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If you’re panicking about a spike in oil prices, look to history for a silver lining

first_imgWednesday 19 June 2019 4:02 am A big hike in the oil price today would cause problems. But at least the script is familiar, and it would accelerate carbon reduction. This is the decade in which Jeremy Corbyn’s ideas were formed. He bathes in its rosy glow with fond nostalgia. Looking back, there was a silver lining. It is not a coincidence that this was the decade in which future Nobel Laureate Bill Nordhaus began his lifelong mission to integrate energy and climate into economic models. TOPSHOT – A picture obtained by AFP from Iranian news agency Tasnim on June 13, 2019 reportedly shows an Iranian navy boat trying to control fire from Norwegian owned Front Altair tanker said to have been attacked in the waters of the Gulf of Oman. – Suspected attacks left two tankers in flames in the waters of the Gulf of Oman today, sending world oil prices soaring as Iran helped rescue stricken crew members. The mystery incident, the second involving shipping in the strategic sea lane in only a few weeks, came amid spiralling tensions between Tehran and Washington, which has pointed the finger at Iran over earlier tanker attacks in May.Subject : IRAN OIL TANKER 5 (Photo by – / TASNIM NEWS / AFP) (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images) whatsapp If you’re panicking about a spike in oil prices, look to history for a silver lining City A.M.’s opinion pages are a place for thought-provoking views and debate. These views are not necessarily shared by City A.M. But what if the conflict escalated and oil prices really did go through the roof?   The experience of the UK certainly merited that description. Inflation soared to more than 20 per cent. Unemployment trebled, to the then incredible level of over a million. Strikes plagued the economy. The nationalised industries were worse than useless. It could easily take six months for the state-controlled telephone company to install a landline. We’ve actually been here before, in 1973/74. Then, Opec flexed its muscles and the oil price rose four-fold. Today, that would mean the price rising to well over $200 a barrel. Opinion One of the characters in the popular American comic strip Doonesbury once described the 1970s as a “kidney stone of a decade”. Share There is little chance of inflation surging in a similar way today. The massive increase in the oil price induced firms to start to move away from reliance on oil. It gave market incentives to invent, fund, and develop new low-carbon products and processes. Paul OrmerodPaul Ormerod is an economist at Volterra Partners LLP, a Visiting Professor in the Department of Computer Science at UCL, and author of Against the Grain: Insights of an Economic Contrarian, published by the IEA in conjunction with City A.M. The oil shock in the 1970s came at a time when the institutional structures created by America in the aftermath of the Second World War were already crumbling.   This effectively ended in 1971, when President Richard Nixon terminated the convertibility of the US dollar to gold at a fixed price of $35 an ounce. whatsapp The tanker attacks in the Gulf of Oman have raised fears of a sharp increase in the price of oil. In the early 1970s, the inflationary pressure already existed. The inflation rate in 1973, prior to the oil price increase, was eight per cent in the UK and seven per cent even in Germany. Ted Heath had approved a scheme – which seemed lunatic even at the time – that wages would rise, not every year, but every month in line with prices. Rapidly rising inflation was built into the system. The Bretton Woods agreement of 1944 imposed fixed exchange rates on the western world.  Devaluations were few and far between, and countries were expected to focus their monetary policies on stabilising the exchange rate. These are currently being offset by worries about a slowdown in the world economy and a drop in the demand for oil. There are parallels in the world of today. The long-standing trend towards freer trade, for example, has been brought into question. The oil price rise transferred, in the short term, income from the west to the oil producers.  So a shallow recession would be more or less guaranteed. However, the oil producers eventually have to spend their increased income, and opportunities are created.last_img read more

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Gillette owner P&G shaves a bit off the Dow – New York Report

