Increased passenger volume and rear legroom
Available leather-trimmed seats
i-VTEC® engine with Earth Dreams Technology generates 130-horsepower (SAE net) at 6600 rpm and 114 lb.-ft of torque at 4600 rpm
6-speed manual or available Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)
Revised, sport-tuned suspension
Standard Bluetooth® connectivity, rearview camera and Expanded View Driver’s Mirror
Available Smart Entry with push button start, Honda LaneWatch™ and 7-inch Display Audio touch-screen
Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) II Body Structure
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Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) Communications is a hot topic with automotive safety advocates. Where we once relied solely upon driving practices such as 'defensive driving'. We now have a plethora of passive safety features like seatbelts, crumple zones, even airbags. We now are seeing more and more active safety technology coming to the forefront. Each manufacturer has the basic ABS, Vehicle Stability Assist, parking sensors etc.
Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications presents the promise to offer significant safety improvements. V2V is a communications protocol that allows the dynamic wireless exchange of data between nearby vehicles. The automated information exchange is anonymous, vehicle-based data representing position, speed, and location, just for starters. V2V communications will enable a vehicle to:
- Sense threats and hazards within a 360 degree range of awareness
- Sense the position of other vehicles
- Sense the threat or hazard nearby or appoaching objects present
- Calculate relative risk
- Broadcast driver advisories or warnings
- And ultimately to take pre-emptive actions to avoid and mitigate crashes.
The vision for V2V is clear. Each vehicle on our roads and highways will communicate with other vehicles and that this rich set of data and communications will support a new generation of active safety applications. Current estimate are high for the percentage of accidents that could be prevented once the V2V communications is enabled nationwide.
2014 Civic: What’s New?
The 2014 Civic raises the bar once again in the compact sedan and coupe segments with a number of exciting new features and enhancements. In addition, Civic Coupes receive dramatically refreshed styling, with Civic Si Coupe receiving its own special treatment.
Design sketch reveals styling direction for Next-Gen Honda truck
Current Ridgeline production will end mid-2014
Sales of Ridgeline up 29 percent in 2013
An all-new Honda Ridgeline pickup truck will come to market in less than two years and, today, Honda shared a sketch expressing the new truck's styling direction. Honda also confirmed that production of the current Ridgeline (http://automobiles.honda.com/ridgeline/), built exclusively by Honda Manufacturing of Alabama, LLC, in Lincoln, Alabama, will conclude in mid-2014.
- CO2-adjusted fuel economy of Honda and Acura automobiles up 9.5%
- CO2 emissions intensity of automobile production in N.A. down 16.2%
- CO2 emissions intensity of product shipments in the U.S. down 8%
- CO2 emissions intensity of service parts shipments in the U.S. down 13.5%
And here's the BIG PICTURE of Honda's commitment to our environment:
Earlier this month, Honda released its ninth annual North American Environmental Report. Honda's ongoing efforts to reduce the environmental impact of its products and business operations resulted in a number of significant advancements, including a 9.5% year-over-year increase in the CO2-adjusted fleet average fuel economyi of model year 2012 Honda and Acura automobiles sold in the U.S., to 26.4 miles per gallon (mpg); a 16.2% year-over-year reduction in the CO2 emission intensity of automobile production in North America; and an 8% year-over-year reduction in CO2 emissions resulting from the shipment of finished products from factories to dealers in the U.S.
The 2013 Honda North American Environmental Report also details Honda's ongoing actions to effectively minimize the company's impact on the environment, including waste reduction, resource conservation and energy efficiency improvement. The report covers the period from April 1, 2012 to March 31, 2013 (fiscal year 2013) and is published digitally. The 2013 Honda North American Environmental Report is available for viewing and can be downloaded at http://corporate.honda.com/environment/2013-report.