Europe stands ground over US-Iran feud

Share Europe stands ground over US-Iran feud whatsapp Monday 6 August 2018 2:55 pm whatsapp James Booth More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.com European leaders hit back yesterday at US President Donald Trump’s decision to reimpose sanctions on Iran, which took effect tonight.A joint statement from the UK, French, German and EU foreign ministers said they “deeply regret” the US decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal. Under the deal Iran agreed to drastically scale back its nuclear programme in return for relief from sanctions introduced by the international community over fears it was developing nuclear weapons.Trump yesterday slammed the “horrible, one-sided deal,” which was signed by his predecessor Barack Obama.“Our policy is based on a clear-eyed assessment of the Iranian dictatorship, its sponsorship of terrorism, and its continuing aggression in the Middle East and all around the world,” Trump said.The deal “threw a lifeline of cash to a murderous dictatorship that has continued to spread bloodshed, violence, and chaos,” Trump said.He was praised by Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who said: “I congratulate President Trump and the US administration for making the important decision to impose sanctions on Iran… I call upon the countries of Europe, which talk about stopping Iran, to join this measure.” Trump has repeatedly railed against the agreement signed in 2015 by Iran, China, France, Russia, the UK, the US, Germany and the EU.The European statement said preserving the deal was a “matter of respecting international agreements and a matter of international security”.It is introducing a “blocking statute” today to shield EU companies “doing legitimate business with Iran from the impact of US extra-territorialsanctions” the statement said.The blocking statute will allow EU companies to recover damages resulting from US sanctions and bans them from complying with sanctions unless they get special dispensation from the European Commission. Yesterday’s announcement follows escalating rhetoric between Iran and the US which peaked on 23 July when Trump blasted Iran in an all-caps tweet following comments by the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani who said “war with Iran is the mother of all wars”.Trump has said he is willing to meet the Iranian president to discuss a deal.Last night Rouhani said: “Trump’s call for direct talks is only for domestic consumption in America.” read more

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Businesses still struggling to access coronavirus loan scheme, says BCC

first_img Show Comments ▼ The chancellor said the scheme would open on 20 April for submissions and there would be a period of “several days” between applying and receiving the money. 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The government promises to pay the lenders 80 per cent of the loan if the borrower does not pay it back. Only two per cent of businesses have successfully managed to access the government’s coronavirus business interruption loan scheme (CBILS), according to a survey published today. “It is essential that the job retention scheme makes payments to businesses as soon as possible. Any delay could mean more livelihoods under threat, more business failures, and more hardship in our communities.”  BCC director general Adam Marshall said: “Businesses on the frontline need cash to start flowing from support schemes fast. With April’s payday coming up, we are fast approaching a crunch point, and both the furlough scheme and CBILS facilities need to be accelerated.   (COVID-19) crisis. (Photo by Julian Simmonds – WPA Pool/Getty Images) Also Read: Businesses still struggling to access coronavirus loan scheme, says BCC Under the programme, businesses with revenue up to £45m can apply to a group of more than 40 accredited lenders for a government-backed loan. The scheme was tweaked at the start of April to widen eligibility and prevent banks asking for personal guarantees from directors on loans under £250,000. Under the job retention programme, workers are temporarily laid off by the government and paid 80 per cent of their salary by the government up to a maximum of £2,500 a month. Yesterday, Chancellor Rishi Sunak defended the performance of CBILs, saying: “There has been enormous improvement from where we were…the changes that we made are making a difference.” (COVID-19) crisis. (Photo by Julian Simmonds – WPA Pool/Getty Images) (COVID-19) crisis. (Photo by Julian Simmonds – WPA Pool/Getty Images) Also Read: Businesses still struggling to access coronavirus loan scheme, says BCC whatsapp “You should be able to get the cash by the end of the month if everything goes to plan,” Sunak said. Sunak said he expected to see an acceleration in the number of loans granted in the coming days after bank staff worked over Easter weekend to clear the backlog. Thirty one per cent of those to use the scheme have furloughed between 75 and 100 per cent of their workers, the survey said. Sunak told the government’s daily press conference yesterday that the furlough scheme was “on track” to deliver cash to businesses by the end of April. The BCC said: “This suggests firms could still be having difficulty accessing the support through banks, despite the announcements on 2 April designed to simplify and speed up the CBILS process.” Wednesday 15 April 2020 12:01 am (COVID-19) crisis. (Photo by Julian Simmonds – WPA Pool/Getty Images) Also Read: Businesses still struggling to access coronavirus loan scheme, says BCC “While we’ve seen a high number of firms furloughing staff in anticipation of the job retention scheme coming online, it is still unclear whether they will start receiving funds before their payroll date, which could exacerbate the cash crisis many businesses are facing.   whatsapp On Sunday, business secretary Alok Sharma said around 4,200 businesses had received loans under the scheme and just over £800m had been paid out. A survey the week previously by the BCC found only one per cent of businesses had successfully accessed the scheme. Tags: Coronavirus Nine per cent of respondents to the survey by the British Chamber of Commerce (BCC) said they were unsuccessful with slow or no response from lenders the main reason cited. 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Stocking up: Booze brand Virgin Wines confirms £110m London float

