Big businesses book out British Beer Festival

first_imgTuesday 4 August 2015 5:16 am whatsapp Big businesses book out British Beer Festival IN A sea of swanky bars, makeshift beaches and immersive cocktail experiences, it’s refreshing to see that London firms are sick of trendy gimmicks, flocking instead to west London to celebrate the simple joys of a British pint.Next week, Kensington Olympia plays host to the Great British Beer Fest­ival, and real ale campaigners Camra say that twice as many businesses as last year have book­ed corporate packages. More than 1,000 guests from City banks, law firms and brokers have already grabbed their tickets for a week-long event dedicated to the humble pint. A spokesperson from Camra told The Capitalist: “With over 900 real ales, ciders and beers on offer, there is certainly plenty to keep attendees entertained.”Firms have really been shelling out this year, and more than 50 companies from the worlds of banking and finance, law and telecoms are heading to west London. A few big firms have already put in expenses under the influence, forking out over £4,000 for their business outings. Your round! Share Show Comments ▼ whatsapp 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 WrapThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayot’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 WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap Express KCS Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Pharmalittle: Covid-19 vaccine makers push EU for liability protections; pharma plans counteroffer to Trump

first_img By Ed Silverman Aug. 26, 2020 Reprints Pharmalittle: Covid-19 vaccine makers push EU for liability protections; pharma plans counteroffer to Trump Alex Hogan/STAT What’s included? What is it? Unlock this article — plus daily coverage and analysis of the pharma industry — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED Pharmalot [email protected] GET STARTED 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.center_img 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. @Pharmalot About the Author Reprints Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. Ed Silverman Tags drug pricinglegalSTAT+ Good morning, everyone, and how are you today? Another busy day is unfolding here on the Pharmalot campus, where we are mulling over our cluttered calendar and plotting our next moves. No doubt, you can relate. After all, this is only the middle of the week and there is so much to be done. This calls, as you may imagine, for a hot cup of stimulation — Pumpkin Spice is our enjoyable choice. Feel free to join us. Meanwhile, here are some tidbits. Hope you make your way today. …Vaccine makers are pushing the European Union for certain liability protections, The Financial Times reports. This would include a “comprehensive no-fault and non-adversarial compensation system, and an exemption from civil liability” if there are problems with the Covid-19 vaccines, “in order to compensate for such high risks taken by manufacturers.” Last month, AstraZeneca (AZN) secured partial exemption from future product liability claims on its vaccine candidate, which it is developing in partnership with the University of Oxford. Log In | Learn More last_img read more

2015: The first time Laois hurlers beat Offaly in the Leinster championship in 43 years

