Cleveland Clinic and American Cancer Society move fundraisers from Mar-a-Lago

first_imgHospitalsCleveland Clinic and American Cancer Society move fundraisers from Mar-a-Lago By Casey Ross Aug. 17, 2017 Reprints Trending Now: Mar-a-Lago has hosted eight years’ worth of Cleveland Clinic fundraisers. ON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images About the Author Reprints @caseymross CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Clinic and the American Cancer Society said they will not hold annual fundraising galas at President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida amid intense criticism over the president’s reluctance to denounce white nationalist groups.The announcements come as businesses have faced increasing pressure to distance themselves from Trump, who has been sharply criticized for his equivocal response to the deadly violence in Charlottesville, Va. The clinic’s decision, which was announced Thursday, was a reversal from its prior commitment to keep the event.Its announcement was quickly followed by the American Cancer Society, which also said it would drop plans to hold its 2018 gala at Mar-a-Lago.advertisement The clinic has held a fundraiser at the Mar-a-Lago club for the past eight years. This year’s event happened soon after Trump’s January executive order on immigration, which prevented a Cleveland Clinic doctor from returning to the country, prompting protests and calls for the February fundraiser to be moved or canceled. But the fundraiser went on as planned, attracting about 500 attendees and raising $1 million for the clinic’s Florida hospital.The clinic initially said it planned to again hold its event at the resort in 2018. On Thursday, executives reversed course, but avoided any mention of politics in their justification. “After careful consideration, Cleveland Clinic has decided that it will not hold a Florida fundraiser at Mar-a-Lago in 2018,” a hospital spokeswoman said in a statement. “We thank the staff of Mar-a-Lago for their service over the years.” “Our values and commitment to diversity are critical as we work to address the impact of cancer in every community,” the cancer organization said in a statement. “It has become increasingly clear that the challenge to those values is outweighing other business considerations.”The news of the canceled events followed a decision by prominent business executives on Wednesday to disband a business advisory council advising the president. The clinic’s CEO, Dr. Toby Cosgrove, was among the executives who opted to pull the plug on the council.advertisement National Technology Correspondent Casey covers the use of artificial intelligence in medicine and its underlying questions of safety, fairness, and privacy. He is the co-author of the newsletter STAT Health Tech. Casey Ross [email protected] Comparing the Covid-19 vaccines developed by Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson last_img read more

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CPTC Gets $10 Million

first_imgRelatedCPTC Gets $10 Million Advertisements RelatedCPTC Gets $10 Million CPTC Gets $10 Million UncategorizedApril 3, 2008center_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Creative Production and Training Centre (CPTC), has been allocated $10 million in the 2008/09 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives.This allocation will be used to purchase equipment for both the studio and the Media Technology Institute (MTI).The CPTC is one of Jamaica’s and the Caribbean’s leading multi-media production and training facilities, offering first-class services both locally and internationally.Located in Kingston, the publicly owned company began operations in April 1984 under the Companies Act.The company’s operations fall within three operating divisions. They are: production (creative productions); training (the MTI); and cable Television (Creative Television – CTV).Meanwhile, Social Welfare Services, which also falls under the Ministry of Information, Culture, Youth and Sports, has received $7 million in the Estimates.The money will be used to repair the roof and install partitions at the Women’s Centre in Kingston; repair the Mandeville Centre Day Nursery; and fence the nurseries in Savanna-la-Mar and Montego Bay. RelatedCPTC Gets $10 Millionlast_img read more

