Business leaders voice growing concern over government striking good Brexit deal

first_imgMonday 1 October 2018 8:36 am whatsapp Releasing its quarterly Brexit Monitor, consulting firm RSM said just 39 per cent of business leaders thought the government could strike a ‘good deal’ with the EU. This was down from just under a half (49 per cent) in the previous quarter. The survey of more than 300 mid-market business leaders conducted by YouGov showed the proportion who lacked confidence the government could get a good deal had more than doubled to 35 per cent, compared to 16 per cent last quarter. Read more: War of words: Former Brexit minister sticks knife into the CBILeaders voice support for second referendumFor the first time, RSM also polled leaders on a second Brexit referendum. Overall, 60 per cent said they were in favour of, or would welcome a second referendum, while just 16 per cent said they would not welcome a second vote. The area with the highest level of support for a second referendum was in London and the south, as 67 per cent were in favour.  More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.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.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.com Business leaders voice growing concern over government striking good Brexit deal Recent polling on Brexit has uncovered mixed opinions in the City. A poll by Reuters released last week showed just 630 finance jobs had moved abroad since the Brexit vote, contrasting markedly with fears after the vote that exiting the EU could see 10,000 jobs leave the UK. Simon Hart, Brexit lead partner at audit, tax and consulting firm RSM said:  As we get closer to Article 50 Brexit day and therefore the end of the negotiation period, and with both parties seemingly at an impasse, our Brexit Monitor survey shows that middle-market businesses are getting more concerned about the UK government’s ability to secure a good deal.The publication of the government’s technical notices, outlining the implications of a ‘no deal’ scenario, may have also dampened optimism in the prospects of a good deal.All eyes will now be on the EU summit in mid-October, described by Donald Tusk as ‘the moment of truth’. Many businesses will be hoping for some much-need progress from both the EU and the UK.  Read more: City leaders sound alarm over risk of no-deal Brexit ‘cliff-edge’ whatsapp Business leaders voiced growing concern in the government’s ability to deliver a good Brexit deal today as a survey revealed confidence had dipped to its lowest level in over a year.  Share Tags: Brexit Josh Mines by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutQuizGrizThe Average Baseball Fan Only Gets 7 Right! Can You Beat That?QuizGrizBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comDiana’s Butler Reveals Why Harry Really Married Meghanmoneycougar.comCleverstTattoo Fails : No One Makes It Past No. 6 Without LaughingCleverstRest Wow68 Hollywood Stars Who Look Unrecognizable NowRest WowMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen Heraldlast_img read more

Alaska fishing communities feared getting COVID-19 from industry. They haven’t.

