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Looking back on 2017 An inquiry dead in the water and blatantLooking back on 2017 An inquiry dead in the water and blatant


first_imgAPTN InFocusShould the MMIWG Inquiry be granted an extension? Is Lynn Beyak a racist? Is the AFN relevant?Pam Palmater, Niigaan Sinclair and Tim Fontaine weigh in on these issues and more as we put 2017 In Focus and look ahead to 2018.The National Inquiry into MMIWGA formal request for an extension was expected by the end of 2017 but that never came. It was seen as another misstep in a year that saw nearly two dozen people leave the inquiry.There was also numerous calls for the commissioners to step down, including lead Comm. Marion Buller.Lynn Beyak and her take on residential schoolsIn the spring of 2017, then little-known senator from Dryden, Ont., Lynn Beyak, said in a speech said some good came out of the residential schools and some of the religious teachers were well intentioned. Just a few weeks ago, she was turfed from the Conservative caucus by party leader Andrew Scheer for posting and refusing to remove racist letters from her Senate website.The coming legalization of marijuanaSome First Nation communities are getting actively involved and looking to set up shop in the marijuana business.But not everyone wants weed in their communities.Subscribe to the APTN InFocus podcast below:last_img read more


MoroccanSwedish Model Under Harsh Criticism for not Observing RamadanMoroccanSwedish Model Under Harsh Criticism for not Observing Ramadan


By Nahla BendefaaRabat – Over the past few days, the Facebook page of Moroccan-Swedish blogger and fashion model Kenza Zouiten has received many of negative comments about her Ramadan habits.Zouiten, who was born to a Moroccan father and Swedish mother, is the owner of one of the most read blogs in Sweden. During the month of Ramadan, she continued posting pictures of her meals on her Instagram and Facebook page. Due to the posts, she has garnered much unwanted attention. Some of the 145,000 people following Zouiten on Facebook felt like she should be held to the same standards as Muslim Moroccans because of the fact that she is half Moroccan. The young model, who is currently on vacation in Ibiza, took to Facebook to express her frustration on June 22.As stated by the model herself, she was raised by her mother, primarily in Sweden. She only lived with her father in Morocco between the ages of two and six. In her post, Zouiten made sure to differentiate between her Moroccan cultural heritage and her faith – which seems to be the main causes of the backlash.Despite the numerous negative comments on the page pushing Zouiten to react, it is easy to see that some people see beyond her belief system. Although expressed differently, there still are people making a call for tolerance and mutual understanding. read more


Court digest Guilty plea in drug caseCourt digest Guilty plea in drug case


A man who was arrested with a variety of drugs in his possession was sentenced in Ontario Court recently to another three months in jail on top of the almost 300 days of time he had already served.Luke Earl Spencer Carpenter, 32, was noticed by patrolling officers on Colborne Street North in Simcoe on May 14.The officers charged Carpenter with possession for the purpose of trafficking of cocaine, Adderall, cannabis resin and marijuana.In court, Carpenter pleaded guilty to the cocaine and marijuana charges, plus breaking his probation orders.Justice Robert Gee credited Carpenter with having served 297 days in jail and sent him back for a further 90 days. Gee also ordered that Carpenter submit a sample of his DNA to the national offenders registry and remain on probation for 18 further months.Carpenter must also pay a $1,125 fine for driving while under suspension.Unwanted guest sentenced to time served A woman of no fixed address who made herself at home in a Beach Avenue cottage in Long Point was sentenced to time she had already served.Police were called to the cottage early Sept. 30 when the homeowners arrived to find Alexis Magdaline Macropoulos, 29, sleeping on their sofa.The officers learned Macropoulos had also been involved in a Peel Region incident where a vehicle – with a family dog in it – had been stolen.In Ontario Court, Macropoulos pleaded guilty to unlawful entry, possession of stolen property, breaking bail conditions and assaulting a police officer.Justice Robert Gee gave her credit for already having served 90 days in jail and ordered that she submit her DNA to the national offenders registry.Peace bond issuedA Thorold man who was arrested at the Norfolk County Fairgrounds in the middle of the night last October was released on a year-long peace bond.Kurtis Spitzig, 32, was charged with damaging a vehicle on Oct. 6 when security employees at the fairgrounds saw him at about 3:30 a.m. Police caught him running from the security officers.Justice Ken Lenz withdrew a charge of mischief under $5,000 in favour of the peace bond.Jail time for shoplifterA Norfolk County man who shoplifted from several stores was sentenced in Ontario Court to time served plus another 24 days in jail.Michael Everebeck Wilson, 28, was arrested Oct. 9 at the Real Canadian Super Store after security officers saw him on surveillance footage removing merchandise.When police officers arrested him, they found he had also stolen items from the area Walmart store.He pleaded guilty to two counts of theft under $5,000 and breaking probation orders but charges related to possession of drugs were to be dealt with later.Justice Colette Good gave Wilson credit for already having served 66 days in jail and ordered him to finish out a 90-day sentence by returning to jail for 24 days. read more


