Budget 2021: Keir Starmer accuses Sunak of ‘papering over the cracks’

first_imgStarmer accused Sunak of delivering a Budget that “papered over the cracks rather than rebuilding the foundation”. Budget 2021: Keir Starmer accuses Sunak of ‘papering over the cracks’ In a statement today billionaire investor George Soros said that while Starmer’s proposals were “novel”, the chancellor would be “better placed” to draw upon the idea of perpetual bonds. “I’m sure this Budget will look better on Instagram,” he quipped, in reference to a slick promotional video released by the Treasury earlier this week. Tags: Budget 2021 Perpetual bonds, formerly known as War Bonds or Consols, were first issued in 1752 and later used to fund the Napoleonic and Crimean Wars and World War I. The famous hedge fund tycoon, who also runs the charitable Open Society Foundations, dismissed concerns that Covid Consols relied on debt to fund government spending, pointing to record-low interest rates and similarities with the Bank of England’s existing bond-buying programme. Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer quipped that the Budget would ‘look better on Instagram’ (Getty Images) Also Read: Budget 2021: Keir Starmer accuses Sunak of ‘papering over the cracks’ The Labour leader said the chancellor was the person “actually making the decisions” in government, but said these decisions had “left us with the mess we find today”. James Warrington It also showed the government “doesn’t understand what went wrong in the last decade or what’s needed in the next”. “After the decisions of the last year and the decade of neglect, we needed a Budget to fix our economy, to reward our key workers, to protect the NHS and to build a more secure and prosperous economy for the future,” he said. Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer quipped that the Budget would ‘look better on Instagram’ (Getty Images) Also Read: Budget 2021: Keir Starmer accuses Sunak of ‘papering over the cracks’ The Labour leader also used his response to Sunak’s Budget to reiterate calls for government-backed recovery bonds as a means of repairing the damage caused by the pandemic. whatsappcenter_img The British Recovery Bond scheme proposals would give millions of Brits the chance to invest in the UK’s recovery after Covid. Sir Keir Starmer has hit back at Rishi Sunak’s Budget, accusing the chancellor of “papering over the cracks” in his spending plans. Starmer took aim at the government for failing to address issues such as pay for key workers and money for the NHS. “The chancellor may feel it is time for a victory lap, but I’m afraid this budget won’t look so good for the millions of key workers who are having their pay frozen, for the businesses swamped by debt and the families paying more in council tax and the millions who are out of work or worried about losing their job.” Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer quipped that the Budget would ‘look better on Instagram’ (Getty Images) Also Read: Budget 2021: Keir Starmer accuses Sunak of ‘papering over the cracks’ Wednesday 3 March 2021 4:16 pm Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer quipped that the Budget would ‘look better on Instagram’ (Getty Images) Soros said the issuing of these bonds in the context of the pandemic looked “eminently reasonable by historical standards”. “Many countries – including the UK’s European neighbours, France, Sweden, Finland, the Netherlands and Denmark – could benefit from issuing consols, but neither the governments nor the public nor the markets are familiar with this instrument. Britain could show them the way,” he said. “Instead, what we got was a Budget that papered over the cracks rather than rebuilding the foundation.” whatsapp Share Soros backs perpetual bonds Show Comments ▼last_img read more

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London crime gang dressed as key workers and joked about ‘clap for drug dealers’

