Michael Gove insists there will be ‘no border in Irish Sea’ in Brexit divorce deal

first_imgPlans to rip up parts of the Internal Market Bill had seen the EU threaten legal action against the UK, following a bitter row that drew in major figures from around the globe. Michael Gove insists there will be ‘no border in Irish Sea’ in Brexit divorce deal US President-elect Joe Biden last month ruled out any future trade accord between America and the UK if Westminster failed to respect the peace treaty. whatsapp Michael Gove has defended an agreement secured yesterday on the Northern Ireland Protocol, insisting that any Brexit trade deal will not result in a border in the Irish sea. The Cabinet Office minister yesterday struck an “agreement in principle” with his EU counterpart Maros Sefcovic on post-Brexit arrangements for the Irish border. “Any trade deal between the US and UK must be contingent upon respect for the Agreement and preventing the return of a hard border. Period.” “But what is not up for compromise is the principle that the UK is an independent coastal state and it will be a matter of negotiation for the UK and EU, with the UK in control of our waters,” he added. Around 90 per cent of goods crossing the Irish Sea will not be subject to EU tariffs in the event of a no-deal Brexit, but some products such as animals and meat will be subject to charges if they are deemed to be “at risk” of being sold in Ireland — which is part of the EU.  Boris Johnson will meet European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen in a last-minute attempt to thrash out the “remaining significant differences” holding up an agreement. “We can’t allow the Good Friday Agreement that brought peace to Northern Ireland to become a casualty of Brexit,” Biden tweeted. Gove told Sky News this morning: “People wanted to make sure that, first of all, there was no border infrastructure on the Northern Ireland border, but also that Northern Ireland can be a secure part of the United Kingdom. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeAll Things Auto | Search AdsMost Affordable Camper VansAll Things Auto | Search AdsMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutLiver Health1 Bite of This Melts Belly And Arm Fat (Take Before Bed)Liver HealthLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsPost FunGreat Songs That Artists Are Now Embarrassed OfPost FunBleacherBreaker41 Old Toys That Are Worth More Than Your HouseBleacherBreakerGameday NewsMichael Oher Tells A Whole Different Story About ‘The Blind Side’Gameday News Poppy Wood Speaking to the Today programme this morning, Gove said there “can be scope for compromise” on fishing, as he ruled out adopting the level-playing field once again.  “I don’t think there is a border in the Irish Sea,” he added. center_img Also Read: Michael Gove insists there will be ‘no border in Irish Sea’ in Brexit divorce deal It comes as crunch Brexit talks continue into the eleventh hour, with the Prime Minister due to fly to Brussels this evening after discussions between the UK and EU’s chief negotiators failed to reach an agreement. The UK agreed to withdraw the most controversial parts of the Internal Market Bill that could have spelt a return to a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.  Show Comments ▼ Gove added that a failure to reach an agreement at the joint committee yesterday would have led to tariffs on goods being shipped to Northern Ireland and possible “restrictions” on supermarket food. Share The PM yesterday said the conclusion of a Brexit trade deal is “looking very, very difficult at the moment” as the major sticking points of fisheries, so-called “level playing field” arrangements and state aid remain. Brussels had claimed the parts of the bill relating to Northern Ireland would have jeopardised the Belfast Good Friday Agreement — widely seen as marking the end of the Troubles in Ireland. Wednesday 9 December 2020 8:39 am The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster said a potential trade deal might see the UK compromise on the “way in which European boats can continue to access UK waters”. whatsapp Also Read: Michael Gove insists there will be ‘no border in Irish Sea’ in Brexit divorce deal “We’ve agreed that. As a result, some of the measures we were putting forward, which some in Europe had criticised, we no longer need to introduce and that means that there is a smoother glide path towards a possible deal.” More From Our Partners LA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.com Tags: Brexitlast_img read more

