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Wincanton drops interest in offer for Eddie Stobart

first_imgMonday 25 November 2019 4:24 pm Chairman Martin Read said in a statement: “Wincanton will continue to explore acquisition opportunities to complement its organic growth but we owe it to our shareholders and other stakeholders not to take disproportionate risks.” whatsapp DBAY Advisors Limited, a shareholder in Eddie Stobart, proposed to buy a controlling stake in the firm several weeks ago. More From Our Partners Connecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com Share Earlier this month the firm said it was continuing to eye a merger with Eddie Stobart, but a rival £55m bid has arrived since Wincanton revealed its interest in October. Its logistics competitor suspended shares in August and Wincanton originally said that any offer would be contingent on Eddie Stobart’s auditor finalising a review of accounts. Wincanton drops interest in offer for Eddie Stobart Read more: Wincanton raises dividend as it mulls Stobart bid whatsapp Sebastian McCarthy Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyUndoNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyUndozenherald.comDolly Finally Took Off Her Wig, Fans Gaspedzenherald.comUndoMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryUndoPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryUndobonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comUndoNinjaJournalistMichael Jordan’s Divorce Settlement Has Finally Been Revealed.NinjaJournalistUndoYourDailyLamaHe Used To Be Handsome In 80s Now It’s Hard To Look At HimYourDailyLamaUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndo Wincanton has abandoned plans to make a possible offer for its peer Eddie Stobart Logistics.last_img read more

Warren’s billionaire’s wealth tax plan would rake in ‘$78bn from100 people’

first_img Show Comments ▼ Elizabeth Warren’s proposed billionaire’s wealth tax would rake in ‘$78bn from just 100 people’ Jeff Bezos would be stung for billions more in taxes under Elizabeth Warren’s plan Also Read: Elizabeth Warren’s proposed billionaire’s wealth tax would rake in ‘$78bn from just 100 people’ If the bill became law – and that’s a big ‘if’ – Bloomberg has calculated: It has been dubbed the Ultra-Millionaire Tax Act and was introduced by Warren alongside Representative Pramila Jayapal. It has been estimated to create an annual tax of two per cent on the net worth of households and trusts between $50m and $1 bn and a tax of three percent on net worth above $1 bn. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBrake For ItSay Goodbye: These Cars Will Be Discontinued In 2021Brake For ItExplored Planet30 Things Not To Do While Traveling InternationallyExplored PlanetMoneyWise.comMechanics Say You Should Avoid These Cars In 2021  MoneyWise.comFactableAluminum Foil Uses You’ll Want to KnowFactableLivestlyPlugs Have These Two Holes At The End, Here’s WhyLivestlyThe Legacy ReportMan Who Predicted 2020 Crash 45 Days Early Issues Next Major WarningThe Legacy ReportFungus EliminatorIf You Have Toenail Fungus Try This TonightFungus EliminatorDaily Funny40 Brilliant Life Hacks Nobody Told You AboutDaily FunnyBlood Pressure Solution4 Worst Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure Solution Monday 1 March 2021 7:31 pm Jeff Bezos would be stung for billions more in taxes under Elizabeth Warren’s plan Jeff Bezos would be stung for billions more in taxes under Elizabeth Warren’s plan Also Read: Elizabeth Warren’s proposed billionaire’s wealth tax would rake in ‘$78bn from just 100 people’ The Bloomberg Billionaires Index has revealed that the richest 100 Americans added $598bn to their wealth in 2020. The tax would capture 13 per cent of that increase. The Bill resembles a plan Elizabeth Warren set out during her unsuccessful campaign to seek the Democratic nomination for President. Share Amazon’s Jeff Bezos would pay billions more in US Federal taxes under the proposal. 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.orgSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comA 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.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.com whatsapp Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest person, would face an extra tax charge of at least $5.4bn this year, while Elon Musk would pay $5.2bn. According to analysis by the University of California at Berkeley, 100,000 families and roughly 1,000 billionaires would end up paying the proposed tax. It is estimated that the tax would raise about $3 trillion over a decade. At the same time, Bill Gates would shell out an additional $4bn, while Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg would loose $2.9bn. whatsapp Alexander Green Senator Elizabeth Warren’s proposed wealth tax would sting one hundred of the wealthiest Americans by $78bn, according to Bloomberg. Tags: Joe Biden Taxlast_img read more

