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Category: chgxkidyfzrbeimj Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (15,264.64, up 19.93 points):Yamana Gold Inc. (TSX:YRI). Miner. Up four cents, or 1.27 per cent, to $3.20 on 5.3 million shares.Hydro One Ltd. (TSX:H). Utilities. Up 14 cents, or 0.62 per cent, to $22.67 on 4.5 million shares. The Toronto-based company announced after the close of markets on Wednesday that it signed a friendly deal to acquire U.S. energy company Avista Corp. for C$6.7 billion, including debt, in an all-cash deal that would create one of the largest regulated utilities in North America.Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Oil and gas. Down 36 cents, or 2.87 per cent, to $12.17 on 3.9 million shares.Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSX:CVE). Oil and gas. Down eight cents, or 0.83 per cent, to $9.58 on 3.5 million shares.Stonegate Agricom Ltd. (TSX:ST). Agriculture. Unchanged at 1.5 cents on 3.4 million shares.Baytex Energy Corp. (TSX:BTE). Oil and gas. Down eight cents, or 2.47 per cent, to $3.16 on 2.9 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX:RCI.B). Telecommunications. Up 87 cents, or 1.36 per cent, to $64.88 on 1.3 million shares. The Toronto-based telecommunications and media company reported a 35 per cent increase in second-quarter net income on Thursday, beating analyst estimates with an especially strong performance from its key wireless division. It’s the first financial report issued on Joe Natale’s watch since he became its CEO in April. Rogers net income was $531 million or $1.03 per share, while adjusted profit was $1 per share. Revenue was $3.59 billion — up four per cent from last year’s second quarter and within analyst estimates. Most actively traded companies on the TSX by The Canadian Press Posted Jul 20, 2017 2:34 pm MDT Last Updated Jul 20, 2017 at 3:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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Category: chgxkidyfzrbeimj At Vienna forum Ban calls on worlds youth to take the lead

Speaking at a youth event at the Fifth Global Forum of the UN Alliance of Civilizations, in Vienna, Austria, Mr. Ban told delegates representing “the largest generation of young people the world has ever known” that the world was waiting for their contribution on a host of urgent issues. “I am here today to ask you to help show us the way. The world is going through a period of transition – economic, demographic, political and environmental,” Mr. Ban said in his remarks, stating that although the challenges are profound, “so are the opportunities.” Mr. Ban underscored the UN agenda for “deepening” its youth focus in programmes related to employment and entrepreneurship, political inclusion and human rights, and education and reproductive health, noting that the world body’s “top priority” was to work with young people “to enhance your lives, the well-being of your communities, and the state of the world.” “You have already demonstrated that you are willing and able to take on the responsibility of leadership. The world will rely on you to speak the language of tolerance and respect. Your voices need to drown out those that preach division and hatred,” continued Mr. Ban. “The world will rely on your courage and principled actions to lead us on the path of harmony and sustainable development.” The Secretary-General drew particular attention to a $1.5 million contribution announced by the Government of Germany to support a trust fund set up by UN Volunteers and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) to boost youth volunteerism and “harness the energy of young people around the world to bring about transformational change in their communities.” “I hope your presence at this Forum will inspire other countries to follow suit and invest in the future by investing in young people today,” he said. Launched in 2005 through the initiative of Spain and Turkey, and under the auspices of the UN, the Alliance seeks to promote better cross-cultural relations worldwide. The Fifth Global Forum officially opens tomorrow and brings together decision-makers, experts, and a variety of stakeholders in the field of intercultural and interreligious dialogue from all over the world. The two-day forum will focus on the theme “Responsible Leadership in Diversity and Dialogue.”Also today in Vienna, Mr. Ban held a meeting with Austrian President Heinz Fischer. They discussed a range of issues, including the situations in Syria, Mali, and the Sahel, and the Secretary-General expressed his gratitude for Austria’s contribution to the UN, notably to its peacekeeping operations, including in the Middle East.He also spoke by telephone with the President-elect of Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiades, and wished him every success in addressing the significant economic challenges facing his country. Mr. Ban also expressed the hope that full-fledged negotiations to achieve a comprehensive settlement for the reunification of Cyprus would resume as quickly as possible and reiterated the UN’s readiness to support the process, according to the Secretary-General’s spokesperson. read more

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Category: chgxkidyfzrbeimj BMW seeks 160 new apprentices in 2014