first_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailGameday NewsNASCAR Drivers Salaries Finally ReleasedGameday NewsSwift VerdictChrissy Metz, 39, Shows Off Massive Weight Loss In Fierce New PhotoSwift VerdictMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyForbesThese 10 Colleges Have Produced The Most Billionaire AlumniForbeszenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorTheFashionBallAlica Schmidt Is The Most Beautiful Athlete To ExistTheFashionBall whatsapp whatsapp WALL STREET ended flat yesterday as investors digested mediocre corporate earnings and new data showed that the economy grew more quickly in the second quarter.Procter & Gamble, owner of Gillette, Facebook and Whole Foods Market all fell after quarterly reports left investors wanting more.US economic growth accelerated in the June quarter as solid consumer spending offset a drag from weak business spending on equipment, suggesting steady momentum that could bring the Federal Reserve closer to hiking interest rates this year.With a mixed bag of corporate earnings over halfway through second-quarter reporting season and a sharp focus on when the Federal Reserve will begin raising interest rates from near zero, investors yesterday saw few reasons to pay more for shares.“We’ve been stuck in a three per cent band since almost the beginning of the year,” said Warren West, principal at Greentree Brokerage Services in Philadelphia. The Dow Jones industrial average ended 0.03 per cent weaker at 17,745.98, while the S&P 500 was unchanged at 2,108.63. The Nasdaq Composite added 0.33 per cent to 5,128.79.Six of the 10 major S&P sectors were higher, with the utilities index leading gainers, up 0.72 per cent, and the energy index the biggest decliner, down 0.65 per cent.Yesterday’s GDP report lifted the dollar as some investors bet on a September, rather than December, rate hike. Thursday 30 July 2015 8:30 pm Sharecenter_img More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comInstitutional Investors Turn To Options to Bet Against AMCvaluewalk.comWhite House Again Downplays Fourth Possible Coronvirus Checkvaluewalk.com Gillette owner P&G shaves a bit off the Dow – New York Report Show Comments ▼ Express KCS Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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Eight residents at Laois hospital die from Coronavirus over Easter weekend

first_img Facebook WhatsApp By LaoisToday Reporter – 15th April 2020 Electric Picnic Facebook Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Twitter Pinterest Previous articleCoronavirus Weekend Noticeboard – Wednesday, April 15, 2020Next articleDeaths in Laois – Thursday, April 16, 2020 LaoisToday Reporter Twitter Eight residents at Laois hospital die from Coronavirus over Easter weekend TAGSCoronavirusCovid-19St Fintan’s Hospital Home News Eight residents at Laois hospital die from Coronavirus over Easter weekend News Pinterest Electric Picnic WhatsApp St Fintan’s Hospital Eight residents at St Fintan’s Hospital in Portlaoise passed away from Coronavirus over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend.A total of nine people died in the Maryborough Centre in St Fintan’s and all but one of those tested positive for the virus.The Maryborough Centre is a residential psychiatric facility for older patients.They ranged in age from 66 to 84 and RTE News has confirmed this with the HSE this evening.The HSE says that all 17 residents who remain in St Fintan’s are being managed ‘as if they are Covid-19 positive, regardless of the test results or the presence of symptoms’.A number of staff in St Fintan’s are out on sick leave but the HSE is confident that they have enough staff to cover the needs of the patients.Speaking tonight, RTE reporter Ciaran Mulloolly said: “The HSE have confirmed that over bank holiday weekend just past, a three-day period, nine residents at the hospital between 66 and 84 have passed away.“The HSE confirmed that eight of these residents had tested positive for Covid-19,“They have expressed their sincere sympathy to family and friends of the deceased and they said residents at centre are cared for on a 24/7 basis by a dedicated team of nurses.“A number of additional staff were redeployed to the centre in the week prior to the Easter weekend.The HSE also pointed out a number of clinical nurse specialists and advanced nurse practitoners from Laois-Offaly mental health service are also supporting people at that centre.”This comes on the day that a total of 1,068 new cases of Coronavirus have been diagnosed in Ireland.This is an increase on the 11,195 cases from yesterday and takes the overall total to 12,547As of Monday April 13, there are 118 cases of the virus in Laois.While now 444 people have died from the disease – an increase of 38 from yesterday.SEE ALSO – For more Coronavirus stories click herelast_img read more