“All in this together” takes a back seat as “long term economic plan” and immigration top odds on Osborne’s most likely Autumn Statement phrases

first_imgMonday 1 December 2014 8:50 am Share “All in this together” takes a back seat as “long term economic plan” and immigration top odds on Osborne’s most likely Autumn Statement phrases Are we all in this together? Not any more.The phrase beloved by Cameron and Co has fallen to its longest odds yet when it comes to the likelihood of it appearing in this year’s Autumn Statement at 4/1. It looks like the Conservatives’ long-term economic plan is still on track, though, with Ladbrokes giving the phrase the shortest odds of 1/10 as the economy takes centre-stage heading into next year’s general election.Immigration is also set to be a hot topic at 1/3, followed by mentions of Stonehenge and “bringing down the deficit” both evens, while odds on austerity and “magic money tree” have both shortened this year. Less likely to feature in Osborne’s notes is the trending twitter hashtag #CameronMustGo. Ladbrokes gives the phrase the longest odds, unsurprisingly, of 100/1.Which exact words or phrases will George Osborne use in this year’s Autumn Statement?1/10 Long-term economic plan1/3 ImmigrationEvs Stonehenge (last year 6/4)Evs Bringing down the deficit6/4 White van2/1 Tough decisions3/1 Hard choices3/1 Safe in our hands3/1 Hard working families3/1 Austerity (last year 5/1)4/1 We’re all in this together (last year 3/1)5/1 Red warning lights5/1 Labour’s economic mess (last year 6/1)5/1 Magic money tree (last year 20/1)6/1 UKIP10/1 Twitter (last year 25/1)25/1 I’m afraid there is no money33/1 British jobs for British workers (last year 12/1)100/1 #CameronMustGoPaddy Power has also placed its shortest odds on the economy as the first buzzword to be mentioned in Osborne’s speech at 3/1, followed by recovery at 8/1, then stability, fiscal policy and borrowing at 10/1 each.The chancellor is expected to reprise his wardrobe choice of last year by donning a blue tie- most likely navy at 2/1, followed by baby blue at 5/1 and bright blue, also at 5/1, according to Paddy Power.When it comes to policies, the bookie is also offering odds on rabbits (all be it small ones) being pulled out of the chancellor’s hat:2/5 Any reform of stamp duty to be announced6/4 Any cut in inheritance tax6/4 Any increase in capital gains tax threshold to be announced Lynsey Barber center_img whatsapp whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Tags: Autumn Statement 2015 George Osborne People UK immigrationlast_img read more

Best of the Brokers for 17 March 2015

first_img Express KCS Best of the Brokers for 17 March 2015 Share by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Weekzenherald.com20 Rules Genghis Khan’s Army Had To Live Byzenherald.comFinancial 10See The Wife Of The World’s Richest BillionairesFinancial 10NoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteableyMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyMoneyWise.com15 States Where Americans Don’t Want To Live AnymoreMoneyWise.comTheFashionBallPrince Harry Admits Meghan Markle May Not Be The OneTheFashionBall Monday 16 March 2015 9:03 pm whatsappcenter_img To appear in Best of the Brokers, email your research to [email protected] moved the research company from a “buy” rating to an “add” rating, ahead of its results for the six months to January. The broker said it expects continued growth from the firm’s BrandIndex and Omnibus brands, and also expects revenue predictability and margin profile to improve.HIKMAJefferies downgraded its rating on the pharmaceuticals firm from “buy” to “hold”, following disappointing guidance and more muted uptake of its gout treatment, Mitigare. The broker said the new rating is appropriate “until there is greater visibility on catalysts and mid-term prospects”.SEVERN TRENTWhitman Howard reiterated its “hold” rating on the water company, ahead of its capital markets day which “should provide encouraging updates on all fronts”. The broker said that as water firms have been relatively weak in recent months, Severn is “beginning to look reasonably good value”. More From Our Partners Killer drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.com whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULLlast_img read more

News / Spot container freight rates still falling as FAK hikes fail to help carriers