BMW Group is looking for around 160 young people to take up apprenticeships available through its manufacturing and dealership schemes in 2014. The new recruits will join more than 400 apprentices currently undergoing training across the UK.MINI is hoping to attract 49 new apprentices to its UK manufacturing network in August 2014, as the plants ramp up production of the next model generation. In addition, BMW and MINI dealerships are looking to recruit around 110 young people across the UK.MINI Plant Oxford has 31 places available in a variety of areas ranging from finance and logistics to engineering and IT. Technical apprentices will attend Oxford’s new bespoke training school, featuring state-of-the-art classrooms, dedicated computer study areas and a fully-equipped workshop.There are 10 apprenticeships available at the Swindon pressings plant and a further eight at the Hams Hall engine plant near Birmingham. Apprenticeships last between three and four years and leads to an NVQ level three qualification, some young people will have the opportunity to progress through to degree level.For the 110 apprentices to be recruited to MINI and BMW dealerships, there are courses in various disciplines including service technician, parts advisor, and body panel/paint.Matthew Hancock, Skills and Enterprise Minister, said, “It is always encouraging to see large employers, such as BMW, committing to employing more apprentices. This scheme is a great opportunity for a young person with an interest in the automotive sector to begin a rewarding career. I want choosing university or an apprenticeship to be the new norm for young people and the range of positions available demonstrate this is becoming a reality.”Commenting on the 2014 intake, Tim Abbott, Managing Director of BMW Group UK, said, “Bringing new talent into our dealerships is vital to ensure we provide the best possible service for our customers and so I am delighted that we will welcome over 100 new apprentices to our award-winning scheme in the UK.”Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

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Category: chgxkidyfzrbeimj Storm Angus Cars submerged by floodwater as Met Office extends UK weather