Republicans’ surprising Becerra attack: He’s not sympathetic enough to pharma

first_img Republicans’ surprising Becerra attack: He’s not sympathetic enough to pharma Washington Correspondent Lev Facher covers the politics of health and life sciences. Politics Unlock this article — plus daily intelligence on Capitol Hill and the life sciences industry — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED What is it? [email protected] What’s included? By Lev Facher Feb. 23, 2021 Reprints About the Author Reprints HHS secretary nominee Xavier Becerra LEIGH VOGEL/POOL/AFP via Getty Imagescenter_img @levfacher GET STARTED Log In | Learn More STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. WASHINGTON — Republican senators on Tuesday blasted President Biden’s health secretary nominee using an unexpected argument: He’s not sympathetic enough to the pharmaceutical industry.The attack on Xavier Becerra, California’s attorney general, is a surprising twist following years of agitation on Capitol Hill and from the Trump administration over high drug prices. But it also highlights the credibility that pharmaceutical companies may have earned after developing several Covid-19 vaccines in record time, and the challenge Becerra could face in balancing pricing frustrations with the industry’s central role in pandemic response. Lev Facher Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. Tags Congressdrug pricinggovernment agenciesWhite Houselast_img read more

Sanibel wildlife official joins national group to combat turtle trafficking

first_imgSWFL conservation group seeking sightings of rare native snakes March 12, 2021 “Sea turtles and native tortoises, such as the gopher tortoise, are only slightly affected by this current problem,” Lechowicz said.It’s the primarily aquatic and semi-aquatic species that suffer from trafficking the most.Box turtles, diamondback terrapins, and mud turtles are kept as pets and as a good luck charm or symbol of a long-life or prosperity, mainly in Southeast Asia. They are transported in harsh conditions and investors bid on the poached turtles to sell to turtle-breeding farms or resellers to supply the pet market.Locally, SCCF has increased its efforts to conserve and research non-marine turtles on the island by taking on volunteers to assist with the Terrestrial and Freshwater Turtle Research efforts. The TFTR surveys, measures and marks specific species on Sanibel in order to document movement and longevity data.All turtles are protected on Sanibel as written in Section 10-6 (a-e) of the Sanibel Code. Sanibel turtles cannot be taken, captured, kept as pets, or killed for consumption. If you see someone catching turtles that is not clearly marked as one of our volunteers, call the non-emergency phone number for the Sanibel Police Department at 239-472-3111. For questions concerning this issue email [email protected] AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments RELATEDTOPICS Advertisement AdvertisementTags: florida mud turtleSanibel Captiva Conservation Foundationtrafficking AdvertisementThat extinction designation comes after an increase in habitat loss, human consumption, traditional medicine use, and an ever-increasing pet trade demand. A global demand for turtles has placed a heavy strain on turtle populations in the U.S., especially in the Southeast, which is severely affecting Southwest Florida, including Sanibel.Illegal turtle trafficking has increasingly become a problem and many law enforcement agencies are investigating and trying to prevent the activity.Most “turtle-rich” states have been strengthening laws to align with neighboring states to close loopholes.  Two green sea turtles released after recovering from red tide poisoning June 14, 2021 SANIBEL, Fla. — A local habitat management official is joining forces with biologists and law enforcement from the state and federal level to combat the illegal turtle trade. Chris Lechowicz, the wildlife and habitat management director with the Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation, studies amphibians and reptiles. He will be working with the Collaborative to Combat the Illegal Trade in Turtles, which is made up of biologists and law enforcement officials.Lechowicz said that turtles and tortoises were recently declared the most at-risk vertebrate group for extinction.“It’s a critical time for the important work of the Collaborative,” Lechowicz said. AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments Nearly 100 sea turtle nests discovered on Sanibel & Captiva shores May 23, 2021 12-year-old boy donates snow-shoveling money to protect SWFL’s shores April 23, 2021 Advertisementlast_img read more