first_imgThursday 25 February 2021 9:16 am Virgin Wines, which has 169,000 active customers of which 147,000 are subscribers, said the placing was “significantly” over-subscribed. “We are delighted by the strong support we have received from blue-chip institutional investors and that the placing was significantly over-subscribed,” said chief executive Jay Wright. whatsapp whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Virgin Wines has benefitted from booming sales during the coronavirus pandemic (Getty Images) That figure is expected to grow, buoyed by changing consumer trends such as online shopping, food and drink subscription services and demand for premium products. Announcing its intention to float earlier this month, Virgin said the off-trade market for wine specialists was estimated to be worth roughty £2.4bn last year. Tags: IPOs Share James Warrington “Our admission to Aim will provide us with the platform to execute our ambitious growth plans, as we leverage our key strengths to continue to take market share and drive shareholder value.” Following the initial public offering, four venture capital trusts advised by Mobeus Equity Partners will own roughly 36 per cent of the company, while senior management will hold around 20 per cent. Alcohol subscription service Virgin Wines today confirmed plans to list on the London Stock Exchange next week in a move that will value the company at £110m. Liberum is acting as nominated adviser and sole broker for the listing. Virgin Wines said it will place 6.6m new ordinary shares and 17.7m existing shares at 197p per share, giving it a total market capitalisation of roughly £110m. Virgin Wines has benefitted from booming sales during the coronavirus pandemic (Getty Images) Also Read: Stocking up: Booze brand Virgin Wines confirms £110m London float The float is set to raise £13m for the company and £35m for the selling shareholders. The booze business, which has been a major lockdown winner, will debut on the Aim market on 2 March. Virgin Wines has benefitted from booming sales during the coronavirus pandemic (Getty Images) Also Read: Stocking up: Booze brand Virgin Wines confirms £110m London float Stocking up: Booze brand Virgin Wines confirms £110m London float last_img read more

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Five Ways to Take the Hella Out of Coachella

first_imgUncategorizedFive Ways to Take the Hella Out of CoachellaBy Linda Immediato – April 11, 2012447ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItPARKINGFinding your car in the dusty sea of a parking area can be maddening. There’s no blue Mickey here. Tie glow sticks or LED lights to a few helium balloons and attach them to your vehicle. CAMPINGYou can camp at the Empire Polo Field: It’s $82.50 for the weekend, but be sure to spring for a VIP shower pass (your friends will thank you). The two-person tents and tepees ringing Lake Eldorado at the center of the campground fetch $1,750 (cots, sleeping bags, and festival passes included). Or go big and rent a safari tent, which features two beds, AC, private bathrooms and showers, and breaky. You also get shuttled to the stage, two all-access artist passes, and a bill for $6,500. WALKINGThroughout the Coachella Valley hotels fill up with concertgoers, but only one doesn’t require taking a shuttle or idling in gridlock to flee the polo grounds at day’s end: the Indian Palms Country Club & Resort. A 25-minute hike away, the sprawling property offers a three-day Coachella package, including meals, for $1,114. But you have to book months in advance. MEETINGWith groupme.com/coachella, you can pinpoint your friends’ locations, message them all at once, and receive up- dates from Goldenvoice. There are charging stations around the grounds, but in case your phone dies, designate a meeting spot (in the shade—you may be waiting awhile). SKIPPINGCouldn’t score a ticket this year? Not sure you’re up to sweating with the masses? Most of the acts at Coachella do one-off shows in the area. Check the bands’ Web sites for local gigs.  TAGSL.A. Culture2012April 2012Previous articleThe Tuesday Afternoon Cram, 4/10/12Next articleNine Up-and-Coming Acts Your Future Self Will Regret Not Seeing at Coachella If You Disregard This BlogLinda Immediato RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORFollow in Pee-wee Herman’s Footsteps Across L.A.What Defines a Successful Immigrant?The Undocumented Immigrants Who Are Redefining ‘American’last_img read more