first_imgAlaska’s Energy Desk | Coronavirus | FisheriesAlaska fishing communities feared getting COVID-19 from industry. They haven’t.July 22, 2020 by Nat Herz, Alaska’s Energy Desk – Anchorage Share:Fishing boats in Bristol Bay last year. (Alex Hager/KDLG)As this year’s summer fishing season approached, local leaders across Alaska issued dire warnings about the thousands of plant workers and fishermen headed to their communities.They feared the workers could bring COVID-19 in with them, quickly overwhelming small local hospitals and clinics. In Bristol Bay, home to the world’s largest sockeye salmon fishery, some residents called on Gov. Mike Dunleavy to cancel the season, citing the region’s traumatic experience with the 1918 pandemic flu, which killed at least 30% of its population.In the month since the Bristol Bay season kicked off, some seafood companies have experienced isolated cases among workers in their processing plants. And other outbreaks have infected dozens of seafood workers elsewhere in the state — most recently, 85 crew members on board a Bering Sea factory trawler.But midway through summer, with the Bristol Bay season winding down, seafood company executives and public health authorities can point to a remarkable fact: The industry has been almost completely successful in keeping its seasonal workers and fishermen from infecting Alaska residents.“We haven’t seen any evidence of jumping the fence from the seafood industry to the community,” Bryan Fisher, a top state emergency response official, said in an interview earlier this month.In the Bristol Bay Borough, home to the region’s largest concentration of fish processing plants, there have been dozens of cases of COVID-19 among nonresident seafood workers — but just one case among residents.Gene Sanderson lives in the borough year-round, and his house is on the grounds of a processing plant, where he works as a watchman during the winter.When thousands of fishermen and processing workers started arriving to the area for this summer’s salmon season, Sanderson and his wife left for their cabin.Sanderson, in a phone interview, said he was initially skeptical that the fishing industry would be able to keep the virus confined to boats and processing plants. But after a month of calm, he and his wife returned to their home early.“It’s gone amazingly — knock on wood,” he said. “Fishermen are starting to come out of the water, and they’re starting to head out of town.”Now that it’s almost over, Sanderson says he’s happy the Bristol Bay season went forward, bringing its yearly boost of jobs and tax revenue to the region.Across Alaska’s fishing towns, local leaders have similar messages to share, as officials report that almost all cases of the virus among seasonal workers have been successfully contained. The only exception is at a processing plant in Juneau which, unlike many of the other plants across the state, employs some resident workers.Fishing industry players say this did not happen by accident. The state of Alaska, under pressure from the leaders of concerned fishing communities, imposed strict quarantine mandates and required companies to draft rigorous COVID-19 containment plans.Those companies enacted comprehensive testing regimes and barred processing workers and fishermen from leaving company property or even getting off their boats.Dan Martin, the Commodore’s captain, drives the boat out of the port of Dutch Harbor on Wednesday, January 23, 2019. (Photo by Nathaniel Herz / Alaska’s Energy Desk)“It is, seriously, like prison,” said Dan Martin, the skipper of a vessel that fishes for pollock out of Dutch Harbor, the Aleutian Island fishing port.Typically, crew members get to stretch their legs every few days after each fishing trip; they can go for hikes, rent movies or catch a ride into town for dinner at the Norwegian Rat saloon.This year, in the six weeks Martin has spent on his vessel so far, he got off just twice — once to help another crew with some electronics, and a second time to fly home for a break.Martin said he’s proud of his fellow fishermen for the lengths they’ve gone to protect residents of Dutch Harbor and neighboring Unalaska. But he also said the restrictions are driving them a little crazy, especially because the fishing this summer has not been good.“It’s almost an untenable situation — slow fishing and all these things compounded, and you’re in each other’s face 24/7 and it goes on and on and on,” he said. “I can definitely see people getting onto the ragged edge by the end of the season.”So far, though, officials have praised companies for staying vigilant even as the fishing season and pandemic drag on. In the Southeast Alaska town of Petersburg, Karl Hagerman, a local emergency response official, said he watched as the crab season kicked off, straining one processor’s capacity as it waited for more workers to finish quarantine.While more workers would have been useful to the company, he said, “they’re sticking with their quarantine.”“They’re protecting the workers that are on the line right now, as well as the workers that are going to be on the line as soon as they’re done with their quarantine. And they’re protecting the community,” Hagerman said. “I’ve got to hand it to them — they’re doing a great job.”Outside of Bristol Bay, there are still months left in the salmon season, and there are winter fisheries for other species. Which means that no one — from public health authorities to the fishing companies themselves — is declaring victory yet.“We fully recognize, as an industry and as a company, that we have a long way to go. We are not done adjusting our plans and learning from what we know of COVID,” said Julianne Curry, a spokesperson for Icicle Seafoods. “Every single day, we incorporate new things that we learn into our plans.”Icicle, which processes pollock on a massive ship docked in Dutch Harbor, has already been absorbing lessons from the events of the summer, Curry added. She said the company’s early experience showed how important it is to swiftly isolate not just infected workers, but also their close contacts — those who hadn’t tested positive for the virus but who had spent time around someone who had.Early on, two to four close contacts of an infected person might still have been quarantined in a room together, Curry said. Now each one is isolated in their own room.Health-care experts, emergency response officials and seafood industry leaders all said open communication was a key factor in the apparent success of their containment efforts. Fisher, the state official, said that local pressure for tight mandates and enforcement was important, too.“The community concern about bringing in out-of-state, out-of-country workers really helped us all focus on that,” he said. “They were valid concerns, we took them to heart, and industry certainly did, too.”Share this story:last_img read more