Mother of three Kolbe pupils speaks out about conditions – ‘It’s devastating sending your child into that every day’

first_img One parent who understands the plight of those involved Kolbe Special School all too well is Louise Dermody.Louise’s three children Ethan, Kyle and Alanna are all non-verbal with intellectual disabilities and all attend Kolbe.Ethan has cerebral palsy, epilepsy and uses a wheelchair. Kyle and Alanna are both autistic.Sitting down with Louise, she reveals her heartbreak about the conditions her children and their teachers face heading into the old building in Summerhill, Portlaoise.“It’s heartbreaking. It’s devastating sending your children in every day, knowing what they’re going into. Our kids are the most vulnerable in Laois and they’re the ones suffering.”Louise describes every parent’s worst fears – worrying that their child is safe.However, Louise and other Kolbe parents are most worried about their children being safe in the one place they should be – school.“It’s a nightmare. Every day you’re sending them in and you don’t know if they’re going to come home sick, you don’t know if they’re getting physio. These children have no voice.“I know the teachers are providing what they can but they’re limited with space and they’re limited with resources,” said Louise.She added: “If that was an animal shelter there would be uproar, but yet because these children are disabled and it’s acceptable?”Louise’s daughter AlannaLouise feels that the lives of children and families with intellectual and physical disabilities have been ignored and brushed over for far too long.“The way I kind of see it is that when you have a special needs child people say, ‘Right, you go over there in the corner and we’ll forget about you’.“Two of mine don’t sleep, so you’re awake all night. Ethan, when he’s upset I’m wondering if he’s going to have a seizure so I don’t sleep.“I don’t leave my house after 5 o’clock because they’ll be no-one there. I couldn’t just get someone in there to babysit because they need to be trained in special needs. It’s 24/7. People don’t see this.”Louise also says that she would love for the public to see the appalling conditions of the school.“If people went into that school they would not believe it – no words can describe how bad it is.“I would love for anyone – anyone – TDs or even just parents of regular kids – to just go in and see the school. Just to see the conditions that our children are in.“The classroom Alanna was in last year had mould all coming down the wall and the heating was broken so they had to keep their jackets on all day. They were spending all their time in the hall with the equipment because the classroom was cold.”In these conditions, illness is inevitable, and for children with lower immune systems in the school, this could mean weeks of sickness.Ethan, who needs regular physio and injections for his cerebral palsy, hasn’t received physio for a year.Due to a lack of space in the school, Louise says that Ethan cannot receive proper physio for his condition.“He’s my main concern because he isn’t mobile. With Kyle and Alanna, the teachers take them outside for a walk or down to the Macra hall for physio – and they shouldn’t have to do that in fairness.“Ethan is in a chair all day – getting out to do the physio was his break from the chair. He’s not getting that now.“None of the therapists will come in because of the lack of space which is completely understandable.“God love the teachers. Kyle goes out so much with the school – he goes swimming and he goes horse riding and it’s to get them out because the facilities in the school are so crap.”More than anything, Louise wants action for Kolbe. “People say ‘yes, yes we’ll do something’, but nothing ever happens. They’re just hidden away.“Like I said – if it was dogs or cats or any other animal, people would say that something needs to be done. But yet they’re not doing anything about children.”Kolbe parents and staff are now looking to put their school to the forefront of issues that need to be changed at the top level.SEE ALSO – Laois GAA community comes together to raise huge sum for Kolbe Special School Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Facebook Pinterest Home News Community Mother of three Kolbe pupils speaks out about conditions – ‘It’s devastating… NewsCommunity Twitter By Siun Lennon – 7th November 2018 WhatsApp TAGSKolbe Special School Previous articleCelebrating one of O’Moores camogie club’s finest stalwartsNext articleFrom Germany but in Ireland for 40 years – meet the Head Chef in Lilly’s Bar Portlaoise Siun Lennonhttp://heresosiun.blogspot.ie/2016/09/the-lekkie-piccie-experience.htmlSiún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics. Council Mother of three Kolbe pupils speaks out about conditions – ‘It’s devastating sending your child into that every day’ Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Community New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Community Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic yearlast_img read more

Expansion of Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance to benefit Laois families

