General Election 2015 results: First Tory marginal held as party looks set to win

first_img Show Comments ▼ whatsapp More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.com Thursday 7 May 2015 8:03 pm ashley.kirk Tags: NULL center_img General Election 2015 results: First Tory marginal held as party looks set to win by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyGameday NewsNBA Wife Turns Heads Wherever She GoesGameday NewsEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorOpulent ExpressHer Quadruplets Were Born Without A Hitch. Then Doctors Realized SomethingOpulent ExpressBridesBlushThis Is Why The Royal Family Kept Quiet About Prince Harry’s Sister BridesBlush Share The first Conservative-Labour marginal has been held by the Tories, in what may reflect an early pattern in the results for the General Election.More on this story: Election results live Nuneaton, the first of many Tory-Labour marginals, has announced a Conservative victory, with Marcus Jones being declared its MP. The party gained 20,827 votes, against Labour’s 15,945.The Liberal Democrats again faced wipeout in the constituency, gaining just 816  votes.Lord Ashcroft’s polls predicted a Labour win in Nuneaton with 39 per cent of the vote – with the party five percentage points ahead of the Tories. Such a result could bode badly for Labour, losing out on the type of seat needed for the party to gain ground in Westminster. The Tories won Nuneaton with a 2.23 per cent majority in 2010 – the 29th tightest Tory-Labour marginal. It has increased its majority this time round.The Tory win reflects Ipsos-Mori’s exit poll which suggested the Conservative Party would gain 316 seats – just 10 short of an outright majority.  whatsapplast_img read more

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Greece debt crisis: Here’s what the analysts say about the plan to close all Greek banks

first_img whatsapp Sarah Spickernell Greece debt crisis: Here’s what the analysts say about the plan to close all Greek banks Show Comments ▼ Today, the European Central Bank announced it will not increase emergency loans for Greek banks after Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras called for a surprise referendum on a reform deal. Huge sums of cash were withdrawn from ATMs across the country yesterday, and this has prompted Greece to close all its banks on Monday while it imposes capital controls. It is not known when the banks will open again. Here’s how the analyst reacted to Sunday’s events: Karl Whelan, economics professor at the University College Dublin, said today’s decision by the ECB will have major repercussions:  Chris Scicluna, head of economic research at Daiwa Capital Markets, thought the decision could be the trigger for a new currency down the line:  The closure of the banks will have a highly damaging effect on what was already a very weak Greek economy. The cash squeeze on the Greek government is bound to intensify, meaning that domestic payment arrears are bound to mount further while public sector workers and pensioners might well have to be paid with IOUs as soon as end-July. That would likely represent the first steps to issuing a parallel currency. Richard Perry, market analyst at Hantec Markets was surprised by the pressure the ECB is now placing on the struggling economy: It looks not great. I have to say I am surprised as to how it is panning out at the moment. Capping the ELA is a fairly significant move as the ECB knows Greek banks are already all but insolvent. They are relying upon the liquidity of the ECB and the lack of extension could well be crippling. This is the ECB really cranking up the pressure on Greece. Marc Chandler of BBH said he expects equity markets to suffer declines, and not just in the Eurozone: Some observers argued that the resilience of the euro in the face of the deterioration of the Greek negotiations means that “bad news is good news” for the single currency. We are not convinced. We expect the euro gaps lower in early Asia. We expect equity markets to suffer broad declines. The yen and Swiss franc perform relatively well, as is often the case in financial turmoil.  Share whatsapp Tags: Greek debt crisis Sunday 28 June 2015 5:55 pm by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailInvestment GuruRemember Cote De Pablo? Take A Deep Breath Before You See Her NowInvestment GuruMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunForbesThese 10 Colleges Have Produced The Most Billionaire AlumniForbesComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorEliteSinglesThe Dating Site for Highly-Educated Singles in ScottsdaleEliteSingles last_img read more

