The car that makes driving fun again is the anti-SUV

first_img We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. 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” There were a few multi-million-dollar vehicles up on the charity auction block at the annual Barrett-Jackson event last weekend, including a US$1.1-million 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 (which the event’s CEO Craig Jackson picked up for himself) and a US$2.5-million Ford GT Heritage Edition supercar. But the most noteworthy sale was of a 2020 Toyota Supra, which went for a healthy US$2.1 million. The weekend event moved 16 cars for charity, raising a total of US$9.6 million, more than any other single Barrett-Jackson event. Ford will build a compact unibody truck to fit under the Ranger in its lineupCreated with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22019 Ford Ranger Welcome to our round-up of the biggest breaking stories on from this past week. Get caught up and ready to get on with the weekend, because it’s hard keeping pace in a digital traffic jam.Here’s what you missed while you were away. At US$2.1M, this 2020 Toyota Supra set the record for priciest Japanese car at auctionCreated with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2The first 2020 Toyota Supra crossing the auction block at Barrett-Jackson Derek McNaughton Currently, the smallest and most affordable pickup truck you can purchase from Ford is the new Ranger. But that’s about to change, according to Jim Farley, Ford’s president of global markets, who recently confirmed, if indirectly, the automaker would be putting out new truck nameplates “below where we compete today.” The new unibody truck, rumoured to be based on the Focus, has yet to be officially announced, but will likely reach roads in 2022. Will no one attempt to outfit the Ford GT with a V8? John Hennessey sure won’t Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Catching the Ford GT at an auto show is always a treat Handout / Toyota Dodge has decided to update the Challenger by replacing its V8 engine with something a little less thirsty for a non-renewable resource. “The reality is those platforms and that technology we used does need to move on,” Fiat Chrysler CEO Mike Manley told The Detroit News. “They can’t exist as you get into the middle-2020s.” So what’ll it be under the hood of Dodge’s legendary muscle car? If you believe the rumours, it could be Chrysler’s Pentastar V6 linked to twin turbos and an electric motor, or, at the base level, a 2.0-litre turbo-four with a 48-volt electrical system. Sorry, purists.  Watch Montreal off-road enthusiasts tow a city bus up an icy hillIn what is easily the most Canadian automotive news story of the week, a group of Good Samaritans in Montreal recently came to the rescue of a city bus by towing it up an icy hill. Rumoured to be members of a local off-roading club, the drivers of the kitted-out Jeep, Toyota 4Runner and Toyota Sequoia showed up, linked their vehicles together and to the bus and let ‘er rip! Trending Videos ‹ Previous Next › See More Videos Builder of very fast cars and president of Hennessey Performance, John Hennessey, says he would never, ever – not even for a million dollars – attempt to shoehorn a V8 engine into a Ford GT. And it’s not that he doesn’t like the GT—he adores the American supercar, and even owns a 2018 model, in fact. But he refuses to attempt to V8-ify it, despite being perhaps the most qualified individual in the world for the feat. Simply, it is his “qualified opinion” that such a powerplant would not fit. “If a customer came to me with a bag of a million dollars and said, ‘Would you put a V8 in the back of my Ford GT?’ I won’t do it,” he said. Alright, John, fine—you just tell us how much cash to put in that bag…The next-gen Challenger will trade V8 for hybrid powerCreated with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon advertisement COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS RELATED TAGSCoupeNon-LuxuryNew VehiclesNon-Luxury 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 | Trending in Canada There’s a good amount of tire-spinning in the video, but eventually the three 4X4 SUVs manage to extricate the bus from its frictionless position at the bottom of the hill. Kudos to them, and to the person who filmed the effort. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 The first 2020 Toyota Supra crossing the auction block at Barrett-Jackson  Handout / Barrett-Jackson The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everlast_img read more

