Heavy duty: Detroit 3 all roll out biggest pickups this year

DETROIT — Nicole Foster-Beck asks a lot of the heavy-duty pickup truck she uses on her 43-acre horse farm east of Dallas.Aside from the daily hauling, her 2015 GMC Sierra has to be powerful enough to pull a heavy eight-horse trailer to competitions, yet cushy enough to keep people comfortable on trips as far away as Kentucky.She’s exactly the customer that all three Detroit automakers will be courting this year when they roll out new or substantially updated heavy-duty versions of their trucks. It’s the first time that all three are revamping their heavy-duty trucks at the same time in years, which almost certainly will touch off a battle of ads and specifications.Pickups from the Detroit automakers were the three top-selling vehicles in the U.S. last year, totalling more than 2 million in sales. Heavy-duty versions, with bigger frames, beds, interiors and engines, make up about 30 per cent of that. They’re for those who need to tow and haul big things. Most buyers pull trailers with heavy items including boats, horses and recreational campers that can weigh around 10 tons. Many are used to pull trailers laden with equipment to job sites.“Capability is really important for these folks,” said Sandor Piszar, truck marketing manager for General Motors’ Chevrolet brand. “They’re often times towing something that’s even more valuable than the truck itself. It enables what their lifestyle is.”There’s a lot at stake for the automakers, who get most of their profits from trucks. Around 90 per cent of heavy-duty buyers spend thousands extra for powerful diesel engines, and many go for pricey luxury and safety features, paying as much as $80,000 for a fully decked-out truck.They also do their homework.“Hauling a horse is not just like hauling around hay,” said Foster-Beck, who trains show horses at Foster Farm 20 minutes from downtown Dallas. “Your ability to accelerate when you need to, your ability to brake gently. Those things really matter.”All three companies are offering cameras and other electronics to help with towing, backing and viewing surrounding traffic, features that also are important to heavy-duty buyers.Fiat Chrysler’s Ram brand started this year’s contest, unveiling a new heavy-duty pickup in January. The 2019 Ram, which goes on sale in April, has an optional 400-horsepower, 6.7-litre six-cylinder diesel with 1,000 pound-feet of torque. The company says it can pull more than 35,000 pounds and carry 7,680 pounds in its bed. Torque, a measure of rotational force, is a big deal for buyers because it’s needed especially when pulling trailers up big hills.General Motors’ GMC brand was next with the heavy-duty Sierra. Its 6.6-litre diesel has 445 horsepower and 910 pound feet of torque. Towing and payload capacities haven’t been released yet, but Phil Brook, GMC’s vice-president of marketing, says the truck can tow more than 30,000 pounds.Ford is unveiling a new Super Duty version of the F-Series Tuesday and putting it on display at the Chicago auto show. It didn’t release power numbers either but said the new truck, due out in the fall, will offer the company’s highest-ever towing and payload ratings. Ford also added a larger 7.3-litre V8 gasoline engine to its lineup, joining a smaller V8 and a 6.7-litre diesel. The larger gasoline V8 gives people more towing ability at a cost lower than a diesel, said Todd Eckert, Ford’s truck marketing manager.Also Tuesday, Chevrolet will introduce its new Silverado heavy-duty truck, which is nearly the same as a Sierra but a little less posh. The Silverado comes out in the middle of the year and the Sierra in late summer.Prices haven’t been announced for any of the trucks.Tom Krisher, The Associated Press read more

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International Criminal Court trial of two former Congolese leaders opens tomorrow