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Bog Walk Gorge Re-Opens

first_imgAdvertisements Bog Walk Gorge Re-Opens UncategorizedOctober 7, 2008 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The roadway through the Bog Walk Gorge in St. Catherine, which was severely damaged by flood waters caused by Tropical Storm Gustav in August, was officially re-opened yesterday (October 5), by Minister of Transport and Works, Michael Henry.Mr. Henry told JIS News, that the closure of the roadway impacted the economic activities of persons using the roadway in one form or another. “A lot of businesses lost income because of the other roads being used and the diversion of the traffic,” he pointed out, noting that the livelihood of persons who vend in the area should improve.The Minister said he was satisfied with the quality of work executed by Bouygues Travaux Publics Jamaica Limited, builders of Highway 2000, which did the work at no cost to the Government.Mr. Henry said he travelled on the roadway a few days earlier and recommended that a few more road markings be done, and that barriers and additional reflectors be installed in some critical areas of the roadway.He also noted that there are still some things left to be done, but it was important that it be opened, as it was having an impact on the travelling public, motorists and businesses. “There is still work to be done in raising the level of the walls and we have to begin the de-silting of the river, because that water level in the river is high and that has to start,” he explained.Addressing the matter of the alternative routes through Barry and Sligoville, Mr. Henry said he is currently awaiting the estimates to expand and upgrade them, from Bouygues, so he could begin raising the money.The Minister pointed out that following the destruction of the roadway through the Gorge, he also requested Bouygues to look at Crescent Road, another proposed alternative route, and to present an estimate for upgrading.Mr. Henry said he would be observing keenly, how the cemented section of the roadway through the Gorge holds up, as that could influence road building in Jamaica. RelatedBog Walk Gorge Re-Openscenter_img RelatedBog Walk Gorge Re-Opens RelatedBog Walk Gorge Re-Openslast_img read more

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Rogue employers named and shamed for failing to pay minimum wage