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Bristol-Myers shuffles management and its chief strategy officer is leaving

first_imgPharmalot Bristol-Myers shuffles management and its chief strategy officer is leaving GET STARTED By Ed Silverman April 24, 2017 Reprints Unlock this article — plus daily coverage and analysis of the pharma industry — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED About the Author Reprints [email protected] Following setbacks with an important cancer drug, Bristol-Myers Squibb reorganized some key managerial slots last week and, as part of the shuffling, chief strategy officer Emmanuel Blin will leave in June, according to a memo written by chief executive officer Giovanni Caforio.The drug maker is integrating all commercial functions into one organization and Murdo Gordon, who is the chief commercial officer, will expand his responsibilities to include both worldwide oncology commercial activities and specialty drugs. Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. What is it? @Pharmalot Ed Silverman STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. Log In | Learn More What’s included? Tags pharmaceuticalsSTAT+last_img read more

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It’s not just athletes: Doctors at the Olympics have also worked years to get there

first_imgHealthIt’s not just athletes: Doctors at the Olympics have also worked years to get there Please enter a valid email address. Tags physicians Leave this field empty if you’re human: At the games themselves, much of what doctors deal with is “just travel medicine,” Rodeo said. “So, we’ll get a lot of stomachaches and everything that comes with eating different food or drinking different water or switching to a different time zone.”But literally anything can happen, said Tee.“On the 18th hole of golf, a guy from South America got too excited and fell down and ruptured a ligament in his ankle,” he recalled. “A Hong Kong swimmer fainted, another athlete got stung by a bee. And everybody was worried about Zika.”The job can be demanding in other ways, too. It’s a significant commitment of not just money but time. “Over the time I was trying out, I was away from my practice for six months, and lost about a quarter of a million dollars,” said Hutchinson.“You give up a lot to do it,” Rodeo said. “And it’s not just the financial issues. It’s time away from your patients.”Among Rodeo’s patients are NFL players on the New York Giants. He said he is grateful that he can work with the Summer Olympics in the off season. “Some people can’t take that time away from their practice,” he said.The reward is the opportunity to work long, hard days at a far-off locale.“It’s volunteerism at its best,” said Rodeo. “You do it because you want to give back. You have to love it to do it.”Pascal, who has gone to the Olympics five times, agreed. “The hours are long but the memories last a lifetime,” he said. “And you get some really cool USA clothes.” Related: Related: Snowboarder Jacqueline Hernandez of the United States is stretchered off the course by medics after a fall during the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics. Streeter Lecka/Getty Images Another kind of superbug: Seeking an edge in the elite athlete’s microbiome As Team USA preps for the Winter Olympics festivities to kick off this weekend, it’s not only the 243 athletes who are getting ready for action — it’s also a crew of medical volunteers who undergo a grueling selection process of their own.The official U.S. Olympic Committee’s Sports Medicine Division recruits a crew of volunteer doctors — as well as orthopedists, chiropractors, nurses, sports therapists, massage therapists, and more — every two years. Those selected will work with Olympic teams during training and practices and ultimately at the games themselves — some caring for one team exclusively; others moving around as the need arises. And they do it all uncompensated.It’s a lot to ask from a volunteer, but former Olympic physicians say the experience is worth it. “I knew I wasn’t going to make it there as an athlete,” said Dr. Mark Hutchinson, an orthopedist in Chicago. “But I thought that as a doctor, I could go and enjoy Olympic glory vicariously.”advertisementcenter_img Privacy Policy Big-calorie days are a necessary part of Olympic training Hutchinson was a volunteer physician at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, working primarily with the equestrian and rhythmic gymnast teams.But the process of getting there began years prior.advertisement Newsletters Sign up for Daily Recap A roundup of STAT’s top stories of the day. By Leah Samuel Feb. 8, 2018 Reprints As with any selective process, it starts with the application. Applicants must be licensed or certified, have at least three years of experience, and have no felonies, disciplinary actions, or sanctions. Doctors also must have a current Drug Enforcement Administration registration, at least $1 million in malpractice insurance, and current certification in using CPR and external defibrillators. They will also need certification in sports medicine, for which some applicants will need additional coursework before they can apply to the Olympics. With a pile of documents and a $90 application fee to cover the background check, the process begins.If all checks out, applicants will visit a U.S. Olympic Training Center — in Chula Vista, Calif.; Colorado Springs, Colo.; or Lake Placid, N.Y. — for further training, interviews, and to care for athletes who are in training.“You have a kind of internship type of thing, where you get to know their system, [and] they get to know you, basically,” said Dr. Scott Rodeo, a sports medicine surgeon at the Hospital for Special Surgery who volunteered with the U.S. Olympic swim team in 2004, 2008, and 2012. “Then you start with smaller competitions.”This is where the doctors’ real tryouts happen. The USOC routinely emails applicants notices of volunteer medical rotations at national events like Olympic qualifiers or international competitions like the Pan American Games. Medical team applicants race to sign up for these rotations, which are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. If they get an assignment, they must travel to the event location at their own expense. “You get invited to travel with a team — like basketball or field hockey — and you just go,” said Hutchinson.At these events, they work alongside other applicants, evaluating and treating athletes, coaches, and guests. They are on call for all emergencies. They assist at the on-site sports medicine clinic, helping athletes put on braces or tape, do stretches, or other preparations. They’re required to attend all team practices and even to help set up and take down equipment, in addition to maintaining paperwork and helping with cleaning and laundry.And all under scrutiny.“At any time, you can be told, ‘Thank you for your service,’ then you’re done there and sent home,” said Hutchinson. “Some people didn’t make it because they got bad comments from athletes or the coaches didn’t like them.”“You need to be ready to work and check your ego at the door,” said Rodeo. “It’s a little bit like residency.”And the process can be longer than most medical residencies. Doctors hoping to get to the Olympics can spend two, five, or even 15 years working events and training.Meanwhile, the USOC further narrows down the number of applicants at various points along the way. Those selected to attend to athletes at the Olympics usually learn of their selection the year before, after a process as mysterious as it is arduous.“You get an email saying you’ve been selected,” said Dr. Kim Tee, a Chicago podiatrist who volunteered with the U.S. golf team in Rio in 2016. “After you meet all the criteria. But the criteria, that is something only the committee knows.”There are some shortcuts to help your case, however.“You want to keep your name in front of the committee, but not just be in their face all the time,” said Hutchinson. “So I got around that by sending them an updated CV once in a while, with a friendly note.”Or there are other approaches. “Sometimes you can get one of the athletes to write a letter to the committee saying that they like working with you and they want to work with you at the Olympics,”explained volunteer Dr. David Pascal, a North Carolina chiropractor.last_img read more