Germain Katanga, a senior commander from the group known as the Force de Résistance Patriotique en Ituri (FRPI), faces three counts of crimes against humanity and six counts of war crimes for a deadly assault on the village of Bogoro, in the province of Ituri. Hundreds of people were killed and many women forced into sexual slavery in that February 2003 attack.Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui is a former commander of the rebel National Integrationalist Front (FNI). He faces three counts of crimes against humanity and six of war crimes, and is alleged to have played a key role in designing and carrying out the Bogoro attack. Among the crimes the two men are accused of is using children under the age of 15 in active hostilities, including as bodyguards and combatants, during the deadly assault on Bogoro. Ten child soldiers will be among the 345 people authorized to take part in the trial, the second one to be held at the ICC with regard to the situation in the DRC. The first was that of Thomas Lubanga Dyilo, a Congolese warlord accused of recruiting child soldiers, whose trial began in January 2009. Silvana Arbia, the Court’s Registrar, affirmed at a news conference at ICC headquarters today that “the Court is to become a model of fairness of procedures, of respect for the rights of the Defence, and for victims’ participation.”ICC Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo said he intends to call 26 witnesses, including an expert witness on gender issues and on the military aspects of the crimes, during the upcoming trial. The ICC is an independent, permanent court that tries persons accused of the most serious crimes of international concern – namely genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. 23 November 2009The trial against two former Congolese rebel leaders for crimes allegedly committed by their militias in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in 2003 is set to begin tomorrow in The Hague at the International Criminal Court. read more

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TSX Wall Street regain ground after yesterdays slaughter

TORONTO — The Toronto stock market pushed ahead with gains in late morning trading as Greece inched towards the default deadline on its loan to the International Monetary Fund.The S&P/TSX composite index moved higher towards midday, rising 66.17 points to 14,556.32, while the loonie traded at 80.13 cents US, down 0.57 of a U.S. cent. Traders appeared mostly unfazed by the looming midnight cutoff in Greece, which suggests that at this point few expect an outcome any more negative than is already being anticipated. The Dow Jones Industrial average rose 58.56 points to 17,654.91, while the Nasdaq moved up 24.39 points to 4,982.85 and the S&P 500 picked up 7.72 points to 2,065.36.Oil prices made some advancement, with the August contract lifting 47 cents to US$58.80 a barrel while the August gold contract fell $10.70 to US$1,168.30 an ounce.Statistics Canada reported the latest real GDP figures, showing that Canada’s economy was pulled down 0.1 per cent in April, affected by weakness in the mining and energy sectors.Riding the final hours of Greece’s midnight deadline, 19 finance ministers of the eurozone plan to meet Tuesday evening to assess the latest proposals from Athens that would keep the bailout talks moving forward.Eurozone top official Jeroen Dijsselbloem said the ministers will meet five hours before the European part of Greece’s bailout program expires.Wall Street suffered its worst session of the year on Monday while the Toronto stock market faced a similarly deep plunge — the worst since dropping almost 361 points on Jan. 5. read more

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UN chief congratulates Park Geunhye on election as new president of Republic

“The Republic of Korea is a highly valued and steadfast partner of the United Nations in the work for international peace and security, development and human rights,” added a statement issued by Mr. Ban’s spokesperson.“With this new leadership,” it continued, “the Secretary-General hopes for even more active engagement by the Republic of Korea in advancing the agenda of the United Nations – from the promotion of sustainable development, the fight against climate change, and the contribution to global peace and human rights promotion.” Ms. Park, the daughter of former dictator Park Chung-hee, defeated rival Moon Jae-in in today’s polls. She will be the first female leader of the Republic of Korea. The Secretary-General, the statement added, stands ready to work with the new Government in promoting peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula, including through addressing the humanitarian, nuclear and other concerns regarding the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. read more

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Mens basketball Kam Williams announces he will return to Ohio State

