Oscars 2015: Are we in a golden age of British film?

first_img whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Weekzenherald.com20 Rules Genghis Khan’s Army Had To Live Byzenherald.comDiscovery29+ Fascinating U.S. Navy WarshipsDiscoveryFinancial 10See The Wife Of The World’s Richest BillionairesFinancial 10Magellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyGameday NewsNBA Wife Turns Heads Wherever She GoesGameday NewsHistory 10[Gallery] The 25 Worst Casting Choices of All-TimeHistory 10 Tags: NULL whatsapp As awards and statuettes pile in, why does the UK box office paint such a different picture for British film.Britain was well and truly represented at the Oscars on Sunday night. With 39 British nominations for our films and talent across 19 categories, resulting in four wins. While London-born Eddie Redmayne garnered the most attention by taking home the celebrated Best Actor award for his performance of English theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything, a number of other Brits took statuettes home. British set decorator Anna Pinnock took time off from her work on the next James Bond film Spectre to receive the award for Best Production Design for The Grand Budapest Hotel. Independent film directors Mat Kirkby and James Lucas won the Best Live Action Short Oscar for their film Phone Call.  Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Ian Hunter and Scott Fisher took the Best Visual Effects award for their work on Interstellar and Ben Wilkins took the Best Sound Mixing Oscar for his work on Whiplash. These industry figures are all representative of a key growth trend that has reverberated through the British film industry in recent years, film production. Film production in the UK is surging. The total spend on production last year soared to a 20 year high of £1.47bn, up 35 per cent on 2013 alone, according to the British Film Institute. The secretary of state for culture, media and sport, Sajid Javid, has labelled British film production a “powerhouse for growth”. “The huge amount of inward investment we are seeing is a sure-fire sign that the UK is the best place in the world to make films,” Javid said earlier this year. Indeed international investment piled in last year for films like Star Wars: Episode VII, Mission: Impossible 5 and Alice In Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass. Even the spend on domestic film production rose 36 per cent to £188m in 2014 boosted by films like Suffragette and Shaun The Sheep. “People don’t even think of films like Gravity as being British, but it was driven out of a Soho production team with a Mexican director,” says Will Massa, senior film programme manager at the British Council. “From an industrial perspective our studios have never been fuller with money being spent on film production in the UK.” But while the awards are rolling in and production is soaring, Britain’s domestic box office paints a very different picture of UK film. Cinema admissions in recent years have remained largely static, if not declining slightly. Box office revenues passed £1bn again last year, but total takings were down two per cent. Indeed since 2012 box office takings have largely remained in this holding, if not declining, pattern.  “To pin it on one film, Skyfall came out in 2012, the biggest British film of all time,” says Massa. “It’s going to be hard to beat that – and it is largely responsible for the small drop off in the years since – maybe not until the next Bond comes around will we see another record-breaking year.” With Bond’s next adventure Spectre hitting the big screen in November, we might not have to wait too much longer for Britain’s box office success to catch up with our awards success. BRITISH OSCAR WINNERS ■ Best Actor – Eddie Redmayne for his performance of Stephen Hawking in Cornish director James Marsh’s The Theory of Everything ■ Best Live Action Short – Directors Mat Kirkby and James Lucas for their independent film The Phone Call ■ Best Production Design – Set decorator Anna Pinnock for her work on Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel ■ Best Visual Effects – Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Ian Hunter and Scott Fisher for their work on Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar  Oscars 2015: Are we in a golden age of British film? Monday 23 February 2015 8:52 pm Show Comments ▼ Express KCS Sharelast_img read more

