HSBC unveils new appointments in management shake-up

first_imgIn October, HSBC posted a 19 per cent drop in third-quarter profit, a performance that Quinn branded as “not acceptable”. HSBC is set to announce its full-year results in February.  Monday 9 December 2019 12:35 pm HSBC shakes up senior management after ‘unacceptable’ third quarter whatsapp The announcement confirms reports in November that Assaf was set to move into a non-executive role, with acting chief executive Niall Quinn unhappy with the bank’s performance.  Georges Elheder and Greg Guyett, head of global markets and global banking respectively, will share Assaf’s role and both will be appointed to the board. (AFP via Getty Images) HSBC has replaced its investment banking boss and group chief operating officer in a raft of changes due to take effect in 2020.  Bloomberg reported this morning that Quinn’s restructuring is a bid to be appointed as chief executive on a permanent basis, after John Flint made a shock departure in August. whatsapp Ian Johnston Andy Maguire will also retire as Group chief operating officer in January and will leave HSBC in June.  He will be replaced by John Hinshaw, the former executive president of American technology firm Hewlett Packard.  Goodbody analyst John Cronin said: “The musical chairs look set to continue, and we look forward to hearing the refreshed strategy on 18 February with, potentially, news on the identity of the new permanent chief executive.” Read more: HSBC investment banking boss set to be moved aside Investment banking chief Samir Assaf will step down as chief executive of global banking and markets in March, after 10 years in the role. He will take a new role as chairman of corporate and institutional banking.  Share More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.com Read more: HSBC to bring in 40 per cent overdraft rate HSBC has also appointed Pam Kaur as group chief risk officer after stepping down from her role as head of wholesale and credit risk on 1 January. She will replace Marc Moses, who is set to retire on 9 December.   He said: “In their respective successors we have talented and capable individuals that I’m looking forward to working closely with.”   In a statement released this morning, Quinn thanked staff for their contribution to the bank. Tags: HSBC Holdingslast_img read more

Engagements, waking up to grim hashtags and dates in Laois – It’s all in our Tweets of the Week

first_img TAGSTweets of the Week Previous articleCertainty on Portlaoise Hospital is ‘sugar-coated promises’ says Laois TD StanleyNext articleLIVE BLOG: Laois hurlers take on Westmeath in Walsh Cup LaoisToday Reporter WhatsApp Engagements, waking up to grim hashtags and dates in Laois – It’s all in our Tweets of the Week GAA News WhatsApp It has been a busy Christmas and New Year but we’re finally winding down and getting back into the swing of things.That includes, the ever popular, Tweet of the Week and we can honestly say that Laois people just don’t disappoint.So, here are our very first Tweets of the Week of 2020! Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin Twitter GAA Facebook Pinterest By LaoisToday Reporter – 5th January 2020 Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory Not the most ideal start to the year..Waking up on the first Friday of 2020 to see WW3 is trending, nice one— Trevor Collins (@TrevorCollins97) January 3, 2020We’re with you Enda..what’s the real secret?? If only it were that easy 🤔 https://t.co/Ut867ufPRY— Enda Rowland (@EndaRowland2) January 2, 2020Congratulations to Laois legend, Willie and his fiancé Niamh!Rightly fecked now!! 🤣 https://t.co/0AhXx9VQLf— Willie Dunphy (@WillieDunphy) December 30, 2019Will someone PLEASE give us the answer???How come we never get to see Pete and Dawns kids in Gavin and Stacey???— Big Baby Davis (@Emmet_2011) December 30, 20192020 is the year of people being more clear with their words!!The county or the condiment? https://t.co/2VhALcK734— gráinne moran (@grainneroarin) January 4, 2020Well, we do have plenty to offer!I love how late 2019 I tweeted about how fed up I was with having to travel to dublin for dates and since then all my date offers are ‘I’ll come down to laois to see you!’ and a load of these people don’t even follow me. tweet what you want and it’ll happen x— rachel holly (@racheleustace) January 4, 2020SEE ALSO – Laois artists urged to get involved as search for 2020 Texaco Children’s Art Competition gets under way Twitter Pinterest Home We Are Laois A Bit of Fun Engagements, waking up to grim hashtags and dates in Laois – It’s… We Are LaoisA Bit of Funlast_img read more