On May 1, Williams took to social media to deny a report from CBS Sports that said Williams had decided to pull his name out of the NBA draft. Williams declared for the draft in late April, but did not hire an agent, which allowed him to receive feedback from professional teams without sacrificing his eligibility. The deadline for Williams to withdraw from the draft and come back to school was 11:59 p.m. Tuesday.Williams’ decision to return to Columbus for his redshirt senior season provides a boost to coach Thad Matta’s Buckeyes. OSU lost redshirt junior forward Trevor Thompson to the NBA draft and senior forward Marc Loving to graduation. JaQuan Lyle also left the team for undisclosed reasons on April 11, a big loss for a program that has been struggling for the last two seasons.Williams – along with juniors C.J. Jackson and Joey Lane and incoming freshman Braxton Beverly – are the only guards on OSU’s roster.Last season, Williams played in all 32 games, averaging 9.4 points, 2.1 rebounds and one assist per contest.  OSU finished 17-15 and missed both the NCAA Tournament and the NIT. OSU redshirt junior guard Kam Williams (15) pushes past Navy senior forwar James Hemphill (32) during the Buckeyes season opener on Nov. 11. The Buckeyes won 78-68. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Former Photo EditorOhio State guard Kam Williams announced Wednesday he is returning to school for his fifth season, ending a weeks-long speculation over his future plans. In an Instagram post, Williams posted a photograph of him celebrating while fans are standing and cheering. Williams wrote, “Just as excited is those dudes.” read more

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Daughter whose mother became first baby born on Loganair flight joins cabin

first_img“It’s probably linked to the unusual circumstances in which my mum was born but both of us share this interest.”My family is originally from Orkney, so it’s wonderful to be working for an airline which holds such established roots with the islands and I’m looking forward to working on some of the services operating to Kirkwall.” It’s not how I imagined I’d give birth to my third child and looking back on it, it seems a bit more dramatic than it actually wasFreida Devin Freida Devin with newly born Katy, now mum of Chloe Stott in 1973Credit:Collect/Loganair/PA A teenager whose mother was the first baby to be born on board a Loganair aircraft has become a member of the airline’s cabin crew.Chloe Stott, 18, is the daughter of Katy Stott, who was born 2,000 feet above Orkney on August 2, 1973.Her mother Freida Devin had boarded the air ambulance in Stronsay to travel to hospital in Kirkwall but baby Katy arrived only a few minutes into the eight-minute flight. Freida Devin with newly born Katy, now mum of Chloe Stott in 1973 The teenager whose mother was the first baby to be born on board a Loganair aircraft has become a member of the airline’s cabin crewCredit: Martin Shields/Loganair The teenager whose mother was the first baby to be born on board a Loganair aircraft has become a member of the airline's cabin crew She has just moved from Orkney to Aberdeen, where she will be based from for work.center_img As they could not fly back to Kirkwall immediately, he and the doctor – who has since died – accepted the offer of accommodation in two police cells for the night.Once Mrs Devin and her baby daughter had returned to the island in 1973, Loganair presented her and husband Charlie with an inscribed goblet for Katy to mark the occasion alongside a model Islander plane on a wooden plaque.Mrs Stott, 43, owes her name in part to the experience as she was christened Katy Ferguson Leynair Devin, adopting the doctor’s surname while inheriting “Ley” after Captain Bayley and “nair” from Loganair.Mrs Devin, who now lives in Elgin, Moray, said: “It’s not how I imagined I’d give birth to my third child and looking back on it, it seems a bit more dramatic than it actually was. “I knew I was in capable hands, with everyone doing their best to keep me comfortable for the duration of the flight. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. “It was only afterwards that I found out Katy was the first baby to be born on an air ambulance, which is an interesting conversation starter.”It was also nice of the airline to offer us such thoughtful gifts and I’m still grateful to everyone who was there to assist me on that summer night, over 40 years ago.”In total, 22 babies were born aboard Loganair air ambulance services. Captain Bayley still remembers the night Katy was born en route to Kirkwall, with a nurse and doctor on board.He said: “You can imagine the noise and stress in the small Islander cabin leading up to this moment and the huge relief at the birth of a healthy baby.”We diverted to Aberdeen, which was especially opened for us, duly amended the flight plan to add another soul on board and we were greeted on arrival by police and ambulance.” Thick fog then prevented the Britten-Norman Islander aircraft from landing in Kirkwall and Captain Jamie Bayley had to divert to Aberdeen, about an hour and ten minutes away.Miss Stott and her mother both have a deep interest in aviation and the teenager has now fulfilled her ambition of becoming a cabin crew attendant, having completed a training course to join Loganair.She said: “I’ve wanted to be a cabin crew attendant for as long as I can remember.last_img read more