first_imgHome News Expansion of Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance to benefit Laois… News Pinterest By Alan Hartnett – 14th August 2020 Expansion of Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance to benefit Laois families WhatsApp Facebook WhatsApp Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Twitter Electric Picnic Pinterest Facebookcenter_img Previous articleLaois dog in the running to be crowned ‘Nose of Tralee’Next articleGardai arrest driver following another bridge crash in Laois 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. Students aged between 18 and 22 years must be returning to full-time second-level education in a recognised school or college in the autumn of 2020.Councillor Bergin continued: “This year €152.9 million has been made available for the Scheme which compares with estimated expenditure on the scheme last year of €53.7 million.“Any parent or guardian wishing to apply should go immediately to www.mywelfare.ie and check the criteria.“While a large number of payments are being paid automatically with no application form required, if a family received a payment last year and have not already received a notification from the Department of an automated payment, they are advised to make an application now online.“The closing date for receipt of applications for this year’s Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance is 30th September 2020.“Anyone looking for further information in relation to the application process can email the Department at [email protected] or call the dedicated phone lines: 071 9193318 and 0818 11 11 13.”Minister Humphreys added: “This can be an extremely stressful time for families, particularly given what people have been through as a result of the pandemic.“I looked at this in the round and I believe the fairest thing to do is to link the Pandemic Unemployment Payment to the Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance.“I encourage everyone who thinks they may qualify to check the Department’s website.”SEE ALSO – Laois dog in the running to be crowned ‘Nose of Tralee’ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Electric Picnic News Cllr Conor Bergin and Minister HEather Humphries A significant expansion of the Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance will ensure that many more families in Laois can benefit from it ahead of this school year, a Fine Gael Councillor has said.Leas-Cathaoirleach of Laois County Council, Councillor Conor Bergin said: “Minister for Social Protection, Community and Rural Development and the Islands, Heather Humphreys, has confirmed to me that the Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance will be made available again this year and that the amount available has increased threefold.“This significant increase in the fund is to aid families whose income has been affected due to the COVID-19 pandemic and who will find the back to school period expensive.”The Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance is a once-off, means tested payment to assist eligible families with the extra costs when children start school each autumn.The Allowance paid for each eligible child aged 4 – 11 years on or before 30 September 2020 is €150 while an allowance of €275 is paid for each eligible child aged 12 – 22 years on or before 30 September 2020. Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival TAGSBack to School Allowance Twitter Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival datelast_img read more