first_imgRogue employers named and shamed for failing to pay minimum wage 139 companies, including major household names, have short-changed their employees and have been finedoffending firms failed to pay £6.7 million to their workers, in a completely unacceptable breach of employment lawBusiness Minister Paul Scully says the list should be a ‘wake-up call’ to rogue bosses, as department relaunches naming scheme after 2-year pauseAlmost 140 companies, including some of the UK’s biggest household names, are being named and shamed today for failing to pay their workers the minimum wage.Investigated between 2016 and 2018, the 139 named companies failed to pay £6.7 million to over 95,000 workers in total, in a flagrant breach of employment law. The offending companies range in size from small businesses to large multinationals who employ thousands of people across the UK.Preserving and enforcing workers’ rights is a priority for this government. While the vast majority of businesses follow the law and uphold workers’ rights, the publication of the list is intended to serve as a warning to rogue employers that the government will take action against those who fail to pay their employees properly.This is the first time the government has named and shamed companies for failing to pay National Minimum Wage since 2018, following reforms to the process to ensure only the worst offenders are targeted.Business Minister Paul Scully said:Paying the minimum wage is not optional, it is the law. It is never acceptable for any employer to short-change their workers, but it is especially disappointing to see huge household names who absolutely should know better on this list.This should serve as a wake-up call to named employers and a reminder to everyone of the importance of paying workers what they are legally entitled to.Make no mistake, those who fail to follow minimum wage rules will be caught out and made to pay up.One of the main causes of minimum wage breaches was low-paid employees being made to cover work costs, which would eat into their pay packet, such as paying for uniform, training or parking fees.Also, some employers failed to raise employees’ pay after they had a birthday which should have moved them into a different National Minimum Wage bracket.Employers who pay workers less than the minimum wage have to pay back arrears of wages to the worker at current minimum wage rates. They also face hefty financial penalties of up to 200% of arrears – capped at £10,000 per worker – which are paid to the government. Each of the companies named today have paid back their workers, and were forced to pay financial penalties.While not all breaches of minimum wage rules are intentional, it is the responsibility of all employers to ensure they are following the law. With this round, we are also publishing a short educational bulletin that summarises public guidance on paying workers and common reasons for underpayment – helping to ensure that workers are not short-changed in future.National Minimum Wage Naming Scheme, Round 16: educational bulletin (PDF, 242KB, 6 pages)The companies the government is naming today were served a notice of underpayment between September 2016 and July 2018, following investigations by HMRC.Last month, the government announced a measured increase in National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage rates, which will come into effect from April 2021. Every worker is entitled to the National Minimum Wage, no matter their age or profession.This is the full list of companies named for failing to pay the National Minimum Wage:Tesco stores Limited, Welwyn Hatfield AL7, failed to pay £5,096,946.13 to 78,199 workersPizza Hut (U.K.) Limited, City of Edinburgh WD6, failed to pay £845,936.41 to 10,980 workersThe Lowry Hotel Limited, trading as The Lowry Hotel, Salford EC4A, failed to pay £63,431.51 to 99 workersDoherty & Gray Limited, Mid and East Antrim BT42, failed to pay £43,470.16 to 128 workersIndependent Care & Support Ltd, Medway ME2, failed to pay £40,275.17 to 55 workersAmber Valley Council for Voluntary Services, trading as Amber Valley Centre for Voluntary Services, Amber Valley DE5, failed to pay £37,346.46 to 104 workersPremier Care Limited, Salford M27, failed to pay £31.198.61 to 407 workersHill Biscuits Limited, Tameside OL7, failed to pay £25,867.06 to 247 workersSendon Garage Services Limited, Lambeth SW8, failed to pay £24,869.52 to 2 workersNatural Nails Beauty London Ltd, Haringey N15, failed to pay £15,265.58 to 4 workersSuperdrug Stores PLC, Croydon CR0, failed to pay £15,228.57 to 2222 workersSt Johnstone Football Club Limited (The), Peth and Kinross PH1, failed to pay £14,266.74 to 28 workersHome Grown Hotels Limited, New Forest SO43, failed to pay £13,790.44 to 25 workersRebus Construction Ltd, Hart RH12, failed to pay £13,379.94 to 5 workersMrs Emma Hartley, trading as Whitehall Hairdressing, Leeds, failed to pay £12,882.14 to 2 workersThe Walshford Inn Limited, trading as The Bridge Hotel & Spa, Harrogate W1W, failed to pay £11,947.23 to 26 workersSouthern Health and Social Care Trust, Armagh City, Banbrige and Craigavon, failed to pay £11,285.34 to 269 workersMüller UK & Ireland Group LLP, Shropshire TF9, failed to pay £10,702.11 to 54 workersDakota Forth Bridge Limited- Dissolved 20/03/2020, City of Edinburgh S70, failed to pay £10,236.50 to 4 workersPinnacle PSG Limited, City of London NW1, failed to pay £10,166.03 to 10 workersPreystone Property Investments Limited, trading as Battlesteads Hotel and Restaurant, Northumberland NE48, failed to pay £9767.15 to 26 workersWestern Brand Poultry Products (NI) Ltd, Fermanagh and Omagh BT92, failed to pay £9,275 to 50 workersNahid Residential Limited, trading as Manor House Hotel, Guildford GU1, failed to pay £9,159.53 to 5 workersNorfolk Coastal Pubs Limited, trading as The Golden Fleece, North Norfolk NR23 failed to pay £8,141.69 to 14 workersWorldwide Foods (Birmingham) Limited, trading as Al-Halal Supermarket, Birmingham B10, failed to pay £8,062.88 to 1 workerEat Food Limited, trading as Albatta Restaurant, Colchester CO1, failed to pay £7,987.15 to 5 workersG & J Properties Limited, Bolton BL7, failed to pay £7,858.16 to 1 workerAdi’s Hand Car Wash Ltd – Dissolved 19/02/2019, Barking and Dagenham RM8, failed to pay £7,750.84 to 2 workersSouth Eastern Health and Social Care Trust, Lisburn and Castlereagh BT16, failed to pay £7,564.66 to 193 workersDiscount Wallpapers Limited, trading as O’Neills Decorating Centre, Bolton WA12, failed to pay £7,446.14 to 11 workersSturgess & Thompson Limited, Leicester LE1, failed to pay £7,385.40 to 2 workersBelfast Health and Social Care Trust, Belfast BT9, failed to pay £7,303.41 to 192 workersHelio Leisure Limited, trading as Helio Fitness, Fylde FY3, failed to pay £7,298.69 to 26 workersNorthern Health and Social Care Trust, Antrim and Newtownabbey, failed to pay £6,900.72 to 146 workersHoar Cross Hall Limited, East Staffordshire OX7, failed to pay £6,651.94 to 26 workersRenard Resources Limited, Westminster WC2E, failed to pay £6,492.95 to 484 workersImago /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:business, employment, Government, Guildford, Harrogate, Ireland, London, minimum wage, Minister, national minimum wage, Paul Scully, resources, restaurant, supermarket, UK, UK Governmentlast_img read more

