German carmakers speed ahead in popularity

first_imgTuesday 5 October 2010 7:35 pm Share KCS-content whatsapp 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.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBrave 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.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale Apparently bucking the industry’s downward trend, German luxury car makers Audi, BMW and Mercedes have posted significantly better results for August than the sector average; with BMW reporting a three per cent rise in like-for-like sales compared to the same month last year. What is driving such resilience amongst “luxury” car brands?Ongoing data gathered from contributors to suggest it is the quality, reliability and brand recognition these German manufacturers provide, that sets them apart from competition.This is confirmed by YouGov BrandIndex tracking, in which these three brands consistently register among the highest overall “index” scores in the automobile sector. As the graph indicates, a comparison of these manufacturers with the sector median in terms of quality, reputation and general impression shows where their strengths lie. When times are hard it seems consumers trust in car manufacturer quality and reputation. This will only continue while investment for the future remains more important than the latest trend.Stephan Shakespeare is founder and chief executive of YouGov. Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL WHILE the flocks of motor enthusiasts descending on Paris this week for the 2010 Motor Show may suggest otherwise, prospects are less than rosy for the automobile industry. During July and August there were decreases of 18.6 per cent and 12.9 per cent in like-for-like sales, compared to the same months last year.With over 50 new models being unveiled at the Motor Show for the first time, manufacturers are still attempting to capture a slice of an increasingly small market with innovation and novelty. But YouGov’s BrandIndex indicates that concerns of quality, reputation and “impression”, in terms of generally positive or negative perceptions, remain crucial in understanding how UK consumers relate to automobile brands. German carmakers speed ahead in popularity whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople Todaylast_img read more

Housing in East Lauttasaari / Arkkitehdit NRT Oy

first_img Apartments Year:  “COPY” Housing in East Lauttasaari / Arkkitehdit NRT Oy Finland Housing in East Lauttasaari / Arkkitehdit NRT OySave this projectSaveHousing in East Lauttasaari / Arkkitehdit NRT Oy Save this picture!© Antti Luutonen+ 12 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Projects Photographs 2015 Area:  33000 m² Area:  33000 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily photographs:  Antti LuutonenPhotographs:  Antti LuutonenOther Team Members:Teemu Tuomi, Selina Anttinen, Jussi KalliopuskaCompetition Team:Jyrki Tasa, Jussi Kalliopuska, Pirjo Soininen, Teemu Tuomi, Vesa OivaStructural Design:tAri Laitinen, Insinööritoimisto Ylimäki&Tinkanen Ossi Rintala, FCG OyHVAC:J.Huhtala, Kimmo Linturi, Tubular OyElectrical:Kari NatriLandscaping:Petri Eurasto, Geo-Juva OyDeveloper Consultant:Petteri Karling, Lasse Vanhanen, Matti Huokuna, Geo-Juva OyContractors:YIT Rakennus Oy / ARKElectrical, Air, Plumbing:YIT KiinteistötekniikkaArchitect In Charge:Jyrki Tasa, Pirjo Soininen, Eeva-Liisa Elo-Lehtinen, Sami VikströmCity:HelsinkiCountry:FinlandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Antti LuutonenRecommended ProductsMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsText description provided by the architects. The design of the area is based on an invited architectural competition held in 2002. Construction of the area began in 2007and its first stage completed in autumn 2008.Save this picture!© Antti LuutonenCentral themes of the proposal were extending the genius loci of the east Lauttasaari port area and the grouping the new buildings, so that as many as possible apartments will have a sea view and at the same time a favorable positioning towards the sun. Another important aspect was to not to block the sea views of existing neighboring houses.Save this picture!Site PlanThe design uses elongated building masses, whichare perpendicular to the shoreline. At the shore the buildings are low and extend on columns over the surface of the sea. Further away from the waterfront the numbers of the storeys grow incrementally.Save this picture!© Antti LuutonenSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Antti LuutonenThe area is divided into zones parallel to the shore: a public pier and pedestrian zone, green yard zone, a free-form street yard and furthest away garages and adjoining street region. The facades are mainly of white plaster and copper. Wood has been used in the rear walls and ceilings of the balconies and overhead projections.Save this picture!© Antti LuutonenHousing design has focused on the flexible floor plans in addition to lightness, airiness and views. Large balconies and roof terraces will contribute to improving the opportunities to enjoy the area’s unique situation. Garage is located below the yard. Parking space is available for 272cars. The total area of floor-space is 25 820m².Save this picture!© Antti LuutonenProject gallerySee allShow lessRIBA Announces Shortlist for 2015 Stephen Lawrence PrizeArchitecture NewsBritish Architect Jonathan Woolf Dies Aged 54Architecture NewsProject locationAddress:Purjeentekijänkuja 1, 00210 Helsinki, FinlandLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share “COPY” 2015 Architects: Arkkitehdit NRT Oy Area Area of this architecture project Year:  CopyAbout this officeArkkitehdit NRT OyOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsHelsinkiFinlandPublished on September 08, 2015Cite: “Housing in East Lauttasaari / Arkkitehdit NRT Oy” 08 Sep 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – MetrisVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Cross HairlinePartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®SinksThe Splash LabTrough Sink – Monolith A SeriesSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights in Helmkehof Cultural CenterBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USAWashroom AccessoriesConcrete FloorsSikaDecorative Floor CoatingsMetal PanelsSherwin-Williams Coil CoatingsFluropon® Coating in Thaden SchoolWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodViroc Nature for Partition WallsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMMineral Wood Stain – Lignosil®-VeranoDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – MAGNEOSinksECOPIXELWashbasin – Light Basin LTBMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?东Lauttasaari公寓 / Arkkitehdit NRT Oy是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream CopyApartments•Helsinki, Finland ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboardlast_img read more