first_imgFlood water on a residential street in Torquay, Devon Mr Madge said: “What we have is a system gradually moving north and that is bringing rain as it travels north.”The warning areas reflect the progress of this particular weather system – this low pressure as it goes through.”He added that there could be strong winds associated with the weather system in parts.Commuters in Cornwall were already facing disruptions by 8am, after the line between Liskeard and Looe became blocked due to flooding. An Amber severe weather warning for #rain has been updated: Stay #weatheraware @metofficeuk— Met Office (@metoffice) November 21, 2016 Between 0.8in (20mm) and 1.2in (30mm) of rain could fall during a three to six-hour period in these areas, with the possibility of 1.6in (40mm) to 2.4in (60mm) locally across the whole day.Yellow “be aware” warnings are also in place across the majority of south-west England until midnight.Similar warnings have been issued for the North East of England up to the Scottish border from midday until 6am on Tuesday. Flood water on a residential street in Torquay, DevonCredit:Vince Torquay/PA On Monday, Amber weather warnings were issued in Devon and parts of Somerset where a “significant amount of rainfall is expected”, with further warnings issued across south-west England and in the North East, the Met Office said.The alert was expanded by the forecaster as the adverse weather is likely to affect transport and might result in homes and businesses flooding.A Met Office forecaster warned more than two inches of rain (60mm) is expected in areas which have already been affected by Storm Angus, the first named storm of the season, over the weekend. Heavy rain leaves cars under several feet of water in Hartcliffe, Bristol Waves crash over the harbour wall in Dover, Kent, on Sunday  Homeowners have been urged to prepare for flooding in the wake of Storm Angus, as forecasters extended their warnings about heavy rain and gale force winds.Thousands of residents in the South West and north of England have been told to be prepared for another deluge of rain, while coastal areas may see gusts of wind of up to 80mph.The Met Office extended its weather warnings for the second day in a row, while the Environment Agency issued more than 156 flood alerts in a bid to make sure people stay safe. Cars under flood water in Bristol as heavy rain will see parts of Britain already battered by Storm Angus at risk of further flooding in the next 24 hours “I have lived in that area for nearly 10 years. I have never seen it as bad as that. We have had a bit of flooding where the water has covered the pavement but never where it covered car bonnets.”He said he was lucky and managed to get in to work, but, with road and building works taking place nearby, many people trying to find alternative routes got stuck.He added: “I saw a white van with a black car behind it. They tried to drive through and got stuck. Driveways were flooding.” Those travelling between St Austell and Penzance also faced delays, as a speed restriction was put in place “due to forecasted slippery rails”.At 7.30am, the Environment Agency had five flood warnings in place urging residents to take “immediate action” and more than 60 alerts, meaning flooding is possible. Good morning. Heavy rain will spread northwards across England and Wales today. Sunny spells further north. ^Alex— Met Office (@metoffice) November 21, 2016 Heavy rain leaves cars under several feet of water in Hartcliffe, BristolCredit:Lee Gitsham/PA Waves crash over the harbour wall in Dover, Kent, on Sunday Credit:Gareth Fuller/PA The warnings come after an elderly woman was found dead in her garden in Glasgow on Sunday morning as temperatures dropped to below freezing over the weekend.Meanwhile, in South Wales the extreme weather forced police to call off a search for missing father, 69-year-old Russell Sherwood, who is feared to have drowned in a flooded river while on his way to pick up his wife.Forecasters warned of further damage to trees and disruption to transport as the wet weather continues, while the Environment Agency urged people to avoid walking by the coast and driving through floodwater.Clare Dinnis, national flood duty manager at the Agency, said the South West would be the worst affected on Tuesday, with 40 flood warnings, meaning imminent action is required, currently in place for the region.“These areas face an increased risk of river and surface water flooding following heavy rain over the weekend,” she added.center_img A DFDS ferry and P&O ferry wait for the Port of Dover in Kent to open on SundayCredit:Gareth Fuller/PA Wire An Avon Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “We had reports of heavy floodwater in Whitchurch Lane. Everyone had been able to get out of their vehicles safely and no-one was trapped.” The Met Office said 0.9in (21.6mm) of rain had fallen between 9pm and 9am on the Isle of Portland in Dorset, while Liscombe in Somerset saw 0.8in (19.2mm) of rain.Spokesman Grahame Madge said amber weather warnings have been issued in Devon and parts of Somerset, valid between 5am and midnight on Monday. The Agency said it is preparing to put up temporary defences “where necessary” and said rivers have been cleared to make sure water can flow freely.It comes after nearly 2,000 people in the south west were left without power on Sunday. A DFDS ferry and P&O ferry wait for the Port of Dover in Kent to open on Sunday Residents in Bristol were shocked as deep floodwater trapped cars in Whitchurch Lane  Credit:Lee Gitsham/PA Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Residents in Bristol were shocked as deep floodwater trapped cars in Whitchurch Lane Cars under flood water in Bristol as heavy rain will see parts of Britain already battered by Storm Angus at risk of further flooding in the next 24 hoursCredit:Lee Gitsham/PA More than 20 crew members also had to be rescued from a 200-metre cargo ship after it ran into a barge of rocks amid high winds, while police in Devon had to evacuate a residential camp after the River Mole burst its banks.The Met Office’s amber weather warning states: “On Monday, a further broad area of heavy, persistent rain will move northwards across southwest England.“Although the more persistent rain should clear from Devon by early afternoon, heavy and possibly thundery showers are likely to follow. There are currently 5 Flood Warnings and 61 Flood Alerts across England. Find out if you’re at risk of flooding here— Environment Agency (@EnvAgency) November 20, 2016 “Please be prepared for disruption to transport due to localised flooding, whilst flooding of homes and businesses is also possible.”A forecaster at the Met Office added that there was a “low risk” more than an inch (30mm) of rain could fall in an hour in some places.“There could be as much as 40-60mm possible locally through the whole of Monday. “The ground has been left very wet from Saturday night’s rain and this increases the risk of further flooding.”A yellow “be alert” weather warning was also issued on Sunday to cover Cornwall, Somerset, Wales and the north east of England, where gusts of up to 50mph are also expected. Residents in Bristol were shocked as deep floodwater trapped cars in Whitchurch Lane on Monday morning.Lee Gitsham, 43, set off for work as an office supply manager at 8am, only to be confronted by 2ft-3ft (0.6m-1m) of water which had left several cars submerged.He said: “I had to go through an alternative route because the bottom of the road was flooded. Parked cars were submerged in water. There were two drivers who tried to get through but got stuck.last_img read more

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Category: chgxkidyfzrbeimj Bergerud saves Flensburg against weakened Hannover Burgdorf

