More travel chaos for Londoners tonight after train derails at Lewisham

Read more: Do you travel with the UK’s worst train company? More travel chaos for Londoners tonight after train derails at Lewisham Commuters are facing severe disruption on the Southeastern network during the evening rush hour after a freight train derailed at Lewisham. Southeastern said all services through the area will be disrupted by the derailment, with some services suspended. whatsapp Caitlin Morrison A freight train has derailed in the #Lewisham area. All services through the area will be disrupted, with some services suspended— Southeastern (@Se_Railway) January 24, 2017Disruption is expected to continue until the end of the day.The rail network said there is no service on the Crayford and Sidcup route to Charing Cross or Cannonc Street, while New Eltham, Mottingham and Lee stations are closed and Dunton Green, Knockholt, Chelsfield, Grove Park, Elmstead Woods and Chislehurst stations have a very limited service. Some will run with diversions: Tuesday 24 January 2017 3:29 pm Share by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksRelated ArticlesTop 10 Date Night In Movies & Films Of All Time10 Amazing RVs You Won’t Want To MissCoolest Home Gadgets You Need To Seeby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorUnify Health LabsRandy Jackson: This 3 Minute Routine Transformed My HealthUnify Health LabsOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutHealthyGemBaby Has Never Eaten Sugar Or Carbs, Wait Till You See Her TodayHealthyGemWarped SpeedCan You Name More State Capitals Than A 5th Grader? Find Out Now!Warped SpeedSportPirateMeet The Woman Catherine Bell Is Dating At 52SportPirateMaternity WeekAfter Céline Dion’s Major Weight Loss, She Confirms What We Suspected All AlongMaternity Week Meanwhile, the following will run on normal routes:  17:08 Cannon Street to Dover Priory will start at Blackfriars at 17:08 17:30 Cannon Street to Broadstairs will start at Blackfriars at 17:30 17:52 Cannon Street to Broadstairs will start at Swanley at 18:16 18:12 Cannon Street to Ramsgate will start at Blackfriars at 18:12 whatsapp Some evening peak services from Cannon Street will be revised: Hastings to Charing Cross  Ramsgate and Dover to Charing Cross  The Greenwich line The Bexleyheath line Hayes to London Charing Cross trains will run but are unable to call at Lewisham Trains that usually terminate at Tunbridge Wells will start from Victoria, and trains that usually start at Tunbridge Wells will be diverted to Victoria read more

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US economic growth unexpectedly slows in final quarter

first_img Tags: Trading Archive whatsapp Read more: Fed slows balance sheet reduction and holds line on ratesHowever, the Fed signalled earlier this month that it would hold rates at their present level longer than previously thought, citing slowdown in America and an uncertain global economic environment. US economic growth unexpectedly slows in final quarter Read more: US consumer confidence falls as worries about country’s economy mountThe new figure, released by BEA today, “is based on more complete source data” than its previous estimate, the bureau said, and still remains one of the highest growth rates among the world’s biggest economies. The UK economy grew by 0.2 per cent in the three months to January, the Office for National Statistics said earlier this month.The US’s fourth quarter annual GDP growth rate was considerably lower than the 3.4 per cent annual growth rate registered in the previous quarter. The revised figures bring US GDP growth to 2.9 per cent for 2018, up from 2.2 per cent in 2017, according to BEA data.Personal consumption expenditure growth also slowed, growing at 1.5 per cent in the fourth quarter compared to the quarter three. The previous three growth figures for the year were 1.6 per cent, two per cent, and 2.5 per cent.The data will contribute to the debate on the direction of the US Federal Reserve’s interest rates decisions. A slowdown in growth and consumer spending is the natural result of the Fed’s interest rates rises over the last two years. Harry Robertson center_img More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.com Thursday 28 March 2019 3:07 pm whatsapp Share America’s economic output grew more slowly than previously expected in the final quarter of 2018, at an annual rate of 2.2 per cent, figures released today showed.The 2.2 per cent figure, which amounts to 0.55 per cent GDP growth in the final quarter compared to the previous quarter, was 0.4 percentage points lower than the US’s Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) had estimated last month.last_img read more

