Ocado confident of closing first deal with international retailer

Posted On Jul 13 2021 by

first_img whatsapp Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ Share Tuesday 30 June 2015 8:30 pm More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgWhite House Again Downplays Fourth Possible Coronvirus Checkvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgInstitutional Investors Turn To Options to Bet Against AMCvaluewalk.com whatsapp OCADO said yesterday it was confident of signing its first deal with an international retailer this year, after delivering better-than-expected first half sales. The online grocer’s shares rose more than 15 per cent in June on hopes that it would announce a deal alongside its results.They fell in early morning trading as a deal evaded hopeful investors, before closing flat at 430.30p.Chief executive Tim Steiner said it is in talks with several retailers and some “at a very detailed level”.Despite intense price competition in the UK’s supermarket sector, Ocado enjoyed a 15.7 per cent rise in gross retail sales to £511.9m in the 24 weeks ended 17 May.Core earnings rose 11.4 per cent to £38.2m – ahead of forecasts. Express KCS Ocado confident of closing first deal with international retailer last_img read more


News / Investment in air cargo at Heathrow vital if UK shippers are to remain competitive

Posted On Jul 4 2021 by

first_imgBy Alex Lennane 20/03/2014 High-end manufacturing and retail companies in the UK risk losing their competitiveness without additional investment into London Heathrow Airport, according to new research by the Freight Transport Association (FTA).A report, released today, outlines the significance of air freight to the UK economy – showing that it accounts for 40% of UK imports and exports by value – and reveals that Heathrow (LHR) is critical to its supply chains, in particular to companies making high-value goods.“Around 39,000 freight jobs have been created in the UK as a result of the air cargo industry, and most of those are clustered in the Heathrow area,” said Chris Welsh, FTA director for global and European policy.“Science parks and high-end engineering also tends to be based in places like west London and Cambridge to take advantage of connectivity through Heathrow. You start to lose competitiveness as LHR becomes eroded, and high-end manufacturing becomes more vulnerable vis-vis competitors in countries like Germany, France and the Netherlands, where they have invested in airport infrastructure.” As the UK airports debate grows louder following the government’s decision to launch an Airports Commission to study where investment in aviation infrastructure should be made, the FTA has backed an option to boost services at Heathrow, the UK’s only hub airport.“UK supply chains are dependent on robust systems. Industry is keen to use regional airports, but what came out strongly when talking to our members was that they are heavily dependent on Heathrow,” added Mr Welsh.“The high level of connectivity is greatly valued. But LHR is at 98% capacity, and the lack of resilience in the system is becoming evident in terms of flight delays, and freight in particular can miss out.“The problem is going to get worse unless there is investment.”The issues covered by the report, entitled Sky-high value – the importance of air freight to the UK economy, will be debated at the forthcoming Multimodal 2014 event in Birmingham, which for the first time will host an air freight pavilion, as the UK’s air cargo industry starts to form a more cohesive body, in line with other countries.The Airports Commission, headed by Sir Howard Davies, has published three shortlisted options: adding a third runway at Heathrow; lengthening an existing runway at Heathrow; and adding a new runway at Gatwick. It is also examining a plan to build a new airport on an island on the east coast – although there is some suspicion that this is included for political, rather than practical reasons.While the FTA said it “broadly” backed the initial findings of the Commission, Mr Welsh added that it did have some concerns.“One thing that is slightly worrying is that the Commission didn’t really fully understand the hub concept. We got the feeling it didn’t think a hub was so important, and failed to understand that hub airports attract a wide range of services, including transhipment, which can build critical mass at an airport.”He added that air cargo tended to be overlooked in favour of passenger travel – an accusation which could also be levelled at Heathrow itself. The airport rarely mentions freight in its communications, fails to answer questions on cargo operations at the airport and is believed to have just one part-time cargo manager. The airport’s “horseshoe” cargo area, which saw 1.4m tonnes of freight in 2012, according to the latest published figures, is notorious for its creaking infrastructure and dangerous layout.“There does seem to be a growing recognition at LHR that it needs to promote the benefits of air freight to the economy,” said Mr Welsh. “The industry is predominantly backing Heathrow as it is a very important freight airport, and a natural asset, and LHR is understanding that better. The industry does not want to jeopardise Heathrow, as UK PLC will be the main loser if that happens.”The UK air freight debate will be held at Multimodal at the NEC, Birmingham, on April 30, following a presentation by HRH Princess Anne on Transaid and humanitarian logistics. But it’s not just royalty attending – DP World has invited former football star Kevin Keegan to the event, which is free to attend. What more could you want?last_img read more