first_imgHome Sport GAA 2015: The first time Laois hurlers beat Offaly in the Leinster championship… SportGAAHurlingLaois Senior Hurling Team Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Laois 0-29 Offaly 0-212015 Leinster hurling championshipAhead of the Laois senior hurlers opening Joe McDonagh Cup clash against neighbours Offaly, we looked back to the first time Laois managed to defeat The Faithful in the Leinster championship since 1972 – when they managed a eight point victory at O’Moore Park in June 2015.Only four of that starting Laois team remain on the panel today – with Matthew Whelan, Paddy Purcell, Cha Dwyer and Stephen Maher all named in the starting 15 on that faithful day.Two more current Laois panelists – PJ Scully and Ben Conroy – were introduced during the game and Laois came back from a four point arrears after 24 minutes to finish eight points ahead. Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp WhatsApp Twitter 2015: The first time Laois hurlers beat Offaly in the Leinster championship in 43 years Facebook By Siun Lennon – 11th May 2019 Zane Keenan proved to be the main man for Cheddar Plunkett’s side that day – slotting over 11 points, eight from placed balls, to help his side take a lead they wouldn’t relinquish.Despite hitting 16 wides, there were impressive shots from play which raised the white flag, including seven from Willie Hyland and five from Cha Dwyer. Shane Dooley, who is still a key part of the 2019 Offaly setup, kept his side in touch with 10 points but Laois had that extra edge following the first quarter.Clough-Ballacolla man Willie Hyland got Laois off the mark his first point from play after three minutes, before Dooley equalised.In the opening 11 minutes, both sides went level on three occasions.Offaly began to pull away through scores from Dooley and Brian Carroll. and went 0-6 to 0-3 ahead after 15 minutes,They increased this difference to one as the sides went 0-10 to 0-6 after 24 minutes.However the O’Moore men stood up to their visitors and hosts launched a striking comeback to completely flip this game around.Keenan poised himself with four points, while Dwyer cut the deficit to a single point in the 29 minute.7 June 2015; Emmet Nolan, Offaly, in action against John A Delaney, Laois. Picture credit: Matt Browne / SPORTSFILEKeenan, Hyland and Dwyer were all on target as Laois took hold of the game as Laois went in four points up – 0-14 to 0-10 – at the break.Dooley cut Laois’s lead to three with his sixth score of the game 90 seconds after the restart.Despite this, Offaly would fail to register on the scoreboard until the 39th minute – while Laois added three points from Purcell, Keenan and Dwyer within this period.Offaly responded and the neighbouring counties traded points on four occasions between the 42nd and 49th minutes.7 June 2015; John A Delaney, Laois, in action against Brian Carroll, Offaly. Picture credit: Matt Browne / SPORTSFILEFollowing this, Hyland and Palmer helped Laois move 0-23 to 0-16 in front.Referee James Owens awarded Offaly a controversial penalty, after Cahir Healy was thought to have committed a foul inside the box. However after consulting with his umpires, the Wexford man reversed his decision and instead threw in the ball.This was a saving grace for Laois but they still continued to look the better team. They eventually outscored the Offaly after 43 years to make their way to the Leinster semi-final against Galway on June 20, 2015.7 June 2015; Laois’ Willie Hyland celebrates after the game. Picture credit: Matt Browne / SPORTSFILE7 June 2015; Laois’s Cahir Healy celebrates after the game. Picture credit: Matt Browne / SPORTSFILE7 June 2015; Laois’s Charles Dwyer celebrates after the game. Picture credit: Matt Browne / SPORTSFILEUnfortunately for Cheddar Plunkett’s men, this semi-final meeting with Galway resulted in a 20 point beating, and sent them through to the qualifiers where they were knocked out by Limerick to finish their 2015 campaign.SCORERS – Laois: Zane Keenan 0-11 (0-6 frees, 0-1 sideline, 0-1 65′), Willie Hyland 0-7, Charles Dwyer 0-5, Paddy Purcell 0-2, Stephen Maher 0-2, Tommy Fitzgerald 0-1, Dwane Palmer 0-1, PJ Scully 0-1 Offaly: Shane Dooley 0-10 (0-9 frees, 0-1 65’s), Dan Currams 0-4, Brian Carroll 0-3, Joe Bergin 0-1, David King 0-1, Emmet Nolan 0-1, Cillian Kiely 0-1,LAOIS: Eoin Reilly; Brian Stapleton, Matthew Whelan, Cahir Healy; Joe Fitzpatrick, John A Delaney, Tom Delaney; Joe Campion, Paddy Purcell; Willie Hyland, Zane Keenan, Dwane Palmer; Cha Dwyer, Tommy Fitzgerald, Stephen Maher. Subs: Paddy Whelan for P Purcell (64 minutes), James Walsh for D Palmer (70 minutes), PJ Scully for S Maher (70 minutes), Ben Conroy for T Fitzgerald (71 minutes).OFFALY: James Dempsey; David King, Dermot Shortt, Niall Wynne; Cathal Parlon, Colin Egan, Pat Camon; Sean Ryan, Emmet Nolan; Paddy Murphy, Dan Currams, Joe Bergin; Shane Dooley, James Mulrooney, Brian Carroll. Subs: Cillian Kiely for Ryan (half-time); Eanna Murphy for Parlon (41 minutes), Sean Cleary for J Mulrooney (44 minutes), Stephen Wynne for King (60 minutes).REFEREE: James Owens (Wexford) Previous articleYour guide to Laois’s Round 1 Joe McDonagh Cup clash v OffalyNext articleIn Pictures: Hope shines through at Mountmellick’s Darkness into Light event Siun Lennonún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics. GAA GAA Pinterest GAA Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory TAGS2015Joe McDonagh CupLaois HurlersLaois v Offaly 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshinlast_img read more

