LV= mulls merger or disposals as its profit takes a hit from capital rules

Share One of the largest financial services mutuals in the UK has held secret talks over a potential merger with Royal London.LV=, which has nearly 6m UK customers across insurance, pensions and income protection products, has now called off the talks as the firms couldn’t agree on the structure of a deal, reported Mark Kleinman, city editor of Sky News. whatsapp Tuesday 14 March 2017 7:10 pm The UK’s third-largest car insurer’s profit has been hit with a combination of tougher capital requirements and low interest rates. LV= is also understood to have been exploring whether to sell any of its individual units.Read more: LV= operating profit more than halves in six months to JuneThe firm’s profitable insurance division has been the subject of a number of acquisition enquiries from other insurers. However, it wasn’t clear whether any discussions were ongoing. Industry sources said they were likely to be continuing.Formerly known as Liverpool Victoria, LV= employs more than 6,000 people and is the biggest friendly society in the country, counting 1.1m of its customers as members.The mutual operates across the life and general insurance sectors, and it’s the UK’s biggest provider of individual income protection.Read more: Insurer LV= steps into the legal market Courtney Goldsmith LV= mulls merger or disposals as its profit takes a hit from capital rules whatsapp 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.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this read more

Recruitment of independent persons

first_imgSponsored Tuesday 27 April 2021 4:56 pm The Corporation is currently undertaking a review of its overall governance arrangements and, as part of this, has recently reviewed its standards regime in particular. We are now seeking to recruit a Panel of “Independent Persons”, a statutory role, under the Localism Act 2011, to assist the Corporation in promoting and maintaining high standards of conduct by elected and co-opted members.  The closing date for the receipt of completed application forms is midday on 28 May 2021. The City of London Corporation is committed to Equal Opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Recruitment of independent persons by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeAll Things Auto | Search AdsNew Cadillac’s Finally On SaleAll Things Auto | Search AdsFactableAluminum Foil Uses You’ll Want to KnowFactableScalp Psoriasis SearchCommon Symptoms of Scalp PsoriasisScalp Psoriasis SearchBrake For ItSay Goodbye: These Cars Will Be Discontinued In 2021Brake For ItCar NovelsThese Women Have Inspired A Lot Of Women WorldwideCar NovelsTips and TricksWrap your feet in aluminium foil and a few hours later you will have this resultTips and TricksOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutNewArenaNFL Predictions For All 32 Teams This SeasonNewArenaFungus EliminatorIf You Have Toenail Fungus Try This TonightFungus Eliminator It is committed to promoting and maintaining high standards of conduct amongst its elected members who serve the City’s residents, workers and businesses. A daily attendance allowance of £300 will be paid and reasonable travel expenses will also be reimbursed. Attendance depends on the number and complexity of cases to be dealt with as well as any necessary briefing and training sessions. Share The City of London Corporation provides local government services for the financial and commercial heart of Britain, the “Square Mile.” Further information can be found at The panel will provide objective and impartial views on complaints against elected and co-opted members for consideration by the Court of Common Council. The Independent Persons may also be called to give a view to a member against whom a complaint has been made or in relation to certain disciplinary matters relating to senior officers. In addition to the usual duties of an Independent Person, those appointed to the Panel will also be empowered to develop and maintain the rules and procedures for a three-stage process (incorporating potential informal resolution processes, the formal hearing stage, and an appeals process), providing greater autonomy and independence than under previous arrangements. The Panel will also consider applications for dispensations to speak and vote at meetings where there might be considered to be a potential conflict of interest and make recommendations to the Town Clerk thereon. If you are interested in being considered for this important role, further details and an application form are available from Lorraine Brook via telephone: 020 7332 1409 or via email at: [email protected] whatsapp We are seeking individuals with relevant experience in the private or public sector and with a keen interest in local government and standards of behaviour.   Show Comments ▼last_img read more

