Nigel Farage: Brexit Party will contest ‘every seat’ if PM rejects offer

first_imgHe claimed the Brexit Party would hurt Labour’s chances in the party’s traditional heartland constituencies in the Midlands and the North East, most of which voted Brexit. He said: “The price of that was having Northern Ireland hived off.” whatsapp Downing Street retorted that the deal meant the UK “can strike our own free trade deals around the world”. Last night Farage conducted a 30 minute interview with US President Donald Trump on his LBC radio programme. Read more: Donald Trump slams Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal and Jeremy Corbyn“The absolute truth of it is that it was in fact the Ukip vote that disproportionately hurt the Labour Party in the 2015 election. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyFinanceChatterViewers Had To Look Away When This Happened On Live TVFinanceChatterMedical MattersThis Picture Shows Who Prince Harry’s Father Really IsMedical MattersNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStorybonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comJournalistateTeacher Wears Dress Everyday, Mom Sets Up CamJournalistateYourDailyLamaHe Used To Be Handsome In 80s Now It’s Hard To Look At HimYourDailyLama Share “There wouldn’t have been a conservative majority if it wasn’t for the Ukip vote.” His current position is that the UK must go for a no-deal exit from the EU. “Boris Johnson would win a very big majority and on that manifesto we really could get Brexit done,” he said. “To quote a friend of mine [US President Donald Trump], we’d become an ‘unstoppable force’. “I hope and pray after 25 years of endeavour this works, but if it doesn’t the Brexit Party will be the only party standing in these elections that actually represents Brexit.” However, Conservative party chairman James Cleverly was quick to throw cold water on the offer. He said: “A vote for Farage risks letting Jeremy Corbyn into Downing Street via the back door – and the country spending 2020 having two referendums on Brexit and Scottish independence.  Read more: City chiefs hit back at Corbyn criticism Read more: Brexit Party to run in hundreds of seats in the general electionRead more: The City will watch the election with great interest Farage also said he would soften his Brexit position and agree to go for a free trade agreement with the EU if an alliance was formed. center_img Farage said it was unacceptable that Johnson’s deal kept the UK in the European Court of Justice and that the political declaration still calls for some regulatory alignment with the EU. Trump criticised Johnson’s Brexit deal and warned the US “can’t make a trade deal with the UK” under the terms of the Prime Minister’s EU withdrawal agreement. However, if Johnson, and other opposition MPs, agreed to a leave alliance he said the Brexit Party would stand aside in some seats. The Brexit Party leader praised Johnson for bringing a deal back to parliament that got the UK out of the customs union, but said the price paid was “appalling”. “Just a free trade deal and a deadline of 1 July…if Boris went along with that I would view it to be a totally reasonable positio,” he said. He said the party “views those constituencies among our top targets”. whatsapp Friday 1 November 2019 11:59 am Farage’s speech also attacked Labour for abandoning its traditional working class base. The Brexit Party leader is planning on throwing a party at at Westminster’s Parliament Square to celebrate the UK’s exit from the EU at 11pm on 31 January. Stefan Boscia A spokesperson added that “every part of the UK will benefit” from such trade agreements. Nigel Farage: Brexit Party will contest ‘every seat’ if PM rejects olive branch “This lazy thinking that all Brexit voters are Conservatives is nonsense,” he said. Nigel Farage has offered an olive branch to Boris Johnson by calling for a “leave alliance” with the Brexit Party in return for softening his Brexit position. It will not get Brexit done.” Farage launched the party’s campaign this morning, where he said the party planned to field candidates in every constituency in England, Wales and Scotland in next month’s general election.last_img read more

