Bank of England chief economist says UK rate rise on horizon

first_imgRead more: Johnson’s leadership campaign receives £50,000 from CMC chief The potential for further delays to the deal or a no deal scenario are key causes for concern, while the US-China trade war has also softened the global economy. “With spending by both households and companies then picking up, that could put at risk the Bank of England’s 2% inflation target – with upward pressure on prices eating into pay and savings,” he wrote.  whatsapp The Bank of England’s chief economist, Andy Haldane, has said the UK is nearing the time it will need to raise interest rates to keep inflation pressures in check. Haldane wrote in The Sun on Saturday that “a lost decade” of wage growth is coming to an end ahead of “steady if not spectacular” growth in 2019. Share “For me personally, the time is nearing when a small rise in rates would be prudent to nip any inflationary risks in the bud,” he said. “Those are the circumstances in which the Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee, on which I sit, would need to consider the case for a further modest rise in interest rates.” Haldane said it would be arrogant to bet against market predictions, but told The Sun that inflation pressures would probably increase once the Brexit impasse was resolve. “Acting early with a rate rise acts as insurance against the need for faster and larger rises in interest rates in future.”  Michael Searles Bank of England chief economist Andy Haldane says interest rates could rise soon Last year, Haldane was one of two current members on the Monetary Policy Committee that voted for a rate raise ahead of the unanimous decision to increase interest from 0.5 per cent to 0.75 per cent. Read more: May officially steps down from role as Tory leader by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May Likebonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryFilm OracleThey Drained Niagara Falls – Their Gruesome Find Will Keep You Up All NightFilm OracleZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinitionDaily Funny40 Brilliant Life Hacks Nobody Told You AboutDaily FunnyMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryHealthyGem20 Hair Shapes That Make A Man Over 60 Look 40HealthyGemNext RefinanceThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryNext Refinance Saturday 8 June 2019 11:59 am Markets also expect the US Federal Reserve to cut rates two or three times this year. whatsapp Bank of England chief economist says UK rate rise is on the horizon He reaffirmed the Bank of England’s desire to raise rates in a gradual way, but financial markets believe rates are more likely to be cut than increased in the next year amid Brexit uncertainty. More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comlast_img read more

Alaska’s draft climate action plan includes carbon tax on page 43

first_imgAlaska’s Energy Desk | Climate Change | State GovernmentAlaska’s draft climate action plan includes carbon tax on page 43August 1, 2018 by Elizabeth Jenkins, Alaska’s Energy Desk – Juneau Share:The Trans-Alaska Pipeline runs alongside the Dalton Highway near the Toolik Field Station on June 9, 2017, in the North Slope Borough. (Photo by Rashah McChesney/Alaska’s Energy Desk)Governor Bill Walker’s Climate Action Leadership Team has been discussing a robust draft plan to tackle climate change. The draft mentions a number of ways to go about that: from beefing up efforts to monitor ocean acidification to better educating the public on the causes of warming. But the state is going to need a way to pay for it all, and the plan addresses that, too: Alaska should consider a carbon tax.Audio Playerhttps://media.ktoo.org/2018/08/PLAN.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Task force member, Luke Hopkins, lives in a home in Fairbanks built on permafrost. As the climate warms, he says his own foundation is changing. “I would say that if I put a ball on the floor, one aspect of my house, it would roll a little bit,” Hopkins said.It’s not a problem Hopkins sees going away. He thinks Alaska needs to update its engineering and design standards to better respond to homes like his on melting permafrost. The draft climate action plan includes language to do that, but those efforts require more research and that requires money. “Where’s that going to come from? Hopkins said. “Well, carbon pricing has been used elsewhere in the country and in the world. And so we think we think we ought to look at it.”At least seven states have proposed carbon pricing legislation. Carbon pricing is basically this broad term for putting a price on CO2 emissions. It includes things like a carbon tax or a cap and trade program. Alaska’s draft plan recommends the state should think about endorsing a national strategy to put a price on carbon while also taking steps to implement its own carbon tax. The most commonly talked about ways that could work is, as fuel comes out of the ground, oil and gas companies would pay a fee. And that cash would be used to help fund various energy efficiency projects and more studies to better understand the impacts of climate change — like, how can homeowners like Hopkins stabilize their house as the permafrost thaws?Hopkins says thinking long term about some form of carbon pricing is a good idea. “Many of these things have to be looked at in-depth,” Hopkins said. “We’re just putting out what our recommendations would be for the goals that we have.”Chantal Walsh with the state’s department of natural resources co-chaired a committee with industry representatives. The group has been providing some feedback to the governor’s climate action team. As for a state or national carbon tax, Walsh says there’s more that needs to happen before they have that discussion. “It doesn’t make any sense to do individual states by any means,” Walsh said. “And there’s also the question of: does it do any good to be one nation doing this?”Instead, Walsh thinks scoping out some kind of policy for putting a price on carbon around the world makes the most sense. In a letter submitted to the climate action team, BP expressed strong reservations about a state carbon pricing program. Luke Hopkins believes there’s still a lot that could change in the draft plan before it’s submitted to the governor by September. But something about carbon pricing will likely be in the final version. “I think it will stick in the plan,” Hopkins said. “I don’t think there’s an overwhelming consensus in the group recently that says we don’t want to put anything about carbon pricing. That’s why it’s in the plan right now.”The Climate Action Leadership Team will be looking at the draft policy statement on carbon pricing when they go through the plan at their in-person meeting on Thursday in Anchorage.Share this story:last_img read more

