City A.M.’s shadow monetary policy committee unanimously vote to hold interest rates

first_img City A.M.’s shadow monetary policy committee unanimously voted in favour of holding rates for a third consecutive month.In November City A.M’s panel of economists and experts voted to hold, with the majority citing Brexit concerns.An eventful six weeks later and the panel has maintained its view that there still was not enough clarity around Brexit to hike rates despite strong wage growth and low unemployment.The panel noted that recent accelerated wage growth, which hit a ten-year high earlier this month, pointed towards potential future hikes.This month’s chair Mike Bell, market strategist at JP Morgan Asset Management said global risks, trade tensions and the negative impact Brexit was having on consumer and business confidence meant it was not the time to raise rates. Ruth Gregory, Capital EconomicsHoldHold for now given the signs of cooling economic activity and the risk of a “no deal” Brexit. But with domestic price pressures building, signal further hikes are on the way. Share whatsapp Several panellists hoped the Bank would signal that further hikes could be on the way into next year.But Janus Henderson Investors’ analyst Simon Ward said the most recent hike in August was looking like a “dreadful mistake” as the government appeared prepared for a no-deal Brexit.The UK inflation rate dropping to 2.3 per cent in November will also satisfy the MPC and was below the Bank’s expectation of 2.5 per cent. Jacob Nell, Morgan StanleyHoldGiven the range of Brexit outcomes, the MPC should wait for more clarity while noting that an economy running at capacity and pay at a cycle-high point to higher rates. Guest Chair: Mike Bell, JP Morgan Asset Management Tej Parikh, Institute of DirectorsHoldIt’s best for the Bank to hang tight for now, at least until the nature of Brexit clears up a little – anything else would be a stab in the dark. The Bank of England has no choice but to hold interest rates when its monetary policy committee meets tomorrow as Brexit uncertainty continues to loom large, city economists have warned.The Bank’s rate-setting monetary policy committee (MPC) will announce its decision at midday and is expected to leave rates unchanged at 0.75 per cent. Jeavon Lolay, Lloyds BankHoldThere are further indications that demand has been affected by rising uncertainty relating to Brexit. The current stance remains appropriate as we wait for greater clarity in the coming months. Simon Ward, Janus HendersonHoldWith the global and UK economies rapidly losing momentum, and the government apparently prepared to risk a crash Brexit, the August hike is beginning to look like a dreadful mistake. City A.M.’s shadow monetary policy committee unanimously vote to hold interest rates Callum Keown HoldOn the one hand, accelerating wage growth and low unemployment argue in favour of higher interest rates.On the other hand, global risks are rising with a slowdown in Europe, a late cycle US economy and continued trade tensions.Add into the mix the ongoing uncertainty around Brexit, and the negative effect it is having on consumer and business confidence and it feels like now is not the time to raise rates.Ultimately, the downside risks to growth seem greater than the risk of a sharp increase in inflation. Kallum Pickering, Berenberg​HoldRecent upside surprises in wages signal the need for a continued gradual tightening. However it is better to hold off for now to see how Brexit plays out. Simon French, Panmure GordonHoldWith the recent fall in the global oil price, uncertainty over the supply side changes due to Brexit and scant evidence of sustained core inflation there no urgency to change the bank rate. whatsapp Wednesday 19 December 2018 5:25 pm Vicky Pryce, CEBRHoldWhile wage growth has picked up, manufacturing went into reverse again after the summer boost, services and retail spending remain under pressure and business optimism is suffering as the Brexit approaches. Tags: Trading Archivelast_img read more

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Municipal workers, Wrangell Borough officials return to bargaining table