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Commission on Aging to report to County Council on seventh year’s accomplishments

first_imgI allow to create an accountWhen you login first time using a Social Login button, we collect your account public profile information shared by Social Login provider, based on your privacy settings. We also get your email address to automatically create an account for you in our website. Once your account is created, you’ll be logged-in to this account.DisagreeAgree Subscribe Connect with LoginI allow to create an accountWhen you login first time using a Social Login button, we collect your account public profile information shared by Social Login provider, based on your privacy settings. We also get your email address to automatically create an account for you in our website. Once your account is created, you’ll be logged-in to this account.DisagreeAgreeNotify of new follow-up comments new replies to my comments I allow to use my email address and send notification about new comments and replies (you can unsubscribe at any time). Name*Email*Website guestLabel Commission on Aging to report to County Council on seventh year’s accomplishmentsPosted by ClarkCountyToday.comDate: Monday, January 6, 2020in: Community Newsshare 0 Commission members will present a report on the 2019 healthy community series and discuss plans for a Healthy Communities Summit scheduled for Apr. 9 VANCOUVER — The Commission on Aging will present a summary of its seventh year of work to the Clark County Council on Wed., Jan. 15. The 4:30 p.m. meeting will be in the sixth-floor hearing room of the Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St. It is open to the public.Commission members will present a report on the 2019 healthy community series and discuss plans for a Healthy Communities Summit scheduled for Apr. 9. They will make recommendations about cultivating healthy communities in Clark County for those who wish to age in place. Healthy, livable communities are safe, have walkable streets, accessible housing and transportation options, provide access to needed services, and opportunities for residents of all ages to participate in community life. The commission will also outline their 2020 work program, which will focus on community engagement and advocacy.The Commission on Aging, supported by the Clark County Council, is a nine-member volunteer group that implements the Aging Readiness Plan and provides leadership addressing needs of aging community members.For more about the commission, visit www.clark.wa.gov/aging.Information provided by Clark Co. WA Communications.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Clark CountyVancouvershare 0 Previous : Washougal enters the new year with improvement projects new and old Next : Magnet program applications, kindergarten registration to begin soon in Vancouver Public SchoolsAdvertisementThis is placeholder textcenter_img guestLabel 0 Comments Inline FeedbacksView all comments Name*Email*Websitelast_img read more

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TV’s ‘Diesel Brothers’ to pay US$850,000 fine for rolling coal

first_img‘ICE-ing’ trend sees trucks block Tesla charging stations Trending in Canada Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 The Discovery Channels “Diesel Brothers”  Discovery Channel At issue are legal findings which state the lads alter or remove pollution control devices from rigs being modified as part of the show. About $90,000 must be paid to Davis County in Utah. The feds get everything else.RELATED The judge also took umbrage with the fact the Diesel Brothers stood to gain financially from these shenanigans, both in the sale of the trucks and in their status as television stars. Future incidents of violating pollution rules could find them on the wrong side of a contempt charge. 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 The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever RELATED TAGSPickup TruckFlexNew VehiclesDieseldiesel brothersFlexlegalrolling coal See More Videos These egregious ‘dude bro’ driving offences must stopAccording to the ruling, a group called the Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment, who filed a complaint in 2016, bought one of the trucks modified by the Diesel Brothers and shipped it to Colorado for emissions testing. How bad was it? The truck emitted 36 times more pollution, and 21 times the amount of particulate matter, than if it had pollution controls that weren’t modified. Yikes.In a statement, the Diesel Brothers’ lawyer, Cole Cannon – which is apparently a real name – said “My clients have always been committed to restoring air quality in Utah.” Um, okay then.Intentionally juicing one’s diesel-powered vehicle to emit plumes of black smoke – you may know it as “rolling coal,” ma’am – essentially involves over-fueling a vehicle’s engine and perhaps also disabling or monkeying with its emissions equipment. This latter point could take the form of removing the diesel particulate filter or something more complex. All the extra soot, no actual performance or horsepower gains. 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” COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Trending Videos advertisement Heavy D and Diesel Dave, the lads of Diesel Brothers fame on the Discovery Channel, need to dig deep after a federal judge ordered them to pay in excess of what would be a million dollars in this country for violating the Clean Air Act with modified trucks.It’s a fine totaling $851,451 of the finest American dollars, a sum which may actually rise once they get the plaintiff’s legal bill.District Court Judge Robert Shelby put them on the hook for that, too. That amount could very well push the total to nearly two million bucks. We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more