Scholarship winner to take big-data problem-solving to Cambridge

first_img Published: Feb. 24, 2017 • By Elizabeth Lock Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Derek Driggs.You might call someone like Derek Driggs a big-data whisperer, looking through enormous sets of computational information to find what’s corrupt or missing.Driggs studies applied mathematics and has become the third CU Boulder student ever to receive the Gates Cambridge Scholarship, established in 2000, for doctoral studies at Cambridge University in England. The highly competitive award is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.From Golden, Colorado, Driggs will graduate from CU Boulder in May with concurrent bachelor’s and master’s degrees. He then will begin at Cambridge in October, continuing his studies in applied mathematics.His type of expertise, which he says can benefit scientists and businesses, can do things such as improve the functionality of movie-streaming sites like Netflix in anticipating a user’s preferences, suggesting content accordingly. It also can clean up misinformation or unrelated information in a brain scan, for example from a patient’s movements during an MRI or a faulty sensor, so a doctor can get a pure look and more accurately determine a prognosis.One aspect Driggs says he looks forward to at Cambridge is exposure to different approaches in his field, noting how researchers in the U.S. often solve big-data problems differently than researchers in Europe, for instance.“Following a ‘West Coast’ line of thought, a lot of times when we’re given a data set here, we approach it statistically. We determine how many good data points we need to make a sound prediction,” says Driggs. “Over there, researchers might be more focused on what’s called partial differential equations, looking at how they can unravel a blurred image, for example, getting it back to its original state.”Learn more about CU Boulder’s top scholarships.At CU Boulder, Driggs has worked with researchers Keith Julien on convective fluid systems – modeling the type that occur in the outer core of the earth, or in the stars; and Stephen Becker on data extraction from large sets of information.The 21-year-old, who enjoys spending time with family and friends, and hiking, won a Goldwater scholarship in 2016 and an NSF “expeditions” award in 2014. In 2013, Driggs received a CU Esteemed Scholars award.  A longtime tutor and teaching assistant, Driggs is the president of the CU Boulder chapter of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, and he founded a research journal on campus to encourage interdisciplinary work.The two previous CU Boulder students to win the Gates Cambridge Scholarship were Stephen Kissler (2014) and Alejandro Ramirez (2006).Categories:AcademicsCampus Communitylast_img read more

NMC picks advisers to explore sale of core UAE, Oman business

first_imgNMC picks advisers to explore sale of core UAE, Oman business NMC Group in 2021 is expected to be comprised of operations in the UAE and Oman EuginFresenius HeliosNMC GroupPerella Weinberg MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Share The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Related Posts Read Article Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Happening Now Market News By Reuters on February 11, 2021 Adoption of AI/ML can disrupt healthcare services WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals NMC Health said on Wednesday that it had hired Perella Weinberg Partners and Resonance Capital to advise on the potential sale of its healthcare business in the United Arab Emirates and Oman.The sale process will run in parallel with ongoing restructuring discussions with NMC’s lenders, it said.Reuters had reported in December, citing sources, that administrators of troubled hospital operator NMC Health were sounding out potential buyer interest for the UAE and Oman business, which could generate around $1 billion.NMC, founded in the 1970s, became the largest private healthcare provider in the UAE,but ran into trouble after short-seller Muddy Waters questioned its financial reporting and doubts emerged over the size of stakes owned by its biggest shareholders.NMC in December had agreed to sell its IVF subsidiary Eugin to Fresenius Helios for an enterprise value of around $525 million, with the deal likely to close during the first half of 2021.The company said the deal will further bolster NMC’s liquidity position.NMC had $78.9 million of available cash on hand as of December 31, 2020, as well as yet to be drawn credit facilities of $167.3 million under its Administration Financing Facility.Its implosion last year amid allegations of fraud and the disclosure of more than $4 billion in hidden debt has left some UAE and overseas lenders with heavy losses and prompted legal battles to try to recover money owed.NMC said despite difficult circumstances due to COVID-19, gross revenues from its UAE and Oman business was $1.12 billion, 11 per cent ahead of the business plan, while EBITDA of $87.6 million was also significantly ahead of its plan.NMC Group in 2021 is expected to be comprised of operations in the UAE and Oman, following the anticipated sale of non-core assets in early 2021. Comments (0) Add Commentlast_img read more