first_img Spot container freight rates fell on the major deepsea tradelanes again this week, after a series of FAK increases failed to make any gains for carriers.According to this week’s Shanghai Containerised Freight Index (SCFI), the routes to the Middle East, South Africa and Singapore showed very marginal gains, while every other route witnessed declines.The Shanghai-North Europe leg saw its spot rate decline by 3.9%, or $37 per teu, to rest at $924 per teu this morning. It saw a similar decline last week.Similarly, the Shanghai-Mediterranean leg was some 3.7% on last week, dropping by $35 per teu to finish the week at $914 per teu.In response, CMA CGM yesterday announced a new FAK level of $1,100 per teu and $2,000 per 40ft to be applied on 1 June from Asia to North European and Mediterranean ports.The declines were more marked in the Asia-US trades, with the transpacific route to the US west coast seeing its spot rate down by 8.5% to $1,310 per 40ft, while the Asia-US east coast declined by 5.5% to $2,298 per 40ft.Another big loser was the Santos leg, which after last week’s steep 16.5% increase, saw rates drop 6.5% to rest at $3,069 per teu.Meanwhile, similar movements were recorded on this week’s World Container Index (WCI), as assessed by Drewry Maritime Research.“The spot rates on the Asia-Europe trade continue to tumble, and as a result, the World Container Index on Shanghai to Rotterdam declined by 3% or $58 to $1,811 for a 40ft box.“Similarly, GRIs on the transpacific trade are also losing ground, but at a slower pace. This week, the WCI on Shanghai-Los Angeles and Shanghai-New York fell by another 9% and 3% respectively,” it said yesterday.The WCI’s composite index fell 3.6% this week, although carriers can at least count on the fact that it is up 43% over the same period of 2016.“The average composite index of the World Container Index for the year to date is $1,587 per 40ft, $118 lower than the five-year average of $1,705 per 40ft. It is 43% higher than a year ago,” Drewry said. By Gavin van Marle 19/05/2017last_img read more

Chinese labs modify deadly fentanyl to circumvent ban on sales to US

first_img Chinese laboratories are producing and openly selling a new form of deadly fentanyl to get around China’s recent export ban on the synthetic drug causing thousands of overdose deaths across the United States.The slightly tweaked version of fentanyl — called furanyl fentanyl — is so new that it is not on the US government’s list of controlled substances. That means the altered fentanyl, which was blamed for the March overdose of an Illinois man, is technically legal for drug dealers to sell.The US Drug Enforcement Agency told STAT Monday that it is moving quickly to ban street sales of the new fentanyl product. The agency plans within days to classify furanyl fentanyl  as an analog to fentanyl, which would mean the new drug would be treated in the same fashion as fentanyl, said DEA spokesman Russell Baer. He added that the producers of the new fentanyl are located in China and said the agency is planning similar action with other fentanyl analogs it has identified.advertisement By David Armstrong April 26, 2016 Reprints Leave this field empty if you’re human: In many areas of the United States and Canada, fentanyl is now causing more fatal overdoses than heroin. The drug is up to 100 times more potent than morphine and many times stronger than heroin. In some cases, fentanyl is being sold in pill form, often made to look like other prescription painkillers that fetch a higher price on the street. Fentanyl is also being added to heroin. Users are often unaware they are snorting or injecting the more powerful fentanyl. Tags ChinaDEAfentanylopioidspolicy HealthChinese labs modify deadly fentanyl to circumvent ban on sales to US Once the ban was in place, furanyl fentanyl began to show up in the United States.“Laboratories are automatically tweaking the formula to come up with the next analog,” said Baer. “We will seek to put furanyl fentanyl on the list (of controlled substances), and then they will tweak one molecule, and in two months we will be discussing that one. It is a challenging process for us.”A laboratory company called Dharma Chemicals, or Dharmachem, that reports an address in a central China commercial district, recently told a STAT reporter by email that is was no longer selling the banned acetyl fentanyl, but that it “just added” furanyl fentanyl to “our catalogues.” The company said the drug was being sold for “laboratory research.”The company was previously accused in a World Health Organization report of selling acetyl fentanyl over the Internet.Furanyl fentanyl was recently identified as the cause of death in the fatal overdose of a 30-year-old man in Naperville, Ill., a suburb west of Chicago, according to an overdose database maintained by the Will County coroner. It appears to be the first public reporting of a case in which the new version of fentanyl caused a deadly overdose. Newsletters Sign up for Daily Recap A roundup of STAT’s top stories of the day. A company that lists its headquarters in the Chinese city of Wuhan is offering a new version of potent fentanyl to US buyers. Rex Features via AP US refuses to release records on Chinese companies linked to deadly fentanyl trade Privacy Policy Related: ‘Truly terrifying’: Chinese suppliers flood US and Canada with deadly fentanyl Read the most popular stories this hourThe chemical structure of the new drug, and its effect on the body’s central nervous central system, is nearly identical to that of fentanyl. China last fall banned more than 116 synthetic drugs, including other analogs of fentanyl. One of the most popular of those is called acetyl fentanyl. Fentanyl can be legally prescribed by physicians, often to treat chronic pain. Any other sale of the drug is illegal.The DEA is also working to place the new version of fentanyl on the permanent list of controlled substances, a move that requires review by the Food and Drug Administration, Baer said.advertisement Please enter a valid email address. Related:last_img read more