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SUV Review: 2021 Chevrolet Suburban

first_imgAs someone who fills the back of their Suburban every month with an engine, sheets of plywood, or pails of motorcycle parts, this kind of thing irks me. But in the 22 years since mine rolled off the assembly line in Mexico, the Suburban has left its old ancestors behind. No longer is it swimming with all the other trucks. It has ditched the gills, grown legs, and moved onward; yet some vestiges of the past do remain. It still has body on frame construction, a rugged and powerful V8 engine, and could still tow a Bayliner up a cliff if you wanted to. Precious few owners will. The new Suburban is built to be a huge luxury station wagon, and owners will use it as such. The soft leather seats, rear-seat entertainment screens, and whisper-quiet highway ride makes it the ideal road trip vehicle to carry a lot of stuff and a lot of people. As a luxury wagon, the Suburban is flawless.Evolution improves the breed. The new Suburban is the smoothest and most luxurious yet. But I actually really like dinosaurs. And I am going to keep mine around for a little while longer.LISTEN: How EVs have saved Canada’s automotive manufacturing sector. My tester Suburban was a top-trim High Country model with an as-tested price of $96,898. The Suburban is available in LS, LT, Z71, RST, Premiere, and High Country trims with the cheapest of all of them ringing in at $59,458 for a 2WD LT. Four-wheel drive is optional on some models but standard on others (including our test vehicle). This is the best driving Suburban that has ever been made. I have driven four generations of Suburban and it is not even close. The newest Burb glides over rough pavement, sticks to corners like a 5,500-pound Miata, and brakes with absolute confidence. Older Suburbans used to have a second resonance, though which one could feel the solid rear axle bouncing around and shaking the truck. The IRS setup has done away with that malady completely.The High Country is equipped with GM’s nearly magical magnetic ride control. It’s what allows the massive Suburban to corner like a car, haul like a truck, and glide like a luxury car over bumps; the only thing spoiling a true magic carpet ride are the humongous 22-inch wheels. The suspension is great, but you can only do so much when working with such low-profile tires. I could do with less bling and more sidewall. One thing I particularly love about the ‘Burb is that its 4WD has an “automatic” setting. Just leave it there and power will be sent to the forward wheels whenever needed; you don’t have to switch it on and off for fear of binding the axles on pavement.Inside, the Suburban is a very nice place to be. I love the leather and I love its rich colour. The upholstered leather pad under the central touch screen is a nice extra touch, but sometimes makes it hard to access buttons on the bottom of the screen. The High Country model boasts Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and wireless charging. One thing I don’t like is the annoying keyboard style shifter. Some of the buttons need to be pushed and others pulled, yet they all look identical from the driver’s seat. What was wrong with a column shift?RELATED First of all, my ’99 has three bench seats giving a total seating capacity of nine vs seven in the new one. You can spec a mid-row bench to seat 8. With all seats up my ’99 has 170 litres more cargo space than the 2021 – 135 litres more space than the 2021 if you fold all the seats down. Both trucks have the exact same front hip room, though the 2021 has 2.5 cm more shoulder room and 8.1 cm more front legroom.The added girth makes it hard to park and hard to see out of. The massive hood makes forward visibility challenging at times and parking this Nimitz-class beast would be easier if the 360-camera and reverse camera had clearer displays. Being a humongous brick doesn’t really pay dividends in fuel economy either: the big ‘Burb sucks back 12.4 L/100 km highway and 16.8 in the city. This is barely better than the official ratings