7.MT Melsungen7403204:2038 12.Minden6204169:1804 16.Leipzig7115177:1933 ← Previous Story HBC Nantes beat Montpellier after five defeats in a row! Next Story → TOP 30 “handball old timers”: Hombrados, Omeyer, Ilic, Sterbik, Nagy, Lazarov… 5.Bergischer6402181:1668 2.Flensburg-H.7700200:16514 17.Bietigheim-Metterzimmern6105140:1872 13.Erlangen6204149:1614 10.Lemgo6204147:1544 3.Rhein-Neckar5410148:1129 4.Kiel6402180:1448 Despite several injuries (Atman, Pevnov, Hafner, Patrail, Johannsen) which affected roster of Antonio Carlos Ortega, TSV Hannover Burgdorf played very good match at FLENS Arena, where domestic fans were under threat until the last attack for win of their players. At the end, Torbjorn Bergerud saved the last shot for a draw of Bohm, to ensure victory of home team 29:28 (14:12) which keep Machulla’s boys high in the Championship race.SG Flensburg-Handewitt – TSV Hannover-Burgdorf 29:28 (14:12)SG Flensburg-Handewitt: Buric (7/1 saves), Bergerud (2 save) – Karlsson, Golla (1), Hald, Glandorf, Svan (3), Wanne (5/1), Jeppsson (1), Jöndal (3/3), Steinhauser, Zachariassen (1), Gottfridsson (4), Lauge (5), Baijens, Röd (6).TSV Hannover-Burgdorf: Ziemer (7 saves), Lesjak (1 save) – Cehte (5), Thiele, Lehnhoff, Böhm (8), Ugalde Garcia (4), Krone, Srsen, Olsen (1), Donker, Brozovic (4), Feise, Kastening (6/6).STANDINGS: 15.Gummersbach7205171:2064 11.HSG Wetzlar6204153:1624 14.Stuttgart6204160:1734 1.SC Magdeburg7700225:17714 9.Fuchse Berlin5302128:1286 8.Goppingen6402148:1498 18.Ludwigshafen6006144:1750 SG Flensburg HandewittTSV Hannover Burgdorf 6.Hannover-Burgdorf7403200:1898 read more

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Category: chgxkidyfzrbeimj Depression stress and emigration Why medical students need to talk about mental

first_imgDepression, stress and emigration: Why medical students need to talk about mental health A new campaign is aiming to take away the stigma some people feel about discussing issues such as depression and suicide. 9 Comments Short URL Source: Shutterstock/GuschenkovaCOLLEGE COURSES CAN be quite stressful, with large workloads and tight deadlines.This can be particularly true for medical students.With this in mind, the Association of Medical Students Ireland (AMSI) wanted to do something to promote positive mental health and remove some of the stigma that can be attached to speaking about it.The association represents 7,000 medical students across the seven medical schools on the island of Ireland (TCD, UCD, RCSI, NUIG, UCC, UL and QUB).Kevin McMahon, president of the AMSI and a medical student in NUI Galway, says the association felt compelled to act after an article in the Journal of the American Medical Association said one in four medical students globally experiences depression during the course of their studies, and one in nine experiences suicidal thoughts. Kevin“This rate is staggeringly high and is absolutely unacceptable, making medical students one of the highest risk groups for a mental illness,” Kevin says.As a result, the AMSI came up with Our Med Minds, an initiative that was running in universities during the week, with a number of workshops and other events taking place.Nick Stefanovic, AMSI’s public relations officer, says the results of the international study are “really shocking”, but not altogether surprising given how stressful studying medicine can be.He notes that everyone has different coping mechanisms and the aim of the campaign is to “make people aware of what support is out there and that it’s okay to talk about mental health”.Nick tells there can be an added stigma attached to medical students or medical professionals talking about their mental health struggles as people might think, “If you’re not able to take care of yourself, how can you ever take care of someone else?”“You constantly have to put on a professional front – your nice hospital clothes and nice hospital smile, even though you may not be feeling similarly inside.” NickNick notes a lot of medical students and workers experience burnout. Clinicians become jaded and completely burnt out. We’re bringing it back to the medical students. We want them to know that it’s okay to talk about stress. That’s something that will manifest again later on in large workloads. Kevin adds that it’s “widely accepted that physician burnout has grave implications on the care that our patients receive”, stating: ”Recent thinking has shifted towards tracing such burnout back to the medical student stages of doctors’ careers.“If we can equip our students with the tools to facilitate mental resilience and support seeking at this early stage, we can ultimately train more compassionate and healthier doctors.”Emigration Nick, a medical student in Trinity College, says the heavy workload medical students experience can put some of them off pursuing a career in the sector. He isn’t considering emigrating, but knows many other medical students are.Emigration rates are up, people are moving to places like Australia because they have better resources and a better work culture. We need to look at work culture here, as well as starting a conversation about mental health.“I’m quite happy to work in Ireland, my family is here … A lot of students do want to stay in Ireland, it’s our home – but a lot of doctors here are overworked.”Personal experiences As part of Our Med Minds, the seven medical schools which are part of the AMSI are sending a survey about mental health and wellbeing to their students.Nick explains that people will be asked what they believe medical schools and universities can do to improve mental health supports, with a view to the survey results leading to better resources on campus.Students have also been submitting personal stories about periods in their lives where their mental health was tested and they needed extra support. A selection of these stories will published on later today.Medical staff morale Representatives from the Irish Association for Emergency Medicine (IAEM) and the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) recently spoke to about the impact of employee shortages and lack of resources on frontline medical staff.Anne Burke, the INMO’s Industrial Relations Officer in the west (Galway, Mayo and Roscommon), said staff morale among nurses and midwives is “at an all-time low”.The effect of this on staff morale is clear. I’ve never witnessed it as low in my life, we witnessed it very, very clearly in the balloting [on industrial action]. You see their heads down, their body language speaks volumes.Dr Fergal Hickey, the IAEM’s Communications Officer, said action needs to be taken to stop young medical staff emigrating.We are training people to lose them. They see the alternative – like Australia for example, they have beautiful facilities that are well-staffed and well-resourced. They look at Ireland and see no comparison. We are losing people, they vote with their feet.“The only thing that will incentivise doctors and nurses to stay in this country are better terms and conditions,” Burke added.If you need to talk, contact:Samaritans 116 123 or email jo@samaritans.orgNational Suicide Helpline 1800 247 247 – (suicide prevention, self-harm, bereavement)Aware 1800 80 48 48 (depression, anxiety)Pieta House 01 601 0000 or email – (suicide, self-harm)Teen-Line Ireland 1800 833 634 (for ages 13 to 19)Childline 1800 66 66 66 (for under 18s)Read: ‘If this many people were dying in another way, there’d be war over it’Read: An Irish nurse: ‘I began to hate my job. I questioned my career. There were days when I came home crying’ Sunday 5 Feb 2017, 8:15 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share Tweet Email2 16,938 Views Feb 5th 2017, 8:15 AM By Órla Ryanlast_img read more