2 employees plead guilty in probe of truck stop chain owned by2 employees plead guilty in probe of truck stop chain owned by


by Sheila Burke, The Associated Press Posted May 29, 2013 1:59 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Two employees of the truck stop chain owned by the family of Tennessee’s governor and the owner of the Cleveland Browns pleaded guilty Wednesday to scamming the company’s customers out of rebates, a practice well-known among both sales staff and executives as “jacking,” according to court documents.Court papers outlining the plea deals say regional sales director Arnold Ralenkotter and regional accounts representative Ashley Smith Judd were part of the conspiracy to boost profits and pad commissions at Pilot Flying J, which is owned by the family of Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Browns owner Jimmy Haslam.Ralenkotter and Judd were the first charged in the federal investigation, and both pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud. The pleas were entered in U.S. District Court in Knoxville.Judd’s attorney did not immediately respond to calls seeking comment, though Ralenkotter’s attorney said he is co-operating with authorities. Both were charged earlier this month in a document typically filed when defendants are co-operating with investigators.“This is a man who’s admitted doing something wrong, but he’s trying to make amends by co-operating and providing substantial assistance,” said Ed Yarbrough, a former federal prosecutor representing Ralenkotter, 51.The conspiracy charges carry up to 20 years in prison, but Ralenkotter is likely to have a much less severe sentence because he is a first-time offender and because of his co-operation.The defence attorney declined to say how Ralenkotter would be co-operating, what he knows and whether Pilot CEO Jimmy Haslam knew that employees were withholding rebates from tucking companies.Jimmy Haslam has denied any wrongdoing and has suspended several members of the sales team, but he has declined to identify exactly who has been suspended. An affidavit unsealed last month shows that a Pilot employee was secretly recorded saying that Jimmy Haslam knew what sales people were doing, though he has denied knowing of any fraud.He also has said an internal review suggested about 5 per cent of the company’s customers received less rebate money because of manual adjustments by Pilot employees.“The statements released by the federal court today do not come as a surprise given what we’ve been learning in our own internal investigations, but are nonetheless disappointing,” Pilot Flying J spokesman Tom Ingram said in a statement. “We want to assure our customers that we are taking every step to correct any wrongdoing that has occurred and to make certain that it does not happen again.”Court documents in Ralenkotter’s and Judd’s case show that fraud was well-known among sales staff and that Pilot’s national account sales director taught employees how to defraud trucking companies out of rebate money without getting caught. The national account sales director was not named in the plea agreements Wednesday, but an affidavit unsealed in April said national sales director Brian Mosher trained employees on how to get away with the fraud.Mosher could not be reached for comment. Public records did not list a telephone number for him.Court records say that it was often difficult for trucking companies to track how much money they were entitled to because there were so many variables in the company’s diesel price discount program.Documents indicate people both higher and lower than Ralenkotter were aware of the fraud. Ralenkotter even threatened to take a customer account away from a subordinate if the worker did not go along with the deception, known among employees as “jacking” the discount, court documents say.For his part, Ralenkotter specifically pleaded guilty to being part of the fraud that lowered the rebate of New Jersey-based trucking company Dana Transport. Officials with the trucking company did not immediately respond to a call seeking comment. As for Judd, she admitted to defrauding customers of $200,000. Court documents say that whenever a trucking company challenged her about whether they were getting the right amount of rebate money, she would say it was an error caused by a “lapse in numbers.”Court documents in Judd’s case show there may have been more than 50 companies defrauded by Pilot.On April 15, the same day FBI agents raided the company’s headquarters, they also searched the homes of three regional sales directors, including Ralenkotter’s home in Hebron, Ky., according to an affidavit. That document indicated that the FBI and the IRS have been investigating the company for about two years, and that they had secret recordings of company officials discussing the rebate scheme.The Knoxville-based chain is run by CEO Jimmy Haslam, the governor’s brother. Pilot Flying J, the country’s largest diesel retailer with annual revenues of $31 billion, was founded by their father.A spokesman for the governor deferred to what Bill Haslam has said previously about the probe. The governor has insisted that he has “faith and confidence” in his brother’s ability to deal with the situation and that there had been “gossip and speculation” about the raid on the company.At least eight trucking firms have sued Pilot over the rebate program. Some have retained former FBI Director Louis Freeh’s firm as part of their lawsuits.___Associated Press writer Lucas L. Johnson III in Nashville and AP Sports Writer Tom Withers in Cleveland contributed to this report. 2 employees plead guilty in probe of truck stop chain owned by Tenn. governor, Browns owner read more


Ban calls on world leaders to emulate Mandelas example to bring peaceBan calls on world leaders to emulate Mandelas example to bring peace