on my ancient Suburban. It would be nice to see some improvement in fuel usage across nearly 25 years! Admittedly, the new 6.2L makes 420 hp vs the 255 found in a 1999, but still.2021 Chevrolet Suburban Underhood is one of three different engines. Some are optional and some can only be ordered with certain trim levels. The base engine is a 5.3L V8 making 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque. Our tester had the larger 6.2L V8 that makes a full 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. There is also a diesel option in the form of a 3.0L I6 making 277 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. We tested the 3.0L diesel on a GMC Sierra quad cab and were quite impressed with it, but have yet to try it in the new Suburban or Yukon.2021 Chevrolet Suburban See More Videos 2021 Buick Envision Avenir | SUV Review | Driving.ca OVERVIEW Enormous SUV is only moderately enormous on the inside VALUE FOR MONEYFair You can plot the entire evolution of the SUV with the life path of the Chevrolet Suburban. The 1938 Suburban was a prehistoric fish, happily living in the Paleozoic waters. A 1938 Suburban functioned about as well on the road as a fish would function in Death Valley. The solid front axle crashed over bumps, the low gearing for pulling trailers wailed at highway speeds, and the interior accommodations were as sparse as the factory in which it was made. From then until the mid 1960s, there was a clear delineation: the Suburban was a covered truck to be used for truck things, while on the other side of the fence were cars meant to be used for car things.But beginning in the 1970s, things began to change. In the same way that the late-Devonian Tiktaalik grew vestigial feet formed from fins to walk on land, the Suburban gained independent front suspension, disc brakes, and air-conditioning so it could be used as a truck and as a car. Today, the evolution is nearly complete. Like a lizard losing its vestigial dorsal fin, this newest 12th-generation Suburban has shed its solid rear axle for a softer, better handling independent rear suspension. 2021 Chevrolet Suburban 2021 Chevrolet Suburban 2021 Chevrolet Suburban 2021 Chevrolet Suburban 2021 Chevrolet Suburban 2021 Chevrolet Suburban 2021 Chevrolet Suburban 2021 Chevrolet Suburban 2021 Chevrolet Suburban 2021 Chevrolet Suburban 2021 Chevrolet Suburban 2021 Chevrolet Suburban 2021 Chevrolet Suburban 2021 Chevrolet Suburban 1999 Chevrolet Suburban These are 5 of the largest production vehicles ever builtThe front seat adjusts a million different ways and is reasonably comfy. But the real party trick is that real grown ups can comfortably ride in all three rows of seats. Usually the 3rd row is just for children or occasional trips, but the Suburban’s third row is a real place one can ride in comfort. Of course, you would expect such space in a vehicle as large as the Suburban. And that leads me into my big gripe with the ‘Burb.It’s just really big! You’d likely tell me that most people buy a Suburban because it’s big and I will reply that what people want to buy is a vehicle that is big on the inside. I know because I bought a Suburban myself. My everyday vehicle is a 1999 model that I use to tow, haul, commute, and road trip. Compared to my 1999 model, the 2021 is 15.7 cm longer on a 6.6 cm longer wheelbase, 10.4 cm wider and a full 17.5 cm taller. It’s larger in every exterior measurement compared to my 22-year-old truck. Despite that, it fits less.2021 Chevrolet Suburban Trending Videoscenter_img Quick Review: 2021 Ford Expedition King Ranch Play2021 Buick Envision Avenir | SUV Review | Driving.caPlayProceed with Caution: 2016+ Hyundai Tucson | Used Guide | Driving.caPlayBuying a used 3-row SUV? 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RELATED TAGSChevroletSuburbanPickup TruckSUVLuxuryLuxury VehiclesNew VehiclesRoad Testsbody-on-frame SUVChevroletfamily vehiclesuburbantowing PROSThe best-handling Suburban ever made. All the tech, superb highway ride. We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information.last_img read more