No legislative action on special session’s seventh day

first_imgAlcohol & Substance Abuse | Juneau | Politics | State GovernmentNo legislative action on special session’s seventh dayMay 24, 2017 by Andrew Kitchenman, KTOO and Alaska Public Media Share:There was no legislative action on the seventh day of the special session. (Photo by Andrew Kitchenman/KTOO and Alaska Public Media)There were no committee meetings and only technical floor sessions in the Capitol on Wednesday, the seventh day of the Alaska Legislature’s 30-day special session.There has been no sign of progress in resolving the state’s budget crisis. House Speaker Bryce Edgmon put out a statement Tuesday saying that House members could go home for the Memorial Day holiday. He called on the Senate to act on a new revenue measure to use as a basis for negotiations. He also said he wants the Senate to appoint members to a committee to work out differences between the two chambers over changes to oil and gas taxes and tax credits.Leaders of the two chambers are seeking to set the terms of the negotiations. Edgmon wants revenue measures to be a part of a compromise, while Senate President Pete Kelly has said his caucus doesn’t want a broad-based tax. It’s not clear at this point what will cause either side to budge.There has been some progress on the only bill in the special session that’s not related to the budget. The Senate Finance Committee met Tuesday to hear testimony on Senate Bill 79, which is  intended to reduce overdose deaths from prescription opioids. Most professional groups appear to support the bill, but some doctors and pharmacists would like to see the Senate make changes to the bill. The House passed its version, House Bill 159, on Monday. The State Medical Board said one of the bill’s main provisions – which limits most opioid prescriptions to a seven-day supply – is too vague.Special sessions typically cost $20,000 to $30,000 each day, according to the Legislative Affairs Agency. Much of that is to cover the living expenses for lawmakers and housing costs for them and their staffs who have to stay in Juneau.Edgmon said House members won’t collect per diems while they’re home, which would lower the cost if they follow through on that.But Alaskans who’d like to see the Legislature fix the state’s budget problem are unlikely to see much action until at least next week.Share this story:last_img read more

Just in Time: The Brilliant Career of Josef Koudelka

first_imgArtJust in Time: The Brilliant Career of Josef KoudelkaNationality Doubtful shows off the work of a photographer without bordersBy Lyle Zimskind – December 5, 20142015ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItIn August 1968 expressionistic documentary photographer Josef Koudelka returned to Prague from a foreign trip just one day before the Soviet-led Warsaw Pact invasion of his native Czechoslovakia. As the tanks were about to begin rolling down Wenceslas Square (which is really more like a short boulevard), according to later accounts, Koudelka asked a man nearby to hold his wristwatch out over the still-empty street to record the exact moment when hostilities were getting underway, a rudimentary precursor to contemporary “time-stamping.”Over the subsequent week, Koudelka took dozens of street photos capturing Czech citizens’ passionate, non-violent resistance to the military takeover of their country. The negatives that got smuggled out made their way to the offices of the Magnum photo agency, and the images soon appeared (anonymously credited to “P.P.,” short for “Prague Photographer”) in the Sunday Times of London and Look magazine in the United States. Koudelka did not publicly acknowledge the work as his own until 1984. 22 years after the attack, in the first August after the Soviet-backed Communist regime relinquished power, Czechoslovakia’s leading cultural and political newsweekly Respekt put Koudelka’s wristwatch photo on the cover of a special edition devoted to the ’68 invasion.The photos from that traumatic week (along with a recording of Walter Cronkite’s CBS news report one year later, which prominently featured the images) are a primary focal point of the retrospective Josef Koudelka: Nationality Doubtful, currently showing at the Getty Museum. After he fled Czechoslovakia for asylum in England in 1970, Koudelka became formally stateless for an extended period, even as he continued to wander around Europe taking pictures. Whenever he returned to his home base in Britain, his papers were marked “N.D.” for “Nationality Doubtful” at the border. Koudelka eventually settled in France, where he is now a naturalized citizen.Aside from the singular occasion when events forced him into the role, Koudelka was not really a photojournalist. The Getty show presents well over 100 prints from various phases of his career, which began when he worked as a photographer for theater companies in Prague in the late 1950s. He first attained international renown in the mid-1960s for Gypsies, his book of photos depicting life in Czechoslovakia’s Roma communities. The photos from Koudelka’s periods of international wandering in the 1970s and 1980s, his “exiles” as he has called them, include a diverse and moving array of candid scenes in the U.K., Italy, Ireland, France, Germany, and Spain. In one striking 1976 image, the photographer wryly recreated his famous Prague wristwatch shot with an empty Spanish landscape in the background.The exhibition concludes with a series of Koudelka’s recent work with panoramic cameras, showing dramatically unpopulated vistas in Israel–Palestine, archaeological sites around the Middle East, and stark regions of the European landscape. One of the most memorable images in Nationality Doubtful captures a scene from Theo Angelopoulos’s 1995 film Ulysses’ Gaze, in which a gigantic toppled Romanian statue of Vladimir Lenin is transported down a river toward oblivion. TAGSCzechoslovakiaExhibitionJosef KoudelkaFramedThe GettyPhotographyNationality DoubtfulSoviet UnionPrevious articleCicLAvia’s on a Roll—and Changing CourseNext articleThe Short Stack: The Los Angeles Week in Review, 12/1/2014 – 12/5/2014Lyle Zimskind RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORA Feast of Vintage Menus on Display at Downtown LibraryTwelve SoCal-Centric Art Shows That Spotlighted L.A. in 2014Orbs in the Snow Reflect Heavenly Bodies in the Skylast_img read more