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White men in the arts living in fear they are too pale

La Boheme performed at the Royal Opera House Danielle de Niese as Musetta Focusing on five women – Hildegard von Bingen, Francesca Caccini, Clara Schumann, Florence Price and Elizabeth Maconchy – it will aim to show how women’s work has been overshadowed by their better-known male contemporaries.Born in Melbourne, Australia, de Niese moved to Los Angeles when she was 10. At 19, she was the youngest singer ever to be accepted on to the young artists programme at the Metropolitan Opera.Discussing her white male contemporaries, she said she believed the culture of fear was doing “funny things”.“It makes people insecure. If they think there’s one piece of pie and they’ve always had it up until now, then they think ‘hang on a minute, now we’ve got to share it? Oh God!’ ”To those who “fear they will now have to fight for a seat at the table”, she said: “These are the people who never had even a chair to begin with. All we’re saying is, let’s add a seat for them. Not can you get up and someone else can take your seat: let’s add a chair for them.” Danielle de Niese Speaking at the Royal Opera House, where she is performing the role of Musetta in La Bohème, de Niese said the television production, which has been in development since 2016, had “suddenly become extremely timely” in the wake of the Time’s Up and #MeToo campaigns, and the “stories that have come to light regarding society’s leaning towards male-dominated decision making”. “And I really want to see a show like this being shared for all the future daughters of the world and say: ‘Look, you can do it, darling’.”The BBC has recently launched a campaign to record the works of “lost” female composers, while playing them in public for the first time since they were created, often centuries ago.De Niese, who has a three-year-old son and is married to Gus Christie, the chairman of Glyndebourne, said she had not experienced personal discrimination as a result of her gender, saying it was “never presented to me as a child that this was a thing that could hold me back”.Asked whether she thought major British arts institutions should bring in measures such as quotas to boost the number of works by women, she said: “The desire to set forward a pledge to include women is extremely wonderful, valiant and the right thing to do.”But she added that she was unsure how it could be done fairly in practice.Unsung Heroines: Danielle de Niese on The Lost World of Female Composers is on BBC Four on Friday at 8pm. Nevertheless, she said: “I have gone to lengths to stress that this isn’t a show about blaming men, it really isn’t. All of the greats are male.”When I think about that, I don’t think how unfair is it that they’re all male: they’re all wonderful, they all just happen to be male.”I don’t think it’s right to penalise those wonderful males who triumphed, but lived in a time when society allowed them to triumph and gave them a platform.“The great shame is not that we can name Schubert, Beethoven, Bach, but we will never know whether there was another one like that who happened to be female because there was not a place in society that allowed a woman to flourish in that way.”For me, that’s the sadness. If you don’t have those stories going down through the generations, it’s like you’ve got a door and there’s no key. In fact there’s no keyhole even. De Niese will this week host a BBC Four programme about the “unsung heroines” of the classical music world, entitled The Lost World of Female Composers. Danielle de Niese as Cleopatra in 2005Credit:Mike Hoban White men in the arts are living in fear that they are too “pale, male and stale to succeed”, according to a leading opera singer.Danielle de Niese, a soprano who is campaigning to raise the profile of “forgotten” female composers, said that such was the momentum behind the drive for equality across society that men were petrified their careers would be ruined as women and ethnic minorities come to the fore.De Niese said she had heard “even wonderful, esteemed” colleagues and friends worry that they “might not get a chance at a job because ‘I’m pale, male and stale’”.The singer added: “I had a conversation with an American artist who said: ‘If I was more ethnic I’d definitely be working more’. I was taken aback. They didn’t mean it to be judgmental at all. But it’s a natural thing for people to feel frightened that their opportunities will be taken away to afford opportunities for others.“I guess it really does depend on which side of the shore you are standing. For those people who may have always had access to opportunity, the idea that those slots may not automatically be theirs any more would, I guess, make them rather anxious.” La Boheme performed at the Royal Opera House Danielle de Niese as MusettaCredit:Alastair Muir Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