Pluto reveals its heart in fly-by photo

first_img Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL Video Carousel – cityam_native_carousel – 426 00:00/00:50 LIVERead More Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoSwift VerdictChrissy Metz, 39, Shows Off Massive Weight Loss In Fierce New PhotoSwift VerdictUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekUndoPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunUndoComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyUndoForbesThese 10 Colleges Have Produced The Most Billionaire AlumniForbesUndoGameday NewsNBA Wife Turns Heads Wherever She GoesGameday NewsUndozenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comUndoEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorUndo SCIENTISTS literally jumped for joy (right) yesterday as Nasa’s New Horizons spacecraft ended a 3bn-mile, almost 10-year journey to reach Pluto and take pictures from only 476,000 miles away. Pluto – controversially demoted to “minor planet” in 2006 – thrilled viewers with its 1,000 mile wide “heart”. Share Pluto reveals its heart in fly-by photo Read This Next’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapRick Leventhal to Exit Fox News Just as His Wife Kelly Leaves ‘RealThe WrapTop 10 Fried Chicken Spots in the U.S.GayotRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe WrapAdrian Grenier Agrees That Nate Is the ‘Real Villain’ in ‘The Devil WearsThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapJason Whitlock, Former ESPN and Fox Sports Reporter, Resurfaces at BlazeThe Wrap’In the Heights’ Stars Melissa Barrera and Leslie Grace on Nailing ThoseThe Wrapcenter_img Tuesday 14 July 2015 9:17 pm Express KCS whatsapp whatsapp last_img read more

‘Doctors are gullible’: Former FDA chief takes aim at drug ads, prices & supplements

first_img Unlock this article — plus daily coverage and analysis of the pharma industry — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. Pharma Win McNamee/Getty Images Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. Log In | Learn More ‘Doctors are gullible’: Former FDA chief takes aim at drug ads, prices & supplements GET STARTED What is it? What’s included? BOSTON — America wastes a lot of money on useless health care, and doesn’t have enough data on what is really useful, said Dr. Robert Califf, former commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, at a conference on Wednesday.“We know that so much of what we do is practically worthless, and the incentives for payment right now often reinforce things that don’t have much value,” Califf told a crowd of hundreds at the World Medical Innovation Forum, a conference hosted by Partners Healthcare. “[But] there weren’t many therapies that were evaluated adequately to actually calculate value.” By Ike Swetlitz May 3, 2017 Reprints Tags STAT+last_img read more

Moment in Time: A great selection of photos from the first Electric Picnic in 2004

first_imgSEE ALSO – Stage times announced for this year’s Electric Picnic WhatsApp Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Facebook By Steven Miller – 27th August 2018 Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding WhatsApp Facebook Home Lifestyle Electric Picnic Moment in Time: A great selection of photos from the first Electric… LifestyleElectric Picnic TAGS2004Electric PicnicElectric Picnic 2004 New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening Pinterestcenter_img Pinterest Brought to you in association with Expert LaoisElectric Picnic 2004 was the year it all started. A one-day event that had a crowd of 10,000 – impressive for the time but a fraction of what will be there this weekend.On a gloriously sunny Saturday in September, it had a sell-out crowd for what was billed as “a Boutique music festival”.It was a first for Ireland and destined to keep going for a very long time. The following year it became a weekend camping event.“Nobody quite knew what to expect but with a line-up including Groove Armada, 2 Many DJ’s, Super Furry Animals, Mylo and Soulwax, comedy and theatre, great food Electric Picnic started off with a bang,” says the official website as it looks back to the first year. The festival was christened ‘The festival of good intentions’, with its laid back attitude and nothing else in the country to rival it, it is no wonder that Electric Picnic became firmly entrenched as a must go to event in the Festival calendar.As he has been for generations, Alf Harvey was on hand to capture the moment – and he did so brilliantly.No doubt our readers will recognise many faces – a lot of them a lot younger looking than they are now!Among those to feature are comedian Tommy Tiernan, posing happily with a number of local fans. Council RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Twitter Previous articleSadness at the death of well-known Emo woman Anne MooreNext articleWide range of options as Portlaoise Further Education to hold Open Day Steven Millerhttp://www.laoistoday.ieSteven Miller is owner and managing editor of LaoisToday.ie. From Laois, Steven studied Journalism in DCU and has 14 years experience in the media, almost 10 of those in an editorial role. Husband of Emily, father of William and Lillian, he’s happiest when he’s telling stories or kicking a point. Community Community Moment in Time: A great selection of photos from the first Electric Picnic in 2004last_img read more