FDA chief pushes back against criticism of stem cell treatment regulations

first_imgPoliticsFDA chief pushes back against criticism of stem cell treatment regulations The FDA officials also offered a strong argument for preserving the gold-standard clinical trials that new treatments typically need to pass before being approved. Only those trials, and not anecdotes or patient belief, can show that treatments are safe and effective, they said.Even scientists who have urged caution on stem cell treatments have said the FDA could make it easier for therapeutic candidates to enter clinical trials. But the agency officials stalwartly defended their approach.The notion that their standards for approving stem cell therapies are too rigorous stems from the fact that researchers developing new therapies don’t understand all the pathways available to them, Califf and his colleagues wrote. They said they are committed to getting safe and effective treatments to patients and are willing to work with researchers under the FDA’s programs that can expedite the regulatory process.Interestingly, the programs the authors mentioned include the accelerated approval process that can get drugs to the market before a clinical benefit is demonstrated. Tucked into the 21st Century Cures Act, a 1,000-page bill Congress is considering this week, is a provision that would allow the FDA to grant regenerative medicine products, including stem cell therapies, accelerated approval.In the New England Journal paper, the FDA officials also alluded to the largely unregulated use of stem cells by hundreds of clinics. Those treatments are often offered without evidence that they are safe or work, “sometimes with the claim that they constitute revolutionary treatments for various conditions,” the authors said. Andrew Joseph Leave this field empty if you’re human: In September, the FDA held a meeting about its proposal to regulate those cells as drugs, and in the paper, the officials reiterated their concerns about what some experts have dubbed a Wild West of unmonitored stem cell treatments.Many of the clinics use stem cells from the patients themselves — what are called autologous stem cells. The FDA officials said that while using those cells is typically safer than using donor stem cells, some patients have grown tumors or gone blind after treatments.Such “adverse effects” are probably more common than known because officials can’t track them if they are happening outside of regulated trials — yet another reason they argued for well-conducted studies of potential treatments.“Without such studies,” the officials wrote, “we will not be able to ascertain whether the clinical benefits of such therapies outweigh any potential harms.” So far, studies “have not reliably demonstrated the effectiveness of stem-cell treatments even in some of the most systematically studied conditions, such as heart failure and graft-versus-host disease,” the authors wrote. Plus, it’s not as though the cells are so ingenious that they can be placed anywhere in the body — “whether injured knee cartilage or a neurologic deficit” — and function as needed.advertisement Please enter a valid email address. Excitement for stem cell treatments has been growing as scientists have learned more about how the cells could be coaxed into replacing damaged or dead cells throughout the body, with possible treatment applications for a wide range of injuries and diseases. But for now, the FDA officials said, the excitement is just that, echoing what many stem cell scientists have said about the field. General Assignment Reporter Andrew covers a range of topics, from addiction to public health to genetics. The country’s top drug regulators on Wednesday pushed back on claims they move too slowly in approving new stem cell treatments and sought to temper expectations for the field’s potential to benefit patients, emphasizing the hazards and the unknowns that persist with developing such therapies.“To ensure that this emerging field fulfills its promise to patients, we must first understand its risks and benefits and develop therapeutic approaches based on sound science,” Food and Drug Administration officials wrote in the New England Journal of Medicine. The paper was written by FDA Commissioner Dr. Robert Califf along with Drs. Peter Marks and Celia Witten, the top two officials in the FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research.The authors make their argument in the staid language befitting both government regulators and academic journals. But their message is clear: Let’s all take a deep breath on the stem cell hype.advertisement About the Author Reprints [email protected] Related: After criticism from scientists, Congress eases its pursuit of faster stem cell therapies Dr. Robert Califf, the FDA commissioner. Win McNamee/Getty Images @DrewQJoseph By Andrew Joseph Nov. 30, 2016 Reprints Privacy Policy NewslettersSign up for The Readout Your daily guide to what’s happening in biotech. Tags drug developmentpolicyresearchlast_img read more

