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Sainsbury’s vs John Lewis Christmas advert 2014 battle: Which is better?

first_img Tags: Christmas adverts 2016 Company John Lewis Sainsbury (J) Lynsey Barber Sainsbury’s has come out of nowhere to apparently topple John Lewis from its position as annual bearer of Christmas tidings and try to take its festive advertising crown.Traditionally feted for creating the best Christmas ad of the year, the retailer – and viewers – have been blindsided by darkhorse Sainsbury’s which earlier this week pulled it out the bag with a WWI themed film in partnership with the Royal British Legion. So which one’s better?The Sainsbury’s ad has been called both a “4-minute ‘f*** you’ to John Lewis and Monty the penguin” and a “dangerous and disrespectful masterpiece” in the press.Much of it comes down to opinion of course, but when it comes to eyeballs, the two brands are on an almost-level pegging when looking at YouTube views. In roughly the first 24 hours of each ad debuting online, Sainsbury’s gained 4.03m YouTube views, while John Lewis was slightly ahead on 4.17m YouTube views.Looking at shares of each YouTube video in the first 12 hours, Sainsbury’s inches ahead with 25,000 compared to John Lewis’s 19,600, according to social ad tracking firm Unruly.Complicating things, though, are the different approaches taken by each brand to distributing their ads.John Lewis also uploaded the film to Facebook (rather than sharing a YouTube video on the social network), gaining more views and shares there in addition to YouTube- 2.8m views and 156,000 shares in the first 24 hours.In addition to the main ad, Sainsbury’s also has “making of” and “story behind the ad” videos, gaining 90,000 and 163,500 views respectively, just over 24 hours after launch.Meanwhile, a poll of readers by The Guardian  sees Sainsbury’s sprint ahead with 63 per cent.Considering the amount invested by both in their advertising budgets , the real measure of success is more likely to lie in how many people each ad can tempt through the doors of their stores.We await both their Christmas trading updates in the new year, which will finally settle the matter. whatsapp Sainsbury’s vs John Lewis Christmas advert 2014 battle: Which is better? whatsapp Share Show Comments ▼ by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryNational Penny For Seniors7 Discounts Seniors Only Get If They AskNational Penny For SeniorsMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailPost FunGreat Songs That Artists Are Now Embarrassed OfPost FunMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekWarped SpeedCan You Name More State Capitals Than A 5th Grader? Find Out Now!Warped SpeedThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save Thousands.The No Cost Solar ProgramTele Health DaveRemember Pierce Brosnan’s Wife? Take A Deep Breath Before You See What She Looks Like NowTele Health DaveEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity Mirror Friday 14 November 2014 5:26 amlast_img read more

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Bank junction facing second protest – and “die-in” – over cycle death

first_img whatsapp Wednesday 24 June 2015 9:21 am by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailInvestment GuruRemember Cote De Pablo? Take A Deep Breath Before You See Her NowInvestment GuruMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunForbesThese 10 Colleges Have Produced The Most Billionaire AlumniForbesComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorEliteSinglesThe Dating Site for Highly-Educated Singles in ScottsdaleEliteSingles Bank junction facing second protest – and “die-in” – over cycle death whatsapp Bank will be the scene of a second protest highlighting the dangers of cycling on London’s roads on Monday, in response to the death of a young City worker this week.  PwC employee Ying Tao died on Monday after being knocked off her bike by a tipper truck. That was the second death in 36 hours, after 60-year-old Clifton James was killed after colliding with a car in Harrow while cycling home on Sunday.  A first flash protest was held at Bank junction this morning. Organised by the London Cycling Campaign, it was attended by hundreds of people including at least three mayoral candidates. People laid flowers and held a one-minute’s silence on behalf of the victims.  The second protest, which will take place from early evening on Monday 29th June, is expected to be a larger – more disruptive – “die-in”, where cyclists will lie on the road to highlight the number of deaths caused on the roads each year.  Organised by pressure group Stop Killing Cyclists, attendees will meet outside the Royal Exchange, opposite the Bank of England, at 5:30pm. Ying Tao, who died on Monday (Source: City of London police) The group said it was with “huge regret” that it would be holding its seventh vigil and die-in for Tao and Clifford.  Regarding Bank, the group said: “It is a horrendous junction – seven major and two minor roads merge there, meaning no matter how good the driving or cycling its a nightmare – with absolutely no sensible provision for cyclists and even pedestrians poorly looked after. “At least three of these roads needs to be closed to through traffic and made over for the huge numbers of pedestrians and cyclists using this junction at rush hour every day.”It added: “We ask as many of you as possible to attend to remember them, and reiterate the need for space and decent infrastructure for people that choose to cycle.” The City of London Corporation told City A.M. that plans for Bank junction to become pedestrianised were still on the table, with designs being put out for public consultation in the next couple of months.  However construction will not begin until the end of 2018 at the earliest.  Catherine Neilan Share Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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FTSE closes flat but miners fall to six-year low – London Report