TSX faces mixed bag as U.S. earnings impress, dollar rises

S&P/TSX composite hits highest close since March on strength of financials sector Toronto stock market dips on weakness in the energy and financials sectors The Toronto stock market looked ready to go slightly higher early Friday as strength from the U.S. earnings weighed against the fast approaching deadline for Cyprus to deal with its debt troubles. The Canadian dollar rose 0.03 of a cent to 97.66 cents US. Related news Dow Jones industrial futures were up 39 points at 14,386, while the broader S&P futures added 3.8 points to 1,542.90 and the Nasdaq futures rose 7.5 points to 2,777.25. Darden Restaurants, which owns the Olive Garden and Red Lobster chains, beat Wall Street expectations on earnings for the quarter Friday, as did luxury retailer Tiffany. And Nike said late Thursday that third-quarter profits spiked 55%. In Europe, Cyprus has again delayed a meeting in which parliament is due to discuss how its banks and government can be recapitalized after earlier this week rejecting a plan — backed by European leaders — to tax depositors. Cyprus’s banks have now been closed for a week and the European Central Bank has threatened to cut off an emergency program supporting them if a solution is not found by Monday. Canadian financial stocks will also be in the spotlight after Finance Minister Jim Flaherty unveiled tighter rules for mortgages in Thursday’s federal budget. The budget said the government will restrict banks’ ability to insure conventional mortgages, those with over 20% householder equity, to only those used in Canada Mortgage and Housing securitization programs. As well, it said it will prohibit the use of government-backed insurance — both on conventional and heavily leveraged mortgages — as collateral if they are not sponsored by CMHC. In commodities, the April crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange jumped 40 cents to US$92.85 a barrel. The May copper contract gained 2.7 cents to US$3.45 a pound and April gold bullion fell $9.50 to US$1,604.30 an ounce. Britain’s FTSE 100 was off 0.1% at 6,381.66, Germany’s DAX lost 0.3% to 7,906.76 and France’s CAC-40 shed 0.6% to 3,752.79. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 plummeted 2.4% to close at 12,338.53, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng lost 0.5% to 22,115.30, while South Korea’s Kospi fell 0.1% at 1,948.71. Benchmarks in Singapore, Taiwan and Indonesia also fell. TSX gets lift from financials, U.S. markets rise to highest since March David Friend Keywords Marketwatch Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitter read more

Markets finish lower as U.S. Fed releases meeting minutes

first_img TSX gets lift from financials, U.S. markets rise to highest since March Canada’s main stock index dragged Wednesday as bank and consumer staples stocks fell, while markets south of the border also finished lower with the release of the latest meeting minutes from the U.S. Federal Reserve. In Toronto, the S&P/TSX composite index dropped 26.08 points at 15,642.99. The Canadian dollar fell 0.11 of a cent at US74.48¢. Linda Nguyen In corporate news, retailer Hudson’s Bay reported a $152-million net loss in its fourth quarter ended Jan. 28. A year ago, it had earnings of $370 million for the same quarter. The Toronto company, which reported after markets closed Tuesday, attributed the loss to a one-time, non-cash goodwill impairment charge of $116 million driven by weak sales at Gilt, one of its e-commerce businesses, as well as at its Saks Off 5th stores. Its shares rose nearly 8%, or 75¢, to $10.45 on the TSX following the company’s earnings call. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average lost 41.09 points to 20,648.15. The S&P 500 pulled back 7.21 points at 2,352.95 and the Nasdaq composite index was down 34.13 points at 5,864.48. Wall Street indices had been trading higher throughout the day, but sold off after the U.S. central bank suggested it might start trimming its balance sheet later in the year. In minutes from its March meeting, Fed officials agreed that if the economy continues to perform as expected, a change in the committee’s reinvestment policy would be needed later this year. The Fed has US$4.5 trillion on its balance sheet, a figure that quadrupled during the financial crisis of 2008-09 as the central bank bought up bonds to keep interest rates low and boost the economy. The minutes also showed that there was near unanimous support for the quarter point increase to its key policy rate to a range of 0.75% to 1%, its second hike in three months. The central bank continued to hint that it plans to raise rates three times this year, with expectations in financial markets that the next hikes will occur in June and September. The bank meets next in early May. Allan Small, a senior adviser at HollisWealth, said investors will soon be shifting their attention to corporate earnings and economic data. “Markets should turn its focus to earnings to see if this run-up we’ve seen recently is all that justified,” he said. “Now we got to turn to earnings to figure that out.” Investors were also awaiting for Friday’s March jobs report from the U.S. Labor Department to confirm that the economy is continuing to show signs of strength. On Wednesday, payroll provider ADP reported that there were 118,000 jobs added by small businesses last month, up from a revised 87,000 in February. In commodities, the May crude oil contract was up US12¢ at US$51.15 per barrel and May natural gas contracts lost three¢ at US$3.27 per mmBTU. The June gold contract was down US$9.90 at US$1,248.50 an ounce and May copper contracts were up US7¢ at US$2.68 a pound. With files from The Associated Press Related news Facebook LinkedIn Twittercenter_img S&P/TSX composite hits highest close since March on strength of financials sector Keywords Marketwatch Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Toronto stock market dips on weakness in the energy and financials sectorslast_img read more