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Category: chgxkidyfzrbeimj Bernie Sanders says suspect who shot Republicans volunteered on his campaign

first_img bernie sanders Attack that wiped out half of Saudi Arabia’s oil production came from Iran, US official says Wednesday 14 Jun 2017, 6:23 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 14,492 Views By Business Insider Let me be as clear as I can be. Violence of any kind is unacceptable in our society and I condemn this action in the strongest possible terms. Share7 Tweet Email “My hopes and prayers are that Representative Scalise, congressional staff and the Capitol Police Officers who were wounded make a quick and full recovery. I also want to thank the Capitol Police for their heroic actions to prevent further harm.”The alleged shooter, 66-year-old James T Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois, volunteered for Sanders’ campaign in Illinois.He also shared a number of pro-Sanders and content on social media, and was a member of Facebook groups including ‘The Road to Hell is Paved with Republicans’, and ‘Illinois Berners United to Resist Trump’.- By Maxwell Tani from Business InsiderRead: Trump: Person who shot US congressman has died from their injuriesRead: Two killed and multiple people injured in San Francisco shooting – reports bernie sanders Trump says US is ‘locked and loaded’ in response to attack on Saudi oil supply center_img Jun 14th 2017, 6:23 PM 46-year-old kicker Adam Vinatieri appears to tease an imminent retirement after missing 2 extra points on Sunday US SENATOR BERNIE Sanders has condemned a former campaign volunteer who allegedly shot five people today, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise.In a statement delivered on Capitol Hill, the Vermont senator said that he was “sickened” by the shooting in Alexandria, Virginia, which occurred while Republicans were practicing for the annual congressional baseball game.“I have just been informed that the alleged shooter at the Republican baseball practice is someone who apparently volunteered on my presidential campaign,” Sanders said. “I am sickened by this despicable act.”He continued: 48 Comments Real change can only come about through nonviolent action, and anything else runs against our most deeply held American values. Bernie Sanders says suspect who shot Republicans volunteered on his campaign “Let me be as clear as I can be. Violence of any kind is unacceptable in our society,” Senator Sanders told Capitol Hill. Short URL ‘He’s a businessman’: One of Hong Kong’s most prominent activists is urging Trump to back the pro-democracy movement and prevent a ‘nightmare’ for the world economy last_img read more