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Equipment hire firm upgrades profit forecast

first_imgEQUIPMENT rental firm Ashtead, upgraded its full year profit forecasts yesterday following strong results for the nine months ending 31 January.The British company saw strong growth in its Sunbelt division which benefited from the improved US housing market, an area where the subsidiary gained market share.The company has committed to £783m in capital expenditure so far this financial year, with more expected. Expenditure was partially offset by the £701m in proceeds from disposals.The firm also spent a further £162m on 15 bolt-on purchases during the period as it sought to diversify into specialty markets.The high expenditure has been paying off as group revenue increased by 23 per cent during the nine month period to 31 January at £1.5bn compared to the previous year, with pre-tax profits up by a third to £379m, on a constant exchange rate basis. The company said it now anticipates a full year result ahead of its previous expectations, the third consecutive quarter forecasts have been raised. Despite this, shares closed down 2.03 per cent in London yesterday.Analysts warned that heightened expectations and an already high valuation for the company relative to earning could lead to an adverse reaction from the market if expectations are not met. Shares in the company declined slightly to close down ** on the news. Equipment hire firm upgrades profit forecast More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org Express KCS whatsapp Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Tuesday 3 March 2015 8:50 pm Share Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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Heating fuel choice reflects economic stratification

first_img Hamhung man arrested for corruption while working at a state-run department store By Daily NK – 2015.12.04 10:11am News Facebook Twitter News SHARE North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Heating fuel choice reflects economic stratification This is “NK Market Trends,” bringing younews about the North Korean economy every week, and today, we are accompaniedby reporter Kang Mi Jin. But first, let’s take a look at the market’sperformance over the past week. A kg of rice cost 4880 KPW in Pyongyang,4800 KPW in Sinuiju, and 4750 KPW in Hyesan. A kg of corn kernels cost 1800 KPWin Pyongyang and Sinuiju, and 1900 KPW in Hyesan. The exchange rate was 8500KPW to the dollar in Pyongyang, 8760 KPW in Sinuiju, and 8800 KPW in Hyesan.The exchange rate for the Chinese Renminbi was 1350 KPW per yuan in Pyongyang,1320 KPW per yuan in Sinuiju, and 1310 KPW per yuan in Hyesan. A kg of porkcost 11,000 KPW in Pyongyang, 11,500 KPW in Sinuiju, and 10,600 KPW in Hyesan.A kg of gasoline cost 7400 KPW in Pyongyang, 7300 KPW in Sinuiju and Hyesan. Akg of diesel cost 5350 KPW in Pyongyang, 5200 KPW in Sinuiju, and 5250 KPW inHyesan. This has been a rundown of the Weekly Marketplace Prices.1. We’ve heard that it’s snowing in certainparts of North Korea these days, which means that it’s time to find ways tobundle up and beat the winter cold. It also means that it’s time to turn on theheat at home. However, contrary to expectation, the price of wood and coal hasactually dropped recently. To find out why we’ll speak to reporter Kang Mi Jin,who first uncovered this story. Can you tell us a bit more about thisunexpected development? Certainly. As residents have busilyprepared for the winter season during the past two months, the price of wintergoods has decreased, according to an inside source. Just 40 days ago at thestart of October, firewood was selling for 185,000 KPW per cubic meter. Now,the same quantity sells for just 150,000 KPW. That’s a reduction of 35,000 insidea period of less than a month, which might be an unfortunate turn of events forthe merchants, but it’s definitely a boon for the consumers. The price of ricein Hyesan is about 4800 KPW/kg right now. That means, with the savingsresulting from the price reduction in wood, residents can purchase 7 kg ofrice. There are plenty of residents who work hard all day long just to earnenough for a single kg of rice. So this price reduction certainly comes as goodnews for them. 2. Wow, that is quite a steep drop. Butthat makes me wonder. Are the prices of other types of heating fuel – such ascoal and charcoal briquettes – also dropping?    In Yanggang Province, while the cost ofwood has dropped a staggering amount, the cost of coal has either dropped a bitor remained stable compared to the previous month. Last month, coal was sellingfor 336,000 KPW per ton in Hyesan. Now the price is 330,000 KPW. So this was avery marginal drop indeed. Similar to coal, charcoal briquettes experienced avery modest to non-existent price change. Yanggang Province has ample forestsbut no coal mines, which explains why there was no major change in coal pricethere. However, when there are changes to the price of coal in coal producingplaces, that change will absolutely be reflected in the price of coal inYanggang Province as well. The source explained that there aretransportation costs to haul the coal via truck from the production sites tocities like Hyesan which have no local coal mines. But these costs don’t changevery much. The result is that coal prices in Hyesan usually only fluctuate whenthere are changes to the production process. So the price of coal and charcoalhas remained pretty stable. The source also explained that in Yanggang Provincethe amount of families who heat their homes using charcoal briquettes is on therise.    3. That’s interesting. Seeing as YanggangProvince is a heavily forested region, it seems a bit unusual that people wouldtake to charcoal like that. What might account for this?   I’d be happy to explain. So, a little bitago we spoke with a resident in Yanggang Province who explained that people inthe area were starting to use coal. Although it can be a bit messy when cookingand ash can fly all over the place, charcoal is simply cheaper than tinder,which explains why residents are using it to heat their home. Although thesavings is meager, saving money in any way possible is extremely important forNorth Korean residents. When I lived in North Korea, I burned wood exclusively.But there were times when I went to relatives homes and they were usingcharcoal. If you don’t properly grab the burnt briquettes with a pair of tongs,the brittle chunks can flake off and turn into dust. I remember thinking what apain it was to clean up.   