North Korean family values change rapidly amid COVID-19 pandemic

first_img Facebook Twitter News Hamhung man arrested for corruption while working at a state-run department store North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) SHARE North Korea hikes “party contributions” Russia-based workers must pay by 30-55%center_img News AvatarMun Dong HuiMun Dong Hui is one of Daily NK’s full-time journalists. Please direct any questions about his articles to [email protected] RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News North Korean attitudes toward traditional family values appear to be changing rapidly with the prolonging of COVID-19 quarantine measures. According to one of Daily NK’s sources, more people choose cohabitation over marriage, and divorces are also on the rise. A source in North Pyongan Province told Daily NK in a phone call on Mar. 10 that “people are choosing cohabitation over marriage because more men find themselves unable to fulfill their role [as the family’s main breadwinner], due to the COVID-19 situation and sanctions against North Korea.” He added that “in Sinuiju, [it has become so common that] people end up living together right away if they like each other.” Many businesses in North Korea have virtually shut down entirely due to COVID-19 and sanctions. As a result, a lot of men are unable to make a decent living. The source said that “women are choosing to live together [with their partners] instead of marrying due to economic problems.” He added that “this reflects women’s concerns they will have to take responsibility for their incompetent husbands in the future.“People consider it more modern to live together instead of getting married,” the source noted, adding that, “A lot of people just get their marriage licenses at a later stage if they end up having children.”Some may perceive North Korean women’s preference for cohabitation over marriage as a wise choice and an example of their progressiveness. Women with economic power seem to be changing the norm for marriages in the country. The difficulty in getting a divorce is also considered one reason why more North Korean women prefer to cohabitate. A ruling from a “people’s court” is required to divorce in North Korea. Only severe cases of domestic violence or ideological disagreements are accepted as valid reasons for divorce, while general family disagreements such as adultery are excluded. According to the source, “the expensive costs of litigation and social stigmatization of divorcees also play a role [in driving people away from marriage].“Women with economic means have recently been able to file divorces through the use of bribes,” he added.    Pyongyang Woman ClutchbagA woman walking in Pyongyang is seen holding a clutchbag. / Image: Pyongyang Photography and Reporting AssociationThe source noted that “the number of divorce cases in families is rising rapidly,” further explaining that “women have more actively pushed for divorce in the last three years as many men were unable to earn proper money and have became burdens on their wives.” According to him, “women are borrowing money to divorce because they are suffering [in their marriages]” and that “the cost of divorce through bribes to people’s courts varies and can range from 500 to thousands of US dollars.” The source further explained that “women who wish to divorce first pay bribes to their lawyers, who then pass the money on to the judge and the people’s assessors [lay judges],” adding that, “[After this process], the divorce can be finalized easily.” According to him, “there is a difference in people’s ability to divorce depending on wealth and location“ and that “because 500 USD is a large amount of money, women who divorce are those who already have some money from before or are able to borrow.” He further noted that “a considerable amount of women divorce in this way, and because these women move out as soon as the divorce is finalized, plenty of men are left behind on their own.” According to the source, there are some men who have become live-in housekeepers in the houses of recently divorced women.He elaborated that “some men [the housekeepers] receive RMB 300 [around USD 46] per month to cook for and tend to the sexual demands of the divorced women.” He noted that “because the world is in a state of chaos, there are too many cases of families breaking apart.”On the other hand, while demands for divorce are growing among North Korean women, the opposite is true for the more anachronistic (traditional) North Korean men. “Some men explain the growing demand for divorce among North Korean women as due to economic troubles making it more difficult to control women,” the source said. “There are also those who attribute it to increased ‘ideological openness.’”North Korean men’s perception of women remains rooted in feudal patriarchy. There is no reflection on the severity of human rights violations faced by women, such as the grave domestic violence issue in the country. The contrast with North Korean women is distinct, as they break away from patriarchal values in an attempt to improve the rights they enjoy.*Translated by Vilde Olaussen Please direct any comments or questions about this article to [email protected] in Koreanlast_img read more