SEC, CFTC sign updated MOU

first_imgSilhouttes of Two Business People Having a Handshake rawpixel/123RF Facebook LinkedIn Twitter James Langton Share this article and your comments with peers on social media The agencies noted that the new MOU addresses the regulation of swaps and security-based swaps.“Today’s interrelated markets demand that the SEC and CFTC work together to provide a coherent and co-ordinated approach to regulation,” said SEC Chairman Jay Clayton in a statement. “This MOU confirms our agencies’ commitment to working together as partners with distinct missions — all to the benefit of investors, as well as other market participants.”“This MOU strengthens our joint regulatory response, streamlines our partnership and makes information sharing more seamless and effective,” added CFTC Chairman Christopher Giancarlo in a statement. Companies Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Securities and Exchange Commission The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) signed a new information sharing deal on Thursday in an effort to ensure co-ordination between the U.S. federal securities and derivatives regulators.The SEC and the CFTC have entered a new memorandum of understanding (MOU), which updates their original MOU signed in 2008, and aims to make the agreement more relevant to the current market environment. The agreement aims to enhance the efficiency of policy-making, regulatory oversight and enforcement. last_img read more

New Trade Counsel in Canada Presented with Instrument of Appointment

first_imgRelatedNew Trade Counsel in Canada Presented with Instrument of Appointment New Trade Counsel in Canada Presented with Instrument of Appointment UncategorizedJuly 24, 2008 RelatedNew Trade Counsel in Canada Presented with Instrument of Appointment Advertisementscenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Jamaica’s new Trade Counsel in Canada, Dr. G. Raymond Chang, was presented with his Instrument of Appointment by Robert Gregory, President of Jamaica Trade and Invest (JTI), on July 21.The presentation was made in Dr. Chang’s office in downtown Toronto, Canada, and witnessed by Jamaica’s Consul General to Toronto, Anne-Marie Bonner.In January 2008, Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Karl Samuda, had announced that Dr. Chang, who is Chancellor of Ryerson University and Chairman of CI Funds, one of the largest mutual funds companies in Canada, had been appointed as Trade Counsel, to promote trade and investment in Canada on behalf of the Government of Jamaica.As Trade Counsel, Dr. Chang’s responsibilities include: identifying and opening doors of access for JTI officers to Canadian high net worth individuals and corporations; to be the face and presence of Jamaica in Canada in relation to investment and trade; and to provide strategic and tactical advice to JTI to further enhance its effectiveness in promoting investment and trade into the Canadian market. Mr. Gregory said Trade Counsels are also expected to be appointed in other overseas cities.The JTI, formerly JAMPRO, is the Jamaican government’s premier investment and trade agency. RelatedNew Trade Counsel in Canada Presented with Instrument of Appointmentlast_img read more