Hundreds attend ‘Eat Jamaican’ Road Shows in Lucea & Falmouth

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail KINGSTON — Hundreds of persons in Lucea, Hanover; and Falmouth, Trelawny, were introduced to the Ministry of Agriculture’s ‘Eat Jamaican’ campaign, when road shows were held in those towns on Saturday, May 14. The national ‘Eat Jamaican’ campaign aims at increasing local production, and encouraging consumers to make healthy choices by eating local produce, fruits and vegetables.  The campaign is being implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, in partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), and funded by the European Union (EU). Successful road shows have already been held in Mandeville, Manchester; Ocho Rios, St Ann; Port Antonio, Portland; and May Pen, Clarendon, and those held on Saturday May 14 were described as equally successful. Deputy Mayor of Lucea, Councillor Fredricious Miller, and Mayor of Falmouth, Councillor Collin Gager, were on hand in their respective towns to express their approval of the campaign. They also encouraged all in attendance to support the message. In his address, Councillor Miller pointed out that agriculture has been the backbone of the parish of Hanover for years, and that the way forward for the country is for all Jamaicans to put the theme in practice and “eat what we grow.” Meanwhile, Mayor Gager expressed his approval for the campaign, noting that for too long Jamaicans have been neglecting the foods produced locally.  He said that there would be savings for the individual and the nation if Jamaicans would concentrate on eating locally produced crops. In an interview with JIS News, Director of Communications with the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Cecil Thoms, explained that the series of road shows are very timely, given the increases in food prices globally. “The next road show is going to be in St. Mary and that will be followed by the culmination in Portmore, St. Catherine, on May 25,” he said. RelatedHundreds attend ‘Eat Jamaican’ Road Shows in Lucea & Falmouth RelatedHundreds attend ‘Eat Jamaican’ Road Shows in Lucea & Falmouth RelatedHundreds attend ‘Eat Jamaican’ Road Shows in Lucea & Falmouth Hundreds attend ‘Eat Jamaican’ Road Shows in Lucea & Falmouth AgricultureMay 16, 2011 By Bryan Miller, JIS Regional Office, Montego Bay Advertisementslast_img read more

They don’t make them like Jenkins, and they never will again

first_imgSo much wisdom, in so much biting wit. Dan Jenkins aimed his powers of observation with surgical precision, using humor as his scalpel, to reach bone and marrow and what mattered most. You can’t do that without getting under people’s skin. As one of the greatest sportswriters of all time, he wasn’t afraid to probe for what readers crave. “All I’ve ever done is try to get at the truth of the matter,” Jenkins once said. He did it with such conviction, in a distinctly crafted style that made his readers smile and his subjects cringe. “I just take pride in being right,” he once said. He did it with such unapologetic delight, in a beguiling style that will be sorely missed. With Jenkins’ passing at 89, golf loses one of its greatest voices, but we have more than consolation in the genius work he leaves behind. His talent was too large to be contained in daily newspapers. He got his start at the Fort Worth (Texas) Press, in the city where he grew up, before making his way to Sports Illustrated and then Golf Digest. He was a best-selling author, but his talent was even too immense for books to contain. Hollywood turned his novels “Semi-Tough” and “Dead Solid Perfect” into movies. “Dan invented modern sports writing,” said Ron Sirak, a former Associated Press golf writer who went on to work with Jenkins at Golf Digest. “He was the Tom Wolfe and Hunter Thompson of sports writing. He was the Gonzo golf writer. He wrote stories from the inside out, not the outside in.” Though Jenkins was also an accomplished chronicler of college football, he seemed born to tell the story of golf. As a newspaperman in Fort Worth, he forged a bond with fellow Texans Ben Hogan and Byron Nelson, gaining the legends’ trust. He went on to forge similarly strong bonds with Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and other greats of the game, with mutual respect helping him tell more of the game’s important stories from the inside out. Even Palmer wasn’t spared Jenkins’ biting humor. “I don’t suppose anybody’s ever enjoyed being who they are more than Arnold’s enjoyed being Arnold Palmer,” Jenkins said in 2001. “I’m fairly certain over the past 50 years he’s never had a single conversation about anything other than Arnold Palmer.” Jenkins, though, conveyed exactly why. “This is true, I think,” he once wrote. “He IS the most immeasurable of all golf champions. But this is not entirely true because of all that he has won, or because of that mysterious fury with which he has managed to rally himself. It is partly because of the nobility he has brought to losing. And more than anything, it is true because of the pure, unmixed joy he has brought to trying. “He has been, after all, the doggedest victim of us all.” Golf Central Golf pays tribute to late HOF writer Jenkins BY Golf Channel Digital  — March 8, 2019 at 8:14 AM Dan Jenkins, a writer so prolific and profound that he was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame, died on Thursday. The golf world, including several of Jenkins’ peers in the media, paid tribute to the legend on social media. Jenkins didn’t apologize for favoring Hogan, Palmer, Nicklaus and other history making players. As a journalist, he saw it as rooting for the story, not the player. “It made a better story,” he said. “The bigger the name, the bigger the story.” Not everyone loved Jenkins’ probing wit. Today’s players weren’t Hogan or Palmer, and today’s game wasn’t the purer game he believed they played back then. Sometimes, today’s players paid for those sins. “I loved it when David Ogrin called me a ‘hostile voice from a previous era,’” Jenkins said. “He nailed me.” Tiger Woods’ felt the sting of Jenkins’ scalpel. They never connected, with Woods rebuffing Jenkins’ attempts to sit down and talk. “The closest I ever got was this word from his agent: ‘We have nothing to gain,’” Jenkins wrote. Jenkins joined the legends he covered when he was inducted to the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2012. “I’d follow Ben Hogan and Byron Nelson anywhere,” he said. Jenkins, who covered 232 major championships, according to Golf Digest, was the first living sports writer to make into golf’s Hall of Fame. He joined Bernard Darwin and Hebert Warren Wind, who were inducted after their passing. Walking through the Hall of Fame back then, Jenkins enjoyed seeing the figures of so many inductees he knew in more than name and deed. “To justify my inclusion in this terrific society, I went back and looked at everybody who’s in it and did some statistics,” Jenkins said in his speech that night. “It turns out that I have known 95 of these people when they were living. I’ve written stories about 73 of them. I’ve had cocktails and drinks with 47 of them, and I played golf with 24 of them. So, I want somebody else to try and go up against that record.” In his ’01 Golf Digest interview, Jenkins was asked what he would like on his tombstone. “’Sorry if you couldn’t take a joke,’ that would be the first line,” he said. “Then I’d steal from my daughter (Washington Post columnist Sally Jenkins) and add, ‘Hey, it was only a sports event—it wasn’t child birth.’”last_img read more