first_img Also Read: London crime gang dressed as key workers and joked about ‘clap for drug dealers’ In one conversation in April last year, Doyle asked Canning: “Mate, do you have a high vis and stuff for the van? And like builder clothes? We need to look official in times like this.” Matt McMillan, manager of joint Met Police and National Crime Agency squad the Organised Crime Partnership, said: “We believe this group distributed huge amounts of drugs across parts of London and the Home Counties. Doyle and Canning were jailed at Kingston Crown Court on Monday along with mother and son Catherine Roche, 63, and Joe Roche, 29, who both dealt with the gang’s cash. A crime gang who dressed as key workers to avoid capture and joked about a weekly clap for drug dealers have been jailed. Andrew Doyle, 35, from Hammersmith, used the name “Neighbourhoodhero” on a secret encrypted messaging network while carrying out cocaine deals at the height of lockdown last year. Canning was jailed for eight years for conspiracy to supply cocaine; Catherine Roche, of Townmead Road, Fulham, south-west London was sentenced to four years and nine months for possession of criminal property, and four years for possession with intent to supply MDMA to run concurrently. Show Comments ▼ whatsapp MDMA pills, cash and Rolex watches The tactic of criminals disguising themselves as key workers has been highlighted in Coronation Street, when Leanne stole a nurse’s uniform to avoid being stopped. Joe Roche, who used the handle “Cremebrulee”, was in regular contact with Doyle and joked about clapping for drug dealers during the height of the first lockdown. Monday 17 May 2021 7:11 pm London crime gang dressed as key workers and joked about ‘clap for drug dealers’ “Evidence showed that they plotted to continue their operation during the first and strictest UK lockdown. A risk that didn’t pay off in the end.center_img All four were arrested during raids on their homes in June last year, which saw nearly 50,000 MDMA pills, cash, a cash counting machine, encrypted phones and Rolex watches seized. Another messsage sees Doyle mention a friend working for the NHS who has an NHS pass if he is stopped and says that “driving through London, old bill are everywhere…pulling people”. He exchanged messages with Derrick Canning, 50, from Isleworth, west London, as they sold drugs across London. whatsapp The messages were exchanged on the Encrochat network, an encrypted system that was brought down by law enforcement last year after a successful hack by French investigators. Also Read: London crime gang dressed as key workers and joked about ‘clap for drug dealers’ Joe Roche, of the same address, was jailed for eight years for conspiracy to supply cocaine; and to run concurrently five years and seven months for possession with intent to supply of MDMA, and three years and seven months for possession with intent to supply cocaine. Doyle was sentenced to 12 years and nine months for conspiracy to supply cocaine and conspiracy to facilitate the acquisition of criminal property, as well as five years and seven months for possession of criminal property to run concurrently. Michiel Willems Share “The trade in class A drugs fuels violence and exploitation and today’s sentences are yet another example of the NCA and Met Police working together to protect the public from this threat.” by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeFactableAluminum Foil Uses You’ll Want to KnowFactableAll Things Auto | Search AdsNew Cadillac’s Finally On SaleAll Things Auto | Search AdsBrake For ItSay Goodbye: These Cars Will Be Discontinued In 2021Brake For ItMoneyWise.comMechanics Say You Should Avoid These Cars In 2021  MoneyWise.comLivestlyPlugs Have These Two Holes At The End, Here’s WhyLivestlyLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsPost Fun25 Worst Movies Ever, According To Rotten TomatoesPost FunNational Injury BureauJury Finds Roundup Responsible For Lymphoma | Bayer To Pay $10 BillionNational Injury BureauDrivepedia30+ Funny Photos Of Car Owners Having A Rough DayDrivepedia Also Read: London crime gang dressed as key workers and joked about ‘clap for drug dealers’ Tags: Cybercrimelast_img read more

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News / 3PLs steal sales control from carriers as shippers call for contract management