Bruce Springsteen’s one-man show to return to Broadway

first_imgAdvertisementTags: broadwayBruce Springsteen AdvertisementIn 2017, “Springsteen on Broadway” debuted and was extended three times, finally closing in late 2018.Columbia Records put out a two-disc soundtrack of “Springsteen on Broadway” and a filmed version of the show is on Netflix, reported AP.Springsteen performs 15 songs in the show, including “My Hometown,” “Thunder Road,” and “Born in the USA.” He also tells stories about growing up in New Jersey. RELATEDTOPICS Broadway will stay dark through May 30, 2021 October 9, 2020 Some of the stories are familiar to readers of his autobiography, which he even reads from during his show. His wife, Patti Scialfa, accompanies him for “Brilliant Disguise.”Audience members will be required to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination in order to enter the theater. NEW YORK (AP) – The Boss just can’t quit Broadway.Bruce Springsteen will return to Broadway this summer for a limited run of his one-man show “Springsteen on Broadway.”According to the Associated Press, performances at the St. James Theatre begin June 26 with an end date set – at least for now – for Sept. 4.“I loved doing ‘Springsteen on Broadway’ and I’m thrilled to have been asked to reprise the show as part of the reopening of Broadway,” the rocker said in a statement. AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 commentscenter_img Advertisement AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments Reopening dates set for Broadway shows ‘Hamilton,’ ‘Lion King,’ ‘Wicked’ May 12, 2021 Bruce Springsteen’s longtime drummer joins Florida city zoning board August 21, 2020 Advertisementlast_img read more

Investors bullish on Q1 returns while advisors remain cautious

first_imga woman looking at her computer iStock IE Staff Keywords Advisor sentiment,  Investor sentiment,  Commodities,  Energy stocks,  CannabisCompanies Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc. Related news Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Moody’s expects metals to stay pricey in global recovery Investors are decidedly more optimistic about their first-quarter return prospects than advisors, according to a survey from Toronto-based Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc.Horizons’ latest quarterly survey of investor and advisor sentiment found that investors are generally bullish about the return prospects for Canadian and U.S. equities. After the S&P/TSX 60 grew by 6.98% in Q4 2020, investors increased their bullishness on large caps by 19 percentage points to 56%, while advisors reduced their bullishness by 13 percentage points to 48%.The S&P/TSX capped energy index, meanwhile, grew by an impressive 39.91% in Q4, prompting investors to increase their bullishness by 25 percentage points to 52%. Advisors, however, increased their bullishness by only 3%, remaining neutral overall on the energy sector.Investors were 52% bullish on financials after the S&P/TSX capped financials index returned 15.4% last quarter, while advisors moved from a bearish to neutral stance.“Despite more caution, advisors are still primarily bullish on the prospects of a Canadian recovery but might be taking the view that valuations have run a bit ahead of an actual recovery,” said Mark Noble, Horizons’ executive vice-president of ETF strategy, in a release.After U.S. equities delivered strong returns in the fourth quarter, investors said they were 55% bullish on the S&P 500 and 59% bullish on the NASDAQ-100.Advisors also felt good about return prospects for the S&P 500, increasing their bullishness to 69%. They were less convinced about the NASDAQ-100, however, decreasing their bullishness by 16 percentage points to 48%.Noble noted that advisors’ about-face on the tech-dominated NASDAQ represented a “stark reversal” in sentiment.“This may underpin a belief amongst advisors that the cyclical sectors that really struggled in 2020 might be poised to outperform the technology-heavy NASDAQ-100, as the world hopefully embarks on a global recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic,” Noble said.Investors and advisors diverged once again when it came to crude oil futures and natural gas, with investors decidedly more bullish on both sectors.The divergent motif continued when it came to commodities. Silver bullion returned 20.64% in Q4, but that didn’t sway advisors, who were only 31% bullish on silver, while investors were 57% bullish. After a strong run for gold in 2020 that petered out toward the end of the year, advisors were bearish on gold, while investors reported 57% bullishness.Cannabis companies exploded in Q4, with the North American Marijuana Index growing by a staggering 50.29%. Investors and advisors increased their bullishness on the sector, with advisors moving from a bearish to neutral outlook on cannabis.Noble noted that the new Biden administration in the U.S., coupled with a Democrat-controlled House and Senate, could potentially open the door to the legalization of cannabis at the federal level in the U.S., which would be a boon for the sector.“A fully legalized U.S. market could dramatically increase the revenue growth potential for marijuana businesses located in North America,” Noble said. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Climate tide turns against oil companies: Moody’s As recovery gains traction, Fitch forecasts higher metals priceslast_img read more