Moment in Time: Cumann na mBunscol hurling action from 2005

first_img By LaoisToday Reporter – 9th June 2020 Moment in Time: Cumann na mBunscol hurling action from 2005 Pinterest Facebook SEE ALSO – See more great photos from our Cumann na mBunscol memories here Twitter WhatsApp The Cumann na mBunscol reports and photos never fail to give a great trip down memory lane.And the 2005 hurling final action is no different.Played, as usual, in its end of May slot, it proved a great day for the boys and girls of Abbeyleix who claimed a Division 1 double, with the boys beating St Paul’s of Portlaoise by 4-6 to 1-2 and the girls getting the better of Cullohill on a 7-2 to 2-0 scoreline. Twitter Previous articleDeaths in Laois – Tuesday, June 9, 2020Next articleOur School Revisited: St Fiacc’s NS in Graiguecullen – big school with huge spirit LaoisToday Reporter Facebook Future Laois hurling captain Paddy Purcell scored 1-2 for Errill in their Division 4 final win over Paddock but Tadhg Dowling was their top scorer with 1-6. On the beaten Paddock team was future Laois senior hurler Ben Conroy, who scored 1-4.Ronan Murray scored a whopping 5-3 fro Rosenallis in their thrilling win over neighbours Derrylamogue in the Division 6 decider while MJ Lalor was in top form for Knock NS, scoring 5-1 in their win over Rushall in the Division 5 final.You can check out Alf Harvey’s selection of images and the full set of results below.Division 1 Hurling – Abbeyleix 4-6 St Paul’s, Portlaoise 1-2Division 1 Camogie – Abbeyleix 7-2 Cullohill 2-0Division 2 Hurling – Mountrath 4-5 Killadooley 2-4Division 2 Camogie – Derrylamogue 5-5 Scoil Mhuire, Portlaoise 2-0Division 3 Hurling – Killanure 4-4 Ballyroan 3-1Division 3 Camogie – Paddock 5-0 Clough 0-3Division 4 Hurling – Errill 4-11 Paddock 5-4Division 4 Camogie – Killadooley 2-0 Ratheniska 0-0Division 5 Hurling – Knock 8-5 Rushall 4-2Division 6 Hurling – Rosenallis 6-4 Derrylamogue 5-5Dillon Creagh, Rosenallis leads this chase for the ball with David Dunphy and Willie Roche, Barnashrone in the Roinn 6 Hurling final.Picture: Alf Harvey.Knock captain Robert Foyle is presented with the Roinn 5 Hurling trophy by Laois ‘keeper Patrick MullaneyJames Deegan strikes for Ballyroan despite the best efforts of Craig Mortimer and Leona Conroy, KillanureCumann na mBunscol chairman Sean Mullaney presents the Roinn 3 camogie trophy to Paddock captain Breda O’RourkeEmma Hogan, Paddock and Edwina Nolan, CloughAdrian Phelan, Killadooley and Martin Carroll, MountrathDavid Moloney lays off this ball for Abbeyleix against St. Paul’sLaois hurling manager Paudie Butler presents the Roinn 1 Camogie trophy to Abbeyleix captain Gillian ReillyKeara Hughes strikes for Abbeyleix against Claire Walsh, Cullohill. Shane Cleere drives home this goal for Errill against Paddock TAGS2005Cumann na mBunscolCumann na mBunscol Memories center_img Home We Are Laois Moment in Time Moment in Time: Cumann na mBunscol hurling action from 2005 We Are LaoisMoment in Time Future Laois hurler Ryan Peacock scored 3-2 for Abbeyleix with David Moloney scored 1-2 while future Laois footballer David Seale was on the Portlaoise team.For the Abbeyleix girls, Ruth Bergin, smashed home four goals for the winners while Gillian Reilly scored two points from midfield.Martin Carroll, Aidan Linehan, Gavin Sydes and Cormac O’Keeffe scored a goal each as Mountrath got the better of Killadooley in the Division 2 boys final.Future Laois camogie player Alison McEvoy got five goals for Derrylamogue in their Division 2 camogie final win Scoil Mhuire of Portlaoise.Other players to catch the eye across a busy day of action was Emma Hogan who got four goals for Paddock in their Division 3 camogie win while future senior championship winner with Camross Michael Phelan impressed for Killanure, scoring 2-2 in their Division 3 win over a Ballyroan side that had future Laois footballer Marty Scully in their midst. WhatsApp Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Electric Picnic Pinterest News Electric Picnic Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Derrylamogue players Averil Westman and Aileen Hartnett celebrate with their medals.Derrylamogue’s Geraldine Hyland celebrates with Hazel Westman and Emer Farrelllast_img read more