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Australia’s girls’ maths team places 12th at 2021 European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad

first_imgAustralia’s girls’ maths team places 12th at 2021 European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad Australian Maths Trust (AMT)Last week, four mathematically talented young Australian women competed in the 10th annual European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad (EGMO).The Australian team of four girls from WA, QLD and NSW, placed 12th out of 54 competing countries and 213 contestants, scoring one gold and two bronze medals. The 2021 team’s achievement ties with Australia’s best-ever ranking achieved in 2020.Ruiying Wu was awarded a gold medal at the competition, placing 17th overall amongst all competitors. Elizabeth Yevdokimov (Bronze, 65th overall) and Mikaela Gray (Bronze, 73rd overall) and Eva Ge (132nd overall) also contributed to Australia’s success.Each year a different country hosts the competition and in 2021 Georgia hosted and delivered a completely remote delivery due to COVID-19 travel restrictions.The entire team contributed to Australia’s impressive performance on the EGMO’s international stage and has again demonstrated the strength and depth of Australia’s young female mathematical problem solvers.The Australian is made up of:Eva Ge, Year 12, age 17, James Ruse Agricultural High School, NSWMikaela Gray, Year 12, age 17, Brisbane State High School, QLDRuiying Wu, Year 12, age 17, St Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls, WAElizabeth Yevdokimov, Year 12, age 17, St Ursula’s College, QLDThanom Shaw (Team Leader)Michelle Chen (Deputy Team Leader).“The European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad continues to create invaluable opportunities for talented girls in mathematics,” said Thanom Shaw, Australia’s EGMO Team Leader.“Once again, despite disruption across the world with COVID-19, EGMO has forged ahead with spirit, determination and flexibility. All 213 contestants from 55 teams around the world participated with pride and integrity, thankful for a beautiful collection of problems to think about and for the opportunity to perform on an international stage.“With two of the six problems in this year’s contest proposed by Australia, we no longer feel so much a guest country in a European competition, but a genuine part of an increasingly international EGMO family,” Thanom said.The Australian Maths Trust supports young mathematical problem solvers across Australian schools and in national and international programs and competitions and has done so for more than forty years.Its support of Australian teams competing at EGMO has been a part of its effort to engage females of all ages in mathematics and has resulted in a significant increase in female participation across its Olympiad training programs.This project is supported by the Australian Government Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources through the Inspiring Australia – Science Engagement Programme.The Olympiad programs are also supported by the Trust’s National Sponsor of the Australian Informatics and Mathematical Olympiads, Optiver. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Australia, Australian, Australian Government, Brisbane, Energy and Resources, Europe, european, Georgia, Government, industry, informatics, mathematics, NSW, QLD, resources, WAlast_img read more