Coronavirus UK: Search for close contact with first cases underway

first_imgSaturday 1 February 2020 10:56 am Public Health England (PHE) has said anyone who had close contact – defined as being within two metres of those infected for 15 minutes or more – will receive health advice. Coronavirus UK: Authorities searching for those who came into contact with first cases The virus is said to have a mortality rate of around two per cent. Staycity said its hotel in York would remain open and the apartments would be disinfected, having consulted with PHE. whatsapp Search for those who may have come into contact with Chinese nationals diagnosed with coronavirus is underway (AFP via Getty Images) They were taken ill while staying at a Staycity apartment-hotel in York. Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoRest Wow68 Hollywood Stars Who Look Unrecognizable NowRest WowUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorUndoMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryUndoFactablePut Baking Soda Around The Base Of A Tomato Plant, Here’s WhyFactableUndoCrowdy FanCouple Who Waits 9 Years To Open Their Wedding Present Gets A Rude AwakeningCrowdy FanUndozenherald.comDolly Finally Took Off Her Wig, Fans Gaspedzenherald.comUndoElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldUndo UK authorities are trying to trace people who may have come into close contact with the two Chinese nationals diagnosed with the coronavirus in the UK on Friday. Professor Sharon Peacock, director of the National Infection Service at PHE, said: “Public Health England is contacting people who had close contact with the confirmed cases. “Close contacts will be given health advice about symptoms and emergency contact details to use if they become unwell in the 14 days after contact with the confirmed cases.” Peacock had previously said they did not have “any idea” of how high that number might be. Share The pair, who are members of the same family, are being treated in a specialist isolation unit at the Royal Infirmary in Newcastle. Search for those who may have come into contact with Chinese nationals diagnosed with coronavirus is underway (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: Coronavirus UK: Authorities searching for those who came into contact with first cases Michael Searles Show Comments ▼ Search for those who may have come into contact with Chinese nationals diagnosed with coronavirus is underway (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: Coronavirus UK: Authorities searching for those who came into contact with first cases whatsapp The number of cases has also risen to almost 12,000. However, there have been no deaths outside of China. So far the number of deaths caused by the coronavirus has reached 259 according to officials in China. last_img read more

State would recognize Alaska Native tribes under new bill

first_imgShare this story: Alaska Native Government & Policy | Interior | Politics | Southeast | State GovernmentState would recognize Alaska Native tribes under new billFebruary 18, 2020 by Andrew Kitchenman, KTOO and Alaska Public Media Share:Richard Peterson, president of the Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska, speaks to tribal members in 2017. On Thursday, Peterson spoke in favor of House Bill 221, which would provide state recognition of federally recognized tribes. (Photo courtesy of CCTHITA)The federal government has long recognized Alaska Native tribes, similar to how it recognizes tribes in the rest of the country. But Alaska’s state government hasn’t been as consistent, and state lawmakers are looking to change that.Since the early 1990s, the federal government has included Alaska Native tribes on the list of federally recognized tribes. And in 1999, the Alaska Supreme Court ruled that the state must recognize them in the same way the federal government does.But even after that ruling, the state said Alaska Native tribes didn’t have jurisdiction over adoptions, like tribes had elsewhere in the U.S. The state later changed that position, but this inconsistent history has left tribes with uncertainty about the future.Natasha Singh testified last Thursday in favor of House Bill 221, which would extend state recognition to federally recognized tribes. She’s a Stevens Village tribal member and a lawyer for Tanana Chiefs Conference.“Mostly the history between the state and the tribes haven’t been great,” Singh said. “When I first entered my career 10 years ago, the T-word, ‘tribe,’ was still somewhat off-limits in some sectors.”State of Alaska weighs in against Native village in casino caseTribal representatives said the bill could remove uncertainty that could cloud the state’s legal relationship with tribes. And the number of legal agreements between the state and tribes has been expanding.The state and tribes agreed to a compact in 2017 for tribes to oversee child welfare. And lawmakers have raised the possibility of similar compacts for public education and public safety.Ken Truitt is an aide to the bill’s sponsor, Anchorage Republican Rep. Chuck Kopp. Truitt is Tlingit, and worked on the bill. He said there have been times when the state government denied tribal sovereignty, and then asked tribes to waive their sovereign immunity from lawsuits.“If you don’t exist, and you don’t exist as a sovereign, why does the state require a waiver of sovereign immunity before they’ll issue a grant?” Truitt said. “Our hope is that that kind of thinking will come to an end.”House Speaker Bryce Edgmon, I-Dillingham, talks to reporters outside the House chambers, Feb. 14, 2019. (Photo by Skip Gray/KTOO)House Speaker Bryce Edgmon, a Dillingham independent, said the bill reflects progress. He’s of Aleut heritage.“The journey that’s taken place and the progress that’s being made here, particularly in the last couple of years, has been almost rapid-fire,” Edgmon said. “And I view this legislation as watershed legislation. This is not an ordinary bill.”Homer Republican Rep. Sarah Vance, who is non-Native, said non-Native residents outside of the Capitol building should be included in discussions over the bill.“We think that by asking for recognition as tribes, it elevates the tribes over all other Alaskans. And we know that that’s not true — that’s not what’s being asked,” Vance said. “But I think that’s the perception in a lot of non-Native minds. And I would like to be able to have that conversation, and talk about those uncomfortable things.”Kopp, the bill’s sponsor, is not Alaska Native, but he said the state’s failure to recognize tribes has contributed to intergenerational trauma and issues like suicide and drug and alcohol abuse.“We are absolutely incapable of moving forward as a state in any sense of wholeness, unless we do this,” Kopp said. “That’s really what this is about.”Richard Peterson, president of the Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska, said talk of concepts like tribal compacts to provide education feels hollow without formal recognition of tribes.“It’s a point of trauma and contention to this day, that while we’re asked to step up and be a partner (and) we’re asked to waive our sovereignty, we can’t get simple recognition,” Peterson said. “So I think this bill would really be a powerful way, again, to begin that healing.”Peterson said the recognition would acknowledge the thousands of years of Alaska Native history.“It does not give us any special standing over any other (in) Alaska, but it recognizes our special place in Alaska,” he said.The House Special Committee on Tribal Affairs is scheduled to hear public testimony on the bill on Tuesday.Watch the latest legislative coverage from Gavel Alaska.last_img read more