Firewood, on the other hand, doesn’t flakeup and turn into dust. It’s easier to tend to as well because it doesn’t needto be replaced as often as charcoal. Finally, it doesn’t make a mess in thekitchen. A relative  told me a funny observation about this. Her husbandwas a Party cadre, and he received bribes in the form of charcoal. Part of mewas jealous of my friend for getting this coal for free, but I also kind ofresented her for it. Blackmail is the thing that enables cadres to live fat andhappy while the rest of the population has to struggle to make a living inorder to earn enough to be able to bribe those cadres. When I remember timeslike this, my conviction that North Korea needs to become a more equitablesociety becomes even stronger.    4. I couldn’t agree more, especially when Ihear stories like this that reveal how cadres live the easy life while ordinaryfolks are living hand to mouth. When you compare coal with firewood, is it safeto say that coal is more cost effective to use? Yes, that’s right. As I said earlier, bylooking at whether residents elect to use coal or wood as their tinder, we canknow a lot about their lifestyle and socio-economic class. It’s also possibleto know about their work conditions. First of all, those with the means toafford it have a higher probability of selecting firewood to keep their housewarm. If you calculate the price of the total amount of wood needed for thewinter season, it comes out to about 5 cubic meters or 2 tons of coal. So thetotal cost of wood would be about 750,000 KPW (about US $90.70), and the totalcost of coal would be about 660,000 KPW (about US $79.90). When I break downthe prices like this, I think it becomes evident what kind of resident wouldbuy the more expensive option. Those who use wood pay90,000 KPW (~ US $10.90) more than those who pay for coal. This might not soundlike a big difference, but for many North Korean residents who are forced toscrimp and save, this is a significant amount. That is why our source hasalerted us that, as a generality, the well-off residents tend to use firewood.   Furthermore, with the pre-split firewood,all you have to do is grab a couple handfuls and bring them in from storage.It’s harder to use coal. First you need to cut the coal and then dry it out inthe sun. After a few days, you have to carefully put that in storage. Then,when it’s time to heat the house, it’s quite a nuisance because you have to goback and forth from the storage to the stove. Compared to wood, using coal is apain in the neck. 5. Last time you explained a bit about howwood enters the marketplace, but I’m curious how transportation networks bringcoal to Pyongyang Province, which has no coal mines of its own.   First of all, coal gets imported to NorthHamgyong’s Myongchon County. Then the merchants go to mines in Myongchon topurchase and load up with coal. Truckers rent out spots to merchants who ridealong and pay to use the trucks to transport the coal. They will sometimesbring Yanggang Province’s specialty potatoes to sell at high prices in areasaround the mine. They also use the potatoes to get a better deal on coal byincluding them in the exchange. Coal merchants typically gather together sothey can split costs. This includes truck rental, trip fees, gas money. Thesecosts are all reflected in the final price of the coal when the merchants bringit into Hyesan. Many of the coal merchants around the country engage inbusiness in a similar manner to this.   We’ve heard that both merchants who operatetheir own trucks and those who rent space on a truck earn a significant profit.In their luckiest days, they purchase the coal at low prices and make moneyhand over fist. However, once they get to Hyesan, they have to set prices atmarket-determined rates. Usually, the coal merchants don’t make the final saleto the consumers. Rather, they sell to middlemen who go around to villages andtowns selling large amounts at a single time. 6. It’s sometimes said that overall NorthKorean’s lives are improving, but there are still a good amount of people whostill have a tough life. I’m curious how people save up enough money to buycoal and firewood in bulk. Since coming to power, the Kim Jong Unregime has done very few market crackdowns. The result of this is thatresidents are able to make a much better living these days than they did inyears past. However, there are still families that struggle to financially planand save beyond the next meal. For these people, purchasing tinder in bulk israther difficult. In these instances, the poorer residentstend to purchase wood or coal in smaller amounts. It’s a bit less convenient,but they can get along well enough. At the market, there are vendors who sell woodfor small bundles of 8 or 12. There are also vendors who sell charcoal by thebrick, and our source indicates that there are indeed people who are so hard upfor money that they need to buy a day’s worth of heating fuel in a time. But these small amounts are only availablefor purchase in city markets. In the countryside, it’s more common to buy awhole season’s worth in a single purchase. When I was in North Korea, after thefall harvest, I would go up into the mountains for a few days and collect firewood.Upon my return, I would make enough kimchi for the whole year. That way, whenit was time to ring in the new year, I could rest at ease knowing that myfamily would be provided for during the frigid winter.   I know that our North Korean listeners areputting a lot of thought and effort into preparing for the winter season.Compared to South Korea, it’s really cold up there, so I hope that you all canbundle up and stay warm. Until next time, Goodbye! AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] News News Ordinary Pyongyang residents have not received government rations since mid-April last_img read more