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Positive COVID-19 Case Update 20 April

first_imgPositive COVID-19 Case Update 20 April Department of the Chief Minister and CabinetSix new COVID-19 case have been recorded in the Northern Territory in the past 24 hours.A female, aged 71, who arrived on the repatriation flight from Chennai on 15 April 2021 has tested positive for COVID-19.The patient is in the care of Royal Darwin Hospital for medical treatment unrelated to COVID-19.Additionally, two males aged 33 and 42, and three females aged four, 33 and 34 who arrived on the repatriation flight from New Delhi on 17 April 2021 have tested positive for COVID-19.The 42-year-old male is displaying mild symptoms while the other cases are asymptomatic. All are under the care of the AUSMAT team at the NT Centre for National Resilience.Since repatriation flights to the Northern Territory began on 23 October 2020:· 6668 international arrivals have undertaken quarantine at the Howard Springs Centre for National Resilience.· A total of 89 positive COVID-19 cases have been reported from international repatriation.The total number of cases diagnosed in the Northern Territory is 130. All cases have been related to international or interstate travel, with no cases of community transmission. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:AusPol, Australia, community, covid-19, Darwin, Government, hospital, Howard, New Delhi, Northern Territory, quarantine, resilience, travel, treatmentlast_img read more

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Motor Mouth: Bigger batteries aren’t the answer for EVs