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Deaths in Laois – Monday, July 20, 2020

first_img Deaths in Laois – Monday, July 20, 2020 News Electric Picnic Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Twitter Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Facebookcenter_img WhatsApp Below are the recent deaths in Laois.Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam.Stephen McElroy21 Carmody Way, Portlaoise, Laois/Dromore, TyroneMcElroy Stephen (Portlaoise and Dromore, Co. Tyrone) died suddenly on Thursday 16th July 2020. Beloved son of Josephine Bolton and the late Eugene. Loving brother to Emma (Declan) and Marie (Enda). Cherished nephew of Gabriel, Brendan, Declan, Paul, Eamon, Kathleen (Fox), Siobhan and Jackie (Bermingham). Treasured uncle to Eoin, Grace, Daniel, Isabel, Conor, Charlotte, and Juliet.Stephen will be reposing in his uncle’s residence 25 Muldoon Park, Dromore BT78 3AY from 4pm on Sunday, 19th July. House Private. Stephen will leave his uncles residence at 2.30pm on Monday, 20th July, for 3pm Requiem Mass in St Davog’s Church, Dromore, followed by his burial in the adjoining cemetery. Stephen will travel along the Main Street and the Omagh Road to St Davogs Church.In light of the Corona virus and in the interests of health and safety within the community, those who will be attending the funeral mass will be asked to observe social distancing. Alternatively, the funeral mass can be viewed via Dromore Parish webcam.Deeply regretted by his loving mother, sisters, brothers-in-law, uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins, and entire family circle.Patricia O’Brien (née Rice)Cherrygrove, Portlaoise, LaoisO’Brien (nee Rice) Patricia. Cherrygrove Portlaoise. Died peacefully on 17th July 2020. Surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of Christy and dearly loved mother to Damien, Yvonne and Sandra. Deeply regretted by her brothers John and Paul. Son in law John, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, grandchildren Gordon, Evan, Teagan, nephews, nieces relatives and friends. Predeceased by her parents Mary and John, brother Frank and sister Nancy.Given the exceptional climate and to protect the welfare of everyone who knew her, a private funeral, with immediate family only, will take place, at 12 noon on Monday in SS Peter and Paul’s Church, Portlaoise, and will be streamed on the webcam; http://www.portlaoiseparish.ie/web-cam/. Burial afterwards in SS Peter and Paul’s Cemetery, Portlaoise.John CarterArdlea, Mountrath, LaoisAr Dheis De go raibh a anam. John died unexpectedly in his 81 st year. Predeceased by his parents Thomas and Jane Carter, his brothers Andrew and Richard. Sadly missed by his sisters, Charlotte and Alice, his brother-in-law Padraig. Deeply regretted by all his nieces, nephews and their partners, his grandnieces and grandnephews, his great-grandnephew, relatives, his many neighbours and his loyal friend John Hearns and carer Keith.Camillus RyanO`Moore Place, Portlaoise, LaoisRyan Camillus, O’Moore Place, Portlaoise, 17th 2020. Peacefully surrounded by his loving family. Dearly loved father to Aileen, James, Denise and Melissa. Deeply regretted by his loving family, partner Michelle, sisters Margaret, Jenny, Tina, brothers John, Tony and Kieran, grandchildren Calum, Ayla, Joey, and Kyler, also Ann, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, former comrades in the UN, relatives and friends.Given the exceptional climate and to protect the welfare of everyone who knew him, a private funeral, with immediate family only, will take place, at 12.30pm on Sunday in SS Peter and Paul’s Church, Portlaoise, and will be streamed on the webcam; http://www.portlaoiseparish.ie/web-cam/. Burial afterwards in SS Peter and Paul’s Cemetery, Portlaoise.Philip MocklerJohnstown Road, Rathdowney, LaoisPhilip (Phil) Mockler, Johnstown Road, Rathdowney, Co. Laois. July 13th 2020. Peacefully in the wonderful care of the nurses and staff of Abbeyleix District Hospital. Predeceased by his son Stephen and daughter Susan. Sadly missed by his wife Gwen and his family Frances, Julie, Philip and Tracey, sons-in-law Jeremy and Fred, daughters-in-law