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OSC explains Coventree sanctions

James Langton The OSC panel says that the violations “require significant sanctions as a matter of specific and general deterrence”. It notes that there were multiple violations, which contributed to the case’s severity. And, it says that it also considered the size of the firm. “A nominal financial sanction relative to the size and financial resources of an issuer does not accomplish our goal of specific and general deterrence,” it notes. The panel also considered various mitigating factors, including: there was no evidence that the executives intentionally breached securities law, or attempted to intentionally mislead shareholders; and that it did discuss some of the important issues that the commission thought should be publicly disclosed in its shareholder letters, and in its management’s discussion & analysis. Moreover, the panel notes that the disclosure decisions facing Coventree “raised difficult and relatively complex issues in the face of the unprecedented market impact of the credit crisis that occurred in August 2007.” It also says that their disclosure failures were less egregious than a number of other recent incidents, including cases involving YBM Magnex International and Biovail Corp. And, not only did Cornish and Tai not profit from Coventree’s breaches, but, the panel notes, “as controlling shareholders of Coventree, they suffered substantial financial losses as a result of the events that gave rise to this proceeding.” Finally, the panel says that there was “a very high level of co-operation” by each of the accused with the investigation; the firm’s board didn’t object to the executives’ decisions; and, Coventree and its board acted responsibly in appointing a special committee of independent directors to investigate the allegations. Ultimately, it decided to impose a $1.0 million administrative penalty on the firm, and a cumulative $1.0 million penalty on the two executives. It also imposed $250,000 in costs, far less than the $1.5 million that OSC staff sought. The panel says that the reduced cost award does not imply any criticism of OSC staff, but that it decided to impose lower costs for several reasons. For one, the accused and their counsel were helpful and “did not waste our time at the hearing”; OSC staff wasn’t successful on all of its allegations against Coventree; the case raised complex legal issues that hadn’t been addressed by the OSC before; and it was also concerned about being unduly punitive in costs awards. It also found that a one-year prohibition on Cornish and Tai acting as an officer or director of a reporting issuer was sufficient as a deterrent. “We did not consider it necessary in the circumstances to impose any other market conduct prohibitions on Cornish or Tai. That was not necessary in order to protect investors or our capital markets from their future conduct,” it says. The decision also notes that OSC staff requested that the panel issue an order preventing Cornish or Tai from acceptingany indemnification from Coventree for their administrative penalties. However, the panel ruled that the defendants weren’t notified that it would seek such an order, and so, “In our view, staff cannot now seek to do so.” Moreover, it said that it doesn’t have the authority to make that sort of order; but that OSC staff could negotiate this sort of provision in a settlement agreement. Mouth mechanic turned market manipulator PwC alleges deleted emails, unusual transactions in Bridging Finance case Keywords Asset-backed securities and commercial paper,  EnforcementCompanies Coventree Inc., Ontario Securities Commission An Ontario Securities Commission panel says that failed investment bank Coventree Inc. and a couple of its top executives deserved significant sanctions for their multiple disclosure failures. However, in its reasons for the decision on sanctions released today, the panel explained why it declined to levy the hefty costs award that its staff sought. Earlier this year, the OSC found that Coventree and a couple of its key executives, Geoffrey Cornish and Dean Tai, violated disclosure rules when they failed to inform the market about material changes in the asset-backed commercial paper market before that market ultimately failed in August 2007. The commission levied $2.25 million in financial penalties against them, along with other sanctions. BFI investors plead for firm’s sale Related news Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitter read more