News / 2M drops eight port calls, adds six ULCVs and returns to slow-steaming in network revamp

Posted On Jul 4 2021 by

first_imgBy Mike Wackett 19/12/2018 The 2M alliance is to phase in six more ultra large container vessels (ULCVs) into its 10 Asia-Europe service strings from next March in an endeavour to improve schedule reliability, which it said had been blighted by bad weather and terminal congestion.However, the weekly capacity offering will be unchanged due to the implementation of further super slow steaming on the tradelane.2M partner MSC was especially critical of the part that container terminal hubs have played in the industry’s deteriorating schedule reliability.“We can only assume that container terminal congestion at the main ports of the trade will continue to worsen, leading us to anticipate and incorporate longer time buffers in the schedule, in terms of port stays and speed at sea,” said MSC.Indeed, at the beleaguered UK port of Felixstowe, which is still suffering disruption following a terminal operating system upgrade in the summer, The Loadstar has learnt that shipworking is still only achieving around 15 moves per hour – well below the levels before the software update.However, one terminal operator source The Loadstar spoke to today turned the blame on carriers for their “cavalier attitude” to scheduling.“We welcome the 2M’s decision to allow more buffer time in their schedules,” he said, “hopefully they will now be able to make their berthing windows and that will certainly make our job a lot easier.”Not only is the 2M adding six more ships to the network, but it is also dropping eight port calls which it said would be achieved with “minimal impact to product offerings” by suspending duplicate calls and offering “competitive” transhipment.Maersk Line conceded that the improvement in schedule integrity came at the cost of “slightly prolonged” transit times.“To meet our customer’s increasing need for reliable cargo delivery, we have reviewed our service network and identified additional time to recover from the potential delays we continue to face from bad weather and other external factors,” said Johan Sigsgaard, head of Europe trade at Maersk.No details of the extended transit times of the rejigged network were published by either Maersk or MSC, and they said the itineraries remained “subject to further updates”.Notwithstanding the reliability issues, the 2M’s strategy achieves two additional goals – deploying surplus tonnage and preparing for the advent of IMO 2020, when in particular Maersk’ ships will be required to consume the more expensive low-sulphur fuel and possibly prompting even slower steaming to conserve bunkers.The 2M reactivated its AE2/Swan loop earlier this month after it had been suspended at the end of September.Meanwhile, Alphaliner’s analysis of the revamped THE Alliance network said that its new combined FE1/PS1 Asia-North Europe-US West Coast pendulum service is expected to remain the only alliance loop on the Asia-North Europe route deploying tonnage of 10,000 teu and below.The consultant also noted that THE Alliance’s revised PN2 transpacific service will offer the first direct North Vietnam-US connection.Depending on the development of the US/China trade war, and the possibility of shippers looking to redesign supply chains, the direct connection could give THE Alliance carriers a marketing advantage.last_img read more