Ag Groups Push For Checkoff Exemption

first_img Previous articleOOPs We Did Not Really Mean to Say ThatNext articleBovine TB Traced To Southeast Indiana Farm Hoosier Ag Today By Hoosier Ag Today – May 4, 2016 SHARE SHARE Language exempting checkoff programs from federal public records law was added to the pending Fiscal Year 2017 Ag Appropriations bill after a coalition of agricultural groups lobbied for the addition. The coalition pressed Congress to add the language which states that, because funding for checkoff organizations is provided by producers, “the House urges USDA to recognize such boards as not subject to U.S. Code Section 552.” Section 552 pertains to Freedom of Information Act requests. Several agricultural groups penned a letter to a House Agriculture subcommittee stating that including the language in the Appropriations Bill will ensure that producer resources are focused on research and promotion activities. The coalition in favor of the language includes the National Pork Producers Council and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. However, USDA stated on Tuesday that the language “wouldn’t work” because, according to USDA, the agency is bound by laws passed by Congress, including the Freedom of Information Act. The 2017 Ag Appropriations bill still needs final approval from the full House. Meanwhile, the Senate is expected to consider appropriation bills starting next week.Source: NAFB News Service Ag Groups Push For Checkoff Exemption Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Ag Groups Push For Checkoff Exemptionlast_img read more

City Issues New COVID-19 Measures

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Housing commencements down but planning applications up in Donegal

first_img Pinterest Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Facebook WhatsApp Twitter LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Google+ Google+ Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The dramatic fall in house construction may be bottoming out.That’s according to the authors of the National Housing Construction Index.The index shows the number of projects that started construction is 10 per cent down on the same period last year – but that’s an improvement on the start of the year when they were down 14 per cent.There was a signifcant increase in house building in Counties like Westmeath, Mayo and Sligo.In Donegal, the number of commencement orders was down significantly, but planning applications were up by 18%, the highest increase in the country.center_img WhatsApp Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Previous articleCabinet will discuss Local Government reform proposals tomorrowNext articlePublic meeting to discuss border policing concerns News Highland Twitter Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Housing commencements down but planning applications up in Donegal Pinterest By News Highland – October 15, 2012 News Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad alsolast_img read more

Donegal one of seven counties in which houses are ‘affordable’ to single people

Google+ By News Highland – May 7, 2021 Donegal one of seven counties in which houses are ‘affordable’ to single people AudioHomepage BannerNews DL Debate – 24/05/21 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Previous articleSummer Gaeltacht courses won’t go ahead this yearNext articleTwo men arrested in Derry in connection with New IRA activity News Highland Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Pinterest Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Houses are affordable in just seven counties for a single worker on a typical salary, according to an analysis of date from the CSO, with the North West the region in which most of the counties are based.Donegal, Leitrim, Sligo, Cavan, Longford, Mayo, and Roscommon are the counties in which a person on a median income and access to a 20% deposit can only buy a homeThe median is the midpoint of a group of numbers and analysts say it often better represents what a typical worker earns than the average wage.Kieran McQuinn, a research professor at the ESRI, says the result illustrates Ireland’s high property prices………………Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. read more

EU NAVFOR protected over 1.5 Million tonnes of WFP Humanitarian Aid

first_img July 4, 2017 Training & Education Share this article EU NAVFOR protected over 1.5 Million tonnes of WFP Humanitarian Aid Back to overview,Home naval-today EU NAVFOR protected over 1.5 Million tonnes of WFP Humanitarian Aid View post tag: EU NAVFOR One of EU NAVFOR’s key missions is to protect World Food Programme (WFP) vessels as they transit along the coastline of Somalia. It is essential that much-needed food and other humanitarian aid get safely delivered to the Somali people without any delay. EU NAVFOR has been protecting WFP vessels since December 2008 and since that time over 1,5 million tonnes of food aid has arrived safely in Somali ports.EU NAVFOR can protect a WFP vessel from a potential pirate attack by providing a warship to escort the vessel along the coast, or by embarking a highly trained maritime protection team.EU NAVFOR currently has a maritime protection team from Montenegro aboard WFP vessel, MV Esbjerg. When MV Esbjerg arrived in Berbera port recently the Montenegrin team helped WFP and MV Esbjerg crew to unload the precious cargo.last_img read more