first_img The greater complexity of today’s shipping environment, caused by the larger carrier alliances and increased vessel sizes, is having a dramatic effect on the relationship between shipper and 3PLs.Speaking at today’s TOC container supply chain conference in Singapore, Sundara Sundara, vice president for ocean product at Agility Logistics, told delegates that the twin trends of larger vessels and consolidated carrier alliances had led to a greater need for shippers to employ the services of 3PLs.“There has been a surge of small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) using 3PLs as a one-stop shop to try to keep track of all the changes that are going on in the industry,” he said, referring to the huge volatility in freight rates as well as the intermittent blanking of voyages.“At the same time the alliances are looking to fill up the ultra large container vessels (ULCVs) so they are coming to 3PLs to get these volumes. So for the SME, the 3PLs become a point of entry, especially as they don’t have things such as existing credit terms with the carriers,” he added.Bjorn Schoon, director of sea freight for Singapore and Malaysia at Kuehne + Nagel, said that evidence of this trend was shown by the increased share of volumes that 3PLs booked with lines compared with the share booked directly with carriers by shippers.“Forwarders control 40% of global sea freight volumes – some 68m teu out of a total market of 170m teu, although the top 10 forwarders control just 15m teu, with the remainder controlled by thousands of smaller forwarders who concentrate on specific cargoes or trade lanes.“Carriers control the remaining 60% of volumes, but that is down from 95% 30-odd years ago, and we expect to see forwarders gain further market share,” he said.One of the chief reasons for this, he claimed, was that in their search for reducing the cost per teu, carriers had been reducing regional sales forces, “which means their proximity to customers has been getting less”.In contrast, he said, 3PLs had been hiring more sales people, investing in end-to-end solutions and the IT systems that support global supply chains including, crucially, the ability for shippers to run shipments over different transport modes.While he echoed Mr Sundara’s comments with the argument that “carriers are very good at asset management while 3PLs are good at managing customers’ demands”, he added that declining liner performance in terms of schedule reliability continued to cause stress in the container supply chain.A Kuehne + Nagel customer survey found that out of six major priorities for global ships – which included customer service, pricing, competence of operations, track and trace, on-time delivery and transit times, and information flows – the most important remains on-time delivery.“Our customers’ KPIs typically state 90% on time deliveries, and in some cases these are as much as 98-99%, while the shipping lines at best offer 80-88% on-time deliveries, and we believe that between shippers, 3PLs and carriers there is a real opportunity to have conversation about the value of services and what a fair price for them is,” Mr Schoon said.Even major shippers that are well-versed in dealing directly with carriers have had to increasingly use freight forwarders to monitor performance and manage ocean container contracts.David Panjwani, global logistics manager for Africa and Asia at US-based heavy machinery manufacturer John Deere admitted that its use of logistics service providers had increased.The company ships 110,000 teu per year, as well as 30,000 ro-ro units, and Mr Panjwani said that while John Deere directly books 98% of its ocean freight purchasing with shipping lines, the continuing poor performance of the industry meant a focus on day-to-day container flows had become more important.“We have to focus more on the details, and the role of freight forwarders helping us to run ocean freight contracts has become more critical than ever.“In fact, we think it’s more aggressive than we think it should be, but with the challenges we are facing that participation is very necessary,” he said. By Gavin van Marle in Singapore 21/04/2015last_img read more

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Pharmalittle: Acthar Gel prescriptions were boosted by bribes; India is urged to reject J&J donations

first_img Ed Silverman Alex Hogan/STAT Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. By Ed Silverman April 30, 2019 Reprints Unlock this article — plus daily coverage and analysis of the pharma industry — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED GET STARTED Pharmalot Tags drug pricingfinanceopioidspharmaceuticalspharmalittleSTAT+ 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. What’s included?center_img @Pharmalot Pharmalittle: Acthar Gel prescriptions were boosted by bribes; India is urged to reject J&J donations Top of the morning to you, and a fine one it is, despite some gloomy clouds hovering over the Pharmalot campus. After all, as the Morning Mayor used to say: Every brand new day should be unwrapped like a precious gift. So while you tug on the ribbon, we will brew another cup of stimulation and dig in for yet another busy day. No doubt, you can relate. To help you along, yes, we have assembled another menu of tidbits. Hope you find these helpful and have a thoroughly productive day. Cheers, and do keep in touch. …Two whistleblowers at a pharmaceutical company responsible for one of the largest drug price increases in U.S. history said the company bribed doctors and their staffs to increase sales, according to CNN, citing newly released documents in a court case. The effort was part of an intentional “multi-tiered strategy” by Questcor Pharmaceuticals, now Mallinckrodt (MNK), to boost sales of H.P. Acthar Gel, cheating the government out of millions of dollars. The price of the drug rose almost 97,000% from $40 a vial in 2000 to nearly $39,000 today. 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? [email protected] Log In | Learn More About the Author Reprintslast_img read more