first_imgTrending in Canada 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 During the same time period, however, we bought 27,003 more pickups and 11,820 more large SUVs. Just to be perfectly clear, I’m not saying Canadians bought 27,003 pickups and 11,820 large SUVs in 2016 but that we bought 27,003 more pickups and 11,820 more large SUVs last year compared with 2015. Yes, despite the headlines trumpeting the arrival of the electric car revolution, for every Canadian converting to driving electric, we are buying almost 100 more gas-guzzling, emissions-belching trucks and large SUVs. If voting with one’s wallet be the measure of changing consumption, then buying almost 100 more SUVs and pickups for every extra electric car in a single year hints that we Canadians at least (the numbers aren’t any better for our American cousins, mind you) are not getting the message.RELATED We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. advertisement The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever ‹ Previous Next › Motor Mouth: Facts are superfluous to the EV crowd Electric-powered automobiles are not a bad idea; pure battery-powered EVs are. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 A Renault Kangoo Z.E. electric car testing an inductive charging road near Paris. What would it take to make you buy an EV?This will all be solved, says McKinsey, when the price of batteries hits about $100 per kilowatt-hour. This will happen somewhere between 2020 (says Elon Musk) and 2030 (says McKinsey), at which point battery-powered cars will be cost competitive — or even cheaper! — than their fossil-fueled, internally combusting equivalent.More importantly, say Seba, McKinsey, et al, such cheap batteries will end range anxiety, the main reason, say all the protagonists, for the poor sales success of electric cars. EV manufacturers will now be able to load enough lithium-ions into products to extend their range to 300 kilometres and beyond while still being cost competitive with fossil fuel-powered cars. This, say they all, spells the doom of internal combustion.Not quite so quickly, I suspect. What all these studies fail to account for — as, indeed, have all EV protagonists since the dawn of our supposed electric revolution — is that range anxiety is a two-pronged affair. What consumers – used to the convenience of gasoline-fueled cars – want is to be able to drive those aforementioned 300 km and be able to recharge their batteries in the same three minutes or so that they can refuel their current car. Though the industry continues to pooh-pooh this contention, there’s a reason beyond just initial sticker shock that McKinsey’s own study shows that, while more than 20 per cent of new car shoppers think about buying a new battery-powered electric car, fewer than 0.5 per cent actually do.There are, however, solutions.Probably the most promising is the under-road wireless charging — originally detailed here in Motor Mouth in 2015 — that uses dynamic wireless power transfer (DWPT) to recharge electric cars as they drive. Renault recently detailed how it sees dynamic charging as the future of range anxiety-free electrical motoring. As Eric Feunteun, Renault’s electric vehicle program director, says, “This technology is really at the heart of bringing electric cars from the second car of the household to the first car of the household.”And, according to Highways England’s recent feasibility study — Powering electric vehicles on England’s major roads — the price of constructing such a road-based infrastructure is going down, the latest estimate about £375,000 (about $650,000 in our currently devalued Canbucks) per kilometre. As expensive as that is, consider this: If instead of loading every one of our new EVs with the 80 or more kilowatt-hours of lithium ion needed to get to those 300 km of range, what if just 30 kWh were employed to fill our typical daily urban driving needs? McKinsey notes that the next generation of EV buyers — “mainstream mobility seekers” as the management consulting giant calls them — claim to need but 40 km of range in typical daily use; their range anxiety stems from those rare days when they travel out of town.Even at the (hopelessly?) optimistic price of $100/kw-hr, that’s a cost saving of $5,000 per car for every one of the 26 or so million cars currently prowling Canadian roads. $130-billion reduction in new car costs would be enough to convert about 200,000 km of roadway to wireless charging. There are roughly 38,000 km of paved freeways in Canada’s National Highway System. Even accounting for the fact that not all of our secondary roads are included, building wireless roadways could completely eliminate range anxiety, still allow EV owners the convenience of recharging at home and also save consumers some serious moola in the long run.Nor is wireless charging the only electric solution more convenient than ginormous lithium ion batteries. Professors at Purdue University say they have perfected a system claimed to use “fluid electrolytes to re-energize spent battery fluids.” In layman’s terms, EVs could be recharged by pumping them full of a water/ethanol solution in much the same way current cars are refueled with gasoline. Indeed, the authors of the IFBattery innovation — Eric Nauman and John Cushman — posit that their “instantly rechargeable” cars could be refueled at the same fuel station currently pumping gasoline and, perhaps best of all, the discharged fluids could “be sent in bulk to solar farms, wind turbine installations or hydroelectric plants for re-charging and reused many times.” In other words, we could have dramatically reduced recharging times and emissions-free recycling.I’d like to end this week’s diatribe on a personal note. Every time I write anything condemning the current EV agenda, I am castigated as being both anti-environmental and anti-electric. In truth I am not against electric vehicles, only bad engineering. Relying on increasingly large lithium ion batteries to assuage range anxiety is not a practical long-term solution to eliminating greenhouse gases. Building an infrastructure to service them when there are quicker and more efficient recharging models available is a monumental waste of money. Trending Videos COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS See More Videos For just for a moment, let’s pretend we’re really serious about this electric vehicle thing, that Tony Seba — the Stanford University economist who predicts that within eight short years we won’t be able to buy a gasoline-fueled automobile anywhere in the world — isn’t on drugs. And that maybe, just maybe, the latest study by McKinsey et al (Electrifying insights: How automakers can drive electrified vehicle sales and profitability) claiming — with perhaps a little more veracity than Mr. Seba — somewhere around 2030 or so, EVs will be price competitive with conventional cars, is based on sound data. Will that be enough for McKinsey’s promises — or Mr. Seba’s fantasies — to bear fruit?The evidence, for the most part, says no.First, consider this: According to Dennis DesRosiers of DesRosiers Automotive Consultants, we Canadians purchased 3,990 battery-powered electrical vehicles in 2015. In 2016, we bought 4,382. That means 392 more people opted to go fully electric in 2016 than in 2015, a not insignificant 10 per cent increase. Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” RELATED TAGSMotor MouthMotor MouthNew VehiclesAutomotive TechnologyCanadaCars and Car DesignCulture and LifestyleDavid BoothDennis DesRosiersDesRosiers Automotive Consultants Inc.Electric VehiclesElon MuskEnglandEric FeunteunEric NaumanEuropeJohn CushmanPurdue UniversityRenault SAScience and TechnologyStanford UniversitySUVs and CrossoversTechnologyTony SebaWestern Europelast_img read more