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Population of the Greater Dublin Area could grow by 400000 over 20

first_imgClick here to see a larger version of this image. (Image Credit: CSO.ie)The figures also predict an increase of around 5 years in life expectancy  by 2031, to 83.0 years for males and  to 86.6 years for females.The number of people over 65 will see a ‘marked increase’ in a number of areas, as much as over 100 per cent.The numbers in the Mid-East will increase by 136.5 per cent, and in the Midlands by 95.1 per cent.The number of those aged between 15 to 24 years could increase by 52 per cent in the Mid-East region.Click here to view the full release.Read: Ireland has the highest birth, lowest death and greatest emigration rates in Europe > THE POPULATION OF the Greater Dublin Area could grow by between 174,000 and just over 400,000 by 2031, according to the latest figures from the Central Statistics Office.However, they stress that it is “not an attempt to predict the future”.The Regional Population Projections 2016 – 2031 release details a number of different models by which population changes can be calculated.Based on data from the 2011 Census, they predict as Dublin’s population could increase by between 96,000 and 286,000 and the Mid-East by 78,000 to 144,000.This is under the M2F2 Traditional model, which predicts that the population in all other areas will fall due to internal migration, although will increase due to a gradual increase of our overall population by 613,000.last_img read more

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Toyota Robots Master Trumpet Violin Video

first_imgFebruary 2011 will surely go down as a huge month in the annals of robot history. There’s today’s launch of Robonaut 2, who will soon take up residency at the International Space Station; that bipedal robot marathon; and, of course, Watson, who granted, is a computer, not a robot, but still, when the great war between man and machine commences, which side do you really think he’ll be on?And now here’s some footage of two Toyota robots who have mastered the trumpet and violin. Of course, if music is, as they say, all about feeling, then these two surely have a ways to go (perhaps emotion will be part of some future firmware upgrade).Videos after the jump, naturally.last_img

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Milan defender Ivan Strinic admits they had a terrible training session

first_imgDespite having a terrible training session, Milan defender Ivan Strinic says their team will give everything to secure a win today against Genoa.A.C Milan face Genoa today in an encounter that has already begun and Gennaro Gattuso, who is not  in the stands today, in his a Press conference before the match started said that the Rossoneri had never trained so badly.“We want to give our response to the Coach on the field,” Strinic told Milan TV as cited by Football Italia.Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“Yesterday we had a terrible training session, but today we want to give our all and win. We know it won’t be easy, because Genoa have quality and experience, but we are Milan.“I still have the city of Genoa in my heart, as I was here for a year with Sampdoria and was happy.”Strinić joined A.C. Milan in 2018 on a free transfer and a three-year contract.last_img read more

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MISSING CAT Have You Seen Lakshmi

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Lakshmi went missing on August 25, 2019 from a Boutwell Street home. (She loves Kibble and may approach if offered food.) If seen, please call Wilmington Animal Control at 978-658-7988 x 5400 and contact her owner Nadine Robinson via Facebook.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedMISSING CAT: Have You Seen Mic?In “Missing Pets”MISSING CAT: Have You Seen Loki?In “Missing Pets”MISSING CAT: Have You Seen Kracka?In “Missing Pets”last_img