first_imgLocal Government | Southeast | SyndicatedMunicipal workers, Wrangell Borough officials return to bargaining tableJune 29, 2017 by Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska News Share:International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers representative Julius Matthew walked the picket line with Wrangell municipal workers Lorne Cook, Dwight Yancey and Andrew Scambler before the strike ended. (Photo courtesy IBEW)Wrangell’s municipal employees’ strike is over, at least for now.The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and Wrangell Borough officials returned to the bargaining table today. That came as the 24 striking workers went back to their jobs.IBEW leader Dave Reaves said the union emailed Wrangell Borough officials Wednesday, asking for talks to resume.“We’d be willing to put the unfair labor practice … in abeyance, which basically means it would be paused or put on hold if they were willing to come back and talk,” Reaves said.The municipality agreed. Interim Borough Manager Carol Rushmore said the two sides planned to begin talks at 9 a.m. today.She confirmed that striking workers were back on the job.Union members went on strike June 22. That came after the union and municipality rejected each other’s final contract offers.The main difference between the two sides is a wage increase. The borough offered 75 cents an hour, while the union proposed $2.50 an hour.Union members left the picket line to help with several emergencies during the strike.Reaves said electrical crews took care of two power outages.“The first day, there was an eagle that got into some lines. The linemen responded and fixed that. That outage included the hospital,” Reaves said. “The other day there was another outage, a transformer had internal problems and a crew responded and fixed that too.”During the strike, the municipality hired temporary workers to fill in for striking employees. About 35 managers and other non-union staff continued to work.Share this story:last_img read more

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UK high earners mapped: If you work in Tower Hamlets you’re probably paid more than people who live there

first_img whatsapp Billy Ehrenberg Where are the best places to work in the UK if you want to make money? And where do high-powered professionals have superior spending power to the natives?According to data from the Office of National Statistics (ONS), there are some big gaps between the amount earned by residents in certain areas and the amounts earned by those who work there. The data shows the pull of the capital: in central London , especially in Tower Hamlets, the highest earners commute in, while the south east is a hotbed of residential wealth. Commuting is the key word, of course, because often people work in the area in which they live and the ONS data doesn’t discriminate. Here are the results, mapped. Blue areas show where workers earn more than residents; the deeper the blue, the greater the difference. Yellows, oranges and reds show the areas where residents are wealthier than those who work there. It is worth noting that the ONS indicates some values are too unreliable, or that the data might disclose personal information. This might affect the median wages of workers or residents. Where one or both values are compromised, we haven’t included the data.To scroll past the map on mobile, swipe down on the right-hand side of the screen. Click on any local authority to reveal the difference between workers’ median pay and that of the residents.The data used is annual median gross wages, with the median preferred to the mean to avoid the skewing of figures by especially high or low outliers. This means taking the value at which 50 per cent of the sample is above and 50 per cent below.Many of the areas where workers earn more than residents are cities: Aberdeen, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Nottingham, Coventry, Reading, Derby, Exeter, Leicester and Southampton are all examples.London is an exception, possibly because of its size, and Glasgow has two areas of higher residential earnings just outside: East Dunbartonshire and East Renfrewshire.Here is a chart showing the 10 local authorities where the difference is greatest in favour of residents (first 10) and the 10 where the gap is biggest in favour of workers.Notably missing from the list is the City of London, which would have offered some valuable insight. Luckily for politicians, workers in Westminster earn less than those resident there, although both groups earn around £11,000 more than the UK median, which is £22,044.In the north, the general trend for residents to earn more than workers is repeated but the differences are less and wages lower. In West Lancashire, one of the northern authorities with a larger gap, residents earn £22,005 and workers £18,363 – both below the national average.   Thursday 20 November 2014 5:24 am whatsapp Show Comments ▼center_img Tags: NULL by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May Likezenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailPost FunGreat Songs That Artists Are Now Embarrassed OfPost FunMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorLoan Insurance WealthDolly Parton, 74, Takes off Makeup, Leaves Us With No WordsLoan Insurance WealthPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. 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News / HMM finally sails into the black after 21 quarters, but half-year is still red