New aerospace facility to boost jobs on Sunshine Coast

first_imgNew aerospace facility to boost jobs on Sunshine Coast JOINT STATEMENTThe Palaszczuk Government will partner with a Sunshine Coast aerospace company to deliver a large-scale, state-of-the-art aircraft manufacturing and modification facility at Caloundra.Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said HeliMods would accelerate the $10.3 million expansion of its current facility by almost five years thanks to support from the Palaszczuk Government’s Jobs and Regional Growth Fund.“Aircraft manufacturing and maintenance has great potential to grow our economy and create thousands of local jobs in years to come,” the Premier said.“By partnering with HeliMods, we can ensure that we create more of these jobs in Caloundra.“Because we’ve been able to minimise the impact of the coronavirus pandemic in Queensland, we can now focus on rebuilding our economy.“That means more jobs and more projects like this that will pump millions of dollars into the Sunshine Coast.”Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development Steven Miles said the partnership would create more than 65 Sunshine Coast jobs.“We have a plan to rebuild the economy and create more opportunities for locals,” Mr Miles said.“Advanced Manufacturing is a growth industry. We’re tapping into this rapidly growing, global industry to stimulate our economy here in Caloundra.Member for Caloundra Jason Hunt said HeliMods was an impressive local business that’s developed world class capabilities in design, engineering, advanced manufacturing, certification and systems integration to customise helicopters.“Since its founding in 2002, HeliMods has achieved significant growth both domestically and internationally, and has established a strong reputation as world-leading in its field.“The company now employs a young, dynamic and highly skilled workforce of over 30 people, with more than half of those in specialist technical roles.“We’re partnering with them to create even more jobs in the future.”HeliMods has developed a niche in transforming standard factory aircraft into machines capable of performing complex special missions such as tactical operations, aerial policing, emergency medical services, and search and rescue operations.They service a diverse and growing client base including the Australian Defence Force, Queensland Government’s Public Safety Business Agency, Starflight Australia for Victoria Police Air Wing and LifeFlight Australia.Its reputation and expertise also extends well into the northern hemisphere with clients as far afield as Canada.In addition to further building a deep pipeline of work for civil clients, the facility and capability expansion will better position HeliMods to catch the wave of once-in-a-generation defence contracts and to establish themselves as a significant player across the aerospace and defence industries.The facility expansion will include hangars capable of accommodating large civil and defence aircraft, such as Boeing CH-47 Chinooks, in a segregated and secure environment.Alongside facility expansion, HeliMods will also invest in capability enhancements across advanced engineering and manufacturing, and cyber-physical security systems.HeliMods founder Will Shrapnel said the Queensland Government’s support was essential in accelerating the company’s growth and will allow it to compete for larger defence and civil contracts.“This expansion marks a new and exciting milestone for our business. We have worked hard over the years to build capability that is unique and sovereign and have established a proven track record in industry across both Australia and global export markets,” Mr Shrapnel said.“This investment will now allow us to further scale our capability and become a major player in the aerospace and defence industries, from right here on the Sunshine Coast.“It represents an opportunity for us to become a next-generation provider to defence, one that can deliver the highest levels of quality and rigour, without compromising on speed or agility.“Through this growth, we will also create greater opportunities for our region and seek to pave the way for new, technology-enabled careers for the next generation of talent.“Our team is incredibly energised by this growth and look forward to the exciting journey ahead.”Learn more about how the Jobs and Regional Growth Fund is supporting companies like HeliMods to boost Queensland’s economic recovery through new job-creating projects. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:advanced manufacturing, Australia, Australian, Caloundra, coronavirus, defence force, Emergency, Engineering, environment, Government, Investment, miles, Palaszczuk, QLD, Queensland, Sunshine Coast, Victoria Policelast_img read more