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50 quota for BCs in civic polls demanded

first_imgMusheerabad: President of the BC Welfare Association R Krishnaiah demanded Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao to allocate 50 per cent of its tickets to the members belonging to the Backward Classes in the forthcoming municipal elections. On Wednesday, R Krishnaiah wrote a letter to KCR in this regard. Since reservations to SCs, STs and BCs have been reduced from 62 to 50 per cent through the recent Municipal Bill, based on the Supreme Court ruling, TRS party should consider allocating 50 per cent of its seats to BCs, Krishnaiah said. BCs were angry over the government decision reducing BC reservations for the recently held village panchayat, MPTC and Zilla Parishad elections, he added. Also Read – Two Urban forest parks inaugurated in Hyderabad Advertise With Us Krishnaiah warned the Chief Minister that the BCs would intensify their struggle if the government reduces the BC reservations for the municipal elections. In view of the ceiling imposed on the total number of reservations, parties could themselves allocate 50 per cent of party tickets to BC candidates, he said. The Congress party has already announced recently that it would allocate 50 per cent of its seats to the BCs. He appealed BJP and TRS parties to allocate half of their seats to BCs to prove their commitment to BCs.last_img read more

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Sahara case SC orders attachment of Aamby Valley

first_imgThe Supreme Court on Monday (February 6) ordered attachment of Aamby Valley properties, valued at Rs 39,000 crore, owned by the Sahara Group near Lonavala, Maharashtra. The next hearing is on February 20. Also read: PM Narendra Modi took bribes from Sahara India 9 times in 6 months, says Rahul Gandhi; is this the big scoop he was talking about?However, until the next hearing, the properties won’t be auctioned off. The court also said that the repayment roadmap, which extends to July 2019, is too long and it wants the properties auction for a faster realisation of dues. The court ordered Sahara to furnish a list of properties that were free from litigation and mortgage so that they can be attached for public auction. Sahara told the court that it had to pay Rs 14,000 crore as the principal money to the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI). It has already paid Rs 11,000 crore. Sahara also deposited Rs 600 crore as per the last order of the apex court. The parole of Subrato Roy, owner of the Sahara Group, was earlier extended till November 28, 2016, after he deposited Rs 200 crore made by him with the SEBI in October. He had also been granted a four-week custody parole to perform his mother’s last rites. Roy has been in jailed since March 4, 2014, until he had sought parole for his mother’s last rites on May 6, 2016. He had been jailed for not complying with the SEBI’s orders that he had failed to comply with the Supreme Court’s order of 2012. The apex court directed him to return more than Rs 20,000 crore with 15 per cent interest to his investors. Roy has been unable to raise the bail money by leveraging his overseas hotels like the Plaza in New York and Grosvenor House in London.While Sahara said it paid more than 80 per cent of the dues to share-holders, the SEBI countered their claim saying they haven’t paid more than Rs 10,000 crore.last_img read more

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Tale of two speeches as Davos conference begins