Tracey and Bernie, grandchildren, Tommy, Charley, John, Lewis, Henry, Haley, John-Jo, Lucas, Jade, Joe and Paige, Great-grandchildren, Freddy, Ellie, Sadie, Charley, Tilly, Carter, Ivy, Poppy, Harper, Tommy, Ralph, Harry, Noah, Gracie, Florence and Dominic, his sisters Eileen and Tess, brothers Mick and Jim, nephews, nieces, neighbours, relatives and friends.A private family funeral will take place on Friday, July 24th, at 11am in The Church of The Holy Trinity, Rathdowney. (parishwebsites.ie/rathdowney) followed by burial in Rathdowney Local Cemetery. Please note as per the COVID-19 directive that only fifty people can enter the Church. Social distancing and public health advice must be adheared to.Nicholas (Nicky) BrennanShanganabeg, Barrowhouse, Athy, Kildare, R14 D540/LaoisPeacefully, at the Mater Private Hospital, after a long illness bravely borne. Sadly missed by his loving wife Margaret, son James, daughters Deirdre, Elaine and Nicola, brother Michael, sisters Eithne and Marie, son-in-law Jimmy, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, granddaughters Ria and Pippa, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.Removal from his residence at 1.30pm on Saturday afternoon to arrive at St. Mary’s Church, Barrowhouse for private Requiem Mass at 2pm. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Those who would have liked to attend the funeral but cannot due to current restrictions may leave a personal message in the section marked ‘Condolences’ below.Goretti PhelanAvondale, Portarlington, Offaly/Portarlington, LaoisPeacefully at home surrounded by her loving family. Loving daughter of the late Rody and dear partner of the late Kevin Maher. Sadly missed by her loving daughters Siobhan, Louise and Shelly and their father Pat, mother Maureen, brothers Roger, Michael and Adrian, sisters Louise, Caroline, Angela, Orla and Josie, grandchildren Kathlyn, Zoe, Aoibhe, Brook, Seán, Harley and Patrick, son-in-law Danny, Shelly’s partner Tom, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.Removal on Saturday arriving St Michael’s Church Portarlington for Requiem Mass at 11am. Funeral afterwards to St Michael’s Cemetery Portarlington.Due to the Covid 19 Directive Social Distancing will be in place at her residence, in the Church and at the Cemetery.You can leave your Condolences on the Online Condolence Book belowThe family would like to thank you for your help and understanding at this sad and difficult time.Goretti’s Funeral Mass will be streamed live onhttps://www.mcnmedia.tv/camera/st-michaels-church-portarlingtonGeorge T HipwellRathangan, Kildare/Emo, LaoisGeorge T Hipwell, “Kara-Hem”, Tullylost, Rathangan, Co. Kildare, 16th July 2020 at home suddenly and peacefully.He will be sadly missed by his loving family, his wife Mary, sons and daughters, Paul, Eoin, Aine, Olive, brothers and sisters, Denis, Carol, JJ, Desmond, Liam and Pearl, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, granchildren, relatives, neighbours and many dear friends, and his colleagues in Coillte.Reposing at his home from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday(17th July) with rosary at 7 o’clock. In the current circumstances we are requesting those attending his home, please wear a mask and obsersve social distancing guidlines.George’s funeral mass will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday (18th July) in the Church of Assumption and St. Patrick, Rathangan. Burial afterwards in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Rathangan.Funeral Mass will be live streamed on Saturday morning on the Rathangan Parish facebook page and the iCatholic youtube channel. https://www.youtube.com/c/icatholicplayerSEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Sunday, July 19, 2020 Home Deaths Deaths in Laois – Monday, July 20, 2020 Deaths Previous articlePortlaoise off to flying start with big win over St Conleth’sNext articleZest Leisure Club at the Killeshin Hotel is now open for business again LaoisToday Reporter Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Electric Picnic Pinterest By LaoisToday Reporter – 20th July 2020 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img