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Prime minister David Cameron refuses to rule out Brexit ahead of referendum if renegotiation efforts fail

first_imgPrime Minister David Cameron has refused to rule out campaigning for a “Brexit” if he fails to renegotiate Britain’s ties with the European Union (EU). “If I don’t get what I want then I rule nothing out,” he told the BBC when asked if he would be ready to lead UK out of the single currency bloc. “But I am confident we will get what we need.”Cameron has pledged to renegotiate Britain’s ties with the EU and then give voters a referendum on European Union membership by the end of 2017. When asked if Britain could be drifting towards the EU exit, Cameron said: “I am trying to get for Britain the things that we need and obviously once I have got them I will turn around and make the case for staying in a reformed Europe.”Read more: Prime minister David Cameron loses parliamentary vote over EU referendum rulesCameron has already had to give concessions on purdah, as well as the EU referendum question.The business community has expressed a plethora of views over the impact of a “Brexit” on the UK’s economic prospects.”Business must be crystal clear that membership is in our national interest. The EU is key to our national prosperity,” Mike Rake, president of the CBI, has said,”What is needed is a lot less red tape and bureaucracy. Some of it is costly for us and quite frankly ridiculous. Whether that means renegotiating or exiting, I don’t think it can carry on as it is,” Graeme MacDonald, chief executive of JCB, previous said. Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Prime minister David Cameron refuses to rule out Brexit ahead of referendum if renegotiation efforts fail Sunday 4 October 2015 3:39 pm Jessica Morris whatsapp Share last_img read more

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News / Uncertainty remains over who will pay for compliance with IMO 2020

first_img By Alexander Whiteman 22/03/2019 Carriers and shippers remain in dispute over who will pay for compliance with the pending sulphur fuel cap.And they have further concerns over unified global enforcement.At the European Shippers’ Council Maritime Day 2019, Nick Lurkin, of the Royal Association of Netherlands’ Shipowners (KVNR), said carrier customers needed to accept the cap.“With the IMO regulations there is no delay, even if there are still some that think it will be delayed – it won’t. And as shipowners, we do not want any delays as all they bring is uncertainty, although it seems there remains a lack of cohesion in terms of fuel availability.”According to numbers given at the event, fuel prices could increase by as much as 85% following the introduction of the cap on January 1 2020.And some carriers have already begun implementing surcharges to cover the expected hike in costs, angering shippers.“We understand some shippers are unhappy with these surcharges, but there are very clear reasons,” said Mr Lurkin. “It’s because we cannot change to low-sulphur fuel on 31 December, we need to be bunkering now, so it is ready to use on 1 January.”Mr Lurkin’s comments were echoed by the port of Rotterdam’s advisor of business intelligence, Ronald Backers, who agreed carriers needed to bunker now to be ready.He added that he expected compliance in Europe to be “very high”, but remained unsure about the wider shipping community.“Be aware that this is coming so you know where your ships are going and know that you will be compliant,” he added.“But the sulphur cap should be seen as effective in combatting emissions, the previous cap made a marked difference in the quality of air in the port of Rotterdam region.”S&P Global’s editor of Global Container Freight Market George Griffiths told The Loadstar that while shippers believed any surcharges should only come into force as of 1 Janaury, this was not really feasible.He said in general there seemed to be a market consensus that the fourth quarter of this year represented the best time to implement the surcharges.“Indeed this does raise the question that some shippers will in essence get stung by their carriers for a period in which they won’t be carrying the goods,” continued Mr Griffith.“However I doubt it – I imagine that these are for annual negotiations and so it is in essence a way for carriers to protect their margins ahead of the new rules, as none of the market wants to see another Hanjin situation.“As a result, and as it is unlikely that the cargoes with low sulphur surcharges are spot cargoes, I think that this is just part of the new bunker offerings that will be standardised across the board, but just a first mover.”He also expressed doubt over the lack of availability of compliant fuels, noting such concerns formed part of the reasoning behind the 1 March implementation date of the carriage ban on higher sulphur fuel.“This will in essence prevent anyone leaving the European zone, filling up with non-compliant fuel, and ballasting back to Europe,” Mr Griffith continued.“So while I see teething issues with compliance in Q1, there seems to be agreement that by the start of Q2 there will be enough fuel to go round that the IMO can enforce such rules.”However, concerns over availability of the new low-sulphur fuel remain and Ghanayapad Tantipipatpong, of the Thai Shippers’ Council Alliance, said Thailand was unsure where it would source compliant fuel. Mr Lurking added that expectations were that Africa and South America would also struggle to source enough compliant fuel.“This means there’s a lack of cohesion across the planet in terms of availability, and so we are calling on ports to be proactive to help address this,” he said.“For example, we’d like to see them bring in mandatory speed limits and better organise arrival slots to reduce uncertainty and prevent ships full-steaming and then idling.“If ports were more flexible on this front, it would mean ships could slow-steam, which is environmentally better and use less fuel.” Top Veiw Of Ship Refueling Fuel Pipeline Fill Up Engine Valve ID 133442149 © Dani3315 | Dreamstime.comlast_img read more

