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first_imgTuesday 19 March 2019 9:08 am Tags: Sugar tax Tax by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May Likebonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comBleacherBreaker4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!BleacherBreakerDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinitionFilm OracleThey Drained Niagara Falls – Their Gruesome Find Will Keep You Up All NightFilm OraclePost FunA Coast Guard Spotted Movement On A Remote Island, Then Looked CloserPost FunZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldPets DetectiveAfter Céline Dion’s Major Weight Loss, She Confirms What We Suspected All AlongPets DetectiveHealthyGem20 Hair Shapes That Make A Man Over 60 Look 40HealthyGemNext RefinanceThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryNext Refinance Share Opinion Is the proposed ban on TV junk food ads before 9pm just another example of nanny state regulation?Daniel Pryor, head of programmes at the Adam Smith Institute, says YES.When the government wants to treat TV ads for fruit juice like soft porn, you know something has gone horribly wrong. There’s no legal definition of “junk food”, so proposed ad bans use the “Nutrient Profile Model”, devised by a man who believes that God told him to bring the sugar tax to Britain (honestly). Everything from hummus to half-fat cheese is branded junk food. whatsapp City A.M.’s opinion pages are a place for thought-provoking views and debate. These views are not necessarily shared by City A.M. Is the proposed ban on TV junk food ads before 9pm just another example of nanny state regulation? More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org Public Health England would go even further and include virtually all fruit juices, smoothies, and yoghurt drinks.Even if we had a good definition to work with, banning these ads on TV before 9pm would still be the wrong move. There’s no credible evidence that it will make a dent in childhood obesity rates. Advertising doesn’t conjure up entirely new desires – it encourages people who fancy a pizza to order Domino’s rather than Papa John’s.This ban would hurt revenues that TV channels and social media depend on – and consumers will pay the difference.No impact on obesity, but worse TV and social media – this is the perfect advert for ending the nanny state.Geeta Sidhu-Robb, founder of Nosh Detox, says NO.As obesity figures are constantly on the rise, the proposal for junk food ads to be banned from TV before 9pm is most definitely not an example of a nanny state regulation. Obesity and other diet related diseases are there for all to see. It’s a genuine challenge that requires governmental regulation, as we are unable to monitor this as private citizens.Adverts are one of the biggest contributors to obesity, particularly for children. Under-16s make up more than 25 per cent of audiences and are among the most impressionable social groups. With constant exposure to adverts containing foods high in sugar, salt and fats, there is no doubt that they are being brainwashed – even subconsciously. There is no escape from it at times.The millions of pounds spent on junk food marketing every year would be better used to subsidise fresh fruit and organic produce. This will only be possible once governmental legislation is put into place to restrict exactly what we are exposed to. whatsapp Daniel PryorDaniel Pryor is head of programmes at the Adam Smith Institute. and Geeta Sidhu-Robb last_img read more

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first_img“By focusing on these shared ambitions and drawing a line under senseless trade disputes we can take our trade relationship to new heights and build back better from Covid-19.” In a statement released today, Truss said: “I also want to make progress on ending the Airbus/Boeing dispute and finding a permanent solution that works for industries in both nations. Stefan Boscia It comes after widespread reports this week that the US and UK are set come to an agreement to scrap retaliatory tariffs over the Airbus-Boeing dispute. whatsapp whatsapp Liz Truss to meet US counterpart to discuss UK-US trade deal Negotiations over a UK-US trade deal have been momentarily put on ice as Tai evaluates previous negotiations that were done by the Donald Trump White House. Show Comments ▼ The US have what are considered to be lower food standards than the EU and UK as they allow chicken to be chlorine washed and beef to be treated with hormones. International trade secretary Liz Truss will meet with her US counterpart today to hold discussions over the UK-US trade deal and on ending the long-running Airbus-Boeing trade dispute. Also Read: David Frost: UK-EU Northern Ireland negotiations making little progress Share The EU and US agreed to end their dispute over subsidies to the aviation giants yesterday, with both sides suspending tariffs worth billions of Euros. Also Read: Truss: There will be ‘very long transition’ in any UK-Australia trade deal This includes US agricultural goods and whether they would be given full access to the British market. Wednesday 16 June 2021 11:52 am International trade secretary Liz Truss will meet with US trade representative Katherine Tai in London for their first face-to-face meeting (Getty Images) Truss will meet with US trade representative Katherine Tai in London for their first face-to-face meeting, with the pair also set to discuss “our overall approach to trade, looking especially at tools and rules to tackle market-distorting practices by nations like China”. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeNational Injury BureauJury Finds Roundup Responsible For Lymphoma | Bayer To Pay $10 BillionNational Injury BureauLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyAll Things Auto | Search AdsNew Cadillac’s Finally On SaleAll Things Auto | Search AdsGameday NewsMichael Oher Tells A Whole Different Story About ‘The Blind Side’Gameday Newsbonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBePost Fun25 Worst Movies Ever, According To Rotten TomatoesPost Funmoneywise.comKirkland Products That Are Actually Big Brands In Disguisemoneywise.com It is understood that more than half of the deal is complete, however there are several major barriers to any agreemeent. More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orglast_img read more

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first_imgThe International Monetary Fund (IMF) has called on the United States to complete reforms promised in the aftermath of the financial crisis.The Washington-based organisation said one key post-crisis reform, the Dodd Frank Act, must be strengthened as well as protected from legislative proposals to water it down. Key areas of contention that need to addressed include money market funds, securities lending, the repo markets as well as housing finance.Read more: Why Dodd-Frank is pushing the US towards impending financial crisis”US officials have taken major strides to implement the post-crisis reform agenda and move towards a safer financial system, but this work is not yet complete,” said Aditya Narain, an assistant director in the monetary and capital markets department at the IMF.While the IMF’s line is similar to that of the Democratic Party it conflicts with the Republicans on the Senate banking committee who want to see the Dodd Frank Act weakened.The Dodd Frank Act is the center-piece of the US government’s regulatory response to the global financial crisis, which was partly born out of its toxic subprime mortgage market.Three key financial risks:Volatile markets:”An increase in volatile financial markets—whether during the Fed’s planned increase in interest rates or stemming from a global economic shock—could slow economic growth and trigger investors to withdraw from mutual funds.” Risky borrowing:”Low interest rates have led to a build-up in leverage—the use of borrowed money to invest—and are creating risks that impact insurance companies, mutual funds and other nonbanks.” Infrastructure:”Cyber attacks, natural disasters, or software and hardware failures could disrupt infrastructure and have a big impact on the financial system.” Show Comments ▼ IMF calls on the US to complete post-crisis reforms Share whatsapp Jessica Morris Tuesday 7 July 2015 10:01 am Tags: IMF by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailInvestment GuruRemember Cote De Pablo? Take A Deep Breath Before You See Her NowInvestment GuruMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyBuzzdaily WinnersCasinos Don’t Expect You To Do This; But They Can’t Stop You.Buzzdaily Winnerszenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorGameday NewsNBA Wife Turns Heads Wherever She GoesGameday News whatsapplast_img read more

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first_img Stricter visa rules to give firms headache amid skills shortage by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSwift VerdictChrissy Metz, 39, Shows Off Massive Weight Loss In Fierce New PhotoSwift VerdictMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyGameday NewsNBA Wife Turns Heads Wherever She GoesGameday Newszenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorBuzzdaily WinnersCasinos Don’t Expect You To Do This; But They Can’t Stop You.Buzzdaily Winners Proposed changes to rules governing who can work in the UK threaten to exacerbate the skills shortage facing employers, the head of a major recruiting body has warned.“Our data show that almost all businesses are operating at capacity and want to take on more staff to meet demand, but the reality is that chronic skills shortages are making this difficult,” Kevin Green, chief executive of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), said today. “It’s concerning that instead of meeting this challenge, the government is making it harder for employers to bring in the people they need from overseas with the proposed changes to Tier 2 visas.”It comes after 14 per cent of employers said they expect to see shortages in candidates for professional and managerial roles in the next year, an REC survey found, while 96 per cent of firms said they had little or no surplus capacity.[custom id=”21″] Tags: employment and wages Skills shortage UK immigration UK jobs whatsapp Sharecenter_img whatsapp Express KCS Tuesday 21 July 2015 8:31 pm Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe Wrap’Drake & Josh’ Star Drake Bell Arrested in Ohio on Attempted ChildThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The WrapWatch President Biden Do Battle With a Cicada: ‘It Got Me’ (Video)The WrapNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap Show Comments ▼last_img read more