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Water Minister Implores Public to Conserve

first_imgWater Minister Implores Public to Conserve EnvironmentDecember 5, 2009 RelatedWater Minister Implores Public to Conserve Advertisements RelatedWater Minister Implores Public to Conservecenter_img RelatedWater Minister Implores Public to Conserve FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Water and Housing, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, has called on citizens, particularly those living in the Kingston Metropolitan and surrounding areas, to employ every water conservation method possible.This is necessary to stave off a severe crisis, he said, as the country continues to experience a period of drought.“I am not in any way trying to frighten the country, but the reality is that with only 400 million gallons of water in the Mona Dam, unless we take the kind of dramatic measures we are announcing and actively implement them, the reservoir could run dry, before the major rainy season in October next year,” the Minister told JIS News.He was speaking to the media during a tour of Eco-Tec Business Centre in Montego Bay’s Freeport Commercial Centre yesterday (December 4) in St. James.Minister of Water and Housing, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang (left) greets Manager of Sales at Eco-Tec Centre, Leonard Butler (centre) during a tour of the establishment at the Montego Bay Freeport Commercial Centre on Friday (Dec. 4). At right is Director of Projects, Chinyere Nwaogwugwu (Right). The purpose of the tour was to examine water and energy conservation methods and equipment, in light of the current drought conditions in the island.The centre promotes a wide range of energy and water saving devices and equipment for small and large homes, hotels, and other establishments.Dr. Chang observed that if the drought continues and if citizens pay scant regard to calls for serious and responsible conservation methods, the consequences could be dire.“We will have to do everything feasible by means of educational and other methods, to take all the steps necessary in the face of the possible challenges ahead. We must therefore involve the general public to use all the technology available and whatever financial resources that can be spared,” Dr. Chang asserted.He noted that even though Jamaica has been regarded as the “land of wood and water” Jamaicans must now come to grips with the present situation and make a concerted effort to protect, conserve, and manage the water that is available.Minister of Water and Housing Hon. Dr. Horace Chang (left) speaks with Director of solar energy at Eco-Tec Business Centre during a tour of the establishment at the Montego Bay Freeport Commercial Centre, on Friday (Dec. 4). The purpose of the tour was to examine water and energy conservation methods and equipment in light of the current drought conditions being experienced in the island.“We have started to talk about conservation methods and how each citizen can help. We will be going on air as often as we get the chance to do so…and by mid December we will be doing some public education programmes, so that the general public can be more sensitised on their role in all of this,” Dr. Chang said.Turning to conservation methods and equipment on display at Eco-Tec, the Water and Housing Minister said that with his Ministry implementing and installing the methods and equipment on display, especially in educational and other public institutions, the Government could save millions of dollars, as well as millions of gallons of water.“I believe it was very useful to be here today to see what they had to offer and that in fact they have the kind of technology that can help us tide over this very difficult period of drought and water shortage,” Dr. Chang said.last_img read more

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NHTSA pushing more automakers to add emergency braking to their vehicles

first_img COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS More sophisticated systems can also detect the possibility of colliding with pedestrians, cyclists, or large animals such as deer.RELATED The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever First Look: 2022 Lexus NX The sport-cute’s looks have been softened, but its powertrains and infotainment offerings have been sharpened We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. ‹ Previous Next › PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca Bright Ideas: Improved headlight tech boosts safety rating of many models See More Videoscenter_img RELATED TAGSAudiBMWGeneral MotorsHyundaiMazdaTeslaToyotaVolkswagenVolvoFlexSafety and MaintenanceMaintenanceNew VehiclesbrakingCrashFlexNHTSASafetyTechnology Trending in Canada advertisement The Canadian government agency generally aligns with NHTSA rules on safety items. One of the most recent rulings adopted by both countries is the rearview camera, which became a mandatory requirement on all new vehicles as of May 2018. Automatic emergency front braking (AEB) is getting a step closer to becoming standard equipment on new vehicles. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced that 20 automakers are progressing toward adding the system as part of a new initiative.NHTSA is working with automakers on a voluntary effort to equip almost all new passenger vehicles with low-speed AEB, including forward collision warning, by August 31, 2023.The system warns the driver if the vehicle is closing in on another vehicle ahead. If the driver doesn’t take action, the system automatically activates the brakes, either avoiding the collision or lessening the severity of a crash. Trending Videos Honda recalls 1.4 million cars in the U.S., over 50,000 in CanadaTen automakers – Audi, BMW, Hyundai, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Subaru, Tesla, Toyota, Volkswagen, and Volvo – are already installing the systems, three years ahead of the voluntary deadline. All are above 96 per cent of their vehicles equipped, with Tesla and Volvo at 100 per cent, and BMW, Audi, and Subaru at 99 per cent.Honda, Nissan, and Ford equipped 91 per cent or more of their vehicles with AEB prior to August 31, 2020, while Kia equipped 75 per cent of its new models. FCA, General Motors, Jaguar Land Rover, Maserati, Mitsubishi, and Porsche are also part of the initiative.NHTSA said the voluntary agreement could make the systems standard on new vehicles much faster than making them mandatory through a regulatory process, by as much as three years.Transport Canada recently concluded a public consultation on making AEB mandatory, including pedestrian detection, but has not yet made its findings public. last_img read more