Investigation Confirms Contaminated Groundwater, Cyanide at CFAC

first_imgFor decades, business boomed as the Anaconda Aluminum Company plant in Columbia Falls produced about 1 million pounds of aluminum per day while an inconspicuous and hazardous side effect perpetuated in plain sight.The process of extracting aluminum metal, a lucrative yet messy practice rooted in the dawn of the Industrial Revolution, ended up creating massive amounts of waste material known as spent potlining. These hazardous byproducts contained an abundance of harmful elements, including highly poisonous cyanide, as well as fluoride, arsenic and corrosive metals and oxides.Before the dangers of spent potlining were discovered and the material was declared hazardous waste by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1988, significant amounts were discarded at landfills throughout the 960-acre industrial site near the Flathead River.Now, in the early stages of investigating the newly designated federal Superfund site on the outskirts of town, the ramifications are surfacing.No significant red flags have emerged so far, according to EPA officials, but the first round of sampling confirmed the existence of cyanide, fluoride and hazardous metals to varying degrees at the property.According to the Columbia Falls Aluminum Company, the property owner that is conducting the investigation with oversight by the EPA and Montana Department of Environmental Quality, the investigation confirms groundwater has been impacted by materials placed in the legacy landfills that were used from 1955 until approximately 1980. The studies indicate the material is not moving toward drinking water wells in the nearby residential neighborhood known as Aluminum City, according to CFAC officials.“With the information I have seen, there were no new surprises,” Mike Cirian, EPA’s remedial project manager, told the Beacon.“We are in the process of reviewing the report … Upon completion of our review we will use this information to help guide any changes necessary on the next phase of sampling.”EPA officials will meet with the Columbia Falls City Council on April 17 and join a public meeting tentatively scheduled for April 19. The location remains to be determined and will be announced soon.»»» Click here to read the CFAC site investigation reportThe 7,300-page report detailing the first round of remedial investigation outlines the results from more than 700 samples that were collected from the site’s soil, groundwater, surface water and sediment. A total of 44 monitoring wells were installed and the first phase of site investigation took place over a seven-month span in 2016. A second round of testing is underway now and results should be published by June, according to a CFAC official.One of the primary sources of hazardous materials is the legacy landfill on the northwest end of the property. The landfill has been isolated but a water plume has developed.“The preliminary indicators are that there are no red flags and no surprises,” John Stroiazzo, CFAC project manager, told the Beacon.“The source is where we thought it was and this data now confirms it. We know where that water plume is going and the program continues with additional monitoring.”Cyanide was found to be widespread across the property. It was detected within 93 percent of surface samples, 87 percent of shallow samples, 56 percent of intermediate samples, and 66 percent of the below water table samples, according to the report.The report notes that cyanide concentrations were below the EPA’s residential regional screening level of 15 mg/kg in all samples with the exception of four samples collected from the northeast percolation pond (one surface, two shallow, and one intermediate).Cyanide concentrations were below the EPA’s industrial regional screening level of 2.3 mg/kg in all samples with the exception of eight samples collected within the northeast and northwest percolation pond and two samples beneath the former cathode soaking pit location within the main plant area.Regional screening levels are site-specific standards that help inform EPA Superfund cleanup and risk assessment.Aluminum, arsenic, cobalt, iron, and manganese were detected at concentrations exceeding EPA regional screening levels of in more than 70 percent