first_img After 21 consecutive quarters of negative results, HMM has finally moved into the black.The carrier posted a net profit of $23m for Q2 20, compared with a loss of $54m for the same period of 2019.The South Korean carrier has racked up billions of dollars in losses in the past five years as it struggled to restructure its liner business after being on the verge of bankruptcy in 2016 – the year that saw the demise of its larger compatriot, Hanjin Shipping.Nevertheless, HMM is still in the red at the half-year stage, carrying forward a loss of $31m.Q2 revenue, at $1.14bn, was 1.6% down on the previous year, achieved despite liftings declining 22% to 894,000 teu.This is further evidence of the significant freight rate hikes resulting from carriers’ aggressive capacity management to mitigate the impact of Covid-19.HMM said it’s profit was due to “cooperation with THE Alliance and the deployment of 24,000 teu class containerships since April 2020”.It added that the operating profit for both its container and bulk carrier businesses had “turned black, mainly led by rationalisation of service routes, cost reduction and increased freight rates”.It added: “The profitability in the main east-west tradelanes contributed to an enhanced business performance. However, the market outlook remains uncertain.”It cited the threat of a second wave of the pandemic in the winter season and geopolitical trade tensions between the US and China as the main risk factors in its outlook.“Freight rates on the transpacific are expected to remain strong over the short term, driven by an increase in freight volumes as the US starts to resume economic activities,” said HMM.It said the forecast for the Asia-North Europe tradelane was “fairly balanced from supply and demand perspectives” but that intra-Asia trade would be “challenging amid mounting competition between carriers”.The carrier said it would “continue to fully utilise its assets, including its 24,000 teu containerships in line with the service products of THE Alliance”.The final ship in a series of 12 24,000 teu ULCVs from South Korean yards and funded by the state, the HMM St Petersburg, will be delivered next month.In April, South Korean President Moon Jae-in reaffirmed his government’s support for the shipping industry, saying he wanted to see HMM re-emerge as a top-five global carrier. Currently it is 8th ranked, with a capacity of 652,000 teu, recently overtaking Yang Ming’s 608,000 teu liner fleet. To achieve a top-five position, HMM would need to almost treble its capacity.Meanwhile, THEA members have issued a network update covering September, confirming previous ad-hoc announcements on service adjustments.Responding to criticism that the vessel sharing alliance has been slow to react, particularly to increased demand from Asia to North Europe, the statement from THEA claims it had “acted swiftly and spontaneously to keep the supply chain moving”. © Ajdibilio By Mike Wackett 12/08/2020last_img read more

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Watch: How do coronaviruses spread?

first_img Helen Branswell How do coronaviruses spread?Volume 90%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard ShortcutsEnabledDisabledPlay/PauseSPACEIncrease Volume↑Decrease Volume↓Seek Forward→Seek Backward←Captions On/OffcFullscreen/Exit FullscreenfMute/UnmutemSeek %0-9 facebook twitter Email Linkhttps://www.statnews.com/2020/01/30/how-do-coronaviruses-spread/?jwsource=clCopied EmbedCopiedLive00:0001:4501:45  Hyacinth Empinado and Alex Hogan/STAT By Hyacinth Empinado , Alex Hogan , and Helen Branswell Jan. 30, 2020 Reprints @hoganalex Multimedia Producer Hyacinth creates videos and animations for STAT and is the senior producer of “The Readout LOUD” podcast. Senior Writer, Infectious Disease Helen covers issues broadly related to infectious diseases, including outbreaks, preparedness, research, and vaccine development. [email protected] The newly emerged coronavirus known as 2019-nCoV has been spreading rapidly through China and has been found in a number of other countries.Scientists are still working to understand exactly how this virus behaves. It is likely that it is spread through close contact with infected individuals, like other coronaviruses that caused MERS and SARS.Watch to learn more about how these germs spread and the best methods to prevent infection. Senior Multimedia Producer Alex coordinates video production and STAT Brand Studio projects.center_img Alex Hogan About the Authors Reprints [email protected] HealthWatch: How do coronaviruses spread? Hyacinth Empinado @sayhitohyacinth @HelenBranswell Tags Coronavirusinfectious diseasepublic healthlast_img read more