U.S. regulators propose new risk management guidance for banks

first_img Facebook LinkedIn Twitter OSFI seeks to step up sector’s cyber resilience The proposed guidance would apply to large financial institutions, including U.S. domestic banks with at least US$50 billion in total assets, foreign banks with US$50 billion or more in combined U.S. assets, and, other financial firms designated by the Financial Stability Oversight Council. The proposals are out for comment until March 15. The U.S. Federal Reserve Board on Thursday requested comment on proposed guidance that would clarify the Fed’s supervisory expectations related to risk management for large financial institutions. The guidance, “is part of a broader initiative” to bolster bank oversight and governance in the wake of the global financial crisis, the Fed says in a news release. James Langton Share this article and your comments with peers on social mediacenter_img Translating climate risks into financial risks takes work How should banks allocate capital for crypto? Related news Keywords Banking industry,  United States last_img read more

New award to recognise exceptional practice in adult social care workforce

first_imgNew award to recognise exceptional practice in adult social care workforce Gold and silver awards will recognise outstanding contribution to adult social careThe award will bring recognition to social care workers in line with NHS workforce awardsProfessor Deborah Sturdy has today (Wednesday 19 May) outlined her commitment to recognise the outstanding contribution made by social care workers and nurses in England and their enormous range of skills, expertise and enduring compassion.The awards will mirror the Chief Nursing Officer Ruth May’s awards for the NHS, and aim to celebrate nurses and care workers in adult social care who go above and beyond their everyday roles to provide excellent care, leadership and inspiration.Presented as gold and silver awards, they represent an important step towards bringing recognition in line with the NHS workforce and recognise the extraordinary commitment of the adult social care workforce.Chief Nurse for Adult Social Care Professor Deborah Study said:The pandemic has shone a light on the exemplary efforts of our dedicated social care workforce, and I am committed to ensuring we recognise the selfless hard work they do day in and day out.The social care workforce more than ever continues to demonstrate unwavering compassion, professionalism and dedication. Not only during the pandemic but every year.I am extremely proud to present these awards to colleagues in social care which reflect those for colleagues in the NHS.These individual awards recognise exceptional practice and care and rightly give recognition, acknowledgement and appreciation that those individuals deserve.The awards come at an important time, to celebrate the huge contribution of the nursing and wider care workforce in the past year as well as building on the system-wide collaboration across health and social care we’ve seen during the pandemic.This new award is the first of its kind for adult social care and is open to the workforce from all settings and parts of the sector.The awards will be on an application basis and awarded throughout the year.Nominations will be considered by a panel of NHS and adult social care chief nursing officers and adult social care sector representatives. The Chief Nurse for Adult Social Care aims to present the first award later this year.The gold award will recognise outstanding achievements and performance demonstrated by a nurse or social care worker in their sphere of practice. This may be clinical practice, education, research or leadership. The award recognises the exceptional contribution by an individual with a distinguished career in nursing or social care.The silver award recognises performance that goes above and beyond the expectations of the everyday role that the nurse or social care worker is expected to perform. Again, this could be demonstrated in education, research, patient and carer experience, leadership, tackling diversity and health inequalities, and could be awarded to either an individual or a team.The awards will not be limited to registered nurses and will be extended to include all carers across all care settings, not only care homes.Applications are available as a form which should be supported by 2 signatories:gold award nomination formsilver award nomination form /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. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Award, building, career, carer, education, gold, Government, leadership, nurse, nursing, pandemic, Professor, research, study, UK, UK Government, workforcelast_img read more