Market prices leap as China implements strengthened customs procedures

first_img“Most of the products that are normally imported through Chinese customs offices, including food and industrial goods, have become much more expensive. The price surge must have been influenced by China’s stricter measures,” a source in North Hamgyong Province said. AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] By Daily NK – 2017.06.13 6:04pm RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Commodity prices are rising significantly in North Korea’s border regions, including North Hamgyong Province, Ryanggang Province, and North Pyongan Province, as China implements strengthened customs procedures. According to Daily NK’s sources, the rice price has risen from 4,800 KPW to 5,200 KPW per kilo at Hoeryong Market in North Hamgyong Province. Similarly, 25 kg bags of flour have risen by 10 RMB to 13,000 KPW, while sugar (50 kg) has jumped by 50 RMB. Until last April, China’s customs offices generally waved through most items for export to North Korea including food, daily necessities, and clothes, with inspections little more than a formality. But in a sign of worsening relations between Beijing and Pyongyang, an increasing number of items are being placed on the restricted list. North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) Chinese trucks wait to enter North Korea in the Quanhe Commercial District, Hunchun City, Jilin Province. Photo: Daily NK US dollar and Chinese reminbi plummet against North Korean won once again NewsEconomy News center_img News News “Some residents are criticizing the authorities [among themselves] saying things like, ‘Only the innocent are suffering for the wrongdoings of the regime’. Some residents have even alluded to the Supreme Leader’s (Kim Jong Un) role in ruining foreign relations, saying, ‘It serves him right for criticizing China.’” May and June mark an annual period of agricultural hardship in North Korea. To make matters worse, the farming season began a month late this year, sending the price of vegetables including cabbage and radish skyrocketing. China’s recent efforts to restrict the quantity of imported items is further exacerbating the situation.  There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest SHARE “Due to China’s implementation of stricter customs procedures, the volume of products coming into North Korea has fallen by half compared to the previous month (April). The period of spring poverty is a hard time for North Korean people in both the cities and rural areas, and China’s actions are adding to their problems,” added a source in North Pyongan Province. Market prices leap as China implements strengthened customs procedures Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Diagram welcomes new execs, angel investors

