Raiders Straight Talk: Keeping Josh Jacobs healthy a priority

first_imgALAMEDA — Josh Jacobs is being watched closely, and not just because he’s been a marvel of forward progress not seen by the Raiders since the days of Marcus Allen.No player other than quarterback Derek Carr is more important to the offense. Stopping Jacobs will become Job No. 1 of every opponent over the last 10 games of the season, starting with Sunday’s road game against the Houston Texans.“He runs hard. Gets his pads down, he’s built very low to the ground,” Texans coach Bill O’Brien …last_img

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Manalang nets 40 as new recruits help AMA post 1st victory

first_imgRead Next James Martinez marked his AMA return with 18 markers, Genmar Bragais poured 17 points, seven rebounds, and five assists, and Rocky Antonares had 12 markers and 12 boards in the win as new signees Arvin Tolentino and Kyles Lao made their debut for the club.The Titans, however, almost lost the game after leading by as much as 28 points as Cedric de Joya, Cedric Ablaza, and Jerome Garcia helped the Generals fight back and trim the deficit to as low as two, 95-93 in the final 11.0 seconds.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMartinez could only muster a split from the foul line to keep the door open for Batangas-EAC in the last 9.9 ticks, but Earvin Mendoza and Garcia both muffed their attempts to force overtime.“Maybe the players just got tired,” said coach Mark Herrera. “But we got players who can score. At least now, we have options where we can go in our games.” Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH AMA Online Education improved to 1-3, while Batangas-EAC suffered its fourth straight defeat.De Joya led the Generals with 21 points, Ablaza added a double-double of 17 markers and 12 boards, while Garcia got 15 points, four rebounds, and four assists in the loss.The Scores:AMA ONLINE EDUCATION 96 — Manalang 40, Martinez 18, Bragais 17, Antonares 12, Tolentino 6, Lao 3, Escalambre 0, Garcia 0, Jordan 0, Matillano 0, Porter 0.BATANGAS-EAC 93 — De Joya 21, Ablaza 17, Garcia 15, E. Mendoza 11, Diego 10, Laude 6, Bautista 4, Dela Peña 3, Maguliano 2, J. Mendoza 2, Tampoc 2, Martin 0, Neri 0.ADVERTISEMENT Quarters: 26-8, 52-26, 71-58, 96-93. LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Controversial Mila’s Lechon pulls out from D-League View comments Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH PBA IMAGESRobbie Manalang remained a force to reckon with as AMA Online Education finally ended its drought after holding off Batangas-EAC, 96-93, for its first win in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup Monday at JCSGO Gym in Cubao.Manalang, the former Adamson playmaker, continued to sizzle in his second game for the Titans, finishing with a conference-high 40 points on 8-of-16 shooting from three in a game where coach Mark Herrera unveiled his new recruits in hopes of ending their dry spell.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ AFP official booed out of forum John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencerslast_img read more

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Undefeated Greek Champions

first_imgWhat a season for Olympiacos! The Erythrolefki defeated Vouliagmeni 10-5 in Game 3 of the Greek A1 Water Polo League Playoff Finals, swept the series 3-0, and won their 4th straight Greek League Title!Olympiacos dominated the game from the start and was ahead 5-0 by halftime. In the third period, the lead rose to 7 (8-1) and Vouliagmeni had little hopes to turn the game around. The match ended 10-5 in favor of Olympiacos, giving them the 3-0 series sweep. Vlachopoulos, Milonakis, Kolomvos, and Mourikis each had two goals for the home side.The Erythrolefki finished the season undefeated and were crowned champions of Greek Water Polo for the fourth straight season. This is the 30th Greek title in their history; second most behind Vouliagmeni, who has 38 championships. Olympiacos will now turn their attention to the FINA Champions League where they have automatically qualified for the semi-finals. The Greek Champions finished first in the Group A of the preliminary round, with an undefeated record, and will look to win the European Championships in Budapest next month!Source: www.agonasport.comTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Kentucky’s Willie Cauley-Stein On Arkansas, “We Don’t Like That Team”