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Jobs in Laois: All the current job vacancies as advertised on LaoisToday

first_img GAA Oakdale Nursing Home – Health Care AssistantOakdale Nursing Home in Portarlington are looking to fill the following position: Health Care AssistantRequired for: Part-Time Shifts (Mornings, Weekdays & Weekends)Requirements: Be passionate about caring for our residents; FETAC Level 5 in Care of the Elderly or equivalent. Read full job description here.  LOETB – Part-time positionsApplications are invited for the following part-time posts:FET – ESOL TutorsBirr Outdoor Education and Training Centre – InstructorsFor full details click here. SEE ALSO – Check out the dedicated jobs section on LaoisToday Lagan Brick Limited – Student Summer PlacementLagan Brick Limited, part of the Breedon Group PLC, are seeking a 3rd level student to for an Operations, Engineering and Maintenance Placement in their base in Laois.The Summer Student placement will provide an exciting opportunity to work with our team across the areas of operations, engineering and maintenance disciplines while gaining overall business experience exposure also. See more on this vacancy here.  Facebook Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory Pinterest Jobs in Laois: All the current job vacancies as advertised on LaoisToday Home Jobs Jobs in Laois: All the current job vacancies as advertised on LaoisToday JobsSponsored By LaoisToday Reporter – 31st March 2019 Previous articleLaois County Council reveal housing targets for 2019Next articleProperty Watch: Here’s what €150,000 will currently get you around Laois LaoisToday Reporter Twitter Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Hinch Plant Hire – HGV Mechanic Due to continued growth Hinch Plant Hire Ltd, are seeking to fill the following vacancy.Requirements:Extensive knowledge of repair and maintenance of HGV trucks and trailers.Strong mechanical and electronic diagnostic skills.Perform pre CVRT inspections on trucks and trailers.Carry out 12-week checks and maintaining records, liaising with suppliers for warranty and ordering parts.Ideal candidate would have computer skills for using garage maintenance program.Full Driving licence essential.Permanent positionClick here for full details.  WhatsApp Facebook Rainbow Castle Creche, Portlaoise – Two x full-time rolesThere are currently two full-time positions in The Rainbow Castle Creche in Portlaoise. Both of these roles are for an immediate start.Roles: Preschool Room leader – Level 7 in Early Years Education; Room Leader – Level 6 in Early Years Education.Read full job description here There is a number of jobs in Laois being advertised on LaoisToday at the moment.Below we have listed all of the roles advertised on LaoisToday in the last two weeks. In each instiance you can click through to the full job description to read more. GAA Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results Pinterest JS Dooley Contracting Ltd – Quantity SurveyorJS Dooley Contracting Ltd in Portlaoise, is seeking to hire a Quantity Surveyor.This is an exciting opportunity to join an expanding midland-based Building Contractor with a strong portfolio of repeat clients.The position will be office based in Portlaoise with various travelling as required for general post contract meetings and cost control duties. Read full job description here.  GAA WhatsApp 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshinlast_img read more

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SEC cautions investors on fees

first_imgJames Langton Retail trading surge on regulators’ radar, Vingoe says The alert reminds investors that these sorts of fees and other costs can have a “significant impact” on their returns. Brokers’ fees are required to be fair and reasonable, the SEC notes; adding, that regulators have found firms charging fees that are excessive, or unwarranted. It also advises investors to shop around and seek competitive fees. The alert indicates that brokers are required to provide written notice to customers of all service charges when accounts are opened, and must be given 30 days notice before any changes are implemented. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Keywords Commissions and fees,  Investor protectionCompanies Securities and Exchange Commission A new investor alert from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Office of Investor Education and Advocacy warns investors about the miscellaneous fees charged by some brokerage firms. The SEC issued a bulletin Monday alerting investors to the sorts of fees that may be charged by brokers in addition to typical, commissions, account fees, and trade markups. These fees may include postage and handling charges, administrative service fees, clearing and transfer fees, execution facility fees, office overhead fees, supervision fees or third-party charges. center_img OSC finalizes DSC ban Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Related news NASAA approves model act for establishing restitution fundslast_img read more

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U.K. regulator bans former LIBOR trader