Construction activity grows

first_img Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat is ‘Ranked-Choice Voting,’ the New System for New York’s MayoralFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily Proof Express KCS whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comMaternity 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 FunComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorOpulent ExpressHer Quadruplets Were Born Without A Hitch. Then Doctors Realized SomethingOpulent ExpressNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteableyTheFashionBallPrince Harry Admits Meghan Markle May Not Be The OneTheFashionBall Share whatsappcenter_img Construction activity grows BRITAIN’S economic recovery is driving building growth, the Construction Products Association said yesterday, publishing figures showing strong demand for manufactured industry goods.A net balance of 50 per cent of heavy side firms reported a rise in sales, as did a balance of 29 per cent of light side firms.Heavy side firms produce materials used in structural areas, such as concrete, while light firms make fittings like heating systems.Both sides have seen a fall in export orders, indicating that the large uplift in demand has come from British construction sites.The demand means 77 per cent of heavy firms and 64 per cent of light side plan to increase investment in research and development this year. Monday 27 April 2015 12:02 am Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Data breaches costly to financial firms

Keywords Privacy,  Information security This higher price tag for financial services companies is unsurprising to Larry Ponemon, chairman and founder of the Ponemon Institute, given the standards placed on the industry. “Companies that have regulated data — financial services and health care and other industries — are more susceptible to a costly data breach because of regulatory requirements,” says Ponemon. As well, according to study results, the financial services sector has a higher percentage of client turn over in the event of a data breach. In this case, the higher “churn” rate, as the study refers to it, is caused by high consumer expectations that a financial institution will have better safeguards against loss or theft than a retail company. “People just have an expectation that their bank or an investment management company or insurance company are going to do a better job,” says Ponemon. “So, there’s more disappointment, if you will, on the part of the customer.” Data breaches typically occur in a company, regardless of sector, through one of three ways: criminal activity, such as hackers, human negligence, such as the loss of a mobile device, and technology glitches. According to study results, 41% of security incidents were related to criminal activity, followed by 33% for human error and 26% for technology. As well, criminal attacks on a confidential data often lead to a higher cost for companies, the report suggests. For example, a data breach caused by criminal activity results in a cost of US$277 per record, according to the study, compared with US$174 for technology glitches and US$159 for human error. There are several steps financial services companies can take to help keep their clients’ information safe, says Linda Park, senior product marketing manager, Symantec, including the following: implement security technology that monitors corporate systems for criminal activity; encrypt all electronic devices; use strong identification procedures to monitor who is accessing corporate systems and applications. Companies should also have an incident response plan in place that can be easily enacted should a data breach occur, says Park. A response plan includes engaging a third party security firm to do a forensic analysis, says Park, as well as going through customer databases to identify clients that need to be notified of the breach. The study, now in its eighth year, is sponsored by Symantec and conducted by the Ponemon Institute. Results are compiled from 54 companies across 14 different industries. Studies were also conducted in the following eight countries: Germany, Australia, the United Kingdom, France, India, Brazil, Japan and Italy. A loss of confidential client information can be costly for any company but it can be particularly damaging for the financial services industry, according to a recent study by Mountain View, Calif.-based Symantec Corp. and the Ponemon Institute LLC in Traverse City, Mich. The study, called the 2013 Cost of Data Breach Study, found that on average the loss of confidential data cost U.S. companies, both directly and indirectly, US$188 per record. The study defines a record as “information that identifies the natural person (individual) whose information has been compromised in a data breach.” That number jumps to US$254 when looking specifically at the financial services industry, including, banks, insurance companies, investment managers and payment processors. Fiona Collie Remove personal identifiers from banking data given to StatsCan: Senate committee Share this article and your comments with peers on social media StatsCan’s plan to harvest private banking info on hold, pending investigation Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Related news Senate committee to probe StatsCan’s request for banking data read more

Canadian investors feeling optimistic

Canadian firms risk missing out on young investors: study Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Keywords Investor sentimentCompanies Manulife Financial Corp. Investors bullish on Q1 returns while advisors remain cautious Investors bullish on Bitcoin, while advisors remain “overwhelmingly pessimistic” Young Canadians and affluent investors are feeling more confident about their finances both today and for the future, according to Waterloo, Ont.-based Manulife Financial Corp.’s semi-annual Investor Sentiment Index. According to results released on Tuesday, affluent Canadian investors had a ranking of +35 on the Index compared to +26 in the U.S. and +21 in Asia. Specifically, the survey found that high-net worth Canadians feel confidant about investing in their homes, stocks, real estate and balanced mutual funds. Related news Fiona Collie Furthermore, 56% of affluent Canadians believe they are better off financially then they were two years ago, according to the survey, compared with 46% of high-net worth individuals in Asia and 53% in the U.S. As well, another 61% of Canadians believe they will be better off in two years, while only 57% of affluent Asians and 49% of their American peers feel the same. In other results released on July 2, Manulife’s Investor Sentiment Index found that younger Canadians are particularly optimistic about their financial future. Fifty-five percent of Canadians aged 25 to 34 are likely to say they are in a better financial position today than two years ago, according to Manulife, compared with 46% of the demographic who said the same in 2012. Over a third of those same Canadians feel they are on track to reach their current goals. Furthermore, 7% of young Canadians surveyed for the index said they were ahead of schedule in reaching their goals. That is a slight increase from the 4% of Canadians who responded the same in 2012. Finally, even though 41% of young Canadians say they are behind schedule in reaching their financial goals, the same individuals say they are confident that they will be able to get back on track. Statistics for the Manulife Investor Sentiment Index are the results of online surveys completed by 1,000 Canadians aged 25 and older conducted in May 2013. Affluent Canadians are defined as individuals 25 of age and older with a household income of $75,000 or greater and investible assets of $100,000 or more. Manulife also conducted separate surveys in Asia and the U.S. read more

