BAE Systems to appoint new boss

Posted On Sep 4 2021 by

whatsapp whatsapp Share Helen Cahill Sky News reported that BAE Systems may make the announcement shortly before its full year results, which are being published on Thursday next week, or on the same day.A spokesperson for BAE Systems said no decision had been made on a succession plan.Current BAE Systems chief executive Ian King has been at the helm of the FTSE-100 arms maker since 2008.Read more: May announces £100m defence collaboration deal with Turkey The defence company has been boosted by the current movements in geopolitics. Its share price has been spurred on by US President Donald Trump’s promise to spend more on defence. BAE Systems is reportedly set to announce a new boss for the first time in nearly 10 years.It is thought the defence manufacturer will appoint its chief operating officer, Charles Woodburn, as the new chief executive next week. Woodburn joined the company a year ago. Monday 13 February 2017 8:51 pm BAE Systems to appoint new boss BAE Systems has also been benefiting from the UK’s new push to drum up foreign trade following the EU referendum.Recently, King travelled to Turkey with Prime Minister Theresa May to sign an agreement with Turkish President Recep Tayyid Erdogan. As part of a £100m defence deal, BAE systems will manufacture fighter jets for Turkey. More From Our Partners Biden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.com read more


Boris Johnson’s car involved in minor collision outside parliament

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first_imgMore to follow. The BBC reported that a dent was visible in Johnson’s Jaguar as the convoy drove off. Joe Curtis Wednesday 17 June 2020 3:19 pm Share One of the cars in the convoy was forced to suddenly brake by a protester, meaning the vehicle behind shunted the back of the lead car. whatsapp More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.com Show Comments ▼ Number 10 said the PM was in the Jaguar and that there were no reports of any injuries. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s convoy was involved in a minor collision outside the Houses of Parliament today following Prime Minister’s Questions. A protester from a pro-Kurdish demonstration is stopped and detained by police officers as he ran towards the car of Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson (AFP via Getty Images) whatsapp Boris Johnson’s car involved in minor collision outside parliament last_img read more


Frank Gehry’s Next Mega-Complex Will Change the Look of Downtown Forever

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first_imgArchitectureFrank Gehry’s Next Mega-Complex Will Change the Look of Downtown ForeverProgress is finally in sight for this long-awaited projectBy Brittany Martin – August 15, 20171304ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItAfter years of delays and changes of plans, the final major phase of DTLA’s Grand Avenue Project, a Frank Gehry-designed high-rise complex to be constructed on a plot across from the Disney Concert Hall, looks set to break ground at long last.Building permits filed on Friday list a 2018 start date for the $1 billion construction project, Urbanize.LA reports. This new development is part of a decade-long effort to redevelop Grand Avenue, a project that started with the opening of Grand Park and has already included construction of the Broad Museum and Emerson Tower.Grand ParkImage courtesy of Gehry Partners / Related CaliforniaThe development ― currently referred to as Parcel Q, though we’re assuming a catchier name is in the works ― is an ambitious one, featuring two large buildings arranged around a public plaza.Image courtesy of Gehry Partners / Related CaliforniaOn one side, a a 39-story residential tower at the corner of 2nd Street and Olive Street will hold 128 condos, and 300 rental apartments, almost 30 percent of which will be earmarked as affordable housing. Next door, a 20-story tower will include a 305-room hotel. Initially, the SLS chain had been on board to take the space, but that deal fell through, and instead it looks like the Equinox gym brand will move in with its second fitness-minded hotel concept (the first will open in New York City next year). The street-levels of both buildings will be occupied by mixed-use retail spaces; specific tenants are not yet confirmed.If all goes according to plan, the complex will open to the public in 2022, marking yet another major moment in the evolution of Downtown L.A.RELATED: Five More Yayoi Kusama Infinity Rooms Are Coming to the Broad, and You’re Going to Lose Your Mind    TAGSdevelopmentFrank GehryPrevious articleSouthern California Used to Carry the State Economy. Now the North Does. What Happened?Next articleThis L.A. Picnic Spot Feels Like You’re on Another PlanetBrittany Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORWill the City Hall Corruption Scandal Doom a Massive DTLA Development?Echo Park’s Taix Restaurant to Become 170 Apartments, the Developer’s Latest Plans ShowWill Doing Away with Parking Minimums Be Good for DTLA?last_img read more