first_imgJames Langton “As a LIBOR submitter Mr. White had an obligation to ensure the submissions he made were proper ones. By allowing his submissions to be set, in effect, by those with collateral financial interests in the outcome, Mr. White recklessly disregarded the risk — the obvious risk — that his LIBOR submission might corrupt LIBOR’s integrity,” said Mark Steward, director of enforcement and market oversight at the FCA, in a statement. The FCA says that it would have fined White £250,000 ($500,000) “…were it not for [his] serious financial hardship.” This latest ban is the FCA’s fourth public action against a trader for manipulating LIBOR submissions; in addition to fines and bans for senior executives over LIBOR-related compliance failures, which were handed out in 2015. The regulator has also imposed £426 million ($783 million) in fines on firms for misconduct relating to LIBOR. “This ban should reinforce the message that working in financial markets entails obligations and responsibilities and that serious failures will result in substantial penalties including fines and prohibitions,” adds Steward. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter The U.K. Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has permanently banned a former trader for his role in manipulating the LIBOR interest rate benchmark, the regulator announced on Tuesday. The FCA banned Paul White, who formerly made LIBOR submissions for Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), ruling that he demonstrated a lack of integrity in that role between 2007 and 2010. White let the firm’s derivatives traders influence his submissions, as they sought to benefit their own trading positions, the FCA says. center_img Companies Financial Conduct Authority Share this article and your comments with peers on social medialast_img read more

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WA child protection centre to build on work of Royal Commission

first_imgWA child protection centre to build on work of Royal Commission $4.3 million committed for WA Centre for the Pursuit of Excellence in Responding to Child Abuse and Neglect and contribution to a National Centre for the Prevention of Child Sexual AbuseThird annual update demonstrates the McGowan Government’s progress on responding to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse WA progress report shows a further 127 recommendations have been implemented, with work commenced on remaining recommendations The McGowan Government has committed $4.3 million to the WA Centre for the Pursuit of Excellence in Responding to Child Abuse and Neglect and contribute towards a National Centre for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse along with other States and Territories.The funding, made available as part of the Mid-year Review, underpins the McGowan Government’s commitment to implementing recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse ahead of the release of the third annual progress report.The Pursuit of Excellence in Responding to Child Abuse and Neglect is a partnership between the University of South Australia’s Australian Centre for Child Protection and Parkerville Children and Youth Care.Sexual abuse and the impacts of abuse-related trauma continue to be a significant issue across Australia, with up to 27 per cent of women and 12 per cent of men reporting having experienced childhood sexual abuse.The new investment comes after the Royal Commission identified a need for better evidence on effective responses to complex trauma and high-quality workforce development in the provision of evidence-based therapeutic services for abuse-related trauma.It will expand activities of the WA Centre to include developing responses for children and young people who exhibit harmful sexual behaviours, and allow for these responses to be developed and implemented in a culturally sensitive way to ensure Aboriginal people and communities are appropriately supported.It will also complement existing work to develop a local model to respond to the treatment needs of children and young people with complex trauma, as well as increase the capacity of the specialised workforce to understand, respond, assess and treat the harmful impacts of child abuse and trauma.Key Aboriginal stakeholders, the Commissioner for Children and Young People, the Western Australian Police Force and the departments of Justice, Health and Communities will continue to work with the WA Centre to meet the needs of Western Australian children and young people.In February next year, the centre will release a free three-part training course for the specialist child protection sector that covers both online and interactive learning and is designed to bring real on-the-job learning into the academic space.The contribution to the National Centre for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse will ensure WA has critical input into national leadership on these issues.The third annual WA progress report will outline the State Government’s progress in implementing a further 127 recommendations, and commencing all remaining recommendations*.This work has led to a number of key achievements, including:tabling of the Parliamentary Commissioner Amendment (Reportable Conduct) Bill 2020 as a green bill for public consultation;commencement of the High Risk Offenders Act 2020 to enable the dangerous sex offenders scheme to be applied to a broader cohort and prevent further harm to children, including child exploitation and online child sex offending;WA signing on to the Connect for Safety solution to strengthen information sharing across jurisdictions; and137 local governments and 38 sport and recreation organisations being consulted on the National Redress Scheme to ensure that redress can be provided to as many eligible survivors as possible. * The only exception is recommendation 7.11, which recommends the periodic review of the operation of the reportable conduct scheme, which cannot commence until it is in operation.As stated by Child Protection Minister Simone McGurk:“The McGowan Government is committed to supporting Western Australian children and people who have suffered abuse by reducing stigma, promoting help-seeking and guiding best-practice services that support survivors’ recovery.“The WA Centre for the Pursuit of Excellence in Responding to Child Abuse and Neglect will provide training, clinical supervision and the community readiness supports needed to scale up high-quality and evidenced-based responses across WA.“In bridging the gap between evidence and practice, this centre’s work will be dedicated to improving outcomes for children, and creating a safer State for children now and into the future.”As stated by Australian Centre for Child Protection co-director Professor Leah Bromfield:“This investment is an opportunity to transform the WA service landscape, bringing together research and clinical excellence in WA to enhance treatment and responses to sexual abuse and harmful sexual behaviours.“The work will increase the State’s capacity to provide effective intervention across WA with approaches designed for the WA service context. “By focusing on effective treatment for children and young people, the initiative will help prevent the lifelong and devastating impacts of trauma.”  /Public Release. 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BMW 8 Series Convertible goes hot weather testing in Death Valley