first_img whatsapp Share Express KCS FTSE closes flat but miners fall to six-year low – London Report BRITAIN’S top share index closed flat yesterday, weakened by US data and by mining companies hitting multi-year lows.The FTSE 100 index closed down a tiny 0.007 per cent – or 0.44 points – at 6,550.30.This followed the release of a survey which showed manufacturing activity in New York state at its weakest level since April 2009.“The drop in new orders means that the economy is struggling on a forward-looking basis, when expectations were for some improvement,” said Atif Latif, director of trading at Guardian Stockbrokers.“[We’re] seeing some dollar weakness on the headline but overall the equity weakness on this should be short-lived.”The FTSE 100 fell 2.5 per cent last week, following a drop in commodity prices after resource-hungry China devalued its currency, leaving the index eight per cent away from an all-time high hit in April.Shares in mining companies touched a six-year low after the price of copper came under renewed pressure, accounting for around two-thirds of the fall in the overall index.The sector fell as much as 1.6 per cent, before recovering slightly to trade 0.9 per cent lower.Mining shares have fallen over 60 per cent since the end of 2010 as global demand for commodities has slowed, culminating in a move by the People’s Bank of China to weaken its currency.Glencore closed down 1.65 per cent and BHP Billiton declined 1.43 per cent.Supermarket group Morrisons fell 1.18 per cent after reports that it may sell its 160 M-Local convenience stores.Shares in Bovis Homes closed down 3.16 per cent, despite the company reporting a rise in half-year profits and saying its house sales hit a record high in the period.Plumbing supplies firm Wolseley was the biggest riser in the FTSE 100, climbing 2.21 per cent after Citi upgraded its rating on the stock to “buy” from “neutral”.TUI Travel also rose 1.6 per cent, taking its rally since last week – when it said earnings would come in at the top end of forecasts – to over 12 per cent. Deutsche Bank was the latest to lift its target price on the stock.TUI, the world’s largest leisure tourism group, is also considering a spin-off of its non-core assets, which have turnover of about €3bn (£1.92bn), the Times newspaper reported yesterday. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeGloriousaTom Selleck Is Happily Married To This PersonGloriousaBuzzdaily Winners3 Steps To Tell A Slot is Close To Hitting The JackpotBuzzdaily WinnersRush CrunchYou Will Never Throw Away Duct Tape After You See ThisRush CrunchNewArenaRanked: The Most Miserable Cities In AmericaNewArenaNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteableyYahoo! SearchResearch Seniors Crossover SUV 2021 DealsYahoo! SearchExplored PlanetPeople Who Make Disneyland The Worst Place On EarthExplored PlanetDid U KnowNew Dental Implant Prices Have Seniors Ditching Dentures For GoodDid U KnowFlight 10A Day At The Beach Gone WrongFlight 10 whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Tags: Company FTSE 100 Tuesday 18 August 2015 5:59 am last_img read more