In a Series of Photos, Young L.A. Artists Capture the Experience…

Posted On Aug 18 2021 by

first_imgWomenArtIn a Series of Photos, Young L.A. Artists Capture the Experience of Growing UpFour Las Fotos Project photographers talk about their artistic intentionsBy Pamela Avila – December 27, 20181590ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItOver the course of three months this year, 12 young L.A. photographers turned their lenses on themselves for a change. They’re part of Las Fotos Project, a community-based non-profit organization that uses photography to inspire creativity in teenage girls. The purpose of this particular assignment was for the young women to explore the phases of their adolescence by digging deep into how their private and public lives continue to shape the people they are, and how they can capture it in photos. In the new exhibit Faces & Phases, the photographers were able to showcase their inner lives—the anger, the anxiety, the joy they’ve experienced—as they navigate their paths to womanhood. Four of the photographers—Romina Estrada, Tonali Murrillo, Ashley Sanchez, and Greisy Hernandez—told us about the images they created for the exhibit, which is on display at Las Fotos Project’s Lincoln Heights headquarters through January 19.Romina EstradaPhoto by Romina Estrada for Las Fotos Project“The night I took this photograph, I was watching Baz Luhrmann’s 1996 Romeo + Juliet and I fell in love with the religious imagery throughout the film. Crosses, churches, Mother Mary, statues of Christ, angels, candles, prayer cards: the whole package. I noticed it correlated with my fascination for religion, religious figures, and the concept of faith. In my adolescence, I grew up going to Catholic school my whole life and when I stopped attending just last year, I found myself diving into the world of religious studies. With religion, you don’t know for sure if something is out there, but that’s the whole concept of faith, to give up everything, your lifestyle, for something that we don’t even know exists. I appreciate that from people. Combining my adoration for religion and the film, I decided to create this picture to demonstrate my never-ending fascination with religious beliefs.”Tonali MurilloPhoto by Tonali Murillo for Las Fotos Project“I chose red because there has been a lot of anger in my life. I chose to silence myself because I don’t like talking about [those things]. Sometimes I think too much and it hurts my head. A lot of kids my age or under [can] relate to my worries and thoughts; I wanted to show what I was feeling through a picture [because] young people sometimes have a hard time saying or showing their emotions.”Ashley SanchezPhoto by Ashley Sanchez for Las Fotos Project“I normally go outside of my house a lot when I’m not feeling the best, and being outside relaxes me. It’s rare for me to be happy, but whenever I’m outside it makes me feel a lot better. The reason why I chose this photo is because this is a phase I’m in right now. It reflects the person I am.”Greisy HernandezPhoto by Greisy Hernandez for Las Fotos Project“There is a story behind the basketball net, it is meant to symbolize a struggle I had to overcome and it reminds me of how important it is to have a support system, especially as a woman of color. By support system I mean consciously surrounding myself with people that inspire me, want to see me win and have mutual support. I’m not a professional basketball player and I no longer play [the sport] but I’m proud to say that during this phase, I was able to get on the team regardless of my height. I know there will be other obstacles that will try to limit me based on my gender or race, and I want this image to be a reminder to myself and anyone else that everything I need is already within me. I am more than capable of attaining my goals with the right amount of discipline, consistency, and support.”Las Fotos Project presents Faces & Phases, a Youth Photo Exhibit is on view through January 19, 2019. You can RSVP for tickets here. RELATED: Here Are the Angelenos We’re Rooting for in 2019Stay on top of the latest in L.A. food and culture. Sign up for our newsletters today. TAGSPhotographyLincoln Heightslas fotos projectArtPrevious articleThe 5 Best Things to Do in L.A. This WeekendNext article3 New Restaurants You Have to Try This JanuaryPamela Avila RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR‘We Knew Nobody Would Expect This’: An L.A. Gallery Expands to the DesertA Glimpse at the People and Cars of L.A.’s Lowrider Scene‘I’ve Got Nothing More to Hide’: Polly Borland Puts Her Nude Selfies on Displaylast_img read more