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first_img UK digital ocean freight start-up Kontainers plans to make further inroads into the freight forwarding community this year with a new product designed to appeal to small-to-medium freight forwarders (SMEs).Kontainers chief executive Graham Parker told The Loadstar every freight forwarder and non-vessel operating ocean carrier – known in the US as Ocean Transportation Intermediaries (OTIs) – attending the Transpacific Maritime event in Long Beach in March would be offered a Kontainers Edge platform on site.This comes ahead of the formal launch of the K0ntainers Essential platform at the end of this year, which is targeted at SME and independent forwarders.“Any OTI attending TPM will be offered their own Kontainers Edge platform and once Essential is launched to the wider market it will mean that any freight forwarder will be able to offer the same tech capabilities as digital forwarders such as Flexport or the big 3PLs that have developed their own systems,” he said.Mr Parker added that one of the barriers for SME forwarders has been the cost of software investment and the time it consumes.“The general rule of thumb I employ is that for every $1m you invest in software, it takes one year to implement.“If you are a small freight forwarder you cannot do that. By comparison, the likes of Flexport have raised millions of dollars for tech investment, so on this basis they are way ahead, while multinational 3PLs clearly have pockets deep enough to invest substantially in tech.“Kontainers Essential takes away the competitive advantage the tech forwarders and multinationals have over the SMEs.“It costs $99 per month per user and takes minutes to implement – freight forwarders need to upload their logo and credit card details to our platform and within minute they will have a digital offering.“We believe this will democratise digital freight forwarding in the way that platforms such as Wix have democratised website development,” he said.Essential represents Kontainers’ third iteration of its digital ocean freight management platform – its Enterprise platform was adopted by some of the largest carriers and 3PLs, including Maersk; while the Kontainers Edge platform released last year was developed for the “mid-tier” forwarding market. By Gavin van Marle 22/01/2019 © Prasit Rodphan last_img read more

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first_imgFirst OpinionTo better treat the opioid crisis, call in the journalists? Related: But it certainly wasn’t a small ask. We aren’t used to having reporters observing us as we work, and we were nervous that if we gave up editorial control we could run the risk of being inaccurately represented. Even so, we agreed to this intriguing proposition. High-quality journalism, we thought, might be able to shed light on the pressing problem of opioid abuse by uncovering deeper truths, highlighting things we just weren’t seeing, and exploring varying perspectives, all of which could help us better address the crisis and improve our approach with patients. Related: Right from the get-go, we were in the thick of the two-month-long reporting process. Various teams of reporters and sound engineers recorded interviews with members of our team and the Northwell Health Opioid Management Steering Committee. They shadowed clinicians as they went about their work. With help from the Northwell public relations team, they interviewed a patient and his psychiatrist. We also invited the journalists to observe a training session for medical office assistants, nurses, and health coaches on our Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) service, which helps identify patients whose alcohol, drug, or tobacco use may be interfering with their health before it becomes a lifelong addiction. That piqued the journalists’ interest about our focused educational efforts on substance abuse underway at the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine.advertisement The focus of the series was on the stories of providers, patients, and family members, as well as the steps we were taking to address any gaps in clinical care and clinical training.Even though my colleagues and I know quite a bit about the opioid and heroin crisis, since we deal with it firsthand as health care providers, participating in the project gave us a clearer understanding of the epidemic. In our state, New York, more than 110,000 residents are treated daily in the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services system. It monitors a statewide network of certified treatment providers that operate more than 1,100 programs. That includes the direct operation of 12 addiction treatment centers, which provide inpatient rehabilitation services to more than 10,000 persons per year. Some states have even more difficult struggles, particularly Ohio and West Virginia. This epidemic is truly nationwide.Our hope, when we first agreed to participate in this project, was that it would provide additional perspectives and serve as a learning opportunity for our team and other Northwell clinicians. The final product, “The Fix: Treating New York’s Opioid Crisis,” certainly delivered