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FSRA to focus on reducing regulatory burden

first_imgflag of ontario flying high on a flag post, against blue sky yelo34/123RF James Langton Insurance regulators consult on conduct principles Related news Share this article and your comments with peers on social media To that end, the consultation paper sets out the FSRA’s intention to use, “greater expertise, rule-making and other regulatory tools and improved processes to reduce burden and increase regulatory effectiveness while keeping costs as low as reasonably possible.”Also readFSRA will have many benefitsTo find ways to reduce regulatory costs, the FSRA plans to review existing guidance, data, filing requirements and service standards to ensure that they are relevant and valuable. “Regulatory effectiveness is about ensuring that we achieve our legislative objectives and protect the public interest through industry and regulatory expertise, enhanced collaboration and transparency, efficient processes and use of technology and enabling innovation,” it states.In addition to the goal of reducing the burden across all sectors, the consultation paper also sets out specific objectives for particular sectors.For the insurance sector, the FSRA plans to improve conduct regulation through the adoption of new conduct standards, improving the licensing system and harmonizing guidance on treating clients fairly. “Strengthened conduct standards will eliminate oversight gaps in the industry, ensure a level playing field for all industry participants and help increase fairness to consumers,” it states.“FSRA will work with stakeholders and other regulators to seek harmonized conduct expectations and provide clarity about how this guidance is to be interpreted and applied in day-to-day business through the product life cycle,” it adds.On the financial front, the FSRA proposes to levy $97 million in fees and assessments on the industry, in order to cover its $95.6 million in initial annual operating costs, and to start recovering its start-up costs.The FSRA also states it will not simply represent a rebranding of the agencies that it’s replacing, the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) and the Deposit Insurance Corporation of Ontario (DICO). “With an ambitious transformation mandate, FSRA will not simply be a continuation of existing Ontario regulators. We are committed to doing the right things and doing things right and we will build on the strengths of both FSCO and DICO,” it states.The consultation runs until Feb. 8. After that, the FSRA will finalize its priorities and budget, which will then go Ontario’s finance minister for approval.The FSRA initiative comes alongside the Ontario Securities Commission’s own new effort to examine ways to cut regulation in the securities sector.Also readOSC establishes task force to reduce regulatory burden FSRA reviews 57 life agent reporting forms Ontario proposes new jobs training tax credit for 2021 Keywords Ontario,  Insurance regulationsCompanies Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario The Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario (FSRA), the province’s new, designated insurance regulator, has published a consultation paper on its priorities and initial budget, which highlights the new agency’s planned focus on reducing regulatory costs.In its Draft 2019-20 Priorities and Budget published Monday, the FSRA states that in its first year, it will focus on “burden reduction and regulatory effectiveness” across all of the sectors that it will oversee, including insurance, pensions and credit unions, among others. Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

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PM Not Satisfied With Returns on $57-Billion Being Spent on Education