“I can think of nothing I would rather see in 2014 than for world leaders to emulate his example in upholding their moral and political responsibilities,” Mr. Ban said in his end-of-year news conference at United Nations Headquarters in New York, noting that 2013 will be remembered as the year in which the world bid a sad but celebratory farewell to the man who became South Africa’s first post-apartheid and democratically elected president with a message of reconciliation for all. The Secretary-General devoted the first part of his opening statement to Syria, where over 100,000 people have been killed and 8 million driven from their homes, 2 million of them seeking refuge in neighbouring countries, since the conflict first erupted in March 2011 between forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad and initially peaceful opponents seeking to oust him. “The people of Syria cannot afford another year, another month, even another day of brutality and destruction,” he said, telling reporters that he had just come from briefing the Security Council on final report of the mission led by Professor Åke Sellström probing allegations of the use of chemical weapons in Syria. “We should all be deeply concerned by its findings that chemical weapons were used not only in the August attack in Ghouta area of Damascus, but on several other occasions, including against civilians, the UN chief said, adding: “2013 was the year in which the Syrian conflict deteriorated beyond all imagination.” Noting that he will soon issue invitations to the international conference on Syria to be held in Geneva on 22 January, he called on the Syrian parties to end the violence and provide humanitarian access and for States and organizations with influence on the Syrian sides to help them prepare for constructive engagement. He stressed that the humanitarian situation continues to worsen. The UN has started distributing winter aid to help people cope with the harsh conditions that are taking hold, but faces “severe and chronic underfunding” for the relief effort, noting that the 2014 appeal for Syria launched today in Geneva is the biggest in UN history at $6.5 billion. “I call for generous support, including at the pledging conference I will convene on 15 January in Kuwait,” he said, adding that 9.5 million Syrians, almost half the total population, have been affected by the crisis with most of the infrastructure, schools, sanitation facilities and hospitals destroyed. Turning to CAR’s descent “into chaos” in 2013, Mr. Ban said: “I am gravely concerned about the imminent danger of mass atrocities. I call on the country’s transitional authorities to protect people. I appeal to religious and community leaders to prevent polarization.”CAR has been thrown into turmoil since Séléka rebels launched attacks a year ago and forced President François Bozizé to flee in March. A transitional government has since been entrusted with restoring peace and paving the way for democratic elections, but armed clashes have erupted again and the transitional government is not functioning, Mr. Ban stressed. Thousands of people have been killed and over 600,000 driven from their homes in a conflict that has become increasingly marked by inter-communal clashes between Christians and Muslims. The UN will establish a commission of inquiry to investigate reports of atrocities. “Perpetrators must be held to account,” Mr. Ban said. On the positive side of the balance sheet for 2013, the Secretary-General cited the “landmark” UN agreement on the destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons programme, the General Assembly’s adoption of the Arms Trade Treaty, Member States’ agreement on a roadmap for shaping the post-2015 development agenda, and the interim agreement between Iran and the Security Council’s five Permanent Members and Germany on Iran’s nuclear programme. He also noted that peacekeeping and mediation promoted stability across the Sahel and West Africa, and that heightened UN-World Bank cooperation in the region has mobilized political and financial support, including more than $8 billion in new pledges from the World Bank and European Union. The military gains by the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), supported by the UN peacekeeping mission there (MONUSCO), including its intervention brigade, and the parallel political agreement signed last week between the Congolese Government and M23 rebels also figure among the successes of 2013. “I want this diplomatic momentum to carry over into the New Year,” Mr. Ban declared. “We must make 2014 the year of protecting people – their security, their fundamental rights, their basic well-being.” He noted that the coming year will be a key period for difficult transitions in Afghanistan and the Arab world, urged Israeli and Palestinian negotiators to show “the leadership and foresight that will at long last produce a comprehensive peace agreement,” and appealed to Government s and the opposition in Ukraine and Thailand to act with restraint and refrain from violence. Following the latest “dramatic developments” in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), in which leader Kim Jong-un’s uncle was executed for treason, Mr. Ban called on the country’s leadership to work towards the verifiable denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and to abide by global human rights norms.“The year ahead will be crucial for development. Achieving the Millennium Development Goals by the end of 2015 means accelerating efforts now, especially on lagging goals like sanitation and maternal health,” he said referring to the eight targets set by the UN Millennium Summit of 2000 to slash poverty and hunger, reduce maternal and infant mortality and diseases and ensure universal access to health care and education.“Agreeing on a new agenda and on a set of sustainable development goals requires intensified discussions. And reaching a climate agreement in 2015 means doing heavy lifting in 2014,” he added of the efforts to achieve a global accord to curb global warming gas emission and mitigate the effects of climate change. Asked what lessons he has learnt in the seven years he has been Secretary-General, Mr. Ban stressed that the UN cannot carry out all the tasks and meet all the challenges facing it alone. “We need support from many regional and sub-regional organizations,” he said. “We need support from business communities, we need support from religious communities and local communities and even philanthropic organizations, first of all, to solidify our political will.”“Second, to mobilize our resources which are used as tools – if we do not have effective tools, how can we do it? That is why I have proposed to the General Assembly: let us have some more structured and effective way of mobilizing this support from all of the Member States and business communities and civil society. That is what I proposed in the form of a partnership facility. That is one very important lesson.” read more


Transport News Brief – Monday 3 December 2007Transport News Brief – Monday 3 December 2007