first_imgWillie Cauley Stein warms up for Kentucky.Prior to Sunday’s SEC Tournament championship game, Arkansas’ players did some trash talking to their opponent, Kentucky. They reportedly got in the Wildcats’ faces in a Bridgestone Arena tunnel and Razorbacks’ forward Bobby Portis said being able to play UK was like getting a wish granted. The fervor Arkansas’ players have for Kentucky is a feeling that is apparently replicated by the Wildcats’ players. Following his team’s victory against the Razorbacks, Kentucky junior center Willie Cauley-Stein said “we don’t like that team,” referencing Arkansas. Wow. Willie keeping it REAL. “We don’t like that team.” Said winning title was one thing, but they just wanted to beat “that team.”— Ashley Scoby (@AshleyScoby) March 15, 2015Willie Cauley-Stein after the game re: Arkansas, “Straight up, we don’t like that team.”— Brett Dawson (@BDawsonRivals) March 15, 2015Full WCS quote on not liking “that team” pic.twitter.com/EoGtkE2VTJ— Ashley Scoby (@AshleyScoby) March 15, 2015It’s not often that you see college basketball players openly discussing their dislike for another team, but we love it. Kentucky and Arkansas will learn their place in the NCAA Tournament at 6 p.m. E.T. on CBS.last_img read more

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Five questions to ask about Ohio State – Illinois

1. Will Terrelle Pryor continue taking care of the ball on the road? Pryor is third in the Big Ten in total offense with 302 yards per game. He is the reigning Big Ten Player of the Week after recording six total touchdowns last week against Eastern Michigan. But the key stat for No. 2 is that he has only turned the ball over twice this season. OSU becomes nearly unbeatable if Pryor takes care of the football, but this is the first time the Scarlet and Gray have played away from Ohio Stadium this season. 2. Can “Boom” and “Zoom” get on track? Between them, Dan “Boom” Herron and Brandon “Zoom” Saine have six rushing touchdowns and 361 yards rushing. Even their yards-per-carry average of 4.6 (Herron) and 4.7 (Saine) are solid. But anyone who has watched the first four games would say these two running backs could do better. Saine appears to be having trouble changing direction and finding the right holes. Herron has trouble breaking past the second level of the defense. Right now, Pryor is OSU’s leading rusher. 3. Will the Illini break OSU’s 100-yard individual rusher streak? Illinois running back Mikel LeShoure has rushed for more than 100 yards in each of the Fighting Illini’s three games in 2010. It has been 27 games since the OSU defense allowed a 100-yard rusher. The “Silver Bullets” have only allowed seven 100-yard rushers since the start of the 2005 season, fewest in the nation. Something’s got to give. But consider this: Illinois has played Missouri, Southern Illinois and Northern Illinois to open the season. Chances are LeShoure will have trouble getting to the century mark. 4. Does anyone know what Illibuck is? Whenever OSU and Illinois meet, the Illibuck trophy is at stake. The original Illibuck was a live turtle. But the grind of traveling back and forth between Champaign and Columbus took its toll and Illibuck died in the spring of 1927. His successor, a wooden replica, has been used ever since. Members of two of the schools’ junior honorary societies meet at halftime of the game to award Illibuck to the previous year’s winning school. OSU leads the series 62-30-4 and has a 33-12 advantage in Champaign. 5. Will OSU have another close call in Memorial Stadium? Although Illinois’ last victory over OSU in Champaign was nearly 19 years ago, a 10-7 win on Oct. 12, 1991, the last four times OSU has visited Memorial Stadium, the scores have been close. OSU won 24-21 in 2000, 23-16 in overtime in 2002, 17-10 in 2006 and 30-20 in 2008. However, none of those OSU teams boasted the combination of a high-scoring offense (third in the nation in points) and suffocating defense (No. 19 in points allowed). Coach Jim Tressel said the difference between playing at home and playing on the road is pretty clear-cut in terms of dealing with hardship during the game. “You’re going to have some adversity,” Tressel said. “You’re not going to have that crowd there to help you through it. So you better play as well or better than you’ve ever played this year if you want to be successful.” read more