of all samples collected. Metals were detected frequently across the site with 16 different types found at frequencies between 90 and 100 percent of the samples collected. This is indicative of metals that are naturally occurring substances in the environment, according to the CFAC report.Fluoride was detected in 100 percent of surface and shallow samples, 98 percent of intermediate samples, and 100 percent of the below water table samples, the report showed. None of the fluoride concentrations exceeded the EPA’s industrial regional screening level of 4,700 mg/kg.The next steps of the multi-year remedial investigation will include preparing a Human Health and Ecological Risk Assessment Work Plan.“We successfully accomplished the goal of Phase I, which is critical to the project,” Stroiazzo said. “The work performed provides an understanding of site conditions and will help determine the roadmap forward.”He added, “We know moving this work forward is important to everyone involved in this project, including the community of Columbia Falls.”A copy of the report is available online and in the Columbia Falls Library. Email Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox.last_img read more

News / Capacity cuts and trade war combine to increase container tonnage laying idle

first_imgBy Mike Wackett 13/09/2018 A perfect storm of radical capacity cuts by carriers and US president Donald Trump’s threat to hike tariffs on Chinese goods could see many more containerships laid-up, according to Alphaliner.Yesterday, The Loadstar reported shipping association BIMCO’s warning that over a quarter of container trade on the transpacific could be at risk from the escalating US-China tit-for-tat trade war.The latest data from Alphaliner, based on a survey on 3 September, records 143 idled ships, for 408,283 teu representing 1.8% of the total global cellular fleet.It said: “Idled numbers are expected to rise in the coming weeks due to service cancellations for the winter slack season.” Alphaliner noted that that the service cuts announced so far were “significantly more severe” than those in 2017.The 2M alliance partners, Maersk Line and MSC, are “temporarily suspending” their AE2/Swan Asia-North Europe loop, with the last sailing from China on 22 September. The 11 vessels deployed on the loop – eight by MSC and three by Maersk – have an average capacity of 19,250 teu and will need to find alternative employment for the indefinite suspension.Today, Maersk told customers it would blank the AE2 service “one week prior to the already announced cancellations”.Alphaliner suggests the ULCVs could be deployed on other Asia to Europe strings, replacing smaller tonnage, which will face a period of lay-up.These surplus large ships and the impact of the delivery of more newbuild ULCVs appears to be the primary source for the expected big spike in idled capacity.In general, with the exception of the very smallest box tonnage, under 1,000 teu, where demand is weak due to economies of scale, the charter market in the smaller sectors remains robust. And panamax container vessels are still much in demand.One Hamburg broker told The Loadstar this week he had fixed a 4,250 teu ship for a six-month charter, with a six-month option, for just shy of $14,000 a day.“The market in the smaller sizes is strong,” he said, “these hire rates are not much less than we can get for ships twice the size.”This was confirmed by Alphaliner, which said: “Charter rates for VLCS and LCS [large container ships] units are particularly unimpressive, being in some cases, hardly any higher than what substantially smaller classic panamaxes can currently obtain.”It continued: “The [charter] market outlook is uncertain. Despite sustained cargo volumes on many routes, the overall operating environment remains challenging for carriers.”It added that continued operating losses suffered by many carriers would “inevitably result in more service restructurings”, which Alphaliner said would “affect the demand for tonnage, at least for certain ship sizes”.Nonetheless, with hurricanes and typhoons disrupting carriers’ schedules, Alphaliner notes that the “ill wind” is providing a fillip for containership owners as lines need to charter extra tonnage to fill the gaps left by delayed vessels.last_img read more