Public consultation on future of Student Grant Scheme underway

Posted On Jun 20 2021 by

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleDaniel and Majella O’Donnell to headline virtual St Patrick’s Day concert in Laois parishNext articleCoronavirus: 10 further deaths and 646 new cases as Laois rate continues to fall 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. Facebook By Alan Hartnett – 12th March 2021 Facebook TAGSFiona O’Loughlin Electric Picnic Pinterest Mary Sweeney elected Cathaoirleach of Portlaoise Municipal District for next 12 months Pinterest WhatsApp Electric Picnic apply to Laois County Council for new date for this year’s festival center_img These include examining the value of the maintenance grants and income thresholds, the availability of grants for part-time students, adjacent and non-adjacent rates, supports for postgraduates and how Ireland compares against other jurisdictions.The existing SUSI Scheme has been established since 2012 and every year, it helps over 70,000 students access third level education annually.However, according to Senator O’Loughlin, the current system needs to be reviewed to determine if it reflects the realities of the current student experience.She said: “It is essential that everyone’s voice is heard in this process which will inform the future direction of this scheme and helps access to third level.“Everybody will have an opportunity to make a submission.“I would encourage everybody who has an interest in the future direction of the SUSI scheme to take the time to participate in this consultation process and make their views known.”The consultation will run until April 16 and is available here.SEE ALSO – Daniel and Majella O’Donnell to headline virtual St Patrick’s Day concert in Laois parish WhatsApp Home News Community Public consultation on future of Student Grant Scheme underway NewsCommunity Twitter Public consultation on future of Student Grant Scheme underway Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Council Twitter Electric Picnic A public consultation on the review of the Student Grant Scheme (SUSI) is underway.Local Senator Fiona O’Loughlin, as Chair of the Oireachtas committee on Education, sought for this review which was committed to under the current Programme for Government and announced as part of Budget 2021.The Rathangan native says the review’s terms of reference are wide-ranging.last_img read more


Verschuren named new head of Venture Capital Expert Panel

Posted On Jun 18 2021 by

first_imgIE Staff She was previously president of The Home Depot Canada and Asia and president and co-owner of Michaels of Canada. The panel in was established in May 2013 in order to advance key elements of the government’s Venture Capital Action Plan (VCAP). Over the past eight months the panel has been providing advice and recommendations on elements of the VCAP, including the selection of four high-performing funds to receive an aggregate investment of $50 million from the federal government and the ongoing evaluation of proposals received under the Canada Accelerator and Incubator Program, led by the National Research Council of Canada’s Industrial Research Assistance Program. “It is a pleasure to announce the appointment of Annette Verschuren as the chair of the Venture Capital Expert Panel. With her extensive professional and public experience, Ms. Verschuren has the depth of understanding to help our government make the decisions necessary to improve financing for Canada’s venture capital sector,” said Flaherty. Keywords Appointments,  Venture capital PenderFund names new SVP for investments Related news Finance Minister Jim Flaherty Monday announced the appointment of Annette Verschuren as the new chairwoman of the Venture Capital Expert Panel. Verschuren has been a member of the Venture Capital Expert Panel since May 2013. She has extensive experience in the business community and the venture capital sector as chairwoman and CEO of NRStor Inc., a company focused on accelerating the commercialization of energy storage technologies through the planning and development of energy storage projects. center_img Share this article and your comments with peers on social media CETFA elects new board leader TD getting new head of private wealth, financial planning Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more