The Other UCLA vs. USC Rivalry: Quidditch

first_imgFilmThe Other UCLA vs. USC Rivalry: QuidditchThere are people playing Quidditch in the real world, and there’s a documentary about them, tooBy Daniel Schindel – October 10, 2014688ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItSome Harry Potter fans merely read the books and see the movies. For die-hards, that’s not enough. They express their devotion by writing Harry Potter fan fiction or forming wizard-themed rock bands. Some even play Quidditch. That would be the broom-riding, ball-tossing sport invented by the author of the Potter books, J.K. Rowling.Like several other colleges in America, Europe, and beyond, UCLA and USC both have their own Quidditch teams (intramural and not regulated by the NCAA—not yet, at least). UCLA’s team is the subject of director Farzad Nikbakht’s Mudbloods, a documentary that follows the players as they compete in the Quidditch World Cup. In true sports movie spirit, they’re underdogs struggling to raise funds while facing stronger, better equipped teams. You can catch a special screening of Mudbloods tonight at the Crest Theater in Westwood. In the meantime, here’s what the doc taught us about playing real Quidditch:It’s More Intense Than You Might Think“Muggle” Quidditch is full contact, and while there are rules against foul play like pushing from behind, the players hold nothing back. They careen into each other with surprising ferocity. During one match between crosstown rivals UCLA and USC, one player receives a nasty gash on his head that requires the attention of paramedics. There’s athleticism at work here, too. UCLA captain Tom Marks jokes that the International Quidditch Association (IQA) should seek duct tape as a sponsor. Most players’ brooms boast numerous wraps, the signs that they have cracked or even snapped during play.Some Changes Were Made to Play Quidditch in the Real WorldIn the Harry Potter universe, Quidditch is played midair by participants who zoom about on broomsticks. Multiple enchanted balls fly around on their own. Since engineers haven’t yet perfected the technology behind flying household implements, adapting the sport required creativity. The result is a cross between rugby and dodgeball.Like in the books (and films and video games), a match is played by two teams of seven players each. Each team has three “chasers,” who toss around a “quaffle” (a volleyball), attempting to get it through the opposing team’s hoops to score points (10 points to a goal). A “keeper” protects the hoops. Two “beaters” throw the three “bludgers” (dodgeballs) at enemy players. A player struck with a bludger is out of play until they tag their team’s hoops. And while all this is going on, a “seeker” searches for “the golden snitch” (a tennis ball in a sock), which is tucked into the waistband of a neutral party. The person carrying the golden snitch is free to roam the entire campus while chasers search for him or her. The game ends when the snitch is caught, and the chaser who snags it earns 30 points for their team.And of course, there are the broomsticks. Just because they aren’t enchanted to fly doesn’t mean players can make do without them. The big challenge of real world Quidditch is that it’s a one-handed sport. Participants must keep their brooms tucked between their legs and never let them touch the ground while they do everything else.It Mandates Gender DiversityThe IQA rulebook specifies that every team must always field at least two players who identify as a different gender than at least two other players. This means that not only women but those who don’t abide by the gender binary are welcome in the sport.It’s Not Just for GrownupsThere’s a simplified form called “kidditch” that UCLA players teach to inner-city youth once a week.The Sport Has a HistoryWhether or not you were aware of it, muggle Quidditch has been around for nearly ten years. It was first played at Middlebury College in Vermont in 2005—the year when kids who grew up reading the series would have started attending college. For most Americans, higher education probably resembled Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry; they were away from home, living in dorms, and studying highly specialized subjects. A governing body, the IQA, soon formed, and it has presided over seven World Cups. The season depicted in Mudbloods led up to the fifth World Cup, which, despite the title, was the first time an international team (from Finland) participated. TAGSDocumentaryFarzad NikbakhtHarry PotterMudbloodsQuidditchUCLAUSCPrevious articleHip Hip Hooray for the La Brea Streetscape ProjectNext articleWhere to Eat Now: Power-Ranking New L.A. Restaurants, 10/10Daniel Schindel RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORThe Reagans Used the Tools of Hollywood to Craft a Political Narrative–and Pave the Way for Today’s Conservative Media CircusThe Story of the Go-Go’s Is Finally Being Told in a Way that Does It Justice25 Years Later, Showgirls Is Enjoying a Long Second Life as a Cult Classiclast_img read more