South West Queensland training program leads to more local gas sector jobs

first_imgSouth West Queensland training program leads to more local gas sector jobs Minister for Resources The Honourable Scott StewartThirteen trainees and apprentices from the Western Downs will kick off their careers within Queensland’s gas sector as part of a successful apprenticeship and trainee program.Resources Minister Scott Stewart visited Shell QGC’s Chinchilla training centre today to welcome the trainees and apprentices to their new role.“I am proud to be here today, supporting Shell QGC’s newest trainees and apprentices as they embark on a career in the resources industry,” Mr Stewart said.“It is an exciting time to join the resources industry which has been so important in Queensland’s economic recovery from the global COVID-19 pandemic.“And not only that but they’re able to receive this training, experience and mentoring whilst remaining in their local communities.“There are more than 68,000 resource workers across our state and this highly skilled workforce helps our state generate about $48 billion in resources exports each year.“The Petroleum and Gas Industry continues to be a major contributor to this region’s economy, and I know that Shell QGC is proud to be a part of that, helping this region grow and prosper.”Along with the new recruits, Shell QGC will congratulate nine program graduates who have completed their training and now continue to work and live in the region.Shell QGC Vice President Godson Njoku said QGC’s pathways program, now in its fourth year, was part of the business’ ongoing commitment to create local jobs and a diverse local economy.“Including the 13 new apprentices and trainees who have joined us here this morning, the QGC Pathways Program has helped close to 50 locals to get their foot in the door,” Mr Njoku said.“Today we’re also celebrating nine program graduates who have finished their training, meaning they’ve obtained a nationally recognised qualification while continuing to live in the region and be part of their home community.”Mr Stewart said it was great to see the program have a strong focus on diversity and recruiting locally with three women and eight Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people part of this year’s intake.“As a regional MP and former school principal, I know how difficult it can be to keep our kids in our regions while earning a living,” he said.“This program will ensure young people from the Western Downs remain a core part of the industry with flow on benefits for the local community.”The next intake for the QGC Pathways Program is set to begin in August 2021. /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:Aboriginal, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, apprenticeship, Australia, business, Chinchilla, community, Government, industry, Minister, nationally recognised, petroleum, President, QLD, Queensland, resources, Western Downs, workforcelast_img read more

On the Road: European Classic Car Meet

first_img The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Trending in Canada CALGARY — A favourite automotive event is turning 25.Since 1992 the Vintage Sports Car Club of Calgary has hosted a version of its European Classic Car Meet.First held at Canada Olympic Park, the ‘European Sports and Classic Car Meet’ was a three-day long event and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation was even onsite selling raffle tickets for a Volkswagen Eurovan. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Club president Steve Crosby and his 1960 Triumph TR3A.Calgary Vintage Sports Car Club, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2A scene from the 2015 European Classic Car Meet at Stanley Park in Calgary.Calgary Vintage Sports Car Club, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2A scene from the 2015 European Classic Car Meet at Stanley Park in Calgary.Calgary Vintage Sports Car Club, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2A scene from the 2015 European Classic Car Meet at Stanley Park in Calgary.Calgary Vintage Sports Car Club, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Calgary Vintage Sports Car Club, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2The spotless engine of Crosby’s TR3A.Calgary