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Curious City – SAVE ANSave an ART DECO TREASURE

first_imgCity halts plan to relocate parks maintenance crews to Santa Monica AirportNoteworthy – Tomorrow’s Musical Memories Now, IIYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall7 hours agoColumnsOpinionYour Column HereBring Back Library ServicesGuest Author13 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson18 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter18 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor18 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press18 hours ago And I am thankful for YOU Charles Andrews for your open and generous heart and love of community. We are so lucky that you are one of our most caring and courageous citizens.– Tricia Crane Tricia Crane says: November 28, 2019 at 7:53 AM 1 Comment Comments are closed. HomeOpinionColumnsCurious City – SAVE ANSave an ART DECO TREASURE Nov. 27, 2019 at 6:00 amColumnsCurious CityFeaturedNewsCurious City – SAVE ANSave an ART DECO TREASURECharles Andrews2 years agoart decoAvaloncatalina islandTempeThanksgiving SEE QUESTION AT BOTTOMBut first — one day a year — tomorrow — to embrace being thankful, to celebrate it. That’s not asking too much, is it?Well, these days, maybe. Between a rapidly deteriorating planet, the USA and our city of Santa Monica, it sometimes seems hollow. Every time I think of something to be thankful for, a little voice says — are you kidding?! What about…?Who is that little voice? My guardian angel? The Spirit of Christmas Past? Tricia Crane? Santa Monica’s own Lawrence O’Donnell?I usually ignore it. Being grateful is one of my major spiritual pillars. Count your blessings. Simple, but effective, especially in the midst of crisis or funk. I practice it daily.TONIGHT AROUND MIDNIGHTI will jump in the car, avoiding the holiday traffic, and keep driving until we hit Tempe, AZ in the early morning. After a short nap, time to celebrate Thanksgiving with my cousins and extended family, as we have since 1950. I have missed only five, two from being in the Army and two from traveling for a year in Europe, twice. There are always between 25 and 50 souls there, from WA, CA, OK, NM, Bosnia and sometimes the Netherlands. Ages any year can range from infant to 100. It’s important to everyone to connect in this way, to say, we are family and this is meaningful, and it’s worth the effort.They lovingly tolerate the “Hollywood” contingent — us. We go to great lengths to avoid political or religious discussions. (Some one-on-ones are safe, and good.)Since the passing of our patriarch my Uncle Harold in ‘95, somehow the invocation of grace before the big meal fell to me. What?! — those who know me may say. I thought it was a one-off, but now it’s assumed every year and after a quarter-century, I guess the job is mine. Unless I blow it.YOU LAUGH!I could blow it! It’s a juggling act, with all those deep-seated religious and cultural beliefs that don’t always line up with mine. So I have to find subjects and words that all can accept. And I don’t mind sometimes using it as a teaching moment. (Careful, now.)I often use current events, and I remember when I mentioned what was going on at Standing Rock with the Dakota Pipeline protests and then gave acknowledgment and thanks for our indigenous people, who have suffered so much. I was worried about that one, but got a lot of folks coming up after to thank me for those words. Very white folks. I had completely forgotten we had two cousins there who are AZ Native Americans, adopted as children. They had tears in their eyes.My first bold move was to alter Uncle Harold’s opening of “Heavenly Father” to “Father-Mother God.” I knew I could be fired just for that, but after a year of letting it sink in, I guess cooler female heads dug the implications and prevailed, and I was again called on the next year. The atheists and agnostics may have chafed a bit at that, but I could hardly lead with “Hey Universe.” I often recognize the military because we do have a few of those — cousin Jerry was an Air Force Colonel and now my nephew is in the Navy, “over there,” but again that is tricky for me, as a veteran yet almost-pacifist.THIS COMMAND PERFORMANCEI ponder a bit, just before Thanksgiving, maybe while driving there. It’s impromptu and I never write any notes. But there is a lot of family history and delicate religious beliefs involved. Uncle Harold, very conservative Republican, church leader, former Mayor of Tempe, would, I think, approve of the way I’ve taken the torch. But I think he just sat down and the “right” words came out. No moral ambiguities for him.He and I used to always find a time alone to have a chat, which usually started out with his “So, what do you think of so-and-so?” Bedrock conservative but a deep thinker and open-minded. Sometimes he changed my mind. I miss those talks so much. After his passing, I looked forward to similar chats with his son-in-law Dennis, whose home always hosts the hungry mob, not nearly as conservative but a former Phoenix cop and detective, also incredibly intelligent and well-informed, and with a great sense of humor. Sometimes he changed my mind. I miss those talks so much. But I’m thankful and grateful to have had them for so many years.QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Have you ever been to Catalina Island? Probably, if you’ve lived in SoCal very long. It’s a charming getaway just an hour away from San Pedro, a great day trip or weekend.You can’t miss the famous circular Casino building as you enter the harbor, but not everyone goes over there. If you do, and go inside, you will find a mind-blowing 90-year-old art deco movie palace on the ground floor, one of the oldest continually operating ones in the country, the first one to be built for sound. It is decorated with breathtaking huge murals by John Gabriel Beckman and has the original Page Pipe Organ, still in use. The lobby is a perfectly preserved time-capsule of Art Deco splendor with velvet furnishings, dark walnut wood paneling and Tiffany light fixtures.But now it’s threatened with closure. Not only is this is a treasure for visitors from all over the world, the residents of Avalon depend on it for family entertainment. Please follow this link and read about it and sign the petition, already nearing 12,000 signatures. http://chng.it/BXNm27qtf7Charles Andrews has lived in Santa Monica for 33 years and wouldn’t live anywhere else in the world. Really. Send love and/or rebuke to him at [email protected] :art decoAvaloncatalina islandTempeThanksgivingshare on Facebookshare on Twittershow 1 commentlast_img read more