first_imgAdvertisements RelatedPM Not Satisfied With Returns on $57-Billion Being Spent on Education RelatedPM Not Satisfied With Returns on $57-Billion Being Spent on Education PM Not Satisfied With Returns on $57-Billion Being Spent on Education UncategorizedJune 24, 2008center_img RelatedPM Not Satisfied With Returns on $57-Billion Being Spent on Education FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Prime Minister Bruce Golding says he is not satisfied with the returns that government is getting on its annual expenditure of $57-billion on education. Of that amount he said some $50-billion represents grants that go directly to the schools. However he noted that while there is need to spend more, he is not satisfied that value was being received for the amount spent.The Prime Minister was speaking last night (June 22) at the annual fundraising dinner of the Educational Foundation for Children’s Care Inc (Ja) (EFCCI) at the Mona Visitors Lodge at the UWI, Mona campus.Mr. Golding said, ‘We spend a lot of time diagnosing our education deficiencies and there is no question that there are gross deficiencies. You see it in terms of the poor performance of our children. At the grade 4 assessment level, 30% of our children are not showing the proficiency they should be showing . We know of the dismal performance at the end of the high school period when they get to the CXC level. Between 70% to 80% of our students are failing to achieve the minimum satisfactory level of secondary performance’, Mr. Golding lamented.He said that in order for the system to be more effective, parents needed to play their part and to support both the school and the teachers. He said the learning experience required more than well laid out school buildings, equipment and even good teachers.‘There’s an attitude that needs to be created and that is where our children are coming up short’, he said. Much of it, he said, had to do with, among other things, the kind of socialization they have been subjected to and the kind of support “given at home to their little brains”.Mr. Golding said he was surprised that with all the technology that was available we were not seeing any commensurate improvement in the performance of the children. ‘We have much better buildings but we have not been paying as much attention to what needs to happen to that little brain in the early period so that when that child enters the school system, the brain is ready to absorb as much as it can from the system despite the deficiencies”.He said government was trying to introduce more options into the system including bringing the HEART/NTA programme directly into the schools to teach children a skill. Another area being explored by the government through the Ministry of Education, is the establishment of a Parenting Foundation as it is felt that a major deficiency in the education system is poor parenting.. Mr Golding commended the Educational Foundation for Children’s Care Inc., for the work they are doing in providing for abandoned, abused, neglected and disadvantaged children. He also expressed appreciation for the donation of a 5-acre property in Clarendon by Mr. Hemsley Johnston, a centenarian. A number of houses, a skills training centre and a medical complex will be constructed on the property. The EFCCI will also be receiving support from the recently launched Jamaica Early Childhood Development Foundation, (JECDF) headed by founder, Mrs. Lorna Golding. Mrs. Golding donated $100,000 to the EFCCI and has also agreed to be its Patron.last_img read more

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Residents recommend moving to the Orana region

first_imgResidents recommend moving to the Orana region One of the Orana region’s migrant families has described it as a ‘very liveable, peaceful region with all the facilities of any metropolitan area’. Sunil Bhandari and his wife Pratiksha moved to Dubbo six years ago after visiting the city and falling in love with the area.“We found Orana region perfect with all our requirements of job opportunities, best schools, and universities, shopping malls, best health care providers, parks, aquatic centres, good eateries and above all, a quality family life,” he said.The couple, along with their beautiful daughter Prinsha, are one of two families to be featured on the cover of RDA Orana’s Welcome to the Orana Region guide which has been distributed across the 12 Local Government Areas to offer insights into the region including education, employment, housing, medical and a section on each location.As a first for the region, Director of Regional Development Megan Dixon said the book will be a very handy tool to be used in conjunction with settlement services in the area.Originally from Nepal, Mr Bhandari said moving to Dubbo had been a positive step for his family.“I chose the Orana region to live to experience the country life of Australia and to have better opportunities for myself and to have more family time and where I can afford more to fulfill my wish and balance income too.“I love the area because Dubbo, as the main city of Orana, has most of the things that we need for daily living and the place is not crowded and has lots of opportunities too.”When he’s not working as a restaurant manager, Mr Bhandari loves escaping to Dubbo’s natural areas.“I finished my Bachelor’s degree from Sydney in accounting and moved to the Orana region for further opportunities,” he said.“We have lots of things to do when we have free time like visiting Taronga Western Plains Zoo, there are lots of parks for our kids and natural beauty places that we can visit in a short drive too. My favourite thing to do in the Orana region is spending my time off with my daughter doing cycling around the zoo, visiting Dubbo Regional Botanic Garden, and having evening walk arounds lots of beautiful parks and beautiful walking paths around the region.”“I recommend this region to others to have a better lifestyle within your budget and to have more family time where you can balance your work life and family as well as experiencing country life in Australia where you can fulfill all your wishes without compromising anything. And for sure it has lots of opportunities for jobs too.” /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:Australia, director, Dubbo, education, employment, Government, Local Government, migrants, Nepal, Orana, RDA Orana, regional development, restaurant, settlement, spending, Sydneylast_img read more