Impact of ECB negative rate cut ‘limited’: Moody’s

Posted On Jun 18 2021 by

first_img Analysts at the major credit rating agencies suggest that what the bank said with these moves may prove more important than what it did. In a new report, Moody’s Investors Service says that “the economic and credit impact of yesterday’s policy announcement is likely to be minimal”; however, it does see an important message to the markets in its actions. Indeed, Moody’s says that while the measures announced yesterday “are unlikely to significantly alter the economic or financial outlook for the euro area … their broader significance is that the ECB has demonstrated its commitment to providing different forms of further monetary stimulus, should they be required.” Fitch Ratings echoes this view, saying that it doesn’t expect that the ECB’s moves will do much to lift inflation, or to improve the flow of credit, but that it does reinforce the belief that “eurozone authorities and policymakers are alive to the continuing risks to the bloc’s long-term recovery and adjustment.” “The breadth of the ECB’s announcement is notable,” Fitch says. “It includes rate cuts including a move to negative deposit rates, measures to provide banks with cheap funding, and further work on potential asset-backed securities purchases. This may be more effective than announcing measures in isolation.” “It is through their signalling effect that these measures are likely to have the greatest impact,” notes Marie Diron, senior vice president in Moody’s credit policy unit. The latest efforts of the European Central Bank (ECB) to kickstart economic growth and stave off deflation aren’t expected to have a huge impact by themselves, more important is the signal policymakers are sending. The ECB cut its various lending rates on June 5, as expected, even taking one of its key rates into negative territory. Additionally, the bank announced a couple of other unexpected policy measures aimed at encouraging credit growth and boosting inflation; and, it suggested that outright asset purchases may follow. Fed warns U.S. financial system remains vulnerable Keywords Interest rates,  Europe Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Related newscenter_img James Langton Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Rising interest rates could dampen stimulus impact: PBO BoE predicts best economic year for the U.K. since 1941last_img read more


We all play a part in road safety

Posted On Jun 16 2021 by

first_imgWe all play a part in road safety About 1,200 Australians die on our roads every year and 44,000 are seriously injured, costing the economy an estimated $30 billion.The human cost – in deaths, serious injuries and lasting disabilities – is immeasurable.You may have thought that if we all just avoided the ‘fatal five’ top risks when getting behind the wheel, a safe drive for all could be guaranteed. If we all just avoided speeding, not wearing seat belts, alcohol and drugs, distraction and fatigue then we could solve the problem of road trauma.But humans are not perfect, and we will continue to make mistakes. That’s why it’s important to think about the big picture when it comes road safety, taking into account not just individual decisions, but the system as a whole.Safe system: roads, cars and peopleThe ‘safe system’ approach moves beyond blaming the individual road user for making a mistake to a shared responsibility among all those designing and using the transport system. We need to manage the system in such a way that when crashes happen, they do not lead to death or serious injury.Safer roadsOne way to do this is to build safer roads. This is not simply about building new roads, or identifying particular ‘black spots’, but about making sure that all road improvements are engineered to high standards, with safety considerations built in from the start.Infrastructure programs dedicated to road safety will also help lift the standard of our road network. The AAA has called on the Australian Government to provide financial incentives to state and territory governments that appropriately deliver and report on agreed road safety actions.For example, the recent federal Budget includes a new $2 billion Road Safety Program estimated to deliver 3,000 kilometres of life-saving road improvements. These small-scale projects will include upgrades such as wire rope safety barriers that can reduce crashes caused by vehicles running off the road or swerving into the wrong lane. They could also involve rumble strips to alert drivers and riders that they are moving out of their lane, reflective signage, new shoulder sealing, and median treatments to prevent head-on collisions.Safer carsAnother way to improve safety is to reduce the age of vehicles on our roads. Newer cars are safer cars and older cars are disproportionately involved in fatal crashes. It’s been estimated that one third of the reduction in Australia’s road toll can be put down just to the use of safer vehicles. So efforts to reduce the average age of the vehicle fleet in Australia are also important in reducing road trauma.The 2020 ABS Motor Vehicle Census shows that the average age of passenger cars in Australia -currently at 10.1 years – has been rising over the last five years. This is a worrying trend and the AAA has recommended the Government set targets for reducing the age of the fleet and create initiatives to meet them.Initiatives such as the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) have an important role in improving the safety standards of vehicles sold in Australia. ANCAP awards a star rating to indicate the level of safety a vehicle provides for occupants and pedestrians in the event of a crash, as well as the performance of driver assistance systems and collision avoidance technology.Safer peopleIt’s the responsibility of road users to comply with the law and avoid the fatal five. However, many others, such as road authorities, police forces, politicians, vehicle manufacturers and freight companies all contribute to a safe transport system.The overarching goal of the safe system is ‘vision zero’ – even when crashes do happen, they should not lead to death or serious injury. Australia has a stated aim of meeting this target by 2050.Ultimately road safety is not just a transport problem. It’s also about the attitudes and culture of individuals, families, communities, workplaces and organisations. We can all be champions for safety in these various settings and influence those around us to do the right thing.Road safety is everyone’s responsibility. (function() { var qs,js,q,s,d=document, gi=d.getElementById, ce=d.createElement, gt=d.getElementsByTagName, id=”typef_orm”, b=”https://embed.typeform.com/”; if(!gi.call(d,id)) { js=ce.call(d,”script”); js.id=id; js.src=b+”embed.js”; q=gt.call(d,”script”)[0]; q.parentNode.insertBefore(js,q) } })() /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:AAA, ABS, Alcohol, Australia, Australian, Australian Automobile Association, Australian Government, building, collision, Economy, fatal crash, Government, infrastructure, running, speeding, technology, vehiclelast_img read more


