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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IIMK, IIHMR organise international conference on Global Health and Medical Tourism

first_img Discussions were held on how India is destined to become a global destination for medical tourismIndian Institute of Management, Kozhikode in association with Institute of Health Management Research (IIHMR) Jaipur, recently organised an international conference on Global Health and Medical Tourism (GloHMT). The chairperson of the conference was Prof Deepa Sethi, GloHMT and also present were Prof Federico Lega, SDA Bocconi School of Management, University of Milan, Italy and Robin Nunkoo, Associate Professor, University of Mauritius. The event was attended by 150 delegates and paper presenters.The plenary keynote address (virtual) was given by Jagdish Sheth, Charles H Kellstadt Professor of Marketing, Emory University Goizueta Business School, USA. This was followed by another keynote address by Dr Angappa Gunasekaran, Dean and Professor, The School of Business and Public Administration, California State University. Sheth highlighted about how India is destined to become a global destination for medical tourism and Dr Gunasekaran enlightened the participants about systematic perspective on the applications of big data analytics in healthcare management.At the inaugural ceremony, Prof Debashis Chatterjee, Director, IIM Kozhikode, gave a welcome speech where he spoke about the pains of organising a conference on a light note. He elaborated about the overall scenario of healthcare in India wherein he stated that the rise in the number of hospitals isn’t a sign of overall good health. He further expounded on the healthcare scenario with an example of the mortality rate of infants where about 48000 infants in India don’t live to see their fifth birthday. He also emphasised on how the US spends $475 per capita on healthcare as compared to just $75 in India.Dr MR Rajagopal, Chairman, Pallium India, Director, Trivandrum Institute of Palliative Sciences stated that a personal touch is very important during the course of a treatment. He mentioned, “It just shouldn’t be about protocols, procedures and treatments. Human touch is a very important aspect in healthcare and cannot be replaced with technology. He concluded his speech by saying that responsible healthcare is a must. Change is a must. The responsibility lies with the people.”Dr Naseer Yusuf, Vice President; Cardiology Club, Calicut, emphasised on India’s importance in the global healthcare scenario since India is a very important medical tourism destination. Dr Yusuf said, India offers state-of-the-art healthcare at low costs as compared to the rest of the world. However, he threw some light on the problems that patients travelling to the country for medical needs encounter as well. He emphasised on the importance of staying relevant and staying ahead of the learning curve. He urged the media to be more responsible and help promote India as a MVT destination. He signed off by saying, “If we work together we can achieve results and be the number one destination in the world.”Prof Federico Lega, SDA Bocconi School of Management, University of Milan, Italy said, “People travel for better quality, privacy and availability of medical treatments. However, with increasing regulations and changing patient demands, the industry is becoming more and more complicated by the day and service providers need to be more sophisticated with their business models to gain competitive advantages.” He further elucidated on the need to build new capabilities and leadership development in healthcare and medical tourism and suggested that global alliances will provide healthcare solutions with the help of disruptive technologies which can be accessible to all. He concluded by saying that in the healthcare industry one has to either adapt or die.Dr Narayankutty Warrier, Medical Director and Sr Consultant Medical Oncology, MVR Cancer Centre and Research Institute, stressed on the importance of healthy living for a better life. He explained how lifestyle diseases are on the rise and early detection can help prevent the onslaught of disease. He detailed how tobacco is the root cause of 50 per cent of cancers and stated that out of every two children in the Indian sub-continent one would be exposed to passive smoking. Talking on the importance of a healthy and balanced diet, Dr Warrier said that red and processed meats cause cancer and should be avoided or consumed in very low quantities.Dr Robin Nunkoo, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law and Management, University of Mauritius, spoke about the demand and supply in healthcare sector. People not only travel for entertainment but also for healthtainment. As a result there has been a rise in the number of people travelling for medical treatments and procedures. This has also lead to market expansion and rise in competition at a rapid pace. He also advised that healthcare providers should consider cultural compatibility as caring is very cultural-centric. He topped it off by by saying that there shouldn’t be a healthcare divide. As MVT improves healthcare standards it is important to ensure that the same standard of care is provided to all patients.Dr Tanuja Nesari, Director, All India Institute of Ayurveda, Ministry of Ayush, firstly spoke on the impact that women have had in every field and then she went on to say that new India isn’t about women development, new India is about women-led development. She then spoke about the impact that Ayurveda and other alternate methods of treatments have made in the last few years. Speaking about Ayush and its achievements, how it is helping India in wellness tourism. She compared it to the rest of the world and said that India is the best and very cost effective.The conference concluded with a valedictory ceremony where the guest of honours, Sreeram Sambasiva, District Collector, Kozhikode and Dr Sheila Balakrishnan, Professor, Head, Fertility Centre, Trivandrum Medical College, Trivandrum, graced the event with their presence. Sambasiva spoke about the importance of medical tourism and how institutes can contribute in the wide spread awareness of the concept at a national level.Some faculty members of IIM Kozhikode also attended the event and shared their insights on the topic of medical tourism. Prof Rudra Sensarma, Dean, Research, Innovation, Internationalisation, IIM Kozhikode, during his address to the participants of the conference said, “Medical tourism is gaining popularity due to a number of factors such as ageing population in the western countries, and high cost of treatments. These factors act as an opportunity for countries like India because an average individual who travels for medical tourism spends twelve times more than a normal tourist. This, in turn, acts as a value addition to India’s foreign earnings.”[email protected] AyurvedaAYUSHGlobal Health and Medical TourismHealthcareIndian Institute of ManagementInstitute of Health Management ResearchJaipurKozhikodeMedical Value TourismMVT The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Add Comment Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Related Posts Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Share IIMK, IIHMR organise international conference on Global Health and Medical Tourism News Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Comments (0) Read Article By Prabhat Prakash on March 12, 2019 last_img read more