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CU-Boulder Business Student Awarded National Scholarship

first_img Published: Nov. 12, 2001 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Alisha Madeira, a tourism management student at the CU-Boulder Leeds School of Business, was selected as one of 10 national recipients — and one of four undergraduates — of the Travel Industry Association (TIA) Foundation scholarship. The scholarship, awarded to the top students in the country, supports individuals pursuing careers in the tourism field. Upon graduation in May 2002, Madeira will pursue a career in the hotel industry. Her long-term goal is to open a bed-and-breakfast in Florida. The TIA Foundation was created for the purpose of benefiting the U.S. travel and tourism industry. It supports activities vital to the concerns of the entire industry. Applicants, nominated by a professor in the field of travel and tourism, must write an essay titled “What Aspect of the Travel Industry Interests You and Why.” CU-Boulder Professor Charles Goeldner, who nominated Madeira said, “She is our very best student. This is an outstanding honor for Alisha and brings great acclaim to our program.” Madeira is the second CU-Boulder business student to win the award. In 1999, Nicole Cavarra from Coal Creek, Colo., won the scholarship. Madeira is from Denver and is a member of the Delta Gamma sorority and the Order of Omega Honor fraternity at the University of Colorado at Boulder.last_img read more

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Jamalco Takes Road Safety to Watsonton Primary

first_imgJamalco Takes Road Safety to Watsonton Primary EducationJune 20, 2010 RelatedJamalco Takes Road Safety to Watsonton Primary RelatedJamalco Takes Road Safety to Watsonton Primary FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Clarendon-based bauxite mining company, Jamalco, on Thursday (June 17), made presentations to some 150 students at the Watsonton Primary School in Lionel Town, as part of its drive to promote safety on the nation’s roads.The students were informed about the different aspects of road safety and the company’s efforts in helping to promote safety on the roadways.Public and Community Relations Administrator at Jamalco, Pamela White told the students that “Jamalco is not just a mining and refining company. We build and develop communities through education, sports, health and safety, income generating initiatives and entrepreneurial opportunities.”Public and Community Relations Administrator at Jamalco, Pamela White, interacts with students on road safety issues, at the Clarendon- based Watsonton Primary School. The event was held at the institution on June 17.Students also received Jamalco tokens as incentives for creating road safety posters. These carried several safety slogans with Shantelie Dixon’s ‘Don’t just drive for you, Drive for me’ judged the most original.As part of its ongoing safety initiatives, Jamalco will be hosting a Road Safety March and Educational Programme on Friday, June 25, 2010.In 2009 the company sponsored several initiatives including defensive driving courses for taxi operators and owners. In the past the company has sponsored similar programmes for Government agencies, the police, the May Pen Fire Brigade, and Clarendon Parish Council representatives.Of the 341 road fatalities in Jamaica in 2009, Clarendon accounted for 27 fatal accidents, which resulted in 30 deaths.center_img RelatedJamalco Takes Road Safety to Watsonton Primary Advertisementslast_img read more

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Bartlett Says Tourism Being Underrated

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Tourism, Hon Edmund Bartlett, has expressed concern about the lack of recognition of Tourism within the education system. “One of the things that worries me most, is the extent to which, for example, at the Tertiary level in this country, Tourism is being looked at in a negative light, and a lack of understanding of the revenue contribution of Tourism to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is causing all sorts of distorted notions to be passed around,” he stated. Mr. Bartlett made the comments on Wednesday (November 23), at the closing ceremony for a Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo) training seminar in the areas of “Protocol and Professional Etiquette”, at the Secrets Resort in Montego Bay. Approximately 27 individuals from organizations within Montego Bay received certification for completing the seminar. The Tourism Minister blamed the lack of recognition on ignorance of its real contribution to the nation, adding that even while there are key and important considerations of tax reform taking place, there is evidence that some persons are prepared to position the industry in a way as if to say that it is of no real value to the country. He said that the absence of empirical data to indicate the true contribution of the industry to the economy is also a cause for concern. He noted that his ministry has commissioned an impact study to determine the level. “We are determined that, even in an unfinished state, that data is going to be made available to those who are thinking through this whole process, to ensure that the industry, which is the lifeline of Jamaica, is not destroyed in a process to create fiscal equity across the board,” he stated. He noted that there are some 185 countries that have now embraced tourism as the centrepiece of their economic recovery programme, including some advanced economies. He went on to describe tourism as more than an industry, but a catalyst that speeds up or slows down economic activity in a whole range of other industries and sectors. RelatedBartlett Says Tourism Being Underrated RelatedBartlett Says Tourism Being Underrated RelatedBartlett Says Tourism Being Underrated Bartlett Says Tourism Being Underrated TourismNovember 25, 2011 By Bryan Miller Advertisementslast_img read more

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