Why Ignorance Isn’t Bliss

first_img Why Ignorance Isn’t Bliss Facebook Twitter A strategist during the Spring and Autumn Period of China’s Eastern Zhōu Dynasty, Son Ja once pointed out, “As long as you thoroughly review the state of the enemy and your forces and only fight when there is a chance of winning, even if you fight a hundred times you will never be in danger.” Conversely, “The chance of winning the battle is halved when you only know your own military state and not that of the enemy”. Lo, it is exceedingly important to understand the enemy’s circumstances precisely.However, looking back at the history of Korea, it is clear that the importance of identifying the enemy’s state has been ignored for years, something which has led to invasions, ruined lands and enormous human and economic losses. Especially with reference to the Japanese colonial period and the Korean War, Korea was shown to be ignorant of foreign affairs and security. The problem is that it is hard to say with any certainty whether what Korea knows now is all that much greater than what it knew then.In 1590, Chosun dispatched agents to Japan; however, the returning agents had two different reports about the intention of the Japanese to invade. One, Hwang Yoon Gil reported that the Japanese would soon invade; the other, Kim Sung Il, said that he’d detected nothing and that thus there was nothing to worry about.Instead of identifying the truth, the Chosun government leaned towards Kim Sung Il’s report based on ‘wishful thinking’ and ordered that preparations for war be stopped. Worse still, Oh Uk Ryeong was later dismissed from his position for saying that the Japanese invasion would soon come after he had heard from a reliable source that Japan planned to use Korea as a road by which to conquer Ming Dynasty China. As a result, Japan invaded Korea in 1592, people were brutally slaughtered and for seven years the country was racked with war. Approximately 25-30% of the total population is said to have been killed, and some analysts claim that the country’s economy was set back 100 years.What Son Ja taught us is that if you do not know your enemy’s state then it can jeopardize the fate of your entire country and all the people living in it. However, Chosun Dynasty Korea was still neglecting its duty in the early 20th century when it was finally colonized by Japan. The outbreak of the Korean War in 1950 also reaffirmed yet again that Korea plays a good ‘frog in a well’, completely ignorant of the outside world.Six months before the outbreak of war on December 27th, 1949, ROK Army HQ under the leadership of Park Chung Hee, Kim Jong Pil and Lee Young Keun issued a year-end report about the possibility of a North Korean invasion. However, the report was not taken seriously by the government and military leaders. As a result, frontline and many other commanding officers had no grasp or understanding of their mission when North Korea invaded. To make matters worse, just days before war broke out the armed forces withdrew an emergency alert that had been active since June 11th. About 33% of soldiers left for leave on the 24th. When North Korea launched its attack on the 25th, the South Korean army was in a defenseless state and Seoul was occupied in just three days.Before the outbreak of the war, some South Korean military leaders had said, only half jokingly, “Breakfast in Seoul, lunch in Pyongyang and dinner in Shinuiji.”. Shortly after the war broke out, Shin Sung Mo, the then Minister of National Defense, and Chief of Staff Chai Byung Deok reported that “If we were to take aggressive action, we could retake Pyongyang in a week”. These were big words, a distortion of South Korea’s capabilities. This exemplifies the point; if government and military leaders do not know the enemy’s state and their own capacities, then national security is at very high risk.South Korea is relatively better informed about North Korea today; however, it still has very limited information regarding North Korea’s capabilities. Following the March 26th, 2010 sinking of the Cheonan, the South Korean government could not identify the cause for a short while, leading two senior officials to say of a rumored torpedo strike, “That is wild speculation. If so, the recovered ship would look very different.” Despite the fact that the South Korean government had very little information regarding North Korean equipment and ability, on August 14th, 2008, after finding out about Kim Jong Il’s stroke, it said that if any sudden change were to happen in North Korea then the South Korean and U.S. military under the UN would simply occupy North Korea’s major cities, disarm the Chosun People’s Army, offer temporary relief for the North Korean people and bring essential public services.In keeping with the spirit of “breakfast in Seoul, lunch in Pyongyang and dinner in Shinuiji,” they were wholly overestimating the ability of South Korean troops and underestimating the entire North Korean military. South Korea has been making delusional judgments about the North Korean regime infrastructure and the capabilities of its military for years.Other than this constant underestimating of the North Korean regime’s powers of survival and capability to attack, the problem is that South Korea has not yet even grasped North Korea’s power structure at all. For example, many South Korean experts consider North Korea’s National Defense Commission to be the top organ of power. However, North Korea’s five major power organs are the Central Committee and Central Military Committee first, then the National Defense Commission, then the Standing Committee of the Supreme People’s Assembly and lastly the Cabinet. The National Defense Commission holds the highest position among North Korea’s organs of state, but it is subordinate to the Central Committee and Central Military Committee overall.A good example is that Kim Jong Il’s onsite inspections were always conducted as the Supreme Commander rather than as Defense Commission Chairman, and likewise Kim Jong Eun also conducts his tours as Supreme Commander. North Korea emphasizes the Supreme Commander’s sole leadership of the military, but never that of the ‘National Defense Commission Chairman’. Despite that, not merely a majority of South Korean experts but also a majority of those who would actually have to fight North Korea in a war still believe that the National Defense Commission chairman commands the military.There are no less serious problems to be found in South Korean judgments regarding the process of the anachronistic 3rd generation succession. In September, 2010, prior to the 3rd Chosun Workers’ Party Delegates’ Conference, various experts from across the political spectrum thought it ‘false’ and ‘misleading’ to say that Kim Jong Eun would become the successor. Right up until the event itself, experts from at home and abroad were skeptical that North Korea had built the Kim Jong Eun succession system. However, Kim Jong Eun publicly appeared on the political stage, showing himself to be the regime’s no.2.After Kim Jong Il’s death, Kim Jong Eun swiftly established himself as the leader, but some in the international community still asserted that uncle Jang Sung Taek was ruling as a ‘regent’. Rather than determining the roots of the problem through in depth analysis of the succession system, they took to understanding the situation according to vague and prejudiced ideas about Kim Jong Eun’s youth and lack of experience.Evidently, South Korea continually fails to fully understand the Stalinist monarchy to its north. Through my Daily NK columns, I would like to overcome these problems step-by-step, looking beyond them to find the best strategy for North Korea going forward. Analysis & Opinion Pence Cartoon: “KOR-US Karaoke” Is Nuclear Peace with North Korea Possible? Analysis & Opinion RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Analysis & Opinion By Daily NK – 2012.02.21 5:32pm Tracking the “unidentified yellow substance” being dried out near the Yongbyon Nuclear Center Analysis & Opinion AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] SHARElast_img read more