Vintage Sports Car Club, Driving Trending Videos 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” If you can’t make the show at Stanley Park, the VSCCC hosts a Rev Up party on Friday, July 22 at Heritage Park starting at 5 p.m. and ending at 10:30 p.m. Some members will attend in their classic automobiles. RELATED TAGSVintage / ClassicClassic CarsCalgaryClassic Cars & TrucksNew VehiclesVintage & CollectibleAlberta Adolescent Recovery CentreAutomobile Journalists Association of CanadaAutomobili Lamborghini Holding SpABMW AGCalgaryCanada Olympic ParkCanadian Broadcasting CorporationCars and Car DesignClassic and Antique CarsCulture and LifestyleDas VolksElbow RiverGreg WilliamsMercedes-Benz International Inc.Sports CarsStanley Park (Vancouver)Steve CrosbyVancouverVolkswagen EuroVan advertisement 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 We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS “Twenty-five years is pretty impressive,” says Vintage Sports Car Club of Calgary president Steve Crosby. He continues, “It’s a number that makes the show sound even more prestigious.”Now held on the green lawns of Stanley Park on the Elbow River just minutes south of downtown Calgary, the European Classic Car Meet is indeed a prestigious affair.On July 23 this year, Crosby expects to see more than 300 automobiles roll into the park, from BMWs to Ferraris, Fiats, Jaguars, Lamborghinis, Mercedes-Benzes, MGBs, Porsches and Triumphs – and many other marques.Classic motorcycles are also part of the equation, and Calgary’s Club Vee Dub holds its own Das Volks display on the grounds at the same time.This year, the VSCCC is celebrating 100 years of BMW, and hopes to see many Bavarian classics including the beloved 2002 ti and tii coupes.“We’re really starting to get more high-end cars at the show than I’ve seen in the past,” Crosby explains.A member of the group since 2000, Crosby was president from 2011 to 2014 and stepped back into the role for 2016.A fan of all European cars, Crosby is however particular towards those built by Triumph.He saw his first Triumph TR3 sports car in Calgary when he was just a teenager and long wanted to own one. However, his first car was actually a 1958 VW van, and he went on to drive a series of VWs and Corvairs, among many others.In his mid-50s, Crosby decided it was time to indulge, and he bought a 1960 Triumph TR3A, sight unseen.“That was a big mistake, and it sat for two years while I decided what I wanted to do with it because it wasn’t in the condition I’d expected,” he says.At that point, Crosby figured a full restoration was in order, and the Triumph was delivered to British Auto Specialists in northeast Calgary. The TR3A was completely dismantled, and Crosby became something of a parts manager as he sourced many of the replacement components used to rejuvenate the car.The engine was fully rebuilt and was modified with new cylinder sleeves so larger pistons could be installed. As well, the electrical system was changed from positive earth to negative earth, and an alternator replaced the generator.Crosby sourced a TR4 overdrive transmission, and a custom exhaust with headers into dual pipes gives the Triumph a distinctive sound. New wire wheels, tires and a complete interior complement the exquisite bodywork finished in a bright red colour.“It’s in its fourth year of being back on the road,” Crosby says. “The first year it was finished we drove it out to the All British Field Meet at VanDusen Gardens in Vancouver. It won Best Restoration and Best in Class.”Crosby does drive the car to several western events, and abhors trailer queen vehicles.“The enjoyment is the drive,” he says. “The Triumph is the whole vintage experience – it sounds right, the steering is vague, it smells of leather and hot oil and the suspension is tight.”Crosby’s will be just one Triumph together with many other European automobiles at Stanley Park tomorrow, and the show runs rain or shine. Vehicle registration starts at 8 a.m. and is $25. Spectators are welcome free of charge from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Class awards are presented at 3 p.m. Food trucks will be onsite, and all funds raised will be donated to the Alberta Adolescent Recovery Centre. ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more