Save up to $7,000 on these three luxury wagons

Posted On Jun 15 2021 by

first_img We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. 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 Car Review: 2016 BMW 328i xDrive Touring Move rearward and the 3 Series Touring has enough room for three adults and generous cargo capacity. It rates 495 litres with the 40/20/40 split/folding rear seat upright and 1,500L with it flat. Where it trips up is option costs – blind spot monitoring, front and rear parking sensors, and a heated steering wheel are bundled up in the extensive-but-expensive M Sport Edition package, at $3,700.The 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder under the hood produces 248 horsepower and 258 lb.-ft. of torque at 1,450 rpm. While the engine is smooth in operation, it does tend to get a little course sounding when worked at the top end of the rev range. Power flows to all four wheels through an eight-speed automatic; it’s a slick-shifting affair that makes the best of the engine’s power. BMW’s xDrive does a good job of getting the power down, even on a snow-covered road — it is both fast and it reacts to shifting grip levels in a seamless manner. The combination brings a 6.2 second run from zero to 100 km/h and an average fuel consumption rating of 8.9 L/100 kilometres.The 3 Series Touring brings a rewarding balance between ride comfort and handling. The ride is supple on the highway, yet the suspension hunkers down and delivers first class corner carving capabilities with better-than-average feedback from the steering. Few wagons can match the Touring’s overall driving dynamics, especially with the M Performance package is along for the ride ($1,700).The BMW 330i xDrive Touring has a pre-tax sticker of $49,480, after a combined Unhaggle discount of $2,000.RELATED Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price: $43,650 Volvo Canada Incentive*: $6,000Unhaggle Savings: $1,000 Total Savings: $7,000 Mandatory Fees (Freight, Govt. Fees): $2,155 Total Before Tax: $38,805 – click here for exclusive local pricingNo other manufacturer has stuck to the station wagon format more fervently than Volvo — while the 1927 PV4 was called a “four-door saloon,” it was all wagon. Fast forward through the 145s and 760s, and you reach today — the V60. The look is sleek and it has a well-conceived cabin, with good materials and lots of standard equipment — from Volvo’s Sensus Connect with a seven-inch display (compared to the new system, this version is dated) to a power moonroof and two of the most comfortable front seats in the business.The V60’s back seat has room for two adults and the largest cargo bay, with 692 litres with the rear seat up and 1,664 litres folded flat. While the featured V60 comes with City Safety Low Speed collision avoidance system, to get blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert and front/rear-park assist, that requires the $1,000 BLIS package — consider it mandatory.The V60 is powered by a 2.0L turbo-four that twists out 240 horsepower and 258 lb.-ft. of torque at 1,500 rpm. There is a very minor bout of turbo lag off the line, but once rolling, the V60 pulls strongly. The engine works with an eight-speed automatic transmission and a solid all-wheel-drive system — it drives the front wheels until slip is detected, at which point up to 50 per cent of the power flows rearward. The combination produces a combined average fuel economy of 9.7 L/100 kilometres and a zero-to-100 km/h run in 6.3 seconds.The V60 has a comfortable yet nimble feel to its drive, which means it’s equally happy on the highway as it is whipping through a series of switchbacks. There’s minimal body roll and the steering is nicely weighted with a predictable feel and good feedback. It may not be as overtly sporty as the 3 Series, but it can more than hold its own when the tone of the drive is amped up.The Volvo V60 T5 Drive-E arrives with a massive combined Unhaggle discount of $7,000, which drops the sticker to $38,805.Compare the BMW 3 Series Touring, Mercedes-Benz C-Class Wagon and Volvo V60 side-by-side hereTransport Canada lists one recall for the C-Class. Recall no. 2017490 states “on certain vehicles, electrostatic discharge, when combined with a broken clock spring and insufficient grounding of the steering components, could lead to an inadvertent deployment of the driver’s frontal airbag.” Dealers will add sufficient grounding to the steering components, though it should be noted that a broken clock spring would result in the driver airbag warning lamp illuminating. There are no recalls listed for the 3 Series or V60.The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) awards the 3 Series a Top Safety Pick with Good ratings in all crash tests, an Advanced score for forward collision prevention and an Acceptable rating for headlight performance. The V60 has identical ratings, including the Acceptable for headlight performance. The C-Class has Good ratings for crash test performance, a Superior rating for forward collision prevention, but a Poor score for headlight performance.The projected resale value of these all-wheel-drive wagons in 2023, after being driven an average of 20,000 kilometres per year, is $15,880 for the BMW, $13,230 for the Mercedes and $12,830 for the Volvo. 