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Electric motorcycles for the urbanite

first_img And now he’s bringing electric motorcycles to Vancouver as the exclusive dealer for two up-and-coming brands, Australian-based Soco and Chinese manufacturer Doohan.“This is something I’d never imagined we would be selling,” he admits of the Limited Speed Motorcycles, or LSM (meaning they do not exceed 70 km/h and you just need a regular Class 5 driver’s license to operate one. Regular registration and insurance also apply). “They are both very well-built and well-designed.”The Super Soco TC, rebadged as the Motorino GTC, is very much a traditional-looking two-wheeler, apart from the fact it has no exhaust pipe. Designed by a former Honda motorcycle engineer, the Soco features high-end components, including Bosch motors and a 1,500-watt Panasonic battery pack, and like Tesla batteries there are spaces between each cell to allow for better cooling. In addition, each cell is individually connected so if one goes bad the battery still works. The GTC retails for $4,900 before tax. Add a second battery pack to increase the full-charge range to near the 200-kilometre mark and that price jumps to $6,400. Motorino also offers a smaller battery-version, called the Soco TS, or Motorino GT. This 1200-watt version goes for $4,400 with an additional $1,330 for the second battery pack.The other electric motorcycle Motorino has brought in is not your traditional two-wheeler. The three-wheeled Doohan iTank features an advanced two-battery system along with a computer-controlled battery management system.“I’ve been riding one for a year now, and maneuverability of it is amazing,” Miloshev says. It has a 30-degrees turning radius. And the three-wheel setup gives you way more confidence when doing tight turns than a two-wheeler.”But he cautions that just because it has three wheels doesn’t mean riders don’t require a good sense of balance.“People say they might buy one for their dad, but I tell them it still requires balance. It’s a floating suspension. It’s also a very powerful bike, and with dual disc front brakes it is very safe, braking more like a car than a two-wheeler.”The dual battery iTank has a price tag of $5,700.RELATED For a small business owner, realizing a dream is the ultimate goal. By that measure, Steve Miloshev has achieved success beyond his wildest dreams.During the past decade-and-a-half the owner/operator of Vancouver-based Motorino has seen many of the technological innovations he dreamt of come true, from lithium-ion battery powered scooters to all-wheel drive electric fat bikes. Most importantly, he’s watched as EV bicycles have gone from oddities, even pariahs in some cycling circles, to mainstream urban transportation.“When electric bikes first showed up the perception was they were for lazy people, or for people who can’t ride a regular bike,” Miloshev is saying in his West 2nd Avenue showroom. “But then the younger population embraced the EV bikes in Europe, so then the over-50s bought in too.” advertisement COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever European EV bike sales have exceeded regular pedal-bike sales in the past two years, much of that attributable to the European Union setting standards for the battery-assisted bikes, thus compelling the Chinese manufacturers to improve the build quality, reliability and battery systems.When Miloshev opened Motorino in 2003, the focus was entirely on electric scooters, the kind of two-wheeled commuter transportation perfectly suited for Vancouver, particularly the downtown core.“A few years later we added electric bicycles but stopped selling them as they weren’t very good back then,” he says. “We then brought bicycles back in about five years ago because the quality had really improved.”A couple of years ago when I interviewed Miloshev, he said his dream would be that some of his products would have lithium-ion batteries in them, figuring that would be in about a half-decade’s time. That dream was realized much sooner and there are now a number of scooters on the Motorino showroom floor his lithium-ion batteries. Better still these scooters are light enough that you can pick them up and move them around. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2The iTanks outside the Vancouver shop.Andrew McCredie, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2The simple single gauge of the Super Soco TC, rebadged as the Motorino GTC.Andrew McCredie, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2The Super Soco’s starter gives push start a new meaning.Andrew McCredie, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2The electric motorcycle’s controls are simple and intuitive.Andrew McCredie, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2A row of iTanks.Andrew McCredie, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Add on the cargo carrier to the iTank and you’ve got room for groceries.Andrew McCredie, Driving 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 See More Videos Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 Motorino owner Steve Miloshev aboard the Super Soco TC, an all-electric motorcycle his Vancouver store has exclusive Canadian rights to. Waterloo EV Challenge helps cultivate the next generation of engineersJust as with the electric car industry, innovation spurs the electric scooter, bike and motorcycle segments, and Miloshev points to a number of ‘coming-soon’ tech advancements that will only make the vehicles more appealing and user-friendly.One is biometrics, and the Motorino owner expects to have a cutting-edge electric motorcycle for sale in his shop soon that instead of having a starter key, the owner will just use there fingerprint to unlock and start the bike (like a smartphone).Cool factor aside, he says the real benefit will be the security aspect. He says there is currently an ‘epidemic’ of stolen scooters in Vancouver.“Another innovation coming to our products is ‘witness cameras,’ very important for scooter and EV motorcycle owners.”And still more innovation is the VCU, or vehicle communication unit, that will allow Motorino techs to monitor and in some cases fix motorcycles remotely over a wireless network.“The bike is constantly doing a self-testing of all its components and reports everything to a server. As the exclusive distributor we are going to build those servers here.”When the bike discovers an issue with one of its components, an email is sent directly to the customer to say it needs to be brought in for service.“Or, we hope to develop the system so we can fix the bike from here over the network.”On the EV bicycle front, Motorino will soon be stocking the lightest EV bicycle in the industry, called the Electric Roadster and built with commuters in mind. There’s also an off-road fat bike, an all-wheel drive machine with motors on both wheels.So is Steve Miloshev all out of dreams? Doesn’t sound like it.“My next dream is a highway motorcycle, one that could go more than 200 kilometres on a single charge,” he says. RELATED TAGSElectricMotorcyclesElectric VehiclesMotorcyclesNew VehiclesVancouver Trending Videos We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Trending in Canada “It’s an amazing business, really. For me my dreams — in terms of products — come true almost every year. Things just get better every year.” 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 ›last_img read more