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Update: Port Road traffic incident cleared

first_img Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme WhatsApp By News Highland – September 29, 2018 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Previous articleTraffic incident causing delays around Port RoadNext articleMan arrested following disturbance in Derry on Friday evening News Highland Twitter Pinterest Homepage BannerNews Google+ Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Facebook Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic DL Debate – 24/05/21 The collision which occured on the Port Road has now been cleared.The inbound lane off the Polestar Roundabout has reopened and traffic is flowing.Heavy disruption to traffic was caused as a result of a minor collision between a Garda patrol car and one other car.No one was injured in the incident. Update: Port Road traffic incident cleared Google+last_img read more

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VEC issues a peak alert for Tuesday, August 22

first_imgVermont Business Magazine Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC) is encouraging members to conserve electricity on Tuesday, August 22 between the hours of 3:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. This is when demand for electricity is expected to spike as a result of high temperatures throughout New England.Here is what people can do to help beat the peak during those hours.• Turn off all unnecessary lights.• Delay the use of major appliances like dishwashers, washing machines, and clothes dryers until after the alert time has passed.• Reduce use of air conditioning as much as is safely possible. VEC implements the Beat the Peak program to promote conservation during peak energy events.  Many of VEC’s costs are set during the annual New England peak, so if VEC members can limit consumption during that time period, they can help save money. According to CEO Christine Hallquist, “If VEC members can collectively beat the peak by conserving electricity during peak energy times, they can help to control costs that impact electric rates. In a cooperative, when one member conserves, we all save.”VEC began issuing Beat the Peak alerts in 2012. VEC members interested in helping to “beat the peak” can sign up to receive alerts by e-mail, text, or phone. For more information about VEC’s Beat the Peak program, visit VEC’s website at www.vermontelectric.coop(link is external) or call 1-800-832-2667.last_img read more

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New NCUA board member McWatters outlines action priorities

first_img 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr J. Mark McWatters, one day after being sworn in as the newest National Credit Union Administration board member, has announced his top priorities for his term at the agency. In a statement, he named regulatory relief, transparency, accountability, supporting low-income credit union members and promoting greater industry diversity as among items high on his list.“In discharging my duties, I will always welcome advice and counsel from the broader credit union industry, as well as from the management and members of individual credit unions,” McWatters said.“I assure you that I will thoughtfully and respectfully consider your perspectives as I independently analyze the issues presented. While we may differ from time to time in our analysis and conclusions regarding the structure and scope of specific regulatory and administrative actions, I assure you that your voice will be heard and considered.”McWatters said his initial focus as a member of the NCUA board would be in five areas: continue reading »last_img read more

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Credit Union Marketing Ideas

first_imgby: Laura AgadoniThe credit union philosophy of “people helping people” encompasses its members; credit unions are nonprofit financial cooperatives. Members reap the benefits of earnings in the forms of higher interest on deposits or lower loan rates. Successful marketing tends to involve the credit union members, and tried-and-true methods usually work. For example, one credit union that tried to buck what it considered staid marketing decided to offer barf bags with the slogan, “Is your bank making you sick?” Although the bag contained $425 worth of coupons, employees and customers thought the bags were gross, and the marketing campaign flopped.Christmas ClubThe Christmas Club might be a blast from the past, but credit union members like it, which makes this product a good one to market. Christmas Clubs do not really offer any special benefit other than giving credit union members a way to save for the holidays without needing to use credit cards and pay the piper in January. Christmas Clubs allow members to deposit money anytime they like in any amount, and members typically cannot withdraw the money until Nov. 1. By marketing the Christmas Club account, you show your members that you care about their needs, and you reinforce that your credit union cares about members. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