Street Art Spotter: Dallas Clayton Wants to Make You Happy

first_imgArtStreet Art Spotter: Dallas Clayton Wants to Make You HappyPositivity radiates from Clayton’s hand painted signsBy Eva Glettner – May 6, 2015500ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItDallas Clayton is an artist, author, and all around nice guy. His tenacity is exactly what brought him the success he is surrounded by today; But he is not one to get big headed. That isn’t Clayton’s M.O. Instead, he wants to help you grab a piece of the proverbial pie.WHO: Dallas Clayton is eternally happy, but he is in no way a slacker. When publishing houses turned down his book idea years ago, he simply went out and self-published. He eventually landed several book deals, because Clayton trades in creativity and charisma.WHAT: Clayton is turning all of Los Angeles into a chance for pedestrians to smile a little bit more. Using wooden signs and black ink, Clayton’s familiar lettering and illustration style beckons. The question is are you up for the challenge?WHERE: Fairfax Blvd across from Supreme. TAGSDallas ClaytonStreet ArtStreet Art SpotterPrevious articleCurtain Call: Singer Rebecca Pidgeon Takes on Acting in The AnarchistNext articleGoing Deep with the 25-Man Dive Patrol Keeping the Port of L.A. SecureEva Glettner RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORCoronavirus-Themed Murals Have Popped Up Across L.A.The Best Exhibits at Museums and Galleries in L.A. in MarchLos Angeles Has Become a Hub for a Wave of Queer Street Artistslast_img read more

Ex-SEC examiner faces obstruction charge

first_img James Langton PwC alleges deleted emails, unusual transactions in Bridging Finance case Keywords EnforcementCompanies Securities and Exchange Commission A former securities regulator is facing charges for allegedly accessing information about an investigation into a private equity firm that he sought to join.U.S. authorities announced that former compliance examiner at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Michael Cohn, has been charged with obstruction of justice, unauthorized computer access and unauthorized disclosure of confidential information. Related news Mouth mechanic turned market manipulator Share this article and your comments with peers on social media The allegations have not been proven, and he is presumed to be innocent.According to U.S. authorities, while at the SEC, Cohn accessed information on the regulator’s servers about an investigation involving GPB Capital Holdings, LLC, which he subsequently joined as managing director and chief compliance officer.“Cohn was not authorized to access this highly sensitive material, which included confidential information, privileged attorney-client work product and contacts with law enforcement and other regulatory agencies,” the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) said.“During discussions with GPB personnel about obtaining a job there, Cohn advised them that he had inside information about the SEC’s investigation, and on several occasions he disclosed information to members of GPB’s senior management about that investigation,” the DoJ added.“As alleged in the superseding indictment, the defendant abused the trust placed in him as an SEC employee, obstructing an active investigation,” said Richard Donoghue, the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York. “No one gets a pass for breaching the security of government computer networks and misusing sensitive and confidential information for their own benefit.”Cohn was arraigned yesterday and released on US$250,000 bond. BFI investors plead for firm’s sale Law concept - Law book with a wooden judges gavel on table in a courtroom or law enforcement office 123RF Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