Saab story: The five quirky cars that make us miss Saab

first_img We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Trending 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” RELATED TAGSSaabNewsadidas AGAutomotive EnginesAutomotive ReviewsAutomotive TechnologyCars and Car DesignChevrolet CorvairChevrolet Monte CarloCulture and LifestyleDr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AGErik CarlssonEuropeMercedes-Benz International Inc.MotorsportsNordic CountriesRally RacingSaab 9-3Saab 99Saab ABScania ABScience and TechnologyShermanSportsStan SmithSwedenTechnology Quietly introduced in 1949, the 92 was the very first car ever produced by Saab. From the get-go, it was clear the brand was going in an unconventional direction. The 92’s tapered silhouette was inspired by an airplane wing, so it looked like no other vehicle on the planet. It was front-engined and front-wheel drive, a novel concept in an era when virtually every small car was rear-engined or rear-wheel drive, or both.The wind-cheating silhouette wasn’t just for show. The 92 needed to have a low drag coefficient because it settled for a two-stroke, 764cc two-cylinder engine that churned out just 25 horsepower. That’s not much, but a nearly stock 92 took first place in the 1950 edition of the Rikspokalen, one of the toughest rallies in Europe at the time.96 (1960) Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2The Saab 96 at the Saab museum in Trollhättan, SwedenRonan Glon, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2A Saab 96 in rally form at the Saab museum in Trollhättan, SwedenRonan Glon, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Saab 96Saab Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Interior of the Saab 96Saab Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Saab 96Saab The Saab 99 wasn’t the first production car fitted with a turbocharger; that honour arguably goes to the Chevrolet Corvair Monza. But, the 99 undeniably helped bring forced induction to the masses.The 99 was a revolution for Saab. Once again, the company had penned a car that looked like nothing else on the road. It was markedly more modern than its predecessor, but it lacked pizzazz to be considered a true driver’s car. That changed in 1977 when engineers bolted a turbo to the 99’s 2.0-litre, creating a world-class hot hatch that was ahead of its time. It gave anyone who ever called Swedish cars boring a 145-horsepower kick in the groin.A heavily-modified, 240-horsepower 99 Turbo made racing history when it won the Swedish Rally in 1979. It became the first turbocharged car to take first place in a rally. Saab campaigned the 99 Turbo in international rally events until it left the sport in 1980 for financial reasons. It’s too bad; imagine what Saab’s entry into the Group B class would have looked like.900 SPG (1985) Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Saab 900 SPGSaab Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Interior of the Saab 900 SPGSaab Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Saab 900 SPGSaab ‹ Previous Next › The 900 was the quintessential Saab. It was quirky, it was quick and it was as solid as a Sherman tank. It wasn’t a rally beast like its predecessor, but it was the perfect starting point for engineers who wanted to push Saab’s forced-induction technology to the next level.The SPG (short for Special Performance Group) was positioned at the very top of the 900 hierarchy. It was only available as a three-door hatchback, and it stood out from lesser 900s thanks to a model-specific body kit that included plastic cladding on the lower body. It sat on sharp-looking three-spoke alloy wheels. In short, it looked like a 900 wearing a pair of Adidas Stan Smith sneakers.But the SPG wasn’t all about style. It benefitted from a modified version of the 900 Turbo’s 2.0-litre four-cylinder tuned to 160 horsepower, a figure that went up to 175 later in the production run. The modifications included a tweaked APC box, which is known as the Red Box in Saab-speak.9-3 Viggen (1999) Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Saab 9-3 ViggenSaab Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Saab 9-3 ViggenSaab Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Interior