Laois U-20 football team named ahead of Meath clash

Posted On Jun 20 2021 by

first_img Twitter Pinterest Community Facebook Home Sport GAA Laois U-20 football team named ahead of Meath clash SportGAAGaelic FootballLaois U-20 footballers By Alan Hartnett – 13th June 2018 Laois U-20 football team named ahead of Meath clash Rugby Laois face Meath at 2pm in Navan on Saturday.Laois: Matthew Byron (Courtwood); James Kelly (St Joseph’s), Diarmuid Bennett (Portarlington), Richie Hitchcock (Park-Ratheniska); Conor Brennan (Ballyroan-Abbey), Shane Bolger (Killeshin), Seán O’Flynn (Courtwood); Peter Kealy (St Joseph’s), Eoin Dunne (Rosenallis); David Connolly (Ballyfin), Jordan Fitzpatrick (Portarlington), James Phelan (The Heath); Alan Kinsella (Courtwood), Diarmuid Whelan (Ballyroan-Abbey), Evan Lowry (Killeshin)SEE ALSO – Four Laois women rise to national TV attention TAGSLaois U-20 football teamLaois v MeathLeinster U-20 FC WhatsApp Diarmuid Whelan Laois U-20 football manager Billy O’Loughlin has named his team for the must win game against Meath on Saturday.Billy O’Loughlin’s men are in a difficult group – with Kildare, Wicklow and Meath.This afternoon they are in Pairc Tailteann to face Meath where even a win may not be enough for Laois to advance.If Kildare defeat Wicklow in the group’s other game, Laois will either have to beat Meath by three points more than whatever Kildare win by – or defeat the Royals by 12 points.This scenario has arisen after Laois lost by two points to Kildare and could only defeat the Garden County by one.A tall order indeed and ahead of the game O’Loughlin has made two changes.Ballyfin’s David Connolly returns from injury in place of James O’Connor with James Kelly swicthing back to corner back.While Portarlington’s Jordan Fitzpatrick is in at centre forward with Peter Kealy moving to midfield and Rob Tyrell dropping out of the 15 altogether.center_img Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad WhatsApp Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Community Previous articleCarribean vibes are coming back to the Electric Picnic as 50 Trenchtown acts are announcedNext articleLeaving Cert Diary: Clonaslee girl reflects on week one and how her bed is now a temple of books Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Pinterest Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Twitter Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’last_img read more


Are there any frogs in Laois? New survey seeks to find out

Posted On Jun 20 2021 by

first_img Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Are there any frogs in Laois? New survey seeks to find out The all Ireland Hop To It Frog Survey was first launched in 1997 by the Irish Peatland Conservation Council (IPCC).The survey was a huge success with records obtained from all over Ireland. To date, over 5,400 frog records have been databased by the IPCC for researchers and conservationists to use.In the last 10 years, IPCC have received only 58 records from Laois. So, they are wondering have all the frogs disappeared in Laois?The Common Frog (Rana temporaria) is the only species of frog found on the island of Ireland and is listed as an internationally important species.Frogs are protected under the European Union Habitats Directive and by the Irish Wildlife Act. Hence, why IPCC continue to monitor this animal throughout Ireland.IPCC’s Campaign Officer, Paula Farrell says: “Frogs act as indicators conveying the health of a habitat.“They breathe through their skin in the water and therefore, are sensitive to pollution. Their absence from an area where numbers were high in the past is very concerning.”IPCC are asking you to ‘Hop To It’ in 2020 and become a citizen scientist helping to protect and monitor this important wetland Amphibian in your community.This survey asks members of the public to watch for the various stages of the frogs lifecycle in their gardens and wider local community.If you have seen or find frog spawn, tadpoles, leggy tadpoles, froglets or adult frogs IPCC are encouraging you to take part in the Hop To It Frog Survey.It is easy to get involved, simply visit the website of the Irish Peatland Conservation Council and submit your frog record online by following the link.If you would like further information why not contact the IPCC at [email protected] ALSO – Lucky escape for Laois farmer after machine brings down overhead ESB wires Pinterest Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Electric Picnic Electric Picnic By Alan Hartnett – 26th March 2020 Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleDeaths in Laois – Thursday, March 26, 2020Next articleMass during Coronavirus: An unusual and surreal experience Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. WhatsApp Home News Are there any frogs in Laois? New survey seeks to find out News News TAGSfrogs Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival datelast_img read more