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News Roundup: VW hires everyone’s favourite personal assistant, Siri

first_imgCreated with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 2019 Volkswagen Jetta  Derek McNaughton / Driving The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Nick Tragianis / Driving Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” We’ve had but a glimpse of the redone Corolla hatchback, but it was enough to leave us feeling excited and a little more intimidated than we expected. Like, we know it’s a Corolla, but it looks mean. Maybe it’s the black tones. Here’s what we know leading up to its release at the LA Auto show. See More Videos advertisement GM to expand its vehicle sharing app to include other auto brandsCreated with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Maven expands its car-sharing platform to include a peer-to-peer offering that enables owners and eligible lessees to earn money by renting their personal Chevrolet, Buick, GMC or Cadillac car or truck model year 2015 and newer to driving members. The service is available now in beta in Chicago, Detroit and Ann Arbor, Michigan. Trending Videos GM is doubling down on the sharing economy. Maven, which was launched by the brand in early 2016, currently allows drivers to rent GM vehicles for short-term periods. But soon, users will be able to borrow anything motorized (given its from 2015 or newer) including boats, campers and even lawn mowers, regardless of the make. Got a RV sitting in storage? Let someone else take it to Arizona for the winter and make some extra pocket change, so you can actually afford the gas for it come spring. Read more. ‹ Previous Next › The Cold Start is a round-up of automotive news to get you up to speed in the mornings, because it’s hard keeping pace in a digital traffic jam. Here’s what you missed while you were away. Hey Siri, congrats on your new gig at VWCreated with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22019 VW Jetta Execline PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca Volvo’s is running out of XC40s thanks to the popularity of its new(ish) subscription service, Care by Volvo. The company exceeded its inaugural sales predictions within the first four months of launching the project, and interest has yet to waiver. Here’s why so many people are jumping at the chance to pay $949 a month to not own a Volvo? If you’re a Volkswagen Car-Net app subscriber, there’s a compelling new reason to update to the latest IOS system. The app is now down with Siri, meaning you do things like lock and unlock the doors, set interior temperature, check fuel or charge, enable alarms and more, all by yelling at your iPhone. Good hire, VW. Good hire. Here’s what else she can do for you and your VW.Toyota’s upcoming Corolla gets a new platform and attitudeCreated with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22020 Toyota Corolla Teaser These off-road Jaguar F-Types are no indoor kittiesJaguar Special Vehicle Operations recently put together a pair of off-roading F-Types for the vehicle’s 70th birthday. They look race-ready with roll cages, 40 mm lifts, rally wheels and lights and everything else required to bring them up to FIA spec, which they are, but Jag insists they’re just commemorative and won’t actually be raced. Fine, but can we come to the birthday party?Volvo can’t keep up to its subscription service demandsCreated with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22019 Volvo XC40 Trending in Canada RELATED TAGSToyotaNews COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Al Charest/Postmedia / Drivinglast_img read more