No future for hydrogen Hydrogen and fuel cells have no future as replacements for petrol or diesel in the immediate future, said James Woolsey, the guest speaker at the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders’ highly acclaimed annual dinner last week. Former CIA chief and now chairman of the US Advisory Board of the Clean Fuels Foundation, Woolsey is a key player in the environmental debate. “Hydrogen and fuel cells are not the way to go. The decision by the Bush administration and the State of California to follow the hydrogen highway is the single worst decision in the past few years.” He said a hydrogen infrastructure will cost the US alone one trillion dollars. “In the meantime you have to bring down the cost of a fuel cell vehicle by a factor of about 40 or 50 to make it affordable.” Woolsey sees a bright future for ‘plug-in’ hybrid electric vehicles – using both an electric motor and a conventional petrol or diesel engine, as 78% of cars in the US do less than 40 miles a day. This is well within the range of electric power, would cut the dependence on oil and keep the option to do longer journeys. And using off-peak, overnight, charging would avoid the need for a big increase in the output of America’s electricity grid. “The important thing is that there should not be a single solution or decision by governments. There should be a portfolio of ideas,” he concluded. More from Nigel Wonnacott on +44 (0)2 073 449 226 or nwonnacott@smmt.co.uk Britain needs 372 more miles of motorway The SMMT’s Week in Westminster says an RAC report recommends a new network of motorways and ‘A’ roads to help Britain cope with 12m extra cars and a 43% increase in traffic over the next 30 years. “Roads and Reality”, a new study for the RAC Foundation, recommends 372 miles (600km) of new lanes be added to the strategic road network every year. Friends of the Earth says the new road building programme is “insane”. More from www.smmt.co.uk MEPs want carbon footprint product labels The SMMT’s Week in Brussels says that the European Parliament wants an EU-wide carbon labelling scheme, showing the environmental costs of products, to raise public awareness of the implications of consumption, production and trade patterns. More from www.smmt.co.uk Changes coming for flammable liquid tankers Revised explosion protection for fuel and waste tankers carrying flammable liquids is on the cards. The move follows an initial discussion on a German idea at a recent meeting of the UN’s Working Party 15, in Geneva. The German plans cover electrical and mechanical items and will be the subject of more detailed talks next May. “There are some quite far-reaching ideas on the table,” said Allan McKenzie, senior manager, vehicle legislation at the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, who represents the vehicle manufacturers at WP.15. “We really need to hear more from UK tank makers and operators about their views on the practicality of some of these ideas.” More from Allan McKenzie on +44 (0)2 073 449 202 or amckenzie@smmt.co.uk Alexander Dennis launches new bus and hikes capacity for 2008 Bus builder Alexander Dennis says it already has orders for nearly 200 of its recently launched Enviro 300 single deck bus. The new model fills a gap between the Enviro200 midibus and Enviro400, which the firm says is Britain’s best-selling double-decker. “The Enviro300 comes as a fully integrated 14-tonner, with seven interior layout options and passenger capacities ranging from 48 to 80,” says the firm’s boss, Colin Robertson. Those orders alone are worth over £20m and part of a record order intake, worth £160m. Robertson is confident of a £300m turnover in 2008, up 40%, year on year. He also says restructuring plans will lead to a near 50% hike in manufacturing capacity in the next few months, creating 200 new UK jobs. More from Bill Simpson on +44 (0)1 483 571 271 or bill.simpson@alexander-dennis.com Transport News Brief Week 49, Monday 3 December, 2007 And finally New Scientist’s Feedback column reports that the first words of an e-mail Andy Potter received from FirstDirect bank were: “If you cannot see this email, click here.” More from www.newscientist.comClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) EU closer to hitting Kyoto targets The SMMT’s Week in Brussels says that the European Commission’s annual report on progress towards meeting the Kyoto objectives shows that in 2010, some 15 EU states’ emissions will be 7.4% below 1990 levels – just short of the 8% reduction target for 2012. Based on Member State projections, the report says that, if they do more and quickly, those 15 states could even hit an 11.4 % cut. More from www.smmt.co.uk SMMT publishes its fifth annual issues survey The SMMT’s Week in Westminster says this year’s SMMT issues survey, which collates the opinions of more than 100 automotive industry bosses shows that CO2 emissions and climate change are now the single most important issue for the sector. More from www.smmt.co.uk The gas man cometh, more slowly Siemens VDO says it has done a 1,000 strong speed limiter deal with British Gas, which fitted Siemens engine and road speed limiters to its fleet of 1,000 Volkswagen Caddy SDI vans. The aim is to promote best-practice in road safety, improve fuel economy and protect the environment. “There are real operational gains in terms of better road safety and fuel economy through having a vehicle’s top speed limited, plus environmental benefits from reduced noise and exhaust emissions,” said Colin Marriott, British Gas general manager, fleet. The system fitted to the British Gas vans gives road-speed limiting, cruise control, and the ability to program up to seven additional speed limitations, with the option of limiting the vehicle’s top speed. More from Lisa McCauley on +44 (0)1 213 261 162 or lisa.mccauley@siemens.com Brigade wins in New York Brigade Electronics’ bbs-tek is the only reversing alarm approved by New York City’s Department of Environment Protection for use near sensitive areas such as schools, hospitals, parks, places of worship and old people’s homes. Operators working on construction sites have until 1 January 2008 to comply with the ‘quieter’ back-up warning requirements. Henry Morgan, director and general manager of Brigade Electronics Inc says: “There are already over 8,000 bbs-tek alarms fitted across the USA in cities, ports and construction sites, working to improve safety and reduce noise complaints. “Our bbs-tek alarm offers a win-win solution to contractors in the city of New York. Not only do they get a quieter, more focused solution which will keep both citizens and inspectors happy, but it offers a safer solution which is easier to locate.” More from Henry Morgan on +44 (0)8 707 741 500 or sales@brigade-electronics.com Hat trick for Stoneridge Stoneridge Electronics’ Optac digital download tool just won three awards at the Design Business Association’s Design Effectiveness Awards. Stoneridge won the Gold Award in the Industrial Product Design category, then won the first Materials Innovation Award, and topped the lot with Grand Prix, given for the firm showing best how an effective design strategy made a difference to its business. This is the first time that any product has won three DBA awards. “We’re absolutely delighted to have won this prestigious award,” said Mark Jenkins, managing director. “Being able to compete and win against household names such as BT and Royal Bank of Scotland is a real accolade.” More from Carolyn Cloude +44 (0)8 708 879 279 or carolyn.cloude@stoneridge.com Mobile explosives trucks brought under ADR The recent UN meeting on ADR transport would normally have been the last opportunity for changes to ADR 2009, the regulation update that will take effect from 1 Jan 2009. But the group is soon to complete a plan to include requirements for mobile explosives manufacturing units for adoption at the May 2008 session of WP.15. “The roads are not exactly busy with these highly specialised units, but currently they aren’t covered by ADR regulations, mostly because they didn’t exist when the rules were written,” said Allan McKenzie, senior manager, vehicle legislation at the SMMT. “Clearly, its better to have units like this covered by the best available safety standards, and that will now happen.” More from Allan McKenzie on +44 (0)2 073 449 202 or amckenzie@smmt.co.uk VW Transporter’s 10m milestone Volkswagen says that in 60 years production it has now made more than 10m Transporter vans, the firm’s best-selling van and the number one van import to the UK. “This is an incredible achievement and we’re proud of the success and popularity the Transporter has achieved,” said Robert Hazelwood, director, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles More from John Rawlings on +44 (0)1 908 601 478 or john.rawlings@vwcv.co.uk G-Line takes first Berkhof-bodied Volvo Lancashire based G-Line Coaches has ordered a Berkhof-bodied Volvo B12B coach to work on its day excursion schedule. While half G-Line Coaches’ fleet is Volvo based, this is the first one with a Berkhof body. The 53 seat coach is 12.9m long, has a 420 hp Volvo engine driving through a Volvo I-Shift automated gearbox. There is full climate control, cool box, radio, CD player, public address system and a rear floor-mounted toilet. The new coach is due for delivery next March. More from Don Johnston on +44 (0)1 926 414 553 or don.johnston@volvo.com More Volvo buses for Transdev Transdev Blazefield just ordered 18 more Volvo buses. These include 10 B9TL double-deckers and eight B7RLE single-deckers, due for delivery in