Almost €600,000 to be spent on improving roads near key Laois tourism area in 2021

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first_img Electric Picnic TAGSCamrossCharlie FlanaganConor BerginLaois County CouncilSlieve Bloom By Alan Hartnett – 12th April 2021 Council Twitter Pinterest Home News Council Almost €600,000 to be spent on improving roads near key Laois tourism… NewsCouncil Facebook Pinterest Twitter Mary Sweeney elected Cathaoirleach of Portlaoise Municipal District for next 12 months WhatsApp Previous articlePrestigious recognition for Mountmellick business Midland SteelNext article‘I thought I was going to die’ – Laois Supervet on contracting Covid-19 twice Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Slieve Bloom Mountains €598,170 will be spent on improving roads in the Camross, Coolrain and Killanure area in 2021 by Laois County Council – boosting its status as one of the key areas for tourism in Laois.The news was confirmed recently by local Fine Gael Councillor Conor Bergin.Roads at Inchanisky, Cloncully, Coolrain sawmills, Cloncully, Ballyhorahan and Nealstown will all be resurfaced in 2021 at a cost of almost €600,000 as part of the Roads Programme in the Borris-In-Ossory/Mountmellick municipal area.Cllr Bergin said: “I am pleased to confirm that a number of roads in the Camross, Coolrain and Killanure area will be resurfaced in the coming weeks and months by Laois County Council as part of our overall €2.4 million investment in upgrading regional and local roads in our Municipal Area this year.“I have been working closely with Charlie Flanagan TD over the last few years to highlight the importance of investment in the Slieve Bloom mountains and advocate for support from the Government in this regard.”Fine Gael TD Charlie Flanagan added: “The Slieve Bloom mountains are a hugely important attraction for tourists and locals in County Laois and there has been a significant investment in the new Slieve Bloom Mountain Bike trail over the last few years, as well as new signage and smart cycle stops which were also announced recently.”Councillor Bergin concluded: “I have spoken to the engineers in Laois County Council and I have confirmed that these resurfacing works will be carried out throughout 2021.“The road works at Nealstown began at the end of March and Camross, Killanure and Coolrain residents will be advised in the coming months of a number of temporary road closures and traffic diversions to facilitate these works.“I am receiving numerous calls from residents in the Camross area about roads and drains that need to be addressed by Laois County Council and I am continuing to propose motions at our Municipal meetings and work hard to resolve these issues.”SEE ALSO – Prestigious recognition for Mountmellick business Midland Steel Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Electric Picnic WhatsApp Electric Picnic apply to Laois County Council for new date for this year’s festival Almost €600,000 to be spent on improving roads near key Laois tourism area in 2021 Facebooklast_img read more