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Gabelli Faculty Return To School With New Consortium Knowledge

first_img regions: New York City RelatedThe Consortium GSM: Helping African American, Hispanic, & Native American MBAs“The vision of the Consortium is to increase the representation of African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans in management careers in the United States.” Founded in 1966, the Consortium for Graduate Study of Management is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to increasing minority representation in MBA programs. The reality is that…July 26, 2016In “Featured Home”Haas School Creates Executive Level Program in ShanghaiThe Haas School of Business is providing an executive-level program in Shanghai that presents a Silicon Valley perspective on business, innovation, and leadership topics to top Chinese leaders. The program is taught by Berkeley-Haas faculty, starting May 6, 2014. This Partnership for China Executive Leadership Academy Pudong and Berkeley-Haas is…May 12, 2014In “Featured Region”Berkeley Welcomes Record Number of MBAs in for Class of 2020Last week, UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business unveiled stats for the incoming students that comprise its full-time MBA Class of 2020. With 291 full-time MBA students (along with 276 evening and weekend students), the Berkeley Class of 2020 is larger than any before. The new class one of the…September 6, 2018In “Featured Home” At the Fordham University Gabelli School of Business in New York City, the professors never stop learning. When summer rolls around, instead of taking a break, some go on to further their education—bringing it back to their students come fall.Three Gabelli professors attended the Aspen Undergraduate Business Education Consortium at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. Business school professors Miguel Alzola, Julita Haber, and Kelly Ulto went to the two-day consortium to learn how to integrate business and the liberal arts. Faculty from about 40 other colleges and universities joined the event.The consortium sought to show how business education can help students “make sense of the world and their place in it while preparing them to engage responsibly with the life of their times,” according to a press release. Guest speakers included Harvard Professor Mihir Desai and Haas School Dean Richard Lyons. Lyons spoke about the role of educators for future generations. Vice President of Apple Joel Podolny presented at the consortium too. He explained how a company “can stay true to its vision,” per the press release.The three faculty members plan to bring this knowledge back to their students this coming school year. Gabelli MBA candidates and undergraduate students alike will learn the value of mixing business with the liberal arts. Gabelli Faculty Return To School With New Consortium Knowledgecenter_img About the AuthorYessenia FunesView more posts by Yessenia Funes Last Updated Aug 28, 2017 by Yessenia FunesFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail last_img read more

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6 Mobile Musts for Your Online Business