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Last Call for Kuhlman Cellars 2019 Viognier

first_imgTwitter Linkedin Share TAGSKuhlman Cellars Facebook Email AdvertisementThis is the last chance to enjoy the Viognier until 2022.Stonewall, Texas – February 23, 2021 – It’s the last call for Kuhlman Cellars’ 2019 Texas High Plains Viognier ($29). Only thirty-one cases remain of this delicate white wine. This will be the last Kuhlman Cellars Viognier for at least a year; a fall freeze caused significant damage to many Texas High Plains vineyards in 2020, including Kuhlman’s Viognier vineyard. Therefore, there will be no Kuhlman Cellars 2020 Viognier produced.This aromatic white wine has a beautiful golden dark yellow “robe”. The strong apricot and quince aromatics jump out of the glass upon opening and continue to dazzle the palate as this wine is enjoyed. The delicacy is accompanied by a fat and soft coating sensation in the mouth that lingers, making this a perfect wine to complement sushi, oysters, or Asian-style dishes.Order one of the last bottles of the Kuhlman Cellars 2019 Texas High Plains Viognier here.Kuhlman Cellars is open and ready to welcome you at their idyllic Hill Country vineyard! Click here for more information about tours, tastings, and experiences.About Kuhlman Cellars Kuhlman Cellars believes wine promotes an appreciation of life’s journey. Lifelong wine lovers Chris and Jennifer Cobb founded an estate vineyard to produce terroir-driven wines of the highest quality. French winemaker and Texas wine pioneer Bénédicte Rhyne soon joined the team and they co-founded the winery to craft wine representative of Old World winemaking principles. Kuhlman Cellars opened to the public in 2014. Located in the heart of the Texas wine country, Kuhlman Cellars welcomes visitors at its tasting room on the famed Hwy 290 Wine Trail between Fredericksburg and Johnson City for signature food and wine pairings. For more information and to purchase wines online, visit www.kuhlmancellars.com.Connect with Kuhlman CellarsFacebookTwitterInstagramAdvertisement Pinterest ReddIt Home Industry News Releases Last Call for Kuhlman Cellars 2019 ViognierIndustry News ReleasesWine BusinessLast Call for Kuhlman Cellars 2019 ViognierBy Press Release – February 23, 2021 123 0 Previous articlePortland Cider Co. Donates $12,500 to Hunger-Free Oregon from Sales of Its 2020 PDX Community CiderNext articleFieldwork Brewing Company Expands San Ramon Location Press Releaselast_img read more

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Sandals/ATL donate vehicles to Ocho Rios Police Station

first_imgRelatedSandals/ATL donate vehicles to Ocho Rios Police Station Sandals/ATL donate vehicles to Ocho Rios Police Station National SecurityMay 27, 2011 RelatedSandals/ATL donate vehicles to Ocho Rios Police Station By ALDEEN CAMPBEL, JIS Reporter RelatedSandals/ATL donate vehicles to Ocho Rios Police Station FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail OCHO RIOS — A Volkswagen Amarok pickup truck and six mountain bikes have been added to the Ocho Rios Police Station’s fleet, thanks to Sandals Group, and sister company, ATL Autohaus. The two litre twin-turbo diesel engine pickup and the mountain bikes were officially handed over to National Security Minister, Senator Dwight Nelson, at a function at Sandals Ocho Rios Hotel, on Wednesday (May 25). “There will be a further two more pickups donated, one to the Montego Bay region and the other to the Negril region,” Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the Sandals Group, Adam Stewart, said at the function. He also stated that the Group will be donating a fourth Amarok pickup to the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) on Thursday, May 26, noting that the donations were being made in honour of the Sandals Group’s 30th Anniversary. “We want to say thanks to you (the JCF) and we urge you to take the best care of it and, when the time comes for it to be serviced, we will service it for you at our service centre in Montego Bay,” Mr. Stewart stated.                                 Senator Nelson said that he was happy to be participating in the handing over ceremony. “This handing over really signifies an input by the private sector, to ensure that our security forces are equipped and their abilities to fight crime and violence are enhanced,” he said, thanking Sandals and ATL Automotive for the contribution. He said he was sure that the provision of the Amarok pick-ups to the JCF and the JDF will improve their capacity within Ocho Rios, Montego Bay and Negril. Advertisementslast_img read more