Scotiabank is ‘downturn ready’ with large ‘buffer’ in mortgage portfolio: CEO

first_imgBank of Nova Scotia, Toronto, On deymos/123RF Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitter “We believe there’s a lot of buffer in there for any significant downturn… There are always going to be those who take an opposing view, and we’ll prove them wrong in the long term.”His comments come after a Veritas analyst recently urged investors to reduce exposure to the Canadian banks ahead of an “acceleration of credit losses.” As well, the U.S. portfolio manager featured in the film The Big Short, Steve Eisman, recently reiterated his bet against the country’s biggest lenders, pointing to the real estate sector and noting that Canada hasn’t had a credit cycle in roughly three decades.Last week, as other Canadian banks also held shareholder meetings, their chief executives made comments similar to Porter’s, noting that while economic growth is expected to be muted, credit quality remains good.Bank of Montreal CEO Darryl White said the risk of a recession in the year ahead was “relatively low.” Toronto Dominion Bank CEO Bharat Masrani and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce CEO Victor Dodig both said that Canada and the lenders themselves were well-positioned to navigate any bumpy road ahead.Porter on Tuesday during the meeting said its mortgage portfolio, which is the largest asset class on Scotiabank’s balance sheet, is 42% insured and the loan-to-value ratio on the remainder is approximately 54%, providing a large “buffer.”He later told reporters that while it is not predicting a recession, the Toronto-based bank is “downturn ready” in a number of ways and the lender is “comfortable” with its capital and liquidity levels, as well as the quality of its assets.“U.S. hedge funds from time to time have appeared in this country over the last ten years, with the same hypothesis of shorting Canadian banks,” he said. “And it hasn’t worked very well for them.”He added that Canada’s third-largest lender is “extremely well diversified,” remains profitable and continues to pay a dividend.Among its peers, Scotiabank has the biggest international footprint and in recent years has invested heavily in the Pacific Alliance countries of Mexico, Peru, Chile and Colombia.Porter said in his speech Tuesday that in 2014, Scotiabank operated in more than 50 countries spanning 17 time zones. Over the past five years, however, the lender has exited or is in the process of exiting roughly 20 countries and five “non-core businesses,” helping to “de-risk” the bank, he said.In November 2018, Scotiabank announced a deal to sell its banking operations in nine Caribbean markets, including Grenada, St. Maarten and St. Lucia to Republic Financial Holdings Ltd. It also said its subsidiaries in Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago would sell their insurance operations and partner with Sagicor Financial Corp. Ltd to provide products and services in the two countries.In February, the lender said it reached an agreement to sell its pension and related insurance businesses in Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago and a separate deal to sell its banking and insurance operations in El Salvador.“Our sharper geographic focus allows us to better serve our customers, better manage complexity, reduce our exposure to risk and better protect the perimeter of the bank,” Porter told the annual meeting.However, some of those planned divestitures are being examined by the competition commission of the Caribbean Community and Common Market, an organization of 20 regional countries also known as CARICOM.In late March, the chairman of CARICOM’s competition commission said it completed a preliminary assessment of Scotiabank’s asset sales to Republic and Sagicor and determined it “could possibly have anticompetitive effects in at least three” CARICOM member states, according to statement. The chairman did not specify which members, but said it would approach the national competition authorities and sector regulators of those impacted.Scotiabank said in a statement Tuesday that it is “working closely with Republic and all applicable regulatory authorities to provide all needed information related to this transaction.” Related news Fed plays limited role in assessing climate risks for banks Armina LigayaCanadian Press The Bank of Nova Scotia’s chief executive officer Brian Porter pushed back at renewed bets against Canada’s banking sector and the risk posed by the housing market, saying that the lender has “a lot of buffer” in the event of a significant downturn.During its annual meeting of shareholders in Toronto on Tuesday, Porter said the bank stress tests its $205 billion-mortgage portfolio on a regular basis against some “very harsh metrics” such as a 600-basis point increase in interest rates and a huge jump in unemployment. 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Here’s why you need to check your tire pressure now