Fiat Chrysler delays revived, $100K Jeep Grand Wagoneer

first_imgCreated with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 The original Jeep Grand Wagoneer The Jeep Grand Wagoneer isn’t the only FCA vehicle affected – the next generation of heavy-duty Ram pickups have also been reportedly delayed, likely due to the same reasons.  Indeed, dumping even more cash to retool its Warren, Mich., assembly plant to support the Grand Wagoneer’s unibody underpinnings would be a redundant expense, especially since FCA is retooling its Sterling Heights, Mich., and Toledo, Ohio, plants next year for body-on-frame production. See More Videos Trending Videos Trending in Canada RELATED TAGSJeepNewsAlfa Romeo GiuliaAlfa Romeo SpACars and Car DesignChrysler Group LLCCulture and LifestyleJeep WagoneerMichiganNorth AmericaOhioSports CarsSterling HeightsSUVs and CrossoversToledoUnited StatesWarren (Michigan) 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” COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. 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 advertisement The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever It was going so well – Jeep was planning to take on six-figure luxury SUVs with one of its own, all while reviving one of the most storied names in the company’s history.Yet because the best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry, Automotive News reports Fiat Chrysler – having worked on the project for the better part of the last two years – has delayed the project, according to various parts suppliers.Why? Well, Fiat Chrysler wouldn’t dish any details, but Auto News speculates the automaker anticipates funds will run low soon, especially considering the resources that went into the high-risk revival of Alfa Romeo in North America. It certainly doesn’t help that the Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio aren’t on sale yet.  ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more