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Category: chgxkidyfzrbeimj Sergio Aguero thanks Guardiola for one of his goals

first_imgThe Argentinean striker told Diario Olé that he practiced that movement during Manchester City’s training sessionsManchester City forward Sergio Aguero scored three times against Huddersfield on Sunday.But his first goal was spectacular.At the 25th-minute mark, ‘Kun’ received the ball from goalkeeper Ederson, he stopped it, fake shoot twice and then with his left leg sent the ball to the back of the net.And asked if this was pure luck by Diario Olé, Aguero said it was not.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedSolskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.“It was part of our weekly work with Pep [Guardiola],” he said.“He told me if I do this movement I would end up one vs one with the goalkeeper.”“Then he says ‘it will be your decision if this is goal or not.’ Pep did all the work to leave me one vs one,” he explained.“This is the idea in the work Guardiola prepares, and then when need to try to convert it to goals.”last_img read more

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Category: chgxkidyfzrbeimj Uber and Lyft Will Collaborate With Public Transportation So You Dont Have

first_imgMarch 16, 2016 5 min read Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global “When I was 15 or 16, your whole life revolved around saving up money to drive a car,” says David Plouffe, the chief advisor for and a board member at Uber. “Your entire social life revolved around the car. That is changing.”Indeed: Ridesourcing technology companies such as Uber and Lyft are trying to build a future in which the idea of owning a car is a bit nostalgic. For consumers, not owning a car can be a big cost-saver. And for cities, getting more consumers to use shared modes of transportation is a way to decrease congestion.To encourage Americans to detach with their generations-long obsession with car ownership, Uber and Lyft will be working ever more closely to integrate with public transportation systems. The San Francisco-based ridesourcing technology rivals say that means they will have to become the last-mile solution in areas where public transportation is just out of reach.If Uber and Lyft can become an intuitive last-mile solution for consumers, the idea of not owning a car will become a reasonable option. “When you reach that tipping point of three or more shared modes [of transportation] that someone uses, that’s when they get rid of the vehicle, and that is the sort of robust ecosystem that is starting to develop now in major cities and increasingly metropolitan areas and suburban areas,” says Emily Castor, director of transportation policy for Lyft.Related: Transportation ‘Supersharers’ Are Also SupersaversDallas is a front-runner in the integration of ridesourcing technology with local public transportation in the U.S. Within the Dallas-metro area, it’s seamless for a customer to book a ride for the first or last mile of a trip on the public transit system. While Portland doesn’t have the same system integration as Dallas, one out of every four Uber trips begins or ends at a local rail station, says Plouffe. In Washington, D.C., 60 percent of Uber trips are within a quarter mile of a metro station, he adds.  Uber and Lyft say that they do not compete with public transportation networks. Instead, the companies need to work with regional mass transit. “This is a huge opportunity for public-private collaboration,” says Castor.Overwhelmingly, people use ridesourcing technology platforms such as Uber and Lyft when public transportation is not otherwise available. “There was a clear peak in ridesourcing demand between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m. on weekends,” says Michael Melaniphy, the president and CEO of American Public Transportation Association, the national public transit advocacy group. The trend held across all seven cities that were surveyed for the report: Austin, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles,San Francisco, Seattle and Washington D.C. “This is the time of greatest demand overall and public transit is often unavailable in those hours.”Related: Alcohol Drives Use of Uber and LyftPublic transportation is still cheaper than ordering an Uber or Lyft in many instances. “Five bucks gets you all of our system all day. That’s a pretty good deal. Even our ridesharing colleagues can’t match that,” says Morgan Lyons, assistant vice president for community engagement for the Dallas Area Rapid Transit, chuckling to the Uber and Lyft representatives. “And so folks like to use that.”As more and more regional transportation systems bring their public transportation ticketing systems online, that will facilitate the integration of public transportation systems with Uber and Lyft. To goal is for a consumer to be able to book a ride that involves a combination of public transportation and ridesourcing through a single app.   Castor, Plouffe, Lyons and Melaniphy were speaking on a conference call with reporters timed to the release of a report on that very topic, titled “Shared Mobility and the Transformation of Public Transit.” This new research paper is by the public-interest advocacy group, Shared-Use Mobility Center, released this week on behalf of American Public Transportation Association, and paid for with money from the Federal Transit Administration.“Instead of needing to use a physical fare card, already in many cities, like Dallas, you can pay for your transit ticket on an app, and that really is important for our ability to create partnerships with transit because that brings them into our world,” says Castor. “It brings them into the world of technology-based transportation services where we can become increasingly interoperable.”Related: This New App Lets You Summon Your Grandma (or Tinder Date) Via a Prepaid Uber RideTransforming the transportation networks in the U.S. will take more than just interoperable technology, though. It also depends on a shift in user behavior.“Where we would like to see this go is that you have just got neighbors driving neighbors,” says Plouffe. The average Uber driver clocks fewer than 10 hours per month and that average is going to continue to decline. “Our view is that over the next few years, you are not even going to think about becoming an Uber driver. You are just going to say, ‘I am going to turn on my car, turn on my phone and if I can pick up someone along the way, that’s what I am going to do.’”To be sure, that’s a reality that Uber would benefit from. But while improving technology and making networks integrated is a virtual given, changing consumer behavior is a far slower, more unpredictable art.center_img Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Register Now »last_img read more