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Martin Sorrell blasts ‘petty’ WPP after share awards cut over leak claims

first_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeLivestlyPlugs Have These Two Holes At The End, Here’s WhyLivestlyFactableAluminum Foil Uses You’ll Want to KnowFactableAll Things Auto | Search AdsNew Cadillac’s Finally On SaleAll Things Auto | Search AdsDaily Funny40 Brilliant Life Hacks Nobody Told You AboutDaily FunnyNational Injury BureauJury Finds Roundup Responsible For Lymphoma | Bayer To Pay $10 BillionNational Injury BureauBrake For ItSay Goodbye: These Cars Will Be Discontinued In 2021Brake For ItDrivepedia30+ Funny Photos Of Car Owners Having A Rough DayDrivepediaMoneyWise.comMechanics Say You Should Avoid These Cars In 2021  MoneyWise.comBlood Pressure Solution4 Worst Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure Solution Sir Martin Sorrell has become embroiled in a bitter row with WPP after his former company cut his share awards over accusations he leaked confidential information to the media. “They’ve had to go back several years to try and find an excuse to deny me what’s mine. I’ve left it to my lawyers to deal with. It seems like blind rage is driving them, not peanut or even coconut envy.” whatsapp Thursday 29 April 2021 4:22 pm Sir Martin Sorrell has frequently clashed with WPP since his acrimonious departure in 2018 (Getty Images) But he left the firm in 2018 following accusations of personal misconduct, which he has always denied. Martin Sorrell blasts ‘petty’ WPP after share awards cut over leak claims In its annual report published today, the advertising behemoth said the five-year payout for 2016 and 2017 awarded to Sorrell would lapse. Since his acrimonious departure the tycoon, who was paid £70m in 2015 and still holds shares in WPP, has frequently hit out at his former employer. “It’s a bit rich that they’re accusing me of leaks, given their own over the last three years,” he said in a statement given to City A.M. Sorrell described the decision as “just another case of peanut envy” and a “petty move”. Sorrell now runs S4 Capital, a London-listed digital advertising firm which now has a market value of £3bn. Sir Martin Sorrell has frequently clashed with WPP since his acrimonious departure in 2018 (Getty Images) Also Read: Martin Sorrell blasts ‘petty’ WPP after share awards cut over leak claims Sir Martin Sorrell has frequently clashed with WPP since his acrimonious departure in 2018 (Getty Images) Also Read: Martin Sorrell blasts ‘petty’ WPP after share awards cut over leak claims whatsapp James Warrington Share Sorrell founded WPP in 1985 and transformed it from a wire baskets manufacturer into the world’s largest advertising company. Tags: Martin Sorrell WPP Show Comments ▼ The FTSE 100 group said the decision was a result of Sorrell’s “disclosure of confidential information belonging to WPP and certain of its clients to the media during his tenure as a WPP director”.last_img read more

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Top Tweets and Facebook Comments of the Week

first_imgHome We Are Laois Top Tweets and Facebook Comments of the Week We Are Laois Laois County Council create ‘bigger and better’ disability parking spaces to replace ones occupied for outdoor dining SEE ALSO – ‘Unforeseen problem’ scuppers early allocation of Portlaoise houses These two Laois natives are going viral for their message left in O’Moore Park WhatsApp Pinterest WhatsApp Big shout out to all emergency workers, health staff, nurses, public sector workers, local authorities, and especially to these guys & girls @LaoisCivilDefen .. Lifesavers#StormEmma #Sneachta #BeastFromTheEast #snow #laois #gratitude pic.twitter.com/0lCWTsCq4v— Dr Eddie Murphy (@dreddiemurphy) March 2, 2018Facebook CommentsThere were hearty congratulations for this young Portlaoise soccer star Top Tweets and Facebook Comments of the Week I’m getting sick of all of the bread jokes so far; but I also haven’t seen anyone say “The Beast from the Yeast” yet and felt that I needed to contribute— Senan Hogan O’Brien (@senhob) February 28, 2018 And no-one wants a warning of further snow for Laois… we’ve had a long week! Petition for @elliekellymua to come to Laois , omg pleasee???— Annaaa? (@annabowex) February 7, 2018 I feel compelled to break my Lenten Fast from twitter. The first time since the citizens of @PortlaoiseParis built our church 54 yrs ago without Mass being celebrated Today. This is totally unprecedented and I pray and trust in time things can only get better. pic.twitter.com/Ux5BI64iag— fr paddy (@frpaddybyrne) March 2, 2018 Rugby Do you ever see an old pic of you and just want to cry cause you actually looked like that my god— Emma Grant (@_Emma_Grant) February 27, 2018 All these videos of dogs in the snow are amazing,10/10 keep em’ coming— Ciara Doyle ??✨ (@ciaradoyle27) February 28, 2018 Pinterestcenter_img Me to parents: nightMe to my dog: goodnight my sweet prince angel face beautiful gorgeous boy who I LOVE with my whole heart— aoife (@aoifecooneyy) February 23, 2018 Facebook Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Facebook Previous articleFr Paddy: Lent – a time to let goNext articleNews on re-opening of schools on Monday Siun Lennonhttp://heresosiun.blogspot.ie/2016/09/the-lekkie-piccie-experience.htmlSiún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics. By Siun Lennon – 3rd March 2018 TAGSFacebookTwitter All of this week’s Top Tweets and Facebook comments were about the same thing – we hardly need to mention the Beast from the East or Storm Emma again do we?But as cabin fever set in, the creative juices certainly got to work for this week’s Top Tweets.Top Tweets Laois County Council team up with top chef for online demonstration on tips for reducing food waste Council Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad Community We’ll certainly be keeping an eye out for more brilliant things from this young student who had a research paper published in a medical journallast_img read more