First Look: 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

first_img The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. 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 These innovations defined the Corvette as we know it LOS ANGELES, Calif. — When did the good folks at General Motors become such wizards at PR?Ham-handed at times, and occasionally downright counterproductive they can be, but when it comes to the mid-engine Corvette, The General has been playing us — you, the consumer, and we, the media — like a Stradivarius.Dribbling out information like pronouncements from the mount, the unveiling of a Chevrolet-badged mid-engine supercar has turned July 18 into the automotive media event of the year. COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS In other words, I “know” the base C8 is going to be a success. As for the much-speculated hot-rod versions, I still don’t know what I don’t know. 66 Years of Corvette complaints: a history of hating AmericaAs for its dampers, the C8 will rely on GM’s tried-and-true magneto-rheological system (rather than mechanically altering the shock absorbers’ valving, Magnetic Ride Control alters the viscosity of the shock’s hydraulic fluid). General Motors got into variable-viscosity damping fluid before anyone else and, now on its fourth-gen system, is still the industry leader.It must work. While no discussion was allowed on the Corvette’s ultimate performance — i.e. as of yet, no Nurburgring times have been posted — Juechter did say the base C8 with standard, passive suspension and Michelin Pilot Sport ALS all-season radials — 305/30ZR20 in the rear and 245/XR3519 in the front — will generate almost 1.0 g in corners. Rudimentary the new Vette’s chassis may be, but it certainly seems effective. As for the Z51 — which adds manually adjusted shocks, larger brake rotors and performance Michelin Pilot Sport 4S rubber to the equation — we can’t even speculate to how fast it will thread a hairpin.But is all this eschewing of exotic materials and suspension effective at keeping the new C8’s MSRP (semi-)reasonable? Who knows? Hagerty says it expects the new C8 to cost about US$10,000 more than its predecessor. If they be right, we’re looking at a starting price of around $80,000 here in the Great White Frozen North. [Chevrolet said at the reveal the car would start at around $70,000 in Canada — Ed.]Yes, they’ve fixed up the interiorIt’s no secret the interiors of Corvettes past have been a little, well, outre. Oh, the C7’s cabin wasn’t as awkward as some, but interior décor has not exactly been a Corvette strength. The C8 puts much of that clumsiness in the past. Sure, the squarish, two-arm steering wheel looks a little retro (and not in a good way) but the rest of the cockpit is pretty avant garde.The switchgear — air conditioning and seat heating controls, etc. — form a stylish, sweeping border between pilot and passenger. The infotainment system is also angled at the driver. Only the transmission’s push-button controls and various mode selectors are left on the centre console. A 14-speaker Bose audio system ensures the radio’s bass pounds as hard as the exhaust note.As for seats, loyal Corvette owners — an aging, creaking lot, as I mentioned — will be happy to hear the new C8 buckets have about 25 millimetres more travel, and the seat reclines nine degrees further back. And not only does the new C8 have a rear trunk — unique amongst mid-engine supercars — it’s large enough to carry two (smallish) golf bags. Take that, Ferrari!Putting it all into perspectiveAs you can tell, all this advanced information still leaves much room for will-they-or-won’t-they speculation. Twin-turbo or not? Hybrid or not? Is there really going to be 1,000 horsepower in the offing?So here’s one man’s take on the C8 as we now know it, and the even more hyper Corvettes to come. If the new C8 comes in at anything like the pricing speculated, it will be, archaic pushrod engine notwithstanding, a major coup. What General Motors has accomplished with its front-engined C7 has been quite literally a triumph of design over engineering. If the same nous can be applied to a more advanced mid-engine design with the same flair, I expect the base C8 to be nothing short of magic.On the other hand, I remain a little more than confused/skeptical/astonished at the reported turbo/hybrid/turbo-and-hybrid variants being proposed for future C8s. A full 1,000 hp would put the C8 firmly into the realm of McLaren P1s and Ferrari LaFerraris. Indeed, if the base Stingray can sprint to 100 clicks in three seconds flat with just 495 horsepower, what sort of madness will 1,000 horses generate? Could we see a 2.5-second zero-to-100-km/h time? Two seconds flat? To be sure, the limitations will be traction, not motivation.Forget actual performance figures — Corvettes have never lacked for speed — I can’t help but think owners of current European supercars will find the new Corvette not exotic enough for their taste. Pushrod V8s and basic long-/short-arm suspension may be seen as an anachronism too far for those who shop Ferrari and Lamborghini. Even if more expensive versions spout high-tech engines, the lack of a carbon-fibre chassis and exotic suspension configurations may put off those used to shopping unobtainium. They really were worried Corvette loyalists would hate the C8Rumours that GM execs were worried the Corvette’s traditional audience — old, male and shirtless, according to one brutally honest wag — would hate the new mid-engined C8 were absolutely spot-on. Indeed, according to Juechter, rumours Chevy would produce the C8 and C7 simultaneously as a sop to all those hairy-chested geriatrics were at one point true, GM execs hedging their bets in a fine example of Detroit mawkish indecision.But, as Juechter tells it, as soon as they saw the first rendition of the new C8, all plans for a C7 continuation were dropped. According to Automobile magazine’s 2014 Man of the Year, that’s because the new mid-engine ‘Vette is stunningly gorgeous. But I also suspect a large measure of newfound confidence came from the fact that, from the front or rear dead-on, the C8 looks very much like a refreshed — mildly refreshed — C7. Oh, some angles and creases have changed, but from directly behind or ahead, there’s no mistaking the C8 for anything other than an evolution of the Corvette.From the side, however, the C8 looks all genuine mid-engined supercar, and a truly gorgeous rendition at that. From almost every perspective, the new ‘Vette looks purposeful in its aerodynamics, subtle in its proportions and positively dynamic in its stance.Oh, there will be critics. A few nay-sayers will compare it to a McLaren-cloned this or deride it as an NSX-derived that. Then there will be those who will call the styling too American-centric, as if that were insult.They would be dunderheads. The new C8 is, in a word, stunning.The (base) engine is another ode to Corvette’s pastThe only truly solid powerplant information we have is about the base 6.2-litre small-block V8. Juechter cites compact dimensions (important for space considerations in a mid-engined car), a low centre-of-gravity (c-of-g is allegedly right around the driver’s inner hip to allow better steering feedback) and sufficiently attractive looks — all those hide-bound loyalists will no doubt be thrilled by the large 3.2-mm-thick glass panel in the rear hatch shows off the LT2 — as reasons to stick with the small-block.It’s unlikely anyone will be disappointed with the performance. Thanks to a new intake system and a wild set of immaculately crafted individual equal-length “up-and-over” headers, the LT2 pumps out 495 horsepower (at 6,450 rpm) and 470 pound-feet of torque (at 5,150 rpm), the most horsepower and torque for any entry-level model in Corvette history. It will be mated to a new Tremec-sourced eight-speed dual-clutch transaxle. No, there will not be a manual offered, the new C8 yet another resounding admission the stick-shift transmission is all but dead.As with previous Corvette gearboxes, 7th and 8th gears are essentially overdrives, the LT2 loafing as low as 1,200 rpm on the highway. Second through 6th, meanwhile, are track-ready close-ratios, for minimal rpm drop between shifts. Most impressive, however, says Juechter, is how short first gear will be. “You won’t believe how hard this car launches,” still talking about the base small-block.In fact, if Chevrolet’s testing is right, the new Corvette is going to be scary-fast. Officially, GM claims the new C8 will break the three-second barrier to 60 miles per hour (97 kilometres per hour). That would indicate even the slowest C8 will be a genuine three-second zero-to-100-km/h supercar. On the spec sheet at least, the base C8 would seem a real challenge to lesser McLarens and Lamborghinis.We’re basically certain Chevy is sticking with the overhead-valve layout, at least in the base car, so loyalists will be comforted by the rhythmic clickety-clack of the pushrods know and love. As Juechter puts it, “it’s a true big-bore Corvette sound. If you don’t like the sound of the small-block, you’re not going to like this one, because it sounds just like what you’re familiar with.”As for rumours of twin-turbo’ed double-overhead-camshaft hybridized V8s to rival the LaFerrari or McLaren P1, they’ll stay rumours for now, Juechter refusing to confirm or deny any powertrains beyond the LT2. Like I said, after suffering years of not-always-polite speculation, GM wants to milk all this anticipation for as long as it can.They tried to keep the price in checkAs much as its configuration is a radical departure from past Corvettes, the construction of its chassis is anything but. Indeed, while Juechter mentions the new C8’s suspension attachment points are some of the largest high-pressure die castings the company has ever produced, its underpinnings are very much an evolution of previous Corvette’s.The frame is, much like a C7’s, mostly aluminum — no McLaren-like carbon-fibre tub to be found — only with the engine moved back and the cabin mushed forward. That said, there’s now virtually no welding in the frame. “It’s almost all,” says Juechter, “structural adhesives with redundant mechanical fasteners.” The result is a chassis “substantially stiffer than the competition’s [that would be Ferrari and Lamborghini] open cars” and vastly more rigid than the current Corvette.That all being said, the C8 weighs in at 1,530 kilograms, noticeably more than the 1,420 kilos Ferrari claims for the 488 Spyder; and the McLaren LT Spyder’s 1,297 kg.The suspension configuration is similarly familiar. Though the specific layouts are vastly different — incorporating a rear transaxle guarantees that — the C8 will ride on basic double wishbones at all four wheels. According to Juechter, there will be no F1-like rockers added for variable-linkage ratios, nor any McLaren-like cross-linked hydraulic connection between diagonally-located — left-front-to-right-rear and left-rear-to-right-front — shock absorbers.In fact, the most radical departure in the suspension department will be that the Corvette’s traditional transverse rear spring is no more, having been replaced by coil springs. Oh, and there will also be a “lift kit” that will momentarily raise the front end by some 40 millimetres so you don’t scrape the lower bumper skirts.RELATED Trending Videos RELATED TAGSChevroletCorvetteCoupeNon-LuxuryNew Vehiclesdrivingmas2019Non-Luxury See More Videos So, never mind that they’ve been spooning out details like we’re toddlers in high chairs. Or that we all already knew, thanks to the most easily-accessed “spy” photos in the history of new automobiles, every angle of its silhouette. Ignore the fact that, even though Driving was given a super-secret, hush-hush advanced briefing by none other than Tadge Juechter, the C8’s chief engineer, we still don’t know all the performance metrics of this new Corvette.Yes, all that aside, here’s what we know, what we think we know and even — to paraphrase the immortal Donald Rumsfeld — what we don’t know we don’t know about Chevy’s new C8 Corvette. 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Urban/Rural Divorce Trial To Be Played Out In Telluride