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Ronaldinho

first_img 22,645 Grand Pooba of Walksylvania 53,285 posts Sports Logos Posted August 7, 2006 53,285 posts 0 Ronaldinho Recommended Posts 0 Gothamite Members 0 Gothamite Share on other sites 0 Subside Sports has it. They’re top notch.http://www.subsidesports.com/uk/store/prod…=-1,page=2,brc=, 22,645 0 Well, if you want an authentic, those are expensive. Subside’s a couple bucks more, but not significantly more, and they have the best quality.What size are you looking for? Soccer.com has a small. Share this post panameno42 0 Posted August 7, 2006 MJWalker45 Posted August 9, 2006 Link to post 5,027 All Activity Posted August 9, 2006 Gothamite Followers 0 panameno42 5,027 22,252 posts Gothamite Share this post Sign in to follow this   Members Share on other sites 0 panameno42 Sign in to follow this   I would think so. I’m presuming that Brasil is like England or the US – they wear the same kit for two years. If that’s the case, then they’ve got a while to go and Nike will want to sell shirts in the meantime. Link to post Link to post panameno42 oh ok but will all the jerseyes be blank. cause i want his name and number. i dont wana deal with the hasle of mailing the jersey out and getting the name and number on it. 0 0 125 posts Share on other sites panameno42 Share this post 0 125 posts five boroughs, one City. SportsLogos.Net Followers 0 panameno42 22,645 Gothamite wil they make more of his jerseys at the end of the year or anytime soon? Members Forums Home Posted August 7, 2006center_img 53,285 posts 0 Members Members Link to post This topic is now closed to further replies. 0 Ronaldinho Posted August 7, 2006 Share this post Share on other sites Members Share on other sites Share this post 125 posts Gothamite SportsLogos.Net five boroughs, one City. Members 22,645 Link to post Posted August 7, 2006 0 22,645 they dont even have my size. and why the jesreys are so expensive?i hope theyll make more at the end of the year 0 Share on other sites Share on other sites Posted August 7, 2006 panameno42 0 Share this post It probably is delayed a bit. Same as the USA away jerseys. But I’m sure they should be restocked by September. Brazil starts qualifying for South American championships at the end of the year and I’m pretty sure they will be stocked by then. Of course you can always buy one blank and send it out to get the numbers put on it. You just have to be careful where you sned it and that they have the authentic numbers panameno42 Members 0 Share this post Link to post MJWalker45 Sports Logos Sports Logo News All Activity Link to post 22,645 22,645 By panameno42, August 7, 2006 in Sports Logo News 125 posts 22,645 Location:San Antonio, Texas 22,645 0 Share on other sites 0 0 Link to post Do anybody know where can i buy a authentic YELLOW ronaldinho 2006 world cup jersey on line in the US or online overseas? because this guy jersey is sold out everywhere and my backorder shipemnt was canceled. but one guys i met at my job was telling me that nike stop the production and they’ll most likey will release them again later on in the future like in january . is this true? 5,027 Go To Topic Listing Ronaldinho Share this post Forums Home five boroughs, one City. Sports Logo News 0last_img read more

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Packers place LB Nick Perry (knee) on injured reserve

first_imgPerry, 28, was selected by Green Bay with the No. 28 overall pick of the 2012 draft and signed a five-year contract worth $60 million with the Packers in March 2017 after posting a career-high 11 sacks in 2016.However, he’s recorded just 1.5 sacks and four quarterback hits this season.The Vikings (5-4) are slated to host the Packers (4-5) in an NFC North showdown at 8:20 p.m. ET Sunday. The decision opened a roster spot for rookie defensive lineman James Looney, who was signed to the active roster from the practice squad in a corresponding move.Perry initially hurt his knee in a Week 10 win over the Dolphins, though he has a history of injuries that previously forced him to miss 15 of a possible 32 regular-season games in his first two seasons. Nick Perry’s season is over.The Packers placed the veteran linebacker on injured reserve Saturday with a knee injury suffered earlier this month, the team announced. Aaron Rodgers’ brother rips Packers QB on Twitter after wildfire relief pledgecenter_img Related News Packers QB Aaron Rodgers pledges $1M to California wildfire relieflast_img read more

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Watch: Cruz’s three-run home run against the Blue Jays

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Paul Scholes: What i’m hearing about David de Gea is worrying

first_img Upd. at 21:56 20/05/2015 “It’s disappointing for United and it’s fans because we know what a great keeper he has been for these last two years and it will take a lot to replace him.” Paul Scholes says that what he is hearing from Manchester United about David de Gea is worrying. CESTcenter_img Scholes, a former Red Devils star, said: “What is coming out of the club is a little bit worrying to be honest with you. I can’t blame De Gea. He’s a Spanish lad and if Real Madrid want him then they stand a decent chance in securing his services.  The Spanish stopper is a prime target for Real Madrid this summer.  Sport ENlast_img read more

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