first_img January 20, 2010 The only list that measures privately-held company performance across multiple dimensions—not just revenue. Use these tips to prepare for the coming smartphone search revolution. Allen Moon According to a recent study by comScore, the number of people in the U.S. using multipurpose smartphones such as iPhones, Blackberries, and Droids more than doubled last year. Of those who used mobile devices to access news and information on the Internet, 22.5 million–or 35 percent of the total–did so on a daily basis.And this year, that number is expected to skyrocket even further as more companies–T-mobile, AT&T, Spring, Garmin, and even Google–gear up to release their own Android-supported mobile devices. In fact, experts predict that mobile Web usage will overtake PC usage in five years.The online tools people are using to find and share information with their mobile devices are changing, too. The comScore study shows that the number of people who used smartphones to access a social networking site or blog increased by 427 percent last year, more than any other category.So what does this mean for you?If you want to put your business in front of this exploding online population, then you need to know how they use their mobile devices to access and share information online. You need to know the community sites where they hang out, and understand how they communicate with one another if you want to engage them and build lasting relationships.Smartphone users are looking for genuine, trustworthy information–recommendations, reviews, rated answers to questions–and they’re already geniuses when it comes to filtering out and ignoring inauthentic voices.Here are five important things you need to do to ensure your business is primed to take advantage of the mobile media storm:1. Make sure your website is mobile-friendlyMobile users are impatient people. They want information and they want it now. You have to make sure your website delivers that information in a way that’s useful for them. Fortunately, there are a number of ways to create a quick mobile version of your website. If you use WordPress, there are plugins like this one that can help you create a mobile-friendly edition. Or you can use a paid converter such as MoFuse and MOBIFY to do the job.2. Make sure your website is optimized for mobile searchDid you know that both Google and Bing have separate indexes for mobile content? And right now, they return far fewer–and far more localized–results than regular search. So the sooner you get your site optimized to rank well in the search results, the sooner you can put your site in front of the hundreds of millions of mobile device users.3. Start a Facebook Fan page Because so many mobile device users are active on Facebook, the world’s top social networking site, it only makes sense to have a presence there. Encourage your customers and visitors to sign up as Facebook fans so you can use the networking site to keep in touch with them and share information about your business.4. Become involved in TwitterThe same logic applies here–Twitter is one of the fastest-growing properties on the Web because it’s so easy for people with smartphones to use for accessing and sharing information. If you start building relationships with your visitors and customers via Twitter now, you will be light years ahead of the competition when the smartphone explosion really hits its stride.5. Make sure you’re listed on Google Maps A huge and growing number of mobile users go to Google Maps first when searching for a local business. You can make sure your site conforms to Google’s quality guidelines here .6. Encourage customers to review your business on Yelp or FourSquare Yelp is a business review site that has active users in cities all over the world. More than 26 million people a month use Yelp to find information about more than twenty different categories of businesses. FourSquare is somewhat similar in nature. Its members use FourSquare to keep one another informed of their whereabouts. You can also write reviews and recommend places to fellow FourSquare members.You may think you’re not at the right place to start thinking about mobile marketing yet. But no matter where you are in your business building efforts, the time to start laying the foundation for an effective mobile marketing strategy is now. The mobile revolution is happening right now, and if online marketing has taught us anything, it’s that the way to be successful is to put your business where the customers are. And that means reaching them on their smartphones. Add to Queue Next Article 6 Mobile Musts for Your Online Businesscenter_img Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 2019 Entrepreneur 360 List 4 min read –shares Technology Apply Now »last_img read more

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FCC Chairman Hints at Support of Broadband Reclassification

first_img 3 min read Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business The top U.S. communications regulator on Wednesday endorsed the regulatory standard applied to telephone companies in remarks seen as the strongest indication yet that he planned to side with President Barack Obama on strict “net neutrality” rules.Comments by Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas appeared to show he leaned toward regulating Internet service providers (ISPs) more strictly under Title II of the U.S. communications law, as Obama has suggested.The FCC has been working for nearly a year on new rules governing how ISPs manage Web traffic on their networks, and Wheeler said he will share his latest proposal with fellow commissioners on Feb. 5 and hold the vote on final regulations on Feb. 26.At stake is whether and how ISPs should be banned from blocking or slowing down websites and applications and from charging content companies for “prioritized” downloads.”We’re going to propose rules that say that no blocking (is allowed), no throttling, no paid prioritization,” Wheeler said.He said companies’ behavior should be measured against a yardstick of whether it is “just and reasonable,” referring to a standard often applied to public utility companies to make sure they do not hurt consumers or competition.The FCC last year received some 4 million comments after Wheeler’s original proposal left the door open to “commercially reasonable” discrimination.Obama in November gave net neutrality advocates a boost, calling for strictest rules possible and suggesting the FCC reclassify ISPs as more heavily regulated “telecommunications services,” instead of the current “information services.”Net neutrality advocates welcomed Wheeler’s new plan. “All afternoon in fact I’ve received emails and calls from entrepreneurs across the country encouraged by the chairman’s remarks, willing to work with him,” said Marvin Ammori, a lawyer who represents technology companies.ISPs say they do not object to parts of Obama’s plan but staunchly oppose reclassification, which they say will present a regulatory burden and impede investments and innovation. They are expected to mount a court challenge, and Republicans are expected to counter new rules with legislation.”The implications of the just and reasonable standard will be years of litigation just as we’ve seen since 1934, when those words were written by Congress for the Ma Bell monopoly,” said former FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell, a Republican.(Editing by Andre Grenon and Cynthia Osterman) Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. Net Neutrality –shares January 8, 2015 Next Article Reuters Register Now » Add to Queue This story originally appeared on Reuters FCC Chairman Hints at Support of Broadband Reclassificationlast_img read more