Lexus’ GXOR Concept is an off-road-ready throwback to the company’s roots

first_imgWhen you think of Lexus, it’s probably not likely you’re imagining knobby tires, a camping trailer and a roof rack, but before Lexus became the most reliable car brand on the road, it cut its teeth out on the trails as a Land Cruiser.To remind us of this fact, Lexus has taken a 2019 GX 460 and given it a roof rack, some knobby tires and a camping trailer, and called it the GXOR, which stands for “GX Off-Road.”Lexus also thought it would be a great idea to take the truck up to FJ Summit in Ouray, Colorado, a celebration for everything Toyota and off-road. See More Videos Trending in Canada Trending Videos ‹ Previous Next › PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Unfortunately, the GXOR is just a concept for now, but all the parts that are connected to it are aftermarket, so you could conceivably make your own. We hope some people do take their Lexus SUVs out on the trail — not just because they’re immensely capable, but also because seeing a luxury truck badge all dirty and muddy just warms our hearts. RELATED TAGSLexusSUVLuxuryLuxury VehiclesNew Vehicles advertisement 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” Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Lexus Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Lexus Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Lexus Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Lexus Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Lexus Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Lexus Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Lexus Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Lexus Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Lexus Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Lexus COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. To make the GX look the part, a custom flush-mounted “stealth” metal bumper – which hides a Warn winch – a snorkel and a 50-inch LED light bar were installed. The off-road trailer is from Patriot Campers.Other than the exterior changes, Lexus has also fiddled with the GX underneath, adding an Icon suspension, remote reservoir shocks and billet control arms. Tires are super-important when it comes to off-roading, and so the GXOR puts 275/70 General Grabber X3s around factory F Sport wheels. The 4.6-litre V8 under the hood should be enough to turn those big tires, especially with 301 hp and 329 lb.-ft. of torque. last_img read more