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” ‹ Previous Next › Car Review: 2018 Mercedes-Benz C300 4Matic Wagon2018 Mercedes-Benz C300 4Matic WagonCreated with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Mercedes-Benz C300 4Matic WagonMercedes-Benz C-Class Estate (S 205) 2014: C 250 BlueTEC 4MATIC, AMG sports package advertisement RELATED TAGS3 SeriesBMWC-ClassMercedes-BenzV60VolvoNew Car DealsNew Car DealsNew Vehicles The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever These three station wagons counter the crossover craze very effectively, and all offer very compelling reasons to purchase. The three are stylish, and the sporty overtones go hand-in-hand with the flexible utility — there’s not a crossover that can match any of these wagons when it comes to driving dynamics. Given the enormous discount being offered on the Volvo V60 T5 AWD, it is the hot Unhaggle deal this week. Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price: $46,000 Mercedes-Benz Canada Incentive*: $500Unhaggle Savings: $1,000 Total Savings: $1,500 Mandatory Fees (Freight, Govt. Fees): $2,810 Total Before Tax: $47,310 – click here for exclusive local pricingThe Mercedes-Benz C300 4Matic wagon has strong styling, peppy performance and the amenities expected of an entry-level luxury wagon. It is also unique to Canada at this point — only the E-Class wagon is available to the south. The cabin is classy with nice materials, lots of comfort and the required level of equipment — rain-sensing wipers, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated and power-adjustable front seats with memory settings, along with Mercedes’ COMAND infotainment system and its console-mounted controller. The disappointment is the Artico “leather” — it’s vinyl and not up to the rest of the cabin.Blind-spot monitoring, collision prevention assist and attention assist, which looks for the signs of a drowsy driver, is standard fare. Space-wise, the Benz wagon has decent rear seat room and 490 litres  of cargo space with the 40/20/40 split/folding rear seats up, and 1,510 when folded flat.The C300 is powered by a 2.0L turbo-four that brings 241 horsepower and 273 lb.-ft. of torque at 1,300 rpm. The early entry of peak torque dispenses with turbo lag, giving the wagon good punch off the line and on through the mid-range. The power reaches the road through Mercedes’ 4Matic all-wheel-drive system and a slick nine-speed automatic transmission. The combination sees the C 300 wagon waft its riders from zero to 100 km/h in 6.1 seconds, while fuel economy is rated at 9.5 L/100 kilometres.Mercedes’ C300 compact wagon is an engaging drive, with a comfortable highway ride and strong handling characteristics when the road begins to twist. There’s minimal body roll, and the steering is responsive and well weighted. As a result, the wagon delivers plenty of feedback when pressed through a series of twists and turns.The Mercedes-Benz C300 4Matic Wagon arrives with combined savings of $1,500 and a price of $47,310.2018 Volvo V60 T5 Drive-ECreated with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Volvo V60 See More Videos Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price: $48,600 BMW Canada Incentive*: $1,000Unhaggle Savings: $1,000 Total Savings: $2,000 Mandatory Fees (Freight, Govt. Fees): $2,880 Total Before Tax: $49,480 – click here for exclusive local pricingThe BMW 330i xDrive Touring remains one of the strongest contenders in the sport wagon segment — slip behind the wheel and this is reinforced by the material quality and control precision. It also arrives with the right equipment, although Apple CarPlay is optional. The other nit is the base Touring comes with leatherette upholstery — no cows were sacrificed here! Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 This week’s Unhaggle deals feature a trio of wagons from BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo. On the last three Fridays of every month, Graeme Fletcher combines manufacturers’ incentives from Unhaggle.com with resale value, dependability and overall ratings to find you the best deal for your money in new cars. This week, we look at all-wheel-drive station wagons – the hot deals are on the 2018 BMW 330i xDrive Touring, Mercedes-Benz C 300 4Matic and Volvo V60 T5 AWD.2018 BMW 330i xDrive TouringCreated with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 BMW 330i xDrive Touring Trending in Canada Handout / Mercedes-Benz Trending Videos COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTSlast_img read more