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Campus adds 16 electric vehicle stations including Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant spaces

first_img“This is an exciting milestone and just one example of the cross-campus collaboration that is occurring as we strive to reduce the university’s carbon footprint,” said David Kang, vice chancellor for infrastructure and sustainability. The new EV charging ports, and all of the public campus spots, are marked on the ChargePoint app and can be found on CU Boulder’s campus map.The first EV charger was installed near the Wolf Law building in late 2010. In 2016, the growth of CU Boulder’s EV program was accelerated thanks to a grant from Charge Ahead Colorado. This funding was able to cover the cost of 14 charging ports on East Campus, with four at the Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building (JSCBB) and 10 at the Sustainability, Energy and Environment Community (SEEC).In 2017, CU Boulder’s Parking Services received the “Wired Workplace” award from the Colorado Energy Office and the Regional Air Quality Council thanks to their advancement of electric vehicle charging infrastructure on campus.The collaborative work of Parking Services, Transportation Services, the Environmental Center, Wolf Law, SEEC, Biotech and the Norlin Library combined with funding of more than $150,000 from multiple Charge Ahead Colorado grants has led CU Boulder to this significant milestone of 50 EV charging ports.“Getting to 50 EV charging ports on the CU Boulder campus could not have been accomplished without the work of so many campus partners,” said Tom McGann, director of CU’s parking services. “We are proud to do our part to support the university’s environmental initiatives.”Electrifying transportation is crucial for both Colorado and CU Boulder to attain their greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals. Transportation currently accounts for one-third of Northern Colorado’s greenhouse gas emissions, which puts the state in non-compliance with Federal Clean Air Act standards. In metro Denver, driving an EV today is the equivalent of getting 50 miles per gallon based on carbon emissions, which will only increase as Xcel Energy’s power generation mix shifts to more wind and solar.For more information and resources for EV charging on campus visit the Parking & Transportation Services EV webpage.Categories:Deadlines & AnnouncementsSustainabilityInclusive ExcellenceCampus Community Published: March 2, 2021 CU Boulder recently activated 16 new electric vehicle (EV) charging ports in the Folsom parking garage, elevating the university to 50 EV charging ports on campus. Included in these new charging stations are the university’s first two EV spots that are designated for ADA parking spaces.Of the university’s 50 charging ports, 44 are for public parking and six spots are for CU Boulder fleet vehicles. The public charging ports are spread out across Main and East campuses and are open to parking permit holders and visitors, depending on the lot designation. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

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India’s health-tech industry may reach $50 billion by 2033: RBSA

first_img Adoption of AI/ML can disrupt healthcare services Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha India’s health-tech industry may reach $50 billion by 2033: RBSA MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Add Comment Share Related Posts Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Healthcare IT News Trade & Trends WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals e-Pharmacyhealth-tech industryRBSA Advisorstelemedicine Healthtech in India is expected to grow at a CAGR of 39 per cent over FY2020 – FY2023The Indian health-tech market is expected to grow at a 39 per cent CAGR over FY2020 – FY2023 and is expected to reach $50 billion by 2033, according to RBSA Advisor’s latest report titled “Unleashing the Healthtech Potential.”According to the report, the health technology market currently stands at $2 billion, less than one per cent of the overall healthcare industry.In India, the health-tech market can be broadly divided into six segments – telemedicine, e-pharmacy, fitness and wellness, healthcare IT and analytics, home healthcare and personal health management.Pharm-Easy, Cure fit, Practo are some of the significant health-tech startups that have caused a stir and taken the market by storm.Rajeev Shah, CEO, RBSA Advisors, said, “The pandemic and adoption of technology in healthcare has brought a quantum shift in the sector. In recent years, we have seen some of the most significant deals, and the Indian health-tech sector has received close to $1.6 billion in funding since 2017. There is a huge opportunity for growth within health-tech because of the meagre market share in the broader healthcare sector. The most crucial factors driving the growth currently are COVID-induced restrictions and safety protocols, and the acceptance of technology in the industry. As the industry is looking to grow at a phenomenal rate, the investors are ready to invest in this sunshine sector.” By EH News Bureau on May 24, 2021 Read Article Comments (0) Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025last_img read more