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Category: chgxkidyfzrbeimj Teslas New Semi Could Change Shipping As We Know It

first_imgApril 16, 2018 Thanks in part to Tesla, the logistics industry is on the road to a transportation transformation.In November 2017, Tesla rolled out the heavy-duty Semi, an electric-powered, semiautonomous truck that’s already been pre-ordered by the likes of DHL, Anheuser-Busch, J.B. Hunt and Walmart. If all goes as planned, those companies will be among the first to transport goods aboard these sleek, modern vehicles in the not-too-distant future.Some forecasters predict electric-powered trucks will be the norm in as little as 10 years. And the timing for self-driving trucks could be in the same lane. Bill Meahl, chief commercial officer at DHL, says logistics companies need to think now about transportation’s autonomous future.“Semi-trucks controlled entirely by artificial intelligence (AI) may be a long way off, but companies managing large vehicle fleets cannot ignore advances in technology and the impact they might have,” Meahl wrote on a company blog. “Logistics industry players certainly need to prepare for a future more reliant upon autonomous vehicles. Failure to plan for this eventual inevitability will be a costly mistake.”Related: 3 Things You Can Learn From Tesla’s Rollercoaster YearZero to 60 in five seconds.DHL Supply Chain North America has ordered 10 Tesla Semi trucks and plans to test them in major U.S. metro areas once the vehicles become available in 2019. The company intends to try out the trucks for shuttle deliveries, same-day deliveries and longer-haul trips.“This is a revolutionary approach to trucking, and we want to be a part of it for our customers, for our employees and for our industry,” says Jim Monkmeyer, president of transportation at DHL Supply Chain North America.Tesla claims its new vehicle will improve logistics safety, boost efficiency and reduce costs. Without a trailer, the Tesla Semi — powered by four electric motors — can reach 60 mph in five seconds, compared with 15 seconds in a comparable diesel truck. With a full 80,000-pound load, that feat can be achieved in 20 seconds, versus about 60 seconds in a diesel truck, according to Tesla.Inside the truck, two touchscreen displays offer navigation, blind-spot monitoring and electronic-data-logging capabilities. Built-in connectivity will allow direct communication with a fleet’s routing and scheduling system.Related: Toyota and Pizza Hut Team Up on Self-Driving Pizza-Delivery VehicleAdvanced features — at a price.On the safety front, the Tesla Semi features a windshield made of impact-resistant glass, onboard stability sensors, safety-hazard cameras, automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warnings and lane-control functionality.As for costs, the Tesla Semi will minimize upkeep because it won’t have an engine or a transmission system. A fully loaded vehicle will consume less than 2 kilowatt-hours of energy per mile, with a range up to 500 miles at highway speeds. (A single 30-minute, solar-powered charge at one of Tesla’s roadside Megacharger stations will enable 400 miles of travel.) Tesla estimates a truck owner can expect to save at least $200,000 in fuel costs for every 1 million miles traveled.Those cost savings will come at a steep up-front cost, though. A Tesla Semi with a 300-mile range will sell for $150,000, while the model with a 500-mile range will fetch $180,000. By comparison, the base price of a traditional semi-truck is around $80,000.Related: This Grocery Chain Is One of Tesla’s First Semi-Truck BuyersLong-term benefits.Owners of Tesla trucks, though, will get an added bonus: environmental benefits.Leaders at Anheuser-Busch ordered 40 Tesla Semis. They believe incorporating the trucks into their distribution network will help the achieve the goal of reducing the companies carbon footprint by 30 percent by 2025. According to the beer-brewing giant, that’s the equivalent of taking nearly 500,000 cars off the roads each year.“We can’t wait to get these trucks on the road and keep leading our industry forward to a greener, smarter future in partnership with some of the world’s most innovative companies,” says James Sembrot, senior director of logistics strategy at Anheuser-Busch. “The transportation industry is evolving fast, and we’re really excited to play a leadership role in driving this evolution by integrating these new technologies across our network.”Of course, time will tell whether Tesla and its visionary leader, Elon Musk, can pull off this advancement in logistics. Critics remain skeptical.“Tesla has done a very good job in passenger vehicles, making electric power interesting and accessible for consumers,” Antti Lindstrom told The trucking-industry analyst at IHS Market added: “There’s a feeling they may have bit off more than they can chew with this truck talk.”Nonetheless, the unveiling of the Tesla Semi has given the logistics industry plenty to chew on. Register Now » 4 min read Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right.last_img read more