Hank Brown’s CU-Boulder Class Heads to Washington to Study Art in U.S. Capitol Building

Posted On Jun 14 2021 by

first_imgCategories:AcademicsCampus Community Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail University of Colorado President Emeritus Hank Brown will lead a CU-Boulder political science class on a trip to the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 11-13.The trip is part of his “Icons of the American Republic” class, which introduces students to the founding period of the United States through the events, concepts and individuals depicted in art exhibited in the U.S. Capitol Building. The 21 CU-Boulder students, along with five students from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, will get an extremely rare opportunity to visit the floors of both the U.S. House and U.S. Senate.This is the third consecutive year Brown has led students on the visit to Washington. The class trip is made possible by financial contributions from external donors.According to Professor Ken Bickers, chair of the CU-Boulder political science department, “This is a remarkable opportunity for our students. They learn about the American experiment in national self-governance in the heart of the government itself from someone who has been an influential participant in that experiment.”Brown has 30 years of public policy experience as a legislator, congressman, U.S. senator and higher education executive. He served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1981 to 1991 and in the U.S. Senate from 1991 to 1997.He retired from the CU-Boulder faculty last year, but continues to teach the Icons of the Republic course through the political science department. He served as president of the University of Colorado from 2005 to 2008. Following his presidency, he was a tenured professor of political science and held the Quigg and Virginia S. Newton Endowed Chair in Leadership at CU-Boulder.center_img Published: Nov. 8, 2010 last_img read more