on that promise.When we treat patients, most of us are laser focused on giving them the best care possible and sometimes saving them from life-threatening afflictions. We often don’t create opportunities for our patients to feel comfortable discussing their use of alcohol or drugs, which can constrain the flow of relevant information that can better inform clinical delivery and care plans. As we see the daily escalation of the opioid crisis in our communities, it is evident that there is no “face” to addiction. It can affect homemakers, students, lawyers, health care professionals, and construction workers. The podcast highlights this as folks from all walks of life share their accounts of addiction and how they could have been addressed, prevented, and better treated. [email protected] Dr. Sandeep Kapoor leads a seminar on Northwell Health’s service that helps identify patients whose alcohol, drug, or tobacco use may be interfering with their health. Joaquin Cotler/GroundTruth @NorthwellSBIRT About the Author Reprints By Sandeep Kapoor June 14, 2017 Reprints How drug use changes the brain — and makes relapse all too common One of the privileges of being a health care provider these days is having access to innovative technologies designed to help save lives. My colleagues and I were recently surprised to discover a powerful tool that could be useful in our line of work: journalists.I am part of an interdisciplinary team that focuses on finding better ways to identify, intervene, and treat substance misuse/abuse. We were approached by The GroundTruth Project, a nonprofit journalism organization, which was seeking underwriting from the Northwell Health Foundation, which is affiliated with my employer, Northwell Health. The journalists wanted to create a five-part podcast series on the problem of opioid and heroin addiction and requested access to our team. It also wanted the opportunity for various reporters to be a “fly on the wall” during physician-patient encounters. The one stipulation: In the spirit of true journalism, my colleagues and I would have absolutely no editorial control of the finished product.We certainly understood the reporters’ and editors’ interest in this project: Opioid abuse represents a major health care crisis, and our organization has been proactive in creating and piloting potential solutions to better address the epidemic.advertisement Sandeep Kapoor The project also brought to light a fundamental problem with clinicians’ skill sets related to substance misuse: In the current landscape of clinical education and training, the average physician receives just four hours of instruction related directly to addressing substance use. The same is true for most other health professionals. As a result, few feel comfortable talking with patients about substance abuse and addiction. And talk we must. To meet the challenges of the opioid epidemic, we need to become accustomed to asking patients about substance use as naturally and comfortably as we discuss blood pressure, blood sugar, and weight.Much remains to be done for the country to overcome the opioid epidemic. Policies must change, patient-centered treatment models need to be developed, and the hardships that drive millions of Americans to feel hopeless must be met and conquered.We try to teach every young doctor that you can’t really care for a patient unless you care about him or her as a whole person. What better way to show and grow this basic empathy than by learning how to have meaningful, sometimes difficult, and absolutely necessary conversations about substance use and abuse?Participating in the podcast, developed in the spirit of neutrality and objectivity, helped us validate this commitment. We’re grateful to The GroundTruth Project for this insightful look at the many facets of the opioid epidemic as we work to stand up as a community and offer solutions to address it.Sandeep Kapoor, M.D., is an assistant professor of medicine at Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine in Hempstead, N.Y., and director of Northwell Health’s Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment service. Watch: ‘Like you’re living in hell’: A survivor on what opioid withdrawal did to his body Tags addictioneducationopioidsphysicianslast_img read more

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first_img WhatsApp Community Local sculptor’s new exhibition opens in the Laois Arthouse WhatsApp Twitter Community Twitter Facebook Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSLaois arthouseStradballyThomas McNally center_img Pinterest Pinterest Previous article25 stitches, two fractures and a bad concussion but Laois captain vows to be backNext articleIn Pictures: Sunkissed Mountrath hosts successful Street Feast Sean HennessyA former Knockbeg student, and is currently a student in the University of Limerick trying to scrape a BA in History and Politics. A marquee player in the goals for Annanough, but well capable of doing a job in full-forward and has the knack to turn his hand to any sport (except running). Only starting out in his journalistic career but already the specialist farming and property reporter. Happiest when Liverpool and Laois are winning! Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Rugby By Sean Hennessy – 11th June 2018 SEE ALSO – Laois man opens new pizzeria in Dublin Home Lifestyle Entertainment Local sculptor’s new exhibition opens in the Laois Arthouse LifestyleEntertainment Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding The Laois Arthouse is hosting an exhibition entitled ‘Illustrating Joyce’s Finnegans Wake’, by Thomas Mc Nally, and the event promises to be a fun and illuminating in Stradbally, Laois.It kicked off at 2pm on Saturday, June 9 and will run until the end of the month.The exhibition at the Arthouse in Stradbally consists of McNally’s illustrations of these fables.The drawings and paintings on display offers visitors a unique perspective on the often bizarre, but always hilarious world of Joyce’s later writing.McNally’s illustrations strive to capture the humour that is at the heart of Finnegans Wake, and his child-like and colourful illustrations make Joyce’s literary achievement accessible to a much wider audience.Thomas McNally is an artist and philosopher from Portlaoise. His philosophical publications include the book, Wittgenstein and the Philosophy of Language (Cambridge University Press, 2017).He has published two books of illustrations, both with the Lilliput Press: The Ondt and the Gracehoper (2014) and The Mookse and the Gripes (2018).The opening will be performed by Emmet Byrne. Emmet is a proud Laois man from Ballyroan. He attended Heywood Community College, before he started acting at 21 in the Drama Society in NUI, Galway where completed a MA in Drama and Theatre.He then moved to Dublin to pursue an acting career and since has acted on stages around Ireland including: The Abbey, Bord Gáis Energy Theatre and The Gaiety in Dublin as well as most recently starring in RTÉ’s Striking Out as Ray Lamont.At 4pm on Saturday, Invincible Spirit, by Simon Carman was on view for the public to see in McKeon Stone, Stradbally, Co Laois before it is installed in the national Stud, Co Kildare.Simon made the work over the last number of months in Mc Keon Stone, whilst residing at the Laois Arthouse.The ‘Illustrating Joyce’s Finnegans Wake’ exhibition will run until Friday June 29, 2018 in the Laois Arthouse, Stradbally.last_img read more

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Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Desjardins to close four ETFs Toronto-based Aston Hill Asset Management Inc. said Thursday it is reducing the fees charged to four funds, effective immediately. The manager of Aston Hill Capital Growth Class, Aston Hill Capital Growth Fund, Aston Hill Shareholder Yield Class and Aston Hill Shareholder Yield Fund says it is cutting the fees to each fund by eliminating the performance fees otherwise payable by these funds. Unitholders approve changes to NEI funds Keywords MERs and management feesCompanies Aston Hill Financial Inc. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter “After much discussion both internally and with our investors, we have decided that while each fund uses investment strategies usually associated with more sophisticated investment products and performance-based compensation, we are determined to make these strategies available to our retail investors at a lower cost”, says Ben Cheng, chief investment officer at Aston Hill. “This decision supports Aston Hill’s commitment to delivering a diverse suite of products at a reasonable cost to our clients.” Aston Hill is a wholly owned subsidiary of Aston Hill Financial Inc. (TSX: AHF). HSBC changes strategy, lowers fees for global equities fund IE Staff Related news read more

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first_img 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” Ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft are contributing to rising traffic congestion in cities, according to a study conducted by Fehr & Peers, and the two companies admit the data bears out that conclusion, Engadget reports.Uber and Lyft sponsored the study, in fact, and both agree with its results, which suggest ride-sharing is contributing to a growing number of vehicle miles traveled (VMT) — though still not as badly as privately owned vehicles.“The research shows that despite tremendous growth over the past decade, TNC [Transportation Network Company, e.g. Uber and Lyft] use still pales in comparison to all other traffic, and although TNCs are likely contributing to an increase in congestion, its scale is dwarfed by that of private cars and commercial traffic,” Chris Pangilinan, Uber’s Head of Global Policy for Public Transportation, wrote in a blog post. RELATED TAGSToyotaNon-LuxuryNew VehiclesNon-Luxury See More Videos The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever As stated in Pangilinan’s blog post, private cars still account for 87 to 99 per cent of city center congestion, and Uber and Lyft could be the solution to that problem. If a congestion charge is implemented for private vehicles, it could shift more traffic to ride-sharing, and it’s possible we could see gridlock relieved then. We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. The study concluded Uber and Lyft were responsible for 13.4 per cent of all VMT in San Francisco; eight percent in Boston; and 7.2 per cent in Washington, D.C. Chicago, Los Angeles, and Seattle were also probed.Most of those miles (54 to 62 per cent) were actually