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first_img by The Canadian Press Posted Nov 15, 2018 9:53 am PDT The Canadian Press AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Quebec literary prize on hold after Amazon sponsorship controversy MONTREAL — A prestigious Quebec literary prize has been suspended amid public outcry over the announcement of online giant Amazon as the main sponsor.An organizer of the Prix litteraire des collegiens announced the decision yesterday after members of the public and the literary community denounced the multinational’s involvement.The five finalists for the 2019 edition of the prize published a joint letter in Le Devoir this week expressing concern over what they called Amazon’s “extreme competition” and its detrimental effect on small booksellers.Authors Karoline Georges, Kevin Lambert, Jean-Christophe Rehel, Lula Carballo and Dominique Fortier said Amazon’s involvement runs counter to the prize’s mission of promoting Quebec literature.A group representing Quebec writers expressed its disappointment at the suspension and called on the Quebec government and the business community to provide the funding needed to keep the prize alive.The prize’s organizers say they will meet with members of the literary community and are ready to relaunch the contest if they receive enough support.last_img read more

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first_imgPolice on Sunday arrested a 21-year-old man in Stroumbi, Paphos, for allegedly stealing the two front seats from a car.The arrest was made after a 41-year-old resident of the village reported to police that two seats had been taken from his parked vehicle.Because the evidence pointed to the 21-year-old, officers searched his house where they found the two seats and arrested the suspect.You May LikeTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndoFigLeaf Beta AppGet Maximum Privacy with Minimum EffortFigLeaf Beta AppUndoTotal Battle – Online Strategy GameIf You’re PC User This Strategy Game Is A Must-Have!Total Battle – Online Strategy GameUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoTwo arrested in connection with attempted murderUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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realized entity It employed 130000 employees in nine countries and operated 2500 outlets in the United States And although Time declared that it “gone from a uniquely American to a truly global operation” its image remained fully American as it still does 42 years laterfor better and in some respects worse Our destiny since then has manifested itself largely in our waistlines a concern that in 1973 was just starting to creep into the national dialogue The company most often cited by health-conscious critics of our food economy is of course McDonald’s Our economic destiny meanwhile has in recent years manifested itself in the form of a growing wealth gap with low-wage retail jobs taking the place of vanishing high-wage manufacturing jobs The company most-often cited in discussions of this problem (along with Wal-Mart) is again McDonald’s In the past few years these trends have hit critical mass to McDonald’s detriment Consumer tastes for quick meals remained static for decades Now 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exceedingly well” Despite all the grief it was taking from critics of its fatty salt-laden fare and its monolithic corporate image the company was still largely beloved “McDonald’s has become such a pervasive reference point in American life that many consumers think of the company as a public institutionone that is often more reliable than the post office or the phone company” wrote Stephen Koepp The company’s growth continued more or less unabated until after the 2008 recession when the restaurant industry as a whole was hit hardfast food included As recently as 2005 TIME was describing fast food as a “quintessentially American dining experience” and a “perfect expression of those bedrock values of efficiency thriftiness and speed” Total spending on fast food had quadrupled in the preceding decade But even then fast-food chainsMcDonald’s definitely includedsaw the writing on the wall and were working to change their images Consumers still wanted to dine out but they were looking for a more pleasant experience and healthier food Stores were redesigned menus were upgraded Then the recession hit “Fallen Arches” read a headline in Fortune magazine last November “Can McDonald’s Get Its Mojo Back” The company “has risen to the top of the fast-food chain by being comfortably familiarly iconically ‘mass market’ and so ubiquitous as to be the Platonic ideal of ‘convenient’” wrote Fortune‘s Beth Kowitt “Neither of these selling points however is as high as it was even a decade ago on Americans list of dining priorities A growing segment of restaurant goers are choosing ‘fresh and healthy’ over ‘fast and convenient’ and McDonalds is having trouble convincing consumers that it’s both Or even can be both” MORE This Is Why Shake Shack Will Never Be McDonalds So much for “providing one service exceedingly well” If people don’t want that one service what’s a company to do McDonald’s is still looking for answers from making burgers more customizable to adding various new menu 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