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Our preview ahead of the All-Ireland Rounders semi-finals featuring The Heath

first_imgHome Sport GAA Our preview ahead of the All-Ireland Rounders semi-finals featuring The Heath SportGAA WhatsApp Our preview ahead of the All-Ireland Rounders semi-finals featuring The Heath Twitter The Heath rounders teams travel to Mostrim in Longford on Saturday in a bid to book their places in the All-Ireland final, which will be held in Mountmellick on September 7.First up for The Heath on Saturday morning is the men’s semi final. Here they take on old foes Limekiln of Dublin which is a repeat of last year’s semi finals where The Heath won comfortably. However earlier on in the year in the league stages of the competition The Heath just got over the line against Limekiln, beating them by one score. It has all the makings of a great game.At 3pm it’s the turn of the mixed semi finals. The Heath are looking to keep their chances alive of winning three in a row when they take on Adamstown of Wexford.Form suggests that The Heath will be favourites for this semi-final, as they have come through the year winning all their matches to date. Adamstown can’t be taken lightly, though, and will be a tough opponent for the reigning two time champions.It’s sure to be a great day of rounders where the top teams in Ireland battle it out for places in the All-Ireland final.SEE ALSO – Laois student the highest achiever in well-known Kilkenny school with 625 points Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory WhatsApp Pinterest TAGSThe Heath rounders Facebook GAA GAA Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results Previous articleNational championships honour for two friends from Laois Marlins swim clubNext articleIn Pictures: The new Laois GAA LOETB Centre of Excellence is absolutely class Jamie Dowling RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By Jamie Dowling – 14th August 2019 Twitter GAA Pinterest Facebook 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshinlast_img read more

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Movie “Crossing,” It Was Painful And Difficult to Bear

first_img Movie “Crossing,” It Was Painful And Difficult to Bear Tracking the “unidentified yellow substance” being dried out near the Yongbyon Nuclear Center By Kim So Yeol – 2008.05.25 12:06pm AvatarKim So Yeol Analysis & Opinion Facebook Twitter [imText1]Whether a movie succeeds or not, the key actors and the director tend to receive the spotlight, but in the movie “Crossing,” the case is different.For the Assistant Director of “Crossing” Kim Chul Young, who defected in 1999, was forcibly repatriated to the North in 2001, and re-defected the same year, the movie contains a high dosage of himself, his past, and efforts. – “Crossing” is the second movie about North Korea since your movie, “The South of the Border…” The production process for “The South of the Border” was arduous and it was difficult to appease the audience. Afterwards, I decided not to make movies about North Korea anymore.However, when Director Kim Tae Gyun suggested making a movie together, the scenario appealed to me very much, but I vacillated quite a bit. I gave an excuse to Director Kim that I was working on another movie, but in actuality, making a movie about North Korea is extremely painful for me. I wanted to escape from my experience.When I met Director Kim Tae Gyun again, he said to me, “You guys are the parties concerned, so should other people step in or should you? I spoke with my wife at length about this. Ultimately, even though I have a difficult time recalling the painful times, the fact that there are still people suffering in the North provided the motivation for the production of the movie at hand.” – Tell us about your specific role as the assistance director played in the movie.“When we first entered production, I started out as the 2nd Assistant Director for the production. Then, the Assistant Director suddenly had to quit and the Director sought me out in February 2007 and suggested that I step up the position. Subsequently, I visited Yangsan in South Gyeongsang Province, Kangwon Province, Mongolia, China, etc. and started hunting locations.In the movie, the main character, Yongsoo, works in a timber yard in China after he defected, but since I had experience working in an actual timber yard, I helped make the place. I also helped recreate a North Hamkyung Province village and a Mongolian market. In the jangmadang and concentration camp scenes, 30-some defectors participated. When they told me that the sets “reminded them of their hometowns,” I felt good. Also, I worked on the attires, badges, and shoulder straps of North Korean soldiers as well as revising the script for them. My wife, who was born in North Hamkyung Province, also lent a hand in revising the script. – From the perspective of a producer, comment on the movie “Crossing”“I cannot say that the movie portrays the reality of North Korea 100 percent, but I do think it portrays at least 10 percent of the reality.There was a scene of the beating of a repatriated pregnant woman, who was brought to a concentration camp, but the direction team raised some objections. Showing scenes of a severe act called “Pump,” which entails sitting up and down, and the police stepping on the stomach of the woman because was too real of a portrayal, so the level had to be toned down a bit.” – What was the most challenging aspect during production? “The movie was filmed in three countries, which brought challenges of its own, and it was also difficult to lead the supporting actors. The direction team and the Director suffered a lot because they had to take command of 150~200 some people with whom there were language barriers.– Could you tell us about your defection process?“I was born in Sariwon, North Hwanghae Province. I never thought that North Korea is a socialist country (the details have been omitted due to the individual’s request). I defected in 1999 and stayed in China for two years, then was detained by the Chinese police in February 2001. I have passed through the frontier unit in Hoiryeong, a reeducation camp in Musan, and a concentration prison in Chongjin, then defected again and ended up in the South.I still remember Tumen River, which I crossed when I defected. The width of the river is only 30-some meters, but at the time, one meter felt like several kilometers and each moment felt like several days.”– What do you plan to do in the future? “I am a movie director. Recently, I went down to the countryside and wrote a scenario, which I want to make into a movie. I also think that I can make a good action and horror movies, not just a movie which contains sadness and pain. The storylines of action movies are simple, but they can also convey clear messages. Just as movies about the Vietnam War can show the immorality of the enemy country while rescuing the POWs, for example, or human rights, I think that action can win the hearts of the audience. I am now in the process of revising the scenario, making the characters come alive, and putting the finishing touches.” Analysis & Opinion center_img Pence Cartoon: “KOR-US Karaoke” Analysis & Opinion Analysis & Opinion Is Nuclear Peace with North Korea Possible? RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR SHARElast_img read more