Jamaicans in Atlanta Urged to Support Efforts to Clear Garvey’s Name

first_imgRelatedJamaicans in Atlanta Urged to Support Efforts to Clear Garvey’s Name Jamaicans in Atlanta Urged to Support Efforts to Clear Garvey’s Name UncategorizedNovember 2, 2006 RelatedJamaicans in Atlanta Urged to Support Efforts to Clear Garvey’s Name RelatedJamaicans in Atlanta Urged to Support Efforts to Clear Garvey’s Namecenter_img Advertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Honorary Consul to Atlanta, Vin Martin, has urged Jamaicans in Atlanta to join the Government’s effort in seeking a pardon from the United States government for National Hero, Marcus Garvey.In addressing an exhibition in honour of the country’s heroes on Sunday (Oct. 29) at the Hillside Presbyterian Church Hall in Georgia, Mr. Martin said, “fellow Jamaicans and friends, there is a joint and compelling project to which the government of Jamaica would like to enlist your support and activism. This cause, simply put, is to ensure a pardon from the United States government for Marcus Mosiah Garvey, Jamaica’s first National Hero.”“Garvey’s work”, Mr. Martin said, “here in the United States and elsewhere, as a philosopher, mass-mobilizer for justice, and progenitor of the Pan-African Movement, is recorded in the annals of history.Jamaica, the land of his birth, has elevated him to the lofty status of National Hero. Surely, this is not a life that can be condemned or caricatured as a simple criminal”. He noted that Mr. Garvey had spawned such great American and Pan-African leaders such as Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and Kwame Nkrumah. Mr. Martin urged all Jamaicans to join the worthy cause in the search for truth and justice as the government, along with members of the United States Congress and the Congressional Black Caucus, moved forward for a full pardon for Marcus Garvey.The United States government convicted Mr. Garvey of mail fraud in 1923. Members of his family and of the organisation he founded and led, the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA), have long lobbied for his name to be exonerated and the effort has been joined by members of the United States Congress and the Congressional Black Caucus.In February 2005, Congressman Charles Rangel introduced House Concurrent Resolution 57, calling on the President to grant a posthumous pardon to Marcus Garvey.Prime Minister, Portia Simpson Miller, earlier in the year, instructed Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Minister, Senator Anthony Hylton, to proceed with dialogue between Jamaicans in the Diaspora and Congressman Rangel, “to begin to make some approach to the United States government to have Marcus Garvey’s name cleared once and for all”.Meanwhile, Mr. Martin commended the Atlanta Jamaican Association for organising the event and the Jamaica Information Service for providing the material on the National Heroes.Among those in attendance were Allan Alberga, President of the Atlanta Jamaican Association; Dr. Chris Parker, Vice President of Integrity Children’s Fund; and Rev. Winston Lawson, Pastor of the Hillside Presbyterian Church. The audience was treated to a number of cultural items rendered by the Sugarcane Cultural group.last_img read more

Heart Trust to Train 600,000 by 2008

first_imgRelatedHeart Trust to Train 600,000 by 2008 Advertisements RelatedHeart Trust to Train 600,000 by 2008 RelatedHeart Trust to Train 600,000 by 2008center_img Heart Trust to Train 600,000 by 2008 UncategorizedJune 14, 2007 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The HEART Trust/NTA has trained 295,000 persons as of March 2006 and with an annual enrolment approaching 100,000, the agency will attain its target of certifying 600,000 members of the workforce by the end of 2008.This was disclosed by Minister of Education and Youth, Maxine Henry Wilson, during her contribution to the 2007/08 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on June 12.In the meantime, she informed that the HEART Trust is collaborating with the Ministry to provide work-based training and certification for grades 10 and 11 students to complement the Caribbean Secondary Examination Certificate.“This is to better facilitate over 40,000 secondary school leavers who wish to make the transition from school to work each year,” Mrs. Henry Wilson explained.last_img read more