early 2008. They will join a 420 strong fleet, mostly from Volvo. The order follows the delivery of 25 single-deckers earlier this year. The 10.5 metre, 70 seat double-deckers have Wrightbus Eclipse Gemini bodies. These buses will work on the Yorkshire Coastliner on the service linking Leeds, York and Malton with the North Yorkshire Moors and the coastal towns of Scarborough, Whitby, Bridlington and Filey. The Wrightbus-bodied single-deckers have 44 seats and run on routes around Keighley, the Worth Valley and the Aire Valley. More from Don Johnston on +44 (0)1 926 414 553 or don.johnston@volvo.com MacNeillie shows emergency services capability MacNeillie, the West-Midlands based specialist vehicle body-builder, showed two compact and highly sophisticated operational vehicles at the recent Emergency Services Show at Stoneleigh. A new Armed Response Vehicle for Dyfed-Powys Police is based on a Mercedes Benz Vito and has MacNeillie’s latest and modular weapons and equipment stowage unit in the rear of the vehicle. “This is significantly less invasive on the base vehicle, thus giving better residual value when the vehicle is sold at the end of its service life,” says the firm. The second vehicle, a collaborative venture with an advanced communications technology specialist, incorporates the very latest command and control systems for effective incident management, including a system to communicate with response teams operating underground. More from Adrian Graves on +44 (0)1 284 787 438 or adriangraves@pressandpr.com Another new truck dealer joins Renault’s network The Welch Group in Cambridgeshire has successfully started work as a Renault Trucks dealer. The firm has been a Renault Trucks approved repairer since July 2007. The move means Welch can now sell the full range of Renault Trucks products, as well as offering full service, repair and roadside assistance facilities. The firm has already sold six Renault trucks; “We’re very pleased with the sales we’ve already achieved in such a short space of time,” said Craig Ballinger, dealer principal. Established in 1934, The Welch Group runs 135 trucks and does transport and distribution work from five depots in Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and Essex. More from Penny Randall on +44 (0)1 582 479 619 or penny.randall@renault-trucks.com CBI wants carbon price tripled The SMMT’s Week in Westminster says the Confederation of British Industry wants new taxes and regulations to tackle climate change. The CBI supports radical measures to stimulate the development of a low-carbon economy and says global warming must become a shared problem for business, consumers and the government. “Climate Change: Everyone’s Business” calls for new nuclear power plants to be approved by the end of next month. By 2030, the report says, nearly 60% of the required carbon savings must come from more efficient use of energy in homes, business and the transport sector, the rest from power and heat generation. The US administration reportedly says it doesn’t agree. More from www.smmt.co.uk Business wants a UN legally binding lead on climate change The SMMT’s Week in Brussels says that the Prince of Wales’s UK and EU Corporate Leaders Groups on Climate Change have led an initiative, backed by over 150 bosses from around the world, calling for a comprehensive, legally-binding UN framework to tackle climate change. Ahead of the UN climate negotiations which start soon in Bali, the group says that such a framework would provide certainty to business and calls for strong and early action. More from www.smmt.co.uk ADR connections get better The UN Working Party that looks at ADR transport recommends changes to the way we use truck and trailer electrical connections. In the UK, if a truck over 3.5 tonnes tows a trailer over 3.5 tonnes and both have ISO 7638 connectors to provide the power supply to the ABS, then those connectors must be used. Now the UN’s Working Party on ADR transport, WP.15, has agreed that all similar combinations used for ADR operations should do the same. “Common sense and consistency won the day,” said Allan McKenzie, senior manager, vehicle legislation at the SMMT. “These dedicated connectors improve safety on general haulage, so it makes sense to use them on ADR work where risks are clearly higher.” More from Allan McKenzie on +44 (0)2 073 449 202 or amckenzie@smmt.co.uk £4bn more on local transport The SMMT’s Week in Westminster says UK transport minister Rosie Winterton plans to spend another £4bn to support local transport for the next three years. The aim is to help local authorities to fund community projects, such as bus infrastructure improvements, new road safety measures and road maintenance. More from www.smmt.co.uk European commercial vehicle registrations rise Recent figures from Acea, the European vehicle makers association show European van, truck, bus and coach registrations up 13% in October, to 245 837. Within this total, van and light CV registrations were up 9.7% to 202,010. Light truck and heavy van registrations, for vehicles from 3,5 to 15.99 tonnes were up 27% to 10,426 while heavy truck registrations, over 16 tonnes, were up 34.7%, to 30,363. Buses and coaches over 3.5 tonnes were up 17.3%. In every sector, the percentage rises for the month were much stronger in Eastern European states, often with figures between 50 and 75% above the levels for Western European states Joanna Smolinska on +32 2 738 73 55 or communications@acea.be Scania chooses Alfdex for Euro 5 engines Scania has again chosen Alfdex to clean crankcase gases in its new 9 and 13 litre Euro 5 engines. The deal covers all Euro 5 engines and deliveries begin towards the end of the year. The system uses a centrifugal separator to capture and eliminate oil and soot from the exhaust gases that escape into the crankcase. The firm says its unit, sealed for life, keeps turbochargers and charge coolers running at peak performance and needs no maintenance. “This order, the second from Scania, confirms and expands on the cooperation we began back in 2002”, says Mats Ekeroth, managing director at Alfdex AB. “Alfdex has already been supplying for Scania’s Euro 4 engines for some time. “We now have orders worth around Skr 1 bn (€1.bn) over the next three to five years” The firm, a joint venture between Alfa Laval and Haldex supplies Freightliner, Mack, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi Fuso, Renault, Scania, Sterling Trucks, Volvo and Western Star Trucks More from Joakim Olsson on +46 854 504 950 or joakim.olsson@haldex.com Waste costs cash at auction People selling used vans and truck risk waste costing them cash, says British Car Auctions. The firm warns commercial vehicle sellers to be extra-vigilant over the growing problem of waste left in vans and trucks. New landfill regulations that came into force in England and Wales from 30 October and mean that its sorting and disposal can be expensive. “Vendors must be aware of the condition their vehicles are in at the end of their working life,” said Duncan Ward, UK business development manager, commercial vehicles for BCA. “It is particularly important where vehicles have been on lease and are coming back for sale, often unseen by the owner.” People still send vans or trucks full of waste; batteries, concrete, building rubble, rubber tyres and wood and that makes them effectively un-saleable and an expensive proposition, according to Ward. More from Tim Naylor on +44 (0)1 252 878 555 or tnaylor@bca-group.com Olympic win for Brigade Brigade Electronics’ Bbs-tek white sound alarms have been written into the Olympic Delivery Authority’s Code of Construction Practice for the 2012 Olympic Games and all construction sites in the GLA area of London because of the unit’s ability to eliminate noise nuisance. Also PIEK, the Dutch Government commissioned body created to try and set a standard for reduced noise levels for night-time deliveries, have approved the bbs-tek alarm for night-time deliveries in built-up areas. More from Henry Morgan on +44 (0)8 707 741 500 or sales@brigade-electronics.com Free fit tracking offer Vehicle tracking firm Quartix says van and truck operators need to be ready for the corporate manslaughter legislation which is due to become law on 6 April 2008. “For just 75 pence a vehicle a day, we can provide vital evidence about the vehicle and driver in the event that an operator needs it to cut the risk of prosecution under this new law,” says Andy Kirk, sales and marketing director for Quartix. “So to help companies get ready, we’re offering free installation before Christmas to customers that order now.” Kirk says over 1,500 companies across the UK already use the Quartix vehicle tracking system to help manage their duty of care and health and safety responsibilities towards their mobile workforces. 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More from Henry Morgan on +44 (0)8 707 741 500 or sales@brigade-electronics.com China and India might avoid CO2 curbs The SMMT’s Week in Brussels says a report published by the UN Development Programme recommends that China and India should avoid tough curbs on CO2 emissions. The report wants developed and advanced developing countries to cut their greenhouse gas emissions by 80% and 20% respectively by 2050. These are similar to the recommendations made by Sir Nicholas Stern, adviser to the UK Government on the economics of climate change. The UN report, released just days before the Bali climate change conference, will boost developing countries’ calls to avoid tough emissions targets. More from www.smmt.co.uk read more