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Lenovo reshuffles mobile heads

first_imgHomeDevicesNews Lenovo reshuffles mobile heads AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 02 JUN 2015 LenovoMotorolaShenQi Author Steve Costello Related Steve works across all of Mobile World Live’s channels and played a lead role in the launch and ongoing success of our apps and devices services. He has been a journalist…More Read more Lenovo continues steady flow of Moto launchescenter_img Lenovo mobile unit makes gains Lenovo mobile business books record profit Previous ArticleIBM: The Internet of Things needs to reboot to scale for futureNext ArticleFreedomPop targets global expansion following UK launch Devices Tags Lenovo announced a change in management in its mobile business, with the head of its ShenQi internet-based smart device business taking up the reins of Lenovo’s Mobile Business Group and becoming chairman of Motorola Mobility.Chen Xudong (pictured) has “proven his ability to create a leader in China and has demonstrated his entrepreneurial spirit” through his leadership of the spin-off, Lenovo said. He previously served as president of Lenovo in China, where he led its PC market share growth and profitability increases.In a statement, Lenovo said that Liu Jun, incumbent EVP of the mobile unit and chairman of the Motorola business, is to become “a special consultant to the CEO on mobile business and strategy for a certain period of time,” but declined to provide further details. It did state, however, that “he will leave with our greatest respect and gratitude for his long, productive and successful service to Lenovo”.Under his leadership, Lenovo became the world’s number 3 smartphone and tablet player, and acquired Motorola Mobility.“Liu Jun has created momentum for the Lenovo brand in emerging markets, and he successfully led us to close the Motorola Mobility deal. Li Jun has helped diversify Lenovo’s business overall and has built a strong foundation,” the company said.What the company has not addressed is why the executive is heading off at a time when the mobile unit appears to be performing well.Lenovo is facing tough competition in its home market, though, as Apple increases its presence in the premium tier and local rivals such as Xiaomi carve out a greater share of the mass market.In order to address this, it has put a transformation plan in place, including an “aggressive” expansion in its internet activities (including ShenQi).And the company also has the integration of Motorola to address, having stated that it is looking to turn the business around in four to six quarters of the deal closing.last_img read more

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News / Carriers must keep returning empty boxes to avoid shortage going into February