first_imgWorld Economic Forum logoThe global elite kicked off four days of earnest debate and Alpine partying Tuesday in the Swiss ski resort of Davos, in a week bookended by two historic presidential speeches.One was being given by Xi Jinping, the first Chinese president to attend the World Economic Forum in Davos. Speaking to a packed room, he was expected to seek to turn the page on the US-led global trade order in place since World War II, in favour of a “multipolar” approach.The other speech will be by Donald Trump when he is inaugurated in Washington as the 45th US president on Friday. His barnstorming conquest of the White House has left many in the globetrotting Davos crowd agog at his repudiation of all that they stand for—liberal thought, free trade and open borders.Around 3,000 government leaders, captains of industry, stars of screen and agenda-setting thinkers are braving heavy snow and the chill winds of an anti-globalisation revolt by Western voters to congregate in Davos for the 47th World Economic Forum.CEOs jostled with philanthropists and experts on artificial intelligence in the queue to remove their snowboots as the event got underway.Conscious of the sour public mood in the West, organisers are billing the Davos meet as “A call for responsive and responsible leadership”, and top business executives agree that they must not appear oblivious to the anger of ordinary people.“The advantages of globalisation are more clear in emerging markets than in developed countries. We have to listen, to help people that are concerned,” Sergio Ermotti, chief executive of Swiss banking giant UBS, told AFP.A World Economic Forum study said that within advanced economies, median per capita income fell on average 2.4 percent over the past five years, helping to explain why disaffection is so high across the West.And the scale of the chasm between the richest and poorest was laid bare by an Oxfam report that said eight men own the same wealth as the poorest half of the world’s population.The eight include Microsoft founder Bill Gates, who is speaking at the forum this week, and Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, which like several other companies has remodelled a Davos shop as a promotional “pop-up” venue.Perils and parties -Other research presented by the consultancy Edelman found public confidence in institutions including in governments, business, the media and NGOs slumping across the rich world.The sense that the world is at an inflection point is apparent in the topics of debate at Davos, across hundreds of different panels.One panel Tuesday discussed “Why facts don’t unify us” any more. Another asked whether the future of work is pregnant with “promise or peril”, given the impact of technology on jobs, a theme that is resonating loudly on the electoral front with Trump’s victory, Britain’s vote to quit the European Union and the rise of far-right parties across Europe.China, meanwhile, is selling itself as the future as it touts new types of trade agreement shorn of US influence.Away from debates on weighty issues such as reform of capitalism, artificial intelligence and a cure for cancer, Davos attendees including China’s richest man Jack Ma and Hollywood star Matt Damon will get to unwind at exclusive apres-ski events dotted around the town.But the party for “Davos Man” may be drawing to a close if the anti-elite backlash intensifies.British Prime Minister Theresa May will address the World Economic Forum on Thursday, two days after outlining her vision for Brexit in another keenly awaited speech.Paul Sheard, chief economist at S&P ratings agency, said twitchy investors were looking for “a general sense coming out of the speech that they (the British government) have got a game plan”.May’s predecessor David Cameron is also attending Davos, and will no doubt offer some rueful remarks on how he so badly misjudged the mood of British voters.But the week’s most consequential speech will come in Washington as Davos winds down Friday.What response, if any, that Trump offers in his inaugural address to Xi’s vision for an alternative world order will provoke much soul-searching among the forum’s great and good.last_img read more

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Boeing Jet Airways order 737 MAX 8 airplanes

first_img Boeinglearn more here Jet Airwaysbook and fly here Boeing, Jet Airways 737 MAX 8 www.jetairways.comBoeing, Jet Airways order 737 MAX 8 airplanesBoeing [NYSE: BA] and Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, announced an order for 75 737 MAX 8 airplanes at the 2015 Dubai Airshow today.The announcement marks the largest order in Jet Airways’ history and supports the airline’s replacement strategy to have the most modern and environmentally progressive airplane fleet. The order, previously attributed to an unidentified customer, includes conversions of 25 Next-Generation 737s to 737 MAX 8s, as well as options and purchase rights for an additional 50 aircraft.“Incorporating the latest design and technology features, the highly efficient 737 MAX will allow us to drive our operational efficiency and reaffirms our commitment to providing a best-in-class full service travel experience to our guests,” said Naresh Goyal, chairman of Jet Airways. “This order is an endorsement of our confidence in the long-term prospects of the Indian aviation sector, which reflects the positive forecast for the country’s economy and offers tremendous potential for growth and development.”“Boeing is proud that Jet Airways will be the first airline in India to take delivery of the 737 MAX,” said Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Ray Conner. “The 737 MAX will bring new standards for fuel efficiency and economics, and a premium passenger experience to Jet Airways.”The 737 MAX incorporates the latest technology CFM International LEAP-1B engines, Advanced Technology winglets and other improvements to deliver the highest efficiency, reliability and passenger comfort in the single-aisle market.The new single-aisle airplane will deliver 20 percent lower fuel use than the first Next-Generation 737s and the lowest operating costs in its class – 8 percent per seat less than its nearest competitor. Source = Boeing – Jet Airwayslast_img read more

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