Former advisor fined $100,000

Posted On Jun 18 2021 by

first_img Keywords EnforcementCompanies Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) has fined a former Toronto-based advisor $100,000 and imposed a five-year suspension from registration with IIROC for failing to ensure his recommendations were suitable, and for engaging in discretionary trading in non-discretionary accounts for one specific client. The violations stem from Probhash Mondal’s relationship with a client referred to as “AM” in the IIROC decision, released on Tuesday. AM is described as a widowed client who had approximately $2 million to invest. She requested an investment portfolio that would generate an income and emphasized the importance of capital preservation. The infractions occurred while Mondal was a registered representative with the Toronto branches of Raymond James Ltd. and Macquarie Private Wealth Inc. (which has since been bought by Richardson GMP Ltd.). Related news IIROC found Mondal’s first violation to be a failure to ensure that recommendations made between January and November 2010 were suitable for AM. This began with the opening of five margin accounts between Feb. 23 and Apr. 2, 2009, while Mondal was an advisor at Raymond James. Within three months, AM’s risk tolerance was updated from 80% low, 10% medium and 10% high risk, to 100% high risk on new client application forms (NCAFs) for the accounts. This change did not reflect AM’s true risk profile, according to the settlement agreement. “There is no documentary evidence that Mondal explained the risks associated with the use of margin to AM; however she had an opportunity to review the NCAFs and updates for the accounts,” states the IIROC document. Over the 21-month period during which the margin accounts were held at Raymond James, Mondal recommended trades and engaged in trading activity that included a significant use of margin, frequent short-term trading, short selling, single stock concentration and growing debit balances, all of which were found to be unsuitable for AM. IIROC notes that the client relied on Mondal’s recommendations for every trade in her accounts, although she did check her paper and online statements to view her accounts on a regular basis, which sometimes meant several times a day. Between January and November 2010, unrealized and realized losses in the accounts totalled approximately $570,000. In the same period, Mondal earned approximately $60,000 in commissions as a result of the activity in the accounts, which also represented his single largest source of all commissions, according to the settlement agreement. The second violation concerns discretionary trading that occurred between March and April 2011 in accounts that were not approved and accepted as discretionary accounts. IIROC found that Mondal executed approximately 45 trades in AM’s account when he knew his client was away on vacation. These trades were conducted “on the basis of discussions that took place some time before execution; however Mondal did not formally document the discussions,” according to the settlement agreement. AM’s accounts were closed in September 2011, when Macquarie’s compliance department prompted the action. IIROC began the investigation into Mondal’s conduct in April 2014. He is no longer a registrant with an IIROC-regulated firm. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media PwC alleges deleted emails, unusual transactions in Bridging Finance casecenter_img Tessie Sanci BFI investors plead for firm’s sale Mouth mechanic turned market manipulator Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more


JCF Launches 24-Hour Counselling Service

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first_imgAdvertisements RelatedJCF Launches 24-Hour Counselling Service RelatedJCF Launches 24-Hour Counselling Service RelatedJCF Launches 24-Hour Counselling Servicecenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) on (June 6) launched its telephone helpline service, which will provide 24-hour counselling for members of the JCF and their families, in addition to information on health-related issues.The helpline, which goes into service on Monday (June 11), will be served by specially trained counselors, who will provide advice on a variety of personal and professional issues and if necessary, refer clients to appropriate agencies to access further help.Already, 17 counsellors have been trained for the programme, informed Consultant Psychologist with the JCF, Dr. George Leveridge at the launching ceremony held at the Police Officers’ Club in Kingston.He informed that training of the counsellors began in January and ended last month, and among the areas covered were: providing counselling for persons being tested for HIV; psychological principles; domestic violence; emotional management; stress management; and crisis intervention.According to Dr. Leveridge, the creation of this helpline forms part of an effort by the JCF Medical Services Branch to fulfill its mandate of developing and providing a range of services that will effectively meet the mental and physical needs of police personnel, their families and the civilian staff of the constabulary.Minister of National Security, Dr. Peter Phillips, in his remarks, said that the helpline “represents a further stage in the development of the JCF and is certainly a part of the overall modernization programme an effort that is underway.” The service, he noted, will contribute to the creation of “an organization with heart,” one that pays specific attention to the human needs of the men and women it employs.For his part, Commissioner of Police, Lucius Thomas noted that the police faced various professional and personal challenges, and expressed satisfaction that yet another welfare issue concerning the JCF is being addressed through the implementation of the counselling service.“This helpline is another step in the direction of promoting healthy lifestyles within the JCF. My hope is that all members will avail themselves of the opportunities offered to keep or make themselves healthy. I encourage members and their families to use the new facility. Every healthy policeman means a more progressive, professional police officer and Jamaica in turn will benefit,” he stated.Rae Barrett of the National Health Fund (NHF), one of the sponsors of the helpline, said that the service is another milestone in the development of mental health care in Jamaica, noting that research shows that 18 per cent of the country’s adult population suffers from depression.According to Mr. Barrett, the helpline is “an excellent medium of communication for members of the force and their families because it offers the necessary privacy and confidentiality for persons, who need to access such support.”“We see this service as providing valuable support for this special group of persons, who are in need of emotional and social support. Policing is one of the most stressful and life-endangering occupations, as a result of this, policemen and women and their families are often affected by depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress,” he added.The NHF, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Northern Caribbean University are the other sponsors of the programme. JCF members and their families will be able to access the facility by dialing 1-888-2-438- 4357 (GET-HELP). JCF Launches 24-Hour Counselling Service UncategorizedJune 7, 2007last_img read more