first_img Published: Sept. 13, 2000 The University of Colorado at Boulder’s Center for the American West will host a mock divorce trial between the urban and rural West on Wednesday, Sept. 27 in Telluride.The program will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the San Miguel County Courthouse. The event is free and open to the public.The mock trial will explore the complex relationship between the urban and rural interests in the West. The program is presented as a divorce hearing between Sandy Greenhills West (the rural West) and Urbana Asphalt West (the Urban West). The hearing will highlight many of the difficult issues facing the West today including water, pollution, support of and control over rural communities and the use of natural resources.In the mock trial, Sandy Greenhills seeks to sever his relationship with Urbana citing irreconcilable differences ranging from “failure to support” to infidelity through flirting with foreign markets. The divorce hearing then is set into motion.Local participants playing witnesses in the performance include Kris Holstrom, an organic farmer; Dr. Howard Donner, Telluride Medical Clinic; Seth Cagin, publisher, Telluride Watch; and Linda Rogers from the adjacent town of Mountain Village.Dick Unruth, a local attorney, will play the part of the judge, and Bill Masters, San Miguel County Sheriff, will play the bailiff.The performance will include Patricia Nelson Limerick, professor of history at CU-Boulder, as Urbana Asphalt West; Dr. Charles Scoggin, CEO and co-founder, Sage Medical Institute Inc. in Boulder, as Sandy Greenhills West; and Tamar V. Scoggin, an intern at the Center of the American West, as Suburbia Greenlawn West.The mission of the Center of the American West is to explore the distinctive character and issues of the region and to help Westerners become well-informed, participating citizens in their communities.For more information contact the Center for the American West at (303) 492-4879 or visit the Web site at www.centerwest.org. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