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Toronto, New York markets higher after big drop prompted by Greek debt woes

first_img Related news Buyers returned to North American stock markets Tuesday after frantic selling the previous session sparked by the Greek debt crisis drove most major indexes into the red for the year to date. The S&P/TSX composite index closed up a solid 63.18 points at 14,553.33, but still finished the first six months of the year with a slight loss courtesy of an almost 318-point plunge on Monday. Keywords Marketwatch TSX gets lift from financials, U.S. markets rise to highest since March The loonie was down sharply, off 0.64 of a U.S. cent at 80.06 cents amid speculation of a possible rate cut by the Bank of Canada after Statistics Canada reported gross domestic product contracted for a fourth consecutive month in April. Gareth Watson, director, of investment management and research with Richardson GMP, described the GDP numbers as “disappointing,” noting economists had been expecting a 0.1% gain versus the 0.1% loss the economy actually delivered. “It will get some people talking about potentially a technical recession if Q2 ends up being in negative territory,” Watson said. “But, more broadly speaking, the concern here is that the Bank of Canada might look at the data and feel that perhaps another interest rate cut is necessary … and, of course, the Canadian dollar will always fall on those expectations that rates are going to go lower.” In New York, indexes were also higher after big drops Tuesday, with the Dow Jones industrial average advancing 23.16 points to 17,619.51 following a 350-point drop Monday, its biggest of the year. The Nasdaq bounced back 28.40 points to 4,986.87 and the S&P 500 added 5.48 points to 2,063.12 and was marginally in positive territory for the year to date. In commodities, the August oil contract rose $1.14 to US$59.47 a barrel, while the August gold fell $7.20 to US$1,171.80 an ounce. Canadian markets will be closed Wednesday for the Canada Day holiday. New York markets will remain open but close Friday in advance of the July 4th Independence Day holiday on Saturday. Despite the recovery on markets Tuesday, Greece’s debt woes appear likely to drive volatility for some time to come. Currently, talks are at a standstill and the Greek people face a referendum on Sunday called by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to accept or reject austerity terms demanded by creditors. As a result, Athens seemed certain to miss a midnight deadline Tuesday to make a 1.6-billion-euro repayment to the International Monetary Fund. “It’s been said that the IMF will give them a month’s grace period before taking any type of action,” Watson said, adding that the next big date is July 20 “when it owes, I believe, the (European Central Bank) some money.” So expect ongoing volatility between now and July 20 “no matter what the outcome (of the referendum) and definitely if the answer is ‘No,”‘ he added. Share this article and your comments with peers on social mediacenter_img Canadian Press S&P/TSX composite hits highest close since March on strength of financials sector Toronto stock market dips on weakness in the energy and financials sectors Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

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Contract Signed for Health Clinic in James Hill, Clarendon

first_imgContract Signed for Health Clinic in James Hill, Clarendon UncategorizedMay 7, 2007 Advertisements RelatedContract Signed for Health Clinic in James Hill, Clarendon RelatedContract Signed for Health Clinic in James Hill, Clarendoncenter_img RelatedContract Signed for Health Clinic in James Hill, Clarendon FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail A contract valued at $19.2 million was signed today (May 7), by the Minister of Health, Horace Dalley for the construction of a Type Three health clinic at James Hill in Clarendon.The clinic will serve eight communities, including Corner Shop, Red Hills, Trout Hall, Crooked River, Grandfield, Nine Turns, Grantham and Johns Hall.Currently, residents in these communities have to travel miles to attend health centres located at Chapelton and Christiana. Construction of the health centre will last for four months.“It is indeed a very happy day for the citizens of James Hill. For many years the people have suffered from three main social amenities – telephone, a good water supply, so that they can do their domestic chores, and most importantly a very good up to date health facility,” said Mr. Dalley at the signing ceremony, held at the Ministry of Health.A Type Three health clinic provides full medical services: pharmaceutical, dental, maternal and child welfare, nutrition, family planning and immunisation.In the meantime, the Minister announced that $10 million would be spent this year to facilitate repairs to several health centres across the island.“We will be focussing on the smaller health centres that do not need much to repair. I do not want to have any health centre suffering from leaking roof when all you need is 15 sheets of zinc to fix it,” said Mr. Dalley.“Our health workers, our nurses and our community health aides have been working hard and I think they deserve a comfortable environment,” he added.The Minister said that work could not be done on all 400 health centres this year, and that priority would be given to those in the worst condition.The contract to construct the health centre in James Hill has been awarded to Walcan and Associates.last_img read more