News / 3,000 new drivers as Tesco creates 16,000 jobs in online sales boom

first_img Tesco plans to create permanent roles for 16,000 new workers in its online business, including 3,000 new delivery drivers, underlining a pandemic-fuelled shift to e-commerce that’s wiping out jobs in the UK’s shopping districts, reports Bloomberg today.Britain’s largest supermarket operator said the positions were in addition to 4,000 permanent roles already created since Covid-19 emerged. By LoadstarEditorial 24/08/2020 Read more…last_img

News / Smaller road operators must get on board if emission targets are to be met

first_imgBy Alex Lennane 29/01/2021 New technology, managerial change and incentives for smaller European road operators to cut emissions will be key to achieving a target of a 90% CO2 reduction in transport by 2050, according to a new study.HGVs account for about 20% of transport-related emissions – but 99% of the European market comprises firms with fewer than 50 employees – outlining the importance of bringing the SME sector onboard.Smart Freight Centre, which compiled the data with Kühne Logistics University (KLU) and Transporeon, said the study reveals that “the involvement and commitment of small carriers will be essential to reach decarbonisation targets”.It added: “As freight movement on European roads is projected to increase by almost 50% by 2050, support and incentives are needed urgently from a number of stakeholders in the industry. “While the vast majority of carriers acknowledge the importance of decarbonising the road freight sector, operators with larger fleets are in a better position to undertake concrete steps to bring down transport-related CO2 emissions. The majority of carriers with fewer than 20 vehicles, on the other hand, see little or no business opportunity in decarbonising operations.”Barriers such as costs, uncertainty of customer demand, emissions reduction measures and new energy technologies “are clear barriers”, notes the study.“As a result, many carriers lack basic emission calculation capabilities and available operational and technical fuel efficiency measures are often not implemented. This represents a large untapped potential for saving money, as well as CO2 emissions.”Eszter Toth-Weedon, senior partnership manager at Smart Freight Centre, said: “This report points out the necessity and value of collaboration. Road freight carriers, especially SMEs, need the support of freight buyers, OEMs and policy makers to ensure timely and efficient decarbonisation.”Prof Alan McKinnon, co-author of the study at KLU, added: “The discussion on road freight decarbonisation in Europe is increasingly dominated by the choice of low-carbon truck technology and energy sources – essentially a supply-side issue.“This research shows that there will also be a major demand-side challenge in encouraging over half a million small carriers to switch to these new vehicles and, until then, to operate their current diesel-powered ones more energy-efficiently. KLU’s work on this subject recognises the need for managerial as well as technological change.”Larger companies are already doing what they can. Yesterday Gebrüder Weiss added a hydrogen truck (pictured) to its fleet, which can save about 80 tons of CO2 emissions a year.“The coronavirus pandemic has diverted attention away somewhat from the climate change challenge, yet the logistics sector is continuing its work with manufacturers to find alternative ways of powering vehicles,” said CEO Wolfram Senger-Weiss. “Our aim is to gain experience using this technology to help us prepare for a situation where it may see wider use.” The Hyundai XCIENT Fuel Cell is a 36-ton truck, designed to transport about 25 tons of goods, with a range of around 600 km. The truck is powered by a 350kw electric motor, generated by water chemically reacting with oxygen. Instead of pollutants, all that escapes via the tail pipe is water vapour. The Swiss network of hydrogen filling stations is still under construction, but is comprehensive enough to enable use of such vehicles across the whole of eastern Switzerland.Some 2,000 of the hydrogen trucks are due to be produced and delivered by the end of this year.“We are proud to be among the first in the world to take receipt of these vehicles. We see the H2 truck as a viable alternative to other drive technologies and, given the right infrastructure, we intend to use it in Austria and southern Germany in the future,” added Mr Senger-Weiss.last_img read more