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How to Prevent Presidential Debates From Becoming Disruptive Workplace Debates

first_img Add to Queue How to Prevent Presidential Debates From Becoming Disruptive Workplace Debates Politics Next Article Guest Writer September 26, 2016 5 min read Jonathan Segal We just saw the first Presidential debate. No matter what your view, I think we all can agree it was contentious. The feelings of the campaign in general, and the debates in particular, will undeniably leak into workplaces. What do you do? Or better yet, what don’t you do?To help guide you, here are eight questions and answers to help handle political workplace discussions.1. Don’t employees have a First Amendment right to say what they want politically?No. The First Amendment applies only to restrictions imposed by the government. Private sector employees have no First Amendment rights in the workplace. If you are an entrepreneur, you can prohibit employees from talking politics without worrying about the First Amendment.There is one exception — keep in mind some state constitutions, such as California, apply (or may apply) to private sector employees. So a ban in California, for example, is asking for trouble.Related: Speak Your Mind, But Know Your Facts2. Do employees have any rights to express their political views in the workplace, independent of any constitutional right?Yes, employees covered by the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) probably would have the right to share their views, including wearing buttons, if the political statement relates to the terms and conditions of employment.Let me give you two examples — Vote for Clinton so there is more generous paid parental leave or vote for Trump so that religious rights in the workplace are respected. Keep in mind that supervisors and managers, as defined by the NLRA, are not protected by the NLRA.3. Can employers discriminate based on message? That is, favor one political view over another?This may come as a surprise to many but, unlike race, sex or religion, one’s political affiliation is not a protected group under federal law and almost all state laws. There are exceptions, such as in the District of Columbia and under a few other local ordinances.But just because something may be lawful does not make it right. It would be foolish, even if not illegal, to discriminate based on political view point. Do you really want to alienate a large percentage of your employees and customers?Related: Who do You Support for President? Then You’re Fired.4. What if what is said in the workplace is discriminatory?What if someone makes a statement hostile to Mexicans or disparages Evangelical Christians? Employers have more than a right to respond to discriminatory messages in the workplace. They have a legal obligation to do so. Employers can brook bias of no kind — that includes during this election season.5. Aren’t we better off just banning all political speech, to the extent we can, to avoid disruptions?No. It’s simply not practical. And, it will get even less so as we approach the election. It also is not desirable. Ban political talk and political opponents will agree on one thing — you, as the employer, have gone too far.6. Aren’t there reasonable restrictions that you can and/or should impose to minimize disruption and/or risk antagonizing customers?Yes, you probably could have a rule that anyone who interacts with the public not wear a political button or otherwise convey a political message of any kind. I say “probably” and not “absolutely” because the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) that interprets the NLRA continues to limit what employer can do. But entrepreneurs need to balance the potential legal risk against the business risk of doing nothing.7. But what if there are disruptions in the workplace?Some disruptions are inevitable. You absolutely can respond to the disruptions. You are not paying employees to be as dysfunctional as Congress. But focus on the disruption as opposed to the content of the disruption — unless what is said is discriminatory. There should be both the reality and the appearance of being even handed.Related: Resilient Small Businesses Will Do Fine Whoever Is President Next8. Can you as a leader express your own views?Yes, there is no question that you can share your views. The question is, how and when? Remember, your power is based on your influence, and your influence may be tarnished if you do not temper your political views.Better to support a candidate than bash the other side. And, at all costs, avoid the “I don’t know how anyone could vote for [fill in the blank].” You are effectively calling those who disagree with you idiots. Not exactly the key to engagement.This article is not legal advice, should not be construed as applying to specific factual situations or as establishing an attorney-client relationship. Image credit: julief514 | Getty Images Partner in Employment Practice Group of Duane Morris The only list that measures privately-held company performance across multiple dimensions—not just revenue. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. With some guidelines in place, there’s nothing wrong with healthy political conversations. 2019 Entrepreneur 360 List –shares Apply Now »last_img read more