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African, Caribbean and Latin America Art to be Showcased in New York

first_imgRelatedAfrican, Caribbean and Latin America Art to be Showcased in New York African, Caribbean and Latin America Art to be Showcased in New York UncategorizedSeptember 28, 2007 RelatedAfrican, Caribbean and Latin America Art to be Showcased in New York RelatedAfrican, Caribbean and Latin America Art to be Showcased in New Yorkcenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail ‘Art Off The Main’ the African, Caribbean and Latin American art fair, returns to the Puck Building in New York City for four days next month.The annual exposition, which will be held from October 4 to 7, will provide curators, seasoned collectors and novices, the opportunity to view and collect paintings, sculpture, photography and original prints by established and emerging artists from more than 20 countries in the three regions.According to Jamaican Loris Crawford, the show’s executive producer, “Art Off the Main fills an important niche in the art fair market”.He noted that “while there has been a recent surge in gallery and museum shows featuring contemporary African, Caribbean and Latin American art, and record auction values in the world’s art capitals, the works of art produced by these artists are still underrepresented in the United States. Art Off The Main provides a much-needed annual platform for exposure”.The fourth annual fair opens at 6:00 p.m. on October 4 with gala reception, with proceeds to benefit the Museum for African Art, which is dedicated to interpreting the art and culture of Africa and the African Diaspora for a global audience.Friday, October 5 will be the ‘Paint It Pink’ cocktail reception, to raise awareness of breast cancer in young women of colour, which is a major public health issue in the United States. Ticket sales benefit the diversity programme of Young Survival Coalition, a community of young breast cancer survivors seeking to educate the public on the issue of breast cancer in women 40 years old and under. Saturday, October 6 and Sunday, October 7, are general admission days.Continuing the tradition of creating greater awareness and knowledge of art from the featured regions, Art Off The Main’s 2007 programme will include an educational series, sponsored by New York University’s Association of Black Faculty, Administrators and Staff, with ticket sales to go towards a scholarship fund for university students.For additional information and ticket costs, persons can visit the ‘Art Off the Main’ website at: www.artoffthemain.com and paintitpink.org. Advertisementslast_img read more

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WFP and Government of Finland begin building a coalition to support school feeding worldwide

first_imgWFP and Government of Finland begin building a coalition to support school feeding worldwide WFPPhoto: WFP/Antoine Vallas, a schoolgirl in Bouraly school, Gonaives, Haiti, who receives daily hot meals supported by WFP. ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has announced the Finnish Minister for Development Cooperation and Trade, Ville Skinnari, as the founding member of a high-level steering committee to support a global scale up of school meal programmes. Announced off the back of the State of School Feeding Worldwide 2020 report, Skinnari’s leadership of the coalition is the first step toward fulfilling the report’s recommendation of a coalition to support governments in the reintroduction and scale up of school meals programmes following COVID-19.“When schools closed at the onset of the pandemic, 370 million school children were suddenly missing out on what was often their only proper meal of the day,” said WFP Executive Director David Beasley. “As we mark one year since COVID-19 shuttered schools, it is time to step up and ensure school systems reopen safely, with school feeding programs in place, so we can avoid a lost generation.We’re looking forward to working with Finland to build a coalition of partners to support this initiative.”“School meals are an integral part of the Finnish education system’s success story and have transformed our education and literacy levels over the past 70 years,” said Ville Skinnari, Finnish Minister for Development Cooperation and Trade. “We are now facing a world in which hunger and malnutrition are reaching levels rarely seen before and children who rely on the meal they receive at school have been severely impacted. This coalition is vital so that we can build back better education and food systems that support everyone, especially children.”At the beginning of 2020, half (388 million) of all school going children in 161 countries received school meals, making it the world’s largest social safety net. A decade of growth for school meals ended with the onset of COVID-19 and subsequent lockdowns which saw 370 million suddenly missing out on their school meals which was often their only meal for the day.As schools re-open, school feeding programmes are more important than ever because they address child hunger, protect children’s nutrition, provide powerful incentives for parents to re-enroll children in school, and increase retention rates, especially among girls. School feeding programmes can have an additional effect of helping local economies recover from the impact of COVID-19 with 2,000 jobs created for every 100,000 children fed through school feeding programmes; contributing to stable markets, boosting local agriculture, and strengthening local food systems.The school feeding coalition will involve development agencies, donors, the private sector and civil society organizations to support governments as they resume and increase school feeding initiatives. It will aim to find sustainable and innovative funding sources for school feeding programmes, strengthen evidence and guidance to improve said programmes, and bring together multiple sectors to achieve better outcomes for school children globally.Finland is the first to lend support to the initiative. No one actor can achieve this alone, however, and WFP looks forward to more partners joining the coalition over the coming months before being launched at the Food Systems Summit at the end of the year.Download photos here /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. 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Rolls-Royce’s new Ghost is its most technologically advanced car yet