Botanist Implores Jamaicans to Protect and Preserve the Environment

first_imgAdvertisements Botanist Implores Jamaicans to Protect and Preserve the Environment Office of the Prime MinisterFebruary 11, 2009 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Acting Botanist with the Natural History Museum of Jamaica, Keron Campbell, has called on Jamaicans to treat the environment with respect, and to preserve and protect it, as that is the source of sustenance.“The environment is what makes Jamaica beautiful, it is what most of our tourism is based on. The environment is where everything comes from, wood, food, water, everything. If you cut down the trees, the rivers will dry up. If you pollute the rivers and the coast, the coral reefs will feel it, and you won’t have fishes. Just be respectful, everything has a niche in the system; be respectful of your position in the system, and treat everything with respect,” he implored.Mr. Campbell, who conducted a recent tour of the Mason River Protected Area and Bird Sanctuary, in Clarendon, said that the area, which is believed to hold the only inland bog, was discovered in 1956 by scientists from the University of the West Indies. Over 400 species of plants, some of them indigenous, can be found on the property. These include three varieties of insect-eating plants, some 20 species of ferns, mosses, algae, pine trees, aquatic plants, and flowering and non-flowering plants. The property is also a sanctuary for over 30 species of birds.He emphasised that every effort must be made to protect this area, as it serves several important purposes.“Mason River serves as a watershed, it drains to the south and it drains to the north. The springs that are on the periphery of the area actually provide water for persons in the community. So, if we were to start polluting and destroying this wetland area, the springs would dry up, and there is no piped water in Douglas Castle, so it is important in terms of feeding rivers to the south and to the north. It is also important to the uniqueness of the bog, which is 2,300 feet above sea level, and is perhaps the only inland bog,” he informed.Mr. Campbell told JIS News that Jamaicans should have no real difficulty in practising environmentally-friendly habits, once they are made aware of the need to protect the environment, as it is simply a matter of having pride in oneself and the surroundings.He pointed out that several programmes have been embarked on, to sensitise Jamaicans as to how certain actions would negatively affect the environment, and how, in their individual ways, they could seek to preserve and protect that which occurs naturally.Student of the University of Technology (UTech), Nikesha Lindsay, who is currently studying Urban Planning, found the tour beneficial, and is of the view that more should be done, as “there needs to be wider appreciation for these conservatives, restricted areas, these wetlands, as there are not a lot of persons who know about it. I have learnt a lot, and I believe there should be other ventures that make it known to the public.” RelatedBotanist Implores Jamaicans to Protect and Preserve the Environmentcenter_img RelatedBotanist Implores Jamaicans to Protect and Preserve the Environment RelatedBotanist Implores Jamaicans to Protect and Preserve the Environmentlast_img read more

Remarks by President Biden and Prime Minister Trudeau of Canada Before Virtual Bilateral Meeting