first_img Fiona Collie Montreal-based Diagram is growing its team along with the addition of new members and angel investors, including Robert Frances, CEO of Montreal-based Peak Financial Group, to help in its plans to develop Canada’s financial technology (fintech) sector further. Diagram, a venture launch pad focused on building Canadian based financial, insurance and health-care focused technology start-ups, announced on Tuesday that it’s receiving an additional $5 million in funding from angel investors. The venture-capital (VC) fund originally raised $25 million in January. Keywords Venture capital,  Fintech Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Estateably expands to Alberta In addition to Frances, Diagram’s new angel investors include: Paul Sabourin, chairman and chief investment officer of Toronto-based Polar Asset Management Partners Inc.; Angela Strange, partner with Andreessen Horowitz, a Menlo Park, Calif.-based VC fund; Dax Dasilva, founder and CEO of Montreal-based Lightspeed; Joe Natale, president and CEO of Toronto-based Rogers Communications Inc.; Mike Cegelski, managing partner with Montreal-based Panache Ventures; and Pascal Pilon, CEO of LANDR, also of Montreal. Most recently, Diagram has helped to launch Dialogue, a Montreal-based virtual health and wellness platform, and Collage, a Toronto-based cloud platform that automates human resources for businesses. With this new round of funding, Diagram plans to focus on new start-ups, particularly in the insurance industry. As well, Diagram has expanded its venture creation team to help get those new start-ups off the ground. More specifically, Dan Robichaud is now managing partner with Diagram while Marc-Antoine Ross is chief innovation officer. Ross and Robichaud, who is an original investor in Diagram, are co-founders of PasswordBox, a password management company purchased by Santa Clara, Calif.-based Intel Corp. in 2014. “It’s an honour to have Dan and Marc-Antoine joining us at Diagram,” says François Lafortune, founder and CEO of Diagram, in a statement. “Their passion for building great products, combined with their focus on fast, data-driven iteration will be invaluable as we build our next wave of ventures.” Montreal-based Portag3 Ventures LP, which is a VC fund backed by Montreal-based Power Financial Corp. and its Winnipeg-based subsidiaries, IGM Financial Inc. and Great-West Lifeco Inc., also supports Diagram. “The early success of Diagram and its first two companies, Collage and Dialogue, is clear evidence that their team of builders and operators are onto something,” says Paul Desmarais III, executive chairman of Portag3 and senior vice president with Power Financial in a statement. “I’m confident their unique approach to building companies will result in the creation of the next global leaders based in Canada.” Photo copyright: nexusplexus/123RF Wealthsimple raising $750 million in latest financing deal, valuation hits $5 billion New Diagram VC fund focused on building up Canada’s fintech sector Providing funding and inspiration for Black entrepreneurs Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Related newslast_img read more

Gen X drivers use phones while driving more often than younger drivers: survey

first_img advertisement Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 People know distracted driving is dangerous, but continue to do it anyway. RELATED TAGSVolvoNews 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 | virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Compared to the numbers reported by respondents as a whole, that demographic admits they’ll use their phone “whether they are at a stoplight (95%, compared to 90% overall), driving alone (87%, compared to 80%) or driving with a passenger (75%, compared to 66%),” says the survey.“Even more surprising, the situation in which parents are most likely to surpass the general public in using their phones while driving is when they have their kids in the car (62%, compared to 38% overall).”If they had to point the blame, though, the problem’s not them, it’s you. A full 92 per cent suggested other drivers engage in social media while behind the wheel, while only 23 per cent said they do so themselves. Instead, what the majority confessed to was using their phones to dial and talk (74% and 93%, respectively), though a solid half of them admitted to sending texts (60%, actually) and checking notifications (56%). The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Trending in Canada Generation X’ers and Millenials are more likely to use their phone while driving than kids in Generation Z, according to the results of a new survey commissioned by Volvo.More than 80 per cent of respondents from those two cohorts – the report didn’t define them, but Gen X roughly includes those aged 38 through 53; Millennials those aged 22 through 37 – admitted to some cell phone use while driving, versus just about 71 per cent of those under 22 years old.That number is about on par with the cell phone use reported by Young Baby Boomers, and well below the numbers reported by parents of children under 18, who are among the most frequent users of devices while driving. See More Videos We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Trending Videos COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS The results were collected via a survey of 2.035 U.S. adults administered online this past June. 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” ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more

News / JF Hillebrand boosts drinks transport network with acquisition of 3W Logistik

first_imgBy Alexander Whiteman 21/06/2019 JF Hillebrand has acquired German transport operator 3W Logistik to expand its footprint in the European wine transport market.The drinks logistics specialist announced the acquisition yesterday, a spokesperson confirming to The Loadstar that 3W would continue to operate under its own name.“3W’s services are very complementary to the services JF Hillebrand offers and we serve the same customer base,” said JF Hillebrand MD Tilo Raab.“Both Andreas Walsleben, founder and co-owner of 3W, and I are very excited to join our efforts, offering employees and customers new opportunities.” Both companies operate in the beer, spirit and wine sectors, JF Hillebrand specialising in containerised freight and 3W Logistik focused on intra-Europe groupage and road freight.The spokesperson said: “There will be no closures of offices for the moment, and the businesses will be run in parallel. 3W brings an established connection with SME customers and excellent services for less-than-container load orders from Europe’s main wine-producing countries to Germany.”It seems the decision to acquire 3W was driven by a determination by JF Hillebrand to strengthen its inland services, particularly in terms of road haulage.Chief executive Cees van Gent said: “This acquisition confirms our strong ambition to grow organically and via acquisitions and to extend with road services, both in Europe and the US.”last_img read more