first_imgDid you know that Transport Canada estimates that half the cars on the road are driving with underinflated tires? Did you know that a study in the UK found that up to 30 highway deaths a year could be avoided there if people paid more attention to the state of their vehicles’ tires? And, did you know, again, that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in the U.S. says that a car with tires that are 25 per cent below recommended pressures is three times as likely to be involved in a crash? I may be going out on a limb here, but the chances are high that you, dear reader, did not know these facts. And yet, of every part on your vehicle, the tires could arguably be the most important; they’re what connect you to – and keep you in control on – the road, each on a contact patch just a little larger than the size of the palm of your hand. And yet, most of us don’t give them a second thought; they’re right out in the open, so we think that if there’s a problem, we’ll know about it. RELATED 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 COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS See More Videos • A tire constantly deflating more than the others, even slowly, is an indication that something’s wrong with the tire, wheel or valve, and you should have it checked out immediately. The problem could become very worse, very suddenly.   The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Trending Videos RELATED TAGSNews Lorraine Explains: How to change a flat tireWrong. Even if your tires are 20 per cent underinflated, it’s almost impossible to notice the difference – until you need them the most. And every tire loses pressure over time, even if they’re new, so guess what? Chances are you – yes, you reading this – are probably rolling on low tires.  The folks at Kal Tire know this, and recently demonstrated it to full effect on a closed parking lot slalom course at Woodbine Racetrack in Mississauga, ON. The test is easy: a few runs of the slalom course, both with identical Hyundai Kona crossovers, both riding on identical, brand-new sets of Nokian all-season tires. The difference? One car has fully inflated tires at 33 psi, the other rides on tires 20 per cent lower at 26 psi. There’s no way to tell the difference visually. But there certainly is from the driver’s seat. The first run is taken on the fully inflated tires, to set a benchmark that sees much of the course driven at roughly 50 km/h. Taking that speed on the underinflated tires, however, has the Kona understeering all over the track, the tires screeching their disapproval through almost every turn. The reduced control is startling.The main reason is that, with lower air pressure, the tires’ sidewalls become less stiff, bending and flexing much more than before. As the steering wheel is turned sharply, the tread of the tire stays going forward for a split second, until it snaps farther than the steering input intended – all due to that softer sidewall. Basically the tire first doesn’t react to steering input, then it overreacts.Oh, you don’t do slalom courses on your way to work, you say? Of course you don’t, but how about that child darting into traffic chasing a ball, or an object falling off a truck ahead of you? You never know what you’ll encounter when driving, and that’s the point: you always need all the control you can get. Add to these handling issues the facts that underinflated tires add rolling resistance (costing you fuel economy), can cause dangerous blowouts because of excessive heat and also cause excessive wear that could reduce tire life by up to 15,000 kilometres, and, well, do we have to say it? Don’t leave your tires to chance. Use these tips to make sure they’re doing the best job they can:• Invest in a decent tire gauge (as little as $20), and check your tires once a month. And do it when they’re cold, not after a drive – as tires heat, the air pressure inside rises. Maybe a monthly Sunday morning ritual would be a good idea; it’s also a good idea at this time to give a visual once-over of each tire to check for wear and damage.• Match the pressure to that listed on the sticker on the inside of the driver’s door on your car or what your manual tells you, not to what you see on the sidewall. That number on the tire denotes the maximum inflation it can take, but it may not be what your car has been designed for.• Don’t forget your spare tire! Some cars have a full-size spare, which should be at the same pressure as the other four tires, but many vehicles only have a smaller ‘donut’ spare, which usually runs on a different pressure. Make sure that one also measures up. • If you need a minor top-up for air, proceed to the nearest service station (if you don’t have an inflator at home). Make sure to check all the tires again and fill accordingly. And remember, over-inflation is almost as bad for tires and handling; if you over-inflate, let out the air by pressing on the stem inside the valve.  We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information.last_img read more

Snow Problem: Hamilton, Halton-Peel drivers should prepare for winter weather

first_img We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. RELATED TAGSNon-LuxuryHamiltonNew VehiclesOntarioToronto & GTABramptonBrampton (Ontario)GTAHaltonHamiltonLondonNon-LuxuryOntariopeelsnowTorontoWindsorwinterWinter Driving As anyone who’s spent time in the area will tell you, lake effect bands often produce heavy bursts of snow. This, when combined with blowing snow, can significantly reduce visibilities. A statement from Environment Canada suggests that motorists are advised to exercise caution and be prepared for quickly changing driving conditions. They also recommend considering a postponement of non-essential travel since snow covered and icy roads are expected. Feature Story Real-world northern Ontario testing susses out the best winter tiresby Justin Pritchard | November 27, 2020 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 The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Drivers in the Hamilton and Halton-Peel regions of Ontario may need to take extra care while on the road this evening. Winter weather travel advisories are in effect for tonight thanks to lake-effect snow that’ll impact the region tonight.The weather nerds meteorologists at Environment Canada are forecasting another narrow band of foul weather is expected to develop over western Lake Ontario this evening, December 16. Total snowfall amounts of 5 to 10 cm are possible by the time snow tapers off overnight, with snowfall rates of several centimetres per hour likely. See More Videos RELATED COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS We’ve waxed at length on this website about the benefits of winter tires, a set of which should definitely be installed on your vehicle now that we’re halfway through December. Winter tires (note we’re not calling them snow tires) have significant molecular and mechanical differences compared to all-season rubber, permitting them to find grip in conditions that would leave lesser tires flailing uselessly.Also, there is truth in the hackneyed expression “snow means slow” — taking it easy on the road and leaving yourself plenty of stopping distance is a sure-fire way to weather the weather no matter the weather, whether you like it or not. Trending Videos SHARE STORY Drive safe, folks. last_img read more