Princeton University Fellowship for Scholars

first_img Tweet Similar Stories ← The Model Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Recipients of doctorates in Education (Ed.D. or Ph.D. degrees), doctorates of Jurisprudence, and candidates for/recipients of Ph.D. degrees from Princeton University are not eligible to apply;If you have already applied to the Princeton Society of Fellows, you may not apply a second time. Priority will be given to applicants who have received no more than one year of research-only funding past the Ph.D. degree.Fellowships will be awarded to applicants at the beginning of their academic career. Applicants must have already demonstrated outstanding scholarly achievement and excellence in teaching. Their work should also show evidence of unusual promise. The Society has a particular interest in fostering innovative interdisciplinary approaches in the humanities and social sciences. African Liberty Writing Fellowship 2021 for Young Writers Princeton University Fellowship for Scholars Deadline: 15 September 2017Open to: applicants already holding the PhD degreeFellowship: stipend of USD 86,600DescriptionThe Princeton Society of Fellows, an interdisciplinary group of scholars in the humanities, social sciences, and selected natural sciences, invites applications for the 2018-2021 Fellowship competition.Eligibilitya) Applicants already holding the PhD degree at time of application:You must have received your degree between January 1, 2016 and September 15, 2017:The receipt of the PhD is determined by the date on which you fulfilled all requirements for the degree at your institution, including the defense and filing of the dissertation.You will be asked to upload a document on the application site with evidence of completion of all requirements for the PhD degree (either your formal PhD certificate or a degree confirmation letter from your advisor).  b) Applicants who are ABD (All But Dissertation) at time of application:If you will not meet the September 15, 2017, deadline for receipt of PhD but are expected to have fulfilled all conditions for the degree, including defense and filing of dissertation, by June 15, 2018, you may still apply for a postdoctoral fellowship provided you have completed a substantial portion of the dissertation (approximately half).You will be asked to upload a letter on the application site confirming your “progress to degree” from either your Department Chair or your Director of Graduate Studies.Please note that ABD candidates who are awarded a fellowship will be asked to provide a document from either the Registrar or Dean of their Graduate School by June 15, 2018, to confirm completion of all requirements for the Ph.D. Fellows must reside in or near Princeton during the academic year of their fellowship term in order that they can attend weekly seminars and other events on campus.FellowshipFour three-year Postdoctoral Fellowships will be awarded this year. The stipend for each of the three years of the fellowship will be approximately USD 86,600;In addition, fellows are provided with a shared office, a personal computer, a research account of $5,000 a year, access to university grants, benefits and other resources;Fellows are expected to reside in or near Princeton during the academic year in order to attend weekly seminars and participate fully in the intellectual life of the Society;All candidates will be informed of the status of their application by the end of January 2018. Interviews will take place in early February;The Society will reimburse the cost of travel and lodging associated with the interview. Names of fellowship winners will be posted on the Society of Fellows’ website in July 2018.How to apply?In order to apply, please fill the application.Also, the following application items should be uploaded by the applicant:Cover letter;Curriculum vitae;Dissertation abstract;Writing sample: one chapter of the dissertation or one published article related to the dissertation topic;Research proposal;Two-course proposals;For ABD (All But Dissertation) candidates :  letter of “Progress to Degree” from the director of graduate studies or department chair. For applicants with PhD degree : document confirming your completion of all requirements for the Ph.D. degree;Names and email addresses of three referees, who will be contacted with an invitation to upload their confidential letter of recommendation to the online portal once the application has been submitted.For more information, please visit the official web page. Reddit +1 Share 0 Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Pacific Prime International Scholarship Program in Singapore → Google PhD Fellowship Program for graduate students ATLAS CORPS PROGRAMS August 16, 2017 Published by sanja LinkedIn 0 Pocketlast_img read more