of the Saab 9-3 ViggenSaab Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2A convertible version of the Saab 9-3 ViggenSaab COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS With the 9-3 Viggen, Saab aimed to remind enthusiasts that it had been dabbling in the sport car segment for at least as long as its German and Japanese rivals. The Swedish brand wanted to move back up in the pecking order.Named after a fighter jet, the 9-3 Viggen received a 225-horsepower evolution of Saab’s turbocharged 2.3-litre four-cylinder engine. It came exclusively with a five-speed manual transmission, and some variants offered real carbon fibre trim in the cabin. The 96 wore the final evolution of the wing-like silhouette ushered in by the 92. It’s also remembered as one of the most successful Saab rally cars of all time.Two-stroke engines were on their way out when the 96 made its debut in 1960. Early examples used a two-stroke, three-cylinder engine borrowed from the 93, but a group of renegade engineers managed to convince executives to switch to a more modern four-stroke V4 purchased from Ford. Winter-friendly front-wheel drive was the only configuration offered.Swedish pilot Erik Carlsson drove a 96 to victory during the 1962 Monte Carlo Rally, beating more powerful cars built by the likes of Mercedes-Benz and Porsche. He earned Saab a sizable dose of respect in racing circles when he secured a second victory the following year.In hindsight, the switch to V4 engines prolonged the 96’s life. The last example was built on January 11, 1980, marking the end of an illustrious, 20-year-long production run.99 Turbo (1977) Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2The Saab 99 Turbo at the Saab museum in Trollhättan, SwedenRonan Glon, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2A Saab 99 Turbo in rally guise at the Saab Museum in Trollhättan, SwedenRonan Glon, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Saab 99 TurboSaab Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Interior of the Saab 99 TurboSaab Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Saab 99 TurboSaabcenter_img Trending in Canada The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever See More Videos If Saab was born from jets, then someone injected rally car DNA into the womb. The company began racing when it was just a couple of weeks old, and it remained involved in various types of motorsports for several decades.The lessons learned from racing had a tremendous influence on Saab cars, especially during the brand’s glory days. The company’s designs were distinctive, advanced and sometimes plain offbeat, though always in ways that would make engineers nod in agreement. And still, engineering prowess wasn’t enough to save the company from the great junkyard in the sky.There are no two ways around it: Saab is dead, and it’s not coming back. Even if the brand’s carcass manages to incubate a new series-produced model, the pioneering spirit that once defined it is long gone. Besides, the former parent company National Electric Vehicles Sweden (NEVS) – which bought the rights to Saab on this day in 2012  – lost those rights two years later, and truck manufacturer Scania hasn’t allowed it to use the Griffin logo. The Viggen was the priciest member of the Saab lineup. It appealed to motorists who longed for the 99 Turbo and the 900 SPG. However, it largely failed to lure M3 buyers into showrooms. It wasn’t as well balanced as the Bimmer, and reviewers wrote that sending 225 turbocharged horses to the front wheels was a recipe for a monstrous amount of torque steer. 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 advertisement We’re not here to tell you a sob story. Instead, here’s a look at five of the most emblematic cars to wear the Saab name.92 (1949) Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2The Saab 92 at the Saab Museum in Trollhättan, SwedenRonan Glon, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Saab 92Saab Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Interior of the Saab 92Saab Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Saab 92Saab Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 The Saab 92. last_img read more