The pros and cons of repairing vs. replacing defective parts

first_img See More Videos 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” ‹ Previous Next › The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Finally, one of the biggest complaints at many auto service desks is from customers faced with replacing complete door latch assemblies just because a plastic clip has broken. The clips that connect door handle rods to their latches are often available for a few dollars from aftermarket parts retailers. While they don’t list their replacements according to vehicle year, make and model, bringing a sample to compare ensures getting the correct part. Trending Videos How to get the most out of your car’s headlightsAlternators are another example. While few consumers ever think about alternatives when their shop cites the need for a replacement alternator, sometimes these units can retail for $800 to $1,000. Yet there are still rebuilders that can repair and rewire defective alternators, often for a fraction of the cost of a replacement.Moreover, the latest trend in automotive design that will definitely have drivers reach for their meds is when they get an estimate involving LED lamps and bulbs. Almost no automaker offers replacement bulbs or light strips for these sculpted headlights and tail lights, and LED are sometimes no more prepared for the rigours of driving on Canadian roads than their incandescent predecessors. The problem with most of these lamps is that the LED and strip lighting components were sealed inside when the lens was permanently affixed. There are plastic wizards who can separate the lenses and reseal them to their lamps, but they are often difficult to track down. Somebody or mechanical technicians may have the necessary skills and tools, so it may bring some benefits to ask for a recommendation. Trending in Canada What not everyone knows is that most instrument clusters and HVAC controls use readily available bulbs, available online or at most electronic supply stores. While swapping out a light diode on a printed circuit board isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, most basic computer specialists or experienced auto technicians can proficiently complete this task.RELATEDcenter_img RELATED TAGSSafety and MaintenanceMaintenanceNew COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Most likely, it’s the veteran drivers who notice this the most – the move from repairing vehicle components to simply replacing them. Older car owners remember when technicians would rebuild brake calipers and wheel cylinders with new pistons and seal kits, or overhaul alternators with new brushes and diodes. Now, it’s pretty much a remove-and-replace world.For many vehicle servicing needs, replacing rather than repairing can be a more economical process that also provides a longer lasting job. Consider brake calipers; when you factor in a technician’s time – well over $100 per hour in most shops – having the experts tear down and rebuild these vital safety components can be more expensive than simply buying a quality re-manufactured unit off the shelf for most mainstream vehicles. You also get the benefit of a product that was rebuilt in a factory environment, bringing consistency and reliability. But when the prices of the components rise, it may be time to seek alternatives to replacement.A good example of this is small bulb failures on instrument clusters and other dash controls. Few automakers offer replacement lights for these, sending consumers into shock when an estimate of over $1,000 is presented to solve a simple light problem. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 Sometimes, repairing a defective part – such as an alternator – makes more financial sense than an outright replacement. advertisementlast_img read more

Fulbright Grants Awarded To CU-Boulder Students

first_imgTwo University of Colorado at Boulder graduate students have been awarded Fulbright grants for the 2004-05 academic year, and another was selected as an alternate. Marc Levine, a doctoral candidate in anthropology, was awarded a grant to conduct archaeological research in Mexico. He will be excavating on the coast of Oaxaca, Mexico, at an ancient capital occupied by Mixtec people that flourished during the years A.D. 1100-1521. He is especially interested in learning about the interaction of the Mixtec with other people in the region at the time, including the Aztecs. Levine will leave for Mexico in October 2004. Alex Settle, a doctoral candidate in computer architecture was awarded a grant to conduct research at the Technical University of Catalonia in Barcelona, Spain, one of the leading institutions in the computer architecture field. His research involves designing computer processor chips to help programs run faster. While at the Technical University, he will have access to research infrastructure that has helped pioneer the field of computer architecture. Eric Monsen, a doctoral student in business administration, applied for a grant to Germany and was selected as an alternate. Founded in 1946, the Fulbright U.S. Student Program in the United States is the flagship program for international educational exchange. Grants are used to support graduate study, university lecturing, advanced research or professional training in the arts. The program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Since CU-Boulder began recording award information in 1977, 81 students have received Fulbright grants and 18 have been selected as alternates. For more information about student Fulbright awards contact the CU-Boulder Office of International Education at (303) 492-6016 or visit The campus deadline for students to apply for the 2005-06 program is Sept. 20, 2004. Fulbright Scholar Awards also are available to faculty members. For more information visit the Web site at Published: June 27, 2004 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more