first_imgRemarks by President Biden and Prime Minister Trudeau of Canada Before Virtual Bilateral Meeting The White HouseRoosevelt Room4:16 P.M. ESTPRESIDENT BIDEN: Mr. Prime Minister, it’s good to see you. And I wish I could reciprocate the hospitality you gave me when I visited Ottawa as Vice President in 2016. The sooner we get this pandemic under control, the better. And I look forward to seeing you in person in the future.As you know, to state the obvious — we had a private talk about this a little while ago — the United States has no closer friend — no closer friend than Canada. That’s why you were my first call as President, my first bilateral meeting. And, of course, my Vice President spent some time living up in Montreal for high school. And so our channel of communication is — are wide open.As you know, we have a robust agenda today. And — and we’re all best served when the United States and Canada work together and lead together in close coordination on a full range of issues we’re going to discuss: COVID-19, economic recovery, climate change, refugees and migration, fighting for our democratic values on a global stage, and — and strengthening our own democracies at home.We spoke about this at the G7, but it’s worth saying again: I believe the leaders of the major democracies, we have — as leaders of the major democracies, we have a responsibility to prove that democracy can still deliver for our people. There are a lot of leaders around the world who are trying to make the argument autocracy works better.Empowering the full participation of our people, expanding opportunity and equity for everybody, ensuring the benefits of growth are shared broadly: that’s how we’re going to win the battle for the future.So thank you again, Mr. Prime Minister, for your partnership and your enduring commitment to the U.S-China relation- — U.S.-Canadian relationship. We’re going to talk about China. And I’m looking forward to a very productive discussion.The floor is yours, Mr. Prime Minister.PRIME MINISTER TRUDEAU: Thank you very much, Mr. President. It’s so good to see you, Joe. And it’s such a great opportunity for us to — to sit down and talk not just about this extraordinary friendship between our two countries, but all the work we have to do together to get through COVID, but also to keep making sure we’re — we’re pulling our weight around the world and making the world a better and safer place for everyone — not just with this pandemic, but with everything else as well.It’s a real pleasure to be able to — to see you today alongside Vice President Harris. I’m glad to be joined here by our Deputy Prime Minister, Chrystia Freeland, and our Foreign Minister, Marc Garneau, whose — whose birthday it is today. So it’s a special celebration for him.Lots of things to talk about. Obviously, COVID and how we’re going to keep our citizens safe is top of mind. But we’re also going to dig into the recovery; how we move forward on creating good jobs for Canadians and Americans; strengthening the middle class — helping those working hard to join it. As we move forward, there’s — there’s a lot to rebuild.We’re also going to talk about climate change. And — and thank you again for stepping up in such a big way on tackling climate change. U.S. leadership has been sorely missed over the past — past years. And I have to say, as — as we’re preparing the — the joint rollout and communiqué from this one, it’s nice when the Americans are not pulling out all references to climate change and, instead, adding them in.So we’re really excited to be working with you on — on that. Lots — lots more to do.(Speaks French.) (No translation provided.)I’m really looking forward to engaging with you all on — on these issues over the coming hours, but especially looking forward to getting to know your whole team as well.Vice President Harris, it’s great — great to see you here. I’ll turn it over to you now.VICE PRESIDENT HARRIS: Thank you, Mr. Prime Minister. It is good to see you. It was good to speak to you on the 1st of February.And as the President said, I spent many of my teenage years living in Montreal when my mother was teaching at McGill University and doing her research at the Jewish General Hospital there. So I have fond memories of my — my time in Montreal, and it certainly left me with a lasting impression about how much our two countries have in common in terms of shared values and priorities.And as the President has said, we have a lot to do, each of us. And together we can do a lot of it in addressing COVID; in addressing the impact of the pandemic on our countries; looking at where we have possibilities to work together, not only in terms of the public health and economic struggles of our country, but also what we have in terms of shared values around addressing the challenges of climate change.We look forward to working — with you on that and many others. We are neighbors. We are friends, as a country. Andthe challenges that we face not only are, as we have said, about COVID and climate change; also, as the President will talk about and has mentioned, our challenges in terms of China and Russia and what we can do in terms of working together on that, and working together in terms of strengthening and modernizing the U.N. and WTO.So we look forward to working with you. It is good to speak with you. And I’ll now turn it over to Deputy Prime Minister Freeland. And I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you.DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER FREELAND: Well, Madam Vice President, it gives me such pleasure to address that term directly to you.And I have to tell you, your election has been such an inspiration for women and girls across Canada, especially for black women and girls and for South Asian women and girls. So many of them have told me that directly.I am so looking forward to working with you and your administration on conquering COVID, on working together to be sure our economies can come roaring back.I couldn’t agree more with what the President said: that we have a real responsibility now — all of us — to show that democracy can deliver for our people, for Canadians, for Americans, and for the whole world. And with the friendship of everyone in this room, in that particular room, I am pretty confident we’re going to do it.(Speaks French.)(As interpreted.) Madam Vice President, we are very proud of you, and all the women and girls in Canada are very proud of you, of course. And I do hope that once COVID is over, we will be able to meet in person. And indeed, French — I am, myself, an English speaker, and French is a difficult language to learn, but I do believe that is well worth it.VICE PRESIDENT HARRIS: Moi aussi. Merci beaucoup.PRESIDENT BIDEN: Well, before we go on, I want to make sure you know Anthony Blinken, our Secretary of State, sitting here. And the fellow down here on the right hand side is a guy named Jake Sullivan, and he’s the National Security Advisor. And the National Security Council Senior Director for Western Hemisphere, Juan Gonzalez, who usually speaks Spanish to me, which I have trouble with as well.I told you, Mr. Prime Minister, I took five years of French in school and college, as well. And when I — every time I tried to speak it, I’d make such a fool of myself, I stopped trying. At least when I try Spanish and I make a fool of myself, they laugh with me. At any rate, thank you very much. And the press is about to leave the room here, and we can get to business.4:26 P.M. EST /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. 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Lexus will probably build an LC 500 convertible