first_imgID 136592685 © Ekkaluck Sangkla | Dreamstime.com Unless carriers continue to “aggressively” repatriate boxes to Asia, the equipment shortage crisis will last until February according to SeaIntelligence.Carriers are maximising procurement of new containers, but the impact of new equipment into the supply chain will take some time.“The market is faced with a stark choice,” said SeaIntelligence chief executive Alan Murphy. “Either carriers pursue the current strategy and there is a possibility of resolving the container shortage during January, or they reduce their aggressive repositioning strategy in order to serve backhaul shippers.”Indeed, exporters from the US and Europe are facing increasing restrictions, with several carriers implementing temporary booking stops. Yesterday, Hapag-Lloyd announced a temporary booking stop for 40ft containers from Hamburg depots until mid-January. By Mike Wackett 17/12/2020center_img “We still face an extremely tight equipment situation affecting our container depots in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Hungary and the Czech Republic,” said an advisory, which added that the line aimed to support all confirmed export bookings, but “it might come to booking cancellations in individual cases”.Several UK shippers have told The Loadstar they have had export bookings cancelled due to lack of equipment. One forwarder said that, for loading in London this week, he was told to pick up the empty container from Liverpool, a round-trip of some 450 miles.Another UK contact described the current equipment situation as “a lottery”.“You manage to get a booking confirmation electronically with the carrier, but that’s only half of the job done; you then have to go back online day after day to get a container release. It’s a lottery,” he said.Meanwhile, in the US, the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) has written to World Shipping Council president and chief executive John Butler expressing its concern about reports that ocean carriers are refusing to carry US exports.“We want to stress the point that, in responding to import cargo challenges, ocean carriers should not lose sight of their common carriage obligations to provide service to US exporters,” said the letter from commissioners Carl Bentzel and Daniel Maffei.“It is imperative that we strive for a balanced trade to keep our supply chain fully effective and efficient, while maintaining vital export opportunities for the US agriculture and manufacturing bases.”The letter refers to the Shipping Act section 41104(a) (10), which states that common carriers may not “unreasonably refuse to deal or negotiate”.US exporters have already welcomed an FMC investigation into “potentially unreasonable” policies and practices relating to detention and demurrage, export container return and availability.Peter Freidman, executive director of the Agricultural Transportation Coalition, suggested that more uniformity in the relationship between carriers and US importers could put more empty equipment back into the supply chain.He said: “Those shippers with limited free time (and significant demurrage and detention penalties) have more incentive to expedite unloading and returning containers. Meanwhile, some largest-volume importers, which enjoy far more generous free time allowances, are able to use the containers for storage, without penalty.“This practice further limits the availability of empty containers for US exporters, as well as for the carriers that must rush containers back to Asia, where they can fill them again with imports to meet the demands of the insatiable US consumer.”last_img read more

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Exploring Gender Equality in Environmental Projects

first_img Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Reddit Share 0 Council of Europe World Forum for Democracy 2020: Call for Youth Delegates Exploring Gender Equality in Environmental Projects Tweet +1 LinkedIn 0 Pocketcenter_img The Young Leaders’ Forum – Innovation, Environment, Future ← European Charlemagne Youth Prize Deadline: 19 DecemberOpen to: participants coming from member states of the Council of EuropeVenue:  5-12 March 2017; European Youth Centre – Strasbourg, FranceDescriptionYouth and Environment Europe would like to invite young people to join the study session “Exploring gender equality in environmental projects” co-organised with the Council of Europe’s Youth Department at the European Youth Centre Strasbourg.In this project we would like to explore what gender equality means for youth organisations, how to bring gender perspective to environmental youth projects and which benefits it will bring. This project will be the starting point for YEE to incorporate the gender perspective in all our projects.The aim of the study session is to explore the topic of gender equality and gender perspective in environmental youth projects and the ways of addressing this topic in work of environmental youth organisations.Eligibility18-30 years old (with few participants who can be over 30);Good knowledge of English;Actively involved in environmental youth organisations (as employees or volunteers), the preference will be given to representatives of YEE Member organisations;Have experience in working with local communities, organising projects (and at least participating in international projects before);Interested in the topic of gender equality, would like to learn more about it and how to bring gender perspective in environmental youth projects;Interested in the topic of environmental protection;Will be able to share gained knowledge and skills with their organisation and local community;Will be able to get actively involved for the full duration of the session.CostsParticipation fee: 50 Euros (this will be deducted from the travel reimbursement);Travel and visa costs 100% reimbursed for all participating for the full duration of the session;Free accommodation and vegetarian food is provided to all participants for whole duration of the study session.How to apply?If you are interested to apply, please fill in the online application form until 19 December 2016.Find out more about the project here. For more information, please contact Natalia Luchko at [email protected] Environmental Photography Award 2021 December 9, 2016 Published by emaj Similar Stories Beihang University Scholarships →last_img read more

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