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Where was differential pricing at the WHO Fair Pricing Forum?

first_img Calls for transparencyThe complexity of the economics of drug development and lack of transparency about drug prices and R&D investments is infuriating many stakeholders. That sentiment is being fueled by the claims of some academics — backed by calculations — that the actual manufacturing costs for many drugs can be quite low. As a result, governments are calling for transparency while nongovernmental organizations are calling for delinking R&D from drug development, meaning governments commission R&D with grants, while payments are separated from manufacturing, which is paid on a cost basis. Patient organizations are taking a different tack and seeking to force compulsory licensing for oncology drugs, much as was done for HIV/AIDS drugs 20 years ago. A report commissioned by the WHO on these issues was discussed at a WHO Executive Council meeting earlier this year. Related: FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images Tags drug pricing Comparing the Covid-19 vaccines developed by Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson World Health Organization tries moving closer to creating a ‘fair pricing’ model Related: First OpinionWhere was differential pricing at the WHO Fair Pricing Forum? During the WHO-World Trade Organization dialogue in Hosbjor, Norway, almost 20 years ago, differential pricing took center stage. It was ultimately a large contributor toward access to HIV/AIDS drugs in middle- and low-income countries. Pharmaceutical companies are generally in favor of differential pricing, but there is a risk that products from countries where a drug has a lower price could be diverted to those where it is priced higher. In addition, many governments take advantage of lower prices in other countries through price reference laws that limit local prices based on prices in other countries.The ability to reduce prices for lower-income countries without being punished through product diversion and price referencing by higher-income countries is instrumental in providing access to drugs at affordable prices. Nongovernmental organizations and patient advocacy groups tend to favor differential pricing, although some would prefer the more blunt compulsory licensing option.At the Fair Pricing Forum in Johannesburg, it was clear there is a basis for common ground in pursuing differential pricing options. But such solutions must be pursued in close collaboration between middle- and lower-income countries, higher-income countries, the pharmaceutical industry, and patient organizations. Although higher-income countries were poorly represented at the forum, their acceptance of lower prices in poorer countries, which is essential for the success of differential pricing, should not be opportunistically used to create local budget savings.Leaving any of these groups out of the equation might make for an easier conversation, but it will also result in total failure of the initiative.Ed Schoonveld is the managing principal and leader of the value and access practice at ZS Associates, a global professional services firm, and the author of “The Price of Global Health” (Routledge 2017). The pharmaceutical industry has been hesitant to provide detailed information on R&D costs and has generally been ineffective in addressing the underlying concerns regarding transparency. It must do a better job showing that the typical calculations on profitability are flawed because they do not incorporate the risk of failure and related investments for unsuccessful drug candidates. In a sense, that can be compared to a return on investment calculation for a winning lottery ticket.Although the Twitter-based world does not have much patience for complex explanations that require more than 280 characters, ignoring this issue is merely adding to frustration and fueling activism toward solutions such as compulsory licensing. That would resolve little and, if it comes to pass, should be seen as a failure of all involved who are seeking to reach a workable solution for