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Am: Mental strength sets Mapimpi apart

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Real estate stocks bounce back amid fresh stimulus hopes

first_imgShare via Shortlink Full Name* Message* (iStock)Renewed hope for an economic stimulus package lifted markets to their highest level in three months, with real estate stocks largely following the trend.The market volatility index VIX fell this week by 10 percent, a reflection of fewer trading swings.Housing construction continued to be a bright spot: Lennar, one the nation’s largest homebuilders, has notched record high stock values each week since August. On Friday, the company reached a record $84.07 per share, nearly double six months ago.Hospitality firms also saw a boost: Hilton Worldwide closed 2.8 percent above where it began the week, at $91.37. Marriott International gained 2.4 percent to close at $99.34. Diamond Rock Hospitality and Park Hotels & Resorts, which both have assets concentrated in hotels and motels, saw stocks increase 1.9 percent and 4.3 percent, respectively.Despite renewed stimulus hopes, industries facing economic shifts that could outlast the pandemic struggled this week to mount gains.Retail giant Simon Property Group’s stock edged down this week, closing at $67.72. In February, its price climbed above $142 before nationwide lockdowns shuttered many of the businesses that had signed leases within its malls.Office REITs also face an uphill battle as many workers have transitioned to remote work. Microsoft is the latest company to join the work-from-home forever club, alongside Zillow, Facebook, Twitter and others.Boston Properties, which specializes in office real estate, fell 2.9 percent this week to $82.78, and has lost 40 percent of its stock value since February.The White House is reportedly preparing a $1.8 trillion aid package aimed at struggling businesses and laid-off workers, a reversal from last week when President Donald Trump quashed the effort. It remains to be seen if the package will make it through Congress, however.Write to Orion Jones Email Address* Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink TagsCoronavirusDonald TrumpStockslast_img read more

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