Audi’s forthcoming electric range will be built on the backs of these four platforms

Posted On Jun 15 2021 by

first_imgThe PPE platform is fully scalable — it supports different wheelbases, track widths and ride heights so it will be used for SUV, sedan, coupe and wagon derivatives. Again, it uses the 800-volt electrical system.The PPE’s dimensions and overhangs are shorter than those of the current gas engine models. The real plus is that as electric cars do not need a central tunnel to accommodate the rear driveshaft and exhaust system, there’s significantly more interior space. Other features include active torque vectoring when there are two electric motors aboard, air suspension and available four-wheel steering. 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While the secret concept shown at the mobility workshop was a pure design exercise, if the production model picks up the key styling cues, the future looks seductively attractive. Audi See More Videos ‹ Previous Next › The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever RELATED TAGSAudiLuxuryElectric CarsLuxury CarsElectric VehiclesLuxury VehiclesNew Vehicles Trending in Canada Trending Videos 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” Audi is on a power surge that will see 30 new electrified rides launched by 2025. Ten will be plug-in hybrids like the upcoming Q5, A7 and A8 vehicles. The other 20 new products will be pure electric. This side of the future portfolio is based on four new platforms that will underpin everything from the outrageous e-tron GT to future SUVs like the Q4 e-tron, as well as new sedans, coupes and wagons.The first of the core platforms already sits beneath the Audi e-tron. The modular longitudinal platform or “MLB evo” will also sit under the e-tron Sportback that’s set to be shown at this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show in November. The 95-kilowatt/hour lithium-ion battery gives the current e-tron a range of 400 kilometers.Moving ahead, the platform will be used for future SUVs and sedans with different outputs and battery capacities — there will be two different battery sizes and electric motor outputs offered when the e-tron Sportback lands. We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 MLB evo (e-tron), J1-Performance Plattform (e-tron GT concept), MEB (Q4 e-tron concept), PPE (Designmodell Sportback-Layout).  Audi The third platform is the modular electrification toolkit, or “MEB” platform that underpins the upcoming Q4 e-tron. This platform, which comes from VW, represents the future of all Audi compact and mid-size pure electric models. It’s a scalable architecture that supports SUV, sedan, coupe and wagon body styles. It will arrive with a rear electric motor, but allows for the addition of a second electric motor at the front. This gives it a quattro extension. As with the J1 platform, it’s designed to accommodate different electric motors and lithium-ion battery packs.As used in the Q4 e-tron, the MEB platform delivers the exterior dimensions of a Q3, but it has the interior space of a Q5. It will have 301 hp. There was no mention of battery size.The Premium Platform Electric or “PPE” is another joint Audi-Porsche venture and it will be used for future luxury cars arriving in 2020 and beyond. It is a rear-drive platform, but has the ability to accommodate a front electric motor, which, again, gives it quattro all-wheel-drive. It’s a curious decision given Audi’s current crop of high-end sedans and SUVs arrive with standard quattro.Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2The Audi e-tron GT Concept RELATED How It Works: Modular Vehicle Platformstt/auto-news/news/audi-kills-off-tt-in-the-name-of-expanding-ev-lineup-the-r8-may-go-next”>Audi kills off TT in the name of expanding EV lineup—the R8 may go nextThe second J1 platform is a joint venture between Audi and Porsche. It was designed specifically for high-performance cars. Currently, it underpins the Porsche Taycan and will sit beneath the e-tron GT when it arrives.The concept car, shown at last year’s LA Auto Show, clearly points to the production version — add door handles and remove the illuminated e-tron badge on the front splitter and you have the production-ready version. It has two electric motors with a combined output of 582 hp and 612 pound-feet of torque from rev one.The instant-on performance delivers a run to 100 kilometres an hour of 3.5 seconds. It also has a battery capacity of “more than 90 kW/h.” In a different move, the e-tron GT has two cutouts in the battery to make room for the rear seat rider’s feet. The e-tron GT also uses a new 800-volt system. This allows the charging times to be much faster than with a system with a lower voltage rating — think Ohm’s law. This high-voltage system is going play a big roll in Audi’s future.Moving forward, derivatives with different electric motor outputs and battery modules with allow the future lineup to expand quickly. 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