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Father recovers prized Mustang 15 years after selling it to cover family medical bills

first_img Xb_je464″>PlayBMW has unveiled new all-electric vehicles in its i brand stablePlay2022 McLaren Artura | First Look | Driving.caPlay2021 Ford Explorer Timberline | First Look | Driving.caPlay2022 Honda Civic | First Look | Driving.caPlay2022 Hyundai Kona N | First Look | Driving.caPlayShanghai 2021 auto show sees raft of new EVsPlayAudi A6 e-tron | First Look | Driving.caPlay2022 Santa Cruz | First Look | Driving.caPlayFirst Look | 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS | DrivingPlay2021 Genesis GV70 | First Look | Driving.ca Here’s what we found out today about these silky, silent machines.The i4 eDrive40 is rear-wheel-drive EV with a power output of 335 horsepower and an estimated full-charge range up to 475 kilometres. The all-wheel-drive i4 M50, the first EV to wear the coveted M badge, boasts 536 ponies and an estimated range of 385 km.The gran coupes’ prodigious power comes from the fifth generation of BMW’s eDrive technology, with the electric motor, power electronics and one-speed transmission all together in one housing. The new generation of lithium-ion batteries feature a maximum DC fast charging capacity of up to 200 kW and AC Level 2 charging of up to 11 kW. The battery packs are located in the floor, resulting in the i4’s centre of gravity being 33 mm (BMW i4 M50) and 53 mm (BMW i4 eDrive40) lower than on a 3 Series sedan.The high-voltage 83.9-kWh (81.5 kWh net) battery features four modules with 72 cells each and three 12-cell modules.The i4 comes standard with a Combined Charging Unit (CCU) that allows for a Level 2 zero to 100 per cent charge in less than eight hours, according to BMW. Using a DC fast-charger, the i4 can take on 145 kilometres of range in 10 minutes. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Using a DC fast-charger, the i4 can take on 145 kilometres of range in 10 minutesBMW Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2The rear-wheel-drive 2022 i4 eDrive40 has 335 hp and an estimated range of 483 kilometres.BMW Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22022 BMW i4 eDrive40.BMW Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22022 BMW i4 eDrive40.BMW Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22022 BMW i4 eDrive40.BMW Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2The battery and powertrain systems on theBMW i4.BMW Trending Videos BMW engineers just couldn’t help themselves. And who can blame them?Not only did they reveal to the world today their much-anticipated all-electric sedans – along with the iX crossover — but they doubled down on that charge into the EV segment with a mighty M version. RELATED The Rimac Nevera EV hypercar can nail 96 km/h from zero in under 2.0 seconds BMW has unveiled new all-electric vehicles in its i brand stable The electric motors are made without the use of rare earth materials, and the proportion of secondary aluminum used in the i4 helps to make manufacturing more sustainable. As much as the i4’s exterior exudes BMW style and grace, the interior is possibly the best design feature of the entire vehicle. As with all BMWs, it’s a driver-focused cockpit with a very slim and low instrument panel. The real centrepiece is the all-new curved display, a frameless, single-piece glass surface angled towards the driver. The 12.3-inch information display and 14.9-inch control display merge into a single driver- focused unit.BMW went to great lengths during today’s reveal to note the sustainable aspect of not just the vehicles themselves, but the process in making them. These include commitments from all battery cell suppliers to only use electricity from renewable sources; the aluminum electric motor cases are manufactured from purely green energy; and only locally-generated hydroelectric power