Podcast Focuses On CU-Boulder's Pandemic Flu Plan And Efforts To Keep Campus Informed, Healthy

first_imgA new podcast produced by the University of Colorado at Boulder News Services office highlights what the campus is doing to prepare for a potential flu pandemic. To access the podcast, go to www.colorado.edu/news/podcasts/index.html and click play on “CU-Boulder Ramps Up to Handle Pandemic, Common Flu Outbreak.” Since spring 2006, the CU-Boulder campus has been gearing up for the possibility of a flu pandemic. The new podcast focuses on how campus officials plan to keep the university running in the event a pandemic occurs. It also details the steps now underway to encourage students, faculty and staff to stay healthy. In recent years, health-care experts have warned that the avian flu, the H5N1 virus, or another virus could mutate into a form that triggers the next human influenza pandemic. The United States has not seen a major flu pandemic since 1968-1969, when the Hong Kong flu killed some 34,000 Americans. For more information on CU-Boulder’s Pandemic Flu planning go to: www.colorado.edu/safety/pandemicflu/index.html. Published: Nov. 12, 2006 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

Getting local produce this summer

first_imgPublished: May 13, 2021 • By Environmental Center Getting seasonal and local food is a great way to save money, eat healthy and support your local economy. Here are some tips for finding local food and produce this summer.Visit a farmers marketFarmers come to markets with whatever is ripe and ready in their fields at the time. You’ll likely find different produce depending on when and where you go. Many markets also feature cheeses, breads, salsas, jams and more. No matter where you are, a farmers market is a great way to score delicious, affordable and local food. The Boulder County Farmers Markets currently offer curbside pickup and reservation times. Most farmers markets happen regularly on specified days of the week. Vendors and items available may differ depending on the day you visit. View a full list of Colorado farmers markets.Join a CSA programCommunity supported agriculture (CSA) programs are a great option for those who don’t have space to grow their own food. Joining a CSA program helps support a local farm, and you get to enjoy the harvest. Think of it as a subscription to local produce. You pay a fee, usually monthly or annual, and each week you get straight-from-farm seasonal produce. Many CSA programs will accommodate dietary restrictions and quantities. Some include not only vegetables, but meat, dairy, eggs and other farm-grown food like honey. CSA programs are a great way to try new foods and add variety to your diet. Check out available CSA programs in Colorado.Use a community gardenA community garden isn’t just about growing food—it’s about engaging directly with your community. Community gardens can help you meet neighbors, practice a hobby and learn about growing your own food.  Community gardens can operate in a variety of ways, and it’s best to ask if you are interested in participating in a community garden near your residence. If you live in the Boulder area, there are resources available for finding available community gardens and supporting events, and volunteers are often needed. If you aren’t in Colorado, search the American Community Gardening Association (ACGA) for a garden near you.Grow food at homeWhether you’ve gardened before or are looking to get started, consider growing food at home. Gardening doesn’t have to mean raised produce beds and constant maintenance. Regardless of your experience level or where you live, this is a great time to grow your own food. When you are getting started, it’s easier to grow from starter plants rather than growing from seeds. Check with local grocers and nurseries for a variety of heirloom plants. Whether you’re in Colorado or out of state this summer, do some research on gardening in your climate to find out when you should plant outside.  Remember to have fun and share your harvest!Finding ways to eat locally has many benefits. It supports local farms and reduces carbon footprints by offsetting transportation emissions and packaging waste. Get more tips by reviewing our Sustainable Buffs guides.Sustainable Buffs is a series brought to you by the Environmental Center. Learn more sustainability tips and ways to get involved at colorado.edu/ecenter.last_img read more