Afternoon Brief, May 29

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first_img Previous articleCAWG Foundation Awards $30,000 in Student ScholarshipsNext articleNew App Gives GOfermentor Winemakers Access from Anywhere Editor Facebook Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief Advertisement Trending Story:Caymus Winery Owner Chuck Wagner Sues California Over Tasting Room ClosuresNapa veteran calls it unfair that wineries serving food can open tasting rooms while others – including all Napa wineries – cannot…Today’s News:Meet the Entrepreneur Making Tours of Napa Valley Wineries a (Virtual) RealityThere was not a single visitor at Schramsberg Vineyards. It all seemed a shame to Geoffrey Curley. And as it so happened, he was in a position to do something about it…Retailers Expect Wine E-Commerce to Be a New NormalThe COVID-19 crisis appears to have accelerated the shift of U.S. wine consumers to online buying, and several of the nation’s top retailers expect wine buyers to stay online…California Wineries Prepare for Visitors and a New NormalVisitors to California wineries in Napa Valley, Sonoma and beyond can expect new rules if tasting rooms are allowed to reopen, but there will also be fresh experiences to try…East Coast Wineries Planted a Mix of Vines This Spring, From Chardonnay to Petit VerdotExpensive Wine Sales Eclipsed by Hard SeltzerComments Sought on Three Proposed New AVAsMilton-Freewater’s AVA Acclaimed for Its Singular Sense of PlaceBusiness Professor Develops Guidelines for Wineries Returning to BusinessCAWG Foundation Awards $30,000 in Student ScholarshipsFIVS Cancels Its 2021 International Sustainable Winegrowing Competition Due to COVID-19ASEV’s Invasive Pest Webinar Series Starts June 3Wineries and Tasting Rooms Begin Reopening Across the Walla Walla ValleyHow Italian Wine Producers See the FutureRenowned Wine Writer James Halliday Puts His Private Cellar up for AuctionIndustry Events:Which Yeast to Best Express Your Wine Personality?June 2, 2020 – WebinarCiatti Market UpdateJune 3, 2020 – WebinarThe New Normal: Beverage Alcohol in a COVID EnvironmentJune 3, 2020 – WebinarCOVID-19 Harvest Lessons from Down UnderJune 4, 2020 –  WebinarConsumer and Trade Perceptions of Sustainable WineJune 5, 2020 – WebinarMore Wine Industry Events…WineIndustry.Jobs:Tasting Room AssociateSaini Vineyards – Healdsburg, CA, USAFacilities Maintenance SupervisorTrinchero Family Estates – Lodi, CA, USABroker Sought for US MarketsC.G. Di Arie Vineyard & Winery – USAMore Wine Industry Jobs…Feature Your Job Listing in the Afternoon BriefTop Stories of the Week:Iconic Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Crowned Best Wine in the World in Vivino’s 2020 Wine Style AwardsConstellation Brands and E. & J. Gallo Further Revise Wine and Spirits Agreement in Connection with Federal Trade Commission Review ProcessPremium Wine Falls Victim to CoronavirusInterview with John Hinman: Pending ABC Emergency Order Puts Alcohol License Holders at RiskSonoma County Supervisors Revisit Guidelines for Wineries in Tourist Hotspots Amid PandemicWine Sales Defy Doom and GloomAcross California, Wineries Are Reopening… Sort OfThe Future of Virtual Wine TourismIngredient Labeling: A Winemaker Strikes BackThe Convoluted Logic Behind California’s Winery Tasting Room Reopening PlanOff-Premise Wines Sales Remain Strong, but Consumers Are Spending Less on AlcoholNapa Valley Shouldn’t Expect Tourism to Substantially Bounce Back Until 2021Time for US Wine to Follow the EUBiochar: The Vineyard’s Next Big ThingHow Producers Are Rethinking Rosé in 2020 Twitter Share Linkedincenter_img TAGSAmerican Society for Enology & ViticultureCalifornia Association of Winegrape GrowersCaymus WIneryConstellation BrandsDeerfoot Vineyards & WineryFIVSLa CremanielsenSchramsberg VineyardsVivinoWalla Walla Valley Wine AllianceWhite Claw Subscribe to the Afternoon BriefAdvertisement Home Afternoon Brief Afternoon Brief, May 29Afternoon BriefAfternoon Brief, May 29By Editor – May 29, 2020 512 0 Pinterest Email ReddItlast_img read more