is used for the i4’s Munich production facility.And then there are the raw materials used in the vehicle, always a talking point in EV production. According to BMW, the high-voltage batteries contain less than 10 per cent cobalt content. and the BMW Group procures the required cobalt for its battery cell production itself and then makes it available to the battery cell suppliers. The lithium is also sourced under transparent conditions that are monitored by the BMW Group, coming from hard-rock deposits in Australia. See More Videos Rolls-Royce’s all-new ‘Silent Shadow’ model sure sounds electric The i4 eDrive40 and i4 M50 are 2022 models that are expected to arrive in Canada early next year. No pricing has been released, and BMW Canada plans to open up pre-ordering on the ‘gran coupes’ next month. COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS RELATED TAGSBMWSedanElectricElectric VehiclesNew VehiclesPreviewSustainabilityTechnology & InnovationElectric VehiclesEVsSustainabilitySustainable Design In terms of the chassis design, the i4 comes standard with lift-related shock absorbers, rear air suspension, electromechanical steering with Servotronic function, integrated braking system, DSC (Dynamic Stability Control) system and near-actuator wheel slip limitation. The
BMW i4 M50 adds adaptive M suspension with individually configured springs and shocks, specially designed anti-roll bars and an additional spring strut tower brace in the front end, along with variable sport steering, M Sport brakes and M light-alloy wheels up to 20 inches in diameter with mixed-size tires.The M model also comes with a sport boost function, that can be activated on demand by the driver is available whenever Sport mode is engaged and is used to tap the maximum output of both motors for quickest acceleration. The Sport Boost function increases the system’s combined drive power by 67 hp to its maximum of 536 hp for over 10 seconds. At the same time, combined torque is upped by 48 lbs.-ft to 586 lbs.-ft.FOR IN-DEPTH EV NEWS & ANALYSIS TUNE IN TO OUR PLUGGED-IN PODCASTThere is also a launch control function, standard on both models. Activating it allows the driver to accelerate with optimum traction with the accelerator pressed to the floor. Torque oscillations when stationary indicate that the drive system is ready for ‘launch’, at which point the full combined output is instantly made available.The i4 eDrive40 comes with standard 18-inch light-alloy wheels while 19-inch wheels are optional. The i4 M50 includes 19-inch M light-alloy wheels with mixed-size tires. Additional 19-inch and 20-inch wheels are optional.The M also gets specific design features. These include a front bumper with the signature U-shaped design of BMW M models; additional side air intakes to optimize brake cooling; the BMW kidney grille surround and the vertical trim around the air curtains come in Cerium Grey as do the exterior mirror caps and the inlays in the outer edges of the rear bumper, while the air breathers, the side sill trim strips and rear bumper trim are painted in high-gloss black. An optional M-specific spoiler on the tailgate rounds off the distinctive, performance-oriented appearance. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2BMW i4 M50i.BMW Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2BMW i4 M50i.BMW Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2BMW i4 M50i.BMW Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2BMW i4 M50i.BMW Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2BMW i4 M50i.BMW Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2BMW i4 M50i.BMW Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22022 BMW i4 M50i.BMW Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2BMW i4 M50i.BMW Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2BMW i4 M50i.BMW We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information.last_img read more