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Corolla Toyotas Car for the Masses Turns 50

first_imgToyota Next Article Here are some milestones along the way of Toyota Corolla’s success and where it stands today. 3 min read Corolla, Toyota’s Car for the Masses, Turns 50 November 7, 2016 The only list that measures privately-held company performance across multiple dimensions—not just revenue. Image credit: Toyota Motor Corporation | Handout via Reuters This story originally appeared on Reuters Add to Queue Reuters 2019 Entrepreneur 360 List This past weekend marked the 50th anniversary of the Toyota Corolla, one of the world’s best-selling cars.Since the first model went on sale in Japan on Nov. 5, 1966, some 44.3 million Corollas have been sold globally through the end of September, including the Corolla Fielder station wagon and other variants, the Japanese automaker says.Here are some milestones along the way and where it stands today.Car for the massesToyota Motor Corp’s first generation model of Corolla car is seen in this undated handout image and released by Toyota Motor Corporation.Image credit: Toyota Motor Corporation/Handout via ReutersIn the late 1950s, as Japan’s economy recovered from World War II, automakers aimed to produce an affordable car for the average family, most of whom didn’t have a vehicle.Toyota Motor Corp. first came out with the Publica, which wasn’t very well received. In 1966, it introduced the sportier two-door Corolla with a jaw-dropping plan: to build 30,000 of them a month at a time when Toyota’s total monthly production was 50,000 vehicles.The car sold well as Japanese consumers aspired to get the “3 C’s” — color TVs, cars and coolers (air conditioners). Three years after the launch, the Corolla became the country’s top-selling car and helped usher in an age of motorization in Japan.”Better than average”Toyota Motor Corp’s third generation model of Corolla car is seen in this undated handout image and released by Toyota Motor Corporation.Image credit: Toyota Motor Corporation/Handout via ReutersThe man in charge of developing the original Corolla, Tatsuo Hasegawa, had designed aircraft during the war, and incorporated some aircraft aerodynamics into the new car.His concept for the Corolla was “80-plus-points” — in short, a car with a more-than-passing grade on several counts that gave customers the feel of a better-than-average product.For the first-generation Corolla, the going-the-extra-mile “add-on” was its sportiness, despite being a family car. Hasegawa gave the car a 4-speed manual transmission operated by a gearshift on the floor, instead of the more typical 3-speed, column shifter at the time.The Corolla also had a 1,100cc engine, a bit larger than that of its rival, the Nissan Sunny.Toyota has stuck to its tradition of introducing new technologies to the masses with each remodeling of the Corolla. Now in its 11th generation in Japan, the car is made in 13 countries around the world and sold in more than 150 countries.No longer kingToyota Motor Corp’s 11th generation model of Corolla car is seen in this undated handout image and released by Toyota Motor Corporation.Image credit: Toyota Motor Corporation/Handout via ReutersAfter 33 straight years as Japan’s top-selling model, the Corolla lost the crown in Japan to rival Honda Motor’s Fit hatchback in 2002.It is now also outsold by the Toyota Aqua and Prius hybrid-only models as domestic customers opt for more fuel-efficient cars.The outlook at home is bleak, with the overall car market due to shrink further along with the population. Domestic sales of the Corolla are now about a quarter of their peak of around 400,000 in 1973. But the Corolla is still a cash cow in the United States, where it is the number-two best-selling passenger car model so far this year, behind only the Toyota Camry.(Reporting and writing by Malcolm Foster and Chang-Ran Kim; Editing by Simon Cameron-Moore) –shares Apply Now »last_img read more

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