Dusinberre, Douglass named President’s Teaching Scholars

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Three University of Colorado professors have been chosen as 2013 President’s Teaching Scholars, educators who have skillfully integrated teaching and research at a high level throughout their careers at CU.The title of CU President’s Teaching Scholar signifies the university system’s highest recognition of excellence in and commitment to learning and teaching, as well as active, substantial contributions to scholarly work. CU President Bruce D. Benson solicits annual nominations of faculty for the designation, which is a lifetime appointment.The newly named scholars are: Charles C. “Chip” Benight, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS); Scot Douglass, Ph.D., Associate Professor, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, University of Colorado Boulder (CU-Boulder); and Elspeth “Beth” Dusinberre, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Classics Department, CU-Boulder.Benight is founder and director of the CU-Trauma, Health & Hazards Center, a cross-disciplinary center focused on extreme human events. His primary area of research interest is in human adaptation from trauma, including recovery from natural and man-made disasters, auto accident trauma, sexual abuse, domestic violence and bereavement. He has been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Science Foundation and the Department of Defense.“He is the prototype for what a mentor should be,” wrote Thomas P. Huber, professor and President’s Teaching Scholar at UCCS, in nominating Benight. “His teaching and his research meld together, especially for his master’s students and his colleagues in the Trauma Center.”Benight earned his doctorate in counseling psychology, with an emphasis in health psychology/behavioral medicine, from Stanford University. He earned his master’s degree in counseling and his bachelor’s degree in business management from Arizona State University.Douglass is director and faculty-in-residence at the Andrews Hall Residential College, Engineering Honors and Goldshirt Residential Academic Programs (RAP). He also is faculty director of the Engineering Honors Program and an associate professor in the Herbst Program of Humanities for Engineers. He strives to make literature accessible and relevant.“Scot is an outstanding teacher and researcher, a prize-winning Residential Academic Program Director, a highly valued colleague, and an inspiration and mentor to both students and faculty alike,” wrote Diane E. Sieber, associate dean for education in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, in nominating Douglass.He earned his doctorate in comparative literature from CU-Boulder, his master’s in theology from Dallas Theological Seminary and his bachelor’s in cellular and developmental biology from the University of Arizona.Dusinberre teaches primarily Greek and Near Eastern archaeology. She played a key role in redesigning her department’s art and archeology curriculum for graduates and undergraduates, and has authored three books.“Dusinberre is a remarkably dedicated teacher and researcher with a passion for her subject of Greek and Near Eastern Art and Archaeology and a gift for communicating that passion to students, colleagues and the general public,” wrote Diane A. Conlin, associate professor of classics, in the nomination letter. “She has inspired a whole generation of young archaeologists and art historians in our program both through her formidable expertise and keen intellect, and also through her caring and compassionate mentoring.”She earned her doctorate in classical art and archaeology from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor; her bachelor’s degree in classical archaeology from Harvard University. Published: April 24, 2013 last_img read more