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Victims Of Today's Gold Run Condominium Fire Asked To Assemble At Condo Health Center; Temporary Lodging, Meal Service Made Available

first_imgA fire at the Gold Run Condominium Complex that started about 2:45 a.m. this morning has displaced an unknown number of University of Colorado at Boulder students and other residents.Three people were admitted to Boulder Community Hospital for smoke inhalation. At this point serious injuries have not been reported, according to officials at the scene. It is not yet known if any of the three people admitted to Boulder Community Hospital were CU-Boulder students.Boulder Fire Department officials this morning issued an urgent request that all persons affected by the fire assemble at the Gold Run Health Club on Shadow Creek Road as soon as possible. The Gold Run complex is located off 30th Street between Arapahoe Avenue and Colorado Avenue.The fire has affected a 36-unit building straddling two addresses, 2800 and 2802, and reportedly displaced about 50 residents. One of the two buildings reportedly sustained severe damage and was continuing to smolder at mid-morning today.CU-Boulder students affected by the fire are being directed to call the following numbers for more information on securing temporary shelter for the weekend and for assistance with contacting faculty about coursework and making other arrangements. The numbers to call are (303) 492-8476 or (303) 492-8477.Temporary shelter for students will be made available by the university today at the CU Recreation Center in the mat room. Some students reportedly have made arrangements to stay with friends or relatives.Temporary meal passes for CU-Boulder residence hall dining services also are available to students affected by the fire. Students who have been processed through the Gold Run Health Club or the Recreation Center can obtain the temporary meal passes.Campus Housing officials also are working with local hotels to provide temporary housing until permanent space can be identified. Plans for long-term shelter for displaced students will be announced later.Additional information on university services for students affected by the fire will be released as it becomes available and posted on the CU-Boulder Web site at www.colorado.edu. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Oct. 25, 2007 last_img read more

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Easy ways to eat local

first_img Published: Sept. 18, 2019 CU Boulder is known for a few things: gorgeous views of the Flatirons, Buff pride and community efforts to be environmentally sustainable.With 95% of students wanting to lower their carbon footprint (2017 campus sustainability survey), choosing locally sourced food can help. Our campus, and Boulder in general, offers plenty of quality food choices that make it easy to eat local. Here are some ways you can eat sustainably, both on and off campus.Learn more about food and sustainability by visiting the Sustainable Buffs Food Guide.Fresh greens and experimental recipesFor a true CU Boulder farm-to-table experience, visit the salad bar at the Village Dining Center in Williams Village. Fresh greens are grown right on campus at the Village Center Greenhouse, adjacent to the dining center. This state-of-the-art structure grows a variety of lettuces, with plans to expand crop types and sizes.In addition to the large selection of organic, natural and local products used in all campus dining outlets, Campus Dining Services strives to provide creative, tasty and health-conscious food. One example of this is the experimentation with recipes to create delicious and sustainable menu items, like the blended mushroom-beef burger.  Follow @CUBoulderLiving to learn about special events featuring locally sourced food throughout the year.Local food beyond campusShopping for local items at the grocery store or farmers markets can help you save money, eat healthy and support the local economy. Most grocery stores have signs indicating which items are grown or produced locally or in Colorado.The Boulder County Farmers Market is within walking distance to campus and is one of the best places to find fresh, seasonal food. Check it out on Wednesdays and Saturdays near Pearl Street, and review these tips before you go.Earn PIPsDid you know you could earn PIPs when you use reusable items at Alferd Packer Grill? Avoid the to-go containers and get 20 PIPs with your sustainable meal! Plus, take the Menus of Change trivia contest in the PIPs Rewards app and earn even more.Redeem your PIPs for local and sustainable options or gift cards to the Flatiron Meal Plan, Whole Foods, Chipotle, Tokyo Joe’s and more!Learn MoreConsider plant-based optionsAs you look for locally sourced foods, both on and off campus, consider trying out some plant-based meals. According to Project Drawdown, eating plant-based meals and reducing food waste are the third and fourth most effective ways to reduce carbon emissions globally out of the top 100 solutions. For some affordable and healthy ideas, like spicy green beans and chocolate zucchini muffins, we recommend the many plant-based recipes in the free cookbook Good and Cheap or Meatless Monday recipes. Start with dishes that are traditionally meatless, like quiche, dahl, quinoa salad or caprese.Including nut butters is a great way to make delicious, hearty plant-based snacks and meals. Even one day a week of plant-based meals has an impact!Sustainable Buffs is a series brought to you by the Environmental Center. Learn more sustainability tips and ways to get involved at colorado.edu/ecenter. Categories:Sustainable BuffsSustainabilityCampus Communitycenter_img Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

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