first_img This hot climate testing in Death Valley is the last of a lengthy development program that has taken the 8 Series Convertible from Winter Testing Centre in Arjeplog, Sweden thousands of kilometres to roving grounds at southern France and, of course, the Nürburgring. Expect a particular lap record to fall soon enough.Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2BMW 8 Series Convertible testing in Nevada. advertisement BMW Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 BMW 8 Series Convertible testing in Nevada.  BMW Though the camouflaged images tell us little about the design of the new Convertible, we do know it will feature the same aluminium/steel/carbon fibre underpinnings, and could – COULD – follow the Coupe under the two-ton limbo pole.Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2BMW 8 Series Convertible testing in Nevada. Trending Videos Drivetrain details have yet to be confirmed, but the Convertible is expected to use the same 315-horsepower 3.0-litre straight-six diesel (840d) and a 522-hp twin-turbo V8 (M850i) as the Coupe, as well as the xDrive all-wheel drive system. Like the Coupe, a performance-focused M8 version of the convertible is also set to appear down the line, speculation suggesting it will lift the more potent 600-hp-plus twin-turbo V8 straight from the M5. 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 According to BMW, the prototype has now entered a ‘critical phase in the series development’ as both the function and reliability of electronic componentry in the new 8 Series Convertible will be pushed to their respective limits in temperatures exceeding 50 degrees Celsius. Said program is also set to include stop-and-go traffic down the Las Vegas strip and a long distance tour from the Pacific coast to the Rocky Mountains. It’s all part of an ‘acid test’ for the active integral steering (nee rear-wheel steering), iDrive infotainment system, and, of course, the folding metal roof. 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” See More Videoscenter_img The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever ‹ Previous Next › RELATED TAGSBMWNews BMW’s new 8 Series Convertible has made its latest appearance via a set of images shot during hot climate testing in the Mojave Desert in the U.S.The convertible is set to arrive early next year and join the 8 Series lineup alongside the coupe, itself a direct rival to the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe and the Bentley Continental GTC.Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2BMW 8 Series Convertible testing in Nevada. COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Trending in Canada We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. BMW BMWlast_img read more

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Freshmen In New CU Leadership Program To Do Chautauqua Service Project On Aug. 21

first_img Published: Aug. 17, 1999 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail MEDIA ADVISORY Freshmen joining a new leadership program at the University of Colorado at Boulder will help clean up trails and clear noxious weeds at Boulder’s Chautauqua Park on Saturday, Aug. 21. The community service project will take place between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. starting at the Chautauqua Ranger Cottage. The Chancellor’s Leadership Residential Program has about 40 CU-Boulder freshmen who are living together on designated floors in a Williams Village residence hall. The program is directed by Richard Kraft, an award-winning education professor and former vice chairman of the Colorado State Board of Education. The idea behind residential learning is for students to share a range of coursework and experiences in the residence hall and out in the community, said Kraft, who will help out at Chautauqua on Saturday. The Chancellor’s Leadership RAP includes special classes, internships with civic leaders, a “Leaders in Residence” program and community-based service activities such as the Chautauqua cleanup. On Sept. 5-6, Chancellor’s Leadership RAP students will attend a mountain retreat at the Denver Public School’s Balarat Center for Environmental Studies northwest of Jamestown. The leadership RAP is an addition to several other residential learning programs already offered at CU-Boulder, and is the first that is not directly connected to a particular school or college. “Leaders come out of a range of academic backgrounds and are found in every occupation and profession and in every community and group in our society” Kraft said. For more information contact Kraft at (303) 492-8450 or Peter Caughey in the CU-Boulder Office of News Services at (303) 492-4007.last_img read more

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