Seven awarded for promoting diversity, inclusive excellence

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Front row, left to right: Anja Lange, Ayla Sullivan, Toby Bollig, Beverly Louie | Second row, left to right: Barbara Marshall, Valerio Ferme, Steven Gordy (accepting award on behalf of Cecilia Valenzuela) | Not pictured: Cecilia Valenzuela and Urooj Raja | Photo by CU student Carmen Marxuach On Thursday, April 27, the Office of Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement (ODECE) presented the 2017 Equity and Excellence Award to seven people at the 32nd Equity and Excellence Celebration held in the Koenig Alumni Center.On this page: Undergraduate awards Graduate awards Faculty award Staff awards About the award Published: April 28, 2017 • By College of Media, Communication and Information center_img The Equity and Excellence (E&E) Award recognizes undergraduate and graduate students, staff and faculty who have worked to promote the principles of diversity and inclusive excellence in teaching, learning, higher education program management, or leadership practices and execution. Awardees are nominated by fellow campus community members for the annual award. This year, two undergraduate students, two graduate students, one faculty member and two staff members were honored.Undergraduate awardsAyla SullivanSullivan is the communications coordinator at the Gender and Sexuality Center and was nominated by Scarlet Bowen, Samuel Flaxman and Akirah Bradley.Bowen noted in the nomination packet, “Ayla quickly took on a much wider role [at the Gender and Sexuality Center] in providing advocacy, education and support for underrepresented people on campus . . . Ayla has advised the chancellor about the experiences of queer and transgender people of color, and they gave powerful testimony at the forum for assessing campus climate.”Toby BolligBollig is majoring in physics and philosophy while minoring in jewish studies and was nominated by Floyd Pierce, Mike Roseberry and Core Priebe, who all mentioned his commitment to providing more accessibility on campus.”Since his freshman year, Toby has been a member of the Chancellor’s Accessibility Committee,” said Pierce in his nomination for Bollig. “Toby put together information about accessibility requirements under Title IX and the ADA as well as additional accessibility guidelines for CU student groups.”Graduate awardsUrooj RajaRaja was nominated by Vanessa Roberts, Glenda Walden and Tiya Trent. A graduate student in the Sociology Department, Raja also mentors for TRiO Student Support Services, where she works with 185 undergraduate students to overcome class and social barriers in pursuing higher education.Cecilia ValenzuelaValenzuela is a graduate research assistant and PhD candidate in the School of Education’s Literacy Studies program. All of her nominees mentioned her commitment to recruiting students of color, especially those interested in becoming teachers.Bridget Dalton noted in Valenzuela’s nomination, “One course she teaches is emblematic of her passion for, and commitment to, developing critical pedagogies that are more likely to make schools more just and equitable for all students, and especially those from non-dominant communities.”Faculty awardAnja LangeLange is a senior instructor in the College of Engineering and Applied Science’s Herbst Program of Humanities. She was nominated by Paige Johnson, Leland Giovannelli and Abdullah Almarri.”Dr. Anja Lange lives and breathes multiculturalism. She embraces all races, religions, genders and cultures,” Leland Giocannelli’s nomination form said. “She contributes to diversity enhancement and inclusive excellence on a daily basis.”Staff awardsBarbara MarshallMarshall, the assistant director of scholarships in the Office of Financial Aid, was nominated by Susan Youtz, David Martinez and David Aragon, who said in the nomination that Marshall has helped foster a “departmental commitment to inclusive excellence.”Beverly LouieLouie is the director of teaching and learning initiatives at the The BOLD Center in the College of Engineering and Applied Science. Her nomination, submitted by Lauren Duff, Sarah Miller, Amanda Parker and David Aragon, described Louie as a “champion” for diversity and inclusion.About the awardProfessor Emeritus Albert Ramirez began the Equity and Excellence Celebration in 1985 as a way to recognize those who have made significant contributions to diversity and inclusion at the University of Colorado Boulder.ODECE seeks nominations for the Equity and Excellence Award to recognize undergraduate and graduate students, staff and faculty each year. For more information, visit the ODECE website. Categories:Deadlines & AnnouncementsCampus Communitylast_img read more