7,000-plus Smart cars in Canada recalled over fire risk

first_imgPorsche may be working on a smaller, more affordable Taycan EV: report Here’s what we know about the all-wheel drive iX: The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS The all-new electric motors driving all four wheels were developed in-house and according to BMW have an efficiency factor of 93 percent, compared to less than 40 percent efficiency found in current combustion engines. And unlike so many EV motors, these use no rare earth components at all, as the excitation of the rotor is not induced by fixed permanent magnets, but rather the feed-in of electric energy. That power is channeled by a single-speed transmission—installed in the same housing—to the front and rear wheels along the shortest possible path. The electric all-wheel-drive system is fully variable and can split torque as needed from pure rear-wheel drive to an all-wheel-drive set-up for maximum traction.FOR IN-DEPTH EV NEWS & ANALYSIS TUNE IN TO OUR PLUGGED-IN PODCASTIn terms of regenerative braking, the iX’s adaptive system is activated when the vehicle is in drive, but there are three manual settings—high, medium, and low—found using the iDrive menu. And if you select driving position ‘B’—as opposed to ‘D’—the regen engages so that the vehicle is in one-pedal driving mode.Speaking of interaction between driver and machine, the new BMW iDrive 8 is a new generation of displays, controls and software designed with a focus on dialogue-based interaction using natural language and on touch operation. The system works with the all-new fully digital curved display, which features a magnesium housing and a frameless, single-piece glass surface. The curved, one-piece display combines a 12.3-inch information display and a 14.9-inch control display to form a single unit angled towards the driver. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22022 BMW iX xDrive50. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22022 BMW iX xDrive50. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22022 BMW iX xDrive50. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22022 BMW iX xDrive50. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22022 BMW iX xDrive50. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22022 BMW iX xDrive50. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22022 BMW iX xDrive50. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22022 BMW iX xDrive50. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22022 BMW iX xDrive50. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22022 BMW iX xDrive50. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22022 BMW iX xDrive50. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22022 BMW iX xDrive50. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22022 BMW iX xDrive50. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22022 BMW iX xDrive50.BMW And then there were three. With the world premieres of the 2022 iX and the 2022 i4 today, BMW has tripled its all-electric fleet. The two all-new EVs join the i3 in the i sub-brand stable.The iX xDrive50 is a crossover based on the German automakers Sports Activity Vehicle concept, and will retail for $89,990 when it comes to Canada in the first quarter of next year. Pre-ordering opens June 2. RELATED Charging Hub: Audi envisions snazzier facilities for EVs There’s also an interior camera that can be used to take snapshots of driver and passengers, and then send them on a smartphone using the My BMW App’s remote function. You can also use the camera and app to take a glance inside the car to check whether bags or other items have been left there.And the BMW Digital Key Plus makes its debut on the iX. Using an iPhone outfitted with the U1 chip and ultra-wideband (UWB) technology integrated into the vehicle, as you approach the vehicle you are welcomed by a staged lighting effect using the exterior lights, and the vehicle unlocks just before they reach the door. Once in, the Apple iPhone can be simply left in the user’s pocket or placed in the smartphone tray for wireless charging; nothing else is required to start the vehicle. Trending Videos According to BMW, it will produce 516 horsepower, has a full-charge range of 475 kilometres, and has DC fast charging capable up to 200 kW. Other technology highlights include a single-piece panoramic glass roof with electrochromic shading, a curved digital display, the debut of BMW Digital Key Plus, and iDrive 8, the newest generation of the automaker’s display and operating system. And yes, an M model will be coming soon, with BMW hinting that the iX M60 model will boast more than 600 horsepower.That’s a crossover-load of new tech, but at the heart of the iX is the all-electric powertrain, which the automaker says will spirit the five-seater from zero to 100 km/h in 4.6 seconds. The technology represents the fifth generation of BMW’s eDrive system.Power is supplied from a 111.5 kWh battery pack (106.3 kWh net capacity), with charging times ranging from 11 hours on a single-phase system from 0 to 100 per cent, and 31 minutes to go from 10 to 80 per cent using a DC fast charger. Put another way, a fast-charger enables range to be increased by up to 150 kilometres in 10 minutes. That aforementioned horsepower output is joined by a 564 lb-ft of torque rating, and the power output from the front electric motor is 268 hp/260 lb-ft, while the rear puts out 335 hp/295 lb-ft. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22022 BMW iX xDrive50. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22022 BMW iX xDrive50. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22022 BMW iX xDrive50. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22022 BMW iX xDrive50. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22022 BMW iX xDrive50. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22022 BMW iX xDrive50. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22022 BMW iX xDrive50. 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RELATED TAGSBMWSUVCUV / CrossoverElectricFlexElectric VehiclesFamily VehiclesNew VehiclesPreviewElectric VehiclesEVsInstagramSustainabilitySustainable Design State-of-art technology is also all around you in the iX. The body structure’s aluminum spaceframe construction increases rigidity and minimizes weight, and has a beneficial effect on passive safety, driving dynamics and electric power consumption. The mix of materials for the body shell includes lightweight carbon fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) and high-performance thermoplastics, along with high-strength steels and aluminum. CFRP components for the side frame, rain channels, roof frame, cowl panel and rear window frame form what BMW calls a ‘Carbon Cage,’ which evolved from the Carbon Core used in the 7 Series. last_img read more