Experts discuss way forward for NCD management and action plan for India

first_img Related Posts By salil sule on May 12, 2018 Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Read Articlecenter_img The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story News Share Re-energising the NCD Community towards commitment and collaborationAfter conducting two state level consultations with National Health Mission in 2017, Project HOPE and Eli Lilly and Company successfully conducted the 3rd and final consultation at national level. The aim of this consultation was to address implementation challenges in Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) and prioritize actions for effective implementation. These recommendations were compiled in a book of proceedings released at the end, comprising ideas and recommendations generated by the participants. In the series of consultations, the first 2 were held in Lucknow in October, 2017 and in Hyderabad in November, 2017 respectively; where all the NCD district implementers were invited to chalk out their recommendations to address implementation challenges.NCDs account for 61% of deaths in India each year (Global Burden of Diseases Report, 2016). They constitute a major public health challenge, impacting both the social and economic development of the country with substantial human costs.Speaking on the occasion, Dr Jitendra Singh, Minister of State in Prime Minister’s Office, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievance and Pensions; Dept of Atomic Energy and Dept of Space who was the chief guest for the event said, “I would like to congratulate Project HOPE for having organised this event. The subject of non-communicable diseases marks the march of India from one era of disease spectrum to another era. Currently, NCDs in India are facing challenges in terms of economic, social, cultural & lifestyle aspects. Organisations like Project HOPE play a very important role to identify people who need help and educate them on social aspects. For economic and lifestyle aspects our present government is very sensitive and is going to launch Ayushman Bharat Yojana next month which will benefit 10 crore families with a insurance cover of Rs 5 Lakh each. The government has also started the process of wellness clinics all over the country and free dialysis unit in each of the hospitals especially at district level. I am glad Project HOPE provided me with this platform where I can brainstorm and stimulate on issues like these”.Dr Laxmikant Palo, Regional Director- SE Asia/Country Director-India, Project HOPE said, “Addressing the programme implementation challenges of Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) requires comprehensive solutions developed together by all key stakeholders. Project HOPE is working in partnership with government and key stakeholders to respond to the growing burden of NCDs in India.”The purpose of these consultations was to bring together representatives from government, national and international non-governmental organisations, civil societies, policy and programme implementers, and private sector, to exchange and share their experiences and ideas about addressing operational challenges in implementing NCD programmes.Dr Thomas Kenyon – CEO Project HOPE global said, “Project HOPE welcomes the opportunity to support this national-level consultation on lessons learned and how to accelerate the Government of India’s exemplary efforts to control the growing burden of non-communicable diseases. These daunting challenges can only be overcome by mobilising the power of partnerships to deliver life-saving evidence-based interventions to those in need. This meeting further demonstrates our commitment and spirit of collaboration and coordination to save lives.”Luca Visini, MD, Eli Lilly and Co India said, “India currently faces a huge burden of Non-Communicable Diseases. There is a clear need for simpler screening process and technology needs to be leveraged for training physicians and healthcare workers. We at Eli Lilly and Company are committed to the cause and glad to be a partner for this effort.”The consultation called on the Central and State Governments, along with other partners, to take this agenda for NCD action forward. Experts discuss way forward for NCD management and action plan for India Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025last_img read more