first_img See More Videos Trending in Canada advertisement RELATED TAGSRolls-RoyceCoupeLuxuryLuxury CarsLuxury VehiclesNew Vehicles The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever ‹ Previous Next › Apparently the interior of the vehicle is so quiet, the engineers had to add some background noise to keep people from hearing things like their own stomach gurgling, or other occupants’ breathing. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2HyperFocal: 0Rolls Royce Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2HyperFocal: 0Rolls Royce Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Rolls Royce Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2HyperFocal: 0Rolls Royce Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2HyperFocal: 0Rolls Royce Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2HyperFocal: 0Rolls Royce Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Rolls Royce Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Rolls Royce Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Rolls Royce Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Rolls Royce Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Rolls Royce Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Rolls Royce Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Rolls Royce Customers can expect their Ghosts to arrive later this year and early next year. 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 center_img The doors can electronically open and close, and the rear doors are “coach doors,” which means they hinge from the rear for more effortless egress.According to Rolls-Royce, the new Ghost “reflects a ‘post-opulent’ design philosophy, rejecting superficial expressions of wealth.” Despite this philosophy, the vehicle still costs around $300,000, and there is nothing more opulent than that upright front grille and Spirit of Ecstasy hood ornament. COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 HyperFocal: 0  Rolls Royce Rolls-Royce unveiled its new Ghost at the beginning of September, revealing the car features more sedate styling, for a slightly less ostentatious presence.“We found that these clients are showing a marked tendency towards luxury objects that celebrate reduction and restraint — that don’t shout, but rather, whisper,” Rolls-Royce CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös said.The Ghost is one of the marque’s smaller offerings, yet it still measures more than 17 feet in length. Under the massive hood is a twin-turbo V12 engine with an historic displacement figure – 6.75-litres – delivering 571 PS and 850 Nm (or about 563 horsepower and 627 lb.-ft. of torque). Trending Videos First Look: 2022 Lexus NX The sport-cute’s looks have been softened, but its powertrains and infotainment offerings have been sharpened 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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CU-Boulder Sponsored Research Awards Total $256.5 Million For Fiscal 2006

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Oct. 4, 2006 The University of Colorado at Boulder received $256.5 million in sponsored research awards for the 2006 fiscal year, nearly two-thirds of it from four of the largest federal agencies. As in recent years, CU-Boulder’s leading funding agencies for 2006 were NASA ($48.9 million), the Department of Health and Human Services ($43 million), the National Science Foundation ($39.7 million) and the Department of Commerce ($31.9 million). In addition, CU-Boulder was awarded $3.4 million in federal funds for space research from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena and the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, said Randall Draper, director of the CU-Boulder Office of Contracts and Grants. The 2006 total for the campus is down less than 1 percent from the 2005 total of $257.6 million, reflecting a trend in recent years of tight federal funding. CU-Boulder received a record $259.7 million in sponsored research funding in 2004 and first topped the $200 million mark in 1999. CU-Boulder also received $13.3 million from the Department of Defense, $7.4 million from the Department of Energy, $5.1 million from the Department of Education and $1.8 million from the Department of the Interior in 2006, Draper said. CU-Boulder also received about $15.7 million from industry, $9.6 million from the state of Colorado and $21.9 million from other universities in 2006. Campus-based research institutes and the Graduate School received about $144.7 million of the sponsored research funding to CU-Boulder for 2006, led by the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics with $42.7 million and the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences with $40.5 million. CIRES is a joint institute of CU-Boulder and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Federal research and development funding for universities has remained relatively flat for the past several years, while institutional competition for those dollars is increasing nationwide, said Draper. On the positive side, collaborative institutes at CU-Boulder continue to do well, he said.last_img read more

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