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Police on Full Alert

first_imgRelatedPolice on Full Alert FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Deputy Commissioner of Police in Charge of Operations (DCP), Glenmore Hines, is assuring Jamaicans that the police is on full alert and will be carrying out regular duties across the island.He told JIS News that all divisional officers have been mobilised and deployed to provide security against any criminal activities.A number of communities across the island have suffered significant road and infrastructural damage from the heavy torrential rains associated with Tropical Storm Nicole.Some of these communities include August Town, Red Hills Road, and Kintyre in Kingston; Thompson Pen, Bog Walk Gorge, and Serenity Park in St. Catherine; Four Path and Portland Cottage in Clarendon; Burnt Savanna and Fullerswood in St. Elizabeth; and the Junction road in the vicinity of Castleton in St. Mary. In Westmoreland, a number of homes and businesses along Darling and Beckford Streets, including the Savanna-La-Mar Cooperative Credit Union were severely damaged, while the Savanna-la-Mar Baptist Church was destroyed.The severity of the damage in many of these communities has raised security concerns as displacement and dislocation heightens.Rainfall associated with Tropical Storm Nicole is forecasted to continue for the next three days. Advertisements RelatedPolice on Full Alertcenter_img RelatedPolice on Full Alert Police on Full Alert National SecuritySeptember 29, 2010last_img read more

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Department of School Services to be Established

first_imgRelatedEmphasis on Compliance – Finance Minister A Department of School Services (DSS) is slated to be established in the new fiscal year, to coordinate activities and provide a stronger focus on school improvement and accountability.The DSS is aimed at improving the quality of education and output from the system.This was disclosed by Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, while delivering the Throne Speech on Thursday, February 19, at Gordon House.The Governor-General said the Government will also embark on a rationalisation programme of the early childhood sector to convert under-resourced basic schools into infant departments of primary schools.As it relates to safeguarding the nation’s children, the Governor-General informed that significant review of the Child Care and Protection Act and the Children (Adoption of) Act, have been completed.In addition, he said the Green Paper for the National Youth Policy has been completed and focuses on a “joined-up” approach, placing youth at the centre of development.The Throne Speech, titled ‘Partnership for Development: Inclusive Growth…Expanding Opportunities’, outlined the priority programmes and policies to be pursued by the Government during the new fiscal year. Advertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Story HighlightsA Department of School Services (DSS) is slated to be established in the new fiscal year, to coordinate activities and provide a stronger focus on school improvement and accountability.The DSS is aimed at improving the quality of education and output from the system.This was disclosed by Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, while delivering the Throne Speech on Thursday, February 19, at Gordon House.center_img RelatedSignificant Economic Gains Last Year Department of School Services to be Established Budget 2015/2016February 20, 2015Written by: Chris Patterson RelatedBudget Of $641.56 Billion For 2015/16last_img read more

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Covid-19 deaths in NI care homes to be reported

first_img Twitter WhatsApp Facebook The North’s First and Deputy First Ministers have moved to address concerns over the way Covid-19 testing is carried out in Northern Ireland.At present, deaths in care homes are not counted in the daily Covid-19 statistics, but Deputy First MInister Michelle O’Neill says testing will be ramped up, and weekly statistics will now be published outlining care home deaths. .She says the results are likely to be sobering……Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/oneill5pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Harps come back to win in Waterford By News Highland – April 15, 2020 Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction WhatsApp Google+ Previous articleSix more Covid-19 deaths in Northern IrelandNext articleEvening News, Sport, and Obituaries on Wednesday April 15th News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebookcenter_img Pinterest Pinterest AudioHomepage BannerNews Covid-19 deaths in NI care homes to be reported News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter Google+last_img read more

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