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Chevrolet Impala

The Chevrolet Impala is a full-size car built by Chevrolet for model years 1958 to 1985, 1994 to 1996, 2000 until 2020. The Impala was Chevrolet's popular flagship passenger car and was amongst the better selling American made automobiles in the United States. For its debut in 1958, the Impala was distinguished from other models by its symmetrical triple taillights; the Chevrolet Caprice was introduced as a top-line Impala Sport Sedan for model year 1965 becoming a separate series positioned above the Impala in 1966, which, in turn, remained above the Chevrolet Bel Air and the Chevrolet Biscayne. The Impala continued as Chevrolet's most popular full-size model through the mid-1980s. Between 1994 and 1996, the Impala was revised as a 5.7-liter V8–powered version of the Chevrolet Caprice Classic sedan. In 2000, the Impala was reintroduced again as a mainstream front-wheel drive car; as of February 2014, the 2014 Impala ranked #1 among Affordable Large Cars in U. S. News & World Report's rankings.

When the tenth generation of the Impala was introduced for the 2014 model year, the ninth generation was rebadged as the Impala Limited and sold only to fleet customers through 2016. During that time both versions were sold in the United States and Canada; the current-generation Impala is sold in the Middle East and South Korea. The Impala name was first used for the full-sized 1956 General Motors Motorama show car that bore Corvette-like design cues the grille, it was named Impala after the graceful African antelope, this animal became the car's logo. Painted emerald green metallic, with a white interior, the Impala concept car featured hardtop styling. Clare MacKichan's design team, along with designers from Pontiac, started to establish basic packaging and dimensions for their shared 1958 General Motors "A" body in June; the first styling sketch that would directly influence the finished Chevrolet automobile was seen by General Motors Styling vice president Harley Earl in October. Seven months the basic design was developed.

For 1958, GM was promoting their fiftieth year of production, introduced anniversary models for each brand. The 1958 models shared a common appearance on the top models for each brand; the Impala was introduced for the 1958 model year as top of the line Bel Air hardtops and convertibles. From the windshield pillar rearward, the 1958 Bel Air Impala differed structurally from the lower-priced Chevrolet models. Hardtops had a shorter greenhouse and longer rear deck; the wheelbase of the Impala was longer than the lower priced models, although the overall length was identical. Interiors held color-keyed door panels with brushed aluminum trim. No other series included a convertible; the 1958 Chevrolet models were longer and wider than its predecessors. The 1958 model year was the first with dual headlamps; the tailfins of the 1957 were replaced by sculptured rear fenders. Impalas had three taillights each side, while lesser models had wagons just one; the Impalas included crossed-flag insignias above the side moldings, as well as bright rocker moldings and dummy rear-fender scoops.

The standard perimeter-type frame was abandoned, replaced by a unit with rails laid out in the form of an elongated "X." Chevrolet claimed that the new frame offered increased torsional rigidity and allowed for a lower placement of the passenger compartment. This was a transitional step between traditional construction and the fully unitized body/chassis, the body structure was strengthened in the rocker panels and firewall. However, this frame was not as effective in protecting the interior structure in a side impact crash, as a traditional perimeter frame. A coil spring suspension replaced the previous year's rear leaf springs, an air ride system was optional. A 283 cu in engine was the standard V8, with ratings. A "W" block 348 cu in Turbo-Thrust V8 was optional, producing 280 hp, or 315 hp; the Ramjet fuel injection was available as an option for the Turbo-Fire 283 V8, not popular in 1958. A total of 55,989 Impala convertibles and 125,480 coupes were built representing 15 percent of Chevrolet production.

The 1958 Chevrolet Bel Air Impala helped Chevrolet regain the number one production spot in this recession year. The 1959 Chevrolet Impala was redesigned. Sharing bodyshells with lower-end Buicks and Oldsmobiles as well as with Pontiac, part of a GM economy move, the Chevrolet's wheelbase was 1-1/2 inches longer. Using a new X-frame chassis, the roof line was three inches lower, bodies were two inches wider, curb weight increased, its tailfins protruded outward, rather than upward. The taillights were a large "teardrop" design at each side, two slim-wide nonfunctional front air intake scoops were added just above the grille, The Impala became a separate series, adding a four-door hardtop and four-door sedan, to the two-door Sport Coupe and convertible. Sport Coupes featured a shortened roof line and wrap-over back window; the standard engine was an I6. Optional were a 283 cu in with 348 cu in V8 up to 335 hp. Standard were front and rear armrests, an electric clock, dual sliding sun visors, crank-operated front vent windows.

A contoured hooded instrument panel held deep-set gauges. A six-way power seat was a new option, as was "Speedminder", for the driver to set a needle at a specific speed and a buzzer would sound if the

Hannah Al Rashid

Hannah Al Rashid or full name Hannah Aidinal Al Rashid, is an English actress and host. She moved from London to Indonesia when she was going to apply for work at the United Nations Development Program, but the work did not come, she was instead offered a role as a model for the music video clip of Yovie & Nuno entitled Dia Milikku, Janji Suci and Sejuta Cinta from the album The Special One in 2008. In 2010, she was offered a Guest VJ on MTV, she co-starred in the comedy television show Awas Ada Sule. The hardness of life in London encouraged this long-haired artist to take part in martial arts, until she was elected to the English pencak silat national team. A number of championships in Asia and Europe were followed by preparations, such as direct instructions from her father, a Bugis-Makassar Pencak Silat swordsman Gerak Ilham; because she knew the opportunity to develop skills in Indonesia was large, she studied at Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta and at the Universitas Muhammadiyah Malang with friends from various countries in 2006.

Hannah Al-Rashid of French and Indonesian descent. Her mother is from France and her father is from South Sulawesi, Indonesia. Hannah is in a relationship with actor Ario Bayu; this was revealed. After that, she seemed closer to Bayu Risakotta. Profile in Kapanlagi.com

Crouçie d'où là

Crouçie d'où là is the debut studio album by Icelandic singer-songwriter Emilíana Torrini. It was released in 1995 in Iceland by Japis records; the album consists of cover songs. The title of the record is a play on words, it is spelled as if it were a French phrase, but it is a homonym of the Icelandic word Krúsídúlla which means cutie pie. The songs include "Crazy Love" written by Van Morrison, "I" written by the Japanese group Pizzicato Five and "Miss Celie's Blues". Crouçie d'où là is out of print; when Emilíana was asked by a French fansite in a 2008 interview, she responded: "No I don't want it to. I have a funny relationship with that record and I guess I have disowned it in someways. My mum proudly played it to my boyfriend. I hadn't heard it, it was too painful... I didn't like it, she laughed. He blushed." "I'm a Bad Luck Woman" "Crazy Love" "The Man with the Golden Gun" "Today I Sing the Blues" "I" "The Dirty Dozen" "Tomorrow" "Find It" "Miss Celie's Blues" "Aaaa..." Emilíana Torrini: vocals Jón Ólafsson: piano, vibraphone Jóhann Hjörleifsson: drums, marimba Guðmundur Pétursson: guitar Sigurður Sigurðsson: munnharpa Róbert Þorhalsson: double bass, electric bass Haraldur Þorsteinsson: bass on tracks 2, 4, 6 & 9 Snorri Valsson: trumpet Magnús Jónsson: tap dance