spent driving around a passenger, but about 10 per cent were spent driving to pick up a passenger; the remainder were miles driven between trips.RELATED Motor Mouth: When did we all become so stupid?Possibly also contributing to the congestion is not just the amount of TNC vehicles on the roads, but the fact most just end up putting on their hazard flashers and stopping in the middle of the street to pick up passengers, which doesn’t help anybody. center_img Trending Videos advertisement Trending in Canada Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 FILE – In this Jan. 12, 2016, file photo, a ride share car displays Lyft and Uber stickers on its front windshield in downtown Los Angeles. One in six Uber and Lyft drivers in the New York City and Seattle areas are driving vehicles with outstanding recalls, according to Consumer Reports. But taking a taxi or limousine isn‚Äôt necessarily a safer option as nearly a quarter of traditional for-hire vehicles in New York City also have outstanding recalls, Consumer Reports said. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File) COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS 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 ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more

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first_imgSuicide – it’s not an easy topic to talk about, but it is so important. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college-aged students. Whether you or someone you care about is having a hard time, it’s important for someone who is thinking about suicide to get the help they need.Here are a few things you can do if you or someone you know is thinking about suicide:Ask the questionA lot of us are afraid that asking if someone is thinking about suicide can plant the idea or make them think about it more. Research shows that this is not true. Instead, by asking “Have you had thoughts about suicide?” we communicate that we really care about the person. Asking the question can start the conversation to help support them in getting the help they need.ResourcesWhether you’re calling for yourself or for a friend, there are resources available to support you.If someone is in immediate risk of hurting themselves or someone else, call 911.Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) on campus offers virtual counseling and crisis care services during normal business hours. Anyone can call their main line at 303-492-2277 to speak with a licensed professional 24/7.The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline offers free and confidential support and can be reached 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255.The Crisis Text Line offers free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text HOME to 741741 to text with a trained Crisis Counselor.Colorado Crisis Services also offers walk-in and crisis intervention services at a variety of locations throughout Colorado. They can be reached 24/7 at 1-844-493-8255.Know the signsWe can look out for a number of different signs to know when it’s time to ask the question. For example, if someone has expressed that they feel like a burden, has become isolated, has stopped doing things they love, is no longer caring for themselves, or starts talking about wanting to die, you might ask if they’ve had thoughts about suicide.Have a plan to reach outWhen we feel depressed, anxious, or some combination of both, we can easily become isolated and feel like a burden. Even if you doubt it, someone cares about you and wants you around. Studies show that when people write down who they would reach out to if they were in a crisis or felt suicidal, they are less likely to act on suicidal thoughts; try this strategy out for yourself and encourage friends to as well (by doing so, you also show them that you are someone they can reach out to).Supporting a friendAcknowledge their distress. Let them know you hear them.Be direct. Talk openly about suicide, your concerns and what you have noticed.Listen without judgment. Allow them to express their feelings and concerns without lecturing or giving them advice.Encourage them to seek help. If they feel comfortable with you, ask if you can help them connect with a resource. Never promise to keep their thoughts of suicide a secret.Follow up. Check in with your friend about what they need, where they are, and how you can support them.Remember that you are not responsible for the outcome. Getting someone connected to a professional resource is the best thing that you can do. If you’re unsure about what to do, you can reach out to a professional to help you plan your next steps.Counseling worksResearch demonstrates that talking to a mental health professional can help with reframing our thoughts and reducing suicidal ideation. Students who go to their counseling center are 14% more likely to succeed academically than those who do not. Medication distributed by a licensed professional can also be effective in helping people feel like themselves again. Learn more about counseling options available at CU Boulder.Learn more about CU’s suicide prevention campaign.More Health & Wellness ArticlesCategories:Emotional HealthSocial HealthTags:Mental HealthRelationshipsSuicidelast_img read more

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