Cambridge college criticised for Japan-themed ball

first_imgThis season’s announcements of the themes for Cambridge’s popular end of the year balls have been accompanied by protests and claims that the colleges are indulging in cultural appropriation, most recently with Trinity Hall’s ‘Tokyo to Kyoto’ May ball.The ball is proudly advertised online as an invitation to “come aboard the Tokaido bullet train as we take you on a journey from Tokyo to Kyoto.” For the price of £90 students will be able to “experience everything from the vibrant fashions of Harajuku and the neon lights of Shibuya to the Imperial palaces and tranquil gardens of the old capital, Kyoto.”This aim to cover all aspects of a distant and complex culture in a single night is part of what has irritated some students, and Trinity Hall is not the first to choose an exotic theme for its ball.Oxford has recently had its share of exoticism with Pembroke’s ‘Indian Summers’ last year, and Lincoln will be holding its controversial New Orleans ‘Jazz Age’ ball in May. Just as Darwin College in Cambridge chose ‘Havana Nights’ as its theme and Clare College announced its ‘Orient Express’ ball, non-Western culture has become one of the principal sources of inspiration for these events.Hannah-Lily Lanyon and William Andrews, both undergraduates in Oxford, told Cherwell that they see this trend for themes evoking faraway countries as being “primarily about a desire to control. What’s a better way to dominate another culture than using its outward projections (clothes, traditions etc)? This could all stem from the remains of a colonial mindset: we are still being taught by our society and our education system that white domination of non-White culture is totally ok.“We ought to be rejecting the orientalist attitude which sees Japan as a different world in which we can play out our night-out fantasies and then finally return to western normality. This is no different to Lincoln’s ‘New Orleans’ – which sees white British students take over predominantly African-American history. Yet crucially Japan was never a colony, so colonisation doesn’t ply such a role here – rather it’s about using a different culture to make ourselves feel superior; in contrast comes New College’s ‘Bombay nights’ – which plays on a colonial heritage we should be ashamed of.”The announcement of Magdalen’s Commemoration ball last term also triggered reactions from students, with many pointing out how the event’s idea of bringing students back to an earlier version of the college may exclude a number of groups. William Andrews notes, “As a queer man I know I don’t want to go back to the 20s: I’m planning on going with a boy as a date, an activity we’d have been arrested for; some non-White students might feel a bit out of place in 1920s outfits designed without them in mind.” The various committees organising these balls all replied positively to these claims, and Trinity Hall has called for advice on the ways of securing a sense of authenticity for its Japanese evening.When asked whether the problem of cultural appropriation at parties is specific to Oxford and Cambridge, Lanyon and Andrews both agree.“Using ‘oriental’ and ‘exotic’ aesthetics to promote a predominantly white party experience is a nationwide problem, stemming from the lack of diversity in universities themselves, often composed of white middle class students with little awareness about the cultures they are stealing from.”last_img read more

Twitter founder invests in Oxford laundry start-up

first_imgOriginally catering for students at the University, Oxwash now has more than 4000 paying customers and has secured “several hundred” business contracts.  The investment, announced at the start of May, will allow the company to launch operations nationally and grow their operations and executive teams. Oxwash was previously operating on a £300,000 pre-seed round.  Among the new backers are Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, founder Paul Forster, TrueSight Ventures, and Founders Factory. The funding round also includes several unnamed angel investors.  “We’re all incredibly excited to expand our team and bring clinically-clean and sustainable laundry and dry cleaning to everyone.” Speaking to Cherwell, Grant said: “With this new investment Oxwash will be able to dedicate resources to expanding our proprietary washing technology, hire new team members both operational and executive, as well as expand into new geographies such as London. Oxwash, the high-tech Oxford-based laundry start-up, has secured a £1.4 million funding injection to aid with expansion.  “We’re aiming to combine zero-emission laundry with world-class disinfection to ensure people are safe from textile pathogen transmission in the future.” Grant, a former NASA engineer, has two years of experience researching microorganisms at the space agency. He and his team have developed an ozone-based cleaning process which requires less energy and is safer than traditional laundry methods, which rely on chemicals and high temperatures.  Founded in 2017 by Oxford student Dr Kyle Grant, Oxwash aims to disrupt the way laundry is cleaned and delivered. By reengineering the traditional laundry process they have succeeded in cutting associated emissions, and are working towards reaching zero net carbon emissions for delivery and washing services.  Pollutant producing delivery services have been replaced by a fleet of electric cargo bikes which deliver to customers locally.  Grant added: “With the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve been working hard to support both the primary and secondary healthcare sectors with disinfection and washing of PPE, scrubs and medical uniforms. We’re now working with labs in the Netherlands to verify our disinfection coupled with our proprietary ambient temperature washing.  Over the last two months, the company has sought to address the challenges posed by COVID-19 and is working closely with the NHS to provide services for local GP surgeries.  The £1.4 million seed will allow washing hubs (dubbed “Lagoons” by the company) to be set up in cities across the country. Hubs will be located centrally to allow for bike transportation, and customers will be able to benefit from next day door-to-door service. last_img read more


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