Shooting range criticised after putting up target with face of Shamima BegumShooting range criticised after putting up target with face of Shamima Begum


Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. A shooting range in Liverpool is offering customers an image of Shamima Begum as a target.  The Ultimate Airsoft Range in Wallasey recently added the 19-year-old’s face to a range of images of faces that customers can shoot – including Osama Bin Laden, Adolf Hitler and Margaret Thatcher.The managers of the range told the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme that it provides “light hearted fun” for its customers, which include children as young as six-years-old.The range – which appears to be a popular children’s party venue – has reportedly received a record number of requests to practice shooting at the mother of one, who ran away in 2015 to join the Islamic State. One customer wrote on the range’s Facebook page: “Football party for 16 ten to 11-year-olds. Just like fortnite – rifles & handguns. Absolutely brilliant experience.”Another said their eight-year-old son “loved it”, adding: “We are going to have to come back again so he can work his way through all the guns!” “The targets do not always necessarily reflect personal opinions and we certainly don’t condone terrorism. But after watching Shamima Begum being interviewed and seeing the lack of remorse and empathy that she showed, we decided to go ahead and use those images as targets.”The local MP, Angela Eagle, said it is “wrong” to have real people on targets because “it sends the wrong message – especially for six-year-olds.” A spokesman for the  Ultimate Airsoft Range told the BBC: “The targets provide some fun reactions and conversations. They allow people to have some light hearted fun and bring out the child in us all.  read more


Brazil Violence erupts in Rio after general strikeBrazil Violence erupts in Rio after general strike


Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedBrazil: Clashes as Senate approves 20-year austerity planDecember 15, 2016In “Regional”Brazil police banned from striking by Supreme CourtApril 6, 2017In “Regional”Protesters call for Temer resignation as uncertainty grips BrazilMay 22, 2017In “latest news” Buses were set on fire as a general strike in Brazil turned ugly (BBC photo)(BBC) Violence has erupted in Brazil at the end of the country’s first general strike in more than 20 years.Buses and cars have been set on fire in Rio de Janeiro’s city centre. Road blocks set up by activists were also ablaze and shops were vandalised.For most of the day the strike had been largely peaceful. Many people stayed at home and shops, schools and banks remained closed across the country.Unions called the strike in protest at proposed pension reforms.“Temer out” reads a banner at an opposition march in Sao Paulo (AFP)President Michel Temer said he regretted the incidents in Rio. But he stressed that he would continue his “efforts to modernise the country”.Brazilian workers and the government are working together, he said, to get the country out of “the worst recession in its history.”The trade unions say the poorest in Brazil will bear the cost of the changes, which include raising retirement age and reducing benefits.The government argues that the measures are needed to avoid a collapse of the pension system.The effects of the strike were felt across the country, Many people stayed at home, others only worked in the morning.Many roads were blocked in Sao Paulo, Rio and other cities.Early in the evening, opposition demonstrators took part in rallies and protests to show their discontentment with Mr Temer’s pension reform.In Rio, some of the protests descended into violence.Military policemen fired teargas and rubber bullets in Rio’s city centre (AFP)Police fired tear gas and activist hurled stones.Eight buses were set alight, according to O Globo newspaper.In Brazil’s largest city, Sao Paulo, thousands of demonstrators marched on Mr Temer’s private residence. Police fired teargas to disperse the crowd.The government said the general strike would have no impact on the reforms.Shops were vandalised and looted (AFP)Earlier this week Mr Temer won a parliamentary vote supporting his labour reforms by a clear margin.This has been the hallmark of his administration: a president who is very unpopular in the streets, but is able to get things done in Congress, says the BBC’s Daniel Gallas in Sao Paulo.Mr Temer took office a year ago, when then-President Dilma Rousseff was suspended by Congress to face impeachment proceedings.He was sworn in in September, after the Senate voted to dismiss her over accounting irregularities. His term ends in December 2018. read more


iRobots New Scooba 230 is a Tiny Floor ScrubberiRobots New Scooba 230 is a Tiny Floor Scrubber


first_imgIf the idea of having a tiny robot in your home doing your bidding and keeping the place tidy interests you, then the new Scooba 230 from iRobot might be in your future. The tiny little bot was just unveiled ahead of ces 2011, where it’ll be on display for the world to see. The Scooba 230 is 3.5 inches tall and 6.5 inches in diameter, making it one of the smallest robots the company has released, and is purposefully designed to get into tiny spaces that its larger, flatter bots couldn’t. The Scooba 230 is fully programmable, the same way all of the company’s other cleaning robots are, and has a wet/dry cleaning system so it’ll wash, scrub, and then squeegee the floors dry as it moves. When the Scooba 230 is released, it’ll be available for $299.99 retail.last_img


World first therapy set to prevent diabetesWorld first therapy set to prevent diabetes


first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Melbourne endocrinologist Dr Spiros Fourlanos is looking at a world first trial that uses a nasal insulin therapy to prevent the onset of type 1 diabetes. The therapy, initially developed by Professor Len Harrison of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, looks at relatives of type 1 diabetes who may be genetically predisposed to diabetes and aims to prevent the development of this disease. The therapy is not a cure for people who are already diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Dr Fourlanos told Neos Kosmos that the study is “focusing on people who are first or second degree relatives of people with type 1 diabetes”. He said the study is focused on siblings or children of type 1 diabetes sufferers as they have a higher genetic predisposition to developing the disease. “These individuals can be screened through a simple blood test to identify markers of an immune reaction against the insulin producing cells in the pancreas. “The chances of [the relative] being positive on the blood test for these markers is approximately three per cent, if they come up positive on the blood test then they are potentially eligible for participation in this nasal insulin immune therapy.” When Professor Harrison discovered this therapy was safe and could potentially prevent children from developing diabetes, he began a two-year trial with incredibly promising results. “I was doing a PhD with Professor Harrison and one of the projects I did was to set up this trial looking at this immune type therapy that in some ways works a bit like a vaccine,” said Dr Fourlanos. The trial saw 52 people over two years receive nasal insulin for ten days and then on weekends for 12 consecutive months to assess their immune responses. The study was done on adults who had established type 1 or autoimmune diabetes but had not progressed to needing insulin injections yet. “One of our aims was to show whether we could protect pancreatic function. We also looked at the immune response to this treatment and basically found that for the first time in humans we were able to suppress or switch off the immune response against insulin. “This now paves the way for a much bigger study which is occurring across Australia, New Zealand and also Germany, using this exact same treatment to try and prevent people who are at high risk for developing type 1 diabetes and getting the condition.” Both in Australia and globally, type 1 and type 2 diabetes are both on the rise. This is especially so within the Greek community. “There is no doubt that diabetes occurs in higher frequency in certain ethnic populations, including Mediterranean’s,” Dr Fourlanos said. “But one factor we have to remember is that type 1 diabetes occurs at any age whereas type 2 diabetes tends to occur in adults and has a close relationship to a suboptimal lifestyle. Factors such as refined sugar, excess weight, reduced exercise all can contribute to the onset of type 2 diabetes. “The development of type 1 diabetes can be predicted therefore identification of people at risk of type 1 diabetes paves the way for immune therapies to try and prevent type 1 diabetes. “This safe immune therapy seems to be looking promising because we’ve managed to change or suppress the immune response to insulin which is really an important step to actually preventing the attack on insulin producing cells in the pancreas.” The treatment is being investigated further and it’s conceivable that if the study proves to be successful that this therapy to prevent type 1 diabetes may be available in the next five years. For more information on this study or if you would like to be involved in the trail, visit www.stopdiabetes.com.au and register your interest.last_img read more