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Public comment sought for new parks plan

first_img March 8, 2019 at 9:44 PM 1 Comment I was one of the residents that worked with the city on the design of our most recent park. Ishihara took months to hammer out. A design that had the features we wanted at a price the designer could budget. Construction began behind a dark green fence along the entire 1000 feet of the new park. Months later the fence was taken down and a few days later the official opening ceremony took place. People we didn’t know said things we didn’t care about and took credit. It was then we the residents saw our new park. It was almost NOTHING like we had agreed it would be. One small strip of grass. Lots of cement walkways. No jogging path around the edges. No small dog park. Exercise equipment that we were told would be “the latest thing” are all about cross country skiing. Useless junk! No trees to sit under. No place for older kids to play. Best of all, the west 1/4 of “our” park is now a rain water reclamation area for the train yard next door. It’s truly a drive by park. It looks best from a car. All of that talk with Mia the designer was a total waste of time. Our park was built the way The Powers That Be wanted it built…. and so shall yours be. Welcome to Santa Monica. MY WRITE TOOCar dealership thefts becoming a trendYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall8 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press19 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press19 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson19 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter19 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor19 hours ago Comments are closed. Matthew Davies says: HomeFeaturedPublic comment sought for new parks plan Mar. 06, 2019 at 5:00 amFeaturedNewsPublic comment sought for new parks planMadeleine Pauker2 years agoNewsSanta MonicaTongva Park (File photo) Residents will be able to learn about and provide feedback on a plan that will shape Santa Monica’s parks for the next 20 years.The City of Santa Monica is hosting an open house Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Tongva Park to provide information and solicit input on the Parks & Recreation Master Plan Update. The event will feature interactive stations, family fun games, live music and light refreshments. The City has been inviting input on the master plan update at neighborhood organizations and events, outreach booths and farmers’ markets since last January, and also conducted an online survey. It has collected feedback from more than 2,500 individuals so far and is planning to add a multitude of features to the parks, ranging from new play areas and gathering spaces to expanded programming and more opportunities for food and beverage options.The needs assessment report on the master plan update describes possible initiatives the City could implement in eight different categories.The first category, “Enhance Play for All,” suggests adding a large destination play area with different types of play experiences not already available in Santa Monica and integrating playful amenities, games and pop-up programming into existing parks. The section also proposes expanding access and hours for drop-in play at sports fields and facilities, building new gymnasium and aquatics facilities and increasing inclusive design throughout the parks system.The second section is titled “Strengthen Access to Parks, Facilities and the Beach” and focuses on making more parks accessible by foot, bicycle, bus or train. The third, “Rethink Streets with Park Potential,” raises the possibility of using the Olympic and San Vicente Boulevard medians for recreation, adding parklets, gardens and green spaces around the city and producing open streets events.The report proposes adding more seating and tables to create small gathering spaces or larger ones that could be reserved for events in its fourth category, “Foster Social Interaction.” The section also supports installing more public art, expanding neighborhood, cultural and educational programming and incorporating the sale of food and beverages at the parks.Residents want the parks to be greener and more natural spaces, according to the report, and its fifth category, “Increase Green Infrastructure,” calls for community gardens and urban agriculture, more trees and drought-resistant landscaping. The following section, “Optimize Existing Park and Beach Experiences,” suggests constructing multipurpose facilities, renovating indoor spaces and partnering with outside institutions to maintain the parks and beach.The report calls on the master plan to “Design and Program Public Spaces with Safety in Mind.” The Recreation and Parks Commission recently declared a safety crisis in the parks and at the beach, asking City Council to step up police presence in the parks and establish a beach curfew. Council discussed the issue Tuesday night. The proposed master plan initiatives echo Council’s previous comments on the matter, such as activating the parks with programming to deter criminal activity and increasing the presence of Santa Monica Hospitality Ambassadors.Finally, the report outlines the City’s plan to create new park land in neighborhoods and downtown, in small, underutilized spaces and even over the 10 freeway. It also advises developing a strategy to convert the Santa Monica Airport, which will close by 2028, into a park.After soliciting feedback at Saturday’s open house, the City will draft a master plan this summer for Council to adopt in winter [email protected] :NewsSanta Monicashare on Facebookshare on Twittershow 1 commentlast_img read more

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