patients.Differential pricing as a collaborative solutionThe first two days of the forum felt divisive and polarized rather than collaborative. Monologue was more pervasive than dialogue. That fortunately changed on the third day as a substantial amount of time was devoted to giving the audience opportunities to comment. This shift suggested to me that the largest elements missing from the issue of drug pricing are a basis of trust between industry, governments, and patient organizations and a belief that a joint resolution of the challenges is feasible.Finding common ground among stakeholders is an essential ingredient toward reaching patient solutions for high cost drugs. I was surprised that differential pricing — allowing prices to vary in different countries based on affordability levels — had been omitted from the formal agenda for the meeting. Ed Schoonveld By Ed Schoonveld April 29, 2019 Reprints linkedin.com/in/edschoonveld The World Health Organization says cancer drug prices are ‘impairing’ access to treatment Having attended the first Fair Pricing Forum two years ago in Amsterdam, where the discussions were constructive, I was surprised that positions at this meeting were polarized and often emotional. Organized patient protests outside the venue added to the urgency of coming to some resolutions for what is proving to be a complex socioeconomic issue.The affordability of medications by people who need them was the central theme of the discussions, with health as a fundamental human right being a strong underlying principle. Through that lens, high drug prices are seen as abusive, a belief fed by feelings that the industry is hiding behind high R&D costs and the need for innovation as excuses for high drug prices.advertisement Trending Now: [email protected] Access to pricey prescription drugs has become a topic of focused attention for the World Health Organization, governments of middle- and lower-income countries, nongovernmental aid organizations, patient activists, and others. Many of these gathered at this month’s Fair Pricing Forum in Johannesburg, South Africa, which was sponsored by the WHO.The invitation-only meeting, which was closed to the media, provided a venue for representatives of governments and nongovernmental organizations, academics, experts, and leaders from the pharmaceutical industry to address concerns about fair pricing and access to pharmaceuticals, especially in middle- and low-income countries.I had the good fortune to serve as a panel member in one of the sessions and to participate in the discussions.advertisement About the Author Reprintslast_img read more

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Calls for people to host a Laois Hospice Coffee Morning

first_img Twitter Calls for people to host a Laois Hospice Coffee Morning GAA WhatsApp Twitter GAA Facebook The Laois Hospice coffee morning takes place on Thursday September 19 – and organisers are looking for your help to host one.Would you have an hour to spare on the 19th to host a coffee morning or evening? Or even to arrange a coffee morning in your workplace.Invite in a few friends and put on the kettle and share a cup of coffee.Laois Hospice are looking for people\organisations or workplace to host coffee mornings or evenings on 19th September.If you would like to be a host please contact Mary Delaney, Laois Hospice on 086 8157280 for supply of coffee.All monies collected in Laois are spent on hospice services to the people of Laois.Thank you for your continued support to Laois Hospice and remember every cup counts.SEE ALSO – Check out the dedicated jobs section on LaoisToday RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp GAA Pinterest Facebook Home Sponsored Calls for people to host a Laois Hospice Coffee Morning Sponsored 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results TAGSLaois Hospice Pinterest Previous articleOur Guide to What’s On this weekendNext articleJOB VACANCY: Wilbay Ltd looking to hire a Purchasing Administrator LaoisToday Reporter Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory By LaoisToday Reporter – 5th September 2019 last_img read more