Official Influenza claims 20 lives in Clark CountyOfficial Influenza claims 20 lives in Clark County


first_imgThe flu has claimed the lives of 20 Clark County residents this year — significantly more than the typical four or five flu-associated deaths each year.The influenza virus is still circulating locally, but health officials say the worst of it may be behind us. The percentage of flu tests coming back positive is at the lowest it’s been since early December. “It looks like we’re on a downward trend,” Dr. Alan Melnick, Clark County Public Health director and county health officer, said.Last week, 18.9 percent of tests came back positive. At the flu’s peak in late December, 38 percent of tests were positive. A positivity rate of more than 10 percent indicates flu transmission is occurring in the community. “I’m optimistic that in several weeks we’ll be below the 10 percent, and hopefully things will get better,” Melnick said.last_img read more


THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EXPOSED TO ALL MESSAGESTHE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EXPOSED TO ALL MESSAGES


first_imgThe whole purpose of campaign is to win the hearts and minds of the electorate so that they can vote for a particular candidate.This can be done in many ways. Candidates and their teams develop messages that are captivating which in some instances may be misleading.This is why it is important that the electorate has access to messages from all candidates so that they can compare and contrast what the various candidates and their agents are saying. This puts the electorate in better position to make informed choice.This is the importance of the messages being broadcast by candidates and their agents as well rallies.Elections are not about voting for a relative or fellow in the same religion or linguistic group but a moment of decision to entrust the wealth that we own in common to an elected person to serve the people.Hence the question who to elect is equivalent to who to entrust the wealth of the nation.last_img read more


SANDAG accepts state housing need determinationSANDAG accepts state housing need determination


first_img June 8, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Ed Lenderman, SANDAG accepts state housing need determination Posted: June 8, 2018 Ed Lenderman 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — The San Diego Association of Governments Board of Directors decided Friday to accept the state’s determination of how many housing units San Diego County will need.The state’s Regional Housing Needs Assessment is a regular cycle used to determine how many homes each section of the state needs to build over an eight-year period.In this case, it’s from 2021 through 2029.California Department of Housing and Community Development officials determined that 171,000 units need to be built locally over that span, but SANDAG officials voted in May to ask the state to accept a goal of 116,000 units instead.Ahead of Friday’s meeting, members of a SANDAG committee recommended the agency go forward with state recommendations without adjustments.“Committee members commented that negotiating with HCD to reduce the housing unit number in previous RHNA cycles has contributed to the housing crisis seen today,” they said in a report. “There was a consensus by the Regional Planning Committee that accepting the HCD RHNA Determination could more effectively address that crisis and improve the region’s housing availability going forward.”Following Friday’s vote, SANDAG will take a few more procedural steps before beginning to develop a plan that addresses housing need in its 19 jurisdictions. last_img read more


Tata Motors Shares Zoom Over 4 on Reports of New Car LaunchesTata Motors Shares Zoom Over 4 on Reports of New Car Launches


first_imgShare prices of India’s largest automobile manufacturer Tata Motors rose sharply on Thursday, as the company is reportedly carrying out the production of a non-Nano car in full swing at Sanand plant in Gujarat.Tata Motors shares touched an intra-day high of Rs 338.75, before paring some gains to trade at Rs 337.95, up 3.87%. Its shares have fallen by nearly 45% in the past six months.The company is set to launch its first non-Nano small car by December this year, Business Standard reported.”From the way things are at the moment, it seems the company will be able to meet the December rollout deadline,” said a Tata Motors vendor.Code named ‘Kite’, the new car is being built on a “completely new platform.” Kite will be a hatchback powered by a 1,200-cc engine.”It is seen giving a new lease of life to the Sanand plant, which has been struggling to maintain healthy capacity utilisation levels,” the report said.Tata Motors is also in the process of developing another new car based on Nano platform, code-named ‘Pelican’. Pelican is reported to be ready for sale by next year, which will be a 900-1,000-cc hatchback.Tata Motors reported nearly 49% drop in its net profit in the first quarter of current financial year (2015-16) due to declining sales in the world’s biggest car market, China.A slump in sales is largely led by slowing economic growth in its key market China and weakening consumer sentiments in India. China is the largest market for Tata Motors’ subsidiary Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), accounting for 20% of its sales.But many analysts are now turning bullish over the stock, taking into account cheap valuations and expected revenue growth from China.last_img read more


Airlines hike up fares in line with demandAirlines hike up fares in line with demand


first_imgAsia-Pacific airlines are upping ticket prices after growing consumer confidence has travellers return to the air.Airlines have witnessed a 15.6 percent increase in passengers from 2009 and will meet the growing flight demand through increased fares, the AFP reported. Korean Air raised tickets prices for the second time this year by 10 percent in August, while Singapore Airlines are expected to increase prices by at least S$200 for an economy seat early October.  Qantas also increased international and domestic prices in July by three percent. “Air fares are generally a function of market demand and supply and they are adjusted depending on market conditions,” Singapore Airlines spokesperson said, according to the news agency.“Actual changes in fares also vary from route to route, and a range of fares is offered in different booking class.”Despite current fare increases, International Air Transport Association (IATA) said prices are not close to pre-financial crisis levels.“Average one-way economy fares are 15 percent higher compared to the 2009 low, but still five percent below the early 2008 peaks,” IATA spokesperson Albert Tjoeng said.  Mr Tjoengalso noted premium airlines fares have increased by 10 percent since 2009 but is still 20 percent below pre-recession. IATA reported a global passenger traffic surge by 7.1 percent in 2010 “despite a projected easing of the economic rebound in the second half”.  Despite the growing confidence, IATA Chief Executive Officer Giovanni Bisignani said the “slowdown in global economic growth in the second half of 2010″ will affect the industry’s recovery, the news agency reported. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N. Jlast_img read more


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