Third candidate enters County Supervisor race

first_imgHomeNewsElectionsThird candidate enters County Supervisor race May. 27, 2021 at 6:00 amElectionsFeaturedNewsThird candidate enters County Supervisor raceMatthew Hall2 weeks agofeaturedNews The date on the calendar is closer to election day 2020 than election day 2022 but that isn’t stopping candidates from perpetuating a never-ending election cycle with multiple individuals now declaring their intent to run for County Supervisor.Current Los Angeles Controller Ron Galperin announced Wednesday that he is entering the race. Galperin joins Assemblymember Richard Bloom and West Hollywood Mayor Lindsay Horvath in competing for the seat currently held by Shelia Kuehl.“L.A. is at a turning point,” Galperin said in a statement. “Our region has always been the home of creativity, innovation and dreams. As we begin to emerge from more than a year of COVID-19, we face enormous challenges, but also have great opportunities that must be tackled with guts and vision. It takes leadership and a willingness to fight to deliver a more equitable Los Angeles.”The Controller is a financial watchdog position. The position oversees the tax roll, tax and general obligation bond rates, property tax receipts, allocates property tax revenues to all taxing agencies and reconciles with the tax collector. Galperin recently issued a letter to the City of Los Angeles pointing out the amount of sales tax the City paid to other jurisdictions and said stronger buy local provisions would increase city funding.Elected as Controller of the County’s largest city in 2013 and again in 2017, Galperin said that during his eight years as Controller, he has transformed the Controller’s role and improved public services by using data transparency, technology, audits and reports, dashboards, maps and more — to better meet people’s needs.Galperin said his priorities include homeless housing and services, planning, public safety and infrastructure. He is the third candidate to declare an interest in the seat following Horvath and Bloom.Horvath was elected to the West Hollywood City Council in 2015 after previously serving from 2009 to 2011.She has listed homelessness, Covid recovery, transportation, community safety, civil rights and climate change as her top priorities.Kuehl has endorsed Horvath’s campaign.“I have followed Lindsey’s work and have seen the impacts of her leadership, not only in West Hollywood, but also countywide. Her tenacity and commitment to getting things done for the residents of Los Angeles County show that she is uniquely qualified for the job of Supervisor,” said Kuehl in her statement.Bloom, like Kuehl, is a Santa Monica resident. He is a former Santa Monica councilmember and said his decision to run was tied to his current legislative term expiring in 2024.In interviews with SMDP, Bloom’s list of priorities was similar citing homelessness, mental health services, Covid-recovery, climate change and transportation.“I think for residents and for voters, there’s no question in my mind that homelessness is at the top of their list of concerns,” said Bloom. “This is something that I’ve worked on since I was first elected in 1999, and I think I understand the issue.”[email protected] :featuredNewsshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentSMPD and PAL Host the Rick Crocker Challenge RunMcKeown retirementYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall5 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press15 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press15 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson15 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter15 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor15 hours agolast_img read more

Samsung shelves Tizen smartphone launch

first_imgHomeDevicesNews Samsung shelves Tizen smartphone launch Steve works across all of Mobile World Live’s channels and played a lead role in the launch and ongoing success of our apps and devices services. He has been a journalist…More Read more Smartphone shipments hit 340M in Q1 Previous ArticleInterview: Dongmyun Lee, KTNext ArticleStrong international, high-end performances driving Huawei device growth AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 28 JUL 2014 RussiaSamsungTizen IDC bullish on Australian 5G smartphone demand Relatedcenter_img KT makes LG Electronics trade-in move Samsung said it would postpone the launch of its anticipated Tizen-powered Z smartphone in Russia, following recent reports which indicated it may not reach the market.According to The Wall Street Journal (WSJ), the company confirmed the launch had been “postponed”, due to the need to “further enhance the Tizen ecosystem.” It did not reveal how long this postponement would last – or indeed if the device will be launched at all.Reports earlier this month suggested that the device had been expected to make an appearance at a developer event in Moscow, but that did not take place. At this point, WSJ reported that Samsung had said the device would appear, but “when we can offer our users the fullest portfolio of applications.”This is just the latest in a long line of delays for the fledgling platform, of which Samsung is the most high profile vendor backer. A previous launch by NTT Docomo was axed at the last minute due to question marks over whether the small Japanese market could support a third smartphone platform alongside iOS and Android, while Orange was also in the frame at one point.As far as support for Tizen is concerned, Samsung is in a tricky position. While the concept of having its own smartphone platform that is beyond the control of Google is appealing, it also has a large and lucrative device unit building Android devices – and the beancounters are unlikely to do anything to risk this.In addition, having a smartphone platform alone is not enough: a compelling apps and content ecosystem is also needed. And while Apple and Google have the benefit of a large user base for their platforms, drawing support from a number of developers and media companies, there are no users in place for Tizen smartphones – making it difficult to attract support.With Russia being the only confirmed market for Z, it appears that this device may not now reach the market commercially at all – any future effort is likely to require updated hardware to remain competitive.The South Korean vendor has also been pushing Tizen for devices such as smartwatches and connected cameras. In the former category, it has even made available an update migrating some Android-powered devices to Tizen, citing a wider supporting app catalogue.But this is likely to change following the commercial availability of devices powered by Google’s wearables platform, Android Wear, from a set of vendors – including Samsung. Devices Steve Costello Author Tags last_img read more