first_imgCreated with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 Lexus is already thinking about adding more variants to the LC lineup. The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Trending Videos As for the LC lineup as a whole, Lexus expects to sell around 400 examples per month. It’s still set to hit dealers in June 2017 at the latest, priced between US$80,000 and US$120,000. Trending in Canada COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS 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 RELATED TAGSLCLexusNewsBMW 6 SeriesBMW AGJaguar Cars Ltd.Koji SatoLexus Motor CompanyMercedes-Benz International Inc.Mercedes-Benz S-ClassMercedes-Benz SL-Classcenter_img ‹ Previous Next › See More Videos Lexus is already looking into adding more variants to the LC lineup.According to Automotive News, the automaker is considering adding a convertible variant. Chopping off the roof wouldn’t be too arduous of a task; Koji Sato, the LC 500’s chief engineer, says the platform is structurally able to accommodate a convertible top. That, combined with the fact that the LC 500’s main competitors all offer convertible variants anyway – the BMW 6 Series, Jaguar F-Type, Mercedes-Benz SL-Class and, to an extent, the S-Class coupe, according to Lexus – make the droptop a no-brainer. RELATED Road Test First Drive: 2018 Lexus LC 500 by  David Booth  | December 8, 2016 Along with the convertible, Lexus is also reportedly considering an all-wheel-drive LC and higher-performance LC F with a turbocharged version of the 5.0-litre V8. However, we probably won’t see an LC F for a while, as another Lexus engineer says it isn’t possible to stick a turbo onto the current V8. If it’s green-lit, we’ll likely see the F model after the LC’s mid-cycle update in a few years. advertisement 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” 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

CU-Boulder Students Win Study Abroad Scholarships To Germany

first_imgSeveral students at the University of Colorado at Boulder have received scholarships from the Max Kade Foundation to study abroad in Germany. The Max Kade Foundation, a German foundation interested in higher education and international exchange, awards travel scholarships to students participating in CU-Boulder exchange programs to Germany. Following are the names of each scholarship recipient, their hometown, award amount, location and duration of study and academic major:Boulder – Sarah Bailey, $1,000, Regensburg, Germany, academic year 1998-99, German and Russian; Ann Ilaria, $1,500 Regensburg, Germany, academic year 1998-99, German and kinesiology; Holly Woodsome, $1,000, Regensburg, Germany, academic year 1998-99, biology and German.Colorado Springs – Kathleen Smith, $1,000, Regensburg, Germany, academic year 1998-99, English.Littleton – Zuzana Stohr, $1,000, Regensburg, Germany, academic year 1998-99, marketing.Monument – Charles Yoos, $1,000, Regensburg, Germany, academic year 1998-99, physics and chemistry. Published: Aug. 12, 1998 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

‘Lunch and share’ discussions for campus educators provide ideas, community while teaching remotely

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: March 30, 2020 As the CU Boulder community continues its shift to remote teaching this spring, join fellow CU Boulder educators across all disciplines and the Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL) staff for a series of open forum discussions. Hear about what others on campus are doing to move their classes to remote formats, share your ideas and practices, and ask questions. Discussions focus on one topic, and often begin with a short presentation from an invited guest on successful remote teaching practices. Those interested can view upcoming sessions on the CTL Events page. These discussions are intended to be a space for open conversation and community building.The Center for Teaching & Learning is here to support you in this sudden shift to remote teaching. Visit the CTL website to see resources, upcoming events and more.Categories:Deadlines & AnnouncementsCampus Communitylast_img read more