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IIROC sets date for annual meeting

first_img The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) has scheduled its annual meeting of members for late next month, the self-regulatory organization (SRO) announced Thursday.The meeting will be held at the Toronto Board of Trade at 4:30 pm on Sept. 25. IAP to focus on SROs, taskforce in 2021 Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Related news IIROC drops expanded OBSI reporting proposal Business People Meeting Discussion in a boardroom concept rawpixel/123RFcenter_img Keywords Self-regulatory organizationsCompanies Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada At the meeting, IIROC members will elect directors, appoint auditors and consider the SRO’s latest financial statements (for the year ended March 31).Meeting materials were mailed on Aug. 24, IIROC states in a notice.On Wednesday, IIROC released its Annual Report for 2017-18, which details its financials and highlights its policy priorities, such as the development of the Client Focused Reforms, industry cybersecurity, and enhancing enforcement. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media When does poor service become a regulatory issue for online brokerages?last_img read more

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News Roundup: A Civic Type R price tag, NOTGR8 plates in Alberta and more

first_img See More Videos All 100 of the exclusive limited-edition Phoenix Yellow Type Rs headed for Canada have already been sold, at $54,600 a pop. More Type R deets right here.The new BMW M3 and M4 look like pure fuM!2021 BMW M3 and M4 Volkswagen’s newest electric SUV got a little less mysterious this week. The exact range and price are still tbd, but we do now know a bunch about the vehicle, including that it’ll arrive in Canada next summer in rear-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive guise. Who would’ve guessed the license plate “C0VID69” wouldn’t pass governmental muster? What’s that? Everybody would’ve guessed, except for the Albertan who applied to have those on their vehicle? Fair. That wasn’t the only denied custom plate in the Canadian prairie province, though. Political statements like “QAN0N” and “QSENTME” were also denied, alongside drug and sex references like “CANABIZ” and – this one’s real original – “FAAAACK.” According to Service Alberta, around 7,000 custom plates are approved each year, with only around one per cent being rejected. Why the new Jeep Grand Wagoneer doesn’t wear woodGrand Wagoneer Concept FCA Handout / BMW 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 Remember the Jeep Wagoneers of old, with their snazzy wood-grain paneling down the side? It was a classic look, but one the brand has decided not to resurrect for the new Wagoneer. Why? Because it just doesn’t look luxe anymore. “Philosophically, we looked at it for a hot second,” Fiat Chrysler head designer Ralph Gilles told the Detroit News. “We really did try, but the original was contact paper with a vinyl that was applied to the original car. It looked OK, and it made a statement, but they were desperately trying to establish a sense of luxury, which wood at the time was how you did it.” Welp, not any more.Here’s VW compact electric SUV, the 2021 ID.42021 Volkswagen ID.4 The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Trending Videoscenter_img Its battery is an 82-kWh lithium-ion pack, with 77 kWh usable, that allows for DC, or fast-charging, up to 125 kilowatts; drivers will be able to charge it for free at all Electrify Canada stations for at least two years, says VW Canada. Visually, it’s pretty standard SUV stuff, but you can see for yourself at the photo gallery here.  The 2021 BMW M3 and M4 have arrived with some new looks and hooks. Specifically, there’s the 3.0-litre inline-six with two turbochargers, donating 473 horsepower and 406 lb.-ft. of torque to the Core models, both of which get a segment-defying six-speed manual setup. That’ll take it to 100 km/h from a standstill in 4.2 seconds. Step up to the rear-drive M Competition (xDrive to follow) and those figures jump to 503 hp and 479 lb.-ft. and zero-to-100-km/h in 3.9 seconds. The BMW M3 and M4 will cost $84,300 and $85,100, respectively, when they arrive in Canada next spring.  Check out Alberta’s most hilarious rejected platesAn Alberta licence plate is shown on Saturday, September 19, 2020. COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS RELATED TAGSFlexNew VehiclesAlbertaFlex Handout / Volkswagen Welcome to our weekly roundup of the biggest breaking stories on Driving.ca from this past week. Above you’ll find our video roundup highlighting the top news stories selected by our news editors, and below are our most popular stories overall.Here’s what you missed while you were away.New Honda Civic Type R gets priced, special edition sells outHonda has priced the 2021 Civic Type R for Canadians, slapping it with a $46,200 sticker. New for 2021, the sporty Civic gets a bigger front grille, a weighted shift knob, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and, the coolest addition, the LogR app that records track or closed-course driving data and spits out a “smoothness” score for drivers. Brendan Miller/Postmedia We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information.last_img read more

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